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Study: Taking protein supplements before going to the gym can leadto improved post-workout burn Darrell Miller 5/3/19
Reduce your risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer, researchersdiscover an effective natural solution Darrell Miller 4/30/19
5 easy ways you can boost your energy levels VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/31/18
Hydrochloric Acid: The Stomach Acid that Defends Against GERD, Candida & Leaky Gut VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/20/18
Why does losing weight get harder with age? VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/18/18
Here Is How To Boost Weight Loss Naturally And Safe With Water!! Darrell Miller 5/14/18
This Is Why You Have Leg Cramps At Night (And How To Stop It) Darrell Miller 4/2/18
Alzheimer's Disease: What You Can Do to Prevent Holiday Memories from Vanishing Darrell Miller 11/26/17
7 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Metabolism Darrell Miller 11/2/17
Ginseng extracts found to prevent obesity Darrell Miller 9/25/17
10 Home Remedies for Arthritis & Joint Pain | Natural Cures Darrell Miller 9/5/17
This Is The Best Way to Detox Your Body Darrell Miller 8/28/17
What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Exercising? ATTENTION!! Darrell Miller 8/27/17
What you have to do to live longer Darrell Miller 8/8/17
5 ways to relieve period cramps naturally Darrell Miller 7/16/17
Coffee diet: Can you slurp your way to slim? Darrell Miller 7/16/17
5 Things You Should Know Before You Take NSAIDs To Relieve Workout Pain Darrell Miller 7/11/17
CURE THYROID NATURALLY || Heal your Thyroid Gland with Most Effective Home Remedies Darrell Miller 7/6/17
50% of all colon cancer cases are preventable Darrell Miller 6/4/17
Healthy nervous system can equal good metabolism Darrell Miller 5/29/17
Why Are Diabetics More Prone to Heart Diseases? Darrell Miller 5/28/17
Emotional Eating and Weight Gain Darrell Miller 5/28/17
Fight Inflammation, Belly Fat And Disease with The 3 Day Soup Cleanse Darrell Miller 5/21/17
9 Habits you Need to Start Today to Stop Dementia and Alzheimer’s Before it Starts Darrell Miller 5/4/17
Weight Loss: Improving Your Diet Is More Effective Than Exercise Darrell Miller 4/5/17
Why do my feet always cramp during workouts? Darrell Miller 3/15/17
Greatist: Your Ideal Weight Isn't What You Think Darrell Miller 2/18/17
Study Says Inflammation Is Keeping You Fat Darrell Miller 2/18/17
Newest Finding: Depression Might Be An Allergic Reaction To Inflammation Darrell Miller 2/12/17
Exercise Keeps the Brain Young: Study Darrell Miller 1/13/17
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
The real secret to a healthy heart Darrell Miller 12/22/16
Moderate exercise can boost fertility in men Darrell Miller 12/18/16
Avoid these 6 cholesterol mistakes for heart health Darrell Miller 12/16/16
Low-Carb Diet May Aid Your Metabolism Darrell Miller 12/14/16
Tips to Help Fight Breast Cancer Darrell Miller 10/5/16
What Are Some Natural Cholesterol Lowering Supplements? Darrell Miller 12/10/13
Are There Herbs And Vitamins For Pain? Darrell Miller 12/29/12
How Does Green Tea And African Mango Help With Weight Loss? Darrell Miller 12/11/12
What Are herbs For Hypoglycemia? Darrell Miller 12/21/11
How Much Fiber Is In A Tomato And Its Health Benefits? Darrell Miller 10/18/11
How Can I Raise Blood Pressure Naturally? Darrell Miller 10/18/11
Strengthen The Liver and Kidneys With Leucine Darrell Miller 4/27/09
Prenatal Vitamins Darrell Miller 11/3/08
Immune Boost Herbs Darrell Miller 9/17/08
What is Alpha Lipoic Acid? Darrell Miller 7/18/08
Fight Night Blindness, Boost Eye And Vascular Health With Bilberry Darrell Miller 3/19/08
Boost Skin And Joint Health With Natural Supplements Darrell Miller 1/19/08
Pine Bark Extract Boosts Nitric Oxide Production Darrell Miller 1/17/08




Study: Taking protein supplements before going to the gym can leadto improved post-workout burn
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Date: May 03, 2019 04:08 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study: Taking protein supplements before going to the gym can leadto improved post-workout burn





Recent research published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition indicates that taking your protein supplement before working out can help increase your body’s fat oxidation. In a study of 11 college-aged males who took either whey or casein protein supplements prior to moderate exercise, it was found that both post-exercise fat oxidation and post-exercise energy consumption improved. Casein has more of an impact in this study than whey. This strongly suggests you should take your protein supplement before exercising.

Key Takeaways:

  • It has been shown that the timing of when proteins are taken really matters as researchers have realized that taking protein supplements before workout improves post-workout burn.
  • 11 healthy, recreationally active college males were recruited for the study and they did not take any caffeine 30 days before the study.
  • The proteins that the participants took were 25 g of whey protein isolate, 35 g of casein protein, and 25 g of food additive maltodextrin.

"Published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, the study looked at the effect of taking protein supplements before exercise on fat oxidation and energy expenditure during and after a bout of moderate-intensity exercise. Previous research has shown that pre-exercise protein consumption may promote fat oxidation, at the same time, minimize protein degradation during exercise."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-26-protein-supplements-before-gym-improve-post-workout-burn.html

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Reduce your risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer, researchersdiscover an effective natural solution
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Date: April 30, 2019 03:57 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Reduce your risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer, researchersdiscover an effective natural solution





Cirrhosis and liver cancer are common diseases that can be easily prevented. There are many ways to reduce the chance of developing these diseases over the course of a lifetime, such as moderate physical activity. Resistance training in particular can help to alleviate symptoms and reduce the likelihood of developing these diseases because it can lower fat levels. Exercise can also lower cholesterol and help manage weight. To sum, healthy lifestyle choices and changes can reduce the risk of cancer associated with the liver and cirrhosis, which will ultimately lead to a positive and healthy life.

Key Takeaways:

  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is estimated to affect about thirty percent of Americans which translates to about a hundred million Americans.
  • Recent research from the University of Liverpool, UK, has shown that physical exercise, particularly resistance training, can reduce the risk of having liver cancer.
  • The liver is an important organ in the body that is involved in a lot of detoxification and it was shown that exercising was more beneficial for obese people.

"At the end of the study period, both liver fat and cholesterol levels were significantly lower."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/fatty-liver-disease-solutions-2916.html

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5 easy ways you can boost your energy levels
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Date: August 31, 2018 05:53 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 easy ways you can boost your energy levels





5 easy ways you can boost your energy levels

While many people feel tired a lot of the time, healthier habits can help you be more energetic. Eating lots of unprocessed, nutrient-dense foods can help, as can engaging in regular, moderate levels of physical activity, even if you really don’t feel like it at the time. Getting enough sleep and learning how to relax and de-stress can both also help you feel refreshed and better rested. Finally, if your fatigue persists, consult your doctor, since in some cases it can be a symptom of an underlying condition.

Key Takeaways:

  • A healthy diet is a key to boosting energy, especially if you eat dark fruits and vegetables such as berries and broccoli.
  • You may not feel like exercising when your energy levels are low, but walking, yoga, and tai chi can make you feel more energetic.
  • Although it is normal to feel more tired as you age, you should see a doctor to rule out any serious health problems.

"Although fatigue is common and can seem inevitable, steps can be taken to beat tiredness."

Read more: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/08/28/5-easy-ways-you-can-boost-your-energy-levels/

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Hydrochloric Acid: The Stomach Acid that Defends Against GERD, Candida & Leaky Gut
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Date: August 20, 2018 09:53 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Hydrochloric Acid: The Stomach Acid that Defends Against GERD, Candida & Leaky Gut





Hydrochloric Acid: The Stomach Acid that Defends Against GERD, Candida & Leaky Gut

Hydrochloric Acid is a key digestive juice which tends to decrease within your body as you get older, causing a variety of digestive and non-digestive issues. Less hydrochloric acid means a less acidic gut, which can result in higher incidence of heartburn, gas, acid reflux, bacterial or yeast infections and other conditions. While some decrease in hydrochloric acid is a common part of aging, eating too much processed food, not exercising and other lifestyle issues can exacerbate it.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hydrochloric Acid is a highly acidic enzyme produced in your stomach that plays a critical role in digesting food.
  • Production of hydrochloric acid tends to decrease somewhat with age, but this issue can be exacerbated by eating too much processed food, lack of exercise and other lifestyle issues.
  • Decreased production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach can be associated with indigestion, acid reflux, gas, yeast infections and other digestive ailments.

"Additionally, not producing enough HCL can lead to many other problems, such as skin problems, including acne or rosacea, mineral deficiencies and autoimmune reactions."

Read more: https://draxe.com/hydrochloric-acid/

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Why does losing weight get harder with age?
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Date: August 18, 2018 09:53 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why does losing weight get harder with age?





Why does losing weight get harder with age?

Many find it harder to drop the extra pounds later in life, and science is now backing up this theory with medical evidence that point to it being true. Each year that we grow older, our metabolism drops by approximately 1%. This means that the amount of calories we burn drops by this same amount. We also tend to store more white fat as opposed to brown fat. White fat is known to store more fat cells, while brown fat helps promote an increase in heart rate and other beneficial functions.

Key Takeaways:

  • People often find that they gain weight as they age even if they are eating and exercising the same amount as before.
  • For starters, a person's metabolic rate drops as their years advance over time.
  • In addition, people's bodies are able to store more white fat for additional calories.

"Well, there are a couple things working against you. One, you’re most likely not burning as many calories as you did when you were in your 20s."

Read more: https://www.wahpetondailynews.com/health/why-does-losing-weight-get-harder-with-age/article_cc0254cc-a16b-11e8-8cf4-7710ae4a480b.html

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Here Is How To Boost Weight Loss Naturally And Safe With Water!!
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Date: May 14, 2018 01:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Here Is How To Boost Weight Loss Naturally And Safe With Water!!





There is a way to boost weight loss in a natural way and in a safe way with water. We need to drink about 2 liters of water a day. Our bodies need water and we need to drink it all of the time. There is research that says that drinking plenty of water will help with weight loss. We lose water by breathing and Exercising. It is a great aid at losing weight and it helps our mood as well.

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

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This Is Why You Have Leg Cramps At Night (And How To Stop It)
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Date: April 02, 2018 01:17 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: This Is Why You Have Leg Cramps At Night (And How To Stop It)





People who suffer from leg cramps at night might be interested in viewing a video about the causes and prevention of this painful condition. The video attributes cramping to a variety of reasons. One is exercise, which can build up lactic acid in the muscles. Another is a lack of magnesium and potassium in the body. The video recommends drinking plenty of water before and after Exercising. It also recommends drinks rich in magnesium and potassium. Examples include celery and tomato juice, or ginger in water.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2U8zmCjrVI&rel=0

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Alzheimer's Disease: What You Can Do to Prevent Holiday Memories from Vanishing
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Date: November 26, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Alzheimer's Disease: What You Can Do to Prevent Holiday Memories from Vanishing





Alzheimer's, like most diseases comes with its own set of problems, the memory loss being number one. Much like other diseases it is important to find those symptoms early. One easy way to help with that is mind exercises. These help with neuro plasticity and will allow your brain to function in top condition for years to come. Much like exercising works for the heart, muscles, and flexibility these exercises keep the brain healthy. Try them out!

Key Takeaways:

  • Getting an annual memory check up can help catch Alzheimer's disease in it's early stages.
  • A healthy diet, physical and mental exercise, and vitamin supplements can help improve your cognitive health.
  • The vital brain aging program can add many years of making happy memories, instead of forgetting them.

"Prevention and early detection of first signs of cognitive impairment and treating its cause is key to maintaining a healthy brain throughout life"

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/opinion/tn-dpt-me-commentary-shankle-20171122-story.html

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7 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Metabolism
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Date: November 02, 2017 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Metabolism





Metabolism is loosely translated as the way your body uses food for energy. Fast and slow metabolisms are blamed for weight loss and gain. There are ways to boost your metabolism naturally from caffeine consumption to sleeping in a colder room. Believe it or not, stress does not burn calories; instead it can raise cortisol which eventually can lead to fat gains. These additions to your diet and lifestyle can help speed up fat burning but exercise and a healthy lifestyle should go hand in hand with them for best results.

Key Takeaways:

  • According to a recent study, lowering the temperature in your home, even slightly, can help you to burn more calories.
  • A number of studies have shown that drinking coffee can help to increase your metabolism.
  • If you body does not get enough rest and sleep it can have a negative impact your metabolism.

"Someone with a super-fast burn can’t stay slim eating junk food and not exercising, while people with slower metabolisms aren’t automatically doomed to an overweight fate."

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/7-ways-naturally-boost-your-metabolism-ncna814626?cid=public-rss_20171028

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Ginseng extracts found to prevent obesity
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Date: September 25, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Ginseng extracts found to prevent obesity





Obesity is a huge problem. More and more people suffer from it. It can lead to heart and other problems. There are things you can do such as eating right and exercising. Ginseng extract is also helpful. This extract has other health benefits as well so would be a great addition to anyone's health routine. Ginseng can also be found in some kinds of soda and other healthier drinks. There are many ways to take it in.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ginseng root extract has been reported to have an anti-obesity effect.
  • Ginseng is widely available, with Asian Ginseng and American Ginseng being the two major classes.
  • It can also help boost cognitive performance and stimulate neural activity, helping prevent dementia.

"both groups noted significantly lower levels of abdominal and epididymal adipose tissue mass"

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-09-15-ginseng-extracts-found-to-prevent-obesity.html

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10 Home Remedies for Arthritis & Joint Pain | Natural Cures
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Date: September 05, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 Home Remedies for Arthritis & Joint Pain | Natural Cures





There are ten home remedies for arthritis and joint pain. Joint pain is a very common thing in people from all different age groups. These conditions may be associated with bone diseases. If the person has an office job, then joint pain is a lot more common. Ice is one thing that you will want to use to reduce joint pain. It is a very easy thing to do. You can also take a cold bath.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4oNcGpAEe8&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Joint pain is often a sign of more serious conditions, like arthritis or osteoporosis. Therefore, it's necessary to address the issues through several techniques
  • Cold water treatment, whether through ice baths or cold compresses are effective against pain due to inflammation
  • Walking can be an effective way to alleviate joint pain.

"Stretching your muscles is a very common and simple exercise used in gyms, since it helps you avoid pulling muscles before or after Exercising."

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This Is The Best Way to Detox Your Body
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Date: August 28, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: This Is The Best Way to Detox Your Body





Many people think that the only way to cleanse or detox their body is by fasting. There is an easier and healthier way to get the benefit of detox and it is by eating certain foods, exercising, getting enough sleep and drinking lots of water. Eat more fiber rich foods and eat less red meat, sugar, processed and fatty foods to detox naturally.Try not to eat large meals but smaller ones more often. A few changes to your diet will keep everything working smoothly.

Key Takeaways:

  • This article presented 6 habits to help detoxify the body.
  • Drinking water is detoxifying because it can help remove toxins from the body.
  • The article's steps were easy to understand and made it easy to cleanse your body.

"it’s time to make over your notion of a cleanse"

Read more: http://www.health.com/weight-loss/how-to-detox

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What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Exercising? ATTENTION!!
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Date: August 27, 2017 05:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Exercising? ATTENTION!!





It is very normal that people get motivated and join a gym. But, when people do not see results they give up Exercising and they feel that nothing will happen to their body. Fatiguing faster is one thing that will happen to you when you quit Exercising. Climbing stairs will not be as easy anymore. Physical performance will be impacted by quitting exercise. You will also lose muscle mass. You gain fat when you stop Exercising.

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

Key Takeaways:

  • By quitting Exercising, you get fatigue from normal activities such as going up stairs.
  • You have a loss of muscle mass from not Exercising.
  • You have an increase in fat content of your body and gain weight.

"stopping exercise reduces the bodies resistance to various physical activities of everyday life."

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What you have to do to live longer
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Date: August 08, 2017 07:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What you have to do to live longer





Today's medicine provides a multitude of different theories and options when it comes to one's health. A more simplistic approach is to bring things back to basics - that means eating healthy. Green leafy vegetables provide enzymes that counter inflammation. Consuming fish can fight against heart attacks. Ginger and cinnamon have been linked to fighting cancer and boosting metabolism respectively as well. Other simple things to do include exercising daily and getting the correct sleep.

Read more: What you have to do to live longer

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5 ways to relieve period cramps naturally
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Date: July 16, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 ways to relieve period cramps naturally





For most women, there is a cyclical monthly occasion that consumes their bodies with pain and cramping. While some deal with this pharmacologically, there might be natural alternatives to menstrual symptoms. A recent article on foxnews.com provided several tips that may help relieve menstrual symptoms without turning to pills. The following recommendations were made: Fish oil and Vitamin B12 supplementation, increasing vegetable intake while reducing fats, Magnesium supplementation, exercise, and heat therapy. Of course, this article did recommend seeking a physicians advice before implementing any of these dietary or excercise recommendations.

Key Takeaways:

  • Oils and vitamins from fish, as well as a more vegetable based diet, have been shown to help the pain, as well as other symptoms.
  • Studies have shown that magnesium, through natural or supplemental sources, helps reduces period related pains.
  • Heat helps temporarily stop pain, while exercising during PMS can increase blood flow to decrease symptomatic pain.

"... what if you could relieve period cramps naturally? Some of these remedies might even help you conquer the cramps once and for all."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/07/10/5-ways-to-relieve-period-cramps-naturally.html

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Coffee diet: Can you slurp your way to slim?
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Date: July 16, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Coffee diet: Can you slurp your way to slim?





Many feel coffee can help you to lose weight, but drinking too much can also be bad for your health. This discusses whether or not you can use it to slim down. If you try to do so you should be wise about it. Research coffee's effects on the body and don't use it more than is necessary. It does have some health benefits as well so it's not all bad. No one has to worry about having some but having too much can be negative.

Key Takeaways:

  • Coffee can help you lose weight by increasing your metabolic speed and helping the body deal with fat.
  • To effectively achieve the weightloss, drink black coffee after every meal, before bathing and exercising.
  • Must be black coffee, as sweeteners add additional calories that counteract the dieting effect.

"You're going to burn 100 more calories a day by drinking coffee than if you haven’t."

Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/07/08/coffee-diet-can-you-slurp-your-way-to-slim/

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5 Things You Should Know Before You Take NSAIDs To Relieve Workout Pain
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Date: July 11, 2017 07:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Things You Should Know Before You Take NSAIDs To Relieve Workout Pain





Although taking ibuprofen for every ache and pain, especially after exercising, seems safe, it's actually a pretty bad idea. Too much can lead to high blood pressure and A-fib to name a few which can cause blood clots. It can also cause kidney and muscle damage from fluid retention and too much sodium caused by the fluid buildup. Try massages to help sore muscles instead. A hot bath maybe. Try to think about how much you have had to drink that day since dehydration can cause muscle soreness. Be sure to stretch as well. For continuous pain consider physical therapy.

Read more: 5 Things You Should Know Before You Take NSAIDs To Relieve Workout Pain

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CURE THYROID NATURALLY || Heal your Thyroid Gland with Most Effective Home Remedies
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Date: July 06, 2017 05:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CURE THYROID NATURALLY || Heal your Thyroid Gland with Most Effective Home Remedies





There are self treatment options for people suffering from hypothyroid syndrome. A specific type of fatty acid found in coconut oil used in cooking or drinking will increase the productivity of the thyroid and assist the metabolic rate positively. The will help the individual feel better. It is recommended extra virgin olive oil is utilized in the diet for a healthier body. Another choice to assist the thyroid is apple cider vinegar. There are three positive benefits from using apple cider vinegar including better alkaline acid numbers, reduction in weight, and a metabolism boost. Adding a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water daily with a touch of honey should provide needed benefits including those with diabetes and high cholesterol. Simply spending as little as 15 minutes per day in the sun will increase the natural vitamin D levels in one's body to help in the battle against thyroid disease and other natural benefits. Exercise and eating sea vegetables for more iodine levels also provide overall health benefits plus assist against hypothyroidism. Overall, eating a healthy diet and exercise will help fight hypothyroidism from home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V474tOlmeYM&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • You can add coconut oil to your drinks to help with your thyroid
  • Being deficient in Vitamin D can cause thyroid issues. Exercising outside can help replenish Vitamin D to the body
  • Drinking apple cider vinegar can help releave thyroid issues naturally

"If your body is not getting enough Omega 3 Fatty Acids there can be hormonal imbalance - including thyroid hormones!"

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50% of all colon cancer cases are preventable
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Date: June 04, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 50% of all colon cancer cases are preventable





Colorectal cancer is highly preventable, especially when you maintain beneficial levels of healthy bacteria in your intestines. Most colorectal cancer is due to poor diet, tobacco use or infections leading to formation of cancer cells. A diet high in fruits, vegetables and fiber while being low in processed or red meats can prevent cancer from forming. Exercising regularly and keeping your weight and belly fat accumulation low is also beneficial. Finally, limiting cancer causing alcohol and cutting out tobacco use will also keep your colon healthy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Including healthy things in a diet and maintaining an active lifestyle can help prevent colon cancer.
  • You should only get colonoscopies if you are over 50 and have an unhealthy lifestyle.
  • People who are overweight and eat out often have a higher chance of developing cancer.

"Colorectal cancer, which includes both cancers of the colon and rectum, is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the U.S."

Read more: http://www.healthnutnews.com/50-colon-cancer-cases-preventable/

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Healthy nervous system can equal good metabolism
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Date: May 29, 2017 07:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Healthy nervous system can equal good metabolism





Having a healthy nervous system will give you a good metabolism. Obese individuals have a higher chance at getting heart disease. STUDIES show that high blood pressure could be caused by stress. A great way to keep your system healthy is excercise. Exercising helps keep your body in tip top shape. Another way to help reduce stress and have a healthy body is accupuncture. It's been proven to give you feeling of calm. These are just a few suggestions out of many in which you can use to have a healthier you

Read more: Healthy nervous system can equal good metabolism

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Why Are Diabetics More Prone to Heart Diseases?
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Date: May 28, 2017 07:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Are Diabetics More Prone to Heart Diseases?





Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic disease that can lead to many dangerous complications, including coronary heart disease, cerebro-vascular disease, retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy. Of these complications, coronary heart disease is of one of the most worrisome. Having diabetes doubles the risk of heart disease in men and triples the risk in women. This is because people with diabetes have vessel blockages that make them more susceptible to cardiac problems. It is important for people with diabetes to manage their risk by monitoring their blood sugar and lipid levels. They can do this by making lifestyle changes, such as exercising, avoiding smoking, and having appropriate screened tests performed.

Read more: Why Are Diabetics More Prone to Heart Diseases?

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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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Fight Inflammation, Belly Fat And Disease with The 3 Day Soup Cleanse
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Date: May 21, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fight Inflammation, Belly Fat And Disease with The 3 Day Soup Cleanse





People who have belly fat are always trying to think of ways to get rid of it. They think Exercising is the only way that will get rid of it permanently but they forget that what they put in their bodies has a lot do with it as well. This video provides different methods to help lessen belly fat and other diseases with a soup cleanse. The soup is a broccoli detox soup and it helps to get rid of all the bad toxins that either your body has produced or from stuff you have put in your body. The video mentions how in just three days you should see results.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuYUibdlA6I&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Soup is a clean and healthy meal that acts as a detoxifier because it empties fats from the body.
  • Water hydrates the body and can eradicate any additional toxins.
  • Our main organs functions are boosted when eating the detoxifier that is soup.

"By detoxifying the organism you will boost the performance of your liver, gut, kidneys, lymphatic system, lungs and finally, skin."

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9 Habits you Need to Start Today to Stop Dementia and Alzheimer’s Before it Starts
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Date: May 04, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 9 Habits you Need to Start Today to Stop Dementia and Alzheimer’s Before it Starts





Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease are two conditions prominent in elderly patients. There is no cure, and while treatments are available, it seems the conditions are more progressive than science. Preventing these conditions before they occur is your best option. Doing this isn't as difficult as you might think for it to be. In fact, there are habits you can stop doing right now that will lessen the risk that these conditions are going to affect you later in life.

Key Takeaways:

  • Alzheimer's and Dementia are not just part of getting older and there are steps people can take to try to avoid these things from setting in.
  • A proper diet with suppliments can decrease the chances of dementia.
  • Keeping your mind active and "exercising" it is important to strong mental health later in life.

"Though they have not shown to be effective in the later stages of dementia, studies have shown that supplementation early on in dementia may improve symptoms, and diets high in omega-3s or that have been supplemented early on in life can decrease your chance of developing the disease."

Read more: http://www.healthnutnews.com/9-habits-need-start-today-stop-dementia-alzheimers-starts/

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Weight Loss: Improving Your Diet Is More Effective Than Exercise
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Date: April 05, 2017 10:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Weight Loss: Improving Your Diet Is More Effective Than Exercise





When people want to lose weight they think the only way they can do it is by exercising. Exercising is definitely a great asset to losing weight but it will not make someone completely lose all their weight. A great part of losing weight is dieting according to this article. Changing up your eating habits will help lose and burn the fat you don't when exercising. It will also make your weight lose look even more noticeable.

Read more: Weight Loss: Improving Your Diet Is More Effective Than Exercise

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Why do my feet always cramp during workouts?
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Date: March 15, 2017 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why do my feet always cramp during workouts?





Cramping in the legs can happen with dehydration caused by exercising and sweating but cramping in the feet can have a different source. Tight footwear can often be the problem because the feet can swell when they heat up. Pressure on the top of the foot can cause cramping. Keeping the top of the shoe loose can help prevent the pressure. Occasional cramping can be relieved by rolling the foot on a ball and massaging the foot, but a podiatrist may need to be consulted.

Key Takeaways:

  • Dehydration can come into play with any type of muscle cramp
  • when it comes to your feet specifically, the most likely culprit is ill-fitting shoes
  • if you don’t have proper arch support, your shoes will bend too much midfoot, potentially leading to overuse injuries

"Your muscles need water to function properly, so when we sweat, they’re getting less and less water, becoming tighter and tighter, which can lead to contractions within the muscle"

Read more: http://www.mensfitness.com/training/pro-tips/why-do-my-feet-always-cramp-during-workouts

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Greatist: Your Ideal Weight Isn't What You Think
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Date: February 18, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Greatist: Your Ideal Weight Isn't What You Think





Many people have attempted dieting with a goal weight in mind, But is physical and mental health a factor in this. Science is unable to tell you what you should weigh they can only give you a generalization with body mass index. What really matters is that your are taking in enough calories and Exercising a healthy amount. This along with good sleeping habits can keep you from going hopping on and off the scale often.

Key Takeaways:

  • When I was a dieter I always had a goal weight that I thought would change my life. I’d get on the scale (if I was brave enough) and would hold my breath as I watched the needle move, calculating in my mind how many pounds away I was from happiness.
  • I get asked this question a lot, and unfortunately there is no easy answer. There are, however, several frameworks and benchmarks you can use to help guide your efforts.
  • Your BMI tells you almost nothing about your nutritional status, body fat percentage, or strength, and therefore tells you almost nothing about how healthy you are (or aren’t).

"Your BMI tells you almost nothing about your nutritional status, body fat percentage, or strength, and therefore tells you almost nothing about how healthy you are (or aren’t)."



Reference:

//www.huffingtonpost.com/Greatist/your-ideal-weight-isnt-wh_b_12851632.html

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Study Says Inflammation Is Keeping You Fat
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Date: February 18, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study Says Inflammation Is Keeping You Fat





We have all tried to diet and found that we just can’t do it. We try again and again to lose some weight only to find that it doesn’t go away. New research has linked the inability to lose weight with inflammation. Scientists found that converting white cells to brown cells made the weight melt off of rats in trials. This is due to the higher number of mitochondria present in brown cells versus white cells, which uses more energy. While more research needs to be done to determine how to convert to brown cells, they recommend an anti-inflammatory diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many of us have had the experience of trying what feels like every diet and workout regimen we come across, without losing weight.
  • It’s easy at this point to get frustrated — to criticize yourself for supposedly not Exercising enough, or taking too many cheat days.
  • But a new study suggests that one of the factors at play here may be inflammation.

"Many of us have had the experience of trying what feels like every diet and workout regimen we come across, without losing weight."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.thealternativedaily.com/study-links-inflammation-to-fat/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHKiE-VelG8xkc48_2omt6psctl-Q

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Newest Finding: Depression Might Be An Allergic Reaction To Inflammation
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Date: February 12, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Newest Finding: Depression Might Be An Allergic Reaction To Inflammation





It turns out that depression might actually be an allergic reaction to inflammation. It is still up for debate what the root cause, or causes of depression are. New developments have pointed researchers in a new direction. Inflammation could be the root cause and it has been gaining popularity among scientists and researchers.

Key Takeaways:

  • The root causes of depression are still debatable.
  • New developments have emerged that suggest its origin in some people stems directly from inflammation.
  • To curb stress and age-related inflammation, Dr. Wei reveals that Exercising is a key strategy that works.

"Consume fish, nuts, olive oil, and fruits and vegetables, because these foods offer the armor needed to guard against inflammation."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.nigeriatoday.ng/2017/02/newest-finding-depression-might-be-an-allergic-reaction-to-inflammation/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNF-dbADzieE_DfpFQpKuLFu5SuJEg

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Exercise Keeps the Brain Young: Study
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Date: January 13, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Exercise Keeps the Brain Young: Study





When it comes to keeping your brain young and healthy one of the ways to do so in general is by Exercising. The results of a new recent study show that exercise in general can combat cognitive decline. The recent study has shown that older adults that engage in high amounts of moderate to vigorous physical activity are thirty six percent less likely to have cognitive impairments overall.

Key Takeaways:

  • Exercise can combat cognitive decline, according to the results of a new study.
  • people who did moderate-to-vigorous levels of physical activity were significantly less likely to experience cognitive problems than those who were sedentary or did light physical activity.
  • Exercise has been shown to improve blood flow to the brain, which can stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and cells

"Three years later, the people who did moderate-to-vigorous levels of physical activity were significantly less likely to experience cognitive problems than those who were sedentary or did light physical activity."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//time.com/4619686/exercise-cognitive-decline/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFmZmViMTExOGM5Mzg5YTQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHqKc8gc_AXEzbIJCJnPGzy-ctcqw

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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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The real secret to a healthy heart
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Date: December 22, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The real secret to a healthy heart





Regular exercise helps to keep your heart healthy. There are numerous ways to exercise your heart, but interval training is one of the best ways. Interval training increases your heart rate for minimal amounts of time and works to strengthen the muscles of the heart. By bringing you heart rate up, then letting it rest, then stressing it again, your body works to simulate a very difficult workout when in fact you are not working too hard.

Key Takeaways:

  • Any form of aerobic exercise, such as walking, running, biking or swimming, can improve your cardiovascular fitness.
  • The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that people have established a base level of fitness — Exercising three to five times a week for 20 to 60 minutes — before beginning interval training.
  • Make sure you're getting enough sleep, eating nutritious food and making time for relaxation.

"Resistance training, also called strength training, has benefits for your heart, too. Long-term resistance training can help lower blood pressure."



Reference:

//www.mayoclinic.org/the-real-secret-to-a-healthy-heart/art-20270834

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Moderate exercise can boost fertility in men
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Date: December 18, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Moderate exercise can boost fertility in men





For all the men out there that don't think its possible to increase their sperm count and fertility, this study will prove you wrong. According to recent research, moderate exercise can very much help out in the struggle to maintain fertility even for men who might be increasing a bit in age.

Key Takeaways:

  • As reported by Medical News Today, an estimated one in three couples encounters conception difficulties because of poor semen quality.
  • A new study, published in the journal Reproduction, has found that moderate yet continuous and regular exercise may be the key to solving fertility problems in men.
  • After only a single week, sperm count, shape and concentration went back to the pre-training levels; sperm motility dropped back after 30 days.

"Sperm samples were evaluated before, during and after the exercise period, and were compared with the results from the control group, who did not exercise. While all Exercising men showed improvements in their semen quality – probably because of weight loss – moderate but continuous training, which included running on a treadmill for 25 to 30 minutes three to four days per week, showed the best results regarding semen quality."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/2016-12-12-moderate-exercise-can-boosts-fertility-in-men.html

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Avoid these 6 cholesterol mistakes for heart health
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Date: December 16, 2016 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Avoid these 6 cholesterol mistakes for heart health





Having high cholesterol can lead to major problems. It is important to watch cholesterol levels and there are a few things you can do to limit the damage cholesterol can do. Exercising regularly and making sure you limit your alcohol intake are important steps to take to protect yourself from a heart attack or even a stroke.

Key Takeaways:

  • Our bodies need cholesterol, but too much can clog arteries and cause heart disease.
  • A healthy diet and regular exercise regimen can reduce cholesterol levels, but you have to pay attention to your fat, sugar and alcohol intake, too.
  • Controlling risk factors is an important way of preventing and managing heart disease, like high cholesterol.

""Alcohol should be consumed in moderation. Occasional drinks at a bar or cocktail party may not raise your LDL levels, but if these outings happen too frequently, it could spell trouble. Did you know that consuming large amounts of alcohol can lead to a stroke, heart failure and high blood pressure?""



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//thenationonlineng.net/avoid-6-cholesterol-mistakes-heart-health/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZjNGVlYTM1NDU3YmZmOGU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFi2Fgrhe07EFRGYYFEPqsWh9MVNw

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Low-Carb Diet May Aid Your Metabolism
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Date: December 14, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Low-Carb Diet May Aid Your Metabolism





Feeling a little sluggish? Think you could lose a few pounds? Well low carb may be just for you. New research shows that low card is supposed to upstart metabolism making it even easier to lose weight. This is on top of the benefit that low carb provides. Start today.

Key Takeaways:

  • Research suggests that eating low-carbohydrate meals may lead to healthy changes in a woman's metabolism.
  • The researchers also found that the timing of exercise may play a role in how beneficial it is for your metabolism.
  • Small changes can make a difference, such as watching the kinds of foods you eat and not Exercising at an inappropriate time.

"Insulin is a hormone that helps the body use carbohydrates from food to fuel the cells in the body and brain."



Reference:

//www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=200089

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Tips to Help Fight Breast Cancer
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Date: October 05, 2016 05:38 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Tips to Help Fight Breast Cancer

For women, breast cancer is a well know villain. Medical doctors and specialists continue the long fight on all types of melanoma. Until a cure is found, women must maintain to fight the fight. These holistic remedies have showed promise in the fight against cancer.

Eat Your Broccoli - Yes, consuming broccoli may help lessen your uncertainties of getting breast cancer. It is stated to be one of the best veggies that battle many diseases due to its high sulfur content.

Work That Body - Help aid the prevention of breast cancer by working out to control excessive estrogen. The study suggests that Exercising for about three to five hours weekly cut your risk in half of breast cancer, simply by decreasing tumor-promoting estrogen in your bloodstream.

Demolish Bad Fat From Your Diet - Cut virtually all harmful fats. Women eating a lot of trans fats tend to be two times as prone to suffer from breast cancer as women who consume the least.

Enjoy Soy - Investigation shows that utilizing soy may slightly lower your risk.

Munch on Walnuts - Research suggests 2 Servings of walnuts each day might keep cancer at bay. By only eating on 2 oz. of delicious nuts, you can squash errant cells because of the anti-cancer compounds found in nuts.  A serving every day could prevent breast cancer extension up to 50%, based on the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Beans are Good For you Too - Women who consume beans and lentils have a substantial decrease of developing breast cancer compared to women who rarely eat them, based on a study in the International Journal of Cancer.

You are what you eat, by making healthier choices, one can fight back against cancer.

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What Are Some Natural Cholesterol Lowering Supplements?
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Date: December 10, 2013 02:30 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are Some Natural Cholesterol Lowering Supplements?

What Are Some Natural Cholesterol Lowering Supplements?

cholesterolCholesterol is a lipid, or a fat, which is produced by the liver. Though many know it not, cholesterol is essential for the normal function of the body. Amazingly, each and every cell of the body contains cholesterol in its outer layer. This lipid serves several critical functions. Most importantly, cholesterol aids in building and maintaining cell membranes. The compound also determines which elements can pass through a cell membrane and which cannot; put differently, it determines cell permeability. The compound is also essential in the production of sex hormones, including androgens and estrogens.

LDL and HDL

Like most other chemical elements found in the body, cholesterol is only helpful if it is available in the right proportions. Low or high levels of cholesterol are harmful. However, high cholesterol levels can cause the most devastating effects on health. It is of great importance, to control cholesterol levels in the body. Failure to do this, you are at risk of developing several health complications. Some of these include atherosclerosis, a condition where arteries become extremely narrow to allow proper circulation; heart attack, caused by clogged arteries; stroke, caused by blood clots that prevent arteries or veins from transporting blood to the brain; and angina, a condition that develops when the heart muscles do not get enough blood.

About Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol levels can always be brought to optimal levels by behavior and lifestyle change. This may include avoiding foods saturated in fats, quitting smoking and drinking, and Exercising. There are also supplements that are quite effective in restoring cholesterol levels to the optimal levels. Some of the popular and effective supplements include red yeast rice, niacin, and guggul. Others are fish oil and green tea extracts. Though different from the outlook, all cholesterol supplements achieve their objective in a similar or closely related ways. Most importantly, the supplements are useful in raising HDL (high density lipo-protein also called good cholesterol) levels while at the same time lowering triglycerides (another class of fats found in the blood stream).

References:
  1. //www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplementing-your-heart-health-omega-3-plant-sterols 
  2. //www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/9152.php

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Are There Herbs And Vitamins For Pain?
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Date: December 29, 2012 10:17 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Are There Herbs And Vitamins For Pain?

Everyone at one point or the other suffers some pain which could be of different kinds. We usually go for prescription drugs or at times, over-the-counter pain relievers. These drugs, however, have many side effects and do cause numerous health damages if used for a long period of time. Thus, it is much better to turn to natural pain relievers, such as herbs and vitamins.

Most herbs and vitamins for pain are used as food; therefore, do not have any side effects. This is however not the case in painkillers which are made from synthetic hormones, chemicals, and so on.

Herbal pain relievers.

Turmeric: Turmeric is popularly used in Southeast India for cooking. Turmeric has curcumin, a very powerful ingredient which aid to fight against chronic inflammatory ailments. Thus, turmeric is usually employed with some other herbs to relieve pain.

Ginger Root: Ginger root is a commonly used herbal remedy since it contains warming properties and helps to enhance blood circulation. It is essential in treating arthritis associated pains, backache and menstrual cramps. It's also used to treat sore throat. It is both analgesic and anti-inflammatory.

Valerian Root: This is used for chronic pain relief and as a skeletal relaxant. It may be used also for the treatment of trauma, cramps, shingles, headaches, insomnia, neuralgia, and stress. It possesses antispasmodic properties and is also a sedative.

Arnica: This is a homeopathic pain reliever and is believed to be particularly essential in the treatment of bruising and soft tissue injuries. It helps to alleviate overall sprains and muscle pain. It may be applied externally as a preventive measure to avoid injury prior to racing or Exercising. Thus, it is seen to be applied topically and care must be taken so as not to apply it on a broken or open skin.

Vitamins for Pain Relief

Vitamin D: This is a unique vitamin since its main source is being exposed to UV light. A deficiency in this nutrient is widespread and a popular cause of chronic pains. As a matter of fact, a vitamin D deficiency significantly raises the risk of common women's pains. In a study, vitamin D deficiency was shown to raise risk of chronic pain, particularly in women, by over 50%. Aside from sunlight, other sources of vitamin D are mushrooms, shellfish, fatty fish and fortified orange juice.

Vitamin E: This is a potent antioxidant which protects nerves and joints from damages which may cause pain. In a recent research, it was discovered that vitamin E supplements lower nerve pain. Vitamin E-rich diets are walnuts, peanuts, wheat germ, corn and kiwi.

B complex Vitamins: These include many water-soluble vitamins, such as riboflavin, thiamine and folic acid. In a chronic pain animal model, it was discovered that high amounts of B-complex vitamins reduced pain significantly. B-complex vitamin supplements can be found in a number of supplement stores. Dietary sources are vegetables, whole grains, fortified cereals and fruits.

Vitamin C: This is an antioxidant just like vitamin E and protects nerve cells from damage. A scientist known as Paul E. Zollinger discovered that vitamin C supplements helped in reducing pain in wrist fractured patients. Foods rich in Vitamin C are broccoli, bananas, mangoes and oranges.

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How Does Green Tea And African Mango Help With Weight Loss?
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Date: December 11, 2012 12:34 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Does Green Tea And African Mango Help With Weight Loss?

Weight Loss

There are numerous weight loss concepts and supplements available on the market today. But finding a weight loss supplement that's safe and effective is quite a tough task. You all know that no magic is going to happen within a night when it comes to weight loss. The fact is you have to reduce the amount of calories you intake for weight loss. Though the safest methods for losing weight is regular Exercising and consuming proper diet, but often people get frustrated as these ways are very complex and long term process. Hence many people are switching towards natural weight loss supplements which are safe and you'll get the positive results in short span of time. Finding ways will speed up the process of burning excess fat and make it easier. 

Green tea and African mango supplements

Green tea and African mango supplements are one such promising product which helps individuals to lose weight effectively. Green tea is a rich source of antioxidants especially polyphenols known as catechins. It is made up of un-fermented leaves. Apart from tea form, green tea supplements are found in the form of capsules, liquid extract and dried powder. Green tea/mango speeds up the metabolism and burns excess fat at a faster rate. They turn off the receptors that compel you to eat more.

Green tea

Green tea has the ability to reduce excess water and fat from the body, increases its energy consumption and stimulate an effective metabolism. Consuming green tea liquid extract containing catechins in accord with regular Exercising increases persons ability to lose excess abdominal fat and improved their triglyceride levels. 

African mango

African mango is a rich source of fiber food. And all you know that a balanced and healthy is a high source of fiber. The mango supplements are available in the form of pills, tablets and powder. African mango is a great supplement that works for weight loss. It accelerates the metabolism of the body. When consumed mango extract it diminishes nutrient blocking toxins that allows the body to obtain the energy it requires to burn the excess fat. African mango contains vitamin B. The Vitamin B helps to speed up metabolism of other essential nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats. It has the power to suppress the appetite and makes your body sensitive to Leptin.

Leptin is a hormone that regulates you from overeating. African mango supplement also helps you to lose weight by slowing down the digestion process, you feel full stomach for a longer time being a high source of fibre. The fibre present in Mango helps suppress your appetite and flush out the toxins from your body. A recent study has been proven that Green tea/mango both emerged as great weight loss products, if consumed regularly and should be taken in proper dosages. One can get much faster results if these supplements are followed with routine exercises. Though consuming these dietary supplements are safe and have no side effects, but it is suggested to consult a doctor, prior to consumption a person having any medical history. The Green tea / mango supplements were proven to be the best weight loss aid , so choose the high quality products which provides quicker results.

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What Are herbs For Hypoglycemia?
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Date: December 21, 2011 07:38 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are herbs For Hypoglycemia?

Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)

As people, as human beings we are built for action not for sitting down and be a couch potato all day long. We were created or our body is created with activity in mind and not luxury and laziness. Our body is able to adjust to almost any environment or any change in the environment for that matter if given enough time however the changes that is happening in the world today may be too fast for our body to cope with.

If you notice all these advancements are supposed to make things easier but it seems like it made thing harder and in turn we try to balance, we are obligated to do more work so we try to keep up by Exercising a little bit more and by watching our weight and what we eat a little bit more. But in all this time one thing remains the same, our body needs sugar to burn for us to be able to do all those things, even the simplest of brain functions needs sugar or glucose to have it functioning right. Any imbalance between the body’s requirement and the blood sugar supply will cause health problems and one of them is Hypoglycemia.

Hypoglycemia

This is a condition in which the imbalance of the blood glucose levels in the body is pointing more towards on the lower side. Meaning this a condition caused by unusually low sugar levels in the blood. Commonly this is caused by not eating enough as the body requires or maybe too much insulin is taken as why “insulin shock” is a term commonly used for cases of severe hypoglycaemia. Some of the symptoms that are associated with this condition are paleness and sweatiness of the skin, shakiness, heart palpitations and anxiety as commonly caused by high adrenaline levels in the blood as this is the body’s way of counteracting low blood sugar levels.

Other symptoms include weakness, fatigue, double vision, extreme hunger and headaches and these sets of symptoms are caused by brain function impairment which is caused by low glucose levels in the blood. In fact the brain is the organ that suffers the most when it is not able to get the glucose it needs.

Herbs that can help against Hypoglycemia just to name a few…

Ginseng – this wonder herb which has long been used and has been noted to have been effective in Chinese natural medicine is able to aid in sugar absorption in the body. If taken for longer periods of time the logic behind it is that it will be able to regulate blood sugar levels which will help with symptoms like fatigue.

Holy Basil – will be helpful for people with hypoglycaemia through aiding in the management of stress which has been known to worsen the conditions of hypoglycemic individuals.

Gentian – is a bitter tasting herb that has antiseptic and appetite stimulating properties. Its main function though is to be able to stimulate adrenaline production from the adrenal gland which will help in the regulating blood sugar levels.

Gymnema Sylvestre is an ayruvedic herb that has also been shown to help maintain good blood sugar levels.

Chromium picolinate, although not an herb but a mineral can also help maintain good blood sugar levels.

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How Much Fiber Is In A Tomato And Its Health Benefits?
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Date: October 18, 2011 05:43 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Much Fiber Is In A Tomato And Its Health Benefits?

Overview

It is one of my favourite, and I always use it in my meals. I actually just had a pasta dish with lots of tomatoes. When I was a kid, I never really thought much about tomatoes, but I guess as you mature sometimes your taste for things changes. Plus while growing up and I started to get into health and nutrition and Exercising I learned that there also is an awesome amount of health benefits that comes with a daily consumption of tomatoes. That all the more gave me a reason to put tomatoes in my all-time favourite ingredient in my food may it be an elaborate pasta dish or something as simple as tomatoes and chicken kebabs, just put it on the grill and add some salt and pepper and it’s all good. Aside from it being great for food though and being my favourite ingredient, there is most definitely more to know about tomatoes and the various health benefits it could give.

Tomatoes and Fiber

Tomato is wrongfully referred to as a vegetable and I say this because anything with seeds is technically a fruit. Any other part of the plant like the leaves that do not have seeds, like broccoli and lettuce are vegetables. It is typically a red fruit and originally was found in South America. It was spread all over the world by the Spaniards when they colonized the Americas. Now it is grown almost anywhere in the world. The tomato is also 50% fiber and have various health benefits and is known for it, however in terms of its high fiber content, we need to look at how fiber benefits our body.

Fiber

Fiber is a substance that helps our body in many ways and one of the most important things it does is helping with the maintenance of our digestive system. It helps in the cleansing process of the colon and keeps it healthy and away from damage from toxins and chemicals, it does not allow them to stay long in the colon to make damage due to consistent bowel movements that fiber helps us with. Studies even have shown that fiber can help with reducing the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer. Colon cancer is one of them and another is breast cancer, studies have shown that by just ingesting 30 grams of fiber a day you will help lower the risk of breast cancer by 50%.

Other Health Benefits of Tomatoes

One of the reasons why tomatoes are able to provide so much health benefits is because of its high contents of lycopene. It is a vital antioxidant in the body which is the key in the body’s fight against cancer cells and its development. Studies have shown that it is able to aid in the prevention of prostate cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer and others just to name a few because of its high lycopene levels.

Have you had your lycopene or tomatoes today?

If you do not like tomatoes, a supplement can give you the same health benefits without the flavour of tomatoes.

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How Can I Raise Blood Pressure Naturally?
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Date: October 18, 2011 05:25 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Can I Raise Blood Pressure Naturally?

Overview

One of the leading causes linked to most illnesses in some form or the other is an imbalanced blood pressure. Statistics have shown that 1 out of 3 adults in the US have imbalanced blood pressure. So much of our bodily functions rely on normal blood pressure to work well. Let us put it this way, if your blood pressure is higher than it is supposed to be that means it is giving your body more workload than it is supposed to have, so in turn what will happened is, your body’s degeneration will be amplified. A lot of your systems will be overworked, your heart will be overworked and eventually depending on the cause your arteries will take a beating causing other organ failures in more severe cases. Now on the other hand if blood pressure is too low, you may feel fatigued all the time, light headedness, dizziness, nausea, close to fainting or anxiety and these are all things that we want to avoid.

Blood Pressure

This is the process in which the blood is carried from the heart towards other parts of your body. This is done through blood vessels called arteries and ultimately blood pressure is defined as the force of the blood in which it pushes the arterial walls. How much pressure is experienced is also directly proportional to how much the heart beats per minute in other words blood pressure is also directly proportional to the rate of your heart beat. The faster it beats the higher your blood pressure is. The blood pressure form of measurement is based on systolic over diastolic rates. Simply put the systolic rate is when the heart pumps blood and the diastolic is when the heart is at rest in between pumps or beats and that is why the diastolic is usually lower than the systolic rate. With that said by now you probably are able to make the conclusion that blood pressure will be at its highest when you are active, nervous, or excited and on the other hand it is at its lowest when you’re a sleep.

Why would you want to increase your blood pressure?

Most of us will probably think that, that idea is ludicrous since most of us would like to avoid high blood pressure and a lot of us are taking medications to support that effort and do things like Exercising and all the other stuff to help fight against high blood pressure. However there is also a problem when blood pressure is too low as stated above and that is why some people need to increase blood pressure. There are a couple of ways to do it. First and foremost is for you to make sure you are hydrated well. High liquid volume in the body will promote higher blood pressure. Second is to lie down and elevate your feet. This will increase the return of blood to the heart therefore increasing blood pressure. Eat smaller meals so that the body will not divert so much blood to your digestive tract for digestion. Some studies also have shown that small amounts of caffeine daily may help increase low blood pressure.

You can also try herbs like bitter melon and yohimbe to elevate the heart rate. An elevated heart rate will effectively raise blood pressure. If you have low blood pressure or high, make sure you get tested every other day and record the results. Maintaining a BP level of 80/120 is optimal for good health.

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Strengthen The Liver and Kidneys With Leucine
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Date: April 27, 2009 02:08 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Strengthen The Liver and Kidneys With Leucine

L-leucine is an amino acid that is used by the body to fuel exercise and muscle-building to provide you with that athletic edge that gets you ahead of your opponents. It does so in a number of ways, none of them specifically by the direct generation of energy as such.

It is also an essential amino acid, since it cannot be manufactured by your body and hence must be taken as a supplement or as part of your diet. Foods rich in leucine include nuts, whole wheat products such as wholemeal bread, and brown rice. It is a hydrophobic amino acid, meaning that it does not like water.

It is also one of three essential branched chain amino acids, the other two being L-valine and L-isoleucine, and offers many benefits to athletic performance that shall be discussed below It also helps to preserve the body's stores of glycogen, used as an emergency energy source. Other than these properties, it possesses others, such as the maintenance of the nitrogen balance in the body.

So how does it work to fuel your body while you are Exercising? The answer is not as you might think. L-leucine doesn't increase your energy levels as creatine does when it elevates your ATP (adenosine triphosphate) levels. ATP is the molecule of energy that is synthesized in your body cells, and is then converted back to ADP, the diphosphate, with the release of energy in the form of muscular contractions.

This amino acid is what is referred to as a 'limiting' substance, in that the other amino acids cannot do their jobs in your body unless you have sufficient L-leucine in proportion to them. Specifically, you need two parts of L-valine and two parts of L-leucine to one part of L-isoleucine for optimum usage of the food that you eat.

Therefore you cannot just take the supplement without considering how much should be taken to ensure this balance. Excess will be wasted and a deficiency would fail to make proper use of the protein content of your food.

If you suffer from a deficiency, therefore, your body cannot make best use of the protein in your diet to the extent that muscle tissue will not be generated during exercise. In fact it causes catabolism, or the breakdown of muscle tissue, resulting in a loss of performance and possible increase in fatty tissue as opposed to lean muscle. The only way to build muscle is take in sufficient nitrogen in the form of amino acids and protein, along with L-leucine to put that protein to best use.

One of the major properties of L-leucine is in stimulating the synthesis of skeletal muscle tissue and by using a supplement, the protein balance can be positive after a workout. It has been shown that this protein balance is generally negative until specifically L-leucine is consumed.

The way it works is to activate a muscle-generating pathway known as mTOR (mammalian Target of Rapamycin). mTOR is normally activated when the levels of ATP in the muscle cells is high, and when these levels drop then mTOR is deactivated. The activity of mTOR is sensitive to the concentration of L-leucine, and when the concentration of the amino acid in the body rises it informs mTOR that the protein in the diet is sufficient to manufacture skeletal muscle tissue, and so mTOR s activated.

Exactly how this is done is unknown, but is a fact the mTOR depends upon both L-leucine concentration and also ATP levels. This amino acid also decreases catabolism through a number of different mechanisms, one of which involves increasing insulin levels.

In fact, when insulin and L-leucine levels increase at the same time, there is a synergy that promotes the synthesis of new protein. Not only that, but the response of insulin to the presence of carbohydrates is enhanced, this resulting in an enhancement of your body's metabolism.

The amino acid can also be used to help those suffering from kidney and liver problems because it increases liver protein synthesis. It is therefore a useful adjunct both to diabetics and those suffering from liver and kidney disease.

However, because L-leucine is an essential amino acid with so many important properties, a deficiency can have specific consequences. Catabolism has been stated earlier as one such reaction to a deficiency, and others include decreased energy levels and irregularities in the levels of blood sugar.

Everything about this substance is not good however, and when taken by itself in excess, it can reduce the amount of the other amino acids in the blood, particularly of the other two branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). This in turn upsets the balance of amino acids, and reduces further the ability of the body to produce muscle tissue until a balanced supplement is taken.

Leucine also helps to maintain the nitrogen balance. It is essential for the human body to maintain a positive nitrogen balance, and L-leucine supports this. In fact, one study has demonstrated that after 12 hours infusion with L-leucine, nitrogen balance was improved by as much as 23%.

A supplement alone is not always sufficient to maintain a positive nitrogen balance. It is generally essential that you rest your body for a sufficient length of time to allow protein to be generated. If you don't take the required amount of rest, a surplus of protein could be used to maintain energy levels rather than replace lost protein and maintain a good nitrogen balance.

A positive nitrogen balance is essential for the generation of muscle tissue, such as in bodybuilding for example, since all proteins contain nitrogen and the net nitrogen intake must exceed the excretion rate. Not in gaseous form, of course, but in the intake of amino acids and proteins. The more positive your nitrogen balance is, the faster you will recover after exercise. It is essential for anabolic exercise.

L-leucine, therefore, is a supplement that can help to maintain your current muscle mass while undergoing strenuous exercise, in addition to increasing it while resting. It offers other health benefits, one being helping to maintain clarity of thought in the aged. However, it is for its effect on muscular build-up and the athletic edge that provides that the supplement is most commonly taken.

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Prenatal Vitamins
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Date: November 03, 2008 09:47 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Prenatal Vitamins

Nowadays, it is so in to be thin and being anything but that carries a stigma, along with increased risks of serious illnesses. If that isn’t enough, recent research has found that infertility, which experts define as twelve months of unprotected intercourse that doesn’t result in a pregnancy, is also related to obesity. For women, the main obstacle is lack of ovulation, which is when the body refuses to release an egg every month. Too much abdominal fat stores an excess of estrogen, the hormone that needs to fluctuate in order for ovulation to occur. At the same time, male hormone levels rise, with all that estrogen and testosterone sending the women’s brain the wrong message.

When a couple is having trouble conceiving, evaluation by a fertility specialist is often a very good idea. Because it is pretty easy to count and evaluate sperm, it is easy to rule out any male problems, first. A woman who has irregular menstrual cycles should look for signs of hormonal imbalances like abnormal body hair, which indicates an excess in testosterone. Testing may reveal polycystic ovarian syndrome, which is marked by many cysts on the ovaries, hormonal imbalances, and/or ovulation problems. But if the male’s sperm and both partners’ hormone levels are normal, and if the woman doesn’t have blocked fallopian tubes or poor thyroid function, then the problem could very well be caused by too much weight.

Obese people usually have some medical problems already; infertility seems to be just another hit. Studies have proven that even just a 5% to 10% loss of your current weight can get your ovaries working again on their own. It is impractical to suggest normal weight, as it’ll take too long, while meanwhile, the ovaries are aging. You shouldn’t wait until you reach your ideal weight before you try to conceive, but rather, keep dropping pounds for the sake of your overall well-being. Your partner may even want to get fit with you, as one study has found that conception can be difficult when both partners are overweight or obese. Since obese men have problems with poor sperm counts or quality, along with weight-related hormonal imbalances, they’re twice as likely to be infertile than men of normal weight. Fathers-to-be may also want to take folate, as low folate levels are linked with increased risk of defective sperm.

If you’re obese, herbs and supplements may help you get pregnant, but weight loss is the critical component. To encourage ovulation, whether you are obese or not, one doctor suggests a weight-loss or weight-maintenance program, along with beta-carotene, a nutrient for ovarian function, and chaste tree berry, for its hormonal effects to optimize ovulation. This plan has proven a fifty percent success rate. Even though fertility aids such as in vitro fertilization result in a live-birth rate of more than 82%, it has been found that only 55% of those births are single babies.

If women trying for children begin eating well and Exercising daily, not only will they be able to conceive more easily, but they will be physically fit and able to play with their kids all through their lives. Diet and nutrition as well as natural prenatal supplements and extra folic acid are needed to support the birth of a healthy baby boy or girl. Stop into your local health food store and see what is available for fertility for both men and women.



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Immune Boost Herbs
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Date: September 17, 2008 11:16 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Immune Boost Herbs

There have been numerous improvements to our quality of life over the last century with advancements in science and medicine. Most families in America have access to healthcare and tools which promise improved health and well being. Even with the benefits and comforts that living in the modern world provides, chronic and preventable illnesses continue to occur. The fast-paced and high-stress lifestyle that many Americans live impacts their health in a variety of ways.

We face more health challenges today than ever before, which makes it more crucial than ever to have a balanced immune system, something that many Americans lack. Although the US leads the world in quality of healthcare, an increasing number of people are suffering or dying from preventable health problems. The environment, lifestyle, genetics, age, and antibiotic resistance are just some of the factors that are to blame for this. Thankfully, boosting immune power can counteract the negative effects of these factors on health.

Most Americans do not sleep enough, do not eat right, and do not exercise like they should. Many of the most common health problems people suffer from today are a result of lifestyle. These problems include hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, depression, and unbalanced immune function. Despite this fact, Americans continue to take part in poor health habits and then give up billions of dollars in prescriptions, doctor’s visits, and surgeries each year when they encounter an illness.

A sedentary lifestyle is a major cause for disease, as inactivity and obesity are both potential risks. Exercising as little as three times a week has been proven to enhance well-being and improve health. A lack of exercise can also contribute to stress, which we all experience. However, a healthy immune system can make our bodies more capable of withstanding the effects of stress. If immune systems can be balanced, Americans may be better able to withstand the potential health problems that living in the modern world brings.

We must take into account the fact that more health problems can arise as we age. Older individuals are much more susceptible to disordered immune systems, as the progressive immune system dysfunction that coincides with aging has been shown to influence an increasing number of age-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, and late-life lymphoma. With this knowledge, we should want to supplement and strengthen our immune systems, especially as they get older. We can work to avoid the occurrence of autoimmune disorders and cancers that so commonly occur as we age by keeping our immune systems strong and functioning at optimum levels. A lot of the potential health problems that we are facing today can be traced back to the environment. One environmental problem is the result of toxic chemicals, as the widespread use of pesticides and increase of benzene and other pollutants in the atmosphere are leading to cancer and other reproductive health problems such as endometriosis and fertility issues.

The chemical pollutants in our air, food, and water have been linked to asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders and weakened immunity. Additionally, we are being exposed to increasing amounts of UV radiation, with occurrences of skin cancer continually rising. Researchers believe that one of the main reasons for the increasing number of melanomas may be due to people spending more time in the sun as well as artificial sources of UV radiation. There are many herbs available to help boost the immune system and detox the body to help one keep a strong immune system.



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What is Alpha Lipoic Acid?
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Date: July 18, 2008 12:36 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What is Alpha Lipoic Acid?

You can be sure that a supplement has some remarkable therapeutic possibilities when it makes headlines on the five o’clock news. A recent experiment which showed the conditions of rats that had been fed a diet that was totally deficient in vitamin E tested alpha lipoic acid, which caused the rats to return to full health even though no vitamin E was replenished. The results of this test are profound, as giving these rats an alpha lipoic acid caused existing stores of vitamin E that the body was previously unable to use to be regenerated.

Alpha lipoic acid is a vitamin-like antioxidant that has been used in Europe for a long period of time. It has recently emerged as an extremely impressive therapeutic agent that scavenges free-radicals. Recent studies have suggested that it has the ability to stop some degenerative diseases, the oxidative process of aging, and restores the health of diseased organs. Additionally, it has the ability to make up deficits of vitamin E or C and could potentially be one of the best treatments that have emerged for diabetes. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is considered to be more potent than vitamins E and C, as well as coenzyme Q10. Unlike other antioxidants, ALA has properties that make it superior because it is able to replace certain nutritional supplements, while potentiating others, and inhibiting tissues from deterioration that is associated with diseases. This supplement is also both fat and water soluble, which allows it to protect lipid and aqueous cell structures.

Alpha lipoic acid is a compound that is synthesized in small amounts in the body, but can also be supplied from food or supplement sources. A vitamin-like substance, it contains sulfur and also plays a crucial role in energy reactions. It can be found in liver, yeast, spinach, organ meats, broccoli, red potatoes, and red meat. When it is orally ingested, alpha lipoic acid is not compromised in the GI tract or the liver.

Numerous studies have been conducted on ALA, all of which confirm its positive effect on metabolic processes, with recent clinical tests supporting its ability to enhance free-radical protection, slow the aging process, and guard against a variety of degenerative diseases. ALA was discovered in the 1930s, where it was originally classified as a vitamin, and later categorized as an essential coenzyme when scientists discovered that it was involved in the energy processes of cell mitochondria. It wasn’t until 1988 that scientists found that it also has powerful antioxidant effects.

Alpha lipoic acid is important because it protects us from free-radicals which are present in a body as a result of the number of toxic substances such as auto exhaust, tobacco smoke, pollution, preservatives, and additives that we are exposed to on a daily basis. These free radicals can actually accelerate the aging process, causing premature tissue breakdown to occur. Additionally, our environment will continue to surround us with these pollutants that create free radicals.

There are things we can do to minimize our health risks, which include Exercising, eating nutritiously, and not smoking. However, these measures are rarely enough to decrease our risk for certain degenerative disease a substantial amount. ALA is beneficial because it scavenges oxidants that are left behind and helps to convert carbohydrates, fatty acids and protein to energy that is needed to drive muscle movements.

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Fight Night Blindness, Boost Eye And Vascular Health With Bilberry
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Date: March 19, 2008 09:01 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fight Night Blindness, Boost Eye And Vascular Health With Bilberry

Weakness of blood vessels is often seen during the aging process when blood vessels become fragile. Dark bilberry fruit has been shown to reduce blood vessel permeability, improve capillary resistance, and provide antioxidant properties, to scavenge free radicals. One way to fight the aging process of the body is to promote health in the vascular system by eating nourishing foods, Exercising, and learning how to handle stress. Evidence shows that eating five servings or more a day of fruit and vegetables can reduce the risk of heart disease, cataracts, and some other disorders that related to blood vessel health. The dark pigment in fruits and vegetables has many health advantages.

A lot of people think that the only way to improve blood vessel health is to reduce blood cholesterol, minimizing the risk of a heart attack. That is an essential goal, but blood vessels should also have strength and integrity to maintain their health in order to carry nutrients and oxygen through the body to feed the tissues. As we age, eye function begins to diminish and causes a lot of people to fear that they are losing their eyesight.

The blood vessels decline in function, but there are other factors such as the reduction of arrestin and rhodopsin. Arrestin is a protein while rhodopsin is the light sensitive pigment that can be found in the retina. The dark pigment of fruits and vegetables is extremely important to blood vessels and the health of the structures and proteins of the eyes. Brilliant colored fruits and vegetables may prevent strokes, heart disease, and help long-term vision because they improve integrity of blood vessels.

Bilberry fruit has been studied for over 40 years for its supportive effects on blood vessel health, blood circulation, and lymph flow. Blood vessels in the brain, heart, eyes, stomach, veins in the legs, and actually anywhere in the body have the potential to leak. In many regions bilberry extract has been used to support individuals with microcirculatory disorders including varicose veins, atherosclerosis, and degenerative retinal conditions including macular degeneration and cataracts. Diabetes, atherosclerosis, poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, excess alcohol and an inability to handle stress can all contribute to blood vessel disorders and cause the capillary’s membrane to thicken, therefore, increasing capillary permeability causing edema and leaking of fluid.

During the aging process, oxidative damage occurs by free radicals in the eyes, which then causes a loss in the transparency of the lens. Symptoms that occur because of this are blurred vision, increased sensitivity to glare, reduced visual acuity, color perception, and light sensitivity. When the eye structure begins to break down, vision impairment and cataract formation result. Bilberry extract has been shown to improve vision and twilight vision, helping the retina adapt to darkness and glare.

With aging, a gradual degenerative process is experienced which is caused by free radical damage to our body’s genetic material, cell membranes, and tissues. Free radicals attack blood vessel endothelial cells, and they begin to rupture. Antioxidants help to prevent AMD and reduce the damage of the retina’s photo receptors. In summary, blood vessel health is an important part of age management. By improving diet, managing stress, Exercising, and supplementing with bilberry extract, one can promote the health of blood vessels throughout the body, and therefore, support the eyes.

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Boost Skin And Joint Health With Natural Supplements
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Date: January 19, 2008 10:37 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Boost Skin And Joint Health With Natural Supplements

A lot of health conscious adults are now attempting to keep a youthful appearance for as long as possible by Exercising, taking growth hormone enhances, and using expensive cosmetics. However, studies have proven that the major signs of aging in the skin, joints, and eyes occur due to a progressive collagen and hyaluronic acid degradation in our tissues. Researchers believe that supplementation of these key nutrients can actually reverse sings of aging.

Normal functioning of the skin requires that there be normal physiological substances in and around the skin cells. Of the many substances that are required for normal functioning, collagen is one of the most important. Collagen provides structural support to skin, which helps to maintain skin tone, subtleness and elasticity. All of these give the skin its amazing beauty. Without enough collagen, our body would actually lose any connective properties and its ability to hold together, causing the sagging and wrinkles that are associated with age.

Hyaluronic acid is also a vital component of the skin's structure. HA is a big part of the space between living cells and is also present in both the dermis and epidermis, where it allows skin to retain moisture and acts as a lubricant between the collagen matrix of the skin. Younger looking skin typically has higher levels of HA, but it has been observed that hyaluronic acid content declines as we age, most dramatically after the age of 50. Most people after the age of 40 have already lost a lot of HA and may require supplementation. High concentrations of hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate are able to reach the corium layers of the epidermis and provide cellar level nourishment to the skin. This then reveals a more vibrant and younger looking complexion.

Doctors believe that osteoarthritis affects more than 20 million Americans, with that number reaching 40 million by the year 2020. Some doctors believe we're headed for an epidemic of degenerative joint disease. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint condition marked by the erosion of the cartilage at the ends of the bones. Cartilage is the shock absorber of the joint, with regular wear and tear on the joints eventually softening, fraying, and thinning the substance. Other things that can cause cartilage degradation and osteoarthritis have recently been identified by scientists, including: weak quadriceps muscles, eroding cartilage, and changes in bone structure. Certain genes also play a role in predetermining cartilage status, and left untreated and unchecked, this can become extremely debilitating.

Since normal joint function requires healthy cartilage and bones, one of the most important substances required for the normal functioning of joints is collagen. As we age, it has been observed that there is a decrease in the production and concentration of collagen in the joints. The lack of this vital structure leads to joint pain and inflammation. Common treatments today include the prolonged use of painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids, NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors which temporarily relieve pain and cover up the symptoms while the disease moves further. More often, these treatments worsen the condition instead of helping it due to their harmful side effects. A natural supplement containing Collagen II can not only halt the progression of arthritis but can also improve the condition and provide relief to sufferers.



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Pine Bark Extract Boosts Nitric Oxide Production
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Date: January 17, 2008 03:24 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Pine Bark Extract Boosts Nitric Oxide Production

A recent study has found that Pycnogenol, which is an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, helps individuals by enhancing the production of nitric oxide (NO), which in turn leads to an increase in blood flow and oxygen supply to muscles. Nitric oxide is a key cardiovascular chemical that is produced by the body. It increases blood flow which allows more nutrients and oxygen to be delivered to the muscles. This helps muscles to cope with increased physical activity. The study also suggests that taking Pycnogenol provides more NO in response to neurotransmitters which allows for better expansion of arteries, which can then carry more blood. This process meets the enhanced oxygen demand of muscles and helps to avoid anaerobic metabolism. The results of this study also lead researchers to believe that Pycnogenol can be a natural alternative therapy in diseases involving oxidative stress.

The study was held at the Hiroshima University Graduate School of Bio-medical Sciences in Japan. Each day for two weeks, healthy, young men were given either 180 mg of Pycnogenol or a placebo. In order to identify Pycnogenol's effect on the release of nitric oxide, patients were infused with an inhibitor of L-arginine, which restricts arteries from expanding in response to the neurotransmitter acytelcholine. After two weeks of supplementation, the results revealed that blood flow had increased by forty two percent. Additionally, the group receiving a placebo did not show a significant blood flow increase at all. NO causes the muscle surrounding the arteries to relax, resulting in an increase in the diameter of the blood vessel, while acetylcholine stimulates the cells of arteries to produce NO from L-arginine faster. When the subjects being tested had taken Pycnogenol, the arteries relaxed and blood flow increased by Fourty two percent, as compared to the placebo group.

Although more research is warranted, this breakthrough is especially encouraging to athletes since Pycnogenol seems to allow people to move faster when they are Exercising. It does this by satisfying the enhanced muscle oxygen demand and also increases the blood flow to the active muscles. People who are performing heavy physical activity experience the release of acetylcholine by nerves to arteries that are supplying the active muscles. This acetylcholine makes them expand, while the whole process requires that there is an enhanced production of nitric oxide.

A great variety of studies about Pycnogenol and sports nutrition have been conducted over the past years. The most recent one occurred a year ago. In this study, Pycnogenol was found to improve blood circulation even in extended aerobic muscle activity. Pycnogenol also enhanced sports endurance be alleviating the cramping and muscular pain that occurs in the majority of athletes. To sum it up, Pycnogenol is not only effective for enhancing and prolonging the performance of muscles during support, but it also supports muscle adaptation to a higher workload and allows the body to recover from physical faster.

When shopping for a good pycnogenol supplement, look for a standardized extract that guarantees that each capsule or tablet contains a specific amount of active ingredients per serving, otherwise you might be purchasing something that is ineffective.



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