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Dear Doctor

Did you miss Dr. Dohrea Bardell’s new articles, The Science of Longevity: Preventing and Reversing Chronic Diseases? If you did, go to the BioImmersion Home Page, mouse over the Resource Tab and click on the News.  They are a very important read.

Chronic diseases pose a pandemic and old age has become a long, diseased ridden process. Yet, longevity scientists say that it doesn’t have to be this way.  There is a path to a disease free long life, to the very end. Organizations like the WHO (the World Health Organization) have been researching for decades how to reverse the root cause of chronic diseases. Their answer is clear and profound: we must lower chronic low grade inflammation (LGI) that is known by longevity researchers as the intrinsic aging clock, and we do this by changing our diets to a plant-based diet and cleaning up our environment, thereby reducing the toxic load on our bodies.

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If you click on the No. 7 hyper-link above, and scroll down to the bottom of the Description Tab you will see the many research articles relevant to No. 7.

References:

  • Calder, P. C., Bosco, N., Bourdet-Sicard, R., Capuron, L., Delzenne, N., Doré, J., … & Visioli, F. (2017). Health relevance of the modification of low grade inflammation in ageing (inflammageing) and the role of nutrition. Ageing research reviews40, 95-119. Article.   

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 with 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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Dear Doctor

Here is part 2 of Dr. Bardell’s article on longevity.  In case you missed part 1, here is the link.

The Science of Longevity: Preventing and Reversing Chronic Diseases (2)

Around 65% of Americans suffer with at least one chronic disease, many with two to five different conditions.  The United Nation has reported that chronic diseases are responsible for 35 million deaths a year globally. Our world today is full of toxins, chemicals, and pathogens; anywhere we turn we inhale, touch, or ingest these harmful agents. Our lifestyle is more sedated than any other time in history, and our foods are loaded with pesticides, herbicides and very little nutrients. We are not dying from the natural process of aging; we die because of chronic illnesses. Young or old, chronic diseases have spread worldwide.

What can we do to improve our health? To reverse and heal chronic diseases and painful conditions? The time has come to think and act differently about our health.

Previously, we have discussed the science of longevity, its complexity, and the great effort scientists are putting forth to research the root causesof chronic illnesses. A crucial key discovery is the way inflammation, macro and micro, initiates and fosters chronic diseases. From obesity and diabetes to cardiovascular (heart) and cancer, from brain and nerve disorders to deteriorating bones and joints – inflammation is central to the root cause of these debilitating chronic conditions. Interestingly, inflammation is an essential protective mechanism used as a first step to heal injuries and wounds. However, a continual low grade inflammation (LGI), a phenomenon that has been termedinflammageing, extinguishes the supply of the exact cells that regenerate our bodies.

Low grade inflammation (LGI) or inflammageing also accelerates the demise of another crucial system to our health– the immune system. Immunosenescence, which means the aging of the immune system, is typically a natural, gradual aging process.  Yet when the body must reduce and stem low grade inflammation, and the immune system overworks to protect our body against pathogens and pollution, we have a recipe for chronic disease. The immune system’s natural process of aging is accelerated, which also produces more inflammation, leading toward the destruction of the immune system until it no longer can properly fight infections and combat abnormal cells in the body. A premature disfunction of such an important system allows infectious and chronic diseases, including cancers, to thrive in our body. But do not despair.

There is much we can do and should do to regain our health and live a full life. First, we need learn how to lower inflammation in our body and protect the immune system. The research team of Giuseppina Candore describes this practice as the “biology of longevity” – learning to create a cleaner environment around us and initiating healthier lifestyle habits. This means that we need to ‘green’ our environment (home, office, gardens) from toxins and chemicals by switching to eco-friendly and natural products. Check Environmental Working Group (EWG)to see how your products are rated. From cleaning our homes to gardening, it is essential we use clean products without harmful chemicals. The same goes with personal care products, from skincare to makeup to our toothpastes and shampoos. Learn to use clean and healthy products. To begin with, check out Dohrea’s approved products, a curated list of effective, natural, and clean products for beauty, body, and home on bioimmersion.com:  DrBardellApprovedProducts

A healthy lifestyle includes nourishing foods. We need to learn how to shop for and prepare organic or local eco farmed foods without pesticides and herbicides. Many small, local farms cannot afford the organic certification or are in the process of getting certification but cannot as of yet use the organic seal of approval. Choose the foods that are grown without pesticides and herbicides, with or without the organic seal, and shop at local markets you trust. If you are not sure, ask an employee or the produce person if the vegetables or fruits are grown without pesticides, they will know! Enjoy a wide variety of colorful vegetables, greens, fruits, and berries. Colors denote special nutrients we call polyphenols which are found to be incredible for health building and wellbeing. Learn to eat color:  greens of all kinds like spinach, kale, and herbs like parsley, and cilantro, reds like strawberries, raspberries, and grapes. Enjoy the purple of cabbage or eggplants, blue from blueberries and darker colors like blackberries. We all love the color orange in our oranges and carrots, but orange is found also in peppers, squashes, and apricots – each color of a vegetable or a fruit offers different protective and healing compounds. For example, blue as in blueberries are wonderful for brain health, while red as in strawberries or raspberries are excellent antioxidants, for heart as well as DNA integrity (prevention of abnormal or cancerous cells). Each color has its own anti-inflammatory molecules along with a host of other nutrients that are responsible for the smooth running of many functions in our body. Mostly, when you eat a whole food, plant-based diet, your body is fed with exactly what it needs.

Learn how to cook wholesome meals and snacks with 90% plant-based foods, and 10% meat (including fish and fowl) and meat products like dairy and eggs. Use the 10% meat and meat products as condiments 2-3 times a week. Changing your diet to primarily plant-based (vegan) is not easy, we have gotten used to think that for breakfast we must eat eggs, whereas chicken, pork, meat, or fish for lunch and dinner. We add to our salads, sandwiches, and snacks dairy such as cheese, eggs, and eat high fat deserts. But scientific research directs us toward a different path – that of plant based dietary habit. Researchers are finding that people who eat very little meat, eggs, and dairy live healthier lives, without the chronic and infectious diseases that affect too many of us.

The Eat Forum-Lancet Commission of Food, Planet, and Health, or EatForum, has a goal to achieve a worldwide, planetary health diets for nearly 10 billion people by 2050, giving time to our global agricultural industries and animal factories to adopt and change. A process of 30 years to change our habits is too much time. We need to change now, for ourselves and the environment. Of course, this is not easy, and big corporations of animal products and mono agriculture (growing one crop per field) are not happy. However, as we learn to purchase more organic and eco-friendly foods and products, these powerful corporate entities will have to change. After all, they simply want to make money. That means that when most people change to eat primarily plant-based diets with fewer animal source foods, our food supply system will have no choice but to change agricultural and farming methods. Read the report to understand the Lancet scientific findings and plan for a healthier world. Health starts with you and me, and as we slowly change, other people will change with us. Our environment and climate will benefit and become healthier, a good plan for ourselves and our children.

We already know the benefits of exercise and meditation to reduce stress, but how many of us are actually exercising at least 3-4 times a week and take time for self-care to reduce our stress level? Even a little walk for ten minutes is beneficial, start small and build up your exercise and self-care routines. Get together with friends for a healthy meal, relax at home with your family. These moments are more important to our health and state of mind than any time in history. We build our health by reducing the chronic toxic load on our bodies (and mind) by eating clean foods (organic), getting rid of toxic products – from skincare to grooming products, from cleaning products and laundry to our gardens and offices. Products we use every day can be health building or harmful, depending on the ingredients.

Rebuilding our health is simple although not easy. Doing things differently and changing our habits is never easy. Just imagine, if we all eat organic, mainly plant-based foods, if we do not use harmful products filled with chemicals and toxins, if we exercise a few times a week, and if we spend a few moments each day for self and family care, our bodies will slowly rebuild healthy cells and start the rejuvenation process. But also, our global environment will start getting healthier. Becoming healthy is indeed good all around.

Dohrea Bardell, PhD

President
BioImmersion Inc.

 

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.

Green Facts:

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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 with 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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Dear Doctor

Some of you had trouble clicking on the hyperlink to Dr. Bardell’s article on longevity, so here is the full article.

The Science of Longevity: Preventing and Reversing Chronic Diseases

What is longevity? What brings on the glow of robust health? And, are we able to extend or even rebuild good health in our later years? Longevity is often defined as the extension of life or simply as long life, but we all know many older individuals who are living longer lives yet suffer many ailments, some very debilitating. Too often, a long life produces a body riddled with one to five chronic illnesses such as heart or lung, obesity or diabetes. Many of us will develop nerve and brain disorders and most of us will be troubled by arthritis, osteoporosis, or poor vision. Some will live with various types of cancer. Complications and side effects from drugs to treat these chronic conditions are common as are difficulties related to other forms of treatment.

Globally, chronic illnesses are responsible for about 35 million deaths each year.  In the United States, 85% of people who are over 65 years of age suffer from one or two chronic illnesses, and even more staggering, nearly a quarter of children that are under 17 years old experience one or more chronic conditions. Nearly half of young to mature adults (18 to 64 years old) have been diagnosed with one or more chronic illnesses (from Judy & Dohrea’s book, LivingWell – Dying Well, on Amazon).

Scientists all over the world are earnestly researching the root causes of these illnesses. This is the field and science of longevity. And thankfully, there are many things we can do to live longer and with better health. But first, let us learn about the science of longevity.

According to the US National Institute of Aging (NIA), in order for us to achieve healthy longevity we need the correct lifestyle and dietary strategiesto extend the healthy functioning of our body. These strategies aim to prevent diseases, especially the top chronic illnesses like cardiovascular (heart, diabetes, obesity) and cancers, among others. Old age causes a variety of biological and cognitive challenges yet with the correct diet and lifestyle approach we can achieve healthy longevity.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has an excellent group of scientists who have focused their efforts for a long time on finding preventative methods for non-communicable diseases (chronic illnesses). In particular, they have addressed cancer, ischemic heart diseases, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. The WHO’s lifestyle and dietary recommendations are a guiding light for many people globally because their dietary and lifestyle modifications do not only promote healthy long life, but also produce more sustainable ways of food production and agriculture. Keeping people healthy is dependent upon building and sustaining a healthy environment worldwide.

In the past, longevity was thought of as an anti-aging approach that emphasized high energy and how we look, rather than whether we have robust health. Skin care, makeup, supplements, and medicines were created to hide our age and stimulate our bodies into producing more of everything. Merchandise was fused with procedures to tighten or erase wrinkles and skin discolorations, sucking away or adding fat, injecting or orally taking hormones. Mostly, the anti-aging movement was focused on making women look younger and men more virile. Since that failed miserably, and our bodies got even more tired, we clearly needed a different approach.

The new science of longevity is one of the most complex fields of study and research since it combines several scientific fields in the quest for the root causes of chronic illnesses. In order for us to know how to we can prevent, reverse, or heal our bodies, we need to find the root causes of these chronic conditions. Scientists have now discovered that one of the most important keys to longevity and anti-aging is balancing inflammation in our body. Calming and reducing both micro and macro inflammation allows the body to repair and rejuvenate naturally. Inflammation is known by researchers as the intrinsic aging clock. As we age, our body wears down, instigating a complex process that causes more inflammation, which in itself causes more cells to die or behave improperly. This spiraling inflammation causes disease. Death comes when cells and different systems in the body slowly wear out and cease to function until all systems shut down. Inflammation is a central actor in this process.

Scientists have known about inflammation for many decades, yet only now do we understand more fully the implication of this condition on our health and well-being. In 1913, Dr. Arnold Lorand’s seminal work, Health and Longevity through Rational Diet, describes the connection between inflammation and disease:

“The majority of the diseases with which mankind is afflicted usually creep in through the accumulated effects of successive slight irritation, by the operation of apparently insignificant factors which are just sufficient to take part in some chemical reaction.” (p. 115)

In today’s words, we call this successive slight irritation ‘low grade inflammation’ which is a silent condition that can develop into a host of different chronic illnesses.

In 2017, a research team lead by Philip C. Calder correlated chronic disease and aging with an increase in the concentration of inflammatory markers in the blood stream, a phenomenon that has been termed“inflammageing” – low grade inflammation that causes deterioration (or aging) in many systems and functions of our body.

Why do we get this inflammation? And how do we know we have it? Inflammation is natural to the body, when we have a wound or a scratch, the first part of healing is inflammation. But excessive and continual inflammation is quite different. We actually feel macro inflammation when our backs hurt, when our joints are stiff, red, and swollen, or when we eat too many sweet, salty, or fatty foods and feel bloated and sluggish. On the other hand, micro inflammation is deep in our tissues, slowly building into a macro condition that can promote the development of a devastating disease. Doctors see micro inflammation in the pesky numbers of our annual physical that are too high or too low, and if not balanced, can lead to disease.

Along with inflammation (as if that is not bad enough), the aging of the immune system, called immunosenescence, signals the decline and deterioration of the immune system. We know a compromised immune system can lead to a greater frequency and severity of infectious diseases as well as certain chronic illnesses, including various cancers. We have heard about immune therapy for cancer or other diseases as novel therapies, but infectious or chronic, our immune system is at the center of all diseases. The stronger the immune system is, the better for our health.

Immunosenescence is supposed to be a natural process, but not when the decline happens prematurely at a younger age. Scientists have discovered that a continuous chronic antigenic response – toxins inside or outside the body that induce immune response – are responsible for the rapid decline of our immune system. The continual need to respond to invaders (toxins), overloads the ability of the immune system to keep up with the demands to fight off new, unrecognized infections or diseases. In simpler terms, our bodies constantly have to respond to the onslaught of toxins and chemicals found in our typical diet, such as pesticides and herbicides on our foods and chemicals on our lawns and gardens. Office environments often provide no fresh air and release multiple chemicals from carpets, cabinets, and desks. The list is long. And since our body must defend itself against offending molecules of toxins, we see the endless triggering of inflammation and a continual overuse of our immune system.

Longevity is a balanced state between pro- and anti- inflammatory mediators. This means that we achieve good health and longevity with dietary and lifestyle strategies that offer protection against the harmful effects of inflammation and overuse of our immune system. Remember, activating inflammation and overusing our immune system promotes an assortment of chronic illnesses. The correct nutritional and lifestyle program can mean the difference between suffering with chronic conditions or enjoying better health and living life more fully.

We will continue our discussion in the next article on the science of longevity and what we can do to achieve longevity and good health!

Dohrea Bardell, PhD
President
BioImmersion Inc.

 

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.

Green Facts:

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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 with 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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Dear Doctor

Dohrea Bardell, PhD, just wrote two articles on Chronic Diseases and Longevity for the Dying with Wisdom Foundation.  Judy Stevens-Long, PhD, heads the foundation and  consults families and individuals that are facing death.  Her website contains important information on a subject many of us feel uncomfortable facing – the prospect of death and all that surrounds the dying process.

But in order for us to die well, we need to learn how to live well – and that is the crux of Dohrea’s article. From the science of longevity that seeks to learn the root causes of chronic diseases and how people die, to the different things scientists say we can and should do to help our bodies, minds, home, and environment.

Read the first article here: https://dyingwithwisdom.com/chronic-illness-and-longevity/

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.

Green Facts:

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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 with 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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Dear Friends

We are excited to announce our new and incredibly potent: organic broccoli cruciferous sprout. Our Glucosinolates & Sulforaphanes is a powerhouse, providing a four fold increase in the phase 2 enzymes inducing and cancer preventing molecules for which it is named.

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Notice that the label above guarantees a Glucosinolate level of 15,000 ppm, a Glucoraphanin level of 10,000 ppm and a Sulforaphane potential of 4,000 ppm.  However, as you can see in the Certificate of Analysis below, the actual levels of these three most important ingredients are much higher, with the Glucosinolates at 21,359 ppm, the Glucoraphanins at 19,407 ppm, and the Sulforaphane yield at 8,733 ppm.  Our old beloved Cruciferous Sprouts product offered a 1500 ppm sulforaphane potential yield.

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Recommended dose:  one to two capsules daily. Excellent before bed for liver detox.

Sulforaphane (SF) is a phytochemical that displays both anticarcinogenic and anticancer activity. SF modulates many cancer‐related events, including susceptibility to carcinogens, cell death, cell cycle, angiogenesis, invasion and metastasis.   Zhang and Tang (2007) review its discovery and development as a cancer chemopreventive agent.

The preponderance of evidence available from in vitro, animal, and human studies supports the association of sulforaphane with phase II enzyme inductions.  Broccoli sprouts are the richest source of glucoraphanin which is the direct precursor to sulforaphane.  Since broccoli sulforaphane is one of the most potent inducers of phase II enzymes, exploration into broccoli’s impact on other areas of human health, such as cardiovasucular health and upper airway immunity, has been suggested (James et al., 2012).

In Qidong, China, a region where exposures to food-and air-borne carcinogens has been considerable, clinical trials indicate that interventions with well characterized preparations of broccoli sprouts may enhance the detoxication of aflatoxins and air-borne toxins, which may in turn attenuate their associated health risks including cancer in exposed individuals (Kensler et al., 2012).

We will continue to discuss this powerhouse product in our next email.

References:

  • James, D., Devaraj, S., Bellur, P., Lakkanna, S., Vicini, J., & Boddupalli, S. (2012). Novel concepts of broccoli sulforaphanes and disease: induction of phase II antioxidant and detoxification enzymes by enhanced-glucoraphanin broccoli. Nutrition reviews, 70(11), 654-665.
  • Kensler, T. W., Egner, P. A., Agyeman, A. S., Visvanathan, K., Groopman, J. D., Chen, J. G., … & Talalay, P. (2012). Keap1–nrf2 signaling: a target for cancer prevention by sulforaphane. In Natural Products in Cancer Prevention and Therapy(pp. 163-177). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
  • Zhang, Y., & Tang, L. (2007). Discovery and development of sulforaphane as a cancer chemopreventive phytochemical. Acta pharmacologica Sinica, 28(9), 1343-1354.

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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The Environmental Working Group is a most important organization to get to know.  Their mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, they drive consumer choice and civic action.

 

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