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Cancer – from a professionals view

“When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell.” Lance Armstrong

In treating my own dog Cody who was diagnosed with Axial Osteosarcoma on 4/11/11 I met Steve Katz. With respect and kindness I wish to thank him for providing the following information which has he written specifically for us here at BRL.

Cancer A Perspective
Steve Katz, President/Founder

CANINE Cancer Research USA 501(c)(3)
“Cancer is a man-made disease”, is a phrase I have read a few times and do not disagree with.

Every day we contend with invisible environmental toxins, processed foods made to increase profits, not nutrition, chlorine and
fluoride in our water supply, artificial sweeteners made from chemicals and of course genetics that determine much of who and
what we are. The deck is stacked against us and it’s up to us to make informed decisions not because of a clinical trial but because
it’s the healthy thing to do, the way nature wanted it to be.

Cancer in people and cancer in animals is the same disease; an uncontrolled growth of cells. Many health experts agree well over
half of all cancer is preventable via diet and nutrition, exercise and a healthy lifestyle. But again, the deck is stacked against us. So
what are we supposed to do?

Knowledge is power and the more we know best demonstrated practices how to prevent cancer, (as best as possible) we can greatly
improve the odds.

Nutrition is where it all begins, to strengthen the immune system to defend against invaders. Eating and drinking foods loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients increases natural killer cell activity in the body. (Our best line of defense) People and animals predisposed to various health conditions can often be reversed through the right nutrition and supplementation. The same holds true with toxins in the air/water.

Since President Richard Nixon declared war on cancer in 1971, we still continue with the same answers, a cure rate of about 5%.
Make no mistake; our pets are at greater risk than we are. Forty percent of all dogs get cancer. Commercial kibble is loaded with byproducts linked to cancer and kidney failure, carbohydrates linked to diabetes and the process to make kibble heats the stuff over
500 degrees, cooking out most of the nutrients! AAFCO, the body that determines what pet food manufacturers are allowed to put
in pet food, have no responsibility for the safety of what they recommend. If a mfg. wants to make a change, they are required to do
a trial for 6 months and prove its’ worth. (at their own expense and they don’t want to do that).

Over vaccination (Vaccinosis) in pets; Undesired biologic events can occur including compromising the pets immunity, mainly due to
heavy metals in the vaccine. Best practice to avoid this is a blood test (titer) prior to vaccination to determine if the pet needs it.
Like Vaccinosis, topical flea/tick products can produce undesired biologic events due to pesticides entering the bloodstream.

In today’s world many natural/organic preventatives are available that have no effect on the immunity however provide desired
results in keeping pests away. In conclusion, clearly our pets are at greater risk to cancer and other diseases than we are. Being proactive as their caregivers is the best solution. For more information visit

Note: This document cannot be altered in any regard or used without consent of the author.

For more about the Canine Cancer Research USA visit their website which offers a wealth of information as well as canine quotes, memorials and more.

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