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Elderberry Immune Blend - The Power of Sambucus Darrell Miller 2/17/20
Here is why cannabis oil is being used more and more in beauty products Darrell Miller 5/8/19
8 Health Hazards Caused by Lack of Vitamin D Darrell Miller 2/27/19
6 Ways to Use Coconut Oil This Winter for Awesome Hair and Skin Darrell Miller 1/12/19
Mushrooms and turmeric may help to ward off winter infections Darrell Miller 12/15/18
7 superfoods to boost immunity during cold and flu season Darrell Miller 1/26/18
What To Eat (And Avoid) For Better Skin This Winter Darrell Miller 12/5/17
Chestnut Benefits for the Brain, Bones, Heart & More Darrell Miller 10/31/17
Why you need essential oils in your household for the fall and winter season Darrell Miller 10/14/17
Not all Vitamins are equal – D3 is better than D2, research finds Darrell Miller 7/11/17
Amazing Essential Oils for Chronic Pain Relief Darrell Miller 5/26/17
The Best Home Remedy For Sinus Infection!! Darrell Miller 5/23/17
How much sun is good for our health? Darrell Miller 3/12/17
How much sun is good for our health? Darrell Miller 3/12/17
Six immune-building foods and herbs you need to consume to stay healthy Darrell Miller 3/3/17
How to grow garlic from a single clove Darrell Miller 2/24/17
HOW TO STAY WARM IN THE WINTER ON A RAW FOOD DIET Darrell Miller 2/9/17
Health: Top 7 fruits rich in vitamin C Darrell Miller 1/21/17
3 Ways to Naturally Beat Wintertime Depression Darrell Miller 1/14/17
Vitamin D and folic acid can help deal with depression Darrell Miller 1/8/17
The 7 best supplements to boost your immunity Darrell Miller 1/8/17
Five Common Diseases Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency Darrell Miller 1/7/17
Fight your sickness by making your own DIY all-natural cough syrup Darrell Miller 12/29/16
How Eating Mushrooms Helps You Stay Healthy Darrell Miller 12/15/16
Five ways to avoid germs while traveling Darrell Miller 12/6/16
Daylight saving time could increase depression Darrell Miller 11/9/16
Health experts share the top home remedies for fighting a cold Darrell Miller 11/5/16
Can Ivy (Hedra helix) Support Healthy Airways And Lungs? Darrell Miller 4/19/14
Wintergreen Oil- Used For Pain, Arthritis, Headaches and More Darrell Miller 2/26/14
Ashwagandha Darrell Miller 2/15/12
Juniper Berries Darrell Miller 9/4/09
Birch Darrell Miller 8/21/09
Barley Grass Darrell Miller 5/14/09
Vitamin C Darrell Miller 3/13/09
Vitamin D Darrell Miller 11/25/08
Hoodia Extract And Appetite Darrell Miller 9/26/08
Tryptophan Darrell Miller 7/3/08
Ashwagandha Darrell Miller 6/2/08
10 Top Winter Cold & Flu Supplements Darrell Miller 1/14/08
Elderberry Can Boost The Immune System In The Winter Darrell Miller 12/3/07
Here’s How to Minimize Your Childs Sick Days Darrell Miller 11/22/07
NAC could be the ultimate flu and cold fighter this winter Darrell Miller 11/7/07
Build Healthier Skin With Antioxidant Rich Skin Moisturizing Lotions Darrell Miller 11/2/07
Cold Liver Oil Liquid – Lemon Flavor Darrell Miller 6/2/07
Wellness Fizz - Fast-Acting Immune Defense Darrell Miller 2/26/07
EczeMate from Source Naturals Darrell Miller 8/1/06
Spring Cleaning with these botanical cleansers Darrell Miller 2/27/06
D 1000IU New Peppermint Flavor "D" Lightful taste Darrell Miller 12/30/05
Pure Organic Cocoa Powder Darrell Miller 12/6/05
Graviola 500mg Darrell Miller 12/6/05



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Elderberry Immune Blend - The Power of Sambucus
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Date: February 17, 2020 04:39 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Elderberry Immune Blend - The Power of Sambucus

People need effective immune support every day. ViraPro can make all the difference by providing key immune vitamins and minerals well known for their effectiveness, along with clinically studied Haschberg Austrian Elderberry, freeze-dried to preserve all the beneficial nutrients from the entire berry, to support a healthy immune system.*

Whether your customers need daily proactive support or extra nutrients for an effetive, 7-day regimen, ViraPro provides an elderberry immune blend for optimal benefits.*

ViraPro's elderberry immune blend:

  • Haschberg Austrian Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra): Clinically Studied, freeze-dried, and standarized for anthocyanins, which support a strong immune response.*
  • Vitamin A a retinyl acetate: For healthy immune system function, retinyl acetate is superior to beta-carotene.*
  • Vitamin C: This essential nutrient is well known for immune benefits throughout the body.*
  • Vitamin D: Research suggests that people with sufficient vitamin D levels have more robust immune system.*
  • Vitamin E, included in ViraPro with the full family of tocopherols, is a powerful nutrient for immune system support.*
  • Zinc: Supports the immune activity of the thymus gland, the master gland of the immune system.*
  • Selenium: works with magnesium to keep the immune system healthy.*

ViraPro is a great supplement to support a healthy immune response especially in the Winter months when sickness is the worst!.

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Here is why cannabis oil is being used more and more in beauty products
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Date: May 08, 2019 03:52 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Here is why cannabis oil is being used more and more in beauty products





Cannabis oil is increasingly being used in health products. Political decisions have made it easier to research cannabis. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive drug that is found in the cannabis plant with only a little amount of THC, which is the ingredient that is known to make people high in marijuana. Studies have shown that CBD can actually help those dealing with acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, and dry skin due to it's ability to lessen sebum production.

Key Takeaways:

  • The writer ponders over the fact that the recreational use of cannabis is a criminal activity yet it is used extensively in oils, serums, masks, and moisturizers.
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) products are having a huge impact on the market because recent legislative changes have allowed them to experiment more on the benefits of cannabis.
  • Cannabidiol oil, according to experts, is a non-psychoactive compound in the hemp plant and it is extracted from the seeds and leaves.

"“Cannabis, which until not too long ago was taboo, has now started to emerge as a significant element in the medical and wellness sectors,” says Hugh Winters, CEO of Australian skincare company MGC Derma."

Read more: https://www.lep.co.uk/health/here-is-why-cannabis-oil-is-being-used-more-and-more-in-beauty-products-1-9719868

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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6 Ways to Use Coconut Oil This Winter for Awesome Hair and Skin
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Date: January 12, 2019 08:38 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 6 Ways to Use Coconut Oil This Winter for Awesome Hair and Skin





As the Winter season comes around, some people really start to worry about their hair and skin. For some, it is hard to maintain their hair when it gets cold. When it is really cold outside, the hair on some individuals reacts in a different way. This can be really hard for people. Also, skin is another thing that can be affected. Now, studies are showing that coconut oil can be the thing that fixes this issue for some people.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many people report to use oil as a way to fortify their hair and skin on a daily basis.
  • Taking care of your body is really important when it comes to hair and skin as this can make you look younger.
  • Studies have shown that coconut oil actually is very beneficial for hair and skin care.

"Sure, you can lather on creams and conditioners but what you really want to do is to feed your skin and your hair with a high nutrient, moisturizing, and protecting compound that will give it shine, body, silkiness, and life."

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/use-coconut-oil-this-Winter-awesome-hair-skin/

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Mushrooms and turmeric may help to ward off winter infections
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Date: December 15, 2018 10:22 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Mushrooms and turmeric may help to ward off Winter infections





During the winter season, most people are more prone to getting sick. That is just how it works. It is cold and windy and during this time period, people are catching sicknesses more easily. This has been the way of the world for a long period of time. However, there is hope from doctors that natural methods can lower the chances of you getting an infection. Mushrooms are one method while turmeric is another one that can help avoid these things.

Key Takeaways:

  • Tumeric is a root that contains a bioactive compound called curcumin that fights inflammation.
  • Mushrooms contain a variety of vitamins, including B vitamins, potassium, copper and selenium and are also high in fiber and protein.
  • Mushrooms are also a prebiotic, which means they keep your intestines healthy and functioning well.

"Channeling this frustration, I dove into the realm of holistic health and learned about two of the most potently regarded immune-boosters — turmeric and mushrooms."

Read more: http://www.thegauntlet.ca/mushrooms-and-turmeric-may-help-to-ward-off-winter-infections/

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7 superfoods to boost immunity during cold and flu season
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Date: January 26, 2018 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 superfoods to boost immunity during cold and flu season





There is some wisdom in feeding a cold. During this winter season we need to watch what we eat and make sure we put in the right things. Soup is a good place to start. You can get that good variety and make sure there are enough vitamin containing veggies in there to help fight those diseases. Add some garlic to help boost even more. Green tea is perfect to help with inflammation and add honey as a natural antibiotic and you can help fix that sore throat.

Key Takeaways:

  • Soup is a great way to start off, letting you load it up with vitamins and minerals thanks to veggies
  • Honey is great to add to your diet thanks to its throat coating and antibacterial abilities
  • Eating yogurt can aid with adding good bacteria to your body and help fight the bad ones that may invade.

"Green tea is known as a solid wonder food, but it’s the catechins in it that solidify it as an important part of an immunity-boosting diet."

Read more: https://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/7-superfoods-to-boost-immunity

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What To Eat (And Avoid) For Better Skin This Winter
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Date: December 05, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What To Eat (And Avoid) For Better Skin This Winter





Winter is a very bad time of the year for our skin. While there are different creams and moisturizers that can help, diet can also play a role in helping our skin. There are certain vitamins and minerals that have an effect on avoiding certain skin conditions. Eating foods that our healthy for the stomach and lungs will have an effect on skin. Eating a diet high in fiber also helps to flush out toxins. Drinking pure water or green tea can also be beneficial. Some things to avoid that will have a negative effect on skin include dairy, bread, cake, caffeine, and alcohol.

Key Takeaways:

  • Food can keep your skin hydrated -- you don't need to depend on creams.
  • Vitamins A, C, and E are important for keeping your skin nice in the winter.
  • The best thing you can do for your skin is drink a lot of water.

"We talked to expert nutritionists, dietitians, and dermatologists to get the lowdown on what we should be stocking our fridges and pantries with for an immaculate complexion."

Read more: https://nylon.com/how-to-eat-your-way-to-better-skin

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Chestnut Benefits for the Brain, Bones, Heart & More
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Date: October 31, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Chestnut Benefits for the Brain, Bones, Heart & More





Chestnuts offer some very amazing benefits for the brain as well as the heart and much more. As the temperatures get a bit colder, there is nothing better than picking up a chestnut treat from a local vendor and eating. Chestnuts are a very big part of the Winter season and they offer so many benefits to the human body. They help to improve digestion and they also help to make your bones a lot stronger.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chestnuts have been proven to protect your heart, boost brain and bone health, promote regularity and improve digestion.
  • Just 10 chestnut kernels crams a whopping 50% of the manganese you need for your daily vitamin intake, along with 2.7g of protein.
  • Chestnuts are more of a starchy type of nut as opposed to most nuts that have a higher fat and oil content.

"Chestnuts have a mildly sweet taste and can easily be added to a variety of different dishes."

Read more: https://draxe.com/chestnut/

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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

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Not all Vitamins are equal – D3 is better than D2, research finds
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Date: July 11, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Not all Vitamins are equal – D3 is better than D2, research finds





Not every single vitamin is created equal. The vitamin known as D3 turns out to be better than D2 and research can back this up. Researchers took a look at the health benefits of of veggie containing Vitamin D2 and D3, that is provided by animals. Research done from the University of Surrey found that D3 is 2 times better for you than D2. Vitamin D is very important for our bodies and not to be underestimated.

Key Takeaways:

  • Health authorities are being urged to change their advance on vitamin D after new research found animal sources such as eggs and oily fish are much better for you than vegetable sources
  • Those who consume D3 through fish, eggs or vitamin D3 containing supplements are twice as more likely to raise their vitamin D status
  • Researchers examined the vitamin D levels of 335 South Asian and white European women over two consecutive winter periods, a time when the nutrient is known to be lacking in the body

"Research from the University of Surrey found that D3 is twice as good for you as D2."

Read more: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/health/not-vitamins-equal-d3-better-d2-research-finds/

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Amazing Essential Oils for Chronic Pain Relief
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Date: May 26, 2017 11:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Amazing Essential Oils for Chronic Pain Relief





Essential oils have taken the medical world by storm as a homeopathic remedy to life's aches and pains. They can come in a variety of scents including wintergreen, spruce, lavender and ginger. Each of these varieties contain different perks that help boost the effectiveness of their use. Each of these oils has shown in studies to help reduce pain and those that use them actively support them fully. Massage them into your skin, add them to your bath, their uses are many.

Read more: Amazing Essential Oils for Chronic Pain Relief

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The Best Home Remedy For Sinus Infection!!
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Date: May 23, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Best Home Remedy For Sinus Infection!!





Sinus infections are not pleasant and can be hard to deal with. You can feel pressure in your head. It can be painful. You can also experience drainage. There are many over the counter meds for this but if you want to avoid the drugs you can try this home remedy. It is the best for such an infection. It will help you feel better faster in a safe way which wouldn't be hard for anyone to achieve.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndbXnupKE64&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • sinus inflammation accompanied by wheezing and headaches are common in Winter
  • one small cup of honey and lemon juice and some radishes and purple onions and six garlic cloves
  • blend and stir mixture and refridgerate. adults take 2 tbsp to treat sinus infections

"The best thing about it is you do not need much time or money."

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How much sun is good for our health?
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Date: March 12, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How much sun is good for our health?





With cases of vitamin D deficiency on the rise, many are asking how much sun they should be getting in order to keep their levels up naturally. According to researchers, ten to twenty minutes is enough in the spring or summer, but nearly two hours is needed daily in the Winter to meet our bodies’ needs. Then there is the question of the risk of skin cancers. Scientists have been trying to find an easy way to avoid these problems while allowing people to get the vitamin D they need. Unfortunately, this is a tricky problem.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers have estimated the duration of solar radiation exposure required in order to obtain the recommended doses of vitamin D.
  • Every year, studies on the benefits of sunbathing in moderate doses are interspersed with those that confirm the risks of doing it excessively.
  • While in spring and summer 10 to 20 minutes in the sun are enough, in the Winter months almost two hours would be needed

"Although ultraviolet (UV) solar radiation contributes to the development of sun erythema, cancer and aging of the skin, it also reduces blood pressure."



Reference:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170308083938.htm

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How much sun is good for our health?
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Date: March 12, 2017 11:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How much sun is good for our health?





With cases of vitamin D deficiency on the rise, many are asking how much sun they should be getting in order to keep their levels up naturally. According to researchers, ten to twenty minutes is enough in the spring or summer, but nearly two hours is needed daily in the Winter to meet our bodies’ needs. Then there is the question of the risk of skin cancers. Scientists have been trying to find an easy way to avoid these problems while allowing people to get the vitamin D they need. Unfortunately, this is a tricky problem.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers have estimated the duration of solar radiation exposure required in order to obtain the recommended doses of vitamin D.
  • Every year, studies on the benefits of sunbathing in moderate doses are interspersed with those that confirm the risks of doing it excessively.
  • While in spring and summer 10 to 20 minutes in the sun are enough, in the Winter months almost two hours would be needed

"Although ultraviolet (UV) solar radiation contributes to the development of sun erythema, cancer and aging of the skin, it also reduces blood pressure."



Reference:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170308083938.htm

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Six immune-building foods and herbs you need to consume to stay healthy
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Date: March 03, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Six immune-building foods and herbs you need to consume to stay healthy





If you're looking for ways to prevent Winter colds and the flu, your first step should be a visit to your local grocery store. Feeding your body certain foods may help to keep your immune system running strong. Plan your meals to include the following powerful immune system boosters. You may increase everyone’s chances of fending off those Winter bugs before they get sick.

Key Takeaways:

  • Usually, your immune system does an excellent job of protecting your body against disease-causing microbes.
  • However, sometimes bacteria or viruses can slip past your body’s defense line and make you sick.
  • Iron plays a crucial role in the cytokine-mediated immune response. Too little of this vital trace element can cause inflammation.

"Usually, your immune system does an excellent job of protecting your body against disease-causing microbes. However, sometimes bacteria or viruses can slip past your body’s defense line."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/2017-02-28-six-immune-building-foods-and-herbs-you-need-to-consume-to-stay-healthy.html

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How to grow garlic from a single clove
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Date: February 24, 2017 11:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to grow garlic from a single clove





There is a way to grow garlic from a single clove. Garlic has been used for various purposes since ancient times. It was once described as being a cure for many different medical conditions. Over the years, science has actually backed up many of his claims. It can help to lower your cholesterol and also lower your blood pressure.

Key Takeaways:

  • While garlic is one of the world’s most potent foods, the Chinese bulbs are covered with harmful chemicals to prevent sprouting, kill insects and whiten the bulbs for a more appealing look.
  • While there are many garlic varieties to choose from, Natural Living Ideas recommends starting with Elephant garlic, which produces a mild-flavored bulb that even kids can stomach. On the other hand, if you live in a colder climate, hard neck types are the way to go.
  • When the leaves appear withered and pale, it’s time to harvest the bulbs. Loosen the soil, gently pull them out with a digging fork, wash them with water, and let them dry in the sun.

"While the optimal planting time to produce beautiful, large bulbs is fall, just after the first frost has passed, cloves can also be planted in late Winter or early spring."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/2017-02-19-how-to-grow-garlic-from-a-single-clove.html

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





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

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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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Health: Top 7 fruits rich in vitamin C
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Date: January 21, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health: Top 7 fruits rich in vitamin C





A glass of orange juice or a glass and strawberry shake, both the drinks are packed with high quantity of Vitamin C, one of the most important vitamins required to boost the body’s metabolism. Vitamin C has the power to fight cold and flu and boost immunity. Found mostly in fruits and vegetables, Vitamin C is therefore recommended for daily consumption during Winter season.

Key Takeaways:

  • A glass of orange juice or a glass and strawberry shake, both the drinks are packed with high quantity of Vitamin C, one of the most important vitamins.
  • A glass of orange juice or one whole orange, the fruit can be consumed in any form for Vitamin C intake.
  • Strawberries are the tastiest berries loaded with all vital nutrients including Vitamin C.

""Vitamin C has the power to fight cold and flu and boost immunity.""



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.mid-day.com/articles/food-top-7-fruits-rich-in-vitamin-c-health-lifestyle-news/17903169&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNECyXyOlIW3xmB3KfBFP3OkL2ixdQ

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3 Ways to Naturally Beat Wintertime Depression
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Date: January 14, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 3 Ways to Naturally Beat Wintertime Depression





The Winter weather got you down? Here are 3 sure fire ways to help you get out of that funk. Featured in this article are 3 very easy ways to beat the Wintertime blues. Even better news, they cost almost nothing. Very informative with real world examples from the author this post is a definite must read to trick our bodies from going into mental hibernation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Wintertime depression is a form of depression that occurs during the Winter months. In my experience, it is generally caused by a lack of natural light, poor food choices and not enough physical activity.
  • Living in rhythm with the sun is critically important to a long and healthy life.
  • One thing the pharmaceutical industry will never tell you is that even a short workout may be just as helpful in treating depression as a little pill.

"If you suffer from Wintertime depression, make sure you are eating two servings of vegetables and one fruit with each meal. Yes, this means two servings of vegetables even with your breakfast. If you can get your nine servings daily of vegetables and fruits hopefully you will be too full to even think about eating sugar or processed foods."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//kutv.com/features/studio-guests/3-ways-to-naturally-beat-Wintertime-depression&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNF7igoaqgXjQV2FrbynTI1m8dVA2Q

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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



Reference:

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

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The 7 best supplements to boost your immunity
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Date: January 08, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The 7 best supplements to boost your immunity





Having a high immunity can protect you from sicknesses or disease. Having a high immune system is very important, especially as you get older. Importantly there are many supplements to boost the immune system. Probiotics are just one example of a supplement to boost immune function. Read on for more supplements.

Key Takeaways:

  • In addition to eating healthy, getting plenty of sleep and maintain good hygiene, nutritional supplements are an additional way to boost your immune system this Winter.
  • Fruits like elderberry, herbs, and raw flavors like garlic and ginger have healthy effects on the body and allow you to fight illness.
  • Probiotics, minerals like zinc, and vitamin C are found in many foods and studies have found these supplements to have helpful effects in keeping colds and other illnesses at bay.

"Arm yourself with tried-and-true options—proven cold busters effective in clobbering germs that might otherwise turn you into a sniveling, sneezing mess—and check out some newly emerging star players that have been drawing attention lately for their potential cold- and flu-fighting cred."



Reference:

//www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/supplements/7-best-supplements-boost-your-immunity

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Five Common Diseases Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency
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Date: January 07, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Five Common Diseases Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency





By now, most people know that vitamin D is essential for good bone health. What many people don’t know, however, is that this nutrient plays a major role in preventing many more common illnesses. Influenza and asthma are more common during Winter months because we get less vitamin D. Arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and cancer have also been linked to be more prevalent when there is a vitamin D deficiency.

Key Takeaways:

  • The risk of influenza is the highest during the Winter season because the exposure to sun and ultraviolet B rays is low.
  • For this reason, the amount of vitamin D in the body is reduced.
  • The studies point out that vitamin D strengthens and boosts the immune system and prevents colds and flu.

"When there is a deficiency of vitamin D in your body, you are at risk of some bone abnormalities."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.healthyfoodelements.com/five-common-diseases-linked-vitamin-d-deficiency/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGmTIrpw-X6mQv_OF6q2m0uWtVZRA

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Fight your sickness by making your own DIY all-natural cough syrup
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Date: December 29, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fight your sickness by making your own DIY all-natural cough syrup





Most people get sick during the Winter months although it's not the cold weather that actually makes you sick. People don't go out as much during the Winter and are around others more which makes it easier for the bacteria and viruses to spread. Eating healthy, drinking enough filtered water and getting enough exercise are among some of the things you can do to keep your body healthy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Most germs that cause the common cold spread more quickly in cold, dry air.
  • Furthermore, during the Winter months, people spend more time indoors and closer to each other, which makes it easier for the bacteria and viruses to spread.
  • Of course, there are a few things you can do to prevent sickness in the first place. Keeping up your healthy eating habits, boosting your immune system, drinking enough filtered water during the day, washing your hands regularly, eating wholesome foods, and getting an adequate amount of exercise and sleep are all good examples of how to keep your body healthy and clean.

"Most germs that cause the common cold spread more quickly in cold, dry air. Furthermore, during the Winter months, people spend more time indoors and closer to each other, which makes it easier for the bacteria and viruses to spread."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/2016-12-22-fight-your-sickness-by-making-your-own-diy-all-natural-cough-syrup.html

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How Eating Mushrooms Helps You Stay Healthy
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Date: December 15, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Eating Mushrooms Helps You Stay Healthy





Want to stay lean and healthy this Winter? Well you should think about adding mushrooms into your diet. These fungi have much to offer. Fiber, protein, and vitamins, all things your body needs and craves. It is time to add them into your diet today, there is no need to wait any longer.

Key Takeaways:

  • Mushrooms are an edible fungus that not only taste great, but also have several health-related benefits associated with it.
  • According to the nutritionists, mushrooms have a miraculous impact on several health issues like cholesterol, high blood pressure, and anaemia.
  • Read on to learn more about these health benefits and easy ways to include mushrooms in your diet.

"Mushroom is an edible fungus that not only tastes great, but also has several health-related benefits associated with it."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//asianetindia.com/how-eating-mushrooms-helps-you-stay-healthy/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHWvjI0s36XiraMCGjAAf8iPi4AMA

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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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Daylight saving time could increase depression
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Date: November 09, 2016 02:49 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Daylight saving time could increase depression





Setting our clocks back every Winter can have its benefits, like gaining an extra hour of sleep. However, a recent study has revealed that gaining an extra hour could also lead to depression due to it getting dark an hour earlier in the evening. Psychiatric hospitals in Denmark reported over a 17-year period, 11 percent of new cases decreased after the time change. Dr. Oexman has recommended that we decrease how much alcohol or caffeine we drink this weekend in order to keep our circadian rhythms in check.

Key Takeaways:

  • Depression cases at psychiatric hospitals in Denmark increased immediately after the transition from daylight saving time, the study says.
  • An analysis of 185,419 severe depression diagnoses from 1995 to 2012 showed an 11% increase during this time period. The cases dissipated gradually after 10 weeks.
  • Researchers from the departments of psychiatry and political science at the universities of Aarhus, Copenhagen and Stanford were well aware of the negative effects associated with daylight saving time, such as the increased heart attacks and stroke risk.

"Depression cases at psychiatric hospitals in Denmark increased immediately after the transition from daylight saving time, the study says."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/11/04/health/fall-back-time-transition-depression/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_health+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Health%29

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Health experts share the top home remedies for fighting a cold
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Date: November 05, 2016 01:49 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health experts share the top home remedies for fighting a cold



Cold season is rushing upon us quickly and now is the perfect time for you to learn the remedies that will keep you protected against illness. Why spend all Winter sick and in the bed when the top cold fighting remedies are shared with you here? This article has the top information that you need.

Key Takeaways:

  • Because cold viruses are immune to antibiotics, it's possible some non-medical assistance could assist cold-sufferers in their quest to get over a cold, or shorten its duration.
  • Common sense solutions include, getting bed rest, hydrating, taking hot showers and gargling with salt, especially useful for raw throats.
  • Two natural items that may also combat the cold virus and its effects are garlic and echinacea.

"If you feel the first signs of a scratchy throat, Jeannie Kim, executive deputy editor, recommends a salt-water gargle."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/055840_cold_symptoms_natural_remedies_immune_booster.html


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Can Ivy (Hedra helix) Support Healthy Airways And Lungs?
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Date: April 19, 2014 05:48 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Ivy (Hedra helix) Support Healthy Airways And Lungs?

Respiratory tract

ivyThe fact is that we cannot live without oxygen. Our respiratory tract acts as the link or rather the airway between the outside environment and our lungs. This explains why it is of much importance to ensure optimum health for our respiratory tract. The respiratory system being very sensitive, our lung health is largely enforced by the cilia, which keeps bacteria, dust particles and viruses at bay.

Benefits of ivy

Ivy (Hedra helix) is a plant that has been clinically proven an excellent cough medicine especially for those with asthma or bronchitis.

The Ivy leaf extract has various modes of action.

As an expectorant. This mode of action acts in that it helps bring mucus up from the lungs. This ensures that there are minimal problem ingredients entering the lungs.

As a mucolytic.This means it, helps dissolve mucus. Some types of coughs thicken mucus leading to blocked tracts.

As a bronchial dilator. This means that the medicine helps in opening up the air passageway for easier breathing.

The Ivy leaf extract has been termed as a solution to painful coughing though it does not really block out the action. Through the mucolytic action, it dissolves the mucus thus easing constriction. As opposed to other solutions, the Ivy is tolerable to children thus making it suitable for both adults and children. Most importantly, it works efficiently with all age groups.

Where it grows. The Ivy can be described as a climbing plant, evergreen and fast growing. It grows in woodland and hedgerows especially in Winter gardens. It is not a threat to healthy trees and requires regular trimming to avoid it becoming too heavy. In a close up, lung health is paramount for easier and safe breathing. Ivy leaf extract is a medicine that we count can on for excellent results. If pregnant or nursing, consult health care practitioner before use.

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Wintergreen Oil- Used For Pain, Arthritis, Headaches and More
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Date: February 26, 2014 09:06 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Wintergreen Oil- Used For Pain, Arthritis, Headaches and More

What is Wintergreen

Wintergreen plantWintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) is in the heather family of organic plants and is local to North America. It is a little evergreen herb that develops just something like 6 inches high with thin crawling stems. It has hanging white blossoms which are accompanied via red berries. Local Americans used to bite the stems to build respiratory limit. Early American pilgrims had their youngsters bite the leaves for some weeks each one spring to avoid tooth rot and throughout the American Revolution, it was a substitute for Black Tea. They so reveled in the essence that it has proceeded right up 'til today as the character of root brewskie, mulling over gum and toothpaste. The oil hails from steam refining of the leaves and produces an in number, entering fragrance. The science of Wintergreen is very nearly indistinguishable to that of birch .

Benefits of Wintergrren

Generally Wintergreen has been utilized for respiratory conditions however the essential utilize as of late has been as a part of liniments and treatments for bulky issues, for example, lumbago, sciatica, neuralgia, myalgia, and so on it is known for its capability to diminish bone agony.

By what method Can We Use Wintergreen Oil for our Health Today?

Wintergreen is an anticoagulant, antispasmodic, mitigating, vasodilator, pain relieving, analgesic, and it lessens circulatory strain. It is utilized for joint inflammation and stiffness, muscle and nerve torment, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, hepatitis and greasy liver. It invigorates and increments cognizance in all levels of the tactile framework. This is one of the oils utilized as a part of the Raindrop Technique particularly for its antispasmodic and vasodilator qualities.

Wintergreen might be weakened one part fundamental oil with two parts blending oil or it could be utilized flawless (undiluted) on the form. It might be straightforwardly breathed in, diffused or taken as a dietary supplement. British model of fragrant healing does not utilize Wintergreen however does use birch rather which is dependably engineered. Wintergreen blends well with calamus, vanilla, lavender, rosemary, sage, birch, fir, mints, juniper, eucalyptus, and ylang. Concerning wellbeing, it is best kept away from with epileptics and ought not be utilized by those affected by ibuprofen. The anticoagulant lands could be improved when utilized with Warfarin or ibuprofen.

Need to take in more about the mending lands of Wintergreen and other crucial oils? Think about turning into an ensured aromatherapist. Instructive courses in recuperating vigor and fragrance based treatment can help you see how fundamental oils recuperate the body/mind/spirit. The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy is showing courses all around the United States on key oils and their recuperating lands including Wintergreen.

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Ashwagandha
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Date: February 15, 2012 06:58 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is a popularly known dietary supplement that is commonly grown in India and North America. Also known by the name Indian Winter Cherry, ashwagandha is a product of the brown roots of a shrub that goes by the same name and which is believed to have a wide range of benefits for many ailments. Ashwagandha has always been considered as a very important herb in ayurvedic medicinal systems. This is particularly because of its wide application in curing a wide range of ailments, which has earned it a lot of respect in the eyes of traditional herbal healers. In fact, even modern science has started grasping the herb's potent abilities. Research has already confirmed that ashwagandha possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory as well as anti-stress properties. This article will hence discuss some of the benefits of ashwagandha to our bodies.

Ashwagandha effects

Ashwagandha is particularly recognized for it calming effect on the body. Some researchers have even indicated that it has the ability to induce sleep. Research has demonstrated that it calming and sleep-inducing effects or properties are much similar to that of the popular amino acid known as GABA.

Ashwagandha is also popularly recognized for its ability to ease restlessness or anxiety in addition to reduction of drug withdrawal symptoms. It has the ability to stabilize one's moods in addition to encouraging adrenal recovery which has made it very valuable among herbalists.

The benefits of ashwagandha extend far beyond mood stabilization as it also finds applicable use in helping elderly people to have a better cognitive ability, mental agility as well as enhance their memory and retention. Other than the above, ashwagandha is also known as a very effective remedy for fighting the symptoms of colds as well as coughs.

An Antioxidant

Recent research has also provided reliable prove that ashwagandha bears a lot of potential ability towards decreasing or inhibiting the growth of cancer cells without having any side effects on other healthy cells.

Ashwagandha is also an antioxidant that contains anti-aging properties and is traditionally recognized for its ability in the nourishment of muscles and the brain as well as strengthening the immune system. Studies have also indicated that the orange berries of the ashwagandha shrub can be tropically used in the treatment of skin ulcers, tumors and carbuncles. Ashwagandha also has anti-inflammatory properties that provide relief to swellings as well as restores blood supply.

Pain Relief

It also works as a suppressant to any form of pain. This is due to its “ushan virya” potency properties that help in the eradication of pain in the body. It is also known as an effective remedy for diseases such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, as well as sciatica. It use also has effective application as a remedy for goiter, lymphadenopathy, as well as healing any wounds or injuries.

As a powerful aphrodisiac, ashwagandha helps in the enhancement of sexual energy in addition to long lasting endurance in both men and women. In men, it improves sperm count as well as sperm quality.

Further research has indicated that ashwagandha is an effective treatment for diabetes, constipation, nerve problems, memory loss, impotency, bipolar disorder among a list of other endless physical ailments.

Ashwagandha, taken with a healthy diet as well as accompanied by healthy lifestyle choices is a great way of guaranteeing one's protection from minor ailments as well as promotion of physical strength.

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Juniper Berries
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Date: September 04, 2009 12:17 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Juniper Berries

The juniper plant is a coniferous plant which is part of the genus Juniperus of the cypress family. There are approximately 50-67 different species of juniper, which are distributed widely throughout the northern hemisphere. Among these locations include the Artic, south to tropical Africa in the Old World, and to the mountains of Central America.

Juniper berries were used in ancient Greece as a diuretic. In Europe, the scent of juniper berries was used to help ward off the plaque. Nicholas Culpeper, a seventeenth-century herbalist, recommended the use of juniper as an appetite stimulant. Native Americans used juniper berries as a survival food during the cold Winter months. The berries were dried and ground and then made into cakes. Some tribes even roasted the berries, ground them, and then used them as a coffee substitute. The tea was recommended to be used by Jethro Kloss for kidney, prostate, and bladder disorders, and for dropsy and digestive diseases. The berries and oil of the juniper plant were listed in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia from 1820 to 1873. They were also listed in the National Formulary until 1960.

Juniper berries contain a volatile oil that has traditionally been used to treat conditions of the urinary tract. The berries of the juniper plant are often used to increase the flow of urine. They are also beneficial for ridding the body of uric acid, which may crystallize in the kidneys. They are also used to dissolve kidney stones and sediment in the prostate. Juniper berries are also recommended for treating digestive problems, indigestion, gas, and to cleanse the blood. The berries may even help to stimulate the appetite. This herb contains natural insulin which is responsible for helping to restore the pancreas when no permanent damage has occurred. Juniper may be applied directly to wounds as a poultice for healing and infection prevention.

One study that was done using animals found that juniper acts as an effective diuretic. The berries are believed to stimulate the flow of urine and the filtration process. The volatile oils, which are found in the juniper berries, are responsible for increasing the glomerular filtration rate of the kidneys. Juniper berries are often used for their diuretic properties. This herb is not recommended for use by pregnant women as it may increase uterine contractions.

The berries of the juniper plant are used to provide anodyne, antispasmodic, aromatic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, nephritic, and stimulant properties. The primary nutrients found in juniper are copper, sulfur, and vitamin C. Primarily, juniper is extremely beneficial in dealing with adrenal gland problems, bed-wetting, bleeding, colds, diabetes, edema, hypoglycemia, infection, kidney infections, kidney stones, pancreatic problems, uric acid irritations, urinary problems, uterine problems, and water retention.

Additionally, this herb is very helpful in treating acne, ague, hay fever, allergies, arthritis, arteriosclerosis, insect and snake bites, blood impurities, bursitis, catarrhal inflammation, colic, coughs, convulsions, uterine and stomach cramps, cystic fibrosis, fungus, gas, gonorrhea, gout, bleeding gums, irregular menstruation, excessive mucus, prostate problems, rheumatism, scurvy, sores, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, urinary incontinence, and worms. For more information on the many beneficial effects provided by juniper, please feel free to contact a representative at your local health food store.

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Birch
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Date: August 21, 2009 12:08 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Birch

The birch species are generally small to medium-size trees or shrubs. They are mostly found in northern temperate climates. The leaves are simple and may be toothed or pointed. The fruit is a small samara, although the wings may be obscure in some species. The bark of all birches is characteristically marked with long historical lenticels and often separates into thin papery plates. The plant is practically imperishable because of the resinous oil that it contains. Its decided color gives the plant the common names Red, White, Black, Silver, and Yellow to different species. The buds of the tree form early and are full grown by midsummer. The branch is prolonged by the upper bud. The wood of all the species is close-grained and has a satiny texture that is capable of taking a fine polish. The leaves of the different species vary little.

The flowers of the birch plant are monoecious, and open with or before the leaves. They are borne on three-flowered clusters. The staminate aments are pendulous, and clustered or solitary in the axils of the last leaves of the branch of the year. They form in early autumn and remain rigid during the Winter. The scales of the staminate aments are broadly ovate, rounded, and yellow or orange in color when mature. Each scale has two bractlets and three sterile flowers. These scales bear two or three fertile flowers. Each flower consists of a bare ovary. The ovary is compresed, two-celled, and grouped with two slender styles. The ovule is solitary. The ripenened pistillate ament bears tiny winged nuts, packed in the protecting curve of each brown and woody scale. These nuts are pale chestnut brown and compressed. The seed fills the cavity of the nut. All of the birch species are easily grown from seed.

Birch bark tea was used by Native Americans to relieve headaches. Some people also used this tea, which was made from the leaves and bark, for fevers and abdominal cramps.

The properties that birch bark possesses allow it to help to heal burns and wound. It also is able to cleanse the blood. Birch bark also contains a glycoside that decomposes to methyl salicylate. This is a remedy for rheumatism that is used both in Canada and in the United States. A decoction of birch leaves is also recommended for baldness. Additionally, this herb works as a mild sedative for insomnia.

The bark and leaves of the birch plant are used to provide anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, astringent, blood purifier, diaphoretic, diuretic, and stimulant properties. The primary nutrients found in this herb are calcium, chlorine, copper, fluoride, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, sodium, and vitamins A, C, E, B1, and B2. Primarily, birch is extremely beneficial in dealing with blood impurities, eczema, pain, rheumatism, and urinary problems.

Additionally, this herb is very helpful in treating canker sores, cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, edema, fevers, gout, and bleeding gums. One should consult their health care provider before considering supplementing with any medications. This will insure that a person obtains the best results possible. For more information on the many benefits provided by birch, please feel free to consult a representative from your local health food store with more questions.

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Barley Grass
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Date: May 14, 2009 01:22 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Barley Grass

Barley is a cereal grain that is derived from the annual grass known as Hordeum vulgare. This nutrient serves as a major animal feed crop, but also is used for malting and in health food. Barley is also used in the making of beer and whisky. In a 2005 ranking of cereal crops in the world, barley was ranked number four in both quantity produced and area of cultivation. It is still used as a major food in the middle east. Barley is a member of the grass family, descending from and inter-fertile with wild barley. For this reason, the two forms are often treated as one species. The main difference between the two forms is the brittle spike on the seeds of the wild barley, which help with dispersal.

Barley tends to be more tolerant of soil salinity than wheat, which potentially explains the increase of barley cultivation in Mesopotamia from the 2nd millennium BC and forward. Although barley is not as cold tolerant as the Winter wheat, fall rye, or Winter triticale, it can be planted as a Winter crop in warmer areas of the world like Australia. It is important to note that barley not only as a short growing season, but it is also relatively drought tolerant, making it an easier plant to grow.

Barley was valued by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks for its immense health benefits. Because of this, it was cultivated. Hippocrates even wrote of the benefits of gruel that is made from barley. New World settlers planted barley in order to sustain both health and vitality. Barley juice contains antiviral properties that help to strengthen the immune system. This herb can help cleanse the body on a cellular level. It can also normalize metabolism and neutralize heavy metals in the body, such as mercury. Barley can benefit the body by lowering cholesterol levels, aiding digestion, and relieving constipation. This herb also strengthens the entire body as a whole.

One study done in Japan separated a new antioxidant that has been found in barley leaves called 2-0-GI. This antioxidant was found to be effective in the preservation of food. 2-0-GI was also found to have anti-inflammatory and antiallergenic activity. Another Japanese study found beneficial results in barley’s ability to inhibit the AIDS virus.

Both the juice and powder made from the young leaves and grass of barley are helpful in producing adaptogen, alterative, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, blood purifier, demulcent, emollient, immunostimulant, nutritive, and stomachic properties. The primary nutrients in this herb include calcium, chlorophyll, iron, live enzymes, magnesium, potassium, protein, superoxide dismutase (SOD), and vitamins B1, B2, and C with bioflavonoids. Primarily, barley is beneficial in helping to treat anemia, arthritis, and impurities in the blood, boils, cancer, and metal poisoning. However, this nutrient also offers great benefits with acne, AIDS/HIV, allergies, hay fever, bronchitis, candidiasis, eczema, herpes, infection, kidney problems, leprosy, liver disorders, lung disorders, psoriasis, skin conditions, syphilis, tuberculosis, and ulcers. For more information on the many benefits that barley has to offer, please contact a representative from your local health food store.

*Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Barley is not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication or adding Vitamins to medications.

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Vitamin C
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Date: March 13, 2009 02:48 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin C

The coming of Winter brings the possibility of becoming sick for many people. Millions of Americans suffer from at least one bout of the flu or cold each year, which results in millions of hours of lost work time, millions of dollars spent on remedy products, and flat-out despair. Those people who do come down with a cold or flu end up seeking out syrups, lozenges, tablets, and pills that are not designed to get rid of the ailment, but suppress its various symptoms instead.

There has been no cure to date for the various strains of viruses that cause colds and flu. Although conventional medicine has attempted to suppress the symptoms of the flu and cold, most of the products are relatively ineffective and come along with a variety of side effects. Thankfully, there are natural methods and products that help to prevent infection from cold and flu viruses and also help to shorten the duration and lessen the severity of a cold/flu infection.

The differences between a cold and flu are often imperceptible. However, there are several differences. Although there are more than 20 identified major virus families, most colds come from only five of these. Three other virus families produce flu, which are usually identified as A, B, and C strains. Flu types B and C are generally mild in adults, both of which are often confused as bad colds. Once a person experiences a type C flu, they usually gain immunity, although children can get it more than once. The type A flu virus is the least stable and most volatile, as it changes genetic makeup frequently. Type A strains cause more severe symptoms than a cold and individuals do not generally develop an immunity to it. The virus found in the type A flu are generally the viruses that produce epidemics.

The flu is almost always more severe than a cold, as it is usually accompanied by fever, chills, and aches. The onset of a flu is also much more rapid than that of a cold, with a flu usually lasting anywhere from a few days to a week. However, residual effects from the flu can last up to a few weeks.

Most colds come from one of five virus families, with almost half coming from the rhinovirus family. The rhinovirus wasn’t officially detected until the late 1980s. Colds are usually restricted to the nose, throat, and surrounding air passages and usually do not bring fever, chills, or the more severe symptoms that often associated with the flu. Unfortunately, the duration of symptoms of a cold is usually longer than that of the flu, as it sometimes lasts several weeks at a time.

Viruses are the cause of the majority of symptoms that are found along with a cold or flu. They are involved in the cause of these symptoms in several ways. First of all, some of the symptoms of a cold are caused by the body’s own response to the infection. Some of these symptoms include cough, fever, runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Viruses often prompt what is termed a disease process, in which antibodies are produced that attach to the viruses they’re fighting as both travel throughout the body.

The virus is able to destroy or damage vital organs that they invade. Depending on the extent of the infection in the organs, along with the overall virus invasion, the body’s immune system can be worn down, which makes it much more susceptible to other infections. Fortunately, natures provides relief. Those who suffer from the flu or a cold can take vitamin C which has been shown to reduce the severity and length of ones cold.

Year after year the flu will rear its butt and there is little we can do accept keep clean by washing our hands regularly. Even though the flu can not be stopped, vitamins like vitamin C can help reduce the length and severity the cold one experiences. Quality vitamin C is inexpensive and available at your local or internet health food store.

*Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Vitamin C is not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication or adding Vitamins to medications.



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Vitamin D
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Date: November 25, 2008 09:35 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin D

The lack of sunshine during Winter may diminish vitamin D levels in the body and harm cardiovascular health, U.S. researchers say. Scientists at Loyola University in Chicago reviewed studies that linked vitamin D deficiency to heart disease. The studies said rates of severe heart disease or death may be 30 percent to 50 percent higher in sun-deprived heart disease patients. Diet alone is not sufficient to manage vitamin D levels, the researchers concluded. Treatment options, such as vitamin D2 or D3, may decrease the risk of severe heart disease or death. "Most physicians do not routinely test for vitamin D deficiency. However, most experts would agree that adults at risk for heart disease and others who experience fatigue, joint pain, or depression should have their vitamin D levels measured," the report stated. (Circulation, vol. 118, pp. 1476 1485)

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Hoodia Extract And Appetite
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Date: September 26, 2008 11:36 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Hoodia Extract And Appetite

Hoodia is a plant that belongs to the milkweed family and consists of about twenty different species. It is a leafless, spiny plant, with fleshy finger-like stems. Along the stems, there are rows of thorns, while the plant bears flesh-colored flowers. Flies are attracted to the flowers by the strong smell of decaying meat, causing the flies to lay their eggs and pollinate the flowers. Sometimes spelled hootia, hodia, hoodie, and hudia, hoodia has recently gained a great amount of attention in the United Kingdom and America after being featured on BCC and CBS. Often growing in summer rainfall areas in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa, along with Winter rainfall areas in Nambia, hoodia gordonii is the only species that contains the chemical component that suppresses appetite.

Hoodia has been used for thousands of years by San Bushmen, as it populates the arid territories of South Africa and Namibia. Because San Bushmen needed to remain active in order to survive, they had little need for dieting, but this plant provided them with stamina and a curbed appetite during long periods without food. Along with reducing or eliminating the desire for food, many people believe that hoodia also increases energy and can act as an aphrodisiac on the user.

The appetite-suppressing ingredient found in hoodia is a molecule that is similar to, but stronger than glucose. The active compound that was isolated to be responsible for appetite suppression is P57, which works by sending a signal to the hypothalamus of the brain, tricking the body into thinking that it is no longer hungry, and resulting in a complete lack of appetite. P57 is a steroid like molecule that is chemically bonded to a chain of three sugar molecules. The appetite-suppressing and mood-enhancing properties of P57 go directly to the mid-brain, where it causes neuron cells to fire as if you were full.

The hypothalamus is the region of the brain that contains several important centers which control body temperature, thirst, hunger, water balance, and sexual function. Additionally, the hypothalamus is closely connected with emotional activity and sleep and also functions as a center for the integration of hormonal and autonomic nervous activity through the control of pituitary secretions. In short, the hypothalamus links the nervous system to the endocrine system. The pituitary gland is often thought of as the mater gland in our bodies, as the anterior and posterior pituitary secrete a variety of hormones that influence all cells and affect almost all physiological processes.

The pituitary gland is powered by the hypothalamus, as some of the neurons in the hypothalamus secrete the hormones that are responsible for controlling the secretion of hormones from the anterior pituitary. The inhibiting and releasing hormones of the hypothalamus are carried directly to the anterior pituitary where hypothalamic hormones bind to receptors on anterior pituitary cells.

The P57 hormone that is found in hoodia works by increasing the amount of ATP in nerve cells found in the hypothalamus. ATP is an energy-producing molecule that is formed from glucose. When there are increased levels of ATP in hypothalamic nerve cells, those nerve cells fire as if you had just eaten, even when you haven’t. Hoodia is a safe herb taken for hundreds of years, have you tried Hoodia lately?



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Tryptophan
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Date: July 03, 2008 08:58 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Tryptophan

Serotonin has not only been shown to regulate sleep, but it also is responsible for controlling mood, including feelings of optimism, relaxation, general sense of well-being, and the ability to focus and concentrate. When serotonin levels drop, it can lead to a lowered mood, which is what people experience with seasonal affective disorder, premenstrual syndrome, and general stress. People who experience these conditions also have been shown to experience decreased levels of tryptophan, which is responsible for the decrease in production of serotonin. Tryptophan depletion has been associated with a lowering in mood of normal healthy men. In one study, women who had recovered from major depression and ended drug treatment experienced temporary but clinically significant depressive symptoms after tryptophan depletion. In many studies that were performed in the 1970s, indications of trytophan’s ability to relieve lowered mood were found.

When shorter days begin in the fall and Winter, negative effects on a significant percent of the U.S. population result. Some experience sadness, sleepiness, increased appetite, weight gain, and a loss of libido, which is what is known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). A key contributor to this is the increased synthesis of melatonin that occurs during the Winter months. Daylight normally inhibits the conversion of serotonin into melatonin. Since the period of nighttime is longer in the Winter versus the summer, there is a longer period of melatonin secretion. Increased synthesis of melatonin depletes serotonin levels, which, in turn, increase the symptoms of SAD. Those patients who experience SAD tend to crave starchy foods and sweets more, which happens when brain serotonin levels are low.

Tryptophan treatment may offer a substantial amount of help for people who are suffering from seasonal affective disorder. SAD patients who were treated with either light therapy or with tryptophan proved that patients with light therapy relapsed more quickly after the discontinued use, as apposed to those who were treated with tryptophan. Studies have also shown that SAD patients often feel better after being treated with tryptophan.

Serotonin also plays an important role in behavioral inhibition. Many studies have found that there is a decrease in aggressive behavior when serotonin is increased, while decreasing serotonin leads to impulsive aggressive behavior. Another study proves that healthy men who are depleted of tryptophan show more aggressiveness. When tryptophan supplementation was studied, participants who received the tryptophan significantly decreased their quarrelsome behavior and increased in sociable and agreeable behavior. Additionally, those patients’ perceptions of other participants’ agreeableness also increased.

Symptoms that are related to premenstrual syndrome include depression, cravings for foods that a rich in carbohydrates, insomnia, irritability, and hostility. More so, women with premenstrual syndrome dysphoria, which is a more severe premenstrual syndrome, have shown decreased levels of brain serotonin. This suggests that tryptophan may be involved, as premenstrual women who had tryptophan depletion have shown increased aggressive behavior. When tryptophan supplementation was studied on women who experienced premenstrual dysphoric disorder, mood swings, tension, and irritability, results showed that there were significantly greater improvements with l-tryptophan supplementation than with a placebo.



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Ashwagandha
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Date: June 02, 2008 12:03 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Ashwagandha

Stress is part of life and is as natural as breathing and blinking. Everyone experiences stress to some degree at different times in their lives; some more than others. Chronic stress, if left unchecked, can cause significant health problems.

Causes of Stress

Life changes are big stressors. Whether it's a new job, getting a divorce, having a baby or retiring, changes can cause stress. Stress becomes a factor in our health, especially as we grow older. The body doesn't function as well as it once did. Suddenly, you have trouble sleeping, your sex drive diminishes and aches and pains set it.

Stress occurs in many forms. Stress on an emotional level is caused by personal problems, thoughts and relationships. Illness causes stress too. Working long hours or having a lot of demands placed on your time can leave you feeling drained and sick. Hormones play a role in stress, as well. Whether you are experiencing temporary or life changes, it takes a toll on your body in the form of stress.

Learn How to Fight Back Against Stress

If stressful life changes get you down, fight back with ashwagandha. Ashwagandha is a tomato-like shrub grown in India. It is also referred to as the Indian ginseng and the Winter cherry. The herbs from these trees have been used for 2,500 years as a natural medicine.

Benefits of Using Ashwagandha Herbs

Ashwagandha herbs not only help to reduce stress from your busy life, they also have a natural healing effect on the body. This flowering shrub is used as an herbal medicine to aid the body in many ways:

* Boosts immunity
* Revitalizes
* Restores neurotransmitters
* Improves memory
* Enhances sex drive
* Wards off infections
* Reduces inflammation
* Reduces anxiety
* Corrects hormonal imbalances
* Speeds recovery from illness
* Suppresses pain
* Diminishes feelings of numbness in hands and feet
* Stops cellular degeneration caused by stress
* Helps with respiratory problems
* Slows aging
* Contains powerful antioxidants

The benefits that ashwagandha provides promote overall health and well-being. The herb helps to reduce stress on the body, both physically and mentally. Ashwagandha is especially helpful for people with insomnia, low libido, depression, arthritis and anxiety.

The Sexual Healing Power of Ashwagandha

The ashwagandha herb acts as an aphrodisiac. It works on low libido and can help men regain their stamina and confidence in the bedroom. Since it helps in so many other areas of your health, like reducing stress and anxiety, it gives men a newfound sense of sexuality.

You also can consider ashwagandha as a natural Viagra. As with any prescription drug, Viagra has side effects that accompany its intended use. Vision problems, sneezing, flushing and headaches are fairly common for men who take Viagra to enhance their sex drive. Less common side effects include stroke, heart palpitations and heart attacks. You can receive the benefits of the little blue pill without the side effects by taking ashwagandha.

Take Advantage of the Healing Power of Ashwagandha

Tackle the stress of life changes by adding ashwagandha to your diet. Allow this natural herb to give you a sense of calm. Let it work on your nervous system to reduce the feelings of stress. Everyone feels stress at times, but the effects of stress can be better managed with ashwagandha.

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10 Top Winter Cold & Flu Supplements
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Date: January 14, 2008 10:01 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 Top Winter Cold & Flu Supplements

As the Winter weather continues to keep people close together indoors, viruses causing influenza and the common cold are able to more easily multiply. However, there are ways to prevent these unwanted germs from invading your body. Here is a list of the top ten dietary supplements that help the immune system fight and repel cold and flu bugs.


AHCC (active hexose correlated compound) is made from mushrooms. This supplement was first developed in Japan in the late 1980s and has been used and studied for its effect on the immune system. Last year’s research showed that AHCC can boost the activity of natural killer cells, which destroy the cells that have become infected with a virus.

Andrographis has long been used in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine to boost the immune system. Actually, andrographis was first used during the Indian flu epidemic of 1919, where it was credited with stalling the spread of the disease. According to research, andrographis works better than a placebo for reducing the symptoms of respiratory infections and it may even prevent the infection in the first place. These studies used a proprietary andrographis product which combines the herb with a Siberian ginseng.


Beta glucan is a fiber-like complex sugar that can be found in oats, barley, and the cell walls of mushrooms. It provides a boost to the immune system which enhancing resistance to viruses and bacteria. In fact, beta glucan has been shown to boost the activity of phagocytes, special immune system cells which engulf and destroy germs.


Echinacea has a long history of traditional use; with it actually being one of the most widely used herbs in Native American medicine. Instead of having a direct germ-killing effect, Echinacea stimulates the body’s own immune defenses. Many studies go back as far as 1970 have shown that Echinacea boosts the immune system so that it can protect against infections invaders. A new study has found that Echinacea can reduce the odds of developing a cold by 58 percent and shortens the length of a cold to 1.4 days.


Elderberry was considered in Roman times to be a flu remedy. Recently, elderberry extract has been researched for its role in treating influenza infections, especially when it is taken with in the first 24 hours of developing symptoms. One recent study proved that individuals who were taking elderberry recovered four days sooner from influenza than those taking a placebo. Additionally, the use of other medications was less for those who used elderberry.


Garlic improves resistance to disease by boosting immune function. Many studies have found that garlic stimulates immunity because it increases the number of white blood cells and other immune system team members. A recent study proved that a group of individuals taking garlic caught significantly fewer colds and recovered more quickly from the colds they did come down with than the other group which was taking a placebo.


Ginseng boosts immune function in all of its forms. A study of adults who were taking American ginseng daily during the Winter months found that those people, compared to those taking a placebo, caught fewer colds and needed less sick days. Additionally, Siberian ginseng and Asian ginseng can also build defenses against Winter germs.


Propolis is created by bees when resins from plants are mixed with wax. This propolis coats the inside of the beehive with an antiseptic layer and it can have similar benefits when taken by humans. Propolis stimulates the body’s immune system. It has been proven in studies that taking propolis extract can protect against colds and other upper respiratory infections. Children who take propolis daily for three Winter months have been proven to catch fewer colds than those kids who are taking a placebo.


Many research reviews have found that Vitamin C does reduce the length of a cold episode and weaken the severity of an infection for the general population. For those individuals who are engaged in extreme exercise, vitamin C can also help prevent a cold.


Zinc lozenges, when they are taken within 24 hours of the first cold symptom, can keep cold viruses from taking ground in the respiratory tract. The use of a zinc lozenge every couple of hours also causes colds to resolve more quickly and symptoms to be less severe.


Our immune system is out first line of defense against the cold and flu, as well as the diseases we may come down with. Keeping our immune system in tip top shape is key to a happier and healthier life. The above herbs can help boost the immune system along with a dietary change and exercise plan one can reduce the length of or prevent sickness over a life time.



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Elderberry Can Boost The Immune System In The Winter
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Date: December 03, 2007 09:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Elderberry Can Boost The Immune System In The Winter

The immune system is frequently overworked when the days get shorter and the temperature starts to drop, and elderberry can boost the immune system in Winter for those that find themselves susceptible to all the colds, flu and other viral infections that seem to come out of the woodwork at that time.

Elderberry is the fruit of the elder tree that is native to Asia, Europe and North America. They are found just about anywhere due to their tolerance for a wide range of climates and soil types, and are frequently found by river banks. There are a number of different types of elder, in both small tree and shrub form, and it is those with the black and blue berries that are useful medicinally, not those with red berries. It is not only the berries that are used, but also the elder flowers. Elderflower wine has long been a favorite country wine, and the berries are used to make jam, pies and also drunk as juice.

Elder has been used for countless years for treating viral diseases such as influenza and colds, and it has also been found by some to be effective for the treatment of cold sores (herpes simplex). Its effect on flu is thought to be that it prevents the virus from entering and infecting the body cells, but more on this later. Historically, it has been used to promote the excretion of waste products through urination and sweating, which might be another reason why it is effective against colds and flu and some general respiratory problems.

The juice contains anthocyanins in the form of anthocyanidin-3-glycosides that appear to be very bioavailable to the body. The anthocyanins are more easily absorbed than those of blackcurrant juice, and are very strong antioxidants. The antioxidant effect is reinforced by the presence of large quantities of vitamin C. This difference in bioavailability has been proved though the administration of both blackcurrant and elderberry juice to volunteers, and testing the presence of the anthocyanins in the urine. This is a measure of their bioavailability, or how easily they are absorbed by the body, and the greater this bioavailability, then the more effective is their antioxidant effect.

Separate studies have indicated that anthocyanins derived from berries in general, not just elderberry, can reduce oxidative stress due to age, and also to help brain function. An improvement in the memory of the elderly has been seen to have improved after a course of berry juices rich in these powerful antioxidants. Elderberry antioxidants also improve the stability of LDL cholesterol by protecting against free radical oxidation, and thus helping to reduce the incidence of atherosclerosis that is promoted by the deposition of the oxidized LDL cholesterol on artery walls. This in turn helps to reduce the possibility of cardiovascular disease.

However, it is its effect on the immune system for which elderberry is generally studied by the medical professions. Elderberry helps to boost the immune system predominantly through the production of cytokines. To explain how these work, a quick summary of how part of the immune system works will first be necessary.

When intrusion into the body by an antigen (foreign body) is detected, the initial response is the inflammatory response. Chemical messengers called cytokines are released into the blood to inform the other parts of the immune system that an invader has been spotted.

The immediate effect is to increase the flow of blood to the affected part of the body by dilation of the blood vessels. The spaces between the cells in the vessel walls increase to allow the larger components of the immune system, such as the phagocytes that consume and destroy bacteria. Proteins also congregate and the temperature at the site rises to promote the reactions that the body uses to eject the invaders. The tissue therefore swells due to all the extra fluid and gets hot. The area becomes painful due to the accumulation of material aggravating the nerves, and if there is an infection, pus will eventually be formed from the dead neutrophils used to kill the bacteria or virus.

There are many different types of cytokine, including those that initiate the inflammatory response and others that stop the immune response once the invader has been killed off. Other cytokines, such as the interferons, stop viruses from multiplying, and others take part in the response only to specific types of antigen. Each cytokine has a specific message to pass to the relevant components of the immune system in order that the immune response is appropriate to the invasion concerned and does not overreact. Hence, a grain of pollen in the nose will elicit a lesser response than a varicella antigen that leads to those horrible chickenpox pustules.

In general terms, cytokines give the immune system a kick start once an antigen is spotted. The elderberry anthocyanins produce predominantly inflammatory cytokines, but also one anti-inflammatory cytokine, and so helping to boost the inflammatory response.

Some viruses use what are known as spike proteins that mimic the molecules of their host in order to gain access to cells by binding to the target cell receptors. However, these spikes are easily recognized by the immune system, and the elderberry anthocyanins are active in promoting this recognition. For that reason, viruses vigorously continue to change and mutate to overcome this, one manifestation of their success in achieving this being in the annual infections of influenza that have overcome last year’s antibodies by means of this mutation.

The influenza virus contains what are known as hemagglutinin spikes on its surface which, when deactivated, cannot break through your cell walls, enter the cell and replicate, thus leading to influenza. That is the mechanism by which the constituents of elderberries help to control influenza and reduce its effect on your body. If not deactivated, the spikes allow the virus to invade the cell and provoke the immune response that you know as the flu.

Many such Winter ailments have a similar mechanism, which is why, apart from its general health benefits through its high antioxidant content, that elderberry can boost the immune system in Winter.



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

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

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

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

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



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NAC could be the ultimate flu and cold fighter this winter
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Date: November 07, 2007 02:56 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: NAC could be the ultimate flu and cold fighter this Winter

NAC could be the ultimate flu and cold fighter this Winter. NAC may work even better than vitamin C and also carries may other health benefits as well. NAC is also known as N-acetyl cysteine known as a sulfur containing antioxidant. NAC is a precursor to glutathione, the most powerful antioxidant made by the body.

Routinely, people go to the hospital for Tylenol overdoses and the hospital administers high doses of NAC to protect the liver. NAC is also used to break up mucus that collects in the lungs. Research suggests that NAC is good for colds and flu. In 1997, a study was published in the European respiratory journal which involved 262 patients. Half of which got NAC and the other received placebo, those that consumed the NAC experienced little or no symptoms of flu even though their blood test confirmed the presence of the flu virus.

Studies have suggested that NAC can help AIDS patients by taking several thousand grams per day can lengthen life expectancy. Researchers suggest that high blood levels of glutathione are better than high levels of immune-cells to predict survival rate. NAC is also a powerful liver detox and can help women with Polycystic ovary syndrome.

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Build Healthier Skin With Antioxidant Rich Skin Moisturizing Lotions
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Date: November 02, 2007 04:32 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Build Healthier Skin With Antioxidant Rich Skin Moisturizing Lotions

Antioxidant rich skin moisturizing lotions can help you to build healthier skin, since they can help to allow the appearance of the fine lines that eventually develop into the wrinkles that you dread.

Most people think about caring for their skin more in the summer when the sun is hot than in the colder Winter months, but cold can also dry out your skin since you tend to sweat less. However, the summer brings with it the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun to a greater or lesser degree depending on your climate. Tough leathery skin is generally associated with skin neglect by white skinned people in the hotter areas of the world such as Australia and the southern parts of Florida and California.

You should look after your skin since it is important to you. It not only keeps everything inside that should be kept inside, but also generates vitamin D and contains the temperature control system that your body relies upon. Elephants flap their ears, dogs pant and humans sweat! Without your skin you would be in a bad way, so you should look after it. If you don’t keep it supple it gets dry and hard, wrinkled, itchy and can crack, into which the bugs and viruses needed to make you ill can enter.

All of this occurs when your skin loses its moisture. In order to keep it in tip top condition, and keep yourself looking young and attractive, you should keep it moist through the use of artificial moisturizers if necessary. So why does your skin dry out and how do moisturizers work to help overcome the effects of drying?

In fact the major problems that occur with your skin due to exposure to sun in the summer have nothing to do with drying out. Your skin actually does, as suggested above, become more affected by dryness in the Winter when the relative humidity is low. It is in Winter that you have to use lip moisturizer because of dry and cracked lips, not summer. However, summer has its dangers, even more than Winter.

It is the UV radiation from the sun that damages your skin and can ultimately lead to skin cancer. The UVA and UVB radiation are at different wavelengths and have different effects. The combination, however, causes wrinkles, skin disorders when aging, premature aging, and dry leathery skin. Part of this is believed to be due to the breakdown of the collagen in the skin that maintains its elasticity, free radical damage and inhibition of the immune system.

When UV radiation breaks down collagen it causes the accumulation of abnormal tissue. When this builds up, enzymes are produced that are intended to repair the collagen, but sometimes it does not work properly and produces a disorganized and random accumulation of collagen fibers that eventually result in wrinkles.

Free radicals are chemicals that have a free electron available, rather than having all electrons in pairs as in stable compounds. It is therefore unstable and will steal an electron from healthy tissue and so damage the cell that it takes it from. Eventually, the cells die and genetic material within the cells can be altered. This can cause wrinkling of the skin and underlying tissues or even cancer by changing the DNA and RNA contained within the cell.

The final defense of the body against cell damage is paradoxically apoptosis, which is suicide by the damaged cells to prevent them becoming cancerous. This is what you see when your skin peels after sunburn – it is deliberate action on behalf of the cells of your skin sacrificing themselves to save the body as a whole. UV exposure can prevent this from occurring which is why it can lead to some forms of skin cancer.

However, it is the action of oxidants on the skin that cause most damage. The so-called drying out of skin is largely due to oxidant damage more so than to loss of moisture. The sweat glands in your skin can produce lots of moisture, but nothing can be done about free radicals other than provide the help of antioxidants to kill them off. Antioxidants destroy free radicals with glee, and hunt them down wherever they are. The common antioxidants in your body are vitamins A, C and especially the powerful vitamin E. That is why so many skin creams contain vitamin E, and sometimes also vitamin A.

However, there are many more antioxidants than these. Astaxanthin is one. ‘Asta what?’ I can hear you say, and I am not surprised. It is not very common in health stores, but has been approved by the FDA and in Europe as a food colorant. It is a terpene carotenoid, though does not break down to vitamin A in the human metabolism as other carotenes do. It is claimed to be fifty times more powerful as an antioxidant than vitamin E and acts as an internal sunscreen in the skin by blocking the harmful effects of UV radiation at cellular level.

It is available naturally in krill, salmon, trout, crustaceans and some bird feathers, and is extracted from microalgae. Not all sources are palatable and it is best taken as a supplement, or to protect the skin, in a cream. Another super-antioxidant is pycnogenol. However, be aware of purchasing it under this trade name in the USA, since the term has been hijacked by others who are selling a different product under that name. The true chemical pycnogenol as named by Frenchman Dr. Masquelier is a very strong antioxidant: any others are mere imitations that are not the same product.

Chemically, pycnogenol is a proanthocyanidin, a flavanol extractable from grape seed or pine bark. Any product that comes from a different source cannot be pycnogenol. That said, the product is able to strengthen the skin and prevent wrinkles through its effect in scavenging free radicals. It stops the free radicals from destroying the cells of the skin and causing premature aging. Whether the chemical is extracted from pine bark or grape seed appears to make no difference. The chemicals are virtually identical, or should be if they are from the right form of pine bark.

The polyphenols in green tea also eradicate free radicals. They too are very strong antioxidants, just one of the remarkable properties of this plant. However, none of these will be of much help unless specifically applied to the skin. If taken internally, they will do a great job of mopping up free radicals in the blood, but very little will actually reach the skin.

In order to build healthier skin, you will have to use antioxidant rich skin moisturizing lotions that apply moisture to your skin, but more importantly also apply these powerful antioxidants. If you really want to maintain good looking wrinkle-free supple skin in sunny climates, then look for one or more of the above substances as an ingredient in your moisturizing lotion.



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Cold Liver Oil Liquid – Lemon Flavor
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Date: June 02, 2007 02:22 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cold Liver Oil Liquid – Lemon Flavor

By now, the benefits of obtaining essential fatty acids have been well documented. Increased media coverage and vast improvements in the science used to manufacture and screen these precious oils have helped catapult the popularity of fish oil supplementation. As a result, consumers are constantly looking for safe and effective sources of fish oil, and cod liver oil is quickly becoming the product of choice for many.

Derived from the livers of Norwegian cod, Cod liver oil is considered by many to be one of the richest and most effective sources of omega-3 essential fatty acids. Its high concentrations of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) offer a wide range of health benefits, including both cardiovascular and cognitive support. In addition, cod liver oil is an excellent source of the fat soluble vitamin A and vitamin D3. together, these four key nutritional constituents work within the body to help support some of the body’s most vital systems.

The extensive nutritional benefits of Cod Liver Oil:

EPA Eicosapentaenoic acid is a long chain polyunsaturated acid that serves as a precursor to prostaglandin-3, a lipid substance that the body relies on to support normal platelet activity. Over the years, a multitude of studies have showcased the ability of EPA to help support healthy cardiovascular function on a number of levels. Additionally, it has been presupposed that EPA may play an important role in supporting the body’s immune system response, growth and development, and weight management.*

DHA

Docosahexaenoic acid is one of the brain’s primary structural phospholipid components, with equally high concentrations being found in the retinal region of the eyes. Based on extensive research, we have learned the low levels of DHA can interfere with the body’s ability to produce adequate amounts of serotonin—a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood, emotion, memory and learning capacity. It has also been shown to help regulate healthy triglyceride levels, an essential element in supporting a healthy cardiovascular system.*

Vitamin A

Vitamin A plays hundreds of biological roles throughout the body, ranging from healthy vision and skin, to proper cell development and supporting minor wound healing.*

Vitamin D

Famed for its role in the growth and maintenance of healthy bones, vitamin D has many benefits that often go overlooked. Recent research indicates that vitamin D may help support healthy cell development, cardiovascular function, skin metabolism, and nervous system function.*

NOW Molecularly Distilled Lemon Flavored Cod Liver Oil is a potent fish oil supplement that contains naturally high concentrations of the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA, as well as the fat soluble vitamins A and D. The formula uses Cod from Norway, caught during the Winter and early spring months – a time when their EPA and DHA levels are at their highest. The oil in this formula is molecularly distilled, cold-pressed, and manufactured in a pharmaceutical licensed facility in Norway, under the most strict quality control standards. It is tested to be free of potentially harmful levels of contaminants, such as mercury, heavy metals, PCBs, dioxins, and other contaminants.



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Wellness Fizz - Fast-Acting Immune Defense
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Date: February 26, 2007 02:15 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Wellness Fizz - Fast-Acting Immune Defense

New! Wellness Fizz™

Fast-Acting Immune Defense

  • Delicious, efficient seltzer drink that is quickly and easily absorbed into the bloodstream.
  • For speedy, convenient protection in new or enclosed environments.
  • Features Yin Chiao, a centuries-old Chinese herbal blend that supports immune function with powerful phytonutrients.
  • Yin Chiao combines honeysuckle and forsythia with additional Chinese botanicals to tonify and cleanse the lungs and circulatory system.
  • Beautifully designed counter display puts this brand new product at your customers’ fingertips!
  • Added ingredients include the renowned Winter immune herb echinacea; elderberry, a source of immune-stimulating anthocyanidins; and one full gram per wafer of vitamin C.
1 wafer contains:

Vitamin A (as beta-carotene) 5,000 IU

Vitamin C (from ascorbic acid) 1 g

Zinc (as zinc gluconate) 12 mg

Vitamin E (as vitamin E succinate) 30 IU

Selenium (as sodium selenite) 40 mcg

European Elder Berry Extract (5% flavonoids) 200 mg

Yin Chiao Extract (10:1) Complex 170 mg

(Forsythia Fruit, Japanese Honeysuckle Flower, Platycodon Root, Chinese Mint Aerial Parts, Lophatherum Stem and Leaf, Chinese Licorice Root and Rhizome, Schizonepeta Aerial Parts, Soy Bean, Burdock Fruit, and Phragmites Rhizome)

Echinacea purpurea Root Extract (1.5:1) 100 mg

Elecampane Root Extract (4:1) 20 mg

Boneset Aerial Parts Extract (4:1) 30 mg

Horehound Aerial Parts Extract (4:1) 30 mg

Isatis Root Extract (4:1) 20 mg

Isatis Leaf Extract (4:1) 20 mg

Suggested Use: Dissolve 1 wafer in 8 ounces of hot or cold water every 3 to 4 hours at the first sign of imbalance or before exposure to crowded environments such as offices, restaurants and airplanes. Do not exceed 4 wafers daily.

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EczeMate from Source Naturals
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Date: August 01, 2006 11:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: EczeMate from Source Naturals

Dr. Andrei Nedostupenko, a Russian heart surgeon, found that his hands were irritated by the constant washing he had to do prior to surgeries.

Then he remembered hearing about a distant relative’s recipe—a skin ointment unknown outside a small town in Russia. He tried it and the results amazed him. As a doctor, he wasn’t content to just enjoy his newlyreplenished skin; he began extensive investigations to discover the ointment’s secrets. After years of clinical trials, and great success, he is now bringing this formula to North America.

Source Naturals is pleased to bring you ECZEMATE, an amazing, replenishing formula from Russia. Made with natural ingredients free of pollutants, petrochemicals, or hazardous substances, it soothes,lubricates, and rejuvenates the skin.

From Russia?

Russia might not be the first place that comes to mind when imagining the source of a secret remedy for smooth, silky, supple skin, but in many ways it makes sense. With centuries of hard physical labor, intensely cold, bitter Winters, and until recently, little access to the famous skin treatment centers of Europe or to modern cosmetics, who better than the Russians to appreciate a soothing cream that replenishes skin cells?

Natural Ingredients

The ingredients of ECZEMATE are natural ingredients that could be found in many farms and forests worldwide: beeswax, animal fats, fatty acids, rose hips, vitamin C, and carotenoids. The harvesting of many of these ingredients follows centuries- old folk traditions, the local knowledge of when certain plants reach their highest peak of potency. The secret to the ointment is the combination of the ingredients in a particular order at particular times, temperatures, and conditions.

Potent Herbs

ECZEMATE is a revitalizing and soothing ointment. One of the ingredients, rose hip oil, is a rich source of vitamins A, C and E, flavanoids, and other bio-active compounds, as well as essential fatty acids, including the Omega 3 group. It is thought that because the components of rose hip oil are so similar to those of skin cell membranes, that is why this oil has such powerful regenerative effects on skin cells. Composed of oleic (15-20%), linoleic (44-50%) and linolenic (30-35%) fatty acids, this amazing oil has been used effectively in worldwide skin tests.

Part of a Complete Skin Care Plan

For healthy skin in general, researchers recommend using zinc to support the immune system. Drink plenty of water, increase your intake of dark, leafy greens like kale and chard—both non-dairy sources of calcium—and make sure you are getting sufficient vitamin C. Avoid refined sugar, and replace animal products with fatty fish, such as salmon, herring, halibut and mackerel, to provide essential fatty acids.

Source Naturals is pleased to bring you ECZEMATE, an easy-to-use topical ointment that has had tremendous success in supporting smooth, healthy, silky skin. Unlike many skin formulas, it is made with natural products; it contains no corticosteroids, hydrocortisone, nor paraffin.

Use it as part of your own wellness program, taking charge of your own health and well-being in the wellness revolution.

References: www.wholehealthmd.com/refshelf/substances, visited 7/11/05 www.childhood-eczema.com, visited 7/20/05 Chopra, RN et al.1986.Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants www.acne-advice.com/products/skincare /rosa_mosqueta/index.shtml, visited 6/21/05 Moreno, JC. 1990. Med Cutan Ibero Lat Am 18(1):63-66.

Angeles, AM, et al. 1990. J Invest Dermatol 94:504A.

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Spring Cleaning with these botanical cleansers
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Date: February 27, 2006 03:20 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Spring Cleaning with these botanical cleansers

Botanical Cleansers for Spring

The use of botanical cleansers and purifiers in spring has long been a cornerstone of natural health care. This seasonal cleansing helped clear the body of the toxins thought to accumulate over the long Winter.

Herbal cleansing is still a vital aspect of a natural health care program. Planetary herbals this month features four key products for herbal cleansing.

  • Triphala intestinal cleanser is a potent yet gentle formula designed to support the body’s natural cleansing process with a focus on enhanced digestive and intestinal elimination. The single most important formula of Ayurvedic herbalism for thousands of years, it is a balanced blend of three Indian herbal fruits: harada, amla, and behada. The astringent qualities of these fruits serve to tonify the colon, thereby promoting intestinal cleansing naturally.
  • Bupleurum Liver Cleanse features bupleurum, one of the most potent and relied-upon liver cleansers of Chinese herbalism. This formula is specifically designed to support a healthy liver. In addition to bupleurum, it contains dandelion root, milk thistle, and other herbs known to support the liver’s detoxification process.
  • Tri-Cleanse is a hydrophilic bulking formula that supports digestion and elimination. It unites the classic fibers, flax, oat bran, and psyllium, with the legendary Triphala Internal Cleansing compound from India.
  • Stone Free is a unique combination designed to support the kidneys, liver, and gallbladder. It contains dandelion room and turmeric root, bitter substances, which support the body’s normal bile flow, as well as gravel root, parsley root, and marshmallow root, which have been used historically to support normal fluid elimination.

A Comprehensive Approach to Seasonal Cleansing

Together, these formulas provide a comprehensive approach for a seasonal internal cleansing program.



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D 1000IU New Peppermint Flavor "D" Lightful taste
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Date: December 30, 2005 06:15 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: D 1000IU New Peppermint Flavor "D" Lightful taste

  • Once daily formula in a refreshing, tiny peppermint flavored chewable with 1000IU Vitamin D.
  • Vegetarian and naturally sweetened with Xylitol
  • Consuming adequate Vitamin D is especially important for people who have reduced exposure to sun, particularly buring Winter months.
  • It is suggested that people aged 22 to 30 make more vitamin D than people aged 62 to 80 after being exposed to the same amount of sunlight.

Enjoy healthier bones and skin with Kal's new Vitamin D 1000IU Chewables.

Supplement Facts: Serving Size: 1
Vitamin D (as Ergocalciferol)(D-2) - 1000IU

Other Ingredients: Xylitol, Stearic ACid, Peppermint Flavoring, Lecithin (SOY) and Tocopherol (SOY).




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Pure Organic Cocoa Powder
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Date: December 06, 2005 06:49 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Pure Organic Cocoa Powder

New Organic Cocoa Powder from NOW is a perfect addition to any health-conscious kitchen. From holiday desserts and everyday baking, to a steaming cup of hot cocoa on those cold Winter days, NOW Organic Cocoa Powder grants you the freedom of satisfying their sweet tooth without the high amounts of sugar, fat and preservatives common to many commercially available mixes.

Each ¼ cup, 55-calorie serving contains only 2.25 grams of fat, just over 11 carbohydrates, 6.5 grams of dietary fiber, 325mg of potassium, 5 grams of protein, is completely free of cholesterol and rich in polyphenols. And of course, it has a delicious taste that young and old will love!



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Graviola 500mg
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Date: December 06, 2005 06:32 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Graviola 500mg

Graviola 500mg

Native to the humid and tropical regions of both north and south America, fruit from the graviola tree has been consumed throughout the ages to help encourage healthy, normal cellular activity. New Graviola Caps from NOW contain 500mg of soursop (Annona Muricata) – the natural extracts that provide biologically active compounds known as acetogenins.

In addition to the role it has been shown to play in supporting healthy cells, graviola is also ideal for any individual concerned with immune and digestive health, and mood. With Winter just around the corner , December is a great time to stock up on new Graviola from NOW.



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