No. 7 Systemic Booster

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.

Food Science

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.
Green Facts:

Globe_Home 3How can we deliver nutrition in a way that nourishes both planet and people?  See Janine Benyus, Dec 1, 2016 key note talk, Biomimicry as a Cooperative Inquiry, on nature-inspired breakthroughs in agriculture.

Dear Friends

Emerging science supports therapeutic roles for berries to prevent and reduce metabolic syndrome. (See Protocols for Health in our new website)

Add any of our berry collection of supplements to decrease risk markers – to every meal that contains sugars of any kind, fat (from dairy, meat, or eggs; and even plant oils), and grains.

Metabolic syndrome is a pre-diabetic state characterized by several cardiovascular risk factors:  abdominal obesity, atherogenic dyslipidemia, raised blood pressure, insulin resistance, pro-inflammatory state and prothrombotic state.

Basu and Lyons in their 2012 research (Strawberries, blueberries, and cranberries in metabolic syndrome: clinical perspectives) stated that,

Interventional studies reported by our group and others have demonstrated the following effects: strawberries lowering total and LDL-cholesterol, but not triglycerides, and decreasing surrogate biomarkers of atherosclerosis (malondialdehyde and adhesion molecules); blueberries lowering systolic and diastolic blood pressure and lipid oxidation and improving insulin resistance; and low-calorie cranberry juice selectively decreasing biomarkers of lipid oxidation (oxidized LDL) and inflammation (adhesion molecules) in metabolic syndrome.

Mechanistic studies further explain these observations as up-regulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase activity, reduction in renal oxidative damage, and inhibition of the activity of carbohydrate digestive enzymes or angiotensin-converting enzyme by these berries.

(See Food Science and Green Facts below for more on this important discussion).

Therapeutic Food protocol for support in reducing risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Food Science

Phyto Power supplies the phytonutrient power of multi-species of wild-crafted Alaskan blue berries and rosehips, and four species of dandelions picked in the wild.  This product is loaded with bioflavonoids (Dinstel, 2013).  Consuming 2 capsules of the Phyto Power is equivalent to eating 6 wild-crafted Alaskan rosehips (seeds and all), a small hand full (covering the palm of your hand) of wild-crafted blueberries, and one small cup of dandelion salad (from the wild meadows of Alaska) complete with flowers and roots.

No. 7 Systemic Booster not only supports you with powerful Bulgarian strains of probiotic bacteria, supernatant, and strategically selected nutriceuticals, but also provide the glycemic lowering power of whole organic cranberry, pomegranate, tart cherry and pineapple, all with high actives.

Food Science:

Throne et al. (2012) demonstrated the blunting effect on the insulin spike with high glycemic foods when you add whole berries.  They showed graphically what white bread does to our insulin levels within 2 hours after eating it.  Adding black currents and lingenberries when eating the same amount of white bread and there’s less of an insulin spike, even though by eating the berries you’ve added additional sugar (fructose) to the meal.  How do we account for this?

The soluble fibers in the berries has a gelling effect in our intestines that slows the release of sugars.  As viscosity increases, the glycemic load goes down.  Additionally, fruit phytonutrients inhibit the transportation of sugars through the intestinal wall into our blood stream (Madero, 2011).

Bibliography:

  • Basu A. Lyons TJ. (2012). Strawberries, blueberries, and cranberries in the metabolic syndrome: clinical perspectives. J Agric Food Chem; 60: 5687-92.
  • 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.
  • Lustig, RH. (2013).  Fructose: It’s “Alcohol Without the Buzz”.  Adv Nutr; 4: 226-235.
  • Madero et al. (2011). The effect of two energy-restricted diets, a low-fructose diet versus a moderate natural fructose diet, on weight loss and metabolic syndrome parameters: a randomized controlled trial.  Metabolism, Clinical and Experimental; 60: 1551-1559.
  • Petta et al. (2013). Industrial, not fruit fructose intake is associated with the severity of liver fibrosis in genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C patients. Journal of Hepatology; 59: 1169-1176.
  • Throne et al. (2012). Postprandial glucose, insulin, and free fatty acid responses to sucrose consumed with blackcurrants and lingonberries in healthy women. Am J Clin Nutr; 96: 527-33.

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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  • If the fructose in sugar and high fructose corn syrup has been considered alcohol without the buzz in terms of the potential to inflict liver damage, what about the source of natural fructose, fruit?  See Dr. Michael Greger’s informative Video:   If Fructose is Bad, What About Fruit?

 

Dear Friends

Emerging science supports therapeutic roles for berries to prevent and reduce metabolic syndrome.

Add any of our berry collection of supplements to decrease risk markers – to every meal that contains sugars of any kind, fat (from dairy, meat, or eggs; and even plant oils), and grains.

Metabolic syndrome is a pre-diabetic state characterized by several cardiovascular risk factors:  abdominal obesity, atherogenic dyslipidemia, raised blood pressure, insulin resistance, pro-inflammatory state and prothrombotic state.


Basu and Lyons in their 2012 research (Strawberries, blueberries, and cranberries in metabolic syndrome: clinical perspectives) stated that,

Interventional studies reported by our group and others have demonstrated the following effects: strawberries lowering total and LDL-cholesterol, but not triglycerides, and decreasing surrogate biomarkers of atherosclerosis (malondialdehyde and adhesion molecules); blueberries lowering systolic and diastolic blood pressure and lipid oxidation and improving insulin resistance; and low-calorie cranberry juice selectively decreasing biomarkers of lipid oxidation (oxidized LDL) and inflammation (adhesion molecules) in metabolic syndrome.

Mechanistic studies further explain these observations as up-regulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase activity, reduction in renal oxidative damage, and inhibition of the activity of carbohydrate digestive enzymes or angiotensin-converting enzyme by these berries.

(See Food Science and Green Facts below for more on this important discussion).

Therapeutic Food protocol for support in reducing risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Food Science

Phyto Power supplies the phytonutrient power of multi-species of wild-crafted Alaskan blue berries and rosehips, and four species of dandelions picked in the wild.  This product is loaded with bioflavonoids (Dinstel, 2013).  Consuming 2 capsules of the Phyto Power is equivalent to eating 6 wild-crafted Alaskan rosehips (seeds and all), a small hand full (covering the palm of your hand) of wild-crafted blueberries, and one small cup of dandelion salad (from the wild meadows of Alaska) complete with flowers and roots.

No. 7 Systemic Booster not only supports you with powerful Bulgarian strains of probiotic bacteria, supernatant, and strategically selected nutriceuticals, but also provide the glycemic lowering power of whole organic cranberry, pomegranate, tart cherry and pineapple, all with high actives.

Food Science:

Throne et al. (2012) demonstrated the blunting effect on the insulin spike with high glycemic foods when you add whole berries.  They showed graphically what white bread does to our insulin levels within 2 hours after eating it.  Adding black currents and lingenberries when eating the same amount of white bread and there’s less of an insulin spike, even though by eating the berries you’ve added additional sugar (fructose) to the meal.  How do we account for this?

The soluble fibers in the berries has a gelling effect in our intestines that slows the release of sugars.  As viscosity increases, the glycemic load goes down.  Additionally, fruit phytonutrients inhibit the transportation of sugars through the intestinal wall into our blood stream (Madero, 2011).

Bibliography:

  • Basu A. Lyons TJ. (2012). Strawberries, blueberries, and cranberries in the metabolic syndrome: clinical perspectives. J Agric Food Chem; 60: 5687-92.
  • 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.
  • Lustig, RH. (2013).  Fructose: It’s “Alcohol Without the Buzz”.  Adv Nutr; 4: 226-235.
  • Madero et al. (2011). The effect of two energy-restricted diets, a low-fructose diet versus a moderate natural fructose diet, on weight loss and metabolic syndrome parameters: a randomized controlled trial.  Metabolism, Clinical and Experimental; 60: 1551-1559.
  • Petta et al. (2013). Industrial, not fruit fructose intake is associated with the severity of liver fibrosis in genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C patients. Journal of Hepatology; 59: 1169-1176.
  • Throne et al. (2012). Postprandial glucose, insulin, and free fatty acid responses to sucrose consumed with blackcurrants and lingonberries in healthy women. Am J Clin Nutr; 96: 527-33.

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:

Globe_Home 3If the fructose in sugar and high fructose corn syrup has been considered alcohol without the buzz in terms of the potential to inflict liver damage, what about the source of natural fructose, fruit?  See Dr. Michael Greger’s informative Video:   If Fructose is Bad, What About Fruit?

Healthy Aging?

August 9, 2016

Dear Friends

As it stands, chronic degenerative diseases are prevalent, not only in the Western world, but also in countries that adopt our dietary habits. In fact, children born in the U.S. today may have a reduced long healthy life expectancy than their parents. This is the first generation with a potential decline in life expectancy (Olshansky, 2005).

How do we achieve health as we age?

Most deaths in the United States are preventable, and they are related to what we eat (Lenders, 2013).  Our Diet is the number-one cause of premature death and the number-one cause of disability (Murry, 2013).

Therapeutic Food Support for healthy aging

Phyto Power– 2 capsules daily
No. 7 Systemic Booster– 1 teaspoon daily
Ultra Minerals– 2 caspules daily

Food Science

Phyto Power supplies the phytonutrient power of multi-species of wild-crafted Alaskan blue berries and rosehips, and four species of dandelions picked in the wild.  This product is loaded with bioflavonoids (Dinstel, 2013).  Robust consumption of flavonoids reduces the risks of CVD, arthritis, diabetes and cancer (Hans, 2007).  They are antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. They work epigenetically. They prolong our cognitive functioning, protecting us against dementia and Alzheimers.  They protect against the diseases of aging (Han, 2007). Cultures that consume robust amounts of flavonoids and phytochemicals in their diet are cultures with robust longevity for its citizens as witnessed in the Blue Zones (see Green Facts below).

No. 7 Systemic Booster contains a higher potency proprietary blend of our pedigreed Bulgarian probiotic bacteria, plus an important fusion of organic whole fruits, berry extracts, chicory root soluble fiber with carefully selected complimentary nutriceuticals (including Vitamin D-3). A healthy Gi tract microbiome is essential to reducing chronic inflammation throughout the body including in conditions associated with muscular-skeletal disease and heart disease (Saini, 2010; Vitetta, 2013; DiRenzo, 2014).

Ultra Minerals brings into our body cold-water extracted from a pristine source of Mesozoic Vegetate a full spectrum of important plant-based elements and minerals in varying trace amounts, the majority of which are absent from our foods and mineral supplements currently on the market.  Plant-based minerals which are naturally chelated through plant root uptake and digestion.

Our human cells and the cells within our human microbiome have a long history conditioned early on in Deep Time to use earth’s multitude of minerals as necessary co-factors in our millions of biological pathways and processes.  See the Ultra Mineral Monograph.

The North American continent has had an average of 85% mineral depletion over the past 100 years — the worst of any other country in the world!  During the Past 100 Years by Continent: North America 85%, South America 76%, Asia 76%, Africa 74%, Europe 72%, Australia 55% (US Dept of Agriculture).

Bibliography:

  • 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.
  • DiRienzo, D.B. (2014). Effect of probiotics on biomarkers of cardiovascular disease: implications for heart-healthy diets. Nutr Rev.;72(1):18-29.
  • Han et al. (2007). Meta-analysis: Dietary Polyphenols and their Biological Significance. Int J Mo Sci; 8(9): 950-988.
  • Lenders et al. (2013). A novel nutrition medicine education model: the Boston University experience. Adv Nutr. 4(1): 1-7.
  • Lilla, M.A. (2004). Plant pigments and their manipulation: Annual plant reviews; Vol. 14, Chapter 8. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Murray et al. (2013). The state of US health, 1990-2010: Burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors. JAMA; 310(6): 591-608.
  • Olshansky et al. (2005). A potential decline in life expectancy in the United States in the 21st century. N. Engl J Med; 352(11): 1138-45.
  • Saini et al. (2010). Potential of probiotics in controlling cardiovascular diseases. J. Cardiovasc Dis Res;1(4):213-214.
  • Vitetta et al. (2013). The gastrointesitnal Microbiome and Musculoskeletal diseases: A beneficial role for probiotic and prebiotic. Pathogens; 2(4): 606-626.

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:

Globe_Home 3Can the Blue Zones be a blueprint for living longer, better lives in the US?

“A growing number of US cities are adopting the secrets of longivity discovered in Blue Zones.”  (Blue Zone Website).

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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