“What is that smell?” I said as my wife, Renee, and I sat down to supper.
“Meatloaf!” she said, “You watched me take it out of the oven.”
“No,” I sniffed the air like a dog winding a bird, “It smells more Mediterranean.”
“Oh,” she busily looked for a glass.
“Oregano,” I sniffed the air as she walked past me, “I smell oregano.”
“I am wearing oregano oil on my cheeks. I think I am getting a sinus infection.”
Suffice it to say that my wife read that oregano has mild anti-biotic like qualities. The key word is mild. She ended up with antibiotics from the doctor a few weeks later. There is a whole industry around supplements that make you healthy, reverse aging, and augment virility. Most, no doubt, are hokum. There are some, however, that do work. Dasuquin is a joint supplement that I purchase. I sometimes use a similar product, Annamaet Endure. Both relieve arthritis in old dogs, and they are basically Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Methylsulfonylmethane and chondroitin Sulfate. It really helps my older dogs move better, and Rob Downey, who led a nutritional seminar at Lion Country Supply (and is the founder of Annamaet) explained that studies have shown that if utilized for the entire adult life of a dog, chondroitin can add two additional productive years to a working dog’s career. That is a lot of rabbits for me or a lot of birds for others. Continue reading →