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Study shows that vitamin D can help lower your risk of Type 2diabetes Darrell Miller 5/21/19
14 vitamins help manage fibromyalgia Darrell Miller 5/18/19
4 reasons you should eat more mushrooms Darrell Miller 5/9/19
10 Reasons why vitamin D is essential for your health Darrell Miller 5/7/19
Is vitamin D a key factor in breast cancer prevention? VitaNet, LLC Staff 5/3/19
Why a little sun makes us feel so good Darrell Miller 4/23/19
Take this happy pill: Deficiency in vitamin D is linked todepression among urban Malaysian women Darrell Miller 3/25/19
Higher vitamin D levels associated with an 80% reduction in Type 2diabetes cases Darrell Miller 3/20/19
8 Health Hazards Caused by Lack of Vitamin D Darrell Miller 2/27/19
Want to get enough vitamin D? Try supplements or sunshine VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/27/18
Hesperidin, a flavonoid, can be used to reduce skin damage caused by constant sun exposure VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/9/18
Why you need essential oils in your household for the fall and winter season Darrell Miller 10/14/17
4 Natural Ways To Remove Age Spots - How To Remove Aging Signs And Dark Spots Darrell Miller 10/4/17
Health Benefits Of Mushrooms and Soaked Almonds Darrell Miller 8/25/17
9 Things to Do This Morning to Make Your Whole Day More Productive Darrell Miller 6/20/17
Natural Eczema Treatment: 13 Home Remedies for Eczema Darrell Miller 6/4/17
One of the Best Brain Boosters, yet Hardly Anyone Does It Darrell Miller 5/13/17
4 Fat Soluble Vitamins Darrell Miller 4/19/17
Health benefits of mushrooms: 10 interesting health benefits of mushrooms nobody told you about Darrell Miller 4/16/17
These 6 Things Could Mean You Are Vitamin D Deficient Darrell Miller 4/7/17
9 Natural Ways To Combat Depression That Actually Work Darrell Miller 3/17/17
Vitamin D plays essential role in health Darrell Miller 3/11/17
How Retinol Helps with Anti-Aging Darrell Miller 2/26/17
HOW TO STAY WARM IN THE WINTER ON A RAW FOOD DIET Darrell Miller 2/9/17
Best Foods To Fight Bladder Cancer || Health Benefits of Mushrooms Darrell Miller 1/29/17
Vitamin D and folic acid can help deal with depression Darrell Miller 1/8/17
Vitamins A, D, E and K Micronutrients for bones, muscles & nerves Darrell Miller 1/5/17
Sunlight offers surprise benefit: It energizes infection fighting T cells Darrell Miller 1/2/17
Is sunlight the health secret we all overlook? Darrell Miller 12/7/16
What is the Vitamin D/Vitamin K Connection? Darrell Miller 11/11/16
Low vitamin D levels linked to Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease Darrell Miller 10/30/16
Annatto Seeds, Leaves and Root. Darrell Miller 9/6/16
Why Should I Take Wheat Grass Liquid Concentrate? Darrell Miller 12/10/14
What Vitamins Help Fight Leg Muscle Cramps? Darrell Miller 7/23/14
Bergamot Oil: Uses and Health Benefits Darrell Miller 2/13/14
Difference Between D-2 And D-3 and benefits of Vitamin D Darrell Miller 1/13/14
VITAMIN - D3:A reservoiur of benefits to sheenful life Darrell Miller 1/3/14
Sunshine Vitamin Darrell Miller 11/14/13
How calcium can Help Prevent Bone Loss Darrell Miller 11/8/13
How Does Chlorella Improve Your Health? Darrell Miller 11/4/13
LUTEIN Darrell Miller 10/22/13
Can Vitamin D-3 Improve Your Health? Darrell Miller 2/28/13
Are There Herbs And Vitamins For Pain? Darrell Miller 12/29/12
Can Melatonin Be Used For Fibromyalgia? Darrell Miller 12/28/12
Vitamin D-3 Darrell Miller 11/17/12
Benefits Of Zeaxanthin Darrell Miller 2/7/12
Five Tips for Healthy Bones and Teeth Darrell Miller 5/19/11
Vitamin D And Calcium - Phosphorus Absorption Darrell Miller 1/14/11
Protect your body from Damaging UV radiation With PABA Darrell Miller 9/2/10
Antioxidants and your health Darrell Miller 5/17/10



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Study shows that vitamin D can help lower your risk of Type 2diabetes
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Date: May 21, 2019 04:43 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study shows that vitamin D can help lower your risk of Type 2diabetes





Many people are frightened by the prospect of type 2 diabetes given all the risks that it comes with which include regular finger pricks for tests, and a host of complications for diseases like kidney and liver damage, and a higher risk of having stroke or heart disease. Preventing type 2 diabetes is then essential and recent studies have shown that vitamin D can help in that regard. The researchers already knew that vitamin D can help with insulin sensitivity and pancrease beta cells function so they wanted to find out the link between vitamin D and blood glucose levels. 680 women between the ages of 35 and 74 were experimented upon and they were given vitamin D supplementation and exposure to sunlight. They found a negative association between vitamin D and blood glucose level meaning that vitamin D, especially being exposed to sunlight, reduced the levels of glucose in the blood. They also found that vitamin D deficiency was associated with a high level of glucose in the blood. This present study was found to correlate with other studies between vitamin D presence in the body and glucose levels.

Key Takeaways:

  • Having type 2 diabetes is a frightening prospect because the condition entails a lot of complications like regular finger pricks for tests.
  • Since they already know that vitamin D can help one with insulin sensitivity and the function of pancreatic beta cells, the researchers wanted to find out the link.
  • 680 women were studied and they found that those who had high levels of vitamin D due to sunlight and supplementation had lower levels of blood glucose.

"Specifically, those who had high levels of vitamin D enjoyed a 55 percent lower chance of developing type 2 diabetes, a 51 percent lower change of metabolic syndrome, and a 33 percent lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-11-vitamin-d-lowers-your-risk-of-type-2-diabetes.html

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14 vitamins help manage fibromyalgia
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Date: May 18, 2019 10:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 14 vitamins help manage fibromyalgia





Fibromyalgia is a widespread medical condition and everyday new vitamins and supplements are discovered that can help alleviate it. Fibromyalgia causes pain and depression. Its pain is usually felt in the musculoskeletal system. It also causes depression in the brain and many other symptoms. That is why very few therapies have been discovered to use for treating this condition. Supplements are being recommended to patients. Some of them are essential oils that can help with pain relief and improving sleep, energy boosters that increase the level of energy in the body, and fish oils that can reduce the inflammation it causes. Fibromyalgia can be triggered by a deficiency in some minerals in the body, so one needs to avoid this. The essential vitamins and minerals that are needed in the body to prevent fibromyalgia are calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, and vitamin D. Therefore, one needs to take active measures to have these essential vitamins and minerals in his body to prevent fibromyalgia. They are very important, especially increasing the intake of Vitamin D through sunlight.

Key Takeaways:

  • Supplementing with vitamins and minerals is critical in controlling the pain and depression associated with fibromyalgia.
  • Vitamin D supplementation is generally recommended in fibromyalgia patients, especially those that are menopausal or pre-menopausal.
  • According to Korean researchers, low levels of magnesium, calcium, and manganese are related to fibromyalgia.

"Everyday vitamins and minerals take on a whole new level of importance if a person is afflicted with fibromyalgia."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-14-vitamins-help-manage-fibromyalgia.html

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4 reasons you should eat more mushrooms
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Date: May 09, 2019 04:52 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 4 reasons you should eat more mushrooms





Mushrooms are a nutritious food with many health benefits. Mushrooms can provide one of the few completely vegan foods with lots of vitamin D, although that is only if they’re exposed to sunlight and not grown in the dark. They’ve got tons of fiber, and are also full of niacin, phosphorus and other minerals. Evidence to support claims that mushrooms help prevent specific diseases is weak, but what is definitely clear is that sautéed mushrooms are delicious, and there’s no reason not to eat them.

Key Takeaways:

  • People revere magical mushrooms, but all mushrooms have amazing abilities that helps the body when it comes to healthy living and healing abilities.
  • Vitamin D supplements apart from that from sunshine only come from animals such as fatty fishes and dairy products fortified with the vitamin.
  • It is known that the amazing mushroom produces vitamin D abundantly such that a 100-gram serving can give one about 50 to 100 percent of the daily dose.

"You only need 10 to 15 minutes of sunshine three times a week to get your necessary dose of vitamin D, but if you’re still running low you can supplement with food sources."

Read more: https://www.popsci.com/mushrooms-health-benefits

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10 Reasons why vitamin D is essential for your health
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Date: May 07, 2019 04:47 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 Reasons why vitamin D is essential for your health





Vitamin D is considered the sunshine vitamin because it is synthesized by the skin when one is exposed to the sun. It is paramount for optimal health. It can only be found in a handful of foods such as fish, mushrooms, eggs, and fortified foods. The sun is the most important source of this vitamin. Many persons tend to spend less time outdoors that is why a third of the population is deficient in vitamin D. Here are some reasons why it is beneficial to take the sun and get this vitamin. One health benefit of vitamin D is that it improves muscle function. Deficiency of this vitamin is linked to loss of muscle mass and strength. Another health benefit is that it lowers the risk of asthma attacks by half. Vitamin D can also help to prevent and treat multiple sclerosis, and protect against Alzheimer’s and parkinson’s disease. Other health benefits are outlined in the article.

Key Takeaways:

  • When one gets exposed to the sunlight, his body begins to synthesize vitamin D that is why the vitamin is called the "sunshine vitamin".
  • Although the sun is the most important source of vitamin D, it can be found in foods such as fatty fish, certain mushrooms, eggs, and fortified foods.
  • When one has a deficiency of vitamin D, it has been linked to loss of muscle mass and loss of strength.

"These days, however, most of us tend to spend less time outdoors which may explain why more than a third of the world population suffers from low levels of vitamin D."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-19-10-reasons-why-vitamin-d-is-essential.html

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Is vitamin D a key factor in breast cancer prevention?
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Date: May 03, 2019 04:11 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is vitamin D a key factor in breast cancer prevention?





CDC data shows that nearly 41,000 American women died of breast cancer in 2013 alone, making it a leading causing of death among women from all racial groups. However, research indicates a strong association between living in a place with lots of sunshine and lower risk of breast cancer. This is almost certainly due to sunlight’s role in production of vitamin D. Only the type of vitamin D produced by the skin from sun exposure seems to have this kind of strong impact on breast cancer rates.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cancer is an ancient disease that dates back several years with the earliest known writing on it recorded about 1,600 years before Christ.
  • Among all the cancers, the most common and most feared of them all by many women is breast cancer and this is regardless of ethnicity.
  • While many scientists and institutions are battling hard to find a cure for cancer, there is a vitamin, Vitamin D, that can be used to solve the problem.

"In fact, breast cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanic American women, and the second highest cause among white, black and Asian/Pacific women."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-27-vitamin-d-breast-cancer-prevention.html

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Why a little sun makes us feel so good
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Date: April 23, 2019 02:39 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why a little sun makes us feel so good





Who doesn't like basking in the rays of sunshine on a nice summer day? Since sunlight has the natural ability to raise serotonin levels, it naturally has the ability to regulate and improve your mood. Not getting enough exposure to sunlight on a regular basis can actually lead to the same harmful side effects that are associated with obesity and smoking. UV exposure is especially important for those who are impacted by seasonal affective disorder (SAD), even if it is received in an artificial setting.

Key Takeaways:

  • UVB radiation from sunlight is what causes the human body to synthesize critical vitamin D.
  • Vitamin D propels genes in the human body that aid in regulating the immune system and in releasing neurotransmitters in the brain.
  • One of the neurotransmitters directly impacted by vitamin D is serotonin, the lack of which is highly implicated in an array of mood disorders.

"A recent study, found that underexposure to sun carried significant risks, similar to smoking, obesity, and being sedentary."

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/5-reasons-sunshine-totally-good-health-102319967.html

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Take this happy pill: Deficiency in vitamin D is linked todepression among urban Malaysian women
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Date: March 25, 2019 05:48 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Take this happy pill: Deficiency in vitamin D is linked todepression among urban Malaysian women





Vitamin deficiencies are running rampant around the world, impacting a substantial amount of individuals. Over 70% of Malaysian women in urban areas tested positive for a vitamin D deficiency, specifically. The reason so many Malaysian women are prone to vitamin D deficiencies is because they have darker pigmentation, and they are heavily restricted in many forms of clothing. The lack of sunlight exposure due to these characteristics is what potentially contributes to an increase in levels of depression.

Key Takeaways:

  • It is widely known that Vitamin D is linked to calcium and bone growth, but the deficiency has also been linked to depression among Malaysian women.
  • Vitamin D is gotten by the body through skin synthesis when exposed to the sun but these women are deficient through darker skin pigmentation and religious clothing styles.
  • Some of the signs one can perceive when a person is deficient in Vitamin D are back or bone pain, getting sick or infected oftener, and hair loss.

"Based on the study findings, over 70 percent of the urban Malaysian women surveyed were vitamin D deficient."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-21-deficiency-in-vitamin-d-is-linked-to-depression.html

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Higher vitamin D levels associated with an 80% reduction in Type 2diabetes cases
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Date: March 20, 2019 01:47 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Higher vitamin D levels associated with an 80% reduction in Type 2diabetes cases





A cohort study which followed 900 participants over the span of 12 years found that people with higher levels of Vitamin D were at significantly lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes over the course of the study. This study could have huge health implications for the 84 million Americans with prediabetes symptoms, especially in light of past research which suggests that getting enough Vitamin D also plays a role in cardiac health. The best way to get enough Vitamin D is regular exposure to sunlight.

Key Takeaways:

  • A study that included 900 people and took 12 years discovered the role vitamin D plays in preventing Type 2 diabetes.
  • Those with 30 ng/mL of vitamin D had only a third of the chance of developing Type 2 diabetes than those whose levels were lower.
  • Those with 50 ng/mL of vitamin D were five times less likely to develop diabetes.

"If you’re concerned about developing Type 2 diabetes, there’s a good chance you keep your sugar consumption to a minimum."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-21-higher-vitamin-d-levels-reduces-type-2-diabetes-cases.html

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8 Health Hazards Caused by Lack of Vitamin D
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Date: February 27, 2019 09:57 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 8 Health Hazards Caused by Lack of Vitamin D





Vitamin D is extremely important for your health. However, in the winter time it can be difficult to get enough Vitamin D because of the lack of sunlight. A 2010 study showed that over 40% of Americans have a Vitamin D deficiency. Risks associated with Vitamin D deficiencies include fatigue and weakened immune system. Risks get more serious and also include cardiovascular disease, cancer Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. All of these diseases come at a higher rate in people who do not have sufficient Vitamin D.

Key Takeaways:

  • Children lacking sufficient amounts of vitamin D are at a high risk of developing the disease called Rickets.
  • Children with Rickets have weakened skeletal systems and soft, easily damaged bones.
  • For optimal health, including the prevention of Rickets, the Mayo Clinic advises that children up to the age of 1 receive 400 International Units of vitamin D daily,

"Our bodies need vitamin D for many health benefits but in the cold winter months it may be hard to get enough of this hormone that's created when your skin is exposed to sunlight."

Read more: https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/health-hazards-vitamin-d-deficiency/2019/01/15/id/898321/

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Want to get enough vitamin D? Try supplements or sunshine
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Date: August 27, 2018 09:53 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Want to get enough vitamin D? Try supplements or sunshine





Want to get enough vitamin D? Try supplements or sunshine

If you are a person that lacks in Vitamin D, there are a couple supplements OR all natural ways to help. According to the US Preventive Services Task Force, Vitamin D supplements are ineffective in preventing cardiovascular disease or cancer. In fact, some supplements may take up to years to see a results. An easier way to help increase Vitamin D, is to simply lay in the sun. Vitamin D is actually a hormone that resides in our skin and is triggered by the sun's radiation.

Key Takeaways:

  • For more than two years, over 26,000 people have participated in the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL).
  • Dr. JoAnn Manson, who leads the VITAL project, says VITAL’s unprecedentedly long duration and large sample size make it more conclusive than the much shorter, smaller Vitamin D trials of the past.
  • Many people have too little Vitamin D in their bodies because they don’t get enough sunlight, a situation not helped by constant warnings about the skin cancer risks of sunlight.

"By the end of 2017, we’ll know who got vitamin D and who got the placebo, and whether the vitamin D group had lower rates of those health problems than the placebo group."

Read more: http://atozhealthguide.com/index.php/2018/08/22/want-to-get-enough-vitamin-d-try-supplements-or-sunshine/

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Hesperidin, a flavonoid, can be used to reduce skin damage caused by constant sun exposure
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Date: August 09, 2018 09:53 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Hesperidin, a flavonoid, can be used to reduce skin damage caused by constant sun exposure





Hesperidin, a flavonoid, can be used to reduce skin damage caused by constant sun exposure

Melanin protects skin from the sun's ultraviolet rays, which can burn the skin, and over time, could reduce its elasticity and cause a person to age prematurely. Suntanning occurs because exposure to sunlight causes the skin to produce more melanin and to darken.The sun's rays make us feel good, and in the short term, make us look good. But our love affair isn't a two-way street. Exposure to sun causes most of the wrinkles and age spots on our faces. Consider this: One woman at age 40 who has protected her skin from the sun actually has the skin of a 30-year-old!

We often associate a glowing complexion with good health, but skin color obtain from being in the sun – or in a tanning booth – actually accelerates the effects of aging and increases your risk for developing skin cancer.

Key Takeaways:

  • One study induced UVB damage in hairless mice to assess whether a flavonoid, hesperidin, would prove protective.
  • Mice in the hesperidin group received 100 milligrams of the flavonoid for every kilogram of body weight, daily.
  • The rodents were irradiated at 48 hour intervals, over a period of 12 weeks, with higher doses of UVB exposure occurring in incremental levels.

"Citrus lovers, rejoice: New research has found that a flavonoid found in citrus can help prevent skin damage brought about by ultraviolet radiation. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, has found that hesperidin can protect against photoaging caused by ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation, and prevent wrinkles, skin thickening, and inflammation."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-08-03-hesperidin-a-flavonoid-can-be-used-to-reduce-skin-damage-caused-by-constant-sun-exposure.html

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Why you need essential oils in your household for the fall and winter season
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Date: October 14, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why you need essential oils in your household for the fall and winter season





Fall is coming and after that it will be winter. If you have ever wanted to try essential oils now will be a good time. This gives many reasons why this is a good time to use them. They can do a lot in the home. They can help with health, cleaning, ad more. Those who have tried them usually end up wishing they had done so much earlier because of all the benefits they reap.

Key Takeaways:

  • Spending more time indoors during cooler weather exposes people to more indoor pollutants.
  • Less exposure to direct sunlight may decrease vitamin D levels, resulting in negative effects.
  • Colder, dryer temperatures often exacerbate muscle and joint pain, as well as skin issues.

"Some of the benefits of essential oils during this time are:

Natural (and naturally fragrant) cleansing of the indoor air Helps supports healthy immune function Uplifts mood, and supports emotional well-being Supports muscle and joint health Improves skin health Supports the respiratory system Supports digestive balance May help improves sleep"

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-10-09-why-you-need-essential-oils-in-your-household-for-the-fall-and-winter-season.html

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4 Natural Ways To Remove Age Spots - How To Remove Aging Signs And Dark Spots
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Date: October 04, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 4 Natural Ways To Remove Age Spots - How To Remove Aging Signs And Dark Spots





There are 4 natural ways to remove aging signs from your skin. You can also get rid of dark spots that are on your skin. Our face and hands are affected the most. Our eating habits as well as our skin care routines are both very important things. They are important because they prevent and reduce aging spots on our skin. Age spots are a common sign of aging and they could appear around 40 years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5gF-zAHRds&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • It’s important to know the cause of these spots so that we can avoid them. The main cause of age spots is excessive exposure to the sun.
  • Spending a couple of hours outside is important for our bodies to generate vitamin D. However, spending too much time, especially during the summer
  • Perfumes that contain alcohol could cause an allergic reaction when they come in contact with Sunlight. These reactions can cause age spots.

"Spending a couple of hours outside is important for our bodies to generate vitamin D. However, spending too much time, especially during the summer, damages the top layers of our skin and accelerates the degenerative process."

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Health Benefits Of Mushrooms and Soaked Almonds
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Date: August 25, 2017 05:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health Benefits Of Mushrooms and Soaked Almonds





Mushrooms and soaked almonds have a lot of different health benefits. Mushrooms are packed with many different nutrients. Mushrooms in particular are very good for your bladder and they produce vitamin D when they are hit by Sunlight. They increase your vitamin D. There are good antioxidants found in this food as well. It helps to boost your immune system. They help your body in many different ways. They help the body metabolize fats as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-Faeg_VJPc&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Mushrooms are low in calories, rich in iron, antioxidants, selenium,besides proving beneficial for the bladder and potentially preventing bladder cancer.
  • As vitamin D-rich foods are rare, mushrooms are an anomaly, creating their own vitamin D in Sunlight, as humans do.
  • Mushrooms also have high quantities of vitamin Bs, which are needed to digest carbohydrates, produce energy and kick up metabolism rates.

"Almonds can do a world of good when it comes to your health."

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9 Things to Do This Morning to Make Your Whole Day More Productive
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Date: June 20, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 9 Things to Do This Morning to Make Your Whole Day More Productive





There are 9 things to do this morning to make your entire day a lot more productive. Planning ahead is one of the most important things you need to do. It does not need to be a minute by minute plan. But, it does need to be a sound one. Another thing you need to do is resist the snooze. Giving yourself those few extra minutes may seem like a good thing, but you could be doing your body harm by snoozing.

Key Takeaways:

  • One of the most productive things you can do to start your day on the right foot should actually happen before you go to sleep the previous day,
  • Having trouble tuning worries out and turning your brain off? Try journaling or coloring
  • Want to make that early workout work even harder for you? Do it outside in the sun. Getting sunlight first thing in the morning tells your body clock it’s time to start the day

"Giving yourself a few extra minutes of slumber may seem like listening to your body, but in the long run you’re probably doing more harm than good."

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/9-things-do-morning-make-your-whole-day-more-productive-ncna772446?cid=public-rss_20170619

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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One of the Best Brain Boosters, yet Hardly Anyone Does It
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Date: May 13, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: One of the Best Brain Boosters, yet Hardly Anyone Does It





Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof.com belives that he has devised a plan that can make the brain work faster and sharper in as little as two weeks. After working long hours in silicon valley, Dave realized he was gaining weight and experiencing brain fog. He believes he experienced mitochondrial dysfunction, mitochondria fuel the cell of your body so it was like having your batteries drained. He relates you can recharge these batteries in several ways. You can use Sunlight and infrared exposure, you also need quality proteins and fat to fuel your cells. There is also some biofeedback techniques that work as well. Doing all these things can get your mind and body back on track.

[video mp4="//www.healthnutnews.com/one-best-brain-boosters-yet-hardly-anyone/"]

Key Takeaways:

  • When the mitochondria in your body are not functioning efficiently, neither will your body.
  • Toxic chemicals or mold can reduce the ability of mitochondria to function.
  • Infrared light produced by the sun can improve the function of mitochondria.

"After going on a low-fat diet, he started experiencing severe brain fog — so much so, he feared losing his career."

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4 Fat Soluble Vitamins
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Date: April 19, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 4 Fat Soluble Vitamins





Do you know your fat soluble vitamins? There are several of them out there, including the four that are listed here. These vitamins play an important role in your good health. It is important that you are aware of both the benefits that is offered with this vitamin, as well as the various types of fat soluble vitamins. The knowledge of this information may very well help you protect yourself and your health for a long time to come.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin A is well known for maintaining eye health and macular degeneration. It is best to be known to treat acne and scars during puberty stages.
  • In order for one to maintain healthy bones and teeth, crucial for someone who is growing, vitamin D is a need.
  • Unlike other vitamin's, vitamin D have less food sources, but rather exposure to sunlight.

"Fruit and vegetables belonging to red, yellow and orange color are all good sources to get your vitamin-A."

Read more: http://fitmaintenance.com/2017/04/11/4-fat-soluble-vitamins/

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Health benefits of mushrooms: 10 interesting health benefits of mushrooms nobody told you about
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Date: April 16, 2017 01:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health benefits of mushrooms: 10 interesting health benefits of mushrooms nobody told you about





If you don't eat mushrooms, you may be missing on the many health benefits they provide. Mushrooms contain copious amounts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and protein. They can help prevent prostate and breast cancer, maintain bone health, gives the immune system a boost, gets rid of anemia, fights free radicals, lowers cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, strengthens hair and teeth, and lowers blood pressure. Read this article for further details into this wondrous plant and then go eat some mushrooms!

Key Takeaways:

  • -Mushrooms contain conjugated Linoleic Acid and Beta-Glucans, which have anti-carcinogenic effect and help in the prevention of prostate and breast cancer
  • -Mushrooms are the only vegetable source of vitamin D as it produces the vitamin when exposed to sunlight.
  • -The beta glucans present in the mushroom protects against flu, cold and other viruses.

"Mushrooms are fungi that do not contain chlorophyll and extract nutrients from decaying animal and plant matter."

Read more: https://in.news.yahoo.com/health-benefits-mushrooms-10-interesting-104312300.html

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These 6 Things Could Mean You Are Vitamin D Deficient
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Date: April 07, 2017 03:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: These 6 Things Could Mean You Are Vitamin D Deficient





There are many people who do not get enough Vitamin D all around the world. When you are looking to be extremely healthy, you should look out for six signs in regards to being deficient in your Vitamin D levels. There is debate that causes scientists to debate what is the ideal amount we amount a person may need to have provided in our bodies for the optimal health. Some reasons you may be deficient in vitamin D is weight, diet, exercise and sunlight.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin D is important for your body and can be obtained through food and being out in the sunshine.
  • Vitamin D boosts your immune system, aids your digestive system, modifies cell growth and eases inflammation.
  • Instead of taking OTC pills to cover your Vitamin D intake try natural sources. Sun exposure makes Vitamin D last twice as long in your body.

"While previously thought to only impact bone development, researchers have now linked vitamin D deficiencies to a range of dangerous diseases."

Read more: http://www.thealternativedaily.com/signs-you-are-vitamin-d-deficient/

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9 Natural Ways To Combat Depression That Actually Work
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Date: March 17, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 9 Natural Ways To Combat Depression That Actually Work





Chronic depression should not be left untreated. Cost of treatment is a real concern, particularly if you are uninsured or unable to meet high deductibles. Fortunately, there are alternatives. Look for the free or low cost resources in your community. Community counseling services or support groups are some examples of low cost or free access to help. Self helps in the form of journal writing or meditation should be considered. Take advantage of sunlight, exercise, and a balanced diet. Finally, know the number for a national crisis hotline and recognize help is waiting for your call.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are many ways, aside from therapy, that can be used to combat depression.
  • An active body can help with depression a great deal, so exercise is an excellent way to fight depression.
  • If you are in need of urgent help, a call to a crisis care center is free and available for those in immediate need.

"Some universities across the nation offer community counseling services with graduate students in their psychology departments."

Read more: http://www.thealternativedaily.com/natural-ways-to-treat-depression/

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Vitamin D plays essential role in health
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Date: March 11, 2017 03:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin D plays essential role in health





Are you getting the D? Vitamin D plays a critical role in your good health and well-being, and a lack of this nutrient can impede your lifestyle in so many ways. It is time to learn the importance of Vitamin D and how amazingly it works to keep you in the best of health possible. If you're not getting enough of the D, it is time to change that. After you learn the benefits, you'll be excited to make these changes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin D keeps bone dense, fights depression, reduces the frequency of headaches, also has protective effects against diseases such as cancer, hypertension, diabetes, multiple sclerosis.
  • The recommended daily intakes of vitamin D is 2,000 I.U. Our body can make Vitamin D by skin from sunlight. We need 10 minutes a day of midday sun exposure.
  • Good food sources are salmon, sardines, egg yolk, and shrimp. Too much vitamin D causes poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, weakness, frequent urination and kidney problems.

"Various benefits are touted, some appearing quite outlandish, and their exaggerated claims often have no scientific backing."

Read more: https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.miningjournal.net%2Flife%2F2017%2F03%2Fvitamin-d-plays-essential-role-in-health%2F&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGba_nWcdt4N_0QAfF46Q8-hksvig

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How Retinol Helps with Anti-Aging
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Date: February 26, 2017 05:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Retinol Helps with Anti-Aging





Retinol, which is a form of vitamin A, has become one of the most widely celebrated anti-aging products. This is because it works within cells to help slow breakdown of collagen and stimulate quicker growth of new collagen. This leads to smoother skin with less spots and wrinkles. One of the most important things to remember is that retinol works best when applied at night. Sunlight can cause it to irritate the skin. The Woda skin care line currently has one of the most hailed products due to its addition of antioxidants to the formula.

Key Takeaways:

  • Retinol crème has earned a permanent place in the anti-aging product pantheon. Retinoids first appeared on the beauty market in the 1970s as an acne treatment.
  • Retinol products have since become celebrated options for fighting wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, and other signs of aging.
  • Retinol is a form of vitamin A. The essential vitamin helps anti-aging efforts by working inside skin cells and targeting receptors that help the cells “act younger.”

"Retinol products have since become celebrated options for fighting wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, and other signs of aging."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.europeanskinandmassagestudio.com/retinol-helps-anti-aging/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFlMTFjYzBlYzAwOTU4NjY6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFXADkVMw9WsIyJs8VAz762Fa8S9Q

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HOW TO STAY WARM IN THE WINTER ON A RAW FOOD DIET
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Date: February 09, 2017 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: HOW TO STAY WARM IN THE WINTER ON A RAW FOOD DIET





When you think of winter time you may be looking forward to soups and chili you can eat. What you should do is live on a raw diet, this can be great for your health. The only problem is that it can be hard to live on this. Make sure you shop local to get fresh food and change up what you are eating.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSG7x9g41eA

Key Takeaways:

  • HOW TO STAY WARM IN THE WINTER ON A RAW FOOD DIET is a series of 16 videos.
  • The information is rare, unique and powerful.
  • It looks like in 2030 4 out of 5 people in the United States is going to be diagnosed with cancer.

"Sunlight, fresh air, pure water, proper suppliments, living foods, sleeping, relationships, livelihood, environment, pay attention to all of it. You're worth it."

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Best Foods To Fight Bladder Cancer || Health Benefits of Mushrooms
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Date: January 29, 2017 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Best Foods To Fight Bladder Cancer || Health Benefits of Mushrooms





The ABC Health video describes the health benefits of mushrooms. They have iron, few calories, increases vitamin D, have good antioxidants which fights free radicals, they have selenium which helps stave off bladder cancer in men and women. They also boost your immune system which helps your body fight off bacteria. They also contain B Vitamins which are essential to the body

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF8Dao1gTAw&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • To Day I Am Going To Tell You Health Benefits of Mushrooms , mushrooms ?r? loaded with essential nutrients.
  • Eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables a day. Choose some lean protein, which can be meat, fish, eggs, beans or pulses, and other non-dairy sources.
  • To reduce their risk of bladder cancer, women should eat more fruits and veggies. Men, however, can stick to chips. OK, not really. But new ... Broccoli Packs Powerful Punch To Bladder Cancer Cells

"To Day I Am Going To Tell You Health Benefits of Mushrooms , mushrooms ?r? loaded with essential nutrients. Mushrooms ??nt?in good-for-your-bladder selenium and, lik? us, th?? produce vitamin D when exposed t? Sunlight."

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Vitamin D and folic acid can help deal with depression
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Date: January 08, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin D and folic acid can help deal with depression





Vitamin D and folic acid are two natural chemicals that affect neurotransmitter function, and low levels of either can contribute to depression. Vitamin D is normally produced by the skin when hit by Sunlight, so can run short during the winter. Low iron levels can also affect brain function by limiting the blood's ability to supply the brain with oxygen. Fortunately, levels of all these substances can be boosted through nutrient-rich foods.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin D is produced when the skin is exposed to the sun's ultraviolet rays.
  • In regions where sunshine is limited in winter, more people tend to suffer from depression.
  • The theory that a shortage of vitamin D is related to depression is widely supported.

"Vitamin D is produced when the skin is exposed to the sun's ultraviolet rays. In regions where sunshine is limited in winter, more people tend to suffer from depression."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/vitamin-d-and-folic-acid-can-help-deal-with-depression&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFmZmViMTExOGM5Mzg5YTQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEn81lTtItxjJLpNlV9zMz2qcHfFg

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Vitamins A, D, E and K Micronutrients for bones, muscles & nerves
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Date: January 05, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamins A, D, E and K Micronutrients for bones, muscles & nerves





Vitamins A, D, E, and K are stored in the body because they are fat soluble. It is important to incorporate sources of these vitamins to facilitate essential physiological processes. These vitamins support healthy and strong bones, nerves, and muscles. In combination with exercise and other dietary components, these vitamins are key to maintain a healthy body.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamins A, D, E and K are all fat-soluble vitamins that are needed in small amounts.
  • Fat-soluble vitamins can be stored in the body wherever fat is deposited and should be regularly included in your diet.
  • Read on to learn the important health benefits of Vitamins A, D, E and K.

"Vitamin D can be obtained from your diet, but it is also formed in your skin when you are exposed to Sunlight."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.womenfitness.net/vitamins-a-d-e-k/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHz2qn4xKJExWJEio4b3R7Bp1PoIw

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Sunlight offers surprise benefit: It energizes infection fighting T cells
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Date: January 02, 2017 03:19 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Sunlight offers surprise benefit: It energizes infection fighting T cells





Have you ever been at work and thought about how nice it must be outside? According to researchers, the Sunlight may be even more beneficial for us. According to their research, Sunlight increases the movement of T cells. The increased movement in cells can help activate key immune cells by increasing their movement.

Key Takeaways:

  • Georgetown University Medical Center researchers have found that Sunlight, through a mechanism separate than vitamin D production, energizes T cells that play a central role in human immunity.
  • They specifically found that low levels of blue light, found in sun rays, makes T cells move faster, marking the first reported human cell responding to Sunlight by speeding its pace.
  • Production of vitamin D required UV light can promote skin cancer and melanoma. Blue light from the sun, as well as from special lamps, is safer.

"Sunlight allows us to make vitamin D, credited with healthier living, but a surprise research finding could reveal another powerful benefit of getting some sun."



Reference:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161220094633.htm

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Is sunlight the health secret we all overlook?
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Date: December 07, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is Sunlight the health secret we all overlook?





Are you getting enough sun? Sunlight is important for more than just a healthy tan. It can help with blood pressure, your immune system, even help ensure your long term mental health! There are many quick and easy ways to get more Sunlight into your daily routine, and you owe it to yourself and your health to make sure you soak up some sun rays every day.

Key Takeaways:

  • It has been found that morning Sunlight works best so try physical activity such as cycling, jogging or even skipping, in the Sunlight.
  • Several companies are now cashing on the benefits of daylight exposure and redesigning office space to let natural light in.
  • Those with a sedentary job need not lose out. Either try sneaking out for a quick morning Sunlight grab or get out during the lunch hour for a walk around the block.

"Vitamin D is also important in activating the body's immune defences as it triggers the cells that seek out and destroy any bacteria and viruses and arms the system, too."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/Is-Sunlight-the-health-secret-we-all-overlook/articleshow/55540166.cms&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEMJC5Og6R2G1Bqk7PnRrPeY54-BA

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What is the Vitamin D/Vitamin K Connection?
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Date: November 11, 2016 10:09 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What is the Vitamin D/Vitamin K Connection?





New research suggest Vitamin K may be far more necessary than originally thought. Our bodies produce Vitamin D through exposure to the sun's rays, as well has consumption of certain foods. Vitamin K assists Vitamin D in handling calcium for out bodies, meaning they are both needed for good health in your bones and teeth. However, many people have trouble getting the right balance of these two.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin K works in synergy with vitamin D, and many experts are advising that individuals should always take vitamin K when supplementing with vitamin D, particularly if also taking calcium supplements.
  • Vitamin D is a very important nutrient for proper body function. It is unique in that our skin has the ability to make it from Sunlight.
  • In addition to Sunlight exposure, you can obtain vitamin D in limited amounts from your diet, though only a few foods naturally contain it.

"Vitamin D is a very important nutrient for proper body function. It is unique in that our skin has the ability to make it from Sunlight"



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//blog.naturalhealthyconcepts.com/2016/10/31/vitamin-d-vitamin-k-connection/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGPK_sSnaLZNsdImN27mcbW4y2ttg

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Low vitamin D levels linked to Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease
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Date: October 30, 2016 04:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Low vitamin D levels linked to Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, & multiple sclerosis have become more prevalent over the years. Recent neurological studies are showing that these conditions can be prevented by supplementing more vitamin D in the diet. Many people just don’t get enough Sunlight to provide the needed amount of vitamin D each day. It has been recommended to get at least 600 to 800 IU of the vitamin per day, but some are suggesting that we may need up to 8,000 IU per day in order to prevent disease, depending on our current health.

Key Takeaways:

  • Getting enough vitamin D is crucial to numerous health functions, while low vitamin D stresses the immune system and raises the risk of illness.
  • Research has shown that vitamin D supplementation brings a range of vitamin D benefits including disease prevention.
  • Studies have confirmed that major illnesses like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis can be prevented by raising vitamin D levels

"Adequate vitamin D blood levels help to ensure protection and support of these crucial systems to prevent the onset and progression of these diseases."

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Annatto Seeds, Leaves and Root.
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Date: September 06, 2016 02:01 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Annatto Seeds, Leaves and Root.

Benefits of Annatto Seeds, Leaves and Root.

Coming from achiote shrub seeds, annatto is not just a food coloring. The red plant extract is also used to give colours to textiles and body care products.

The red colour of the seeds comes from the carotenoid content.  Carotenoids are best known for their work in the eyes.  They work as antioxidants to help fight off the damages caused by Sunlight.  Since carotenoids are strong antioxidants, annatto can be used to treat the skin by reducing wrinkle signs, blemishes and helps tightening up the skin to make it look younger, all through free radical scavenging antioxidant properties.

Annatto leaves supports healthy digestion and healthy cholesterol levels.

The roots of Annatto can be extracted to be made an antidote to cure cassava poisoning.

Scientists are finding that antioxidant rich diets can help slow the aging process, slow the buildup of cholesterol, and slow mental decline.  By adding annatto to your diet, you to can reap the benefits of a rich antioxidant diet.


URL References

  1. //naturallysavvy.com/eat/what-is-annatto-a-natural-food-coloring-exposed
  2. https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/seed-and-nut/annatto.html
  3. //www.medicalhealthguide.com/herb/annatto.htm

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

wheat grass

What is a wheat grass

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

Wheat grass benefits

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

Wheat grass concentrate

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

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

References

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

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What Vitamins Help Fight Leg Muscle Cramps?
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Date: July 23, 2014 08:20 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Vitamins Help Fight Leg Muscle Cramps?

muscle crampsMuscle cramps

Leg muscle cramps are sudden and involuntary contractions of the calf muscles. They are painful, and can happen while in the middle of a work out. Cramps are quite bothering, especially when at work, or during sleeping hours at night. The popular known causes of muscle cramps include; vitamin and mineral deficiency, muscle strain, and dehydration. In this article, we shall look at some of the vitamins and minerals that can relieve leg muscle cramps.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D helps in strengthening muscles and bones. Low level of vitamin D in blood may result to leg cramps. Vitamin D is synthesized in the body in the presence of Sunlight. There are also diets rich in vitamin D such as fish and milk. If the level of vitamin D is still too low, you can look for supplements under physician’s instructions.

Vitamin B complex


Vitamin B is essential in the generation of energy, appropriate nerve function, and muscle function. Deficiency in vitamin B can lead to leg cramps. The vitamin B complex supplement is used in relieving cramps. However, diets rich in vitamin B include; eggs, dairy products, beans, vegetables, and meat.

Sodium

Sodium is an electrolyte in the body that facilitates impulse transmission, and muscle contractions. Low amount of sodium can be the cause of cramps in your leg calf muscles. Major cause of low level of sodium in the body is dehydrated, maybe due to excessive sweating. Therefore, you can add a little amount of salt in meals.

Magnesium


Magnesium is an electrolyte in the body that works together with sodium and potassium during impulse transmission. Impulse transmission involves muscle contractions, when calcium and potassium ions are moving in and out of cells. Movement of calcium and potassium in cells is facilitated by magnesium. Therefore, foods rich in magnesium help to prevent muscle fatigue. These foods include; avocado, spinach, cashew nuts, and beans.

Peony

Peony is a plant that’s used to manufacture medicine. Its roots are processed, and used as a supplement for relieving muscle cramps, among other disorders. Peony medicine is believed to prevent release of body chemicals that cause cramps in the legs.

Zinc


Zinc is an essential trace element since it’s required in small quantities in human body. Zinc can be used as supplement for relieving muscle cramps associated with liver disorder.

References:

  1. //www.livestrong.com/article/417443-vitamins-minerals-for-leg-cramps/
  2. //www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/condition-1399-Muscle+cramps.aspx

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Bergamot Oil: Uses and Health Benefits
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Date: February 13, 2014 05:55 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Bergamot Oil: Uses and Health Benefits

What is bergamot

bergamot plantBergamot citrus or the bergamot orange is the fruit from which bergamot oil is derived. Taken from the peel of the fruit, the oil is pressed out of the rind through cold compression. The citrus originally came from tropical Asia but is now grown in Europe, mainly the southern part of Italy, but also in Morocco and the Ivory Coast. It takes name from an Italian city in Lombardy called Bergamot.

Bergamot uses

This oil has a long history of use as a food flavoring and perfume fragrance, but it also has several other less commonly known uses due to its therapeutic properties. The oil has been utilized as an analgesic, a stimulant, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibiotic, disinfectant, and as a circulatory and digestive aid.

Analgesic Uses

By stimulating the production of hormones, bergamot oil deadens the nerves to pain. It is very effective for headaches, muscle pain and other pain ailments. Use of the oil can lower the need for over-the-counter (OTC) medications, therefore reducing a person's chance of liver damage or gastric upset caused by many OTC pain relievers. The oil also known to lower the body temperature, making it an excellent anti-febrile agent.

Anti-depressant Effects and Stimulant Properties

Produce both soothing and stimulating effects in the body, bergamot oil has been used as an anti-depressant and a metabolic stimulant. Components of the oil calm the nerves by increasing blood flow thereby creating pleasant feelings. By inducing secretion of certain hormones, bergamot oil helps the body to maintain a proper metabolic rate. It is also used in aromatherapy, specifically to calm anxiety during radiation treatments.

Antiseptic, Antibiotic and Disinfectant Uses

A natural antibacterial and anti-fungal agent, bergamot oil has long been used in the treatment of infections, including certain skin conditions such as acne and mycosis fungoides, a fungal infection that causes tumors on the skin. It has also been used to treat unitary tract, colon, respiratory and kidney infections as well as vaginal yeast infections cause by Candida albicans. Its antibiotic and disinfectant properties make this oil a perfect antiseptic for treating wounds, rashes and other topical conditions which could result in a nasty infection.

Digestive Aid

Using the oil will assist in the secretion of digestive enzymes and acid, therefore aiding in digestion and reducing gastrointestinal problems such as constipation, gas and bloating

Heart Healthy Benefits

By inhibiting the enzyme, HMG-CoA reductase, bergamot oil helps reduce the amount of "bad" cholesterol, LDL in the body and also dilates the blood vessels which assists in lowering blood pressure.

Some words of caution: bergamot oil must be stored in a dark bottle away from Sunlight due to its component, bergaptene, which will turn poisonous if exposed to light. Also,users should avoid from exposure to Sunlight since use of the oil on skin will cause a person to become photosensitive.

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Difference Between D-2 And D-3 and benefits of Vitamin D
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Date: January 13, 2014 04:19 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Difference Between D-2 And D-3 and benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is one of the most essential vitamins for body and best thing about this Vitamin is that your body can easily make with the help of Sunlight and food, but you need to get out in the Sunlight for that. Talking about the health benefit of this vitamin it can help your body to absorb the calcium from food and it can help you to get stronger bone. It also helps the cell to cell communication that allows your body to have a better immunity system. In addition to this can also help you in several other problems including reduced heart attack risk, protection from arthritis and lot more.

Types of Vitamin D

Talking more about it, five different type of Vitamin D are available there out of them vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3 are the most essential D vitamins for body. Out of these two vitamins Vitamin D2 is also known as ergocalciferol because only invertebrate animals, fungus and animals can make it with the help of Sunlight. Many scientists also believe that Vitamin D2 can act as a sun protector as well for many organisms and it can protect them from harmful UV rays of Sunlight.

At the same time Vitamin D3 is the vitamin that your body can make by itself using Sunlight and your food substances. However, it is very important that your body need to get exposure of Sunlight and exposure of UV should be higher than UV 3 for synthesizing of Vitamin D.

Since, now a day’s it is very difficult to stay in Sunlight due to work requirement and when people go out, they prefer to use some UV protection that can reduce the chances for Vitamin D synthesizing. Therefore, it is suggested that you should take it as a dietary supplement and you should consume it on a daily basis you can get a healthy and strong bone structure along with a fully functional cellular system so you can have a great immunity system as well

 

References:

  1. //ods.od.nih.gov
  2. //www.medicalnewstoday.com

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VITAMIN - D3:A reservoiur of benefits to sheenful life
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Date: January 03, 2014 05:29 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: VITAMIN - D3:A reservoiur of benefits to sheenful life

Vitamin D3 Sources

d3 food sourceA handful of sunshine everyday is what our body requires to retain its sheen and keep our health problems at bay. Human skin when exposed to ultraviolet rays of the sun manufactures vitamin D-3 orcholecalciferol for its consumption. It is recommended that lighter skin individuals receive 10 to 15 minutes of Sunlight daily. Darker individuals, on the other hand, should receive almost double the amount of Sunlight, up to 25 to 30 minutes daily. Other best natural food source for vitamin- D3 is fish products, such as: cod liver oil, tuna, salmon and sardines.

Apart from the tablets or liquid vitamin D-3 supplements, fortified milk, breads, cereals and eggs are lesser vitamin D3 sources.

Lists of health benefits for Vitamin D-3:

  1. VITAMIN D-3 is not only a boon to children's healthy teeth and bones, it is one such nutrient that work as a miracle to treat osteomalacia which causes muscle and bone weakening in adults. It may also reduce major medical risks in elderly if taken in high doses and improves immune system.
  2. It promotes calcium absorption thereby preventing loss of bone mass and treating several bone disorders.
  3. It lowers the risk of colon, breast, and prostate cancers.
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis is improved with vitamin D3.
  5. It not only prevents but also help treats rickets which later leads to bone deformities, post menopausal osteoporosis, hypoglycemia and the development of Type 1 diabetes.
  6. It also plays a significant role in slowing the degenerative process in multiple sclerosis and Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency.
  7. Vitamin D-3 and curcumin synergistically clears brain tangles to help prevent depression and Alzheimer's dementia. There are multitudes of vitamin D receptors in the brain therefore it is believed to maintain and enhance mental health.
  8. It prevents PRE-Eclampsia which occurs during pregnancy and produces protein in urine, high blood pressure and edema. It leads to pre-mature labor and is the main cause of death during pregnancy.

References:

  1. //voices.yahoo.com
  2. //www.naturalnews.com/vitamin_D3.html
  3. //www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/vitamins-minerals/health-benefits-of-vitamin-d3.html

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Sunshine Vitamin
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Date: November 14, 2013 09:18 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Sunshine Vitamin

Sunshine Vitamin

Introduction

Vitamin D is a nutrient used to regulate phosphorous and calcium needed for formation and growth of strong bones. The body through a chemical reaction acquires this vitamin when one is exposed to direct Sunlight for about five to fifteen minutes. This vitamin is rarely found in foods, and therefore, if you fail to get direct Sunlight, you can supplements that are used to boost vitamin D levels. Therefore, if you stay indoors most of your time, you may lack this important nutrient and you are at risks of suffering from osteoporosis, hearth diseases, multiple sclerosis, and rickets due to vitamin D deficiency. In addition, vitamin D has been known to improve the body immune system and prevents autoimmune and cancer diseases.

What does Sun Can Do

Vitamin D3, also known as sunshine vitamin, is stored in the body when Sunlight is exposed to the skin for about 15 minutes. Sun has Ultraviolet B (UVB) light, which when it strike the skin, a natural chemical reaction is initiated which converts cholesterol under the skin to yield vitamin D3. When exposure is done continuously for 6 days, the body can get enough of this vitamin for the next 49 Sunlight-free days. However, you are warned against long periods of time Sunlight exposure, as this has been known to cause skin cancer.

What are the Benefits on the Sun

As stated earlier, there are various benefits of this vitamin. The following are the major:

  • It prevents rickets condition among children
  • It prevents osteoporosis
  • It lowers the risk of getting type 1 diabetes
  • It prevents pre-Eclampsia during pregnancy
  • It helps to prevent and fight cancer
  • It lowers the risk of getting depression and Alzheimer’s (during elderly stage)
  • It helps to maintain mental health

Conclusion

Since this vitamin is acquired at no cost, it is advisable to spare a few minutes of your busy daily schedule to get this valuable body vitamin that will improve your health and keep your body fit at all times. Thanks.

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How calcium can Help Prevent Bone Loss
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Date: November 08, 2013 09:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How calcium can Help Prevent Bone Loss

calciumWhat is bone loss?

Bones are always in a flux. Since it's living tissue, old bone is absorbed, and new bone is built up. This process is referred to as remodeling. Bone loss occurs when there is absorption of more bone than is being built up.

What causes it?

Bone loss is a natural process that comes with age. There are factors that are beyond human control like genetics, sex, and ethnicity, that contribute to loss of bone. However, some lifestyle factors that can be controlled for instance, being physically inactive, low hormone levels, that is, estrogen in females, and testosterone in males, habits like smoking and drinking alcohol do contribute to faster loss of bone.

When you are intoxicated, you risk falling and breaking a bone. Alcohol cases loss of magnesium via urine. Smokers generally have weaker bones. Female smokers are even at a higher risk of bone fractures after menopause. They also begin their menopause early due to reduced estrogen levels. Both male and female smokers are thinner, thus tend to have less bone mass and take longer to heal in case of fractures.

How to salvage the situation

The best way to prevent bone loss is by ensuring that you develop very strong bones during the first 30 years of your life and then minimize their loss in adulthood. This is how to go about it:

Ensure that you intake vitamin D in your diet, expose yourself to early morning or evening Sunlight, and take supplements if need be. Vitamin D is very helpful when calcium levels are low in the body. It is converted to its active form reducing loss of calcium via urine in the kidney, and increasing its absorption in the small intestine.

Intake a lot of calcium too, as there are two sources of calcium in your body: via your diet and from your bones. It is the latter that is dangerous. Your body will absorb calcium from the bones if there isn't enough in the body. This calcium is really difficult to replace.

Intake a diet with magnesium too. It helps in absorption of calcium. If there is excess calcium in the body, one could suffer from arthritis as it will collect in the soft tissues.

References:
  1. //www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/calcium-full-story/#bone-loss
  2. //www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/Osteoporosis/osteoporosis_ff.asp
  3. //www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000506.htm

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How Does Chlorella Improve Your Health?
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Date: November 04, 2013 05:06 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Does Chlorella Improve Your Health?

 chorellaWhat is Chlorella

Chlorella is made by two cycle periods that determine the total cell size and length. A timer usually runs through the G1 phase and it leads to the cell attainment prior to S phase without further growth requirement. The cycle is consistent with increments of size control. It multiplies rapidly through photosynthesis and requires only three basic conditions to reproduce namely; water, carbon dioxide and Sunlight. There are various health benefits of chlorella including;

Vitamins

Chlorella is rich in various types of vitamins including; A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E. It provides the nutrients as a whole food bundle that is way superior than manufactured formula.

Minerals

Chlorella is rich in magnesium that helps in improving blood sugar levels, mental health and heart health. It also contains other rich minerals including; iron, potassium and calcium.

Amino Acids

Chlorella is a rich protein source and it also contains important amino acids. The amino acids are used by the body for rebuilding neurotransmitters and lean tissues.

Detoxification

Chlorella is very effective in binding with toxic chemicals and heavy metals. The toxins are removed from the body hence bringing a positive health impact.

Energy

Chlorella increases the body energy. It is also very effective in elevating moods and it is way stronger than taking super food.

Cancer

Chlorella has amazing cancer-fighting abilities due its rich natural carotenoids that prevent oxidation. It also has the ability to nourish the system.

Diabetes

Chlollera helps to improve blood sugar levels and insulin over time. It can also improve insulin resistance and diabetes.

Heart Disease

Chlollera offers protection against heart disease by improving LDL cholesterol and triglyceride. It also has strong antioxidant properties.

Obesity

Chlollera has unique properties that can lower body fat. It can also improve insulin sensitivity and aid fat metabolism.

Reference: 

www.jstor.org, www.naturalnews.com






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

LUTEINluteinfruit

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

Where is lutein found in the body

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

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

Conclusion

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

References:

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

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Can Vitamin D-3 Improve Your Health?
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Date: February 28, 2013 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Vitamin D-3 Improve Your Health?

Vitamin D-3 or cholecalciferol, an active form of D vitamin, plays a huge role in bone remodeling and normal calcium balance. Sunlight is responsible for the conversion of cholesterol to vitamin D on the skin but when exposure to Sunlight do not always synthesize sufficient amounts, this D vitamin can be obtained from various sources.

The recommended daily dose of this vitamin is 1000 IU for adults or more if there is a deficiency. As mentioned, insufficient amount of such vitamin from Sunlight can be supplemented by various sources such as the following: - Fatty fishes like salmon, mackerel, sardines and tuna - Dairy products, such as milk, soy milk, yogurt and cheese - Grains - Other food products like egg, beef liver and orange juice Insufficient amount of this vitamin can also be supplemented through the consumption of multivitamins, which can provide approximately 400 IU of vitamin D-3. However, take note that higher doses, such as the ones with up to 50,000 IU, require a prescription from your doctor.  You can find D-3 in dosages as high as 10,000IU at a health food store.

Health Benefits of Vitamin D-3

This type of vitamin D can definitely improve one's health with all the benefits it can provide. This fat-soluble vitamin is responsible for the proper absorption of calcium in the body, thus making it essential for the bones. Insufficient amount of this essential vitamin in the body can result to brittle bones and other health problems. On the other hand, sufficient amount of this essential vitamin can provide you lots of health benefits, such as the following:

- Bone Health: as mentioned, this fat-soluble vitamin facilitates the proper absorption of calcium from foods and the reabsorption of essential minerals by the kidneys. Apart from that, it also boosts the absorption of phosphorous, which is also essential for the health of the bones and prevents various diseases, such as rickets and osteomalacia.

- Immune System: this vitamin is also beneficial for the body's immune system. According to various studies conducted, it can also help prevent autoimmune disorders from developing and is useful in treating inflammatory diseases.

- Neuromuscular System: vitamin D-3 can enhance the functions of the neuromuscular system, as well as protect the body against muscle weakness due to the process of aging.

- Weight Loss: if combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, this can also help promote weight loss. It helps assimilate foods properly and regulates the levels of blood sugar.

- Skin: this fat-soluble vitamin is also beneficial for the skin, as it contains natural anti-inflammatory properties. It helps control various inflammatory diseases, such as psoriasis, speeds up the healing process of wounds, alleviate skin lesions due to photodermatitis and lichen planus, reduce itching and rejuvenates the skin.

- Depression: the connection between depression and this D vitamin is still unclear. However, a certain study has shown that this insufficient amount of this essential vitamin in the body can increase the risk of depression in men and women. It can also result to hyperparathyroidism where depression is the most prevalent system.

Apart from all these, vitamin D-3 and its supplements can provide the body with lots of other health benefits. It can regulate blood pressure and protect the body against cardiovascular diseases, as well as from various types of cancers.

Have you had your vitamin D-3 today?

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Are There Herbs And Vitamins For Pain?
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Date: December 29, 2012 10:17 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Are There Herbs And Vitamins For Pain?

Everyone at one point or the other suffers some pain which could be of different kinds. We usually go for prescription drugs or at times, over-the-counter pain relievers. These drugs, however, have many side effects and do cause numerous health damages if used for a long period of time. Thus, it is much better to turn to natural pain relievers, such as herbs and vitamins.

Most herbs and vitamins for pain are used as food; therefore, do not have any side effects. This is however not the case in painkillers which are made from synthetic hormones, chemicals, and so on.

Herbal pain relievers.

Turmeric: Turmeric is popularly used in Southeast India for cooking. Turmeric has curcumin, a very powerful ingredient which aid to fight against chronic inflammatory ailments. Thus, turmeric is usually employed with some other herbs to relieve pain.

Ginger Root: Ginger root is a commonly used herbal remedy since it contains warming properties and helps to enhance blood circulation. It is essential in treating arthritis associated pains, backache and menstrual cramps. It's also used to treat sore throat. It is both analgesic and anti-inflammatory.

Valerian Root: This is used for chronic pain relief and as a skeletal relaxant. It may be used also for the treatment of trauma, cramps, shingles, headaches, insomnia, neuralgia, and stress. It possesses antispasmodic properties and is also a sedative.

Arnica: This is a homeopathic pain reliever and is believed to be particularly essential in the treatment of bruising and soft tissue injuries. It helps to alleviate overall sprains and muscle pain. It may be applied externally as a preventive measure to avoid injury prior to racing or exercising. Thus, it is seen to be applied topically and care must be taken so as not to apply it on a broken or open skin.

Vitamins for Pain Relief

Vitamin D: This is a unique vitamin since its main source is being exposed to UV light. A deficiency in this nutrient is widespread and a popular cause of chronic pains. As a matter of fact, a vitamin D deficiency significantly raises the risk of common women's pains. In a study, vitamin D deficiency was shown to raise risk of chronic pain, particularly in women, by over 50%. Aside from Sunlight, other sources of vitamin D are mushrooms, shellfish, fatty fish and fortified orange juice.

Vitamin E: This is a potent antioxidant which protects nerves and joints from damages which may cause pain. In a recent research, it was discovered that vitamin E supplements lower nerve pain. Vitamin E-rich diets are walnuts, peanuts, wheat germ, corn and kiwi.

B complex Vitamins: These include many water-soluble vitamins, such as riboflavin, thiamine and folic acid. In a chronic pain animal model, it was discovered that high amounts of B-complex vitamins reduced pain significantly. B-complex vitamin supplements can be found in a number of supplement stores. Dietary sources are vegetables, whole grains, fortified cereals and fruits.

Vitamin C: This is an antioxidant just like vitamin E and protects nerve cells from damage. A scientist known as Paul E. Zollinger discovered that vitamin C supplements helped in reducing pain in wrist fractured patients. Foods rich in Vitamin C are broccoli, bananas, mangoes and oranges.

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Can Melatonin Be Used For Fibromyalgia?
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Date: December 28, 2012 04:19 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanet.net)
Subject: Can Melatonin Be Used For Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition that may be very frustrating and has no known cure currently. Due to its complexity and also the number of symptoms that occur during an infection with fibromyalgia, one may be moody, anxious, depressed or irritable. Melatonin, a natural hormone which controls sleep patterns, can help relieve some symptoms of fibromyalgia and promote one's feelings of well-being.

About Melatonin

Melatonin hormone is produced by the brain's pineal gland. It is majorly responsible for controlling the sleep-wake cycle; called the circadian rhythm. The secretion of melatonin is influenced by exposure to light. Whenever it gets dark, melatonin production rises. Conversely, during exposure to Sunlight, the production of melatonin is lowered. Several people employ the use of melatonin supplements to promote symptoms of insomnia, since it can aid to reset one's body clock and even make it easier to fall and stay asleep.

How melanin treats Fibromyalgia

Disturbances of sleep and the frequent disruption of circadian rhythms occur during fibromyalgia. Melatonin has always been proven to synchronize the circadian rhythms and promote the quality of sleep. Excess damage by free-radicals is quite common in fibromyalgia patients. Melatonin as well as its metabolites have been discovered to be potent scavengers of free radicals and indirect antioxidants.

Elevated Nitric Oxide In Patients

Some studies have shown that synthesis of nitric oxide is elevated in fibromyalgia patients. Melatonin acts as a potent inhibitor of a rate-limiting enzyme in the production of nitric oxide. Depression is at times a symptom or maybe an overlapping fibromyalgia condition.

Melatonin As An Antidepressant:

Melatonin has also been proven to be an antidepressant. There is a component of melatonin that has been synthesized in the pharmaceutical industry and is now being enhanced as an antidepressant. Lyrica, antiepileptic drugs, have been proven to be effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Melatonin has been found to work as an antiepileptic too.

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Vitamin D-3
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Date: November 17, 2012 10:35 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin D-3

Vitamin D-3 has profound health benefits in our bodies.

It is necessary for maintaining bone density and the body's immunity against heart diseases, cancers, muscle wasting, osteoporosis, weakness, among other disorders. Like all the other types of vitamin D, Vitamin D-3 is a hormone which is produced naturally in our bodies. Very few foods contain this vitamin but the good thing is that it is readily available to the body via absorption of the rays of the sun. 

Children

Vitamin D-3 plays a crucial role in the development of the brain. Its deficiency in children may lead to autism. It also helps in the absorption of calcium which is needed for the development of bones. Children may also develop rickets which eventually cause bone deformities and results in weakening of the bones and muscles.

It also prevents per-eclampsia.

This is a condition that occurs during pregnancy and leads to production of protein in urine and high blood pressure, eventually leading to premature labor. Deficiency of Vitamin D-3 in the body poses numerous health risks. Since it is mainly manufactured in the skin directly from the Sunlight, people living in areas with little Sunlight are at an increased risk of suffering from the health problems that are caused by its deficiency. 

Recommended intake

People who stay in the northern climates are advised to take it through supplements in order to maintain their health. These supplements are available in health facilities and nutritional stores. The recommended intake of Vitamin D-3 is 1000 IU per day. This offers increased protection against mental illness, obesity, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

This amount is easily produced by spending a few hours in the sunshine each week. Where sun exposure is not possible, vitamin D3 capsules will readily provide your body with these nutrients. These supplements are affordable and have no side effects to your body. They are necessary in order to ensure your body gets the required amount of Vitamin D3

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

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

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

WHAT IS ZEAXANTHIN

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

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

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

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

ZEAXANTHIN BENEFITS

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

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

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

FOOD SOURCES OF ZEAXANTHIN

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

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Five Tips for Healthy Bones and Teeth
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Date: May 19, 2011 03:36 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Five Tips for Healthy Bones and Teeth

1. Take calcium in your diet: dairy products, green vegetables or legumes. If you cannot take any of the dietary components for some reason, then a calcium supplement with magnesium should be sufficient. Fermented dairy products are best (yoghurt, kefir, or Calcium Supplement).

2. You need Vitamin D, which is generated in your skin by Sunlight. So either get sufficient from Sunlight or take a Vitamin D supplement.

3. Reduce consumption of foods containing oxalic acid (rhubarb, plums, spinach, cranberries) and presoak those that contain phytic acid (nuts, seeds, grains, legumes). Oxalates and phytates reduce calcium absorption by binding to the calcium - calcium oxalate is the predominant mineral that forms kidney stones.

4. Cut down your consumption of coffee, alcohol, chocolate, sugar and honey - they inhibit the absorption of calcium.

5. Exercise regularly - exercise helps to prevent loss of calcium and also helps to increase your bone density and mass.

By taking each of these 5 tips, you should be able to avoid excessive loss of calcium that can lead to osteoporosis and other problems associated with low calcium absorption. Calcium is also essential for the proper function of your central nervous system and in the maintenance of a healthy blood pressure.

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Vitamin D And Calcium - Phosphorus Absorption
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Date: January 14, 2011 12:21 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin D And Calcium - Phosphorus Absorption

The human body is indeed a very complex system that needs various vitamins and minerals to sustain its vigor and life. One of the essential vitamins that is a must for our body to have is Vitamin D. The function of the said vitamin would sound very simple but if you ponder it deeper you will realize that beyond the simplicity lies its true essence and use.

The most vital function of vitamin D is for calcium and phosphorous absorption for bone and teeth growth. Not only that, it also aids in regulating the use and consumption of both minerals. To simply elaborate the vitamin’s mechanism of action, here goes the explanation. Adequate intake of Vitamin D could help your body decipher whether phosphorous and calcium will be deposited into your bones or would be discarded out of your system. Hence, for individuals who do not have sufficient intake of vitamin D, they would find it difficult to maintain homeostasis of the two essential minerals- calcium and phosphorous.

As early as now, we have to do our best and engage in different ways and means on how we can ensure that our body is getting enough vitamin D. It has been stated in several medical literatures that with adequate exposure to morning Sunlight for approximately twenty to thirty minutes or an hour depending on the person’s skin tone, the body could generate its own vitamin D. the explanation for the difference in the required exposure is based on the fact that individuals who have dark colored skin has undeniably more skin pigments that could filter ultraviolet rays.

Because vitamin D is responsible in maintaining the health of your bones and teeth, a deficiency with the said vitamin would lead to a condition known as rickets. Rickets is characterized by bone fragility caused by depletion of calcium and protein deposits in your bones. However, as the golden rule dictates, too much of everything is bad. So if you consume too much of vitamin D, there would be a high probability that it will cause you a problem in your kidneys, heart and other vital organs brought about by calcium deposits.

Vitamin D can be found on the array of foods that we eat. Some food groups that contain high and liberal amounts of vitamin D includes: butter, milk, cod liver oil, cream, yogurt, tuna and egg yolks. However, despite of their high content of vitamin D, extra caution must be employed in eating such foods for it contains high level of bad cholesterol that is very detrimental to one’s body which in the long run would bring you to an undesirable state of health. Another wonder that vitamin D brings is the capacity of slowing down the growing number of cancer cells and in preventing grave illness such as multiple sclerosis, psoriasis diabetes mellitus and arthritis.

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Protect your body from Damaging UV radiation With PABA
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Date: September 02, 2010 12:34 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Protect your body from Damaging UV radiation With PABA

PABA - The oral Sun Screen Protection

Para-aminobenzoic acid, otherwise known commonly as PABA, is an antioxidant, meaning that it possesses chemically reducing properties that can destroy the free radicals that disrupt skin cell membranes and so lead to wrinkling. At one time it was used in sunscreens where it was believed to protect against UVB radiation though not UVA radiation. However, after it was discovered that UVA radiation can damage the skin more than UVB, its use has reduced considerably although it can still protect your skin by virtue of its antioxidant properties.

Free radicals are small oxygenated molecules that rupture the membranes of your body cells and also oxidize LDL cholesterol, causing it to form plaques on the internal walls of your arteries. That eventually blocks them and can cause heart attacks and strokes. PABA can destroy these free radicals and ultimately prevent this from happening. In doing so, of course, it also destroys the free radicals generated by the UV radiation in Sunlight and so helps your skin to keep looking fresh even when exposed to strong Sunlight.

PABA will not offer complete protection against excessive sunbathing but will help, and it is free radicals that give those that live in hot countries that wrinkled and leathery look to their skin. PABA can protect you from that.

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Antioxidants and your health
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Date: May 17, 2010 10:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Antioxidants and your health

There is an impressive amount of scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of supplementing with a wide variety of antioxidants. Consequently, there are many health practitioners who have begun to recommend high dietary intakes of these crucial nutrients in order to prevent against oxidative stress. It was anticipated over two decades ago by leading researchers that high-dose supplementation with antioxidants is developing a significant role in the prevention and treatment of a lot of today’s common illnesses. It should be noted that antioxidants do not work in isolation. When an antioxidant neutralizes a free radical, it, itself, is oxidized and must be regenerated by another antioxidant before it can be used again. Because of this, it is crucial to supplement with a wide variety of antioxidants, in order to reflect what actually occurs in nature.

Vitamin C, an aqueous-phase antioxidant, is the main guard against oxidative attack in the extra-cellular matrix, as well as within the cytoplasm of the cell. Vitamin C happens to be a substrate for eight different enzyme systems that are involved in various cellular functions. Among these functions are collagen synthesis, ATP synthesis in the mitochondria, and hormone biosynthesis. Its main antioxidant partners are vitamin E and beta carotene, both of which help to regenerate vitamin C.

Of all the antioxidants, it seems as if vitamin E offers the greatest protection against heart disease because of its ability to protect the cardiovascular system from oxidative damage. It is lipid-soluble, making it an important component of the cell membrane, where it works to protect the cell against lipid peroxidation and control oxidation-induced inflammatory events. Recently, the gamma tocopherol form of vitamin E has shown a great deal of promise in its ability to reduce the risk of several oxidative stress related disease.

Beta-carotene is a member of a diverse group of photosynthetic pigments. It plays a huge role in human nutrition. As an antioxidant, it possesses a double-bond structure that allows it to react effectively with single oxygen radicals, absorbing and diffusing their energy. Beta-carotene also acts as a precursor for vitamin A by supplying a portion of the body’s requirement for the vitamin. This act alone plays a central role in the chemistry of vision. Beta-carotene and vitamin A both prevent the oxidation of cholesterol, reduce oxidative damage to DNA, and disable oxygen free radicals that are produced by exposure to Sunlight and air pollution. These antioxidants are also involved in the activation of gene expression and the control of cell differentiation.

When combined together, vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene produce and important antioxidant trio that plays a huge role in fighting oxidative and inflammatory events. There are several other antioxidants that should be noted due to their ability to work synergistically with the vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene trio. These include vitamin A, alpha-lipoic acid, lycopene, coenzyme Q10, and the antioxidant mineral, selenium. In order to determine whether a nutrient provides antioxidant support, scientists question whether the product contains vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, beta-carotene, alpha-lipoic acid, lycopene, coenzyme Q10, and selenium and to what strength these vitamins and minerals are per serving.

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