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The Goal is Balance (Body System Balance) and CBD Darrell Miller 1/22/20
Triphala: A natural remedy for constipation and detoxification Darrell Miller 4/29/19
Can I Eat Fruit On a Keto Diet? Darrell Miller 4/25/19
Does Cinnamon Help with Weight Loss? Darrell Miller 4/3/19
Camu camu fruits are rich in an anthocyanin that stops tumors fromgrowing VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/16/19
New study links negative mood with higher levels of inflammation Darrell Miller 1/5/19
Supplementing with vitamin D can promote weight loss, study finds Darrell Miller 12/3/18
Vitamin K2 Steps Into the Spotlight for Bone and Heart Health VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/3/18
Stop feeding cancer cells! This is the diet mistake you probablymake that can cause cancer VitaNet, LLC Staff 9/5/18
How sleep habits affect weight goals: Survey reveals the ideal sleep schedule for shedding pounds VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/4/18
Drinking chilled yerba mate can help you achieve your weight loss goals Darrell Miller 7/27/18
The bedtime mistakes that are making you gain weight Darrell Miller 7/7/18
Eating more fennel keeps your heart healthy â?? especially when consumed regularly Darrell Miller 7/7/18
Dyslipidemia Causes + 5 Tips to Manage It Naturally Darrell Miller 1/2/18
Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Darrell Miller 12/7/17
This Drink Helps You Get Rid of Bloating & Belly Fat Naturally Darrell Miller 10/7/17
Why you should include legumes in your diet Darrell Miller 9/28/17
Proportions of gut bacteria play a role in weight loss: Study Darrell Miller 9/18/17
The Prebiotic Fiber That Can Help You Lose Weight & Detoxify Darrell Miller 7/28/17
Is CBD the Next Big Thing for Acne? Darrell Miller 7/19/17
What Are Cannabis Effects on Metabolism and Weight Loss? Darrell Miller 6/27/17
This Is The Number 1 Food In The World To Prevent Strokes, High Blood Pressure And Cholesterol! Darrell Miller 6/17/17
Your tongue can tell you about your digestive health Darrell Miller 6/16/17
Want To Look And Feel Your Best? Stop Counting Calories Darrell Miller 4/17/17
Cannabidiol bill for epileptic seizures moves closer to becoming law Darrell Miller 4/14/17
Benjamin Hardy: 8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. Darrell Miller 3/20/17
Planning to go on a detox diet? Here are five facts and myths you should know Darrell Miller 3/17/17
Weight loss that works: A true story Darrell Miller 3/5/17
Greatist: Your Ideal Weight Isn't What You Think Darrell Miller 2/18/17
Four foods you need to stop eating before bed if you're trying to lose weight Darrell Miller 2/9/17
HEALING HERBS: Sunflower seeds good source of fibre Darrell Miller 1/21/17
Forget the “New Year, New Me” Goal Hype – Consider Focusing on Life Habits Instead Darrell Miller 1/17/17
Your brain could sabotage your New Year's weight loss goals Darrell Miller 1/14/17
How to eat to get lean Darrell Miller 1/4/17
Health Benefits OPC Grapeseed extract. Darrell Miller 12/17/16
Is your relationship with food on the rocks? Darrell Miller 11/24/16
Bringing About a Lifestyle Change Darrell Miller 11/16/16
7 Very Simple Tips For Healthy Living When You Are On A Tight Budget Darrell Miller 11/10/16
A Simple Thing As Taking A Breath Causes Us To Age Darrell Miller 11/22/15
Homeopathic Remedies Darrell Miller 6/30/14
Why Take An L-Arginine And L-Citrulline Amino Acid Complex? Darrell Miller 1/18/14
Alleviating Blood Sugar Levels with Chromium Picolinate Darrell Miller 11/27/13
Larch Extract Darrell Miller 10/9/12
Supremacy of Pea Protein Over The Other Protein Sources Darrell Miller 3/1/12
What Is A Natural Carb Blocker? Darrell Miller 11/5/11
Agave Nectar Darrell Miller 4/8/10
Myth: Agave Nectar is adulterated or mixed with HFCS. Darrell Miller 4/8/10
Myth: Agave Nectar can produce miscarriages. Darrell Miller 4/8/10
Myth: Agave Nectar is produced the same way as High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). Darrell Miller 4/8/10
Avage Nectar Facts Darrell Miller 4/8/10




The Goal is Balance (Body System Balance) and CBD
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Date: January 22, 2020 09:36 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Goal is Balance (Body System Balance) and CBD

Since its discovery in 1992, researchers have been investigating the existence of a central regulatory system called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

The ECS is made of cannabinoid receptors, endogenous (Self-made) cannabis-like compounds and enzymes that create an inactivate them. The ECS is one of the most important physiologic systems involved in establishing and maintaining human health.

Phytocannabinoids like CBD, of which well over 100 have been found to exist, are plant derivatives that “talk” to just about every major organ system in the body via the ECS, helping restore normal balance and physiologic homeostasis.

Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body. In each tissue, cannabinoids perform different tasks, but the Goal is always the same: homeostasis, maintaining a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.

So, why is CBD important for the ECS? Because CBD modulates endocannabinoid tone and may help keep healthy people healthy.

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Triphala: A natural remedy for constipation and detoxification
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Date: April 29, 2019 01:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Triphala: A natural remedy for constipation and detoxification





In an attempt to find more natural ways of solving daily or normal problems with one's physical functioning, one recent finding shows that something as common as constipation or a desire to detoxify can be achieved with the herbal remedy known as triphala. Recent research regarding the herbal remedy claims that this mixture may actually have a better impact in relieving the constipation that so many struggle with, and can help detoxify you if that is what your goal is.

Key Takeaways:

  • People who are of mature years and have sluggish bowel movement, otherwise known as constipation, should not think they are the only one.
  • It is estimated that roughly 33 percent of Americans over the age of 60 suffer from one form of constipation or the other.
  • It is believed that triphala, which is an ancient herbal remedy that dates back to the ayurvedic healing system, is just the answer for treating constipation.

"Triphala not only detoxifies the body and promotes efficient elimination of waste, but it aids digestion by supporting the absorption of vitamins and minerals."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/triphala-natural-healing-2649.html

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Can I Eat Fruit On a Keto Diet?
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Date: April 25, 2019 04:45 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can I Eat Fruit On a Keto Diet?





The ketogenic diet is now trending across the globe, but many have many impressions about this eating regimen that are far from the truth. One of these myths surround the fact that keto dieters cannot consume any carbs at all, making the majority of fruits off limits. Keto followers can actually have up to 50 grams of carbohydrates to start, and they are encouraged to consume healthy fruits that are low in carbohydrates such as lemons or avocados.

Key Takeaways:

  • People often ask if they can eat fruit on a ketogenic diet because in the keto world fruits are often a contentious subject.
  • It is wrong for people to label some foods as keto or non-keto rather they should set diet goals based on their health, activity level, and food preferences.
  • For people who adhere to a very strict definition of keto, the carbs in a fruit can take away a large chunk of their daily carb recommendations.

"Higher carb fruits are going to be harder to incorporate into a keto diet while still allowing room for the liberal intake of vegetables and avocados encouraged in the Keto Reset."

Read more: https://www.marksdailyapple.com/fruit-keto/

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Does Cinnamon Help with Weight Loss?
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Date: April 03, 2019 12:10 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Does Cinnamon Help with Weight Loss?





It is February, have you given up on your weight loss goal for this year? Are you looking to add something extra to your routine? Why not give cinnamon a try! In this article, Angela Betsaida explains the usage of the spice, the effects cinnamon has on your bodily functions and provides a detailed summary of how it is applicable to weight loss. And for all of you visual learners out there, a video tutorial is also included for your convenience!

Key Takeaways:

  • Cinnamon is a popular spice, but is gaining popularity for certain health aspects, the first of which is the spice's high level of antioxidants.
  • Cinnamon can help promote weight loss because it blocks digestive enzymes in the body and can help lower levels of blood sugar.
  • Cinnamon can also help weight loss because it can improve one's metabolism, which is key for anyone who is trying to lose a few pounds.

"Cinnamon can also aid in blocking the activity of many digestive enzymes, thus slowing the absorption of sugar from the blood after eating a high-carbohydrate meal."

Read more: https://www.news-medical.net/health/Does-Cinnamon-Help-with-Weight-Loss.aspx

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Camu camu fruits are rich in an anthocyanin that stops tumors fromgrowing
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Date: January 16, 2019 08:50 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Camu camu fruits are rich in an anthocyanin that stops tumors fromgrowing





Chrysanthemin is a naturally occurring, odorless, but colorful pigment, normally found in blueberries, acai berries and camu camu fruits. Recently, the pigment made scientific news, which was published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine. Chinese researchers used an array of sophisticated tests to observe how chrysanthemin interacted with and affected prostate cancer cells. The testing and observation revealed that chysanthemin not only inhibited cell growth, but also actively induced cancer cell death. Besides this new and stunning research spotlighting chrysanthemin's potential as a cancer fighter, the substance has other purported health benefits. Data suggests the pigment may be a useful adjunct in the treatment if diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It may also aid cognitive function, skeletal issues and liver function. Study also suggests chrysanthemin can fight inflammation and High fat in the blood.

Key Takeaways:

  • The main goal of the study was to see how chrysanthemin directly impacted cell volume as well as their viability.
  • Chrysanthemin is considered a pigment, and it is part of the anthocyanin family.
  • Studies on animals have shown that chrysanthemin can help decrease the risk of diabetes.

"A study published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines revealed that chrysanthemin can stop the development of cancerous tumors."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-08-camu-camu-fruits-are-rich-in-an-anthocyanin-that-stop-tumor-progression.html

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New study links negative mood with higher levels of inflammation
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Date: January 05, 2019 02:26 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: New study links negative mood with higher levels of inflammation





New research from Penn State University has shown that being in a negative mood can be linked with higher levels of inflammation and may be a signal of poor health. Inflammation is a contributing factor to many diseases such as diabetes and cancer. These negative emotions include sadness, anger, and depression. 220 participants reported on their moods and blood samples were taken to measure the inflammation present in the body. This was the first study to research how the two are linked. The long-term goal of the researchers is that the information will eventually lead to insights into how interventions can improve mood and ability to cope with stress. That will in turn help break the cycle of disease associated with inflammation.

Key Takeaways:

  • This study involved 220 participants and was carried out by researchers from Penn State University. Participants were required to record their mood five times a day.
  • Apart from recording negative or positive moods, blood samples were also taken from the participants to measure the levels of C-reactive proteins and 7 inflammatory cytokines.
  • According to the study there was a relationship found between moods and levels of inflammatory biomarkers. The more negative the mood, the higher the levels of inflammatory biomarkers.

"New US research has found that a negative mood, such as feeling sad or angry, may be linked with higher levels of inflammation and may be a sign of poor health."

Read more: https://www.malaymail.com/s/1705392/new-study-links-negative-mood-with-higher-levels-of-inflammation

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Supplementing with vitamin D can promote weight loss, study finds
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Date: December 03, 2018 02:03 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Supplementing with vitamin D can promote weight loss, study finds





There are a lot of people out there that love to have vitamins on a daily basis. They understand all the good things that they can provide for someone and how important they can be as you get older. Diet is one of those things that is constantly not getting enough credit in the health circles of today's world. However, studies are now showing that Vitamin D can promote weight loss and help people achieve their body image goals.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin D is the vitamin that does not get enough fan fare as it really does deserve.
  • For people who want to lose more weight, vitamin D is one of those things that can help you.
  • Everyone's body is different but vitamins for all is something that should be preached.

"Childhood obesity has become a significant health problem around the world. Not only is it dangerous for children right now, but it also sets them up to develop serious problems later in life, such as diabetes and heart disease."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-30-supplementing-with-vitamin-d-promotes-weight-loss.html

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Vitamin K2 Steps Into the Spotlight for Bone and Heart Health
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Date: November 03, 2018 02:51 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin K2 Steps Into the Spotlight for Bone and Heart Health





There are a lot of different ways in which you can ensure that you stay whole and healthy. As a human, that should be your ultimate goal. If you are not healthy, or if you have major body parts that do not function as you wish, then you will see a massive issue. Vitamins are a good source of minerals for everyone. Now, the vitamin K2 is getting more limelight as people are saying it is very healthy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin K2 is bacterial based and can be found in dairy, fermented foods, and meats.
  • Vitamin K has a stellar reputation for strengthening bones and K12 lures calcium to the bone matrix.
  • Women with a high Vitamin K2 intake were also found to be free of cardiovascular disease.

"As agricultural practices have shifted animals away from grassy pastures toward grains, K2 levels have decreased."

Read more: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/10/11/1803589/--Vitamin-K2-Steps-Into-the-Spotlight-for-Bone-and-Heart-Health

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Stop feeding cancer cells! This is the diet mistake you probablymake that can cause cancer
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Date: September 05, 2018 09:52 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Stop feeding cancer cells! This is the diet mistake you probablymake that can cause cancer





Stop feeding cancer cells! This is the diet mistake you probably make that can cause cancer

Although we tend to associate fashion with things like neckties, the truth is scientific ideas go in and out of fashion as well. Various pet theories their have their moment in the sun and then slip quietly below the radar as another more intriguing idea grabs everyone's attention. In the 2000s it was all about genetics and DNA. The Genome project, which would take on the lofty goal of mapping human DNA, thereby aiding scientists in their search to discover the mutations that lead to cancer, or so it was assumed. In actuality the search for causative mutations petered off into almost nothing. Some tumors had no mutations. Nor was there any sort of common DNA factor.

However, it hasn't proven to be a trek back to square one precisely. A Nobel prize winner back in the thirties had a theory that though not conclusive was compelling. This scientist, Warburg, surmised that when the body's mitochondrial cells produced energy as they were supposed to, which is aerobically, the body remains healthy. When energy production became anaerobic, a process that produces lactic acid in the body, then cancer cells would proliferate. To starve these renegade cells, the body would have to re-shift back away from the lactic-acid producing energy style, back to the more positive aerobic method. Some more recent scientists have started to build on Warburg's ideas, even discovering that sugar is a specific for cancer cells, without which they starve. So a best case scenario proposed diet for those with cancer would include high fats, less than fifty percent carbs, and a small amount of protein. Because of the relationship with sugar some diabetes drugs may have secondary use as a way to fight cancer as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Human Genome project, which was to map human DNA and discover all the causative mutations leading to human cancers began around the 2000s.
  • Unfortunately, scientists had not allowed for how random mutations are and no specific genetic cause of cancer could be tracked down.
  • Warburg, surmised that when human cells shifted from an aerobic style of energy production to an anaerobic style, then cancer cells proliferated.

"In 1931, Dr. Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize Physiology or Medicine for his discovery that cancer cells have a fundamentally different energy metabolism compared to healthy cells."

Read more: https://www.healthnutnews.com/stop-feeding-cancer-cells-this-is-the-diet-mistake-you-probably-make-that-can-cause-cancer/

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How sleep habits affect weight goals: Survey reveals the ideal sleep schedule for shedding pounds
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Date: August 04, 2018 09:53 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How sleep habits affect weight Goals: Survey reveals the ideal sleep schedule for shedding pounds





How sleep habits affect weight goals: Survey reveals the ideal sleep schedule for shedding pounds

A study of 1000 Brits found that people who get less than seven hours of sleep in an average night have noticeably more erratic eating patterns than their better-rested compatriots. People who got less than seven hours of sleep were more likely to break their diets, snack between meals and drink more alcohol. By contrast, people with consistently good sleep patterns found it easier to lose weight by dieting and had more regular, routine eating schedules. Scientists generally recommend going to bed around 10 PM to maximize your restorative REM sleep.

Key Takeaways:

  • Following a healthy sleeping pattern, combined with healthy eating habits, can help you lose weight.
  • People who sleep less than seven hours every night tend to show the most erratic eating habits.
  • Three-fourths of dieters in a study found it easier to lose weight if they were getting enough sleep.

"Millions of adults are missing out on sleep, which leads to unhealthy lifestyle habits – such as excessive eating – in turn leading to a plethora of adverse health effects."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-08-02-how-sleep-habits-affect-weight-goals.html

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Drinking chilled yerba mate can help you achieve your weight loss goals
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Date: July 27, 2018 09:53 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Drinking chilled yerba mate can help you achieve your weight loss Goals





Drinking chilled yerba mate can help you achieve your weight loss goals

Consuming chilled yerba mate can enable humans to burn over 50% more calories than they would without drinking it! This boost in energy expenditure not only relates to more fat loss, but it also helps regulate and improve the cardiovascular system. A study that included 23 participants concluded these findings, showing just how beneficial the consumption of chilled yerba mate is much more useful to the body than simply consuming hot varieties of herbal teas.

Key Takeaways:

  • A drink needs to reach your body's natural temperature in order to digest it as is. When something is colder, it burns energy while digesting the product.
  • Not only can yerba mate help decrease body fat when you have it cold, but it also contains much less sugar than other tea drinks.
  • The antioxidant properties that are present within yerba mate will still be contained when it is in a chilled form.

"Data from the study showed that iced yerba mate tea produced over 50 percent more energy expenditure, or calorie burning, versus hot tea, or 8.3 percent compared to 3.7 percent."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-14-drinking-chilled-yerba-mate-can-help-you-achieve-your-weight-loss-goals.html

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The bedtime mistakes that are making you gain weight
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Date: July 07, 2018 05:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The bedtime mistakes that are making you gain weight





The bedtime mistakes that are making you gain weight

Are you one of many people who are trying to lose weight. Here are several bad bedtime habits that might be standing in your way of reaching that goal. Ignore your craving for a late night snack. Some researchers believe that insufficient sleep can affect weight too. That includes staying off any devices, like your phone, laptop or tablet. Avoiding caffeine at night will help you sleep as well. Also, sleep with the light off and get regular exercise to regulate your body for sleep.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eating late at night has been shown to increase insulin levels and cholesterol levels, besides being implicated in weight gain.
  • Two significant hormones that help to regulate appetite are thrown off balance when you don't get sufficient sleep.
  • The blue light on our devices, which are good for increasing focus, are conversely poor for inducing sleep and should be avoided before slumber-time.

"Believe it or not, your bedtime routine may be a contributing factor to your weight gain, but the good news is that by adjusting your routine slightly you can get back on track to reach your desired goal weight."

Read more: https://www.healthnutnews.com/the-bedtime-mistakes-that-are-making-you-gain-weight/

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Eating more fennel keeps your heart healthy â?? especially when consumed regularly
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Date: July 07, 2018 09:54 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eating more fennel keeps your heart healthy â?? especially when consumed regularly





Eating more fennel keeps your heart healthy – especially when consumed regularly

If you want to lower your chances of getting cardiovascular disease, exercise will go a long way toward helping you reach that admirable goal. In fact, an active exercise routine can lower hypertension and also other chemicals in your body that are responsible for many chronic conditions, like diabetes. However, for a small few, exercise won't significantly help them fight it so many are turning to fennel for its many benefits including its lowering of antihypertensive in people.

Key Takeaways:

  • Exercise is highly effective against cardiovascular disease (CVD) as well as in controlling chronic conditions like diabetes.
  • The authors of this study were looking at how long-term use of fennel or Nigella sativa (NS) could aid in preventing cardiovascular disease apart from exercise.
  • Although the findings of the study showed that fennel or Nigella sativa could help prevent cardiovascular disease, they concluded that more studies need to be done.

"For this study, the researchers trained their eyes on the fennel or Nigella sativa (NS)."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-07-05-eating-more-fennel-keeps-your-heart-healthy-especially-if-you-take-them-regularly.html

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Dyslipidemia Causes + 5 Tips to Manage It Naturally
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Date: January 02, 2018 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Dyslipidemia Causes + 5 Tips to Manage It Naturally





Dyslipidemia causes 5 plus tips to manage it naturally. This is a group of disorders characterized by changes in plasma lipids or lipoproteins. This included two that they are familiar with. The two are cholesterol and triglycerides. The goal for people over 20 is to have cholesterol levels that are under 200 milligrams per deciliter. There are an estimated 99 million Americans that are dealing with blood cholesterol levels higher than what is considered the healthy range.

Key Takeaways:

  • Dyslipidemia can be caused by changes in the levels of triglycerides and cholesterol.
  • High cholesterol can double the risk of having a heart disease or complication.
  • Dyslipidemia can ultimately be deadly if the victim’s lifestyle is not amended upon diagnosis.

"However, in my opinion, one of the things you should focus on most is avoiding processed foods that increase cholesterol due to how they cause inflammation."

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

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Cholesterol and Blood Pressure
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Date: December 07, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cholesterol and Blood Pressure





High levels of cholesterol can impact health in some surprising ways. People may notice their health declining as their cholesterol levels rise too. High alcohol intake and low levels of exercise may actually be part of the reason why that happens. Check blood pressure levels to make sure people get the right care. Set goals like lowering blood pressure levels over the course of a few years. Doctors can offer their own advice to make that happen.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cholesterol is important for your body to function and can be found in many healthy foods.
  • High blood pressure can be caused by many factors, such as alcohol consumption.
  • Avoiding foods with high saturated fat can reduce your cholesterol levels.

"The first step in reducing your cholesterol is to maintain a healthy balanced diet."

Read more: https://www.medschl.cam.ac.uk/human-resources/staff-wellbeing/wellbeing-programme/cholesterol-blood-pressure/

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This Drink Helps You Get Rid of Bloating & Belly Fat Naturally
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Date: October 07, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: This Drink Helps You Get Rid of Bloating & Belly Fat Naturally





Bloating can be painful or just very uncomfortable. Your clothes don't fit correctly when it's going on either. This can actually be embarrassing because of a button being left undone or something. This drink can help make it better. It can also help with excess belly fat which is a very hard kind of fat to burn off. It might be good to add this yto your diet since belly fat doesn't melt off even when you work out sometimes.

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Key Takeaways:

  • So, what’s the best way to put them together without compromising any of their natural properties? A simple, delicious tea works wonders. Follow these steps to start taking advantage of this unusual
  • Boil one cup of water on the stove. After it comes to a steady boil, remove it from the heat and add one small slice of ginger. Cover it and allow it to steep for five minutes. Then, add the juice.
  • Remember these natural ingredients only work if they are added to a healthy diet free from junk food, soft drinks, an increased amount of sodium. Get plenty of exercise and consume at least two liters

"This combination can compliment a healthy diet to help you reach your Goal."

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Why you should include legumes in your diet
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Date: September 28, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why you should include legumes in your diet





Legumes, including nuts, beans and lentils are packed with nutrients and are low in fat. They are full of fiber, as well as protein, and should be consumed a few times a week. They are even healthy enough to replace meat in a vegetarian diet. They can also make you feel fuller when eating them, helping in your weight loss goals. These and other benefits of adding legumes to your diet are discussed in this article.

Key Takeaways:

  • legumes are high in protein, fats and other minerals that can be helpful to vegetarians that do not get these from meat
  • they are a top source of fiber which aids in digestion and avoiding constipation
  • they are low in saturated fats. saturated fats can lead to multiple health problems including increase in cholesterol and heart disease

"They nurture and support good health, additionally, legumes are a low-fat, high-protein source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidant compounds and dietary fibre which are all essential when it comes to the health of the body,"

Read more: http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/read/220069/

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Proportions of gut bacteria play a role in weight loss: Study
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Date: September 18, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Proportions of gut bacteria play a role in weight loss: Study





The proportions of gut bacteria that you have play a role in your weight loss. Losing weight is something that many people want to achieve in life. Once we get rid of bad eating habits and we eat healthy and exercise as well, then we are on a good path and will lose a lot of weight. There is new research out that shows how our gut microbiota play a big role in our weight loss and nutrition.

Key Takeaways:

  • To lose weight, experts usually recommend a diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; but for some, gut bacteria may be preventing them from achieving their weight loss goal.
  • According to a weight loss study, individuals with a high ratio of Prevotella to Bacteroides bacteria, lost more weight following the Nordic Diet than those on a typical Danish diet.
  • This research suggests that bacteria levels in your gut can be analyzed via stool samples in order to tailor a weight loss and nutrition plan specifically for you.

"New research suggests that gut microbiota play an important role in your nutrition and the development of obesity."

Read more: http://www.belmarrahealth.com/proportions-gut-bacteria-play-role-weight-loss-study/

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The Prebiotic Fiber That Can Help You Lose Weight & Detoxify
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Date: July 28, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Prebiotic Fiber That Can Help You Lose Weight & Detoxify





Insulin has many more health benefits than you may know. Usually, it can be found in the ingredients section of any "high-fiber" packaged foods inside of health food stores. What insulin does for these foods is act as a prebiotic as well as a sweetener, which is why companies use it because it has double the benefits. It also increases the fiber content that so many of us consumers Long for. You would actually be surprised that insulin contained so many amazing benefits.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fiber is considered to be one of the most important ingredients. People can consume fiber and improve their diet along the way.
  • Make sure to try to lose weight while consuming fiber. That is an important goal that everyone should set for themselves.
  • Inulin rich food is a great choice for the smart consumer. They can intake healthier foods that contribute to their fitness goals.

"Inulin is one of those rare ingredients that also naturally occurs in certain foods and actually lives up to its health hype."

Read more: https://mothernature.com/2017/07/the-prebiotic-fiber-that-can-help-you-lose-weight-detoxify/

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Is CBD the Next Big Thing for Acne?
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Date: July 19, 2017 07:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is CBD the Next Big Thing for Acne?





CBD may be the next big thing for acne. Synthetic cannabis has yielded some surprising results and it is a great way to treat acne. The phase 1 clinical trial has just been finished by a dermatological company. The goal of this drug is that one day it will be the answer for people struggling with acne. The clinical trials began last year in Australia. There is going to be a pilot program for acne patients later this quarter.

Read more: Is CBD the Next Big Thing for Acne?

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What Are Cannabis Effects on Metabolism and Weight Loss?
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Date: June 27, 2017 11:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are Cannabis Effects on Metabolism and Weight Loss?





Some new findings have shown the cannabis helps in your weight-loss goals by enhancing your workout routine. Those who use cannabis have smaller waistlines, body mass index and a higher resistance to insulin. These results add to the other known benefits of cannabis use. The key to using cannabis to lose weight includes using the correct strand and also using consistency and your usage and dosage. If used correctly, your workouts can become longer and more officiant.

Read more: What Are Cannabis Effects on Metabolism and Weight Loss?

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This Is The Number 1 Food In The World To Prevent Strokes, High Blood Pressure And Cholesterol!
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Date: June 17, 2017 05:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: This Is The Number 1 Food In The World To Prevent Strokes, High Blood Pressure And Cholesterol!





Dates are a great food that will help lower your risk of heart problems. It contains many nutrients that help with cholesterol and are extremely healthy. Not only that, but they also contain numerous nutrients like iron that help keep your blood regulated. They can aid greatly in heart health and brain health as well as aid in weight Goals one might be shooting for in both gaining and losing weight. Adding on benefits to aid with constipation and pregnancy, the video goes in depth about how the date is a little miracle food.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO3zyRib8sY&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the world
  • The fruit is able to expel cholesterol-acid bile in your blood stream
  • this fruit is nutritional rich, it contains multiple essential elements, like potassium, iron to help lower blood pressure

"This food that is not so popular contains high amounts of potassium, fiber, magnesium and vitamin B6."

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Your tongue can tell you about your digestive health
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Date: June 16, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Your tongue can tell you about your digestive health





Protecting, maintaining and promoting health is the goal behind preventative medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is at the core of this philosophy. With practices like tongue reading and pulse taking, practitioners can monitor your overall health. Appearance of the tongue specifically, indicates signs of digestive health. Digestive imbalances can cause chronic disease, hormone imbalances and chronic diseases. Recognizing potential conditions early using TCM can prevent early onset conditions from getting worse and treating conditions when they just start.

Key Takeaways:

  • Modern medicine focuses on treating sickness rather than preventing disease.
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine searches for the root of problems in order to give a diagnosis of underlying digestive issues
  • The tongue can be analyzed for valuable information about digestive health

"By correcting digestive imbalances, other diseases from autoimmune to mental illness to hormone imbalances to chronic pain can be prevented."

Read more: http://www.gjsentinel.com/lifestyle/articles/your-tongue-can-tell-you-about-your-digestive-heal

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Want To Look And Feel Your Best? Stop Counting Calories
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Date: April 17, 2017 06:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Want To Look And Feel Your Best? Stop Counting Calories





Everyone wants that sexy, slim beach body, especially as the warmer summer months are coming and the beach is calling. However, most people do not know the best way to achieve their goals. One of the simple things you can do to start on your way to these goals is to stop counting up every calories, to put that calculator away that you use to add up the caloric contact of everything that you eat.

Read more: Want To Look And Feel Your Best? Stop Counting Calories

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Cannabidiol bill for epileptic seizures moves closer to becoming law
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Date: April 14, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cannabidiol bill for epileptic seizures moves closer to becoming law





Author Janet Williams writes about a bill in Indianapolis that would further the usage of medical marijuana for use among patients with epilepsy. The article lists the how the votes were cast and which side they favored. The author also makes a point to mention that the medical marijuana would be high CBD product rather than the typical form which contains majority THC, meaning that the medical product would not be for "getting high", but in fact would be medicine for epilepsy treatment with no psychoactive properties.

Key Takeaways:

  • -INDIANAPOLIS — Separate bills to legalize the use of cannabidiol to treat epileptic seizures passed the Indiana House and Senate Thursday.
  • -Our goal has always been to give relief to the desperate parents who don’t seem to see any other way to treat their child, and to give them relief from constant epileptic seizures,
  • -Tomes said that the problem with medical marijuana is that there are too many doors open for abusing it,

"Cannabidiol, or CBD is found in the seeds, stalk, and flowers of cannabis plants like hemp and marijuana. CBD has been found to minimize seizures in epileptic patients and has a negligible level of THC, the compound that creates the “high” feeling in marijuana."

Read more: http://thestatehousefile.com/cannabidiol-bill-epileptic-seizures-moves-closer-becoming-law/30969/

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Benjamin Hardy: 8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.
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Date: March 20, 2017 01:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Benjamin Hardy: 8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.





Getting out of survival mode should be the top of everyone's list. The way to get out of survival mode is to simply do the things on this list. The first is to get a health amount of sleep - at least 7 hours. Next is to either use prayer or meditation to start the day off in the zone. Performing a hard workout and then consuming a breakfast full of protein is next on the list. A cold shower follows, then reading or listening to something uplifting. And finally, review your life goals and then do something that continues you on the path to completing those goals. Doing all these things before 8am will surely get anyone on the path to feeling better about life.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you want to achieve your dreams, you have to make the time each and every single day to move towards that goal.
  • Start by getting the right amount of sleep, at least seven hours.
  • Start your morning by setting your mind and body towards your goal. Do at least one thing each day that moves you closer to achieving your dreams.

"Sadly, most people’s lives are filled to the brim with the nonessential and trivial."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/8-things-every-person-should-do-before-8-am_us_58c808a1e4b03400023f4b68

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Planning to go on a detox diet? Here are five facts and myths you should know
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Date: March 17, 2017 04:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Planning to go on a detox diet? Here are five facts and myths you should know





Detoxing and dieting are both related and unrelated. Detoxing is a natural process in which the body gets rid of toxins.This is constantly happening in your body and is affected by your metabolism. Consuming certain plants, herbs, teas and avoiding junk food and sugar all happen to be beneficial to both dieting and detoxing. A liquid juice-based diet could cause starvation. Too much salt and sugar in soups and yogurt can cause water retention so it is important to consume protein and fibers to assist detoxing. A massage in the abdominal area can help flush out toxins as well by promoting blood circulation. In having a healthy diet, you are maximizing your body's ability to detox.

Key Takeaways:

  • A detox regimen is designed to enhance the purification process that the body naturally goes through.
  • Plant based supplements are appropriate for use in the detox process
  • Massages can help your body release toxins and should be considered a compliment to dietary changes during detox.

"The word diet has been wrongly associated with the concept of the detox, since the two approaches don’t have the same goal."

Read more: http://www.hindustantimes.com/health-and-fitness/planning-to-go-on-a-detox-diet-here-are-five-facts-and-myths-you-should-know/story-BsWxIKjMCpCyw5Z2JYBxyI.html

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Weight loss that works: A true story
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Date: March 05, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Weight loss that works: A true story





Sometimes there is no better inspiration for weight loss than hearing another person's story. Anyone who's ever struggled with their weight understands firsthand how you really feel. They want to provide you with as much help as they can. This is onesuch story. If you want to lose weight, perhaps you've now found the secret.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many people struggle with being overweight, or even obese. It’s a common topic at office visits.
  • As a doctor, I know that excess weight is associated with potentially serious health conditions — high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol — not to mention sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, and back and knee problems, among other things.
  • Whether a patient is at risk for medical problems due to being overweight, or if it’s a personal health Goal, then it’s my job to provide counseling.

"Esteemed Yale physician and nutrition expert David Katz examined over 58 popular diets and found that the most successful in terms of both weight loss and nutrition consist of “real food.” By that he means plants, whole grains, nuts and seeds, as well as meat (ideally, from animals that ate plants)."



Reference:

//www.health.harvard.edu/blog/weight-loss-that-works-a-true-story-2017030111218

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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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Four foods you need to stop eating before bed if you're trying to lose weight
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Date: February 09, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Four foods you need to stop eating before bed if you're trying to lose weight





There are 4 foods you need to stop eating before bed if your Goal is to lose weight. Baked goods are among the worst possible things you could eat before going to bed. You should also avoid red wine because it will not be good before going to sleep. Salsa and dark chocolate are two others that you will want to avoid.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sugar works as fuel for your body and if you have it right before you go to bed, your body won’t have a chance to work it off. This will result in it being stored as fat.
  • While it may put you to sleep, it won’t let you get into the deep restorative stages of sleep your body needs to function. Researchers from the University of Melbourne found when women had a glass before bed their sleeping brains showed similar activity to those receiving mild electric shocks.
  • If you like a bit of chip and dip before you hit the sack, salsa or any food with a spicy kick can result in heartburn and a bad sleep. This is because consumption of spicy foods can cause your lower oesophageal sphincter to relax which allows the acids brewing in your stomach to come up.

"If you like a bit of chip and dip before you hit the sack, salsa or any food with a spicy kick can result in heartburn and a bad sleep."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.dailystar.co.uk/diet-fitness/585142/Worst-food-to-eat-before-bed-healthy-foods-that-make-you-gain-weight&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZjNGVlYTM1NDU3YmZmOGU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFn_Iovumti0OVDq7TRymWipXCeKw

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HEALING HERBS: Sunflower seeds good source of fibre
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Date: January 21, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: HEALING HERBS: Sunflower seeds good source of fibre





Journey with us on a spiritual level to remind ourselves of what our Goals are. What are our dreams and how do we get there? Sunflowers could be the answer to our inner thoughts and questions. A flower, that not only always looks towards it's life source, but that also has excellent herbal healing benefits.

Key Takeaways:

  • But what else are sunflowers good for? Their seeds, according to www.organicfacts.net, have a large amount of dietary fibre.
  • There’s an added bonus to the magnesium in sunflower seeds; it promotes a healthy mood. Over 100 years ago, magnesium sulfate was given to patients suffering from depression.
  • Sunflower seeds can treat migraines, ear problems, swelling, goitre, cholesterol problems and stomach worms. They can also strengthen bones and muscles, increase energy levels, improve brain health and prevent cellular damage.

"There’s an added bonus to the magnesium in sunflower seeds; it promotes a healthy mood."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/92270/healing-herbs-sunflower-seeds-source-fibre&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFmZmViMTExOGM5Mzg5YTQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFUXq6fRniey6Mh0Etpcw_GyiDfVg

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Forget the “New Year, New Me” Goal Hype – Consider Focusing on Life Habits Instead
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Date: January 17, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Forget the “New Year, New Me” Goal Hype – Consider Focusing on Life Habits Instead





Many fail when it comes to following through on their resolutions each New Year. If you want to be more successful, try making a resolution to change small life habits that will make your life better in the long run. Set a Goal to make a habit of something that will get you to your real Goal in the future. For instance, strive to go to the gym at least once a week. Once that is met, increase it until you are more comfortable. This can help you lose weight. Prioritize and be proactive and it will happen.

Key Takeaways:

  • Adults and teens alike often achieve results by setting Goals and taking actionable steps to reach those Goals.
  • Most adults and teens understand what it means to set a Goal. Whether you want to learn a new language, lose 20 pounds, write a book or train for a 5K, you set a Goal and then take action to reach your dream.
  • You evaluate what you need to do to reach that Goal, such as buying books on the language, listening to podcasts or CDs, watching YouTube videos, visiting a foreign country or taking college classes.

"Adults and teens alike often achieve results by setting Goals and taking actionable steps to reach those Goals."



Reference:

//psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2016/12/30/forget-the-new-year-new-me-Goal-hype-consider-focusing-on-life-habits-instead/

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Your brain could sabotage your New Year's weight loss goals
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Date: January 14, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Your brain could sabotage your New Year's weight loss Goals





Have you already quit your New Year's diet? If so, it may not be your fault - it may be a matter of evolution. British researchers have discovered that our ancestors, because food was often scarce, became binge-eaters whenever a new source of food appeared. Unfortunately, in today's world where food is almost always available, we still have those primitive cravings. Gaining weight? Blame the cavemen.

Key Takeaways:

  • A new year is fast approaching, which means countless people are resolving to lose weight
  • Many people who lose weight will ultimately regain it — sometimes with interest
  • British researchers at the University of Exeter and University of Bristol created a mathematical model to better understand how an animal would respond to sudden, unpredictable food shortages.

"A new model suggests it's not a failure of willpower, or even of our conscious minds, but rather something much deeper in our evolutionary history."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//theweek.com/articles/665795/brain-could-sabotage-new-years-weight-loss-Goals&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZjNGVlYTM1NDU3YmZmOGU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNG0KrZAJnW8A5uJ60IL1uqEGCpn-g

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How to eat to get lean
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Date: January 04, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to eat to get lean





Do you love food but want to lose some inches off your waistline? Let me tell you, this is the article for you. Whether you want to lose fat or build muscle, this article will provide you some insight as to how to accomplish your Goals without sacrificing your love of food.

Key Takeaways:

  • Drink water like a fish. Drinking water is associated with faster fat loss and decreased hunger. Even a small level of dehydration can decrease physical and mental performance.
  • Multiply your current body weight in pounds by 10. That is the healthy calorie deficit for most moderately active guys.
  • A study last year in PLOS Medicine found the most beneficial vegetables for weight loss were the non-starchy kinds such as lettuce, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, spinach, peppers, and tomatoes.

"We’re going to shoot it straight: Cutting calories is going to really suck for the entire first week."



Reference:

//www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/how-eat-get-lean

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Health Benefits OPC Grapeseed extract.
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Date: December 17, 2016 02:48 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Health Benefits OPC Grapeseed extract.

The grape seed concentrate is prevalent and sought after worldwide for all the great reasons for health purpose. It strengthens and secures the body cells and the blood vessel and venous dividers, boosts muscle repair and prevent inflammations . It likewise can shield the cardiovascular framework from free radical harms, therefore encouraging the bringing down of terrible cholesterol. What is grape seed extricate, you may inquire? It is a characteristic plant segment that is extricated from sound entire grape seeds that are lavishly thought with OPC's and other effective cancer prevention agents.

The grape seed concentrate is likewise known to encourage would mending. Customary societies utilized grape seed separates, nearby pine bark concentrates to dress injuries. Avoiding osteoporosis, tooth rot, and skin malignancy are some different advantages of seed concentrates. Grape seed concentrates are abundantly favored than different cancer prevention agents since they has demonstrated to contain 50 times more cell reinforcement powers contrasted with Vitamin E and C.

The grapeseed concentrates are likewise known to enhance the mind wellbeing, skin wellbeing and great vision. It is ostensibly the main cancer prevention agent that can wind and invade the blood hindrance which permits it to protect the nerve and cerebrum tissue. The skin extricate then again contains quercetin, anthocyanidins, catechins, flavonols, polyphenols like resveratrol, and OPC's.

These concentrates are promptly accessible as resveratrol supplements in the market today. They are sold in type of cases, pills, and the preferences and contain resveratrol in high focuses. The measurements for these supplements will vary contingent upon every person and the Goal of utilizing them. Regardless of the type of these supplements, ingestion is the thing that matters most. They bear few to no reactions, few as in somebody susceptible to grapes may have an issue. Be that as it may, quality supplements should not to stress you since they've been "modified" for every individual.


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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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



Reference:

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

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Bringing About a Lifestyle Change
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Date: November 16, 2016 03:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Bringing About a Lifestyle Change





When losing weight it is important to do so gradually. By making small changes, and eating better, weight loss Goals can be achieved! When making changes to your diet, start by limiting your fat intake. Also, decrease sugar consumption and increase your fiber intake. Try to eat foods that mostly come from a plant source.

Key Takeaways:

  • In bringing about a lifestyle change, we are going to break old, well-established and often conditioned habits and put in their place better eating habits
  • Clients need to create their own eating plan to suit their lifestyle, medical history, fitness Goals and food preferences.
  • most foods come from plant sources such as grains, beans, vegetables and fruits

"My role is to help people to successfully take control of their weight and ultimately take control and responsibility of their health."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://fitxchange.net/bringing-about-a-lifestyle-change/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjBhMmIxOTgxN2IyMDM3NjI6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHObgidTkiAlLH6Uy5V4fOTtNet6g

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7 Very Simple Tips For Healthy Living When You Are On A Tight Budget
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Date: November 10, 2016 07:04 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 Very Simple Tips For Healthy Living When You Are On A Tight Budget





These days everyone is interested in how to stay healthy and active without spending a large part of their income to achieve those Goals. In reality, fitting plenty of exercise and a healthy diet into a limited budget is not difficult. With some simple research and planning these Goals are easy to reach.

Key Takeaways:

  • People with a limited budget are often concerned about the potential costs of making changes in their life that will improve their overall health.
  • One of the major causes of low levels of fitness and poor health is not getting enough exercise.
  • People often argue that they do not have the money to start a new exercise regime as a gym membership is usually expensive.

"One of the major causes of low levels of fitness and poor health is not getting enough exercise. People often argue that they do not have the money to start a new exercise regime as a gym membership is usually expensive. However, there are plenty of ways that you can exercise for free and the easiest one of these is walking."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.huffingtonpost.com/toby-nwazor/7-very-simple-tips-for-he_1_b_12667490.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEEcK7rs2EcEkFnQxQpluRBI1gYzg

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

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

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

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

Best Anti-Aging Diet

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

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

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

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

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

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

References

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

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

//www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/features/anti-aging-diet?page=2


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Homeopathic Remedies
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Date: June 30, 2014 09:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies

The utilization of homeopathic remedies is an option to tried and true therapeutic medicine. A moderately new limb of solution, it utilizes a comprehensive methodology for treating side effects of a condition. Homeopathic remedies are developing in prominence, generally on the grounds that tried and true therapeutic medicine has been frequently unsuccessful the root issue of a condition, not simply side effects.

Homeopathy- -the act of homeopathic drug -was initially utilized by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in Germany in the eighteenth century. It utilizes the antiquated idea of "like cures like," an idea that is much the same as that of inoculation. Its reason is that if a substantial amount of a substance causes, manifestations in a sound individual, then a little measure of that same substance will cure an individual experiencing those indications.

Speculations

The speculations about exactly how homeopathic remedies function are backed by real clinical trials and in practice. Professionals who use homeopathic remedies accept that that the human body is always striving to achieve a state of regularity. It responds to transform it deciphers as "fixable." Homeopathic remedies work by utilizing a little weakened measure of a substance to fortify the body's recuperating systems. The conviction is that this will trigger the invulnerable framework to assault the illness and the body will come back to an ordinary, sound condition.

Methodology

Homeopathic meds are accessible over the counter, however an assessment by a confirmed homeopathy specialist is prescribed before curing toward oneself. Throughout a homeopathic assessment, side effects of an infection are deliberately watched and reported, alongside insights about the general conduct of the patient. Insights about the persistent's preferences and aversions, general demeanor and identity characteristics are contemplated. A homeopath utilizes these perceptions to guide the patient in picking the best cure and dose for his specific condition.

Contemplations

There is no genuine experimental confirmation that medication with homeopathic remedies is powerful. On the other hand, the therapeutic group recognizes that it is conceivable that some of these remedies may be useful and it is for the most part concurred that they are totally protected. Homeopathy is still an extremely youthful extension of the drug. Extra experimental study is required to keep in mind the end Goal to accommodate clashing convictions concerning its adequacy.

Why use Homeopathics?

Homeopathy is the second most broadly utilized arrangement of pharmaceutical as a part of the world. Its development in ubiquity in the United States has been around 25 to 50 percent a year all through the most recent decade.

This achievement is powered by a few elements:

• Homeopathy is greatly powerful. At the point when the right cure is taken, results might be fast, finish and lasting.

• Homeopathy is totally protected. Indeed infants and pregnant ladies can utilize Homeopathy without the risk of symptoms. Homeopathic remedies can likewise be taken nearby other pharmaceutical without delivering unwanted reactions.

• Homeopathy is common. Homeopathic remedies are ordinarily focused around characteristic fixings.

• Homeopathy works in concordance with your insusceptible framework, dissimilar to some customary meds which stifle the invulnerable framework.

• Homeopathic remedies are not addictive - once alleviation is felt, you ought to quit taking them. On the off chance that no alleviation is felt, you are likely taking the wrong homeopathic cure.

• Homeopathy is comprehensive. It treats all the side effects as one, which in reasonable terms implies that it addresses the reason, not the indications. This frequently implies that side effects handled with Homeopathy don't repeat.

• Homeopathic remedies are sheltered items that create no reactions. The doses are so little and weakened that they are totally safe. Additionally, some feel that the significant serenity connected with utilizing regular substances helps a general feeling of prosperity that helps help the resistant framework and empowers the body to heal itself.

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Why Take An L-Arginine And L-Citrulline Amino Acid Complex?
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Date: January 18, 2014 11:52 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Take An L-Arginine And L-Citrulline Amino Acid Complex?

Arginine and citrulline

amino acid complex sourceAre popular amino acids among individuals who are enthusiastic about athletic performance and muscle development. L-Arginine and L-Citrulline are marketed as amino acid supplements that are especially useful for athletes who need an additional biochemical support for enhanced muscular energy and growth of muscle fibers. Bodybuilders and weightlifters are especially passionate about amino acid supplements because it helps them break through muscle development stagnation and reach more difficult Goals in terms of muscle size or weight lifting potential.

L-Citrulline is Useful for Intense Energy Production in Physically Active Muscle Fibers

Citrulline is an amino acid that is incorporated into the energetic cycle of muscle fibers. It is closely related chemically to ornithine and arginine, although its function is slightly different. Several biochemical studies have assessed the impact of L-Citrulline administration in athletes and its connection to enhanced muscular performance, especially in physical conditions that would cause extensive fatigue. As it turns out, L-Citrulline is able to produce substantial benefits in terms of physical performance and muscular capacity in athletes. The energetic cycle that incorporates citrulline as one of the most critical components is able to produce more energy during exhausting physical exertion, which significantly delays fatigue and supports continuous muscle activation. Individuals who take L-Citrulline may be able to gain more from their workouts since their muscle are able to function longer without considerable signs of fatigue or overuse.

L-Arginine Promotes the Release of HGH From the Pituitary Gland

The pituitary gland responds to a physical exercise stimulus by releasing the Human Growth Hormone, which contributes to the growth of muscle fibers through an increased protein production. When arginine is administered in sufficient amounts as a supplement, the HGH response is considerably enhanced, which results in a faster muscle rehabilitation after intense workouts and a better muscle fiber development. Taking arginine and citrulline supplements may result in substantial gains in terms of better muscular endurance and adequate muscle growth as a response to physical training.

References:

  1. //bjsm.bmj.com
  2. //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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Alleviating Blood Sugar Levels with Chromium Picolinate
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Date: November 27, 2013 08:01 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Alleviating Blood Sugar Levels with Chromium Picolinate

chromium powder

What is Chromium Picolinate

Chromium picolinate is among the essential trace minerals that have received a lot of attention as dietary supplements. While it is know to be inhibit blood sugar levels, there are recurring debates that remain unsettled. However, there are recent studies that consistently revealed the augmenting effect of chromium to the actions of the hormone insulin. That then suggests the intake of the said mineral as it seconds the claims of it being an effective solution to control blood sugar or glucose levels of people intolerant to carbohydrates.

In the uptake of carbohydrates, they are broken down into sugar, followed by absorption to the blood. The amount of blood sugar and insulin rising vary from one food to another. By slowing rate of sugar release to the bloodstream is the initial step towards controlling glucose levels, which is also a vital Goal of any type of healthy diet.

Benefits of Chromium Picolinate

Keeping your blood sugar at a normal level does everything. May it be to gain or lose weight, reduce fat, curbing craving pangs and lowering appetites, as well as warding off numerous chronic diseases such as diaebetes and heart attack, a normal blood sugar level does it all. For that matter, chromium is really of the essence. And here are some of its major health benefits. 

Blood Sugar Control

A study was once conducted where a loaf of bread was prepared with 400 micrograms chromium. After consuming the bread, there was a 23% blood sugar decline in the patient, which points out to chromium picolinate as an effective solution to lower glycemic indexes of meals.

Cholesterol Level Control

Chromium also has an important role for fat metabolism. After further investigations, chromium's different effects on lipids were finally discerned. Some of the reports included how chromium reduced triglyceride levels, as well as total LDL cholesterol. These basically meant that the chemical compound can lower risks for different heart diseases.

Curbs Down Carb Cravings

One of the biggest reasons why many people suffer from diabetes is the indulgence to cravings, particularly to carb-rich and starchy foods. This is known to be an addiction with mechanisms in the pleasure/guilt portion of the brain similar to opiates. By taking 600 micrograms of the chromium compound for a span of 8 weeks, the subject can be withdrawn from the said sugar laden addiction.

Another thing worth noting is that this particular chromium compound fully remains intact within the gastric juice for several hours and does not cause any digestive drawbacks. Furthermore, a minimum of 200 to 300 micrograms supplementation is suggested for people with less severe cases to set out the stabilization of insulin production.




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Larch Extract
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Date: October 09, 2012 04:39 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Larch Extract

Larch Tree

Over the years, researchers and scientists found out the larch tree extract proved to the answer to all problems that people is facing. People's bodies are prone to illnesses and sickness and no matter they do it is not enough. The main reason why people get ill easily is that their immune system is not stable and always decreases from time to time. As a result, people's immune system will increase over the years, and it is always depending on the person.

What is a larch tree extract?

A larch tree extract is a natural polysaccharide extracted from larch tree. This sugar contains active ingredients that enhance the functions of all immune systems, tissues, and cells. This extract also called as arabinogalactan a biopolymer that consists of sugars, which attached to any protein food that helps your body to withstand and eliminates free radicals in your body.

These active ingredients are the main responsible for increasing your metabolism that eliminate, and reduce free radicals. Even, your body does not yet increase its immune system, but this extract will surely do extensive favor that protects your body's vulnerability. Having an illness or an ailment due to a low immune system is difficult to handle because it always affects everything like your work performances, relationships, and even, your focus. Therefore, it is indispensable to prevent this from happening at all cost!

Why use a larch tree extract?

There are many benefits you can get using larch tree extract and these are as follows:

1) Boosts and increase your immune systems - this extract can help fights free radicals in your body that giving you diseases and sickness such as influenza, flu, and the common cold. It is also the best treatment for inflammation, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, and diarrhea. This extract also fights recurrent immune problems such as viral infection, and chronic fatigue.

2) Treatment for cancer - this extract can help fight cancer cells that normally triggered by decreasing the activities of NK cells. This extract will suppress and reduces these cancerous cells to nothing. In addition, it prevents these NK cells from spreading to any other organs. Larch extract also serves as an excellent foundation of fiber that potentially improves colon health by increasing the growth of its healthy bacteria located in the gastrointestinal tract.

3) Supports digestion - this extract acts as a food supply to your intestinal bacteria, so they are eating it instead of food nutrients and considering as a prebiotic that is stimulating the activity or growth of bacteria in your digestive systems considered as health beneficial. Prebiotics helps to treat and prevent intestinal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, LBM, constipation, leaky - gut, and diverticulosis. In addition, prebiotics are the best treatment for ulcerative colitis and Crohn enteritis.

Is there any need to take larch tree extract? If you want to stay as healthy as a cow, taking this extract is the best solution! Increasing your immune systems is your main Goal to remain healthy over the years and it is easy. Remember that prevention will always better than cure!

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

Supremacy of Pea Protein Over The Other Protein Sources

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

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

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

Benefits of Pea Protein over Other Protein Sources

Pea Protein Vs Whey Protein

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

Pea Protein Vs Soy Protein

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

Pea Protein Vs Milk Protein

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

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

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What Is A Natural Carb Blocker?
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Date: November 05, 2011 01:57 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Is A Natural Carb Blocker?

Carbohydrate Blocker

There are so many individuals nowadays who are already overweight because of their natural love for food that are fattening. Overeating has now become a common problem for many individuals hence, has been the primary cause unto why weight problems have become more rampant. Despite how evident the problem is right now, people still find it very difficult to resist food thus, people having weight related problems is still growing in number.

Despite the fact that several diets has been formulated that could help you shed off extra pounds, many of these diets do not work for all because people find it so difficult to adhere to a tasteless diet even for just a week. Because not all diets are easy to adhere with, diet pills has been formulated by experts that helps block carbohydrate therefore, will aid you in getting rid of excess body weight.

Carb blockers are pills that helps inhibits the absorption of carbohydrates in your system. With the help of carb blockers, carbohydrates are passed out naturally which means that carbohydrates will no longer be metabolized by the body into fat. With this mechanism, build up or accumulation of fats in your body will be greatly reduced.

Brown seaweed extract is a notable carb blocker sold in the market today. This particular product is highly effectual and proven to relevantly reduce the absorption of carbohydrates in your body to as much as 82 percent. Weight loss is not the sole benefit of carb blockers because a good and effectual carb blocker also has the capacity of enhancing your metabolic rate which is highly necessary to make reduction of fat a lot faster. Another capacity of carb blockers is that it could significantly reduce appetite hence, will enable you to consume less food that can make you fat. This threefold effect that carb blockers could do for your body will really help you achieve your Goals of losing weight. A weight loss of five pounds per week is a guarantee once you follow the recommendations indicated in the product’s label.

Because of the fact that there are already so many carb blockers that are sold in the market today, it is very necessary to choose those that are 100 percent natural and those that contains effectual components such as cactus extract, capsicum extract, prickly pear extract and brown seaweed extract. These components have innate properties that could help you lose weight faster.

Trying ways and means to make yourself more attractive to the eyes of the public is not bad as long as you will only engage on those modalities that will not bring harm on your body. Make sure that the regimens that you will try are highly safe and effectual. If it involves some risk, better not try the regimen because in the end, it is you who will suffer from the health consequences that the product might bring.

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Agave Nectar
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Date: April 08, 2010 04:31 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Agave Nectar

Agave Nectar Light Certified Organic 17 oz from NOWComments by Craig Gerbore, CEO of Madhava:

Reading through the attack articles and blogs that have surfaced recently one could think that using agave is bad for one's health. These claims are utterly false and misleading. They are extreme views drawn from extreme examples and applied way out of context. They are propagandizing and clearly designed to frighten, not educate. All of the fears and concerns associated with the overconsumption of sugars and calories in general have been unfairly cast on agave.

What is a "healthy" sweetener? One that you use moderately and sensibly.

Health concerns related to fructose and caloric sweeteners are all dependant on the overconsumption of them. All foods have calories and it is the overall consumption of calories that lead to obesity and related issues, not any one food source.

Agave's caloric value is comparable to the other sweeteners in the category. Due to its greater sweetness though, less agave is used compared to the others, so agave actually can reduce caloric consumption per serving. This is due to a higher fructose content. The higher content does not mean higher consumption though, due to the smaller portion used. But, it is not the single serving that matters, it is the number of servings which lead to the overconsumption issues which may result in health concerns.Agave Nectar Amber Certified Organic 17 oz from NOW

As a reference point, 9-10 teaspoon servings of agave would be the approximate caloric equivalent of one 16 oz soft drink. With this perspective, is agave really being overconsumed as a choice of sweetener for home use?

Every single health issue which the attackers have tried to associate with agave is really the result of a caloric overconsumption issue. There are no documented issues with normal, moderate consumption of agave or sweeteners in general as part of our everyday diet. For reasons unknown, some have attempted to isolate agave from the real world and real world conditions with the Goal of inhibiting agave's use. They play on people's fears, reference false information and fail to address health issues in any meaningful way.

The purpose of this article is to debunk the controversial misinformation surrounding agave. All information debunking the myths and misinformation is based on current science and facts. It is our Goal to provide you with useful information so that you can make your personal nutritional choices in a well-informed, science-based manner.

The Agave Controversy: Exposing the fraudulent article by Rami Nagel

By Dr. Susan Kleiner, PhD, RD, FACN, CNS, FISSN

And Craig Gerbore, CEO Madhava

The controversy about agave syrup was manufactured by the publication of a single article on the internet, which has been reproduced and adapted for virtually every other article produced on the internet and other media venues. That article, written by Rami Nagel and published on Naturalnews.com, was highly biased and full of inaccuracies, half-truths and misinformation about agave. Since the Naturalnews.com article has been the sole source of nearly all other popular articles in public media, we want to set the record straight with science-based, reliable information to offer a more balanced resource to those interested in learning more about agave syrup. Organic Blue Agave Nectar 16 Liq from FunFresh Foods Who is the author, Rami Nagel?

According to the description on the Naturalnews.com website, Rami Nagel is a "citizen journalist". This means that Mr. Nagel is self-employed, and not employed as an in-house journalist by the website. He wrote and published the article without any editorial or content oversight, and the editor of the website, Mike Adams, makes it clear that the article was not checked for incorrect or inaccurate information or facts. The introduction to the article, written by Mr. Adams, states that readers had written to comment that Mr. Nagel's resources were biased with conflicts of interest due to their financial interests in competing sweeteners, such as brown rice syrup. So even the website editor himself states that the article is not fact-checked, and it is biased and unbalanced.

Who is Russ Bianchi?

The sole resource interviewed for the article is Russ Bianchi, identified by the author as Managing Director and CEO of Adept Solutions, Inc. Mr. Bianchi has clear conflict of interest ties to the sweetener industry. We have documentation of the fact that Mr Bianchi had plans to market a product named Replace. It was to be touted as a low calorie alternative sweetener composed of natural and artificial ingredients! Mr Bianchi was prevented from marketing this sweetener as the result of a lawsuit against him by the owner of the formula.

Mr Bianchi is quoted by Nagel extensively and exclusively. Many, if not all, of his statements are blatantly false or misrepresentations of fact. He is clearly propagandizing against agave nectar.

Was anyone else interviewed for this article?

Yes. Craig Gerbore, president and owner of Madhava Agave Syrup, was extensively interviewed by the author but no parts of that interview were included in the article. Organic Maple Agave Nectar 16 Liq from FunFresh Foods

It is important to note that neither Mr Nagel or Mr Bianchi have not made themselves available for questions on their statements since the articles appearance. They remain out of sight and have entirely avoided the controversy their statements created.

What is agave nectar?

The opening line of this paragraph in the article by Mr. Nagel states:

"The principal constituent of the agave is starch, such as what is found in corn or rice."

This is absolutely false. There is no starch in agave. The source of carbohydrate in agave syrup is inulin, a polysaccharide made up primarily of strings of fructose units. Starch is a polysaccharide made up of strings of glucose molecules. They are significantly different, and this difference is why agave syrup is naturally sweet.

The very basis of the argument presented by Mr. Nagel is false.

The Process

The agave plant is a succulent, similar to a cactus. The agave sweetener comes from both the Salmiana agave plant and the agave Tequilana (Blue Agave) which are both organically farmed in Mexico and certified organic by USDA approved certifiers. As the salmiana plant grows it produces a stalk called the "quiote" and when this is removed, a natural liquid called "aquamiel". The liquid is collected from the plant, while Blue agave pinons are harvested and shredded to remove the similar juice. Either can be naturally processed thermally or by enzymes into agave nectar.

The juice of the plant is not naturally sweet. The string of connected fructose units that makes up the major proportion of inulin does not have a sweet taste, but when the fructose units are separated (the process is called hydrolysis) by the addition of an enzyme, similar to digestion, or thermally for most blue agave, the syrup becomes quite sweet. That is the entire processing chain for agave nectar. There are no additives, other ingredients or chemicals in Madhava agave nectar. It is absolutely pure and organic and GMO free.

? Mr. Nagel claims that agave syrup is a "refined corn fructose" similar to high fructose corn syrup. This is absolutely false. There is no relationship between agave syrup and high fructose corn syrup in any way, including the source of the product, or the manufacturing process.

? Mr. Nagel refers to a "confidential FDA letter" from Mr. Martin Stutsman, claiming that agave is fraudulently labeled. We contacted Mr. Stutsman at the United States Food and Drug Administration, and his response made it clear that there was never a "confidential FDA letter". He did publish a public letter referenced in an FDA document as "FDA letter from Martin Stutsman to Dr. Eric

Wilhelmsen (Wilhelmsen Consulting), May 8, 2000", regarding evaporated cane juice, a topic wholly unrelated to agave syrup.

? He continued in his response to us that the paragraph in Mr. Nagel's article inaccurately reflected the substance of his comments in the document.

This link will take you to the original document in which the letter was referenced (reference #2):

//www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/GuidanceDocuments/FoodLabelingNutrition/ucm181491.htm

In fact, Mr. Nagel fabricated the entire story of the letter. Mr. Stutsman is a lawyer, not a doctor. The quotes were completely taken out of context from the document, and the quotes never referred to agave syrup at any time. Nagel goes on to further misrepresent Mr. Stutsman's intent in the published document by weaving in other inaccurate information that is thoroughly unrelated to the original document. Mr Bianchi's subsequent statements on labeling issues are false and without merit.

Mr. Nagel is clearly caught red-handed. He has misrepresented the words of a government official, lied about the facts, and twisted the information to achieve his own agenda. This strategy is repeated throughout the article.

? Mr. Nagel continues his deceptive writing by referring to a quote by the late Dr. Varro Tyler in his book, The Honest Herbal. The first line of the paragraph is a direct quote from the book. Nothing else in that paragraph remotely resembles anything else found in Dr. Tyler's book. Mr. Nagel is trying to claim that agave syrup contains large quantities of saponins, and that they can be harmful to health. Here is the debunking of that paragraph:

1. Dr. Tyler does not include the variety of agave plant used for agave syrup.

2. The entire discussion is about the use of the sword-shaped leaves and the stem. Agave syrup is produced from the natural liquid in the plant. The saponins are isolated from the leaves of the plant.

3. There is no documented evidence to suggest agave syrup contains worrisome levels of saponins and the entire rest of the discussion about health dangers is fabricated and false.

Sugars

People are going to continue to consume sweet food and drink. There are only three categories of choice to sweeten food. Those are artificial sweeteners, stevia, or caloric sweeteners from natural sources, sugars.

Most people will not choose artificial. Many will not choose stevia. That only leaves the category of sugars. In this group, agave is a good choice due to its organic quality, ease of

use, neutral flavor, low glycemic index and the fact that less is used to equal the sweetness of the others in the category.

The sweeteners in this category are composed of three primary sugars used to sweeten foods: glucose, fructose and sucrose. These sugars belong to a class of compounds known as carbohydrates. "Saccharide" is a term that denotes sugar, or substances derived from sugar. Monosaccharides are simple or single sugars; disaccharides are derived from two joined monosaccharides and when they are hydrolyzed, or separated, they yield two molecules of simple sugar. Strings of more than two sugar molecules are called polysaccharides. This category includes compounds such as starches, cellulose and inulin.

Glucose and fructose are monosaccharides. Glucose and fructose are found abundantly in nature in fruits and plants. Sucrose is the disaccharide formed by the joining of glucose and fructose, also known as table sugar. When comparing their relative sweetness, glucose is the least sweet tasting, sucrose is next, and fructose is the sweetest of the three sugars, measured as 1.4 times sweeter than table sugar. Because it is so sweet, people typically use less fructose when sweetening foods compared to sucrose.

? In the article by Mr. Nagel he states , "fructose is not what is found in fruit. Commonly, fructose is compared with its opposite and truly naturally occurring sweetener, known as ‘levulose' (made by nature)..."

Another fabrication. In fact, levulose is just another name for fructose. There are various nomenclatures used in the scientific naming of compounds. Fructose and levulose are exactly the same thing; the names are interchangeable. It is no different than if you called your father, "dad", and your sibling called your father, "father". He would still be the exact same person. Fructose and levulose are different names for the exact same thing: a sugar found in nature.

Mr. Bianchi also is quoted to say that the body does not recognize the fructose in agave. This is another false piece of propaganda which demonstrates just how far he is reaching. If this were true, it would have no impact on us. He immediately contradicts himself with the claims of detrimental effects caused by the overconsumption of fructose.

Using Sugars

Sugars can be compared to each other in their ability to raise blood sugar levels by using the Glycemic Index. The scale is set from zero to 100, where low numbers do not have much impact on blood sugar levels, and high numbers raise blood sugar levels quickly. Fructose is very low on the scale. Because agave syrup is high in fructose, it has a rating of 32 or lower. Honey, which has a higher proportion of glucose to fructose, has a Glycemic Index of 58. Sucrose has a Glycemic Index of 68, and glucose, serving as the index standard, is 100.

All sugars, whether fructose, glucose, sucrose or others, contribute 4 calories per gram to our total diet. 1 teaspoon of sugar = 4 grams = 16 calories

In addition to calories, sugars sweeten our foods offering a desirable taste and adding enjoyment and pleasure to our dining. During cooking and baking, sugars allow for browning and the unique consistencies of syrups, candies, frostings and frozen desserts. The varieties of sugars, such as crystallized table sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar, molasses, honey and agave nectar, among others, contribute different properties and flavors to foods.

When you add your own sugar to foods you are in control of how much sugar you use. Most people would never add as much sugar as do the food manufacturers. Moderate amounts of sugar can certainly be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet for an active individual. Natural sugars are easily metabolized and utilized by the body, offering a very efficient source of fuel for physical and mental activity.

Of course, sugars should be used in moderation in the diet. This can control calories and help create a diet that is dense in nutrients.

Impact of sugar on health and disease

? The remainder of Mr. Nagel's article works to link agave syrup with the increased incidence of obesity, diabetes, metabolic disease, and the general rise of morbidity and mortality in the population. This is an overconsumption issue involving far more than the occasional use of agave. Here are the facts:

• Rats that are fed a high fructose diet become obese and will develop the chronic diseases associated with obesity: insulin resistance, diabetes and metabolic disease.

• No one should eat a diet that reflects this type of experimental diet.

• Too much sugar in the diet, whether from fructose, glucose or sucrose, can be unhealthy. Diets high in sugar promote tooth decay and periodontal disease; create an overabundance of calories and a deficit of nutrients. This scenario typically leads to weight gain and the development of chronic disease.

• Active individuals can include a moderate amount of added sugar in their diet without negative health consequences. When calorie intake is balanced with physical activity, sugar serves as an efficient source of fuel for muscles, the brain and the central nervous system.

• According to the World Health Organization (2003), individuals can healthfully include 10% of their daily calories from added sugars. This translates into 200 calories for a 2000 calorie diet, or 12½ teaspoons of added sugar daily. Clearly, one can safely add a couple of teaspoons of sweetener to a cup of tea or coffee, or have a little sweetened food without worrying about their risk of developing disease.

• Agave syrup, which is sweeter than other sugars and low on the Glycemic Index scale, is a good choice to include as one of the added sugars in your diet because you will use less sugar (and therefore fewer calories) and minimally raise blood sugar levels.

Just a teaspoon of agave: the healthy use of sweeteners in your diet

We all want to live healthier and longer lives. Diet and nutrition plays a key role, impacting our health and our ability to perform physically and mentally now and into the future. Food offers us not only sustenance, but also pleasure and enjoyment. Food is present in so many parts of our lives: at celebrations, business events, family events, religious and spiritual occasions, sports outings, the focus of our family meals, intimate dinners, and sometimes just the excuse to socialize.

Sweet foods make us feel good. Sugar allows for the elevation of serotonin in our brains, the "feel good" neurotransmitter that elevates mood, helps us focus, and in the evening, helps us relax and sleep.

Sugar is a source of energy for our muscles, brain and central nervous system. Without sugar our bodies will not function at peak capacity.

Too much sugar, however, is not good. In small amounts sugar energizes us, but in large doses, repeated throughout the day, day in and day out, sugar puts stress on the body. The extra calories can lead to weight gain and obesity, which in time can lead to chronic disease. In the short term, high sugar intakes can lead to a nutritionally deficient diet and a sense of being on an emotional roller coaster.

So be selective about your use of sugars and use them in moderation in your diet. Just like all foods, a variety will enhance the nutritional content of your diet and the flavor and tastes that you can enjoy. Since sugars come in different forms and have different flavors, they can be used most effectively in specific foods and beverages. For instance, agave syrup is liquid and less viscous than honey, making it easy to mix into cold liquids like iced tea and coffee, and is great to add to cold unsweetened cereals for a little sweet taste. Agave's mild flavor allows chefs and bakers to sweeten foods lightly, without overpowering the taste of the dish.

Pay attention to how much sugar is added to your diet every day. Read labels so that you know when sugar is added to manufactured foods. Keep the consumption of added sugars in your diet to no more than 10% of your total daily calorie intake so that you have plenty of room for nutrient dense foods like fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, protein-rich foods, nuts, seeds and healthy oils.

Remember that nutrition is a science based on facts. We are making great advances in our understanding of the science of foods and nutrition. Beware of people with hidden agendas using fear tactics to influence your choices. Don't take their opinion at face value. What are their credentials? What conflicts of interest do they have? If they do not disclose conflicts, then assume that they are manipulating the truth.

Most of all enjoy food. Think about what you need to eat to promote whole health. Don't overindulge, but don't deprive yourself of the bounty of wonderful tastes, either. Use celebrations as occasions to enjoy your favorite foods and try new ones. A teaspoon or two of sugar easily fits into the diet of an active, healthy person. Agave syrup offers an organic low-glycemic choice for those looking for that option.

Resources for this article:

Charley H. Food Science, 2nd Edition. John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, 1982.

Figlewicz DP et al. Effect of moderate intake of sweeteners on metabolic health in the rat. Physiology and Behavior 98:618-624, 2009

Johnson RK et al. Dietary sugars intake and cardiovascular health: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, 2009

Tyler VE. The Honest Herbal, Third Edition. Pharmaceutical Products Press, New York, NY, 1993.

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Myth: Agave Nectar is adulterated or mixed with HFCS.
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Date: April 08, 2010 04:08 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Myth: Agave Nectar is adulterated or mixed with HFCS.

Truth:

There are two methods of making the Agave Nectar from the juice of the plant. One uses a non-GMO enzyme and the second is via thermal hydrolysis. Both process achieve the same Goal which is to separate the naturally occurring Fructans which are complex sugar molecules into their simple sugar components fructose and glucose.

Unlike the process of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), which creates fructose out of the glucose from the starch found in milled Corn, Agave Nectar simply separates Fructans or Inulin, a complex naturally occurring sugar into Fructose and Glucose.

Our producers do not use any sort of chemicals in the process and no foreign material is being added such as HFCS. Filtration and evaporation of excess moisture are the rest of the process. The evaporation is done in a vacuum evaporator.

No research has pointed that Blue Agave contains Anodin and Dinordin, the steroid derivatives with contraceptive effects that could lead to a miscarriage. This is clearly a cruel scare tactic. The truth is that there are many types of saponins and they are in a lot of foods we eat. Most beans and legumes, soya beans, onions, paprika, alfalfa - these all contain various saponins. Saponins are phytosterol compounds that occur naturally in some plants. Saponins have antimicrobial and antifungal properties, along with anti-inflammatory and immune-stimulating properties.

From the prehispanic times, the only sweet treat available to Indians in Mexico was the cooked leaves of the agave plant. They are still in markets all over Mexico. If there would be any kind of dangerous substance, this would be the absolute extreme case of exposure to it; not a single case of any problem has ever been reported, this goes back over 700 years.

Agave Nectar in its present form has been sold for over 12 years all over the world, including western Europe, Japan and the U.S.. The product has a proven record of safety and is deemed safe by the FDA and all regulatory bodies all over the world and there has never been a report of agave nectar linked to a miscarriage.

Madhava's Agave Nectar does not contain corn syrup, corn products, or any adulteration of any sort. Guaranteed. Our Agave Nectar is 100% pure from the agave plant with no additives whatsoever.

We package our agave nectar at our facility in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. Madhava's Quality Control representatives routinely visit and inspect all our suppliers’ facilities in Mexico. The suppliers are Organically Certified and 3rd party audited or currently in the process. In addition our facility in Colorado is USDA Organic Certified and we are routinely audited.

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Myth: Agave Nectar can produce miscarriages.
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Date: April 08, 2010 04:07 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Myth: Agave Nectar can produce miscarriages.

Truth:

There are two methods of making the Agave Nectar from the juice of the plant. One uses a non-GMO enzyme and the second is via thermal hydrolysis. Both process achieve the same Goal which is to separate the naturally occurring Fructans which are complex sugar molecules into their simple sugar components fructose and glucose.

Unlike the process of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), which creates fructose out of the glucose from the starch found in milled Corn, Agave Nectar simply separates Fructans or Inulin, a complex naturally occurring sugar into Fructose and Glucose.

Our producers do not use any sort of chemicals in the process and no foreign material is being added such as HFCS. Filtration and evaporation of excess moisture are the rest of the process. The evaporation is done in a vacuum evaporator.

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Myth: Agave Nectar is produced the same way as High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).
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Date: April 08, 2010 04:06 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Myth: Agave Nectar is produced the same way as High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).

Truth:

There are two methods of making the Agave Nectar from the juice of the plant. One uses a non-GMO enzyme and the second is via thermal hydrolysis. Both process achieve the same Goal which is to separate the naturally occurring Fructans which are complex sugar molecules into their simple sugar components fructose and glucose.

Unlike the process of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), which creates fructose out of the glucose from the starch found in milled Corn, Agave Nectar simply separates Fructans or Inulin, a complex naturally occurring sugar into Fructose and Glucose.

Our producers do not use any sort of chemicals in the process and no foreign material is being added such as HFCS. Filtration and evaporation of excess moisture are the rest of the process. The evaporation is done in a vacuum evaporator.

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Avage Nectar Facts
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Date: April 08, 2010 04:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Avage Nectar Facts

First of all let me preface by saying thank you very much for contacting Madhava Honey with your concern. Madhava has been in business for over 36 years and one of our four fundamental core values is and always will be to provide the Highest Quality product that exceeds the industry standard. Our other three core values are providing a product with the highest respect to the environment and health of the consumer, supporting community development via living wages and sustainable development of local economies, and finally providing a fair guaranteed price for our suppliers. Thirty six years ago Madhava was founded on "sustainable" practices and we take negative misleading attacks on our products very seriously. Madhava will try to respond to all the issues in question along with providing a little bit of background information on the source of the attacks. Finally at Madhava we believe in full transparency and please do not hesitate to contact us directly if you feel any questions or concerns have not been addressed. Thank you very much.

A. What constitutes Madhava's Agave Nectar?

There are 3 main components of our Agave Nectar. It is naturally composed primarily of the simple sugars fructose, glucose (dextrose), and water. Madhava’s Agave is Certified Organic and is Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Free.

B. How is Madhava's Agave Nectar produced?

The Agave plant is truly a remarkable plant! It grows in the harshest environments with little water and no upkeep is needed. It is naturally found in Western Mexico making it a non-evasive plant to the area regarding its growth and harvest. It requires no pesticides or fertilizers and is actually a cornerstone to its ecosystem. The Agave plant is truly a sustainably grown/harvested crop.

The Agave plant is grown for 6-8 years, then before turning to seed, it is then harvested by hand. Jimadores or Agave harvesters go to the selected fields and remove the "Pina" or heart of the Agave plant, by cutting off the long spiny "leaves" and unearthing it from the soil. It is all done by hand thus reducing the carbon footprint during harvesting. The Pinas are then loaded to a truck which takes them back to the harvesting facility.

There are two methods of making the Agave Nectar from the juice of the plant. One uses a natural non-GMO enzyme and the second uses thermal hydrolysis. Both processes achieve the same Goal; which is to separate the naturally occurring Fructans, which are complex sugar molecules into their simple sugar components fructose and glucose.

The actual process of hydrolysis of agave, either thermal or enzymatic, is unlike the process of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), which creates fructose out of the glucose made from the milled starch of corn. Agave Nectar simply separates Fructans or Inulin, a complex naturally occurring sugar, into Fructose and Glucose.

C. Moderation vs. Overconsumption

It is certainly true that overconsumption of any one or a combination of sugars can have detrimental effects, but this is not in a vacuum, it involves lifestyles, other food choices and other conditions. Overconsumption of any food or beverage will have ramifications. Sweeteners are ingredients which are added to foods in relatively small quantity to make them more palatable. In others, sugars can make up a large portion of the caloric value. These foods are easy to identify and avoid as necessary. People do not consume sweeteners as a solitary food in mass quantity. They are just part of the choices people make and consumption can be controlled, each of us chooses what we eat and how much. There are no health issues with moderate consumption of sweeteners; every negative circulating is relative to the overall consumption of one's diet.

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