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The EquiNatural Blog

I've been scribing these blog posts from the beginning, back in 2008-ish, before I became a medical herbalist and while my vertical learning curve was still barely off the mark!

Which means that some of the more ancient posts may well be off the mark these days, as new exciting and awesome science revelations have hit the world.

As I say on our Herbal Supplements intro page, the pages in this Blog section are intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from my own studies and research, together with clients' experiences and my own personal experience from over 5-decades as a horse carer.

These pages are simply to enlighten and suggest a more naturopathic approach to maintain & support a healthy lifestyle for horses. The information here is not intended to replace veterinary advice, and I would encourage anyone to make their own equine health care decisions based upon their own research.

All information contained in these pages can no doubt be freely found on the world wide web. Opinions are my own, unless otherwise noted, and when quoting I will always endeavour to provide the source links.

Hope you enjoy 😊

Carol

Steam it, don't soak it!

6.3.21

Much as owners of IR/EMS horses depend on soaking hay being a lifeline, there's now evidence out there showing an increased bacterial risk to soaking.

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Histamine Intolerance

The new kid on the block

3.2.21

Histamine intolerance? What the heck is histamine intolerance? For that matter, what is histamine, and why is it so important? Why should we even care?

Thing is, these days there's too much histamine going on out there, and it's making many already established health syndromes even worse, with humans and horses alike suffering all the more.

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All calories are created equal. Not.

25.1.21

The idea that all calories are created equal has been one of the most persistent and damaging food lies in history. What makes us - or our horses - thin, fat, or somewhere in between does indeed have something to do with how much we eat and exercise, as in the Quantity, but the generalisation stops there, because it's about the Quality.

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Losing muscle mass through aging - it's all about protein

16.1.21

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Does Vitamin C really matter?

19.12.20

At this time of year we hear a whole lot about the powers of vitamin C, and for our horses, switching from a fresh-grass to mainly-hay diet means they’re completely losing their vitamin C source, so here are the top 3 reasons why vitamin C is indeed a superstar, and especially important this time of year, not only for our horses but for us too.

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The role of iron in the equine diet

30.10.20

I know, the above is certainly not an image of iron oxide. But it is a lump of magnesium oxide before crushing to a powder, and while this blog is about the role of iron in the equine diet, there's an interesting connection to magnesium oxide, which features highly in the equine diet.

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My horse has lost his mojo - how can I get his YeeHah back?

16.9.20

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