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Can an Apple a Day Keep COPD Away? VitaNet, LLC Staff 2/27/17
How much turmeric should you actually be taking? VitaNet, LLC Staff 2/24/17
8 foods ALL men should be eating and even steak's on the menu VitaNet, LLC Staff 2/15/17
Natural homemade toothpaste heals cavities while whitening teeth VitaNet, LLC Staff 2/4/17
Health Benefits Of Peppermint | Best Health And Food Tips VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/31/17
Simple Clever Ways To Clear Clogged Arteries Research VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/31/17
Use essential oils for bone aches and inflammation VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/29/17
Eat Peppers, Live Longer? VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/24/17
The 10 superfoods that will rid you of cellulite VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/24/17
Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin C VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/20/17
Science-Backed Health Benefits of Cinnamon VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/12/17
4 foods that can help you to improve your arthritis symptoms VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/4/17
How to eat to get lean VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/4/17
Best Vitamins and Minerals for Hair Growth VitaNet, LLC Staff 12/9/16
Outsmart the food companies to become a savvier eater VitaNet, LLC Staff 12/6/16
Vitamin B Complex Health Benefits, Deficiency Symptoms of Vitamin B Complex VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/24/16
How To Make Warm Cayenne Pepper Tea To Reduce Inflammation VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/22/16
Does eating fat make you fat? This physician says no VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/9/16
Kava Roots Helps Those Suffering From Anxiety Darrell Miller 9/21/16
Cayenne, circulation and your health Darrell Miller 9/15/16
Botanical benefits buchu leaves Darrell Miller 9/7/16
Importance of Antioxidants and How Can We Get Them from Various Foods Darrell Miller 12/18/15
A Simple Thing As Taking A Breath Causes Us To Age Darrell Miller 11/22/15
Can Peppermint Tea Sooth An Upset Stomach? Darrell Miller 8/3/15
How Can I Tell If Im Lacking Silica In My Diet? Darrell Miller 6/16/14
Goji Berries And Health. Darrell Miller 3/25/14
Benefits Eucalyptus Oil-Discover Its Amazing Power In Healing Different Health Problems Darrell Miller 2/17/14
How vitamins help lower blood pressure naturally Darrell Miller 12/8/13
How vitamins help lower blood pressure naturally Darrell Miller 12/8/13
Discover the Wonders of Essential Oils Darrell Miller 11/15/13
Keeping your body alkalized Darrell Miller 11/10/13
All that you may need to know about antioxidants Darrell Miller 11/5/13
LUTEIN Darrell Miller 10/22/13
Black pepper extract - Bioperine Darrell Miller 12/21/12
The Role of Vitamin C in Boosting Immunity in Children Darrell Miller 12/21/12
What Is Kava Root? Darrell Miller 12/19/12
Kava root and its health benefits Darrell Miller 10/18/12
What Are Benefits of Goji Berries Darrell Miller 8/12/12
Herbs that Support Healthy Vision Darrell Miller 5/21/12
Chaste Berry a Women Herb Darrell Miller 2/8/12
Raspberry Ketones can help you in losing Weight Darrell Miller 2/7/12
Benefits Of Zeaxanthin Darrell Miller 2/7/12
Bioperine Promotes Maximum Absorption Darrell Miller 2/6/12
The Benefits of Stevia for Diabetics Darrell Miller 2/5/12
Why Is Capsicum Cayenne Good For The Heart? Darrell Miller 12/27/11
What Makes Curamed such a good Pain Remedy? Darrell Miller 10/24/11
How Much Fiber Is In A Tomato And Its Health Benefits? Darrell Miller 10/18/11
How Much Turmeric Should Be Taken For Alzheimer's? Darrell Miller 10/5/11
What is Bioperine and How Does It Help with Absorption of Vitamins Darrell Miller 4/21/11
Why Should I be Using a Natural Mouth Wash? Darrell Miller 3/18/11



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Can an Apple a Day Keep COPD Away?
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Date: February 27, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can an Apple a Day Keep COPD Away?





Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for everyone and may even help current and former smokers avoid chronic lung disease, a new investigation reveals. Apples, pears, green leafy vegetables and Peppers appear to offer protection against COPD, said researchers led by Joanna Kaluza, of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Poland.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for everyone -- and may even help current and former smokers avoid chronic lung disease
  • regardless of smoking history those who ate five or more servings of certain fruits and vegetables a day were 35 percent less likely to develop COPD
  • not all fruits and veggies were deemed protective

"Smoking is the main risk factor for COPD."



Reference:

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=201860

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How much turmeric should you actually be taking?
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Date: February 24, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How much turmeric should you actually be taking?





A person might wonder how much turmeric they should actually be taking. Around 500 milligrams of curcuminoids a day is a good wellness dose for keeping inflammation away and promoting good gut health. It needs to be combines with Pepper though, so your body absorbs it better. Health is the name of the game here.

Key Takeaways:

  • Curcumin is the most important part of the turmeric herb.
  • Curcumin is difficult to absorb, so pairing it with black Pepper helps aid absorption.
  • A balanced diet is just as important as getting a proper dose of anti-inflammatory curcumin everyday.

"Food and beverage manufacturers are savvy—they know consumers are on the lookout for new ways to get their turmeric, which is why the buzzy ingredient is starting to pop up in more products."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.wellandgood.com/good-food/turmeric-anti-inflammatory-dosage/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGZpb6i-pDFHhZkN77WbA4q6kVmNA

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8 foods ALL men should be eating and even steak's on the menu
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Date: February 15, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 8 foods ALL men should be eating and even steak's on the menu





Men should eat more oily fish like fresh salmon, tuna and trout, which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These fats cut the risk of heart disease. Red Peppers are a great source of vitamin C, which men need if they are trying to have a baby. Red kidney beans, a rich source of fiber, should be on the diet, too. Fiber helps in digestion and cuts the risk of heart disease, diabetes and high cholesterol

Key Takeaways:

  • Try eating one or two servings of oily fish each week either as grilled fillets or even dips such as smoked mackrel plate.
  • Some researchers suggest omega 3 and vitamin D may help relieve the symptoms of depression.
  • Try eating a rainbow of foods each day and including one serving of red coloured vegetables or fruits.

"Try eating one or two servings of oily fish each week either as grilled fillets or even dips such as smoked mackerel pate."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3957226/The-8-foods-men-eating-good-news-steak-s-menu.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGp-CpVe76hbcv3VIUDvZmIVeWsuQ

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Natural homemade toothpaste heals cavities while whitening teeth
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Date: February 04, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Natural homemade toothpaste heals cavities while whitening teeth





There are over 500 different microorganisms in our mouths, says Saveyoursmile.com. One of the most prolific, known as streptococcus mutans, is the one that causes all that sticky plaque. In the last 7000 years, a wide variety of substances have been utilized to get rid of it. The Eqyptians created a tooth cream by “mixing powdered ashes of oxen hooves with myrrh, burnt egg shells, pumice, and water.”

Key Takeaways:

  • The plaque creating streptococcus mutans bacteria can literally be starved to death by xylitol.
  • Baking soda is helpful especially if you have stains on your teeth, as it can help remove discoloration, according to Newhealthguide.org.
  • Peppermint essential oil can help reduce anaerobic bacteria, which, if they proliferate, can cause gum disease.

"Oral health is so important to your overall health and self esteem."



Reference:

http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-01-26-natural-homemade-toothpaste-heals-cavities-while-whitening-teeth.html

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Health Benefits Of Peppermint | Best Health And Food Tips
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Date: January 31, 2017 06:13 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health Benefits Of Peppermint | Best Health And Food Tips





There are many health benefits to Peppermint. It helps people with their digestion. It can help relieve painful gas as well. It is also a great cold and flu remedy. It kills bacteria and viruses. It is also great for your skin and protects away from cancer. These are just some of the amazing benefits that Peppermint offers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUtywb1iKWI&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Peppermint oil calms the stomach and aids digestion.
  • Peppermint oil helps with colds and flu.
  • Peppermint oil has been shown to prevent cancer in animals.

"Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint."

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Simple Clever Ways To Clear Clogged Arteries Research
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Date: January 31, 2017 04:40 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Simple Clever Ways To Clear Clogged Arteries Research





7 Simple Ways to Unclog Your Arteries Naturally ... to prevent and in some casesreverse the #1 cause of death in the modern world? Statistically, atherosclerosis (the progressiveclogging of the arteries) is the #1 killer on the planet. ... Here is the peer-reviewed, publishedresearch proving the fact:. 21 Foods That Naturally Unclog Arteries - Natural Living Ideas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jl2E7UayEU&rel=0

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Key Takeaways:

  • Turmeric. Turmeric is another spice that can help treat clogged arteries and make your heart healthy and more functional. ... Cayenne Pepper.
  • One of the best vegetables for clearing arteries, asparagus is full of fiber and ...Studies have shown that the daily consumption of avocado result in
  • earn how to naturally reverse hardened arteries. ... Many studies show that the damage caused by high blood sugar — from eating too much sugar and grains — scars the insides of the arteries

"There are natural ways to help treat clogged arteries and make your heart healthy and more functional."

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Use essential oils for bone aches and inflammation
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Date: January 29, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Use essential oils for bone aches and inflammation





Many adults suffer from arthritis, and most of them do not know what to do to deal with it. There are many ways to limit the pain, but a natural cure may have been found. Essential oils and aromatherapy may be able to lessen the pain that is associated with arthritis.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many essential oils have overlapping effects, so you can either choose the oil that you best like the smell of (or that is least expensive or easiest to find), or you can combine multiple oils to boost their effectiveness, or both.
  • Eucalyptus oil is a natural topical analgesic, which is why it is included as an ingredient in many medicated chest and muscle rubs. Part of its painkilling power may come from its effect of dilating blood vessels and increasing circulation — which also promotes the body’s natural healing processes.
  • Peppermint oil contains menthol, another common ingredient in medicated chest and muscle rubs. Menthol and other Peppermint oil components are anti-inflammatories, thus helping bring down the pain and swelling associated with arthritis.

"One of the best essential oil treatments for arthritis is a full-body bath soak."



Reference:

http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-01-24-use-essential-oils-for-bone-aches-and-inflammation.html

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Eat Peppers, Live Longer?
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Date: January 24, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eat Peppers, Live Longer?





Everyone knows that eating healthy can make your life better. What most people do not realize is that the food you eat can affect your life span. A new study is looking at Peppers and says they can do just that, extend your life. It is not completely understood yet, but add them to your diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eating hot chili Peppers may help you live longer.
  • After controlling for age, sex, smoking, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and other health, diet and behavioral characteristics, they found that those who reported eating hot Peppers had a 13 percent reduced risk for dying early.
  • Still, they write, capsaicin, the substance that gives Peppers their punch, has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that may be linked to disease prevention.

"Eating hot chili Peppers may help you live longer."



Reference:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/17/well/eat/eat-Peppers-live-longer.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

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The 10 superfoods that will rid you of cellulite
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Date: January 24, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The 10 superfoods that will rid you of cellulite





No matter what size you are cellulite is a common problem - in fact it affects between 80 and 98 per cent of women, according to experts. There are some foods that you can eat and drink to help you get rid of this. Peppers are a good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin C is the perfect cellulite buster. Drinking green tea alongside a healthy balanced diet may speed up your metabolism and even support weight loss.

Key Takeaways:

  • It doesn't matter if you're overweight or super skinny, chances are you have a bit of cellulite.
  • It's a common problem - in fact it affects between 80 and 98 per cent of women, according to experts.
  • And while there's no miracle cure, what you eat and drink can help to get rid of those pesky dimples, according to one nutritionist and weight loss expert.

"Vitamin C is the perfect cellulite buster, as it is a critical nutrient involved within the formation of collagen."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-4127202/The-10-superfoods-rid-cellulite.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZjNGVlYTM1NDU3YmZmOGU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHEAYRrPG74ORf6UncGl03iWZQQfQ

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Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin C
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Date: January 20, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin C





To help give your immune system enough strength to protect you from the sniffles and sneezes, start with vitamin C-rich foods.The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says: Vitamin C helps the body repair and grow tissue. Vitamin C helps the body absorb a type of iron. Besides citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruit, strawberries and kiwis also are good sources of vitamin C. Vegetables such as green and red bell Peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and tomatoes all contain vitamin C. To reap the greatest benefit, enjoy these fruits and veggies soon after purchasing.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin C aids the body's immune system
  • It helps repair the body 's tissues
  • it can be found in citrus fruits and other vegetables

"Vegetables such as green and red bell Peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and tomatoes all contain vitamin C."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://thehealthcast.com/nutrition-vitamins/health-tip-get-enough-vitamin-c/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFuVB4O-0XHaJ9zhP2mMTomPFuDfA

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Science-Backed Health Benefits of Cinnamon
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Date: January 12, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Science-Backed Health Benefits of Cinnamon





When it comes to cinnamon in general there are many different benefits that it has to offer overall. Some of the science backed health benefits of cinnamon include protecting against cancer, healing wounds, having an improved learning potential, helping against Alzheimer's disease, weight loss, reduction in diabetes, as well as a few other health benefits in general.

Key Takeaways:

  • Some of the spices that have been used for many years also have significant health benefits, and cinnamon is no exception.
  • Cinnamon is a significant source of cinnamaldehyde, a compound that could protect against colorectal cancer.
  • The combination of cinnamon and Peppermint essential oils has been found effective against antibiotic resistant bacteria, and also aids in cellular growth.

"Cinnamon is a spice that has been used to flavor foods for hundreds of years. The spice is used more in desserts or bakery, but it is also an ingredient in various main dish recipes."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.worldhealth.net/news/science-backed-health-benefits-cinnamon/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFlMTFjYzBlYzAwOTU4NjY6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEmQhn71BhRSg30uGYo6-6xzXs3eQ

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4 foods that can help you to improve your arthritis symptoms
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Date: January 04, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 4 foods that can help you to improve your arthritis symptoms





Arthritis symptoms can be improved by consuming more Omega-3, Vitamin C and Vitamin D. Omega-3 can be found in foods such as salmon and flaxseed. Vitamin C can be found in food such as strawberries and bell Peppers. Vitamin D can be found in foods such as fortified dairy products and eggs.

Key Takeaways:

  • There is no magic diet that can completely eliminate your arthritis. You need to add specific foods into your balanced diet and regular exercise.
  • Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, anthocyanins, and vitamin D and C can help you to improve your arthritis symptoms.
  • If you simply focus on exercise without the balanced diet that you need, you will not see much success. Diet is a very important part and it matters.

"Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory effect and it can help you to reduce inflammation which will in turn reduce arthritis flareups."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://info-europa.com/uncategorized/4-foods-that-can-help-you-to-improve-your-arthritis-symptoms/98958&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHusQTmz-suWdzcbwW4WB_zA04f7w

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How to eat to get lean
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Date: January 04, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to eat to get lean





Do you love food but want to lose some inches off your waistline? Let me tell you, this is the article for you. Whether you want to lose fat or build muscle, this article will provide you some insight as to how to accomplish your goals without sacrificing your love of food.

Key Takeaways:

  • Drink water like a fish. Drinking water is associated with faster fat loss and decreased hunger. Even a small level of dehydration can decrease physical and mental performance.
  • Multiply your current body weight in pounds by 10. That is the healthy calorie deficit for most moderately active guys.
  • A study last year in PLOS Medicine found the most beneficial vegetables for weight loss were the non-starchy kinds such as lettuce, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, spinach, Peppers, and tomatoes.

"We’re going to shoot it straight: Cutting calories is going to really suck for the entire first week."



Reference:

http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/how-eat-get-lean

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Best Vitamins and Minerals for Hair Growth
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Date: December 09, 2016 08:59 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Best Vitamins and Minerals for Hair Growth





For healthy hair growth, be sure you are getting enough vitamin C, B vitamins such as Biotin (also known as Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H) and Niacin (Vitamin B3). Foods such as sweet red Peppers, guavas and dark green leafy kale contain very high amounts of Vitamin C. Foods such as the dark leafy green Swiss chard, carrots, and nuts including almonds and walnuts, are all naturally high in Vitamin B7. Niacin (Vitamin B3) is found in fish such as tuna and salmon, poultry (chicken and turkey), roasted peanuts and mushrooms.

Key Takeaways:

  • Without enough vitamin B-12, your energy levels will suffer; bone health can be negatively affected if calcium levels are inadequate; your immune system can’t be strong without adequate selenium.
  • Adequate vitamin D is important for preventing hair loss, especially in women. In one study, females who experienced female pattern hair loss also had low levels of vitamin D.
  • Vitamin A deficiency accompanies a host of serious health consequences. Though rare, this deficiency also leads to dry hair, which is one of the first indications that you’re not getting enough vitamin A.

"Everything your body does is fueled by nutrition. Without enough vitamin B-12, your energy levels will suffer; bone health can be negatively affected if calcium levels are inadequate;"



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/vitamins-and-minerals-for-hair-growth/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNECAY0zWZlweISCkmjxM5boPCTk6w

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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



Reference:

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

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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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How To Make Warm Cayenne Pepper Tea To Reduce Inflammation
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Date: November 22, 2016 04:59 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How To Make Warm Cayenne Pepper Tea To Reduce Inflammation





Cayenne Pepper has taken the front seat in health news recently. The list of health benefits for this natural remedy is extensive and includes things such as helping with inflammation, digestive issues, and migraines. It is believed that the capsaicin in cayenne Pepper is responsible for its wonderful effects, and some experts recommend drinking a cup of cayenne Pepper tea every day. It’s a simple recipe of boiled water, cayenne Pepper, and lemon.

Key Takeaways:

  • While American health practitioners have used cayenne Pepper for a number of years, it was not until a weight loss diet called the Master Cleanse came about that things really heated up.
  • According to anecdotal evidence, cayenne Pepper tea is very effective in improving circulation, stimulating digestion, alleviating pain and soothing stomach issues.
  • The subject of scientific interest even as far back as 1919, capsaicin is the compound in cayenne which gives it that characteristic heat we all know and (sometimes) love!

"The benefits of cayenne are surprisingly wide-ranging. What’s more, cayenne Pepper is one of the few natural remedies to actually receive substantial scientific research."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.thealternativedaily.com/cayenne-Pepper-tea-for-inflammation/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFIsHVTKHaIc917wxu25s2wNEKk_A

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Does eating fat make you fat? This physician says no
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Date: November 09, 2016 04:54 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Does eating fat make you fat? This physician says no





One big myth surrounding weight loss is that in order to lose weight, you must not eat any fat. However, that is not the case. Mark Hyman says that dietary fat, like those found in avocadoes, actually helps cut fat, and even goes to say that all calories are not the same. Healthy fats can also speed up metabolism and cut cravings. Hyman suggests consuming foods such as spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, and Peppers along with up to six ounces of protein.

Key Takeaways:

  • "The misinformation that has been pushed on our population by the food industry and our government, which is that all calories are the same - that's true in a laboratory, when you burn them," Hyman said. "It's not true when you eat them."
  • In a blog post on his website last year, Hyman compared the effects of consuming 750 calories of soda vs. 750 calories of broccoli, pointing out the many adverse effects of the former, including an insulin spike, which increases the storage of belly fat. In our conversation, he noted, "Fat, on the other hand, does not raise insulin."
  • What healthy fats can do, Hyman wrote in his forthcoming book, "The Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook," is "shut down cravings, speed up metabolism" and "help prevent and reverse heart disease, not cause it."

""The misinformation that has been pushed on our population by the food industry and our government, which is that all calories are the same - that's true in a laboratory, when you burn them," Hyman said. "It's not true when you eat them.""



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.omaha.com/livewellnebraska/nutrition/does-eating-fat-make-you-fat-this-physician-says-no/article_dc0b686a-a139-11e6-a1bc-1f3340b19a50.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY3NzEzYzg1MjE0ZjUwYzU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHgcAxerkA5N1emhd7ojAUK9WfBUA

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Kava Roots Helps Those Suffering From Anxiety
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Date: September 21, 2016 05:25 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Kava Roots Helps Those Suffering From Anxiety

Anxiety is a common mental disorder. Many treatment and preventive tips are available for these illnesses. For those who want to avoid prescription drugs, consider trying kava root as an alternative.

Kava is a shrub used in cooking and flavoring in many countries. It has a Peppery taste and, in fact, has been considered to be a close relative of black Peppers. In the Pacific region, kava root is extracted and widely used as a beverage. The psychoactive effects of the kava plant are imparted by its active component known as kavalactone.

 Kava Root has been used for:

  •  mental clarity
  •  better sociability
  • reduce anxiety.

Another common uses of kava root is for the improvement of sleep quality and pattern, and the relief of general body malaise, asthma attacks, insomnia and menopausal symptoms.

In many countries, kava is more popularly used  to ease symptoms of anxiety, stress, as well as depression. Many individuals reported that they have experienced a euphoric, calming effect after consuming kava root extract. It is also claimed to cause a feeling of wellness, focused mind and more relaxed muscles. Clinical experiments show that kava is highly effective in preventing anxiety attacks and exacerbation of depression.

Kava has been reported to be safe and not addictive to its users when used as directed.

Look for kava root in capsule, tablet, powder, or liquid forms at your local or internet vitamin store. Always choose name brands to ensure quality and purity of the product you purchase for consumption. Read the label and make sure it contains at least 30% kavalactone.


References

 www.healthline.com/health/anxiety/kava

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130513095750.htm

https://www.konakavafarm.com/.../how-can-kava-help-with-anxiety

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Cayenne, circulation and your health
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Date: September 15, 2016 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Cayenne, circulation and your health

Cayenne Pepper is a medicinal herb famous for its sharp Peppery smell and hot taste. Its therapeutic property makes it an effective ingredient in the treatment of various health conditions which include poor blood circulation.

When it comes to effective blood circulation by herbal remedy, cayenne stands out of the crowd as the best blood circulation stimulant. When a part of the body is ill, there's a decrease in blood flow to that part of the body.

It is suggested by some herbalist that a quarter-teaspoon should be taken three times daily or create a poultice using cayenne and place it on external troubled body area.

Spice up your life and cardiovascular system with cayenne!


Reference:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/216455-how-to-use-cayenne-Pepper-to-improve-blood-circulation/

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Botanical benefits buchu leaves
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Date: September 07, 2016 05:52 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Botanical benefits buchu leaves

Giving off a sweet, Peppermint fragrance, buchu or Agothosma Betulina has been part of the indigenous culture and heritage of South Africa for more than three centuries. Its earliest documentation dates back to 1652 when the Khoisan bushmen first introduced this versatile plant to the Dutch colonists.

Today, it is a well-recognised culinary leaf-spice commonly featured on the menus of top South African restaurants. But apart from its contemporary culinary uses, did you know that it is chock-full of health benefits too?

This herb contains antibacterial, antifungal and antispasmodic properties, providing relief to pre-menstrual cramping and bloating. What’s more, these unassuming leaves have also been used in Western herbal medicine to relieve inflammation, treat kidney, urinary infections, used as a diuretic, as well as a stomach tonic. Like many natural diuretics, buchu doesn’t seem to lower potassium levels like some drugs do.

It is no wonder the early Khoisans championed this healing herb as an elixir of youth!


References:

  1. https://www.drugs.com/npc/buchu.html
  2. http://skintreatmentz.blogspot.com/2015/08/buchu-didnt-know-these-7-awesome-health.html
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agathosma_betulina
  4. http://www.health24.com/Diet-and-nutrition/Beverages/The-health-benefits-of-buchu-tea-20130708
  5. http://www.herbal-supplement-resource.com/buchu-herb.html

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Importance of Antioxidants and How Can We Get Them from Various Foods
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Date: December 18, 2015 04:29 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Importance of Antioxidants and How Can We Get Them from Various Foods

Antioxidants, also known as anti-oxidation agents, are nutrients that help reduce the harmful effects of oxidants in the body. We all know that our body cells need oxygen for energy and growth. As our body cells use oxygen to create energy and sustain life, free radicals are released in the process as a byproduct. Antioxidants help combat the damage caused by oxidation.

If you have ever left a slice of apple in open air, you must have seen that after some time the flesh of the fruit turns brown. This is a result of oxidation. However, if you apply a little lemon juice on the slice, and then leave it in open air, the apple slice will remain white. This is because of the antioxidant present in lemon juice. Similarly, the antioxidants present in the food we consume do the same thing, neutralizes the free radicals, and thus keeps our cells protected. Studies have proven that people who consume antioxidant-rich food are at lower risk of developing many diseases, including cancer. Thus, it is very important for you to include these important nutrients in your everyday diet.


Foods Rich in Antioxidants

These important nutrients exist in many foods, and you can easily get them through a well-balanced diet. Nutrients having antioxidant benefits include vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, beta-carotene, and manganese. A large group of phytochemicals also works as antioxidants.

  • Vitamin C

One of the richest sources of vitamin C is sweet red Peppers, and one single cup of these Peppers can provide you 190 mg or 200 percent of your required daily intake. You can enjoy 100 percent of your daily intake from a single cup of green Peppers, orange juice, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli. One cup serving of cauliflower, cantaloupe, tomatoes, grapefruit, blackberries, and raspberries offers 32 percent of women’s and 25 percent of men’s suggested daily intake.

  • Vitamin E

The richest source of vitamin E includes hazelnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, pinto beans, peanuts, and vegetable oils like canola, corn, and safflower oil. 1 cup of cooked beans, 1-tablespoon vegetable oil and a one-ounce serving of seeds and nuts, offers 2 – 7 mg of vitamin E. These make 13 to 47 percent of your suggested daily intake. Certain vitamin C rich foods also fulfill 10 percent of your daily-required intake of vitamin E including blackberries, raspberries, broccoli, tomatoes, and sweet Peppers.

  • Phytochemicals

Phytochemical antioxidants like carotenoids, resveratrol, and flavonoids can easily be identified because of the pigments they offer to the vegetables and fruits, like orange, red, yellow, purple and blue colors. Purple and dark blue fruits include blackberries, blueberries and grapes, and these are rich in resveratrol. Carrots, pumpkin, tomatoes, oranges, and red Peppers are rich in carotenoids, which offer them a shade of red, orange, and yellow. Dark greens, particularly leafy greens, are rich sources of antioxidants, but the presence of green chlorophyll hides the other colors.

  • Other sources

Dark chocolates are rich in flavonoids, but to enjoy the benefits you need to opt for those that have cacao solids. Milk chocolates and white chocolates do not offer flavonoids. Wine, tea, and coffee are also sources of flavonoids. You can find selenium in beans, nuts, and animal products like milk, beef, pork, chicken, and fish. The best sources of manganese are nuts, pineapple, beans, sweet potatoes, and brown rice.

Cacao

References

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/antioxidant-rich-foods-list-of-antioxidants-in-food.html

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/natural-sources-antioxidants-8024.html

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/antioxidants-how-they-work.html


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A Simple Thing As Taking A Breath Causes Us To Age
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Date: November 22, 2015 05:28 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: A Simple Thing As Taking A Breath Causes Us To Age

We are often told that stress level accelerates the process of aging. But, is there any kind of scientific evidence to prove this perception? Some of the results of scientific studies have already suggested that, oxidative stress has a negative impact on both physical and emotional health.

Breathing oxygen leads to the formation of ROS or reactive oxygen species within the body, which is essential for the cellular signaling process. Aerobic metabolism results in the generation of small amounts of ROS and free radicals. This is necessary for the normal functioning of the human body. But, there is a specific reason for which the ROS carry negative connotations. Whenever our body’s antioxidant defense mechanism malfunctions, the balance between oxidant and antioxidant gets spoiled. The circulative level of ROS moves out of control and causes a disturbance in the redox signaling and control and further damages the macromolecules, cells and tissues. The DNA damage response is a hierarchical procedure.

It has been widely recognized that, oxidative stress is one of the primary factors, which makes the aging process faster.

Best Anti-Aging Diet

What you eat has a great impact on how you are feeling and how you are aging. If you eat right, it will contribute to a great extent to keep your skin young and healthy. Antioxidants help stop unstable molecules from damaging healthy cells. You will get antioxidants in colorful fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, blueberries, leafy greens, dark red tomatoes, etc. So, your goal is to consume at least half plates of fruits and vegetables in each of your meals.

Vitamin C, zinc and beta carotene are three main antioxidants, which protects the eyes from macular degeneration and poor vision. Dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, mustard greens, spinach and collard are great sources of these nutrients. Foods like oranges, corns and Pepper also help to keep your eye healthy. Vitamin C is also beneficial for the skin. Some studies have also suggested that, daily consumption of yellow and green vegetables helps lessen the wrinkles of the skin.

Resveratrol is another powerful antioxidant, which is highly present in grapes and red wine. It not only lowers the aging process, but, also lowers the chances of cancer and heart disease. Studies have also revealed that, nuts are rich sources of unsaturated fats. They are also great sources of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals like antioxidants. Thus, it helps to keep the skin healthy and young.

Beans and lentils are great sources of fiber and plant-based protein. They are very beneficial for protecting you from early aging. So, you can easily consume them instead of red meat, which have saturated fat and are not great for your heart.

Dairy products like low-fat milk, yogurt, etc. are also great options for slowing down your aging process. If you do not eat dairy, you can replace them with soya milk, almond milk or cereals.

Try out these antioxidant rich foods and stay young for many years to come. Antioxidant Supplements are also available in the market.

References

http://www.brunswicklabs.com/blog/default-blog/oxidative-stress-effects-on-lipids-proteins-and-dna

http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/healthy_aging/7_anti_aging_superfoods

http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/features/anti-aging-diet?page=2


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Can Peppermint Tea Sooth An Upset Stomach?
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Date: August 03, 2015 08:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Can Peppermint Tea Sooth An Upset Stomach?

Almost everyone has experienced upset stomach at some point in life. There are various possible causes of upset stomach including food and drink, lifestyle factors, and medical issues.


Food and Drink

Upset stomach often results from the food or drinks that we take.  According to C. Health (2015), upset stomach might result from food poisoning.  For example, food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or parasites can cause upset stomach or vomiting.  Overeating and drinking can also lead to upset stomach.  C. Health (2015) warns that if an individual drinks or eats too much, he/she can get upset stomach or indigestion.  Similarly, some types of foods such as fatty, greasy, or spicy food, can cause upset stomach.

Lifestyle

Upset stomach can also result from a number of lifestyles including emotional stress, eating too fast, or smoking (C. Health, 2015).  The other possible lifestyle causes of upset stomach include too much alcohol or caffeine.

Medical Reasons

There are various medical problems associated with upset stomach. These include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or intestinal infections (C. Health, 2015). The other possible medical causes of upset stomach include lactose intolerance or ulcers.


There are various treatments for upset stomach. These include Peppermint tea.


Peppermint Tea

Peppermint is a common flavoring for tea and toothpaste (UMMC, 2015). Peppermint tea helps to soothe upset stomach in various ways.

Peppermint Tea

Indigestion

Peppermint tea calms stomach muscles and improves the flow of bile that helps in digestion of fats (UMMC, 2015). As such, food passes through the stomach more quickly. However, it is not advisable to use Peppermint if the indigestion symptoms result from GERD.

Bloating

Peppermint tea relaxes stomach muscles thus allowing digestive gas to pass.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Peppermint tea treats irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) including, diarrhea, pain, bloating, and gas. UMMC (2015) found that patients who took Peppermint flavored tea 3 to 4 times daily for one month rarely experienced upset stomach.


Overall, Peppermint kills some types of viruses, bacteria, and fungi implying that it has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. UMMC (2015) asserts that the main ingredients of Peppermint include menthol and methyl salicylate which have calming effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, Peppermint tea can soothe upset stomach.


References

C. Health. (2015). Digestive health. Retrieved from, http://chealth.canoe.com/channel_section_details.asp?text_id=5293&channel_id=1017&relation_id=76888

University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). (2015). Peppermint. Retrieved from, http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/Peppermint#ixzz3hn1seQSm

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How Can I Tell If Im Lacking Silica In My Diet?
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Date: June 16, 2014 11:53 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Can I Tell If Im Lacking Silica In My Diet?

silica plantUses of silica

Our body requires the mineral silica for it to function normally. The body uses this mineral together with calcium for growing and maintaining of strong bones. Silica is also a very strong anti-aging mineral and plays a big role in the prevention of osteoporosis (a condition in which bones become very fragile and likely to fracture). It also contributes to the strength, flexibility and integrity of connective tissues such as the ones found in bones, skin, nails and blood vessels. It is also important for the growth of the skin, hairs and fingernails. It also helps in the healing process, as it is an integral part of the immune system. It is also a vital component of the teeth whereby it strengthens the enamel hence preventing problems such as gum recessions and bleeding gums. We therefore require silica daily due to its many important functions in the body.

Silica deficiency

There are some symptoms of silica deficiency that will indicate you are missing it in your diet. These include poor formation of bones, osteoporosis, formation of wrinkles, and aging of the skin, brittleness of both finger and toenails and thinness of hair. The main symptom of this deficiency is sensitive to cold, meaning that you will feel cold even in the hottest summer days.

Foods rich in silica

Fibrous foods are the richest in this important mineral. Such foods are Peppers, celery, potatoes, carrots, cereals, beets and unrefined grains. Other sources of the mineral are apples, almonds, raw cabbage, pumpkins, peanuts, honey, fish, cucumber, cherries, cons and raisins. Absorbing silica from foods is always difficult and that why it is important to consume these foods in large quantities. Grains have been shown to consist the highest level of absorbable silica.


It is very important to ensure your diet includes foods rich in silica. This is because it performs many functions in the body and its deficiency can pose many health problems.

 

Sources

  1. http://www.smartpublications.com/articles/the-nutritional-solution-for-healthy-shiny-hair-and-nails-revealed
  2. http://www.mineral-deficiency.net/silicon-deficiency
  3. http://dr.willard.com/blog/2011/03/silicon-what-is-it-good-for-and-why-do-our-bodies-need-it/

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Goji Berries And Health.
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Date: March 25, 2014 08:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Goji Berries And Health.

goji berriesWhat is goji berries

The Goji berry is also called the wolfberry. Today, a huge number of individuals have recognized its health profits and are currently taking it to harvest with the greatest characteristics out of it. The tree has grown foods is recognized to hail from Solanaceae family that incorporates tobacco, potato, stew Pepper and eggplant. These berries are more well known in China as it is the nation of its root. Its medicinal properties were distinguished long time back and the nation has been utilizing it as a helpful fixing in a large portion of their fabricated solutions.

Characteristics of goji berries

Goji berries are generally red in color and its size fluctuates from 1-2 cms, and holds 10 to 60 seeds in it. These berries have the maturing period from the month of July to October.

Benefits of goji berries

Goji berries are likewise utilized within sustenance things as a result of its solid supplements and are celebrated as a longevity fruit on the grounds that it is profoundly nutritious. They are well referred to for its solid fixings, for example, vitamins and minerals that help in lessening glucose level. It conveys high amassing of calcium, potassium alongside other suitable fixings, for example, zinc, iron, riboflavin, vitamin C, beta carotene, zeaxanthin and selenium. Given the recuperating properties of goji berries, they are known for improving the human invulnerable framework, liver working, and visual perception. It is likewise very convenient in giving alleviation to skin illnesses, for example, aggravation and skin infections. Goji berries are likewise utilized as crude nourishment and additionally handled in type of goji powder, Wanbao tea, and dry goji and Ganoderma tea.

In case you are searching for a master excellence medicine; goji berry items can revive your skin, and make it seem impeccable and wonderful. Goji berry items are utilized within form creams, skin creams and other home grown excellence items. In this way, given the unfathomable utilization of goji berries in solutions, sustenances and magnificence items, it is undoubtedly a suitable products of the soil with an extensive variety of medicinal and mending properties.

The best characteristic of the Goji berry items is that there is no reaction in its normal admission. Utilizing goji berry items day by day as a part of the manifestation of powder and juices can keep you sound and increment your lifespan.

Numerous health specialists and restorative experts have demonstrated the profits of goji berries and have begun prescribing it to their patients. It is viewed as an aggregate health answer for individuals of all age groups.

 

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Benefits Eucalyptus Oil-Discover Its Amazing Power In Healing Different Health Problems
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Date: February 17, 2014 06:32 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Benefits Eucalyptus Oil-Discover Its Amazing Power In Healing Different Health Problems

What is eucalptus

eucalyptus leavesEucalyptus oil originates from the Eucalyptus tree, which develops characteristically in Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia and parts of the Philippines. With more than 700 types of Eucalyptus, numerous sorts are developed everywhere throughout the world. Eucalyptus oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the tree, and is utilized as a part of various sorts of items for numerous diverse purposes. It has a mint-like quality that makes it well known for sweet, throat drops, toothpaste, and some hack medications, particularly those for ache alleviation. Notwithstanding that, it has bug repellent lands that make it an extraordinary characteristic alternative for open air utilization

Health benefits of eucalyptus

The Eucalyptus globulus -the most usually discovered key oil, has an empowering however extremely solid aroma. It is useful for respiratory issues, lessening bodily fluid film swelling and irritation, and for calming sore muscles, rheumatism, migraines and anxious depletion. It is broadly utilized as a part of business cool cures and arrangements for mitigating throbbing muscles.

Eucalyptus radiatahas - has a lighter aroma than globulus, however has the same valuable impacts. Since its aroma is 'softer', it is simpler to breathe as it is less inclined to trigger the hack reflex. This key oil is therefore generally the favored decision for utilization in aromatherapy. Moreover, it has antifungaland antiviral lands, along these lines is a great decision for diffusing in air to help counteract the spread of influenza and colds

Eucalyptus oil is regularly blended with other sorts of oil to join the medicinal qualities. The point when this happens, substances in Eucalyptus oil respond with those other oils to help ache diminishing qualities and also joint firmness, other arthritis manifestations, frosty side effects, and contaminations. It's most valuable when blended with Tea Tree oil, mint oils, for example, Spearmint or Peppermint and Vanilla. It's now and again blended with lemon for hack and cool results and for skin provision, it might be blended with Olive oil or another "transporter" oil to convey the Eucalyptus oil to the underlying tissue.

Eucalyptus citriodora - the eucalyptus aroma is fresher and also has a citrussy aroma. E citriodora has great air-refreshing lands and,also have antifungal lands.

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How vitamins help lower blood pressure naturally
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Date: December 08, 2013 11:20 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How vitamins help lower blood pressure naturally

Blood Pressure

Blood pressure can be described as the force of blood as it goes through or pumps in your blood vessels while circulating throughout your body. Those who have narrow arteries normally have a higher blood pressure, because the blood needs to be pumped much harder through their smaller passage-ways. Generally, high blood-pressure is usually caused by too much exercise or stress, but there are some people who may have chronic high blood-pressure. High blood-pressure symptoms can include; headaches, dizziness, and sometimes even nosebleeds. There are situations when there are no any symptoms and you won't know you've any problem until you get a stroke or have a heart attack, and this is why it's important for you to get your blood pressure checked regularly.

Below are some vitamins one can use to naturally lower their blood pressure:

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat soluble which works primarily in body fat tissues. It prevents the LDL cholesterol and also prevents the build up of any plaque on your body's arteries. It can at times be quite toxic if you take too much of it, the recommended amount is only up to 5,000-IUs a day.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C will help in lowering and controlling your body's blood pressure in many ways. It will reduce the generation of all free radicals which can damage the artery walls. It will also help in fixing any damaged blood arteries, and will help elevate the levels of the HDL-cholesterol. If you happen to suffer from high blood-pressure, you should take a minimum of about 2,500-milligrams of vitamin-C every day. Vitamin C rich-foods can include; Oranges, red bell Peppers, grape fruit,spinach, and tomatoes.


Vitamin E
Vitamin E will reduce the risk of suffering from heart disease and will also lower your blood pressure. Vitamin E will help protect your arteries from all effects of the LDL cholesterol. It's the most active anti-oxidant in the body. It's recommended you take up to 800 international units (IUs) of all natural vitamin E every day if you have a high blood pressure and want to lower it.


References:

  1. http://www.ehow.com/about_5415684_natural-vitamins-high-blood-pressure.html
  2. http://www.ehow.com/about_5208471_vitamins-high-blood-pressure.html

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How vitamins help lower blood pressure naturally
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Date: December 08, 2013 10:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How vitamins help lower blood pressure naturally

Blood Pressure as Described

highblood pressureBlood pressure can be described as the force of blood as it goes through or pumps in your blood vessels while circulating throughout your body. Those who have narrow arteries normally have a higher blood pressure, because the blood needs to be pumped much harder through their smaller passage-ways. Generally, high blood-pressure is usually caused by too much exercise or stress, but there are some people who may have chronic high blood-pressure. High blood-pressure symptoms can include; headaches, dizziness, and sometimes even nosebleeds. There are situations when there are no any symptoms and you won't know you've any problem until you get a stroke or have a heart attack, and this is why it's important for you to get your blood pressure checked regularly.

Below are some vitamins one can use to naturally lower their blood pressure:

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat soluble which works primarily in body fat tissues. It prevents the LDL cholesterol and also prevents the build up of any plaque on your body's arteries. It can at times be quite toxic if you take too much of it, the recommended amount is only up to 5,000-IUs a day.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C will help in lowering and controlling your body's blood pressure in many ways. It will reduce the generation of all free radicals which can damage the artery walls. It will also help in fixing any damaged blood arteries, and will help elevate the levels of the HDL-cholesterol. If you happen to suffer from high blood-pressure, you should take a minimum of about 2,500-milligrams of vitamin-C every day. Vitamin C rich-foods can include; Oranges, red bell Peppers, grape fruit,spinach, and tomatoes.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E will reduce the risk of suffering from heart disease and will also lower your blood pressure. Vitamin E will help protect your arteries from all effects of the LDL cholesterol. It's the most active anti-oxidant in the body. It's recommended you take up to 800 international units (IUs) of all natural vitamin E every day if you have a high blood pressure and want to lower it.

References:

  1. http://www.ehow.com/about_5415684_natural-vitamins-high-blood-pressure.html
  2. http://www.ehow.com/about_5208471_vitamins-high-blood-pressure.html

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

What are the Source of Essential Oil

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

What are the Benefits of Essential Oil

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

What Essential Oil to use When Relaxing

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

When Having Nasal Problem 

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

How to Improve Skin Health

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

Reference: 

http://www.aromaweb.com/essentialoils/

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Keeping your body alkalized
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Date: November 10, 2013 09:46 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Keeping your body alkalized

alkalineAbout is Alkaline

Keeping Your Body Alkalized is a term used commonly to refer to maintaining acid-alkaline balance. With the right PH balance, your body will always be in good health. In order to enjoy optimum health, your body needs to have an equal amount of both acidic elements and basic (alkaline) elements.

What Are the Benefits of Alkaline?

There is the mostly asked question- Can You Fight Disease by Keeping Your Body Alkalized? The answer is yes. Basically, PH has its main impact on the body enzymes. Enzymes can only function properly if the level of PH is right, otherwise, the body will be too weak to protect itself from diseases. In some worst scenarios, if the enzyme activity cannot take place anymore, a condition called acute acidosis, then one may be faced by a critical medical condition. If not handled immediately, the situation might lead to death.

Having excess of either can bring devastating impacts. For example, if your body has large volumes of acidity, then you might suffer from serious fatigue, arthritis or eczema. For you to eliminate such a condition, you need to consider one of the following diet tips or lifestyles to alleviate your overall health and maintain your body alkalized.

  • Eat diets rich in alkaline foods — fruits such as bananas, grapes, and apples boost on alkaline nutrients hence lowering acidic levels in your body.
  • Increase vegetable consumption — basically, most vegetables are alkaline foods. You should include Peppers, mushrooms and onions in your diet.
  • Reduce intake of acid forming foods — most food stuffs are composed of acidifying elements such as proteins, sugars and cereals. Other common acidifying stimulants that should be avoided include tobacco, coffee and alcohol. All these lead to acidification of the body compounds.
  • Drink - an average of 1.5 liters of alkaline water. It will help in flushing out all the toxic components in your body as well as neutralizing acidity in the blood to keep it alkaline.
  • Exercises — such as aerobic activities are alkaline inducing. Ensure that you go for walks, jogging and other exercises to keep your body healthy.

Reference: 

  1. www.goarticle.com

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All that you may need to know about antioxidants
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Date: November 05, 2013 10:00 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: All that you may need to know about antioxidants

 antioxidant foodsAll that you may need to know about antioxidants

Oxidants are elements whose main role is to protect your cells from the harmful effects of free radicals. Free radicals, on their part, are molecules that may be produced by the body when it breaks down food. These molecules may also be produced when your body is exposed to environmental factors like tobacco smoking and radiation. It is worth noting that free radicals have the ability of wrecking damage to cells and causing such diseases as cancers and heart complications. Over the years, studies have consistently revealed that diets high in antioxidants are essential in preventing diseases like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular diseases.

Main Source of Antioxidant

The main source of antioxidants is fruits and vegetables. Amazingly, all foods rich in antioxidants are high in fiber, low fat, and are also excellent sources of important vitamins and minerals. It is also important to add that fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants have bright colors, including purple, yellow, red and orange.

Type of Antioxidant

The five main types of antioxidants are beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, Zinc, and selenium. Others are lucopene and lutein. Beta-carotene (and other carotenoids), can be derived from a long list of fruits and vegetables. Some of these are asparagus, apricot, broccoli, water melon, sweet potato, kale, mango, turnip and peaches.

Vitamin C, as a major and critical antioxidant, can be obtained from kiwi, broccoli, honeydew, kale, orange, papaya, nectarines, strawberries, and snow peas among others.

Vitamin E, another major vitamin antioxidant, can be derived from spinach, red Peppers, sunflower seeds, papaya, pumpkin and carrots among others.

Zinc and selenium are other antioxidants that are essential in maintaining overall body health and boosting the immune system. Common sources of zinc include red meat, poultry, oysters, dairy products, and whole grain foods. Selenium, on the other hand, can be obtained from foods such as tuna, nuts, whole grains, and beef.

Fact About Antioxidant

The most important fact to realize is that popular sources of antioxidants are fruits and vegetables. Where possible, these foods should be eaten raw or steamed. Boiling will do more harm than good.

References:

  1. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/antioxidants-your-immune-system-super-foods-optimal-health

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LUTEIN
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Date: October 22, 2013 11:51 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: LUTEIN

LUTEINluteinfruit

Lutein is referred to as an antioxidant carotenoid which is simply a pigmented nutrient that is. How does Lutein helps the eyes. Lutein is responsible for the yellow colours found in fruits and vegetables. It is present in high quantities in leafy green vegetables such as kale, spinach, corn, orange juice, grapes, broccoli and yellow carrots and is dark in colour. Lutein is obtained by animals either directly or indirectly from plants and employed by them as an antioxidant and also for absorption of blue light. Each and every individual was born with a certain amount of lutein in your eye but it is not produced in the body.

Where is lutein found in the body

The region of the retina responsible for central vision is called the macula. This area is sensitive to blue light and upon exposure to too much light can cause damage to the eyes. Lutein helps to protect this damage by filtering blue light before it can cause damage to the macula.

Also it is evident that lutein in food protects against cataracts as well as macular degeneration that are the common eye disorders. Lutein together with another carotenoid called zeaxanthin form the yellow pigment found in the retina and absorbs blue light that is a harmful component of the sunlight. Lutein is also may help protect carotid arteries found on the neck from clogging which is an indication of atherosclerosis that is a disease that leads to heart attacks.

Conclusion

If you do not eat properly, the amount of lutein in the eyes may deplete as you age. Your body doesn’t make lutein therefore it is recommended that you replace this through eating fruits and vegetables that are good sources of lutein. You can also get zeaxanthin in oranges, orange bell Peppers, honeydew melon and also corn. Lutein and zeaxanthin works together and can also be found in egg yolks. Therefore to maintain that good vision always eat lots of fruits and vegetables and they will boost your vision.

References:

http://www.bausch.com/en/reference/lutein for eyes/

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Black pepper extract - Bioperine
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Date: December 21, 2012 01:52 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Black Pepper extract - Bioperine

Perhaps the biggest question that goes through our mind on the mention of the phrase black Pepper extract is what the benefit of black Pepper extracts is. Piperine is the active ingredient of black Pepper extract. Used together with other natural nutritional supplements, Piperine not only enhances absorption but also bioavailability.

Going back to history, black Pepper helped a great deal in shaping the development of the modern world medicine. Ayurvedic medicine that dates back to 6,000BC, used this extract to enhance digestibility. The internal heat generated by consumption of the Pepper positively influences the ability of the body to absorb nutrients. As a matter of fact the one's nutritional status is not only dependent on what one eats but in his or her ability to absorb as well as transform nutrients into forms that are usable by the body. For maximum benefits it is important that Black Pepper extract (Piperine) is taken a couple of hours after meal.

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The Role of Vitamin C in Boosting Immunity in Children
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Date: December 21, 2012 11:34 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Role of Vitamin C in Boosting Immunity in Children

For a growing child, having a good immune system is very important to fight the disease causing bacteria and viruses. Parents need to realize the importance of boosting the immune system of their kids and start taking the steps required for boosting the immune system.

Role of Vitamin C in boosting the children's Immune system

In order to develop a strong immune system, children should be given foods that are rich in Vitamins, minerals and Iron. Among the different vitamins, Vitamin C is the one that plays a vital role in developing the immune system. As the Human body doesn't produce Vitamin C internally, it is very much essential for children to consume foods rich in Vitamin C. This vitamin is water soluble in nature and any extra Vitamin C that is not absorbed by blood would get released from the human body in the form of urination.

Research

Various research studies have proven the positive role of Vitamin C in protecting the body against respiratory infections such as sore throat and common cold. Researchers have also found evidence  Vitamin C protect against pneumonia. Currently research is going on to prove the positive impact of Vitamin C in curing heart diseases. Harvard medical school has also started research on this aspect and they are trying to extend the research to find out whether Vitamin C supplement has the capability to prevent diabetes.

Sources of Vitamin C

Fresh fruits and vegetables contain a significant percentage of Vitamin C. Fruits like Oranges, Lemon, Grapefruit and berries like strawberries and blueberries are rich sources of Vitamin C. Vegetables like Potatoes, red Pepper, turnip greens and Broccoli also contain a significant amount of Vitamin C. In addition to fruits and vegetables, Vitamin C supplements are also available in the form of chewing tablets and energy powder. There are also supplements that contain Zinc, Iron in addition to Vitamin C. Zinc and Iron actually enhance the effectiveness of Vitamin C in improving children's immune system.

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What Is Kava Root?
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Date: December 19, 2012 03:53 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Is Kava Root?

Kava root or piper methysticum is a kind of shrub that can be found all throughout the South Pacific islands. Locally called as kava kava, this plant is a close relative of black Pepper. Its shrubs have woody roots or rhizomes that contain medicinal properties. People in the South Pacific islands use kava mainly during traditional ceremonies and they have been using this herb as medicine for centuries already.

Traditionally, kava is prepared as a tea or an intoxicating ceremonial beverage. But nowadays, it now comes into several forms such as capsules, extract forms, liquids, tablets, and even topical creams. One of the main benefits of kava is that it promotes relaxation.

Calming effects of kava

Its calming effects are due to a substance called kavalactone. It works almost exactly like a mild sedative and muscle tension reliever. Taking supplements with kava root induces sleep without the hangover effects. Because of that, kava root can help a person sleep easier.

Additionally, the quality of the sleep is also improved. Kava can also elevate the mood of a person promoting the sense of well-being and satisfaction. Kavalactone has calming effects as it can interfere with the brain activity by slightly stimulating the brain waves which eventually make people feel better. Kava is definitely not addictive but its effects may decrease with regular use.

Reduce Anxiety

The calming effects of kava root can relieve anxiety, restlessness and some other stress-related symptoms like muscle tension and spasm. Another active compound that naturally occurs in kava is the flavokawain B which is known as a cancer-fighting property. Other potential benefits of kava root include treatment for ADHD or attention deficit disorder, depression and migraine. When applied topically, kava creams and lotions hastens the healing ability of the skin and treat several skin diseases like leprosy. 

If taken improperly, kava supplements can only bring about adversarial effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, gastrointestinal issues and tremors.

Nevertheless, kava can still be very beneficial most especially if taken properly.

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Kava root and its health benefits
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Date: October 18, 2012 07:51 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Kava root and its health benefits

Kava Root

Also known as the intoxicating Pepper, or botanically Piper methysticum, the kava shrub has for thousands of years been known to have health benefits from its roots. Kava roots have been known to provide relief from stress and physical ailments. With its origin in the pacific, now the kava root is known all around the world for its continued success in providing the mind and body with concentration and relaxation respectively.

The kava root contains a chemical component called kavalactone which when induced creates a relaxing feeling to the mind and body thereby treating stress and insomnia. Other health benefits of kava root are treatment of asthma, migraines and headaches, depression, gout, urinary tract infections, prostate inflammation and even reduction of pain in joints for rheumatism patients.

Recent researchers have proven that the kava root is effective in treating leukemia and cancer of the ovaries as well as having the effectiveness of modern painkillers. It is recommended that you seek a medical expert's advice before you start using kava roots and no alcohol or other drugs should supplement it.

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What Are Benefits of Goji Berries
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Date: August 12, 2012 11:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are Benefits of Goji Berries

Goji Berry

Found extensively in Asia and southeastern Europe, the wolfberry, also known as the Goji berry, is one of the most important medicinal plants. It belongs to the same fraternity as Pepper, tomatoes, potatoes and other such similar plants. The Goji Berry is mainly found in the wilderness of the Himalayas as well as the snowy expanses of Tibet. The plant has a number of health benefits and virtues. Here is a look at them.

1-Vitamins and Proteins

Among the different medicinal plants, Goji berries are rare because they have a lot of proteins. The plant is full of amino acids and it is one of the best sources of proteins. On the other hand, the plant has a number of valuable vitamins as well. It is the sources of vitamin C and it provides adequate quantities of this vitamin. Thus, if you take care to include theGoji berries in your diet, you could manage to have a lot of vitamins in your diet. Thus, these berries are really valuable from that aspect.

2-Minerals

Vitamins and proteins are really important for our nutrition and health. However, the body and mind also needs a number of essential minerals. In that matter, the Goji berries are a rich sources of minerals that provide overall nutrition and health. It is the source for 24 source minerals and carotenoids which are found in veggies like carrots and tomatoes. Also, these berries have minerals like selenium, iron, potassium and other such healthy and nutritious minerals. Thus, if you eat Goji berries to a good extent, you can end up having a number of valuable minerals in your body.

3-Anti-inflammatory and Anti-Bacterial

One of the best things about eating the Goji berries is that you can end up having a better protection and security against microbial infections and inflammations. The berries carry many valuable antiseptic properties. These properties end up curing most of your skin inflammations, allergies and bacterial and fungal infection to a great extent. Thus, these berries are known for their antibacterial and medicinal properties and virtues.

4-Antioxidant Properties

The berries are also valued across the world for their immense and effective antioxidant properties. The berries can help to reverse the ill effects and degenerative diseases. The antioxidants in the berries keep the deteriorative diseases in good check. Thus, they help to keep the body's immune systems safe and secure from any disease or damage. Thus, the berries should be taken to counter some terrible diseases.

5-Cures Other Problems

As a medicine, Goji berries are known for curing a number of well-known and common problems. However, they are also useful in solving problems of the kidney and liver. They also lend a helping hand in curing backache and they make the mind alert and active. This is why they are used to make a variety of tea in China.

Goji berries are really valuable plants that should be consumed. They provide all-round protection and security to the body and mind. So, we need to plant Goji berries in our county too.

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Herbs that Support Healthy Vision
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Date: May 21, 2012 08:02 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Herbs that Support Healthy Vision

The overall health of the eyes is essential to help retain a healthy vision and vision is considered to be one of the greatest assets of the total body health. Healthy vision is important to lead a good life. As the whole body needs exercise, eyes also need exercise regularly. To maintain optimum vision health it is necessary to provide proper nutrients to the eyes. Natural herbs help prevent vision loss and antioxidants are good for aging eyes.

Here are a few herbs that support a healthy vision:

Eyebright (Euphrasia Officinalis)

Eyebright grows wild throughout Bulgaria, Hungary and the Balkans. This herb is grown in Europe for commercial purposes. Eyebright is rich in vitamins A, B, C, D and E, iridoid glycosides, flavonoids and tannins. This herb is used to fro relieving eye problems such as eye strain, pink eye and inflamed, sore and irritated eyes. The common name, "Eyebright," is derived from its use as a nutritional support to the eyes. Eyebright is used in making external poultices, teas, tinctures, fluid extracts and the whole herb is used for dietary use.

Bilberry

Bilberry is a close cousin to blueberry and has been widely used in Europe for eye health. Bilberry is the world's most famous herb that supports healthy vision. Bilberry helps blood to flow easily to the eye nerves. It has an antioxidant called anthocyanins, which protects the delicate eye tissues and protects the eye from the harmful UV rays from the sun. The other nutrients present in bilberry nourish the eye for a clear vision and light adjustment.

Goji Berries

Goji berries contain anthocyanins, the antioxidants which help prevent age related damage and improves blood flow in the eyes.

Wolfberry

Wolfberry is a Chinese herb with potent medicinal properties to strengthen the eyesight. Wolfberry has been in use in China, for centuries, to protect the eye and to promote good vision.

Red Raspberry

Red Raspberry is a native European herb that is used to treat sore eyes. Their leaves are rich in vitamin C and are high in tannin content. This herb is used as eyewash for discharge.

Grape Seed

Grape seed is an important source of nature's most potent antioxidants - proanthocyanidins that are anti-inflammatory, antihistamine and antiallergenic, and they also act as free radical scavengers. Grape seeds helps vitamin C enter the body cells.

Chrysanthemum Flowers

Chrysanthemum flowers help reduce pressure build-up in the eye. Steep chrysanthemum flowers in hot water, drink the beverage or use it to wash eyes in eye-wash cups.

Peppermint

Peppermint is an antioxidant which can clear vision.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba improves blood flow in the eyes. People with diabetes will have blood circulation problems and increased blood clotting tendencies. The small clots in the retinal area of the eye leads to poor vision. Ginkgo Biloba reduces the blood clots, increases blood flow and makes the red blood cells more flexible. The flexible red blood cells squeeze through the tiny blood vessels and help to carry more oxygen to tissues and cells.

Herbal treatment for a healthy vision is the best natural way to improve eyesight.

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Chaste Berry a Women Herb
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Date: February 08, 2012 11:51 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Chaste Berry a Women Herb

Other names of Chaste Berry- Monk's Pepper, Chaste-tree Berry

Chaste Berry is the fruit found on Chaste tree which is botanically known as Vitex. Chaste tree is a decidous tree that grows in a well-drained, acidic soil in full sun. Vitus agnus castus or Chaste Berry is a native to the Mediterranean and Central Asia but now is grown throughout the world. The tree belongs to Verbanaceae family and can grow to a height of 22 feet. It was traditionally used by men in ancient Greece and Rome to reduce sexual desire, treat menstrual disorders and other hormonal problems and as an anti-microbial agent against infections. It is also known as 'Women's Herb' as it regulates hormonal imbalances and promotes women reproductive health. Aside from its medicinal use, it was used as a Peppery condiment. Some of the constituents included in Chaste Berry fruit are flavonoids (casticin, orientin, isovitexin, kaemferol), glycosides (aucubin and agnuside) and essential oils (linalol, sabinene, pinene and limonene). These phytohormone compounds help in regulating the female hormones production and normalising testosterone and progesterone activity.

Effects of Chaste Berry:

ChasteBerry controls and regulates overall female reproductive system.

1. It helps to manage Pre-Menstrual Syndrome: Pre-Menstrual Syndrome is associated with several uncomfortable symptoms, ranging from mood swings to fatigue and hot flushes. Chaste Berry is known to be rich in progesterone that helps to ease out the disturbing symptoms of Pre-Menstrual Syndrome.

2. It helps to normalize menstrual irregulaties: Imbalance in prolactin levels in the body can lead to various complications in women such as amenorrhoea (absence of periods), breast tenderness and reduced milk production in lactating mothers. Chaste Berry balances natural production of prolactin hormone in the body and effectively treats menstrual irregularities and other symptoms such as tenderness of breast and reduced milk secretion.

3. It treats menopausal discomforts: Some women experience dicomfort and other menopausal symptoms that affect their daily routine life. The hormone regulating properties of Chaste Berry help in easing menopausal symptoms such as mood swings and hot flushes and several other physical symptoms associated with hormone deficiency during menopause.

4. It improves overall female reproductive health: Chasteberry has been found to be effective in treating fibroid cysts especially of smooth muscle. It also reduces heavy bleeding associated with perimenopause.

5. It helps in treating Hormonal acne: Hormonal acne are due to imbalance in androgen hormone levels. Increased androgen levels in the body leads to excessive sebum production that causes acne. This wonder herb regulates the androgen levels in the body and thereby helps in treating moderate and light acne. Another way in which this herb prevents acne formation is its anti-bacterial property. The bioactive essential oils present in Chasteberry have anti-bacterial properties that prevent the survival of bacteria. Chaste Berry contains linoleic fatty acid which is responsible for regulating sebum production.

Chaste berry modulates the hormone prolactin with the neurotransmitter dopamine. The active ingredients such as polyphenols in the herb indirectly affects hormones and neurotransmitters and regulate the hormones.

Chaste berry herb is a safe and natural treatment for many women related problems.

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Raspberry Ketones can help you in losing Weight
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Date: February 07, 2012 02:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Raspberry Ketones can help you in losing Weight

According to NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey), more than two thirds of Americans are overweight and about one third are obese. Obesity is definitely a serious medical condition that not only reduces your stamina, but can also lead to various health complications such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, sleep apnea, menstrual irregularities, atherosclerosis and many more.

Any attempt to lose weight can succeed only when it is multidimensional. In order to get the desirable results, you will have to bundle various weight loss techniques to get the desired results. In some instances, this can also lead to deleterious side effects. For example, stringent dietary restrictions may result in various nutritional disorders such as goiter, osteoporosis, scurvy and so on. Excessive exercises can also cause various maladies such as depression, fatigue, muscular injuries and insomnia. So What Are Raspberry Ketones?

Raspberry, which is an edible fruit, is quite rich in Vitamin B, antioxidants, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium potassium copper and manganese. Aside from these, it also has large amounts of ketones, referred to as “Raspberry Ketones”. Actually, ketones are phenolic compounds that help you in losing excess body weight without harming your body in any way.

How do Raspberry Ketones work?

Raspberry ketones, being natural substances work in an entirely different way. Unlike various other weight loss therapies, they work all alone and in the most effective way. They persuade the body to release norepinephrine, which is a stress hormone and affects that part of your brain, which controls responses and attention.

Along with norepinephrine, raspberry ketones trigger a increase in the heart rate, which increases the supply of oxygen to the brain. This also increases the blood flow to skeletal muscles. This results in increase in the energy requirements of the body. In order to get the desired energy, the stored body fat is broken down into much simpler products. Therefore, this lipolytic act of norepinephrine results in body losing considerable fat in an easy and healthy way.

Raspberry ketones have a molecular structure which is identical to the synephrine (orange peeols) and capsaicin (chili Peppers). Both of these compounds active a enzyime known as lipase which triggers rapid metabolism of body fats. Raspberry ketones ensure that the lipolysis process continues at a constant rate. This results in enhanced weight loss within a short time period.

Raspberry ketones also increase the production of T and B cells and thus play an important role in strengthening the immune system of the body. Aside from that, they also nourish the body with all essential micronutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin B, copper, magnesium, manganese and copper.

If you are interested in using raspberry ketones for losing excess weight, then you will find many exciting options on the market. Before buying a supplement or pills, you must ensure that it is made by a reputable manufacturer and comes at a reasonable price and has safe ingredients. Many sellers on the Internet offer exciting deals and you can easily order your requirements right from the comforts of your home.

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Benefits Of Zeaxanthin
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Date: February 07, 2012 08:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanet.net)
Subject: Benefits Of Zeaxanthin

With aging, our eyes and the associated muscles weaken. They can degenerate and lose our ability to see properly. Eyes enable us with vision to see the world, and losing the eyesight will halt affect our daily activities and movements. People are frequently worried about losing their sight, and try to find supplements that can prevent the loss of vision. However, this debility can be prevented.

Supplements should be ideally be all natural, healthy, and with no side effects. Zeaxanthin is an important nutrient for eye health. This is found in found in green leafy vegetables, and also in other foods like eggs. Zeaxanthin fulfills most of the requirements that most people look in a supplement.

WHAT IS ZEAXANTHIN

Zeaxanthin and lutein are carotenoids that filter out the harmful high-energy wavelengths of light, and also act as antioxidants in the eye. This helps to maintain and protect healthy eye cells. Out of the six hundred carotenoids found in nature, only these two, Zeaxanthin and Lutein are deposited in high quantities in the retina (macula) of the eye. Unfortunately, our body does not synthesize the zeaxanthin and lutein it requires.

This is the reason why green vegetables, eggs and other sources of these carotenoids are essential to proper nutrition. Daily intake of zeaxanthin and lutein through diet, beverages, fortified foods or nutritional supplements and is very important for the protection and continuation of good eye health.

Studies have indicated that zeaxanthin and lutein can help to lessen the chance of chronic eye illnesses, including cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Zeaxanthin, is also a bioflavonoid, that besides its benefits to ocular health, has been linked to providing many health benefits, including its anti-inflammatory property. Because of zeaxanthin being a carotenoid category bioflavonoid, its main action is over the blood vessels; it works by supporting the blood vessels around the retina area with their proper function.

ZEAXANTHIN BENEFITS

Zeaxanthin is both an anti-inflammatory phytochemical and an antioxidant; hence this has been used as a preventative measure for macular degeneration and cataracts. Its antioxidant properties keep eyes from being damaged from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sunlight. Overall, zeaxanthin keeps the eye healthier, and looking younger.

ZEAXANTHIN AGAINST CATARACT: Our natural eye collects and focuses light on the retina, and to properly provide this function continuously, the lens must remain clear throughout life. A major cause of cataracts is oxidation of the lens, which clouds it. Antioxidant nutrients, like zeaxanthin and lutein neutralize the free radicals or the unstable molecules associated with this oxidative stress associated with retinal damage. Thus, these phytochemicals play a role in cataract prevention. Higher dietary intakes of vitamin E, zeaxanthin and lutein can considerably reduce the risk of cataract formation.

ZEAXANTHIN AGAINST AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD): Zeaxanthin and lutein reduces the risk of AMD. In fact, studies like AREDS2 (Age-Related Eye Disease Study) are being conducted with supplements containing ten mg lutein along with two mg zeaxanthin each day, how it affects or lowers the chance of developing this degeneration.

FOOD SOURCES OF ZEAXANTHIN

Zeaxanthin is naturally found in some green leafy vegetables like kale and spinach. Other sources of zeaxanthin include egg yolk, yellow squash and bell-Peppers. This makes zeaxanthin available as a completely natural nutrient, with no side effects.

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Bioperine Promotes Maximum Absorption
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Date: February 06, 2012 06:19 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanet.net)
Subject: Bioperine Promotes Maximum Absorption

Bioperine

Bioperine is an extract from black Pepper that contains about 95 percent piperine. Piperine is an alkaloid, the active substance that contributes to nutrients bioavailability and absorption. Bioperine can be combined with other specific nutrients to form different nutritional supplements that can be used for both animal and human consumption. Black Pepper is mostly harvested before ripening, dried in the sun and then the extraction process begins.

How and why use of Bioperine promotes maximum vitamin absorption

Recent research has shown that the use of Bioperine, whose main constituent is piperine, increases thermogenic activity in the body. Thermogenesis is an accelerated metabolic process that takes place in the body cells in which conversion of glucose into energy takes place. An increase in absorption of discount minerals such as selenium and vitamins such as vitamin A has been witnessed to be triggered by the use of Bioperine. Piperine works through initiating the release of catecholamines hormones that stimulate thermogenesis. However, the nutrients should presently available during this time since; the process takes place for a short duration.

Piperine improves the necessary conditions of the intestines thus enhancing vitamins absorption. It alters the intestinal epithelial cell wall making it more permeable to vitamins and minerals. In addition, absorption of protein supplements such as those used by people who are on a dietary weight loss program is also increased. Several researchers have also shown that Bioperine has other benefits in the body, these includes the antibacterial properties and anti allergy properties.

Experiments prove that use of Bioperine increases vitamin and mineral absorption

Several studies on how much piperine promotes nutrients absorption have been carried out hitherto. For instance, an experiment was carried out on the effect of absorption of beta-carotene, vitamin B-6 and selenium which are fat soluble vitamin, water soluble vitamin and mineral in the form of selenomethionine respectively in the presence and absence of piperine. The experiment showed that absorption of these vitamins and mineral selenium increased appreciably when taken with Bioperine. There was 60 percent increase in absorption of beta-carotene and vitamin B-6 while 30 percent absorption was noticed for selenium. The experiment was carried out using 5 milligrams of Bioperine. Another experiment also showed a 30 to 200 percent increase in the absorption of Coenzyme Q-10.

Bioperine is the only piperine product to undergo comprehensive health tests and to be patented for the effect of increasing nutrients absorption, more so vitamins and minerals. By creating metabolic changes that require vitamins and minerals, Bioperine creates a nutritional need and then follows by increasing the nutrients bioavailability to meet the need. However, the process takes place in a short period. It is therefore advisable to co-administer minerals and vitamins with Bioperine so that they will be available during the right time for absorption. Unfortunately, research has shown that taking black Pepper in its natural form does not yield the same results as those of taking Bioperine. This is mainly because the bioavailability of piperine is not that high in the natural form. Finally, antibacterial and anti allergy properties of Bioperine diversifies its application in medication.

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The Benefits of Stevia for Diabetics
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Date: February 05, 2012 08:38 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Benefits of Stevia for Diabetics

No herbal sweetener in the world packs the punch that stevia does. Derived from the plant Stevia rebaudiania, ground stevia leaves have ten to fifteen times the sweetness of sugar, and purified stevia extract has 200-300 times the sweetness of sugar.

Stevia is very popular in many countries, especially among diabetics. Diabetics love stevia for a variety of reasons: its safety, its lack of any effect on blood sugar, the fact that stevia has almost zero calories, the wide variety of products it is included in, and its unique ability to enhance citrus flavors and ice cream.

Unlike artificial sweeteners, stevia is perfectly safe. Stevia has been used in Japan for decades, and the Japanese have very strict standards governing the use of dietary supplements. They have conducted numerous studies on stevia, and no study to date has ever uncovered any harmful effects. Research conducted in the United States and other countries has also failed to find anything hazardous about stevia. In addition, stevia has been consumed for thousands of years in Brazil and Paraguay with no reported negative effects.

Stevia has zero effect on blood sugar. It does not effect insulin secretion in any way, and no diabetic has ever experienced difficulties with stevia. Contrast this with the effects of table sugar and it is clear that stevia is a clear winner.

Unlike table sugar--which is notorious for being calorie laden--stevia contains virtually no calories, which means that no one on a diet has to worry about consuming too much stevia.

There are a wide variety of products available for dieters interested in consuming stevia. Liquid stevia extract is quite popular and can be found in flavors like chocolate, vanilla, Peppermint, and more. It is relatively inexpensive, because a little stevia goes a very, very long way.

If you are a diabetic worried about artificial sweeteners but not yet willing to give up diet soda, stevia is the solution to your problem. While usually only available at health food stores and a few supermarket chains, stevia soft drinks exist. If you can find them, you should give them a try, and if you like them, then you can easily subsitute them for the less healthy aspartame diet drinks.

For those interested in ice cream, stevia makes wonderful ice cream. Unlike granulated sugar, which adds a grainy texture to ice cream, stevia adds no irritating textures and leaves ice cream perfectly smooth. If you make your own stevia ice cream you are going to be in for quite a treat, and even more so if you decide to make citrus flavored stevia ice cream.

No one yet understands why stevia enhances citrus flavors, but it undoubtedly does. It is difficult to describe, but stevia has a way of intensifying flavors like lime and lemon in a way that makes those flavors more delicious. Of course, individual tastes vary, but it is generally agreed that stevia lemon sorbet is a treat par excellence.

Don't hesitate to give stevia a try. This ancient herb is the perfect modern solution for diabetics with a sweet tooth.  

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Why Is Capsicum Cayenne Good For The Heart?
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Date: December 27, 2011 07:48 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Is Capsicum Cayenne Good For The Heart?

Cayenne and Heart Health

The heart is something that is vital to any one of us and that is a fact. Recent numbers have revealed that over a million Americans die each year of a heart attack. So all the more reason for us to be careful with our hearts, make sure we keep it in good health and make sure we do everything we can to keep it working like it should because I am pretty sure that you do not want to be part of that next million next year.

Heart Health

Our heart is one of those organs in the body that truly plays an integral role and the none functioning of it will cause your expiration in just a matter of minutes unlike other organs when damaged there is still a possibility for you to survive it, but no, not the heart, once you are done, you are done and that is why its health should be one of our main concerns. The heart’s main function is to supply blood to other parts of the body and it is literally our pumping station. It does not stop at any time in our entire life, I am sure no one will contend with that. So I feel that it is our obligation to find out how we can keep the heart healthy. Well, the usual will always be there like exercise and proper diet but if you want to look at other ways aside from that and aside from medication then the way to go is the natural way and what can be more natural than supplementing with something which is derived from an everyday vegetable like Peppers.

Capsicum

This refers to the wide variety of tropical Pepper plants and as such is also known by other names like cayenne Pepper, chilli Pepper, red Pepper, paprika, Hungarian Pepper and Mexican Pepper. It is unclear as to what exactly is its geographical origin but it is commonly agreed upon that it is a native of tropical regions such as China, Philippines, Tonga, Samoa, Iraq, Haiti, Hawaii and Mexico. One of its benefits is its ability to regulate blood circulation and alter temperature regulation because of the substance found in it which is known as capsaicin. Its seed has been proven in various studies to have antibiotic properties and if applied topically can even desensitize nerves and can be used as an anesthetic. When used as a liniment it is able to help with the stimulation of circulation as well and aid in the removal of waste (detox) products therefore allowing an increase in nutrient flow to the different tissues in the body which is why it is effective in relieving muscle spasms, bursitis and shingles.

Good for the Heart

One of the reasons why it is good for the heart is because it has the ability to stimulate blood vessels dilation and help relieve chronic congestions which in turn will improve blood circulation. It also has the ability to lower blood cholesterol levels and increase metabolism which are both vital to maintaining heart health.

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What Makes Curamed such a good Pain Remedy?
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Date: October 24, 2011 08:24 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Makes Curamed such a good Pain Remedy?

Curamed And Pain (Inflammation)

Curamed is an herbal supplement primarily used as a pain relief treatment. This product is a combination of many herbs which has anti - inflammatory properties. In addition, this supplement which is a blend of many herbs is also useful in enhancing the defense mechanism of the body against harmful microorganisms and illnesses. And not to mention, Curamed also contains powerful antioxidants to help protect the body from free radical damage.

Many users have reported that Curamed is effective as a pain remedy. Clinically, Curamed is approximately equal to 4,000 milligrams of curcumin and 85,000 milligrams of turmeric. Turmeric is a Pepper - like herb which has a bitter taste but mild aroma. This herb is commonly used since the ancient times as a home remedy for pain. The mechanism of action of this herb is said to be because of its ability to reduce inflammation thus reducing swelling and pain sensation. Clinical studies showed that the substance in turmeric is called curcumin. This is the chemical substance in the herb which has a strong anti – inflammatory property. It can even relieve swelling and pain during osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis attacks. The anti –inflammatory effect of curcumin has been compared to that of the common and effective anti -inflammatory drugs such as hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone. The good thing is that though they may have similar actions, curcumin does not have the toxic effects associated with those drugs such as ulcer formation, leucopenia and intestinal bleeding.

Curamed supplement contains proprietary complex which can provide an enhanced bioavailability and constant retention time inside the body. It is formulated using a distinctive and patented process so that it can deliver the anti – inflammatory ingredient curcumin to the body 1000%. The patented process also allows the chemicals to be inside the body for about 8 to 12 hours. Curamed is clinically studied and proven with the help of intensive research. In addition, Curamed has also been found to be an effective liver detoxifier and protectant.

Other ingredients containing the Curamed supplement include triglycerides, glycerin phosphatidylcholine lecithin, purified water and beeswax. It contains only natural ingredients and has no sugar therefore it is safe for diabetic patients and those who are under weight loss programs. It also contains no salt and gluten making it safe for cardiovascular disease and Celiac disease patients, respectively. Each product container contains 30, 60 or 120 750 milligram – soft gel. It is made available in health food stores, drug stores and even Online. Make sure to check labels before purchasing since there are many imitations and fraud.

Recommended dosage depends on the individual’s age, gender, pain threshold, health condition and other related factors. The recommended dosage is usually one to two soft gels everyday. Give Curamed a try and feel the difference!

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How Much Fiber Is In A Tomato And Its Health Benefits?
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Date: October 18, 2011 05:43 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Much Fiber Is In A Tomato And Its Health Benefits?

Overview

It is one of my favourite, and I always use it in my meals. I actually just had a pasta dish with lots of tomatoes. When I was a kid, I never really thought much about tomatoes, but I guess as you mature sometimes your taste for things changes. Plus while growing up and I started to get into health and nutrition and exercising I learned that there also is an awesome amount of health benefits that comes with a daily consumption of tomatoes. That all the more gave me a reason to put tomatoes in my all-time favourite ingredient in my food may it be an elaborate pasta dish or something as simple as tomatoes and chicken kebabs, just put it on the grill and add some salt and Pepper and it’s all good. Aside from it being great for food though and being my favourite ingredient, there is most definitely more to know about tomatoes and the various health benefits it could give.

Tomatoes and Fiber

Tomato is wrongfully referred to as a vegetable and I say this because anything with seeds is technically a fruit. Any other part of the plant like the leaves that do not have seeds, like broccoli and lettuce are vegetables. It is typically a red fruit and originally was found in South America. It was spread all over the world by the Spaniards when they colonized the Americas. Now it is grown almost anywhere in the world. The tomato is also 50% fiber and have various health benefits and is known for it, however in terms of its high fiber content, we need to look at how fiber benefits our body.

Fiber

Fiber is a substance that helps our body in many ways and one of the most important things it does is helping with the maintenance of our digestive system. It helps in the cleansing process of the colon and keeps it healthy and away from damage from toxins and chemicals, it does not allow them to stay long in the colon to make damage due to consistent bowel movements that fiber helps us with. Studies even have shown that fiber can help with reducing the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer. Colon cancer is one of them and another is breast cancer, studies have shown that by just ingesting 30 grams of fiber a day you will help lower the risk of breast cancer by 50%.

Other Health Benefits of Tomatoes

One of the reasons why tomatoes are able to provide so much health benefits is because of its high contents of lycopene. It is a vital antioxidant in the body which is the key in the body’s fight against cancer cells and its development. Studies have shown that it is able to aid in the prevention of prostate cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer and others just to name a few because of its high lycopene levels.

Have you had your lycopene or tomatoes today?

If you do not like tomatoes, a supplement can give you the same health benefits without the flavour of tomatoes.

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How Much Turmeric Should Be Taken For Alzheimer's?
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Date: October 05, 2011 02:08 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Much Turmeric Should Be Taken For Alzheimer's?

Turmeric is an herb which is a perennial plant included in the family of gingers. This plant is considered to be rhizomatous and has been found to be abundant in tropical countries such as South Asia. For its cultivation, this plant must grow in a climate with a temperature of 20 to 30 degrees Celsius and ample amount of yearly rain. In these kind of climates, this herb can grow healthy and abundantly. In some countries, an annual collection of rhizomes is done and then reproduced and grown the next season.

Turmeric is commonly used as a culinary spice or ingredient. It is dried in extreme temperatures of ovens and ground into a yellow to orange powder. This spice is common in many Asian dishes. Aside from its culinary use, it can also be helpful in maintaining the health of the human body. The known active ingredient of turmeric is Curcumin. This chemical substance has a unique slightly metallic taste and Peppery in flavor. It also has a mustard–like aroma. Hence, it is considered to be an important condiment in many Middle Eastern recipes. In addition to Curcumin, turmeric consists of about 5 % of essential oils.

With its many health benefits, one of the most interesting is its effect on the brain in helping prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Clinical studies and surveys reveal that people who consume large quantities of curry have a lesser risk and incidence of having Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore, intensive studies are being conducted to test and prove its safety and effectiveness as a chemical substance which can greatly help in the prevention of the increasing number of Alzheimer’s disease cases. Other factors are also considered such as the individual’s diet, familial history, social and economic status as well as lifestyle.

Alzheimer’s disease has been closely related to the increasing damage of brain cells due to oxidation. This brain damage will significantly cause an effect to the person’s memory thus Alzheimer’s disease occur. Curcumin in the turmeric has the potent capacity to prevent this cellular damage thus slowing the development of such disease. Studies have also shown that Curcumin can significantly impede certain mechanisms that are involved in the progress of Alzheimer’s disease. Aside from its benefit in decreasing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, turmeric also has a potential anti – inflammatory property and can effectively regulate blood cholesterol levels.

The recommended dosage of turmeric has not yet been officially established. Therefore, if you are planning to supplement with turmeric, it would be best that you should consult your doctor. The dosage of this supplement varies from person to person in terms of age, weight, other health conditions and status of his/her Alzheimer’s disease.

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What is Bioperine and How Does It Help with Absorption of Vitamins
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Date: April 21, 2011 03:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What is Bioperine and How Does It Help with Absorption of Vitamins

Get more from your food with Bioperine.

Bioperine is a patented form of an alkaloid found in black Pepper. It is derived entirely from piperine, an organic compound responsible for the spicy taste of black Pepper and long Pepper. Piperine has been noted for its thermogenic properties believed to speed up the absorption metabolism of digested foods. Recent studies have discovered that it also interferes with the release of enzymes that govern the bioavailability of drugs and supplements. By so doing, it enhances the rate of absorption of vitamins.

The human body has a complex mechanism of controlling the substances that get in and out of systemic circulation. The first pass occurs in the alimentary canal, where gastrointestinal enzymes break down substances into smaller compounds. It is believed that a very small percentage manages to undergo intestinal absorption after digestion. In general, this is the part where constituents of supplements remain undigested and instead enter the colon together with waste materials.

The liver plays a central role to the metabolism of drugs and most bioactive compounds. The compounds that pass the intestinal walls and enter the hepatic portal system, a group of veins that direct blood and other compounds from the gastrointestinal tract to the liver, is further metabolized inside the liver. Anything that the body considers foreign is sent to the kidneys and easily excreted through the urine. This is the reason why bioavailability is significantly reduced after ingestion.

Counteracts Effects of Enzymes

Bioperine is the only compound known to interact with enzymes that controls the metabolism of foreign materials within the intestinal epithelium. P-glycoprotein is released in the digestive tract to deal with drugs and xenobiotics found in our diet. Vitamins are no exception to the tightly regulated process of absorption in the intestines. These enzymes transport digested compounds to the liver.

It has been observed that piperine appears to reduce the expression of p-glycoprotein in the alimentary canal and other parts of the body. Proponents believe that bioperine, a purer form of piperine, is capable of counteracting the effects of the enzyme within the intestinal epithelium, making it easier for vitamins and supplements to enter the hepatic portal system.

Increases the Rate of Metabolism

Not all compounds that undergo the first-pass effect interact with the cells and tissues they are supposed to act on. If they should have an effect on any cell, they are still subjected to the actions of enzymes specialized for the expulsion of xenobiotics found in the systemic circulation and the rest of the body. For example, CYP3A4 removes foreign materials from the cells and facilitates their excretion.

Bioperine is touted to induce thermogenesis and stimulate cellular activities. By so doing, the effects of bioactive compounds are achieved while they remain inside the cells and tissues. The thermogenic properties of bioperine influence the rate of metabolism of digested compounds, including vitamins, minerals, and components of herbal preparations. Note that it can increase the update or prescription medications as well, so caution should be observed when consuming bioperine with medications.

If you want to give your body a nutrient boost, add bioperine to your supplement regiment to boost absorption.

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Why Should I be Using a Natural Mouth Wash?
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Date: March 18, 2011 04:51 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Should I be Using a Natural Mouth Wash?

Natural Mouth Wash, Should you Switch?

Natural mouth washes have been around since time immemorial. Earliest accounts point to their use in treatment of gingivitis, but only recently have they played an important role in oral hygiene. The discovery of antiseptic compounds, such as chlorhexidine, has brought mouth washes into mainstream popularity. Their commercial value remains strong although new studies seem to favor the use of natural mouth washes.

Provides Excellent Antiseptic Properties

Salt solution is among the earliest of all natural mouth washes. It is easy to prepare and proven to aid against mouth infections. In Greek and Roman antiquity, physicians recommended a mixture of salt and vinegar, which does kill certain microorganisms in the mouth cavity known to cause dental carries. This has also been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine in allaying mouth pains and promoting periodontal health.

The ancient text of Jews, the Talmud, records the use of olive oil for gum problems. Today plant-based oils are widely accepted to display excellent antiseptic properties, and there is scientific consensus that most essential oils are potent enough to denature pathogenic microorganisms. Aloe vera, cinnamon, fennel, tea tree, myrrh, and Peppermint are becoming increasingly popular as ingredients for natural mouth washes largely owing to their desirable scents in addition to being potent bactericides.

Avoids Bad Effects of Synthetic Compounds

The appeal of natural mouth washes lies in the absence of chemical compounds suspected to be harmful to the oral mucosa and the entire mouth cavity. Parabens are a group of chemicals that are commonplace in the cosmetic industry. Among all chemicals present in mouth washes, they are the most controversial in that studies have associated them to carcinogenic effects and estrogenic properties.

It is a well-established fact that sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS, a chemical derived from lauryl alcohol and sulfate trioxide, is an irritant whether consumed or topically applied to body surfaces. Moreover, their presence in toothpastes and mouth washes has been linked to higher incidence of aphthous ulcers, or what we refer to as canker sores. Natural mouth washes do not contain SLS, but are known to mimic the antimicrobial properties of SLS to teeth and gums.

Synthetic dyes have long been recognized as irritants to the endothelium that line the mouth, and a few are known carcinogens in animals. Triclosan, an antifungal and antimicrobial agent widely used in many types of disinfectants, is now tied to disturbances in the endocrine system. Natural mouth washes are products that can be replicated at home, with the use of ingredients that are all-natural and at the same time devoid of identified irritants.

Relieves Inflammatory Oral Problems

Natural mouth washes are just as effective as those that contain compounds derived from reactions of organic compounds. In the past few decades synthetic compounds have been commercially touted to be effective against inflammation, but there is also a resurgence of interest in naturally occurring compounds, which are equally helpful in inhibiting inflammatory mediators present in the mouth.

If you are using a commercial mouth wash, changing to a natural mouth wash can free you from consuming chemicals that might cause cancer.

Do the switch today!

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