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Combine turmeric and black pepper to boost health benefits ofcurcumin Darrell Miller 5/14/19
What are the best clove substitutes? Darrell Miller 5/9/19
8 Reasons to season your food with black pepper, the "King ofSpices" Darrell Miller 4/29/19
Here's how you can improve digestion naturally! Darrell Miller 4/25/19
How eating bitter herbs can fix digestive system problems Darrell Miller 4/24/19
Ginger Oil: Fighting Inflammation And Other Healing Health BenefitsOf The Oil Darrell Miller 4/19/19
Eating chili regularly may make you live longer Darrell Miller 4/4/19
The best adaptogens to beat stress Darrell Miller 3/18/19
6 Spices That Can Help Reduce Inflammation Darrell Miller 3/15/19
Study suggests spices outperform chemo and radiation for treatingcancer Darrell Miller 3/6/19
Diabetes: Cinnamon (Dalchini) May Help Control Blood Sugar Levels Darrell Miller 1/30/19
Caraway Seeds Support Weight Loss, Blood Sugar & More Darrell Miller 1/23/19
The Gut-Soothing, Brain-Boosting Power of Mint Leaves VitaNet, LLC Staff 9/10/18
One of the most precious spices in the world, saffron can be usedas an alternative cancer treatment VitaNet, LLC Staff 9/4/18
5 Best Foods And Teas For Healthy Lungs Darrell Miller 6/27/18
Coconut Oil For Clogged Sinuses + 4 Other Remedies Darrell Miller 4/23/18
Anise Seed Benefits Blood Sugar & May Protect Against Ulcers Darrell Miller 1/23/18
These 8 Common Spices Can Help You Lose Weight Fast Darrell Miller 1/20/18
I Drink This 5-Ingredient Coffee Recipe Every Day To Fight Inflammation Darrell Miller 12/4/17
Healing Hands: 5 ways to boost your immune system Darrell Miller 11/14/17
What to eat to keep your brain healthy - and help to prevent dementia Darrell Miller 10/27/17
This spice is the most powerful in the world and many use it without knowing it is key to health Darrell Miller 8/5/17
Cinnamon highly beneficial in managing metabolic syndrome says research Darrell Miller 6/25/17
6 Health Benefits of Cinnamon And Honey Darrell Miller 6/23/17
Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Reduce Risk of Heart Disease Darrell Miller 6/4/17
Drink This Ginger Turmeric Mixture Before Bed to Clean Your Liver And Never Wake Up Tired Again Darrell Miller 6/2/17
IF YOU DRINK TURMERIC WATER EVERYDAY THEN THIS WILL HAPPEN TO YOUR BODY - TURMERIC HEALTH BENEFITS! Darrell Miller 4/24/17
Opium-like painkiller alternative can be found growing in your backyard Darrell Miller 4/15/17
HERE’S HOW TO DETOX YOUR ENTIRE BODY TO NEVER BE SICK OR TIRED AGAIN!! Darrell Miller 3/30/17
Medical News Today: Is rice gluten-free? Grains explained Darrell Miller 3/25/17
Home Remedies For Dry Cough That Will Give You Relief Darrell Miller 2/27/17
Science-Backed Health Benefits of Cinnamon Darrell Miller 1/12/17
For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods Darrell Miller 12/22/16
For stress, superfoods are better than comfort foods Darrell Miller 12/22/16
The Top 15 Natural Appetite Suppressants Darrell Miller 12/7/16
Supplements That Help Mange Diabetes Without Meds Darrell Miller 12/5/16
What Are the Health Benefits of Borage? Darrell Miller 9/13/16
Vitamins that Help Balance Uric Acid in the Body Darrell Miller 2/10/15
Why Eat Gluten Free Darrell Miller 4/17/14
What Can Turmeric Do For My Health? Darrell Miller 4/2/12
What Are The Health Benefits Of Saffron Extract? Darrell Miller 3/26/12
What Are The Health Benefits Of Saffron Extract? Darrell Miller 2/23/12
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BerryOxidants - Food-Sourced Antioxidant Protection Darrell Miller 4/12/09
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Great Taste, Lower Cholesterol, Triglycerides, And Blood Sugar Darrell Miller 4/14/08
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Combine turmeric and black pepper to boost health benefits ofcurcumin
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Date: May 14, 2019 04:08 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Combine turmeric and black pepper to boost health benefits ofcurcumin





Black pepper and turmeric turn out to provide complementary effects, with the piperine in black pepper making it easier for your body to absorb and use the curcumin in turmeric. Piperine helps protect curcumin from inflammatory processes long enough for the body to use it. Curry powder, which contains both turmeric and black pepper, is perhaps the most obvious way to get bother piperine and curcumin in your diet. However, if you truly hate the taste of turmeric, there are supplements available that have both black pepper and turmeric in them.

Key Takeaways:

  • Due to piperine that is contained in pepper that boosts the body’s ability to digest substances, it helps to take turmeric with black pepper.
  • Black pepper and turmeric have lots of similarities when it comes to the health benefits they provide and both are considered aromatic spices.
  • The yellow color of turmeric comes from the compound curcumin which it contains while the black color of black pepper comes from piperine.

"At the same time, it preserves turmeric from inflammatory processes that would normally break down the spice before it could be processed by the digestive system."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-31-combine-turmeric-and-black-pepper-to-boost-health-benefits-of-curcumin.html

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What are the best clove substitutes?
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Date: May 09, 2019 04:31 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What are the best clove substitutes?





Cloves are a spice that can be added to soups, stews and other dishes to add flavor. However, if a recipe calls for cloves and you do not have any on hand there are other substitutes that you can use. Allspice is an easy substitute because both spices come from the same family. Cardamom is another substitute but does not taste quite as sweet. Use cardamom in conjunction with cinnamon as a substitute for clove, but use less than the cardamom than cloves.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cloves have found much uses by humans. They are not only used in soups and stews, but also used to treat conditions like cancer, diabetes, or obesity.
  • When tasted, cloves taste bitter and some people describe the flavor as being hot. Cloves also have a strong, pungent, and sweet aroma.
  • Allspice can be used as a substitute for cloves because they belong to the same family and it is called allspice due to the combined smell of other spices.

"Allspice can be used to treat bloating, cramping, diarrhea, excessive flatulence, nausea, and vomiting."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-02-what-are-the-best-clove-substitutes.html

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8 Reasons to season your food with black pepper, the "King ofSpices"
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Date: April 29, 2019 04:45 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 8 Reasons to season your food with black pepper, the "King ofSpices"





For hundreds of years, black pepper has been known as The King of Spices and for good reason. Black peppers has significant health benefits for most people. This powerful condiment supports healthy digestion and enhances overall cognitive function, possibly even preventing Alzheimer's Disease. Because of its thermogenic properties, it increases metabolism and can aid in weight loss. Due to its disinfectant properties, it supports oral health if massaged directly into the gums. And finally, because black pepper inhibits the proliferation of cancer cells, it may be a natural treatment for the disease.

Key Takeaways:

  • Black pepper eases human digestion, by aiding in the release of hydrochloric acid.
  • Data also suggests that black pepper is a friend to cognitive function, preventing neurodegeneration.
  • Black pepper may also prove a useful adjunct in the treatment of diabetes, respiratory ailment and gum disease.

"The piperine in black pepper lowers blood pressure by calcium channel blockade."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-06-reasons-to-season-your-food-with-black-pepper.html

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Here's how you can improve digestion naturally!
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Date: April 25, 2019 04:57 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Here's how you can improve digestion naturally!





Due to the stresses of everyday life and unhealthy eating, more people than ever are experiencing digestive issues. Fortunately, there are some relatively easy and natural ways to avoid antacids, antibiotics, and other medicines that come with negative side effects. Ginger is one substance that has been used for generations for a whole host of digestive problems, including bloating and general discomfort. It works best if it's ingested before a meal. Peppercorns are another spice that can help improve overall digestion and boost the metabolism. Carrom seeds are commonly used in Indian dishes and are known for alleviating constipation and activating digestive enzymes. Finally, clove is great for flatulence and indigestion.

Key Takeaways:

  • One facet of our modern life is that we tend to ignore minor digestion related issues until they become something serious.
  • Using antacids and antibiotics, people look for quick solutions to issues such as acidity, heartburn, constipation, and other related problems without understanding the cause of the problem.
  • This article includes natural herbs and spices that are a way to boost the body’s defenses and provide protection from digestion related issues.

"Modern lifestyle comes with its own set of sorrows and poor metabolism and digestion are one of the primary signs of deteriorating health conditions."

Read more: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/food-news/heres-how-you-can-improve-digestion-naturally/articleshow/68303768.cms

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How eating bitter herbs can fix digestive system problems
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Date: April 24, 2019 02:01 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How eating bitter herbs can fix digestive system problems





Gastroesophagael reflux disease (GERD) is a common, vexing and potentially serious condition, but bitter herbs can sometimes help reduce its severity. The “bitters” used by herbalists usually include extracts from a variety of different plants. While plants produce bitter tastes to deter animals (including humans) from eating them, that bitterness can also indicate high concentrations of antioxidants and other compounds with valuable health benefits. Bitters can trigger the digestion-stimulating hormone called gastrin, as well as the release of bile and enzymes that break down protein.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a cause of indigestion and heartburn and affects 15-30 percent of the American population but bitter greens can be used to cure it.
  • For a long time ago natural doctors have been using bitters, which is an assortment of extracts from bitter herbs and spices, to treat various diseases.
  • Bitter herbs that exist in plants were used by those plants as deterrents to insects from eating them but humans think they are equated with poisonous qualities.

"However, appropriate amounts of edible bitter greens, spices and herbs can provide important health benefits, and should be included in the diet."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/bitter-herbs-digestive-system-2779.html

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Ginger Oil: Fighting Inflammation And Other Healing Health BenefitsOf The Oil
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Date: April 19, 2019 01:43 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Ginger Oil: Fighting Inflammation And Other Healing Health BenefitsOf The Oil





Ginger oil is made from the versatile kitchen spice, and provides a wide variety of antibacterial, anti inflammatory and other health benefits. Ginger can help clear out your airway and soothe a troubled digestive system. You can also apply it topically to help relieve muscle and joint aches. Ginger oil is easy to make at home, and it retains the spicy taste of its main ingredient, making it an excellent addition to baked goods and other dishes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ginger is an anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial agent, making it one of the healthiest spices available.
  • Ginger oil can help ease pain from inflammation and it promotes respiratory health.
  • Ginger can promote digestive health and be helpful in cases of food poisoning.

"Ginger is one of the healthiest spices you can add to your diet and all its healing properties are credited to the presence of the bio-active compound gingerol."

Read more: https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/ginger-oil-fighting-inflammation-and-other-healing-health-benefits-of-the-oil-2000177

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Eating chili regularly may make you live longer
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Date: April 04, 2019 09:24 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eating chili regularly may make you live longer





The health benefits of spices have long been of interest to scholars. Recently, scientists have discovered that consuming chili has a variety of health benefits, the most important being longevity. In a follow-up of a Chinese study, the University of Vermont discovered that those in their study who ate chili peppers lived longer than those who did not. The researchers attributed these significant results to a compound called capsaicin, which gives the chili pepper its notorious spice. Capsaicin is thought to reduce the risk of heart disease and improve blood flow. While these results are still under investigation, one should still consider adding more spice to their foods to reap their nutritional benefits.

Key Takeaways:

  • Peppers and spices are not only for eating, but are key to many traditional medicines.
  • Capsaicin, which determines the spiciness of a pepper, reduces cardiovascular disease and kills bad bacteria.
  • Antioxidants are a key component of peppers and spices, and play a big role in being helpful to our bodies.

"They made the same discovery as the Chinese research team from five years ago: People who ate chili peppers lived longer lives."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-05-eating-chili-regularly-may-make-you-live-longer.html

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The best adaptogens to beat stress
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Date: March 18, 2019 05:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The best adaptogens to beat stress





Foods are often talked about for their health benefits, but little emphasis is ever placed on the mental health benefits of such foods. To reduce the stress in your life you need adaptogens into the diet. Adaptogens are herbs, spices, and mushrooms that can help relieve stress in a natural way. Ashwagandha is a powerful herb that is an antioxidant and aphrodisiac that helps with stress. The root is ground and ingested. Tulsi is another herb that is known for physical well being and can assist those with high anxiety. Two mushrooms, Reishi and Cordyceps, are very potent Adaptogens and reduce fatigue while reducing stress. It helps both physically and emotionally. Finally, the Indian gooseberry known as Amla is cheap and effective. High in vitamin C, it also enhances cognitive functions.

Key Takeaways:

  • Doctors and dietitians alike spoke volumes about the benefits of foods to help physical health but say little about foods for mental health.
  • Adaptogens are spices, herbs, and mushrooms that are used in medicine to provide stress-relief in the natural way but they are often underrated.
  • Ashwagandha is a herb that is a powerful antioxidant and aphrodisiac that can also contribute to stress relief and improve mental well-being.

"With stress being a major part of our lives today, it is imperative to make sure we get enough adaptogens into your diet."

Read more: https://www.femina.in/wellness/diet/the-best-adaptogens-to-beat-stress-114667.html

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6 Spices That Can Help Reduce Inflammation
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Date: March 15, 2019 10:32 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 6 Spices That Can Help Reduce Inflammation

Although inflammation can be painful to experience, it is the body's natural response to any form of injury or attack. Your body may be trying to protect you with these inflammatory responses, but the symptoms that come with it can be quite troublesome. Fortunately, research is now showing that there are certain spices that can help aid in the reduction of inflammation. Black pepper, for instance, can decrease the prominence of inflammation markers by its powerful piperine levels.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although inflammation is the body’s natural response to an attack from external agents, having prolonged inflammation is not a good sign.
  • Chilli peppers have anti-inflammatory properties and this is possible due to the presence of a compound in it called capsaicin.
  • No matter the dose at which it is taken, piperine that is found in black peppers can help one to fight inflammation.

"Turmeric is a yellow colored spice that originates from India and is added to curries and fresh vegetable juices. It can also be added to milk so that one’s immunity is strengthened. It contains a compound called curcumin. Curcumin is responsible for giving turmeric several of its health-benefiting qualities."

Read more: https://dailywellnesspro.com/6-spices-that-can-help-reduce-inflammation

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Study suggests spices outperform chemo and radiation for treatingcancer
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Date: March 06, 2019 05:20 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study suggests Spices outperform chemo and radiation for treatingcancer





While turmeric is a commonly known spice, especially in South Asia, it is also known for its health benefits. Turmeric has been found to be a safe treatment for a variety of conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other chronic illnesses. Turmeric has been proven in many studies to be more effective in treating cancer than traditional cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation. Unlike chemo or radiation, turmeric has the ability to fight cancer for a long period of time. While this data still needs to be investigated, many are hopeful that in the future, turmeric will contribute to the fight against cancer and big pharmaceutical companies.

Key Takeaways:

  • Turmeric is a common spice that is useful in worldly cuisines, but is also known for its health benefits.
  • Turmeric can help alleviate symptoms of diabetes, heart disease, cancers, and other inflammatory diseases.
  • Many studies have proven that turmeric can improve longevity and fight against cancers in a more efficient manner than chemotherapy or radiation.

"Glioblastoma is an aggressive, fast-growing form of brain cancer which is usually treated with chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. These overpriced conventional treatments, however, have shown little to no effect in keeping cancer away. In contrary, they may be making it worse."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-01-study-suggests-spices-outperform-chemo-and-radiation.html

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Diabetes: Cinnamon (Dalchini) May Help Control Blood Sugar Levels
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Date: January 30, 2019 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Diabetes: Cinnamon (Dalchini) May Help Control Blood Sugar Levels





For diabetic patients, food can often feel like the enemy. But what if spices are the answer? Cinnamon has been shown to reduce blood sugar levels in patients that have type 2 diabetes from a fasting state as well as to possess anti oxidant traits. For the American diet, most people associate cinnamon with sweets, thus helping to reduce cravings for those food items from a psychological standpoint. And best of all, it only takes around five grams to also aid in digestive health, which is also important to stabilizing blood sugars.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cinnamon is a very common spice in Hindu culture and known to help manage many different health issues.
  • It is full of antioxidants that reduce oxidative tension and known to manage diabetes.
  • If taken on a regular basis, it will reduce blood sugar levels in fasting people and reduce cholesterol levels.

"Various studies talk about cinnamon as a wonder spice that keeps a check on our blood sugar levels, especially when consumed after meals."

Read more: https://www.ndtv.com/food/diabetes-cinnamon-dalchini-may-help-control-blood-sugar-levels-1961593

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Caraway Seeds Support Weight Loss, Blood Sugar & More
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Date: January 23, 2019 09:42 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Caraway Seeds Support Weight Loss, Blood Sugar & More





Caraway seeds are loaded in antioxidants, which do plenty of great things for the body, including aiding in weight loss, helping to maintain blood sugar levels to minimize the risk of developing diabetes, and so much more. It is time to add the seeds to your diet if they're not already a part o your menu and enjoy all of these enticing benefits for yourself. You are what you eat and it is important that you are great things, such as what you can be with the consumption of these awesome seeds.

Key Takeaways:

  • Caraway seeds as powerful spices bring a lot of health benefits to the table, including a good aroma and flavor.
  • Caraway is a plant that has relationship with carrots, parsley, celery, and coriander, and some of its other names are Persian cumin and meridian fennel.
  • In addition to its feathery leaves, pink and white flowers, and a crescent-shaped fruit which is the seed, it has a strong aroma and flavor.

"So what is caraway seed used for, and why should you consider upping your intake of this stellar spice cabinet staple?"

Read more: https://draxe.com/caraway-seeds/

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The Gut-Soothing, Brain-Boosting Power of Mint Leaves
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Date: September 10, 2018 02:52 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Gut-Soothing, Brain-Boosting Power of Mint Leaves





The Gut-Soothing, Brain-Boosting Power of Mint Leaves

Did you know that mint leaves are a strong source of good nutrition? They contain minerals, vitamins, and numerous other health benefits.They also consistently rank high among the best healing spices and herbs.Additionally, mint leaves can increase your brain function, assist your body in its digestive system, and help your body maintain a healthy balance of hormone levels. Let us not forget that they are also well known for leaving your breath fresh and pleasant as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • Mint leaves can better your digestive system and help you battle a cold.
  • Mint leaves not only boost your oral health, but they also increase one's brain function.
  • Mint leaves have been shown to help relieve some PCOS symptoms and relieve indigestion.

"In reality, though, the potent little mint herb offers an impressive array of important vitamins, minerals and health benefits that make it a true powerhouse of nutrition."

Read more: https://draxe.com/mint-leaves/

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One of the most precious spices in the world, saffron can be usedas an alternative cancer treatment
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Date: September 04, 2018 09:53 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: One of the most precious Spices in the world, saffron can be usedas an alternative cancer treatment





One of the most precious spices in the world, saffron can be used as an alternative cancer treatment

Saffron is not only a tasty spice highly valued to culinary chefs, but it also has anti-cancer properties, according to a recently published article. Not only does saffron kill cancerous cells, but it is also selective in which cells it kills, meaning it doesn't harm non-cancerous cells. Saffron, although expensive, also has many other benefits. It can fight depression, improve skin, balance hormones, combat stomach pain, and even give sexual activity a boost. Saffron is a highly valued spice for good reason due to it's contributions to overall health.

Key Takeaways:

  • A review of dozens of relevant papers conducted by the Journal of Nutrition and Intermediary Metabolism suggests that saffron has substantial anti-cancer potential.
  • Saffron is a costly and hard-to-produce spice derived from the saffron crocus flower, with 1,000 handpicked flowers needed to produce an ounce.
  • In addition to its potential tumorcidal properties, saffron can help soothe stomach pain, balance hormones and boos mental and dermatological health.

"What’s more, these compounds display selective toxicity against cells; that is, they ultimately kill cancer varieties without harming normal ones."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-07-31-saffron-can-be-used-as-an-alternative-cancer-treatment.html

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5 Best Foods And Teas For Healthy Lungs
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Date: June 27, 2018 09:54 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Best Foods And Teas For Healthy Lungs





5 Best Foods And Teas For Healthy Lungs

The breathe of life is an oft-used phrase. It can refer to inspiration, or sudden healing. But, it always indicates a transformation and something wonderful. The metaphor springs from the fact that breathe is intrinsic to life itself. Very few things cause despair, or a low quality of health like its lack. Yet, there are a variety of diseases that can take one's breathe away, including chronic pulmonary disease, asthma and much more. Moreover, in these times, when there is an unfortunately high level of air pollution and stress, a time when the genes we pass onto our children undoubtedly reflects the stresses of our environment, in these times we find ourselves more than ever prone to losing our breath.

Fortunately, there are foods and herbs that can assist us in fighting back against the problems that would steal breath from us. Many foods assist the body by killing microorganisms, flushing out toxins, reducing inflammation and mucus, and also by reducing stress. Some very potent, healing food options include, garlic, turmeric, olive oil and oregano.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many herbs, spices, teas, fruits and vegetables contain ingredients that can naturally promote respiratory health.
  • Oregano has benefits for respiratory health that includes treating cold, flu and bronchitis. It can also alleviate nasal congestion.
  • Pineapple can promote lung health by flushing out toxins, reducing mucus and phlegm, and combating sinus infections.

"Breathing is so fundamental that we hardly need to think of it, but when it is impaired, it’s hard to think of anything else."

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/5-best-foods-and-teas-for-healthy-lungs/

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Coconut Oil For Clogged Sinuses + 4 Other Remedies
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Date: April 23, 2018 09:17 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Coconut Oil For Clogged Sinuses + 4 Other Remedies





Coconut Oil For Clogged Sinuses + 4 Other Remedies

Chronic inflammation of the nasal membranes is a condition which affects millions of people. The condition can manifest as a stuffed up, or chronically runny nose. It can also cause chronic headaches, an inability to smell, and difficulty breathing through the nose. Environmental allergens, autoimmune disturbances and polyps can all be factors creating this disturbing condition, which most people attempt to treat using conventional, over-the-counter options. There are, however, useful natural, alternative treatment modalities, including the use of coconut oil.

Coconut oil, and other nutrient-dense foods and spices, contain anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial components that can aid this condition. Irrigating and cleansing the sinuses with a neti pot is another efficacious, alternative way to alleviate chronic inflammation of the nasal passages.

Key Takeaways:

  • Spices and foods, like coconut oil and pineapple, have antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • These properties can mitigate the suffering of the 40% of the world's population that is afflicted with chronic allergic rhinitis.
  • Irrigating and cleansing affected nasal passages with a neti pot is another way to treat chronic inflammation of the nasal membranes,

"Many people turn to over-the-counter antihistamines and cold remedies to treat nasal congestion. By and large, these NSAID medications treat the symptoms of the condition rather than it’s underlying cause."

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/coconut-oil-for-clogged-sinuses-plus-4-other-remedies/

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Anise Seed Benefits Blood Sugar & May Protect Against Ulcers
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Date: January 23, 2018 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Anise Seed Benefits Blood Sugar & May Protect Against Ulcers





Anise seeds are now being seen as one of the latest in a line of good for you herbs and spices. They are in the same family as celery and carrots, but with a slight licorice flavor. They have been found to have many properties to aid with health including lowering blood sugar and treating depression. The properties of anise itself, often seen as a digestive, can aid with stomach ulcers and maybe even stop the growth of fungus and bacteria.

Key Takeaways:

  • The versatility of the Anise seed is well known and is very popular in other dishes such as cakes and cookies.
  • The Anise seed not only provides outstanding health benefits but also packs a super power house of great flavor.
  • To add to the versatility of uses Anise can be utilized in many different ways such as seeds, extracts, and in an oil based form.

"More recently, researchers have uncovered a host of health benefits associated with anise seed, including improved blood sugar levels, decreased menopause symptoms and even protection against stomach ulcers."

Read more: https://draxe.com/anise-seed/

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These 8 Common Spices Can Help You Lose Weight Fast
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Date: January 20, 2018 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: These 8 Common Spices Can Help You Lose Weight Fast





Eight spices that could help you lose weight are probably already in your spice cabinet. The spices are black pepper, cardamom, Cayenne, cinnamon, cumin, garlic, ginger and turmeric. Not only do these spices help with weight loss, some help control cholesterol, sugar levels, fight inflammation and boost the immune system. It would be prudent to keep the spices available. They spice up any meal. Cayenne heats up the meal which is the mechanism for burning fat.

Key Takeaways:

  • Each spice is helping in weight loss with one of these techniques cholesterol absorption, curbing hunger and preventing accumulation of fat
  • cardamom helps in digesting the sticky toxin ama which slows down metabolism
  • Garlic helps to prevent blood pressure, inflammation and weight gain

"From spices as simple as black pepper to one of our favorites, turmeric, here are eight common spices that will help you shed those pounds."

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/8-common-spices-that-help-you-lose-weight/

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I Drink This 5-Ingredient Coffee Recipe Every Day To Fight Inflammation
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Date: December 04, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: I Drink This 5-Ingredient Coffee Recipe Every Day To Fight Inflammation





A simple change to your morning coffee routine can have wide-ranging health benefits. Adding three simple ingredients- and switching out two others- will help combat inflammation, which has been linked to almost every major disease- from heart disease, cancer, and diabetes to Alzheimer's, depression, and even hair loss. A couple shakes of a mixture of turmeric, cinnamon, and just a little ground pepper (which helps your body to properly absorb the active ingredient in tumeric) is a great way to work anti-inflamatories into your daily routine, as well as add a nice flavor to your daily coffee. In addition, substituting sugar with raw honey and cream with coconut oil will add antioxidants, help you to absorb MORE antioxidants, and adds additional antifungal, antibiotic, and antibacterial properties (along with those contained in the spice mixture!) Evidence of anti-inflammatory (as well as other) benefits to these ingredients can be found in the journals "Cancer Prevention", "Evidence-Based Complimentary and Alternative Medicine" and "The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics," as well as from the Arthritis Foundation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Adding a few simple spices to your morning coffee can help with certain aliments.
  • Cinnamon, Turmeric and ground black pepper added to your coffee daily can help with inflammation.
  • Be careful of adding non-dairy creamer to your coffee there are healthier substitutes for creamer and sweeteners.

"Curcumin, the main compound found in turmeric, is widely known and accepted for its antioxidant, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties."

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/i-drink-this-turmeric-coffee-recipe-every-day-to-fight-inflammation/

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Healing Hands: 5 ways to boost your immune system
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Date: November 14, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Healing Hands: 5 ways to boost your immune system





When your immune system is challenged, a host of diseases have an opportunity to take hold in the body. Keeping it strong is the best way to avoid illness and there are things you can do to to strengthen it just like you'd strengthen muscles by working out. Fermented foods and cultured products help our natural gut bacteria, shown to be helpful in immune response. Vitamins, particularly vitamin C, are essential to immune health as well. In addition, herbs, spices and foods like vegetables are all part of an arsenal you can use to battle cold and flu season.

Key Takeaways:

  • Our eating habits are a great way to boost our immune system with healthy, fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Manuka honey is another recent health booster, found to have great antibacterial properties.
  • Garlic is another great antibiotic, and unlike pharmaceuticals, bacteria do not seem to be able to develop resistances.

"Many herbs and spices have great immune-boosting benefits, but turmeric has been called one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory spices of all."

Read more: http://www.thelcn.com/lcn05/healing-hands-5-ways-to-boost-your-immune-system-20171104

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What to eat to keep your brain healthy - and help to prevent dementia
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Date: October 27, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What to eat to keep your brain healthy - and help to prevent dementia





Even though the science is still uncertain, the following tips can help prevent dementia in old age. Eat a health and mixed diet composed of natural fruits and vegetables, grains and nuts, fish, oils, and dairy produce. Choose low-sugar carbs. Eat a healthy amount of both plant and animal proteins. Use five key ingredients in your food when possible: quinoa, oils like extra virgin olive oil, spices like turmeric and coriander, canned fish, and walnuts. Exercise regularly.

Key Takeaways:

  • To supply the brain with proper fuel prepare to eat both protein and carbohydrates at every meal.
  • You don't have to know about nutrition to add antioxidants to your diet, just eat a variety of bright color foods.
  • Changes in diet is one of the easiest ways to help keep our brain healthy.

"Embrace local, seasonal foods, and combine them with colourful foods, brain-supporting oils and healthy proteins."

Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/what-eat-keep-your-brain-11377328

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This spice is the most powerful in the world and many use it without knowing it is key to health
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Date: August 05, 2017 05:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: This spice is the most powerful in the world and many use it without knowing it is key to health





There is one spice that is the most powerful in the world and many use it without knowing that it is the key to health. Oregano is one of the most widely used Spices for seasoning foods. It gives our foods a delicious and unique flavor. But, it has many medicinal properties. This herb can be found in almost any part of the world and it is very affordable and can be bought at any supermarket.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdz9AQNXS4o&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Oregano has many nutrients and health benefits for skin and bones, and it helps detoxify the liver.
  • A tea made with mineral water and dried oregano is a convenient way to benefit from it's many health benefits.
  • Oregano can be purchased in most food stores dry or fresh and it can be grown in the home.

"Said to contain 20 times more antioxidants and nutrients than any citrus"

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Cinnamon highly beneficial in managing metabolic syndrome says research
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Date: June 25, 2017 07:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cinnamon highly beneficial in managing metabolic syndrome says research





Research has said that cinnamon is highly beneficial in managing metabolic syndrome. Cinnamon is an ingredient that is very common in Indian dishes. Metabolic syndrome is a group of medical conditions that include high blood pressure and excess body fat around the waist. This increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes in people. People were put on a cinnamon trial and they ended up losing weight and became healthier people. Spices and herbs can have a great impact on health.

Read more: Cinnamon highly beneficial in managing metabolic syndrome says research

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6 Health Benefits of Cinnamon And Honey
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Date: June 23, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 6 Health Benefits of Cinnamon And Honey





There are 6 health benefits of cinnamon and honey as well. They both work great on their own, but together they are a lot more healthy for you. When you put them together, then you get a really healthy combination. They can be really great for your health. Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices that we know of. It has medicinal properties that have been marveled at since ancient times. It is also very tasty.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cinnamon and honey are superfoods known for their culinary and medicinal uses.
  • Cinnamon is known for its anti-inflammatory properties as well as being a source of manganese and calcium.
  • Local honey can help with allergy symptoms while raw honey retains nutritional benefits.

"Mixing cinnamon and honey together in water and drinking this mixture regularly may help you in your weight loss efforts."

Read more: http://www.thealternativedaily.com/health-benefits-of-cinnamon-and-honey/

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Reduce Risk of Heart Disease
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Date: June 04, 2017 07:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Reduce Risk of Heart Disease





Eating anti-inflammatory foods can reduce the chance of heart disease by over 50%. Some foods that are anti-inflammatory include chickpeas and beans. To reduce the chance of getting stomach or colon cancer by over 44% eat garlic and onions, this food spices up the food and offers healthy results as an anti-inflammatory. Eating three cups of plant compounds is enough to keep your body at a healthy level and one quarter decreased risk of heart disease. Overall, anti-inflammatory foods have many benefits.

Read more: Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

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Drink This Ginger Turmeric Mixture Before Bed to Clean Your Liver And Never Wake Up Tired Again
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Date: June 02, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Drink This Ginger Turmeric Mixture Before Bed to Clean Your Liver And Never Wake Up Tired Again





Looking at the picture of this mixture is very appealing. Maybe because of its bright color.The ingredients in the mixture have a lot of health benefits.Such as turmeric which has a lot of benefits such as regulation blood sugar and it is also good for the liver. Ginger is good for the liver and digestion and nausea. The honey would give it a sweet taste. The drink starts out with cocoanut milk which is very popular these days. I was amazed at all the ingredients for this mixture and the health benefits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6GbyNDrhqs&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Turmeric milk is a recipe, presumed to have developed as part of an ancient Indian system of healing, referred to as Aryurvedic Medicine.
  • Turmeric milk is useful for reducing blood pressure and regulating glucose levels in the body.
  • Turmeric is noted for its positive effects against liver disease and respiratory conditions, as well as muscular and joint pain.

"Have you ever heard of golden milk? This mixture of Spices and herbs with coconut oil and coconut milk is a tasty drink which is a rich source of nutrient, and offers a myriad of health benefits!"

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IF YOU DRINK TURMERIC WATER EVERYDAY THEN THIS WILL HAPPEN TO YOUR BODY - TURMERIC HEALTH BENEFITS!
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Date: April 24, 2017 04:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: IF YOU DRINK TURMERIC WATER EVERYDAY THEN THIS WILL HAPPEN TO YOUR BODY - TURMERIC HEALTH BENEFITS!





Tumeric, is this spice in your cabinet? If so, use it as often as possible in as many of the foods you prepare as you can. But, do not be shy, and make sure that you're also enjoying this Tumeric water. Drinking this spicy water everyday can do incredible things to your body, and those benefits are things that you do not want to miss. Learn the benefits and start drinking Tumeric water without a moment's delay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIe8YyxsjI0&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • The daily consumption of turmeric has benefits for the liver and brain.
  • Turmeric had high anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. This helps reduce liver damage and disease.
  • Turmeric water can be consumed by itself or added to soups or recipes.

"Turmeric is one of the most popular Spices added to South Asian dishes, and it becoming growingly popular all around the world, due to its multiple health-boosting properties."

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Opium-like painkiller alternative can be found growing in your backyard
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Date: April 15, 2017 01:29 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Opium-like painkiller alternative can be found growing in your backyard





If you suffer from pain, it is a good idea to look for alternatives to taking painkillers. They are addictive, and often mask the underlying instead of effectively dealing with it. There are many herbs and spices out there that can address the inflammation that causes pain and some of these herbs grow in your backyard. Wild lettuce is a plant found in yards all over the country and has been used for a long time in treating pain. Read this article for more details into the effectiveness of wild lettuce for pain.

Key Takeaways:

  • -Did you know that many herbs and spices can treat inflammation and other related conditions that cause acute or chronic pain?
  • -While it has been used for centuries, it was in the 1970s that it started to gain significant popularity, both for pain relief and recreational purposes.
  • Furthermore, it can be very beneficial for asthma patients since opiate medications can cause more asthma episodes when they go through opiate withdrawal

"Also known as Lactuca Virosa, opium lettuce, or bitter lettuce, this medicinal plant has long been used in folk medicine as a substitute to opium, hence its name opium lettuce."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-04-09-opium-like-painkiller-alternative-can-be-found-growing-in-your-backyard.html

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HERE’S HOW TO DETOX YOUR ENTIRE BODY TO NEVER BE SICK OR TIRED AGAIN!!
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Date: March 30, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: HERE’S HOW TO DETOX YOUR ENTIRE BODY TO NEVER BE SICK OR TIRED AGAIN!!





Detoxing is a topic that has aroused much interest. One spice that is often overlooked is ginger. Ginger is a very healthy and nutrient dense spice. It contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, detoxifying and anti-cancer abilities, especially gastrointestinal issues. Ginger is a very important spice that can help ease a variety of ailments. Watch this video for an in-depth look into ginger's many uses. Included is a recipe for a ginger bath that you'll definitely want to try.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA4ORIfrfCc&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Ginger is a healthy and nutritious spice that can be used in many ways to help the body.
  • Ginger can help a person detoxify their body and remove a list of harmful substances from the body.
  • Ginger can help the body to resist various diseases and various forms of cancer.

"Aromatic, pungent and spicy, ginger is among the healthiest and most delicious Spices on the planet."

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Medical News Today: Is rice gluten-free? Grains explained
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Date: March 25, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Medical News Today: Is rice gluten-free? Grains explained





Plain rice is gluten free naturally and is a good source of some nutrients and carbohydrates. People that are on a gluten free diet should always check labeling to make sure that gluten hasn't been added to a rice mixture. Rice does contain arsenic but it is mostly non toxic. People on gluten free diets have plenty of grains to choose from although many of these can only be found in health food stores. Persons with celiac disease must be careful to not eat gluten in any form.

Key Takeaways:

  • Rice, itself, is gluten free, but,often do have gluten due to contamination or use of other spices.
  • There are many other grains which are gluten free, that can help contribute to a balanced diet for those seeking a gluten free lifestyle.
  • Rice is a good alternative to gluten containing grains, but you can not get sufficient nutrients from rice alone

"Arsenic may cause health problems in people who eat significant amounts of rice and rice-based products daily."

Read more: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/316167.php

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Home Remedies For Dry Cough That Will Give You Relief
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Date: February 27, 2017 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Home Remedies For Dry Cough That Will Give You Relief





There are some really good home remedies for dry cough that will give you relief. It needs to be looked into if you have a dry cough. It weakens your immune system. Take a glass of hot milk and add a tablespoon of honey. Make sure to mix it well. This is a great way to help your cough.

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

Key Takeaways:

  • Honey. Why it helps: Honey is one of the oldest dry cough home remedies and also one of the commonly used components in cough syrups.
  • Honey is one of the oldest dry cough home remedies and also one of the commonly used components in cough syrups.
  • Many of us crave a cuppa when we have been coughing all day. Warming Spices are natural cough remedies that we can easily incorporate into our tea.

"Honey is one of the oldest dry cough home remedies and also one of the commonly used components in cough"

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Science-Backed Health Benefits of Cinnamon
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Date: January 12, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (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=//www.worldhealth.net/news/science-backed-health-benefits-cinnamon/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFlMTFjYzBlYzAwOTU4NjY6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEmQhn71BhRSg30uGYo6-6xzXs3eQ

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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



Reference:

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

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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



Reference:

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

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The Top 15 Natural Appetite Suppressants
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Date: December 07, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Top 15 Natural Appetite Suppressants





It is often difficult to control your appetite. We all wish there was a pill or supplements that would make it easy to control cravings. JetFuel Accelerator adds to our list as one of our top appetite suppressing supplements. Obesitrol placed on our list because of its impressive ingredients. Animal Cuts is designed and formulated by Universal Nutrition to create 9 different complexes earning itself a place on this list.

Key Takeaways:

  • Try as you might to resist the temptation of damning diet foods, sometimes hunger prevails and you find yourself elbow deep in a bag of chips.
  • Combat temptations to derail your diet by ensuring you have healthy drinks, foods, and Spices in your office and home.
  • Try these 15 essential appetite-suppressing staples like whey protein and ginger root to stamp out hunger and keep your diet on track.

"These supremely healthy drinks, foods, and Spices can curb your hunger, help you lose more weight, and stick to your diet plan."



Reference:

//www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/top-15-natural-appetite-suppressants

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Supplements That Help Mange Diabetes Without Meds
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Date: December 05, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Supplements That Help Mange Diabetes Without Meds





Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in the United States. Some studies have shown that patients with this condition are sometimes able to control their disease effectively with supplements instead of prescription medication. While there are different degrees of any disease, it is possible that a dietary change could help control the condition. Some of the supplements that may help include chromium, biotin, vitamin D, D-chiro-inositol, and berberine. As always, people should consult their doctor before changing any therapy.

Key Takeaways:

  • This essential trace mineral makes insulin more active by helping it bind to the insulin receptor, says Stags. It is naturally occurring in meat, fish, fruits and vegetables, Spices, whole wheat bread and rye breads.
  • This chemical variant of B vitamin, helps insulin work better because it improves the glucose pathway after the insulin has bound its receptor on a cell.
  • This natural alkaloid originated in China and India where it was used in Ayurveda medicine.

"Experts say that in many cases, supplements can help manage Type 2 diabetes, the insulin-resistant form of the disease which is the most common in the United Sates."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.newsmax.com/Health/Health-News/diabetes-natural-remedies/2016/11/17/id/759497/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEsSKeme3mP3CeZQ6VddEh_GshCCQ

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What Are the Health Benefits of Borage?
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Date: September 13, 2016 09:27 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: What Are the Health Benefits of Borage?

Borage or Borago officinalis also known as Starflower is a beautiful blue flower that can be found in the wilderness of the Mediterranea.You can recognize it after the edible flowers that have a cucumber taste.

Health benefits:

1.Very good source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)

Borage oil extracted from seeds is a strong inflammatory remedy. If you suffer from obesity, eczema, alcoholism, PMS or high blood pressure this oil can help reduce inflammation.

2.Important source of nutrients

If you decide to take borage as a herbal supplement you have to know it contains high amounts of iron and vitamin C.

3.Great cooking ingredient

Borage is a very strong tasting ingredient and a low calorie one, also. If added while cooking, can change the flavor, so be careful to add just a few sprinkles over.

4.Wonderful calming effects

Combined with Echinacea can be great as a tea. Borage can "calm down" your adrenal glands and make you feel relaxed.

Most people consume borage oil for its GLA content, GLA regulates hormones and can be converted into anti-inflammatory compounds in the body. 





References:

  • https://draxe.com/borage-oil/
  • www.nutrition-and-you.com/borage.html
  • naturehacks.com/borage-health-benefits-of-Spices-and-herbs

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Vitamins that Help Balance Uric Acid in the Body
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Date: February 10, 2015 05:58 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamins that Help Balance Uric Acid in the Body

Fruits and Vegetables

What is a uric acid?

Uric acid is a waste product that can found in the body. It is a by-product of fructose metabolism. Therefore, a person with a diet rich in fructose will have a higher level of uric acid unless they can take certain measures to ensure that the levels are checked.

Effect of high uric acid

Very high levels of this waste product are associated with certain painful conditions. One of these conditions is gout. Gout is a type of very painful arthritis that will commonly affect the big toe. It is characterized by extreme pain and most people who have this condition are often on medication to regulate it for most of their lives. It is the most common disease associated with high uric levels, but not the only one.

People with High Blood pressure and obesity also exhibit higher levels of the acid in their systems. It is important to note however, that uric acid functions as both an anti-oxidant as well as a pro-oxidant. For this reason, you do not want to lower its levels too much, so as not to miss its anti-oxidation properties. You want to have optimal levels of the acid in your body and the following vitamins and natural Spices can help you achieve this easily.

Vitamins to Regulate Uric Acid

Vitamin C:  Vitamin C has been recommended in many health advice articles as being especially useful to lowering the levels of uric acid in your body. However, it is important to be very careful when taking Vitamin C for this purpose since taking too much could have the opposite effect; that of increasing the levels of this acid in your body. Vitamin C can be found in many natural supplements but you are likely to get good results with the natural sources, which are fruits such as oranges and lemons as well as in vegetables.

 Vitamin B5:  This vitamin is very important in breaking down excess uric acid in the body. Also known as pantothenic acid, it is actually the necessary ingredient in the body for the excretion of this acid. Most people who have excess uric acid have a Vitamin B5 deficiency. Stress is a major cause of low levels of this vitamin.

Vitamin B9: Also known as folic acid, this vitamin has been used by many people suffering from gout to help lower the levels of uric acid in the cells. Although there are no real studies that show its efficiency, many people who take folic acid supplements have claimed a reduction in the intensity of gout symptoms.

Natural Herbs and Spices that can help, there are also a number of natural herbs and Spices that can greatly help to reduce the levels of uric acid in the body. This is because certain herbs have been known to have higher anti-oxidation properties than even fresh fruit and vegetables. Some of the herbs and Spices associated with uric acid control include; cloves, ginger, rosemary and turmeric. These four Spices also have anti-inflammatory properties that can be very useful to those suffering from gout.

References:

  1. //articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/01/27/gout-uric-acid.aspx
  2. //www.livestrong.com/article/334604-vitamins-that-lower-uric-acid/

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Why Eat Gluten Free
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Date: April 17, 2014 04:48 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Eat Gluten Free

What is gluten

glutenGluten intolerance arises when your body cannot digest gluten, which is a protein found in rye, barley and wheat. It makes the immune system to attack small intestines lining’s which causes diarrhea, abdominal pain and nausea. It’s commonly called celiac disease. Apart from celiac or gluten intolerance other health issues caused by gluten have come up.

Check out these insights why you and your family should take gluten free diet:

Lose weight

Recent research has revealed that gluten is related with obesity and weight gain. Gluten is a super carbohydrate and is quickly converted to blood sugar than any carb food. This results in glucose being released into the bloodstream. Insulin supports your body in converting glucose to fat causing a lot of fat deposits.

Ward off diseases

Increased gluten consumption has caused a great rise in several diseases such as ADHD, heart diseases, diabetes and autism. Gluten and disease relationships are still under research but meanwhile it is safer to reduce gluten intake within your family members.

Improves mental health

Different researches have associated Celiac disease with issues such as dementia and nervous system problems. Over the last 60 years, there have been some studies relating patients with Schizophrenia and gluten consumption.

Regain balance

You can find gluten everywhere in pizza, bread, salad dressings, Spices, ketchup and cosmetics. An average American person can consume about 130 pounds of wheat every year which makes 70 percent of our carb intake.

Quick recovery

If you are suffering from diseases such as Osteoporosis or Parkinson's disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis then taking non gluten diet is the best way of getting healthier quicker. Certain research has shown that eating gluten free diet helps you to take less recovery time when you use along with their treatments.

You can give a try by eliminating gluten and check any change in your healthy condition. Several gluten free food choices are available.

Source

  1. //www.mayoclinic.org

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What Can Turmeric Do For My Health?
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Date: April 02, 2012 10:21 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Can Turmeric Do For My Health?

There are a lot of natural food items and Spices which in addition to providing a nice flavour to the food also provide a lot of health benefits. One such famous spice is ‘turmeric'. It is of common use in Indian, Chinese and other Asian countries' cuisines. Many health benefits of turmeric are still being researched; however, here are listed its few known benefits.

# Turmeric's health benefits against cancer:

- Turmeric has powerful anti-oxidant properties and therefore is useful against cancer treatments of many kinds. - Researches have shown that turmeric can prevent breast cancer to spread in lungs. - Turmeric is useful to intensify the effects of the drug ‘paclitaxel' which is taken to cure breast cancer and to prevent the side effects of this drug. - In many cases, turmeric also prevents metastases to develop in many different types of cancer. - The combined effect of cauliflower and turmeric prevents prostate cancer. It also helps to inhibit the growth of existing prostate cancer cells. - Benefits of turmeric for pancreatic cancer are still being studied. - It has also been shown that turmeric is effective to stop the growth of blood vessels in tumours.

# Benefits for skin:

- Assists in healing wounds and repairing damaged skin conditions. - Helps to fight skin infections and inflammations. - It has good antibacterial properties and can be applied on wounds as a disinfectant. - It helps to fight skin inflammation conditions like psoriasis. - Turmeric mixed with honey is a good skin bleaching agent. - Turmeric paste is also good to reduce sun tan from the skin. - Mixing turmeric in face packs can help cure acne to some degree. - Turmeric mixed with curd if applied daily on the abdomen of pregnant ladies can help in preventing pregnancy stretch marks. - Application of turmeric paste for skin burns is a good remedy for it. - Regularly washing face with turmeric can help a person get rid of excessive facial hair.

# Benefits for the nervous system:

- It helps to slow down the effects of Alzheimer's disease. - It acts as a natural painkiller. - It is also used as an ingredient in medicines against depression. - It also has anti-platelet abilities, and therefore is promising for protection against heart attacks, blood arteries and vein clogs etc.

# Other health benefits of turmeric:

- Because of its inflammatory properties, turmeric is known to be useful in the treatment of arthritis, muscle pain, ligament pains etc. - Aids in fat management by increasing the metabolism rate in an individual. - Helps in detoxifying liver. It also helps protect the liver from the damaging effects of various toxins like that of alcohol. - Turmeric mixed in warm water when consumed can help in the conditions of diarrhoea. - It's consumption also helps to relieve menstrual pains.

# Dosage of turmeric:

Turmeric should form a part of one's daily diet and should ideally form part of various dishes which are consumed daily. An adult can safely consume one to three grams of turmeric powder daily. To be consumed as a supplement, it can be taken as pills available in health stores.

# Things to keep in mind before consuming turmeric:

- Consume turmeric in moderation as excess of anything is bad. - Consult your physician before beginning to consume any supplements. - Those who have congestive heart disease should refrain from consuming it. - Those having obstructive jaundice, extreme liver disorders, blood clotting issues, and painful gallstones should not take turmeric. In general, if you have any troubling health condition or if you are on medication, then you should consult your physician before consuming it. - Pregnant women, nursing mothers and women with fertility issues should also consult their physician before consuming turmeric.

Turmeric is a wonder-food, to help you fight against many health conditions. It is easily available and is easy to consume. Make sure to give it due consideration to be included in your daily diet for a healthy life.

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What Are The Health Benefits Of Saffron Extract?
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Date: March 26, 2012 08:01 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Health Benefits Of Saffron Extract?

HEALTH BENEFITS OF SAFFRON EXTRACT

Saffron is one of the rarest and exotic Spices found on the earth. Golden spice is the other name given to saffron, attributing to its reddish-golden color. It is the most common spice used in many Indian,Mediterranean and Italian cuisine. This culinary and exotic spice grows on a flowering plant- Crocus Sativa. It is grown in various countries around the world including many Asian and European countries. Areas with hot dry summers and wet springs are the most suitable areas for growing Saffron. While saffron is popular for its flavor, color and fragrance, this rare spice also, has many medicinal and health benefits. Saffron is a very expensive spice and this is mainly because of the fact, that for making 1gram of Saffron strands 150 flowers are required.

Mineral present in Saffron extract -

Saffron extract contains high amounts of copper, magnesium, calcium, zinc, potassium, iron, and selenium. It is also a rich source of various vitamins like- vitamin A, B2 and C, niacin and folic acid. Apart from these Saffron also contains carotenoid compounds - crocetin, lycopeneand, safranel and crocin.

The various health benefits of Saffron are -

1) Cancer Treatment- Because of the presence of crocetin and carotenoid in Saffron, it has anti-mutagenic and anti-tumor properties. Several studies on Saffron extract have proved that Saffron extract delays papilloma carcinogenisis and tumor growth. Because of all these properties, Saffron extract can be used for treating and preventing skin cancer, liver cancer and sarcoma.

2) Anti-inflammatory properties- Saffron have anti-inflammatory properties and therefore it can be used in treatment of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. It is capable of controlling inflammation and healing cuts and burns faster.

3) Potent aphrodisiac- For last many centuries, Saffron has been used as a “POTENT APHRODISIAC” inPersiaand many other Arabian countries. It can increase libido and improve erectile dysfunction by increasing the flow of blood in the pelvic region.

4) Eye Care- Several studies have proved that Saffron extract can treat certain eye problems like- macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. Saffron also protects the eyes from the harmful effects UV rays.

5) Anti-Depressants- Saffron extract can also be used in the treatment of patients suffering from depression. Researches have shown that Saffron gives equal results as given by therapeutic drugs like imipramine and fluoxetine.

6) Painkiller- Saffron extract can be used for treating many severe painful conditions like- stomach pain, menstrual pain, and kidney pain.

7) Weight loss- Researches have shown that Saffron can suppress the feeling of hunger, by controlling the percentage of serotonin content in the blood. Therefore, Saffron is used in many weight loss programs, as it can reduce the compulsion to eat and feelings of hunger.

8) Skin- Saffron contains antioxidants, and therefore it is used in many beauty and anti-aging treatments.

9) Saffron during Pregnancy- During pregnancy, women are advised to drink Saffron milk, in order to enhance their pelvic blood flow. Also, due to its Carminative properties it helps in suppressing cramps.

Gas and bloating are very common problems during pregnancy and just one glass of Saffron milk can reduce flatulence and ease digestion.

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What Are The Health Benefits Of Saffron Extract?
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Date: February 23, 2012 07:08 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Health Benefits Of Saffron Extract?

Saffron

Saffron is an expensive spice that is commonly used to add color and flavor to food. It is used in many cuisine especially Mediterraean, Italian and Indian. The high cost of saffron is due to the fact that 150 flowers are required to make 1 g of saffron strands. This culinary spice grows on aflowering plant, Crocus Sativa. It is grown in Southwest Asia, especially in areas with wet springs and hot dry summers.It contains high amounts of minerals such as copper, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and selenium. It is a rich source of vitamins such as vitamins A, C and B2, folic acid and niacin. Saffron contains carotenoidcompounds- crocin, crocetin, lycopeneand safranel, which are known to possess many health benefits. This expensive herb not only adds flavor to food but also offers variety of health benefits.

Spices have been used as medicines for centuries because of their anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-oxidant properties. Therapeutic usage of saffron is 3000 years ago when it was used as an natural aphrodisiac. Some of the health benefits of saffron extract are:

Saffron Benefits

1. Saffron contains anti-tumour and anti-mutagenicproperties due to the presence of carotenoid, crocetin. Studies on mice indicated that saffron extract delays tumor growth and delays papilloma carcinogenisis and inhibits squamous cell carcinoma. It helps in treating and preventing certain types of cancer such as skin cancer, sarcoma and liver cancer.

2. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, saffron can control inflammation in the body and speed up the healing of burns and cuts. It helps in treating arthritis and other inflammatory joint diseases.

3. For thousands of years in Persian and other Arabian countries, saffron was used as a potent aphrodisiac. It was used to increase libido and erectile dysfuntionby improving the blood flow to the pelvic region. It was also used to treat many female health conditions.

4. Studies have shown the effects of saffron on several eye conditions. Saffron extract helps to slow down retinitis pigmentosa and macular degenration. It alsoprotects the eye from direct effect of bright light.

5. Saffron has been proved to be effective in treating mild to moderate depression. According to studies, saffron has shown equivalent results as given by therapeutic doses of fluoxetine and imipramine., anti-depressants.

6. Saffron acts as a painkiller in treating many painful conditions such as kidney pain, stomach pain and menstrual pain.

7. According to French researchers, saffron extract can reduce the hunger in between meals. It does that by controlling the levels of serotonin in the blood, which is responsible for signaling hunger pangs. Studies have found the effects of saffron on weight loss by reducing feelings of hunger and compulsion to eat between meals.

8. Some animal studies on saffron indicate cognitive enhancement and improved memory . However human trials are still to be conducted to find out the potential effects of saffron on memory. It is believed that regular use of saffron can delay demetia and prevent Alzheimer's disease.

9. It is used in many cosmetics such as skin lightening agents.

A sprinkle of Saffron extract not just adds spice to your food, but also prevents many health conditions.

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Caralluma extract
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Date: August 24, 2009 11:32 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Caralluma extract

Caralluma is a succulent plant that is part of the cactus family. It can be found growing wild in Africa, the Canary Islands, India, and southern Europe, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan. The herb has been used in Indian for centuries in order to curb appetite. It is a portable food for hunting and also an endurance enhancer. This herb was also used during periods of famine in order to curb appetite.

The caralluma plant is part of the Apoxynaceae family. It has been eaten in rural Indian for centuries, raw, as a vegetable with Spices, or preserved in chutneys and pickles. It is often found as a roadside shrub or boundary marker. Caralluma has been used as a portable food and thirst quencher for hunting. Caralluma is mainly used for its ability to suppress hunger and appetite, while enhancing stamina. Tribesmen on a daily hunt will often only pack some caralluma to sustain themselves, which is why it is commonly known as a famine food in India.

The working class in India used this plant not only as an appetite suppressant, but also to increase energy and endurance. Caralluma can be coked as a vegetable, pickled, used in chutneys, or eaten raw.

This herb seems to block the activity of many fat-promoting enzymes in the body. It forces fat reserves to be burned. One double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial on caralluma extract, which involved fifty people, showed significant reductions in all key indicators of weight loss.

This plant is also believed to affect the appetite-control mechanism that is found in the brain. When we eat, nerves in our stomach send a signal to the brain’s hypothalamus. This is the appetite-controlling center. When the stomach is full, the hypothalamus informs the brain that it can stop eating. When a person feels hunger, it is the result of the hypothalamus sending a signal to the brain to eat. The interference with these signals, or even creating a sign of its own, is done by caralluma. Through this, the brain is tricked into thinking that the stomach is full, even if the person has not eaten.

Patients who use caralluma have reported having more energy. Additionally, they tend to gain lean muscle mass while they lose fat. This herb not only reduces fat synthesis, but it also boosts the burning of fat. This makes more energy available for the body as a whole.

The plant has no known toxicity or side effects. However, it is wise to consult a health care professional before supplementing with this, or any nutrient while on prescription medications.

The entire caralluma plant is used to provide anorectic and energy boosting properties. The primary nutrients found in this herb are bitters principles, flavones glycosides, megastigmane glycosides, pregnane glycosides, and seponins. Primarily, this herb is extremely beneficial in dealing with low energy and obesity. It also acts as an appetite suppressant. For more information on the many beneficial effects provided by caralluma, please feel free to contact a representative from your local health food store.

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Sage
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Date: July 29, 2009 04:35 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Sage

Salvia is the Latin name for sage, meaning healthy. The sage plant was highly revered for its healing benefits in the Mediterranean. It also originated in the Mediterranean. The plant is a perennial herbaceous shrub that can be found growing up to heights of fifty meters. It prefers dry chalky soils in sunny areas, but it will thrive in a rich soil with good drainage. Although it can now be found growing in many areas throughout the world, it should not be confused with the brush sage that grows in the desert areas.

Often, dried sage leaves are used as culinary Spices. Sage is, and has been, a staple in many households. Traditionally, it is used to prolong life. It is also used in lotions to help heal sores and other sin ailments. Fresh sage leaves are chewed in order to remedy infections of the mouth and throat. Gargling with sage can also be an effective way to help treat a sore throat. Additionally, sage helps with excessive mucus discharge, nasal drip, sores, and excessive saliva secretions. The herb has antipyretic qualities that have been known to help with fevers, night sweats, and related problems.

This herb is also beneficial for mental exhaustion and for increasing the ability to concentrate. Sage improves memory and has been used on some forms of mental illness. Also, it has been used to treat digestive disorders such as ulcers, nausea, and diarrhea. It is used topically as an antiseptic for sores, and sore gums. The herb is even used as a teeth cleaner or hair tonic.

Sage has been found in clinical studies to contain antioxidant properties. It is thought that the labiatic acid found within is the active constituent. Evidence has shown that there is some antimicrobial activity in this herb as well. Recent research using laboratory animals has found antispasmodic activity in sage extracts. This activity may account for its use as a digestive aid. It should be noted that those people with seizure disorders should only use sage under the supervision of a health-care provider.

The leaves of the sage plant are used to provide alterative, antigalactagogue, antihydrotic, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatic, astringent, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, febrifuge, parasiticide, stimulant, and vulnerary properties. The primary nutrients found in this herb are calcium, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, sodium, sulfur, and vitamins A, B-complex, and C. Primarily, sage is extremely beneficial in dealing with coughs, diabetes, fevers, gastic disorders, sore gums, indigestion, infection, absent lactation, memory impairments, mental illnesses, mouth sores, nausea, nervous conditions, night sweats, sores, sore throat, and worms.

Additionally, this herb is very helpful in treating snake bits, blood infections, colds, cystitis, diarrhea, dysentery, flu, hair loss, headaches, kidney stones, laryngitis, lung congestion, mucus discharge, nasal drip, palsy, parasites, phlegm, sinus congestion, skin disorders, tonsillitis, ulcers, and yeast infections. In order to obtain the best results when supplementing with this, or any herb, it is important to consult your health care provider before beginning any regimen. For more information on the many beneficial effects provided by sage, please feel free to consult a representative from your local health food store with questions.

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BerryOxidants - Food-Sourced Antioxidant Protection
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Date: April 12, 2009 11:07 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: BerryOxidants - Food-Sourced Antioxidant Protection

BerryOxidants - Food-Sourced Antioxidant Protection

  • A power-packed antioxidant complex featuring standardized extracts from fruits, especially berries, as well as herbs and Spices.
  • This synergistic formula combines more than 30 plant-derived free radical fighters with a full 500 mg per tablet of the antioxidant vitamin C.
  • Some scientific evidence suggests that consumption of antioxidant vitamins may reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer. However, the FDA has determined that this evidence is limited and not conclusive.
  • Addresses six of the 12 SystemiCare™ body systems identified by Source Naturals as necessary for your optimal health: Liver/Detox (which may support longevity), Antioxidant Defense, Immunity, Circulation, Inflammation Response, and Structure/Connective Tissue.

2 tablets contain:

Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 1,000 mg

Grape Seed Extract (Proanthodyn™) 150 mg

Green Tea Leaf Ext (95% polyphenols, 150 mg 35% ECGC)

Turmeric Rhizome Ext (95% curcumin) 150 mg

Polygonum cuspidatum Root Ex 100 mg (8% total resveratrols)

Bromelain 100 mg

Quercetin 100 mg

Ginkgo Leaf Extract (50:1) 60 mg

24% Flavoneglycosides

Silymarin (from milk thistle seed ext) 60 mg

Hawthorn Berry Extract (4:1) 50 mg

Rosemary Leaf Extract (5:1) 50 mg

Citrus Bioflavonoids 50 mg

Lecithin 50 mg

Grape Skin Extract (20% polyphenols) 50 mg

Astragalus Root Extract (10:1) 50 mg

Cabbage Floret & Stem 50 mg

Cranberry Fruit Ext (90% solids) 50 mg

Sweet Cherry Fruit Ext (10:1) 50 mg

Holy Basil Leaf Ext (2% ursolic acid) 50 mg

Olive Leaf Ext (15% oleuropein) 40 mg

Rutin 40 mg

Lycium Fruit Extract (4:1) 40 mg

Strawberry Fruit 40 mg

Açai Fruit Juice Powder 40 mg

Organic Amla Fruit 40 mg

Pomegranate Seed Ext (40% elagitannins) 20 mg

European Elder Berry Ext (5% flavones) 20 mg

Mangosteen Fruit Rind Extract 20 mg (standardized to 95% flavonoids & 40% mangostins)

Raspberry Leaf Ext (40% elagitannins) 10 mg

White Mulberry Fruit Ext (10:1) 10 mg

Blueberry Leaf Ext (20% chlorogenic acid) 10 mg

Bilberry Fruit Ext (25% anthocyanidins) 5 mg

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FOS
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Date: August 22, 2008 05:50 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: FOS

Fructooligosaccharides, which shall henceforth be referred to as FOS for obvious reasons, are sugars with chemical linkages known as osidic covalent bonds that resist enzymic hydrolysisis, and so are broken down by neither the salivary nor the digestive enzymes. In other words, they are indigestible.

However, before discussing the biochemistry further, let's have a look at what they can be used for. Your body depends upon certain bacteria for its health. These are essential to help break down and digest certain foods, and also to provide a resistance to disease and infection. FOS is what is known as a prebiotic, which used to feed these friendly bacteria. Just like any other living organism, bacteria require nourishment and while they get plenty of food from our own diet, especially from the fiber content, they find FOS particularly appetizing.

Because fructooligosaccharides cannot be digested, it passes unchanged into the colon, where these bacteria live. As they break down the FOS and live on it, they multiply, and create an environment in your lower intestine that is hostile to many harmful bacteria such as Clostridia and E. coli. However, it is not only these harmful bacteria that cause problems with your digestion since there many other agents that can interfere with the smooth functioning of your gastrointestinal tract.

People all over the world are continually suffering from both minor and very serious digestive problems, ranging from heartburn and upset stomachs to severe diarrhea, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome and even bowel cancers. There is a multitude of reasons for that such as the effects of aging, poor diet and bacteria from contaminated food. Organic foodstuffs do not last long in many warm countries, and while Spices can be used to hide the taste, they are not always successful in killing off the bacteria.

Your health depends on a healthy digestive system, and when that is wrong then you will feel ill. If your digestive system is running below par, then you will not feel good, and could suffer from a wide range of symptoms, including tiredness, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, fevers and depression. The health of your intestinal tract in particular is often neglected, and most people need to do something to give it a boost and improve its, and their, overall health.

That is what FOS can do. And it can do more than just feed friendly bacteria: it can help you maintain regular bowel movements, maintain healthy blood sugar levels, maintain a healthy immune system, break down hormones and rebuild them again (it is useful for the relief of the symptoms of PMS) and to keep down the cholesterol and fatty acid levels in your blood. It is used to feed beneficial bacteria, not to replace them, and if you are on a probiotic supplement, you can take FOS along with it.

Fructooligosaccharides are also used as artificial sweeteners, and alternative names for them oligofructan and oligofructose. There are two classes of FOS, the first of which is produced commercially by the chemical or enzymic degradation of inulin, a polymer of D-fructose linkages terminated with D-glucose. This is produced commercially predominantly in Belgium and Holland, and it also occurs naturally in chicory and Jerusalem artichoke, and in lesser amounts in bananas, garlic, tomatoes and onions. The second class of FOS is produced mainly in Japan. This is produced by a process known as the transfructosylation of a B-fructosidase from saccharose or aspergillus niger, a black mould found on onions and grapes. This is basically the same as the first class, although the chemical bonds are in different places.

While they resist breakdown by enzymes, they are fermented in the colon by anaerobic bacteria, bacteria that work in the absence of oxygen. Because they are fairly soluble, they can be added to dairy products such as yoghurt and used to feed the bacteria contained in the yoghurt. In fact many supplements containing acidophilus bacteria are fortified with FOS: you drink the bacteria along with its food.

Although FOS is only now assuming increasingly popularity in the West, it has been used as a dietary supplement in Japan for many years. Some of the specific health benefits that FOS coveys by promoting the health of essential bacteria, are:

Calcium and Magnesium Absorption

There have been several studies that have concluded that FOS and inulin improve the absorption of calcium in the intestine of both animals and humans. The fermentation of the FOS by bacteria reduces the pH of the gut, which increases the solubility of these minerals and hence extracts more of them from food. The increased solubility also helps them to be more easily absorbed through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream. FOS can therefore help to maintain bone density and prevent osteoporosis.

Strengthened Immune System

By taking a supplement of FOS, you can increase the density of friendly bacteria in your gut fivefold in a matter of weeks. This crowds out harmful bacteria, and so the level of toxins in your body is reduced. Your immune system is allowed to work properly to fight of infection and disease without having to work hard on keeping down the harmful bacteria in your gut.

Promotes Regularity

Apart from being a food for bacteria, since it is not digestible FOS is also a soluble fiber that draws water into your colon, and so promotes easy transport of feces by the peristaltic pumping action of the intestinal muscles. It also absorbs excess water in the chyme and feces and so helps to prevent diarrhea. Furthermore, improving the health of the friendly bacteria also improves your digestive health that also promotes regularity.

Increased Energy

The fermentation of FOS by bacteria produces gases and acids. These acids help the body to produce energy, and although not a massive energy boost, when allied to the improved digestion it is significant.

All of these benefits and more suggest that FOS is highly recommended in the event of sporadic and chronic gastrointestinal problems. It is a natural substance that does not have a direct influence on your body's biochemistry, but promotes the health and reproduction of those bacteria that do have a significant influence on intestinal health. Add that to the added benefits discussed above, and FOS is one of these supplements that could almost be called essential.

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Fennel
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Date: June 30, 2008 04:47 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fennel

If there has ever been an overlooked vegetable, it would definitely be fennel. Some people have an aversion to its licorice-like scent, while others feel as if fennel is a bizarre and obscure vegetable that they have no interest in learning how to prepare. However, those who have discovered it know that ignoring fennel is a waste of a versatile vegetable’s amazing flavor and healthful benefits. Even those who already cook with fennel might find that they aren’t taking advantage of its versatility. For example, many people use only the delicate, lacy parts of fennel as a flavor-enhancing garnish for soups or salads. Others stick to just using the green-white bulbs, while tossing the remaining pieces aside. However, there’s no season like now to start using and enjoying all the parts of fennel.

Fennel is available from autumn until early spring and both its stems and bulbs have been found to contain many nutrients. Fennel spice, which is made from the vegetable’s seeds, can be found year round, as it is one of five Spices in Chinese five-spice powder. One cup of raw, sliced fennel is a huge source of vitamin C, folic acid, fiber, and potassium. History has shown that fennel can be taken to alleviate bad breath, indigestion, intestinal spasms, cramps, and gas. It is thought that Puritans chewed the seeds in order to tame hunger during fasts. Recently, scientists have found that fennel contains antioxidants which promote good health.

In order to gain these healthful benefits, be sure to purchase white or pale-green fennel that has clean, firm bulbs. The bulbs should not be split, bruised, or spotted, while the stalks that grow from the bulb should be relatively straight. Additionally, the vegetable’s fronds would be green but not flowering because blooms indicate that the bulb is past maturity. When consumed right away, fennel is at its best. But, it can be kept in the crisper for up to four days. Be sure to wash it before using its base in hors d’oeuvres, salads, and gratins. Also, make sure to reserve its fronds in order to enhance dishes in a potent way. With such versatility in the kitchen, there is absolutely no excuse not to include fennel in your meals this season.

Once you discover that fennel is both crunchy and slightly sweet, you will want to incorporate it into many of your daily meals. Thankfully, fennel can enhance many dishes and make them extraordinary. Here are some quick ideas for using fennel this season. You can thinly shave the desired amount of a fennel bulb and toss it with a bit of olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and a small amount of Parmesan cheese to make a fennel salad at moment’s notice. Another option is sauté sliced fennel with equal parts of onion and bell pepper in order to make a simple vegetarian side dish. One can take advantage of fennel’s ability to enhance flavors by adding fennel with tuna or grilled sea bass. Fennel can also be cut vertically, leaving bulb, stalk, and leaves intact and then brushed with olive oil and grilled until lightly browned. Another idea is to garnish your favorite vegetable soup with coarsely chopped fennel fronds.



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Herbal Tea
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Date: June 25, 2008 01:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Herbal Tea

Tea is soaked in culture and history, with its roots dating back to ancient China. Chinese legend says that tea was created more than 5,000 years ago when the leaves fell into the boiling water of an early emperor. From there, tea has become a popular drink, with a culture of its own. True teas are made from the dried leaves of the tea plant, which was first cultivated in China and found growing wild in India. The different processing techniques are used on the leaves of the tea plant in order to produce the many different styles. Green tea is produced by steaming the fresh-picked leaves, followed by heat-drying, while black tea is made by allowing the tea leaves to ferment completely before firing. Oolong teas are made by partially fermenting the leaves before firing while white tea is the least processed of all the teas, with it not being oxidized or rolled by instead, dried by steaming.

Anything that doesn’t come from the Camellia sinensis plant is known as an herbal tea. Herbal teas contain herbs and Spices that are often used for health purposes. Rooibos, which is the popular herbal tea, is also referred to as red tea, is full of polyphenols and flavonoids which help reduce cellular damage that is caused by free radicals which weaken natural defenses. Red tea also contains many beneficial vitamins and minerals and helps to reduce cramping and gas.

Other herbal tea blends are made for various symptoms such as PMS, energy, weight control, and detoxing. An herbal tea blend that is comprised of astragalus, cranberry, rooibos, and three types of Echinacea can help to support the body’s natural defense system. Peppermint blend teas alleviate digestive disorders and insomnia, while Holy Basil tea helps to alleviate stress, lowers cortisol levels, and promotes a sense of well-being. All ingredients in an herbal tea have a purpose. The herbs and Spices improve well-being and contribute to an active, balance, and healthy lifestyle.

A quality herbal tea looks at several aspects of the ingredients. Each herb is looked at for its medicinal value before being included in a tea. Higher quality herbs mean that a higher price is paid for the starting bulk materials, making the price of the finished tea product more expensive. Where the herbs are grown, how they are grown, and how they are harvested are all very important pieces of information to tea makers, who all want the best quality available for their tea formulas. The most important fact to tea makers is that the herbs are organic, and if they’re not organic, that they are wild-crafted, meaning that they go through quality control procedures to make sure that there are no chemical pollutants, heavy metals, or toxins in them.

Finally, the cut of the herbs is also especially important when creating teas, with tea bag cut producing the most effective single serving healthful tea. A tea bag cut means that they are small enough to be broken down and extract all the valuable components are able to be extracted out of the herbs in the shortest amount of time. Herbs should also be large enough that they don’t pass through the filter bag and leave residue in the cup. Herb quality and freshness is also very important, with the color of the herbs being vibrant and the smell obvious.



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Great Taste, Lower Cholesterol, Triglycerides, And Blood Sugar
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Date: April 14, 2008 03:11 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Great Taste, Lower Cholesterol, Triglycerides, And Blood Sugar

cinnamon powder and sticks pictureCinnamon, a spice that every child loves, known to be added to many culinary foods to enrich the tastes buds. Cinnamon is a very old spice mentioned in the bible and popular in ancient Egypt, once was considered more valuable than gold. There are several varieties of cinnamon available on the market. Chinese or cassia and Ceylon which are found in grocery and health food stores alike.

Cinnamon has been used for the same things over the centuries, as a food and drink additive as well as medicinal purposes CINNAMON BARK 600MG 120 CAPS from NOWcinnamon was one of the first Spices to be traded between Europe and the Far East.

Today, cinnamon is used for cooking, baking, and medicinal purposes where recent studies suggest this herb might help equalize blood sugar levels. Several studies suggest that cinnamon may help prevent blood platelets from sticking together in the blood as well as lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Cinnamon is available in power, oil, or whole bark (water soluble and oil soluble) for every need and application you may come across. This herb comes from the cinnamon tree (bark), and can stay fresh un-refrigerated for up to 6 months and longer if left refrigerated and kept in an air tight bottle.

Have you had your cinnamon today?

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Here’s How to Minimize Your Childs Sick Days
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Date: November 22, 2007 02:21 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Here’s How to Minimize Your Childs Sick Days

A healthy diet is critical in keeping your children healthy especially one filled with power foods such as organic yogurt and whole grain cereals; cooking with Spices; drinking organic orange juice and elderberry; including omega-3 fatty acids from wild salmon; consuming lots of colored fruits and vegetables; and avoiding sugary drinks, artificial sweeteners and sweet candy. Make sure to also add in adequate amounts of rest, as you do not want to drive children too hard or overload them. Additionally, try not to pressure your doctors into making antibiotics their first choice. Although there are times when they are needed overuse of antibiotics can actually weaken your child’s immune system.

Many recent studies have found that a healthy population of beneficial bacteria in our children’s stomach is extremely good to their health as these good bacterial strains help to keep our children resistant to germs carried by their school friends. One of these studies shows that special strains of probiotics can reduce daycare-related illnesses. Probiotic milk may also slightly reduce respiratory infections in these children. In one study which took place over a seven month winter period, 571 children attending daycare centers in Finland were given milk with or without a specific probiotic blend. During this study, parents recorded any respiratory symptoms such as fever, runny nose, sore throat, cough, chest wheezes, and earache, or gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, and stomachache. The actual number of days where these symptoms occurred was much lower in the group of children who received probiotics, causing fewer absences from school and a smaller requirement for antibiotic treatment.

Many pediatricians are now recommending the use of age-specific probiotics to give your children the support they need in fighting off germs. It seems as if pediatricians are increasingly recommending giving probiotics to children instead of prescribing antibiotics. This is partly because 20 percent of children develop antibiotic associated diarrhea (AAD), which is a severe diarrhea that can cause them to miss even more school days. Studies show that children given probiotics even during antibiotic treatment experienced reduced AAD incidence. Giving your child or teen probiotics is one of the safest and most beneficial things you can do to support their overall health. These probiotics safeguard your body from a buildup of harmful bacteria, yeast, and fungi, while enhancing immune function, improving gastrointestinal health, and helping to support colon health.

One amazing fact that most probiotic companies have ignored is which probiotics you should take depends entirely on how old you are and your condition. Unfortunately, most companies only offer a one-size-fits-all probiotic. Babies and toddlers should have a predominance of Bifidobacteria such as B. infantis, B. bididum, and B. breve. Adults, on the other hand, should naturally contain high concentrations of lactobacilli, such as L. acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, and L. plantarum. Those probiotics that are right for adults are not right for a teen or child, and once you’re over 55, your needs change again. Researchers have discovered that after age 55 is reached, the populations of helpful Bifidobacteria start decreasing steadily. Therefore, adults in their later years will need higher potencies of Bifidobacteria strains once again.



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