While treating small animals in spring 1998, a series of fortunate discoveries made it possible for me to devise a formula that has worked well to help birds and animals recover from injuries, broken bones, chemical exposures, and even certain developmental/birth defects. I have written the following to address the positive effects of using Homeopathic Cell Salts alone or in combination with regular liquid saline electrolytes (Lactated Ringer’s Solution®, Pedialyte®, or other liquid saline electrolytes) in all vertebrate species, including humans.
The positive effects of cell salts and/or the saline electrolyte/cell salt combination were directly observed on treated young animals, which prompted me to try these on myself, with very good results. Others, who have used the cell salts or the cell salt/saline electrolyte combination on themselves or on animals in rehabilitation, livestock, pets or children have reported excellent results, so I am sharing these observations in hopes of helping animals of all kinds.
After treating both birds and mammals with the homeopathic product Hyland’s Bioplasma®, I discovered its 12 cell salts significantly increased the cell stimulating effect of the commonly used Lactated Ringer’s Solution®, Pedialyte®, or other liquid electrolytes. The cell salts appear to increase the negative charge inside an animal’s cells, so seem to be electrolytes in pill form and thus help restore or maintain the body’s bioelectricity. This enables the cells to uptake the positively charged minerals needed for normal cellular processes. Since discovering this advantageous synergy, I always give a tablet of Bioplasma, and usually a tablet of Hyland’s Calc. Phos. 30X® at the same time I give or take a liquid saline electrolyte solution.
Several brands of liquid electrolytes are available in pharmacies, grocery stores, or health food stores. Most liquid electrolytes contain water, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, potassium chloride, and sugar. My husband found a recipe used by the United Nations for the dry ingredients added to water to make electrolytes for dehydrated children. I modified the United Nations recipe by leaving out the sugar and adding one tablet each of Bioplasma and Calc. Phos. 30X to make an electrolyte combination that works much better than normal electrolytes. Sugar is added to the commercially made electrolyte solutions like Lactated Ringer’s Solution® and Pedialyte® to stimulate cells to uptake the minerals and water more quickly. Bioplasma does what sugar is supposed to do and, most importantly, appears to stimulate cells to transport minerals and water across cell membranes much more quickly and effectively than sugar, especially if the sugar fails to do what it is supposed to do, which it often does.
To make the modified United Nations electrolyte formula, I thoroughly mix the following dry ingredients in a bowl and store them in a closed container:
— one part regular salt (sodium chloride)
— two parts baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
— one part potassium chloride
Straight potassium chloride can be purchased at health food stores. I use the salt substitute Morton’s No Salt®, which is mainly potassium chloride and is easy to find near table salt in grocery stores. I dissolve one-eighth teaspoon of the dry mixture in eight ounces of water whenever I need liquid electrolytes for animals in my care, or for me. I always take, give or dissolve one tablet each of Bioplasma and Calc. Phos. 30X in the liquid to take the place of sugar in what will be referred to as the “electrolyte combination” in the rest of this document. Do not take or give the modified sugarless United Nations recipe for electrolytes without taking or giving at least the tablet of Bioplasma immediately prior to or at the same time. Sugar is not particularly good for some birds, such as owls, hawks and other raptors. If the bird or mammal needs carbohydrates, I give it a drop of a commercial supplement called Nutrical® the second time I give them the “electrolyte combination,” about 35 minutes after the first administration. This ensures they are hydrated enough to be able to digest the carbohydrate supplement. The Nutrical® can be mixed with the “electrolyte combination” for treatment of emaciated wild or domestic mammals or birds, but not for humans, of course. Most veterinary clinics and drug stores carry this or similar products. Nutrical® is designed to stimulate the digestive system of the animal to begin working and provides the vitamins and energy necessary for digestion; it can also stimulate the appetite in animals who refuse to eat. My hypothesis as to why cell salts significantly expedite cell hydration is that liquid electrolytes are able to hydrate cells faster when the twelve cell salts are present to enhance the intercellular electrical activity, promoting faster transport of minerals and other nutrients into the cells. Stimulating cells to utilize calcium is especially important for proper cellular function by the brain, muscles and digestive organs. Thus, administering the cell salts, Calc. Phos. 30X and Bioplasma, appears to observably benefit digestive processes and other cellular functions dependent on calcium being readily available to all the cells that need it. The two cell salt tablets may be mixed with any electrolyte solution, put into a milk formula after warming it, mixed in food, or placed directly in the mouth of the person or animal being treated. The bird or mammal can be offered food appropriate for its age and species as soon as it is hydrated enough to digest it. For birds, the “electrolyte combination” may be added to the food or given instead of water at each feeding until the bird has completely recovered and is eating normally. The electrolyte solution may be given to mammal young between milk formula feedings, but there must be at least an hour between the liquid electrolytes and a milk feeding. Giving milk and liquid electrolytes at the same time to a young mammal, including human newborns, thus diluting the milk, can cause it to form a toxin in a newborn’s stomach and make it ill or even cause mortality. Never dilute milk with water or anything else when using a milk formula for feeding. Usually after a baby mammal is drinking and digesting milk, it no longer needs the liquid electrolytes, but the two cell salt tablets should be dissolved in the warmed milk formula just prior to each feeding to keep the digestive system and all other cells working at optimum levels. I have also found, for young mammals who are vomiting or have diarrhea, that giving one tablet each of Calc. Phos. 30X (6X works well also) and Bioplasma every two hours, while frequently giving small amounts of commercial liquid electrolytes or the “electrolyte combination” of the two cell salts dissolved in the modified United Nations recipe. Milk should not be fed to mammal young who are vomiting. They can be fed milk when the vomiting stops, beginning with a small amount every two or three hours. I give both cell salts to young animals at least three times a day until birds have fledged or mammals are weaned, promoting good digestion, strong bones and normal keratin development in the feathers or hair.
To help an adult mammal recover from illness, diarrhea, or vomiting, I give as much as the animal will drink of the “electrolyte combination” every three hours. With tame domestic animals, the cell salt tablets can be placed directly into the animal’s mouth. The “electrolyte combination” usually alleviates vomiting and diarrhea within a few hours. It is best to continue giving both cell salt tablets every three hours until a dehydrated animal has completely recovered from its adverse symptoms including starvation, vomiting, or diarrhea. If it doesn’t recover within two days, the animal should be seen by a veterinarian to determine the cause of the symptoms. Giving the cell salt tablets in the formula to bottle fed young ones three or more times a day is easily accomplished because newborn mammals should be fed every three or four hours anyway. Birds heal quickly and sleep at night; therefore, giving the two cell salt tablets in their food every three hours during the day seems to work well for any bird with a broken bone or for young birds with digestive problems or underdeveloped bones. Hatchlings of fast-growing, larger birds like grouse, chickens, turkeys, or waterfowl should be fed a high protein game bird starter with at least 30% protein to provide essential nutrients. If they are also given one tablet each of Calc. Phos. 30X and Bioplasma in their drinking water morning and night to help their cells utilize minerals and other nutrients, the young birds usually have no bone, joint or digestive problems.
One of the 12 cell salts in Bioplasma is Calc. Phos. 3X, which stimulates cells needing calcium, to more efficiently access the calcium available in the blood stream. Some important cells that must have adequate amounts of calcium to function optimally are brain, muscle, digestive system, and bone cells. Hyland’s Calc. Phos.® (calcarea phosphorica) is sold in several strengths: 3X, 6X, and 30X being the most common. I have found that the cell stimulating effects of Calc. Phos. 30X last longer and are more effective than the Calc. Phos. 3X that is in Bioplasma or the Calc. Phos. 6X. The positive effects produced by Calc. Phos. 30X appears to last close to 6 hours. The positive effects of Calc. Phos. 6X and Bioplasma appear to last approximately 3 hours.
For example, a broken bone on an injured animal, which has been given the two homeopathic cell salts, Bioplasma, and Calc. Phos. 30X, will heal in half the time the bone heals without the cell salts. If the animal is given 6X instead, the bone heals in two-thirds the normal healing time, a measurable difference of several days. On most humans, if just Calc. Phos. 30X is given or taken three times a day while the healing is in progress, broken bones are completely healed in about three weeks. It is not surprising that I have found animals with broken bones heal faster when they are given both homeopathic tablets every three or four hours, even though Calc. Phos. 30X alone promotes fast bone healing. This is likely because Bioplasma stimulates uptake of other important minerals necessary for bone growth. Recovery has been fastest on young animals when both Calc. Phos. 30X and Bioplasma are taken or given three or four times daily. If given at least morning and night, faster recovery than what is suggested by medical professionals has been consistently achieved in most animals, including older humans. For example, broken bones on three women were completely healed in three weeks when they took Calc. Phos 30X and Bioplasma during recovery. All three doctors told his patient it would take at least six weeks for their bones to heal. They were astounded when the broken bone on their patient was completely healed in half that time. Broken bones in wildlife given Calc. Phos. 30X consistently heal in half the time it took prior to using the cell salts.
The “electrolyte combination” works well on other adverse health problems, promoting faster recovery from illnesses and digestive problems because having adequate mineral levels, and normal bioelectricity in the cells, helps the immune and digestive systems to function more efficiently. Symptoms related to improper calcium utilization in animals (humans are animals) of all ages include short-term memory difficulties, digestion problems, improper calcium deposits, bone loss or broken bones, joint pain, muscle pain, acid reflux, lactose intolerance, and in newborns, underdeveloped bones, contracted tendons, weak ankles, disrupted bone growth, hair loss or underdevelopment of hair, feather loss or underdevelopment of feathers and others. All of those symptoms have been mitigated on many animals by giving the “electrolyte combination” or in cases of bone and joint problems, just the Bioplasma and Calc. Phos. 30X.
Many new studies have shown the herbicide glyphosate (found in Roundup®) causes facial and other malformations in vertebrates, including fish, amphibians, birds, and mammals. Most importantly, developmental malformations in human newborns, especially of the head and face, were shown to occur in areas with high glyphosate use. High levels of glyphosate on harvested seeds used for human and animal food result in 80% of tested processed food sold for human or pet consumption contain biologically significant levels of glyphosate. Grain products in livestock, poultry, and rodent feed have also been found to contain various amounts of glyphosate, a patented mineral chelator. It is likely that exposure to glyphosate during development is at least partly responsible for the disrupted bone development on newborns.
Many health problems wildlife rehabbers have remedied in newborns with the two cell salt tablets alone or the “combination electrolyte” solution appear to be caused by adverse epigenetic changes during development. The new patterns of gene expression are regulated by cellular material called the epigenome. (The prefix, epi-, means above.) The epigenome sits on top of the genome and just outside of it. These epigenetic “marks” or “switches” on the genome tell the genes when to turn on or off and dictate the strength of gene expression.
Environmental factors, such as nutrition, radiation, and chemical exposure, influence gene expression during the development of a young animal. Exposures to radiation and hormone-disrupting, mineral-chelating chemicals, including many illegal drugs and numerous pesticides, have increased significantly in the last 20 years. A combination of the resulting mineral deficiencies and thyroid hormone disruption appear to be seriously altering important hormonal functions on developing vertebrate young. Epigenetic changes can be passed to the next generation, and then passed on again by those young who survive to reproduce. Even though these changes can be passed on for several generations, the actual DNA of the genes is not affected.
In other words, they are changes in gene activity that do not involve alterations to the genetic code. Adverse epigenetic changes to individual organisms represent a biological response to an environmental factor or factors. An example of a relatively new epigenetic change in animal young that has become increasingly common over the last 20 years is disrupted development of facial bones and the heart in newborns of many bird and mammal species, including newborn children. Underdeveloped premaxillary bones in grazing animals (upper jaw in other mammals and reptiles, or the bone of the upper mandible on birds) and underdeveloped lower jaw are examples of gene/s for the specific affected facial bone/s either being turned off too quickly or having too little expression, likely in addition to mineral deficiencies, resulting in underdeveloped facial bones. Giving the homeopathic cell salt Calc. Phos. 30X appears to cause the gene to switch back on, or at least somehow stimulates the affected facial bone or bones to begin growing again and grow to what is dictated to be normal by the individual’s DNA.
Several goat owners have told me that Nubian goats have a genetic defect, which often causes them to be born with an underbite. I gave Calc. Phos. 30X and Bioplasma to my Nubian goats, who were born with underdeveloped facial bones, resulting in either under or over bite. The cell salts successfully stimulated the underdeveloped bones to grow to normal size in all 12 of the affected goat kids and on all other newborn animals I tried it on that had underdeveloped facial bones. If an underdeveloped bone can be stimulated to grow to normal with an electrolyte, the disrupted bone development would have to be caused by an epigenetic change, not a genetic defect. The bone is clearly genetically programmed to be normal in length for the breed and sex of the animal or it would be completely impossible to stimulate it to grow to normal with electrolytes.
An underdeveloped lower jaw resulting in overbite, is far less common in mammals, and is extremely rare in birds. However, human newborns are reported to have an increasing prevalence of underdeveloped lower jaw and chin. Both types of birth defects have been connected to exposure to certain toxins, particularly herbicides, such as glyphosate, organochlorine compounds such as 2,4-D and Dicamba, Picloram and others known to disrupt mineral uptake by the cells. The resulting deficits, especially of calcium, manganese and other minerals, can disrupt fetal thyroid hormone functions, resulting in fetal hypothyroidism. In addition, sufficient manganese is absolutely essential for normal calcium metabolism and bone growth. Consequently, mineral deficiencies and the resulting fetal hypothyroidism can cause a wide range of birth defects in developing young, including premature birth, heart defects, male reproductive malformations, immune system damage, a wide range of bone and joint problems and weak blood vessels.
Many health problems in young animals that wildlife rehabbers have been able to remedy with the “electrolyte combination” or just the Calc. Phos. 30X and Bioplasma tablets placed in the mouth or in their food, are the result of quite devastating epigenetic changes. We have successfully caused a range of developmental problems to grow to be normal or close to normal, including underbite and overbite, crooked legs and toes, contracted tendons, disrupted feather or hair development, disrupted digestion, and others. Sometimes the animal’s cells do not respond to this treatment because it does not work on every individual. Fortunately those who have used this method to help themselves or animals in their care have had far more successes than failures. Properly hydrated cells work much better than dehydrated ones. When I am ill, I drink a glass of water containing 1/8 teaspoon of the dry United Nations electrolyte formula mixture, and take one tablet each of Bioplasma and Calc. Phos. 30X first thing in the morning and every four hours after that. I have found no greater effect on animals or myself by administering two or more tablets of the cell salts at a time than with just one of each. I hardly ever get sick, but if I do, I am usually fine after about six hours.
Younger people have reported that taking cell salts twice a day, morning and evening, is enough to keep them feeling healthy and energetic. Being over 75, I take the two kinds of cell salt tablets three or four times every day, and drink plenty of water or other fluids during the day. I have found the electrolyte combination helps me feel well and pain free, but it may not work as effectively on others. It depends on the ability of a person’s body to alleviate what is causing their adverse health issues. The cell salts themselves do not “cure” anything. Cell salts are electrolytes, not drugs. However, properly functioning cells can cure illnesses. When working or playing strenuously, drinking the “electrolyte combination” every three hours the day before and then during the high activity period appears to result in less soreness and a higher and longer lasting energy level. It is important to drink adequate water in addition to the electrolytes. People who are hiking have reported an observable positive effect when drinking the “electrolyte combination” two or three times a day. Show horses given the “electrolyte combination” to drink, before, during, and for at least a day after a show, have had the same positive results, with high energy levels and less muscle soreness. This would likely work on racehorses. I know of several people who have taken the “electrolyte combination” four times a day for several days prior to and right after having surgery. They recovered more rapidly from surgery, had little to no pain, and healed more quickly than people who had the same surgery but didn’t take the “electrolyte combination.” This even occurred for elderly patients. Such fast recovery from injuries suggests that, besides promoting rapid hydration of the cells, the “electrolyte combination” or the cell salts alone likely help stimulate the immune system to work at optimum levels. Animals with injuries recover much more quickly and antibiotics appear to work more effectively when the “electrolyte combination” or just the two cell salts are given to the injured individual. Adult humans can drink the “electrolyte combination” at least twice a day and plain water the rest of the time. For other adult mammals, a tablespoon of the United Nations electrolyte formula can be dissolved in a five gallon pail of drinking water with cell salt tablets added or placed directly in the animal’s mouth.
Taking the “electrolyte combination” has worked well to quickly alleviate symptoms on people who have hypersensitive reactions to perfumes or pesticides. Exposure to such toxins can cause coughing, headache, and swelling and reddening of the face and eyes. Exposed individuals may also experience a red rash, burning eyes, nausea, and disorientation. The reason certain symptoms tend to recur on some individuals is usually because of their greater sensitivity to toxic chemical combinations in the air, which is now literally an airborne chemical soup. All life is continuously exposed by ingestion, inhalation, and skin contact, but some individuals are much more sensitive to it than others. According to studies, approximately 37% of the adult human population in the U.S. experiences Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. The majority of chemically sensitive people (about 70%) are female. Before and after they are born, young animals, including children, can be much more seriously impacted by far lower toxin concentrations than those which affect adults. In developing young, very low-level chemical exposures result in energy depletion in the cells, which causes their proteins to be degraded. The proteins have to produce enough energy to provide growth, and to simultaneously challenge the effects of bacteria, viruses, and toxins. Often this is impossible for cells of developing young because exposure to toxins causes mineral imbalances and oxygen depletion. These issues in turn result in severe energy depletion, which can cause a developing embryo or fetus to have improper growth of one or more organs or systems, including heart, lungs, skeletal, and immune systems. Most concerning, birds and mammals hatched or born with normally developed facial bones were observed to suddenly develop quite a severe underbite within 36 to 48 hours after exposure to a known application of commonly used herbicides, especially 2,4-D. It is unknown whether this phenomenon happens to human youngsters. I could find no report in scientific studies of this happening prior to our observations of this happening to hatchling birds and domestic goat kids. To my knowledge, overbite has not been observed to suddenly occur after an animal is hatched or born, like the underbite did. Overbite has been observed on newborn and adult mammals, especially wild and domestic grazing animals, and is reported to be increasing in newborn children. It is important to stress that giving Calc. Phos. 6X or 30X and Bioplasma two or three times a day to domestic animals born with underbite or overbite has caused the underdeveloped bones to grow to normal length, resulting in a normal bite. With either underbite or overbite, prognosis is best in both mammals and birds if cell salts are given at least twice daily beginning immediately after the animal is born or hatched, or immediately after the disrupted bone development occurs on previously normal young after being affected by toxin exposure. Positive effects like improved bone density or improvement in cellular or organ function can only be determined by before-and-after medical tests. Scientific studies of the beneficial effects of homeopathic cell salts alone and in combination with liquid electrolyte solutions would seem to be warranted, since most men, women, and children, as well as domestic animals and wildlife, have observable positive effects when the “electrolyte combination” was taken or given, and for some issues, when just one or both homeopathic cell salts were administered. A few individuals appeared to have no effects, positive or negative. This is likely because animals are different or their cells were not able to mitigate the problem. Many of the positive effects of the two cell salts and the amazing hydrating effects of the “electrolyte combination” were first observed on newborns or young animals I raised in 1998 and each year since. Giving the cell salts or the “electrolyte combination” has continually produced similar excellent results on hundreds of animals received by rehabbers, livestock owners and many other people as I was able to publicize this information. Many of the stories of the animals I cared for and treated are in my books, Changing Faces: The Consequences of Exposure to Gene and Thyroid Disrupting Toxins and Amazing Wildlife: True Stories About Wild Animals Who Demonstrated Intelligence, Adaptability, Friendship, Compassion, and Individuality. Both books are available on Amazon and all profits over printing and postage go into the fund that pays for the food and medicine for animals received for care by western Montana wildlife rehabbers. Several companies produce homeopathic cell salts. I use Hyland’s brand. Bioplasma and Calc. Phos. 6X or 30X can be obtained at very reasonable prices by shopping on the Internet. The following were reports from others of a few of the interesting successful recoveries observed after they gave or took the Calc. Phos. 30X and Bioplasma two or three times a day. A border collie whose hair was turning copper colored and brittle, grew shiny black soft hair.
Lady with thinning hair had a line of hair growth filling up the hairline on her forehead after two and a half weeks of taking the cell salts. She works with plants and was exposed to a lot of pesticides and herbicides. A cat completely healed from a yearlong skin rash and hair growth quickly filled in bare areas. A man with a severe sprained knee injury who was unable to walk, recovered in two weeks instead of the six to nine weeks predicted. A lady whose doctor said she might require a skin graft grew skin so fast the doctor changed his mind. A cat who was having several seizures every week had only one seizure in an entire month after she was given the “electrolyte combination” instead of plain water in her water dish. Two ladies with broken bones healed in half the six weeks time their doctors had predicted. One walked into the doctor’s office after just three weeks carrying the boot she was supposed to be wearing. The nurse was aghast butthe doctor had to admit she didn’t need it anymore because her ankle had healed so fast. A young lady, 20 years old received a broken leg when kicked by a horse. Her leg bone healed in three weeks and she began training for a cross-country race at school. Her doctor insisted she have an x-ray. The leg was completely healed.
A DEER FAWN AT A WEEK OLD HAD SHORT UPPER FACIAL BONES WITH PROTRUDING LOWER TEETH AND LIP. PHOTO BY ALAN NELSON.
THIS IS THE SAME DEER AT 1½ YEARS OLD, WITH HER FACIAL BONES NORMAL. IT ONLY TOOK TWO WEEKS FOR HER FACIAL BONES TO GROW TO NORMAL, BUT BECAUSE SHE WAS THE FIRST YOUNGSTER ON WHICH THE CELL SALTS MADE THE FACIAL BONES GROW TO NORMAL, I DIDN’T THINK TO TAKE AN AFTER PHOTO UNTIL SHE HAD NEARLY GROW UP.
THE UNDERBITE ON THIS AMERICAN MUSTANG FILLY WAS 9/16 INCH
The underbite was slightly over 4/16 inch 48 hours after she was given cell salts beginning at birth, left photo. She had a perfect bite at 13 days of age, right photo.
(Left picture) Same female Nubian goat at one year of age showing her perfect bite. (Right picture) Same female Nubian goat at three years old showing her perfect facial bone structure. She obviously was not born with an overbite because of anything genetic, or her face could not have grown to have such good conformation, which her genes obviously dictated, right picture.
A white-tailed deer fawn with badly contracted tendons at three weeks of age, the day before his mother was given the two cell salts in her grain.
The recovered fawn and its normal twin after the Calc. Phos. 30X and Bioplasma were given to their mother in grain for three days. The cell stimulating effects went into her milk and after the fawn suckled her, the fawn had normal looking front legs that worked perfectly in less than three days. This photo was taken a couple weeks after the fawn recovered and her twins were very difficult to tell apart.
This hatchling house sparrow’s upper bill is visibly shorter than the lower bill, with a dished area between the eyes. It was given one tablet each of Calc. Phos. 30X and Bioplasma four times a day in its food.
The hatchling sparrow a week later, after its upper bill had grown to normal length, which only took two days, but I almost forgot to take the after photo.
A Red-tailed Hawk when he first arrived for rehab two weeks after he was found on the ground. All but the two normal length flight feathers on the left wing had stopped growing while still very short, so he was unable to fly when he fledged from the nest.
The Red-tailed Hawk’s feathers were fully grown three weeks after his treatment for disrupted feather development, by tubing him with 15ml. of the “electrolyte combination” every three hours day and night for a thirty-six hour period and giving him all the mice he wanted. After his flight and tail feathers grew to normal length, he was trained to hunt by a falconer and released.