Saturday, April 11, 2015

Pre-mixing nutrient don'ts

I'd been putting a handful of whatever nutrient they seem to draw on any given day into the water when I'm cooking. Then when I read about the development of dmso in garlic if it's kept exposed, I began to put it in a rough grind in the mixie and use a spoonful of that to mix into the water after cooking. I did the same with fresh ginger which the cats loved. A big mistake was mixing the asafoetida, ginger and garlic which none of the animals loved - smelled awful to me too. Another big mistake was mixing the magnesium chloride with the soda bicarbonate - it bubbled out into a gloop that sits as a sediment at the bottom (science sites say that they shouldn't react, but they obviously haven't tried dropping a spoonful of soda bicarb in a saturated solution of mag chlor! Nothing quite like empirical evidence. I'd like to give them a pic of the mess, but they're all 'become a member to comment' kind of sites.:)

Well, now I've begun to make more sensible pre-mixes that I can use a spoonful of. This way they aren't getting too much of anything but a balanced amount of many nutrients.

1. Ginger mix: Ginger + turmeric + black til (sesame)
2. Jeera mix: Jeera -100 gms + Cupric chloride 1tsp + Zinc sulphate 1 tsp + Mang dioxide 1 tsp + Potassium iodate 1 tsp + Calc sulphate 10 tsp. Whisked together in a mixie.

The Jeera mix is quite adventurous and I'm rather proud of it. I'm adding Magnesium chloride or sulphate over this lot in the cooking, but I'll soon add crystals and mixie them all to bits.

The reason I'm hesitating is that I've just read that Cupric chloride reacts to Aluminium which is a bummer.:/ This means that I'd have to go back to copper sulphate which is yuck tasting or add this after cooking which would make it liquid and therefore probably more unstable than the powder mix.

The thing is that I have to mix all the sulphates together (copper, zinc, magnesium) and the chlorides together separately - putting them in combinations makes them react to each other, esp. copper sulphate with many other chloride ingredients.

They also draw more chlorides during the New Moon to Full Moon phase than the FM to NM phase (sulphates).

And both sulphates and chlorides need to be balanced with bicarbonates after the meal so that they don't acidulate the body too much. No easy way to do that since I'm not giving the street dogs any liquids after the meal. I can mix bicarbonate into the food, but it reacts to copper sulph and zinc sulph and reduces the ph making the food spoil easier.

So my reading says I've got to get to know more and my premixing is not perfectly in tune yet. Still I've made a start on getting the proportions right.:)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Cupric chloride trial (not tri!)

I bought cupric chloride, which is more expensive than cupric sulphate, because I read a patent where the author claimed that it was not just more bioavailable than the sulphate (105%), but that it didn't react to the vitamins and other nutrients in the mix compromising them. He also claimed it was more tasteless than copper sulphate which is yuck.... which it isn't.:) It still has a distinct copper taste and a little of the bitterness.

I put it in my tea generously - too generously. It's taken me 4 days to dull the flavour by adding fresh tea to the mix constantly.

The first thing was a bit of dizziness within a half hour of taking it, which happened again the next day for a little longer when I was out in the sun. But it disappeared after that. The main thing I've noticed by way of reaction was the second day when I felt a burning pain in the middle of my foot and then in the palm of the same side. Both disappeared in 15 minutes or so. The next thing was that I was slightly gassy, burping a bit for an evening the second day and the fourth day, but that was all.

All my fears of it being corrosive (from the FDA and other netsites) and harmful, changing the serum copper levels, etc. were just a bunch of hoopla. It's probably best given after the full moon, not as much as I took, and before the last quarter, because this is when they've drawn it the most - but dogs draw copper in homeopathy all the time, just like magnesium, so it should be fine to give it more regularly.

I want to add it to the magnesium chloride and zinc sulphate so that there's a balance of nutrients for liver function. I'm trying to buy zinc chloride so that the sulphate and chloride don't react.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Transdermal arguments

There are a few asking a good question on the net: how well can nutrients be absorbed transdermally when the skin is meant to keep things out and oral ingestion meant to absorb?

Since no one is answering that question on the net, I thought I'd give it a try.

First off, I agree that skin appears to be excretory in its main function. It supports the kidneys in that is a route to throw out toxins like excess sodium/salt and urea and 'xenobiotics.' But mostly it seems to absorb and retain the toxins removing them from the inner organs. Sweating, scaling, inflammation, hardening and other attempts by the skin to slough off the toxic load isn't efficient. So unless the liver's bile does the detoxification or the kidneys do it, a dog's skin can only store the worst of it.

I think the skin is meant to 'keep things out', but really keep toxins out from damaging the inner, more important tissues.

Osmosis is absorptive and the skin does take in liquids by osmosis.It also seems very receptive to fats since the liver coats our skin with cholesterol to make it absorptive of sunlight and produce Vitamin D. So there's a good link between the skin and the liver that seems to make it a digestive aid.

That's my argument for transdermal use.:)
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In my experience I've found that the healthier street dogs absorb Magnesium chloride and Zinc sulphate within 24 hours through the skin, and it leaves the fur shiny and clean. This is so astonishing to me that I've tried putting Mag chlor on my hair and leaving it on. Even 3 days later my hair is a sticky salty mess. My skin too absorbs Mag chlor very slowly, feeling damp for 2-3 days before it sloughs off leaving fresh, cleaner skin under.

So what is it that makes street dogs such efficient users of transdermal absorption? My initial theory was that they were in greater need of the nutrient than the dogs at home or myself, but now I don't think that's right. Perhaps it is the exposure to the sun that makes them better at processing transdermally.

But the dogs at home are getting better at it. Initially they would take 3-5 days and would need me to wipe off the remaining salt, but now it takes them a day or two and the salts are completely absorbed. So maybe as the liver improves its function, so does the skin.

As of now it appears to be a good test of the condition of the liver (or kidneys?). Doesn't say much for my own then!:)

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The LQ-New Moon-FQ is finally a positive time!

This period from Last Qtr to First Qtr, and especially the New Moon, was a harrowing period for me. Dogs die especially during this time. Dogs that are recovering have set-backs. Normal, healthy cats and dogs come up with weird problems during this period which are virtually insoluble.

What's worse, things that go wrong in this period, never seem to get corrected again after (probably because it is in the nerves). Anyway, those 15 days have always been a time to get past and survive, rather than get any use out of.

But not now! In the last few weeks I've found a good reason to wait impatiently for this time - and mostly because I want to detox the animals. I feel I have a good idea of how to go about it, at least in theory! I need to give the toxic heavy metals in (higher?) potency to reduce the toxic load in animals.

These are the toxins that seem to bother the medical community and nutritionists on the net. Just as an aside - virtually every element in the periodic table seems to bother someone or the other, but this is the consensus list of the worst offenders in red:

 The ones in yellow are only in case of overdose, though they seem to also play some role in the body.

The colourless ones are also not considered harmless, just less harmful.:)

The thing that struck me is how all these dangerous toxic substances lie in a diagonal between gold and florine. So that's the line that I'll be concentrating on.

The next thing that struck me from my experience is that removing the red ones probably requires the yellow ones above and around it. So Cadmium will help remove Mercury and Zinc will then remove the Cadmium. Just as Iodine will remove Chlorine, Bromine and Florine, but they probably need to be done systematically.

I've found animals needs tons of Argent nitricum and Copper - maybe it is in the process of removing the Aurum that needs this. Likewise, Ancient drew tons of Cadmium - maybe there was a heavy load of mercury absorbed by his sensitive system that led to the epileptic fits? Likewise with Bromine and Florine - the animals draw more Chlorine than they do the Iodine.

More later.