Inflammatory Support

Dear Friends
Phyto Power High Rez
Stull’s (2016) review, Blueberries’ Impact on Insulin Resistance and Glucose Intolerance, highlighted a multitude of in vivo and in vitro studies that demonstrated another of blueberries important attributes — the anti-diabetic effects of blueberries and berry extracts in insulin-resistant rodent, human, and cell culture models.

The scientific evidence in support of the anti-diabetic health benefits of blueberries and blueberry extract is encouraging. Epidemiological studies reported that consumption of foods rich in anthocyanins, especially from blueberries, were associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and of peripheral insulin resistance.

Prediabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as T2DM.  Although the prediabetes stage is when corrective actions need to be implemented to prevent the possible development of T2DM, many studies find blueberries to have an anti-diabetic effect. See the references below.

Dinstel et al. (2013) found the blueberries in Alaska to have the highest anthocyanins content. See Green Facts below. Our Phyto Power utilizes Alaskan blueberries’ potent levels of plant phenols.

Phyto Power is comprised of several species of wildcrafted blueberries, Rose hip, and Dandelion, including their leaves, stems, roots, and flowers. Growing wild and strong in remote areas of Alaska, these berries and plants are handpicked at the peak of their phytonutrient potential. For centuries, indigenous tribes of Alaskan Natives have used these power-filled berries and plants for their daily nourishment as well as ceremonial and medicinal purposes

Learn how to use Phyto Power in our research and description tabs.

References:

  • 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.v72i0.21188
  • Haffner, S.M. (1996). The insulin resistance syndrome revisited. Diabetes Care,19:275-277. doi: 10.2337/diacare.19.3.275.
  • Jennings, A., Welch, A. A., Spector, T., Macgregor, A., & Cassidy, A. (2014). Intakes of anthocyanins and flavones are associated with biomarkers of insulin resistance and inflammation in women. The Journal of nutrition, 144(2), 202-208.
  • Muraki, I., Imamura, F., Manson, J. E., Hu, F. B., Willett, W. C., van Dam, R. M., & Sun, Q. (2013). Fruit consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: results from three prospective longitudinal cohort studies. Bmj, 347, f5001.
  • Stull, A. J. (2016). Blueberries’ Impact on Insulin Resistance and Glucose Intolerance. Antioxidants, 5(4), 44. doi:  10.3390/antiox5040044
  • Wedick N.M., Pan A., Cassidy A., Rimm E.B., Sampson L., Rosner B., Willett W., Hu F.B., Sun Q., van Dam R.M. (2012). Dietary flavonoid intakes and risk of type 2 diabetes in US men and women.  Am. J. Clin. Nutr, 95:925–933. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.111.028894.

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:

Globe_Home 3Dinstel 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. For example, 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.*
 

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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.

Green Facts:

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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Dear Friends

A leaky gut leads to chronic inflammation within our body (liu, li, & Neu, 2005).  And, chronic inflammation is causative for a whole host of non-communicable diseases—autoimmune disease, metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, CVD, cancer, neurological disease and more (Goldsmith, 2014).

What factors lead to the prevention or treatment of Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Our diets greatly influence the make up of our 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, leading to the tighteninng of the intestinal cellular junctions and the elimination of a leaky gut (Claussen, 2012).

To aid in the consistent intake of fiber, probiotics, and polyphenols:


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Health-promoting effects of the microflora 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).

Stool microbiota of individuals with different types of habitual diets (e.g., vegetarians or vegans versus omnivores or from geopraphically distinct areas) have been charactertized.  It has become evident that the diet has a dominatn role on the stool microbiota and that the diet-driven changes in it occur with days to weeks (Simoes, 2013).

The data indicate that the frailest older people tend to harbour similar intestinal microbial communities.  The study also suggests that this shift in their gut microbiome is driven by a diet high in fat and lacking in fibre, and that a decline in our microbial community underlies ill health as we grow old (Wu, 2011; Claussen, 2012; Simoes, 2013.).

Bibliography

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 3David Granet MD and Rob Knight PhD converse regarding the Microbiome. Some points by Knight:  Avoid fries and certain carbohydrates; but not all for fibers both soluble and insoluble are very important for microbiome health.  Also eat a rainbow of colored vegetables and fermented foods.
 

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Dear Friends

Chronic tissue inflammation goes hand-in-hand for people suffering from obesity and diabetes.  The inflammatory cytokine Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha (TNF-a) is elevated in the plasma and adipose tissue of these individuals.  TNF-a induces the expression of inflammatory genes such as IL-6, IL-1B, IL-8 and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and the secretion of IL-6, IL-8 and MCP-1.  Hence, chronic inflammation.

Chuang et al, 2010 research aim was to examine the extent to which quercetin and resveratrol prevent inflammation or insulin resistance in primary cultures of human adipocytes.  What they found was that quercitin is equally or more effective than resveratrol in attenuating TNF-a mediated inflammation and insulin resistance in fat cells.

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The Missing Fiber

December 29, 2015

Dear Friends

As dietary fiber goes up the risk of Metabolic Syndrome goes down!

The greater our dietary fiber intake is, the more we reduce the risk for Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, weight gain, obesity and diverticular disease as well as constipation (Grooms, 2013).

The average American intake is about ½ of what it should be with the guidelines for dietary fiber from the American Heart Association and the Institute of Medicine being at 30g/day (King, 2013).

Two BioImmersion Therapeutic Foods help to increase your dietary fiber:

Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic and Energy Sustain.  See Clinical Notes.

References:

  • King et al. (2012). Trends in dietary fiber intake in the United States, 1999-2008. J Acad Nutr Diet;112(5):642-8.
  • Grooms et al. (2013). Dietary Fiber Intake and Cardiometabolic Risk among US Adults: NHANES 1999-2010. Am J Med;126(12):1059-1067.
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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Here’s to our health:

Take one heaping tablespoons of the Beta Glucan daily and two–three heaping tablespoons of the Energy Sustain at least three times a week. Combine the two and make a smoothie as a meal replacement.  With this kind of dosing you will be adding around 10 grams of fiber.  And other wonderful life enhancing
nutrients (see the links above and below).

To make a great smoothie, add to the Beta Glucan and Energy Sustain some fresh fruit, protein powder, and flax seed. We can easily get to 20 grams with the added fiber.

Green Facts:

Globe_Home 3Here is your free online Permaculture Design Course with World-Class Sustainability Teachers.  Perhaps in 2016 we can all get involved in some way with Permaculture.