NATURAL HEALTH TECHNIQUES MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
February, 2006 Volume 2 No. 2
(Please note that full names are never used in this newsletter or on my website without the full consent of the sender or client. Some cases also encompass groupings of cases with similar symptoms and suggestions for healing in an attempt to educate the general public.)
In This Issue:
- Health In the News: Fungus in your pillow?
- Case of the Month: Stress Stress lines in the iris, B-Stress, Livaplex®, Liver RET drops, whole grains, green veggies
- What’s New on the Website? Best Bones to Feed Your Dog
- Ask Dr. Moffat: Why does my dog eat its own poop?
- Product of the Month: Drenamin®
Recipe of the Month: Cold and Flu drink & Carrot Salad
- Tips and Tricks for a Healthier Life: Eat bitter stuff first. Willard Water and Spider Bites/Burns
- Client Testimonials: “White Oak Bark saved me $1600 in gum surgery.”
- What’s New at Our House: Miracle Mastery Conference, Sneak Preview for the Celestine Prophecy Movie hosted by The Healing Center
- Coming Next Month: Low-fat bran muffins, Fertility suggestion
Health in the News: Fungus in your pillow?
My favorite magazine is the Enquirer. I read last month that someone did a study (I can’t tell you which issue, because my husband, Michael, takes the Enquirer to the recycling center soon after I read it). . .Anyway. . . the study evaluated bed pillows after 8 months to 20 years of use and found an average of 16 different fungi growing in the pillows. . . .And we wonder why some people wake up with sinus problems and headaches! The study showed that the fiber-filled pillows were worse than feather pillows. My mother-in-law used to put her pillows in the dryer every week. I like that idea. I bet you could keep those fungal counts down by drying them occasionally. Just a thought. . .
Case of the Month: Stress
When an animal comes in with an iris looking like this, I know there is a lot of stress in the household. Usually, the person bringing in the pet also gives me clues as to who is the nidus of the problem as many humans in the house will show similar iris signs. These cases are sad because the people/animals exhibiting the stress lines are holding it all inside while the person causing the stress is attacking anything in their path. My theory? Treat the whole house with supplements and foods that will help repair the nervous systems of everyone involved. At the same time, work on techniques like building self-esteem and developing boundaries in hopes to overcome and manage stress in acceptable ways.
Here are some nutritional options for stress:
- B-Stress Formula with Siberian Eleuthero (ginseng) by Nature’s Way™ is one of my very favorite anti-stress secrets. I’ve taken it for years and if I don’t take it, I can get kind of bitchy. Needless to say, it is in my maintenance nutritional program. I’ve tried other combination B-Vitamins, but this one seems to work for me. Some other brands I’ve tried have caused me to be urinary incontinent. I wonder how many women have incontinence caused from things they are eating, or from supplements or medications they are taking?
- Livaplex® by Standard Process labs™: Stress often manifests itself as anger. People who are predisposed to weight around the bottom of their rib cages will want to read more about this product, because this is the body type that is predisposed to liver disease. What I like about this product is that it both detoxifies the liver and rebuilds better liver cells at the same time. Livaplex® is known as a protomorphogen, which is a non-allergenic extract of cellular components made from liver. My vegetarian clients won’t usually take these supplements, but they have no idea what they are missing, because these types of supplements are AWESOME for repair of sick organs. Livaplex® also contains some copper, Vitamin A and prolamine iodine. These days I am seeing huge amounts of sub-clinical thyroid cases, so every little bit of bioavailable iodine counts.
- Liver RET drops by Professional Complementary Health Formulations are a combination of homeopathic drops that clean the liver and flower essences that calm the body and help to release the anger (within minutes I’ve noticed!) I just love these drops, especially for children who are bottling up anger for certain reasons (like a divorce process in their parents.)
- Another flower essence I recommend for stress and grieving is Bach Rescue Remedy. Two to three drops every few minutes as needed does wonders for calming the nervous system.
- Whole grains contain many natural B-Vitamins. I’ve noticed over the years that the more animal-based protein consumed, the more anger is manifested. While my vegetarian clients may have anger challenges, I rarely see it manifest in them. Then again, my vegetarians are rarely Blood Type O. Blood Type O people do better with a little red meat in their diets. They are the “hunter/gatherer/worker bee” types of people that do well with aerobic types of exercise. Other blood types come from farming ancestry, according to Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s work involving eating for your blood type.
- Green Vegetables are essential for calming the nerves and preventing stress build-up. Green is the color of healing. It feeds the heart chakra. Green vegetables are full of natural minerals which are essential in calming the body. They are also very alkalizing, so are essential in the detoxification and repair of the body. Green vegetables keep the body alkaline. Eating raw fruits and vegetables is another emotional stabilizing technique in its own right. This technique, alone, can reverse mild depression within a week.
What’s New on the Website? Dog Bones Handout
People often ask me. “What kind of bones are safe to feed my dog?” Some bones are safe and actually healthy to give. Others are not, and can be dangerous to the digestive tract. Here’s my handout on everything you need to know about bones: http://naturalhealthtechniques.com/Veterinary_Stuff/Best_%20Dog_Bones_to_Feed.htm
Ask Dr. Moffat: Why does my dog eat its own poop?
Question: Friday we picked up a female German Shepard. Dixie is 7 weeks old and doing great. She appears to have been the runt, but she has a great personality. Can you tell me why she eats her own poop? I know that the mothers do. I just don’t remember having a puppy do it. She is a little boney, but we have filled the empty hole and are now getting onto a regular feeding schedule. Also, can you tell me about some of the basics for puppies? Thanks. Cara.
Answer: For starters, 7-71/2 weeks of age is the time puppies learn bite inhibition. Dixie should have been left with her mom until 7 1/2 weeks. . .SO. . .make sure if she makes any biting moves on you at all, “yipe” loudly, like a dog, and she will learn that humans are off limits for rough play.
For socializing her to scary noises, shoot off a cap gun occasionally when you are feeding her and give her extra special treats during thunderstorms. The goal is to associate loud and scary noises with good things.
Have friends of all shapes, sizes, and colors visit you when she is still a puppy. Vary the outfits they wear and include men in hats and umbrellas, which are opened in front of her (at the same time she is offered a treat.)
German shepherds have the tendency to be fear biters. The more you socialize as a puppy, the better dog she will end up being. Don’t worry that you will train her out of protecting you. It won’t happen. When she smells danger, she will be there for you.
Her bladder control at this age is only about 3 hours. As she gets to be 5 months of age, she will be able to hold her urine for up to 9 hours. She will want to pee or have a bowel movement
- 10 minutes after she eats
- 5 minutes after she gets up from a nap, and
- 5-10 minutes into play
So take her out and reward her for doing her business outside with a little Easy Cheese (bacon and cheddar is the favorite dog flavor.)
Now, about the poop eating. . . This is a sign of a nutritional . . .usually trace mineral . . .deficiency. Give her good-quality puppy food as puppy formulas have more protein and vitamins/minerals in the formula. Also, add one tablespoon fresh raw fruit/day and 1/4 cup raw veggies (especially parsley) and the poop eating should stop within a few weeks.
One reason why they eat their own poop is because humans teach them that pooping inside is bad. The human error in potty training is
- Not knowing the signs of readiness to eliminate,
- Not taking the puppy out at the appropriate times, and
- Punishing the animal too late.
Saying “bad dog” after the fact and rubbing their nose in their urine or poop only trains the dog to hide the evidence. If you can’t catch the dog in time, and they can’t hold it any longer, thus making a mistake, don’t make a big deal out of it. Clean it up, sanitize the area with some white vinegar and water and redouble your efforts to take the animal out in time.
Chronic problem animals can be crate trained, but this does not make a larger bladder if the animal is not being let out regularly. Moms only eat the puppy’s poop and urine when they stimulate the puppies to go. Usually this only happens when the animals are less than 3 weeks of age. If they are eating poop outside of this window of time, they are also trace mineral deficient.
Big bellies equal worms. Roundworm her with Pyrantel Pamoate once now and once again in 10 days, then twice a year after that. She should have a corona vaccine along with her 7-in-1 shot. Booster shots should be given 3-4 weeks apart after the first set until she is 24 weeks of age. Rabies is given at 3-6 months of age depending on which state you live in. Bordetella (kennel cough) is given intranasally every 6 months, only if the animal is boarded or she is taken around strange dogs (like during puppy classes or to the dog park.)
This year, especially, we are having lots of challenges with all kinds of diarrhea-type diseases such as Parvo, Rotavirus, Corona, Coccidiosis and other diseases causing bloody stools, so it’s your responsibility as a pet owner to protect them as best you can and watch for signs of illness (yes, even if you have to follow them out into the woods to watch them poop.)
Product of the Month–Drenamin®
Drenamin®, a Standard Process Labs™ protomorphogen product specifically designed to strengthen the adrenal glands, dovetails into the stress program. I’ve been selling a bunch of this lately (not to my vegetarians of course as it is another product with animal juice in it.) Drenamin® rebuilds adrenal glands that are toasted from too much stress, sugar and coffee.
A few decades ago when doctors could tell you how this product worked (before the advent of the FDA) this product was used for nervous complaints such as chronic fatigue, nervousness, tachycardia, asthma, sinusitis, pneumonia, coughs, high blood pressure, blood sugar disturbances, hives, dermatitis, sneezing attacks, frequent colds, people who reacted to molasses, vegetables juice and other high potassium foods (a symptom found in advanced adrenal exhaustion), abnormal cravings for salt and a few other things. But, we can’t really tell you what it is used for these days because there are no double-blind studies to show that this product and others in its line really work. Oh well. I use it and I like it.
Recipe of the Month: Cold and Flu Drink & Carrot Salad
Vitamin C Cold and Flu Drink:
- 8 oz. Black Tea
- 2 Tablespoons Orange Tang
- 2 Teaspoons Honey
- 1 Tablespoon Concentrated Cranberry Juice
- Juice of 1 whole fresh Lemon
- 1 ounce Brandy (optional)
Take boiling hot water and pour eight ounces over a black tea bag in a large mug. Add the orange Tang, honey, and cranberry juice. Squeeze the lemon and add the juice to the mug, then add the brandy (optional) and sip until gone. Repeat one additional day if necessary.
I’ve used this recipe for many years with great success for myself, friends, family members and employees.
Since Vitamin C is working so well this year for the cold and flu season, and this recipe is loaded with Vitamin C, I am sharing it with you. What I like about it is that it is highly diaphoretic (it makes you sweat.) Sweating raises your body temperature, which will then fry out most of those cold and flu causing bugs. Using a sauna the first day of symptoms will also accomplish this goal, but it doesn’t taste as good and you have to drive to get there.
Low-Fat Cranberry-Raisin Carrot Salad
- 4 cups grated organic Carrots
- ¾ cup dried Cranberries
- ¾ cup Raisins
- Juice of 1-2 Oranges
Mix all ingredients together and serve. This recipe is healthy and great for providing extra Vitamin A, which is necessary for a healthy immune system and great vision. Stores in refrigerator up to one week.
Tips and Tricks for a Healthier Life:
Eat bitter stuff first: In France, as my grandmother taught me as a child (she was 100% French,) you are always served your bitter foods (like endive) first. It’s because bitter tastes stimulate the gall bladder to release bile, which is necessary to digest the fat within the main course foods. I’ve noticed that this is beneficial to all blood types, but most especially Blood Type A people over the age of 40. As we age, we produce less digestive juice of all kinds so things are just harder to digest.
What happens when the gallbladder is sick? We experience signs such as:
- Anorexia or bulimia
- Chest pain
- Enlarged abdomen
- Gas and indigestion
- Intestinal pain
- Loose bowels
- Nausea even at the thought of eating high fat foods
- Pain on the right side of the lower rib cage
- Pain under the right scapula (shoulder blade)
- Skipping heart
- Tingling of the hands first thing after rising in the morning
In veterinary school, they taught us that the gallbladder is know as the great masquerader as when something is wrong with it there is such a wide variety of symptoms.
Supplements you can take to stimulate the release of bile include Angostura Bitters (you can get this at the liquor store because it is an ingredient of bar drinks) and Choline. I like Choline because it makes the bile more liquefied so that it passes easier through the bile duct (which is really small and can get irritated and blocked thus causing gall bladder “attacks.”)
Another fascinating tidbit of information is that the gallbladder energy meridian runs down the back of the knee. The gallbladder is the first organ to show signs of trouble on this meridian. If you don’t it fixed, many people end up having their gall bladder removed, but that doesn’t fix the energy disruption at all. Then, twenty years later, the knees get so bad that often a knee replacement is in order. My theory is that if you can keep your gallbladder healthy, you will never need a knee replacement. Bon Appetit!
Willard Water and Spider Bites/Burns
Willard Water, also known at Catalyst Altered Water (CAW) or Lignite Activated Water (LA) was invented and developed by Dr. John W. Willard, Sr., Professor Emeritus of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota in the early 1970’s. Willard Water is a more efficient form of water. Willard Water alters the molecular structure of liquid water, giving it special beneficial qualities which normalize cellular function.
Willard Water contains lignite coal mined out of South Dakota. This coal contains the atoms of plants that lived and flourished millions of years ago under extremely harsh conditions. The internal chemistry of these plants enabled them to survive under the extreme stress of this hostile environment. By using a patented process, Lignite-Activated Water is combined with the beneficial atoms of water to make a concentrated solution that acts as a conditioner and normalizer to cells and tissues. It can help assimilate nutrients more efficiently by increasing enzyme activity and strengthening the immune system. Willard Water is the only patented catalyst altered water available on the market today.
Willard Water is safe, effective and economical for use on all surfaces (including human skin.) It has hundreds of uses and at one time, because of its popularity, came under the scrutiny of the FDA. During the legal processing resulting from this scrutiny, literally thousands of users came to testify of Willard Water’s effectiveness expounding on all of its different uses. The public demanded that the product stay available to them. Because the FDA could find nothing that seemed in the least damaging to the general pubic, it was allowed to stay on the market and is still in use today.
How is Willard Water used for insect bites? Dilute the Willard Water (I use the clear formula) as directed on the bottle using 1 ounce Willard Water concentrate per gallon of distilled water.
For spider bites: Use the diluted Willard Water to spray the spider bite area several times a day. You can also drink 4 ounces per day with your nutritional supplements as it makes the supplements work better and faster.
If the bite is a bad one where it has left a hole in the skin that has not healed (as often happens with Brown Recluse spider bites,) then mixing the diluted Willard Water together with a teaspoon of Slippery Elm Bark into a poultice and applying it daily to the wound–protected by a bandage, is the way to effectively treat the bite. I once treated a bite like this that had been an open wound for three years! It healed in about a month when all other medical methods had failed.
If the spider bite or bee sting just occurred, then you can spray some of the diluted Willard Water directly onto the bit every few minutes until the swelling and pain go away.
Willard Water is also quite effective for burns. Keep a spray bottle by your wood stove in the winter time in case you burn yourself putting logs on the fire.
Willard Water is also recommended for people with arthritis. In fact, this is why many of the people came to testify during Dr. Willard’s trial, because they had gotten help by drinking this substance on a daily basis. My clients usually test on only 4 ounces of the diluted Willard Water daily, and I have them take the water with their supplements.
I saw a husband and wife in for their occasional recheck this last month. The husband had a case of periodontitis (infected gums that had come away from the teeth.) His dentist wanted $1600 to do gum surgery to cut the pockets away from the teeth. I sent him home a few months previous with $2.65 worth of White Oak Bark Powder. I asked Bruce how his gingivitis was coming along.
“Take a look.” He offered. Looking into his mouth I saw pink healthy tissue and the gums had re-adhesed to the teeth. Perfect. He was very pleased and I was not surprised. I have seen this product work its magic many times over the years of my practice.
What’s New at Our House:
A Special Event! Michael and I have made a personal commitment to tithe monetarily to both local and world projects that enlivened us this year. We found this opportunity to do some fund raising for our local Friends of the Library (celebrating their 100th birthday this year,) local chapter of the Non-Violent Communications group and the Lewis-Clark Animal Shelter.
We are pleased to announce a special “sneak preview” showing of the long-awaited feature film The Celestine Prophecy. Based on James Redfield’s worldwide best-selling novel, The Celestine Prophecy is a spiritual adventure film chronicling the discovery of ancient scrolls in the rainforests of Peru. The prophecy and its nine key insights predict a worldwide awakening, arising within all religious traditions, that moves humanity toward a deeper experience of spirituality. The film features an international ensemble cast including: Matthew Settle, Thomas Kretschmann, Sarah Wayne Callies, Annabeth Gish, Hector Elizondo, Joaquim de Almeida and Jurgen Prochnow.
We will be showing the movie Friday March 31st at the 1912 Center (412 East Third Street) and Monday April 10th at the Kenworthy Theatre (508 S. Main Street) in Moscow, and at someplace in Lewiston, Idaho as well (I’m still working on that.) Showtimes start both dates at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the door. If you don’t live in our area and want to see the movie, go to: www.celestinevision.com and see if there is a sneak preview showing in your area (but we will miss you.)
When James Redfield authored The Celestine Prophecy, millions of readers passed it from hand to hand across America, discovering within its pages a life-affirming truth about synchronicity, intuition and personal destiny. It stayed on the New York Times bestsellers list for over three years, was translated into more than 40 languages, and influenced the world with some 14 million copies in print. Now just in time for the spiritual resurgence in America, the film adaptation of the runaway bestseller will be in theaters April 2006. We are pleased to be presenting this movie as a special pre-release “sneak preview.”
Using an approach that is part adventure tale, part parable, and imbued with intriguing and exhilarating music, the film tells the story of John Woodson (Mathew Settle), whose life is at a crossroads. He is about to experience a dramatic and profound metamorphosis. Through a mysterious set of coincidences, he finds himself on an adventure to Peru in search of ancient scrolls, known as the Celestine Prophecy. Resistant at first, skeptical and unsure, John finds that with every step he takes, each person he encounters leads him to a new understanding. It is only in this letting go to a higher consciousness that he uncovers life’s true purpose and his own destiny.
“On one level, it’s an adventure tale where you really enjoy the treasure hunt for the last of the scrolls. On another level, it’s a story of discovering a new level of spiritual awareness, a new way of engaging in life where you notice the way mysterious coincidences and guiding hunches lead us forward in life.” said Redfield.
Directed by Armand Mastroianni from a screenplay by James Redfield, Barnet Bain and Dan Gordon, The Celestine Prophecy is produced by Barnet Bain, Terry Collis, James Redfield and Beverly J. Camhe. Shot entirely on location in St. Augustine and Ocala, Florida, and Costa Rica, the film is a production of Celestine Films, LLC and Barnet Bain Films.
For event information visit www.NaturalHealthTechniques.com or call The Healing Center at (208) 882-3993. Tickets will be sold for $10 each with 50% of the money to be divided between the three groups (after expenses.) Please spread the word for us and support these organizations
For more on The Celestine Prophecy movie, go to: http://www.thecelestineprophecymovie.com
That’s all for this month. Be Healthy! Denice
- Dr. Denice Moffat
- 1069 Elk Meadow Lane
- Deary, ID 83823
- (208) 877-1222 USA
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Dr. Denice Moffat is a practicing naturopath, medical intuitive, and veterinarian working on the family unit (which includes humans and animals) through her phone consultation practice established in 1993. She has a content-rich website at www.NaturalHealthTechniques.com and free newsletter.