Original Synbiotic

Dear Doctor

How can we best protect ourselves from invasion by COVID-19?

In 2006 I explained the dangers of microbial invasion under the section called “pandemic” in a monograph for the Original Synbiotic:

We live in a sea of a growing numbers of pollutants that weaken our immune systems, and increasingly virulent and hostile microbes waiting for opportunity to invade our bodies.  The most vulnerable areas in the body are the mucous membrane surfaces of the respiratory system and the gastrointestinal tract. (Bardell, S., 2006. Original Synbiotic Monograph).

Key to our protection is the mucous membrane of our GI tract,  respiratory system, nose, and eyes: our immune cells in the mucous membrane must be able to protect us.

We are protected in two ways: the first one is by having a healthy coating of mucous covering on the surface of the one-cell layer thick membranes of the GI tract and Respiratory tract. This is called the mucous membrane. And two, by having a sufficient amount of secretory IgA molecules within the mucous layers.

People with healthy levels of both mucous thickness and secretory IgA are able to block the viruses so that they can’t infect the lining epithelial cells and enter into our bodies.  In other words, we can be exposed to the virus without “catching it.”  However, individuals with compromised immunity caused by too much exposure to pollution, stress, faulty diets, or chronic diseases including obesity, diabetes, cancer and others, are at risk of invasion by viruses including Coronavirus.

One very good way to enhance a thickening of the mucous layer and an increase in secretory IgA production is through a regular consumption of excellent probiotic like our Original Synbiotic Formula.  We just created a brand new batch.

The Original contains five pedigreed strains of probiotics and organic chicory root as its prebiotic.  Take one teaspoon a day.

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References:

  • De Champs, C., Maroncle, N., Balestrino, Damien., Rich, C., Forestier, C. (2003). Persistence of Colonization of Intestinal Mucosa by A Probiotic Strain, Lactobacillus casei subsp rhamnosus Lcr35, after Oran Consumption. J Com Microbiol; 41(3): 1270-1273.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC150315/
  • Figueroa‐González, I., Quijano, G., Ramírez, G., & Cruz‐Guerrero, A. (2011). Probiotics and prebiotics—perspectives and challenges. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 91(8), 1341-1348.
  • Hardy, H., Harris, J., Lyon, E., Beal, J., & Foey, A. D. (2013). Probiotics, prebiotics and immunomodulation of gut mucosal defences: homeostasis and immunopathology. Nutrients, 5(6), 1869-1912.
  • Ng, S. C., Hart, A. L., Kamm, M. A., Stagg, A. J., & Knight, S. C. (2009). Mechanisms of action of probiotics: recent advances. Inflammatory bowel diseases, 15(2), 300-310.
  • Panigrahi, P., Pradhan, L., Mohapatra, S.S., Misra, P.R., Johnson, J.A., Chaudhry, R., Taylor, S., Hanse, N.I., Gewolb, I.H. (2008). Long-term colonization of a Lactobacillus plantarum synbiotic preparation in the neonatal gut. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr; 47(1):45-53. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18607268
  • Sarem-Damerdji, L., Sarem, F., Marchal, L., Micolas, J.P. (1995). In vitro colonization ability of human colon mucosa by exogenous Lactobacillus strains. FEMS Microbiology Letters; 131(2):133-137. https://academic.oup.com/femsle/article-abstract/131/2/133/524865/In-vitro-colonization-ability-of-human-colon?redirectedFrom=PDF
  • Syngai, G. G., Gopi, R., Bharali, R., Dey, S., Lakshmanan, G. A., & Ahmed, G. (2016). Probiotics-the versatile functional food ingredients. Journal of food science and technology, 53(2), 921-933. doi:  10.1007/s13197-015-2011-0
  • Toscano, M., De Grandi, R., Stronati, L., De Vecchi, E., & Drago, L. (2017). Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and Bifidobacterium longum BB536 on the healthy gut microbiota composition at phyla and species level: A preliminary study. World journal of gastroenterology, 23(15), 2696.
  • Underwood, M. A., German, J. B., Lebrilla, C. B., & Mills, D. A. (2015). Bifidobacterium longum subspecies infantis: champion colonizer of the infant gut. Pediatric research, 77, 229.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4350908/

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Best to you,

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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Simplixity Medicine: Health Care Reimagined

Here is a superb and timely two hour seminar well worth your viewing with very tight half hour presentations by Jeffrey Bland PhD, Ari Vojdani PhD, Chengh Ruan MD and James Mastell.

 

Dear Doctor

The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) enters the respiratory track primarily through the nose. (Dr. Martin S. Hirsch, senior physician, Infectious Diseases, Mass General Hospital).

Once inside the body, it begins its journey of destruction, first infecting the nasal sinus on its way to the respiratory tree. Covid-19 moves fast into the air sacs of the lungs causing pneumonia for the affected person, unless it is stopped by the host’s immune system.  Younger patients have a more vigorous immune response compared to older patients.  No matter how healthy and active you are, your risk for getting pneumonia increases with age, although we are learning that younger people can suffer as much as older people.

Bottom line, we need a balanced and competent immune system response no matter how old or young we are.  A capable immune system quickly identifies and kills this viral intruder. As important, the immune system also needs to effectively manage its inflammatory response, so that it doesn’t overwhelm the lungs with collateral damage from using too much of its inflammatory weaponry. Balancing our immune response is key in the healing process of this flu.

How do we balance the immune system so it is healthy and appropriately responds to any viral invaders?

First, we need to pay attention to building a healthy mucous barrier against pathogens.  70% of our immune system resides around the outer walls of our intestines in the gastro-intestinal lymphoid tissues (GALT). The mucous membrane of our sinuses, lungs, and gastrointestinal tract are all connected to the blood system which carries immune system cells (e.g., natural killer cells, lymphocytes etc).

Probiotic organisms convert undigested soluble fibers (e.g., inulin, beta glucan, and pectin) into short chain fatty acids like butyric acid to energize the colon’s lining to healthily regenerate its cells and tighten up the junction (space) between the cells with the membrane. That is one of our goals – achieving a smooth and healthy mucosal barrier.

When these junctions are too wide, the loose space between the cells allows particles to get through and cause a chronic immune response. And as we know, immune response of any kind causes inflammation, and a chronic ongoing reaction weakens the immune system.

Second, Probiotic organisms love plant polyphenols and break their molecular chains so the phenolic molecules can be absorbed into the systemic circulation and turn on the repair and regenerative power of our cells. That is our second goal – to turn on the repair mechanism in our bodies, lower inflammation, and bring our system into balance (homeostasis).

For a measured combination of polyphenols and probiotics we suggest the High ORAC Synbiotic

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And the No. 7 Systemic Booster

No.7 FTo add weaponry that is known as the Russian Penicillin due to its anti-microbial abilities, we suggest:   Garlic as a foundational supplements to support the immune system.

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If you are prone to respiratory conditions add the Fructo Borate Complex.

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  • Abbas, H. M. K., Kong, X., Wu, J., Ali, M., & Dong, W. (2019). Antimicrobial Potential of Genes from Garlic (Allium sativum L.). In Studies on Garlic. IntechOpen
  • Biagi, E., Candela, M., Turroni, S., Garagnani, P., Franceschi, C., & Brigidi, P. (2013). Ageing and gut microbes: perspectives for health maintenance and longevity. Pharmacological Research, 69(1), 11-20.
  • Boor, P. P., De Ruiter, P. E., Asmawidjaja, P. S., Lubberts, E., van der Laan, L. J., & Kwekkeboom, J. (2017). JAK-inhibitor tofacitinib suppresses interferon alfa production by plasmacytoid dendritic cells and inhibits arthrogenic and antiviral effects of interferon alfa. Translational Research, 188, 67-79.
  • Catarino, M. D., Silva, A., & Cardoso, S. M. (2017). Fucaceae: A source of bioactive phlorotannins. International journal of molecular sciences, 18(6), 1327.
  • Ding, S., Jiang, H., & Fang, J. (2018). Regulation of Immune Function by Polyphenols. Journal of immunology research, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1264074
  • Hunter, J. M., Nemzer, B. V., Rangavajla, N., Biţă, A., Rogoveanu, O. C., Neamţu, J., … & Mogoşanu, G. D. (2019). The Fructoborates: Part of a Family of Naturally Occurring Sugar–Borate Complexes—Biochemistry, Physiology, and Impact on Human Health: a Review. Biological trace element research, 188(1), 11-25.
  • Lamarche, B., Paradis, M. È., & Couture, P. (2010). Study of the acute impact of polyphenols from brown seaweeds on glucose control in healthy men and women. The FASEB Journal, 24(1 Supplement), 209-4.
  • Mehta, P., McAuley, D. F., Brown, M., Sanchez, E., Tattersall, R. S., & Manson, J. J. (2020). COVID-19: consider cytokine storm syndromes and immunosuppression. The Lancet.
  • Ritchie, A. I., & Singanayagam, A. (2020). Immunosuppression for hyperinflammation in COVID-19: a double-edged sword?. The Lancet.
  • Salehi, B., Zucca, P., Orhan, I. E., Azzini, E., Adetunji, C. O., Mohammed, S. A., … & Armstrong, L. (2019). Allicin and health: A comprehensive review. Trends in Food Science & Technology.
  • Singanayagam, A., Glanville, N., Girkin, J. L., Ching, Y. M., Marcellini, A., Porter, J. D., … & Zhu, J. (2018). Corticosteroid suppression of antiviral immunity increases bacterial loads and mucus production in COPD exacerbations. Nature communications, 9(1), 1-16.
  • Takemura, M., Matsumoto, H., Niimi, A., Ueda, T., Matsuoka, H., Yamaguchi, M., … & Nakamura, T. (2006). High sensitivity C-reactive protein in asthma.European Respiratory Journal, 27(5), 908-91
  • Thomas, B. J., Porritt, R. A., Hertzog, P. J., Bardin, P. G., & Tate, M. D. (2014). Glucocorticosteroids enhance replication of respiratory viruses: effect of adjuvant interferon. Scientific reports, 4(1), 1-11.
  • Wilson, E. A., & Demmig-Adams, B. (2007). Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties of garlic and onions. Nutrition & food science, 37(3), 178-183.

To your health,

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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30 Days of Reconnection began Monday, and it is not too late for you to join in. Biomimicry has the answer to our existential dilemma, it lies in reconnecting with the natural world that surrounds us. For the next 28 days culminating on the Earth Day Celebration we will be guided in how we, the biosphere, can become whole and healthy.

 

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Dear Friends

Chronic Disease is the new norm.  We see it all around us:  obesity, metabolic syndrome, fatty liver, diabetes, CVD, cancer, COPD, asthma, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism, IBD, IBS,  auto immune disease, arthritis, UTI, and many more.

Doctors, you are our heroes on the frontline in the battle for your patients’ health, and for helping them to prevent their occurrence in the first place.

Key finding in research for the root cause of these chronic illnesses: a continual low-grade inflammation (LGI), termed by scientists as “inflammageing” (Franceschi & Campisi, 2014).

Therapeutic Food Supplements were designed with powerful plant polyphenols, pedigreed probiotic strains  (with their metabolites and microRNAs), and key nutraceuticals to supports the reduction of LGI.  The results are easily measured:  lowering inflammatory markers.

Summary of the Therapeutic Food Offering:

Polyphenol products:  Garlic (antimicrobial, blood pressure regulation), Blueberry Extract (brain and nerve regeneration), Glucosinolates & Sulforaphanes (liver support), Chlorella (absorption of heavy metals and toxins), Be Regular (fiber from ancient seeds – a must have), and Phyto Power (DNA integrity).

Probiotic Products: Supernatant Synbiotic, and Original Synbiotic. Both powerfully effective for GI health

Probiotic + Polyphenols: High ORAC Synbiotic (post antibiotic therapy), Beta Glucan Synbiotic (Cardiovascular and GI support), No. 7 Systemic Booster (designed to combat the root cause of chronic illnesses), and Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic (UTI, and prostate support).

Nutraceuticals:  Fructo Borate Complex (bone and joints), Chromium (blood sugar control), Energy (plant ultra minerals), No. 7 (B12, Folate, chromium, D3, and Fructo Borate), Weight-Less (7 keto).

Nutraceuticals + Polyphenols:  Energy (increase ATP levels), Weight-less (weight loss and blood sugar control), and Chromium with high active Beet Root (blood sugar control, increase circulation), No 7 Systemic Booster.

All of our plant materials are eco-farmed, or wild-crafted, selected for their exceptional high-actives, many of which we standardize.  There are no excipients in our Therapeutic Food Supplement (e.g. flowing agents, sweeteners, natural flavors, emulsifiers, etc.).  We are purists in this regard, wanting to give you absolutely the strongest possible natural product for you restoring health.

References:

  • Boivin et al. (2009). Antiproliferative and antioxidant activities of common vegetables: A comparative Study. Food Chemistry; 112(20): 374-380. Article
  • Calder, P. C., Bosco, N., Bourdet-Sicard, R., Capuron, L., Delzenne, N., Doré, J., … & Visioli, F. (2017). Health relevance of the modification of low grade inflammation in ageing (inflammageing) and the role of nutrition. Ageing research reviews40, 95-119. Article
  • Franceschi, C., & Campisi, J. (2014). Chronic inflammation (inflammaging) and its potential contribution to age-associated diseases. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biomedical Sciences and Medical Sciences69(Suppl_1), S4-S9. Article

To your health,

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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BioImmersion Therapeutic Food Supplements are certainly a strong tool to facilitate the healing of our bodies; a healthy diet and a clean environment are its necessary partners.  How do we create a healthy environment? A healthy biosphere?  Biomimicry Institute provides some enlightened answers.

 

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Dear Friends
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Who proclaimed first that “All disease begins in the gut”? The first three that will answer correctly, or close enough, will receive the Original Synbiotic formula!

In this day and age medical science with its focus on the human GI tract microbiome and a whole food plant-based diet seems to be calling forth similar sentiments.

Dr. Francis Collins, director of NIH, in a talk entitled Supercharging Science for the Superorganism, said that we are a chimera-like creature, governed by our 10 trillion human cells and their 22,000 genes and the microbiome community in the GI tract — all 100 trillion of them with their 2 to 8 million genes (2015).

Possemier et al. (2010) has said it well when his team suggested we  consider the complex microbial ecosystem in our intestines as a separate organ within the body.

Martinez et al (2017) weighed in on this with their research paper entitled- Western diets, gut dysbiosis, and metabolic diseases: Are they linked? And indeed dysbiosis from Western diets is believed to be one of the reason obesity afflicts 36.5% of the US population and 600 million individuals world-wide.

The World Health Organization (WHO), Harvard Medical School, Kaiser Permantente, just to name a few, are all calling for a change of our dietary habits to one that focuses on a whole food plant based diet. Did you also know that probiotics love plants’ fiber and polyphenols? Plants are their most important source of food, and plants are also our most important source of foods.

See below in Green Facts the teaser on the new documentary by Cameron, The Game Changers.

At BioImmersions, we focus on probiotics,  plant polyphenols, fiber, and phytonutrients of eco-farmed or wildcrated whole foods. Our supplements are powerfully concentrated. We all recognize that it is difficult to change a diet that we are addicted to.  Here are two of our products that can make a big difference in the health of your gut microbiome, which translates to health in the whole body.

Phyto Power– 1 capsule daily
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  • Three species of Rosehip, wildcrafted, whole fruit and seeds (100% w/w), refractory dried, three Rosa species, 200mg per capsule.
  • Four species of Dandelion, wildcrafted, aerial parts (90% w/w), root (10% w/w) with flower, refractory dried, four Taraxacum species, 200mg per capsule.
  • Four species of Blueberry, wildcrafted, fruit (>90% w/w), leaves and stem (<5% w/w), refractory dried, four Vaccinium species, 100mg per capsule.

 

 

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20 billion cfu/tsp of certified strains of pedigreed probiotic with Therapeutic Foods in a synbiotic formula of L. acidophilus, B. longum, L. rhamnosus, L. plantarum, S. thermophilus and 4 grams of inulin derived from organic chicory fiber. Advanced freeze-drying technology. 120 grams/bottle. 4 grams/ tsp. Dairy free.  Soy free. Gluten free. No excipients.


References


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.

Green Facts:

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The Game Changers- a teaser for this documentary by James Cameron
(http://gamechangersmovie.com/)

“What I discovered was so revolutionary, with such profound implications for performance, health, and the future of the planet itself, that I had to share it with the world.”  Quote from James Wilks

 

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Dear Friends

Did you know that polyphenols from berries and plants are the most favored foods for the probiotics genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium in the gut?

The berries and plants enhance the growth of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium inside the gut microbiome, while inhibiting many pathogenic organsims.

For example, Possemiers et al.’s (2011)  “The intestinal microbioime: a separate organ inside the body with the metabolic potential to influence the bioactivity of botanicals,” explains that rich polyphenolic molecules from berries and plants are broken down by probiotic organisms into many important sub-molecules that are more bioavailable yet still contain their classic polyphenolic structure to serve the body as antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, antimicrobials, anti cancer, anti diabetes and more  … no wonder berries and plants are the preferred prebiotics foods for the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria!

 

Phyto Power– 1 capsule daily
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  • Three species of Rosehip, wildcrafted, whole fruit and seeds (100% w/w), refractory dried, three Rosa species, 200mg per capsule.
  • Four species of Dandelion, wildcrafted, aerial parts (90% w/w), root (10% w/w) with flower, refractory dried, four Taraxacum species, 200mg per capsule.
  • Four species of Blueberry, wildcrafted, fruit (>90% w/w), leaves and stem (<5% w/w), refractory dried, four Vaccinium species, 100mg per capsule.

 

 

Original Synbiotic: 1 tsp. dailyOriginal Photo 4

Contains:  20 billion cfu/tsp of certified strains of pedigreed probiotics (L. acidophilus,  B. longum, L. rhamnosus, L. plantarum and S. thermophilus) and 3.5 grams of inulin derived from organic chicory fiber.  Advanced freeze-drying technology.

120 grams/bottle. 4 grams/ tsp.  Dairy free.  Soy free. Gluten free. No excipients.

References

 

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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Globe_Home 3Phyto Power is indeed powerful. In fact, Dinstel et al. (2013) found the antioxidant levels of Alaska’s wild berries to be extremely high, ranging from 3 to 5 times higher in ORAC values than cultivated berries from 48 other states. For example, cultivated blueberries have an ORAC scale of 30. Alaska wild dwarf blueberries measure 85. When the berries were dehydrated, per gram the ORAC values increased.*
 

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