Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Heidi's regime - what's yours?

Heidi gets the following every day (bear in mind she also has a heart problem - items specific to this will be marked with an “H” - so don’t be put off):-

CV247 - 3mls mixed with 1/2 scoop (provided) of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) until fully dissolved. I mix this on a saucer & add a little food to mop up the liquid then feed it to HRH. She usually licks the saucer clean.

Daily food ration (split over 3 meals) organic where possible:-

9oz boiled potato or rice (we alternate),

9oz raw carrot, lettuce, fruit etc. (we use apple, carrot & banana)

9oz cooked greens - we do a mix of cauli, broccoli (every 2 or 3 days so as not to upset her thyroid balance - remember it was removed), cabbage (as suggested) but also, spinach, celery, sprouts, etc. We steam these lightly over the boiing potatoes / rice.

9oz oat flakes or brown bread (we make up porridge cooked slowly as baking it is uneconomic)

4 1/2 oz chicken or rabbit - I chop it up small & chuck it in with the pots/rice for a few minutes (it doesn’t take long to cook through)

2 1/4oz slightly cooked egg or boneless fish. Again, these are alternated day to day. The egg is put in with the drained potato while still hot which cooks them lightly, or the fish goes in with the pots / rice for about 1 minute.

2 1/4 oz slightly cooked liver. In with the pots/rice for about 1 minute at the end of cooking or fish it out with a slotted spoon. I understand that JC recommended New Zealand lambs liver. A friend was told that the lamb there is grass fed & doesn’t get all the (GM) grains.

Mash the potato with the egg while hot. We whizz up the veg in a blender so it’s rough chopped & mix this with the potato & chopped chicken. The liver & fish also get whizzed & put into the mix along with the porridge. It can be quite gloopy so we add some of the liquor from the potato / chicken.

We tend to make up 2 days worth & chill it, but it would be easy to do a week at a time & freeze it down. Her bowl (ceramic - avoid plastic as chemicals can leak into the food) is warmed with hot water then the food put it & stirred around to warm it through. This avoids chilling her stomach. We finely grate apple or carrot over each meal, or sometimes add mashed banana.

Dry Mix -

1/2 tsp dried angelica (ground)

1/2 tsp dried dandelion (ground)

1/2 Vit. B complex (crushed) - stress vitamin

1 neem multi-capsule - immune boosting & heart support

1 turmeric capsule - anti-cancer, immune boosting, H

1 1/2 scoops Dorwest Herbs Keepers Mix - general booster & thyroid support

This all goes into a jar, is mixed up & shaken over each meal.

1 cap Vit E oil (H) & 1 cap Evening Primrose Oil (H) are put onto her lunch

1/2 tsp Milk Thistle tincture x2 daily - liver support

Motherwort & hawthorn 3 x daily (H)


K9 Immunitas 1 capsule 3x daily www.petlabs.co.uk - immune boosting

Cottage Cheese & Flax oil

1/4 cup cottage cheese

1 tbsp organic flax oil

Both whizzed in the hand blender & given as “pudding” after breakfast with 2 x K9 Immune Factor (also Petlabs) which is Transfer Factor, reputed to be a good anti-cancer supplement. The amounts of the cheese mix vary with the size of the animal. Heidi loves her pud & is most concerned if I forget! Meg loves licking out the bowl afterwards too.

I sometimes drop a couple of Apricot Kernels in as an anti-cancer “treat”, but HRH sometimes spits them out so it’s quite ad hoc. Other animals eat them like treats so it will vary from individual to individual.

Heidi’s diet wasn’t a dramatic change from what she was eating before so she was able to go straight onto it, but to change an animal over to this one from a dramatically different one should be quite straightforward. Allow about 2 weeks (more if you are concerned that they will go off their food) & take out a small amount of the old, replace it with the new & mix thoroughly. This will allow them time to adapt to the new flavours, but will also enable their gut flora & fauna to get used to changing something different (they will have become specialists at digesting their old food & may find a change challenging). This is a good, simple, easily digestible diet, butmore importantly, it’s balanced. It appears to be fundamental to the CV247 efficacy & it’s surely worth a try, after all, you’ve gone to the trouble of finding someone to give you the CV247.

I’m sure that the method I have described above is a variation on a theme of what others are doing, I’d love to hear, but the principle is the same. Heidi certainly enjoys eating it & has not turned her nose up once - even on stinky fish day!!


  1. I'm new to this blog and very excited to hear about CV247, as I've lost two much-loved dogs to cancer, and as a follower of natural health for myself it's my preferred method to restore & maintain health.

    I want to mention that in later stages with my last dog, I also used a hawthorn supplement (Solgar's) and it did seem to ease the edema caused by the tumour, which was very mass-y and causing a lot of pressure in his abdomen.

    Also very interested to see you using apricot kernels - I couldn't find much about these on the web when I adopted my latest dog last year, and took a chance based on the amount I take myself, building up 1 at a time in 3-day phases from 1 kernel.

    All of this was (of course) against dire warnings from the few online references to canine usage I could find.

    Could you please let me know Heidi's usual weight, so I can begin to work out suitable proportions for my own dog?

    I wish you both all the very best! And thank you blog owner, for getting this info out there.

  2. Sorry - only just seen the above comment. Heidi is a Border Collie. Her website is http://www.mekuti.co.uk/heidi/

    and I've just checked it today and according to her blog, a year on from what was a very dark prognosis, she is doing so well she's now even being naughty!