Cardiovascular Support

Dear Doctor

Let’s face it, we are not eating enough fiber. Recent published reviews continue to highlight the connection between eating enough fiber, especially from plants, to lower cholesterol and improve heart health.

Statins are prescribed to lower cholesterol, however, there are side-effects that are not tolerable.

Two review from the USA and the UK summarize our need to increase fiber, especially the kind that lowers cholesterol, like beta glucan.

In the USA, Dr. Ghada Soliman, an associate professor of Nutrition in the Department of Environmental, Occupational and Geospatial Health Sciences, concludes her review of the literature that higher intake of fiber can in fact lower the need for statins. Some people may need statins but in much lower dosage.

Here are other fiber functions in the article by Ghada A. Soliman:

Dietary fiber has several protective effects against chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, inflammatory bowel syndrome, diverticular disease, obesity, and colorectal cancer in the age-adjusted analysis [77,78,79,80,81,82,83,84]. For example, insoluble fiber binds to and adsorbs carcinogens, mutagens, and toxins, and therefore, prevents their harmful effects to the body, by preventing the toxins absorption and targeting them for elimination [83,85,86]. Other fiber properties include delayed colonic transit time, prolonged post-meal satiety and satiation, and induction of cholecystokinin satiety hormone [87,88]. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics position on fiber intake is to increase consumption of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, nuts and legumes, and that dietary fiber is associated with risk reduction of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and select cancer types [89].

In the UK, Dr Charlotte Elizabeth Evans, an associate professor in nutritional epidemiology and public health nutrition, speaks highly of high fiber intake and the positive association between fiber and health benefits such as cardio-vascular health (2019).

Dietary fibre and cardiovascular health: a review of current evidence and policy

Charlotte Elizabeth Louise Evans:

Dietary fibre comprises many different, mainly plant-based, compounds that are not fully digested in the human gut. Insoluble fibres include cellulose, hemi-celluloses and lignin and soluble fibres include pectins, β-glucan and hydro-colloids. In the UK, the daily recommended amount has increased to 30 g but only 13 % of men and 4 % of women meet this recommendation. Currently the mean intake for adults is 21 g for men and 17 g for women. There is a wealth of epidemiological evidence based on systematic reviews of trials and cohorts to support the higher fibre recommendation. This includes evidence of reductions in the risk for CVD (both heart disease and stroke) and lower risk of type 2 diabetes, lower blood pressure, lower LDL-cholesterol, as well as some cancers. Beneficial effects of fibre operate via a diverse range of mechanisms throughout the digestive system including the mouth, stomach and small and large intestine; some of which are still not completely understood. The updated recommendation for fibre is a long way from a typical British diet and requires several daily portions of fruit and vegetables and wholegrain foods. Improving dietary fibre intakes will require a variety of actions and policies from stakeholders; however, there is currently more of a focus on reducing sugar than increasing fibre. In order to increase the number of adults meeting the fibre recommendation, social marketing and labeling of high-fibre foods are warranted as well as reformulation and wider availability of wholegrain versions of popular foods. 

References

  • Evans, C. E. L. (2019). Dietary fibre and cardiovascular health: a review of current evidence and policy. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 1-7.Article
  • Soliman, G. A. (2019). Dietary Fiber, Atherosclerosis, and Cardiovascular Disease. Nutrients11(5), 1155. Article

Beta Glucan Synbiotic: High Potency Cardiovascular and Metabolic Support provides these highly beneficial beta glucan and other important dietary fibers from beetroot and inulin from chicory root along with key pedigreed probiotic bacteria.

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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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Dear Doctor

According to Lambeau & McRorie (2017), only 5% of adults consume the recommended amount of fiber! And even worse, many fiber supplements do not actually provide the health benefit that is associated with dietary fiber.

Dietary fiber is shown in research to help with many functions in our body, such as bowel regularity, improving short-term glycemic control, and reducing cardiovascular disease including lowering LDL cholesterol. Beta-glucan has a special gel-forming fiber that significantly increase the viscosity of chyme in the small intestine, slowing down the absorption of glucose.  Chyme is a thin liquid composed of nutrients and digestive enzymes which is absorbed readily in the intestines. Other fibers that are non-viscous soluble fiber like inulin, wheat dextrin, guar gum along with insoluble fiber like wheat bran do not have this gel-forming ability.

But what about long term glycemic control in metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes? Short term (postprandial) glycemic control is very important for acute glycemic effects of fiber, but what about a more long-term effect of fiber? Multiple studies have shown that gel-forming fibers like psyllium or B-glucan show a reduction in fasting serum glucose, insulin, and Ab A1 C in patients with metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes (Lambeau & McRorie, 2017).

The increase in chyme viscosity by gel-forming dietary fiber also lowers elevated serum cholesterol by trapping and eliminating bile (McRorie & Fahey, 2015). Read Lambeau & McRorie (2017) for a detailed technical Review

How much fiber do you need? Institute of medicine recommends 25 grams for women, and 38 grams for men per day.

Order Now:  Beta Glucan Synbiotic has the American Heart Association Seal of Approval for healthy heart dietary fiber. 2 tablespoon a day is the suggested use.
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References

  • Lambeau, K.V., McRorie, J.W. Jr. (2017). Fiber supplements and clinically proven health benefits: How to recognize and recommend an effective fiber therapy. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract, 29(4), 216-223. Article
  • McRorie, J., & Fahey, G. (2015). Fiber supplements and clinically meaningful health benefits: Identifying the physiochemical characteristics of fiber that drive specific physiologic effects. In T. C. Wallace (Ed.), The CRC handbook on dietary supplements in health promotion (pp. 161–206). Florence, KY: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

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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Dear Friends,

Ischemic Heart Disease is the number one killer in developed countries with high blood pressure as the main risk factor for developing this disease (WHO, 2016).

A straight forward way to lower blood pressure levels is to increase the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables in the diet and reduce the levels red meats, eggs, and dairy.

Yokoyoma et al. (2014) conducted a systemic review and meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials and observational studies that examined the association between vegetarian diets and blood pressure (BP).

All studies met the inclusion criteria of the use of (1) participants older than 20 years, (2) vegetarian diets as an exposure or intervention, (3) mean difference in BP as an outcome, (4) a controlled trial or observational study design.

The main outcome and measures were the net differences in systolic and diastolic BP associated with the consumption of vegetarian diets were assessed.

They examined 258 studies and identified 7 clinical trials and 32 observational studies that met the inclusion criteria.  In the 7 controlled trials (a total of 311 participants, mean age, 44.5 years), consumption of vegetarian diets was associated with a reduction in mean systolic BP —4.7 mm Hg and diastolic BP —2.2 mm Hg compared with the consumption of omnivorous diets.  In the 32 observational studies (a total of 21,504 participants, mean age, 46.6 years), consumption of vegetarian diets was associated with lower mean systolic BP —6.9 HG and diastolic BP —4.7 HG compared with the consumption of omnivorous diets.

The conclusion: Consumption of vegetarian diets is associated with lower Blood Pressure.  Such diets could be a useful nonpharmacologic means for reducing Blood Pressure.

Therapeutic Foods:

No. 7 Systemic Booster: The New Longevity. 1 tsp daily mixed with diluted juice.

Organic Garlic– 1-2 capsule daily.

References:

  • Willett, W., Rockström, J., Loken, B., Springmann, M., Lang, T., Vermeulen, S., … & Jonell, M. (2019). Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems. The Lancet, 393(10170), 447-492.
  • Yokoyama, Y., Nishimura, K., Barnard, N. D., Takegami, M., Watanabe, M., Sekikawa, A., … & Miyamoto, Y. (2014). Vegetarian diets and blood pressure: a meta-analysis. JAMA internal medicine, 174(4), 577-587.

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

Fructo Borate is used for the management of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

Fructo Borate is a boron bound to carbohydrate – a molecule that is naturally found in fresh fruits, vegetables and honey, and in dried fruits (plums, raisins, apricots).  However, elemental boron must be in the soil from which these plants are grown and converted from its inorganic state to an organic complex tightly bound to carbohydrate. Due to bad farming all over the world, we have a deficiency of boron in our foods, causing higher levels of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

This special carbohydrate bound boron is actually found in a healthy bone matrix and hence its usefulness in increasing bone density.  By lowering inflammatory bio markers such as cytokines, chemokines, Fructo Borate significantly reduces joint pain. In research, it greatly lowered knee discomfort and improved flexibility within 7, 14, and 90 days (Hunter et al., 2019). Take 2 – 4 daily till pain subsides.

As we have discussed in our last email, Fructo Borate also reduces systemic levels of hs-CRP (high sensitivity- C-Reactive Protein), a key inflammatory markers for asthma. An increase in serum C-reactive protein levels measured by high-sensitivity assays is associated with airflow obstruction and airway inflammation.  As CRP levels are reduced, so too is an asthmatic episode (Hunter et al., 2019; Takemura et al., 2006).   Take 1-2 capsules daily.

 

Fructo Borate Complex is exceptionally bio-available  new form of boron based on the organic mineral structure found in whole foods.

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References:

  • Hunter, J. M., Nemzer, B. V., Rangavajla, N., Biţă, A., Rogoveanu, O. C., Neamţu, J., … & Mogoşanu, G. D. (2019). The Fructoborates: Part of a Family of Naturally Occurring Sugar–Borate Complexes—Biochemistry, Physiology, and Impact on Human Health: a Review. Biological trace element research, 188(1), 11-25.
  • Takemura, M., Matsumoto, H., Niimi, A., Ueda, T., Matsuoka, H., Yamaguchi, M., … & Nakamura, T. (2006). High sensitivity C-reactive protein in asthma.European Respiratory Journal,27(5), 908-912.

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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Dear Friends

Atherosclerosis Cardiovascular Disease (ACD), or clogged arteries, is the leading cause of death in the world. Hypercholesterolemia, or high cholesterol levels in the blood, is one of the  major causative factor (Barquer et al., 2015) .  Hence, statins are among the top selling drugs.

High use of statins, however, comes with possible serious side effects.  Stroher et al. (2015) tested the possible advantages of combining lower doses of statins with a Blueberry Extract, or using Blueberry Extract on its own.  Her research group found that dosing hypercholesterolemic rats with a combination of Zocor (also called SIM) and Blueberry Extract (BE) brought better results. However, using Blueberry Extract alone also brought good results.

Thirty-six hypercholesterolemic rats were divided into six groups of six animals each, with  14 days of the following supplementation regime for each group: (1) Control (only got the high-fat diet), (2) Fat diet + SIM 10mg/kg, (3) Fat diet + BE  25mg/kg, (4) Fat diet + BE 50mg/kg, (5) Fat diet + BE 25mg/kg + SIM, (6) Fat diet + BE 50mg/kg + SIM.  Many beneficial results were found as is presented in bar graphs below.

This graph shows, after histological section, the thickness measurements of the aorta of hypercholesterolemic rats after treatment.  Notice here that groups 3-6 got better results. But the interesting part about this measurement is that group 4 got only 50mg of blueberry extract and has similar result to group 6 which got SIM drug and blueberry extract, 50mg.

Aorta thickness

To see the multitude of other bar graphs from their paper, graphically illustrating the various benefits derived from adding the Blueberry Extract, click the Stroher link in the References below.

After 14 days of supplementation with blueberry extract the levels of total cholesterol, LDLs, and triglycerides were decrease in hypercholesterolemic rats.  Histopathological analysis, analyzing the tissues after death, showed significant decrease of aortic lesions.  Oxidative parameters showed significant reductions in oxidative damage to lipids and proteins and an increase in activities of endogenous antioxidant enzymes such as catalase, superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase.

In conclusion, Stroher et al. (2015) state that Blueberry Extract supplementation was able to protect against weight gain, improve the lipid profile, reduce the high levels of total cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides and showed an anti-atherogenic effect in these rats.  The Blueberry Extract also showed improved oxidative parameters, showing a decrease is oxidation of lipids and proteins.  They concluded that as nutraceutical blueberry extract may have great potential as people prefer natural therapies.

Therapeutic Food Blueberry Extract is a powerhouse not only for brain function but for heart health as well.  Recommended dose is 1-2 capsules daily- with 500mg of pure blueberry extract in each capsule. We also suggest 1-2 tablespoons of Beta Glucan Synbiotic for lowering LDL cholesterol, and a primarily whole food, plant-based diet which is shown in research to combat heart disease.

References:

  • Barquera, S., Pedroza-Tobías, A., Medina, C., Hernández-Barrera, L., Bibbins-Domingo, K., Lozano, R., & Moran, A. E. (2015). Global overview of the epidemiology of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Archives of medical research, 46(5), 328-338.
  • Serino, A., & Salazar, G. (2019). Protective role of polyphenols against vascular inflammation, aging and cardiovascular disease. Nutrients,11(1), 53.
  • Stroher, D. J., Piccoli, J. D. C. E., da Costa Güllich, A. A., Pilar, B. C., Coelho, R. P., Bruno, J. B., … & Manfredini, V. (2015). 14 Days of supplementation with blueberry extract shows anti-atherogenic properties and improves oxidative parameters in hypercholesterolemic rats model. Int J Food Sci Nutr, 66(5), 559-68.

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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Our diet is a major factor for heart health. We suggest eating a primarily whole food, plant-based diet, with organic meat, dairy, and eggs serving as condiments every so often. (Serino & Salazar, 2019).

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