We all know by now how much dogs benefit our lives as our friends, our companions, our protectors and so much more. Scientists are now discovering of late, more and more ways that our canine friends assist us and the latest is not in the least bit surprising to me: dogs help autistic children deal better with stress, explained in detail in this article: http://www.livescience.com/10166-dogs-reduce-stress-kids-autism.html .
Animals have always been able to help lower our stress, but now it is proven that dogs in particular can help lower the actual stress hormone in these autistic children – which means yes the same could be true with children that are not autistic. The same could be true of adults as well. They relax us and I know in my case, my dogs have always made me laugh with their antics. And they also give us a sense of belonging because they do not judge us.
I wonder if anyone sees the connection to vaccines in this whole thing though? And just think of all the dogs that are overvaccinated – one vaccine is overvaccination IMO. Listen to our latest show on Animal Talk Naturally for more on this subject so I 1) don’t go off on a tangent here and 2) so I don’t have to repeat myself. Here is the link – be sure to listen quick because this show won’t be available indefinitely as it will go into our program at the American Council of Animal Naturopathy : Why Vaccines Can’t Immunize – Show #431
Dogs to our rescue once again – I just hope more people will see the connection to vaccines with autism soon (regardless of what the “authorities” are saying to the contrary)…and before too many dogs have this same problem – which they probably already do but it is going undiagnosed as such. What happens to dogs with autism? Is is considered just a big behavioral problem rather than what it really is – autism? Are they then “put down” if a trainer, behaviorist or veterinarian can’t “fix” the problem? While dogs are always there for us, we are always quick to allow them to become collateral damage when the tables are turned. Who will be there to help them? What about preventing this problem in the first place by NOT vaccinating? After all, vaccinations are NOT immunizations.
Have a pawsitively tail waggin’, NATUROPATHICALLY healthy day!
PHOTO ATTRIBUTION: By Dr. Kim Bloomer of Meshach, Great Dane puppy and niece Sydney (not autistic). Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved.