Cran. Pom. Synbiotic

Dear Friends

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of vaginal symptoms among women.  According to NHANES, data collected between 2001–2004, 29.2% of women ages 14–49 in the United States have BV.  84% of these women with are asymptomatic (Koumans, 2007). Women with BV have an increased risk of miscarriage, preterm labor and delivery, and postpartum infections.

Diagnosis via vaginal swab (wet mount), whiff test, vaginal pH, oligonucleotide probe of DNA of bacteria present are standard. Bacterial vaginosis usually causes the vaginal pH to rise above 4.5 due to the microbial species present. Diagnosis of BV is difficult because of its complex polymicrobial nature indicative of dysbiosis.

BV has high relapse rates and associated complications.  BV diagnosis includes a decrease in vaginal lactobacilli species and increase in the anaerobes population of microbes, including, most commonly Gardnerella vaginosis or A.vaginae (Shipitsyn,2013).  Vaginal bacterial communities differ dramatically between healthy patients and patients with BV, with G. vaginalis present in over 90% of BV cases (Verstraelen & Swidsinski, 2013).  G. vaginalis is up to 70% of asymptomatic healthy women. When G. vaginalis biofilms form they can establish synergistic relationships with other pathogenic anaerobes.

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UTI Support

April 18, 2016

Dear Friends

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are the most common non-intestinal infection worldwide (August, 2012). It is estimated that 60% of women have had at least one UTI, 30% have recurrent UTIs.

Recurrent infections occur in 35 to 53% of women that are treated for UTI within 12 months with conventional antibiotic treatments and incur a cost of approximately 2.47 billion dollars in 2000 for women in the United States (Kranjčec, 2014).

Conventional therapy to prevent recurrent UTIs are long-term antibiotic prophylaxis or postcoital antibiotics, which present with a high reoccurrence rate, lead to antibiotic resistance, increase the risk of candida and dysbiosis and disrupt the microbiome of women with potential deleterious side effects.

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Candidiasis Support

April 12, 2016

Dear Friends

Did you know that nosocomal infections of multiply resistant pathogens kill more patients each year than breast cancer and HIV combined?  The war on pathogens with antibiotics is not a war that we are winning.  Picking a fight with natural selection is not a smart thing to do (Read, 2012).

The human gut contains a vast ecosystem of microorganisms, a flora that must be ecologically managed well by us, in order to be truly healthy.  The overuse and misuse of antibiotics in medicine, the practice of giving cattle low growth promoting doses of antibiotics has created grave gastrointestinal problems.  There are better ways to manage the ecosystem within our gut and control the overgrowth of pathogens, without antibiotics.

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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.

Bibliography:

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.

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