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From Sean at Bioimmersion:

Wildcrafted blueberry, rose hips and dandelion concentrate: PhytoPower. Dr Mathieu uses, and recommends it.

Phyto Power is a wildcrafted wonder from Alaska. Grown in harsh yet pure and fertile environments, Alaskan wild berries and plants are strong and potent (Grace et al., 2014).

Alaskan potent wildcrafted berries and plants supply an abundance of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial factors shown to promote and maintain a healthy functioning body (Grace et al., 2014; Youself et al., 2013).

In fact, Dinstel et al. (2013) found the antioxidant levels of Alaska’s wild berries to be extremely high. Alaska wild berries ranged from 3 to 5 times higher in ORAC values than cultivated berries from the lower 48 states. For example, cultivated blueberries have an ORAC scale of 30. Alaska wild dwarf blueberries measure 85. When the berries were dehydrated, per gram the ORAC values even increased.

There is abundance research in the peer-reviewed journals today on health benefits of the individual constituents within Phyto Power as being important to consider for a whole host of conditions—from metabolic syndrome, to cognitive decline, to fatty liver, to high blood pressure, etc ... in this Forward Thinking we will focus on cancer.

Therapeutic Food Protocol for Cancer Support.

Phyto Power- 2 capsules daily

Food Science

Blueberries, Rose hip, and Dandelion show a great potential as a daily nutritional supplement due to vast research on their effect on different cancers. For example, blueberries are shown to inhibit growth and metastatic potential (Adams et al., 2010), and manage gastrointestinal tract cancers (Bishayee et al., 2016). Rose hip has shown to effect human brain cell proliferation (Cagle et al., 2012) and antiproliferation effect on Caco-2 human colon cancer (Jiménez et al., 2016), while Dandelion was found to induce apoptosis in drug-resistant human melanoma cells (Chatterjee et al., 2011; see also Hu et al., 2003 and Jeon et al., 2008, for further reading on dandelion). Research has shown great promise for their various effects on cancer.

Phyto Power is comprised of several species of wildcrafted blueberries, Rose hips, and Dandelions. Growing wild and strong in remote areas of Alaska, these berries and plants are handpicked at the peak of their phytonutrient potential. For centuries, indigenous tribes of Alaskan natives have used these power-filled berries and plants for their daily meals as well as ceremonial and medicinal purposes.

Phyto Power is potent because of its Alaskan red Rose hip fruit and seeds, blue-purple blueberries, with twigs and leaves, and the Dandelion’s green leaves, stems, roots, and yellow flowers. These vibrant phytochemicals protect and enhance the health of both plants and humans (Joseph, Nadeau, & Underwood, 2003). James Duke’s (2000) substantial USDA phytochemical database was compiled to illustrate how (and why) the world of plants heals and protects (p. 2).


Adams, L.S., Phung, S. Yee, N., Sheeram, N.P., Li, L., & Chen, S. (2010).Blueberry phytochemicals inhibit growth and metastatic potential of MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells through modulation of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase pathway. Cancer Res, 70(9), 3594-605.
Bishayee, A., Haskell, Y., Do, C., Siveen, K.S., Mohandas, N., Sethi, & G., Stoner, G.D. (2016). Potential Benefits of Edible Berries in the Management of Aerodigestive and Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers: Preclinical and Clinical Evidence. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr, 56(10), 1753-75.
Cagle, P., Idassi, O., Carpenter, J., Minor, R., Goktepe, I., & Martin, P. (2012). Effect of Rosehip (Rosa canina) extracts on human brain tumor cell proliferation and apoptosis. Journal of Cancer Therapy,3(5), 13.
Chatterjee, S.J., Ovadje, P. Mousa, M., Hamm, C., & Pandey, S. (2011). The efficacy of dandelion root extract in inducing apoptosis in drug-resistant human melanoma cells. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med, 129045. doi: 10.1155/2011/129045.
Dinstel R.R., 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.
García-Lafuente, A., Guillamón, E., Villares, A., Rostagno, M.A., & Martínez, J.A. (2009). Flavonoids as antiinflammatory agents: implications in cancer and cardiovascular disease. Inflamm Res, 58, 537–552.
Grace, M.H., Esposito D., Dunlap K.L., & Lila M.A. (2014). Comparative analysis of phenolic content and profile, antioxidant capacity, and anti-inflammatory bioactivity in wild Alaskan and commercial Vaccinium berries. J Agric Food Chem, 62(18), 4007-17. doi: 10.1021/jf403810y.
Jeon, H.J., Kang, H. J., JungH.J. Kant, Y.S., Lim, C.J., Kim, Y.M., & Park, E.H. (2008). Anti-inflammatory activity of Taraxacum officinale. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 115 (1), 82–88.
Jiménez, S., Gascón, S., Luquin, A., Laguna, M., Ancin-Azpilicueta, C., Rodríguez-Yoldi, M.J. (2016). Rosa canina Extracts Have Antiproliferative and Antioxidant Effects on Caco-2 Human Colon Cancer. PLoS One, 11(7), e0159136.
Johnson, I.T., Williamson, G., & Musk, S.R.R. (1994). Anticarcinogenic factors in plant foods: A new class of nutrients? Nutr Res Rev,7, 175–204.
Joseph, J., Nadeau, D., & Underwood, A. (2003). The color code: A revolutionary eating plan for optimum health. New York, NY: The Philip Lief Group, Inc.
Kristo, A.S., Klimis-Zacas, D., Sikalidis, A.K. (2016). Protective Role of Dietary Berries in Cancer. Antioxidants (Basel), 5(4), 37. doi:10.3390/antiox5040037
Ovadje, P., Ammar, S., Guerrero, J.A., Arnason, J.T., Pandey, S. (2016). Dandelion root extract affects colorectal cancer proliferation and survival through the activation of multiple death signalling pathways. Oncotarget, 7(45):73080-73100.
Yousef, G.G., Brown, A.F., Funakoshi, Y., Mbeunkui, F., Grace, M.H., Ballington, J.R., Loraine, A., & Lila, M.A. (2013). Efficient quantification of the health-relevant anthocyanin and phenolic acid profiles in commercial cultivars and breeding selections of blueberries (Vaccinium spp.). J Agric Food Chem, 61(20), 4806-15. doi: 10.1021/jf400823s.

Sincerely yours,


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.

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Wednesday Wellness Wisdom

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments


Wednesday Wellness Wisdom

Welcome to Wednesday Wellness Wisdom sponsored by the Greenman Health Shoppe located at  4130 Plum Street, Boise, ID 83703.


Join us every Wednesday at 12:15pm for a 30 min. session of:

– gentle restorative movements

– breathe practices

– poetry, healing prayer and inspirational wisdom (non-denominational)

Holistic natural medicine treats the whole person body, mind and spirit; come and experience the benefits of a holistic approach. Promote and restore the well being of yourself and others through participating in a regular weekly practice of breathe, movement and prayer while gaining new knowledge and insight from Dr. Brent Mathieu, naturopathic physician, and one of Boise’s Greenman wisdom keepers.

Come and experience how to enjoy life and live enthusiastically in harmony with nature!

Open to the public, come and go as you please and feel free to bring your lunch. Free will donations welcome. Sessions will be held on the front lawn, weather permitting, otherwise inside the Greenman Health Shoppe.


Brent Mathieu ND

Greenman Health Shoppe @ 4130 Plum St, Boise, ID 83703


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New Year, New Website!

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With the coming of 2013 I decided to get the website a face lift and modernize it. So please check out all the options available along with being able to book on line and check out Greenman Health on FaceBook. If you don’t already follow Greenman Health on FaceBook, don’t miss out! Every week there a lots of resources shared to keep you motivated and aware of the amazing choices available in natural health care.

Greenman wisdom reminds us to restore our health naturally.  Be well and enjoy life!

‘Tis the season for colds and flu prevention

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tis the season for the sniffles, but amid calls for flu shots and more hand sanitizer, what else can we do to keep colds and influenza away?

To help prevent and treat colds and the flu, here are five main areas of action:


1. Hygiene: “Remember  the basics,”  One of the best ways to prevent getting sick is by washing your hands frequently and disinfecting surfaces,  because that’s where the viruses which cause the common cold and flu linger. Those germs can make it onto our hands, and from there, into our eyes, noses and mouths and then infect our bodies.  Instead of common hand sanitizers consider hand washes with natural anti-microbial essential oils, such as doTerra Onguard hand wash.

Even the World Health Organization has reported that hand-washing can make you 24 per cent less likely to contract a respiratory infection,  so lather up.

Remember if you sneeze or cough, do it into your elbow rather than your hand to lessen spreading germs to others.


2. Sleep: These days, it’s rare to get a full seven or eight hours of sleep,  but our bodies need sleep to repair themselves.

In fact, chronic sleep deprivation is a risk factor in immune system impairment,  so it’s important to practice good “sleep hygiene” – sleep in a dark room, free of televisions, computers, phones and bright alarm clock screens which can disrupt the body’s sleep-wake cycle. Keeping the bedroom a little on the cooler side also helps improve our sleep.


3. Exercise: Regular, moderate-intensity exercise, like going on a brisk walk, can work wonders for your immune system. Exercise helps our immune system cells circulate and improve their function. Plus, moderate exercise has a positive effect on our mood.

Aim for 40 to 60 minutes every one or two days, whether it’s walking, swimming or some moderate cardio at the gym. Too much exercise can actually suppress the immune system, so there’s no need to overdo it.

If possible, exercise outdoors in fresh air and sunshine for added benefit.


4. Food: “There’s so much you can do with food,” and winter foods like tea and soup are great tools to help prevent and treat colds and flus while also keeping us warm.  Therapeutic teas like Echinacea or Elderberry really help.  Root vegetables and squashes are good winter vegetables, rich in carotenoids which boost immunity.

Don’t skimp on fruits and focus more on vegetables, whose vitamins and nutrients fuel our immune systems.

For example, garlic is a natural antibiotic. When eaten raw – say, in a salad dressing – it can help ward off colds and flu.  Or sauté and add to soups, stews or stir fry.  But if eating raw garlic irritates your digestive system, consider taking a garlic supplement. (It also cuts down on the smelly factor if you’re afraid raw garlic will make you stinky.) The Greenman Health Shoppe has professional, exceptional quality garlic capsules.

Herbal teas are also a great option. Sage or ginger root teas have anti-microbial properties,  while a simple tea made from the juice of half a lemon and teaspoon of honey (try manuka honey, which is known for its healing properties) can soothe a sore throat.  HerbPharm’s Propolis-Echincea spray at the Shoppe is excellent, or doTerra Onguard drops.


5. Supplements: Taking vitamins and supplements is no excuse to skimp on your fruits and vegetables,  but certain vitamin and botanical supplements may be added cold- and flu-fighting benefits.

A basic multivitamin supports overall immunity and can fill in any nutrient gaps, while vitamins B and C support the body’s stress glands.

“If you’re stressed that can weaken your defenses and make you more susceptible to cold or flu,”

You may want to consider some extra vitamin D in the winter months, paying careful attention to packaging and directions to ensure safe dosages.  Vitamin D is commonly deficient for people in northern latitudes in winter, and its essential for healthy immunity against viral and bacterial infections.  If you do one thing only, take Vitamin D, 2000-5000 IU daily for most people.

If you are looking for an extra plant-based boost, there are dozens of natural root and plant extracts whose uses date back hundreds of years and that, when taken properly, are very safe in both adults and children, she said.

For prevention, Echinacea is the best-known supplement, and it works best if you take it as soon as you start to feel run down. In fact, Echinacea can even complement your flu shot’s effectiveness because it can help your immune system fight off other viruses.

Look for a formula that uses the root extract, since that’s where the immune-supporting polysaccharides are.

For an active infection, especially bacterial, you may use oil of oregano or golden seal. These should be taken only for a short duration.

It’s important to consult with your naturopathic physician and/or family doctor about supplements, and keep them in the loop about what you’re taking to boost your wintertime immune system.

Be aware of your allergies before choosing a supplement,  and those using steroids or immune suppressing drugs should consult with their doctors about taking a botanical formula that could interfere with the medication’s intended purpose.

Greenman wisdom reminds us to restore our health naturally.  Be well and enjoy life.