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Because of all the COVID-19 challenges,
is out-of-stock. The manufacturer is expecting new stock of 180-capsule
bottles by the end of July and the 60-capsule bottles by late fall
2020. We apologize for this inconvenience. If you just need good,
for health maintenance and/or have minor symptoms of imbalance, then
BioSuperfood-f2 should work fine for the short-term. If you have major
symptoms of imbalance, such as an
auto-immune condition, acute infection or unexplained growth, glandular
imbalance, imbalance in the brain or nervous system, a degenerative
condition or a need for the abundant
antioxidants (super nutrition for the brain), then we suggest ordering either all BioPreparation-F3+ or a combination of Core Formula
label) and Forté Formula
BioPreparation-F3+ (pink label), according to your needs. While BioPreparation is
manufactured for an animal's digestive tract for maximum benefits, humans
will still get the majority of the antioxidant (super nutrition for the
brain) benefits. If you have any
e-mail us your personal needs and we will send you our best holistic
In July, 2018, the FDA began an investigation into reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in pets eating certain foods, many "grain-free" labeled, that contained a high proportion of peas, lentils, other legume seeds (pulses), and/or potatoes in various forms (whole, flour, protein, etc.) as main ingredients. We have heard that some large pet food manufacturers and some traditional Western veterinarians are recommending pet parents avoid "BEG" diets—Boutique companies, Exotic ingredients or Grain-free diets. Before you panic, read our truly holistic perspective in previous newsletters:
The pet food recalls continue. The best "wholistic" suggestion to prevent danger to your pet is — STOP feeding dry kibble dog food. In our "wholistic" opinion, dry kibble dog food is the least nutritious form of food to feed a carnivore. Furthermore, a majority of all pet food recalls is with dry food. Canned food, freeze-dried food and raw food have a much lower percentage of recalls. For the latest recalls, go to:
To read more on our "wholistic" philosophy on pet food, go to the following links:
For a very revealing report on pet food, click the link:
by Russell Louie
In our Western society we think, if a little of something is good, then getting more is better. A subsequent corollary of that is, getting even more (the maximum) of something is best. Here are three holistic examples disputing that corollary.
Too Many Sweets
My father had a "sweet tooth" and liked to eat something sweet to end dinner. This must be the reason why restaurants give you something sweet (fortune cookie, candy, orange) when they bring the check. A little sweetness is OK but too many sweets every night would be holistically detrimental and a path towards diabetes. Instead of eating candy, cookies or cake, my mother encouraged us to eat fresh fruit after dinner. Unfortunately, in our society we tend to go to extremes, as in all or nothing, which is why diabetes is so prevalent even among our pets. While eating a little sweet dessert is fine on occasions, eating daily desserts is not better. Here is another example.
Too Much, Too Fast
To get results quickly (the fast-food approach), people like to start with the full amount of a product immediately without thinking about the consequences. Our bio-algae concentrates (BAC) product for people, BioSuperfood, comes in small, size 1 capsules (290 mg). We suggest people start at one capsule/day for the first 3-5 days and work up to an average 5-6 capsules/day. This is because BioSuperfood is a very potent and efficient product, and we have learned that if one takes too much, too fast, they could experience excessive detoxing symptoms. An ex-college football player, weighing about 275 pounds, took one capsule and felt great. Then, as vice-president of sales, he went on a business trip and decided to take 4 capsules the next day to have even more energy. He told me afterwards he regretted that because he was excusing himself to go to the bathroom every 2 hours. While a little (1 capsule/day) was good, more (4 capsules/day) was not better. One final example.
Too Much Freedom vs. Liberty
Over the Fourth of July (Independence Day) weekend I got to thinking about what we celebrate. The United States was founded on the principle of independence from the tyranny of Great Britain's King George III. We honor and value our independence and liberty. Is that the same as freedom? Do some people take their freedom to do anything to the extreme? Freedom represents a total lack of constraint or the unrestrained ability to fulfill one's desires. While liberty requires the responsible use of freedom under the rule of law, without depriving anyone else of their freedom. Along with these liberty rights come responsibilities. In other words, you must bear the consequences of your actions as you exercise your freedom. So, if a little freedom is good, is total freedom better? As children, we think the freedom to do as we please are one of the greatest benefits in becoming an adult. What we do not realize as children, is the responsibilities that go with that freedom. While we do have the freedom to smoke to appear grown-up and like celebrities, we also have the responsibility to not pollute the air for others around us (thus the public smoking ban). What about the freedom to wear or not wear a facemask during this COVID-19 pandemic?
While we do have the freedom to not wear a mask when we are alone and in our own home, should we have the freedom to expose others to our germs (being COVID-19 asymptomatic or presymptomatic) in public if we do not believe in facemasks? What if everyone's freedom to not wear a facemask meant COVID-19 runs rampant and kills an estimated 50 million worldwide, with an estimated 675,000 in the United States like the 1918 H1N1 flu pandemic? Is that price worth total freedom or should we practice our liberty instead? The original purpose of a facemask was to protect the wearer from the COVID-19 germs of others. However, since almost 50% of COVID-19 patients were infected by asymptomatic or presymptomatic people, we need to look at masks as infection source control rather than personal protective equipment (PPE). Recent research does support a mask preventing an infected (asymptomatic or presymptomatic) person from spreading the virus. When one changes the focused purpose of a mask, the negative argument that masks do not work, goes away or is invalid.
So, my holistic thoughts tell me we should treat facemasks like smoking. One is free to not wear a facemask and smoke anywhere they have the freedom to do so, as long as it does not affect my liberty to breath germ-free and smoke-free air. While a little individual freedom is good, total freedom is not better if it is detrimental to the whole of society. We can stop the spread of COVID-19, without a vaccine, without another lockdown, without shutting down stores and the economy, if we would stop thinking of our own independent needs and just think of the other person. We do not have to choose between killing people or killing the economy. Collectively and holistically, we can make the world a better place to live.
So, to answer the original question, if
a little is good, is more better? My holistic answer is do
everything in moderation because going to the extremes can have