Biosphere

Dear Friends

Happy Holidays to each and every one of you!!!  Thank you for being our friends and our cherished customers.  May next year be a wonderful year for us all.

Sincerely yours,

Seann and Dohrea Bardell

Clinical Notes

Here’s to your health:

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Green Facts:

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Happy Thanksgiving 2015

November 26, 2015

Dear Friends

It was Albert Einstein’s 100th year celebration yesterday, as I am sure you noticed, and here’s a great quote from him that he shared for us all in 1949:

“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us—universe—a part limited in time and space.  He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.  This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.  Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassions to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

That sure is the task at hand, don”t you think?

Green Facts

The amazing youtube video of Anna Breytenbach working with a black panther.  She has dedicated her life to “interspecies communication”.

Dear Friends,

Diversity  seems to be a particularly pungent word for this day and age.  Consider the following:

(1) Appreciation for cross-cultural diversity as our world becomes smaller and smaller is an imperative.

(2) Biological scientists have raised the red flag, warning us that our polluting ways are precipitating the loss of tens of thousands of species each year into extinction.  With the two most important predictive markers for a pending planetary mass extinction rising exponentially—CO2 levels and rate of species extinction—many experts are giving us as little as a 100 year before the next Mass Extinction hits.  It will be the sixth for life on planet earth.  The last being 65 million years ago with the lost of the dinosaurs.

(3)  The loss of diversity at the macro level, of animals and plants, is matched at the micro level when we look at the gastrointestinal microbiome.  Due to our overuse of antibiotics and our ultra hygienic life styles our guts lack a biodiversity of bacteria.  Hence the rising tide of Inflammatory Bowel Disorders.

(4)  The reduced density of nutrients in our foods is of survival important in our 21st Century.  It begins in the soil with the loss in diversity of minerals and microbes, and plays out in our plant with a minimal mineral load.  Add the overuse of herbicides and pesticides and you get plants and berries with low photochemical diversity and levels, resulting in foods are that weak and bodies that are chronically ill.

Lack of diversity and the lack of embracing diversity is literally driving us to extinction on many levels.

BioImmersion’s Therapeutic Foods are facing this issue at the dietary level as the Therapeutic Food Supplements add a diversity of polyphenols into our diet which work together towards facilitating our our good health, and supply a wide variety of good probiotics that augment healthy GI tract functioning. See Clinical Notes.

Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell

BioImmersion.com

Clinical Note:

 

Phyto Power provides a wonderful and powerful array of flavonoids from Alaska’s wildcrafted berries and dandelion to support the healthy function of our multitude of metabolic pathways.

Supernatant Synbiotic formula brings in a diverse collection of proven Bulgarian strains of pedigreed probiotic organisms to support our digestive system, detox system and immune system operations.

Take one capsule of each twice daily.

Green Facts

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The Senate committee charged with protecting our environment just passed a bill that would make it a lot easier to spray pesticides in and around our rivers, lakes and streams.  Tell Congress to reject this insensible bill now and stand against toxic pesticide pollution of our water.  Take Action.

Dear Friends,

The research demonstrating the importance of diversity of plant polyphenols in our diet and their medical benefits continues to proliferate.  As of August 2015, PubMed database contains 78,524 studies that research flavonoids alone.  Likewise, the mounting research as to the importance of the makeup of our gastrointestinal microbiome and its relationship to the overall health of our body is accumulating exponentially.

What is fascinating is the bi-directional communicative nature of the relationship between the plants we consume and the bugs in our gut.

Cardona et al. 2013. Benefits of polyphenols on gut microbiota and implications in human health. J. Nutr. Biochem;24(8):1415-22, shines important light on this subject.

Cardona maintains that the microbial profile of ones GI tract microbiome determines the bioavailability and bio-efficacy of polyphenols and their metabolites. At the same time the composition of the dietary intake of polyphenols may in turn modulate and cause fluctuations in the proportions of the microfloral populations in our GI tract.

Apart from the inter-individual variation in daily intake of polyphenols, inter-individual differences in the composition of the gut microbiota may lead to differences in bioavailability and bio-efficacy of polyphenols and their metabolites.

Recent studies have suggested that both the phenolic substrates supplied to the gut bacteria through different patterns of dietary intake and the aromatic metabolites produced may in turn modulate and cause fluctuations in the composition of the microflora populations through selective prebiotic effects and antimicrobial activities against gut pathogenic bacteria.

This is a topic we will be focusing on more fully over the next several months.

Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell
BioImmersion.com

Clinical Note:

Phyto Power provides a wonderful and powerful array of flavonoids from Alaska’s wildcrafted berries and dandelion.

Supernatant Synbiotic formula brings in a diverse collection of proven Bulgarian strains of pedigreed probiotic organisms.

Take one capsule of each twice daily.

Green Facts

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The Marion Institute is very special.  It is a root cause solution based non-profit that acts as an incubator for programs and seridipity projects.

Round the Bend Farm- a Center for Restorative Community is one of their important projects, and Desa Van Laarhoven is its director.  Hear her keynote speach—Desa’s story.

Dear Friends,

Do you  know that blueberries are a rich source of fiber? As a matter of fact, bifidobacterium love blueberries and grow well when they’re fed a mixure of the berries.

A repeated-measure, crossover dietary intervention on human volunteers was designed to study the effect of a six week consumption of a low bush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) drink, versus a placebo drink, in modulating the intestinal microbiota.

The results obtained suggest that regular consumption of blueberries can possibly modulate the composition of the intestinal microbiota. The Bifidobacteria appeared to be selectively favored suggesting an important role for the fiber present in low bush blueberries.

Joseph et al. 2007. Fruit polyphenols and their effects on neuronal signaling and behavior in senescence.  Ann NY Acd Sci; 1100:470-85.

Vendrame et al. 2011. Six-week consumption of a wild blueberry powder drink increases Bifidobacteria in the human gut. J. Agric Food Chem; 59(24):12815-20.

Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell
BioImmersion.com

Clinical Note:

Our Phyto Power contains the 4 species of blueberry, 3 species of rosehip and 4 species of dandelion all from the wilds of Alaskan.  They are wild-crafted (picked in the wild),  and are exceptionally loaded with polyphenols and fiber.

But the berries do more: As we look for ways to reduce age-related decline in neuronal function, or explore methods to retard or reverse the age-related neuronal deficits, we find that the regular consumption of polyphenolics in high active fruits continues to rise to the top of the list. Blueberries are still thought of as one of the very best. The Blueberry Extract along with the Phyto Power is a winning combination.

Take two capsule daily of the Phyto Power.  This is equivalent of eating six of the rosehip (seeds and all), a small hand full of the blueberries, and a small cup of dandelion salad.

Add one capsule of the Blueberry Extract for a boost. This is equivalent of eating a cup plus of blueberries.

Green Facts

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“I would like to enter a dialogue with all people about our common home.”  So begins the encyclical delivered to the world last week from Pope Francis.
It was so beautiful.  He spared no words, and here you have the link to the whole talk in its title:  Revolution needed to combat climate change.