Suzanne Somers might be an actress, an activist, and natural health guru. But did you know she's also a self-confessed, lifelong cat lover? Ha, well, no, she's not quite what you envision a stereotypical "cat lady" being, but Somers has always had feline friends in her life. And as much as she swears by bioidentical hormones and banking your stem cells, she also believes cats hold the key to bolstering our well-being.
That's why she invited Sandra DeFeo, a representative from the New York Humane Society, on her CafeMom YouTube channel show, Suzanne Somers Breaking Through, this week to talk about how cats are good for our health.
I understand that not everyone is a cat person, let alone an animal person. As Sandra points out, people tend to think of cats as aloof -- not the number one characteristic you might seek in a loyal animal companion. But they're also really intuitive and seem to tune into and gravitate to humans who aren't well, in an effort to heal us. Need proof? Just watch this incredibly moving viral vid of a cat petting a crying baby's head. Incredible, right?
Suzanne has her own, similar story about how a feral cat was so tuned into her illness that he stayed by her side for almost two weeks while she recovered. Check it out ...
Okay, I'm officially in love with Beatrice, as well. So cute! Not to mention ... just looking at her relaxing like that is enough to lower someone's blood pressure. No wonder studies have shown that cats can relieve stress and anxiety, and potentially lower your risk of heart attack. Obviously, the benefits of having a pet -- more specifically, a cat -- are many.
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Do you have or have you ever had a cat? Do you agree cats are good for your health (if you're not allergic, of course!)?
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