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  • Cold, Flu, and Chlorella

    Dear Friends

    How does our new Organic Chlorella help combat flu and cold?

    Reseach studies, such as Yamauchi et al. (2011; 2012), and Otsuki et al. (2012), find Chlorella enhances SIgA levels in the mucus membranes.

    Chlorella also enhances the blood levels of Natural Killer Cells (Kwak et al, 2012; Davis et al., 2010). And is shown effective by Azocar J, Diaz A. (2013) in the treatment of chronic Hepatitis C virus infection.

    Therapeutic Food Protocol to support protection from colds and flus:

    Lets discuss the science behind this amazing green plant:

    Our body's mucous membranes are vulnerable "Ports of Entry" for pathogens entering into our body.  Approximately, 95% of all infections are initiated at the mucosal surfaces: nose, throat, GI tract, urinary tract and lungs (Walsh, 2011).

    Our immune system's job is to protect us from these assaults; its natural antibodies like secretory IgA (SIgA) are amongst its frontline armament.  Healthy SIgA levels minimize the risk of "getting the bug".Excess stress can reduce SIgA levels, resulting in more colds and flus, including respiratory tract infections such as pheumonia and influenza (Klentrou, 2002).Food Science:Chlorella is an unicellular green algae which provides us with key nutrients, including a vast array of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, all of the essential amino acids, nucleic acids (RNA and DNA), dietary fiber, and a wide range of antioxidants, bioactive substances and chlorophyll.  It is the number one selling food supplement in Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

    Amongst its many valuable attributes it enhances our immune function, supports natural detoxification, supports cardiovascular health, helps balance the body's pH, and is a vegan protein source.  In this Forward Thinking we are focusing on its immune system benefits.

    Chlorella enhances SIgA levels in the mucous membranes throughout the body.

    It is well understood that too strenous exercise can cause a lowering of the participants secretory IgA levels and increase their risk of illness.  Epidemiolgoical studies suggest that highly trained athletes are more susceptible to upper respiratory tract infections compared with the general population (Yamauchi et al, 2011).

    The focus of Yamauchi and associates study was to examine the relationship between Epstein-Barr viral (EBV) reactivation and the appearance of URS (Upper Respiratory Symptoms).  Their results demonstrated that the number of URS increased along with the EBV-DNA expression and decrease of SigA levels.

    This decrease suggests that the athletes were at an increased risk of developing an upper respiratory tract infection, and therefore, it could be necessary to take protective actions to minimize catching cold viruses or even activating endogenous viruses like EBV.

    Reducing the training load would be one way to increase SIgA, but Otsuki et al. showed another way.  In previous research Otsuki demonstrated that chlorella intake daily increased the secretion rate of SIgA in humans.  In their later 2012 study they demonstrated that those participants in a Kendo training camp who consumed chlorella daily attenuated the drop in SIgA experienced by other participant who didn't take the chlorella supplement.

    Chlorella enhances the blood levels of Natural Killer Cells (NK cells).

    NK cells are cytotoxic effectors of innate immunity that distinguish between healthy and malignant or virally-infected cells.  It is critical to have NK cells at optimal levels to protect the body from cancer and viral infections.

    Kwak et al, (2012) demonstrated the beneficial effect of short-term [duration of study] Chlorella consumption on its enhancement of NK cell activity, and produced INF-y and IL-12 as well as IL-1beta, the Th-1 cell-induced cytokines.

    Chlorella supplementation enhances clinical outcomes in patients with Hep. C.

    It is estimated that up to 4 million persons in the US have chronic Hepatitis C virus infection (Davis et al., 2010).  After three month of chlorella supplementation, hepatitis C patient reported as follows:  Quality of Life- 76.9% of the participants reported an improvemtn in their energy levels, 46.1 % reported an improvemtn in the perception of general health, 84.6 % of these patients had a significant derease in their ALT levels (which is a marker for liver inflammation) from week 0 to week 12.  Evaluation of side effects showed that Chlorella was well tolerated by all participants.

    These results add to the growing literature on the beneficial immunostimulatory effect of Chlorella supplementation.

    Bibliography:

    • Azocar J, Diaz A. (2013). Efficacy and safety of Chlorella supplementation in adults with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. World J Gastroenterol; 19(7): 1085-1090.
    • Davis et al. (2010).  Aging of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)-Infected Persons in the United States: A Multiple Cohort Model of HCV Prevalence and Disease Progression. Gastroenterology; 1(38): 513-521.
    • Klentrou et al. (2002). Effect of moderate exercise on salivary immunoglobiulin A and infection risk in humans. Eur J Appl Physiol; 87: 153-158.
    • Kwak et al. (2012). Beneficial immunostimulatory effect of short-term Chlorella supplementation: enhancement of Natural Killer cell activity and early inflammatory response (Randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial). Nutrition Journal; 11: 53.
    • Otsuki et al. (2012). Chlorella intake attenuataes reduced salivary SIgA secretion in kendo training camp particpants. Nutrition Journal; 11: 103
    • Walsh et al. (2011). Part one:  Immune function and exercise. Exerc Immunol Rev; 17: 6-63
    • Yamauchi et al. Virus Activation and Immune Function During Intense Training in Rugby Football Players. (2011). Int J Sports; 32: 393-398

    Sincerely 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.

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    Where Trump and Clinton Stand on Food: A Special Report from John Robbins
    We spend more on healthcare than any country in the world, yet we have the highest rate of cancer, diabetes and heart disease of any country in the world.  The above video gives us pause for thought.

  • Yogurt, Kimchi and Therapeutic Food

    Dear Friends

    Make your own wonderful yogurt and fermented veggies with the powerful good bacteria found in the Original and the Supernatant Synbiotic formulas.

    Not all bacteria make the best tasting yogurt, kefir, or fermented vegetables.  The organoleptic quality of a food depends on the particular species and strain used.  What strains are selected therefore becomes a very important aesthetic consideration in food making.

    The same is true for strains of bacteria that have strong medical benefits, they may not make the best tasting yogurt.  Our probiotics (good bugs) were selected for their medicinal prowess first and foremost.

    Hence, what a treat it has been to hear from you that the probiotics strains we selected for our Originals Synbiotic and our Supernatant Synbiotic make the best Greek yogurt and kimchi respectively that you have ever tasted.  The recipes below have been given to us from two of our wonderful integrative practitioners with these great accolades.

    Therapeutic Food recipes for fantastic Greek yogurt and fermented veggies:

    Greek Vegan Yogurt

    • Turn on your yogurt maker and have it preheating while preparing your recipe.
    • Measure 4 cups of plain unsweetened soy milk in an aseptic box, 1 cup raw cashews, 2 tsp of sugar (or sweetener of your choice).
    • Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until completely smooth.
    • Heat the mixture on stove and constantly stir with a wire whisk until right before it starts to boil.  Place pot with wire whisk still in mixture on the counter, on a rack to cool.
    • Place an open napkin over the saucepan and remember to leave the whisk in.  Keep going back and stir often so no film sets on top and cool till its not hot any longer.
    • Note:  Temperature is important here because if the mixture is too hot it will kill your probiotics.  It takes about an hour to cool down to a lukewarm temp (must be below 110 degrees).  When you can place your hand on the side of the saucepan comfortably and not have to pull it away, you're good to go!
    • After the mix has cooled enough, pour into your yogurt maker and stir in 1 tsp of the Original Synbiotic Formula.  Set your yogurt maker for 8 hours.

    One final note, it is important to be aseptic as possible because if you get any putrefying bacteria in your mixture they will compete with the probiotics and you don't want to end up growing a bunch of them.  This is unlikely however because these good probiotics produce bacterocins against putrefying organisms, so they inhibit their growth. If the yogurt smells bad, the bad bugs have produced hydrogen sulfide which is toxic to our body.

    BioImmersion Fermented Veggies

    • Juice a pitcher full of organic celery juice,
    • Add a capsule full of Supernatant Synbiotic and a teaspoon of Original Synbiotic,
    • Leave the mixture to perk for a few days, then add it to Ball Jars full of shredded veggies and aromatics,
    • Leave the slaws out a few days, burping the jars occasionally and finally refrigerate the mixtures.

    Once ready, the fermented veggies can be tossed into salads and soups.  The extra juice is great to refrigerate and enjoy later as a refreshing drink.  Both Delicious!

    Food Science

    Fermented foods have been with us for as long as we humans have been around, for any raw food not consumed immediately will start to ferment from bacteria and yeast.  And, in the best case scenario we have a wonderful tasting fermented food; whilst worst, we get putrefaction occurring from putrefying bacteria and a case of potential food poisoning.

    It was way back in 3000 to 4000 B.C. E. when bread and beer were already being mass- produced by Egyptian bakeries, Babylonian breweries and wine artisans in Mediterranean countries.  Fermentation of foods was also occurring and evolving in China and the Asian region of the world around this time (Hutkins, 2006).

    Fermentation is part of the natural cycling process of life—the decomposition of foods.  For us human beings it is an important process within, making our foods more digestible, vital nutrients more available and our foods safer.  As we consume fermented foods we bring in fermenting bacteria which are our friends helping us to protect our intestinal border from pathogens, while helping us and themselves to a meal and a home within our intestines.

    It is well established that human societies that consume routinely healthy fermented foods have longer, healthier lives (Metchnikoff, 1908).

    Bibliography

    • Hutkins RW. (2006). Microbiology and Technology of Fermented Foods. Blackwell Publishing; pg 1.
    • Metchnikoff Elie (1908). The Prolongation of Life; Optimistic Studies. G.P. Putman's Sons.
    • Parvez et al. (2006). Probiotics and their fermented food products are beneficial for health. Journal of Applied Microbiology; 100(6): 1171-1185.

     

    Sincerely 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.

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    Have you checked out The Climate Reality Project?  What a website!!!

    Their mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

  • Microbiome, Mythology, and Humanity

    Dear Friends

    Protect the gut from dysbiosis by adding good probiotics.

    We are going through a phenomenal paradigm shift realizing who and what we really are; this in large part is due to the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Human Microbiome Project (HMP).

    What is this new paradigm?  Francis Collins, the Director of NIH, explains: "We should think of each host [human] and its parasites [microbiome] as a superorganism with the respective genomes yoked into a chimera of sorts" (2015, talk titled: Supercharging Science for the Superorganism). Humans are creatures of mythology.

    Many researchers agree. Moeller et al. (2014) declares, "Humans are ecosystems containing trillions of microorganisms."  Michael Pollen's (2013) lecture at the University of Colorado, Some of my best friends are germs, summarized, "It turns out that we are only 10% human: for every human cell that is intrinsic to our body, there are about 10 resident microbes ... to the extent that we are bearers of genetic information, more than 99% of it is microbial."

    Our GI tract alone is home to around 100 trillion bacteria, and that's not counting viruses, yeast, and other microbes.  They bring 8 million bacterial genes to cohabitate with our 22,000 genes (Rob Knight's 2015 Keystone Symposia talk, Development of the Human Microbiome).

    Needless to say, the composition and makeup of the ecosystem of our gastrointestinal tract is incredibly important to our overall health and wellbeing, and dysbiosis is a condition where pathogenic microbial populations are not in harmony. The idea is that as creatures of many different life forms, we must learn to create harmonious working relations.

    Therapeutic Food recipe to support a healthy GI tract microbiome, choose one or combine and interchange:

    Food Science

    The importance of bringing in useful strains of probiotic organisms into our diet cannot be overstated. Knowing your strains and their strengths is critical.  Secondly, having top microbiologists in your probiotic growing operation is important in order to achieve the maximum genetic potential of the carefully selected strains.  How the bugs are grown and harvested matters as to their strength.  And, thirdly, having the latest technology to accurately type the genomes of each batch of product to assure their genomic fidelity.

    For example there are differences between strains of same species in certain important attributes. These include tolerance to acid, bile and pancreatin (Masco, 2007); adherence to mucus or to epithelial cells (Adlerberth et al., 1996; Pretzer et al., 2005; Collado et al. 2005; Tallon et al., 2007); enzymatic activity (Rao & Dutta, 1978); and antibiotic resistance or production of antimicrobial compounds (Olivares et al., 2006; D'Aimmo et al., 2007).

    Original Synbiotic contains Lactobacillus acidophilus ATCC 4355, Lactobacillus plantarum ATCC 8014, Lactobacillus rhamnosus ATCC 7469, Steptococcus thermophilus 19258 and Bifidobacteria longum ATCC 15707, along with organic chicory root soluble fiber- inulin.  

    ATCC (American Type Collection Collection) is the largest repository for bacterial collections in the world and provides the Gold Standard for genomic typing and mother culture storage.
    Our probiotics are all ATCC prototypical bacterial strains with confirmed molecular identity, and demonstrate strong abilities to survival stomach acidity, and the bile and pancreatin of the small intestines.

    Collectively, these specific strains have shown not only good ability to colonize and protect the epithelial GI tract mucus membrane from pathogenic organisms but are able to neutralize dietary toxins, mutagens, carcinogens and infectious organisms.  They aid in digestion, enhance absorption of minerals, are strong producers of the SCFA butyrate.  (Click above on the link above to see the Originals Synbiotic Monograph)

    Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic contains the same powerful pedigreed probiotics as the Original but has a higher CFU and a wider collection of prebiotic fibers especially the beta gluten soluble fibers derived from gluten free oat bran. (See the technical brief on this product in the link above)

    High ORAC Synbiotic contains a CFU of 20 billion probiotic (L. acidophilus, B.longum) plus blueberry extract, grape and grape seed extract, raspberry and raspberry seed extract, cranberry, strawberry, prune, tart cherry and wild bilberry extract plus 250mg inulin.
    (Read more by clicking on the link above to see the High ORAC Synbiotic Monograph).

    Select any one of these synbiotics to support your health promoting needs.

    Bibliography

    • Adlerberth et al. (1996). A mannose-specific adherence mechanism in Lactobacillus plantarum conferring binding to the human colonic cell line HT-29. Appl Environ Microbiol; 62: 2244-2251.
    • Collado et al. (2007). Role of commercial probiotic strains against human pathogen adhesion to intestinal mucus. Lett Appl Microbiol; 45(4): 454-460.
    • D’Aimmo et al. (2007). Antibiotic resistance of lactic acid bacteria and Bifidobacterium spp. isolated from dairy and pharmaceutical products. Int J Food Microbiol; 115(1): 35-42.
    • Marteau, P. (2011). Evidence of probiotic strain specificity makes extrapolation of results impossible from a strain to another, even fro the same species. Annals of Gastroenterology & Hepatology; 2(1): 34-36.
    • Masco et al. (2007). In vitro assessment of the gastrointestinal transit tolerance of taxonomic reference strains from human origin and probiotic product isolates of Bifidobacterium. J Dairy Sci; 90(8): 3572-3578.
    • Medine et al. (2007). Differential immunomodulatory properties of Lifidobacterium longum strains: relevance to probiotic selection and clinical applications. Clin Exp Immunol; 150(3): 531-538.
    • Moeller et al. (2014). Rapid changes in the gut microbiome during human evolution PNAS; 111(46): 16431-16455
    • Olivares et al. (2006). Antimicrobial potential of four Lactobacillus strains isolated from breast milk. J Appl Microbiol; 101(1): 72-79.
    • Pretzer et al. (2005). Biodiversity-based identification and functional characterization of the mannosespecific adhesion of Lactobacillus plantarum. J Bacteriol; 187: 6128-6136.
    • Rao MV, Dutta SM. Lactase activity of microorganisms. Folia Microbiol (Praha); 23(3): 210-215.
    • Tallon et al. (2007). Strain- and matrix-dependent adhesion of Lactobacillus plantarum is mediated by proteinaceous bacterial compounds. J Appl Microbiol; 102(2): 442-451.
    • Yoshimura et al. (2010). Prevention of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection in gnotobiotic mice associated with Bifidobacterium strains. Antonie Van Leewenhoek; 97(2): 107-117.

     

    Sincerely 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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    Constructing the Microbial Biomap for Planet Earth-  The Earth Microbiome Project is a proposed massively multidisciplinary effort to analyze microbial communities across the globe.  The goal is to produce a global Gene Atlas.  Is this the Microbe Revolution?

  • Neurodegenerative Disease Support

    Dear Friends

    Recent clincial research has demonstrated that berry fruits can prevent age-related neurodegenerative diseases and improve motor and cognitive functions.

    Regular flavonoid rich fruit intake is associated with delayed Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, ischemic diseases and aging effects (Subash, 2014).

    Therapeutic Food recipe to support motor and cognitive function:

     

    Food Science

    The berry fruits are not only powerful broad spectrum antioxidants, but also are hormetic by nature (hormone like), capable of modulating metabolic and signaling pathways involved in inflammantory reactions, cell survival, neurotransmission and enhancing neuroplasticity.

    Blueberry Extract contains pure anthocyanin extract from Vaccinium corymbosum- a  North American blueberry cultivar with an exceptionally broad spectrum of anthocyanins.  It takes us 80 pounds of blueberries to get one pound of this precious and very potent extract.

    Blueberries are rich in phytochemicals such as anthocyanin, chlorogenic acid, catechin, quercetin, kaempferol, and tannins.  Chlorogenic acid for example crosses the blood-brain barrier and through hydrolysis converts to caffeic acid, the most potent of all antioxidants for neutralizings the fires of oxidations in the brain.

    Phyto Power contains three species of wildcrafted Alaskan Rosehips (the whole fruit and seeds), four species of wildcrafted dandelions (aerial parts 90% w/w, roots 10% w/w and flower), and four species of wildcrafted blueberry (fruit >95% w/w and leave and stems < 5% w/w).

    Cerebral deposition of amyloid B-peptide in the brain is an invariant feature of Alzheimer's Disease.  A consistent protective effect of polyphenols consumption on AD has been documented by epidemiological studies (Ono, 2003).  The polyphenolics involved were myricetin, morin, quercetin, kaempferol, catechin and epicatechins—all of which are the high actives in Phyto Power's rose hips, blueberries, and dandelion.

    Akiyama et al. (2000) looked at how inflammation fits into the overall framework of AD pathology and determined that virtually all the cytokines and chemokines that have been studied in AD including IL-1beta, IL-6, TNF-alpha, IL-8, COX-2, etc. are up-regulated in AD; and that AD patients should significantly benefit from anti-inflammatory treatment.

    Read more on AD and Phyto Power support by clicking on the link above.

    High ORAC Synbiotic contains 20 billion of probiotic (L. acidophilus, B.longum) plus blueberry extract, grape and grape seed extract, raspberry and raspberry seed extract, cranberry, strawberry, prune, tart cherry and wild bilberry extract plus 250mg inulin.

    The gut has been called the second brain for a good reason.  With a population of 100 million nerves in the enteric nervous system, there is more neuronal tissue in the gut than in the spinal cord.  The digestive tract is the Port of Entry into our body via the food we put into our mouth. The gut has 100 trillion luminal microbes, and hence, it is the frontline of our body's communication with the outside world.  The commensal gut microbiota influences systemic immune response, with recent research showing a causive effect on various neural tissues. Much literature is now focused on the connection between microbiota and pain and cognition, illnesses such as MS, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders, and Alzheimer’s disease (Catanzaro, et al., 2015). High ORAC Synbiotic supports the health of microbiota. Read more by clicking on the link above.

    Bibliography

    • Akiyama et al. (2000). Inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease. Neurobiol Aging; 21(3): 383-421.
    • Carey et al. (2014). Blueberry supplementation improves memory in middle-aged mice fed a high-fat diet. J Agric Food Chem; 62: 3972-3978.
    • Catanzaro et al. (2015). The gut microbiota and its correlations with the central nervous system disorders. Panminerva Med; 57(3): 127-43.
    • Ono et al. (2003). Potent Anti-amyloidogenic and fibril-destabilizing effects of polyphenols in vitro: Implications for the prevention and therapeutics of Alzheimer’s isease. J Neurochem; 87: 172-181
    • Stratheam et al. (2014). Neuroprotective effects of anthocyanin-and proanthocyanidin-rich extracts in cellular models of Parkinson’s diseases. Brian Res; 1555: 60-77.
    • Subash et al. (2014). Neuroprotective effects of berry fruits on neurodegenerative diseases.  Neural Regeneration Research; 9(16): 1557-1566.

     

    Sincerely 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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    Maintaining a good relationship with Mother Nature is crucial to our health, and our very survival as we are all inextricably tied together.  I love the Global Oneness Project as it invites us back into a healthy relationship with her.  Just click on any of their amazing and enlightened videos and essays.
  • SIBO Support

    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)

    The following Therapeutics Food Synbiotics offer support to those who have SIBO.

    Therapeutic Foods probiotic suited for SIBO:

     

    Select one or two of these calming and reparative foods and probiotics.

    Next week we will discuss the merits of the Blueberry Extract to calm and support nerve regeneration.

    Food Science

    Many studies have linked IBS with SIBO through a qualitative basis using breath tests even though quantitative cultures are the hallmark of diagnosis. Pyleris and fellow researchers (2012) used endoscopy to determine the frequency of SIBO in a large number of Greek patients.

    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.

    Siebecker and Sandberg-Lewis, co-founders of the SIBO Center for Digestive Health at The National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), state in their paper (2013), Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Often-Ignored cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, that they have used various multistrain and single probiotics as well as yogurt and cultured vegetables with their SIBO patients with good results.  They consider avoiding prebiotics such as FOS, inulin and GOS as the main ingredient.  However, they also state that these prebiotics may be tolerated in small amounts used as base ingredients.

    Soifer and associates pilot study's (2010) objective was to compare the short-term clinical efficacy of metronidazole vs. a probiotic with SIBO and functional chronic abdominal distension. The study population consisted of 50 patients with chronic abdominal distension (Rome III criteria) and diagnosis of SIBO made by a lactulose H2 breath test.

    The participants were divided into 2 groups, 25 in the metronidazole group and 25 in the probiotic group.  The probiotic group received a blend of L. casei, L. plantarum, S. faecalis and B. brevis.  Both groups went on the same diet, which consisted in reduced consumption of alcohol, legumes, dairy products and leafy green vegetables.

    The results showed that thirteen (52%) subjects receiving metronidazole and twenty (82%) receiving the probiotic referred showed clinical improvement after the treatment.  All the study patients completed treatment.  No adverse events leading to treament discontinuation were observed.

    Their conclusion was that the probiotics used had a higher efficacy that metronidazol and may prove successful in treating SIBO.

    Supernatant Sybiotic: One vegi capsule contains: 15.7 billion CFU of probiotic (L. casei, L. acidophilis, L. bulgaricus, S. thermophilus, B. longum) plus supernatant (inactive cells of L.bulgaricus and S. thermophilus with their metabolites) plus 50mg of inulin as a carrier.

    Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic: One vegi capsule contains 15 billion CFU of probiotic (L. casei, L. acidophilus, B. longum) plus cranberry extract, pomegranate extract plus supernatant (inactive cells of L.bulgaricus and S. thermophilus with their metabolites) plus 62.5mg of inulin as a carrier.

    High ORAC Synbiotic: One vegi capsule contains 20 billion of probiotic (L. acidophilus, B.longum) plus blueberry extract, grape and grape seed extract, raspberry and raspberry seed extract, cranberry, strawberry, prune, tart cherry and wild bilberry extract plus 250mg inulin.

    Bibliography

    • Hungin et al (2005). Irritable bowel syndrome in the United States: prevalence, symptoms patterns and impact. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics; 21(11): 1365-1375
    • 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 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.

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    The Institute of Sustainable Nutrition, located in Connecticutt, has a world vision that people everywhere come to know and enjoy simple, delicious, real-food grown close to home by and with people in their community.  They have a one year hands-on program where you'll explore the science of the human body and its relationship to food, herbs and well-being.
  • Osteoarthritis Support

    Dear Friends

    Rosehips and boron provide significant reduction in pain associated with osteoarthritis (OA).

    Through improved detection methods, OA is proving to be an inflammatory condition where inflammatory pathways are up-regulated with low-level increases in C-reactive protein (Spector, 1997; Abramson, 2004).

    Therapeutic Food recipe to support the reduction and prevention of Osteoarthritis:

     

    Food Science

    Fructo Borate Complex:  In their inital 2011 pilot study research from Scorei et al. sought to determine whether 15 days of dietary supplementation with fructo borate could acutely modulate inflammatory and lipid blood markers in individuals with primary OA.

    Out of 116 initial sujects 60 completed the study as designed.  The aim was to compare the effects of fructo borate to placebo.  The inflammatory biomarkers looked at were C-reactive protein (CRP), fibrinogen (FBR) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR).

    These inflammatory markers were convincing because in all the boron-supplemented participants levels of CRP, FBR and ESR were reduced but not in the ones receiving the placebo.

    If you click on the Fructo Borate Complex link above it will take you to our monograph on this product and the original research conducted on it in Yugoslavia by Miljukovic et al., where they demonstrated significant reduction in pain, swelling and in an increased mobility in affected arthritic joints.  They utilized the WOMAX Index and the Newnham Criteria.

    Phyto Power:  contains three species of wildcrafted Alaskan Rosehips (the whole fruit and seeds), four species of wildcrafted dandelions (aerial parts 90% w/w, roots 10% w/w and flower), and four species of wildcrafted blueberry (fruit >95% w/w and leave and stems < 5% w/w).

    Christensen et al, in their meta-analysis, looked at three studies of 287 OA patients over a 3-month trial and concluded that rosehip powder consistently reduced pain scores and that patients taking the rosehip were twice as likely to respond as the placebo group. In contrast to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin, rosehip has anti-inflammatory actions that do not have ulcerogenic effects and do not inhibit platelets nor influence the coagulation cascade or fibrinolysis. (Christensen, 2008).

    Wintheri et al. (2005) studied 94 patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee to ascertain the effectiveness of rosehip (Rosa canina or dog rose). They conclude rosehip helps to reduce pain, swelling and suffering; alleviate sympotoms of osteoarthritis, and reduce the consumption of rescue medication. The dosing was 5 capsules (500 mg per capsule) BID for 3 months.  (Note: the dog rose is not a strong rosehip, hence the large dosage.)

    High levels of the carotenoid lycopene are found in the Alaska rosehip.  Lycopene has gained attention for its strong antioxidative capabilities and for its potential to play a protective role against a number of chronic diseases, including osteoarthritis (Rao, 2007).

    No. 7 Systemic Booster: contains a higher potency proprietary blend of our pedigreed Bulgarian probiotic bacteria, plus an important fusion of organic whole fruits, berry extracts, chicory root soluble fiber with carefully selected complimentary nutriceuticals (including Vitamin D-3).

    A healthy GI tract microbiome is essential to reducing chronic inflammation throughout the body including in conditions associated with OA (Vitetta, 2013).

    Bibliography

    • Abramson SB. (2004) Inflammation in osteoarthritis. J Rheumatol Suppl; 70: 70-76.
    • Christensen et al. (2008).  Does the hip powder of Rosa canina (rosehip) reduce pain in osteoarthritis patients? — a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Osteoarthritic and Cartilage; 16(9): 965-972.
    • Cohen M. (2012). Rosehip- an evidence based herbal medicine for inflammation and arthritis. Aust Fam Physician; 41(7): 495-8.
    • Miljkovic et al. (2009). Calcium Fructoborate:  plant-based dietary boron for human nutrition. J Diet Suppl;6:211-226.
    • Rao AV, Rao LG. (2007). Carotenoids and human health. Pharmacol Res; 55: 207-216.
    • Scorei RI, Rotaru P. Calcium fructoborate—potential anti-inflammatory agent. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2011
    • Spector et al. (1997).  Low-level increases in serum C-reactive protein are present in early osteoarthritis of the knee and predict progressive disease. Arthritis Rheum; 40(4): 723-727.
    • Vitetta et al. (2013).  The Gastrointestinal Microbiome and Musculoskeletal Diseases:  A Beneficial Role for Probiotic and Prebiotics. Pathogens; 2(4); 606-626.
    • Winther K et al. (2005). A powder made from seeds and shells of a rosehip subspecies (Rosa cnina) reduces symptoms of knee and hip asteoarthritis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Scnd J Rheumatol; 34(4): 302-8.

     

    Sincerely 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.

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    In the USA the boron levels in the soil have dropped considerably over the last 50 years due to our industrialized agricultural practices.  The same can be said where they are exported around the world.  Arthritis is increasing, especially juvenile arthritis in these regions.
    Newnham RE. (1991) Agricultural Practices Affect Arthritis. Nutrition & Health; 7:89-100.
  • Osteoporosis Support

    Dear Friends

    Fractures associated with osteoporosis affect one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 years, and is largely due to our diet and lack of boron in our soil (Devirian, 2003; Sacco, 2013).

    Fructo Borate ComplexPhyto Power, and No. 7 Systemic Booster work together as an intelligent system of nutrients that signals the body to create healthy bone. This is the necessary power found in food.

    Therapeutic Food recipe to support the reduction and prevention of Osteoporosis:

     

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    Macro- and micronutrients contribute to skeletal health by supporting bone matrix production and mineralization.  Of these, calcium, vitamin D and proteins are the most important nutrients for supporting the skeleton (Heaney 1995; Bonjour 2005).

    However, because there is very little boron in the soil, Americans and many people in other developed countries, suffer with osteoporosis, even though the dietary intake of calcium and vitamin D is adequate according to the recommended daily allowances (RDA).

    Three dietary factors, independent of calcium and/or vitamin D, strongly influence bone and mineral homeostasis and long-term bone health. These are carbohydrate-bound boron, as found in Fructo Borate and No 7. Systemic Booster; polyphenol rich foods as found in Phyto Power and No. 7 Systemic Booster; and prebiotic and probiotic as found in No. 7 Systemic Booster.  No 7 also contains supernatant (rich nutients), vitamin D3, and more (for more on nutrients, see McCabe, 2015; Sacco, 2013).

    Fructo Borate Complex: is a complex of calcium ascorbate and carbohydrate bound boron; exactly as it is found in fresh and dried fruits, vegetables and herbs when grown in soils containing boron. Unfortunately, boron is missing in our daily nutrition as industrialized farming has depleted boron from our soil.

    A substantial number of metabolic processes in humans and animals are beneficially affected by physiologic amounts of dietary boron.  Boron enhances bone integrity and reduces the risk of osteoporosis by enhancing Vitamin D-3 and the steroid hormones DHEA and testosterone levels in the blood—all commonly found to be increasingly deficient as we reach our senior years (Villareal 2000; Miljkovic 2002; Laird 2010; Sinnesaelo 2011).

    Miljkovic's research found one months supplementation with fructo-borate (as formulated in our Fructo Borate Complex) increased blood levels of D-3 by 19.6%, testosterone by 29.5% and DHEA-S levels by 56% (Miljkovic 2002).

    Sinnesaelo's reseach demonstrates that testosterone is an important hormone for both bone gain and maintenance in men.  Hypogonodal men have accelerated bone turnover (Sinnesaelo 2011).

    Villareal concluded that DHEA replacement in those elderly women and men who have very low serum DHEA levels can partially reverse age-related changes is BMD (Villareal 2000).

    Laird and researchers found that Vitamin D alone and in combination with calcium appears to have a clear significant effect on bone mineral density (BMD) (Laird 2010).

    Phyto Power:  contains three species of wildcrafted Alaskan Rosehips (the whole fruit and seeds), four species of wildcrafted dandelions (aerial parts 90% w/w, roots 10% w/w and flower), and four species of wildcrafted blueberry (fruit >95% w/w and leave and stems < 5% w/w).

    Alaska wild berries range from 3 to 10 times higher in phytonutrients (such as carotenoids, catechins, flavonoids and other polyphenols) than those grown in the lower latitudes of the United States (Dinstel, 2013).

    High levels of the carotenoid lycopene are found in the Alaska rosehip.  Lycopene has gained attention for its strong antioxidative capabilities and for its potential to play a protective role against a number of chronic diseases, including osteoporosis (Rao, 2007).

    Epidemiological data using various adult populations have demonstrated a positive relationship between the intake levels or serum levels of lycopene and bone mass, bone turnover and/or fracture risk (Sahni, 2009).

    Epidemiological studies have reported reduced risk of hip fractures or higher bone BMD in habitual tea drinkers.  This is due to their catechin family of flavonoids.  Alaskan wild-crafted rosehips are loaded with catechins (Hegarty, 2000).

    Blueberry prevents bone loss in an OVX rat model.  The objective of this study was to explore the bone protective role of blueberry in an OVX rat model.  The researchers' findings indicate that blueberry can prevent bone loss as seen by the increase in BMD and favorable changes in biomarkers of bone metabolism (Devareddy, 2008).

    An ovariectomized rat (OVX) is a female rat whose ovaries have been removed.  This represents the stages of osteoporosis in humans.  The OVX rat model is the approved preclinical model by the FDA for studying how the decline in endogenous estrogen production by the ovaries at menopause leads to postmenopausal osteoporosis and how potential interventions can preserve bone metabolism in this state (Johnston, 2015).

    No. 7 Systemic Booster: contains a higher potency proprietary blend of our pedigreed Bulgarian probiotic bacteria, plus an important fusion of organic whole fruits, berry extracts, chicory root soluble fiber with carefully selected complimentary nutriceuticals (including Vitamin D-3).

    "Bone is an organ that the gut has long been known to regulate through absorption of calcium, the key bone mineral. It is clear that modulation of the gut and its microbiome can affect bone density and strength in humans" (McCabe, 2015).

    The lactic acid producing bacteria, such as found in the No. 7 Systemic Booster, are known to facilitate the acidification of the GI tract mucus membrane enabling absorption of calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and other important minerals for bone health.

    Probiotic organisms produce SCFA as a byproduct of their fermentation of prebiotics such as the inulin, berries, dandelion and other fibers in the Phyto Power and No 7.  Short chain fatty acids (SCFA) can enhance calcium absorption and signal locally in the gut and in the bone in ways that result in decreased osteoclast activity and/or increased osteoblast activity leading to enhanced bone density, structure and strength (McCabe, 2015).

    Bibliography

    • Bonjour JP. (2005). Dietary protein: an essential nutrient for bone health. J Am Coll Nutr; 24(6 Suppl): 526S-36S.
    • Devareddy et al. (2008). Blueberry prevents bone loss in ovariectomized rat model of postmenopausal osteoporosis. JNB; 19(10): 694-699.
    • Devirian TA, Volpe SL. (2003). The Physiological Effects of Dietary Boron. Crit Rev in Food Sci and Nut; 43(2): 219-231.
    • Heaney RP. (1995). Skeletal development and maintenance: the role of calcium and vitamin D. Adv Endocrinol Metab; 6: 17-38.
    • Hegarty VM, May HM, Khaw KT. (2000). Tea drinking and bone mineral density in older women. Am J Clin Nutr; 71: 1003-1007.
    • Johnston BD, Ward WE. (2015). The Ovariectomized Rat as a Model for studying Alveolar Bone Loss in Postmenopausal Women. BioMed Research International; 2015: Article ID 635023, 12 pages.
    • Laird et al. (2010). Vitamin D and Bone Health: Potential Mechanisms. Nutrients; 2(7): PMC3257670.
    • McCabe L., Britton RA., Parameswaran N. (2015). Prebiotic and Probiotic Regulation of Bone Health: Role of the Intestine and its Microbiome. Curr Osteoporos Rep; DOI 10.1007
    • Milijkovic N. (2002). Vitamin D. Steroid Hormone Homeostasis and Calcium Fructo-borate Supplementation. Department of Orthopedic Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia.
    • Rao AV, Rao LG. (2007). Carotenoids and human health. Pharmacol Res; 55: 207-216.
    • Sacco et al. (2013). Phytonutrients for bone health during ageing. BJCP; 75(3): 697-707.
    • Sahni et al. (2009). Protective effect of total carotenoid and lycopene intake on the risk of hip fracture: a 17-year follow-up from the Framingham Osteopororsis Study. J bone Miner Res; 24: 1086-1094.
    • Sinnesaelo et al. (2011). Testosterone and the Male Skeleton: A Dual Mode of Action. Journal of Osteoporosis; Article IND 130328: 7 pages.
    • Villarea et al. (2000). Effect of DHEA replacement on bone mineral density and body composition in elderly women and men. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf); 53(5): 561-8.

     

    Sincerely 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.

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    "It turns out that an apple a day really can keep the doctor away—especially if she is a cardiologist."
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  • Reducing the risk of heart disease

    Dear Friends

    How do we reduce the risk of heart disease? With a plant based diet. See Green Facts below to learn what the World Health Organization (WHO) and Kaiser Permantente say about plant based diets.

    BioImmersion agrees whole-heartedly! Because of our busy lives and toxic environment, our bodies need extra help: a wide variety of the powerful concentrated plant-based whole foods and extracts that go into our Therapeutic Food Supplement range. Each product is individually designed through ongoing research to deeply nourish and combat the growing threats of modern life (Therapeutic Foods).

    A Therapeutic Food recipe for supporting the reduction of Heart Disease:

     

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    Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic contains probiotic (33 billion cfu/tbl of certified stains of pedigreed L acidophilus, B. longum, L. rhamnosus, L. plantarum, S. thermophilus) and prebiotic (patented oat bran with high levels of beta glucan soluble fiber, whole red beet root and inulin derived from chicory fiber).

    The prebiotic inulin and the probiotic Bifidobacteria, along with the Lactobacillus strains selected support the reduction of endotoxemia, a leading cause of metabolic disorders  such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease (Cani 2007, 2007a, 2008, 2009).

    Whitehead et al. (2014) performed a meta-analysis on 28 randomized controlled trials on the effectiveness of oat bran beta glucans to lower LDL cholesterol.  Oat beta glucan reduced LDL and total cholesterol by 0.25 mmol/L and 0.30 mmol/L respectively at doses of 3g/d.

    Saini (2010) found that the fiber inulin inhibits hepatic lipogenesis (creation of cholesterol), inducing a significant hypotriglyceridemic effect.

    DiRienzo (2014) reviewed 26 clinical studies and two meta-analyses and found amongst others that L. acidophilus plus inulin significantly decrease LDL cholesterol.  Their conclusion was that probiotic intake as a therapeutic lifestyle change can have a positive effect on reduced CHD risk factors.

    Phyto Power contains three species of wildcrafted Rosehips (the whole fruit and seeds), four species of wildcrafted dandelions (aerial parts 90% w/w, roots 10% w/w and flower), and four species of wildcrafted blueberry (fruit >95% w/w and leave and stems < 5% w/w).
    Alaska wild berries range from 3 to 5 times higher in ORAC value than cultivated berries from the lower 48 states. For instance, cultivated blueberries have an ORAC scale of 30. Alaska wild dwarf blueberries measure 85 (Dinstel, 2013).
    Phyto Power's broad array of phytonutrients (catechins, organic acids, vitamins, flavonoids, carotenoids, anthocyanins, polyphenols) provide support as antioxidants, in cardiovascular protection, for anti-atherosclerosis, to improvement of endothelial function and for anti-inflammation; as well as supporting, anti-apoptosis, anti-aging, anti carcinogen, anti-microbial and neurological protection (Han, 2007). Pure anthocyanins are up to seven times more effective as antioxidants inhibiting lipid peroxidation than alpha tocopherol (Lila, 2004).

     

    Bibliography

    • Cani et al. (2009). Changes in gut microbiota control inflammation in obese mice through a mechanism involving GLP-2 driven improvement of gut permeability. Gut; 58(8): 1091-1103.
    • Cani et al. (2008). Changes in gut microbiotia control metabolic endotoxemia-induced inflammation in high-fat induced obesity and diabetes in mice, Diabetes; 57: 1470-81.
    • Cani et al. (2007). Metabolic endotoxemia initiates obesity and insulin resistance. Diabetes; 56:1761-72.
    • Cani et al. (2007a). Selective increases of Bifidobacteria in gut microflora improve high-fat-diet-induced diabetes in mice through a mechanism associated with endotoxaemia. Diabetologia; 50: 2374-83.
    • DiRienzo DB. (2014). Effect of probiotics on biomarkers of cardiovascular disease: implications for heart-healthy diets. Nutr Rev; 72(1): 18-29.
    • Dinstel RR, Cascio J, Koukel S. (2013). The antioxidant level of Alaska's wild berries: high, higher and highest. Int J Circumpolar Health;72 doi:10.3402/ijch.v7210.21188.
    • Lilla MA. (2004). Plant Pigments and their Manipulation: Annual Plant Reviews; Vol. 14: Chapter 8, Blackwell Publishing.
    • Han et al. (2007). Meta-analysis: Dietary Polyphenols and their Biological Significance. Int J Mo Sci; 8(9): 950-988.
    • Saini et al. (2010). Potential of probiotics in controlling cardiovascular diseases. J Cariovasc Dis Res; 1(4): 213-214.
    • Tuso et al. (2013). Nutritional Update for Physicians: Plant-Based Diets. The Permanente Journal; 17(2); 61-66.
    • Weggemans et al. (2001). Dietary cholesterol from eggs increases the ratio of total cholesterol to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in humans: a meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr; 73: 885-91.
    • Whitehead et al. (2014). Cholesterol-lowering effects of oat beta glucan: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am J Clin Nutr; 100(6): 1413-1421.

     

    Sincerely 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.

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    Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and Kaiser Permantente, the largest managed healthcare organization in the United States, recommend changing our diet to one that is a plant-based diet in order to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

    In 2010 the World Health Organization (WHO) put out their Global Status Report On Noncommunicable Diseases stating,Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading causes of death globally, killing more people each year that all other causes combined … NCDs are caused by four behavioral risk factors: tobacco use, unhealthy diet, insufficient physical activity and the harmful use of alcohol … Of the 57 million global deaths in 2008, 36 million, were due to NCDs, principally cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases ...Adequate consumption of fruit and vegetables reduces the risk for cardiovascular diseases ... High consumption of saturated fats and trans-fatty acids is linked to heart disease.Heart disease is still the number one killer (CDC April 2016).

    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)."
  • Endotoxemia effect on weight gain

    Dear Friends

    What is the correlation between processed foods, endotoxemia, and weight gain?

    Cani and associates (2008) found that bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) levels set the tone of insulin sensitivity and the onset of obesity and diabetes. An increased gut permeability allowed for the passage of LPS through the gut wall into the systemic circulation.  Thus, lowering plasma LPS concentration could be a potent strategy for the control of metabolic diseases.

    LPS are large molecules that are found in the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, and elicit strong immune responses in animals.

    I'll discuss a handy protocol below based on some exciting fiber and probiotic research.

    The following diagram from Cani (2008)graphically spells out the chain of events.

    Leaky Gut Cascade

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    "This graph shows that changes in the gut microbiota controls endotoximia, inflammation, and associated disorders by a mechanism that increases intestinal permeability" (Cani, 2008).

    Cani (2007, 2007a, 2008, 2009) demonstrated in their research that adding to the diet soluble fibers such as inulin (containing oligofructose chains) stimulates the growth of Bifidobacteria sp. which caused a reduction in gut permeability, thereby reducing the levels of LPS systemically, and resulted in weight loss and reduced metabolic disorders.

    A Therapeutic Food protocol for adding bifidobacteria and fiber (inulin) for the reduction and prevention of Obesity and Diabetes:

    Pick one of these excellent sources for daily dosaging.

    Direction:  Pick from any of these three products of probiotics, which contain large amounts of bifidobacteria and inulin.

    Bibliography

    • Cani et al. (2009). Changes in gut microbiota control inflammation in obese mice through a mechanism involving GLP-2 driven improvement of gut permeability. Gut; 58(8): 1091-1103.
    • Cani et al. (2008). Changes in gut microbiota control metabolic endotoxemia-induced inflammation in high-fat induced obesity and diabetes in mice, Diabetes; 57:1470-81.
    • Cani et al. (2007). Metabolic endotoxemia initiates obesity and insulin resistance. Diabetes; 56:1761-72.
    • Cani et al. (2007a). Selective increases of Bifidobacteria in gut microflora improve high-fat-diet-induced diabetes in mice through a mechanism associated with endotoxaemia. Diabetologia; 50: 2374-83.

    Sincerely 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.

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    Which country in the world has the highest percentage of obese citizens?
    The Kingdom of Tonga with 68.7% obesity, and over 30% diabetes.  Their daily diet, an exceedingly high fatty corn beef, along with high starch sweet potatoes.  For snacks the Tongans love to frequently munch on lamb flap which contain 50% fat.  See Matoto et al. (2014). Burden and spectrum of disease in people with diabetes in Tonga. Public Health Action; 4: S44-S49.
  • Bifidobacteria and reduction of Obesity

    Dear Friends

    Is there a correlation between obesity and low levels of bifidobacteria?

    Cani and associates (2007, 2007a, 2008, 2009) found a clear correlation between the bifidogenic power of oligofructose, and the importance of maintaining healthy levels of bifidobacterial populations for the reduction of obesity and diabetes.

    An incredible chain of events happens when we eat a high fat diet. First, the gut flora changes, as seen in reduction in levels of Bifidobacteria, causing an increase in GI tract permeability. Increased permeability then allows for more LPS absorption, which brings about endotoxemia, a rise in inflammation, and the all too known manifestation of the metabolic disorders of obesity and diabetes.

    Cani et al. found bifidobacteria and oligofructose (the prebiotic inulin) reduce and prevent obesity and diabetes.

    Therapeutic Food protocol to support the reduction and prevention of Obesity and Diabetes:

    Direction:  Pick from any of these three synbiotic products, all of which contain large amounts of bifidobacteria and inulin (oligofructose).  A synbiotic product contains probiotic and prebiotic.

    Bibliography

    • Cani et al. (2009). Changes in gut microbiota control inflammation in obese mice through a mechanism involving GLP-2 driven improvement of gut permeability. Gut; 58(8): 1091-1103.
    • Cani et al. (2008). Changes in gut microbiota control metabolic endotoxemia-induced inflammation in high-fat induced obesity and diabetes in mice, Diabetes; 57:1470-81.
    • Cani et al. (2007). Metabolic endotoxemia initiates obesity and insulin resistance. Diabetes; 56:1761-72.
    • Cani et al. (2007a). Selective increases of Bifidobacteria in gut microflora improve high-fat-diet-induced diabetes in mice through a mechanism associated with endotoxaemia. Diabetologia; 50: 2374-83.

     

    Sincerely 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.

     

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