Plants Heal

February 13, 2018

Dear Friends

Plants heal. A plant based diet centered around vegetable, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds is now being promoted by Kaiser Permanente (the largest of Americas health care providers), the WHO (The World Health Organization), and Harvard Medical School.
Noncommunicable diseases (chronic diseases) are on the rise. According to our Dr. Dohrea Bardell, statistics on “our aging population project” that 6 out of 10 people will live with 1 to 5 different chronic illnesses. But that is not all, chronic diseases also affect our younger (0-18) and working-age (from 18-64) populations.
Plant based diets (vegetarian and vegan) have shown in research to prevent and even reverse noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer and additionally Arthritis, and Neurological Disorders. More on that will be published in the joint project with Dr. Judy Stevens-Long and Dr. Dohrea Bardell later this year.

The following four BioImmersion products provide the essence of what these dietary regimes must give your body to support your body attaining health in old age.

Garlic: 1 capsule each day. Garlic is shown to not only fight colds/flu but to support the body against a variety of cancers.
Cruciferous Sprouts– 2 capsules a day before bed to support the liver’s ability to detox (phase II detox). Cruciferous vegetables are touted as the best preventative foods against cancer.
Phyto Power– 1-2 capsules daily taken in the morning to provide the brain with the best food for better thinking, regeneration of nerves, and prevent aging brain. The potent polyphenols also protect against a variety of cancers (blueberries and rose hips), offer anti inflammatory properties, and liver support (dandelion).

Beta Gluten High Potency Synbiotic– one heaping tablespoon taken before breakfast or dinner. One of the most potent probiotic product with 65 billion strong probiotic organisms, and our famous beta glucans with red beet root to lower cholesterol and support liver function. The beta glucans also are shown to support  prevention of variety of cancers.

As you can see, we revere plants and their power to heal our bodies.

Cancer Support

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.

 

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Choosing a healthy diet: Research studies link the emerging global pattern of metabolic syndrome and weight gain to the prevalence of Westernized diet of daily meats, dairy, eggs, simple and processed carbohydrates, and too much sugar (Chai et al., 2017; Azadbakht & Esmaillzadeh, 2009; Lutsey et al., 2008). Although there are conflicting views on dietary guidelines, many scientists and health organizations agree that a focus on whole food plant-based diet is the healthiest guideline for metabolic syndrome and weight loss (Yokoyama et al., 2017; Satija et al., 2017; Kahleova et al., 2017; Hever et al., 2017; Turner et al., 2017; UN Report, 2016; Wang et al., 2015; Tilman & Clark, 2014; WHO/FAO, 2003).*

 

The Plates, Pyramids, Planet report, compiled in collaboration with the Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) at the University of Oxford, concludes that a plant-based diet has many advantages for health and the environment (UN Report, 2016).*

The type and nature of carbohydrates that improve our metabolic health (obesity, cardiovascular, and diabetes) are comprised of whole plants with fiber (Wright et al., 2017). Whereas low carbs diets with high fat content is shown to increase metabolic syndrome (Lamont et al., 2017; UN Report, 2016).*

A diet that is 80-90% whole food plant-based is highly recommeded by many health organizations and medical universities around the world.


 

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New Cold/Flu Remedy

January 1, 2018

Dear Friends

Happy New Year!

Winter is upon us, and hence the cold and flu season. Our new year resolution: To strengthen our immune system.

An exciting BioImmersion product for the flu and cold season is our LactORN – the next generation probiotic. A must have flu/cold immune booster.

LactORN Bottle 2What is LactORN and how does it work?

LactORN contains the probiotic Lactobacillus casei grown in a way to retain its natural oligoribonucleotides (ORNs). Plus it contains the prebiotic inulin derived from organic chicory root. Dairy free. Soy free. Gluten free.

Take one tsp 1 and disolve in the mouth,  2-3 times a week for immune boosting.  If you have a cold/flu, take a teaspoon of LactORN plus a capsule or two of our Organic Garlic.

The Lactobacillus casei‘s ORNs are also called microRNAs, our immune boosting communication molecules. Across animal species, the LactORN has been shown to support immune system competencies to prevent infections caused by viruses and bacteria. It helps the body to protect itself from toxins.  Plus, it keeps the adaptive immune system from overreacting into septic shock.
Chlorella HZ

Organic Chlorella enhances the immune system’s ability to defend against and fight upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), and inhibit reactivation of dormant Epstein Barr Virus (EBV).

The adaptive immune system plays a crucial role in our mucosal membrane’s ability to ward off pathogenic microbial invasion.

Otsuki et al.’s (2011) research showed that chlorella supplementation increases mucosal SigA levels thereby enhancing our body’s mucous membrane’s barrier protection from bacteria and viruses.

In another 2011 study, Yamauchi et al. found that during intense training of athletes, those that showed a reduced level of SIgA had a greater chance of coming down with upper respiratory tract infections and/or an reactivation of latent viruses such as Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).  In their study, the EBV-DNA levels tended to be higher in subjects who exhibit sore throat and cough.  The SIgA level was significantly lower one day before the EBV-DNA expression.

Our Suggestion: Take 4 to 8 tablets of Organic Chlorella daily.

Garlic
Our Organic Garlic is an exceptionally potent supplement boasting four to five whole cloves of organic garlic in every capsule.  Known as the Russian Penicillin, garlic has been used for centuries therapeutically as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial; and over the last thirty years this has been our focus as well.

Each bottle contains 90 capsules of pure organic garlic with antimicrobial high actives.  This QAI Certified garlic is exceptionally potent at 10,000 ppm alliin.  At 400mg garlic per capsule this translates to 2.65 mg of allicin per capsule.

Our Suggestion:  Take one to two capsules and open them up, pouring the powder into a glass of water.  Stir, allowing the whole garlic clove powder to react with the water.  In about 40 seconds you will have freshly produced allicin, garlic’s premier antimicrobial substance.  Swig it around in your mouth, slowly swallowing.  You are treating the whole mucous membrane of the GI tract with this powerful broad spectrum antimicrobial for a lot of pathogens. You may add a teaspoon of No7 to the water for more system boosting of probiotics, nutriceuticals, and phyto nutrients.

References:

  • Ankri  and Mirelman. (1999). Antimicrobial properties of allicin from garlic. Microbes and Infection; 1(2):125-129.
  • Bakri and Douglas. (2005). Inhibitory effect of garlic extract on oral bacteria. Archives of Oral Biology;50(7):645-651.
  • Daele, J., & Zicot, A. F. (2000). Humoral immunodeficiency in recurrent upper respiratory tract infections. Some basic, clinical and therapeutic features. Acta oto-rhino-laryngologica belgica, 54(3), 373-390.
  • Otsuki, T., Shimizu, K., Iemitsu, M., & Kono, I. (2011). Salivary secretory immunoglobulin A secretion increases after 4-weeks ingestion of chlorella-derived multicomponent supplement in humans: a randomized cross over study. Nutrition Journal, 10(1), 91.
  • Shmaryahu, A., Carrasco, M., & Valenzuela, P. D. (2014). Prediction of bacterial microRNAs and possible targets in human cell transcriptome. Journal of Microbiology, 52(6), 482-489.
  • Staedel, C., & Darfeuille, F. (2013). MicroRNAs and bacterial infection. Cellular microbiology, 15(9), 1496-1507.
  • Yamauchi, R., Shimizu, K., Kimura, F., Takemura, M., Suzuki, K., Akama, T., … & Akimoto, T. (2011). Virus activation and immune function during intense training in rugby football players. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 32(05), 393-398.


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.

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Tired of Your Colds & Flu?

January 23, 2017

Dear Friends

We are in the midst of the season for colds and flu, and added stress certainly does not help the situation, or does it?

Suzanne Segerstrom and Gregory Miller (2004), Psychological Stress and the Human Immune System: A Meta-Analytic Study of 30 Years of Inquiry, examined more than 300 empirical articles describing a relationship between psychological stress and parameters of the immune system in human participants.

Segerstrom and Miller found that acute stressors (lasting minutes) were associated with potentially adaptive up-regulation of some parameters of natural immunity and down-regulation of some functions of specific immunity.  But chronic stressors on the other hand were associated with suppression of both cellular and humoral measures (see also Priyandarshini & Aich, 2012).

Chronic stress compromises our immune system putting us at risk to bacterial and viral infections; where as an acute momentary stressor can enhance/prime the innate immune system to more apply protect us from invading bacteria and viruses.  The trick is knowing how to prime our immune system successfully.

Do you have a tough time getting rid of your sore throat, cold, or flu?  Three BioImmersion products support the more robust functioning of our immune system to nip a cold. The garlic and No7 are famous for kicking out nasty sore throats and colds, while the LactORN alerts our immune system into action.

Recipe for Immune System support against colds and flu

  • LactORN- 1tsp. daily (held into the mouth until it dissolves). This paradigm shifter product kicks the fast acting (innate) immune system into gear!
  • No. 7 Systemic Booster- 1 tsp. daily (mix in a glass of water).
  • Organic Garlic- 1-2 capsules. For sore throats, open the capsules into a cup of water (or your mix with No7) and stir, let sit for one minutes and drink.

Both the LactORN and the No.7 Systemic Booster contain ingredients that challenge our immune system—namely, the oligoribonucleotides (ORNs) and the supernatant broth (whole dead-cells of probiotics, vitamins & minerals, enzymes, bacteriocin, ORNs, and more), respectively.  No.7 and LactORN also contain strong probiotic organisms that actually fight against pathogens. Garlic, especially when it is sourced with high allicin potential and manufactured correctly to preserve its high actives is known to offer a wonderful broad spectrum antimicrobial.  Hard on many pathogens but minimally so on good lactic acid bacteria in our probiotic mix, garlic is a perfect agent against colds and flu.

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Segerstrom and Miller (2004) divided stressors into 6 categories: Acute time-limited, Brief naturalistic, Event sequence, Chronic, Distant, and Life event.  Each type has a different effect on our immune system ability to defend us from colds and flus.

The Acute time-limited stressor category falls within the fight-or flight responses, an encounter more common to our ancestors.  Fighting and/or fleeing carries the risk of injury and subsequent entry of infectious agents into the bloodstream or skin.  Any wound in the skin is likely to contain pathogens that could multiply and cause infections (Williams & Leaper, 1998).  Stress-induced changes in the immune system that could accelerate wound repair and help prevent infections from taking hold would therefore be adaptive and selected along with other physiological changes that increased evolutionary fitness.

Cells involved in natural immunity do not provide defense against any particular pathogen; rather, they are all-purpose cells that can attack a number of different pathogens and do so in a relatively short time frame (minutes to hours) when challenged.

Bibliography:

  • Priyandarshini S, Aich P. (2012). Effects of Psychological Stress on Innate Immunity and Metabolism in humans:  A Systematic Analysis.
  • Segerstrom SC, Miller GE. (2004). Psychological Stress and the Human Immune System:  A Meta-Analytic study of 30 Years of inquiry. Psychol Bull; 130(3): 601-630.
  • Williams, N. A., & Leaper, D. J. (1998). Infection. In D. J. Leaper & K. G. Harding (Eds.), Wounds: Biology and management (pp. 71– 87). New York: Oxford University Press.

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.
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Dear Friends

The most frightening fact about Coronary Heart Disease is that for the majority of Americans the first heart attack is sudden and unfortunately deadly (Myerburg, 2012).

How do we prevent and treat coronary heart disease? With the right foods.

The Therapeutic Food Protocol:

Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic– 1 heaping tbl twice daily (or two tbl once daily).
Phyto Power– 1 capsules daily
Garlic– 1 capsule daily
Cruciferous Sprouts– 2 capsules daily (preferably between meals).

It is well established in research that soluble beta glucan fibers in the diet will help in the lowering of LDL cholesterol. Two tablespoons of the Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic supplies enough beta glucans to significantly lower LDLs, and therefore to place the American Heart Association Seal for cardiovascular health on the label.

The pedigreed strains of probiotic bacteria utilized in the Beta Glucan Synbiotic reduce endotoxin producing bacteria in the gut, as well as, facilitate the tightening of the gut membrane so that endotoxins will not leak into the systemic circulation. Endotoxins can cause chronic systemic inflammation, which then causes a stiffening of the arteries (Erridge, 2011).

Food Science: Let’s discuss cholesterol, endotoxemia, and coronary heart disease.

There is a wide body of evidence that shows places in the world where heart disease is rare, due to dietary habits.

In the famous China Study, researchers investigated the eating habits and incidence of chronic disease among hundreds of thousands of rural Chinese.  In the Guizhou province, a region with half a million people, not a single death could be attributed to coronary artery disease among men under 65 over the course of three years (Campbell et al., 1998).

In Uganda, a country of millions in East Africa, coronary heart disease was described as “almost non-existent (Shaper, 1959). The researchers found that out of 632 people autopsied in St. Louis, Missouri, 136 had died of heart attacks, compared to the East African cohort where out of 632 people autopsied in Uganda only 1 was from a heart attack.

The almost non-existent cases of heart disease among rural Chinese and Africans was attributed to their amazingly low levels of cholesterol, averaging under 150 mg/dL.  Their diets were both centered on plant-based foods, such as grains and vegetables (De Biase, 2007).

Dietary choices at any age may prevent, stop, and even reverse heart disease before it’s too late.

William C. Roberts, editor in chief of the American Journal of Cardiology, states that the only critical risk factor for atherosclerotic plaque buildup is cholesterol, specifically elevated LDL cholesterol in your blood.  It is called bad cholesterol because it’s the vehicle by which cholesterol is deposited into our arteries.  According to Roberts, the optimal LDL cholesterol level is probably 50 to 70 mg/dL.  The population target should therefore be around a total cholesterol level under 150 mg/dL  (Benjamin, 2013).

To drastically reduce LDL cholesterol levels, you need to drastically reduce your intake of three things:  trans fat, which comes from processed foods and naturally from meat and dairy; saturated fat, found mainly in animal products and junk foods; and to a lesser extent dietary cholesterol, found exclusively in animal derived foods, especially eggs (Trumbo, 2011).

Nathan Pritikin, Dean Ornish, and Caldwell Esselstyn, all pioneers in the plant based diet, separately, within their own research, took patients with advance heart disease, and put them on the kind of diet followed by the African and Asians population sited above, and their patients got better— as their LDL cholesterol levels dramatically decreased, so too did the plaque in their arteries, resulting in improved circulation to their heart (Esslestyn, 2010).

Endotoxemia:  A single fast food meal of sausage and egg McMuffins can stiffen your arteries within hours, and this reduced elasticity will last for around 5 hours.  Eating these kinds of meat and fat laden foods daily shifts the gut microflora toward endotoxic producing bacteria, and when these kind of bacteria (or their cell wall parts, such as LPSs) enter into circulation, our immune system reacts causing the stiffening of arteries (Vogel, 1997).  Cardiac patients can experience relief [from angina] when placed on a diet composed primarily of plant foods (Ornish, 1998).

Note: This week I focused on the Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic, and its relevance in lowering cholesterol and reducing endotoxemia.  In subsequent emails we will focus on the other three products.

Bibliography:

  • Benjamin MM., & Roberts. WC. (2013). Facts and principles learned at the 19th Annual Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent); 26(2): 124-36.
  • Campbell et al. (1998). Diet, lifestyle, and the etiology of coronary artery disease: the Cornell China Study. Am J Cardio; 82(108): 18T-21T.
  • De Biase et al. (2007). Vegetarian diet and cholesterol and triglycerides levels. Arq. Bras Cardiol; 88(1): 35-9.
  • Erridge, C. (2011). The capacity of foodstuffs to induce innate immune activation of human monocytes in vitro is dependent on food content of stimulants of Toll-like receptors 2 and 4. Br J Nutr; 105(1): 15-23.
  • Esslestyn, C.B. (2010). Is the present therapy for coronary artery disease the radical mastectomy of the twenty-first century? Am J Cardiol; 106(6): 902-4.
  • Myerburg, R.J., & Junttila M.J. (2012). Sudden cardiac death cause by coronary heart disease. Circulation 28; 125 (8): 1043-52.
  • Ornish et al. (1998). Intensive lifestyle changes for reversal of coronary heart disease. JAMA; 280(23): 2001-7.
  • Shaper A.G., & Jones K.W. (1959). Serum-cholesterol, diet, and coronary heart disease in Africans, and Asians in Uganda. Int J Epidemiol; 41(5): 1221-5.
  • Trumbo, P.R., & Shimakawa T. (2011). Tolerable upper intake levels for trans fats, saturated fat, and cholesterol. Nutr Res; 69(5): 270-5.
  • Vogel et al. (1997). Effect of a single high-fat meal on endothelial function in healthy subjects. Am J Cardiol; 79(3): 350-4.

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.

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Dear Friends

The University of Hawaii Cancer Center assessed that nearly every person in Hawaii will face a diagnosis of cancer either personally or within their family at some point in their life, so says (Hawaii Cancer Facts & Figures, 2010).

The Center’s Mission is to create a world where cancer no longer exists.

Cancer is basically a non-communicable life style disease, and diet is a huge component.  How then can Therapeutic Food supplements help in the prevention cancer?


Therapeutic Foods are plant based supplements. Here is a protocol based on recent studies to support the prevention of cancer

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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).

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 cancer-preventative strategies.”

Berry fruits have beneficial effects against several types of human cancers; and the evidence is overwhelming.  Their benefits are as follows:

  • Counteract, reduce and repair damage from oxidative stress and inflammation.
  • Regulating carcinogen and xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes, transcription and growth factors, inflammatory cytokines, and cellular signaling pathways of cancer cell proliferation, apoptosis and angiogenesis.
  • Sensitize tumor cells to chemotherapeutic agents by inhibiting pathways that lead to treatment resistance.
  • Provide protection from therapy-associated toxicities.

These anticancer potential benefits are related to their polyphenols (flavonoids, proanthocyanidins, gallotannis, phenolic acids), stilbenoids, lignans and triterpennoids (Seeram NP., 2008).

It is well established that glucans enhance the efficacy of anti-cancer and anti-infection immunotherapy, both in clinical and experimental conditions (Vetvocia V., 2013).

Beta-glucans, naturally occurring polysaccharides, are present as constituents of cell wall of cereal grains, mushrooms, algae, or microbes including bacteria, fungi, and yeast.  Since Pillemer et al. first prepared and investigated zymosan in the 1940s and others followed with the investigation in the 60s and 70s, researchers have well established the significant role of B-glucans on the immune system relative to cancer treament, infection, immunity, and restoration of damaged bone marrow (Yoon TJ., 2013).

The good news is that these plant based foods are shown in many studies to help in the prevention of cancer, and at the same time, help to prevent heart disease and diabetes.

Bibliography:

  • Basu A. Lyons TJ. (2012). Strawberries, blueberries, and cranberries in the metabolic syndrome: clinical perspectives. J Agric Food Chem; 60: 5687-92.
  • 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.
  • Dinstel R.R., Cascio J., & Koukel S. (2013). The antioxidant level of Alaska’s wild berries: high, higher and highest. Int J Circumpolar Health;72 doi:10.3402/ijch.v7210.21188.
  • Seeram NP. (2008). Berry fruits for cancer prevention: current status and future prospects. J Agric Food Chem; 56(3): 630-5.
  • 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.
  • Vetvocla  V. (2013). Synthetic oligossacharides: clinical application in cancer therapy. Anticancer Agents Md Chem; 13(5): 720-4.
  • Yoon et al. 2013. The effects of B-glucans on cancer metastasis. Anticancer Agents Med Chem; 13(5): 699-708.

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.

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