Animal Blogs, Toxins and Zeolites
We all love to surf the web. Animal and pet sites that have message boards are always intriguing to me as I read post after post of people dealing with numerous health issues facing their animals. Ulcers, diabetes, renal failure, liver disease, skin disorders, ear infections, tumors, allergies, arthritis….and the posts go on and on. Herbs, supplements and medications are always suggested by other ‘posters’, and the blogging continues. What people don’t realize is that most of the conditions they are discussing can all be caused by one thing,: Toxicity. When we think of toxicity in animals, we usually think about our pet eating chocolate or drinking anti-freeze, but what we don’t immediately think of is all the others toxins they are exposed to each and every day that create a ‘body burden‘ or build up of these toxins. . Most health professionals, including the CDC and AMA, agree that up to 95% of all disease affecting mankind is due to toxins in the body, the same is true of your animals. Our pets absorb a variety of toxic substances through the food they eat, the water they drink, the air they breath and the chemicals, medications and supplements that we use on them and expose them to everyday.
We are all inundated each and everyday in the news about the toxins in our environment and the effects that they play on our health and the health of our animals. Just buying groceries, household cleaners and pet food has become a most daunting task in the past few years. Even though you can’t prevent you and your animals taking in these toxins, there is something you can do to minimize their effect rth and fire created a most amazing mineral in nature. When lava flows into salt and fresh water lakes it creates a mineral called zeolite. These positively charged minerals (specifically clinoptilolite chabizite and heulandite zeolites) have a unique cage-like structure that naturally draws into it positively charged particles like heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, lead, aluminum as well as , chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, carcinogens, allergens and some pre-viral components. A biochemist recently discovered a way to clean out the ‘cages’ of naturally mined zeolites and ‘activate’ them so that when they are ingested as a liquid by humans and/or animals their absorptive capacity of heavy metals, chemicals, carcinogens, etc., is in the range of 90 square feet per gram. What all this means is that there is now an all natural product, a Zeolite, that can be ingested by humans and animals alike that will remove daily ingested toxins from the body (60% in the bloodstream and 40% in the GI tract) thus putting the body in a natural optimum state of health. Another great benefit of taking the liquid activated zeolite is that it has the ability to balance the body’ pH to a healthy alkaline state. Having a balanced pH has many positive long-term benefits, not the least of which is creating an unfriendly, antagonistic environment for disease, because most disease cannot thrive in an alkaline environment. They need an acidic environment. Once the body is free of the vast toxic load that's causing chronic illness, the immune system can deal with things the way it’s designed to do, often bringing about the most remarkable turn-around in people's and animal’s health.
So, in getting ready to sign in on a message board about your pet’s health, maybe you should ask yourself a few questions first: Do I avoid walking my dog on golf courses or grassy areas where there may be pesticides or fertilizers? Do I use only organic cleaners on the floors of my home? Do I only fill my pet’s water dish with distilled water? Do I only feed organic pet food? Do I use newspapers on the floor at home or organic litter? Do I buy all natural pet toys or plastic ones? Does my pet take medications, wormers or do I use chemicals on or around them? Do you smoke around your pet? You understand the implications of your answers, now it’s time to remove the toxins from your pet’s body with zeolites so that he can be a healthy animal that can heal himself for many years to come.
We can do a lot to reduce our exposure to toxins. But they’re still a big issue because they’re in our air, soil, water and most of the food we eat – all things we can’t avoid. In fact, many health professionals believe that the majority of illnesses and diseases in humans arise from toxins in the body. It’s no different for our companion animals.
In fact, a recent groundbreaking investigation into the extent of chemical exposure in dogs and cats, conducted by the Environmental Working Group, discovered that our animals actually have higher levels of toxicity in their bodies than we do. This alone could account for the marked increase in chronic health issues addressed by veterinary offices across the country.
Heavy metals, like lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic, chemicals, pesticides and herbicides all have resounding health implications for dogs and cats. Scientists believe that high toxin levels in our animals are behind ever-increasing rates of cancer, kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes and more. Our animals are like the “canary in the coal mine” with their compressed life spans, their close proximity to the ground, and their smaller size. They may exhibit health problems from exposure much more quickly than we do, and may actually be warning us about potential hazards in our environment.
There are lots of things we can do to reduce our exposure to toxins, but the diseases and chronic illnesses we are seeing in such overwhelming numbers are nevertheless primarily due to a “toxic body burden”, an inability of the body to keep up with toxin removal on a daily basis.
It’s frustrating and worrying, but there are things you can do besides trying to avoid all harmful chemicals, which is impossible in today’s world. Helping the body detoxify itself is one effective way to protect yourself and your animals.
Zeolites are one way to do the job. Formed from a combination of the four elements – water, air, earth and fire – zeolites occur when volcanoes erupt and lava flows into both salt and fresh water lakes, creating a unique mineral. One of the few negatively-charged minerals in nature, zeolites (specifically clinoptilolite zeolite) feature a unusual cage-like structure that naturally draws into itself positively charged particles like mercury, cadmium, lead, arsenic and other heavy metals, as well as chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, carcinogens, allergens and pre-viral components. Once trapped within the zeolite’s “cage”, these harmful substances are excreted from the body safely and naturally.
When zeolites are mined and in a “raw” state, the cages may already be full of bacteria, fungus, heavy metals, and other substances they’ve picked up from their natural environment. But biochemists devised a method to “activate” or clean the cages of mined zeolites. There is no risk of contamination when these cleaned zeolites are ingested by humans and animals. Their absorptive capacity is in the range of 90 square feet per gram of zeolite.
Once inside the body, zeolites capture heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides and other positively charged toxins. Amazingly, they do this in a hierarchical manner. They first remove lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic and other heavy metals. Once they have removed those from the system, which may take many weeks or longer, they then trap pesticides, herbicides, plastics and so forth. Eventually, when those elements are also gone from the body, the zeolites will become a natural trap for viral particles, helping to prevent the production of viruses.
Activated zeolites are available as a supplement suspended in liquid. This liquid can be taken by both humans and animals and will remove toxins from the body (60% in the bloodstream and 40% in the GI tract), thus helping put the body in an optimal state of health. One company that offers activated liquid zeolites is Waiora (waiora.com). Z
eolites also have the ability to balance the body’s pH to a more alkaline state. Having a balanced pH has many long term benefits, not the least of which is to create an environment that’s antagonistic to disease; most diseases cannot thrive in an alkaline environment. Acidity creates pre-conditions for cancer as well as viral, bacterial and fungal infections. Once the body is free of the vast toxic load that’s causing chronic illness, and the pH becomes more alkaline, the immune system can deal with things the way it was designed to, often bringing about the most remarkable turnaround in the animal’s overall health.
Zeolites are not a new or untried fad. They have been used in Asia for over 800 years to promote health and well being. In the US, they’ve been used with animals for 30 years, and human research has been underway for 13 years. Zeolites were used during the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, when 500,000 tons of them were used in and around the Chernobyl reactors to help decontaminate the reactors and soil. Zeolites were also used for the construction of protective barriers and for agricultural applications in polluted areas. Children were fed cookies and biscuits laden with zeolite to help remove radiation from their bodies, while dairy cows were also fed zeolites to remove radiation from their milk.
Currently, many zeolite products on the market are designed for humans, but they are being effectively used for animals as well. At zeoliteforums.com, you can listen to audio interviews with veterinarians and biochemists regarding the use of zeolites in animals.
Zeolites are not size specific as much as they are condition specific. For example, a Labrador and a horse would be given the same maintenance dose for detoxification. It is recommended that animals get a dose of five to ten drops three times a day for the first month when detoxifying. After that, you can give them three drops three times a day for maintenance.
If you’re dealing with a chronic health issue, you can increase the number of times a day you give your animal zeolites. The reason for this is that zeolites only stay in the body for five to seven hours. By giving the product at more frequent intervals, you will achieve a constant level of zeolites in the system to maximize the absorption of toxic elements.
It is important to understand that zeolites do not heal, cure or treat any health condition or illness, including cancer. What they do is remove harmful toxins from the body and balance pH levels to a more alkaline state, thereby creating an optimum environment for the body to heal itself as nature intended.
In forty two years of equestrian involvement as a trainer, competitor, breeder and rehab specialist, I find myself amazed each and every day at the number of supplements and products on the market to remedy a wide array of equine maladies. When I first became involved with horses, we had an annual visit from our veterinarian which included one vaccination, teeth floating and tube worming. Any other visit was on an emergency basis. Now days, we are supposed to worm every two months or even daily, we vaccinate for over 10 potential diseases and 3 of these vaccines are recommended as boosters every 3 months and the average veterinarian visits each horses 6 times a year.. I recently received an equine catalog and was amazed at my choices: Joint Supplements (84) Anti-Inflammatory Supplements (22), Hoof Supplements (28), Calming Supplements (25), Vitamin and Mineral Supplements (33), Antioxidants (18), Weight Supplements (16) and Ulcer and Digestive Supplements (28), and all that was in just one catalog! What is happening in the horse world to cause the need for so much medication and supplementation of our animals?
I believe that the answer lies in one word: TOXICITY. Our horses are being exposed to a wide range of toxics substances each and every day through the air they breath, the water they drink and the food they eat. Over time these toxic substances can accumulate in the body and result in chronic illness. Hay can contain numerous toxins from pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, grains can contain mycotoxins, molds and spores ….water can contain many chemicals and heavy metals which can adversely affect the body and air quality can greatly impact the health, training and conditioning of your equine athlete. In addition, our horses are bombarded with chemicals and toxins from fly sprays, conditioners, supplements, medications, vaccinations and wormers used to supposedly keep them healthy. Years ago, our horses had the ability to rid their body’s of these toxins, but todays massive increase in toxic related exposure creates a ‘body burden’ where the body can no longer handle the toxic load and the result can create illness.
Symptoms & Conditions Linked to Environmental Toxicity
Allergies Cancer Obesity
Ear problems Colic Pancreatic Dysfunction
Aggression Cystitis Proud Flesh
Anemia Dental Problems Respiratory Problems
Arteriosclerosis Dermatitis Sarcoids
Arthritis Enteroliths Sinusitis
Asthma Eye Problems Skin Problems
Behavioral Disorders Hoof problems Stall Vices
Bone Weakness Infections Thyroid problem
Bladder Infections Infertility Training issues
Blindness Laminitis Ulcers
Bloat Liver Dysfunction Urinary problems
Bronchitis Melanomas Viral Infections
Bursitis Musculo-Skeletal Wound Healing
Every horses in the United States is a victim of toxicity, it doesn’t matter where you live. The big question is what you can do about this ever increasing problem? Detoxify your horse now.
A very unique mineral is now taking center stage as the premier detox for people and animals. This mineral is called a zeolite, specifically clinoptilolite zeolites. Zeolite minerals are formed when lava hits salt and fresh water lakes. Zeolites are one of the few negatively charged minerals in nature and has a very unique honey-comb structure. In nature, this mineral draws to it positively charged particles such as heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and various carcinogens. A biochemist recently developed a method of cleaning out the pores of the mined zeolites thus making them clean or activated. This zeolite when taken internally by humans and animals and has proven itself to remove heavy metals, toxins, and chemicals while balancing the body’s pH to a normal alkaline level, thus promoting overall health. Zeolites have been used in European countries and Asia for over 500 years to improve health of people and animals. Zeolite was used to treat the land at Chernobyl and was also fed to cows and to people to remove radioactive material from their bodies with great success.
In the past year, we have seen tremendous results to horses fed zeolites on a daily basis. Some of these results include: Grand Prix horse on daily Neigh-Lox due to ulcers and a chronic history of colic…after only one month the horse was removed from ulcer medication and has had no bouts of colic for a year.
Topically applied zeolite on sarcoid 3”x4” completely fell off after only 1month. Mare with aggressive behavior made a dramatic change in personality after 4 weeks on zeolite, preliminary testing had shown high levels of mercury in her body. Gelding presented with very large mass on chest, diagnosed with Dryland Distemper, after only 5 days on Zeolites mass reduced by 95% and horse was back to work. Studies in humans have shown increased athletic performance with the addition of zeolites to their training regime, the same has been shown in horses who also exhibit more stamina, strength and endurance.
A 17 year old jumper became increasingly unsound due to debilitating arthritis, zeolites greatly improved situation and horse is working and showing again with no other supplementation or anti-inflammatory medications. Gelding with history of profuse allergies to flies found great relief from zeolites and no longer has scabs and discomfort all summer long. The stories go on and on…the reality is that by detoxifying our horses thoroughly with liquid activated zeolites (60% in the bloodstream and 40% in the GI tract) and balancing their body’s pH, we can allow our horse’s to be healthy naturally so that their bodies can heal themselves as mother nature intended and we can stop supplementing their symptoms.
It is a fact that most chronic illnesses in our animals is due to toxicity. We spend thousands of dollars each year on medications, supplements and treatments to address these health issues when in fact we are merely treating the symptoms and rarely the cause. If the cause of so many of these illnesses is related to toxicity in the food, water and environment, wouldn’t it make sense to remove the toxins from the body naturally and generate a healthy animal that can heal itself ?
In May there was a news story about Pena Blanca Lake near Rio Rico and the problem that they are having with mercury contamination in the lake sediment and the fish. The report said that the Forest Service was getting ready to address this problem by draining the lake, removing and destroying the fish and taking about 10’ of sediment out of the lake bottom. They would then allow mother nature to refill the lake and then restock it with fish. Several questions immediately came to mind: What were they going to do with all that water and where were they going to ‘dump’ the mercury laden sediment? The mercury that has accumulated in the lake and fish probably got there from water run off to start with, so by letting the lake refill itself from run off wouldn’t it re-contaminate itself upon self filling? To remove 10’ of sediment out of the bottom of the lake, wouldn’t you be causing damage to the fragile lake ecosystem?
A recent proposal was submitted to the USFS Coronado Nogales District on an alternative method of cleaning up the mercury contamination in fish and sediment of Pena Blanca Lake. This alternative remediation formulated by Jim Flowers, Biochemist, uses an all natural mineral, activated or clean zeolite (specifically clinoptilolite, chabizite and heulandite) powder disbursed into the water to remove mercury as well as other heavy metals, chemicals and toxins naturally and safely that may be present in the lake. Zeolite lake remediation has proven successful in many parts of the world and we hope that Pena Blanca Lake zeolite remediation will set the stage so that we can also clean up Arivaca Lake, Patagonia Lake, Parker Canyon Lake and some 40 other contaminated lakes across Arizona. In New Zealand, the heavily contaminated Rotorua Lakes were remediated with zeolites with tremendous success.
Follow up on Pena Blanca Lake Remediation.
Let's just say that the typical political bureaucracy won. Those who pushed through the draining of the lake and removal of sediment made out very well. Interestingly enough, the sediment was moved to a HILLTOP ABOVE THE LAKE. You can't make this stuff up.... anyway, I think that re-contamination might be a very real issue in the not to distant future.
500,000 tons of zeolite were used successfully in the clean-up after the nuclear power plant disaster at Chernobyl which involved cohesive efforts by virtually every zeolite production facility in the entire former U.S.S.R. Zeolites were fed to cattle in an effort to keep radioactive ions out of the milk, and were baked into bread and cookies for children in an effort to minimize the radioactive contamination in humans. Zeolites were also used at ‘Three Mile Island’ a decade or so before Chernobyl. Contaminated land, such as Brown Field near Three Mile Island was rendered fit for building and agriculture after treating the soil with sufficient quantities of zeolites.
There is a lot of concern and discussion currently going on in southern Arizona regarding mining and it’s affect on the quality of groundwater. Zeolites can be applied in powdered form directly to open pit mine lakes to pull out the heavy metals, chemicals and toxins in the water and prevent them from entering the local groundwater and aquifers.
Zest for Zeolites 11/15/10 in Animal Wellness Magazine
People and animals across the world are benefiting from incorporating zeolites into their lives. It is clearly evident that we live in a toxic world and it has been reported that the average American takes in over 150 chemicals, toxins, carcinogens and/or heavy metals each and everyday. After time, this intake of toxins builds up in the body and creates what is called a ’body burden’ which can and usually does result in chronic disease. By adding Zeolites to you and your pets daily regime you can remove these toxins from the body naturally and also balance the body’s pH to a normal alkaline state. Disease thrives in an acidic body but does not do well in an alkaline body. Most people who have integrated activated zeolites into their lives have noticed increased energy and stamina as well as the disappearance of many chronic health problems.
Zeolites seem to address many issues that are of great concern to Americans across the country. With just one naturally occurring mineral we can remove toxins and carcinogens from our body, clean up our water and our land. Hopefully, the USFS Nogales District will recognize the tremendous benefits of treating Pena Blanca Lake and remediation by zeolites of water, sediment and fish and this will set the precedence for cleaning up lakes across Arizona and around the country.