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9 health benefits of hemp oil and hemp seeds VitaNet, LLC Staff 2/25/17
10 Health Benefits of Drinking Dandelion Tea VitaNet, LLC Staff 2/22/17
Greatist: Your Ideal Weight Isn't What You Think VitaNet, LLC Staff 2/18/17
7 Reasons You Need CBD Oil in Your Kitchen (and Medicine Cabinet) VitaNet, LLC Staff 2/17/17
7 Surprising Beauty Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar| Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits For Skin and Hairs VitaNet, LLC Staff 2/12/17
Immune system suppression may be related to problem drinking VitaNet, LLC Staff 2/6/17
Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function? VitaNet, LLC Staff 2/5/17
Coconut Meat: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/30/17
What Are The Health Benefits Of Vitamin K2? VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/29/17
CBD - The Myths And Facts VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/26/17
7 Reasons You Need CBD Oil in Your Kitchen (and Medicine Cabinet) VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/23/17
Vitamin deficiencies are now commonplace across all ages, research finds VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/18/17
Health and Fitness: 10 Plant-Based Proteins VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/15/17
The 7 best supplements to boost your immunity VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/8/17
A Closer Look at Vitamin A VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/7/17
Lingzhi mushrooms combat aging, disease and even cancer VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/4/17
What changes are coming to the Nutrition Facts label? VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/2/17
Relieve the Holiday Stress with Magnesium Darrell Miller 12/25/16
Most Americans Have Inadequate Intakes of Vitamins and Minerals: Can Supplements Help? VitaNet, LLC Staff 12/22/16
Hemp Protein Expected to Be Biggest Emerging Market by 2026 VitaNet, LLC Staff 12/21/16
Is Butter Good Or Bad? Saturated Fat Foods In High-Fat Diet May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol VitaNet, LLC Staff 12/12/16
Acai berries actually come from palm trees VitaNet, LLC Staff 12/11/16
10 foods to boost male fertility VitaNet, LLC Staff 12/11/16
Five vitamins you need to support your liver - Jakarta Post VitaNet, LLC Staff 12/9/16
Ever wondered if sugar makes you hyper? VitaNet, LLC Staff 12/9/16
Say NO to GMO in America Darrell Miller 12/5/16
How nutritious are plant-based milks? VitaNet, LLC Staff 12/3/16
Scientists explore how nutrition may feed mental health VitaNet, LLC Staff 12/1/16
Maternal B12 deficiency may increase child's risk of type-2 diabetes VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/30/16
6 Vitamins And Minerals That Boost Brain Power - Medical Daily VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/28/16
Back To Seeds: Let's Start An Epidemic Of Good Health VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/25/16
Vitamin B Complex Health Benefits, Deficiency Symptoms of Vitamin B Complex VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/24/16
Why Protein Curbs Your Hunger, and How it Can Help You Lose Weight VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/18/16
Healthy Pregnancy with Prenatal Vitamins VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/10/16
How much protein you need a day VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/6/16
Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiency VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/6/16
US needs to stop sugar-coating research on nutrition VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/4/16
The fantastic pumpkin seed VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/2/16
How Useful is Silica? Darrell Miller 10/31/16
What You Should Know About Omega-7 Darrell Miller 9/22/16
Fight worms and fungus with black walnut Darrell Miller 9/6/16
The Manuka Honey Miracle: Giving rich benefits for many generations Darrell Miller 9/3/16
What Exactly Do Friendly Bacteria Do In The Intestinal Tract? Darrell Miller 12/7/15
Reduce Caloric Intake with Xylitol Darrell Miller 12/1/15
Should I Be Taking DHEA? Darrell Miller 8/31/15
Wheatgrass - A Superfood To Improve Your Energy Levels Darrell Miller 8/15/15
What Are Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) And What Herbs Contain Them? Darrell Miller 7/21/15
What are the Health Benefits of Beta-Glucans Darrell Miller 12/22/14
Why Should I Take Wheat Grass Liquid Concentrate? Darrell Miller 12/10/14
Can Low Selenium Affect Thyroid Functions? Darrell Miller 8/8/14



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9 health benefits of hemp oil and hemp seeds
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Date: February 25, 2017 06:19 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 9 health benefits of hemp oil and hemp seeds





Hemp seeds are rich in protein, polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega 6, omega 3 and insoluble fiber. They are a good source of tocopherols, or Vitamin E antioxidants. They're packed with minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium, and phosphorus. High in essential fatty acids, Omega 6 and omega 3, hemp oil can be used to increase immunity, counteract aging skin and improve cardiovascular health. Several studies show that the linoleic acid present in hemp oil can slow down the aging process and fight psoriasis.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hemp seeds have exceptional Nutritional qualities which make them something of a superfood.
  • The seeds and oil do indeed come from the hemp plant.
  • Hemp seeds contain arginine and gamma-Linolenic acid, both of which have been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease.

"Hemp seeds contain arginine and gamma-Linolenic acid, both of which have been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/health/wellness/9-health-benefits-of-hemp-seeds-11364072918425&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGOLC56CdYF-cOOPguidk3wtQA5mA

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10 Health Benefits of Drinking Dandelion Tea
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Date: February 22, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 Health Benefits of Drinking Dandelion Tea





It may be the arch nemesis of a yard savvy homeowner, but dandelions aren’t without their redeeming qualities. As a matter of fact, these weeds are commonly used in folk medicine, and have been for quite some time. When people talk about dandelion tea, they are largely talking about one of two different beverages: an infusion made of the plant’s leaves, or one made of roasted dandelion roots. Both are considered safe and are used for a variety of purposes

Key Takeaways:

  • The truth of it is dandelion tea has a number of health benefits that are worth checking out. Dandelions are full of vitamins and minerals that are great for you as well.
  • According to SELF Nutrition Data, dandelion leaves and roots are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins A and K.
  • The benefits of dandelion tea require more research-based evidence as most tests have been performed on animals and not humans. However, most benefits are based on the properties and Nutritional facts of dandelion and human experiences as this weed has been consumed by humans for ages.

"Dandelions are full of vitamins and minerals that are great for you as well."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.foods4betterhealth.com/dandelion-tea-benefits-30194&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmY4MTYyZmQ1NTMyNTY3NGQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFWDxbVYQuRbNhpuJbNvCO-ROgqIQ

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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



Reference:

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

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7 Reasons You Need CBD Oil in Your Kitchen (and Medicine Cabinet)
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Date: February 17, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 Reasons You Need CBD Oil in Your Kitchen (and Medicine Cabinet)





With marijuana now legal in 26 states and the District of Columbia, the cry for more research on cannabis oil has spread. Many are pushing for the use of cannabis oil, which is a potent form of the plant, to treat cancer and seizures. Though the use of the oil to treat symptoms of diseases is not currently supported by the FDA, some cases have shown success in relieving pain, preventing seizures, and slowing down cancer tumors. It’s important to get use a trustworthy source and start with small doses until you know how you will react.

Key Takeaways:

  • Marijuana is now legal for medicinal use in 26 states and the District of Columbia, and for recreational use in seven, but contrary to what some media may have us believe, this doesn’t mean that people are just sitting back and getting high.
  • Cannabis is actually a very powerful medicinal plant that has been used for its health benefits for centuries, and its many long-overlooked powers are finally coming into focus.
  • a Nutritional oil more properly known as hempseed oil. Made from crushing hempseed or hemp hearts, hemp oil is very rich in linoleic and alpha-linoleic acids and antioxidants.

"Nausea is one of the most common reasons people turn to medical marijuana; synthetic THC has been administered to battle nausea in the UK since the early 80s, and many cancer patients choose to smoke marijuana to battle the effects of chemotherapy treatments."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.organicauthority.com/7-reasons-you-need-cbd-oil&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjViYjkzZDJlODZhNjI0ZWE6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGDQfHcI-2Lqlnq6CtGHrWa4OqEVQ

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7 Surprising Beauty Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar| Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits For Skin and Hairs
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Date: February 12, 2017 10:19 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 Surprising Beauty Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar| Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits For Skin and Hairs





For centuries, vinegar has been used for various household and cooking purposes. It is also an ancient folk remedy, claimed to help with all sorts of health problems. The most popular vinegar in the natural health community is Apple Cider Vinegar. It is claimed to lead to all sorts of benefits, some of which are supported by science.

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

Key Takeaways:

  • Apple cider vinegar, specifically raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar, has both health and beauty benefits.
  • Both types of benefits arise from apple Cider vinegar having a Nutritional profile rich in acids, enzymes, vitamins and other components critical in human health.
  • Apple cider vinegar is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, which makes it useful in treating many conditions, including skin conditions, which can be treated with easy recipes.

"Apple Cider Vinegar is one of natures most powerful ingredients that offer health as well as beauty benefits."

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Immune system suppression may be related to problem drinking
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Date: February 06, 2017 04:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Immune system suppression may be related to problem drinking





Excessive alcohol intake can harm the body’s immune system in two ways. First, it produces an overall Nutritional deficiency, depriving the body of valuable immune boosting nutrients. Second, alcohol, like sugar, consumed in excess can reduce the ability of white cells to kill germs. High doses of alcohol suppress the ability of the white blood cells to multiply, inhibit the action of killer white cells on cancer cells, and lessen the ability of macrophages to produce tumor necrosis factors.

Immune system suppression may be related to problem drinking

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Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function?
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Date: February 05, 2017 10:19 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Should Vegans Take DHA to Preserve Brain Function?





Ever since recent studies uncovered that patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s have lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids and DHA, the question has been whether supplementing our diets with these nutrients will help fend off cognitive diseases. What really needs to happen are long term studies where the same patients are tested throughout the study to find out if the cognitive decline or Nutritional deficiency comes first. Some more recent studies have shown that lower levels of DHA correlates to smaller brain size. So the question is, should we be supplementing with DHA to hold off cognitive decline?

[video mp4="http://nutritionfacts.org/video/should-vegans-take-dha-to-preserve-brain-function/"]

Key Takeaways:

  • Omega 3's aid in brain function
  • Low levels of DHA can cause lower brain function
  • DHA can improve red blood count

""While normal aging results in overall brain shrinkage, having lower long chain Omega 3's may signal increased risk"."

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Coconut Meat: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
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Date: January 30, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Coconut Meat: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits





Coconut oil and milk are common choices for healthy fats in diets. But what about the rest of the fruit? Many don’t know that coconut meat is a great source of vitamins and minerals. It is also very versatile, as it can be put in salads, desserts, smoothies, and sprinkled on baked goods. In addition to vitamins and minerals, coconut is also a great source of fiber. The Nutritional content of the food gives it the benefits of helping with bowel health, blood sugar levels, supporting the immune system, and fighting off bacteria and parasites.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many people have used coconut oil as a healthy source of fat, but surprisingly, many may have not tried coconut meat.
  • Coconut meat health benefits are seemingly endless, and people living up north should certainly consider coconut meat in your diet.
  • It can be eaten plain, shredded onto salads, added to smoothies, or sprinkled onto baked goods.

"Coconut contains the important saturated fatty acids, including lauric acid, caprylic acid, and capric acid. From these three, the monoglyceride of lauric acid called monolaurin has the most antiviral, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.foods4betterhealth.com/coconut-meat-nutrition-facts-and-health-benefits-28475&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmY4MTYyZmQ1NTMyNTY3NGQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGsz-4IjTJIcA831ZBiRrGh4xeIRA

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What Are The Health Benefits Of Vitamin K2?
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Date: January 29, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Health Benefits Of Vitamin K2?





Good for a multitude of health benefits, Vitamin K2 is often overlooked in favor of much more notable vitamins such as C or B12. It can help with everything from dental hygiene and health to improving upon our cardiovascular system. K2 is mainly found in animal products such as meat or eggs, as well as non-animal products such as fermented soybeans. Though it's not easy to detect a K2 deficiency, it can lead to severe complications in the long term.

Key Takeaways:

  • A Nutritional dose of vitamin K can improve your cardiovascular health. It is beneficial for prevention of heart disease. According to the Rotterdam study in 2004, eating foods rich in natural vitamin K2 reduces the risk of both arterial calcification and cardiovascular disease by as much as 50%.
  • Vitamin K2 plays an important role in your bone health. Osteocalcin is the protein responsible for anchoring calcium within the bones and it is activated by vitamin K2. Lack of vitamin K2 makes osteocalcin inactive. Thus, calcium will not be delivered to the bones making it unhealthy.
  • Vitamin K2 is an excellent calcium regulator. It directs calcium to the right places like bones and teeth. Thus, it makes your teeth stronger preventing cavities.

"A Nutritional dose of vitamin K can improve your cardiovascular health. It is beneficial for prevention of heart disease. According to the Rotterdam study in 2004, eating foods rich in natural vitamin K2 reduces the risk of both arterial calcification and cardiovascular disease by as much as 50%. Vitamin K2 prevent arterial calcification by stopping calcium from entering areas where it should not be."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://care4uh.com/health-benefits-vitamin-k2/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHY6PHRk8pauJEXD6IMAdQEbeUYCg

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CBD - The Myths And Facts
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Date: January 26, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CBD - The Myths And Facts





CDB is a cannabis compound that does not contain any THC, making some believe it is good. There have been some confusing reports recently in the British media about a compound in cannabis called CBD and how it has been reclassified as medicine. There are many facts and myths about it, but most importantly it is not weed, and has many uses.

Key Takeaways:

  • There have been some confusing reports recently in the British media about a compound in cannabis called CBD and how it has been reclassified as medicine.
  • CBD, otherwise known as Cannabidiol, is one of over 100 compounds in the cannabis plant called Cannabinoids. The most abundant is THC, the bit that gets people high, after that comes CBD.
  • Because CBD doesn’t create a high, it’s been labelled ‘the good’ cannabinoid and THC the ‘bad’. But in countries where medical cannabis is legal, THC can be prescribed for cancer patients going through chemo as it eases nausea and improves appetite.

"In the UK it has been possible to buy CBD as a Nutritional supplement. But last October, the Medical Healthcare Regulatory Agency decided to recognise CBD’s therapeutic benefits and reclassify it as medicine."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/mary-biles1/cbd-the-myths-and-facts_b_14103666.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjViYjkzZDJlODZhNjI0ZWE6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGjMixJys5iqFJENZphvCk8mFh5Jg

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7 Reasons You Need CBD Oil in Your Kitchen (and Medicine Cabinet)
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Date: January 23, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 Reasons You Need CBD Oil in Your Kitchen (and Medicine Cabinet)





As Marijuana becomes more and more legal across the states, its plant leaves are becoming more popular tool. Oil from the leaves ,CBD oil, also has many great properties. It an affect the way you sleep helping you get a better nights rest. It also been known to change our mood and relieve your pain without any psychoactive properties. One of the most noteworthy reason to incoroporate this oil into daily life because it can help with cancer. It inhibits cell growth and manage seizures. The oil can be found all over as it is legal.

Key Takeaways:

  • Marijuana is now legal for medicinal use in 26 states and the District of Columbia, and for recreational use in seven, but contrary to what some media may have us believe, this doesn’t mean that people are just sitting back and getting high.
  • This choice to smoke cannabis rather than take synthetic THC has largely been attributed to smoking being a faster-acting way to reap the benefits.
  • Several studies have shown a link between marijuana consumption and depression, but while according to the Mayo Clinic, pot smokers are more commonly diagnosed with depression than non-pot smokers, the link may not be one of causality.

"First off, don’t confuse CBD oil with hemp oil — a Nutritional oil more properly known as hempseed oil. Made from crushing hempseed or hemp hearts, hemp oil is very rich in linoleic and alpha-linoleic acids and antioxidants, and it has an optimal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.organicauthority.com/7-reasons-you-need-cbd-oil&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmM2M2RhZjlmZTVmZDZjMmU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGDQfHcI-2Lqlnq6CtGHrWa4OqEVQ

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Vitamin deficiencies are now commonplace across all ages, research finds
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Date: January 18, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin deficiencies are now commonplace across all ages, research finds





The modern diet does not give enough vitamins to anyone. New research shows that most people in almost every age group are deficient in some sort of vitamins. This can be bad as it can lead to sickness or some sort of health disorder. Supplementation will be needed to fix these problems.

Key Takeaways:

  • Official advice on healthy eating could be making millions of people sick, new research claims.
  • The latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey — a government report which details the Nutritional status of the nation — focused on 11 important vitamins and minerals and identified deficiencies in each and every case.
  • 'Education is important, but it is clearly not enough. Everyone knows the five-a-day recommendation for fruit and vegetables, it’s the foundation of ‘healthy’ diet.

"The Department of Health doesn’t want people to view vitamin and mineral supplements as a substitute for a healthy diet, and everyone would agree with that."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://en.mogaznews.com/Health/320239.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEqxNkO4PKQVGCd5h6-gcqIN_2PTg

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Health and Fitness: 10 Plant-Based Proteins
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Date: January 15, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health and Fitness: 10 Plant-Based Proteins





If you are looking for a way to get protein but want to protect the environment at the same time, then look no further than plant-based proteins. There are ten different types of plant-based proteins that you can include in your diet without having to worry about harming the environment. They are lentils, hemp seeds, quinoa, chia seeds, edamame, Nutritional yeast, tempeh, black beans, spirulina, and chickpeas. These types of proteins are believed to help you maintain a healthy diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many think meat is essential to perform at a high level, but Shae Foudy is a shining example of a vegan who’s killing it on a plant-based diet.
  • lentils are an excellent source of fiber, essential minerals, and of course, protein.
  • Hemp seeds are packed with heart-healthy fats, mainly omega-3 fatty acids

"These ancient seeds are loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids, resulting in immense health benefits for both your brain and your body."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.supthemag.com/features/paddle-healthy/health-fitness-10-plant-based-proteins/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmY4MTYyZmQ1NTMyNTY3NGQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNE2hoFFY29UpSks2fSa0PgqOiZkdA

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The 7 best supplements to boost your immunity
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Date: January 08, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The 7 best supplements to boost your immunity





Having a high immunity can protect you from sicknesses or disease. Having a high immune system is very important, especially as you get older. Importantly there are many supplements to boost the immune system. Probiotics are just one example of a supplement to boost immune function. Read on for more supplements.

Key Takeaways:

  • In addition to eating healthy, getting plenty of sleep and maintain good hygiene, Nutritional supplements are an additional way to boost your immune system this winter.
  • Fruits like elderberry, herbs, and raw flavors like garlic and ginger have healthy effects on the body and allow you to fight illness.
  • Probiotics, minerals like zinc, and vitamin C are found in many foods and studies have found these supplements to have helpful effects in keeping colds and other illnesses at bay.

"Arm yourself with tried-and-true options—proven cold busters effective in clobbering germs that might otherwise turn you into a sniveling, sneezing mess—and check out some newly emerging star players that have been drawing attention lately for their potential cold- and flu-fighting cred."



Reference:

http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/supplements/7-best-supplements-boost-your-immunity

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A Closer Look at Vitamin A
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Date: January 07, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A Closer Look at Vitamin A





Vitamin A is one nutrient that does not he the attention it deserves. Many people do not get as much as they need, so supplementing may be necessary. It is fat soluble, and it is one of the strongest antioxidants available to the human body. It helps protect many functions of the body.

Key Takeaways:

  • A few of us have even uttered it a few times when making an attempt to persuade relations - or ourselves - to decide on wholesome meals.
  • In any case, consuming a balanced weight loss plan of fruits, greens and protein-filled meals fuels our physique with the Nutritional vitamins and minerals it must perform correctly.
  • We will not all the time get every little thing we'd like from our food plan. For a few of us, dietary supplements can supply the precise vitamins our our bodies are poor in.

"Listed here are 5 essential features about vitamin A and why we particularly want it in our day by day food regimen. - See more at: http://newsjor.com/a-closer-look-at-vitamin-a#sthash.3AH2JbhJ.dpuf"



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://newsjor.com/a-closer-look-at-vitamin-a&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNERkqfoBiP4Uuqj-CW9sSSwPzGn3A

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Lingzhi mushrooms combat aging, disease and even cancer
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Date: January 04, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Lingzhi mushrooms combat aging, disease and even cancer





This article is a very informative article on how Lingzhi mushrooms can help prevent one from getting diseases such as cancer and that it also helps to combat cancer and aging. The mushroom has specific oils inside and outside of it and it could help the body of human when the processing mechanism within the body is enabled. This will prevent aging, but can not stop it, only help delay it.

Key Takeaways:

  • In ancient holistic medicine practices, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the full-grown mushroom was dried, cut into slices and then boiled in hot water and steeped to make a healing tea or soup.
  • As well as being bitter, Lingzhi mushrooms have a tough, woody texture; for this reason, they are used rather for their medicinal properties than for their Nutritional value
  • These enzymes not only play a crucial role in digestion, but they also help to break down toxins, fight cancer-causing free radicals and increase the liver’s metabolic efficiency.

"Lingzhi mushrooms have a remarkable diversity of genes coding for cytochrome P450 enzymes. These enzymes not only play a crucial role in digestion, but they also help to break down toxins, fight cancer-causing free radicals and increase the liver’s metabolic efficiency."



Reference:

http://www.naturalnews.com/2016-12-24-lingzhi-mushrooms-combat-aging-disease-and-even-cancer.html

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What changes are coming to the Nutrition Facts label?
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Date: January 02, 2017 09:39 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What changes are coming to the Nutrition Facts label?





Nutrition and how company’s market to consumers has been a hot topic lately. This article focuses on the changes coming to the Nutritional labels included on many of the products you will find in your local grocery store. If you are the type of person who focuses on the labels included on the products you are buying, this is definitely a good read.

Key Takeaways:

  • Nutrition labels will now show serving sizes based on the sizes of the servings people typically eat, rather than on how much they should eat.
  • The FDA decided to include Added Sugars on the labels, based on the recommendation for Americans to have no more than 10 percent of the daily calories come from added sugars.
  • Calories from fat will no longer be seen on the nutrition labels since the type of fat is more important to health than total fat.

"Nutrition labels will now show serving sizes based on the sizes of the servings people typically eat, rather than on how much they should eat."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/what_changes_are_coming_to_the_nutrition_facts_label&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY3NzEzYzg1MjE0ZjUwYzU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGTXycY5MzIEkkgdHND5nT12WRaNg

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Relieve the Holiday Stress with Magnesium
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Date: December 25, 2016 05:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Relieve the Holiday Stress with Magnesium

The holiday season is meant for having quality time with friends and family, going on an adventure, taking time off work and so on. However, it can also be very stressful given the many guests to entertain, tight budget to stick to, preparing family meals, the shopping craze and so much more. It is important to gain control in this period of the year since too much stress can lead to depression alongside other physical and psychological issues. Fortunately, we have magnesium, the original chill pill, to get you back into the holiday cheer.

Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a huge role in cell functioning and relaxation. It has been used in hospitals to treat a myriad of complications including anxiety, irritability, muscle cramps and headaches. Magnesium accounts for over 250 enzyme reactions in our bodies and regulates the secretion of stress hormones. It is basically the fuel that your body runs on and hence its deficiency will lead to undesirable symptoms like brain fog, anxiety, aggression and fatigue among others. Modern farming and lifestyle changes have led to rather low levels of magnesium in our bodies as compared to decades ago. Magnesium will particularly be used up in greater quantities by your body during periods of extreme stress like this holiday season. This will usually translate in poor stress management, thus the more reason you should take some magnesium.

Some of the magnesium-rich foods include parsley, avocado, bananas, kelp, leafy greens like spinach, soy beans, brown rice, cashews and almond. In addition to providing this crucial mineral these foods also pack other Nutritional benefits. Alternatively, you can also take a magnesium supplement like magnesium citrate and magnesium oxide to help rid some of that holiday stress. Lastly, taking baths in Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) is also a great stress reliever plus it works wonders in treating colds, detoxifying the body, relieving back pain and sore muscles.


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Most Americans Have Inadequate Intakes of Vitamins and Minerals: Can Supplements Help?
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Date: December 22, 2016 06:39 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Most Americans Have Inadequate Intakes of Vitamins and Minerals: Can Supplements Help?





It is estimated that 90% of humans are deficient in one or more essential vitamins and minerals. While some may be due to inadequate absorption, most is believed to be due to poor nutrient intake. Vitamin B12 and vitamin D have been identified as two of the worst deficiencies. Although nutrient needs should be met primarily by diet, there are supplements available if the diet doesn’t allow for a proper balance. A multivitamin may be recommended for most people who are at risk of a deficiency.

Key Takeaways:

  • Evidence clearly shows that many Americans obtain less than the required amounts of a number of vitamins and minerals, and that dietary supplement use increases intakes and reduces rates of Nutritional inadequacies.
  • When counseling patients, health professionals should emphasize the value of obtaining nutrients from a balanced diet.
  • They found that more frequent use of MVMS was associated with higher rates of nutrient adequacy than low frequency of use or no use (Figure).

"Evidence clearly shows that many Americans obtain less than the required amounts of a number of vitamins and minerals, and that dietary supplement use increases intakes and reduces rates of Nutritional inadequacies."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://medcitynews.com/2016/12/americans-inadequate-intakes-vitamins-minerals-can-supplements-help/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEEfevLKIuJWu3I8RkuRI5IKijEFA

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Hemp Protein Expected to Be Biggest Emerging Market by 2026
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Date: December 21, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Hemp Protein Expected to Be Biggest Emerging Market by 2026





Hemp protein is a nutrient that has been gaining popularity. Due to its diverse profile of protein, carbohydrates, fatty acids, and fiber, hemp protein has a lot of benefits. It contains all essential amino acids needed by humans and can help with constipation, diabetes, and heart disease. This plant is also very easy to grow without the aid of fungicides or herbicides. Once the benefits of this produce become more widely known, the market is expected to take off.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hemp protein refers to the industrial by product of hemp seeds. Hemp seeds have a composition of approximately 45 percent oil, 35 percent protein and 10 percent carbohydrates.
  • Owing to the high Nutritional benefits of hemp protein, the market is expected to witness modest growth in coming years.
  • Based upon application, hemp protein market is segmented into pharmaceutical, food & beverages, cosmetics, industrial, and others

"Hemp protein refers to the industrial by product of hemp seeds. Hemp seeds have a composition of approximately 45 percent oil, 35 percent protein and 10 percent carbohydrates."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://satprnews.com/2016/12/15/hemp-protein-expected-to-be-biggest-emerging-market-by-2026/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmMzNTEwZjgyOWIxNGI2ODg6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHUWB00AizyVKQBvteWr0eEZNFKEw

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Is Butter Good Or Bad? Saturated Fat Foods In High-Fat Diet May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol
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Date: December 12, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is Butter Good Or Bad? Saturated Fat Foods In High-Fat Diet May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol





We have grown up hearing that we should avoid saturated fats as much as possible. However, the University of Bergen in Norway has recently published a study showing that saturated fats may actually help boost good cholesterol rather than hinder it. The study didn’t find any significant increase in bad cholesterol when patients had a high saturated fat diet. They found that low-fat diets tended to make people want more sweets to compensate. It was actually a high sugar diet that caused a higher risk of cardiovascular death.

Key Takeaways:

  • Nutritional dogma has taught us "saturated fat is bad."
  • But now, researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway suggest that a diet high in saturated fat may boost "good" (HDL) cholesterol.
  • These findings indicate that the overriding principle of a healthy diet is not the quantity of fat or carbohydrates, but the quality of the foods we eat.

"Last month, Harvard University researchers found a five percent higher intake of fats in foods like butter or red meat was linked with a 25 percent increased risk of coronary heart disease."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.medicaldaily.com/butter-good-or-bad-saturated-fat-foods-high-fat-diet-may-boost-good-405678&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjM5ZjM5OTY2MWYzZGRiYzA6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNH59PTkV1-Io_BG0tyCA7IuLShYag

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Acai berries actually come from palm trees
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Date: December 11, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Acai berries actually come from palm trees





Most people have heard of acai berries by now. They are known for their high Nutritional content, but a lot of people do not know of their exact origin. Many would assume they come from a bush like other similar berries. However, they actually come from palm trees in Brazil. For years, they were food for the poorer families in South America due to their availability and amount of nutrition. Unfortunately, the surge of popularity for the berries in other countries has driven up demand and prices for the fruit and caused them to be unattainable for most poor families.

Key Takeaways:

  • Acai berries have become very famous in recent years as an antioxidant-packed superfood.
  • Unfortunately, the growing global popularity of acai berries has led its price to increase in some parts of Brazil, pushing it out of reach for some of the poorest families.
  • This is a classic example of how global food politics can have unintended consequences and is a good reason to preferentially eat local superfoods over imported ones.

"Acai berries have become so famous in recent years as an antioxidant-packed superfood that even many people who don't stay actively informed on health food topics have heard of them."



Reference:

http://www.naturalnews.com/056199_acai_berries_palm_trees_antioxidants.html

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10 foods to boost male fertility
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Date: December 11, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 foods to boost male fertility





Male fertility has been under scrutiny in recent years, and much research has been done to improve sperm quality in men. There is no agreement on the cause of the decline in male fertility, but many specialists have suggestions on simple changes that can have a positive impact. The diet is the first thing that many are encouraged to alter in an effort to increase sperm function. Zinc and fructose are essential to the production of sperm. Therefore, men should make sure their diet includes these supplements. Alcohol, diet, and soft drinks should be avoided, as well as adrenaline.

Key Takeaways:

  • The role of the male in conception is of equal importance to the female and there is a steep increase in males presenting with fertility issues.
  • The truth is that the Nutritional composition of semen is extremely subjective and varies depending on a man's age and diet.
  • Men need zinc for sperm health and the immune system. Women also need zinc at this time for many regulatory processes to happen.

"Women also need zinc at this time for many regulatory processes to happen. Zinc is involved in blood glucose control and keeping a healthy insulin response."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/10-foods-to-boost-male-fertility-35244927.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEfBPnCkAN2i595ElyP06HbxQEl5Q

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Five vitamins you need to support your liver - Jakarta Post
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Date: December 09, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Five vitamins you need to support your liver - Jakarta Post





Your liver is one of your body's most metabolically active organs, meaning its energy demands are high. The liver, brain, kidneys and heart together account for about 5 percent of your body weight. Yet, these organs account for 60 percent of the energy your body consumes when you are at rest, according to the book "Principles of Clinical Gastroenterology." To keep you liver functioning efficiently, it needs a good supply of B-complex vitamins to assist it with the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

Key Takeaways:

  • Your liver is constantly working to filter hundreds of toxins found in your diet and environment. On top of that, your liver also helps to break down your food and provide energy to your other organs.
  • Although vitamin A has several benefits to offer someone with liver disease, it can be toxic to the liver in high dosages.
  • According to researchers from the University of Tennessee in Memphis, more than 90 percent of individuals with chronic liver diseases have some degree of vitamin D deficiency.

"Vitamin A and iron deficiencies are among the most common Nutritional deficiencies worldwide, according to a study published in the 2000 issue of Nutrition."



Reference:

http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2016/11/25/five-vitamins-you-need-to-support-your-liver.html

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Ever wondered if sugar makes you hyper?
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Date: December 09, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Ever wondered if sugar makes you hyper?





Many parents think sugar makes kids hyper. No one, not the kids, the parents or the doctors knows which kids got which diet. A special code is used so the results can be evaluated after the study is completed. If sugar doesn't make kids hyper, why do parents believe it does? If kids eat too much sugar, they may reject healthful foods as not being sweet enough. As a result, you may not be aware of how much sugar is in your diet. Many popular brands of yogurt contain 20 grams or more of added sugar.

Key Takeaways:

  • Lots of scientific studies have been done to answer the question, and they have all reported the same thing: Sugar does not make kids overactive.
  • Doctors take a bunch of kids who are similar in age, background and other factors.
  • Sugar tastes good but has no Nutritional value. That means it doesn't help you grow or stay healthy. Too much sugar can change the way you think food should taste.

"I love goofing around with my patients. I often start visits with younger kids by asking for a foot rub. I do this to make visits more fun (and less scary) and to give my patients "permission" to act silly."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.omaha.com/livewellnebraska/nutrition/ever-wondered-if-sugar-makes-you-hyper/article_9e8b149e-b0d5-11e6-afc1-8f2ba5929ca0.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY3NzEzYzg1MjE0ZjUwYzU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHyI8hOkbxO4KyRTEnx-J3Fy9jNkg

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Say NO to GMO in America
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Date: December 05, 2016 10:18 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Say NO to GMO in America

Coming from over 50 countries, countless millions of people have expressed their disapproval over attempted corporate ownership of plant seeds through GMO (genetically modified organisms). Having said that, the corporations involved have assured the public that GMO is safe and want us to believe that it's more efficient at feeding the world by giving higher yields and have greater resistance to extreme weather conditions.

Safety of GMO

According to a growing number of scientists such as world leading expert Dr Don Huber GMO expert, professor of plant pathology at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, USA, there has been NO peer reviewed evidence to support the idea that GMO crops are safe. On the contrary, a vast catalogue of scientific evidence has built up over the years showing that GMO is unsafe. 

Public consumption of genetically modified crops have been accused of causing ill health in the form of allergies, cancer, birth defects and infertility. It also includes toxicity, reduced Nutritional value, environmental damage and political unrest such as that with farmer's and consumer's disputes.

The Revolving Door Effect

Approval bodies like the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) decide whether or not a food or drug is fit to go out on the market for consumption.  GMO is not safe. Nor has it shown to produce higher yield, greater Nutritional value or resist drought conditions better than non-GMO according to many experts such as Professor John Fagan, award-winning Geneticist, Maharishi University of Management, Iowa, USA.

Yes, of course we should say NO to GMO. It is spurred on by corporate greed and political self interest with more than its fair share of hidden ulterior motives. The technology is unimaginably potentially dangerous and could be perceived as one of the biggest threats to humanity if allowed to get out of control.

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How nutritious are plant-based milks?
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Date: December 03, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How nutritious are plant-based milks?





When deciding what type of milk to consume, it is best to read labels. While cow’s milk is fairly standard in the amount of nutrients it contains, plant-based milks can vary greatly depending on which company manufactures it. Unless there is a medical reason to do otherwise, it is recommended that all people consume cow’s milk. Soy, almond, coconut, and other nut milks can be lacking in their nutrients. Soy and nut milks contain a fair amount of protein, but none of the alternatives naturally contain calcium. It can be added, but these usually are not digested as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vegans and others may prefer to drink plant-based milks over milk that comes from animals, but a recent study in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition confirmed that young children should drink cow’s milk.
  • An eight-ounce glass of cow’s milk naturally contains about eight grams of protein and almost a third of the recommended percent daily value of calcium.
  • Nutritionally, plant-based milks noted pale in comparison to cow's milk; none contain more than a gram of protein unless fortified.

"An eight-ounce glass of cow’s milk naturally contains about eight grams of protein and almost a third of the recommended percent daily value of calcium. Cow’s milk also naturally contains nutrients like potassium and vitamin B12, and is usually fortified with vitamins A and D."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.myajc.com/news/lifestyles/food-cooking/how-nutritious-are-plant-based-milks/ns83K/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY3NzEzYzg1MjE0ZjUwYzU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFCC1HIvy4Tvv37PC3ave07tBwlUw

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Scientists explore how nutrition may feed mental health
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Date: December 01, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Scientists explore how nutrition may feed mental health





Most people know that fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients are much healthier than overly processed foods. They also know that exercise helps keep their bodies in balance. However, a lot of people don’t know just how important these things really are to our bodies. With a large surge in the number of people who suffer from depression and other mental illnesses, it has never been more important to balance our diets and exercise. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats keep our bodies fueled and our cognitive functions sharp. So, put away the fatty junk food and go for a walk.

Key Takeaways:

  • Good nutrition has long been viewed as a cornerstone of physical health, but research is increasingly showing diet's effect on mental health, as well.
  • Decades of research have shown the importance of proper nutrition in preventing and treating the ill effects of inflammation and stress, physiological processes that are intimately linked with mental health.
  • The article highlights the importance of examining the combined effects of Nutritional and other lifestyle factors on mental health outcomes.

"Decades of research have shown the importance of proper nutrition in preventing and treating the ill effects of inflammation and stress, physiological processes that are intimately linked with mental health."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-11/afps-seh111616.php&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY3NzEzYzg1MjE0ZjUwYzU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEwV8zqYGWpa3E12UGMTe1VhrEmFA

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Maternal B12 deficiency may increase child's risk of type-2 diabetes
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Date: November 30, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Maternal B12 deficiency may increase child's risk of type-2 diabetes





A study presented at the Society for Endocrinology’s annual conference has shown that pregnant women who do not consume enough vitamin B12 may be putting their children at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It is believed that these women have higher BMI’s due to a poor diet and deliver babies with lower birth weight and higher cholesterol. The babies also have a higher chance of having a higher insulin resistance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin B 12 is naturally found in animal products, including fish, meat, poultry, eggs and milk, meaning deficiency is more likely in those following a vegan diet.
  • that babies born to mothers with B 12 deficiency had higher than normal lepton levels. As B12 is involved in methyl reactions in the body which can affect whether genes are turned on and off, we suspect it may be the latter.
  • The Nutritional environment provided by the mother can permanently program the baby's health. we also see that maternal B 12 deficiency may affect fat metabolism and contribute to this risk.

"Vitamin B12 is naturally found in animal products, including fish, meat, poultry, eggs and milk, meaning deficiency is more likely in those following a vegan diet."



Reference:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161107111017.htm

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6 Vitamins And Minerals That Boost Brain Power - Medical Daily
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Date: November 28, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 6 Vitamins And Minerals That Boost Brain Power - Medical Daily





Every day, we understand more and more about how the human body works. No other organ has required more research than the brain. It is a highly complex organ that uses a balance of essential vitamins and minerals to function properly. If you want your body to perform at its best and help prevent neurological disorders, consuming the proper amount of vitamins such as thiamine, folic acid, and vitamin C is very important. Calcium, magnesium, and zinc are the main minerals that are very important for brain function.

Key Takeaways:

  • Nutritional deficiencies have been shown to contribute to the development of psychiatric disorders, age-related cognitive decline, and developmental disorders.
  • On the other hand, both human and animal studies show that increased intake of brain-supporting nutrients improve various aspects of cognitive functioning such as learning and memory.
  • Scientists don’t know what role zinc plays in the maintenance of brain health, but its deficiency is associated with different neurological and psychological impairments.

"Nutritional deficiencies have been shown to contribute to the development of psychiatric disorders, age-related cognitive decline, and developmental disorders."



Reference:

http://www.medicaldaily.com/6-vitamins-and-minerals-boost-brain-power-396091

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Back To Seeds: Let's Start An Epidemic Of Good Health
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Date: November 25, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Back To Seeds: Let's Start An Epidemic Of Good Health





You may have noticed the recent emergence of seeds on menus and in the organic food industry. This is because seeds pack a major punch when it comes to Nutritional value. All types of seeds, cereals, legumes, and nuts, are readily available and can easily be added to all sorts of recipes to boost Nutritional value and enhance taste.

Key Takeaways:

  • They are packed with proteins, vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and are also the best sources of healthy fats needed by the body.
  • Due to their antioxidants, a recent study showed sesame oil may help lower inflammation and improve brain health.
  • Adding an array of tasty seeds into daily cooking is an economical way of sneaking in an extra dose of nutrition without any fuss.

"Seeds are Nutritional powerhouses. They are packed with proteins, vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and are also the best sources of healthy fats needed by the body."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/back-to-seeds-lets-start-an-epidemic-of-good-health-1622205&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFmZmViMTExOGM5Mzg5YTQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHEzFF4jepyTTHUlCiOUlBnvG7P2g

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Vitamin B Complex Health Benefits, Deficiency Symptoms of Vitamin B Complex
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Date: November 24, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin B Complex Health Benefits, Deficiency Symptoms of Vitamin B Complex





Everyone knows that it's bad to have a deficiency in just about anything, and that especially includes vitamins. if your nutrition is off, that affects your entire body, and you're in for a really bad time -- but how do you know what you're deficient in and what that vitamin does for you? "Vitamin B Complex Health Benefits, Deficiency Symptoms of Vitamin B Complex" explores the symptoms of Vitamin B deficiency and the benefits of the vitamin itself.

Key Takeaways:

  • Some of the benefits of vitamin B complex supplements include increased energy, improved or more stable moods, healthier skin, hair and eyes. The vitamins are important for proper nervous system and immune system function.
  • The vitamins from the B complex are useful in the treatment of diabetes because they reduce the cholesterol and blood fat and they should be administered at all times. A person who has diabetes generally loses a large quantity of vitamins of the B complex when going to the bathroom to urinate.
  • Many of the nutrients in B-complex vitamins are present in the same food source. They are abundant in liver and yeast, notably in Nutritional yeast. Other natural food sources of vitamin B include bananas, potatoes, chili peppers, lentils, turkey, tuna, and tempeh.

"The vitamins from the B complex are useful in the treatment of diabetes because they reduce the cholesterol and blood fat and they should be administered at all times."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://infloria.com/vitamin-b-complex-health-benefits-deficiency-symptoms-of-vitamin-b-complex/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHK4dLWA9AHQYzQgBIPom1KGaWPRg

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Why Protein Curbs Your Hunger, and How it Can Help You Lose Weight
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Date: November 18, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Protein Curbs Your Hunger, and How it Can Help You Lose Weight





It has long been believed that protein-rich diets help us lose weight because it makes us feel fuller. New research is starting to show that the mechanism is more complex than that. Researchers believe that phenylalanine is the actual end-product that does the job. Phenylalanine is a product of the breakdown of protein-rich foods. It has been shown to trigger the release of hormones that stop feelings of hunger, such as leptin and GLP-1. While protein is what we need to eat to help us lose weight, it is actually the byproduct phenylalanine that does the work.

Key Takeaways:

  • New research provides insight into the muscle-building macro's ability to make you feel fuller longer and keep the pounds off.
  • Now, past research has proved protein-rich diets encourage weight loss by making people feel fuller.
  • simply adding more protein to your diet can aid in your efforts without a complete Nutritional overhaul.

"New research provides insight into the muscle-building macro's ability to make you feel fuller longer and keep the pounds off."



Reference:

http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/why-protein-curbs-your-hunger-and-how-it-can-help-you-lose-weight

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Healthy Pregnancy with Prenatal Vitamins
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Date: November 10, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Healthy Pregnancy with Prenatal Vitamins





Choosing the right prenatal vitamins are important to a healthy pregnancy. There are many choices on the market and this article gives you an easy choice to make when picking a prenatal vitamin that gives a mother the right amount of vitamins in an easy to swallow pill. You owe it to you baby to put in the best possible vitamins into your body that you can.

Key Takeaways:

  • calories seem to be the most important Nutritional factor in determining birth weight
  • it is important not to take too much of any vitamin during pregnancy as it could be harmful
  • A small sized pill makes for easier swallowing of vitamins, especially if nausea is an issue

"Experts recommend prenatal vitamins for expecting and lactating women. This recommendation is especially for those who do not consume an adequate diet, which some argue even if you eat very healthy you could still be lacking some key Nutritional needs."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://saferide4kids.com/blog/healthy-pregnancy-prenatal-vitamins/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGyXhyMhKBnB5gsPAQt2ihwKgCdNg

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How much protein you need a day
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Date: November 06, 2016 10:09 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How much protein you need a day



According to dietician Robbie Clark, there is a certain amount of protein that each person should consume each day. The amount does depend on several different factors, such as gender, age, weight, health status, and physical activity. The general rules are that women should have 0.75 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight and men should have 0.84 grams per kilogram of body weight. Children vary according to their age and weight, and pregnant women should have at least 1 gram per kilogram of weight. Physically active and elderly people require more protein than others.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you’ve been hitting the gym (well done, firstly) it's more than likely you've been on the receiving end of someone's unsolicted opinion on how much protein you need, when you should eat it and in what form it should be consumed.
  • There are multiple factors that play a role in determining how much protein you need in your diet.
  • The RDI is the amount of a nutrient you need to consume to meet your basic Nutritional requirements.

"There are multiple factors that play a role in determining how much protein you need in your diet."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/nutrition/nutrition-tips/this-is-actually-how-much-protein-you-need-a-day/news-story/713d7b98f68ba34bcdaaf2cf5e6b392a&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjBhMmIxOTgxN2IyMDM3NjI6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHYDavFkoRK-PSvqreFN0Ahd_uLKw


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Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
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Date: November 06, 2016 06:49 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiency



Vitamin B12 is important to your good health and overall well-being. If you are deficient in this important vitamin, there are a number of different signs that will alert you to the fact. It is important that you are aware of those signs and what to do if you are B12 deficient.

Key Takeaways:

  • Food products that come from animals are the only sources of the vitamin, so someone who follows a vegetarian or vegan diet would most likely need to supplement B12. It is also good to supplement if one has a diet that restricts the consumption of meat, dairy, eggs because of the relatively high levels of cholesterol and fat.
  • Some of these health issues are easily mistaken as symptoms of other diseases, such as diabetes. Others may be confused with common aging problems.
  • Many people are not very well educated about their Nutritional needs and the problems they may experience from various deficiencies.

"Since the best source of B12 is found in foods, eating more meat, eggs, dairy and especially poultry is a good choice. Poultry is relatively low in fat and cholesterol, so it is safer for those who are at risk for heart disease."



Reference:

http://www.worldhealth.net/news/signs-vitamin-b12-deficiency/


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US needs to stop sugar-coating research on nutrition
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Date: November 04, 2016 05:49 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: US needs to stop sugar-coating research on nutrition



Have you ever seen research on nutrition? Do you feel that they often sugar coat everything when it comes to the research? If you feel that way, you aren’t the only one. In the past after a report on sugar and its contributions to heart disease, school cafeterias changed the menus. Before that can happen again to prevent that from repeating, a few things have to change. To learn more about research on nutrition and how it affects you, read more here in the article.

Key Takeaways:

  • The tampering of this Harvard research paper impacted 50 years’ worth of research on heart disease and Nutritional science.
  • This transition contributed significantly to the current obesity problem, which costs over $100 billion in annual estimated health care costs.
  • The tampering of this Harvard publication reveals the damaging effects from industries meddling with scientific research.

"By pressuring universities to be transparent with the sources of their financial backers, and by increasing public funding for university-led research, I am confident that people will be able to once again deem scientific publications trustworthy."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.bupipedream.com/news/73958/sugar/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY3NzEzYzg1MjE0ZjUwYzU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGGCQTIpOSW7K-VSDhmcfn4xkiSDA


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The fantastic pumpkin seed
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Date: November 02, 2016 10:49 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The fantastic pumpkin seed

Mention pumpkin and you think Halloween jack o’lanterns. Come Thanksgiving or Christmas, it’s pumpkin pie. Or maybe pumpkin soup. Yet nobody talks of the two powerhouse Nutritional part of the pumpkin – pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil. From improving bladder function, easing arthritis to thwarting heart disease and providing anxiety relief, it’s the seeds where the magic of the pumpkin is.

Key Takeaways:

  • With Halloween around the corner, people will be carving pumpkins into Jack-o-lanterns
  • While most people only think of pumpkins on Thanksgiving or Halloween, the seeds of this fruit offer an impressive cocktail of health enhancing and disease fighting compounds
  • Among its unique multitude of health benefits, pumpkin seeds stand out for their ability to effectively treat an overactive bladder

"a condition characterized by a sudden urge to urinate that may lead to an involuntary loss of urine Researchers estimate that 16 percent of men and women suffer from overactive bladder symptoms such as urination urgency as well as frequent daytime and night urination."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.saipantribune.com/index.php/fantastic-pumpkin-seed/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGB2b3ERQb91MSNOO6G4Al543UJPw

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How Useful is Silica?
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Date: October 31, 2016 01:22 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: How Useful is Silica?

Lots of people presume that their hair loss and skin wrinkling is just since they are aging. As we age, we often likewise soak up less of the nutrients from our meals, making our Nutritional choices and supplements more essential. Silica is a mineral that becomes even more important to our wellness as we age, adding to a more vibrant look (by supporting collagen advancement) as well as ensuring the wellness of our skin and hair. Because of these and various other functions, we need to be looking at getting silica into our diet, or supplementing it, to make sure that we are getting enough.

Silica is a trace mineral-- you don't require a lot of it to be healthy. However, it's critical to the development of bones and joints, nails, skin and-- critically-- hair. Silica helps hair to grow both thicker and stronger. People report excellent outcomes with silica supplementation for some kinds of baldness. In the absence of various other wellness conditions that impact hair loss, people supplementing with bio-available silica may discover that hair will fall out less and look healthier. You might even experience better regrowth of hair.

The method with silica is to obtain it in your body in a kind that is "bio-available." Some inorganic kinds of silica could not be appropriately used. Preferably, you'll be getting silica in its colloidal kind, which is polymerized silicic acid. Some supplements will have this type of silica in a water-based gel, which can be taken orally.

You can likewise discover silica in your diet plan: however, you'll have to focus on certain plant foods to make sure that you are getting it. Excellent digestion is likewise vital. Vegetable sources of silica need orthosilicic acid to by hydrolyzed in the tummy so that it can be soaked up.

When absorbed by the body, silica (in its bio-available kind) contributes directly to the framework of the hair, guaranteeing better quality and stronger hair. You could eat meals that will provide even more silica to your body, in addition to taking supplements. Consider adding the natural teas horsetail or oat-straw to your daily beverages. You can likewise eat foods such as soybeans, wheat bran, brown rice and leafy vegetables to increase your silica. Where feasible, eat the least processed and a lot of healthy sources of these meals, and consume them in combination with various other minerals that help your body use silica, consisting of magnesium, potassium, and calcium.



References

https://chriskresser.com/nutrition-for-healthy-skin-silica-niacin-vitamin-k2-and-probiotics/
http://www.totaldiscountvitamins.com/product/34879/flora
http://www.healthyanswers.com/skin-health/2012/11/silica-can-it-really-make-your-skin-look-younger/

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What You Should Know About Omega-7
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Date: September 22, 2016 04:46 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: What You Should Know About Omega-7

The Sea Buckthorn has been a subject of amazement to the scientists in the recent months. What makes these shrubs so special is that they have the highest concentration of an unsaturated fatty acid known as Omega-7.  In fact, some experts believe that it has more health benefits than Omega-3.

Though its benefits are new to us, the Eastern medical system has relied on Omega 7 to treat stomach problems for a while. It's useful for maintaining the cardiovascular health, preventing heart diseases. Recent researches have shown that it can also help maintain healthy cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels.

Omega-7 is highly beneficial for skin, nails, and hair. It provides essential nourishment to skin and enables it to fight harsh conditions. It is also responsible for lubricating and enriching the mucous membrane, keeping the eyes watery and protecting them from small particles.

To sum it up, sea buckthorn can:

  • Improve Cardiovascular health
  • Improve Cholesterol
  • Improve Blood Sugar
  • Lubricate Mucous Membranes (eyes)
  • Enrich the Hair, skin and nails.

What is stopping you from adding this essential fatty acid to your diet?


References:

http://www.seabuckthorninsider.com/omega-7/sea-buckthorn-omega-7/

http://www.seabuckwonders.com/education/omega-7-health-benefits/

http://www.everydayhealth.com/heart-health/omega-7-the-new-healthy-fat.aspx
http://www.besthealthNutritionals.com/blog/2013/12/05/omega-7-benefits/

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Fight worms and fungus with black walnut
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Date: September 06, 2016 02:30 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Fight worms and fungus with black walnut

Black walnuts are an astounding super food with numerous health advantages. With research and modern science, some Nutritional elements have been discovered in black walnuts which make them efficient for multiple conditions.

Health Benefits

     These nuts contain an antifungal property which helps in treating ringworm, athlete foot including other fungal skin infections. The walnut powder can be smeared on the affected areas of the skin:

  •  Helps in treating other skin diseases such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis
  •  Treatment of cold sores, warts, and herpes
  •  It helps in reducing or stopping excessive sweating; they are thought to have an impact on overactive sweat glands and lessen the quantity of sweat produced.
  •  If you have sore throats, sores in the mouth and tonsillitis, gargle a mixture of black walnut extract and water to treat it.

Black walnut and Digestion:

     Black walnut hull tones and heals irritated intestines and recover the surrounding of the digestive track for efficient absorption and excretion.

     According to studies, cytotoxic compounds known as juglone have been found to be in black walnuts, and it contains an anti-cancer property which leads to the death of cancer cells.

     Black walnut extract aids in treatment of Candida yeast found in the body digestive system.

    Black walnut hulls, harvested green, are a renowned to lead in the prescription of pinworms, hookworms, tapeworms and other parasites in the intestines.


Refer to: http://superfoodprofiles.com/black-walnut-benefits-health

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The Manuka Honey Miracle: Giving rich benefits for many generations
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Date: September 03, 2016 11:35 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: The Manuka Honey Miracle: Giving rich benefits for many generations

Manuka Honey which is native to the Bees in Manuka Bush in New Zealand has become a leading name in the honey markets.  The chemical and Nutritional components bring many benefits and here are some of them:

  1. Improves Sleep
  2. Beauty Treatment and Health Booster
  3. Helps to tackle Allergies and Sinusitis
  4. Sore Throat and Immunity
  5. Gingivitis and Tooth Decay Solution


Manuka Honey holds many more benefits, and is considered medical grade honey.  Each batch is tested and certified to contain activity to fight what ales you.


References:

  1. https://draxe.com/manuka-honey-benefits-uses/

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What Exactly Do Friendly Bacteria Do In The Intestinal Tract?
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Date: December 07, 2015 01:04 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: What Exactly Do Friendly Bacteria Do In The Intestinal Tract?

Contrary to the popular belief that all bacteria are bad for your health, there are friendly bacteria that are very beneficial to your health. The friendly bacteria are mainly found in the colon, which is also known as the large intestine. The small intestine also has friendly bacteria. The first section of the intestine, the esophagus and the stomach are mostly bacteria-free due to the deterrent effect caused by the strong stomach acid as well as the high level of digestive enzymes in this areas.

The friendly bacteria that are found in the intestinal tract are very important to the human digestive system. They are responsible for producing enzymes that digest polysaccharides in plant cell walls. Some of the plant materials that you eat on a daily basis contribute to the fiber in your diet. The fiber is very important for a healthy colon. The enzymes that are released by the friendly bacteria usually make sure that most of the Nutritional value of the plant materials that you eat does not go to waste.

Digestive System

Some bacteria in the intestinal tract usually make vitamin K, which is necessary for the formation of new bone and blood clotting. They also make the vitamins from the B group. These types of vitamins are very difficult to get from the food that you eat every day. Attempts of humans to manufacture them have not been fruitful so far. The beneficial bacteria are also very helpful in stimulating the immune system and maintaining optimum pH. They may also help in digesting or breaking down hormones that are not required anymore, drugs, and environmental substances that carry the risk of causing cancer.

Friendly bacteria also prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the intestinal tract. When an ideal pH of the colon is maintained (which should be between 6.7 and 6.9), the growth of harmful bacteria such as shigella which causes diarrhea, salmonella which causes food poisoning, and e.coli which can cause kidney failure and intestinal disease is inhibited. The beneficial bacteria also produce volatile fatty acid which works together with other acids in the intestinal tract to suppress the survival of yeast (candida) and fungus.

Normalizing bowel movements is another function that the friendly bacteria play in the intestinal tract. They do this by decreasing the time that waste products usually take to move through the digestive system. They also aid in correcting diarrhea and stopping constipation. Good bacteria also stimulate the formation of antibodies that protect your body against infectious diseases. They make your immunity strong.

Another important thing that good bacteria do in the digestive system is removing toxic elements. They deactivate various organisms that are in food or produced by other organisms. This is mainly done by a bacterium called Lactobacillus acidophilus. The friendly bacteria are also instruments in reducing cholesterol, improving fat digestion by providing mobile acids, and protecting against cancer.

Gas problems are also eliminated by the good bacteria. They also sweeten your breath, which would be a foul-smelling waste if bad bacteria take over the intestinal tract. Production of lactase enzyme is another thing that good bacteria do. This enzyme is necessary for digesting milk and milk products when they get to the digestive system. Without it, allergies will be a sure thing.



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Reduce Caloric Intake with Xylitol
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Date: December 01, 2015 01:33 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Reduce Caloric Intake with Xylitol

Xylitol is a natural sweetener which was discovered long back in 1891 but since 1960s it is used as a good alternative for refined sugar to sweeten a number of edible products. It reduces caloric intake and the chances of cavities in your dental line. But before discussing the benefits of this alternative sweetener you should know the harms of white sugar on your health which compelled people to adopt it as an effective alternative.


Harmful Effects of Refined Sugar on your Health

Sugar is a kind of drug that contains additive chemicals but no Nutritional value. Most of the people use it in their day-to-day life due to its addictive properties. According to various health experts white sugar affects your brain like cocaine. In fact, the added sugar in your day-to-day diet can be the single item that is most unhealthy for you. Most people eat it as they are ignorant about the harmful effects of white sugar on their health. It has been proven that white sugar can;

  • Cause fluctuation in the effect of blood sugar
  • Increase the risk of diabetes, heart problems and obesity
  • Interfere in the functioning of your immune system
  • Cause deficiency of chromium that regulates your blood sugar
  • Speeds up aging
  • Cause decay your teeth
  • Cause gum problems which can cause heart disease
  • Affect the cognition and behavior of the children
  • Increase stress
  • Replace important nutrients.

After realising the harmful effects of white sugar on their health many people have started to adopt alternative sweeteners like Xylitol etc. to replace white sugar and protect their health from its ill effects.


What is Xylitol?

Xylitol is a natural product which is produced by human body in normal metabolic conditions and is also found in various vegetables and fruits like fibrous vegetation, hard wood trees and birch etc. It is produced commercially from these fruits and vegetation plants due to the quantity of sucrose and sweetness it provides without giving unpleasant aftertaste and increasing calories. When you eat Xylitol it gives cooling sensation in your mouth.


How it replaces sugar effectively?

Xylitol has been approved to be used in various oral health and pharmaceutical products like cough syrups, lozenges, chewable pediatric multivitamins, mouthwashes and toothpastes etc. It is also permitted to use in various food items like hard candies, chewing gums and gum drops etc.


Benefits of Xylitol as alternative sweetener

Xylitol is good in taste without any unpleasant flavour. It can be used in same quantity as in sweetness it is equal to sugar. Helps in reducing the chances of cavities in your teeth and reduces the formation of plaque in your teeth. Xylitol also helps in repairing damaged enamel of your teeth by increasing the flow of saliva. It provides 2.4 calories per gram which is about 1/3 of the calories provided by same amount of white sugar.


Most of the healthcare providers advice it as a useful alternative to sugar to their diabetic patients. Thus, Xylitol can be used as an effective alternative to white sugar to reduce the chances of a number of health problems caused by the later one.


References

https://www.atkins.com/how-it-works/library/articles/10-ways-sugar-harms-your-health

http://authoritynutrition.com/xylitol-101

 

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Should I Be Taking DHEA?
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Date: August 31, 2015 10:23 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Should I Be Taking DHEA?

Formally known as the 5-Dehydroepiandrosterone, DHEA is actually a steroid hormone secreted by the human brain, gonads as well as the adrenal glands, the glands that sit just on top of any person's kidneys.  Besides, being secreted by the gonads and also the human brain, DHEA is also beneficial in the formation of crucial reproductive hormones, like testosterone along with estrogen.


Should I Be Taking DHEA?

DHEA was found in the mid 1930's yet really grew up in the 1950's when it had been found that maturing patients experienced decreased levels in their circulatory system. It had been thought before that DHEA supplement projects may help battle the maturing process.  There's a reasonable bit of level headed discussion on the point in the matter of regardless of whether DHEA is helpful. One point is sure on the other hand, DHEA is a denied substance in for all intents and purposes of all games associations. Associations from baseball to the Olympics have established that DHEA is unworthy for the members.

Fundamentally, DHEA supplements are thought to effectively lessen weight. They typically measure in putting away fats in the body and keep those extra calories away.  As a general rule, majority of "work out" supplements comprise of DHEA in their components. Apart from this, DHEA also advances the glucose to parts where it is required, thus bringing about a fitter and healthier body.

DHEA supplement is truly a sort of steroidal hormone, it's got a huge part in the body's safety.  Boosting the invulnerable framework is another prize that you can get from DHEA dietary supplements as these are known not the human body's capacity to shape significantly more antibodies that may battle off disease and tumor bringing about cells

The huge expansion of optional medications cannot be compared to the extraordinary properties of DHEA.  While it is genuinely made in the whole body.  The maturing process is inevitable to the human body, however, DHEA slows down the aging process.  This also helps in conditions in the heart, kidneys, and pancreas.

Given that DHEA is a steroidal hormone, it plays an important role in the body's susceptibility to antibodies.  This improves the body's energy to fight contamination and malignancy in cells.  Likewise, it has been watched how Nutritional supplements containing a DHEA fixing could incredibly help people who may have high dangers of getting osteoporosis.  This truly is as a consequence of straightforward reality that DHEA supplement could support the calcium levels inside of the bones.

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Wheatgrass - A Superfood To Improve Your Energy Levels
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Date: August 15, 2015 01:52 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Wheatgrass - A Superfood To Improve Your Energy Levels

The most nutritious of all cereal grasses is wheatgrass.  It is richest in nutrients when it is grown in clean soil and just before the development of its stem. The most interesting factor is that it does not contain gluten. This article aims to list some of the health benefits of wheatgrass and how it can boost energy levels.)

Wheatgrass contains over 90 minerals including Mg, Ca, Na, etc. It has a rich concentration of alkaline minerals.  It contains a number of enzymes such as Lipase (splits fat), Amylase (helps in digestion), Protease (helps to digest protein), and Transhydrogenase (strengthens the heart muscle,etc. , among others).

Wheatgrass contains high doses of vitamin C, almost twice the amount of Vitamin A as in carrots and a full complement of B vitamins.  A teaspoon of wheatgrass powder is Nutritionally equivalent to 50 g of spinach salad and supplies an equivalent amount of energy.  Wheatgrass contains 19 amino acids.


Benefits of Taking Wheatgrass

Containing a high number of enzymes vitamins and minerals, it boosts vitality and energy levels. It enhances detoxification and aids in maintaining the correct acid-alkaline base in the body. The high vitamin content helps to increase endurance and stamina levels in the body. Chlorophyll contained in the wheatgrass works to increase production of hemoglobin in the body. With increased blood circulation, the body’s metabolism is improved with increased energy levels. Chlorophyll also serves to alkalize the blood. This slows down aging, increases energy levels, and slow down/prevent degenerative diseases such as arthritis and gout.

The B vitamins and iron in wheatgrass reduce tiredness and fatigue and give way for a more energy in their place. The quick and easy absorption of wheatgrass also contributes to effective assimilation of the nutrients that it contains in the body.

Wheatgrass

Wrapping up, wheatgrass is one of nature’s most nourishing superfoods that you can lay your hands on.


References

https://www.nutrifiz.co.uk/10-benefits-wheatgrass-drinks-revealed/
http://www.bestorganicwheatgrass.com/faq/
http://thechalkboardmag.com/50-reasons-to-drink-wheatgrass-everyday
http://superfoodking.hubpages.com/hub/How-Wheatgrass-can-improve-your-energy-levels
http://liveenergized.com/alkaline-diet-resources/wheatgrass-health-benefits/Read More

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What Are Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) And What Herbs Contain Them?
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Date: July 21, 2015 08:53 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: What Are Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) And What Herbs Contain Them?

Glycosaminoglycans refers to a linear unbranched polysacharide chain molecule composed of disaccharides repeats with a high negative charge due to the presence of Uronic acid components and sulfate esters with some hydoxyl (OH) groups as part of its structural components. They have varying molecular size and sulfation depending on the tissue they are located on and their state. They function to attract cations and maintain the hydration of the extracellular membrane (E.C.M).

Glycoaminoglycans are classified into different groups based on different categories which include; glycosidic linkages in their structure, type of the sugar moiety, sulphate groups numbers and the location of the sulfate groups. Based on this various classification categories six major groups of GAGs exists, namely; heparin, hyaluronan, dermatan sulfate, heparin sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, and keratan sulfate.

GAGs have a high solvation degree and and are as well highly viscous. This is beneficial to the body in that it helps to cushion and lubricate various connective tissues and body joints respectively. It therefore protects an individual from joint pains due to poor lubrication of the joints causing the bone to slide over each other. They also form the building blocks of proteoglycans which are the major building blocks of the extracellular matrix. Due to this property they are vital in determining the cellular activities such as cell division because the cell division machinery has to attach itself to the extracellular matrix before the division process is initiated. Some body tissues such as the nerve cells and the muscle cells require continuous cell division to replace worn out cells for the normal functioning. This means that structural deformities in the extracellular matrix will hinder the division process to occur and is most likely to lead to some neurodegenerative complexions.

Recent studies have linked GAGs to play a role in the cell biology of cancer.They have been established as the key macromolecules affecting cell properties and functions through interaction with key growth factors or by acting directly as receptor molecules. Through this it has been findings they play a vital role in the cell signaling process thus playing a role in the cancer disease progression.Heparin and heparin sulfate have been indicated through studies to have anti-tumor effects by preventing the process of angiogenesis which is the first step in cancer metastasis.Some have been associated with anti-coagulant properties.

Seaweed

Therefore GAGs are important molecules which play a vital role in protection against various forms of cancers. GAGs aremostly obtained from animal sources. The animal sources include shark fish and ray skeletons. Plants are also sources of GAGs, however their digestion by the human system is not possible. Seaweed is one herb that is rich in GAGs. However as earlier explain the digestion of the sea weed by the animal digestive system is quite a challenge. It is therefore recommended that we eat foods rich in proteins, and carbohydrates which can be used to synthesize GAGs in the body.

In summary, GAGs are heteropolymers which acts as the building blocks of the extracellular matrix in animals. The body has the ability to synthesize GAGs naturally hence Nutritional supplement is required for the body to obtain key components necessary for the synthesis.
links

http://www.medicine.tcd.ie/physiology/assets/docs/lecturenotes/ND/HHD/JF/PG1006/PG1006%20Lecture%207%20The%20Extracellular%20Matrix%20%5B1%5D.pdf www.Glycosaminoglycans.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24862153
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What are the Health Benefits of Beta-Glucans
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Date: December 22, 2014 04:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What are the Health Benefits of Beta-Glucans

mushroom beta-glucan

What are Beta-glucans?

Beta glucan is a biological response modifier that Nutritionally activates the immune response through the Dendritic, Macrophage and other immune cells to produce various therapeutic effects.

Beta-glucans are sugars found in the cell walls of algae, fungi, lichens, bacteria, yeasts, and plants, such as oats and barley. They can be use as medicine.

Benefits of beta-glucan

Beta-glucans are use for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and high cholesterol. Beta-glucans are also use for boosting the immune system in people whose body defenses have been weakens by emotional or physical stress, chronic fatigue syndrome or by treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation. Beta-glucans are also used for ulcerative colitis, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, aging, H1N1 flu, Lyme disease, allergies, fibromyalgia, ear infections, rheumatoid, asthma and crohn's disease.

Beta-glucans is applied to the skin for wrinkles, dermatitis, burns, eczema, bedsores, radiation burns, wounds and diabetic ulcers.

Beta-glucans can be given by injection into the muscle or intravenously to boost the immune system in people with HIV/AIDS and related conditions and to treat cancer. Beta glucans are also given intravenously to prevent infection in people who have undergone surgery.

Beta-glucans can be given by subcutaneously for reducing the size of skin tumors or for treating them.

In the food industry, beta-glucans are used as an additive in products such as cheese spreads, frozen desserts, salad dressings and sour cream.

Adding beta-glucans to your diet either in form of foods that contain the compound or in form of food supplements plays a significant role in boosting your immune system to help your body fight diseases.

How does beta-glucans work?

When taken by mouth, Beta-glucans lower blood cholesterol by inhibiting the absorption of cholesterol from food in the intestines and stomach. Beta-glucans stimulate the immune system by increasing chemicals that prevent infections when given by injection.

Studies by leading scientists and medical experts have shown that Beta-glucans act as immunomodulator agents by triggering events that regulate and increase the efficiency of the immune system. Beta-glucans stimulate the activity of immune cells that attack and ingest invading pathogens.

Immune cells such as Macrophages release cytokines that are chemicals that enable immune cells to communicate with each other. In addition, Beta-glucans increase the activity of white blood cells that bind to viruses or tumors, and release chemicals to destroy it. Beta-glucan is a biological response modifier that Nutritionally activates the immune response through the Dendritic, Macrophage and other immune cells to produce various therapeutic effects.

The potential side effects of Beta-glucan when taken by mouth are unknown. When used by injection, Beta-glucans can cause fever, pain at the injection site, chills, vomiting, headache, nausea, dizziness, rashes, diarrhea, back pain, joint pain and low blood pressure.

Where does Beta-glucan come from?

The body does not produce Beta-glucan naturally; you can only get it from outside sources such as shiitake mushrooms, baker’s yeast and cereal grains such as wheat, oats, barley and rye.

The most potent form of beta glucan is extracted as a purified isolate from the yeast cell wall of Baker's yeast with harmful yeast proteins removed by a process that prevent clumping or reaggregation after exposure to water during digestion. Research has shown that Beta- glucan is a safe and potent immune potentiation isolate.


URL references

  1. http://www.rxlist.com/beta_glucans/supplements.htm
  2. http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=104429
  3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17895634
  4. http://www.healthline.com/health/beta-glucan-heart-healthy

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Why Should I Take Wheat Grass Liquid Concentrate?
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Date: December 10, 2014 11:03 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Should I Take Wheat Grass Liquid Concentrate?

wheat grass

What is a wheat grass

Wheat grass has been the buzzword for health over the past few years, with health buffs and experts praising the benefits of consuming the organic wonder product. The cotyledons of the wheat plant “Triticum aestivum” are what make wheatgrass. It is being marketed and sold in juice or powder concentrate form, and is served to consume in fresh or freeze-dried form.

Wheat grass benefits

The health benefits of this wonderful plant food are numerous- it contains amino acids, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals and dozens of enzymes that our body needs. Wheatgrass is advertised as a Nutritional supplement to provide blood, metabolic and digestive balance. In this article we will focus on the benefits of drinking wheatgrass liquid concentrate everyday for the improvement of our health.

Wheat grass concentrate

The powerful wheat grass concentrate is a great source of protein in the form of polypeptides and has all the essential amino acids our body needs. With its high chlorophyll constituent, as it is the lifeblood of plants and a direct product of sunlight, wheat grass contains antibacterial and healing properties, which is exactly what our cells need to thrive, cleanse, and build the blood. This is why it is used for its therapeutic effects making the body recover faster from ailments and disease. It works by delivering oxygen to the blood which is beneficial because the brain and body tissues performs at their optimum level when in an environment that's highly-oxygenated, leading to overall good health. The chlorophyll's high magnesium content is also known to aid in fertility.

This liquid concentrate is packed with nutrients equivalent to five pounds of raw, green organic vegetables, all in just two ounces of juice. It is higher in vitamins A and C than what you would get in a serving of carrots or oranges, and has a full spectrum of B vitamins as well, and a balanced ratio of calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and phosphorus altogether. Wheat grass contains enzymes that detoxify the body, especially the blood and liver, neutralizing harmful pollutants like heavy metals and toxins that enter the body, which could be stored in tissues and organs, therefore cleansing the body from head to toe. This juice is also a resource of life-force energy that gives one renewed spiritual effects on his inner being. It battles premature aging and it keeps the hair from graying out making you look younger. Not only does it boosts the immune system by giving strength, vitality and endurance, but has wonderful effects on the body. It can cure acne and may help remove scars left if drank regularly for a few months. It acts, as a natural deodorizer hence can be a body deodorant. It can prevent tooth decay and even soothe toothaches and sore throat. It aids in skin problems like psoriasis or eczema. It helps in achieving regular bowel movement. It is gluten-free. Taking wheat grass liquid concentrate has no reported side effects or toxic in any amount given to either humans or animals, mainly because it is at its finest and most natural form, making it the ideal supplement to take nowadays.

References

  1. http://hippocratesinst.org/living-food/benefits-of-wheatgrass
  2. http://thechalkboardmag.com/50-reasons-to-drink-wheatgrass-everyday

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Can Low Selenium Affect Thyroid Functions?
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Date: August 08, 2014 10:01 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Low Selenium Affect Thyroid Functions?

human thyroidWhat is thyroid glands

Human thyroid glands are small glands with a very important function. The major function of thyroid glands is to regulate body metabolism.

There are two main hormones produced by thyroid glands; thyroxin (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). The secretion of these 2 hormones is based on the feedback mechanism of hypothalamus and pituitary glands. These hormones influence every body cells- they control the rate at which your body accumulates and uses fat, help to regulate body temperature and also heart rate. In addition, thyroid glands produce calcitonin, a very important hormone that regulates the amount of calcium in the body. There are the major types of thyroid diseases, Thyroid cancer, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism and Benign disease. But what is the role of selenium in thyroid functions?

Selenium deficiency

Selenium deficiency is not common in healthy adults, but it is common in people with digestive disorders causing low absorption, or those with severe inflammation arising from chronic infection. Research shows that low selenium does not cause illness by itself, but due to its role in immune functions, it makes a body susceptible to biochemical, Nutritional and infectious diseases.

But this does not mean that selenium has no direct influence on thyroid functions. Adequate selenium supports the production of thyroid hormones, protects thyroid glands from the adverse effects of excess iodine in the body, and will also improve body metabolism.

selenium foodsImportance of selenium

Selenium is very important and it is always healthy to ensure your normal selenium level. For example, selenium supplements are used to treat autoimmune thyroid condition. Studies have found that selenium supplementation lowers thyroid inflammation. These findings are backed by the fact that selenium increases thioredoxin reductase and glutathione peroxidase activity, and also lowers the toxic concentration of lipid hydro peroxides and hydrogen peroxides which results from the production of thyroid hormones.

Selenium prevents thyroid tissue damage. Selenium is very important because it lowers the level of thyroid peroxides in the blood. In addition, selenium is vital for conversion of T4 to T3. T3 is the active form of thyroid hormones. Low T3 causes hypothyroidism.

How to obtain selenium?

If you think your body is deficient of selenium, it is good to seek medical care immediately. Thyroid glands are very important for the body functions. Selenium supplement is a good solution to thyroid function. But long term use of selenium supplement would cause other complications such as white blotchy nails, hair loss, gastrointestinal upsets, fatigue, irritability, garlic breath odor, and mild nerve damage. In addition, very high selenium in the body may cause hyperthyroidism. In addition, clinical test for use of selenium supplements has found that it predisposes users to the risk of prostate cancer. Though this has not yet been proven. This makes selenium rich foods the best way to increase the level of selenium in the body. Some of the food rich in selenium includes; crimini mushrooms, shrimp, tuna, cod, scallops, chicken, halibut, salmon, shiitake mushrooms, brazil nuts, lamb eggs, and turkey. Brazil nut is particularly very rich in selenium, taking one or two in a day will significantly improve the selenium level and also boost your immune system.

Is selenium important for thyroid function?

Yes, selenium level is very important and low selenium.

References

  1. http://chriskresser.com/selenium-the-missing-link-for-treating-hypothyroidism
  2. http://www.wellnessresources.com/health/articles/seleniums_vital_role_in_thyroid_hormone_function/

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