The Amazing Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

The consumable seed of the Salvia hispanica, chai is indigenous to Central America. The Chia is egg-shaped and gray in coloration having black and white patches. Owing to the hydrophilic nature of the seed, it assumes a weight which is 12 times higher than its usual weight when immersed in water to produce mucilaginous covering which gives chia related cream and beverage a unique gel feel. Its diameter is about 1 millimeter (0.04 in). Chia seed is considered as one of the healthiest foods one can incorporate into their diets. It is highly nutritious and conveys a myriad of benefits to the brain and body as a whole. Based on scientific evidence, the benefits of chia seeds is below.

1. Chia Seed is Highly Nutritious with Few Calories.

Chia has received outstanding acknowledgment for its ability to make available and sustain energy. Consequently, chia is a long-standing term to describe strength.  Irrespective its important and historical antecedent as a unique dietary need, chia seed just broke into relevance recently into contemporary day diet menu. In a couple of years past, Chia has gained recognition and now sits on top as it is consumed globally by all people who are particular about their health. Do not slander Chia with your tongue because of its size; amazingly, here are the components of a tiny Chia seed. A one-ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains:

  1. Fiber: 11 grams.
  2. Manganese: 30% of the RDI.
  3. Phosphorus: 27% of the RDI.
  4. Calcium: 18% of the RDI.
  5. Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are omega-3s).
  6. Magnesium: 30% of the RDI.
  7. Protein: 4 grams.
  8. A modest quantity of potassium, vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B2.

Chia conveys just but a small number of calories about 137 and a gram of digestible carbohydrate. The end product of the Fiber content in chia is good calories. Negate this from the fiber, and you will be left with about 101 calories per 288 grams of seed. For this reason, Chia is one of the most decorated nutrient source and calorie

2. Chia Seeds As an Antioxidant

Chia seed also plays the role of an antioxidant. The antioxidant constituent of chia prevents the fats in it from becoming rancid. Though the importance of the antioxidant addictive is often contentious, scholars seem to have a converging decision on the subject.  Researchers opined that there is a positive association between antioxidant in chia seed and good health. Antioxidants are essential to prevent the production of free radicals, which can destroy cell molecules and fast track aging as well as deadly diseases like cancer

3. Chia As a Source of Protein

Protein Apart from the benefit mentioned above of chia, the seed contains a modest level of protein. About 14% protein of the weight of the chia seed is protein. When compared with another protein source, it is high. Having an incredible balance of essential amino acid, your body can assimilate the protein very easy. Protein is vital and conveys numerous health benefit including weight reduction, and dietary nutrients. Protein decrease appetite, obesity, and the cravings to eat snacks by night. For vegetarians, the chia seed is an incredible protein source.

4. Carbs in Chia Are Fiber

An ounce (28 grams) of chia is the equivalent to 12 grams of carbohydrate. Eleven of these grams are indigestible fiber. Fiber does not elevate the blood sugar either does it demand insulin to be sent off. Chia is of the Carb family, but its health-related influences vary from those of other carbs such as starch and sugar. Chia is carb friendly. 1 gram per 28 grams is the proportion of carb content which digestible. Due to the excellent solubility of the fiber content especially when immersing in water, chia becomes gel-like and quickly fill your belly. Conversely, since it improves fullness, but influences absorption at a slow rate, the body then needs food less frequently. In this way, you take in fewer calories. Beneficial bacteria in the intestine sustain themselves with the fiber content of chia. Their 40% composition of fiber content by weight makes chia a chief source of fiber in the world.

5. Chia Assist Weight Loss  

Many health gurus preaches that chia seeds assist in weight reduction. The soluble fiber takes in a massive portion of water into your stomach, thus increase fullness and retards food digestion. Many studies have verified glucomannan, the soluble fiber which functions similarly, attesting to the fact that it can reduce weight. Chia also decreases appetite and food intake. A related study documented increased satiety with chia seeds consumption as breakfast in the short-term while another supported an improved characteristic of chia seeds on weight loss.  Though chia seed in the diet may not lead to reduced weight, health practitioners opine that it is an essential supplement for weight reduction. Another lifestyle including sleep and exercise is also necessary. If added with food along with rest and exercise were taken into consideration, chia seeds enhance weight loss.

6. Chia Seeds Contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Just as flax seed, chia seeds contain a high quantity of omega-3 fatty acids. As a point of fact, chia seed has in store more omega- 3s than a gram for gram and salmon. Note that the omega-3s in Chia are mainly ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), which does not convey much benefit as it sounds. ALA is first converted into the usable forms eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). In this form, the body then uses it. Unluckily, humans cannot sufficiently convert ALA into these usable forms. For this reason omega-3s cotton is a second best to fish oil and other animal sources. According to studies, Aside DHA, chia seeds have the ALA and EPA blood level improving capability. This is a concern because, DHA, is the chief component of omega-3 fat. Thus experts regard chia seeds to be a low-quality omega-3 diet. For improved and adequate DHA to your brain and body and brain, consume fatty fish daily or fish oil or opt for plant sourced DHA supplement if you are a vegetarian.

7. Chia Seed Cuts the Risk of Heart Disease

Chia contains significant fiber, protein, and omega-3s hence their likelihood to fight heart disease. Scholars have verified this economic importance, but they seem not to have a conclusive result. A study on effect chia seed on rats shows a lower risk factor including inflammations, triglycerides, insulin resistance, and belly fat. The likelihood of efficient HDL cholesterol improvement exist. According to studies, chia seeds may lower blood pressure in people with hypertension, a massive risk factor for heart disease. The bottom line is that chia seeds may affect heart health, but the significant effect may not be obtained until some lifestyle and dietary varies.

8. Excellent Bone Nutrients

Chia seeds contain excellent nutrients just good enough for bone health including phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and protein. Calcium component is quite significant; about 18% of RDI is contained in 1 ounce. A phytic acid constituent of chia seeds slows down calcium digestion to a certain level

9. Reduction in Blood Sugar Levels

Elevated fasting blood sugar levels are related to surging risk of some chronic infection such as heart disease. However, momentary spikes in blood sugar levels at the end of meals may pose negative health effects if they are abundant on a daily basis. According to studies, chia seeds may enhance insulin sensitivity and blood sugar management and sustained blood sugar levels after every meal in animals. Similarly, studies on humans, show that consuming chia rich bread reduces the after-meal blood sugar increase when compared with bread without chia.

10. Reduction of Chronic Inflammation

The body reacts to injuries or infection, through Inflammation. Typically, the skin becomes red and swollen. Though inflammation assists the body against viruses and bacteria, it causes harm as well. Chronic inflammation is related to the risk of cancer and heart diseases. There do not pose possible signs but could be verified through specific inflammatory indices in the blood. Certain unhealthy habits including smoking, poor diet, zero exercises dispose of the body to the risk of chronic inflammation. However, some healthy diets may slow down inflammation A study on 20 diabetes individuals which lasted 3-month documented that consuming 37 grams of chia seeds routinely lowers the inflammatory indices hs-CRP by 40%. The cohort who was placed on wheat bran had no outstanding benefit. Another study failed to establish an inflammatory effect.

11. Very Easy to Add with Your Diet

You can consume Chia seeds along with your diet. Incorporate them to a variety of menu and get thrilled. Needless grinding them into flax seed. They can be consumed raw, used as a juice, eaten as porridge, puddings or consolidated to baked meals. Spray chia on cereal, vegetables, yogurt, and rice meals. Since the can absorb water and fat, they serve as an excellent thickener for sauces and egg recipes. Add to water and get gel as a result. Chia significantly affects your dietary value. In need of chia, get it on Amazon. A typical dosage rate is 20 grams which approximately 1.5 tablespoons of chia seed two times a day.

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Brian Belott’s Time Pieces

Brian Belott, “Untitled” (2018), top: plastic hand, hair gel, Aquafresh, twine; middle: hair gel, snowy garland, hand massager, Halloween mask, hassle; bottom: clay, mustard, sand, cotton, paint, each in ice suspended in freezer with hardware, 79 x 27 x 32 inches (all images courtesy Gavin Brown Enterprises)

For many years Brian Belott painted cats with clock faces for eyes on glass. These are not on view here, but they are worth imagining, and are illustrative of Belott’s truest subject matter: time. Nearly everything in his current exhibition at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise is related to the artist’s profound interest in exhuming and archiving the discarded and the dispossessed — from the work of forgotten painters and obscure jazz musicians to children’s art to obsolete electronics to his own art — not as an act of nostalgia, but rather as a way to seek new ground and then open up it up for collective examination. Belott rewinds time — recalling Asger Jorn or Claes Oldenburg’s Brut reversions in philosophy and aesthetics — in order to find a place that felt muddy enough that there was no tradition binding his consciousness. A sloppy ground from which to move forward.

Time is intrinsic to Belott’s and my own experience of this exhibition, which doubles as a mini-retrospective. His “frozen artworks” — materials embedded in ice and stored in industrial freezers in the gallery — signify duration in the time it takes for the water to freeze and the ice to melt, should a circuit blow, a freezer darken, and his frozen paintings be exposed to the atmosphere. (A freezer did in fact blow out a few months back, setting one of his studio rooms ablaze, destroying new and old artworks alike, and necessitating the form of his current exhibition.) Time is present in the 20-year-old paintings on canvas board that foreshadowed and influenced post-2005 New York expressive painterly moves. And time is present in his caveman riffs on modern technologies: calculators and remote controls are coated in sand and stones. There is such poignancy in these futile devices, mounted stupidly on thin wood stands throughout the gallery, daring me to trip and break them — or maybe break off the stand and use it as a selfie-stick.

I’m extending a lot of pathos to an artist who, more often than not, defuses such sentiment via vaudeville-meets-Cabaret Voltaire-meets-Jerry Lewis performances — a symphony of electric can openers, for example — and an ongoing obsession with children’s art that has consumed his energies over the last few years (and was the subject of his previous exhibition at the gallery). The trick is to see past the performances, which encompass artwork titles, display systems, and the entire infrastructure of art, and really take in what the objects embody. So, back to the freezer.

Each of three glass-fronted freezers in one room of the gallery contains rectangular blocks of ice mounted on a vertical rod suspended. Encased in the ice are layers of material. They remind me of three-dimensional versions of Man Ray’s “rayographs.” They also represent Belott’s decades-long project of creating works that are transparent in form and idea — allowing viewers to see the work and how it’s made in a single look. This approach, ranges from paintings on glass to laminated works. In one “frozen” painting a plastic hand, surrounded by a looping, ethereal string, emerges from the hazy crystal grasping for space. In another, tabs of pale minerals subtly radiate from the center. Still another frames brass doorknobs, an abacus, and a grandfather clock eight between lengths of green- and blue-tinted ice. Belott, keenly aware of the slight tradition of frozen painting and sculpture (and a related category in which he participates — food sculpture and drawing — dominated by Dieter Roth and Fischli/Weiss) focuses on creating delicate and ethereal beauty that contrasts with the industrial container housing the works. Fragile or sturdy, vulnerable or aggressive, the ice paintings sometimes seem more found than made, an effect highlighted by the black-out room in which they’re displayed like centerpieces in a gem museum. The experience of encountering these glowing vessels in the dark is that rarest combination of sublime, funny, and moving. There’s nothing else quite like it and it is worth seeking out if only to sooth or enlighten your addled mind.

Brian Belott, “Untitled (Fan Puff)” (2016), mixed media, 83 x 73 x 8 1/2 inches

Next to the freezer is a whirling fan in a window cut into the wall; it’s part of “Untitled (Fan Puff)” (2016), related to Belott’s series of “puff piece” works. Begun in the late 1990s with cotton balls, the current version uses cotton batting as either a support or subject. In the latter case, painted bulges of batting in various hues compose a tondo, which might house a detourned calculator or remote control or some other modern debris. In the former, the batting is shellacked between hunks of festooned paper and sometimes activated with an inset fan or, in the alarming case of “Untitled (Puff)” (2018), a motion sensitive hair dryer that blows hot air as the viewer approaches. Now there’s a joke that is all about the timing. The hair dryer also briefly distracts from the burnt black char (a result of the artist’s studio fire) that coats a quarter of the piece and eats away at a corner. For someone so funny, Belott doesn’t traffic in irony or jokes-on-you condescension. The comedy comes from experiencing the totality of the artwork.

Brian Belott, “Shopping for Color” (1996–1998), tempera on Post-it notes, 28 1/4 x 31 3/4 inches

Chance moments, funny decisions. Wandering through the years and the scorch marks, the exhibition is as much about moments of discovery as it is about the art objects. Eight untitled drawings made with skeins of mustard look better with singed edges than as originally exhibited in 2014. Raw food drawings are cooked, fire adding some tone to them, and what is old is made new again. It’s brutal ground to discover ideas within, but such is Belott’s mode in the world — which isn’t to deny him rigorous agency in the making of the things: even after a blaze his efforts are deliberate. It’s a rare mind and hand that can transform a personal and professional disaster into generous and beautiful art. Perhaps no work is more generous — and generative — than Belott’s meditation on the shopping cart, Shopping for Color (1996–1998). It is ugly analog tech serialized: post-it notes are painted different colors and arranged in a grid; each expert gesture appears, but certainly is not, casual. This deceptively simple object, appropriately tucked away from the main exhibition space, takes us back to the beginning of Belott’s activites and points the way forward. At once a biographical key, a container of consciousness, and a blurt of color, it’s about as beautiful a collection of paper you’re likely to see in New York.

Brian Belott continues at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise (291 Grand Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan) through  January 13.

The Mind-Muscle Diet – A New Alternative To Low Carb Fad Diets


In an age where low-carb diets are more popular than exercise as a quick solution for losing weight, the true facts about such diets as The Atkins Diet and The South Beach diet leave little hope for members of the Health and Fitness community. The truth is that all low-carb "fad" diets cater to individuals who strictly ever work out and lead a predominately sedentary lifestyle. The question is then, since these people do not exercise, how do they lose weight?


The physiology behind the popular low-carb diets is the substitution of fat for carbs for energy. When providing the body with just protein and fat, the body will burn the fat first for energy, since there are no carbs and use the protein for muscle function and recovery. And if the all energy stores are used, the body will burn muscle protein, but this still refers to weight loss. For the avid health and fitness enthusiast, losing muscle protein and water is the last thing we want. That is why the Mind-Muscle Diet is considered the true fat loss diet; it preserves muscle while burning fat.


The secret behind the Mind-Muscle Diet is the cyclical process of cycling carbs. Consuming carbohydrates as part of your diet causes a spike in insulin in your pancreas. This hormone is used to store glycogen and amino acids in the muscles, with all excess calories being stored in adipose cells as fat. Cutting carbs from your diet releases hormones instead of storing them and your body will then look for another source of energy. When the liver runs out of glycogen stores, it starts to produce "ketones", which are by-products of fatty acids. This condition is called Ketosis. When you reach Ketosis, you know your body is burning dietary fat and body fat as energy, and using the dietary protein for muscle repair. During fat metabolism, protein can not be converted into free-fatty acids for energy, creating a true 'protein-sparing' environment.

Consumption of the right proportion of protein to fat is important. You will need to eat at least one gram per pound of lean mass (Bodyweight * Body fat%). You need to eat fat to burn fat, so the rest of the diet is dietary fat. Normally a 500 calorie deficiency from the maintenance calorie level is sufficient.


200 lb dieter

20% fat

160 lb Lean Body Mass

Maintenance Calories: 3000 cal (15 x 200lbs))

Fat Loss Calories: 2500 cal (3000-500)

Protein Requirements: 160 g (160 lbs x1 g / BW), 640 calories (160g x 4 cal / g for protein)

Fat Requirements: 1860 cal (2500 fat loss cal-640 protein cal), 206 g fat (1860 cal / 9 cal / g fat)

For extended periods of dieting, it is necessary to cut calories as body weight decreases. Make sure you cut fat calories and not protein calories in this case.

Since health and fitness enthusiasts are active people, they will be burning muscle glycogen during workouts. This is the difference between the Mind-Muscle diet and the fad diets. We can not simply exhaust all our energy stores without having to refill them again. The body will burn muscle protein then and we do not want that. During the carb load 'phase' the dieter will eat 10-12 grams of carbs per kilogram of bodyweight. Protein will be kept at 1 g per lb bodyweight and fat will be at or below 1 g per KG bodyweight. Eating carbs in this 24-30 hour interval will increase insulin levels which will store amino acids and glycogen into the muscles, while also using the protein for rebuilding and using the fat for energy! The type of fat consumed should be unsaturated and at 9 calories per gram, although it claimed that essential fatty acids increase insulin sensitivity within the muscle cells, increasing glycogen take even more.


Bodyweight (KG) = 73 KG (200 lbs / 2.2 (lbs / KG))

Carb Requirements = 730 g (73 KG x 10)

Protein Requirements = 160 g

Fat Requirements = 73 g


The cyclical process of the Mind-Muscle Diet lasts one week starting on Sunday and going until Saturday

o (200 lb Dieter, 3000 cal maintenance)

Monday – Friday Afternoon – Low Carb Day

o Consume fat and protein all day, except post-workout where it will just be protein (fat will slow down absorption)

o 160 g Protein (640 cal)

o 206 g Fat (1860 cal)

Friday Afternoon to Saturday at Midnight – Carb Load

o Eat high glycemic carbs two hours before your workout for absorption and energy

o Eat Carbs and Protein with minimal fat

o 730 g Carbs (2920 cal)

o 160 g Protein (640 cal)

o 73 g Fat (657 cal)


The Mind-Muscle Diet is the Atkins Diet for active people. This diet allows the follower to work smarter, not harder and cut fat while preserving muscle. Although during carb up, you can essentially eat whatever you want, the low carb diet does have its challenges though. For the first 2 weeks, cravings for carbohydrates are intense, so energy will decrease and other physiological conditions will surface. Most as such, are indicators that you have reached Ketosis. Bad breath is a sign of ketosis, but you can also check your urine using urinalysis strips for the presence of Ketones. Lethargy and cravings come with lack of carbohydrates fuel, but after two to three weeks, carb cravings decrease. As always, listen to you body and carb up if you feel totally energy depleted. Give this diet 6 weeks and watch what it can do for you!

A Diet You Can Live With

The first step is you need to be on a diet you can live with. You need to not go on an extreme diet, just a healthy, well rounded one.

Eating fiber foods to help keep things moving through your bowel as stated above and makes you feel full. The average person can lose 9-10 pounds in one year just from doubling their fiber intake aim to 25grams per day ( the average ingest about 8grams ). Fiber rich foods include apples, brown rice, chick peas, potatoes ( with skins ) and strawberries.

Eating sensibly with moderate portions of lean meats, fresh fruits and vegetables is a sure way to lose weight. Especially when combined with exercise. don’t starve yourself, that is bad for you and you may not stay on the diet very long. If you have to have something that you shouldn’t, just eat a small portion. Skim milk and whole grain cereal is a good choice for breakfast.

Keep things out of reach that are not the best for your diet. Keep plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables around. Plan you meals and snacks 3-4 days ahead of time. Count the calories if you need to.

It doesn’t matter so much what food you eat, but the portions and quality. Just try to stick to 1500 to 2500 calories a day, depending on how much exercise you get and how fast you want to lose.

Go for an hour walk, It need not be power walking, but should be continuous non-stop walk and that’s for sure, in a couple of days only, you’ll start feeling the difference in you. Another tip regarding how to lose weight fast, easy and safe is that you should have your dinner about 4-5 hours before going off to sleep. Watch the alcohol intake as well. Too much can also lower your resistance to binge.

You need to stick with it, keep going. If you slip fine (try not to) but keep on going. If a certain way isn’t working try something else, Keep on going, don’t quit, on step at a time and you’ll get there.

6 easy, delicious ways to upgrade your salad for winter

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By Amy Gorin, RDN

Looking for a way to nourish yourself in a tasty way this winter? While salads typically scream summer, you can easily winterize the healthy diet staple with a few simple tweaks — and be better equipped to stay on track with those health goals. Give these six delicious ideas a try.


Emily Kyle Nutrition

Cold temps offer so many tempting fruit offerings, including winter citrus like oranges and tangerines, as well as apples and delectably crunchy pomegranate arils. Citrus is packed with immunity-helping vitamin C, truly essential this time of year. It has the added benefit of helping you absorb plant-based iron from the veggies in your salad, too. And the beautiful red of pomegranate arils? You have health-helping antioxidants to thank for that rich color. Top a Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with pomegranate arils, mix apples into a Sweet Cranberry and Apple Lentil Salad, or add tangerines and grapefruit to a Winter Citrus Fruit Salad. If you’re feeling adventurous, sprinkle on a little citrus zest for added flavor.


Lively Table

“When it comes to winterizing a salad, I think of combining ingredients that are in season like pomegranates, citrus fruits, Brussels sprouts and butternut squash — and adding warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger that are reminiscent of the holidays and colder weather,” says Kara Lydon, RD, a dietitian and yoga teacher in Boston. “Wintery spices have a warm element to them, which in turn makes us perceive the food as grounding, cozy and comforting.” Roast sweet potatoes or winter squash with cinnamon, or simply season a finished salad with a dash of freshly ground nutmeg. “Cinnamon is one of the most antioxidant-packed spices in your cabinet, and it contains antimicrobial properties that may help ward off that pesky winter cold,” says Lydon. Whip up a Turkey Wild Rice Salad, a Black Rice and Purple Brussels Sprout Salad, or a Moroccan Chickpea Salad.


Liz’s Healthy Table

Instead of pairing a salad with whole-grain bread, why not add the whole grains directly to the salad? Any grain will work, but picks with a particularly chewy texture like farro and barley work particularly well. Plus, grains add filling fiber and plenty of vitamins and minerals. “Shake up your usual summer salad by putting your indoor grill to work!” suggests Catherine Brown, a plant-based chef in Errol, New Hampshire. “Grill peppers, squash, onions and eggplant. Then dice them, add a cooked whole grain, some fresh herbs, olives, nuts or seeds, and a flavorful vinaigrette. You’ll be transported back to warm summer nights!” Or combine roasted winter veggies — think parsnips, carrots and winter squash — and pair with a black or red rice, as well as orange slices. “Choose an assortment of deep colors to get a wide variety of antioxidants,” advises Brown. Embrace the season with a Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash, Farro, Pistachios, and Apricots or a Grilled Summer Veg and Kamut Salad.

Raw Foods Diet: Does it Work? | UCLA Center for Human Nutrition

Raw Foods Diets have strictly uncooked, unprocessed foods that have not been heated to more than 118 degrees Fahrenheit or 45 degrees Centigrade including fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Some also eat raw eggs, unpasteurized milk, raw meat, and raw fish. Cooking some vegetables like spinach, tomatoes, and carrots make the Phytonutrients they contain such as lutein, lycopene, and beta carotene more available to the body. There are health risks of eating raw eggs including depletion of the B vitamin, biotin, by a protein called avidin in raw eggs and an increased risk of salmonella infections.

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The Wellington Advertiser – Litter of 11 rottweiler puppies beats odds, survives

Litter of 11 rottweiler puppies beats odds, survives

Puppies – On Sept. 25 Guelph-Eramosa’s Shelley Lalla, her sister Heather Rogers and other family members found themselves caring for 11 rottweiler puppies (six males, five females) after the puppies’ mother showed no interest. All 11 puppies survived and most have been given away to new homes or to family members.   Submitted photos

by Jaime Myslik

GUELPH-ERAMOSA – Eleven puppies were given the gift of life this fall.

They nearly died but the persistence of two sisters kept the puppies alive and thriving. Now most of them have been placed in forever homes.

Shelley Lalla and her sister Heather Rogers didn’t realize what they were taking on when they agreed to care for Charlie, a pregnant Rottweiler belonging to Lalla’s daughter.

“I have never in my life experienced such a wonderful thing as birthing puppies and watching them come to life and giving them life and nursing them, and seeing them grow,” Lalla said

“It was the most incredible experience I’ve ever had … I would never do it again –  never, never do it again.”

Lalla’s daughter, Kristin Johnson, wasn’t able to take care of Charlie through her pregnancy, so Charlie was flown to Ontario and Lalla with her husband Lester, brought Charlie to their Guelph-Eramosa home.

Rogers was planning to move into the Lallas’ home once the puppies were born to help care for them, but Charlie went into labour early, leaving the family scrambling for supplies and support.

On Sept. 25 Charlie looked well but out of the corner of her eye Lalla noticed something in the corner of the whelping box, the area set up for Charlie to give birth.

“I went to look and it was a puppy … [Charlie] had just dropped it. It was still in its sack. She didn’t clean it,” Lalla said.

She tore the birthing sack, tied the umbilical cord with floss and started to rub the puppy down.

“She was cold, she was white, I couldn’t get her going and then I remembered on one of the videos that they actually CPRed them, like blew in their mouth and I was like ‘I’m going in,’” Lalla said.  

“I didn’t think I’d ever do it, but I did and we got her going and she was good.

“I’d never do it again, but it was such a wonderful experience because all of their mouth was white and then as the blood starts to flow through them it all goes pink and so you start to know that they’re okay.”

Rogers and Lester went to pet stores to try to find formula for the puppies because they weren’t sure Charlie would nurse.

With the help of Kelsey Johnson, another of Lalla’s daughters, the three women started a routine of cutting the umbilical cord, rubbing the puppy, weighing the puppy and putting on a coloured collar for identification purposes.

Puppies were being born every 20 to 30 minutes, Rogers said.

“Thank goodness we were so dumb, because if you thought you had to do all that, you would never do the job,” Rogers said. “You’d just think, ‘Oh no, keep the dog.’”

Lalla added, “And we thought that we would have to look after Charlie, and Charlie would look after her puppies.”

After 11 puppies were born the women used treats to coax Charlie to allow the puppies to nurse. They would allow the puppies to nurse in two shifts, then rub them down, clean them and massage their bladders to encourage them to pee.

Though they also gave the puppies formula though a syringe, it was important for them to nurse so they would get colostrum from the mother.  

The process repeated  every three hours all day.

After two days Lalla said the puppies didn’t look good in the morning, and they knew something was wrong.

“We weighed them and realized they had gone down in weight,” Rogers said. “So they weren’t getting (milk) from Charlie.”

Dr. Kevin Kennaley of the Guelph Mobile Veterinary Service came to the house and said it wasn’t looking good for the puppies and that Lalla and Rogers should focus on the strongest puppies.

“And he said he doesn’t know if they got the colostrum from the mother but they’re ‘crashing.’” Lalla said. “It was a really intense time.

“It was really bad and I couldn’t fathom having this box with the mother with 11 dead puppies.”

Rogers added, “But that was not our goal. Our goal was to start with 11 and have 11.”

The women worked even harder on the puppies and began hand feeding them with baby bottles.

“They were not going to die, not on our watch,” said Lalla. “And we had no sleep … by the time we fed, we washed, we weighed, we cleaned up …  we had a half an hour before we had to go and do it again. And we had no relief. We didn’t have people to do it in shifts.”

The sisters’ mother and Rogers’ daughter came to help  and Lester also helped when he was home from work.

Eventually, after about four and a half weeks, the puppies began weaning off the formula and eating raw food.

Now all the puppies but one have been placed with family or sold to new homes.

However, the specific raw food the puppies were fed did not allow for proper bone development and two of the puppies experienced fractures. They are now on additional supplements and Lalla and Rogers said they are improving. One is still in Lalla’s care.

“We talk like we’re such martyrs. We’re not, I’m sure there’s people who do this, but it was just such an intense, overwhelming experience,” Lalla said.

But both Lalla and Rogers said it means everything to them that the puppies not only survived but are doing well with their new families.

“They went through everything; they’ve gone through so many adverse things which means they are great puppies, they’ve got great dispositions, they’ve got really good fortitude to survive all that and because we hand picked the places that they went to, it just means everything,” Rogers said.

Lalla agreed. “I think what it also means to me is that if I had followed the guidance of today’s rush, those puppies wouldn’t be alive,” she said.

“To me it shows me that if we take a little bit of love, and a little bit of time, and really invest ourselves, we can achieve things that the over-arching statistics say you can’t.”

She said it was through sheer will the puppies survived.

“It cost us a lot, it even cost me my health,” said Lalla. “But it was worth it because 11 little lives that have brought joy to … 10 households … are there as a result of it.”

January 4, 2019

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Best Medifast Diet Tips – How to Have Weight Loss Fast & Easily on This Diet Now

The dieting world has been consistently bombarded with diets that all promise weight loss, burned fat, and lowered cholesterol levels. This makes dieters around the globe somehow confused and left with questions unanswered about dieting. Medifast diet made its way to the market 27 years ago and has a long story of success and effectiveness. Read on for an overview of this diet and best Medifast diet tips.

Medifast diet is a meal delivery service that frees you from the efforts of shopping, counting calories, and cooking altogether. It is a meal replacement plan where food is directly delivered into your home or where you want to much it. The meal is high in protein and other vitamins and minerals that can aid in losing weight and burning fat. Menu plans are made according to the dieter's unique need. You can actually lose up to 20 pounds in just a month.

Medifast consists of soft diets where the menu consist of foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and all essential nutrients needed to help the body shed unwanted fats. Fruits like the super fruit Acai berry and others are served as shakes; bars, puddings, soups and more are also included in the meal. They are cooked by great chefs who know the importance of what they are doing in relation to losing weight and checked by nutritionist so you are ensured of the quality and results of the diet.

You do not have to worry about any side effects as millions of people have tested of the benefits that they got from the diet; it's all compliments and applause. Who will not be pleased when given 70 or more nutritious and delicious lose weight meals to choose from? If you want the diet to work wonders on you, the best Medifast diet tip is to combine the diet with proper exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Medifast diet just made diet easy and fast!

Best Way to Start a Raw Food Diet in 2019

What’s the best way to start a raw food diet in 2019? For those not already following a plant based diet, it might take a little longer, but with a proper transition you could be on the raw vegan lifestyle in 5-6 months.

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How Feeding RAW Food Builds INCREDIBLE Muscle in Puppies!!!

This video shows the incredible muscle tone my 5 month old Renascence Bulldogge Magi has developed on a RAW diet. Magi eats a RAW Cornish Game Hen in this video. This is not the the only meal she ate that day.

“I’m just some guy on YouTube.” I am not a “professional” dog trainer nor K9 nutritionist and I am not representing myself as one. I am here just showing what ‘I do’ and what ‘works for me’ as a long time Animal Warden, breeder and dog rescuer and I explain while doing it why I do it this way. 🙂

* Before asking me any feeding questions in the comments (OR ON INSTAGRAM) look through the several links I am providing below. 99.9% of any RAW feeding questions you have for me will be answered expertly in those links in more detail than I can provide in the video comments. 🙂

*To answer a question I know I will get in the comments:

* Yes, it’s OK to feed your dogs ‘RAW’ bones. It’s only cooked bone you should never feed your dogs – Cooking the bone makes it undigested, brittle and prone to causing obstruction of the g-track and a perforated bowel. Canines are meant to digest raw bones and have been doing it for millions of years. Don’t take my word for it though, I’m just some guy on YouTube… lol. Do your research. I’ll provide some links down below if you’d like to do that. I’ve been feeding this way for over 20 years with great results.

*Muk-bang or mukbang is an online broadcast in which a host eats large quantities of food, while interacting with their audience. Usually done through a webcast.

* I feed my dogs the B.A.R.F. Diet (Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods). Here are a couple of books on the B.A.R.F. diet I recommend by DVM Ian Billinghurst.

Give Your Dog A Bone

Grow Your Pups with Bones: The BARF Program For breeding Healthy Dogs And Eliminating Skeletal Disease

Here is a good online resource if you are looking to get started feeding your dog a raw diet…

RAW Food amount calculator – How much to feed

Vet Gives The Health Benefits of Raw Feeding for Dogs…

Watch video and check out article linked below on the dangers of commercial pet foods and myths about feeding raw…

Some other RAW feeding videos I recommend below…

Is It Expensive To Feed Your Dog RAW Foods?

Does RAW food make dogs aggressive?

Guide to feeding dogs RAW food

How to feed your dog RAW food

How to feed your puppy RAW food

***Here is a playlist of 100+ videos of my dogs and puppies eating various things on the raw diet…

***Here are my channels top 3 videos…

This Is What Happens When You Feed RAW food To Dogs!!!

This Is What Happens When You Feed Cucumber To Dogs!!!
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ANTHEM of an OUTLAW – Apalachee Don (featuring BIG Chuk)

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Food Aggression in Puppies

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*** The Renascence Bulldogge has EB, Hermes OEB along with pitbull, bullmastiff, english mastiff and American bulldog in it’s breed foundation. The Black and tan and chocolate and tan coat colors seen in my bloodline and now in several OEBs that have my dogs mixed into them come from a black and tan Sorrel line pitbull I used when creating my dog (I used an Old Family Red Nose pits too). 🙂