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  • The Next Generation Probiotic

    Dear Friends,

    The new product is here: LactORNs—the next generation in probiotics.

    New research indicates friendly bacteria of unprocessed fermented foods retain their oligoribonucleotides (ORNs) which are then released when eaten, because of the saliva's pH (Marshall, 2007). A chain of reactions then occures:

    Immune cells, imbedded in oral tissues, respond to these ORNs by releasing stimulating cytokines that restore the powers of the immune network.

    An alerted immune network successfully defends the host against chemical toxins, viruses and bacteria without side effects.

    Either before or during stress conditions a daily dose of ORNs will maintain or restore the animal and human’s immune system compromised by stress.

    At this point, the typical probiotics manufacturing process does not retain the bacterial ORNs, they are discarded with the supernatant. Most of you are familiar with our supernatant products, and understand the protective value that our Bulgarian scientists placed upon retaining the supernatant metabolites.

    In this new generation product, our focus is on the ORNs.

    You will notice a new unit of measurement on the label:  The right dose of ORNs is determined not by the animal’s body weight but rather by the number of immune cells in its mouth.  Therefore, Colony Forming Units (CFUs) are not used to determine the dose of ORNs.  The dose is based on the number of Arbitrary Units (AU) of ORNs released in the mouth. Research has determined that the optimal amount of AUs is different for each species of animal one is feediing.  For example the AUs for cattle is 10, for pigs is 2, shrimp even have their own unique AU as do laboratory mice and rats.  For humans the AU is 30. (Marshall, 2007).

    The development of ORNs starts with growing a selected strain of L. casei in a media that supports the retention of releasable ORNs.

    When the ORN concentration is maximum, the culture is freeze-dried in a manner preserving the ORNs of the Lactobacillus casei.

    The LactORN is a healthy addition to your existing probiotic supplementation. Think of it as your immune boosting tool. Across animal species, the LactORN has been shown to support immunes system competencies to prevent infections caused by viruses and bacteria. It also helps the body to protects itself from toxins (Marshall, 2007).

    Marshall W. 2007. Oligoribonucleotides alert the immune system of animals to the imminence of microbial infections. US patent 7,189,834 B2

    Sincerely yours,

    Seann Bardell
    BioImmersion.com

    Clinical Note:

    LactORN contains the probiotic Lactobacillus casei grown in a way to retain its natural oligoribonucleotides.  Plus it contains the prebiotic inulin derived from organic chicory root. Take one tsp 2 or 3 times a week for immune support.

    LactORN Bottle
    ORN Supplemental Facts 2

    This amazing little creature is a Fennec Fox who lives, as a nocturnal animal, in “of all places” the Sahara Desert.

    The Last Quiz Answer:

    There are 216 species of owls.  These two beauties are barred owls.  They are also know as hoot owls.  It is highly vocal and can be heard calling during the day and night.

    Their diet is diverse as they prey upon frogs, birds, rats, bats, mice, squirrels, snakes and insects. The barred is found through out most of North America, and a large part of the southern Provinces of Canada, living in deep, moist forests and woodlands.

     

    Green Facts

    Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death

    Death in America is largely a food borne illness, so says Dr. Greger, who offers practical advice on how best to feed ourselves and our families.

  • Diet shapes the gut microbiome

    Dear Friends,

    Reserach demonstrates that diversity within our GI tract microbiome has been greatly reduced. How does that effect our children's health?

    De Filippo et al. (2010) compared the fecal microbiota of European children to that of children from a rural African community.  The diets of the two groups differed greatly.

    The researchers enrolled 15 healthy children living in a rural village in Burkina Faso, Africa, and 15 healthy children living in an urban area of Florence, Italy.  All children were between the ages of 1-6 years.

    The diet of the African kids was predominantly vegetarian: low in fat and animal protein and rich in starch, fiber, and plant polysaccharides.  All food resource were completely produced locally, cultivated and harvested nearby their village.  Their diet consisted mainly of cereals (millet grain and sorghum), legumes (black-eyed peas), and vegetables.  Whereas the diet of the European kids was the typical western diet high in animal protein, sugar, starch, and fat. It was also low in fiber (from vegetables, legumes, whole grains).

    The gut microbiomes of the children differed greatly.  The African children had much greater microbial richness and diversity.  The researchers posited that exposure to the large variety of enviromental microbes associated with a high-fiber diet could increase the potentially beneficial bacterial genomes, enriching the microbiome; and that reduction in microbial richness is possibly one of the undesirable effects of globalization and of eating generic, processed (protein, fat, carbs), uncontaminated (with healthy bacteria) foods.

    De Fillippo et al. (2010). Impact of diets in shaping gut microbiota revealed by a comparative study in children form Europe and rural Africa. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 107(33), 14691-14696.

    Sincerely yours,

    Seann Bardell
    BioImmersion.com

    Clinical Note:

    While certain bacterial families have developed resistance to antibiotics and have increased in our gut, other beneficial bacterial families decreased. This is of great medical concern.

    The Supernatant Synbiotic Formula was developed to support the gut, helping to protect it from nosocomal infections. Nococomal infections are those illnesses that one can get while staying in a health care facility from drug resistant bacteria, such a C. difficile.

    We put our Bulgarian scientists to the task of selecting strains of lactic acid bacteria that demonstrate the best inhibitory effect against Colostridial population.  It took them almost one year of work.  The results was the Supernatant Synbiotic Formula supplying a broad spectrum of powerful and safe probiotic organisms.  We have had wonderful feedback regarding this products efficacy.  This amazing little creature is a Fennec Fox who lives, as a nocturnal animal, in “of all places” the Sahara Desert.

    The Last Quiz Answer:

    The Koala is the only mammal which can survive on a diet of eucalyptus leaves.  Eucalyptus leaves are very fibrous and low in nutrition, and are extremely poisonous.

    Koalas have evolved a range adaptation to survive such a diet.  One is the microbial fermentation of the partially digested eucalyptus leaves.  In Barker et al (2013) study researchers found a highly complex and diverse ecosystem with considerable variation at the genus level.  The samples were dominated by sequences from the Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes phyla. (Barker et al. 2013. Investigation of the Koala hindgut microbiome via 16 S pyrosequencing. Vet Microbio, 167(3-4), 554-64.

    Green Facts

    The importance of diversity of species in all life forms as to their survivability shows up in many living examples.  In the latest, May 2015 Science American with the cover story, The Rise of the Tyrannosaurus, author American Paleontologist Stephen Brusatte states that this class of animals were extremely successful because of their great diversity of species.  Here's his inspiring lecture: Meet the new Tyrannosaurs.

  • Take ownership of your microbiome.

    Dear Friends,

    The microbiome is comprised of approximately 100 trillion mostly bacterial cells. It has been characterized as an extra organ, bestowing us with 100 times more gene power, than our own human cells can give.  In fact, Homo sapiens are being thought of, by some, as super organisms, made up of human cells and microbial populations that have co-evolved with us.

    This essential organ, the microbiome, provides the host with enhanced metabolic capabilities, protection against pathogens, education of the immune system and modulation of gastrointestinal development (De Filippos 2010).

    Together, the host and microbiome have been termed a ‘supra-organism’ whose combined activities represent both a shared target for natural selection and a driver of adaptive responses (Schnorr 2014).

    Although we are excited about our increased understanding of the GI tract microbiome, most of our knowledge emanates from research conducted on populations within the industrialized world.  What about traditional rural horticultural populations, living off the land with only some dietary influences from highly processed foods?  And how about the "hunter-gatherer" populations, the few that are left in the world: what constitutes their microbiome makeup and how does that reflect on their health?

    I have chosen three very interesting research papers that shed important life on the question of what makes up a healthy microbiome. The key words for healthy bodies are diversity in the diet, which is made up of mostly seasonal vegetables, fruits, legume, roots, but very little animal protein. See my article on food diversity.

    Obregon-Tito et al. (2015). Subsistence strategies in traditional societies distinguish gut microbiomes. Nat Commun 6, 6505. Doi: 10. 1038/ncomms7505.

    Schnorr et al. (2014). Gut microbiome of the Hadza hunter-gatherers. Nat Commun, 5, 3654. doi: 10. 1038/ncomms4654.

    De Fillippo et al. (2010). Impact of diets in shaping gut microbiota revealed by a comparative study in children from Europe and rural Africa. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 107(33), 14691-14696.

    Sincerely yours,

    Seann Bardell
    BioImmersion.com

    Clinical Note:

    BioImmersion's Original Synbiotic Formula and the Supernatant Synbiotic Formula  provide good choices for supporting diversity in the microbiome.  Both formulas supply human derived symbiotic bacteria that have co-evolved with us and provide strong support for our healthy gastrointestinal functioning.

    I am amazed by the things I find out from your work with these formulas.  Just yesterday a doctor told me that the Supernatant Synbiotic Formula works to kill L-form bacteria.  She was very excited about this.  I am going to call her back and ask her for more of the details, which I will share with you.

    This amazing little creature is a Fennec Fox who lives, as a nocturnal animal, in “of all places” the Sahara Desert.

    The Last Quiz Answer:

    Meet Ray's Storm, a much beloved retired race horse who now lives as a family member with our dear friends in Alaska.  As Maureen say, "He's a hoot!"  He even has his own Facebook page.

    Did you know that many racehorses end up at slaughter auctions within a week of their last race, despite the fact that many tracks across the country have policies opposing this practice. (From Stud to Slaughter, 2013)

     

    Green Facts

    Learn How This Family Grows 6,000 Lbs of Food on just 1/10th Acre.

    Their website now get 6,000,000 hits a month from people all over the world interested in their amazing urban farm.  Heaven on earth we can create!

  • Probiotics for IBS, Anxiety and Depression?

    Dear Friends,

    Can chronic stress be a causative factor that brings on IBS? And, at the same time, does IBS cause anxiety and depression?

    Can certain probiotic dosing help ameliorate both conditions?

    Three important questions that Ait-Belgnaoui et al. (2014) asked in their research, "Probiotic gut effect prevents the chronic psychological stress-induced brain activity abnormality in mice."

    The researchers make a strong claim that their study demonstrates a connection between certain probiotics supplementation and the reduction of markers of stress, anxiety, and IBS. Stress affects the gut, and the gut affects the brain, and vice versa: it is bi-directional.

    Their claim is that Lactobacillus helveticus and Bifidobacterium longum given orally can help ameliorate chronic stress-induced abnormal brain plasticity, reduction in neurogenes, and increase in stress hormone.

    Their findings highlight the important role of bacteria in the bi-directional communication of the gut-brain axis and suggest that probiotic treament may prove to be a useful therapeutic alternative in stress-related disorders such as anxiety and depression.

    Ait-Belgnaoui et al. (2014). Probiotic gut effect prevents the chronic psychological stress-induced brain activity abnormality in mice. Neurogastroenterol Motil, 26, 510-520.

    Sincerely yours,

    Seann Bardell
    BioImmersion.com

    Clinical Note:

    BioImmersion's Original Synbiotic Formula and the Supernatant Synbiotic Formula  provide good choices for options in supporting of this most important gut-brain axis.

     

    This amazing little creature is a Fennec Fox who lives, as a nocturnal animal, in “of all places” the Sahara Desert.

    The Last Quiz Answer:

    This is the wild ass (Equus africanus).  It is believed to be the ancestor of the domestic donkey.  They live in the desert area of the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia).  They can run almost as fast as a horse (around 45mph). They are a hardy animal and well adapted to desert life. They can sustain water loss of up to 30% of their body weight, and can drink enough water in two to five minutes to restore fluid loss.  About 570 exist in the wild.  For endangered species in our world see:

    EDGE: Evolutionarily Distinct & Globally Endangered

     

     

    Green Facts

    Allow me to blow your mind.  Who do you think would win in this fight?

                              Killer Whale vs. Great White

    National Geographic captures the video and the story.

  • L. plantarum, a very good friend!

    Dear Friends,

    We have chosen Lactobacillus plantarum in our Original and Beta Glucan formulas for research continues to show its many beneficial effects in both animal models and human studies.

    Recent studies have further supported the potential of L. plantarum in treating intestinal disorders (Guzman, 2013).

    IBS and Regularity:  A small, 40 patient randomized, double-blind clinical trial showed that L. plantarum resolved abdominal pain in all IBS patients compared to the control group and provided significant bowel movement regularity to constipated patients (Niedzielin, 2001).

    A recent, large scale follow-up clinical trial was performed using similar parameters and metrics and demonstrated beneficial effects relative to IBS (Ducrotte, 2012).

    Infection of E. Coli:  Notably Lactobacillus plantarum has been suggested to release factors that significantly inhibit pathogenic bacterial adhesion to the mucosa, inhibiting such organisms as E. coli which can cause E. coli-induced increase in barrier permeability (Mageli, 2002).

    Guzman et al. (2013). Diet, Microbiome, and the Intestinal Epithelium: An Essential Triuvirate? BioMed Research International, 425146 (Published online).

    Niedzielin et al. (2001). A controlled, double-blind, randomized study on the efficacy of Lactobacillus plantarum 299v in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 13(10), 1143-1147.

    Ducrotte et al. (2012). Clinical trail:  Lactobacillus plantarum 299v (DSM, 9843) improves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 18(30), 4012-4018.

    Mangell et al. (2002). Lactobacillus plantarum 299 v inhibits Escherichia coli-induced intestinal permeability. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 47(3), 511-516.

    Lactobacillus plantarum is a good friend.  It is not only will function as a trusted warrior in your digestive tract, but it is also an important commercial fermenter of some of our favorite foods—foods such sausage, sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles and other fermented vegetables, adding to their safety, nutritional value and digestibility.

    Sincerely yours,

    Seann Bardell
    BioImmersion.com

    Clinical Note:

    BioImmersion's Original Synbiotic Formula is the gold standard of probiotic formulas.  It contains good bugs (probiotic) and good fiber (prebiotic).  Its five pedigreed lactic acid bacteria are:  L. plantarum, L. acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, S. thermophilus and B. longum. 
    The fiber is:  the soluble fiber from organic chicory root called inulin.  Take 1/4 -1 tsp daily.

    BioImmersion's Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic is also a powdered supplement containing probiotic and prebiotic. The probiotics are the same five pedigreed species/strains as are found in the Original. The difference is in its collection of fibers. To the organic inulin we've added organic red beet root fiber and oat bran in which  we've concentrated its soluble beta glucans fibers. Take 1 tsp. to 1tbl, daily.

    For more detail on their feature and benefits click on the valuable links above, which will take you to their individual monographs.

     

    This amazing little creature is a Fennec Fox who lives, as a nocturnal animal, in “of all places” the Sahara Desert.

    The Last Quiz Answer:

    It is an amazing fact about the Komodo dragon, but they were only discovered around 100 years ago.  Today, there is about 4000 dragons on the islands of Komodo, Gila Motang, Rinea and Flores in Indonesia's Lesser Sunda Islands.  Weighting 300 pounds, 10 feet in length these guys don't mess around.  It is always time for dinner and they are omnivorous—deer, pigs, water buffalo and humans are all for dinner.  If their teeth don't kill you their bite will.  Once bitten one dies of septic shock in 24 hours. (National Geographic) 

     

    Green Facts

    It was several years ago when I linked for you —Christian The Lion—the heart wrenching video of a bond between two men and a lion.  It has been viewed and I am sure teared-over by millions.

    Well, here is another amazing video between cross-species friends as they reunite after 5 years of being apart—Damian Aspinali and the wild gorilla Kwibi.

  • Blueberry for CHD, Diabetes and Obesity

    Dear Friends,

    Our most expensive supplement—pure North American Blueberry Extract—is a powerhouse.

    What can the blueberry do? Especially blueberry extract?

    Blueberry extract can reduce the risk of Parkinson's Disease (Lila, 2014); it also reduces inflammation, which reduces the risk of cancer among other diseases (Anand, 2008).

    Research by Vendrome et al. (2013) investigate the power of a wild blueberry enriched diet to improve the proinflammatory status associated with Metabolic Syndrome.

    Metabolic Syndrome has become a major public health problem in the United States.  And, chronic inflammation is a critical component of it, leading to dramatically increased risk of type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

    Circulating levels of key inflammatory markers and their expression in the liver and abdominal adipose tissue were examined in obese Zucker rats—tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, interleukin (IL)-6, C-reactive Protein (CRP), nuclear factor (NF)-kB and adiponectin concentration.  These rats had the classic manifestation of Metabolic Syndrome.

    For 8 weeks they added 8% wild blueberry to the diet—from week 8 to week 16, and this is what they found:  a decrease in plasma concentrations of TNF-alpha by 25.6%; decrease in IL-6 by14.9%; decrease in CRP by 13.1% and an increase in adiponectin concentration by 21.8%.

    Further, expression of IL-6, TNF-alpha and NF-kB was down both the liver (-65%,-59% and -25%, respectively) and the abdominal adipose tissue (-64%, -52% and -65%), while CRP expression was down-regulated only in the liver ( -25%).

    Vendrame et al. 2013. Wild Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) consumption improves inflammatory status in the obese Zucker rat model of the metabolic syndrome. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 24(8), 1508-1512.

    Sincerely yours,

    Seann Bardell
    BioImmersion.com

    Clinical Note:

    BioImmersion's Blueberry Extract supplement contains 60 capsules with 500mg per capsule of pure blueberry extract and nothing else.  There are no excipients of any kind.  The capsule is a vegetarian capsule made from cellulose and water.  Take one capsule per day.

    Our Phyto Power contains wildcrafted blueberries, rosehips (with their seeds) and dandelions (roots, leaves and flowers) rich in a broad spectrum of anti-inflammatory compounds—flavonoids and polyphenols.  Take one to two a day.

     

    This amazing little creature is a Fennec Fox who lives, as a nocturnal animal, in “of all places” the Sahara Desert.

    The Last Quiz Answer:

    The eland is the world's largest antelope.  It's native to more than 15 African countries.  Can live up to 25 years in captivity. Of the population 50% live on protected land. Elands have experienced population decline due to hunting. Their rich milk, tasty meat, and useful hides make elands a useful ranch animal and hunting target. Human populations are growing and expanding into elands' living space and are using up their food sources. (African Wildlife Foundation)

     

    Green Facts

    "We want  to be a part of building a world in which life, human and non-human alike, not only survives but thrives."  See Biomimicry.org.

  • A Common Cause for Disease Today

    Dear Friends,

    Many scientists posit that the common cause behind modern society's major chronic degenerative diseases is inflammation. That's the bad new.

    The good news is:  Research consistently shows that certain foods help to down regulate inflammation—foods such as blueberry extract, and phytonutrients such as those contained in our Phyto Power. (Vendrame, 2013)

    Let's look at cancer as an example.  In the 2008 paper, Cancer is a preventable disease that requires major lifestyle changes, the researchers state that:

    "Inflammation is the link between the agents/factors that cause cancer and the agents that prevent it."

    For starters they make the point that only 5-10% of all cancer cases can be attributed to genetic defects, whereas the remaining 90-95% have their roots in the environment and lifestyle.

    Evidence indicates that 25-30% are due to tobacco, 30-35% are linked to diet, 15-20% are due to infections, and the remainging percentage are due to other factors like radiation, physical activity and environmental pollution.

    When we talk about inflammatory markers we are looking at cytokines such as TNF alpha, IL-6 and chemokines, enzymes such as COX-2, LOX-5 and MMP-9, etc.  And the authors make the strong point that all of these inflammatory gene products have been shown to be regulated by Nuclear Factor Kappa B (NF-kB).  And, NF-kB activation is a component found in most types of cancers.

    Anand et al. 2008. Cancer is a Preventable Disease that Requires Major Lifestyle Changes. Pharm Res., 25(9), 2097-2116.

    How might Therapeutic Foods be agents that downregulate these various inflammatory messagers and help to prevent cancer?

    Sincerely yours,

    Seann Bardell
    BioImmersion.com

    Clinical Note:

    BioImmersion's Blueberry Extract supplement contains 60 capsules with 500mg per capsule of pure blueberry extract and nothing else.  There are no excipients of any kind.  The capsule is a vegetarian capsule made from cellulose and water.  Take one capsule per day.

    Our Phyto Power contains wildcrafted blueberries, rosehips (with their seeds) and dandelions (roots, leaves and flowers) rich in a broad spectrum of anti-inflammatory compounds—flavonoids and polyphenols.  Take one to two a day.

     

    This amazing little creature is a Fennec Fox who lives, as a nocturnal animal, in “of all places” the Sahara Desert.

    The Last Quiz Answer:

    Leopards are one powerful big cat.  So strong that it often hauls its kills into the branches of trees.  They are also strong swimmers, comfortable in the water.  They weigh up to 176 lbs and from head to body over 6 ft with a 4 ft tail extending beyond that.  Black leopards, which appear to be almost solid in color because their spots are hard to distinguish, are commonly called black panthers.  They are really black leopards.  They are such a magnificent creature.  (National Geographic)

     

     

    Green Facts

    How Whales Change The Climate

    Last week we looked at how Elephants are eco-farmers of the Africa jungles. This week you will see in the amazing video above how whales are definately the eco warrior of the deep.

    They are actually responsible for reducing COs levels from the atmophere.  As they increase the plankton levels throughout the seas—the base of the whole ocean food chain.

  • The Most Expensive Supplement

    Dear Friends,

    Blueberry extract is found to be one of the most effective fruits that protect human brain performance and reduce the risk of contracting Parkinson's!

    BioImmersion's Blueberry extracts, is not only rich in anthocynanins and proanthocyanidins, but has the full spectrum of these important nutrients! Our new technology of extraction successfully captures all of these flavonoids that is in the whole blueberry. The extract is powerful and expensive. See how to benefit from the extract in the clinical notes.

    Anthocynanis and Proanthocynidines were shown to alleviate neurodegeneration by stimulating cells mitochondria and thereby helping the cells to survive.  The study suggests that blueberries can contribute to prevention of the onset of neurodegeration, a hallmark of Parkinson’s.

    Dr. Mary Ann Lia, blueberry researcher and director of North Carolina State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute, is part of the team of scientists, stated that “Blueberries have both of these natural chemicals, anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins, in high concentrations, so they pack a more powerful, one-two punch.  And, they can have synergistic benefits that surpass many other fruits when it comes to protection against brain cell death, which in turn may reduce the risk of contracting Parkinson’s.”

    Strathearn et al. 2014. Neuroprotective effects of anthocyanin-and proanthocyanidin-rich extracts in cellular models of Parkinson’s disease. Brain Research, 1555(25), 60-77.

    Sincerely yours,

    Seann Bardell
    BioImmersion.com

    Clinical Note:

    Our new pure Blueberry Extract from the cultivar Vaccinium corymbosum offers an especially high yield of a broad spectrum of anthocyanins, and proanthocyanadins.  With our advanced extraction technology we are able to capture 100% of these important flavonoids from each berry.

    Our suggested dose is to start with one capsule a day. Increase as needed and then go back to the smallest dosage for maintenance.

     

    This amazing little creature is a Fennec Fox who lives, as a nocturnal animal, in “of all places” the Sahara Desert.

    The Last Quiz Answer:

    Are elephants the bees of the Ndok Forest?  These are.  These three amazing, rangy elephants are part of a family of jungle elephants emerging into a clearing deep in the heart of the Congo's jungle wilderness.

    The Congo, like the Amazon and the Great Boreal Forest of the Northern Woods are the lungs of the earth's biosphere.  And, these elephants, like the bees, spread the seeds of plants, through their eating and pooping, to diversify plant species over wide areas of the jungle—planting trees, and greening our planet.

    "Forest elephants at natural densities probably disperse more seeds than any other species or genus of vertebrates in African forests."

    Blake et al. 2009. Forest Elephants:  Tree Planters of the Congo, Biotropica, 10.1111/j.1744-7429.

    Green Facts

    CO 2 levels in atmosphere rising at dramatically faster rate, U.N. report warns!The very thing that is saving us from our demise— green plants and animals that help the plants and forests to grow are being systematically killed off.

  • L. casei rhamnosus & gut integrity

    Dear Friends,

    Another example for taking probiotics each morning. Many of our probiotic formulas carry L. casei rhamnosus.

    In a 2010 study Fang et al. demonstrated the probiotic L. casei rhamnosus's possible therapeutic effects:

    • its ability to inhibit the secretion of IL-8, a major pathogen-elicited epithelial chemoattractant of the inflammatory responses in salmonellosis. This means that the probiotic L. casei rhamnousus inhibits the reaction in our bodies caused by Salmonella's endotoxin LPS (a specific toxic material from Salmonella's cell wall).
    • its beneficial effect upon the re-establishment of the intestinal epithelial barrier function after inflammation. L. casei rhamnosus protects the tight junctions of the intestinal wall to maintain cell-wall integrity.

    Salmonella caused GI tract infection is an increasingly serious issue.  "It causes more hospitalizations and more death than any other foodborn illness.  It causes a million cases of food poisoning every year in the US, and over the last decade or so the number of cases has increased by 44% particularly among children and the elderly.  The number one cause of Salmonella poisoning—chicken!"  (See Nutrition facts.org March 13, 2015)

    Fang et al. 2010. Inhibitory effects of lactobacillus casei subsp. rhamnosus on Salmonella lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation and epithelial barrier dysfunction in a co-culture model using Caco-2/peripheral blood mononuclear cells., J.Med Microbiol, 59(5), 573-579.

    Again, we are seeing the pathogenic power of the endotoxin LPS (lipopolysaccharide) as we have in the two previous emails, this time caused by Salmonella.  And, we are seeing the protective power of good bugs (probiotics) and fiber—the very fibers and well established probiotic bacteria we employ in our Therapeutic Food Synbiotic Formulas.

    Sincerely yours,

    Seann Bardell
    BioImmersion.com

    Clinical Note:

    The Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic, the Original Synbiotic Formula, the Supernatant Synbiotic Formula, the Cranberry Pomegranate Synbiotic Formula and the No. 7 Systemic Booster all carry the Lactobacillus casie spp. rhamnosus in their arsenal.  Try them.  They are all very powerful probiotic (synbiotic) products.

    This amazing little creature is a Fennec Fox who lives, as a nocturnal animal, in “of all places” the Sahara Desert.

    The Last Quiz Answer:

    There are more that 900 species of bats on earth.  This makes bats the second most diverse species of mammals.

    This creature belongs to a species of bats known as the megabats, with wingspans of five feet.

    Like bees in other places, these creatures are the pollinators and seed dispersers of the islands in the tropic Pacific.

     

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  • Why more fiber!

    Dear Friends,

    Research is teaching us that simple changes in our diet can lead to profound changes in our health—add more fiber, probiotics and berries to your meals.

    Anderson et al. (2007) and Ghanim et al. (2009) found a high fat, high carbohydrate meal induced postprandial plasma LPS elevation which is causative for endotoxemia.

    Endotoxemia is characterized by a nasty elevation of inflammatory cytokines, transcription molecules and  other inflammatory markers—i.e. increases in TNF-alpha, IL-6, Nuclear Factor kappa B, CRP, TLP-4—all part of the pathogenesis of obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes.

    These same increases were totally absent after a meal rich in fiber and fruit was initiated.

    Anderson et al. (2007). Innate immunity modulates adipokines in humans. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab., 92, 2272-2279.

    Ghanim et al. (2009). Increase in plasma endotoxin concentrations and the expression of toll-like receptors and suppressor of cytokine signaling-3 in mononuclear cells after a high-fat, high-carbohydrate meal: implications for insulin resistance.  Diabetes Care, 32, 2281-2287.

    Sincerely yours,

    Seann Bardell
    BioImmersion.com

    Clinical Note:

    For breakfast add one generous tablespoon of each: the Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic and Energy Sustain, add fresh or frozen organic berries, and other healthy items you cherish blend and enjoy. You may add more fiber from both products, but start with one tablespoon!

    The Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic is such a wonderful source of soluble and insoluble fibers and of course its high levels of pedigreed probiotic organisms to support the healing of the GI tract membrane.

    The Energy Sustain provides powerful seeds and one grain (all gluten free and organic) adding to our diet more soluble and insoluble fibers along with vitamins, mineral, proteins, essential fat and complex carbs.  All providing the base for a healthy meal with a low glycemic load.

    This amazing little creature is a Fennec Fox who lives, as a nocturnal animal, in “of all places” the Sahara Desert.

    The Last Quiz Answer:

    The Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox) is Madagascar's largest carnivorous mammal.  They are six feet in length, with half of it being their three foot tail.

    Which family do they belong to: cat, dog or mongoose?  They are of the mongoose family.  Lemurs are their preferred food, but they also eat small mammals, fish, lizards, birds, frogs and insects.

     

    Green Facts

    Have you tuned into Slow Food?  It's an important association and movement to get to know and become a part of.

    "Growing the next generation of food lovers and advocates for good, clean and fair food for all."

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