Year: 2015

The Missing Fiber

December 29, 2015

Dear Friends

As dietary fiber goes up the risk of Metabolic Syndrome goes down!

The greater our dietary fiber intake is, the more we reduce the risk for Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, weight gain, obesity and diverticular disease as well as constipation (Grooms, 2013).

The average American intake is about ½ of what it should be with the guidelines for dietary fiber from the American Heart Association and the Institute of Medicine being at 30g/day (King, 2013).

Two BioImmersion Therapeutic Foods help to increase your dietary fiber:

Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic and Energy Sustain.  See Clinical Notes.

References:

  • King et al. (2012). Trends in dietary fiber intake in the United States, 1999-2008. J Acad Nutr Diet;112(5):642-8.
  • Grooms et al. (2013). Dietary Fiber Intake and Cardiometabolic Risk among US Adults: NHANES 1999-2010. Am J Med;126(12):1059-1067.
Yours,

Seann Bardell

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners.  There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health.  Please  use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

Clinical NotesBG and ES 4

Here’s to our health:

Take one heaping tablespoons of the Beta Glucan daily and two–three heaping tablespoons of the Energy Sustain at least three times a week. Combine the two and make a smoothie as a meal replacement.  With this kind of dosing you will be adding around 10 grams of fiber.  And other wonderful life enhancing
nutrients (see the links above and below).

To make a great smoothie, add to the Beta Glucan and Energy Sustain some fresh fruit, protein powder, and flax seed. We can easily get to 20 grams with the added fiber.

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Dear Friends

Happy Holidays to each and every one of you!!!  Thank you for being our friends and our cherished customers.  May next year be a wonderful year for us all.

Sincerely yours,

Seann and Dohrea Bardell

Clinical Notes

Here’s to your health:

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Dear Friends,

Chronic inflammation is a key risk factor to the growing degenerative diseases we are facing today.

The No. 7 Systemic Booster is a foundational product that potentiates many protocols as it is designed to support multiple systems in our body’s ability to overcome chronic inflammation.  Think of the foods, fiber, and probiotics in the No 7 as a communication switchboard that directs the different items in your protocols toward their therapeutic goal. That is the power of foods acting epigenetically (Han. 2007).

No.7 2Research on the effects of foods and probiotics found in the No 7 is exciting.

Liopis (2009) research demonstrated L. casei’s abilitiy to downregulate inflammatory signals (TNF-alpha, IFN-gamma, IL-2, IL-6, IL-8, and CXCL 1) in Crohn’s disease mucosa. The researchers conclusion was that live L. casei can counteract the proinflammatory effects of E. coli on CD inflamed mucosa.

Ford (2014) meta-analysis on the efficacy of prebiotics, probiotic and synbiotics in IBS and CIC (the mean number of stools per week) found that probiotic had beneficial effects on global IBS, abdominal pain, bloating and flatulence.  Their conclusion: probiotics are effective treatments for IBS. Their degrees of effectiveness depending on the species and strains.

The No. 7’s bacteria strains and the supernatant were chosen by our Bulgarian scientists for their effectiveness supporting the inhibition of Clostridial species, as overgrowth of Clostridia is found to create a serious GI tract inflammatory problem (Kounev 2007).  The inulin, berries and fruit provides the prebiotic for the inflammatory reducing-strain of acidophillis, casei and longum.  Inulin is very bifidogenic.

Fruit and berry polyphenols provide a myriad anti-inflammatory actions.  They perform as anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories, anti-microbials, they protect against the diseases of aging.  They are also hormetic, that is they behave like hormones, epigenetically activating endogenous defense systems (Han. 2007).

Lapshina (2015) demonstrated that the flavonoids in cranberry prevent toxic rat liver mitochondrial damage in vivo and scavenge free radicals in vitro.  They scavenged nitric oxide radicals, superoxide anion radicals, and hydroxyl radicals.  Novotny (2015) showed that cranberry juice consumption lowers markers of cardiometabolic risk including CRP.

Colombo’s (2013) research demonstrated the anti-inflammatory activity of pomegranate in the gastrointestinal tract.  Pomegranate is shown to help with gastritis.

Howatson et al. (2009) determined the efficacy of a tart cherry juice in aiding recovery and reducing muscle damage, inflammation and oxidative stress.  The cherry juice appears to provide a viable means to aid recovery following strenous exercise by increasing total antioxidative capacity, reducing inflammation, lipid peroxidation and so aiding in the recovery of muscle function.  There is much anecdotal evidence for tart cherry reducing the pain of arthritis.

Regarding the nutriceutical contribution within the No. 7, the Fructo Borate Complex contributes to inflammatory reduction by a variety of mechnisms.  Boron downregulates over zealous immune cells for unloading their oxidative bursts into inflamed joints.  Boron also decreases blood levels of CRP and increases blood levels of Vitamin D3. We also add extra Vitamin D3 to No. 7 at 400 IU per tsp (Scorei et al., 2011).

Barley Sprout Nucleotides lower the blood sugar levels for hyperglycemics.  Reducing blood sugar levels also reduces blood LDL levels, and lower LDLs reduces the risk for oxidized LDL, a very dangerous inflammatory inducing free radical.

Lee et al (2015) investigated the effect of L-carnitine supplementation on inflammation markers in patients with CAD.  CRP,IL-6, and TNF- alpha were all significantly lowered.  They suggested the use of L-carnitine supplementation to reduce inflammation in CAD.

L- Carnosine is an exciting anti-aging molecule, much has been said and researched about it.  In short, carnosine works as an antioxidant to prevent the formation of oxidized sugars, also called Advanced Glycosylation End-products or AGEs. The less AGEs in your body the younger your body feels (Asif et al., 2000).

References:

  • Liopis et al. (2009). Lactobacillus casei downregulates commensals’ inflammatory signals in Crohn’s diseases mucosa. inflamm Bowel Dis;15(2):275-83.
  • Ford et al. (2014). Efficacy of prebiotics, probiotics, and synbiotics in irritable bowel syndrome and chronic idiopathic constipation: systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Gastroenterol;109(10):1547-61.
  • Han et al. (2007). Dietary Polyphenols and their Biological Significance. Int J Mo Sci; 8(9):950-988.
  • Lapshina et al. (2015). Cranberry flavonoids prevent toxic rat liver mitochondrial damage in vivo and scavenge free radicals in vitro. Cell Miochem Funct;33(4):202-210.
  • Novotny et al. (2015). Cranberry juice consumption lowers markers of cardiometabliolic risk, including blood pressure and circulating C-reactive protein, triglyceride, and glucose concentrations in adults. J Nutr;145(6):1185-93.
  • Colombo et al. (2013). A review on the Anti-Inlfammatory Activity of Pomegranate in the Gastrointestinal tract. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine;Article ID 247145.
  • Howatson et al. (2009). Influence of tart cherry juice on indices of recovery following marathon. Scandinavian Journal of Med & Sci in Sports;20(6):843-852.
  • Scorei et al. (2011). A double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Polot Study to Evaluate the Effect of Calcium Fructoborate on Systemic Inflammation and Dyslipidemia Markers for Middle-Aged People with Ordinary Osteoarthritis. Biol Trace Elem Res;144:253-263.
  • Lee et al. (2008). Vitamin Deficiency: An important, Common, and Easiiy Treatable Cardiovascual Risk Factor? J Am Coll Cardiol;52(24):1949-1956.
  • Lee et al. (2015). Antiinflammatory effects of L-canitine supplementation (1000 mg/d) in coronary artery disease patients. Nutrition;31(3):475-9.
  • Asif et al. (2000). An Advanced Glycation Endproduct cross-link breaker can reverse age-related increases in myocardial stiffness. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA; 97(6):2809-2813.

Yours,

Seann Bardell

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners.  There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health.  Please  use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

Clinical Notes

The No. 7 Systemic Booster is meant to be taken on a regular basic as not only your gastrointestinal probiotic/prebiotic supplement but as your multiple for all of the body’s systems—as a anti-inflammatory, healthy aging product.

The suggested dose is one teaspoon daily.

No. 7 contains:  probiotics (L. acidophilus, L. casei, B. longum), supernatant (inactive probiotic cells populations of L. bulgaricus, S. thermophilus and their metabolites), whole organic pineapple, organic tart cherry, organic cranberry and extract, organic pomegranate and extract, Fructo Borate Complex, barley sprout nucleotides, inulin (derived from organic chicory root), L-Carnitine, L-Carnosine, Vitamin D-3 and folic acid.

The Bulgarian probiotics and their Supernatant are exceptional contributors within the army of synbiotic organisms in the gut microbiome towards the reduction of GI tract inflammation.

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Beta Glucan Synbiotic & CHD

December 17, 2015

Dear Friends,

Coronary heart disease’s risk factors are high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, [high triglycerides], obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes and stress (Saini et al., 2010; Serino et al., 2014).

Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic provides oat beta glucan, red beet fiber, chicory fiber (inulin), and probiotics; healthy food ingrediets shown by research to support the reduction in the risk markers for obesity, diabetes and CVD.

Whitehead et al. (2014) performed a meta-analysis on 28 randomized controlled trial on the  effectiveness of oat bran beta glucans to lower LDL cholesterol.  Oat beta glucan reduced LDL and total cholesterol by 0.25 mmol/L and 0.30 mmol/L respectively at doses of 3g/d.

Experimental data are convincing in support of the hypothesis that the fiber inulin (prebiotic) inhibit hepatic lipogenesis (formation of cholesterol), inducing a significant hypotriglyceridemic effect (Saini, 2010).

DiRienzo (2014) reviewed 26 clinical studies and two meta-analyses and found amongst others that L. acidophilus plus inulin significantly decreased LDL cholesterol.  Their conclusion was that probiotic intake as a therapeutic lifestyle change can have a positive effect on reduced CHD risk factors.

References:

  • Serino et al. (2014). Far from the Eyes, Close to the Heart:  Dysbiosis of Gut Microbiota and Cardiovasuclar Consequences. Curr Cardiol Rep.; 16(11):540.
  • Saini et al. (2010). Potential of probiotics in controlling cardiovascular diseases. J. Cardiovasc Dis Res;1(4):213-214.
  • Whitehead et al. (2014) Cholesterol-lowering effects of oat Beta glucan: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am j. Clin. Nutr.;100(6):1413-1421.
  • DiRienzo DB. (2014). Effect of probiotics on biomarkers of cardiovascular disease: implications for heart-healthy diets. Nutr Rev.;72(1):18-29.

See Clinical Notes for more.

Yours,

Seann Bardell

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners.  There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health.  Please  use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

Clinical Notes

As you can see the Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic contains five powerful lactic acid bacteria and three forms of fiber.  The suggested dose in the research above is 3 grams per day for individuals dealing with high cholesterol and the different risk factors. One tablespoon twice daily before the two largest meals will supply the suggested dosage in the research.

The red beet root fiber support the increase of good HDL cholesterol.

All of the soluble fibers in this formula are fermented by these good bacteria into SCFA: butyrate, propionate and acetate.  The butyrate promotes the healing of tight junctions thereby reducing inflammation which is a major risk factor for CVD.  The propionate reduces cholesterol levels.

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Dear Friends,

“After the age of 50 years, a woman’s risk of dying from a hip fracture is equal to her lifetime risk of dying from breast cancer” (Devirian T., & Volpe S., 2003).

Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis are of major concern for our aging as well as young population (Newnham RE.,1994; Devirian T., Volpe S., 2003). Osteoarthiritis results from lack of sufficient Boron in our diets (Devirian T., Volpe S., 2003; Helliwell et al., 1996).

Fructo Borate Complex and its natural bioavailable boron supports bone strength and joint integrity (Miljkovic et al., 2009; Scorei et al. (2011).

Boron is found to be a missing mineral in our daily nutrition as industrialized farming has depleted boron from our soil. Fructo Borate Complex is a complex of calcium, natural fructose, and boron; exactly as it is found in fresh and dried fruits, vegetables, herbs and wine (Miljkovic et al., 2009; Price et al., 2012).  This form of boron is not only safe but also bioavailable compared with most commercial forms of boron (Scorei et al., 2011).

1-2 capsules of the Fructo Borate Complex  provides 6-12 mg, which is the researched amount of boron to support healthy strong bone (between 3-10 mg). It also has the ability to reduce inflammation and pain in arthritic joints (Scorei et al., 2011).

References:

  • Newnham RE. (1994). Essentiality of boron for healthy bones and joints. Environ Health Perspect.;102 Suppl 7:83-5
  • Price et al. (2012). Essential Nutrients of Bone Health and a Review of their Availability in the Average North American Diet. Orthop J;6:143-149.
  • Newnham RE. (2003). Boron: Major Cause and Cure for Arthritis. Nutrition; issue 92.
  • Scorei et al. (2011). A Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study to Evaluate the Effect of Calcium Fructoborate on Systemic Inflammation and Dyslipidemia Markers for Middle-Ased People with Primary Osteoarthritis. Biol Trace Elem Res;144:253-263.
  • Helliwell et al. (1996). Elemental analysis of femoral bone from patients with fractured neck of femur or osteoarthritis. Bone;18:151-157.
  • Miljkovic et al. (2009). Calcium Fructoborate:  plant-based dietary boron for human nutrition. J Diet Suppl;6:211-226.
  • Scorei et al. (2011). Calcium Fructoborate—potential anti-inflammatory agent. Biol Trace Elem. Res; doi:10.1007/s12011-011-8972-6.
  • Nielsen F. (1990). Studies on the relationship between boron and magnesium which possibly affects the formation and maintenance of bones. Magnes Trace Elm.;9(2):61-9.
  • Devirian T. & Volpe S. (2003). The Physiological Effects of Dietary Boron. Critical Reveiws in Food Science and Nturition; 43(2):210-231.

See Clinical Notes for more.

Yours,

Seann Bardell

We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners.  There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health.  Please  use our products under the advisement of your doctor.

Clinical Notes

Osteoarthritis:

Fructo Borate provides 6mg of elemental boron per capsule.  Each boron ion is bound to two fructose molecules.  All food derived boron molecules are bound to carbohydrates.

Take 1 to 2 capsules twice daily depending on the severity of the arthritis.

Osteoporosis:

Surgeons have observed that the bones of patients using boron supplements are much harder to cut than those of patients who had not used boron supplements.  Approximately half the population in the US consumes less than 1mg of boron per day.  Supplementation with 3 mg of boron per day for post menopausal women has demonstrated improved calcium and magnesium retention by the kidneys.

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