Whenever encore presentations of Nature: Why We love Cats and Dogs air on PBS, Jerry gets lots of comments in his guestbook from viewers sharing their own stories of love and dedication for their beloved pets. Many thanks to Baron who recently provided this thoughtful information …
I had lost a boxer to cancer many years ago — so I decided to do some research on cancer — and I found some information online about the ability of Beta Glucan to put a coating around cancer cells and then allowing our white fighter t-cells to attack and kill off the cancer cells. I have been feeding my dogs Beta Glucan every morning for the last 8 to 10 years — I have 9 dogs and all have been cancer free. I cannot say for sure if it is the Beta Glucan that has kept them cancer free — but it sure seems to work. I am not a doctor so as they say check with your doctor. Here is my recipe. Mix Together:
- 1 cup of raw organic oats
- 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of brewers yeast or nutrition yeast (the oats and either brewers or nutrition yeast are the best sources of Beta Glucan)
DO NOT USE BAKERS YEAST. I HAVE READ IT CAN KILL YOU OR YOUR DOG BECAUSE IT WILL CAUSE THEM TO OVER BLOAT! USE ONLY BREWERS OR NUTRITION YEAST!!! Then I Add:
- 1 teaspoon of blackstrap molasses per dog
- 1/2 cup organic barley flakes ( barley flakes are great for cholesterol)
- 3 tablespoons of wheat germ ( great source of vitamin E)
- 1 tablespoon of organic peanut butter
NOTE: I make sure the wheat germ I buy is kept in the refrigerator at the health food store and I keep it stored in my refrigerator because heat and light turns vitamin E rancid — I do not use toasted wheat germ! I use organic peanut butter that I get buttered right out of the machine at the health food store — most of large health food stores have the peanut butter machines that crush the peanuts right there — so you get fresh peanut butter with out any salt/sugar etc. Peanut butter is a good source of Q10 which is good for the Heart. None of my animals are having heart problems also. (I have read that some animals have reactions to peanut butter-so again check with your vet) Finally, I use either oat milk or soy milk to mix it all up into a mush. Again you can get oat milk or soy milk at the health food store. Let me add that the brewers or nutrition yeast are loaded with all kinds of nutrition b-vitamins etc. I am always getting remarks from people on how nice my dogs coats shine and look. What to do if you want any more info on any of the above items just do a “health benefits of ” search on your computer search engine and you will get all kinds of info. At night I normally cook my dogs lentils and add different anti-cancer foods like carrots/broccoli/cabbage/cauliflower after the lentils are cooked and I then add a can of vegetarian can dog food I buy at pet store or health food store for flavoring — some times I will use some earth balance butter I get at the health food store for flavoring and I also mix a jar of organic tomato sauce in the lentils (tomato sauce is said to be a good anti-stomach cancer food) Don’t use any that have mushrooms in it — [some] mushrooms are very toxic to animals. Again check with your vet! ~ Baron
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Beta Glucan Supplements
We read here that in order to be effective, Beta Glucan has to be processed first, because it is not readily useable in its natural state. To avoid the risk of bloat from using raw yeast, the following links are provided so readers can do further research about commercial Beta Glucan Supplements.
Further Reading about Beta Glucan
- eHow article: Can Beta Glucan Be Given to Pets?
- Alternative Therapies for Canine Cancer
- American Cancer Society: Maitake Mushroom Information