Neurological Support

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

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Healthy Cognition

June 8, 2020

Dear Doctor

An estimate of 16 million people live with some form of cognitive impairment while 5.1 million have Alzheimer’s disease (CDC, 2014; 2011).

How do we protect our brain from dementia? And is it possible to reverse an aging and forgetful brain?

Barbara Shukit-Hale’s (2012) research, Blueberries and neuronal aging, clearly demonstrates the power of blueberry and particularly blueberry extract in protecting and even reversing cognitive decline.

Scientific research indicates that a cup or two of blueberry every day will improve cognitive performance, improve athletic abilities (balance, strength, and endurance), and even elevate our mood (Miller et al., 2018; Schrager et al., 2015; Khalid et al., 2017).  Research also emphasizes quantity: one cup of blueberries a day is good but 2 cups a day may be even better (Miller & Shukitt-Hale,  2012).  These health improvements are not just limited to the elderly but to all ages — even children greatly benefit (Whyte, 2016; Khalid, 2017).

BX FBlueberry Extract:  Brain and Nerve Regeneration

The BioImmersion Blueberry Extract is a serious product.  The cognitive, mood enhancing, and athletic benefits emanate from the blueberry pigment is extracted from the North American blueberry.  Each capsule contains 500mg of extract, equivalent to one and a quarter cups of blueberries.  In fact, it takes 80 lbs. of blueberries to get 1 lb. of our extract!

Suggested Use:  1-2 capsules twice daily for two weeks to start an intensive program, and 1 capsule a day as a maintenance.

References

  • Khalid, S., Barfoot, K. L., May, G., Lamport, D. J., Reynolds, S. A., & Williams, C. M. (2017). Effects of acute blueberry flavonoids on mood in children and young adults. Nutrients, 9(2), 158.
  • Marcum, Z. A., Hohl, S. D., Gray, S. L., Barthold, D., Crane, P. K., & Larson, E. B. (2019). Brain health and dementia prevention: A mixed-method analysis. American journal of health behavior43(2), 300-310.
  • Miller, M. G., Hamilton, D. A., Joseph, J. A., & Shukitt-Hale, B. (2018). Dietary blueberry improves cognition among older adults in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. European journal of nutrition, 57(3), 1169-1180.
  • Schrager, M. A., Hilton, J., Gould, R., & Kelly, V. E. (2015). Effects of blueberry supplementation on measures of functional mobility in older adults. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 40(6), 543-549.
  • Shukitt-Hale, B. (2012). Blueberries and neuronal aging. Gerontology, 58, 518-523.
  • Shukitt-Hale, B., Thangthaeng, N., Miller, M. G., Poulose, S. M., Carey, A. N., & Fisher, D. R. (2019). Blueberries Improve Neuroinflammation and Cognition differentially Depending on Individual Cognitive baseline Status. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A74(7), 977-983.
  • Whyte, A. R., Schafer, G., & Williams, C. M. (2016). Cognitive effects following acute wild blueberry supplementation in 7-to 10-year-old children. European journal of nutrition, 55(6), 2151-2162

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

We need to eat and supplement with more blueberries. Why? Because blueberry and blueberry extract in particular can protect us from cognitive decline and help reverse the effects of senescence (when cells lose the ability to reproduce).

Scientific research indicates that a cup (or two) of blueberry every day will improve cognitive performance, improve our athletic abilities (balance, strength, and endurance), and even elevate our mood (Miller et al., 2018; Schrager et al., 2015; Khalid et al., 2017).  Research also emphasizes that the quantity of blueberries matter: one cup a day is good but 2 cups a day may be even better (Miller & Shukitt-Hale,  2012).  And children can greatly benefit too (Whyte, 2016; Khalid, 2017).

The BioImmersion Blueberry Extract is a serious product.  The cognitive, mood enhancing, and athletic benefits all emanate from the blueberry pigment. That is  exactly what we extract from the North American blueberry.  Each capsule contains 500mg of this precious extract, equivalent to one and a quarter cups of blueberries.  In fact,  it takes 80 lbs. of blueberries to get 1 lb. of this extract!

Recommended dose:  1-2 capsules daily.

Order Now: Blueberry-Extract

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References:

  • Whyte, A. R., Schafer, G., & Williams, C. M. (2016). Cognitive effects following acute wild blueberry supplementation in 7-to 10-year-old children. European journal of nutrition, 55(6), 2151-2162.
  • Miller, M. G., Hamilton, D. A., Joseph, J. A., & Shukitt-Hale, B. (2018). Dietary blueberry improves cognition among older adults in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. European journal of nutrition, 57(3), 1169-1180.
  • Schrager, M. A., Hilton, J., Gould, R., & Kelly, V. E. (2015). Effects of blueberry supplementation on measures of functional mobility in older adults. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 40(6), 543-549.
  • Khalid, S., Barfoot, K. L., May, G., Lamport, D. J., Reynolds, S. A., & Williams, C. M. (2017). Effects of acute blueberry flavonoids on mood in children and young adults. Nutrients, 9(2), 158.
  • Watson, D., Clark, L. A., & Tellegen, A. (1988). Development and validation of brief measures of positive and negative affect: the PANAS scales. Journal of personality and social psychology, 54(6), 1063.
  • Miller, M. G., & Shukitt-Hale, B. (2012). Berry fruit enhances beneficial signaling in the brain. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 60(23), 5709-5715.

Best to you,

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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One of the world’s great organization for learning how to work with nature is the Biomimicry Institute.  Check them out:  Global Design Challenge.  They are truly one of the bright rays of hope for bonding with Mother Nature and learning from her 3 billion years of life experience on Earth .

Dear Doctor

Cognitive decline is a serious issue. And estimate of 16 million people live with cognitive impairment.  Over 5.1 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease (CDC, 2014; 2011). In 2019, Marcum et al.’s survey found that most people are aware of the risks associated with getting dementia but do not know what to do.

James Joseph and Shukitt-Hale have studied blueberries and brain health for many years (e.g., 2010). Their research studies have confirmed that a daily supplementation of blueberries reverse age-related deficits in different groups of aged rats (2019). Both Travica et al. (2019) and Dodd et al. (2019) found blueberry supplementation in adults and children improve cognition performance, and in particular, improve short – and long-term memory.

Wilhelmina Kalt has also led many research teams to study the power of blueberries (e.g., 2013). In a recent article, her team (2019) reviewed current research on the health benefits of blueberries and concluded that it is widely agreed that regular consumption of blueberries can be unconditionally recommended.

Blueberries contain large amounts of phytochemicals, and in particular, blueberries are abundant with anthocyanin pigments, which according to Kalt et al. (2019) makes the greatest impact on brain health.

Our Blueberry Extract is highly concentrated: 80 kilos make 1 kilo of extract – a powerhouse of anthocyanins for brain health. Furthermore, the Blueberry Extract is pure: 100% free of any fillers, excipients or flowing agents.

1-2 capsules twice daily for two weeks to start an intensive program, and 1 capsule a day as a maintenance.

Order Now: Blueberry-Extract

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References:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). Cognitive impairment: a call for action now 2011.
  • Dodd, G. F., Williams, C. M., Butler, L. T., & Spencer, J. P. (2019). Acute effects of flavonoid-rich blueberry on cognitive and vascular function in healthy older adults. Nutrition and Healthy Aging, (Preprint), 1-14.Article
  • Kalt, W., Cassidy, A., Howard, L. R., Krikorian, R., Stull, A. J., Tremblay, F., & Zamora-Ros, R. (2019). Recent Research on the Health Benefits of Blueberries and Their Anthocyanins. Advances in Nutrition.Article
  • Kalt, W., Lawand, C., Ryan, D. A., McDonald, J. E., Donner, H., & Forney, C. F. (2003). Oxygen radical absorbing capacity, anthocyanin and phenolic content of highbush blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) during ripening and storage. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science128(6), 917-923. Article
  • Krikorian, R., Shidler, M. D., Nash, T. A., Kalt, W., Vinqvist-Tymchuk, M. R., Shukitt-Hale, B., & Joseph, J. A. (2010). Blueberry supplementation improves memory in older adults. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry58(7), 3996-4000.Article
  • Marcum, Z. A., Hohl, S. D., Gray, S. L., Barthold, D., Crane, P. K., & Larson, E. B. (2019). Brain health and dementia prevention: A mixed-method analysis. American journal of health behavior43(2), 300-310.Abstract
  • Shukitt-Hale, B., Thangthaeng, N., Miller, M. G., Poulose, S. M., Carey, A. N., & Fisher, D. R. (2019). Blueberries Improve Neuroinflammation and Cognition differentially Depending on Individual Cognitive baseline Status. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A74(7), 977-983.Abstract
  • Travica, N., D’Cunha, N. M., Naumovski, N., Kent, K., Mellor, D. D., Firth, J., … & Marx, W. (2019). The effect of blueberry interventions on cognitive performance and mood: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Brain, behavior, and immunity.Abstract

Best to you,

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:

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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)

A Deep Nutritional Booster

December 20, 2019

Dear Friends

We all have those days when we realize we have not eaten many veggies, greens, fruits, or wholesome seeds and grains. And let us be clear: That little lettuce salad with the yummy dressing is not what we call deep nutrition.

Our solution is the very famous drink that has helped many people get a needed nutritional boost. Have it as part of your breakfast or afternoon pick me up, it is even a fantastic meal replacement.

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The deep nutritional base of the drink: 1 tablespoon of Beta Glucan, 1 tablespoon of Be Regular, and 1 teaspoon of No 7 Systemic Booster. Put in a blender.

This combination has it all: greens, veggies, fruits, berries, seeds, grains, essential nutraceuticals (B12, Folate, Fructo Borate, Vitamin D, and Chromium), 10 probiotics (with Supernatant and ORNs for more immune boosting qualities), and plenty of fiber. The list of ingredients is impressive!

Liquids: 1. Juice – apple, pineapple, prune, watermelon juice, sweet green juices with apple, carrots, and beets, or any berry juice: 1/3 cup of juice & 2/3 cup water (if you need more liquids add a little of both). 2. Coconut water: dilute half/half with water. 3. Nut milks, oat milk, soy, or hemp, (half/half) or use the whole plant-milk. 4. Just water.

Optional: Choose a couple of things to add to your drink. Balance the liquids with items that make the drink thick!

Fruits: 1/2- to Banana, ½ -to 1 cup of frozen or fresh berries, and any fruit you would like (fresh or frozen, e.g., pineapple, melons, mango, peaches, nectarines).  You can add one date (take the pit out) for extra minerals and iron

Greens: a few leaves of spinach

1 tablespoon of Flax Seeds.

1 heaping teaspoon of Bee Pollen – if you are not allergic to bees or honey. Keep in the freezer for freshness. Bee pollen contains a host of nutrients such as antioxidant, protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and coenzymes, and more.

Nut butter: A teaspoon of almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter – add more protein and fiber to the drink.

Play with different combinations to find just the right mixture of things and enjoy this deeply nourishing boost to your health.

 

No. 7 Systemic Booster: the New Longevity

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Beta Glucan Synbiotic:  High Potency Cardiovascular and Metabolic Support

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Be Regular:  Optimal Bowel Health

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Wishing you a happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!

Seann and Dohrea

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The Game Changer, produced by James Cameron et al., is a revolutionary new documentary about meat, protein and strength.

It is an absolute must see. You’ll find it on Netflix.

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