Chromium, Bio-organic

Metabolic Syndrome

February 3, 2016

Dear Friends

Metabolic Syndrome is a disorder that now affects about 1/4 of the American population and has emerged as a worldwide epidemic.  It may soon replace smoking as the leading cause for Coronary Heart Disease—the number one cause of death for men and women in the US (NIH: NHLBI, 2015). Additionaly, Metabolic Syndrome is causative for diabetes, NAFLD and cancer.

The risk factors for Metabolic Syndrome are (Grundy 2004, McCullough 2011):

  • Abdominal obesity
  • Atherogenic dyslipidemia
  • Raised blood pressure
  • Insulin resistance
  • Proinflammatory state
  • Prothrombotic state

Therapeutic Food protocol for Metabolic Syndrome:

  • Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic – 1 heaping tbl BID before 2 largest meals.
  • No. 7 Systemic Booster 1 tsp before bed. 
  • Be Regular – 2 heaping tbl taken as a meal replacement three times a week.
  • Phyto Power – 2 capsules daily.
  • Chromium, Bio-organic with Beet – 1 capsule BID.

Food Science:

How can Therapeutic Foods help in the challenge to reduce of the above risk factors?

There is a multitude of research that strongly makes the point that as dietary fiber goes up the risk of Metabolic Syndrome goes down (Grooms, 2013). Beta Glucan Synbiotic, No. 7 Systemic Booster, Be Regular, and the Phyto Power together contain powerful soluble and insoluble fibers.  Click on their links to see more.

How does fiber do this?  It helps get rid of excess bile, feeds our good gut bacteria which enhances our SCFA production and reduces cholesterol synthesis, reduces macronutrient absorption, low energy density, gastric distension and increase satiety, delayed gastric emptying, effect on gut hormones, reduced post prandial responses.  All of this collectively helps to control body weight, cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure (Satija, 2012).

Reducing chronic inflammation is of course the major factor for reducing the above risks and the friendly probiotics, rich assortment of phyto nutrients (i.g. flavonoids,etc) in Beta Glucan Synbiotic, Be Regular, Phyto Power and No. 7 all makes this possible (Pan, 2010).

Bibliography:

  • Ford et al. (2014). Efficacy of prebiotics, probiotics, and synbiotics in irritable bowel syndrome and chronic idopatahic constipation: sytematic review and meta-analysis. AM J Gastroenterol; 109(10): 1547-61.
  • Grooms et al. (2013). Dietary Fiber Intake and Cardiometablic Riks among US Adults: NHANES 1999-2010. Am J Med; 126(12): 1059-1067.
  • Pan et al. (2010). Anti-inflammatory activity of natural dietary flavonoids. Food Funct; 1: 15-31.
  • Satija A, Hu FB. (2012). Cardiovascular Benefits of Dietary Fiber. Curr Atheroscler Rep; 14:505-514.

Yours,

Seann Bardell

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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Michael Gregor maintains in Metaboic Syndrome and  Plant Based Diets that eating vegetarian cuts the odds of having metabolic syndrome by more than half.  Check out this 2 minute video.

Dear Friends

Several of the Therapeutic Food products help to prevent high blood sugar levels and the resultant development of insulin resistance?  See the Clinical Notes below.

A global estimate for diabetes in 1997 was 124 million people world wide.  By the year 2010 the total number of people with diabetes was projected to reach 221 million. (Amos AF et al. The rising global burden of diabetes and its complications 1997 Diabetic Medicine).

It’s 2014 and the total is 284 million with diabetes worldwide!

More that 20 million people worldwide suffer from dementia, and this number is expected to exceed 80 million by 2040 because of the rapid increase in the numbers of elderly (ferri et al. 2005).

Several recent studies have indicated effects of insulin and glucose metabolism on the risk of developing dementia, especially Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).  In fact, people that have insulin resistance, in particular those with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of suffering from Alzheimer’s disease estimated to be between 50% and 65% higher.

Researchers have discovered that many type 2 diabetics have deposits of a protein called amyloid beta in their pancreas which is similiar to the protein deposits found in the brain tissue of Alzheimer’s sufferers.  Hence, Alzheimer’s is being proposed as type 3 diabetes.

Bottomline, we need to control the rate of sugar infusion from our diet into our bloodstream.

Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell

Clinical Notes:

Therapeutic Foods that help maintain healthy blood sugar levels:

  • Beta Glucan Synbiotic Formula– take one tablespoon before your largest carbohydrate meal of the day.  The beta glucan soluble fibers are highly viscous and slow down the absorption of the carbohydrates.
  • Number 4 Systemic Booster– take 1 capsule 1/2 hour before your two largest meals of the day.  The flavonoid extracts from the two seaweeds extend the absorption time of carbohydrate from a meal into the blood stream by an hour.
  • Chromium with Beet– take one capsule twice a day to lower blood sugar levels.

Bon Appetit

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This beautiful butterfly comes from Mount Mabu and ‘the Google forest’— the largest rainforest in southern Africa.  The rainforest of Mount Mabu overs approximately 7,880 hectares in total, and has revealed a number of species that were previously unknown to science.  This all was discovered in January of 2006.  So far, only around a fifth of the forest has been surveyed for its biodiversity, and scientists believe there are many more discoveries to be made.  Four new species of butterfly have so far been discovered at Mount Mabu.  Like most of the world’s rainforests there is increasing pressure around its perimeter with slashing and burning agriculture and indiscriminant killing of its fauna. Fortunately, Fauna and Flora International (FFI) has been working to establish a management strategy for Mabu to establish a protected area recognised by Mozambique’s provincial and national government.

 

 

 

 

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