Not just Holistic, but how to use E: All of the Above!

I made this blog because I did tons of research on success stories and research worldwide and used it on my dog with nasal cancer named Lucy. So, now my hobby is molecular biology. The treatment uses combination of health store supplements, some prescription meds, diet changes, and specific Ayurvedic and Chinese medicinal herbs. I just wanted her to have a better quality of life. I thought this combination of E: All the Above (except no radiation or chemo and surgery for this cancer was not an option) would help that for sure, but it actually put her bleeding nasal cancer in remission!
My approach to cancer is about treating the whole animals biologic system. But I do hate the word 'Holistic'. Sounds like hoo hoo. This is science based, research based data and results of using active herbal compounds that happen to be readily available and common. Some call it Nutriceuticals. Others may call it Orthomolecular cancer therapy. Or Cancer Immunotherapy.
-Slow cancer cell reproduction
-Make cancer cells become easier targets for the immune system
-Kill the cancer cells
-Rid the cancer cells
-Remove the toxins it produces
- Stimulate and Modulate the immune system
-Control secondary symptoms like bleeding, infection, inflammation, mucous, appetite, or pain for a better feeling animal
-Working with your vet for exams and prescriptions that are sometimes needed when conditions are acute.
Just by using a multi-modal treatment approach that is as diverse in attack as possible. Both conventional and natural.
The body conditions that allowed it to develop in the first place must be corrected. If caught early enough, like with Lucy, this ongoing maintenance correctional treatment is all that was required at this point to achieve, so far, more than 10 TIMES the life expectancy given (more than 60 months) after diagnosis WITH remission. I did not use radiation or chemotherapy or surgery.
I hope this cancer research can help your dog as well.

My Lucy

My Lucy
In Loving Memory my Lucy December 2016
CURRENT STATUS - It was for more than 5 YEARS after Lucy was diagnosed by biopsy in March 2011 with nasal cancer that she lived. And she was in remission for 4 of 5 years using no radiation or chemo! Now multiply that by 7 to be 35 years extended!! She was 12.5 years old - equivalent to almost 90 human years old. She ended her watch December 1, 2016. I miss her so much.

June 8, 2012

Dog Food and Dog Cancer Diets

Cancer loves carbs.

Anyway, how do dogs get carbs in the wild? They get a little in their meat and a little in the, well, guts of the meal. This is what they are built for. Protein and fat. Not carbs. Not grains. Not high in potatoes either. But, we need our convenience if we want to try to make their diet more natural for them and easy on us. Simple. Find high quality kibble that is the highest protein and medium fat. I use Taste of the Wild Buffalo and some of their other grain free dry dog foods. It is also a pretty good dog food for a reasonable price and is available at most independent pet stores. To rotate diet I also use Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural. It is almost same great price and high quality. Other ones are Wellness Core, Zignature, Fromm Grain Free. So far, everything else I find is much more expensive and not much better. The above are grain free, lower in carb than most, and high protein. Lower carbohydrate recipes are often recommended by holistic veterinarians as part of a program for cancer recovery.

Here is a dog food review site I find very helpful to understanding better foods Protein = 38% | Fat = 20%   VERY GOOD Protein = 42% | Fat = 22%   VERY GOOD  But very heavy on the chicken. So be aware of possible chicken, beef allergy or intolerances in addition to no grains.

Compare this to grocery store bought popular brand
Read the whole analysis at the link above. This is what many foods are like. Not Good.
Here is the major ingredients:
"Ingredients: Ground yellow cornchicken by-product mealcorn gluten mealwhole wheat flouranimal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), rice flour, beef, soy floursugarpropylene glycolmeat and bone meal, tricalcium phosphate, phosphoric acid, salt, water, animal digest, sorbic acid (a preservative), potassium chloride, dried carrots, dried peas, calcium propionate (a preservative), L-Lysine monohydrochloride, choline chloride, added color (Red 40Yellow 5Yellow 6Blue 2)"This is what many grocery dog foods are like. Not Good. Look at the all grains, the corn (the first and highest percentage ingredient!! )  and flours, and dyes. This food is also 50% carbohydrate! Ug. Dogs are carnivores. (But adding some cooked veggies can help health.)

Here is Hills Science Diet example first ingredients:
Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Cracked Pearled Barley, Whole Grain Wheat, Brewers Rice, Whole Grain Sorghum, Soybean Mill Run, Pork Fat, Soybean Meal, Flaxseed, Soybean Oil, Chicken Liver Flavor,
Dogs should not be eating all this grain esp wheat, soy, sorghum.

You need to add real cooked meat to kibble diet.
 Add a fried egg and a handful of cooked ground turkey. Eggs and those frozen 'chubs' of turkey or chicken are really cheap and will up the protein and fat in the bowl. Add a few squirts of fish, coconut, or hemp seed oil from the health food store. Omega 3 oils are healthy for dogs too! It would be in their meals in the wild. Free Range beef is very high in Omega 3. Cancer cannot use fats or protein very well to replicate. Although dogs do not digest raw vegetables very well (they can but not everything gets utilized, it does help give fiber though and carrots clean teeth), they love a few small baby carrots(but careful on the hard  stuff if your dogs palate has been breached by cancer) and it's great for their teeth. I then add a little canned green beans, or yellow wax beans, or raw spinach. I know, dogs don't eat that stuff in the wild. But it does have anti-oxidents, minerals, fiber, and other stuff that helps their immune system and digestion of nutrients.

Carbs make dogs fat. Not meat calories. CANCER LOVES CARBS. Cancer cannot utilize protein or fats very well, but it latches right on to glucose levels created by all the dry dog foods generally high carb content.
Dogs are getting fatter and are getting cancer at higher rates than ever because there is WAY too much carbs and, of course, garbage in their food (why are there dyes in their food?). But I think the carbs might be worse. Look on the back of the package of most dry dogs foods. Forget the ingredients for now, look at the protein and fat content percentages. Add those two together and subtract from 100%. That is the percentage of carbs. Don't you think 40-60% (or more from really cheap kibble) carbs is too high for a dog? Geez. No wonder the manufacturers don't put the carb content on the bags. Dogs get their energy from protein and fats, just like they were built for millenia.

This is what Lucy has been on since April 2011, 2 weeks after biopsy definite diagnosis of adenocarcinoma nasal cancer. She is still in remission with no symptoms of nasal cancer as of 1/2013. No bleeds. No discharge. No bumps. No palate problem.  No eye problem. No appetite problem. No reverse sneezing. No blocked airway of left nostril anymore(though it took 3 months of this and my other protocols and treatments though to get to this point). She used to have some symptoms. No more. Please read all posts to understand all the other stuff you need to do. Not hard. Not expensive. Not hard on the dog.
Update 3/31/2016
Still alive and while not in 100% remission anymore she has had some minimal symptoms for the last year.