Biogenique, a research organization dedicated to improving health and well-being, founded by a small team in cardiology, pharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry, health sciences and botany in 1999. After 20 years of research and development, we are sure to offer you the best products today.

 

BIOGENIQUE APPROACH TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Our health promotion strategy is helping our clients achieve and continue to enjoy optimal health trough addressing the following:

 

HEALTHY NUTRITION

Optimal caloric intake, as well as the dietary composition and the timing of food intake impact our health and longevity. The emerging research shows that food quality is a key in determining what we should eat and what we should avoid in order to achieve and maintain optimal health. Eating a well-balanced anti-inflammatory diet that nourish and protect the good bacteria in the gut (our gut microbiome) and avoiding pro-inflammatory foods can reduce the risk of many diseases. 

Why we should care about our gut microbiome?  The beneficial bacteria present within our gastrointestinal tract is involved in digesting the food we eat, absorbing and synthesising nutrients and factors involved in many important body processes, as well as assuring protection from harmful microorganisms, and modulation of the immune system. Insufficient levels of good bacteria may result in an elevated risk of intestinal infections and increased inflammation.

Most significant contributors to inflammation: refined carbohydrates, refined vegetable oils rich in omega-6 fatty acids, saturated fats and trans fats, dairy products, decreased consumption of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, low-fiber intake, caffeine and alcohol in excess, insufficient intake of micronutrients and antioxidants;

Thus, a diet with appropriate calories that is low in refined carbohydrates, high in soluble fiber, high inomega-3 and polyphenols, have anti-inflammatory effects on the body. 

The benefits of such diet:

  • controlling your blood sugar
  • reducing levels of inflammation
  • improving your cholesterol levels
  • reducing your blood pressure
  • helping you manage your body weight
  • balancing your hormones

An individualised plan will be made for you according to your health goal.

Some natural health products can be suggested to reduce inflammation, help with digestion and improve any nutritional deficiency. 

 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Regular physical activity is an important part of the equation for better health and wellness. Regular exercise promotes strong muscles and bones. It improves respiratory, cardiovascular health, and overall health. So, you might think exercising more must be better, right?  However, successful training must involve a little overload combined with adequate recovery. Too much exercise without enough recovery can lead to feeling more tired, having mood swings or irritability, hormonal imbalances, having trouble sleeping.  

Therefore, a long-term lifestyle changes with optimized high-intensity interval training or HIIT (repeated periods of intensive exercise interspersed with periods of passive or active “moderate-intensity” recovery) is been evidenced as a safe, efficient, and well tolerated intervention that can activate metabolism and improve significantly the body composition.  Here is how to perform HIIT with our Stationary Bike from the comfort of your home: https://www.active.com/cycling/articles/high-intensity-interval-training-for-beginners

However, if you want to improve your flexibility and strength and relax from a stressful day, Yoga is especially valuable for you as it combines movement and breathing. See our recommended Yoga and Exercise Videos.

STRESS MANAGEMENT

Our bodies have mechanisms in place to help us deal with stressors and maintain a state of balance that is necessary for body’s proper functioning. However, when we are exposed to excess stress from any kind, such as mental overwork, emotional stress, physical injury or illness, toxic exposure or poor lifestyle choices, etc. our body’s abilities to coupe could get exhausted. Stress might play a role in the development of many disorders. Long-term stress can increase blood cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar, and blood pressure. Stress can fuel obesity and contribute to fat accumulation, especially around the mid-section of the body. Stress also influences digestion and assimilation of food and has a significant effect on our immune system, making us more susceptible to colds and other infections. Considering stress is omnipresent, stress management is a critical part in any health promotion strategy. 

Meditation, breathing exercises, Yoga, laughing, and dancing are good ways to manage stress; 

We use apoptogenic herbs to help you cope with chronic stress. Adaptogens are a class of healing plants that help our body maintain balance. They do that by helping improve our resistance to stress and normalizing body functions. They calm you down and boost your energy at the same time without over stimulating.

 

SLEEP HYGIENE

Sleep is one of the most important things you can do to keep your body healthy. It’s not just a matter of feeling refreshed and energetic the next day. The lack of good sleep can affect our concentration, productivity, and performance, but it can as well increase our chances of getting sick and is associated with a greater risk of developing health problems, like stroke, heart attacks, type 2 diabetes, obesity. 

The amount of sleep needed each night varies according to age. Adults generally need to sleep between 7 and 9 hours each night. However more important is getting enough quality sleep at the right times. Good quality sleep means that you typically fall asleep fast, sleep soundly through the night with no more than one awakening, with no difficulty falling back to sleep again fast. 

There are lots of issues that contribute to low sleep quality, such as: stress; unstable blood sugar levels; late night meals, etc.

It’s all about making some lifestyle changes. The body naturally thrives on a regular sleep-wake rhythm:  incorporate regular bedtime routine (get to bed around 10 pm. Each night); Keep quiet, dark and relaxing bedroom environment (no television, Wi-Fi, blue light emitting devices); avoid physical activity, large meals, alcohol and caffeinated drinks near bedtime. 

Some natural health products can be suggested to you according to your personal need.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS EXPOSURE

The exposure to toxic environmental chemicals and other stressors is ubiquitous. What we eat, drink, breathe, put on our skin has a major impact on our well-being.   More and more studies associate the increased incidence of cardiovascular disorders, obesity, hormone-dependent cancers, and chronic diseases, not to mention early pubertal development and reproductive health abnormalities with exposure to a wide range of chemicals, developed for commercial use.

Apart from being advised to eat preferably organic food and use filtered water, you will be guided how to choose your personal care and cleaning products in order to avoid exposure to environmental toxins (Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning and Skin-Deep Database).

You will be guided as well how to promote detoxification and rejuvenate your body.