Year: 2016

Dear Friends

New studies show that Chlorella help us to reduce body fat percentage, improve fat and glucose metabolism, decrease weight, and reduce the risk factors involved with Metabolic Disease.

Therapeutic Food Protocol: Organic Chlorella

Food Science

Mizoguchi et al. (2008) in their research, Nutrigenomic studies of effects of Chlorella on subjects with high-risk factors for lifestyle-related disease, demonstrated that Chlorella intake, in 17 subjects with high risk factors for lifestyle-related disease (obesity, diabetes or hyperlipidemia) and 17 healthy subjects, results in noticeable reductions in body fat percentage, total blood serum cholesterol, and fasting blood glucose levels.

Their research confirmed that Chlorella intake brings about improvements in both fat metabolism and glucose metabolism.  The expression of genes involved in the insulin signaling pathway were also affected by Chlorella vulgaris intake, especially those related to glucose uptake in tissue, providing support for the observation that Chlorella lowers blood glucose levels.

Vecina et al. (2014), Chlorella modulate insulin signaling pathway and prevents high-fat diet induces insulin resistance in mice, research goal was to evaluate the prophylactic effect Chlorella vulgaris on body weight, lipid profile, blood glucose and insulin signaling in liver, skeletal muscle and adipose tissue of diet-induced obese mice.

Their conclusion was that C. vulgaris supplementation (Chlorella) could be considered as an adjunctive therapy to decrease weight and improve glycemic status and reducing hs-CRP as well as improving liver function in patients with NAFLD.

Add Inulin fiber and Bifidobacteria to the protocol:

Food Science:

Cani and associates (2008) found that bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) levels set the tone of insulin sensitivity and the onset of obesity and diabetes.  An increased gut permeability allowed for the passage of LPS through the gut wall into the systemic circulation.  Thus, lowering plasma LPS concentration could be a potent strategy for the control of metabolic diseases.

Cani (2007, 2007a, 2008, 2009) demonstrated in their research that adding to the diet soluble fibers such as inulin (containing oligofructose chains found in the Original Synbiotic) stimulates the growth of Bifidobacteria sp., which caused a reduction in gut permeability, thereby reducing the levels of LPS systemically, and resulted in weight loss and reduced metabolic disorders.

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Bibliography:

  • Vecina et al. (2014). Chlorella modulate insulin signaling pathway and prevents high-fat diet–induced insulin resistance in mice. Life Sci; 95(1): 45-52.
  • Mizoguchi et al. (2008). Nutrigenomic studies of effects of Chlorella on subjects with high-risk factors for lifestyle-related disease.  J Med Food; 11(3): 395-404.
  • Cani et al. (2009). Changes in gut microbiota control inflammation in obese mice through a mechanism involving GLP-2 driven improvement of gut permeability. Gut; 58(8): 1091-1103
  • Cani et al. (2008). Changes in gut microbiota control metabolic endotoxemia-induced inflammation in high-fat induced obesity and diabetes in mice, Diabetes; 57:1470-8.
  • Cani et al. (2007). Metabolic endotoxemia initiates obesity and insulin resistance. Diabetes; 56:1761-72.
  • Cani et al. (2007a). Selective increases of Bifidobacteria in gut microflora improve high-fat-diet-induced diabetes in mice through a mechanism associated with endotoxaemia. Diabetologia; 50: 2374-83.

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.

Green Facts:

Globe_Home 3If the fructose in sugar and high fructose corn syrup has been considered alcohol without the buzz in terms of the potential to inflict liver damage, what about the source of natural fructose, fruit?  See Dr. Michael Greger’s informative Video:   If Fructose is Bad, What About Fruit?

 

Dear Friends

Emerging science supports therapeutic roles for berries to prevent and reduce metabolic syndrome. (See Protocols for Health in our new website)

Add any of our berry collection of supplements to decrease risk markers – to every meal that contains sugars of any kind, fat (from dairy, meat, or eggs; and even plant oils), and grains.

Metabolic syndrome is a pre-diabetic state characterized by several cardiovascular risk factors:  abdominal obesity, atherogenic dyslipidemia, raised blood pressure, insulin resistance, pro-inflammatory state and prothrombotic state.

Basu and Lyons in their 2012 research (Strawberries, blueberries, and cranberries in metabolic syndrome: clinical perspectives) stated that,

Interventional studies reported by our group and others have demonstrated the following effects: strawberries lowering total and LDL-cholesterol, but not triglycerides, and decreasing surrogate biomarkers of atherosclerosis (malondialdehyde and adhesion molecules); blueberries lowering systolic and diastolic blood pressure and lipid oxidation and improving insulin resistance; and low-calorie cranberry juice selectively decreasing biomarkers of lipid oxidation (oxidized LDL) and inflammation (adhesion molecules) in metabolic syndrome.

Mechanistic studies further explain these observations as up-regulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase activity, reduction in renal oxidative damage, and inhibition of the activity of carbohydrate digestive enzymes or angiotensin-converting enzyme by these berries.

(See Food Science and Green Facts below for more on this important discussion).

Therapeutic Food protocol for support in reducing risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Food Science

Phyto Power supplies the phytonutrient power of multi-species of wild-crafted Alaskan blue berries and rosehips, and four species of dandelions picked in the wild.  This product is loaded with bioflavonoids (Dinstel, 2013).  Consuming 2 capsules of the Phyto Power is equivalent to eating 6 wild-crafted Alaskan rosehips (seeds and all), a small hand full (covering the palm of your hand) of wild-crafted blueberries, and one small cup of dandelion salad (from the wild meadows of Alaska) complete with flowers and roots.

No. 7 Systemic Booster not only supports you with powerful Bulgarian strains of probiotic bacteria, supernatant, and strategically selected nutriceuticals, but also provide the glycemic lowering power of whole organic cranberry, pomegranate, tart cherry and pineapple, all with high actives.

Food Science:

Throne et al. (2012) demonstrated the blunting effect on the insulin spike with high glycemic foods when you add whole berries.  They showed graphically what white bread does to our insulin levels within 2 hours after eating it.  Adding black currents and lingenberries when eating the same amount of white bread and there’s less of an insulin spike, even though by eating the berries you’ve added additional sugar (fructose) to the meal.  How do we account for this?

The soluble fibers in the berries has a gelling effect in our intestines that slows the release of sugars.  As viscosity increases, the glycemic load goes down.  Additionally, fruit phytonutrients inhibit the transportation of sugars through the intestinal wall into our blood stream (Madero, 2011).

Bibliography:

  • Basu A. Lyons TJ. (2012). Strawberries, blueberries, and cranberries in the metabolic syndrome: clinical perspectives. J Agric Food Chem; 60: 5687-92.
  • Dinstel R.R., Cascio J., & Koukel S. (2013). The antioxidant level of Alaska’s wild berries: high, higher and highest. Int J Circumpolar Health;72 doi:10.3402/ijch.v7210.21188.
  • Lustig, RH. (2013).  Fructose: It’s “Alcohol Without the Buzz”.  Adv Nutr; 4: 226-235.
  • Madero et al. (2011). The effect of two energy-restricted diets, a low-fructose diet versus a moderate natural fructose diet, on weight loss and metabolic syndrome parameters: a randomized controlled trial.  Metabolism, Clinical and Experimental; 60: 1551-1559.
  • Petta et al. (2013). Industrial, not fruit fructose intake is associated with the severity of liver fibrosis in genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C patients. Journal of Hepatology; 59: 1169-1176.
  • Throne et al. (2012). Postprandial glucose, insulin, and free fatty acid responses to sucrose consumed with blackcurrants and lingonberries in healthy women. Am J Clin Nutr; 96: 527-33.

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.

Green Facts:

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  • If the fructose in sugar and high fructose corn syrup has been considered alcohol without the buzz in terms of the potential to inflict liver damage, what about the source of natural fructose, fruit?  See Dr. Michael Greger’s informative Video:   If Fructose is Bad, What About Fruit?

 

Dear Friends

Recent clincial research has demonstrated that berry fruits can prevent age-related neurodegenerative diseases and improve motor and cognitive functions.

Regular flavonoid rich fruit intake is associated with delayed Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, ischemic diseases and aging effects (Subash, 2014).

Therapeutic Food recipe to support motor and cognitive function:

Food Science

The berry fruits are not only powerful broad spectrum antioxidants, but also are hormetic by nature (hormone like), capable of modulating metabolic and signaling pathways involved in inflammantory reactions, cell survival, neurotransmission and enhancing neuroplasticity.

Blueberry Extract contains pure anthocyanin extract from Vaccinium corymbosum– a  North American blueberry cultivar with an exceptionally broad spectrum of anthocyanins.  It takes us 80 pounds of blueberries to get one pound of this precious and very potent extract.

Blueberries are rich in phytochemicals such as anthocyanin, chlorogenic acid, catechin, quercetin, kaempferol, and tannins.  Chlorogenic acid for example crosses the blood-brain barrier and through hydrolysis converts to caffeic acid, the most potent of all antioxidants for neutralizings the fires of oxidations in the brain.

Phyto Power contains three species of wildcrafted Alaskan Rosehips (the whole fruit and seeds), four species of wildcrafted dandelions (aerial parts 90% w/w, roots 10% w/w and flower), and four species of wildcrafted blueberry (fruit >95% w/w and leave and stems < 5% w/w).

Cerebral deposition of amyloid B-peptide in the brain is an invariant feature of Alzheimer’s Disease.  A consistent protective effect of polyphenols consumption on AD has been documented by epidemiological studies (Ono, 2003).  The polyphenolics involved where myricetin, morin, quercetin, kaempferol, catechin and epicatechins—all which are the high actives in Phyto Power‘s rose hips, blueberries, and dandelion.

Akiyama et al. (2000) looked at how inflammation fits into the overall framework of AD pathology and determined that virtually all the cytokines and chemokines that have been studied in AD including IL-1beta, IL-6, TNF-alpha, IL-8, COX-2, etc. are up-regulated in AD; and that AD patients should significantly benefit from anti-inflammatory treatment.

Read more on AD and Phyto Power support by clicking on the link above.

High ORAC Synbiotic contains 20 billion of probiotic (L. acidophilus, B.longum) plus blueberry extract, grape and grape seed extract, raspberry and raspberry seed extract, cranberry, strawberry, prune, tart cherry and wild bilberry extract plus 250mg inulin.

The gut has been called the second brain for a good reason.  With a population of 100 million nerves in the enteric nervous system, there is more neuronal tissue in the gut than in the spinal cord.  The digestive tract is the Port of Entry into our body via the food we put into our mouth. The gut has 100 trillion luminal microbes, and hence, it is the frontline of our body’s communication with the outside world.  The commensal gut microbiota influences systemic immune response, with recent research showing a causive effect on various neural tissues. Much literature is now focused on the connection between microbiota and pain and cognition, illnesses such as MS, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders, and Alzheimer’s disease (Catanzaro, et al., 2015). High ORAC Synbiotic supports the health of microbiota. Read more by clicking on the link above.

Bibliography

  • Akiyama et al. (2000). Inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease. Neurobiol Aging; 21(3): 383-421.
  • Carey et al. (2014). Blueberry supplementation improves memory in middle-aged mice fed a high-fat diet. J Agric Food Chem; 62: 3972-3978.
  • Catanzaro et al. (2015). The gut microbiota and its correlations with the central nervous system disorders. Panminerva Med; 57(3): 127-43.
  • Ono et al. (2003). Potent Anti-amyloidogenic and fibril-destabilizing effects of polyphenols in vitro: Implications for the prevention and therapeutics of Alzheimer’s isease. J Neurochem; 87: 172-181
  • Stratheam et al. (2014). Neuroprotective effects of anthocyanin-and proanthocyanidin-rich extracts in cellular models of Parkinson’s diseases. Brian Res; 1555: 60-77.
  • Subash et al. (2014). Neuroprotective effects of berry fruits on neurodegenerative diseases.  Neural Regeneration Research; 9(16): 1557-1566.

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.

Green Facts:

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Maintaining a good relationship with Mother Nature is crucial to our health, and our very survival as we are all inextricably tied together.  I love the Global Oneness Project as it invites us back into a healthy relationship with her.  Just click on any of their amazing and enlightened videos and essays.

 

Cold and Flu Treatment

October 3, 2016

Dear Friends

We are in the cold and flu season.  Science finds specific foods that are amazing in the treatment of sore throats, colds, fever, congestion, and achy body.

The protocol we use is very effective: 

  • No. 7 Systemic Booster– 1 tsp. daily in a glass of water.
  • Organic Garlic– 1-2 capsule daily X 2. For sore throat, open capsules and mix with No. 7 in water, drink slowly.
  • Organic Chlorella– 4-8 tablets daily.
  • LactORN- 1 level tsp. twice a week. Take extra tsp during a cold/flu infection. Chew the powder to stimulate the oral immune system (it is on the sticky side).

We use this protocol successfully with stomach flu as well.

Food Science

Colds and Flus begin with the mucous membranes of our body— the oral cavity, the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and respiratory tracts, and the mammary gland.  They represent the largest surface area of our body exposed to the pathogenic bacteria, viruses and protozoa of the outside world.

Our GI tract alone embodies a surface area the size of a full tennis court with most of it only one-cell layer thick.  70% of our immune system resides on the inside surface of the gut membrane.  Because we bring in 20 tons of food in a life-time it is our most vulnerable Port of Entry for infections.

No. 7 Systemic Booster (click on this link to see the ingredients in the No. 7)

Lactic acid bacteria and Bifidobacteria such as are found in No. 7 have shown to be able to reduce the number of participants who experience upper respiratory tract infections in the best study to date by Hao et al. (2011)— Probiotic for preventing acute upper respiratory tract infections.

The two studies by Gill et al. (2001) and Sheih et al. (2001) describe subjects who were given a probiotic regime between weeks three to six (of the cold) and saw a significant boost in the ability of their white bloods cells to gobble up invaders.  The same boost was found in the ability of their natural killer cells to kill cancer cells.

Organic Garlic

Garlic offers a broad spectrum antimicrobial against bacteria, viruses and protozoaAt the same time it is not hard on the lactic acid probiotic organisms.  Take a large glass of water, open up a capsule of the garlic in the water.  You will smell the antimicrobial agent allicin being forming.  Each capsule contains 4 to 5 cloves of organic garlic.  Now add one tsp. of the No. 7 to the drink (Ankri, 1999; Bakri, 2005).

Organic Chlorella

Boosting the immune system without exacerbating allergies and autoimmune disease is one of the important benefits of Chlorella.  A big part of the front line of defense within the mucous membranes is the IgA- the secretary immunoglobulin A (SIgA).

The research of Yamauchi et al (2011) and Otsuki et al. (2012) not only demonstrated an increase in human participants levels of SIgA, but also an increase in their levels of NK cells (Natural Killer cells) and the corresponding reduction in upper respiratory infections (URI).

LactORN

LactORN contains the probiotic Lactobacillus casei grown in a way to retain its natural ORNS (oligoribonucleotides).  Plus it contains the prebiotic inulin derived from organic chicory root.  There are no other ingredients.  Its dairy free, soy free, gluten free (as is No. 7).

Think of this product as your immune system boosting tool.  Across animal species the LactORN has been shown through research to support immune system competencies to prevent infections cause by viruses and bacteria ( Marshall, 2007).

Bibliography

  • Ankri and Mirelman. (1999). Antimicrobial properties of allicin from garlic.  Microbes and Infection; 1(2): 125-129.
  • Bakri and Douglas. (2005). Inhibitory effect of garlic extract on oral bacteria. Archives of Oral Biology; 50(7): 645-651.
  • Gill et al. (2001). Enhancement of immunity in the elderly by dietary supplementation with the probiotic Bifidobacterium lactis HN019. Am J Clin Nutr; 74(6): 833-9.
  • Hao et al. (2011). Probiotic for preventing acute upper respiratory tract infections. Cochrane Database Syst Rev; 9: CD006895.
  • Marshall, W. (2007). Oligoribonucleotides alert the immune system of animals to the immence of microbial infections.  US patent 7,189,834 B2.
  • Otsuki et al. (2012). Chlorella intake attenuates reduced salivary SIgA secretion in kendo training camp participants. Nutrition Journal; 11: 1103.
  • Sheih et al. (2001). Systemic Immunity-Enhancing Effects in Healthy Subjects Following Dietary consumption of the Lactic Acid Bacterium Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001. Journal of the American College of Nutrition; 20(2): 149-156.
  • Yamauchi et al. (2011). Virus activation and immune function during intense training in rugby football players. Int J Sports: 32: 393-398.

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.

Green Facts:

Globe_Home 3The Food Revolution Summit speaker Dr. Michael Hansen is one of the world’s foremost scientific authority on GMOs.  Here is an interview with Dr. Hansen regarding the next wave of genetic engineering- labeled as GMOs 2.0.

 

Dear Friends

Did you know that the Chlorophyll in Chlorella activates Coenzyme Q10 to enhance cellular energy with the help of a little sunshine?

This is the power of the greenest of green foods, and BioImmersion’s new Organic Chlorella contains even more Chlorophyll per gram.

Protocol for enhancing our energy levels:

Food Science

Chlorella is the greenest of all plants.  This unicellular green algae contains more of the green pigment chlorophyll than any plant in the world- 10 times more per gram than alfalfa.

Chlorophyll is the most ubiquitous pigment in nature, responsible for capturing the life giving energy from sunlight.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a ubiquitous molecule found in every cell of the body; hence its scientific name—Ubiquinol.  It is a vital participant in the chain of metabolic chemical reactions that generate ATP energy within our cells.

How does Chlorella generate more energy in our body?

CoQ10 exists in two forms:  ubiquinol and ubiquinone. Ubiquinol is CoQ10’s active form, able to do its antioxidant, energy enhancing work; and Ubiquinone is it oxidized spent form, that needs to be brought back to its reduced state Ubiquinol to do more cellular work.

When we consume lots of green plants our blood levels of chlorophyll increases.  Bachem’s research back in 1931 showed that sunlight can penetrate through the skin.  Qu et al. (2013) showed that chlorophyll coursing through our skin can capture the sunlight’s energy, resulting in catalyzing the photoreduction of plasma ubiquinone back to ubiquinol.

This means that consuming the chlorophyll in greens enables our body to recharge CoQ10 with a little sunshine, which increases our ATP cellular production resulting in more cellular energy (Xu, 2014).  Just another reason why Chlorella is one of the most powerful food to consider for supplementation of our diet.

Bibliography:

  • Bachem A, Redd CI. (1931). The Penetration of Light Through Human Skin. Am J. Physiol; 97:86.
  • Littlefield et al. (2014). Statins’ effect on plasma levels of Coenzyme Q10 and improvement in myopathy with supplementation. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners; 26: 85-90.
  • Mowbray et al. (2009). Enzyme-independent NO stores in human skin:  Quantification and influences of UV radiation. J Invest Dermatol; 129(4): 834-042.
  • Qu et al (2013). Dietary Chlorophyll Metabolites Catalyze the Photoreduction of Plasma Ubiquinone.  Photochemistry and photobiology; 89: 310-313.
    Walsh et al. (2011). Part one:  Immune function and exercise. Exerc Immunol Rev; 17: 6-63
  • Xu et al. (2014). Light-harvesting chlorophyll pigments enable mammalian mitochondria to capture photonic energy and produce ATP. Journal of Cell Science; 127: 388-399.

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.

Green Facts:

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