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.

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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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Peace of Mind

March 22, 2020

Dear Doctor

For our global peace of mind:  Let’s Eat well, Sleep, Exercise, and take Supplements.

With the news media creating more fear and anxiety, we forget that integrative medicine has known and practiced immune boosting methods for many years. A fine tuned immune system knows how to effectively handle and counteract viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens.

We have learned that the best defense comes through eating a diversified 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.

Many of us are on a strict budget and need to know what supplements are important to take to support our health.  We have maintained for over three decades that our bodies are stronger when we include probiotics, plants nutrients (polyphenols and other phyto nutrients) and specific nutriceuticals like vitamins and minerals.  To this list we would add an antimicrobial and a detox agent such as the garlic.

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.  Additionally, for added anti-inflammatory support consider the High ORAC Synbiotic or the Weight-Less.

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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 research188(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.

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The Game Changer, produced by James Cameron et al., is a revolutionary new documentary about meat, protein and strength.

It is an absolute must see. You’ll find it on Netflix.

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Dear Doctor

Livngstone et al. (2019) review the different plant bio-actives and their help in preventing prostate cancer. Here is her abstract and a few suggestions:

Prostate cancer has become the most common form of non-cutaneous (internal) malignancy in men, accounting for 26% of all new male visceral cancer cases in the UK. The aetiology and pathogenesis of prostate cancer are not understood, but given the age-adjusted geographical variations in prostate cancer incidence quoted in epidemiological studies, there is increasing interest in nutrition as a relevant factor. In particular, foods rich in phytochemicals have been proposed to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Epidemiological studies have reported evidence that plant-based foods including cruciferous vegetables, garlic, tomatoes, pomegranate and green tea are associated with a significant reduction in the progression of prostate cancer. However, while there is well-documented mechanistic evidence at a cellular level of the manner by which individual dietary components may reduce the risk of prostate cancer or its progression, evidence from intervention studies is limited. Moreover, clinical trials investigating the link between the dietary bioactives found in these foods and prostate cancer have reported varied conclusions. Herein, we review the plant bioactives for which there is substantial evidence from epidemiological and human intervention studies. The aim of this review is to provide important insights into how particular plant bioactives (e.g., sulfur-containing compounds, carotenoids and polyphenols) present in commonly consumed food groups may influence the development and progression of prostate cancer. View Full-Text

A few of the Phyto Nutrients Livingstone et al., (2019) considered:  Cruciferous and Alliaceous Vegetables,  such as broccoli sprouts (Glucosinolates & Sulforaphanes) and Garlic.  Polyphenols such as Resveratrol and Catechins, ingredients that are found in our High ORAC and Phyto Power.  Ellagitannins from Pomegranate,  such as the extracts in our Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic.

Here are key Therapeutic Foods Supplements to add to your diet:

Phyto Power- DNA & Cellular Health: Take two capsules daily

 

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Phyto Power

 

Glucosinolates & Sulforaphanes- Organic Broccoli Sprouts: take two capsules daily

 

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Glucosinolates & Sulforaphanes

 

References

  • Livingstone, T. L., Beasy, G., Mills, R. D., Plumb, J., Needs, P. W., Mithen, R., & Traka, M. H. (2019). Plant Bioactives and the Prevention of Prostate Cancer: Evidence from Human Studies. Nutrients11(9), 2245.

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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The Game Changer, produced by James Cameron et al., is a revolutionary new documentary about meat, protein and strength.

It is an absolute must see. You’ll find it on Netflix.

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Dear Doctor

We have all been there with sinus infections, sore throats, and some of us with pneumonia.

Antibiotics can do a good job getting rid of the infection; however, antibiotics can make us more vulnerable to opportunist organisms (e.g., Clostridium difficile that causes diarrhea), and disrupt our delicately balanced microbiome in the GI, urogenital, and mouth, causing discomfort in our stomach, constipation or diarrhea, leaky gut, yeast infections, oral thrush and more.

Research finding direct us toward the exact supplemental strategy to offset antibiotics right from the start Cavanagh et al., 2003).

The secret ingredient? The combination of polyphenols and probiotics.

Polyphenols and probiotics work together as one of the best exacting protocols (Goldenberg et al., 2017; Kawabata et al, 2019) to balance gut microbiota– the community of organisms that live in our gut. Polyphenols are actually the preferred food of probiotic organisms!

Even more so, research studies show that these extra potent polyphenols stimulate of the growth of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria while inhibiting that of pathogenic bacteria (Cavanagh et al., 2003).

The High ORAC Synbiotic is a comprehensive post antibiotic, with polyphenols from powerful extracts of berries and fruit including Grape Seed Extract, Wild Blueberry, Quercetin, Resveratrol, Wild Bilberry, Cranberry, Tart Cherry, Prune, Raspberry Seed, Strawberry. The Total ORAC assay at 40,000 per capsule – the highest on the market.

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High ORAC has it all – polyphenols, probiotics, prebiotics, and supernatant or postbiotics (Maguire & Maguire 2019). The perfect post or even during antibiotic therapy.

 

References

  • Cani, P.D., Delzenne, N.M. (2011). The gut microbiome as therapeutic target. Pharmacol Ther, 130(2), 202-12.
  • Cavanagh, H. M., Hipwell, M., & Wilkinson, J. M. (2003). Antibacterial activity of berry fruits used for culinary purposes. Journal of medicinal food6(1), 57-61.
  • Goldenberg, J. Z., Yap, C., Lytvyn, L., Lo, C. K. F., Beardsley, J., Mertz, D., & Johnston, B. C. (2017). Probiotics for the prevention of Clostridium difficile‐associated diarrhea in adults and children. The Cochrane Library.
  • Kawabata, K., Yoshioka, Y., & Terao, J. (2019). Role of intestinal microbiota in the bioavailability and physiological functions of dietary polyphenols. Molecules24(2), 370.
  • Maguire, M., & Maguire, G. (2019). Gut dysbiosis, leaky gut, and intestinal epithelial proliferation in neurological disorders: towards the development of a new therapeutic using amino acids, prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics. Reviews in the Neurosciences30(2), 179-201.

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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The Game Changer, produced by James Cameron et al., is a revolutionary new documentary about meat, protein and strength.

It is an absolute must see. You’ll find it on Netflix.

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Dear Friends

Antibiotics manage a variety of infections, but in the process the balance of the microbiota community in the GI tract changes with the all too familiar conditions of yeast infection and fungal overgrowth, constipation or diarrhea, bloating, itching, burning, and the list goes on. Even more annoying, antibiotics can create a window of opportunity for a host of other pathogenic organisms to flourish and from there, things can get really bad.

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But we have a plan!

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The High ORAC Synbiotic formula is renowned as a comprehensive post-antibiotic care.*

The High ORAC offers a perfect combination of our Super Blend of Probiotics – whole probiotics with supernatant and MicroRNAs, a rich complex of concentrated plant polyphenols that serve as a potent post-antibiotic care with anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, as well as exquisite anti-inflammatory and calming properties.

1 capsule during antibiotic therapy (take separately, away from antibiotics), and 1 X 2 a day for two weeks. Repeat if necessary.

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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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The Game Changer, produced by James Cameron et al., is a revolutionary new documentary about meat, protein and strength.

It is an absolute must see.  The link above will connect you to their home page.

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