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Freedom From Illness:
Optimum Choices

December 2016—Wholistic Tip of the Month
Welcome to the monthly Freedom From Illness wholistic tips 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.


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December Sale
Pet Food Recalls
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Seasons Greetings to All

Santa Dog
Optimum Choices' winter mascot—Santa Dog.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Eid ul-Fitr or the Winter Solstice, we wish you and your family special holiday greetings.

Free e-Book

In the spirit of giving, from now through December 31, 2016, 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).


December Sale

Discount Code=SNOW5

As most of the country is experiencing a drought condition, we hope for above average snowfall for these regions. From now until next month's e-newsletter is published, get a 5% discount off your entire order. Enter "SNOW5" (the word "SNOW" and the number "5" 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 center table. Then click the appropriate year and subsequent month buttons to view our current month's e-newsletter and "secret" discount code.

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.

Freedom From Illness Project

If you or a family member (including furry children) have experienced amazing benefits from our holistic products and expertise, please consider paying-it-forward by helping us holistically educate more people and save more pets. Please click on our photo below or go to this link:


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. For the latest recalls, go to:

Dog Food Recalls or FDA website

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




What do all the above conditions have in common? Our 15 year old cat, Iris, had one or more of them in five separate Iris eating her grassepisodes in the last 6 years. You may have read past newsletter articles about her. On Thursday, Dec. 15, she finally succumbed after a brief illness. This short wholistic tip of the month will be a brief summary of her last episode. Russell will write more about all the holistic lessons she taught us when he feels ready. Right now Russell's (mTBI) brain is still numb and in shock.

Two weeks ago Iris stopped eating and began hiding. From past experience, we knew to take her immediately to the vet, rather than wait and hope she would improve. When the initial pain and anti-nausea medications did not work over the weekend, we did an abdominal ultrasound first thing Monday morning. That is when she was diagnosed with severe pancreatitis and triaditis (inflammation of the small intestines, pancreas and liver). After 2 days of hospitalization, she was stable enough to have an e-tube inserted into her esophagus for feeding. After another day of hospitalization to recover, we brought her home. The first couple of days at home, we were encouraged when Iris licked up some bites of canned food and scratched happily on the scratching post. She also purred loudly when fed through the tube and asked for more pets during the day. But after those first couple of days, she Iris in cat enclosure on porchwent downhill. She starting hiding again, drooling (indicating nausea) and would not eat any food on her own. While tube-feeding her on Thursday night she refused more food and jumped down to just sit in her litter box—clearly in pain, wanting to "eliminate" her discomfort. She then got out and sat on the floor shifting her weight from side to side. Then she developed labored breathing. At this point, Margaret took her to the emergency vet where x-rays showed she had fluid in her lungs and likely congestive heart failure (CHF). They put her in an oxygen cage and gave her a diuretic. We decided to hospitalize her at least for one day to see if she would respond to treatment. The vet felt she could be stabilized with a day or two of hospitalization and then receive ongoing treatment for CHF. Unfortunately, she took a turn for the worst before Margaret left the hospital and passed away. All the above happened within 4 hours.

The following are the newsletter articles we wrote on Iris’ journey with IBD, lymphoma, pancreatitis and triaditis:

  1. Dec. 2011: Do Not Give Up: Get a Second Opinion

  2. Sept. 2012: Pets Teach Us Lessons

  3. Dec. 2013: You Know Your Pet Best

  4. December 2015: Lymphoma—Never Give Up

If your pet has any of the above health conditions, the best tips we can give right now are as follows:

  1. Iris in marigoldsDo not give up.

  2. Get a second opinion.

  3. Try all the holistic options you can afford.

  4. DO NOT decrease any holistic option (whole food products, isolated supplements, holistic treatment, etc.) just because the symptoms are gone.

Thank you, Iris, for sharing your life with us and teaching us many holistic lessons for pets and ourselves.

Iris in her grass Iris with catnip cigar
Iris in her grass. Video of Iris with catnip cigar.



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 Russell, Margaret & MikkiMikki at Great Salt lake


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