Sunday, February 17, 2013

Feed You and Your Dog's Genes Right

Humans and animals are made of cells. Brain cells, muscle cells, eye cells, skin cells, etc are what we are made of. It doesn't matter if you are from 5,000 years ago, whether you are male or female or what breed of dog it may be.

The majority of cells have, or should have, the same basic structure. They should have a cell membrane  composed of primarily a fatty acid matrix bound with amino acids, certain vitamins and minerals. Inside of that cell is DNA, RNA genes, mitochondria, cytoplasm and other components that make up the intracellular portion of the cell. The mitochondria is where ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is produced. This is the chemical energy that runs cell function and all plant and animal life. When you die, no matter  how, you stop producing ATP. With all aging and disease there is a decrease in ATP production. ATP is the difference between life and death.

All animals are born with a certain, individual genetic makeup. However, from the beginning of life, those genes are constantly "expressing" or "coding" and being repaired, produced and replicating. Genes contain the "biological program" that controls what our cells do from constantly building enzymes and proteins to burning and properly utilizing fats and sugars for energy. Every aspect of cell structure and function, down to the formation of nucleotides to make DNA to make genes is all dependent upon nutrients. The bottom line is all animals are made of cells and cells are made of and function on nutrients. Nothing else will or can work. This is why two thirds of the PDR (Physicians Desk Reference) for pharmaceutical drugs is side-effects, warnings and contraindications to the drugs. They are not nutrients and therefore cannot be involved in the structure and proper function of the cells and thus actually damage and impede cell structure and function.

Nutrigenomics is the science of how nutrition affects and is involved with genetics. Genes are like software programs installed in computers. The software does nothing until you turn on the computer and begin typing. Likewise, genes do nothing by themselves. They are a product of their environment. Exercise, emotions, stress, and toxins are examples of things that influence gene activity and function. However, the most important aspect influencing your gene activity and function is the nutrients you put into your body to feed your cells and thus genes.

Amazing research has been done using nutritional supplementation and the prevention and reversal of gene related diseases. Specific vitamin supplementation programs have reversed and significantly reduced symptoms of Down's Syndrome which is caused by a genetic defect. Birth defects caused by variations in the MTHFR gene are prevented by sufficient folic acid supplementation. The APOE gene associated with increased Alzheimer's disease is greatly reduced with sufficient vitamin E intake. Blood clots, heart disease and pain are all greatly reduced in those with sickle cell anemia, an inherited genetic defect, in those who take sufficient B vitamins and vitamin E along with other nutritional supplements. Skin color has been able to be changed and diabetes reversed with aggressive nutrition supplementation in mice.

Feeding yourself and your dog a "nutrient dense" diet which consists primarily of quality animal proteins, fish along with vegetables is the optimal diet to promote healthy gene function. Most diets are too high in sugars and carbohydrates, even if they are whole grains and fruits. These foods cause increases in blood sugar and corresponding insulin release. Insulin is a hormone that brings down blood sugar. It also controls gene activity and turns on genes that make fat cells, promote cancer, clogs arteries and accelerates aging.

I believe that combining the proper diet with the optimal synergistic amounts of nutritional supplements, not the RDA amount, is the most powerful, underutilized aspect of health in humans and animals. Feed yourself and your dog with the right diet and supplements and you can prevent disease, extend life, optimize physical and mental performance, and even change and improve genetic make-up and function.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Where Can You Buy a Dog Breeding Stand?

There's many different places where you can buy a good dog breeding stand from. There's two different options, you can either buy one or make your own. I'd say the majority of people don't necessarily know how to build a breeding stand so that's why I am going to list some different places where you can buy a breeding stand from.

Watts American Pit Bull Terriers: (visit the page that says "Equipment for Sale" to view the breeding stand)

Cut Downs Kennels: (scroll down to the bottom of the page. If you're interested in buying a breeding stand from Cut Downs Kennels, e-mail them at

A & R Bulldog Supply: (head over to the "Yard Supplies/Products" page to view the breeding stand)

Freak Shop Fabrications: (scroll a bit down the page and you will see the breeding stand)

Boondock Kennels: (head over to the "Breeding Stands" page to view the breeding stand)

Built Tuff Kennels:  (you will have to contact them for the breeding stand)

Beyond Red Kennels: (head over to the "Supplies" page which is located on the left side of the computer screen on the menu of the website to view the breeding stand)

Here's a website that teaches you how to build your own breeding stand:

I hope this helps some of ya'll.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Medications and Supplements - What Should You Have?

If you have a yard of dogs, you should have both supplements and medication on hand at all times. Let's say one of the dog's on the yard breaks its chain and attacks another dog on your yard, you will want to treat both thoes dogs at your home (if one or both are still alive). If a dog gets into a fight, they will leave that fight with scars and wounds. The LAST thing you want to do is to take that dog to the vet. Why? Because a scarred up and wounded American Pit Bull Terrier usually means that the vet is not only going to call animal control but also call the police for "suspected dog fighting". It's really best to just treat your dog at your home if you know how to (you should know how to if you own an American Pit Bull Terrier).

Personally, I'd rather have more supplements than medicine. Supplements are more beneficial and safer than medication. Supplements should be given everyday. I've come up with a list of supplements as well as medications that you should have stocked up at all times.


Most of the supplements believe have an endless amount of benefits. I wish I could list all of the benefits but it's really an endless amount of amazing benefits so I'll just list a few for each supplement.

Apple Cider Vinegar (beneficial for killing bacteria, parasites, mold, fungus, etc. ACV is great to rub on wounds. ACV is great for the digestive system, skin, coat, heart, ears, eyes, nails and just all around immune system)

Vitamin C (reduces allergies, good for the eyes, good for the skin)

Fish Oil (good for the coat, eyes, heart, skin)

White Willow Bark (good for pain)

Yucca (good for arthritis and pain)

Cranberry Capsules (good for UTIs)

Glucosamine (good for the hips and joints)

Chondroitin (good for the hips and joints)

Calcium (strengthens the bones)

Flax Seed Oil (good for arthritis, skin, coat, eyes, heart)

Coconut Oil (good for arthiritis, bones, skin, coat, eyes, heart, digestive system, infections/bacteria, dental care)

Colloidal Silver (beneficial for killing infections/bacteria/parasites, good for the digestive system and all around immunity)

Silver Gel (good for applying on wounds, sores or rashes)

Aloe Gel (good for applying on wounds, sores or rashes)

Echinacea (good for allergies)

Ginger (good for allergies and motion sickness)

DMG (good for seizures, good for the bones, good for the digestive system/immune system, good for the heart, good for stamina, good for lack of oxygen, good for allergies)


Aspirin (good for pain)

Rimadyl (good for pain)

Benadryl (good for allergies and itching)

Pepto Bismol (good for constipation)

Kao-Pectate (good for diarrhea)

Berenil (good for babesia)

Betadine (good for applying to wounds)

Immodium Liquid (good for diarrhea)

Terramycine (good for eye infections)

Ivermectin (good for treating parasites)

Piperazine (good for treating parasites)

Cut Heal (good for wounds)

Nolvasan (skin and wound cleanser)

Iodine Scrub (good for skin infections)

Tetracycline (good for bacterial infections)

Clavamox (good for infections)

Dramamine (good for motion sickness)

Cephalexin (good for bacteria infections)

Dexamethasone (good for anaphylactic reactions, shock, infections)

Hydrogen Peroxide (good for applying to open wounds)

EMT Gel (good for wounds, pain, infections, burns, bleeding)