We are going to take a breather this week from diving deeper into the details of immunomodulation of the immune system by probiotics, and instead I am devoting this email to many of you who have asked me to articulate the rational underpinnings for the Therapeutic Foods Line. I have been frequently asked for a simplified statement as to how to integrate the Therapeutic Foods products into an established practice’s protocols, and therefore this week we will focus on the creation of a one pager (ok, maybe two) on Therapeutic Foods that is both usable and practical. And, I promise next week to get back to the probiotic-immune system relationship.
Notice of error: In last weeks email I made the statement that, “embedded in the mucus membranes were eosinophils, and basophils…” This is incorrect, as they are part of the circulating white blood cells of the innate immune system, joining with the other circulating white blood cells of this system— natural killer cells, monocytes, dendritic cells and neutrophils. Added to these circulating cells are the white blood cells of the adaptive immune system— the lymphocytes.
The Therapeutic Foods Platform
(in therapy and prevention)
The Therapeutic Foods Platform has been created to change the whole chemistry of the body so that it can express its full genetic potential.
Over millions of years, life on earth has evolved from a microbial world to more complex world of plants and animals and microbes. This is what we call evolution.
DeEvolution is the opposite—life moving away from the more complex species, back into a world made up of simpler organisms. Life on earth for many species has become unsustainable; many are moving down the slippery slope towards extinction. The human race is on this slippery slope. How is this possible?
Our human body is made up of 10 trillion human eukaryote cells. Beginning with the union of sperm and egg at conception, exponentially dividing cells differentiate into various tissues; systems designed to perform specific functions, untied together by genomic design for the survival of the human species.
Our bodies are under tremendous assault from the rising tide of pollution, increasingly virulent pathogens, poor life style and dietary choices, and high levels of stress. Our body’s protective-defense army of cells, our immune system has been overwhelmed; and, as a consequence, we are all experiencing the increased chronic illnesses within our families; diseases that bring suffering throughout the world today, in every human population.
“Nutrition plays a significant role in the onset and progression of 6 of the 10 leading causes of death” (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).
Blood Glucose Management: For elevated blood sugar level such as is found in Insulin Resistant Syndrome and Diabetes can be significantly lowered with the Therapeutic Foods Chromium with Beet.
Protocol: Take one capsule BID to lower blood glucose levels. We also suggest using the Beta Glucan Synbiotic Formula because of its low glycemic index to assist in managing the absorption of sugars into the systemic circulation. Take 1 Tbl BID with meals.
Cardiovascular Health: properly managed cholesterol levels are important markers for cardiovascular health. The goal is to lower LDLs (expecially oxidized LDL), lower triglyceride, and to raise HDL (good cholesterol) levels.
Protocol: The Beta Glucan Synbiotic Formula, through the concentration of beta glucan soluble fiber, lowers LDL levels. The red beetroot through its betalain molecules lowers triglyceride and raises HDL levels. Take 1-2 Tbl per day. The Cruciferous Sprout Complex through its glucosinolates increases the genomic transcription of Phase II Proteins, some of which are enzymes that raise HDL levels and lower oxidized LDL levels. Take 1 tsp per day (or 4 capsule
Osteoskeletal System: Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis are endemic to North American populations. Protocol: Fructo Borate Complex increases bone density and reduces inflammation in arthritic joints. For Osteoporosis take 1-2 capsule daily. For Osteoarthritis take 1-2 BID depended on severity. Clinical note: the Fructo Borate has been discovered to provide other healing benefits such as hormonal balancing, stimulating the production of SOD, anti-inflammatory in cases of respiratory congestion, helps in the absorption of Ca and Mg, increases vitamin D levels in the blood and much more.
Antioxidant Support: Oxidative stress, an excess of free radicals in the body, is causative to many of today leading chronic degenerative disease, including cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Protocols: The Wild Blueberry Extract provides 8000 ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbent Capacity) per gram! The Wild Blueberry Daily gives 4000 ORAC per gram! Both products supply the daily requirement of ORAC and are considered a daily must in the Therapeutic Foods platform. Seven servings of fruits and vegetable equates to 2500 ORAC. Cruciferous Sprout Complex stimulates production of Phase II Proteins, which are powerful antioxidants and detoxification enzymes. Take 1tsp or 4 capsules per day. Fructo Borate Complex stimulates the body’s production of SOD. Take one a day.
Inflammation Management: Chronic inflammation leads to many of today’s chronic illnesses. The Wild Blueberry Daily and the Wild Blueberry Extract reduces NF Kappa beta, COX-2 and lipid oxidation. Take one capsule per day. All of the probiotic formulas are anti-inflammatory as they assist in the detox of heavy metals, the neutralization of free radicals, and the balancing of an over reactive immune system.
Gastrointestinal Health: All of the Therapeutic Foods synbiotic formulas are excellent source of hardy organism that are known to protect, detoxify and heal. The Original Synbiotic Formula, the Beta Glucan Synbiotic Formula and the Supernatant Synbiotic Formula provide good lactic acid bacteria and fiber. The High ORAC Synbiotic Formula, the Triple Berry Probiotic Formula and the Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic Formula provide good bacteria, berries and fiber. The Number 7 Systemic Booster provides good bacteria, berries, fiber, and nutricueticals such as Fructo Borate, vitamin D, folate, carnitine and carnisine. Take 1 to 2 tsp per day, or 1-2 capsules per day.
The Organic Garlic, Freeze Dried is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial yet doesn’t hurt the good bacteria in the gut. Take 1 or more capsules per day.
Neurological Health: the brain is the center of our universe and must be protected first and foremost. Blueberry has been called the brain berry because of its enhancing mental acuity through protecting against excessive oxidation and inflammation in the brain and its ability to stimulate neuron regeneration. Take one capsule a day of either the Wild Blueberry Daily for prevention, and after intensive therapy. Take 1-4 of the Wild Blueberry Extract for two to four months depending on the severity of the condition. For Children, we suggest the Triple Berry Probiotic Formula to protect their delicate brain tissue and of course their GI tract.
Energy Booster: Take 1 tsp per day of the No. 7 Systemic Booster designed to boost and protect many of our body’s systems (one tsp a day). Together with the Wild Blueberry Daily (one capsule daily) and the Cruciferous Sprouts (one tsp or four capsules three times a week), the three products create a powerful protective and healing protocol.
Immunological Health: Due to the level of assault on our bodies today, the immune system should be diligently supported. Consistently take any of the Therapeutic Foods synbiotic formulas we discussed above. For under the weather feeling consider the No. 7 or the Supernatant along with the Organic Garlic. The High ORAC is a calming GI tract formula, and the Original is great for daily protection of the immune system. Learn more in the library about these powerful synbiotic combinations!
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Clinical Note: Finally, we have brought out our Cruciferous Sprouts Complex in a capsule form. Four capsules are equivalent to one teaspoon of the powder. There are 120 capsules in a bottle. It is available beginning next Monday.
The Last Quiz Answer: This is a chimp stocking up on some figs in the Iteri Forest in the heart of the Congo.
Next week we will be back into the modulating effects of probiotic on the immune system. This is a complicated business that I will attempt to make clear. Online there are wonderful educational videos on the different aspects of the immune system. This green fact shows live cells eating up stuff… Enjoy!