Seann & Dohrea Bardell Bio
DOHREA BARDELL, PHD
"World - Theories offer differing core viewpoints, various methods for data collection, and unifying narratives that explain our world. Our views and experiences depend upon the theories we choose."
Dohrea Bardell, PhD, is the president of BioImmersion Inc. and a research Fellow at the Institute for Social Innovation (ISI). Dr. Bardell has worked with Seann Bardell for over 30 years in the Integrative health and Lifestyle Medicine Field, formulating some of the most innovative and powerful rage of supplements, the Therapeutic Foods. Her latest project at ISI combined her professional knowledge and scholarly expertise in illuminating difficult, thorny issues through research and analysis. Dr. Bardell published the book, Living Well – Dying Well, with Dr. Judy Stevens-Long in 2018. LivingWell-DyingWell
Born on a Kibbutz (a socialistic community) in Israel, Dohrea was raised with egalitarian principles that formed the foundation from which she frames her life and work. As part of her PhD in Human Development at Fielding Graduate University, Dr. Bardell developed a normative theoretical model that aims to position peace as an international law. Her Kantian peace model embodies a reasoned and compassionate approach to peace and justice issues in international relations. One of Dohrea’s goals is to continue her studies and research into the influence of World-Theories on the way we organize and explain the biological and social sciences.
A Journey Toward Health
Dr. Dohrea Bardell started her search for natural health care approaches in the mid 1970s, and formed her first company, Physicare Inc., in 1979. Physicare lead the way with the first stress reduction programs for corporations. Working collaboratively with doctors, nutritionists, massage therapists, and exercise coaches, the Physicare team offered unique approaches to stress management with Zen Shiatsu, rejuvenating massages, nutritional consulting, and more. Stress reduction and health management plans are now part of corporate employee benefits. In the 1990s, together with her husband, Seann Bardell, Dr. Bardell consulted different supplement companies and specialty labs, and later co-founded Pharmax LLC. In 2004, BioImmersion Inc. was born, offering some of the most powerful and effective supplements in the market today. Dr. Bardell is known for helping many people build a healthier and holistic lifestyle. To understand more the philosophy behind Lifestyle Medicine practices, read Dr. Bardell’s Living Well – Dying Well, chapter 8, on chronic illnesses and how we can achieve better health through lifestyle medicine. LivingWell-DyingWell
SEANN BARDELL – CEO
Some say ‘food as medicine’ is an old idea. I say ‘food as medicine’ encompasses how we farm, how we eat, how we heal.
As a public health officer in the Peace Corps, Seann first became interested in environmental issues that affect health while serving on the remote Micronesian island of Yap. There, he saw what a pristine environment, free of toxins and chemicals, and fresh, diverse foods could do to sustain the good health of an entire population. With degrees in both zoology and education from the University of Washington, Seann then went on to teach biological sciences in Seattle and New York, ultimately receiving a lifetime teaching award.
A lifelong activist and educator, Seann has traveled all over the world to research diverse health and spiritual traditions, while teaching adults natural health and lifestyle practices throughout the United States and internationally. As the CEO of BioImmersion Inc., Seann has lectured at George Washington University, Bastyr University, the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and Hawthorn University.
The Therapeutic Foods Supplements is a plant-based range created with the collaborative friendships of many scientists, doctors, manufacturers, and farmers. To help BioImmersion accomplish its mission, Seann and Dohrea asked their friends to join them, forming a board of renowned physicians, nutritional practitioners, farmers, and scientists.
Eco-farming is Seann’s passion since he helped his beloved grandmother Booth farm her five-acre organic gardens. At the Maui Zen Center, Seann worked under the tutelage of Roshi Robert Aitken, as an organic farmer, meditating and growing power-filled organic foods for the monks.
His experience of Biodynamic farming took place in Covelo, California, working alongside Alan Chadwick, who brought the concept of Biodynamic farming to the US. Roshi, Chadwick, and grandmother Booth, gave Seann the vision for a healthy world.
Seann has written the regular newsletter Forward Thinking since 2008. It goes out to thousands of physicians and those with an interest in health, ecology, and zoology. The newsletter is also published through BioImmersion’s blog, which you can read here.
He is now writing a book, Therapeutic Foods: The New Paradigm for Eco Farming, Health, and Saving Our Planet, targeted for publication soon.