Ultra Minerals

Dear Friends

Happy Thanksgiving!

Weight-Less is a smart formula for less weight and more energy.  Taken together with Ultra Minerals to boost metabolism, and Organic Chlorella to increase our fat burning mechanism, weight loss is healthy and effective. Enjoy 15% off on these products this Thanksgiving holiday. Please call us or email to recieve the discount.

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References:

  • Bobyleva, V., Bellei, M., Kneer, N., & Lardy, H. (1997). The effects of the ergosteroid 7-oxo-dehydroepiandrosterone on mitochondrial membrane potential: possible relationship to thermogenesis. Archives of biochemistry and biophysics, 341(1), 122-128. https://doi.org/10.1006/abbi.1997.9955
  • Catarino, M. D., Silva, A., & Cardoso, S. M. (2017). Fucaceae: A source of bioactive phlorotannins. International journal of molecular sciences, 18(6), 1327. Article
  • Gabbia, D., Dall’Acqua, S., Di Gangi, I. M., Bogialli, S., Caputi, V., Albertoni, L., … & De Martin, S. (2017). The Phytocomplex from Fucus vesiculosus and Ascophyllum nodosum Controls Postprandial Plasma Glucose Levels: An In Vitro and In Vivo Study in a Mouse Model of NASH. Marine drugs, 15(2), 41. DOI:10.3390/md15020041
  • Grundy, S. M. (2004). Obesity, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 89(6), 2595-2600.
  • Mizoguchi et al. (2008). Nutrigenomic studies of effects of Chlorella on subjects with high-risk factors for lifestyle-related disease.  J Med Food; 11(3): 395-404.
  • Roy, M. C., Anguenot, R., Fillion, C., Beaulieu, M., Bérubé, J., & Richard, D. (2011). Effect of a commercially-available algal phlorotannins extract on digestive enzymes and carbohydrate absorption in vivo. Food research international, 44(9), 3026-3029. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2011.07.023
  • Vecina et al. (2014). Chlorella modulate insulin signaling pathway and prevents high-fat diet–induced insulin resistance in mice. Life Sci; 95(1): 45-52.
  • Whaley-Connell, A., McCullough, P. A., & Sowers, J. R. (2011). The role of oxidative stress in the metabolic syndrome. Reviews in cardiovascular medicine, 12(1), 21-29.

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:

Globe_Home 3Choosing 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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Hi Everybody

I am back from my June hiatus on Forward Thinking Newsletter production, and excited to be sharing with you all again.  There is so much important stuff for us all to talk about regarding “food as medicine”.

This is after all the theme of the BioImmersion Therapeutic Food Supplements.  First of all, we must consider the wisdom of our 3 billion year old mother of all teachers- Mother Nature (see Janine Benjus below in Green Facts).

When we think about food, the food chain comes to mind, and this cyclic reality begins with the autotrophs (green plants). What comes to mind here is BioImmersion’s Organic Chlorella, our Phyto Power (wild-crafted berries from Alaska), our Cruciferous Sprouts, our Garlic, and our Blueberry Extract.  We offer the hormetic power of plant phytochemicals to heal.

But a prior to the food chain comes the raw material of earth from which our bodies are ultimately made- the inorganic elements (the minerals).  And, here we also have some very unique and powerful products- Ultra Minerals, Fructo Borate and BioOrganic Chromium.

For the purpose of your detailing and practical usage of, I will focus on the Ultra Minerals- Mesozoic Vegetate.  A true mineral multiple for us derived from DEEP TIME.

Back 65,000,000 years ago, in the late Dinosaur period, the earth had lush tropical forests teaming with all kinds of plant and animal life, and of course the earth’s living microbiome.   In fact,  by weight the microbiome is heavier than all of the higher plant’s and animal’s mass combined.

Then came the crash- THE FIFTH MASS EXTINCTION- and for many of the higher forms (around 75%) life must start over again, reemerging from the bacteria, slime, mold, and higher surviving phyla.  Now here is the interesting and exciting part, around the world there exists still today accessible deposits of the ancient rain forests, and it is from one of these massive deposits that we obtain our Mesozoic Vegetate.  From this vegetable matter we exact 72 plant derived minerals for our ULTRA MINERALS.

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Using pure water, we are able to extract from the ancient peat (also referred to as “humic shale”) 72 different kinds of nano-sized, negatively charged minerals in a hydro-collodial solution.  This liquid we then drum dry into an absolutely pure mineral powder.

Colloidal minerals are negatively charged, hydrophilic, and nano-sized.  They form direct hydrogen bonds with water, and are therefore water-soluble and nearly 100% instantly absorbable with digestion.  If you open up a capsule in water, it immediately homogenizes in the water, and the minerals are absorbable when rubbed on the skin.

We have put 150mg of this pure negatively charged mineral powder into vegetarian capsules, 60 capsules to a bottle.  Dosages are 1 to 4 capsules a day.  Ultra Minerals is manufactured under GMP, Kosher, GRAS, and is without excipients of any kind.  Check out the Specification Sheet on these minerals in Ultra Minerals by clicking on the foregoing link, and then clicking on the Ingredient tab.  These are typical and not guaranteed values, as some natural variation in the source Mesozoic vegetate occurs from production lot to production lot.

Plant based minerals are naturally chelated through plant root uptake and digestion.  This is important to understand for we know that aluminum for example in its insoluble aluminum oxide or hydroxide form is toxic to our bodies, but in its soluble aluminum sulfate form is not.  All of the aluminum in this ancient vegetate is in the form of aluminum sulfate and has GRAS status by our FDA.

Healthy mineral rich soil, filled with an abundance of microbes, makes for healthy plants, and healthy plants makes for healthy animals.  The historicity of use of these ancient peet deposits by locals around the world in their farming and the benefits derived for their animals and for human energy, stamina and health is very exciting.  We are pleased to bring you this powerful Therapeutic Food supplement.

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:

Globe_Home 3Biomimicry’s Janine Benyus, “The most important thing for us to do is to tune into nature’s solutions, for its organisms have figured out a way to do the amazing things they do while taking care of the place that’s going to take care of their offspring.  Learning about the natural world in one thing; learning from the natural world—that’s the switch.”
 

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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).

We have added a new topic to our ongoing conversation about good health. Historically, macronutrients, vitamins, minerals, fish oil and fiber have been the center of nutritional advice (McDowell, 2013). But to enhance our diets maximally toward good health we must understand how to utilize phytochemicals (or phytonutrients) from plants. There is a tremendous growing body of research on phytochemicals use for therapeutic purposes.

What we used to call Vitamin P (flavonoids), Vitamin U (glucosinolates and indoles) and Vitamin Q (ubiquinone) were dethroned from vitamin status because specific deficiency symptoms could not be established; and they were simply called phyto-chemicals and classified as secondary metabolites.  What is the definition of a secondary metabolite?

Secondary metabolites are organic compounds that are not directly involved in normal growth, development or reproduction of an organism.  Unlike primary metabolites, absence of secondary metabolites does not result in immediate death, but rather long-term impairment of the organism’s survivability and fecundity. (Fraenkel GS. May 1959. The raison d’Etre of secondary plant substances. Science 129 (3361): 1466-1470)

Long-term impairment of an organism’s survivability sound frighteningly like the very conditions experienced by the increasing millions of people engulfed  in the pandemic of the chronic degenerative disease—CDV, diabetes, cancer, IBD and Alzheimer’s—just to name a few.   It is now understood and acknowledged that the diminished intake of alive colorful foods, fresh fruits and vegetables which are loaded with a diverse array of phytochemicals, could be the cause. Too often, our body is quite simply not fully nourished with plant based nutrients to defend itself against chronic illness (see NutritionFacts.ORG for more information).

Why has the USDA recommended the 5-to-10 servings-a-day of Fruits and Vegetables for all Americans?  Our plate, claim the USDA, should be half filled with vegetables and fruit at each meal.  The scientific evidence now demonstrates that a healthy diet of live foods gives the body what it needs to heal, repair and defend itself.  Health in large part is a matter of feeding the body a diversity of fresh high active foods with rich nutrient density. Your mission then is to help your body with a healthy and diverse plant based diet to fortify your body with nutrients for healthy functioning (for more news on recent research read The Guardian)

Most Americans Eat Much Less than Recommended Amounts of Fruits and Vegetables, Guenther et al. Sept. 2006, J. Amer. Dietetic Assoc. Vol. 106, Issue 9 Pg. 1371-1379.

“Americans need to consume more fruits and vegetables, especially dark green and orange vegetables and legumes.  Nutritionists must help consumers realize that, for everyone older than age 3 years, the new recommendations for fruit and vegetable intakes are greater than the familiar five serving a day.”

It’s not only the baby boomers who are looking in the mirror and thinking wow, I’ve got to slow down this aging process to look and feel better.  People at younger and younger ages are experiencing the debilitating diseases of aging, including those that impair neurological functioning.

Research by L Rossi et al., in their peer-reviewed paper, Benefits from Dietary Polyphenols for Brain Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease, Neurochem Res 2008, Vol. 33 Issue 12, Pg. 2390-2400, add to the mounting body of scientific evidence the awareness that “diets rich in polyphenols are preventative and can even reverse the aging process.”

The researchers summarized the characteristics of the most studied food polyphenols that were shown to have potential anti-aging and brain protective activities.  Foods that due to their polyphenol content were able to scavenge free radicals, chelate redox metals, down regulate inflammatory activities, and of concern to baby boomers, have components that are able to cross the blood-brain barrier and protect for healthy cognitive functioning of the brain.  Rossi et al.’s bottom line is to eat a wide variety of polyphenol rich foods daily.

According to food researchers Elizabeth Devore ScD, Jae Hee Kang ScD, Monique Breteler MD/PhD, and Francine Grodstin ScD (2012), greater intakes of blueberries and strawberries were associated with slower rates of cognitive decline.  Additionally, in further supporting evidence, greater intakes of anthocyanidins and total flavonoids were associated with slower rates of cognitive decline.  This is good news for all of us IF we incorporate this ever-growing body of knowledge seriously into our dietary habits. Devore et al. summary statement couldn’t be clearer:  Higher intake of flavonoids, particularly form berries, appears to reduce rates of cognitive decline in older adults. (Devore EE, Kange JH et al, Dietary Intakes of berries and flavonoids in relation to cognitive decline. Annals of Neurology, Vol. 72, Issue 1, Pg. 135-143, July 2012.)

Clinical Notes:

Speaking of protecting the supporting the cognitive functioning of our brains, our wonderful Blueberry Extract will be back in 2 to 3 weeks.  And, not only that but over the next 2 months we are bringing in 8 to 12 new products, most of which are formulas that we have been diligently researching for two years.  We are very excited about this.  Stay tuned.

As to the above discussion on secondary metabolites that this is the whole point of the Therapeutic Food Supplements.  To enable you to give your body what it needs in the way the phytonutrients to support its healthy functioning.

My typical morning supplementally starts with:

  • 4 tabs of Organic Chlorella
  • 2 capsules Phyto Power
  • 2 capsules Cruciferous Sprouts
  • 4 capsules Ultra Minerals
  • 1 capsule Fructo Borate
  • 1 capsule Blueberry Extract
  • 1 heaping tablespoon  Beta Glucan Synbiotic Formula

 

Taking care of the land, educating children, feeding ourselves in nutritious and delicious ways, and bringing communities together at the table:  this is the common language of Slow Food. It was the values of taste and pleasure that brought me into this movement, but it is the values of social justice and preservation of biodiversity that keep me engaged.  These are the values we need in order to live together on this planet.

(Alice Waters, Vice President, Slow Food International).

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Dear Friends

What does the Yap Island diet, the Meditterean diet, the Mid-Victorian diet and the Therapeutic Foods supplements have in common?

These diets along with the Therapeutic Foods supplements dramatically reduce the risk of chronic degenerative diseases plaguing the industrialized world today.

The U.S. Peace Corps “went to paradise” in 1966, and I was part of that initial group.  My assignment was to live with the Yapese people for two years as a public health official. Yap was truly a tropical paradise, crystal blue lagoons teaming with all kinds of sea life, vibrant fruits and vegetables picked right out of the lush jungles and small horticultural garden plots. No fast foods, no herbicides or pesticides, just what mother nature provided with intelligent traditional stewarding by the Yapese people.

My job as a public health official was to conduct a census of each household and determine the health status of all individuals, amass the data, and implement disease irradication programs.  What do you suppose I found?

They had some worms, some lice, some filariasis, some TB, but they had very little of the chronic degenerative diseases we deal with  today.  They were a very fit, long living people.

My conclusion:  the active physical life of the Yapese people + a daily diet filled with real live unadulterated vibrant diverse foods. Food that by nature had high actives = a life free of chronic disease.  I would label the diet a true therapeutic foods diet, would you?

The Meditterean Diet is attributed to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and the whole host of the chronic diseases.  This is well established and we are honored to have a Meditterrean diet expert on our Board of Advisors for BioImmersion—Dr. Artemis Morris who is an outstanding physician in private practice and also a professor at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Morris is of Greek heritage, in fact, her family roots come from the Island of Crete. Artemis is conducting ongoing clinical and ethnographic research on the Mediterranean Diet of Crete and its medicinal plants and foods as well.  In 2012 she authored the article Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle: an Ethnographic Case Study for Eugeria, Health, and Longevity for NDNR.  Here are a few quotes from the article:

Keys et al. found that compared to American men, men from Crete had half the cancer death rate, one-twentieth of the mortality rate attributed to coronary artery disease and the lowest all cause mortality rates in their epidemiological research study of 579 men aged 40 to 59 years from 7 countries. In 1991, thirty-one years after the beginning of the study the Social Health Sector of the University of Crete undertook a medical checkup of the study cohort and found that approximately 50% of the participants from Crete were still alive, in contrast to the other 6 participating countries, where there was not a single survivor.

The free radical scavenging effect of foods and beverages in the Mediterranean diet may account for their benefits in health and longevity….There are a variety of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and nutrient-rich foods in a traditional Mediterranean diet.

Artemis goes on the describe the life and diet of her great-aunt Argyro who passed away in 2011 at the age of 107…. Argyro’s diet for most of her life was characteristic of the Mediterranean diet, with an abundance of plant-based foods and meat eaten once a week, if they were lucky. It’s a beautiful account of her life and factors to be cleaned from a very healthy diet and overall life style.

What the heck can we say about the Mid-Victorian Diet?  Well, you’ve got to read this article by Paul Clayton, March 2009 in the Int. J Environ, Res Public Health, 6(3):1235-1253, entitled How the Mid-Victorians Worked, Ate and Died.  Here’s a few quotes:

Analysis of the mid-Victorian period in the U.K. reveals that life expectancy at age 5 was as good or better than exists today, and the incidence of degenerative disease was 10% of ours. Their levels of physical activity and hence calorific intakes were approximately twice ours. They had relatively little access to alcohol and tobacco; and due to their correspondingly high intake of fruits, whole grains, oily fish and vegetables, they consumed levels of micro- and phytonutrients at approximately ten times the levels considered normal today.

The mid-Victorians, with their far greater intakes of fruits and vegetables, which were organic and in many cases contained significantly higher concentrations of phytonutrients than our intensively grown crops do [80–85] were consuming ‘pharmacological’ levels of these valuable and protective compounds. This would explain why they were so effectively protected against cancer, and heart disease, and all the other degenerative, non-communicable disorders. And it would also explain why, with our very low ‘physiological’ intakes, we are so terribly prone to these largely avoidable diseases.

We are in the process of expanding our Therapeutic Foods Supplement line with more foods and plants to boost and augment a basic diet. In today’s toxic world, we need a powerful diet filled with fruits, vegetables, fermented foods, plants, grains, seeds and nuts. We utilize concentrated whole foods, plants, seeds, grains and probiotics in the Therapeutic Foods supplements to create the foundation for a great diet as well as to provide a base for different therapeutic protocols.

See Clinical Notes.

 

Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell

 

Clinical Notes:

 

Cruciferous
Consider the following as a part of your regular daily routine:

And see how your body feels after six months.

 

The Last Quiz Answer:

This is the biggest of the grizzleys, the Alaskan Brown Bear.  We think that they survive on fish, but they love a Mediterranean diet too.  Much of their time is spent grazing in the fields of wild berries (crowberries, loganberries, Jacobberries, blueberries, etc) , gobbling them up along with roots, grasses and fungi.

Did you Know?  Grizzly bears have a better sense of smell than a hound dog and can detect food from miles away.

 

 

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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