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New meta-analysis finds that proper vitamin D levels greatlyimprove the health of diabetics and heart patients Darrell Miller 5/17/19
Curcumin found to be one of the best natural ways to alleviatedepression Darrell Miller 5/15/19
The key nutrients needed to prevent heart attacks, strokes andheart failure Darrell Miller 5/8/19
The 7 Proven Health Benefits of CBD Oil Darrell Miller 5/6/19
Ashwagandha could be your next workout supplement VitaNet, LLC Staff 4/30/19
Women with acute uncomplicated cystitis can benefit from green tea Darrell Miller 4/27/19
Did you know that turmeric is just as effective as 14pharmaceutical drugs? Darrell Miller 4/24/19
Coconut oil studied for its potential to reverse Alzheimer's Darrell Miller 4/22/19
Study looks at anti-diabetes properties of a barberry plant nativeto Africa Darrell Miller 4/9/19
Study shows lutein can boost heart health Darrell Miller 3/27/19
How MCT oil supports brain health and improves memory Darrell Miller 3/20/19
Do Probiotics Help With UTIs For Women? Darrell Miller 2/25/19
Hyperthyroidism vs. Hypothyroidism: How to Tell the Difference Darrell Miller 2/20/19
CBD Oil: Health Benefits and Risks Darrell Miller 2/12/19
Turmeric & Curcumin Benefits: Can This Herb Really Combat Disease? Darrell Miller 1/25/19
Study finds geranium demonstrates antidepressant and anxiolyticproperties Darrell Miller 1/2/19
Take echinacea at the first signs of the flu Darrell Miller 11/22/18
Curcumin Targets Cancer Cells Darrell Miller 10/29/18
A powerful compound in rosemary protects your brain from damage VitaNet, LLC Staff 9/14/18
Brewer's yeast, a potential probiotic? Darrell Miller 9/7/18
Science confirms the anti-inflammatory effects of a compound found in dandelions VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/10/18
CBD Oil Is the 'Wellness Vitamin' Everyone Can Benefit From, Experts Say Darrell Miller 7/22/18
CBD Oil Proving Beneficial For Individuals With Autism Darrell Miller 6/22/18
CBD oil: the cannabis supplement taking the wellness world by storm Darrell Miller 6/22/18
Where in the world is cannabis legal? Darrell Miller 6/22/18
5 Things You Didn't Know about the Hemp Plant Darrell Miller 6/12/18
Osteoporosis And What You Should Know About Bone Health Darrell Miller 3/17/18
Idaho bill would allow use of cannabis-derived CBD oil Darrell Miller 1/29/18
Year to Watch: Six Exciting Areas For Cannabis Industry Development in 2018 Darrell Miller 1/4/18
Indiana senator files bill to legalize sale, possession of CBD oil Darrell Miller 1/3/18
World's Largest CBD Extraction Plant to be Built in Western Ky. Darrell Miller 12/26/17
WHO to DEA: You Are Completely Wrong About Marijuana Darrell Miller 12/20/17
Lactic acid bacteria can protect against Influenza A virus, study finds Darrell Miller 12/19/17
Can your dog be arrested for using a cannabis extract? Darrell Miller 12/16/17
What Are The Health Benefits Of Hemp? You Can Use It In Food, On Your Skin, & So Much More Darrell Miller 11/23/17
4 Groundbreaking Studies on Cannabis and Disease Darrell Miller 11/17/17
How can I protect my eyes from diabetes? Darrell Miller 11/16/17
Hemp Oil and Arthritis Darrell Miller 11/13/17
Arthritis: How changing your diet could ease the pain Darrell Miller 10/29/17
Increasing Rates of Male Infertility + 5 Natural Remedies Darrell Miller 10/2/17
Turmeric Extract May Help Overcome Chemotherapy Resistance Darrell Miller 9/29/17
What is Okra Good For? 5 Wonderful Benefits of Okra Darrell Miller 9/21/17
Look At What Happens To Your Body After Eating At Least One Nut A Day!! Darrell Miller 9/16/17
How safe are heartburn medications and who should use them? Darrell Miller 8/11/17
Hemp 101: What It Is, And How It Can Save The World Darrell Miller 8/11/17
Does sugar cause many of our current diseases? Darrell Miller 8/11/17
Editorial: How Republicans came to love hemp Darrell Miller 8/5/17
5 Reasons Food is More Effective than Medicine Darrell Miller 7/29/17
Help, and hope: Could cannabis possibly help fight cancer? Darrell Miller 7/21/17
Treating Painful Fibromyalgia Symptoms With Cannabis Darrell Miller 7/18/17



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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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Curcumin found to be one of the best natural ways to alleviatedepression
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Date: May 15, 2019 02:07 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Curcumin found to be one of the best natural ways to alleviatedepression





Curcumin has been known to be a silver bullet. It can be used to cure a host of diseases and conditions including cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer’s, and cancer. Now depression can be added to the list according to new research. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) notes that depression affects 16 million Americans every year. Although treatment for it is available, it usually comes with adverse effects. Therefore, there is compelling need for a safer means of treating people. Before this study, it has already been found from multiple studies that curcumin can have an effect on depressive conditions. It was reported to be well tolerated by patients with no adverse side effects. For their current study in Australia, the researchers looked at twenty years of data including current studies on curcumin. They then studied about 342 patients using curcumin and a placebo. From their results, there was a significant reduction in depression after treatment with curcumin compared with the placebo after six weeks of treatment. The researchers then concluded that compelling evidence exists for the use of curcumin in treatment of depression.

Key Takeaways:

  • Curcumin is the main ingredient that is found in turmeric and it has been known to be a silver bullet that can be used to treat several conditions.
  • Along with curing a list of diseases which include diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer, curcumin can now be used to cure depression.
  • Depression affects millions of people in the United States every year but while treatment for the disease exists many people stop the treatments because of adverse effects.

"The study also found that curcumin exhibited significant anti-anxiety properties, based on data from 377 patients."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-11-curcumin-seen-to-be-one-of-the-best-natural-ways-to-alleviate-depression.html

Depression has been linked to inflammation, consider trying CBD to boost mood, reduce anxiety, and reduce inflammation.

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The key nutrients needed to prevent heart attacks, strokes andheart failure
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Date: May 08, 2019 04:33 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The key nutrients needed to prevent heart attacks, strokes andheart failure





The CDC assesses that more than 5,100,000 Americans have some variant of heart disease, and that 610,000 will die from it this year alone. While the conventional range of treatments mostly relies on medications, micronutrient-based Cellular Medicine provides an alternative. Cellular Medicine pioneer Dr. Matthias Rath has carried out some very promising clinical research involving micronutrient supplementation. Dr. Rath believes that the American diet, medication side effects and modern food handling and production practices mean that many people are deprived of a range of important micronutrients, with very bad consequences for heart health.

Key Takeaways:

  • A physician named Dr. Rath views heart disease as an early form of scurvy, which results from a Vitamin C deficiency.
  • If your body does not have enough Vitamin C, cracks can form in your arterial walls and your body tries to repair them with artery-clogging plaque.
  • In addition to Vitamin C, people at risk for heart disease should also consume more Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins.

"With the odds of surviving past the five-year mark currently standing at 50 percent, it’s clear that more effective prevention and treatment options are needed."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/prevent-heart-attacks-2913.html

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The 7 Proven Health Benefits of CBD Oil
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Date: May 06, 2019 03:30 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The 7 Proven Health Benefits of CBD Oil





CBD oil has come into the spotlight recently with some amazing health benefits, so much so it is set to be sold in major retail pharmacy's such as CVS inthe very near future. CBD has many uses in the field of medicine, particularly as an over the counter remedy that if needed of long term, is safer than many of the current produces that are used as pain relievers, or that reduce anxiety and depression. One of the incredible things it does is to relieve cancer treatment symptoms, such as nausea and pain. It has also shown to improve neurological health and to stabilize blood sugars for those with diabetes.

Key Takeaways:

  • There has been a huge spike of interest in CBD oil in recent years and as this continues to grow many persons are interested in its benefits.
  • Until recently THC in marijuana received most of the attention due to its psychoactive properties but CBD in marijuana has garnered much interest.
  • Pain relief is among the top reasons that many people are paying attention to CBD oil because it has been shown that it can inhibit neural pain transmission.

"Although the use of medical marijuana is still a politically and emotionally charged topic, research shows that there may be huge benefits of the CBD oil."

Read more: https://www.longevitylive.com/live-healthier/7-proven-health-benefits-cbd-oil/

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Ashwagandha could be your next workout supplement
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Date: April 30, 2019 04:04 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Ashwagandha could be your next workout supplement





The journal Nutrients has recently published a study showing 500 mg of the supplement ashwagandha when taken over the course of twelve weeks enhances upper and lower body strength thanks to its anti-inflammatory, anabolic, and antioxidant effects. The study took place with a sample size of 38 active men, which were split into an ashwagandha group and a placebo group. Those taking the ashwagandha had improvements in both squat and bench press, while experiencing less muscle soreness after workouts.

Key Takeaways:

  • Current studies, regarding the natural supplement Ashwagandha, build on earlier ones, revealing the root to possess, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anabolic properties.
  • To test the premise that the root aids physical endurance, experts found 38 adult, male, human subjects, all of whom were known to be recreationally active.
  • Recruited subjects received either the herb, or a rice flour placebo, and were closely monitored regularly during observed exercise routines.

"Carried out by researchers from the Center for Applied Health Sciences and Lindenwood University, the study looked at the effects of aqueous extract of the roots and leaves of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) on strength training performance – which includes muscle strength, body composition, muscle endurance, power, and recovery."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-05-ashwagandha-could-be-your-next-workout-supplement.html

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Women with acute uncomplicated cystitis can benefit from green tea
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Date: April 27, 2019 10:12 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Women with acute uncomplicated cystitis can benefit from green tea





The health benefits of green tea have long been praised by scientists and health practitioners, and new research actually adds to the current body of knowledge regarding green tea. Recently, it has been found that green tea can aid in the symptoms of acute cystitis. Acute cystitis is categorized as inflammation in the bladder that is prompted by bacterial infection. Green tea has antimicrobial effects, which can help reduce symptoms of acute cystitis with the exception of blood in the urine. Other health benefits of green tea include weight loss, the prevention of cancer, lowering of stroke risk, and improved memory function.

Key Takeaways:

  • Acute cystitis, which affects many women, is a fast onset inflammation of the bladder, usually the result of a bacterial infection.
  • Recently, the publication, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice printed data linking cystitis with the use of green tea.
  • Green tea's efficacy against cystitis makes sense, because green tea has catechins that have antimicrobial effect against the E-coli bacteria.

"For this study, researchers from Kerman University of Medical Sciences in Iran carried out a blinded randomized trial to assess the efficacy of green tea as adjunctive therapy to standard antimicrobial treatment in women with acute uncomplicated cystitis."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-06-women-with-acute-uncomplicated-cystitis-can-benefit-from-green-tea.html

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Did you know that turmeric is just as effective as 14pharmaceutical drugs?
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Date: April 24, 2019 01:46 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Did you know that turmeric is just as effective as 14pharmaceutical drugs?





Turmeric, a spice used in many Indian dishes, contains a high concentration of a substance called curcumin which possesses medical benefits rivaling many pharmaceuticals. Research suggests that turmeric has the potential to replace cholesterol and steroid medications, chemotherapy drugs, and antidepressants. There is even evidence it can be effective in reversing liver damage. Plant-based treatments are now in the process of revolutionizing modern medicine. In the near future, prescriptions for popular drugs such as Lipitor and Prozac could be replaced with prescriptions for Turmeric.

Key Takeaways:

  • Turmeric shows great health benefits that include fighting inflammation, diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers.
  • One current problem is that many over-the-counter turmeric supplements come from poorly-vetted Chinese suppliers and are contaminated with lead and other metals.
  • Turmeric holds promise as a complement to or replacement for a variety of antidepressants, anti inflammatory drugs, and other pharmaceuticals.

"Without a healthy fat/oil, curcumin may pass right through the body and not be absorbed into the small intestine and into the bloodstream, where it is most effective. Coconut oil, olive oil, and avocado are great to consume along with turmeric. Curcumin absorption is also boosted by piperine, the principle component found in black pepper."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-01-turmeric-is-just-as-effective-as-14-pharmaceutical-drugs.html

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Coconut oil studied for its potential to reverse Alzheimer's
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Date: April 22, 2019 04:31 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Coconut oil studied for its potential to reverse Alzheimer's





A recent study that was conducted by scientists in Spain has shown that extra virgin coconut oil can actually result in the reversal of Alzheimer's symptoms. A controlled group was given 40 mL of olive oil each day while receiving cognitive evaluations by the researchers in order to determine how their cognitive functioning was coming along. The results showed an increase in this functioning when it came to those who were taking in the extra virgin coconut oil on a regular basis.

Key Takeaways:

  • Currently, Alzheimer’s disease is recognized as the most common form of dementia all over the world and it does not have any cure.
  • As people grow older, their likelihood of getting Alzheimer’s tends to increase so it is expected that this increase will increase the number of people having Alzheimer’s.
  • Estimates currently making the rounds is that about 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and that one in three seniors will die from dementia.

"Some research has indicated that it very well could be a natural way to boost cognition, and possibly even reverse the effects of this dreaded disease."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-27-coconut-oil-to-reverse-alzheimers.html

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Study looks at anti-diabetes properties of a barberry plant nativeto Africa
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Date: April 09, 2019 10:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study looks at anti-diabetes properties of a barberry plant nativeto Africa





Type 2 diabetes is a major health concern, but the drugs healthcare professionals currently turn to are expensive and have negative side effects. As an alternative, researchers in Kenya have found that the spiny evergreen shrub Berberis holstii has anti-diabetic properties. It is traditionally used as a medicine against a wide variety of ailments. The researchers found that, in rats, the plant could reduce blood glucose level. Berberis holstii isn't the only alternative substance that has anti-diabetic properties, other plants/foods include fatty fish, leafy greens, cinnamon, eggs, chia seeds, and turmeric.

Key Takeaways:

  • To treat type 2 diabetes that is a public health concern around the world, doctors often turn to conventional drugs with adverse effects and which are expensive.
  • The Belberis holstii plant which researches in Kenya discovered can be used for treating diabetes is indigenous to Africa and has been used to treat diseases like malaria.
  • The study found that the root extract of the plant reduced blood glucose in the bloodstream of the rats being studied by about 30 percent.

"This spice reduces hemoglobin A1c, a marker of long-term blood sugar levels. It is also known to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-06-study-looks-at-anti-diabetes-properties-of-barberry-plant.html

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Study shows lutein can boost heart health
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Date: March 27, 2019 02:24 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study shows lutein can boost heart health





Many people consume lutein, either as a supplement in in vegetables containing lutein, because it can provide protection from diseases of the eye. A recent study has shown that lutein can protect the heart as well. Researchers found some correlation between higher levels of lutein in the bloodstream and a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, and metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a medical term for a group of conditions including abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, and high triglycerides. Lutein, a carotenoid, is found in dark, leafy green vegetables.

Key Takeaways:

  • Carrot and kale contain the carotenoid lutein that is useful for good eye health. But it has been shown that this compound is also good for the heart.
  • Lutein, a carotenoid, can both help protect the eyes and improve eye health, while reducing the risk of developing both cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
  • To carry out their study, the scientists first concentrated on current research on lutein. They gathered 4,377 studies that were narrowed down to 71 most relevant studies.

"Dr. Elizabeth Leermakers decided to look into “lutein’s positive effects against inflammation and oxidative stresses in the eyes,” and together with a team of researchers, she searched for links between the presence of lutein (or a lack of the carotenoid) and diseases caused by stressors like heart attack, metabolic syndrome, and stroke."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-27-lutein-can-boost-heart-health.html

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How MCT oil supports brain health and improves memory
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Date: March 20, 2019 05:04 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How MCT oil supports brain health and improves memory





MCT oils or Medium-Chain Triglycerides have numerous health benefits. For those with digestive issues, the good news is that they are easily absorbed and metabolized. The body can burn them for fuel as opposed to storing them as fat. They also cause levels of ketones to rise in your blood stream, making them great for weight loss, as a sort of short cut for the keto diet.They help in the development of neurotransmitters so they are great for memory issues. Some recent studies have shown improvement in brain function so they are being studies as a possible route for treatment of cognitive problems such as Alzheimer.

Key Takeaways:

  • The health benefits of MCT oil, which is an important dietary staple for people in tropical climates, have been well documented.
  • Researchers are excited about MCT oil because it has been discovered that it has the potential for treating dementia and other mental health problems like Alzheimer’s.
  • MCT oil far outshines it nearest cousin, coconut oil, in the concentration of fatty acids. It has a high concentration of medium chain triglycerides.

"MCTs have been shown to decrease fat and increase lean muscle mass, and MCT oil is currently sold to promote weight loss and improve athletic performance and endurance. MCTs are also routinely administered to prevent muscle wasting in critically ill patients."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/mct-oil-brain-health-2816.html

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Do Probiotics Help With UTIs For Women?
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Date: February 25, 2019 08:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Do Probiotics Help With UTIs For Women?





Probiotics has been a recurring buzzword in healthcare the past few years. In her new article, Danielle Granger focuses on utilizing probiotics to help aid in the healing of urinary tract infections. She outlines the symptoms of UTIs, a description of what probiotics are, how they could potentially help with treating UTIs and possible ways in which to ingest them. As with all supplements and health advice, please ensure to consult a doctor when changing your routine as this article does not provide any recent scientific studies.

Key Takeaways:

  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a broad category of infections involving the urethra, bladder and other parts of the urological system.
  • UTIs create many very uncomfortable symptoms, including a constant, strong urge to urinate followed by painful urination that produces a small amount of often cloudy urine.
  • Probiotics can crowd out bad bacteria and strengthen the overall health of your digestive and immune systems, making you less susceptible to UTIs.

"There have been many studies into ways to help women who experience recurrent UTIs, but one area which has been focused upon is whether probiotics could actually help with UTIs in women especially."

Read more: https://thefrisky.com/do-probiotics-help-with-utis-for-women/

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Hyperthyroidism vs. Hypothyroidism: How to Tell the Difference
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Date: February 20, 2019 01:17 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Hyperthyroidism vs. Hypothyroidism: How to Tell the Difference





The thyroid, a small gland at the base of the neck, receives TSH from the pituitary gland. This relationship, whether too active or not active enough, causes many adverse side effects. Too much TSH (hyperthyroidism) can cause: weight loss, cardiovascular irregularities, nervousness, and etc. Too little TSH (hypothyroidism) causes symptoms like: depression, impaired memory, hoarseness, fatigue, weight gain, etc. Currently, no cure exists for either of these conditions, other than individual specific diets targeted at raising or lower TSH levels. As always, one should consult a doctor and get proper blood work done before making any major life changes.

Key Takeaways:

  • The American Thyroid Association asserts that more than 12% of U.S. citizens will experience a thyroid problem.
  • Moreover, an approximately 20 million individuals are currently undergoing thyroid issues, with less than half of those affected even aware that their concerns are thyroid-related.
  • The hallmark of hyperthyroidism is the production of too much thyroid hormone, which an show itself symptom-wise through unplanned weight loss and a significantly elevated pulse.

"Thyroid problems can affect anyone of any age from infancy to the latest years of life."

Read more: https://draxe.com/hyperthyroidism-vs-hypothyroidism/

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CBD Oil: Health Benefits and Risks
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Date: February 12, 2019 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CBD Oil: Health Benefits and Risks





CBD is currently being touted as a new treatment for a range of health concerns. However, we do not yet fully understand its long term effects. CBD has been shown to effectively treat epilepsy and have some success as an anti-inflammatory medicine. CBD is not considered to be addictive according to the WHO. It also does not have the intoxicating effects that THC has. However, some people do experience side effects including sleepiness, fatigue, and diarrhea.

Key Takeaways:

  • Interest in CBD oil for treating a wide range of neurologic and neuropsychiatric disorders is growing, but its therapeutic effects are ill understood.
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) is one ingredient among the 85 active cannabinoids found in Cannabis sativa. It can be taken via inhalation, orally, or as a spray to the cheek.
  • CBD has lots of useful health benefits for the body due to its ability to interact with lots of cannabinoid receptors in the body.

"CBD oil is thought to have potential benefits for the treatment and management of a wide variety of disorders due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, antipsychotic, analgesic, and muscle relaxing effects, among others."

Read more: https://www.news-medical.net/health/CBD-Oil-Health-Benefits-and-Risks.aspx

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Turmeric & Curcumin Benefits: Can This Herb Really Combat Disease?
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Date: January 25, 2019 10:22 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Turmeric & Curcumin Benefits: Can This Herb Really Combat Disease?





Tumeric is a spice that is found in almost all Indian dishes. it gives a meal a nice spicy flavor. But, Turmeric, as well as its sister herb Curcumin, do more than flavor foods. Recent research proves that the health benefits of the herb can change life for the better. The herb can greatly reduce signs of depression, boost the skin health, fight off inflammation, and do so very much more for your good health!

Key Takeaways:

  • Turmeric is touted by many to be the most powerful herb on earth that can be used to fight and reverse disease.
  • The Curcuma longa plant is used to produce turmeric and it is grown in India and other SouthEast Asian countries.
  • Several compounds are found in turmeric which are known as curcuminoids and the most active of them all is curcumin.

"Currently, there are over 12,500 peer-reviewed articles published proving turmeric benefits, especially one of its renowned healing compounds, curcumin."

Read more: https://draxe.com/turmeric-curcumin-benefits/

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Study finds geranium demonstrates antidepressant and anxiolyticproperties
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Date: January 02, 2019 05:20 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study finds geranium demonstrates antidepressant and anxiolyticproperties





Geranium is most often used as an essential oil, and researchers are finding that it has properties that can fight depression in struggling patients. They had a group of Swiss albino mice that they tested by giving geranium to them routinely through the study. The geranium was able to help produce serotonin, which is one of the leading ways that antidepressants work in aiding in the relief of depressive symptoms. The phytochemicals are what are responsible for this phenomena.

Key Takeaways:

  • Mental illness is perceived as something of a stigma by a lot of people, and it is a source of considerable economic burden for many countries today.
  • The cost of treating mental patients is very high. Safe, and effective remedies that at the same time reduce cost and the burden on patients is being sought.
  • The current drugs for treating anxiety and depression disorders aren’t just costly, they also have side effects like elevated blood pressure, weight gain, constipation, and diarrhea.

"The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that nearly 20 percent of the U.S. adult population is diagnosed with major depressive disorder or anxiety."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-22-geranium-has-antidepressant-and-anxiolytic-properties.html

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Take echinacea at the first signs of the flu
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Date: November 22, 2018 09:20 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Take echinacea at the first signs of the flu





If you know what the flu feels like, then you know that it can be really bad. The suffering that some people go through as a result of having the flu is real and it can really take its toll on people. However, everyone deals with the flu a little bit differently as there is no set cure. Echinacea is something that is being said to be very good for people who are currently suffering from the flu.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you are suffering with the flu, do not wait to get it looked at by someone who knows about diseases.
  • The flu can be very devastating if it is not checked upon in a very quick manner.
  • Echinacea is something that is being used as a health supplement for people who have the flu.

"Besides being attractive, it possesses powerful health-boosting abilities that make it a good potential treatment for various common diseases, such as cold and the flu."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-20-take-echinacea-at-the-first-signs-of-the-flu.html

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Curcumin Targets Cancer Cells
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Date: October 29, 2018 01:51 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Curcumin Targets Cancer Cells





Curcumin is something that has received a lot of fan fare in recent months. While many people have never heard of it, there are scientists who have come out and said that it has some massive health benefits. Like many other compounds that are within foods, it is able to deliver things that some may not think is possible. It targets cancer cells and there are people who have reported that they think that it works for them.

Key Takeaways:

  • Curcumin is an antioxidant that has been shown to cut the growth rate in prostate, lung, and colon cancer.
  • Tumeric inhibits the DYRK2 enzymes, therefore interfering with the proteins that cause cancer cells to grow.
  • Researchers are working on developing a delivery system, as eating tumeric or taking supplements currently is not enough to treat someone with cancer.

"Recent studies highlight turmeric’s superiority by demonstrating its potential to target some of the deadliest forms of cancer while not harming any healthy cells, as published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences."

Read more: https://www.worldhealth.net/news/curcumin-targets-cancer-cells/

CBD cane reduce inflammation and assist in fighting things that go wrong with the body. CBD can reduce stress and anxiety.

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A powerful compound in rosemary protects your brain from damage
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Date: September 14, 2018 09:52 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A powerful compound in rosemary protects your brain from damage





A powerful compound in rosemary protects your brain from damage

Did you know that Rosemary is rich in antioxidant compounds? This is good news given since it is good for stress relief, and a huge amount of people, including children, are currently experiencing stress. People stress about everything from financial issues, employment issues, and the state of our economy. It's not good enough to simply ignore stress. Doing so might result in additional problems like chronic pain, irregular periods, type 2 diabetes, erectile disfunction and much more.

Key Takeaways:

  • Recent research in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine suggests that rosemary contains a substance called carnosol that can help preserve brain health.
  • The American Psychological Association has found that Americans are subject to a lot of stress, and that this chronic stress can cause or exacerbate many health problems.
  • Carnosol can measurably help reduce the impact of oxidative stress on the brain.

"The noted survey indicated that almost a third of children had experienced physical stress-related symptoms, such as headaches, stomach troubles, and difficulty sleeping."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-08-12-a-powerful-compound-in-rosemary-protects-your-brain-damage.html

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Brewer's yeast, a potential probiotic?
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Date: September 07, 2018 10:52 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Brewer's yeast, a potential probiotic?





Brewer's yeast, a potential probiotic?

Probiotic is current trend amongst consumers and are increasingly popular for their health benefits.brewers yeast is an essential commodity for making bread and beer.A study reveals brewers yeast tolerant to various temperatures high concentration of bile salt and sodium chloride gastric juice, intestinal environment, alpha-amylase, trypsin, and lysozyme,it produces organic acids and exhibits resistance against drugs.brewers yeast can absorb cholestrol and can also produce killer toxins and also demonstrated better antibacterial activity against gram-negative bacteria than gram-positive.brewers yeast also produces enzymes that enhance nutrient utilisation in the gut.

Key Takeaways:

  • A study concluded that brewer’s yeast can be considered a probiotic of which yoghurt and kimchi are one.
  • Brewer’s yeast can produce organic acids, killer toxins and absorb cholesterol. It has the ability to produce enzymes such as amylase for gut nutrient utilization.
  • Some of the health benefits of brewer’s yeast which is used in beer and bread are that it improves blood sugar and fights against cancer.

"Ingestion of brewer’s yeast was also considered safe as it did not cause any toxic side effects based on the results of toxicity tests."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-08-11-brewers-yeast-a-potential-probiotic.html

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Science confirms the anti-inflammatory effects of a compound found in dandelions
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Date: August 10, 2018 09:53 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Science confirms the anti-inflammatory effects of a compound found in dandelions





Science confirms the anti-inflammatory effects of a compound found in dandelions

Inflammation is a natural response that the body exhibits in order to heal the body from pathogens that are present within our system. Dandelion extract contains an important acid that has the ability to activate an important vascular event that triggered the decrease of the surrounding inflammation. The research was performed on animals experiencing high levels of inflammation, and the consumption of dandelion extract showed to directly induce the stimulation of this important vascular activity.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers are looking for alternative anti-inflammatory medicines because current ones can cause gastrointestinal disorder, fluid imbalances and immunodeficiency.
  • Taraxasterol has been identified as the compound in dandelion that contributes to its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Dandelion is used extensively in folk medicine to treat ailments related to liver, gallbladder, kidneys and joints.

"Inflammation is the first and natural response of the human body to irritation or infection. It kick-starts the healing process and eliminates pathogens."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-28-science-confirms-the-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-a-compound-found-in-dandelions-commonly-thought-of-as-a-weed-in-modern-society-it-has-long-been-considered-essential-in-both-tcm-and-folk-medicine-a.html

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CBD Oil Is the 'Wellness Vitamin' Everyone Can Benefit From, Experts Say
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Date: July 22, 2018 11:53 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CBD Oil Is the 'Wellness Vitamin' Everyone Can Benefit From, Experts Say





CBD Oil Is the 'Wellness Vitamin' Everyone Can Benefit From, Experts Say

Unlike its cousin marijuana, which is psychoactive in nature, the hemp plant has very minute amounts of the intoxicant found in marijuana. It's therefore legal to consume and sell in all of the fifty states, as long as the sellers can show their product has less than .03% of THC, the intoxicating element in marijuana. CBD oil, or cannabidiol, which is a hemp extract, is not just legal it's sexy and offered to eager consumers in pills, powders, liquids, even smoothies. CBD popularity undoubtedly arises from the fact that the hemp variant has many of the calming feel-good effects of the marijuana variant, but without the intoxicant. Besides its mood-elevating and tranquilizing effects, CBD also has been shown to help pain-sufferers and lower inflammation. Many nutrition gurus are advocating use of the oil as a daily wellness regiment. Meanwhile, product uses multiply in everything from salad dressing to chocolate.

Key Takeaways:

  • A company, Juice Generation, adds CBD to its salad dressing because it gives salads a more evolved feel and makes it tastier.
  • The body has an inborn endocannabinoid system that helps us to reap the benefits from cannabis.
  • Celebrities are not left out in using CBD. Olivia Wilde, an actress, states that instead of using painkillers for her pains, she uses a body lotion with CBD.

"Currently, CBD is being added to everything from smoothie powders, coffee, tinctures, gummies and tablets to salad dressing. Despite its lack of psychoactive components, which is typically credited for cannabis’ feel-good benefits, when taken internally, CBD has a similar effect — just without the high."

Read more: https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-body/news/cbd-oil-the-wellness-benefits-explained-by-experts/

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CBD Oil Proving Beneficial For Individuals With Autism
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Date: June 22, 2018 08:10 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CBD Oil Proving Beneficial For Individuals With Autism





CBD Oil Proving Beneficial For Individuals With Autism

CBD, that is cannabis, (marijuana-based) or cannabidiol, (hemp-based) oil is already noted for its positive medicinal affects as an anti-inflammatory agent and a mood-booster and as a compound that mitigates the potential of seizures. It is also gaining ground as a supplement that positively affects those with autism.

Unfortunately, however, while both types of CBD appear to be beneficial to autism-sufferers, it seems that in the case of autism the psychoactive element available in the cannabis, or marijuana-based oil, has an edge over the hemp-based product.

Nonetheless, autism-sufferers and parents of autism-sufferers should know that considerable relief may be possibly obtained even with the hemp-based product, which is already legal, or legal with conditions (although not FDA approved) in many of the fifty states and which will hopefully soon be legal in all of them.

Key Takeaways:

  • One high profile case, involving the use of CBD oil, involved a non-speaking autistic 9 yr. old, who became verbal after two days of oil usage.
  • Study suggests that while cannabis and cannabidiol are both effective for autism-sufferers, the addition of the psychoactive substance, THC, may make cannabis the more effective choice.
  • Currently, cannabis oil is not FDA approved and is only legal, or legal under certain conditions, in some states.

"Marijuana (cannabis) and hemp-derived products, including CBD, are known to provide relief from chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, seizures, fibromyalgia, autism and other related conditions."

Read more: https://www.autismkey.com/cbd-oil-proving-beneficial-for-individuals-with-autism/

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CBD oil: the cannabis supplement taking the wellness world by storm
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Date: June 22, 2018 08:10 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CBD oil: the cannabis supplement taking the wellness world by storm





CBD oil: the cannabis supplement taking the wellness world by storm

Cannabis oil, despite having proven medicinal properties, is currently illegal in many parts of the world, because it also has high levels of an intoxicating substance. The same cannot be said for cannabidiol oil, which unlike cannabis, which comes from the marijuana plant, is a derived from hemp.

Cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil, affects neural receptors in a positive way, boosting brain chemicals, like serotonin, but without psychoactive elements. This makes the oil a boon for those suffering from various forms of anxiety, as well as PTSD and panic attacks. CBD oil is anti-inflammatory and it promotes REM sleep, which makes it invaluable for joint-pain relief and insomnia.

CBD oil is generally sold as both a capsule and an oil-specific product. It's recommended that users start with small doses, building up slowly. 6.4 mgs 3x a day is a good amount to enhance overall health. However, to address specific concerns, up to three times that amount many be needed. Again, one should only take such a high dose after taking the time to build up to it in increments.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is one one of hottest remedies right now for a wide variety of issues.
  • Unlike marijuana, CBD oil does not come with mind-altering side effects,
  • Although some users experience dry mouth, decreased blood pressure, and sleepiness, such reactions are rare.

"Cannabidiol (CBD) oil (derived from the stems and leaves of hemp plants) is currently flying off shelves at the moment due to its wide range of purported health benefits that include better sleep and the relief of joint pain, stress and anxiety."

Read more: https://www.getthegloss.com/news/cbd-oil-its-health-benefits-explained

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Where in the world is cannabis legal?
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Date: June 22, 2018 08:10 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Where in the world is cannabis legal?





Where in the world is cannabis legal?

Cannabis, which is a marijuana-based compound, has pronounced medicinal affects, despite also have a psychotropic effect. Cannabidiol, which is hemp-based, has many of the same medicinal affects, without the intoxicant. However, cannabis is still valued by many, who consider it to be of greater benefit than its near-neighbor, cannabidiol, in some areas.

Many parts of the world are reviewing their strictures currently allied against the legal use of cannabis. In the UK there is now debate as to whether it may indeed be time to look at legalizing the compound for medicinal purposes. However, Britain's governing bodies have said that should this happen it is not to be understood that legalization of marijuana for the purposes of recreation will follow. Uruguay was the first country to make the growing, marketing, supplying and use of marijuana completely legal. Canada is slated to become country number two.

Key Takeaways:

  • 2013 was a landmark year for cannabis-users and for the African country of Uruguay.
  • In that year, Uruguay became the first nation to make the growing, marketing, supplying and use of marijuana legal.
  • In the wake of a national furor over a young boy with epilepsy having his cannabis oil confiscated, UK officials are considering the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

"In Canada, the nation's politicians are working on legislation that would protect young people while allowing adults to use the drug recreationally."

Read more: https://news.sky.com/story/where-in-the-world-is-cannabis-legal-11409787

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5 Things You Didn't Know about the Hemp Plant
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Date: June 12, 2018 09:16 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Things You Didn't Know about the Hemp Plant





5 Things You Didn't Know about the Hemp Plant

Hemp is a nonpsychoactive but extremely useful variant of the same plant, Cannabis Sativa, that produces marijuana. It is a highly versatile plant that produces extremely durable, tough fiber that can be used to make textiles or ropes, as well as nutritious seeds rich in protein and other nutrients that may be one of the world’s most nutritious foods. It also contains compound called CBD whose diverse array of medical applications are just starting to be explored and understood.

Key Takeaways:

  • One of the main industries in which hemp is used is in the food and textile industries.
  • Minerals such as cannabidiol found in hemp are often used in various nutritional supplements.
  • Hendrix Hemp is a popular hemp company that is a licensed hemp producer and and cultivator.

"From June 4-10, grassroots organizers, farmers, producers, and hemp advocates are working together to educate consumers, industry associations, and government bodies about the benefits of hemp and the current regulatory landscape for industrial hemp in the U.S."

Read more: http://www.nutritionaloutlook.com/herbs-botanicals/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-hemp-plant

CBD can improve overall health and wellness, reduce inflammation, fight anxiety!

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Osteoporosis And What You Should Know About Bone Health
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Date: March 17, 2018 10:15 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Osteoporosis And What You Should Know About Bone Health





Osteoporosis And What You Should Know About Bone Health

The skeleton, the body's framework, changes as we age, as does the body's capacity to grow new bone. When the body experiences too much bone loss. When the body can not grow new bone, or when both happenstances are concurrent, the resulting condition is called osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is not considered curable. But it's progression can be slowed or halted, thereby preventing more bone loss, leading to injury and even death.

There are diagnostic processes that can assess bone damage, even predict the likelihood of damage based on bone mineralization. Once damage is diagnosed and need assessed a treatment plan consisting of diet a regimen and supplementation, augmented by exercise and possibly medication can be implemented.

Key Takeaways:

  • In the U.S. alone, more than forty million individuals aged fifty and older are diagnosed with low bone mass, or osteoporosis.
  • Osteoporosis is a quiet condition, often evincing no symptoms until a bone breaks.
  • A bone mineral density test can identify how susceptible a person is to osteoporosis and is recommended for those over sixty.

"Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both."

Read more: http://www.good4utah.com/good-things-utah/gtu-sponsor/osteoporosis-and-what-you-should-know-about-bone-health/992235724

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Idaho bill would allow use of cannabis-derived CBD oil
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Date: January 29, 2018 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Idaho bill would allow use of cannabis-derived CBD oil





CBD oil (or cannabinoidiol oil) is a great treatment for cancer and seizures. Many lawmakers are trying to pass a bill to allow it. This would mean people would not have to move to acquire this medical wonder. The CBD is derived from hemp. It does not have psychoactive effects. It relieves pain and nausea. THC is what makes you high. The CBD oil would be low in THC. Many states currently allow it and Idaho is trying to move forward.

Key Takeaways:

  • CBD is a drug derived from marijuana and hemp that has shown promise in medicine
  • Unlike THC it doesn't contain any psychoactive hallucinogens and isn't used recreationally
  • The drug has shown promise in trials for sufferers of various maladies like epilepsy or fibromyalgia.

"The DEA defines hemp and marijuana as different parts of the same cannabis plant. Hemp refers to the stalks and sterilized seeds of the plant that is used for making industrial rope, clothing, paper and other products."

Read more: http://www.wtva.com/content/national/471443444.html?ref=444

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Year to Watch: Six Exciting Areas For Cannabis Industry Development in 2018
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Date: January 04, 2018 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Year to Watch: Six Exciting Areas For Cannabis Industry Development in 2018





The cannabis industry has been booming since Colorados legalization and now with California's full legalization, it can get even larger. There are a few associated industries that will grow with it. The first is banking. Banking is key because currently, it is semi-illegal to have a bank account if you sell cannabis. It is still illegal and the government can seize your assets as well as freeze the bank's assets. Consumer goods will be another huge market, since they'll need to move into a new arena to make cannabis and cannabis products more mainstream.

Key Takeaways:

  • Banking will be big for the cannabis industry, due to the normal locks that the industry faces
  • Currently, any cannabis supplier that uses a bank can have their assets legally seized and the bank faces legal action as well
  • Moving product to the consumer side will also be important as they move beyond the typical medicinal direction.

"Whether it’s medical or adult use – one statistic I came across that’s very interesting is that by 2020, the cannabis industry will be at approximately $17 billion. To put that in perspective for packagers, the natural cheese market right now is at about $12 billion."

Read more: https://www.cashinbis.com/year-watch-six-exciting-areas-cannabis-industry-development-2018/

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Indiana senator files bill to legalize sale, possession of CBD oil
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Date: January 03, 2018 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Indiana senator files bill to legalize sale, possession of CBD oil





Indiana is hoping to be one of the first states with legal access to CBD oil. Senator Jim Tomes from Wadesville out forth this legislation in hopes that it will open up this promising drug to all. The drug, derived from hemp, instead of the marijuana, is seen to be promising in many of its tests in a wide range of symptoms for its anti-inflammatory properties. The major change would just get rid of CBD from the controlled substance ban list for ease of use throughout the state.

Key Takeaways:

  • CBD is an anti-inflammatory drug derived from hemp and not from marijuana.
  • The drug is currently on schedule and this bill would remove it from that schedule.
  • It is currently only legal in states where marijuana has been legalized

"Republican Sen. Jim Tomes from Wadesville hopes to make the product readily available throughout the state."

Read more: http://www.wndu.com/content/news/Indiana-senator-files-bill-to-legalize-sale-possession-of-CBD-oil-467210573.html

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World's Largest CBD Extraction Plant to be Built in Western Ky.
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Date: December 26, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: World's Largest CBD Extraction Plant to be Built in Western Ky.





A company, called Kings Royal Biotech has decided to partner up with a Chinese industrial hemp development company, in order to open the largest cannabidiol (CBD) processing plant in the United States. CBD is a substance that is extracted from the hemp plant, but it is not psychoactive. In fact, CBD has been shown to be useful in treating a variety of medical conditions, including epilepsy and chronic pain. THC, on the other hand, is the substance in marijuana that can give a user a psychoactive effect. King Royal intends to grow hemp that is free of THC, so that the CBD could be isolated and utilized for medicinal purposes, without the risk of giving the user a psychoactive effect. Additionally, this means that the products are completely legal, in accordance with the laws of the federal government of the United States.

Key Takeaways:

  • This plant being built in Kentucky will be they largest in the country to produce CBD
  • It is a partnership with a Chinese company that is the only current manufacturer of this pure product.
  • It is the first approved in the US to make this product with hemp instead of cannabis.

"Under Federal Law industrial hemp cannot contain more than .3 percent THC, so there is no chance of any users having an altered state of mind from this product."

Read more: http://surfky.com/index.php/muhlenberg/news-muhlenberg/179-news/kentucky/125400-world-s-largest-cbd-extraction-plant-to-be-built-in-western-ky

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WHO to DEA: You Are Completely Wrong About Marijuana
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Date: December 20, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: WHO to DEA: You Are Completely Wrong About Marijuana





The article writes about how the DEA is still classifying marijuana as bad as heroin even tho that is clearly not the case. There have been several studies on cannabidiol that prove that it has a helpful effect in curing or helping with certain illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease while also having no toxic or addictive properties. The article tries to show the DEA that their are many medically valid reasons that marijuana should be reclassified.

Key Takeaways:

  • WHO is currently asking that Marijuana and other cannaboids be taken off the schedule 1 list
  • There is no current link between these drugs and addiction like it is currently listed
  • There are also great links between curing epilepsy and seizures with cannaboids.

"In a preliminary report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) last month, a non-psychoactive substance in marijuana, cannabidiol, which the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) considers to be a Schedule I drug that has no medical use and can be abused, is, in fact, not harmful, and has been shown to be a benefit to those who are ill."

Read more: https://sputniknews.com/society/201712171060065986-who-to-dea-wrong-about-marijuana/

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Lactic acid bacteria can protect against Influenza A virus, study finds
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Date: December 19, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Lactic acid bacteria can protect against Influenza A virus, study finds





Researchers have shown that lactic acid bacteria (LAB) may provide broad protection against influenza viruses. LAB are best known for their human gut floral maintenance, fermentative activity, and preservative capacity. LAB are widely used in food industry, such as in the preparation of fermented dairy products, pickling of vegetables, and baking. LAB have many health benefits, such as alleviation of diarrhea, stimulation of immune system, inhibition of infections, and prevention of certain diseases. So, LAB have been classified as probiotics. Previous studies have suggested that many LAB strains protect mice against influenza virus. The aim of the new study is to further explore the antiviral effect of LAB.

Key Takeaways:

  • The current seasonal vaccines are readily available but only work well when when vaccine strains and circulating influenza viruses are well matched.
  • The probiotics commonly used to regulate digestive issues can potentially offer protection agains Influenza A
  • After testing on mice in labs, they are beginning to feel confident that these probiotics can be offered in a nasal spray to humans.

"Our study provides evidence that heat-killed lactic acid bacteria could potentially be administered via a nasal spray as a prophylactic drug against non-specific influenza virus infections."

Read more: https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/gsu-lab121317.php

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Can your dog be arrested for using a cannabis extract?
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Date: December 16, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can your dog be arrested for using a cannabis extract?





Thomas McDermott, a Democrat and the Mayor of Hammond, Indiana, brought up the legality of using cannabidiol oil (CBD) for treating his Labrador retriever's arthritis at the BGD Legislative Conference in Indianapolis. At the conference was Republican Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill who last month stated that the use of CBD was illegal in most circumstances in his state after a bill passed to allow epilepsy patients to legally use the oil for seizures. McDermott questioned Hill using a story about his dog that suffered from arthritis, noting that his vet recommended using CBD oil to treat the pain. He mentioned that the oil allowed his dog to move around more easily, had more energy, and had improved appetite. McDermott thought aloud that Hill was "grandstanding" on CBD, but Hill simply stated he was following the law as it was written. When McDermott asked if his dog was breaking the law, Hill responded that the Mayor himself was breaking the law - not the dog. McDermott was upset afterwards that Hill accused him for being a criminal for treating his dog with CBD, and he has no plans to change the therapy for his dog.

Key Takeaways:

  • The owners dog currently used CBD and that is restricted in Indiana for use.
  • The dog is currently on it due to arthritis and it seems to cure his condition.
  • The final conclusion was that the owner was breaking the law, not the dog since the dog has no agency.

"The question Thomas McDermott wanted answered Wednesday doesn’t get asked often during policy discussions in Indiana: Could his Labrador retriever be breaking the law by using a pain remedy extracted from cannabis?"

Read more: https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/12/13/can-your-dog-arrested-using-cannabis-extract/949429001/

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What Are The Health Benefits Of Hemp? You Can Use It In Food, On Your Skin, & So Much More
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Date: November 23, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Health Benefits Of Hemp? You Can Use It In Food, On Your Skin, & So Much More





Though hemp is often associated with a cannabis induced high, the truth is far different. Hemp contains only a small percentage(.03%) of cannabis and does not create a high. So what good is hemp? Hemp can be used as a stress reliever, as hair or skin products, food or even clothing and textile products. While there is still ongoing research and certifications going on, in the United States and abroad, the practical uses of hemp look promising.

Key Takeaways:

  • More and more, eco-conscious millennials are turning to all-natural options for everything from makeup, to cleaning products, to relief from aches and pains
  • The latest all-natural option to hit the scene is hemp, which has tons of health and wellness benefits, and is currently getting a lot of attention for its healing properties
  • Because everyone is different, what works to relieve one person's pain or anxiety might not work for another person

"Reasons hemp is all the rage include its reported ability to reduce anxiety, sooth aches, manage chronic pain, relieve PMS symptoms, moisturize skin, and more — all without the worry of exposing yourself to toxic chemicals."

Read more: https://www.bustle.com/p/what-are-the-health-benefits-of-hemp-you-can-use-it-in-food-on-your-skin-so-much-more-35415

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4 Groundbreaking Studies on Cannabis and Disease
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Date: November 17, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 4 Groundbreaking Studies on Cannabis and Disease





Cannabis is becoming more popular for the treatment of many diseases and ailments. It is becoming legal in more places as well due to studies which show its effectiveness. This talks about four such studies. If you are leery of cannabis this might ease your mind. It is often helpful. Many people swear by it as a treatment. It also doesn't tend to have many negative side effects the way medications can. It is safer.

Key Takeaways:

  • Presently, 29 states and the District of Columbia have regulations in place that allow physicians to recommend medical cannabis to patients, however, dosage and treatment information is lacking.
  • There are currently four medical cannabis clinical trials happening in North America, which are assessing the benefits of medical cannabis on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, PTSD, and brain tumors.
  • Hopefully, these new studies will help researchers and physicians determine exact doseages and treatment applications for specific ailments.

"This study will allow researchers to better understand the potential risks and benefits of cannabis use among veterans with PTSD and aid in cannabis-based decision making among patients and their physicians."

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/4-groundbreaking-studies-on-cannabis-and-disease.html

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How can I protect my eyes from diabetes?
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Date: November 16, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How can I protect my eyes from diabetes?





With the rising in numbers of the disease diabetes, there are more people at risk for becoming blind. Diabetes causes a high risk for blindness, but there are preventative ways in which people can protect themselves from this risk. They need to maintain blood sugar levels, talk to their doctor about overall well-being such as diets, physical activity, and medications. They should not miss appointments with the doctor! A missed appointment could mean missed information. They should refrain from using any kinds of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, as the chemicals can increase risk for damage to the eye. As long as the diabetic person lives a healthy lifestyle and maintains it, they can help prevent or reduce the risk of becoming blind in the future.

Key Takeaways:

  • High blood-glucose levels are responsible for all forms of diabetic eye disease. See your doctor regularly for help with medications, proper eating habits, etc.
  • There are currently 51 million people living with diabetes. India leads the world in prevailance of diabetes, and is expected to worsen by 2030.
  • Astain from alcohol and stop smoking. The harmeful chemicals raise the risk of eye damage which leads to diabetic retinopathy.

"When a person is diagnosed with diabetes, it becomes imperative that one has annual vision tests and eye fundus examination."

Read more: http://www.thehealthsite.com/diseases-conditions/diabetes/how-can-i-protect-my-eyes-from-diabetes-b1117/

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Hemp Oil and Arthritis
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Date: November 13, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Hemp Oil and Arthritis





Inflammation is associated with a host of diseases including cancer and arthritis. There are compounds in food and natural ingredients that can limit the expression of molecules from immune cells thus reducing inflammation. These include the superfood hemp. Hemp has always been associated with marijuana and has typically been under-advertised. With the latest research, compounds in hemp oil are being tested for use in treating arthritis. Currently some DVMs use the oil in supplements to help arthritic pets. It is likely that in the future, this will hold true for people as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hemp oil is seen as a natural ingredient to help with inflammation.
  • One oil in hemp, dihomogamma-linolenic acid, has been shown to promote interleukin and be anti-inflammatory.
  • All of this can help with arthritis in taking away the inflammation and letting the body heal.

"By replacing hundreds of drugs with one simple natural ingredient, like hemp oil, plus an improved diet, arthritis could become a disease of the past and saving consumers millions of dollars in medical bills."

Read more: https://www.marijuanatimes.org/hemp-oil-and-arthritis/

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Arthritis: How changing your diet could ease the pain
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Date: October 29, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Arthritis: How changing your diet could ease the pain





Nearly a quarter of a million people in Ireland live with chronic arthritis of one kind or another. Most drugs that treat these conditions currently work by targeting inflammation caused by the immune system but come with many downsides. Changing your diet could help alleviate some symptoms without the side affects. For osteoarthrisis, work on dieting to lose weight. Extra pounds and a high BMI can cause stress on your joints and the actually releases proteins that cause inflammation. Focus on eating more vegetables, consuming less sugar, take vitamin D, and lowering your overall fat intake to reduce symptoms of arthritis

Key Takeaways:

  • A dietitian may need to be consulted in people with arthritis to reduce pain.
  • Obesity can play a key factor in inflammation with people that have arthritis.
  • Watching what types of fats a person with arthritis consumes is important.

"A diet that is low in fruit and vegetables and high in processed foods promotes inflammation."

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/arthritis-how-changing-your-diet-could-ease-the-pain-36254066.html

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Increasing Rates of Male Infertility + 5 Natural Remedies
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Date: October 02, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Increasing Rates of Male Infertility + 5 Natural Remedies





In the last 40 years sperm counts have dropped by 50 percent among men in North America, Australia, Europe and New Zealand. In North America male infertility is currently 4 to 6 percent, accounting for about one third of cases of couples failing to conceive. Successful treatment of male infertility depends on the root cause. However, there are certain lifestyle changes that can positively affect fertility. These include not smoking, reducing stress, and improving diet by avoiding such things as high-fat processed meats, refined sugars and grains, and caffeine and alcohol.

Key Takeaways:

  • The percentage of male infertility in North America is around 4-6%.
  • Smoking is a key contributor to lower sperm count which and can cause infertility.
  • Stress and obesity can also be contributors and lead to infertility.

"While there are a number of male infertility causes, ranging from hormone imbalances and certain medications to infections and chromosome defects, we’re going to focus on environmental and lifestyle factors today."

Read more: https://draxe.com/male-infertility/

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Turmeric Extract May Help Overcome Chemotherapy Resistance
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Date: September 29, 2017 10:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Turmeric Extract May Help Overcome Chemotherapy Resistance





Researchers are testing the effectiveness of using a turmeric extract to combat resistance for chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer patients. My mother died from pancreatic cancer and from personal experience I know how difficult battling becomes once chemotherapy ceases to work. This study takes a highly potent extract from turmeric that resets the cancerous cells against immunity from chemotherapy. In doing so it helps to reduce the size of the tumor and make chemo a viable treatment option again.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chemo-resistant cancer of the pancreas has recently been shown, by a study in the Journal of Carcinogenesis, to potentially be benefited by a high-potency herbal element, known as BCM-95.
  • Not only is cancer of the pancreas a lethal disease when left untreated, sufferers often manifest chemo-resistance.
  • Often chemo treatments leave cancer stem cells intact, which go on to multiply even faster, creating recurrent cancer.

"The turmeric extract was also able to re-sensitize pancreatic cancer cells to be able to use Gemcitabine — a commonly prescribed chemotherapy regimen that is often resisted — which in turn reduced tumor size."

Read more: http://wholefoodsmagazine.com/news/research/turmeric-extract-chemo-resistance/

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What is Okra Good For? 5 Wonderful Benefits of Okra
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Date: September 21, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What is Okra Good For? 5 Wonderful Benefits of Okra





Okra is a versatile plant that can provide both nutritional as well as health benefits. In terms of cooking, Okra can be prepared to your preference through roasting, boiling, frying or stewing. It can also be steamed to extract a gooey substance that can then be further utilized as a thickener in other recipes.

But Okra also has numerous health benefits as well. It is effective at filtering your blood, aiding in the treatment of kidney deisease. It acts as an antioxidant and is particularly useful in protecting you from liver diseases. It also helps regulate blood sugar levels leading to the belief that it is a viable alternative treatment for those affected by diabetes. It also has been shown to be an effective alternative for treating depression.

But perhaps the most exciting application is the possibility it presents in the treatment of breast cancer. This is currently being studied, but so far it seems that extracts gathered from Okra have shown promise in reducing the growth rate of cancer cells, and in eradicating some existing cancer cells. So this is an exciting development that bears further investigation.

Given the vast list of proven and potential benefits previously listed, Okra seems to be a vegetable that we should all be giving serious consideration to adding to our diets.

Key Takeaways:

  • Okra helps to filter blood and create cleaner blood in the body.
  • Okra is an antioxidant so it helps to keep the body away from diseases such as liver disease.
  • Okra helps to fight depression because it is an antidepressant and can help to increase endorphins.

"Okra extracts were used in a study performed to treat human breast cancer cells due to its high lectin content. The treatment both reduced cancer cell growth by 63 percent and killed 72 percent of the cancer cells."

Read more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgEOZOi-2Uo

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Look At What Happens To Your Body After Eating At Least One Nut A Day!!
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Date: September 16, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Look At What Happens To Your Body After Eating At Least One Nut A Day!!





Eating just one nut a day is very good for you. You can notice changes in your body after eating only one nut a day. A walnut is a very rich food and only a few people eat it regularly. There are so many health benefits that nuts offer. There are vitamins and minerals and antioxidants that are found in nuts. They can help to prevent cancer as well. They help to prevent breast and prostate cancer in particular.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqtDMZ3FO04&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Eating a few nuts can actually promote a healthy body for people everywhere. Try to eat at least one nut a day to receive these benefits.
  • Take a look at a video to get to know more about the diet. Nuts are a prominent feature of many diets that are currently out on the market.
  • People have reported good results after they have tried these nuts for themselves. That is a great choice and one that could help people get healthier too.

"Undoubtedly, ingredients enough to transform this food into an ingredient that we must add to our meals."

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How safe are heartburn medications and who should use them?
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Date: August 11, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How safe are heartburn medications and who should use them?





Heartburn medications that are currently prescribed might not be the most effective in treating heartburn. Many people suffer from heartburn and many of those people are prescribed what is known as "protein pump inhibitors." These medications prevent stomach cells from producing stomach acid, which causes heartburn. However, these medications often need to be taken for long periods of time and may lead to early death. While studies show proton pump inhibitors are effective at reducing heartburn, one study found a small increased risk of early death for those taking these medications and other studies have linked negative side effects, like vitamin B12 deficiency, to proton pump inhibitors. Nevertheless, the benefits outweigh the risks. Yet, it seems as though too many proton pump inhibitors are being prescribed than are necessary. Therefore, only those suffering from extreme heartburn should be prescribed proton pump inhibitors, as they can be very beneficial to treating their condition.

Key Takeaways:

  • Acid reflux is classified in two types, one with clear erosions and non-erosive.
  • Protien pump inhibitor doses of 5 mg a day were effective in significantly improving symptons in non-erosive reflux.
  • Protein pump inhibitors should not be used for extended time periods and only when necessary, as many are over prescribed and used indefinitely.

"A study found these drugs were very effective for treating reflux disease, with eight weeks of therapy with standard (once daily) dosing healing acid damage in more than 80% of patients."

Read more: http://theconversation.com/how-safe-are-heartburn-medications-and-who-should-use-them-80809

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Hemp 101: What It Is, And How It Can Save The World
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Date: August 11, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Hemp 101: What It Is, And How It Can Save The World





Many people believe that hemp and marijuana are the same substance, but they are more like cousins than brother and sister. This is important to note since the uses of hemp are many and the effects on our environment and economy could be great. In the attached article, the author provides an overview of the historical and current uses of the hemp plant, describes the misunderstanding of its properties and details the legal and political obstacles its use has met. The author recommends that US farmers and manufacturers continue to work toward removal of growing restrictions and increased use of hemp in industrial and commercial applications.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although hemp and weed are from the same cannabis species, hemp actually contains less than 1% of THC.
  • Hemp has many environmental benefits and its products can compete with the plastic industry.
  • If we educate our legislators on the benefits of hemp, we have the potential to save the Earth.

"Hemp won’t get you high, after all, but it seems to carry the same controversy as weed does."

Read more: http://weeddaily.net/hemp-101-save-world/

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Does sugar cause many of our current diseases?
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Date: August 11, 2017 07:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Does sugar cause many of our current diseases?





Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is currently found in millions of people. This disease is caused by consuming sugar. Drug companies make billions of dollars selling us drugs to combat this illness. However, if you change the food that you consume, you can control this disease without drugs. Drugs should not be used to manage illnesses that reflect poor life style choices. Only a halthy liver can successfully carry out all of the metabolic functions it was designed to perform. Eat right and you won't need the drugs.

Read more: Does sugar cause many of our current diseases?

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Editorial: How Republicans came to love hemp
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Date: August 05, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Editorial: How Republicans came to love hemp





Republicans came to love hemp very much. Hemp looks just like marijuana but it does not make you high. The world appears to be turned upside down now because there are republicans that are supporting hemp. But, not just any kind of cannabis. The kind that has been endorsed in known as industrial hemp. Hemp is a very strong thing. The seeds can actually be eaten or turned into many different things. They have been used to create beauty products.

Key Takeaways:

  • Republican legislators are legalizing the growing of hemp by American farmers.
  • Farmers will not grow hemp crops unless there is a market to sell their products.
  • Commercial hemp farming operations are currently restricted by controlled substance laws

"The United States imports upwards of $600 million worth of hemp-based products each year — so American law allows hemp products, it just doesn’t make it easy for American companies to make them."

Read more: http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-how-republicans-came-to-love-hemp/article_b9116c36-a706-536e-9c0c-e9f0fa3cacee.html

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5 Reasons Food is More Effective than Medicine
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Date: July 29, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Reasons Food is More Effective than Medicine





A whole foods diet is one in which foods are eaten in their natural, minimally processed state. There is scientific evidence that diets incorporating plants and un-processed ingredients are correlated with reduced disease. This is particularly true in cases of the modern ills of humanity including high blood pressure, cancer, and current childhood disorders like ADHD. By avoiding processed foods and incorporating more plant foods into the diet, disease can be prevented, halted, and even reversed.

Key Takeaways:

  • The food choices we make can either contribute to our good health or to our sickness.
  • Plant-based foods allow us to sustain our optimal health and are also very enjoyable to consume.
  • We need a lot of wholefood variety in our diets so that the nutrients we consume can work together synergisticly for our good health.

"The food choices we make will either feed our health or our sickness, and there is a growing body of evidence that suggests the key to improving the chronic diseases of the world can be found in the produce section of your local grocery store."

Read more: http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=9772&catId=2

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Help, and hope: Could cannabis possibly help fight cancer?
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Date: July 21, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Help, and hope: Could cannabis possibly help fight cancer?





Cancer is a deadly condition claiming the lives of far too many people. There are treatments for cancer, but currently there is no cure. But, scientists, researchers, and medical professionals are all looking at cannabis as a potential cure for cancer. Could the time for a cure for cancer be now, all with thanks to an herb that's been illegal for so long now? Find out all the details about the new cannabis research that suggest the cure may be near.

Key Takeaways:

  • The cannabis oils he uses contain concentrated amounts of two plant compounds: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of marijuana that gets you high, and cannabidiol (CBD)
  • The truth is, as much as is known about cannabis and its effects on the human body, little is known regarding its safety and effectiveness in fighting cancer.
  • Confusion about cannabis and cancer is deepened by a lack of scientific evidence, despite wild, anecdotal claims of its curative powers found on the internet.

"The combination of both (CBD and THC) causes apoptosis; cannabis tends to go to cancer cells weakened due to chemotherapy and causes them to kill themselves,"

Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/13/cancer-journal-cannabis/

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Treating Painful Fibromyalgia Symptoms With Cannabis
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Date: July 18, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Treating Painful Fibromyalgia Symptoms With Cannabis





Cannabis may serve as a treatment for those people suffering from Fibromyalgia. Many current patients suffering from this have no seen very much help through convention treatments, like therapy and medication. If the treatments do reduce the symptom of Fibromyalgia, they're usually accompanied by adverse side affects. All the symptoms that have arisen from Firbromyalgia have been reduced, studies show. The symptoms of pain, sleep disturbance, migraines, and fatigues, along with many other, have been shown to be reduced with cannobinoid treatment. Although studies are not conclusive, cannabis rich treatments for Fibromyalgia have been highly successful in many patients.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fibromyalgia symptoms include chronic, diffuse pain, migraines, sleep disturbance and irritable bowel.
  • Abnormal processing of pain signals, via the nervous system, is a feature of a sub-type of the disease, called Myofascial Pain Syndrome.
  • Enhanced relaxation, better sleep and less stiffness were notable take-aways for research subjects of one Spanish study, using unconventional treatment for people with the disease.

"A small group of fibromyalgia patients who received daily doses of THC and no other pain medications reported a significant reduction in daily recorded pain."

Read more: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2017/07/treating-painful-fibromyalgia-symptoms-with-cannabis/

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