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Pets Are Good For Your Health

Photo by daisydesign
Photo by daisydesign

The Pet Rx article from Martha Stewart Magazine explains that pet ownership can be associated with decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and also a boost to your physical health.  Pets are great for your Psyche as well!

According to the article, “Pets might even give you a happiness high. According to research from “Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,” pet owners report feeling greater self-esteem and more joy, and being less fearful than people who don’t have animals. Pets also help ward off depression, another risk factor associated with an increased risk of heart disease”read full article here.

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Hershey’s Chewy Brownie Pie

Hershey's Chewy Brownie PieIngredients:
6oz. Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme Chocolate Candy Bar
½ cup sugar
½ cup butter
1 cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
7oz. sweetened condensed milk
¾ cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
6oz. Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme Chocolate Candy Bar
½ cup sugar
½ cup butter
Melt over med low heat until melted
Whisk in 2 lightly beaten eggs and ½ teaspoon vanilla

 

Add:
1 cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
Stir until mixture is incorporated and smooth
Pour into greased 9″ springform pan
Bake at 350°, 20 minutes
Remove from oven
Immediately pour 7oz. sweetened condensed milk over top of brownies
Layer with ¾ cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
Let cool

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Guide to Changing Your Thoughts to Shape the Life You Want

The purpose of this article is to motivate you to take action on creating the life you want and to provide some basic direction on how to do that. If you’re dissatisfied with some part of your life, know that you have the power to change it and it all starts with your thoughts!

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Cats & Dogs – The New kids (what are you feeding them?)

photo from Harvest Market Natural Foods blog
photo from Harvest Market Natural Foods blog

An article from Delicious Living Magazine titled ‘Pet Projects‘ has information on feeding Dogs and Cats (which are the new kids now).  Below is a section from the article regarding lean protein but be sure to check out their website for the entire article.

Also, Harvest Market Natural Foods has a list of natural pet food and treats that they sell on their blog.

“Because protein costs a lot more than low-quality carbs like corn, many mass-produced pet foods rely on entirely too much cheap grain. As a result, your dog or cat may get too many carbs and not enough protein. Dry pet kibble typically includes 15 percent to 30 percent protein, but you’ll find some fresh or freeze-dried natural products packing up to an impressive 80 percent protein.”

petinfo“Protein quality can vary greatly between conventional and natural pet foods,” notes Townshend. “Foods that use higher-quality proteins typically have higher digestibility, meaning that a higher percentage of nutrients are absorbed into the body and used for fuel.” Early on, natural pet food companies made products stand out by using hormone- and antibiotic-free meats; newer companies up the game with free-range, organic, or human-grade proteins. And because pets can develop allergies to proteins, such as chicken and beef, you’ll see unique alternatives such as bison, venison, kangaroo, duck, and cod.”   Read Full Article Here

 

 

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