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Saffron Lift Darrell Miller 5/23/19
The 7 Proven Health Benefits of CBD Oil Darrell Miller 5/6/19
Omega-3s found to benefit children diagnosed with behavioraldisorders Darrell Miller 4/26/19
Does Hemp Oil Have Health Benefits? Darrell Miller 4/24/19
12 Proven Health Benefits of Ashwagandha Darrell Miller 4/23/19
The best adaptogens to beat stress Darrell Miller 3/18/19
Learn how gotu kola reduces stress and anxiety Darrell Miller 2/21/19
5 Trending Adaptogenic Herbs To Reduce Anxiety And Depression Darrell Miller 5/30/18
Vitamin B6 Benefits, Food Sources, Dietary Allowance & Deficiency Darrell Miller 5/22/18
The steep cost of sleep deprivation Darrell Miller 1/1/18
Why you need essential oils in your household for the fall and winter season Darrell Miller 10/14/17
Get Rid Of Varicose Veins Forever And What Causes Them! Darrell Miller 9/14/17
Your Health: Natural remedies to aid breastmilk production Darrell Miller 8/22/17
Rheumatoid arthritis: Is exercise important? Darrell Miller 7/20/17
Why you should never go gluten-free unless you have an actual allergy or disease Darrell Miller 7/15/17
Scientists stunned to learn that gut bacteria seem to have control over your moods and brain function Darrell Miller 7/13/17
Emotional Eating and Weight Gain Darrell Miller 5/28/17
What you eat could help manage depression and anxiety Darrell Miller 5/24/17
Eating your way to strong memory and mental health Darrell Miller 5/21/17
Gut bacteria may help explain benefits of breastfeeding Darrell Miller 5/15/17
Lack of sleep linked to behavioral problems in kids Darrell Miller 3/19/17
Medical cannabis - The healing pros and cons Darrell Miller 3/18/17
How Essential Oils Can Help Improve Your Life Darrell Miller 3/16/17
How diet influences our mood and mental health Darrell Miller 2/10/17
Anti-aging 'Holy Basil' herb supports natural detoxification Darrell Miller 1/27/17
People are using cacao to get high... here's the chemical that makes it happen Darrell Miller 12/24/16
For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods Darrell Miller 12/22/16
For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods Darrell Miller 12/22/16
Silent heart attack in women Darrell Miller 12/17/16
This simple ancient Japanese technique helps improve physical and mental health Darrell Miller 12/8/16
Benefits of stress management Darrell Miller 11/30/16
The USA Comes in Last Again on Health Darrell Miller 11/27/16
Is your relationship with food on the rocks? Darrell Miller 11/24/16
Hair Growth Vitamins - Are you going bald? Darrell Miller 10/29/16
What Is Fibromyagia Sydrome ? Darrell Miller 9/30/16
The Ultimate Solution To Stomach Pains Darrell Miller 9/21/16
A Simple Thing As Taking A Breath Causes Us To Age Darrell Miller 11/22/15
What Causes Candida? Darrell Miller 9/18/15
Does Garcinia Help With Weight Loss? Darrell Miller 8/17/15
Can Peppermint Tea Sooth An Upset Stomach? Darrell Miller 8/3/15
What are the Health Benefits of Beta-Glucans Darrell Miller 12/22/14
Progesterone cream can Help Wtih PMS And Menopause Darrell Miller 3/13/14
Top reasons why gluten free diet is necessary Darrell Miller 1/27/14
Can Tea Tree Oil Work As An Antiseptic? Darrell Miller 1/23/14
What Is GABA And Why Is It Important For The Brain Darrell Miller 12/21/13
Discover the Wonders of Essential Oils Darrell Miller 11/15/13
Signs of Low Blood Sugar Darrell Miller 11/8/13
What Are The Health Benefits Of Magnesium Glycinate? Darrell Miller 3/12/13
Niacin And Niacinamide? Darrell Miller 11/18/12
What Makes Neptune Krill Oil So Good For Your Health? Darrell Miller 3/24/12



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Saffron Lift
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Date: May 23, 2019 03:50 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Saffron Lift

Mood and Emotional health can dramatically impact quality of life. Through the years, I have met many people who are looking for a healthy way to support peace of mind, a sense of happiness, or Emotional balance in their lives.* When I learned about the ways standardized saffron can boost mood, I decided to combine it with BCM-95 curcumin, which has 4 published human studies demonstrating significant support for mood and Emotional balance. The unique combination of these two ingredients provides elevated levels of benefits that are unmatched by either herb alone. You too can truly feel the difference this product can make!*

The Powerful, clinical strength botanicals in Saffron Lift provides outstanding mood support!*

  • Saffron EP15 is standardized for clinically studied levels of compounds and works along unique pathways to support Emotional balance and peace of mind.* It also has an impact on "Emotional eating," and may reduce snacking between meals.
  • BCM-95 (Curcugreen) curcumin is standardized for a full spectrum of curcuminoids and is combined with turmeric essential oil with ar-turmerone for enhanced absorption and blood retention.

Not only will Saffron Life effectively life mood, it will also promote overall health and well-being in those that consume it regularly.

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The 7 Proven Health Benefits of CBD Oil
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Date: May 06, 2019 03:30 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The 7 Proven Health Benefits of CBD Oil





CBD oil has come into the spotlight recently with some amazing health benefits, so much so it is set to be sold in major retail pharmacy's such as CVS inthe very near future. CBD has many uses in the field of medicine, particularly as an over the counter remedy that if needed of long term, is safer than many of the current produces that are used as pain relievers, or that reduce anxiety and depression. One of the incredible things it does is to relieve cancer treatment symptoms, such as nausea and pain. It has also shown to improve neurological health and to stabilize blood sugars for those with diabetes.

Key Takeaways:

  • There has been a huge spike of interest in CBD oil in recent years and as this continues to grow many persons are interested in its benefits.
  • Until recently THC in marijuana received most of the attention due to its psychoactive properties but CBD in marijuana has garnered much interest.
  • Pain relief is among the top reasons that many people are paying attention to CBD oil because it has been shown that it can inhibit neural pain transmission.

"Although the use of medical marijuana is still a politically and emotionally charged topic, research shows that there may be huge benefits of the CBD oil."

Read more: https://www.longevitylive.com/live-healthier/7-proven-health-benefits-cbd-oil/

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Omega-3s found to benefit children diagnosed with behavioraldisorders
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Date: April 26, 2019 03:15 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Omega-3s found to benefit children diagnosed with behavioraldisorders





It is common knowledge that omega-3s can promote heart health, but now studies are showing that they can also help children who are suffering from behavioral disorders. A study was published within the Journal of Dietary Supplements that showed kids aged six to twelve showed great improvement in regards to their overall health status and quality of life when they were given doses of omega-3s on a regular basis. The study evaluated exactly 942 children, so the findings are quite consistent.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although Omega-3 fatty acids are well known for their health benefits on the heart, a recent study has shown that it gives good results on mental health.
  • When Omega-3 fatty acids was used on children with behavioral disorders, it was found that it helped improve their mental health and quality of life.
  • 942 children in Spain with behavioral disorders were used for the study and they were given omega-3 fatty acids for a three month period.

"To evaluate the effectiveness of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation, the researchers used the Kidscreen-10 and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaires (SDQ). The SDQ examines 25 positive and negative attributes, which are divided among five scales: emotional symptoms, conduct problems, hyperactivity or inattention, peer relationship problems, and prosocial behavior."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-17-omega-3-benefits-children-with-behavioral-disorders.html

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Does Hemp Oil Have Health Benefits?
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Date: April 24, 2019 03:42 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Does Hemp Oil Have Health Benefits?





Hemp oil is a type of CBD oil that is extracted from the hemp plant and has only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive substance in marijuana. Because the THC levels in hemp are so low (and legal), it does not give you that high affect. Hemp is high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and is a known anti-inflammatory. Some claim the fatty acids in hemp oil alleviate anxiety, physical, and emotional pain linked to PMS and other conditions. According to some research, the polyunsaturated fats in hemp oil may decrease cholesterol levels, making it a heart healthy substance. However, most hemp studies have not been conducted on humans and the substance itself has not been thoroughly tested for heavy metals, plastics or pesticides. For these reasons, it may be best to wait until hemp is more closely regulated before making it a part of your daily routine.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many persons seem to have taken on the trend that CBD oil is good for them because it has many health benefits.
  • Many persons think that hemp oil, the sister to CBD oil is good for them, and believe the claims that it is good for anxiety and sleep.
  • The difference between hemp and marijuana is that marijuana contains high amount of THC, the stuff that makes one high in cannabis, while hemp contains low amount.

"Not only does hemp oil not have any real health benefits, but it may contain stuff that's actually bad for you."

Read more: https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/a26630156/hemp-oil-benefits/

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12 Proven Health Benefits of Ashwagandha
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Date: April 23, 2019 02:37 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 12 Proven Health Benefits of Ashwagandha





Ashwagandha is known as an adaptogen herb, which means that it can support your body with overall stress, both physical and emotional. This powerful herb has been shown to support healthy blood sugar levels, decrease cortisol, and boost brain function. Ashwagandha has been used for generations to help fight depression and anxiety, providing an overall sense of wellness. Native to North Africa and India, the Ashwagandha plant is a tiny shrub adorned with yellow flowers. It is popular in Ayurvedic medicine due to its numerous health benefits. Ashwagandha is a powerful anti-inflammatory that has also been shown to inhibit the growth of tumors.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ashwagandha plant is an incredibly healthy medicinal herb that has lots of health benefits including lowering blood sugar levels, boosting brain functions and fighting anxiety.
  • The ashwagandha plant is used very importantly in ayurveda medicine which is a form of alternative medicine that is practiced in India.
  • The botanical name for the Ashwagandha plant is Withania somnifera, and the name in Sanskrit means “smell of the horse” due to its unique smell.

"The ashwagandha plant is a small shrub with yellow flowers that's native to India and North Africa. Extracts or powder from the plant's root or leaves are used to treat a variety of conditions."

Read more: https://www.ecowatch.com/ashwagandha-2630934552.html

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The best adaptogens to beat stress
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Date: March 18, 2019 05:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The best adaptogens to beat stress





Foods are often talked about for their health benefits, but little emphasis is ever placed on the mental health benefits of such foods. To reduce the stress in your life you need adaptogens into the diet. Adaptogens are herbs, spices, and mushrooms that can help relieve stress in a natural way. Ashwagandha is a powerful herb that is an antioxidant and aphrodisiac that helps with stress. The root is ground and ingested. Tulsi is another herb that is known for physical well being and can assist those with high anxiety. Two mushrooms, Reishi and Cordyceps, are very potent Adaptogens and reduce fatigue while reducing stress. It helps both physically and emotionally. Finally, the Indian gooseberry known as Amla is cheap and effective. High in vitamin C, it also enhances cognitive functions.

Key Takeaways:

  • Doctors and dietitians alike spoke volumes about the benefits of foods to help physical health but say little about foods for mental health.
  • Adaptogens are spices, herbs, and mushrooms that are used in medicine to provide stress-relief in the natural way but they are often underrated.
  • Ashwagandha is a herb that is a powerful antioxidant and aphrodisiac that can also contribute to stress relief and improve mental well-being.

"With stress being a major part of our lives today, it is imperative to make sure we get enough adaptogens into your diet."

Read more: https://www.femina.in/wellness/diet/the-best-adaptogens-to-beat-stress-114667.html

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Learn how gotu kola reduces stress and anxiety
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Date: February 21, 2019 07:57 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Learn how gotu kola reduces stress and anxiety





Gotu Kola has been studied and found to increase calm and alertness by one hundred percent in human. After only 60 minutes post ingestion the effects are demonstrated and showed a noteworthy reduction in startle response. A starting dose is three cups of gotu kola tea per day. There are a broad range of other health benefits which include boosts in cognitive function. It was found just as effective as folic acid. Alzheimer patients have also seen an improvement in mood and memory via the compound called triterpenes. Gotu Kola improves circulation and inflammation as well as aiding in restful sleep.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gotu kola despite the name does not contain any stimulant like caffeine rather it is a relaxant herb that can be taken fresh or as a tea.
  • Gotu kola can be used in culinary practice as part of recipes and also as a medicine in alternative medicine.
  • Gotu kola has a lot of health benefits which include being used to treat mental fatigue, depression, memory loss, and insomnia.

"Gotu kola is a popular herbal remedy that has a long history of being used in Ayurvedic medicine due to its healing properties that can promote mental and emotional health."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-15-learn-how-gotu-kola-reduces-stress-and-anxiety.html

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5 Trending Adaptogenic Herbs To Reduce Anxiety And Depression
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Date: May 30, 2018 09:16 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Trending Adaptogenic Herbs To Reduce Anxiety And Depression





5 Trending Adaptogenic Herbs To Reduce Anxiety And Depression

Adoptogenic herbs are herbs that help the body to achieve balance. There non-specific nature is actually their strength, as the herb works to alleviate stress, by boosting what's lacking and reining in what's excessive, from nose to toes, across the body. And since it's all about stress, the herb makes no distinction between physical or emotional stresses. Studies have shown that various psychological conditions, such as anxiety, chronic stress, acute stress and depression are impacted in a positive way by adoptogenic herbs, such as Astragalus, Holy basil, and Asian Ginger.

Key Takeaways:

  • Adaptogenics are culled from herbs, and sometimes fungi, and assist the body in dealing with stress.
  • Study shows that these extracts have a positive impact on an array of psychological complaints, including chronic stress, anxiety and depredsoo.
  • Because these natural components are non-specific, that is they were not chemically designed to aid a specific body part, they act on every cell of the entire body.

"Everyone in the health world wants a piece of the adaptogenic action, and it’s not without reason."

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/5-trending-adaptogenic-herbs-to-reduce-anxiety-and-depression/

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





Vitamin B6 Benefits, Food Sources, Dietary Allowance & Deficiency

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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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The steep cost of sleep deprivation
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Date: January 01, 2018 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The steep cost of sleep deprivation





There is a steep cost to sleep deprivation. People need to get plenty of sleep at night, or they will suffer the consequences. Sleep deprivation does the same thing to your body as physical stress does and even illness. It is something to avoid. If you do not get enough sleep then you are putting yourself at risk of developing some bad diseases. Sleeping is also an important thing for our emotional balance. Fatigue hinders your ability to regulate emotions.

Key Takeaways:

  • Besides health issues, sleep is important to maintain a stable mental balance.
  • And taking sleeping bills is dangerous to your overall health as bill users have a 35% higher risk for certain cancers.
  • Poor or lack of sleep leads to increased risk of car accidents, reduced productivity and obesity.

"Cutting just one hour of sleep a night increases the expression of genes associated with inflammation, immune excitability, diabetes, cancer risk and stress."

Read more: https://www.healthnutnews.com/the-steep-cost-of-sleep-deprivation/

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Why you need essential oils in your household for the fall and winter season
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Date: October 14, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why you need essential oils in your household for the fall and winter season





Fall is coming and after that it will be winter. If you have ever wanted to try essential oils now will be a good time. This gives many reasons why this is a good time to use them. They can do a lot in the home. They can help with health, cleaning, ad more. Those who have tried them usually end up wishing they had done so much earlier because of all the benefits they reap.

Key Takeaways:

  • Spending more time indoors during cooler weather exposes people to more indoor pollutants.
  • Less exposure to direct sunlight may decrease vitamin D levels, resulting in negative effects.
  • Colder, dryer temperatures often exacerbate muscle and joint pain, as well as skin issues.

"Some of the benefits of essential oils during this time are:

Natural (and naturally fragrant) cleansing of the indoor air Helps supports healthy immune function Uplifts mood, and supports emotional well-being Supports muscle and joint health Improves skin health Supports the respiratory system Supports digestive balance May help improves sleep"

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-10-09-why-you-need-essential-oils-in-your-household-for-the-fall-and-winter-season.html

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Get Rid Of Varicose Veins Forever And What Causes Them!
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Date: September 14, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Get Rid Of Varicose Veins Forever And What Causes Them!





You can get rid of varicose veins and what causes them forever. Varicose veins are linked to two patterns. There are problems of circulation. The blood might not be flowing as it should. There are many symptoms that will tell you if something is wrong. Lack of energy is one thing that you will experience as well. One way to treat varicose veins is by doing acupuncture. It will invigorate the blood, which will help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVn5h0tViuU&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • To eradicate varicose veins fully, the two causes of the condition must be addressed.
  • One cause of varicose veins is blood circulation problems, which is also known as stasis.
  • Acupuncture is one treatment for varicose veins that addresses both the physical and Emotional discomfort caused by the condition.

"Varicose veins are linked to two patterns ... or immobilization of blood/circulation; therefore, if it is sought to eradicate them in full, both causes must be studied..."

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Your Health: Natural remedies to aid breastmilk production
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Date: August 22, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Your Health: Natural remedies to aid breastmilk production





Breastfeeding has a variety of benefits to the development of babies. Emotionally, breastfeeding enhances the bond between mother and baby. Physically, there are numerous benefits of breastfeeding, such as protection against respiratory, urinary, and digestive infections. Breastfeeding also provides benefits against the development of allergies. If the mother experiences problems with breastfeeding, a supplement containing several herbs is recommended. These include fennel, aniseed, raspberry leaves, chamomile, and nettle, which each have unique benefits for breastfeeding.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fennel is one of the oldest natural remedies used to help increase the production of breast milk for new mothers and their nursing babies
  • Nettle has a variety of important nutrients, vitamins, and minerals in it, which are transferred into breast milk after mothers eat it
  • Raspberry leaves and chamomile are two other healthful supplements that can improve the quality of breast milk

"Most women are eager to heed the slogan "breast is best" but many find it is not as straightforward as they thought."

Read more: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11907725

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Rheumatoid arthritis: Is exercise important?
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Date: July 20, 2017 11:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Rheumatoid arthritis: Is exercise important?





Although rheumatoid arthritis causes severe pain, it is important for sufferers to implement an adequate daily exercise routine. Exercise can help increase blood flow to joints and help them not be so stiff. Exercise is also good for your mood and the emotional burden that comes with having a disability.

Some good things to do for arthritis include swimming, light aerobics, going for a simple walk, or bike riding. There are misconceptions about staying fit while suffering from arthritis.

Read more: Rheumatoid arthritis: Is exercise important?

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Why you should never go gluten-free unless you have an actual allergy or disease
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Date: July 15, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why you should never go gluten-free unless you have an actual allergy or disease





People who go gluten-free may feel better because, to avoid the protein, they end up cutting out desserts and junk foods, thus losing weight. You can eat a healthy diet without gluten, but you have to be very knowledgeable. Symptoms of gluten sensitivity are very similar to those of celiac disease and wheat allergy, often including digestive issues, emotional concerns, and joint and muscle pain. people on a gluten-free diet are more likely to increase their intake of essential nutrients, especially if they replace breads and other flour products with whole foods.

Key Takeaways:

  • The complex carbohydrates provided by wheat and grain are an essential part of your diet that shouldn't be ignored.
  • The benefits from eating gluten can't be substituted in pill form. Problems will persist.
  • "Gluten free" has come to incorrectly be synonymous with "Healthy", which is not true.

"When you're on a gluten-free diet, your body is at high-risk for inflammation, which the doctor says can slow your metabolism down and actually make you gain weight."

Read more: http://www.thisisinsider.com/why-you-should-avoid-a-gluten-free-diet-2017-6

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Scientists stunned to learn that gut bacteria seem to have control over your moods and brain function
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Date: July 13, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Scientists stunned to learn that gut bacteria seem to have control over your moods and brain function





A team of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles have found a link between their female subjects' gut bacteria and higher levels of anxiety, irritability, and distress. Subjects whose fecal matter contained the bacteria strain Prevotella displayed an increased number of neural connections linked to emotional, attention, and sensory brain regions. The findings of this study may help explain why individuals with irritable bowel syndrome and functional bowel problems are more prone to developing depression and anxiety.

Key Takeaways:

  • Scientists have now proven a link between gut microbes and emotions in humans
  • Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles observed 40 healthy women and attempted to identify brain and behavioral characteristics based on their gut microbiota profiles.
  • These results support the age-old assumption that there is a connection between gut microbes and emotional response.

"This is the first time that behavioral and neurobiological differences associated with microbial composition have been studied in this way."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-07-10-scientists-stunned-to-learn-that-gut-bacteria-seem-to-have-control-over-your-moods-and-brain-function.html

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Emotional Eating and Weight Gain
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Date: May 28, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Emotional Eating and Weight Gain





For huge numbers of us, it started when we were youngsters. We were given a treat to quiet us down, improve us feel, and as a reward for good conduct. We likewise eat when we sit in front of the TV, go to the motion pictures or when we are exhausted. Stress is one of the key reasons that individuals have for utilizing sustenance as a method for dealing with stress. The initial step to disposing of passionate eating is first to build up on the off chance that you are an enthusiastic eater.

Key Takeaways:

  • Our eating habits are impacted by our emotions. We associate food with positive feelings, a treat to make us feel better.
  • In order to stop emotional eating you have to find out what triggers it.
  • If you find you want to eat even though you are not hungry try exercising or listening to music.

"Stress is one of the key reasons that people have for using food as a coping mechanism."

Read more: http://www.weightlossforall.com/emotional-eating-x.htm

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What you eat could help manage depression and anxiety
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Date: May 24, 2017 06:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What you eat could help manage depression and anxiety





Life was great, it was the occupation I needed, however I was a restless individual and I had gone up against a ton. A couple of years after the fact, Kelly had a comparably genuine time of misery which kept going much more. While she treated the manifestations customarily, with antidepressants and subjective behavioral treatment, she was left with a yearning to investigate the comprehensive side of emotional wellness treatment. Rachel Kelly found nourishing treatment while looking for correlative medicines for her own particular mental sick wellbeing.

Read more: What you eat could help manage depression and anxiety

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





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

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

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Gut bacteria may help explain benefits of breastfeeding
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Date: May 15, 2017 06:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Gut bacteria may help explain benefits of breastfeeding





There are many kinds of necessary bacteria in the body and examining it can sometimes teach us things. Gut bacteria can show us how important breastfeeding is for example. Doing it even for a short time increases this bacteria which is good for us. It helps us to break down our food. There are many other benefits to breastfeeding which are well known by now. It boosts the baby's immunity and creates a close emotional bond.

Read more: Gut bacteria may help explain benefits of breastfeeding

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Lack of sleep linked to behavioral problems in kids
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Date: March 19, 2017 01:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Lack of sleep linked to behavioral problems in kids





Not surprisingly, researchers have linked a lack of sleep to behavioral problems in kids. Specifically, a lack of sleep effects the executive functions in children, making simple tasks more challenging for them in school. These children would benefit from sleeping longer, and they would perform better in school. It is important for parents to see the the recommended amount of sleep for kids in their age brackets, and ensure their kids are getting enough sleep.

Key Takeaways:

  • Numerous cognitive functional difficulties, commonly observed by educational staff, among young children, have their roots in poor sleeping patterns, suggests a new study.
  • The survey used questionnaires, aimed at parents, to determine if young children were getting sleep amounts that fit the determined norms for optimal health.
  • Some things parents can do to optimize children's sleep times and quality, include eliminating distractions, keeping to a schedule and paying attention to individual children's needs.

"Children who aren’t getting the recommended amount of sleep have more difficulties with attention, with emotional control, with reasoning, with problem-solving, and also have behavioral problems."

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-sleep-children-behavior-idUSKBN16N2XS?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews

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Medical cannabis - The healing pros and cons
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Date: March 18, 2017 01:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Medical cannabis - The healing pros and cons





Medical cannabis is becoming more widely accepted across the world as studies continue to show the phenomenal results patients have obtained with its use. There is no question that medical marijuana has an array of positive benefits associated with its use that you should know. But, are there disadvantages of using medical marijuana? Nothing is perfect, so it is only expected that some disadvantages exist. Learn more about both the pros and the cons of medical cannabis without delay.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cannabis-derived products have shown to help with pain and emotional distress.
  • Medical cannabis is non-toxic and non-addictive. It offers relief without the side effects some prescription opioid drugs have.
  • Medical cannabis offers a more targeted therapy option compared to the usual prescription drugs as doctors can choose the applicable combination and dosage.

"The use of medical cannabis is currently legal in 28 states, and proponents say the herb is changing lives by granting relief to people suffering from such problems as chronic cancer pain, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, anxiety and sleep disorders."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-03-15-medical-cannabis-the-healing-pros-and-cons.html

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How Essential Oils Can Help Improve Your Life
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Date: March 16, 2017 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Essential Oils Can Help Improve Your Life





Essential oils are becoming a widespread trend. Many companies sell them. They are supposed to help with mood issues like anxiety and stress. Headache and other physical ailments can be helped by them as well. There are many different kinds of oils and each has its own property so it's good to research before buying them.

Key Takeaways:

  • Essential oils carry biologically active volatile compounds in a highly concentrated form that can provide therapeutic benefits in very small amounts.
  • The University of Minnesota offers some helpful guidance regarding international standard-setting agencies and considerations to take into account when looking for an essential oil.
  • There are many ways to use essential oils for health and well-being, and the featured article lists no less than 25 ways to enjoy them.

"Aromatherapy can be a beneficial adjunct to your overall health plan. It’s not a replacement for wise lifestyle choices like good nutrition and exercise, but it can certainly help enhance your physical and Emotional health."



Reference:

//www.healthnutnews.com/essential-oils-can-help-improve-life/

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How diet influences our mood and mental health
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Date: February 10, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How diet influences our mood and mental health





Our diet affects many aspects of our physical and mental health. The mental is what's discussed here. This talks about how what we eat affects our moods and our Emotional well being. Read this if you think you might be at risk of such effects yourself so you know what to change.

Key Takeaways:

  • You already know that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is beneficial to your body — but just how important are these foods for your mind?
  • Drugs used to be considered alternative choices, but now diet and exercise has been pushed to an alternative role.
  • We still have a long way to go to understand the full relationship, but we know that diseases like heart disease or diabetes often co-occur with mood disorders.

"Brains do not live in a vacuum; they play by the same rules as other organs in your body when it comes to being healthy."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://knowridge.com/2017/02/how-diet-influences-our-mood-and-mental-health/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFmZmViMTExOGM5Mzg5YTQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEuhR7kUEvxgJMAEZstwwbH7D9r6g

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Anti-aging 'Holy Basil' herb supports natural detoxification
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Date: January 27, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Anti-aging 'Holy Basil' herb supports natural detoxification





Anyone who loves Italian food is probably aware of basil. Hindus actually view the plant as sacred and use it in many religious ways. However, Western herbalists are just now beginning to understand the power this herb has to detoxify and hold off aging. Indians already use basil to help with immunity and stress. It is this stress-relieving property that they believe to be the cause of its anti-aging properties. It also seems to have an effect on cortisol in the body. There is still much research that needs to be done on the subject.

Key Takeaways:

  • In Ayurveda, holy basil is used to support immunity, aid detoxification, modulate stress and slow aging.
  • According to Ayurveda, holy basil can be used to boost mood, stamina and endurance by filling the body with a calming energy.
  • Holy basil’s effects on cortisol may partially explain its traditional use in Ayurveda to soothe Emotional and digestive upset.

"According to Ayurveda, holy basil can be used to boost mood, stamina and endurance by filling the body with a calming energy. It can help speed up slowed digestion or free up suppressed emotions."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/2017-01-21-anti-aging-holy-basil-herb-supports-natural-detoxification.html

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People are using cacao to get high... here's the chemical that makes it happen
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Date: December 24, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: People are using cacao to get high... here's the chemical that makes it happen





Cacao, which is used to make chocolate, is a superfood that contains one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants and magnesium. It also has the benefit of being used to make one of the tastiest candies in the world. Due to its mood-enhancing properties, many party-goers have recently started using concentrated cacao to get high. Some use it to get an endorphin rush, while others use it to calm anxiety and overcome Emotional problems. There have actually been healing groups popping up around the world that take the drug together and use it for spiritual enlightenment.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sophia first heard about the psychoactive use of cacao from people in the spiritual scene where she currently resides, and despite initial scepticism, decided to give it a try.
  • There’s this thing called the cacao ceremony that is trending here in Berlin. I did it once but now I prefer solo work.
  • Now Sophia takes this legal drug on a weekly basis. At times she even describes having vivid visions that aid her in her journey for self recovery.

"Reports are surfacing of ground cacao being used as a new party drug in clubs across Europe, be they in drink, or pill form, or even snorted in powdered form."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/2016-12-17-people-are-using-cacao-to-get-high-heres-the-chemical-that-makes-it-happen.html

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For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods
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Date: December 22, 2016 06:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods





There is probably no person in this world that hasn’t been under stress at some time in their life. Different people have different responses to stress. Things such as exercising are actually good for the body, whereas eating comfort foods can be very harmful. If you must munch on something when under stress, try instead to eat superfoods such as broccoli, leafy greens, nuts, oily fish, and fermented foods. Anything with high amounts of vitamin C will do, since it has been found that the supplement prevents spikes in cortisol. Sugary or caffeine-filled foods can have the opposite effect.

Key Takeaways:

  • The top superfoods that are recommended to munch on when feeling anxious are kale, broccoli, leafy greens, celery, nuts, oily fish like salmon, fermented foods like kimchi, herbs and spices, and organic berries high in vitamin C.
  • In animal studies, vitamin C fed to rats who were undergoing stress both prevented an increase in cortisol levels and ... known signs of physical and/or Emotional stress like losing body weight.
  • Animals that didn't receive the vitamin C had three times the level of cortisol in their bodies,

"Many of these 'superfoods' also work to boost glutathione in the body: an amino acid in charge of detoxification. So superfoods nourish and detoxify, and in this way, they combat stress."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/12/15/health/foods-to-reduce-stress-anxiety/index.html

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For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods
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Date: December 22, 2016 06:39 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods





There is probably no person in this world that hasn’t been under stress at some time in their life. Different people have different responses to stress. Things such as exercising are actually good for the body, whereas eating comfort foods can be very harmful. If you must munch on something when under stress, try instead to eat superfoods such as broccoli, leafy greens, nuts, oily fish, and fermented foods. Anything with high amounts of vitamin C will do, since it has been found that the supplement prevents spikes in cortisol. Sugary or caffeine-filled foods can have the opposite effect.

Key Takeaways:

  • The top superfoods that are recommended to munch on when feeling anxious are kale, broccoli, leafy greens, celery, nuts, oily fish like salmon, fermented foods like kimchi, herbs and spices, and organic berries high in vitamin C.
  • In animal studies, vitamin C fed to rats who were undergoing stress both prevented an increase in cortisol levels and ... known signs of physical and/or Emotional stress like losing body weight.
  • Animals that didn't receive the vitamin C had three times the level of cortisol in their bodies,

"Many of these 'superfoods' also work to boost glutathione in the body: an amino acid in charge of detoxification. So superfoods nourish and detoxify, and in this way, they combat stress."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/12/15/health/foods-to-reduce-stress-anxiety/index.html

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Silent heart attack in women
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Date: December 17, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Silent heart attack in women





Most of the time people who are experiencing a heart attack will have pain in the chest, shortness of breath, etc. Silent heart attack symptoms might be as simple as indigestion, flu-like symptoms, or feeling discomfort like a pulled muscle in the chest or back, Kurrelmeyer said. It is brought on by the release of stress hormones that shock the heart, causing changes in the heart muscles that then cause the left ventricle not to work properly. Someone experiencing this condition might develop chest pains or shortness of breath after severe stress, either Emotional or physical, she said.

Key Takeaways:

  • Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center cardiologist Karla Kurrelmeyer, M.D. says in their quest to get everything done on time, some women will ignore the mild symptoms of a silent heart attack.
  • Heart problems in women are not usually as recognizable as they are in men.
  • "It's important to take time for yourself during the holiday season and do things that will help relieve your stress," Kurrelmeyer said.

"A spike in blood pressure is also common during the holidays. Kurrelmeyer says many women end up in the ER with chest pains or palpitations and, in the most severe cases, can suffer a stroke."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161212133824.htm&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjM5ZjM5OTY2MWYzZGRiYzA6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGY_Pc9UDHUxeMY1zyTiq0IPWrf8Q

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This simple ancient Japanese technique helps improve physical and mental health
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Date: December 08, 2016 04:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: This simple ancient Japanese technique helps improve physical and mental health





Jin Shin Jyutsu physio-philosophy is an art of harmonizing the life energy in the body. Born of innate wisdom and passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth, the Art had fallen into relative obscurity when it was dramatically revived in the early 1900's by Master Jiro Murai in Japan.

Key Takeaways:

  • Our bodies communicate with us, but we're not always listening. Our bodies give us clues as to what is going on, but we don't always understand.
  • Skin health, inflammation, heartbeat, mood changes and the presence of mucous, are a just a few indicators.
  • Mindfulness is one way we can be present in the moment and become aware of our bodies and emotions.

"To prevent health problems, we must sincerely understand what makes our organs work, how they are connected and energized."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/056167_Jin_Shin_Jitsu_Emotional_health_mindfulness.html

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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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The USA Comes in Last Again on Health
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Date: November 27, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The USA Comes in Last Again on Health





America may be the land of opportunity, but it is definitely not the land of health. When ranked against 10 other countries, the United States was found to be inferior to all the others. We spend much more on health care in the United States, and yet, we have far less to show for it. A majority of low income people in America skip going to the doctor simply due to the cost. On the other hand, other countries have far more access to equivalent healthcare. Obama Care was supposed to help, but it seems to have made it worse.

Key Takeaways:

  • Americans are still struggling with their health, and rank last against citizens of 10 other wealthy countries when it comes to Emotional distress, struggling to pay for care and skipping doctor visits, a new report finds.
  • The latest report from the Commonwealth Fund, which routinely points to the shortcomings of the U.S. healthcare system, shows not much has changed in 15 years or longer.
  • Americans still pay far more for medical care than people in other rich Western nations but have little to show for all that spending.

""The U.S. spends more on health care than any other country, but what we get for these significant resources falls short in terms of access to care, affordability, and coordination," said Commonwealth Fund President Dr. David Blumenthal."



Reference:

//www.nbcnews.com/health/health-care/united-states-comes-last-again-health-compared-other-countries-n684851?cid=public-rss_20161116

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Is your relationship with food on the rocks?
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Date: November 24, 2016 04:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is your relationship with food on the rocks?





Not everyone can manage to have a healthy relationship with food -- or, at least, that's the way it seems. Others seem like they're able to just eat whatever they want and stay alright, while others feel like they're addicted. Still, others bounce from diet to diet. Which are you? "Is your relationship with food on the rocks?" helps determine if your relationship with food is healthy, and what you can do about it if it's not.

Key Takeaways:

  • What, when and why we eat is so wrapped up in social and Emotional factors that it goes way beyond simply fueling the body. With millions of Americans on diets every day, it’s challenging to tease out the truly disordered tidbits from what is considered “normal” eating.
  • People with eating disorders often become obsessed with pinning recipes, watching the Food Network and preparing elaborate meals and desserts that they themselves are unable to eat. This high level of preoccupation makes people feel like food is all they can think about.
  • The weight loss industry is a multi-billion dollar entity, and it is so seductive! Miracle meal plans, magic shakes, fat-incinerating supplements, you get the idea. Catchy claims draw people in, then drop them. Hard. Rapid weight loss can happen, but it doesn’t last.

"Eat healthy, but treat yourself. What, when and why we eat is so wrapped up in social and Emotional factors that it goes way beyond simply fueling the body."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.philly.com/philly/blogs/goal-getter-nutrition/Is-your-relationship-with-food-on-the-rocks.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZjNGVlYTM1NDU3YmZmOGU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNG-YB_wsdEvic0mbctVlPPcKgIgqA

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Hair Growth Vitamins - Are you going bald?
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Date: October 29, 2016 11:29 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Hair Growth Vitamins - Are you going bald?

There are many reasons why someone may be going bald ranging from stress to shortage of proper nutrition. Vitamins that help the hair grow is vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, Biotin, Inositol and Niacin among a few others. They contain protein and minerals to provide proper nourishment for the hair. Rubbing the scalp will help to stimulate and bring blood circulation to the follicles.

Key Takeaways:

  • If the food doesn’t contain the necessary vitamins, proteins and minerals, or if the body loses the facility to absorb these nutriments from the food, it leads to illnesses
  • The required hair growth vitamins that aid healthy hair are: vitamin A produces healthy sebum in the scalp, vitamin C
  • These products contain necessary vitamins, protein and mineral additions that are assumed to go into the skin on the scalp and provide proper nourishment to the hair.

"There are a few prospects of unhealthy hair: brittleness, shedding, splitting, dryness or unnecessary oiliness, early graying, dandruff and so on. There can be several reasons for any of these issues, ranging from shortage of proper nourishment in the diet to stress to vitamin deficiency to menstrual issues to external weather conditions to Emotional disturbances to extended or grim illness."

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//infloria.com/hair-growth-vitamins-are-you-going-bald/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEuezNjRIfJA6b5Yck8gG95ZGJ7jg

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What Is Fibromyagia Sydrome ?
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Date: September 30, 2016 09:38 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: What Is Fibromyagia Sydrome ?


Fibromyagia is a long term disorder that causes pain on your entire body. People with Fibromyagia havea higher chance of experiencing the following.

  • a)Muscle rigidity.
  • b) Insomnia.
  • c) Mental problems for instance memory and concentration troubles.
  • d) increased sensitivity to pain.
  • e) Stomach pain and bloating, a digestion condition known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
  • f) Cephalalgia(headache).
  • g) Increased sensitivity to an ache.
  • h) Extreme exhaustion (fatigue).


Causes of Fibromyalgia: How does someone get it?

The scientific reseacher has not come up with the exact cause of Fibromyagia. Fibromyagia is believed to be related to unusual levels of certain chemicals in the brain which interferes with the way brain, spinal cord and nerves (central nervous system) processes ache messages carried around the entire body and poor diets.


It is thought that Fibromyagia can be inherited. People might suffer Fibromyagia syndrome because of the genes inherited from their biological parents.


Occasionally the condition appears to be engineered by a physically or Emotionally stressful occasion. For instance;

  • a)Relationship break ups.
  • b) An injury or infection.
  • c) Giving birth.
  • d) Death of someone you love.
  • e) Undergoing an operation.

Magnesium can help relax and sooth the nervous system.  It is important to eat well balanced meals and consider trying fibromyalgia supplements formulated to ease the symptoms.


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The Ultimate Solution To Stomach Pains
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Date: September 21, 2016 02:47 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: The Ultimate Solution To Stomach Pains

The Omega-7 fatty acids, also known as Palmitoleic acid, are unsaturated fatty acids found in sea Buckthorn berry oils. Though not popular among many people, Omega-7 fats are miraculously beneficial to your health, especially the stomach.  Buckthorn plant and your health:

Health conditions related to the human digestive system

The human digestive system which lies in the center of the body spans over 100sq meters; right from the mouth to the anus. It’s specifically known for its vital role in the absorption of water, nutrients, and electrolytes necessary for maintaining life. Additionally, it’s crucial in barring pathogens, toxins, and allergens from harming the body. Recent studies have also shown that the gastrointestinal tract helps in immunity, cholesterol metabolism, detoxification, and Emotional balance.

Unfortunately over 65 million people around the world are suffering from digestive related illnesses like ulcers, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). All these diseases share a common feature; inflammation and damage of the mucous membranes.

If you are one such person,  Omega-7 is your solution.

Omega-7 and the Gastrointestinal Tract

The Omega-7 fatty acids are well-known for their ability to nourish and lubricate the mucous membranes in the digestive tract.  Omega-7 has anti-inflammatory properties that can ease intestinal aches and pains. 

Besides treating digestive related conditions, Omega-7 has been found to help in;

  • o Weight management,
  • o Skin, hair and nail treatment, and
  • o Cardiovascular treatment


Reference URLs

//omega7.biz/omega-7-benefits/omega-7-soothes-the-gastro-intestinal-tract

//www.seabuckthorninsider.com/omega-7/sea-buckthorn-omega-7/

//www.seabuckwonders.com/education/omega-7-health-benefits/

//www.lifeextension.com/Magazine/2014/4/Omega-7-Protects-Against-Metabolic-Syndrome/Page-01

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A Simple Thing As Taking A Breath Causes Us To Age
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Date: November 22, 2015 05:28 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: A Simple Thing As Taking A Breath Causes Us To Age

We are often told that stress level accelerates the process of aging. But, is there any kind of scientific evidence to prove this perception? Some of the results of scientific studies have already suggested that, oxidative stress has a negative impact on both physical and Emotional health.

Breathing oxygen leads to the formation of ROS or reactive oxygen species within the body, which is essential for the cellular signaling process. Aerobic metabolism results in the generation of small amounts of ROS and free radicals. This is necessary for the normal functioning of the human body. But, there is a specific reason for which the ROS carry negative connotations. Whenever our body’s antioxidant defense mechanism malfunctions, the balance between oxidant and antioxidant gets spoiled. The circulative level of ROS moves out of control and causes a disturbance in the redox signaling and control and further damages the macromolecules, cells and tissues. The DNA damage response is a hierarchical procedure.

It has been widely recognized that, oxidative stress is one of the primary factors, which makes the aging process faster.

Best Anti-Aging Diet

What you eat has a great impact on how you are feeling and how you are aging. If you eat right, it will contribute to a great extent to keep your skin young and healthy. Antioxidants help stop unstable molecules from damaging healthy cells. You will get antioxidants in colorful fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, blueberries, leafy greens, dark red tomatoes, etc. So, your goal is to consume at least half plates of fruits and vegetables in each of your meals.

Vitamin C, zinc and beta carotene are three main antioxidants, which protects the eyes from macular degeneration and poor vision. Dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, mustard greens, spinach and collard are great sources of these nutrients. Foods like oranges, corns and pepper also help to keep your eye healthy. Vitamin C is also beneficial for the skin. Some studies have also suggested that, daily consumption of yellow and green vegetables helps lessen the wrinkles of the skin.

Resveratrol is another powerful antioxidant, which is highly present in grapes and red wine. It not only lowers the aging process, but, also lowers the chances of cancer and heart disease. Studies have also revealed that, nuts are rich sources of unsaturated fats. They are also great sources of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals like antioxidants. Thus, it helps to keep the skin healthy and young.

Beans and lentils are great sources of fiber and plant-based protein. They are very beneficial for protecting you from early aging. So, you can easily consume them instead of red meat, which have saturated fat and are not great for your heart.

Dairy products like low-fat milk, yogurt, etc. are also great options for slowing down your aging process. If you do not eat dairy, you can replace them with soya milk, almond milk or cereals.

Try out these antioxidant rich foods and stay young for many years to come. Antioxidant Supplements are also available in the market.

References

//www.brunswicklabs.com/blog/default-blog/oxidative-stress-effects-on-lipids-proteins-and-dna

//www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/healthy_aging/7_anti_aging_superfoods

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What Causes Candida?
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Date: September 18, 2015 03:32 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: What Causes Candida?

A yeast infection is brought about due to yeast overgrowth. Candidiasis is the most common kind of yeast infection. Usually, there are more than twenty species of candida with the most common or popular being Candida albicans. Under suitable conditions, particularly in moist and warm areas these fungi become numerous and cause infections. Some of these infections like vaginal yeast infections.


What causes candida?


Diet.

Unhealthy feeding habits leads to candida overgrowth. Consumption of foods high in sugar contents raises the risk of developing candida. Some of these common foods include juice, honey, ice cream, maple syrup, soda and chocolates among others.


Antibiotics.

These class of drugs upsets the inner bowel ecology and affects body immune system since they are unnatural, artificial and man-made. Usually, antibiotics are designed for short time use. Using antibiotics for longer periods leads to accumulation of their negative side effects that bring about life threatening diseases including candida.


Excessive stress.

Stress affects the bowel movement and body immune system resulting in candida overgrowth. Mental stress and Emotional nervousness cause nausea, chronic fatigue, diarrhea, ulcers, high blood pressure and many related health problems.


Alcohol.

Excessive alcohol consumption kills off friendly bacteria which increases liver toxicity and promotes candida overgrowth dysbiosis. Usually, alcohol is a by-product of yeast escalating the possible hazard.


Toxic metals.

For instance, mercury weakens body immune system causing candida among other health problems. Silver amalgam fillings comprises more than 50% mercury which is continuously released in vapor and particle form during grinding, chewing and brushing teeth.


Diabetes.

Diabetes, especially among women, causes a yeast infection. An increased blood sugar level nourishes the candida yeast, boosting its growth and dominance of the other microorganisms in the gut.


Immune deficiency.

Conditions that weaken the body immune system like cancer, aids, hepatitis, herpes and others causes fungal infections. According to scientific research, most individuals suffering from serious illness are victims of Candida Albicans/ yeast infections.

 

 


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Does Garcinia Help With Weight Loss?
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Date: August 17, 2015 05:40 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Does Garcinia Help With Weight Loss?

Garcinia cambogia, a tropical fruit obtained from a herb called Malabar tamarind, has for a long time been used as a weight loss supplement.  Garcinia cambogia is found to grow naturally in South East Asia and some parts of Indonesia.  Traditionally, this herb was used as food flavor by traditional communities in India.  The fact that this supplement is obtained naturally implies that it has minimal side effects when used for weight loss by an individual.

How does Garcinia cambogia works?

The critical component that gives Garcinia cambogia its weight loss property is called hydroxycitric acid or simply HCA.  Garcinia cambogia works through;

  • Suppressing appetite in an individual; this reduces the mentality of frequently craving for more food. Emotional eating could lead to eating more food consequently leading to weight gain in an individual. Garcinia cambogia aids in increasing the levels of serotonin hormone. High levels of serotonin result in moderate craving for food while low serotonin levels lead to high or Emotional eating.
  • Boosting fat - burning process by increasing the rate of metabolism in an individual; High rates of metabolism lead to faster burning of stored fats that result in shedding more pounds.
  • Blocking of fat formation process; it does so by blocking an enzyme called citrate lyase that is used by in the formation of fats.  Excess carbohydrates are usually converted into fats and stored in the body for future use. Do you know that such fats are the ones that build up to add the overall weight of an individual? Garcinia cambogia, therefore, inhibits this process.

Weight Loss

What determines the success of Garcinia cambogia in any weight loss program is the concentration of HCA.  The recommended HCA concentration that you should buy is 60%.  Moreover, it is also imperative to consider shopping for the Garcinia cambogia products that are certified and approved by the Food and Drug Administration.  This is to ensure that what you are shopping is safe and suitable for all your individual weight loss needs.

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Can Peppermint Tea Sooth An Upset Stomach?
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Date: August 03, 2015 08:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Can Peppermint Tea Sooth An Upset Stomach?

Almost everyone has experienced upset stomach at some point in life. There are various possible causes of upset stomach including food and drink, lifestyle factors, and medical issues.


Food and Drink

Upset stomach often results from the food or drinks that we take.  According to C. Health (2015), upset stomach might result from food poisoning.  For example, food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or parasites can cause upset stomach or vomiting.  Overeating and drinking can also lead to upset stomach.  C. Health (2015) warns that if an individual drinks or eats too much, he/she can get upset stomach or indigestion.  Similarly, some types of foods such as fatty, greasy, or spicy food, can cause upset stomach.

Lifestyle

Upset stomach can also result from a number of lifestyles including Emotional stress, eating too fast, or smoking (C. Health, 2015).  The other possible lifestyle causes of upset stomach include too much alcohol or caffeine.

Medical Reasons

There are various medical problems associated with upset stomach. These include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or intestinal infections (C. Health, 2015). The other possible medical causes of upset stomach include lactose intolerance or ulcers.


There are various treatments for upset stomach. These include peppermint tea.


Peppermint Tea

Peppermint is a common flavoring for tea and toothpaste (UMMC, 2015). Peppermint tea helps to soothe upset stomach in various ways.

Peppermint Tea

Indigestion

Peppermint tea calms stomach muscles and improves the flow of bile that helps in digestion of fats (UMMC, 2015). As such, food passes through the stomach more quickly. However, it is not advisable to use peppermint if the indigestion symptoms result from GERD.

Bloating

Peppermint tea relaxes stomach muscles thus allowing digestive gas to pass.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Peppermint tea treats irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) including, diarrhea, pain, bloating, and gas. UMMC (2015) found that patients who took peppermint flavored tea 3 to 4 times daily for one month rarely experienced upset stomach.


Overall, peppermint kills some types of viruses, bacteria, and fungi implying that it has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. UMMC (2015) asserts that the main ingredients of peppermint include menthol and methyl salicylate which have calming effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, peppermint tea can soothe upset stomach.


References

C. Health. (2015). Digestive health. Retrieved from, //chealth.canoe.com/channel_section_details.asp?text_id=5293&channel_id=1017&relation_id=76888

University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). (2015). Peppermint. Retrieved from, //umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/peppermint#ixzz3hn1seQSm

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What are the Health Benefits of Beta-Glucans
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Date: December 22, 2014 04:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What are the Health Benefits of Beta-Glucans

mushroom beta-glucan

What are Beta-glucans?

Beta glucan is a biological response modifier that nutritionally activates the immune response through the Dendritic, Macrophage and other immune cells to produce various therapeutic effects.

Beta-glucans are sugars found in the cell walls of algae, fungi, lichens, bacteria, yeasts, and plants, such as oats and barley. They can be use as medicine.

Benefits of beta-glucan

Beta-glucans are use for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and high cholesterol. Beta-glucans are also use for boosting the immune system in people whose body defenses have been weakens by Emotional or physical stress, chronic fatigue syndrome or by treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation. Beta-glucans are also used for ulcerative colitis, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, aging, H1N1 flu, Lyme disease, allergies, fibromyalgia, ear infections, rheumatoid, asthma and crohn's disease.

Beta-glucans is applied to the skin for wrinkles, dermatitis, burns, eczema, bedsores, radiation burns, wounds and diabetic ulcers.

Beta-glucans can be given by injection into the muscle or intravenously to boost the immune system in people with HIV/AIDS and related conditions and to treat cancer. Beta glucans are also given intravenously to prevent infection in people who have undergone surgery.

Beta-glucans can be given by subcutaneously for reducing the size of skin tumors or for treating them.

In the food industry, beta-glucans are used as an additive in products such as cheese spreads, frozen desserts, salad dressings and sour cream.

Adding beta-glucans to your diet either in form of foods that contain the compound or in form of food supplements plays a significant role in boosting your immune system to help your body fight diseases.

How does beta-glucans work?

When taken by mouth, Beta-glucans lower blood cholesterol by inhibiting the absorption of cholesterol from food in the intestines and stomach. Beta-glucans stimulate the immune system by increasing chemicals that prevent infections when given by injection.

Studies by leading scientists and medical experts have shown that Beta-glucans act as immunomodulator agents by triggering events that regulate and increase the efficiency of the immune system. Beta-glucans stimulate the activity of immune cells that attack and ingest invading pathogens.

Immune cells such as Macrophages release cytokines that are chemicals that enable immune cells to communicate with each other. In addition, Beta-glucans increase the activity of white blood cells that bind to viruses or tumors, and release chemicals to destroy it. Beta-glucan is a biological response modifier that nutritionally activates the immune response through the Dendritic, Macrophage and other immune cells to produce various therapeutic effects.

The potential side effects of Beta-glucan when taken by mouth are unknown. When used by injection, Beta-glucans can cause fever, pain at the injection site, chills, vomiting, headache, nausea, dizziness, rashes, diarrhea, back pain, joint pain and low blood pressure.

Where does Beta-glucan come from?

The body does not produce Beta-glucan naturally; you can only get it from outside sources such as shiitake mushrooms, baker’s yeast and cereal grains such as wheat, oats, barley and rye.

The most potent form of beta glucan is extracted as a purified isolate from the yeast cell wall of Baker's yeast with harmful yeast proteins removed by a process that prevent clumping or reaggregation after exposure to water during digestion. Research has shown that Beta- glucan is a safe and potent immune potentiation isolate.


URL references

  1. //www.rxlist.com/beta_glucans/supplements.htm
  2. //www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=104429
  3. //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17895634
  4. //www.healthline.com/health/beta-glucan-heart-healthy

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Progesterone cream can Help Wtih PMS And Menopause
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Date: March 13, 2014 04:35 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Progesterone cream can Help Wtih PMS And Menopause

PMS on women

Imbalance of hormone is one of the most common problems among many women. These problems can include, increasing of weight, headache, sickness, Emotional imbalance and so many other health issues. Because of this hormonal imbalance many of these women go to various health centers for this. However, if they have the problems of menopause or PMS issue due to hormonal imbalance, then progesterone cream can also help women’s greatly in these kind of situations.

What is progesterone

Since, progesterone hormone is also known as the regulator of all the hormones, so progesterone cream can help in regulation of all hormones in body. This hormone not only balances the estrogen in a woman’s body, but it also regulates other hormones as well that are essential for proper functioning of the body. These addition hormones include thyroid and estrogen that help you regulate various function of your body along with your mood swing, headache, breast soreness, water retention, weight gain and much more.

Other than this, progesterone cream can also help you in regulation of your PMS and menopause in a best possible manner. Also, if you have any kind of hot flashes or vaginal dryness, then also you can get a lot of help with this cream because a part of cream can transform into estrogen and these problems occur due to lack of estrogen only. So if you will use this cream, then you can also get a great help in this particular problems.

So, if you have any kind of problem due to your hormonal imbalance or you are getting issues of PMS or menopause problems, then you can use progesterone cream and you can get great help in your health. So, if you have this issue you can simply use this cream and you can get a lot of health benefit with it.

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Top reasons why gluten free diet is necessary
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Date: January 27, 2014 09:31 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Top reasons why gluten free diet is necessary

glutenWhat is Gluten

Gluten is a protein found mainly in grains, which include wheat, farro, durum, bulgur, spelt, semolina and many others. It is also found in other foods and is present in some toothpaste brands. Gluten is difficult to completely digest and can cause serious health problems for some people. It is for this reason that many people are increasingly consuming gluten free diet in an attempt at avoiding its negative health effects. The following is a look at the adverse effects of gluten in the human body.

What Gluten can Do

Some people’s bodies react to the presence of the protein by attacking it and the body tissue surrounding it, which results to numerous health problems in the body. Gluten is responsible for a condition referred to as celiac disease, which is a serious form of gluten sensitivity. This disease is considered an autoimmune disease because the body’s immune system attacks the protein and the cells of the digestive tract’s enzymes. This leads to bloating, gas, stomach pain, anemia, skin rashes, muscle cramps and bone pain. Other symptoms include missed periods in women, stunted growth in children, seizures, mouth sores, calcium deficiency, nerve damage and nutrient malabsorption.

Other serious effects of ingesting gluten

Include increased risk of developing some forms of cancer and chronic diarrhea. The protein has also been found to cause intestinal inflammation and degeneration of intestinal lining. Weakened intestines are dangerous because they can permit foreign substances into the blood stream, which is common in persons suffering from celiac disease.

Gluten is also associated with numerous disorders of the brain. Conclusive studies have associated the protein to a condition referred to as cerebellar ataxia. Its symptoms include difficulties in coordinating balance, problems with speech and movement. Gluten free diet results to significant improvement in health for persons suffering from autism, epilepsy and schizophrenia.

It has been observed that gluten may be addictive, which is why many people crave for meals made of wheat and other grains. This has not been conclusively proven but there are studies that suggest that traces of the protein’s exorphins can find their way into the human brain.

Gluten Free

Gluten free diet is healthy because it improves a person’s bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis. Any people experience significant benefits in their mental, Emotional and physical health after eliminating the protein from their diets. It is, therefore, important that a gluten free diet be consumed especially by people who react negatively to it.

References:

  1. //www.mypassion4health.com/articles/gluten_sensitivity.html
  2. //www.cnn.com/2013/04/05/health/gluten-5-things/
  3. //www.care2.com/greenliving/6-shocking-reasons-why-gluten-is-bad-for-you.html

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Can Tea Tree Oil Work As An Antiseptic?
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Date: January 23, 2014 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Tea Tree Oil Work As An Antiseptic?

What is Tea Tree Oil

tea tree oil plantTea tree oil is a popular essential oil. This essential oil is one of the strongest natural antiseptic and is commonly known as the universal antiseptic. This characteristic makes it one of the most valuable items in homemade cleaning ingredients.

Time has come for you to stop using air-polluting, chemical laden and hazardous chemical cleaning products. It is very unprofessional for manufactures to use the so call trade secrets, which means they can incorporate chemicals to the products that we use on daily basis.

Various companies provide products that are eco-friendly, nontoxic cleaning products. However it is cheaper if you decide to make your own product. You may realize that when you start using natural, safe cleaning products, you may not want to back to using chemicals. The impact and change is so impressive to your body physiologically, and so pleasing Emotionally that you can not use chemicals again.

Uses of Tree Tree Oil

Clinical research has showed the value of tea tree oil. An Australian doctor discovered that tea tree leaves contain an essential oil, which have antiseptic and bacterial properties highly stronger than common hand soap. It turns out to be one of the most important compared to other essential oils. The germicidal, antiseptic, antibacterial immune boosting qualities make it to be used in a wide range of health conditions. Additionally, the antiseptic qualities of the oil make it to be a natural disinfectant and cleaner within the house.

The tree oil has various uses for housekeeping. You can check it yourself how it really works to kill mold and mildew with its easy test. Put about two spoons of Australian tea tree oil in a spray bottle with two cups of clean water. Spray this mixture on a moldy surface and let the smell diffuse away for a few days. In addition, the smell of must and mold will also die away, since the source of the moisture has been detached.

In conclusion

You can make your own cleaning products with antibacterial properties that are available in nature. You will fell much brighter and stronger after a few hours with essential oils than you will after inhaling toxic chemicals.

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What Is GABA And Why Is It Important For The Brain
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Date: December 21, 2013 01:22 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Is GABA And Why Is It Important For The Brain

brainWhat is GABA

The human brains need various supplements to make it work better. One such supplement is the gamma aminobutyric acid, abbreviated as GABA. It is the second most important neurotransmitter for the brain. The neurotransmitters allow synapses that transfer information to gray matter in human. This amino acid gives human an inhibiting experience thus making one calm. This makes it possible for one to have a feeling of well being and tranquility.

GABA on Human Body

GABA is useful in the human body because it acts as neurotransmitters. This means you are protected from nerve impulses. This neurotransmitter cools the brain. Research has shown that it helps to increase alpha wave production. This is related to the feeling of relaxation we have in brains.

For the brain to work, it must receive impulses smoothly. Human who lack GABA get affected by receiving impulses in spurts. Spurt makes the brain get arrhythmia. This contributes your Emotional well being.

For the brain to work well, it has to be free from various conditions. Some of these conditions come because GABA is not present. Insufficiency leads to one showing symptoms of anxiety, irritability, and constant headaches, getting hypertension, palpitations, epilepsy, low sex drives and heart disorders.

GABA on Insomnia

With enough GABA, it is known to prevent the feeling of insomnia. This comes when neurons firing decreases to make one have a restful sleep. The calming effect helps an individual’s brain to have elevated moods which is an important part for reducing blood pressure. To enable an individual have more concentrations when working, they need to have increased levels of GABA.

Ideally, the brain changes as we become old. With enough concentration of GABA in bodies, we actually slow the aging effects. This helps to trigger and stimulate pituitary glands that give human beings their growing hormone, the HGH. Aging causes HGH to slow down thus leading to degenerative diseases and wrinkles.

References:

  1. //www.wisegeek.com/what-is-gaba.htm
  2. //bethanycarder.com/archives/238

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

What are the Source of Essential Oil

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

What are the Benefits of Essential Oil

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

What Essential Oil to use When Relaxing

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

When Having Nasal Problem 

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

How to Improve Skin Health

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

Reference: 

//www.aromaweb.com/essentialoils/

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Signs of Low Blood Sugar
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Date: November 08, 2013 09:36 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Signs of Low Blood Sugar

Types of Low Blood Sugar

blood sugarIf you live with or know a type 1 or type 2 diabetic, then you should be aware of the signs of low blood sugar so that you are in a position to help if and when an emergency arises.

Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic illness that affects nearly 8 percent of the United States population, according to the American Diabetes Association. The disease is characterized by the absence of insulin in the bloodstream (type 1 diabetes) or the body's inability to utilize insulin effectively (type 2 diabetes).

Since insulin is the mechanism that allows glucose in the bloodstream, known as blood sugar, to provide food for the brain and energy to the body's organs and cells, diabetics must inject insulin or take other oral medications to counteract any insulin deficiency. All diabetics must also follow a daily regimen that includes a heart-healthy diet and plenty of physical activity to help regulate blood sugar levels.

About Blood Sugar

Normal blood sugar levels are 70 mg/dl to 120 mg/dl. If a diabetic consumes too many carbohydrates or doesn't take enough insulin, blood sugar levels can run high, resulting in a condition known as hyperglycemia. Blood sugar levels below 70 mg/dl is considered hypoglycemia, a life-threatening condition. Fortunately, there are several initial signs of low blood sugar that help the diabetic and those around them know that a medical situation is arising.

Causes of Low Blood Sugar

Some causes of low blood sugar are under a diabetic's control, including: insufficient carbohydrate consumption. Consuming alcoholic beverages. Prolonged strenuous  physical activity. Other causes of hypoglycemia can catch a diabetic by surprise: Mental or Emotional stressSevere or prolonged illness

Signs and Symptoms of Hypoglycemia

Most diabetics are able to identify the signs of low blood sugar fairly quickly and treat it before the condition becomes serious -- but not always. If someone's blood sugar levels normally run between 100 mg/dl and 120 mg/dl they might feel the onset of low blood sugar symptoms when they near the 70 mg/dl mark. Diabetics whose blood sugar levels are usually on the lower end of the spectrum, like in the 70 mg/dl to 80 mg/dl range, may not begin to feel symptoms of hypoglycemia until their blood sugar levels are already dangerously low.

The onset of symptoms usually includes:

  • Shakiness or trembling. Hunger dizziness
  • If not treated quickly, signs of low blood sugar can develop into:
  • Headache extreme sweating. A feeling of being disoriented. Denial of any blood sugar level problems. Extreme anger or giddiness
  • If hypoglycemia is not treated at this point or is not responding to treatment, the person can quickly become unconscious, suffer seizures or even fall into a coma which can lead to brain damage or even death.
  • Not everyone will develop all of these symptoms and some people may develop signs that are not on this list. When with a diabetic, just be on the lookout for behavior that is not normal for them. They may resist checking their blood sugar levels. If they do, on the side of caution and continue on with treatment.

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What Are The Health Benefits Of Magnesium Glycinate?
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Date: March 12, 2013 11:58 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Health Benefits Of Magnesium Glycinate?

Magnesium Glycinate is derived from the attachment of magnesium to glycine. The health benefits of Magnesium glycinate are many. Naturally, the body needs magnesium to function properly. If the magnesium levels in our blood are less than normal, it is necessary to take magnesium glycinate supplement. When the amount of magnesium in the human body is very low, it may lead to various ailments. Likewise, excessive intake of this nutrient may lead to fatigue, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea etc.

Let us consider some of the health benefits of this supplement:

Prevent High blood pressure Medical Experts believe that consuming a large amount of this supplement can help prevent or reduce the effect of high blood pressure. Individuals who are already suffering from high blood pressure can take this supplement to reduce hypertension.

Increase Levels of HDL

HDL stands for good cholesterol. This supplement can also help reduce levels of bad cholesterol and increase levels of good cholesterol.

Improve Sleep Quality

People who have low levels of magnesium may find it difficult to sleep. If you are yet to achieve a more restful sleep, perhaps you can take this supplement. Those who are struggling with restless leg syndrome may also find this supplement helpful.

Mood enhancer

Magnesium glycinate supplement can help balance your mood swings. According to the author of "Healing Depression Naturally" Lewis Harrison, magnesium has the ability to regulate neurotransmitter receptor sites. Harrison emphasizes on the use of magnesium glycinate as a good treatment for depression. He stated that magnesium glycinate helps to remove mercury from the body, which can lead to Emotional stability. However, this claim is based on anecdotal evidence and not clinical studies. Notwithstanding, some persons have achieved success using this supplement to treat depression. Therefore, if you are struggling with fatigue, sleeplessness, depression, high blood pressure and high bad cholesterol levels, then this supplement is for you.

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Niacin And Niacinamide?
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Date: November 18, 2012 10:32 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Niacin And Niacinamide?

Niacin Vs Niacinamide

Niacin

Niacin also known as nicotinic acid is an organic compound and it is one of the essential human nutrients. Niacin deficiency can result to pellagra. It is also used for reducing cardiovascular issues. A chemist called Hugo Weidel first described niacin in 1873 in his studies of nicotine in the oxidation of nicotine using nitric acid. The name niacin was derived from nicotinic acid + vitamin.

Niacinamide

Niacinamide is also known as nicotinamide or nicotinic acid amide. It is the amide of niacin. Niacianamide is part of B-vitamin and it is water soluble. Niacinamide is derived from niacin. These two are components of B3-vitamin and they are often used as supplements interchangeably. However, there are some critical differences between these two vitamin B3 components. Niacinamide is derived from niacin and the body is able to convert niacin into niacinamide.

Niacinamide can also be made by our body from an amino acid known as trytophan which is usually present in animal foods. A chemical compound known as an amide is what makes niacinamide. Amide is defined by a nitrogen atom which is combined with a carbonyl group or C=O. Therefore, the main distinction between these two components is that niacinamide is a derivative of niacin.

Different Pharmacological Properties

Although the two are used interchangeably, they have different pharmacological properties. Their physical effects on the body also differ and people who are sensitive to their effects may prefer to use one over the other. Their usefulness in treating different conditions for instance high cholesterol, circulatory problem and osteoarthritis can also differ. Because of the pharmacological properties difference in niacin and niacinamide, different people can have different physical reactions when they take one as opposed to the other.

High niacin doses can cause flushing a condition that causes blood vessels to widen. This makes the capillaries under the skin to expand to allow more blood to flow making the skin to become red and itchy. Niacinamide does not have the effect of skin flushing and that is why it is preferred over niacin in the treatment of pellagra, a condition that results due to lack of vitamin B3. The only affect that niacinamide may cause is excessive sweating.

Niacin And Cholesterol

Niacin on the other hand it is preferred in the treatment of high cholesterol levels while niacinamide is not preferred in this treatment. This is because since niacinamide is a derivative of niacin, the cholesterol lowering properties in niacinamide are inhibited. Niacin is also preferred in treating circulatory problems because of its effects on the blood vessels and the role it plays in lowering high cholesterol levels hence preventing hardening of the arteries.

This in addition reduces the risk of heart attacks. On the other hand, Niacinamide may also be preferred for treating osteoarthritis and diabetes. The two can be used in treating physical and Emotional stress. Either niacin or niacinamide may be used for treating anxiety and depression. For these two components of Vitamin B3 to be effective, doctors recommend that they ought to be taken in combination with Vitamin B1, B2 and C.

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What Makes Neptune Krill Oil So Good For Your Health?
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Date: March 24, 2012 05:32 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Makes Neptune Krill Oil So Good For Your Health?

Neptune Krill Oil

Neptune Krill Oil is a dietary supplement that is made from the a species of Krill, a small crustacean that is quite similar to a shrimp. Neptune krill oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These krills are supposed to be the largest biomass in the world and are found in the Antartic and North Pacific Oceans. While these shrimp like creatures are small in size, there is an estimate of 500mn tons of krill in the ocean. Neptune Technology has the patent for krill oil extraction and hence the krill oil that is found as supplement comes from Neptune Technologies only. As Krill form important part of the food chain, especially in the Antartic region, there have been many krill farms being setup for harvesting of krill.

Health Benefits

Krill oil has many health benefits and is used as a dietary supplement as it contains important nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids similar to those found in fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids conjugated to phospholipids and astaxanthin. Lets us see what benefits of Neptune krill oil are:

Blood Sugar and Hyperlipidemia: Recent studies have shown the beneficial effects of krill oil in lowering blood sugar levels and totalcholesterol. Neptune Krill oil helps in lowering bad cholesterol (LDL), blood sugar, triglycerides and total cholesterol:HDL ratio. Hence it keeps your heart healthy and fit.

Premenstrual Syndrome: Neptune Krill oil is an effective and natural way to manage the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. It not just gives relief from the physical symptoms such as bloating, breast tenderness and fatigue, but also helps in controlling the Emotional symptoms (irritability, stress and depression) experienced by many women during their menses.

Inflammation relief: Studies have indicated that daily intake of krill oil helps in improving the joint health and thus helps in reducing inflammation and pain of arthritis.

Reduces risk of Cancer: Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-carcinogenic properties. Consumption of Neptune krill oil could reduce the risk of cancer. Studies have even shown that krill oil helps slowing down the growth of cancerous tumors.

Fish oil versus Krill oil: Which one is better?

Fish oil vs Krill oil is the most common debate that is becoming popular among health enthusiasts. This is because both Fish oil and Krill oil are the daily nutritious supplements that are loaded with potential health benefits. In essence, both of these oils share same characteristics in terms of their composition and their properties but still the comparisons between these two healthy oils continue. Let us discuss the pros and cons of fish oil vs krill oil and compare different parameters to decide it by ourselves, which one is better?

1. Krill oil contains higher amounts of anti-oxidants (astaxanthin) that are quite beneficial for health while many manufacturers add anti-oxidants from outside in fish oil.

2. Both the oils are rich source of omega 3 fatty acids, but fish oil contains high concentration of harmful metals that can cause unwanted side-effects if consumed.

3. Fish oil is made commercially from farm raised fish, which lacks useful nutrients, whereas krill oil is made from the pristine waters of Antarctica.

Krill oil is nature's rich source of important nutrients. Neptune krill oil is a vital supplement that has many health benefits.

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