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Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Darrell Miller 12/7/17
Epilepsy, Endocannabinoids and Phytocannabinoids Darrell Miller 11/29/17
Ways to Lower High Blood Pressure Without Relying on Drugs Darrell Miller 8/28/17
Four good reasons to keep oil of oregano around at all times Darrell Miller 7/20/17
Is marijuana a secret weapon against the opioid epidemic? Darrell Miller 7/13/17
Medical marijuana an instant hit for PET HEALTH Darrell Miller 6/30/17
Experts say healthy lifestyle combats chronic disease better than meds Darrell Miller 6/16/17
Cholesterol found to play a key role in helping us breathe Darrell Miller 6/8/17
Natural Eczema Treatment: 13 Home Remedies for Eczema Darrell Miller 6/4/17
Healing Salad - Cure For Vaginal Infections and Candida! Darrell Miller 5/27/17
The Best Home Remedy For Sinus Infection!! Darrell Miller 5/23/17
Apple Cider Vinegar And 3 Other Remedies For Impotence Darrell Miller 5/21/17
Probiotic, Red Yeast Rice Extract Combo May Cut Cholesterol Darrell Miller 5/16/17
Reduce Depression with Posture Darrell Miller 2/15/17
CBD Oil For Lyme Disease Darrell Miller 2/12/17
Calcium Supplements and the Heart: Clearing Up the Confusion Darrell Miller 11/26/16
The Dangers Of Over The Counter Pain Meds Darrell Miller 11/19/16
Best Vitamins For Weight Loss Darrell Miller 10/31/16
Homeopathic Remedies Darrell Miller 6/30/14
How cat's claw as a natural immune system booster to treat and prevent diseases Darrell Miller 11/1/13
CoQ10: What You Ought to Know about This Substance? Darrell Miller 3/26/13
Health And Applications Of Coenzyme Q10 Darrell Miller 4/17/08
Scratching the Surface Darrell Miller 9/19/06
REFERENCES Darrell Miller 6/22/05
Catch Your Breath Darrell Miller 6/14/05
Centering Your Heart Darrell Miller 6/13/05
Cholesterol-lowering effects of Chinese red-yeast-rice. Darrell Miller 5/9/05



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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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Epilepsy, Endocannabinoids and Phytocannabinoids
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Date: November 29, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Epilepsy, Endocannabinoids and Phytocannabinoids





Patients suffering from epilepsy have begun being treated with cannabis and its variant cannabinoids with some success. The concentrations for dosing vary by patient but some cannabinoids like THC, THCA and CBC have been used for epilepsy seizure treatments. However, in studies, whole plant use seems to be most effective since it contains more than 80 cannabinoids. There are receptors in the CNS for cannabinoids and there's also a specific uptake in the liver so although safe, it may compete with other medications.

Key Takeaways:

  • CBD has been shown to have great links to neurological diseases in a range of age groups.
  • For instance, a five year old boy who had seizures daily, was given a small amount and had a 40% decrease in seizures.
  • The great thing about these cannaboids is their lack of side effects and addiction that other pharmaceuticals have.

"Cannabidiol and several other cannabis components can help patients with seizure disorders, and sometimes it's best to combine CBD with conventional anti-epileptic meds."

Read more: https://www.projectcbd.org/about/patient-experiencesurveys/epilepsy-endocannabinoids-and-phytocannabinoids

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Ways to Lower High Blood Pressure Without Relying on Drugs
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Date: August 28, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Ways to Lower High Blood Pressure Without Relying on Drugs





There are some natural ways to lower your blood pressure without relying on any drugs. If you are relying on drugs to treat your blood pressure issues, then it is important to understand that you do not need drugs. Many classes of hypertension drugs have some very severe side effects. Exercise and meditation are two ways that you can lower your blood pressure. Getting 30 minutes of exercise every day during the week is a great way to start.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are other ways than drugs to control high blood pressure
  • There are many lifestyle changes that can help lower blood pressure
  • Exercise, change in diet, and better breathing will help lower blood pressure

"Engaging in regular exercise, around 30 minutes most days of the week, is key to maintaining a healthy blood pressure, as well as improving your overall cardiovascular heal"

Read more: https://medshadow.org/features/hypertension-blood-pressure-lower/

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Four good reasons to keep oil of oregano around at all times
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Date: July 20, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Four good reasons to keep oil of oregano around at all times





Oregano is an herb. It is found in many Italian dishes. You can buy it fresh or dried. You can also get oil of oregano. This talks about that specifically. It gives reasons to keep that on hand. There are four good reasons which will make you want to go out and find this for yourself. You'll like using this natural product instead of having to take meds. Not everyone likes those because of their possible interactions with otehr meds and with the body in general.

Key Takeaways:

  • Oil of oregano has many uses besides being used for cooking.
  • Besides helping with certain sicknesses oil of oregano can be used for other purposes.
  • Oil of oregano is very useful, here is how to use it and how to make it.

"Do you carry a bottle of oregano oil with you? Maybe you should."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-07-18-reasons-keep-oil-of-oregano-around-at-all-times.html

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Is marijuana a secret weapon against the opioid epidemic?
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Date: July 13, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is marijuana a secret weapon against the opioid epidemic?





Addiction to opioids is a huge problem,. It often starts with pain meds. Doctors prescribe opioids for pain and then the patient becomes addicted and needs more and more. This can ruin families and lives. Some believe marijuana can help because that can be used for pain instead. It does help some with pain already. Medicinal marijuana is already allowed in some places and people are swearing by it for pain and other issues. Others say marijuana can be addictive as well, though, so that would create its own problems.

Key Takeaways:

  • Reducing medicinal marijuana programs would lead to increase in opioid issues
  • Studies have shown marijuana use isn't a gateway drug like opioids
  • Republican administration refuses to accept data that marijuana can lower pain

"The reality is that the literature right now suggests that if anyone is using an opioid — whether it be a prescription painkiller or something like heroin — a prescription painkiller is more likely [than marijuana] to lead to drug abuse, she says, because it’s more addictive and obviously can be more lethal."

Read more: http://wunc.org/post/marijuana-secret-weapon-against-opioid-epidemic

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Medical marijuana an instant hit for PET HEALTH
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Date: June 30, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Medical marijuana an instant hit for PET HEALTH





Growing Medical Marijuana use has been the recent trend, however the FDA has not approved Medical Marijuana for use on pets. Despite this many pet owners are administering Medical Marijuana to their pets to alleviate some of the symptoms and side effects caused by traditional pet medications. Treating a variety of ailments ranging from pain, anxiety seizures and inflammation. Pet lovers would rather use a natural remedy like Medical Marijuana than traditional medications which can be damaging to the liver and kidneys.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many owners are perfectly happy with prescribing their pets with medical marijuana instead of all the medicines
  • Many owners of pets preferably use marijuana as a treatment for pets due to the low cost compared to prescribes meds behind the counter
  • This is used to treat many animals for several different illnesses, but it can be harmful for some of them

"It would seem that cannabis shows real promise for the safe, natural treatment of pets."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-06-26-medical-marijuana-an-instant-hit-for-pet-health.html

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Experts say healthy lifestyle combats chronic disease better than meds
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Date: June 16, 2017 07:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Experts say healthy lifestyle combats chronic disease better than Meds





Diet-related diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity drive a doctors to over-prescribe costly pharmaceuticals, each carrying their own potentially damaging side effects. Medical experts have begun looking beyond these pricey and potentially damaging drugs directly to the diets of their patients. Diets high in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and plant sterols are essential for heart health and prevention of diet-related diseases. Companies such as Step One Foods, begun by cardiologist Dr. Elizabeth Klodas, are providing nutrient-filled options that are precisely measured for patients who are unable to make the diet switch on their own. Research suggest that lifestyle improvement through diet can significantly prevent chronic disease. Lifestyle changes are part of a new cultural wave of overall health and prevention.

Read more: Experts say healthy lifestyle combats chronic disease better than meds

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Cholesterol found to play a key role in helping us breathe
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Date: June 08, 2017 07:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cholesterol found to play a key role in helping us breathe





Cholesterol isn't a good thing if we get too much of it. Lots of people suffer from too much of it. There are meds for it. People are always trying to lower their cholesterol so they can be healthy. It's important not to lower it too much, though. It helps us with certain body processes. This talks about how t helps us with our breathing. Knowing this could make you think differently about what we eat and how we eat.

Read more: Cholesterol found to play a key role in helping us breathe

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Natural Eczema Treatment: 13 Home Remedies for Eczema
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Date: June 04, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Natural Eczema Treatment: 13 Home Remedies for Eczema





Eczema is more than just dry skin. Regular lotion doesn't do much for it. You can use special creams or take meds but not everyone wants to do that. This gives some good natural remedies which might be preferable over meds. They don't have harmful chemicals in them. Eczema is uncomfortable and advice on curing it can change someone's life for the better. No one likes the scaly skin and itchiness that come along with eczema.

Key Takeaways:

  • Most eczema out breaks occur during childhood, but onset can be at any age.
  • Children who have very dry skin or enviromental allergies are more inclined to have eczema
  • While there is no identified cure for eczema, one of the best ways to treat the symptoms is staying mosturized (coconut oil) and Vitamin D (sunlight)

"While many will experience a lessening of symptoms and fewer flares as they age, some will continue to experience eczema symptoms throughout adulthood."

Read more: https://draxe.com/eczema-treatment/

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Healing Salad - Cure For Vaginal Infections and Candida!
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Date: May 27, 2017 05:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Healing Salad - Cure For Vaginal Infections and Candida!





Any woman who has ever had a vaginal infection knows how uncomfortable it is. It can come with itching, burning and an unpleasant discharge and odor. You obviously want this gone as soon as possible. This gives you a great home remedy which can double as a salad. If you can't get to the doctor you could try this first. You might also just want to avoid Meds. Some use home remedies for that reason.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7_aLCUyVEk&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Among the many known benefits of pomegranates is its ability to help fight candida and other vaginal infections in women.
  • One delicious way to incorporate pomegranates into the diet is through a healthy salad, suitable as a snack, or meal item.
  • Make this fresh and zesty, health-promoting salad by combining an apple, carrot and lemon with two pomegranates.

"Consume this salad as often as possible, there is no quantity limit, and every bite is a real gift for the organism."

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The Best Home Remedy For Sinus Infection!!
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Date: May 23, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Best Home Remedy For Sinus Infection!!





Sinus infections are not pleasant and can be hard to deal with. You can feel pressure in your head. It can be painful. You can also experience drainage. There are many over the counter Meds for this but if you want to avoid the drugs you can try this home remedy. It is the best for such an infection. It will help you feel better faster in a safe way which wouldn't be hard for anyone to achieve.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndbXnupKE64&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • sinus inflammation accompanied by wheezing and headaches are common in winter
  • one small cup of honey and lemon juice and some radishes and purple onions and six garlic cloves
  • blend and stir mixture and refridgerate. adults take 2 tbsp to treat sinus infections

"The best thing about it is you do not need much time or money."

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Apple Cider Vinegar And 3 Other Remedies For Impotence
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Date: May 21, 2017 03:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Apple Cider Vinegar And 3 Other Remedies For Impotence





Impotence is a problem for many couples. It doesn't just affect the men, though it can make them feel very bad. It also hurts their partners because they want closeness with their men and can't have it in the same way. There are pills out there for impotence but not everyone can take them because they're on other meds with conflict or they have health problems which won't allow it. This gives good home remedies so they can try them instead of the meds. These are reasonably healthy and safe.

Key Takeaways:

  • One in four men under 40 suffer from impotence, preventing a man from maintaining an erection during sex, today.
  • Men with diabetes may suffer from impotence, so blood sugar management may help
  • A study suggests that Acupuncture may be helpful in eliminating impotence.

"The reason ACV works is because it treats the underlying causes of impotence such as high blood sugar, weight management and heart disease."

Read more: http://www.thealternativedaily.com/natural-remedies-for-impotence/

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Probiotic, Red Yeast Rice Extract Combo May Cut Cholesterol
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Date: May 16, 2017 10:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Probiotic, Red Yeast Rice Extract Combo May Cut Cholesterol





New research out of Prague has suggested those suffering from high cholesterol issues may find relief when a certain probiotic is added to red yeast extract. Results were seen as early as six weeks with significant results noted at 12 weeks. B.Longum, reduces cholesterol absorption in the large intestine, inhibiting it from getting into the bloodstream while red yeast extract inhibits the liver from forming cholesterol cells. Due to the lowering cost of statins, the supplement may face some competition when launched into the large global market.

Read more: Probiotic, Red Yeast Rice Extract Combo May Cut Cholesterol

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Reduce Depression with Posture
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Date: February 15, 2017 04:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Reduce Depression with Posture





Can posture really help with depression? It's an interesting idea because posture would be such an easy thing to change in our lives. It could be easily tested. Depression is a problem for so many people. Many of them try Meds which can have harmful side effects. Posture wouldn't have any at all so would be preferable every time if it really worked.

Reduce Depression with Posture

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CBD Oil For Lyme Disease
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Date: February 12, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CBD Oil For Lyme Disease





This talks about an oil and how it may affect lime disease. This disease can cause a lot of problems. Most people who have it suffer a lot. This offers another treatment you can try on top of or instead of Meds. Not everyone wants to take a bunch of drugs and they just don't work for some others.

Key Takeaways:

  • Should you need to put away the oil for longer intervals, you should ensure that it remains in the freezer.
  • Symmetrical hair loss on each side of the human body, it indicates some sort of hormonal disorder.
  • A nutritious and wholesome diet is essential for maintaining the horses' wellness and to keep the wellness problems at bay.

"Therefore, it is crucial to include things like this oil in their day-to-day diet to obtain the omega-3 fatty acid benefits. Flaxseed oil was known to defend the heart from angina. It is generally called linseed oil. Furthermore, the vital oil has a wonderful relaxing influence on the muscles."



Reference:

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Calcium Supplements and the Heart: Clearing Up the Confusion
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Date: November 26, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Calcium Supplements and the Heart: Clearing Up the Confusion





The Institute of Medicine has recommended 1000-1200 mg of calcium daily for most adults, and the tolerable upper intake level has been set at 2000-2500 mg of calcium daily. Even a recent observational study from the MESA cohort suggested an association between calcium supplements and coronary artery calcium, but it is important to note that in observational studies, the association does not prove causation. In the large-scale Women's Health Initiative calcium and vitamin D trial, we found no association between calcium and vitamin D supplementation and coronary artery calcium measured at the end of the 7-year trial.

Key Takeaways:

  • We know that both calcium and vitamin D are essential for bone health, but concerns have been raised from selected reports in recent years about heart risk.
  • There are other reasons that there could be an association, such as overlapping risk factors for osteoporosis and heart disease, including smoking and lack of exercise.
  • There are many dietary sources of calcium, including dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese), fatty fish with bones (such as sardines), fortified beverages, and leafy greens.

"We know that both calcium and vitamin D are essential for bone health, but concerns have been raised from selected reports in recent years about heart risk."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.Medscape.com/viewarticle/871466&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFQpRn2FPTRhKr-ZYi7jkxzioJqrQ

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The Dangers Of Over The Counter Pain Meds
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Date: November 19, 2016 08:12 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: The Dangers Of Over The Counter Pain Meds

In many ways, pain Meds such as Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen have provided countless patients with an inexpensive treatment for regular aches and pains, headaches and migraines, and to help deal with fevers. There's no doubt that these painkillers work, but there are doubts whether their positive side effects outweigh the negative. 


Dangers associated with Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen


Liver damage

Liver damage is a common problem, damage that can't be repaired or reversed. One of the main side effects that manifests within children taking either Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen is known as Reye Syndrome, a condition that produces excessive fat deposits around the child's organs (especially their liver). This condition can result in death as pressure can build up to fatal levels around the child's brain.

Kidney damage

Other organ damage related to Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen usage includes inflammation within the kidneys (leading eventually to their complete deterioration) and hyperthyroidism. 

Internal bleeding

Higher doses of pain Meds can increase the danger of bleeding or torn stomach lining by several times. Stomach problems are also often noted within regular users of these over the counter pain Meds. While bleeding ulcers tend to be the most commonly discussed issue within the media, other problems include heartburn, indigestion, bloating, diarrhea, nausea, frequent and unavoidable burping and vomiting. Indeed, severe reactions to these painkillers can even cause a cerebral edema, a condition where excess water floods around the brain, causing anything from migraines to death.

These are some the many side effects and negative conditions associated with significant usage of over the counter painkillers. While it's clear that many people use Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen for extended periods of time without developing serious side effects, it's also clear that the potential dangers of regular and prolonged use need to be taken into consideration. If you are already at risk for any of the above problems, and if you are currently on any Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen medications, you should consult your doctor.


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Best Vitamins For Weight Loss
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Date: October 31, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Best Vitamins For Weight Loss

Many people, whether healthy, or living with illness, have undesired weight issues. Diet choices can help. Wholesome breads, nuts, lean meats, fruits and veggies, are good things to eat. They’re also good sources of Biotin, which assists the body in metabolic processes, dealing with fat production and storage, as well as with the maintenance of lipid levels in the blood. Biotin also has an effect on blood sugar, as does Chromium, which can affect weight. While not a nutrient, as such. Saffron is a supplement which also may assist those in pursuit of weight loss.

Key Takeaways:

  • I need your sudgestion what vitamins i can take to gain my appetite and ro gain my weight im 3O years old my weight is only 41kg and my appetite is loss and i skip meal because of that problem.
  • That also plays a role in how much you should weigh, according to the NIH.
  • As to the loss of appetite, I've experienced that myself and the best advice I can give you on that is to eat, anyway. You may not eat a large, full meal, but eat, anyway, even if it's just small portions.

"Is weight loss black pills, is it good or bad for your health ## hello there, i tried the pills esculturex and is a great capsule to lose weight i lost about 40pounds in 2 months with this medication."

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

Homeopathic remedies

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

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

Speculations

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

Methodology

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

Contemplations

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

Why use Homeopathics?

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

This achievement is powered by a few elements:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How cat's claw as a natural immune system booster to treat and prevent diseases
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Date: November 01, 2013 07:51 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How cat's claw as a natural immune system booster to treat and prevent diseases

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What is cat's claw plant 

The root of the cat's claw plant, which is scientifically known as Uncaria tomentosa, contains compounds called pentacyclic oxindole alkaloids (POAs) that are responsible for its healing powers. The consumption of the cat's claw roots in raw or extract form must not be mixed with other foods that may neutralize the helpful effects of the POAs. The name cat's claw is Latin and represents this woody Amazonian vine that has only recently grabbed the attention of scientists who now use high performance liquid chromatography to see the POAs and isolate them for medicinal purposes. Here is an explanation of how the herb works to treat or prevent diseases.

What does cat' claw plant benefits

The alkaloids in the cat's claw herb are responsible for strengthening the immune system, but the specific benefits are as follows. In the digestive tract, the herb is able to treat Crohn’s disease, gastritis and duodenal ulcers, intestinal inflammation, parasites as well as balancing the intestinal flora. To the immune system itself, the herb stimulates the production of white blood cells to help combat arising problems of arthritis, rheumatism, chronic fatigue syndrome and infections by viruses or fungi. In South America, it serves as a birth control herb because of its associated properties of causing an unfavorable environment in the uterus thus preventing a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus.

The anti inflammatory effects of the herb, together with its anti-tumor properties, all attributed to the alkaloids, prevent the damage of cells in the body by free radicals. As a result, patients having weak immune systems are able to significantly improve their chances of fighting diseases when they take in the herb as a supplement or tea. It’s the procyanidolic oligomers (PCOs) that stimulate phagocytes, which are special immune cells that destroy viruses and other organisms causing diseases. Excess use of cat's claw extracts or the herb itself can lead to nausea and headaches. The recommended dosage is 250mg of the extract taken twice in a day, or a teaspoon of cat's claw tea mixed with warm water, taken at most three times in a day.

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CoQ10: What You Ought to Know about This Substance?
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Date: March 26, 2013 12:27 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CoQ10: What You Ought to Know about This Substance?

Coenzyme Q10 or simply CoQ10 is a substance naturally present not only in a human's body but as well as with the other mammals. It plays a vital role in the production of energy. Back in the year 1957, Dr. Frederick Crane successfully used the mitochondria from the cells of a beef heart in order to locate Coenzyme Q10. But the truth of the matter is that, the substance is also present in human mitochondria. Basically, this substance has antioxidant properties which are highly beneficial in protecting the body against the free radicals present in the environment. Below are some relevant details you ought to know about this substance.

Here they are:

CoQ10 in Kreb's Cycle

There are a number of chemicals that the body needs to induce metabolism and one of those chemicals is CoQ10. The Kerb's Cycle is the body's mechanism to convert certain enzymes into energy. In order to achieve that, the body needs CoQ10 to facilitate the conversion of the enzymes in energy production. CoQ10 is fundamental in the Kerb's Cycle as it supports the electron transport chain in which the oxidative phosphorylation of the ADP (adenosine diphosphate) into ATP (andenosine triphosphate) needs electrons that are exactly delivered where they must be. Without CoQ10, the entire Kerb's Cycle process would certainly fail. The mitochondria of every power cells synthesize CoQ10 so the substance is present in almost all the body parts. However, the heart consumes the most CoQ10 for the reason that it has the most number of mitochondria and it keeps on working even while the body is at rest.

CoQ10 Deficiency

If the Kerb's Cycle fails due to CoQ10 deficiency, the person will feel exhausted and weak. But aside from that, there are other conditions that are often associated with the deficiency such as cardiovascular related diseases, Parkinson's disease and gum disease. Conversely, it doesn't necessarily mean that those diseases are brought about by CoQ10 deficiency.

CoQ10 Dietary Sources

The main sources of CoQ10 include fish oil, whole grains and organ meats. With a balance diet, people can get sufficient amount of coenzyme Q10.

CoQ10 Supplements

Aging is an inevitable process and it can affect the synthesis of CoQ10. As humans grow older, the production of the coenzyme Q10 gradually decreases. It was mentioned earlier some of the foods that are incredibly beneficial in maintaining ample amount of CoQ10 in the body. But people who do not really include those foods in their diet should not worry for there are now food supplements that contain CoQ10.  Some medications like cholesterol Meds can prevent the body from using CoQ10, this is when it is essential for one to take a supplement.

Fortunately, with the advent of medical researches and innovative technology in drug manufacturing, CoQ10 can now be ingested into one single tablet, soft gel capsule, hard shell capsule or an oral spray. CoQ10 is a fat-soluble substance so taking it along with foods is highly encouraged.

Who Takes CoQ10 Supplement?

Children under 18 years old are not allowed to take CoQ10 supplements unless prescribed by the doctor. For adults at the age of 19 or older, the recommended dosage in 30 - 600 mg daily. Higher dosage may be taken for special conditions.

Humans need energy in order to carry out all the tasks. Therefore, CoQ10 must be taken daily, whether from foods or supplements, so the body has the energy to move.

Have you had your CoQ10 Today?

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Health And Applications Of Coenzyme Q10
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Date: April 17, 2008 02:57 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health And Applications Of Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 is a critical cofactor in the biological energy process. It is a powerful antioxidant and plays a vital role in our health and wellness. Coenzyme Q10 is involved in many disease states, consuming adequate coenzyme Q10 can ensure that one maintains good health which can reduce the risk of chronic disease such as the ones listed below:

Cardiovascular disease

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Angina pectoris
  • Arrhythmias
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Hypertension
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiotoxicity (drug induced)

Neurodegenerative disease

  • Huntington’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Neuromuscular disease

  • Mitochondrial cytopathies (melas, merrf, ect.)
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Ataxias
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Asthma
  • Immune disorders
  • Periodontal disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

Many prescription drugs can cause Coenzyme Q10 to deplete especially statin drugs (cholesterol Meds). Beta blocking drugs and anti-diabetic drugs can also leach the body of vital Coenzyme Q10 which could lead to the above diseases if left un-checked over time.

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Scratching the Surface
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Date: September 19, 2006 09:12 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Scratching the Surface

Persistent yeast infections may indicate a body out of balance.

Say the words “yeast infection” to the average woman and she’ll probably start to squirm. The burning, the itching we’ve all been there. Yeast’s miseries drive millions of desperate woman to seek relief each year.

Yeast infections (also known as yeast vaginitis) start when candida albicans, a naturally occurring fungus, starts growing excessively, producing itchy discomfort and a whitish discharge. Most every woman will endure a vaginal infection at least once during her lifetime, and many of these episodes will be caused by candida. (Bacteria or Trichomonas vaginalis may also be to blame; to be sure have the necessary testing done.)

When yeast strikes repeatedly you should look for an underlying cause. One of the biggest is the extended use of certain prescription drugs, particularly antibiotics, birth control pills or steroids. Another is the presence of undiagnosed diabetes. If you’ve been on Meds, or have other diabetes symptoms such as excessive thirst or fatigue, see your practitioner.

A number of alternative health authorities—though by no means all-see recurring yeast vaginitis as part of a systemic candida infection, also called candidiasis. They believe it occurs when intestinal yeast over-growth causes the bowel wall to “leak” partially digested food and toxins into the blood, causing such symptoms as depression, digestive woes, fatigue, irritability and rashes even weight gain. The solution lies in a diet that tightly restricts sugar and other carbohydrates. To learn more www.yeastconnection.com.

Ditching the itch

In addition to addressing the underlying causes of persistent yeast infection you should also tame the beast where it lives. Fortunately, there are safe, natural therapies that can make life a lot more comfortable. Tea tree oil, a natural antiseptic available in both liquid and suppository form, may help, and aloe Vera gel can provide welcome itch relief. To bolster the effects of these topical treatments, some herbalists suggest taking cinnamon or the rainforest herb pau d’arco in supplemental form. Garlic, known for its antifungal properties, is another time-tested option.

After disposing of the harmful critters, replace them with helpful organisms. Organic plain yogurt, both eaten and applied directly, is a good source of these beneficial bacteria, especially when you add acidophilus or other probiotic supplements. Cutting down on your sugar consumption is always a good idea no matter what, as is upping your fiber intake (Oat bran is a good source).

To help keep things cool and airy, a little wardrobe management may be in order. Avoid tight, synthetic fabrics (sorry, but those cute spandex pants have just got to go) in favor of looser garments made with natural fibers, especially white cotton underwear. If swimming’s your thing, don’t spend to much time sitting around in a damp suit—change into something dry as soon as possible.

If you have got an itch that won’t go away, don’t just scratch. Learning what’s really going on is the better way to experience sustained relief. –Lisa James.



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REFERENCES
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Date: June 22, 2005 09:57 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: REFERENCES

REFERENCES


1. Interview with Dr. Michael Pariza, July 3, 1997.
2. “Effects of Temperature and Time on Mutagen Formation in Pan-Fried Hamburger,” by M. Pariza, Samy Ashoor, Fun Chu and Daryl Lund, March 10, 1979, Cancer Letters, 7 (1979) 63-69.
3. “Anticarcinogens from fried ground beef: heat-altered derivatives of linoleic acid,” Y.L Ha, N.K. Grimm and M.W. Pariza, August 25, 1987. IRL Press limited, Oxford, England.
4. Interview with Dr. Mark Cook, July 3, 1997.
5. “Conjugated Linoleic Acid in Cancer Prevention Research: A Report of Current Status and Issues,” A special report prepared for the National Live Stock and Meat Board, Ip, Clement, Ph.D., May 1994. See also “Conjugated linoleic acid, a newly recognised nutrient” in the June 17, 1997, issue of Chemistry and Industry by M. Pariza, pp. 464-466.
6. Op.Cit. Pariza, Chemistry and Industry.
7. Op. Cit. Ip, National Live Stock and Meat Board. See also, “Conjugated Linoleic Acid (9,11 and 10,12-Octadecadienoic Acid) is Produced in Conventional by Not Germ-Free Rats Fed Linleic Acid,” Sou F. Chin, Et. Al, Dec. 16, 1993, Journal of Nutrition 124: 694-701 1994.
8. Ibid.
9. Interview with Cook. 10. Op. Cit. Ip, National Live Stock and Meat Board.
11. Ibid.
12. Op. Cit., interview with Pariza., and “Anticarcinogens from fried ground beef: heat-altered derivatives of linoleic acid,” Y.L. Ha, N.K. Grimm and M.W. Pariza, Aug. 25, 1987, IRL Press Limited, Oxford England.
13. “Conjugated linoleic acid: An anticarcinogenic fatty acid present in mile fat,” by Peter Parodi, Australian Journal of DairyTechnology. Nov. 1994, 49 p. 93-94.
14. The Washington Post “Now We’re a Nation of Lite Heavyweights,” Sept. 1, 1994, Sec. B. P. 10.
15. “A beef-derived mutagenesis modulator inhibits initiation of mouse epidermal tumors by 7, 12 dimethylbens[a]anthracene,” by M. Pariza and W. Hargraves, Jan. 2, 1985, Carcinogenesis, vol 6., no. 4 pp. 591-593, 1985, IRL Press, Limited, Oxford, England.
16. Op. Cit. Pariza, Chemistry and Industry.
17. “Anticarcinogens from fried ground beef: heat-altered derivatives of linoleic acid,” Y.L. Ha, N.K. Grimm and M.W. Pariza, Aug. 25, 1987, IRL Press Limited, Oxford England.
18. “Mammary Cancer Prevention by Conjugated Dienoic Derivative of Linoleic Acid,” Clement Ip, Sou Fe Chin, Joseph Scimeca and Michael Pariza, Cancer Research, 51, 6118-6124, Nov. 15, 1991.
19. “Refiguring the Odds: What’s a woman’s real chance of suffering breast cancer?” Facklemann, K.A., Science News 144 (1993) 76-77.
20. “Inhibition of benzo(a)pyrene-induced mouse forestomach neoplasia by conjugated dienoic derivatives of linoleic acid.” Ha, Y.L, Storkson, J., Pariza, M.W. Cancer Research 50: 1097-1101; 1990.
21. “Protection of Conjugated linoleic acid against 2-amino-3-methylimidazo [4,5-f]quinoline-induced colon carcinogenesis in the f344 rat: a study of inhibitory mechanisims,” Liew, C.; Schut, H.A.J., chin, S.F., Pariza, M.W., and Dashwood, R.H. (1995), Carcinogenesis 16, 3037-3044.
22. Op. Cit., Ip, Cancer Research, 1991.
23. “Potential of Food Modification in Cancer Prevention,” Ip, C.; Lisk, Donald J. and J. Scimeca, Cancer Research, 54, 1957-1959, April 1, 1994.
24. “Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), A Newly Re c o g n i ze d Anitcarcinogenic Nutrient,” unpublished paper by Michael Pariza.
25. “Effects of conjugated dienoic linoleic acid on lipid metabolism in mouse liver,” Belury, M.A. and Vanden Heuvel, J.P. (1996), Proc. Am. Assoc. Cancer Res. 37: 1918.
26. “Protection Against Cancer and Heart Disease by Dietary Fatty Acid, Conjugated Linoleic Acid: Potential Mechanisms of Action,” Belury, M.A.; Vanden Heuvel, J.P; Submitted to Nutrition and Disease Update Journal, Sept. 28, 1996.
27. Interveiw with Pariza.
28. Op. Cit., Pariza, Cancer Research, 1990.
29. “Fatty Acids that Inhibit Cancer,” unpublished paper by M. Pariza.
30. Op. Cit. Liew.
31. “Reinvestigation of the antioxidant properties of conjugated linoleic acid,” van den Berg J.J.; Cook, N.E.; Tribble D.L.; Lipids, 73, 1995, Jul 30 (7), 595-598.
32. “Furan Fatty acids detrmined as oxidation products of conjugated octadecadienoic acid,” Yurawecz, M.P., Hood, J.K., Mossoba, MM., Roach, J.A.G., and Ku, Y. Lipids 30, 595-598.
33. Interview with Pariza.
34. “Vital Statistics of the United States” from the Centers for Disease Control for 1989.
35. “Conjugated linoleic acid and atherosclerosis in rabbits.” Lee, K.N., Kritchevsky, D. And Pariza, M.W.; Atherosclerosis 108, 19-25.
36. Interview with Pariza.
37. “Dietary conjugated linoleic acid reduces aortic fatty streak formation greater than linoleic acid in hypercholesterolemic hamsters,” Nicolosi, R.J., and Laitinen, L. (1996), FASEB J. 10 A477.
38. “Ionic Basis of Hypertension, Insulin in Resistance, Vascular Disease and Related Disorders. The Mechanism of ‘Syndrome X”, Resnick, LM, American Journal of Hypertension. 1993 (4Suppl) 123S-134S.
39. “Protection by coenzyme Q10 from myocardial reperfusion injury during coronary artery bypass grafting,” Chello-M, et. Al, Ann-Thorac. Surg., 1994, Nov; 58(5): 1427-32.
40. “Immune Modulation by Altered Nutrient Metabolism: Nutritional Control of Immune-Induced Growth Depression,” M.E. Cook, C.C. Miller, Y. Park and Ma Pariza, Poultry Science 72: 1301-1305 (1993).
41. “Feeding Conjugated Linoleic Acid to Animals Partially Overcomes Catabolic Responses Due to Endotoxin Injection,” Miller, C.C., Park, Y., Pariza, M, and Cook, M. Feb. 15, 1994, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, pages 1107-1112.
42. Op. Cit. Cook, Poultry Science, 1993.
43. Interview with Cook.
44. Ibid.
45. Op. Cit. Washington Post.
46. “Obesity, Pathogenesis & Treatment, a series of reports on obesisy issues edited by G. Enzi, et. Al, 1981, Academic Press.
47. William Howard Taft: The President who became Chief Justice, by Severn, Bill 1970, David McKay company.
48. “Conjugated Linoleic Acid Reduces Body Fat,” abstract only of a speech g i ven at En v i ronmental Bi o l o g y, 96. See also U.S. Patent Nu m b e r 5,554,646, dated Sep. 10, 1996.
49. Interveiw with Cook.
50. Information of Dr. Parizi provided to PharmaNutrients, Inc.
51. Interview with Cook.
52. Op. Cit. Parodi.
53. Obesity & Weight Control: The Health Pro f e s s i o n a l’s Guide to Understanding & Treatment. Edited by Frankle, R. T. 1988.
54. Ibid.
55. Op. Cit. The Washington Post.
56. Interview with Pariza.
57. Pariza in information to Pharmnutrients, Inc., indicates a Dr. Reid studied content in 1963 of milk fat.
58. Op Cit. Parodi.
59. Bill Phillips, Supplement Review, 3rd Edition.
60. Interview with Pariza.
61. Interview with Cook.
62. Interviews with Cook, Pariza.
63. Research conducted by Medstat Research Ltd., Lillestrom, Norway for the Herbal Marketing Group, HMG, Ltd., Oslo, Norway. “A pilot study with the aim of stydying the efficacy and tolerability of CLA (Tonalin) on the body composition in humans.) by Erling Thom Ph.D., Medstate Research Ltd., Liilestrom, Norway, July 1997.



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Catch Your Breath
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Date: June 14, 2005 05:56 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Catch Your Breath

Catch Your Breath

by Carl Lowe Energy Times, October 10, 2004

Asthma is on the rise. This serious breathing problem already afflicts 300 million people around the world and is expected to hinder the lung function of 400 million people in 20 years (Annual World Asthma Meeting, 2/17/04).

In the US, asthma continues to strike our kids. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (2/24/03), the rate at which kids developed asthma doubled between 1980 and 1995. By 2001, 6.3 million American kids had asthma. The cost of treating all these kids: more than $3 billion a year.

Few researchers are prepared to state definitively why asthma rates have continued to climb during the past two decades. However, many investigators point to factors that seem inextricably linked to this disorder, which is marked by wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing spells.

CO2 Buildup

A report from the American Public Health Association and researchers at Harvard puts a lot of the blame for the high rate of asthma on global warming, smog and the atmosphere's growing burden of carbon dioxide. These are linked to industries and car exhaust that release pollution.

In this increasing burden of toxins released into the atmosphere, the rate of asthma among toddlers has grown to be particularly worrisome. Their rate of asthma has climbed more than twice the national average: by 160% between 1980 and 1994. According to these researchers (Inside the Greenhouse: The Impacts of CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) and Climate Change on Public Health in the Inner City), global warming-which involves large increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide released by internal combustion engines and and industrial processes-has fomented the asthma epidemic in several ways:

• Extra heat in the atmosphere has stimulated rapid plant growth that results in more fungus, pollen and spores; this causes allergies that often lead to asthma. Weeds like ragweed, which release allergenic particles, have greatly increased during the past few years. • Extreme weather has caused more floods and damp houses, leading to more indoor air pollution from molds. • Diesel pollutants are now combining with pollen and mold to irritate lungs, causing troublesome allergic reactions.

Bus Fume Hazards

The report notes that in neighborhoods like Harlem, in New York City, 25% of all children suffer asthma. Rates are particularly high in children who live in apartments that are located along bus routes.

A finding that surprised the scientists is the fact that carbon dioxide released by city traffic and the burning of coal and natural gas persists over urban areas, causing a dome of CO2 pollution.

Research on air quality in New York City, Phoenix and Baltimore shows that these lingering CO2 domes contain from 400 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide to 600 ppm. Those levels are significantly above the global average of 379 ppm. Over the course of the earth's history, going back more than 400,000 years before the Industrial Age, research shows the atmosphere has averaged only 180 to 280 ppm.

Nighttime Distress

Breathing difficulties that increase at night can point to asthma, according to Robert Fink, MD: "Asthma can be a nocturnal disease, at its worst between 10 pm and 4 am, when cortisol [a hormone that regulates many bodily functions] levels are lowest" (Pediatric Asthma: Diagnosis and Treatment Goals, Medscape).

Dr. Fink says that if problems with breathing are bad enough to interfere with sleep, a health practitioner should be consulted to analyze the difficulty.

Diet and Asthma

Although nobody can guarantee protection against asthma, research suggests that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables can significantly reduce your risk. For instance, a study in Australia found that people who ate the most apples and pears reduced their chances of suffering from this breath-robbing disorder.

In research involving about 1,600 people, aged 20 to 44, they found that those who consumed the largest quantity of these fruits enjoyed the lowest rate of asthma (AJCN 2003; 78:414).

This is the latest study to confirm the fact that apples and other fruits help to keep lungs healthy. " There is extensive evidence from studies over the last 10 to 15 years that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is beneficial to lung health," observes Carol Trenga, PhD, a research scientist at the University of Washington in Seattle. "The most compelling evidence is linked to fruits high in vitamin C, which are associated with improved lung function in the general population of adults and children."

Produce for Smokers

Quitting smoking represents one of the best ways to reduce lung disease. But even if you smoke, research on smokers has found that those who ate a moderate amount of fruits and vegetables have fewer lung problems (American Thoracic Society 97th International Conference 5/2001).

And you don't have to change your diet very much to make a difference: In that research, merely eating one and half pieces of fruit a day or eating about a tablespoon of vegetables daily significantly dropped smokers' chances of serious lung disease.

Fruits and Veggies to the Rescue

In a study at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, scientists looking at the diets of more than 2,500 people found that eating five or more apples or three tomatoes a week increased lung function. Eating apples and tomatoes also reduced the risk of wheezing.

" The likelihood is that any effect is due to the concerted action of all the nutrients in apples and tomatoes, especially the antioxidants that are particularly rich in the peel of apples and contribute to the coloring of tomatoes," says researcher Sarah Lewis, PhD.

" Antioxidants may work by protecting the airways against the insult of tobacco smoke and other atmospheric pollutants," she adds. Dr. Trenga recommends that everyone eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. She also notes, "[I]t is reasonable to suggest modest supplementation with for example, vitamin C (250-500 mg twice/day) and vitamin E (up to 400 IU per day), in at-risk populations as a complementary therapy after considering the specific needs of the individual...These levels are very safe and have other health benefits (such as vitamin E and heart disease) in addition to potentially improving lung health."

Herbal Relief

Since asthma is linked to allergies, herbs that help to quell respiratory allergies can possibly lower your risk of asthma. A blend of standardized herbal extracts that contains Phyllanthus emblica (Indian gooseberry or amla), Terminalia chebula (Harda or Haritaki), Terminalia bellerica (bedda nut tree), Albizia lebbeck (Indian walnut), Zingiber officinale (ginger root), Piper longum (Indian long pepper), and Piper nigrum (black pepper) has been found to improve breathing and reduce the effect of allergies (FASEB J 2004; Vol II:A912, Abs. 600.8). Other studies have shown that these herbs can relieve nasal congestion, ease sneezing and clear bothersome mucus (J Am Coll Nutr 22(5): Abs 46, 2003).

Antibiotic Avoidance

Avoiding antibiotics may also lower the risk of asthma. " Over the past four decades there has been an explosive increase in allergy and asthma in westernized countries, says Mairi Noverr, PhD, a researcher who has looked at the lin between antibiotic use with asthma and allergies. " We propose that the link between antibiotic use and dysregulated pulmonary immunity is through antibiotic-induced long term alterations in the bacterial and fungal GI microflora."

In other words, Dr. Noverr's research shows that beneficial bacteria in people's intestines, which take part in strengthening immunity and regulating the immune response to pollen, may have been harmed by the overprescription of antibiotics by physicians. Dr. Noverr and his fellow researchers gave lab animals antibiotics before exposing them to candida albicans (a yeast infection). They then exposed the animals to mold spores. The result: a greater sensitivity to inhaling the spores and breathing problems similar to what people experience during hay fever season (104th General Meeting American Society of Microbiology).

" The studies presented here are the first direct demonstration that antibiotic therapy can promote the development of an allergic airway response," says Dr. Noverr. On a global scale, the outlook for asthma is worrisome. As other countries continue their industrial growth, the burden on the earth's atmosphere will grow. Meanwhile, few serious measures are being taken to reduce global warming, and the national diet frequently neglects lung-friendly vegetables and fruits. But within that uncertain scenario, you can boost your chances of healthy lungs: Eat more apples. Stay away from smoky buses. Hope for clear skies.



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Centering Your Heart
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Date: June 13, 2005 10:15 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Centering Your Heart

Centering Your Heart by Lisa James Energy Times, January 4, 2004

The romantic view of the human heart conjures up vivid images: The gallant lover, the committed enthusiast, the wise sage. When the romantic philosophy speaks of the heart, it speaks of things that lie at the very center of what it means to be human.

Western medical science, though, views the heart as a biomechanical pump-marvelously engineered to be sure, but a physical device amenable to surgical and pharmaceutical tinkering.

Between romance and technology lies the Eastern path. Eastern medical traditions, including Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and India's Ayurveda, see the heart as a seat of energy that must be kept in right relationship with the rest of the body.

TCM: Yin, Yang and Qi

The two great polarities of yin and yang are always shifting and rebalancing, according to Chinese philosophy, in our bodies as in everything else. Yin is dark, inward, cold, passive and downward; yang is light, outward, warm, active and upward.

The energy that keeps us alive is called qi, or life force. Organs, including the heart, are seen as places where qi resides. Organs supply and restrain each other's qi, which flows along carefully mapped meridians, or channels. Disease occurs when disturbances in qi interrupt the flow of energy so that an organ experiences either a deficiency or excess of yin/yang.

Circulatory Disturbances

According to Chinese precepts, disturbances in the heart affect the whole body. "The movement of the blood throughout the body, TCM circulation, is managed by multiple organs, which in turn interact with one another. A failure in any one part of this system can result in pathology," says Jonathan Simon, LAc, an acupuncture expert in private practice and at the Mind-Body Digestive Center, in New York.

"If there's a circulation issue, all the organ systems are going to be deprived of the nourishment supplied by the blood. The heart seems to have a dramatic effect on everything else in the body," says Ross Rosen, JD, LAc, CA, MSTOM, Dipl AC & CH (NCCAOM), of The Center for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine P.A. in Westfield, New Jersey.

Connecting the Dots

While Western medicine probes the heart's physical functioning, TCM searches for energy imbalances by looking for patterns in a person's complaints.

"The wrong approach, in my opinion, is to try to relieve a Western ailment before you have established the proper pattern," Simon notes. "For example, I once had a 20-year-old, slim patient who came to me complaining of hypertension. She had seen several other acupuncturists before she got to my clinic, all of whom had prescribed the number-one formula for hypertension in TCM. When I interviewed her, I discerned a very different pattern from the classic one for hypertension. I gave her the formula associated with her pattern, not her symptom, and she had great relief over the next three weeks. After consultation with her Western physician, she began to cut back on her medication, and is now off of her Meds."

TCM emphasizes taking a thorough medical history and using a sophisticated pulse-taking technique called the shen hammer method. Rosen calls pulse "the blueprint of one's health."

Root Causes

As in conventional Western medicine, TCM sees diet as a major culprit in heart disease. "Poor diet will cause problems depending upon on the constitution of the person," explains Simon. "For example, if one eats an excess of greasy and spicy food, that may build up and generate excess heat in the body. That may manifest itself as someone with a quick temper, red face and high blood pressure. On the other hand, a vegetarian who eats only salads may have low energy, a sallow complexion and low blood pressure. I try to tell my patients to keep balance in their diets, but to avoid cold, raw and greasy foods."

TCM also sees unsettled emotions as a source of illness. Stress "creates stagnation in qi and in the blood, eventually," Rosen says. "When stagnation is long or severe, heat starts being produced. We say that heat goes into the blood and steams the body, and heat starts to dry out the vessels. This process winds up turning into atherosclerosis-it kind of vulcanizes the vessel wall. It deprives the vessel of its moisture, which deprives it of its elasticity. Blood pressure starts to increase."

Managing one's emotions and not overworking body or mind is key, says Rosen: "The heart houses the spirit, the shen. When we see people with imbalances in emotion, the spirit starts to become agitated; once the spirit becomes agitated, the whole heart system goes out of balance."

Signs of agitation include insomnia, anxiety and an inability to feel joy, along with chest pain and heart palpitations. TCM uses nutrition, herbs and acupuncture to bring the body back into balance.

Ayurveda: Constitutional Energies

Like TCM, Ayurveda sees health as a matter of balancing the subtle energies that power our bodies. In Ayurveda, these energies exist as three doshas, or basic constitutions:

* Vata is cold, dry, light, clear and astringent. The skin of vata individuals is generally dry, thin, dark and cool, with hair that's curly, dark and coarse. Vatas change their minds readily and crave warmth.

* Pitta is sharp, light, hot, oily and pungent. Pitta people tend to have skin that's soft, fair, warm and freckled, along with fine, fair hair. Quick-witted, pittas hold strong convictions. They prefer coolness, since they tend to perspire profusely.

* Kapha is cold, heavy, oily, slow and soft. Kapha skin is pale, cold and thick, and kapha hair, which is usually brown, is thick and lustrous. Stable and compassionate, kaphas don't like the cold.

Few people are one, pure dosha. Most contain varying levels of vata, pitta and kapha (abbreviated VPK), generally with one predominating.

Doshas Unbalanced

Ayurveda views the heart as "governing emotions and circulating blood," according to Sophia Simon, MS, LAc, of the Karma Healing Center in Newtown, Pennsylvania. In Ayurveda "heart problems arise mainly due to improper diet and stressful lifestyles," which causes a "derangement of vata dosha. This leads to thickening of the arteries, resulting in angio-obstruction."

"Stress reduction is very important in heart disease," says Simon. "Meditation helps a lot with stress reduction, especially simple breathing exercises, yoga, etc." Some of Simon's recommendations have a familiar ring: Don't smoke, do exercise, eat a plant-based, low-fat diet. In addition, she says you should:

* Avoid coffee and other beverages that contain caffeine.

* Be loving and compassionate to all mankind.

* Do things in a casual way. Speak softly. Avoid anger, especially holding anger for a long time.

* Indulge in healthy, whole-hearted laughter.

In addition, Simon notes that garlic is an Ayurvedic herb "most useful for heart problems.

Keep your balance: In the great Eastern healing traditions, it is the key to keeping your heart healthy.



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Cholesterol-lowering effects of Chinese red-yeast-rice.
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Date: May 09, 2005 11:46 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cholesterol-lowering effects of Chinese red-yeast-rice.

Cholesterol-lowering effects of a proprietary Chinese red-yeast-rice dietary supplement.

Heber D, Yip I, Ashley JM, Elashoff DA, Elashoff RM, Go VL.

Center for Human Nutrition, Department of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1742, USA. dheber@med1.Medsch.ucla.edu

BACKGROUND: We examined the cholesterol-lowering effects of a proprietary Chinese red-yeast-rice supplement in an American population consuming a diet similar to the American Heart Association Step I diet using a double-blind, placebo-controlled, prospectively randomized 12-wk controlled trial at a university research center. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the lipid-lowering effects of this red-yeast-rice dietary supplement in US adults separate from effects of diet alone. DESIGN: Eighty-three healthy subjects (46 men and 37 women aged 34-78 y) with hyperlipidemia [total cholesterol, 5.28-8.74 mmol/L (204-338 mg/dL); LDL cholesterol, 3.31-7.16 mmol/L (128-277 mg/dL); triacylglycerol, 0.62-2.78 mmol/L (55-246 mg/dL); and HDL cholesterol 0.78-2.46 mmol/L (30-95 mg/dL)] who were not being treated with lipid-lowering drugs participated. Subjects were treated with red yeast rice (2.4 g/d) or placebo and instructed to consume a diet providing 30% of energy from fat, <10% from saturated fat, and <300 mg cholesterol daily. Main outcome measures were total cholesterol, total triacylglycerol, and HDL and LDL cholesterol measured at weeks 8, 9, 11, and 12. RESULTS: Total cholesterol concentrations decreased significantly between baseline and 8 wk in the red-yeast-rice-treated group compared with the placebo-treated group [(x+/-SD) 6.57+/-0.93 mmol/L (254+/-36 mg/dL) to 5.38+/-0.80 mmol/L (208+/-31 mg/dL); P < 0.001]. LDL cholesterol and total triacylglycerol were also reduced with the supplement. HDL cholesterol did not change significantly. CONCLUSIONS: Red yeast rice significantly reduces total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and total triacylglycerol concentrations compared with placebo and provides a new, novel, food-based approach to lowering cholesterol in the general population.

Publication Types: Clinical Trial Randomized Controlled Trial

PMID: 9989685 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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