Regularity Support

Dear Doctor

Let’s face it, we are not eating enough fiber. Recent published reviews continue to highlight the connection between eating enough fiber, especially from plants, to lower cholesterol and improve heart health.

Statins are prescribed to lower cholesterol, however, there are side-effects that are not tolerable.

Two review from the USA and the UK summarize our need to increase fiber, especially the kind that lowers cholesterol, like beta glucan.

In the USA, Dr. Ghada Soliman, an associate professor of Nutrition in the Department of Environmental, Occupational and Geospatial Health Sciences, concludes her review of the literature that higher intake of fiber can in fact lower the need for statins. Some people may need statins but in much lower dosage.

Here are other fiber functions in the article by Ghada A. Soliman:

Dietary fiber has several protective effects against chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, inflammatory bowel syndrome, diverticular disease, obesity, and colorectal cancer in the age-adjusted analysis [77,78,79,80,81,82,83,84]. For example, insoluble fiber binds to and adsorbs carcinogens, mutagens, and toxins, and therefore, prevents their harmful effects to the body, by preventing the toxins absorption and targeting them for elimination [83,85,86]. Other fiber properties include delayed colonic transit time, prolonged post-meal satiety and satiation, and induction of cholecystokinin satiety hormone [87,88]. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics position on fiber intake is to increase consumption of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, nuts and legumes, and that dietary fiber is associated with risk reduction of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and select cancer types [89].

In the UK, Dr Charlotte Elizabeth Evans, an associate professor in nutritional epidemiology and public health nutrition, speaks highly of high fiber intake and the positive association between fiber and health benefits such as cardio-vascular health (2019).

Dietary fibre and cardiovascular health: a review of current evidence and policy

Charlotte Elizabeth Louise Evans:

Dietary fibre comprises many different, mainly plant-based, compounds that are not fully digested in the human gut. Insoluble fibres include cellulose, hemi-celluloses and lignin and soluble fibres include pectins, β-glucan and hydro-colloids. In the UK, the daily recommended amount has increased to 30 g but only 13 % of men and 4 % of women meet this recommendation. Currently the mean intake for adults is 21 g for men and 17 g for women. There is a wealth of epidemiological evidence based on systematic reviews of trials and cohorts to support the higher fibre recommendation. This includes evidence of reductions in the risk for CVD (both heart disease and stroke) and lower risk of type 2 diabetes, lower blood pressure, lower LDL-cholesterol, as well as some cancers. Beneficial effects of fibre operate via a diverse range of mechanisms throughout the digestive system including the mouth, stomach and small and large intestine; some of which are still not completely understood. The updated recommendation for fibre is a long way from a typical British diet and requires several daily portions of fruit and vegetables and wholegrain foods. Improving dietary fibre intakes will require a variety of actions and policies from stakeholders; however, there is currently more of a focus on reducing sugar than increasing fibre. In order to increase the number of adults meeting the fibre recommendation, social marketing and labeling of high-fibre foods are warranted as well as reformulation and wider availability of wholegrain versions of popular foods. 

References

  • Evans, C. E. L. (2019). Dietary fibre and cardiovascular health: a review of current evidence and policy. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 1-7.Article
  • Soliman, G. A. (2019). Dietary Fiber, Atherosclerosis, and Cardiovascular Disease. Nutrients11(5), 1155. Article

Beta Glucan Synbiotic: High Potency Cardiovascular and Metabolic Support provides these highly beneficial beta glucan and other important dietary fibers from beetroot and inulin from chicory root along with key pedigreed probiotic bacteria.

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To your health,

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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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)

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Dear Friends

Cellular Senescence means that cells cannot divide due to multiple reasons,  with inflammation posing as one of the greatest. Cellular Senescence hastens the development of chronic diseases like cardiovascular, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, dementias, cancer, immune and kidney dysfunction, IBD, and osteoarthritis among many others.

Current research has shown that certain plant polyphenols (i.e. quercetin and fisetin) are strong senolytic agents (molecules that stop senescence), and have exciting potential  for reducing and preventing senescence, which reduces the risk for developing chronic disease, and even reverses the onset of chronic illnesses and geriatric syndrome.  Research is now focused on the utilization of senolytic molecules in therapies.

The No. 7 Systemic Booster: the New Longevity contains both of these powerful phenolic flavonoids, quercetin and fisetin, within its high-active fruits and vegetables.  Daily dosing at 1 tsp supports the body’s ability to to fight against chronic disease.  (See Further Notes below)

 

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Further notes on cellular senescence: 

Chronic low-grade inflammation (LGI) in the body is an etiological factor in chronic disease and it is also a causative force in cells going into senescence.  Cellular senescence is characterized as a state where cells: (1) lose their ability to divide and renew their healthy functionality; (2) become resistant to apoptosis (cell death); and  (3) increase their production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and secret into their external environment pro-inflammatory cytokines, bradykines, prostenoids, miRNAs, damage-associated molecular pattern proteins (DAMPs), and other pro-inflammatory mediators, chemokines that attract immune cells.  In other words, these cells create more inflammation; more collateral damage that can lead to pathology.  This condition is called a senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP).

Senescent cells have been identified at sites of pathology in multiple diseases.  They accumulate in adipose tissue in diabetes and with age-related metabolic dysfunction, osteoarthritic joints, the aorta in vascular hypo-reactivity and atherosclerosis and the lung in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.  Transplantation of small numbers senescent cells around the knee joint can cause osteoarthritis (Zhu, Y., et al. 2015).

Therefore, the discovery of strong senolytic molecules  present in certain vegetables and fruits that  are able to delay, prevent, or alleviate a number of chronic  diseases is very exciting. The No. 7 Systemic Booster: the New Longevity is a great starting point to reduce inflammation and deeply nourish our cells with the nutrients they need to function healthily.

References:

  • Kirkland, J. L., & Tchkonia, T. (2017). Cellular senescence: a translational perspective. EBioMedicine, 21, 21-28.
  • Zhu, Y., Doornebal, E. J., Pirtskhalava, T., Giorgadze, N., Wentworth, M., Fuhrmann-Stroissnigg, H., … & Kirkland, J. L. (2017). New agents that target senescent cells: the flavone, fisetin, and the BCL-XL inhibitors, A1331852 and A1155463. Aging (Albany NY), 9(3), 955.
  • Zhu, Y., Tchkonia, T., Pirtskhalava, T., Gower, A. C., Ding, H., Giorgadze, N., … & O’Hara, S. P. (2015). The Achilles’ heel of senescent cells: from transcriptome to senolytic drugs. Aging cell, 14(4), 644-658.

To your health,

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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Our findings here give support for the speculation that these agents [senolytics] may one day be used for treating cardiovascular disease, frailty, loss of resilience, including delayed recovery or dysfunction after chemotherapy or radiation, neurodegenerative disorders, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, other bone and joint disorders, and adverse phenotypes related to chronologic aging.  Theoretically, other conditions such as diabetes and metabolic disorders, visual impairment, chronic lung disease, liver disease, renal and genitourinary dysfunction, skin disorders, and cancers could be alleviated with senolytics (Zhu,Y. et al., 2017).

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Be Regular is back

June 12, 2019

Dear Doctor

We are excited for our Be Regular is back in.  Thank you so much for your patience.  We all have missed it!!!

For those of you new to this product, the Be Regular is a gluten free, global blend of indigenous organic seeds, originating in ancient cultures from all around the world. The five organic seeds provide gentle yet effective fiber for everyday regularity.*

One scoop of Be Regular offers over 7 grams of fiber towards your 25 to 35 grams a day.*  It is organic, vegan, kosher, non GMO, and gluten free.

Therapeutic Food Support:

Be Regular is comprised of organic whole seeds: Amaranth, Quinoa, Buckwheat, Chia and Millet (which some think of as also a grain). The Aztec people developed amaranth; the Incas raised Quinoa, while buckwheat was native in Asia, parts of Europe and the USA. Chia is a revered seed that is native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. Millets are a group of indigenous small-seeded grasses, especially known in Africa and Asia but are cultivated and enjoyed all over the world.

Adding a tablespoon or two of Be Regular to your morning shakes, cereals, baked goods, and even soups adds dietary fiber and nutrients for daily regular bowel movements (American Dietetic Association, 2008; Seal & Brownlee, 2015), and contributes positively to a host of health benefits such as cardiovascular health, reduction of fatty liver (van Gijssel et al., 2016; Georgoulis et al., 2014; Grooms et al., 2013, respectively), lasting energy, weight management and much more (de Vries et al., 2016; Albertson et al., 2016; Lambeau et al., 2017).*

References:

  • American Dietetic Association (2008). Position of the American Dietetic Association: Health implications of Dietary Fiber. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 108(10), 1716-1731. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jada.2008.08.007
  • van Gijssel, R.M., Braun, K.V., Kiefte-de Jong, J.C., Jaddoe, V.W., Franco, O.H., Voortman, T.(2016). Associations between Dietary Fiber Intake in Infancy and Cardiometabolic Health at School Age: The Generation R Study. Nutrients. 8(9). DOI: 10.3390/nu8090531
  • Georgoulis, M., Kontogianni, M.D., Tileli, N., Margaritie, A., Fragopoulou, E., Tiniakos, D., Zafiropoulou, R., & Papatheodoridis, G. (2014). The impact of cereal grain consumption on the development and severity of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Eur J Nutr, 53(8), 1727-35. DOI: 10.1007/s00394-014-0679-y
  • Grooms, K. N., Ommerborn, M. J., Pham, D. Q., Djoussé, L., & Clark, C. R. (2013). Dietary fiber intake and cardiometabolic risks among US adults, NHANES 1999-2010. The American journal of medicine, 126(12), 1059-1067. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2013.07.023
  • de Vries, J., Birkett, A., Hulshof, T., Verbeke, K., Gibes, K. (2016). Effects of Cereal, Fruit and Vegetable Fibers on Human Fecal Weight and Transit Time: A Comprehensive Review of Intervention Trials.Nutrients, 8(3), 130. DOI: 10.3390/nu8030130
  • Albertson, A.M., Reicks, M., Joshi, N., Gugger, C.K.(2016). Whole grain consumption trends and associations with body weight measures in the United States: results from the cross sectional National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2012. Nutr J. 15, 8. DOI: 10.1016/j.jada.2006.06.003
  • Lambeau, K.V., McRorie, J.W. Jr.(2017). Fiber supplements and clinically proven health benefits: How to recognize and recommend an effective fiber therapy. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract, 29(4), 216-223. DOI: 10.1002/2327-6924.12447

To your health,

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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Kaiser Permantente has published a remarkable nutritional update for their 15,000 physicians who care for their 10 million members.  Kaiser is now telling doctors that healthy eating may best be achieved with a plant-based diet, defined as a regiment that “encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy and eggs as well as all refined and processed junk food (Tuso, 2013).”

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Dear Friends

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The Original Synbiotic is a daily probiotic for the whole family.

The Original probiotics are researched pedigreed strains of lactic acid bacteria that support the development of a healthy GI tract microbiome.

A healthy gut microbiome is dependent on strong and proven probiotics, such as the Original strains. The Original Synbiotic provides a powerful symbiotic combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus (ATCC 4356), Streptococcus thermophilus (ATCC 19258), Lactobacillus plantarum (ATCC 8014), Lactobacillus rhamnosus (ATCC 7469) and Bifidobacterium longum (ATCC 15707).

Our chosen probiotics are foundational ATCC strains shown in research to work together with human cells to perform many functions in the body. For example, these probiotic strains help the digestive system, support and balance the immune system, and enhance our nervous system by producing neurotransmitters. They reinforce the GI barrier function to protect us from xenobiotics and pathogens, even binding heavy metals. Moreover, they neutralize carcinogens such as those caused by heterocyclic amines found in blackened meat and elements such as nitrosamines in sausage. By acidifying the epithelial membrane, they enable the absorption of minerals such as calcium and magnesium more readily. And lastly, our chosen strains also support the important task of daily regularity (Syngia et al., 2016; Hardy et al., 2013; Figueroa‐González et al., 2011; Ng et al., 2009).

The Original Synbiotic suggested daily dose: one tsp daily.

Of the many beneficial functions needed to be performed by our probiotic friends, colonizing the GI tract membrane and thereby protecting from our body from pathogens and xenobiotics, is very important. Check out these studies on colonization (Toscano et al., 2017; Underwood et al., 2015; Panigrahi et al., 2008; De Champs et al., 2003; Sarem- Damerdji et al., 1995).

See the Original Synbiotic Monograph.

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/

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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Globe_Home 3In today’s world the level of assault on our bodies from pollution, pathogens, and stress is so high that we need powerful food supplements.  Our bodies, after all, know exactly what and how to utilize food for therapeutic purposes.

At BioImmersion, we created the Therapeutic Food Supplement line with a new medical framework in mind: the power and intelligence of food. Our Therapeutic Foods are indeed potent food supplements that behave intelligenly in the body – repairing, healing, protecting and preventing.

 

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Be Regular … be happy

August 17, 2017

Dear Friends
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A daily regular bowel movement is a difficult subject to discuss and hence remains a mystery: How do we achieve optimal bowel regularity?

Eating adequate amounts of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber is shown in research to increase bowel movement frequency and confer preventative support to chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular, fatty liver, diabetes and more.*

Be Regular is a gluten free, global blend of indigenous organic seeds, originating in ancient cultures from all around the world. The five organic seeds provide gentle yet effective fiber for everyday regularity.*

One scoop of Be Regular offers over 7 grams of fiber towards your 25 to 35 grams a day.*

Be Regular is Organic, Vegan, Kosher, Non GMO, and Gluten Free.

Food Science

Daily fiber intake is shown in research as one of the most important health requirements. However, optimum levels are rarely achieved, most Americans only consume about 15 g of fiber instead of the recommended 25 grams of fiber for adult women and 38 grams of fiber for adult men (American Dietetic Association, 2008; Kranz et al., 2017). Eating enough fiber is important for our physical health but also our financial health. A Canadian research team discovered that eating enough dietary fiber enhances health and reduces costs for health care (Abdula et al., 2015). This conclusion aligned with the research of Schmier et al. in 2014. The position of the American Dietetic is based on epidemiologic studies showing fiber offers protection against several chronic diseases such as cardiovascular, including blood pressure, lipid levels, and inflammation (p. 1719-20; Gabrial et al., 2016; Cooper et al., 2017). Data also show a correlating relationship between dietary fiber and cancer with studies supporting the theory that dietary fibers offer protection against cancer (ADA, 2008, p. 1723).*

Be Regular is a global blend of dietary fiber that is comprised of indigenous organic whole seeds: Amaranth, Quinoa, Buckwheat, Chia and Millet (which some think of as also a grain). The Aztec people developed amaranth; the Incas raised Quinoa, while buckwheat was native in Asia, parts of Europe and the USA. Chia is a revered seed that is native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. Millets are a group of indigenous small-seeded grasses, especially known in Africa and Asia but are cultivated and enjoyed all over the world.

These ancient seeds have been with us for thousands of years. The Be Regular five seeds are grown organically in the USA, and through a patented high pressure, heat-shearing process, the soluble fiber and nutrients of the five seeds are released to offer an ideal amount of plant-based protein, complex carbohydrates with low glycemic index, gentle dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, all easily digested.

Adding a tablespoon or two of Be Regular to your morning shakes, cereals, baked goods, and even soups adds dietary fiber and nutrients for daily regular bowel movements (American Dietetic Association, 2008; Seal & Brownlee, 2015), and contributes positively to a host of health benefits such as cardiovascular health, reduction of fatty liver (van Gijssel et al., 2016; Georgoulis et al., 2014; Grooms et al., 2013, respectively), lasting energy, weight management and much more (de Vries et al., 2016; Albertson et al., 2016; Lambeau et al., 2017).*

Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) was revered as sacred by the Incas, and rightly so as it is considered to be a super food. The quinoa plant was cultivated along the Andes for the last 7000 in challenging environments developing into highly nutrient seed (Vega-Gálvez  et al., 2010). Uniquely balanced in all nine essential amino acids needed for tissue development in humans, it is one of the best plant sources of proteins, with protein content of 15%, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, vitamin e, and omega oils (Abugoch, 2009; Graf et al., 2015; Nowak et al., 2016). Quinoa is higher in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, manganese, and zinc than wheat, barley, or corn. Quinoa is one of nature’s most complete foods. It’s glycemic load is 18. Since Quinoa is gluten free, it is a healthy dietary fiber for those who suffer celiac disease (Filho et al., 2017; Alvarez-Jubete et al., 2009). Because of its low glycemic index, quinoa and buckwheat offer an important nutritious food and dietary fiber to improve insulin resistance and offer glycemic control for type 2-diabetes (Gabrial et al., 2016). Quinoa and amaranth are also shown to have high amounts of antioxidant activity, phenolic and flavonoids power, and hence believed to offer anti-inflammatory and antioxidant potential (Nsima et al., 2008; Tang et al., 2016, 2015).*

Amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) was used by the Aztecs both for food and in their religious ceremonies. It has 12% protein and is high in lycine and methionine (amino acids), fiber (three times the fiber of wheat), iron (five times that of wheat), K, P and Ca (two times more than milk), Vitamin A and C. It is 90% digestible. Amaranth’s glycemic load is 21 (Mota et al., 2016; Nascimento et al., 2014). Amaranth is shown to have high dietary fiber for daily regularity (Lamothe et al., 2015), and is an excellent fiber for celiac disease (Ballabio et al., 2011). Amaranth confers many other health benefits, including decreasing plasma cholesterol levels and stimulating the immune system (Caselato-Sousa et al., 2015; Soares  et al., 2015; Czerwiński et al., 2004), and antioxidants and phenols to protect and support the liver (López et al., 2011). Amaranth is also found in research to contain phytochemical compounds as rutin, nicotiflorin, and peptides that offer antihypertensive and anticarcinogenic activities (Maldonado-Cervantes et al., 2010; Silva-Sánchez et al., 2008).*

Buckwheat ( Fagopyrum esculentum) is over 8000 years old as a human staple. The Yi people of China consume a diet high in Buckwheat. When researchers tested blood lipids of 805 Yi Chinese, they found that buckwheat intake was associated with lower total serum cholesterol, lower LDL, and high HDL (Kumar et al., 2015). Buckwheat is an excellent source of lysine, threonine, tryptophan and sulfur amino acids. Buckwheat’s glycemic load is 44, with high content of flavonoid (Quettier-Deleu et al., 2001), high rutin content in the bran (Gabrial et al., 2016; Bai et al., 2015, respectively), and even higher antioxidant activity of catechins (Watanabe, 1998). The buckwheat amino acid composition is contributed to its cholesterol lowering power, antihypertension effects, and dietary fiber for regularly (Li, 2001).*

Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) is a magical whole seed. It’s use as energy, life sustaining food dates back 5, 500 years. It is 20% protein, 25% dietary fiber, has an unusually high level of omega-3 and omega-6, vitamins, minerals and high source of antioxidants (Marchinek & Kreipcio, 2017; Chicco et al., 2009; Ulah et al., 2016). Aztec warriors subsisted primarily on Chia. It is called the running food: Native Americans running from the Colorado to the California coast to trade turquoise for seas shells would only bring Chia seeds for their nourishment (Sreeremya, 2017; Kreiter, 2005). Chia’s glycemic load is 1. Chia is shown in research to have good protein quality, improves lipid profiles and supports the liver (da Silva et al., 2016; Jin et al., 2012; Mohd Ali et al., 2012). The ancient seed of Chia is a great source of dietary fiber, a benefit for the whole digestive system (Ullah et al., 2016).*

Millet (Panicum Miliaceum) is an ancient seed that is over 10,000 old, a major source of food for energy (Habiyaremye et al., 2016; Saleh et al., 2013). A non-acid forming food, millet is easy to digest and considered to be one of the least allergenic seeds (Gupta et al., 2014). Proso Millet (panicum Miliaceum) contains significant amounts of amino acids, especially methionine and cysteine, demonstrating a protein quality of 51% higher than wheat. Millet is also found to contain dietary fiber, B Complex, vitamins (including niacin, thiamin, folic acid and riboflavin), minerals (Ca, Fe, K, Mg, Zn, P), and a significant amount of amino acids (especially methionine and cysteine), and lecithin (Amadou & Gounga, 2013; Gupta et al., 2014). Millet confers many health benefits due to its high nutrients quality and phytochemical profile (Pathak, 2013), including prevention of cancer (Zhang et al., 2014; Shahidi & Chandrasekara, 2013; Chandrasekara & Shahidi, 2011), diabetes (Kam et al., 2016), liver support (Nishizawa et al., 2002), and protection against degenerative diseases (Pathak, 2013). Millet is a staple food of the Hunzas, a society renowned for robust longevity. Millet’s glycemic load is 21.*

Be Regular can be mixed with Beta Glucan for the added benefit of oat beta glucan (99.98% gluten free) and red beet root for added dietary fiber and probiotics or taken with the Original Synbiotic Formula (100% gluten free) to add inulin fiber from chicory root and our excellent probiotics for daily regularity.

References:

Abdullah, M.M., Gyles, C.L., Marinangeli, C.P., Carlberg, J.G., Jones, P.J. (2015). Dietary fibre intakes and reduction in functional constipation rates among Canadian adults: a cost-of-illness analysis. Food Nutr Res, 59, 28646. Article

Abugoch James, L.E. (2009). Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.): composition, chemistry, nutritional, and functional properties. Adv Food Nutr Res, 58, 1-31. DOI: 10.1016/S1043-4526(09)58001-1

Albertson, A.M., Reicks, M., Joshi, N., Gugger, C.K. (2016). Whole grain consumption trends and associations with body weight measures in the United States: results from the cross sectional National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2012. Nutr J. 15, 8. DOI:10.1016/j.jada.2006.06.003

American Dietetic Association (2008). Position of the American Dietetic Association: Health implications of Dietary Fiber. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 108(10), 1716-1731. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jada.2008.08.007

Bai, C.Z., Feng, M.L., Hao, X.L., Zhong, Q.M., Tong, L.G., Wang, Z.H. (2015). Rutin, quercetin, and free amino acid analysis in buckwheat (Fagopyrum) seeds from different locations. Genet Mol Res, 14(4), 19040-8. DOI:10.4238/2015.December.29.11

Ballabio, C., Uberti, F., Di Lorenzo, C., Brandolini, A., Penas, E., Restani, P. (2011). Biochemical and immunochemical characterization of different varieties of amaranth (Amaranthus L. ssp.) as a safe ingredient for gluten-free products. J Agric Food Chem. 59(24):12969-74. DOI: 10.1021/jf2041824

Caselato-Sousa VM, Amaya-Farfán J. (2012). State of knowledge on amaranth grain: a comprehensive review. J Food Sci, 77(4), R93-104. DOI:10.1111/j.1750-3841.2012.02645X

Chicco, A.G., D’Alessandro, M.E., Hein, G.J., Oliva, M.E., Lombardo, Y.B. (2009). Dietary chia seed (Salvia hispanica L.) rich in alpha-linolenic acid improves adiposity and normalises hypertriacylglycerolaemia and insulin resistance in dyslipaemic rats. Br J Nutr, 101(1), 41-50. DOI:10.1017/S000711450899053X

Cooper, D.N., Kable, M.E., Marco, M.L., De Leon, A., Rust, B., Baker, J.E. … Keim, N.L. (2017). The Effects of Moderate Whole Grain Consumption on Fasting Glucose and Lipids, Gastrointestinal Symptoms, and Microbiota. Nutrients, 9(2). DOI:10.3390/nu9020173

Czerwiński, J., Bartnikowska, E., Leontowicz, H., Lange, E., Leontowicz, M., Katrich, E., … & Gorinstein, S. (2004). Oat (Avena sativa L.) and amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) meals positively affect plasma lipid profile in rats fed cholesterol-containing diets. The Journal of nutritional biochemistry, 15(10), 622-629. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnutbio.2004.06.002

de Vries, J., Birkett, A., Hulshof, T., Verbeke, K., Gibes, K. (2016). Effects of Cereal, Fruit and Vegetable Fibers on Human Fecal Weight and Transit Time: A Comprehensive Review of Intervention Trials. Nutrients, 8(3), 130. DOI:10.3390/nu8030130
Filho, A.M., Pirozi, M.R., Borges, J.T., Pinheiro Sant’Ana, H.M., Chaves, J.B., Coimbra, J.S. (2017). Quinoa: Nutritional, functional, and antinutritional aspects. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 57(8), 1618-1630. DOI:10.1080/10408398.2014.1001811

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Article by Dohrea Bardell, PhD.

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Seann

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