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:
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 must 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.
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.
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.
Such 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.
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.
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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