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Osteoporosis on the Rise: What’s missing?

10 million Americans have osteoporosis; and the numbers are predicted to reach 14 million by 2020 (Burge, 2007).

What is missing in our diets and supplementation to have such an increase in the number of people suffering with osteoporosis?

Many studies show that it is our lack of adequate intake of polyphenols from fruits and vegetables, green teas, and some seeds. Berry polyphenols are found to reduce the risk of age related bone loss.

In fact, Hubert et al. (2014) find a positive association of high berry intake and higher bone mass. The researchers recommend the addition of berries to supplement our daily diet.

Their meta-analysis study, Dietary Polyphenols, Berries, and Age Related Bone Loss: A Review Based on Human, Animal and Cell Studies, evaluated human and animal studies and found strong associations between polyphenol intake, reduced fracture risk, increased bone formation markers, and increased BMD (Hubert et al., 2014). For similar studies, see also Welsh, 2012; Hardcastel, 2011; Hooshmand, 2011; Langsetmo, 2011; Arjmandi, 2010; Burge, 2007; Garrett, 1990.

A protocol for added phenols and boron:

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Strengthen your phenol dietary intake with our High ORAC Synbiotic Formula. The High ORAC includes a collection of berries and fruits with their extracts. High ORAC contains two strong probiotic organisms which in research are shown to tighten the cell junctions in the gut, reducing gut generated chronic inflammation (Ulluwishewa et al., 2011). Chronic inflammation is shown to cause an increase in osteoclast activity resulting in the de-mineralization of the bone (Weitzmann, 2013; Garrett et al., 1990).

Add Fructo Borate Complex to the phenolic and probiotic rich High ORAC to create a highly effective protocol. The Fructo Borate contains carbohydrate bound boron as found in nature. It is highly absorbable and instrumental in enhanving the re-mineralization of the bone (Miljkovic et al., 2004).


  • Arjmandi, B.H.; Johnson, C.D.; Campbell, S.C.; Hooshmand, S.; Chai, S.C.; Akhter, M.P. (2010). Combining fructooligosaccharide and dried plum has the greatest effect on restoring bone mineral density among select functional foods and bioactive compounds. J. Med. Food; 13: 312–319.
  • Burge, R.; Dawson-Hughes, B.; Solomon, D.H.; Wong, J.B.; King, A.; Tosteson, A. (2007). Incidence and economic burden of osteoporosis-related fractures in the United States, 2005–2025. J. Bone Miner. Res.22: 465–475.
  • Garrett, I.R.; Boyce, B.F.; Oreffo, R.O.; Bonewald, L.; Poser, J.; Mundy, G.R. (1990). Oxygen-derived free radicals stimulate osteoclastic bone resorption in rodent bone in vitro and in vivoJ. Clin. Investig; 85: 632–639.
  • Hardcastle, A.C.; Aucott, L.; Reid, D.M.; Macdonald, H.M. (2011). Associations between dietary flavonoid intakes and bone health in a Scottish population. J. Bone Miner. Res: 26: 941–947.
  • Hooshmand, S.; Chai, S.C.; Saadat, R.L.; Payton, M.E.; Brummel-Smith, K.; Arjmandi, B.H. (2011). Comparative effects of dried plum and dried apple on bone in postmenopausal women. Br. J. Nutr; 106: 923–930
  • Hubert, P.A.; Lee, G.L.; Lee, S.K.; Chun, O.K. (2014). Dietary Polyphenols, Berries, and Age-related Bone loss:  A review Based on Human, Animal, and Cell Studies. Antioxidants; 3(1): 144-158.
  • Langsetmo, L.; Hanley, D.A.; Prior, J.C.; Barr, S.I.; Anastassiades, T.; Towheed, T.; Goltzman, D.; Morin, S.; Poliquin, S.; Kreiger, N. (2011). Dietary patterns and incident low-trauma fractures in postmenopausal women and men aged ≥50 y: A population-based cohort study. Am. J. Clin. Nutr; 93: 192–199.
  • Miljkovic D.; Miljkovic N.; McCary M.F. (2004). Up-regulatory impact of boron on Vitamin D function—does it reflect inhibition of 24-hydroxylase?; Medical Hypteses; 63: 1054-1056.
  • New, S.A.; Robins, S.P.; Campbell, M.K.; Martin, J.C.; Garton, M.J.; Bolton-Smith, C.; Grubb, D.A.; Lee, S.J.; Reid, D.M. (2000) Dietary influences on bone mass and bone metabolism: Further evidence of a positive link between fruit and vegetable consumption and bone health? Am J Clin Nutr; 71, 142–151.
  • Ulluwishewa, D; Anderson, R.C.; McNabb W.C.; Moughan, P.J.; Wells, J.M.; Roy, N.C. (2011). Regulation of Tight Junction Permeability by Intestinal Bacteria and Dietary Components. J Nutr; 141(5): 769-776.
  • Weitzmann, M.N. (2013). The Role of Inflammatory Cytokines, the RANKL/OPG Axis, and the Immunoskeletal Interface in Physiological Bone Turnover and Osteoporosis. Scientifica; 2013: 29 pages.
  • Welch, A.; MacGregor, A.; Jennings, A.; Fairweather-Tait, S.; Spector, T.; Cassidy, A. (2012). Habitual flavonoid intakes are positively associated with bone mineral density in women. J. Bone Miner. Res; 27: 1872–1878.

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

Well, in just 12 days from today it’s the Hawaii Doc Talks Convention!, but who’s counting.

On Friday March 3rd we will host the breakfast in Maui and teach on a topic that gets right to the heart of the matter regarding food as medicine:  The Intelligence and Power of Therapeutic Food Supplements: Science, Research, and Protocol.

Click on the above link to the see our learning objectives for the doctors.  The third objective is: Discover the next generation probiotics — infection fighting Supernatant metabolites and immune boosting microRNA.

Remember, if you can’t join us this time around, I would be more than happy to meet you via the zoom meeting format online.  Just let me know and we’ll set it up.

The two photos below present our synbiotic formulas.  The top one highlighting our new LactORN Synbiotic and the photo below seven more probiotic offerings.


Understanding our microbiome is without a question one of the hottest topics in medicine. Hippocrates, 2400 years ago, said that all disease begins in the gut.  In a recent speech Dr. Francis Collins, past director of the Human Microbiome Project, and present director of the NIH said,

We are a chimera-like creatire whose healthy metabolic and physiologic functioning is governed by not only our 10 trillion human cells and their 22,000 genes but also by our human microbiome community that co-habitate our bodies, all 100 trillion of them with their 2 to 8 million genes—most of them bacteria living in our GI tract. (2015, Supercharging Science for the Superorganism)


“An ever-growing number of studies have demonstrated that changes in the composition of our microbiomes correlate with numerous disease states, raising the possibility that manipulation of these communities could be used to treat disease.”  (HMP Home page).

The microbiome must be taken into account regarding metabolic diseases (Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease), gastrointestinal disease (IBS, IBD), and neuroligical health.

Yours truly,

Seann Bardell CEO
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.

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  • Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the NIH recently said “The time of the importance of the microbiome and human health has arrived.  Our gut microbiome is of central importance for our immune system health, our neural-transmitter health, our GI tract health, and our metabolic health.

Dear Friends

Recent clincial research has demonstrated that berry fruits can prevent age-related neurodegenerative diseases and improve motor and cognitive functions.

Regular flavonoid rich fruit intake is associated with delayed Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, ischemic diseases and aging effects (Subash, 2014).

Therapeutic Food recipe to support motor and cognitive function:

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The berry fruits are not only powerful broad spectrum antioxidants, but also are hormetic by nature (hormone like), capable of modulating metabolic and signaling pathways involved in inflammantory reactions, cell survival, neurotransmission and enhancing neuroplasticity.

Blueberry Extract contains pure anthocyanin extract from Vaccinium corymbosum– a  North American blueberry cultivar with an exceptionally broad spectrum of anthocyanins.  It takes us 80 pounds of blueberries to get one pound of this precious and very potent extract.

Blueberries are rich in phytochemicals such as anthocyanin, chlorogenic acid, catechin, quercetin, kaempferol, and tannins.  Chlorogenic acid for example crosses the blood-brain barrier and through hydrolysis converts to caffeic acid, the most potent of all antioxidants for neutralizings the fires of oxidations in the brain.

Phyto Power contains three species of wildcrafted Alaskan Rosehips (the whole fruit and seeds), four species of wildcrafted dandelions (aerial parts 90% w/w, roots 10% w/w and flower), and four species of wildcrafted blueberry (fruit >95% w/w and leave and stems < 5% w/w).

Cerebral deposition of amyloid B-peptide in the brain is an invariant feature of Alzheimer’s Disease.  A consistent protective effect of polyphenols consumption on AD has been documented by epidemiological studies (Ono, 2003).  The polyphenolics involved where myricetin, morin, quercetin, kaempferol, catechin and epicatechins—all which are the high actives in Phyto Power‘s rose hips, blueberries, and dandelion.

Akiyama et al. (2000) looked at how inflammation fits into the overall framework of AD pathology and determined that virtually all the cytokines and chemokines that have been studied in AD including IL-1beta, IL-6, TNF-alpha, IL-8, COX-2, etc. are up-regulated in AD; and that AD patients should significantly benefit from anti-inflammatory treatment.

Read more on AD and Phyto Power support by clicking on the link above.

High ORAC Synbiotic contains 20 billion of probiotic (L. acidophilus, B.longum) plus blueberry extract, grape and grape seed extract, raspberry and raspberry seed extract, cranberry, strawberry, prune, tart cherry and wild bilberry extract plus 250mg inulin.

The gut has been called the second brain for a good reason.  With a population of 100 million nerves in the enteric nervous system, there is more neuronal tissue in the gut than in the spinal cord.  The digestive tract is the Port of Entry into our body via the food we put into our mouth. The gut has 100 trillion luminal microbes, and hence, it is the frontline of our body’s communication with the outside world.  The commensal gut microbiota influences systemic immune response, with recent research showing a causive effect on various neural tissues. Much literature is now focused on the connection between microbiota and pain and cognition, illnesses such as MS, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders, and Alzheimer’s disease (Catanzaro, et al., 2015). High ORAC Synbiotic supports the health of microbiota. Read more by clicking on the link above.


  • Akiyama et al. (2000). Inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease. Neurobiol Aging; 21(3): 383-421.
  • Carey et al. (2014). Blueberry supplementation improves memory in middle-aged mice fed a high-fat diet. J Agric Food Chem; 62: 3972-3978.
  • Catanzaro et al. (2015). The gut microbiota and its correlations with the central nervous system disorders. Panminerva Med; 57(3): 127-43.
  • Ono et al. (2003). Potent Anti-amyloidogenic and fibril-destabilizing effects of polyphenols in vitro: Implications for the prevention and therapeutics of Alzheimer’s isease. J Neurochem; 87: 172-181
  • Stratheam et al. (2014). Neuroprotective effects of anthocyanin-and proanthocyanidin-rich extracts in cellular models of Parkinson’s diseases. Brian Res; 1555: 60-77.
  • Subash et al. (2014). Neuroprotective effects of berry fruits on neurodegenerative diseases.  Neural Regeneration Research; 9(16): 1557-1566.

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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Maintaining a good relationship with Mother Nature is crucial to our health, and our very survival as we are all inextricably tied together.  I love the Global Oneness Project as it invites us back into a healthy relationship with her.  Just click on any of their amazing and enlightened videos and essays.


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.



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!

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