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Kill bacteria, prevent bacteria from sticking to teeth, and promote salication Darrell Miller 11/12/19
Andrographis Darrell Miller 7/30/19
Myrrh oil is worth more than gold when it comes to the healthbenefits it provides Darrell Miller 5/17/19
Add honey to warm water and unlock a bevy of health benefits Darrell Miller 5/13/19
Licorice root a safe alternative for promoting oral health Darrell Miller 5/9/19
Shiitake mushrooms are a powerful medicinal superfood Darrell Miller 5/9/19
A compound found in goldenseal proven to possess cancer-fightingproperties Darrell Miller 5/7/19
6 Health benefits to make you love manuka honey (if you don'talready) Darrell Miller 5/6/19
Antimicrobial properties of red ginseng make it a great naturalcure for acne Darrell Miller 5/6/19
Natural home remedies for burns Darrell Miller 5/6/19
Honeybush tea is a nutrient-rich, antioxidant-filled, heart-healthydrink from South Africa Darrell Miller 5/3/19
These 3 unexpected dangers of gum disease will make you want to gobrush your teeth Darrell Miller 5/3/19
A species of hawthorn has been found to control abnormally highblood sugar levels Darrell Miller 5/2/19
Cranberries offer an excellent way to boost your health, saynutrition researchers Darrell Miller 5/2/19
High-Fiber Diet: Can This Lengthen Your Life? Darrell Miller 5/1/19
Red ginseng is a natural cure for acne Darrell Miller 4/30/19
10 Benefits of Fennel and Fennel Seeds, Based on Science Darrell Miller 4/30/19
Follow your gut to digestive health Darrell Miller 4/30/19
Probiotics shown to protect against liver damage, study reveals Darrell Miller 4/30/19
Women with acute uncomplicated cystitis can benefit from green tea Darrell Miller 4/27/19
Protect yourself properly this cold season with oregano oil, plus 6other natural remedies Darrell Miller 4/26/19
Cranberries improve oral health, study concludes Darrell Miller 4/26/19
Prepping basics: 5 Effective natural remedies for ulcers Darrell Miller 4/25/19
Discover how a special kind of pine bark improves heart health byreducing the risk of metabolic syndrome Darrell Miller 4/24/19
NEW study reveals how MORE turmeric will improve gut health Darrell Miller 4/24/19
Pistachios: Discover 7 reasons to eat this delicious nut Darrell Miller 4/24/19
Why do I have so much gas? Darrell Miller 4/22/19
Ginger Oil: Fighting Inflammation And Other Healing Health BenefitsOf The Oil Darrell Miller 4/19/19
How does poor gut health affect vitamin C and E in metabolicsyndrome? - Medical News Bulletin Darrell Miller 4/16/19
Chitosan: A more environmentally friendly food packaging materialthan plastic Darrell Miller 4/12/19
6 reasons to care about your gut flora Darrell Miller 4/11/19
Eating chili regularly may make you live longer Darrell Miller 4/4/19
Can Gut Bacteria Affect Your Mental Health? Darrell Miller 4/2/19
Botanical study concludes the antioxidant potential of small nettle Darrell Miller 3/22/19
New gut bacteria discovered: Scientists are researching a strainthat shows potential for enhancing weight loss Darrell Miller 3/20/19
Honey: Its benefits for health and skin Darrell Miller 3/10/19
Health benefits of inulin. Darrell Miller 3/8/19
Do Probiotics Help With UTIs For Women? Darrell Miller 2/25/19
Following a fiber-rich diet has a positive effect on chronicinflammatory joint diseases Darrell Miller 2/19/19
Is vitamin C the key to fighting pneumonia? Darrell Miller 2/14/19
Eat your way to better health with cacao and maca Darrell Miller 2/13/19
Probiotics reduce the need for antibiotics, new review concludes Darrell Miller 2/12/19
A little oregano oil can go a long way for your immune system Darrell Miller 2/11/19
Noni is great for your colon Darrell Miller 2/8/19
Eating more high-fiber foods can reduce food allergies Darrell Miller 2/7/19
Study shows benefits of vitamin C in treating cancer Darrell Miller 2/1/19
Rosemary displays a powerful anti-anxiety effect, similar todiazepam but without the side effects Darrell Miller 1/30/19
Try these natural antibiotics that helps fight off infection Darrell Miller 1/24/19
The common causes of candida overgrowth Darrell Miller 1/22/19
Eating cruciferous greens help your immune system fight offintestinal pathogens Darrell Miller 1/13/19



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Kill bacteria, prevent bacteria from sticking to teeth, and promote salication
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Date: November 12, 2019 03:08 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Kill Bacteria, prevent Bacteria from sticking to teeth, and promote salication

Destroys Bacterial Biofilm

Xylitol is a Sugar alcohol with a unique 5-carbon structure. Clinical studies suggest xylitol breaks up biofilm Bacteria found in the teeth. Bacteria found in the teeth try and consume this unique 5-carbon sugar molecule, but soon discover it can not break down the sugar for food, so it expends all its energy trying to expel the sugar effectively starving out the Bacteria and killing it.

Has anti-adherence Effect:

Xylitol also has anti-adherence effects within the mouth. When you brush of floss with xylitol, the Bacteria in the mouth can not stick to anything, because of this the Bacteria can not colonize and reproduce.

Can promote salivation:

Xylitol promotes salivation which is a natural defense system in the mouth. By consuming mints, gum, and other forms of foods that contain xyltiol, one can help prevent cavities and improve oral health. Have you had your xylitol today?

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Andrographis
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Date: July 30, 2019 02:31 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Andrographis

Dear Friends,

I believe there’s an essential herb that everyone should be aware of, though not to many realize the powerful benefits of this near miracle botanical. This one nutrient has the ability to strengthen the immune system while also enhancing cardiovascular health, liver and kidney function, joint mobility, and much more. Recent studies have shown this herb to be three times more effective than milk thistle for liver health. And while I know there’s no miracle supplement, that can prevent all disease, there are a growing number of studies to show that this herb can promote overall health and well-being in a tremendous way.

This herb, which I respect and hold in high regard, is andrographis. I believe it’s the next up-and-coming superstar in botanical medicine, and for good reason. I am not yet at liberty to give you the full details on a recent study, but I can tell you the results are impressive. The study involved treating three different groups of animals that had cancerous tumors. One group of animals was treated with curcumin, the second group was treated with french grape seed extract, and the third group was treated with andrographis. And while all three herbs were beneficial in this study, andrographis proved to be the most effective in reducing the cancerous tumors in the animals. I can’t wait to share the study details when it’s published.

It’s no wonder that andrographis has been used in natural medicine for years, due to its powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antiBacterial, antifungal, cancer-preventive, neuroprotective, and immune-stimulating properties. In fact, andrographis is the subject of over 800 studies in the National Institute of Health’s PubMed online database, with more to come!

You’ll learn how this amazing herb:

  • Strengthens immune defenses
  • Stops Viruses and resistant Bacteria
  • Protects the liver
  • Prevents tumors and cell damage
  • Soothes digestive disorders
  • Prevents pain, inflammation, and arthritis symptoms
  • Supports energy and resilience
  • Protects heart and arteries

And the benefits don’t stop there. Please take the time to read more at TerryTalksNutrition.com

In Good health,

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Myrrh oil is worth more than gold when it comes to the healthbenefits it provides
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Date: May 17, 2019 04:24 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Myrrh oil is worth more than gold when it comes to the healthbenefits it provides





Essential oils are used for aromatherapy but that is just one of their myriad uses. They have been used by Chinese medicine and ayurvedic medicine for centuries due to their numerous health benefits. Now, science has backed many of the claims on health benefits. One of these oils is myrrh. Myrrh is produced from a steam distillation process by extracting the reddish brown sap from the Commiphora myrrha tree. The oil is amber in color and has an earthy aroma. It has a lot of healthy benefits. One of them is that it is used to eliminate harmful bacteria. Ancient Egyptians used this oil to embalm their dead and mummies because it slows down the process of decay. This is due to the antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of myrrh oil. Another advantage of this oil is that it can eliminate some parasites. Myrrh oil has been reported to cure infections such as trichomoniasis and giardiasis. Myrrh oil can also support oral health. It has been used by researchers to treat mouth sores with complete relief for the patients. Other benefits of this wonderful oil are highlighted in the blog.

Key Takeaways:

  • Myrrh is gotten from the plant, Commiphora myrrha, and is its reddish brown dried sap that was extracted using a steam distillation process.
  • One of the many benefits of myrrh which is amber color to the eyes is that it eliminates harmful bacteria from the body.
  • Myrrh was used by traditional Egyptians for the dead to embalm bodies which did not only make them not to smell but to delay decay.

"In fact, myrrh essential oil, which is often used in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, has many science-backed health benefits."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-17-myrrh-oil-is-worth-more-than-gold.html

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Add honey to warm water and unlock a bevy of health benefits
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Date: May 13, 2019 04:07 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Add honey to warm water and unlock a bevy of health benefits





Honey water is exactly what it sounds like — a combination of raw honey and warm water. What may not be so obvious at first glance is its many health benefits. You can drink it in the morning to rehydrate your body and take advantage of honey’s antimicrobial benefits. You can also use it to aid digestion and foster the growth of good digestive tract bacteria. Honey water may even be able to improve your mixture of HDL (“good cholesterol” and LDL (“bad cholesterol”).

Key Takeaways:

  • Drinking honey water can relieve many minor health complaints because it contains natural antioxidants.
  • Honey water can contribute to a healthy gut, can aid in digestion, and improve overall cholesterol levels.
  • The key ingredients to tasty and healthy honey water are raw Manuka honey, fresh lemon juice, and plenty of warm water, which will relieve digestive and heart issues.

"When you wake up in the morning, you’re usually dehydrated. Experts recommend drinking about 20 ounces of water every morning to help stimulate the body, relieve grogginess, and encourage bowel movement."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-28-add-honey-to-warm-water-unlock-health-benefits.html

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Licorice root a safe alternative for promoting oral health
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Date: May 09, 2019 04:34 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Licorice root a safe alternative for promoting oral health





Licorice has been used in candies for a long time and recently it was found that it can be used for oral health. Although licorice has fallen out of favor for anise oil in use in confectioneries, it is still safe to the health. Some of the ways it has been used in traditional medicine in China and the Middle East is for the treatment of eye problems, cough, gut issues, and problems with the skin. According to new research, licorice has a role to play in oral and dental health. It has been found effective in stopping the spread of gum disease and tooth decay, and several other dental health problems. Licorice has active components that have been identified that aids it in this effect. The most important are licoricidin and licorisoflavan A. They help in stopping the growth of bacteria that aids in reducing the damage to the mouth and gums. To dilute the effect of saliva that makes a compound lose its action, it is recommended that one makes a lollipop of licorice to benefit from its effects.

Key Takeaways:

  • Licorice which used to be used for adding flavor to candy has fallen out of favor and anise oil is used for that instead.
  • The herb has been recommended for the treatment of several ailments like eye problems, cough, issues with the gut, and problems with the skin.
  • Oral health problems could be improved by using licorice. It has been shown that in dental health it could stop gum disease and tooth decay.

"Studies suggested that the dried root of licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) can be used as a natural alternative to chemical toothpaste and harsh mouthwashes."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-09-licorice-root-a-safe-alternative-for-oral-health.html

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Shiitake mushrooms are a powerful medicinal superfood
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Date: May 09, 2019 02:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Shiitake mushrooms are a powerful medicinal superfood





A new study has found that adding fermented shiitake mushroom to rice bran is effective in inhibiting the growth of Salmonella typhimurium. The study was conducted on mouse organs and it was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. This formulation has been hailed as a new antimicrobial food-compatible formulation. The study was conducted on murine macrophage cells and in mice. Before this, it was known that the bioactive compounds in rice brans and in shiitake mushrooms have a lot of potential health benefits in mice, cells, and rodents. When the mycelia cells were compared against non-fermented ones, it was found that the bioactive compounds present in the fermented shiitake mushrooms could not be found in the ones that had not fermented. Further findings showed that the pathogen, Salmonella, was inhibited in infected macrophage cells and in organs in the mouse such as the cecum, mesenteric lymph node, spleen, and the liver. Another finding was that there was increased secretion of the bacteria in the feces in mouse. Overall, this findings show that fermented shiitake mushrooms with rice brans can be used as an antibiotic and antimicrobial food.

Key Takeaways:

  • To carry out the study a team of researchers from Korea and the US tried to understand the effect of shiitake mushroom with rice bran on macrophage cells.
  • The component produced in rice plants are bioactive rice brans and hulls while that produced by mushrooms are bioactive polysaccharides and other compounds.
  • When mushroom mycelia that was fermenting with rice bran cells were inspected it was found that they have bioactive compounds that are absent in the non-fermenting mycelia.

"A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that a formulation of fermented shiitake mushroom with added rice bran can inhibit the growth of Salmonella typhimurium in infected mouse organs."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-16-shiitake-mushrooms-are-a-powerful-medicinal-superfood.html

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A compound found in goldenseal proven to possess cancer-fightingproperties
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Date: May 07, 2019 04:20 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A compound found in goldenseal proven to possess cancer-fightingproperties





Berberine is a yellow compound found in goldenseal that has traditionally been used as both a dye and a medicine. Recently, a group of Japanese researchers found that berberine may induce cell death in cancer cells — especially leukemia cells — and prevent their proliferation. Berberine may also be quite effective in moderating blood sugar and promoting the growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract. It may also help in losing weight and moderating cholesterol levels.

Key Takeaways:

  • As researchers continue to search for treatment for cancer, some researchers in Japan have found that a natural compound, berberine, can be effective in treating cancer.
  • To study the effectiveness of berberine against cancer, the researchers treated human promyelocytic leukemia cells with berberine and then examined the effect of the compound.
  • The findings of the study was published in the journal The American Journal of Chinese Medicine and it discovered that berberine was effective against leukemia.

"The research team found that after five to 15 minutes of treatment, berberine exhibited powerful antiproliferative activity in the cells."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-26-compound-goldenseal-cancer-fighting-properties.html

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6 Health benefits to make you love manuka honey (if you don'talready)
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Date: May 06, 2019 03:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 6 Health benefits to make you love manuka honey (if you don'talready)





Manuka honey is touted as a super food due to its numerous therapeutic benefits. Manuka honey is a strong antibacterial that can strengthen your immune system during flu season and all year-round. Because of its antimicrobial properties, manuka honey is particularly effective in soothing sore throats. Manuka honey is also quite good for oral health and can be used to prevent gingivitis. When purchasing manuka honey, be sure there is a UMF rating on the packaging, which shows that it has been tested for purity. A high UMF rating correlates to strong antibacterial properties and a potent flavor.

Key Takeaways:

  • Manuka honey should always be available in the home because it is important for boosting the immune system due to the various antibacterial properties it possesses.
  • It has been shown by research that Manuka honey is effective against staph infections like MRSA due to its ability to interfere with the cell cycle of the bacteria.
  • Manuka oil can not only fight against the bacteria that is causing sore throat when one has an infection, it acts as a relief to the throat itself.

"Manuka honey is a unique kind of honey from New Zealand. It comes from the manuka tree and has many therapeutic properties."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-07-health-benefits-to-make-you-love-manuka-honey.html

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Antimicrobial properties of red ginseng make it a great naturalcure for acne
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Date: May 06, 2019 03:42 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Antimicrobial properties of red ginseng make it a great naturalcure for acne





Phytotherapy Research recently published new South Korean research indicating the effectiveness of red ginseng extract against acne symptoms. They studied red ginseng ethanol extract and found that it exhibits comparable anti-microbial properties to those of the most common antibiotic acne medications. Red ginseng has been prized throughout Asia for its medicinal properties for many years. It also has other effects that can help fight acne, including boosting the immune system and improving sleep quality and endocrine balance throughout the body.

Key Takeaways:

  • If one is having an acne breakout he should try red ginseng because recent research shows that it improves the symptoms of acne safely.
  • Acne is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin that develops when bacteria begins growing abnormally in hair follicles or skin.
  • Presently, doctors recommend antibiotics to treat acne but due to the rise of bacteria resistance, they are now turning to natural remedies like red ginseng.

"They found that red ginseng ethanol extract exhibited similar, if not even better, antimicrobial activity against Propionibacterium acnes compared to benzoyl peroxide or azelaic acid."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-21-red-ginseng-a-great-natural-cure-for-acne.html

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Natural home remedies for burns
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Date: May 06, 2019 03:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Natural home remedies for burns





In an emergency, there are some home remedies that can help mitigate the effects of burns. The first step is always to cool the burn by running it under cool water for at least 10 minutes. Aloe Vera can be applied to burns to help promote quicker healing and control inflammation. Bathing in oatmeal can help to reduce itching, especially when the burn begins to heal. Raw honey may also have antibacterial properties, while the tannins in witch hazel can reduce swelling and help repair your skin.

Key Takeaways:

  • When one has burns and injuries, they should be treated and given full attention quickly and immediately otherwise there is the risk of infections.
  • The first treatment to give to a burned area is to cool the wound under running water for ten to fifteen minutes.
  • Aloe vera is good for treating burns. It acts as a natural remedy and can easily be found because it can be grown indoors in pots.

"The injured skin is traumatized and using ice on the patient’s skin will constrict blood vessels and decrease blood circulation to an area that desperately needs it."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-31-natural-home-remedies-for-burns.html

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Honeybush tea is a nutrient-rich, antioxidant-filled, heart-healthydrink from South Africa
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Date: May 03, 2019 04:06 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Honeybush tea is a nutrient-rich, antioxidant-filled, heart-healthydrink from South Africa





South African honeybush tea is made from a plant called Cyclopia intermedia and provides a diverse mix of health benefits. In addition to providing many important minerals, honeybush also contains a very wide range of antioxidants, including flavones, polyphenols, flavonoids and many others. It also contains compounds with expectorant and antimicrobial effects that can help ward off colds and other minor infections. Animal studies suggest honeybush tea also helps prevent your body from storing as much fat, and assist in burning the body fat you already have.

Key Takeaways:

  • People tend to forget herbal tea when they think of tea but go for the traditional tea that has its variants like black tea, green tea, and oolong tea.
  • One herbal tea that is worthy of mention is the honeybush tea which is made in South Africa from the stems and leaves of the honeybush plant.
  • Honeybush tea has antioxidants, antibacterial and antiviral properties that helps the body to fight cold and flu, including asthma, bronchitis, coughing, and catarrh.

"Drinking a cup of honeybush tea can provide the body with minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, and zinc."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-01-honeybush-tea-a-nutrient-rich-heart-healthy-drink.html

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These 3 unexpected dangers of gum disease will make you want to gobrush your teeth
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Date: May 03, 2019 07:55 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: These 3 unexpected dangers of gum disease will make you want to gobrush your teeth





Gum disease and poor oral health are both associated with a number of serious health risks on top of its basic symptoms like red, swollen gums and sensitive teeth. Gum disease is correlated strongly with heart disease, although the exact causative agent isn’t well understood. Bad oral health is also strongly associated with higher cancer risk, possibly because of the associated inflammation, or perhaps due to compounds created by mouth bacteria. There may even be a link with Alzheimer’s, as bacteria found in the mouth are often also found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers believe that it is possible for oral bacteria to leech into the bloodstream, thereby causing cardiovascular infection.
  • Other adherents to the cardiovascular disease created by poor oral health bandwagon believe that gum inflammation can escalate to systemic body-wide inflammation.
  • Data also suggests that there is a strong correlation between poor oral health and the onset of cancer.

"Gum disease is a frustrating and painful enough condition on its own. Common signs and symptoms include bloody, red, painful, and swollen gums, bad breath, tooth sensitivity, and pain with chewing."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/gum-disease-oral-health-2912.html

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A species of hawthorn has been found to control abnormally highblood sugar levels
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Date: May 02, 2019 02:45 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A species of hawthorn has been found to control abnormally highblood sugar levels





A team of researchers from the Middle East have found that a species of hawthorn, Crete hawthorn, has the ability to lower elevated levels of glucose in the blood. They have published their findings in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Along with its effects on blood glucose, called its anti-hyperglycemic property, it also has hyperlipidemic properties, that is, the ability to protect the body against high levels of fat such as cholesterol in the blood. They carried out the study using mice that were induced with hyperglycemia through feeding them alloxan. The mice were then divided into two groups, one group receiving Crete hawthorn extracts and the other given a chemical for control. They also used another animal model to understand its hyperlipidemic properties and to investigate whether the plant had antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. The results of the findings were that Crete hawthorn had important antioxidant properties due to its containing phenols and flavonoids. They also found that it had antimicrobial properties because it acted against bacteria such as E. Coli and Staphylococcus aureus, among others.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers in the Middle East have discovered that a species of hawthorn, scientific name Crataegus azarolus, can be used to lower elevated levels of glucose in the body.
  • The researchers did not only concentrate on the plant’s anti-hyperglycemic properties, but also on its ability to protect the body against levels of fat that were high.
  • The researchers duing their study found that Crete hawthorn had very high antioxidant properties, especially the ethanol extract from the leaf.

"The mice were then divided into groups, with some receiving an ethanol extract from Crete hawthorn leaves while others were given glibenclamide for positive control."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-12-hawthorn-controls-high-blood-sugar-levels.html

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Cranberries offer an excellent way to boost your health, saynutrition researchers
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Date: May 02, 2019 12:05 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cranberries offer an excellent way to boost your health, saynutrition researchers





Cranberries are nutritious and full of antioxidants, which help the bodies that consume the cranberries to deal with oxidative stress. In fact, cranberries have been respected and used as a natural part of nature's pharmacy for centuries. For example, their use has been well-documented as part of the history of many Native American tribes. One aspect of cranberry's benefits long documented, both in anecdotal history and by scientific data is cranberry's special ability when it comes to dealing with urinary tract health. Urinary infections are a common and debilitating condition. Data now proves what our Native American forebears knew from experience, that compounds intrinsic to cranberries can help.prevent and heal a urinary tract infection. We now know that the compounds in cranberries succeed at this by creating conditions in the bladder which make it impossible for bacteria to adhere to the walls of the organ. Not only is the use of cranberries as a specific for treating bladder ailments safe, it prevents the overuse of antibiotics. As a preventative measure, cranberries can be taken in as a sauce, a drink or a supplement.

Key Takeaways:

  • Traditionally, cranberries were often used in Native American medicine to cure various ailments and injuries.
  • The proanthocyanidins in cranberries prevent bacteria in the urinary tract system from increasing their numbers.
  • The antioxidants in cranberries can boost your immune system and reduce inflammation.

"Their study showed that polyphenols stopped bacteria from attaching themselves to the walls of the urinary tract."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-11-cranberries-excellent-way-to-boost-your-health.html

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High-Fiber Diet: Can This Lengthen Your Life?
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Date: May 01, 2019 09:30 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: High-Fiber Diet: Can This Lengthen Your Life?





Fiber is very important to our heart and digestive health. Recent New Zealand research showed that people with low fiber diets had significantly higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and colon cancer than people who get plenty of it from whole grains, fruit and vegetables. Separately, American research indicates that a high fiber diet may enhance the growth of beneficial strains of gut bacteria while helping to fight inflammation. This is important because chronic inflammation is a key component of most chronic health conditions.

Key Takeaways:

  • Having a lot of fiber in the diet was one of the first things kids were taught along with drinking a lot of water and taking lots of vegetables.
  • Having a lot of fiber in the diet is good for the body because it is vital for healthy digestion and colon health.
  • Our mothers were right. Recent research has shown that having a lot of fiber in the diet can be associated with longevity.

"A report shows that curcumin helps the body manage inflammation and anti-ageing (known as inflammaging) and Ascencao says the powerful turmeric extract, Bio-Curcumin, has shown to help deliver significant amounts of bio-active curcumin into the body, assisting this process."

Read more: https://www.longevitylive.com/health-living/lifestyle-tips/high-fiber-diet-improve-longevity/

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Red ginseng is a natural cure for acne
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Date: April 30, 2019 04:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Red ginseng is a natural cure for acne





According to a South Korean study published in Phytotherapy Research, red ginseng can be an effective treatment for acne in place of traditional medications with potential negative side effects. In fact, red ginseng performed as good or better than benzoyl peroxide in terms of its effectiveness against fighting acne. Specifically, redness symptoms were significantly reduced with the use of red ginseng. The study concluded that the participants acne improved because of panaxynol and panaxydol, the active ingredients in red ginseng.

Key Takeaways:

  • Red ginseng with the scientific name Panax ginseng has been found by some South Korean researchers to be effective against acne.
  • In the study which the researchers published in the journal Phytotherapy Research, they compared the antimicrobial activity of ginseng and identified its active ingredients.
  • Acne is a condition that is caused by chronic inflammation of the skin due to the growth of bacteria in hair follicles.

"They recruited 20 participants and treated them with cream that contains 3 milligrams per gram (mg/g) of red ginseng ethanol extract for four weeks."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-12-red-ginseng-is-a-natural-cure-for-acne.html

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10 Benefits of Fennel and Fennel Seeds, Based on Science
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Date: April 30, 2019 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 Benefits of Fennel and Fennel Seeds, Based on Science





Culinarily, fennel is appreciated for its mild licorice flavor, but it should also be cherished for its many medicinal properties. Fresh fennel bulb and its seeds (both are edible) are low in calories and high in manganese. The bulbs are also a good source of Vitamin C, while the seeds have the ability to curb one's appetite, according to some research, and thus abet weight loss. Antioxidants have been shown to provide numerous health benefits, and fennel bulb and seeds are loaded with them. There are even studies suggesting (although not conclusively proving) that fennel can help fight cancer. Overall, fennel is as healthy as it is delicious.

Key Takeaways:

  • Besides possessing a pleasing and mild licorice-type flavor, crunchy fennel seeds are also packed with minerals and fiber.
  • Data suggests that a tea made with fennel seeds may have the ability to suppress appetite.
  • Nutrients found in fennel include msgnesium, potasspot, iron, calcium, manganese and vitamin C.

"Aside from its many culinary uses, fennel and its seeds offer a wide array of health benefits and may provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects."

Read more: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/fennel-and-fennel-seed-benefits

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Follow your gut to digestive health
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Date: April 30, 2019 04:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Follow your gut to digestive health





"Microbiome" is the term that refers to the good and bad bacteria that resides within your digestive system. When that bacteria is in healthy balance, you have optimal equilibrium in your gut. Prebiotics and probiotics can contribute to this balance, enhancing your overall digestive health. You can get prebiotics and probiotics from both supplements and food. By making an effort to maintain a healthy microbiome, you will reap the benefits of overall immune support, heart health, an improved mood, and regularity in your bowel movements.

Key Takeaways:

  • Probiotics are healthy bacteria that live inside a person's gut, while prebiotics are the fibers that fuel probiotics.
  • Some examples of prebiotic fibers are lentils, different kinds of beans, and fruits and vegetables.
  • Yogurts, kefir, fermented vegetables, and kombucha are examples of probiotic foods.

"While all fiber is important to feeling your best every day, only certain fibers are what we call prebiotics."

Read more: https://www.austindailyherald.com/2019/03/follow-your-gut-to-digestive-health/

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Probiotics shown to protect against liver damage, study reveals
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Date: April 30, 2019 02:17 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Probiotics shown to protect against liver damage, study reveals





Fatty Liver Disease is becoming a real issue and may impact up to 1/4th of the United States population. Thankfully there appear to be means of combating this disease. Probiotics have already contributed in reducing acetaminophen-caused liver disease particularly with lowering of the oxidative stress. Positive gut health and bacteria is also important in maintaining a healthy immune system and can contribute to further protecting the body against Fatty Liver Disease. Eating the right foods, including fermented varieties, helps promote good gut health.

Key Takeaways:

  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is affecting a lot of people in the US and the number is increasing. Experts put its number at 25 percent of the population.
  • When NAFLD is left untreated for a long time, it can develop into more serious problems such as liver inflammation, scarring, cirrhosis, liver failure, and then liver cancer.
  • Now it has been discovered that gut bacteria has a good effect on liver health and probiotics can be used to halt liver disease.

"The team found that the supplemented mice experienced significantly less liver damage than the control group."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/probiotics-nutrition-news-2623.html

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Women with acute uncomplicated cystitis can benefit from green tea
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Date: April 27, 2019 10:12 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Women with acute uncomplicated cystitis can benefit from green tea





The health benefits of green tea have long been praised by scientists and health practitioners, and new research actually adds to the current body of knowledge regarding green tea. Recently, it has been found that green tea can aid in the symptoms of acute cystitis. Acute cystitis is categorized as inflammation in the bladder that is prompted by bacterial infection. Green tea has antimicrobial effects, which can help reduce symptoms of acute cystitis with the exception of blood in the urine. Other health benefits of green tea include weight loss, the prevention of cancer, lowering of stroke risk, and improved memory function.

Key Takeaways:

  • Acute cystitis, which affects many women, is a fast onset inflammation of the bladder, usually the result of a bacterial infection.
  • Recently, the publication, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice printed data linking cystitis with the use of green tea.
  • Green tea's efficacy against cystitis makes sense, because green tea has catechins that have antimicrobial effect against the E-coli bacteria.

"For this study, researchers from Kerman University of Medical Sciences in Iran carried out a blinded randomized trial to assess the efficacy of green tea as adjunctive therapy to standard antimicrobial treatment in women with acute uncomplicated cystitis."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-06-women-with-acute-uncomplicated-cystitis-can-benefit-from-green-tea.html

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Protect yourself properly this cold season with oregano oil, plus 6other natural remedies
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Date: April 26, 2019 03:18 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Protect yourself properly this cold season with oregano oil, plus 6other natural remedies





CDC statistics indicate that most adults will get hit by the common cold at least a few times a year, but the antimicrobial properties of oregano oil may be able to help reduce your symptoms. A 2011 study, for example, found that an oregano oil throat spray could help control many cold symptoms. When combined with an overall healthy lifestyle, oregano oil can give your immune system an important boost. Ginger, probiotics, drinking herbal tea with honey and staying hydrated can also help.

Key Takeaways:

  • The U.S Centers for disease Control estimates that among adults the possibility of catching a cold is about 2 to 3 times per year.
  • Many persons, including adults and children, catch colds several times because they are generally uninformed about how to naturally prevent and treat bacterial and viral infections.
  • It has been scientifically proven that oregano is a natural remedy for alleviating cold and flu symptoms, and it can also help you prevent a cold in the first place.

"Be sure to look for a high quality oregano oil supplement (such as wild P73 oregano oil, which stands for “polyphenol 73%” and indicates a medicinal grade quality). To use, mix 3 to 10 drops of oregano oil in a tablespoon of water, swish it around your mouth for 30 seconds, then swallow."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/cold-natural-remedy-2811.html

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Cranberries improve oral health, study concludes
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Date: April 26, 2019 02:10 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cranberries improve oral health, study concludes





According to a study in Nutrition Research, cranberries can contribute to overall oral health by fighting the inflammation caused by gingivitis. If gingivitis goes untreated, it can lead to gum disease and periodontitis. In adults, both periodontitis and gingivitis can lead to tooth loss. To prevent these conditions, experts recommend consuming 750 ml of a cranberry functional beverage daily. Furthermore, according to a study in the European Journal of Oral Sciences, eating a serving of cranberries and blueberries daily can protect your teeth against S. mutans, a bacterial strand responsible for tooth decay.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although cranberries, Vaccinium macrocarpon, are usually eating during Thanksgiving, one should make it a habit to take them regularly due to its health benefits.
  • It has been discovered that cranberries are especially good for oral health. A new study found that it can help fight inflammation due to gingivitis.
  • Gingivitis is caused by the inflammation of the gums due to the buildup of bacteria that form plaque. If left untreated, it develops to periodontitis.

"The study, which was published in the journal Nutrition Research, suggests that cranberries consumed as a functional drink can be used as a safe and natural treatment for gingivitis."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-16-cranberries-improve-oral-health-study-concludes.html

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Prepping basics: 5 Effective natural remedies for ulcers
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Date: April 25, 2019 04:41 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Prepping basics: 5 Effective natural remedies for ulcers





Peptic ulcers occur when an individual's digestive juices cause damage to the walls of the intestines or stomach. Usually, peptic ulcers are caused by H. pylori, a bacteria that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. Burning pain is the most commonly known symptom of a peptic ulcer. Other symptoms include belching, heartburn, bloating, nausea, and weight loss. Aloe vera taken orally is one natural remedy for ulcers. Cabbage juice, chamomile, and honey also all fight peptic ulcers without the negative side effects of medication. While ulcers are usually just irritating, they will become debilitating if left untreated.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although ulcers can occur anywhere on the body, they are especially common along the digestive tract.
  • Peptic ulcers occur in the stomach and intestines as a result of digestive juices damaging the lining.
  • Aloe vera, which is used topically for burns and infections, can be used internally to treat ulcers.

"Ulcers are common, and how they appear and their corresponding symptoms depend on their cause and where they develop on your body."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-06-natural-remedies-for-ulcers.html

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Discover how a special kind of pine bark improves heart health byreducing the risk of metabolic syndrome
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Date: April 24, 2019 03:57 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Discover how a special kind of pine bark improves heart health byreducing the risk of metabolic syndrome





With more and more consideration placed on ways to make you more healthy and physically well, there has been an increase in the holistic forms and natural remedies that have been implemented. In doing so, one interesting trend that is recently being discovered is that of pine bark, a more specific type, that is seen for heart health. By using this pine bark in different foods, it can decrease the risk of metabolic syndrome in individuals.

Key Takeaways:

  • Metabolic syndrome has reached pandemic proportions in the US. This is a linked cluster of undesirable health conditions which include high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and elevated cholesterol.
  • Research has shown that natural substances like pine bark are amongst the list of herbs that can be used to support a good heart function.
  • The pharmaceutical industry in western countries wield so much power and influence in media and medicine so they keep many people ignorant about these natural remedies.

"Disease-fighting OPCs in pine bark are not only antioxidant (helping to scavenge dangerous free radicals), but have anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti-allergenic, antibacterial and anti-aging effects as well."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/pine-bark-heart-health-2823.html

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NEW study reveals how MORE turmeric will improve gut health
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Date: April 24, 2019 02:28 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: NEW study reveals how MORE turmeric will improve gut health





Gut health plays a critical role in determining your overall mental and physical wellbeing. New research indicates that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, can have an impressive impact on the biodiversity of your gut bacteria. Curcumin is also very good for combatting arthritis symptoms, mitigating the risk of cardiac problems and reducing symptoms of depression. If you’re not fond of the curry dishes usually associated with turmeric, you can try sprinkling it over food or even blending it into a latte.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gut health is important in many ways some of which are for food to digest properly and for nutrients to be effectively absorbed.
  • Gut health is also closely tied to the immune system which makes it that a sick gut makes for a sick body and mind.
  • This article will focus on turmeric as a natural product that will be used to improve gut health and also our lives.

"The spice contains compounds called curcuminoids – the most potent and medicinal of which is an antioxidant known as curcumin."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/gut-health-turmeric-2787.html

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Pistachios: Discover 7 reasons to eat this delicious nut
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Date: April 24, 2019 02:19 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Pistachios: Discover 7 reasons to eat this delicious nut





Tree nuts can be a great addition to a healthy diet, and there is no better example of this than the pistachio. Pistachios are rich in antioxidants that help fight against aging, cancer and inflammation. Eating pistachios can also improve your blood pressure and blood glucose levels. They're a good source or protein, fiber and healthy fats. In fact, snacking on pistachios can actually help you lose weight because they make you feel full. Note that one serving of pistachios is about one ounce of unshelled nuts, which is just under 50 kernels. How you eat them (alone or added to salads, rice, desserts, etc.) and buy them (pre-shelled vs. shelling them yourself) is up to you.

Key Takeaways:

  • Pistachios are named after the Greek name and these are one of the most nutrient dense nuts around the world which provide a source of protein, antioxidants, and fiber.
  • A diet that is rich in healthy fats like oleic acid and linoleic acid can reduce inflammation and make the risk of having heart disease lesser.
  • In 7000 BC, history has it that pistachio was famous among royalty because the Queen of Sheba named it an exclusive royal delicacy.

"They’re super gut healthy and can increase the number of bacteria which produce the anti-inflammatory fatty acid called butyrate (which protects against everything from obesity to autoimmune disorders)."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/pistachios-food-news-2805.html

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Why do I have so much gas?
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Date: April 22, 2019 04:26 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why do I have so much gas?





Gas and bloating can have a variety of causes. Constipation allows fecal matter to ferment and feed bacteria in the colon, for example. Cruciferous vegetables can also cause excess gas because they contain indigestible raffinose. Carbonated beverages, artificial sweeteners and chewing gum are some additional common causes. People with lactose intolerance can get bloated if they consume dairy products, as can people who consume too much fiber or are too sedentary. In some cases, excess gas can be a sign of an underlying condition like celiac disease or pancreatic insufficiency.

Key Takeaways:

  • When stool sits in the colon, which is the case with constipation, the fecal matter ferments and causes gas.
  • The sugar in dairy can ferment and lead to gas when it isn't broken down by the appropriate enzyme, which is the case with those individuals that are lactose intolerant.
  • The natural sugar in cruciferous vegetables can also cause gas, because the body finds it difficult to digest.

"While gas is usually just a normal part of gut function, it can, rarely, be the sign of an illness. Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten, can lead to gas and bloating. Excessive gas can also be the result of pancreatic insufficiency, a disease in which the pancreas doesn’t produce enough of the enzymes needed to digest food."

Read more: https://www.today.com/health/why-do-i-have-so-much-gas-t150006

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Ginger Oil: Fighting Inflammation And Other Healing Health BenefitsOf The Oil
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Date: April 19, 2019 01:43 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Ginger Oil: Fighting Inflammation And Other Healing Health BenefitsOf The Oil





Ginger oil is made from the versatile kitchen spice, and provides a wide variety of antibacterial, anti inflammatory and other health benefits. Ginger can help clear out your airway and soothe a troubled digestive system. You can also apply it topically to help relieve muscle and joint aches. Ginger oil is easy to make at home, and it retains the spicy taste of its main ingredient, making it an excellent addition to baked goods and other dishes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ginger is an anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial agent, making it one of the healthiest spices available.
  • Ginger oil can help ease pain from inflammation and it promotes respiratory health.
  • Ginger can promote digestive health and be helpful in cases of food poisoning.

"Ginger is one of the healthiest spices you can add to your diet and all its healing properties are credited to the presence of the bio-active compound gingerol."

Read more: https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/ginger-oil-fighting-inflammation-and-other-healing-health-benefits-of-the-oil-2000177

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How does poor gut health affect vitamin C and E in metabolicsyndrome? - Medical News Bulletin
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Date: April 16, 2019 10:53 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How does poor gut health affect vitamin C and E in metabolicsyndrome? - Medical News Bulletin





Metabolic syndrome involves a combination of at least three out of five conditions — hypertension, abdominal obesity, low “good cholesterol,” and excessively high fasting blood glucose and serum triglyceride scores. Metabolic syndrome is a major public health concern, given that more than a third of American adults have it. Recent studies suggest that eating too much saturated fat can imbalance the bacteria in the gut. This results over time in oxidative stress and inflammation that can deplete the body’s stockpiles of vitamins C and E, and also make it harder to absorb more vitamin C from food to replace what has been used up. Vitamins C and E play an important role in protecting against oxidative stress.

Key Takeaways:

  • Metabolic syndrome can lead to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other serious conditions.
  • The American Heart association defines metabolic syndrome as abdominal obesity, raised serum triglycerides, low HDL, high blood pressure or raised fasting blood glucose.
  • Vitamin C and E are vital to the body's immune system and work to prevent metabolic syndrome through regular consumption of fruits and vegetables.

"Around 35% of the American adult population has metabolic syndrome, with a higher prevalence in older age groups."

Read more: https://www.medicalnewsbulletin.com/poor-gut-health-vitamin-c-e-metabolic-syndrome/

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Chitosan: A more environmentally friendly food packaging materialthan plastic
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Date: April 12, 2019 04:08 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Chitosan: A more environmentally friendly food packaging materialthan plastic





Itsaso Leceta, an academic researcher from the University of Basque Country has developed a biodegradable polymer, hoping to change packaging standards. Chitosan, made from crustacean chitins, prevents fungi and bacteria from infecting whole foods. It does not, however, block gas, water, or vapor. On the plus side, this new environmentally conscious food packaging is completely biodegradable, even edible. Everyone can make a difference, and consumers can start by choosing alternative means in their lives, like Chitosan.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although fruit is often coated in plastic films to protect it from contaminants, these plastics pollute the sea, and their productions involves the use of hazardous chemicals.
  • Chitosan is produced by processing the material that makes up crustaceans’ exoskeletons, and it has antimicrobial properties that make it a good potential coating for fruit and vegetables.
  • You can help reduce the impact of packaging materials on the environment by bringing your own bag when you buy produce, and by buying from local farmers.

"It is a biodegradable, biocompatible (not harmful to living tissue) polymer that can be used to wrap vegetables and fruits. Its purpose is to prevent bacteria and fungi from infecting whole foods, and prolonging their shelf life."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-17-chitosan-environmentally-friendly-food-packaging.html

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6 reasons to care about your gut flora
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Date: April 11, 2019 08:12 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 6 reasons to care about your gut flora





Gut flora is made up of the bacteria that resides in our intestines and stomach. While we are born with some of this, the rest can be affected through our diets. Having good bacteria helps eliminate what is not good and there are several examples. First, there is a link between good bacteria in the gut flora and our overall mental health. There is a lot of bacteria already identified, with some of the benefits not known yet and a deepening understanding is important. Bad bacteria can cause a number of diseases, but being healthy and eating appropriately can decrease the need things like probiotics, which people may needlessly use while on antibiotics. Finally, prebiotics found in foods that promote good gut flora can lead to a decrease in blood pressure.

Key Takeaways:

  • Because the microbiome in the gut has been linked to various physical and mental health situations, we have to be interested in what is going on there.
  • The microbiome is made up of good bacteria that reside in our intestines that help us when we want to digest food.
  • The bacteria in our gut is partly what we were born with (that is from our mother) and partly from our lifestyle and dietary choices.

"With probiotics, fermented foods and kombucha all trending in recent years, we wanted to find out what all the fuss was about when it comes to our gut health."

Read more: https://www.dw.com/en/6-reasons-to-care-about-your-gut-flora/a-47429707

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Eating chili regularly may make you live longer
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Date: April 04, 2019 09:24 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eating chili regularly may make you live longer





The health benefits of spices have long been of interest to scholars. Recently, scientists have discovered that consuming chili has a variety of health benefits, the most important being longevity. In a follow-up of a Chinese study, the University of Vermont discovered that those in their study who ate chili peppers lived longer than those who did not. The researchers attributed these significant results to a compound called capsaicin, which gives the chili pepper its notorious spice. Capsaicin is thought to reduce the risk of heart disease and improve blood flow. While these results are still under investigation, one should still consider adding more spice to their foods to reap their nutritional benefits.

Key Takeaways:

  • Peppers and spices are not only for eating, but are key to many traditional medicines.
  • Capsaicin, which determines the spiciness of a pepper, reduces cardiovascular disease and kills bad bacteria.
  • Antioxidants are a key component of peppers and spices, and play a big role in being helpful to our bodies.

"They made the same discovery as the Chinese research team from five years ago: People who ate chili peppers lived longer lives."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-05-eating-chili-regularly-may-make-you-live-longer.html

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Can Gut Bacteria Affect Your Mental Health?
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Date: April 02, 2019 02:06 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Gut Bacteria Affect Your Mental Health?





There are two different microbes called Coprococcus and Dialister that are now showing a correlation between depression and the absence of these two floras. A study was done in which 1,000 participants filled out assessments that analyzed their quality of life. Those who were shown to have significant signs of depression were more likely to have a deficiency in the two previously mentioned forms of gut flora. Since the microbes in our gut are responsible for other conditions such as childhood Leukemia and inflammatory diseases, their correlation to mental wellness is not a complete shock.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gut bacteria, or gut microbiome, are bacteria which can be found living in our digestive tracts and these bacteria have been the focus of many medical studies.
  • Gut microbiome significantly affects one’s physical health and it is known that each person has a different mix of this bacteria.
  • The work examining the relationship between gut bacteria and mental health is a large scale work that has never been undertaken in humans until now.

"Researchers from Belgium recruited more than 1,000 people in order to examine their gut microbiome. Of them, 173 participants were diagnosed with depression or fared poorly in a survey assessing their quality of life."

Read more: https://www.medicaldaily.com/can-gut-bacteria-affect-your-mental-health-429678

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Botanical study concludes the antioxidant potential of small nettle
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Date: March 22, 2019 03:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Botanical study concludes the antioxidant potential of small nettle





Researchers from the University of Sfax conducted a study on small nettle to determine it’s antioxidant potential. The small nettle plant can improve nutrition, livelihood, and overall health. It is also rich in flavonoids, fatty acids, and vitamins. Small nettle has already been in use for medicinal purposes as it can serve as a natural remedy for allergies, asthma, and bacterial infections. To conduct the study the researchers used extracts from small nettle leaves and watched for antimicrobial activity. They observed antioxidant activity along with high concentrations of flavonoids and shows that the plants are very important for health applications.

Key Takeaways:

  • The small nettle and the painful stinging nettle are both relatives because they belong to the genus Urtica and members of the genus have antioxidant potential.
  • There are plants like the small nettle which might have potential for health, nutrition, livelihood, and ecological sustainability but these are very much underutilized.
  • Antioxidants are among the most sought after compounds in plants because they can neutralize harmful free radicals and thereby reduce the risk of cancers.

"A study conducted by researchers from the University of Sfax in Tunisia was the first to show not just the antioxidant potential of small nettle (Urtica urens) but its antimicrobial activity as well."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-19-botanical-study-concludes-the-antioxidant-potential-of-small-nettle.html

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New gut bacteria discovered: Scientists are researching a strainthat shows potential for enhancing weight loss
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Date: March 20, 2019 12:52 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: New gut Bacteria discovered: Scientists are researching a strainthat shows potential for enhancing weight loss





According to Dr. Gilberto Flores, there is a bacteria called Akkermansia muciniphila that may have the ability to jump-start weight loss. Dr. Flores and other medical experts have an inkling that Akkermansia muciniphila is actually a probiotic, but there still needs to be additional research in order to determine if this is true or not. It has been proven, however, that those who have higher levels of Akkermansia muciniphila within their bodies have a less chance of being overweight or obese.

Key Takeaways:

  • Dr. Flores is a microbial ecologist and the recipient of a monetary grant from Natural Institutes of Health.
  • The 435,000 dollar grant is slated for research investigating a new type of gut bacteria.
  • Akkermansia, the newly discovered gut bacteria, was found to be less prevelant in mice subjects given a high fat diet.

"If we’re lucky, we can soon learn more about a certain kind of gut bacteria that might have various health benefits such as preventing weight gain."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-06-gut-bacteria-shows-promise-for-weight-loss.html

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Honey: Its benefits for health and skin
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Date: March 10, 2019 05:56 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Honey: Its benefits for health and skin





Most people are aware that honey is exceptionally good for your health with particular benefits for your skin. For example, it can remove acne scars and prevent more acne is used consistently. However, it has so many other health benefits as well. Honey can lower a person's cholesterol level if consumed on a regular basis. Honey is also a great weight loss tool in that it can relieve those pesky bouts of craving sugar. It also boosts your energy and increases your metabolic rate.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you apply honey to your skin, its antibacterial and antiseptic properties can treat a number of skin problems.
  • Honey can help you lose weight because it reduces your cravings for sugary foods.
  • The methylglyoxal compound in honey can boost your immune system as well as your energy levels.

"Many studies have proved that honey can help control high cholesterol levels."

Read more: https://www.newsnation.in/lifestyle/food/honey-honey-bee-impressive-benefits-for-health-and-skin-article-203786.html

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Health benefits of inulin.
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Date: March 08, 2019 08:02 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health benefits of inulin.





Fiber can improve digestion and promote a healthy gut. Inulin is a type of soluble fiber that is found in plants and contains a variety of health benefits, such as acting as a critical source of prebiotic bacteria in the digestive system. On top of this, inulin can support weight loss, help prevent bowel disorders such as IBS or colon cancer, and has the potential to control blood sugar. Side effects of inulin are incredibly rare- so be sure to fill up on inulin-rich foods, such as leeks, asparagus, wheat, or oats to get your daily fix.

Key Takeaways:

  • Inulin is a form of soluble fiber that is beneficial for weight loss, digestion, and stabilizing blood sugar levels.
  • Inulin acts as a pre-biotic in the large intestine, providing the good bacteria with food to grow.
  • Garlic, asparagus, bananas, onions, and leeks are all rich in inulin.

"Here, learn everything you need to know about inulin fiber's health benefits, where it’s found naturally in food, and how to incorporate more into your diet."

Read more: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/inulin-foods-and-benefits

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Do Probiotics Help With UTIs For Women?
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Date: February 25, 2019 08:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Do Probiotics Help With UTIs For Women?





Probiotics has been a recurring buzzword in healthcare the past few years. In her new article, Danielle Granger focuses on utilizing probiotics to help aid in the healing of urinary tract infections. She outlines the symptoms of UTIs, a description of what probiotics are, how they could potentially help with treating UTIs and possible ways in which to ingest them. As with all supplements and health advice, please ensure to consult a doctor when changing your routine as this article does not provide any recent scientific studies.

Key Takeaways:

  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a broad category of infections involving the urethra, bladder and other parts of the urological system.
  • UTIs create many very uncomfortable symptoms, including a constant, strong urge to urinate followed by painful urination that produces a small amount of often cloudy urine.
  • Probiotics can crowd out bad bacteria and strengthen the overall health of your digestive and immune systems, making you less susceptible to UTIs.

"There have been many studies into ways to help women who experience recurrent UTIs, but one area which has been focused upon is whether probiotics could actually help with UTIs in women especially."

Read more: https://thefrisky.com/do-probiotics-help-with-utis-for-women/

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Following a fiber-rich diet has a positive effect on chronicinflammatory joint diseases
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Date: February 19, 2019 07:53 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Following a fiber-rich diet has a positive effect on chronicinflammatory joint diseases





A diet that is high in levels of fiber as well as short-chain fatty acids can improve many areas of your physical health. For those looking to lose weight, diets high in fiber helps you fill up faster, and it also helps you stay fuller for longer periods of time. This naturally leads to a reduction in body mass. Over 22 studies have also documented how these high-fiber diets can promote heart health by reducing cardiovascular risk by nine percent.

Key Takeaways:

  • A diet high in fiber and short-chain fatty acids was shown to increase muscle mass and bone density.
  • When following a diet that is bacteria-friendly, a reduction in inflammatory symptoms will most likely follow.
  • Over 19 studies have shown that by eating a diet high in fiber, you dramatically reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes.

"A study published in Nature Communications revealed following a fiber-rich diet has a positive effect on chronic inflammatory joint diseases like arthritis, resulting in stronger bones."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-14-fiber-rich-diet-for-chronic-inflammatory-joint-diseases.html

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Is vitamin C the key to fighting pneumonia?
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Date: February 14, 2019 09:49 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is vitamin C the key to fighting pneumonia?





As a whole, most individuals in society know that once those cold feels start kicking in, it is time to reach for your Vitamin C, juice, powder, pill, it doesn’t matter. This article, however, highlights the use of Vitamin C to fight pneumonia as well. It provides basic education on what the vitamin does and also lists a few fruits and vegetables the vitamin can be often found in. This general informational blurb will be just the thing you need to learn more about vitamin C and pneumonia.

Key Takeaways:

  • Pneumonia, which is common in those with vulnerable immune systems like pregnant women, the elderly and children below two, is treated based on whether it is viral or bacterial.
  • It has been discovered that Vitamin C is a powerful antibiotic for pneumonia and its effects come without the side effects associated with antivirals and antibiotics.
  • Many persons are aware that Vitamin C boosts the immune function and many drugs that are used to fight flu and cold are fortified with Vitamin C.

"Pneumonia, an infection of the lungs caused by either a virus or bacteria, is the leading cause of death from infection in the U.S."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-10-is-vitamin-c-the-key-to-fighting-pneumonia.html

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Eat your way to better health with cacao and maca
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Date: February 13, 2019 05:04 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eat your way to better health with cacao and maca





Superfoods that are rich in antioxidants such as cacao and maca can allow you to enjoy the experience of eating delicious foods while acquiring several health advantages. The bioactive compounds located in cacao help it promote mental stability and improved mood. It also has sulfur in it that promotes beautiful skin and hair. Maca is known for its inherent ability to increase a person's energy, allowing them to feel more alert throughout the day, as well as extending their stamina for physical activity.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cacao and Maca are two great examples of so-called “superfoods” rich in nutrients and antioxidants.
  • An Australian-Chinese research study recently published in Pharmocognosy Communications found that cacao and maca help protect against bacteria strains that can cause autoimmune inflammatory disease.
  • The same researchers found that cacao and maca can help inhibit proliferation of some cervical and colorectal cancers.

"Eating doesn’t just make people happy, it can also improve a person’s health when the right foods are consumed."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-14-eat-your-way-to-better-health-with-cacao-and-maca.html

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Probiotics reduce the need for antibiotics, new review concludes
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Date: February 12, 2019 10:20 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Probiotics reduce the need for antibiotics, new review concludes





Probiotics help boost or maintain good gut flora and bacteria. A collaboration of 12 studies around the world have found that infants and small kids may benefit more from probiotics than first thought, when treatment for certain illnesses has been traditionally antibiotics. Antibiotics kill off the good and bad bacteria in ones system, and because of their limited diet, ( foods they can or will eat) replenishing that vital flora can be difficult, resulting in prolongation of condition or a greater risk of a secondary infection due to lowered immune response.

Key Takeaways:

  • An exhaustive amount of data about probiotics was reviewed by researchers working in tandem from the U.S., England and the Netherlands.
  • The results culled from the research was published in the European Journal of Public Health.
  • An important takeaway from the research was the discovery that minor children and babies were less likely to have her put on antibiotics if the were already on a probiotics regimen.

"However, data from a review has determined that probiotics can also be used to reduce the need for antibiotics among infants and children."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-04-probiotics-reduce-the-need-for-antibiotics.html

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A little oregano oil can go a long way for your immune system
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Date: February 11, 2019 02:50 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A little oregano oil can go a long way for your immune system





Having a lower functioning immune system is never any fun. Have you ever wondered what you could do to give it a good boost on a regular time frame? In her new article, Emily Laurence focuses on adding a few drops of oregano oil into your daily routine could help ward off any bad bacteria that may enter your system. Make sure to read all warning labels and possibly consult your doctor, as she touches on, if you take enough of this you may end up with negative results.

Key Takeaways:

  • Research studies indicate that oregano can help fight off bacterial infections, which is especially beneficial during cold and flu season.
  • One good option that many have during cold and flu season is to supplement with oregano to gain its benefits.
  • Oregano alone isn't going to prevent nasty cold and flu symptoms; it is most effective in combination with hot soup and adequate sleep.

"The active compound in oregano, carvacrol, is antimicrobial, meaning it kills bad bacteria, says certified health coach and director of food and beverage at Equinox Katzie Guy-Hamilton in an interview with Furthermore."

Read more: https://www.wellandgood.com/good-food/oregano-oil-benefits/

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Noni is great for your colon
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Date: February 08, 2019 08:23 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Noni is great for your colon





Gut flora is vital to digestive health. An imbalance in this causes many ailments, such as irritable bowel syndrome, poor nutritional uptake, and bloating. Fermented Noni has been shown to promoted growth of several good bacteria in the gut that relieves inflammation of the digestive tract. Noni has also proven effective in helping to relieve inflammation and pain in other parts of the body. Traditionally it has been used to help treat infections and has a positive aspect in lowering cholesterol and may help to prevent damage from stroke events.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers from a university in Taiwan have found that fermented noni can help prevent diseases of the colon that is related to inflammation.
  • The researchers used ethanol and ethyl acetate extracts on the study and found that these extracts from noni fruit promoted the growth of good bacteria in the colon.
  • The noni fruit which is greenish white has long been used by Polynesian herbalists and folk medicine practitioners as a medicinal fruit.

"You can keep your digestive system healthy with the help of fermented noni (Morinda citrifolia L.)"

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-21-noni-is-great-for-your-colon.html

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Eating more high-fiber foods can reduce food allergies
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Date: February 07, 2019 10:42 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eating more high-fiber foods can reduce food allergies





Studies have shown that eating a high fiber diet may reduce food allergies. Researchers bred a group of mice to obtain an artificial peanut allergy and fed them a high fiber diet to produce healthy gut bacteria. They gave the bacteria to mice with no allergy then exposed them to peanuts. The results were that the mice exposed had a less severe response to the allergen. One researcher's theory was that consumption of fiber promote the regulation of T-cells thus promoting that the bacteria has a healthy, anti-inflammatory system to thrive in. The study ultimately determined that there is a connection between allergies and proper gut bacteria health.

Key Takeaways:

  • A study published in Cells Reports found a link between gut bacteria and food allergies.
  • Gut bacteria release a certain fatty acid after fiber is consumed, and this has an anti-inflammatory effect that reduces food allergies.
  • Fiber also protects the body against other diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes and cancer.

"A study has shown that eating more foods rich in fiber can help reduce food allergies and their side effects."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-29-eating-more-high-fiber-foods-reduces-food-allergies.html

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Study shows benefits of vitamin C in treating cancer
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Date: February 01, 2019 08:50 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study shows benefits of vitamin C in treating cancer





First discovered in 1912, Vitamin C is a crucial nutrient that plays roles in immunity, tissue repair, synthesis of vital neurotransmitters and protection of the body from free radicals as an antioxidant. Cancer Research recently published a new Phase 1 human trial which suggests that adding intravenous Vitamin C to traditional chemotherapy can significantly increase survival rates. This may be related to Vitamin C’s potential benefits in protecting against the stres that chemotherapy drugs put on the body.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin C has lots of benefits. It was discovered in 1912 and has become the first vitamin that was synthesized in the laboratory.
  • Vitamin C is essential for the repair of tissue damage, the production of specific neurotransmitters, and it aids white blood cells to kill bacteria and other invaders.
  • Intravenous use of Vitamin C in traditional medicine is long known in traditional medicine. What is worrisome about it is its high antioxidant activity.

"A recent medical study evaluating the effect of adding intravenous vitamin C during chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer demonstrated significant benefits."

Read more: https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20181222/study-shows-benefits-of-vitamin-c-in-treating-cancer

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Rosemary displays a powerful anti-anxiety effect, similar todiazepam but without the side effects
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Date: January 30, 2019 03:10 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Rosemary displays a powerful anti-anxiety effect, similar todiazepam but without the side effects





Many people suffer from anxiety and are in search of natural treatments instead of anti-anxiety drugs. According to researchers from Iran, rosemary could be a possibility. Many anti-anxiety drugs prescribed have a list of side effects making it even more difficult for people who suffer already. Rosemary is a shrub like plant found mostly in southern Europe. It is already known for killing bacteria, promoting blood flow, lowering blood sugar levels and more. The study concluded that the mice injected with rosemary appeared to have reduced anxiety similar to the mice injected with anti-anxiety medications.

Key Takeaways:

  • Research shows that more than 500 million people are afflicted with the psychological disorder of anxiety.
  • Pharmaceutical options for anxiety often incorporate side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure and sexual dysfunction.
  • One study, administered on mice, suggested that the herb, rosemary, showed an anti-anxiety affect on subjects on par with the drug diazepam.

"Natural products are good alternatives to anti-anxiety drugs because of their potency and safety."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-11-rosemary-displays-powerful-anti-anxiety-effect-no-side-effects.html

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Try these natural antibiotics that helps fight off infection
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Date: January 24, 2019 09:10 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Try these natural antibiotics that helps fight off infection





There are plenty of things out there that help fight off infection. Many people feel as if medicine is still the best thing to have when you are facing certain sicknesses. They are reliable and have been used for many years. However, there are some people who feel as if medicine is outplayed and does not actually work. These new natural antibiotics are getting a lot of hype in the world of medicine due to the positive feedback they have received.

Key Takeaways:

  • The amount of natural ingredients that are being used as a medicine nowadays is amazing.
  • There are plenty of new ways in which someone can help fight off infections that come up.
  • The world of medicine is constantly changing as it is very fluid and innovative.

"Instead of taking antibiotics, which are linked to negative side effects, take this DIY natural antibiotic to recover from a cold or a bacterial infection."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-06-natural-antibiotics-that-help-fight-off-infection.html

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The common causes of candida overgrowth
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Date: January 22, 2019 04:39 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The common causes of candida overgrowth





Candida albicans is a form of yeast that is present in small colonies across the human body. Unfortunately, when these clusters grow to an abnormal size, the heightened populations can cause some serious health concerns such as mouth ulcers, gastrointestinal issues, and even psychological symptoms. Researchers are now finding links between the overgrowth of Candida albicans and potential triggers such as: fermented foods like pickles, contraceptives, the overuse of antibiotics, and several other contributing factors.

Key Takeaways:

  • Candida albicans is common in the human body but common signs of candidiasis or candida overgrowth include bloating, diarrhea, fatigue, flatulence, and joint pain.
  • Contraceptives or birth control pills, and intrauterine devices can kill good bacteria and encourage the growth of yeast in the human body.
  • Although fermented foods like kimchi, pickles and sauerkraut, are good for the gut bacteria, they can also encourage candida overgrowth so it is wise to eliminate them.

"However, when candida populations swell into an overgrowth, you can develop severe health problems."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-25-the-common-causes-of-candida-overgrowth.html

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Eating cruciferous greens help your immune system fight offintestinal pathogens
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Date: January 13, 2019 04:10 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eating cruciferous greens help your immune system fight offintestinal pathogens





The Francis Crick Institute has published new research on the useful properties of cruciferous vegetables in protecting against pathogens that attack your gastrointestinal tract. According to this research, kale, broccoli, and cauliflower can all help reduce your susceptibility to inflammatory bowel diseases. They do this by helping to mitigate the effects of a compound called Cyplal, which can inhibit your body’s ability to use a separate substance called aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR). This is good because when Cyplal interferes with AhR, it can leave you more vulnerable to gut parhogens.

Key Takeaways:

  • A study that used a mouse model to replicate human gastrointestinal diseases found that cruciferous vegetables like kale, broccoli and cauliflower lower the risk of inflammatory bowel disease.
  • What makes cruciferous vegetables important in fighting gut pathogens is because they contain a protein whose role is important in mediating toxicity.
  • The researchers found out that having too much of the protein helping the gut fight bacteria is a bad thing.

"An article in The Francis Crick Institute news page reported that cruciferous vegetables are particularly beneficial when it comes to shielding the intestine from disease-causing microorganisms."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-18-eating-cruciferous-greens-help-your-immune-system-fight-off-intestinal-pathogens.html

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