Monday, July 28, 2014

Our Canine BFFs in DDScottville Can Benefit From Fruits and Veggies, Too!

Wavin' atchya, DDScottville Peeps and wavin to your canine BFFs, too!!!

Did y'all know that our beloved dogs can also benefit from diets filled with fresh fruits and veggies?!

Here to give you the scoop is our very own DDScottville "For The Dogs" Guru, Christine Baer of Wet Noses Sarasota (Christine is the owner of Wet Noses Sarasota, the best grooming salon and holistic doggie boutique in town)!!! Take it away, Christine...


Dogs Like Veggies, Too

If you’re on the lookout for new and fun ways to rev up your furry best friend’s diet, adding vegetables and fruits can be a really healthy way to do that. Of course certain veggies and fruits will be better for your dog than others. Take a look at the following 10 healthiest human foods for dogs and consider adding them to your own dog’s meal routine:

Cantaloupe

Believe it or not, the same fruit salad staple that humans have come to know and love is just as good for dogs. They’re full of vitamins that will help with your canine’s eyesight, as well as lots of vitamin A and lots of beta carotene, which helps reduce the risk of cancer and prevents cell damage. It’s also a good source of vitamins B-6 and C, fiber, folate, niacin and potassium.

Green Beans

Getting your dog to eat his green beans will probably be easier than getting your kids to do the same. Green beans are good for your pooch because of their omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, C, and K. They’re also a good source of calcium, copper, fiber, folic acid, iron, niacin, manganese, potassium, riboflavin and thiamin, as well as beta carotene. Essentially, they’re the superpower of vegetables for your pooch.

Spinach

We certainly understand the value of spinach in our own diets, but luckily this green, leafy vegetable can be just as powerful for your dog. Although it’s high in iron (with almost twice as much of it as most other sources), spinach is a particularly good option for your dog since it helps fend off inflammatory and cardiovascular issues, along with cancer.

Apples

Besides the fact that it’s super fun to watch a dog eat an apple, the powerful antioxidants and loads of vitamin C will do wonders for your dog’s diet, as well.

Pumpkin

Feed your dog pumpkin to load him up on fiber, vitamin A and anti-oxidants to help alleviate diarrhea and constipation and to promote his overall cardiovascular health.

Sweet Potatoes

A great source of vitamins E, A, B-6 and C, as well as calcium, iron, folate, potassium, copper, thiamine and iron, sweet potatoes are a wonderful (and super tasty!) addition to any pooch’s dinner bowl.

Blueberries

Blueberries, with their high levels of resveratrol and their anti-cancer and heart disease fighting qualities, make a great option for your dog’s diet. As an added bonus, the tannins found in blueberries also help prevent urinary tract infections.

Watermelon

If it’s lycopene that you’re looking to add to your dog’s diet, watermelon is your best source for that. The health benefits don’t stop there, though. Give your pooch a piece of this delicious summer treat and you’ll be loading him with up with tons of healthy vitamin A, B-6 and C, as well as thiamin.

Asparagus

When cut into bite size pieces, Asparagus makes a healthy veggie option for your dog because of its vitamin K, A, B1, B2, C and E, along with the folate, iron, copper, fiber, manganese and potassium that’s found in them.

Brussels Sprouts

Maybe if your kids see your dog eating Brussels sprouts, they’ll hop on board and eat them, too. And your dog should be eating Brussels sprouts for their vitamins K and G, manganese, folate, fiber, potassium and vitamins A, B1 and B6.



For all of your dogs' health needs, Wet Noses carries fabulous custom formulas made by Dogs For The Earth including 100% organic veggie food formulas and treats like Veggie Patch (organic Kale, Carrot and Green Beans) and Fruit Patch (an organic blend of apples, blueberries and cranberries), whatever is freshest and seasonally available. - D. D.'s dogs, Buckley and Siggy, are huge fans. Come in and ask for a sample!


Christine Baer
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1465 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236...Beautiful Downtown Sarasota
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Thanks Bunches, Christine, for the wonderful information!!!

For Buckley and Siggy, I bake sweet potatoes, mash 'em up, and top them with a terrific scoop of the Dogs For The Earth organic food! They love it! I also fix them rice, quinoa and pasta (all organic) and alternate these items with the sweet potatoes, always topping their selection with a scoop of Dogs For The Earth.

***Here's a fab fun gem about the "scientist" behind Dogs For The Earth: Kathy has her Masters in Animal Sciences, focusing mainly on nutrition. And she only uses 100% organic ingredients in all of her dog food formulas and treats.

Christine drives to Kathy's Anna Maria Island "lab" regularly to pick up Kathy's latest formulas for all of her Wet Noses customers. Thank you, Christine!!! P.S. Kathy is also making a new, diabetic formula that is doing wonders for Buckley who has the first signs of diabetes.

How many of you DDScottville Peeps treat your dogs to fruits, veggies and organic food? Let us know your dogs' favorites and how you prepare them...

The Best of For The Dog Wishes --- D. D. Scott


Saturday, July 26, 2014

5-Star Reviews are Rolling-in for D. D. Scott's Latest Release THE KEYS' PRINCE

Happy Weekend, DDScottville Peeps!!!

I'm over the moon to see and hear that so many of you are loving my latest release - THE KEYS' PRINCE (The Royal Heirs Book 1)!!!

The 5-Star Reviews are rolling-in!!!



On Amazon

B&N

Apple

Kobo

Smashwords

Scribd

Oyster


Here's what a few of your fabulous Reviews have said:


5-Stars: Old Love renewed to New Love, July 22, 2014
By charlene mclucas

This review is from: The Keys' Prince (The Royal Heirs Book 1) (Kindle Edition)

This story of Dario and Stella talks to the heart. As a young couple in love they are denied a future. Stella has reinvented herself from an heiress to shop owner in Sarasota Florida. She has created a peaceful existence for herself and Auntie Elo.

As she embraces the community and gets involved with urban issues, Dario, her love from the past arrives on the scene and her present life is turned upside down.

Their relationship and their past collide causing their story to take unexpected twists and turns.

You are drawn into their quest to find happiness and can't help but be captivated by their story.

Do they find their happily ever after?

I'll never tell. You just have to read this delightful story.

You will be hooked as I am anticipating the next book in this new series.


5-Stars: D.D. writes another Must Read!!!!!, July 22, 2014

By Amazon Customer (MIDDLETOWN, OHIO, United States)

This review is from: The Keys' Prince (The Royal Heirs Book 1) (Kindle Edition)

I enjoy all of D.D.s books. She has such a great writing style about here that draws you into the book. You don't just read a DeeDee Scott book No you Experience the situations the characters go thru all the twist turns laughs and tears ups and downs. I highly recommend any of her works but this book will be enjoyed by the masses wether like myself and read all or just starting this is a great read an I am excited to see how the rest of this series unfolds.


5-Stars: Great First Book in Series, July 8, 2014

By Teresa M Rodriguez

This review is from: The Keys' Prince (The Royal Heirs Book 1) (Kindle Edition)

great book by a wonderful author. First book in a series of ten, can't wait for the next book. It was fun reading about places in Sarasota since I live i Florida and visit often.


5-Stars: Great writing!, July 13, 2014

By Christine Baer (SARASOTA, FL, US)

This review is from: The Keys' Prince (The Royal Heirs Book 1) (Kindle Edition)

Another page turner by D.D. Scott! Great writing!


5-Stars: I love reading D.D. Scott's stories!

jms920 Posted July 9, 2014 on Barnes & Noble

After anxiously awaiting her newest work, "The Keys' Prince" I couldn't put it down..
Each character leaves you wanting more and more .Dario and Stella are so real and I love reading about the beautiful Florida Keys!
D. D. never disappoints with her books! The attention she pays to detail is amazing. I can't wait for the rest of this series, The Royal Heirs.

5-Stars: The Keys' Prince (The Royal Heirs Book One) is a key to the heart

CMKenney Posted July 4, 2014 on Barnes & Noble

The Keys' Prince (The Royal Heirs Book One) is a key to the heart of any reader no matter what your favorite genre. It has a great plot and interesting characters like Dario and Stella as the major characters. Auntie Elo makes the perfect sidekick and mentor for Stella. If you loved D. D.'s previous books, you will not be disappointed. She has a style of telling a story that makes you get to know everyone involved like they were your neighbors. You will love the characters as I did. You will keep turning the pages in D.D.’s latest creation. Not wanting to put it down until you reach the end. I am looking forward to Book 2 in this series and you will too.

Thank you all so very much for sharing your love for THE KEYS' PRINCE!!!

Your Reviews are so appreciated and are a wonderful way to help other readers find my books!!!

Your kindness, enthusiasm and support truly hold a special place in my heart.

With Love and Gratitude --- D. D.

P.S. I've already got the first three chapters finished for Book Two in this new series - A ROYAL CHRISTMAS RESCUE. Next week, I'll treat you to the first chapter as well as the cover reveal! Y'all are gonna love 'em!!! For the first time for one of my books, you will be able to Pre-Order it from Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Apple! (I'll tell you more soon about this very special opportunity I've been given!) What does Pre-Order mean? It means you can order the book as early as next month, and it will be delivered to your ereading device on Thanksgiving Day!!! I'm hoping Amazon also treats you to the Pre-Order Opportunity! I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

My Vegetarian (Almost Vegan) Journey Includes Warm Lemon Water and Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Life

Wavin' atchya, DDScottville Peeps!

DDScottville is so much more than writing books for all of you and hitting bestseller lists around the globe. It's about enjoying each others' company each and every day and sharing the journeys we call life. It's about loving each other, being kind and sharing our hearts and lots of laughter, too. It's about doing everything that we can to smooth the potholes for each other.

In that DDScottville spirit, what a total joy it is to kick-off my new blog series about my personal, Vegetarian (Almost Vegan) journey. I'm looking forward to sharing everything I've learned with you and can't wait to gather up and share your tips and resources, too!

I call myself a Vegetarian (Almost Vegan) because although it's been almost eight weeks now since I've had any kind of meat (beef, chicken, pork, or fish), I still have cheese every once in awhile and a few eggs here and there, which makes me a Vegetarian for sure, but not quite a Vegan (who consumes no animal products, at all). The little bit of cheese I have is made from cows who enjoy green pastures and who are also not subject to growth hormones. The eggs I consume are from free-range, cage-free chickens who again, are not given any kind of growth hormones. That said, I'm going to continue to ween myself away from dairy and eggs, slowly but surely.

As I said in my last post, I did not wake up one day and decide to become a Vegetarian (Almost Vegan).

I came to that conclusion after battling the intense pain of Crohn's Disease for close to two years. I did a ton of research on how I could begin to heal my condition naturally, without the knives so quickly brandished by Western Medicine doctors and/or the pharmaceutical cocktails they're so eager to get you addicted to.

What I discovered after months of research was that, in large part, "We Are What We Eat." And yes, I know that these days that's almost cliche, but it's sooo true.

Unlike Western Medicine, where a medical student is lucky to get just a few hours of nutrition and natural/herbal healing instruction, all Eastern Medicine philosophies are based in a big way on everything that one puts into his or her body. It just makes good common sense that this should be the case. Break down the word disease, and you've got DIS-EASE, meaning for some reason and in some way, what you're doing to your body or putting into your body is causing discomfort.

I took a good look at what I was eating. To be truthful, I've never been a huge meat eater. For example, I very rarely ever ate beef. The idea of it just disgusts me. And growing up in the Midwestern USA, in a town with a huge Tyson plant, I'd seen way too many trucks filled with hogs on their way to slaughter to enjoy pork. But that said, for some reason I still don't understand, I convinced myself that chicken was healthy and that perhaps they didn't suffer as much when being slaughtered. And what was I hurting eating fish? The ocean is full of 'em, right?

So...then I read several books and websites, and I honestly can't remember which one it was but the idea proposed was something along these lines:

Every animal you consume, even if they're raised in a wonderfully organic, non-chemically-treated way, have one very bad day.

And that was it for me. That single line took me straight into the Vegetarian (Almost Vegan) world.

I've always been a total farmers market, farm-to-table kinda gal, but now I'm working on living a complete plant-based life, and feeling so darn good because of it!!!

I've never felt better in my life!!! For the first time in almost two years, I've gone thirty days with only a few hours of pain in my abdomen, and even those spells were nothing like what I used to struggle through. I can't wait to see if eventually, perhaps after I make the transition to Vegan, the pain will disappear completely.

Here's one of the books that's really helped me by the wonderful Alicia Silverstone:



On Amazon


***And OMG are her recipes delicious!!! One of my faves in the book is the Rustic Pasta. Oh, but I love the Tomatoes, Lemon and Rice dish, too. And then there are the Chocolate Chip Rice Treats. You get the idea. LOL! Alicia also has a blog and community that I adore - The Kind Life

Another fantastic remedy that's really working to help me get rid of all the nasty stuff (toxins) in my intestines from my former diet and the effects of Crohn's is to drink a warm glass of lemon water first thing each morning.

Here's all of the scoop on that major miracle cure:

16 Health Benefits of Drinking Warm Lemon Water




***Again, I am NOT a doctor, nor am I certified or trained in any sort of medical or healing arts, holistic or otherwise. I am simply sharing with you what works for me and inviting you to do the same here in DDScottville.

How many of you are Vegetarians and/or Vegan?

What fabulous information can you share with us about your journey?

The Best of Mindful Living ---

D. D. Scott
International Bestselling Author and a Vegetarian (Almost Vegan) Yogi




Saturday, July 19, 2014

DDScottville has a New Look and New Content: Think Vegetarian/Vegan Recipes, Remedies and Wisdom, Yoga, Meditation, Mindful Living and For The Dogs, Too!!!

To kick-off my 4th Anniversary as an International Bestselling Author, I wanted to treat all of you amazing DDScottville Peeps to a brand new look for our wonderful community as well as terrific new content celebrating what it means to be part of DDScottville.

My success is due to the love and support that each of you have shown me over the years. For me, it's not just about selling books. The stories I write showcase my love of laughter, and my choice to live a life full of love and gratitude and many happily-ever-afters. Each book I create is my way of sharing that kind of positive energy with you.

In all of my online homes - whether it's here in DDScottville or on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, or Goodreads, I share my core values. My goal to live a kind life. Green-living. My love of the seas and their beaches. Humor and laughter. Organic, farm-to-table food. Yoga and Meditation. Canine love. Great Books. Bitchy Signs. Coffee, Tea and Teeccino. Lots of wine. And more pamper-yourself-silly adventures.

The contribution I want to make to the world we share is to create a fabulous community filled with love and laughter. I hope to help each of us go to sleep every night with a smile on our face and in our heart.

With that in mind, I'm thrilled to announce that I've created three fabulous new pages here in DDScottville:

Vegetarian/Vegan Recipes, Remedies and Wisdom




Yoga, Meditation, Mindful Living



For The Dogs



Take a peek at each one to see what kinds of fabulous new things will be coming to DDScottville.

***Note: I've also updated each of the other regular pages on the site. For example, you've now got a D. D. Scott Book List with all of my books in order, in case, like me, you like to read a series from book one to the end. Heck, with 30 books out now, I needed the list, too, just to keep track of all of them. LOL!!!

I'll be blogging about my journey as well as featuring excellent guests who are experts in each of these areas.

And please, let me know in your comments below what kinds of information in these fields you're interested in learning more about.

Cheers Hugs and Love and Happy Anniversary, DDScottville Peeps!!! --- D. D. Scott