Year: 2008

The Good News

December 22, 2008

Dear Friends,

We wish you a happy holiday and a great new year.

As you know, I have been teaching the concept of de-evolution in the last couple of years and recently have sent several emails articulating the phenomena. In the new year, I will continue this theme. The full lecture, De-Evolution and the Ecology of the Microbiome, is a topic I have researched and worked with wonderful scientists over the last four years to develop. My next segment in the email sequence will be on the dysbiosis of our oceans, which then will lead us into the human microbiome.

Let’s engage in an ongoing conversation around the many issues pertinent to the global ecosystem and its systemic relevance to our health. I am re-posting our invitation to all of you, taken from our BioImmersion publishing blog home page. Don’t worry about the articles being perfect!

We invite you to contribute articles & research, thoughts & poems, analysis & solutions; to publish and converse with old and new friends, fellow world citizens, dedicated to bring peace into the chaos of the globe we call home. We have seeded the blog with some articles and thoughts to get the conversation going. The categories on the right will expand as our entries and foci evolve. Lets start writing and publishing!

A book that I recently read, Good News For A Change- How Everyday People Are Helping The Planet (2002) by David Suzuki and Holly Dressel, is spot on and inspiring. It’s a perfect read for this time in the life of our world. A book like this is truly the light at the end of the tunnel. Get it, you will be glad.

Many blessings to you all!

Seann Bardell

BioImmersion.com

P.S. Do you know the name of this incredible creature? Obviously it is a creature from our oceans. Hint: there are two of these animals within the coral.

P.P.S. When you get our emails be sure to click on the local picture link, plus open up the HTML version.
The Last Quiz Answer: Our round-eared friend is a Wild Dog of Africa, the Continents most effective predator. Hunting together in packs of up to one hundred, they are known for their intelligence, persistence, stamina and family loyalty.

Judy Wicks, owner of The White Dog Café, jokes, “I use food to lure innocent customers into social activism.” Check out her business model: www.whitedog.com

What If?

November 17, 2008

What If?

What if every time you go out to eat you ask the waiter whether the restaurant offers any organic dishes?

What if every time you engage your waiter in a conversation about organic food, you also suggest bringing the owner to the table to discuss buying food from local sustainable farms?

What if you had the list of all the organic and sustainable farms in your local area and gave that list to the owner of the restaurant?

What if you do this every time you go out to eat anywhere, including (don’t worry… I will not tell) fast food restaurants?

What if you repeat this every time you travel outside your local area?

You could start a revolution.

You could save the life of our planet.

You could save our children’s future.

Would you please?

Dohrea Bardell

President

BioImmersion Inc.

Start here: http://www.localharvest.org/farmers-markets/list.jsp

Evolution of Life

October 24, 2008

Dear Friends,

Water is the womb of creation. The primordial ocean, the ancient soup of chemicals: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorous and sulfur; the elements from which life emerged. Mycoplasm, the tiniest of bacterial life, creating the first membrane that separated itself from its environment: a semi-permeable membrane that selects certain chemical from the environmental soup and excretes metabolites into the external world. The bacteria changes within itself;evolving and creating a chemical factory for producing new molecules, organic molecules, and hydrocarbon chains: amino acids, proteins, fats, RNA and DNA. The creation of every metabolic process that is used by all life forms today. Cyanobacteria (blue, green algae), was amongst the first organisms, takes simple atoms and converts them into organic compounds. Systemically, all life is made up of cells and cells have membranes that allow the microbe to interact with the outside environment selectively. That is what we term life.

But what is life? It is a cell or groups of cells organized to survive and reproduce.Evolution is the process of going from the simple to the complex: scientists believe that life started from a single celled organism and evolved to a multi-celled organisms of plants and animal; from algae to kelp, from sponges to jelly fish, from fish to amphibians to reptiles to mammals- up the phylogenetic tree; complexity building upon complexity.

What enables the process of corrections and changes? Mutations, gene trading and symbiosis.Evolution created protozoa, fungus, plants and animals. The single celled algae capable of photosynthesis, using that energy and the constituents from the environment,to create organic molecules. Animals use the plants for energy to make their own structural molecules. In all animals, bacterial cells became mitochondria of the bigger cells. Primordially, the microbial world had figured out the biological processes necessary to make the molecules of life, and these primitive pathways of metabolism operate human’s highly evolved bodies. Life is therefore a synbiotic relationship. We are not alone; we are an integral part of our environment.

The principles of life are comprised of membranes, metabolism and symbiotic relationships with the environment. Humans came into a world rich in diversity of life, systems of animals, plants and microbes living together. An environment that has progressed symbiotically over the eons, delicately balancing systems of relationships; giving, taking, sharing and living. A creation that allowed for evolution to proceed towards diversity of life forms, to interact and relate to other organisms as part of life’s principle of existing together.

Creation and evolution began in the ocean. But the planet ecosystem is losing ground. Life on earth is suffering. One half of the wetlands, one half of the grassland and one half of the tropical forests are gone. More complex species are suffering: one quarter of amphibians, reptiles and mammals are endangered. By 2045 all the big fish in the sea are predicted to be extinct. Evolution is shifting backwards in the direction of mold, bacteria and jellyfish.

In the coming weeks we will be investigating this de-evolution and what we can do to reverse it.In the next communication,we will continue to discuss the watery home of our beginnings: the ocean. We know how our polluting ways are decimating the land and air. But what about the ocean, so vast, covering ¾ of the earth surface, thought in the past impervious to our polluting ways, what is the state of its ecological health and the ramification to us?

Yours truly,

Seann Bardell

BioImmersion.com

P.S. The publishing blog is ready for your articles and thoughts. Contribute at bioimmersion.com/publishing blog. Join the conversation.

Clinical Note: Back to Basics

Our bodies need a lively, healthy balance of bacteria. Create a healthy microbiome community with the Original Synbiotic Formula.
The Last Quiz Answer: Our bird is an immature Laysan albatross. The brown features on its head are remnants of the immature downy plumage. Our wild bird was identified by Mark Myers, curator of animals at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, WA.


Dr. Lynn Margulis presents an answer to the one enduring mystery of evolution that Charles Darwin could never solve. The source of the inherited variation that gives rise to new species.

Is De-evolution Real?

September 17, 2008
 

Dear Friends,

We are witnessing what I term the de-evolution of our planet. The network of symbiotic relationships in nature are transforming as habitats are vanishing and ecosystems are collapsing. The higher life forms are struggling to survive with many moving towards the endangered list. As a zoologist, I have witnessed our rapidly changing world (air, land and sea) that no longer favors the evolution of higher forms of life such as mammals and Homo sapiens.

The underlying fabric of nature is tearing, a phenomena with huge ramification for human beings.
Both the cause and the solution lie in the hands of the earth’s dominant animal- humans must pay attention.

In the next few months I will begin to lay out the concept of the de-evolution of our planet. Our Forward Thinking Series will cover in depth this incredibly serious topic in order to open up the conversation and bring together many scientists, physicians and organizations working to reverse and heal the evolutionary process.

What life forms are in the process of reclaiming dominion over our oceans and land?

Yours truly,

Seann Bardell

BioImmersion.com

P.S. Soon coming to the Bioimmersion site is the Publishing Blog. We would love to receive your articles and essays to publish in the Blog.

Join the conversation.

Clinical Note: Back to Basics

Our bodies need 2500 ORAC units each day to nourish, protect and heal against environmental toxins and virulent pathogens. High ORAC Synbiotic Formula plus the Wild Blueberry Daily provide 3500 ORAC units of therapeutic foods protecting your brain and body. That is equivalent to eating 7 to 9 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables each day plus a cup of yogurt with healthy bugs!

The world’s largest independent social movement, La Via Campesina (The Peasant Way) represents 150 million people and many organizations worldwide with the purpose of creating equity for farmers and bringing balance and justice to the global food system. Get involved in the “Food Sovereignty” movement.