The Big Picture
|DESCRIPTION | CONTENTS | REVIEWS||How Modern-Day Life Affects Neuro-Immuno-Endocrine Function in Dogs|
Narrated by Caroline D. Levin RN
A Lantern Publications DVD (NTSC)
Caroline Levin has a wealth of knowledge. She can explain technical issues in a way that makes them accessible to the average person.
— Patti Webb, Oregon Purebred Dog Rescue
Pull up a chair and hear award-winning author Caroline Levin discuss some of today’s most troubling canine illnesses. The Big Picture (an animated Powerpoint-style presentation) illustrates the profound links between the immune system, hormone production and brain/retinal activity. Levin goes on to illustrate the startling relationships between adrenal exhaustion, atypical Addison’s disease and atypical Cushing’s disease. She also discusses basic concepts of autoimmune disease and cancer, explaining why and how these diseases occur. This presentation concludes with simple lifestyle changes (diet, vaccine and pesticide management) within the scope of every dog lover and breeder—therapies to help alleviate current health problems and prevent future illness. Adrenal testing and hormone replacement are also reviewed. Levin has been described as a “don’t miss” speaker and this presentation has been a favorite at breed/veterinary meetings. The Big Picture is a recommended resource for owners dealing with Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration (SARD).
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CONTENTS:FACTORS THAT STRESS NEURO-IMMUNO-ENDOCRINE FUNCTION
HOW THE ADRENAL GLANDS RESPOND TO CHRONIC IRRITATION
DEALING WITH ADRENAL EXHAUSTION
REDUCING THE INCIDENCE OF ADRENAL AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE
I just love this DVD! It is simple to understand yet explains all the complex points people might have difficulty with. I have already given mine away, not because it wasn’t precious to me, but someone else needed it more—my vet. He’s interested in learning more about the total picture of adrenal exhaustion (thus this DVD “The Big Picture” was most appropriate). He has figured out that all the dogs he sees year-in, year out—that have symptoms of Cushing’s but can’t get positive ACTH stim test results—are probably suffering from adrenal exhaustion. He wants to start testing for it. Thank you for producing this DVD!
— Russie McDerment-Fogarty
Contributing author, Great Scots Magazine