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Problems digesting fat? Here are 5 ways to get your gut moving Darrell Miller 5/2/19
Can I Eat Fruit On a Keto Diet? Darrell Miller 4/25/19
10 Health Benefits Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Darrell Miller 1/21/19
Fish, fish oil may lower your heart attack risk Darrell Miller 1/21/19
Magnesium for Women's Health Darrell Miller 1/4/19
Avocados are one of the simplest and most satisfying ways to prevent degenerative disease VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/6/18
Vitamin B6 Benefits, Food Sources, Dietary Allowance & Deficiency Darrell Miller 5/22/18
Drink bone broth for better muscle gain and stomach health Darrell Miller 11/16/17
A need for bananas? Dietary potassium regulates calcification of arteries Darrell Miller 10/11/17
WHY ARE AVOCADOS CONSIDERED SUPERFOODS? Darrell Miller 8/23/17
9 Things You Should Be Eating If You Want to Lose Weight Darrell Miller 8/18/17
IN BALANCE — Magnesium: An Essential Mineral for Health Darrell Miller 8/14/17
Avocados' awesome aid in digestion (Part II) Darrell Miller 8/13/17
5 Foods That Lower Your Cholesterol Level Darrell Miller 8/12/17
Lutein, the leafy-green nutrient, may help keep your mind young Darrell Miller 8/11/17
Lutein, found in leafy greens, may counter cognitive aging Darrell Miller 7/31/17
Healthy Friday: 8 High fat foods that are incredibly good for you Darrell Miller 7/26/17
Olive Oil May Help Prevent and Treat Brain Cancer, Study Shows Darrell Miller 6/11/17
Eating your way to strong memory and mental health Darrell Miller 5/21/17
fight heart disease with a plant-based, oil-free diet Darrell Miller 4/24/17
How avocados could help manage metabolic syndrome Darrell Miller 4/22/17
8 Smart Foods for The Smarter You Darrell Miller 4/16/17
10 Foods your liver loves you to consume Darrell Miller 4/13/17
Easy Healthy Recipes || How to Make Avocado Smoothie Darrell Miller 3/28/17
12 foods to remove from the fridge forever Darrell Miller 2/26/17
The Fruit Is Loaded With Lots Of Medical Health Benefits And This Is Due To The Presence Of ... Darrell Miller 2/18/17
Top 10 Anti Aging Superfoods Darrell Miller 2/14/17
6 Fruits That Are Even Healthier Than You Think Darrell Miller 12/28/16
Anti-Aging Powers of Broccoli Enzyme Darrell Miller 11/25/16
How to Boost the Female Egg Health with these Rich Vitamin Foods Darrell Miller 11/25/16
Natural foods for liver repair and liver cleansing Darrell Miller 11/8/16
5-foods diabetics should add to their diets Darrell Miller 11/4/16
Top 10 Anti-Aging Superfoods Darrell Miller 11/3/16
Importance of Magnesium in the body. Darrell Miller 5/8/14
What Are The Benefits Of Vitamin E? Darrell Miller 4/17/14
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Did You Know There Is One Mineral That Could Change Your Life Forever? Darrell Miller 3/5/08
Loose Weight By Cutting Dietary Fat Absorption Darrell Miller 12/8/07
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Problems digesting fat? Here are 5 ways to get your gut moving
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Date: May 02, 2019 01:57 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Problems digesting fat? Here are 5 ways to get your gut moving





There are nutrients which require fatty acids for absorption. It is possible that you are struggling with absorbing fat, which can be seen in problems including light colored and stinky stools, bloating, nausea, or fatigue. Liver congestion, poor quality bile, or lacking of pancreatic enzymes may be the problem. Beet greens, collard, and chicory are a few helpful bitter foods that may stimulate your enzymes to function more properly. Foods including lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, spinach, and celery may help your hydrochloric acid in breaking down foods. Add in honey, avocados, bananas, ginger, pineapples, or kiwi to boost digestive enzymes.You can also help your body with medium chain fatty acids like coconut oil for absorption of nutrients. Finally, consider a probiotic supplement or fermented foods to help with proper breakdown and digestion.

Key Takeaways:

  • Some symptoms, such as fatigue, bloating, weight gain and nausea when encountering fatty foods, may have an inability to properly absorb fats as a root cause.
  • People with such an inability are also prone to excreting light-colored and particularly foul-smelling feces.
  • An inability to properly absorb fats can stem from liver congestion, poor quality bile, or from a lack of pancreatic enzymes.

"These symptoms may also be an indication of other nutrient deficiencies as some nutrients need fatty acids to be absorbed."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-20-problems-digesting-fat-5-ways-to-get-your-gut-moving.html

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Can I Eat Fruit On a Keto Diet?
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Date: April 25, 2019 04:45 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can I Eat Fruit On a Keto Diet?





The ketogenic diet is now trending across the globe, but many have many impressions about this eating regimen that are far from the truth. One of these myths surround the fact that keto dieters cannot consume any carbs at all, making the majority of fruits off limits. Keto followers can actually have up to 50 grams of carbohydrates to start, and they are encouraged to consume healthy fruits that are low in carbohydrates such as lemons or avocados.

Key Takeaways:

  • People often ask if they can eat fruit on a ketogenic diet because in the keto world fruits are often a contentious subject.
  • It is wrong for people to label some foods as keto or non-keto rather they should set diet goals based on their health, activity level, and food preferences.
  • For people who adhere to a very strict definition of keto, the carbs in a fruit can take away a large chunk of their daily carb recommendations.

"Higher carb fruits are going to be harder to incorporate into a keto diet while still allowing room for the liberal intake of vegetables and avocados encouraged in the Keto Reset."

Read more: https://www.marksdailyapple.com/fruit-keto/

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10 Health Benefits Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
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Date: January 21, 2019 01:21 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 Health Benefits Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fatty acid, which can be found in supplements such as wild salmon oil, salmon itself, avocados, and various nuts has proven to be beneficial in a wide range of body systems.One of the lesser known uses is to aid in the severity and even prevention of mood disorder and mood disorder episodes. It is also very critical for heart and eye health. The most interesting aspect however is how it interacts with the endocrine system, where it aids in metabolic regulation and among other things, insulin intolerance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Omega-3s may have a significant role in prevention and treatment of a wide range mental health issues, including everything from depression to schizophrenia.
  • Omega-3s can benefit cardiac health and mitigate metabolic syndrome by moderating blood sugar, cholesterol, belly fat, blood pressure and other vital elements of health.
  • Omega-3s can also help promote skin, bone and joint health, and also help stave off age-related health problems.

"Research says that omega-3 fatty acids can improve one’s health on several levels."

Read more: https://dailywellnesspro.com/10-health-benefits-of-omega-3-fatty-acids/690/

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Fish, fish oil may lower your heart attack risk
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Date: January 21, 2019 01:20 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fish, fish oil may lower your heart attack risk

Omega 3 fatty acid, which can be found in supplements such as wild salmon oil, salmon itself, avocados, and various nuts has proven to be beneficial in a wide range of body systems.One of the lesser known uses is to aid in the severity and even prevention of mood disorder and mood disorder episodes. It is also very critical for heart and eye health. The most interesting aspect however is how it interacts with the endocrine system, where it aids in metabolic regulation and among other things, insulin intolerance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Omega-3s may have a significant role in prevention and treatment of a wide range mental health issues, including everything from depression to schizophrenia.
  • Omega-3s can benefit cardiac health and mitigate metabolic syndrome by moderating blood sugar, cholesterol, belly fat, blood pressure and other vital elements of health.
  • Omega-3s can also help promote skin, bone and joint health, and also help stave off age-related health problems.

"Research says that omega-3 fatty acids can improve one’s health on several levels."

Read more: https://dailywellnesspro.com/10-health-benefits-of-omega-3-fatty-acids/690/

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Magnesium for Women's Health
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Date: January 04, 2019 03:13 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Magnesium for Women's Health





Did you know that magnesium is responsible for over 300 vital functions in our bodies? These include nerve reactions, muscle contractions, and much, much more. There are many ways that this powerful compound works that specifically impact the body of women. One of these ways is how it can help combat restless sleep by taking in natural forms of magnesium such as avocados and black beans. Magnesium also aids in women's heart health and insulin control.

Key Takeaways:

  • One of the most important and abundant nutrients in our body is magnesium which is needed for about 300 functions.
  • Because less than one percent of body magnesium is in the blood, it is very difficult to determine from analyzing the blood.
  • Some of the signs that someone has magnesium deficiency are inability to sleep, irritability, muscle cramps, and anxiety.

"The reason why this topic is so important is that, interestingly enough, more than half of Americans are deficient in this key nutrient."

Read more: https://www.jewishlinknj.com/features/28454-magnesium-for-women-s-health

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Avocados are one of the simplest and most satisfying ways to prevent degenerative disease
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Date: August 06, 2018 09:53 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Avocados are one of the simplest and most satisfying ways to prevent degenerative disease





Avocados are one of the simplest and most satisfying ways to prevent degenerative disease

Avocados are an incredibly nutritious food rich in fiber, potassium, a plethora of vitamins and healthy fats like oleic acid. Avocados have a lot of uses in protecting against degenerative diseases. For example, the healthy fats in avocados can lower cholesterol. Avocado also contains compounds that can help to control blood sugar, protect your joints from arthritis and reduce the impact of oxidative stress on your liver. Avocados are also tasty and satiating, which can be useful qualities for helping people stick to diets and keep their weight under control.

Key Takeaways:

  • Avocados are rich in fiber, potassium, a wide variety of vitamins, and healthy fats like oleic acid.
  • The healthy fats in avocados can help reduce your bad cholesterol, and with it your heart attack risk.
  • Avocados also contain various compounds that promote liver health, regulate blood sugar and protect your joints.

"Without a doubt, the avocado is a fruit that needs to be part of everyone’s diet."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-08-02-avocados-are-one-of-the-simplest-ways-to-prevent-degenerative-disease.html

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Vitamin B6 Benefits, Food Sources, Dietary Allowance & Deficiency
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Date: May 22, 2018 05:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin B6 Benefits, Food Sources, Dietary Allowance & Deficiency





Vitamin B6 Benefits, Food Sources, Dietary Allowance & Deficiency

Pyridoxamine (aka Vitamin B6) is a water soluble vitamin of the B Complex family with a range of important nervous system and stress regulation functions. B6 helps regular immunity, protect the skin, prevent cognitive decline (especially in seniors) and provide for a steady, healthy emotional state and sleep cycle. Foods rich in B6 run the gamut from plant-based sources like chickpeas, tofu, brown rice and avocados to beef liver, chicken breast, yellow tuna and other animal sources.

Key Takeaways:

  • There is a correlation between lower cognitive function and homocysteine, which vitamin B6 can help.
  • This vitamin can help create hemoglobin which helps reduce the risk of anemia or anemic symptoms.
  • Vitamin B6 can help reduce signs of aging due to it preventing conditions such as dry skin.

"In the research test groups, it was shown that Vitamin B6 benefits cognitive health in such a way that it can significantly reduce serum total homocysteine (tHcy) levels. This process is especially helpful when B6 is taken in supplement form; even then, it can better aid cognitive health when used alongside additional vitamins such as B12."

Read more: https://healthyfoodmaster.com/vitamin-b6-benefits-food-sources-dietary-allowance-deficiency/

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Drink bone broth for better muscle gain and stomach health
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Date: November 16, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Drink bone broth for better muscle gain and stomach health





It appears that the article is discussing the benefits and personal use of broth. It seems that it discusses the individual components of broth and how it can be extremely healthy for you in many ways. Uses outside source to back up the writers point and discusses firther the benefits and personal experience with it being used. It then goes into how the cost to benfit ratio is extremely high wich is extremely good compared to other supposed health benefit products.

Key Takeaways:

  • Get additional health benefits from something more familiar than you know.
  • Not just for athletes, but anyone looking to improve their diet should consider this.
  • To get the most benefit of this food, prepare it in the right way and temperature.

"Unlike the astronomical costs of trendy superfoods like coconut oil and avocados, bone broth is cheap to make."

Read more: http://www.thegauntlet.ca/drink-bone-broth-for-better-muscle-gain-and-stomach-health/

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A need for bananas? Dietary potassium regulates calcification of arteries
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Date: October 11, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A need for bananas? Dietary potassium regulates calcification of arteries





Having potassium in your diet regulates calcification of your arteries. Bananas have a lot of potassium, so people should eat plenty of those. Dietary potassium can help to prevent heart issues. Both bananas and avocados can protect against heart disease. They are both foods that are very high in potassium. This is something that the nation needs to pay attention to because a lot of deaths in this country are from heart disease. Potassium matters a lot.

Key Takeaways:

  • Potassium-rich foods, like bananas and avocados, could protect against the hardening of arteries that is linked to heart disease.
  • This finding comes from a study by University of Alabama researchers using mice as test cases.
  • The study suggest that dietary potassium supplements could help prevent heart disease in humans, a major health problem.

"Bananas and avocados -- foods that are rich in potassium -- may help protect against pathogenic vascular calcification"

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171005102712.htm

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WHY ARE AVOCADOS CONSIDERED SUPERFOODS?
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Date: August 23, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: WHY ARE Avocados CONSIDERED SUPERFOODS?





Most people are aware of the fact that avocados are filled with essential vitamins and nutrients that help to keep the body healthy and strong. However, new findings from scientific studies indicate that most people might actually be eating avocados all wrong, and therefore missing out on all the health benefits this so-called ‘superfood’ has to offer. Recent research has found that the healthiest part of the avocado is the round pit, or seed husk, found inside the fruit. This part of the avocado is believed to help prevent the onset of cancer and cardiovascular disease, among other crucial benefits.

Key Takeaways:

  • Scientists claim that most people are not getting the maximum health benefits from avocados and, instead, are often discarding the part of the fruit with the most nutrients
  • The seed husk found at the center of the avocado fruit boasts many healthful properties that are believed to help fortify the body against cancer and heart disease
  • Because most researchers remain uncertain as to whether it is truly safe to consume the husk, many scientists are working to find a way to create a supplement from the nutrients found within it

"Multiple scientific studies have linked avocados with health benefits ranging from anti-ageing to warding off cancer."

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4808946/You-ve-eating-superfood-avocados-wrong.html

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9 Things You Should Be Eating If You Want to Lose Weight
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Date: August 18, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 9 Things You Should Be Eating If You Want to Lose Weight





While different dieting fads forever come and go, there are certain staples of healthy eating that will always be relevant to a successful weight loss journey. For example, while it may sound counterintuitive at first, fats are an important part of a balanced diet—so long as they are healthy fats like the kind found in avocados. In place of carbohydrates, there are many creative substitutes available like zucchini noodles and spaghetti squash. Foods with few ingredients are also reliable safe bets for healthy eating.

Key Takeaways:

  • Dieters can get less caloric, filling and fiber-rich pasta options by saying no to the enriched versions, in favor of lentils, chick peas, zucchini and spaghetti squash noodles.
  • Plant proteins, like chick peas and beans are highly nutritious, cardiac friendly and cholesterol-lowing options, besides being as filling as meat.
  • Lower bad cholesterol and satisfy cravings with good fats, like avocados, tuna, salmon, olive and flax seed oil and nuts.

"Low-cal condiments like salsa, hot sauce, and mustard are an easy way to add a kick to many dishes."

Read more: http://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/nutrition/g3141/what-to-eat-to-lose-weight/

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IN BALANCE — Magnesium: An Essential Mineral for Health
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Date: August 14, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: IN BALANCE — Magnesium: An Essential Mineral for Health





Magnesium is an important element. It is found in the body. It's important that you have a good balance of it. The body works best when all of the elements are balanced properly since they do different things. Magnesium can be bought and taken in supplement form for those who don't feel they have enough, but too much can also be a bad thing so be careful not to overdo it. You can always talk to a doctor first to see if you even need to be taking it.

Key Takeaways:

  • An extremely hard-working mineral, magnesium is involved in over 300 biochemical functions of the human body.
  • Early signs that the body is depleted of its magnesium stores include, irregular heartbeat, muscle contractions and cramps and loss of energy.
  • Foods that boost magnesium levels include, chard, pumpkin seeds, avocados, black beans and bananas.

"Americans are at risk of magnesium deficiency and it has been estimated that nearly half of the population is deficient."

Read more: https://bayviewcompass.com/in-balance-magnesium-an-essential-mineral-for-health/

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Avocados' awesome aid in digestion (Part II)
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Date: August 13, 2017 11:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Avocados' awesome aid in digestion (Part II)





Thanks to its highly nutritious properties and the myriad of health benefits it provides, avocado is known as a superfood. Avocados have anti-inflammatory properties, pack in even more potassium than a banana, assist in digestion, and are filled with anti-oxidants. On top of all this, avocados also improve eye health and strengthen bones. The many vitamins and minerals found in avocados provide a number of beauty benefits as well, as they contribute to healthier skin. Avocados are excellent foods for weight loss as well due to their healthful properties and also because avocados are energy and metabolism boosters. These are only just a few examples of why the avocado is valued as a superfood and a staple of healthy eating.

Read more: Avocados' awesome aid in digestion (Part II)

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5 Foods That Lower Your Cholesterol Level
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Date: August 12, 2017 07:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Foods That Lower Your Cholesterol Level





There are 5 foods that will help to lower your overall cholesterol level. If you already have high cholesterol, then these foods will help to lower it. If a person has very high cholesterol, then they are at risk for things such as heart stroke and artery disease. Avocados are one food that will help a lot. Avocados have fats that are very good for your body. Fruits are also very good for your health and cholesterol.

Read more: 5 Foods That Lower Your Cholesterol Level

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Lutein, the leafy-green nutrient, may help keep your mind young
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Date: August 11, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Lutein, the leafy-green nutrient, may help keep your mind young





There is always greatness found inside leafy greens. Adding them to your diet could very well provide the nutrients that you need to stay healthy. Lutein is the nutrient that you gain from eating those leafy greens. It has a great taste and provides an enormous number of benefits to the health. One of those benefits is keeping your mind young. Here's what you should know about this leafy green that you should be eating regularly.

Key Takeaways:

  • To get the benefits of the brain-boosting carotenoid, load up on lutein-rich foods when you start to hit middle age.
  • Countless studies have shown that the plant compounds and fiber can provide myriad health benefits—from a reduced risk of heart disease to a lower chance of obesity.
  • Aim for getting at least three cups of the dark, leafy greens like kale, chard, collards, and mustard greens every week—and make make eggs, peas, broccoli, zucchini, and avocados in your diet

"key ingredient in foods like kale and spinach can keep your brain performing like a younger person’s"

Read more: http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/lutein-leafy-green-nutrient-may-help-keep-your-mind-young

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Lutein, found in leafy greens, may counter cognitive aging
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Date: July 31, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Lutein, found in leafy greens, may counter cognitive aging





A website that reports on science news has an article summarizing a scientific study about lutein. This is a substance found in leafy green vegetables such as spinach and kale. A university study was conducted on subjects in the age 25 to 45 range. The study found that those subjects who had higher levels of lutein were neurologically closer to younger people. The article cited its source and included a link to the study. A photo of an avocado smoothie is included.

Key Takeaways:

  • Spinach and kale can keep you both physically and mentally fit.
  • Lute in, found in green leafy vegetables , is important to get from food sources because it's not naturally found in the body.
  • This study proved lute in helped attention function in older adults but more studies are necessary to assess memory and learning.

"The study, which included 60 adults aged 25 to 45, found that middle-aged participants with higher levels of lutein -- a nutrient found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, as well as avocados and eggs -- had neural responses that were more on par with younger individuals than with their peers."

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170725122004.htm

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Healthy Friday: 8 High fat foods that are incredibly good for you
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Date: July 26, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Healthy Friday: 8 High fat foods that are incredibly good for you





There are 8 high fat foods that are very good for you. Studies have shown that fat is not as bad as it was made to be. There are some healthy fatty foods that have returned as super foods. Eating dark chocolate 5 times per week is a great idea. Dark chocolate actually has more antioxidants than blueberries. The antioxidants in dark chocolate can help lower your blood pressure. Dark chocolate can also help with your brain functioning.

Key Takeaways:

  • Not all fat is bad for you, some fats can actually provide health benefits
  • There are some fatty foods such as yogurt and avocados that can aid in fat and weight loss.
  • Even chocolate can be healthier for you than blueberries when eaten in moderation.

"Eggs are one of the most nutrient dense foods on earth."

Read more: http://albertonrecord.co.za/149725/healthy-friday-8-high-fat-foods-incredibly-good/

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Olive Oil May Help Prevent and Treat Brain Cancer, Study Shows
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Date: June 11, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Olive Oil May Help Prevent and Treat Brain Cancer, Study Shows





Not all fats are bad. Olive oil is a great source of fat which also has health benefits. It is good for the brain. This study shows it can even help with cancer. Olive oil is easy to get into your diet so this is good news. You can substitute this for other oils in many recipes. You can use it in dressings, pasta, rice, baked goods and so much more. It also has a great flavor.

Key Takeaways:

  • Oleic acid in olive oil may increase production of tumor-suppressing molecules
  • Oleic acid is also found in nuts, avocados, and sesame oil, as well as olive oil
  • Oleic acid helps prevents tumors from forming and help break them down while tumors are still small

"Given the low survival rate of brain cancer (the five-year survival rate is only about 35 percent)"

Read more: https://www.oliveoiltimes.com/olive-oil-health-news/olive-oil-may-help-prevent-treat-brain-cancer-study-shows/57204

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Eating your way to strong memory and mental health
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Date: May 21, 2017 10:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eating your way to strong memory and mental health





Serotonin works with various mind forms including state of mind, hunger, rest and memory. Dopamine works with discernment and delight. At that point we additionally have aggravation. Aggravation in our body can make harm our veins and cells in our mind prompting sicknesses, Alzheimer's illness. An eating regimen high in nourishments, for example, organic products, vegetables and solid greasy oils from fish, avocados and olive oil can diminish irritation. Along these lines, to battle against memory misfortune and to empower emotional wellness.

Read more: Eating your way to strong memory and mental health

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fight heart disease with a plant-based, oil-free diet
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Date: April 24, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: fight heart disease with a plant-based, oil-free diet





Diet has a lot to do with how your heart responds and functions. Many have looked at how a plant-based, oil-free diet work towards positive outcomes. It can be said that lowering saturated fats is very important, and there is a lot of evidence that the Mediterranean style diet, which emphasizes fish and poultry, along with fruits, vegetables and olive based oils, is a good way to go. Diets must provide good taste in order for people to stick to them long-term. The Mediterranean Diet seems to provide the health benefits and the taste in a much more positive way then the American Heart Association Diet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAQ40dVt8CM&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • A study that included 198 concluded that 175 people stuck to the diet for 4 years and only one had cardiovascular problems.
  • The recommended diet for heart disease is less red meat and starches and sugars and more vegetables.
  • It is not necessary to avoid all oils and fats. Some vegetables like Avocados contain healthy fats and oils.

"Small studies suggest that this eating pattern can shrink the amount of cholesterol-clogged plaque in your arteries, the main culprit in cardiovascular disease."

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How avocados could help manage metabolic syndrome
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Date: April 22, 2017 06:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Avocados could help manage metabolic syndrome





Avocados are rich in healthy oils. They are considered a super food. Avocados can be added to any meal. They are shows to increase metabolism when eating regularly which also increased blood flow and pushes out bad toxins from the body. The avocado is as healthy food as any other fruit or vegetable. The seed can be ground down and added to smoothies for more benefits. Choose a ripe avocado but not an over ripened one.

Read more: How avocados could help manage metabolic syndrome

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8 Smart Foods for The Smarter You
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Date: April 16, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 8 Smart Foods for The Smarter You





If you're looking to improve your intelligence, there are several different foods you can incorporate into your diet. Eat your way to a smarter you!

Foods like wild salmon, which are chock full of omega fatty acids and other brain-building amino acids, are great. Avocados are great too, but a little goes a long way, especially since it's high in calories. Nuts, spinach and broccoli, blueberries, and beans are also full of essential intelligence-boosting nutrients. And, if you're looking to indulge while also improving your smarts, drink red wine or eat dark chocolate. Natural qualities in both foods improve both memory and learning ability.

Read more: 8 Smart Foods for The Smarter You

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10 Foods your liver loves you to consume
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Date: April 13, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 Foods your liver loves you to consume





The liver has an important role in keeping us healthy and filtering our systems. An unhealthy liver can lead to many diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, cancer and cardiovascular disease. There are many foods that help the liver function well and guard against disease. These include dark leafy vegetables, broccoli, garlic, walnuts, blueberries, turmeric, pineapple, green tea and avocados. Fresh vegetables and fruits of any kind are beneficial as is limiting alcohol intake and being careful to stay away from toxins.

Key Takeaways:

  • -Dark, leafy vegetables – Dark leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, and collard greens are packed with antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamin C, and carotenoids that are essential in maintaining a healt
  • -Broccoli – Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts help inhibit fat uptake and increase lipid output
  • -Garlic contains antibacterial, antioxidant, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties that are essential for liver health

"Adopting healthy lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, lower alcohol intake and less exposure to toxins may help promote liver health. Avoiding foods that are high in fat, sugar and preservatives do your liver a huge favor."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-04-02-7-foods-your-liver-loves-you-to-consume.html

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Easy Healthy Recipes || How to Make Avocado Smoothie
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Date: March 28, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Easy Healthy Recipes || How to Make Avocado Smoothie





Avocado used to be seen as a fattening food that should only be eaten rarely. That perception has changed as it becomes clear that avocado is rich in healthy fat, vitamin E and carotenoids. Avocado is also rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It should definitely be included in your diet and there are many ways to do this. Watch this video for a recipe for a delicious avocado smoothie. It's simple to make and its ingredients are inexpensive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bjx_enRmRk&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Avocados have the anti-cancer properties by increasing cancer cell death by increasing oxidative stress in those cells
  • Avocados also promote health cell growth by providing anti-oxidants and nutrients
  • Prior studies have demonstrated that Avocado can protect from breast cancer, prostate cancer, and Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

"You should learn how to make an avocado smoothie because it can be a great morning meal to eat."

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12 foods to remove from the fridge forever
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Date: February 26, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 12 foods to remove from the fridge forever





Most people love food. The problem is that often times the food that is enjoyable is the most unhealthy. It can cause major health problems, and eventually lead to a run down body. Fatty lunch meat and whole milk are just two of the foods you should remove from your fridge forever.

Key Takeaways:

  • Swap out processed deli meats and cheeses for healthier alternatives like fresh chicken breast. Swap butter and margarine for healthier fats found in coconut oil and Avocados.
  • Tonic water, diet soda, whole milk, and sugary juices are some beverages to avoid. Swap out fatty dressings and condiments, replace flavored yogurt with plain, and exchange pickles for sauerkraut.
  • By making these switches, you'll be on your way to packing on more muscle, cleaning out your arteries, and getting the abs you train for in the gym every day

"Throw out the junk and replace it with healthier alternatives. By making these switches, you'll be on your way to packing on more muscle, cleaning out your arteries, and getting the abs you train for in the gym every day."



Reference:

//www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/12-foods-to-remove-from-the-fridge-forever

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The Fruit Is Loaded With Lots Of Medical Health Benefits And This Is Due To The Presence Of ...
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Date: February 18, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Fruit Is Loaded With Lots Of Medical Health Benefits And This Is Due To The Presence Of ...





Are you a fan of citrus fruits? If so you are in luck because it is this type of fruit that is loaded with the vitamins, nutrients, and minerals needed to keep yourself in the best of health. But there is more! If you want to learn the best foods to eat to stay healthy, this is the perfect article loaded with details.

Key Takeaways:

  • Foods high in vitamin B2, are yogurt, milk and Avocados molasses, and wheat germ are foods high in B6. I hope, after knowing about the nutrition facts and health benefits of chicken liver, those who don't like liver would also include it in their diet
  • B12 and other B vitamins enhance the function of the nervous affect the supply of sufficient energy to the muscles.
  • One of the many benefits of taking liquid supplements is a completely of muscles and for proper functioning of certain enzymes.

"I hope, after knowing about the nutrition facts and health benefits of chicken liver, those who don't like liver would also include it in their diet."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//hishossl270p.icanet.org/the-fruit-is-loaded-with-lots-of-medical-health-benefits-and-this-is-due-to-the-presence-of-different-essential-vitamins-in-it&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHvo0oz1-yWISa4ULOXn8TfPMSs2w

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Top 10 Anti Aging Superfoods
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Date: February 14, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Top 10 Anti Aging Superfoods





Diet and health are closely connected. Changing your diet can do a lot. It can help with aging for example. This gives you ten foods that can reduce the signs of aging and its affects on the body. These foods would be easy to add into anyone's diet. The'yre common enough foods to make that simple.

Key Takeaways:

  • Nearly everybody wants to slow the process of aging - yet, we are still waiting for the miracle approach or medication.
  • Fortunately, there are ten superfoods that can substantially combat the unfavorable impacts aging has on the body.
  • Read on to learn more about how blueberries, Avocados, tomatoes and other superfoods can keep you looking and feeling younger.

"Avocados are full of anti-aging components."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//simpalnews.com/2017/02/07/top-10-anti-aging-superfoods/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFlMTFjYzBlYzAwOTU4NjY6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHyDD2VC1VAK922lKY63ZSDXt5XdA

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6 Fruits That Are Even Healthier Than You Think
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Date: December 28, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 6 Fruits That Are Even Healthier Than You Think





While apples and oranges are the usual go-to fruits for healthy eating, the wider variety of healthy fruits should not be ignored. Don't forget that Avocados and black berries are choc full of vitamins! Vitamin C is plentiful across those and many other fruits: papyas, grapes, kiwis, and dragon fruits. The latter is also a good source of calcium, and some of these fruits can aid sleep or offer relief from cramps.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you typically go straight for the apples and bananas and never stray from your norm, you’ll want to take a look at this list of the top six fruits that are even healthier than you think.
  • If you’re feeling hungry, this fiber-rich fruit offers a filling snack without a ton of calories — there are only 67 calories in one small fruit.
  • Consuming kiwi in place of other salty treats throughout your day can offer you a tasty and nutritious bite that can really boost your health.

"They are also rich in fiber and antioxidants, and this together makes the papaya an effective fighter of cholesterol build-up in the arteries, which again works to prevent heart disease."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.cheatsheet.com/health-fitness/fruits-that-are-healthier-than-you-think.html/%3Fa%3Dviewall&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHBq5nY8Q2h61BIIJIDuy8MvEi0vA

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Anti-Aging Powers of Broccoli Enzyme
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Date: November 25, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Anti-Aging Powers of Broccoli Enzyme





Recent research found that mice who were given NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide) showed less signs of aging. The study, performed on mice, showed that subjects who received NMN had the same energy and metabolism levels as young mice. Though NMN is not readily available for human consumption, it can be found in foods like cucumbers, broccoli, edamame, Avocados and cabbage.

Key Takeaways:

  • A great deal of human health depends on how well the body is able to manufacture and use energy.
  • Since human cells depend on the same process of energy production, there is hope that this will be translated into a method that can aid people in remaining healthier as they age.
  • The researchers made comparisons every three months until 17 months of age.

"The ability of cells to produce energy gradually declines with age."



Reference:

//www.worldhealth.net/news/broccoli-enzyme-anti-aging/

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How to Boost the Female Egg Health with these Rich Vitamin Foods
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Date: November 25, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to Boost the Female Egg Health with these Rich Vitamin Foods





A healthy diet can heighten chances of conception. Alcohol and junk food can reduce fertility health, but healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables can actually increase your chances. For example, Avocados contain monounsaturated fat which produces healthier eggs. Beans and lentils contain iron (among other vitamins) which promotes ovulation. Even cinnamon can improve ovary function.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you are trying to conceive, you should be eating a healthy, balanced fertility diet for optimum health. A healthy lifestyle can improve your chances of conceiving by protecting your fertility.
  • Research found that women who ate a diet high in monounsaturated fats, such as Avocados, produced healthier eggs.
  • Ginger helps alleviate reproductive discomfort, promote healthy cycles and reduce inflammation of the reproductive organs, which may impact egg health.

"A healthy lifestyle can improve your chances of conceiving by protecting your fertility."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.elliothammond.com/how-to-boost-the-female-egg-health-with-these-rich-vitamin-foods/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNF6kcmQANtD4Bc-XPYgP2JOluaf8A

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Natural foods for liver repair and liver cleansing
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Date: November 08, 2016 05:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Natural foods for liver repair and liver cleansing





The human liver is a fat-burning organ and is designed to cleanse toxins and dead cells from the body. Even if you don’t drink alcohol, you could be at risk to contract liver-related diseases including fatty liver, hepatitis, and autoimmune disorders. For optimal liver function and overall longevity, be sure to consume foods that support the liver’s ability to cleanse toxins from the body. These include garlic, leafy greens, Avocados, and apples, to name a few. Conversely, avoid substances that are bad for the liver such as antibiotic-fed meats, artificial sweeteners, and salty foods.

Key Takeaways:

  • Your liver is the major fat-burning organ in your body
  • In addition to all its wonderful capabilities, your liver is the only organ that can regenerate itself
  • oward the end of the 1900s, there has been an emerging epidemic of liver disease that is quite startling

"Sulfur is required to increase enzyme activity that boosts liver cleansing."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.belmarrahealth.com/natural-liver-repair-liver-cleansing-foods/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNERHfZaf3evsexQpjlLIPa6xEZrGA


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5-foods diabetics should add to their diets
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Date: November 04, 2016 02:04 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5-foods diabetics should add to their diets



While type II diabetes is typically treated with conventional medicine, diet can also help manage the condition. People with type II diabetes should consider reducing their carbohydrate intake and adding a number of beneficial foods to their diet. Foods like Avocados, black beans, and cinnamon can help manage type II diabetes. Read on for the top 10 foods diabetics should add to their diet to manage their condition.

Key Takeaways:

  • The American Diabetes Association recommended that under some circumstances diabetics should even undergo a type of metabolic surgery to help curb diabetes through weight loss.
  • Being dependent on a drug for the rest of your life or having to suffer through costly invasive surgery are bleak prospects
  • There is some debate among doctors and nutritionists as to the long-term effectiveness of diet on diabetes, but a growing body of evidence suggests that a regimen of high-fiber

"Monounsaturated fats can subdue blood cholesterol levels and slow the absorption of other sugars."



Reference:

//diabetestips.co/5-foods-diabetics-should-add-to-their-diets-fox-news/


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Top 10 Anti-Aging Superfoods
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Date: November 03, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Top 10 Anti-Aging Superfoods

Most of these foods (garlic excepted) are something that you can integrate into your daily diet without even noticing it. I grab a handful of grapes as a snack. Use spinach as an alternate to lettuce in your salads. Eat an avocado by itself or use it as a mayo substitute in that lunch sandwich. Most important, eat what you like off this list. Those little changes will pay in dividends in the future.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many people wish if they could stop the process of aging and live younger for whole life but still we haven’t found any method or medicine which could stop the process of aging.
  • Blueberries contain large amounts of antioxidants such as flavonols, anthocyanins and vitamin C, which promote cell health and can protect against disease.
  • Avocados are full of anti-aging components.

"Many people wish if they could stop the process of aging and live younger for whole life but still we haven’t found any method or medicine which could stop the process of aging."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//amazingplanetnews.com/top-10-anti-aging-superfoods/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFlMTFjYzBlYzAwOTU4NjY6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFJg6xb-KTFTUna-vLeF7t5tcy2gA


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Importance of Magnesium in the body.
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Date: May 08, 2014 08:48 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Importance of Magnesium in the body.

magnesium foodsImportance of magnesium

Magnesium is an important element that is essential for hundreds of biochemical reactions in the body. Its functions is to maintain normal nerve and muscle function, regulates blood glucose levels and aids the production of energy and protein, helps bones remain strong, supports a healthy immune system and lastly, keeps the heart beat steady.

Cause of lack in magnesium

Lack of magnesium causes many diseases. Substantial magnesium deficiencies have led to deaths caused by coronary diseases, diabetes, cancer and strokes. On the other hand mild magnesium deficiency causes nervousness, mental depression, increased sensitivity to noise, confusion, insomnia, twitching and trembling and apprehension.

Sources of magnesium are from foods we eat

  • Dark green, leafy vegetables
  • Fruits or vegetables e.g. bananas, dried apricots Avocados
  • Whole grains e.g. brown rice, millet
  • Nuts e.g. almonds and cashews
  • Peas and beans
  • Soy products e.g. soy flour

Symptoms indicating lack of magnesium are: sleepiness, muscle weakness and hyperexcitablity.

Magnesium works in the brain miraculously as remarked by many scientists through researches. Magnesium L-Threonate has the capability to cross into the brain and boost magnesium levels. Magnesium L-Threonate boosts magnesium levels in the brain in that, it maintains a state of healthy sustained action. Through maintaining this healthy homeostasis, mental demands in the brain can respond well and perform cognitive responsibilities with less stress and fatigue.

The blood-brain barrier is a diffusion barrier, which impedes influx of most compounds from blood to brain. It is composed of high-density cells that prevent passage of substances from the blood stream, but in a more action than the endothelial cells in the capillaries do in other parts of the body. Due the reasons, why most magnesium supplements do not cross blood barrier magnesium Threonte was introduced. Threonate is a vitamin C metabolite that acts as a carrier to help magnesium to penetrate into the brain.

Sources

  1. https://www.naturalhealthadvisory.com/daily/cognitive-decline-and-memory-issues/the-best-magnesium-supplement-for-reversing-memory-loss-in-alzheimers/
  2. //blog.lef.orh/2012/01/brain-helath-magnesium-theonate.html
  3. //www.healthindeed.com/magnesium-l-threonate/

 

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What Are The Benefits Of Vitamin E?
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Date: April 17, 2014 05:01 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Benefits Of Vitamin E?

vitamin eVitamin E

Vitamin E is composed of eight fat soluble vitamins and it’s available in four different forms. The fat soluble antioxidant can only be obtained in food as a supplement. They help in prevention of oxidative stress in the body and other vitamins.

There are different varieties of foods rich in vitamin E in terms of nutrients density with examples such as:

1. Tofu light, silken with a 25% daily value in every 5.3 mg.
2. Cooked spinach. 10 % DV in 2.1mg.
3. Almonds nuts
4. Roasted sunflower seeds and Avocados with about160 calories
5. Shellfish shrimp and rainbow trout fish ranging at 12% DV for 2.8mg
6. Cooked broccoli and cooked butternut squash with about 7% DV for 1.5mg.

Health benefits of vitamin E.

The health benefits come from the vitamins antioxidant property which remove free radicals that damage the cell structure due to its unstable compounds. It improves immunity and reduces cholesterol thereby reducing the risk associated with developing cancer.

Vitamin E prevents the blood platelets from clumping. Heart diseases, sunstroke and coronary artery disorders are prevented through consumption of high levels of vitamin E.

Vitamin E owing to its properties of antioxidant, promotes blood circulation to the scalp which help in reducing fatigue and make capillary walls more stronger for nourished cells.

Vitamin E oil facilitates the healing process and since it’s extremely versatile, the vitamin E absorbed in the epidermis layer is used in treating and preventing sunburns.

Since vitamin E speeds up cell generation, it’s used to treat acne, scars, and wrinkles which makes the skin to appear more younger due to its anti-aging effect.

Vitamin E helps the skin to maintain its natural moist and appear to be more fresh. It’s also used to treat nails and cuticles by applying a few drops of vitamin E on them.

Vitamin E is believed to promote eye health and reduces the risk of eye damage associated with old age by 20%. i.e macular degeneration.

Source

  1. //www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/Health-benefits-vitamin-E/2011/02/01/id/369888.

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What Is Glutathione Good For?
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Date: April 14, 2012 08:03 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Is Glutathione Good For?

What is Glutathione?

Glutathione (GSH)is a tripeptide derived from non-proteinaceous amino acids. Contains apeptide bond between the group unusual amino of the cysteine group and the carboxylside chain of glutamate. Glutathione, an antioxidant, helps protect cells from reactive species of oxygen such as free radicals and peroxides. Glutathione is nucleophilic at sulfuracceptors and conjugated electrophilic attack poisonous. Groups thiolare maintained in a reduced state to a concentration of about ~ 5 mM in animal cells. Indeed, glutathione reduces any link disulfideformed with in proteins cytoplasmic cysteines by acting as a donor of electrons.In the process, glutathione is converted to its oxidized form glutathione disulfide (GSSG). Glutathione is found almost exclusively in its reduced form, since the enzyme that turns its oxidized form, glutathione reductase,is constitutively active and inducible to oxidative stress.In fact, the ratio of reduced glutathione to oxidized glutathione in cells is often used scientifically as a measure of cellular toxicity. H2O2+ GSSG + 2 ------- 2GSH H2O.

Advantages of the Glutathione

Before discussing the benefits of L-Glutathione, let's first talk a little about the nutrient. Glutathione is an antioxidant enzyme dominant which is soluble in water.It is absorbed mainly in the liver.It helps fight against free radical damage.The free radical damage is harmful relatives. Glutathione is involved in a variety of other functions in the body.

The function of Glutathione - Benefits of Glutathione

Glutathione works in DNA synthesis and repair, protein and prostaglandin synthesis, and amino acid transport.It helps in the metabolism of carcinogens and toxins.Immune system is improved through the use of Glutathione, and contributes to the prevention of cellular oxidative damage, and activation of enzymes. Glutathione also helps and maintains the functions of other antioxidants.

Glutathione deficiency

There is the possibility of a deficiency of glutathione. It usually occurs during aging.For example, it is seen in macular degeneration related to age, diabetes, and lung and gastrointestinal diseases. It may be the cause of pre-eclampsia, Parkinson's, AIDS and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Where to get Glutathione

Some sources of glutathione include fruits such as tomatoes, watermelon, grapefruit, oranges, peaches and cantaloupe.It is found in vegetables such as Avocados, potatoes, spinach, okra, acorn squash, and asparagus.It is found in most meats as well. Other sources of vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, parsley, and not only provide GSH - glutathione peroxidase, but it also stimulates the body to make more BA.Since cooking destroys much of glutathione, you will get more to eat raw or steamed vegetables for the best benefits of Glutathione.

Reduced glutathione is in a supplementation that we personally use a company called source naturals a Natural Product meeting the above requirements.The nutrient content in their signature product - Total Balance.

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Does Lysine Help with Herpes Breakouts?
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Date: September 30, 2011 02:22 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Does Lysine Help with Herpes Breakouts?

Herpes and Lysine Relationship

For proteins to be utilized by body cells, they are broken down and metabolized into amino acids. Amino acids are the simple building blocks of protein which can be readily used by the cells of the body. There are 20 amino acids in which the human body uses. Eight of these are considered "essential" amino acids which mean that they are not produced by the body in natural ways but must be supplied through the diet or from the food we eat. One of the essential amino acids is Lysine.

Amino Acid Lysine

Lysine is has been long studied with its benefits on herpes simplex infections. Preliminary results showed that lysine supplementation on a regular basis can effectively inhibit the occurrence of genital herpes and sores related to herpes simplex virus.

Scientifically, there are two amino acids which have been discovered to have significant effects on herpes simplex virus, namely lysine and arginine. Lysine is effective in minimizing viral outbreaks and in improving the healing process of such infection. On the other hand, arginine can trigger occurrence of symptoms of the viral infection. The mechanism of action is said to be that lysine greatly inhibit the metabolism of Arginine. Clinical studies on tissues have revealed that arginine is the amino acid which is required by the herpes simplex virus to increase in number and become active.

Another use of lysine is that it can be employed as a mild anxiolytic. It has been found to have an effect on serotonin receptor sites on the digestive tract. Also, lysine plays a significant role in the proper growth of the individual and in the production of the chemical compound called carnitine which is a substance responsible for the metabolism of fatty acids into energy form. Carnitine in the blood also greatly helps in lowering blood cholesterol levels. Therefore, the risk of cardiovascular diseases associated with high cholesterol levels will be lessened. Another health benefit of lysine is that it can positively influence the absorption of the mineral calcium. As we know for a fact, calcium plays an important role in bone mineralization and maintaining its health and strength. Calcium is also required in the contraction of muscles such as that of the heart. Lastly, lysine is also required in the production of collagen. This chemical substance is necessary for bone and tissue growth and repair.

Lysine Deficiency

Deficiency of this amino acid will provide a feeling of nausea, dizziness, appetite loss, fatigue and stunted growth. Lysine can be obtained from the food we eat. Fish, especially sardines and cod, chicken, beef, lamb, eggs, milk and milk products like cheese and dairy and several fruits and vegetables contain high concentration of Lysine. The fruits rich in lysine include Avocados, mangos, apples, papaya, pears and tomatoes. On the other hand, vegetables which have an abundant amount of lysine include legumes such as peas and beans.

While some people needs more amount of lysine supply, health experts have formulated concentrated levels of lysine in the form of supplements. Lysine supplements are available in the form of tablets, capsules, creams and suspensions.

Also, Red marine algae may help relieve the outbreak as well.

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Libido
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Date: September 18, 2008 11:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Libido

They say that you can never bee too rich, too thin or too hot. The search for potions, foods, herbs, and supplements to increase sagging libido is never ending. Not only does erectile dysfunction (ED) affect approximately 30 million American men and one-third of those American males between the ages of 40 and 70, but about 43 percent of women have reported having some kind of sexual dissatisfaction, with about one-third of them specifically reporting low sexual desire.

In the 1970s and 80s a famous erotic entertainer named the brain as being the most erogenous zone in the body. A lack in libido can have a lot more to do with the brain than with genital areas. Stress, lack of energy, fatigue, depression, anger, and worry all kill sexual appetite, and few foods have been found to make much of dent in your mind or other places. On the other hand, slow libido for men or women occasionally has a physical base, being the combination of both desire and the ability to do something about it.

If we assume that the “spirit is willing” we still have to make sure that the body is able, with the first order of business being circulation. The best way to improve overall circulation is exercise, of which almost any kind will do as long as your heart is pumping, blood is flowing, and oxygen is reaching the brain. Exercise also raises the feel-good chemicals in the brain referred to as catecholamines, which makes it more likely that you’ll be more in the mood. Many yoga postures that are done prior to sex have been shown to be fantastic enhances, especially the butterfly pose for women.

There is also a list of sexy foods including, almonds, Avocados, celery, chili peppers, chocolate, oysters, figs, and nutmeg. Almonds contain important fatty acids which help the brain to work better while Avocados are not only a sensual delight, but also contain important fatty acids that help the brain and heart. Celery actually contains a small amount of androsterone, which is a male hormone that is released in sweat, known to turn women on. Chili peppers contain capsaicin, which stimulates circulation.

Chocolate contains pheylethylalmine (PEA), which is a chemical raised in the brain when you’re in love. Oysters, which are high in zinc, help men with sexual functioning. Figs are high in amino acids and are also believed to increase sexual stamina and nutmeg is used in Indian medicine for enhancing desire, with studies showing that it has the same effect as Viagra. Dishes that are high in carbohydrates, such as pasta, are much more likely to lead to sleep rather than romance. So be sure to eat energy producing protein and vegetables, leaving the table just a bit hungry.

There are some foods that can trigger thoughts of love, such as a peach or even an avocado. Those foods that have luscious textures and tastes are also shown to enhance mood. In order to turn on the brain naturally, think of smells. Almond and coconut make great scented candles and are good bets to improve libido. Lavender has been shown to be one of the most universal turn-on’s and can be used through out the day with relaxing and mood boosting properties. However you decide to boost libido, adding the above mentioned foods might help improve quality of life.





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Fiber
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Date: September 12, 2008 09:43 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fiber

The ileocecal valve, which is made up of sphincter muscles that close the ileum, prevents toxins and other materials that are released by the appendix from entering into the small intestine. Additionally, the ileocecal valve helps to keep digested material in the small intestine until all of the nutrients have been absorbed. When the food residue is ready for elimination, the small intestine mixes bile, mucus, and other excretions with the food residue and releases it systematically through the ileocecal valve into the large intestine. This process prevents an overload of material in the intestine for the body to eliminate.

When the toxic material of the colon is able to enter back into the intestine, where it becomes rapidly reabsorbed, ileocecal valve syndrome occurs, which can lead to infection and disease. Symptoms of ileocecal valve syndrome include constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, irregular bowel movements, lower right bowel tenderness, acne, immune weakness, migraines, and duodenal ulcers.

To avoid ileocecal valve syndrome one should eat a diet that is high in fiber and includes whole grains. These whole grains should be soaked and cooked in order to avoid irritating the valve. Foods that cause constipation such as diary products, meat, and bananas should be avoided. Raisins, figs, and stewed prunes should be eaten for breakfast. More fresh fruits and vegetables should be added to the diet. Softer raw vegetables such as leaf lettuce, spinach, Avocados, sprouts, and tomatoes should be used first.

Additionally, one should reduce the amount of meat that they eat and take a fiber supplement in order to avoid constipation. Fasting on juices two or three days a week will help to speed the healing process of the digestive tracts. Grains that are thermos-cooked are healing on the digestive tract and rich in enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and protein. The slow cooking process protects the body from destruction of vital enzymes. Milet, buckwheat, and basmati brown rice can also be eaten for breakfast, as they are easy for the body to digest and extremely nourishing. Raw vegetables and fruits, steamed vegetables, yams, and Avocados are all also extremely helpful in healing the digestive tract, so they are recommended.

Nutritional supplements that can assist with ileocecal valve syndrome include antioxidants, vitamin A, B-complex, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, calcium, magnesium, essential fatty acids, blue-green algae, acidophilus, and plant digestive enzymes. Also, aloe vera juice, cat’s claw, grape seed extract, pau d’arco, licorice, goldenseal, slippery elm, and comfrey are great herbal aids for helping for ileocecal valve syndrome.

Colon health is a lot more important than most people realize, as the digestive process is directly related to the health of the body, immune system function, and overall longevity. When any disease occurs, the colon should be the first thing looked to for treatment. By understanding what it means to have a healthy colon, adding fiber, nutritional supplements, herbal aids, and a change in diet, one can promote overall colon health. Eating habits should be changed slowly and unhealthy, nutrition robbing foods should be eliminated from the diet and replaced with whole grain foods, fruits, and vegetables.

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Did You Know There Is One Mineral That Could Change Your Life Forever?
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Date: March 05, 2008 04:05 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Did You Know There Is One Mineral That Could Change Your Life Forever?

Did you know there is one mineral that could affect the way you feel and change the way you live life forever? Yes that’s correct – forever - magnesium is that mineral! More than 50% of all Americans consume less then the required amounts of magnesium to stay healthy.

You might be wondering how you would know if you are deficient in magnesium and where you can get a test. Unfortunately it is not that simple. A magnesium test is available from your doctor, but when most people take this test, the results normally come back as normal, so we think everything is fine. This test only measures blood serum levels and not cellular magnesium. One needs to have their red blood cells tested to accurately measure the uptake of magnesium and at this time. This kind of testing needed is not readily available.

You might ask, “how can I tell whether I have a deficiency or not?” It is simple, look at your medical history. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include signs such as, muscle cramps or twitches, insomnia, irritability, sensitivity to loud noises, anxiety, nervousness, autism, ADHD, heart palpitations, angina, constipation, spasms in the muscles, headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, asthma and kidney stones (typically caused by a calcium-magnesium imbalance), diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, menstrual cramps, irritable bladder, irritable bowel, acid reflux, and premenstrual syndrome, depression, low energy, weakness in the muscles, weakening bones, and calcification of organs.

If you did not notice, this is an extensive list of symptoms that may be attributed to a deficiency in magnesium. Magnesium is essential for cardiac function in stabilizing cardiac membranes preventing arrhythmias. This mineral helps the cardiovascular system relax aiding in the relief of angina symptoms. Millions of Americans are diagnosed with heart disease yearly, a magnesium deficiency may be the cause.

The reason we are deficient in magnesium is mostly due to the fact that we eat refined, over-processed foods with white flour that have absolutely zero magnesium. The consumption of foods not rich in magnesium will rob our bodies of the little we still have in our bones and organs. Drinking coffee, alcohol, eating lots of sugary foods and stress will cause the body to become depleted.

If you are experiencing one of the above mentioned symptoms and suspect you have a magnesium deficiency, changing they way you eat can help. Pick up a nutritional almanac and find foods high in magnesium like nuts, sea vegetables, dark leaf vegetables and beans to start. Also, kelp, wheat bran, wheat germ, buckwheat, millet, brown rice, rye, tofu, soybeans, brown rice, figs, dates, Avocados, parsley, barley, dandelion greens and garlic all contains high amounts of magnesium. Adding a magnesium supplement to your diet which provides 200 to 400 milligrams per day will help. One should limit the intake of coffee, alcohol, colas, salt, and sugar. Actually, many medications can deplete the body of magnesium such as water pills (diuretics) and antibiotics to name two.

So now you know what to do, you might be thinking that a magnesium supplement would be the fastest way to boost magnesium in the body for the time being. What form of magnesium is best? The recommended form of magnesium is magnesium citrate, because of its digestibility and absorbability in the body. Avoid magnesium carbonate, sulfate, gluconate, and oxide if at all possible for these forms of magnesium are harder to digest and will result in smaller amounts being absorbed by the body. Now what are you waiting for, give magnesium a try and see how good you can feel from it!



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Loose Weight By Cutting Dietary Fat Absorption
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Date: December 08, 2007 06:24 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Loose Weight By Cutting Dietary Fat Absorption

You can lose weight by cutting dietary fat absorption, although in order to understand the need for this you have to appreciate the effect that fat has on your weight. Not only fat, but any form of calories.

The word ‘calorie’ appears to have a bad press, and there have been a lot of ill informed comments made about calories and whether calorie controlled diets are effective or not. Quite frankly, it is all said in ignorance. Whether you agree or not, the calorie is a measurement of energy and the calorie content of foods is what is calculated to be the energy value of these foods.

Once inside your body, that energy is either used up or converted to body mass. It is not necessarily converted to fat, since that extra weight could be in the form of muscle tissue. However, it is converted to body mass and so you can put on weight. The basic equation is that if you take in more energy than you use, then you add weight, and if you use more energy than you take in, then you lose weight. It is slightly more complex than that, but it is basically true.

That does not mean that if you eat a pound of dripping (the fat that drips off cooking meat) you will add a pound of weight. It is the calorific value of the dripping in terms of energy, whether measured in calories or in joules, that is the relevant factor, and if that is 4000 calories, which is about average for various types of dripping, then if you use up 4001 calories in exercise, you can safely spread your pound of lard on toast and eat it without putting on weight (you will have also to use up the calories in the toast).

It is the calorie equation that is important, and if this is negative then you will lose weight. You have to: it is a law of science! Whether your calories are in the form of cookies, candies, Avocados (loads of them) or dripping, it is all the same. A meat calorie is the same as a vegetarian or vegan calorie. If you eat more than you use you put on weight.

Different foods contain different quantities of energy, or calories. If you buy a Big Mac you eat 570 calories, and 5 from your Super Pepsi. If the guy next to you has an English Muffin, he will have 140 calories. However, if he then goes home and slouches on the sofa watching TV and you go to the gym for a serious workout, he is liable to put on weight and you lose it. It’s all in the equation!

However, you don’t just use calories in exercise. Your metabolism is also important. In fact 65% - 75% of the calories you use in a day are used up by the body at rest: the metabolism that takes place 24/7 to keep you alive. The heartbeat, breathing and brain activity for example, all use up energy. So not all is doom and gloom, and you can burn up these calories even while you are sleeping.

However, there is another way to prevent the fat you eat from turning into weight. (Incidentally, if you exercise a lot, that weight will likely be in muscle mass, but if not then it will certainly be fat). You have a clue to the way that can be done in the first sentence of this article: ‘dietary fat absorption’.

If the fat is not absorbed into the body, then it is not available to be metabolized into body fat. It will pass through the body unchanged. It is not the fat you consume that makes you gain weight, but the amount of that fat absorbed through your intestines. But how is it possible to selectively prevent the fat in your diet from being emulsified by the bile and absorbed through the intestinal wall?

By means of chitosan. This is a fiber that absorbs part of the fat from the food you have eaten and hides it away from your digestive system. It cannot be broken down into sugars and then into fat to add to your unwanted weight. However, because it works after your meal, you get to eat what you want – that ‘finger lickin’ good’ stuff you love, but don’t suffer the consequences of failing to exercise to work it off. It’s like you just ate lettuce without the fried chicken with the crispy fatty skin.

So what is this miracle substance, chitosan? Biologists would recognize the name as being associated with chitin, the acetyl-glucosamine polymer that forms the carapaces, or shells, of crabs, lobsters and other marine shellfish. Chitosan is formed by deacetylating the chitin and is mainly used to enhance the growth of plants, and also as a filtration aid. So what does it do to help to remove some of the fat from your diet after you have eaten it?

The mechanism by which it does this is not fully understood, and in fact is still disputed in some quarters. However, the proof of the pudding is in the eating and it appears to act according to the claims. There are two possible mechanisms, one of which is connected with the deacetylation of the chitin molecule. Because of this, the resultant chitosan molecule has cationic groups on the polymer chain. Cations are positively charged, and can react with acids, not the least of which are the bile acids that break down lipids (fats) to render them into a form suitable for absorption.

It is possible for the chitosan to react with the bile acids and prevent them from breaking down the fats into a condition that enables them to be passed through the intestinal wall. However, it has also been proposed that dietary fibers work by increasing the thickness of the boundary layer of the intestine through which the fats would have to pass. This would have the effect of reducing the lipid uptake.

It is also possible that since chitosan is a fibrous substance, it attracts the fats through its charge and absorbs them into a swelling ball of fats and fiber that is not only impermeable by the bile acids, but also passes through the intestinal tract unchanged and eventually excreted. In fact, there is not proof for any of these projected mechanisms, and all are theoretically possible. The fact is that it appears to work, but must be taken for several weeks for the effects to be noticeable.

It is possible to lose weight by dietary fat absorption, and whatever mechanism is used by chitosan, it is well worth trying if you like your fatty foods but also want to lose weight. Combine chitosan with a good exercise regime and you might find that you can control your weight whatever you eat. Chitosan is available over the counter at any health food store.



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Battle Fatigue! Don't passively accept chronic exhaustion and weakness.
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Date: June 10, 2005 10:06 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Battle Fatigue! Don't passively accept chronic exhaustion and weakness.

Battle Fatigue! Don't passively accept chronic exhaustion and weakness. by Joanne Gallo Energy Times, December 6, 1999

Most folks wouldn't seek the distressing distinction of suffering chronic fatigue syndrome. Aside from a dizzying array of discomforts associated with the malady, the lack of a definitive cause, and few remedies offered by the medical establishment, scornful skeptics lob accusations of laziness or boredom or just plain moodiness. "Snap out of it!" they say, with little sympathy or understanding. "Just get moving!"

But if you're one of more than 3 million Americans affected by chronic fatigue, you know your problem is not all in your head. Your symptoms are real and they extend far beyond mere tiredness. In addition to a debilitating sense of fatigue that can make everyday existence feel like an overwhelming struggle, you may suffer from impaired concentration and memory, recurrent sore throats, nagging headaches, muscle and joint pain, swollen lymph nodes and fitful sleep. The persistence of any one of these effects alone could be debilitating, but the overall diminished capabilities of the chronic fatigue sufferer can become the most discouraging aspect of the disease.

But before you give up hope on kicking this energy-sucking ailment, look to natural ways to boost your immune system and regain your stamina for a more healthy and productive life. New research points to powerful, energy enhancing supplements which, combined with a nutritious diet and stress reducing techniques, can help you reclaim your body from a swamp of sluggishness.

Yuppie Flu?

Part of the public's misconceptions about chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) may stem from vague definitions of exactly what it is and its causes.

In the '80s, CFS was often mentioned in the same breath as the Epstein-Barr virus, which garnered much notoriety as the "yuppie flu": a state of chronic exhaustion that often plagued young, overworked professionals, as the media trumpeted. CFS was initially thought to be the result of the Epstein-Barr virus, and the two were often considered to be the same thing. Since the Epstein-Barr virus causes mononucleosis, the term "chronic mono" was also thrown around to refer to long-lasting states of fatigue.

Today, CFS is defined as a separate disorder from the Epstein-Barr syndrome. Researchers have found that CFS is not caused exclusively by the Epstein-Barr virus or any other single infectious disease agent. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, CFS may have multiple causes, in which viruses or other infectious agents might have a contributory role. Some of these additional possible culprits include herpes simplex viruses, candida albicans (yeast organisms), or parasites.

According to the CDC, a person can be definitively diagnosed with CFS when she or he experiences severe chronic fatigue for six months or longer that is not caused by other medical conditions, and must have four or more of the following problems recurrently for six consecutive months: tender lymph nodes, muscle pain, multi-joint pain without swelling or redness, substantial impairment in short-term memory or concentration; sore throat, headaches, unrefreshing sleep and postexertional malaise lasting more than 24 hours.

Even if you are not diagnosed with CFS, you could still probably use some help in fending off fatigue. You may suffer from another poorly understood condition like fibromyalgia, which causes similar symptoms of exhaustion and pain with additional stomach discomfort. You may cope with another ailment like hypoglycemia or low thyroid function that zaps your energy. Or you could be like almost every stressed-out American adult trying to do it all at the expense of your well-being. Though researchers still search for a definitive cause for CFS, one thing is certain: Constant stress and poor nutritional habits weaken the immune system's ability to ward off a host of debilitating viruses and organisms. So before you run yourself down and succumb to a chronic condition, learn how you can build up your defenses now.

Nutrient News

Some of the most exciting new research in CFS treatments focuses on NADH or Coenzyme 1, an energy-enhancing nutritional supplement. This naturally-occurring substance is present in all living cells including food, although cooking destroys most of it. Coenzymes help enzymes convert food and water into energy and NADH helps provide cellular fuel for energy production. It also plays a key role in cell regulation and DNA repair, acts as a potent antioxidant, and can reportedly improve mental focus and concentration by stimulating cellular production of the neurotransmitters dopamine, noradrenaline and serotonin.

A recent study conducted at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, and reported in the February 1999 issue of The Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, showed that chronic fatigue sufferers improved their condition significantly by taking Enada, the stabilized, absorbable, oral form of NADH. The researchers found that 31% of those who took the supplement achieved significant improvement in relief of their symptoms, and a follow up study showed that 72% achieved positive results over a longer period of time.

Coenzyme-A and Coenzyme Q-10 (Co-Q10) are related coenzymes also necessary for energy production.

According to Erika Schwartz, M.D., and Carol Colman, authors of Natural Energy: From Tired to Terrific in 10 Days (G.P. Putnam's Sons) CoQ10 in combination with the nutrient carnitine enhances cellular energy production, thereby boosting energy levels. Coenzyme-A is required to initiate the chemical reactions that involve the utilization of CoQ10 and NADH for the production of energy at the cellular level.

Another important energy-enhancing nutrient is D-ribose, a simple sugar that is crucial to many processes in your body. D-ribose stimulates the body's production of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, an energy-rich chemical compound that provides the fuel for all body functions. D-ribose is essential to the manufacture of ATP and maintaining high levels of energy in the heart and skeletal muscles.

Vitamin Power

In addition to these new nutrients, a host of more familiar vitamins and minerals can help banish fatigue. According to Susan M. Lark, M.D., author of the Chronic Fatigue Self Help Book (Celestial Arts) nutritional supplements help stimulate your immune system, glands and digestive tract, promote proper circulation of blood and oxygen, and provide a calming effect. Some of Lark's recommended nutrients for building and regaining strength include:

Vitamin A: Helps protect the body against invasion by viruses that could trigger CFS, as well as bacteria, fungi and allergies. Supports the production and maintenance of healthy skin and mucous membranes, the body's first line of defense against invaders. Also supports the immune system by boosting T-cell activity and contributing to the health of the thymus, the immune-regulating gland.

Vitamin B Complex: Depression and fatigue can result from the body's depletion of B vitamins, which can occur from stress or drinking too many caffeinated beverages. Studies have provided preliminary evidence that CFS patients have reduced functional B vitamin status (J R Soc Med 92 [4], Apr. 1999: 183-5). The 11 factors of B complex are crucial to glucose metabolism, stabilization of brain chemistry and inactivation of estrogen, which regulate the body's levels of energy and vitality. n Vitamin C: Helps prevent fatigue linked to infections by stimulating the production of interferon, a chemical that can limit the spread of viruses. Helps fight bacterial and fungal infections by maintaining healthy antibody production and white blood cells. Also necessary for production of adrenal gland hormones which help prevent exhaustion in those under stress.

Bioflavonoids: Help guard against fatigue caused by allergic reactions; their anti-inflammatory properties prevent the production of histamine and leukotrienes that promote inflammation. Bioflavonoids like quercetin are powerfully antiviral.

Vitamin E: Has a significant immune stimulation effect and, at high levels, can enhance immune antibody response.

Zinc: Immune stimulant; improves muscle strength and endurance. Constituent of many enzymes involved in metabolism and digestion. n Magnesium and Malic Acid: Important for the production of ATP, the body's energy source. Magnesium is also important for women who may develop a deficiency from chronic yeast infections.

Potassium: Enhances energy and vitality; deficiency leads to fatigue and muscle weakness.

Calcium: Combats stress, nervous tension and anxiety.

Iodine: Necessary to prevent fatigue caused by low thyroid function, as it is crucial for the production of the thyroid hormone thyroxin.

Herbal Helpers

In addition to nutrients to bolster your immunity, herbal remedies can also help suppress viral and candida infections. Garlic is a powerful, natural antibiotic, while echinacea and goldenseal have strong anti-infective abilities. Other botanicals help combat tiredness and depression: stimulating herbs such as ginger, ginkgo biloba, licorice root and Siberian ginseng can improve vitality and energy. For anxiety, moodiness and insomnia try passionflower or valerian root, which both have a calming effect on the central nervous system.

Eating For Energy

Supplements can only do their best if you eat a nutritious diet. Start by cutting out large quantities of sugar, caffeine, alcohol, dairy products, red meat and fat.

But what are the best foods when trying to restore energy or recover from illness? "High nutrient content foods with a good balance of proteins and carbohydrates," answers Jennifer Brett, ND, interim clinic director and chair of botanical medicine at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine.

"You want foods with high nutritional value-that's where vegetables end up looking better than fruit."

Brett enthusiastically pushes that "universal food," as she calls it: chicken soup.

"In China," she says, laughing, "they do make chicken soup, and they do think of it as healing, because they add astragalus and shiitake mushrooms. Vegetable soups with chicken or fish have high nutritional value and are easy to digest."

The same principle applies to juices, Brett says. Juices are a good way to tastefully get more phytonutrients from fruits and vegetables into your diet. Toss in protein powder, and you can make a complete meal in your blender.

"You get more energy from juicing," she explains, "more accessible nutrients and carbohydrates that are not bound up in fiber." Brett's additional recommendation: oatmeal.

"It's got protein and carbohydrates combined with a lot of minerals, which you may not get from a sugary cereal," she says. "Sure, they spray some vitamins on them, but if you don't drink the milk in the bottom of the bowl, you'll miss out on them. You might as well take a multivitamin."

Fabulous Fiber

Look to fiber for superior energy enhancement. Natural Energy author Schwartz calls it downright "miraculous": "In terms of conserving precious energy, fiber-rich foods are your cells' best friends," she writes. "It takes smaller quantities of them to give you a full, satisfied feeling. They release all their benefits slowly, which allows the cells to extract nutrients with much less effort. Then these fiber-rich foods graciously leave the body with ease and efficiency." Among these "slow burn" foods that Schwartz says raise blood sugar slowly and steadily and maintain energy evenly:

Alfalfa sprouts-high in fiber and low in cholesterol.

Apples-one medium unpeeled provides 10% of the recommended daily fiber dose; unlike sweeter fruits, which are rich in healthful fiber, they help regulate blood sugar.

Broccoli-along with such greens as cauliflower, cabbage, kale, collard greens and broccoli rabe, it's packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals n Brown rice, wild rice, other whole grains-fiber treasure troves, including barley, quinoa, millet and buckwheat.

Corn-excellent fiber source.

Lentils and other legumes-high in fiber, delicious beans are rich in culinary possibilities.

Oat bran and wheat bran-mix into yogurt or add to cereal for the best available access to fiber.

Popcorn-an excellent snack.

Citrus for More Energy

If constant colds and infections are draining your energy, healthy helpings of citrus fruit may be the pickup you need. According to Robert Heinerman, in Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Healing Juices (Parker), citrus fruit have been used for more than a thousand years as natural remedies for a wide variety of ailments:

Kumquat juice is supposed to help clear up bronchitis. Lemon juice with a pinch of table salt eases a sore throat. Lime juice in warm water soothes aches and cramps from the flu. Tangerine juice can break up mucous congestion in the lungs. Along with citrus' vitamin C, these fruits also supply carotenoids, antioxidants that provide disease-preventing benefits. Citrus also often contain calcium, potassium, folate (a B vitamin that fights against heart disease), iron and fiber.

Fruits are loaded with phytochemicals, naturally occurring chemicals that give fruit their vibrant colors. Yellow, red and orange fruits are also high in flavonoids, like quercetin, a substance which fights cancer. Quercetin also aids in prevention of cataracts and macular degeneration, according to author Stephanie Beling, MD, in her book Power Foods (Harper Collins).

Even the US Department of Agriculture agrees on this flavonoid's benefits, noting in its phytochemical database that quercetin is an "antitumor promoter, antiasthmatic, anticarcinogenic, antiplaque, cancer-preventive, capillariprotective." (Quercetin is also available as a supplement.)

Don't Avoid Avocados

For a vitamin rich food, few items beat the avocado which holds vitamins E and C as well as some B vitamins (B6, niacin, riboflavin). A significant source of beta carotene, though not nearly as much as carrots or sweet potatoes, Avocados also contain high amounts of the minerals potassium, magnesium, copper and zinc.

Just 15 grams of avocado delivers about 81 international units of vitamin A as beta carotene. Beta carotene, a carotenoid in fruits and vegetables, is converted to vitamin A in the body. This vitamin, aside from providing antioxidant protection from damaging free radicals, is necessary for good eyesight, healthy skin and healing.

In addition, the avocado, like all of these healthy foods, tastes great. Which means that you can pep up and not have to sacrifice taste for zest.

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

Remember that the path to wellness begins in your mind. Stress-reducing activities like yoga, meditation and massage and aromatherapy can have a great rejuvenating effect on your body. If you can learn to handle stress effectively instead of letting it control you-and strengthen your system with the right nutrients and diet-you'll find that fatigue can be a sporadic visitor rather than a chronic companion.



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