- For years I have struggled with
regulatory agencies governing the pet food industry. I have tried to get them to
desist from promoting the 100% complete and balanced myth, and instead to
permit true innovations that could enhance the health of animals. But status quo is a powerful force, and neither these
agencies nor the pet food industry at large want things to change.
- If anything, theyd like
to force you to feed your pet their complete super bow wow cutlets in a
bag. Further, they'd like to silence criticism of their AAFCO-approved (American
Association of Feed Control Officials) ingredients such as hydrolyzed poultry feathers.
- The government-sanctioned and
industry-promoted 100% complete and balanced myth has already maimed and
killed untold thousands of animals. It is an over-inflated balloon in search of a
pin. But when things go wrong with 100% complete and balanced diets, and
animals suffer consequences, regulatory groups ignore the underlying fallacy (no one can
assure 100% completeness because no one has complete nutritional knowledge) and
patronizingly assure the public that they will make the necessary corrections in the
100% complete guidelines.
- Im going to continue to
fight this disease- and suffering-causing mythology, but I have given up attempting to
innovate our diets so that they can specifically address health problems. Regulators
will not allow us to add nonstandard natural ingredients (such as pollen, spirulina and
other herbs) even though they have been used by humans and animals for hundreds or
thousands of years. They threaten to ban our products if we discuss on the label any
health information other than their standard 100% complete and balanced
- This is the reason that I have
been researching and developing, over several years, a variety of Nutrient Support
Formulas (NSF) that can be used to promote health and healing of specific organ systems.
As you will see, if you order the monographs I have
prepared on these products, they are thoroughly researched and documented in the
scientific literature. They are not soft science or health food fantasy, but proven
safe and effective alternatives to standard allopathic (symptom-based) pharmaceutical
- At the same time we are
continuing to upgrade the Wysong Diets with the very best nutrient-rich ingredients we can
obtain, and ever seeking new methods of processing to enhance their value. By
feeding the Wysong Diets in variety along with fresh food supplementation and the other
supplements mentioned on page 4 (Wysong Feeding-For-Health Program), plus using the
appropriate NSF formula if you wish to enhance a particular organ system or stimulate its
healing, you will be able to accomplish what I have wanted from the beginning without
compromise forced by regulators.
- As I discuss each of the NSF
formulas in the Health Letter, be sure to order
a copy of the monograph. Each one is designed to provide the education necessary for
you to understand not only why the NSF formula is of benefit, but how you can increase
personal control of yours and your companion animals health destiny.
- A LESSON FROM THE ESKIMOS
- When the native Eskimos were
first observed and studied they were said to have a degree of physical excellence rarely
found in any other race. They were robust, happy, had beautiful and straight teeth,
sturdy bones, were well muscled and had incredible endurance and resistance against
astonishing climactic conditions. They were a testament to what nature could do
without interference of modern food machinery.
- They ate salmon and other fish,
seal oil, fish eggs, caribou, nuts gathered by mice and squirrels, kelp, berries,
blossoms, grass, the stomach contents of caribou, the organs of large sea mammals and the
various layers of whale skin. They also hunted rabbits, muskrats, polar bear, foxes
and migrant birds. The name Eskimo means eater of raw fish. When they ate
animals, they ate everything raw, including the fat, kidneys, brains, crushed bones and
marrow. They ate wild fowl eggs in season, including developing embryos. If
the caribou meat was lean, the Eskimos worried about eating it for fear of getting sick.
To balance this lean meat, they would eat caribou tallow or oily fish or sea mammal
blubber. (No low cholesterol or low fat diet for these
hearty, healthy people.)
- Children would be breast fed
until the next child was born or until the child was two or more years old. The
first food a child would eat other than breast milk would be fish livers that had been
prechewed by the mother. Then slowly more solid foods would be introduced, including
pieces of blubber to act as pacifiers and cod liver oil. Agutuk was a mixture of fats and moose tallow given
to young babies. Then as soon as teeth were well developed, they were introduced to
the adult Eskimo foods.
- The Eskimos would also use
culturing and fermentation to increase the digestibility of their foods. For
example, they would put fish into a hole and then cover them with grass and earth so that
they would ferment and decay. This rotten mass was eaten with great relish and
benefit by the Eskimos. The fermentation not only destroyed potential pathogens, but
it also created a rich source of probiotic organisms. Enzymatic activity predigested
the fish, preserving the Eskimos' energy for hunting and cold resistance rather than
digestion. Another dish called matteak
consisted of flakes of narwahl skin that had been preserved in caches for several years.
The skin ends up tasting like walnuts and the blubber, turned green, tastes like
Roquefort cheese. Giviak is a dish made by
stuffing an eviscerated seal with hundreds of auks. Auks are birds that arrive in
the arctic by the millions in the spring. The seal bag is then buried where the
relative warmth of the summer causes the seal blubber to marinate the birds. An
especially delicious delicacy is the lump of blood collected around the birds
hearts, which they claim is almost heavenly to eat.
- Compare this with how
fastidious and clean we feel we must be with our foods. If we dont
get something that looks like it has been vacuumed, steam cleaned and refined we think we
are going to be poisoned. We then apply the same logic to our pets.
At our offices, we get phone calls and letters from people expressing genuine alarm
after they find a small piece of bone in canned food, or a piece of rice that has not been
properly ground, or a small piece of tendon or ligament, or - heaven forbid - even a hair
from a cow in one of the Diets containing beef.
- It is only when the Eskimos
began to be touched by modern civilization, first with the Russians and then by the
Americans after the purchase by the U.S. in 1867, that Eskimo health began a dramatic
decline. Sugar, canned milk, baking powder, candy, hydrogenated fats, coffee, a
whole array of canned and processed foods, sodas, crackers, salt and alcohol displaced the
native diet. The diet changed from a predominantly carnivorous one to one based on
refined foods and carbohydrates. Instead of eating about 318 grams of animal protein
per day, they began to get what the rest of us get in the modern fare, about 50 to 60
grams as is currently recommended. Instead of receiving rich supplies of
vitamins A, D and B, high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and a complete compliment of
quality protein, they now were eating with great enthusiasm the sweet, nutrient-barren
confections of their conquerors.
- Today they are hooked on sweets
and suck on candies while their freezers are full of nutritious game meat. Rates of
alcoholism are astronomical and the incidence of diabetes is the highest for any group in
- The children now grow quickly,
are slender and have slight musculature. They reach puberty quickly and then are
riddled with diabetes, hardening of the arteries, heart disease and obesity.
- The Eskimo gives us a dramatic
life lesson in nutrition. Will we learn from it? (For more information on the
Native American Eskimo as well as other primitive peoples and their health before being
touched by modern civilization, see Dr. Prices book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, - available
from Resource 2.)
Price's book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration,
is available from the Wysong Book Store Catalog, 1880 N. Eastman Rd., Midland, MI
48642. Hard cover, 526 pp. $53.25 +S&H.
- Humidifying Toxins
- Modern water supplies harbor a
variety of toxins. There are pesticides, herbicides, lead that leaches into the
water from soldered joints and plumbing and from the hot water heater, radon and dozens of
other toxins depending upon where the water is coming from. If we put this water in
a humidifier that then in effect aerosols not only the water, but the toxins in it as
well, we can create a breathing atmosphere that is every bit as dangerous as the chemicals
and radiation to which some industrial workers can be exposed.
- If your water is in question,
consider getting a distiller, reverse osmosis unit or other form of purifier that can
remove these contaminants. (See Resource 3.)
- In addition, consider filling
the home with as many plants as you can afford and tend. Indoor plants remove carbon
dioxide and release oxygen. Some even have the ability to absorb toxic indoor
pollutants. Particularly good plants in this regard are spider plants, aloe vera,
corn plants, baby rubber plants, golden pathos ivy, and the elephant ear and heart leaf
Healthy Alternatives Store Catalog, available from 1880 N. Eastman Rd., Midland, MI
48642, (517) 631-0009
- Nose Drops And Impotency
- Nose drops used by men to
constrict the blood vessels in the nose to help dry up mucous membranes are absorbed into
the blood system. Not only can they affect circulation in the nose, but they can
also constrict vessels in the genitals resulting in impotency.
- Too often people think that
substances applied externally to the skin or by way of ear drops, eye drops or nose drops
affect only the body part with which they come in direct contact. But the entire
body, including the skin and all mucous membranes, is an absorbing organ. What you
put on the outside you must figure is going to end up on the inside.
- This concept - that the body is
an absorbing organ - is the basis for the development of all the Wysong Personal Care
Products. These products have been developed in the same way that we developed
foods, since we understand that they will be absorbed just like oral nutrients are
- An additional caution with
commercial nose drops is that they may create imbalances in organs such as the adrenal
gland and thyroid, and can even become addictive.
- As an alternative nose drop,
mix some Wysong Whole Salt in pure warm water. Stir the solution and draw off only
the top unsettled part with an eye dropper and use this to soothe nasal tissues.
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids For Arrhythmias
- Arrhythmias are erratic or
speeding heart beats. Pharmaceutical treatments are fraught with a variety of
dangerous potential side effects. A controlled study using omega-3 fatty acid
supplementation showed a 95% reduction in the number of arrhythmias. The modern diet
for both animals and humans is deficient in the omega-3 class of fatty acids. This
deficiency can result in a wide range of metabolic and structural disturbances, opening
the door to disease or susceptibility to it. This is why, as a part of the base
supplement regimen recommendations, I suggest that everyone and every animal be on an
omega-3 fatty acid supplement such as Wysong EFA (Essential Fatty Acids).
- Strengthening Fingernails
- Drinking about 2 ounces of aloe
vera juice daily, alone or mixed with fruit juices, can often help splitting
fingernails. The results will take from two to four weeks.
- Research has also shown that
supplementation of vitamin C may decrease the intraocular pressure of glaucoma. In a
human study, huge doses of vitamin C were given (30-40 grams per day for a 150 lb person)
and intraocular pressures were cut in half. With large doses of vitamin C like this,
there can be gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea. To reach a saturation dose
of vitamin C - the highest dose possible without causing diarrhea - slowly increase
vitamin C until loose stools develop, then back off slightly.
- In a five-year study of almost
18,000 male doctors who took multi-vitamin/mineral supplements it was found that they had
a 27% reduction in the incidence of cataracts compared to the physicians who did not take
- Cataracts can also affect animals and large doses
of vitamin C (such as Wysong Mega-C) would be an excellent preventive and therapeutic aid.
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Monthly, 67;46:1502-8
American Journal of Public Health,
- Wart Removal
- To remove a persistent wart,
light a small incense stick. Then apply heat from the stick to the wart until you
can see a small blister forming on or around it. Cover the blister with a bandage so
that it does not burst and allow the wart to dry up and fall off by itself.
Alternatives, July 1988:4
- Dying For Sex
- Although less than 1% of
previous heart attack survivors die of subsequent attacks during lovemaking, 90% of those
who do are not with their normal partner.
Aspects of Human Sexuality, 88;61:10