From Moo To Shoe: How Is That Leather Made?

Born Free glass bottles are just one of the many feeding products that are carried by the Born Free company. This company was started by three dads who were concerned about the potential problems that might arise from all the chemicals their baby’s were coming into contact with.

Just because it says USA made does not mean that it was made in the USA. Many of us are unaware that many products, not just leather goods, are made what is called “off-shore” and then finished on-shore so that a USA made label can legally be placed on the finished product. This procedure makes it nearly impossible to know where your product is from or how many hands it pasted through before you purchase it. I for one don’t like this process but they call it “progress”. You also have this in the auto industry and others. Sometimes the leather is tanned and processed in a foreign country and shipped to the U. S. where the zipper, snaps, and linings are later affixed to the garment and a Made in the USA Label then sown onto the piece and is absolutely legal according to the Federal Trade Commission.

Chocolate – To dogs, chocolate acts as a stimulant, making your dog’s heartbeat accelerate or beat irregularly, leading to seizures and even cardiac arrest. To compound things further, it also acts as a severe diuretic, causing frequent urination, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. If you even suspect your dog has consumed chocolate, take him to an animal hospital immediately.

The first thing to look for is Botanicals. If you are not sure what a Botanical is let’s talk about it. A botanical is from the word Botany. Botany is the study of plants for simplicity sake. When a good skin care product contains botanicals you know at least one of the ingredients is a plant. Have you ever been to a botanical garden? It is made up of plants, many plants, thousands and thousands of plants that thrive and live in harmony with each other. What does that have to do with good skin care products?

Artichokes have a schizophrenic sodium sulphide called cynarin, which tricks your taster into perceiving a flavor that isn’t really there. Some people get a “sweet” taste from a choke, others respond that there is a bitterness.

HORSEHIDE: Horsehide is very durable and today top grain horsehide is very hard to come by. Many tanneries are no longer using horsehide because of the expense and being hard to get. Due to the auto industry there are fewer horses then there were during and before ww2. The use of horsehide is on its way out except for a few high dollar accessories. There are not enough available horsehides for a tannery to make a living on.

Following a renal diet for polycystic kidney disease takes planning and dedication, but considering it can help delay the need for dialysis and kidney transplant, it’s well worth the effort it takes. If you’ve just been diagnosed with PKD or learned you may carry the gene, talk with a nutritionist about how you can eat right to keep your kidneys healthy for decades to come.

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