The Hangover Part II – Completely The Same, But Exactly Different

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You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have The Hangover Part II, a movie that takes everything clever and amusing about its first part and turns it into something of a retread. We’ve seen it all before, and we certainly know the story: a few friends get way too drunk, wake up with no memory of anything that happened, and have to go on a fact-finding mission to recover the pieces of the night before. The film falls into the trap of its formula and can’t seem to get out. It worked in the first one because there’s no reason that any of that stuff should have happened – it wasn’t in the nature of those characters – but now it is in their nature, we’re taught to expect it, and there’s no reason it should have happened. Again. Maybe that’s funny to some people, but it belies the originality of the characters, characters I grew to love in the first film.

The Hangover was a character study, if you think about it. Yeah, it was a buddy movie, and a road movie, and a raunchy, R-rated comedy about a night of heavy drinking, but, at the risk of spoiling the joke, it was also about four guys with severe personality disorders learning about themselves. Given that, the film was interesting, and not just funny. It was a character-driven comedy, with dialogue carefully designed for the moment. Comedies are funniest when the situations are organic. The Hangover took that idea and flipped it on its head, making the punchlines the joke and the jokes the punchline, telling the entire film backwards, and placing our characters in situations that weren’t organic, but became organic because of another unknown situation that they had already been through. Part II does the same thing, but it’s expected, so the punchline that was the joke the first time around is now the punchline, but the situations they didn’t know about while they were drunk are still the punchline. It’s all about the payoff, but when there isn’t any buildup, how can we get the joke? Because we’ve heard it before? “Why the long face?” isn’t funny unless the horse walks into the bar.

When our film opens, Stu (Ed Helms) is marrying the gorgeous Lauren (Jamie Chung). Her father (Nirut Sirichanya) disapproves, probably because he saw The Hangover, but the plans go along anyway. Doug (Justin Bartha) and Phil (Bradley Cooper) are getting ready to go to Thailand for the wedding, and want to give Stu a bachelor party. Knowing that didn’t work too well last time, Stu instead opts for a “Bachelor Brunch” at IHOP. Not good enough. And as soon as Alan (Zack Galifianakis) is invited, it should be obvious to everyone involved that this isn’t going to end well. Of course, Alan was responsible for the mess in the first film, but he also saved the day, so, against Stu’s better judgment, he invites him to the wedding. They’re also given the task of looking after the bride’s little brother, kid genius Teddy (Mason Lee). They all go have a beer, and wake up hours later in a shady hostel room, with Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong), without Doug and, more importantly, with only Teddy’s finger, in the deep heart of seedy Bangkok.

Each character in the film is reduced to a simple version of the better characters they were in 2009. Doug is reduced to the conscience at the other end of the phone (remember Dwight Yoakam in Crank? It’s like that), and Mr. Chow is a sillier version of the effeminate gangster he used to be. He’s also pretty good friends with Alan. Phil is the only character treated with the same care as he was in the first film; he’s never been the better fourth of any of the group, but he’s a genuinely good man, and his parental care for Alan is still intact. Bradley Cooper does an excellent job in these films. I remember, in the first film, enjoying the child-like, clueless nature of Alan, and the way Zack G. played him as such. He never made fun of the character, and played it with as much conviction as Johnny Depp does Jack Sparrow, but here, the character isn’t charming anymore, and he’s a bit malicious; he’s no longer a silly man-child, just manic and unlikable. Stu, apparently, was given the proper amount of self-confidence by the end of the first film to pull any woman he wants, so he gets the picture-perfect Lauren, only to succumb to the same mess he did in the first film, almost to the letter. Instead of a good man in a bad situation, Stu just becomes a badly composed version of himself.

The Hangover Part II is well directed, just poorly written. Even the best-looking buildings can be poorly constructed. The absurdity and likability of the characters, most of them anyway, is compromised solely for eliciting laughs, and the situations aren’t   unique  or amusing anymore. It’s always sad watching a film you love become a bastardized version of itself for a paycheck. Of course, there’s always the caveat – The Hangover made me love these characters, and that was a character piece. I still do love the characters, and still do care about them, and I will see a third one, if it’s made, which it almost assuredly will be. I only hope that someone does something about Part II‘s horrendous screenplay. They need to return the characters back to their roots. Maybe Phil gets divorced, and the boys try to cheer him up? I’d see that. I heard rumors of a Mr. Chow spin-off, but I don’t see that working too well. Maybe it’s the way they left his character in this film, but I think that would just be a waste of time. Or, of course, Alan could get married. That’s a comedy in and of itself.

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Coffee Enemas-Getting Your Caffeine in Unique Ways

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Now why would anyone want to do an enema, let alone a coffee enema? Well…

When we eat devitalized foods such as sweets, white flours, bread, meat, cooked fruits, processed drinks, and pastas and take in things like coffee, drugs and alcohol our body is stimulated by these products and produces mucous to protect our intestinal tract from the resulting toxins. The more often you ingest these substances, the harder it is on your body and the more layers of mucous are produced. This is one reason why some meals should be all fruits or all vegetables. Mixing fruits and vegetables in the same meal are hard to digest and can give you acid reflux.

One problem with multiple layers of mucous is that the pancreatic fluids which normally keep the mucoid layers stripped and digested off the gut can’t keep up. Over time (years usually) these mucous layers build up and harden making the intestines less effective at absorbing what you eat. One sign of this happening is the presence of vertical ridges on your little fingernails.

Gradually, the body weakens and our digestive processes become slower. When this happens, food starts to rot in our gut a little bit after each meal creating even more toxins and an imbalanced gut flora (and an overgrowth of yeast). Even the muscular walls of the gut weaken and lose tone creating a pot belly, prolapses, diverticuli, polyps, colitis and smelly gas problems. Eventually these disturbances may lead to cancer.

Small bowel pockets and diverticuli are more common than most health professionals realize, and should be taken into account when any low grade infection or decrease in vitality over time are present. Low back pain, menstrual irregularity, ovarian cysts, constipation, bladder problems, heart palpitations, hemorrhoids, tipped uterus, and prostate problems are often a result of a prolapsed (fallen) transverse colon. Fasting and enemas can help these greatly.

Food was meant to pass through the body within 8-18 hours. The longer it is held, the more putrefactive, toxic and gaseous it becomes. When bowel tone and condition are good, we should have a bowel movement after every meal.

Laxatives never solve the problems of poor eating habits, lack of exercise and bowel neglect. Repeated artificial stimulation of the bowels destroys their natural emptying reflex, so that they will no longer move without artificial stimulants. The laxative habit begins innocently enough with the correct belief that bowels should move every day, however, laxatives will cause the evacuation of several days’ worth of stool in a single movement. Impatient for reestablishing stool regularity, the patient takes another laxative, and the cycle begins.

Toxins are released through the skin, kidneys and liver, but the main route for toxins release is the bowels. This process needs to be assisted from time-to-time or the toxins will be reabsorbed back through the intestinal wall. Also, when doing a water or juice fast, the normal bowel movements do not take place because the gut is resting.

Enemas and Fasting: Starting a fast with an enema seems to help with hunger pangs and solidifies the beginning of my fast, helping to shut down the digestive system so it can detoxify, repair and rejuvenate.

The Coffee Enema

Coffee enemas are used routinely in the process of detoxification to stimulate the liver, control pain, nausea, general nervous tension and depression. At first they are given often–as often as up to every 8 hours.

When used as a retention enema, coffee enemas do not go through the digestive system and do not affect the body as a coffee beverage does. Instead, the coffee solution stimulates both the liver and gallbladder to release toxins, which are then flushed from the body.

Note. Although coffee enemas are used more often in the first few days of fasting, cleansing and cancer treatments, I often see people who are overdosing on the enemas. It’s like they have a fixation on getting every last germ out of the intestinal tract. Not possible. Enemas need to be done within reason, or they can also harm the body by taking necessary nutrients and flora out of the body. Enemas should be used for a purpose, and if you have never done them before you may want to use them under a practitioner’s supervision until your comfort level is satisfactory.

Excess use of coffee enemas over a 6-month period may deplete the body’s stores of iron and other minerals, vitamins and can cause anemia. Do not use coffee enemas for more than four months at a time.

To make enemas the most effective, the patient should lie on their right side with both legs drawn up close to the abdomen. Try to hold the enema in for 5-20 minutes. Some people use a plastic sheet on the floor “just in case” or put a diaper pad where you will lay, but my husband and I had no trouble just retaining the coffee. I lie on a beach towel on the bathroom floor while massaging my abdomen. Do be close to a toilet though because the coffee does cause peristaltic contractions and the results are marvelously effective..

Always use Organic Coffee to do these kinds of enemas.

How to prepare the Coffee Enema: Dr. Max Gerson, a raw food diet advocate, recommends using three tablespoons of ground drip coffee (not instant) to one quart of water. Let the entire mixture boil for three minutes and then simmer 15 minutes more. Strain and use at body temperature. The caffeine is absorbed from the fluid within ten minutes through the hemorrhoidal veins directly and is then transported directly through the portal veins and into the liver. This stimulates the production of bile and gets that elimination system moving. If you are allergic to caffeine, you might want to use a lemon juice enema instead.

We tried several types of enemas during our 40-day juice fast and we came to the conclusion that the coffee enema was the most effective in cleansing the bowels. If you have to do an enema, we recommend this one!

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Sweeney Todd Musical

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Sweeney Todd also dubbed as the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is musical that has bagged the Tony Award owing to its   unique  story. It is an adaptation of the book of the same name that has been authored by Hugh Wheeler. The department of the music and lyrics has been dealt with by Stephen Sondheim. The story revolves around the 19th-century legend of Sweeney Todd and more so around the 1973 play of the same name by Christopher Bond.

The show was premiered on Broadway in the Uris Theatre in March of 1979. To date the musical has given 576 performances. Its story revolves around the character of Sweeney Todd who was earlier known as Benjamin Barker and who makes a return from Australia, where he has spent almost one and a half decade owing to false charges. After he learns some facts from Mrs. Lovett, who makes meat pies, that his wife had committed suicide after she had been raped by a Judge and it was that judge’s daughter who had imprisoned him, he becomes vindictive and promises himself revenge. Both of them conspire together, which is followed by a series of murders resulting first in a boom in business for Lovett’s shop and eventually tragedy.

It has had nineteen previews and has been directed and choreographed by Hal Prince and Larry Fuller respectively. In spite of starting on a poor note it went on to record huge success. It recorded its first U.S. national tour that started in October of 1980 in the state of Washington DC. It finished in August of the following year in the state of Los Angeles in California. Later a second tour was arranged that began in February of 1982 in Wilmington, Delaware and later ended in July of the same year in Toronto, Canada.

In the initial years of 2000, this play gained massive audience and critic acceptance in the tours that it did in collaboration with the opera companies spread all over United States and Canada. Bryn Terfel was seen in the lead role that he performed with excellence in Chicago in the year of 2002. It was also premiered at the Royal Opera House in London which was a part of the Royal Opera season. Other than that it has been performed a couple of times at the Israeli National Opera.

It was revived in 2004-05 both at the West End and the Broadway. Later during 2004 John Doyle was the director to another revival of this awesome musical that was staged in Newbury, England and was eventually relocated to the Trafalgar Studios and after that to the New Ambassadors Theatre. The non-mention of the musical instruments such as orchestra was notable and the actors featured played the score themselves. It was a first I almost eleven years. The entire production was relocated to the Broadway where it featured an all new cast including Michael Cerveris and Patti LuPone. It reopened in November of 2005 at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre where it gave almost four hundred performances. Like in London the cast played the instruments on their own. Read information about Sweeney Todd and get discounted musical Sweeney Todd Tickets.

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Food Processor Safety Tips

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A food processor is an electrical appliance that operates with fast moving and sharp blades and discs. Like other electrical equipment, a food processor should always be handled with care. Follow these safety tips to protect you and your family from misuse and harm.

  • The appliance’s blades and discs operate and move at high speeds. Make sure your hands and kitchen utensils, like spatulas or wooden spoons, are kept away from the moving blades and discs when processing food. Only insert your hands or kitchen utensils into the food processor after the machine is off and unplugged.
  • As stated, the blades and discs are very sharp and should be handled and stored carefully. When connecting the motor shaft or stem to the processing unit, always place the blades and discs on flat, stable surfaces to minimize potential contact with them.
  • Make sure the work bowl is securely locked before placing blades or discs on the motor shaft.
  • Never put food or other ingredients into the work bowl until the blades and discs are securely in place.
  • Always use the pusher or food plunger to move food into the bowl and into the spinning blades or discs. Never put your fingers into the feed tube or work bowl while it is in operation.
  • Make sure the blade or disc has stopped spinning before you remove the cover from the work bowl.
  • Make sure the processor is turned off and unplugged from the electrical outlet before removing food, changing parts or cleaning it.
  • After your food processing is done, first remove the work bowl from the processor’s base before removing any blades or discs.

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Interesting Godh Bharai Ideas to Make the Celebration Memorable

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Godh bharai is a Hindu celebration that is followed in different parts of the country to offer blessings to the would-be mother and to welcome the unborn child. To celebrate a godh bharai ceremony, the family has to wait until the seventh month of pregnancy as it is considered safe at that point. The ceremony is called Shaad in Bengal, Valaikaapu or Seemantham in South India and is conducted by female members of the family where the expecting mother is dressed up in heavy costume, jewelry, make up and etc. If you are planning for a godh bharai celebration, then make it a memorable event with good recipes, entertaining games and wonderful decorations.

Godh bharai decoration ideas:

Floral arrangements: To decorate the party area, you can use flowers like roses or orchids and choose decorative vases to keep the flowers. You can also make garlands or bouquets and hang them or place them on tables. This will not only brighten up the area, but will also spread a beautiful fragrance to enhance the mood.

Balloons: If you are aware of the gender of your baby, then you can decorate the place with balloons of a specific color. For a boy, you can pick the color blue and for a baby girl, it is best to choose pink. Hang balloons from the ceilings or leave them on the floor, but be careful while walking if the balloons are left on the floor. Use streamers to decorate the walls.

Godh bharai food ideas:

Your godh bharai celebration is a special moment for you and your family and this is the time when you will be treated like a queen and you will also be the center of attraction. To make it interesting for all, choose recipes that are a delicacy.

Finger foods: A lavish feast is what guests expect at any ceremony and any Indian celebration is incomplete without good food. Make sure that you offer finger foods like spring rolls, cheese wands, corn and cheese tikkis, vegetable kababs, grilled meatballs, chicken drumsticks and many more.

Lunch recipes: For the lavish lunch you can keep veg items that include, pulav, sahi paneer, malai kofta etc. And if you want to include some non-veg items, then you can add mutton biriyani, shammi kababs, tandoori chicken or some mutton recipes.

Godh bharai game ideas:

Planning some unique games for your godh bharai ceremony will not only keep the guests engaged, but it is also a great means to let them have fun during the celebration. Here are some godh bharai ideas for games.

Guess the baby items: Place different kinds of baby items like a bottle, rattle, diaper, pins, bibs etc. and hold the basket for 1 minute before the guests. Give them a pen and paper to write the items in the basket and the one who writes the maximum number of correct items wins the game.

Bursting balloons: Ask your guests to blow up balloons within a specified time and pass on to their partner to burst them. The couple who blows the maximum number of balloons and bursts them wins the game.

Summary

Godh bharai is a ceremony that is performed to celebrate the impending arrival of the baby. To make the occasion memorable and keep the guest entertained, you can follow some interesting ideas shared by us.

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Where to Buy FRS Energy?

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FRS Healthy Energy has taken the country by storm as one of the top healthy energy drinks on the market for both professional sports athletes as well as the normal everyday person. Its revolutionary method of using the body’s own energy producing mechanisms instead of filling your body with tons of caffeine or sugar is the main reason people are scrambling to buy this product. So the big question arises. Where to buy FRS Energy?

FRS Healthy Energy can be found in a few places, both online and at some of America’s most popular retail outlets. Online you can visit FRS directly and shop at their website located at FRS.com. In addition there are many nutritional sites and drug/pharmacy outlets online that are also offering the FRS Healthy Energy line of energy drinks. Best way to find them is to go to a search engine like Yahoo or Google and type in “FRS Healthy Energy” or “where to buy FRS energy” and you’ll find tons of places that sell their product line. Make sure you’re comfortable with the online company you’re buying from and also make sure they’re an authorized seller of FRS Healthy Energy products just to be safe.

Offline, FRS Healthy Energy products are sold at many major outlets across the USA including popular stores like GNC (General Nutrition Centers), Rite Aid, Vitamin Shoppe and Target. Many local shopping and grocery chains across the country are also starting to pick up this brand because of it’s popularity so keep checking or ask at your local grocery store for details.

Whether you’re buying FRS Healthy energy products at FRS’ website or at your local store you’ll find a huge variety of products to choose from. The most popular of the products is the ready-to-drink cans that come in a variety of flavors including Low Cal Citrus Pomegranate, Low Cal Wild Berry, Low Cal Peach Mango, Low Cal Orange, Lemon Lime and Orange. You can also purchase these flavors in powder form, concentrate or chews which are individually wrapped in 30-count bags. Again, check your local store to see what types they carry or go online to FRS’ website to order directly.

Just as the FRS product line of healthy energy drinks is vast, so are the number of places you can find it for sale. My recommendation is to give it a try first before buying in bulk at FRS’ website. Try a few different flavors, try the chews and even try the concentrate or powder forms and see which best fits your lifestyle. The best way to do this is to visit your local store and buy a few kinds to try it out. Or better yet, FRS also offers a free trial on their website where they’ll send you a bag of soft chews (30-ct) and a bottle of their concentrate (which is a 32oz bottle that makes 16 servings) and you only need to pay shipping.

If you like the products then FRS will send you monthly shipments at 30-50% off which is a great deal compared to other online and offline outlets. The best part is you can cancel anytime so if you try out the free trial and you don’t like it, you just call them up and cancel and you get to keep the freebies they sent you! Hard to pass up free stuff in today’s economy.

So there you have it. Again there are many ways to try FRS Healthy Energy drinks but we highly recommend starting small and trying one or two of their products by visiting your local store. We’ve found the product to be superior in nutrition than many other energy booster drinks out there and we always promote natural products with quality ingredients rather than sugar drinks filled with unnecessary caffeine any day. Give it a try and next time someone asks you where to buy FRS energy you can tell them just about anywhere!

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Designer Perfumes That Leave a Sweet Smelling Trail

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Lovely is a women’s scent that smells of the fresh flowers and leaves a faint lingering trail from wherever she passes by. Women just can’t do without a fragrance as they all have a burning desire to smell good and look beautiful.

Though there are many different flowers used in making scents and perfumes but nothing can beat the smell of Rose which is the queen of flowers and has always been a favorite fragrance of the female genre in all ages. Nice smelling women’s perfumes help to stimulate the happy hormones that really make you more desirable and appealing. Women buy perfumes not as an accessory but as a part of their overall sense of self appraisal. Sweet scents ends up stimulating the happy hormones that keeps them up and about.

There are many brands of women’s perfume like Hugo, Boss, Calvin Klein and other designer perfumes and you also can’t ignore the sweet scent of the signature perfumes of celebrities that really make you smell classy. With the increase in awareness of the designer perfume brands women are becoming more and more attracted to buying the designer perfume brands that really end up making you the stylish women that you want to be.

Buying gifts for the special women in your life is really a very tough job as men are especially lost when it comes to selecting the best designer perfumes for the love of their life. They try to buy the one that appeals to them and makes their lady love look sexy and sensual. Buying men’s colognes and women fragrances are really great gifts for your family and close friends.

Designer brands have been developed for the fashion conscious women and the best thing is that they are not only available in perfume stores but can also be ordered through the online mode. It sure is the right of all women to look beautiful and smell beautiful too, so buying the perfect discounted fragrance will surely make her look more sensuous and appealing.

Most women are of the opinion that they have to pay a large sum of money for a good brand of fragrance but you can surely avoid this by shopping for discounted perfumes. Plus you also need to be careful as some of the stores that offer discounted perfumes actually offer imitation fragrances of the designer perfume brands so you need to be careful and visit the discounted stores that are reliable enough and sell genuine designer perfumes at discounted rates.

People who do not wish to overspend on designer brand labels can easily buy perfumes through the online medium as there are many cheap perfume stores online that really end up giving you the best affordable fragrances that you can get. You can also compare the price and brand of the perfumes as this is the only way that you can land up with the perfect collection of discount perfumes. Discount perfumes and discount colognes are being sold in the market at affordable prices and this is really done to meet the demands of the customers.

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Finding Romance Books To Read Online – Tips and Tricks To Know Before You Download Novels On Love

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There’s nothing like being immersed in a good novel on love and romance. Many individuals download romance books to read online and it is a frequent habit, made possible by advancements in computing software and the internet. A book you read on your computer is called an eBook, but they also go by other names, such as an electronic book and a digital book.

Whether or not you are used to downloading romance novels online, the following paragraphs will go into detail with some tips and tricks to know, if you’re going to satisfy your need for romance books to read online. We will also discuss the types of places where you can get your hands on some quality romance novels, as well as some precautionary measures you should take.

The internet is a somewhat safer place to do browsing and downloads compared to a few years ago. Even with downloading romance novels to read online, that does not mean you should not be vigilant either. There are rogue websites and files on the internet that are programmed to compromise your privacy and the security of your personal computer. Having some security program(s) on your computer to combat viruses, malware, spyware and rootkits, is a step you should take before doing any extensive browsing and downloading online.

Websites can contain code and romance eBook files may have been tampered with, to cause damage to your computer. While the chances of a downloaded romance eBook, causing an infection on your personal computer is minimal, it can happen, so don’t turn a blind eye with regards to having a reputable security program that is regularly updated (to combat new threats) on your computer. This should provide the best experience possible when you download romance stories online.

Finding romance books to read online can be a chore, if you are looking for a database containing a multitude of romantic novels. The easiest databases you will find are shopping sites, as they will have a multitude of romance books for sale. These can be tangible books, which are shipped to your home or downloadable romance eBooks, which are delivered to your computer instantly upon completion of the transaction.

If you’re on a budget you will find that many romance books are affordable. There are certain places that may allow free romance eBook downloads, but the quality and content of these books are often questionable and stripped. For example, you may freely download a romance novel to read online, only to find out that you were only given the first couple of pages. These are usually samples and if you like what you read so far, you have to pay for the rest of the book.

What has been emerging lately is a subscription based model. Websites offering a service where you subscribe and afterwards, you are able to download all the romance books to read online that you want. Some of these are “pay by the month” subscriptions, but I have seen one that only asks for a small one time payment for a lifetime membership, and what is offered is surprisingly good. You’re basically given unlimited access to a huge library of eBooks.

Because of the advancements in technology, you aren’t just limited to reading love and romance eBooks on your computer. There are many other devices that allow you to read digital books. Some of these include, the iPad, Kindle and Nook. The devices that were primarily made for reading eBooks are called eReaders.

The main advantage to having an eReading device, is that they are portable and they can store a multitude of digital books, as opposed to having to tote all the books that you want to read wherever you go. These portable eReaders usually have a very long battery life, before you have to charge them again. Some eReaders have improved lighting features, in case you are going to read in a poorly lit area.

Now that we have some information on downloading romance and love stories, are you up for getting some steamy romance novels to read online?

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Healthy Food For Dogs – A Brief Review

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If you want to live healthily, besides exercising regularly and sleeping well, you will also need to eat healthily. This is no different for a dog. The truth is, if you feed your dog junk food, there is a danger of it passing away at a premature age. If you feed it healthy food, you will have a healthy companion that will live a long life.

If you are at a total loss of what kind of healthy food to feed your dog, you may want to consider this guide, Healthy Food For Dogs Homemade Recipes. Without over 245 recipes to choose from, your dog is definitely in for a treat.

Here are some of the things that you can learn from Healthy Food For Dogs Homemade Recipes.

1) Insecticides that are safe for your dog

2) How you can make your dog’s own shampoo

3) Home cook recipes that can chase away ticks, lice and fleas

4) How to get rid of stale basement smell that dogs give out when they are on a certain diet

Do not feel overwhelmed by 245 recipes. Chances are, your dog may be picky and will like some of those food and dislike others. So, this is the opportunity for you to take note so that next time, you know which recipes you should focus on.

It is important that you take good care for your dog’s diet. A lot of dogs could have to live to their ripe old age if and only if their owners have taken the trouble to learn more about healthy dog food.

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