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Non-Intoxicating Hemp and CBD Darrell Miller 12/3/19
Go for the original: Cacao offers more health benefits than regularchocolate Darrell Miller 5/9/19
Anthocyanins from grape skins could potentially be used a colorant Darrell Miller 5/6/19
Caprylic acid is an effective weapon against candida overgrowth andbiofilms Darrell Miller 5/2/19
Powerful antioxidant helps us burn fat, lose weight and avoid premature aging Darrell Miller 4/27/19
Research says flavonoids can flush out arsenic from the body Darrell Miller 4/20/19
Chitosan: A more environmentally friendly food packaging materialthan plastic Darrell Miller 4/12/19
One more reason to supplement: Probiotics reduce cadmium toxicity Darrell Miller 11/26/18
Herbal additives such as cumin oil found to increase shelf life offresh fish fillets Darrell Miller 11/26/18
Natural remedies to alleviate nasal allergies VitaNet, LLC Staff 10/30/18
Resveratrol treatments can slow lung disease, study shows VitaNet, LLC Staff 10/24/18
Will CBD Oil Help Me Sleep? Darrell Miller 5/31/18
Coconut Oil For Clogged Sinuses + 4 Other Remedies Darrell Miller 4/23/18
Here's how the body prevents helpful bacteria from causing disease Darrell Miller 2/11/18
Get Rid of Eye-Bags and Dark Circles Naturally Darrell Miller 1/10/18
Increasing Rates of Male Infertility + 5 Natural Remedies Darrell Miller 10/2/17
Cleanse Your Liver and Burn Fat Overnight With This Amazing Detox Drink Darrell Miller 9/22/17
5 All-Natural Remedies To Treat Eczema Without The Doctor Darrell Miller 8/17/17
Mice fed tryptophan develop immune cells that foster a tolerant gut Darrell Miller 8/13/17
Hemp 101: What It Is, And How It Can Save The World Darrell Miller 8/11/17
This Juice Prevents Cancer, Cleanses Your Liver & Lowers High Blood Pressure Darrell Miller 7/25/17
10 Ways To Use Diatomaceous Earth (And The Benefits) Darrell Miller 6/7/17
What Causes Cancer? Here Are 11 Unexpected Things Darrell Miller 6/5/17
Is Your Fireplace Giving You Lung Cancer? Darrell Miller 3/19/17
B vitamins may have 'protective effect' against air pollution Darrell Miller 3/15/17
Why you should consider eating these insects this holiday season Darrell Miller 2/15/17
Toxins in Your Fast-Food Packaging? Darrell Miller 2/6/17
Even teethers labeled BPA-free may contain hormone-disruptors Darrell Miller 12/26/16
How inflammation interferes with the formation of new bone material Darrell Miller 12/14/16
Heavy metals alert - How to safely detoxify the body Darrell Miller 12/14/16
If You Want To Detox, Look To The Liver Darrell Miller 12/8/16
Say NO to GMO in America Darrell Miller 12/5/16
What causes cancer? The five vectors of chemical assault on your health Darrell Miller 12/3/16
10 superfoods you can include in your daily diet to cut diabetes risk Darrell Miller 12/1/16
Benefits of stress management Darrell Miller 11/30/16
Microbes in your gut influence age-related macular degeneration Darrell Miller 11/29/16
One in seven children suffer high air pollution: UNICEF Darrell Miller 11/4/16
Your Mood and mental health Darrell Miller 9/20/16
Eye Inflammation and one Herb To Prevent It! Darrell Miller 9/20/16
What Exactly Do Friendly Bacteria Do In The Intestinal Tract? Darrell Miller 12/7/15
Rhodiola an ancient medicinal plant to help you cope with modern life Darrell Miller 9/8/15
Peruvian Maca Darrell Miller 9/17/14
What Is GMO and Why Should We Avoid It? Darrell Miller 6/21/14
All that you may need to know about antioxidants Darrell Miller 11/5/13
Interesting Facts About Activated Charcoal Darrell Miller 11/3/13
What Are A List Of Detox Foods? Darrell Miller 1/3/13
Supremacy of Pea Protein Over The Other Protein Sources Darrell Miller 3/1/12
Grape Seed or Pine Bark Extract, Which Is Best? Darrell Miller 10/27/11
Does Stress Deplete The Body Of Minerals? Darrell Miller 9/24/11
Acne Treatment of Different Skin Types Darrell Miller 9/20/11



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Non-Intoxicating Hemp and CBD
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Date: December 03, 2019 04:37 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Non-Intoxicating Hemp and CBD

Benefits of Hemp

Non-Intoxicating

Agricultural hemp keeps you healthy, doesn't get you "high."

Nutrient Rich

Hemp contains excellent nutritional value, providing essential nutritional components called Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) that the human body does not product naturally, and must be consumed through the diet. Further, emerging scientific research supports the consumption of CBD from hemp oil for general well-being.

Good for the Earth

Hemp sequesters CO2 and leaves the soil in better condition than before it was planted.

Eco-friendly

Not only is hemp renewable and fast-growing, nearly every part of the plant is useable - for food, fiber, building materials and fuel, with an estimated 25,000 uses!

Agricultural Hemp (Outdoor Grown)

  • Sequesters CO2
  • ENVIRONMENTALly Helpful
  • Requires 80% Less Water
  • Sun Powered Outdoor Grow
  • Textbook Sustainability

The Bad Side of Medical Cannabis (Indoor Grown)

  • Enormous Carbon Footprint
  • ENVIRONMENTALly Harmful
  • Wasteful Water Demands
  • Huge Strain on Power Grid
  • Consequences of Fungicides, Pesticides and Fertilizers
  • Unsustainable

Industrial Hemp based CBD has many uses have you given it a try yet?

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Go for the original: Cacao offers more health benefits than regularchocolate
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Date: May 09, 2019 05:03 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Go for the original: Cacao offers more health benefits than regularchocolate





Regular chocolate is a very tasty snack to many persons, but they fail to realize that it is made from raw cacao. Raw cacao has many health benefits that make it more beneficial than regular chocolate. Some of the health benefits that are outlined are: 1. It is full of important vitamins and minerals. It is estimated to have lots of magnesium which plays a role in regulating blood pressure, blood sugar, and the functioning of the nerves. 2. Raw cacao keeps the heart healthy. This is because it is rich in powerful antioxidants. Some antioxidants such as flavanols and procyanidins are in high amount in cacao and they are good for the heart. 3. It can fight inflammation in the body. Free radicals that are due to stress, environmental toxins, and poor lifestyle habits are easily fought off from causing damage in the body by the antioxidants that are in cacao. There are lots of other benefits that are outlined in the blog.

Key Takeaways:

  • Raw cacao is healthier than regular chocolate because it has not had the nutrients removed in processing.
  • Raw Cacao has been known to improve brain function and fight inflammation.
  • Raw cacao can boost energy, relieve stress, and fight aging due to its powerful antioxidants.

"Raw cacao is rich in magnesium, which is essential for at least 300 different bodily processes."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-06-cacao-offers-more-health-benefits-than-regular-chocolate.html

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Anthocyanins from grape skins could potentially be used a colorant
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Date: May 06, 2019 03:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Anthocyanins from grape skins could potentially be used a colorant





Commercial food industries have long used artificial colors to enhance the look of their products. With consumers now trending toward wanting more natural ingredients in their food and beverages, natural colors attained from plants is an easy solution. For example, the anthocyanins, which give grape skins their various colors, can be used to make colas several different colors. They also have a beneficial health component, as they contain anti oxidants that are know to aid in several areas of health and nutritional balance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Some of the problems food manufacturers cause is using synthetic food to provide color when they make beverages and producing a lot of environmental wastes.
  • Researchers in Brazil wanted to help the environment so they researched on ways to use residues of food processing as colorants in drinks.
  • When they compared their research on grape fruit and kefir, they found that anthocyanins from grape fruit when applied to kefir was sustainable and good for the health.

"Anthocyanins from grape skins can be used as a safe and natural food colorant, according to a study published in the Journal of Food Processing and Preservation."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-29-anthocyanins-from-grape-skins-could-potentially-be-used-a-colorant.html

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Caprylic acid is an effective weapon against candida overgrowth andbiofilms
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Date: May 02, 2019 02:15 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Caprylic acid is an effective weapon against candida overgrowth andbiofilms





Candida albicans can form biofilms — very thin, very sticky coatings of microbes — if it becomes too abundant in your system. These overgrowths of Candida can cause brain fog, a wide variety of digestive complaints, weight gain, joint pain, sores and a panoply of other symptoms. These overgrowth can be caused by everything from antibiotics and stress to dietary factors. Caprylic acid is a compound found in coconut oil which may be able to help control Candida overgrowth by eliminating embedded biofilms.

Key Takeaways:

  • When one has a stubborn candida albicans fungal growth it can result in symptoms like joint pain, brain fog and depression that wreaks havoc on his health.
  • Candida infections form two biofilms on the skin with thin adhesive layers of microbes and the challenge is to find antibiotics against them without any side effects.
  • In a new study, researchers have found that caprylic acid, which is a component found in coconut oil, can be used against candida albicans biofilms.

"Insufficient sleep, chronic stress, exposure to environmental toxins and a diet high in sugar and refined flours can also set the stage for candidiasis."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/caprylic-acid-food-news-2630.html

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Powerful antioxidant helps us burn fat, lose weight and avoid premature aging
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Date: April 27, 2019 11:30 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Powerful antioxidant helps us burn fat, lose weight and avoid premature aging





Milk thistle is known for being good for the liver, but researchers are finding more and more evidence that points to an antioxidant called glutathione being a key component as well. The powerful antioxidant called glutathione allows our bodies to kick up their natural fat burning abilities which helps trigger weight loss in an almost effortless manner. Studies have also shown that a deficiency in glutathione can cause weight gain through a reduction in mitochondrial fat burning.

Key Takeaways:

  • It is astonishing to note that two out of three Americans are overweight and obese and this makes them susceptible to diabetes and heart diseases.
  • Researchers are increasingly discovering that glutathione which is an antioxidant molecule that is produced by the body could be used in the fight against obesity and chronic disease.
  • This natural substance is not abundantly found in humans equally because the supply of glutathione can fall with aging and exposure environmental toxins make it more challenging to find.

"Glutathione is synthesized from the amino acids cysteine, glycine and glutamate. But, as we age, two of these “building blocks” – cysteine and glycine – decline, causing shortfalls in glutathione production."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/antioxidant-lose-weight-2793.html

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Research says flavonoids can flush out arsenic from the body
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Date: April 20, 2019 11:36 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Research says flavonoids can flush out arsenic from the body





Thru environmental and food processes, we are exposed to many chemicals that are either ingested or absorbed thru respiration or through the skin. These toxic materials can be gotten rid of thru the foods we eat. A nutritional component called flavornoids, which are found the colors of various fruit and vegetables. The brighter the color, the more they contain. Flavornoids can not only help to rid the body of organic toxins, but inorganic as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • People encounter a lot of harmful substances that get into the body throughout their lives which the body detoxifies, but sometimes these substances interfere with detoxification.
  • When toxins are not detoxified, they can cause damage to the body but there are fortunately many nutrients that can boost the body’s ability to detoxify toxins.
  • Flavonoids are pigments that one can find in fruits and vegetables with about 6,000 varieties. Researchers have realized that these flavonoids have several health benefits.

"In a study published in the journal Nutrition Research, scientists from the U.S. and Mexico found that these nutrients help eliminate a toxin called inorganic arsenic from the body."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-27-research-says-flavonoids-can-flush-out-arsenic-from-the-body.html

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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One more reason to supplement: Probiotics reduce cadmium toxicity
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Date: November 26, 2018 02:52 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: One more reason to supplement: Probiotics reduce cadmium toxicity





A new study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food claims that probiotic supplements can aid with the reduction of cadmium toxicity. Researchers found that probiotics actually help eradicate a body's cadmium by fastening to their bacterial cell wall and then remove them via feces. If a person is looking to lower their exposure to cadmium then they might want to stop smoking and if they don't smoke then also avoid inhaling another person's cigarette smoke as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • Two sets of researchers in Serbia and Libya have found that taking probiotics will help eliminate cadmium that exist in the body so that they can be excreted.
  • The study that made this discovery about probiotics was done on mice which found that cadmium that has environmental toxicity effects on the body can be reduced.
  • When the study was conducted by feeding mice probiotics, many correlations were found in the excreta concerning cadmium that suggested probiotics eliminated cadmium and pass them through excreta.

"Lower cadmium levels can also be found in vegetables, cereals, and starchy roots. It has toxic effects on the kidneys, the skeletal system, and the respiratory system. It is also classified as a human carcinogen."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-22-one-more-reason-to-supplement-probiotics-reduce-cadmium-toxicity.html

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Herbal additives such as cumin oil found to increase shelf life offresh fish fillets
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Date: November 26, 2018 02:52 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Herbal additives such as cumin oil found to increase shelf life offresh fish fillets





Fish is a popular edible. In fact the Food and Agricultural Organization estimates that fish eaters consume up to 163 million tons of the aquatic protein every year. That's a lot of fish to freeze. And, unfortunately, more so than is the case with other popular proteins, fish spoils easily, even when kept on ice. Adding a natural antimicrobial agent, such as the common kitchen spice, black cumin, could be an inexpensive and economy-boosting way to extend the shelf life of vulnerable fish. This premise has actually been tested and proven by researchers at the Firat University in Turkey, where a study that utilized black cumin oil to extend the life of fish fillets proved entirely successful. The study showed that no negative side effects endured from the process. In addition to improving the safety of fish, the researchers noted that the process was environmentally sound as well, as it required less energy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers from the Turkish University, Firat University, have uncovered a use for the common kitchen spice, black cumin, that does not involve direct human consumption.
  • The Food and Agricultural Organization has noted that up to 163 tons of fish are consumed per year, even though the protein is very prone to spoilage, even when refrigerated.
  • The use of a natural antimicrobial agent, such as black cumin, promotes food safety, lowers energy cost and ups the value of the fish.

"The use of natural antimicrobials such as organic acids, essential oils, plant extracts, and bacteriocins could be good alternatives to ensure food safety."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-06-cumin-oil-increases-shelf-life-of-fresh-fish-fillets.html

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Natural remedies to alleviate nasal allergies
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Date: October 30, 2018 09:51 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Natural remedies to alleviate nasal allergies





There are so many people out there that really struggle from natural allergies. They wake up some days, and due to the environment around them, they can immediately start coughing and sneezing. They are not sick but they are allergic to the natural environment. It is very bothersome to some people. If you want to get rid of these allergies, then you need to look into some of the natural remedies that are said to help people.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you feel that you are allergic to something, go to a doctor and find out for sure.
  • The people who have no allergies to anything are so lucky in their every day life.
  • There are people who suffer from severe cases of allergies due to the environment at the time.

"Anyone can develop this condition, which can be triggered by animal dander, feathers, plants, pollen, or other environmental elements."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-10-25-natural-remedies-to-alleviate-nasal-allergies.html

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Resveratrol treatments can slow lung disease, study shows
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Date: October 24, 2018 09:51 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Resveratrol treatments can slow lung disease, study shows





Resveratrol treatments can slow lung disease, study shows

There are a lot of ways that are being found to slow down lung disease. For the people that suffer with these sort of issues, it should be said that it is not easy to deal with. For the people who have never had any throat issues, you do not know what it would feel like to have something there! Now, with certain treatments, people who were plagued by a lung disease can not be treated.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are some people who have these kinds of issues as they get older.
  • By avoiding the use of smoking cigarettes, or cigars, you can save your lungs long term.
  • It is difficult to put a finger on why people struggle to avoid taking care of their lungs.

"As you age, your lungs start to deteriorate naturally. The amount of time it takes for them to age to a point that significantly reduces your quality of life depends on various environmental and genetic factors, but once it happens, it is nearly impossible to reverse."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-11-resveratrol-treatments-can-slow-lung-disease.html

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Will CBD Oil Help Me Sleep?
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Date: May 31, 2018 05:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Will CBD Oil Help Me Sleep?





Will CBD Oil Help Me Sleep?

Insomnia affects one-third of Americans. That shows many people are not having good sleep quality. CBD oil can help in this regard. It helps you to enter and maintain the non-REM phase of sleep (the deep sleep phase) while reducing the duration of the REM phase (the light sleep phase where dreams take place). The benefits are a marked increase in overall sleep quality and reduction of symptoms of depression and anxiety. So, even if you live in a very noisy environment, CBD oil can help you get that needed sleep. But before you chose on which oil to use, you should go for one that is environmentally-friendly and not made with toxic chemicals. Check whether the manufacturer allows third party lab testing. Also, the higher the price, the higher is the quality.

Key Takeaways:

  • Entering sleep in a fuzzy state, where your exhaustion has depleted your ability to even focus, is actually counterproductive, as the body has difficulty entering the non-REM, or deep sleep.
  • Using CBD oil actually cuts short the Rem sleep cycle, allowing you to enter deep and truly restful non-rem sleep.
  • Judicious use of CBD oil should serve to put your brain on a more focused mode during the day and a more restful one during sleep hours.

"It may sound weird, but CBD is actually known to promote alertness, and thanks to that, it helps us sleep better."

Read more: http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/will-cbd-oil-help-sleep/2018/05/29

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Coconut Oil For Clogged Sinuses + 4 Other Remedies
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Date: April 23, 2018 09:17 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Coconut Oil For Clogged Sinuses + 4 Other Remedies





Coconut Oil For Clogged Sinuses + 4 Other Remedies

Chronic inflammation of the nasal membranes is a condition which affects millions of people. The condition can manifest as a stuffed up, or chronically runny nose. It can also cause chronic headaches, an inability to smell, and difficulty breathing through the nose. Environmental allergens, autoimmune disturbances and polyps can all be factors creating this disturbing condition, which most people attempt to treat using conventional, over-the-counter options. There are, however, useful natural, alternative treatment modalities, including the use of coconut oil.

Coconut oil, and other nutrient-dense foods and spices, contain anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial components that can aid this condition. Irrigating and cleansing the sinuses with a neti pot is another efficacious, alternative way to alleviate chronic inflammation of the nasal passages.

Key Takeaways:

  • Spices and foods, like coconut oil and pineapple, have antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • These properties can mitigate the suffering of the 40% of the world's population that is afflicted with chronic allergic rhinitis.
  • Irrigating and cleansing affected nasal passages with a neti pot is another way to treat chronic inflammation of the nasal membranes,

"Many people turn to over-the-counter antihistamines and cold remedies to treat nasal congestion. By and large, these NSAID medications treat the symptoms of the condition rather than it’s underlying cause."

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/coconut-oil-for-clogged-sinuses-plus-4-other-remedies/

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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Get Rid of Eye-Bags and Dark Circles Naturally
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Date: January 10, 2018 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Get Rid of Eye-Bags and Dark Circles Naturally





Eye bags can be a worrying thing. While not necessarily a health risk, the can show that you are not sleeping enough. They are almost like bruises, with blood pooling under the skin and showing those dark circles. You can help these problems with a few easy tricks. The first involve being more healthy, by cutting back on smoking and alcohol. You can also place potatoes or cucumbers on those areas, acting almost like a ice pack, to help bring down any swelling.

Key Takeaways:

  • there are a number of causes for dark eye circles including genetic, environmental factors and the very thin skin under our eyes
  • all eye dark circles are not created equal, there is hyperpigmentation of the skin and other causes
  • here's what you can do to help: no smoking, less alcohol, a clean face at night, wear your sunglasses outside

"Although under eye dark circles are not exactly a health hazard but they may impact one’s look and hence confidence negatively."

Read more: http://www.business-standard.com/article/health/get-rid-of-eye-bags-and-dark-circles-naturally-118010800598_1.html

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Increasing Rates of Male Infertility + 5 Natural Remedies
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Date: October 02, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Increasing Rates of Male Infertility + 5 Natural Remedies





In the last 40 years sperm counts have dropped by 50 percent among men in North America, Australia, Europe and New Zealand. In North America male infertility is currently 4 to 6 percent, accounting for about one third of cases of couples failing to conceive. Successful treatment of male infertility depends on the root cause. However, there are certain lifestyle changes that can positively affect fertility. These include not smoking, reducing stress, and improving diet by avoiding such things as high-fat processed meats, refined sugars and grains, and caffeine and alcohol.

Key Takeaways:

  • The percentage of male infertility in North America is around 4-6%.
  • Smoking is a key contributor to lower sperm count which and can cause infertility.
  • Stress and obesity can also be contributors and lead to infertility.

"While there are a number of male infertility causes, ranging from hormone imbalances and certain medications to infections and chromosome defects, we’re going to focus on environmental and lifestyle factors today."

Read more: https://draxe.com/male-infertility/

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Cleanse Your Liver and Burn Fat Overnight With This Amazing Detox Drink
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Date: September 22, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cleanse Your Liver and Burn Fat Overnight With This Amazing Detox Drink





You can cleanse your liver and burn fat overnight with one amazing detox drink. Our liver does so many things that are essential to our bodies like purifying your blood. But, our eating habits can cause the liver to perform at a lower capacity. Thankfully, there is one drink that will naturally detox your liver. There are many ingredients that go into the drink like two apples and ginger. You will need water as well and kale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNAE86aCZT4&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Poor eating habits and ENVIRONMENTAL toxins can inhibit the liver from performing correctly.
  • This natural detox drink can help you loose weight and cleanse your liver.
  • Drink this every morning for 30 days and avoid fatty foods and excess alcohol.

"Our liver performs several functions that are fundamental to our bodies... So it's increasingly important to adopt a detoxification plan that aids your body in eliminating all of the residue that alter its main functions."

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5 All-Natural Remedies To Treat Eczema Without The Doctor
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Date: August 17, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 All-Natural Remedies To Treat Eczema Without The Doctor





Eczema, a common skin condition that is characterized by red, blotchy skin, often leaves its victim irritated and itchy. The causes of the disorder vary, and have been attributed in part to hereditary genetics, environmental factors, stress, and hormones. There are also numerous classifications of eczema, which vary by body location and the nature of blisters on it. Some natural treatments for eczema include Hemp seed oil, cannabis, Aloe Vera jell, coconut oil, and a chamomile tea bath.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eczema might be hereditary, but it can also be the result of allergies, sensitive skin, or reactions to harsh chemicals, among other things
  • Aloe vera gel is a tried and true remedy for a number of skin ailments and seems to be helpful for treating eczema too
  • Coconut oil, hempseed oil, and cannabis are additional options of natural treatments for eczema

"There’s no cure-all for eczema that works for everybody all the time."

Read more: http://www.thealternativedaily.com/all-natural-remedies-to-treat-eczema/

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Mice fed tryptophan develop immune cells that foster a tolerant gut
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Date: August 13, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Mice fed tryptophan develop immune cells that foster a tolerant gut





Tryptophan is a fundamental building block of protein. A study was conducted on genetically identical mice that were separated and raised in different environments, which led to the finding that environmental factors were a high contributor in regards to developing an immunity to irritable bowel disease. Bacteria highly affects the immune system because the mice that were raised in sterile conditions grew the immune cells. Doctor Luisa Cervantes-Barragan conducted the study. Tryptophan is common in both mouse and the human balanced food diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • Tryptophan ingestion in mice leads to formation of micros that fight IBS
  • Humans suffering from IBS can benefit diets high in tryptophan
  • Foods high in protein such as eggs , chocolate, and cheese have these compounds.

"People have the same tolerance-promoting cells as mice, and most of us shelter L. reuteri in our gastrointestinal tracts."

Read more: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-08-mice-fed-tryptophan-immune-cells.html

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Hemp 101: What It Is, And How It Can Save The World
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Date: August 11, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Hemp 101: What It Is, And How It Can Save The World





Many people believe that hemp and marijuana are the same substance, but they are more like cousins than brother and sister. This is important to note since the uses of hemp are many and the effects on our environment and economy could be great. In the attached article, the author provides an overview of the historical and current uses of the hemp plant, describes the misunderstanding of its properties and details the legal and political obstacles its use has met. The author recommends that US farmers and manufacturers continue to work toward removal of growing restrictions and increased use of hemp in industrial and commercial applications.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although hemp and weed are from the same cannabis species, hemp actually contains less than 1% of THC.
  • Hemp has many environmental benefits and its products can compete with the plastic industry.
  • If we educate our legislators on the benefits of hemp, we have the potential to save the Earth.

"Hemp won’t get you high, after all, but it seems to carry the same controversy as weed does."

Read more: http://weeddaily.net/hemp-101-save-world/

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This Juice Prevents Cancer, Cleanses Your Liver & Lowers High Blood Pressure
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Date: July 25, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: This Juice Prevents Cancer, Cleanses Your Liver & Lowers High Blood Pressure





Beets and beet extract have powerful health benefits which indicate health-conscience consumers should emphasize them as important parts of one's diet. Beets aid human wellness in six ways: 1) Beets are high in fiber and promote healthy colon functioning; 2) Scientific studies show that eating beets helps to lower the risk of a variety of cancers, including breast cancer and pancreatic cancer; 3) beets act as an anti-inflammatory agent which promotes heart health and further reduces the risk of cancer; 4) the folate benefits of Vitamin B within beets helps reduce the chance of birth defects; 5) beets lower blood pressure because of the copious amounts of nitrates present; and lastly, 6) beets act in a way to help rid the body of toxins accumulating in the liver.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW4nu4jjM6w&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Beets help prevent constipation and keep waste moving in your colon.
  • Beets helps protect body by fighting inflammation and ENVIRONMENTAL stress.
  • Beets have lots of vitamin B, including folate, helps reduce the risk of birth defects.

"Beets are dynamic little power plants, stuffed with phytonutrients that serve as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory secret agents."

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10 Ways To Use Diatomaceous Earth (And The Benefits)
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Date: June 07, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 Ways To Use Diatomaceous Earth (And The Benefits)





Diatomaceous earth 9or DE)is a type of soil that can be beneficial to your health, it can even be eaten for it's health benefits. DE is an environmentally safe insect repellant. For your personal health it can detox your body, lower blood pressure and reduce chronic inflammation. It's also beneficial for your skin and hair. Other benefits and uses are explained in this article. It's important that you follow the guidelines in this article to use DE safely and effectively.

Key Takeaways:

  • Diatomaceous Earth can be used as a safer means of pest control: both to rid the home of pests as well as keep pests out of the garden.
  • Diatomaceous Earth has great health benefits for skin, hair, detoxification, blood pressure and digestion.
  • Diatomaceous Earth is so safe that one can add it to water for drinking, although one should consult a health professional first.

"When we take responsibly from the earth’s bounty, we can find everything we need for sustenance."

Read more: http://www.thealternativedaily.com/ways-to-use-diatomaceous-earth/

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What Causes Cancer? Here Are 11 Unexpected Things
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Date: June 05, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Causes Cancer? Here Are 11 Unexpected Things





Many things are supposed to cause cancer. Some of them are found in the home and elsewhere in our daily lives. It can be hard to know exactly what to worry about. People worry all the time but don't know all of the dangers. This talks about eleven things you might want to avoid. Cancer can hurt us a great deal. It can even be fatal. Yes, there are treatments but prevention is the most important. Knowing what to avoid can help us stay healthier.

Key Takeaways:

  • 39.6% of the population will eventually suffer from cancer. It's one of the main causes of death.
  • Genetics, obesity, poor diet, hormonal imbalance, and chronic inflammation, can all cause cancer.
  • There are some lesser known causes such as where you live, some viruses and bacteria, scented candles and air fresheners, sunscreen and other things.

"Previous research shows that genetics account for only about half of all cancers, suggesting environmental exposures and socioeconomic factors may also play a role."

Read more: https://draxe.com/what-causes-cancer/

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Is Your Fireplace Giving You Lung Cancer?
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Date: March 19, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is Your Fireplace Giving You Lung Cancer?





Your fireplace may actually give you lung cancer. A wood fire can be a really relaxing thing. You can sit by the fireplace and enjoy the night in comfort with a loved one. Although wood fire smells very good, it is not worth the risk of getting cancer. You need to stay safe and make sure that you are not susceptible to cancer.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fireplaces are cozy and romantic but can also pose a significant health risk, especially when proper steps are not taken to protect health.
  • The smoke from wood fires can cause a variety of health issues from headaches to chronic lung disease and even cancer.
  • If you wish to use a wood burning fireplace certain precautions should be taken to minimize exposure.

"According to the ENVIRONMENTAL Protection Agency (EPA), you should never smell smoke in your home when using a wood burning fireplace."



Reference:

//www.thealternativedaily.com/is-your-fireplace-giving-you-lung-cancer/

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B vitamins may have 'protective effect' against air pollution
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Date: March 15, 2017 06:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: B vitamins may have 'protective effect' against air pollution





The article discusses a recent study which suggests that high dosage of vitamin B may provide protection against the negatives of air pollution. This study was done on a small scale, and there are plans to attempt to replicate this affect in larger cities with more air pollution.A large portion of the population lives in a city with significant environmental pollution. If this study is proven true on a larger and more significant scale it may be lead to a decrease in the health affects from pollution in major cities

Read more: B vitamins may have 'protective effect' against air pollution

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Why you should consider eating these insects this holiday season
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Date: February 15, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why you should consider eating these insects this holiday season





In many places around the globe insects are part of people's regular diet. This is called Entomophagy. It has many benefits for the environment and for the individuals who practice it, including a high protein content compared to other food sources. Find out the unbelievable in this absolutely amazing and crazy article!

Key Takeaways:

  • Entomophagy is the human use of insects as food.
  • Entomophagy has many health and ENVIRONMENTAL benefits including increased protein and decreased greenhouse gases.
  • Next time you enjoy cheese and crackers, consider a sprinkle of ants on top!

"Different ants have different flavors -- from sweet to savory - but for Lemann they are a nice way to introduce skeptics to a bug meal."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/12/23/health/gallery/eating-bugs-dishes/index.html

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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



Reference:

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

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Even teethers labeled BPA-free may contain hormone-disruptors
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Date: December 26, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Even teethers labeled BPA-free may contain hormone-disruptors





A recent report in the journal ENVIRONMENTAL Science and Technology states that 59 different teething devices they tested all came up positive for BPA, which is a known endocrine-disrupting chemical. They also found other dangerous chemicals present in some, but this is one of the most concerning. These chemicals disrupt normal hormone function and can cause abnormal growth and development in children. The real problem is that all of the products were marked as BPA-free. Obviously, stronger measures need to be put in place to make sure companies are properly advertising their products.

Key Takeaways:

  • Some baby teething toys marketed as non-toxic might contain chemicals that could interfere with hormones involved in normal growth and development, a study suggests.
  • All of the products tested positive for one such chemical, bisphenol-A (BPA), even though most of the teethers were marketed as BPA-free, researchers report in the journal ENVIRONMENTAL Science and Technology.
  • In animal studies, endocrine-disrupting compounds such as BPA, parabens and antimicrobials have been shown to interfere with hormones and have harmful developmental, reproductive and neurological effects.

"In lab tests for the current study, researchers found BPA as well as a range of different parabens and the antimicrobials triclosan and triclocarban in most of the teethers."



Reference:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/even-teethers-labeled-bpa-free-may-contain-hormone-193030007.html?ref=gs

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How inflammation interferes with the formation of new bone material
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Date: December 14, 2016 10:22 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: How inflammation interferes with the formation of new bone material

One suffers from autoimmune inflammation when the immune system takes healthy cells to be foreign and fights them. This disease causes abnormal changes and growth in body organs; it can affect many or just one body tissue. Autoimmune inflammation usually runs in families. The main cause of the disease is not known, but theories usually rotate on factors like chemical irritants, drugs, ENVIRONMENTAL irritants and virus. Autoimmune inflammation interferes with the process of bone formation as the chemicals released by body cells increase blood flow resulting in warmth or swelling of the infected part. This swelling causes irritation of the joints and the bones cartilage wears down swelling the joint lining.

With patients with autoimmune inflammation, there will be the erosion of the cartilage and the bone. It causes weakening of the bone which is as a result of deterioration of the bone structure and low bone mass. This increases the risks of fractures as the bone becomes more fragile. It affects the bone formation by reducing muscle forces on the bone which can cause paralysis. From the activation of cells and immune system, there is a production of inflammatory cytokines which induce the bone loss. This is because it causes local cartilage degradation and thus inhibits bone formation.

Bone remodeling highly depends on the balanced action between bone-resorbing and the osteoblast, in this process, an inflammatory process that would target the joint will affect the structure of the bone. This will result in impaired function of the bone and the destruction of bone tissue. OPC generally helps to lower the blood pressure, protect the brain, stop deep vein thrombosis, prevent oxidative and stop inflammation. The seed extract reduces anything damaging the joints and helps in immune regulation. They help stop the symptoms of collagen-induced arthritis. It helps in building of the backbone. It acts as antibacterial agents, preventing inflammable infections. Inflammation can also be prevented through exercises and stopping obesity. Modification of the diet and consumption of supplements will also help avoid inflammation.



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Heavy metals alert - How to safely detoxify the body
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Date: December 14, 2016 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Heavy metals alert - How to safely detoxify the body





Like heavy metal? The music, not the chemical floating around your body. A new study released shows that heavy metals are inside our bodies. They cause cancer and other horrible diseases. The way to stop this is a detox that will help get rid of all these material from our body.

Key Takeaways:

  • According to the United States ENVIRONMENTAL Protection Agency, the average American has over 700 chemicals in his or her body.
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals and heavy metals is occurring at a level unprecedented in human history.
  • The solution, says nutritionist Wendy Myers, is a comprehensive program of detoxification, diet and lifestyle changes that can rid your body of harmful heavy metals naturally.

"Metal poisoning is due to an unhealthy accumulation of metals within the body."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/055962_heavy_metals_detoxify_Wendy_Myers.html

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If You Want To Detox, Look To The Liver
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Date: December 08, 2016 02:38 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: If You Want To Detox, Look To The Liver

The liver is the largest organ in the body and is responsible for processing toxins in it. This organ has been shown to have over five hundred vital functions including production of bile, metabolism of protein and carbohydrates, storing vitamins, and detoxification. This makes it very important to always detox it in order to keep it working at its best. Apart from getting rid of all the toxic substances that will have build up, here are some of the other benefits of liver cleansing.


Benefits of Liver Cleansing

Immune system support – Since the liver is responsible for the removal of toxins from the body, cleansing it makes your immune system stronger.

Supports whole body detox – As the liver removes toxic substances from the body, there are some little amounts of toxins that remains in it. With time there is buildup of too many toxins which will need you to detox it to make it work well again.

Increasing vitality - By cleansing the liver, you will have restored it to its peak working condition. This in turn will help breakdown fats thus make your skin look healthier and younger.

Weight loss – Cleansing promotes bile production which is used to break down fats. It is therefore important to detox if you want to lose weight.


How efficient your liver works depends on the constant supply of antioxidant nutrients to it. One of the major antioxidants that you can use to detoxification the liver is Glutathione. This antioxidant enzyme protects the liver cells from radical damage and also protects them from ENVIRONMENTAL damage. It also protects the liver cells from toxic substances that are produced by the body itself. Another antioxidant that has proven to be one of the most potent liver-protecting substances is silymarin. It I responsible for the stimulation of new liver cells production and can even stimulate glutamine levels up to 35 percent. It is very important to cleanse your liver regularly to always keep it clean and realize these health benefits.



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Say NO to GMO in America
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Date: December 05, 2016 10:18 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Say NO to GMO in America

Coming from over 50 countries, countless millions of people have expressed their disapproval over attempted corporate ownership of plant seeds through GMO (genetically modified organisms). Having said that, the corporations involved have assured the public that GMO is safe and want us to believe that it's more efficient at feeding the world by giving higher yields and have greater resistance to extreme weather conditions.

Safety of GMO

According to a growing number of scientists such as world leading expert Dr Don Huber GMO expert, professor of plant pathology at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, USA, there has been NO peer reviewed evidence to support the idea that GMO crops are safe. On the contrary, a vast catalogue of scientific evidence has built up over the years showing that GMO is unsafe. 

Public consumption of genetically modified crops have been accused of causing ill health in the form of allergies, cancer, birth defects and infertility. It also includes toxicity, reduced nutritional value, ENVIRONMENTAL damage and political unrest such as that with farmer's and consumer's disputes.

The Revolving Door Effect

Approval bodies like the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) decide whether or not a food or drug is fit to go out on the market for consumption.  GMO is not safe. Nor has it shown to produce higher yield, greater nutritional value or resist drought conditions better than non-GMO according to many experts such as Professor John Fagan, award-winning Geneticist, Maharishi University of Management, Iowa, USA.

Yes, of course we should say NO to GMO. It is spurred on by corporate greed and political self interest with more than its fair share of hidden ulterior motives. The technology is unimaginably potentially dangerous and could be perceived as one of the biggest threats to humanity if allowed to get out of control.

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What causes cancer? The five vectors of chemical assault on your health
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Date: December 03, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What causes cancer? The five vectors of chemical assault on your health





Cancer is a complex group of diseases with many possible causes. In this section you can learn more about the known causes of cancer, including genetic factors; lifestyle factors such as tobacco use, diet, and physical activity; certain types of infections; and ENVIRONMENTAL exposures to different types of chemicals and radiation.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you accidentally eat some bug spray that got on your food, you may get an upset stomach and even vomit, but you most likely won't die or get cancer.
  • If you get gasoline or motor oil all over your hands, or you swim in a pool for hours that's overloaded with extra chlorine, you won't die or get cancer from it.
  • The mass media has scared the hell out of people so that Big Pharma can sell millions of toxic vaccines and flu shots.

"Now imagine that the fuel that's feeding those malfunctioning clone-soldier-making machines comes from several sources."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/056063_causes_of_cancer_food_chemicals.html

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10 superfoods you can include in your daily diet to cut diabetes risk
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Date: December 01, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 superfoods you can include in your daily diet to cut diabetes risk





Include these nutrition superstars in your diabetes diet to lower blood sugar, burn fat, reduce inflammation, and gain more health benefits. Chocolate is rich in flavonoids, broccoli is an anti-diabetes superhero and Spinach is one of many leafy greens that have been shown to drop the risk of developing diabetes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Diabetes is a chronic lifestyle disorder. The probability of developing it not only depends on genetic factors but is also influenced by ENVIRONMENTAL components.
  • Include high fiber content and slow calorie-burning carbohydrates in your diet.
  • Keeping a tab on your food habits and to control diabetes does not necessarily mean that you need to live in deprivation. Only some adjustments and moderation in food intake is required.

"Eating right and maintaining a healthy body weight is the most important step towards controlling diabetes."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.hindustantimes.com/health-and-fitness/10-superfoods-you-can-include-in-your-daily-diet-to-cut-diabetes-risk/story-nnsIA5V6AE9ZuqXAZO20OO.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNF8I2sCXp8-RRnD5ZxbnRiuoOC1bA

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Benefits of stress management
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Date: November 30, 2016 01:53 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Benefits of stress management

Mental Health can be overlooked in our everyday lives but it plays a huge role in our health. Our mental state can affect us in many ways both positively and negatively. This article will be discuss the importance of Mental Health with a concentration on stress management. Stress is a significant cause of mental illness today and although we can't eradicate it, we can manage it It is important to understand that not all stress is negative. Stress may occur prior to weddings, graduations, or even social gatherings, but no matter the source of stress, your bodies respond the same. Also, some stress is good for you in order to manage skills needed for survival such as fight or flight.

Experts suggest a combination of physical, social, ENVIRONMENTAL, and psychological approaches to managing stress. When we are stressed, we encounter General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS). GAS is your complex physiological responses that happen as a result of the stress and has three phases. The first phase of GAS is the alarm phase. The alarm phase occurs when we sense there is a stressor present (Body doesn't sense whether it is a good or bad stressor), everything becomes heightened and hormones respond. The seconds phase of GAS is called the resistance phase. During the resistance phase your body resists stress to get your it back to homeostasis. If you can't rid the stress you move into exhaustion The last phase, exhaustion, occurs when your body is tired and can't fight anymore to get it back to homeostasis. Physical or emotional tension is often a good indicator of stress.


Below is a short list of symptoms from stress.

  • Tension and irritability
  • Fear and anxiety about the future
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Being numb to one's feelings
  • Loss of interest in normal activities
  • Loss of appetite

We all experience some level of stress on a regular basis but as I mentioned before, too much can be harmful to your body. Below I have listed ways in which you can deal with and reduce stress levels.

Take Care of Yourself


Taking care of yourself seems self-explanatory for many but as we enter the exhaustion phase our attention to self-care begins to decline. Eat a healthy diet, get plenty of sleep, treat yourself, and maintain your normal routine.

Stay Active


It is often said that exercise is the most underused stress reliever and this is 100% true. Working out forces you to take your mind off of the stressors and focus on what you are doing and nothing else. Get in a gym or go for a run to lower your stress levels.

Social Support


Being able to talk to someone during stressful times is very important. Connect with a friend or family member that you will listen to what you want to get off your mind. This can be very helpful for stress reduction.

Avoid Alcohol or Drugs


People often turn to drugs and alcohol in times of stress but fail to realize they only provide temporary relief. Once your "high" or "buzz" wears off, you will more than likely feel worse than before. Alcohol and drugs add to stress and do not help to reduce its impact. I hope this information helps you to recognize when you are stressed and how to handle it Stress is a serious issue that we tend to overlook. Stress is usually a catalyst for other illnesses such as anxiety to occur.

In conclusion chamomile will help you zap stress and unwind and have healthy life.


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Microbes in your gut influence age-related macular degeneration
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Date: November 29, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Microbes in your gut influence age-related macular degeneration





Age-related macular degeneration affects over 10 million people in North America. A study performed in Montreal has recently discovered that bacteria in our guts may be the culprit behind a specific form of the disease called blinding wet age-related macular degeneration. The bacteria cause inflammation that leads to deposits of fat debris in the back of the eyes and destruction of nerve cells. It is suggested that diets with high fat intake alter the stomach bacteria and make it possible for this scenario to occur.

Key Takeaways:

  • Current treatments becomes less effective with time. It is therefore important to find new ways to prevent the onset of this debilitating disease.
  • While many studies on the genetics of AMD have identified several genes that predispose to AMD, no single gene can account for development of the disease.
  • Epidemiological data suggests that in men, overall abdominal obesity is the second most important ENVIRONMENTAL risk factor, after smoking, for progression to late-stage blinding AMD.

"Among the series of experiments conducted as part of this study, the group performed fecal transfers from mice receiving regular fat diets, compared to those receiving a high fat diet, and found a significant amelioration of wet AMD"



Reference:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161115111437.htm

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One in seven children suffer high air pollution: UNICEF
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Date: November 04, 2016 07:49 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: One in seven children suffer high air pollution: UNICEF



A recent announcement from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has highlighted the risk that air pollution poses to the world's children. The agency reported that 1 in 7 children around the world are commonly exposed to high levels of air pollution. This ENVIRONMENTAL and health crisis is most common in South Asia.

Key Takeaways:

  • 7-18 for talks on global warming, to restrict use of fossil fuels to give twin benefits of improved health and slower climate change.
  • Worldwide, the WHO estimates that outdoor air pollution killed 3.7 million people in 2012, including 127,000 children aged under five. Factories, power plants and vehicles using fossil fuels, dust and burning of waste were among sources.
  • Indoor air pollution, often caused by coal- or wood-burning cooking stoves used in homes in developing nations, killed even more people, 4.3 million, of whom 531,000 were aged under five, it said.

"Almost one in seven children worldwide live in areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution, mostly in South Asia, and their growing bodies are most vulnerable to damage, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Monday."



Reference:

//www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-pollution-idUSKBN12V00J?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FhealthNews+%28Reuters+Health+News%29


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Your Mood and mental health
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Date: September 20, 2016 11:52 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Your Mood and mental health

Bipolar disorder is a terrible mental disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by periods of severe depression, followed by periods of extreme euphoria. It can be rapid cycling, which means the person with the disease goes through many moods a day.

As far as bipolar causes go, this is what science knows so far. There is still much to be learned about this condition, but as far as we know thus far, this disorder can be caused by several factors, such as:


  • -Chemical imbalances
  • -Genetics
  • -Side effects from medication
  • -ENVIRONMENTAL sensitivities, such as allergies



Each person is different so that the cause may be different in your neighbor than in you. This can make treatment a tricky proposition. Sometimes medications work wonders, while at other times, a change in diet or even allergy shots can do the trick. The point is that experimentation may be necessary to determine what is causing the disorder in a particular person, and to decide which type of treatment is best.

No matter what has caused bipolar disorder in a particular person, treatment will be needed. That treatment almost always consists of some psychotropic medication.

The most important thing to remember about bipolar disorder causes is that they are different in everyone, but that treatments can and do work, so help is available if you go out and get it.

Once you figure out what the underlying cause such as brain chemistry, then you can take a natural approach to help boost serotonin or dopamine. 

Always remember to be careful if on MAO inhibitors or SSRI inhibitors before taking natural remedies like 5-htp or dopabean to mess with serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain.


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Eye Inflammation and one Herb To Prevent It!
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Date: September 20, 2016 11:34 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Eye Inflammation and one Herb To Prevent It!

What is eye inflammation?


Inflammation is a process by which bodies react against infection, injury or irritation. Inflammation may occur due to quite harmless substances such as dust or even pollen grains. Body's immune system can also react against its own tissues to cause an autoimmune reaction. Inflammation of the eye occurs in response to irritation, injury, autoimmune disorders, or allergies. An inflamed eye often appears red, watery and in most cases, painful. Such eye inflammation affects all ages and lasts from a few minutes to months and years depending on the causative agent or other underlying disease conditions. It can affect one eye or both the eyes.

What are the signs and symptoms of an inflamed eye?

Inflammation of eyes can affect the surrounding soft tissues such as eyelids. The primary signs of inflammation include redness of the eye, swelling, increased warmth in the affected eye and excessive tearing. Other symptoms are causal in nature. These include-

Bruising: It is mainly observed on the eyelids. Bruising usually stems from an eye trauma/injury.

Increased Sensitivity: The affected eye has an increased sensitivity to bright light (photophobic). Other visual changes that may be noticed are blurred vision or loss of vision.

Pus Discharge: There is increased pus discharge in the affected eye. It is noticeable in the morning with the stickiness of the eyelids.

Bulging of Eyes: Bulging or protruding of the eye signifies swelling of the eyes.

Watery Eyes: Affected areas secrete excessive tears due to irritation.

Dryness: Depending on the underlying diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome, dryness of mucous membrane occurs. Dry eyes tend to become itchy and gritty.

Other prominent symptoms include general body swelling (edema), respiratory problems or change in level of consciousness, which indicate a serious problem and it is advisable to visit a physician.

What are the causes of eye inflammation?


Eye inflammation is a response to infections, allergies, injury to the eye, or autoimmune diseases. Some of the common causes of eye inflammation include:

Allergic reaction: Many individuals develop allergic reactions to substances which are not compatible with their body. Reaction to ENVIRONMENTAL allergens such as dust and pollen grains is the most common cause of irritation of the eye which leads to inflammation. Other common allergic substances include drugs, some foods, and insect bites such as bee sting.

Infections: Eye inflammation due to infections is common in people with low hygiene standards. Cleaning eyes twice a day, in the morning and before sleep at night, is advised to prevent infections. Women who use mascara are advised to wash their make-up before sleeping to prevent its adverse reaction with eyes.

Traumatic Injury: The eye is prone to injuries due to its exposure to the environment. Common injuries that cause eye inflammation include blunt trauma, corneal abrasion, irritants such as chemicals, orbital fractures or insect bites.

Autoimmune diseases: Inflammation of the eye could be a manifestation of an underlying autoimmune disease. In such a case, the body might develop inflammatory response towards tissues of the eyes. Some of the common diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, Behcet's syndrome (cause ulcers and abrasions), and Sjogren's syndrome (cause dryness of mucous membranes causing itchiness).

Contact lenses: People who use contact lenses are at a higher risk of getting an inflamed eye. Contact lenses should be kept clean to avoid importation of irritant substances and infections into the eye.

How is an inflamed eye treated?


In many cases inflammation of the eye does not need treatment as it lasts for a few minutes. In case the inflammation exceeds four days, there is a need to see the doctor to determine any underlying causes.

Inflammation of the eyes can be relieved in the following ways:

  1. Clean the eyelids in the morning and evening.
  2. Rub gently from outside to inside with a wet cotton swab.
  3. Lay a warm wet cloth on the eyes. This relieves the symptoms of the inflamed eye.
  4. Avoid wearing contact lenses as they can worsen the symptoms of eye inflammation.
  5. Visit the doctor for comprehensive treatment. The doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce inflammation while evaluating any underlying diseases.

The one single most important herb anybody can take to reduce inflammation, in the eye as well as systemic inflammation is "curcumin."  Curcumin is the most powerful substance discovered so far in nature which naturally lowers inflammation with zero side effects.  If you have followed the above list of ways to help reduce inflammation and you still struggle with eye inflammation,  consider taking curcumin daily to eliminate inflammation throughout the body!


For more information visit: //www.webmd.com/first-aid/eyelid-inflammation-blepharitis-treatment

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What Exactly Do Friendly Bacteria Do In The Intestinal Tract?
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Date: December 07, 2015 01:04 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: What Exactly Do Friendly Bacteria Do In The Intestinal Tract?

Contrary to the popular belief that all bacteria are bad for your health, there are friendly bacteria that are very beneficial to your health. The friendly bacteria are mainly found in the colon, which is also known as the large intestine. The small intestine also has friendly bacteria. The first section of the intestine, the esophagus and the stomach are mostly bacteria-free due to the deterrent effect caused by the strong stomach acid as well as the high level of digestive enzymes in this areas.

The friendly bacteria that are found in the intestinal tract are very important to the human digestive system. They are responsible for producing enzymes that digest polysaccharides in plant cell walls. Some of the plant materials that you eat on a daily basis contribute to the fiber in your diet. The fiber is very important for a healthy colon. The enzymes that are released by the friendly bacteria usually make sure that most of the nutritional value of the plant materials that you eat does not go to waste.

Digestive System

Some bacteria in the intestinal tract usually make vitamin K, which is necessary for the formation of new bone and blood clotting. They also make the vitamins from the B group. These types of vitamins are very difficult to get from the food that you eat every day. Attempts of humans to manufacture them have not been fruitful so far. The beneficial bacteria are also very helpful in stimulating the immune system and maintaining optimum pH. They may also help in digesting or breaking down hormones that are not required anymore, drugs, and ENVIRONMENTAL substances that carry the risk of causing cancer.

Friendly bacteria also prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the intestinal tract. When an ideal pH of the colon is maintained (which should be between 6.7 and 6.9), the growth of harmful bacteria such as shigella which causes diarrhea, salmonella which causes food poisoning, and e.coli which can cause kidney failure and intestinal disease is inhibited. The beneficial bacteria also produce volatile fatty acid which works together with other acids in the intestinal tract to suppress the survival of yeast (candida) and fungus.

Normalizing bowel movements is another function that the friendly bacteria play in the intestinal tract. They do this by decreasing the time that waste products usually take to move through the digestive system. They also aid in correcting diarrhea and stopping constipation. Good bacteria also stimulate the formation of antibodies that protect your body against infectious diseases. They make your immunity strong.

Another important thing that good bacteria do in the digestive system is removing toxic elements. They deactivate various organisms that are in food or produced by other organisms. This is mainly done by a bacterium called Lactobacillus acidophilus. The friendly bacteria are also instruments in reducing cholesterol, improving fat digestion by providing mobile acids, and protecting against cancer.

Gas problems are also eliminated by the good bacteria. They also sweeten your breath, which would be a foul-smelling waste if bad bacteria take over the intestinal tract. Production of lactase enzyme is another thing that good bacteria do. This enzyme is necessary for digesting milk and milk products when they get to the digestive system. Without it, allergies will be a sure thing.



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Rhodiola an ancient medicinal plant to help you cope with modern life
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Date: September 08, 2015 09:28 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Rhodiola an ancient medicinal plant to help you cope with modern life

The plant Rhodiola Rosea, most commonly known as Rose Root, and also by the names Golden Root, King's Crown, Lignum Rhodium,Racine Dorée or Rodia Riza, is recognized throughout the world for its many proprieties and has been used since antiquity to treat and prevent a number of conditions - it has even been featured in De Materia Medica written by the ancient physician Dioscorides.  This Scandinavian herb, is native to the arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and even Alaska.

Rhodiola

It is an adaptogen, a substance that can normalize bodily functions and augment resistance to physical, chemical and ENVIRONMENTAL stress. It is also neuroprotective, thus, promoting longevity. There has been evidences of its use as a medicinal plant, under many names, in both Greek and Chinese medicine, but there are also accounts of its use by other past populations like the Vikings.

Rhodiola has been used to promote vitality both physical and psychological, since it can reduce fatigue and exhaustion, and conversely increase stamina, strength and mental capacity.

Nowadays, it has been used to improve daily life: for increasing sexual performance and hearing, to treat depression and to counter, aging and certain heart disorders. It is also used by athletes to reduce recovery time after long workouts.  There are even some that use the rhodiola plant to prevent against common colds.

However, since there hasn't been long term studies on humans, there isn't of yet confirmation of some of the benefits of this medicinal plant. While there isn't reliable information pertaining to side effects, pregnant and lactating women should consult their physicians prior to taking rhodiola or avoid it for the duration of the pregnancy and breastfeeding.


References

//www.herbwisdom.com/herb-rhodiola.html

//examine.com/supplements/rhodiola-rosea/

//www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-883-rhodiola%20%28roseroot%29.aspx?activeingredientid=883&activeingredientname=rhodiola%20%28roseroot%29


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Peruvian Maca
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Date: September 17, 2014 05:25 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Peruvian Maca

maca rootWhat is a Maca Root?

Maca Root is one of the roots and tuber harvests of higher protein content. Until late years, this nutritious base of the Andes was little or nothing known for the lion's share of the individuals thereof, Peru (aside from the tenants of the Andes) and obviously overlooked by whatever is left of the world.

Maca (otherwise called Peruvian Maca or Maca Andina) has an astonishing quality to develop to remarkable statures: from 3800 to 4800 meters high in the most cold Andes mountains, where temperatures are amazing, from exceptional hotness morning to ice on the night, frigid winds, snow and persevering high power of daylight. In this antagonistic region, where there is little oxygen, there is uncommon vegetation develop just potatoes and maca sharp. There are no trees, no plants, just a couple of centimeters tall.

This tuber, irrelevant part of the tuberous root size and state of a typical radish, is effectively dried under the sun and keeps up its nutritious qualities, with elevated amounts of iron, for a few years stockpiling. It is brilliant nourishment and Incas additionally utilized it for its richness improving activity and its impact on sexual conduct.

There have been various effective studies on the action manure Peruvian maca creatures and people. In 1980, researchers from Germany and North America who were doing investigations of the herbs in Peru, rekindled enthusiasm toward its momentum Maca, naming it "the lost products of the Incas."
A percentage of the elements that have been recognized: amino acids, proteins, vitamins, minerals, follow components and auxiliary metabolites.

Maca - History:

Anthropological confirmation has been found in the development of maca in Peru since 1600 BC. The Incas considered Maca as a blessing from the divine beings. They additionally develop maca as nourishment, Lamac - developed in the Andes utilized for religious services and custom moves. Spanish accounts report that amid the victory of Peru, creatures brought from Spain not play ordinarily as of right now, the locals cautioned the vanquishers who nourished their creatures with maca, with what they got the levels of typical generation.

Concerning the stretcher, Father Cobo, amid the pilgrim time, he said: "Maca develops in the most rough and frosty of the good countries where there are chances to develop any plant sustenance."

Maca - Morphology and plant science

Maca is a biennial plant statures conduct, being pollinated toward oneself, cleistogamous, with a five-month conceptive stage and with a blossom that keeps going two roots.

Maca Root: Roots have shades extending from light yellow to dark through the tan, purple, and so on with sizes of 3-6 cm. transverse measurement of 4-7 cm. longitudinal, in the same way as a radish (reversed cone). The root is first in the improvement of items. There is no true distinction in taste or substance organization as the color of the root.

Stem: Short, subtle, in the same way as a carrot or radish.

Leaves: rosette, made with flanges sheath, petiole length with the top leveled. Limbo compound, has a length of 6 to 9 cm; the basal and cauline pinnatifid are somewhat lessened.

Inflorescence:  group compound and infrequently basic. The blooms structure bunches, are helper bisexual, actinomorphic, green light and little, white pre-flowering calyx and corolla with 4 free petals somewhat bent at the peak.

Soil grown foods: units somewhat amagrinado. With a solitary seed in each one cell, ovoid, yellowish-red, 1-2 mm. wide.

Maca – Cultivation

Cultivola Maca is developed fundamentally for its tuberous root is naturally known as hipocolito (eg radish, turnip). The maca plant has the astonishing quality to develop to unprecedented statures (from 3800 to 4800 meters) in the unfriendly Puna Peruvian where temperatures are great: the serious high temperature of the morning to the sub zero frost of the night.

The puna is a pleasant yet great condition in this ENVIRONMENTAL locale is uncommon vegetation, just potatoes become astringent and maca. The air contains little oxygen, the sun is amazingly exceptional and extremely solid winds, it is consequently that no trees and plants have just a couple of centimeters tall.
Maca planting is carried out from September to December. The seeds are scattered in the fields to be reaped in 6 to 8 months. After Recolta the roots to dry in the sun for 2 months, amid which they lose 75% of its unique weight. This moderate drying methodology causes the maca change of taste: an intense hot taste with a caramel flavor. The dried root could be put away for 4 years without losing its properties.

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What Is GMO and Why Should We Avoid It?
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Date: June 21, 2014 02:40 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Is GMO and Why Should We Avoid It?

Cause of GMO

gmoGMO's have been classified by the American Academy of ENVIRONMENTAL Medicine as unhealthy, they were able to prove that GMO when ingested can cause organ damage, gastrointestinal as well as immune system disorders. This is due to the fact that GMO contains materials that are left behind the body, it can cause long term problems like accelerated aging as well as infertility. The genes inserted into a genetically modified crop like corn, can get transferred into the DNA of bacteria that is living inside the human body, this interaction can lead to a number of long term health problems.

Negative effects of genetically modified products have been observed in 1996, this was due to the number of Americans expressing a number of illnesses after consuming foods that have been engineered for 9 years.

Allergies increased including digestive problems and autism, while other research has yet to support this claim, many non-profit organizations such as Greenpeace are already making campaigns against the production of GMO infused crops and meat.

What are the other negative impacts of GMO?

1. Cancer causing components - GMO according to the American Public Health Association and American Nurses Association, have stated that the growth hormone present from cow’s milk treated by hormone IGF-1 can lead to cancer.

2. Long term negative effects on the body - GMO components can contaminate forever, it can cross pollinate, and the seeds can travel. Once it infects a certain area, it can contaminate the entire gene pool. This means, that the health of future generations is already compromised and for this reason, the production has to be stopped right away before it infects more population.

3. Dangerous side effects - the mere process of creation of GMO's can produce toxins, carcinogens, allergens and nutritional deficiencies.

The direct production and consumption is already endangering a number of species including bees.

Many governments continue to remain lax about the issue, GMOs are illegally being sold and created in many countries, and people need to learn as much as they can in order to learn how they can prevent GMO products from entering their market.

Sources

//www.responsibletechnology.org/10-Reasons-to-Avoid-GMOs

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All that you may need to know about antioxidants
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Date: November 05, 2013 10:00 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: All that you may need to know about antioxidants

 antioxidant foodsAll that you may need to know about antioxidants

Oxidants are elements whose main role is to protect your cells from the harmful effects of free radicals. Free radicals, on their part, are molecules that may be produced by the body when it breaks down food. These molecules may also be produced when your body is exposed to ENVIRONMENTAL factors like tobacco smoking and radiation. It is worth noting that free radicals have the ability of wrecking damage to cells and causing such diseases as cancers and heart complications. Over the years, studies have consistently revealed that diets high in antioxidants are essential in preventing diseases like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular diseases.

Main Source of Antioxidant

The main source of antioxidants is fruits and vegetables. Amazingly, all foods rich in antioxidants are high in fiber, low fat, and are also excellent sources of important vitamins and minerals. It is also important to add that fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants have bright colors, including purple, yellow, red and orange.

Type of Antioxidant

The five main types of antioxidants are beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, Zinc, and selenium. Others are lucopene and lutein. Beta-carotene (and other carotenoids), can be derived from a long list of fruits and vegetables. Some of these are asparagus, apricot, broccoli, water melon, sweet potato, kale, mango, turnip and peaches.

Vitamin C, as a major and critical antioxidant, can be obtained from kiwi, broccoli, honeydew, kale, orange, papaya, nectarines, strawberries, and snow peas among others.

Vitamin E, another major vitamin antioxidant, can be derived from spinach, red peppers, sunflower seeds, papaya, pumpkin and carrots among others.

Zinc and selenium are other antioxidants that are essential in maintaining overall body health and boosting the immune system. Common sources of zinc include red meat, poultry, oysters, dairy products, and whole grain foods. Selenium, on the other hand, can be obtained from foods such as tuna, nuts, whole grains, and beef.

Fact About Antioxidant

The most important fact to realize is that popular sources of antioxidants are fruits and vegetables. Where possible, these foods should be eaten raw or steamed. Boiling will do more harm than good.

References:

  1. //www.webmd.com/food-recipes/antioxidants-your-immune-system-super-foods-optimal-health

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Interesting Facts About Activated Charcoal
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Date: November 03, 2013 12:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Interesting Facts About Activated Charcoal

 How Activated Charcoal is Made

charcoalActivated charcoal is very similar to normal charcoal which is made from coconut shell, wood, petroleum, peat or coal. To make activated charcoal, the common charcoal is heated in the presence of some gases like argon, oxygen or nitrogen in a variety of processes, namely; physical or chemical activation. These processes open up millions of tiny pores between the present carbon atoms. These pores help the charcoal to easily trap select chemicals in a process known as adsorption. It is known by a myriad of names from Animal charcoal, Gas black to lamp black etc.

Uses of Activated Charcoal

The earliest documented usage of activated charcoal was reported in the early 19th century in England where it was sold as charcoal biscuits. It was generally administered as an antidote to a wide variety of stomach problems and flatulence. It has since gained mainstream usage for a wide variety of ailments and can either be sold as an over the counter drug in certain countries as tablets or capsules or be prescribed by doctors in hospitals. It can also be used for pre-hospital purposes in emergency treatments.

One of the main uses of activated charcoal has been in treating instances of overdoses and poisonings in the human body. It does this by adsorption (attaching to the poison by chemical attraction) thereby preventing its absorption in the gastrointestinal tract. It is also known to interrupt the enteroenteric circulation of some toxins and drugs thereby preventing poisoning. The correct dosage is usually 1 gram per kilogram of body mass and is usually given once to the patient even though in very acute instances it can be given to the patient more than once. Apart from the adsorption process, activated charcoal can also be used to filter out any harmful drugs from affected person’s blood stream. It is worth noting though that for long term accumulation of toxins in the body through a variety of methods such as toxic herbicide infection, that the use of activated charcoal to reverse the effects will not be successful.

References:

  1. //www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-269-ACTIVATED CHARCOAL.aspx?activeIngredientId
  2. //science.howstuffworks.com/ENVIRONMENTAL/energy/question209.htm
  3. //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activated_carbon

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What Are A List Of Detox Foods?
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Date: January 03, 2013 12:12 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are A List Of Detox Foods?

A quick search online will undoubtedly result in you managing to come across a list of detox foods that various experts claim will help you to just cleanse your body of various toxins in an entirely natural way. There are clearly a number of health benefits associated with doing this, but prior to starting you do need to have a firm understanding as to which foods or herbs are the best and indeed some of these will now be discussed below.

Eating practices

First on the list is fruit in general and you should look at eating several pieces every single day in order to really get the benefit from them. The reason why they are so good is due to the amount of liquid that is contained within them and this helps the body to flush out those toxins and when you combine this with the number of vitamins, fiber, antioxidants and nutrients, then you get a powerful food that can do you a lot of good.

Greens:

Another food group that deserves to be on a list are your greens and the reason why the likes of spinach, kale, and chard are so good is thanks to the amount of chlorophyll that is contained within them. Chlorophyll is great as it boosts your digestive system, but more than that it has been shown to help your liver to detox itself and this is key since the liver plays a central role in your system due to it filtering waste and toxins and processing them correctly. You will also find that chlorophyll helps your body to clear out various ENVIRONMENTAL toxins that we breathe in on a daily basis and this alone can really improve your body.

One type of food that deserves to be mentioned on its own is garlic and you should certainly look at eating more of it on a regular basis due to the positive effects it has on your body. It is so important because it entices your liver into producing more of the correct enzymes that will lead to your body being able to detoxify itself and in particular to help remove those toxins from the digestive system, so do add it to your recipes as much as you can and you will certainly benefit from doing so. 

Raw Vegetables:

Other types of foods that you may wish to consider include some raw vegetables and you may wish to juice them and have them that way rather than simply eating them. The main ones to look at include:

  • onion
  • carrots
  • cabbage
  • beet
  • asparagus
  • kale

As with other things listed above they work by helping your liver to deal with the various toxins in your system. These vegetables are also good because of their naturally high levels of things such as glutathione and sulphur, so consider just eating them as nature intended to really benefit from doing so.

Finally, you should also consider using more herbs if you wish to detox and there are several that should play a key role due to their various properties. Two that you will have heard of are ginger and turmeric and they will tackle your immune system and your digestion process and by balancing them out it helps your body when it comes to getting rid of the toxins.

Others that should be included are gymnena due to it being good for your blood sugar levels, neem due to it helping to purify your blood, guduchi as it will cleanse your liver, and mangistha as this will boost your lymphatic system and since this is linked to your immune system you are going to need to have both working perfectly if you want your body to cleanse itself.

What has been attempted here is to point you in the direction of certain types of foods that can help you to detox rather than simply listing one after the other. You are advised to try to include as many as possible when going through the detox process and by doing so you will feel the benefit that comes from removing those toxins from your system and enjoy the increase in health and energy that comes with it.

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Supremacy of Pea Protein Over The Other Protein Sources
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Date: March 01, 2012 08:53 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Supremacy of Pea Protein Over The Other Protein Sources

Supremacy of Pea Protein Over The Other Protein Sources

Protein is essential for your overall health and it is considered as the valuable source of energy. You can meet your daily protein requirements by eating various animal products such as meat and milk. It can also be obtained by consuming some dietary supplements. Pea protein is a new alternative protein powder, which is manufactured by using yellow peas. This is allergen free, easily absorbable and coming with great taste.

Pea protein is ideal for people who are intolerant to lactose. You can also use it if you cannot digest milk and meat properly. Due to the high digestion rate, this protein is used to complement non dairy foods, pastas, beverages, and a number of meal replacement shakes. You can also regulate your appetite effectively and can reduce weight significantly by using pea protein.

If you consume pea protein before and after your weight training session, you can achieve your body building goal very easily. This protein contains chain amino acids, which is helpful for restoring your muscle. It is also beneficial for treating some chronic diseases like kidney problems.

Benefits of Pea Protein over Other Protein Sources

Pea Protein Vs Whey Protein

Compared to other protein supplements, whey protein is very popular because of high biological values and chain amino acids. Your body can also absorb it very quickly. However, it is also very allergic due to the presence of lactose or casein. Though whey protein is coming either without or very less content of these two products, bovine serum albumin, alpha-lactalbumin, and beta-lactoglobulin in whey protein are highly allergenic. The cholesterol content in whey protein is also very high.

Pea Protein Vs Soy Protein

Soy protein cannot be considered as an effective alternative and it also contains high allergens. If you eat more soy protein, chances of developing allergies will also be very high. If the phytates content is not removed, soy protein prevents the absorption of major minerals like calcium. If soy protein has not been fermented, it can contain potent enzyme inhibitors, which leads to the blockage of the activities of trypsin and the other enzymes needed for the digestion of protein. This leads to the formation of gas and the promotion of pathological conditions in pancreas. Once, soy oil industry considered soy protein as a waste product and it was used as cattle feed.

Pea Protein Vs Milk Protein

Milk is the primary source of protein but the milk protein supplements create problems such as diarrhea, stomach cramps, gas, etc. You may also develop lactose intolerance due to the consumption of milk protein. A large number of food allergies, such as fatigue, constipation, diarrhea, etc, are caused by milk products. It can also cause asthma and sinus infections.

Pea is a member of plant family and there is no need of using complicated methods for extracting protein. These are also grown in ENVIRONMENTALly friendly way. The defenses of your body can be broken down due to exercise, aging and stress. When you become old, you will be more vulnerable to diseases, infections, oxidative damages, and tissue degeneration. These problems can be solved by using pea protein powder.

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Grape Seed or Pine Bark Extract, Which Is Best?
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Date: October 27, 2011 07:26 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Grape Seed or Pine Bark Extract, Which Is Best?

Pine Bark Vs Grape Seed Extract

Pine Bark Extract and Grape Seed Extract are two well known products that are effectual in combating ADD. Pycnogenol however, is more expensive since it is a patented form of pine bark extract that is being sold in many health stores world-wide. The potent properties of both Pycnogenol and Grape Seed Extract are their proanthocyanidins or flavan-3-ols contents that are normally found in fruits and vegetables. The reason why these chemicals are beneficial is their capacity in aiding vitamin C to work better for the brain. Vitamin C is essential for the production of norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine (neurotransmitters involved in ADD). Vitamin C is also useful in providing the body with antioxidants that can help fight free radicals that are very injurious for your health and may lead to a dreadful disease such as cancer. In addition, another role of vitamin C in the body is its capacity to aid the body in chelating detrimental toxic heavy metals by flushing them out from the body.

Pine Bark Extract and Grape Seed Extract are also effective natural anti-histamines anti-inflammatory agents and immune boosters. Both extracts are also proven to be influential in terms of regulating enzymes that have significant effects in metabolism. Since the extracts are able to inhibit the breakdown of dopamine and norepinephrine, then it will also lead to a faster reuptake of dopamine.

Active Ingredients

Proanthocyanidins has been the subject of interest by many researchers in the scientific investigations that they have conducted because of its promising effects that could treat various venous conditions. The compound has been proven to be effectual in strengthening the walls of your capillaries, arteries and veins hence, is very useful in protecting you from ailments that involves the mentioned vital body parts.

The benefits of Pine Bark and Grape Seed are already published in many health magazines worldwide as well as in many TV shows like the 60 minutes. The antioxidant content of the extracts derived from Pine Bark and Grape Fruit contains liberal amounts of antioxidants that also acts as an antimugenic agent hence, could prevent DNA mutation. Since the extracts have such innate capability of inhibiting the mutation of DNA, it can be a cure to many chronic degenerative diseases that are caused by ENVIRONMENTAL mutagens.

Another benefit of OPCs is its relevant effects on peripheral venous insufficiency. This specific problem in the legs causes so much pain and discomfort which could also lead to disability. With OPC, relevant improvement in the condition could be noted as evidenced by a decrease in the pain felt, edema and cramps.

Comparing both extracts in terms of efficacy is so difficult to determine because Pine Bark Extract and Grape Seed Extract has similar components that are all beneficial to one’s health. The compounds that both extracts have are very useful to one’s health therefore comparing the two would be rootless considering all the health benefits that both extracts could offer.

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Does Stress Deplete The Body Of Minerals?
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Date: September 24, 2011 04:06 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Does Stress Deplete The Body Of Minerals?

Minerals

Heavy traffic after a long day’s work, trying to sleep and your neighbour’s dog keeps barking and when you wake up in the morning your kids show you their report cards and they failed a couple of subjects then you’re late in getting to work because you had to have that discussion with your kids, you get called off into the boss’ office and he tells you that what you’re doing and the reasons behind it are unacceptable. That’s stress, in the modern world many people believe although there are no conclusive studies about it yet, stress is the number one silent killer in the world.

I mean think about it, aside from the health implications, how many violent acts have been caused by stressed People? Every day in the news you see stressed out people doing things they probably will not do otherwise had they controlled there stress factors. Stress and its health effects though in a more minor scale has been proven to exist like stress induced ulcers or allergies induced by stress so having more detrimental effects to the health is not that far fetch. So in the question of whether the body can be depleted by stress of minerals I would say yes however more than that lets find out how.

Stress and Minerals

Commonly stress is triggered by ENVIRONMENTAL circumstances which in turn if left unattended can lead to depression however recent studies have come across more evidence that the true culprit maybe a chemical imbalance in the brain. This is where we see that initial relationship between stress and minerals as certain mineral depletion in the body can lead to inefficient functioning of vital organs and one of them is the brain which is where stress just like any other emotion we have originates. In the US, modernisation has depleted our soil of its mineral contents which in turn also affects the food we eat. Aside from food intake, mineral deficiency can also be caused by an underlying heath issue that an individual may have.

From diarrhea to malnutrition the possibilities are wide. Another way that stress has been proven to be related to minerals is in the way it is absorbed. Many studies have shown that some minerals are affected by stress due to inhibiting its absorption in some way. The key for this inhibition property of stress for proper mineral absorption is in the chemicals and hormones it initiates the body to release. When the body is stressed, the normal response for it is to release hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol.

These substances counteract the efficient absorption process that our body otherwise will have if they were in absence. Different minerals maybe affected in different ways but nonetheless affected. Calcium for example will not be absorbed well by the bones in the presence of cortisol and with high adrenaline levels magnesium may be lost through urine and potassium is another mineral that does not react well with cortisol and has marked stress as an inhibitor for its absorption because of this.

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Acne Treatment of Different Skin Types
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Date: September 20, 2011 11:30 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Acne Treatment of Different Skin Types

Not everyone has the same skin type, and if you have acne, then the treatment could be dependent on your skin type. Before discussing the different acne treatments available, therefore, it will be necessary to discuss the various skin types.

Skin types are graded in a number of ways, anything from 3 types to several. Here we shall discuss more than the normal three (oily, dry and normal) but instead look at seven.

1. Normal Skin

Normal skin looks evenly colored and textured, firm and smooth without larger pores. People with normal skin probably had mild acne when at high school, but cleared up fairly quickly during the teenage years without specialized treatment or scarring. Acne in this type of skin normally requires only mild topical treatment and a mild antibiotic face wash to keep the pores clean of dead skin cells.

Treatments designed to reduce sebum production could result in dry skin susceptible to ENVIRONMENTAL damage. What must be kept in mind is that the prime cause of acne is excessive production of skin oil, correctly known as sebum, becoming mixed with shed skin cells within the sebaceous pores and plugging them. When this plug gets infected with bacteria, the immune system leaps into action to produce puss through leucocytes attacking the bacteria, and inflammation designed to create temperature conditions alien to bacteria.

If you use treatments formulated to reduce sebum production in oily skin, then you might lose the natural skin oil needed to keep your skin waterproof and resistant to the pollution and chemical agents that can cause dermatitis.

2. Dry Skin

If you got through adolescence with few or no skin problems, and you have dry hair and your skin feels dry after washing, then you have dry skin. It is even more important with dry skin that you do not use sebum-reducing treatments, if you even get acne at all. Only the mildest acne treatments should be used if you have dry skin, thought is unlikely that you will get anything other the very mildest case if you really have dry skin.

Your skin can dry through age, so to be of a dry skin type, you should have suffered, or be suffering, these problems while you are 35 years old or under. After that age your skin tends to dry out naturally.

3. Oily Skin

This completes the trilogy of the classic skin types. Oily skin is associated with acne, and if your hair is oily, you tend to tan very easily rather than go red in the sun, and if oily make-ups, such as some foundations, tend to last only a short time, then you likely have oily skin.

You will also have suffered from acne as a teenager, and your skin will have a particular 'look'. It will often appear shiny, and will also seem to have a coarse texture with larger pores than most others seem to have. You will tend to get a lot of blackheads, not only as a teenager.

Oily skin is classically associated with acne, and it is for those with that skin type that classic treatments will be prescribed, such as antibiotics and Accutane.

Apart from these three skin types, there are others that have been defined involving a combination of these and also age.

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is associated with broken blood vessels beneath the surface of the skin, and such skin types should be treated very carefully. If creams or lotions are applied to sensitive skin they should be rubbed in very gently as it could cause bruising.

Sensitive skin is no more susceptible to acne than most other skin types although significantly less so than oily skin. For that reason, treatments for sensitive skin should be similar to that for dry skin or in most cases normal skin.

Combination skin

Combination skin has an oily zone across the forehead, and down the nose and chin, the other areas of the face being normal or dry. Such skin can also be oily along the jaw line and normal to dry everywhere else. In such cases aggressive acne treatment might be necessary in the oily zones, and more mild treatments used in the areas which are normal.

There are three other classes or skin type based upon age or condition, one being mature skin and other ailing skin and the final type, surprise, surprise, being known as acne skin. Ailing skin is caused by skin conditions other than acne, and you should get the advice of a dermatologist if you believe you have this type of skin. Mature skin on the other hand is natural and occurs with age: the skin becomes slack and loose due to a slowing down of cell growth which causes the skin to lose elasticity. There is no cure for this type of skin other than cosmetic surgery, and it is rarely affected by acne.

Acne Skin

Acne skin is normally oily and associated with blackheads, pimples and spots. It is not normally applied to serious acne conditions, being mostly associated with skin which is generally 'spotty', as opposed to mostly clear. It is debatable whether acne skin is any different from oily skin which also tends to be covered with spots and pimples, and the treatments for acne skin are no different to those for oily skin: these are Accutane, antibiotics and topical treatments such as face washes and scrubs.

If you have acne skin you must be careful about the type of cosmetics and face cleansers you use, since either could aggravate your condition. This is not restricted only to those with oily skins of course, since everyone should be aware of the effect of cosmetics and face cleansers on their skin but it is more significant with those who suffer from acne. Cosmetics cannot cause acne, but they can help to aggravate infections which have already occurred.

Although most focus is placed on those with oily skins which are more susceptible to acne, people with any type of skin should consider carefully the types of cosmetic and cleansers which they use. Contrary to what you may have heard or read, acne has nothing to do with your diet - eating fatty foods or chocolates do not cause acne, which is caused only through production of excess sebum, or skin oil, by the sebaceous glands.

Irrespective of your skin type your physician will determine the best treatment that is appropriate for your particular case of acne. This may be different for individuals and may or may not change according to skin type. Antiseptic face washes or scrubs may be appropriate for some acne cases, Accutane might be the best treatment for others, while a course of internal antibiotics such as tetracyclines may be deemed appropriate for yet other cases.

Treating acne has three distinct phases:

1. Removal of the blackheads and lesions. The removal of lesions can also involve a degree of scar removal, although that is another topic. Black heads, whiteheads and other papules can be treated by the use of facial cleansers and scrubs. They should not be squeezed since the puss inside them could be forced deeper into the skin and so lead to a more generalized infection.

2. Treatment of the bacterial infection. The typical symptoms of acne, the papules, whiteheads and blackheads, are caused by bacterial infection of the plug of sebum and dead skin cells within the sebaceous follicles. The general treatment for such infections is antibiotics, both topically and internally. Tetracycline has already been mentioned as a common internal antibiotic, and several forms of antibiotics are used in facial scrubs of which peroxides and benzoates may perhaps be rather severe for dry and sensitive skins.

3. The third phase is treatment of the causes of excessive sebum production. This is generally not entirely treatable since it is predominantly due to excessive hormonal activity at certain times of your life such as puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause. However, your physician may offer treatments such as the contraceptive pill which should be used with care.

Other treatments include agents that aid desquamation, so preventing the irregular shedding of skin cells that lead to the mixture of sebum and dead skin cells that form the plug that is so easily affected by bacterial infection.

Together these three stages of acne treatment can, if not prevent the condition, certainly reduce its extent and have less of an effect on your skin, particularly if you are the off the oily skin type. Doctors will take your skin type into consideration when determining the best acne treatment for you, although all generally this will only be with respect to topical treatments: treatments that are applied to the surface of your skin.

There are also a number of herbal treatments which are used in the treatment of various stages of acne, and many sufferers find these equally as effective as the more traditional forms of topical applications as prescribed by physicians. However given that the treatment you use is safe according to your physician, any that works for you is the acne treatment that you should likely use, irrespective of your skin type.

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