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Study investigates health benefits of different cordyceps variants Darrell Miller 5/10/19
How to make your own penicillin... just in case Darrell Miller 3/19/19
Mountain ginseng found to have immunostimulating, antioxidant,anticancer and anti-aging properties Darrell Miller 2/13/19
Another benefit of aloe vera: It reduces fasting blood glucose Darrell Miller 2/4/19
Rosemary displays a powerful anti-anxiety effect, similar todiazepam but without the side effects Darrell Miller 1/30/19
Probiotics for your anxious mind? Study shows a certain strain ofbacteria could significantly reduce anxiety Darrell Miller 12/17/18
The surprising benefits of Fulvic Acid Darrell Miller 11/28/18
Herbal additives such as cumin oil found to increase shelf life offresh fish fillets Darrell Miller 11/26/18
How A Powerful Type of Salt and An Ancient Spice Can End ChronicPain For Good VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/9/18
Sea buckthorn oil can promote liver health and decrease the storageof body fat VitaNet, LLC Staff 9/6/18
Eating fried food just twice per week increases your chance of early death VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/17/18
Worried about your liver after taking Tylenol? Take Moringa peregrina – it has been found to help mitigate the effects of liver toxicity caused by the drug Darrell Miller 1/18/18
8 grains that prove wheat is overrated Darrell Miller 10/1/17
ARE YOUR MEDICINES MAKING YOU SICK? Darrell Miller 8/24/17
5 ways to relieve period cramps naturally Darrell Miller 7/16/17
10 Healthy alternatives to toxic processed table salt you can start using today Darrell Miller 7/12/17
Is Mushroom Coffee Even Better than Regular Coffee? Darrell Miller 5/19/17
Activated Charcoal Toothpaste and Other Natural Toothpaste Alternatives Darrell Miller 5/19/17
Could Your Toothpaste Cause Cancer? (Do This Instead) Darrell Miller 4/29/17
The health benefits of nut butters Darrell Miller 4/28/17
Could Diet Sodas Raise Risk of Dementia and Stroke? Darrell Miller 4/27/17
Opium-like painkiller alternative can be found growing in your backyard Darrell Miller 4/15/17
Cough medicines and lozenges are loaded with refined sugars that increase blood sugar levels Darrell Miller 4/1/17
7 Easy alternatives to toxic household cleaning products Darrell Miller 3/31/17
VERY USEFUL HOMEMADE STAIN REMOVAL! THE RESULTS WILL SURPRISE YOU!! Darrell Miller 3/20/17
This Is What Doctors Will Never Tell You About The CLOVES So You Do Not Use Them. AMAZING! Darrell Miller 3/19/17
Ear infection treatment: Do alternative therapies work? Darrell Miller 3/18/17
9 Natural Ways To Combat Depression That Actually Work Darrell Miller 3/17/17
Top natural sweeteners that can replace sugar Darrell Miller 3/9/17
12 foods to remove from the fridge forever Darrell Miller 2/26/17
Five natural alternatives to sugar Darrell Miller 2/25/17
Fight pain naturally with these powerful natural remedies Darrell Miller 2/22/17
CBS News shocked to report local man cured his cancer with cannabis oil Darrell Miller 2/16/17
Turmeric Believed to Be a Safer and Side-Effect-Free Pain Management Option for Arthritis Darrell Miller 2/2/17
Can Cannabis Help with Inflammation for Athletes? Darrell Miller 12/24/16
How nutritious are plant-based milks? Darrell Miller 12/3/16
Is your storable food just repackaged genetically modified SOY and CORN? Darrell Miller 11/15/16
Did you know about these natural, highly effective substitutes for ibuprofen? Darrell Miller 11/7/16
Diabetes nutrition: Eating out when you have diabetes Darrell Miller 11/3/16
new from Now Foods, Empty Glass Bottles to Mix Your Own Oils Darrell Miller 9/28/16
The Holiday Sugar Trap; All There is to Know Darrell Miller 10/4/15
Can Tea Tree Oil Cleanse The Hair? Darrell Miller 8/18/15
Expelling Parasites and Worms with Black Walnuts Darrell Miller 8/7/15
Are Laxatives Safe For Your? Darrell Miller 4/26/14
Omega-3 Oil- Learn Why it is So Important for Your Health Darrell Miller 2/13/12
Can Aloe Vera Be Used For Intestinal Problems? Darrell Miller 9/12/11
Prostate Health - Clinical Strength Darrell Miller 5/28/10
Phytoestrogen Darrell Miller 3/27/09
Fight Inflammation naturally Darrell Miller 3/19/09
Horny Goat Weed Darrell Miller 10/31/08



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Study investigates health benefits of different cordyceps variants
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Date: May 10, 2019 02:22 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study investigates health benefits of different cordyceps variants





According to Taiwanese citizens, the cordyceps(mushroom) is a powerful food. They say it can help with the immune system, and fights against tumors, as a start. Though they are hard to grow in large volumes due to a parasitic symbiosis, they are still worth the effort to study and learn from. Taiwanese universities have already studied how fermentation affects this mushroom, and they want to increase their knowledge, especially when it comes to perhaps growing alternatives to meet the demand.

Key Takeaways:

  • Some universities researchers in Taiwan have carried out a comprehensive review that sought to understand the state of cordyceps research in the country.
  • The Taiwanese highly regard the cordyceps for its numerous biological activities which include being an anti-tumor compound, an antioxidant and a pro-sexual agent.
  • Some of the things that the review looked at was on how different methods of fermentation and production can have an effect on the chemical properties of cordyceps.

"In the review, the researchers identified the primary challenge in the mass production of Cordyceps sinensis, which is the difficulty in collecting natural variants with parasitic hosts, coupled with discoveries regarding its pharmacological benefits."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-19-health-benefits-of-different-cordyceps-variants.html

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How to make your own penicillin... just in case
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Date: March 19, 2019 08:03 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to make your own penicillin... just in case





The concept of growing penicillin in one's home is foreign to most Americans, but with careful attention and consistent patience, it can certainly be done. In order to achieve this, you will need to grow mold on bread or old citrus peels until it is a blue-green hue. Then, you will need to separate the penicillin from the rest of the mold growth by the aid of 500 milliliters of tap water at a cool temperature, and lactose monohydrate, cornstarch, sodium nitrate, magnesium sulfate, and a few other important ingredients.

Key Takeaways:

  • Penicillin discovery, a landmark moment in modern medicine, has been shown to have saved many lives when used as an antibiotic.
  • Although making one’s own penicillin is possible, but it is not the recommended option if one has recourse to a doctor.
  • To make homegrown penicillin, one can put bread or citrus peels in a container to grow mold at around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

"When your fruit or bread starts to develop a gray mold, you’re on the right track, but you need to wait until it turns a bluish-green shade to turn it to penicillin. When it gets to this point, you’ll then need to incubate it in a sterilized flask for about a week."

The easy way to make penicillin, and alternatives below:

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-03-how-to-make-your-own-penicillin.html

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Mountain ginseng found to have immunostimulating, antioxidant,anticancer and anti-aging properties
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Date: February 13, 2019 08:00 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Mountain ginseng found to have immunostimulating, antioxidant,anticancer and anti-aging properties





Ginseng is a Chinese medicine, that has been long known for its medicinal properties. It is an expensive and scarce item. This makes it difficult to obtain for people who need it. Luckily, there is a solution to this problem. The Ginseng can be substituted by cultured roots of mountain ginseng. Studies have proven that mountain ginseng is a viable substitute. The general consensus of ginseng still holds, it have some risks as a supplement, but still has many health benefits. The article ends with a message to always consult a professional before taking ginseng as a supplement, just to be safe.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ancient Chinese medicine is known for many treatments that are effective but which processes are unknown and one of them is the root of mountain ginseng.
  • Although the mountain ginseng has several health benefits, many people do not think of it because it is very expensive and very scarce.
  • Some researchers sought out to find out the effectiveness of alternatives to mountain ginseng like the cultured roots of mountain ginseng (CRMG) and its major compound, ginsenoside Re (Re).

"In particular, cultured roots from mountain ginseng tissue have been identified as viable replacements for larger and cheaper production of the highly sought-after ginseng roots."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-06-mountain-ginseng-immunostimulating-antioxidant-anticancer-antiaging.html

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Another benefit of aloe vera: It reduces fasting blood glucose
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Date: February 04, 2019 09:52 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Another benefit of aloe vera: It reduces fasting blood glucose





Blood sugar regulation is imperative for all individuals, but especially those who are living with conditions such as diabetes. While many patients opt for pharmaceutical interventions to help maintain their glucose levels, natural alternatives such as aloe vera are showing to have a positive impact on sugar regulation. Aloe vera through oral consumption was able to reduce the glucose levels of diabetic patients by 46.6 milligrams while fasting. These results show that aloe vera could be exceptionally beneficial to those dealing with endocrine issues.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers are always on the lookout for ways to treat diabetes because it continues to affect more and more people globally.
  • Scientists have discovered that aloe vera can be used as a natural medicine to treat diabetes when it is orally consumed.
  • The data collected from the study suggested that people with a fasting blood sugar level equal or above 200 mg/dL may experience more advantages from consuming aloe vera.

"Researchers at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California aimed to verify the effectiveness of oral consumption of aloe vera on reducing fasting blood sugar and HbA1c."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-23-aloe-vera-reduces-fasting-blood-glucose-2.html

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Rosemary displays a powerful anti-anxiety effect, similar todiazepam but without the side effects
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Date: January 30, 2019 03:10 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Rosemary displays a powerful anti-anxiety effect, similar todiazepam but without the side effects





Many people suffer from anxiety and are in search of natural treatments instead of anti-anxiety drugs. According to researchers from Iran, rosemary could be a possibility. Many anti-anxiety drugs prescribed have a list of side effects making it even more difficult for people who suffer already. Rosemary is a shrub like plant found mostly in southern Europe. It is already known for killing bacteria, promoting blood flow, lowering blood sugar levels and more. The study concluded that the mice injected with rosemary appeared to have reduced anxiety similar to the mice injected with anti-anxiety medications.

Key Takeaways:

  • Research shows that more than 500 million people are afflicted with the psychological disorder of anxiety.
  • Pharmaceutical options for anxiety often incorporate side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure and sexual dysfunction.
  • One study, administered on mice, suggested that the herb, rosemary, showed an anti-anxiety affect on subjects on par with the drug diazepam.

"Natural products are good alternatives to anti-anxiety drugs because of their potency and safety."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-11-rosemary-displays-powerful-anti-anxiety-effect-no-side-effects.html

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Probiotics for your anxious mind? Study shows a certain strain ofbacteria could significantly reduce anxiety
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Date: December 17, 2018 01:10 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Probiotics for your anxious mind? Study shows a certain strain ofbacteria could significantly reduce anxiety





Life is hard, stress is everywhere, but what happens when it goes from stress to anxiety? Millions of people suffer from anxiety, it is the most prevalent mental illness out there. However, gut flora might be the answer. digestion issues effect everything from nutrition absorption to hormone balance. While modern medicine is quick to prescribe medication , which is littered with side effects, probiotics offers a way to naturally help relieve symptoms and aids in the prevention of other diseases, such as Alzheimer.

Key Takeaways:

  • The pace of modern life has fostered anxiety on millions and it negatively impacts their work, school and social life leading to a mental health crisis.
  • Many treatment or drugs for anxiety come with negative side effects and this makes many patients reluctant to take them.
  • The proof that probiotics improve mood is due to the relationship between healthy gut bacteria and physical health. This relationship works very well.

"Fortunately, there are natural alternatives that have proven very effective in the treatment of anxiety"

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-12-probiotics-for-your-anxious-mind-reduces-anxiety.html

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The surprising benefits of Fulvic Acid
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Date: November 28, 2018 09:56 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The surprising benefits of Fulvic Acid





Fulvic acid provides many positive health benefits that help detox your body in such a suprising way. Your body is able to absorb fulvic acid which helps your body dispose of waste. This is because fulvic acid is high in moleculer oxygen. It can also help with low testosterone levels and sperm count in a more natural way. Nature's miracle molecule provides natural alternatives for many heatlth issues with minimal side effects. Fulvic acid is suprisingly beneficial.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fulvic acid is the direct result of plant decomposition, what is normally called Humic Szale.
  • The shale is a storehouse of an array of nutritional minerals, derived from the decomposing organic matter.
  • Since Fulvic acid is useful for detoxifying, it is good for arthritis sufferers, who have an abundance of waste matter causing inflammation in their joints.

"Not only is Fulvic Acid able to treat a number of ailments, but it is also loaded with a number of essential minerals our body needs. These minerals help sustain the bodily function that in turn keep us in a healthy shape. Normally, we are not able to receive some important chemical compounds from the food supply we follow."

Read more: https://tophealthjournal.com/3252/the-surprising-benefits-of-fulvic-acid/

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Herbal additives such as cumin oil found to increase shelf life offresh fish fillets
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Date: November 26, 2018 02:52 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Herbal additives such as cumin oil found to increase shelf life offresh fish fillets





Fish is a popular edible. In fact the Food and Agricultural Organization estimates that fish eaters consume up to 163 million tons of the aquatic protein every year. That's a lot of fish to freeze. And, unfortunately, more so than is the case with other popular proteins, fish spoils easily, even when kept on ice. Adding a natural antimicrobial agent, such as the common kitchen spice, black cumin, could be an inexpensive and economy-boosting way to extend the shelf life of vulnerable fish. This premise has actually been tested and proven by researchers at the Firat University in Turkey, where a study that utilized black cumin oil to extend the life of fish fillets proved entirely successful. The study showed that no negative side effects endured from the process. In addition to improving the safety of fish, the researchers noted that the process was environmentally sound as well, as it required less energy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers from the Turkish University, Firat University, have uncovered a use for the common kitchen spice, black cumin, that does not involve direct human consumption.
  • The Food and Agricultural Organization has noted that up to 163 tons of fish are consumed per year, even though the protein is very prone to spoilage, even when refrigerated.
  • The use of a natural antimicrobial agent, such as black cumin, promotes food safety, lowers energy cost and ups the value of the fish.

"The use of natural antimicrobials such as organic acids, essential oils, plant extracts, and bacteriocins could be good alternatives to ensure food safety."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-06-cumin-oil-increases-shelf-life-of-fresh-fish-fillets.html

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How A Powerful Type of Salt and An Ancient Spice Can End ChronicPain For Good
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Date: November 09, 2018 04:51 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How A Powerful Type of Salt and An Ancient Spice Can End ChronicPain For Good





Pain is of course a fact of life, as is the reasonable pursuit to end, or at least mitigate it. But, it's that ending of pain that can prove problematic. Last year Consumer Reports revealed that as many as 4 million plus U.S. citizens bought pharmaceutical interventions of some type in an attempt to deal with a pain. Unfortunately, most pharmaceutical interventions are not without side effects, some of them very serious. Moreover, although these types of interventions can help sufferers cope with symptoms, they can also mask other important symptoms. In general, pharmaceutical pain relievers block receptors that would allow the brain to acknowledge pain. They can also cause a mild euphoria. The most potent type of pharmaceutical pain killers, opioids are also highly addictive. Millions of people abuse prescription drugs and hundreds of thousands die due to overdose every year. There are other options. Alternative forms of holistic treatment have been around for thousands of years, long before many of today's modern interventions. Today, science is discovering that many of them have a right to be considered potent medicine in their own right. Two holistic alternatives to pharmaceutical pain relievers are turmeric and cayenne. Curmerin, the inflammation-fighting component of turmeric, has been proven to fight inflammation-caused pain as well as Ibuprofen. In the same way, the capsaicinoids, which are inherent in cayenne, also work to alleviate inflammation, thereby alleviating pain. Another holistic remedy, Epsom salts, also alleviates pain when users soak in it.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although drugs can alleviate symptoms, they also have a tendency to mask other vital symptoms.
  • During 2017, it's estimated by Consumer Reports that drug-seeking U.S. citizens filled a whopping 4.5 million prescriptions.
  • Curcumin, a component of the spice turmeric, inhibits pain due to inflammation in a way that makes it on par with the relief users would normally gain from Ibuprofen.

"Big Pharma seems to be working very hard at creating customers, rather than cures. When you take a drug, it often leads to more problems, and ultimately, more drugs."

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/powerful-type-salt-ancient-spice-end-chronic-pain/

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Sea buckthorn oil can promote liver health and decrease the storageof body fat
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Date: September 06, 2018 09:52 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Sea buckthorn oil can promote liver health and decrease the storageof body fat





Sea buckthorn oil can promote liver health and decrease the storage of body fat

More study is now being done regarding lesser known fruits and vegetables, not only for the betterment of human understanding, but also to potentially augment the list of natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals for the improvement of human health.

Healthy lipids and fatty acids have been on the nutrition radar for a while now, as these items are known for having useful bioactive ingredients, including high vitamin content, making them useful for human consumption. Sea buckthorn oil is a new face on the lipid list, but offering some impressive credentials. For example, the plant shows high levels of vitamin A and E, phytosterols and unsaturated fatty acids. One study suggests that the type of oil used by humans effects how much vitamin A the liver stores. The ware-housing effect was considerably upped when rats were given sea buckthorn oil as opposed to soybean oil. Sea buckthorn oil has other pluses too. It can reverse GERD and possibly ulcers, also lower cholesterol and promote heart health. It also reduces inflammation, making it useful for sore inflamed, reddened skin.

Key Takeaways:

  • Every part of the sea buckthorn – oil, leaves, fruit and bark – have been found to have medicinal properties.
  • Based on experiments on rats, sea buckthorn has been found to have high levels of C16 fatty acids and high amount of carotenoids.
  • Sea buckthorn oil, according to the findings, has important effects on the storage of fats in tissues.

"Lesser known fruits and plants have been gradually taking the spotlight in alternative medicine as natural remedies to various health conditions and improving overall nutrition."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-01-sea-buckthorn-oil-can-promote-liver-health.html

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Eating fried food just twice per week increases your chance of early death
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Date: August 17, 2018 09:53 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eating fried food just twice per week increases your chance of early death





Eating fried food just twice per week increases your chance of early death

Nature News puts out an article on a possible link between routinely eating deep fried foods and premature deaths. One of the possible causes of an early death is acrylamide, which is present in some foods, one of which is deep fried potatoes. To cut down on risks, Nature News recommends cutting back on eating deep fried foods more than once a week(preferably even less often) and finding healthier substitutes. Substitutes could include vegetables or oven baked sweet potato fries.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fried food is full of a carcinogen known as acrylamide.
  • Black olives, cocoa, dark-crusted breads, and peanut butter are also high in acrylamide.
  • Kale chips, sweet potato fries, and crispy green beans are some healthier alternatives to French fries.

"To stay healthy and lower your risk of premature death, limit your intake of fried foods like French fries and potato chips."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-08-16-eating-fried-food-just-twice-per-week-increases-your-chance-of-early-death.html

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Worried about your liver after taking Tylenol? Take Moringa peregrina – it has been found to help mitigate the effects of liver toxicity caused by the drug
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Date: January 18, 2018 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Worried about your liver after taking Tylenol? Take Moringa peregrina – it has been found to help mitigate the effects of liver toxicity caused by the drug





Tylenol may have negative effects on the liver if taken incorrectly. There are alternatives for patients that are worried about their liver. Moringa peregrina is the right choice and could save many lives out there. That medication could minimize the effects of liver toxicity over time. That includes liver toxicity caused by Tylenol and similar drugs in the class. Research has shown that approach to be effective overall. Patients were able to recover quickly on that medication.

Key Takeaways:

  • Moringa pergrina is from Egypt and has been found to have positive pharmacological effects on the body.
  • It has some anti-inflammatory properties that are well linked to various maladies
  • In the study, rats that took it had lower enzyme levels and less DNA damage over time.

"A team of investigators discovered that Moringa peregrina leaf extract can improve the state of livers damaged by acetaminophen, a pain reliever and fever reducer that goes by such names as Tylenol and Actamin."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-01-17-worried-about-your-liver-after-taking-tylenol-drink-moringa-tea.html

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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ARE YOUR MEDICINES MAKING YOU SICK?
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Date: August 24, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: ARE YOUR MEDICINES MAKING YOU SICK?





Several different medicines may carry a negative impact according to this piece from India's Mumbai Mirror. These medicines are intended to help those with such ailments as diabetes, acidity problems and arthritis, among others. A series of relevant fixes are also offered for the problems that could potentially be caused by these medicines. These fixes mainly involve suggestions to eat particular kinds of healthy food alternatives, including dairy, leafy vegetables, fish, sweet potatoes, eggs and many more. A doctor is also quoted to ensure that not all readers should be concerned about potential problems with these medicines.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many medications used to treat serious conditions can cause depletion of nutrients over time
  • Certain diabetic medications can cause Vitamin B12 deficiencies which can be remedied by consuming foods such as eggs, dairy, and poultry
  • It's important to talk to your doctor about a supplementation plan in order to get the right amount in your body over time

"However, many of these drugs can interfere with the availability of nutrients in your body, warns Mahesh Jayaraman, medical researcher, therapist, health advisor and co-founder of health platform Sepalika, “either because they impair the body’s ability to effectively absorb nutrients from food, or cause it to unintentionally excrete certain nutrients.”"

Read more: http://punemirror.indiatimes.com/others/you/are-your-medicines-making-you-sick/articleshow/60163067.cms

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5 ways to relieve period cramps naturally
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Date: July 16, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 ways to relieve period cramps naturally





For most women, there is a cyclical monthly occasion that consumes their bodies with pain and cramping. While some deal with this pharmacologically, there might be natural alternatives to menstrual symptoms. A recent article on foxnews.com provided several tips that may help relieve menstrual symptoms without turning to pills. The following recommendations were made: Fish oil and Vitamin B12 supplementation, increasing vegetable intake while reducing fats, Magnesium supplementation, exercise, and heat therapy. Of course, this article did recommend seeking a physicians advice before implementing any of these dietary or excercise recommendations.

Key Takeaways:

  • Oils and vitamins from fish, as well as a more vegetable based diet, have been shown to help the pain, as well as other symptoms.
  • Studies have shown that magnesium, through natural or supplemental sources, helps reduces period related pains.
  • Heat helps temporarily stop pain, while exercising during PMS can increase blood flow to decrease symptomatic pain.

"... what if you could relieve period cramps naturally? Some of these remedies might even help you conquer the cramps once and for all."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/07/10/5-ways-to-relieve-period-cramps-naturally.html

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10 Healthy alternatives to toxic processed table salt you can start using today
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Date: July 12, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 Healthy alternatives to toxic processed table salt you can start using today





Salt is generally not good for your body. White table salt especially is not good for you and has no health benefits. If you're going to use a salt try and go for a natural version. Pink salts or Sea salts are really great and even help keep your body's pH level good. The iodized table salt has a ton of chemicals in it and it's also bleached. The other natural salts have great benefits.

Key Takeaways:

  • It is no secret that while commercial table salts help flavor dishes, they are extremely detrimental to the body’s overall health
  • Commercial table salts are 99 percent sodium chloride, are bleached during the production process and may contain harmful substances such as stabilizers that make them practically toxic in nature.
  • Commercial table salts are also found to promote acid formation, which in turn may pose a significant threat to the body’s overall well being

"Unlike commercial salts, naturally extracted salts like sea salts promote alkaline formation and help maintain a balanced body pH."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-07-09-8-healthy-alternatives-to-your-toxic-table-salt-you-can-start-using-today.html

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Is Mushroom Coffee Even Better than Regular Coffee?
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Date: May 19, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is Mushroom Coffee Even Better than Regular Coffee?





There are many coffee alternatives out there and more are developed all the time. They're made from different roots, nuts, herbs, etc. One of them is mushroom coffee. This tells you if it is any good. It might be an option for those who can't have real coffee for health reasons. Some can't handle the caffeine found in real coffee. Others just like to try alternatives out of curiosity or to try finding the best tasting coffee.

Key Takeaways:

  • Mushroom coffee can be a tasty and safer alternative to regular coffee. It holds many health benefits.
  • Health benefits include: anticancer, loaded with antioxidants, decreased oxidative stress, boosted liver health, focus without jitters, and it aids in digestive and diabetic health.
  • Although a healthy alternative, it also does come with risk. Anyone with an autoimmune disease needs to exercise caution.

"Prepackaged or instant mushroom coffee is also said to be lower in caffeine and less acidic than regular coffee"

Read more: https://draxe.com/mushroom-coffee/

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Activated Charcoal Toothpaste and Other Natural Toothpaste Alternatives
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Date: May 19, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Activated Charcoal Toothpaste and Other Natural Toothpaste alternatives





Many people look for natural product to clean their homes and even their bodies. One of these products is natural toothpaste. People have been using some of the options mentioned here for hundreds of years, long before toothpaste was being sold in stores. These are safe, natural and healthy options to keep your teeth clean, a very important part of hygiene which no one should overlook. Oral health helps you to stay healthier over all.

Key Takeaways:

  • Store bought shampoos and soaps can contain hazardous ingredients. Activated charcoal toothpaste can be a safe alternative.
  • The surface area of activated charcoal is massive. This affects the chemical reactivity and helps to detox the body.
  • Activated charcoal is different than the woody matter that is burnt for cooking.

"If you struggle with gum inflammation, also known as gingivitis, try out turmeric toothpaste"

Read more: http://www.healthnutnews.com/activated-charcoal-toothpaste-natural-toothpaste-alternatives/

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Could Your Toothpaste Cause Cancer? (Do This Instead)
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Date: April 29, 2017 07:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Could Your Toothpaste Cause Cancer? (Do This Instead)





Have you ever considered alternatives to toothpaste? Items such as coconut oil, xylitol and baking Sosa kill some of the same bacteria as toothpaste and also lessens your risk of developing cancer. Yes, cancer! There is some evidence that the ingredients listen in our toothpaste could actually cause cancer. For example, the ingredient called triclosan. According to the food and drug administration, this ingredient could actually lead to skin cancer. Considering a more natural alternative for toothpaste is definitely ideal.

Read more: Could Your Toothpaste Cause Cancer? (Do This Instead)

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The health benefits of nut butters
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Date: April 28, 2017 09:29 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The health benefits of nut butters





Nut butters, peanut butter and it's alternatives, can be delicious, healthy and full of protein. Each nut used has unique nutrients and flavors.peanut butter is packed with protein perfect for an after workout recovery snack, almond butter protects against heart disease, diabetes and stroke, cashew butter, though more expensive, improves your metabolism and immunity while hazelnut butter is high in folate that supports healthy pregnancy as well as healthy aging and decreased levels of anxiety.

Read more: The health benefits of nut butters

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Could Diet Sodas Raise Risk of Dementia and Stroke?
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Date: April 27, 2017 10:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Could Diet Sodas Raise Risk of Dementia and Stroke?





Diet sodas are not a healthy choice for those dieting. New studies have shown that people who drink them are not experiencing health benefits and are at a three times higher risk of experiencing dementia and stroke. The study did not discern which artificial sweeteners were consumed. People that drink sugary beverages did not have the same risk factors but those who drank sugary risks had a higher risk of memory loss and accelerated brain aging. Experts agree drinking water and coffee are healthier alternatives.

Read more: Could Diet Sodas Raise Risk of Dementia and Stroke?

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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Cough medicines and lozenges are loaded with refined sugars that increase blood sugar levels
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Date: April 01, 2017 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cough medicines and lozenges are loaded with refined sugars that increase blood sugar levels





Lozenges and cough medicines contain a large amount of sugar. There is so much sugar in the lozenges and cough medicine that there is close to, or more than the daily recommended amount, according to WHO (World Health Organization). Companies should make it more clear to the consumer just how many calories are actually in these products. There are alternatives that are sugar free, but without the sugar, the products might lose their pleasure effect and show their bitter taste.

Read more: Cough medicines and lozenges are loaded with refined sugars that increase blood sugar levels

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7 Easy alternatives to toxic household cleaning products
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Date: March 31, 2017 10:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 Easy alternatives to toxic household cleaning products





Household cleaning products keep the house looking immaculate, but sometimes that is at the expense of our health and our environment. If you are like millions of Americans and concerned about the effects of household cleaners, stop using them today and start choosing worthwhile alternatives. These alternatives minimize risks to your health and the environment, but still provide the same awesome cleaning power needed to love the home that you are in. Isn't it time to clean better?

Read more: 7 Easy alternatives to toxic household cleaning products

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VERY USEFUL HOMEMADE STAIN REMOVAL! THE RESULTS WILL SURPRISE YOU!!
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Date: March 20, 2017 04:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: VERY USEFUL HOMEMADE STAIN REMOVAL! THE RESULTS WILL SURPRISE YOU!!





Everyone who has tried to remove a stain also knows how hard they are to remove. There are so many different products on the market which claim to remove stains, some work better than others. Most, if not all, commercial stain removers offered on the store shelves contain toxic chemicals which could harm you, your family, or your pets. Besides the danger of a small child or pet drinking a liquid cleaner, there are dangers due to inhalation or skin exposure during normal use. The solution to this problem is to use a simple, natural, non toxic alternative. Simply mix 3.3 ounces white vinegar, 3.3 ounces liquid salt, 3 and 1/3 ounces mineral water and put the mixture into a clean spray bottle. Spray the solution on the stain, leave to soak for 15 minutes and then scrub the stain with a brush. Older stains may need a longer soak or you may repeat the process until the stain is removed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuR7pujfz0Q&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Retail stain-removers are often chemical-laden and pricey, while home alternatives are natural and often require simple inexpensive home staples.
  • A combination of white vinegar, liquid soap and mineral water can be applied to many stains.
  • Use less, or more time, depending on how old and stubborn the stain is, then brush and repeat as required until the stain is gone.

"Stains are created frequently in our everyday life, as we stain or clothes, furniture, and even car seats."

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This Is What Doctors Will Never Tell You About The CLOVES So You Do Not Use Them. AMAZING!
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Date: March 19, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: This Is What Doctors Will Never Tell You About The CLOVES So You Do Not Use Them. AMAZING!





There is powerful medicine in many herbs that people would never think of as medicine. One of these powerful, health giving plant products is the Clove. Clove is a remedy which provides a natural alternative to pharmaceuticals which might have side effects. Clove treats nausea and vomiting when mixed with honey. Clove is known to help with dizziness when sipped with water. Clove is useful in helping heal dental infections. When one teaspoon of clove is mixed with an equal amount of warmed sesame oil, it can be used to treat ear ache. Clove is a remedy for many different types of ailments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxC-2dlEOME&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Sometimes a healing alternative that is kinder to the wallet and is natural also works wonders.
  • Cloves, for example, help to naturally alleviate gas and ease digestion.
  • Various home remedies use cloves, in mixes and infusions, to aide and soothe ear aches, tooth infections, ease dizziness, nausea, diarrhea and even labor contractions.

"The nature every day surprises us more, it is incredible the amount of mixes, shakes, infusions, among other things can be prepared, either with: fruits, herbs, oils and other alternatives that can only provide mother earth."

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Ear infection treatment: Do alternative therapies work?
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Date: March 18, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Ear infection treatment: Do alternative therapies work?





Watchful waiting is a common course of treatment for an ear infection. The discomfort of an ear infection however, takes a toll on both the patient and their families, frequently leaving people searching for alternative treatments. Mayo clinic published a summary of the current understanding of several popular alternatives promoted to relieve the pain of ear infection. Homeopathy, chiropractic, natural sweeteners, and herbal ear drops are few popular therapies with unclear research results. The practicality, cost, and safety of any alternatives should be considered.

Key Takeaways:

  • Parents are often concerned about how to treat an ear infection, they do not always wish to use traditional medical treatments and seek homeopathic alternatives.
  • Homeopathic treatments are not widely studied and often have no regulatory aspects by the FDA. Further monitoring will give better overall data for decision making when choosing homeopathic treatment
  • Before making your choice to try non traditional treatments, find out about the treatments, costs and which doctors advocate for certain treatments as safe for children.

"Alternative ear infection treatments abound on the internet and in books and magazines. They include chiropractic adjustments, homeopathy, herbal eardrops and others."

Read more: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ear-infections/in-depth/ear-infection-treatment/art-20047613

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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Top natural sweeteners that can replace sugar
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Date: March 09, 2017 03:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Top natural sweeteners that can replace sugar





Most nutritionists are in agreement that sugar is very detrimental to your health and should be removed as much as possible from your diet. However, if you absolutely need something sweet in your meals then read on for information about five natural sweeteners that can replace sugar and you won't even know the difference. They are just as sweet as sugar and are easy to obtain. However, beware that overindulging in them can still be bad for your health.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sugar is empty of nutritional value and there are several alternatives that provide the sweetness of sugar and additional health benefits.
  • Many sugar replacements are natural and found by refining - for example, Date Sugar is made from Dates, so it has the added benefit of combatting constipation at low risk of increasing blood sugar.
  • Honey is a popular sugar replacement that includes vitamins and minerals which are not found in sugar.

"But if you can't survive without your dose of sweetness, we bring you some natural sweeteners that are way better than your white sugar."

Read more: https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http%3A%2F%2Ftimesofindia.indiatimes.com%2Flife-style%2Fhealth-fitness%2Fdiet%2Ftop-natural-sweeteners-that-can-replace-sugar%2Farticleshow%2F57461964.cms&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjBhMmIxOTgxN2IyMDM3NjI6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFZDJmCAudce3Vn5aD1lwvEZtQOBg

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12 foods to remove from the fridge forever
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Date: February 26, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 12 foods to remove from the fridge forever





Most people love food. The problem is that often times the food that is enjoyable is the most unhealthy. It can cause major health problems, and eventually lead to a run down body. Fatty lunch meat and whole milk are just two of the foods you should remove from your fridge forever.

Key Takeaways:

  • Swap out processed deli meats and cheeses for healthier alternatives like fresh chicken breast. Swap butter and margarine for healthier fats found in coconut oil and avocados.
  • Tonic water, diet soda, whole milk, and sugary juices are some beverages to avoid. Swap out fatty dressings and condiments, replace flavored yogurt with plain, and exchange pickles for sauerkraut.
  • By making these switches, you'll be on your way to packing on more muscle, cleaning out your arteries, and getting the abs you train for in the gym every day

"Throw out the junk and replace it with healthier alternatives. By making these switches, you'll be on your way to packing on more muscle, cleaning out your arteries, and getting the abs you train for in the gym every day."



Reference:

//www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/12-foods-to-remove-from-the-fridge-forever

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Five natural alternatives to sugar
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Date: February 25, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Five natural alternatives to sugar





Sugar is not good for everyone. Diabetics for example need to limit it. This gives five alternatives they can try. They can take sugar's place and are worth looking into because they could improve your health greatly. You might even find you prefer one of these to sugar once you see its health benefits.

Key Takeaways:

  • All of this means that artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup are out -- and a whole slew of natural alternatives have popped up in their place.
  • Maple syrup is still made the same way it has been for decades: by boiling sap from maple trees. The syrup can then be dried, powdered, and sold as maple sugar.
  • However, it does pack a solid amount of magnesium -- a mineral that helps produce collagen and promote skin and bone health -- with 25% of your Daily Value.

"artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup are out -- and a whole slew of natural alternatives have popped up in their place."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2017/02/22/health/natural-sweeteners-diet-partner/index.html

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Fight pain naturally with these powerful natural remedies
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Date: February 22, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fight pain naturally with these powerful natural remedies





Every day, millions of people rush to the pharmacy for some over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription pain medication. Most of us who live with the debilitating effects of chronic pain would do almost anything to find relief. While painkillers like ibuprofen, acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol) or the more addictive opioid drugs can help manage your pain, know that they can also cause severe damage to your body.

Key Takeaways:

  • Give the body the right nutrients and it will start to heal itself.
  • Besides giving your body the nutrients it needs, regular exercise should also be part of your daily routine to manage and eliminate pain.
  • Curcumin, turmeric’s main active compound, is one of the best remedies to fight chronic inflammation and pain.

"The good news is, more and more people are seeking natural alternatives to ease their aches and pains. So before you rush off to the pharmacy, check out the natural remedies below to heal your body and fight pain naturally."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/2017-02-13-fight-pain-naturally-with-these-powerful-natural-remedies.html

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CBS News shocked to report local man cured his cancer with cannabis oil
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Date: February 16, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CBS News shocked to report local man cured his cancer with cannabis oil





There are a lot of shocking stories in the news but CBS news may have topped all of them. CBS news appeared completely baffled while reporting on a story about a man whose cancer was cured through the use of cannabis oil. With more and more states pushing for cannabis to be legal in the United States more news has come out about its health benefits.

Key Takeaways:

  • For those of us that have been following the process of cannabis legalization in the United States — and especially for those of us who are conscious of our health .
  • For the rest of the world, however, the realization that people who are using cannabis are not a bunch of lazy stoners comes as a bit of a shock — but only because many of them have been willfully ignorant of the truth.
  • Few have been quite as ignorant as the mainstream media, whose obsession with normalizing everything somehow passed right by marijuana and cannabis products.

"The only reason that marijuana isn’t already legalized is that the federal government profits far too heavily from the alternatives."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/2017-01-18-cbs-news-shocked-to-report-local-man-cured-his-cancer-with-cannabis-oil.html

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Turmeric Believed to Be a Safer and Side-Effect-Free Pain Management Option for Arthritis
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Date: February 02, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Turmeric Believed to Be a Safer and Side-Effect-Free Pain Management Option for Arthritis





Arthritis is a painful and terrible disease. NSAIDs are taken in handfuls for this condition, but have their own side effects. If you suffer from this disease, you may want to look into more natural ways of treating the inflammation. Turmeric is one such natural option that can greatly ease the pain involved. Some studies have been conducted to test the effectiveness of turmeric against NSAIDs. While they both seem to be close to equally effective, turmeric does not come with any side effects.

Key Takeaways:

  • Traditionally, many people who suffer from painful conditions such as arthritis non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
  • Yet the recent scare in the possible side effects associated with their use has become widespread, and more and more sufferers are turning to natural alternatives.
  • Read on to learn more about turmeric and other safe, effective natural alternatives.

"Turmeric is believed to be a safer, side-effect-free pain management option for arthritis."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://newswire.net/newsroom/pr/00094817-turmeric-believed-to-be-a-safer-and-side-effect-free-pain-management-option-for-arthritis.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGNztCXwda6fyFk-o716SAJqqkKiQ

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Can Cannabis Help with Inflammation for Athletes?
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Date: December 24, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Cannabis Help with Inflammation for Athletes?





With opioid dependence and overdose deaths reaching epidemic levels, athletes suffering from injuries need alternatives to widely prescribed painkillers. Research suggests that components of the cannabis plant, including THC, CBD, and terpenes can play a role in reducing pain and inflammation. Although it is not as powerful a painkiller as opioids, cannabis could be used to help wean athletes off of opioid medication, as well as manage long-term chronic pain.

Key Takeaways:

  • Athletes today are bigger, stronger, and faster than they were just a decade or so ago.
  • Men and women are becoming more competitive thanks in part to technological advancements designed to improve workouts and recovery time.
  • With these innovations, however, come drawbacks.

"One possible alternative to prescription painkillers may come from certain components of the cannabis plant. Recent studies have found that cannabis could possibly reduce inflammation, acting almost like Tylenol."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.leafly.com/news/health/can-cannabis-help-athletes-inflammation&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHAJ2F2qAtwCOfBQJ3oxDpQe1n_4g

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How nutritious are plant-based milks?
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Date: December 03, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How nutritious are plant-based milks?





When deciding what type of milk to consume, it is best to read labels. While cow’s milk is fairly standard in the amount of nutrients it contains, plant-based milks can vary greatly depending on which company manufactures it. Unless there is a medical reason to do otherwise, it is recommended that all people consume cow’s milk. Soy, almond, coconut, and other nut milks can be lacking in their nutrients. Soy and nut milks contain a fair amount of protein, but none of the alternatives naturally contain calcium. It can be added, but these usually are not digested as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vegans and others may prefer to drink plant-based milks over milk that comes from animals, but a recent study in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition confirmed that young children should drink cow’s milk.
  • An eight-ounce glass of cow’s milk naturally contains about eight grams of protein and almost a third of the recommended percent daily value of calcium.
  • Nutritionally, plant-based milks noted pale in comparison to cow's milk; none contain more than a gram of protein unless fortified.

"An eight-ounce glass of cow’s milk naturally contains about eight grams of protein and almost a third of the recommended percent daily value of calcium. Cow’s milk also naturally contains nutrients like potassium and vitamin B12, and is usually fortified with vitamins A and D."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.myajc.com/news/lifestyles/food-cooking/how-nutritious-are-plant-based-milks/ns83K/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY3NzEzYzg1MjE0ZjUwYzU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFCC1HIvy4Tvv37PC3ave07tBwlUw

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Is your storable food just repackaged genetically modified SOY and CORN?
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Date: November 15, 2016 12:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is your storable food just repackaged genetically modified SOY and CORN?





Common survival and storable foods are may not be the healthiest foods to keep for long term health. It seems that many of these foods are loaded with unhealthy additions like MSG and pesticides. Almost all of these products contain corn and soybean in one form or another and most of those crops are genetically modified. Luckily, there are some healthier alternatives out there that don’t contain such toxic ingredients.

Key Takeaways:

  • Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, reported on the presence of toxic ingredients in many survival foods
  • Adams wrote that nearly every popular storable food product contained GMOs
  • Genetically modified corn and soy are two of the most prolific ingredients on the food market today

"Last week, Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, reported on the presence of toxic ingredients in many survival foods. Adams wrote that nearly every popular storable food product contained GMOs, pesticides, and monosodium glutamate (MSG.)"



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/055904_survival_foods_clean_ingredients_organic.html

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Did you know about these natural, highly effective substitutes for ibuprofen?
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Date: November 07, 2016 02:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Did you know about these natural, highly effective substitutes for ibuprofen?




If you reach for ibuprofen to treat aches and pains of various sorts, you probably appreciate its fast-acting relief. But what if you knew there were natural alternatives that work just as well as ibuprofen without the potential health risks? Now you can learn more about natural alternatives and make lifestyle changes today.

Key Takeaways:

  • This stance is understandable given the many dangers of common over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen.
  • They can also interfere with conception. These medications can harm a fetus when taken during pregnancy and even cause lifelong problems once the baby is born.
  • The good news is that you don't have to just grit your teeth and suffer through your pain if you're trying to avoid ibuprofen and similar drugs.

"The good news is that you don't have to just grit your teeth and suffer through your pain if you're trying to avoid ibuprofen and similar drugs."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/055865_ibuprofen_substitutes_natural_medicine.html


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Diabetes nutrition: Eating out when you have diabetes
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Date: November 03, 2016 06:04 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Diabetes nutrition: Eating out when you have diabetes



For people with diabetes, the condition can make eating out feel restrictive. Fortunately, with the right choices it doesn't have to be that way. Avoiding buffets can being mindful to portion size are important. Additionally, many restaurants allow the ability to substitute unhealthy food choices for healthier options. Finally, be aware of extra sources of calories that aren't part of the original dish.

Key Takeaways:

  • When dining out, eat the same portions that you would at home, don't overeat, especially since restaurants tend to serve large portions.
  • Try to substitute high fat items on the menu for healthier ones, for example, lower fat salad dressing.
  • Call ahead (or ask) if you can get foods fixed in a more healthier way, like baked instead of fried.

"Many restaurants offer healthy alternatives. And you can plan what you want to order by looking at menus online, some of which provide nutrition information."



Reference:

//www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/in-depth/diabetes-nutrition/art-20047665


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new from Now Foods, Empty Glass Bottles to Mix Your Own Oils
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Date: September 28, 2016 05:07 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: new from Now Foods, Empty Glass Bottles to Mix Your Own Oils

Empty Glass Amber Glass bottles For The DIY beauty Products

With more and more consumers seeking healthier, natural alternatives to chemically laden mass market home products, the do-it-yourself (DIY) market continues to gain in popularity.  Making DIY beauty products is a trend that continues to gain steam, especially for those using essential oils and carrier oils such as jojoba, shea, and grape seed.


Now Solutions health and beauty line is well-positioned to capitalize on this emerging consumer trend, and we're making it even easier for you to do it your self.  These Empty bottles include blank labels so you will have everything you need to create your own recipes and samples based on individual tastes. 

Enjoy!


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The Holiday Sugar Trap; All There is to Know
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Date: October 04, 2015 10:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: The Holiday Sugar Trap; All There is to Know

The festive season can be a tempting affair to any healthy eater. Hopping from one party and family gathering to another might easily see you indulging in unhealthy dishes and drinks. It is quite difficult to hold back on the wide varieties of delicious treats unless your will is exceptional. Counting the calories in the food you eat when in the middle of a conversation with a long lost friend or family members isn't easy. What you regard as 'just a once off affair' might ruin the rest of the year for you. There is a lot of hidden sugar in holiday treats such as; syrup, cakes, flavored pop corn, cookies, soda, juices, lemonades and ice cream.

Holiday Feast


Reasons to Avoid Sugar During the Festive Season
Added sugar has been proven to have harmful effects on your health. There are some known risks that you might be exposing yourself to just by having an extra cupcake.

  • Tooth decay

Sugar plays a harmful role in tooth decay. Plaque, a harmful bacteria responsible for tooth decay, uses sugar as a form of energy. This way, the plaque multiplies and becomes thick hence making it difficult for it to be washed away by saliva. Sugar is also used as a form of glue for the bacteria to firmly stick to the teeth.

  • Weight gain

Added sugar for instance fructose corn syrup contains a lot of empty calories with zero nutrients.These calories do not contain any protein, minerals, vitamins nor any essential fats. It is purely energy which is converted into fats in the body hence weight gain.

  • Sweet tooth/ Addiction

Did you know that indulging in all that sweetness at the Christmas table might be the beginning of your sugar addiction? Sugar shuttles tryptophan in the brain which further converts to serotonin hence having a physiological addictive effect.

  • Increased Blood Pressure

When the refined sugar intake is high, the body might be forced to produce more leptin and insulin. This is due to the high carbohydrate and processed food diet. When these two rise, blood pressure might go up leading to leptin and insulin resistance. Insulin is responsible for the storage of magnesium meant for the relaxation of muscles in the body. When the insulin is interfered with, the lack of magnesium in the cells may lead to the inability of your your hearts' vessels to fully relax hence narrowing them. This overworks your heart hence increased blood pressure.

  • Cholesterol

Refined sugar has been proven to cause diabetes, obesity as well as other conditions that put your heart at risk. New studies have linked sugar with unhealthy cholesterol and increased triglyceride levels. When you consume a lot of refined sugar, the excess is stored in the liver as tryglecirides (a form of fat that sticks to your arteries). This fat travels through the blood stream and may clog it up.

That extra can of soda might leave you struggling with life altering health conditions. It is important to consider healthy alternatives to refined sugars. A perfect example in this case would be unsweetened or stevia calorie free sweetners. Sweet leaf and Truvia are made of stevia which is a natural herbs that are commonly found in South and Central America. Stevia is 40 times sweeter than sugar yet contains no empty calories which makes it a suitable alternative. These sweeteners are easily available in local stores and can be used in almost anything; tea, coffee, cereal, yogurt and even fruit.

References

//www.webmd.com/food-recipes/best-sugar-substitutes
//healthyteeth.org/what-about-sugar/
//articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/02/25/sugar-blood-pressure.aspx
//healthyeating.sfgate.com/sugar-intake-raise-cholesterol-levels-4101.html

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

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

  • It improves your health of your scalp and hair

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

  • It is great scalp moisturizer

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

  • It good for massaging the scalp

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

  • It has anti-androgenic effects

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

References

//www.teatreeoilforhair.org/

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

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

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Expelling Parasites and Worms with Black Walnuts
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Date: August 07, 2015 07:35 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Expelling Parasites and Worms with Black Walnuts

Parasites and worms are responsible for a number of health problems all over the world.  These organisms invade our bodies and feed on nutrients for their own sustenance.  Parasites can be both internal and external in nature. External parasites can generally be seen and are easier to get rid of.  You will find a number of standard medical treatments for this. However, it is the internal parasites that pose the higher threat.  It can be difficult to identify internal parasites and treatments require more effort.  These parasites usually attack the colon and intestines.  If left unchecked, they can cause a lot of damage to your body. While antibiotics are effective, they can have a few side effects.  So people have been looking for more natural alternatives.  Black walnut has shown a number of properties that are beneficial in fighting parasites.

Black Walnut

How does Black Walnut help in killing parasites and worms?

Black walnut has been universally acknowledged to be a strong vermifuge, that is a parasite-killing herb.  It has strong concentrations of Natural iodine, juglone and astringent tannins.  All these ingredients are well known for their parasite killing properties. One of the best methods of ingesting black walnut is by preparing a medicine that utilizes other similar organic foods like garlic, pineapples, papaya seeds and pumpkin seeds.  This helps clean the intestines and remove parasites and worms.


What are the effective black walnut recipes?

One of the most popular recipes involves using black walnuts, cloves and wormwood.  There are many products that utilize this combination and have been seen to give impressive results. Of course it also depends on the potency of the ingredients used.  For example, green black walnuts are generally known to be more effective than other lighter colored ones.  So it could be a good idea to look for these specific walnuts in the ingredients label.  They are likely to be stronger and can get faster results.  You will also see a number of freeze dried capsules available in the market that have a higher strength compared to normal medicines. Wormwood is herb that has been used in stomach treatment for centuries. It contains a number of enzymes that are good for cleaning the intestine. Hence, it can be found in conjunction with black walnut in medicines that fight parasites. With cloves too you should be careful, as they tend to lose their potency very fast.   So make sure that your medicine uses only fresh and completely organic cloves. You can either go in for manufactured pills that use these ingredients or can create your own recipes. Just make sure that you are using only the most effective constituents.

Apart from these herbs, you will also find a number of other natural solutions for getting rid of parasites and worms. These include papayas, pineapples and pumpkin seeds. Papayas can be highly effective as they contain a strong enzyme known as papain.


What other steps can I take?

If you are going through a parasite expelling phase, it will be good to regulate your diet in a proper manner. Avoid coffee, sugar, alcohol and other such items. Take care of your stomach and eat only fresh and light food. With a good diet, and the right herbs, you will soon be having a completely parasite-free body.


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Are Laxatives Safe For Your?
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Date: April 26, 2014 10:03 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Are Laxatives Safe For Your?

senna plantLaxatives

Herbal laxatives could promote bowel activity with mild purgation. They are usually used when there is a blood toxicity, constipation, an infection that cleansing of people bowel is needed, insufficient fiber in diet, a skin condition which caused by insufficient elimination, gallstones or hypertension.

Common laxatives

The most common laxative herbs used are senna, cascara sagrada, sesame, psyllium and milkweed. Milkweed or Asclepias syriaca is an old home remedy for warts, and medicinally important in heart disease treatment. The seed of Psyllium contain copious amounts of the mucilage, which are able to treat constipation, diarrhea and act as an effective and safe weight loss aid.

Why Would You Use Laxatives?

For relief of constipation you might suppose to use laxatives. Constipation is a gastrointestinal disorder, which make result in fewer or difficult bowel movements. Low fluid or fiber intake is the common causes of constipation. You will discover that bulk-forming laxatives are usually recommended for first aid when you have a constipation problem that will draw fluid into your intestines. However, it is not recommended to use laxatives in  long-term, because it could give you harmful side effect.

The Pros and Cons of Taking Laxatives

Laxatives were used for conditions like irregularity, painful elimination and hard stools. For temporary use laxatives are help to treat some chronic condition and invaluable. However, using laxatives for long-term use may give you several risks: cramping, bloating, nausea, gas and diarrhea. The most important risk you might want to know, is your body will be dependent on that herbs. It is an important option to consult to your doctor when having a risk of laxatives. Since there are some risks of using laxatives, you would like to try the alternatives of laxative when you are planning to use in a long term. Here are some valuable alternatives: Fiber rich food, drink plenty of water daily and exercise regularly.

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Omega-3 Oil- Learn Why it is So Important for Your Health
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Date: February 13, 2012 09:24 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Omega-3 Oil- Learn Why it is So Important for Your Health

Omega-3 fatty acids are good polyunsaturated fats that are so essential for maintaining excellent health and for our well-being, but unfortunately 8 out of 10 people do not get enough!

There are three types of omega-3 fatty acids, EPA, DHA, and ALA. You can get ALA from walnuts and canola oil whereas other two are there in oily fish. Of these three, the best ones are only available from the oily fish. In case of ALA, you would need tons of it to get any desired benefits. Another thing to know about them is that they are essential fats that are not produced within the body, so they have to come from outside source.

Lets have a close look at various health benefits of Omega-3 fish oil for you and your family:

1. Cancer prevention-Many studies have revealed that adequate intake of Omega-3 can reduce instances of colon, testicular, ovarian and breast cancer.

2. About thirty percent of brain is actually DHA fat, and when Omega-3 is consumed on regular basis, one can see amazing improvement in concentration and memory.

3 Reverse Heart Disease-Omega-3 helps in reducing instances of plaque build up in arteries. People usually suffer strokes due to atherosclerosis (plaque build up), which get clogged over a period of time in the same way as drains get clogged due to their regular usage.

4. Boosts Immune System- The immune system of body is controlled by essential fatty acids in the regulatory system. Any shortage of Omega-3 fatty acids can lead to the breakdown of immune system. You can reduce various immune disorders by bringing about a balance in the intake of Omega-6 and Omega 3 fatty acids.

5. Fights Various Degenerative Diseases-In degenerative diseases, the structure or function of affected tissues deteriorate over a period of time. You can reduce this process by increasing the consumption of Omega-3 fish oil supplements. They are very beneficial for older people.

6. Increases Fertility-The main reason for infertility in females is the thickening of cervical mucus that impedes the movement of sperms. Aside from that, many vaginal secretions also act as spermicides. In both these cases, deficiency of fatty acids contributes to the problem.

Even in males, healthy reproductive and sexual functioning of sex glands is possible only with good concentration of Omega-3 fatty acids in sex glands.

7. Promotes Healthy Skin-Omega-3 fatty acids are important for your skin health. Each skin cell is wrapped up in membrane that consists of substances derived from Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids.

Where to get omega-3

You can get Omega-3 from fish oils. You will have to take at lest two servings of fatty fish for required quantities of Omega 3 fish oil. With issues such as toxin and mercury contamination in fish, Omega-3 fatty acid supplements are better alternatives.

Why omega-3 fish oil supplements?

The best Omega-3 fish oil pills contain purified and concentrated oil without any risk of toxin or mercury contamination.

Many reputable manufacturers now provide fish oil capsules with high concentration of EPA and DHA fatty acids with low levels of mercury. You should definitely include Omega-3 fish oil caps in your daily diet to get all the health benefits that your body deserves.

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Can Aloe Vera Be Used For Intestinal Problems?
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Date: September 12, 2011 03:42 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Aloe Vera Be Used For Intestinal Problems?

Overview

Stomach aches are commonly not known as something that will cause a great deal of problems. More often than not we just pass it off as something that will go away. And most of the time it does and most of the time it is indeed not serious but sometimes when little things happen all the time it could be considered as somewhat of a chronic illness and for us who may not be experiencing it, it would be hard to understand why someone would pay much attention to it. The thing we need to remember though is that simple stomach aches maybe a symptom of something greater and when that happens, it means it usually has something to do with a part of our digestive system or something close to it. One example would be intestinal problems.

Intestinal Problem

Problems with the intestines are almost the same as saying you have problems with the digestive system because the intestines are more than half of your digestive system. It has many manifestations and symptoms but usually the most common are cramping, gas, bloating, constipation and most especially diarrhea. I mean we could dismiss all the others I mentioned and not even consider it a problem but when diarrhea hits, it’s a different story. Now those are just symptoms. In terms of actual disease there is a wide variety of them and just to name a few, we have IBS or irritable bowel syndrome, peptic ulcers and acid reflux. These are not even the more serious conditions yet. So to make sure that we will not get to the more serious ones most people tend to find different ways and other alternatives aside from medicine to help them keep their intestines healthy or provide some relief when the problem is already there. One of the alternative treatments that have been visited by researchers is aloe vera.

Aloe Vera

This plant has long been known for its healing benefits and many in the health industry agree that the number of health benefits it can be responsible for is astonishing in some respects. It has a wide range of applications in the medical world but how will it be able to help with intestinal problems. First we need to know that aloe will not solve all our problems especially since the intestines are highly complex and is an organ with multiple uses. The key of how aloe could be important in intestinal health is with glutamine being available in aloe vera because the cells of the intestines is fast moving and the body needs hormones that will help with cell regeneration. Damaged intestines because of poor cell regeneration will cause various and serious problems.

So that is what aloe will help us avoid. Another ingredient from aloe that can help is the long chain polysaccharides that will be able to repair holes in the intestines if it already exists. Another benefit that will ease any abdominal pain that might stem from any intestinal problem is the anti-inflammatory effect that aloe has.

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Prostate Health - Clinical Strength
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Date: May 28, 2010 01:50 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Prostate Health - Clinical Strength

Clinical Strength Prostate Health

Medical professionals, health experts, and researchers now Prostate Health Clinical Strength 90 Gels from NOWconcur that approximately one in three men over thirty will face some form of prostate challenge during their lifetime. One of the most frequently encountered is BPH, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. This common, non-cancerous condition occurs in aging males as a result of normalized shifts in hormonal production. While the exact cause of BPH continues to intrigue the research community, findings from ongoing studies have indicated that it may be linked to excess free testosterone reaching the prostate gland in high concentrations, or possibly excess production of DHT, or dihydrotestosterone, a natural testosterone metabolite. Current research is looking at possible estrogenic causes, as well. While the volume of men affected by BPH is indeed concerning, hope for supporting optimal prostate function, once only within view of the health horizon, is now a very real and accessible alternative option.

The constant evolution of nutraceutical science has explored many ways in which to support the physiology and function of a healthy prostate gland. Keeping in mind that natural products are not intended to treat or cure BPH, well-conducted studies have showcased the ability of several nutritionals in providing support for normal prostate health. The most recognized is Saw Palmetto; a popular, effective natural extract which needs no formal introduction to health enthusiasts or supplement-savvy retailers. Others, too, appear to help sustain normal prostate function. These include Pumpkin Seed Oil, Lycopene, Stinging Nettle, Quercetin, Phytosterols, and numerous others. The results of these findings, coupled with growing consumer interest in natural alternatives, have come together in our newest addition to NOW’s line of male support products.

Clinical Strength Prostate Health is a science-inspired formula developed to deliver the pinnacle of nutritional support for healthy prostate function.* Each 3 softgel serving supplies 320 mg of Saw Palmetto Berry extract (min. 85% fatty acids), along with Pumpkin Seed Oil, Zinc, Selenium, Natural trans-Resveratrol, Vitamin D-3 and other potent synergists. 850 mg of Phytosterols, including eta-Sitosterol, is represented, as well as standardized extracts from Nettle Root, Turmeric, Green Tea, Pomegranate, and Flax Seed Lignans. This novel arrangement of thoroughly researched compounds makes Clinical Strength Prostate Health the last natural prostate support formula* male enthusiasts will ever need. As with every NOW® product, we formulate using only the best raw materials, under the most exacting quality standards, offered at prices that yield high margins and even happier customers.

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Phytoestrogen
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Date: March 27, 2009 01:56 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Phytoestrogen

Menopause is the time at which a woman stops ovulating and menstruation ceases, which indicates the end of fertility. Menopause is not a disease, but rather a natural progression in life, similar to puberty. Many years before a woman stops ovulating, her ovaries will begin to slow their production of the hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Estrogen and progesterone are often thought of as the reproductive hormones.

Although estrogen is essential in reproduction, it is also extremely important in other non-reproductive organs and systems in the body. Cells in the uterus, bladder, breasts, skin, bones, arteries, heart, liver, and brain all contain estrogen receptors. These organs need this hormone in order to stimulate these receptors for normal cell function. Estrogen is needed to keep the skin smooth and moist and the body’s internal thermostat working properly. Estrogen is also essential for proper bone formation. Even though estrogen levels drop sharply after menopause, they do not disappear entirely. Other organs take over for the ovaries, continuing to produce a less potent form of estrogen. These organs, known as endocrine glands, secrete some hormones from fatty tissue in order to maintain bodily functions.

Progesterone works along with estrogen, stimulating changes in the lining of the uterus to complete the preparation for a fertilized egg during the second half of the menstrual cycle. If no egg is fertilized, the uterine lining is broken down and expelled, allowing the cycle to being again. Progesterone also has effects beyond the reproductive system, as it calms the brain and also affects other aspects of nervous system function. Testosterone is most important for both men and women, with women producing about 80 percent less than men do. However, it is the driving force for maintaining a healthy life and proper functioning organs.

The period when a woman’s body is preparing for menopause is known as perimenopause. For the majority of women, hormone production beings to slow down then they reach their thirties, continuing to diminish with age. Many women will experience few if any symptoms at this time, but others may suffer from anxiety, dry skin, fatigue, feelings of bloating, headaches, heart palpitations, hot flashes, insomnia, irritability, decreased interest in their significant other, loss of concentration, mood swings, night sweats, reduced stamina, urinary incontinence, uterine dryness and itching, weight gain, cold hands and feet, joint pain, hair loss, and/or skin changes.

Menopause occurs when a woman stops menstruating altogether. At this point, most of the acute problems a woman may have experienced are actually over and a new balance between all hormones should be established. However, women become increasingly vulnerable to other, potentially serious health problems at this time. Over the long term, the diminished supply of estrogen increased the likelihood of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and uterine atrophy. Osteoporosis especially is a major problem for women after menopause, with an estimated 80 percent of the hip fractures that occur in the United States every year being due to osteoporosis.

A proper diet, nutritional supplements, and exercise can help to minimize or eliminate most of the unpleasant side effects of menopause. The following nutrients are recommended for dealing with this stage of life: beta-1, cerasomal, coenzyme Q10, DHEA, essential fatty acids, lecithin granules, a multi-enzyme complex, soy protein, vitamin B complex, vitamin D3, vitamin E, boron, calcium, magnesium, quercetin, silica, zinc, l-arginine, multiglandular complex, a multivitamin and mineral complex, vitamin C, aloe vera gel, slippery elm, damiana, amaranth, chickweed, dandelion greens, nettle, seaweed, watercress, anise, black cohosh, fennel, licorice, raspberry, sage, unicorn root, wild yam root, hops, valerian root, gotu kola, red clover, dong quai, St. John’s wort, and Siberian ginseng.

All these above listed vitamins and herbs are available in capsule, tablet, or powder forms. When looking for natural alternatives to help replace estrogen naturally, look to your local or internet health food store for name brand products that can help restore an imbalance over time.

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Fight Inflammation naturally
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Date: March 19, 2009 02:36 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fight Inflammation naturally

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that often affects many of the body’s organs. An autoimmune disease, it occurs when the immune mechanism forms antibodies that attack the body’s own tissues. The majority of experts believe that lupus is caused by a virus that has yet to be identified. According to this theory, the immune system develops antibodies in response to the virus that proceed in attacking the body’s own organs and tissues. This causes inflammation of the skin, blood vessels, joints, and other tissues to result. Other possible contributing factors to the development of lupus include heredity and estrogen and testosterone hormones.

This disease was named lupus, which means wolf, due to the butterfly-shaped rash that many people get over their cheeks and nose, which gave them what many people considered to be a wolf-like appearance. However, the rashes may appear elsewhere on the body, including the chest, ears, hands, shoulders, and upper arms. At least 90 percent of those people who contract lupus are women, with women of Asian background appearing to be at greater risk for developing lupus than other women. Although lupus may occur at any age, it usually develops between the ages of fifteen and thirty-five.

There are two different types of lupus: systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE). SLE is a systemic disease that affects many different parts of the body and severity ranging from mild to life-threatening. The first symptoms in many cases of SLE seem to resemble those of arthritis, with swelling and pain in the fingers and other joints. The disease can also appear suddenly, with acute fever and the characteristic red rash appearing across the cheeks. Additionally, there may be red, scaling lesions elsewhere on the body, with sores possibly forming in the mouth.

Other symptoms of SLE include abdominal and chest pains, blood in the urine, fatigue, hair loss, loss of appetite, low-grade fever, nausea, poor circulation in the fingers and toes, shortness of breath, ulcers, vomiting, and weight loss. Many times, the lungs and kidneys are also involved, as about 50 percent of those with SLE develop nephritis, which is inflammation of the kidneys. The brain, lungs, spleen, and heart may also be affected in serious cases. Additionally, SLE can cause excessive bleeding and an increased susceptibility to infection. Amnesia, deep depression, headaches, mania, paralysis, paranoia, psychosis, seizures, and stroke may also be present if the central nervous system is involved.

DLE is a less serious disease, which primarily affects the skin. The butterfly rash forms over the nose and cheeks, with other possible lesions elsewhere, primarily on the scalp and ears. These lesions, which are small, yellowish lumps, can recur or persist for years. When they disappear, they often leave scars or permanent bald patches on the scalp. Although DLE is not necessarily dangerous to overall health, it is a chronic and disfiguring skin disease.

Both types of lupus follow a pattern of periodic flare-ups, with alternating periods of remission. These flare-ups can be caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays, fatigue, pregnancy, childbirth, infection, some drugs, stress, unidentified viral infections, and chemicals.

In order for a diagnosis to be made, the following eight symptoms have to occur either separately or at the same time: abnormal cells in the urine; arthritis; butterfly rash on the cheeks; low white blood cell count, low platelet count, or hemolytic anemia; mouth sores; seizures of psychosis; sun sensitivity; and the presence of blood of a specific antibody that is found in 50 percent of people with lupus.

The following nutrients are considered to be extremely important in dealing with lupus: calcium, magnesium, l-cysteine, proteolytic enzymes (Serrapeptase and nattokinase), essential fatty acids, glucosamine sulfate, garlic, raw thymus glandular, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, zinc, acidophilus, kelp, a multivitamin and mineral complex, pycnogenol, vitamin A, vitamin E, alfalfa, goldenseal, burdock root, feverfew, pau d’arco, red clover, licorice root, milk thistle, and yucca.

Natural alternatives can help support the body in the fight against lupus, but one should always consult a physician before taking matters into their own hands regarding this disease. Natural supplements like the ones listed above can all be found at your local or internet health food store.

*Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Vitamins and herbs are 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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Horny Goat Weed
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Date: October 31, 2008 01:04 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Horny Goat Weed

Item: #4758, 90 Tabs

Product Categories: Hormonal and Vitality Support

Positioning Purpose: The vitality and hormonal support industry is one of the most lucrative in today’s health sector, as evidenced by record sales and an influx of new brands and product offerings. Amazingly, there are still people out there who do not realize that natural alternatives exist. Horny Goat Weed has been a staple in Eastern medicine for centuries, and continues to stand the test of time. Science advancement has helped us better understand its method of action, and we now know that it contains a number of compounds that help support energy, stamina and vitality.*

Product Details: NOW® Horny Goat Weed Extract contains 750 mg of horny goat weed extract (Epimedium grandiflorum, E. brevicorum), standardized to 10% Icariin. For increased support, we’ve added 150 mg of pure Maca Root per serving, another historically used herb that has been shown to support healthy hormones and vitality. Both compounds have a well-documented history of safety and effectiveness. Unlike other products within the hormonal vitality category, this formula can be used by both mean and women.

Nutrient Profile, per serving: Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium grandiflorum), 750 mg Maca Root (Lepidium meyenii), 150 mg

Ideal Users: NOW® Horny Goat Weed is ideal for healthy adults seeking additional hormonal and vitality support. It can be used safely by both men and women.

Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, suggested use is 1 tablet taken daily, preferably with a meal. Complementary Products: Consider taking NOW® Horny Goat Weed with other NOW products, such as, TestoJack 100™, Tribulus, or ENERGY™

Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Croscarmellose sodium, Stearic acid, silica (vegetable source), magnesium stearate (vegetable source), and vegetable coating.

Supporting Science: Ning H, Xin ZC, Lin G et al. Effects of Icariin on phosphodiesterase-5 activity in vitro and cyclic guanosine monophosphate level in cavernous smooth muscle cells. Urology 2006;68:1350-4

Warning: Please consult a healthcare provider prior to use if you have any medical conditions, are taking medications, are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any disease.

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