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November 2003

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Oil of the Month
BioSuperfood for Animals
Upcoming Classes
Book of the Month
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Oil of the Month

Essential Oils for Whiplash
by Russell Louie

I recently had my third auto accident in six years. In addition to the soreness and headaches from the whiplash, I also experienced soreness, achy muscles and fatigue from the intense—but very beneficial—bodywork I was undergoing. As an Aromatherapist, I decided to put my practice to use. The following is my essential oil treatment plan to avoid sore achy muscles from the auto accident and subsequent bodywork or physical therapy:

Immediately after any bodywork or physical therapy, I apply the essential oil blends of Relieve It™, PanAway™, and Aroma Siez™ topically. In the evening, I take a hot bath with Epsom Salt and essential oils. Because the oils and water do not mix well I always mix my essential oils in a bath gel base first. This emulsifies the oils, makes the oil droplets smaller and suspends them in the water. I apply the bath gel mixture directly to the sore areas of my body before I get into the bath.

In addition to the above oil blends, I might add lemongrass (for ligaments), basil (muscle spasms and inflammation), cypress (circulation), lavender (relaxation) and Idaho Balsam Fir (sore muscles) according to my needs at that moment. On exiting the bath, I stand up slowly to maximize the oil that clings to my skin and pat myself dry with a towel to leave as much of the essential oils on my skin as possible.

For headaches, I use Relieve It™, PanAway™, Aroma Siez™, and Idaho Balsam Fir applied topically.

Note: The trademarked oil blends named are made by Young Living Essential Oils. For more information on essential oils, see: http://www.OptimumChoices.com/essential_oils.htm.

BioSuperfood for Animals

Did you know that 40% of dogs will contract cancer during their lifetime? If you have a Golden Retriever, this number rises to an astonishing 63%! We believe the causes of this include feeding our pets commercial pet foods, excessive vaccination, environmental pollution and poor breeding practices (such as puppy mills, the usual source of pet store animals). Cats also have a high cancer rate, though not as high as dogs.

What can you do if your dog is in this 40%? Or if your dog or cat is healthy now, how can you prevent it from becoming a cancer statistic? The foundation of health is good nutrition, so the first thing we would recommend is to work with a holistic vet who promotes feeding fresh raw food to dogs/cats and minimal vaccination. In addition to this, we offer a whole food supplement that was originally developed by a Russian scientist, Dr. Kiriac, to treat cancer in animals. We feed this to our animals and take it ourselves, to help prevent degenerative diseases including cancer.

Dr. Kiriac's research mandate from the government was to find a way to treat cancer. He was also personally motivated to find a treatment since he had lost 7 members of his family to a genetic form of pancreatic cancer. After years of research with all kinds of isolated vitamins and supplements, as well as chlorella, spirulina and other micro algae, he discovered a blend of 4 micro algae that was able to halt cancer in many of the research animals. Unfortunately, this discovery came 2 years too late to save his mother from pancreatic cancer. But all his brothers are alive today after taking this formula for many years.

This special algae blend is unlike any spirulina product you can buy in the store due to the unique combination of 4 algae and the special growing conditions used to optimize the nutrients—it is a true nutraceutical-grade product. This formula was named "BioSuperfood" and just recently became available in this country. BioSuperfood is a proprietary blend of four specific algae that has a synergistic effect not found when taking these algae separately. The synergism of the blend promotes complete assimilation of the food you eat so that you absorb the vitamins and minerals from it and can either reduce or eliminate other supplements. BioSuperfood promotes healing by feeding the brain, which then directs the rest of the body to heal whatever is wrong with it, using the innate intelligence of the body.

Another benefit of BioSuperfood is that it is a whole food supplement, making it safer than most isolated supplements that can be toxic when taken in excess. This also means it is more complete nutritionally. Isolated supplements may be missing other substances found in whole foods that are needed to make it work optimally. For instance, Vitamin C works better when combined with rutin and bioflavonoids contained in whole oranges. Who knows what else is in oranges that is needed to make Vitamin C work optimally that our scientists haven't discovered yet? It makes sense to simply eat the whole food to ensure we have complete nutrition.

Those whole foods that are most nutritionally-dense are called "superfoods". Micro algae, such as found in Biosuperfood, contain more nutrition per ounce than anything you can eat, including bee pollen, the most nutritionally dense land-based food. The nutrients in BioSuperfood include:

  • All required vitamins: A, B1-B12, C, K
  • 4000+ active enzymes
  • All 92 trace elements and more
  • Essential Fatty Acids — Omega 3, 6 and 9, GLA – gamma linoleic acid
  • All essential amino acids plus 10 more
  • All essential minerals: calcium with 80% net assimilation, zinc, sodium, iron, phosphorus, and potassium
  • Phytonutrients

In addition to assisting your animal in dealing with or preventing cancer, results seen with BioSuperfood and animals include:

  • More energy
  • More flexibility
  • Silkier, shinier coat
  • Optimum health
  • Longer life

When we gave BioSuperfood to our elderly cat who was dying of kidney disease, we saw improvement after just 2 days, showing us the power of this supplement. Contact us for more information about how BioSuperfood has helped animals regain their health.

You can order BioSuperfood online here: http://www.OptimumChoices.com/spirulina.htm.

Upcoming Classes

Add Years To Your Pet's Life With Natural Pet Care

Saturday, November 15, 10:00-2:00

Panera Bread, Grant & 13th Avenue, Denver, CO

This workshop will show pet owners how they can play an active role in extending the life expectancy of their pets through optimum nutrition and complementary wellness therapies. We will present many natural options for pet owners including the raw foods diet concept, natural shampoos, aromatherapy, Reiki, Bach Flower remedies, and canine massage. Participants are invited to bring their pet food package labels for a free analysis and to receive recommendations for necessary diet modifications.

The cost is $22 per person with advance registration through November 9 and the price includes lunch (the price is $27 after November 9). A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Table Mountain Animal Center in Golden.

Add Years to Your Pet’s Life will cover topics on how to:

  • Design an optimum nutrition program for your pets
  • Avoid the dangers of today’s pet fast-food diets
  • Properly read pet food package labels
  • Boost your pet’s immune system
  • Wash coats and treat wounds with natural shampoos and ointments
  • Improve your pet’s health with massage, Reiki and flower remedies

To register, contact Optimum Choices at (303) 271-1649 or Russell@OptimumChoices.com.

Beyond Aromatherapy — The Wonderful World of Essential Oils

Saturday, November 22, 12:00-3:00 PM    $20 through Nov. 15 ($25 after)

Journey Books & Gifts, Lakewood, CO

Essential oils have been around since the beginning of recorded history. Ancient Egyptians used essential oils for medicinal purposes and to cleanse the emotional body. Come join us as we rediscover the therapeutic value of essential oils. The class will include hands on use of oils for physical conditions, emotional release and clearing mental blocks for a fully integrated mind, body and spirit.

Call Journey Books at 303-239-0382 to register.

Living the Ancient Tao in a Modern World

Saturday, December 6, 12:00-5:00 PM    $65 by Nov. 26 ($75 after)

Journey Books & Gifts, Lakewood, CO

Could you be good at playing tennis without ever using a backhand stroke? Would you like to have double the amount of options in figuring out a problem at work? Would you like to go through life without ever being disappointed? Answers to these questions can be found in this ancient Eastern philosophy of life. Students will be introduced to the Tao with a comparison between today’s modern Western ways of life. Readings will be done from the Tao Te Ching. Emphasis will be on how to make this ancient Taoist knowledge practical in every day life including the corporate world. Come discover the Universal Truths inherent in all religions and spiritual practices. Come learn the basis for most metaphysical principles and see how the new age thought is not so “new.”

Call Journey Books at 303-239-0382 to register.


Book of the Month


Raw Meaty Bones Promote Health by Tom Lonsdale
ISBN: 0646396242

Click picture to order from Dogwise

This is an eye opening book on the dangers of commercial pet foods to our pets' health and the resistance of the veterinary industry to admitting this. We can't improve on the book's description on Amazon.com, as follows:

A graduate of the Royal Veterinary College in London, Dr. Lonsdale has spent the last ten years campaigning to get the good-health message across to veterinarians and pet owners. In his new book Raw Meaty Bones he explains the advantages of feeding pets a more natural diet. When puppies and kittens under his care grew to be adults suffering degenerative disease and showing signs of premature aging, Tom started to take notice. ‘At first I couldn’t understand it’ says Tom. ‘These animals were getting a modern diet and what I believed was the highest possible standards of care and yet were still developing ‘dog-breath’ accompanied by sore and bleeding gums and rotting teeth’. He began to suspect that he, and most other vets, were probably treating the symptoms rather than tackling the underlying problem.

In fact, more than 75% of domestic pets over the age of three years suffer from periodontal disease (rotten teeth and gums). This can lead to other debilitating, even life-threatening diseases affecting the heart, kidneys and immune system. Irritating skin diseases and behavioral problems—reasons many owners consult their vet—are often due to the canned and dry pet foods.

For the price of a 15 minute consultation with your vet Raw Meaty Bones Promote Health provides hours of reading pleasure. In 391 easy-to-read pages you can discover masses of information not available in whole libraries of veterinary textbooks. If you are a pet owner this book will likely be one of the best investments that you have ever made. Big savings in vet bills and feed bills are likely to be measurable benefits.

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