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Can reishi mushrooms help prevent cancer and other life-threateningdiseases? Darrell Miller 5/3/19
Caprylic acid is an effective weapon against candida overgrowth andbiofilms Darrell Miller 5/2/19
High-Fiber Diet Found Beneficial To Cancer Patients Darrell Miller 4/22/19
Can Gut Bacteria Affect Your Mental Health? Darrell Miller 4/2/19
One more reason to take probiotics: They protect against liverdamage VitaNet, LLC Staff 9/27/18
How to keep your microbiome happy VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/28/18
Gut microbes play a significant role in the central nervous system digestive health is linked to your risk of neurodegenerative diseases VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/7/18
Gut microbes can fight parasites: Probiotics may reduce infections, and severity of infections, in developing countries Darrell Miller 6/8/18
Interaction of turmeric (Curcuma longaL.) with beneficial microbes Darrell Miller 10/9/17
Everything You Need to Know About Fulvic Acid Darrell Miller 10/8/17
Inflammation and Other Ways Your Gut Bacteria Might Be Making You Sick Darrell Miller 9/25/17
Unable to develop a new antibiotic drug for decades, new research "discovers" potential in a compound from honeybees, ignoring the fact that natural medicine has used bee pollen for years Darrell Miller 9/23/17
Are gut microbes really a panacea, or just overhyped? Darrell Miller 9/22/17
Health Matters: How Gut Microbes Influence Depression Darrell Miller 8/29/17
Scientists: Children need microbes, not antibiotics, to develop immunity Darrell Miller 8/22/17
Natural compound coupled with specific gut microbes may prevent severe flu Darrell Miller 8/6/17
Scientists stunned to learn that gut bacteria seem to have control over your moods and brain function Darrell Miller 7/13/17
Healthy gut bacteria improve immunity Darrell Miller 7/7/17
Microbiome – Gut health discoveries revealed Darrell Miller 6/29/17
Follow Your Gut to Better Immune Health Darrell Miller 5/30/17
What an expert eats to boost his good gut bacteria Darrell Miller 4/29/17
Six immune-building foods and herbs you need to consume to stay healthy Darrell Miller 3/3/17
Stunning scientific discovery finds that gut bacteria control your brain chemistry, altering moods and more Darrell Miller 2/19/17
Powerful Health Benefits of Pomegranate Darrell Miller 1/13/17
A Gut Makeover for the New Year Darrell Miller 1/12/17
7 Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Must Add to Your Diet Darrell Miller 12/29/16
Is Fermented Tea Making People Feel Enlightened Because of ... Alcohol? Darrell Miller 12/14/16
Food with avocado extract could prevent bacterial illness Darrell Miller 12/9/16
Heart Disease and Poor Gut Health Go Hand In Hand Darrell Miller 12/7/16
Gut bacteria affect our metabolism Darrell Miller 12/6/16
High-fiber diet keeps gut microbes from eating the colon's lining, protects against infection, animal study shows Darrell Miller 12/2/16
Improve Your Immune System. Darrell Miller 11/3/16
Why hydrogen peroxide should be in every home Darrell Miller 11/3/16
Manuka honey may be the future of antibacterial superbug medicine Darrell Miller 10/27/16
The Four Health Benefits Of Ashwagandha Darrell Miller 9/5/16
Probiotics for Oral Health Darrell Miller 1/12/16
What Is Lactoferon And How Can It Boost Your Health? Darrell Miller 8/6/14
Bayberry Bark & Sinus Infections Darrell Miller 4/15/14
What Is Germanium Oil Good For? Darrell Miller 2/18/14
Discover the Wonders of Essential Oils Darrell Miller 11/15/13
Grapefruit Pectin And Soluble Fiber Health Benefits? Darrell Miller 1/26/13
Can Melatonin Increase Prolactin? Darrell Miller 12/22/12
Benefits of Natural Honey? Darrell Miller 12/19/12
Black walnut hull and its health benefits Darrell Miller 12/19/12
Reduce Inflammation, Nasal Drip, And Respiratory Infection With Natural Andrographis Darrell Miller 8/11/11
What Makes a Good Probiotic Supplement? Darrell Miller 8/9/11
Can Astragalus Help Boost the Immune System? Darrell Miller 2/24/11
How Does L-Lysine Help with Herpes? Darrell Miller 2/8/11
Acidophilus Darrell Miller 8/23/08
Probiotic Darrell Miller 8/7/08




Can reishi mushrooms help prevent cancer and other life-threateningdiseases?
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Date: May 03, 2019 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can reishi mushrooms help prevent cancer and other life-threateningdiseases?





Reishi mushrooms and reishi extract have substantial health benefits, especially for boosting your immune system. Reishi mushrooms include a diverse array of bioactive compounds that, collectively, may boost cellular metabolism and restore the efficiency that the immune system tends to lose over time. Studies also indicate that reishi mushroom compounds may help induce immune cells to target cancer cells more aggressively, and boost the cancer-fighting functions of the spleen and thymus. Reishi mushrooms extracts may also help boost your overall immune system response against viruses and other pathogens.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eating reishi mushrooms better prepares the immune system of the body for diseases that might attack it such as hepatitis B, cancer, and human immunodeficiency syndrome.
  • Reishi mushroom extracts have been shown to variously restrict the growth of timorous cells thereby decreasing one’s risk of getting cancer and extending one’s life.
  • Reishi mushroom’s status as a powerful and active superfood is made stabilized by the presence of various bio-active molecules which work together in the mushroom.

"Reishi mushroom extracts can block the human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, and other infectious microbes from compromising the health of the targeted organs."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-28-can-reishi-mushrooms-help-prevent-cancer-and-other-life-threatening-diseases.html

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Caprylic acid is an effective weapon against candida overgrowth andbiofilms
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Date: May 02, 2019 02:15 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Caprylic acid is an effective weapon against candida overgrowth andbiofilms





Candida albicans can form biofilms — very thin, very sticky coatings of microbes — if it becomes too abundant in your system. These overgrowths of Candida can cause brain fog, a wide variety of digestive complaints, weight gain, joint pain, sores and a panoply of other symptoms. These overgrowth can be caused by everything from antibiotics and stress to dietary factors. Caprylic acid is a compound found in coconut oil which may be able to help control Candida overgrowth by eliminating embedded biofilms.

Key Takeaways:

  • When one has a stubborn candida albicans fungal growth it can result in symptoms like joint pain, brain fog and depression that wreaks havoc on his health.
  • Candida infections form two biofilms on the skin with thin adhesive layers of microbes and the challenge is to find antibiotics against them without any side effects.
  • In a new study, researchers have found that caprylic acid, which is a component found in coconut oil, can be used against candida albicans biofilms.

"Insufficient sleep, chronic stress, exposure to environmental toxins and a diet high in sugar and refined flours can also set the stage for candidiasis."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/caprylic-acid-food-news-2630.html

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High-Fiber Diet Found Beneficial To Cancer Patients
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Date: April 22, 2019 04:35 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: High-Fiber Diet Found Beneficial To Cancer Patients





A study recently unveiled by its researchers at the American Association for Cancer Research's news conference shows that melanoma patients undergoing PD-1 blockade immune therapy had improved chances of reducing or shrinking tumors by eating a diet high in fiber along with their treatment. 46 patients out of the study's 113 showed improved response to the immune therapy, due to improved beneficial microbes in their stomachs. The researchers are planning a full presentation at the Cancer Research Association's annual meeting on April 2nd.

Key Takeaways:

  • The American Association for Cancer Research recently held a news conference to unveil significant research data.
  • Study revelations went to the point that microbial environments in cancer patient's guts were changed when affected by high fiber diets.
  • The data emerged from data culled while following 113 melanoma patients receiving diets high in fruit and other types of fiber.

"Patients who had a high-fiber diet were found five times likely to reduce the growth or shrink tumors while taking an immune therapy."

Read more: https://www.medicaldaily.com/high-fiber-diet-found-beneficial-cancer-patients-430607

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Can Gut Bacteria Affect Your Mental Health?
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Date: April 02, 2019 02:06 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Gut Bacteria Affect Your Mental Health?





There are two different microbes called Coprococcus and Dialister that are now showing a correlation between depression and the absence of these two floras. A study was done in which 1,000 participants filled out assessments that analyzed their quality of life. Those who were shown to have significant signs of depression were more likely to have a deficiency in the two previously mentioned forms of gut flora. Since the microbes in our gut are responsible for other conditions such as childhood Leukemia and inflammatory diseases, their correlation to mental wellness is not a complete shock.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gut bacteria, or gut microbiome, are bacteria which can be found living in our digestive tracts and these bacteria have been the focus of many medical studies.
  • Gut microbiome significantly affects one’s physical health and it is known that each person has a different mix of this bacteria.
  • The work examining the relationship between gut bacteria and mental health is a large scale work that has never been undertaken in humans until now.

"Researchers from Belgium recruited more than 1,000 people in order to examine their gut microbiome. Of them, 173 participants were diagnosed with depression or fared poorly in a survey assessing their quality of life."

Read more: https://www.medicaldaily.com/can-gut-bacteria-affect-your-mental-health-429678

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One more reason to take probiotics: They protect against liverdamage
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Date: September 27, 2018 08:52 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: One more reason to take probiotics: They protect against liverdamage





One more reason to take probiotics: They protect against liver damage

For those people who drink a ton of alcohol, you are doing a lot of damage to your liver! People do not realize the huge importance that your liver has for your body. Basically, your liver is the filter for all things that go in and out of your body. Therefore, it needs to work really well. As a result, if you are a bit worried, then you should definitely take probiotics as a way to protect yourself.

Key Takeaways:

  • Protecting your liver should be one of your main concerns if you drink a lot.
  • Being able to be real with yourself and tell yourself you have a problem is so useful.
  • The bottom line is that you are the only one who can take care of yourself at a high level.

"Probiotics are known for supporting a healthy gastrointestinal tract and promoting good digestion, but new research has shown that these friendly microbes can benefit more than just your gut."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-10-one-more-reason-probiotics-they-protect-against-liver-damage.html

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How to keep your microbiome happy
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Date: August 28, 2018 05:53 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to keep your microbiome happy





How to keep your microbiome happy

Your microbiome is an ecosystem of trillions of bacteria, yeast and other microbes inhabiting your digestive tract. Probiotic foods such as kimchi, miso soup and yogurt, along with probiotic supplements, can help keep up a robust microbiome. They are especially beneficial after a course of antibiotics. Foods like sauerkraut, full fat yogurt, and kombucha, a form of fermented tea, also support a healthy microbiome. Green tea and meditation, meanwhile, can help make your gut more hospitable to beneficial microbes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Probiotics, which are found in foods such as yogurt, pickles, and dark chocolate, help promote gut health.
  • Green tea is filled with nutrients as well as antioxidants that protect and nourish the lining of the digestive system.
  • If you can't spend more time in the sun, consider taking Vitamin D tablets, as Vitamin D is necessary for a healthy gut.

"Keeping your microbes in balance is the key to good health and has been shown to affect weight, well being and fat storage."

Read more: https://www.hippocraticpost.com/ageing/how-to-keep-your-microbiome-happy/

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Gut microbes play a significant role in the central nervous system digestive health is linked to your risk of neurodegenerative diseases
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Date: August 07, 2018 09:53 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Gut Microbes play a significant role in the central nervous system digestive health is linked to your risk of neurodegenerative diseases





Gut microbes play a significant role in the central nervous system digestive health is linked to your risk of neurodegenerative diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimers are becoming more and more common in the United States, and pose an increasing risk to aging populations. A recent study has identified gut microbes as one of the causes of these diseases - a huge breakthrough in the field, and one with significant implications for how we view our brain's health. These microbes release chemicals that can change the nature of the brain. It's a finding that shows that caring for our digestive health can be one of the most important steps to preventing diseases like Alzheimers, later on.

Key Takeaways:

  • Alzheimers and other neurogenerative diseases are becoming some of the biggest challenges aging populations are facing.
  • A recent study established a link between gut microbes and neurogenerative diseases.
  • Our digestive health, then, plays a much bigger role in our brain's health than previously thought.

"They reached their conclusions after examining gut microbes and changes in mouse models of multiple sclerosis. They discovered the compounds produced by the breakdown of tryptophan cross the blood-brain barrier and activate an inflammatory pathway that can limit neurodegeneration."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-07-30-gut-microbes-play-a-significant-role-in-the-central-nervous-system.html

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Gut microbes can fight parasites: Probiotics may reduce infections, and severity of infections, in developing countries
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Date: June 08, 2018 09:16 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Gut Microbes can fight parasites: Probiotics may reduce infections, and severity of infections, in developing countries





Gut microbes can fight parasites: Probiotics may reduce infections, and severity of infections, in developing countries

Parasites are a more common problem in some parts of the world, where soil quality is particularly conducive to their survival and growth. Unfortunately, for individuals that get infected with these parasites, it's becoming harder to get rid of them, as successive strains become more resistant to drugs.

Fortunately, new research is discovering that keeping parasites at bay and destroying those already present may have more to do with the environment of the gut. Individuals from villages in Indonesia and Liberia were the data pool used to find guts harboring parasites as well as those free of them. It was found that some bacteria were actually assistive of the parasites, while others made it hard on them. Since inflammation is the way that the gut generally fights off parasitic invasion, those bacteria that are anti-inflammatory are not useful in ridding the body, although those that aid in producing an inhospitable environment are. It may be that a eating a great deal more fermented foods could be a key, as such foods encourage the production of friendly and useful bacteria.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers used a data pool culled from fecal samples of Liberian and Indonesian villagers to try and discover what sort of gut environment is hospitable or hostile to parasitic invaders.
  • Despite the distance between the village sources, the gut environments were very similar and scientists were able to isolate many microbes.
  • The lower incidence of parasites in some individuals was deemed as possibly related to inflammation, which is the body's way of ousting parasites.

"Your ability to fight off parasitic worms may be aided by your gut microbiota."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-05-gut-microbes-can-fight-parasites-probiotics-may-reduce-infections-and-severity-of-infections-in-developing-countries.html

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Interaction of turmeric (Curcuma longaL.) with beneficial microbes
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Date: October 09, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Interaction of turmeric (Curcuma longaL.) with beneficial Microbes





Turmeric is a trendy item now. Many people are beginning to add it to their diets. It is supposed to have important health benefits. This talks about how it interacts with the body's beneficial microbes. Since these do matter it is good to kow if what we're eating will have a negative effect on them. If it does you may find your body out of balance. You will be able to feel the difference when that happens.

Key Takeaways:

  • Curcuma longa L., commonly known as turmeric, is a rhizomatous herb of the family Zingiberaceae. It is mostly used as a spice, a coloring agent and broadly used in traditional medicine such as Ayurved
  • Turmeric rhizomes interact with a large numbers of rhizosphere-associated microbial species, and some enter the plant tissue and act as endophytes.
  • Both rhizospheric and endophytic species are directly or indirectly involved in growth promotion and disease management in plants and also play an important role in the modulation of morphological.

"The present review focuses on the rhizobacterial and endophytic bacterial and fungal populations associated with the turmeric."

Read more: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13205-017-0971-7

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Everything You Need to Know About Fulvic Acid
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Date: October 08, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Everything You Need to Know About Fulvic Acid





What is fulvic acid? This gives great info so you can figure out if you need it in your life. Different acids are important and need to be in your diet. Some help the body build what it needs. Others are good for the breain. Is Fulvic one of these? It's always best to make sure your diet is balanced and contains the nutrients it should. If it doesn't it will be easy to remedy once you know which foods contain them.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fulvic acid is an organic compound found naturally in soil as a result of decomposition by microbes.
  • Fulvic acid may have many health benefits, including increasing nutrient absorption and strengthening the immune system.
  • Fulvic acid may be increased in your diet by eating organic root vegetables, blackstrap molasses, or through dietary supplements.

"If you’re looking to get a better night’s sleep, feel strong and energized, healthy and happier – invest some time in exploring what fulvic acid can do for you."

Read more: http://jewishjournal.com/culture/lifestyle/health/225270/everything-need-know-fulvic-acid/

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Inflammation and Other Ways Your Gut Bacteria Might Be Making You Sick
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Date: September 25, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Inflammation and Other Ways Your Gut Bacteria Might Be Making You Sick





There are good and bad kinds of bacteria in your body. Your gut is one area that has lots. The bad ones can be making you sick in many ways. Inflammation is one of these. This can make you feel uncomfortable as well. It can hurt. There are ways to balance out your gut bacteria. Supplements could help. So could changing your diet to include more foods which are antiinflammatories or which contain the good bacteria.

Key Takeaways:

  • An imbalance of bacteria in the gut can result in a range of chronic illnesses.
  • Eating fermented foods regularly can promote healthy bacteria in the gut.
  • Not all bacteria is bad and some bacteria is necessary.

"Gut microbes play a huge role in your immunity. They also help your body metabolize nutrients so you can get energy from your food."

Read more: https://www.cheatsheet.com/health-fitness/inflammation-and-other-ways-your-gut-bacteria-might-be-making-you-sick.html/?a=viewall

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Unable to develop a new antibiotic drug for decades, new research "discovers" potential in a compound from honeybees, ignoring the fact that natural medicine has used bee pollen for years
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Date: September 23, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Unable to develop a new antibiotic drug for decades, new research "discovers" potential in a compound from honeybees, ignoring the fact that natural medicine has used bee pollen for years





The University of Chicago has recently announced findings that bee pollen has antimicrobial properties, something that practitioners of natural medicine have known for years. It fights bacteria in a different way than conventional antibiotics and with the rising prevalence of antibiotic resistant microbes, this is potentially a game changer. The potential is great but also precarious as pesticide use has drastically decreased the bee population in the last few years. Hopefully science realizes just how important natural remedies are before it is too late.

Key Takeaways:

  • New research has discovered potential from a compound derived from honeybees. But that ignores the fact that natural medicine has used bee pollen for some time.
  • Years have passed since natural medicine has used bee pollen initially. That has seen the development of new approaches to medicine on the whole.
  • The new antibiotic drug has been in use for some time now too. That has opened up new potential for a market for the antibiotic drug.

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have labeled antibiotic resistance as one of the most pressing public health issues in the world as illnesses that used to be easy to treat become deadly."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-09-14-unable-to-develop-a-new-antibiotic-drug-for-decades-new-research-discovers-potential-in-a-compound-from-honeybees.html

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Are gut microbes really a panacea, or just overhyped?
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Date: September 22, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Are gut Microbes really a panacea, or just overhyped?





Gut microbes and their role in physical as well as mental health has received a lot of attention in the past few years. Researchers are claiming that some day probiotic medicines can be taken to combat disease, both mental and physical. his is not just hype. Serious research is being done to learn how these microbes work on the human body with the hopes of creating probiotic like medications someday. Read here about these recent research advances.

Key Takeaways:

  • Though historically microbial entities have been pointed at as a source of disease, the assumption is not accurate, as only a fraction are truly harmful.
  • Trillions of beneficial, potentially integral to human life, microbes live in the human abdomen in environments scientists call microbiomes.
  • From these internal environments emerge chemicals that influence brain function and development, potentially influencing diseases, like Parkinson's.

"The gut microbiome does indeed show huge potential, but the research is still in its infancy, and many of the big questions remain unanswered."

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/07/gut-microbes-panacea-brain-probiotic

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Health Matters: How Gut Microbes Influence Depression
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Date: August 29, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health Matters: How Gut Microbes Influence Depression





Your gut microbes can influence the depression you feel. There are many different things that contribute to depression in people. Substance abuse and chronic fatigue are two of these things. Microbiomes play a huge role in helping us maintain a very healthy immune system. But, many people might not be aware that they also have an ability to influence our brain chemistry. The microbial community in our gut communicates with our brain. It does this using many different mechanisms.

Key Takeaways:

  • High fiber foods contain prebiotics which are good for people.
  • Bad foods give people gut microbiome which is bad for someone's health.
  • Psychobiotics may cause a person to have mental health issues.

"our gut’s microbial community is actively communicating with and influencing our brain"

Read more: http://www.cityweekend.com.cn/shanghai/article/health-matters-how-gut-microbes-influence-depression

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Scientists: Children need microbes, not antibiotics, to develop immunity
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Date: August 22, 2017 05:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Scientists: Children need Microbes, not antibiotics, to develop immunity





To vaccinate or not to vaccinate… that is today’s question. You will not find a more polarizing discussion in today’s world. Not even Trump can compare to this question. Parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, etc pick one side and one side only. Have you ever tried having a simple educated conversation on this topic? Attacks and attacks only are the product of that debate not doubt. Check out this video for a very interesting point of view. It challenges the notion that immunity can be created by Microbes. Think about that for a moment, a totally new way for us to think about immunity.

[video mp4="https://www.healthnutnews.com/scientists-children-need-Microbes-not-antibiotics-to-develop-immunity/"]

Key Takeaways:

  • Microbes are needed in the human body to help program our immune systems to fight off diseases.
  • Use of hand sanitizers and certain soaps has killed Microbes in the human body resulting in an immune system that is weakened and unable to fight disease.
  • Humans are not born with any Microbes but rather they come into contact with them over time.

"While we’ve known for decades that hand washing is important, for some reason, about a decade ago people started freaking out about dirt and started over sanitizing everything."

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Natural compound coupled with specific gut microbes may prevent severe flu
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Date: August 06, 2017 11:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Natural compound coupled with specific gut Microbes may prevent severe flu





A study published in the Journal of Science. On August 4th claims that microbes in combination with flavonoids can prevent the flu virus. Flavonoids are found in food and are known to have good qualities in our diets. DAT is a metabolite that does not actually prevent the flu but does keep the flu virus from affecting the lungs. Keeping healthy microbes in the gut working along with the flavonoids will increase the ability of the immune system to fight off the flu virus.

Read more: Natural compound coupled with specific gut microbes may prevent severe flu

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Scientists stunned to learn that gut bacteria seem to have control over your moods and brain function
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Date: July 13, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Scientists stunned to learn that gut bacteria seem to have control over your moods and brain function





A team of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles have found a link between their female subjects' gut bacteria and higher levels of anxiety, irritability, and distress. Subjects whose fecal matter contained the bacteria strain Prevotella displayed an increased number of neural connections linked to emotional, attention, and sensory brain regions. The findings of this study may help explain why individuals with irritable bowel syndrome and functional bowel problems are more prone to developing depression and anxiety.

Key Takeaways:

  • Scientists have now proven a link between gut microbes and emotions in humans
  • Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles observed 40 healthy women and attempted to identify brain and behavioral characteristics based on their gut microbiota profiles.
  • These results support the age-old assumption that there is a connection between gut microbes and emotional response.

"This is the first time that behavioral and neurobiological differences associated with microbial composition have been studied in this way."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-07-10-scientists-stunned-to-learn-that-gut-bacteria-seem-to-have-control-over-your-moods-and-brain-function.html

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Healthy gut bacteria improve immunity
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Date: July 07, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Healthy gut bacteria improve immunity





Having healthy gut bacteria improves your overall immunity. The human body has ten times the amount of bacteria than cells do. These bacteria live on the skin and in the mouth and in the intestines. Many people turn to hand sanitizing to solver their problems. But, that can actually do more harm than good if you use a lot of it. There are studies that show no matter how much hand sanitizing you do, you will still have tons of bacteria in you.

Key Takeaways:

  • no matter how much hand sanitizer people use, their bodies are filled with good bacteria and other microbes.
  • Helpful bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi that live in the body make up the microbiome which helps us digest food, protect us against disease-causing bacteria and make vitamins.
  • eating fruits and vegetables, limiting processed food, and consuming at least 25 grams of fiber a day can help rebuild good bacteria in the body.

"Consider adding probiotics to the diet, preferably through natural foods rather than supplements."

Read more: http://www.centredaily.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/article159366034.html

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Microbiome – Gut health discoveries revealed
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Date: June 29, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Microbiome – Gut health discoveries revealed





The microtome, bacteria found in our digestive tracts, are responsible for maintaining our health and well being. Gut flora are responsible for secreting neurotransmitters that regulate ability to sleep, appetite and mood. Maintaining a good diet keeps the good gut microbes healthy and thriving. You want to avoid heavy carbohydrate diets that feed bad bacteria and focus on fermented, probiotic rich foods instead. Dr. Charles Gant, an expert on nutrition and the microbome has recorded a show on this topic which is available for free through a link provided.

Key Takeaways:

  • 80 percent of our neurotransmitters are produced by gut flora
  • A proper diet and probiotics can help to keep gut flora healthy
  • 70 percent of the immune system is in the gut

"there are way more bacterial cells than human cells in the human body"

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-06-22-microbiome-gut-health.html

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Follow Your Gut to Better Immune Health
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Date: May 30, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Follow Your Gut to Better Immune Health





The gut is a very complex part of our body. There are trillions of microbes which aids in digestion and metabolism. Most of our bacteria comes from food. It is also possible to supplement our body with probiotics. It is important to know the strains of bacteria we are taking. Mushrooms also aid in digestion. The bacteria in mushroom helps repopulate the bacteria in our gut. Proper supplementation is great to fight off digestion problems which hurt millions of people.

Key Takeaways:

  • probiotics are an important part of your diet if you wish to stay healthy
  • probiotics alone arent enough sometimes prebiotics will help you become healthy as well
  • Probiotics can be found naturally in certain types of foods

"Poor digestion leaves the body and the immune system with a lack of nutritional factors that support immune function and the function of the entire body."

Read more: http://www.wholefoodsmagazine.com/supplements/features-supplements/follow-your-gut-to-better-immune-health/

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What an expert eats to boost his good gut bacteria
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Date: April 29, 2017 02:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What an expert eats to boost his good gut bacteria





A British health website has a piece about what to eat to increase the level of good bacteria in a person's digestive system. The writer cites a genetics professor who is engaged in a project to map the bacteria in a person. The professor states that people are much more aware of the need to eat foods to help the right bacteria grow. He is working on a project where a person's poop is analyzed to determine that bacteria he or she needs. The professor swears by kefir.

Key Takeaways:

  • Scientist are able to analyse your poop to see what microbiol you have or are lacking.
  • By eating the proper foods you can create a balanced health digestive system.
  • Eating correctly for your genes not only makes you less likely to get sick but it also helps with weight loss.

"Basically every disease we've looked at so far that's been associated with microbes, if you have a disease, you have lower diversity."

Read more: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/healthy-eating/news/a27986/what-to-eat-gut-bacteria/

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Six immune-building foods and herbs you need to consume to stay healthy
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Date: March 03, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Six immune-building foods and herbs you need to consume to stay healthy





If you're looking for ways to prevent winter colds and the flu, your first step should be a visit to your local grocery store. Feeding your body certain foods may help to keep your immune system running strong. Plan your meals to include the following powerful immune system boosters. You may increase everyone’s chances of fending off those winter bugs before they get sick.

Key Takeaways:

  • Usually, your immune system does an excellent job of protecting your body against disease-causing Microbes.
  • However, sometimes bacteria or viruses can slip past your body’s defense line and make you sick.
  • Iron plays a crucial role in the cytokine-mediated immune response. Too little of this vital trace element can cause inflammation.

"Usually, your immune system does an excellent job of protecting your body against disease-causing Microbes. However, sometimes bacteria or viruses can slip past your body’s defense line."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/2017-02-28-six-immune-building-foods-and-herbs-you-need-to-consume-to-stay-healthy.html

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Stunning scientific discovery finds that gut bacteria control your brain chemistry, altering moods and more
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Date: February 19, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Stunning scientific discovery finds that gut bacteria control your brain chemistry, altering moods and more





It has long been known that things in your body are connected. We don't know all the ways yet but studies are often done about it. This provides information about a new finding. It explains what your gut bacteria can do to the chemicals in the brain and how that affects you in daily life.

Key Takeaways:

  • Studies have shown that the gut microbiome plays a key role in regulating everything from digestion and metabolism to immune function and even mood, but the mechanisms of this action remain largely a mystery.
  • Research has also confirmed that people with IBD have a different gut microbiome composition than healthy people.
  • The human gut alone hosts approximately 100 trillion bacteria and other Microbes of many different species.

"Studies have shown that the gut microbiome plays a key role in regulating everything from digestion and metabolism to immune function and even mood, but the mechanisms of this action remain largely a mystery."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/2017-01-28-new-study-finds-how-microorganisms-living-in-thehuman-gut-could-affect-your-physiology.html

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Powerful Health Benefits of Pomegranate
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Date: January 13, 2017 01:03 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Powerful Health Benefits of Pomegranate

The abundant skinned seedy fruit, Pomegranate offers a variety of health, beauty and clinical benefits. Apart from eating the food raw, people even use pomegranate juice that helps both skin and health in some ways. Pomegranate is one of the healthy foods and should be included in the regular diet. The peel of the fruit contains the highest amount of antioxidants that are released when Pomegranate is squeezed. Drinking the juice of the fruit helps assimilate all the nutrients by the body. Experts say that one glass of pomegranate juice offers forty percent of the routine requirement of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and folic acids as well. However, one should not sweeten the juice as sugar is inflammatory and counteract the health benefits of the juice.

Since traditional times, pomegranate juice is being used for medicinal purposes. Many people till date use pomegranate for healing ulcers as well as diarrhea. The juice benefits the heart by keeping arteries flexible. It even decreases the inflammation in the lining of blood vessels. The juice helps maintain the level of sugar in the blood, in spite of containing fructose. It is even helpful for reducing high levels of blood pressure in a person. Experts recommend the fruit as natural aspirin. The juice removes free radicals present in the body. It even prevents the growth of cancer and its development. The antioxidants present in the fruit help stimulate white blood cells for neutralizing toxins. Pomegranate promotes the strong immune system.

Many health articles recommend pomegranate juice for its ability to soothe the stomach in cases of dysentery. The fruit plays an important role in proper digestion by secreting enzymes. The antibacterial properties of pomegranate juice help fight bacteria and reduce Microbes found in the mouth. The high levels of iron in the fruit help surmount red blood cells deficit in the body. Also, the fruit is a remedy for falling eyelashes and red eyes too. The juice helps in inducing hunger and controlling thirst. Many people recommend pomegranate juice during the summer season. The fruit has the high quantity of dietary fibers that helps regulate bowel movements in a person. The fruit has no calories and hence, it is recommended for the persons who desire to lose weight.

Pomegranate juice is recommended for pregnant women because it enables the healthy flow of blood. It is even crucial for the overall development of the fetus as well. The content of potassium in pomegranate juice prevents leg cramps. The highlight is pomegranate benefits health in many ways. The juice is considered to be a secret of vibrant skin. The juice helps reduce wrinkles on the face that are a result of continuous exposure to the sun. The juice works wonder for all types of skin and penetrates easily. The fruit helps in cell regeneration and quickens the course of wound healing. Pomegranate is known to improve the texture of skin by offering strength to the skin. Drinking a glass of pomegranate juice daily helps not just the skin but most of the organs of the body.


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A Gut Makeover for the New Year
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Date: January 12, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A Gut Makeover for the New Year





When it comes to new years resolutions, one of the resolutions that you should consider for the new year is a gut makeover. When it comes to long term health investments, reestablishing the community of Microbes and bacteria that make up your intestinal tract can be one of the best ones in general. A diminished microbial system can have consequences that extend for a long period of time, which is why this makes for a great long term new years resolution.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you’re making resolutions for a healthier new year, consider a gut makeover.
  • Much of the composition of the microbiome is established early in life, shaped by forces like your genetics and whether you were breast-fed or bottle-fed.
  • Changing your diet to one containing a variety of plant-based foods, the new research suggests, may be crucial to achieving a healthier microbiome.

"A diminished microbial ecosystem, on the other hand, is believed to have consequences that extend far beyond the intestinal tract, affecting everything from allergies and inflammation, metabolic diseases like diabetes and obesity, even mental health conditions like depression and anxiety."



Reference:

//www.nytimes.com/2016/12/29/well/eat/a-gut-makeover-for-the-new-year.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

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7 Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Must Add to Your Diet
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Date: December 29, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Must Add to Your Diet





Describes the various benefits of foods that can help people reduce inflammation in their bodies. Anti-inflammatory foods can reduce the amount of potentially harmful free radicals in your body. Has a list of some of the top foods that people can add to their diet and improve their overall health.

Key Takeaways:

  • One of the most powerful ways to combat inflammation is to fortify your diet with anti-inflammatory foods that can balance it out in your body. Certain
  • Certain enzymes present in walnuts inhibit production of neurotransmitters that cause pain and swelling.
  • Our body has a natural defense mechanism that fights anything unrecognizable that enters it such as Microbes, viruses or chemicals.

"One of the most powerful ways to combat inflammation is to fortify your diet with anti-inflammatory foods that can balance it out in your body."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//food.ndtv.com/health/7-best-anti-inflammatory-foods-you-must-add-to-your-diet-1640371&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHWM3JxO5I3sYZuB_p2rgFYvbsSvQ

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Is Fermented Tea Making People Feel Enlightened Because of ... Alcohol?
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Date: December 14, 2016 04:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is Fermented Tea Making People Feel Enlightened Because of ... Alcohol?





One of the biggest campaigns of the 21st century has been to show people that not all bacteria are bad. There is a delicate balance of bacteria that must be maintained in our bodies in order to function properly. Many medical conditions, especially in the gut, start because we do not have the right balance of Microbes. With this push for healthy Microbes has come a resurgence of a drink that was popular over 200 years ago. It is called kombucha, which is a sugar-sweetened tea that ferments with yeast and Microbes. Many claim it to be a wonder-drink.

Key Takeaways:

  • The cover could be you and Gwyneth surrounded by honey and dirt, applying probiotic ointments, eating kimchi and smile-laughing over a cauldron of home-brewed kombucha.
  • Last month, PepsiCo acquired the small kombucha company Kevita for around $200 million. At least in that way, the drink is functional.
  • All of this I know, and yet I buy kombucha occasionally, because I started to like the flavor, which is sometimes worth the financial regret.

"That idea has brought the centuries-old drink roaring into upper-middle class consciousness at $5 per bottle in New York bodegas."



Reference:

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/12/the-promises-of-kombucha/509786/?utm_source=feed

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Food with avocado extract could prevent bacterial illness
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Date: December 09, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Food with avocado extract could prevent bacterial illness





A recent study has found that extracts from avocado seeds can potentially be used as a natural additive incorporated into ready-to-eat foods to control Microbes that cause Listeria. Listeria is a foodborne bacterial illness that can be very serious for pregnant women and people with impaired immune systems. Researchers from Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico compared enriched acetogenin extract from avocado seeds with two name-brand synthetic antimicrobials. While humans already consume acetogenins from avocado pulp that are above antilisterial levels, bioavailability and safety of the extracts from avocado seeds need further assessment.

Key Takeaways:

  • A study found that extracts from avocado seeds can potentially be used as a natural additive incorporated into ready-to-eat foods to control.
  • A recent study has found that extracts from avocado seeds can potentially be used as a natural additive incorporated into ready-to-eat foods to control Microbes that cause Listeria.
  • Food products formulated without synthetic additives can be harmful for health therefore, food scientists are looking for ways to replace synthetic additives with natural ones.

"A recent study has found that extracts from avocado seeds can potentially be used as a natural additive incorporated into ready-to-eat foods to control Microbes that cause Listeria."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.thehealthsite.com/news/food-with-avocado-extract-could-prevent-bacterial-illness-ag1116/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGvnH1MNCWZtNuh3XwZCaLt6Fa57Q

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Heart Disease and Poor Gut Health Go Hand In Hand
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Date: December 07, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Heart Disease and Poor Gut Health Go Hand In Hand





A new mechanism has been discovered that connects phosphatidyl choline (also called lecithin), a common dietary fat, along with intestinal microflora, to an increased risk of heart disease. The study shows that the heart risk of people with a diet high in the lipid depends on how the micro-organisms that live in their digestive tracts metabolize it. When lecithin and choline were fed to mice, the substances were converted to a heart disease-forming product by the intestinal Microbes. In humans, higher blood levels of choline and the heart disease forming microorganism products are strongly associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk.

Key Takeaways:

  • She received her Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her internship and residency at the prestigious New England Medical Center (Tufts) in Boston.
  • Before opening Shakthi Health & Wellness Center, Dr. Rao practiced medicine in New York and Maryland. She is the co-author of Finding Balance
  • Empower Yourself with Tools to Combat Stress and Illness,” discuss heart disease and stomach bugs, and how the bacteria in your gut affects your

"Finding Balance: Empower Yourself with Tools to Combat Stress and Illness,” discuss heart disease and stomach bugs, and how the bacteria in your gut affects your health."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//healthprofessionalradio.com.au/dr-jyothi-rao-stress-management/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjM5ZjM5OTY2MWYzZGRiYzA6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGwgA0BK9v1PIop8gw7o5_t-TYTcA

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Gut bacteria affect our metabolism
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Date: December 06, 2016 04:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Gut bacteria affect our metabolism





Did you know the bacteria in your digestive tract have a big impact on your metabolism? Studies have shown that gut bacteria transplanted from overweight humans causes mice to gain more weight on the same diet as other mice who received gut bacteria transplants from people in the normal weight range.

Key Takeaways:

  • The new study is based on a larger number of humans than previous similar studies.
  • the researchers have investigated how the spread of bacteria between individual mice affects their digestion/metabolism.
  • The bacterial community in the intestine of mice with the smallest weight gain has been less capable of converting dietary fibre in the feed

"The study design is different than previous studies within this field and as such the researchers are able to obtain new observations related to the effect of gut Microbes on host metabolism."



Reference:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161121094111.htm

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High-fiber diet keeps gut microbes from eating the colon's lining, protects against infection, animal study shows
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Date: December 02, 2016 04:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: High-fiber diet keeps gut Microbes from eating the colon's lining, protects against infection, animal study shows





A high-fiber diet rich in vitamin A may alter gut bacteria in a way that could prevent or reverse food allergies. In their study, the team found that increased levels of these fatty acids work with the body's immune system, preventing dendritic cells - which regulate food allergies - from triggering an allergic response. Vitamin A is also important for dendritic cell regulation.

Key Takeaways:

  • When mice were raised germ-free, then given a transplant of human gut Microbes, the impact of fiber on their colons could be seen.
  • In a new paper in Cell, an international team of researchers show the impact of fiber deprivation on the guts of specially raised mice.
  • The findings have implications for understanding not only the role of fiber in a normal diet, but also the potential of using fiber to counter the effects of digestive tract disorders.

"When mice were raised germ-free, then given a transplant of human gut Microbes, the impact of fiber on their colons could be seen."



Reference:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161117134626.htm

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Improve Your Immune System.
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Date: November 03, 2016 10:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Improve Your Immune System.

Our bodies have a defense mechanism called immune system designed to protect us against unknown invaders that attack our body. Immune system is a system of biological structures and processes guarding us against illness. It identifies a wide array of foreign agents such as viruses, parasitic worms, bacteria, Microbes, toxins that invade our body and differentiates them from healthy tissues.

The immune system is complex, intricate and interesting. Things like fevers, hives, and inflammation can all be understood with the working of immune system. Generally, immune system does an amazing job defending us against disease. The problem starts when it fails. This happens when a germ invades our body successfully and makes us sick or causes a fever. To decrease the rate of such incidents it is important for us to make our immune system stronger.

Our immune system also brings to exhaust from years of defending so improving the immune system is extremely essential to stay away from diseases. This can be done by adapting lifestyle that supports the immune system. One person gets sick more or less often than the another person living the same life, or we see that when two people cross the same sick person one sometimes catch the flu while the other doesn't. This happens because all immune systems are not the same. One person can have a better immune system than the other. Working our body in a way to have an improved immune system can really help. The good news is there are many ways one can improve immune system.

Many factors participate in improving an immune system. Since immune system is a system and not a single unit, it is not very simple to improve immune system. Proper function of this system requires balance and harmony. First step to a stronger immune system is selecting a healthy lifestyle. Improving your diet, consuming certain vitamins and supplements, and making other lifestyle changes such as saying no to smoking, or getting enough sleep, etc can play a large role in this factor.

A number of steps that can be taken to improve an immune system are adjusting to a high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in saturated fat diet. Maintaining a healthy weight, controlling your blood pressure, exercise and increased activity levels can also help in this matter. Other life style changes that can help you improve your system are quitting smoking, avoiding polluted areas, consuming moderate levels of alcohol, and getting sufficient sleep.

Take simple steps like washing your hands more frequently, or cooking meat thoroughly, avoiding encounter with sick people to avoid infection such as. Getting a regular medical screening also helps in staying away from diseases.

Some products available over the counter are known to improve immune system. Even though, few of these products are not trustworthy several of these supplements have known to improve immune systems drastically. They enhance immune cells in the body resulting in a better performing immune system.


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Why hydrogen peroxide should be in every home
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Date: November 03, 2016 01:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why hydrogen peroxide should be in every home



David Gutierrez of Natural News presents an article on hydrogen peroxide is so vastly underused in households and has several more applications than just being a disinfectant for small cuts and scraps. He gives you the low down to how hydrogen peroxide can help prevent colds, fight athletes foot, and so on. It can also be put to use for various things around the house. Read the article for all the great tips.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hydrogen peroxide is widely known as a disinfectant for minor cuts and scrapes, but many people don't understand that it works simply by oxidizing Microbes to death.
  • Toothaches caused by minor infection can be treated with a hydrogen peroxide mouthwash; the same mouthwash can also remove bad breath.
  • Mixed with baking soda, it makes a great toothpaste.

"Hydrogen peroxide is so safe and effective that our own immune systems actually generate it as the first line of defense against Microbes as diverse as bacteria, viruses, yeast and parasites."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/055815_hydrogen_peroxide_natural_cure_cosmetics.html


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Manuka honey may be the future of antibacterial superbug medicine
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Date: October 27, 2016 01:43 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Manuka honey may be the future of antibacterial superbug medicine

For many years honey has been a home remedy for its antibacterial and medicinal properties. Now, a new honey from New Zealand, called Manuka honey, is becoming popular for pushing the boundaries of what honey is known for. Studies found that this honey was effective against chronic wound infections and can inhibit bacteria growth. Others say that it has beneficial vitamins and nutrients, bolsters the immune system, helps acne, heals eczema, and fights cold among others. Most of these claims are not proven, but it hasn't stopped the honey cost from skyrocketing to $80 a jar.

Key Takeaways:

  • Honey has by historical tradition been much vaunted for it's health-giving properties, which have been validated as anti-bacterial by modern medical science.
  • Manuka Honey, from New Zealand, is considered, even by honey standards, to be particularly anti-bacterial.
  • Studies show Manuka honey to be very efficacious in preventing urinary infections in catheter patients and to potentially be a big deterrent to "superbugs" that are resistant to the usual antibacterial medicines. .

""Even low dilutions of Manuka honey can curb the activity and growth of bacterial biofilms – the thin but resilient layer of Microbes that build up on, and stick to, any surface including plastic.""

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The Four Health Benefits Of Ashwagandha
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Date: September 05, 2016 12:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: The Four Health Benefits Of Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is a herb prevalently found in India. Its roots have restorative qualities and are utilized broadly as a part of Ayurveda to treat various conditions. Beneath is a portion of the benefits of this amazing herb:

1. Giving relief from stress

Ashwagandha extracts are utilized by numerous herbalists as an adaptive. This is a term that is utilized to classify herbs that can improve the body's ability to adapt to stress.

2. Improves the function of the immune system 

Ashwagandha extract  can improve the immune system's function. This will empower your body to battle disease causing germs and Microbes.

3. Mitigating functions

Ashwagandha contains steroidal constituents called withanolides. Withanolides help the body adapt to stress. 

4. Support muscle recovery

This herb can also help the body recover from a stressful workout.  It may even reduce the time of recovery from a hard workout. 

Reference

//www.artipot.com/articles/1212929/medical advantages of-ashwagandha.htm

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Probiotics for Oral Health
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Date: January 12, 2016 06:39 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Probiotics for Oral Health

Bacteria usually makes people think of organisms that cause disease. The truth is that there are countless types of bacteria and while some of them do cause disease, there are millions of bacteria that are beneficial to the body. For optimum health, the body should consist of about 85% healthy bacteria.


These healthy bacteria help with;

  • Protection against colonization of unhealthy bacteria such as Candida.
  • Nutrient and vitamin absorption.
  • Protection from allergies.

Bacteria

Sourcing Healthy Bacteria

The information that the human body is dependent on good bacteria for healthy functionality only recently came out and with it came a plethora of food products designed to promote the growth of healthy bacteria such as Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG.

Food that are good for the production of healthy bacteria in the body are called probiotics. Fermented foods such as yogurt, miso and sauerkraut are great probiotics however these food have to be unpasteurized as the pasteurization process kills all of the bacteria in food, both good and bad.

While most bacteria is present inside people's guts, there are some that occur both in the intestinal tract and the mouth. Streptococcus salivarius is a major member of the Microbes that make up the healthy bacteria inside of a person's mouth.


The Colonization of S. Salivarius in the Mouth

Oral Streptococci are one of the first bacteria to colonize the mouths of newborn humans. For bacteria to colonize the mouth, it must first avoid the body's natural defenses against colonization from foreign Microbes and resist the forces of saliva. To resist these forces, streptococci have developed adhesives that interact with the exposed areas of the mouth to keep them securely fastened to the area that they wish to colonize.

There are two main types of surfaces in the mouth. These are the hard and non-shedding surfaces of the teeth, and soft tissues whose surfaces have cells that are constantly being replaced such as the tongue and cheeks. S. mutans and S. Sangunins have tropisms that enable them to stick to the surfaces of the teeth while S. Salivarius has adapted tropisms that enable it to adhere onto the soft tissues.

All of these areas of the mouth are constantly coated with saliva. Saliva provides a variety of molecules that are ideal for streptococcal bacteria to interact with and adhere to. The thin films of saliva within the mouth vary in thickness and chemical composition at different points. Therefore different locations in the mouth consist of saliva that has more or less favorable receptors to the adherance properties of streptococci. For example, streptococci located on chips in teeth exhibit varied properties in their ability to bind to salivary proteins in those locations.


Streptococcus and Healthy Mouths

Streptococci's process of colonization makes it difficult for pathogenic bacteria to stick to the host. With the emergence of the knowledge that bacteria in the mouth promotes health, new strains of S. Salivarius such as K12 and K18 have been developed to help fight oral health problems that people deal with every day. These probiotics are designed as mouth washes that a person gargles for direct application. Once there, these probiotics create bacteriocin-like inhibitory substances called Salivaricin A and Salivaricin B that have the ability to fight infection.


Maladies Treated by S. Salivarius

Tonsil Stones: Tonsil stones are produced by the unchecked accumulation of bacteria that produce sulfur. The debris created by this bacteria then accumulates in the tonsils. Oral probiotics break down these unwanted globs.

Bad Breath: When the body sleeps the brain sends signals to the mouth to reduce its production of saliva. The reduction of saliva turns the mouth into an environment that is more favorable to the growth of bacteria that thrives in dry and anaerobic conditions. The proteins produced by S. Salivarius K12 inhibit the growth of this bad-breathe causing bacteria.

Ear infections: The misinformed believe that ear infections start from outside the ear. The truth is that they are caused by bacteria that originates inside the throat and then travels up to the ear canal through the Eustachian tube. Beneficial bacteria such as that found in probiotics prevent this from happening by forming a protective bio-film in the throat that prevents harmful bacteria from progressing.


Bacterial Transplants

When it was discovered that bacteria is essential for healthy gut activity, the doctor who made the discovery suggested that if a person is suffering from certain maladies of the stomach or gut or whose healthy gut bacteria has been eviscerated by steroids or antibiotics, said person can get a transplant of bacteria from a healthy donor.

This idea was also applied to a man who came into his doctor complaining of an ear infection. The doctor simply took a sample of ear wax from the person's healthy ear, transferred it into the infected ear and the infection passed.


References

//www.naturalnews.com/025520_bacteria_food_healthy.html

//www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-harold-katz/probiotics-oral-health_b_870307.html

//www.therabreath.com/what-are-probiotics.html


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What Is Lactoferon And How Can It Boost Your Health?
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Date: August 06, 2014 09:01 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Is Lactoferon And How Can It Boost Your Health?

What is lactoferrin

Lactoferrin is a bioactive milk protein, especially concentrated in both human and ox-like colostrum and has been sold for a long time as a wholesome supplement with, hostile to bacterial, against contagious, hostile to viral and safe fortifying exercises. However the work demonstrating its bone building properties shows significantly more prominent potential.

Bad tempered Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the most well-known gastrointestinal issue in the United States, influencing 1 out of 5 individuals. Indeed, with a large number of individuals looking for help for this, the reasons are still not well caught on. Numerous look for regular course, when conventional techniques don't bring the help they require. Analysts accept a combo of physical and mental well being issues can prompt the entrails getting to be harmed, or delicate to specific stressors. This can prompt an issue with the data pathway between the cerebrum and the gut, bringing about modifying intestinal capacity.

Side effects of lactoferrin

Side effects could be a consequence of a contaminating or disturbance in the stomach and insides from microorganisms or other destructive creatures. One study demonstrated that individuals who had an episode of gastroenteritis were ten times more inclined to create touchy inside disorder. An alternate condition, called small digestive tract bacterial excess, is truly regular in individuals with IBS. An excess or change in the kind of microorganisms in the small digestive tract causes aggravation and indications of loose bowels, over abundance gas, weight reduction, and dietary lacks. Some gastrointestinal manifestations could be because of the abundance of yeast (candida). Intestinal candidiasis can result in indications of bloating, gas, the runs, blockage, and cramping, alongside exhaustion.

Lactoferrin helps the side effects by:

1. Tying to free iron drifting around. This is essential on the grounds that most Microbes and candida need iron to develop. Free iron meddles with our resistant cell work, so this viably starves the destructive life forms while keeping our invulnerable frameworks solid.

2. Entering the Microbes or candida and harming their phone layer. This will either murder them straightforwardly, or it meddle with their vitality and debilitate them.

3. Keeping candida from adhering to the coating of the digestive tract and uprooting it once it is appended.

4. Repressing the activity of cytokines in the gastrointestinal tract. Cytokines are proteins found in the body that cause aggravation.

5. Sustaining the digestive tract with probiotic properties, which additionally help with GI well being. Probiotics sustain the well disposed Microbes that live in your digestive tract. An equalization of great to unsafe microscopic organisms is required to avert gastrointestinal manifestations

Manufactured presciptions

Manufactured prescription drugs applied for the treating Ostepenai or perhaps Osteoporosis can certainly simply just carry out 1 or perhaps one other these projects. Bisphosphonates Actonel, Boniva, Fosamax in addition to Calcitonin Calcimar, Cibacalcin, Calsynar, Miacalcin, Osteocalcin in addition to Salmonine modest the particular evacuation connected with old bone tissue by means of restraining the particular action connected with osteoclasts. These kinds of prescription drugs carry out nothing at all to help secure osteoclasts to produce brand new bone tissue progress. Raloxifene Evista in addition to Strontium ranlelate Protelos invigorates the particular progress connected with brand new bone tissue yet never restrain the job connected with osteoclasts of their operate connected with evacuating old bone tissue. So this overdue study displaying a new compound that could carry out both projects is actually quite energizing. To a new significant component of most of these prescription drugs get understandably real allergic reactions that will block their employment by means of a lot of folks.

Lactoferon has been indicated to be a characteristic solution for IBS. It ensures the coating of your gastrointestinal tract, help your safe framework, and support in destroying living beings that can result in manifestations. It has been named by the FDA as GRAS (for the most part perceived as sheltered) for the whole populace, even the individuals who are susceptible to grain and dairy

Source :

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Bayberry Bark & Sinus Infections
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Date: April 15, 2014 10:22 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Bayberry Bark & Sinus Infections

bayberry barkSinus depression

The sinus depression is spotted behind the eyes and nose and is a substantial void space that channels the air for the lungs. At the point when the sinus hole gets aggravated or excited, it can without much of a stretch transform into a sinus contamination. A sinus contamination causes the sinuses to swell and produce abundance bodily fluid, making serious clogging, torment all around the head and neck and sinus weight. A sinus disease can commonly be dealt with effortlessly with either pills or regular cures.

Benefits of bayberry bark

Bayberry bark is a compelling approach to help treat the signs and manifestations of a sinus disease. The herb empowers the circulatory framework, supporting the body in dislodging abundance bodily fluid from the sinus depression. Bayberry bark additionally generates a warming sensation, which will help relax thick bodily fluid development.

Properties of  bayberry

Bayberry bark hold a certain synthetic called myricitrin, which is a regular anti-microbial. Not all like pill anti-toxins, has myricitrin just executed off destructive micro organisms. Drug anti-infection agents murder all Microbes in the body, which can prompt different complexities, for example, a safety to anti-microbials, the runs and even the spread of the contamination. Myricitrin likewise regularly decreases fever and clears nasal blockage while executing the contamination creating the sinusitis.

Dosing of bayberry

Bayberry bark might be utilized to treat a sinus disease as either an oral or topical result. Oral utilization ought to be a half teaspoon, twice every day. In the event that the manifestations stay following 24 hours, a singular can expand the measurements to one teaspoon, twice every day. As a topical result, the bayberry bark could be blended with back rub oil and connected to the paranasal territory of the face. A light rub will help release bodily fluid and calm sinus weight.

Caution in using bayberry

There are potential symptoms when utilizing bayberry bark. For some individuals it has brought about unsteadiness, queasiness and spewing. It has likewise brought on gastrointestinal issues in individuals with previous gastrointestinal conditions. On the off chance that a sinus contamination continues for a week, a singular ought to see a specialist to focus the best technique for treating the diseases.

 

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What Is Germanium Oil Good For?
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Date: February 18, 2014 06:37 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Is Germanium Oil Good For?

What is germanium

germanium plantGermanium oil is known to be very beneficial to the body and has been used to treat and prevent various diseases. It is a major material in cosmetics industries due to it soothing ability.

Some of it health benefits include

Tonic properties

It enables the entire body system to work well by affecting endocrine system, thus it regulates secretion of various enzymes, hormones, bile and acids. This ensures glands producing different substances do not under or over produce them. This is very important in ensuring better digestion, respiration, blood circulation and excretory systems works optimally.

Vermifuge

This property is very important for children who suffer from internal worms and also some adults. Germanium oil can help to eradicate internal worms such as ring worms.

Deodorant

Germanium oil has uplifting and a pleasant aroma. It is not harsh to the skin and it effects last for a long time.

It also helps in eliminating body odor due to it antibacterial properties

One of the advantage of using geranium oil as a deodorant is that it circulate in the body such that all your body parts will produce a sweet aroma, unlike other deodorants which are effective only at the point of application, germanium oil will be circulated throughout the body and exist during perspiration the time when body has an odor smell.

Vulnerary properties

It speeds up the healing process of surgical incision, cuts and wounds. This can be attributed to its various properties such as antibacterial properties, anti-microbial properties and styptic properties among others.

Antibacterial and Antimicrobial

Geranium essential oil prevent Microbes and bacteria from developing on wound and also keeps body safe from other infections.

Cicatrizing property

Geranium essential oil is very effective in fighting acnes and stretch marks. It also helps in improving and maintaining skin tone, thus it will improve you appearance and consequently self-esteem.

Source

  1. //www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-geranium-essential-oil.html.

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Discover the Wonders of Essential Oils
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Date: November 15, 2013 11:38 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Discover the Wonders of Essential Oils

What are the Source of Essential Oil

Essential OilsEssential oils obtained from plants are important in helping you stay healthy and in good mood. These oils are extracted from various parts of plants that include flowers, leaves, stem and roots. Water and steam distillation is the popular method of oil extraction employed to deduce the essence of natural plants.

What are the Benefits of Essential Oil

Natural plants are the main source of these volatile essential oils. Hence, the extracts are safe to your health with high therapeutic effects for aromatherapy. For maximum benefits, they are combined with smooth carrier oils such as grape seed oil to provide physical, emotional and psychological therapy essential for the body. Their ability to purify the air makes them a favorite diffuse when vaporized and diffused in the air. Most of volatile oils have antiviral and antibacterial properties. As a result, they inhibit pathogens and Microbes when they come into contact with them, completely neutralizing them leaving the air off disease causing microorganisms.

What Essential Oil to use When Relaxing

Essential oils set the mood and promote relaxation. We all respond emotionally to scents. Most of these aromatherapy oils tend to be stimulating or promote relaxation. For example, citrusy smell is likely to stimulate while lavender relaxes. We also commonly associate jasmine with romance and the fragrance of roses with love. Oils from chamomile, patchouli, lavender, and clary sage are essential aromatherapy oils best known for reducing depression and stress.

When Having Nasal Problem 

Oils clear nasal passages and ease symptoms. Rosemary, peppermint and eucalyptus are popular essential oils best for alleviating respiratory congestion. They also reduce inflammation in your nasal passage when inhaled therefore relieving symptoms. Although they may not completely resolve your health problem, they can be used as palliatives during spells of illness and disease.

How to Improve Skin Health

Essential oils improve your skin health. They are readily absorbed by the human skin making them ideal for body massage. Studies show that, after just 20 minutes of a full-body massage with 2 percent dilution of lavender oil, its relaxing chemical constituents can be detected in the blood thus providing instant relief. With just few drops of essential oils, you too will soon be knocking on heavens doors.

Reference: 

//www.aromaweb.com/essentialoils/

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Grapefruit Pectin And Soluble Fiber Health Benefits?
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Date: January 26, 2013 11:28 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Grapefruit Pectin And Soluble Fiber Health Benefits?

Do you want to know, what are the benefits you're likely to reap from consuming grapefruit pectin?

If yes, then this write up is for you. Scroll down to know more on this.

Typically consumed as for break-fast, grapefruits usually are a favorite for the dieters who are tirelessly working on the various tactics that can assist them in the fat burning process. Grapefruits are well known for their minerals and vitamins, but they are also very great sources of fiber. Grapefruit pectin which is unique form of the soluble fiber has got a number of the health benefits that it carries along. Let us now have a look at some of these benefits that it carries.

Benefits of Grapefruit Pectin

The following are some of the benefits of grapefruit pectin. They include;

  • *Preventing Formation of Cholesterol Grapefruit pectin fiber normally binds to the cholesterol and thus prevents it from forming the deposits along the walls of the artery.
  • *Maintaining the Blood Sugar Levels Grapefruit pectin fiber also slows the carbohydrates from making their way to the blood stream. This thus reduces rate at which the sugars are absorbed. In the long run this assists in maintaining the levels of blood sugar.
  • *Antibacterial A very powerful antibacterial, the grapefruit pectin fiber normally fights the internal fungi, bacterial infections, and the other harmful parasites.
  • *Promoting the Health of the Colon Just the same as the other fibers, grapefruit pectin fiber also is as well beneficial when it comes to promoting the health of the colon. This fiber adds bulk to the individuals' stool and hence assists him or her to be able to pass the stool more easily via the intestinal tract. Grapefruit pectin fiber also can prevent hemorrhoids and diverticulitis, while easing symptoms of the irritable bowel syndrome as well as the other bowel complaints.
  • *Cancer Protection Grapefruit pectin also is believed to have the capability to inhibit growth and metastasis of some certain types of cancers, most particularly those of gastrointestinal tract. According to some researches which were conducted recently, a fragment that was released from pectin was believed to inhibit the galectin 3, a protein which plays a role in all the stages associated with cancer progression.
  • *Enhancing a Better Immunity: Enhancing better immunity is also another benefit which has been reportedly to come from the grapefruit pectin fiber. This fiber when imputed in any diet will prevent the infections that are normally caused by the Microbes such as bacteria, parasites and fungi.
  • *Healthy Weight Management In addition to the fact that this fiber can easily clear your digestive tract, it can as well assist you in maintaining your weight. This fiber normally gives dieters the feeling that can lead to less consumption of calories. Grapefruit pectin fiber also can inhibit the absorption of some calories from the foods eaten, thus resulting to less weight gain.

Last but not the least; as you have seen, grapefruit pectin fiber has got very many benefits. However, before you include grapefruit to your diet, ensure that you consult an experienced dietitian or doctor to know whether it is ideal for your diet or not.

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Can Melatonin Increase Prolactin?
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Date: December 22, 2012 11:28 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Melatonin Increase Prolactin?

What Is Melatonin?

Melatonin chemically known as N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine is a naturally occurring compound normally found in Microbes, plants and animals. Many of the biological effects that are associated with this product are usually produced via activation of the melatonin receptors. However, there are others which are as a result of its powerful and pervasive antioxidant nature.

Melatonin and Sleep

Melatonin also plays a vital role in maintaining natural cycle of wakefulness and sleep. There are some controversies over whether melatonin can increase prolactin or not.

Can Melatonin Increase Prolactin?

Studies that have been conducted recently by medical experts have shown that melatonin can cause an increase in the level of prolactin. Prolactin refers to a hormone which usually plays a vital role in regulating menstrual cycle and in producing milk. It is thus advisable that women who normally experience mood changes or who are in depression related to menstruation should avoid it.

In conclusion, it is my sincere hope that the question on if melatonin can increase prolactin has been answered.

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Benefits of Natural Honey?
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Date: December 19, 2012 03:06 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Benefits of Natural Honey?

Raw And Natural Honey

Raw honey is one of the oldest sweetening agents known to mankind. This substance is laden with lots of substances that have proven useful to humans from time immemorial. In fact, many cultures and civilizations have used this substance with a great deal of success which underscores its importance even in modern times. Without wasting much time, we shall delve straight into some of the most fascinating health benefits of natural honey.

While many people know that honey is basically a sweetening agent, few of them know that honey good for the skin. Ancient Greeks pioneered the use of honey as skin mask. Honey can be combined effectively with oils and aloe vera to produce fantastic skin masks. The resulting mixture can be used to cure a great deal of skin problems from acne scars, blemishes, and dark spots on the skin.

Honey is also laden with nutrients and elements that nourish and moisten the skin leaving you with a soft texture and young looks. Honey is packed with powerful amino acids and enzymes that revitalize the skin.

So, instead of going for expensive creams and moisturizers, why not tap the power of raw honey?

Did you also know that raw honey is a powerful antibacterial agent? Scientists believe that pure honey can cleanse pores and eliminate Microbes leaving you with a natural looking and healthy skin. Besides that, natural honey can act as an effective sunblock. It has antioxidant properties that can shield the skin from the effects of harmful ultraviolet rays.

Moving away from the skin, natural honey is also a great remedy for ulcers and abdominal problems. Honey has agents that attack bacteria while strengthening the stomach linings at the same time. Natural honey can also be used as remedies for moles and cough and chest problems.

Certainly, there is a whole lot more you can do with raw home. This underscores the fact that natural honey is a powerful substance with multiple purposes.

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Black walnut hull and its health benefits
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Date: December 19, 2012 12:36 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Black walnut hull and its health benefits

Black walnut hull, also called Juglans Nigra, is the hull or outer shell of black walnut tree. This tree is a native of North America. While the tree is easy to grow, it is quite rare. Its health benefits Black walnut hull has several health benefits besides its effectiveness in treating parasites and fungal infections.

Some of its health benefits are as follows:

It is used for treating inflammatory skin conditions like ringworm, eczema, blisters, and acne. It's also effective for wounds and bruises. It is used to treat diarrhea, constipation, candida and giardia. It has been proven to build tooth enamel due to its fluoride content, balance glucose levels, and also to treat impetigo and herpes. It can be topically applied on cold sores and herpes. It is an excellent source of nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, copper, sulfur, manganese, and silica. It contains Juglone, a very effective fungicide, bactericide, and parricide.

It contains tannins that help the body to fight bacteria and protect against diarrhea, blood disorders, tumors, stress, and even cancer. In addition, tannins can tone body tissues when applied topically. This makes black walnut hull useful for treating bowel inflammatory conditions, especially hemorrhoids. Tannins also help to eliminate Microbes from the large intestine. It contains iodine, a very popular antiseptic. Iodine helps to maintain thyroid health. Since iodine contains antiseptic properties, it also helps to strengthen the natural immune system of the body. How black walnut hull kills parasites Perhaps the most popular property of black walnut hull is that it can fight intestinal parasites.

It is a popular vermifuge that helps the body to get rid of parasites. It is a laxative that expels parasites when cleansing the body. Its high juglone and tannin content also helps to oxygenate blood and get rid of parasites. This herb is effective against ringworm, tapeworm, pinworm, and other parasites.

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Reduce Inflammation, Nasal Drip, And Respiratory Infection With Natural Andrographis
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Date: August 11, 2011 01:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Reduce Inflammation, Nasal Drip, And Respiratory Infection With Natural Andrographis

Can Andrographis Help Improve Respiratory Health?

Andrographis is an herb noted for its health effects on the respiratory tract. It has been recognized as an effective treatment for the common cold in several countries all over the world, though it is most popular in China and India. Practitioners of natural remedies have ascribed a number of medicinal properties to andrographolide, which is the major phytochemical constituent of this herbaceous plant.

Andrographis paniculata is a plant species that belongs to the family of plants native to the tropical regions of the Old World. It is found in large concentrations in Southern Asia, but it is also cultivated in the Americas. It grows up to 40 inches in height. It prefers shady places that retain a fair amount of moisture, but survives in open spaces, such as hills, farms, roadsides, wastelands, and even coastlines.

Alleviates Nasal Secretions

Rhinitis is a medical term that refers to the irritation of the nasal cavity. Otherwise known as stuffy nose, it often leads to uncontrolled nasal dripping. Excessive release of mucus characteristic of a congested nose or runny nose stems from the irritation caused by infections, or allergens in the case of allergic rhinitis. It is one of the most visible symptoms of hay fever and cold infections.

Andrographis has been utilized as an all natural remedy for excessive nasal secretions for centuries. In particular, it is an essential ingredient in herbal preparations associated with Ayurvedic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Recent studies have shown that it produces a drying effect on the nose of participants suffering from colds after they took extracts of the plants in less than a week’s time.

Inhibits Inflammatory Mediators

Nasal dripping is tied to inflammatory responses in the employ of the immune system. Pathogenic Microbes, such as viruses, bacteria, or even allergens, trigger immune responses that make use of endogenous chemicals known as inflammatory mediators. The process of inflammation attempts to contain infection, alerting immune cells. Production of mucus increases in the process.

The bitter taste of andrographis has been attributed to an organic compound called andrographolide, which is a natural diterpenoid now under investigation due to its pharmacological activity in vitro. It has been reported to exhibit anti-inflammatory action that even works as an antipyretic. It suppresses mediators of inflammation in the respiratory tract and allays fever tied to flu.

Combats Respiratory Infections

Modern herbalists have dubbed andrographis an immune booster. Indeed laboratory studies have documented that the organic compounds found in this plant prompt immune responses and modulate the disease fighting capacity of immune cells. Due to promising results of preliminary studies, it has often been linked to the amelioration of infections of the upper respiratory tract.

Andrographis is now becoming increasingly popular as an alternative treatment for sinusitis, cough, colds, and even flu. While it has been in use throughout the centuries, its efficacy remains under scrutiny. On the other hand, it is generally considered safe, and no side effects have been noted so far.

Grab some andrographis today and feel the difference!

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What Makes a Good Probiotic Supplement?
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Date: August 09, 2011 01:27 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Makes a Good Probiotic Supplement?

Kal - Acidophilus Probiotic-5 60ct 3bilProbiotics refer to a group of microorganisms that help maintain homeostasis in the digestive tract and even produce vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Nutrition experts have long recommended the consumptions of friendly bacteria as they curb the populations of harmful pathogens in the gut. More importantly, studies have shown that they contribute to the prevention of gastrointestinal disorders.

Scientists have identified a diverse variety of bacteria and yeasts that work as Microbes. Bacteria that manufacture lactic acid are the most commonly used probiotics in the food and drug industries. They comprise a large number of Gram positive and acid tolerant bacteria that are generally recognized as safe. Most of the species are utilized in the production of yogurt in addition to nutritional supplements.

Multi-strain probiotic supplements are deemed better, though most products contain only one strain of bacteria. Nonetheless, they all work on the same principle. Apart from the fact that they produce lactic acid, almost all strains available in the market possess the enzymes responsible for the synthesis of lactase. Hence, probiotics give special benefits to individuals suffering from lactose intolerance.

Lactobacillus is the genus of bacteria best known as probiotics. They are the most extensively studied of all microorganisms identified to be beneficial for human beings. It is an established fact that they provide a steady supply of nutrients. Their fermentation activity in the gut enables them to synthesize vitamin K and other organic compounds that promote healthy metabolism and lower blood lipid levels.

Some strains prevent constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, and many other disorders of the digestive tract. For one, probiotics are capable of digesting complex carbohydrates that usually pass the small intestines largely unchanged. These compounds are beneficial for blood sugar. The by-products add bulk to stool, speed up the passage of fecal matter in the colon, and promote regular bowel movement.

There are strains that release natural antibiotics called bacteriocin. These compounds either directly kill pathogenic Microbes present in the gut or suppress protein synthesis necessary for their survival. By so doing, probiotics curtail population growth of harmful bacteria that are often incriminated in the disease activity of ulcerations in the alimentary canal and complications of inflammatory illnesses.

Due to the fact that each strain provides unique benefits to health, it is best to choose a probiotic supplement that contains several strains of friendly bacteria. It is also important to read on the total bacterial count the product promises to deliver. Medical professionals caution the supplementation of probiotics with very high amounts of bacteria as they may disrupt the natural pH in the digestive tract.

Probiotic supplements that require refrigeration are usually not shelf-stable, and thus its quality is likely to get compromised during shipment. There are products that use sustained release technology and formulated to withstand the acidic environment of the stomach. Experts believe that releasing probiotics in the intestines helps as friendly bacteria take up residence in the gut.

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Can Astragalus Help Boost the Immune System?
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Date: February 24, 2011 01:31 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Astragalus Help Boost the Immune System?

Astragalus

What we refer to as the herbal astragalus is actually a large number of plant species in the family Fabaceae, the same group of shrubs that we commonly identify as peas, beans, or legumes. Many of these species have been utilized in folk medicine of different communities all over the world, but the majority of herbal extracts made available as nutritional supplements today come from Astragalus propinquus, or Astragalus membranaceus.

Astragalus may be best known for its touted modulating effects to the immune system largely owing to the fact that it has enjoyed a very long history as a health tonic both in the East and the West. It is an important ingredient in Traditional Chinese Medicine, valued for its reinvigorating effects to what they call defensive energy of life. It is known by the name of Huang Qi in China, where most of the recent studies on this herb take place.

Regulates Interferon Releases

There are a number of studies that link astragalus to HIV in that it is purported to combat replication of viruses and inhibit growth of pathogenic Microbes. To be more specific, it is believed to have an influence on the production of proteins called interferon, or IFNs. A type of white blood cell in the employ of the immune system called lymphocytes release interferon whenever the body detects the presence of viruses, bacteria, parasites, or even tumors. In addition, IFNs activate natural killer cells, which target cells infected with viruses and tissues afflicted with tumor, and program them to die.

Stimulates the Healing Process

It is also postulated that astragalus has an augmenting effect on the healing process by interfering with inflammatory agents. There are organic compounds called eicosanoids that are released by the body in larger amounts to facilitate healing of wounds or infections through the process of inflammation. These compounds work hand in hand with the immune system in removing the pathogens that cause infections and initiate the reversal of damages done by these pathogens. If inflammation takes place longer than it is supposed to, the area affected will have to deal with prolonged pain, redness, and swelling. Astragalus works on the principle of maintaining healthy releases of eicosanoids, the reason why it is used as a treatment for arthritis, dermatitis, asthma, and other autoimmune diseases.

Produces Homeostatic Effects

Astragalus has shown to be involved in many metabolic processes, maintaining stability of organic compounds from the foods we eat that reach the circulation. There have been mentions that it is particularly good for the lungs, adrenal glands, and alimentary canal by improving their functions and acting as a buffer to any unwanted debris that may attack the cells that make up these organs.

Be reminded that astragalus has been associated with a long list of health benefits, but none of these have yielded strong scientific support. It is safe to assume that testimonials are influenced by anecdotal evidence and initial results of studies that are yet to be concluded.

Have you tried Astragalus?

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How Does L-Lysine Help with Herpes?
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Date: February 08, 2011 01:36 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Does L-Lysine Help with Herpes?

L-lysine has been proven effective in the reduction of herpes outbreaks. The viruses that cause herpes simplex successfully multiply at an exponential rate during symptomatic shedding, but their capacity to sustain replication is challenged in the presence of L-lysine, which at very high concentrations has shown to damage progeny of herpes virus. Hence, the severity and duration of outbreaks are curbed.

One of the limiting resources of protein synthesis in human beings and most other vertebrates is the availability of L-lysine in the body. Some of the amino acids implicated in protein synthesis can be manufactured inside the body from their substrates, but this amino acid does not belong to this group. The amounts of L-lysine in our body systems are completely dependent on its presence in our diet, thus dubbed essential amino acid.SOURCE NATURALS - L-lysine 500 mg 100 caps

Limiting Factor to Growth

L-lysine plays a variety of important roles in the human body, and a shortfall of this amino acid has been reported to limit growth, resulting in malabsorption or even malnutrition. It is a building block of all types of proteins in humans, including the visible mass that makes up a muscular physique. It is central to the absorption of calcium, the production of enzymes, and the regulation of hormones. In addition, it is greatly involved in functions that lead to recovery following physical trauma or surgery.

More importantly, L-lysine is a focal constituent in the manufacture of immunoglobulins, the front-liners against diseases. Immunoglobulins are a class of proteins in the blood that we commonly refer to as antibodies, which neutralize pathogenic Microbes invading the cells and tissues of the body. In fact, L-lysine is one of the protein bases in use to monitor the activities of antibodies, detecting abnormalities at the molecular level and paving the way for future developments of drugs with medicinal potential.

Boosting the Body’s Defenses

While L-lysine is important to the overall production of antibodies, it has also been observed that very low levels of this essential amino acid in the body compromises the ability of the immune system to fight off infectious diseases. The incidence of symptomatic herpes in individuals known to consume L-lysine supplements are relatively low than those who don’t. Symptomatic herpes manifest in the form of painful skin lesions called fever blisters, also known as cold sores, around the mouth, but may appear and spread anywhere in the body, such as the eyes, the fingers, and the genitals.

When taken at recommended dosages, L-lysine in itself combats the replication process of herpes virus in the body, not only ending outbreaks promptly but also speeding up the healing process in the area of damaged tissues with very little scarring. Herpes virus has been noted to feed on another amino acid identified as L-arginine, and consumptions of sources of this amino acid like nuts and chocolates have been reported to give rise to symptomatic herpes. This is one of the things taken care of by L-lysine, since it out competes the effects of L-arginine to herpes viruses.

L-lysine is available in capsule, tablet, and powder forms at your local or internet vitamin store. Always choose name brands like Source Naturals to ensure quality and purity of the product you by for better health.

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Acidophilus
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Date: August 23, 2008 11:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Acidophilus

Acidophilus is correctly named Lactobacillus acidophilus, and is one species of Lacobacillus used commercially in the preparation of certain types of yoghurt. The name refers to the fact it is found in milk (lacto), is rod-like in shape like many bacteria (bacillus) and it likes acidic conditions (acidophilus). It not only likes them, but creates them.

In fact, acidophilus thrives at a pH of 4-5 or less, and occurs naturally in the gastrointestinal tract of humans and animals, and also the mouth and vagina. It ferments milk to lactic acid, and dies in the presence of sunlight, excessive moisture and at high temperatures. Some, but not all, strains are probiotic, or ‘friendly’ bacteria that aid digestion and help to protect against harmful bacteria and their toxic emissions.

The fermentation of nutrients by friendly bacteria produce acids, such as the lactic acid previously referred to, hydrogen peroxide and other substances hostile to harmful organisms, and also reduces the population of harmful bacteria by competing for their food. There are additional health benefits that shall be discussed later, but first some comments about the stability of acidophilus to heat.

The growth rate of acidophilus reaches an optimum at around 36-37F (2.2C), and it tends to die off at temperatures much above this over a period of time. It also tends to be sensitive to oxygen and moisture, and if exposed to heat, moisture and oxygen, a supplement will lose its potency over time. This is true of all such supplements, and after purchase must be quickly refrigerated. It is possible, however, to purchase stabilized forms of acidophilus that die off slower than normal. This extra resistance is built in during the manufacturing process, and many forms of acidophilus claim to be stable. Although there will never be a truly stable form of the probiotic, these stabilized versions do last longer than those not claimed to be so.

During manufacture, the bacteria are first concentrated by removing the excess liquid by means of sedimentation, ultra-filtration, reverse osmosis and centrifuging. A substance is then added to protect the bacteria from the shock of freezing and the acidophilus freeze dried. A stabilizer is then added to maintain its properties between freezing and consumption.

It has also been found that bacteria grown at higher pH levels last longer than those at lower pH. The packaging is also important, and since the bacteria are sensitive to oxygen, nitrogen flushing the bottles will improve the stability of the product. Glass bottles are less porous than plastic, and so is the preferred packaging material for maximum stability and life. Another factor is refrigeration. If you keep the bottle in the fridge it was last a lot longer than at room temperature, but take care not to freeze it since acidophilus does not freeze well. If it is not refrigerated then it will quickly lose its potency.

The form in which you take the supplement is immaterial regarding the potency: at least initially. However, through time the powder will become less potent quicker, because it will adsorb oxygen and moisture. Otherwise the form in which it used is immaterial. So, yes, acidophilus can be stabilized, but only for a while, and if allowed to warm up to room temperature in the presence of oxygen will quickly degrade, although this takes more than just a day or two.

Many health benefits are claimed for Lactobacillus acidophilus, although your daily consumption to achieve these should be at least 2 billion CFU, and preferably 5 billion. You can also fortify the bacteria with a prebiotic of fructooligosaccharides (FOS). These provide nutrition for the acidophilus and accelerate its growth.

One thing to be careful of is assuming that yoghurt contains acidophilus. It does not contain sufficient to be of benefit to you. Commercial yoghurt acidifies over time and kills off the bacteria, so commercial yoghurt sitting on a supermarket shelf has very little beneficial bacterial content. Natural yoghurt is better, and certainly contains beneficial bacteria, but not enough to make a significant difference. A supplement is therefore needed if you are to keep your intestinal tract sufficiently healthy. If you cannot take dairy products, acidophilus is available in non-dairy form. The major health benefits they impart are:

1. Digestive Problems.

Acidophilus can control many types of digestive disorder, particularly traveler’s diarrhea. In fact if you are traveling to countries where drinking water might be a problem, also take some acidophilus and this will tend to prevent you from becoming ill. Even if you drink bottled water, there are still washed salads, beverages made with local water and showers and the like whereby you could ingest some dodgy water.

2. Constipation

Acidophilus, especially when supported by FOS, helps both to hydrate the feces, and improve their transport through the colon, an also to improve the general health and well-being of your entire intestinal system.

3. Yeast Infections (Candidiasis)

Acidophilus possess antifungal properties that kill off yeasts, particularly Candida albicans found in the vagina. This is due to the lactic acid produced by the bacteria, and there is evidence that gastrointestinal yeasts are affected in the same way by the oral probiotic. Furthermore, when bacteria and yeasts are killed off by medication, including friendly bacteria, the sites they occupied on the intestinal walls become free and acidophilus should be present to take these up and prevent any more yeast or bacterial infections. That is one reason why probiotics should be taken immediately after a course of antibiotic treatment.

4. Immune System Support

Lactobacillus acidophilus is believed to modify the balance of Microbes in the intestine so as to lead to an enhanced production of antibodies, and white blood cells with increased phagocytic activity. The bacteria also appear to have some reducing properties, which can also give support to the immune system through the resultant antioxidant properties.

However, by far the most important property of probiotics are their properties in acidifying the intestinal tract, and so rendering them less attractive to harmful pathogens, and in producing hydrogen peroxide which has a similar effect. They also produce natural antibiotics, and there is now doubt that a supplement of acidophilus will provide you with several health benefits and also make you feel fitter and more alert.



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Date: August 07, 2008 06:03 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Probiotic

Probiotics are dietary supplements containing potentially beneficial bacteria for the small and large intestines. Probiotics, which means "for life", have been used for centuries as natural components in health-promoting foods. This beneficial bacterium is important in recolonizing the intestinal tract with good bacteria during and after antibiotic use as well as supporting overall health and wellness.

Probiotics are not the same thing as prebiotics which are non-digestible food ingredients that selectively stimulate the growth and/or activity of beneficial microorganisms already in the human colon. Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut. The use of good probiotics is important in healing many chronic gastrointestinal problems that are so often associated in those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and IBS.

One study performed in a 4-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 60 individuals with IBS, probiotics treatment with lactobacilli showed markedly beneficial to slowing down the bowels and reversing IBS. Two Scientific studies over the last 50 years show that probiotic organisms can improve the nutritional quality of foods, produce antibiotics, anti-carcinogens, and substances that break down and recycle toxins for their human host.

Historically, people used fermented foods like yogurt and sauerkraut both as food preservatives to limit spoilage, and to support their intestinal and overall health. Fermented foods such as sauerkraut also contain probiotics. Today probiotic bacteria such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are added by food manufacturers to fermented foodstuffs to improve their nutritional value.

There are, however, other foods that may contain added probiotics, such as sour cream, fruit juices and buttermilk. Food ingredient suppliers are now making it easier to add probiotics and prebiotics to foods and beverages by offering blends of synbiotics with the right proportion of pro- and prebiotics to obtain the desired beneficial health effects, as well as improved survival of the live bacterium strains.

Beneficial bacteria thrive and work with your digestive tract and immune system, along with Essential Fatty Acids, to protect you against illness and disease. It is also important to have a healthy balance of beneficial Microbes to avoid sickness and disease and to keep your body stay nutritionally sound. Probiotic beneficial bacteria are involved in every aspect of your health. Along with beneficial bacteria, we show how supplements such as Essential Fatty Acids and Green foods provide the foundation for good health and provide a nutritional base for probiotics to grow and flourish in the body.

The most common form for probiotics are dairy products and fortified foods. Probiotics are products aimed at delivering living bacterial cells to the gut ecosystem of humans and other animals, whereas prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates delivered in food to the large bowel to provide fermentable substrates for the friendly bacteria to grow and thrive.

Probiotics are available to consumers mainly in the form of dietary supplements and foods. Because candida infection is very common due to overuse of antibiotics, several studies suggest that probiotics may be effective at preventing candida overgrowth as well as reversing it; candida is a good target pathogen for future probiotic research.

Although they are thought to be essential for health, because they can sustain themselves in the body under normal circumstances, there is no recommended daily intake of probiotics. By consuming foods with probiotics, you can increase the number of healthy bacteria, boost your immunity, and promote a healthy digestive system.

If you can not eat the foods that contain friendly bacteria, there are always probiotic supplements available from your local health food store. As always, it is best to check with your doctor or health care provider before starting any new supplements with medications. Probiotic formulas are a safe and effective means to deliver friendly bacteria to where it is needed, the colon.



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