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April 2009, News from Optimum Choices, LLC
Welcome to the monthly e-newsletter from Russell Louie and Margaret Auld-Louie at Optimum Choices. This newsletter is sent to the friends and customers of Russell & Margaret as well as people who signed up for a drawing at our booth at a fair or event. If you wish to unsubscribe, see the bottom of this e-mail for instructions. To receive this newsletter in your e-mail, click here.
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Holistic Approach to a Deadly Condition—IMHA
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April Sale

Economic $timulus $ale

BSF-f2 Starter PackWe are starting to see signs of recovery. Our monthly sales are back up to pre-October 2008 levels (prior to the corporate bailouts). Our UPS shipper said they are the busiest ever (since last Christmas). We will continue until May 31 our very popular Economic $timulus $ale to help you stay on the holistic path and see you through these uncertain economic times. Do not delay. This sale may end permanently after May 31.

BioPreparation-F3+ Starter PackBuy any Starter Pack (three bottles of the same product, same formula) and get 45% off the third bottle.  For a limited time, type in "ESS45%" in our shopping cart (in the Special Instructions box on the second page) or mention it in your phone order or e-mail. Your discount will not show up in the shopping cart total but will be taken before your credit card is charged. This sale is only offered to our customers who read our monthly e-newsletter and not available to the general public. Sale may be discontinued at any time without further notice. This is our way of saying thank you to our clients for their loyalty and please don't neglect your health in these "interesting times".


Current News



New Look!, New Label!
Same Great Holistic Product

BioPreparation f2+ & f3+

Very soon the new look labels on BioPreparation will start to be shipped. They match the new BioSuperfood labels you have been seeing since last fall. Same revolutionary holistic formula, same great animal benefits, same price, just a new look.


Awakening the Genius Within
New BAC (Bio-Algae Concentrates) Book Published

A newly revised edition of the former Bio-Algae Concentrates book has been released. It has been updated with two recent animal studies. One study done in 2004, on the Alain Forget Dairy Farm located in Laval, Quebec, evaluated BAC in regards to a set of productivity markers for 22 dairy cows. Awakening the Genius WithinA summary of results are as follows:

  • Increased milk production by 30%
  • Augmentation of butter fat and protein by 8.5-9.1%
  • Increased longevity

The study's conclusion was the brain's hypothalamus-pituitary axis, which regulates metabolism, brought about a positive impact on the entire endocrine and central nervous systems to accomplish these feats. How does this effect your pet if you do not have Holstein cows? Think HOLISTICALLY! If you are a breeder or have (or will have) a pregnant pet, the mother's milk will be richer (e.g., more GLAs) and the offspring will grow larger from this increased nutrition in the milk. An improved endocrine-immune system in the mother, also means an improved endocrine-immune system in the offspring yielding a greater survival rate (e.g., less respiratory infections at birth) and improved immunity later (less vet bills) on in life. For a real life testimonial from an Alaskan Malamute breeder see Breeder Whelped Larger Litter.

Additional pet testimonials on hermangiosarcoma, chronic renal failure (CRF) and lymphoma sarcoma are also included in this newly BAC revised book.

We believe so much in the holistic potential of Bio-Algae Concentrates that we include a free Awakening the Genius Within book in every new customer order. If you are an existing customer, who already has gotten the previous Bio-Algae Concentrates: The Michael Kiriac Story book and would like this newer edition, please let us know. Simply ask us nicely in the Special Instructions box on the second page of our Shopping Cart in your next order and we will include a copy absolutely FREE. Additional copies can be purchased at a reduced price for existing customers.


The Dog Doctor Radio Show
Denver Dog DoctorThe Dog Doctor is hosted by well respected canine behaviorist Dr. Robert Forto and is presented by Denver Dog Works in Colorado. Dr. Forto has 19 years of experience in training dogs with behavior problems, work with Margaret massages Mikkiservice dogs and as a professional musher.

The Dog Doctor show will demonstrate through guests, call-ins and discussions the ways to establish a balanced relationship with your dog in canine training, sports and working dogs.

Original Air Date: 4/25/2009 9:30 AM
Description (501306): This episode of the Dog Doctor show will talk about canine massage and holistic alternatives. As a musher and canine sports trainer, Dr. Forto understands the need for properRadio show MP3 treatment and conditioning of dogs before, during and after sports for continued success. Dr. Forto interviews Russell Louie on the importance of nutrition in dogs, why dogs need canine massage and how proper nutrition can help aggressive and fearful dogs and improve dog's behavior. Click on the microphone at the right to listen or download this radio show. Or go to Robert's BlogTalkRadio page.



BAC (Bio-Algae Concentrates) Academy—
Four Part Teleconference Series

Continuing telephone series on the culmination of cellular nutrition and the science of Bio-Algae Concentrates (BAC) with Roland Thomas, B.Sc., N.D. and his guests Dr. Michael Kiriac, Ph.D., N.D., Rodika Kiriac, B.Sc., N.D. and Russell Louie, B.S. Eng., R.M.

Tuesday April 28 - Part III of IV - Usages, Guidelines, and Benefits

BAC, a pure holistic concept, yet a proven scientific approach to health. Explore BAC's potential for yourself or other — Learn how to take charge of your health, and how you can help others do the same with this extraordinary simple system. Sample cases will be presented for discussion.

Tuesday May 5 - Part IV of IV - Holistic Approach to a Deadly Disease—IMHA with Russell Louie, B.S. Eng., R.M.

BioPreparationThis conference will be with guest Russell Louie of Optimum Choices. Mr. Louie will share with you an exiting development with a case study involving more than 70 dogs. Even if your dog does not have IMHA, Russell will connect the relevancy of lessons learned with ALL symptoms of disease. Here are a few examples of the questions that will be covered:

BioPreparationNOTE: During these sessions there will be time for questions and answers -
You may send questions in advance to Roland@BioAge.com.

Don't miss these seminars that will increase your knowledge of cellular nutrition, and BAC. Gain confidence in its usage for optimum cellular nutrition resulting in increased vitality and health.

FREE Teleconference Access Details:
8:30PM to 9:30PM - Eastern Time
7:30PM to 8:30PM - Central Time
6:30PM to 7:30PM - Mountain Time
5:30PM to 6:30PM - Pacific Time
Conference Telephone No.: (402) 237-2015
Conference Access PIN: 788363#


To further acquaint yourself with Bio-Algae Concentrates (BAC) and optimum cellular nutrition read the e-Book entitled The Magic of Bio-Algae Concentrates (free upon request) or go to the website for a draft version of the new book: The Magic is BAC


New: The conferences are now being recorded and can be made available at a later time for listening.






MAY 18, 2009

Awakening the Genius Within
A Quantum Leap in Holistic Cellular Nutrition
An Alternative to Supplementation

Seminar in Denver, CO

Bio-Algae Concentrates (BAC), with over 20,000 person years of Russian research, fulfill the promise of Optimum Cellular Nutrition! The culmination of cellular nutrition, these bio-algae concentrates are 100 years ahead of their time! Dr. Kiriac, Dr. Thomas and Mr. Louie will share with you, step by step, how this quantum leap in holistic cellular nutrition was researched, proven and applied with humans and animals for over 30 years. There will be time to speak on site with Dr. Kiriac, Dr. Thomas and Mr. Louie.

New book signing following the presentation: "Awakening the Genius Within"

Dr Michael KiriacFront Range Community College — College Hill Library
3705 West 112th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031
(at the west end of Front Range Community College)

Monday, May 18th from 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM

Mark your calendar to attend an open lecture with Michael Kiriac, Roland Thomas, and Russell Louie Dr Roland Thomas

Registration fees: $10.00 before May 15th - $20 at the door
(Material and new book included)

Limited seating, to assure your seat and booklet, register by phone,
call Linda or Roland at 303-683-8113

Or to register online, $10.00 US (before May 15th), click: Denver Seminar Registration


More information at: Food for Thought Seminars

Russell Louie
After this seminar you'll understand how the "genius within" restores homeostasis and supports more efficient cellular regeneration. You will know more about cellular nutrition then most physicians and even naturopaths with advanced degree. With the proven facts and many examples, you will have the knowledge and resulting confidence to use this "new" age principle of "let thy micro food be thy medicine" for yourself, your loved ones or your clients.



Holistic Approach to a Deadly Condition—IMHA
by Russell Louie

The purpose of this article is not to introduce a “cure” for any one particular condition but to introduce a new paradigm in holistic pet care. I have chosen a deadly disease, Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) or Auto-Immune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA) as an example. The Morris Animal Foundation states:

  • 50% of dogs diagnosed with this disease die within two weeks of diagnosis
  • IMHA dogs have nearly an 80% mortality rate

I hope no reader has ever had to face this devastating condition. For simplicity, henceforth, Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) and Auto-Immune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA) will be collectively referred to as IMHA. The holistic principles discussed in this article apply to all symptoms and any health condition, not just IMHA.

With IMHA, red blood cells are not manufactured at the bone marrow level, requiring frequent blood transfusions to keep the dog’s hematocrit level (HCT) in the normal range (40-45). In addition, the body’s own immune system is seemingly attacking itself by destroying the remaining good red blood cells thus lowering the blood cell count. Prednisone, prednisolone, cyclosporine and azathioprine are the most commonly prescribed drugs. While these drugs do suppress the body’s immune system from attacking itself, they do nothing to regenerate the red blood cells that are being destroyed, resulting in degenerative anemia.

Typical allopathic research for IMHA focuses on how to stop the body from destroying its own red blood cells and how to stimulate new red blood cells at the bone marrow level. While both treatments are needed to handle the acute symptoms in order to save a dog’s life, is this the ultimate answer? Do scientists really know all the nutrients, organs, glands and processes involved in producing red blood cells? Is it really a foreign invader stopping the body from producing red blood cells? From my holistic perspective, we don’t need these answers.

Back to Basics
Nature has dictated what nutrients are needed to manufacture red blood cells. Nature has also given the necessary knowledge to the body’s glands and organs and encoded this knowledge in their cell’s DNA. So, why not holistically support the body’s natural process of manufacturing red blood cells by supplying super nutrition to wake up the brain and balance all the glands and organs, then let the body’s own natural ability to heal take over? One can do this, not with supplements that mostly treat symptoms, specific glands and organs but with whole food products that nourish the whole body.

The following are based on my research, experiences helping with IMHA and observations based on 57 years of holistic living experience. This is not meant to replace or substitute for proper veterinary care.

Bio-Algae Concentrates (BAC)
During the 1970’s in the former U.S.S.R., their chicken, pig, cow and mink populations (all cash crops)Dr Michael Kiriac were beset with a cancer epidemic. In 1973, Dr. Michael Kiriac was tasked by the Moldova Academy of Sciences to research a nutritional way to prevent cancer in animals. Current research at that time pointed to the promise of algae, as a nutritional tool in preventing cancer. Out of the 25,000+ species of algae on Earth, he chose more than 1,000 different species to research. Bio-algae concentrates (BAC) is the generic name given to the research algae mixture that Dr. Michael Kiriac used on mice, rats, chicken, rabbits, mink, pigs, cow and other livestock. After 20 years of research he discovered the following BAC benefits:

  1. 50% of diseased chickens (including Marek disease, a type of cancer) were put back into production
  2. Ability to raise disease-free (including cancer) chickens without the use of antibiotics and hormones
  3. 20% overall productivity increase in chickenschickens
  4. 21% increased weight of chickens
  5. Increased strength of eggshell and larger eggs
  6. Better tasting eggs and meat
  7. Prevention of cancer in rabbits
  8. Shinier and longer fur in rabbits
  9. Increased survival rate of newborns
  10. Increased fertility—larger litters
  11. Calmer moods
  12. Prevention of viral and bacterial infections—overall healthier animals
  13. Dangerously low white blood cell counts (due to leukemia) was increased
  14. Regeneration of bone marrow, blood, spinal fluids and liver cells

It is this ability of BAC to regenerate bone marrow and blood cells that is most relevant to IMHA. Dr. Kiriac found research by Chinese scientists documenting that phycocyanin stimulates hematopoesis (creation of blood), emulating the hormone erythropoetin (EPO). EPO is produced by healthy kidneys and regulates bone marrow stem cell production of red blood cells. They claim phycocyanin regulated white blood cell production, even when bone marrow stem cells are damaged by toxic chemicals or radiation.1

Chlorophyll is sometimes called “green blood” because of its similarity to the hemoglobin molecule found in human blood cells. In fact, both are constructed of almost identical molecular structure called pyrrole rings, and both substances are chemically known as “porphyrin pigments” by scientists. The difference is that chlorophyll contains a magnesium ion at its core, while hemoglobin contains an iron molecule. Magnesium imparts a green color to the chlorophyll molecule and is involved in synthesis of other materials, while iron gives hemoglobin a red coloration and changes the function of the porphyrin molecule to respiration and breakdown of materials. There are many reasons why cereal grass and other dark green plants can be considered “blood-building” foods. The vitamins and minerals in cereal grass are essential to the synthesis and function of the components of healthy blood. It does appear, however, that small amounts of the digestive products of chlorophyll may stimulate the synthesis of either heme or globin or both in animals and humans.

IMHA Experiences
Since 2003, we have dealt with over 125 cases of IMHA. We used a whole food product, bio-algae concentrates, containing the same four microalgae in Dr. Kiriac’s bio-algae concentrates (BAC) formula. One dog, due to have her puppies, fell over and got very weak for 3 days. The owner took her dog to the vet and she was diagnosed with anemia. Her blood count (HCT) was only 13 (40-45 is normal) and she lost her puppies. They gave her a blood transfusion and took her back a week later for a hysterectomy, because the vet diagnosed a bad infection. About 10 days after the operation, she fell over again, her blood count (HCT) was down to 8 and they gave the dog another transfusion. While the dog was there, they did a bone marrow biopsy and found no red blood cells were being made. After 4 days, and $7500 later, the vet diagnosed Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA)—Red Blood Cell Aplasia. The vet said the blood count was up to 14 but the dog could not go home and would probably die there. At that point the dog was on 7 different immune suppressants. The dog was bloated and had no strength or energy. She could not even go down the stairs by herself. The dog was slowly weaned off all drugs but the Prednisone. She started to act a little better but they still could not get her blood count above 17. Her liver was enlarged and her body was full of fluids.

CaliFortunately, the owner started using a nutritional whole food product, bio-algae concentrates, along with a natural diet of chicken or beef, rice and carrots mixed with seaweed, garlic, acidophilus, and flax seed oil. The dog slowly recovered and is still doing great today: full of energy, running up and down the Colorado mountains, eating well and her gums are pinker than ever. It has been 5 years now since her IMHA diagnosis and Cali is still alive running up our Colorado mountains.

Another dog with IMHA needed CPR because he collapsed and his heart stopped. They were able to revive him and gave him his tenth blood transfusion for IMHA. His lowest HCT was about 8. They gave him bio-algae concentrates and he responded wonderfully. He began drinking water almost immediately. His HCT level remained stable at 32, when in the past it had been no higher than 16, even with blood transfusions. He was discharged from the hospital after 10 days. The dog’s HCT returned into the normal range at 45. He is still on the immune suppressants and steroids but they are working on weaning him off these medications.

IMHA Solution?
Out of the 125+ IMHA cases we have dealt with, at least 65% are still alive. I suspect a number of the remaining cases are still alive but unfortunately, most people treat whole food products just like supplements, in that they only give them as long as their pet has symptoms. When the pet totally recovers, they discontinue the product and never get back with us. To respect the privacy of the guardians and sensitivity of the subject, we have not followed up.

How did a nutritional whole food product accomplish all this?—it did not. Bio-algae concentrates contains four microalgae, that synergistically supplies super nutrients to the body at the cellular level (microalgae are one-celled organisms) rather than trying to “fix” the red blood cells, bone marrow and immune system with a specific drug or a supplement. Bio-algae concentrates simply supplied the body with the super nutrients of Vitamin A, B-complex, C, D, E and K, essential fatty acids of Omega 3, Omega 6, Omega 9, Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA content is similar to early mother’s milk), Alpha-Linolenic Acids (ALAs), Dihomogamma-Linolenic Acid (DGLA), Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and more fatty acids, over 4,000 enzymes, 10 essential amino acids plus 10 more, all known trace minerals and elements, phytonutrients and thousands of other nutrients so the body could resume producing red blood cells normally. Bio-algae concentrates are not a solution for IMHA but a holistic way to activate the body’s own natural ability to heal.

New Paradigm in Holistic Pet Care
Bio-algae concentrates contains superfood ingredients (specifically abundant antioxidants in the form of mixed carotenoids from its four microalgae) that can awaken the master gland in the brain, which controls all the other glands and organs of the body and, of course, red blood cell production. When the master gland (pituitary), pineal and hypothalamus in the brain are synergistically working together, the body is holistically balanced and can return to wellness. Since no one knows exactly why IMHA occurs, boosting and balancing the whole body, with a whole food product, is the most holistic approach to regenerate red blood cells. Bio-algae concentrates did not treat the symptoms or IMHA disease but activated the animal’s own natural ability to heal.

We have used this same holistic paradigm of feeding super nutrition to the body (from a whole food product), waking up and balancing the glands in the brain, to nutritionally help pets with Symmetrical Lupoid Onychodystrophy (SLO, another auto-immune disease), seizures, cancer, chronic renal failure (CRF), allergies, irritable bowel symptoms, diabetes, lipomas (fatty tumors) and many other imbalances in the body. When the endocrine and immune systems are holistically balanced, everything works like it should and symptoms are not needed. Now that is a new paradigm in holistic pet care!

1 Zhang Cheng-Wu, et. al. Effects of polysaccharide and phycocyanin from spirulina on peripheral blood and hematopoietic system of bone marrow in mice. Second Asia-Pacific Conf. Ibid, April, 1994. (Source: www.themagicisbac.com/page10-01-05.html)

2 All the above research was taken from www.TheMagicisBAC.com




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