Dr. Jessica Fusch, an integrative veterinarian, discusses cutting edge science, cool tools, and ancient wisdom to help you help your pet thrive!
35 | Biohack your pets with the Happiness Protocol from Dr. Jeff Feinman
Today on the Biohack Your Pets Podcast we have Dr. Jeff Feinman.
Jeffrey Feinman, BA, VMD, CVH, holds both molecular biology and veterinary degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jeff was the first dual degree recipient at Penn in the prestigious University Scholar program (which was designed to foster medical scientists).
His scientific experience includes research at The Wistar Institute, Penn’s School of Medicine in the Department of Biochemistry (where he first published his scientific research) and the veterinary school’s Department of Medical Genetics (where he wrote further scientific articles). In addition his academic career during veterinary school included an externship in endocrinology at the Animal Medical Center in New York City where he was again published in a leading, peer-reviewed veterinary journal.
After graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Jeff was selected for a competitive internship in clinical medicine at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston. After fourteen months of intensive clinical experience he decided to postpone his planned academic career to help individual patients. In clinical practice he quickly became alarmed by increasing rates of allergy, cancer and other degenerative diseases. Frustration with the results of conventional therapy of these chronic diseases fueled an interest in natural, holistically-applied therapies.
Some patients however were still not responding fully to holistic treatment. Dr. Jeff then applied the principles learned during his molecular biology training to further explore even more effective treatments. Clinical nutrition, supplementation, herbal therapy, minimal vaccination, etc. were just not enough. This led him to homeopathy’s equisite success in treating otherwise fatal epidemics. After much reading and some experimentation with the effects of homeopathic drugs (“remedies”) on himself and his pets, he began to incorporate them into his practice.
In 1998 he further advanced his training in Dr. Richard Pitcairn’s Professional and Advanced Veterinary Homeopathy Courses. Dr. Jeff then became the first Certified Veterinary Homeopath in the state of Connecticut. He has continued his pursuit of lifelong education by studying with world-renowned homeopaths like David Little, Dr. Paul Herscu, Dr. Andre’ Saine, Pratful Vijayakar (“Predictive” Homeopathy), etc.
Currently he is focused on helping his patients and clients maintain and regain wellness. This is accomplished by integrating his molecular biology and homeopathy knowledge into a unified method called the Vitality and Balance System (VBS).
In addition to researching VBS and learning more every day, Dr. Jeff is devoted to teaching both pet owners and other veterinarians about optimal pet care. He and his wonderful wife Amy live with Archie and Vanya, who are two rescued pups and a Rex cat named Tigger. He is the Chief Empowerment Officer and founder of Holistic Actions!, Chairman of the Academy of Homeopathy (AVH) Education committee, President of the AVH Foundation, and was previously the holistic medical director for On The Wings Of Angels rescue in Odessa FL, and is helping to mentor other veterinarians. Currently his practice integrates the latest, safest, diagnostic techniques and treatments with holistic modalities such as clinical nutrition and homeopathy.
Member: American Veterinary Medical Association (licensed in Connecticut, California, and Florida) Founder and CEO of Holistic Actions! President of The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH) Foundation Past president of AVH Chairman of the AVH Education Committee CT’s First Certified Veterinary Homeopath: 2000 Veterinary Honor Society (Phi Zeta): Inducted 1985 University Scholar: Inducted 1980 Dr. Jeff Feinmans Website
Today's topics include:
3:44 - Background
7:35 - Getting into homeopa
34 | Anniversary Episode! Re-run of our first episode. Dr. Karen Becker
Link for Dr. Karen Beckers new book "The Forever Dog"
In this episode of BioHack Your Pets, I fan girl over Dr. Karen Becker. As the most followed veterinarian in the world, she has built a platform to discuss all things pet wellness. She received her degree from the Iowa State School of Veterinary Medicine. Passionate about teaching, Dr. Becker love traveling to spread the word of whole pet health. If you want to learn more about Dr. Becker and how to talk care of your pets you can sign up for her newsletter here. If you haven't already, follow her on Facebook and YouTube.
Today, we discuss a lot about feeding your pets food including what kind of food, Dr. Becker's stance on kibble, supplements, joint support, and how vets can learn to create appropriate diets.
5:00 | Dr. Becker and I have a shared why
6:25 | How can vets build online influence
10:00 | What pets Dr. Becker has
15:44 | Dr. Becker's stance on dog food
22:00 | How to transition from kibble to a more species appropriate diet - especially for cats
26:00 | How to utilize veterinary technicians better
28:00 | Butterfly gut dogs
30:00 | Supplements
31:00 | Large breed dogs need joint support early and whole food sources of that
32:00 | What supplements to use if you feed kibble
33:00 | A good question to ask clients or yourself to guide your pet diet choices
36:00 | What should we help our pets avoid
39:00 | Dr. Becker's hope for veterinary students
43:00 | Royal Animal Health's diet formulator - how can vets learn to create appropriate diets
56:00 | Dr. Becker on pain management and why she doesn't consider herself a holistic vet
33 | How much does my dog really need to eat?
Link to Confident Dog Chef Course: https://www.drjessicafusch.com/DIYdogfood
YouTube Channel: Farmers Market Fido
32 | Top 10 reasons to feed a whole food diet to your dog
Today I discuss the top 10 reasons why a whole food diet should be fed to your dog.
Dogs teeth are that of a carnivore (1:37) They have a short digestive tract (2:14) Commercial dry food is dead food (2:36) Ingredient Transparency and confidence (3:25) Improving the food system (3:58) Variety (4:42) Phytonutrient Magic (5:36) To avoid add chemicals, preservatives, and antibiotics (8:30) Probiotics (10:14) If you liked this episode, please share with your friends and family! Or review us where ever you listen to your podcasts!
31 | Micronutrients with maximums- Canine Nutrition w/ Dr. Jess Fusch
This week on the podcast it's just me AGAIN to take you through another bite sized episode all about your pets nutrition. This week we are covering Micronutrients!
30 | Fat Soluble Vitamins- Bite sized canine nutrition lesson from Dr. Jess
This week on the Biohack Your Pet Podcast, it's just me (your host) Dr. Jessica Fusch! Taking you through another bite sized nutrition episode!
Jessica, host of the The Biohack Your Pets Podcast, highlight all aspects of pets and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
Fun and informative
We learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed. Can’t wait for more!
We all want longer lived and healthier pets! Can’t wait to share all the episode already in the works but, feel free to ask your biting dog and cat questions!