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How Can Cannabis Help with Autoimmune Disorders? Darrell Miller 5/2/19
How to fight the flu effectively with elderberry Darrell Miller 4/24/19
Pistachios: Discover 7 reasons to eat this delicious nut Darrell Miller 4/24/19
Why do I have so much gas? Darrell Miller 4/22/19
Eat your way to better health with cacao and maca Darrell Miller 2/13/19
8 essential oils which may help in rheumatoid arthritis Darrell Miller 2/9/19
Homeopathy 101: How autoimmune disorders begin and how to treatthem holistically Darrell Miller 2/1/19
Boswellia extract exhibits profound healing and anti-inflammatory properties Darrell Miller 1/19/19
Reduce your risk of developing an autoimmune disease withglutathione Darrell Miller 11/21/18
Curcumin alleviates symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis Darrell Miller 11/19/18
Glutathione holds the key to managing over 100 autoimmune diseasesknown today VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/2/18
7 Natural Remedies for Reactive Arthritis Symptoms VitaNet, LLC Staff 9/13/18
Hydrochloric Acid: The Stomach Acid that Defends Against GERD, Candida & Leaky Gut VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/20/18
Probiotics are the guts' best friends Darrell Miller 5/31/18
Coconut Oil For Clogged Sinuses + 4 Other Remedies Darrell Miller 4/23/18
Ladies: 15 Early Warning Signs Of Lupus You Shouldnâ??t Ignore Darrell Miller 3/30/18
7 Signs You Could Have Type 1 Diabetes Darrell Miller 11/13/17
How To Naturally Treat Psoriasis Darrell Miller 8/3/17
Could Cannabidiol Be Used to Treat ASIA Syndrome? Darrell Miller 7/28/17
Your tongue can tell you about your digestive health Darrell Miller 6/16/17
Is Mushroom Coffee Even Better than Regular Coffee? Darrell Miller 5/19/17
Is Gluten-Free Diet Necessary For People Wihtout Celiac Disease? Darrell Miller 5/18/17
Clinical tests reveal that black cumin seed (Nigella Sativa) may treat hypothyroidism Darrell Miller 4/14/17
Consuming silicon-rich water or foods can purge your body of up to 70% of the of aluminum in your bloodstream Darrell Miller 4/8/17
6 Ways to Instantly Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve to Relieve Inflammation, Depression, Migraines and More Darrell Miller 4/4/17
Eating anti-inflammatory foods may reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis Darrell Miller 3/22/17
Gluten-free diets: Where do we stand? Darrell Miller 3/4/17
Chest pain? It might be one of these 7 things Darrell Miller 3/3/17
Gut bacteria may hold key to treating autoimmune disease Darrell Miller 12/29/16
5 Sure Fire Ways to Know if You Have Hashimoto’s Darrell Miller 12/22/16
How inflammation interferes with the formation of new bone material Darrell Miller 12/14/16
Two Common Food Additives Promote Colorectal Cancer Darrell Miller 11/26/16
10 health concerns you can detect through your eyes Darrell Miller 11/26/16
Natural foods for liver repair and liver cleansing Darrell Miller 11/8/16
Eye Inflammation and one Herb To Prevent It! Darrell Miller 9/20/16
Thyroid Health and Selenium Darrell Miller 8/12/15
Can Low Selenium Affect Thyroid Functions? Darrell Miller 8/8/14
Top reasons why gluten free diet is necessary Darrell Miller 1/27/14
What Are The Health Benefits Of Borage Seed Oil? Darrell Miller 12/29/13
Sunshine Vitamin Darrell Miller 11/14/13
Cetyl Myristoleate to Encourage Healthy Cells Darrell Miller 10/29/13
Food allergies and pancreatin Darrell Miller 5/21/13
Can Vitamin D-3 Improve Your Health? Darrell Miller 2/28/13
Can Astragalus Help Boost the Immune System? Darrell Miller 2/24/11
Why Do We Need Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's) And What Source Is Best? Darrell Miller 2/15/11
Turmeric, Curcumin, And Good Health Darrell Miller 11/11/10
Support Good Stomach Health and More With DGL Licorice Darrell Miller 8/14/10
Essential Enzymes Feel The Body To Good Health Darrell Miller 3/19/10
Pine Bark Extract Darrell Miller 10/7/09
Colostrum and immunity Darrell Miller 6/17/09




How Can Cannabis Help with Autoimmune Disorders?
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Date: May 02, 2019 01:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Can Cannabis Help with Autoimmune Disorders?





Autoimmune diseases affect nearly 50 million people living in the United States. These diseases can lead to either over-activation, where antibodies may attack otherwise healthy organs, or under-activation, where not enough antibodies are produced to effectively fight off diseases. Using cannabis may be an alternative means of dealing with autoimmune disorders. Cannabinoids have been shown to be able to bind to receptors within the body which appears to be a possible therapeutic key. Studies with hepatitis, psoriasis, fibromyalgia, Crohn's disease, and Multiple Sclerosis have shown cannabis to provide some relief. However, there are some risk of discomfort from side-effects that could occur with using cannabis to treat autoimmune diseases.

Key Takeaways:

  • Autoimmune disorders, which result from a hyper-reactive or under-reactive immune system, affect 50 million Americans.
  • Three well known autoimmune disorders are multiple sclerosis, Crohn's Disease and psoriasis.
  • Evidence suggests that the use of cannabis has given some sufferers of psoriasis relief from the inflammatory effects of the condition.

"In cases of over-activation, the immune system produces antibodies in response to an unknown trigger that attacks the body's own tissues and organs."

Read more: https://news.weedmaps.com/2019/03/how-can-cannabis-help-with-autoimmune-disorders/

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How to fight the flu effectively with elderberry
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Date: April 24, 2019 02:24 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to fight the flu effectively with elderberry





Elderberry syrup is a potent antiviral that offers excellent protection against influenza A and B, staph, salmonella poona, and herpes simplex. According to a double-blind Israeli study, people who took elderberry syrup at the first signs of flu symptoms experienced improvement within two days. Another study conducted by Norwegian researchers confirmed similar findings. Elderberry syrup is bad news to the vaccine industry because pharma strongly promotes the notion that the flu vaccine is the only protection available to us. Elderberry is also available as lozenges, tinctures, or dried berries. It is available at most health food stores and can be consumed alone or with honey and cinnamon.

Key Takeaways:

  • Elderberries contain anti viral properties that can help with various health issues.
  • Elderberry syrup can be made with 3 simple ingredients: Elderberries, water and honey.
  • Elderberry syrup can cause certain autoimmune conditions to flare up or became worse.

"Measure your liquid and mix in up to equal amounts of honey, then heat gently and stir to combine. I like to add a stick of cinnamon, a few whole cloves and a teaspoon of ginger root during the boiling process for synergetic effects and flavor."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/elderberry-syrup-flu-2801.html

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Pistachios: Discover 7 reasons to eat this delicious nut
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Date: April 24, 2019 02:19 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Pistachios: Discover 7 reasons to eat this delicious nut





Tree nuts can be a great addition to a healthy diet, and there is no better example of this than the pistachio. Pistachios are rich in antioxidants that help fight against aging, cancer and inflammation. Eating pistachios can also improve your blood pressure and blood glucose levels. They're a good source or protein, fiber and healthy fats. In fact, snacking on pistachios can actually help you lose weight because they make you feel full. Note that one serving of pistachios is about one ounce of unshelled nuts, which is just under 50 kernels. How you eat them (alone or added to salads, rice, desserts, etc.) and buy them (pre-shelled vs. shelling them yourself) is up to you.

Key Takeaways:

  • Pistachios are named after the Greek name and these are one of the most nutrient dense nuts around the world which provide a source of protein, antioxidants, and fiber.
  • A diet that is rich in healthy fats like oleic acid and linoleic acid can reduce inflammation and make the risk of having heart disease lesser.
  • In 7000 BC, history has it that pistachio was famous among royalty because the Queen of Sheba named it an exclusive royal delicacy.

"They’re super gut healthy and can increase the number of bacteria which produce the anti-inflammatory fatty acid called butyrate (which protects against everything from obesity to autoimmune disorders)."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/pistachios-food-news-2805.html

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Why do I have so much gas?
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Date: April 22, 2019 04:26 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why do I have so much gas?





Gas and bloating can have a variety of causes. Constipation allows fecal matter to ferment and feed bacteria in the colon, for example. Cruciferous vegetables can also cause excess gas because they contain indigestible raffinose. Carbonated beverages, artificial sweeteners and chewing gum are some additional common causes. People with lactose intolerance can get bloated if they consume dairy products, as can people who consume too much fiber or are too sedentary. In some cases, excess gas can be a sign of an underlying condition like celiac disease or pancreatic insufficiency.

Key Takeaways:

  • When stool sits in the colon, which is the case with constipation, the fecal matter ferments and causes gas.
  • The sugar in dairy can ferment and lead to gas when it isn't broken down by the appropriate enzyme, which is the case with those individuals that are lactose intolerant.
  • The natural sugar in cruciferous vegetables can also cause gas, because the body finds it difficult to digest.

"While gas is usually just a normal part of gut function, it can, rarely, be the sign of an illness. Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten, can lead to gas and bloating. Excessive gas can also be the result of pancreatic insufficiency, a disease in which the pancreas doesn’t produce enough of the enzymes needed to digest food."

Read more: https://www.today.com/health/why-do-i-have-so-much-gas-t150006

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Eat your way to better health with cacao and maca
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Date: February 13, 2019 05:04 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eat your way to better health with cacao and maca





Superfoods that are rich in antioxidants such as cacao and maca can allow you to enjoy the experience of eating delicious foods while acquiring several health advantages. The bioactive compounds located in cacao help it promote mental stability and improved mood. It also has sulfur in it that promotes beautiful skin and hair. Maca is known for its inherent ability to increase a person's energy, allowing them to feel more alert throughout the day, as well as extending their stamina for physical activity.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cacao and Maca are two great examples of so-called “superfoods” rich in nutrients and antioxidants.
  • An Australian-Chinese research study recently published in Pharmocognosy Communications found that cacao and maca help protect against bacteria strains that can cause autoimmune inflammatory disease.
  • The same researchers found that cacao and maca can help inhibit proliferation of some cervical and colorectal cancers.

"Eating doesn’t just make people happy, it can also improve a person’s health when the right foods are consumed."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-14-eat-your-way-to-better-health-with-cacao-and-maca.html

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8 essential oils which may help in rheumatoid arthritis
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Date: February 09, 2019 10:05 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 8 essential oils which may help in rheumatoid arthritis





If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, there are some essential oils that may help relieve the discomfort. This autoimmune disease causes inflammation and joint pain. It can cause swelling, joint stiffness, or loss of joint function completely. Since there is no cure, some natural oils may help with symptoms. Eucalyptus and Frankincense oil help reduce inflammation, swelling and pain. When inhaled, lavender oil can help with pain, anxiety, and depression. Evening primrose oil is also an anti-inflammatory and can reduce the stiffness in the joints.

Key Takeaways:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition, which causes those afflicted to experience excruciating joint pain.
  • Because inflammation is at the root of the swelling and pain of rheumatoid arthritis sufferers, essential oils with anti-inflammatory properties may provide comfort.
  • Some useful anti -inflammatory essential oils include, frankincense, evening primrose, ginger and eucalyptus.

"No cure is available to give relief from this problem, but a proper treatment can help in managing the pain and control the inflammatory response."

Read more: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/photo-stories/8-essential-oils-which-may-help-in-rheumatoid-arthritis/photostory/67093015.cms

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Homeopathy 101: How autoimmune disorders begin and how to treatthem holistically
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Date: February 01, 2019 11:10 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Homeopathy 101: How autoimmune disorders begin and how to treatthem holistically





Autoimmune disorders are caused when the immune system lacks on its main purpose and attacks itself. Many people struggle to find a way to get their immune systems. Studies have shown that homeopathy could shed some hope for people with immune disorders. When a homeopath looks at their patients, they want to know one's symptoms, pains, or sensations that they feel. They treat people as a whole, not one problem at a time, using this way of treatment is actually natural and less harmful than other options.

Key Takeaways:

  • The immune system is human's natural way of protecting itself against toxins and diseases.
  • Some people are more prone to getting sick because of the lifestyles that they live.
  • Homeopathy is about treating each person in a unique manner and not just focusing on the symptoms.

"Autoimmune disorders are prolific in today’s world, and many people who suffer from them are desperate for solutions that just can’t seem to be found."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-26-homeopathy-how-autoimmune-disorders-begin.html

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Boswellia extract exhibits profound healing and anti-inflammatory properties
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Date: January 19, 2019 10:08 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Boswellia extract exhibits profound healing and anti-inflammatory properties

Originating in the mountain ranges of India and Northern Africa, the boswellia tree produces a gum resin that has shown to be revolutionary for cancer patients, as well as those facing chronic inflammatory conditions. In 2003, a study was conducted that showed just how effective boswellia extract can be in treating osteoarthritis by significantly reducing levels of pain and swelling. It has also been shown to help treat conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and inflammatory conditions of the colon.

Key Takeaways:

  • Arthritis, which affects the musculoskeletal system, is characterized by intense stiffness, inflamed joints and painful knots.
  • Although not lethal, arthritis can be extremely debilitating, as it can interfere greatly with a sufferer's ability to perform normal tasks of daily living.
  • Besides alleviating the effects of arthritis, the herb, Boswellia, can aid in counteracting the effects of bursitis, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, autoimmune conditions and headaches.

"Thankfully, several studies have determined that a powerful herb with anti-inflammatory effects can help relieve arthritis."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-14-boswellia-extract-has-healing-and-anti-inflammatory-properties.html

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Reduce your risk of developing an autoimmune disease withglutathione
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Date: November 21, 2018 12:15 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Reduce your risk of developing an autoimmune disease withglutathione





The 50 million Americans living with some kind of autoimmune disease share a deficiency of “master antioxidant” glutathione. Glutathione helps control and moderate the immune system, and reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, but lifestyle issues like lack of sleep, dietary factors, obesity and inadequate exercise can cause you to developed a glutathione deficiency. Supplements like N-acetyl-cysteine can help increase the amount of glutathione in your cells, while alpha-lipoic acid promotes recycling of oxidized glutathione. You can also address glutathione deficiency by eating a better diet and moderating your blood sugar.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you think that you are in danger of suffering from suffering, change what you are doing.
  • Some people do not believe that something can happen to them until it does happen!
  • Understanding how to treat certain diseases is so key in your adult life.

"Research has shown that people with an autoimmune disease are always deficient in this antioxidant."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-10-24-glutathione-reduces-risk-for-autoimmune-disease.html

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Curcumin alleviates symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
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Date: November 19, 2018 04:45 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Curcumin alleviates symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis





Curcumin is something that has got a lot of fan fare in recent months. Scientists are doing a lot of different studies with it and the compound nature of it lead many to believe that it can be useful in the field of medicine. Rheumatoid arthritis is something that can be pretty nasty if it is not dealt with but these studies have shown that the natural remedies provided can be rather helpful when combating it.

Key Takeaways:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition, caused by an autoimmune dysfunction.
  • Unfortunately, many of the commonly prescribed drugs offered to alleviate the pain if rheumatoid arthritis are also the cause of an array of unwanted side effects.
  • Curcumin is a natural ingredient that treats the inflammation inherent in rheumatoid arthritis and has bern used for centuries in traditional Aryuvedic medicine.

"Researchers from India have found that curcumin, the main compound in turmeric, is a safe and effective natural treatment for rheumatoid arthritis."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-10-30-curcumin-alleviates-symptoms-of-rheumatoid-arthritis.html

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Glutathione holds the key to managing over 100 autoimmune diseasesknown today
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Date: November 02, 2018 01:51 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Glutathione holds the key to managing over 100 autoimmune diseasesknown today





There are many people out there that are suffering with some form of disease. For someone who has been healthy all of their life, and never had any issue, this is very foreign to them. They do not know how it feels nor do they understand the amount of work it takes for regular treatments. However, it is important to know that there are some simple fixes to many autoimmune diseases out there in the world today.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are so many diseases out there that someone can catch or be susceptible to.
  • Making sure that you are taking the necessary steps to be illness free is crucial.
  • Though many may not realize, there might be a simple fix to your potential sickness that you have.

"However, scientists have found that one disease-fighting antioxidant, glutathione, could be the key to keeping these types of illnesses under control."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-10-11-glutathione-holds-the-key-to-managing-over-100-autoimmune-diseases.html

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7 Natural Remedies for Reactive Arthritis Symptoms
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Date: September 13, 2018 06:52 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 Natural Remedies for Reactive Arthritis Symptoms





7 Natural Remedies for Reactive Arthritis Symptoms

Arthritis is become very common amongst the age gruop above 40 years.experiencing joint pains swelling after an infection are signs of arthritis,which cause inflamation pain in feet toes,ankles back and knees.there are a lots of natural remedies to get relief from this type of pain called arthritis but times a patient needs support from some medicines also.In Conventional reactive arthritis, treatment includes over-the-counter NSAIDs to relieve inflammation and reduce pain. More severe cases may require more aggressive treatment.regular excercise and physiotherapy also helps to reduce artiritis pain.

Key Takeaways:

  • Often reactive arthritis occurs as a post-infection episode, although it can linger, causing cyclical bouts of pain that persist for as long as a year.
  • Some research suggests that the body's autoimmune system continues to fight after the infection has cleared, suggesting that the condition itself is an autoimmune one.
  • Epsom salts can be a good way to deal with arthritic pain, inflammation, swelling and psoriasis.

"If you experience pain and swelling in your joints after an infection, you may have reactive arthritis."

Read more: https://draxe.com/reactive-arthritis/

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Hydrochloric Acid: The Stomach Acid that Defends Against GERD, Candida & Leaky Gut
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Date: August 20, 2018 09:53 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Hydrochloric Acid: The Stomach Acid that Defends Against GERD, Candida & Leaky Gut





Hydrochloric Acid: The Stomach Acid that Defends Against GERD, Candida & Leaky Gut

Hydrochloric Acid is a key digestive juice which tends to decrease within your body as you get older, causing a variety of digestive and non-digestive issues. Less hydrochloric acid means a less acidic gut, which can result in higher incidence of heartburn, gas, acid reflux, bacterial or yeast infections and other conditions. While some decrease in hydrochloric acid is a common part of aging, eating too much processed food, not exercising and other lifestyle issues can exacerbate it.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hydrochloric Acid is a highly acidic enzyme produced in your stomach that plays a critical role in digesting food.
  • Production of hydrochloric acid tends to decrease somewhat with age, but this issue can be exacerbated by eating too much processed food, lack of exercise and other lifestyle issues.
  • Decreased production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach can be associated with indigestion, acid reflux, gas, yeast infections and other digestive ailments.

"Additionally, not producing enough HCL can lead to many other problems, such as skin problems, including acne or rosacea, mineral deficiencies and autoimmune reactions."

Read more: https://draxe.com/hydrochloric-acid/

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Probiotics are the guts' best friends
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Date: May 31, 2018 09:16 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Probiotics are the guts' best friends





Probiotics are the guts' best friends

Probiotics are important not only for digestive health, but also a person's overall health as well. Benefits of probiotics include relief from symptoms of gastrointestinal problems, but can also extend to other parts of the body, such as helping the body better ingest vitamins and minerals. Maintaining a healthy diet can help make sure the body maintains the necessary probiotics; however, some foods are better for consuming probiotics than others. Foods such as yogurt and miso are some of the best sources of probiotics. As part of a healthy lifestyle, reduce stress, eat healthy, and use antibiotics only when necessary to keep the gut a healthy home for probiotics.

Key Takeaways:

  • Probiotics assist the human gut by creating an acid environment, suitable for the absorption of minerals.
  • They can slow down chronic hypersensitivity to various ingestible items, thereby assisting with autoimmune conditions and regulating inflammation.
  • These helpful strains of bacteria also secrete substances that aid in inhibiting the growth of pathogenic substances in the gut.

"Research has shown that either single-strain or multi-strain probiotic or prebiotic supplements can reduce palpitations, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance and discomfort."

Read more: http://www.ejinsight.com/20180525-probiotics-are-the-guts-best-friends/

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Coconut Oil For Clogged Sinuses + 4 Other Remedies
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Date: April 23, 2018 09:17 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Coconut Oil For Clogged Sinuses + 4 Other Remedies





Coconut Oil For Clogged Sinuses + 4 Other Remedies

Chronic inflammation of the nasal membranes is a condition which affects millions of people. The condition can manifest as a stuffed up, or chronically runny nose. It can also cause chronic headaches, an inability to smell, and difficulty breathing through the nose. Environmental allergens, autoimmune disturbances and polyps can all be factors creating this disturbing condition, which most people attempt to treat using conventional, over-the-counter options. There are, however, useful natural, alternative treatment modalities, including the use of coconut oil.

Coconut oil, and other nutrient-dense foods and spices, contain anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial components that can aid this condition. Irrigating and cleansing the sinuses with a neti pot is another efficacious, alternative way to alleviate chronic inflammation of the nasal passages.

Key Takeaways:

  • Spices and foods, like coconut oil and pineapple, have antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • These properties can mitigate the suffering of the 40% of the world's population that is afflicted with chronic allergic rhinitis.
  • Irrigating and cleansing affected nasal passages with a neti pot is another way to treat chronic inflammation of the nasal membranes,

"Many people turn to over-the-counter antihistamines and cold remedies to treat nasal congestion. By and large, these NSAID medications treat the symptoms of the condition rather than it’s underlying cause."

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/coconut-oil-for-clogged-sinuses-plus-4-other-remedies/

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Ladies: 15 Early Warning Signs Of Lupus You Shouldnâ??t Ignore
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Date: March 30, 2018 05:18 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Ladies: 15 Early Warning Signs Of Lupus You Shouldnâ??t Ignore





Ladies: 15 Early Warning Signs Of Lupus You Shouldn’t Ignore

When it comes to maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle, one of the foremost and crucial things that anybody can do to ensure they remain healthy is looking out for warning signs of potentially oncoming diseases, in order to tackle them early. For women, lupus has become an increasing problem, however, recent studies and insight has found that there are various warning signs that your body will give you prior to the development of the ailment.

Key Takeaways:

  • Lupus is a difficult to diagnose, sometimes life-threatening autoimmune disease that is more common amongst women.
  • When you have lupus, it’s important to eat anti-inflammatory foods such as wild caught salmon, tuna, olive oil, coconut oil, and raw fruits and vegetables.
  • Some symptoms of lupus include chronic fatigue, swelling of the joints, light sensitivity, headaches, and edema.

"It’s a potentially life-threatening autoimmune disorder that can strike anyone, at any age, in entirely unpredictable ways."

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/15-early-warning-signs-of-lupus-you-shouldnt-ignore/

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7 Signs You Could Have Type 1 Diabetes
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Date: November 13, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 Signs You Could Have Type 1 Diabetes





Type 1 diabetes differs from type 2. First of all it is not caused by obesity or an outside factor. It is often gentic. If your parent has it you may also get it. Even children can get it. It can be controlled but first has to be diagnosed. Here are some signs to look for which might tell you you have it. If you think you do go to a doctor as soon as you can for tests.

Key Takeaways:

  • Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that causes the pancreas to stop producing insulin. People need insulin to convert food to energy.
  • There is no way to prevent or cure type 1 diabetes, the best thing that can be done is be aware of the symptoms.
  • There are several symptoms that may indicate you have Type 1 diabetes such as frequent urination, increased thirst, and unexplained weight loss.

"Suddenly, someone might have unexplained weight loss, constant thirst, and the need to go to the bathroom all the time."

Read more: http://www.health.com/type-1-diabetes/type-1-diabetes-symptoms

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How To Naturally Treat Psoriasis
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Date: August 03, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How To Naturally Treat Psoriasis





This video gives a few tips on naturally treating Psoriasis. The tips provided focus on the use of Tea Tree Oil, including how to make and use a topical treatment for relief, how to make and use a Tea Tree Oil Bath, and how to make and use a Tea Tree Oil shampoo. Instructions are provided for each of these natural treatments and a few tips and precautions, including why it's necessary to dilute Tea Tree Oil, are described.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmBDmxQhNF8&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition, that manifests when the creation of new body cells outstrips the destruction of old ones.
  • Some possible causes of the disease include, diabetes, stress, pharmaceutical use and nicotine.
  • Try using a cotton ball, doused with water, treated to a few drops of tea-tree oil, then dabbing it on affected regions.

"This oil, which is from the leaves of the Melaleuca tree, contains antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties."

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Could Cannabidiol Be Used to Treat ASIA Syndrome?
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Date: July 28, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Could Cannabidiol Be Used to Treat ASIA Syndrome?





Auto immune disorders are on the rise worldwide. While many are of unknown origin, one such disorder - ASIA syndrome, seems to be brought on by the use of adjuvants, which are compounds that are added to vaccines to boost their effectiveness. This allows you to use a lesser amount of the vaccine substance, but can cause other problems. One solution that is being explored is the use of cannabidiol (and other cannabis related products. Cannabis related compounds seem to suppress the production of cytokines common to immune reactions, which in turn helps suppress the immune response.

Key Takeaways:

  • Autoimmune disorders are on the rise, one of which is ASIA Syndrome.
  • Research indicates that CBD's are a safe way to treat ASIA Syndrome because of its anti-inflammatory treatment abilities.
  • Because it is successful as an anti-inflammatory treatment with ASIA Syndrome cannabis studies should be done to see if CBD's would be successful in treatment of other autoimmune diseases.

"Cannabidiol (CBD) is known to safely treat a huge array of ailments and disorders, the most recent being ASIA Syndrome, an autoimmune disease that is steadily increasing in developed countries."

Read more: http://www.cannatech.news/2017/07/19/could-cannabidiol-be-used-to-treat-asia-syndrome/

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Your tongue can tell you about your digestive health
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Date: June 16, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Your tongue can tell you about your digestive health





Protecting, maintaining and promoting health is the goal behind preventative medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is at the core of this philosophy. With practices like tongue reading and pulse taking, practitioners can monitor your overall health. Appearance of the tongue specifically, indicates signs of digestive health. Digestive imbalances can cause chronic disease, hormone imbalances and chronic diseases. Recognizing potential conditions early using TCM can prevent early onset conditions from getting worse and treating conditions when they just start.

Key Takeaways:

  • Modern medicine focuses on treating sickness rather than preventing disease.
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine searches for the root of problems in order to give a diagnosis of underlying digestive issues
  • The tongue can be analyzed for valuable information about digestive health

"By correcting digestive imbalances, other diseases from autoimmune to mental illness to hormone imbalances to chronic pain can be prevented."

Read more: http://www.gjsentinel.com/lifestyle/articles/your-tongue-can-tell-you-about-your-digestive-heal

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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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Is Gluten-Free Diet Necessary For People Wihtout Celiac Disease?
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Date: May 18, 2017 10:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is Gluten-Free Diet Necessary For People Wihtout Celiac Disease?





An estimated three million Americans suffer from Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder. Many people with celiac disease have stopped consuming foods with gluten in them, however many people without the disorder have also taken up gluten-free diets. Cutting out gluten also means cutting out many nutritional whole grain foods. People with and without celiac disease who choose to cut gluten out of their diets need to be aware that they may be missing vital nutrients.

Read more: Is Gluten-Free Diet Necessary For People Wihtout Celiac Disease?

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Clinical tests reveal that black cumin seed (Nigella Sativa) may treat hypothyroidism
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Date: April 14, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Clinical tests reveal that black cumin seed (Nigella Sativa) may treat hypothyroidism





It has been discovered that eating some black cumin seeds may help to treat an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto's thyroiditis which is the most common ailment that affects the thyroid. A recent study divided participants into two groups- a group taking the black cumin seeds and a group taking placebo. The study showed that those who took the black cumin seeds showed improvement in lab test compared to those who took placebo. Read this article for more details into this study.

Key Takeaways:

  • -Data showed that patients who received powdered black seeds displayed significant decreases in body mass index (BMI) compared with those who took the placebo pill.
  • -Researchers also highlighted a significant increase in triiodothyronine concentration in patients who received powdered black seeds
  • -The recent results were reflective of findings from two animal studies that examined the compound’s efficacy in improving thyroid function

"Consuming a few grams of powdered Nigella sativa (NS), more commonly known as black cumin seeds, may improve the autoimmune thyroid condition known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-04-11-clinal-tests-reveal-that-black-cumin-seed-may-treat-hypothyroidism.html

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Consuming silicon-rich water or foods can purge your body of up to 70% of the of aluminum in your bloodstream
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Date: April 08, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Consuming silicon-rich water or foods can purge your body of up to 70% of the of aluminum in your bloodstream





Despite the fact that aluminum is known to be a dangerous substance, it can be found in a large number of our regular items, for example, prepared sustenance, cookware, immunizations, prescriptions, child items, beauty care products, antiperspirants, sunscreens, cleaning items, tap water, and even noticeable all around we relax. The conclusion that drinking silicon-rich mineral water might be the answer for shield your body and mind from aluminum developments and cerebrum harm. Amid the clinical trials, including both solid people and individuals with Alzheimer illness, and found that drinking around one liter of silicon-rich mineral water each day can accelerate the discharge of aluminum by means of the kidneys and pee by up to 70 percent. Drinking silicon water is a non-intrusive approach to expel more aluminum from the body, something which benefits everybody, including immunized kids and individuals with infections, for example, Alzheimer's, dementia, and Parkinson's.

Key Takeaways:

  • Aluminum is stored in your body and causes many health problems including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis (MS), and other neurological and autoimmune diseases.
  • Christopher Exley determined that people suffering from Alzheimer's who drink silicon-rich water show a cognitive improvement.
  • Silicon water increases the rate at which aluminum is removed from the body through the kidneys and urinary tract.

"Today, aluminum is so abundant in our surrounding environment that it is practically impossible to avoid. Therefore, Dr. Exley has dedicated over two decades of his life to researching the effects of aluminum toxicity."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-04-04-consuming-silicon-rich-water-or-herbs-can-purge-your-body-of-up-to-70-the-of-aluminum-in-your-bloodstream.html

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6 Ways to Instantly Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve to Relieve Inflammation, Depression, Migraines and More
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Date: April 04, 2017 03:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 6 Ways to Instantly Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve to Relieve Inflammation, Depression, Migraines and More





The vagus nerve is the longest nerve strand in the body. This nerve performs many necessary functions. The tone of the vagus nerve is essential to the functioning of your nervous system. High vagus tone improves overall body functioning. Low vagus tone is associated with serious health conditions like stroke and hypertension. Inflammatory conditions, including autoimmune disorders, are also reported to be caused by low tone in the vagus nerve. There are several easy ways to improve vagus nerve tone and overall body functioning and immune health.

Key Takeaways:

  • Stimulating the vagus nerve can relieve inflammation especially from debilitating rheumatoid arthritis.
  • The vagus nerve is the body's longest nerve reaching from the brain to the digestive system, liver, spleen, pancreas, heart, and lungs.
  • An increased vagal tone has a positive health impact on your body.

"If you suffer from digestive complaints, high blood pressure, depression or any inflammatory condition, please read on."

Read more: http://www.healthnutnews.com/6-ways-instantly-stimulate-vagus-nerve-relieve-inflammation-depression-migraines/

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Eating anti-inflammatory foods may reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
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Date: March 22, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eating anti-inflammatory foods may reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis





As it happens your diet may have a significant impact upon the likelihood of Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) eating away at your joints as you age. 70% of white blood cells occupy the human intestinal tract - as RA is an auto-immune disease that turns the body's natural defenses against itself the link is worthy of further study. Several recent studies have made the connection between good diet (olive oil rather than butter) and RA incidence as well as severity and progression of the debilitating disease. The benefits of a good diet contrast with the current medical treatment prognosis for RA which actually weakens the immune system overall, opening the body up to any of a number of potential risk factors which eating right will strengthen the body's ability to resist.

RA is a life threatening disease which kills about 40,000 Americans annually and has a three to one preference to affect the female gender. A quarter of RA patients reported that a few specific dietary changes made noticeable impact, namely increasing blueberry and spinach consumption and reducing processed sugars.

Key Takeaways:

  • You are what you eat can also be phrased as you are as healthy as the food you eat.
  • Traditional rheumatoid arthritis treatment aims at treating the symptoms, especially maintaining and regaining mobility, but it does nothing to treat the actual illness.
  • A study showed following a Mediterranean diet rich in monounsaturated fats like olive oil improves RA symptoms.

"Recent medical research has suggested a strong link between the autoimmune illness rheumatoid arthritis and our food choices."

Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170318/entlife/170318970/

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Gluten-free diets: Where do we stand?
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Date: March 04, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Gluten-free diets: Where do we stand?





Gluten free diets have gained a lot of popularity over the years. People have eliminated gluten from their diets, even if their doctors have said not to do so. The gluten free craze is something that has gained a lot of momentum over the entire world. It is the most popular diet in Hollywood. There is little research in the area.

Key Takeaways:

  • r people with celiac disease, the gluten-free diet is like insulin for diabetics
  • There's nothing specifically bad about gluten or specifically good about a gluten-free diet, outside of for these specific -- not uncommon but relatively small -- populations of people with celiac disease, which is about 1% of people in the general population
  • celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder, spurring the immune system to attack its own intestines when gluten enters the body

"Over the past few decades, millions of people around the world have distanced themselves from gluten, eliminating gluten sources from their diets."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2017/03/01/health/gluten-free-diet-history-explainer/index.html

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Chest pain? It might be one of these 7 things
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Date: March 03, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Chest pain? It might be one of these 7 things





If you are having chest pains, then it might be one of seven things. Heartburn is one of these things. Muscle strain is another one. It is possible that a person might mistake a muscle strain for something far more serious, like a heart attack. Doctors do not expect any patients to tell the difference between the two.

Key Takeaways:

  • The occasional reflux is fairly common and probably nothing to worry about, but if you're experiencing it twice a week or more, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • 13% to 36% of adults who show up to the ER or doctor's office with acute chest pain are diagnosed with costochondritis, or inflammation where rib bone meets with the cartilage.
  • Respiratory infections are often to blame, though other culprits include autoimmune disorders like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

"If you're having chest pain, and you're not 100% sure what's causing it, either call your doctor or call 911."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2017/02/16/health/chest-pain-causes-partner/index.html

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Gut bacteria may hold key to treating autoimmune disease
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Date: December 29, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Gut bacteria may hold key to treating autoimmune disease





Inflammation and autoimmunity are caused by inappropriate activity of the body's own regulatory T immune cells. A mutation in a gene called Foxp3 causes a fatal disease, IPEX syndrome, where these cells run amok. But new research shows an unexpected link to the gut: Foxp3 mutant mice end up missing a particular type of bacteria from their intestines. By replacing the missing bacterial species in the gut microbiome, many of the T cell-mediated inflammatory symptoms could be improved.

Key Takeaways:

  • T reg cells suppress the immune system and prevent it from attacking the body's own tissues by mistake.Defects in T reg cells therefore lead to various types of autoimmune disease.
  • This inherited autoimmune disorder is characterized by a variety of inflammatory conditions including eczema, type I diabetes, and severe enteropathy.
  • Autoimmune diseases can also be caused by changes in the gut microbiome, the population of bacteria that reside within the gastrointestinal tract.

"The study, published online in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, suggests that replacing the missing gut bacteria."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/India/20161220/3016593.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFb8uS7IaUdJHpkyGkFpLZ5BESXeA

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5 Sure Fire Ways to Know if You Have Hashimoto’s
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Date: December 22, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Sure Fire Ways to Know if You Have Hashimoto’s





Hashimoto’s disease is a hypothyroid disorder that is caused by an immune attack on your thyroid. This leads to a generally fatigued and weak feeling that persists longer than expected. It can also affect the health of your hair, your weight, and how you respond to cold environments. So, if you have been feeling rundown for a while and just generally down in the dumps with any of the other above symptoms, it may be time to talk to your doctor to get tested.

Key Takeaways:

  • A tipping point occurs when thyroid gland tissue can no longer produce thyroid hormones.
  • As your thyroid gland weakens, symptoms gradually appear. At first, you may feel tired without reason. You might even wake up tired.
  • If you complain to your doctor about fatigue – the main symptom of hypothyroidism – you will likely get clinical screening tests for anemia and hypothyroidism.

"Hashimoto’s is the most common autoimmune thyroid disorder. For a variety of reasons, your immune system sets out to attack your thyroid gland. Over time, the thyroid gland is slowly destroyed"



Reference:

//renegadehealth.com/blog/2016/12/02/5-sure-fire-ways-to-know-if-you-have-hashimotos

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How inflammation interferes with the formation of new bone material
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Date: December 14, 2016 10:22 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: How inflammation interferes with the formation of new bone material

One suffers from autoimmune inflammation when the immune system takes healthy cells to be foreign and fights them. This disease causes abnormal changes and growth in body organs; it can affect many or just one body tissue. Autoimmune inflammation usually runs in families. The main cause of the disease is not known, but theories usually rotate on factors like chemical irritants, drugs, environmental irritants and virus. Autoimmune inflammation interferes with the process of bone formation as the chemicals released by body cells increase blood flow resulting in warmth or swelling of the infected part. This swelling causes irritation of the joints and the bones cartilage wears down swelling the joint lining.

With patients with autoimmune inflammation, there will be the erosion of the cartilage and the bone. It causes weakening of the bone which is as a result of deterioration of the bone structure and low bone mass. This increases the risks of fractures as the bone becomes more fragile. It affects the bone formation by reducing muscle forces on the bone which can cause paralysis. From the activation of cells and immune system, there is a production of inflammatory cytokines which induce the bone loss. This is because it causes local cartilage degradation and thus inhibits bone formation.

Bone remodeling highly depends on the balanced action between bone-resorbing and the osteoblast, in this process, an inflammatory process that would target the joint will affect the structure of the bone. This will result in impaired function of the bone and the destruction of bone tissue. OPC generally helps to lower the blood pressure, protect the brain, stop deep vein thrombosis, prevent oxidative and stop inflammation. The seed extract reduces anything damaging the joints and helps in immune regulation. They help stop the symptoms of collagen-induced arthritis. It helps in building of the backbone. It acts as antibacterial agents, preventing inflammable infections. Inflammation can also be prevented through exercises and stopping obesity. Modification of the diet and consumption of supplements will also help avoid inflammation.



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Two Common Food Additives Promote Colorectal Cancer
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Date: November 26, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Two Common Food Additives Promote Colorectal Cancer





Chances are you'll see the names of two common food additives that have been shown to promote colorectal cancer development. Previous studies have suggested that food additives known as emulsifiers may help cause inflammatory bowel disease, a condition that encourages tumor formation in the colon, scientists looked at the role of two emulsifiers in the development of colorectal cancer. Overall, the authors of the study concluded that their findings support the idea that the agitation from the emulsifiers resulted in low-grade inflammation in the gut, which can promote the development of colorectal cancer.

Key Takeaways:

  • Walk into a grocery store and start reading ingredient labels on some of the more popular processed foods, including ice cream.
  • For some food production, however, producers use synthetic emulsifiers to help water and oil mix.
  • Emulsifiers are molecules that have an oil-loving end and a water-loving end, and together they make certain foods such as ice cream and mayonnaise possible.

"A new study suggests that commonly used food additives in processed foods could play a significant role in the development of multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune conditions."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.emaxhealth.com/1275/two-common-food-additives-promote-colorectal-cancer&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFaRjFci8w75_6o3RobxLLd2r_5Ng

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10 health concerns you can detect through your eyes
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Date: November 26, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 health concerns you can detect through your eyes





While I was driving the car in the city where traffic was bad, I found the brake override warning lamp illuminated on the combination meter sometimes. And then, when I accelerated the car while the light was illuminated, unexpectedly the engine did not have power.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are a number of eye conditions that can indicate cancer somewhere in the body, or even in the eye.
  • Lung cancer in men and breast cancer in women often spread to the eyes before a diagnosis is even made. Many doctors also first discover basal cell carcinoma
  • Autoimmune diseases like lupus, Chrohn’s disease or even some forms of arthritis can be diagnosed through the eye.

"When you meet someone new, the first thing you notice about them is probably their eyes—the shape, the color and sometimes their health"



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.connectstatesboro.com/news/article/11502/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHRljvLWbGlXxN11ViztUgi_V48LA

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Natural foods for liver repair and liver cleansing
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Date: November 08, 2016 05:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Natural foods for liver repair and liver cleansing





The human liver is a fat-burning organ and is designed to cleanse toxins and dead cells from the body. Even if you don’t drink alcohol, you could be at risk to contract liver-related diseases including fatty liver, hepatitis, and autoimmune disorders. For optimal liver function and overall longevity, be sure to consume foods that support the liver’s ability to cleanse toxins from the body. These include garlic, leafy greens, avocados, and apples, to name a few. Conversely, avoid substances that are bad for the liver such as antibiotic-fed meats, artificial sweeteners, and salty foods.

Key Takeaways:

  • Your liver is the major fat-burning organ in your body
  • In addition to all its wonderful capabilities, your liver is the only organ that can regenerate itself
  • oward the end of the 1900s, there has been an emerging epidemic of liver disease that is quite startling

"Sulfur is required to increase enzyme activity that boosts liver cleansing."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.belmarrahealth.com/natural-liver-repair-liver-cleansing-foods/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNERHfZaf3evsexQpjlLIPa6xEZrGA


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Eye Inflammation and one Herb To Prevent It!
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Date: September 20, 2016 11:34 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Eye Inflammation and one Herb To Prevent It!

What is eye inflammation?


Inflammation is a process by which bodies react against infection, injury or irritation. Inflammation may occur due to quite harmless substances such as dust or even pollen grains. Body's immune system can also react against its own tissues to cause an autoimmune reaction. Inflammation of the eye occurs in response to irritation, injury, autoimmune disorders, or allergies. An inflamed eye often appears red, watery and in most cases, painful. Such eye inflammation affects all ages and lasts from a few minutes to months and years depending on the causative agent or other underlying disease conditions. It can affect one eye or both the eyes.

What are the signs and symptoms of an inflamed eye?

Inflammation of eyes can affect the surrounding soft tissues such as eyelids. The primary signs of inflammation include redness of the eye, swelling, increased warmth in the affected eye and excessive tearing. Other symptoms are causal in nature. These include-

Bruising: It is mainly observed on the eyelids. Bruising usually stems from an eye trauma/injury.

Increased Sensitivity: The affected eye has an increased sensitivity to bright light (photophobic). Other visual changes that may be noticed are blurred vision or loss of vision.

Pus Discharge: There is increased pus discharge in the affected eye. It is noticeable in the morning with the stickiness of the eyelids.

Bulging of Eyes: Bulging or protruding of the eye signifies swelling of the eyes.

Watery Eyes: Affected areas secrete excessive tears due to irritation.

Dryness: Depending on the underlying diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome, dryness of mucous membrane occurs. Dry eyes tend to become itchy and gritty.

Other prominent symptoms include general body swelling (edema), respiratory problems or change in level of consciousness, which indicate a serious problem and it is advisable to visit a physician.

What are the causes of eye inflammation?


Eye inflammation is a response to infections, allergies, injury to the eye, or autoimmune diseases. Some of the common causes of eye inflammation include:

Allergic reaction: Many individuals develop allergic reactions to substances which are not compatible with their body. Reaction to environmental allergens such as dust and pollen grains is the most common cause of irritation of the eye which leads to inflammation. Other common allergic substances include drugs, some foods, and insect bites such as bee sting.

Infections: Eye inflammation due to infections is common in people with low hygiene standards. Cleaning eyes twice a day, in the morning and before sleep at night, is advised to prevent infections. Women who use mascara are advised to wash their make-up before sleeping to prevent its adverse reaction with eyes.

Traumatic Injury: The eye is prone to injuries due to its exposure to the environment. Common injuries that cause eye inflammation include blunt trauma, corneal abrasion, irritants such as chemicals, orbital fractures or insect bites.

Autoimmune diseases: Inflammation of the eye could be a manifestation of an underlying autoimmune disease. In such a case, the body might develop inflammatory response towards tissues of the eyes. Some of the common diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, Behcet's syndrome (cause ulcers and abrasions), and Sjogren's syndrome (cause dryness of mucous membranes causing itchiness).

Contact lenses: People who use contact lenses are at a higher risk of getting an inflamed eye. Contact lenses should be kept clean to avoid importation of irritant substances and infections into the eye.

How is an inflamed eye treated?


In many cases inflammation of the eye does not need treatment as it lasts for a few minutes. In case the inflammation exceeds four days, there is a need to see the doctor to determine any underlying causes.

Inflammation of the eyes can be relieved in the following ways:

  1. Clean the eyelids in the morning and evening.
  2. Rub gently from outside to inside with a wet cotton swab.
  3. Lay a warm wet cloth on the eyes. This relieves the symptoms of the inflamed eye.
  4. Avoid wearing contact lenses as they can worsen the symptoms of eye inflammation.
  5. Visit the doctor for comprehensive treatment. The doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce inflammation while evaluating any underlying diseases.

The one single most important herb anybody can take to reduce inflammation, in the eye as well as systemic inflammation is "curcumin."  Curcumin is the most powerful substance discovered so far in nature which naturally lowers inflammation with zero side effects.  If you have followed the above list of ways to help reduce inflammation and you still struggle with eye inflammation,  consider taking curcumin daily to eliminate inflammation throughout the body!


For more information visit: //www.webmd.com/first-aid/eyelid-inflammation-blepharitis-treatment

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Thyroid Health and Selenium
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Date: August 12, 2015 08:24 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Thyroid Health and Selenium

Selenium is nature’s best secret.  It is a nutrient that when used in the correct amounts in your food, can make huge and exciting changes. However, the body only needs small amounts of this mineral, but it has huge benefits on one’s health.  It protects us against many health problems that are associated with the aging process such as osteoarthritis and cancer. A certain amount of this mineral is required in order to protect the body from deadly viruses and also to aid in healthy thyroid functioning.

Selenium deficiency frequently goes untreated simply because it does not show any noticeable symptoms. If the levels of selenium are low, the thyroid will have to work extra hard to manufacture its hormones and the body will have a tough job converting those hormones to a form the cells can use. This is because selenium is a chief ingredient of the molecules necessary for the body to be able to create and use seleno-proteins (thyroid hormones).

The initial stages of low selenium levels will reduce the optimal production of the thyroid hormone in the glands. If this continues the thyroid gland becomes inflamed. Eventually, this is what leads to thyroid autoimmune problems

Problems that come with low selenium levels can be more serious when the levels of mineral, iodine, is low.  Iodine is well known for its key role in thyroid health.  Selenium is also important in aiding your body to recycle iodine. Low selenium levels coupled with low iodine levels can lead to thyroid imbalance

An enlarged thyroid is known as goiter. This is one of the serious forms of thyroid imbalance. Most individuals diagnosed with goiter usually have low iodine levels, however research has also shown that the patient also have low levels of selenium. Therefore, it is very important to treat both deficits so as to re-establish thyroid stability

Doctors readily admit that there is no any specified dose of selenium required for better functioning of the thyroid. The one thing they agree on is that optimizing selenium intake aids in general health.

 

 

References

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Can Low Selenium Affect Thyroid Functions?
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Date: August 08, 2014 10:01 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Low Selenium Affect Thyroid Functions?

human thyroidWhat is thyroid glands

Human thyroid glands are small glands with a very important function. The major function of thyroid glands is to regulate body metabolism.

There are two main hormones produced by thyroid glands; thyroxin (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). The secretion of these 2 hormones is based on the feedback mechanism of hypothalamus and pituitary glands. These hormones influence every body cells- they control the rate at which your body accumulates and uses fat, help to regulate body temperature and also heart rate. In addition, thyroid glands produce calcitonin, a very important hormone that regulates the amount of calcium in the body. There are the major types of thyroid diseases, Thyroid cancer, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism and Benign disease. But what is the role of selenium in thyroid functions?

Selenium deficiency

Selenium deficiency is not common in healthy adults, but it is common in people with digestive disorders causing low absorption, or those with severe inflammation arising from chronic infection. Research shows that low selenium does not cause illness by itself, but due to its role in immune functions, it makes a body susceptible to biochemical, nutritional and infectious diseases.

But this does not mean that selenium has no direct influence on thyroid functions. Adequate selenium supports the production of thyroid hormones, protects thyroid glands from the adverse effects of excess iodine in the body, and will also improve body metabolism.

selenium foodsImportance of selenium

Selenium is very important and it is always healthy to ensure your normal selenium level. For example, selenium supplements are used to treat autoimmune thyroid condition. Studies have found that selenium supplementation lowers thyroid inflammation. These findings are backed by the fact that selenium increases thioredoxin reductase and glutathione peroxidase activity, and also lowers the toxic concentration of lipid hydro peroxides and hydrogen peroxides which results from the production of thyroid hormones.

Selenium prevents thyroid tissue damage. Selenium is very important because it lowers the level of thyroid peroxides in the blood. In addition, selenium is vital for conversion of T4 to T3. T3 is the active form of thyroid hormones. Low T3 causes hypothyroidism.

How to obtain selenium?

If you think your body is deficient of selenium, it is good to seek medical care immediately. Thyroid glands are very important for the body functions. Selenium supplement is a good solution to thyroid function. But long term use of selenium supplement would cause other complications such as white blotchy nails, hair loss, gastrointestinal upsets, fatigue, irritability, garlic breath odor, and mild nerve damage. In addition, very high selenium in the body may cause hyperthyroidism. In addition, clinical test for use of selenium supplements has found that it predisposes users to the risk of prostate cancer. Though this has not yet been proven. This makes selenium rich foods the best way to increase the level of selenium in the body. Some of the food rich in selenium includes; crimini mushrooms, shrimp, tuna, cod, scallops, chicken, halibut, salmon, shiitake mushrooms, brazil nuts, lamb eggs, and turkey. Brazil nut is particularly very rich in selenium, taking one or two in a day will significantly improve the selenium level and also boost your immune system.

Is selenium important for thyroid function?

Yes, selenium level is very important and low selenium.

References

  1. //chriskresser.com/selenium-the-missing-link-for-treating-hypothyroidism
  2. //www.wellnessresources.com/health/articles/seleniums_vital_role_in_thyroid_hormone_function/

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Top reasons why gluten free diet is necessary
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Date: January 27, 2014 09:31 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Top reasons why gluten free diet is necessary

glutenWhat is Gluten

Gluten is a protein found mainly in grains, which include wheat, farro, durum, bulgur, spelt, semolina and many others. It is also found in other foods and is present in some toothpaste brands. Gluten is difficult to completely digest and can cause serious health problems for some people. It is for this reason that many people are increasingly consuming gluten free diet in an attempt at avoiding its negative health effects. The following is a look at the adverse effects of gluten in the human body.

What Gluten can Do

Some people’s bodies react to the presence of the protein by attacking it and the body tissue surrounding it, which results to numerous health problems in the body. Gluten is responsible for a condition referred to as celiac disease, which is a serious form of gluten sensitivity. This disease is considered an autoimmune disease because the body’s immune system attacks the protein and the cells of the digestive tract’s enzymes. This leads to bloating, gas, stomach pain, anemia, skin rashes, muscle cramps and bone pain. Other symptoms include missed periods in women, stunted growth in children, seizures, mouth sores, calcium deficiency, nerve damage and nutrient malabsorption.

Other serious effects of ingesting gluten

Include increased risk of developing some forms of cancer and chronic diarrhea. The protein has also been found to cause intestinal inflammation and degeneration of intestinal lining. Weakened intestines are dangerous because they can permit foreign substances into the blood stream, which is common in persons suffering from celiac disease.

Gluten is also associated with numerous disorders of the brain. Conclusive studies have associated the protein to a condition referred to as cerebellar ataxia. Its symptoms include difficulties in coordinating balance, problems with speech and movement. Gluten free diet results to significant improvement in health for persons suffering from autism, epilepsy and schizophrenia.

It has been observed that gluten may be addictive, which is why many people crave for meals made of wheat and other grains. This has not been conclusively proven but there are studies that suggest that traces of the protein’s exorphins can find their way into the human brain.

Gluten Free

Gluten free diet is healthy because it improves a person’s bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis. Any people experience significant benefits in their mental, emotional and physical health after eliminating the protein from their diets. It is, therefore, important that a gluten free diet be consumed especially by people who react negatively to it.

References:

  1. //www.mypassion4health.com/articles/gluten_sensitivity.html
  2. //www.cnn.com/2013/04/05/health/gluten-5-things/
  3. //www.care2.com/greenliving/6-shocking-reasons-why-gluten-is-bad-for-you.html

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What Are The Health Benefits Of Borage Seed Oil?
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Date: December 29, 2013 05:21 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Health Benefits Of Borage Seed Oil?

What is Borage

borageThe borage also known as starflower plant generates seeds enriched with essential fatty acid known as Gamma-linolenic acid. In ancient times, borage plant was mainly used to prepare salad and soups due to its relaxing effect on people. However, in modern times people are more interested in borage seeds. This is due to its health benefits offered by gamma-linolenci acid (GLA). GLA has anti-inflammatory effects useful to both men and women. Borage oil comprises about 24% of GLA which is the highest known energy for naturally occurring GLA. After consumption, much of the GLA found in borage oil turns into dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid. GLA and DGLA prevent inflammation just like omega-3-fatty acids from fish oil or flaxseed. However, GLA and DGLA are categorized as omega-6-fatty acids.

Benefits of Borage

According to recent studies, Borage oil can be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. This is an autoimmune ailment which results to joint lining inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic and painful ailment that requires use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as, NSAIDS that can have side effects. Borage oil is used to reduce tenderness and swelling for rheumatoid arthritis patients.

Borage oil is used to soothe and moisturize dry skin and treats inflamed skin diseases. It also tones dry skin, prevents wrinkles and dehydration. Borage oil provides fantastic regenerative and firming properties that help to restore skin elasticity.

Borage oil helps in boosting immune system and is an essential part of the human breast milk. When infants breastfeed they can significantly avoid risk of developing allergies.

Borage oil also treats premenstrual syndrome and cramps, diabetic neurotherapy as well as other inflammatory ailments. The oil is normally taken internally as a capsule or can be applied topically.

Warning of Borage

If you plan to use borage oil for treating any health problem, ensure that you consult your doctor before you begin using your supplement treatment.

Reference:

  1. //www.ehow.com/about_5086939_borage-seed-oil-benefits.html


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

Sunshine Vitamin

Introduction

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

What does Sun Can Do

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

What are the Benefits on the Sun

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

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

Conclusion

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

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Cetyl Myristoleate to Encourage Healthy Cells
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Date: October 29, 2013 10:01 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cetyl Myristoleate to Encourage Healthy Cells

 Cetyl Myristoleate

fruitsWhich is a plant and animal oil derived natural fatty acid, has been found to have a good effect on joint inflammation. To be very accurate, the natural compound can be very effective for controlling complications of arthritis. However, researchers are still trying to examine the compound in order to unfold many other beneficial aspects.

Source of Cetyl Myristoleate

This compound can be found in both vegetable and animal sources. People who only prefer to have vegetarian sources can get this compound from nuts. If a person does not mind to have the compound from an animal source, he/she can get it from the oil of the sperm whale and beef tallow.

Cetyl Myristoleate Benefits

· Among many other benefits, the effect of this compound on the joint problem has got maximum exposure.

· This fatty acid is equally effective for managing autoimmune diseases like lupus, psoriasis, fibromyalgia and gout. When the immune cells start to attack other healthy cells of the body, it causes autoimmune diseases.

· Cetyl Myristoleate also gives power to the healthy cells that altogether build an immune system strong enough to fight the foreign invaders.

Arthritis is a common problem in adults. Cetyl Myristoleate can make a huge difference in the condition by lubricating the joints suffering from inflammation. It is an excellent mean to encourage the healthy cells of the body. By having a prescribed dosage of this nutrient, one can improve the skin texture, the condition of heart, arteries and nerve.

Cetyl Myristoleate is an excellent mean to safeguard against the autoimmune diseases. People can make a great use of this fatty acid to get a relief from the acute joint inflammation problem and reduce the pain. As the effect of this element is still under observation, to be able to use the element extensively, people might have to wait a bit longer.

Reference Source:

  1. //www.livestrong.com/article/49713-foods-high-cetyl-myristoleate-acid/
  2. //www.tasmanhealth.co.nz/articles/cetyl-myristoleate/
  3. //altmedicine.about.com/od/herbsupplementguide/a/Cetyl-Myristoleate.htm

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Food allergies and pancreatin
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Date: May 21, 2013 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Food allergies and pancreatin

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Food allergy is a condition where the body's immune system reacts to some substances in the food that you have eaten resulting in an allergic reaction. It is important to note that children are more prone to food allergy when compared to adults. Some of the common foods that may cause allergy are peanut, milk, eggs, fish, tree nuts and so on. Food allergies may be exhibited in different ways for example atopic allergic reactions occur to people who have inherited the allergic traits. Others will be highly sensitive to certain foods for example people who are oversensitive to peanuts. There is also the celiac disease which results in allergy to proteins found in grain such as wheat.

How exactly does food cause allergic reactions?

The particles in your food that will cause allergy are referred to as allergens. Allergens are protein in nature and they are resistant to heat during cooking, stomach acid during digestion and also digestive enzymes. When these enzymes find their way to the blood stream, they will reach their target organs where they will result in allergic reactions. It is important to note that an allergic reaction is a hypersensitive reaction and therefore for this reaction to occur, the body must have been exposed to that particular food substance before. The first time the allergen is introduced in the body, the lymphocytes are stimulated to produce antibodies against that particular antibody. The next time that allergen finds its way into the blood stream, the mast cells will be stimulated to release different chemicals such as histamine which results in different symptoms of food allergy.

Digestive Enzymes

Digestive enzymes may play a very crucial role in alleviating symptoms of food allergies. The enzymes will break down fats, proteins and starch thereby aiding in digestion. Pancreatin which has a number of digestive enzymes will alleviate allergic symptoms such as gastroenteritis, indigestion, stomach discomfort and so on. Sometimes with age, the production of pancreatin in the body might reduce and in such circumstances, one can take specially made pancreatin tablets which serve the same purpose. 

Pancreatic Enzymes

Pancreatin is a word that is used to describe a mixture of digestive enzymes produced by exocrine cells in the pancreas. The enzymes contained in pancreatin include amylase, protease, trypsin and lipase. Sometimes, pancreatin will be referred to as pancreatic acid. Apart from treating food allergies, pancreatin will also help to reduce symptoms for weight loss, cancer, autoimmune disease, celiac disease and food allergies.

Each of the enzymes in pancreatin plays a very important role in the digestion process. Trypsin works by hydrolyzing proteins to form oligopeptites, amylase will work to hydrolyze starch to form disaccharides and oligosaccharides, and lipase will hydrolyze triglycerides into glycerol and fatty acids. 

Food Allergies

Food allergy is a common thing among very many people in the world. Sometimes, many people will find it hard to determine the exact food which they are allergic to. The easiest way to find out the exact type of food that you are allergic to is through trial and error method. Other times diagnosing the food intolerance may be complicated especially in cases where one not allergic to the food itself but the ingredients used in its preparation.

If you are experiencing food allergies, consider trying pancreatic enzymes like pancreatin for a month with every meal and feel the difference.

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

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

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

Health Benefits of Vitamin D-3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have you had your vitamin D-3 today?

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

Astragalus

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

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

Regulates Interferon Releases

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

Stimulates the Healing Process

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

Produces Homeostatic Effects

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

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

Have you tried Astragalus?

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Why Do We Need Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's) And What Source Is Best?
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Date: February 15, 2011 05:03 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Do We Need Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's) And What Source Is Best?

EFA's can boost Your Health

Essential fatty acids are organic compounds that the human body necessitates to support healthy functions of organs and tissues but lack the ability to synthesize. Two fatty acids make up this group: (1) alpha linolenic acid, or ALA, and (2) linoleic acid, LA. Also referred to as EFAs, they are ubiquitous at the cellular level, but known to play an active role in neuronal and vascular tissues as well as in inflammation.

Maintains Cellular Health

One of the most recent advancements in cellular science is the discovery of lipid rafts, which are a part of the bilipid layer of cell membranes specialized for trafficking of cellular molecules, such as proteins and receptors. Also, these lipid rafts have an effect on the viscosity of cell membranes, thereby influencing fluidity that governs membrane-dependent functions of cells such as cellular signaling and phagocytosis, the mechanism by which cells swallow extracellular debris including pathogenic stimuli. Due to its being less stiff and more fluid, essential fatty acids make up cell membranes.

Modulates Neuronal Activities

It has long been postulated that learning and memory is influenced by the availability of intracellular substances known as endocannabinoids in a process called retrograde signaling. Unlike other neurotransmitters, endocannabinoids act on presynaptic cells while produced in postsynaptic cells, and by so doing enhances the signal transmission between nerve cells. Essential fatty acids are converted into endocannabinoids, which are produced on demand, and thus daily intake of EFA is a must. In addition, EFA has for years been in use as a treatment for depression and in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases.

Regulates Inflammatory Responses

The right amounts of essential fatty acids present inside the human body significantly contribute to the inflammatory responses of the immune system. There are chemical compounds that are produced by the body only in the presence of essential fatty acids, and a number of these compounds are essential to the process of healing and other processes implicated during inflammation. This is the reason why intake of EFA is highly regarded as a therapeutic remedy for reducing inflammatory diseases such as arthritis and autoimmune illnesses.

Promotes Cardiovascular Health

There is high risk of heart attack and related cardiovascular diseases in populations with low levels of essential fatty acids. Especially for individuals who are dependent on drugs that are known to cause oxidative stress in vascular tissues, susceptibility to damages of the blood vessel linings sets the stage for the buildup of macrophages and bad cholesterol in the form of arterial plaques. These plaques contribute to the thinning of the vascular passageways characteristic of atherosclerosis.

There is a reason why alpha linolenic acid and linoleic acid are considered essential fatty acids. They are a vital component of a healthy body with well-functioning organs and tissues. Good thing we have a wide list of food sources rich in EFA, which includes the oils of hemp, soya, canola, and wheat germ. EFA is also abundant in seeds of sunflower, chia, pumpkin, and flax.

EFA's should be an essential part of everyone's diet, have you had your EFA's today?

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Turmeric, Curcumin, And Good Health
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Date: November 11, 2010 03:48 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Turmeric, Curcumin, And Good Health

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Turmeric and its history

Turmeric is not just an ancient Asian spice but also an effective traditional alternative medicine used worldwide. Turmeric is a spice that originates in India and has been long used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese traditional medicine. This spice comes from the herb Curcuma longa L. which is a member of the Curcuma botanical group, a part of the ginger family of herbs called Zingiberaceae. The root and rhizome (underground stem) of this plant is crushed and powdered into ground Turmeric. Ground Turmeric is used worldwide as a seasoning and the main ingredient in curry powders. Ground Turmeric is also the source of Curcumin, an extracted potent substance also used as alternative medicine nowadays.

Turmeric, because of its Curcumin content, has many health benefits to humans. Firstly, Turmeric has an anti-inflammatory property. Its active ingredient, Curcumin, has been proven to help reduce inflammation. Decade to decade, Turmeric has been used as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat inflammations of the skin and muscles. Experiments done by researchers also revealed that this herb has been effective in decreasing post-surgical inflammation. This important health benefit of Turmeric is considered to be a result of the herb’s ability to slow down, if not to totally stop, Eicosanoid Biosynthesis, one of the processes the immune system undergoes during an inflammatory response.

Secondly, as a result of its anti-inflammatory characteristic, Turmeric also has an anti-arthritic property. It is widely used as an alternative medicine for rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune disorders. In addition, this herb also has a natural painkiller effect. Studies show that it has similar actions to the commonly used medications such as COX-2 inhibitor and Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs.turmeric root

Thirdly, several studies have shown that Turmeric is also helpful in lowering the level of bad cholesterol in the blood known as the Low Density Lipoprotein or LDL and in increasing the body’s good cholesterol, High Density Lipoprotein or HDL. An increased level of LDL promotes cholesterol plaque deposits to the walls of blood vessels, most commonly in the arteries of heart. These plaques narrow the arterial diameter hence resulting to high blood pressure and even circulation blockage. An arterial block may cause poor circulation and oxygenation to heart muscles leading to cardiac injury then infarction. This is oftentimes the cause of heart attacks. It has also been discovered that Turmeric can promote excretion of dietary fats. Thus, controlling the intestinal uptake of fats, especially cholesterol.

Turmeric - Powerful Antioxidant

turmeric powder Lastly, Turmeric is also widely used because of its anti-oxidant property. Studies demonstrate that Turmeric is effective in eliminating free radicals in the body. These free radicals are harmful. It may cause cell mutations which can lead to tumor formation and, worse, cancer.

This herbal plant can be prepared in the household by pounding and pressing its roots to be able to extract the juice out. It is then mixed with water and may be used topically or by nasal inhalation. The root can also be lightly cooked and eaten. Turmeric is also helpful in earaches and to clear clogged sinuses thus easing breathing. This herb can also be purchased in bulk powder or standardized forms to ensure its beneficial properties are intact.
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Support Good Stomach Health and More With DGL Licorice
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Date: August 14, 2010 10:48 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Support Good Stomach Health and More With DGL Licorice

What is DGL Licorice

We all know what licorice is - the root of the licorice plant, or Glycyrrhiza glabra - but what is DGL licorice? In fact it is licorice with a substance known as glycyrrhizin removed. This substance is dangerous to your health because it can cause hypertension and also reduce potassium levels. By removing this, those suffering high blood pressure can also take advantage of its health benefits. So what are these benefits?

They are not wide-ranging, but they are very important to you if you suffer any of a range of gastric problems, such as ulcers and gastritis. It can also be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), leaky gut syndrome, and Crohn's disease, and can also be used in autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. If you suffer any of these conditions it worth trying DGL licorice, but let your physician know what you are doing. DGL Licorice is available in chewable form to enhance the benefits to the stomach. Enzymatic Therapy DGL Licorice is Glycyrrhizin free so you can rest assured that this product is 100% beneficial with zero side effects. Give DGL a try today!

Give DGL Licorice a try and see how it can help you!

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Essential Enzymes Feel The Body To Good Health
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Date: March 19, 2010 07:08 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Essential Enzymes Feel The Body To Good Health

Essential Enzymes from SOURCE NATURALSEnzymes are absolutely essential for life. These naturally occurring substances are found in the human body, animals, and plants. More than 2,700 enzymes have been identified in the body, each of which is constantly in motion. Life is made up of a series of reactions known as metabolism. Enzymes are responsible for making this process work. Enzymes are involved in every individual biochemical function that takes place in the human body. Some even refer to these substances as the spark plugs of the body. Enzymes are responsible for digesting food and destroying toxins, viruses, antigens that invade the liver and bloodstream, parasites, and worms. They also help in the destruction of free radicals before cell damage can occur. The body would deteriorate without enzymes. These substances are necessary for the production of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids being converted into vital neurotransmitters, which allows the body to function properly.

Most American diets are lacking in enzymes. The only way to get them is from live food or else through supplements. A mostly cooked-food diet needs a larger amount of enzymes from the digestive organs. This causes exhaustion and degeneration of the organs. The stress can be taken off of the pancreas and the entire system by supplementing with digestive enzymes.

There are two types of enzymes: digestive and metabolic. The digestive enzymes work in the gastrointestinal tract to break down food into forms that can be assimilated and used by the body. Digestion takes up a lot of the body’s energy and needs the help of digestive enzymes in order to properly assimilate food. Overcooked food destroys enzymes. Additionally, foods may be lacking in enzymes due to pesticides, preservatives, pasteurization, and water containing chlorine. All of these are responsible for destroying enzymes. With age, our bodies manufacture fewer enzymes. It is necessary that the body has a proper balance of amino acids in order to manufacture enzymes.

Metabolic enzymes work inside the cells in order to produce energy and detoxification. This type of enzyme is required for all bodily functions. Metabolic enzymes produce the energy that is required for the body to survive and thrive. A steady supply of enzymes is needed in order for complicated chemical reactions to occur in the body.

Supplemental digestive enzymes should contain protease, which is responsible for breaking down protein into amino acids. Amylase is responsible for breaking down starch into sucrose, while lipase functions in the digestion of fats. Cellulase is needed to break down cellulose. Enzymes are responsible for improving the digestion and assimilation of food. They also help to improve assimilation of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids. They also help the body break down old encrusted material on the entire digestive system.

Enzymes can be taken after meals in order to improve digestion. Additional enzymes are necessary in between meals so that they are able to penetrate into tissues and break down undigested protein that can cause disease. They may also help prevent conditions like cancer, arthritis, and autoimmune diseases. Supplemental enzymes are usually needed because of poor eating habits that deplete the body of its own enzyme reserve. Eating too much cooked food, processed food, wrong food combinations, pesticides, preservatives, and additives can lead to the destruction of essential enzymes. For more information on the many beneficial effects of enzymes, please contact a representative from your local or internet health food store.

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Pine Bark Extract
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Date: October 07, 2009 11:25 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Pine Bark Extract

Pine Bark PictureMany Native American tribes relied on the bark of pine trees for its ability to treat a number of disorders. The Annedda pine was called the “tree of life” due to its marvelous healing benefits. Jacques Cartier, a noted explorer in 1535, wrote in his diaries about the early medicinal uses for pine tree bark. Cartier and his crew came down with scurvy after being caught in the bitter snows of Quebec and living on hard biscuits and cured meat. Multiple men died before Quebec Indians approached them and made a tea from the bark of a pine tree. After drinking the tea and applying poultices to their wounds, they were soon healed. The miraculous recovery is actually a result of the vitamin C and bioflavonoids in the bark. A French professor discovered Cartier’s account and became intrigued with studying pine tree bark. He isolated a certain kind of proanthocyanidin flavonoids from the extract and later found it to have antioxidant attributes.

Pine bark extract has become an important herbal remedy due to its antioxidant power. It is responsible for binding with collagen fibers and helping to restore elasticity in the skin. It also protects the body from free-radical damage, which prevents excess and premature wrinkles. Pine tree bark also protects capillaries from free-radical damage that can cause phlebitis, varicose veins, and bruising. Those people who are suffering from skin conditions like psoriasis can also be benefited from pine bark extract. Along with being an antioxidant, pine bark is a natural anti-inflammatory. It helps heal joint pain that is associated with things such as arthritis and sports injuries. This herb helps to control and prevent edema and bursitis. Pine Bark Picture Pine bark extract also helps with eyesight. It is responsible for reducing the risk of and treating diabetic retinopathy. Multiple studies have concluded that it is beneficial in improving night vision. One study even found marked improvement in visual performance in the proanthocyanidin group over a placebo group.

Additionally, pine bark extract may also help in inhibiting cellular mutations like tumors. Reports have found that this herb can help to prevent cellular deterioration in breast tumors and cardiovascular disease. There is also evidence that this herb possesses antiulcer properties that may help prevent the formation of undesirable chemicals in the stomach.

Pine bark can also benefit other conditions with its proanthocyanidin therapy. Among these are autoimmune disorders such as lupus, neural problems such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, and vascular problems like heart disease, atherosclerosis, and stokes. Pine bark extract can also treat common complaints such as insomnia, flu, and even the common cold. This herb is very helpful in improving memory, longevity, and the prostate.

Additionally, its stimulant properties are responsible for decreasing the production of histamines in allergic reactions like hay fever. In order to obtain the best results when supplementing with this, or any herb, it is important to consult your health care provider before beginning any regimen. For more information on the many beneficial effects provided by pine bark extract, please feel free to consult a representative from your local health food store with questions.

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Colostrum and immunity
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Date: June 17, 2009 10:13 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Colostrum and immunity

In order to obtain a smooth running immune system, communication between cells is absolutely essential. To communicate between cells, the system uses hormone-like signal substances, which can often be found in colostrum. It has been found in studies that an immune response can literally be transferred from a donor to another recipient by simply feeding that person with an extract of leucocytes. This extract contained a factor that was capable of passing on the donor’s immunity to the recipient. Scientists and researchers still do not know the exact constituents of colostrum, as colostrum extracts have been estimated to contain more than 200 individual compounds which each play a role in the communication process.

Because an immature response within the immune system to an infection can take anywhere from ten days to two weeks to completely develop, colostrum is essential because it can reduce this delay in reaction time due to two factors it possesses: an inducer/helper function, and a suppressor function. The inducer function allows the body to develop a mature response in as little time as twenty-four hours. However, an overactive immune response to agents that are always present like pollens and the body’s own cells is not healthy. The suppression factor comes in here, as it helps to control hyper-reactive responses that commonly turn into allergies and autoimmune diseases. Together, all of this helps to keep the immune system and the body’s overall health in a balanced state.

An infant’s first food is usually a mother’s milk, which is full of nutrient-rich colostrum. Colostrum contains valuable components which help the immune system to communicate and pass information between the cells. There are agents passed through colostrum that are not species-specific, meaning that they are equally effective in one species as they are in another. Additionally, this means that these agents generally do not cause allergies.

Colostrum and its derivatives can be used for many conditions including herpes, hepatitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, candidiasis, cancer, type I diabetes, intestinal injury, autism, rheumatoid arthritis, AIDS, and the Epstein-Barr virus. Herpes, which is a commonly found disease in today’s world that manifests itself in recurrent outbreaks which are characterized by sores and other skin lesions. Colostrum has been found to decrease the frequency of herpes outbreaks, as well as shortening the duration of any outbreak that is experienced. Agents found within colostrum are specifically programmed to fight the hepatitis viruses and are even able to prevent the onset of hepatitis.

Because colostrum and its immune agents are able to effectively help the body combat a variety of pathogens, it is also believed that colostrum can help to fight conditions like chronic candidiasis. Cancer may be prevented and fought with the use of colostrum and its various agents. Diabetes, which is one of the world’s most widespread and debilitating disorder, is increasingly associated with dysfunction of the immune system. Research has shown that colostrum and its compounds may have the ability to reverse diabetes. Colostrum has also been proven in studies to reverse the effects of autism on a child to the extent that the child can return to a mainstream school and participate in social activities. The Epstein-Barr virus, which is associated with symptoms including extreme fatigue and headaches, may be affected by colostrum, as studies have shown the total remission of symptoms in patients with this virus.

Colostrum is an amazing substance. Fortunately, it can be found at your local or internet health food store in capsule or tablet forms for easy consumption. Always purchase name brands like Source Naturals, Kal, and Now Foods to ensure quality and purity of the product you purchase.

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