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Pu-erh tea has hepatoprotective and antioxidant properties Darrell Miller 5/14/19
How effective is CBD really? Darrell Miller 4/24/19
Why colorful foods boost immunity Darrell Miller 3/5/19
Higher omega-3s status linked to less depression in population withheart failure Darrell Miller 9/20/18
Want to get enough vitamin D? Try supplements or sunshine VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/27/18
Try These 5 Tricks To Speed Up Your Metabolism Naturally Darrell Miller 5/29/18
Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says Darrell Miller 1/2/18
World's Largest CBD Extraction Plant to be Built in Western Ky. Darrell Miller 12/26/17
8 grains that prove wheat is overrated Darrell Miller 10/1/17
Herbs to enhance beauty Darrell Miller 7/7/17
What Are Cannabis Effects on Metabolism and Weight Loss? Darrell Miller 6/27/17
One-month sugar detox: A nutritionist explains how and why Darrell Miller 6/13/17
Stop throwing away this weed; it could help lower your cholesterol Darrell Miller 5/8/17
The Sugar vs. Vitamin C War - City Watch Darrell Miller 5/4/17
Does apple cider vinegar have health benefits? Darrell Miller 5/2/17
How 4/20 became 'Weed Day' Darrell Miller 4/22/17
how to get rid of ants naturaly Darrell Miller 4/22/17
Living near nature linked to longer lives, says study Darrell Miller 4/20/17
Is Coconut Sugar Better Than Other Sugar? Darrell Miller 4/18/17
Clinical tests reveal that black cumin seed (Nigella Sativa) may treat hypothyroidism Darrell Miller 4/14/17
These cuisines could help you live longer Darrell Miller 4/12/17
Can probiotics help you lose weight? Darrell Miller 4/9/17
Lehigh Valley at center of new research into industrial hemp Darrell Miller 3/23/17
How antioxidants aid in healthy living: Vitamins C, E and beta carotene can help ward off a ... Darrell Miller 3/4/17
Gluten-free diets: Where do we stand? Darrell Miller 3/4/17
LOOK WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY AFTER CONSUMING THIS SUPER FOOD!! Darrell Miller 3/4/17
Chest pain? It might be one of these 7 things Darrell Miller 3/3/17
5 things you need to know about antimicrobial resistance Darrell Miller 3/1/17
Eat more fruit and veg for a longer life, researchers say Darrell Miller 2/28/17
7 Awesome Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate Darrell Miller 2/26/17
Five natural alternatives to sugar Darrell Miller 2/25/17
Greatist: Your Ideal Weight Isn't What You Think Darrell Miller 2/18/17
Why you should consider eating these insects this holiday season Darrell Miller 2/15/17
What are heart failure, heart attack and cardiac arrest? Darrell Miller 2/14/17
Foods to grab during a workout Darrell Miller 2/13/17
Is the Mediterranean diet good for kids, too? Darrell Miller 2/5/17
Caffeine Found to Reduce Age-Related Inflammation Darrell Miller 1/24/17
10 foods that are healthy, except when they aren't Darrell Miller 1/17/17
Eat Mediterranean diet for a healthier and younger brain, studies say Darrell Miller 1/17/17
Does a vegan diet affect your ability to heal? Darrell Miller 1/16/17
Tired? Weak? You're not 'just getting old'; something is wrong Darrell Miller 12/27/16
For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods Darrell Miller 12/22/16
For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods Darrell Miller 12/22/16
Why your diet should include more fat Darrell Miller 12/12/16
Why Americans remain vulnerable to infectious diseases Darrell Miller 12/8/16
Ancient beauty rituals that work, and where to try them Darrell Miller 12/8/16
5 ways to avoid food poisoning Darrell Miller 12/8/16
Where Thanksgiving calories hide -- and how to burn them off Darrell Miller 12/7/16
Five ways to avoid germs while traveling Darrell Miller 12/6/16
Outsmart the food companies to become a savvier eater Darrell Miller 12/6/16




Pu-erh tea has hepatoprotective and antioxidant properties
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Date: May 14, 2019 04:25 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Pu-erh tea has hepatoprotective and antioxidant properties





Yunnan Tasly Deepure Biological Tea Group Company recently collaborated with scientists from Tianjin University of Commerce on research into the health benefits of pu-erh tea. The research involved rats on a high fat diet, and discovered that pu-erh tea can help defend your liver against oxidative stress and high glucose levels. Pu-erh tea also appears to be able to protect rats from weight and body fat increases and prevent lipid peroxidation. These results suggest pu-era tea has great potential for preventing fatty liver disease.

Key Takeaways:

  • This study studied the effects of Pu-erh tea extract on live rats and the results reveal that is contains hepatoprotective and antioxidants properties.
  • The study researchers fed rats with a high fat diet for a period of 12 weeks and then gave them Pu-erh tea extract in measured doses.
  • Another way that Pu-erh tea extract can protect against liver diseases is by reducing the glucose level in the body and increase hepatic glycogen production.

"The results showed that the treatment with Pu-erh tea extract prevented the increases of body weight and fat index, reduced oxidative stress, and inhibited lipid peroxidation — all of which contributed to the protection of the liver in rats."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-16-pu-erh-tea-has-hepatoprotective-and-antioxidant-properties.html

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How effective is CBD really?
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Date: April 24, 2019 01:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How effective is CBD really?





The underlying health benefits of a chemical found in Cannabis known as Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, has potential to relieve pain, treat sleep irregularities, and even potentially treat mood disorders. While it is a cannabinoid, CBD is not psychoactive. Some of the health benefits include assisting in metabolizing serotonin to improve anxiety or depression, lowering blood pressure, improving quality of sleep, and there are even potential treatments using the compound to treat different kinds of seizures.

Key Takeaways:

  • Very often lots of people are quick to jump to a conclusion without carefully analyzing the facts and this arises when cannabis is the issue.
  • The cannabis plant is becoming more popular as its health benefits are coming to light. It is very important for relieving pain and treating mood disorders.
  • Due to the fact that different states are legalizing medical marijuana, one compound in cannabis, CBD, has been brought into the limelight.

"CBD is totally opposite to THC; it is not psychoactive and can be valuable to you by providing various health benefits, including as pain relief and sleep regulation."

Read more: https://bulawayo24.com/index-id-lifestyle-sc-health-byo-157353.html

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Why colorful foods boost immunity
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Date: March 05, 2019 04:33 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why colorful foods boost immunity





Flu season is already here, and rectifying your routine food intake to a diet that includes more immunity boosting foods is a great way to make your system less vulnerable. Seeking out foods that represent a variety of colors is a good place to start. For instance, foods that are red, yellow, or orange tend to be high in levels of vitamin C. Maintaining sufficient vitamin C levels is key in keeping your body nourished with antioxidants and phytonutrients.

Key Takeaways:

  • During this flu season, many will find it comforting that food can provide the needed boost to their immune system that they need.
  • No one food on its own can cure any disease or prevent one from being infected by disease, yet eating healthy food is beneficial.
  • The Western diet which consists of processed meats, fast foods, and junk foods overtaxes the immune system and does not provide us with the needed nutrients.

"Yet many colorful foods also can provide benefits for your immune system and gut health."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/05/health/immune-system-diet-food-as-fuel-explainer/index.html

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Higher omega-3s status linked to less depression in population withheart failure
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Date: September 20, 2018 05:11 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Higher omega-3s status linked to less depression in population withheart failure





Higher omega-3s status linked to less depression in population with heart failure

A recent American College of Cardiology study of 108 chronic heart failure patients noted that patients with higher omega-3 index levels as a result of oral supplementation appear to suffer less from depression than the control group. Roughly 20 percent of chronic heart failure patients become clinically depressed. The promising results suggest that increased omega-3 index levels may result in better social functioning and reduced cognitive symptoms of depression as measured by the widely-used Hamilton Depression Scale. More research is needed, however, to better understand the impact of omega-3 indexes on depression.

Key Takeaways:

  • A recent American College of Cardiology study of depression symptoms in 108 chronic heart failure patients compared two omega-3 profile-boosting treatments to a placebo.
  • As measured by the Hamilton Depression Scale, patients with higher omega-3 indices had better social functioning and fewer cognitive impacts.
  • Around 20 percent of chronic heart failure patients get depression symptoms, so this issue certainly merits further research.

"A recent pilot study has linked a higher Omega 3 Index with lessened symptoms of depression in a cohort of subjects suffering from chronic heart failure."

Read more: https://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Article/2018/08/22/Higher-omega-3s-status-linked-to-less-depression-in-population-with-heart-failure

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Want to get enough vitamin D? Try supplements or sunshine
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Date: August 27, 2018 09:53 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Want to get enough vitamin D? Try supplements or sunshine





Want to get enough vitamin D? Try supplements or sunshine

If you are a person that lacks in Vitamin D, there are a couple supplements OR all natural ways to help. According to the US Preventive Services Task Force, Vitamin D supplements are ineffective in preventing cardiovascular disease or cancer. In fact, some supplements may take up to years to see a results. An easier way to help increase Vitamin D, is to simply lay in the sun. Vitamin D is actually a hormone that resides in our skin and is triggered by the sun's radiation.

Key Takeaways:

  • For more than two years, over 26,000 people have participated in the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL).
  • Dr. JoAnn Manson, who leads the VITAL project, says VITAL’s unprecedentedly long duration and large sample size make it more conclusive than the much shorter, smaller Vitamin D trials of the past.
  • Many people have too little Vitamin D in their bodies because they don’t get enough sunlight, a situation not helped by constant warnings about the skin cancer risks of sunlight.

"By the end of 2017, we’ll know who got vitamin D and who got the placebo, and whether the vitamin D group had lower rates of those health problems than the placebo group."

Read more: http://atozhealthguide.com/index.php/2018/08/22/want-to-get-enough-vitamin-d-try-supplements-or-sunshine/

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Try These 5 Tricks To Speed Up Your Metabolism Naturally
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Date: May 29, 2018 05:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Try These 5 Tricks To Speed Up Your Metabolism Naturally





Try These 5 Tricks To Speed Up Your Metabolism Naturally

The best way to lose weight (and keep it off!) is not to spend time and money on trendy dietary fads, or on extreme crash diets, but to try to harness the natural power of your metabolism to burn off weight. Getting enough sleep, adding interval exercises to prevent overly repetitive workout routines, eating wholesome, organic, unprocessed foods and drinking plenty of water and green tea can all help you to boost the rate at which your metabolism burns off fat.

Key Takeaways:

  • By building more muscle you will naturally increase your metabolism due to muscles burning calories faster than fat.
  • If your body is dehydrated, your body will have an average two percent decline in its metabolism.
  • Those who do not get enough sleep have a higher body mass index due to the impact it can have on your metabolism.

"Involving many chemical processes, your metabolism is much more than a mechanism you can tweak. It is required to sustain life, as these processes occur in each and every call. Helping you turn the food you eat into usable fuel, your resting metabolism is what accounts for most of the energy you burn."

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/how-to-speed-up-your-metabolism-naturally/

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Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says
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Date: January 02, 2018 11:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says





High amounts of fluoride can be harmful to the development in children, especially in the prenatal stage of development. Most people get fluoride from their public water. Fluoride is added to water to aid in dental health. Studies have been done in Mexico that links high levels of fluoride intake affect the babies' development. China has also reported a similar study in the past that had similar outcomes. Constant excessive intake of fluoride also can cause yellowing of teeth and skeletal fluorosis.

Key Takeaways:

  • Prenatal exposure to toxins are more detrimental to the child than postnatal exposure.
  • In the United States, the majority of the population are exposed to fluoride when drinking water; therefore, some cities are not partaking in the fluoridation of drinking water.
  • Although the studies show neurological consequences of children's IQ with the high intake of fluoride, fluoride intake can be beneficial with a limited amount.

"The study found a drop in scores on intelligence tests for every 0.5 milligram-per-liter increase in fluoride exposure beyond 0.8 milligrams per liter found in urine."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/19/health/fluoride-iq-neurotoxin-study/index.html

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World's Largest CBD Extraction Plant to be Built in Western Ky.
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Date: December 26, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: World's Largest CBD Extraction Plant to be Built in Western Ky.





A company, called Kings Royal Biotech has decided to partner up with a Chinese industrial hemp development company, in order to open the largest cannabidiol (CBD) processing plant in the United States. CBD is a substance that is extracted from the hemp plant, but it is not psychoactive. In fact, CBD has been shown to be useful in treating a variety of medical conditions, including epilepsy and chronic pain. THC, on the other hand, is the substance in marijuana that can give a user a psychoactive effect. King Royal intends to grow hemp that is free of THC, so that the CBD could be isolated and utilized for medicinal purposes, without the risk of giving the user a psychoactive effect. Additionally, this means that the products are completely legal, in accordance with the laws of the federal government of the United States.

Key Takeaways:

  • This plant being built in Kentucky will be they largest in the country to produce CBD
  • It is a partnership with a Chinese company that is the only current manufacturer of this pure product.
  • It is the first approved in the US to make this product with hemp instead of cannabis.

"Under Federal Law industrial hemp cannot contain more than .3 percent THC, so there is no chance of any users having an altered state of mind from this product."

Read more: http://surfky.com/index.php/muhlenberg/news-muhlenberg/179-news/kentucky/125400-world-s-largest-cbd-extraction-plant-to-be-built-in-western-ky

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8 grains that prove wheat is overrated
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Date: October 01, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 8 grains that prove wheat is overrated





Wheat is good for you but it is overrated, since so many other grains are great for you. When you get the grains that your body needs, it makes it easy to be at your best day in and day out and nothing is more important. There's eight grains in particular that are of special interest to anyone that wants to live their life to the fullest and be healthy. The list of grains is here for you.

Key Takeaways:

  • Food producers have been focused on white flour products because that is what the consumer has wanted.
  • Lately the Ancient Grains are making a comeback and people are willing to try using alternatives to white flour.
  • Many Ancient Grains contain gluten, although Buckwheat, Sorghum and Teff are gluten free and once again are in demand.

"Teff has been touted as the new supergrain... it’s gluten-free, easily digestible and has a low glycemic index."

Read more: http://gearsofbiz.com/8-grains-that-prove-wheat-is-overrated/83512

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Herbs to enhance beauty
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Date: July 07, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Herbs to enhance beauty





A walk through the cosmetics aisle of your grocery or health food store can reveal a bewildering array of products—shampoos and conditioners, soaps, cleansers, and anti-aging face creams—promoting the benefits of the botanical ingredients they contain. But many commercial skin- and hair-care products touted as "natural" contain synthetic, potentially harmful ingredients, including preservatives and surfactants. However, it’s easy, economical, and in some cases more healthful to make herbal skin- and hair-care products in your own kitchen. By choosing herbs and ingredients recommended for specific skin types or problems, you can easily customize herbal beauty products improve the health of your skin.

Key Takeaways:

  • natural ingredients have protective, preventative properties vs toxic build up in synthetic ingredients
  • various natural ingredients can be used instead of medicine or medical ointments depending on the treatment needed.
  • various natural ingredients can be used as beauty products to enhance or restore the health of skin/hair

"Turmeric (haldi) is a part of our traditional medicinal and beauty aids since the ancient times, due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties."

Read more: http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Sunday-Hans/2017-07-02/Herbs-to-enhance-beauty/309747

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





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

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

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One-month sugar detox: A nutritionist explains how and why
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Date: June 13, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: One-month sugar detox: A nutritionist explains how and why





Lots of detox programs show up online. They can help you lose weight or just get unhealthy things out of your body. This talks about one which helps with sugar. Since lots of us consume way too much sugar this is helpful. An expert explains why this is a good idea and how to do it. Detoxing can actually be unhealthy if they're done incorrectly so it's good to get info from someone who knows a lot about the topic.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you've read about the latest wellness trends, you may have entertained the idea of a diet detox.
  • But whether you've considered juicing, fasting or cleansing in an effort to lose weight or improve your well-being, you're probably aware that drastically cutting out foods is not effective as a long-
  • About 10% of the US population are true sugar addicts, according to Robert Lustig, professor of pediatrics and member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Fr

"The good news is that even if you're not a true sugar "addict," by eliminating sugar from your diet, you can quickly lose unwanted pounds, feel better and have a more radiant appearance."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/09/health/sugar-detox-food-drayer/index.html

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Stop throwing away this weed; it could help lower your cholesterol
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Date: May 08, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Stop throwing away this weed; it could help lower your cholesterol





Round up the Purslane! Turns out this formally thought of pesky weed is rich in several antioxidants and carotene along with minerals that are great for skin health and the fleshy leaf contain the highest amounts of omega fatty acids of any leafy green plant. But it doesn't stop there. It also helps with the glycemic index in diabetics, which is critical for blood sugar controls and weight lose in people with diabetes type 2.

Key Takeaways:

  • It seems that Purslane could be used as a form of supplement in many ways with i containing the highest levels of omega-3.
  • Another takeaway would be how common this plant is and little to none know what it looks like nor what has with in.
  • Last takeaway is that pursplane how proven in a few studies to reduce cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

"With its astonishing medicinal profile, it might prove useful to grow your own purslane."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-05-01-stop-throwing-away-this-weed-it-could-help-lower-your-cholesterol.html

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The Sugar vs. Vitamin C War - City Watch
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Date: May 04, 2017 03:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Sugar vs. Vitamin C War - City Watch





The average American consumes about 150 pounds of sugar every year and it's effects can cancel the effects of vitamin C. Vitamin C can only be obtained by food or supplements. It's responsible for our skin structure and overall health. Glucose competes with vitamin C using the same cell receptors and doesn't allow vitamin C to do it's beneficial work. Sugar also decreases effects of B vitamins when eaten in high levels. The best diet is one that includes as little amount of any type of sugar as possible. The FDA will soon be required foods to be limited in sugar when sold commercially even natural foods.

Key Takeaways:

  • People consume a lot of sugar each year and that can have negative impacts on the heart, blood and brain.
  • Unlike animals, humans cannot produce their own vitamin c and we must take it in the forms of food and supplements.
  • Even brown sugar and sugar in the raw is bad for people, it is not healthier in any way.

"The specific receptor for vitamin C is the same receptor that allows glucose or sugar to enter. Because the cell has a greater affinity for glucose compared to vitamin C, if the sugar levels in the body are elevated due to poor diet, the cells will absorb the sugar disallowing room for the vitamin C to be taken up by our cells."

Read more: http://www.citywatchla.com/index.php/christian-cristiano/13040-the-sugar-vs-vitamin-c-war

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Does apple cider vinegar have health benefits?
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Date: May 02, 2017 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Does apple cider vinegar have health benefits?





Is there any apple cider vinegar in your pantry? If not, perhaps it is time to make this addition. Apple cider vinegar has an array of health benefits that are going to be yours when the vinegar is used on a regular basis. What are those health benefits? You've come to the right place to learn. DO not wait any longer to enjoy the massive health benefits that come with apple cider vinegar used in your life.

Key Takeaways:

  • Apple cider vinegar has proven to help lower blood sugar in people who otherwise would be insulin dependant.
  • The acid in apple cider vinegar makes it a great option for teeth whitening.
  • Apple cider vinegar has had alot of hype. Science is supporting it does have real benefits. We suggest trying it for yourself.

"If you are using apple cider or other vinegars as one part of an overall plan, combining it with a healthy diet, portion control and exercise, it might help, Drayer says. She suggested using balsamic vinegar on salads, in a 4:1 ratio with oil, or adding it to sauces for poultry and fish."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/18/health/apple-cider-vinegar-uses/index.html

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How 4/20 became 'Weed Day'
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Date: April 22, 2017 10:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How 4/20 became 'Weed Day'





Smoke one, toke one! April 20th is the annual day for weed smokers to unite, just like Easter or Christmas for other people, by tradition. If you are a toker wondering how 420 became the national weed day, this is the information that you want to read. You can learn all about the history of 420 so the next time you take a toke, you will do so with this important information in your mind.

Read more: How 4/20 became 'Weed Day'

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how to get rid of ants naturaly
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Date: April 22, 2017 04:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: how to get rid of ants naturaly





Ants are a real problem for many homeowners. What do you do to get rid of them if you don't want to use harmful chemicals? There are many solutions with things you probably have around the house. Dust them with fragrant talcum baby powder. They don't like this. You can also squirt vinegar on them, or make a less strong mix of water and vinegar. They also head away from cinnamon and black pepper, so sprinkle this where they are. Another solution is 50 percent WIndex and 50% Ivory soap. Try some of these. They aren't harmful to your family and they just might work perfectly for what you need.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mZI2E5tKjw&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Sprinkling baby powder on areas where ants have been showing up in the house is a unique way of getting rid of them.
  • Baby powder is a good method to get rid of ants because it is non toxic.
  • Other non toxic methods of getting rid of ants are sprinkling cinnamon, black pepper, or spraying apple cider.

"If you find a trail of them in your house or some scouts looking for food so they can bring the rest of their nest to enjoy it, just sprinkle the baby powder on the the ants and wherever they are coming from."

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Living near nature linked to longer lives, says study
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Date: April 20, 2017 10:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Living near nature linked to longer lives, says study





Researchers at Harvard along with Brigham and Women's Hospital have released a new study finding that women who live near green areas have better mental health and live longer. They propose that women in greener areas have less depression, socialize more , are more physically active and are exposed to less air pollution. The researchers state that several of women tested live in Urban areas and just having any increased vegetation around can be very beneficial.

Read more: Living near nature linked to longer lives, says study

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Is Coconut Sugar Better Than Other Sugar?
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Date: April 18, 2017 06:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is Coconut Sugar Better Than Other Sugar?





Coconut sugar, a product derived from the coconut tree's flower buds . When processed, it tastes like brown sugar and is about 70 percent similar to table sugar. Coconut sugar is however, rich in vitamins and nutrients that are not available in regular sugar. Coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index but the Joslin Diabetes Center warns that glycemic index isn't always an indicator of health. Since table sugar can cause high blood sugar and hyperglycemia, coconut sugar should also be used in moderation. There are other natural sweeteners but should also be used in moderation including date sugar, raw honey, blackstrap molasses and maple sugar.

Read more: Is Coconut Sugar Better Than Other Sugar?

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Clinical tests reveal that black cumin seed (Nigella Sativa) may treat hypothyroidism
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Date: April 14, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Clinical tests reveal that black cumin seed (Nigella Sativa) may treat hypothyroidism





It has been discovered that eating some black cumin seeds may help to treat an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto's thyroiditis which is the most common ailment that affects the thyroid. A recent study divided participants into two groups- a group taking the black cumin seeds and a group taking placebo. The study showed that those who took the black cumin seeds showed improvement in lab test compared to those who took placebo. Read this article for more details into this study.

Key Takeaways:

  • -Data showed that patients who received powdered black seeds displayed significant decreases in body mass index (BMI) compared with those who took the placebo pill.
  • -Researchers also highlighted a significant increase in triiodothyronine concentration in patients who received powdered black seeds
  • -The recent results were reflective of findings from two animal studies that examined the compound’s efficacy in improving thyroid function

"Consuming a few grams of powdered Nigella sativa (NS), more commonly known as black cumin seeds, may improve the autoimmune thyroid condition known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-04-11-clinal-tests-reveal-that-black-cumin-seed-may-treat-hypothyroidism.html

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These cuisines could help you live longer
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Date: April 12, 2017 10:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: These cuisines could help you live longer





It's a well known fact that certain regions of the world have populations that are healthier, and have a high population of centenarians. There are five areas of the world that the highest populations of centenarians. No one knows for sure why this is, but there is compelling evidence that the diet of these populations might play a key role. Read this article for slide show of different cuisines of different regions of the world and learn more about what these meals consist of.

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Can probiotics help you lose weight?
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Date: April 09, 2017 06:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can probiotics help you lose weight?





Research suggests probiotics can reduce weight and the body mass index. The greatest reduction came in overweight adults. Also, taking a variety of probiotics over a long period of time can increase the weight loss. The skin is the easiest way to see if the gut is working well. Probiotics help to align that natural bacteria, making everything healthier in the process. With good bacteria, weight loss and body mass index becomes simpler. It should also be noted that gut health needs to be focused on every day as poor diet and medications are not easily avoided.

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Lehigh Valley at center of new research into industrial hemp
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Date: March 23, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Lehigh Valley at center of new research into industrial hemp





The hemp industry may be coming to Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Ironically, Pennsylvania was a hub of hemp cultivation until it became illegal in the 1950s. Now hemp is returning with about half of 16 upcoming research projects exploring industrial hemp slated to take place in this region. These research projects include using hemp in bio-manufacturing, erosion control, and using hemp to absorb toxins in soil. With all this new interest in hemp cultivation, it has the potential to become a big industry in Pennsylvania.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hemp, considered a super crop and food product, had many historical uses, including its use for paper, before it was banned in the fifties and sixties.
  • Today, multiple research projects in the Lehigh Valley are looking into new uses for the plant and food source.
  • Hemp is being considered for its ability to draw toxins away from contaminated soil and possibly as a key ingredient in the creation of nano sheets for matrix dots.

"Lehigh will evaluate the use of hemp for erosion control and phytoremediation."

Read more: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/03/lehigh_valley_at_center_of_new.html

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How antioxidants aid in healthy living: Vitamins C, E and beta carotene can help ward off a ...
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Date: March 04, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How antioxidants aid in healthy living: Vitamins C, E and beta carotene can help ward off a ...





When it comes to boosting antioxidant intake, recent research indicates there's little benefit from taking diet supplements. A better way, according to a report in the September issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter, is eating a diet rich in antioxidant-containing foods. Antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, carotene, lycopene, lutein and many other substances may play a role in helping to prevent diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease and macular degeneration.

Key Takeaways:

  • Antioxidants are everywhere. Energy drinks, skin treatments, vitamin supplements, and cold remedies, and all extol the virtues of their special combination of health giving ingredients.
  • To better understand antioxidants we have to start with oxidation, the chemical process of one substance “stealing” an electron from another and changing, or destroying it.
  • You don’t have to understand the chemistry to get the picture. Graphic examples are all around us. When iron is oxidized, it becomes rust.

"Antioxidants are everywhere. Energy drinks, skin treatments, vitamin supplements, and cold remedies, and all extol the virtues of their special combination of health giving ingredients."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//dailyeb.com/Index.php/2017/02/27/how-antioxidants-aid-in-healthy-living-vitamins-c-e-and-beta-carotene-can-help-ward-off-a-multitude-of-diseases/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFwNIzD-nKbqEDvxNC_9h68PShyXA

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Gluten-free diets: Where do we stand?
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Date: March 04, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Gluten-free diets: Where do we stand?





Gluten free diets have gained a lot of popularity over the years. People have eliminated gluten from their diets, even if their doctors have said not to do so. The gluten free craze is something that has gained a lot of momentum over the entire world. It is the most popular diet in Hollywood. There is little research in the area.

Key Takeaways:

  • r people with celiac disease, the gluten-free diet is like insulin for diabetics
  • There's nothing specifically bad about gluten or specifically good about a gluten-free diet, outside of for these specific -- not uncommon but relatively small -- populations of people with celiac disease, which is about 1% of people in the general population
  • celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder, spurring the immune system to attack its own intestines when gluten enters the body

"Over the past few decades, millions of people around the world have distanced themselves from gluten, eliminating gluten sources from their diets."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2017/03/01/health/gluten-free-diet-history-explainer/Index.html

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LOOK WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY AFTER CONSUMING THIS SUPER FOOD!!
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Date: March 04, 2017 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: LOOK WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY AFTER CONSUMING THIS SUPER FOOD!!





After consuming one amazing super food, the effect it has on your body is really amazing. The food is called Quinoa and it is amazing for you. It has a very delicious taste and offers so many different benefits. It is rich in vitamins and minerals that are great for your body.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEJFA_MQHBw

Key Takeaways:

  • Quinoa or quinoa is a super food. This seed comes from the Andes and is rich in vitamins and minerals. Slimming Eating Healthy due its high fiber Content and high protein Quinoa has a low glycemic Index.
  • Quinoa helps control blood cholesterol levels by promting the lipid profile in thebody. Thanks to in Fiber content and unsatuarated lipids. This makes it highly recommended for woman who want to loss wait by eating healthy or people with diabetis.
  • Quanoa is composed of large amount of flanonoids, such as quercetin and kaemferol. we Know that these names may sund strange but what is important is what they contribute to our body,these are potent antioxidnts that helps to purity the body and improve our health.

"Quinoa or quinoa is a superfood that can not be missing from your shopping list, not only for its delicious taste but also for its many health benefits."

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Chest pain? It might be one of these 7 things
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Date: March 03, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Chest pain? It might be one of these 7 things





If you are having chest pains, then it might be one of seven things. Heartburn is one of these things. Muscle strain is another one. It is possible that a person might mistake a muscle strain for something far more serious, like a heart attack. Doctors do not expect any patients to tell the difference between the two.

Key Takeaways:

  • The occasional reflux is fairly common and probably nothing to worry about, but if you're experiencing it twice a week or more, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • 13% to 36% of adults who show up to the ER or doctor's office with acute chest pain are diagnosed with costochondritis, or inflammation where rib bone meets with the cartilage.
  • Respiratory infections are often to blame, though other culprits include autoimmune disorders like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

"If you're having chest pain, and you're not 100% sure what's causing it, either call your doctor or call 911."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2017/02/16/health/chest-pain-causes-partner/Index.html

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5 things you need to know about antimicrobial resistance
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Date: March 01, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 things you need to know about antimicrobial resistance





Antimicrobial resistance is becoming more prevalent and is very dangerous as bacterias that once could be treated by antibiotics are becoming resistant, hence the term Superbug. These superbugs cause thousands of deaths a year. There are some things you can do to prevent this starting with washing your hands. Read the article and find out more!

Key Takeaways:

  • Global leaders met at the United Nationals General Assembly to address what experts are calling the biggest threats to global health, antimicrobial resistance.
  • It is only the fourth time in UN history that a health issue has been discussed at the assembly
  • Antimicrobial resistance is when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites become resistant to the drugs typically used to treat people infected by them.

"Antimicrobial resistance, commonly called AMR, is when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites become resistant to the drugs typically used to treat people infected by them."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/09/21/health/what-is-antimicrobial-resistance-amr/Index.html

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Eat more fruit and veg for a longer life, researchers say
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Date: February 28, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eat more fruit and veg for a longer life, researchers say





Eating loads of fruit and vegetables - 10 portions a day - may give us longer lives, say researchers. The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year. The team also identified specific fruit and veg that reduced the risk of cancer and heart disease. The analysis showed even small amounts had a health boon, but more is even better.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day could significantly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death
  • In recent years, campaigns in countries across the world including the UK, Germany, and Japan have been launched in a bid to encourage people to meet this target.
  • The research concluded that eating 10 portions per day was associated with a 24% reduced risk of heart disease

"Fruit and vegetables have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and to boost the health of our blood vessels and immune system."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2017/02/23/homepage2/ten-portions-fruit-vegetables-study/Index.html

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7 Awesome Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate
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Date: February 26, 2017 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 Awesome Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate





This video reviews the health benefits of dark chocolate. Dark chocolate has the following health benefits: Lower Body Mass Index, boosts brain power,improves eyesight, reduces inflamation, it can protect your skin, it lowers blood pressure, raises good cholesterol. Overall, dark chocolate can provide many health benefits that can lead to a healthier well-being.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZlDx1ccWPM

Key Takeaways:

  • Dark chocolate can lower body mass Index.
  • Dark chocolate boosts brain power.
  • Dark chocolate improves eyesight.

"Eating dark chocolate can give your brain a short-term boost by increasing your alertness."

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Five natural alternatives to sugar
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Date: February 25, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Five natural alternatives to sugar





Sugar is not good for everyone. Diabetics for example need to limit it. This gives five alternatives they can try. They can take sugar's place and are worth looking into because they could improve your health greatly. You might even find you prefer one of these to sugar once you see its health benefits.

Key Takeaways:

  • All of this means that artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup are out -- and a whole slew of natural alternatives have popped up in their place.
  • Maple syrup is still made the same way it has been for decades: by boiling sap from maple trees. The syrup can then be dried, powdered, and sold as maple sugar.
  • However, it does pack a solid amount of magnesium -- a mineral that helps produce collagen and promote skin and bone health -- with 25% of your Daily Value.

"artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup are out -- and a whole slew of natural alternatives have popped up in their place."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2017/02/22/health/natural-sweeteners-diet-partner/Index.html

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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



Reference:

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

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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



Reference:

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

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What are heart failure, heart attack and cardiac arrest?
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Date: February 14, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What are heart failure, heart attack and cardiac arrest?





Though all types of heart trouble pose emergency threats to people's health, there are many differences between them in terms of both causes and symptoms. "Heart failure" refers to some loss of the heart's successful function as a pump; "congestive heart failure" applies more specifically to when blood flow has backed up, causing the swelling of veins. A "heart attack" occurs when blood flow to the heart is cut off - sometimes, this is caused by a spasm. But if the heart suddenly stops beating, that is a "cardiac arrest", and is a problem with the timed electrical signals that make the heart contract.

Key Takeaways:

  • Singer George Michael passed away on Christmas Day, at age 53.
  • His manager, Michael Lippman, cited heart failure as the cause of death.
  • If Michael's heart not only failed but also stopped beating entirely, he would have had minutes for doctors to intervene.

"Blockages causing heart attacks are mostly caused by a buildup of plaque in the arteries."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/12/26/health/what-is-heart-failure-heart-attack-sudden-cardiac-arrest-explainer/Index.html

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Foods to grab during a workout
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Date: February 13, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Foods to grab during a workout





Contrary to popular belief it's OK to eat during a workout if you get hungry. Why starve yourself? All that does is trigger your body into storing fat. You just need to know which foods are best. This talks about that. Use this to decide what to eat and you won't end up undoing your workout altogether.

Key Takeaways:

  • It is well known that what you eat before, during, and after you exercise can make or break a workout and affect your results.
  • Before you exercise, load up on carbs, and ensure you stay hydrated during your workout.
  • After you exercise, munch on protein - including dairy products, eggs, and meat to maximize your gains.

"So what do nutritionists recommend to munch on? It turns out that quality carbohydrates are important pre-workout and lean proteins post-workout, experts say."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/12/29/health/what-to-eat-exercise/Index.html

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Is the Mediterranean diet good for kids, too?
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Date: February 05, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is the Mediterranean diet good for kids, too?





Putting kids on a diet can be dangerous for them because kids have certain needs. They are still growing and need the proper fuel to do that. This talks about this and about the Mediterranean diet in particular. Before putting kids on any type of diet ask a doctor and do your own research so you don't hurt them.

Key Takeaways:

  • The easy-to-follow Mediterranean diet involves eating mostly vegetables, fruits, legumes, unrefined grains, olive oil and fish.
  • Though the diet also includes skim or low-fat dairy products, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children consume whole milk until age 2, Johnson said.
  • Nuts are also included in the Mediterranean diet, but the academy considers whole nuts to be a high-risk food for choking and recommends caution for children under age 4, Johnson said. And, though the Mediterranean diet includes a modest amount of wine, alcohol is illegal to consume until age 21 in the United States.

"The easy-to-follow Mediterranean diet involves eating mostly vegetables, fruits, legumes, unrefined grains, olive oil and fish."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2017/02/01/health/mediterranean-diet-kids-study/Index.html

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Caffeine Found to Reduce Age-Related Inflammation
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Date: January 24, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Caffeine Found to Reduce Age-Related Inflammation





A study has published that caffeine could reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors. So caffeine may actually be more beneficial to you then you thought. In their studies researchers found that the metabolites boosted activity in one of the inflammatory gene clusters. That, in turn, caused the immune cells to produce more IL-1ß. When injected into mice, the substances triggered widespread inflammation and hypertension.

Key Takeaways:

  • Caffeine may help reduce the type of inflammation that's linked to cardiovascular disease risk factors,
  • David Furman, Ph.D., of the Stanford University School of Medicine in California, and colleagues studied data on healthy participants ages 20 to 30 and another group older than 60.
  • "Our results show an overall up-regulation of specific inflammasome genes in older humans and identify two distinct immune states corresponding to chronically inflamed individuals with dysregulated nucleotide metabolism, high levels of oxidative stress,

"Caffeine may help reduce the type of inflammation that's linked to cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to a study published online Jan. 16 in Nature Medicine."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.doctorslounge.com/Index.php/news/pb/69298&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFDdT9sZaJZ1owK89gxvIfdRbR7BQ

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10 foods that are healthy, except when they aren't
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Date: January 17, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 foods that are healthy, except when they aren't





On a diet and looking for those healthy foods to consume and lose weight? It is important when looking into those healthy foods to make sure they are really healthy. Some cereals can be a convenient and healthy breakfast but watch out for those sugary cereals they can cause a blood sugar spike and a crash before lunch time. Another healthy choice is sushi but beware sushi that is battered and fried can contain 200 more calories and three times the amount of fat.

Key Takeaways:

  • Popcorn, cereal, sushi: We love them, and we may tell ourselves they are healthy. But are they? Most of the time, it depends on how they're prepared.
  • A crunchy shrimp tempura roll, which is battered and fried and often drizzled with spicy mayo, has about 200 more calories and three times the amount of fat.
  • Air-popped popcorn is a healthy, whole-grain, antioxidant-rich snack that's low in calories.

"Popcorn, cereal, sushi: We love them, and we may tell ourselves they are healthy. But are they? Most of the time, it depends on how they're prepared."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2017/01/05/health/gallery/healthy-food-or-not-drayer/Index.html

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Eat Mediterranean diet for a healthier and younger brain, studies say
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Date: January 17, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eat Mediterranean diet for a healthier and younger brain, studies say





This article describes the impact that alzheimer's is making on the world. It describes how a mediterranean diet may help prevent this, and memory loss. It talks about the experiment that was done on 400 people in a three year period. The people who followed the diet from the article had less brain loss. Overall they say they need to do more research to associate it with the diseases but it's looking good.

Key Takeaways:

  • As we age, our brains naturally shrink and our risk of having a stroke, dementia or Alzheimer's rise, and almost everyone experiences some kind of memory loss.
  • Now, a new study seems to confirm that eating an easy-to-follow Mediterranean diet can have lasting benefits for brain health.
  • For the study, researchers analyzed the diets of about 400 adults, 73 to 76 years old, in Scotland over a three-year period.

"The researchers found that those who closely followed a Mediterranean-like diet were less likely to lose brain volume as they aged, compared with those who didn't follow such a diet."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2015/10/21/health/mediterranean-diet-healthier-brain/Index.html

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Does a vegan diet affect your ability to heal?
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Date: January 16, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Does a vegan diet affect your ability to heal?





For all you vegans out there what if I told you being a vegan may give you the ability to heal faster? Sounds crazy I know but recently a once vegan man survived a brutal plane crash. There is no proof of this but some researches and scientist believe this may be true.

Key Takeaways:

  • Only two people survived on September 19, 2008, celebrity disc jockey DJ AM and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, when a plane attempting to takeoff from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in South Carolina had blown a tire and were unable to stop the plane on the remaining runway.
  • Travis Barker, a vegan at the time, suffered second- and third-degree burns over his torso and lower body. He was taken to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia, where, he told the Guardian in an interview several weeks after the crash, he had to eat 6,000 calories a day in order to speed his recovery.
  • Giving up veganism, in this case, came with an added health benefit: Early in his hospital stay, his doctors reportedly had trouble getting his skin grafts to take, which Barker said in interviews was due to his low levels of protein; after a while on his new high-calorie diet, they had more success.

"The pilots, who thought that they had blown a tire, were unable to stop the plane on the remaining runway they had left."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2017/01/03/health/vegan-diet-healing/Index.html

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Tired? Weak? You're not 'just getting old'; something is wrong
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Date: December 27, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Tired? Weak? You're not 'just getting old'; something is wrong





When we start feeling rundown and tired, we tend to make jokes about getting old. The truth is, however, that feelings of depression and fatigue are not normal aging side effects. If these feelings are longer than expected, a consultation with a doctor is in order. You know your body best. If something doesn’t feel right, don’t try to pass it off as aging. There are many factors, medical and physical, that can cause signs of fatigue, depression, change of appetite, and weakness. Only a doctor can order the tests that can tell you the exact reason, so don’t hesitate.

Key Takeaways:

  • When Dr. Christopher Callahan examines older patients, he often hears a similar refrain.
  • This fatalistic stance relies on widely-held but mistaken assumptions about what constitutes normal aging
  • Instead, they're a signal that something is wrong and a medical evaluation is in order.

"If you suddenly find your thinking is cloudy and your memory unreliable, if you're overcome by dizziness and your balance is out of whack, if you find yourself tossing and turning at night and running urgently to the bathroom, don't chalk it up to normal aging."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/12/16/health/fatigue-weakness-depression-aging/Index.html

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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



Reference:

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

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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



Reference:

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

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Why your diet should include more fat
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Date: December 12, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why your diet should include more fat





There is one major myth in the diet and fitness world is that fat is bad. It is true that fat on your body is bad, but does that mean dietary fat is bad? No, not exactly. Eating a diet high in healthy fats is a great way to stay healthy, ignore the myths and eat right.

Key Takeaways:

  • That not all fats are bad and we need good fats.
  • Eating fats does not make you fat.
  • Eating the right kinds of fats can make you healthier

"These days, experts tout fat as a must-have macro and full-fat products, like whole milk, avocado, ghee and coconut oil, join the ranks of superfoods."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/12/07/health/eat-more-fat-less-sugar/Index.html

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Why Americans remain vulnerable to infectious diseases
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Date: December 08, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Americans remain vulnerable to infectious diseases





There is uncertainty in the impact of vector-borne diseases in the US. The effect of changing climate may alter which geographic areas are at risk from vector-transmitted infections. Drug resistance is a growing problem and requires urgent action to tackle it. Antibiotics are a key weapon in the battle against bacterial infections, but we must use those tools carefully to make sure they stay effective.

Key Takeaways:

  • Pseudomonas bacteria can be deadly for patients who are in critical care. According to CDC it's the cause of about 51,000 healthcare-associated infections in the United States each year.
  • The bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli) naturally occurs in your gut, and while most strains are harmless, some can cause severe foodborne diseases, with symptoms ranging from fever, nausea and vomiting to bloody diarrhea.
  • Tuberculosis almost disappeared in the majority of the Western world as countries developed.

"By analyzing trends in US mortality between 1980 and 2014, scientists found that infections were responsible for 5.4% of all deaths, with the majority caused by influenza and pneumonia."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/11/22/health/us-infectious-disease-vulnerability/Index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_health+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Health%29

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Ancient beauty rituals that work, and where to try them
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Date: December 08, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Ancient beauty rituals that work, and where to try them





Not all beauty treatments are the work of white-coated scientists toiling in ultra-clean laboratories. Thanaka powder, which comes from grinding the wood and bark of the thanaka tree, has long been used on the face to brighten the complexion and shield the skin against free radicals, polluted air and harmful UV rays. Argan oil was traded as a coveted beauty agent in and around the Mediterranean area in 12 BC. The Berber women of southern Morocco were known for their exotic beauty, and their secret was applying this golden oil regularly to their faces, nails, hair and body.

Key Takeaways:

  • Burmese women have been doing the SPF thing for years -- more than 2,000 to be exact.
  • Thanaka powder, which comes from grinding the wood and bark of the thanaka tree, has long been used on the face to brighten the complexion and shield the skin against free radicals, polluted air and harmful UV rays.
  • Thanaka powder is still used today -- women cover cheeks, foreheads and chins with the paste and wear it throughout the day.

"The fact that some of these have been around for thousands of years is surely a good sign they actually work."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/11/23/travel/ancient-beauty-rituals/Index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_health+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Health%29

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5 ways to avoid food poisoning
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Date: December 08, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 ways to avoid food poisoning





Approximately 48 million Americans are the victims of food poisoning every year, according to the CDC. They caution people to be aware of their food and cooking habits in order to avoid this illness. Perhaps the most important rules to follow are to make sure chicken is cooked appropriately and avoid minced meat where possible. This is due to the fact that most chickens carry campylobacter and minced meats hold bacteria inside instead of just on the surface where it is easily killed. Also, they urge people to not keep food at room temperature too long and reheat adequately.

Key Takeaways:

  • The spores and toxins released by bacteria commonly found on food can flourish at this temperature.
  • Poultry expands beyond chicken, with infection also common in other commonly consumed birds with which people may be less vigilant in terms of hygiene.
  • Luckily, infection is usually self-controlling, meaning people don't get severely ill but instead recover over time.

"We've put together six common sense ways to avoid food poisoning and the key bacteria behind it -- a crib sheet to keep to hand in the kitchen."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/03/03/health/five-ways-to-avoid-food-poisoning/Index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_health+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Health%29

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Where Thanksgiving calories hide -- and how to burn them off
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Date: December 07, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Where Thanksgiving calories hide -- and how to burn them off





Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that means calories, carbs, and fats galore. But there are some easy ways to make your Thanksgiving spread a little bit healthier for you and your family. Watch your serving sizes, eat slowly, and maybe even get some Holiday exercise, and you might just be able to keep this year's Thanksgiving dinner from ruining your waistline.

Key Takeaways:

  • My advice is to do everything in moderation. Normally, people scoop up mounds of stuff on their plate, and that's where it gets to be a problem.
  • And just because you are going to indulge during that one meal of the day doesn't mean that you have to blow the others.
  • An hour spent clearing and washing dishes will burn about 100 calories. Another hour of mopping up after the big meal can burn more than 100. Cleanup could be the cure for green bean casserole.

"Normally, people scoop up mounds of stuff on their plate, and that's where it gets to be a problem. But if you can handle small portion sizes, then that's fine," said Sara Haas, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2015/11/23/health/thanksgiving-dinner-calories-workouts/Index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_health+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Health%29

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Five ways to avoid germs while traveling
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Date: December 06, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Five ways to avoid germs while traveling





Different areas of the world have different germs and it is easy to pick up a germ you are not resistant to already. No one wants to get sick when they travel and ruin their vacation or business trip. This article will explain five different ways to avoid picking up new germs while you travel.

Key Takeaways:

  • "The risk of contracting a contagious illness is heightened when we travel within any enclosed space, especially during the winter months, when most of the respiratory viruses thrive," Gendreau said.
  • Studies show that germs can travel easily on an airplane, where people are packed together like sardines.
  • For example, a woman on a 1994 flight from Chicago to Honolulu transmitted drug-resistant tuberculosis to at least six of her fellow passengers, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study.

"Gendreau studies germiness while traveling, and he knows just how infectious travel can be."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/11/18/health/avoid-germs-while-traveling/Index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_health+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Health%29

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Outsmart the food companies to become a savvier eater
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Date: December 06, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Outsmart the food companies to become a savvier eater





The key for businesses is finding the bliss point of food, or the product formulation you like most, according to Howard Moskowitz, an experimental psychologist who did pioneering work on bliss points and their role in product development when he was optimizing menus for soldiers in 1971. Bliss points have been discovered for many foods - even hummus and orange juice - to appeal to consumers sensory preferences.

Key Takeaways:

  • "Food companies are interested in selling products that people want," said Gail Civille, founder and president of Sensory Spectrum, a consulting firm that helps companies learn how sensory cues drive consumer perceptions of products.
  • The key for companies is finding the "bliss point" of a food, or the product formulation you like most, according to Howard Moskowitz, an experimental psychologist who did pioneering work on bliss points and their role in product development when he was optimizing menus for soldiers in 1971.
  • He's since helped major food and beverage companies such as Dr Pepper and Prego find bliss points for their products.

"It's actually both: It's human nature for consumers to develop habits and seek out foods that satisfy our intense cravings. And so companies create products that meet people's sensory needs."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/11/21/health/bliss-point-food/Index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_health+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Health%29

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