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Can aloe vera be used to treat sepsis? Darrell Miller 5/10/19
Parsley: An Impressive Herb With Health Benefits Darrell Miller 5/3/19
10 Benefits of Fennel and Fennel Seeds, Based on Science Darrell Miller 4/30/19
Parsley: An Spectacular Herb With Well being Advantages Darrell Miller 4/23/19
Caraway Uses – What To Do With Caraway Plants Darrell Miller 3/21/19
Eating more citrus fruits is an easy way to prevent dementia Darrell Miller 2/13/19
Use apple cider vinegar if you have eczema Darrell Miller 12/10/18
Cascara Sagrada for Constipation Relief & Other Uses (+ SideEffects) VitaNet, LLC Staff 9/2/18
Increasing Rates of Male Infertility + 5 Natural Remedies Darrell Miller 10/2/17
Healthy gut bacteria improve immunity Darrell Miller 7/7/17
The ABCs of CBD Darrell Miller 6/14/17
6 Benefits Of Taking A Shot Of Olive Oil In The Morning Darrell Miller 6/2/17
Immunity Bomb – Homemade Remedy For Viruses And Colds!! Darrell Miller 5/28/17
Compound in turmeric found to suppress viruses, including hepatitis, herpes, chikungunya, influenza-A, HIV and HPV Darrell Miller 5/17/17
Prostate inflammation (prostatitis): Causes, symptoms, and treatment Darrell Miller 5/3/17
Lehigh Valley at center of new research into industrial hemp Darrell Miller 3/23/17
Medical News Today: Inflammatory bowel disease: Causes, symptoms, and treatments Darrell Miller 3/20/17
How Gut Inflammation Drives the Evolution of Harmful Bacteria Darrell Miller 3/20/17
How being anti-social keeps you slim: Women are MOST likely to ditch their diets when dining out ... Darrell Miller 3/14/17
5 things you need to know about antimicrobial resistance Darrell Miller 3/1/17
AVOID THESE 10 FOODS TO AVOID WORSE JOINT PAIN!! Darrell Miller 2/14/17
Antioxidants- How To Fight With The Free Radicals Darrell Miller 1/4/17
Do You Know The Benefits Of Olive Leaf Extract? Darrell Miller 12/20/16
How to strengthen your bones Darrell Miller 12/10/16
Prevent chronic inflammation with a healthy diet Darrell Miller 11/17/16
Prevent chronic inflammation with a healthy diet Darrell Miller 11/6/16
Improve Your Immune System. Darrell Miller 11/3/16
Why hydrogen peroxide should be in every home Darrell Miller 11/3/16
It's True: Cinnamon Bark Can Help With Blood Sugar Darrell Miller 9/20/16
Health Benefits of Boneset Darrell Miller 9/8/16
Botanical benefits buchu leaves Darrell Miller 9/7/16
What is chitosan and how effective is it for weight loss? Darrell Miller 8/19/15
Can Peppermint Tea Sooth An Upset Stomach? Darrell Miller 8/3/15
Homeopathic Remedies Darrell Miller 6/30/14
Blueberry Have a lot of Healing Properties Darrell Miller 3/26/14
Health Benefits of Lemon oil. Darrell Miller 2/20/14
What Makes Beta Carotene The Safer Vitamin A. Darrell Miller 11/15/13
What Are The Health Benefits Of A Mushroom Formula? Darrell Miller 12/29/12
What Is Monolaurin And What Are Its Health Benefits? Darrell Miller 12/29/12
Health Benefits Of Chamomile Darrell Miller 12/3/12
Can Chaste Berry Help With PMS? Darrell Miller 8/18/12
Detox your Body with Aloe Vera Juice Darrell Miller 8/8/12
How DoesTurmeric Help Improve Your Health? Darrell Miller 3/22/12
What Is The Effect Antibiotics Have On Babies And How Does Acidophilus Help? Darrell Miller 10/11/11
Reduce Inflammation, Nasal Drip, And Respiratory Infection With Natural Andrographis Darrell Miller 8/11/11
Digestive Enzymes, Acid Reflux, Cholesterol, Heartburn, IBS, Diabetes, And Blood Pressure Darrell Miller 6/13/11
What is Red Marine Algae And What Are Its Health Benefits? Darrell Miller 6/1/11
What is the Transfer Factor in Colostrum? Darrell Miller 5/26/11
What Is Thyme and How Can It Help My Lungs? Darrell Miller 4/12/11
Can Astragalus Help Boost the Immune System? Darrell Miller 2/24/11




Can aloe vera be used to treat sepsis?
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Date: May 10, 2019 10:42 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can aloe vera be used to treat sepsis?





Aloe vera can be used for plenty of skin conditions, but new evidence suggests it could be used for blood infections, because of the metabolites in the plant. A Chinese and Japanese study looked at this using mice, and found that aloe metabolites suppressed inflammation, due to reduced nitric oxide level. This is important because sepsis harms the body's own tissues and organs, and can be fatal. Aloe also has other uses, such as skin care, warding off cancer, treating digestive issues, and lowering blood sugar levels.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sepsis though not too common should be seen as a serious condition because it can lead to death or organ failure if the condition is not immediately treated.
  • A team of researchers from China and Japan sought out natural treatment for this disease and found out that aloe vera plant metabolites could be helpful.
  • The trials were conducted in both the laboratory and in animals and the team sought to find out how aloe vera metabolites has anti-inflammatory effects against sepsis.

"After using various tests to determine inflammation, the Chinese and Japanese research team found that aloe metabolites suppressed the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs). Aloe metabolites also decreased the production of proinflammatory cytokines and nitric oxide."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-17-can-aloe-vera-be-used-to-treat-sepsis.html

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Parsley: An Impressive Herb With Health Benefits
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Date: May 03, 2019 04:24 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Parsley: An Impressive Herb With Health Benefits





Parsley isn't just an herb that can be used for garnish on you evening dinner plates. New research is emerging that shows just how many health benefits this thin, leafy herb actually has. Parsley is very rich in vitamins A, K, and C. This means that not only does it boost your immune system and protect you against foreign intruders, but it also helps your eye and bone health as well. Regular consumption of parsley can even reduce acne outbreaks.

Key Takeaways:

  • Data shows that a mere 2 tablespoons of parsley imparts more than 10% of a day's suggested allowance of vitamin A.
  • Singularly important as a clotting factor, vitamin K is so richly abundant in parsley that a few teaspoons covers more than the total amount needed in a day.
  • One study, using rodent subjects, showed that the study participants given parsley experienced superior pancreatic function.

"Aside from its many culinary uses, parsley is highly nutritious and has been shown to have many powerful health benefits (1, 2)."

Read more: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/parsley

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10 Benefits of Fennel and Fennel Seeds, Based on Science
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Date: April 30, 2019 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 Benefits of Fennel and Fennel Seeds, Based on Science





Culinarily, fennel is appreciated for its mild licorice flavor, but it should also be cherished for its many medicinal properties. Fresh fennel bulb and its seeds (both are edible) are low in calories and high in manganese. The bulbs are also a good source of Vitamin C, while the seeds have the ability to curb one's appetite, according to some research, and thus abet weight loss. Antioxidants have been shown to provide numerous health benefits, and fennel bulb and seeds are loaded with them. There are even studies suggesting (although not conclusively proving) that fennel can help fight cancer. Overall, fennel is as healthy as it is delicious.

Key Takeaways:

  • Besides possessing a pleasing and mild licorice-type flavor, crunchy fennel seeds are also packed with minerals and fiber.
  • Data suggests that a tea made with fennel seeds may have the ability to suppress appetite.
  • Nutrients found in fennel include msgnesium, potasspot, iron, calcium, manganese and vitamin C.

"Aside from its many culinary uses, fennel and its seeds offer a wide array of health benefits and may provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects."

Read more: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/fennel-and-fennel-seed-benefits

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Parsley: An Spectacular Herb With Well being Advantages
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Date: April 23, 2019 01:58 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Parsley: An Spectacular Herb With Well being Advantages





While most of us know parsley is a popular herb used in many American and European dishes, it also has many impressive health benefits. Parsley is quite low in calories, however, it's rich in critical nutrients, such as vitamins C, A, and K. Parsley is an immune-boosting herb that plays an important role in bone density, heart health, and blood clotting. The vitamin C in parsley acts as a strong antioxidant that protects cells from free radical damage. Some animal studies have shown that parsley can help to normalize high blood sugar, making it a great food for diabetics. Moreover, parsley contains carotenoids, which can reduce the risks of heart disease.

Key Takeaways:

  • Two tablespoons of the herb proffers the eater a piffling two calories and more than 100% of the needed daily allotment of vitamin K.
  • Vitamin A, of which an abundance can be found in parsley, is essential for eye and skin health.
  • Data suggests that components in parsley may aid in lowering blood sugar and improving cardiovascular health.

"Aside from its many culinary uses, parsley is highly nutritious and has been shown to have many powerful health benefits (1, 2)."

Read more: https://infosurhoy.com/cocoon/saii/xhtml/en_GB/health/parsley-an-spectacular-herb-with-well-being-advantages/

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Caraway Uses – What To Do With Caraway Plants
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Date: March 21, 2019 01:25 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Caraway Uses – What To Do With Caraway Plants





Caraway — a relative of such culinary staples as cumin, fennel and dill — has a number of different applications in the kitchen and beyond. Caraway typically grows from Europe to parts of Western Asia, and is a biennial herb with a natural sweetness to it. Widely associated with rye bread, caraway seeds can be used to flavor a variety of pork, fish and vegetable dishes, including sauerkraut. The leaves and roots can be eaten as well, and the essential oil can be added to cosmetics.

Key Takeaways:

  • This biennial herb is a plant that originated from Europe as well as Western Asia.
  • The leaves of the caraway are eight inches in length, and they somewhat resemble carrots.
  • The flavor of the caraway plant is regarded as sweet and almost like tasting licorice.

"There are a plethora of caraway uses, primarily for use in cooking but also to cure medical woes."

Read more: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/caraway/what-to-do-with-caraway-plants.htm

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Eating more citrus fruits is an easy way to prevent dementia
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Date: February 13, 2019 08:00 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eating more citrus fruits is an easy way to prevent dementia





A documented study has shown that citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges may have the ability to prevent dementia. The Japanese study says that eating these fruits was directly linked to improved brain health and memory formation. In fact, the subjects who ate citrus fruits daily were 23% less likely to develop dementia. This is likely due to the nobiletin content in citruses, which also helps to reduce cholesterol levels. There are no studies yet as to how the consumption of citrus fruits affects those who already have dementia, however.

Key Takeaways:

  • In a recent study conducted in Japan it was discovered that people who take citrus fruits like orange, lemons, and grapefruits, can reduce their risk of having dementia.
  • The researchers in the study found a direct link between taking citrus fruits and decreased chances of having dementia which reduced by about 23 percent.
  • Citrus fruits have a neuroprotective effect on those taking it which can be linked to a compound, nobiletin, a flavonoid found in the peel that boosts the brain.

"The study, which spanned for up to seven years, looked at data from over 13,000 older adults in Japan, which included their diet and brain health."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-06-eat-more-citrus-fruits-to-prevent-dementia.html

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Use apple cider vinegar if you have eczema
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Date: December 10, 2018 09:13 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Use apple cider vinegar if you have eczema





For people who have eczema, they know that it can be a big nuisance to deal with it. Eczema really affects the skin and it is very common to see the skin get worse when someone is diagnosed with this disease. This is where apple cider vinegar can come in and play a really big role. It is something that can help restore the skin's acidity level and allow for the skin to look more and more healthy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many people are reporting that apple cider vinegar is helpful for issues related to eczema.
  • Some individuals are big believers in using home remedies to combating certain issues they have.
  • The best thing that someone can do for themselves is find a remedy that works for them regardless of what they are told.

"Also called dermatitis, eczema is rooted in a number of causes, such as inflammation. However, the results are fairly similar."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-04-use-apple-cider-vinegar-if-you-have-eczema.html

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Cascara Sagrada for Constipation Relief & Other Uses (+ SideEffects)
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Date: September 02, 2018 09:53 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cascara Sagrada for Constipation Relief & Other Uses (+ SideEffects)





Cascara Sagrada for Constipation Relief & Other Uses (+ Side Effects)

For those people who are trying to find relief for constipation and things of that nature, there are many different options. Now, prune juice and the good old "push it out" have been working well for a really long period of time. However, as we all know, things have changed and not everyone is as tough as people were in the past. Therefore, there have been measures taken to see if this process can be more comfortable for people.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although used as an herbal laxative, it is not recommended for users to continue with Cascara Sagrada for more than a week.
  • The Cascara tree grows to around 32 feet and is at this time considered an endangered species.
  • Other than its strictly medicinal uses, Cascara is used in the processing of sunscreens and as a flavoring agent.

"So what does cascara do? Other than it’s long history of use as a laxative for constipation, some people believe it can be used as a treatment for liver problems, gallstones, and cancer — but the evidence to date for these uses is lacking."

Read more: https://draxe.com/cascara-sagrada/

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Increasing Rates of Male Infertility + 5 Natural Remedies
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Date: October 02, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Increasing Rates of Male Infertility + 5 Natural Remedies





In the last 40 years sperm counts have dropped by 50 percent among men in North America, Australia, Europe and New Zealand. In North America male infertility is currently 4 to 6 percent, accounting for about one third of cases of couples failing to conceive. Successful treatment of male infertility depends on the root cause. However, there are certain lifestyle changes that can positively affect fertility. These include not smoking, reducing stress, and improving diet by avoiding such things as high-fat processed meats, refined sugars and grains, and caffeine and alcohol.

Key Takeaways:

  • The percentage of male infertility in North America is around 4-6%.
  • Smoking is a key contributor to lower sperm count which and can cause infertility.
  • Stress and obesity can also be contributors and lead to infertility.

"While there are a number of male infertility causes, ranging from hormone imbalances and certain medications to infections and chromosome defects, we’re going to focus on environmental and lifestyle factors today."

Read more: https://draxe.com/male-infertility/

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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The ABCs of CBD
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Date: June 14, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The ABCs of CBD





There is a lot of fear and doubt concerning medical marijuana. A lot of people think it is just bad and that is it. Many of them do not stop to consider the myriad of benefits it can provide to people. It is actually a very useful tool that nature has given to us. One of the benefits is that it can prevent you from taking opioids, which are addictive. There are many different useful compounds found in cannabis.

Key Takeaways:

  • Medical marijuana may seem like a misnomer to some, but to those with ailments that lend themselves to its uses, it’s perfectly named
  • Cannabinoid compounds may be the key that fits the lock in a myriad of diseases, including muscular dystrophy, diabetes, cancer and schizophrenia
  • Right now, most of these products are only available to people with an MMJ card but, once the public is allowed to visit dispensaries, more will discover how useful they can be.

"CBD has been found to be helpful in treating autism, anxiety, depression, psychosis, insomnia, inflammation, pain and cancer, just to name a few."

Read more: http://vegasseven.com/2017/06/06/the-abcs-of-cbd/

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6 Benefits Of Taking A Shot Of Olive Oil In The Morning
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Date: June 02, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 6 Benefits Of Taking A Shot Of Olive Oil In The Morning





Olive Oil has a myriad of different uses, around the house and all over. But specifically, it does wonders for the body. In all areas of general health, olive oil can be used to decrease blood pressure, which is helpful for the older generations, it's compounds are also great for healthy skin and fighting inflammation, a known cause of cancer. Olive oil also keeps the gallbladder healthy, as well as keeping you feeling full, beating down hunger pangs.

Key Takeaways:

  • Benefits include inflammation reduction, skin health, gallbladder health, weight loss, colon health and blood sugar levels
  • A lot of Europeans start their day with 1/4 of high grade extra virgin olive oil. To make it more palatable, blend with water and lemon juice.
  • Fat not only helps food taste better but aids in digestion of other nutrients, provides important macronutrients and Vitamins A, D, E and K.

"The high-grade extra virgin olive oil contains around 30 polyphenols that act as antioxidants and reduce inflammation in the body."

Read more: http://www.thealternativedaily.com/benefits-of-olive-oil-shot-in-the-morning/

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Immunity Bomb – Homemade Remedy For Viruses And Colds!!
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Date: May 28, 2017 05:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Immunity Bomb – Homemade Remedy For VirUses And Colds!!





Immunity Bomb is a drink to help get you through that time of year when colds and other virUses run rampant through our immune systems. A simple concoction you can make at home, Immunity Bomb contains ingredients such as lemon, honey, ginger, and chili powder among others, giving it a powerful kick that will kick that cold right out of you. Immunity Bomb is just what you need to keep your body feeling good and going strong all year round.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPJ5uV4g6BQ&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • The environment that we are in can cause virUses in our bodies.
  • Lemons are a key component of this recipe which means that they are good for immunity.
  • YouTube allows viewers to subscribe to channels so they can see all the videos posted by someone.

"If you want to strengthen your body in a natural and healthy way and cure colds and virUses, prepare this simple and delicious drink!"

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Compound in turmeric found to suppress viruses, including hepatitis, herpes, chikungunya, influenza-A, HIV and HPV
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Date: May 17, 2017 03:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Compound in turmeric found to suppress virUses, including hepatitis, herpes, chikungunya, influenza-A, HIV and HPV





Recent studies on curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, in addition to treating cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's can also be effective against several concerning viruses. Cur cumin affects the ability of many viruses to infect healthy cells in the body, causing damage. Positive results have come from several viral studies including hepatitis, HPV, Zika , and even HIV among other viruses. Further research is necessary but turmeric has so far shown that it useful and should be taken medicinally.

Key Takeaways:

  • Curcumin, a substance found in turmeric, has recently been shown to decrease the ability of Hepatitis C to infect cells.
  • A turmeric-derived compound called curcumin may be a potent tool in the fight against Zika.
  • Curcumin may help combat sexually transmitted diseases such as HPV and herpes, because it impairs the ability of the viruses to spread to new cells.

"According to a team of researchers from the Pasteur Institute in France, the turmeric compound not only inhibited the growth of zika and chikungunya viruses, but also halted the ability of these harmful viruses to infect otherwise healthy cells."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-05-11-compound-in-turmeric-found-to-suppress-a-number-of-significant-viruses-including-hepatitis-herpes-chikungunya-virus-influenza-a-hiv-and-hpv.html

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Prostate inflammation (prostatitis): Causes, symptoms, and treatment
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Date: May 03, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Prostate inflammation (prostatitis): CaUses, symptoms, and treatment





Prostatitis, also know as prostate inflammation is a prostate condition in men brought on by an infection . The infection can be caused by a number of things, including: sex with someone with an STD, anal sex and from use of a catheter. There are three types of infections: acute, bacterial and non-bacterial. Symptoms generally involve pain in scrotal region and can be diagnosed through blood tests and the like. There are a number of homeopathic options to treating prostatitis. The general course is to stay well hydrated and ingest plenty of fiber.

Read more: Prostate inflammation (prostatitis): Causes, symptoms, and treatment

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Lehigh Valley at center of new research into industrial hemp
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Date: March 23, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Lehigh Valley at center of new research into industrial hemp





The hemp industry may be coming to Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Ironically, Pennsylvania was a hub of hemp cultivation until it became illegal in the 1950s. Now hemp is returning with about half of 16 upcoming research projects exploring industrial hemp slated to take place in this region. These research projects include using hemp in bio-manufacturing, erosion control, and using hemp to absorb toxins in soil. With all this new interest in hemp cultivation, it has the potential to become a big industry in Pennsylvania.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hemp, considered a super crop and food product, had many historical uses, including its use for paper, before it was banned in the fifties and sixties.
  • Today, multiple research projects in the Lehigh Valley are looking into new uses for the plant and food source.
  • Hemp is being considered for its ability to draw toxins away from contaminated soil and possibly as a key ingredient in the creation of nano sheets for matrix dots.

"Lehigh will evaluate the use of hemp for erosion control and phytoremediation."

Read more: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/03/lehigh_valley_at_center_of_new.html

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Medical News Today: Inflammatory bowel disease: Causes, symptoms, and treatments
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Date: March 20, 2017 06:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Medical News Today: Inflammatory bowel disease: CaUses, symptoms, and treatments





Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a blanket term for a number of diseases including Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis. Symptoms of IBD vary, but may include diarrhea, fever, fatigue and stools containing blood, pus or mucus. Diagnosis of IBD is usually made before the age of 30, with those of Caucasian or Ashkenazi Jewish heritage most commonly afflicted. Tests to confirm an IBD diagnosis may include stool sample analysis, blood tests and endoscopic procedures. While it cannot be cured, IBD treatment focuses on symptoms and reduction of disease flare-ups. Such treatment can include medication, dietary changes, increasing intake of water and stress management. In rare instances, surgery may be needed.

Read more: Medical News Today: Inflammatory bowel disease: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

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How Gut Inflammation Drives the Evolution of Harmful Bacteria
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Date: March 20, 2017 10:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Gut Inflammation Drives the Evolution of Harmful Bacteria





A study in mice has found that gut inflammation increases the success of bacterial viruses, which causes them to evolve more quickly. In the study, mice were infected with a strain of salmonella that had been infected with a bacteriophage. Gut inflammation in the mice causes the salmonella bacteria to be stressed, which allowed the bacteriophages to proliferate and resultantly spread even faster to other salmonella cells, potentially taking with them genes that benefit the bacteria. The scientists behind the study think that inflammation reduction may have promise as a treatment for infections, because it does not promote pathogens' increasing virulence and resistance.

Read more: How Gut Inflammation Drives the Evolution of Harmful Bacteria

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How being anti-social keeps you slim: Women are MOST likely to ditch their diets when dining out ...
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Date: March 14, 2017 04:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How being anti-social keeps you slim: Women are MOST likely to ditch their diets when dining out ...





I learned that eating out or around groups of people make it very hard to lose weight. This information presented was accurate to what I have experienced, and other friends of mine have. Social situations like eating out and at friends houses, bring the greatest risk of not sticking to your diet. According to the data collected from University of Philadelphia and my experience eating at home usually has the best chance at being successful. However, long turn maintenance is usually the hardest part.

Key Takeaways:

  • Women mostly make mistakes with their diet when they are out.
  • If people are conscious of the fact from take away one, it can make losing weight easier.
  • Intervening with diet and making the necessary changes can change people's lives for the better.

"Women on a diet face the greatest temptation to ditch healthy eating when dining with friends, experts have found."

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4293240/Women-likely-ditch-diets-dining-out.html

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5 things you need to know about antimicrobial resistance
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Date: March 01, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 things you need to know about antimicrobial resistance





Antimicrobial resistance is becoming more prevalent and is very dangerous as bacterias that once could be treated by antibiotics are becoming resistant, hence the term Superbug. These superbugs cause thousands of deaths a year. There are some things you can do to prevent this starting with washing your hands. Read the article and find out more!

Key Takeaways:

  • Global leaders met at the United Nationals General Assembly to address what experts are calling the biggest threats to global health, antimicrobial resistance.
  • It is only the fourth time in UN history that a health issue has been discussed at the assembly
  • Antimicrobial resistance is when bacteria, virUses, fungi and parasites become resistant to the drugs typically used to treat people infected by them.

"Antimicrobial resistance, commonly called AMR, is when bacteria, virUses, fungi and parasites become resistant to the drugs typically used to treat people infected by them."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/09/21/health/what-is-antimicrobial-resistance-amr/index.html

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AVOID THESE 10 FOODS TO AVOID WORSE JOINT PAIN!!
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Date: February 14, 2017 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: AVOID THESE 10 FOODS TO AVOID WORSE JOINT PAIN!!





When you have arthritis, your body is in an inflammatory state. What you eat may not only increase inflammation, it can also set you up for other chronic conditions such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. There are 8 food ingredients that may trigger more inflammation in your body, and most come from high fat and sugar content.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9WeGDeS6kY

Key Takeaways:

  • joint pain is a wide-spread complaint, encompassing all ages and genders, and has many caUses, including arthritis, gout, fibromyalgia, wounds and more
  • Some foods that can aggravate joint pain are dairy foods, alcoholic beverages, red meat, sugar and sweeteners, MSG, refined flour, grains and more.
  • The above foods and others aggravate joint pain by creating, or aggravating, inflammation, disrupting fluid levels in the body, interfering with the absorption of nutrients and promoting excess weight.

"Fat can make the pain of arthritis much worse."

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Antioxidants- How To Fight With The Free Radicals
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Date: January 04, 2017 10:37 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Antioxidants- How To Fight With The Free Radicals

Free radicals are of good concern to any individual who wants to stay healthy. You have possibly heard of how hazardous these substances are and how essential are antioxidants that battle them. Understanding free radicals involves mastering just a little bit about their chemical background. Your body is made up of numerous connected parts. The organs and tissues that form these parts are all made from cells. In original terms, each cell is an independent unit that processes its waste and ingests nutrients, additionally to performing several other functions.


The Chemistry That Drives Our Cells

How do cells perform? The answer varies depending on the distinct cell. Some produce the power utilized to move muscles, and others transport nervous impulses, but all are powered by chemical reactions. These reactions, or interactions among the electrons that surround every atom in the universe, also happen inside our bodies. Without the several various molecules or groups of atoms, that chemical reactions produce, we couldn't survive.

Chemical Reactions: All About Charge

Chemical reactions typically result in bonds between specific molecules, developing compounds like vitamins, minerals along with other substances utilized to construct cells. Reactions take place due to the fact some molecules have positive and negative electrical charges because of the way their electrons are arranged. In most situations, chemical reactions keep occurring until these charges have already been balanced or canceled out completely.


Free Radicals: Unbalanced Products

Occasionally, nonetheless, reactions produce free radicals. In chemical terms, radicals are unbalanced factors. These molecules retain charges for any number of caUses, according to the reactions that formed them.

For a reason that charges are what attract atoms to each other, free radicals which have unbalanced charges are reactive. Free radicals are far more likely to bring about chemical changes than other balanced molecules, and these adjustments may be harmful or useful.

Even though some free radicals are necessary for biological functions or take place as intermediate stages of more complex reactions, others sit around with no use, waiting until they make contact with anything they can react with. As your body is a whole mass of atoms and chemical compounds, no cost radicals typically don't have to travel that far to locate something they can mess up.


Free Radicals All Around

An extremely common radical reaction You're possibly familiar with is rusting. Rust is built up as a result of charged oxygen atoms from water reacting with metals, generating corrosive byproducts which are often brown. Although these reactions are fairly a common occurrence in metal in vehicles or appliances, they may also be responsible for the browning you see in sliced apples left exposed to the air.

Rust reactions occur since the oxygen in moisture has a charge. Though water is a complete molecule, its unbalanced, or polarized, form means that it tends to react, coming apart easily to leave charged oxygen behind. This oxygen joins with the metal molecules inside your body just as simply as it does those in a piece of iron. When your body could not become a rusted hulk of an old ship, it undergoes internal alterations.


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Do You Know The Benefits Of Olive Leaf Extract?
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Date: December 20, 2016 06:08 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Do You Know The Benefits Of Olive Leaf Extract?

Olive leaf extract offers several health benefits that you cannot get from other types of extracts. It has a wide range of unique health properties that work against symptoms and diseases. Here are some of the major benefits.

Prevention and inhibition of cancer

One of the major benefits of olive leaf extract is that it has the ability to offer protection against breast cancer. The good thing is that it helps prevention of the escalation of the problem at an early stage in its growth cycle.

Boost development of bones

Olive oil extract helps in stimulation of the production of bone building cells also referred as osteoblasts. This helps in prevention of the loss of bone density and helps in fighting osteoporosis.

Antibacterial and antiviral properties

The compounds found in olive leaf extract contain a unique feature that makes it have the ability to fight against different microorganisms such as virUses and bacteria. The compounds impair virUses, thus making them lack the ability to develop amino acids. This makes it impossible for them to reproduce and multiply. These compounds act against microorganisms in a way that antibiotics cannot.

Antioxidant effect

Olive leaf extract has several phenols, which are antioxidants that help in neutralizing the action of free radicals. Free radicals refer to active substances that destroy the process of DNA creation.

Anti inflammatory properties

Another common use of the olive oil extract is that it helps in treatment of various infections in the body. Oleuropein which is one of its major compound has anti microbial activity that helps reduce and boost inflammation. This means that it helps in reducing inflammation in the body.

Lower blood pressure

Studies have showed that oleuropein has the ability to relax your blood vessels, reduce blood pressure and helps in prevention of blood clot formation. It also helps stop irregular heartbeat, balance blood sugar levels and improve flow of blood in the coronary arteries.


References

https://draxe.com/olive-leaf-benefits/

www.about-olive-leaf-extract.com/benefits-of-olive-leaf-extract.html

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How to strengthen your bones
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Date: December 10, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to strengthen your bones





The vast majority of those affected are over 50, and mostly women - one in two women, and one in five men over the age of 50 will break a bone as a result of osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Society, with the wrists, hips, and spine most commonly affected. Stress exerts its adverse effects on bone density, mainly via the action of cortisol, one of the major stress hormones, says Max Tuck, author of Love Your Bones: The Essential Guide To Ending Osteoporosis And Building A Healthy Skeleton.

Key Takeaways:

  • It's easy to dismiss osteoporosis as an inevitable part of growing old - but understanding the caUses, and how to manage the condition, can make a big difference.
  • Severe osteoporosis can be very problematic due to the increased risk of fractures - which can have a knock-on effect, including pain and mobility difficulties.
  • The key reason for this is menopause, when a woman's ovaries stop producing eggs, and eventually periods stop.

"It's believed that more than three million people in the UK are currently living with osteoporosis, associated with weakened, fragile bones."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.heraldscotland.com/life_style/14927262.How_to_strengthen_your_bones/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNG3NBdkUanmESxcSVU75-3EfLEHXQ

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Prevent chronic inflammation with a healthy diet
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Date: November 17, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Prevent chronic inflammation with a healthy diet





It has come to light in the past 20 years that fat cells are little factories that pump out hormones and immune system chemicals that can increase inflammation throughout the body. This is quite different from the energy storehoUses we thought they were. In order to reduce inflammation, and the risk of certain diseases, the best thing we can do it eat foods that decrease the amount of fat stores. This means avoiding fried and sugary foods and instead opting for fresh fruits and vegetables that help fight inflammation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Inflammation in the body is a double-edged sword
  • Short-lived inflammation, directed by your immune system at invaders like bacteria or virUses, protects your health
  • By choosing the right foods, you may be able to reduce your risk of illness

"Inflammation in the body is a double-edged sword. Short-lived inflammation, directed by your immune system at invaders like bacteria or virUses, protects your health."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//goldenisles.news/opinion/advice_columns/prevent-chronic-inflammation-with-a-healthy-diet/article_bb7cf8ab-62a3-5920-8ff0-4bb75a5b7cad.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGzh3dzahm9rhw4AFuokqZfVR8QXQ

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Prevent chronic inflammation with a healthy diet
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Date: November 06, 2016 03:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Prevent chronic inflammation with a healthy diet



Chronic inflammation affects thousands of men and women, disrupting their life and making pain a normal way of doing things. Perhaps it is time to look at your diet if you want to prevent the condition. According to this information, a healthy diet may be key in the elimination and prevention of chronic inflammation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Inflammation in the body is a double-edged sword. Short-lived inflammation, directed by your immune system at invaders like bacteria or virUses, protects your health.
  • By choosing the right foods, you may be able to reduce your risk of illness. Consistently pick the wrong foods, however, and you might speed up the inflammatory disease process.
  • The same foods that contribute to inflammation are already generally considered bad for our health, so it's easier to remember them.

"Inflammation in the body is a double-edged sword. Short-lived inflammation, directed by your immune system at invaders like bacteria or virUses, protects your health."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//auburnpub.com/onlyinprint/dr-k/prevent-chronic-inflammation-with-a-healthy-diet/article_d939b059-ddec-5bac-a964-b296de9ff7b9.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNH6PfCLlApyvCRwou2B9F5jk-iH1w


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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



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

Key Takeaways:

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

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



Reference:

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


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It's True: Cinnamon Bark Can Help With Blood Sugar
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Date: September 20, 2016 10:03 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: It's True: Cinnamon Bark Can Help With Blood Sugar

Cinnamon and blood sugar


Obtained from the cinnmon tree, cinnamon bark has been put into a broad variety of Uses, most commonly as the spice with a powerful aroma and flavoring added foods across numerous cultures in the world. Tucked beneath its appeal as a food flavoring, however, is an important health benefit: it has been shown to reduce blood sugar in the human body, making it an invaluable tool for regulating sugar levels among type II diabetes patients.

Cinnamon also contains magnesium

A strong connection exists between the magnesium contained in cinnamon and reduced blood sugar levels among diabetes patients. Magnesium is an essential element that is needed for over 300 different enzyme processes in the body.  Enzymes are involved in the processing of sugar in the human bloodstream. Increasing the availability of this mineral in the bloodstream, therefore, results in reduced blood sugar levels. Should you choose to try this natural remedy, the best variety according to researchers is Ceylon cinnamon, which despite its higher cost has been shown to be more effective in human body, therefore offering the best alternative to those looking for remedies with no side effects unlike medications your doctor might prescribe. 

If you want to take control of your blood sugar,  give cinnamon bark powder, capsules, and tablets a try!




REFERENCES

  1. //www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/12/30/255778250/cinnamon-can-help-lower-blood-sugar-but-one-variety-may-be-best
  2. //www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-330-cinnamon%20bark.aspx?activeingredientid=330&activeingredientname=cinnamon%20bark
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamon
  4. < li="" <="" more-evidence-cinnamon-helps-control-blood-sugar.aspx="" 12="" 10="" 2010="" archive="" articles="" sites="" articles.mercola.com="">

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Health Benefits of Boneset
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Date: September 08, 2016 09:30 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Health Benefits of Boneset

Introduction

Eupatorium perfoliatum a scientific name for Boneset is a North American plant that belongs to the sunflower plant. This native perennial plant was used to treat influenza(flu) in the past. During that time, influenza was known as "breakbone fever"and because of the debilitating effects of the plant in the treatment, the plant came to be known as Boneset. This article will talk about the health benefits of this plant that grows one to five feet tall.

Health benefits of Boneset

We are going to categorize the health benefits of boneset into two:

1. Traditional Uses

The Indians have had numerous Uses for this plant in the past. Each part of the plant had its use. The leaves and blossoms were used as emetics and in parasite expulsion such as tapeworms. They used the entire plant as a tonic and stimulant. Boneset tea was also used to cure snake bites. Other Uses of the plant during that time were to treat cold, flu, fever, rheumatism, and arthritis problems.

2. Modern Uses

Advancement in technology has further added to the health benefits associated with this plant. In addition to the traditional Uses, its antibiotic properties have proven useful in treating problems related to the bowels, liver, stomach and the uterus. The plant is also used to treat certain skin conditions, which we wont list here today.



References

  • //www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/b/bonese65.html

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

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

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

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

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


References:

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

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What is chitosan and how effective is it for weight loss?
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Date: August 19, 2015 06:26 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: What is chitosan and how effective is it for weight loss?

Chitosan is a compound extracted from the hard shells of shrimps and other crustaceans.  While it has many Uses, it also claims that it aids in the elimination of excess fat in our bodies which makes it a perfect candidate for inclusion in any weight loss program.  It can be ingested in the form of capsules, powder and pills.


How does it work?

Chitosan works by preventing the absorption and storage of fat before it is metabolized in the stomach.  Basically, it is a fiber that absorbs fats when they enter the body.  Therefore, the fat is broken down and does not get absorbed into the blood stream.  Instead, fat and chitosan go through your small intestine or the ileum where they bind with bile acids. They then form an insoluble gel that passes through the large intestine and is excreted out of your body. This means that instead of the fat being absorbed into the blood stream, it is excreted out of the body and no fat absorption means no weight gain.

There is still another way that chitosan helps in weight loss. Since chitosan is a fiber, it promotes cleansing which is important in the process of losing weight.

Another reason this compound seems to work for weight loss is that it makes the body not to crave for fattening foods.  It neither starves nor does it make you feel hungry; this is simply because you continue eating fat, the only thing is that the fat does not get absorbed into your blood stream.

Now, since less amounts of fat are entering the blood stream, the body is able to burn the existing fat present in your body. Therefore, your body burns the fat in the body and you constantly lose weight.


Weight Loss

Chitosan products contain vitamin C which makes it swell up. This promotes appetite suppression which is very important for weight loss.


References

//www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-625-chitosan.aspx?activeingredientid=625&activeingredientname=chitosan

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

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


Food and Drink

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

Lifestyle

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

Medical Reasons

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


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


Peppermint Tea

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

Peppermint Tea

Indigestion

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

Bloating

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

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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


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


References

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

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

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Homeopathic Remedies
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Date: June 30, 2014 09:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies

The utilization of homeopathic remedies is an option to tried and true therapeutic medicine. A moderately new limb of solution, it utilizes a comprehensive methodology for treating side effects of a condition. Homeopathic remedies are developing in prominence, generally on the grounds that tried and true therapeutic medicine has been frequently unsuccessful the root issue of a condition, not simply side effects.

Homeopathy- -the act of homeopathic drug -was initially utilized by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in Germany in the eighteenth century. It utilizes the antiquated idea of "like cures like," an idea that is much the same as that of inoculation. Its reason is that if a substantial amount of a substance caUses, manifestations in a sound individual, then a little measure of that same substance will cure an individual experiencing those indications.

Speculations

The speculations about exactly how homeopathic remedies function are backed by real clinical trials and in practice. Professionals who use homeopathic remedies accept that that the human body is always striving to achieve a state of regularity. It responds to transform it deciphers as "fixable." Homeopathic remedies work by utilizing a little weakened measure of a substance to fortify the body's recuperating systems. The conviction is that this will trigger the invulnerable framework to assault the illness and the body will come back to an ordinary, sound condition.

Methodology

Homeopathic meds are accessible over the counter, however an assessment by a confirmed homeopathy specialist is prescribed before curing toward oneself. Throughout a homeopathic assessment, side effects of an infection are deliberately watched and reported, alongside insights about the general conduct of the patient. Insights about the persistent's preferences and aversions, general demeanor and identity characteristics are contemplated. A homeopath utilizes these perceptions to guide the patient in picking the best cure and dose for his specific condition.

Contemplations

There is no genuine experimental confirmation that medication with homeopathic remedies is powerful. On the other hand, the therapeutic group recognizes that it is conceivable that some of these remedies may be useful and it is for the most part concurred that they are totally protected. Homeopathy is still an extremely youthful extension of the drug. Extra experimental study is required to keep in mind the end goal to accommodate clashing convictions concerning its adequacy.

Why use Homeopathics?

Homeopathy is the second most broadly utilized arrangement of pharmaceutical as a part of the world. Its development in ubiquity in the United States has been around 25 to 50 percent a year all through the most recent decade.

This achievement is powered by a few elements:

• Homeopathy is greatly powerful. At the point when the right cure is taken, results might be fast, finish and lasting.

• Homeopathy is totally protected. Indeed infants and pregnant ladies can utilize Homeopathy without the risk of symptoms. Homeopathic remedies can likewise be taken nearby other pharmaceutical without delivering unwanted reactions.

• Homeopathy is common. Homeopathic remedies are ordinarily focused around characteristic fixings.

• Homeopathy works in concordance with your insusceptible framework, dissimilar to some customary meds which stifle the invulnerable framework.

• Homeopathic remedies are not addictive - once alleviation is felt, you ought to quit taking them. On the off chance that no alleviation is felt, you are likely taking the wrong homeopathic cure.

• Homeopathy is comprehensive. It treats all the side effects as one, which in reasonable terms implies that it addresses the reason, not the indications. This frequently implies that side effects handled with Homeopathy don't repeat.

• Homeopathic remedies are sheltered items that create no reactions. The doses are so little and weakened that they are totally safe. Additionally, some feel that the significant serenity connected with utilizing regular substances helps a general feeling of prosperity that helps help the resistant framework and empowers the body to heal itself.

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Blueberry Have a lot of Healing Properties
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Date: March 26, 2014 11:22 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Blueberry Have a lot of Healing Properties

blueberry fruitsWhat is a blueberry?

Most of us eat blueberry because it tastes great. However, very few of us know that this one of the best and the healthiest fruit that nature gave us and it has so many healing properties that makes it even greater. This small fruit contains high amounts of antioxidants that enhance several of your body function and give you a good health along with better healing.

Benefits of blueberry

If we talk about the properties of blueberries that makes it a great fruit for healing, it contains more than 16 different types of antioxidants and together these antioxidants can give great positive effect on your body. It can reduce the inflammation in every possible manner, it can shield your nerves from any kind of neural inflammation, and it can limit the CNS damage in case of stroke. Other than this it also improve the memory and for Alzheimer’s patients it can heal the problems as well.

Blueberry can relax the arteries and it can stimulate the better flow of blood. Due to this healing property of this fruit, it can help those people that has blood pressure problem or other heart diseases. In addition to blood pressure management it can manage the blood sugar level  and if you consume it on a regular basis, then it is possible that you might not need to use any medicine for blood sugar.

Other than this, blueberry can block a lot of virUses, including hepatitis C and it can heal the urinary tract infection. So, if we say that this small fruit has great healing property in it, then there is nothing wrong in it and you can use it for any kind of healing or just for better health.

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Health Benefits of Lemon oil.
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Date: February 20, 2014 04:58 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health Benefits of Lemon oil.

Health Benefits of lemon oil

lemon fruitLemon oil has many health benefits. A part from combating weight which is the popular use, it has variety of benefits, some of it benefits includes.

1. Treatment of stomach ailments. It is very effective in treatment of various stomach problems such as constipation, acidity, indigestion and stomach upsets among other ailments.

2. Soothing effects. It is very effective in treating insomnia. It enhances good and comfortable sleep.

3. Refreshing effects. Lemon oil has a calm effect and it is a remedy to mental fatigue, dizziness, nervous tension and anxiety.

4. It creates a positive mindset and eradicates negative emotions.  Use of lemon oil increases alertness and concentration and is recommended for students and workers to enhance their performance.

5. Boosts immune system. It is rich in vitamins that boost immune system. User are very resistant to common ailments. It stimulates synthesis of white blood cells which guards body against diseases. It also improves blood circulation.

6. Weight loss. Lemon oil is popularly used for weight loss, it suppresses appetite and thus users will lose weight in a very healthy manner.

7. Hair care. Lemon oil is very effective in eliminating dandruffs, strengthen hair follicles and also ensures even distribution of hair. In addition, it use make hair to be strong, healthy and shiny.

8. Skin care. For those with skin acnes, this is the best product to use. Lemon oil is very effective in rejuvenating skin and makes users appear young. It is effective in pimples treatments and other skin disorders.

9. Asthma treatment. Lemon oil is a natural way to treat asthma, by inhaling it aroma, it clears air passages and sinUses, thus it clear air passage.

10. Antiseptic properties. It is used to hasten wound healing.

11. It is also used to ease pain especially by people with toothache. When massaged on the gums, it can stop gum bleeding and bad breath.

Source

  1.  //www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-lemon.html.

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What Makes Beta Carotene The Safer Vitamin A.
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Date: November 15, 2013 11:24 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Makes Beta Carotene The Safer Vitamin A.

What is the Main Source of Beta Carotene

carrotsVitamins are essential ingredients for a healthy living. A good example of a very essential vitamin is Vitamin A, which consists of a group of fat-soluble retinoids, including retinol, retinal, retinyl esters [1-3] and retinoic acid. The main sources of vitamin A, retinoids, that comes from animal products and Beta carotene, which comes from plants are essential for not only treating deficiency syndromes but also boosting the immune system.

What are the Importance of Vitamin A

The most important type of vitamin A, is in no doubt beta carotene, a type of carotenoid. The main source of beta carotene is carrots. Carotenoids act as anti-oxidants and anti-inflamatory nutrients. Beta carotene is considered a safe vitamin A source because its sources are vegetables, for instance carrots, meaning that it is low in fat content.

1. Most animal products are rich in cholesterol. Once inside your body, cholesterol molecules bind together forming plaques which then attach themselves on the walls of blood vessels. This restricts the flow of blood resulting to high blood pressure. Plant products, unlike animal products, have less cholesterol and, vitamin A (such as beta carotene), keeps the cholesterol molecules in your body from binding together. It also prevents it from attaching itself on the walls of the arteries.

2. It facilitates normal growth of healthy cells and cell division. A normal replication of DNA requires presence of vitamin A. This vitamin, therefore, inhibits multiplication of cancerous cells and slows tumor growth down. Abnormal cell devision, as found in cancer victims, is a sign that there is deficiency of vitamin A.

3. Studies show that levels of vitamin A are very low for people suffering from viral diseases. When these people receive additional levels os the vitamin, they are said to recover faster since the defences are now restored. This shows that vitamin A is very important in causing retreats of virUses for instance those that cause measles, respiratory virUses, and even HIV.

4. Stroke victims, on the other hand, are encouraged to take vegetables and fruits (they are very good sources of beta carotene). The reason for this is because vitamin A in stroke patients helps reduce chances of the victim suffering from disabilities or in some extreme cases, death.

4. Apart from being very helpful in improving eyesight in dim light, beta carotene helps relieve the dry-eye disorder. When the lubrications of the eyes reduces, mainly due to reduction in tear production, the eyes can be very uncomfortable. Vitamin A eyedrops improve the cell fuctions in your eyes and restores their moistness.

References.
  1. www.livinghealthy360.com/index.php/beta-carotene-carotenoids-and-vitamin-a-59004/
  2. www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/252758.php
  3. health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/food-nutrition/vitamin-supplements/benefits-of-vitamin-a.htm

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What Are The Health Benefits Of A Mushroom Formula?
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Date: December 29, 2012 11:39 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Health Benefits Of A Mushroom Formula?

Three Important Mushrooms And Their Benefits:

You've probably heard of the health benefits of a mushroom formula, but do not know much in details. Well, Medicinal mushrooms are known to possess healing and life-giving properties. However, there are different types of mushrooms and each of them has its benefits. Let us look at three important mushrooms and how they can benefit you.

Turkey Tail Mushroom

The turkey tail mushroom has shown great promise as a powerful immune system booster. If this is your first time of hearing about this mushroom, you will want to pay keen attention to its benefits. The Turkey Tail Mush room has the power to fight off foreign invaders due to its anti-vital and microbial properties. The world we live in is full of toxins, bacteria and virUses, but when our body's immune system is working effectively, it can protect you from dangerous invasions. Furthermore, the turkey tail mushroom is can help your body to fight off the growth of cancerous tumor cells. It is therefore, a weapon against sickness and cancer.

Maitake Mushroom

This is an edible species that is commonly found in form of extract today. It contains beta-glucane, which helps to strengthen the immune system as well. When you take this extract regularly, it will boost your immune system and prevent the entrance of foreign bodies that caUses infection. Also, Maitake mushroom helps to regulate blood sugar levels in the body. Therefore, it is good for people with diabetes and also helps to prevent similar illnesses.

Reishi Mushrooms

Today, the Reishi mushroom is now available as a dietary supplement. It can be added to coffee and tea. Like other mushrooms, it helps to boost the immune system and promote good health. The Reishi mushroom also act as an antioxidant by eliminating hydroxyl free radicals and improving your ability to use oxygen. More so, it is effective at lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

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What Is Monolaurin And What Are Its Health Benefits?
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Date: December 29, 2012 10:38 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Is Monolaurin And What Are Its Health Benefits?

Get An Immune Boost:

Man has made a big leap as far as science and pharmacology are concerned, but there are still a lot of substances useful to human health that are waiting to be discovered. There are also those substances naturally occurring but whose pharmacological properties have not yet been explored. Monolaurin, for instance, is a naturally occurring substance whose use in human health has only been lately discovered.

Monolaurin, also called glycerol monolaurate and glyceryl laurate, is a 12-carbon fatty acid as well as a monoglyceride. Although it is a derivative of coconut oil, it is most commonly prepared as a lauric acid mono-ester. Aside from coconut milk, it is also present in human breast milk, which is known to function as an immune protection passed on from mother to child after childbirth. The potency of breast milk as an immune barrier is evidenced by the stunted growth and frequency of infections seen in infants deprived of breast milk. But, all this is old information.

What's new about monolaurin?

Known Uses of Monolaurin:

Before we get to new information, it's important to look into the discovery of monolaurin. Way back in the 1960's, then University of Detroit professor Jon Kabara made an important discovery - that the combination of lauric acid and glycerol can be used in fighting germs. First marketed as a dietary supplement called Lauricidin, it was soon marketed by other pharmaceutical companies, but Lauricidin remains its most potent and purest form.

Since its discovery, it has been used as symptomatic treatment (and prevention) for the common colds, flu, herpes, and many other infections.

Working similarly to breast milk, it helps protect the immune system from infections and other ailments. Some Lauricidin users also claim that the substance is useful against Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and even autism. As for virUses, it has proven to be a useful supplement against HIV, Measles, Herpes Simplex, Epstein-Barr Virus, and Cytomegalovirus, to name a few.

Studies:

Recent studies have shown its in vitro antibacterial and antimicrobial activity, at least as far as superficial skin infections are concerned. Carpo, Verallo-Rowell and Kabara (2007) demonstrated the effectiveness of monolaurin versus common antibiotics in battling both gram positive and gram negative infections such as Staphylococcus and Enterococcus. Older studies have explained Monolaurin's mechanism of action - it inserts itself into the cell membrane, disturbs the cell membrane integrity of Gram positive bacteria, and therefore blocks cell replication.

Aside from medicinal Uses, it is also used for other purposes as well. It is a common ingredient in many deodorants, thanks to its antimicrobial activity; body odor, as you may know, is caused by the presence of certain bacteria. It is also present in other products such as shampoo, detergents, soap, and even in certain foods such as ice cream and margarine.

Side Effects and Drug Interactions

As far as side effects are concerned, there is still a lot to be known. Some users may experience the Herxheimer Reaction, a complicated term that indicates the presence of fatigue, body ache, irritability and fever that may worsen before the medication takes effect. Use during pregnancy and breast feeding is contraindicated, given that not enough is known about its potential effects during this period. Dosage ranges from 0.75 to 3 grams, 2 or 3 times a day, and is taken after meals.

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Health Benefits Of Chamomile
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Date: December 03, 2012 07:56 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health Benefits Of Chamomile

It is believed that ancient Egypt saw Chamomile as an effective cure for most illnesses. In the modern world too, this golden herb retains its healing properties and is used for treating many a disease and discomforts of the body. Most commonly, German chamomile blossoms are infused to prepare 'Chamomile tea' which is a fragrant concoction full of medicinal properties. The tea can be combined with honey to enhance the taste.

Health Benefits Of Chamomile Tea Chamomile tea, supposedly, helps to bring about restful sleep. It is thus of great value for people suffering from insomnia and other sleep-related disorders. Due to its soothing and relaxing effects, it is generally taken before a person goes to bed. Since time immemorial, Chamomile has been considered a remedy for stomach ailments. Known to soothe gastric and bowel related problems, the herb is a blessing for people with stomach aches.

All in all, Chamomile helps facilitate the complete digestion process by promoting bowel movement. For women facing menstrual cramps and nausea every month, Chamomile tea comes as a welcome relief. Research indicates that regular consumption of Chamomile tea increases the level of glycine in the body. Glycine is a compound that controls muscular spasms, thus it tends to calm menstrual cramps. A healthy cup of golden chamomile tea has also been found to combat the morning sickness of pregnancy. However nothing has been proven till now to this effect. Some studies suggest that this wonder herb accelerates the wound healing process too.

Many researchers are of the belief that age-old Egyptians and Greeks used Chamomile flowers on wounds to speed up their healing time. Though there is no established evidence as such regarding this subject, history stands witness to the magical healing properties of Chamomile in more ways than one. Diabetes patients are also in for some good news concerning Chamomile tea. Many ongoing studies and surveys conducted worldwide are hinting at Chamomile playing a role in diabetes management.

Consumed regularly in the form of tea, the herb may arrest complications arising out of diabetes and may also prevent hyperglycemia. What's more, the golden herbal tea prepared from chamomile is caffeine-free and will not be addictive in any way. However, it is always a good idea to take professional advice before going all-out for Chamomile. Some people may display allergic reactions to the herb and suffer side-effects.

Therefore, it is best to try the herb first in small amounts before one decides to include chamomile tea in the daily routine of life. Besides its therapeutic Uses, chamomile is being increasingly used as an ingredient in cosmetic products and is being considered a good friend of the skin. Since Chamomile is known to be a stress-buster, a cup of chamomile tea after a hectic work day might just prove to be the right beverage to save the evening. With its sedative, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and benefits, Chamomile is sure to become more popular by the day. Used wisely, the golden herb is no less than gold itself.

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Can Chaste Berry Help With PMS?
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Date: August 18, 2012 08:22 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Chaste Berry Help With PMS?

Chaste Berry

Chaste berry is a kind of berry that grows in the Mediterranean region, and has many useful medical applications. Chaste berry is essentially a herb, belongs to the Vitex species, and is characterized by purple colored flowers that grow on it. It is grown widely in many parts of Africa. The plant grows up to 5 meters in height. Chaste berry has been in the mainstream media ever since studies showed that it helped women a lot in dealing with pre menstrual syndrome (PMS). While is has many other Uses, both medical and non-medical, this particular functionality of chaste berry has been extensively noticed, as every woman in the world suffers from PMS quite a few times in their lives.

How is chaste berry useful with PMS?

Studies have shown by clinically proving that chaste berry helps women deal with PMS in many ways. A few of them are listed below:

Chaste berry helps keep the pituitary glands in check by acting upon prolactin secretion. Prolactin is a secretion of the pituitary gland that is associated with the breasts becoming tender in women during PMS. Thus by keeping it in check, one of the biggest caUses of stress that women go through during PMS is reduced.

Chaste berry consumed in the tablet form has been proven to significantly reduce many of the PMS symptoms and effects that women go through. It has been concluded that most of the effects that chaste berry has with regards to PMS are sub-results of the bigger result, namely reduced prolactin secretion.

Unlike other clinically produced medicine, chaste berry is nature's own medicine to help cure the PMS blues, and it does a great job. As a matter of fact, the exact procedure that happens inside the body after consuming chaste berry is not comprehensible enough to the general audience, but the results speak for themselves.

Chaste berry extracts are available as tablets, and the effective dosage is one 20 mg tablet, up to three times a day. Consult your doctor for the exact prescription; this is just the general estimate. If you choose to take the drops, around forty drops per day will do.

What other Uses does chaste berry have?

Chaste berry has many other Uses, apart from belong with PMS.

Some of them are:

Chaste berry has been proven to help in prevention and control of prostate cancer. Anti-tumor behavior of chaste berry on the cancerous cells has been observed, thus establishing the fact that chaste berry helps in prostate cancer.

Chaste berry has also successfully helped in breast pain, which is medically called mastalgia. The effects are well researched and documented.

With relation to controlling the prolactin secretion as stated above, chaste berry ultimately helps prevent and control Hyperprolactinaemia, which is essentially the presence of the hormone in large quantities in the blood. This can sometimes lead to problems in breast milk production, and breast feeding.

The best part about chaste berry is that it has absolutely no documented side effects. The only piece of advice associated with chaste berry is that it should not be consumed during pregnancy, as might cause some complications later on. All said and done, chaste berry does help with PMS, no doubt about that.

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Detox your Body with Aloe Vera Juice
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Date: August 08, 2012 08:23 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Detox your Body with Aloe Vera Juice

Introduction

Aloe Vera is popularly known as Miracle plant, a natural healer and is easily available in most gardens. This cactus type plant is native to North Africa. This short stemmed juicy plant grows around 80 cm tall. But, why is this plant so popular in recent times? The sap which comes out of its leaves when cut has numerous medicinal properties. This herbal plants medicinal benefit has been acknowledged hundreds of years ago. Aloe Vera is available commercially in the form of supplements, capsules, juice etc in various stores across the world.

Why is it so special?

Aloe Vera leaf is filled with 99% water and the remaining one percent is full of nutrients, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients. All these minerals and nutrients are very essential for a strong and healthy body.

Benefits of Aloe Vera

The most important part of the aloe vera plant is its gel which is a thick sticky liquid found in the interiors of the leaves. Twenty three peptide found in this gel improves the metabolism and helps purify the body from harmful toxins. Aloe Vera gel has a lot of antiseptic properties, as well as works as a good disinfectant. The juice of aloe Vera helps in digestion which is one of the most important steps towards absorbing nutrients from the foods we eat. It also helps soothe heartburn and cure various digestive issues. Aloe Vera assists in reducing inflammation without causing any serious side effects. Drinking the juice of aloe Vera helps maintain a healthy skin. It also helps combat the effects of ageing. Antiseptic properties of aloe Vera help soothing burns, cuts and minor skin irritations.

Detox effects of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a natural product which assists in detoxifying. Due to the heavy stress and increased pollution around us it has become very obligatory to cleanse our body frequently. Aloe Vera juice is a good supplement which provides our body with necessary minerals, and nutrients which are essential for our body to deal with day to day stress and improve energy levels. The beginning of most of ailments is due to improper digestion. A spoon full of Aloe Vera juice along with regular juice or water early mornings is a good start towards detoxification. This mixture solves the issues related to virUses, and parasites thereby improving the immune system.

Some of the other well known benefits of Aloe Vera are:It is a good anti-oxidant and helps fight cancer.Hydrates the skin cells and repairs the tissues.Heals digestion related issues like irritable bowel syndrome, and constipation.Improves overall metabolism of the body.Helps stabilize blood pressure levels.Used in cosmetics like face creams, anti-ageing lotions, and shampoos.Excellent natural skin moisturizer.Helps strengthen the immune system.A natural product with anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.Proven to help patients with type 2 diabetes by lowering their blood sugar.A natural laxative.

Aloe Vera plants can be found in any plant nurseries. It is not very difficult to grow them indoors or in gardens. It is one of the most powerful anti-oxidants. Growing your own aloe vera garden will ensure you of natural as well as organic plants free from chemical pesticides.

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How DoesTurmeric Help Improve Your Health?
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Date: March 22, 2012 07:42 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How DoesTurmeric Help Improve Your Health?

Turmeric - Curcumin

This is a perennial herbaceous plant which belongs to the ginger family making it an important plant because of its active ingredient, curcumin and other properties which makes it avery useful plant in terms of health when used. The rhizomes of turmericare gathered annually for preparation of various health products or foods or taken on its own as they are known to have greater concentrations of curcumin and other substances which are essential for good health. When turmeric is taken, it improves one's health in the following ways:

Weight loss; for those people who are overweight and obese, they always face a challenge on how they can get rid of some extra weight as it is associated with negative health implications and on the other hand fats such as belly fat decrease one's self esteem. Turmeric is one of the herbs that if mixed with food will increase the rate of metabolism which will consequently help in fat loss which will ultimately have an effect on the weight. Thereforemanageable weight will always ensure that one is not at risk of developing cardiovascular heart diseases and other lifestyle diseases which will ultimately promote good health.

Cancer and turmeric; cancer is one of the killer diseases which was very common in developed countries but nowadays it is very rampant even in developing countries. By taking turmeric, the active ingredients in it will help in stopping and preventing the development of cancer more especially prostate cancer which affects men. This herb interferes with the abnormal cell division of the cells hence leading to a stop or prevention of cancer progression thus health improvement. It is important to note that turmeric is also very effective in preventing other types of cancers for example breast cancer from spreading to other parts of the body such as the lungs. The effectiveness of turmeric in fighting cancer can be increased by mixing it with cauliflower flower.

Detoxification; turmeric is rich antimicrobial properties, antiseptic properties which make it a very useful plant when it comes to cleansing of the body. The body is usually bombarded with a lot of chemicals and toxins from the environment and what is eaten hence need to cleanse it. This can be achieved by taking turmeric on its own or mixing it with other foods and taking it two to three times a day for a period of about one month. This will go along way in detoxifying the body more especially the liver which will make it more healthy hence work better as it is one of the largest organ in the body.

Fighting inflammation; this is one of the common symptom of very many ailments and by taking turmeric, it will be able to fight inflammation resulting in improved and good health. It has also been associated with the reduction or clearing of symptoms of arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis). This will improvemotion of the patient which willfinally have an impact on performance of the patient thus have a positive impact on the health of those with these conditions.

Turmeric can also be used as a natural disinfectant for example when burns and cuts occur at home, it can be applied thus hastening the healing process.

As you can see, turmeric with curcumin has a wide range of Uses, you too should have this wonderful herb on hand in case of emergencies.

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What Is The Effect Antibiotics Have On Babies And How Does Acidophilus Help?
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Date: October 11, 2011 12:21 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Is The Effect Antibiotics Have On Babies And How Does Acidophilus Help?

Normally, the human body has its own collection of microorganisms which help protect the body from harm microorganisms such as bacteria, virUses, parasites and the like. The “friendly” or “good” bacteria in the body may be situated on the skin, mucous membranes, digestive tract, reproductive tract and other parts of the body which need a normal flora of good bacteria for protection and enzyme production.

However, these normal floras of microorganisms may become depleted under certain condition such as extreme exposure to stress, poor diet and antibiotic therapy. When babies are infected with harmful microorganisms, antibiotics may be of great help to destroy the invading microorganisms. However, when a person is under antibiotic therapy, it is not only the bad bacteria that are killed but also the good bacteria naturally inhabiting in the human body. The normal floras of the intestines, mouth, and vaginal tract and even on the skin are destroyed as well.

The intention of antibiotic therapy is good. However, it is inevitable that the good microorganisms which are normally residing in the body will be destroyed as well. Among babies, when antibiotics are given and the good bacteria of the body are destroyed, the body has an increased susceptibility to allow the overgrowth of yeast which can lead the baby to suffer from diarrhea and anal or oral thrushes.

Indeed, the normal flora of microorganism may be depleted due to antibiotic therapy. Good thing is that there are available supplements formulated to increase the population of these good bacteria inside the body. These are called probiotics. One most common and useful probiotic is Lactobacillus acidophilus. This is a good strain of bacteria which helps in improving intestinal health by enhancing the growth of intestinal flora. Babies are usually given with Lactobacillus acidophilus supplement to help the baby’s body repopulate the normal flora of good microorganisms, thus helping in the prevention of yeast overgrowth and infections.

Lactobacillus acidophilus can be acquired from fermented products such as milk, cheese, yogurt and kefir. And with its great benefit to human health, Lactobacillus acidophilus is now made available in the form of supplements. You can purchase Lactobacillus acidophilus supplements in powder form for infants. The powder may be applied on the nipples of breastfeeding mothers before every nursing session. The baby will then consume the Lactobacillus acidophilus together with the breast milk. For working mothers who just leave breast milk at home or use formula milk for feeding, Lactobacillus acidophilus may be mixed with the expressed breast milk or formula milk making the probiotic available for the baby. Usually, one teaspoon of Lactobacillus acidophilus powder is mixed into an 8 ounce of milk. For babies who can already eat solid foods, they may consume unflavored and unsweetened yogurt which is rich in live and active Lactobacillus acidophilus.

Doctors and many health experts highly recommend that it is practical to administer antibiotic medications one to two hours before giving the baby probiotic food or supplements. This is to avoid killing of the probiotics given and allowing the body to get the maximum benefit of the probiotic.

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

Can Andrographis Help Improve Respiratory Health?

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

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

Alleviates Nasal Secretions

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

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

Inhibits Inflammatory Mediators

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

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

Combats Respiratory Infections

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

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

Grab some andrographis today and feel the difference!

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Digestive Enzymes, Acid Reflux, Cholesterol, Heartburn, IBS, Diabetes, And Blood Pressure
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Date: June 13, 2011 02:24 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Digestive Enzymes, Acid Reflux, Cholesterol, Heartburn, IBS, Diabetes, And Blood Pressure

Digestive Enzymes - Can Enzymes Help Me Feel Better?

Irregular bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disease many people suffer from and basically caUses your bowels to move irregularly leaving you bloated and in pain. This is mainly due to the average diet of today (too little fiber) but is also caused by genetic reasons and an unhealthy diet. A great way to treat this problem healthily is by taking digestive enzymes supplements.

The first question we should probably ask is what are digestive enzymes? Shortly put – digestive enzymes are live proteins present in all living organisms. Digestive enzymes are secreted along your digestive track and it extracts nutrients from the food and your body passes the rest as waste. The reason why some foods are hard on your digestive system is because we eat most of our food cooked and this process of cooking kills all the live enzymes in the food, leaving it to your digestive system to digest the whole portion, whilst uncooked food breaks 40% – 60% down itself.

Your body isn’t designed to digest mostly cooked food, and this caUses almost every digestive problem you might have. A great way to get rid of this problem is drinking digestive enzymes supplements. Before your food moves from your stomach to the next process of digesting the extra digestive enzymes can help to completely digest all the food as so making it much easier on your body to break down.

Making sure your body has enough digestive enzymes is crucial – not only for your digestive health. If your body produces less digestive enzymes than it Uses, it may cause damage to your pancreas because you’re overworking it. Remember that it is the pancreas that produces your body’s digestive enzymes. Eventually damage to your pancreas will also lower your immune system and also lower metabolic enzymes and having a constantly depleted level of digestive enzymes will eventually catch up with you. So get yourself some supplements – even if you are a vegetarian Yogi!SOURCE NATURALS - Essential Enzymes Ultra 60 veg caps

Not having enough digestive enzymes, your body can be in deathly dangers. Some of the problems due to a lack of enzymes include acid reflux, high cholesterol, heartburn, IBS, diabetes, high blood pressure and circulatory problems. If you are prone to any of these problems you should consider talking to your doctor about taking some digestive enzymes, they are readily available, not too expensive and they may lengthen your life another decade or two.

To avoid any of these health problems you should look after your body because, evidently, it will make you feel better for longer. Exercise regularly, eat as much raw food as possible, and try to drink digestive enzymes supplements when you eat cooked food and to visit your doctor for a check-up once a year. With the right balance, diet and digestive enzymes you can go a long way to assure yourself a long, healthy life.

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What is Red Marine Algae And What Are Its Health Benefits?
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Date: June 01, 2011 04:21 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What is Red Marine Algae And What Are Its Health Benefits?

Red Marine Algae And Your Health.

Red marine algae refer to a large group of seaweeds that contain phycobiliproteins, which give them their red coloration. They are simple organisms in that they do not have complex tissues in contrast with terrestrial plants. Many species of red marine algae plays an important role in the formation of coral reefs as they secrete calcium carbonate as well as provide nutrition for other marine species. Like plants, they are capable of making their own food by way of photosynthesis. And like most other seaweeds, they are excellent sources of vitamins, minerals, and other healthy organic compounds.

Scientific Classification

Rhodophyta is the taxonomic classification of all red marine algae. It is oftentimes considered a part of the plant kingdom, but more recent definitions of plant suggest red algae belong to a kingdom of their own. Rhodophyta is one of the largest groups of algae, second only to green algae. It consists of up to 6000 aquatic species that are widely distributed in the tropical, temperate, and even frigid zones. These species usually take up residence along the coastal regions and significantly contribute to the distribution, abundance, and ecology of organisms found in the extended perimeter of each continent.

Historical Uses

Seaweeds have become a part of the staple diet of many communities throughout history, and red marine algae are one of the best sources of human nutrition among all seaweeds. For thousands of years, different species of red algae have enjoyed significant presence in cuisines from all over the world. It is often consumed uncooked or added to salads. It is also an important ingredient in soups and stews. Ocean farmers have learned different techniques of domesticating crops of algae, and cultivation has been the solution to the growing demand of red marine algae in the past few decades.

Industrial Applications

Red marine algae have steadily grown in economic value since the 20th century. In addition to their historical culinary Uses, their application now extends to medical science. Several organic compounds have been isolated from different species of red marine algae are now in wide use in the food and drug industries. For example, gelatinous substances are derived from agarophytes, any species of seaweeds that belong to rhodophyta. These substances are used in the production of beer, food preserves, ice cream as well as papers, fabrics, lubricants, and other personal care products.

Medicinal Value

Red marine algae have a special place in antiviral research. Many species are now identified to contain organic compounds that are of medicinal value against several virUses. Decades-long studies have come to a conclusion that sulfated polysaccharides derived from red marine algae have an inhibitory effect on replication of herpes simplex virus (HSV). There is good evidence that one class of sulfated polysaccharides called carrageenan offer some protection against transmission of herpes. Furthermore, recent studies have revealed that sulfated polysaccharides are potent inhibitors of HIV-1 in cell culture.

Red marine algae is an excellent source of nutrients found in the sea. Get some red marine algae and reap the benefits of this nutrient rich food today!

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What is the Transfer Factor in Colostrum?
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Date: May 26, 2011 12:12 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What is the Transfer Factor in Colostrum?

Colostrum, Transfer Factor, And Your Health.

Transfer factor refers to any immune molecule found in the milk produced by the mammary glands in the first days after childbirth. It comprises a group of amino acids that are smaller than cells. Since its discovery in the 20th century, it has been suggested as a treatment for a host of diseases, including cancer, diabetes, infertility, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, hepatitis, herpes, and HIV. It has grown in popularity in the past few years due to a resurgence of interest in natural remedies.

The quality of milk that mammals make in the last weeks of pregnancy is called colostrum, which is believed to be superior to ordinary milk. For one, it is lower in lipids and fats, but higher in proteins. More importantly, it contains antibodies called immunoglobulins, which are central to the identification of bacteria and virUses during infections. These antibodies alert the rest of the immune system to effectively deal with pathogens encountered for the first time. Colostrum contains transfer factors.

Like any other form of milk, colostrum is subjected to the digestion process when taken orally. The human gastrointestinal tract treats the carbohydrates, proteins, and even antibodies present in colostrums just like any other bioactive compounds, which are either absorbed or excreted. With the sole exception of transfer factors, everything else undergoes first pass metabolism in the liver. Transfer factors are so small that they pass through physiological screens and filters.

Natural Antibiotic

It is becoming common knowledge that transfer factors have antibiotic properties. Indeed they are one of the antibiotics that occur naturally in nature. They are produced by the mammary glands for the sole purpose of transferring the immunity of the mother to the newborn child. Newborns are completely sterile, making them especially susceptible several hours after birth. Transfer factors prepare the immune system of newborns against common pathogens the mother has encountered before.

Antiviral Properties

One of the unique characteristics attributed to transfer factors in colostrum is its antiviral properties. Transfer factors were first observed to interfere with the rapid multiplication of rotavirus, which caUses diarrhea in infants. More recent studies have looked into its medicinal potential against other virUses, such as human immunodeficiency virus and herpes. The scientific community has not come to a conclusion yet, with most of the antiviral researches on transfer factors being in their initial stages.

Performance Enhancer

Transfer factors have been linked to faster muscle recover. Proponents believe that the group of proteins that constitutes transfer factors is capable of speeding up the healing rate of skeletal muscles after intense physical exertion. They raise the stress tolerance of individual cells amid harmful levels of aerobic metabolism. By so doing, they also make a viable treatment for muscle weakness and physical fatigue following continued exposure to stress without taking adequate time for recovery.

Boost Your Immune System with Colostrum Daily, you are never to young!

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What Is Thyme and How Can It Help My Lungs?
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Date: April 12, 2011 04:28 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Is Thyme and How Can It Help My Lungs?

Thyme And Lung Health.

Thyme is a flavorful herb known for its significant presence in Western cuisines. It is grown for its strong flavor and pleasant aromatic odor, which are often attributed to an organic compound called thymol. The health benefits of thyme are ascribed to its unique combination of phytochemicals that protect the lungs and the rest of the respiratory system. The chemical compounds naturally occurring in thyme are extracted and added to many health and hygiene products.

Thymus vulgaris, the common thyme largely utilized as a culinary herb, is the same species where most thyme extracts are derived from. However, other species that belong to the genus Thymus have also been observed to produce similar health benefits. There are over 300 species of thyme, but the most widely cultivated in addition to the common thyme are T. herba-barona, T. serpyllum, T. x citriodorus, and T. variegata, and T. zygis. These species are known for their medicinal properties and commonly used in herbal preparations.

Fights Respiratory Tract Infections

In the pharmaceutical industry, thyme is best known for its high terpene content. Terpenes are organic compounds found in many plants that are noted for their antiseptic properties. Thymus species are very rich in thymol, which accounts for more than 50 per cent in essential oil extracted from Thymus vulgaris. Thyme is historically noted for its ability to ward off infections.

In ancient times, crushed leaves were added to poultices to disinfect wounds and dried leaves were made into tea to fight off sore throat. Today thymol is the main ingredient of many hygiene products such as natural sanitizers and the mouthwash Listerine. Thymol is so effective that adding it to water and gargling with the solution fights off infections of the respiratory tract and relieves inflammation.

Displays Antispasmodic Properties

Upper respiratory tract infection is often accompanied by respiratory spasms characteristic of coughs. Thyme also contains flavonoids, such as apigenin, luteolin, naringenin, and thymonin, all of which are spasmolytic in nature. Symptoms of cough may vary, depending on the nature of the condition. Fits of severe coughing may result from different caUses, but are often caused by bacterial infection. The flavonoids content of thyme is thought to act on pulmonary tissues and bronchial tubes, creating a soothing effect that results in the amelioration of respiratory spasms and the expulsion of bacteria.

Promotes the Discharge of Mucus

Thyme is a reputed expectorant with a long association with folk medicine of the Mediterranean region. For centuries, certain European communities have relied on thyme to effectively expel infected matter from the lungs and the bronchi. Herbal preparations come in tincture, tea, syrup, and even steam. The inhalation of thyme essential oil has been reported to be very helpful in easing the discharge of mucus. Thyme contains terpenoids in addition to thymol, which all act to increase the fluidity of mucus and exert antimicrobial activity when they reach the lungs, making it easier to cough up phlegm while disinfecting the respiratory tract at the same time.

Give Thyme a try and feel the difference!

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

Astragalus

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

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

Regulates Interferon Releases

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

Stimulates the Healing Process

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

Produces Homeostatic Effects

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

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

Have you tried Astragalus?

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