Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse: An Animal Lover's Guide to a Healthy, Happy, and Extraordinary Life

Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse: An Animal Lover's Guide to a Healthy, Happy, and Extraordinary Life

by Carlyn Montes De Oca


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Written for the dog and cat lover, animal advocate, and fan of natural medicine, Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse reveals how our timeless relationships with our beloved animal friends hold the keys to our optimal health. Acupuncturist, plant-based nutritional consultant, and animal advocate Carlyn Montes De Oca weaves together an insightful tapestry of prescriptive advice, personal stories about her lively “six-pack” of rescue dogs and cats, and testimonials from other dog and cat lovers, including best-selling author Jack Canfield.

In an age when most people will suffer from a preventable chronic disease, Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse opens readers eyes’ to the fact that our beloved companion animals can be some of the most powerful allies we will ever have on the journey towards a healthier, happier, and more extraordinary life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631521867
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 04/18/2017
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 607,803
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Carlyn Montes De Oca is an acupuncturist, plant-based nutritional consultant, and animal advocate in private practice near San Francisco. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University in communication arts and a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Emperor’s College. She is also certified in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies at Cornell University. She was voted PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Over 50 in 2011, and has been a spokesperson for the Guardian Campaign at In Defense of Animals. She is also the founder of The Animal-Human Health Connection, which focuses on bringing awareness to the many powerful ways that animals enhance human health, happiness, and longevity. Montes De Oca lives in Marin County with her husband, Ken, and her beloved rescue animals.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Your Journey Begins ix

Part I Your Healthy Body

Chapter 1 Super Dog and Mighty Cat 3

Chapter 2 Your Morning Ritual 13

Chapter 3 The New Taste of Nutrition 23

Chapter 4 Fitness With Friends 37

Chapter 5 The Sick and the Sleepless 51

Chapter 6 Super Kids 61

Chapter 7 Amazing Adults 71

Chapter 8 Sensational Seniors 83

Part II Your Happy Mind

Chapter 9 The Magic in Mindfulness 93

Chapter 10 The Power of Thought 103

Chapter 11 The Impact of Words 113

Chapter 12 How Your Body Speaks 131

Chapter 13 The Value of Emotional Intelligence 141

Chapter 14 The Hero Inside and The Hero Beside 149

Part III Your Extraordinary Spirit

Chapter 15 Stepping Through the Comfort Zone 159

Chapter 16 Your Creative Animal 169

Chapter 17 Reinventing Relationships 177

Chapter 18 To Serve, With Love 187

Chapter 19 The Freedom in Forgiveness 197

Chapter 20 The Art of Living with Dying 207

Chapter 21 The Tao of Dog, The Way of Cat 217

Afterword 229

Notes 231

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