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Phyto Power is a wildcrafted wonder from Alaska.  Grown in harsh yet pure and fertile environments, Alaskan wild berries and plants are strong and potent (Grace et al., 2014).

Alaskan potent wildcrafted berries and plants supply an abundance of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial factors shown to promote and maintain a healthy functioning body (Grace et al., 2014; Youself et al., 2013).

In fact, Dinstel et al. (2013) found the antioxidant levels of Alaska’s wild berries to be extremely high. Alaska wild berries ranged from 3 to 5 times higher in ORAC values than cultivated berries from the lower 48 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 even increased.

There is abundance research in the peer-reviewed journals today on health benefits of the individual constituents within Phyto Power as being important to consider for a whole host of conditions—from metabolic syndrome, to cognitive decline, to fatty liver, to high blood pressure, etc … in this Forward Thinking we will focus on cancer.

Therapeutic Food Protocol for Cancer Support.

Food Science

Blueberries, Rose hip, and Dandelion show a great potential as a daily nutritional supplement due to vast research on their effect on different cancers. For example, blueberries are shown to inhibit growth and metastatic potential (Adams et al., 2010), and manage gastrointestinal tract cancers (Bishayee et al., 2016). Rose hip has shown to effect human brain cell proliferation (Cagle et al., 2012) and antiproliferation effect on Caco-2 human colon cancer (Jiménez et al., 2016), while Dandelion was found to induce apoptosis in drug-resistant human melanoma cells (Chatterjee et al., 2011; see also Hu et al., 2003 and Jeon et al., 2008, for further reading on dandelion). Research has shown great promise for their various effects on cancer.

Phyto Power is comprised of several species of wildcrafted blueberries, Rose hips, and Dandelions. Growing wild and strong in remote areas of Alaska, these berries and plants are handpicked at the peak of their phytonutrient potential. For centuries, indigenous tribes of Alaskan natives have used these power-filled berries and plants for their daily meals as well as ceremonial and medicinal purposes.

Phyto Power is potent because of its Alaskan red Rose hip fruit and seeds, blue-purple blueberries, with twigs and leaves, and the Dandelion’s green leaves, stems, roots, and yellow flowers. These vibrant phytochemicals protect and enhance the health of both plants and humans (Joseph, Nadeau, & Underwood, 2003). James Duke’s (2000) substantial USDA phytochemical database was compiled to illustrate how (and why) the world of plants heals and protects (p. 2).

Bibliography

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  • Bishayee, A., Haskell, Y., Do, C., Siveen, K.S., Mohandas, N., Sethi, & G., Stoner, G.D. (2016). Potential Benefits of Edible Berries in the Management of Aerodigestive and Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers: Preclinical and Clinical Evidence. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr, 56(10), 1753-75.
  • Cagle, P., Idassi, O., Carpenter, J., Minor, R., Goktepe, I., & Martin, P. (2012). Effect of Rosehip (Rosa canina) extracts on human brain tumor cell proliferation and apoptosis. Journal of Cancer Therapy,3(5), 13.
  • Chatterjee, S.J., Ovadje, P. Mousa, M., Hamm, C., & Pandey, S. (2011). The efficacy of dandelion root extract in inducing apoptosis in drug-resistant human melanoma cells. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med, 129045. doi: 10.1155/2011/129045.
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Sincerely yours,

Seann

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