Year: 2020

Dear Friends

We have discussed the use of Garlic as an antimicrobial support for IBS and SIBO.

IBS sufferers also require a calming effect.

Probiotic and polyphenols have shown in research to offer relief from pain by reducing the irritating and pathogenic organisms of the microbiota (the community of the different organisms living in the GI Tract) with friendly and calming bacteria.  Probiotics simply competes with irritating or pathogenic bacteria and lowers their numbers. The immune system along with the nervous system relax as inflammation is lowered and with that pain is reduced. These friendly probiotic bacteria are hard workers! See the research below.

Select one or two of the top three calming and reparative Therapeutic Food Synbiotics:

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CP F

HO F

Siebecker and Sandberg-Lewis, co-founders of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at The National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), state in their paper, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Often-Ignored cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, that they have used various multistrain and single probiotics as well as yogurt and cultured vegetables with their SIBO patients with good results (2013).  They consider avoiding prebiotics such as FOS, inulin and GOS as the main ingredient.  However, they also state that these prebiotics may be tolerated in small amounts used as base ingredients.

Soifer and associates pilot study (2010) compared the short-term clinical efficacy of the drug metronidazole vs. a probiotic with people who have SIBO and functional chronic abdominal distension. The study population consisted of 50 patients with chronic abdominal distension (Rome III criteria) and diagnosis of SIBO made by a lactulose H2 breath test.

The participants were divided into 2 groups, 25 in the metronidazole group and 25 in the probiotic group.  The probiotic group received a blend of L. casei, L. plantarum, S. faecalis and B. brevis.  Both groups went on the same diet, which consisted in reduced consumption of alcohol, legumes, dairy products and leafy green vegetables.

The results showed that thirteen (52%) subjects receiving metronidazole and twenty (82%) receiving the probiotic showed clinical improvement after the treatment.  All the study patients completed treatment.  No adverse events leading to treament discontinuation were observed.

Their conclusion was that the probiotics used had a higher efficacy that metronidazol and may prove successful in treating SIBO.

 

Bibliography

  • Block, Eric (2010). Garlic and other Alliums: The Lore and the Science. Publisher: The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge UK.
  • Hungin et al (2005). Irritable bowel syndrome in the United States: prevalence, symptoms patterns and impact. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics; 21(11): 1365-1375.
  • Jonkers et al. (1997).  Effect of Garlic on Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; 43(12): 30-45.
  • Lawson LD & Koch HP. (1996). Garlic:  The Science and Therapeutic Application of Allium sativum L. and Related Species. Publisher: Williams and Wilkins.
  • Pyleris et al. (2012). The Prevalence of Overgrowth by Aerobic Bacteria in the Small Intestine by Small Bowel Culture: Relationship with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Digestive Diseases and Sciences; 57(5): 1321-1329.
  • Siebecker A, Sandberg-Lewis S. (2013). Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Often-Ignored Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Townsend Letter; Feb/Mar 2013.
  • Soifer LO, Peralta D, Dima G, Besasso H. (2010). Comparative clinical efficacy of a probiotic vs. an antibiotic in the treatment of patients with intestinal bacterial overgrowth and chronic abdominal functional distension: a pilot study. Acta Gastroenterol Latinoam; 40(4): 323–7.

 

Sincerely yours,

Seann

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Dear Friends

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is considered to be part of the larger condition of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

IBS is known as a chronic, episodic, functional gastrointestinal disorder, characterized by abdominal pain/discomfort and altered bowel habit (constipation, diarrhea or alternating periods of both). It is estimated to affect 10-15% of Western populations, one in seven Americans suffer with this condition (Hungin, 2005).

320 subjects enrolled who were diagnosed with IBS according to the Rome II criteria.  SIBO was found in 37.5% of IBS sufferers.  Escherichia coli, Enterococcus spp and Klebsiella pneumoniae were the most common isolates found in patients with SIBO (Joankers, 1999).

Pylorus et al. (2012) found that the pathogenic Escherichia coli, Enteroccus spp. and Klebsiella were the most common isolate found in SIBO patients.  Very dangerous and potentially deadly pathogens—especially VRE (Vancomycin Resistant Enteroccoci).  And, researchers have found that garlic inhibits the growth of all three (Lawson, 2010).

Garlic is an amazing broad-spectrum antimicrobial.  Its magic bullets are in its secondary metabolites—its thiosulphanates of which allicin comprises about 70 to 80% and is the most potent (Block, 2010).

Add Garlic:

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Bibliography

  • Block, Eric (2010). Garlic and other Alliums: The Lore and the Science. Publisher: The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge UK.
  • Hungin et al (2005). Irritable bowel syndrome in the United States: prevalence, symptoms patterns and impact. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics; 21(11): 1365-1375.
  • Jonkers et al. (1997).  Effect of Garlic on Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; 43(12): 30-45.
  • Lawson LD & Koch HP. (1996). Garlic:  The Science and Therapeutic Application of Allium sativum L. and Related Species. Publisher: Williams and Wilkins.
  • Pyleris et al. (2012). The Prevalence of Overgrowth by Aerobic Bacteria in the Small Intestine by Small Bowel Culture: Relationship with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Digestive Diseases and Sciences; 57(5): 1321-1329.
  • Siebecker A, Sandberg-Lewis S. (2013). Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Often-Ignored Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Townsend Letter; Feb/Mar 2013.
  • Soifer LO, Peralta D, Dima G, Besasso H. (2010). Comparative clinical efficacy of a probiotic vs. an antibiotic in the treatment of patients with intestinal bacterial overgrowth and chronic abdominal functional distension: a pilot study. Acta Gastroenterol Latinoam; 40(4): 323–7.

 

Sincerely yours,

Seann

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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Dear Friends

Research ascribes various etiologies to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). There are exogenous factors such as iatrogenic drugs, pollutants of various kinds, and over use of antibiotics; and there are the endogenous factors such as dysbiosis of the GI Tract, mitochondrial dysfunction, and of course genetics. Interestingly, genetic causation is found to be in the low percentile, whereas dybiosis and mitochondrial dysfunction conditions present major links to ASD.

Let’s focus on dysbiosis. Overgrowth of clostridia, bacteriodes, and desulfovibrio are all ASD-associated bacterial populations. The overuse of antibiotics enables the clostridial family of bacteria to dominate because their spore forming ability resist many antibiotics and they can easily gain a foothold over good bacteria.

Clostridia is a big producer of the SCFA propionate. Too much propionate in the systemic circulation (which is able to cross the blood-brain barrier) becomes neurological and mitochondrial toxins, disrupting and causing the very symptoms that we see with autistic patients.

There is strong support in the literature for foundational probiotic organisms that reduce the overload of clostridium. These are the organisms we have chosen for our probiotics.

Research is showing that L. plantarum, L. casei rhamnosus, B. longum and even L. acidophilus can put out bacterocins against clostridia. Doctors who have used our Original Synbiotic and our Supernatant Synbiotic (either one works) found improvement in the behaviors of ASD patients.

I would recommend adding the Phyto Power for the high potency of polyphenolics grown in remote Alaskan regions. Phenols are shown in research as antimicrobials, inhibiting many pathogenic organisms including those implicated in ASD, yet at the same time, they enhance both the growth of the Bifido and Lactobacillus genera.

I suggest the following dosage:

Original Synbiotic: up to 1 tsp. daily. With very young patients start with an eight of a tsp and work up slowly adjusting the dosage. Back off just a little from a dosage that causes reaction. You be able to get up to a tsp dose in about a month of gradually ratcheting it up.

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As a reminder this product contains L. plantarum, L. casei rhamnosus, L. acidophilus, B. longum and S. thermophiles plus organic chicory root inulin which is very bifido and lacto genic. Each of the organism are good butyrate produces, and as we know, butyrate helps to heal a leaky gut which is a problem for ASD patients.

Phyto Power– 1 capsule daily (if they can’t take capsules then just open up the capsule and take the powder directly).

PP F copyPhyto Power is indeed powerful. Dinstel et al. (2013) found the antioxidant levels of Alaska’s wild berries to be extremely high, ranging from 3 to 5 times higher in ORAC values than cultivated berries from 48 other states. Typically, cultivated blueberries have an ORAC scale of 30. Alaska wild dwarf blueberries measure 85. When the berries were dehydrated, per gram the ORAC values increased.

References

  • Frye, R. E., Rose, S., Slattery, J., & MacFabe, D. F. (2015). Gastrointestinal dysfunction in autism spectrum disorder: the role of the mitochondria and the enteric microbiome. Microbial ecology in health and disease, 26(1), 27458.
  • MacFabe, D. F. (2015). Enteric short-chain fatty acids: microbial messengers of metabolism, mitochondria, and mind: implications in autism spectrum disorders. Microbial ecology in health and disease, 26(1), 28177.
  • MacFabe, D. F. (2012). Short-chain fatty acid fermentation products of the gut microbiome: implications in autism spectrum disorders. Microbial ecology in health and disease, 23(1), 19260.
  • Wang, H., Lee, I. S., Braun, C., & Enck, P. (2016). Effect of probiotics on central nervous system functions in animals and humans: a systematic review. Journal of neurogastroenterology and motility, 22(4), 589.

Sincerely yours,

Seann

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.

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Dear Doctor

Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) are among the most significant public health problems in the world due to their high resistance to antibiotics.

GNB can send people right into the intensive care unit and lead to high morbidity and mortality due to septic shock.

What causes GNB?  A high fat diet causes a change in the GI tract microbial population to one that is dominated by gram negative bacteria (GNB).  This is a problem because GNB tend to cause the GI tract to become more more permeable (Leaky Gut Syndrome).  Increased permeability enables an increase absorption of the lipopolysaccharides (LPS) coating of molecules that make up the outer membrane of gram negative bacteria.  These LPS molecules cause our immune system to overreact, manifesting as chronic inflammation in the body.  An overload of LPS molecules can cause septic shock and death.

The Solution? Fiber and Bifidobacteria.

Cani et al. (2007, 2007a, 2008, 2009) demonstrated in their research that adding to the diet soluble fibers such as inulin (e.g., inulin found in the Original Synbiotic) stimulates the growth of Bifidobacteria sp., which cause a reduction in the number of GNB, and a reduction in gut permeability, thereby reducing the levels of LPS systemically and reducing chronic inflammation.

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Bibliography:

  • 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.
  • Oliveira, J., & Reygaert, W. C. (2019). Gram negative bacteria. In StatPearls [Internet]. StatPearls Publishing.

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.

 

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Enterobacteriaceae are a heterogeneous group widely dispersed in nature. They account for about 80% of gram-negative isolates with a myriad of disease-causing general/species in humans, including urinary tract infections, pneumonia, diarrhea, meningitis, sepsis, endotoxic shock, and many others. The general/species that frequently affect humans are EscherichiaProteusEnterobacterKlebsiella, CitrobacterYersinia, Shigella, and Salmonella among others (Oliveira, J., and Reygaert, W.C., 2019).
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Dear Doctor

You must protect yourself from an increasing toxic and pathogenic world.

The front line of your body’s exposure to these xenobiotics and pestilences is one cell layer thick. A layer that lines the inside walls of your GI tract. That is a thin layer between our inside and the outside world.

Consider that when we stretch out the GI tract, the surface area is the size of one tennis court – that is how much exposure the outside world has that can mess with our body.  The outside world is brought to us also through food, and our average lifetime worth of food is around 60 tons. That is a lot of exposure to the outside world.

So how do you best protect yourself from possible toxins and pathogens?  By making sure the GI tract barrier is strong, healthy and well armed to fight for our life.

The No. 7 Systemic Booster: The New Longevity provides the necessary ingredients that the vast majority of our population overlook in their diets.  Read the science below.

The suggested does is 1-2 tsps daily.

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The No 7 contains:  Potent Phytonutrients– Concentrates of Organic berries, fruits, hardy vegetables, and green leafy vegetables: strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, tart cherry, elderberry, cranberry, apple extract, pineapple, beet, broccoli florets, kale leaves, spinach leaves; BioImmersion Super Blend: Probiotics– Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus reuteri, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactic, Bifidobacterium longum, Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus, including their Supernatant– probiotic metabolites, and their ORNs;  PrebioticsInulin from Chicory Root along with Fibers- from organic veggies, greens, fruits, and berries; and VitalNutriceuticals– Fructo Borate, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3, Folate, and Chromium.  It contains a 30 billion CFU per tsp.

Science

We used to think of the colon as a storage place for fecal matter, on its way out, whose function was to reabsorb water and minerals.  Now the human microbiome research has come to view the colon as a home to another “organ” inside our body- the GI Microbiome, whose metabolic capacity is 100 fold that of our liver.

A healthy gut microbiome, the community of organisms residing in the colon consumes the fibers (inulins, pectins, beta glucans, resistant starches) and polyphenols (from fruits and vegetables) to grow and thrive.  The microbiome breaks down the longer phenolic chains into shorter ones that are more bioavailable, enabling these phytochemicals to enter into our body and hormetically supply multitude of benefits towards the health of all bodily systems.

Therefore, seeding the digestive system with proven probiotic organisms and eating a healthy mix of plants, berries and fruits is an absolute must for our protection and the longevity of our health.

Your diet greatly influences the make up of your GI tract microbiome.  Research data show that eating the right foods to supply plenty fiber and polyphenols on a regular basis creates a healthy balance of human friendly bacteria within our gastrointestinal system (Claussen, 2012).

Health-promoting effects of the GI Microbiome may include immunostimulation, improved digestion and absorption, vitamin synthesis, inhibition of the growth of potential pathogens and lowering of gas distension.  Detrimental effects are carcinogen production, intestinal putrefaction, toxin production, diarrhoea/constipation and intestinal infections (Saulnier, 2009).

The No. 7 Systemic Booster: The New Longevity provides the necessary nutrients and fibers that the GI Microbiome needs to thrive and protect you from the outside toxic world.

References

  • Claesson MJ, Jeffery IB, Conde S, Power SE, O’Conner EM, Cusack S, Harris HM … et al. (2012). Gut microbiota composition correlates with diet and health in the elderly. Nature; 9,488(7410). 178-84.
  • Duda-Chodak, A., Tarko, T., Satora, P., & Sroka, P. (2015). Interaction of dietary compounds, especially polyphenols, with the intestinal microbiota: a review. European journal of nutrition54(3), 325-341. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00394-015-0852-y
  • Goldsmith Jr, Sartor RB. (2014). The role of diet on intestinal microbiota metabolism: downstream impacts on host immune function and health, and therapeutic implications. J Gastroenterol, 49(5): 785-98.
  • Hwang, J. T., Kwon, D. Y., & Yoon, S. H. (2009). AMP-activated protein kinase: a potential target for the diseases prevention by natural occurring polyphenols. New biotechnology, 26(1-2), 17-22 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1871678409000557
  • Liu, Z., Li, N., & Neu, J. (2005). Tight junctions, leaky intestines, and pediatric diseases. Acta Paediatr, 94(4), 386-93.
  • Maukonen J, Saarela M. (2015). Human Gut microbiota:  Does diet matter? Proc Nutr Soc; 74(1): 23-36.
  • Possemiers, S., Bolca, S., Verstraete, W., & Heyerick, A. (2011). The intestinal microbiome: a separate organ inside the body with the metabolic potential to influence the bioactivity of botanicals. Fitoterapia82(1), 53-66. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367326X10001899?via%3Dihub
  • Saulnier MD, Kolida S, Gibson GR. (2009). Microbiology of the human intestinal tract and approaches for its dietary modulation. Curr Pharm Des; 15(13): 1403-14.
  • Simoes CD, Maukonen J, Kaprio J, Rissanen A, Poetiainen KH, Saarela M. (2013). Habitual dietary intake is associated with stool microbiota composition in monzygotic twins. J Nutr; 143(4): 417-23.
  • Tuohy KM, Gougolias C, Shen Q, Fava F, Ramnani P. (2009). Studying the human gut microbiota in the trans-omics era–focus on metagenomics and metabonomics. Curr Pham Des 15(13): 1415-27.
  • Wu GD, Chen J, Hoffmann C, Bittinger K, Chen YY, Keilbaugh SA … et al. (2011).  Linking long-term dietary patterns with gut microbial enterotypes. Science; 334(6052): 105-8.

To Your Health,

Seann

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.

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Transformation to healthy diets by 2050 will require substantial dietary shifts. Global consumption of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes will have to double, and consumption of foods such as red meat and sugar will have to be reduced by more than 50%. A diet rich in plant-based foods and with fewer animal source foods confers both improved health and environmental benefits. (Walter Willett MD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2019)
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