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Living Well, Dying Well

September 17, 2018
Dear Friends

We are happy to share with you the Fielding University Press publication of a new book by Dr. Judith Stevens-Long and our BioImmersion’s president, Dr. Dohrea Bardell: Living Well, Dying Well:  A practical guide to choices, costs, and consequences.Living Well Dying Well

  • Attitudes to death and dying are changing in the United States. Today, we are living longer, yet with the acute awareness
    that what we do now will affect our remaining time.
  • Prompted by a big push from baby boomers, our society is moving towards a culture that provides a greater array of positive choices in the final phase of our lives.
  • This should inspire all of us to find new ways to create joy and comfort until the very last moment of life.
  • Written by Social Sciences Professor Dr. Judy Stevens-Long, author of the bestselling book Adult Life, with Dr. Dohrea Bardell, a Fellow at the Institute for Social Innovation, this book contains all the information you need to ensure that the last years of your life, or the life of someone you love, will be as satisfying, comfortable, and as productive as possible.

You can find the book on Amazon: click here.

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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We are proud to announce the Fielding University Press publication of Living Well, Dying Well by our very own Judy Stevens-Long, written with Fielding alumna Dohrea Bardell.

The book is one of the first to document how attitudes to death and dying are changing in North America. Now that we are living longer, it is increasingly common for people to have a frank conversation about their end-of-life wishes with partners and loved ones.

Judy and Dohrea set out to support and encourage that conversation with a wealth of information about end-of-life choices, hospice care, legal and financial issues, and beliefs in the afterlife, as well as wellness strategies that can fill the final phase of our lives with joy and comfort.

Written for both an academic as well as a general trade audience, Living Well, Dying Well: A practical guide to choices, costs, and consequences is now available worldwide from Amazon by clicking this link.

Please join us in congratulating Judy and Dohrea with the publication of this groundbreaking book—and please spread the word in your community of practice.

Kind regards,

Monique Snowden
Gerald Porter
Jean-Pierre Isbouts

 

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Happy Earth Day 2018!

April 25, 2018

Dear Friends

Happy Earth Day everyone!!!

As you can see our new labels are starting to appear on our bottles.  In the next several month we should be fully transformed.

A few thoughts on Earth Day:

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There have been five Mass Extinctions of life on earth, the last occurring 65 million years ago with the extinction of dinosaurs.  The great fear now is that we are on the cusp of entering into the Sixth.  We are seeing species loss, habitats vanishing, ecosystems collapsing, atmospheric CO2 levels over 400 ppm- all precursor levels similar to those of life’s previous past calamities.  Ecologists, oceanographers, deep time paleontologists are saying that we may be approaching the tipping point- the point of no return.

In today’s world there are now over one billion people who are starving, and at the same time over one billion people who are overweight or obese.  We have a pandemic of chronic degenerative illnesses on a worldwide scale increasing affecting all ages—as a species Homo sapiens are in trouble.  Chronic illness is a hallmark of a species in decline.

Science today clearly recognizes that in order for us to reduce disease and gain back our health, we High ORAC Photo 3must  reduce pollution, manage pathogens differently, de-stress and  improve our dietary habits. Dramatic dietary changes are now being recommended by the most exalted bastions of medical research science, and that is to make our diet for the most part a whole food, plant-based diet,where animal foods, dairy and eggs are rarely if ever eaten.

The colonic microbiome is now considered as another organ: Our colon contains 100 trillion bacteria whose metabolic capacity is 100-fold that of our liver.  We are really a chimera of sorts- part human and part bacteria.  When we bring food into our body we are feeding both our human cells and the bacterial cells in our gut. Phyto Power Photo 6

The composition of the GI tract microbiome is largely dependent on the nature of our diet.  Our colon’s good bacteria, from species of the Bifidoand Lacto genera thrive on soluble carbohydrate fibers like inulin, pectin, beta glucans, and vegetable and fruit polyphenols.

When we eat fruits and vegetables our good bacteria break down carbohydrate fibers and berry polyphenols into a whole host of important health giving metabolites: SCFAs, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, antimicrobials, and beneficial cell signaling molecules, enabling our body to defend itself from pollution, pathogens, and chronic inflammation. Chlorella Photo 6

Dietary habits of daily meat, saturated fat, trans-fats, sugar, etc. have supported the growth of more toxic bacteria in our gut.  Add to that the overuse of antibiotics and we are dysbiotic. We simply don’t eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables, and enough seeds, grains and fermented food that support the growth of friendly bacteria.

We must change our worldwide farming practices that poisons our soil into one that embraces eco-friendly agriculture.  As we create more local farms to feed local communities, worldwide, people’s health will begin to thrive.

WL Photo 5Such an accomplishment will dramatically lower our green house gasses, and pollution levels.  This is what our bodies need, but obviously we are a long ways from achieving such a sea-change.  In the mean time we do the best we can and support our diet with high quality dietary supplements that are backed by science.

The BioImmersion area of expertise:  Our specialty is organic plant-based nutriceuticals with a special focus on plant polyphenols and probiotics.  Plants can be only as potent as the soil from which they come and the farming methods employed.  We ulitize biodynamic farming, eco-agricultural practices, wild-crafted sourcing and harvesting, to maximize high-active potentials. No excipients are used in our products.

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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Terrapin Bright Green’s Tapping into Nature showcases natural strategies in nine areas like carbon, water, materials, and more, as well as the bio-inspired products that have resulted.  It’s a fascinating look at the current state and future of bio-inspired technology. (from Biomimicry)

 

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Think better with blueberry

January 22, 2018

Dear Friends

blueberry X 4The CNS (the brain and spinal cord) is particulary vulnerable to oxidative stress, and this vulnerability increases during ageing (Joseph et al, 1998).  In fact as Dr. Joseph put it, “the brain becomes a hot bed of free radical activity in our old age.”

Shukitt-Hale et al. (2015) demonsrated in her research titled, The beneficial effects of berries on cognition, motor behaviour and neuronal function in ageing, the powerful cognitive effects by adding blueberry extract and strawberry extract to the diets of senile old rats.

The results showed that rats consuming the berry diets exhibited enhanced motor performance and improved cognition, specifically working memory. In addition, the rats supplemented with blueberry and strawberry diets showed increased hippocampal neurogenesis and expression of insulin-like growth factor 1.

What about research today on the bioavailability of blueberry polyphenols and their beneficial effect with human subjects?

Sandhu et al. (2017) explored the metabolic fate of blueberry anthocyanins after daily (90 days) supplementation of freeze-dried blueberry (equivalent of 1 cup of fresh blueberries).  Their conclusion was that blueberry anthocyanins are absorbed and extensively metablized resulting in the production of various phenolic acid derivatives and their conjugates, all together contributing to the bioavailability and beneficial effects associated with blueberry comsumption.

Miller et al. (2017) studied men and women between the ages of 60 and 75 years. Their findings showed that the group consuming the equivalent of one cup of blueberries daily for 90 days exhibited significantly fewer errors in a verbal learning test and increased mental flexibility on a task-switching test, relative to the placebo group.

BioImmersion powerhouses for polyphenolics supplementation for a healthy brain: 

References

  • Joseph, J. A., Denisova, N., Fisher, D., Shukitt-Hale, B., Bickford, P., Prior, R., & Cao, G. (1998). Age-related neurodegeneration and oxidative stress: putative nutritional intervention. Neurologic clinics, 16(3), 747-755.
  • Joseph, J. A., Denisova, N., Fisher, D., Shukitt‐Hale, B., Bickford, P., Prior, R., & Cao, G. (1998). Membrane and receptor modifications of oxidative stress vulnerability in aging: nutritional considerations. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 854(1), 268-276.
  • Miller, M. G., Hamilton, D. A., Joseph, J. A., & Shukitt-Hale, B. (2017). Dietary blueberry improves cognition among older adults in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. European Journal of Nutrition, 1-12.
  • Sandhu, A., Miller, M. G., Shukitt-Hale, B., Edirisinghe, I., & Burton-Freeman, B. (2017). Metabolic Fate of Blueberry Anthocyanins after Chronic Supplementation in Healthy Older Adults. The FASEB Journal, 31(1 Supplement), 646-20.
  • Shukitt-Hale, B., Bielinski, D. F., Lau, F. C., Willis, L. M., Carey, A. N., & Joseph, J. A. (2015). The beneficial effects of berries on cognition, motor behaviour and neuronal function in ageing. British Journal of Nutrition, 114(10), 1542-154.

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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Five Habits to Heal the Heart of Democracy.The human heart is the first home of democracy. It is where we embrace our questions. Can we be equitable? Can we be generous? Can we listen with our whole beings ….

 

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New Cold/Flu Remedy

January 1, 2018

Dear Friends

Happy New Year!

Winter is upon us, and hence the cold and flu season. Our new year resolution: To strengthen our immune system.

An exciting BioImmersion product for the flu and cold season is our LactORN – the next generation probiotic. A must have flu/cold immune booster.

LactORN Bottle 2What is LactORN and how does it work?

LactORN contains the probiotic Lactobacillus casei grown in a way to retain its natural oligoribonucleotides (ORNs). Plus it contains the prebiotic inulin derived from organic chicory root. Dairy free. Soy free. Gluten free.

Take one tsp 1 and disolve in the mouth,  2-3 times a week for immune boosting.  If you have a cold/flu, take a teaspoon of LactORN plus a capsule or two of our Organic Garlic.

The Lactobacillus casei‘s ORNs are also called microRNAs, our immune boosting communication molecules. Across animal species, the LactORN has been shown to support immune system competencies to prevent infections caused by viruses and bacteria. It helps the body to protect itself from toxins.  Plus, it keeps the adaptive immune system from overreacting into septic shock.
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Organic Chlorella enhances the immune system’s ability to defend against and fight upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), and inhibit reactivation of dormant Epstein Barr Virus (EBV).

The adaptive immune system plays a crucial role in our mucosal membrane’s ability to ward off pathogenic microbial invasion.

Otsuki et al.’s (2011) research showed that chlorella supplementation increases mucosal SigA levels thereby enhancing our body’s mucous membrane’s barrier protection from bacteria and viruses.

In another 2011 study, Yamauchi et al. found that during intense training of athletes, those that showed a reduced level of SIgA had a greater chance of coming down with upper respiratory tract infections and/or an reactivation of latent viruses such as Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).  In their study, the EBV-DNA levels tended to be higher in subjects who exhibit sore throat and cough.  The SIgA level was significantly lower one day before the EBV-DNA expression.

Our Suggestion: Take 4 to 8 tablets of Organic Chlorella daily.

Garlic
Our Organic Garlic is an exceptionally potent supplement boasting four to five whole cloves of organic garlic in every capsule.  Known as the Russian Penicillin, garlic has been used for centuries therapeutically as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial; and over the last thirty years this has been our focus as well.

Each bottle contains 90 capsules of pure organic garlic with antimicrobial high actives.  This QAI Certified garlic is exceptionally potent at 10,000 ppm alliin.  At 400mg garlic per capsule this translates to 2.65 mg of allicin per capsule.

Our Suggestion:  Take one to two capsules and open them up, pouring the powder into a glass of water.  Stir, allowing the whole garlic clove powder to react with the water.  In about 40 seconds you will have freshly produced allicin, garlic’s premier antimicrobial substance.  Swig it around in your mouth, slowly swallowing.  You are treating the whole mucous membrane of the GI tract with this powerful broad spectrum antimicrobial for a lot of pathogens. You may add a teaspoon of No7 to the water for more system boosting of probiotics, nutriceuticals, and phyto nutrients.

References:

  • 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.
  • Daele, J., & Zicot, A. F. (2000). Humoral immunodeficiency in recurrent upper respiratory tract infections. Some basic, clinical and therapeutic features. Acta oto-rhino-laryngologica belgica, 54(3), 373-390.
  • Otsuki, T., Shimizu, K., Iemitsu, M., & Kono, I. (2011). Salivary secretory immunoglobulin A secretion increases after 4-weeks ingestion of chlorella-derived multicomponent supplement in humans: a randomized cross over study. Nutrition Journal, 10(1), 91.
  • Shmaryahu, A., Carrasco, M., & Valenzuela, P. D. (2014). Prediction of bacterial microRNAs and possible targets in human cell transcriptome. Journal of Microbiology, 52(6), 482-489.
  • Staedel, C., & Darfeuille, F. (2013). MicroRNAs and bacterial infection. Cellular microbiology, 15(9), 1496-1507.
  • Yamauchi, R., Shimizu, K., Kimura, F., Takemura, M., Suzuki, K., Akama, T., … & Akimoto, T. (2011). Virus activation and immune function during intense training in rugby football players. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 32(05), 393-398.


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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See this amazing video, A Thousand Suns, of the people of the Rift Valley in Africa who have real answers on how we can truly work with nature and feed the world.  It cuts to the heart of the matter, what we must do to create a real Great Revolution in Africa, and the rest of the world as well.

 

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Dear Friends

Boron is one of the most important minerals in our diet.  How are your boron levels?

The average American’s boron levels are 1 mg/day; and, many studies have shown that the benefits to be derived from boron intake don’t occur until levels of 3 mg/day and above are achieved (Price et al., 2012).
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BioImmersion’s Fructo Borate Complex is a new form of boron supplementation that duplicates the exact nature of the molecular structure of dietary boron found in fruits and vegetables— that is, boron in the food chain is always found bound to carbohydrate (US Patent #5,902,049).

Fructo Borate Complex contains 240 mg of Fructo Borate along with 260 mg of calcium ascorbate to provides 6 mg of elemental boron.  There is 500 mg per vegetarian capsule with 60 capsules per bottle.  There are no excipients of any kind.

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).

(See the references to the above concluding bullet points in the 2015 paper by Lara Pizzorno entitled, Nothing Boring About Boron)

What are possible benefits from adequate boron intake?

  • Is essential for the growth and maintenance of bone.
  • Greatly improves wound healing.
  • Beneficially impacts the body’s use of estrogen, testosterone, and vitamin D.
  • Boosts magnesium absorption.
  • Reduces levels of inflammatory biomakers, such as hs-CRP and TNF-alpha.
  • Raises levels of antioxidant enzymes, such as SOD, catalase and glutathione peroxidase.
  • Protects against pesticide-induced oxidative stress and heavy-metal toxicity.
  • Improves brain electical activity, cognitive performance, and short-term memory in elders.
  • Influences the formation and activity of key biomolecules, such as SAM-e and NAD.
  • Has demonstrated preventive and therapeutic effects in a number of cancers, such as prostate, cervical, and lung cancers and multiple and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
  • May help ameliorate the adverse effects of traditional chemotherapeutic agents.

References:

  • Miljkovic et al. (2009). Calcium Fructoborate:  plant-based dietary boron for human nutrition. J Diet Suppl;6:211-226.
  • Pizzorno, L. (2015). Nothing Boring About Boron. Integr Med (Encinitas); 14(4): 35-48.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scorei et al. (2011). Calcium Fructoborate—potential anti-inflammatory agent. Biol Trace Elem. Res; doi:10.1007/s12011-011-8972-6.

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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Globe_Home 3We’ve been talking, in our last two emails, about the deficiency of certain minerals in our diet, largely in part because they have become missing in our soil due to faulty farming methods.  If they aren’t in the soil, they won’t be in plants coming from these farms.

The following link is a fabulous and totally inspiring TED talk given by farmer Gabe Brown presenting us with an absolute solution on how we can feed the world if we start farming with nature as he has impressively demonstrated in North Dakota on his massive farm.  The Febuary 2016 talk is called: Regeneration of our Lands: A Producer’s Perspective.

 

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