High ORAC

Constipation

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.

References

  • 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

Globe_Home 3“Life has learned what works. We should learn from our biological elders.” Janine Benyus encourages and teaches us thru her Biomimicry Institute how to create a sustainable world. Here’s a list of amazing companies who have tuned into her message, tuned into nature’s message, are inspired by nature: Novomer, Newlight Technologies, Blue Planet, Regen Energy, Tree Media, nbd nano, Aquaporin and Sharklet Technologies.
Check out Biomimicry’s inspiring 20 minute video produced by Leonardo DeCaprio.

Dear Friends

How do we use food to help us reduce the risk of certain cancers?

92% of the risk of getting cancer is due to environmental and lifestyle factors.  This means that many of the steps to help reduce the risk of cancer have to do with food (Anand, 2008). Let’s take a look at a couple of studies and discover how to utilize the High ORAC Synbiotic Formula.

According to Willett (2008), in 2000 an estimated 30-35% of cancer deaths in the USA were linked to diet.  Cancer deaths varies according to the type of cancer.  For example, diet is linked to cancer deaths in as many as 70% of colorectal cancer cases.

Most carcinogens that are ingested, such as nitrates, nitrosamines, pesticides, and dioxins, come from food or food additives or from cooking.  Heavy consumption of red meat is a risk factor for GI tract cancers.  For example, the heterocyclic amines produced during the high heat cooking of meat are carcinogens.  The nitrosamines produced in the process of making sausages are carcinogens. Several foods have been shown to activate inflammatory pathways in the gut, and chronic inflammation is a risk factor for developing not only gastrointestinal cancers but varities of other cancers.

Anand et al. Cancer is a Preventable Disease that Requires Major lifestyle Changes, Pharm Res. Sep 2008; 25(9): 2097-2116.

Willett. Diet and cancer, Oncologist. 2000; 5:393-404

Let’s see in Clinical Notes how to utilize some of the findings in Anand et al. (2008) and Willett’s (2000) research with the use of the Therapeutic Food supplements.

Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell

 

Clinical Notes:

The High ORAC Synbiotic Formula contains both good probiotic organisms which have been shown to help neutralize heterocyclic amines and nitrosamines, but also contains a whole fruit bowls worth of anti-inflammatory fruits and berry extracts that help to reduce COX-2 and NFKappB in the gut (inflammatory inciting molecules).

The High ORAC Synbiotic Formula contains: 25 billion cfu per capsule of L. acidophilus and B. longum plus wild blueberry extract, grape and grape seed extract, raspberry and raspberry seed extract, wild bilberry extract, cranberry, tart cherry and prune and  250 mg of the prebiotic inulin derived from organic chicory fiber.  There are no excipients.

The Last Quiz Answer:

There are 36 different species of dolphins that have been recognized.  32 of them are marine dolphins which are those that we are the most aware of and 4 of them are river dolphins.

This dolphin is eating.  Even though they have 100 teeth, they don’t use them for eating.  They swallow the fish whole, eating up to 30 pounds a day.  Amazingly they can hold their breath under water for 30 minutes.

 

 

Check this out:  How to Grow Your Own Food- For Health, Happiness and Community.

It’s the #1 way to improve your life and the planet.  Over 34 presentations will show you how, and the presentor list is a very cool one.  Really check this out!

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By Seann Bardell

Dear Friends

There is a growing body of evidence that dietary phytochemicals, in particular flavonoids, may exert beneficial effects on the central nervous system, by protecting neurons against stress-induced injury, suppressing nueroinflammation and by improving cognitive function (Spencer 2008).

Flavonoids are divided into six subgroups (1) Flavonols (e.g. kaempferol, quercetin), which are found in onions, leeks and broccoli, (2) flavones (e.g. apigenin, luteolin), which are found in parsley and celery, (3) isoflavones (e.g. diadzein, genistein), which are found in soy products, (4) Flavanones (e.g. hesperetin, naringenin), which are mainly found in citrus fruit and tomatoes, (5) flavanols (e.g. catechin, epicatechin, EGCG), which are abundant in green tea and rose hips, and (6) anthocyanidins (e.g. perlargonisin, cyanidin, malvidin) whose sources include berry frutis like blueberries, bilberries and blackberries (Manach 2004).

In the recent research by Shukitt-Hale et al., entitled Berry Fruit Enhances Beneficial Signaling in the Brain, which appeared in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 2012, 60(23) pp 5709-5715, the researchers found that the intake of berries and berry extracts had a direct effect on the brain.  The extracts help prevent age-related neurodegeneration and resulting changes in cognitive and motor function.  The berry fruits mediate signaling pathways involved in inflammation and cell survival in addition to enhancing neuroplasticity, neurotransmission and calcium buffering, all of which lead to attenuation of age- and pathology related deficitis in behavior.  Their paper reviewed recent evidence for the beneficial signaling effects of berry fruits on the brain and behaviour.

References

Spencer et al. Flavonoids:  modulators of brain function? British Journal of Nutrition 2008; 99:pp. ES60-ES-70.

Manach et al. Polyphenols: food sources and bioavailability. Am J Clin Nutr 2004; 79: pp. 727-747.

Shukitt-Hale et al. Berry Fruit Enhances Beneficial Signaling in the Brain. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2012; 60(23): pp. 5709-5715.

 

Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell

 

Clinical Notes:

High ORAC Synbiotic Formula contains:  25 billion cfu/cap of certified strains of pedigreed probiotic with Therapeutic Foods in a synbiotic formula of L. acidophilus, B. longum, and 250 mg of wild blueberry extract, grape and grape seed extract, raspberry and raspberry seed extract, wild bilberry extract, cranberry, tart cherry and prune plus 250 of inulin drived from organic chicory root fiber.  Take one capsule daily for good bugs and good flavonoids, and in particular powerful anthocyanins.

 
The Last Quiz Answer:

The magnificent Bengal Tiger.  So massive, who can resist its power.  Yet, the Bengal Tiger is in danger of extinction.  In the state of Madhya Pradesh, in Central India, Kanha National Park has become a sanctuary for these tigers.    The Caspian, Bali, and Java tigers have all disappeared.  In Kanha, the Wildlife Protection Society is trying to save the Bengals.

 

 

I absolutely love the Global Oneness Project.  At BioImmersion we are all about the greening of our planet, systemic thinking, protecting ecosystems and the healing on all levels of our global community.  The Global Oneness Project produces short films and documentaries that takes you into the heart of creating a healthy humanity worldwide. In this film the Path of Freedom you are taken into the harsh environment of a Rhode Island men’s prison where a group of fifty inmates are transforming their lives through the practice of meditation.  It is only about 15 minutes.  It is very beautiful!

 

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By Seann Bardell

Cancer Prevention

March 13, 2014

Dear Friends

We are so very excited about Li et al. (2012) article. It is exactly why we created the  BioImmersion’s Therapeutic Foods as they can greatly assist in the support of preventing diseases such as cancer.

See the powerful collection of antiangiogenic Therapeutic Foods in the Clinical Notes!

In the United States today men and women have a 43% and 38% chance, respectively, of being diagnosed with any type of cancer during their lifetime (Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2001).

But there is another condition that we can unmistakedly see in the US population in alarmingly increasing numbers—obesity— both conditions have a common etiology and, that is angiogenesis.

Angiogenesis is a critical, rate-limiting step in the development of all known cancers. And its inhibition suppresses tumor growth, progression and metastases .  An antiangiogenic diet can play a major role in the prevention of cancer! (Li 2012)

What is angiogenesis?  It is the phenomena of growth of blood vessels and it is very important to keep it in balance.  In the case of certain diseases especially cancer angiogenesis goes overboard and enables small harmless cancer cells to become metastatic tumors.

Li et al, in Tumor Angiogeneis as a Target for Dietary Cancer Prevention,(Journal of Oncology, Vo. 2012, Article ID 879623), does a wonderful job of explaining angiogenesis and powerfully makes the case for diet as a strong component in the control of angiogenesis, and for cancer prevention.

Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell

Antiangiogenic Protocol

  • Phyto Power– Contains rosehip, blueberry and dandelion (all Alaskan wildcrafted product with very powerful high actives).  Two capsules daily.
  • Cruciferous Sprouts Complex– densely packed with glucosinolates.  Two capsules daily
  • High ORAC Synbiotic Formula– contains grape and grape seed extract, raspberry and raspberry seed extract, wild blueberry extract, wild bilberry extract, tart cherry, cranberry and prune + 25 billion of two pedigreed probiotics.  Take one capsule daily.

Bon Appetit

 

The Last Quiz Answer:
This amazing African bird is the Yellow-billed Hornbill. They are omnivorous eating both invertebrates and small vertebrates, insects, bird chicks, frogs, chameleons, ants, termites, etc. They are mongamous, breeding for life. When they begin their courtship the male will feed the female for up to a month by bringing her small bits of food. They are characters. Do you remember Zazu?

 

 

How ridiculous is it!  Regarding the practice of fracking by big oil, the Wyoming Supreme Court is telling a lower court to reconsider whether the public has the right to know the ingredients in the chemical products used to facilitate hydraulic fracturing.  Never mind the fact that this process can contaminate groundwater.  Another source of cancer causing contamination.

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Probiotics are in!

February 28, 2014

Dear Friends

Bacteria are clever! We throw antibiotics at them, yet they survive, and get stronger.

We, on the other hand, are between a rock and a hard place. We overused antibiotics, our immune systems have increasingly become weakened, and there seem to be no end to the chronic stress of life today. Are there healthy viable alternatives?

Sanz Y et al in Probiotics as Drugs Against Human Gastrointestinal Pathogens, Frontiers in Anti-infective Drug Discovery,2010,I,107-123, claim probiotics are the possible answer, citing the myriad of research dollars now being spent on the study of probiotics.

Some of the mechanisms of action as discussed by Sanz et al are (1) modification of the environmental conditions [of the GI tract], (2) competition for nutrients and adhesion sites [with the pathogenic bacteria], (3) production of antimicrobial compounds, (4) modulation of the immune and non-immune defense mechanisms of the host and (5) regulation of the intestinal muscular function.

Lactic acid bacteria (e.g. Lactobacillus) and Bifidobacterium constitute the main groups of probiotics commercialized for human consumption.  Strains of these genera are natural inhabitants of the human gut and have an excellent record of safety use in food fermentation.

This is in large part why we have choosen this class of organisms to bring into our Therapeutic Foods arsenal.  Of course, we are choosing exceptional medical strains for their health giving properties, and histories of use.

Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell

Clinical Notes:

The BioImmersion Probiotic Collection

 

The Last Quiz Answer:

My favorite maucho critter has always been the wolverine, that is until I met my new favorite the Honey Badger.  It’s not really a badger at all but a large, really large member of the mongoose family and boy does it have an attitude.  It’ll stand down a lion or a hyena, and even de-ball a water buffalo.  And, they are intelligent too, very smart with large brains. Yet they are relatively unknown.  Have you seen a video on them before?  They are night creatures. Allow me to introduce you to this truly fascinating creature—the Honey Badger.

 

The ice caps are melting at accelerating rates.  Pine Island Glacier, a major outlet of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, has been undergoing rapid thinning and retreat for the past two decades.  It is now evaporating into the sea at a rate duplicating a time way back 8000 years ago in the Holocene. Are we approaching the tipping point?  It will take all of us facing the truth of our actions against Mother Nature to turn this thing around.  Who is going to wake us up?

Johnson J. et al. Rapid Thinning of Pine Island Glacier in the Early Holocene, Science 28 February 2014:Vol. 343 no. 617 pp. 999-1001.

 

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