LAB RELEASE: Using CytoFlora®, Child Improves Neurological Symptoms, Detoxification and Mitochondrial Irritation

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Comparison Organic Acid Testing (OAT) shows CytoFlora®, an innovative probiotic lysate, enhances the body’s ability to process unhealthy gut flora Candida and Clostridia, while improving nutrient absorption and detoxification systems in the body.

Before CytoFlora® intervention, 5 year old male presented with defiance and temper tantrums. He had difficulty making and using grammatically correct sentences and a diminished ability to communicate overall. Baseline OAT shows elevated markers in the following areas: yeast and fungal, oxalate metabolites, Krebs cycle metabolites, neurotransmitter metabolism, along with a decreased ability to absorb nutrients and detoxify acid debris*.

After 3-months intake of CytoFlora®, this young boy’s OAT shows dramatic improvements in 75 out of 77 metabolites. His physical and behavioral improvements include “more compliance, less defiance, less tantrums. He communicates his needs now with more grammatically correct sentences”. His ability to detoxify and utilize nutrients has significantly improved along with a increased energy and mental functionality*.

What Is the Organic Acid Urinary Analysis – OAT?
Urine organic acid testing is useful in the diagnosis and monitoring of individuals with inborn errors of organic acid metabolism, inborn errors of amino acid metabolism, urea cycle defects, and defects of the mitochondrial respiratory chain.

Limitations – Organic acid analysis may fail to detect certain disorders that are characterized by minimal or intermittent metabolite excretion.

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What Do Improvements in These Markers Indicate?

HVA and VMA are released in the body in response to physical and emotional stress. This marker is commonly elevated in individuals with heavy metal toxicity* and gastrointestinal imbalances*.  The changes in HVA/VMA suggest that this child was able to significantly improve his adrenal function and decrease his stress response in the body.

5-HydroxyIndoleacetic (5 – HIAA) is the primary metabolite of serotonin excreted in the urine. High levels of this metabolite can cause flushing in the face and neck, loose stools, gastrointestinal discomfort and respiratory issues. Imbalances of serotonin is one of the most common biological findings in autism.

LH-DetoxificationWhat Do Improvements in These Markers Indicate?

Elevated Pyroglutamic Acid indicates intracellular glutathione deficiency which is often attributed to exposure of acetaminophen (OTC pain reliever). The changes suggest that this child is able to process toxic metabolites*.

The changes in Orotic Acid suggest that this child was able to decrease excess ammonia, which often results from toxicity in the liver and decrease 2-Hydroxyhippuric Acid, a by-product of the sweetener aspartame*.

Intake Details

Child’s diet has not changed from the pre and post comparison tests. He maintains a high oxalate diet of “quite a lot of nuts every day”. Child began at a lower dose of CytoFlora®. Following his first OAT, his intake increased over 2 weeks until reaching 5 droppers 2x per day. He continued this dose for 2 1/2 months.

Full lab tests can be found here:
Pre CytoFlora OAT
Post CytoFlora OAT

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Are GMOs the culprit for your stomach ache?

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The Facts About GMO 

Moms Unite to BAN Monsanto’s Roundup

Would you eat corn that has bacteria genes spliced into it? If you find this disturbing, you are not the only one. In fact 26 countries ban the cultivation and import of genetically engineered crops. However, the U.S. has no labeling or safety evaluation requirements for GMO foods. The only labeling done is voluntarily by organic food producers who seek out non-GMO certification.

What are Genetically Modified Organisms?
Genetically engineered crops and livestock – also known as genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) – have become a large part of the food web.

A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material combines DNA from one species to be injected into another species creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. GMOs are being created for herbicide resistance or pesticide production from bacteria into food crops.

“The promise was that you could use less chemicals and produce a greater yield. But let me tell you none of this is true.” – Bill Christison, President of the US National Family Farm Coalition.

GMO Food is Not Safe
Genetically modifying crops such as wheat, corn, canola, sugar, soy and others provide them with survival advantages and extends their shelf life. However, companies like Monsanto manufacture GMO food that contain the herbicide and pesticide Roundup. The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate. Glyphosate  is contraindicated for a healthy functioning body.

What’s Wrong With the Glyphosate in Roundup?

  • Inhibits the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut
  • Pathogenic bacteria in the gut are resistant to glyphosate
  • Disrupts endocrine function and promotes unhealthy cellular function.
  • Harms the liver and increases oxidative stress.
  • Reduces uptake of essential minerals in plants (our food).
  • Decreases sperm count and increases abnormal sperm in mice.
  • Inhibits the liver and kidneys’ ability to eliminate xenobiotics,  nitrates, heterocyclic amines, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, benzene and other toxins.
  • Interferes with shikimate pathway leading to depletion of nutrients, melatonin. sulfate and tryptophan.

Monsanto insists that glyphosate is not harmful to humans, suggesting that its mechanism of action in plants – the disruption of the shikimate pathway – is not present in humans. This is untrue however, the shikimate pathway is involved inhuman gut bacteria, which accounts for approximately 3% of our total body mass, helps with digestion, synthesizes vitamins, detoxifies toxins, and is an important part of our immune system.

Additionally, GMO foods leave the liver and kidneys unable to effectively detoxify nitrates, heterocyclic amines, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and benzene by inhibiting CYP enzymes. The liver’s inability to adequately metabolize these toxins is a major contributing factor in unhealthy cellular function.

What Can You Do To Protect Your Family? 
Avoiding bioengineered food is difficult unless you are eating 100% organic.  Consuming organic, unprocessed or minimally processed food is the best way we know to achieve optimal health. However, we know this isn’t always feasible. So when you do have to eat out or choose conventionally grown food, take NDF® or NDF Plus® before or with your meals. Research shows chlorella, an ingredient found in NDF® & NDF Plus® helps to block absorption of food mutagens.

Moms Unite to Ban Glyphosate
Moms Across America and Thinking Moms Revolution requested a meeting with the EPA. When their efforts were ignored, they took action, rallying supporters. After 5 days of 10,000 moms calling from all over the country, the EPA set up a meeting. Activist moms had their families tested for glyphosate which showed unsafe levels in their drinking water, in their breast milk and in their children’s urine.

Co-founder of Moms Across America, Zen Honeycutt had her middle child, tested for glyphosate after learning about the link between glyphosate and autism. His urine had eight times more than is allowed in drinking water in the E.U. Honeycutt eliminated glyphosate from his diet. After six weeks, the glyphosate was out of his system and so were his symptoms of autism. He stopped hitting people, and his grades improved from D’s to A’s.  After a year of eating organic food, which is free of glyphosate, her eldest son’s walnut allergy went from a 19 to a 0.2 and is no longer life-threatening.

“It was a huge mistake by both the U.S. government and the biotech industry to promote and release products without long-term independent studies. What we are now looking at with glyphosate-based herbicides is a similar situation to what we all faced in the 20th Century with PCBs, DDT and Agent Orange,” Henry Rowlands, Director of Sustainable Crops concluded.

How Common are GMOs?
According to the USDA, it is estimated that GMOs are now present in more than 80% of packaged products in the average U.S. grocery store.

  • 93% of soy
  • 93% of cotton
  • 86% of corn
  • 90% of canola

Land area used for genetically modified crops by country (1996–2009), in millions of hectares. In 2011, the land area used was 160 million hectares, or 1.6 million square kilometers.[48]

It’s time to turn the tide against GMOs. As parents we have tremendous power in demanding safe food for ourselves and our children, and making it evident by what we choose to purchase that we will accept nothing less. We all make an impact every day as consumers and by sharing information.  The choice is ours. Spread the word.

Liver, GI & Colon Health

by Stephanie Ray, President and Founder

Supporting the organs of elimination are vital to everyone’s health for several reasons. Here we are discussing the liver, gastrointestinal tract, and the colon. Longevity and a life without serious health issues depends on these running smoothly.

The Liver – Truly the hardest working organ in the body, the liver handles over 500 tasks each day. It is charged with breaking down food and absorbing nutrients, and sending those nutrients to the correct system in the body. It removes organic and non-organic waste and manufactures and regulates hormones. The liver can rebuild itself with only 20% of its function remaining which is particularly necessary in the post WWII age. Exposure to toxins occurs now at levels never seen before. These toxins are converted into acidic waste in the body. The liver is responsible for filtering out this toxic and acidic waste. However, the liver is often congested, in TCM (Traditional Chinese medicine) known as stagnant liver chi. The most efficient way to support liver health is to “feed” it with foods and herbs that support its structure and function.
The GI – Are you prone to winter sniffles and immune imbalances? Your gut is your first line of defense for these issues. When there is a significant decrease in friendly gut flora and a high level of unfriendly flora, it can trigger the onset of health imbalances and suppress the immune system. Generally, people only pay attention when things are not running smoothly.
The outward appearance of your stomach indicates how well you chew your food and how often you have a bowel movement. Approximately 1.3 billion people worldwide experience digestive problems. Digestion is not a process by which food is dumped into a “dissolve-all” solution in the gut. When you swallow anything, food or beverage, sensors in your mouth immediately initiate a process of taking in information and delivering it to the necessary organs. Enzymes are released through the saliva during mastication (chewing) and predigestion begins. This makes it easier for the stomach, brain, and nervous system to know what is coming and when to stop eating: “Hey! I’m full”.
The Colon – In a healthy colon, the beneficial flora count is up to 100 billion per millimeter. However, in the typical American intestinal tract, that count may be as low as 4 to 5 billion per millimeter. The best way to clean your colon is from the mouth down. Regular colonics can wear out the elasticity of the colon, much like a water balloon that has been filled and emptied over and over again. The slowing of peristalsis creates a continuing need for colonics. It can become a viscous cycle. In contrast, cleaning the colon from the mouth down continues the path of elimination that is natural for the body. When allowed to follow its natural path, the body will alert the nervous system as to what is coming and it will prepare the corresponding organs for action. A very efficient system indeed!

Every year, an estimated 2.5 million people visit their physicians complaining of unhealthy bowel function. Approximately 85% of these visits result in patients being prescribed laxatives. When the bowels become sluggish, toxins back up and we begin to feel unwell. We know from observing intestinal health in infants that they usually have a bowel movement shortly after every meal. The same is also optimal for adults. The bowels should be moving 2 – 3 times per day. Ridding your body of old putrefied fecal matter and restoring balance in the gastrointestinal tract is the key to decreasing swollen tissues, supporting a healthy immune response, and increasing longevity.
BIORAY’s Adult 21-Day Liver, GI, and Colon Detox supports the organs of elimination in your body. You will notice a decrease in flatulence or malaise after eating meals, and an overall increase in energy. This is the perfect time begin!

Beautiful Skin and Body Tone Begin Within!

“The intestines are to a man or woman what the roots are to the plant. Only when these roots are kept in an optimal condition of nourishment and cleanliness, can the plant itself thrive and remain healthy. The human body is never built on what it ingests but solely on what it digests and absorbs.” Dr. F. X. Mayr (1875-1965)

 Many common discomforts and irritations are often due to imbalances in the liver, gastrointestinal tract or colon. Do you experience…
  • Gas after eating
  • Bloating or discomfort
  • Loose or hard bowel movements
  • Indigestion
  • Flabby or poochy stomach
  • Low energy
  • Weight issues
  • Sleep disturbances
According to research published in the online journal mBio®, a balanced gut doesn’t just help digest food but also helps control metabolic functions of other organs, like the liver.  When the liver, GI tract, and colon are working well, discomforts such as the ones listed above will disappear. Optimal function of these organs is also the foundation required for deeper work. If you wish to remove heavy metals and chemicals, a well oiled system of elimination should be considered a prerequisite. Supporting the organs of elimination contributes to efficient removal of toxins and decreases the chance of experiencing an aggravation. BIORAY now has an Adult 21 Day Liver, GI and Colon Detox Guide. 

Results from Generation Rescue Grant with BIORAY®: Round 12

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Generation Rescue is the leading national organization that provides hope, information and immediate assistance to families with special needs. RESCUE FAMILY GRANTS provide families in with financial need for medical assistance and dietary supplements. 100% of all grantees have shown improvement with the 90-day program. BIORAY® has been a grant sponsor since the inception of the program with it’s dietary supplements Liver Life® and CytoFlora®. We are honored to support families around the United States who otherwise might not have access to biological interventions.

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Read on for GR grant families results and experiences with BIORAY® products.

“We have our boy back!” I can’t begin to express our gratitude for the amazing changes we have seen over the last 3 months. 3 months ago we had sleepless nights, terrible tantrums, very little eye contact, minimal conversations, extremely picky eating and a whole lot of defiance. Currently, we are getting decent nights of sleep, minimal tantrums, overall he has improved so much. There is no doubt in my mind that the diet and supplements have been key to all of the success. Thank you for providing these tools along with the support, the knowledge, the connections and constantly providing hope! We will never give up HOPE!”

—Valerie, mom to 3 year old

90-Day Overall Results

  • Speech & Language average rate of improvement — 26%,
  • Sociability average rate of improvement — 39%
  • Sensory Cognitive Awareness average rate of improvement — 35%
  • Health, Physical & Behavior average rate of improvement — 38%
  • Overall average rate of improvement — 35%.

Parent Feedback and Testimonial Using CytoFlora®

  • My son is happier after starting Cytoflora®, excellent product!
  • So easy to give
  • Helped my child with digestion
  • This helped with stomach and bowel issues
  • My child loves his water with Cytoflora® in it; he has better bowel movements too.
  • I’ve seen my son become more alert and have more energy.
  • Easy to give my child, he is extremely picky and this blended well.
  • More verbal communication.
  • More words!

Parent Feedback and Testimonial Using Liver Life®

  • Very effective
  • So easy to give to my child. I liked that you can combine with the CytoFlora®
  • My son has more eye contact since starting Liver Life®
  • My son became more attentive and overall healthier
  • My son has shown more eye contact, great product.
  • Detox was easier as my son was not as crabby when using this product.
  • He seemed to have a better and stronger immune system since starting.
  • We have seen more bowel movements, no more constipation.

More About the Liver and Gut Connection:

The liver is one of our kids biggest allies in assisting with nutrient absorption and for ridding the body of toxins such as lactic acid, PCB’s, pesticides, and heavy metals, as well as decreasing ammonia in the body.  By improving your child’s liver structure and function, you can see improvements in their cognitive abilities, social skills and gastrointestinal functions.

The lining of our intestines/gut  is meant to absorb food and act as a barrier to keep out unfriendly flora and undigested proteins.  When the digestive tract (also known as the intestinal mucosa) is irritated and begins to lose its integrity, you can develop what is called a “leaky gut”. By improving the integrity of the gastrointestinal function, it helps to reestablish a healthy gut brain connection resulting in improvements in speech, understanding of one’s environment, more empathy, and being more loving.

Healthy mucosa in the gut allows nutrients to pass the barrier while blocking the entry of toxins.  With leaky gut, the barrier is dysfunctional, blocking nutrients at the damaged villi while permitting toxins to enter the blood stream. Here’s what can occur between leaky gut and an over burdened liver illustrating the relationship between the health of the intestinal tract and liver function.

When the digestive system and liver aren’t functioning correctly, the cells cannot get the nutrients they need or eliminate wastes.  All the children in the Generation Rescue Grant Program have improved.

Why healthy gut flora is so important

Taking care of your gut is one of the most important things you can do for your bowel, digestive and immune health.

 Most people, including many physicians, do not realize that 80% of your immune system is located in your digestive system, making a healthy gut a major focal point if you want to maintain optimal health.

Dr. Joseph Mercola, DO

The human gut is misunderstood and often under appreciated, even though it performs one of the most important functions in your body. Over the course of time, many species of microorganisms develop and flourish in your gut.

These microorganisms – which are commonly called gut flora – have several important functions, according to Gutflora.com:

  • The synthesizing of vitamins
  • Control and development of your immune system
  • Protection from unhealthy microbes – this can keep you from feeling unwell
  • Non-digestible carbohydrate fermentation
  • Production of short-chain fatty acids that are essential for wellbeing

There are several types of flora, all of which serves a unique and important purpose. When this balance is disrupted, you may develop a leaky gut. There are several causes to this phenomenon, including the overuse of antibiotics, steroids and other drugs, too much refined sugar or alcohol consumption, stress and genetic factors.

Some health issues that arise from an unhealthy gut include sluggish bowel movements, food intolerance, skin irritations, feeling tired for extended periods of time, becoming overweight and even unhealthy cellular function. Gut issues can range from mild to severe, depending on both genetic issues and lifestyle factors. Balancing the flora in your intestinal tract is very important, as it’s one of the most vital components of your immunity and wellbeing.

Nourishing your gut with a probiotic lysate like CytoFlora™ will greatly benefit your bowel, gut and immune function so that you can enjoy a balanced lifestyle.

How to create a healthy gut environment

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Research shows a unique prebiotic, or probiotic lysate, creates a healthy gut environment
BIORAY’s intervention study indicates you can support healthy gut immunity and the integrity of your gut lining with CytoFlora ™. Add 2-5 squirts CytoFlora ™, a probiotic lysate or prebiotic with 1-2 ounces of water or unpasteurized juice to enhance live probiotics and create the optimal environment for implanting healthy gut flora. This activates and multiplies the beneficial effects of the live probiotic you consume through your diet or supplementation. To learn more, read about it here bioray.com.

In 35 days on CytoFlora™:

Immunobilan results:

  • 55% improvement in IgA levels
  • 27% improvement in IgM levels

ATEC results:

  • 30.17% overall improvement
  • 14.12% improvement in Speech/Language Communication
  • 27.14% improvement in Sociability
  • 20% improvement in Sensory/ Cognitive Awareness
  • 45.03% improvement in Health/Physical/Behavior

Gut Health: the secret to fighting fat

Is the bacteria in your gut making you fat?

Gut health is extremely important for overall well-being. If you have lost the integrity of your gut lining, you may be vulnerable to toxins seeping through the gut wall and into the rest of your body. Another reason gut health should be a top priority is because the unhealthy flora, that inhabit this part of the body, may be directly linked to why people can’t shed pounds.

According to a recent study from the Carnegie Institute, gut flora may increase the absorption of dietary fats, causing people to extract more calories from their food. Researchers examined zebrafish to come to their conclusions. Since these fish are transparent when they are young, it is easy to see how their bodies are absorbing nutrients. The scientists discovered that certain flora in the gut, called Firmicutes, increase fat absorption.

Previous studies have shown that overweight adults are more likely to have a higher abundance of Firmicutes in the gut than healthy weight individuals. These findings may shed light on why this strain of gut flora is associated with heavier people.

“This study is the first to demonstrate that flora can promote the absorption of dietary fats in the intestine and their subsequent metabolism in the body,” said senior study author John Rawls of the University of North Carolina. “The results underscore the complex relationship between microbes, diet and host physiology.”

The scientists said this study also suggests that consuming a high-fat diet increases the amount of Firmicutes in the gut. The researchers are hoping that they can use these findings to create new approaches to combat the growing problem of people being overweight in the U.S. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that two-thirds of all adults in the U.S. are at an unhealthy weight.

Feed your healthy gut flora
Yogurt has traditionally been served with grains or spices to help probiotics grow. When you buy yogurt or make your own, use “live cultured”. If a milk product is pasteurized first it can have live actives in it. If the milk product is cultured first, then pasteurized, it cannot have live actives. You cannot make yogurt from “ultra-pasteurized” milk products.

Traditional Probiotic/Prebiotic Breakfast Muesli:

  • Rolled oats – 2 cups (prebiotic)
  • Yogurt – plain, live cultures – 1 cup (probiotic)
  • Nut milk – almond, hazelnut, coconut – 1 1/2 cups
  • Fruit juice – cherry, prune, orange – 1 cup
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbs
  • Cinnamon 1 tbs – (phytonutrient/controls glycemic)
  • Ground flaxseed, teff, quinoa or pecans – 1 handful
  • Fresh or died berry or bananas –  (balances glucose)

Five great foods for gut function

Fresh organic ginger is one of the best foods you can consume for a healthy gut.

One of the most important things you can do for a healthy gut is to include nourishing foods into your diet. Since your stomach and intestines are responsible for nearly everything that passes through your body, it’s important to eat foods that will make you feel great, not sluggish.

In the United States, 60 to 70 million people are affected by digestive issues.

Self magazine listed a few options that could pair perfectly with a probiotic-friendly diet. Eating some of these foods along with CytoFlora™, our probiotic lysate that balances the environment in your gut and reinforces a healthy intestinal barrier, is a great way to get your gut back into shape.

Kombucha
A well-known probiotic beverage, Kombucha is a type of tea that contains tons of healthy organisms that can balance and nourish your intestinal tract. Like many of the probiotic yogurt on the market, this type of tea can also promote healthy bowel movements.

Fresh fruits

Many fruits – especially organic bananas – contain inulin – which can assist probiotic products like Kombucha or yogurt.

Papayas
Besides being chock full of vitamin C, deliciously sweet papayas also contain enzymes that are great for digestion. If you need to get things moving, papayas are an excellent option for sluggish bowels.

Ginger
This root is perhaps one of the world’s oldest remedies for women’s stomach problems during pregnancy. Have you ever wondered why your mom gave you ginger ale when your stomach was upset? It’s a fantastic all-natural ingredient that balances the acid in your gut.

Garlic
Known the world over for its delicious flavor and health properties, garlic is a great way to keep unhealthy organisms away from your intestinal tract.

Try some of these all natural foods along with CytoFlora™ to maintain a healthy, digestive tract and bowel function, so you can enjoy each day as nature intended, feeling your best.

Fiber: an essential nutrient for a healthy gut

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Despite many recommendations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to up the suggested amount of daily fiber we include into our diets, the country is lagging behind when it comes to ingesting this beneficial nutrient.

According to a study by the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota, typical fiber intake in the United States hovers around 15 grams per day, even though the recommended levels are more than twice this amount. Fiber consumption is very important for a healthy gut, so including plenty of fiber-rich foods like organic fruits, whole grains and vegetables are essential for optimal digestive flora.

How fiber works
Based on the study’s findings, about 95 percent of macronutrients are ingested and absorbed by the body. A diet is made less digestible by eating a high level of starches, refined sugars and alcohol. This can create several issues in the gut, including an upset stomach, loose stools or sluggish bowel movements.

Fiber shouldn’t be overlooked for a number of reasons. Regular bowel movements and healthy intestinal flora was found to beneficial for normal digestive function and overall health. When your gut health is compromised, it can lead to a sedentary lifestyle and increased stress.

What you can do to increase your fiber intake
The Livestrong Foundation recommends eating fiber rich foods to flush out toxins in the liver by transporting them through the digestive system. Fruits, whole grain carbohydrates and vegetables were recommended as essential elements of a gut-friendly diet.  A healthy amount of fiber in the digestive system along with supporting healthy liver function with Liver Life can allow toxins to be eliminated from the body with your next bowel movement.