De-Evolution of Planet Earth

Dear Friends,

Diversity  seems to be a particularly pungent word for this day and age.  Consider the following:

(1) Appreciation for cross-cultural diversity as our world becomes smaller and smaller is an imperative.

(2) Biological scientists have raised the red flag, warning us that our polluting ways are precipitating the loss of tens of thousands of species each year into extinction.  With the two most important predictive markers for a pending planetary mass extinction rising exponentially—CO2 levels and rate of species extinction—many experts are giving us as little as a 100 year before the next Mass Extinction hits.  It will be the sixth for life on planet earth.  The last being 65 million years ago with the lost of the dinosaurs.

(3)  The loss of diversity at the macro level, of animals and plants, is matched at the micro level when we look at the gastrointestinal microbiome.  Due to our overuse of antibiotics and our ultra hygienic life styles our guts lack a biodiversity of bacteria.  Hence the rising tide of Inflammatory Bowel Disorders.

(4)  The reduced density of nutrients in our foods is of survival important in our 21st Century.  It begins in the soil with the loss in diversity of minerals and microbes, and plays out in our plant with a minimal mineral load.  Add the overuse of herbicides and pesticides and you get plants and berries with low photochemical diversity and levels, resulting in foods are that weak and bodies that are chronically ill.

Lack of diversity and the lack of embracing diversity is literally driving us to extinction on many levels.

BioImmersion’s Therapeutic Foods are facing this issue at the dietary level as the Therapeutic Food Supplements add a diversity of polyphenols into our diet which work together towards facilitating our our good health, and supply a wide variety of good probiotics that augment healthy GI tract functioning. See Clinical Notes.

Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell

BioImmersion.com

Clinical Note:

 

Phyto Power provides a wonderful and powerful array of flavonoids from Alaska’s wildcrafted berries and dandelion to support the healthy function of our multitude of metabolic pathways.

Supernatant Synbiotic formula brings in a diverse collection of proven Bulgarian strains of pedigreed probiotic organisms to support our digestive system, detox system and immune system operations.

Take one capsule of each twice daily.

Green Facts

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The Senate committee charged with protecting our environment just passed a bill that would make it a lot easier to spray pesticides in and around our rivers, lakes and streams.  Tell Congress to reject this insensible bill now and stand against toxic pesticide pollution of our water.  Take Action.

Dear Friends

The 2014 Food Revolution Summit hosted by John and Ocean Robbins begins online tomorrow morning at 8:00am PST.  It will be broadcast worldwide and we all can join in for FREE from anywhere on earth.

It is a very big deal!  Something we should all get behind and actively promote.  It will go on for 9 days.

We will be learning from 25 visionary speakers (Dean Ornish MD- Add Years To Life & Life To Years, Brenda Davis RD- How To Truly Thrive On A Plant-Strong Diet, Raj Patel PhD- Eating For An End To Humger, Marion Nestle PhD- Standing Up To The Food Industry, Neal Barnard MD- Power Food That Help You Thrive, Mark Hyman MD- How To Detox, Burn Fat and Thrive, Saru Jayaraman JD- Behind The Kitchen Door, and many more).

Get the truth about GMOs and dangerous chemicals—and how carbs, gluten, fat and sugar affect our weight, energy, sleep and the planet.

To join in just click on the link at the top or Click Right Here.

Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell

Clinical Notes:

Add to your diet this strong phytonutrient and probiotic protection of Therapeutic foods:

Organic Chlorella- 2 to 4 capsules daily
Phyto Power- 1 to 2 capsules daily
No. 7 Systemic Booster- 1 tsp daily
The Last Quiz Answer:

This is the Giant Kingfish in the Indo-Pacific ocean off the east coast of South Africa near Mozambique.  It is a supreme game fish, very strong and some species are as large as a 6 foot person.  They are in the jack family of fish.  I seen these awsome fish when diving in the lagoons of Yap Island in the Western Pacific.  They are fast and powerful and preditors of other fish.

 

President Obama’s announcement that his final decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline will be postponed indefinitely was a major win for the health of our biosphere.  It is because of activists like you will see in the video of a march onto the National Mall in Washington three days ago.  Watch this powerful video of the Reject & Protect opening ceremony.

 

 

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Dear Friends

In today’s world the level of assault on our bodies from pollution, pathogens and stress is so high that we need powerful medicinal foods.  Our bodies after all know exactly what and how to utilize food for therapeutic efficacy.  This is exactly why we have developed and are expanding the Therapeutic Foods Line of supplementation.

Let’s just focus for a moment on pesticide use on our foods as a source of pollution. What’s on my food? and The Environmental Working Group – (see their 2013 Dirty Dozen list) are two great website to zero in on.

Here are some mind blowing facts derived from them.  In What’s on my Food’s website they have a streaming video with the following bullet points:

  • 14 different pesticide residues found were detected in one strawberry sample.  679 of 741 tested positive for residues.
  • 14 of the 52 pesticides found on blueberries are neurotoxins, which can harm brain development and contribute to falling IQs. 
  • 6 suspected hormone disruptors were found on cranberries.  These chemicals are linked to cancers, obesity and developmental disorders.
  • Atrazine, a pesticide, is found in 94% of US drinking water. Banned in Europe, atrazine disrupts hormone systems.
  • An average American child gets 5+ servings of pesticides residues in their food and water each day.
  • 888 million lbs of pesticides are applied each year in the US.  That’s nearly 3 lbs per person.

Should we be eating and farming organically?  The Environmental Working Group thinks so.  This year they added two more to their dirty dozen—Kale/collard greens + and Summer squash +.  So, the list for 2013 contains apples, celery, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, grapes, hot peppers, nectarines- imported, peaches, potatoes, spinach, strawberries, sweet bell peppers.  Let’s look at their analysis of just a few:

  • Apples:  42 pesticide residues found by the USDA pesticide data program (7 known or probable carcinogens, 19 suspected hormone disruptors, 10 neurotoxins, 6 developmental or reproductive toxins and 17 honeybee toxins).
  • Celery:  64 pesticide residues found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program (13 know or probable carcinogens, 31 suspected hormone disruptors, 12 neurotoxins, 14 developmental or reproductive toxins and 20 honeybee toxins).
  • Grapes:  34 pesticide residues found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program (4 known or probable carcinogens, 176 suspected hormone disruptors, 10 neurotoxins, 6 developmental or reproductive toxins and 14 honeybee toxins).
  • Spinach:  48 pesticide residues found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program (8 known or probable carcinogens, 25 suspected hormone disruptors, 8 neurotoxins, 6 developmental or reproductive toxins and 23 honeybee toxins).

It becomes very clear doesn’t it why we need to aggressively change the world that we have created for ourselves.  Let’s each of us do a bit more to really get involved in making a difference between now and the end of the year.

Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell

Clinical Notes:

The BioImmersion Therapeutic Foods Line is a new medical framework.  Built with advanced technologies that maintain the wholeness of food, while utilizing the exact science of molecular concentration for therapeutic purposes.  The results are foods that behave medicinally in the body.  Repairing, healing, protecting, preventing—that is the power of food.  As we like to say:  Welcome to the world of BioImmersion. 

A suggested daily protocol for protection:

  • Organic Chlorella- 4 tabs daily
  • Ultra Minerals- 4 tabs daily
  • Phyto Power- 2 capsules daily
  • Cruciferous Sprouts Complex- 2 capsules daily
  • Pick one of our probiotic (synbiotic) products for daily use: the Original Synbiotic, Beta Glucan Synbiotic, High ORAC Synbiotic, Triple Berry Probiotic, Supernatant Synbiotic, Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic or the Number 7 Systemic Booster.  They are all excellent.

No herbacides or pesticides used on the fields of harvest for our products.

The Last Quiz Answer:

The Galapagos Flamingo is also known as the Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). There are approximately 500 individuals that can be found amongst the Galapagos Islands.  They can range from 31 to 57 inches in length from the tip of its beak to the tip of its tail.  Its average weight is between 6-7 pounds and has an approximate wingspan of 55-65 inches.  Its primary food sources are water-boatmen (Trichocorixa veticulata), a shrimp (Atema salina) and minute crabs.



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Mortality’s Leading Cause

September 13, 2012

Dear Friends,

Can you name this Beautiful Creature?

What’s the leading cause of mortality in the world today?

According to WHO (the World Health Organization), Chronic Disease is the leading cause of mortality in the world representing 63% of all deaths.

The cause is multi-factorial, too much pollution, increasingly virulent pathogens, unrelenting stress and poor lifestyle choices.  The cure is making corrections on all fronts.  Let’s look at pollution this week and be sure to read Clinical Notes (below) as we offer solutions to help our bodies, minds, and spirits!

Pollution:  Just how toxic is our world?

One of the most toxic industries in the world is the textile industry, in the mills and factories that that make our fabrics for our clothing, seating, drapes and carpeting. About one half of the world’s waste water problems are linked to the production of textile goods, and many of the chemicals used to dye or finish fabrics are known to harm human health.  Yet, the finished product for the clothing, the rugs we walk on, the chairs we sit on are considered “safe” for use in our homes.

For example:  William McDonough + Partners is a design firm of architects, planners and support staff specializing in environmentally sustainable design and growth.  This firm is a powerhouse for transforming our world’s environment into a healthy place.  They are one of my heroes and definately a force to get to know about for many good reasons. Their link to their website is in Green Facts.  Check them out!!!

At any rate, Rohner Textils, a textlle factory in Switzerland, made a decision to correct their toxic waste problem.  They brought in McDonough + Partners to help them create a manufacturing process without using toxic chemicals.  McDonough has studied 8,000 chemicals commonly used in the textile industry.  Their measuring criterion: “chemicals” that are safe enough to eat.  Of the chemicals they tested 7,962 failed.  Only 38 chemicals were considered safe.  In the case of Rohner Textils, the trimmings (the cloth not used on the chairs) was considered by the Swiss government to be hazaardous waste.  It couldn’t be disposed of in Switzerland and was shipped to Spain for burial.  The good news was that the safe 38 chemicals were used to create a complete line of fabrics, containing every color except black.  And, the botton line is that when the Swiss government came to check the water flowing out of the plant, there were absolutely no toxic chemcials in it.  Amazingly, the cost of manufacturing was 20% less for Rohners (Heath & Heath, 2010).

In the Fall of 2006 a piece was written on the front page of the Los Angeles Times entitled, U.S. Rules Allow the Sale of Products Others Banned Chemical-laden Goods Outlawed in Europe and Japan are Permitted in the American Market.   The article said that warehouses on the LA docks were filled to the ceilings with formaldehyde-laden plywood (a cancer-causing chemical) destined for homes in America with enough material to build 2 million kitchen cabinets.  China exported to the US more than half a billion dollars worth of hardwood plywood.  One birch plank from China, bought at a Home Depot Store in Portland, gave off 100 times more formaldehyde than is legal in Japan and 30 times more than allowed in Europe and China.

Also in June of 2006, the Environmental Defense Organization in Canada put out a study entitled, Polluted Children, Toxic Nation.  Children, parents and grandparents from five Canadian families of diverse demographics provided blood and urine samples that were tested for 68 toxic chemicals.  The laboratory tests detected 46 of 68 (average) in the 13 family members who were studies.  In total 36 carcinogens, 23 hormone disruptors, 12 respiratory toxins, 38 reproductive/developmental toxins, and 19 neurotoxins were detected in the study volunteers.

PBS Evening News report pointed our attention to the clear-cut timber lands in Oregon where the timber companies use helicopters to spray pesticides over the cropped areas so that only Douglas fir is able to grow back.  The residents in the communities around this forested area have begun to raise a stir about this, and it was found that 100% of the populus had 2,4-D and Atrazine in the urine (September 12th, 2012).

The good news is that we are aware and we are cleaning up our collective act. Lets do even more!

Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell

BioImmersion.com

Clinical Note:

Even if you are being diligent in eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, and taking your supplements, the toxic burden on our bodies today requires a massive effort on all fronts to reduce the load.

We need supplements that are clean, potent and intelligent.  Nothing speaks to our body’s health holistically like food.  Our food system globally must change to one that provides clean, high actives foods.

The Therapeutic Foods Line helps our bodies to clean, detox, and heal.  The wildcrafted Phyto Power helps the liver detox (phase I and II), helps the kidney excrete and filter, helps purifying the blood (take two capsules daily).  The organic Cruciferous Sprouts stimulates Phase II enzymes production, protects against carcinogens (take four capsules daily).  The organic Chlorella helps to chelate heavy metals, supports the liver and cleans the blood (take four tablets daily).

The Last Quiz Answer:

Have you ever seen this awesome creature?  Here’s the Mudskipper (Periophthalmus modestus) in action! And, some amazing features:  (1) It breathes air and water. (2) Its frog like eyes allow for superb all round vision. (3) It spend as much time in the water as on land. (4) On land they breathe through their skin—called cutaneous breathing. (5) They hear sounds on land. (6) They are opportunistic carnivores.  Eating anything they can get into their mouth and swallow. (7) Captive mudskippers my become tame enough to be fed by hand.

Who is William McDonough?  Time Magazine recognized him in 1999 as a “Hero for the Planet,” stating that “his utopianism is grounded in a unified philosophy that- in demonstratable and practical ways- is changing the design of the world.”  His beautiful, eloquent website spells it out.  Check out his investment fund!

Dear Friends,

Can you name this Beautiful Creature?

Last week Dohrea and I were in Hawaii, lovely Hawaii—Maui to be exact, and brought back with us a wonderful treat for your delight, a few seconds of Maui’s heavenly sounding ocean.

On the surface Hawaii looks and feels great, seems healthy to the casual tourist, but we know better, one only needs to look closer.  Scientists estimate that unless we take immediate action we could lose up to 70% of coral reefs by 2050 (The Nature Conservancy, 2012).  Hawaii has already lost much of theirs.  The coral reefs are the tropical rain forests of the oceans, home to most of its species.  This is just the beginning of the nightmare.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch flows from southern California, to Japan, just barely missing Hawaii to its south—for now.  It is twice the size of Texas, a river filled with plastic debris.  Just like the acidification of our oceans that is killing our coral reefs, the warming of our planet which is melting our glaciers and raising sea levels worldwide, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch River is filling our oceans with a 100 million tons of plastic garbage that finds its way into the bellies of young birds.  It is the result of our unconscious, thoughtless consumerism that’s littering our planet with toxic waste.  This young albatros (in the picture to your right) died not on the shores of Laguna Beach but in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, on Midway Island.  An island that should be a tropical paradise but has become a garbage dump for cigarette lighters and plastic bags, all courtesy of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch River.  Ten thousand dead birds can be found on Midway.  This tragedy is chronicled by photographer Chris Jordon’s film, Midway: Message From The Gyre. Click on this!  You’ll get some great information and links.

But this is just the beginning of our discussion, isn’t it?  There is so much more to say.  The US currently has more that 85,000 chemicals in commerce.  There are approximately 2500 high production volume chemicals which are manufactured at a rate of more than one million pounds annually with nearly 45% of these chemicals lacking adequate toxicological studies to evaluate their health effects on humans and wildlife.  Most of these toxins find their way eventually to the oceans. Three-quarters of the earth’s surface is covered by oceans and one-half the worlds population live within a stones throw of the oceans.

Maui wave videoHere’s Maui’s beautiful ocean’s song to us.  Just click on the picture:
Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell

BioImmersion.com


Clinical Note:
“….everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission.  This is the Indian Theory of existense.”  Christal Quintasket (1888-1936) Salish.

We are presently, through our collaborating partners, making major inroads into relationships with the Native People of Alaska and the First Nation Peoples of Canada. Their elders intimate knowledge of the traditional use of the native plants is beyond exciting.  It is enlightening.

And, their attitude towards life, as expressed by Chief Seattle, bring healing to our souls:  “Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth.  If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves.  This we know:  the earth does not belong to man—man belong to the earth.  This we know.  All things are connected like the blood that unites one family.  All things are connected.”

The Last Quiz Answer:

This little collection of young female goats is part of a 400 head herd of organically raised goats. They are very tame, very curious and well loved.  They have a laid back life style, migrating through different meadows for their food. Each goat is free of pesticides, herbicides, growth hormone and antibiotics. They produce a wonderful, high quality, nutricious milk and colostrum. We are working on our business agreement with their parents, who are very wonderful people.  Will share soon.

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a very important environmental group to get to know.  For 50 years TNC has helped protect environmentally precious areas in the world using the simplest possible method.  It buys them.  It buys land at market prices, making it offlimits to environmentally damaging uses, such as development  or logging. (Made to Stick 2007)