A new book (Do you believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine) just came into the market 4 days ago, presenting a scathing attack on the nutriceutical industry and alternative medicine. It is by Paul Offit whose is Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Offit advises, “There is no such thing as alternative medicine. There is only medicine that works and medicine that doesn’t.” I don’t think we have a problem with that. One might ask, how is mainstream medicine doing with chronic diseases? How about let’s practicing integrative medicine taking the best practices from both worlds.
The reality is that over the last ten years there have been revolutionary discoveries of the role that specific phytonutrients have on physiology. The power of certain food components to protect and heal our bodies is mounting. There are thousands of clinical studies now available indicating their positive health benefit. Just think about the exciting field of Nutrigenomics and the evidence based medical studies coming from their work at UC Davis. Very powerful stuff.
That being said, I would like over the coming weeks to associate each of our Therapeutic Foods Products with various studies, for that in fact is how we built them. Let’s start with our Fructo Borate Complex.
Militaru C. et al, Oral resveratrol and calcium fructoborate supplementation in subjects with stable angina pectoris: Effect on lipid profiles, inflammation markers, and quality of life, Nutrition, Vol. 29, Issue 1, pages 178- 183, January 2013.
By clicking on the above study you will see that Fructo Borate was most effective over a 60 day period in reducing high-sensitivity C-reactive protein by 39.7%. And that the resveratrol was most effective in reducing N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide. The 2 of them together were most effective in reducing angina.
In our earlier studies on Fructo Borate Complex which can be found in the BioImmersion Library. Fructo Borate reduced osteroporosis swelling and pain in over 70% of trail patients. That is at the dosage level of 2 capsule per day. It also protects against osteoporisis. As far as steroid hormones go it increases blood levels of testosterone, DHEA and Vitamin D3. It severe cases take 2 BID.
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Two iguanas sharing a meal—a crab— or an example of synbiogenesis? It is actually the later. This photo was capture from the BBC documentary, the Galapagos. And, if you could see a few more frames you would realize that the crab is cleaning parasites from the iguana—essentially having dinner, while the iguanas are receiving facials. Actions benefiting the survival of both species. Here is an amazing and enriching interview with the founder of Synbiogenesis Lynn Margolin.