They’re 1:3 statistically, but I think that is highly under reported. And then if you include obesity, autoimmune disease, arthritis, allergies, and gastrointestinal disease, we’re seeing nearly a 100% of the animals getting some form of chronic disease. But what’s worse than that is that their life expectancy is down by seven years compared to 20 years ago. So I wanna help shine some light on things that we can do. In this presentation, I’m gonna share with you my six steps to help keep these animals healthy or to help them to heal. This includes supplying them with the essential nutrients that they need for their body, removing excess toxins and how to do mitochondrial repair. But I think it’s important to understand how we got into this health mess. And lied to, but that the pet health industry just like the human health industry is driven by economics.
And we have been sold on fast, cheap, and convenient, which doesn’t usually relate to health and longevity. We need to get our head out of the sand and draw a line in the sand with the proper knowledge and a better toolkit, we can take back our power, our health, our pets health, and the health of our planet. But the first thing we have to do is stop pointing the blame finger and not taking responsibility. We can’t make any more excuses because when you point your finger, there are four fingers pointing back at you. So it’s us that needs to change our behavior. We need to quit buying the fast, cheap, and convenient. And when we do that, the companies that are supplying these materials will see that they can’t sell it to us and they’ll start to meet consumer demand and provide better products. Well, it is a lot to figure out, and I know that pet owners come to me knowing that they need to make a change, but they don’t know what to do. So with the internet and Dr. Google, and, of course, everybody sharing their opinion on Facebook, how do you make good decisions? Well, it starts with understanding our belief systems and the belief system is simply a thought you keep repeating. Where do they come from? Well, they come from what we were taught. So our school education, our parents, what the media is sending us, and maybe that belief system needs to change. So imagine this guy on the left, he’s our western allopathically trained doctor and the lady on the right, she’s our eastern alternative medicine. And they’re both looking at the same thing, but from their perspective, they see something different. It doesn’t make one right, or one wrong, it just means that they can only see things from their own lens. But what if we are able to shift that and we are able to do the integrative world, which is an and not an or. so this is how I practice.
How do you, the pet parent, fit into this? Well, like the picture shows, it’s a team effort to get to the finish line. So you, as the pet parent, are part of the health team for your fur kids, You need to become knowledgeable because you are their advocate. And when you understand what integrative medicine is, it’s a collaborative effort between eastern and western medicine. It means a bigger, better toolkit that is more effective. So this is the traditional toolkit on the left. Most veterinarians will do a full blood workup. They’ll take a CBC chemistry. They’ll do a thyroid panel, check electrolytes. Heartworm is checked for both cats and dogs. Kitty cats, we do feline leukemia and feline AIDS, urinalysis, digital x-rays in my practice at least, and ultrasound and echoes of the heart. When we get into the toolkit, there’s a saying that if you only have a hammer, then everything looks like a nail.
And I think that’s the problem that we’ve run across is that the toolkit just isn’t big enough in the western world. In the integrative world, we do everything that the traditional world does, and more. We do thermography. We check for cancer markers, inflammatory markers. We check the innate immune system by checking vitamin D, B12 and magnesium levels. We look for heavy metals. We do live blood analysis to evaluate the fourth phase or structured water in the body. We do bio energetic testing because we need to see what is happening energetically, along with what’s happening physically. We use our intuition and that’s super important. In the western world, our therapies are typically the nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatories, steroids, antibiotics, surgery, chemo, and radiation, and then everything else looks like a nail.
In the integrative toolkit in the alternative world, look at the size of this kit We do photobiomodulation, which is a light therapy. We use ozone, lymphatic therapy, acupuncture, pulse electromagnetic frequencies with pica tesla-ranged frequencies. We use sound frequency, therapeutic lasers, chiropractic molecular hydrogen, light therapy, salt booth, hyperbaric oxygen, photoactivators, platelet-rich plasma, prolo therapy, infrared full spectrum saunas, herbs, oils, homotoxicology, energy and emotions. But our kit always starts with the proper species, appropriate food, clean structured water, and essential nutrients. And then last but not least is detoxification of all six organs of elimination. It’s also important to identify the root cause of disease. So here’s a tip for you. Don’t stop with looking at the symptom. All disease starts with either a deficiency of an essential nutrient that the body needs to do its job, or there’s an overload of toxicity, inhibiting the body from operating and functioning properly. And in most cases, it’s a combination; we have deficiency and excess happening at the same time, which leads to inflammation. Inflammation leads to leaky gut. And I know everybody has heard this term leaky gut, but what it means is that the barrier that keeps things from coming into your body becomes compromised. So you’re looking at the gut lining and the cells that line the gut. And on the right hand side, you can see that the cells start to become separated. There becomes a gap that is larger than what was supposed to be there, and when that happens, then toxins can come in through those openings. They go right into the bloodstream and then they’re carried to the liver.
It’s the liver’s job to mount the inflammatory response to get rid of these invaders and the liver does a fantastic job. The problem is in today’s modern society that the invaders never stop coming in so the liver never stops producing the inflammation. The kiss principle, we’ve all heard the kiss principle; keep it simple, stupid. Well, here’s a tip, and I want you to write this down, nature does not do anything that is stupid, nature only does what is sustainable because what is sustainable is successful. So from now on, I wanna plant the seed for you to think critically. If you have a question about what is the right thing to do, look at nature and ask, how does nature solve this problem? So this is biomimicry and biomimicry is the new biology that scientists study the patterns and strategies that nature uses, not just to survive, but to thrive. So biomimicry is using nature’s principles, it’s using the safe element on the periodic chart.
Man uses biotechnology, biotechnology uses everything on the periodic chart, even the things that are toxic. Well, it’s time to get back to that life transforming event that took me from playing relatively small, to playing full out. And the result of my transformation came from my dedicated promise that I was never going to say to a pet parent, “I am sorry. There is nothing more that I can do for you.” That was not acceptable. My story, of course, starts with a horse. This is Demi, my youngest daughter and Lilyla Crew. our show horse. Demi was 10 years old at the time, And Lily was seven. And this dynamic duo was almost undefeated at the local, regional and national levels. They weren’t just horse and rider, they were best friends. But Lily was extra special because this amazing athlete could safely carry my precious 10 year old around the arena and she could be shown by our trainer in open divisions.
Lilly was a US and Canadian national champion in three divisions, country English show hack and costume. But her most important job was carrying my 10 year old safely around the arena. And then there was the event where something went very wrong. Lily had spooked, we thought a couple times in the class, very uncharacteristic for her. And when she came into line up, the trainers go and stand in front of their horses and their rider, and something started to happen to Lily’s neck. It looked like she was being attacked by something, and the trainer reached her hand up to fix whatever the problem was, and that’s when the unthinkable happened and Lily reared into the air. The number one cause of a rider’s death when a horse rears is falling over on their rider and crushing them. I had a 10 pound child and a 2000 pound horse. This could have been a disaster. Well, no one had taught my daughter if your horse rears bail off. So she was literally dangling from Lily’s reigns and she was literally pulling her over backwards. Somehow in this seconds of unfolding, Lily had the presence of mind to feel where her rider was falling and with all the strength that she could, Lily’s tried to push herself in the opposite direction of my daughter. When Lily hit the ground, the reverberation was deafening and nobody could see space between Lily and my daughter. As I was jumping over the fence and running towards my daughter, Lily struggled to her feet and my daughter was still on the ground, not moving. When I got to my daughter, I truly did not know what I was gonna find. And I was relieved to see that the only thing that she had hurt was her pride. But back at home, that wasn’t the end of the story. Lily had a few more episodes where something was going wrong with her head and her neck.
We had equine veterinarians come out and look at her and they said, “Dr. Siegel, we really don’t know what’s wrong with Lily, but here’s what you can do. You can retire her to a pasture because she’s not safe to ride and she will never be shown again or you can put her down. And it was those words that triggered something inside of me that said, no, that is not acceptable. This horse literally saved my daughter’s life, and I wasn’t going to stop until I could fix this horse. So that took me into a five month journey looking for integrative solutions for Lilly. And I will tell you that five months later, this amazing duo went on to win the United States Reserve National championship, which is the most prestigious youth show in the entire United States. So the story is never let somebody else define what is possible for you or your family members. I’d like to now share tip number four. This is my six steps to health and healing. And I do this on my healthy animals to prevent disease.
I do this on my challenged animals to help them to heal. Step number one, and guys, I can’t make this any easier, you gotta stop doing the things that are causing the problem. So we have to stop polluting the body. We have to supply the essential nutrients that the body needs to do its job. We have to heal the leaky gut. We have to detoxify the organs of elimination. They are the kidney, the colon, the lungs, the liver, the skin, and the lymphatics. And we have to support the mitochondria so that we can have more energy and better communication throughout the body. And last but certainly not least, is clearing the trapped emotions because we now know that all dis-ease has trapped emotions associated with it. So let’s dive into a couple of these a little bit deeper. When we talk about stopping the pollution of the body, we’re referring to the species appropriate food that we need to feed.
Structured, clean water, the environment, and the A.N.T.s that live in our brains and the A.N.T.s are the automatic negative thoughts that come when we’re under stress or we’re experiencing fear. Well, when we experience that we’re creating neurochemicals that are turning on the signals in our cells that we don’t want and they’re also entraining these energies to our pets. I do think it’s important to define what a species appropriate diet is. And it’s as simple as saying, look at nature and what does a carnivore eat in nature? So for me, a species appropriate diet is the diet that that animal would eat if man did not intervene. So a carnivore in the wild will kill another animal and they will eat it in the state that they killed it in. If nature intended for them to eat kibble food, they would’ve created a kibble
processor out in nature, or if they wanted them to can their food and save it for the winter time, they would’ve created some kind of preservation and canning department, but nature didn’t do that. Cats are obligate carnivores. That means they have no dietary requirement for carbohydrates. The ideal diet for a cat is the composition of a mouse Water is the next thing that I really wanna spend a couple of minutes on because it is so critically important. Studies have shown that tap water in today’s day and age has more than 60,000 toxic chemicals in it. Many of them being carcinogens. They are not filtered out by the refrigerator filter, and they’re not taken out by your county municipalities. So here is what I would recommend, if you’re looking for a water system for your drinking and your cooking water that it, number one, has to be highly filtering. It has to remove the heavy metals, the insecticides, the pesticides, the fluoride, glyphosate, all of these things need to be out.
It needs to structure the water and I could spend another entire lecture talking about structured water. It needs to remineralize the water because we need these minerals as co-factors for our biological processes in our body. Molecular hydrogen acts as an antioxidant, very, very important. There are two types of systems out there. One does electrolysis, which means it needs electricity in order to be able to split the water molecule. The other is a reaction of magnesium with water. This is a wet type of technology, and it does not require electricity. The company that you choose look into their scientific testing, make sure that they can show you their certifications, that their claims are backed up. And then they should have great customer service and company integrity. The second area that we want to focus on are the essential nutrients and very simply the foods that we’re eating today, even if they’re organic, they are nutrient depleted because the soils that these foods are grown on, our nutrient depleted.
Farming practices have not been sustainable so there’s no way around this. We have to do proper supplementation. Healing the gut, when we talk about a healthy gut, nice tight junctions and replenishing this healthy microbiome. In the wild, as animals killed another animal and ate their meal, they would actually chew through the intestinal tract, getting some of the intestinal contents into their mouth. That’s how they inoculated themselves in the wild, while we’re not expecting to do that, however, we do need to restore that microbiome by supplying fermented foods. Detoxification, I think, is critical. I see so many animals that their organs of elimination are just bogged down and they’re not able to do their job. In my opinion, the liver and the lymphatics are the two most important organs of elimination because they have to do the most heavy lifting.
And so we focus on helping them to detoxify. The mitochondria, many different ways that we can support the mitochondria, from ozone using postal, electromagnetic frequencies, hyperbaric oxygen, infrared therapy, sound and light frequencies. Nutraceuticals, coffee enemas are fantastic, but please consult the holistic veterinarian before you do to this at home on your pets. And, of course, creating hormetic stressors to help the mitochondria restore function. Last but not least, is clearing these trapped emotions and there are a variety of different things that can be done. Work with your health practitioner to find what works best for you and your fur baby. Now, I would be remiss if we didn’t talk about the autonomic nervous system because it plays a critical role, not only in gut health, but in the
ability for the body to repair. So I presented this as a teeter totter because we have the sympathetic and the parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system. When one is on, the other is off, just like a Teeter totter. The sympathetic side is your fight /flight. It’s what happens when danger presents itself and you need to run from the danger. And then the parasympathetic side is the rest/repair digest, detoxify and reproduction side. Well, if there is this persistent danger in your life, like maybe from the S.A.D. day, which I call the standard American day, or maybe you’re eating this S.A.D. diet, which is the standard American diet, and all of these things put your body in this constant sympathetic tone. Well, when you’re in a constant sympathetic tone, you have turned off your parasympathetic nervous system and you can no longer repair digest, detoxify, et cetera.
So it is a critical factor in healthcare that you help your pet get into this parasympathetic state first, and then everything else can follow behind it. This is the device that I use. It’s a pulse electromagnetic frequency device that works in the pica tesla ranges. These are the very low frequencies that our body entrains to. We use full spectrum infrared. The sun produces full spectrum infrared, but we’re not out in the sun all day long like our ancestors used to be. In fact, there is actually a disease now that we call secondary to light deficiency. So we are literally light deficient because we’re spending all our time indoors. We’re under artificial lighting and our pets are inside with us. So on the left, we see the kitties laying on our full spectrum infrared pad. And then this doggy in the center is laying in an infrared sauna. And then on the right, we have the portable saunas, which are also wonderful to use.
We are very big on structuring the water in the body and we do that through a variety of different means, but this is one of the things that we use. This produces singlet oxygen and then we take that oxygen and just put it out into the room. So as our pets are going through their therapy, they’re inhaling the singlet oxygen and it’s restructuring the water in their body. This is assisted lymphatic therapy. We use a special machine that has glass probes and it’s transmitting microcurrents and inert gases and it’s helping to open up the lymphatic drainage areas. And then we decongest the entire body and help to flow the lymphatics into their drainage areas. We are able to do the deep lymphatics as well because we have settings on the machine that allow us to go into the deep lymphatics. And as you can see, the animals really enjoy their therapies. This is our detoxification foot bath. On our large animals, we just put their front feet in.
And for our little guys, they enjoy just doing the whole body dip. So we can see that our little dogs and even our kitties tolerated very well. This is one of my favorite machines. It does a vibration and sound frequency. So it combines two technologies. And we have four different cases here that are displayed sitting on the machine. But I wanted to show you a couple of snakes that we had come in and the owner had just purchased these snakes. He didn’t think they felt good. He was afraid they had colds. So we decided to treat them with the vibration and sound frequency. The black things that are sitting on top of their little cages are called cell exciters and they concentrate the sound and the frequencies in one area. So I put them over the top of the cages of each snake and notice that both of them became very active and they chose to move directly underneath the cell exciter. So that told me that they were
wanting to sync in with those frequencies and it was making them feel better. We use ozone in a variety of different ways. We do major autohemotherapy, which is where we take some blood from the patient. We ozonate it and then we put it back into the patient. We also do it rectally as an insufflation. We bubble it through oils and breathe it as ozonides. We can give it subcutaneously as acupuncture, and we do a topical lavage with it. Now, a lot of times people don’t get to really experience or understand what ozone does. So I wanted to do a little live blood presentation for you showing what happens when we give rectal ozone. On the left is a dog that came in that wasn’t feeling good and the red blood cells are all clumped together. This is a condition called rouleau. In this dog, I would actually call this aggregation, ’cause it was so severe and the cells are stuck together. They’re not able to do their metabolic function, which is to pick up oxygen from the lungs, deliver it to the tissues and then pick up waste material and deliver it out the body.
On the right-hand side is the same patient, 10 minutes after we gave rectal ozone. So we can see now that that fourth phase of water has expanded, has allowed the cells to separate and they’re actually looking like normal red blood cells. They have beautiful architecture, they’re moving well, and they’re able to do their metabolic function. Clinically, this animal felt dramatically better. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy on the left. I’m about to dive with two of my cancer patients. And then on the right, I wanted to show you how much space is in these chambers. So I’m laying down and I have another cancer patient with me and it’s very roomy and comfortable and extremely relaxing and one of our wonderful tools for helping detoxification. Halo therapy is also called dry salt therapy. It’s where we use medical great salt and we aerosolize it so that the patient is breathing it in. It’s phenomenal for the sinuses, for the trachea, for the bronchial tree, for the lungs.
It’s sort of like taking a toothbrush and cleaning the entire respiratory tract. It’s also wonderful for skin diseases. So when we have animals that come in, either with sores or burns or have seborrhea, the salt acts as a desicant and it helps to be an antibacterial and an antiviral agent. We see a lot of anxious animals these days. They’re very anxious. They’re hyperactive. For whatever reason, this is really becoming a big deal in our industry. And we don’t wanna manhandle these animals to try to treat them. So this little guy, I want you to see, had come in, he’s six months old. He didn’t feel good. We took x-rays and found that his back was out of alignment. So I wanted to do a chiropractic adjustment, but every time I barely touched this dog, he would blow up like this. We really couldn’t manage him. So we decided to use our sound frequency. I don’t like to use drugs.
And here is three minutes into the music and he already is laid down. Look at his eyes. They’re just becoming so heavy, and he is yawning. He’s perking up. He’s trying to be a little hyperactive, but he just can’t resist it. Big yawn, eyes are getting droopy, literally four minutes. And then, as we observe, his head just goes down and he relaxes. But the big question is, can I now adjust him? And watch this, I’m able to actually do his adjustment. Mama’s petting him, but not really restraining him and he’s allowing us to do everything that we need to do. Acupuncture, I always wondered who was the first person that stuck a needle in either themselves or somebody else and actually discovered a benefit. Well, maybe it was this mammoth who was saying that how odd that his neck is feeling better, while the hunters are shooting arrows into his back end. This is electrical stim acupuncture. This is a little kitty cat that was paralyzed, and this is one of the technologies that we use to help get her walking again. Crystal fusion light therapy is where we take full spectrum light and then pass it through a variety of different kinds of gemstones, and the different gemstones have different properties. Some are stimulating, some are sedating, some are warming, some are cooling. So depending on the problem that we’re dealing with, we can pick the right gemstone. This is photobiomodulation also called low level light therapy. We use photo activators, which were our compounds that we can take intravenously, like vitamin C and curcumin. And then we follow that with intravenous light therapy to activate those compounds and make them more powerful.
In the center picture, My daughter and I are in Mexico at our friend’s cancer clinic, having a therapy ourselves. And on the left is an animal where I’ve injected the knees for a cruciate rupture. We did Prolo ozone therapy, and now we’re doing the laser light behind it. And on the right hand side is the same laser, but used as a shower head and we’re able to use it topically. So with low level light therapy, we have different wavelengths of light that we utilize from ultraviolet, blue, green, yellow, red, and infrared. But the problem with the low level lights, like the ultraviolet, the blue, the green and the yellow is that they don’t penetrate intact skin. The melanocytes in the skin absorb the colors so they don’t any deeper. But with this Endo laser, we’re able to bypass the skin and put the light right into the joints where we need it to work or we can inject it into tumors or into the abdomen or into the bloodstream. Oh, my gosh, I can’t believe we’re almost out of time.
It has been a wonderful journey with you. And I wanna share with you a practical tip. I find that the two biggest reasons why people fail at anything is number one, a lack of knowledge. Wow, we’ve given you a ton of knowledge today. And the second reason they fail is the inability to implement all that knowledge. You know, sometimes we learn so much that it becomes this overwhelming effort and so we don’t do anything ’cause we don’t know where to start. So here’s how I want you to do. I want you to take a piece of paper and fold it in half. Column A is gonna be the left-hand top of the paper, column B the right-hand top of the paper. column A are all the things that you should be doing, but you have not learned to do yet until today. Column B are all the things that you should not be doing, but you still are because no one gave you an alternative or taught you any better.
As you go back through these videos, I want you to make your list, all the things that you should be doing down column A, all the things you shouldn’t be doing down column B, and then every week, pick one item from column A to start, and pick one item from column B to stop. And before long, you’re gonna have made massive changes to your pet’s health and it won’t be overwhelming. It’ll be sustainable, and it’ll be a wonderful journey. My last thought that I wanna share with you is to have the trust and faith that everything happens for your highest and best good. Even the ouchy things happen for your highest and best good. There’s also no coincidence that you have a fur member in your family right now with whatever challenge they may be having at this time in your life. Everything has significant meaning. I look forward to connecting with you and on the screen; you can see all the different ways that we can stay connected, blessings, everyone.