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Sweet dreams: Eating honey before you go to bed can help you sleepbetter Darrell Miller 5/14/19
Benefits of MCT Oil On the Keto Diet Darrell Miller 5/3/19
Problems digesting fat? Here are 5 ways to get your gut moving Darrell Miller 5/2/19
How MCT oil supports brain health and improves memory Darrell Miller 3/20/19
Following a fiber-rich diet has a positive effect on chronicinflammatory joint diseases Darrell Miller 2/19/19
Virgin coconut oil improves your lipid profile VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/6/18
Protease: The Enzyme that Makes Protein & Amino Acids Tick VitaNet, LLC Staff 10/17/18
Hemp growing in midstate after outlawed for decades VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/6/18
Leucine: The Muscle-Building Amino Acid Your Body Needs Darrell Miller 6/23/18
Here's how the body prevents helpful bacteria from causing disease Darrell Miller 2/11/18
EastEnders star Pam St Clement reveals she's turned to cannabis to fix her joints after being left in ... Darrell Miller 12/6/17
Paleo Diet Plan, Best Paleo Foods + Paleo Diet Recipes Darrell Miller 12/6/17
Do Prebiotic and Probiotic Supplements Decrease Systemic Inflammation? Darrell Miller 10/10/17
Plant protein found to reduce reproductive health problems in women Darrell Miller 7/8/17
Experts say healthy lifestyle combats chronic disease better than meds Darrell Miller 6/16/17
Are the MCT Oil Nutrition and Health Claims Backed Up? Darrell Miller 5/13/17
4 teas you can sip on to reduce acne Darrell Miller 4/30/17
Zinc supply affects cardiac health Darrell Miller 4/26/17
Did You Know Americans Could Pay Taxes in Hemp for Over 150 Years? Darrell Miller 4/26/17
Is pine tree bark the key to healthier, stronger teeth? Darrell Miller 4/13/17
ARE YOU GETTING THE RIGHT OMEGA-3-TO-OMEGA-6 RATIO? Darrell Miller 3/16/17
HERE’S HOW TO GET RID OF SPOTS AND STAINS IN THE OLD INDIAN WAY (RECIPE)! Darrell Miller 3/16/17
Benefits of Coconut Oil Are Undeniable Darrell Miller 3/15/17
Whey or Soy, Which Protein is Good For Health? Darrell Miller 3/3/17
Boost your memory now, avoid dementia later Darrell Miller 2/17/17
Skipping Breakfast Could Increase Your Risk Of Heart Disease Darrell Miller 2/6/17
Toxins in Your Fast-Food Packaging? Darrell Miller 2/6/17
Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function? Darrell Miller 2/5/17
Soluble corn fiber can improve women's bone health Darrell Miller 1/14/17
Omega-3 supplements can prevent childhood asthma Darrell Miller 1/10/17
Sitting at your desk doesn’t have to be a pain in the neck Darrell Miller 12/25/16
Did You Know That Coconuts Are Healthy? If Not, Then Check This Out! Darrell Miller 12/15/16
Are your storable foods mostly just reprocessed GMO corn? Darrell Miller 12/8/16
Putting Sugary Soda Out of Reach Darrell Miller 11/24/16
Everybody Should Switch Back To Butter, It Is the healthier Choice Darrell Miller 9/26/16
Bulletproof coffee - coconut and butter does improve health Darrell Miller 9/23/16
What Are Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) And What Herbs Contain Them? Darrell Miller 7/21/15
The Dangers of Vegetable Oil Darrell Miller 7/21/15
L-Leucine as an essential Amino Acid Darrell Miller 5/31/14
Can Glutamine Improve Nitrogen Balance in the Body? Darrell Miller 5/7/14
D Limonene Solvent - What Is It and How Does It Work Darrell Miller 4/11/14
Is Coconut Oil A Brain Food? Darrell Miller 1/26/14
ROLE OF BRANCH CHAINED AMINO CIDS IN MUSCLE GROWTH AND ATHLETIC PERFOMANCE Darrell Miller 1/20/14
amino peptide Darrell Miller 1/18/14
Can MSM Help Improve Joint Health? Darrell Miller 11/9/13
Facts about Astaxanthin Darrell Miller 10/22/13
CoQ10: What You Ought to Know about This Substance? Darrell Miller 3/26/13
Coconut Oil for Memory Enhancement Darrell Miller 12/27/12
The Tremendous Health Benefits Of Omega- 3 Fatty Acids Darrell Miller 11/10/12
Branch Chain Amino Acids benefis? Darrell Miller 10/24/12



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GOOD EARTH TEAS Chai
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FOUR SIGMA FOODS INC Chai Latte with Turkey Tail and Reishi
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CHOICE ORGANIC TEAS Chai Spice
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Buddha Teas Chai Tea
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HAMPSTEAD TEA Karma Chai Organic Spiced Black Tea
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Stash Tea Organic Chai
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UNCLE LEE'S TEA Organic Chai Cinnamon
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UNCLE LEE'S TEA Organic Vanilla Rooibos Chai Tea
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DESERT ESSENCE Organics Bodywash Vanilla Chai
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Sweet dreams: Eating honey before you go to bed can help you sleepbetter
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Date: May 14, 2019 05:01 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Sweet dreams: Eating honey before you go to bed can help you sleepbetter





It is noted that when one eats sweets before going to bed this could have a negative impact on his sleep. If one does not sleep well, the next day would be a dreadful one. But for those who want to indulge themselves at night with something sweet, there is a natural alternative they can go for which can also help them to sleep better at night. That alternative is honey. Honey is a potent superfood and effective for relaxation, and can serve as a sleep remedy. The use of honey is not new. For centuries, various cultures have used it for food and medicine. Honey is a good source of nutrition because it has lots of antioxidants and nutrients. It is also rich in natural compounds. Honey is recommended as a daily food and its does not have negative drawbacks no matter how often one takes it. Honey possesses many properties which include being an important alternative to sugar, for the treatment of insomnia, for the promotion of deep sleep, and for the relaxation of the body. Therefore, honey is recommended by health practitioners to be taken daily.

Key Takeaways:

  • Honey is a great source of antioxidants which can also help you attain more restful and refreshing sleep.
  • When mixed with warm water and lemon, honey can also help soothe your digestive system.
  • In addition to honey, other ways of improving your sleep quality include avoiding the use of electronic devices or eating large meals right before bed.

"Eating honey at night can kick-start a whole chain of events throughout your body. Raw honey naturally contains high levels of fructose and glucose. Glucose can immediately boost your energy levels, whereas fructose gets stored in your liver as glycogen to serve as an energy source while you sleep."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-18-eat-honey-to-help-you-sleep-better.html

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Benefits of MCT Oil On the Keto Diet
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Date: May 03, 2019 02:39 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Benefits of MCT Oil On the Keto Diet





MCT oil is a good companion to a keto diet because the medium chain fatty acids contained in the oil convert more easily to ketones than short- and long-chain triglycerides found in other types of fats. In addition, MCT oil has a thermogenic effect in the liver, which can positively support your metabolism. This is extremely beneficial if you are trying to lose weight. MCT oil can also provide an energy boost during exercise and it is easy to digest. Finally, MCT oil is great fuel for the brain, helping to clear brain fog and boost overall cognitive function.

Key Takeaways:

  • MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides and is the sort of fat that is found in coconuts but in MCT oil it is more concentrated.
  • The keto diet involves consuming a high amount of fat in the diet and reducing the intake of carbohydrates to low levels.
  • Not all fats are created equal for your information but the type found in MCT oil is the sort your body uses for fuel.

"Increases energy — MCTs are are readily used for energy, less likely to be stored as fat, and can help keep you in a “fat burning” state. Some studies have also shown they can boost exercise endurance and performance."

Read more: https://draxe.com/mct-oil-on-keto-diet/

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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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How MCT oil supports brain health and improves memory
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Date: March 20, 2019 05:04 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How MCT oil supports brain health and improves memory





MCT oils or Medium-Chain Triglycerides have numerous health benefits. For those with digestive issues, the good news is that they are easily absorbed and metabolized. The body can burn them for fuel as opposed to storing them as fat. They also cause levels of ketones to rise in your blood stream, making them great for weight loss, as a sort of short cut for the keto diet.They help in the development of neurotransmitters so they are great for memory issues. Some recent studies have shown improvement in brain function so they are being studies as a possible route for treatment of cognitive problems such as Alzheimer.

Key Takeaways:

  • The health benefits of MCT oil, which is an important dietary staple for people in tropical climates, have been well documented.
  • Researchers are excited about MCT oil because it has been discovered that it has the potential for treating dementia and other mental health problems like Alzheimer’s.
  • MCT oil far outshines it nearest cousin, coconut oil, in the concentration of fatty acids. It has a high concentration of medium chain triglycerides.

"MCTs have been shown to decrease fat and increase lean muscle mass, and MCT oil is currently sold to promote weight loss and improve athletic performance and endurance. MCTs are also routinely administered to prevent muscle wasting in critically ill patients."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/mct-oil-brain-health-2816.html

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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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Virgin coconut oil improves your lipid profile
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Date: November 06, 2018 09:51 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Virgin coconut oil improves your lipid profile





New studies at the Federal University of Nigeria, have shown that virgin coconut oil could possibly improve cholesterol levels within our bodies. Scientist used rats in this animal study and supplemented the subjects diets with virgin coconut oil. They then observed a number of factors including antioxidant levels, kidney and liver function, and even cardiovascular risk factors. it showed that the animals who were supplemented the virgin coconut oil had improved all functions of the liver, kidneys, and antioxidant levels. It also showed to have reduce the level of malondialdehyde.

Key Takeaways:

  • Virgin coconut oil differs from regular coconut oil in that it is derived with the use of heat.
  • Virgin coconut oil is rich in fatty chain acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and even has proteins.
  • Study has shown that healthy rodents fed a diet supplemented with virgin coconut oil showed improved liver and kidney biomarkers.

"People have found a use for every part of the coconut tree, from the leaves down to its roots. It can be processed into many forms, from food and medicine to fuel, timber, and even oil."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-04-virgin-coconut-oil-improves-your-lipid-profile.html

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Protease: The Enzyme that Makes Protein & Amino Acids Tick
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Date: October 17, 2018 07:52 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Protease: The Enzyme that Makes Protein & Amino Acids Tick





Protease: The Enzyme that Makes Protein & Amino Acids Tick

Protease is an enzyme. People do not realize the importance that some of these enzymes have. If you ask some random person what an enzyme is, the chances are that they probably will not know. That is how uneducated many individuals are when it comes to science and what it consists of. Protein and amino acids actually rely on enzymes to tick and it is a matter of simply understanding how it works. Some people grasp it better than others.

Key Takeaways:

  • Because of the biological importance of proteolytic enzymes, they have been a focus of the pharmaceutical industry.
  • When proteins are digested, the proteolytic enzymes in the stomach break them down repeatedly to amino acids that are then absorbed by the body.
  • If the body cannot produce proteolytic enzymes, it cannot break down proteins and this leads to serious health issues.

"Proteases have been called biology’s version of Swiss army knives, able to cut long sequences of proteins into fragments. A protease is an enzyme that breaks the long, chainlike molecules of proteins so they can be digested."

Read more: https://draxe.com/protease/

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Hemp growing in midstate after outlawed for decades
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Date: August 06, 2018 05:53 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Hemp growing in midstate after outlawed for decades





Hemp growing in midstate after outlawed for decades

Pen State Extension is performing groundbreaking research into the cultivation of five varieties of hemp, marking the first legal cultivation in the area for 80 years. Hemp is a close relative of marijuana, and this was enough to get it banned even though it does not contain psychoactive THC and has a wide variety of legitimate uses. However, a 2014 Farm Bill legalized growth of industrial hemp for research purposes. Penn State Extensions’s researchers will look at how well different varieties will grow, although they note there is not yet a robust supply chain in place for farmers to sell their hemp.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers from Penn State Extension are growing five different varieties of hemp.
  • This hemp does not contain a sufficient amount of the chemical THC to make someone feel high.
  • Lancaster County once had many thriving hemp farms, but the crop was outlawed in 1938.

"For the first time in 80 years, industrial hemp is growing legally in Lancaster County."

Read more: http://www.witf.org/news/2018/08/hemp.php

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Leucine: The Muscle-Building Amino Acid Your Body Needs
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Date: June 23, 2018 09:54 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Leucine: The Muscle-Building Amino Acid Your Body Needs





Leucine: The Muscle-Building Amino Acid Your Body Needs

Leucine is a branched chain amino acid that is vital to building muscle, and can help to keep fat and blood sugar under control and prevent muscle deterioration in older athletes. It also has a role in promoting muscle recovery. Good dietary sources of leucine include grass-fed beef, venison, elk, tuna, chicken, lentils, wheat germ, hemp seeds, spirulina, and especially eggs. Leucine, like other branched chain amino acids, can only be ingested, not produced in the body.

Key Takeaways:

  • Leucine is an amino acid that plays an important role in building and keeping muscle.
  • Leucine Is also important to managing your body’s fat and blood sugar levels, and to helping muscles recover from fatigue and strain.
  • Leucine can be found in foods like grass-fed beef, elk, venison, lentils, wheat germ, hemp seed, and especially in eggs.

"Keep reading for what you need to know about this branched-chain amino acid and how it can affect your health."

Read more: https://draxe.com/leucine/

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Here's how the body prevents helpful bacteria from causing disease
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Date: February 11, 2018 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Here's how the body prevents helpful bacteria from causing disease





The body is pretty amazing in how it can detect foes. The system is literally called "friend/foe" and it is the immune system's response to all bacteria. Researchers examined mice for a particular strand of bacteria known as Helicobacter hepaticus. This invader caused a response from T cells and immediately was acted upon as "foe." Specifically Th17 were the T cells that were able to kill the bacteria, but they have another which shuts this cell down when finding friendly ones, not causing the inflammation chain that it normally does.

Key Takeaways:

  • T-cell helper 17, or Th17, are the main cells who cause inflammation to kill cells
  • These cells seem to be able to be "turned off" when in contact with other cells that are safe.
  • This response is known as "Friend/foe" in the immune system and explains why some bacteria are not killed on sight.

"Certain bacteria, such as those from the Helicobacter family, are generally considered helpful but can cause disease when genetic or environmental factors alter the normal balance."

Read more: https://www.breakingnews.ie/world/heres-how-the-body-prevents-helpful-bacteria-from-causing-disease-827150.html

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EastEnders star Pam St Clement reveals she's turned to cannabis to fix her joints after being left in ...
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Date: December 06, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: EastEnders star Pam St Clement reveals she's turned to cannabis to fix her joints after being left in ...





Legalizing cannabis is at the forefront of many media outlets today. Some celebrities like Pam St. Clement are stepping up and confessing their use of cannabis to help relieve the ailments they suffer from such as the polymalgia rheumatica that Pam has.

She uses CBD which is an oil derived from cannabis that does not make you high. A drop or two under her tongue daily gives her the relief she needs in her joints to be able to function in a more normal way that she has not enjoyed in years.

It could be very helpful to the legalize cannabis movement when stars stand up and promote the drug as a legitimate way to help with many ailments and diseases without resorting to other drugs such as steroids,

Key Takeaways:

  • Pam St. Clement was an actress who played chain-smoking Pat Butcher
  • Pam suffers from polymyalgia rheumatica, which she alleviates through smoking cannabis.
  • Pam has been smoking pot since the 1960s but has only recently made it public.

"Pam, 75, stunned TV viewers last month by smoking cannabis with nuns and getting high on a bong while filming Gone To Pot: An American Road Trip ."

Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/eastenders-star-pam-st-clement-11627621

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Paleo Diet Plan, Best Paleo Foods + Paleo Diet Recipes
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Date: December 06, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Paleo Diet Plan, Best Paleo Foods + Paleo Diet Recipes





Our diets have changed a lot over the past few decades. Foods have come and gone and overall, we have gotten worse at eating. Processed foods are a lot more common now. Fruits and veggies are actually less common than processed foods. It is also impossible to go down the road a few miles and not spot a fast food chain that has sprung up in the area. The Paleo diet is a rejection of this fast food lifestyle.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Paleo diet- a diet of consuming only foods similar to the diets of our hunter-gatherer ancestors- has become popular for being associated with weight loss, reducing satiety, and other benefits.
  • However, the Paleo diet may also have downsides, as no definitive data has been found that it improves our health. Paleo diet also may restrict intake of healthy macronutrients.
  • Take care with starting a paleo plan. Not all paleo-friendly foods are healthy. Best advice is to talk to doctor if experiencing negative effects.

"The Paleo diet has been associated with many health benefits from better blood sugar levels to reduced inflammation. Considered one of the best diet plans for weight loss because it’s high in protein and fat and emphasizes nutrient-rich foods, it may also increase satiety and help correct nutrient deficiencies. Still, the diet has remained the subject of much controversy in recent years."

Read more: https://draxe.com/paleo-diet-plan/

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Do Prebiotic and Probiotic Supplements Decrease Systemic Inflammation?
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Date: October 10, 2017 10:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Do Prebiotic and Probiotic Supplements Decrease Systemic Inflammation?





Prebiotics and probiotics are good bacteria. They help your body handle many processes. They may help with systemic inflammation as well. Since this can cause pain and can make things hard on you it helps to know what may help. If you want to try this you need only find the foods which contain this bacteria. Yogurt it one example of such foods. That is easily obtained. It is sold at practically every grocery store.

Key Takeaways:

  • While there have been heterogeneous results, approximately half of the included studies reported a significant decrease in one or more of the systemic inflammatory biomarkers. Meta-analysis concluded
  • This systematic review has some limitations. Firstly, there was heterogeneity between studies with respect to supplement formulation, dosage, study duration, and systemic inflammatory outcomes.
  • Despite the limitations, authors believe that this is the first systematic review to examine the available evidence on the effects of SCFA, prebiotics, and synbiotics on systemic inflammation.

"The studies indicate that this association between fiber intake and anti-inflammatory response may be due to the presence of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which are active byproducts of the fermentation of soluble dietary fiber and resistant starch by bacteria in the colon"

Read more: https://www.medicalnewsbulletin.com/prebiotic-probiotic-systemic-inflammation/

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Plant protein found to reduce reproductive health problems in women
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Date: July 08, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Plant protein found to reduce reproductive health problems in women





Proteins are the building blocks of life. Every cell in the human body contains protein. The basic structure of protein is a chain of amino acids. You need protein in your diet to help your body repair cells and make new ones. Protein is also important for growth and development in children, teens, and pregnant women. Amino acids are found in animal sources such as meats, milk, fish, and eggs. They are also found in plant sources such as soy, beans, legumes, nut butters, and some grains (such as wheat germ and quinoa). You do not need to eat animal products to get all the protein you need in your diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vegetable proteins may stop early menopause according to researchers of the University of Massachusetts.
  • Between 5% and 10% of American women will experience early menopause.
  • Women who get their protein primarily from red meat have an increased chance of early menopause by 12%.

"Researchers of the study found that women whose daily calorie intake consisted of 6.5 percent of vegetable protein lowered their risk of experiencing early menopause by 16 percent, compared to women whose daily intake of vegetable protein amounted to only four percent of calories."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-07-02-plant-protein-found-to-reduce-reproductive-health-problems-in-women.html

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Experts say healthy lifestyle combats chronic disease better than meds
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Date: June 16, 2017 07:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Experts say healthy lifestyle combats chronic disease better than meds





Diet-related diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity drive a doctors to over-prescribe costly pharmaceuticals, each carrying their own potentially damaging side effects. Medical experts have begun looking beyond these pricey and potentially damaging drugs directly to the diets of their patients. Diets high in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and plant sterols are essential for heart health and prevention of diet-related diseases. Companies such as Step One Foods, begun by cardiologist Dr. Elizabeth Klodas, are providing nutrient-filled options that are precisely measured for patients who are unable to make the diet switch on their own. Research suggest that lifestyle improvement through diet can significantly prevent chronic disease. Lifestyle changes are part of a new cultural wave of overall health and prevention.

Read more: Experts say healthy lifestyle combats chronic disease better than meds

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Are the MCT Oil Nutrition and Health Claims Backed Up?
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Date: May 13, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Are the MCT Oil Nutrition and Health Claims Backed Up?





Coconut oil has experienced a huge increase in sales and taken the media bystorm in recent years. coconut oil can be found not only in specialty health food stores, but at most local grocers as well. Diets high in MCTs (65% of coconut oil's makeup) have been shown to improve glucose tolerance and reduce body fat accumulation when compared to diets high in LCTs. MCFAs have also been shown to preserve insulin action in, and insulin resistance in rat studies. When compared with other fats, coconut oil contains 2.6% fewer calories. Keep in mind however that all high-fat foods and oils are calorically dense and simply adding in more calorically dense food to a diet already ample in calories is not likely to result in weight loss.According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, virgin coconut oil has potential antioxidant properties due to certain plant nutrients it contains called phenolic compounds.

Key Takeaways:

  • The four types of MCTs are caproic acid, caprylic acid, capric acid and lauric acid.
  • Medium chain fatty acids are metabolized differently by the body than long chain or short chain fatty acids.
  • The calories in MCTs are quickly processed for instant energy in the liver.

"MCT oil is associated with a whole host of health claims including weight loss, decreased risk of metabolic syndrome, lowered abdominal fat, lowered inflammatory markers, decreased triglyceride levels, and the ability to raise HDL (good) cholesterol."

Read more: http://www.organicauthority.com/are-the-mct-oil-nutrition-and-health-claims-backed-up/

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4 teas you can sip on to reduce acne
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Date: April 30, 2017 06:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 4 teas you can sip on to reduce acne





Sometimes acne cant always be fought externally only so you should also fight acne internally through your diet. First you should determine what is the cause of your acne. After you determine the cause you can prepare a tea that can help you. For instance chamomile tea helps with stress break outs. Green tea helps cut production of pimple causing bacteria. Spearmint tea helps with hormonal breakouts. Sappan wood tea has powerful anti acne properties as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • Drinking the right tea can clear up acne with little cost.
  • Green tea can help with acne while boosting antibiotics in your system.
  • Spearmint tea has been found to clear up acne. Since it is part of the mint Family it smells good too.

"Swap your sweet chai for some of these healthy teas that will do your skin a big favour!"

Read more: http://www.thehealthsite.com/photo-gallery/beauty/teas-to-reduce-acne-k0417/

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Zinc supply affects cardiac health
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Date: April 26, 2017 06:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Zinc supply affects cardiac health





The level of zinc in the body can strongly affect the heart muscle. The Chair of Animal Nutrition at TUM put this theory to the test on piglets deprived of zinc for a period of time. They were able to find that zinc deprivation can be linked to oxidative stress which in turn can be linked to many different heart issues. After a few days into the study, it was found that the body could no longer compensate for absent amounts of zinc. As the heart attempted to compensate, other organs were affected. Other studies also concluded similar research.

Read more: Zinc supply affects cardiac health

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Did You Know Americans Could Pay Taxes in Hemp for Over 150 Years?
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Date: April 26, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Did You Know Americans Could Pay Taxes in Hemp for Over 150 Years?





The taxes we pay every year are rising. The more we progress in the evolutionary era the more we build and spend as a nation together, we spend our lives paying taxes on almost everything we do now, the job world has pretty much consumed the social world along with all its endevoures. When you look back to check on the hemp and the production of it all, it's shown that a 159 year timelasr of taxes could be paid off in hemp for the American public.

Key Takeaways:

  • Before it was outlawed hemp state governments used to encourage farmers to grow hemp because of its versatile applications.
  • Cannabis stacks were even used as currency and in some states farmers were required to at least grow some hemp on their land.
  • More and more states are once again embracing this precious resource and the plentiful opportunities it offers.

"In 2016, seven states replaced archaic laws with new legislature, breaking down barriers that previously stood in the way of industrial hemp farming."

Read more: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/04/did-you-know-americans-could-pay-taxes-in-hemp-for-over-150-years/

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Is pine tree bark the key to healthier, stronger teeth?
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Date: April 13, 2017 03:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is pine tree bark the key to healthier, stronger teeth?





Not many people would associate pine tree bark with stronger teeth, but it's proving to be useful in strengthening the teeth and making fillings bind more effectively. This is because the compounds in pine tree bark are shown to strengthen the layer of teeth underneath the enamel. Tests performed by Dr. Guido Pauli are showing that this extract can strengthen dentine (the teeth material under the enamel) by up to ten times. Read this article for more details.

Key Takeaways:

  • -Pine tree bark extract is shown to alter the chemical structure of our teeth, strengthening them, and allowing our fillings to bind to them better
  • -that suggest the tree bark extracts can strengthen dentine by as much as ten times.
  • -Dr. Pauli, and his colleague Dr. Ana Bedran Russo, reached this conclusion after testing the extracts of the Chinese red pine

"Dr. Guido Pauli of the University of Illinois at Chicago says the “weak link in the chain of bonding is the interface between the resin and the dentine."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-04-08-is-pine-tree-bark-the-key-to-healthier-stronger-teeth.html

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ARE YOU GETTING THE RIGHT OMEGA-3-TO-OMEGA-6 RATIO?
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Date: March 16, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: ARE YOU GETTING THE RIGHT OMEGA-3-TO-OMEGA-6 RATIO?





Just two unsaturated fats are basic to people, omega-3, and omega-6. The previous two are long-chain unsaturated fats, and the last is a short-chain unsaturated fat. So as to receive the rewards of omega-6 unsaturated fats, we require enough omega-3 to counterbalance the fiery way of the previous. While the correct proportion fluctuates among studies and research, anthropological confirmation uncovers that the advancement of the human eating regimen has constantly rotated around a balanced proportion, yet the flow Western eating regimen is a massively unbalanced 16:1, favoring omega-6 unsaturated fats. What's more, in spite of the fact that vegetables are not incredible wellsprings of either unsaturated fats, most dim verdant greens and different vegetables like cauliflower, specifically, do help with the proportion, as they by and large contain no omega-6s.

Key Takeaways:

  • Both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential to stay healthy and must be consumed in our diet.
  • An ideal diet would contain an equal amount of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
  • Seafood, nuts, legumes, and green leafy vegetables all contain fatty acids in healthy ratios.

"Only two fatty acids are essential to humans, omega-3 and omega-6. They come with unparalleled health benefits, and they are essential in that we require them in order to stay healthy."

Read more: http://about.spud.com/blog-omega-3-to-omega-6-fatty-acids-ratio/

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HERE’S HOW TO GET RID OF SPOTS AND STAINS IN THE OLD INDIAN WAY (RECIPE)!
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Date: March 16, 2017 04:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: HERE’S HOW TO GET RID OF SPOTS AND STAINS IN THE OLD INDIAN WAY (RECIPE)!





Pretest any stain-removing agent. Even water may damage some surfaces, so always run a sample test on some inconspicuous spot. The seam allowance or under the hem of a garment, the part of the rug thats hidden under a table or Chair, the part of the upholstery that faces the wall, to avoid costly mistakes.Handle stained items gently. Rubbing, folding, wringing, or squeezing can cause the stain to penetrate more deeply into the surface of the cloth and may damage delicate fibers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ArAupDTQ8o&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • People get spots that are caused by both internal and external things
  • Lemon and tumeric mixed together and applied to the affected area will naturally remove these spots
  • I have other videos with similar interesting topics that might interest you.

"This simple remedy really works, and it is based on the ancient Indian science of healing"

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Benefits of Coconut Oil Are Undeniable
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Date: March 15, 2017 01:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Benefits of Coconut Oil Are Undeniable





Coconut oil is now being viewed as a superfood. It's high in healthy saturated fat. Populations that have consumed coconut oil for generations have a low risk of vascular disease, stroke and heart disease as well as increase good cholesterol.Substances found in coconut oil have been proven to fight infections. It can also be used to clean or even repel insects.

Key Takeaways:

  • That’s why coconut oil seems to have moved from “What is it?” to “It’s a superfood!” as people all over the world take stock of what it can do for them.
  • You may have heard that while saturated fat was once thought to be a leading cause of heart disease, it’s now known to be not just beneficial but crucial for good health.
  • Coconut oil contains medium-Chain triglycerides that can have therapeutic benefits for people with certain brain disorders, epilepsy, and may even help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

"Nutritionally speaking, the fatty acids in coconut oil lend several health benefits, including improved brain function, stimulating your body’s metabolism, generating energy and helping you shed excess body fat, as has been shown among people from populations that regularly consume high amounts of coconut oil."



Reference:

//www.healthnutnews.com/benefits-coconut-oil-undeniable/

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Whey or Soy, Which Protein is Good For Health?
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Date: March 03, 2017 05:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Whey or Soy, Which Protein is Good For Health?





There are benefits to both soy and whey protein. Used together in an exercise regimen, soy and whey proteins complement each other well. Whey protein, as mentioned, is high in branched Chain amino acids, used as an important energy source by the body during exercise, while soy protein has high amounts of the amino acids arginine and glutamine.

Key Takeaways:

  • The soybean is native to South East Asia
  • Soy's high protein content makes it ideal for improving bone health
  • Whey comes from cow's milk, a by-product of manufacturing cheese

"At the end of the day, it all comes down to personal preference. Not everyone's body reacts to soy and whey in the same way; it is necessary to do one's research, speak to a fitness trainer and doctor, and then determine what works best for you."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/whey-or-soy-which-protein-is-good-for-health-1662775&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFJYMWc6eBQ-aH6ZZ7fFdPCA_Ib3g

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Boost your memory now, avoid dementia later
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Date: February 17, 2017 05:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Boost your memory now, avoid dementia later





My father played tennis and basketball during his youth, then shifted to golf in his mid- 40s. He didn’t smoke or drink except occasionally, during special occasions. He shunned rich foods and had a simple diet of fish, lean meat, fruits, and vegetables. He is, to this day, still driving his car and playing golf at age 96! He is the Chairman emeritus of the Senior Citizens Golfers and leads the group to attend golf tournaments abroad once a year.

Boost your memory now, avoid dementia later

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Skipping Breakfast Could Increase Your Risk Of Heart Disease
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Date: February 06, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Skipping Breakfast Could Increase Your Risk Of Heart Disease





It turns out that you actually need breakfast because not having it could enhance your risk of having heart disease. Planning your meals and snacks and eating a healthy breakfast everyday will help to lower the risk of you getting heart disease. It's also important to eat less during the night time and eating more calories during the day.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eating more calories earlier in the day and consuming less food at night may also reduce the odds of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiac or blood vessel diseases, according to the scientific statement from the American Heart Association.
  • “When we eat may be important to consider, in addition to what we eat,” said Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Chair of the group that wrote the guidelines and a nutrition researcher at Columbia University Medical Center in New York.
  • As many as 30 percent of U.S. adults may routinely skip breakfast, a habit that has become more common in recent years as more people snack throughout the day instead of sitting down for three traditional meals, St-Onge and colleagues note in the journal Circulation.

"Eating more calories earlier in the day and consuming less food at night may also reduce the odds of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiac or blood vessel diseases, according to the scientific statement from the American Heart Association. “When we eat may be important to consider, in addition to what we eat,” said Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Chair of the group that wrote the guidelines and a nutrition researcher at Columbia University Medical Center in New York."



Reference:

//www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/skipping-breakfast-could-increase-your-risk-of-heart-disease_us_589214a7e4b02772c4ea957a

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Toxins in Your Fast-Food Packaging?
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Date: February 06, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Toxins in Your Fast-Food Packaging?





Fast food isn’t exactly known for its health benefits, but a new U.S. study suggests even the packaging may be harmful. That’s because the study found one-third of fast food packaging contains chemicals that give it stain-resistant, water-repellant and nonstick properties. The trouble is these fluorinated chemicals have also been linked to an increased risk of certain cancers, hormone problems, high cholesterol, obesity and immune suppression in human and animal studies.

Key Takeaways:

  • Testing on more than 400 samples from restaurants nationwide revealed that nearly half of fast-food wrappers and one out of five paperboard food boxes contained detectable levels of fluorine, said lead researcher Laurel SChaider. She's an environmental chemist at the Silent Spring Institute in Newton, Mass.
  • Previous studies have linked some fluorinated chemicals such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) to kidney and testicular cancer, low birth weight, thyroid disease, decreased sperm quality, pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, and immune system problems in children, the study authors said in background notes.
  • Major U.S. manufacturers voluntarily phased out PFOA and PFOS for most uses starting in 2011, but other countries still produce them. These study results show that fluorinated chemicals are still widely present in food packaging, the authors said.

"Major U.S. manufacturers voluntarily phased out PFOA and PFOS for most uses starting in 2011, but other countries still produce them."



Reference:

//www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=201372

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Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function?
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Date: February 05, 2017 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function?





Ever since recent studies uncovered that patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s have lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids and DHA, the question has been whether supplementing our diets with these nutrients will help fend off cognitive diseases. What really needs to happen are long term studies where the same patients are tested throughout the study to find out if the cognitive decline or nutritional deficiency comes first. Some more recent studies have shown that lower levels of DHA correlates to smaller brain size. So the question is, should we be supplementing with DHA to hold off cognitive decline?

[video mp4="//nutritionfacts.org/video/should-vegans-take-dha-to-preserve-brain-function/"]

Key Takeaways:

  • Omega 3's aid in brain function
  • Low levels of DHA can cause lower brain function
  • DHA can improve red blood count

""While normal aging results in overall brain shrinkage, having lower long Chain Omega 3's may signal increased risk"."

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Soluble corn fiber can improve women's bone health
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Date: January 14, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Soluble corn fiber can improve women's bone health





A recent new research study has found that daily intake of soluble corn fiber can significantly improve women's bone fiber overall. The reason for this is because the research found that once fiber passes through the gut, the soluble corn fiber is broken down into some short Chain fatty acids which then assist in bone health maintenance.

Key Takeaways:

  • According to new research daily soluble corn fiber supplementation significantly helps build and retain calcium in bone for women in their teens and post menopause.
  • Evidence suggests that SCF has many of the same health benefits associated with intact dietary fiber found in grains, vegetables, legumes, and fruit.
  • Weaver says that while SCF can help people better utilize calcium for bone health, this finding does not mean the recommendation to drink milk and follow a well-balanced diet should be ignored.

"According to new research daily soluble corn fiber supplementation significantly helps build and retain calcium in bone for women in their teens and post menopause."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//dailytimes.com.pk/infotainment/24-Dec-16/soluble-corn-fiber-can-improve-womens-bone-health&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHQD-cnPPOYNvwuFzfrkr5qkYX36g

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Omega-3 supplements can prevent childhood asthma
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Date: January 10, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Omega-3 supplements can prevent childhood asthma





When it comes to supplements in general, the supplement omega three is known to having properties that can prevent childhood asthma. When the supplement itself is taken during pregnancy the risk of childhood asthma can be reduced by close to one third. These findings are the result of a recent study that was completed by the University of Waterloo.

Key Takeaways:

  • Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third
  • Currently, one out of five young children suffer from asthma or a related disorder before school age.
  • women who were prescribed 2.4 grams of long-Chain omega-3 supplements during the third trimester of pregnancy reduced their children's risk of asthma by 31 per cent.

""Asthma and wheezing disorders have more than doubled in Western countries in recent decades," said Professor Bisgaard. "We now have a preventative measure to help bring those numbers down.""



Reference:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161229113451.htm

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Sitting at your desk doesn’t have to be a pain in the neck
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Date: December 25, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Sitting at your desk doesn’t have to be a pain in the neck





Sitting all day at the desk may be what is necessary for your job, but it may cause pain. This does not have to be how it is, there can be a healthy way to sit at the desk and not feel the constant ache and pain. Read on to see the tips.

Key Takeaways:

  • Working at a desk is a common cause of back and neck pain, often because you accommodate to your workstation rather than the other way around.
  • Raise or lower the monitor or your Chair so your eyes are level with the top of the screen. If you wear bifocals, you may need to lower the monitor another 1 to 2 inches.
  • Lower your desk height or raise your Chair so that your forearms are parallel to the floor or pointed slightly downward and your wrists are not pointing either upward or downward.

"In addition to straining joints and muscles in your neck and shoulders, the pressure affects your breathing and mood."



Reference:

//www.mayoclinic.org/sitting-at-your-desk-doesnt-have-to-be-a-pain-in-the-neck/art-20269947

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Did You Know That Coconuts Are Healthy? If Not, Then Check This Out!
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Date: December 15, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Did You Know That Coconuts Are Healthy? If Not, Then Check This Out!





Coconut meat is the rich white lining that is contained within the shell of a coconut. Coconut meat can be juicy and tender, or slightly thick and crunchy, to tough and fibrous depending on how long the kernel has been stored. Though coconut only grows in tropical regions of the world, it is now widely available in the American consumer market. And this is a fortunate thing as eating food products derived from coconut like coconut oil and coconut meat on a regular basis has profound positive effects to your overall health.

Key Takeaways:

  • Coconuts offer a wide variety of health benefits.
  • Its saturated, polyunsaturated, and monounsaturated fatty acids improve heart health and promote weight loss.
  • It also helps strengthen the connective tissue that involves skin, ligaments, bones, and tendons.

"Coconut also contains short-Chain fatty acids and medium-Chain fatty acids that have amazing benefits."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.boldsky.com/health/wellness/2016/did-you-know-coconuts-healthy-if-not-check-it-out-108762.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZjNGVlYTM1NDU3YmZmOGU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFLYDqgR9WmrfZbh08NqpDnAU2LtA

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Are your storable foods mostly just reprocessed GMO corn?
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Date: December 08, 2016 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Are your storable foods mostly just reprocessed GMO corn?





Stocking up on non-perishable foods seems like an intelligent concept on the surface. But upon closer examination, it may prove that they stored food you buy contains genetically-modified organisms and additives that are toxic to your system. Transgenic corn, corn startch and high-fructose corn syrup are widely used in storable foods, but are nto organic products and are derivatives of "Frankencrops." Many popular brands that sell packaged food use these subtances to increae the shelf life of the food, but the presence of these chemicals in concerning.

Key Takeaways:

  • many people are preparing in advance by stocking up on storable food supplies to back end any potential hiccups in the supply Chain. But it's important to remember that not all storable food is the same, and that much of it is actually loaded with things you probably wouldn't want to feed your families – things like genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) and toxic food additives.
  • If you're someone who's already purchased storable food, you might want to take a closer look at the ingredients list to determine whether or not you've made the right choice. If you haven't yet purchased storable food but are interested in doing so, there are excellent options like Numanna Organic Survival Food that are both free of these offending ingredients and surprisingly healthy and nutritious.
  • Wise Food Storage brands itself as having the highest quality survival food on the market. But a quick look at the ingredients lists for the products contained in its "1 Month Emergency Supply of Food and Drinks" reveals much of the same

"not all storable food is the same, and that much of it is actually loaded with things you probably wouldn't want to feed your families"



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/056114_emergency_food_preppers_GMO_corn.html

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Putting Sugary Soda Out of Reach
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Date: November 24, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Putting Sugary Soda Out of Reach





Are you trying to lose weight? Have you noticed that it seems like so many different people tell you so many different things, including what you should and shouldn't be doing with your body -- and what you should or shouldn't be putting in your mouth? No matter where you stand on some of those tips, "Putting Sugary Soda Out of Reach" helps out the people that are trying their best to go ahead and keep soda out of their lives (and their bodies).

Key Takeaways:

  • Last year, U.C.S.F. removed sugar-sweetened beverages from every store, food truck and vending machine on its campus. Even popular fast-food Chains on the campus, like Subway and Panda Express Coca-Cola and their sugary brethren at the university’s request.
  • With sugary sodas now a rare sight on campus, the university found that it had the perfect conditions to study what happens when people who were drinking large amounts of sugar during their workday suddenly stop.
  • The university’s experiment comes at a time of growing battles over policies aimed at curbing soda consumption. On Tuesday, three cities in Northern California and one in Colorado will be voting on whether to tax soft drinks.

"The institution is believed to be one of the largest employers to remove sugary drinks from the workplace."



Reference:

//www.nytimes.com/2016/11/08/well/eat/putting-sugary-soda-out-of-reach.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

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Everybody Should Switch Back To Butter, It Is the healthier Choice
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Date: September 26, 2016 05:27 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Everybody Should Switch Back To Butter, It Is the healthier Choice

Years ago, there was a push to switch to vegetable oil.  Unfortunately, most everybody didn't realize that vegetable oil is not a healthy choice.  Vegetable oil is mostly made up of Omega-6, American diets have 30 to 100:1 omega-6 : omega-3 ratio.  Omega-6 is bad for the body when it is the dominant oil in our diets.  Omega-6 causes inflammation in the body.  Most Americans have chronic inflammation, consuming vegetable oil does not help matters at all.  Everybody should switch back to Butter. 


Butter is made from dairy products. It contains vitamins A,E and K2 which are fat-soluble. Contains a lot of saturated healthy fats which are short and medium Chain fats which do not contribute to cardiovascular disease.
Butter can lower risk of heart attack due to high vitamin K2.  Contain CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) that improves body composition, aids in weight loss.

Have you had your butter today?


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Bulletproof coffee - coconut and butter does improve health
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Date: September 23, 2016 02:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Bulletproof coffee - coconut and butter does improve health

A cup of coffee is a common thing that most of people drink in the morning. However, since many people realized that coconut oil and butter are healthy fats (Axe, 2016), they started replacing cream with them. This coconut and/or butter coffee is known as bulletproof coffee and it is a new trend of healthy morning drink. It has been extremely popular all over the world.

Coconut oil has so many benefits for your body, such as:

· Increases your energy - its ingredient, MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides), is absorbed by the body and metabolized as fuel more quickly (Tifanny, 2016).

· Improves your immune system - There is a lot of lauric acid in coconut oil that is effective to prevent and cure many viruses (WebMD in Tifanny, 2016).

· Improves brain function – Its fatty acid plays an important role in memory and brain functions (Axe, 2016).

· Promotes heart health – Coconut oil contains good cholesterol that is good for your heart (Axe, 2016).

· Acts as anti-inflammatory – Antioxidant content makes coconut an effective anti-inflammatory food that help reduce arthritis (Axe, 2016).

· Is good for hair and skin – It is able to smoothen and tighten the skin, as well as maintain healthy hair (Axe, 2016).

On the other hand, butter also offers many advantages for your health, such as:

· Prevents and treats many diseases - Omega 3 fatty acids in butter are essential for growth, as well as prevention and treatment of arthritis, coronary artery disease, cancer, inflammation, and high blood pressure (Leonard, 2016).

· Improves your brain, blood circulation, and hormonal system – It helps prevent neurodegenerative and heart diseases, increase energy expenditure, and act as anti-inflammatory (NN, 2014).

· Is good for bones and blood circulation – Butter contains vitamin K that plays an important role in blood clotting and keeping the bones strong (Leonard, 2016).

· Helps with weight loss – It makes you feel full for a longer period and its conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is an effective aid for losing weight (Leonard, 2016).

· Reduces caffeine sensitivity – Butter fat can protect the stomach from shakes and nausea caused by caffeine (Leonard, 2016).

· Boosts the energy – It provides more sustained energy for the body (Leonard, 2016).

· Accelerates metabolism and digestion – Vitamin A, D, and E contained in butter are easily absorbed by the body and stored in gastrointestinal tract (Axe, 2016).

Based on the facts above, coconut and butter coffee is a healthy drink. However, excessive consumption of this bulletproof coffee is not good. Healthy fats can only function effectively in the body if the amounts taken are mooderate, not more and not less. Moreover, drink this coffee as the replacement of your breakfast is not recommended since it does not have enough essential nutrients (Gunnars, 2016).



References

https://authoritynutrition.com/3-reasons-why-bulletproof-coffee-is-a-bad-idea/

https://draxe.com/healthy-fats/

//nextshark.com/neil-degrasse-tyson-reveals-just-how-broke-you-are-compared-to-bill-gates/

//thecoconutmama.com/coconut-oil-coffee/

//www.naturallivingideas.com/add-butter-to-coffee/

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What Are Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) And What Herbs Contain Them?
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Date: July 21, 2015 08:53 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: What Are Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) And What Herbs Contain Them?

Glycosaminoglycans refers to a linear unbranched polysacharide Chain molecule composed of disaccharides repeats with a high negative charge due to the presence of Uronic acid components and sulfate esters with some hydoxyl (OH) groups as part of its structural components. They have varying molecular size and sulfation depending on the tissue they are located on and their state. They function to attract cations and maintain the hydration of the extracellular membrane (E.C.M).

Glycoaminoglycans are classified into different groups based on different categories which include; glycosidic linkages in their structure, type of the sugar moiety, sulphate groups numbers and the location of the sulfate groups. Based on this various classification categories six major groups of GAGs exists, namely; heparin, hyaluronan, dermatan sulfate, heparin sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, and keratan sulfate.

GAGs have a high solvation degree and and are as well highly viscous. This is beneficial to the body in that it helps to cushion and lubricate various connective tissues and body joints respectively. It therefore protects an individual from joint pains due to poor lubrication of the joints causing the bone to slide over each other. They also form the building blocks of proteoglycans which are the major building blocks of the extracellular matrix. Due to this property they are vital in determining the cellular activities such as cell division because the cell division machinery has to attach itself to the extracellular matrix before the division process is initiated. Some body tissues such as the nerve cells and the muscle cells require continuous cell division to replace worn out cells for the normal functioning. This means that structural deformities in the extracellular matrix will hinder the division process to occur and is most likely to lead to some neurodegenerative complexions.

Recent studies have linked GAGs to play a role in the cell biology of cancer.They have been established as the key macromolecules affecting cell properties and functions through interaction with key growth factors or by acting directly as receptor molecules. Through this it has been findings they play a vital role in the cell signaling process thus playing a role in the cancer disease progression.Heparin and heparin sulfate have been indicated through studies to have anti-tumor effects by preventing the process of angiogenesis which is the first step in cancer metastasis.Some have been associated with anti-coagulant properties.

Seaweed

Therefore GAGs are important molecules which play a vital role in protection against various forms of cancers. GAGs aremostly obtained from animal sources. The animal sources include shark fish and ray skeletons. Plants are also sources of GAGs, however their digestion by the human system is not possible. Seaweed is one herb that is rich in GAGs. However as earlier explain the digestion of the sea weed by the animal digestive system is quite a challenge. It is therefore recommended that we eat foods rich in proteins, and carbohydrates which can be used to synthesize GAGs in the body.

In summary, GAGs are heteropolymers which acts as the building blocks of the extracellular matrix in animals. The body has the ability to synthesize GAGs naturally hence nutritional supplement is required for the body to obtain key components necessary for the synthesis.
links

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The Dangers of Vegetable Oil
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Date: July 21, 2015 05:23 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: The Dangers of Vegetable Oil

More often than not, when we see the words vegetable oil, we assume that it is good for us since vegetables are essentially beneficial for the body. The truth of the matter is that this kind of oil is mostly derived from seeds such as sunflower, soybean and corn, not from any kind of vegetable at all. Aside from this, their extraction requires a process that uses up a lot of energy and is not good for the environment.

Vegetable Oil

Trans Fats

Unsaturated fats, otherwise known as trans fats, are fats that are usually solid at room temperature but processed in such a way that they are not when they come in the form of oils derived from seeds. These contribute to diabetes, heart disease, cancer and obesity. The sad part is that although there are so many calls to action regarding minimizing the presence of trans fats in food; there is very little that has been done regarding their presence in vegetable oils. How trans fats were developed or discovered will show how scary it actually is. It was discovered while looking for an alternative to tallow which is an ingredient for candle wax. It was cheap and convenient to harness and use. The reason why it is widely used is because of its extended shelf life. It can also be reused several dozen times for frying without changing flavor or adding a rancid taste to the food fried in it.

Mutated Fats

The process of extracting the oils from their sources requires a lot of heating and, for some, even exposure to acids and metals which contribute to the "mutation" that these oils undergo. Hydrogenated vegetable oil confuses our bodies into thinking that they are good for us. This is mainly due to the processes that changes their form. HVO alters the structure of our cells, making them weak and lowering the good cholesterol as well as raising the bad. Our bodies welcome these fats and do not treat them as a danger although their presence does, in fact, increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes and other diseases.

Imbalances

Vegetable oils can also cause imbalances in the composition of our fatty acids. Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids are not produced by our bodies. Therefore, we need to supplement these from our diets and daily consumption in pretty much the same amounts to balance their presence in the body. Polyunsaturated fats from HVO that causes the mutation in our cell membranes can lead to oxidative Chain reactions which are harmful to our cells. In essence, our cells are made weak and the chances of alterations to our DNA are increased. Omega 6 is abundant in HVO because it helps to slow the deterioration of the vegetable oil. It can cause an imbalance to the cell membrane causing inflammation in various parts of the body. One component of Omega 6 that is highly dangerous is linoleic acid. It has been linked to obesity, high levels of bad cholesterol and even damage to the brain's hypothalamus.

These are just a few of the dangers that come with using so called vegetable oils. These dangers are kept under wraps because of the massive income that the food industry will lose if it changes the oils used for cooking and preparing food.


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L-Leucine as an essential Amino Acid
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Date: May 31, 2014 06:54 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: L-Leucine as an essential Amino Acid

amino acidIntroduction

L-Leucine is a a-amino acid with the chemical formulae HO2CCH(NH2)CH2CH(CH3)2. It is a hydrophopic amino acid to its aliphatic isobutyl side Chain. L-Leucine is an essential amino acid since the human body can’t synthesize it, and it therefore must be ingested.

What is an essential amino acid

These are the amino acids that can’t be synthesized by the body of the organism hence it must be supplied in the diet. These amino acids is important not because they are important than others, but simply because the body can’t synthesize them.

Phenylalanine, L- Leucine, Valine, Tryptophan, Threonine, meyhionine, iso - Leucine, lysine and histidine are some of amino acids regarded as essential for humans beings.

The main difference between essential and non-essential amino acids is somehow since some proteins can be synthesized from others. The sulfur containing amino acids such as L-Leucine may sometimes be referred to as an essential amino acid.

Effects of L-Leucine deficiency

Majority of amino acids are important in the human diet. An experiment carried out by William Cummings Rose showed that lack of L-Leucine results to symptoms of exhaustion, nervousness and dizziness. Results further showed that these symptoms were encountered to lesser extent whenever human subjects were deprived of an essential amino acid.

In plants and other micro-organisms, L-Leucine is synthesized from pruvic acid by several enzymes. These enzymes include:

· a-Isopropylmalate synthase

· L-Leucineaminotransferase

· a-Isopropylmalate isomerase

· Acetolactate synthase

· Acetohydroxy acid isomeroreductase

· Dihydroxyacid dehydratase

Importance of L- Leucine

L-Leucine is used by the adipose tissue, liver and the muscle. In muscle tissue and adipose L-Leucine is used in the formation of sterols. Ironically the combined usage of L-Leucine in the muscle and adipose is seven times greater than its use in the liver.

L-Leucine is also used in stimulation of the muscle protein synthesis. In dietary , L-Leucine is used in to slow down the degradation of muscle tissue by increasing the synthesis of muscle proteins in aged rats however this does not work in elderly men. L-Leucine helps you lose weight and spare muscle when dieting.

However L-Leucine can’t be associated as the main reason in muscular growth for the entire populatin. L-Leucine activates the mammalian target that regulates the growth cells in rats.

Negative effects of L- Leucine

L-Leucine cause neurologic complications which may be fatal if not control in time.

Studies also show that over activity of the liver is caused by taking L-Leucine supplement, excess L-Leucine may also cause pellagra, whose symptoms include dermatitis, diarrhea, dementia and eventually death.

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Can Glutamine Improve Nitrogen Balance in the Body?
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Date: May 07, 2014 09:08 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Glutamine Improve Nitrogen Balance in the Body?

Can Glutamine Improve Nitrogen Balance in the Body?

Glutamine also abbreviated as Q is one of the 20 amino acids the genetic code encodes. Glutamine is not an essential amino acid and this means the body can produce it. It is the most abundant of all amino acids with a concentration of 500 to 900 molecules per liter.

Glutamine structure

It has an amide side Chain that is formed by replacement of an hydroxy group of glutamic acid. It is coded by COG and CAA.

Glutmine and nitrogen balance

Glutamine does actually improve nitrogen balance in the body. The regulation mechanism occurs by feedback inhibition mechanism. The deamination of glutamate by glutamate dehydrogenase leads tp production of ammonia (NH3) and an alpha ketoglutarate. High concentrations of ammonia can be dangerous to the body, they are neurotoxic and cause disruption of the Urea Cycle and affect the liver. High concentrations of ketoglutarate helps activate glutamine synthetase which acts a a catalyst in the synthesis of glutamate.

This process is controlled by 9 feedback inhibitors. Of the 9 inhibitors, six are products found in glutamate pathway cycle. This helps in regulation of nitrogen at cellular level which is very sensitive. It helps control ammonia levels which can be dangerous at high levels.

Improving anabolic state of the body

Glutamine helps the body muscles recover after intense training. This occurs through energy repletion in the muscles. Boosting of the immune system has also being discovered to be associated by glutamine. It also buffers against the build up of lactic acid in muscles leading to muscle growth.

Glutamine increases the size of the cells and promotes the integrity of the intestines leading to increased absorption by the cells. It also releases a growth hormone that helps in muscle growth.

Conclusion

Essentials of glutamine have been found to be many. Nowadays there are commercially produced glutamine which are taken as strong anti-catabolic supplement.

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D Limonene Solvent - What Is It and How Does It Work
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Date: April 11, 2014 10:01 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: D Limonene Solvent - What Is It and How Does It Work

D LimoneneWhat is a D Limonene

D Limonene is the essential part of oil concentrated from citrus skin. It has two essential utilization: as nourishment evaluation D Limonene to add citrus flavor to non-citrus sustenances, and as specialized evaluation D Limonene to include citrus fragrance or citrus cleaning force to a mixture of cleaners. The production of the recent happens when pressed skin is set in a steam extractor, which gathers the ensuing steam and makes an oil layer that buoys on water.

Benefits of limonene

As a consequence of the regular living development, D Limonene use in business items has expanded drastically, especially cleaning results, where it might be utilized as an unadulterated dissolvable or a concentrated dissolvable that could be weakened. D Limonene is important as a supplanting for customary solvents, a number of which transmit Hazardous Air Pollutants (Haps) or exhaust from Volatile Organic Compounds (Vocs). Solvents that are regularly traded with D Limonene dissolvable incorporate methyl ethyl ketone, ch3)2co, toluene, glycol ethers, and various fluorinated and chlorinated solvents. In institutional settings, D Limonene dissolvable is commonly blended with a surfactant, preparing an answer holding 5-15 percent D Limonene.

D-limonene is used to treat indigestion, it is a supplement which is concentrated from orange peel, and can soothe indications of acid reflux for up to 6 months. Numerous reflux sufferers incline toward it on the grounds that you just need to take it each other day for something like 20 days, to get durable easing. This supplement is a citrus compound which works by covering the throat. Along these lines, the throat is secured structure harm coming about because of the barbarous substance of the stomach. Utilizing d-limonene for GERD is likewise accepted to cause faster development of the stomach substance into the small guts, to keep the merciless acids from advertising as much reflux.

The utilization of d-limonene to avoid heartburn might likewise give a shield in the throat and stomach which will ensure them from bacterial contaminations from bacterium, for example, the H. pylori. The H. pylori bacterium has been found to expand the danger of stomach growth in patients. Fruitful studies have been led on the capacity of d-limonene in restraining the development of disease cells since 1997.

Sample of d limonene as a cleaner

From provincial cleaners found at retail Chains to modern cleaners that oblige unique requesting, there is no deficiency of results holding D Limonene. Anyhow in the event that you require a modern adaptation of the dissolvable, discovering one that offers the same or better cleaning power as its dangerous partners might be troublesome. One case of a D Limonene dissolvable that helps is VORTEX citrus cleaner and overwhelming obligation degreaser, a natural semi-fluid dissolvable that serves as a parts cleaner and general mechanical cleaner. With a 100 percent natural plan, VORTEX is biodegradable however holds the ability to uproot oil, tar, oil, black-top, and natural saps in one stage. VORTEX's extra profits incorporate no risky materials or recorded solvents, no hurtful exhaust, and no petroleum distillates.

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Is Coconut Oil A Brain Food?
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Date: January 26, 2014 09:34 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is Coconut Oil A Brain Food?

It is amazing how coconut oil has been ascribed as a good brain food.

coconut treeSince Dr. Mary Newport associated coconut oil with the ability to cure Alzheimer’s disease, it has attracted the attention of researchers and other interested parties. However, her attractive explanation of how the oil helped her husband to improve her husband’s Alzheimer’s disease can be described from the observation of an Alzheimer patient’s brain.

Taking into consideration Axona that is usually used by Alzheimer’s patients, its active ingredients is the caprylic acid that is extracted from the oil. As a substitute, Dr. Newport used coconut food products such as oil and milk in her husband diet to achieve the same quantity of MCTs. This improved her husband’s condition a clear indication that coconut oil has some medicinal value. From a scientific point of view, it is approved that the disease is caused by insulin resistant cells thus causing the brain to unsuccessfully use glucose to fuel their activity. In its place, ketone bodies are used as a substitute fuel supply. Coconut oil is a good supply of medium-Chain triglycerides (MCTs), for instance caprylic acid that is simply transformed into ketone bodies in the liver when ingested. Then they act as an alternative of glucose which provides fuel for the brain. Neuroprotective effect of the coconut oil is attributed to the ketone bodies formed as a byproduct of coconut oil metabolism. Therefore, leading to an energy metabolism. The ketone bodies will then supply the compromised brain structure with the much-needed alternative fuel source from the Ketone bodies.

However, it is of the essence to state that coconut oil is only known for improving the condition. For this reason, there has been an increased call for more research, particularly human clinical trials. Since there is no any cure yet, coconut oil is going to remain a good brain food of choice for others who are experiencing Alzheimer.

References:

  1. //www.greenmedinfo.com
  2. //www.naturalnew.com/030373_cocnut_oil_alzheimers_disease.html
  3. //www.naturalnews.com/028753_alzheimers_drugs_trials.html


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ROLE OF BRANCH CHAINED AMINO CIDS IN MUSCLE GROWTH AND ATHLETIC PERFOMANCE
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Date: January 20, 2014 09:06 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: ROLE OF BRANCH ChaiNED AMINO CIDS IN MUSCLE GROWTH AND ATHLETIC PERFOMANCE

Amino Acid

amino acid foodEssential amino acids are amino acids that cannot be synthesized by the body and must be ingested from plant and animal sources. There are ten essential amino acids needed by humans plus an extra two essential amino acids needed by infants. For athletes, a large amount of essential amino acids of all types is needed to help repair, grow and maintain muscle. This iis where 3 essential amino acids come into play .These are leucine, isoleucine and valine.

BCAA - Branched Chained essential Amino Acids

Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine are Branched Chained essential Amino Acids(BCAA). These three amino acids account for 35% of the essential amino acids in muscle protein and 40% of the essential amino acids required by humans. Due to their importance, dietary supplementation of these amino acids has become quite common due to their beneficial effects. BCAAs help burn patients to recover faster as the amino acids in high concentration provide the material for the cells to repair themselves at a faster rate. At the same time, BCAAs help in managing diabetes
As mentioned earlier, the main sources of these three essential amino acids are both plant and animal in nature. However, animal sources such as beef, chicken and eggs are richer sources of BCAAs than plant sources. For vegetarians ,dried peas and walnuts have the highest concentration of BCAAs amongst plant sources.

Dietary supplements containing leucine, isoleucine and valine

Are very popular due to their many functions in the body of an athlete. This is because unlike other amino acids, it is metabolized in muscle tissue, not in the liver thus it has a more direct effect on the muscles than other amino acids.

These functions include:
Synthesis of Muscle tissue.
Leucine supports the the synthesis of protein tissue while preventing the breakdown of muscle tissue thus helping muscle tissue grow.. Leucine also participates in the synthesis of glucose thus BCAA supplements can be consumed even on a low carbohydrate diet.
Valine helps accelerate muscle entropy by helping cells convert glucose into energy more efficiently. It also acts as a source of energy itself thus enabling weight lifters to work out more as the glucose in the blood is not depleted quickly since the valine is being used as a substitute thus valine improves athletic performance. Isoleucine works by building lean muscle cells and also reduces the number of fat cells in the body thus helping in giving muscles more definition.
The effects of these three Branch Chained amino acids shows their importance to the building of muscle in athletes and thus should be consumed both from food and from supplements so that athletes improve their performance in a natural way while building their strength and muscle.

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amino peptide
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Date: January 18, 2014 06:37 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: amino peptide

What is Amino Peptide

amino acidA amino peptide is basically a little protein which is made up of amino acids. Peptides are animated at quite little dosages, are greatly particular and have a quite great wellbeing profile when utilized physiologically - that is, to support or change a living being's physical methods. When we dismember a percentage of the peptide marks above, we can start to separate around them. The utilization of "amino" in amino-polypeptide is a spot excess since all peptides are made of amino acids. The "poly" just implies this is a peptide of a few amino acids. A "hexapeptide" is a Chain of precisely six (hexa) amino acids; a pentatpeptide is a Chain of five (penta). One scientist working with a palmitoylated five-amino-harsh corrosive Chain peptide named it "palmitoyl pentapeptide", while an alternate scientist examining the same atomcalled it "palmitoyloligopeptide". This is a honest to goodness, however less particular, name since "oligo" implies "few". Along these lines the disarray develops.

Neuropeptides

The expression "neuropeptide" is a smidge more accommodating in that it really portrays the capacity of the peptide. Neuropeptides about as neuromodulators, neurotransmitters, neurohormones, and hormones. Research into neuropeptides has blasted in later a long time to the degree that there is an investigative diary named

Understanding Neuropeptides

Neuropeptides whose point is the quick distribution of unique research and survey articles, managing the structure, circulation, activities and capacities of peptides in the focal and fringe anxious frameworks. What is energizing about neuropeptides is their energy and scope. Different neurotransmitters transmit focal anxious framework motions in one bearing and along a way from A to B.

Neuropeptides transmit omnidirectionally outward and can even immediate transmissions in converse. As neuromodulators, they can initiate and deactivate different neurotransmitters. The deductive personality boggles at the potential. The names of a percentage of the neuropeptides may be natural and help you to comprehend the potential of opening the privileged insights of these peptide particles. Neuropeptides are aggregated into families dependent upon similitudes in their amino harsh corrosive successions. There are the Tachykinins; the Insulins; the Somatostatins; the Gastrins, for example, cholecystokinin used to diagnose gallbladder and pancreatic issues; and the Opioids, for example, enkephalins - the figure's sedatives or painkillers.

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Can MSM Help Improve Joint Health?
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Date: November 09, 2013 05:58 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can MSM Help Improve Joint Health?

What is MSM

msm powderThe initials MSM stands for methyl- sulfonyl – methane commonly known as sulfur. MSM is white sulfur powder which is organic. MSM comes from the ocean and is soluble in water. It is a food commonly found in meats, vegetation, plants and dairy products. In the human body, it is the third largest nutrient. Sulfur is very important in human body; it plays a very critical role in the production of collagen which acts as a building block of skin, joints, nails, hair and other connective tissues.

What are the Benefits of MSM

Physical strain and Osteoarthritis (OA) may lead to swelling and joint pain. The pain caused by OA can be relieved using MSM. From the research done; MSM is believed to have anti-inflammatory effects.

Many people especially the old suffer from joint disease. The OA affected joints suffer from uneven loading, which results to altered lines of weight bearing. Cartilage starts to form to compensate for the uneven load, this leads to formation of deformities and roughening in the surface of the joint. The operation of the joint inflame is affected because the socket and the ball rub unevenly due to the friction of outgrowths of bone and cartilage, called osteophytes.Up to date no cure for OA has been found therefore, the treatment available only eases the symptoms.

How Sulfhur Helps our Body

Sulfur is delivered into our bodies by MSM in a usable way. Sulphur helps in maintaining the connective tissue structure by forming cross linkages. This therefore means that sulphur strengthens the joint tissues.Sulphur is very important for the good health of the joints.Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are the crucial building blocks of joint cartilage. GAG molecules are held together by the disulfide bonds. As the name suggests, the disulfide bonds are bonds between 2 atoms of sulphur. Disulfide bridges reduce the conformational flexibility of the GAG Chains, hence making the cartilage resilient and firm. Thus the integrity of the cartilage depends on sulphur.

References:

  1. www.msmguide.com/jointpain/improvejointhealth/
  2. www.i-amperfectlyhealthy.com/MSM.html

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Facts about Astaxanthin
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Date: October 22, 2013 10:47 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Facts about Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin

 Astaxanthin is said to be a carotenoid which belongs to larger class of phytochemicals which is known as terpenes. It is built up of five carbon precursors. It is a metabolite of canthaxanthin and zeazanthin which contains both ketone and hydroxyl fuctional groups. Astaxanthin is a lipid-soluble pigment and is colorful. The color of it is due to the extended Chain of conjugated double bonds which is also responsible for the astaxanthin’s antioxidant function. It is found in feathers of some birds, yeast, trout, shrimp, crustaceans, crayfish, krill, salmon and micro algae. The red color of cooked shellfish and red color of salmon is due to the presence of astaxanthin.

How Astaxanthin Helps the Eyes?

When astaxanthin is combined with omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E then it helps the eyes to recover the watery condition and it lubricates it too. It helps the eyes to absorb Vitamin E by which it then nurtures and feeds the choroid and optical nerve which is behind the retina. This is the place where the blood vessel enters in to and leaves and this is the place where communication between retina and brain are established. The macula is protected by astaxanthin by its antioxidant activity and it also helps in eliminating the free radicals. It helps in reducing the risk of cataracts and AMD. It also helps in preventing the eyestrain and it also decreases its effects. The inflammation in the muscles of the eyes is decreased by it and it also improves the blood flow of the eyes.

Health Benefits of Astaxanthin

It is considered as a strongest natural antioxidant which crosses the brain-blood barrier and protects the nervous system and brain, works in every part of skin, organs and body, crosses the retinal-blood barrier and thus protect the eyes and it reaches inside and out of every part of the cell. It also helps in repairing the injured tissue.


References: 

  1. //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astaxanthin
  2. //ezinearticles.com/?Eye-Vitamins---Your-Eyes-Looking-Far-and-Near&id=3800566
  3. //ezinearticles.com/?The-Benefits-of-Astaxanthin---Natures-Strongest-Antioxidant&id=4721603

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CoQ10: What You Ought to Know about This Substance?
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Date: March 26, 2013 12:27 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CoQ10: What You Ought to Know about This Substance?

Coenzyme Q10 or simply CoQ10 is a substance naturally present not only in a human's body but as well as with the other mammals. It plays a vital role in the production of energy. Back in the year 1957, Dr. Frederick Crane successfully used the mitochondria from the cells of a beef heart in order to locate Coenzyme Q10. But the truth of the matter is that, the substance is also present in human mitochondria. Basically, this substance has antioxidant properties which are highly beneficial in protecting the body against the free radicals present in the environment. Below are some relevant details you ought to know about this substance.

Here they are:

CoQ10 in Kreb's Cycle

There are a number of chemicals that the body needs to induce metabolism and one of those chemicals is CoQ10. The Kerb's Cycle is the body's mechanism to convert certain enzymes into energy. In order to achieve that, the body needs CoQ10 to facilitate the conversion of the enzymes in energy production. CoQ10 is fundamental in the Kerb's Cycle as it supports the electron transport Chain in which the oxidative phosphorylation of the ADP (adenosine diphosphate) into ATP (andenosine triphosphate) needs electrons that are exactly delivered where they must be. Without CoQ10, the entire Kerb's Cycle process would certainly fail. The mitochondria of every power cells synthesize CoQ10 so the substance is present in almost all the body parts. However, the heart consumes the most CoQ10 for the reason that it has the most number of mitochondria and it keeps on working even while the body is at rest.

CoQ10 Deficiency

If the Kerb's Cycle fails due to CoQ10 deficiency, the person will feel exhausted and weak. But aside from that, there are other conditions that are often associated with the deficiency such as cardiovascular related diseases, Parkinson's disease and gum disease. Conversely, it doesn't necessarily mean that those diseases are brought about by CoQ10 deficiency.

CoQ10 Dietary Sources

The main sources of CoQ10 include fish oil, whole grains and organ meats. With a balance diet, people can get sufficient amount of coenzyme Q10.

CoQ10 Supplements

Aging is an inevitable process and it can affect the synthesis of CoQ10. As humans grow older, the production of the coenzyme Q10 gradually decreases. It was mentioned earlier some of the foods that are incredibly beneficial in maintaining ample amount of CoQ10 in the body. But people who do not really include those foods in their diet should not worry for there are now food supplements that contain CoQ10.  Some medications like cholesterol meds can prevent the body from using CoQ10, this is when it is essential for one to take a supplement.

Fortunately, with the advent of medical researches and innovative technology in drug manufacturing, CoQ10 can now be ingested into one single tablet, soft gel capsule, hard shell capsule or an oral spray. CoQ10 is a fat-soluble substance so taking it along with foods is highly encouraged.

Who Takes CoQ10 Supplement?

Children under 18 years old are not allowed to take CoQ10 supplements unless prescribed by the doctor. For adults at the age of 19 or older, the recommended dosage in 30 - 600 mg daily. Higher dosage may be taken for special conditions.

Humans need energy in order to carry out all the tasks. Therefore, CoQ10 must be taken daily, whether from foods or supplements, so the body has the energy to move.

Have you had your CoQ10 Today?

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Coconut Oil for Memory Enhancement
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Date: December 27, 2012 12:53 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Coconut Oil for Memory Enhancement

Coconut oil has been widely used for centuries for various purposes. Mainly, it is a cooking ingredient, used for frying and for adding flavor to meals. Aside from this, many nations have different ways of using it as treatment for various illnesses. Countries like Jamaica, Panama, and India believe that ingesting the oil helps prevent contracting any disease and helps in the speedy recovery when sick.

Topical Uses:

People from the Philippines and Thailand use the oil for massaging to provide relief from painful muscles and joints. Other topical uses are for moisturizing of the skin and for the healthy growth of hair.

Since 2008, new studies have been conducted to test the effects of coconut oil in enhancing the memory and to cure Alzheimer's disease. 

MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) Benefit:

The most astounding find is the presence of MCT or medium Chain triglycerides in coconut oil in high concentration. This MCT creates a string of processes that ultimately helps in curing neurodegenerative diseases.

MCT against Amyloid-Beta

Amyloid-beta is a protein that forms into plaques in the brains. They decrease the efficient functioning of the nerve cells that then causes the decline in memory.

Most drugs prescribed to Alzheimer patients target these plaques, to dissolve them and consequently see an improvement. Studies done on dogs by incorporating MCT in their diets showed that the levels of amyloid-beta has declined, which is a very positive effect. Likewise, energy levels in the brain have gone up among the test subjects.

MCT to Promote Ketone

One cause of Alzheimer's disease is the inability of the brain to metabolize glucose and transform it to energy. As you all know, glucose is the main energy source of the body that provides it the energy it needs to function. This glucose comes from the carbohydrate that comes from food sources. Without this fuel, the brain cells could degenerate. Fortunately, glucose is not the only source of energy for the brain. It can also come from ketones, which are produced from fats in the liver.

However, the liver does not continually produce this. The human body, being smart as it is, only produces ketones when the glucose level drops in order to compensate for the loss of energy source. This is why people who have cognitive disorders often go on a fat and protein diet to trigger the production of ketones, by lowering their intake of carbohydrates. Still, maintaining such a diet for long periods is hard. The good thing is studies have shown that ingesting MCT has increased the level of ketones in the body, regardless of the amount of glucose present in the system. It is believed that MCT is converted to ketone, thus, providing the brain the energy it needs.

MCT and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Another study done on dogs showed an increased level of omega-3 fatty acids in their brain. Omega-3 fatty acids have many benefits to the body, including improvement of brain function. They support the effective transmission of energy from one neuron to another through the synapses. This consequently makes learning easier, promotes faster reactions, and heightens memory.

Unfortunately, this fatty acid is not produced in the body and people have to rely on food sources, such as fish and nuts. Studies have shown that MCT from coconut oil induces the production of omega-3 from fats that are already present in the body.

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The Tremendous Health Benefits Of Omega- 3 Fatty Acids
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Date: November 10, 2012 11:53 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Tremendous Health Benefits Of Omega- 3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 vs Omega-6

Several sources of information and clinical studies have revealed that the ratio between these two essential fatty acids in our diet have over a period of time played a significant role in making humans prone to certain diseases that the early humans were not afflicted with.

The raging debate in finding the right ratio arises also from the fact that modern foods preferences lean heavily toward the consumption of omega-6 rich foods . This fatty acid has been linked to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases, cancers, inflammatory diseases, immunodeficiency, artherosclerosis, hypertension, blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes and obesity. In the last ten thousand years our genetic structure has remained the same, but with the onset of the Agricultural Revolution radical changes in food habits have created a lopsided diet. The western diet is heavily oversubscribing to the use of the polyunsaturated fatty acids or PUFA, and going low on Essential Fatty Acids or EFA. Living in the industrial societies that we do and in a kind of nutritional environment that we live in, we need to make informed choices about the food we consume is important considering how high- risk western societies are to many kinds of ailments.

Both omega-3 and omega -6 fatty acids are essential for us, but have to be obtained from food as the human body does not have the ability to produce it. Clinical evidence has shown that the Mediterranean diet is more focused on fresh fruits, vegetables, fats from olives, fish, nuts, garlic and whole grains. It has the requisite amounts of healthy fats to combat numerous diseases like coronary condition, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, high cholesterol, schizophrenia, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, bipolar disorder and colon cancer. Astounding also is the finding that our body possesses a certain enzyme that can be linked in its structure and function to these essential fatty acids. These are called prostaglandins.

Prostaglandins

Prostaglandins are the end products of a Chain reaction that begins with the release of unsaturated fatty acids from the cell membrane. It was first isolated from human semen and has found great use as an enzyme based treatment for menstrual problems, childbirth and many other medical conditions. Its ability to increase blood flow has resulted in its use for inducing abortion in troubled pregnancies. However, its over secretion in the body is related to numerous inflammatory conditions and has been found to increase in the body due to the overbearing presence of 0mega-6 fatty acids.These facts can not be taken lightly for a civilization reeling under the onslaught of devastating ailments. Its time to take heed .

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Branch Chain Amino Acids benefis?
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Date: October 24, 2012 07:54 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Branch Chain Amino Acids benefis?

BCAA's

Most of the amino acids are beneficial to the human bodies. In fact, amino acids are the building blocks of protein, which is regarded as the building blocks of human body. Branched Chain amino acids or BCAAs are also highly beneficial to the humans. Let us have a look at the health benefits of branch Chain amino acids.Brach Chain amino acids increase the protein synthesis significantly. If you are suffering from catabolic crisis, then you could successfully fight against catabolism with the help of these amino acids. If you want to add few pounds of muscles in your body, then you could also depend upon the branched Chain ones as they speed up the rate of protein synthesis.

Once you manage to synthesis protein more than you are doing now, then it is certain that you will add muscles.BCAAs also help in muscle retention. This means, it will help you to add muscles and at the same time to retain it as well. In fact, BCAAs supplements are the one stop solution for the muscle related worries. BCAAs supplements helps the people, who are doing physical exercise to lose fat by making them able to sweat out more at the gym.

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