What is Equolution(R) ?
Equolution is a drug-free, nutritional, science-driven approach which prioritizes eliminating the causes of equine health- and performance problems through cellular nutrition. It works well for many chronic conditions in horse.
Prevention over Treatment
Developed by Dr. Gabi Gross, PhD., a seasoned international equine veterinarian and nutritionist, Equolution’s formulas activate a horse’s self-healing faculties by identifying deficiencies on the cell level. Programs are designed to promote absorption of nutrients and delivery to the body cell and to optimize feeding programs.
How does it work?
Programs can be developed remotely via email and phone or on-site. We also offer educational- and certification seminars, group clinics and webinars.
1. Evaluation and fact finding
Every program starts with an evaluation. The evaluation can be done online remotely from anywhere in the world or onsite at the stable. Both cases require information about a horse’s health history, diet, problems and previous lab tests. In many cases we can develop a program for a horse without additional cellular diagnostics. But to custom design an individualized program without missing anything, especially when working remotely, a cellular evaluation is necessary. All we need is a teaspoon of the horse’s mane hair.
2. Program development
From the evaluation and your goals, we develop a custom program for each horse. Those easy-to-administer programs are designed to re-balance a horse’s health, maintain its health or to boost performance.
All programs are a combination of oral formulas and health-promoting equine diets. The owner receives step-by-step instructions in writing. Although improvements are often noticed within days, health-recovery programs are typically designed for 90 days. We strongly urge to pursue the program for the full duration, even if the horse seems well already. After 90 days we recommend a re-evaluation. The goal is to set the horse up on a preventative maintenance program so horse relapses into the previous condition are prevented. How long it takes for the horse to heal depends on a horse owner’s diligence in pursuit of the program, as well as the duration of the problem and the organ systems involved – for example: hoof horn regenerates much slower than stomach linings.
3. Independent, safe, success-proven expert counsel
Equolution®’s veterinarians and practitioners are independent consulting experts. To assure you our unbiased, objective expert counsel, Equolution is NOT associated with any feed or supplement company and uses only self-developed, proven formulas.
4. Product solutions
A selective group of formulas were designed by Dr. Gabi Gross because of the need to create solutions that could not be found elsewhere or when other products did not have clinically potent amounts (unfortunately “under-dosing” ingredients is a common practice in the general feed- and supplement industry). You will see the nutrients listed on the label, but how can you know it is enough? Truth is, they probably aren’t.
5. A new way of thinking
The Equolution® process invites the horse owner to focus on the goals rather that the absence of health. This requires a new way of thinking. For example, instead of accepting a horse’s metabolic condition and treating the subsequent damage, Equolution® instructs the horse owner how to modify the equine metabolic response with a particular dietary approach. This goes along with symptomatic treatments as long as it is needed. The ultimate goal is to recover a horse’s health so that medication is not needed any more, but this is subject to Veterinary assessment. We work with your Veterinarian.
6. The science of cellular health
The process of Equolution® is based on scientific principles of cellular health. A body consists of millions of individual cells. To heal the body, the cells have to heal. To re-balance cellular health, essential nutrients need to get into the cell and toxins have to get out. To accomplish this, Equolution® uses a nutraceutical approach in which combinations of oral formulas produce a synergistic effect. For example, to get amino acids from food into the cell, they have to pass the gut–blood barrier. Conventional feed labeling suggest that all nutrients listed on the label will be absorbed by your horse. However, as Equolution studies have shown: many nutrients do not get absorbed at all unless a specific delivery mechanism is applied in clinical potency, e.g. digestive enzymes.
All disease is cellular
No matter the “diagnosis,” if we accept the cell as the basic unit for life, then all disease is cellular disease. The basis for this philosophy has been around for quite a while, promoted by a variety of scientists. Conventional medicine treats the visible effect called “symptom”. The initial causes of the disease are rarely addressed, which “resembles the fight of a battle while losing the war.” Physical bodies consist of millions of single cells. To address the cause of disease, we have to know what is going on in the body cell. From a holistic health perspective, disease (non-health) is an explainable process. Disease and its symptoms reside first at the cellular level. Whether humans or horses, bodies are made up of hundreds of trillions of living intelligent cells which in turn make up organs, bones, tissues, blood and brain. Unhealthy cells lead to unhealthy organs, unhealthy organs lead to deficient metabolic activities, and this in turn leads to symptoms, which we name disease. Once we are diagnosed with a disease, the problem is usually systemic and bigger than just the symptoms. Usually, the causes that lead to disease are manifested in every cell of the body for some time before symptoms arise. Dis-easing processes are reversible but the recovery process takes time. Therefore it depends on how much a life-threatening imbalance has destroyed the mechanisms needed for recovery.
The animal body does not “catch” diseases, it makes them!
Symptoms occur when the body can no longer compensate for “sub-clinical” imbalances. Preventive care truly means to re-balance imbalances before they manifest into symptoms. Disease occurs at the cellular level but one cell does not make disease yet, because other cells can compensate for awhile. There is plenty of time to re-balance dis-ease before it manifests. The problem is to demonstrate the imbalance, to make it visible with other tools than symptoms, to convince the human mind for the necessity of change.
This is why Equolution® uses non-invasive cellular diagnostic methods when needed. Through tissue mineral analysis for example we can deduct the absorption rate of certain elements, and where and how we need to improve nutrient absorption. Equolution®’s approach is to restore health on the cellular level over time. In some cases, depending on the state of the “disease” symptomatic conservative treatment might be needed alongside until the body can take over again. Health is to first realize that the doctor is the body itself. Each cell is geared to self heal. The horse owner becomes the facilitator. The doctor is within the horse, not without. After all, this body built itself from one tiny cell and managed quite well without an “external doctor” for decades, defending itself from millions of viral attacks, free radical damage, and constant pollution from food and the air. This view is supportive of “the doctor within,” rather then employing an “intervener”. Holistic health is gained at the cellular level and from there the horse’s own healing power is slowly restored by :
1) Ensuring the absorption of essential nutrients and transport to the cells
2) Eliminating toxins from the cells
3) Regenerating the endocrine system (the “brain glands”)
4) Modifying the metabolic response
5) Increasing cellular efficiency