Year: 2015

Dear Friends

Osteoarthritis is a disease condition associated with the aging process; an inability tophytopower-04 copy final 2 successfully manage inflammation in our body. And it is on the rise worldwide (see Nguyen et. al., 2011).

Utilize the Phyto Power for its three varities of wildcrafted Potent Alaskan Rosehip to support the reduction of pain, swelling, and inflammation. See the Therapeutic Foods protocol in Clinical notes below!

Research by Winther et al. (2005) studied 94 patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee to ascertain the effectiveness of rosehip (Rosa canina or dog rose). They conclude rosehip helps to reduce pain, swelling and suffering; alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis and reduce the consumption of rescue medication.  The dosing was 5 capsules (500 mg per capsule) BID for 3 months. (note that dog rose is not a strong rosehip, hence the large dosage).

Cohen M. (2012) conducted a meta-analysis of three randomized controlled trials involving 287 osteoarthritic patients with a median treatment period of 3 months with a standardized rosehip powder.

References:

  • Nguyen et al. (2011) Increasing prevalence of knee pain and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: survey and cohort data. Ann Intern Med;155(11):725-32.
  • Winther K et al. (2005) A powder made from seeds and shells of a rosehip subspecies (Rosa canina) rduces symptoms of knee and hip osteoarthritis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controled clinical trial. Scnd J Rheumatol; 34(4):302-8.
  • Cohen M. (2012) Rosehip- an evidence based herbal medicine for inflammation and arthritis. Aust Fam Physician; 41(7): 495-8

See in clinical note three strong Therapeutic Food supplements that help with osteoarthritis:(1) Phyto Power, (2) Fructo Borate and (3) No. 7 Systemic Booster.

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

(1)  Phyto Power: Detox . Activate . Regenerate

Each capsule of Phyto Power contains three ingredients- 200 mgs of three species of wild-crafted Alaskan rosehips, 200 mgs of four species of wild-crafted Alaskan dandelion, and 100 mgs of wild-crafted Alaskan blueberry.  As with all our whole plants selected we analyze for their actives and our rosehip serves as a powerful example of the high actives in all our Therapeutic Food supplements.Rosehip Nutrient Comparison 3

In this bar graph you can see the quantitative difference in the polyphenolic/flavonoid concentration of the Alaskan rosehip compared to the Europeon dog rose. The darker red represents the Alaskan rosehip and the more pink color the European dog rose.

For a more detail analysis click here and scroll down to the newsletter: Phyto Power’s Wildcrafted Alaskan Rosehip.

Take 2 capsules daily.

(2) Fructo Borate: Boron Complex

The Fructo Borate is one of our very first products specifically researched to help with osteoporosis and osteoarthritic type conditions.  See Fructo Borate.

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

(3)  No. 7 Systemic Booster:  Multi System Support

No. 7 boosts a high potency blend of our Bulgarian probiotic and its supernatant, plus an important fusion of organic whole fruits and extracts (including tart cherry, cranberry, pomegranate and pineapple) known for their anti-inflammatory effect. We added selected complimentary nutriceuticals including Fructo Borate. It is a foundational product support for multiple sytems within the body.

Take one teaspon daily.  It tastes good too.

Your,

Seann Bardell

Green Facts:

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Dear Friends

Increasing our consumption of a diverse range of dietary polyphenols is a proven strategy for protection against the pathogenesis of aging and degenerative diseases.

phytopower-04 copy final 5Take a look at this long list of researched findings. As of August 2015 PubMed’s database contains 78,524 studies that research flavonoids alone.

Potentiate your protocols with Phyto Power:

Polyphenols act in our bodies as antioxidant, anti-apoptosis, anti-aging, anticarcinogen, anti-inflammation, anti-atherosclerosis, anti-microbial, cardiovascular protection, neurological protection, improvement of the endothelial function, as well as inhibition of angiogenensis and cell proliferation activity. Additionally, they offer indirect protection by activating endogenous defense systems and by modulating cellular signaling processes such as reducing NF-kB, enhance glutathione biosynthesis, Nrf2 and much more.

Meta-analysis: Han et al. (2007). Dietary Polyphenols and their Biological Signficance. Int. J. Mo. Sci.; 8(9):950-988.

See the recipe for dosing with Phyto Power in clinical notes below.

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

Phyto Power can be utilized in many ways to potentiate your protocols. Use it as a gentle  detox on a daily basis. It is designed to detoxify and boost the most sensitive individuals.

Take two capsules a day.  This gives you the equivalent in flavonoids of eating directly from the wilds of Alaska, a small hand full of four types of blueberries, 6 rosehips (including seeds and husks) and a small cup of dandelion greens (including the flowers and roots).  To read more about Phyto Power click on this link. There you will find our Foward Thinking newsletters on Phyto Power’s wild-crafted blueberry, dandelion and rosehip— highlighting the very special nature of the Alaskan growing environment for enabling exceptionally high levels of phytonutrients within its wild plants.

Green Facts

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See Nature’s paper on using solar energy within the built environment to more that take care of all of California’s energy needs- a prototype for the future.

Happy Thanksgiving 2015

November 26, 2015

Dear Friends

It was Albert Einstein’s 100th year celebration yesterday, as I am sure you noticed, and here’s a great quote from him that he shared for us all in 1949:

“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us—universe—a part limited in time and space.  He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.  This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.  Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassions to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

That sure is the task at hand, don”t you think?

Green Facts

The amazing youtube video of Anna Breytenbach working with a black panther.  She has dedicated her life to “interspecies communication”.

Heavy Metal Detox

November 18, 2015

Dear Friends

Heavy metals are shown to be amongst the worst toxic chemicals. But research also shows the place of probiotics in detoxifying heavy metals. For your consideration: add Bioimmersion’s probiotics. Here’s why.

  • Original Synbiotic Formula- one teaspoon daily.
  • Supernatant Synbiotic Formula- one capsule daily.

Rational

The food and water we consume are often contaminated with a range of chemicals and heavy metals, such as lead, cadmium, arsenic, chromium and mercury, that are associated with numerous diseases.  Species such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, present in the mouth, gut, and vagina have the ability to bind and detoxify these metals.

Halttunen et al. (2007) showed that Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species can bind lead and cadmium to their cell surface, and hold on to them through defecation.  Singh and Sharma (2010) showed that L. acidophilus was able to bind and remove arsenic from water. Robinson and Tuovinen (1984) demonstrated that L. rhamnosus in yoghurt reduced the bioaccumulation of mercury and arsenic in pregnant women and children.  Shrivastava et al. (2003) showed that lactobacilli can transform chromium (CrVI) to its less toxic form (CrIII).

References

  • Halttunen et al. (2007) Rapid removal of lead and cadmium from water by specific lactic acid bacteria. Int. J. Food Microbiol; 114:30-35.
  • Robinson JB, Tuovinen OH. (1984) Mechanisms of microbial resistance and detoxification of mercury and organomercury compounds: physiological, biochemical, and genetic analyses. Microbiol. Rev.; 48:95-124.
  • Singh et al. (2010). Removal of arsenic (III) from waste water using Lactobacillus acidophilus. Bioremediat. J.;14:92-97.
  • Shrivastava et al. (2003) Various cells of the immune system and intestine differ in their capacity to reduce hexavalent chromium. FEMS Immunol. Med. Microbiol;38:65-70.
  • Monchese et al. (2012) Bioremediation and Tolerance of Humans to Heavy Metals through Microbial Processes: a Potential Role for Probiotic? AEM;78:6397-6404

For further comments see Clinical Notes.

Sincerely 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:

Having both the Supernatant Synbiotic Formula and the Original Synbiotic Formula gives you the option of taking a capsule or a powder.  Both formulas provide excellent support for the chelation and detoxification of toxic heavy metals.  They both contain multiple, but different, species of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.  If you want the maximum diversity of species take a capsule of Supernatant in the morning and a teaspoon of Original before bed (or vise versa).

Green Facts

Globe_Home 3Pollution is theft.  Listen to this interview with Robert Kennedy Jr., who is truly one of our great front-line fighters against the corporate giants that are polluting our world and sickening humanity.

ASD Support

November 12, 2015

Dear Friends

The gastrointestinal ecosystem of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been found to often have an overgrowth of clostridial species.

Clostridial species produce propionic acid (PPA) in abundance.  PPA is dangerously neurotoxic.

First, PPA has shown to cause an opening of the tight junctions in the GI tract mucus membrane, thereby manifesting the condition known as leaky gut syndrome.

Second, after passing into the systemic circulation through these breaches in the GI tract, PPA is also able to cross through the blood-brain barrier causing inflammation and damage to brain tissue, resulting in symptoms and behaviors characteristic of ASD.

Scientists are coming to the conclusion that supporting a healthy gut membrane is key to ASD support. But how do we reduce clostridia and strengthen this delicate one-cell membrane of the GI tract?

The Therapeutic Food Synbiotic formulas provide probiotic strains that produce bacterocins against clostridia, thereby supporting the reduction in clostridial populations. And with the aid of gentle fiber (such as the Be Regular), these probiotics produce the critically important fatty acid butyate- a key SCFA supporting a healthy gut membrane. (See Clinical Notes).

Recommended Dose:

Capsules:  Supernatant Synbiotic Formula: take 2 capsules daily.
Powder:  Original Synbiotic Formula and No. 7 Systemic Booster: take 1 teaspoon daily.

For further comments see Clinical Notes.

Sincerely 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.

References

  • Mulle at al. (2013). Gastrointestinal Microbiome: A New Frontier in Research. Curr. Psychiatry Rep; 15(2).
  • Finegold et al. (2002). Gastrointestinal Microflora Studies in late-Onset Autism. Clin. Infect. Dis.;35(1):S1-S16.
  • MacFabe DF. (2015). Enteric short-chain fatty acids: microbial messengers of metabolism, mitochondria, and mind:  implications in autism spectrum disorders. Microb Ecol Health Dis; 26:28177. Doi: 10.3402/mehd.v26.28177. eCollection 2015.

Clinical Notes:

There are three main fatty acids produced by the gut microbes as a byproduct of their fermentation of dietary fibers—butyric, acetic and propionic.  Butyric acid is crucial for GI tract membrane health, as it is the primary fuel used by the colonocytes mitochondria for energy, enabling a healthy cell turnover, and therefore a tightening of cell junctions.

All of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species in our synbiotic formulas are strong butyrate producers and Clostridia inhibitors.  If you prefer a capsule then select the Supernatant Synbiotic, the High ORAC Synbiotic or the Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic or a powder then select the Original Synbiotic, the Beta Glucan Synbiotic and the No. 7 Systemic Booster.

Green Facts

 Green World Rising is a series of short films on the state of climate and solutions to the climate crisis.  The  series is comprised of four films: Carbon, Last Hours, Green World Rising, and Restoration.  Provides actions you can take.