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Study shows that vitamin D can help lower your risk of Type 2diabetes Darrell Miller 5/21/19
New meta-analysis finds that proper vitamin D levels greatlyimprove the health of diabetics and heart patients Darrell Miller 5/17/19
Research links folate deficiency to a wide range of diseases Darrell Miller 4/30/19
The many benefits of red raspberry leaf tea Darrell Miller 4/26/19
Fiber reduces inflammation, reducing risk of inflammatory diseasesand the rate of mortality Darrell Miller 4/17/19
Treat psoriasis naturally with vitamin D and zinc Darrell Miller 3/28/19
7 benefits of glutamine Darrell Miller 1/8/19
Prevent the number one cause of premature death by simply takingvitamin C Darrell Miller 11/16/18
Multiple studies show using CBD Oil for sleep disorders may be yoursafest bet VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/6/18
Why do we need fiber? Darrell Miller 9/3/17
High blood pressure and pregnancy: Know the facts Darrell Miller 8/17/17
CBD research is going to the dogs in quest to help pets Darrell Miller 7/21/17
Keto Diet for Women: Benefits, Food List & Tips to Overcome Side Effects Darrell Miller 6/6/17
Why Are Diabetics More Prone to Heart Diseases? Darrell Miller 5/28/17
Here's How CBD Can Help Your Hyper Toddler Darrell Miller 5/12/17
Olive oil can decrease cardiovascular diseases Darrell Miller 4/20/17
Liven Up Your Liver Darrell Miller 4/3/17
Iodine-free salt create 'national health problem' Darrell Miller 3/31/17
20 Foods That Will Naturally Clean Your Arteries And Protect You From Heart Attacks Darrell Miller 2/24/17
Fat discovery could ease inflammation for diabetics Darrell Miller 2/20/17
Cause of inflammation in diabetes identified Darrell Miller 2/19/17
All you need to know about fatty liver Darrell Miller 2/17/17
What Are The Health Benefits Of Vitamin K2? Darrell Miller 1/29/17
Relieve the Holiday Stress with Magnesium Darrell Miller 12/25/16
Boswellia Reduces 5-LOX Activity Darrell Miller 12/9/16
Medical News Today: How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: 6 Useful Steps Darrell Miller 12/7/16
Orange peel is effective for treating asthma-Expert Darrell Miller 12/3/16
Reduce inflammation naturally Darrell Miller 12/2/16
Inherited taste perceptions may explain why some people eat too much salt Darrell Miller 11/30/16
Diabetes and bone loss: Strategies to manage bone health with diabetes Darrell Miller 11/23/16
Support Healthy Circulation and Arterial Function with Benfotiamine! Darrell Miller 11/21/16
Magnesium Can Offset The Effects of Calcium Darrell Miller 10/27/16
What Herbs Support A Healthy Prostate Darrell Miller 9/3/15
What is the Krebs cycle and why is it important? Darrell Miller 8/16/15
CORDYCEP: MEANING AND BENEFITS Darrell Miller 7/22/15
Can Low Selenium Affect Thyroid Functions? Darrell Miller 8/8/14
I eat Good, Do I Need Trace Minerals? Darrell Miller 7/17/14
Importace of vitamin k-2 Darrell Miller 6/6/14
L-Leucine as an essential Amino Acid Darrell Miller 5/31/14
Can Guggle Extract Improve Bile And Fat Metabolism? Darrell Miller 5/5/14
What Does Iron Do For The Body Darrell Miller 5/3/14
A Guide About beet roots. Darrell Miller 4/17/14
Does The Red Raspberry Have Healing Properties? Darrell Miller 3/26/14
A brief history of cinnamon bark oil and its benefits Darrell Miller 2/14/14
sunflower seeds Darrell Miller 2/4/14
What you may need to know about Vitamin B2 Darrell Miller 1/5/14
Health Benefits of Vitex Darrell Miller 12/20/13
What Are Some Natural Cholesterol Lowering Supplements? Darrell Miller 12/10/13
Magnesium Is An Important Mineral For The Cardiovascular System Darrell Miller 11/25/13
All that you may need to know about antioxidants Darrell Miller 11/5/13




Study shows that vitamin D can help lower your risk of Type 2diabetes
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Date: May 21, 2019 04:43 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study shows that vitamin D can help lower your risk of Type 2diabetes





Many people are frightened by the prospect of type 2 diabetes given all the risks that it comes with which include regular finger pricks for tests, and a host of complications for diseases like kidney and liver damage, and a higher risk of having stroke or heart disease. Preventing type 2 diabetes is then essential and recent studies have shown that vitamin D can help in that regard. The researchers already knew that vitamin D can help with insulin sensitivity and pancrease beta cells function so they wanted to find out the link between vitamin D and blood glucose levels. 680 women between the ages of 35 and 74 were experimented upon and they were given vitamin D supplementation and exposure to sunlight. They found a negative association between vitamin D and blood glucose level meaning that vitamin D, especially being exposed to sunlight, reduced the levels of glucose in the blood. They also found that vitamin D deficiency was associated with a high level of glucose in the blood. This present study was found to correlate with other studies between vitamin D presence in the body and glucose levels.

Key Takeaways:

  • Having type 2 diabetes is a frightening prospect because the condition entails a lot of complications like regular finger pricks for tests.
  • Since they already know that vitamin D can help one with insulin sensitivity and the function of pancreatic beta cells, the researchers wanted to find out the link.
  • 680 women were studied and they found that those who had high levels of vitamin D due to sunlight and supplementation had lower levels of blood glucose.

"Specifically, those who had high levels of vitamin D enjoyed a 55 percent lower chance of developing type 2 diabetes, a 51 percent lower change of metabolic syndrome, and a 33 percent lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-11-vitamin-d-lowers-your-risk-of-type-2-diabetes.html

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New meta-analysis finds that proper vitamin D levels greatlyimprove the health of diabetics and heart patients
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Date: May 17, 2019 04:03 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: New meta-analysis finds that proper vitamin D levels greatlyimprove the health of diabetics and heart patients





Up to a billion people worldwide may not be getting enough vitamin D, and this is a real problem because vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk of cancer, obesity and other health problems. Meta-analysis published by Current Pharmaceutical Design suggests that getting enough vitamin D can decrease fasting glucose and reduce insulin resistance. Vitamin D can also help moderate your bad cholesterol, as well as reducing your levels of C-reactive protein, which is a sign of inflammation.

Key Takeaways:

  • One health problem around the world that is affecting a lot of people is the fact that Vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency is becoming more pronounced.
  • When one is deficient in Vitamin D, some of the health problems that can be encountered are poor glycemic control, obesity, and hypertension.
  • A link has been found between vitamin D deficiency and diabetes and also another study found that the deficiency leads to high blood sugar levels.

"Three of the most significant risk factors for heart disease are high cholesterol, chronic inflammation, and insulin resistance. Researchers wanted to learn more about whether vitamin D supplementation is a way to lower the risk of heart disease or reduce complications in patients who already have it."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/vitamin-d-glycemic-control-2947.html

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Research links folate deficiency to a wide range of diseases
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Date: April 30, 2019 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Research links folate deficiency to a wide range of diseases





Folate is commonly known as vitamin B9 and is found in many fruits and vegetables. Being deficient in folate has been linked to many health complications. Folate deficiency has been found to be associated with incurable DNA problems, such as a lost chromosome. It is also associated with dementia, cancer, and even anemia. However, an abundance of folate in the body can prevent cancer and dementia risk. Foods containing folate include brussels sprouts, tomato juice, peas, bananas, and poultry, so it is important to eat healthy to reduce risk of deficiency.

Key Takeaways:

  • Research has shown that folate, which is vitamin B9 and also known sometimes as folic acid, can be found in green leafy vegetables and many fruits.
  • Some of the diseases that are linked to folate deficiency are age-related dementia, cancer, anemia and mental illness. It is also linked to birth defects in women.
  • Researchers have taken a look at the relationship between folate and fragile X syndrome in order to understand how it is linked to other diseases.

"This is the first study that shows folate deficiency can cause problems with DNA replication and cell division."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/folate-deficiency-vitamins-2919.html

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The many benefits of red raspberry leaf tea
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Date: April 26, 2019 02:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The many benefits of red raspberry leaf tea





Red raspberries are a popular fruit, but what many people don't know is that the leaves of its plant can be used to make herbal tea. In fact, people have been doing so for thousands of years. Red raspberry leaf tea contains compounds that help women relax pelvic muscles, leading to shorter labor periods during pregnancy. Well before labor, this tea can help reduce nausea and vomiting during the first trimester. Aside from pregnant women, others can benefit from red raspberry leaf tea's high Vitamin C content and ability to replenish potassium in the blood. These are just some of the benefits to drinking this natural herbal tea.

Key Takeaways:

  • The leaves of the red raspberry, scientific name Rubus idaeus, has been used for millenials by people to create a healthy, herbal tea.
  • The most attention in the red raspberry is given to the bright red fruits although the leaves are considered very important.
  • Red raspberry leaves is used in folk medicine and is prescribed for those who are suffering from colic pain and diarrhea.

"The most common use of red raspberry leaf tea is to provide natural support for pregnant women. Drinking it helps shorten the labor period, prevents complications, and reduces the need for medical intervention during birth."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-12-the-many-benefits-of-red-raspberry-leaf-tea.html

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Fiber reduces inflammation, reducing risk of inflammatory diseasesand the rate of mortality
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Date: April 17, 2019 01:45 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fiber reduces inflammation, reducing risk of inflammatory diseasesand the rate of mortality





Chances are, you or someone you love has dealt with the ramifications of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in some way. While there may not be any way to completely safeguard you and your loved ones from early mortality due to CVD, research is now showing that fiber consumption may play a promising role. A recent study showed that those who consume more fiber are much less likely to face an early demise due to the presence of CVD.

Key Takeaways:

  • While cardiovascular disease is inherently troubling of itsself, those that have it also carry the risk of further complications.
  • Further complications can include a risk of developing chronic hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes.
  • A conjoined research effort, undertaken by the Navarre Health Institute and Navarra University, revealed that subjects that consumed the most fruit and fiber were in a much-lessened mortality bracket.

"A study reports that having a fiber-rich diet lowers the risk of contracting chronic CVDs and Type 2 diabetes, as well as some cancers and inflammatory diseases like rheumatism."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-27-fiber-reduces-inflammation-reducing-risk-of-inflammatory-diseases-and-the-rate-of-mortality.html

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Treat psoriasis naturally with vitamin D and zinc
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Date: March 28, 2019 05:13 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Treat psoriasis naturally with vitamin D and zinc





Over 7.5 million Americans suffer from Psoriasis, and researchers in Iraq have taken it upon themselves to spot any potential nutrient deficiencies associated with the condition. Physicians took blood samples from Iranian participants, and they surprisingly found that those who had a psoriasis diagnosis were shown to have insufficient levels of vitamin D. These levels were so insufficient, that they were actually 60% less than that of an individual with healthy levels of vitamin B.

Key Takeaways:

  • A chronic skin problem that affects over 7.5 million Americans is psoriasis and it can result in complications such as arthritis.
  • A team from a University in Iraq has found that the complications associated with psoriasis can result in a reduction in vitamin D and zinc in affected individuals.
  • To analyze their study, they collected blood samples from persons infected with psoriasis and then compared those blood samples with those of healthy individuals.

"The team found that vitamin D levels in those with psoriasis were at least 60 percent lower than healthy individuals. Similarly, zinc levels of people with psoriasis were lower by a third, compared to those who do not have the condition."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-27-treat-psoriasis-naturally-with-vitamin-d-and-zinc.html

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7 benefits of glutamine
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Date: January 08, 2019 08:13 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 benefits of glutamine





Glutamine is just one of several free amino acids that are naturally present within the human body, but glutamine just happens to serve a plethora of benefits that most of us aren't even aware of. Glutamine has the ability to improve cognitive function through helping the production of gamma-aminobutyric acid within the brain. It can also boost our immune systems by building the gastrointestinal wall, which could be due to 70% of glutamine being found in the gut.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although all amino acids are important in the body, but the most important is glutamine because it is the most involved in different bodily functions.
  • Some of the health benefits of having sufficient glutamine in the body involves the promotion of weight loss, maintenance of gut wall integrity, and improving the skin.
  • Glutamine prevents a person from having a leaky gut syndrome because it maintains the integrity of the walls of the digestive tract.

"Cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy are very intense processes that have repercussions on a person’s health. Studies have shown that taking glutamine effectively reduces the complications that therapy has on metabolism while still preventing tumor growth."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-04-7-benefits-of-glutamine.html

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Prevent the number one cause of premature death by simply takingvitamin C
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Date: November 16, 2018 09:51 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Prevent the number one cause of premature death by simply takingvitamin C





According to the data, it's been estimated that as many as half of all premature deaths are preventable, moreover that poor nutritional intake is at the core of the problem. One such nutritional deficit that could lower the number of premature deaths is the deficit of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a well-known immune system booster. However, it also has an important role to fulfill when it comes to cardiovascular health. The journal of the American College of Nutrition recently attests to this fact. The journal reported findings that agreed that the use of vitamin C reduced the incidence of cardiac disease. The findings were based on a study of over 100 men, many of whom were smokers. Those given the highest dosage of vitamin C slashed their risk for cardiac complications by more than half. Danish research further augments this aspect of vitamin C. Data pools acquired from 100,000+ Danes showed high vitamin C concentrations among those who regularly consumed a large array of fruits and vegetables. This higher level was auspiciously linked with a lowered risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death.

Key Takeaways:

  • Long accumulated data strongly suggests that up to half of all early deaths are preventable.
  • Vitamin C has a profound effect on coronary heart disease, and it has protective ability even when the vitamin C user is a smoker.
  • One recent study which supports this contention used 108 different male subjects, many of whom smoked.

"The reality is that an inexpensive vitamin supplement could reduce the rate of coronary heart disease but mainstream medicine is so deeply entrenched in pharmaceutical dogma, the idea that nutrients can prevent disease is downright blasphemous."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-12-prevent-number-one-cause-of-premature-death-vitamin-c.html

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Multiple studies show using CBD Oil for sleep disorders may be yoursafest bet
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Date: November 06, 2018 03:51 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Multiple studies show using CBD Oil for sleep disorders may be yoursafest bet





There are a lot of people that struggle with sleeping disorders. More people than you realize are ones that cannot get a good night sleep on a regular basis. It is something that really takes a toll on their bodies and can be really bad for their physical health. Understanding how to get enough sleep in your life is crucial to long term health. These new studies are showing that CBD oil is so important and could be the best bet for these individuals.

Key Takeaways:

  • Most typical over the counter interventions for insomnia cone with predictable side effects such as dry mouth, constipation and blurry vision.
  • Over the counter solutions are meant to be short-term, which means that users run the risk of more serious complications like liver toxicity with longtime usage.
  • Besides allaying the emotions that may be causing sleeplessness, like anxiety and fearfulness, CBD oil helps users get to sleep and stay asleep more easily.

"Although medical cannabis is very effective in inducing sleepiness, many people do not want smoke or ingest weed. Also, many do not enjoy the psychoactive effects of the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)."

Read more: https://www.healthnutnews.com/multiple-studies-show-using-cbd-oil-for-sleep-disorders-may-be-your-safest-bet/

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Why do we need fiber?
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Date: September 03, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why do we need fiber?





There are actual reasons why we need fiber. Fiber is neither a vitamin, nor a protein, yet we still need it in our diet. If you eat the right amount of it, fiber has a lot of different benefits that you will gain for your body. If you eat foods that are very high in fiber, then you can stop having constipation as well as hemorrhoids. Dietary fiber can also help you lower your cholesterol.

Key Takeaways:

  • Dietary fiber comes from plants and helps ensure food digestion works smoothly.
  • Insufficient fiber intake can cause hunger, weight gain, constipation, and a wide range of other health complications.
  • Many foods have artificially added fiber, but natural fiber such as whole grain is best.

"Fiber is sometimes referred to as “nature’s broom” because it helps “clean out” the intestinal tract."

Read more: http://www.phillyvoice.com/why-do-we-need-fiber/

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High blood pressure and pregnancy: Know the facts
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Date: August 17, 2017 07:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: High blood pressure and pregnancy: Know the facts





Having high blood pressure as a woman considering child birth requires extra medical attention that women without high blood pressure. High blood pressure during a pregnancy can be worrisome as it can lead to complications such as preeclampsia. These complications also include decreased blood flow to the placenta, premature delivery, injury to ones organs, or future cardiovascular disease. However, it is possible to manage high blood pressure with medications or diets. It is necessary to make regular visits with a doctor to manage high blood pressure during a pregnancy.

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CBD research is going to the dogs in quest to help pets
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Date: July 21, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CBD research is going to the dogs in quest to help pets





CBD research is going to happen with dogs in a quest to help pets. This cannabis compound has been hailed for its potential medicinal benefits in people. Thanks to its properties, people wanted to know if it could help put their furry friends as well. But, the scientists and veterinarians in charge have cautioned that the clinical research is lacking because it has many complications. There are many questions that people have about this interesting compound.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cannabis could be life saying for animals and requires in depth research.
  • Side effects could include diarrhea and liver problems which is milder than most prescription medications.
  • It is highly expensive to research medical cannabis but is necessary in possibly saving animals.

"About 30 percent of dogs on conventional anti-convulsant therapies continue to have uncontrolled seizures or experience side effects that are so debilitating that their owners consider it a poor quality of life, she said."

Read more: http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/07/12/cbd-pet-products-dogs-cannabidiol-research/83474/

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Keto Diet for Women: Benefits, Food List & Tips to Overcome Side Effects
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Date: June 06, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Keto Diet for Women: Benefits, Food List & Tips to Overcome Side Effects





While existing somewhat below the radar, the ketogenic, or keto diet, has been around for almost a hundred years. In a nutshell, it requires the follower to get three fourths of their diet from healthy fat sources, a radical shift from the high carb diet prevalent today. Notable as a good way to shed pounds and avoid complications of aging, such as insulin resistance and neurological impairment, the diet’s statistical backup has so far centered mainly around rodents and male humans. Anecdotal evidence does suggest, however, that the diet is beneficial for women undergoing perimenopause and menopause. One practitioner, in particular, advocates combining a keto diet with an alkaline diet, to avoid some of the discomfort users have when undergoing the radical shift in intake. A more alkaline pH is good for the body. So, the combination is a win/win.

Key Takeaways:

  • An alkaline ketogenic diet combined with intermittent fasting has health benefits for women.
  • The combination diet promotes anti-aging, better sleep,and normalizing blood sugar while reaching and maintaining healthy weight.
  • Combining the alkaline with the ketogenic leads to diminished side effects from eating mainly low carb foods.

"Fasting is a key aspect of a healthy diet and has many anti-aging effects."

Read more: https://draxe.com/keto-diet-women/

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Why Are Diabetics More Prone to Heart Diseases?
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Date: May 28, 2017 07:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Are Diabetics More Prone to Heart Diseases?





Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic disease that can lead to many dangerous complications, including coronary heart disease, cerebro-vascular disease, retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy. Of these complications, coronary heart disease is of one of the most worrisome. Having diabetes doubles the risk of heart disease in men and triples the risk in women. This is because people with diabetes have vessel blockages that make them more susceptible to cardiac problems. It is important for people with diabetes to manage their risk by monitoring their blood sugar and lipid levels. They can do this by making lifestyle changes, such as exercising, avoiding smoking, and having appropriate screened tests performed.

Read more: Why Are Diabetics More Prone to Heart Diseases?

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Here's How CBD Can Help Your Hyper Toddler
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Date: May 12, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Here's How CBD Can Help Your Hyper Toddler





An Israeli study of 74 pediatric patients who suffered with intractable epilepsy that did not respond to medications were given CBD oil and the results were promising. Almost 90 percent of the patients experienced a reduction in seizure activity. The use of traditional antipsychotic drugs come with several side effects, CBD oil can avoid these complications. There is also evidence that it can control ADHD and hyperactivity disorder in toddlers without causing drowsiness, the evidence continues to grow that this treatment should be studied.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are many anti seizure medications that are not effective towards epilepsy and is unfortunately common.
  • CBD oil is a great homeopathic remedy for treating epilepsy in children.
  • ADHD symptoms can be reduced with different strains and levels of cannabis.

"Although this is the case, it is important to look at the current evidence as well as alternative solutions for our children."

Read more: https://www.greenrushdaily.com/2017/05/02/cbd-hyper-toddler/

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Olive oil can decrease cardiovascular diseases
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Date: April 20, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Olive oil can decrease cardiovascular diseases





Every 33 seconds, someone in India dies from a heart attack. The WHO estimates that by 2920 40 percent if deaths in India will be a result of cardiovascular disease. A diet that incorporates olive oil. An help prevent these complications. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids that assist glycemic control , oleic acid that is heart healthy and polyphenols which reduces chronic inflammation that can damage the heart. Olive oil is the healthiest edible oil and more people in India need to be aware and utilize it's benefits.

Key Takeaways:

  • One person dies every thirty-three seconds in India everyday from heart attacks.
  • Due to poor diets, their bodies willl begin to kill themselves in order to gain nutrients.
  • Research has been done stating that by 2020, over 40 percent of deaths will be caused by heart diseases.

"The World Health Organisation estimated that by 2020, cardiovascular disease will be the cause of over 40 per cent deaths in India as compared to 24 per cent in 1990."

Read more: https://in.news.yahoo.com/olive-oil-decrease-cardio-vascular-diseases-075405606.html

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Liven Up Your Liver
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Date: April 03, 2017 10:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Liven Up Your Liver





The liver provides vital functions in your body such as digestion/bile secretion, processing/manufacturing of everything you eat, and storage of vitamins and minerals. Some factors can severely stress a liver such as obesity, lack of exercise, poor diet, heart problems, and other chronic conditions. A distressed liver can lead to serious complications like Sluggish Liver, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, and Gallstones. To prevent such conditions, some suggested remedies include avoiding triggers like toxins, ensuring a property diet, consuming liver supporting ingredients like antioxidants, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Read more: Liven Up Your Liver

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Iodine-free salt create 'national health problem'
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Date: March 31, 2017 06:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Iodine-free salt create 'national health problem'





Studies show that iodine deficiency is has lead to a number of complications in Israel, including harm to pregnant women. Such complications impede the successful development of children after birth as well. The culprit has been identified as de-iodized salt. Consequently, policy makers and researchers are sounding the alarm so that the problem is corrected. According to them, the health of the nation is at stake. Moreover, according to experts, consuming certain foods would help to alleviate the problem as well as purchasing iodized salt. The problem is that it is difficult to acquire and is only offered at a premium price.

Read more: Iodine-free salt create 'national health problem'

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20 Foods That Will Naturally Clean Your Arteries And Protect You From Heart Attacks
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Date: February 24, 2017 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 20 Foods That Will Naturally Clean Your Arteries And Protect You From Heart Attacks





Clogged arteries can lead to many complications in life. Consuming foods that aid in keeping arteries clog free and contain antioxidants can be of great benefit. This video contains 20 foods you should consume to help combat clogged arteries. For example 1 tablespoon of cinnamon can help reduce cholesterol. Blueberries, orange juice, and green tea all contain antioxidants which can help with clogged arteries.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmSG3Rw_V7o

Key Takeaways:

  • Millions of deaths are caused by heart disease. Clogged arteries are one of the main causes of stroke and heart attack.
  • Pure orange juice has many antioxidants which can support healthy blood vessels. Moreover, it can help you to reduce high blood pressure.
  • It contains a lot of fiber which can reduce cholesterol and prevent its accumulation in the arteries.Foods which are a rich source of whole grain are oats, whole grain bread, and brown rice.

"Clogged arteries causes poor blood flow throughout the body. There are many factors which can increase the risk of a heart attack including lack of movement, stress, and unhealthy diet."

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Fat discovery could ease inflammation for diabetics
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Date: February 20, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fat discovery could ease inflammation for diabetics





It turns out that fat discovery could ease inflammation for diabetics. Inflammation is a reason many diabetic people experience things like heart attacks and strokes. A possible trigger has been identified though. Over the last 20 years the amount of people with diabetes has gotten very high. There is progress being made to help these people.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers discovered that when certain immune cells can’t manufacture fat, the mice don’t develop diabetes and inflammation, even when consuming a high-fat diet.
  • By blocking the production of fat inside these cells, it may be possible to prevent inflammation in people with diabetes and even in other conditions, such as arthritis and cancer.
  • Eliminating inflammation altogether is not the answer to preventing diabetic complications because inflammation is also vital for clearing infectious pathogens from the body and helps wounds heal.

"The researchers also plan to take a look at existing drug compounds that change the lipid composition in cells."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://knowridge.com/2017/02/fat-discovery-could-ease-inflammation-for-diabetics/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGgi3kU6vU6suRkrcMn1ZeLskWjow

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Cause of inflammation in diabetes identified
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Date: February 19, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cause of inflammation in diabetes identified





A reason why diabetics suffer from inflammation has been verified. Through research on mice, Washington University has discovered that if there is a lack of fat in a cell, that particular cell cannot produce any fat. While inflammation does not need to be completely prevented, this discovery could provide new methods of dealing with excess inflammation in diabetics.

Key Takeaways:

  • Inflammation is one of the main reasons why people with diabetes experience heart attacks, strokes, kidney problems and other, related complications.
  • Too much fat in the diet promotes insulin resistance by spurring chronic inflammation.
  • Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have developed a way to block production of fatty acids in these immune cells in mice and protect them from diet-induced diabetes.

"Inflammation is one of the main reasons why people with diabetes experience heart attacks, strokes, kidney problems and other, related complications."



Reference:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161102080309.htm

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All you need to know about fatty liver
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Date: February 17, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: All you need to know about fatty liver





A fatty liver does not sound to healthy. Well having ones can cause sever health complications. It is important to make sure you do not develop this condition. If you are overweight, you are already at a higher risk for fatty liver disease. Having diabetes or high cholesterol are just another example of risks for fatty liver.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fatty liver, or steatosis, is a term that describes the buildup of fat in the liver. While it is normal to have some fat in your liver, more than 5 to 10 percent of your liver weight is fat in the case of fatty liver.
  • Excess fat can cause liver inflammation. If your liver becomes inflamed you may have a poor appetite, weight loss, abdominal pain, weakness and confusion.
  • Fatty liver develops when the body creates too much fat or cannot metabolise fat fast enough. The excess fat is stored in liver cells where it accumulates to form fatty liver disease.

"Fatty liver typically has no associated symptoms. You may experience fatigue or vague abdominal discomfort. Your liver may become slightly enlarged, and your doctor can detect this during a physical exam."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.thedailystar.net/health/all-you-need-know-about-fatty-liver-1328245&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNH8i_SK0VhVp6Ba7_qnPf_VfHXF4w

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What Are The Health Benefits Of Vitamin K2?
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Date: January 29, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Health Benefits Of Vitamin K2?





Good for a multitude of health benefits, Vitamin K2 is often overlooked in favor of much more notable vitamins such as C or B12. It can help with everything from dental hygiene and health to improving upon our cardiovascular system. K2 is mainly found in animal products such as meat or eggs, as well as non-animal products such as fermented soybeans. Though it's not easy to detect a K2 deficiency, it can lead to severe complications in the long term.

Key Takeaways:

  • A nutritional dose of vitamin K can improve your cardiovascular health. It is beneficial for prevention of heart disease. According to the Rotterdam study in 2004, eating foods rich in natural vitamin K2 reduces the risk of both arterial calcification and cardiovascular disease by as much as 50%.
  • Vitamin K2 plays an important role in your bone health. Osteocalcin is the protein responsible for anchoring calcium within the bones and it is activated by vitamin K2. Lack of vitamin K2 makes osteocalcin inactive. Thus, calcium will not be delivered to the bones making it unhealthy.
  • Vitamin K2 is an excellent calcium regulator. It directs calcium to the right places like bones and teeth. Thus, it makes your teeth stronger preventing cavities.

"A nutritional dose of vitamin K can improve your cardiovascular health. It is beneficial for prevention of heart disease. According to the Rotterdam study in 2004, eating foods rich in natural vitamin K2 reduces the risk of both arterial calcification and cardiovascular disease by as much as 50%. Vitamin K2 prevent arterial calcification by stopping calcium from entering areas where it should not be."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//care4uh.com/health-benefits-vitamin-k2/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHY6PHRk8pauJEXD6IMAdQEbeUYCg

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Relieve the Holiday Stress with Magnesium
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Date: December 25, 2016 05:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Relieve the Holiday Stress with Magnesium

The holiday season is meant for having quality time with friends and family, going on an adventure, taking time off work and so on. However, it can also be very stressful given the many guests to entertain, tight budget to stick to, preparing family meals, the shopping craze and so much more. It is important to gain control in this period of the year since too much stress can lead to depression alongside other physical and psychological issues. Fortunately, we have magnesium, the original chill pill, to get you back into the holiday cheer.

Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a huge role in cell functioning and relaxation. It has been used in hospitals to treat a myriad of complications including anxiety, irritability, muscle cramps and headaches. Magnesium accounts for over 250 enzyme reactions in our bodies and regulates the secretion of stress hormones. It is basically the fuel that your body runs on and hence its deficiency will lead to undesirable symptoms like brain fog, anxiety, aggression and fatigue among others. Modern farming and lifestyle changes have led to rather low levels of magnesium in our bodies as compared to decades ago. Magnesium will particularly be used up in greater quantities by your body during periods of extreme stress like this holiday season. This will usually translate in poor stress management, thus the more reason you should take some magnesium.

Some of the magnesium-rich foods include parsley, avocado, bananas, kelp, leafy greens like spinach, soy beans, brown rice, cashews and almond. In addition to providing this crucial mineral these foods also pack other nutritional benefits. Alternatively, you can also take a magnesium supplement like magnesium citrate and magnesium oxide to help rid some of that holiday stress. Lastly, taking baths in Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) is also a great stress reliever plus it works wonders in treating colds, detoxifying the body, relieving back pain and sore muscles.


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Boswellia Reduces 5-LOX Activity
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Date: December 09, 2016 01:35 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Boswellia Reduces 5-LOX Activity

Do you tend to suffer from allergic reactions and inflammatory diseases which come as a result of chemicals which are naturally secreted inside the nucleus of the body cells? Well, certain chemicals, such as 5-lipoxygenase is such a reagent inside the blood and it can lead to things such as inflammation in the leukotrienes and other cancer-promoting conditions of the human body. This can even lead to other kinds of discomforts such as joint pains and aches, lung infections and infections of the intestinal tract. As such, it is very important that its activity as well as the impact on the person is reduced. Luckily, there is a solution for that and this comes in the form of Boswellia.

Acting to counteract the effects of 5-LOX, Boswellia otherwise known as Indian frankincense has got a powerful impact on the said chemical which is responsible for the allergic reactions and inflammation of the body cells in the first place. As a result, these reactions are reduced thus promoting a healthy state of being. It is said to be the best natural fighter against the killer cancer and since it comes in an easy to assimilate form, it can get into the body system quickly thus acting to fight reactions just in the nick of time. 

It is truly important to live a healthy life which is free from all kinds of infections and allergies which can develop into further complications for the person. When you have a powerful drug to help with fighting such reactions within your body, you will notice that your body becomes progressively powerful and thus makes you able to withstand certain elements whose imbalances in the body might lead to inflammation. With Boswellia, you are able to become stronger against diseases naturally and you will also observe a gradual progression to a healthier, happier, more wholesome individual.



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Medical News Today: How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: 6 Useful Steps
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Date: December 07, 2016 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Medical News Today: How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: 6 Useful Steps





Type 2 diabetes is a dangerous disease that becoming alarmingly frequent. If you're over the age of 45, have a family history of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or any of the other common risk factors, some easy lifestyle changes like a proper healthy diet and adequate exercise can help keep type 2 diabetes at bay.

Key Takeaways:

  • Insulin plays a crucial role in delivering glucose, or sugar, into the cells. This glucose is then used for energy.
  • People with untreated or poorly managed diabetes have abnormally high levels of glucose in their blood. This can lead to organ damage and other complications.
  • People should be mindful about the carbohydrates, protein, and fat eaten at each meal. Phone and web apps can help with meal planning.

"Insulin plays a crucial role in delivering glucose, or sugar, into the cells. This glucose is then used for energy."



Reference:

//www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/314215.php

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Orange peel is effective for treating asthma-Expert
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Date: December 03, 2016 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Orange peel is effective for treating asthma-Expert





The usefulness of oranges has been seriously underplayed. We usually eat the inside of the orange and discard the peel, but this tart covering may be even healthier than the pulp. A community health expert in Nigeria is urging residents to keep the peels from oranges. She says they are abundant in vitamins, minerals, pectins, and fibers that are great for our bodies. The amount of fiber is said to lower weight since it is also low in calories. It is also thought to help with bronchitis and asthma due to its histamine content.

Key Takeaways:

  • A community health expert, Mrs Karounwi Israel, on Thursday in Lagos, advised Nigerians not to discard orange peels, saying “they have many hidden health and household benefits”.
  • Most of us who take oranges, normally throw away the peels, we are unaware that these peels are loaded with highly nutritious compounds that are beneficial to our health.
  • According to her, it contains a high level of histamine; reducing compounds and antioxidants, which helps in relieving various respiratory complications as bronchitis, cold, flu and lung cancer.

"People dislike orange peel because of its bitter taste but this peel acts as an excellent weight loss aid, as it contains good amount of fibre and is low in calories."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/health/orange-peel-is-effective-for-treating-asthma-expert/172159.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHlpz5_L22WEkqVHO5XGZMStZs4SQ

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Reduce inflammation naturally
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Date: December 02, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Reduce inflammation naturally





Over many years we have found that preventing or reversing inflammation is all about listening to your body and living naturally. From that listening you can begin to learn first-hand what increases or reduces your body’s inflammatory response. You can cool your body’s inflammatory response and keep it healthier over time by taking one step at a time, at a pace that feels right for you.

Key Takeaways:

  • Health complications begin when it's out of control such as with rheumatoid arthritis or digestive tract issues.
  • The causes of chronic inflammation can vary from person to person, but may include being overweight, experiencing lots of stress and even breathing polluted air.
  • Controlling Inflammation is all about listening to your body so you are able to learn first-hand what increases or reduces your body’s inflammatory response.

"Controlling Inflammation is all about listening to your body so you are able to learn first-hand what increases or reduces your body’s inflammatory response."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.fdlreporter.com/story/life/2016/11/10/reduce-inflammation-naturally/93593282/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFBBp6dgsKo8xyrWJ_LFrjmEk1Qpg

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Inherited taste perceptions may explain why some people eat too much salt
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Date: November 30, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Inherited taste perceptions may explain why some people eat too much salt





We all inherit genes of our family line, some of them are not ideal, but we deal with it. Many people have associated taste buds as being inherited, at least the this research studies believes so. We all have a different pallet some us like salt a bit more than others. But what if it was proved that you have inherited your taste perceptions, leading you to add more salt than recommended to your food, which would cause other medical complications.

Key Takeaways:

  • "Genetic factors that influence taste aren't necessarily obvious to people, but they can impact heart health by influencing the foods they select,"
  • In the current study, researchers sought to determine whether that bitter-enhancing genetic variations would also influence other food choices.
  • The study participants with the bitter-enhancing gene variants were no more likely to consume more than the recommended daily amounts of sugar saturated fats or alcohol, all of which can have a negative impact on heart health.

"Genetic differences might help explain why some people like to use a lot of salt on their food."



Reference:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161113160331.htm

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Diabetes and bone loss: Strategies to manage bone health with diabetes
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Date: November 23, 2016 08:06 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Diabetes and bone loss: Strategies to manage bone health with diabetes





A recent study has indicated that bone density can be affected by diabetes in addition to the already long list of complications it causes. The high levels of glucose and possible loss of calcium in the urine can adversely affect the bones, which can lead to life-threatening bone fractures. Diet and exercise are already recommended to help deal with diabetes, but these things are also very important for maintaining bone health. A calcium supplement may also need to be added to the diet if absorption is low or loss of the mineral is high in the urine.

Key Takeaways:

  • Diabetes can increase the risk of bone loss, and the severity of diabetes can determine its impact on bone health.
  • Many studies have even shown that type 2 diabetics, even with above average bone mineral density, are still at a higher risk for bone
  • The researchers measured the women’s bone material strength and found that diabetics had weaker bone material strength.

"Diabetes can increase the risk of bone loss, and the severity of diabetes can determine its impact on bone health."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.belmarrahealth.com/diabetes-bone-loss-strategies-manage-bone-health-diabetes/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGiwYDYtXU18R5z_WEvjDmEie4cdA

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Support Healthy Circulation and Arterial Function with Benfotiamine!
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Date: November 21, 2016 10:50 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Support Healthy Circulation and Arterial Function with Benfotiamine!

Benfotiamine is a derivative nutrient of thiamine (vitamin B1). Usually, many people suffering from peripheral neuropathy lack this crucial nutrient. Thiamine, Vitamin B1, is highly required for the nervous system to keep functioning properly. Maintaining adequate levels of Thiamine through diet alone is hard. Benfotiamine works to nourish the nerves and reverse the effects of peripheral neuropathy. It helps to support blood circulation, enhance arterial function and healthy blood vessels.

Increases blood circulation and vessel health

Benfotiamine helps to increase the rate of blood flow, especially for those patients suffering from low blood circulation. It is also required for the health of the nervous system and is required for the biosynthesis of a number of cell constituents, including certain neurotransmitters. Just like Vitamin B1, Benfotiamine demonstrated itself as a miracle worker when somebody suffering severely from beriberi got on his feet within hours after being injected with the nutrient. Since then, it has been performing the same "miracle" without fail.

Benfotiamine also assists mental health, particularly warding off depression while facilitating memory functions and learning. It's deficiency will no doubt bring back the dreaded beriberi, while minor deficiencies will be manifested in the human body as extreme fatigue, irritability, constipation, edema and an enlarged liver. Forgetfulness, gastrointestinal disturbances, heart changes, irritability, and breathing difficulties are also common symptoms.

Promotes arterial function

Benfotiamine has been proven to improve the structural integrity of the veins and the entire circulatory system. Usually, people with varicose veins have an increased tendency to develop fibrin deposits in the tissue surrounding the affected veins. This causes the skin to become hard and lumpy. There is a decreased ability to break down fibrin, a compound involved in clot formation, thus an increased risk of the formation of a thrombus which may potentially cause life-threatening complications. Benfotiamine nutrient helps to promote fibrin breakdown hence promote the functioning of the arteries while enhancing the flood of blood.


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Magnesium Can Offset The Effects of Calcium
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Date: October 27, 2016 06:30 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Magnesium Can Offset The Effects of Calcium

For a healthy cells, a proper balance between magnesium and calcium is required. A proper balance is one where magnesium level is high and calcium level is low. If your cell has a high level of calcium then it can store anywhere and cause many serious problems in your body. A perfect balance between calcium and magnesium is required to regulate the harmful effects of calcium.


How calcium affects your body


Too much calcium can create a number of health complications. If it builds up around your bones, you might experience arthritis. If its level is high in your heart, then you might develop arterial lesions. Calcification might cause the bone spurs, cancer, heart disease, kidney stones, dental problems, cataracts, wrinkled skin, osteoporosis, and some other health complications.


What is the demand of the body?


Our body structure demands a proper balance of calcium and magnesium to operate smoothly. It needs an adequate level of magnesium to maintain a healthy heart. People who die of heart attacks have lower level of magnesium and high levels of calcium in the heart muscles. Patients with coronary heart disease is suggested to take large amounts of magnesium as it works better than any other drug. Magnesium lowers the fat and cholesterol levels and dilates the arteries of the heart.


How calcium and magnesium work together


Calcium and magnesium work together for the muscles. If the level of calcium is high and magnesium is low, then magnesium deficiency will create some major health problem. Even if the calcium level is not too high, the low level of the magnesium can result in some health problems. Hence, it is important to have an adequate amount of magnesium to make a balance between calcium and magnesium and to avoid magnesium deficiency. 





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What Herbs Support A Healthy Prostate
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Date: September 03, 2015 01:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: What Herbs Support A Healthy Prostate

Prostate health is vital for any male's well-being.  Keeping your prostrate free from complications is a result of good hygiene, proper diet and most importantly, living a healthy lifestyle.  The bad news is that some of the prostate complications such as prostate cancer can cause death.  The good news is that there are better remedies to prevent that from happening, reduce the effects of these complications and lastly, do away with them completely.

From pharmaceutical pills to natural supplements, there are more than enough remedies for prostate complications in the market. However, if you are looking for something safe to use, then it is always advisable to choose natural supplements, herbs or anything that is safe from toxic chemicals.  In our case, we will be dealing with herbs that support prostate health.


What Herbs Support A Healthy Prostate?

  • Saw Palmetto.  Saw Palmetto is simply a small palm with fan-shaped leaves from the southeastern United States. Saw Palmetto is known to treat enlarged prostate or hyperplasia (BPH). Some studies show that they can also reduce the urge to urinate at night and also, enhance urinary flow.

Saw Palmetto

  • Pygeum.  Used to treat several complications, Pygeum contains extracts from the bark of Prunus Africana. It is known to work best when it comes to treatment of enlarged prostate. Just like saw palmetto it is also known to reduce the need to urinate at night and at the same time improves the flow of urine.

Pygeum

  • Beta-sitosterol.  Beta-sitosterol can be found in vegetables, nuts, seeds and fruits. Beta-sitosterol has several health benefits that include treating colon cancer, cervical cancer and more. It is also known to be among the best solutions for an enlarged prostate.
  • Lycopene.  Lycopene is simply a red carotenoid pigment that is found in fruits, berries, and many other fruits. Apart from being the best remedy for several complications, research shows that Lycopene also has the ability to cure prostate cancer.
  • Stinging Nettle Root. Stinging nettle root is among the best remedies for urination problems that include, frequent urination, painful urination, bed time urination and more. They are also considered to be among the best solutions in dealing with an enlarged prostate.

Stinging Nettle Root

In summary, keeping your prostate healthy means improved urination flow and more. It also means, creating a barrier between your prostrate and several diseases such as prostate cancer. The herbs mentioned above are among the best and the safest ones to use.


References:
//www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-939-beta-sitosterol.aspx activeingredientid=939&activeingredientname=beta-sitosterol
//www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-664-stinging%20nettle.aspx?activeingredientid=664&activeingredientname=stinging%20nettle
//www.webmd.com/men/prostate-enlargement-bph/supplement-guide-saw-palmetto
//www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/pygeum-bark-can-help-prostate-health/

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What is the Krebs cycle and why is it important?
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Date: August 16, 2015 07:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: What is the Krebs cycle and why is it important?

The Krebs cycle is a series of chemical response that helps in the production of Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and carbon dioxide, a compound that is rich in energy.  This cycle happens with the combination of two carbon coenzymes and carbon complexes and goes through a series of changes to produce the required energy that is needed for the smooth functioning of living organism.  This cycle occurs in all the cells that use oxygen for their respiration process.  Carbon dioxide has an important role since it fuels breathing and the ATP also plays a vital role as it provides cells with a required energy for synthesis of proteins from amino acid and the reproduction of deoxyribonucleic acid.  These are considered essential for energy supply and for the continuation of any kind of life including human.

The Krebs cycle is known as the second phase of the aerobic respiration.  Aerobic respiration is composed of three phases, Glycosis is the first phase, followed by the Krebs Cycle, and last is the Electron phase.  These three stages are a series of a cycle that all living cells must experience to produce the required energy for the smooth functioning of the mechanism of life.

Why Krebs cycle is important?

Poor digestion, fatigue and lack of proper nutrition are the common complaints among the people of all ages all over the world.  This complaint comes when the body does not get proper nutrition or is unable to digest food even if it's available.  It leads to a chronic problem and makes most of the people suffer. But what makes them suffer? This is the listless metabolism that ultimately leads to slow Krebs cycle function. When Krebs cycle does not function properly, after a period of time it causes the accretion of undigested food remains in the blood vessels and also creates some other health complications such as constipation, fatigue and smoggy brain.  In the long run, it can create some other health complication that is severe and sometimes life-threatening. So to avoid this situation people usually prefer to take the Krebs cycle supplement.  This supplement resolves all these issues and also makes you feel energetic.

Why your body is reliant on Krebs cycles?

Krebs cycles are important since it helps to generate energy from the food, particularly from the carbohydrate. And you can get carbohydrate from grains, cereals, fats and also from vegetable and animal sources. You can also get carbohydrates from the proteins.

By definition, carbohydrates are the combination of three important things, carbon, hydrogen and oxygen and these things can be changed to glucose inside your body. Initially your body uses the carbohydrate as the foundation of glucose and then through a series of processing, the body gets the required amount of carbohydrates from the diet. And here Krebs cycle plays an important role to generate energy from the carbohydrate.

The Krebs cycle is considered important for producing energy, it does not help you to run fast and to be active only, and it also enables your metabolic process to work efficiently.


 

 

References:

//www.wisegeek.org/what-is-the-krebs-cycle.htm

 

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CORDYCEP: MEANING AND BENEFITS
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Date: July 22, 2015 01:25 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: CORDYCEP: MEANING AND BENEFITS

Cordyceps is simply a fungus. Not typically kitchen friendly, but if health is your number one target, then it will make the best supplement in your system. Before we go deeper into its benefits let us first have a clear understanding of what this unpopular yet effective medicinal fungi is.

What is Cordyceps?

It is simply an ascomycete fungi genus with approximately four hundred species that are mainly parasitic. They weren't considered beneficial to health until a recent discovery of Cordyceps Sinensis popularly known as a caterpillar fungi (It attaches itself on the caterpillar). Despite limited research on its health benefits, Cordyceps seems to be the best remedy for most of the health complications related to poor diet, lack of exercise and more.

Cordyceps

Let us take a look at some of its benefits.

1. A remedy for kidney disease - Cordyceps prevent rat's renal fibrosis. This condition (renal fibrosis) is evident in later stages of the organ. However, there is still need for more research on this fact.

2. Slows down Tumor Growth - There is some proof that Cordyceps trigger the immune system to combat cancer. Ability to improve the immune system was due to a result of research where there were some indications that Cordyceps slowed down tumor growth in many animals.

3. Increase libido - Lots of studies shows that Cordyceps raise the level of testosterone in rats. There are some claims that it also enhances sexual performance that is also yet to be proven.

Apart from slowing down tumor growth, kidney disease and increasing sexual performance that are yet to be confirmed, Cordyceps have other numerous health benefits according to researchers that are,

* Increase body oxygen uptake - Needed for maximum athletic performance.

* Reduce the aging effects - Slows down aging that has remained a bother for centuries.

* Strengthen muscles - For weight lifters and athletes looking to gain strong muscles with a little workout.

* Improves lung function - Improves breathing needed for athletic performance

* Good for the liver - Slows down liver complications that are known to lead to a liver transplant.

There are also some claims that Cordyceps may replace the steroids when it comes to improving athletic performance and muscle building. Among these claims is that Cordyceps can enhance stamina needed mostly by sportsmen and women. Other researchers claim that it can tone muscles, increase energy and even reduce fatigue after a long time of work.

In summary, the caterpillar fungi (Cordyceps) has a lot in store when it comes to solving health complications. However, these claims are yet to be confirmed. If the facts are as real as the researchers claim them to be, then Cordyceps will be at the top of the top list of best natural supplements ever discovered.

//www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-602-cordyceps.aspx?activeingredientid=602&activeingredientname=cordyceps

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordyceps

//www.gnet.org/cordyceps-benefits/

//www.healthline.com/health/cordyceps-exercise-performance#1

//www.drugs.com/npp/cordyceps.html

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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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I eat Good, Do I Need Trace Minerals?
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Date: July 17, 2014 08:49 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: I eat Good, Do I Need Trace Minerals?

trace mineralsMinerals

A few carbs, a slice of bacon or two, a glass of milk and later a bottle of mixed tropical fruit juice. Sounds like quite a balanced meal. A good meal most definitely doesn’t lack the chemical elements or minerals that are in abundance in the human body. These major elements in order of profusion are calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, chlorine and magnesium. But are these the only minerals we require?

Trace minerals

While the above are the main ones, there are other minerals that are essential to good health but are required in very small quantities. These minerals include iron, copper, zinc, molybdenum, cobalt, iodine, bromine and selenium; collectively known as trace minerals. Though in small amounts, they are crucial for immune system function, metabolism and antioxidant protection. A number of health complications such as senility, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes and depression have been linked to trace mineral deficiency.

Despite society having more nutritious than ever before, the quality of food has declined as seen in the dwindling quantities of these trace elements in our diet. This can be mainly attributed to lack of these nutrients in the soil due to years of erosion and aggressive farming embraced by farmers in order to meet the demands of the population. Soils have become depleted, resulting in deficiency of trace elements in our meals. So much for modern practices working against mankind.

All is not lost though. There are supplements readily available to tackle this need and come recommended for preventing and managing a number of conditions. They can be taken to address ailments such as Osteoporosis, a disease that causes weakening of bones. Copper, iron, magnesium zinc and manganese help increase bone mass and density and reverse such bone deterioration. Iron also happens to be important in making blood components. The benefits of these supplements can therefore not be underestimated.

Sources

  1. //nutrition.about.com
  2. //www.traceminerals.com/
  3. //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietary_element

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Importace of vitamin k-2
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Date: June 06, 2014 04:08 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Importace of vitamin k-2

calcium foodsCalcium deficiency

We all know that calcium is needed for healthy bones and teeth. If calcium deficiency in the body is neglected for many years, it may cause bone disease in old age, which is also known as osteoporosis in medical terms, and many other complications. Vitamin K-2 works to help with the absorption of the calcium ions in the body.

Calcium supplements

Calcium supplements or tablets are normally recommended by doctors all over the world to overcome calcium deficiency. There are tablets that one can use to replenish the calcium in their body. Therefore, calcium supplements and one's bone health are closely related to each other. By taking vitamin K-2, there will be no need of taking the supplements.

Where can you find calcium

Calcium is mostly found in our bones, teeth, blood and cells. Almost 98% of calcium present in the body is concentrated in the bones where it is needed for the right development of the skeletal system. It has also a lot of vitamin K 2 which will help in absorption of the calcium important in the formation of bones.

Calcium supplements and one's bone health are connected by the very fact that they will not only help in overcoming calcium deficiency in the body, they will also help in preventing many degenerative diseases that are related to the skeletal system for instance osteoporosis.

Our immune system is the one that is responsible for maintaining the health of our bones. However, as we age our immune systems becomes weak and do not perform at its maximum due to other health conditions. At this age, doctors nowadays advocating for nutritional supplements for bone health and health specialists. Liquid calcium supplements together with the tablet forms offer many benefits in respect to the overall well being of your body. The vitamin K-2 will help in keeping the immune system strong, giving us strong bones.

Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_K2



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L-Leucine as an essential Amino Acid
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Date: May 31, 2014 06:54 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: L-Leucine as an essential Amino Acid

amino acidIntroduction

L-Leucine is a a-amino acid with the chemical formulae HO2CCH(NH2)CH2CH(CH3)2. It is a hydrophopic amino acid to its aliphatic isobutyl side chain. L-Leucine is an essential amino acid since the human body can’t synthesize it, and it therefore must be ingested.

What is an essential amino acid

These are the amino acids that can’t be synthesized by the body of the organism hence it must be supplied in the diet. These amino acids is important not because they are important than others, but simply because the body can’t synthesize them.

Phenylalanine, L- Leucine, Valine, Tryptophan, Threonine, meyhionine, iso - Leucine, lysine and histidine are some of amino acids regarded as essential for humans beings.

The main difference between essential and non-essential amino acids is somehow since some proteins can be synthesized from others. The sulfur containing amino acids such as L-Leucine may sometimes be referred to as an essential amino acid.

Effects of L-Leucine deficiency

Majority of amino acids are important in the human diet. An experiment carried out by William Cummings Rose showed that lack of L-Leucine results to symptoms of exhaustion, nervousness and dizziness. Results further showed that these symptoms were encountered to lesser extent whenever human subjects were deprived of an essential amino acid.

In plants and other micro-organisms, L-Leucine is synthesized from pruvic acid by several enzymes. These enzymes include:

· a-Isopropylmalate synthase

· L-Leucineaminotransferase

· a-Isopropylmalate isomerase

· Acetolactate synthase

· Acetohydroxy acid isomeroreductase

· Dihydroxyacid dehydratase

Importance of L- Leucine

L-Leucine is used by the adipose tissue, liver and the muscle. In muscle tissue and adipose L-Leucine is used in the formation of sterols. Ironically the combined usage of L-Leucine in the muscle and adipose is seven times greater than its use in the liver.

L-Leucine is also used in stimulation of the muscle protein synthesis. In dietary , L-Leucine is used in to slow down the degradation of muscle tissue by increasing the synthesis of muscle proteins in aged rats however this does not work in elderly men. L-Leucine helps you lose weight and spare muscle when dieting.

However L-Leucine can’t be associated as the main reason in muscular growth for the entire populatin. L-Leucine activates the mammalian target that regulates the growth cells in rats.

Negative effects of L- Leucine

L-Leucine cause neurologic complications which may be fatal if not control in time.

Studies also show that over activity of the liver is caused by taking L-Leucine supplement, excess L-Leucine may also cause pellagra, whose symptoms include dermatitis, diarrhea, dementia and eventually death.

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Can Guggle Extract Improve Bile And Fat Metabolism?
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Date: May 05, 2014 08:13 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Guggle Extract Improve Bile And Fat Metabolism?

guggul extractGuggul extract on weight loss

It is good to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you do not do so, falling prey to a number of health complications is inevitable. Among the causes of these complications, fats metabolism happens to play a big part. There are numerous ways to help deal with problems associated with fat metabolism; guggle extract is one of them. A plant found in Asia and North African parts is widely used in weight loss programs. Its bark contains some sap that is extracted to offer the desired product. Many people are asking questions on how this extract helps improve both bile and fat metabolism.

How effective guggul extract

The sap obtained is also referred to us gum guggle or rather guggglesterones. These plant steroids are responsible for the positive effects the herb on the body fat metabolism. How does it help reduce cholesterol? It simply prompts an increase in the functioning of the thyroid. Biologically, this helps enhance metabolism. It occurs because food digestion is improved while at the same time the conversion of carbohydrates to fats is inhibited thus reducing cholesterol levels in blood. Perhaps that is why it is used in most weight loss programs.

Other health benefits of guggle extract

Furthermore, guggle extract improves bile functioning due to its cholesterol reduction characteristics. It kills two birds with one stone. As seen earlier, it inhibits formation of cholesterol on blood. Second, it helps in the excretion cholesterol from the body system. It is able to do this effectively due to the presence of phytochemicals. They inhibit farnesoid X receptor, which happens to be the bile acid receptor responsible for cholesterol levels in the body. It even blocks oxidation of low-density lipo-proteins thus enabling the breakdown of cholesterol into manageable compounds.

Finally, there is no doubt on if guggle extracts helps improve bile and fat metabolism. There may be a few people who question its effectiveness, but numerous studies have cemented the truthfulness of the idea. This herb also has other uses thus check out for our next article to understand more about it.

Source

  1. www.progressivehealth.com/gum-guggle-for-weight-loos/
  2. www.apicalnutrition.com/prodiucts/gallbaldder_complex.html

 


 

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What Does Iron Do For The Body
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Date: May 03, 2014 05:33 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Does Iron Do For The Body

iron foodsHeath benefits of iron to the body

Iron is a naturally occurring mineral found in numerous nutritious foods. Usually, our body requires it for a variety of functions such as proper growth and development. It hardly exist in the body system as free ionic and all of it present is either in the iron storage proteins or the hemoglobin, hence the need for the body to acquire from an external source, that is, food or otherwise serious health problems and complications may result. Food varieties such as meat, fish, poultry, fruits and vegetables contain iron capable of maintaining its optimum level in the body system.

Health benefits of iron are numerous, they include-

A) Muscle function.
Iron is usually found in a muscle protein called the myoglobin and is very important for a good or proper muscle health. Myoglobin is responsible for the transportation and diffusion of oxygen from the hemoglobin to muscle cells, a process needed for muscle contraction.

B) Hemoglobin formation.
It is considered as the main health benefit of iron consumption since hemoglobin transports oxygen to all the other different parts of the body.

C) Iron deficiency anemia.
Iron is so vital to the body that in the case of very low levels, one develops anemia. It is also used to treat anemic conditions as well as associated symptoms like headaches, body weakness, fatigue and many more.

D) Brain function.
The human brain uses approximately 20% of the bloodstream oxygen, which is supplied to it by iron making it very necessary for proper brain health.

E) Strengthening immunity.
Iron also improves the body's immune system and therefore diseases cannot get in easily.

F) Body temperature regulation.
Being present in the hemoglobin, which gives the blood its dark red color, iron regulates the body temperature keeping it suitable for various enzymatic as well as metabolic reactions to occur efficiently.

Source

  1. www.newsmax.com

 

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A Guide About beet roots.
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Date: April 17, 2014 10:47 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A Guide About beet roots.

beetrootHistory of beet

Beets are certainly historical. Originally, the sweet reddish beetroot that majority of people think of to be a "beet" today had not been cultivated till era involving historical Rome. By the exact nineteenth century, however, the natural sweetness of beets had become appreciated and beets grew to become used as a method to obtain sugar.

Health improvements about beet root base.

a) Lower Blood Pressure

Drinking beet juice can assist to lower blood pressure. One study discovered which drinking a single wine glass concerning beet juice minimal systolic blood pressure by simply typically 4-5 items.

b). Enhance Ones Stamina

If you choose a boost to let it become through your current subsequent training, beet juice may again prove valuable. Those who consumed beet liquid before exercise had an opportunity to exercise for approximately aid 16 pct longer. 4 The leading benefit is thought to also be connected with nitrates turning in nitric oxide, which can slow up the oxygen charge connected with low-intensity exercise and moreover enhance tolerance in order to high-intensity determine.

c) Anti-Cancer Qualities

The powerful phytonutrients that supply beets their strong crimson color can assist to ward off melanoma. Research has found which beetroot remove reduced multi-organ tumor formations in lots of different animal designs when administered in water, for instance, while beetroot extract is normally being studied for easy use within treating human pancreatic, bust line, and prostate varieties of cancer.

d) Rich inside Valuable Nutrients and Bedding

Beets are excessive throughout immune-boosting nutritional C, dietary linens, and essential minerals for instance potassium (essential intended for healthful nerve along with muscle function) along with manganese (which is useful for your bones, liver, kidneys, and in addition pancreas). Beets in addition support the vitamin foliate, which helps slow from the risk of beginning complications.

 

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Does The Red Raspberry Have Healing Properties?
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Date: March 26, 2014 11:54 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Does The Red Raspberry Have Healing Properties?

raspberry fruitRed raspberry fruit

Raspberry provides some of the very best results when it comes to the medicinal values especially in herbal medicine. The usefulness of the plant delivered from roots, bark, leaves and the fruit. Due to the wide range of minerals that found in red raspberry, which includes vitamins, potassium, calcium, sulphites and phosphate. The leaves contain important acids like citric, malic, tartaric and citrate, which are very good for the body. Red raspberry used in many cases to treat and prevent certain digestive system related diseases like diarrhea and dysentery.

Health benefits of raspberry

In many cases, raspberry in form of vinegar is used to cure sore throats and different cough related complications. The flowers of red raspberry used for the treatment of pimples in adolescents as well as poultice for eye inflammation. The juice made from red raspberry used as laxatives or as a remedy for children with fever, as well as the treatment of cystitis.

Raspberry products are used worldwide by women who are pregnant or have menstrual complications. The underlying factor in this case is that raspberry used to stop or reduce mucous discharge from genitals hence reducing the pain experienced during menstruation. For pregnant women red raspberry products used to prevent postpartum depression and hypertension while boosting breast milk production during lactation. In other cases, the leaves of red raspberry used to promote fertility in both men and women and prevent the causes of miscarriages.

Raspberries mixed with other products to produce medicines that can cure diseases like malaria, gonorrheal, leukemia and other dangerous diseases. This achieved through the ability of raspberry fruits having constituents that act like anti-septic, anti-gonorrhea, anti-malaria and anti-leucorrhea.

Sources

  1.  https://www.jcrows.com/remarkableraspberry.html
  2.  //www.herballegacy.com/Corless_History.html

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A brief history of cinnamon bark oil and its benefits
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Date: February 14, 2014 09:34 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A brief history of cinnamon bark oil and its benefits

What is cinnamon

cinnamon barkCinnamon traces its roots to the biblical times of Moses. It was imported to Egypt in the year 2000 BC by ancient travellers. It is one of the most valued herbs that is known to cure a variety of health complications.

Health benefits of cinnamon bark oil

The health benefits of cinnamon bark oil are attributed to the properties that it has. It is known to posses various beneficial properties. For instance, it is antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial. Cinnamon is also known to posses several beneficial minerals such as iron and calcium. Some of the treasured health benefits of cinnamon include:

I. Brain function

Cinnamon is one of the best products that can boost the activity of the brain. It aids in the elimination of memory loss and nervous tension. This ability was confirmed by a study that was conducted at the Wheeling Jesuit University in the USA.

II. Purification of blood

Cinnamon bark oil is a great blood purifier. This is why is normally used in treating pimples.

III. Circulation of blood

Cinnamon bark oil is the best product for those who intend to improve the circulation of blood in their bodies. Blood circulations are necessary since it aids in the transportation of oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body. It is also important for the elimination of waste products.

IV. Pain relief

Cinnamon has always been prescribed for those who are feeling pain. It has anti-inflammatory properties that assist in getting rid of stiffness and pains in muscles as well as joints. Its anti-inflammatory property makes it an approved product for treating ailments such as arthritis.

V. Diabetes

Cinnamon bark oil can control blood sugar. According to a research study that was conducted in the United States, it was found out that cinnamon has special components that aids in the regulation of blood sugar.

VI. Control of infections

Cinnamon bark oil has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties which aids in the control of infections that result from bacteria.

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sunflower seeds
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Date: February 04, 2014 06:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: sunflower seeds

Sunflower seed nutrients

sunflower plantSunflower seeds are a source of polyunsaturated oil. They are rich in nutrients. These nutrients comprise of vitamin E, B1, B6 & B3, copper, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, folate and selenium. Due to their high content of nutrients the sunflower seeds have various health benefits to a human body which include:

Health benefits of sunflower

     Cardiovascular and anti-inflammatory benefits - since they are a source of vitamin E. vitamin E has various functions in the body. They are fat-soluble antioxidants. It neutralizes free radicals in the body thus ensuring that fat containing structures and molecules are not damaged. It also stops radicals from oxidizing cholesterol thus preventing blockages in the arteries. It thus have anti-inflammatory effects leading to reduced symptoms in the conditions that are inflammatory in nature such as gastric ulcers, asthma, joint pain, skin eruption and also prevention of cardiovascular diseases, risk of colon cancer and reduce the development of diabetic complications. Vitamin E also helps ease arthritic pain. Vitamin E also reduces hot flashes during menopause

      Lowering cholesterol - sunflower seeds have phytosterols which reduce the blood levels of cholesterol, enhance the body immune system and reduce the risk of certain cancers when taken in a diet.

      Calms the nerves, the blood vessels and the muscles - sunflower seeds have magnesium nutrients that reduce the severity of asthma, reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack, prevents migraine headaches and lower high blood pressure. Magnesium is also important for healthy bone formation and energy production. Magnesium and copper are needed for the body to stay strong.

      Improving detoxification and cancer prevention - sunflower seeds are a good source of selenium that is important for human health. Selenium induces DNA repair and synthesis in damaged cells. Thus they control cell damage hence playing a role in preventing cancer.

      The vitamin E present -  in the sunflower seeds help bring glow to the skin. The vitamin E prevents the skin from the ultra violet rays hence keeping the skin youthful.it also strengthens the hair and protects it from damage.

Sources:

  1. www.whfoods.com

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What you may need to know about Vitamin B2
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Date: January 05, 2014 09:06 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What you may need to know about Vitamin B2

What you may need to know about Vitamin B2

riboflavinVitamin B2, also called riboflavin or additive E101, is one of the eight (8) B vitamins that are necessary for maintaining proper human health. This nutrient serves several roles in the body. Most important of all, vitamin B2 helps in breaking down food components, including proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Secondly, it plays a critical role in maintaining the body’s energy supply. Thirdly, it is necessary for maintaining body tissues.

There are two types of vitamins:

Water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins. On its part, vitamin B2 is a water-soluble vitamin. Generally, these types of vitamins get absorbed fast into the bloodstream and any excess eliminated through urine. This means that regular replenishment is required.

Luckily, there is a long list of foods from which vitamin B2 can be obtained. These foods belong to such categories are animal products, grains, fruits, and plants. Animal products rich in riboflavin include turkey, chicken, liver, beef kidneys, and dairy products. Fruits and vegetables rich in this vitamin B2 include avocado, asparagus, broccoli, and brussels sprouts. Other plant products rich in the nutrient include fortified cereals, spinach, sweet potatoes, peas, nuts, and mushrooms.

Vitamin B2 deficiency

As vitamin B2 is a vital nutrient, its deficiency may lead to several health complications. Some of the symptoms of the nutrient’s deficiency include sore throats, mouth ulcers, abnormally red lips, inflammation of the tongue, cracks at the corners of the mouth (technically known as angular cheilitis), inflammation of the lining of the mouth, and iron-deficiency anemia.

Although the body is equipped to synthesize foods into vitamin B2 nutrient, certain health conditions may prevent it from doing so. In such a case, you are advised to get the nutrient from supplements. Luckily, vitamins in supplement form are absorbed directly into the blood without requiring any form of synthesis. Be informed that it is advisable to go for supplements immediately after realizing any of the riboflavin deficiency symptoms discussed here. Trying to get the nutrients from foods may sometimes take longer than expected. In such a case, your symptoms will continue to worsen instead of getting better.

References:

  1. //www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/219561.php
  2. //whfoods.com
  3. //www.healthaliciousness.com


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Health Benefits of Vitex
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Date: December 20, 2013 09:04 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health Benefits of Vitex

vitex flowerHealth Benefits of Vitex

Taken from a mediterrenian tree, vitex has numerous health benefits in human life especially to women. Taken as alternative medicine, the herb can affect human body in various ways leading to diverse health benefits.

These benefits include;

Menopause alleviation

Women who consume vitex have been found to have longer reproductive life due to delayed menopause. This results from prevention of the women from hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness and weight gain- identified as common signs of menopause. If properly administered, the herb has in addition been found to reduce the effects of hormonal imbalance such as excessive bleeding during menstruation.

Fertility enhancement

Vitex is used to enhance fertility. Studies have established that the herb helps women with irregular periods and consequent irregular ovulation. This has been attributed to the herb's ability to facilitate estrogen regulation in the body as required during the first half of ovulation cycle while enhancing improved levels of progesterone required in maintaining pregnancy.

Maintains pregnancy

Research has established that the use of vitex during the first trimester reduces the chances of miscarriage. This has been established to be effective because the herb contains chemical substances necessary for enhancing and regulating hormonal balance in the body during pregnancy.

Alleviates Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a set of unpleasant signs and symptoms experienced during menstruation. They include severe stomach and backaches, cramps, fatigue among others. Consumption of vitex has been found to alleviate these hormonal based complications. During menstruation, women often suffer hormonal imbalances which lead to differences in their responses to issues as well as strained body and even pains at times. The use of vitex has been found to enhance hormonal stability leading to reduced effects of the disorders associated with hormonal imbalances.

Relieves breast pain

On consumption of vitex, it influences the pituitary glad to produce progesterone hormone leading to reduction in breast pains especially during breast feeding.

References:

  1. //www.herbs-for-menopause.com/vitex/vitex-benefits.htm
  2. //www.livestrong.com/article/95347-vitex-benefits
  3. //hethir.hubpages.com/hub/vitex


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What Are Some Natural Cholesterol Lowering Supplements?
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Date: December 10, 2013 02:30 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are Some Natural Cholesterol Lowering Supplements?

What Are Some Natural Cholesterol Lowering Supplements?

cholesterolCholesterol is a lipid, or a fat, which is produced by the liver. Though many know it not, cholesterol is essential for the normal function of the body. Amazingly, each and every cell of the body contains cholesterol in its outer layer. This lipid serves several critical functions. Most importantly, cholesterol aids in building and maintaining cell membranes. The compound also determines which elements can pass through a cell membrane and which cannot; put differently, it determines cell permeability. The compound is also essential in the production of sex hormones, including androgens and estrogens.

LDL and HDL

Like most other chemical elements found in the body, cholesterol is only helpful if it is available in the right proportions. Low or high levels of cholesterol are harmful. However, high cholesterol levels can cause the most devastating effects on health. It is of great importance, to control cholesterol levels in the body. Failure to do this, you are at risk of developing several health complications. Some of these include atherosclerosis, a condition where arteries become extremely narrow to allow proper circulation; heart attack, caused by clogged arteries; stroke, caused by blood clots that prevent arteries or veins from transporting blood to the brain; and angina, a condition that develops when the heart muscles do not get enough blood.

About Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol levels can always be brought to optimal levels by behavior and lifestyle change. This may include avoiding foods saturated in fats, quitting smoking and drinking, and exercising. There are also supplements that are quite effective in restoring cholesterol levels to the optimal levels. Some of the popular and effective supplements include red yeast rice, niacin, and guggul. Others are fish oil and green tea extracts. Though different from the outlook, all cholesterol supplements achieve their objective in a similar or closely related ways. Most importantly, the supplements are useful in raising HDL (high density lipo-protein also called good cholesterol) levels while at the same time lowering triglycerides (another class of fats found in the blood stream).

References:
  1. //www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplementing-your-heart-health-omega-3-plant-sterols 
  2. //www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/9152.php

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Magnesium Is An Important Mineral For The Cardiovascular System
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Date: November 25, 2013 06:32 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Magnesium Is An Important Mineral For The Cardiovascular System

What is Magnesium?

Cardiovascular SystemMagnesium is an earth metal that is alkaline. It is the 8th most abundant mineral on the earth’s crust. Magnesium is soluble in water thus it’s commonly found in sea water. In human body it is the 11th most abundant element by mass. Most of the magnesium contained in our bodies resides in the teeth and skeleton - about sixty to sixty five percent. Almost all the remaining amount is found in muscle cells and tissues and only 1 percent is found in the human blood.

Magnesium is a very important mineral in human body and is needed for more than three hundred biochemical reactions. Some of its health benefits include formation of healthy teeth and bones, body temperature regulation, energy production and nerve impulses transmission.

Body Relaxation

Magnesium acts as a calcium channel blocker and it’s responsible for relaxation. Magnesium is very essential to the smooth functioning of the parasympathetic nervous system. A human body operates well in a relaxed and calm parasympathetic state as opposed to the heart pounding and adrenaline driven state of sympathetic nervous system.

Physical and mental stress related to the flow of adrenaline, consumes large quantities of magnesium. This is because adrenaline affects blood pressure, muscle contraction, vascular contraction and heart rate - actions that all require continuous supply of magnesium for healthy functioning. The nervous system relies on adequate magnesium for the calming effects including a restful sleep.

Cardiovascular System

Magnesium lowers the risk of suffering from coronary heart diseases. Many dietary surveys have found out that sufficient intake of magnesium may lower the risk of a stroke. Magnesium deficiency increases the chance of experiencing abnormal heart rhythms that increases the chance of having complications after heart attack.Thus,taking the correct amount of magnesium is beneficial to cardiovascular system.

References:

  1. www.orielseasalt.com
  2. www.westonaprice.org/vitamins
  3. www.newsmax.com

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All that you may need to know about antioxidants
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Date: November 05, 2013 10:00 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: All that you may need to know about antioxidants

 antioxidant foodsAll that you may need to know about antioxidants

Oxidants are elements whose main role is to protect your cells from the harmful effects of free radicals. Free radicals, on their part, are molecules that may be produced by the body when it breaks down food. These molecules may also be produced when your body is exposed to environmental factors like tobacco smoking and radiation. It is worth noting that free radicals have the ability of wrecking damage to cells and causing such diseases as cancers and heart complications. Over the years, studies have consistently revealed that diets high in antioxidants are essential in preventing diseases like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular diseases.

Main Source of Antioxidant

The main source of antioxidants is fruits and vegetables. Amazingly, all foods rich in antioxidants are high in fiber, low fat, and are also excellent sources of important vitamins and minerals. It is also important to add that fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants have bright colors, including purple, yellow, red and orange.

Type of Antioxidant

The five main types of antioxidants are beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, Zinc, and selenium. Others are lucopene and lutein. Beta-carotene (and other carotenoids), can be derived from a long list of fruits and vegetables. Some of these are asparagus, apricot, broccoli, water melon, sweet potato, kale, mango, turnip and peaches.

Vitamin C, as a major and critical antioxidant, can be obtained from kiwi, broccoli, honeydew, kale, orange, papaya, nectarines, strawberries, and snow peas among others.

Vitamin E, another major vitamin antioxidant, can be derived from spinach, red peppers, sunflower seeds, papaya, pumpkin and carrots among others.

Zinc and selenium are other antioxidants that are essential in maintaining overall body health and boosting the immune system. Common sources of zinc include red meat, poultry, oysters, dairy products, and whole grain foods. Selenium, on the other hand, can be obtained from foods such as tuna, nuts, whole grains, and beef.

Fact About Antioxidant

The most important fact to realize is that popular sources of antioxidants are fruits and vegetables. Where possible, these foods should be eaten raw or steamed. Boiling will do more harm than good.

References:

  1. //www.webmd.com/food-recipes/antioxidants-your-immune-system-super-foods-optimal-health

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