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Bottoms up! The 5 health benefits of ginger water, a naturalanti-inflammatory drink Darrell Miller 5/9/19
Modified citrus pectin helps to reduce heavy metal toxicity by 74percent, study says Darrell Miller 4/25/19
How to make your own penicillin... just in case Darrell Miller 3/19/19
Eating more citrus fruits is an easy way to prevent dementia Darrell Miller 2/13/19
Here are 9 amazing benefits of regularly drinking lemongrass tea Darrell Miller 1/24/19
Powerful organic compounds in cannabis can slash some cancers by 50%, researchers say! Darrell Miller 1/19/19
Rutin: A Flavonoid for Your Heart, Brain & Blood Health Darrell Miller 12/21/18
Vitamin C: The Immune-Boosting, Skin-Supporting Nutrient You ShouldBe Getting Plenty Of Darrell Miller 12/17/18
From OCD to depression to anxiety, learn how inositol can preventmany mental health disorders VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/13/18
Licorice extract is a safe and natural remedy for hyperpigmentation VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/3/18
Hesperidin, a flavonoid, can be used to reduce skin damage caused by constant sun exposure VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/9/18
Hesperidin, a natural flavonoid in citrus fruit, found to prevent photoaging Darrell Miller 8/1/18
Eat These 3 Oils In The Morning To Drop Weight Fast Darrell Miller 1/9/18
I Did Not Think That Folic Acid, Something They Only Prescribe To Pregnant Women, Was So Beneficial Darrell Miller 10/17/17
Urinary Tract Infection - Put These 6 Home Remedies Into Practice and Goodbye To The Infection!! Darrell Miller 9/5/17
These 6 Essential Oils Work Like Valium For Your Anxiety Darrell Miller 8/29/17
They Told Him To Eat Cabbage For A Month Every Day And Watch What Happened!! Darrell Miller 8/23/17
This spice is the most powerful in the world and many use it without knowing it is key to health Darrell Miller 8/5/17
Foods That Fight Spring Allergies Darrell Miller 7/7/17
7 disease-fighting foods to incorporate into your eating habits Darrell Miller 6/1/17
This Natural Recipe Will Help You To Cleanse Your Lungs, Prevent Colds And Flu!! Darrell Miller 5/29/17
Lemongrass: The Herbal Remedy That Works Wonders Darrell Miller 5/27/17
10 easy ways to detox heavy metals from your body Darrell Miller 3/29/17
Ways to Decrease the Risk of Heart Attack Darrell Miller 2/20/17
The Fruit Is Loaded With Lots Of Medical Health Benefits And This Is Due To The Presence Of ... Darrell Miller 2/18/17
Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin C Darrell Miller 1/20/17
The Benefits of Vitamin C Related to Skin, Nutrition & Health Darrell Miller 12/5/16
What Are The Benefits of Cedar Essential Oil ? Darrell Miller 10/6/16
Fiber, Constipation, and colon health Darrell Miller 9/14/16
D Limonene Solvent - What Is It and How Does It Work Darrell Miller 4/11/14
Benefits of Neroli Oil Darrell Miller 2/27/14
What Are The Benefits Of Tangerine Oil? Darrell Miller 2/25/14
Can Lime Oil Benefit Ones Health? Darrell Miller 2/20/14
Benefits Eucalyptus Oil-Discover Its Amazing Power In Healing Different Health Problems Darrell Miller 2/17/14
Bergamot Oil: Uses and Health Benefits Darrell Miller 2/13/14
Defination and Benefits of Rutin Darrell Miller 1/12/14
Why Take A Coenzymated B-Complex? Darrell Miller 1/10/14
Discover the Wonders of Essential Oils Darrell Miller 11/15/13
What Are The Health Benefits Of GrapeFruit Pectin? Darrell Miller 1/16/13
Diet To Lower Cholesterol Darrell Miller 12/26/12
Bitter Orange Extract Darrell Miller 11/22/12
Why Involving Lutein In Your Diet Is Important Darrell Miller 2/29/12
Preventive Measures for Metabolic Syndrome/ Diabetes Darrell Miller 2/10/12
The Benefits of Stevia for Diabetics Darrell Miller 2/5/12
What Herbs Are Vein Strengtheners? Darrell Miller 9/28/11
How Does Grapefruit Seed Extract Help Fight Candida Yeast Infections? Darrell Miller 8/8/11
Free Radicals and how to Combat Them! Darrell Miller 11/30/10
Garcinia, Hydroxycitric acid and weight loss Darrell Miller 12/3/09
BerryOxidants - Food-Sourced Antioxidant Protection Darrell Miller 4/12/09
Mumps Darrell Miller 2/27/09



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Bottoms up! The 5 health benefits of ginger water, a naturalanti-inflammatory drink
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Date: May 09, 2019 02:20 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Bottoms up! The 5 health benefits of ginger water, a naturalanti-inflammatory drink





In today's health world, the agenda has been hydration, drink more water. While minerals and different things have been added to commercially sold water to enhance flavor, little of it if any helps with health issues. Latest trends have been for people to add their own things, such as whole berries, citrus fruit slices or cucumber. But there is a value to spice, and ginger is gold. Ginger has anti inflammatory properties that can help relieve symptoms of swelling and gout in joints, but so much more. Ginger water can soothe an upset stomach, help balance blood sugars,relieve menstrual cramps, and even help fight off several chronic diseases.

Key Takeaways:

  • To gain more from the benefits that this spice can give, one should drink plain ginger water because adding artificial sweeteners can result in bloating.
  • It has been found that consuming ginger can help improve blood sugar. A study found that it helped diabetic patients with their glycemic indices.
  • Ginger can help patients with chemotherapy because it eases morning sickness and nausea that might be caused by having chemotherapy.

"Ginger is a spice that offers many health benefits and it can be used to enhance the flavor of various dishes."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-31-5-health-benefits-of-ginger-water-anti-inflammatory-drink.html

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Modified citrus pectin helps to reduce heavy metal toxicity by 74percent, study says
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Date: April 25, 2019 04:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Modified Citrus pectin helps to reduce heavy metal toxicity by 74percent, study says





As you may know, heavy metals are everywhere, in our water, food, dental fillings, and air. Fortunately, according to the latest research, modified citrus pectin is a substance that can help to safely remove these toxic metals from the body. The accumulation of heavy metals in the body not only can lead to chronic disease, but it also compromises the body's ability to heal from illness. Some common toxic heavy metals are lead, mercury, and cadmium. To reduce your body's burden of heavy metals, take 15 grams of the product PectaSol three times a day.

Key Takeaways:

  • We have a toxic burden that surrounds us daily. It could be in personal care products, in paints, vaccines, or conventional dental fillings.
  • Western medicine tries to downplay the risk we take due to the toxic burden we carry daily, but traditional medicines emphasizes that it impacts on the health.
  • Even when is still under the conventional threshold for exposure to toxicity, accumulation of heavy metal can impact the health by depleting antioxidants and detoxifiers.

"Mercury, a known neurotoxin, is found in fish such as swordfish and shark, as well as in “silver” dental fillings. The crazy part is: we know that mercury can seriously affect the nervous system, causing tremors, loss of coordination, muscular spasms and even death."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/modified-citrus-pectin-2824.html

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How to make your own penicillin... just in case
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Date: March 19, 2019 08:03 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to make your own penicillin... just in case





The concept of growing penicillin in one's home is foreign to most Americans, but with careful attention and consistent patience, it can certainly be done. In order to achieve this, you will need to grow mold on bread or old citrus peels until it is a blue-green hue. Then, you will need to separate the penicillin from the rest of the mold growth by the aid of 500 milliliters of tap water at a cool temperature, and lactose monohydrate, cornstarch, sodium nitrate, magnesium sulfate, and a few other important ingredients.

Key Takeaways:

  • Penicillin discovery, a landmark moment in modern medicine, has been shown to have saved many lives when used as an antibiotic.
  • Although making one’s own penicillin is possible, but it is not the recommended option if one has recourse to a doctor.
  • To make homegrown penicillin, one can put bread or citrus peels in a container to grow mold at around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

"When your fruit or bread starts to develop a gray mold, you’re on the right track, but you need to wait until it turns a bluish-green shade to turn it to penicillin. When it gets to this point, you’ll then need to incubate it in a sterilized flask for about a week."

The easy way to make penicillin, and alternatives below:

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-03-how-to-make-your-own-penicillin.html

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Eating more citrus fruits is an easy way to prevent dementia
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Date: February 13, 2019 08:00 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eating more Citrus fruits is an easy way to prevent dementia





A documented study has shown that citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges may have the ability to prevent dementia. The Japanese study says that eating these fruits was directly linked to improved brain health and memory formation. In fact, the subjects who ate citrus fruits daily were 23% less likely to develop dementia. This is likely due to the nobiletin content in citruses, which also helps to reduce cholesterol levels. There are no studies yet as to how the consumption of citrus fruits affects those who already have dementia, however.

Key Takeaways:

  • In a recent study conducted in Japan it was discovered that people who take citrus fruits like orange, lemons, and grapefruits, can reduce their risk of having dementia.
  • The researchers in the study found a direct link between taking citrus fruits and decreased chances of having dementia which reduced by about 23 percent.
  • Citrus fruits have a neuroprotective effect on those taking it which can be linked to a compound, nobiletin, a flavonoid found in the peel that boosts the brain.

"The study, which spanned for up to seven years, looked at data from over 13,000 older adults in Japan, which included their diet and brain health."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-06-eat-more-citrus-fruits-to-prevent-dementia.html

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Here are 9 amazing benefits of regularly drinking lemongrass tea
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Date: January 24, 2019 09:10 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Here are 9 amazing benefits of regularly drinking lemongrass tea





Lemongrass tea is something that is rather new to many people out there. With that being said, the people who drink this tea are very happy with it. It is something that offers a lot of benefits to others. Many people love to drink it because it tastes good but more importantly, it has a lot of health benefits. It is something that offers people some vitamins and nutrients. It helps combat illnesses and fortify the immune system.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are many individuals around the world that swear by these natural teas and their substances.
  • For some, the drinking of these teas is something that can help liberate them from a certain condition.
  • Believe it or not, people feel as if certain teas have something in them that works better than medicine.

"Lemongrass is a tropical herb that has a citrus smell and taste. This tall, stalky plant is also known for its medicinal properties."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-05-benefits-of-drinking-lemongrass-tea.html

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Powerful organic compounds in cannabis can slash some cancers by 50%, researchers say!
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Date: January 19, 2019 10:52 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Powerful organic compounds in cannabis can slash some cancers by 50%, researchers say!

Terpenes is a compound found in citrus fruits, rosemary, frankincense, and cannabis. Because it includes many compounds including THC, ketones, esters, lactones, and THC not found together in the same rate in other plants, it is a better health treatment than anything created by the pharmacy companies. Terpenes also has limonene and pinene, which help with anti-inflammation in healing cancers, and reducing stress. Joy Smith shares a story of having cancer, trying chemotherapy and being given just weeks to live, but attributes cannabis oil to saving her.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many people feel as if there is a stigma that comes with cannabis and it is not a good one.
  • Any type of compound that can help cure cancer is something that is really valuable for the masses.
  • Natural remedies are becoming more and more prevalent in the medicinal world as doctors realize some are useful.

"Medical marijuana is a booming industry, and the use value of cannabis just continues to expand as we learn more about this heavily prohibited, but clearly medicinal, plant."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-23-organic-compounds-in-medical-cannabis-slash-some-cancers.html

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Rutin: A Flavonoid for Your Heart, Brain & Blood Health
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Date: December 21, 2018 09:42 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Rutin: A Flavonoid for Your Heart, Brain & Blood Health





Rutin, a bioflavonoid associated with foods such as figs, citrus fruits, buckwheat and especially apples, has many beneficial properties. It can help keep your blood vessels supple and prevent brittleness or leakage. Its antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties can help reduce arthritis symptoms and even cancer, and it may be able to encourage apoptosis among cancer cells. Rutin may also help guard against metabolic problems by helping to moderate levels of blood sugar, insulin, and lipid accumulation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Rutin is an antioxidant bioflavonoid associated with, among other things, green tea, figs, buckwheat and citrus fruit.
  • Rutin can help keep your blood vessels supple and flexible instead of brittle, and can even help counteract the impact of too much sodium.
  • Rutin can also help moderate blood sugar, lipid buildup and blood pressure.

"Rutin, of the the most important constituents of apple nutrition and some other foods, has a wide array of beneficial effects on our health."

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

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Vitamin C: The Immune-Boosting, Skin-Supporting Nutrient You ShouldBe Getting Plenty Of
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Date: December 17, 2018 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin C: The Immune-Boosting, Skin-Supporting Nutrient You ShouldBe Getting Plenty Of





No nutrient is quiet as important as Vitamin C. It's a power-packed immune-boosting powerhouse that is found in oranges and other citrus fruits, and many other foods. When the body gets an adequate supply of Vitamin C, it thrives in more ways than one and you will look and feel your best. So while there are many nutrients that your body needs, it is important to put special emphasis on vitamin C and the positive attributes it can bring into your life.

Key Takeaways:

  • As we enter the cold and flu season, Vitamin C is indispensable. It is an immune booster and contains lots of antioxidants that are beneficial to the body.
  • Vitamin C works with a good number of regulatory enzymes as a potent antioxidant and cofactor. It also kills off bad bugs.
  • To counteract the cell damage that getting old is associated with, people are asked to take Vitamin C for better health and longevity in old age.

"A very interesting study from last month demonstrated that in diabetes-induced rats who showed depression-like behavior, giving vitamin C helped with the depression, especially if blood sugar and insulin levels were also regulated."

Read more: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/vitamin-c-health-benefits-side-effects-and-dosing

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From OCD to depression to anxiety, learn how inositol can preventmany mental health disorders
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Date: November 13, 2018 08:51 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: From OCD to depression to anxiety, learn how inositol can preventmany mental health disorders





Living at maximum wellness constitutes more than having a disease-free body, where all the parts are doing what they should. Mental health is also a key component to overall health. From PMS symptoms all the way to psychotic episodes, more than 40 million U.S. citizens suffer from a mental problem yearly. Although treating these potentially life-clouding conditions with pharmaceutical grade interventions is the norm, these interventions are not without the possibility of potentially hazardous side effects. A B vitamin, inositol is present in the human brain in large amounts. Scientists are considering whether significant supplementation of the vitamin might be a way to treat an array of mental conditions naturally and without side effects. The vitamin has already been shown to have positive effect in some mental conditions, which makes sense, as significant neural transmissions depend on the use of the vitamin. Moreover, it's also been shown that individuals with lesser amounts of the mood-regulating chemicals, serotonin and dopamine, have lower levels of inositol. Although more research needs to happen in some instances, there is promising research to suggest that elevating inositol levels could prove efficacious for an array of mental conditions, including panic attacks, bipolar mood disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression.

Key Takeaways:

  • Scientists have been using inositol to treat people who suffer from mental illnesses and shown to be effective.
  • Studies have shown that people with metal illnesses have less inositol in their brains.
  • If considering increasing inositol, certain foods like beans, whole grains, citrus fruits and nuts contain significant amounts of inositol.

"In fact, other major neurotransmitters depend on inositol to relay messages, making it a key component in a lot of chemical systems in a person’s brain, including the ability to handle stress, learning and cognition, mood, productivity, sleep, and addiction."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-06-inositol-can-prevent-many-mental-health-disorders.html

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Licorice extract is a safe and natural remedy for hyperpigmentation
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Date: November 03, 2018 02:51 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Licorice extract is a safe and natural remedy for hyperpigmentation





What happens when a person has too much melanin? Their nails and skin darkens considerable in a condition called hyperpigmentation. The good news is that you can treat the condition naturally with licorice extract which is made by mixing ten parts of distilled water mixed with a part of extract. Put the mixture on a towel and use it as a compress for about ten to fifteen minutes twice a day. Moisturize your skin afterward with lotion so it doesn't dry out.

Key Takeaways:

  • High amounts of melanin can lead to hyperpigmentation, which is a darkening of nails and skin.
  • The good news is that licorice extract has been found to be a great natural cure for hyperpigmentation.
  • Licorice can also be used to treat skin, respiratory and gastrointestinal problems.

"Licorice extract is often combined with different citrus fruits to make an effective skin brightener."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-10-12-licorice-extract-is-a-safe-and-natural-remedy-for-hyperpigmentation.html

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Hesperidin, a flavonoid, can be used to reduce skin damage caused by constant sun exposure
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Date: August 09, 2018 09:53 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Hesperidin, a flavonoid, can be used to reduce skin damage caused by constant sun exposure





Hesperidin, a flavonoid, can be used to reduce skin damage caused by constant sun exposure

Melanin protects skin from the sun's ultraviolet rays, which can burn the skin, and over time, could reduce its elasticity and cause a person to age prematurely. Suntanning occurs because exposure to sunlight causes the skin to produce more melanin and to darken.The sun's rays make us feel good, and in the short term, make us look good. But our love affair isn't a two-way street. Exposure to sun causes most of the wrinkles and age spots on our faces. Consider this: One woman at age 40 who has protected her skin from the sun actually has the skin of a 30-year-old!

We often associate a glowing complexion with good health, but skin color obtain from being in the sun – or in a tanning booth – actually accelerates the effects of aging and increases your risk for developing skin cancer.

Key Takeaways:

  • One study induced UVB damage in hairless mice to assess whether a flavonoid, hesperidin, would prove protective.
  • Mice in the hesperidin group received 100 milligrams of the flavonoid for every kilogram of body weight, daily.
  • The rodents were irradiated at 48 hour intervals, over a period of 12 weeks, with higher doses of UVB exposure occurring in incremental levels.

"Citrus lovers, rejoice: New research has found that a flavonoid found in citrus can help prevent skin damage brought about by ultraviolet radiation. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, has found that hesperidin can protect against photoaging caused by ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation, and prevent wrinkles, skin thickening, and inflammation."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-08-03-hesperidin-a-flavonoid-can-be-used-to-reduce-skin-damage-caused-by-constant-sun-exposure.html

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Hesperidin, a natural flavonoid in citrus fruit, found to prevent photoaging
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Date: August 01, 2018 05:53 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Hesperidin, a natural flavonoid in Citrus fruit, found to prevent photoaging





Hesperidin, a natural flavonoid in citrus fruit, found to prevent photoaging

A recent study has revealed a new treatment for skin exposure to UVB rays. Hesperidin is a compound found in many common citrus fruits, like oranges, and has more health benefits besides helping with the impacts of UVB rays. According to the paper, hesperidin also has impacts on wrinkles, aging, and inflammation of the skin. All of these benefits were confirmed through initial testing on mice. Scientists are hopeful for the future of hesperidin in skincare and treatment.

Key Takeaways:

  • A recent study displayed that hesperidin, a compound in citrus fruit, can have important skin benefits.
  • Hesperidin has been shown to help with photoaging, which occurs when skin is exposed to UVB rays.
  • Hesperidin also may help with wrinkles and inflammation of the skin.

"Results showed that mice that were treated with hesperidin had improved length and depth of wrinkles, as well as inhibited the development of skin thickness and epidermal hypertrophy."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-07-30-hesperidin-prevent-photoaging.html

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Eat These 3 Oils In The Morning To Drop Weight Fast
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Date: January 09, 2018 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eat These 3 Oils In The Morning To Drop Weight Fast





Three oils in your daily routine can help you lose weight and vitalize your day. These three oils are essential to a healthy body. The first oil is peppermint oil. This oil will prevent muscle spasm during a workout. Adding this to your morning or afternoon tea helps with inflammation and oxygenates the blood. This helps clear brain fog. Lemon oil boots the immune system. Coconut oil is the most versatile. You can brush your teeth with it, cook with it, or use it as a hand lotion. The benefits are enormous for these three oils.

Key Takeaways:

  • Peppermint oil is great for soothing muscles and letting you push through that final motion
  • Lemon oil, like it citrus cousins, is great for the immune system and helps keep you healthy
  • Coconut oil is perfect for skin and hair health, but due to its fatty acids, can help boost your metabolism

"Instead of reaching for something that could ruin your hard work and progress, consider using oils in your morning routine to help you drop weight fast."

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/eat-these-3-oils-in-the-morning-to-drop-weight-fast/

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I Did Not Think That Folic Acid, Something They Only Prescribe To Pregnant Women, Was So Beneficial
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Date: October 17, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: I Did Not Think That Folic Acid, Something They Only Prescribe To Pregnant Women, Was So Beneficial





It has been a common practice that folic acid is highly recommended by the doctors to pregnant women. However, the application of folic acid should not be limited to the pregnant women, and everyone could benefit from taking folic acid. One could obtain folic acid from legumes, grain, fruits, whole grain, vegetables with dark or green leaves, meat of poultry and pork, liver, etc. The Vitamin B9 could help generate red blood cell, DNA, tissue growth, new cells, body break down, reduce suffering from heart disease, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn71qsb1CxM&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin B9 helps keep cells healthy and aids in the process that cells regenerate and maintain themselves in the body.
  • Legumes, grains, Citrus fruits, meats, seafood, dark and leafy veggies are good sources to get Vitamin B9 from.
  • Vitamin B9 is essential to keep your red blood cells healthy and aids in your DNA production.

"Vitamin B9 plays a role in the synthesis of blood cells such as platelets, leukocytes, and erythrocytes."

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Urinary Tract Infection - Put These 6 Home Remedies Into Practice and Goodbye To The Infection!!
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Date: September 05, 2017 05:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Urinary Tract Infection - Put These 6 Home Remedies Into Practice and Goodbye To The Infection!!





You can out 6 home remedies into practice to get rid of a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections effect the kidneys and they are more common in women. There are many causes as to why it happens. Water is one way to help get rid of a urinary tract infection. Drinking plenty of water will help flush all of the bad bacteria out of your body. Water is very important. Going to the bathroom constantly is recommended as well, to empty the bladder as much as possible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXfFBzSjk18&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Because the urethra in females is more exposed, women are far more prone to infections of the bladder and kidney.
  • Making urine acidic by intake of vitamin C, or by consuming Citrus fruit, creates a hostile environment for bacteria.
  • Avoid stimulating beverages, like coffee and alcohol, which can irritate the bladder and exacerbate an infection.

"The urinary infection causes the one who suffers it, has the necessity to go to the bathroom constantly."

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These 6 Essential Oils Work Like Valium For Your Anxiety
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Date: August 29, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: These 6 Essential Oils Work Like Valium For Your Anxiety





There are 6 essential oils that work like Valium for your anxiety. Bergamot is one of these essential oils that people can use. Bergamot is a very sweet fruit and it is a part of the citrus family. It makes for a very good and calming oil. It has soothing and moos boosting properties. There have been studies done on this that have shown its healing properties. Orange is another essential oil that will work great for healing anxiety.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are six essential oils other than lavender & chamomile that are supremely effective for anxiety: bergamot, orange, geranium, rose, clary sage, and cedarwood.
  • Studies of these oils in clinical settings have revealed that they appear to significantly reduce anxiety.
  • You can use these oils personally to lower your anxiety by: mixing with coconut oil and applying to body and face; infusing the air with the scent; and, applying diluted oil to pressure points.

"Geranium essential oil has been found to have both calming and refreshing properties, and it may especially help to soothe anxiety in women during those especially trying times in our monthly cycles."

Read more: http://www.thealternativedaily.com/essential-oils-that-work-like-valium-for-anxiety/

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They Told Him To Eat Cabbage For A Month Every Day And Watch What Happened!!
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Date: August 23, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: They Told Him To Eat Cabbage For A Month Every Day And Watch What Happened!!





One person was told to eat cabbage every single day and the transformation was amazing. He started to feel something strange in his joints. Nature provides us for many things that we can eat and gain nourishment. If you keep eating cabbage, then you will get all of the benefits. It has very high Vitamin C benefits, which allows it to replace Citrus fruits. It helps to prevent and treat diabetes as well. It helps with your cardiovascular health too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75fk_B2Uo1w&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Nature gives us many important foods that help us stay healthy, including cabbage.
  • Cabbage is high in vitamin C and can replace the amount in Citrus fruit, which may help prevent sickness.
  • Cabbage helps to treat many chronic conditions as well as regulate digestive, thyroid, urinary, blood, and pain issues.

"Cabbage also greatly accelerates the metabolism making it the ideal food to treat any type of digestive disease especially in women."

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This spice is the most powerful in the world and many use it without knowing it is key to health
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Date: August 05, 2017 05:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: This spice is the most powerful in the world and many use it without knowing it is key to health





There is one spice that is the most powerful in the world and many use it without knowing that it is the key to health. Oregano is one of the most widely used spices for seasoning foods. It gives our foods a delicious and unique flavor. But, it has many medicinal properties. This herb can be found in almost any part of the world and it is very affordable and can be bought at any supermarket.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdz9AQNXS4o&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Oregano has many nutrients and health benefits for skin and bones, and it helps detoxify the liver.
  • A tea made with mineral water and dried oregano is a convenient way to benefit from it's many health benefits.
  • Oregano can be purchased in most food stores dry or fresh and it can be grown in the home.

"Said to contain 20 times more antioxidants and nutrients than any Citrus"

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Foods That Fight Spring Allergies
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Date: July 07, 2017 05:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Foods That Fight Spring Allergies





This medicin help people who suffer form allergys and most ingredients are found in common fruits and veggies. People who suffer from allergys can really be helped with this product. It's not really great for use in small children or any older adult over 50-65 but and should not be taken more then the recommended 5 days but, for anyone that needs some relief from allergys it would be great. There are many fruits and veggies that help as well and could reduce the affects of sinus allergys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXSD8oWlBnQ&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Climate change has increased the negative effects of allergy season by making warm springs arrive sooner and last longer, and raising the levels of carbon dioxide that causes pollen potency.
  • Some foods can help fight allergies naturally, including fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C, such as Citrus and broccoli, which reduce inflammation.
  • One important research-supported remedy for allergies is nettle, which helps the body increase tolerance to allergies and can be found in supplement form at health stores.

"Even higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have made pollen more potent."

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7 disease-fighting foods to incorporate into your eating habits
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Date: June 01, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 disease-fighting foods to incorporate into your eating habits





Garlic and onions are one of the main vegetables that can fight diseases. Together they lower the risk of prostate cancer while beans offer the healthy benefit of vegetables while keeping the heart healthy. Ginger is a cheap and simple antidote that can cure diarrhea, the Chinese have been using Ginger to cure diarrhea for over 2000 years. Mint has many uses like it can be used to cure asthma anxiety and can make the face pimple free when used as a mask.

Key Takeaways:

  • These 7 foods aid in disease prevention and healing; garlic and onion, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, beans, mint and citrus fruits.
  • Each of these foods contain nutrients and properties that assist with symptoms ranging from diarrhea, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and inflammation.
  • Eating these power foods will assist with preventing obesity, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and many other diseases.

"Disease prevention can be as simple as being more mindful of the food you eat."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-05-25-7-disease-fighting-foods-eating-habits.html

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This Natural Recipe Will Help You To Cleanse Your Lungs, Prevent Colds And Flu!!
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Date: May 29, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: This Natural Recipe Will Help You To Cleanse Your Lungs, Prevent Colds And Flu!!





Cold and flu season is the time of the year where everyone is stocking up on vitamin C and zinc in the hopes of dodging this bullet. Unfortunately, the changing of the seasons makes it difficult to avoid the occasional bout of sickness. If you want another weapon in your cold-fighting arsenal then watch this video to get information on a drink that helps cleanse the lungs and prevent colds. This natural drink is inexpensive and has been long been used to cleanse and protect the lungs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGLdRfqcY3E&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • All natural ingredients are good for your health whether or not you are sick.
  • Will help with flu and clear your lungs when you are sick.
  • Quick recipe and warnings about eating Citrus product when taking this recipe.

"Drinking a Citrus juice in the morning is an excellent way to help remove toxins, mucus and fat accumulated in the body."

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Lemongrass: The Herbal Remedy That Works Wonders
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Date: May 27, 2017 07:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Lemongrass: The Herbal Remedy That Works Wonders





Lemongrass is an herb known for its role in many citrus and herbal teas. Originating in Africa, it has a long history in Indian culture, Thai cuisine, and, more recently, Western markets. In addition to this, though, it offers many useful health benefits. Its oil has been used in treating anxiety, its extracts in fighting bacteria and fungus, and its tea in treating fevers. Although most known for its products as a tea, lemongrass oil has become more and more common in recent years.

Read more: Lemongrass: The Herbal Remedy That Works Wonders

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10 easy ways to detox heavy metals from your body
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Date: March 29, 2017 11:29 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 easy ways to detox heavy metals from your body





There are ways to rid your body of toxins and heavy metals that are natural and easy to incorporate into your daily life. Juices and cleanses work but sometimes there are unpleasant side effects. Diet, exercise, sleep, saunas and deep breathing are some things you can do on your own to remove toxins and heavy metals from your system. Acupuncture and chelation also work. There are natural foods that will give the same benefits as intravenous chelation, such as dark green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits and fermented foods.

Key Takeaways:

  • Detoxing is very healthy for your body. However, some methods have unwanted side effects.
  • There are ways to properly detoxify without the use of juices and cleanses.
  • Proper diet with superfoods and exercise is key to detoxing your body. Dry brushing, massages, and acupuncture are also good ways.

"Full detox, cleanses, and juicing all help rid the body of heavy metals and other toxins."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-03-27-10-easy-ways-to-detox-heavy-metals-from-your-body.html

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Ways to Decrease the Risk of Heart Attack
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Date: February 20, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Ways to Decrease the Risk of Heart Attack





There are ways to decrease the risk of having a heart attack. A heart attack is a life changing event that hurts a lot of people and getting rid of the risks is one important way to avoid having this terrible thing happen. Eating right and exercise are two really important things. Replace burger with something like fish and eat more fruits and veggies.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health report the magic ingredient in fish is omega-3 fatty acids. Fatty acids, like Aspirin, add oil to the blood, making it less likely that platelets will stick together to form a fatal clot.
  • Dr. Ernst Schaefer, chief of the Lipid Metabolism Laboratory at Tufts University in Boston, says the best way to lower CRP is to lose weight, and to keep away from processed foods and many dessert items that are high in pro-inflammatory omega - 6 fatty acids.
  • Sytrinol consists of Citrus and palm fruit extract, known as plant sterols. This remedy is shown to be effective in decreasing total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL the bad cholesterol, and in increasing HDL, the good cholesterol.

"New evidence shows that an enteric-coated 81 milligram Aspirin daily decreases the risk of a second coronary attack."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//canadafreepress.com/article/ways-to-decrease-the-risk-of-heart-attack&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGflVp8jNuKNf9UCAovSU1ygB9oFg

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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



Reference:

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

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Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin C
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Date: January 20, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin C





To help give your immune system enough strength to protect you from the sniffles and sneezes, start with vitamin C-rich foods.The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says: Vitamin C helps the body repair and grow tissue. Vitamin C helps the body absorb a type of iron. Besides Citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruit, strawberries and kiwis also are good sources of vitamin C. Vegetables such as green and red bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and tomatoes all contain vitamin C. To reap the greatest benefit, enjoy these fruits and veggies soon after purchasing.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin C aids the body's immune system
  • It helps repair the body 's tissues
  • it can be found in Citrus fruits and other vegetables

"Vegetables such as green and red bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and tomatoes all contain vitamin C."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//thehealthcast.com/nutrition-vitamins/health-tip-get-enough-vitamin-c/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFuVB4O-0XHaJ9zhP2mMTomPFuDfA

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The Benefits of Vitamin C Related to Skin, Nutrition & Health
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Date: December 05, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Benefits of Vitamin C Related to Skin, Nutrition & Health





Vitamin C is one of many essential nutrients that our bodies require to function properly. The list of benefits of getting the proper amount of this vitamin is quite long. Some of the main effects of vitamin C include stimulating the immune system to avoid illness and help in collagen production to discourage signs of aging and maintain connective tissues. Many foods can have vitamin C artificially added these days, so it’s important to read labels. Foods that naturally provide this wonder-supplement include Citrus fruits, green vegetables, strawberries, milk, and potatoes.

Key Takeaways:

  • body requires a lot of vitamins on a daily basis in order to stay healthy. Vitamin C is one of these and its benefits are very much a major player in making sure the body stays healthy.
  • The development and maintenance of connective tissues such as such as fat, muscle and your bone structure.
  • It’s a powerful antioxidant that protects blood cells and your eyes.

"Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid or L-ascorbate is an necessary nutrient for humans and certain other animal species, in which it functions as a vitamin."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//infloria.com/the-benefits-of-vitamin-c-related-to-skin-nutrition-health/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFNxtVG6xULNyHsFOpIuoK3SHMIUw

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What Are The Benefits of Cedar Essential Oil ?
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Date: October 06, 2016 04:27 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: What Are The Benefits of Cedar Essential Oil ?

Cedar essential oil is a type of oil which is typically extracted from the leaves and branches of cedar trees.  For over a hundred years, cedar essential oil has been used to treat a whole range of health problems including respiratory problems, skin diseases, fungus and eczema.

Cedar oil can be cooked with tea to treat coughs, headaches and colds. It can also be mixed with bathing water to treat gout and rheumatism arthritis. This oil can be used to wash swollen feet in order to treat burns and other common problems.

Cedar essential oil is commonly used in making woodsy and rustic perfumes. The oil is normally mixed with lavender, pine and Citrus to assist in boosting the smell of the perfume.  Cedar acts as powerful fresheners which means it can help keep your room smelling better. It can as well be used for staving away bacteria and insects.

Cedar can freshen up your day.  Consider adding it to your diffuser each day for better health and wellness.

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Fiber, Constipation, and colon health
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Date: September 14, 2016 02:06 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Fiber, Constipation, and colon health

Constipation occurs because of the lack of fluids in the stomach and  intestinal tract. Dietary fiber helps the digested food retain water and aid in the movement of waste though the intestinal tract. There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble fiber. Both of these are available in high fiber foods such as whole meal bread and in dietary supplement form.

How it works

Since constipation is a dry hard stool clog in the upper small or large intestines, adding fiber and water will eliminate constipation completely.

Insoluble fiber

This fiber does not dissolve even in the digestive juices. However, it is important in adding to the weight (bulk) of digestive waste. With this bulkiness, the fecal matter will retain more water and pass smoothly through the intestines.

Soluble fiber

Constipation is caused by inadequate fluids in the lumen. Both soluble  and insoluble fiber helps in retaining as much fluids as possible into the fecal matter. With this, movements are easy due to the lubrication aspect of the stool.

Fiber sources

  •  Whole grain products
  •  Leafy vegetables
  •  Fruits and nuts- Citrus, and all types of nuts
  •  Leguminous plants
  • Psyllium husk fiber power and pills

If you suffer from constipation, add more fiber to your diet as well as drink an additional 6 x 12oz glasses of water each day.  This will eliminate constipation. 



Sources: www.everydayhealth.com, www.wemd.com

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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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Benefits of Neroli Oil
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Date: February 27, 2014 11:48 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Benefits of Neroli Oil

Neroli oil

neroliNeroli oil is an essential oil that has been used for aromatherapy for a long time. It is produced from the bitter orange tree known as Citrus aurantium. Neroli oil is believed to be a source of a variety of health benefits ranging from physical to mental health. It has a sweet smelling aroma with a floral fragrance that contains an element of Citrus.

Neroli oil has a variety of health benefits some of which are outlined below;

Aromatherapy

Neroli oil is widely used for aromatherapy. Due to the sweet smelling fragrance of Neroli, inhaling the aroma has an effect on the brain region responsible for emotions control. This brain region is referred to as the limbic system and has a direct connection to the nervous system. As a result, it has a direct effect on the heart rate, breathing, blood pressure and the immune function.

Anxiety

Several studies conducted in the past point to the fact that neroli oil can reduce anxiety levels on an individual. For instance, a research conducted in 2013 and later published in the Evidence-based Complimentary and Alternative Medicine found that the sweet fragrance in neroli oil when mixed with other sweet smelling essential oils including lavender and chamomile for use in aromatherapy treatment significantly alleviated anxiety and greatly improved the quality of sleep among patients in an ICU.

High blood pressure

According to a study conducted in 2012, neroli oil plays an important role in the control of high blood pressure. The study involved 83 people who suffered from prehypertension. The patients were asked to inhale a range of essential oils including neroli, lavender, marjoram and ylang-ylang for a period of 24 hours. The results showed that the patients assigned to inhale neroli oil showed a significant decrease in the level of blood pressure as compared to other essential oils.

Other health benefits

Neroli oil can also be used to reduce headaches, colds, indigestion, and insomnia as well as boost the immune system.

Sources

  1. //altmedicine.about.com/od/aromatherapy/a/Neroli-Essential-Oil.htm
  2. //beauty.about.com/od/fragrancetypes/a/what-is-neroli.htm

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What Are The Benefits Of Tangerine Oil?
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Date: February 25, 2014 07:45 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Benefits Of Tangerine Oil?

What is tangerine

tangerine plantThe ordinarily Citrus inhaling tangerine fundamental oil is said to have numerous health profits. Initially from China, this crucial oil discovered its route first to Europe then the North America where know they are the most amazing maker of tangerines. Some individuals call it mandarin likewise, the name given by the Chinese. Yet some contended that mandarin and tangerine fit in with diverse species but from the same Citrus crew. The Chinese were the first to uncover the numerous health profits of tangerine oil. Actually they were named after the renowned dignitaries and respectability of the then royal China in light of the fact that it was an estimated tree grown foods fit for sovereignty.

Tangerine oil can mix superbly and effortlessly with other crucial oils to prepare additionally energizing aromas. Ordinarily it utilized within China as a tonic. As a tonic, it helps the figure support its homeostasis and offset. It tones the skin, the muscles and additionally the distinctive inward organs of the form. It checks the irregular characteristics of the figure and amends them.

Benefits of tangirine

In healthy skin, tangerine oil is likewise broadly utilized. As an influential disinfectant, it can execute microorganisms bringing on illnesses of the skin. Acnes and pimples are treated with it. Sleek skin is likewise one issue that it can offer assistance. What's more like the greater part of the Citrus family, it might be phototoxic. Importance one might as well practice compelling consideration when utilizing it on the skin when going outside in the sun. For the most part it is gentle with even a milder lemony aroma however pregnant ladies may as well first counsel their specialists before utilizing it, as they might as well when utilizing any oil so far as that is concerned.

Tangerine oil supports in the decontamination of the blood. It helps the evacuation of the poisons in the blood. An intense depurative, it additionally uproots unwanted substances in the figure like kidney or nerve bladder stones. As an against uncontrollable, tangerine key oil unwinds the muscles of the form as well as all the more significantly the inner organs too. It can help even the respiratory framework and is great as a reciprocal elective medicine for asthma. As it unwinds the organs answerable for the respiratory framework, asthma assaults may be maintained a strategic distance from. Indeed straightforward stomach issues like looseness of the bowels and dyspepsia that brought about us huge issues may be calm by it as it helps the organs of the digestive framework be toned, loose and rinsed.

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Can Lime Oil Benefit Ones Health?
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Date: February 20, 2014 05:04 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Lime Oil Benefit Ones Health?

What is lime

lime fruitLime, a green Citrus fruit resembling lemons, is believed to have originated in Eastern Malaysia. While it is more popular as a Citrusy, sweet, and oftentimes sour pulp and juice, lime oil can also be used to improve one's health.

Here are some of the health benefits of lime oil:

Digestion

Lime's acidity and natural flavonoids help increase the secretion of digestive enzymes in the stomach and naturally aid the body's digestion process, preventing uncomfortable bloating and wind. The high amount of acids in the fruit help clear the excretory system of toxins, promoting better bowel movement and relieving constipation. Lime oil can be consumed directly or be combined with a juice. Mix lime oil with a pinch of salt to make a good and natural purgative minus all the side effects.

Skin Aging

Lime contains a high amount of Vitamin C and antioxidants that help maintain a healthy and fair complexion. Taking a few drops of lime oil a day helps remove toxins from the body and aid in the rejuvenation and repair of the tissues and cells. Many women also apply lime oil to their skin and faces to treat and reduce pimples, acne, blackheads, and scars. Some women mix lime oil with water, milk, or other essential oils to whiten their skin and reduce their skin's oil production for a clearer and greaseless complexion. It also has antiseptic properties and can help remedy and relieve eczema when mixed with olive or almond oil.

Protects Against Diseases

Lime has a soluble fiber that can decrease bad cholesterol in the body and decrease inflamed blood vessel that can cause a heart complication. The citric acid of lime breaks away uric acid, a waste product that can cause inflammation and pain while urinating. It also aids in relieving arthritis due to excessive uric acid in the system. Just like other Citrusy fruits extracted to essential oil, it is also effective in treating and relieving colds, sore throat, coughing, and other flu infections. Diffusing lime oil and inhaling its aromatic scent can also immediately relieve vertigo, nausea, and congestion.

Sources

       1. https://static.youngliving.com/en-US/PDFS/PIP_Lime.pdf
       2. //www.cremedevie.com/lime-oil.htm
       3. //www.chatelaine.com/health/diet/five-health-benefits-of-limes-they-can-reverse-the-signs-of-aging/

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Benefits Eucalyptus Oil-Discover Its Amazing Power In Healing Different Health Problems
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Date: February 17, 2014 06:32 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Benefits Eucalyptus Oil-Discover Its Amazing Power In Healing Different Health Problems

What is eucalptus

eucalyptus leavesEucalyptus oil originates from the Eucalyptus tree, which develops characteristically in Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia and parts of the Philippines. With more than 700 types of Eucalyptus, numerous sorts are developed everywhere throughout the world. Eucalyptus oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the tree, and is utilized as a part of various sorts of items for numerous diverse purposes. It has a mint-like quality that makes it well known for sweet, throat drops, toothpaste, and some hack medications, particularly those for ache alleviation. Notwithstanding that, it has bug repellent lands that make it an extraordinary characteristic alternative for open air utilization

Health benefits of eucalyptus

The Eucalyptus globulus -the most usually discovered key oil, has an empowering however extremely solid aroma. It is useful for respiratory issues, lessening bodily fluid film swelling and irritation, and for calming sore muscles, rheumatism, migraines and anxious depletion. It is broadly utilized as a part of business cool cures and arrangements for mitigating throbbing muscles.

Eucalyptus radiatahas - has a lighter aroma than globulus, however has the same valuable impacts. Since its aroma is 'softer', it is simpler to breathe as it is less inclined to trigger the hack reflex. This key oil is therefore generally the favored decision for utilization in aromatherapy. Moreover, it has antifungaland antiviral lands, along these lines is a great decision for diffusing in air to help counteract the spread of influenza and colds

Eucalyptus oil is regularly blended with other sorts of oil to join the medicinal qualities. The point when this happens, substances in Eucalyptus oil respond with those other oils to help ache diminishing qualities and also joint firmness, other arthritis manifestations, frosty side effects, and contaminations. It's most valuable when blended with Tea Tree oil, mint oils, for example, Spearmint or Peppermint and Vanilla. It's now and again blended with lemon for hack and cool results and for skin provision, it might be blended with Olive oil or another "transporter" oil to convey the Eucalyptus oil to the underlying tissue.

Eucalyptus citriodora - the eucalyptus aroma is fresher and also has a Citrussy aroma. E citriodora has great air-refreshing lands and,also have antifungal lands.

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Bergamot Oil: Uses and Health Benefits
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Date: February 13, 2014 05:55 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Bergamot Oil: Uses and Health Benefits

What is bergamot

bergamot plantBergamot Citrus or the bergamot orange is the fruit from which bergamot oil is derived. Taken from the peel of the fruit, the oil is pressed out of the rind through cold compression. The Citrus originally came from tropical Asia but is now grown in Europe, mainly the southern part of Italy, but also in Morocco and the Ivory Coast. It takes name from an Italian city in Lombardy called Bergamot.

Bergamot uses

This oil has a long history of use as a food flavoring and perfume fragrance, but it also has several other less commonly known uses due to its therapeutic properties. The oil has been utilized as an analgesic, a stimulant, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibiotic, disinfectant, and as a circulatory and digestive aid.

Analgesic Uses

By stimulating the production of hormones, bergamot oil deadens the nerves to pain. It is very effective for headaches, muscle pain and other pain ailments. Use of the oil can lower the need for over-the-counter (OTC) medications, therefore reducing a person's chance of liver damage or gastric upset caused by many OTC pain relievers. The oil also known to lower the body temperature, making it an excellent anti-febrile agent.

Anti-depressant Effects and Stimulant Properties

Produce both soothing and stimulating effects in the body, bergamot oil has been used as an anti-depressant and a metabolic stimulant. Components of the oil calm the nerves by increasing blood flow thereby creating pleasant feelings. By inducing secretion of certain hormones, bergamot oil helps the body to maintain a proper metabolic rate. It is also used in aromatherapy, specifically to calm anxiety during radiation treatments.

Antiseptic, Antibiotic and Disinfectant Uses

A natural antibacterial and anti-fungal agent, bergamot oil has long been used in the treatment of infections, including certain skin conditions such as acne and mycosis fungoides, a fungal infection that causes tumors on the skin. It has also been used to treat unitary tract, colon, respiratory and kidney infections as well as vaginal yeast infections cause by Candida albicans. Its antibiotic and disinfectant properties make this oil a perfect antiseptic for treating wounds, rashes and other topical conditions which could result in a nasty infection.

Digestive Aid

Using the oil will assist in the secretion of digestive enzymes and acid, therefore aiding in digestion and reducing gastrointestinal problems such as constipation, gas and bloating

Heart Healthy Benefits

By inhibiting the enzyme, HMG-CoA reductase, bergamot oil helps reduce the amount of "bad" cholesterol, LDL in the body and also dilates the blood vessels which assists in lowering blood pressure.

Some words of caution: bergamot oil must be stored in a dark bottle away from sunlight due to its component, bergaptene, which will turn poisonous if exposed to light. Also,users should avoid from exposure to sunlight since use of the oil on skin will cause a person to become photosensitive.

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Defination and Benefits of Rutin
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Date: January 12, 2014 01:41 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Defination and Benefits of Rutin

What is Rutin

rutin vitamin cRutin is a kind of bioflavonoid found in many Citrus fruits, black tea, and buckwheat bran and even apple skins. It is also obtainable as a complement in tablet or capsule form. Rutin aids the body use vitamin C and generate collagen (skin’s key building blocks), can be utilized to treat conditions like hypertension and haemorrhoids, and can similarly lower cholesterol levels. According to Nutritional-Health-Guide, the recommended dose of rutin per day is about 500-mg.

Benefits of Rutin

a. Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Rutin prevents inflammation, making it helpful for different agonizing inflammatory conditions like arthritis. It has been demonstrated to help restrain the discharge of inflammatory histamine from cells, making it significant to suppress chronic inflammation in addition to allergic reactions.

b. Advance Chronic Venous Insufficiency

In this situation, your veins fails return blood from the legs to heart effectively, leading to leg clamps, ankle swelling and varicose veins. A research found that persons with chronic venous deficiency taking rutin together with vitamin E and additional natural supplements had a decrease in swelling and clamping after 30 days.

c. Improve the Absorption of Vitamin C

When taken together, rutin aids the body absorb and gain from the antioxidant features of Vitamin C.

d. Strengthen Blood Vessels

This makes it essential for hemorrhoids and varicose veins. Rutin is famous to not only coagulate blood vessel walls, but also to enhance their permeability for improved nutrients absorption.

e. Anti-clocking properties that may thwart stroke and heart attack

Rutin consist of anti-thrombotic properties, which show it stops the action of a main protein concerned in the creation of blood clots. Study recommends rutin may assist prevent venous clots, heart attack and stroke that lead to pulmonary embolism and deep-vein thrombosis.

f. Heavy Metal Chelator

Lastly, rutin aid rid your body of destroying metals such as iron.

In conclusion

Rutin has been demonstrated to be useful in controlling not only the above body diseases, but also other similar related health issues. People are called upon to take rutin supplement daily. The reason is that it would strengthen their blood cells, prevents possible blood clotting and destroys certain metals in your body harmful to your health.

References:

  1. //www.livestrong.com/article/105946-benefits-rutin/
  2. https://wholehealthalerts.com/rutin-6-benefits-of-this-natural-miracle/
  3. //www.raysahelian.com/rutin.html

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Why Take A Coenzymated B-Complex?
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Date: January 10, 2014 05:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Take A Coenzymated B-Complex?

Why Take A Coenzymated B-Complex?

vitamin b complexVitamin B can normally be found in fruits and vegetables, people can get Vitamin B complex from eating green leafy vegetables, eggs, Citrus fruits, nuts, kidney beans, bananas as well as chicken.

However, not everyone has the time to have a balance meal.

Vitamin B deficiency

When the body suffers from Vitamin B deficiency a person can suffer depression symptoms like anxiety and constant fatigue. It can also lead to other health problems like heart diseases and premenstrual syndrome as well as skin problems.

There are some individuals who are taking in B vitamins, but some are not able to make use of it due to problems with the way it is processed by the body.

Coenzymated B-Complex

Because of this Coenzymated B-Complex was developed. If a person’s body is unable to convert the B vitamins into usable form, then there is a need to use a coenzymate product of B vitamins.

Coenzymated sublingual B vitamins can be purchased singly or as a complex, not all forms of Vitamin B are in the coenzymate form, some are in their pure form from vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 including Folate.

While this form of supplement provides a lot of benefits for the body, this is harder to find than other B vitamins, there are only a few websites who is selling coenzyme products.

Before taking in any vitamin supplements

There is a need to consult a doctor. While it is undeniable that Vitamin B supplements are beneficial for the body, there are also potential side effects.

B vitamin supplements need to be taken according to doctor’s prescription in order to avoid skin problems and increase in sugar blood levels.

Who should take B vitamin supplements?

Coenzymated B-Complex should be taken by people who are suffering from anemia, loss of appetite, people who are experiencing frequent abdominal pain, hair loss and those who have eczema.

There is a need to ask a doctor with regards to the kind of B vitamin supplement that should be taken; vitamins should be taken only if recommended by doctors.

Overdose of vitamins can lead to kidney problems, and for this reason people have to avoid self-medication.

References:

  1. //altmedicine.about.com/od/herbsupplementguide/a/B-Complex.htm

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Discover the Wonders of Essential Oils
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Date: November 15, 2013 11:38 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Discover the Wonders of Essential Oils

What are the Source of Essential Oil

Essential OilsEssential oils obtained from plants are important in helping you stay healthy and in good mood. These oils are extracted from various parts of plants that include flowers, leaves, stem and roots. Water and steam distillation is the popular method of oil extraction employed to deduce the essence of natural plants.

What are the Benefits of Essential Oil

Natural plants are the main source of these volatile essential oils. Hence, the extracts are safe to your health with high therapeutic effects for aromatherapy. For maximum benefits, they are combined with smooth carrier oils such as grape seed oil to provide physical, emotional and psychological therapy essential for the body. Their ability to purify the air makes them a favorite diffuse when vaporized and diffused in the air. Most of volatile oils have antiviral and antibacterial properties. As a result, they inhibit pathogens and microbes when they come into contact with them, completely neutralizing them leaving the air off disease causing microorganisms.

What Essential Oil to use When Relaxing

Essential oils set the mood and promote relaxation. We all respond emotionally to scents. Most of these aromatherapy oils tend to be stimulating or promote relaxation. For example, Citrusy smell is likely to stimulate while lavender relaxes. We also commonly associate jasmine with romance and the fragrance of roses with love. Oils from chamomile, patchouli, lavender, and clary sage are essential aromatherapy oils best known for reducing depression and stress.

When Having Nasal Problem 

Oils clear nasal passages and ease symptoms. Rosemary, peppermint and eucalyptus are popular essential oils best for alleviating respiratory congestion. They also reduce inflammation in your nasal passage when inhaled therefore relieving symptoms. Although they may not completely resolve your health problem, they can be used as palliatives during spells of illness and disease.

How to Improve Skin Health

Essential oils improve your skin health. They are readily absorbed by the human skin making them ideal for body massage. Studies show that, after just 20 minutes of a full-body massage with 2 percent dilution of lavender oil, its relaxing chemical constituents can be detected in the blood thus providing instant relief. With just few drops of essential oils, you too will soon be knocking on heavens doors.

Reference: 

//www.aromaweb.com/essentialoils/

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What Are The Health Benefits Of GrapeFruit Pectin?
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Date: January 16, 2013 01:46 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Health Benefits Of GrapeFruit Pectin?

Benefits of Grapefruit Pectin

Grapefruit is a very nutritious fruit that is known to be rich in vitamin and mineral contents. But aside from that, grapefruit also contains grapefruit pectin which is a unique form of a soluble fiber. Pectin is actually a unique form of soluble fiber that can be found among fruits and vegetables. Pectin, as a supplement, is mainly extracted from apples and Citrus peels such as that from grapefruits.

The following information will present some of the most significant health benefits of grapefruit. The water-soluble dietary fiber from grapefruit pectin is a type of natural fiber that can absorb water inside the stomach tract and all throughout the intestines. Water soluble fiber can soften stools and eventually induce defecation. Some common problems related to digestive system in which pectin can greatly help include constipation, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel disorder and some other diverticulitis diseases.

Grapefruit pectin is also considered as an excellent anticancer. Several studies have shown that pectin can inhibit the synthesis of the protein called gelatin-3 since pectin can easily bind with this protein. Taking fish oil supplements along with pectin supplement can suppress the development of colon cancer. Cholesterol reduction is yet another significant health benefit of grapefruit pectin. Pectin reduces LDL levels or low-density lipoprotein which is considered as bad cholesterol. 

Cholesterol

Therefore, taking pectin supplements is a good complimentary treatment for hypercholesterolemia or simply the case of having high cholesterol levels inside the body. Grapefruit has powerful antibacterial properties as well. They prevent problems caused by bacterial infections, internal fungi and some other harmful parasites. Grapefruit pectin can also slow down carbohydrate and glucose absorption. This helps to maintain a physically fit body and normal blood sugar levels. Although grapefruit pectin is truly beneficial for the body, this supplement must be taken properly.

Pectin soluble fiber just might interfere with other drugs and eventually leads to toxicity. That is why it is very important to consider seeing a doctor first before taking this natural supplement. Some people who are most likely not allowed to take pectin supplements are those that also take medications for hypertension, depression and diabetes.

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Diet To Lower Cholesterol
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Date: December 26, 2012 12:07 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Diet To Lower Cholesterol

Cholesterol is found naturally within the human body, particularly, in skin, internal organs, nerves, brain, cell membranes and bloodstream. This wax like compound is very important for the body's normal functioning. However, when there is excessive cholesterol buildup within the body, your health is at risk, because it gets deposited within the blood vessels. This article will talk about how to lower cholesterol levels through diet.

Consequences of Excessive Cholesterol Levels

Excessive cholesterol levels can cause dangerous ailments. Food habits as well as lifestyle changes are a few of the main reasons behind its rising level. Presented below are a few of the medical problems associated with high cholesterol levels within the body. When excess cholesterol is deposited on the inside of the arteries, flow of blood is interrupted which leads to inadequate supply of blood to the body. One of the organs that are mostly affected by high cholesterol levels is the heart. Extreme cases might lead to cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks. Blocked arteries and reduced blood flow may lead to blood coagulation. Also, if blood supply to the brain is impaired, it can lead to confusion and stroke.

Research And Foods

Research has indicated that a diet which includes a daily consumption of oats, sterol based foods, nuts, soya based products and fish is extremely effective in decreasing the amount of cholesterol within the body. In fact, it is as effectual as taking cholesterol medication, and definitely a preferable as well as less costly option, with very little or no side effects. However, if you suffer from any special health condition, make sure you first speak with your healthcare professional before you go on a diet that is low in cholesterol. If you are currently taking some medication, you should check with your doctor to make sure the drugs are okay with the low cholesterol food.

Different Foods that Can Lower Cholesterol

Oats

Oats provides your body with soluble fiber that is beneficial in decreasing bad low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Foods that contain oat bran, whole oat flour and oatmeal are extremely healthy as well as filling. Oat bran cold cereal and hot oatmeal porridge have been traditionally been eaten for breakfast, however you can include ground oatmeal to casseroles, baked foods and soups as well.

Nuts

Nuts contain lots of fiber, protein, vitamins, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, phytonutrients, antioxidants and plant sterols. They are not difficult to eat. All you need to do is remove the shell and put a handful in your mouth, lengthy preparations are not necessary.

Foods Rich in Soluble Fiber

You can keep your cholesterol levels low by regularly consuming foods that contain high amounts of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber adheres to cholesterol within the blood to flush it out. It also promotes healthy digestion.

Aside from oats, other examples of foods rich in soluble fiber:

  • peas
  • beans
  • barley pulp
  • apple
  • Citrus fruits

Other foods that can lower cholesterol levels in the blood

  • fish
  • soy
  • avocado
  • sun flower seeds
  • black tea
  • foods with plant stanols and sterols

However, you must bear in mind that even though eating foods that contain low cholesterol is definitely beneficial, these foods will not cure existing problems. Eating the foods mentioned above regularly in moderation and doing sufficient exercise is the secret to enjoying good health.

Herbal Supplements

There are some supplements known to help lower cholesterol as well:

  • guggul
  • red yeast rice
  • Beta-sitosterol

These are safe and effective ways to help reduce unwanted cholesterol.

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Bitter Orange Extract
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Date: November 22, 2012 10:46 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Bitter Orange Extract

History

Indigenous to the Meditteranean region today, but brought to their shores by Arab tradesmen in 1200 , bitter orange or Citrus aurantium was highly popular among herbalists all over the southern parts of Europe is mainly France, Greece, Spain and Italy. A botanical species commonly termed as seville orange and bigarade orange, this bitter Citrus fruit is known for its oil extract, flavoring and use in the perfume industry.

However , the ancient Chinese used it for treating dyspepsia , abdominal distention and diarrhea. These uses also drew from its roots in ancient Greek experiments in aromatherapy, phyto-therapy and cosmetology. Its arrival in America can be credited to the Spaniards and the Portuguese who for very long had been using the fruit for its medical component. Bitter orange trees grew in abundance in the states of Florida, Louisiana and California way back in the middle of the nineteenth century.There have been numerous pharmacological indicators in the study of C aurantium actions and it has been termed as an anti spasmodic, anti fungal , anti bacterial, anti-inflammatory, sedative, tranquilizer and also a vascular stimulant.

Studies, Benefits

Recent studies about its effect on cancer cells is underway. A Closer Look At Its Health Benefits Bitter orange peel, flower and seed are known to have varying effects on the human body and its studies date back centuries. Quite simply it has the ability to squeeze blood vessels, affect the heart rate and also change the level of metabolism. A closer look at its components would help focus on their particular impact on health.

  • * A Source Of Flavonoids: Useful in indications such as inflammations and bacterial or fungal infections.
  • * Intense source of Vitamin C which is an immunity booster. Drinking its juice, which is rather bitter, does help in aiding digestive health, ridding the body of waste and in cases of gastrointestinal constrictions.
  • * Regulation of fat cells in the blood and lowering of sugar levels in diabetics.
  • *Blood purification by aiding the function of liver, kidney, bladder and the gall bladder; its use as a detoxifying agent has been proved beyond doubt.
  • *Bitter orange peel powder is known to improve appetite by toning the intestines while on the other hand it is known to act as an appetite suppressant.
  • * Treating of shock and Insomnia-the tincture made with its peel is useful in thee symptoms as well as to cure chronic headache and bodyache.
  • *Presence of synephrine which is an active compound in bitter orange is a stimulant in body activities.

It results in faster metabolism, increase in heart rate by affecting the adrenaline system, and in turn aid in weight loss. What needs to be seen is whether this metabolism booster is in any way a retardant with any other medication that you may be taking.

Many have reverted to bitter orange extracts to tackle their weight problem after the ban on ephedra by the US drug administration . what is needed is prudence as most consider bitter orange as a health supplement forgetting its rather potent effect on the body .

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Why Involving Lutein In Your Diet Is Important
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Date: February 29, 2012 07:39 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Involving Lutein In Your Diet Is Important

Why Involving Lutein In Your Diet Is Important

The sense ofsight is very important because it allows us to see things and appreciate its beauty and we have our eyes to thank for that. Our eyes are being used every waking second of our lives so that we can see the world around us and be able to do things that we want to do. But the sad thing is that our eyes just like any other organ in our bodies get damaged if we do not take care of it properly. There are a lot of people who have regret their terrible sense of sight because of not taking care of it properly while others regret totally losing their sight. There are plenty of ways to take care of your eyesight and one of the most important things to do is to eat food that has the nutrient lutein.

Where is lutein found?

Lutein is a carotenoid that is normally found in fruits, vegetables or anything that comes from plants. It is normally seen as a yellow discoloration but there are times when a vegetable has so much lutein that it ends up having the color orange. Xantophyll where lutein is found was first thought to be a side effect of plants not having enough chlorophyll but further studies suggests that xantophyll has its own purpose and it is used to protect plants from the harsh blue light that comes from the sun. The sun releases a spectrum of light and among this entire light spectrum, the blue light has the most energy and it can damage the plants and it is the job of the xantophyll to absorb the blue light to prevent damage.

What Does Lutein Do?

When lutein is taken is ingested by a person, the lutein makes its way to the macula lutea of the eye. This is the main reason why the color of the macula is yellowish. The job of the macula is to absorb the blue and ultraviolet light that comes from the sun to prevent eye damage. When there is a lack of lutein, the macula is not able to absorb as much blue light which allows the blue light to reach the retina. This leads to damage on the retina which can lead to having impaired vision.

Food Sources Of Lutein

Lutein can be found in the most common fruits and vegetables that you find in the market today. One of the best sources of lutein is carrots which can only that what your parents said about carrots being good for your eyes are true. Other vegetables where lutein can be found include spinach, squash, corn, broccoli and other green vegetables. In fruits, lutein can be found from the Citrus family and this includes oranges, grapefruit, lemons and some fruits from different families like peaches and papaya. There is one animal source of lutein and they are found in egg yolks. The only down side of egg yolks is the fact that it contains a lot of cholesterol which is bad for the body. Make sure you have enough lutein to protect the condition of your eyes.

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Preventive Measures for Metabolic Syndrome/ Diabetes
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Date: February 10, 2012 07:55 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Preventive Measures for Metabolic Syndrome/ Diabetes

Metabolic syndrome is a serious health problem associated with cluster of conditions like high cholesterol level, high blood pressure, high sugar level and excessive fats in the abdomen. It increases risks of diabetes, heart attack and stroke. Having one of these conditions doesn't mean that you have metabolic syndrome. However, frequent occurrence of any of these symptoms can increase risk.

Knowing your family's medical history can prevent metabolic syndrome that can lead to diabetes. If it runs in the family, consult your doctor to have your blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure checked.

Avoid high carb diet to prevent metabolic syndrome and diabetes. During digestion, carbohydrate rich foods are broken down into sugar or glucose. Glucose gives energy to the body while calorie is the measure of burned energy. When high amount of carbohydrate is digested, it increases sugar level in the blood. The brain prompts the pancreas release insulin to neutralize blood sugar level. Diabetes happens when the body becomes resistant to insulin or when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin.

Replace high carb diet with more nutritious foods like oats, whole wheat, rye, red rice, sweet potatoes and buckwheat. They are energy giving food rich in dietary fibers. Fibers keep a healthy digestive system by improving digestion and eliminating body wastes. It maintains sexy abs by flushing out excess belly fats.

Stay physically active by engaging into sports and exercises. Inactive body does not use much energy. Unused energy is stored in the body in form of fats. Fat cells are resistant to insulin thus, increase blood sugar and cholesterol level. Fat cells slow down metabolism and increase weight gain. While lean muscles hastens metabolism even when the body is at rest. Lean muscle protects the body against insulin resistance.

Maintain a well balanced diet to reverse diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Raw fruits like oranges, berries, pineapple, grapes and other Citrus fruits are good alternative for desserts like cakes. They are rich in Vitamin C that lowers cholesterol and burns fats. It is also rich in antioxidants that shield the body against harmful toxins.

Add green leafy vegetables to your diet to increase immunity from sickness like diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Green leafy vegetables are rich in Vitamin E that repairs and regenerates damaged cells.

Develop a healthy sleeping pattern. Sleep disturbances and staying up late at night prompt the pancreas to continually release insulin. This creates stress on the pancreas that leads to insufficient production of insulin. A well rested mind and body keep metabolic syndrome and diabetes away.

Try natural remedies like cinnamon, pine bark, and blueberry leaf extract. Cinnamon prevents diabetes and metabolic syndrome by lowering cholesterol and blood sugar level. Pine bark, when extracted produces pycnogenol that absorbs glucose in the blood. It also protects the eyes from blindness and blurred vision caused by diabetes. Blueberry leaf extract regulates blood sugar level by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin.

Health supplements like chromium and alpha lipoic acid have shown great results in preventing and managing diabetes. Chromium is a mineral that metabolizes carbohydrates to prevent weight gain. It stabilizes blood sugar and prevents hypertension.

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The Benefits of Stevia for Diabetics
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Date: February 05, 2012 08:38 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Benefits of Stevia for Diabetics

No herbal sweetener in the world packs the punch that stevia does. Derived from the plant Stevia rebaudiania, ground stevia leaves have ten to fifteen times the sweetness of sugar, and purified stevia extract has 200-300 times the sweetness of sugar.

Stevia is very popular in many countries, especially among diabetics. Diabetics love stevia for a variety of reasons: its safety, its lack of any effect on blood sugar, the fact that stevia has almost zero calories, the wide variety of products it is included in, and its unique ability to enhance Citrus flavors and ice cream.

Unlike artificial sweeteners, stevia is perfectly safe. Stevia has been used in Japan for decades, and the Japanese have very strict standards governing the use of dietary supplements. They have conducted numerous studies on stevia, and no study to date has ever uncovered any harmful effects. Research conducted in the United States and other countries has also failed to find anything hazardous about stevia. In addition, stevia has been consumed for thousands of years in Brazil and Paraguay with no reported negative effects.

Stevia has zero effect on blood sugar. It does not effect insulin secretion in any way, and no diabetic has ever experienced difficulties with stevia. Contrast this with the effects of table sugar and it is clear that stevia is a clear winner.

Unlike table sugar--which is notorious for being calorie laden--stevia contains virtually no calories, which means that no one on a diet has to worry about consuming too much stevia.

There are a wide variety of products available for dieters interested in consuming stevia. Liquid stevia extract is quite popular and can be found in flavors like chocolate, vanilla, peppermint, and more. It is relatively inexpensive, because a little stevia goes a very, very long way.

If you are a diabetic worried about artificial sweeteners but not yet willing to give up diet soda, stevia is the solution to your problem. While usually only available at health food stores and a few supermarket chains, stevia soft drinks exist. If you can find them, you should give them a try, and if you like them, then you can easily subsitute them for the less healthy aspartame diet drinks.

For those interested in ice cream, stevia makes wonderful ice cream. Unlike granulated sugar, which adds a grainy texture to ice cream, stevia adds no irritating textures and leaves ice cream perfectly smooth. If you make your own stevia ice cream you are going to be in for quite a treat, and even more so if you decide to make Citrus flavored stevia ice cream.

No one yet understands why stevia enhances Citrus flavors, but it undoubtedly does. It is difficult to describe, but stevia has a way of intensifying flavors like lime and lemon in a way that makes those flavors more delicious. Of course, individual tastes vary, but it is generally agreed that stevia lemon sorbet is a treat par excellence.

Don't hesitate to give stevia a try. This ancient herb is the perfect modern solution for diabetics with a sweet tooth.  

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What Herbs Are Vein Strengtheners?
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Date: September 28, 2011 02:17 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Herbs Are Vein Strengtheners?

Blood vessels can be found all over the body. It is the passageway of blood so that cellular oxygenation as well as elimination of harmful substances from the cells would be successful. Blood vessels have three types, namely the arteries, the veins and the capillaries. Arteries contain the blood from the pulmonary system which is highly oxygenated while the veins consist of blood which is deoxygenated and abundant in cellular waste. Capillaries serve as a bridge between the two major blood vessels. Among these blood vessels, the veins are the only of its kind which has valves. These valves prevent backflow of blood since the direction of the blood in the vein is against gravity. Therefore, it is of no surprise that among the three types of blood vessels, veins are the most commonly damaged. In this article, we will be discussing of natural ways or herbs which are effective as vein strengtheners.

1. HORSE CHESTNUT. Traditionally, this herb has been used for the improvement of health the veins. In fact, Western medicine has considered this herb as the most effective herbal medicine for venous problems most especially Chronic Venous Insufficiency. It can improve venous return by improving the ability of the valves of veins to return blood to the heart from the lower extremities. This herb has also been found to decrease permeability of the capillary wall permeability thus lessening fluid outflow into tissues. The recommended dosage for this supplement is 500 mg each morning.

2. GOTU KOLA. Gotu kola is a popular herbal medicine of the Indian Ayurvedic medicine. It is also considered to be one of the oldest herbal medicines all over the world. This herb has been found to be effective in improving the tone, flexibility and integrity of the blood vessels. Therefore, this herb has been long used as a treatment for circulatory problems most especially varicose veins. 200 milligram extract of this herb is usually suggested three times daily.

3. RUTIN. This is not an herb itself but a chemical substance which can be found in several plants. Rutin is considered to be a flavonoid which can be extracted from Citrus peels, cranberries, asparagus and buckwheat. Clinical studies of this chemical compound have revealed that it be an effective relief treatment of damaged and edematous veins. This chemical can also be used for improving the strength of the capillaries thus lowering the risk of damage.

These are only some of the herbs which are found to be effective as vein strengtheners. These herbs can be made into a poultice and applied to the skin so that positive effect can be obtained. Along with these herbs, it is also important that you should exercise regularly. Elevate your legs, if possible, especially when lying down at hours of sleep. This would greatly help in promoting venous return thus thwarting blood pooling at the lower extremities. It is also important that you should avoid long time standing or sitting. Health experts also suggest that people must avoid prolong crossing of legs and not to wear tight clothing and foot wears since this can possibly constrict veins..

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How Does Grapefruit Seed Extract Help Fight Candida Yeast Infections?
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Date: August 08, 2011 06:51 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Does Grapefruit Seed Extract Help Fight Candida Yeast Infections?

Grapefruit seed extract is processed from the seeds, pulp, and vesicles of the sour Citrus fruit known as grapefruit. Nutrition experts have attributed several medicinal properties to the plant. In addition, practitioners of herbal medicine make use of the seeds and membranes of the fruit in health tonics. It has long been linked to the treatment of earache, sore throat, digestive problems, and yeast infections.

Citrus x paradisi is a hybrid species of pomelo and orange. Its fruits are much larger than oranges but smaller than pomelos, growing up to 15 centimeters in diameter on average. It is widely known as a naturally occurring hybrid, like sweet orange. The juice of popular varieties of the fruit comes in colors red and pink in respect to its ripeness. Some cultivars are sweet, but most are sour at the same time.

Many organic compounds isolated from grapefruit have long been observed to show pharmacological activity. For one, consumptions of the fruit itself have been reported to interact with numerous drugs. It either enhances the potency of drugs or inhibits their pharmacological activities. Researchers have enumerated a long list of drugs whose bioavailability increase in the presence of grapefruit extracts.

Proponents of grapefruit seed extract believe that it possesses antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. They began promoting its medicinal uses at the turn of the 20th century. At that time, physicians took note of the many benefits tied to grapefruit in the earlier century. Furthermore, they produced the first extracts from the seeds and white membranes of the fruit mixed with glycerin.

Grapefruit seed extract is an all natural remedy for Candidiasis. As its name suggests, Candida yeast infections are caused by different species of fungi that belong to the genus Candida. These fungi are part of the normal flora of the human body that comprises bacteria and other microorganism. While they are not harmful in general, they are capable of producing harm and spurring inflammation.

Oral thrush is one form of Candidiasis that infects mucus membranes located in the mouth cavity. Populations of yeast build up in the surface of the mouth and bring on inflammatory responses. The infection often appears as cream-colored deposits or slightly raised red patches. Candidiasis of the skin, sex organs, and other parts of the body look similar as they are all inflammatory in nature.

The effectiveness of grapefruit seed extract in the treatment of Candidiasis yeast infections has been compared to conventional medications. Its use is supported by anecdotal evidence that is largely positive. While the results of studies are conflicting at best, researchers have compared the extract to benzethonium chloride, a chemical compound that displays strong antibacterial and antifungal activity.

Grapefruit seed extract is a viable remedy for Candidiasis yeast infections. In fact, it may be used as a therapeutic prophylactic for infections caused not only by fungi but also viruses and bacteria. Due to its putative effect, it is added as an active ingredient to many personal care products.

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Free Radicals and how to Combat Them!
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Date: November 30, 2010 02:41 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Free Radicals and how to Combat Them!

Vitamin C and E

Chances are you have heard about antioxidants. They’re everywhere: in the news, on the internet, and, of course, in our body. The first group of antioxidants that spurred the war against free radicals are Vitamin C and Vitamin E. As early as the 15th century, seafarers knowingly consumed Citrus fruits in treatment of scurvy, which today we refer to as a disease caused by a deficiency of Vitamin C. On the other hand, intake of green leafy vegetables results in healthy cells in the body, touted lately as one of the benefits of Vitamin E. Since the latter half of the 20th century the term antioxidants have come into wide use, sparking a series of studies that led scientists and health professionals to a much more well-informed understanding of how important these vitamins are to human life.

Antioxidants and Free Radicals

Two things about biochemistry that have been a part of our growing concern about eating right are antioxidants and free radicals, which you might have learned outside the classroom. The human body deploy free radicals for the purpose of killing harmful microorganisms, but somehow these chemical entities get out of control. It should be noted that most known free radicals are short-lived, explaining how we survive as they are toxic to the body. When not properly disposed of, free radicals are one of the reactive oxygen species that create a chain reaction damaging everything, including DNA. The problem arises when the body fails to detoxify these reactive oxygen species, and then the latter run amok inside the body. This is when antioxidants come into the picture.

Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Peroxyl Radicals

Vitamin C and Vitamin E are lipids that protect the interior of cells from the outside environment and play a role in storing energy for use by the human body. Different groups of lipids encompass several major chemical reactions in the body, including securing the proper functions of physiological communication lines. In a process called lipid peroxidation, peroxyl radicals go on a killing spree by depriving the lipids of electrons, which continues as they bring in more radicals. The human body make use of Vitamin C and Vitamin E to police the proliferation of lipid radicals in time to deactivate lipid radicals and avoid unwanted effects on cell membranes.

Ascorbate and Tocopherol as Co-Antioxidants

In chemical reactions, the body utilizes forms of tocopherol in Vitamin E and ascorbate ions in Vitamin C. These antioxidants work on the principle of pairing with peroxyl radicals, taking on radical forms, ascorbate and tocopherol, to stop the oxidation process initiated by free radicals. At the molecular level, ascorbate makes an ideal antioxidant as it does not react with oxygen and terminates harmful peroxyl radicals that continue to oxidize. Studies say that Vitamin C and Vitamin E are co-antioxidants in that ascorbate works with tocopherol. For example, when continuing oxidation damage lipids, tocopherol, Vitamin E, removes the harmful radicals, and ascorbate recycles Vitamin E back to its usable tocopherol form.

The Perfect Match

Alpha Lipoic Acid recycles both Vitamin C and Vitamin E because alpha lipoic acid is both water and fat soluble.

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Garcinia, Hydroxycitric acid and weight loss
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Date: December 03, 2009 01:10 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Garcinia, Hydroxycitric acid and weight loss

Garcinia is part of the plant genus in the family Clusiaceae. This plant is native to Asia, Austrlia, tropical and southern Africa, and Polynesia. The number of species of the garcinia plant is highly disputed, but various sources recognize between fifty and three hundred species that are specifically valid. The plants in this genus are commonly called saptrees, mangosteens, or monkey fruit.

Garcinia is a little-known fruit that can be found growing extensively in India and Thailand. Used for centuries as a condiment, garcinia is also known as Malabar tamarind or Gorkapuli. The garcinia fruit is about the size of an orange and orange in color. However, it looks similar to an acorn squash in appearance. With approximately two hundred different species of garcinia, only few contain the needed component necessary for herbal health. Scientists have identified the natural compound found in garcinia to be hydroxycitric acid, which can help to curb appetite, reduce food intake, and slow the body’s fat production.

Hydroxycitric acid, that active component in garcinia, is similar to the citric acid that is found in Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, and grapefruit. The garcinia fruit is actually composed of about fifty percent hydroxycitric acid. This acid seems to have potent fat-fighting properties and is known for its ability to block the formation of fatty tissue, which results in less storage of fat. The rind of the garcinia fruit contains high amounts of hydroxycitric acid, which inhibits citrate lyase, which is an enzyme require to manufacture body fat. The hydroxycitric acid combines with citrate lyase, which leaves less of the enzyme available to form body fat and speeds up the fat-burning process. Some studies have found that fat production may actually be reduce by as much as seventy percent when taking hyroxycitric acid. Studies have determined the significant weight-loss benefits on both animals and humans when using garcinia. One study, which involved fifty obese patients, gave 500 mg of garcinia rind to these patients daily, along with 100 mg of chromium. This was also combined with a low-fat diet. The individuals who were taking the garcinia-chromium lost an average of eleven pounds, while the control group reported only a four-pound weight loss.

Garcinia has been found to be beneficial in curbing the appetite, which aids in weight control and obesity. One study on animals found appetite reduction in lean and fat rats and mice. The animals ate less, and when hyroxycitric acid was added to their diets, their body fat decreased, but body protein was unaffected.

Garcinia is also thought to help burn fat through thermogenesis. When there is not enough thermogenic activity, weight gain can result. The thermogenic activity in garcinia is responsible for helping to increase heat production, specifically in brown fat, which is the body fat surrounded by blood vessels and energy cells. Brown fat is harder to lose because it requires more heat to burn.

The fruit of the garcinia plant is used to provide anorectic, anticatarrhal, astringent, demulcent, and thermogenesis properties. Primarily, garcinia is extremely helpful in dealing with excessive appetite, obesity, and weight-related conditions. Look to your local or internet health food store for this and other great products to help with weight loss.

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BerryOxidants - Food-Sourced Antioxidant Protection
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Date: April 12, 2009 11:07 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: BerryOxidants - Food-Sourced Antioxidant Protection

BerryOxidants - Food-Sourced Antioxidant Protection

  • A power-packed antioxidant complex featuring standardized extracts from fruits, especially berries, as well as herbs and spices.
  • This synergistic formula combines more than 30 plant-derived free radical fighters with a full 500 mg per tablet of the antioxidant vitamin C.
  • Some scientific evidence suggests that consumption of antioxidant vitamins may reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer. However, the FDA has determined that this evidence is limited and not conclusive.
  • Addresses six of the 12 SystemiCare™ body systems identified by Source Naturals as necessary for your optimal health: Liver/Detox (which may support longevity), Antioxidant Defense, Immunity, Circulation, Inflammation Response, and Structure/Connective Tissue.

2 tablets contain:

Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 1,000 mg

Grape Seed Extract (Proanthodyn™) 150 mg

Green Tea Leaf Ext (95% polyphenols, 150 mg 35% ECGC)

Turmeric Rhizome Ext (95% curcumin) 150 mg

Polygonum cuspidatum Root Ex 100 mg (8% total resveratrols)

Bromelain 100 mg

Quercetin 100 mg

Ginkgo Leaf Extract (50:1) 60 mg

24% Flavoneglycosides

Silymarin (from milk thistle seed ext) 60 mg

Hawthorn Berry Extract (4:1) 50 mg

Rosemary Leaf Extract (5:1) 50 mg

Citrus Bioflavonoids 50 mg

Lecithin 50 mg

Grape Skin Extract (20% polyphenols) 50 mg

Astragalus Root Extract (10:1) 50 mg

Cabbage Floret & Stem 50 mg

Cranberry Fruit Ext (90% solids) 50 mg

Sweet Cherry Fruit Ext (10:1) 50 mg

Holy Basil Leaf Ext (2% ursolic acid) 50 mg

Olive Leaf Ext (15% oleuropein) 40 mg

Rutin 40 mg

Lycium Fruit Extract (4:1) 40 mg

Strawberry Fruit 40 mg

Açai Fruit Juice Powder 40 mg

Organic Amla Fruit 40 mg

Pomegranate Seed Ext (40% elagitannins) 20 mg

European Elder Berry Ext (5% flavones) 20 mg

Mangosteen Fruit Rind Extract 20 mg (standardized to 95% flavonoids & 40% mangostins)

Raspberry Leaf Ext (40% elagitannins) 10 mg

White Mulberry Fruit Ext (10:1) 10 mg

Blueberry Leaf Ext (20% chlorogenic acid) 10 mg

Bilberry Fruit Ext (25% anthocyanidins) 5 mg

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Mumps
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Date: February 27, 2009 02:34 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Mumps

Mumps, a common viral illness mostly occurring during childhood, is caused by a type of virus that is known as a paramyxovirus that infects the parotid glands, which are the salivary glands that are located at the jaw angles below the ears. Symptoms include swelling of one or both glands plus headache, fever, chills, decreased appetite, sore throat, and pain when swallowing or chewing, especially when swallowing acidic substances such as Citrus juices. A lot of times, one of the parotid glands will swell before the other, and as swelling in one gland subsides, the other begins to swell. Mumps travels from person to person by means of infected droplets of saliva or direct contact with contaminated materials. This illness can be contracted through sneezing, coughing, kissing, talking, breathing, drinking out of the same glass as an infected person, and sharing utensils. This virus has an incubation period that can vary from fourteen to twenty-four days, with the average period being about eighteen days. A person with mumps is contagious any time from forty-eight hours before the onset of symptoms to six days after the symptoms have started. Although this attack is not as contagious as measles or chickenpox, it is similar in that one attack usually gives lifetime immunity.

Mumps occurs most commonly in those children that range between the ages of three and ten. However, it can occur through teenage years and, rarely, in adulthood. If this illness does occur after puberty, the ovaries or testes may become involved and sterility may result. If the testicles are affected, they become swollen and painful, while abdominal pain will result if the ovaries or pancreas is affected. Other organs that can be affected by mumps in rare or severe cases include the brain, pancreas, and kidneys. All of these can potentially cause serious complications.

The following bacteria are beneficial in dealing with mumps. Unless otherwise specified, the dosages given are for adults. For children between the ages of twelve and seventeen, the dose should be reduced to three-quarters of the recommended amount. For children between six and twelve, one-half of the recommended doses should be used, while one-quarter of the amount should be used for children under the age of six. Bifidobacterium bifidus should be taken as directed on the label to provide friendly bacteria, which contains antibiotic substances that inhibit pathogenic organisms. Vitamin C with bioflavonoids helps to destroy the virus and eliminate toxins if taken in dosages of 500 mg every 2 hours until improvement is noted.

One 15 mg zinc lozenge should be taken every 4 to 6 hours to aid healing. Acidophilus should be taken as directed on the label, as it contains antibiotic substances that inhibit pathogenic organisms. A free-form amino acid complex should be taken as directed on the label, as it is important for tissue repair and healing. 50,000 IU of vitamin A with mixed carotenoids should be taken daily, as it potentates immune function. Kelp, which contains essential minerals, iodine, and vitamins, should be taken in dosages of 1,000-1,500 mg daily. Additionally, the following herbs are beneficial in dealing with mumps: catnip, chamomile, dandelion, Echinacea, elderflower, lobelia, mullein, peppermint tea, slippery elm bark, barley, and yarrow.

Vitamin supplements are great to help fight off colds, but with the mumps always consult your doctor, if left untreated further life threatening complications may occur which is not desirable by anybody. Vitamin and Herbs are available at your local or internet health food store.



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