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Some people use a DC-current zapper to get rid of diseases. Low voltage, high frequency zapping has killed viruses, bacteria, and parasites in numerous independent studies. We have used it to get rid of sore throats, fevers, and other common ailments. Some people use it to help fight cancer, along with a heavy-duty parasite cleanse. While no one can market the zapper as a medical device, it can legally be sold or discussed as an item for a person to “experiment” with. I built mine for probably $20 or $30, but could have done it for less if I knew what I was doing.
Build your own zapper
I started by buying the parts list on this site: http://www.zapperlab.com/, but I did not need all of them. I put mine together (after doing it wrong twice just following a schematic) by following the video: http://www.positiveoffset.com/. If you know what you are doing, you can probably put the unit together with the picture on this site. If you listen carefully you will find he uses a couple different resistors and one different capacitor than the original Clark zapper, but this doesn’t make much of a difference. According to Clark, anywhere around 30 Khz will kill the pathogens. The big thing is the positive DC current for killing the bad guys.
You could follow this schematic, which originally came in Clark’s book: http://www.happyherbalist.com/clark_zapper_schematic.htm, but I think her drawings and shoe-box version are more complicated and tacky than useful. Here’s the schematic for an improved version with a high and low setting for various uses: http://www.paradevices.com/schematic.html.
You can pick up all the electronic components from Radio Shack, or if you know what you are doing with electronics, you can buy better quality for a lower price: http://www.mouser.com/.
If you have money to blow, here’s a hi-tech professional version my wife’s uncle is using and having great results from: http://www.huldaclarkzappers.com/.
How the zapper works
Here’s an excerpt from Clark’s book which helps explain the process of using the zapper to fight parasites, bacteria, viruses, and other invaders: http://www.happyherbalist.com/clark_zapper.htm. And anothre, here: http://www.drclark.net/en/products_devices/devices/zapper.php
Here’s a site that discusses all kinds of detail regarding how the zapper works and could be improved. It was more techno geek than I could understand but it might benefit someone who understands electronics: http://www.electroherbalism.com/Bioelectronics/HuldaClark/ZapperTips.htm.
You can pick up this $10 booklet to learn more: http://www.paradevices.com/ZapperBook.html . However, to get the big picture behind zapping and parasites, we recommend you click here for Dr. Hulda Clark’s book.
Why do we need acidophilus supplements?
This bacterium dies easy. Eating junky, toxic foods can wipe out healthy bacteria. Antibiotics will also kill much or perhaps all the friendly bacteria in your intestines. Any time a person has taken medication and antibiotics, he or she should follow-up with a regimen of live acidophilus powder for at least a week. To keep the delicate balance of these good bacteria, we should not live on processed food, preserved food, carbonated beverages, and lattes. Raw, fresh foods keep your good bacteria alive, and as a side effect help you live a little longer and happier, too.
How do you take acidophilus?
Get the live product. I know scientists tell us they have technology capable of stabilizing strains of acidophilus, but I choose the real thing. Like most things you ingest, take this in its most natural form possible: alive. Live strains of acidophilus need refrigeration. If you go to buy an acidophilus product from your local health food store, look in the refrigerated section, not the supplements aisle.
We always buy the bottles of powdered acidophilus. Measure it out with a teaspoon or tablespoon into your glass of 100% juice (we use pure pineapple or grape juice). I actually mix the acidophilus powder right into a glass of water or sprinkle it over a salad, watermelon slice, or grapefruit half. It has a light taste on the chalky-sweet side of the palate. Your children will not notice it in any drink or food (as long as they do not see you hide it there).
There are a few other strains of probiotics like acidophilus beneficial to some people—but they do not work for everyone. According to the Right for Your Type concepts taught by Dr. D’Adamo, some of these additional bacteria strains will work against one blood type and for another. To learn more about the genotype strategy for life management, go here and get the book Change Your Genetic Destiny.
What should you not take with acidophilus?
Since acidophilus is alive, do not take it with killing things. Antibiotics, of course, will kill off your good bacteria. If you are taking high doses of a garlic supplement, grapefruit seed extract, iodine, or colloidal silver, take your acidophilus as a follow-up routine once you finish these products. Also, do not take this bacteria powder in a hot beverage, as the temperature will kill it.
Just for the record, frozen yogurt has no benefit with healthy, live acidophilus. Many commercially sweetened and flavored yogurts do not have enough live bacteria to be worth anything either. If you want to take acidophilus in yogurt, find an organic product without flavor or sweetener. The best source of acidophilus we have found is NOW’s live, powdered acidophilus available here.
Most foot rot, or hoof rot, comes to a flock by diseased sheep brought to the same pasture. That was our mistake. We learned not to buy sheep that have a had a history of hoof rot.
What do you do if a sheep starts limping?
You don’t have to cull all the sheep that start limping if this disease gets going in your herd. You do have to separate them from the rest of the flock, however. Pen up the diseased ones in a dry area where you can observe them.
How do you clean a rotted hoof?
Take a clean knife or disinfected pair of hoof trimming shears or, and cut away as much hoof as you possibly can. Foot rot gets up under the hoof so you will probably cut out 50% or more of an animal’s hoof in serious cases. Fortunately, your sheep will not feel most of this since the bacteria has already separated the hoof from the foot base. Cutting away like this exposes the bacteria to the air which helps it die.
I always have a bottle of hydrogen peroxide handy to spray the opened hoof. You will see the smelly rotted area foam up quickly as the H2O2 goes to work. This kills it all for the short-term. But there is more than meets the eye. The worst cases of this disease involve two types of bacteria, one working outside the body and the other working inside the body.
At this point, most farmers say to use zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, or formalin. You will have a hard time getting formalin and the copper sulfate could be fatal if the sheep ingest it. We have used the Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate with some success. You have to dissolve it into warm water, then pen up your animals (we used an old stock tank) for an hour. Let them soak in this each day and eventually the foot rot goes away (as long as you have cut away the rotted hoof portions).
What is the best treatment?
Our quest to cure this in our animals (and a ram we had borrowed from a friend) led us to an antibiotic called tetracycline under the label Duramycin. This low-cost product removes worms from poultry and swine. You will not use it internally with your sheep, though. Mix it into a spray bottle of hydrogen peroxide until the liquid looks bright yellow. It does not take much and if you make a lot you will have to throw out what you cannot use right away. Mix it up fresh and it will knock the bacteria dead. If you have to treat more than just a couple sheep, put on rubber gloves as the over spray can soften your finger nails and make them painful to touch.
If you have an infected sheep, first remove it from the flock, vigorously trim the hoof with good trimmers, clean with peroxide, and drench the area with the Duramycin-peroxide mixture. It may take a day or two for the animal to stop limping (that exposed foot will be sensitive for a while). After three days examine the infected hoof again and spray with peroxide to see if any more bacteria inside causes foaming. If so, pare the hoof back some more and treat with the Duramycin mixture again. To succeed against this disease, aggressively trim and liberally soak.
Catch foot rot quickly before the whole flock does!