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Reduce blood sugar levels with polyphenols!

Americans have a serious problem with chronic hyperglycemia.

Untreated hyperglycemia can cause long-term complications. These include:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Nerve damage (neuropathy)
  • Kidney damage (diabetic nephropathy) or kidney failure
  • Damage to the blood vessels of the retina (diabetic retinopathy), potentially leading to blindness
  • Clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye (cataract)
  • Feet problems caused by damaged nerves or poor blood flow that can lead to serious infections, and in some severe cases, amputation
  • Bone and joint problems
  • Skin problems, including bacterial infections, fungal infections and non-healing wounds
  • Teeth and gum infections

What are its causes?  There are multiple, and some may surprise you.

The diet for many Americans contains an overwhelming amount of carbohydrates, with a high proportion coming from added sugars.  To give you an idea, the annual added sugar intake has been reported to range from over 50 lb (median value) in the Dutch population to 142 lb in Americans (Wells & Buzby, 2008).

This means that almost every meal is followed by hyperglycemic conditions.  Recent studies indicate that hyperglycemia induces overproduction of Superoxide Anion (O2-) by the mitochondrial electron transport chain (Node & Inoue, 2009).  O2- is known as a primary free radical, because it converts either spontaneously or through enzymatic assistance into H2O2, peroxynitrite or hydroxyl radical (Gutowski & Kowalczyk, 2014).

Intervention aiming to reduce postprandial hyperglycemia are thus believed to benefit health through prevention of oxidative stress from glucose-overloaded mitochondria.

No. 4 Systemic Booster: Weight-less accomplishes this in two ways: WL Photo 2

  • It contains a powerful mix of wild crafted brown seaweed extracts of Ascophyllum nodosum (kelp) and Fucus vesiculosus (bladderwrack) along with 7-Keto DHEA.
  • These phlorotannin extracts are a class of polyphenols found exclusively in brown seaweed that act on amylase and glucosidase enzymes to optimize post-meal blood glucose and insulin responses.
  • Brown seaweed phlorotannins have a high Total ORAC and the extracts in Weight-less showed the highest antioxidant potency against superoxide anion of all antioxidants tested.
  • Dosage:  take one capsule 20 minutes before your meals.

Since post-meal glycemic fluctuations lead to oxidative stress, these results suggest that Weight-less could have a superior action against free radicals by preventing post-meal hyperglycemia as well as having a direct scavenging action.

References

  • Gutowski, M., & Kowalczyk, S. (2013). A study of free radical chemistry: their role and pathophysiological significance. Acta Biochimica Polonica, 60(1).
  • Node, K., & Inoue, T. (2009). Postprandial hyperglycemia as an etiological factor in vascular failure. Cardiovascular Diabetology, 8(1), 23.
  • 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.
  • Wells, H. F., & Buzby, J. C. (2008). Dietary assessment of major trends in US food consumption, 1970-2005. Washington: US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

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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In our next Forward Thinking newsletter we will look at how fat causes insulin resistance and therefore hyperglycemia.

 

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Dear Friends

Viral infections? Don’t forget to add Chlorella to your protocol.
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Historically, Chlorella is known as a superfood with a wide range of phytochemicals such as carotenoids, vitamins, polysaccharides, and essential fatty acids. Since the 1950s, Chlorella has been found to have antimicrobial properties, akin to antibiotics (Borowitzka, 1986, 1995, respectively). A more recent study by Kwak and associates demonstrates Chlorella’s ability to boost several markers of the immune system.

An 8-week randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study of Chlorella (5g) was conducted to see the immune/inflammation response in healthy humans. Kwak et al. (2012) primarily measured the cytotoxic activities of Natural Killer (NK) cells and serum concentrations of interferon-y, interleukin-1ß and interleukin-12, and found significant increases.

These results suggest a beneficial immune-stimulatory effect of short-term supplementation of Chlorella which enhances the NK cell activity and produces interferon-γ and interleukin-12 as well as interleukin-1β, the Th-1 cell-induced cytokines in healthy people.

As a short-term supplementation for immune stimulatory effect: 8-10 tablets of Chlorella. For maintenance, 4-6 tablets.

References

Borowitzka, M. A. (1995). Microalgae as sources of pharmaceuticals and other biologically active compounds. Journal of Applied Phycology7(1), 3-15. Abstract

Borowitzka, M. A. (1986). Micro-algae as sources of fine chemicals. Microbiological sciences3(12), 372-375. Abstract

Kwak, J. H., Baek, S. H., Woo, Y., Han, J. K., Kim, B. G., Kim, O. Y., & Lee, J. H. (2012). Beneficial immunostimulatory effect of short-term Chlorella supplementation: enhancement of natural killer cell activity and early inflammatory response (randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial). Nutrition journal11(1), 53. https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2891-11-53
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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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

Still dealing with the flu? Chest cold? Coughing?
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We suggest a second consideration of Weight-Less.

What possible food has powerful anti-microbial abilities against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, and of course, promotes weight-loss, contains antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, and antitumor properties? AND all this, plus, insanely high ORAC antioxidant?

Brown algae, from the fucaceae family!

Weight Less is composed of two brown algae from the Fucaceae family: Ascophyllum nodosum, known as kelp, and Fucus vesiculosus, or bladderwrack. Pholorotannins extracted from these algae show some of the highest and richest phenolic content, performing many biological activities (Catarino, Silva, & Cardoso, 2017).

Sandsdalen et al. (2003) has shown that a fucophlorethol derivative isolated from F. vesiculosus (bladderwrack) has a potent antimicrobial against Gram-positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureusStaphylococcus epidermidis, and Gram-negative bacteria, such as Escherichia coliProteus mirabilisPseudomonas aeruginosa, reducing their growth by 85% compared to controls.

A purified phlorotannin extract of A. nodosum is also shown to have potent anti-microbial properties against E. coli (Wang at al., 2009).

Together with 7 Keto, Weight-Less is a smart tool for immune boosting during the flu season. Boost treatment with Garlic and No 7.

References

Catarino, M. D., Silva, A., & Cardoso, S. M. (2017). Fucaceae: A source of bioactive phlorotannins. International journal of molecular sciences, 18(6), 1327. Article

Sandsdalen, E., Haug, T., Stensvåg, K., & Styrvold, O. B. (2003). The antibacterial effect of a polyhydroxylated fucophlorethol from the marine brown alga, Fucus vesiculosus. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology19(8), 777-782. Abstract

Wang, Y., Xu, Z., Bach, S. J., & McAllister, T. A. (2009). Sensitivity of Escherichia coli to seaweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) phlorotannins and terrestrial tannins. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences22(2), 238-245. Article

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

No. 7 brings together the power of the polyphenols with pedigreeds strains of probiotics.
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A reduced life span is an outcome associated with many prevalent diseases, including diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure. In seeking to prevent these diseases, many researchers have looked into potential therapeutic benefits of naturally occurring compounds.

AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a major metabolic-sensing protein implicated in the prevention of metabolic disorders, or in minimizing the effects thereof, via the regulation of both upstream and downstream target molecules.

In the field of food and nutrition, the current focus lies in the finding of components that activate AMPK. AMPK is a serine/threonine protein kinase and is activated by several natural compounds, including resveratrol, epigallocatechin gallate, berberine, and quercetin. AMPK activation can induce ATP (adenosine triphosphate) generation through pathways such as glycolysis and β-oxidation. By contrast, ATP-consuming pathways, including fatty acid and cholesterol syntheses, and gluconeogenesis, are suppressed by AMPK activation.

The No. 7 Systemic Booster suggestion daily dose:  1 tsp.

Food Science

We used to think of the colon as a storage place for fecal matter, on its way out, whose function was to reabsorb water and minerals.  Now, thru the worldwide research on the human microbiome, we understand that the colon is home to another digestive organ in our body- the GI Microbiome, whose metabolic capacity is 100 fold that of our liver.

A healthy gut microbiome residing in the colon is “the organ” in our body that consumes the fibers (inulins, pectins, beta glucans, resistant starches) and polyphenols in our diet as food, breaking down the longer phenolic chains into shorter ones that are more bioavailable, enabling these phytochemicals to enter into our body and hometically supply their multitude of benefits towards the health of all bodily systems.

Therefore, seeding the digestive system with proven probiotic organisms and bringing in a healthy mix of plants, berries and fruits into your diet is an absolute must for health now and for health long in one’s old age.

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

 

©2005 – 2018 BioImmersion Inc. All Rights Reserved

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.

 

 

Original Synbiotic: 1 tsp. dailyOriginal Photo 4

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:

Globe_Home 3

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

 

©2005 – 2018 BioImmersion Inc. All Rights Reserved