Reducing the risk of heart disease
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:
- Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic: 1 tbl daily
- Phyto Power: 2 capsules daily
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.
- 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.
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.
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).