Love Your Dogs and Cats

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Jane Goldberg, Ph.D.
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The Dark Side of Love: The Positive Role of Negative Feelings

Deceits of the Mind and Their Effects on the Body

Because People are Dying: The Story of a Rock, an Apple and Cancer

Princess Diana: Modern Day Moon Goddess

Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Cancer Patients

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****NOTE: Change of date for Halpern brothers talk from second night of Passover to May 6****


Love Your Dogs and Cats


I almost lost my beloved Lilly (a 6 lb. poodle) several years back. After throwing up one day, she stopped eating and drinking. I was four vets later, $3000 into vet bills before I found out what I needed to do to save her life. Part of it was my discovery of the healing effect of low-level radiation, and irradiating her water (which was the only water she was willing to drink; this discovery and its importance for human healing is detailed in my book: Because People Are Dying). But just as significantly was my conversion of her to a completely raw food diet. I was given this suggestion by a naturopathic physician. When I put down raw grass-fed chopped beef, it became her first meal in a week. And raw meat is what she has been eating ever since, and on this program, she quickly regained her health.
Until then, Lilly had been on the healthiest canned dog food program available. But, obviously it wasn’t good enough to maintain her health. After doing some research on dog foods, now I know why. Raw is definitely better than cooked, as it is the way canines in the wild eat. But it is ore than that: it is also because there simply is almost no commercial dog food that is good enough to sustain the lives of our precious animals.
Ethoxyquin is one of many common ingredients in dog food that is seriously toxic for our pets. It is often listed as simply “E” on pet food labels. Some dog food makers fail to list ethoxyquin on their labels but when pressured to disclose the facts, will admit it’s use.
Ethoxyquin Is manufactured by Monsanto, and employees handling the substance are required to wear eye and respiratory protection. Containers are marked with skull and crossbones and prominently display the word, POISON.  Etnoxyquin Is listed and Identified as a hazardous chemical by OSHA. It  has a rating of 3 in the Chemical Toxicology of Commercial Products listings (on a scale of 1 to 6, with 6 being the highest level of toxicity requiring less than 7 drops to cause death).
The Department of Agriculture lists ethoxyquin as a pesticide. It Is also used a rubber preservative. Based on body weight, the FDA allows ethoxyquin to be used in pet foods at a rate of 300 times higher than permitted as residue in beef and pork consumed by humans.
Monsanto issues a disclaimer regarding use of ethoxyquin, stating that, ‘Although, the Company makes no representations as to the completeness of accuracy thereof… (users must) make their own determination as to it suitability.. Monsanto will not be responsible for damages of any nature whatsoever…”
Both BHA and BHT are also commonly used in pet foods. They are known to cause liver and kidney dysfunction and are banned in some European countries. Based on animal studies, the National Toxicology Program has concluded that BHA “is reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.”
Propylene glycol, another common pet food Ingredient (closely related to anti-freeze), causes the destruction of red blood cells.
Who is using what?
ALPO beef :   BHA
American Nutrition — Atta Cat Cuisine dinner :   BHA
Blue Mountain – Special Menu :   BHA
Friskies – Fancy Feast: Savory Salmon; Turkey and Giblets :   BHA
Friskies – Senior :   Ethoyxquin
Friskies – Poultry Platter, Ocean fish, :   BHA
Chefs Blend Gourmet Kitten formula :   BHA
Heinz – 9 Lives; Real Liver & Chicken; Real Tuna and Eggs :   BHA
Hills Science Diet
Feline Maintenance Light; Feline Growth, Propylgallate
Feline Maintenance :   BHA & Ethoxyquin
IAMS – Less Active for Cats; Normally Active for Cats;  Kitten Formula :   BHA & Ethoxyquin
Kasco – Cat Food:   Propylgallate
Nutro-Max Cat; Adult; Kitten, Lite :   Ethoyxquin
Ralston Purina – Alley Cat; Cat chow Original :   BHA
Kitten Chow, Kit’N Kaboodle; Meow Mix; Deli Cat :   BHA
One Cat formula; Cat Chow Special C&E; Cat Chow Mature :   Ethoyxquin
Rockford Farms – Main Dish Brand – Moist Meals,  Gourmet Feast; Beef; Tuna :   BHA
Royal Canin – Wayne’s Kit Kat Glow :   BHA
Whiskas – Original; Poultry; Seafood; Expert :   BHA
Also, most pet foods have a load of GMO foods added.
Soy, corn, alfalfa & canola are likely GMO, and highly toxic.
Monsanto has known all along that GMO’s are unsafe. There are now over 100 scientific studies indicating the health risks of GMO’s!
Many US brands produce non-GMO versions of their foods for other countries.  These other countries have reached a tipping point!  More than 5% of their consumers stopped buying the brands that contained GMO ingredients, which then forced those companies to provide a product that the consumers would buy.  For the US, it’s been 1991 ~ 2014 …. 23 years and we still have not gotten labeling, much less a ban!  In 2013, India became the 64th country to require labeling of GMO’s!
Reminder of Dates of La Casa’s
Tuesday Night Lecture Series
****NOTE: Change of date for Halpern brothers talk from second night of Passover to May 6****
April 1: Ilora Rafque, M.D. is a holistic physician, formerly head of Internal Medicine at Montefiore Hospital. Recently, she has established a holistic clinic in the Bronx,  the Nirvana Integrative Medicine.  She is going to speak on “My Personal Journey with Cancer,” referring to her relationship to her mother’s cancer, and her subsequent and intensely personal journey with her own breast cancer.
April 8: Veselin Shumantov, DDS is a holistic dentist who is now affiliated with La Casa.  Speaking with him will be Luz Zelaya, and they are going to talk on “Connect the Dots between the Mouth, Chronic Disease and Overall Health.”
April 22: Patricia Bowden-Luccardi, LMT, CNMT, CTT is going to speak on “Thermographic Imaging” as a safe, radiation-free method of screening for breast health, thyroid abnormalities, lymphatic congestion, nervous system disorders, abdominal inflammation, vascular system analysis, and neuromuscular disorders. With the recent mainstream medical opinion finally talking about the adverse health consequences of mammography, this non-invasive method of detecting cancer and other pathogenic conditions is more important than ever. A recent medical study found 97% accuracy (correlated with biopsies) with thermographic interpretations of breast cancer.
This lecture is co-sponsored with the Foundation for Advancement of Cancer Therapies, a not-for-profit organization founded by Ruth Sackman, and now headed by Consuelo Reyes. Its purpose is to disseminate information about non-toxic and biological treatments of cancer, and other diseases. FACT was instrumental in saving my mother’s life from terminal bone cancer, as well as thousands of others.
April 29: Cher Carden has been a certified colon therapist at La Casa since our beginning 20 years ago. (We are proud to be the oldest day spa in NYC.) She is going to speak on “Whole Body Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management.” La Casa has developed 8 different kinds of colonics, each unique and powerful in creating different kinds of cleansings. We know that there can be no health without a healthy bowel.
May 6: Stephen and Howie Halpern are, respectively, a nutritionist and an herbalist who are affiliated with La Casa. They are going to speak on “The Life-Saving Value of Supplementation,” and are going to introduce the newest, latest discoveries.  For instance, they have been using MitoQ, which scientific research shows to be 800 times more effective in anti-oxidant power than any other CoQ10 Enzyme on the market. Howie is going to talk about his recovery,  through the use of supplements, from three years of lying in bed, essentially comatose and amnesiac after having open-heart surgery.

****NOTE: Change of date for Halpern brothers talk from second night of Passover to May 6****

Dr. Jane Goldberg Speaking 
Sunday March 30th
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Mondo Well Event
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Jane’s lecture:
Frequency Healing and Anti-Aging 
Into the 21st Century
New York Hilton 
1335 Avenue of the
Americas, NY 10019
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La Casa Day Spa

La Casa was created out of the experience one woman had with her mother.  Long before holistic medicine became a household word, Dr. Jane Goldberg spent the 1970s seeking alternative cancer therapies with her mother, who had been diagnosed with terminal bone cancer.  Following sound principles of holistic health, Jane’s mother was able to reverse her cancer condition entirely, moving from her wheelchair to joyfully playing tennis again.  This experience inspired Jane to specialize in her pyschoanalytic practice to work with cancer patients, and to fulfill the need for a holistic healing center in NYC.   Jane and La Casa’s manager since its inception, Gregg Lalley, invite you to partake of the restorative and profoundly cleansing therapies that have brought La Casa world-wide recognition.

Think of your body as part of the earth;

think of the earth as part of your soul.



Respectfully submitted by: 

Jane G. Goldberg, Ph. D.


– Licensed Psychologist 

– Certified Psychoanalyst 

– Stone Carrier-Medicine Woman of the Nemehah Band and Native American Traditional Organization

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