The Dog as the Ultimate Health Upgrade (an Introduction for Pre-Contemplators)
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Of all the things I’ve done to improve my own health, getting a dog has been one of the most important. Today’s podcast is really an informal conversation with my good friend, FDN practitioner and health coach, Toréa Rodriguez. Toréa has been on the podcast several times, and today we’re focusing on the many benefits of having a dog, which truly spans far beyond companionship. We discuss making the leap from contemplating dog ownership to actually making the commitment, as well as dog training, dog-related stress, optimal diets, and the many health benefits – physical and emotional – of adopting a pup. We share tips for building rapport and establishing a hierarchy with a canine companion, as well as considerations for endurance athletes with dogs-in-training. If you’d like to learn more about Toréa or consult with her on health matters she can be found at Here’s the outline of this interview with Toréa Rodriguez: [00:00:14] Previous podcast appearances (5/18/14, 6/25/15, 8/29/16), Paleo…