Biosphere

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:

Supernatant Photo 5

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.

Green Facts:

Globe_Home 3

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)

 

©2005 – 2018 BioImmersion Inc. All Rights Reserved

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).
FB Photo 2 8

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.

 

©2005 – 2017 BioImmersion Inc. All Rights Reserved

Hi Everybody

I am back from my June hiatus on Forward Thinking Newsletter production, and excited to be sharing with you all again.  There is so much important stuff for us all to talk about regarding “food as medicine”.

This is after all the theme of the BioImmersion Therapeutic Food Supplements.  First of all, we must consider the wisdom of our 3 billion year old mother of all teachers- Mother Nature (see Janine Benjus below in Green Facts).

When we think about food, the food chain comes to mind, and this cyclic reality begins with the autotrophs (green plants). What comes to mind here is BioImmersion’s Organic Chlorella, our Phyto Power (wild-crafted berries from Alaska), our Cruciferous Sprouts, our Garlic, and our Blueberry Extract.  We offer the hormetic power of plant phytochemicals to heal.

But a prior to the food chain comes the raw material of earth from which our bodies are ultimately made- the inorganic elements (the minerals).  And, here we also have some very unique and powerful products- Ultra Minerals, Fructo Borate and BioOrganic Chromium.

For the purpose of your detailing and practical usage of, I will focus on the Ultra Minerals- Mesozoic Vegetate.  A true mineral multiple for us derived from DEEP TIME.

Back 65,000,000 years ago, in the late Dinosaur period, the earth had lush tropical forests teaming with all kinds of plant and animal life, and of course the earth’s living microbiome.   In fact,  by weight the microbiome is heavier than all of the higher plant’s and animal’s mass combined.

Then came the crash- THE FIFTH MASS EXTINCTION- and for many of the higher forms (around 75%) life must start over again, reemerging from the bacteria, slime, mold, and higher surviving phyla.  Now here is the interesting and exciting part, around the world there exists still today accessible deposits of the ancient rain forests, and it is from one of these massive deposits that we obtain our Mesozoic Vegetate.  From this vegetable matter we exact 72 plant derived minerals for our ULTRA MINERALS.

ultra_minerals 2

Using pure water, we are able to extract from the ancient peat (also referred to as “humic shale”) 72 different kinds of nano-sized, negatively charged minerals in a hydro-collodial solution.  This liquid we then drum dry into an absolutely pure mineral powder.

Colloidal minerals are negatively charged, hydrophilic, and nano-sized.  They form direct hydrogen bonds with water, and are therefore water-soluble and nearly 100% instantly absorbable with digestion.  If you open up a capsule in water, it immediately homogenizes in the water, and the minerals are absorbable when rubbed on the skin.

We have put 150mg of this pure negatively charged mineral powder into vegetarian capsules, 60 capsules to a bottle.  Dosages are 1 to 4 capsules a day.  Ultra Minerals is manufactured under GMP, Kosher, GRAS, and is without excipients of any kind.  Check out the Specification Sheet on these minerals in Ultra Minerals by clicking on the foregoing link, and then clicking on the Ingredient tab.  These are typical and not guaranteed values, as some natural variation in the source Mesozoic vegetate occurs from production lot to production lot.

Plant based minerals are naturally chelated through plant root uptake and digestion.  This is important to understand for we know that aluminum for example in its insoluble aluminum oxide or hydroxide form is toxic to our bodies, but in its soluble aluminum sulfate form is not.  All of the aluminum in this ancient vegetate is in the form of aluminum sulfate and has GRAS status by our FDA.

Healthy mineral rich soil, filled with an abundance of microbes, makes for healthy plants, and healthy plants makes for healthy animals.  The historicity of use of these ancient peet deposits by locals around the world in their farming and the benefits derived for their animals and for human energy, stamina and health is very exciting.  We are pleased to bring you this powerful Therapeutic Food supplement.

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 3Biomimicry’s Janine Benyus, “The most important thing for us to do is to tune into nature’s solutions, for its organisms have figured out a way to do the amazing things they do while taking care of the place that’s going to take care of their offspring.  Learning about the natural world in one thing; learning from the natural world—that’s the switch.”
 

©2005 – 2017 BioImmersion Inc. All Rights Reserved

Celebrate Earth Day

April 22, 2016

Dear Friends

Let’s celebrate Earth Day!!!   Here’s the link: Earth Day — April 22.

The year of the first Earth Day was 1970, and it gave voice to an emerging consciousness that we all need to come together to make critical changes in our environmental practices. Here we are, it’s 2016, and this reality is clearer and more urgent than ever.

The Earth Day Network is working to protect our planet every day of the year, with tens of thousands of partners across 192 countries.  We’re at a critical moment in the fight to defend the health of our planet. (The Earth Day Network: Join the Movement)

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 3

More on the Earth Day Celebration through the Rocky Mountains Institute’s video discussion of the importance results from the Paris Climate Summit.

Dear Friends

Happy Holidays to each and every one of you!!!  Thank you for being our friends and our cherished customers.  May next year be a wonderful year for us all.

Sincerely yours,

Seann and Dohrea Bardell

Clinical Notes

Here’s to your health:

Carrots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Facts:

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