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Andrographis Darrell Miller 7/30/19
Argan Oil Benefits Darrell Miller 5/28/19
Study shows that vitamin D can help lower your risk of Type 2diabetes Darrell Miller 5/21/19
You can benefit from adding cod liver oil to your diet Darrell Miller 5/18/19
The evidence is undeniable: Green leafy vegetables take the prizewhen it comes to protecting eye health Darrell Miller 5/17/19
New meta-analysis finds that proper vitamin D levels greatlyimprove the health of diabetics and heart patients Darrell Miller 5/17/19
Omega-3s are a potent way to treat depression without resorting todangerous prescription medications Darrell Miller 5/17/19
Red raspberry found to prevent head and neck cancers fromdeveloping and spreading Darrell Miller 5/14/19
The nutritional content and health benefits of pecans and walnuts Darrell Miller 5/13/19
Heart-healthy curcumin improves muscle function and increasesexercise capacity Darrell Miller 5/13/19
Add honey to warm water and unlock a bevy of health benefits Darrell Miller 5/13/19
Omega-3s associated with a reduced risk of bleeding in surgery, according to a new study Darrell Miller 5/10/19
Go for the original: Cacao offers more health benefits than regularchocolate Darrell Miller 5/9/19
For the men: Multivitamins can keep heart disease at bay Darrell Miller 5/9/19
Reduce the effects of chemotherapy with safflower seeds Darrell Miller 5/8/19
The key nutrients needed to prevent heart attacks, strokes andheart failure Darrell Miller 5/8/19
Polysaccharide extract from reishi mushrooms found to have hypolipidemic, antioxidant, and antiapoptotic properties Darrell Miller 5/8/19
Vitamin E Alert: Researchers discover surprising reason why you maybe deficient in this critical antioxidant Darrell Miller 5/7/19
Cooking with the "stinking rose": The 7 health benefits of garlic Darrell Miller 5/7/19
This hemp variety from Finland exhibits significant antioxidant properties thanks to its high flavonoid content Darrell Miller 5/7/19
Vitamin K2 promotes healthy arteries and cardiovascular protection Darrell Miller 5/7/19
5 ways aged garlic can slash your risk of heart disease Darrell Miller 5/7/19
Eat (or drink) your vegetables: Make smoothies to maximize the lutein in spinach Darrell Miller 5/6/19
Study shows that a diet full of fiber and whole grains can helplower your risk of disease Darrell Miller 5/6/19
Omega-3s found to help those suffering from PTSD Darrell Miller 5/6/19
Aged garlic is incredibly good for your heart Darrell Miller 5/3/19
Honeybush tea is a nutrient-rich, antioxidant-filled, heart-healthydrink from South Africa Darrell Miller 5/3/19
Rooibos: Why The World Can’t Get Enough Of It Darrell Miller 5/3/19
These 3 unexpected dangers of gum disease will make you want to gobrush your teeth Darrell Miller 5/3/19
L-theanine is one of the best ways to combat stress and reduce yourheart rate Darrell Miller 5/2/19
Scientists now understand why OMEGA-3s are good for your heart:They protect against DNA damage in the cells that line your blood vessels Darrell Miller 5/2/19
Study: Curcumin, a polyphenol in turmeric, can selectively targetcancer stem cells Darrell Miller 5/2/19
High-Fiber Diet: Can This Lengthen Your Life? Darrell Miller 5/1/19
Reverse cardiovascular disease with cherries Darrell Miller 5/1/19
Follow your gut to digestive health Darrell Miller 4/30/19
Drink matcha tea to enjoy these 6 health-boosting benefits Darrell Miller 4/30/19
Vitamin D And Its Effect On Brain Darrell Miller 4/30/19
8 Great Reasons To Start Eating Okra Darrell Miller 4/29/19
9 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Oat Bran Darrell Miller 4/29/19
Powerful antioxidant helps us burn fat, lose weight and avoid premature aging Darrell Miller 4/27/19
Exploring the fatty acids that REDUCE your risk of premature death Darrell Miller 4/27/19
Omega-3s found to benefit children diagnosed with behavioraldisorders Darrell Miller 4/26/19
Why magnesium may be the single most important nutrient you need totake for heart health Darrell Miller 4/26/19
Here's how you can improve digestion naturally! Darrell Miller 4/25/19
Field elm bark protects against liver damage, gastric ulcers andhigh blood pressure Darrell Miller 4/25/19
Prepping basics: 5 Effective natural remedies for ulcers Darrell Miller 4/25/19
Discover how a special kind of pine bark improves heart health byreducing the risk of metabolic syndrome Darrell Miller 4/24/19
Does Hemp Oil Have Health Benefits? Darrell Miller 4/24/19
Pistachios: Discover 7 reasons to eat this delicious nut Darrell Miller 4/24/19
How eating bitter herbs can fix digestive system problems Darrell Miller 4/24/19



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Andrographis
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Date: July 30, 2019 02:31 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Andrographis

Dear Friends,

I believe there’s an essential herb that everyone should be aware of, though not to many realize the powerful benefits of this near miracle botanical. This one nutrient has the ability to strengthen the immune system while also enhancing cardiovascular health, liver and kidney function, joint mobility, and much more. Recent studies have shown this herb to be three times more effective than milk thistle for liver health. And while I know there’s no miracle supplement, that can prevent all disease, there are a growing number of studies to show that this herb can promote overall health and well-being in a tremendous way.

This herb, which I respect and hold in high regard, is andrographis. I believe it’s the next up-and-coming superstar in botanical medicine, and for good reason. I am not yet at liberty to give you the full details on a recent study, but I can tell you the results are impressive. The study involved treating three different groups of animals that had cancerous tumors. One group of animals was treated with curcumin, the second group was treated with french grape seed extract, and the third group was treated with andrographis. And while all three herbs were beneficial in this study, andrographis proved to be the most effective in reducing the cancerous tumors in the animals. I can’t wait to share the study details when it’s published.

It’s no wonder that andrographis has been used in natural medicine for years, due to its powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, cancer-preventive, neuroprotective, and immune-stimulating properties. In fact, andrographis is the subject of over 800 studies in the National Institute of Health’s PubMed online database, with more to come!

You’ll learn how this amazing herb:

  • Strengthens immune defenses
  • Stops Viruses and resistant bacteria
  • Protects the liver
  • Prevents tumors and cell damage
  • Soothes digestive disorders
  • Prevents pain, inflammation, and arthritis symptoms
  • Supports energy and resilience
  • Protects Heart and arteries

And the benefits don’t stop there. Please take the time to read more at TerryTalksNutrition.com

In Good health,

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Argan Oil Benefits
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Date: May 28, 2019 11:07 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Argan Oil Benefits





Moroccans have been using argan oil for centuries because it has a good, nufty flavor but also many health benefits. This has made the oil, derived from the fruit of the argan tree, very popular worldwide although it is native to Morocco. It is widely known and used for culinary, cosmetic, and medicinal purposes. The author suggests some 12 uses of argan oil in the blog. One of the uses is that it contains essential nutrients which are usually fatty acids like oleic and linoleic acid. These fatty acids are good sources for the health and also it contains a rich source of vitamin E. Another usefulness of argan oil is that is has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Some of its compounds that make this possible are vitamin E, CoQ10, melatonin, and plant sterols. The author states that more research is needed though to fully understand how argan oil is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Another good reason to use argan oil is that it boosts heart health. This is due to the omega-9 fatty acid, oleic acid, it contains. Other reasons to use argan oil are found in the blog.

Key Takeaways:

  • Argan oil has been used in Moroccan cooking for centuries because of its flavor and health benefits.
  • Argan oil is a healthy fat that is good for the hair, skin, and eyes.
  • Because argan oil is high in anti-oxidants, it has promising benefits for heart health and diabetes.

"Although native to Morocco, argan oil is now used across the globe for a variety of culinary, cosmetic and medicinal applications."

Read more: https://www.ecowatch.com/argan-oil-2634443123.html

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Study shows that vitamin D can help lower your risk of Type 2diabetes
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Date: May 21, 2019 04:43 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study shows that vitamin D can help lower your risk of Type 2diabetes





Many people are frightened by the prospect of type 2 diabetes given all the risks that it comes with which include regular finger pricks for tests, and a host of complications for diseases like kidney and liver damage, and a higher risk of having stroke or heart disease. Preventing type 2 diabetes is then essential and recent studies have shown that vitamin D can help in that regard. The researchers already knew that vitamin D can help with insulin sensitivity and pancrease beta cells function so they wanted to find out the link between vitamin D and blood glucose levels. 680 women between the ages of 35 and 74 were experimented upon and they were given vitamin D supplementation and exposure to sunlight. They found a negative association between vitamin D and blood glucose level meaning that vitamin D, especially being exposed to sunlight, reduced the levels of glucose in the blood. They also found that vitamin D deficiency was associated with a high level of glucose in the blood. This present study was found to correlate with other studies between vitamin D presence in the body and glucose levels.

Key Takeaways:

  • Having type 2 diabetes is a frightening prospect because the condition entails a lot of complications like regular finger pricks for tests.
  • Since they already know that vitamin D can help one with insulin sensitivity and the function of pancreatic beta cells, the researchers wanted to find out the link.
  • 680 women were studied and they found that those who had high levels of vitamin D due to sunlight and supplementation had lower levels of blood glucose.

"Specifically, those who had high levels of vitamin D enjoyed a 55 percent lower chance of developing type 2 diabetes, a 51 percent lower change of metabolic syndrome, and a 33 percent lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-11-vitamin-d-lowers-your-risk-of-type-2-diabetes.html

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You can benefit from adding cod liver oil to your diet
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Date: May 18, 2019 10:42 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: You can benefit from adding cod liver oil to your diet





Cod liver oil has many health benefits that one can take advantage of. Some of them are that it can alleviate the symptoms of gastric ulcer, can improve eye health, can help to reduce the pain from arthritis, and improve the condition of anxiety or depression. It can also strengthen the bones. Many doctors when recommending a supplement to a patient will almost always include fish oil in the list. This is because fish oil contains lots of omega-3 fatty acids that are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Fish oil has also been found to lower the risk to dementia, and heart disease, along with other chronic health problems. Many fish oil are taken from fish that live near the surface of the sea but cod liver oil are taken from the cod fish that lives in the depth of the ocean. This oil contains high amount of vitamin A and D. One needs only take a single teaspoon to have the recommended daily allowance which is 900 milligrams of DHA, EPA, and other omega-3 fatty acids. It is recommended by the authors that one gets his supply of cod liver oil from reputable sources to prevent contamination.

Key Takeaways:

  • Due to the numerous benefits of fish oil, health care providers almost always include it in their recommended list of health supplements.
  • There are lots of omega-3 fatty acids that can be found in fish oil and this helps to prevent dementia, heart disease, and other chronic health problems.
  • Many of the fish oils that are found in the market are taken from fish that swims mostly near the surface of the sea.

"This highly beneficial fish oil can alleviate the symptoms of gastric ulcers, support eye health, relieve pain from arthritis, strengthen the bones, and improve anxiety or depression."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-16-adding-cod-liver-oil-to-your-diet.html

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The evidence is undeniable: Green leafy vegetables take the prizewhen it comes to protecting eye health
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Date: May 17, 2019 04:28 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The evidence is undeniable: Green leafy vegetables take the prizewhen it comes to protecting eye health





One consequence of glaucoma is vision loss or blindness. It is estimated that leafy green vegetables like kale, broccoli and other vegetables are full of minerals and vitamins that prevent diseases like diabetes and heart disease. The question the author wants to answer is whether these leafy vegetables can help in preventing glaucoma. The conclusion of the author is that there is a link between leafy green vegetables and prevention of glaucoma. In fact, it can help prevent the disease. This conclusion was based on a recent study that was conducted by researchers at the Harvard Medical school. Glaucoma is a eye disease that can affect one’s vision leading to vision loss progressively. The common glaucoma is primary open-angle glaucoma. It leads to vision loss without any symptoms or sign. It is estimated that three million Americans are affected with glaucoma and 120,000 people will lose their sight due to having glaucoma. But why is glaucoma produced? This is due to an imbalance in the drainage of the aqueous humor. The researchers analyzed people’s diet and came to the conclusion that leafy green vegetables should be used as a treatment option.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eating more green, leafy vegetables can assist in decreasing the risk of developing glaucoma.
  • A key to why these vegetables are effective is that they help with blood flow near the optic nerve.
  • These vegetables also help with lowering other diseases like those that affect the heart and diabetes.

"The study was published in the Journal of American Medical Association Ophthalmology, and it was conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-17-green-leafy-vegetables-improve-eye-health.html

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New meta-analysis finds that proper vitamin D levels greatlyimprove the health of diabetics and heart patients
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Date: May 17, 2019 04:03 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: New meta-analysis finds that proper vitamin D levels greatlyimprove the health of diabetics and Heart patients





Up to a billion people worldwide may not be getting enough vitamin D, and this is a real problem because vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk of cancer, obesity and other health problems. Meta-analysis published by Current Pharmaceutical Design suggests that getting enough vitamin D can decrease fasting glucose and reduce insulin resistance. Vitamin D can also help moderate your bad cholesterol, as well as reducing your levels of C-reactive protein, which is a sign of inflammation.

Key Takeaways:

  • One health problem around the world that is affecting a lot of people is the fact that Vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency is becoming more pronounced.
  • When one is deficient in Vitamin D, some of the health problems that can be encountered are poor glycemic control, obesity, and hypertension.
  • A link has been found between vitamin D deficiency and diabetes and also another study found that the deficiency leads to high blood sugar levels.

"Three of the most significant risk factors for heart disease are high cholesterol, chronic inflammation, and insulin resistance. Researchers wanted to learn more about whether vitamin D supplementation is a way to lower the risk of heart disease or reduce complications in patients who already have it."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/vitamin-d-glycemic-control-2947.html

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Omega-3s are a potent way to treat depression without resorting todangerous prescription medications
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Date: May 17, 2019 04:01 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Omega-3s are a potent way to treat depression without resorting todangerous prescription medications





One can treat poor mood and depression without using pharmaceutical drugs. One of these approaches involves using omega-3 fatty acid. Foods rich in this fatty acid can help. It has been shown by many scientific studies that the risk of having depression is reduced when one takes foods rich in omega-3 fatty acid. Some of the means that have been identified as the pathways in which omega-3 fatty acids work is that they can make the CNS to release more serotonin, they can reduce the risk of an inflammation and also its severity, and they can stop phosphatidyl-inositol from releasing hormones that make a person to have depressive moods. The way omega-3 fatty acids do this has been found to be similar to the way anti-depressant drugs work. Omega-3 fatty acids have been found to counter the release of serotonin in the brain that trigger depressive moods and they also have effect on the release of cytokines in the heart that relates to lowering the risk of one having coronary heart disease. And fortunately, heart disease is linked to major depressive moods. So, omega-3 fatty acid is a powerful compound that can be used to treat both problems. But what researchers have not agreed upon though is the required dosage of omega-3 fatty acid that a person should take each day to reap these benefits.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many ways in which one can remedy the occurrence of poor moods and depression without the use of pharmaceutical drugs have now been discovered.
  • The risk of having depression have been found to be influenced by eating omega-3 fatty acids and those who take it in large amounts have low risk of depression.
  • Similar to how pharmaceutical drugs help a person with depression, omega-3 fatty acids stop immune cells from releasing cytokines that are pro-inflammatory in the brain.

"The fatty acids achieve their natural antidepressant effects through several means. Omega-3s can raise the activity of CNS seratonin, reduce the risk and severity of inflammation, and stop phosphatidyl-inositol from sending signals that bring about depressive moods."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-15-omega-3s-are-a-potent-way-to-treat-depression.html

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Red raspberry found to prevent head and neck cancers fromdeveloping and spreading
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Date: May 14, 2019 04:28 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Red raspberry found to prevent head and neck cancers fromdeveloping and spreading





Nasopharyngeal cancer is a form of cancer that unfortunately has a high rate of spreading to other areas of the body. A certain form of red raspberry called the Rubus idaeus has been shown to inhibit the ability of the cancer cells from spreading to other parts of the body. Not only can Rubus idaeus help fight off certain forms of cancer, but it also helps protect against diabetes while protecting the heart and sustaining eye health.

Key Takeaways:

  • One of the greatest superfoods that are grown and known to mankind are berries and studies suggest that they are rick in antioxidants and have cancer-fighting properties.
  • A type of berry that is scientifically known as Rubus idaeus, or commonly called red raspberry, can protect against nasopharyngeal cancer, a type of head and neck cancer.
  • The scientists who did the study at a Chinese university used a lab trial to understand how a red raspberry extract can prevent cancer from spreading.

"Nasopharyngeal cancer is a type of cancer that has a high incidence of spreading to a different part of the body, particularly in the neck lymph nodes."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-26-red-raspberry-prevents-head-and-neck-cancers.html

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The nutritional content and health benefits of pecans and walnuts
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Date: May 13, 2019 04:21 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The nutritional content and health benefits of pecans and walnuts





Walnuts and pecans are both healthy snacks with lots of benefits. Walnuts have more fat and more protein, while pecans have more fiber and more natural sugars. The fat in both pecans and walnuts consists predominantly of healthy fats like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, as well as omega-3s. Both pecans and walnuts are good for brain health and rich in antioxidants. Their polyphenols help to protect the brain, while their healthy fats help to safeguard the heart and prevent atherosclerosis.

Key Takeaways:

  • Pecans and walnuts might have differences in looks and taste, but they are very well regarded for their healthiness and great tastes.
  • When one takes a serving of walnuts, he discovers that it contains more calories than an equal serving of pecans and this extra energy is stored in fats.
  • The fats in walnuts are usually good fats which consist mostly of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, along with omega-3 fatty acids.

"Walnuts have the B vitamins choline and niacin, while pecans show tiny amounts of vitamin A."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-31-nutritional-content-and-health-benefits-of-pecans-and-walnuts.html

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Heart-healthy curcumin improves muscle function and increasesexercise capacity
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Date: May 13, 2019 04:10 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Heart-healthy curcumin improves muscle function and increasesexercise capacity





There's a lot of buzz about curcumin these days and for good reason. A recent study published in The Journal of Applied Physiology suggests that it can help to improve athletic performance in heart failure patients. Other research has shown that it could reduce muscle loss in individuals with heart disease. Due to its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects properties, it also can be a very effective post-workout supplement. In fact, researchers found that people that consumed one gram of curcumin twice daily had decreased muscle injuries and less pain in their lower legs.

Key Takeaways:

  • To add to the growing research on curcumin, a new research has shown that taking curcumin can improve athletic performance in people having heart failure.
  • The study was published in the Journal of Applied Physiology and it showed that persons taking curcumin have enhanced muscle function and increased exercise capacity.
  • Curcumin, which is the active ingredient in turmeric, has for a long time been used in Asian medicine to relieve symptoms of digestive problems and skin wounds.

"For the study, researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center looked at the effects of curcumin on a mouse model of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. The compound is known to promote activation of Nrf2 protein, which regulates the expression of antioxidant enzymes that prevent and repair damage from oxidative stress and boost exercise performance."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-18-curcumin-improves-muscle-function-exercise.html

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Add honey to warm water and unlock a bevy of health benefits
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Date: May 13, 2019 04:07 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Add honey to warm water and unlock a bevy of health benefits





Honey water is exactly what it sounds like — a combination of raw honey and warm water. What may not be so obvious at first glance is its many health benefits. You can drink it in the morning to rehydrate your body and take advantage of honey’s antimicrobial benefits. You can also use it to aid digestion and foster the growth of good digestive tract bacteria. Honey water may even be able to improve your mixture of HDL (“good cholesterol” and LDL (“bad cholesterol”).

Key Takeaways:

  • Drinking honey water can relieve many minor health complaints because it contains natural antioxidants.
  • Honey water can contribute to a healthy gut, can aid in digestion, and improve overall cholesterol levels.
  • The key ingredients to tasty and healthy honey water are raw Manuka honey, fresh lemon juice, and plenty of warm water, which will relieve digestive and heart issues.

"When you wake up in the morning, you’re usually dehydrated. Experts recommend drinking about 20 ounces of water every morning to help stimulate the body, relieve grogginess, and encourage bowel movement."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-28-add-honey-to-warm-water-unlock-health-benefits.html

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Omega-3s associated with a reduced risk of bleeding in surgery, according to a new study
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Date: May 10, 2019 02:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Omega-3s associated with a reduced risk of bleeding in surgery, according to a new study





A new study called the Omega-3 Fatty Acids for the Prevention of Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation, also known as OPERA, is calling into question the conventional wisdom that patients who use omega-3 supplements right before surgery are at a higher risk of internal bleeding as a result. The study involved over 1,500 heart surgery patients, and found that those with the highest omega-3 levels in their blood were actually at a lower risk of bleeding. While the exact cause of this is not well understood, it does suggest that more research is needed.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although fish oil are very popular natural supplements that are good for heart health, in cases of surgey, they might cause blood thinning which is dangerous.
  • A new study has shown that the belief that taking fish oil before surgery is wrong is absolutely erroneous but that it reduces the risk of bleeding.
  • The study that discovered this new finding involved a large group of 1,516 persons who were divided into one group taking omega-3 supplements and another taking placebo.

"The exact mechanism behind this effect is still not well understood, but Harris suggested that the anti-inflammatory activity of omega-3s might be contributing to this."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-28-omega-3s-reduced-risk-of-bleeding-in-surgery.html

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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For the men: Multivitamins can keep heart disease at bay
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Date: May 09, 2019 09:51 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: For the men: Multivitamins can keep Heart disease at bay





When one gets insufficient nutrients from the diet, taking multivitamins can be a healthy way to improve this. A recent study has shown that men who take multivitamins a lot are less prone to diseases related to the heart such as stroke and even death related to cardiovascular diseases. But how can cardiovascular diseases be prevented using multivitamins? There are few studies in this direction although a lot of studies have been done on the health benefits of multivitamins. That is why a team of researchers in the US embarked on a study of the incidence of multivitamin usage on major cardiovascular diseases like stroke, heart attack, and cardiovascular death. The study was a long term prospective study. The study was conducted between 1982 and 1995 using 18,530 healthy men that were aged from 40 years and above who the researchers followed. The participants reported their lifestyle habits and as well as their intake of certain foods. Throughout the follow up study, there were only 1,697 reported cases of cardiovascular diseases. This made the researchers to conclude that taking multivitamins means a reduced risk to cardiovascular diseases. It is then appropriate for one to choose the right kind of supplements to improve the diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • When one suspects that he is not getting the full nutrients that his body needs on a daily basis, taking quality multivitamins is necessary.
  • According to a recent study that was done on multivitamins, men who have taken them for a long time have lower risks of stroke and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Many persons know of the important role of multivitamins in improving and maintaining health, but little research has been done on its role on cardiovascular disease.

"In conducting the study, the research team followed 18,530 healthy men aged 40 years old or over from 1982 to 1995. The participants were initially enrolled from the Physicians’ Health Study I cohort"

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-16-multivitamins-keep-heart-disease-at-bay.html

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Reduce the effects of chemotherapy with safflower seeds
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Date: May 08, 2019 04:35 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Reduce the effects of chemotherapy with safflower seeds





Chemotherapy which is often shortened to chemo is the use of drugs to eliminate and reduce cancer cells. Because of its systemic effects and ability to kill cancer cells despite the site they are found, it has been widely used in conventional medicine and oncology to fight cancer. But the treatment is not without risks since it can include long term damage to sensitive organs in the body like the lungs, heart, and kidneys. A recent study that was published in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine took a look at the effect of chemotherapy on the kidneys. They studied the effectiveness of safflower seeds against the side effects of cisplatin, a chemotherapy drug used against cancer. They used animal models and compared the effect on damages to the kidneys. Cisplatin is not only used to treat cancer, it is used to prevent the spread of cancer to other parts of the body. It has some side effects which include nausea, vomiting, hair loss, dry skin, and hiccups. It is advisable that pregnant women and breastfeeding women not take it because it can harm the baby. When safflower seeds effect were studied, there were remarkable results discovered leading to the conclusion that safflower seeds were effective in reducing the effects of renal damage caused by cisplatin.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chemotherapy has a long history and it is often shortened to chemo. It involves the use of drugs in order to kill or remove cancer cells.
  • Chemotherapy is used in oncology and conventional medicine as the primary treatment against cancer because of its systemic effects and its ability to be quick in destroying cancer cells.
  • A study that was published in a Chinese journal looked at the side effects of chemotherapy treatment on the kidneys and ways to reduce the damage.

"The treatment, despite being touted as “effective against many forms of cancer,” isn’t without risk, which can include both acute and long-term damage to organs like the lungs, heart, nerves, and kidneys."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-17-reduce-the-effects-of-chemotherapy-with-safflower-seeds.html

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The key nutrients needed to prevent heart attacks, strokes andheart failure
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Date: May 08, 2019 04:33 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The key nutrients needed to prevent Heart attacks, strokes andHeart failure





The CDC assesses that more than 5,100,000 Americans have some variant of heart disease, and that 610,000 will die from it this year alone. While the conventional range of treatments mostly relies on medications, micronutrient-based Cellular Medicine provides an alternative. Cellular Medicine pioneer Dr. Matthias Rath has carried out some very promising clinical research involving micronutrient supplementation. Dr. Rath believes that the American diet, medication side effects and modern food handling and production practices mean that many people are deprived of a range of important micronutrients, with very bad consequences for heart health.

Key Takeaways:

  • A physician named Dr. Rath views heart disease as an early form of scurvy, which results from a Vitamin C deficiency.
  • If your body does not have enough Vitamin C, cracks can form in your arterial walls and your body tries to repair them with artery-clogging plaque.
  • In addition to Vitamin C, people at risk for heart disease should also consume more Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins.

"With the odds of surviving past the five-year mark currently standing at 50 percent, it’s clear that more effective prevention and treatment options are needed."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/prevent-heart-attacks-2913.html

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Polysaccharide extract from reishi mushrooms found to have hypolipidemic, antioxidant, and antiapoptotic properties
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Date: May 08, 2019 01:29 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Polysaccharide extract from reishi mushrooms found to have hypolipidemic, antioxidant, and antiapoptotic properties





A recent study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that some properties of the Reishi Mushroom can fight obesity. The study was conducted by a Chinese research team at Hunan Agricultural University. It involved feeding mice high fat diets and then studying how the compounds of the mushrooms combated the weight gain over the course of a 12 week research project. The mushrooms exhibited helpful properties at both dosage levels that were tested.

Key Takeaways:

  • It has been found in a study that is published in the Journal of Medicinal Food that extracts of reishi mushroom has antioxidant properties that work against obesity.
  • The researchers were from China and they wanted to find out the effects of reishi mushroom polysaccharides on lipid metabolism, oxidative stress, and apoptosis in mice.
  • The treatment with reishi mushroom polysaccharide induced apoptosis, substantially decreased the liver and heart, and reduced the small intestine oxidative stress in the mice.

"In mice, treatment with reishi mushroom polysaccharides, in both doses, significantly reduced the body weight increases caused by the feeding with a high-fat diet."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-27-reishi-mushroom-hypolipidemic-antioxidant-antiapoptotic.html

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Vitamin E Alert: Researchers discover surprising reason why you maybe deficient in this critical antioxidant
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Date: May 07, 2019 04:29 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin E Alert: Researchers discover surprising reason why you maybe deficient in this critical antioxidant





It turns out that a lack of vitamin C in your diet can severely inhibit your body’s ability to absorb and use vitamin E. Vitamin E is important to a variety of cellular functions, as well as preventing heart disease and preventing arteries from becoming stiff and hard. The vast majority of Americans don’t eat enough vitamin E, and the situation is made worse by inadequate vitamin C consumption, since vitamin C protects and complements vitamin E. Good sources of these vitamins include kale, apples, carrots and walnuts, as well as supplements.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin E deficiency might be uncommon because it is estimated to affect only 0.1 percent of the population but that is still substantial when one does the maths.
  • There is another twist to the Vitamin E deficiency puzzle because it has been found that Vitamin C can affect the body’s ability to absorb Vitamin E.
  • Vitamin E boasts a lot of health benefits for people who take it in their diets including fighting off inflammation and reducing the risk of heart disease.

"Plus, even if clinically-definable deficiencies are uncommon, too many people are still missing out on the key health benefits of vitamin E because they get insufficient amounts of it in their diet."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/vitamin-e-health-benefits-2914.html

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Cooking with the "stinking rose": The 7 health benefits of garlic
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Date: May 07, 2019 04:22 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cooking with the "stinking rose": The 7 health benefits of garlic





Garlic has a wide range of both culinary and health benefits. It can reduce multiple different risk factors for cardiac disease, including the speed of atherosclerotic plaque formation in the arteries, blood pressure, triglycerides and plasma viscosity. Cumulatively, garlic can reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke by close to 50 percent. Garlic also has formidable antimicrobial properties against a wide range of pathogens, and may help control colds. It also helps remove lead from the body, too.

Key Takeaways:

  • Garlic has a wide array of heart benefits, including effects related to arteriosclerosis prevention, plasma viscosity, blood pressure and more.
  • Multiple studies indicate that aged garlic extract can reduce the buildup of white fat around the heart area in favor of the more dynamic brown fat that poses a lower risk of calcification.
  • Garlic also has superb antimicrobial capabilities against a wide range of pathogens, and may even be able to help you kick a cold.

"Moreover, the aforementioned four-year German study revealed that consumption of garlic powder every day reduced the volume of arteriosclerotic plaque by as much as 18 percent."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-23-cooking-with-the-stinking-rose-health-benefits-of-garlic.html

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This hemp variety from Finland exhibits significant antioxidant properties thanks to its high flavonoid content
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Date: May 07, 2019 04:15 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: This hemp variety from Finland exhibits significant antioxidant properties thanks to its high flavonoid content





According to a study published in Phytotherapy Research, Cannabis sativa L., otherwise known as the hemp plant, has a wide variety of health benefits. Because it is high in antioxidants, it offers significant protection from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Furthermore, the hempseed is very high in omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, which make it beneficial for the skin, heart, and joints. Hemp is often mistakenly confused with marijuana. While both plants contain Cannabis sativa, hemp does not have any THC, which is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that causes a "high". Hemp is also packed with beneficial nutrients and supports optimal brain and GI health.

Key Takeaways:

  • Given its many and varied health benefits, the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa, is the most likely contender for the title of miracle plant.
  • In a research published in Phytotherapy Research, a team studied the hemp plant’s antioxidant properties as well as the chemicals that had a huge impact in doing this.
  • When the researchers used finola hempseed oil to test for its effectiveness against oxidative stress, they found positive results from the study.

"In the study, the researchers attribute this biological effect to the presence of flavonoid compounds in hempseed oil, which include flavanones, flavonols, flavanols, and isoflavones."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-14-hemp-from-finland-has-antioxidant-properties-high-flavonoid-content.html

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Vitamin K2 promotes healthy arteries and cardiovascular protection
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Date: May 07, 2019 04:13 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin K2 promotes healthy arteries and cardiovascular protection





Vitamin K2 may help protect you against becoming one of the 17 million people estimated to die from heart disease this year. Vitamin K2 helps to moderate how much calcium builds up in the body and where. This is significant because the calcification of plaque-narrowed arteries plays a major role in heart disease. Vitamin K2 can help ensure that your body’s calcium supply stays in your bones and out of your arteries and other soft tissue, and can reduce your risk of heart disease by 50 percent or more.

Key Takeaways:

  • The number one cause of death and illness worldwide is attributed to heart disease and it is estimated to cause about 17 million deaths each year.
  • Artherosclerosis, or the accumulation of calcified deposits in the arteries, has been known by researchers to be a major cause of heart disease.
  • Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting and the maintenance of bone density. It is found in two forms in the body – Vitamin K1, and Vitamin K2.

"In one study, daily consumption of more than 32 micrograms of dietary vitamin K2 reduced the risk of arterial calcification and death from heart disease – by an incredible 50 percent."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/vitamin-k2-nutrition-news-2650.html

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5 ways aged garlic can slash your risk of heart disease
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Date: May 07, 2019 02:49 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 ways aged garlic can slash your risk of Heart disease





Aged garlic may be remarkably effective at protecting you from heart disease, the number one killer of Americans over the last eight decades. Aged garlic extract can help protect your arteries from low-attenuation (or “soft”) plaque, even if you work in a high-stress field. Aged garlic can also help counter and neutralize the effects of C-Reactive Protein and Interleukin, both associated with the inflammation linked to cardiac disease. Aged garlic can also help prevent harmful blood clots, and may also moderate your blood pressure.

Key Takeaways:

  • It is estimated that heart disease has maintained it role as the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States for 80 years.
  • There are a lot of studies on garlic, about 900, that show that garlic can be used as a natural treatment for heart disease.
  • A study that involved 55 participants that were between the ages 40 to 75 was used to discover that aged garlic reduced the amount of soft plaque in arteries.

"However, as unlikely as it sounds, an extract from an everyday kitchen staple – garlic – has the potential to drastically cut your odds of becoming a medical statistic."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/reverse-heart-disease-2778.html

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Eat (or drink) your vegetables: Make smoothies to maximize the lutein in spinach
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Date: May 06, 2019 03:40 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eat (or drink) your vegetables: Make smoothies to maximize the lutein in spinach





Spinach, one of the healthiest vegetables available, and it contains a high amount of lutein. The best way to get this lutein is to blend it in a smoothie or add it to a green juice. Because lutein is fat-soluble and stored in the immune cells, the researchers for this study were looking for ways to boost lutein levels in the blood and take advantage of its many health benefits. The research team that came from Sweden used Spinach to understand this process and they processed spinach in various ways, examining various heating and steaming methods to best bolster lutein content in spinach. They found that heating makes spinach to lose its lutein content and the more it is boiled, the more lutein that is lost. They found that the best way to consume spinach to preserve its lutein content is to take it cold. Therefore that is why adding spinach to smoothies is recommended for maximum consumption of lutein in spinach.

Key Takeaways:

  • Dark green vegetables contain abundant quantities of lutein and this natural fat-soluble pigment can be used to fight inflammation in immune cells for people with coronary heart disease.
  • It has also been found that lutein can be stored in immune cells which means one can have a reserve or store of lutein in the body.
  • The research team wanted to find out which method of cooking makes lutein in spinach most available and they fried, steamed, and boiled the spinach for several minutes.

"There are many different ways of preparing spinach, but a recent study suggests that blending it in a smoothie or adding it to your green juice is the best way to maximize its lutein content."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-21-eat-or-drink-your-vegetables-make-smoothies-to-maximize-the-lutein-in-spinach.html

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Study shows that a diet full of fiber and whole grains can helplower your risk of disease
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Date: May 06, 2019 03:36 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study shows that a diet full of fiber and whole grains can helplower your risk of disease





As everyone knows, fiber is an important part of the diet of what we consume. The more whole healthy grains we eat, the better off we are. Fiber first acts like a broom through the body system. It helps to keep our colons and cardiovascular system functioning and debris free. This is critical to avoid events such as colon cancer, heart attacks and strokes. Grains also are a rich source of vitamins and minerals one cannot get from meat of vegetation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Research on fiber consumption and risk to non-communicable disease was commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) and published in the Lancet.
  • The researchers carried out the study over a period of 40 years and it included 4,635 adult persons that amounted to 135 million-person years.
  • Some of the diseases that were focused on were coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease and stroke, as well as the incidence of type 2 diabetes.

"New research adds another benefit of fiber and whole grain consumption: They may lower the risk of non-communicable diseases."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-31-fiber-and-whole-grains-can-help-lower-your-risk-of-disease.html

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Omega-3s found to help those suffering from PTSD
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Date: May 06, 2019 03:18 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Omega-3s found to help those suffering from PTSD





New Japanese research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids may help mitigate one of the major psychophysiological symptoms of PTSD: a racing, pounding heart. The researchers divided over 80 survivors of major accidents into a control group and a group that received supplementary omega-3s. The omega-3 group had lower resting heart rates and also lower heart rates after being subjected to imagery related to their accidents. Omega-3s play an important role in brain health and neurological functions, and have already displayed potential utility in the treatment of depression.

Key Takeaways:

  • After a person has witnessed or experienced a traumatic event, he could get the condition called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which is a mental health condition.
  • People who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often experience symptoms such as a pounding heart and doctors have discovered that omega-3 fatty acids could help them.
  • To determine if fatty acids could help traumatic event survivors, the researchers in Japan recruited 83 persons who have such events and gave them fatty acid supplements.

"supplementation of omega-3s might help prevent psychophysiological symptoms of PTSD"

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-10-omega-3s-help-people-suffering-from-ptsd.html

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Aged garlic is incredibly good for your heart
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Date: May 03, 2019 04:18 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Aged garlic is incredibly good for your Heart





Natural compounds found in aged garlic can be very beneficial to cardiac health. For example, a 2016 Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute study on subjects with metabolic syndrome found that aged garlic extract reduced both the accumulation of new plaque within the arteries and the total amount of plaque present as well. Additional research suggests that aged garlic extract can help reduce C-reactive protein and interleukin levels. The polysulfides in garlic also support greater production of the nitric oxide that helps keep your blood vessels supple, reducing another cardiac risk factor.

Key Takeaways:

  • Aged garlic has several health benefits to the cardiovascular system.
  • As heart disease effects many Americans, eating aged garlic can reduce the risk in 80% of the population.
  • Aged garlic reverses the effects of C protein, which is known to cause inflammation throughout the body.

"The LA BioMed researchers concluded that garlic not only decreased the amount of plaque in the arteries. The extract also stopped new plaque from appearing in the blood vessels. (Related: Aged garlic extract balances your cholesterol levels, study finds.)"

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-09-aged-garlic-is-incredibly-good-for-your-heart.html

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Honeybush tea is a nutrient-rich, antioxidant-filled, heart-healthydrink from South Africa
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Date: May 03, 2019 04:06 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Honeybush tea is a nutrient-rich, antioxidant-filled, Heart-healthydrink from South Africa





South African honeybush tea is made from a plant called Cyclopia intermedia and provides a diverse mix of health benefits. In addition to providing many important minerals, honeybush also contains a very wide range of antioxidants, including flavones, polyphenols, flavonoids and many others. It also contains compounds with expectorant and antimicrobial effects that can help ward off colds and other minor infections. Animal studies suggest honeybush tea also helps prevent your body from storing as much fat, and assist in burning the body fat you already have.

Key Takeaways:

  • People tend to forget herbal tea when they think of tea but go for the traditional tea that has its variants like black tea, green tea, and oolong tea.
  • One herbal tea that is worthy of mention is the honeybush tea which is made in South Africa from the stems and leaves of the honeybush plant.
  • Honeybush tea has antioxidants, antibacterial and antiviral properties that helps the body to fight cold and flu, including asthma, bronchitis, coughing, and catarrh.

"Drinking a cup of honeybush tea can provide the body with minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, and zinc."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-01-honeybush-tea-a-nutrient-rich-heart-healthy-drink.html

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Rooibos: Why The World Can’t Get Enough Of It
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Date: May 03, 2019 04:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Rooibos: Why The World Can’t Get Enough Of It





South Africa’s rooibos tea is taking the world by storm, and now the South African Rooibos Council is making a multimillion rand investment into research into rooibos’ health benefits. Rooibos is caffeine-free and rich in antioxidants, including a compound called aspalathin which may help to moderate blood sugar and combat insulin resistance. Rooibos tea may help ease digestive problems and improve heart health as well. Rooibos may help to control your weight in multiple ways, including improved appetite regulation and preventing fat cell accumulation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Rooibos tea provides a caffeine-free alternative for tea drinkers to enjoy.
  • Rooibos tea has many health benefits such as lowering cholesterol and cancer risk.
  • The red tea contains 50% more antioxidants than those found in green tea.

"Native to South Africa, rooibos tea has developed a large following due to the plethora of benefits that it can provide."

Read more: https://www.longevitylive.com/live-better/rooibos-world-favourite/

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These 3 unexpected dangers of gum disease will make you want to gobrush your teeth
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Date: May 03, 2019 07:55 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: These 3 unexpected dangers of gum disease will make you want to gobrush your teeth





Gum disease and poor oral health are both associated with a number of serious health risks on top of its basic symptoms like red, swollen gums and sensitive teeth. Gum disease is correlated strongly with heart disease, although the exact causative agent isn’t well understood. Bad oral health is also strongly associated with higher cancer risk, possibly because of the associated inflammation, or perhaps due to compounds created by mouth bacteria. There may even be a link with Alzheimer’s, as bacteria found in the mouth are often also found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers believe that it is possible for oral bacteria to leech into the bloodstream, thereby causing cardiovascular infection.
  • Other adherents to the cardiovascular disease created by poor oral health bandwagon believe that gum inflammation can escalate to systemic body-wide inflammation.
  • Data also suggests that there is a strong correlation between poor oral health and the onset of cancer.

"Gum disease is a frustrating and painful enough condition on its own. Common signs and symptoms include bloody, red, painful, and swollen gums, bad breath, tooth sensitivity, and pain with chewing."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/gum-disease-oral-health-2912.html

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L-theanine is one of the best ways to combat stress and reduce yourheart rate
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Date: May 02, 2019 03:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: L-theanine is one of the best ways to combat stress and reduce yourHeart rate





L-theanine is an amino acid that scientists have recently found can decrease overall stress levels, as well as the heart rate, which can be beneficial for many individuals. Because l-theanine suppresses the sympathetic nervous system, it can have a positive affect on those faced with anxiety or stressful situations. Researchers have also found that l-theanine can decrease a person's immunoglobulin levels, which is helpful in supporting the immune system. L-theanine can also be used to control high blood pressure and to support good quality sleep.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers from Columbia University Irving Medical center stress the fact that stress is harmful to the body because it can increase the risk of certain health conditions.
  • The researchers stressed that stress management is important in every person’s life and this can be achieved by positive diet and lifestyle changes.
  • In a study where participants were given L-theanine, the researchers discovered that L-theanine helped reduce both stress levels and heart rate in those participants.

"During the course of the study, researchers increased the stress levels of 12 volunteers by instructing them to solve a mentally stressful task in four double-blind trials."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-13-l-theanine-can-combat-stress-reduce-your-heart-rate.html

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Scientists now understand why OMEGA-3s are good for your heart:They protect against DNA damage in the cells that line your blood vessels
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Date: May 02, 2019 02:43 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Scientists now understand why OMEGA-3s are good for your Heart:They protect against DNA damage in the cells that line your blood vessels





In the era where there has been an increase in people's interest in physical health, one of the biggest things that has taken trend is that of OMEGA-3s and claims that they are good for a variety of reasons. Although until recently it has been unknown why it was good for you, new research has now shown that these nutrients can be beneficial for your heart, especially in terms of protecting it against DNA damage that can injure blood vessels.

Key Takeaways:

  • To help stop the plague that is affecting the planet in the form of heart and arterial diseases, experts recommend foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Although experts have not explained why omega-3 fatty acids are good for heart health, new research has found that it has components that prevents free radicals from causing harm.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids are rich in EPA and DHA which reduce the harm caused by intracellular reactive oxygen species to heart cells.

"Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), components found in omega-3 fatty acids, promote antioxidant responses in the human aortic endothelial cells, protecting DNA from oxidative stress from reactive oxygen species (ROS)."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-12-omega-3s-protect-against-dna-damage-in-the-blood-vessels.html

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Study: Curcumin, a polyphenol in turmeric, can selectively targetcancer stem cells
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Date: May 02, 2019 11:57 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study: Curcumin, a polyphenol in turmeric, can selectively targetcancer stem cells





According to a study published in the journal Anticancer Research, curcumin can destroy stem cells that cause cancer. Turmeric is a plant that has been used in traditional Asian medicine to treat a variety of conditions. Curcumin, a polyphenol found in turmeric, is the source of turmeric's health benefits. Recent research suggests that curcumin can selectively target and destroy cancer stem cells. Cancer stem cells, which are resistant to chemotherapy and radiation, and can actually be spread by surgery, are the most lethal type of cancer cell.

Key Takeaways:

  • In health foods, there are common health foods and superfoods that stand head and shoulders above the rest and could be labeled miracle foods.
  • Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in Chinese and ayurvedic medicine due to the presence of curcuminoids in it that has power antioxidant properties.
  • Curcumin has several health benefits which include boosting brain power, lowering the risk of brain diseases, reducing the risk of heart disease, and preventing Alzheimer’s disease.

"One of the most well-known of these amazing foods is curcumin, the polyphenol that gives turmeric its beautiful, bright yellow color."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-14-curcumin-polyphenol-in-turmeric-can-selectively-target-cancer-stem-cells.html

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High-Fiber Diet: Can This Lengthen Your Life?
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Date: May 01, 2019 09:30 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: High-Fiber Diet: Can This Lengthen Your Life?





Fiber is very important to our heart and digestive health. Recent New Zealand research showed that people with low fiber diets had significantly higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and colon cancer than people who get plenty of it from whole grains, fruit and vegetables. Separately, American research indicates that a high fiber diet may enhance the growth of beneficial strains of gut bacteria while helping to fight inflammation. This is important because chronic inflammation is a key component of most chronic health conditions.

Key Takeaways:

  • Having a lot of fiber in the diet was one of the first things kids were taught along with drinking a lot of water and taking lots of vegetables.
  • Having a lot of fiber in the diet is good for the body because it is vital for healthy digestion and colon health.
  • Our mothers were right. Recent research has shown that having a lot of fiber in the diet can be associated with longevity.

"A report shows that curcumin helps the body manage inflammation and anti-ageing (known as inflammaging) and Ascencao says the powerful turmeric extract, Bio-Curcumin, has shown to help deliver significant amounts of bio-active curcumin into the body, assisting this process."

Read more: https://www.longevitylive.com/health-living/lifestyle-tips/high-fiber-diet-improve-longevity/

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Reverse cardiovascular disease with cherries
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Date: May 01, 2019 09:23 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Reverse cardiovascular disease with cherries





Cherries are a surprising and tasty option for lowering your risk of heart disease, thanks to their bountiful polyphenols, flavonoids and micronutrients. Like apples and grapes, cherries have lots of quercetin, which can reduce oxidative damage to your body. The deep red carotenoids and anthocyanins in cherries can fight inflammation and act as antioxidants. Cherries may also reduce your levels of C-Reactive Protein, which is associated with cardiovascular disease risk. Cherries and cherry juice are also good for regulating your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you drink cherry juice, you can significantly lower your blood pressure.
  • Cherries can reduce your C-reactive protein, which in turn reduces inflammation and your risk of heart disease.
  • Be sure to consume organic cherries, because they do not contain residue from pesticides.

"In particular, the anthocyanins and carotenoids that give this stone fruit its deep red hue offer anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and they also help fight obesity and diabetes."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-26-reverse-cardiovascular-disease-with-cherries.html

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Follow your gut to digestive health
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Date: April 30, 2019 04:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Follow your gut to digestive health





"Microbiome" is the term that refers to the good and bad bacteria that resides within your digestive system. When that bacteria is in healthy balance, you have optimal equilibrium in your gut. Prebiotics and probiotics can contribute to this balance, enhancing your overall digestive health. You can get prebiotics and probiotics from both supplements and food. By making an effort to maintain a healthy microbiome, you will reap the benefits of overall immune support, heart health, an improved mood, and regularity in your bowel movements.

Key Takeaways:

  • Probiotics are healthy bacteria that live inside a person's gut, while prebiotics are the fibers that fuel probiotics.
  • Some examples of prebiotic fibers are lentils, different kinds of beans, and fruits and vegetables.
  • Yogurts, kefir, fermented vegetables, and kombucha are examples of probiotic foods.

"While all fiber is important to feeling your best every day, only certain fibers are what we call prebiotics."

Read more: https://www.austindailyherald.com/2019/03/follow-your-gut-to-digestive-health/

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Drink matcha tea to enjoy these 6 health-boosting benefits
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Date: April 30, 2019 03:51 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Drink matcha tea to enjoy these 6 health-boosting benefits





Matcha is a powdered form of green tea derived from the Camelia sinensis plant and prized for its health benefits. Matcha is full of antioxidants and catechism that can help protect the health of your heart and arteries while keeping your cholesterol in check. Several clinical trials in both elderly people and the general population suggest that matcha can improve cognitive functioning. Matcha can also help you to lose weight by accelerating the rate at which your body burns calories.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although matcha tea is derived from,the same source as green tea, matcha tea is processed literally into a powder, which is what the name of the tea means.
  • Inflammation and oxidative stress, triggered by free radicals in the body, is significantly minimized by matcha tea, because it contains EGCG.
  • A 2014 University study used elderly participants to show that three months of regular consumption of matcha tea boosted the elderly participant's brain power.

"Matcha can even support a stable metabolism, keep the mind sharp and lift the mood, and purge toxins from the body."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-21-drink-matcha-tea-health-boosting-benefits.html

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Vitamin D And Its Effect On Brain
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Date: April 30, 2019 09:28 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin D And Its Effect On Brain





Vitamin D has a wide range of vital health benefits for your bones, teeth, heart and endocrine system. Recent research suggests it also has a critical job in brain health and mental health as as well. Vitamin D deficiency — already associated with damage to the immune system and hypertension — may also put you at a higher risk of schizophrenia or cognitive impairment. This is a serious problem, given that there may be a billion vitamin D-deficient people in the world today.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin D, which is sometimes referred to as the “sunshine vitamin,” is important for keeping the bones healthy, for boosting the immune system, and good cardiovascular health.
  • According to findings from research, when one lacks Vitamin D the immune system will be compromised and it can also raise the danger of hypertension.
  • It is well reported that there is a relationship between vitamin D and mental health. A study on rodents showed that vitamin D deficiency resulted in brain damage.

"New research finds that vitamin D deficiency influences a kind of brain “scaffolding” that supports the neurons."

Read more: https://thestylishmagazine.com/1469/vitamin-d-and-its-effect-on-brain/

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8 Great Reasons To Start Eating Okra
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Date: April 29, 2019 05:03 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 8 Great Reasons To Start Eating Okra





Okra is a popular vegetable found in both African and Asian foods. Okra is used in both soups and stews because of its ability to thicken those meals. Okra is also a great source of fiber, antioxidants, folic acid, calcium, and also vitamins B and C. The antioxidants found in okra can fight off free radicals, which increase the chances to get cancer. The fiber in okra can help maintain a healthy digestive system and can also protect your heart.

Key Takeaways:

  • Okra is a vegetable that is high in fiber and is often used as a thickener in stews and soups.
  • High in vitamins B and C, okra has strong anti-cancer properties due to its high anti-oxidant content.
  • Okra contains the protein collagen, which can give the skin a more supple and youthful appearance.

"The antioxidants found in okra can fight off free radicals and thus reduce the risk of cancer. In fact, lectins (a form of protein) taken from the vegetable were found to have lowered the growth of breast cancer cells by over 50% (1)."

Read more: https://www.longevitylive.com/nutrition-body/healthy-eating/okra-health-benefits/

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9 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Oat Bran
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Date: April 29, 2019 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 9 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Oat Bran





Oat bran can provide benefits such as helping with blood sugar, producing healthy bowels, lowering cholesterol, and lowering blood pressure. Oat bran offers more protein and fiber than regular oatmeal, and has antioxidants that can help in reducing inflammation and chances of diseases such as cancer. It also has a soluble fiber that may help with prevention of heart diseases and control of blood sugars. Oat bran will also help relieve constipation and produce healthy stools, while lowering inflammation, and may aid in weight loss since it makes you feel full.

Key Takeaways:

  • Oat groats and steel-cut oats contain bran, but oat bran can also be purchased on its own.
  • Oat bran is rich in nutrients and antioxidants, giving it numerous health benefits related to the heart, blood sugar levels, and weight loss.
  • Oat bran can be cooked with water/milk, honey and cinnamon, incorporated into dough or batter, or just added raw to yogurt or smoothies.

"Oat bran is linked to many health benefits, such as improved blood sugar control, healthy bowel function, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol."

Read more: https://www.ecowatch.com/oat-bran-health-benefits-2632264462.html

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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Exploring the fatty acids that REDUCE your risk of premature death
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Date: April 27, 2019 09:55 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Exploring the fatty acids that REDUCE your risk of premature death





According to six separate studies published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the regular consumption of fatty acids substantially decreases the risk of premature death in adults. When the fatty acids are derived specifically from fish oil, the risk of death from any cause is reduced by 14 percent, compared to low or no consumption. Specifically, the risk of dying from a cardiac event is reduced by a whopping 47 percent. Unfortunately, because these studies don't appear in medical journals, most doctors do not advise their patients to take fish oil. There is also evidence that suggests fish oil decreases the risk of stroke and has potent anti-inflammatory properties. A word of caution, if you are on blood-thinners, consult with an integrative physician before taking fish oils regularly.

Key Takeaways:

  • The author asserts that the sugar industry is behind the myth that fats is a bad thing for the health while processed sugar is more dangerous.
  • Heart attacks kills millions of people every year but the true story is that premature death is a result of people not being informed about the benefits of fats.
  • A 2017 study that studied the relationship between fish oil that has fatty acids to mortality showed that it produced a 14 percent reduction in risk to death.

"In one study, fish oil was associated with better survival rates in heart attack victims, with researchers finding improved heart function and lower levels of inflammatory markers in people who took high-dose fish oil for six months after suffering a heart attack."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/fatty-acids-nutrition-news-2790.html

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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Why magnesium may be the single most important nutrient you need totake for heart health
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Date: April 26, 2019 10:20 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why magnesium may be the single most important nutrient you need totake for Heart health





Magnesium deficiency, which afflicts close to 50 percent of the U.S. population, can have a profoundly negative impact on your health. Failure to consume enough magnesium can increase insulin resistance and create a higher risk of cardiac disease. A Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) study found that magnesium-deficient people had substantially higher levels of harmful C-Reactive Proteins — associated with inflammation and heightened risk of heart disease— present in their blood. A second MUSC study confirmed this association while also noting that magnesium supplements could help reduce the health impacts of not getting enough magnesium from dietary sources.

Key Takeaways:

  • It has been discovered that the most vital nutrient for supporting cardiovascular health is magnesium but many American adults are lacking in it.
  • When magnesium is found in your body at low levels, you can build up insulin resistance which brings up the possibility of type 2 diabetes.
  • A real connection between magnesium deficiency and a protein, C-reactive protein (CRP) have been found and C-reactive protein can trigger acute inflammations.

"If you do not have enough magnesium in your body, you can become more prone to various diseases and disorders."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-11-magnesium-may-be-the-single-most-important-nutrient-for-heart-health.html

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Here's how you can improve digestion naturally!
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Date: April 25, 2019 04:57 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Here's how you can improve digestion naturally!





Due to the stresses of everyday life and unhealthy eating, more people than ever are experiencing digestive issues. Fortunately, there are some relatively easy and natural ways to avoid antacids, antibiotics, and other medicines that come with negative side effects. Ginger is one substance that has been used for generations for a whole host of digestive problems, including bloating and general discomfort. It works best if it's ingested before a meal. Peppercorns are another spice that can help improve overall digestion and boost the metabolism. Carrom seeds are commonly used in Indian dishes and are known for alleviating constipation and activating digestive enzymes. Finally, clove is great for flatulence and indigestion.

Key Takeaways:

  • One facet of our modern life is that we tend to ignore minor digestion related issues until they become something serious.
  • Using antacids and antibiotics, people look for quick solutions to issues such as acidity, heartburn, constipation, and other related problems without understanding the cause of the problem.
  • This article includes natural herbs and spices that are a way to boost the body’s defenses and provide protection from digestion related issues.

"Modern lifestyle comes with its own set of sorrows and poor metabolism and digestion are one of the primary signs of deteriorating health conditions."

Read more: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/food-news/heres-how-you-can-improve-digestion-naturally/articleshow/68303768.cms

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Field elm bark protects against liver damage, gastric ulcers andhigh blood pressure
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Date: April 25, 2019 04:51 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Field elm bark protects against liver damage, gastric ulcers andhigh blood pressure





Field elm, which is known for its health benefits, is now being touted for helping with blood pressure, gastric ulcers, and liver damage. Researchers in France and Algeria found that field elm acted as an antioxidant which relaxed the coronary artery and protected the stomach from ulcers and the liver from toxins. There are various types of elm, some are good for skin irritations, diarrhea, heartburn, sore throats, or cramps. The trees are known for their strong wood.

Key Takeaways:

  • The field elm that is known by its scientific name, Ulmus campestris, has a lot of well known health benefits.
  • The journal Phyotherapie published a recent study that showed that the field elm can be used to protect the body from liver damage and gastric ulcer.
  • The researchers were a two nation team from Algeria and France, and they looked at the efficacy of field elm bark extracts in treating stomach ulcer, among others.

"The researchers also saw that the extract can protect the stomach from ulcers and protect the liver from toxic substances. In addition, the extract also exhibited a relaxing effect on the coronary artery."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-12-field-elm-bark-protects-against-liver-damage.html

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Prepping basics: 5 Effective natural remedies for ulcers
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Date: April 25, 2019 04:41 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Prepping basics: 5 Effective natural remedies for ulcers





Peptic ulcers occur when an individual's digestive juices cause damage to the walls of the intestines or stomach. Usually, peptic ulcers are caused by H. pylori, a bacteria that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. Burning pain is the most commonly known symptom of a peptic ulcer. Other symptoms include belching, heartburn, bloating, nausea, and weight loss. Aloe vera taken orally is one natural remedy for ulcers. Cabbage juice, chamomile, and honey also all fight peptic ulcers without the negative side effects of medication. While ulcers are usually just irritating, they will become debilitating if left untreated.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although ulcers can occur anywhere on the body, they are especially common along the digestive tract.
  • Peptic ulcers occur in the stomach and intestines as a result of digestive juices damaging the lining.
  • Aloe vera, which is used topically for burns and infections, can be used internally to treat ulcers.

"Ulcers are common, and how they appear and their corresponding symptoms depend on their cause and where they develop on your body."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-06-natural-remedies-for-ulcers.html

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Discover how a special kind of pine bark improves heart health byreducing the risk of metabolic syndrome
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Date: April 24, 2019 03:57 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Discover how a special kind of pine bark improves Heart health byreducing the risk of metabolic syndrome





With more and more consideration placed on ways to make you more healthy and physically well, there has been an increase in the holistic forms and natural remedies that have been implemented. In doing so, one interesting trend that is recently being discovered is that of pine bark, a more specific type, that is seen for heart health. By using this pine bark in different foods, it can decrease the risk of metabolic syndrome in individuals.

Key Takeaways:

  • Metabolic syndrome has reached pandemic proportions in the US. This is a linked cluster of undesirable health conditions which include high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and elevated cholesterol.
  • Research has shown that natural substances like pine bark are amongst the list of herbs that can be used to support a good heart function.
  • The pharmaceutical industry in western countries wield so much power and influence in media and medicine so they keep many people ignorant about these natural remedies.

"Disease-fighting OPCs in pine bark are not only antioxidant (helping to scavenge dangerous free radicals), but have anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti-allergenic, antibacterial and anti-aging effects as well."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/pine-bark-heart-health-2823.html

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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Pistachios: Discover 7 reasons to eat this delicious nut
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Date: April 24, 2019 02:19 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Pistachios: Discover 7 reasons to eat this delicious nut





Tree nuts can be a great addition to a healthy diet, and there is no better example of this than the pistachio. Pistachios are rich in antioxidants that help fight against aging, cancer and inflammation. Eating pistachios can also improve your blood pressure and blood glucose levels. They're a good source or protein, fiber and healthy fats. In fact, snacking on pistachios can actually help you lose weight because they make you feel full. Note that one serving of pistachios is about one ounce of unshelled nuts, which is just under 50 kernels. How you eat them (alone or added to salads, rice, desserts, etc.) and buy them (pre-shelled vs. shelling them yourself) is up to you.

Key Takeaways:

  • Pistachios are named after the Greek name and these are one of the most nutrient dense nuts around the world which provide a source of protein, antioxidants, and fiber.
  • A diet that is rich in healthy fats like oleic acid and linoleic acid can reduce inflammation and make the risk of having heart disease lesser.
  • In 7000 BC, history has it that pistachio was famous among royalty because the Queen of Sheba named it an exclusive royal delicacy.

"They’re super gut healthy and can increase the number of bacteria which produce the anti-inflammatory fatty acid called butyrate (which protects against everything from obesity to autoimmune disorders)."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/pistachios-food-news-2805.html

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How eating bitter herbs can fix digestive system problems
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Date: April 24, 2019 02:01 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How eating bitter herbs can fix digestive system problems





Gastroesophagael reflux disease (GERD) is a common, vexing and potentially serious condition, but bitter herbs can sometimes help reduce its severity. The “bitters” used by herbalists usually include extracts from a variety of different plants. While plants produce bitter tastes to deter animals (including humans) from eating them, that bitterness can also indicate high concentrations of antioxidants and other compounds with valuable health benefits. Bitters can trigger the digestion-stimulating hormone called gastrin, as well as the release of bile and enzymes that break down protein.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a cause of indigestion and heartburn and affects 15-30 percent of the American population but bitter greens can be used to cure it.
  • For a long time ago natural doctors have been using bitters, which is an assortment of extracts from bitter herbs and spices, to treat various diseases.
  • Bitter herbs that exist in plants were used by those plants as deterrents to insects from eating them but humans think they are equated with poisonous qualities.

"However, appropriate amounts of edible bitter greens, spices and herbs can provide important health benefits, and should be included in the diet."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/bitter-herbs-digestive-system-2779.html

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