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Dear Doctor

Cognitive decline is a serious issue. And estimate of 16 million people live with cognitive impairment.  Over 5.1 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease (CDC, 2014; 2011). In 2019, Marcum et al.’s survey found that most people are aware of the risks associated with getting dementia but do not know what to do.

James Joseph and Shukitt-Hale have studied blueberries and brain health for many years (e.g., 2010). Their research studies have confirmed that a daily supplementation of blueberries reverse age-related deficits in different groups of aged rats (2019). Both Travica et al. (2019) and Dodd et al. (2019) found blueberry supplementation in adults and children improve cognition performance, and in particular, improve short – and long-term memory.

Wilhelmina Kalt has also led many research teams to study the power of blueberries (e.g., 2013). In a recent article, her team (2019) reviewed current research on the health benefits of blueberries and concluded that it is widely agreed that regular consumption of blueberries can be unconditionally recommended.

Blueberries contain large amounts of phytochemicals, and in particular, blueberries are abundant with anthocyanin pigments, which according to Kalt et al. (2019) makes the greatest impact on brain health.

Our Blueberry Extract is highly concentrated: 80 kilos make 1 kilo of extract – a powerhouse of anthocyanins for brain health. Furthermore, the Blueberry Extract is pure: 100% free of any fillers, excipients or flowing agents.

1-2 capsules twice daily for two weeks to start an intensive program, and 1 capsule a day as a maintenance.

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References:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). Cognitive impairment: a call for action now 2011.
  • Dodd, G. F., Williams, C. M., Butler, L. T., & Spencer, J. P. (2019). Acute effects of flavonoid-rich blueberry on cognitive and vascular function in healthy older adults. Nutrition and Healthy Aging, (Preprint), 1-14.Article
  • Kalt, W., Cassidy, A., Howard, L. R., Krikorian, R., Stull, A. J., Tremblay, F., & Zamora-Ros, R. (2019). Recent Research on the Health Benefits of Blueberries and Their Anthocyanins. Advances in Nutrition.Article
  • Kalt, W., Lawand, C., Ryan, D. A., McDonald, J. E., Donner, H., & Forney, C. F. (2003). Oxygen radical absorbing capacity, anthocyanin and phenolic content of highbush blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) during ripening and storage. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science128(6), 917-923. Article
  • Krikorian, R., Shidler, M. D., Nash, T. A., Kalt, W., Vinqvist-Tymchuk, M. R., Shukitt-Hale, B., & Joseph, J. A. (2010). Blueberry supplementation improves memory in older adults. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry58(7), 3996-4000.Article
  • Marcum, Z. A., Hohl, S. D., Gray, S. L., Barthold, D., Crane, P. K., & Larson, E. B. (2019). Brain health and dementia prevention: A mixed-method analysis. American journal of health behavior43(2), 300-310.Abstract
  • Shukitt-Hale, B., Thangthaeng, N., Miller, M. G., Poulose, S. M., Carey, A. N., & Fisher, D. R. (2019). Blueberries Improve Neuroinflammation and Cognition differentially Depending on Individual Cognitive baseline Status. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A74(7), 977-983.Abstract
  • Travica, N., D’Cunha, N. M., Naumovski, N., Kent, K., Mellor, D. D., Firth, J., … & Marx, W. (2019). The effect of blueberry interventions on cognitive performance and mood: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Brain, behavior, and immunity.Abstract

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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Transformation to healthy diets by 2050 will require substantial dietary shifts.  Global consumption of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes will have to double, and consumption of foods such as red meat and sugar will have to be reduced by more than 50%. A diet rich in plant-based foods and with fewer animal source foods confers both improved health and environmental benefits.  (Walter Willett MD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2019)

COVID’s Wake Up Call

April 26, 2020

Dear Doctors

The good news is the wake up call from COVID-19:  We must fundamentally change the way we are relating to and treating Mother Earth.

Last week as we celebrated Earth Day we were reminded of the quote by Chief Seattle:

Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the children of the earth.  If we spit upon the ground we spit upon ourselves… The earth does not belong to us; we belong to the earth.

We have spit on the ground with our air pollution, factory farms, monocultural agriculture, overly indulgent diets,  too much stress and the list goes on. We created a situation where out-of-control virulent pathogens can emerge and meet with our weakened immune systems, resulting in our COVID-19 Pandemic.

The ultimate cure is to clean up our environment and faulty life style habits: use clean energy, practice eco-agriculture, eliminate factory farms, and eat a primarily organic plant based diet.  In the following two photos, the first from India and the second from China we can clearly see that the COVID-19 quarantine has brought about an amazing cleaning of air pollution.

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China air pollution cleaned

Therapeutic Food Supplements are plant-based and formulated according to scientific research to provide the exact nutrients that powerfully support our immune system and strengthen our health.

References:

  • Mackenzie, J. S., & Smith, D. W. (2020). COVID-19: a novel zoonotic disease caused by a coronavirus from China: what we know and what we don’t. Microbiology Australia, 41(1), 45-50.
  • Subramaniam, B. (2020). Earth Day Reflections: Hope Amid the Pandemic. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 8(15), 5817.

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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Environmental Working Group (EWG) mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment.  With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.

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

Personal products can add a heavy toxic load on the body. A recent research shows that the accumulative burden of personal products, perfumes, air refreshers, pesticides (gardens and lawns), printing inks, and adhesive contribute to one-half of emitted VOCs (volatile organic compounds) (Stevens-Long & Bardell, 2018). This means that all the products we use in our daily life contribute the same amount of toxins as air pollution from automobiles.

Our daily products for face, body, home and garden can add up to a lot of chemicals. If you have not had much time to help your patients choose cleaner products, our best product list can be a great starting point.

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Now that we have a little time on our hands, check out Dr. Bardell’s 2020 best personal care product list. We have outlined some of the best, cleanest, and most effective product lines.

References:

  • McDonald, B. C., de Gouw, J. A., Gilman, J. B., Jathar, S. H., Akherati, A., Cappa, C. D., … & Cui, Y. Y. (2018). Volatile chemical products emerging as largest petrochemical source of urban organic emissions. Science359(6377), 760-764. Article
  • Stevens-Long, J., & Bardell, D. (2018). Living well dying well: A practical guide to choices, costs, and consequences. Fielding University Press: Santa Barbara, CA.

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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Stand By Me/Playing For Change/Song Around the World

Give yourself a fabulous musical treat: click on the above link.

 

Dear Doctor

Dohrea and I want to wish you from the bottom of our heart a happy Passover and a happy Easter.

We know how hard you work in your practices to heal your patients and make the world a better place.  You are our heroes.

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We love you, we thank you, and we are here for you.

 

Best to you,

Seann Bardell and Dohrea 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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