Cran. Pom. Synbiotic

Cancer Support

February 18, 2016

Dear Friends

The American Institute for Cancer Research has their Ten Recommendations for Cancer Prevention, and most of them center around the foods choices we make. Of course, there’s the daily exercise routine, and the goal of being as lean as possible without becoming underweight; but most all of the others have to do with what we put in our mouth.

Therapeutic Food Supplements provide intelligent support for cancer prevention.

A Therapeutic Food protocol to support our ability to prevent and aid in treating cancer:

  • Garlic, organic– 1 to 2 capsules daily (more is okay, but not enough so that your skin has a garlic odor)
  • Cruciferous Sprout Complex 3-4 capsules daily, preferably on an empty stomach
  • Phyto Power, wild crafted– 1-2 capsules daily
  • Beta Glucan High Potency Symbiotic– 2 tablespoons daily
  • Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic– 2-4capsules daily


Food Science:

Epidemiological studies have consistently linked abundant consumption of fruits and vegetables to a reduction of the risk of developing several types of cancer. Boivin et al., (2009) evaluated the inhibitory effects of extracts isolated from 34 vegetables on the proliferation of 8 different tumor cell lines: breast cancer, brain tumors, kidney cancer, lung cancer, childhood brain tumors, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer and stomach cancer.

The best by far were vegetables from the Allium (particularly garlic) and the Cruciferous (particularly broccoli) families—inhibiting these cancers almost 100%. The researchers concluded, “The inclusion of cruciferous and allium vegetables in the diet is essential for effective dietary based chemo-preventative strategies.”

Garlic, Organic Freeze Dried– each capsule contains 4 to 5 cloves of raw high active’s (alliin and alliinase) garlic.

Garlic contains phytoalexins that have been shown to induce apoptosis and target transcription factors, cell cycle checkpoints, and cell invasion. Garlic improves phase 2 detoxification pathways. Garlic contains allyl sulfides compounds that show anti-proliferative effects on tumor cells as well as aiding in detoxification. Garlic also contains natural organosulfur compounds (OSCs) that have been shown to have chemo-preventive effects and to suppress the proliferation of tumor cells in vitro through the induction of apoptosis (Cao et al., 2014; Romagnolo et al., 2012; Nepravishta et al., 2012; Melino et al., 2011)

Cruciferous Sprout Complex contains broccoli sprouts, daikon radish sprouts, red radish sprouts, watercress sprouts, kale sprouts, mustard sprouts and cabbage sprouts; all together containing high levels of not only glucosinolates, but also high levels of myrosinase (from red radish)—the enzyme necessary for high production of sulforaphanes.

Cruciferous Sprouts are an exceedingly rich source of glucosinolates and isothiocyanates that through their breakdown products induce phase 2 detoxication enzymes, boost antioxidant status, and protect animals against chemically induced cancer formation. They are among the most promising chemopreventive dietary constituents. They appear most closely associated with reduce cancer risk in organis such as the colorectum, lung, prostate and breast. (Abdull Razis & Noor., 2013; Steinkeller et al., 2001).

We will cover Phyto Power, Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic and Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic in next week’s Forward Thinking.


Abdull Razis AF, Noor NM. (2013). Cruciferous vegetables: dietary phytochemicals for cancer prevention. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev;14(3):1565-70.
Boivin et al. (2009). Antiproliferative and antioxidant activities of common vegetables: A comparative Study. Food Chemistry; 112(20): 374-380.
Cao et al. (2014). Garlic-derived allyl sulfides in cancer therapy. Anticancer Agents Med Chem;14(6):793-9.
Melino S., Sabelli R, Paci M. (2011). Allyl sulfur compounds and cellular detoxification system: effects and perspectives in cancer therapy. Amino Acids;41(1):103-12.
Nepravishta et al. (2012). Oxidative species and s-glutathionyl conjugates in the apoptosis induction by allyl thiosulfate. FEBS J; 279(1): 154-67.
Romagnolo DF, Davis CD, Milner JA. (2012). Phytoalexins in cancer prevention. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed); 17: 2035-58.
Steinkellner et al. (2001). Effects of cruciferous vegetables and their constituents on drug metabolizing enzymes involved in the bioactivation of DNA-reactive dietary carcinogens. Mutation Research/Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis; 480-481: 285-297.

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:

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February is Cancer Prevention Month and The American Institute for Cancer Research provides a great website for support in the fight against cancer.  Check our their site and these ten recommendations for cancer prevention.

Cancer Support (continued)

February 17, 2016

Dear Friends

In this weeks Forward Thinking we will continue with our cancer support protocol focusing on Phyto Power and Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic.

Last week we looked at vegetables, and research siting their most potent anti-cancer fighters. This week we are getting into the intelligent use of fruits, fibers and probiotics for preventive cancer support.



November 4, 2015

Dear Friends

Did you know that constipation has become the most common gastrointestinal complaint in the United States? Sixty million Americans suffer from chronic constipation.

Diets strong in whole plant foods give more regularity! See references below for scientific research.

Fiber is the key to regularity. Our simple recipe is the combination fiber with the Be Regular and one of our probiotic. Today we’ll discuss the Beta Glucan, which has probiotic and added fiber.

Take two heaping tablespoons of our Be Regular, (containing whole seeds of organic quinoa, amaranth, chia, buckwheat and millet). Add to the Be Regular a heaping tablespoon of Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic, with oat bran (99.99% gluten free and 10% of which is oat brans soluble beta glucan fibers), organic whole red beet root, inulin soluble fiber (organic chicory root), and probiotics (5 pedigreed lactic acid bacteria).

Stir into a large glass of water or juice; they mix easily and have a nice mild taste. Plus, Be Regular and Beta Glucan Synbiotic work beautifully in a smoothie, giving body, thickness and a low glycemic load value to the overall drink—even when a variety of berries are added.

For further discussion see Clinical Notes below.

Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell
BioImmersion Inc.

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.


  • Balasegarm M, Burkitt D.P. (1976) Stool Characteristics and Western Diseases. The Lancet;307(7951):p152.
  • Sanjoaquin et al. (2004) Nutrition and lifestyle in relation to bowel movement frequency: a cross-sectional study of 20,630 men and women in EPIC- Oxford. Public Health Nutr; 7(1):77-83
  • Bianchi et al. (2010) Ability of a high-total antioxidant capacity diet to increase stool weight and bowel antioxidant status in human subjects. British Journal of Nutrition;104:1500-1507


Clinical Notes:

Fiber is what causes bulky stools and fiber is found only in whole plant foods. But research is increasingly showing, as Bianchi’s (2010) study did, that higher antioxidant foods such as berries bring also increases the stool size. Berries besides being antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and hormetic (hormone-like) in their action, they are also a good prebiotic and enable the good bacteria to grow, further increasing the bulk of the stool.

Enjoy your smoothie!

Green Facts

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Dear Friends,

Another example for taking probiotics each morning. Many of our probiotic formulas carry L. casei rhamnosus.

In a 2010 study Fang et al. demonstrated the probiotic L. casei rhamnosus’s possible therapeutic effects:

  • its ability to inhibit the secretion of IL-8, a major pathogen-elicited epithelial chemoattractant of the inflammatory responses in salmonellosis. This means that the probiotic L. casei rhamnousus inhibits the reaction in our bodies caused by Salmonella’s endotoxin LPS (a specific toxic material from Salmonella’s cell wall).
  • its beneficial effect upon the re-establishment of the intestinal epithelial barrier function after inflammation. L. casei rhamnosus protects the tight junctions of the intestinal wall to maintain cell-wall integrity.

Salmonella caused GI tract infection is an increasingly serious issue.  “It causes more hospitalizations and more death than any other foodborn illness.  It causes a million cases of food poisoning every year in the US, and over the last decade or so the number of cases has increased by 44% particularly among children and the elderly.  The number one cause of Salmonella poisoning—chicken!”  (See Nutrition March 13, 2015)

Fang et al. 2010. Inhibitory effects of lactobacillus casei subsp. rhamnosus on Salmonella lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation and epithelial barrier dysfunction in a co-culture model using Caco-2/peripheral blood mononuclear cells., J.Med Microbiol, 59(5), 573-579.

Again, we are seeing the pathogenic power of the endotoxin LPS (lipopolysaccharide) as we have in the two previous emails, this time caused by Salmonella.  And, we are seeing the protective power of good bugs (probiotics) and fiber—the very fibers and well established probiotic bacteria we employ in our Therapeutic Food Synbiotic Formulas.

Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell

Clinical Note:

The Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic, the Original Synbiotic Formula, the Supernatant Synbiotic Formula, the Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic Formula and the No. 7 Systemic Booster all carry the Lactobacillus casie spp. rhamnosus in their arsenal.  Try them.  They are all very powerful probiotic (synbiotic) products.

The Last Quiz Answer:

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This creature belongs to a species of bats known as the megabats, with wingspans of five feet.

Like bees in other places, these creatures are the pollinators and seed dispersers of the islands in the tropic Pacific.


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When we think of food as medicine, right at the top of this list should be the health building power of fermented foods.  Our gastrointestinal microbiome thrives with the support of friendly, health-promoting bacteria that only properly cultured fermented foods and property selected and manufactured probiotics supplements can provide.  (See more)

Yolanda Sanz et al. (2010) in “Probiotics as Drugs Against Human Gastrointestinal Pathogens” in Frontiers in Anti-infective Drug Discovery, 1, 107-123, focus on the healthy immune stimulating function that good bacteria can provide.

Sanz et al. nicely summarize the possible mechanisms, the action of probiotics against gastrointestinal pathogens.  These categories include (1) modification of the environmental conditions, (2) competition for nutrients and adhesion sites, (3) production of antimicrobial compounds, (4) modulation of the immune and non-immune defense mechanisms of the host, and (5) regulation of the intestinal neuromuscular function.

But there is more.

Imbedded within Sanz et al.’s research is a leading edge concept that we have utilized in our Bulgarian collection of probiotic formulas. We will also be expanding our probiotic offering with a new synbiotic formula, with the focus on priming the immune system.

This formula is designed to strengthen the mechanism and function of the immune system. We will share more in next week’s Forward Thinking.

Our Therapeutic Foods Synbiotic Formulas supply wonderful, healthy bacteria that support good digestion, the elimination of toxins, regulating immunity and preventing pathogen colonization and invasion.the Product of the Month.

Clinical Notes:

What we call our Bulgarian synbiotic formulas are the Supernatant Synbiotic Formula, the Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic Formula and the No. 7 Systemic Booster.  These formulas were created as the result of our collaborative work with Bulgarian and American scientists.

It was clear from the very beginning of creating our synbiotic formulas that one of the ingredients that our Bulgarian team of scientists insisted must be in all the formulas was the supernatant.  To produce supernatant we took L. bulgaricus and S. thermophilis, put them in a broth of carefully selected foods for the growth, and then collected their metabolic byproducts—their digestive enzymes, their B and K vitamins, their lactic acid, their bacterocines, their biosurfactants and their oligoribonucleotides.

Once these metabolites were produced we then collected this supernatant material and added to it the bulgaricus and thermophilis as dead whole cells, and the whole lot was freeze-dried.  This supernatant our Bulgarian scientist assured us had strong healthy immune stimulating properties, without over stimulating the system, more of a waking it up, yet balancing the immune response as the same time.

Supernatant Synbiotic Formula:  take one capsule a day or as directed by your health practitioner

Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic Formula:  take one capsule a day or as directed by your health practitioner.

No. 7 Systemic Booster:  take one tsp. a day or as directed by your health practitioner.


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