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Freedom From Illness:
Optimum Choices

December 2015 

December 2015 Tip

Welcome to the monthly Freedom From Illness wholistic newsletter from Russell Louie and Margaret Auld-Louie at Optimum Choices. To receive this newsletter by e-mail, click: Subscribe Newsletter. To unsubscribe, see the bottom of this e-mail.


December Sale
Pet Food Recalls
Lymphoma—Never Give Up
Contact us

December Sale

Thank you for being a loyal client and helping your family (including furry children) approach Freedom From Illness.

Santa Dog

Optimum Choices' winter mascot—Santa Dog.

Discount Code=5DOG

From now until next month's e-newsletter is published, get a 5% discount off your entire order. Enter "5DOG" (the number "5" and the word "DOG" with no spaces) in the Discount Coupon box in our shopping cart.

Press the green [Recalculate] button in the lower left corner of our shopping cart to see this discount calculated in your total. This discount may not be combined with our autoship, volume, referral bonus, professional or other discounts.

HINT: for maximum savings, order any Starter Pack (three bottles) of BioPreparation, BioSuperfood and/or ALPHA-G for a 5% discount AND in addition, get the 5% monthly discount above, for a total of 10% off the full retail price of a single bottle. No other discounts can be applied.

HINT: if you miss our monthly e-newsletters containing the current month's discount code, go to our home page and select the green [Newsletters] button in the left column. Then click the appropriate year and subsequent month buttons to view our current month's e-newsletter and "secret" discount code.

Free e-Book

In the spirit of giving, from now through December 31, 2015, get a free e-Book with a qualifying order.

  1. Orders $200+ qualify for one free e-Book.

  2. Orders $300+ qualify for two free e-Books.

  3. Orders $400+ qualify for three free e-Books.

Choose any one of our e-Books below:

Save Your Dog or Cat
Secrets of Longevity: Optimum nutrition for people
How to become a canine massage provider

Instructions: in the Special order (mailing) instructions or Discounts box on the second page of our shopping cart simply enter "FREE e-Book" and tell us which title you would like with your order. Your e-Book will not show up in your shopping cart receipt but will be sent with your order's shipping confirmation e-mail after your order is processed as our gift to you so you can achieve Freedom From Illness for you and your family (including furry children).


Current News

Because of our low, mail order, Internet prices and the amazing demand for our "wholistic" consulting and revolutionary products, we limit every inquiry (e-mail and telephone) to 15 minutes in order to help all those in need. After the first 15 minutes we charge our normal consulting fee. Please make use of all the free resources available 24 hours/day, by clicking on the buttons in the left-hand menu of every product page (Ingredients, Usage, FAQ, etc.). Thank you in advance.


Pet Food Recalls

The pet food recalls continue. The best "wholistic" suggestion to prevent danger to your pet is — STOP feeding dry kibble dog food. In our "wholistic" opinion, dry kibble dog food is the least nutritious form of food to feed a carnivore. Furthermore, a majority of all pet food recalls is with dry food. Canned food, freeze-dried food and raw food have a much lower percentage of recalls.

To read more on our "wholistic" philosophy on pet food, go to the following links:

Pet Food Recall
Holistic Pet Food

For a very revealing report on pet food, click the link:

What Pet Food Companies
Don't Want You to Know



Lymphoma—Never Give Up

December is Iris’ 5th anniversary of being diagnosed with advanced intestinal lymphoma and given a death sentence (unless we gave her steroids or chemotherapy). Even if you or your pet does not have cancer, you know of someone else who does have cancer but in another part of the body or you do not have a pet, the following “wholistic” principles may still be of value.

In December, 2010, Iris (our 9 year old, 10 lbs. cat) suddenly stopped eating for one week. When she did not improve on antibiotics, the vet did an ultrasound and subsequently diagnosed advanced intestinal lymphoma. Our holistic vet gave us the following options:

  1. Steroids to ease intestinal inflammation, hopefully enough to stimulate Iris’ appetite to buy us some time.

  2. Chemotherapy for lymphoma. A biopsy would be needed to rule out severe IBD and to target the chemotherapy.

  3. Hospice care.

  4. Euthanasia.

Based on our research we declined both the steroids and chemotherapy since they provided only a temporary “fix” and neither cured lymphoma. All of our clients that chose to do chemotherapy with their pet have subsequently told us they would not make that same decision again. The extra time it bought them with their pet was not worth the suffering and lesser quality of life from the side effects. We declined a biopsy because we did not think Iris’ weakened body would survive the surgery. Besides, a biopsy would only help target Western veterinary treatment. Even though three holistic vets told us, “there is no effective holistic treatment for lymphoma,” we were not ready to give up on Iris without trying all available holistic methods first. Thus we began our 5 year “wholistic” journey with Iris.

Here is what worked for Iris:

  1. Subcutaneous fluids, homotoxicology remedy and Chinese herbs.

  2. Using an animal communicator to determine if Iris wanted our help and what supplements and other holistic treatment was tolerable.

  3. Our human-grade bio-algae concentrates product, BioPreparation-f3+.

  4. Our polysaccharide peptide (PSP) product.

  5. Intramax (liquid vitamin supplement).

  6. Stili energetic water remedies.

  7. Advanced cancer homeopathy.

  8. Our loving care.

Within 1 month Iris was eating normally and gaining weight. We refined our “wholsitic” program to match what her body needed and could tolerate. We thought we were in the clear after six months of steady improvement when Iris stopped eating again in July, 2011. The vet explained that with holistic treatment, the cancer symptoms may go away for a while but the cancer does not completely disappear. It will then come roaring back later as it overwhelms the body, and this time, the holistic treatments that worked before typically do not work anymore. The animal quickly dies as its body is overwhelmed by the cancer. She said the fact that we got a remission for over 6 months with our treatment was remarkable. We continued all our current “wholistic” remedies that were working for Iris and added homeopathy from a vet who had just gone to an advanced homeopathic conference on cancer. After several more months on our “wholistic” program Iris seemed recovered as she was eating normally and gaining weight again.

In August, 2013, Iris stopped eating again. Without doing an intestinal biopsy (Iris was too sick to tolerate), the vets could not determine whether Iris had gastrointestinal lymphoma or severe IBD. Apparently there is a continuum from IBD to lymphoma—IBD can develop over time into lymphoma. The only way to confirm lymphoma is with an intestinal biopsy, which is invasive. The ultrasound showed acute pancreatitis, something new for Iris, in addition to the thickened intestines and fluid in the abdomen that she had experienced previously. Her blood work also showed liver inflammation, indicating that Iris probably had “triaditis”, or a combination of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), liver inflammation and pancreatitis. We had never done a biopsy on Iris, so her past 2 diagnoses of gastrointestinal lymphoma, based solely on ultrasound, may have been wrong. She may have simply had severe IBD. To recover from the pancreatitis required a totally "wholistic" approach combining Western veterinary medicine along with our natural remedies. After four days of hospitalization, a feeding tube was inserted. Iris was fed through the tube at home for a month and given a drug to stimulate her appetite. After four months we were able to wean her off the drug and she went on to make a full recovery. We spent over $6,000 for this latest episode. Fortunately, we had pet insurance because Margaret was unemployed at the time. Otherwise, we would have to euthanize Iris because of the extreme costs. Iris is alive 5 years later from her original diagnosis and thriving (gaining weight) today.

We have spent over $10,000 on Iris' veterinary bills total since 2010. Could we have saved money if we started Iris on our advanced bio-algae concentrates formula, BioPreparation-f3+, to rebuild and regenerate her body after we adopted her at age 6? For the answer, go to our newsletter articles:

Why Fix What Isn't Broken
Why All Rescued Pets Need BAC

Here are the “wholistic” principles Iris taught us. Most of them apply to both pets and people:

  1. Get a second opinion. Each doctor/vet has a different set of skills and experiences.

  2. Never give up. Investigate all your options.

  3. Just because something is not scientifically or independently proven yet (homeopathy, PSP, Stili remedies, Reiki), does not mean it cannot work.

  4. A bigger hammer is not always needed. Some bodies (especially cats and people with chemically sensitive bodies) need a gentler, slower approach.

  5. An absence of symptoms does not mean the condition is in remission and the body is totally healed.

  6. Some conditions require both modern veterinary medicine and natural holistic remedies to achieve a full recovery. With up to 50% of older pets getting cancer (Morris Animal Foundation), think about pet insurance.

  7. Take proactive "wholistic" action before the symptoms show up or blow up. Give all rescued or adopted pets BAC.

We believe cancer is s systemic process in the body. Taking or giving strong drugs, radiation treatment, isolated cancer-specific supplements, Chinese herbs, etc. may help reduce the symptoms (tumor) but one needs to also take a “wholistic” approach and address the systemic or “whole” body causes of the cancer to be totally successful. Click on all the hyperlinks above for more details on our “wholistic” approach with Iris.

Click on the photo above to see Iris play
with her laser mouse. Does this look like
a cat with lymphoma?

If you want a detailed diary of our 5 year "wholistic" care program for Iris, download the following PDF documents:

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