Dear Friends

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is considered to be part of the larger condition of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

IBS is known as a chronic, episodic, functional gastrointestinal disorder, characterized by abdominal pain/discomfort and altered bowel habit (constipation, diarrhea or alternating periods of both). It is estimated to affect 10-15% of Western populations, one in seven Americans suffer with this condition (Hungin, 2005).

320 subjects enrolled who were diagnosed with IBS according to the Rome II criteria.  SIBO was found in 37.5% of IBS sufferers.  Escherichia coli, Enterococcus spp and Klebsiella pneumoniae were the most common isolates found in patients with SIBO (Joankers, 1999).

Pylorus et al. (2012) found that the pathogenic Escherichia coli, Enteroccus spp. and Klebsiella were the most common isolate found in SIBO patients.  Very dangerous and potentially deadly pathogens—especially VRE (Vancomycin Resistant Enteroccoci).  And, researchers have found that garlic inhibits the growth of all three (Lawson, 2010).

Garlic is an amazing broad-spectrum antimicrobial.  Its magic bullets are in its secondary metabolites—its thiosulphanates of which allicin comprises about 70 to 80% and is the most potent (Block, 2010).

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Bibliography

  • Block, Eric (2010). Garlic and other Alliums: The Lore and the Science. Publisher: The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge UK.
  • Hungin et al (2005). Irritable bowel syndrome in the United States: prevalence, symptoms patterns and impact. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics; 21(11): 1365-1375.
  • Jonkers et al. (1997).  Effect of Garlic on Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; 43(12): 30-45.
  • Lawson LD & Koch HP. (1996). Garlic:  The Science and Therapeutic Application of Allium sativum L. and Related Species. Publisher: Williams and Wilkins.
  • Pyleris et al. (2012). The Prevalence of Overgrowth by Aerobic Bacteria in the Small Intestine by Small Bowel Culture: Relationship with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Digestive Diseases and Sciences; 57(5): 1321-1329.
  • Siebecker A, Sandberg-Lewis S. (2013). Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Often-Ignored Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Townsend Letter; Feb/Mar 2013.
  • Soifer LO, Peralta D, Dima G, Besasso H. (2010). Comparative clinical efficacy of a probiotic vs. an antibiotic in the treatment of patients with intestinal bacterial overgrowth and chronic abdominal functional distension: a pilot study. Acta Gastroenterol Latinoam; 40(4): 323–7.

 

Sincerely yours,

Seann

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Dear Doctor

Globally about 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer (World Health Organization, WHO, 2018, Cancer Statistics).  Yet some of the most common vegetables offer us the best protection against cancer.

Boivin et al., (2009) evaluated the inhibitory effects of extracts isolated from 34 vegetables on the proliferation of 8 different tumor cell lines: breast cancer, brain tumors, kidney cancer, lung cancer, childhood brain tumors, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer and stomach cancer.  As you can see in their bar graphs the winners were the Allium family and the Cruciferous family.  Of those two groups garlic and broccoli were the leaders respectively in inhibiting the proliferation of all tested cancer cell  lines.

 

Antiproliferative vegies for cancer

Order now:  Organic garlic

Each capsule contains very high allicin potential, the anticancer molecule.

Recommended dose for the Organic Garlic: 1-2 capsules daily.

 

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Order now: Glucosinolates and Sulforaphanes (Organic broccoli sprouts)

Each capsule contains high levels of sulforaphane potential, broccoli’s anticancer molecule.

Recommended dose for the Organic Broccoli Sprouts:  1-2 capsules daily.

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References:

  • Boivin et al. (2009). Antiproliferative and antioxidant activities of common vegetables: A comparative Study. Food Chemistry; 112(20): 374-380. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814608006419
  • Durairaj, S., Srinivasan, S., & Lakshmanaperumalsamy, P. (2009). In vitro antibacterial activity and stability of garlic extract at different pH and temperature. Electronic Journal of Biology, 5(1), 5-10. http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.620.9139&rep=rep1&type=pdf
  • Kensler, T. W., Egner, P. A., Agyeman, A. S., Visvanathan, K., Groopman, J. D., Chen, J. G., … & Talalay, P. (2012). Keap1–nrf2 signaling: a target for cancer prevention by sulforaphane. In Natural Products in Cancer Prevention and Therapy(pp. 163-177). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
  • Kodali, R. T., & Eslick, G. D. (2015). Meta-analysis: Does garlic intake reduce risk of gastric cancer?. Nutrition and cancer, 67(1), 1-11. (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01635581.2015.967873)
  • Sivam, G. P., Lampe, J. W., Ulness, B., Swanzy, S. R., & Potter, J. D. (1997). Helicobacter pylori—in vitro susceptibility to garlic (Allium sativum) extract. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9121937
  • WHO (World Health Organization) Cancer Statistics, Sept. (2018).
  • Zhang, Y., & Tang, L. (2007). Discovery and development of sulforaphane as a cancer chemopreventive phytochemical. Acta pharmacologica Sinica, 28(9), 1343-1354.

Best to you,

Seann Bardell

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The Future of Health

April 1, 2020

Dear Doctor

We are suffering a serious coronavirus pandemic.  Most of us are quarantined at home, stressed and worried. We hope and pray for your health.

Stress lowers our immunity, and even worse, 65% of us are dealing with underling chronic health conditions that may diminish our ability to fight COVID-19.

Several practices we can develop while we are still at home:  Eating well (mostly plant-based), exercise regularly, and sleep at least 7 hours per night. As we get back into a new norm, incorporate these habits into your daily routine.

At the same time, we must develop routines to nurture our immune system to handle this crisis now, and later to ease our way into the newer life patterns after the crisis is over.

Therapeutic Food Supplements are designed according to scientific research to provide the exact nutrients that powerfully support our immune system and strengthen our health.

Start with the foundational Therapeutic Foods immune protocol:

  • No. 7 Systemic Booster – one tsp. daily to nurture and boost every system in the body.
  • Garlic – 1-2 capsules daily is our antimicrobial agent that goes after bacteria, viruses, and fungus.
  • Fructo Borate – two capsules daily is an intense anti-inflammatory that also relaxes the lungs.

The Science:

Keep in mind that chronic stress leads to chronic inflammation which ultimately reduces our immune system’s robust functioning and puts us a risk to disease.  Our suggestion for you is to ward off stress with exercise, enough sleep, organic diet, and our foundational products of No. 7 Systemic Booster, Garlic and Fructo Borate Complex.

Fructo Borate calms down over-reactive neutrophils from unloading their oxidative burst and causing too much inflammation in the body.  Increased C-reactive protein (CRP) levels are associated with air flow obstruction and airway inflammation. Fructo Borate  lowers CRP levels to allow us to breath better.

No. 7 Systemic Booster has 10 strong probiotics with their Supernatant and ORNs (oligoribonucleotides) which they release. ORNs travel into the blood stream and calm down an over-reactive immune system and its cytotoxic storm.  The probiotic bacteria  help to reduce the inflow of LPS (lipopolysacharids) into the circulation from the gram negative bacteria in the gut.  These LPS’s are endotoxins that inflame our immune system.  These good bacteria help to heal a leaky gut that allows for the entrance LPS and other toxins.

Garlic helps to keep down the pathogenic load and therefore the immune systems inflammatory response with its antimicrobial power both on bacterial and viral pathogens.

 

References

  • Abbas, H. M. K., Kong, X., Wu, J., Ali, M., & Dong, W. (2019). Antimicrobial Potential of Genes from Garlic (Allium sativum L.). In Studies on Garlic. IntechOpen
  • Biagi, E., Candela, M., Turroni, S., Garagnani, P., Franceschi, C., & Brigidi, P. (2013). Ageing and gut microbes: perspectives for health maintenance and longevity. Pharmacological Research, 69(1), 11-20.
  • Boor, P. P., De Ruiter, P. E., Asmawidjaja, P. S., Lubberts, E., van der Laan, L. J., & Kwekkeboom, J. (2017). JAK-inhibitor tofacitinib suppresses interferon alfa production by plasmacytoid dendritic cells and inhibits arthrogenic and antiviral effects of interferon alfa. Translational Research, 188, 67-79.
  • Catarino, M. D., Silva, A., & Cardoso, S. M. (2017). Fucaceae: A source of bioactive phlorotannins. International journal of molecular sciences, 18(6), 1327.
  • Chen, E., & Miller, G. E. (2007). Stress and inflammation in exacerbations of asthma. Brain, behavior, and immunity, 21(8), 993-999.
  • Ding, S., Jiang, H., & Fang, J. (2018). Regulation of Immune Function by Polyphenols. Journal of immunology research, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1264074
  • Hunter, J. M., Nemzer, B. V., Rangavajla, N., Biţă, A., Rogoveanu, O. C., Neamţu, J., … & Mogoşanu, G. D. (2019). The Fructoborates: Part of a Family of Naturally Occurring Sugar–Borate Complexes—Biochemistry, Physiology, and Impact on Human Health: a Review. Biological trace element research, 188(1), 11-25.
  • Lamarche, B., Paradis, M. È., & Couture, P. (2010). Study of the acute impact of polyphenols from brown seaweeds on glucose control in healthy men and women. The FASEB Journal, 24(1 Supplement), 209-4.
  • Mehta, P., McAuley, D. F., Brown, M., Sanchez, E., Tattersall, R. S., & Manson, J. J. (2020). COVID-19: consider cytokine storm syndromes and immunosuppression. The Lancet.
  • Ritchie, A. I., & Singanayagam, A. (2020). Immunosuppression for hyperinflammation in COVID-19: a double-edged sword?. The Lancet.
  • Rosales, C. (2018). Neutrophil: a cell with many roles in inflammation or several cell types?. Frontiers in physiology, 9, 113.
  • Salehi, B., Zucca, P., Orhan, I. E., Azzini, E., Adetunji, C. O., Mohammed, S. A., … & Armstrong, L. (2019). Allicin and health: A comprehensive review. Trends in Food Science & Technology.
  • Singanayagam, A., Glanville, N., Girkin, J. L., Ching, Y. M., Marcellini, A., Porter, J. D., … & Zhu, J. (2018). Corticosteroid suppression of antiviral immunity increases bacterial loads and mucus production in COPD exacerbations. Nature communications, 9(1), 1-16.
  • Takemura, M., Matsumoto, H., Niimi, A., Ueda, T., Matsuoka, H., Yamaguchi, M., … & Nakamura, T. (2006). High sensitivity C-reactive protein in asthma.European Respiratory Journal, 27(5), 908-91
  • Thomas, B. J., Porritt, R. A., Hertzog, P. J., Bardin, P. G., & Tate, M. D. (2014). Glucocorticosteroids enhance replication of respiratory viruses: effect of adjuvant interferon. Scientific reports, 4(1), 1-11.
  • Wilson, E. A., & Demmig-Adams, B. (2007). Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties of garlic and onions. Nutrition & food science, 37(3), 178-183.

 

No. 7 Systemic Booster – one tsp. daily

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Fructo Borate – two capsules

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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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Dear Doctor

The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) enters the respiratory track primarily through the nose. (Dr. Martin S. Hirsch, senior physician, Infectious Diseases, Mass General Hospital).

Once inside the body, it begins its journey of destruction, first infecting the nasal sinus on its way to the respiratory tree. Covid-19 moves fast into the air sacs of the lungs causing pneumonia for the affected person, unless it is stopped by the host’s immune system.  Younger patients have a more vigorous immune response compared to older patients.  No matter how healthy and active you are, your risk for getting pneumonia increases with age, although we are learning that younger people can suffer as much as older people.

Bottom line, we need a balanced and competent immune system response no matter how old or young we are.  A capable immune system quickly identifies and kills this viral intruder. As important, the immune system also needs to effectively manage its inflammatory response, so that it doesn’t overwhelm the lungs with collateral damage from using too much of its inflammatory weaponry. Balancing our immune response is key in the healing process of this flu.

How do we balance the immune system so it is healthy and appropriately responds to any viral invaders?

First, we need to pay attention to building a healthy mucous barrier against pathogens.  70% of our immune system resides around the outer walls of our intestines in the gastro-intestinal lymphoid tissues (GALT). The mucous membrane of our sinuses, lungs, and gastrointestinal tract are all connected to the blood system which carries immune system cells (e.g., natural killer cells, lymphocytes etc).

Probiotic organisms convert undigested soluble fibers (e.g., inulin, beta glucan, and pectin) into short chain fatty acids like butyric acid to energize the colon’s lining to healthily regenerate its cells and tighten up the junction (space) between the cells with the membrane. That is one of our goals – achieving a smooth and healthy mucosal barrier.

When these junctions are too wide, the loose space between the cells allows particles to get through and cause a chronic immune response. And as we know, immune response of any kind causes inflammation, and a chronic ongoing reaction weakens the immune system.

Second, Probiotic organisms love plant polyphenols and break their molecular chains so the phenolic molecules can be absorbed into the systemic circulation and turn on the repair and regenerative power of our cells. That is our second goal – to turn on the repair mechanism in our bodies, lower inflammation, and bring our system into balance (homeostasis).

For a measured combination of polyphenols and probiotics we suggest the High ORAC Synbiotic

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And the No. 7 Systemic Booster

No.7 FTo add weaponry that is known as the Russian Penicillin due to its anti-microbial abilities, we suggest:   Garlic as a foundational supplements to support the immune system.

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If you are prone to respiratory conditions add the Fructo Borate Complex.

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  • Abbas, H. M. K., Kong, X., Wu, J., Ali, M., & Dong, W. (2019). Antimicrobial Potential of Genes from Garlic (Allium sativum L.). In Studies on Garlic. IntechOpen
  • Biagi, E., Candela, M., Turroni, S., Garagnani, P., Franceschi, C., & Brigidi, P. (2013). Ageing and gut microbes: perspectives for health maintenance and longevity. Pharmacological Research, 69(1), 11-20.
  • Boor, P. P., De Ruiter, P. E., Asmawidjaja, P. S., Lubberts, E., van der Laan, L. J., & Kwekkeboom, J. (2017). JAK-inhibitor tofacitinib suppresses interferon alfa production by plasmacytoid dendritic cells and inhibits arthrogenic and antiviral effects of interferon alfa. Translational Research, 188, 67-79.
  • Catarino, M. D., Silva, A., & Cardoso, S. M. (2017). Fucaceae: A source of bioactive phlorotannins. International journal of molecular sciences, 18(6), 1327.
  • Ding, S., Jiang, H., & Fang, J. (2018). Regulation of Immune Function by Polyphenols. Journal of immunology research, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1264074
  • Hunter, J. M., Nemzer, B. V., Rangavajla, N., Biţă, A., Rogoveanu, O. C., Neamţu, J., … & Mogoşanu, G. D. (2019). The Fructoborates: Part of a Family of Naturally Occurring Sugar–Borate Complexes—Biochemistry, Physiology, and Impact on Human Health: a Review. Biological trace element research, 188(1), 11-25.
  • Lamarche, B., Paradis, M. È., & Couture, P. (2010). Study of the acute impact of polyphenols from brown seaweeds on glucose control in healthy men and women. The FASEB Journal, 24(1 Supplement), 209-4.
  • Mehta, P., McAuley, D. F., Brown, M., Sanchez, E., Tattersall, R. S., & Manson, J. J. (2020). COVID-19: consider cytokine storm syndromes and immunosuppression. The Lancet.
  • Ritchie, A. I., & Singanayagam, A. (2020). Immunosuppression for hyperinflammation in COVID-19: a double-edged sword?. The Lancet.
  • Salehi, B., Zucca, P., Orhan, I. E., Azzini, E., Adetunji, C. O., Mohammed, S. A., … & Armstrong, L. (2019). Allicin and health: A comprehensive review. Trends in Food Science & Technology.
  • Singanayagam, A., Glanville, N., Girkin, J. L., Ching, Y. M., Marcellini, A., Porter, J. D., … & Zhu, J. (2018). Corticosteroid suppression of antiviral immunity increases bacterial loads and mucus production in COPD exacerbations. Nature communications, 9(1), 1-16.
  • Takemura, M., Matsumoto, H., Niimi, A., Ueda, T., Matsuoka, H., Yamaguchi, M., … & Nakamura, T. (2006). High sensitivity C-reactive protein in asthma.European Respiratory Journal, 27(5), 908-91
  • Thomas, B. J., Porritt, R. A., Hertzog, P. J., Bardin, P. G., & Tate, M. D. (2014). Glucocorticosteroids enhance replication of respiratory viruses: effect of adjuvant interferon. Scientific reports, 4(1), 1-11.
  • Wilson, E. A., & Demmig-Adams, B. (2007). Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties of garlic and onions. Nutrition & food science, 37(3), 178-183.

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.

Green Facts:

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30 Days of Reconnection began Monday, and it is not too late for you to join in. Biomimicry has the answer to our existential dilemma, it lies in reconnecting with the natural world that surrounds us. For the next 28 days culminating on the Earth Day Celebration we will be guided in how we, the biosphere, can become whole and healthy.

 

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Your Regenerative Power

March 26, 2020

Dear Doctor

We find ourselves in a reflective space.  What critical changes must we all make to bring more harmony to our planet? And how do we protect ourselves from this viral pandemic?

With the news media creating more fear and anxiety, we forget what integrative medicine has known and practiced for decades.

Your body is a powerful regenerative machine.  Every one of your cells, the tissues that make up your body’s systems, is in a constant state of cellular death and renewal.  You regenerate trillions of cells to keep each of your body’s functional systems in good order.

A fine tuned body knows how to effectively handle and counteract viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens.

We have learned that the best defense comes through eating a diversified and primarily plant based organic diet, drinking plenty of fluids, sleeping at least 7 hours, exercising, and taking supplements to boost every system in our body, including our immune system.

Do you know that Blueberries have the capacity to regenerate nerve tissues in the memory center of the brain and in the frontal cortex of our brain, the thinking center?

Do you know that probiotic organisms convert undigested soluble fibers (e.g., inulin, beta glucan, and pectin) into short chain fatty acids like butyric acid to energize the colon’s lining to healthily regenerate its cells?

Do you know that probiotic organisms loves plant polyphenols and break their molecular chains so the phenolic molecules can be absorbed into the systemic circulation and turn on the repair, renewal, and regenerative powers of our cells?

Food is indeed therapeutic and your body is a powerful machine that utilizes foods to regenerate and keep you healthy.

Let’s take a look at some of our Therapeutic Foods Supplements:

Phyto Power has Blueberries for our brains, Rose hip for our hearts, dandelions for our livers. A great source of polyphenols for probiotics to digest and help the colon to regenerate!  A great regime is to combine the Phyto Power with the Original Synbiotic Formula for diversified probiotic organisms and prebiotic fiber which enables the probiotics (good bugs) to regenerate and increase their numbers even faster.

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We suggest the No. 7 Systemic Booster and the Garlic as a foundational supplements to support the immune system.

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If you are prone to respiratory conditions add the Fructo Borate Complex.

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  • Abbas, H. M. K., Kong, X., Wu, J., Ali, M., & Dong, W. (2019). Antimicrobial Potential of Genes from Garlic (Allium sativum L.). In Studies on Garlic. IntechOpen
  • Biagi, E., Candela, M., Turroni, S., Garagnani, P., Franceschi, C., & Brigidi, P. (2013). Ageing and gut microbes: perspectives for health maintenance and longevity. Pharmacological Research, 69(1), 11-20.
  • Catarino, M. D., Silva, A., & Cardoso, S. M. (2017). Fucaceae: A source of bioactive phlorotannins. International journal of molecular sciences, 18(6), 1327.
  • Ding, S., Jiang, H., & Fang, J. (2018). Regulation of Immune Function by Polyphenols. Journal of immunology research, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1264074
  • Hunter, J. M., Nemzer, B. V., Rangavajla, N., Biţă, A., Rogoveanu, O. C., Neamţu, J., … & Mogoşanu, G. D. (2019). The Fructoborates: Part of a Family of Naturally Occurring Sugar–Borate Complexes—Biochemistry, Physiology, and Impact on Human Health: a Review. Biological trace element research, 188(1), 11-25.
  • Lamarche, B., Paradis, M. È., & Couture, P. (2010). Study of the acute impact of polyphenols from brown seaweeds on glucose control in healthy men and women. The FASEB Journal, 24(1 Supplement), 209-4.
  • Salehi, B., Zucca, P., Orhan, I. E., Azzini, E., Adetunji, C. O., Mohammed, S. A., … & Armstrong, L. (2019). Allicin and health: A comprehensive review. Trends in Food Science & Technology.
  • Takemura, M., Matsumoto, H., Niimi, A., Ueda, T., Matsuoka, H., Yamaguchi, M., … & Nakamura, T. (2006). High sensitivity C-reactive protein in asthma.European Respiratory Journal, 27(5), 908-91
  • Wilson, E. A., & Demmig-Adams, B. (2007). Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties of garlic and onions. Nutrition & food science, 37(3), 178-183.

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.

Green Facts:

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30 Days of Reconnection  began Monday, and it is not too late for you to join in.  Biomimicry has the answer to our existential dilemma, it lies in reconnecting with the natural world that surrounds us. For the next 28 days culminating on the Earth Day Celebration we will be guided in how we, the biosphere, can become whole and healthy.

 

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