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The evidence is undeniable: Green leafy vegetables take the prizewhen it comes to protecting eye health Darrell Miller 5/17/19
Gardenia, widely used in TCM, found to prevent cognitive impairmentand neurotoxicity Darrell Miller 5/9/19
5 powerful reasons to start eating garlic TODAY Darrell Miller 4/23/19
Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that can slow down the processof aging Darrell Miller 12/14/18
5 Trending Adaptogenic Herbs To Reduce Anxiety And Depression Darrell Miller 5/30/18
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound in marijuana that shows promise in epilepsy and pain ... Darrell Miller 12/18/17
How To Brighten Skin, Get Even Skin Tone - How To Get Clear, Glowing & Spotless Skin Darrell Miller 10/24/17
Get Rid Of Your Joint Pain In 5 Hours After Drinking This Home Made Liquid!! Darrell Miller 10/6/17
8 grains that prove wheat is overrated Darrell Miller 10/1/17
Olive Oil With Lemon In The Morning Can Do Wonders To Your Body Darrell Miller 9/21/17
Watch out for these nine TOXIC ingredients in your toothpaste Darrell Miller 9/18/17
Finding a market for hemp: More than 2000 acres of industrial hemp planted in Minnesota this year Darrell Miller 8/31/17
How To Get Long Hair, Thick Hair and Healthy Hair | Garlic Hair Oil For Extreme Hair Growth Darrell Miller 7/29/17
Did our grandparents have it right when it concerns weight loss? Darrell Miller 7/20/17
5 Reasons Why Your Eyebrows Are Thinning and How to Stop it Darrell Miller 7/20/17
You Have Diabetes Symptoms? Just Boil These Leaves And Solve Diabetes Without Medications! Darrell Miller 7/15/17
The Most Powerful Home Remedy For Lowering Triglycerides!! Darrell Miller 6/28/17
7 Reasons Your Gut Wants A Probiotic, Stat Darrell Miller 6/15/17
From golden lattes to wonder drug – is turmeric really such a super spice? Darrell Miller 6/5/17
Natural Eczema Treatment: 13 Home Remedies for Eczema Darrell Miller 6/4/17
Vitamin K2 and why form matters! Darrell Miller 6/1/17
5 Easy Ways To Burn Calories Without Dieting Darrell Miller 6/1/17
how-to-use-onion-juice-for-hair-growth-and-hair-loss-prevention Darrell Miller 4/25/17
Want To Look And Feel Your Best? Stop Counting Calories Darrell Miller 4/17/17
10 ways to lower your risk of heart disease Darrell Miller 4/16/17
Wisconsin's war on butter is an attack on fundamental personal freedom Darrell Miller 3/29/17
Carbohydrates Are Not Your Enemy During Weight Loss Darrell Miller 3/26/17
eye floaters review Darrell Miller 3/23/17
how to gain weight fast for men Darrell Miller 3/14/17
Cops block Kansas farmers' hemp bonanza Darrell Miller 3/12/17
Top 10 Anti Aging Superfoods Darrell Miller 2/14/17
CBD Oil For Lyme Disease Darrell Miller 2/12/17
Antioxidants- How To Fight With The Free Radicals Darrell Miller 1/4/17
The 3 biggest feeding mistakes you can make with your preschooler Darrell Miller 12/19/16
20 Reasons To Drink Aloe Vera Juice Darrell Miller 12/13/16
Study links diet soda to weight gain Darrell Miller 12/12/16
Five ways to avoid germs while traveling Darrell Miller 12/6/16
Through Epigenetics, Curcumin Can Stop Cancer Darrell Miller 8/20/16
Can Tea Tree Oil Cleanse The Hair? Darrell Miller 8/18/15
Biotin's Role in Nail and Hair Growth Darrell Miller 7/25/12
What Are The Health Benefits Of Flax Meal? Darrell Miller 2/21/12
What Are The Organic Compounds That Provide Our Brains With Their Basic Fuels? Darrell Miller 10/12/11
Guggul Darrell Miller 11/10/08
Herbs And Herbal Remedies Are Safe Foods Darrell Miller 9/30/08
Ubiquinol Darrell Miller 4/16/08
Give Your Health A Boost With Beta Glucan Darrell Miller 2/19/08
Age Gracefully With Anti Aging Nutrition Darrell Miller 1/19/08
Looking For A Calcium But Not Sure Which Is Best For You? Darrell Miller 11/2/07
Papaya- May Be A Fountain of Youth Darrell Miller 5/31/07
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Darrell Miller 2/28/07




The evidence is undeniable: Green leafy vegetables take the prizewhen it comes to protecting eye health
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Date: May 17, 2019 04:28 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The evidence is undeniable: Green leafy vegetables take the prizewhen it comes to protecting eye health





One consequence of glaucoma is vision loss or blindness. It is estimated that leafy green vegetables like kale, broccoli and other vegetables are full of minerals and vitamins that prevent diseases like diabetes and heart disease. The question the author wants to answer is whether these leafy vegetables can help in preventing glaucoma. The conclusion of the author is that there is a link between leafy green vegetables and prevention of glaucoma. In fact, it can help prevent the disease. This conclusion was based on a recent study that was conducted by researchers at the Harvard Medical school. Glaucoma is a eye disease that can affect one’s vision leading to vision loss progressively. The common glaucoma is primary open-angle glaucoma. It leads to vision loss without any symptoms or sign. It is estimated that three million Americans are affected with glaucoma and 120,000 people will lose their sight due to having glaucoma. But why is glaucoma produced? This is due to an imbalance in the drainage of the aqueous humor. The researchers analyzed people’s diet and came to the conclusion that leafy green vegetables should be used as a treatment option.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eating more green, leafy vegetables can assist in decreasing the risk of developing glaucoma.
  • A key to why these vegetables are effective is that they help with blood flow near the optic nerve.
  • These vegetables also help with lowering other diseases like those that affect the heart and diabetes.

"The study was published in the Journal of American Medical Association Ophthalmology, and it was conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-17-green-leafy-vegetables-improve-eye-health.html

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Gardenia, widely used in TCM, found to prevent cognitive impairmentand neurotoxicity
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Date: May 09, 2019 09:56 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Gardenia, widely used in TCM, found to prevent cognitive impairmentand neurotoxicity





Nobody wants to think about losing their memories as they begin to age. Luckily, a Chinese medicinal herb called gardenia has been shown to contain components that can help improve cognitive function. Scientists studied mice that were given daily doses of gardenia, and the research revealed that a component called GJ-4 had the ability to help repair cognitive damage, reduce brain inflammation, and even help expand the body's ability to hold antioxidants which help promote brain function.

Key Takeaways:

  • Crocin, which is found in gardenia fruit has neuro protective properties
  • Crocin has shown in lab tests to help stave off the degenerative disease that effect memory and neuro function
  • Gardenia essential oil has anti inflammatory, anti microbial and culinary properties

"In the study, researchers looked at Chinese herbs, which have been used medicinally for thousands of years, as a good source for potential drugs for Alzheimer’s."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-28-gardenia-found-to-prevent-cognitive-impairment-and-neurotoxicity.html

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5 powerful reasons to start eating garlic TODAY
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Date: April 23, 2019 02:41 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 powerful reasons to start eating garlic TODAY





Garlic is an essential ingredient in many kitchens, and also demonstrates an impressive array of health benefits. For example, garlic can encourage higher production of hydrogen sulfide, which helps to keep your blood vessels open and supple, reducing your risk of heart disease. Garlic can help mitigate metabolic syndrome and reduce your risk of several types of cancer, including stomach cancer. By neutralizing enzymes that help break down bone, garlic may also help to ward off osteoarthritis, too.

Key Takeaways:

  • When one wants to follow a true Mediterranean diet or take on a savory Provencal meal, garlic has to be included among the ingredients.
  • It is good to eat garlic on a daily basis because it is good for the health and especially if one wants to avoid heart diseases or diabetes.
  • Garlic has been scientifically proven to protect cardiovascular health and this was demonstrated from a study published in the Proceedings from the National Academy of Sciences in 2007.

"Garlic, a member of the onion family, has a centuries-long history of medicinal use on a global scale."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/garlic-heart-disease-2766.html

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Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that can slow down the processof aging
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Date: December 14, 2018 01:45 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that can slow down the processof aging





There a ton of different ways in which someone can attempt to slow down the process of healing for their particular body. Everyone will age differently and it comes down to a lot of different things. Lifestyle, circumstance, and genetics are all major factors into how someone ages. However, you can better your chances of aging well if you really try to take your vitamins. Vitamin A is one that has been proven to help people in the aging process.

Key Takeaways:

  • Everyone wants to look as young as possible for as long as they can in their lives.
  • No one wants to look old as they continue to live on through their life.
  • Making sure that you have your vitamins on a daily basis will ensure you look good as you get older.

"Taking vitamin A is not just good for improving and maintaining your eyes. It brings a host of health benefits involving many other important parts of the body."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-09-vitamin-a-slows-down-aging.html

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5 Trending Adaptogenic Herbs To Reduce Anxiety And Depression
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Date: May 30, 2018 09:16 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Trending Adaptogenic Herbs To Reduce Anxiety And Depression





5 Trending Adaptogenic Herbs To Reduce Anxiety And Depression

Adoptogenic herbs are herbs that help the body to achieve balance. There non-specific nature is actually their strength, as the herb works to alleviate stress, by boosting what's lacking and reining in what's excessive, from nose to toes, across the body. And since it's all about stress, the herb makes no distinction between physical or emotional stresses. Studies have shown that various psychological conditions, such as anxiety, chronic stress, acute stress and depression are impacted in a positive way by adoptogenic herbs, such as Astragalus, Holy basil, and Asian Ginger.

Key Takeaways:

  • Adaptogenics are culled from herbs, and sometimes fungi, and assist the body in dealing with stress.
  • Study shows that these extracts have a positive impact on an array of psychological complaints, including chronic stress, anxiety and depredsoo.
  • Because these natural components are non-specific, that is they were not chemically designed to aid a specific body part, they act on every cell of the entire body.

"Everyone in the health world wants a piece of the adaptogenic action, and it’s not without reason."

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/5-trending-adaptogenic-herbs-to-reduce-anxiety-and-depression/

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CBD is a non-psychoactive compound in marijuana that shows promise in epilepsy and pain ...
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Date: December 18, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CBD is a non-psychoactive compound in marijuana that shows promise in epilepsy and pain ...





CBD is the non psychoactive part of marijuana that does not get you high. The purpose of CBD is to reduce pain and has been found to be very useful for epilepsy. The DEA wants to put CBD in the same classification as heroin. There is no danger of CBD becoming addictive but the DEA is trying to classify it as that. People are turning to dangerous narcotics for pain when they could be turning to CBD.

Key Takeaways:

  • The World Health Organization found that cannabidiol (CBD) doe not make a person high.
  • WHO suggested that CBD can counteract the properties of THC and it is not addictive.
  • WHO suggested that CBD does not have potential for someone to abuse the chemical.

"The World Health Organization's new report on cannabidiol (CBD) found that the compound (which does not produce any kind of high -- and may actually counteract the psychoactive properties of THC) is not addictive, has no potential for abuse, and shows promise in a number of medical trials."

Read more: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/17/science-based-works.html

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How To Brighten Skin, Get Even Skin Tone - How To Get Clear, Glowing & Spotless Skin
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Date: October 24, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How To Brighten Skin, Get Even Skin Tone - How To Get Clear, Glowing & Spotless Skin





During childhood, people have very good skin, but as we age, we have very bad skin issues and this leads to long term damage. Everyone wants to have great skin. But, they do not want to spend a lot of money on it. There is an answer thankfully. Sun damaged skin is another thing that leads to an uneven skin tone. With a few simple ingredients, you can make your own homemade face remedy that will maker your skin shine again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzZzP4PsHX4&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Ingredients are 1 tbsp. of aloe vera gel,1 tbsp. of sandalwood powder, and Rosewater or cold milk.
  • Mix all ingredients and mix to a paste. Apply paste to the face for 15 minutes and wash it off with cool water.
  • This process of skin cleansing should be done twice per week. for those with oily skins. Lemon (honey) Juice and cucumber mix will

"Fair and clear skin can be yours in no time if you use this face pack regularly."

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Get Rid Of Your Joint Pain In 5 Hours After Drinking This Home Made Liquid!!
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Date: October 06, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Get Rid Of Your Joint Pain In 5 Hours After Drinking This Home Made Liquid!!





Joint pain is hard for many. It hurts and makes it hard to get things done. This drink can help, though, and if you suffer from joint pain you could notice how much better it is to have it lessened. There are medications for this but not everyone wants to take those. Some people are allergic to them or just don't like the ingredients. This drink will seem safter to those people so they might be willing to try it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCEhQgR2y8g&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Lemon peel combined with olive oil and eucalyptus can relieve joint pain
  • Lemon peel though doesn't taste very good has 10 x more vitamin C than the liquid and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Soaking bandages in this liquid and then applying them to sore joints will relieve pain instantly.

"its high concentration of nutrients will help eliminate pain and inflamation almost immediately"

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8 grains that prove wheat is overrated
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Date: October 01, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 8 grains that prove wheat is overrated





Wheat is good for you but it is overrated, since so many other grains are great for you. When you get the grains that your body needs, it makes it easy to be at your best day in and day out and nothing is more important. There's eight grains in particular that are of special interest to anyone that wants to live their life to the fullest and be healthy. The list of grains is here for you.

Key Takeaways:

  • Food producers have been focused on white flour products because that is what the consumer has wanted.
  • Lately the Ancient Grains are making a comeback and people are willing to try using alternatives to white flour.
  • Many Ancient Grains contain gluten, although Buckwheat, Sorghum and Teff are gluten free and once again are in demand.

"Teff has been touted as the new supergrain... it’s gluten-free, easily digestible and has a low glycemic index."

Read more: http://gearsofbiz.com/8-grains-that-prove-wheat-is-overrated/83512

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Olive Oil With Lemon In The Morning Can Do Wonders To Your Body
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Date: September 21, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Olive Oil With Lemon In The Morning Can Do Wonders To Your Body





Olive oil along with a lemon in the morning can do a lot of good for your body. Mixing them together can work wonders for your health. It helps to combat constipation. It gets rid of the toxins in your body. It protects the heart as well. Olive oil contains fatty acids that is good for the blood. Vitamin C is in lemon and is great for you too. Using lemon and olive oil will also help with joint pain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQzpUuUgXT0&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Mixing olive oil and lemon can produce many health benefits for both adults and children.
  • Olive oil and lemon mixed together can reduce inflammation and improve joint health.
  • He mixture of olive oil and lemon is beneficial to GI health and can improve mobility and digestion.

"It effectively helps us get rid of those things that our body naturally wants to get rid of."

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Watch out for these nine TOXIC ingredients in your toothpaste
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Date: September 18, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Watch out for these nine TOXIC ingredients in your toothpaste





There are nine toxic ingredients that are in toothpaste that you need to watch out for. Everyone wants to have a healthy smile and a clean one as well. It can be hard for people to achieve that though. Also, with all of the toxic ingredients that are found in toothpastes, this is an even harder thing to achieve. Aspartame is one of the toxic ingredients that people need to watch out for in their toothpaste.

Key Takeaways:

  • Up to nine toxic ingredients may be found in the toothpaste people use. That should be a warning sign for people who use toxic ingredients in their daily lives.
  • Read the list and stay up to date when it comes to these products. Toothpaste is widely utilized by people in a variety of backgrounds around the world.
  • Researchers are taking note and want to make the most out of their toxic ingredients. Be wary of the toxic ingredients and the effects that they could impose on the body.

"Once touted as a solution to building strong teeth, fluoride has since been exposed as a downright unsafe toothpaste ingredient with a shocking number of negative health effects."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-09-12-watch-out-for-these-nine-toxic-ingredients-in-your-toothpaste.html

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Finding a market for hemp: More than 2000 acres of industrial hemp planted in Minnesota this year
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Date: August 31, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Finding a market for hemp: More than 2000 acres of industrial hemp planted in Minnesota this year





Growing industrial hemp to harvest for food, fiber and other uses is becoming more common especially in Canada. Now Minnesota wants to begin allowing the cultivation of Hemp. Thanks to legislations, Hemp crops have doubled in Minnesota in the last few years and are continuing to grow. The Ag and Renewable Energy Committee of the Kandiyohi County as well as the City of Willmar Economic Development Commission have been working hard to increase production to help farmers while assuring the public that there is no danger from getting high off this particular type of crop.

Key Takeaways:

  • Thousands of acres of industrial hemp were planted in Minnesota on the year. Find a market for hemp when trying to place a bulk order.
  • New buyers have shown interest in the hemp crop itself over time. These thousands of new acres are a good sign for growers.
  • Minnesota is proud of its agricultural heritage on the whole. Leaders want to make sure that the hemp plants are the right decision.

"According to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, there is a 101-acre field of hemp being grown in Chippewa County."

Read more: http://www.wdaz.com/news/4318205-finding-market-hemp-more-2000-acres-industrial-hemp-planted-minnesota-year

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How To Get Long Hair, Thick Hair and Healthy Hair | Garlic Hair Oil For Extreme Hair Growth
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Date: July 29, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How To Get Long Hair, Thick Hair and Healthy Hair | Garlic Hair Oil For Extreme Hair Growth





Putting different kinds of oils in your hair can be good for it. Garlic oil is one of the choices you can go with. It can help your hair grow longer and thicker, and will also help it stay healthy so it keeps on growing for a long time. Luxurious hair can be very beautiful and will be oticed way more than scraggly hair which is dry and brittle. No one wants to run their fingers through that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfIQc07PF5Q&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Some common causes of hair loss include acute stress, biology, aging, diet, and hair damage due to exposure to harsh chemicals like those found in most hair dyes
  • You can get long, luscious hair through treatments of garlic oil made with garlic cloves and carrier oil. Just know that this isn’t the same as garlic essential oil
  • If the garlic oil treatment is too strong, there are alternative solutions available that you can try in order to still get the healthy, lovely hair you seek

"If this is a bit too hippy (and smell) for you, don't worry, there are plenty of modernised recipes for garlic oil hair treatments."

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Did our grandparents have it right when it concerns weight loss?
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Date: July 20, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Did our grandparents have it right when it concerns weight loss?





There are always new fads where weight loss is concerned. Everyone wants to find new things to try. They want things to be more modern. Maybe this is not the right outlook, though. Maybe they should look at what their grandparents did because things seemed to be easier then, though there were fads back then too. The fads weren't as easy to find, though. Sometimes looking at previous generations can help us solve health and other problems.

Key Takeaways:

  • How much, how frequently and portions of food can help in how you lose weight.
  • The old theories on how to lose weight no longer work, here is the new technique.
  • Here are a few tips on how to lose weight when it comes to food consumption.

"Research also shows timing and frequency of meals effected weight loss. One big meal and two smaller meals with no snacking works the best."

Read more: http://www.wwl.com/media/audio-channel/did-our-grandparents-have-it-right-when-it-concerns-weight-loss

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5 Reasons Why Your Eyebrows Are Thinning and How to Stop it
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Date: July 20, 2017 07:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Reasons Why Your Eyebrows Are Thinning and How to Stop it





Here's a topic that is near and dear to my heart, eyebrow thinning! In a time where full eyebrows are everything, no woman wants to endure the horror of her eyebrows thinning. Luckily, there are some ways to prevent and/or fix that. Overplucking can be one reason. I know so many of us want the shape of our eyebrows to remain intact, but sometimes we can pluck too much. Nutritional deficiencies, aging and Alopecia arata are also culprits.

Read more: 5 Reasons Why Your Eyebrows Are Thinning and How to Stop it

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You Have Diabetes Symptoms? Just Boil These Leaves And Solve Diabetes Without Medications!
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Date: July 15, 2017 05:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: You Have Diabetes Symptoms? Just Boil These Leaves And Solve Diabetes Without Medications!





Diabetes is a common condition affecting thousands of en and women. If you are one of the people affected by diabetes who wants ore information on the best ways to treat the condition, you might be excited to learn that there is a simple method of treating the condition using all natural methods. You've come to the best source of information on the internet today. read these details to learn what you should know about diabetes and this natural treatment option.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOy4kW7cojc&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • There are many natural remedies to help maintain blood sugar levels.
  • If you are diabetic there are leaves you can boil to help you fight it.
  • Boiled mango leaves along with other natural remedies can help you with the fight against diabetes.

"Luckily, numerous natural remedies can regulate your blood sugar levels and keep the condition under control."

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The Most Powerful Home Remedy For Lowering Triglycerides!!
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Date: June 28, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Most Powerful Home Remedy For Lowering Triglycerides!!





High triglycerides aren't a good ting and you should try to get them lowered as soon as you can. There are medications for this but not everyone wants to go that route. Some people have adverse reactions or just don't like to take lots of medications. This is a great home remedy which can help. Try this and then have your doctor test your triglycerides to see if it has worked. Any lowering is a good thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmFvHt7gep0&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • A home remedy for lowering triglycerides is by mixing chopped celery, lemons, and water.
  • It only takes 20 minutes to make the drink that can help your health.
  • You can drink it hot or you can let the mixture sit for 6 hours and drink it cold.

"Nutritionists recommend consuming 3.5 oz/100ml before your meals, three times a day."

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7 Reasons Your Gut Wants A Probiotic, Stat
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Date: June 15, 2017 07:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 Reasons Your Gut Wants A Probiotic, Stat





Having a healthy microbome keeps you healthy and promotes longevity. Taking probiotics is the first step in maintaining a healthy gut. When you are on probiotics you will notice positive changes. You mood will be elevated, your immune system gets stronger and you will become less constipated. You can prevent a leaky gut and have a good balance of gut bacteria while preventing fungus infections. You also get an added bonus of healthy glowing skin.

Read more: 7 Reasons Your Gut Wants A Probiotic, Stat

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From golden lattes to wonder drug – is turmeric really such a super spice?
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Date: June 05, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: From golden lattes to wonder drug – is turmeric really such a super spice?





People attribute all kinds of health benefits to turmeric. It is becoming popular because of these. Everyone wants a natural remedy. It is better than taking drugs which often have unpleasant side effects. This gives the scoop on whether or not turmeric is all it's cracked up to be. It's good info because some of these remedies aren't but some really do help a lot. It also helps that turmeric has a great flavor and many enjoy it just for that.

Key Takeaways:

  • In short, turmeric has done a cauliflower – from also-ran to hip ingredient du jour, Google searches for it are up 75% in the last five years.
  • Amazingly, for something with such incredible powers, at under £1 a jar for the powdered stuff, this spice remains cheap, which can’t be said for all the supplements these wellness gurus recommend.
  • Turmeric doesn’t actually taste of very much – bitter, slightly warm (it’s a member of the same family as ginger).

"Is turmeric the magic bullet it’s been claimed to be? Of course not. Might it be beneficial in some way to our health? Very probably"

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/may/31/golden-latte-turmeric-culinary-trends-ingredients-golden-spice

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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Vitamin K2 and why form matters!
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Date: June 01, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin K2 and why form matters!





Many people are living to a much higher age than before. Because of this there is reason to take supplements and have a good balanced diet. This is great, but many are lacking in the vitamin K2. This vitamin is very important because it helps the circulatory system as well as aids bones. To work best it is advised that it should be taken with calcium and vitamin D because these work best together as a team.

Key Takeaways:

  • One important key is that K2 is beneficial to anyone looking take care of their bone and circulatory health.
  • Another huge takeaway is that this vitamin is increasing the longevity of the recipient's life.
  • How it works is a big takeaway. This drug works by ensuring that calcium is deposited specifically into the bones, rather than blood vessels.

"K2 is beneficial to anyone who wants to help take care of their bone and circulatory health and help protect these systems for future years."

Read more: http://www.pharmacyinfocus.co.uk/vitamin-k2-form-matters/

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5 Easy Ways To Burn Calories Without Dieting
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Date: June 01, 2017 05:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Easy Ways To Burn Calories Without Dieting





Losing weight is all about burning more calories than you take in. There are many ways to do this. Five are outlined here and none of them involve dieting. Not everyone wants to do that. It isn't safe for some and also isn't if not done properly. You need proper nutrition and may take dieting too far. You can try these ways to see if you burn enough calories to help you. There should be at least a few of these which will work with your lifestyle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8ByPuYnMDY&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Restricting calories and crash-diets are not sustainable and ultimately stunt your metabolism. The first step to losing weight is to eat enough.
  • Water is important in losing weight as dehydration can cause you to feel hungrier. Be sure to drink plenty of water.
  • Other ways of losing weight are to drink coffee, have a fun, active hobby, and eating super foods.

"Drink more water: most of us don't know how dehydrated we are."

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how-to-use-onion-juice-for-hair-growth-and-hair-loss-prevention
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Date: April 25, 2017 04:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: how-to-use-onion-juice-for-hair-growth-and-hair-loss-prevention





Hair loss is something no one wants and, unfortunately, the products out there that address it are expensive and don't always work. There is a natural product that is very effective and very affordable- onion juice. Onion juice is rich in sulfur which is a component of hair. When onion juice is applied to the scalp, it boosts blood circulation and promotes growth. Onion juice also has anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties further assisting hair growth. Watch this video for more details.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSQVUKm-Pp4&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • While onion juice does not smell as good as other hair treatments, it is an effective and affordable hair product.
  • Onion juice contains sulfur which is a component of hair.
  • Onion has antioxidant properties which slows down cell damage and as a result can reduce grey hair.

"If you're looking for a natural tonic which inspires hair growth and reverses hair loss, you'll enjoy learning about the power and potential of onion juice."

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Want To Look And Feel Your Best? Stop Counting Calories
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Date: April 17, 2017 06:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Want To Look And Feel Your Best? Stop Counting Calories





Everyone wants that sexy, slim beach body, especially as the warmer summer months are coming and the beach is calling. However, most people do not know the best way to achieve their goals. One of the simple things you can do to start on your way to these goals is to stop counting up every calories, to put that calculator away that you use to add up the caloric contact of everything that you eat.

Read more: Want To Look And Feel Your Best? Stop Counting Calories

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10 ways to lower your risk of heart disease
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Date: April 16, 2017 06:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 ways to lower your risk of heart disease





Everyone wants to try to be healthier, and heart health is probably the most important part of anyone's health. I mean without a heart, the rest of your health really does not matter much does it? So, we put forth a simple list of ten quick fix solutions to keep your hearth healthier, which will lead to a happier and healthier life. Almost anyone can make these simple changes and get a healthier heart, it is not hard to do.

Read more: 10 ways to lower your risk of heart disease

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Wisconsin's war on butter is an attack on fundamental personal freedom
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Date: March 29, 2017 09:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Wisconsin's war on butter is an attack on fundamental personal freedom





Kerrygold butter got pull from all stores in Wisconsin not because of any safety issues, but simply because the state wants domestic products to have an advantage over foreign products. Kerrygold has grown in popularity since people have been shifting over to healthy fat diets such as paleo and keto. A popular drink that has emerged from this is known as Bulletproof, which requires grass-fed butter. People of Wisconsin are outraged that the state has banned this brand of butter and feel that it attacks their freedom as consumers.

Read more: Wisconsin's war on butter is an attack on fundamental personal freedom

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Carbohydrates Are Not Your Enemy During Weight Loss
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Date: March 26, 2017 02:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Carbohydrates Are Not Your Enemy During Weight Loss





Nutritionist Kimberly Gomer wants people to know that eating carbs while dieting is not bad for you. Carbohydrates are necessary to fuel your diet, the best ones come from potatoes, rice and oatmeal. Carbohydrates fuel your exercise and your brain by creating energy, this is especially important for runners. They also have nutrients and vitamins essential for overall health. Eating healthy carbohydrates to achieve and maintain a healthy weight is a better choice than fueling with protein bars that are often high in sugar.

Key Takeaways:

  • It is a diet myth that carbohydrates are bad for you.
  • Healthy foods and diet is key to weight loss without hunger.
  • Avoid refined carbohydrates. Good carbohydrates are healthy and are present in foods such as potatoes, brown rice, and oatmeal.

"Eating a plant-based diet including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free dairy/calcium-rich foods, plant protein and small amounts of lean meats is the key for health."

Read more: http://womensrunning.competitor.com/2017/03/nutrition/carbohydrates-not-enemy-weight-loss_73137

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eye floaters review
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Date: March 23, 2017 04:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: eye floaters review





The book is not worth reading it promises to cure your eye floaters but does not live up to it at all, the video claims a "safe natural approach" that consists of talking about eating blueberries, even though that never fixed anyone's eyes, it is probably just better to spend you money on something that may help your eyes instead of getting a book that says to eat licorice and blueberries in capsules. you can eat whatever you want, if it isn't eye surgery, it's fraudulent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0hT9LiZ8ho&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • The creator of the video appears upset about buying a book he does not believe provided him any benefit.
  • Although the book does provide some remedies, its information is vague, and does not otherwise provide any useful information.
  • The creator seems to have his own agenda, and wants you to take his advice over the author's.

"How to finally rid of your stressful eye floaters, blocks of vision, the flashing lights – using a safe, natural and easy system."

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how to gain weight fast for men
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Date: March 14, 2017 11:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: how to gain weight fast for men





If you are a man that wants to add weight on to his current physique, you'll be pleased to know that a plethora of opportunities for weight gain exist for men of all ages. If you want to add this weight, whether for bodybuilding or to build your self-esteem or for other reasons, these tips make it easy to do in a short period of time. Are you ready to learn the best ways to gain weight?

Key Takeaways:

  • Even if eating 3 meals a day, along with a high metabolism, does not mean the guy will bulk up.
  • The man trying to gain weight who has a high metabolism hhould eat 5 meals per day
  • Avoiding frozen and processed foods is best and cooking from scratch is the best.

"Plan out five meals so you never have time to get hungry."

Read more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT_Ygfad1DI

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Cops block Kansas farmers' hemp bonanza
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Date: March 12, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cops block Kansas farmers' hemp bonanza





Since other states are allowed to use hemp for farming, Kansas farmers feel they should be allowed to as well but that is not the case. Since hemp is closely related to marijuana, the police officers in Kansas feel that should be illegal as well. Plus, who is to say they are only going to use it for agricultural reasons. However, if it can be allowed in one state for farming it should be allowed in the others and should only have repercussions if it is abused.

Key Takeaways:

  • Kansas farmers are struggling and want to add another crop
  • Kansas law enforcement wants to fight this because they cannot tell the difference between hempand marijuana
  • Since law enforcement is not budging, Kansas farmers are missing out

"You could smoke a bale of industrial hemp and never want a single Dorito."

Read more: https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ottawaherald.com%2Fopinion%2Fcolumns%2Fcops-block-kansas-farmers-hemp-bonanza%2Farticle_75e939ee-f22c-5d27-8513-faed41ff1ef6.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmMzNTEwZjgyOWIxNGI2ODg6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGfHWs52Qy4baEOPu-5dbxg-cH8EQ

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Top 10 Anti Aging Superfoods
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Date: February 14, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Top 10 Anti Aging Superfoods





Diet and health are closely connected. Changing your diet can do a lot. It can help with aging for example. This gives you ten foods that can reduce the signs of aging and its affects on the body. These foods would be easy to add into anyone's diet. The'yre common enough foods to make that simple.

Key Takeaways:

  • Nearly everybody wants to slow the process of aging - yet, we are still waiting for the miracle approach or medication.
  • Fortunately, there are ten superfoods that can substantially combat the unfavorable impacts aging has on the body.
  • Read on to learn more about how blueberries, avocados, tomatoes and other superfoods can keep you looking and feeling younger.

"Avocados are full of anti-aging components."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//simpalnews.com/2017/02/07/top-10-anti-aging-superfoods/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFlMTFjYzBlYzAwOTU4NjY6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHyDD2VC1VAK922lKY63ZSDXt5XdA

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CBD Oil For Lyme Disease
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Date: February 12, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CBD Oil For Lyme Disease





This talks about an oil and how it may affect lime disease. This disease can cause a lot of problems. Most people who have it suffer a lot. This offers another treatment you can try on top of or instead of meds. Not everyone wants to take a bunch of drugs and they just don't work for some others.

Key Takeaways:

  • Should you need to put away the oil for longer intervals, you should ensure that it remains in the freezer.
  • Symmetrical hair loss on each side of the human body, it indicates some sort of hormonal disorder.
  • A nutritious and wholesome diet is essential for maintaining the horses' wellness and to keep the wellness problems at bay.

"Therefore, it is crucial to include things like this oil in their day-to-day diet to obtain the omega-3 fatty acid benefits. Flaxseed oil was known to defend the heart from angina. It is generally called linseed oil. Furthermore, the vital oil has a wonderful relaxing influence on the muscles."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.behance.net/gallery/48306043/CBD-Oil-For-Lyme-Disease&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmM2M2RhZjlmZTVmZDZjMmU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFFTJrwluzGTLzvTauz2TrT5vuXrw

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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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The 3 biggest feeding mistakes you can make with your preschooler
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Date: December 19, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The 3 biggest feeding mistakes you can make with your preschooler





Feeding a preschooler can be a daunting task. It is difficult when all they want is unhealthy food, and shun any attempt at giving them something healthy. There are some mistakes which can be avoided. Do not let them drink till their full, or eat a constant stream of snacks. At a young age it is time to impress on the importance of healthy eating.

Key Takeaways:

  • It’s totally understandable why parents do this; after all, nobody wants their child to go hungry. So they fill the plate with chicken fingers and French fries and skip the vegetables.
  • They serve white bread and not whole grain, they let them eat chips instead of apple slices for snacks. The kid is happy and eats up, so the parents are happy.
  • The problem is that not only is the child not eating a healthy diet, the child isn’t learning to like the foods that can keep him healthy for a lifetime.

"Don’t be a short-order cook."



Reference:

//www.health.harvard.edu/blog/the-3-biggest-feeding-mistakes-you-can-make-with-your-preschooler-2016120610804

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20 Reasons To Drink Aloe Vera Juice
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Date: December 13, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 20 Reasons To Drink Aloe Vera Juice





The aloe vera plant is the worlds most known healing plant, it can be purchased in the form of gel, liquid, soft drink, or if you are the type of person that wants it in the original form you can purchase individual leave s of it. The plants is especially good for healing scrapes, burns, cuts, and dry skin and also is a excellent source to promote hair growth by rubbing it on the scalp and leaving in overnight.

Key Takeaways:

  • Drinking aloe vera juice provides a wide range of health-promoting effects, owing primarily to its ultra-hydrating and highly anti-inflammatory abilities.
  • Experts think that it is the viscous consistency of the aloe juice which is responsible for this beneficial effect.
  • We rely on a functioning immune system to protect against attack and infection from the microscopic world that surrounds us.

"We rely on a functioning immune system to protect against attack and infection from the microscopic world that surrounds us. Drinking aloe vera juice can help to boost your immunity by providing high levels of polysaccharides. These compounds help our bodies to produce macrophages. These are an important element of our immune system which defend against viral infection and other harmful invasions."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.thealternativedaily.com/reasons-to-drink-aloe-vera-juice/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHl2yciHotSRNWdwUiyGwVSm0xFKQ

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Study links diet soda to weight gain
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Date: December 12, 2016 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study links diet soda to weight gain





The National Institute on Aging has found that diet sodas do not aid in weight loss. It isn't known why this happens however the institute offers the idea that diet soda worsens glucose intolerance. This allows the body to take in more sugar and can cause a person to gain more weight. The institute wants to emphasize what the no calorie drink does to the body rather than just have people focus on the calorie count.

Key Takeaways:

  • Forget diet soda. If you’re going to drink a soda, then you should drink a regular one.
  • contrary to what many people think, diet sodas are not conducive to weight loss. In fact, they make it more likely for a person to gain weight than if they were to drink ordinary soda.
  • chronic low-calorie sweeteners consumption was associated with increasing obesity, most noticeably abdominal obesity.

"It’s best just to stay away from soda altogether, but if you must indulge, stick with the ‘real’ stuff."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.treehugger.com/health/diet-soda-linked-weight-gain-new-study.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZjNGVlYTM1NDU3YmZmOGU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFOX5Uy1ervI1BbhxXuMb6VJmF8Iw

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Five ways to avoid germs while traveling
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Date: December 06, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Five ways to avoid germs while traveling





Different areas of the world have different germs and it is easy to pick up a germ you are not resistant to already. No one wants to get sick when they travel and ruin their vacation or business trip. This article will explain five different ways to avoid picking up new germs while you travel.

Key Takeaways:

  • "The risk of contracting a contagious illness is heightened when we travel within any enclosed space, especially during the winter months, when most of the respiratory viruses thrive," Gendreau said.
  • Studies show that germs can travel easily on an airplane, where people are packed together like sardines.
  • For example, a woman on a 1994 flight from Chicago to Honolulu transmitted drug-resistant tuberculosis to at least six of her fellow passengers, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study.

"Gendreau studies germiness while traveling, and he knows just how infectious travel can be."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/11/18/health/avoid-germs-while-traveling/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_health+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Health%29

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Through Epigenetics, Curcumin Can Stop Cancer
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Date: August 20, 2016 10:28 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Through Epigenetics, Curcumin Can Stop Cancer

Epigenetics: In a nutshell, the way we eat turns on and turns off various genes in the body. Depending on your diet, you can turn on cancer preventative genes and turn on genes that promote cancer.

Curcumin is able to tell those apoptosis inducing genes to wake up and end the lives of cancer cells that are defying death. Curcumin can selectively kill cells that have out lived their lifespan with out hurting other normal cells in the body. It reprograms genetically damaged cells to have a normal lifespan.

All of the healing properties of curcumin happen with zero side effects, unlike prescription drugs that your doctor prescribe, that no only have side effects, some of these side effects can be life threatening. Who wants that? Not Me!

If you have cancer, or any disease for that matter, try curcumin as a complementary supplement to what ever you are currently doing to fight it, or take curcumin as a preventative!

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Can Tea Tree Oil Cleanse The Hair?
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Date: August 18, 2015 05:43 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Can Tea Tree Oil Cleanse The Hair?

Tea Tree oil can be used to solve a host of hair problems.  For a long time, this has been used to solve many health and beauty problems.  It is a perfect oil for anyone who wants to cleanse the hair.  It is considered as one of the best alternatives to artificial and chemical hair products.  There are plenty of reasons why you should start using tree oil on your scalp and hair.

  • It improves your health of your scalp and hair

It is antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral.  This makes it a great product for anyone looking for a way to deal with hair-related problems caused by harmful microorganisms.   It is a great natural anti-septic and anti-infection.  Tree oil also helps unblock hair follicles and boost the performance of the immune system which helps fight dandruff and head lice more effectively.

  • It is great scalp moisturizer

Tree oil helps moisturize your scalp to make free from bacterial and fungal infection.  When you apply this oil, your scalp will never be itchy and dry again.  Children who have the cradle cap problem can effectively be treated using tree oil.

  • It good for massaging the scalp

Massaging the scalp with tree oil helps to stimulate the flow of blood and to reduce inflammation. Inflammation in the follicle prevents the growth of hair. Massaging the scalp with tree oil also helps in the removal of dead cell, fungi and bacteria that clog the follicles. This helps a lot to promote hair growth.

  • It has anti-androgenic effects

Tree oil has anti-androgenic effects. This inhibits the hormones that are responsible for hair loss. Many beauty specialist and dermatologist recommend tree oil to people who are having the hair loss problem.

References

//www.teatreeoilforhair.org/

//kinkycurlycoilyme.com/tea-tree-oil-for-hair-growth/

//homeremediesforlife.com/tea-tree-oil-for-hair-grow/

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Biotin's Role in Nail and Hair Growth
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Date: July 25, 2012 08:32 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Biotin's Role in Nail and Hair Growth

Biotin

Many people want to improve the health of their nails and hair, but knowing the best solution can be difficult. Scientists have discovered that biotin works to promote increased growth of the nails and hair.

Biotin is a member of the B-vitamins and is a water-soluble vitamin. Also known as the H vitamin, it has an important role in the metabolism of protein, fats, and carbohydrates. One of the major benefits of this vitamin is that it works to strengthen hair and nails. It is recommended that anyone who wants to increase hair and nail growth should include biotin in their diet.

Since biotin is important for normal functioning, a deficiency is uncommon. This vitamin is found in many foods including meat, dairy, and vegetables. Any food that is high in protein will also contain biotin. Those at risk for a biotin deficiency are vegetarians and vegans, although it is possible in individuals who do not eat meat or dairy often. The most common sign of a biotin deficiency is hair loss. While uncommon, this is the best indicator that biotin intake is not sufficient. If worried about not getting adequate intake, it is possible to take a supplement. Usually biotin supplements are available as a B-complex supplement, and can be found at most vitamin and health stores.

Hair Growth And Biotin

The recommended amount of biotin for adults is 300 - 5000 mcg per day. However, if interested in increasing hair and nail growth, individuals should try to take 1000 mcg or more. This amount is a safe level of biotin but will also promote increased growth. Before taking a multivitamin, it is recommended to talk to a doctor. Some of the supplements available may have high levels of biotin never take more than 5000mcg per day. Be sure to take the right amount without overdosing on this vitamin.

So, can biotin improve my hair and nail growth? Yes, it can, but there are many products available today that promise to promote hair and nail growth, but don't actually work. Shampoo and conditioner that contain biotin are poor sources of the vitamin since it is not absorbed easily through the skin. Biotin works inside the body at the follicles and nail beds to increase growth. It must be taken internally to work. Other supplements that claim to increase nail and hair growth should be studied carefully as they may not be effective. The only way to increase growth is to maintain an adequate intake of this essential B-vitamin.

Food Sources

The best way to increase hair and nail growth is to eat biotin-rich foods. By eating dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and eggs, it's easy to get the needed amount. If vegetarian or vegan, green peas, legumes, soybeans, and cruciferous vegetables are also rich in Biotin. Other good sources are whole grains such as rice, oats, and bulgar. Eating a whole-grain cereal is a great way to easily get Biotin. Biotin is one of the known vitamins that increases nail and hair growth and eating foods rich in this vitamin will ensure fast-growing and healthy hair and nails.

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What Are The Health Benefits Of Flax Meal?
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Date: February 21, 2012 08:01 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Health Benefits Of Flax Meal?

Flax meal

Flax meal is obtained after the flax seeds (brown or yellow/golden) areground into flour/powder which can be made into porridge or added into other foods/drinks so that those who consume it will be able to derive the health benefits that accompany the meal. In some cases flax seed meal can be used as a thickener in many food preparations hence imparting into the foods its components which can be enjoyed by many people across the population thus derive the health benefits that are associated with the flax seed meal.

Flax meal is considered very useful because of the following:-

It is rich in omega-3-fatty acids; this is one of the essential nutrients that the body can not synthesize hence it must be supplied from the diet for example from flax seed meal. The fatty acids play a very important role in fighting inflammation in the body and also breaking down the excess fats that may be present in the body. This is important as it will prevent many chronic diseases such as asthma, arthritis, cardiovascular heart diseases among others which pose danger to the lives of many more especially those who are overweight and obese. Most of the fatty acids that are found in flax meal are unsaturated which makes it very important in reducing body fat.

Fiber: Soluble And Insoluble

Fiber; flax meal is rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber which is essential when one wants to reduce the level of low density lipoproteins (bad cholesterol) in the body as the level of high density lipoproteins (good cholesterol) is increased. This is possible as the fiber is able to initiate fat breakdown in various areas of the body which will finally help in stabilizing sugar levels in the body, promote the overall functioning of the intestines and more especially the colon.

Flax meal is rich in phytochemicals, ligans and antioxidants which play various roles in the body. For example ligans are very good in balancing female hormones which in the long run will help in fighting hot flashes. It is worthy to note that this fiber is important in women because it helps in preventing some forms of cancer in women. Flax meal is also important as it helps in boosting the immune system hence puts the body in a good position to fight ailments which may want to take advantage.

Applications of flax meal

As a food additive; flax meal can be added into other foods such as yogurt, ice cream among other foods thus making these foods more nutritious.

In baking; flax meal is usually incorporated in mixes that are used in making cookies and other baked products as it is able to withstand very high temperatures that are experienced in the oven. It improves on the consistence of the baked products and at the same time improving their nutritional content.

Other uses of flax meal include; use in recipes of food preparations and it can be used to replace fats and eggs which will make the food more healthier and nutritious unlike using shortenings and margarines which are unhealthy.

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What Are The Organic Compounds That Provide Our Brains With Their Basic Fuels?
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Date: October 12, 2011 01:58 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Organic Compounds That Provide Our Brains With Their Basic Fuels?

Overview

Brain health and nutrition has shown vast growth in interest in terms of research the past years and correctly so because the brain is a very important part of the body. This is something in my point of view that could never be replaced. Other organs like the heart, liver or kidneys can be transplanted or who knows in the far and distant future that it may even be replaceable. Well, I guess that may be just the sci-fi geek in me talking but seriously though, with the complexity in which the brain is made I do not think there will be any possibility even in the wildest of imaginations that humanity will be able to figure out a way to replace the brain.

The irony in all of this though is with human beings pushing the boundaries of their minds and manifesting the results through technological advancements all the more are we needing to protect our brains because life has become more complex. Things that were supposed to make life easier for us now seems to do the exact opposite and each technological advancement causes more and more Americans to have less and less time to devote to making sure they get the right nutrition through the right food preparation so the brain will have all the nutrients it needs. So with this we should look at how we can help augment our efforts in trying to keep our brain functioning healthily in a natural way.

Brain Health and Organic Compounds

There is a wide variety of organic compounds out there and too many of them to mention in this article in fact. Basically, organic compounds are compounds that contain carbon however not all are considered organic but that is irrelevant to what we are trying to achieve right now. So for brain health, the first organic compound that has proven to be very important is the vitamin family of rich antioxidant properties like Vitamin C and E as a couple of examples. Increasing antioxidant levels in the body through these vitamins is a very good way to reduce the risk of diseases and allow better protection for our brain against oxidative stress.

Not only that, it will also allow better health for our nerves and neurons which plays a big role in brain functions. Another example of a potent antioxidant to promote brain health is DHA and ALA or Alpha Lipoic Acid because it is able to get into the brain much easier compared to other antioxidants and fight free radicals there. Carnitine and choline are also essential contributors in modulating brain health as they are precursors to the production of acetylcholine which is an important neurotransmitter to aid in efficient neurological functions. And lastly but certainly not the least, ATP or adenosine triphosphate is also very important to brain function as this compound supplies energy to virtually all the cells in the body and any bodily processes that require energy to function efficiently needs ATP and that includes our entire nervous system.

Keeping your brain healthy is important especially since Alzheimer’s is an ever growing problem in the United States. Keeping your brain healthy with DHA, ALA, and vitamins is the right step for anybody who wants to take preventive measures and protect the brain.

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Guggul
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Date: November 10, 2008 10:30 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Guggul

Guggul is a natural herb supplement that may help lower cholesterol, yet few in the Western hemisphere know much about it. Guggul is otherwise known as the Mukul myrrh tree, and is a plant of the Burseracae family with small red or pink flowers.

It is found across central Asia over to North Africa, although is very common in the northern areas of India where the climate is more semi-arid than equatorial. Guggul does not like a lot of water and can thrive in ground where the soil has few nutrients. Its Latin name is Commiphora wightii, and it grows about 12 feet high.

It has been predominantly used in the Ayurvedic medicine of ancient India, and like many such ancient remedies and treatments, is now used in modern medicine to treat specific conditions: conditions such as some forms of heart condition, where it has been found to be able to lower your blood cholesterol levels, weight loss and some forms of arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.

However, it has been used so successfully over the years, particularly in India, which it is now in danger of extinction and is contained in the Red Data List of the World Conservation Union that lists endangered species. So what is so special about this plant that makes it so popular? To get the answer to that we have to go back a bit in its history, although not quite as far as the two or three thousand years that it is known to have been used in traditional Hindu medicine.

The active ingredient is found in the sap of the tree, and is used to fight against obesity and other diseases that can be caused by excess weight or cholesterol, such as arthritis, obesity and atherosclerosis. Until recently it has had very little support for its claims from conventional medicine. It was in the 1960s that an ancient Sanskrit text was found that recommended guggul as a treatment for high cholesterol levels. Since that discovery, research has focused on the plant's anti-cholesterol properties, and a great deal of evidence has been gathered supporting the claims of that ancient text.

So much so that the Indian government has approved the use of guggul for the treatment of high cholesterol levels, largely because it has been found very effective in reducing the levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol in the blood while increasing the levels of the beneficial HDL cholesterol. Several trials have supported this, including one study involving 228 patients that showed the extract to be equally as effective as the anti-cholesterol drug clofibrate.

That is not all, and other studies included one in which a decrease in LDL cholesterol of almost 13% was measured in a double blind study involving 61 subjects, of which around half received a placebo. An average 12.7% reduction in LDL cholesterol, 12% in triglycerides and 11.7% in total cholesterol was experienced by the group given the guggul extract. Every 1% drop in total cholesterol is associated with a 2% decrease in the risk of heart disease.

Guggul reduces the levels of harmful cholesterol in your blood by converting it into bile. The plant extract contains substances given the name guggulsterones that block the activity of a protein that regulates the metabolism of cholesterol in your body known as FXR (the Farsenoid X Receptor). This protein can increase the risk of you contracting heart disease by preventing the liver from converting cholesterol into bile acids, so that the concentration of cholesterol in your blood continues to build up.

The problem with bile acids is that once they reach a certain concentration in your body, the FXR comes into play and stops more being produced. Guggulsterones prevent the FXR from doing this, and so helps the liver to destroy more cholesterol. There is a reason for the body not allowing too much bile acid to be generated, but for those with excess cholesterol, it is more beneficial for this regulation to be prevented, and more cholesterol to be destroyed by the liver.

It is the resin of the plant that is prized, being extracted from the bark in much the same way as rubber is tapped. It is also used in fragrances and perfumes in addition to its medicinal uses, and the dosage generally recommended is 1500 mg (1.5 grams) twice daily. However, it is not recommended for those suffering liver disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease or any form of diarrhea, and should not be taken by those on beta blockers.

It is not only for its cholesterol-lowering properties that guggul is prized, however. Another property it possesses is its ability to render blood platelets less sticky, and so reduce the risk of coronary disease, and prevent the formation of blood clots and thrombosis.

Another use it has found is in the field of weight loss, where it has been found effective in reducing the weight of obese adults. It does so by the activation of lipolytic enzymes and increased levels of triiodothyronine (T3), believed to be due to the formation of T3 from T4 (thyroxine) in the liver.

T3 increases the metabolic rate, and the rate of the breakdown of glycogen and gluconeogenesis: the biosynthesis of glucose. It also causes cholesterol to be broken down and increases the rate of lipolysis - the breakdown of fats stored in fat cells in the body. Studies have shown that those taking guggul lost up to 6 times the weight of a control group within 15 days, and the practice is going along with the theory.

Not only that, but when you are on a diet, your body is likely to respond by decreasing levels of triiodothyronine, and so reducing the rate at which fat burns. Hence, your diet does not help you top reduce weight as quickly as it could. Guggul, however, stimulates the production of T3, and so you are not only taking less fat into your body, but are also burning it up at an accelerated rate.

Other uses to which the resin has been put are based upon its anti-inflammatory properties. It has been found to be an effective treatment for some forms of arthritis and also in the treatment of acne. The active inflammatory ingredient is believed to be myrrhanol A, a polypodane-type triterpene, which would also explain the antioxidant effect of guggulipid on lipid peroxidation.

Guggul is a versatile plant, and a good supplement to take for anybody suffering increased lipid or cholesterol levels, and who wants to increase the weigh-loss effect of their diet. However, make sure that you purchase a supplement standardized on its guggulipid content.



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Herbs And Herbal Remedies Are Safe Foods
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Date: September 30, 2008 10:57 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Herbs And Herbal Remedies Are Safe Foods

A lot of people are just learning about herbs and have a lot of fear that if you tell someone about an herb they might overdose. No body wants to accidently hurt someone, but we must remember that herbs are food. So the real question is can we overdose with food and what is that in relation to a chemical overdose. Everyone should read the label on anything they put into their mouths so that they are responsible for their bodies. If we put something into our body, we are responsible for whatever action takes place.

A chemical drug overdose is extremely dangerous. There are warnings on bottles to keep them away from children and elderly people. Overdosing also includes the problem of mixing drugs, which causes serious problems. One should be sure to ask their pharmacist about the bad side affects of any drug he or she takes. The overdose of chemicals or drugs into the human body is undoubtedly dangerous and potentially fatal.

An overdose of herbs or food often causes an allergic reaction to that specific food or herb. From an herb standpoint, there are occasionally people who are allergic to a specific herb, which is why it is recommended that one starts on any herb at a very low dosage and then slowly builds up to the needed level. An overdose on herbs does not put the body into a life threatening situation. Rather, the body normalizes itself because it is simply dealing with a food.

The other situation that an overdose of herbs can cause is diarrhea, which is not a health problem unless it occurs over several days. Anyone who begins an herbal program and gets diarrhea should consult an herbalist, who will reduce the intake of those herbs that have a cleansing action on the body or colon. One can see that the overdose of an herb as compared to the overdose of chemicals is at opposite ends of the spectrum, with one being naturally cleansing and the being life threatening.

It is hoped that this knowledge motivates all of us to think of herbs as foods and not medicines. If we’re going to keep herbs out of the hands of drug companies, the fact that herbs are food must be stressed. Recent herb companies and long standing herbalists have upsettingly announced the fact that they are taking herbs to the doctors and the scientific world, taking them from the housewife who knows and uses them best.

Food or herbs can be toxic or dangerous, but not as much so as man-made chemicals. We must have the wisdom to choose foods or herbs that are not poisonous. Herbs and foods were created by nature to be safe for all people. Where as man-made chemicals are dangerous to all. One must use moderation in all things, as an overdose of herbs causes an allergic reaction that could be avoided with a little wisdom. Anyone eating any herb for the first time should begin at a low dosage and watch the bodily reaction for a couple of days. If not heavy cleansing of allergic reaction is felt, than more can be eaten.



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Ubiquinol
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Date: April 16, 2008 01:10 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Ubiquinol

Coenzyme Q10 is an important cofactor that is found in nearly every cell of the body. Coenzyme Q10 is naturally produced by the body as well as attained through the foods we eat or in supplement form. With out it, every cell in our body could not produce energy to function and we would die. Coenzyme Q10 has the capability to regenerate antioxidants, protecting cells and DNA from oxidative stress which naturally occurs in the body every day.

Some may say that coenzyme Q10 exists in only one form, but in fact this substance exists in at least three forms in the body naturally. These three forms are CoQ ubiquinone, CoQH ubisemiquinone and COQH2 ubiquinol all of which are metabolically active forms of coenzyme Q10.

Ubiquinone has been commercially available for more than 30 years normally consumed orally, but recently stable forms of Ubiquinol have been made available for consumption which is of great interest by many researchers. The former ubiquinone when ingested had to be reduced by an enzymatically driven conversion from ubiquinone to Ubiquinol in the digestive tract. This conversion is done by the transfer of electrons effectively reducing the coenzyme Q10 to a more usable form Ubiquinol.

Once Ubiquinol is produced the body can more easily manufacture ATP which is directly used by cells for cellular energy. In young individuals, 90 percent of coenzyme Q10 found in the blood is in the Ubiquinol form. This being the case, the old form (ubiquinone) was less absorbable then the newer Ubiquinol that can go right to work in the body. Ubiquinol is considered the strongest lipid soluble antioxidant that is biosynthesized, providing an active defense against oxidative stress that damages, cells, proteins, lipids, and DNA.

Some scientists believe that cellular damage from free radicals cause our bodies to age. The older we get the less our bodies produce coenzyme Q10 which in its self is an antioxidant and restores other antioxidants in the body to fight the war against free radicals. Eating foods rich in antioxidants and or supplementing with antioxidants may slow the aging process.

With age, disease, and some prescription medications, the old form of coenzyme Q10 can not easily follow the process of absorption in the intestinal tract where it is reduced and shuttled through the lymphatic system into the circulatory system (blood). This is why Ubiquinol was so highly sot after. Ubiquinol is already reduced, the preferred form coenzyme Q10 the body wants to circulate and retain.

When one ages, energy levels always drop and one tends to slow down and feel tired sooner in the day, this may be because of a drop in coenzyme Q10 in the blood. Many recent studies suggest that the plasma Ubiquinol ratio is reduced in response to cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative disease, cancer, fatigue and especially in type-2 diabetes. Supplementing with Ubiquinol can help restore plasma levels and boost ones energy levels and possibly slow diseases.

To sum it up, if you are over 45, suffering from a degenerative disease or cancer, feel tired and run down, or taking prescription medications, conventional coenzyme Q10 is not what you want to take to elevate plasma levels. Ubiquinol is needed because the body can not adequately produce the most abundant form of coenzyme Q10 in he blood (Ubiquinol). So for those who want to maintain health and wellness, look for Ubiquinol in their local health food store.

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Give Your Health A Boost With Beta Glucan
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Date: February 19, 2008 04:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Give Your Health A Boost With Beta Glucan

Beta Glucan is a little-known component of many common foods we eat on a daily basis. Cereal, mushrooms, and even baker's yeast contain beta glucan. The substance is most common found in such grains as barely and oats. Beta glucan is often used in soluble fiber supplements. The FDA has given baker's yeast the rating for being generally safe (G.R.A.S.).

Beta Glucan has been studied in Japan for its anti-tumor and anti-malignancy properties. It is commonly known worldwide to have a significant impact on improving the human immune system. The clinical applications have been many for this substance. Beta glucan has been studied for preventing infection in post-operative patients. Likewise, it has been attributed with slightly faster, more efficient healing of wounds. Beta glucan has helped patients with septic shock.

This substance has also been studied for its effects on individuals suffering from arthritis. Beta glucan has been attributed with slowing the disease's progress and preventing further damage to tissues. Beta glucan has been studied for decades, however was too expensive for the general public until recent times. It has no known reactions with prescription medications and beta glucan supplements derived from baker's yeast isn't know to contain enough to cause a reaction in those with yeast allergies.

There are also on-going studies regarding beta glucan and it's usefulness with radiation and radiation exposure. There is a great deal of interest that this can perhaps lessen the severity of symptoms from radiation in chemotherapy and help those experiencing nuclear therapy or who are involved in a nuclear emergency.

Beta glucan is one of the few nutrients that are recommended for both humans and animals. It is also advised for those who have poor daily nutrition, athletes, those regularly exposed to radiation, individuals under stress, or anyone who wants to stay healthy. In truth, studies indicate that consumption of oats, cereal grains, and other beta glucan containing products can lower cholesterol, can aid in overcoming intestinal problems, and can benefit those diagnosed with AIDS and multiple sclerosis.

Beta glucan strengthens the cells responsible for fighting foreign invaders in the body such as viruses, bacteria and even parasites. It helps these cells be more responsive and stronger when free radials enter the body. One study in Canada evaluated the response of beta glucan to Anthrax. As a result, the beta glucan proved to be a very effective supplement to the antibiotics used in treating this disease.

Higher dosages do not equal effectiveness. Beta glucan is not measured by the size or milligram of the supplement. The determining factors for the effectiveness of beta glucan involve how the substance is processed and if the particular pill re-aggregates during the digestive process. If your supplement re-aggregates, it will not have the same effective nature as those that do not.

Be sure to evaluate the labels and inspect the image the company is portraying. If a product is "too good to be true," it is. As always, consult with your physician before starting this or any other long-term supplement.



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Age Gracefully With Anti Aging Nutrition
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Date: January 19, 2008 01:57 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Age Gracefully With Anti Aging Nutrition

With today’s society constantly frowning upon aging and advertisements constantly urging consumers to buy products to tighten, firm, and rejuvenate their skin, our society has placed a very high value on youthful appearances. No one wants to look old, so a natural product to help this is very important. However, just because consumers want to use natural products doesn’t necessarily mean they will, as many wonder if natural products will actually work. Despite some reservation from the consumer, the popularity of all natural anti-aging products is on the rise. Although many products can help minimize signs of aging, companies are starting to recommend the start of preventative skin care regimens in a woman’s late teens.

The key to preventing aging is keeping skin clear, pores unclogged, and you skin moisturized in your twenties so that by the time you reach your thirties, aging is not quite as evident. By age thirty, collagen levels start to reduce, and skin starts to lose its elasticity. It is important to continue a skin care routine and work in some anti-aging products. By age forty and beyond, it’s extremely important to continue the regimen you have build in your thirties while adding an anti-aging serum.

On top of a regular skin care routine, it’s essential for women to use products that contain some level of SPF, which is very important for preventing fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. Along with SPF, antioxidants are critical in anti aging products, preventing free radical damage and also minimizing facial redness by constricting protecting fine capillaries. Good antioxidant and anti-aging ingredients include blueberries, green tea, ginkgo biloba, cucumber, aloe, lavender, cranberry seed oil, and pomegranate.

Moisturizing the skin is also an anti-aging essential, helping the derma layer provide nourishment and adding cushion to support the skin. A good moisturizer will also help to fight dry skin and wrinkles. Some moisturizing formulas used in Japan have an ability to provide omega essential fatty acids and help to slow the formation of wrinkles. Jojoba, aloe, and avocado oils are also extremely hydrating and effective in the reduction and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Since aging can cause the skin to be discolored, there are many products that can help to minimize the appearance of age spots and help to brighten and even out skin tone. A skin tone balancer, using natural skin lighteners such as kojic acid, lemon extract, and bilberry extract, can stop the process of melanin production and also reduce existing age spots. Sugar cane extract and sugar maple extract act as natural exfoliates, which help to brighten the skin by getting rid of dead skin cells. Night creams containing macadamia nut oil, mulberry bark, and licorice extracts help to firm and brighten the skin and also lighten age spots.

Although natural products are definitely better for consumers’ skin, they often have short shelf lives. In order to fight this, many companies create smaller batches with shorter shelf lives, to make sure that customers will use the entire product before it expires. For retailers to sell anti-aging products and compete with mainstream lines, marketers stress that education is needed to make consumers aware of how great natural skin care is.

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Looking For A Calcium But Not Sure Which Is Best For You?
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Date: November 02, 2007 12:23 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Looking For A Calcium But Not Sure Which Is Best For You?

Calcium is essential to good health, but if you are looking for calcium it can be confusing to decide in which form you take it. There are so many available and every one claims to be good for you, so why the difference? Why not just sell the best and let us all know what it is? Well, this same argument could be applied to all supplements that are sold in different forms, and also to many foodstuffs.

The supplement best for you might not be the best for the next person due to dietary requirements each persons diet is different, so it is better to learn about what is available then make your choice based upon knowledge rather than ignorance. It is not only the source of the calcium you have to bother about, but also the other vitamins that have be present to make sure that that the calcium is absorbed by the body in the way that you want it to be.

To understand that then you need to learn why the body needs calcium, other than just the bones and teeth that everybody knows about. After all, why else do we need calcium? It is only contained in bones and teeth – right? Wrong!

Although 99% of calcium is contained in your bones and teeth, 1% is contained in the blood, muscles and central nervous system. With out that 1% we would all die. Without teeth we would not. Calcium is essential for blood clotting and for the proper function of our muscles, brain and central nervous system. Calcium combines with phosphorus to create healthy bones and teeth, and is essential early in life to build up a strong skeleton. Note that phosphorus is also necessary so we also need an adequate supply of that mineral.

Calcium is essential to allow muscles to properly contract. Without that ability, muscles could not work, and a deficiency of calcium causes muscle cramps and spasms. The movement of the smooth muscles is regulated by a protein that is bound to calcium. This is just one of the uses of the calcium in the body that most people are unaware of.

Calcium also takes part in the binding process of the blood platelets during the coagulation of blood. Although most people are aware of the need for vitamin K and fibrin, in fact calcium is also essential in its interaction with the platelets in the coagulation cascade that eventually results in a blood clot that stops bleeding. Basically, without calcium, the blood could not form a clot. In addition to its effect on blood clotting, calcium also plays an essential part in the movement of ions through the membranes of nerve cells, and without it intercellular communication could not occur. Our nerve impulses would not occur and the body again would not be in a working condition.

However, the body has a way of modulating the calcium level in the blood past a minimum level needed for effective nerve cell communication, and below a certain level it can even use the calcium in the bones to divert to the more needy areas of the body. It is therefore not possible for the body to fail through a lack of calcium. The skeleton would disintegrate first. Nevertheless, nobody wants a disintegrating skeleton since that would be counterproductive to effective movement of the body, so a good source of calcium is essential for overall bodily health, not just that of the teeth and the bones.

There are many sources of calcium, but some are more suitable for absorption by the body than others. Chalk, or calcium carbonate, is an excellent source of calcium, but will fail to promote bone growth if your diet does not contain sufficient potassium, vitamin D, magnesium and strontium needed to make it work to build healthy bones. It is the most common on the shelves, and likely the cheapest, but not necessarily the best source. It is basically chalk or limestone, and only 10% of the supplement will actually become available for your body to use.

The bioavailability of a calcium supplement is a figure that indicates how much of the calcium is actually absorbed by the body during digestion. It is important that the supplement is digested and absorbed properly or the calcium will not be available for use. This availability is called the ‘bioavailability’. Calcium citrate has a bioavailabilty of 50%, but the size of the citrate part of the molecule is so large that only 10.5% of the molecule is available to the body as calcium. Not much more than the carbonate.

Calcium aspartate is highly soluble and produced by reacting calcium with aspartic acid to form the soluble salt. It is much easier to assimilate and be absorbed by the body than any of the forms above. The amino acid, aspartic acid, delivers the calcium exactly to where it is needed, where it is absorbed and used. Although a bioavailability figure is not available, it is not the amount of calcium that is significant here but the fact that it comes with its own transportation system and is immediately available where needed.

If you want to calculate the availability for yourself, find the molecular weight of the particular calcium product, and then the weight of the calcium contained within it. For example, in calcium carbonate, CaCO3, the molecular weight is 100 (40 + 12 + 3x16) and the atomic weigh of calcium is 40, so the amount of calcium present in 1000g calcium carbonate is 40% or 400g. Only 25% of calcium carbonate is absorbed, so only 10%, or 100g, of calcium is available for each 1000g supplement.

Calcium citrate on the hand (Ca3(C6H5O7)2.4H2O) has a molecular weight of 570, so the amount of calcium present is 3*40*100/570 = 21%. Since the bioavailability of calcium citrate is 50%, the amount of calcium available is only 10.5%, or 105g in 1000g citrate. You can carry out the same calculation on all the molecules if you know how much is absorbed by the body.

The bioavailability is calcium aspartate is 85%. Its molecular formula is [C4H6NO2]2Ca, and molecular weight 304. The calcium availability is therefore 40*100/304 = 13.16%. If 85% is absorbed, then 1000g provides 80% of 13.16 x 10 = 115.6g. The aspartate therefore wins it.

Amino acid chelates can also be used as a source of calcium, and its bioavailability is improved tremendously by including vitamin D and magnesium in the supplement. The bioavailability of these calcium chelates are not quoted, but is claimed to be high. Whether or not it is as high as the aspartame is debatable, though it is claimed to be.

Calcium is a very important mineral for human health, and there are several different supplements that can be used. The bioavailability of the calcium is different in each supplement, though the organic forms, calcium aspartate and amino acid calcium chelates appear to be the highest. When looking for a calcium supplement look for one with additional minerals added as mentioned above to help improve absorption and usability by the body.



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Papaya- May Be A Fountain of Youth
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Date: May 31, 2007 02:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Papaya- May Be A Fountain of Youth

Papaya- May Be A Fountain of Youth

 

Seventy years ago, when the Social Security Administration was developed during the Great Depression, age 62 was recognized as average life expectancy. These days, getting older is a whole different ball game. Not only are people living well into their 80s and 90s, they’re living better, too. People well into retirement are mountain biking, kayaking, jogging and hiking, as well as gardening, golfing and attending concerts – sometimes for their first time. Everybody, it seems, is on the go, from ages of 22 to 92.

 

Of course, you don’t have to wait until retirement to start planning for a longer more vibrant life. The best way to ensure happier and longer years ahead is to start young.

Nobody wants to spend retirement in the doctor’s waiting room or have their golden years intruded upon with illnesses or infirmities. And, most importantly, we don’t want to feel 80 years old even though our driver’s license says we are.

These desires and demands are not just wishful thinking. Huge advances in the understanding of how men and women age are being made almost daily. These findings are helping to improve our chances of living long, healthy lives. And, some of the most impressive findings have shown that using nutritional supplements can help – in particular, a specially formulated papaya preparation is able to fight two of the primary reasons we get old – oxidative stress and immune system decline.

This issue of Ask the Doctor is going to share the anti-aging secrets hidden in the papaya and how this tropical fruit may hold the key to a long, vibrant life.

 

Q. Why papaya? What does papaya have that other fruits and vegetables don’t?

A. Not many American moms put a papaya in their kids’ lunch boxes and papaya pie has yet to gain a following. But this tangy tasting fruit is now appearing fairly frequently in the produce departments of most grocery stores and its popularity seems to steadily increase each year.

The papaya’s bright orange flesh is fairly fibrous and very slippery – slicing a peeled papaya is a little like slicing a bar of wet soap. The core is filled with little black seeds that look a lot like caviar. And while eating a papaya will give you a day’s worth of vitamins A and C as well as potassium taking Fermented Papaya Preparation (or FPP) might just give you an additional 30 years of healthy vibrant life.

 

Q. What exactly is Fermented Papaya Preparation (FPP)?

A. It’s a specialized nutritional supplement. Backed by more than 30 studies to date, FPP has been used in Japan for decades. It’s also an extremely popular supplement in France and other parts of Europe. FPP begins with fresh, ripe papayas that are slowly fermented by a natural process that takes several months to complete. The fermented papaya is then dried and ground into a fine powder. This phytonutrient-rich powder can then be sprinkled in the mouth, dissolved, and swallowed.

 

Q. How was FPP developed?

A. Japanese scientists noticed that individuals with higher amounts of papaya in their diets experienced certain health benefits.

Researchers who study aging decided to look at the papaya’s chemistry to see if it might have properties that could contribute to longevity. Several plant chemicals in the papaya showed promise. And when they combined papaya with specific yeasts and traditional Japanese fermentation techniques, FPP was born. This unique substance was then subjected to scientific studies to see its health impact; they determined that FPP is a superior antioxidant, a powerful immune-booster, and one of Japan’s secrets to a long healthy life.

 

Q. How does FPP help people live longer and healthier?

A. While getting older is an indisputable fact of life, aging, per se, is not. We can’t do much about our annual birthdays and we really shouldn’t even if we could. Every age is a cause for celebration and every life experience, both the difficult and the sublime, should be treasured.

However, we don’t have to accept the consequences of aging that can make a mockery of the “Golden Years” - heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, and cancer. Our parents and grandparents and the generations that preceded them might have had little say in how they aged. But we can. We can slow down the harmful effects of aging and FPP can help by reducing oxidative stress and immune system decline.

Additionally, fighting oxidative stress helps people retain their youthful appearance longer. Oxidative damage is the number one factor in facial aging.

 

Q. What exactly does oxidative stress mean and what does it have to do with aging?

A. One theory of aging is that harmful molecules called free radicals wreak havoc in our cells. Many of our body’s normal metabolic processes produce free radicals. For example, free radicals are a normal by-product in the production of ATP (the energy molecule) from glucose. Certain types of white blood cells destroy invading microbes by the production of free radicals. Free radicals are also formed by the many normal enzymatic actions that take place every minute every day.

However, outside sources can also cause free radical formation, as well. If we are exposed to pollutants in the environment, chemicals, additives and preservatives in the food we eat, or even direct sunlight, excess production of free radicals can occur, causing profound damage. This free radical frenzy is called oxidative stress, and is linked to almost every disease of aging including arthritis, heart disease, cataracts, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and cancer. In fact, the reason why these are called diseases of aging is because the longer we are alive, the longer we are subjected to these free radical assaults.

 

Q. How does FPP affect the decline of our immune systems as we age?

A. Our immune systems consist of specialized tissues, organs, and cells, including several different kinds of white blood cells. Each type of white blood cell works in specific ways to keep us healthy and free of disease. They not only stand guard – on the alert for invaders – they can fight and eradicate microbes, too.

However, as we age, our white blood cells become less efficient in keeping viruses and bacteria from infecting us. They often mistake invaders for good guys, like nutrients. As they age, white blood cells may recognize foreign invaders, but be too tired to fight and let them in. This age-associated immune decline also results in single cancer cells being able to “take hold” and grow into tumors. By the time the white blood cells realize their mistake, the cancer is a widespread disease.

That’s why older members of society have more urinary tract infections, more pneumonia, more cases of bacterial meningitis, tuberculosis, herpes zoster, and much more cancer than younger adults do. Moreover, mortality rates for these diseases are often 2-3 times higher among adults than younger people with the same disease.

FPP steps in and takes charge. One kind of white blood cells, the macrophage “eats” and digests bacteria, viral particles, and free radical fragments. Research has shown that FPP helps macrophages work faster and ingest more disease-causing microbes. Scientists have also discovered that FPP increases the production of a chemical protein called interleukin that’s secreted by macrophages. Interleukin plays an important part in wound healing and keeping minor infections from becoming major infections.

Another important immune system cell is the natural killer (NK) cell, a white blood cell that is continually on the prowl for cancer cells. As the immune system ages, NK cells have trouble “seeing” cancer cells. Researchers have discovered that FPP boosts the activity of NK cells. Increased NK cell activity can result in the increased killing of cancer cells as well as cells infected by viruses.

 

Q. How does FPP help protect us from free radical damage?

A. FPP contains unique and powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants are molecules that neutralize free radical damage. Antioxidants do this by donating an extra electron to the free radical without becoming frenzied or worked up into a free radical themselves. Although the antioxidant has donated an electron, it has a more stable “personality” and is less reactive. This action stops the domino effect and ongoing free-radical damage.

If you consider your body a temple, think of free radicals as stealing bricks from your temple’s foundation. FPP acts not only as policeman, but as a builder as well. It doesn’t just stop the theft of bricks; it helps create new ones, keeping the foundation strong and young.

FPP does this by affecting super oxide dimutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GPX), the very genetic pathways that eliminate free radicals from the system. FPP is more than an antioxidant – it doesn’t turn into a pro-oxidant if you happen to take a large dose the way standard antioxidants can. Consider it an “antioxidant plus.”

Since aging is largely determined by how well our bodies can fight oxidative damage, using FPP can slow down the clock as it bolsters natural abilities with its own potent neutralizing activities.

 

Q. What else does science say about FPP?

A. As the subject of over 30 clinical studies, FPP has been shown to inhibit dangerous hydroxyl free radicals. In addition, it is also being considered for its immuno-protective effects.

Researchers and medical professionals have been studying FPP for years, tracking its effect on the immune system and aging. In fact, no less a personage then Dr. Luc Montagnier, co-discover of HIV 1 & 2 virus, has been conducting research on this natural immune booster.

Dr. Montagnier recommends using FPP as part of a tri-therapy (including antibiotics) that reduces the proliferation of the virus and stimulates the immune system. Since FPP has antioxidant and immuno-stimulative properties, it seems like an obvious choice for a combined approach to combating AIDS. Because of the higher free radical production in stage II of HIV infection, Montagnier believes that reducing this oxidative stress at the earliest stage of HIV infection may be a key factor.

In HIV-infected patients, the glutathione system is depressed even at the early stages. As part of a combination treatment, FPP increased the numbers of CF4 lymphocytes helped with weight gain and increased hemoglobin levels.

One scientific study showed the ability of FPP to inhibit dangerous hydroxyl and hydroxyl-like free radicals, while enhancing the production of protective super oxide. Other research by Dr. Lester Packer, a professor of Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University Of Southern California School Of Pharmacy, shows FPP to have natural iron chelating effects and prevents lipid peroxidation.

And, in one randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, patients with cirrhosis of the liver were given FPP or a placebo. The results showed that 81.2% of the patients survived in the FPP group compared to 38.5% of participants in the placebo group.

These studies and many others like it, show that FPP can neutralize the effects of oxidative stress on disease states as well as slowing the normal aging process.

 

Q. So if we can prevent oxidative damage to our cells AND prevent decline in our immune systems, how much longer can we expect to live?

A. Most theories of aging and almost all researchers who study aging claim there IS a limit to how long the human body can remain viable. However, the oldest age achieved so far was 128 by a woman named Ma Pampo who lived in the Dominican Republic. Other notable oldsters include Jeanne Louise Calment of France, who lived to be 121; Elena Slough, of Trenton New Jersey who lived for 114 years and 112-year old Mary Dorothy Christian who lived and died in San Pablo, California.

Right now, Japanese women have the longest life span of any country in the world, with an average life expectancy of 85.93 years. Japanese men live an average 78.87 years. Japan also has more centenarians – people living to age 100 and beyond – than any other country as well. There is no reason why the rest of the world, the USA included, can’t achieve these average life expectancies and, hopefully, even surpass them.

 

Q. Is FPP safe?

A. Yes, it is. Many health-conscious people in Japan and Europe have used FPP for many years as an anti-aging product without any side effects.

 

Q. What is the recommended dosage level of FPP?

A. Dosages of FPP vary depending on individual needs and usage. For basic anti-aging support, 3 grams per day is fine. For additional support, up to 9 grams per day is recommended. To add a boost to your immune system when you need it, start out with 6-9 grams a day for the first 2-3 days (at the beginning of a cold, for example) and then move back down to 3 grams per day.

For individuals looking for optimum immune support, Dr. Montagnier advises morning and evening doses, preferably on an empty stomach.

 

Conclusion

As America’s Baby Boomers turn 65, they are living proof that the milestone is no longer the herald of old age. It’s just one more stepping stone from where we’ve been – to where we are – and on to where we want to go. Using Fermented Papaya Preparation, we can feel younger, look younger and live younger – to a very old age.



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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
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Date: February 28, 2007 12:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

This is a fast paced world. We are all busy; living our full lives, burning the candle at both ends. We all get tired. We all get sick from time to time and maybe even depressed. But the illness called chronic fatigue syndrome is not like the normal ups and downs that we experience in everyday life. People with chronic fatigue syndrome feel overwhelming fatigue, and often pain as well. This is an illness that does not go away with a few good nights’ sleep. It drags on and on and doesn’t resolve itself. It steals vigor and energy over months, and sometimes even years.

In this issue of Ask the Doctor, we will talk about powerful vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs combined in scientifically validated formulas that people with chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia can use every day. These nutrients help address some root problems of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia by restoring energy and health to sufferers.

Q. What is chronic fatigue syndrome?

A. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) also known as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a group of symptoms associated with unrelenting and debilitating fatigue. The profound weakness of CFS causes a persistent and substantial reduction in activity level. You feel too tired to do normal activities or are easily exhausted for no apparent reason.

Besides extreme fatigue, symptoms of CFS include general pain, mental fogginess, flu-like symptoms, and gastrointestinal problems. A list of symptoms includes:

  • -Headache
  • -Frequent infections, such as sinus or respiratory infections, swollen glands, bladder infection or yeast infections
  • -Muscle and join aches
  • -Inability to concentrate or “brain fog”
  • -Allergies to foods and medications
  • -Anxiety and depression
  • -Decreased sex drive

The number of symptoms and the severity of these symptoms can vary among people. The symptoms of CFS hand on or reoccur frequently for more than six months.

Q. Are chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia considered being the same illness?

A. Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a painful shortening of muscles throughout the body. FMS is basically a sleep disorder characterized by many tender knots in the muscles. These tender knots, called tender or trigger points, are a major cause of the achiness that people with fibromyalgia and CFS feel.

Approximately 80 percent of chronic fatigue syndrome patients have received and overlapping diagnosis of fibromyalgia syndrome. For most people, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are the same illness.

Q. What causes chronic fatigue syndrome?

A. There are many causes that can trigger CFS. Current research is looking at the roles of neuroendocrine dysfunction, viruses, environmental toxins, genetic predisposition, food sensitivities, yeast overgrowth, faulty digestion, or a combination of these factors.

For many people, CFS is triggered by a bout with a viral illness (like a cold or the flu), or even a stressful event. CFS is usually a mix of underlying causes. It is like a domino effect in that each problem can trigger another problem, and so on. For example, fatigue and poor sleep can trigger a weakened immune system, which can, in turn, trigger yeast or bacterial infections.

Q. Who gets chronic fatigue syndrome?

A. CFS is more common than you might expect. It strikes people of all ages, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Approximately 800,000 people nationwide have CFS and over six million have fibromyalgia at any given time.

It is important to stress that CFS is a real illness; it is not “just in your head.” Unfortunately, sufferers of CFS may find that many healthcare practitioners discount the symptoms of this illness or misdiagnose it as another disease. This can lead to additional emotional suffering.

Q. How long does chronic fatigue syndrome last?

A. The illness varies greatly in its duration. Some people recover after a year or two. More often, those who recover are more likely to do so three to five years after onset. Yet for some people, the illness seems to simply persist. There are rare cases of spontaneous improvement after five years without undergoing any treatment. However, this is very unusual.

Q. What are the complications of chronic fatigue syndrome?

A. The patterns of CFS vary from individual to individual. However, many common patterns of symptoms are seen in CFS sufferers. These symptoms and problems interact and create new symptoms and problems. For example, infections and disrupted sleep can lead to digestive, hormone, and immune problems.

Infections

The most notorious pattern seen in CFS is the one in which a person suddenly comes down with a flu-like illness that doesn’t go away. These viral or bacterial infections can suppress the body’s master gland, the hypothalamus. Since the hypothalamus controls the other glands, including the adrenals, ovaries, testes, and thyroid, suppression of this gland will lead to a subtle but debilitating decrease in the functioning of all glands and their hormones. Suppressed hypothalamic function from chronic infections can then trigger sleep dysfunction.

Disrupted Sleep

The suppression of the hypothalamus gland can lead to poor sleep because the body confuses its day/night cycles. Because of this, people with CFS have trouble staying in the deep, restorative stages of sleep that “recharge their batteries.”

Poor sleep can cause immune suppression, which may lead to secondary bowel infections. The bowel infections seen in people with CFS can cause decreased absorption of nutrients, which can lead to chronic vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Q. Is there a cure for chronic fatigue syndrome?

A. Treating chronic fatigue syndrome presents a significant challenge to people with CFS and their healthcare practitioners. Recently, a published placebo-controlled study ( of which I was the lead investigator) showed that when using an integrated treatment approach, over 85 percent of CFS and fibromyalgia patients can improve, often dramatically. The full text of this study can be seen at ‘www.endfatigue.com’. An editorial in the April 2002 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Pain Management noted that this treatment, which I developed, is now a highly effective and excellent part of the standard of practice for treatment of fibromyalgia. Since this treatment addresses many different problems associated with CFS/FMS, it needs to be individualized to each patient.

Medical Treatments

Medications that provide symptom relief are frequently the first line of treatment chosen by healthcare practitioners for the person with CFS. These include medications for pain, sleep disturbances; digestive problems such as nausea, depression and anxiety, and flu-like symptoms.

However, medications have not been universally successful because they tent to put a bandage on symptoms instead of addressing the root problems. Because of this, medications may need to be supplemented by the other supportive therapies that can address the root problems.

Supportive Treatments

People with CFS/FMS may be depressed, given the catastrophic lifestyle disruption these diseases may cause. They may also feel guilt and frustration because their symptoms were not taken seriously for such a long time. Fear can be a factor as employment and family relationships may be jeopardized by this illness.

Therapies that help people to relax and improve coping skills may be helpful and include counseling for emotional and mental health, cognitive behavioral therapy, sleep management therapy, and massage.

Daily Nutritional Supplementation for Energy

Good overall nutrition is important for everyone, of course. However, there are several vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that can have powerful nutritional effects for a person with CFS. All of the vitamins and minerals in a chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia formula should work together synergistically to help improve energy levels and overall health. Here are some key nutrients to look for in an energy formula:

Vitamins, Minerals & Other Key Ingredients

Vitamin A: Essential for healthy skin and mucous membrane integrity, healthy immune system responses and healthy bone growth and healthy reproductive processes. Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene is an antioxidant and free radical fighter. Vitamin E: Helps to relieve pain in CFS patients. Can also improve night leg cramps, which interferes with sleep.

Vitamin C: Enhances immune function by increasing natural killer cells, B and T cells. Can prevent chronic bladder infections by acidifying urine.

Vitamin D: Regulates immune functions of monocytes and neutrophils. Neutraphils are white blood cells that ingest invasive bacteria, and act as the first line of defense once bacteria makes it past the skin barrier.

Magnesium: Involved with immune support. Working with malic acid, enhances immune function by increasing natural killer cells. Magnesium is also critical for the relief of muscle pain.

Inositol: Enhances immune function by increasing natural killer cells.

Malic Acid: Working with magnesium, improves energy levels by improving cellular functions. Especially important in muscle metabolism.

Betaine: Works with B vitamins to synthesize amino acids, and acts as a precursor to SAM-e. SAM-e (S-adenosylmethionine) is a naturally-occurring molecule in the body, and may have an effect on overall mood elevation.

Amino Acids: Glycine, Serine, Taurine, Tyrosine are essential for the production of energy in the body. Also essential for brain function.

Zinc: Supports the immune system by enhancing neutrophils activity and supporting healthy antigen-antibody binding.

Selenium: Supports immune function by enhancing antibody production.

Fructooligosaccharides: Provides nutrition for good bacteria in the intestinal tract, improving digestion and healthy microflora.

All of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutritional supplements on the list are important to ensure recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome. To ensure that your nutritional supplement regimen contains all of these ingredients, look for a powdered supplement formulated specifically for CFS/FMS sufferers that can be reconstituted in a beverage of your choice. A powdered drink mix is a pleasant, easy way to ensure that you are taking all of the needed vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that will give you the needed energy to recover from your illness.

B Vitamin Complex for Energy

In addition to the powdered energy drink mix, it is important that you also take a vitamin B-complex supplement specifically formulated for people with CFS/FMS. The B vitamin formula, which should include niacinamide, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, and choline, is especially important to restore the energy production needs of your body, as well as for mental function. It is also important to make sure that the dosages are high enough CFS/FMS needs. The chart in the next column lists the B vitamins that are critical for people suffering from CFS/FMS.

B Vitamins Effect on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Studies have demonstrated that people with CFS/FMS are often deficient in many of the B vitamins, which tends to worsen their symptoms of fatigue and mental “fogginess” and ultimately lead to a weakened immune system.

B vitamins - Effect on Energy

Thiamine (B1) - Essential in the process of energy production. This vitamin also removes lactic acid from muscles, which causes them to be sore in fibromyalgia patients.

Riboflavin (B2) - Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is crucial in the production of body energy. Supports healthy gluthathione reductase activity, which helps maintain gluthathione, a major protector against free radical damage. Vitamin B2 itself also has antioxidant qualities.

Niacinamide(B3) - Essential vitamin that is a component of the body’s energy furnace, helping to improve fatigue and “brain fog”.

Pantothenic Acid (B5) - This vitamin improves adrenal gland function, which will boost energy levels. It can also aid in weight loss by decreasing appetite.

Vitamin B6 - Working along with thiamine, this vitamin is critical in the process of energy production.

Vitamin B12 - Important for brain function and nerve repair. Aids in relieving fatigue symptoms in CFS patients. Folic Acid - Aids in strengthening the immune system, and aids in mental clarity and concentration.

Q. What other supplements can help me with CFS?

A. Many people with CFS/FMS are suffering from adrenal burnout. Adrenal burnout occurs when the adrenal glands are constantly producing cortisol in response to chronic stress like that seen in cases of CFS. Over time, this exhausts the adrenal reserve, meaning the adrenal gland can no longer increase cortisol production in response to stress.

The good news is that changes in our hormone levels can return to normal when stress is decreased. However, in cases of CFS that return to normal can be made much simpler by using a glandular therapy regimen to ensure healthy cortisol levels and adrenal function.

Glandular therapy uses the concentrated forms of bovine (cow) or porcine (pig) glands to improve the health of our glands. Pioneers in the field of endocrinology (the study of hormones) hypothesized that glandular extracts work by providing nutrients the body lacks and thus repairing the malfunctioning gland.

Adrenal Extract

If CFS has left your adrenal glands in a stressed-out state, you should see great results by taking adrenal supplements. Be sure to buy an adrenal extract supplement that contains both whole adrenal and adrenal cortex extracts.

The best adrenal supplement should also contain vitamin C, vitamin B6, L-tyrosine, betaine, pantothenic acid and licorice. Licorice contains glycyrrhizin, which is broken down into glycyrrhizic or glycyrrhetinic acid. This compound inhibits the activity of an enzyme that turns active cortisol into inactive cortisol. While in high amounts (greater than 100 mg of glycyrrhizic acid/day), licorice administration causes hypertension, no such effects have been observed at lower doses. Experts have speculated that inhibition of the cortisol-converting enzyme may reduce cortisol-related symptoms associated with adrenal insufficiency. The adrenal glands use these nutrients to manufacture cortisone and other compounds. It just makes sense to purchase an adrenal supplement with these supportive ingredients.

The Road to Recovery-Adequate Sleep

Disordered sleep is the underlying process that drives many of the symptoms of CFS/FMS. The most effective way to eliminate pain in CFS/FMS is to get seven to nine hours of deep sleep each night.

However, getting adequate sleep is easier said than done for CFS sufferers with underlying fibromyalgia symptoms. The muscle knots of fibromyalgia make it uncomfortable to lie in one position for an extended time, causing difficulty in returning to deep sleep. Because of this, people with CFS/FMS do not stay in deep stages of sleep to recharge their “batteries.” In addition, poor sleep can cause and be caused by the suppression of the hypothalamus gland, which causes the brain to think it is daytime instead of night time.

It may be helpful to use herbal products to promote good quality sleep. There are many natural supplements that are marketed as sleep formulas. To get the best results, it is very important that the right ingredients are in the sleep formula you buy. Therefore, it is important to look for an herbal sleep formula that is especially formulated for people with CFS/FMS. The combination of herbs is important as each herb addresses a different aspect of sleeplessness and muscle tension.

Ingredients - Effect on Sleep

Wild Lettuce - Has been found to have sedative effects.

Hops - Acts as mild sedative and has a sleep-inducing effect. Jamaica Dogwood Has been found to be mildly sedative and is often used for anxiousness.

L-Theanine - Causes significant increases of neurotransimitter concentrations in the brain, which promotes muscle relaxion and improves sleep.

Valerian - This herb has been clinically studied for its ability to improve sleep quality.

Passionflower - This herb eases nervousness and insomnia.

Putting It All Together

After a good night’s rest, a powdered energy drink mix formulated for people with CFS/FMS should be drunk along with a well-balanced breakfast as discussed earlier. In addition to the nutritional beverage mix, a vitamin B complex supplement designed specifically for CFS sufferers, also discussed earlier, containing niacinamide, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, and choline, should be taken every morning. The nutritional drink mix and the vitamin B complex supplement will ensure that your body has all the vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other nutrients, to combat your overwhelming fatigue, pain, and “brain fog.” Taking a daily adrenal supplement, like the one discussed earlier, will provide the much-needed (and often depleted) nutrients your body may be lacking, and help you recover lost energy.

Together, these four interventions: sleep formula; morning energy drink; energy B complex supplement; and an adrenal complex- can make an incredible difference that you should begin to notice within 2-3 weeks of starting this program.

Conclusion

Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia are complex physical diseases with physical causes. The unrelenting symptoms of fatigue, pain, and mental fogginess can be overwhelming and frightening. Partnering with a healthcare practitioner specializing in CFS and utilizing different medical treatments, supportive therapies, and lifestyle changes are healthy ways to combat chronic fatigue syndrome. And taking nutritional supplements formulated specifically for people with CMS/FMS that help boost energy or help you get a good night’s sleep can give you critical control over the outcome of your illness and set you on the road to recovery.



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