Dear Fellow Crusaders:
month has come and gone. I pray all of you are safe and
sound. The best news for me is I finished my book and sent
it to my editor in New Zealand. Yea. When we get to the
final product I will let everyone know about it, I promise.
Information will on my book will be published on my website
included my favorite picture from my trip to New Zealand
with this mailing. I call it A leap of Faith for Holistic
Veterinary Medicine. I hope you all enjoy it. Thought for
the day: Never be afraid to try something new. Remember
that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals
built the Titanic.
to share this article that came across my desk and have
you all pay it forward. It is in regard to over vaccination
and it showed up in the Houston
Chronicle. An excellent example of where you guys are
all heading and I am proud that you are sticking to your
guns on this very important subject. I have included the
article about Autism again just to make sure everyone remembers
to pay it forward. This could save a lot of children from
suffering from vaccinosis. Leading
British Autism Doctor Vicitimized 12/22/01 and
a site to support our right of free choice about vaccination.
This research just came out last month on the possible relationship
of cancer to Polio vaccine. SV40,
Polio Vaccine, and Cancer: Now Beyond Coincidence? 4/27/02
Here is another excellent article on the cover up
by the government of Japan on the dangers of MMR vaccines
Here is also the current information on recommendations
for vaccinating cats and dogs. I personally feel that if
you can avoid vaccination, that this is the best way to
go. This is dependent on the fear tolerance of the caregiver
and risk factor to the animal based on the environmental
risks in their area. Here
is an excellent site for understanding about the antibody
theory of vaccinations This helps you to better understand
the fallacy of tittering and true immunity evaluation.
I have some exciting
news to share with all of you. Gemmotherapy! I have included
a website for you to get up to speed on it. This is a modality
invented by the French over 20 years ago. I have been aware
of it for that length of time but had not done anything
with it because of the difficulty of getting in the United
States. It is now available and has FDA approval for its
use. To learn more about it go to I have been using
this form of therapy on my good friend Mia, a 15 year old
Chow who doesn't like male veterinarians but loves me. Lucky
me because without her trust we couldn't have lasted over
two years working together. She was supposed to die over
two years ago according to the specialists. Wrong. Healthier
than ever but it took a lot of hard work. Her congestive
heart failure is no more and her chronic respiratory disease
is a thing of the past. We feel that the Gemmotherapy was
an important part of her being able to make the miraculous
recovery she has been blessed with. I will be sharing more
about this after my next lecture in LA with Dr. Marcus Greaves,
MD, an expert in this field, in the up coming months.
I had a very interesting
experience with the essential
oil Frankincense this past month. I had a new patient
with a large tumor on her leg that she was considering having
a surgeon remove. She consulted with me as to what her alternatives
were to surgery. As part of her treatment protocol, I had
her use a dilution of Frankincense 30 drops to an ounce
of water and massage a few drops daily to the tumor. Within
a month the tumor had decreased in size by 50%. The beauty
of Frankincense is that it is antifungal, antitumoral, antibacterial
and antiviral. This is an excellent oil to use on any growth
or compromised immune system.
Since we are in flea season,
everyone panics because of their fear of the fleas attaching
their pets. Wrong. The only reason fleas infest an animal
is because of the animal's susceptibility to the flea. A
healthy animal will naturally repel the flea. Believe it
or not you do not need Advantage, Spoton, Frontline,etc
to keep your pet flea free. Kathleen
Dudley's article in the Whole Dog Journal Are "Spot-On"
Flea Killers Safe? is an excellent source of information
on why we should all be concerned about these products.
Not only for the safety of our friends the animals but our
children and ourselves. Here is an article I wrote on fleas
to share with all who will listen.
Natural Flea Control : Dr. Stephen Blake
This message comes from the
flea capital of the United States, San Diego. I have been
here for 29 years and have had to become a flea expert to
avoid the uses of chemicals which nearly killed me over
20 years ago ;(
First of all when you are having
a flea problem, there are two factors that are most responsible
for them getting a foot hold in your homes.
The first of these
is the immune factor. An animal that is healthy will naturally
repel parasites and they will seek greener pastures.
Feeding a natural diet and no vaccines are good ideas but
there are other considerations. Hereditary or miasmatic
conditions are common in 90%+ of all domestic animals. I
would first look at them from a homeopathic evaluation and
try to determine if there is any sign of chronic disease.
If there were symptoms I would prescribe accordingly. Simple
nutritional supplements which will help to maximize their
immune systems would be bovine
colostrum more information at my
website. This may also help with the tapeworms but to
be honest with you all these little guys can be difficult
to get rid of. One product that I have heard has cleared
many of my patients is (Parastat 1-800-370-3447) herbal
wormer for all internal parasites.
The second part of the puzzle
is the environment. If the energy of the home has any disharmony
in it, (nothing personal) but this can weaken the immune
system also. Make sure everyone is as content as they can
be and open with each other so the animals do not stress
over their over concern for you. I often have my clients
make a mixture of the following Bach flowers and spray it
around the house to help Detox negative energy from the
environment. Walnut, Crabapple, Holly, Wildrose and Wildoat.
The fact that fleas spend 95% of their life on the host
means that cleaning them up will rid you of the majority
of your problems. Bathing with any natural shampoo that
kills them on contact due its saponification properties
should work. I have used natural dish soap and found it
to kill them as well as anything. I have the owners follow
up with a Frankincense/Eucalyptus
rinse consisting of one drop Frankincense and one drop of
Eucalyptus per ounce of water and spraying this on the dogs
after they are dried off. You can also spray them with this
any time they are going into an area that is flea infested
to help repel the fleas. I have found that if you steam
clean or rent a rug doctor and clean with Simple Green (You
may want to try this on carpet out of sight so that just
in case it discolors your carpet you will not be mad at
me;) you will kill all of the adult fleas immediately. When
the carpets are completely dry, put a mixture of 1 part
Borax salts to 3 parts Salt and rake it into all carpeted
areas of the house. Leave for a week and then vacuum as
you would do normally. This treatment will last years from
Good luck and remember "No
wolf ever went to a chemical plant for a flea repellent!"
Dr Stephen Blake.
Good news about the stopping of the drilling in Alaska.
Here is a website that lists how your elected officials
voted on this very important piece of legislation Environmental
Defense Action Network. I have included a great
site for making your word heard by our elected officials
in Washington. All of us should have one common goal in
mind when we think of the environment. We are the caretakers
of the environment our children and grandchildren will inherit
from our actions. Help
End Environmental Setbacks!
Take the time to join and pay it forward.
Special Health Advisory on Immunity and Aging:
New Discovery on the Chinese Wolfberry
- D. Gary Young - May 15, 1998
I have shared with you guys
about Berry Young Juice, which is an excellent source of
Chinese Wolfberry. While I was in New Zealand I was without
this amazing nutrient for over 3 weeks time. I noticed as
the time passed my energy levels were not as good and my
hair started to become gray. I know you guys are going to
say it was because of the BUNGEE JUMPING but that was toooooo
much fun to cause this to happen. Since I have been back
home for 6 weeks and on my Berry Young Juice, my hair has
gotten darker again and my energy is much stronger. To learn
more about this amazing berry go to my website on oils
and learn more about it. Here is some good information
on Wolfberry Written by Dr. Young for you to read and share.
Special Health Advisory on Immunity and Aging:
New Discovery on the Chinese Wolfberry
- D. Gary Young - May 15, 1998 Why do people living in the
West Elbow Plateau inner Mongolia have a life expectancy
is well over 100 years? The story began five years ago when
Professor Chao visited me at our Riverton office. He was
on the specialty teaching and information gathering assignment
from the Natural Science University in Beijing, China. He
had heard of the central oils and was fascinated by their
As we started discussing the medical properties of the central
oils, to Tony over another powerful but an uncle that have
been used for centuries in inner Mongolia lead had only
recently been researched. It was called in the Chinese Wolfberry
(also known by its Latin name, Lycium Barbarum, or colloquial
name, "goji berry"). the people who consumed this
fruit apparently lived free of common diseases like arthritis,
cancer in and it diabetes. Moreover, their life expectancy
has reached over 100 years.
Both the Wolfberry and ginseng have been highly regarded
for centuries as the foremost in nutritional and therapeutic
plants in China. In fact, the Chinese hold a strong belief
that human life might be extended significantly by using
either of these herbs for an extended period of time. Unfortunately,
ginseng is considered too strong for continuous use, and
large amounts may not be suitable for people with high blood
pressure or heart disease. On the other hand, the Wolfberry
is much milder, with no known risk from continuous use.
The Chinese Wolfberry contains 500 Times More Vitamin C
than seen than Oranges!
In 1988, the Beijing Nutrition Research Institute conducted
detailed chemical analysis and nutritional composition studies
of the dried Wolfberry fruit. What they discovered was stunning.
The Wolfberry contain over 18 amino acids (that is six times
higher in proportion than bee pollen), 21 trace minerals,
more beta carotene than carrots and an astonishing 500 times
more vitamin C by weight than oranges. It is also packed
with vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin B6 and vitamin E.
Perhaps this is why the Chinese have traditionally attributed
so many benefits to the Wolfberry, claiming it protects
liver function, replenishes vital essences, improves the
visual acuity, and lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.
The Wolfberry was also said to strengthen muscles and bones,
stimulate the heart and work as an aide to treat diabetes
and impotence. The big question was: Could these results
be substantiated in controlled studies using modern chemical
Two Amazing Modern Studies
From July 1982 to January 1984, the Ningxia Institute of
Drug Inspection conducted a pharmacological experiment using
multi-index screening (register number 870303), their conclusion
The fruits and pedicels of Wolfberry were effective in increasing
white blood cells, protecting the liver and relieving hypertension.
The alcoholic extract of Wolfberry fruits inhibited tumor
growth in mice by 50%, and the protein of Wolfberry displayed
an insulin like action that was effective in promoting fat
decomposition and reducing blood sugar.
Another clinical experiment by the Ningxia Institute (Register
Number 879306, October 1982 to May 1985) studied the effects
of Wolfberry on the immune, physiological and biochemical
indexes of the blood of aged volunteers. The results were
amazing, indicating that the Wolfberry caused the blood
of older people to noticeably revert to a younger state.
Can the Wolfberry Boost Immune Function?
According to a report of the State Scientific and Technological
Commission of China, the Wolfberry contains compounds known
as Lycium polysaccharides, which appeared to be highly effective
in promoting immunity. These results were validated in a
number of clinical trials.
In one study on a a group of cancer patients, the Wolfberry
triggered an increase in both lymphocyte transformation
rate and white blood cell count (measures of immune function).
Unhealthy levels of titer of serum antibodies have long
been associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known
as Epstein Bar). Does this mean that Wolfberry could be
used as a weapon against Epstein Bar? The possibilities
In another study, consumption of Wolfberry lead to a strengthening
of immunoglobulin A levels (an index of Immune function).
Because the declining immunoglobulin A is one of the signs
of aging, an increase in these levels suggests that the
Wolfberry may enable injured DNA to their repair itself
and ward off tissue degeneration.
Is the Wolfberry a Powerful Antioxidant?
As we grow older, the levels of lipid peroxide in our blood
increase, while levels of health protecting antioxidants,
like super oxide the Dismutase (SOD), decrease. In a clinical
study of people who consumed doses of Wolfberry, SOD in
the blood increased by a remarkable 40% while hemoglobin
increased by 12%. Even better, lipid peroxide levels dropped
by a whopping 65%.
Does the Wolfberry Protect Eyesight?
A test was conducted on the effects of Wolfberry on eyesight.
27 people were tested and showed the a dramatic improvement
in both dark adaptation and vitamin A and carotene content
of their serum (measures over eyesight acuity).
It also contains a high
concentration of the branched-chain amino acid L-leucine,
Leucine is an essential amino acid that we do not make in
our bodies, so we can only get it from our diet. Is present
in small quantities in both plant and animal food and is
a natural component of sort breast milk.
But Leucine is regarded as more than just an essential amino
acid: It also supports the immune function, burns fat and
builds muscle. How? because Leucine forms on the building
block of every unique compound called HMB (Bet-Hydorxy beta-methylbutyrate).
Through its phenylpopanoid activity, the Wolfberry helps
convert Leucine into HMB.
What makes HMB such a breakthrough in health maintenance?
According to noted researcher, Richard Passwater, Ph.D.,
HMB showed that it lowered the total and LDL cholesterol
levels in blood and helped strengthen the Immune System
while building muscles and burning body fat. This news is
certainly of interest to body builders and other athletes,
but it may also become of interest to cancer, AIDS and muscular
This is my last comment for this month. Are
the testing we are doing for cancer doing any good or are
they causing HARM? Here is a recent article on Mammograms
Panel Cites Doubts on Mammogram's Worth 2/16/02
that will open your eyes to the high levels of S. W. A.
G. associated with mammograms. To Pap Smear or not
to Pap Smear that is the question. Read this and make your
own mind up. CDC
Says Annual Pap Smears May Do More Harm Than Good 12/3/00.
All of this information is
not to make you frustrated but to open your minds so you
will be able to make choices in how you and your pets live
your lives. When you feel fear entering your day, remember
this quote and feel it in your heart. "When Fear knocks
at my door, I ask Faith to help me open it and when we open
it together, no one is there!" Dr. Stephen Blake
Make today a great day.
Dr Stephen Blake