Health & NutritionSprouting Q&A GSE

GSE, Over 80 Labs Find it Safe and Effective

. According to Allan Sachs, DC, CCN, in his book, “ The Authoritative Guide to Grapefruit Seed Extract”, GSE is a broad spectrum product that has the ability to work against a wide range of organisms. Hundreds of laboratory tests have shown it is powerful, safe and effective against dangerous germs even when highly diluted.…

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Food As Medicine

“Food as Medicine”, by Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD “How to use diet, vitamins, juices and herbs for a healthier, happier, longer life,”  this is what the author promises.   According to Dr Khalsa, food is the original medicine, food is our best medicine. This book is grounded in science and is an easy to use…

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Health & Nutrition garlic

Feeding Parrots: Never Feed Garlic, Onions or Leeks

  These common vegetables belong to the onion genus, Allium, one of the largest categories of plants in the world. This genera was originally classified in the lily family (Liliaceae). However, in 2009 it was reclassified and is now the subfamily Allioideae of the Amaryllidaceae family.   Why Run the Risk of Injuring Your Birds?…

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Health & NutritionSprouting Q&A Sample of a 'Balanced' meal for a medium-sized parrot.

Feeding Parrots: Photos of Nutritious Meals

  I begin every personalized avian nutrition consultation by explaining the importance of having a properly formulated, properly grown sprouting blend make up at least 50 % of the bird’s diet.   When I say properly formulated and properly grown, I mean a sprouting blend that has been formulated to provide complete protein and on…

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Health & NutritionMalnutrition Yellow-eared parrots at nesting cavity.

Feeding Parrots: Nutrition Essential for Good Health

When wanting to keep our parrots healthy so many people focus on avoiding the pathogens. However, we live on a planet that’s full of them: aspergillosis, candida, bacteria, viral infections and the like.  Aspergillosis and candida are ubiquitous … meaning they are everywhere. Aspergillosis is most commonly found in garden soil and compost.   Aspergillosis–Everywhere…

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Feeding Parrots: Eliminating Reoccurring Yeast and Bacterial Infections

  This blog post contains a case study from Leslie’s column, ‘The Holistic Parrot’, that appeared in the October 2011, #165 issue of Parrots magazine.   Cycling Infections, Yeast & Bacteria Nutrition Transforms a Life . “The relationship with Lily, my Lilac Crowned Amazon, isn’t effortless like with my other parrots. Interacting with her takes a…

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Feeding Parrots: Are Tomatoes Safe?

  This blog post contains excerpts  from my column, ‘The Holistic Parrot’, that appears in the June 2011, #161 issue of  Parrots magazine.   Wild Birds Know, Leave Nightshade Family Alone Daily I can have up to 100 wild birds patiently waiting for their sprouts to be sprinkled at their designated feeding area.  These wild…

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