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What Makes Food Therapeutic?

Dear Friends

What Makes Food Therapeutic?

Definitely a question Dohrea and I asked ourselves in the creation of BioImmersion and the Therapeutic Foods line.

Isn’t it amazing over the past few years or decades, depending on how old you are, how the answer to this question has profoundly evolved.


We are going to have a lot of fun with this question in 2014 as we will be rolling out a webinar series entitled, “What Makes Food Therapeutic?  Treatment Protocols.”

I will share the specifics for you next week so you can get the webinar dates in your calendar.  The webinars will also be archived on our website.

Today, we don’t just talk about macronutrients, vitamins, minerals, fish oil and fiber to enhance our diets, we are all becoming increasingly sophisticated in the utilization gleaned from the growing body of research on the use of phytochemicals for therapeutic purposes.

Today, we don’t just conceive of a stereotypic human body and its generalized consumption needs to be healthy.  We’ve come to understand, from the Human Genome Project’s completed mapping of the human genome, that many gene variants exist, which may predispose certain individuals to certain diseases and certain dietary needs.

Today, we don’t just think of our fate as being determined by our genetic map, but we’ve come to understand the epigenomic reality.  Whether or not a genotypic potential will be expressed depends upon a complex interplay amongst external factors, diet,  and the molecular components that regulate gene expression.

Nutritional genomics is the study of the interactions between our genetic makeup and the foods we consume and the health outcomes that may occur.  This growing body of nutritional research provides the forward thinking platform for utilizing food as medicine.

To all of you our good friends and customers we thank you!  And, wish for all of you a

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! 

Sincerely yours,

Seann Bardell

Clinical Notes:

Dr. Robert Anderson MD has produced in 2011 the most wonderful little book entitled Stories of Healing: A Family Doctor’s Journal. Each chapter is roughly a page or two and tells a delightful and insightful experience with a patient and what he learned from the experience.  This book would be a great present to give yourself.

Years ago I noticed that Dr. Anderson began regularly purchasing our Wild Blueberry Extract.  I gave him a call as I was honored to have him as a customer, and wondered why he was ordering this product on a regular basis.  He told me that his grandmother on his mother’s side had died with Alzheimer’s and that his mother had died of Alzheimer’s.  He knew the value of blueberries from the research, and liked the looks of our product.  It made sense to him and has been a regular customer for years.

For preventive supportive from Alzheimer’s the dose is generally one capsule daily.

The Last Quiz Answer:


The fossa is the largest predator on Madagascar.  They are closely related to the mongoose family.  It’s main food source are lemurs, which means it is a very agile preditor. There are now only about 2500 individuals living in their shrinking forest habit due to deforestation practices.  There has been little research conducted on these animals in the last 15 years.  They can weigh over 20 lbs and with their long tail they are over 5 feet long.

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