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medically reactive and only
treating the symptoms. Become holistically proactive
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Last year we put our 13-year old cat to sleep because he stopped eating.
Julius had a mass in his intestines and on his kidney. We had been
addressing his digestive issues ever since adoption at age 6. Holistic
vets told us,
symptoms sometimes progress into intestinal
lymphoma cancer later
in life. The following are the hard holistic lessons we learned. The
same holistic principles discussed below apply to both people and pets.
Many clients come to us after spending thousands of dollars
drugs and prescription diets and their pet still has digestive issues.
They use our holistic products, get a certain amount of success and then
do not want to spend any more money because:
The digestive symptoms seem under control.
The digestive problems are manageable.
Their pet only has flare-ups 1-2 times per month.
Why fix what isn't
They want to decrease the initial beginning amount (that worked to
alleviate symptoms) or they want to switch from the advanced formula to
the core nutrition formula used for health maintenance to save money. By
Western medicine principles, the client may be setting off a time bomb
when their pet becomes a senior and they have to be medically reactive.
By taking proactive holistic steps now, they could possibly
save $10,000 in
veterinary bills and extend the life of their pet by 5-10 years.
Here is one holistic example.
When we adopted Julius he had digestive issues. Coming
organization, he obviously was fed a
dry kibble diet. We also did not know his health history (kitten
environment, vaccination record, previous illnesses). As with
all our pets, we transitioned him to a
raw food diet but Julius took
longer than usual. That should have been our first clue that he would
need extra special digestive tract care the rest of his life, not just
in the beginning (Holistic Lesson #1).
Wanting to be
holistically proactive and not waiting for
symptoms to blow up, we also started Julius on our bio-algae
concentrates product for pets, core nutrition formula
Even though BioPreparation looks like an isolated supplement (green
microalgae powder in a capsule) to be given only when a pet is sick,
BioPreparation's microalgae are actually whole foods. Nature meant all
living things (including humans) to
consume algae. Algae are in the water, soil and on plants. As
one-cell organisms, algae are at the bottom of the food chain. Because
we and our pets drink chlorinated tap water and eat cooked and processed
foods, our diets are void of this natural source of thousands of
over 4,000 live enzymes. So, by giving our pets
ourselves, we are giving back the super nutrition
Nature meant us to
consume every day. However, in retrospect, considering Julius already
had digestive issues, we should have given him the advanced formula with
the most antioxidants, BioPreparation-F3+, instead of the general
nutrition formula used for good health maintenance, BioPreparation-F2+.
Yes, BioPreparation-F3+ cost more but the savings were negated by all
the medical bills later in life and may have extended Julius' life if we
had neutralized or balanced his early digestive issues right from the
start (Holistic Lesson #2) possibly avoiding the intestinal lymphoma.
By 2021, Julius was doing so good he only had occasional digestive
flare-ups. He would vomit up clear liquid in the morning before breakfast
or vomit up food after eating too fast. We could feed him many
prescription flavor diets and limited ingredients foods. He would
occasionally vomit after something too rich for his stomach. Most
importantly, he gained weight so that our holistic vet was not worried
about him anymore. With all these improvements we got complacent and
assumed he was doing so much better we could relax our holistic
digestive protocol and the Chlorambucil and Prednisone drugs that were
working. In order to make him gain more weight, Margaret decided to take
a cooler with cat food to her upstairs office (she does IT network
support from home). In this way, whenever Julius asked for food, she fed
him. This worked, for he shortly gained one pound from this new feeding
protocol. But soon, he would get finicky about what flavor canned food
he would eat and had decreased appetite and energy levels. After
increasing his Chlorambucil, adding new medications and trying different
flavors of limited ingredients prescription food, we finally resorted to
x-rays, ultrasound and blood tests. The results were not good: his
had progressed to advanced intestinal lymphoma, with a mass in his
intestines and on
his kidney. He was too weak to do any kind of surgery for the masses
and all the holistic measures we tried just gave him temporary
improvement. At 13 years old he would not eat much, was rapidly losing
weight and his kidney symptoms were getting acute now. We could tell in
his eyes he was in pain and did not enjoy eating or life anymore. So, we
made the difficult decision to send him over the Rainbow Bridge.
In retrospect, it occurred to us that when Margaret started feeding him
all day long in her home office, she did not have the time to mix in all
Julius' many holistic supplements we were giving. The two most important
ones were our bio-algae concentrates product for pets,
and our polysaccharide/polypeptide product,
Cellular PSP. Both products have
super nutrients so small, they can cross the blood-brain barrier. In
nourishing the glands in the brain, the
HPA (hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal) axis is supported and
balanced to do its job in communicating with the digestive tract to
manufacture the proper amount of Immunoglobulin A (IgA). A deficiency in
IgA may lead to inadequately protecting the gut lining, allergies,
digestive and autoimmune problems. Just based on the external symptoms
of him gaining weight, we thought he was doing fine. Unbeknownst to us,
a mass was growing in his intestines and on his kidney. It seems the
holistic products were benefiting Julius by keeping this degeneration
under control or at least neutralized, without any external symptoms. In
essence, we were holistically nourishing the brain and it was the
body-brain balancing the digestive symptoms and NOT the products. It
was not until we stopped giving most of them (in an effort to feed him
more frequently) that the ramifications surfaced. What we learned is
that an absence of external symptoms does not necessarily mean the body
is void of any degenerative conditions inside (Holistic Lesson #3),
especially when it comes to digestive issues and the IBD >
Hard Holistic Lessons:
If transitioning your pet (or yourself) to a new diet takes longer than
normal, suspect there is an underlying digestive imbalance that you should
"wholistically" address the rest of your pet's (or your) life.
It pays to invest
early in life to alleviate ALL digestive symptoms, in order to
avoid expensive vet bills as a senior when the degeneration has taken over and
it is too late. Be
holistically proactive now, instead of medically reactive later.
An absence of or having the digestive symptoms "under control" or "manageable,"
is NOT a sign to decrease or stop what is working.
External symptoms are NOT
a good indicator of how much degeneration may still be going on inside
the body. The body naturally regenerates every single intestinal cell every six
months. This is assuming no imbalances, no nutritional deficiencies, no genetic
predisposition to digestive disorders and 100% optimum digestive efficiency.
Continue your holistic course of action for at least
6-12 months, without any
recurrence of symptoms, before even considering reducing your holistic measures.
We hope by sharing these lessons, it saves you anguish, money and even
may extend your or your pet's life towards Freedom From Illness.