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6 Health benefits to make you love manuka honey (if you don'talready) Darrell Miller 5/6/19
Is celery the powerful anti-cancer weapon we have all been waitingfor? Darrell Miller 4/27/19
Pomegranate can prevent the growth and spread of four common typesof cancer cells Darrell Miller 4/26/19
Researchers reveal how the common curry spice turmeric kills coloncancer cells Darrell Miller 4/19/19
Why maca is one of the best natural remedies for fertility problems Darrell Miller 2/15/19
New study links negative mood with higher levels of inflammation Darrell Miller 1/5/19
Milk thistle shows promise in treating liver cancer VitaNet, LLC Staff 10/10/18
A natural sugar molecule, D-ribose, found to improve heart function and blood flow Darrell Miller 7/4/18
Will CBD Oil Help Me Sleep? Darrell Miller 5/31/18
Vitamin B6 Benefits, Food Sources, Dietary Allowance & Deficiency Darrell Miller 5/22/18
What Happens to Your Brain When You Go on a Diet Darrell Miller 9/27/17
These 6 Essential Oils Work Like Valium For Your Anxiety Darrell Miller 8/29/17
Get Rid Of Gray Hair And Cover Them Naturally With This New Method!! Darrell Miller 7/14/17
Sleep: How much you really need? Darrell Miller 7/9/17
What Happens to Our Bodies in Space? Darrell Miller 6/20/17
TAKE THIS and you will sleep almost instantly and wake up refreshed. Amazing! Darrell Miller 5/25/17
Diabetes management: How lifestyle, daily routine affect blood sugar Darrell Miller 5/17/17
'Good' bacteria is potential solution to unchecked inflammation seen in bowel diseases Darrell Miller 3/16/17
7 of the Best Foods to Fight Inflammation Darrell Miller 2/28/17
A way out of the junk-food eating cycle Darrell Miller 2/7/17
5 Very Good Reasons To Drink Licorice Root Tea Darrell Miller 12/25/16
Do You Know The Benefits Of Olive Leaf Extract? Darrell Miller 12/20/16
Heart health: Dates can boost it while lowering bad cholesterol Darrell Miller 12/10/16
How to Boost the Female Egg Health with these Rich Vitamin Foods Darrell Miller 11/25/16
Gut bacteria unleash anti-aging power of pomegranates Darrell Miller 11/21/16
For an energy boost, do this Darrell Miller 11/19/16
One plants broad based attack against cancer Darrell Miller 8/16/16
Does Melatonin Decline As We Age? Darrell Miller 9/22/15
What is the Krebs cycle and why is it important? Darrell Miller 8/16/15
Thyroid Health and Selenium Darrell Miller 8/12/15
Can 5-HTP Help with Sleep? Darrell Miller 5/26/14
Can Glutamine Improve Nitrogen Balance in the Body? Darrell Miller 5/7/14
Does Bilberry Have Healing Properties? Darrell Miller 3/28/14
What Are The Health Benefits Of Coconut Sugar? Darrell Miller 3/16/14
Why Take An L-Arginine And L-Citrulline Amino Acid Complex? Darrell Miller 1/18/14
Benefits of herb chaste berry for women Darrell Miller 1/17/14
Melatonin CAn Help You Sleep Better in a natural way Darrell Miller 12/22/13
Health Benefits of Vitex Darrell Miller 12/20/13
What Are The Health Benefits Of The Herb Motherwort? Darrell Miller 11/29/13
5-HTP and how it can help promote natural sleep patterns. Darrell Miller 11/27/13
Did You Know Alpha Lipoic Acid Is the Best Antioxidant Out There? Darrell Miller 11/18/13
How Does Chlorella Improve Your Health? Darrell Miller 11/4/13
L-glutamine as we age! Darrell Miller 6/1/13
CoQ10: What You Ought to Know about This Substance? Darrell Miller 3/26/13
Can Melatonin Be Used For Fibromyalgia? Darrell Miller 12/28/12
Melatonin Overdose Darrell Miller 12/27/12
Can Melatonin Increase Prolactin? Darrell Miller 12/22/12
Benefits of wild yam to women Darrell Miller 12/21/12
Can Melatonin Help Me Sleep? Darrell Miller 12/20/12
Health benefits of triphala Darrell Miller 8/7/12



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6 Health benefits to make you love manuka honey (if you don'talready)
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Date: May 06, 2019 03:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 6 Health benefits to make you love manuka honey (if you don'talready)





Manuka honey is touted as a super food due to its numerous therapeutic benefits. Manuka honey is a strong antibacterial that can strengthen your immune system during flu season and all year-round. Because of its antimicrobial properties, manuka honey is particularly effective in soothing sore throats. Manuka honey is also quite good for oral health and can be used to prevent gingivitis. When purchasing manuka honey, be sure there is a UMF rating on the packaging, which shows that it has been tested for purity. A high UMF rating correlates to strong antibacterial properties and a potent flavor.

Key Takeaways:

  • Manuka honey should always be available in the home because it is important for boosting the immune system due to the various antibacterial properties it possesses.
  • It has been shown by research that Manuka honey is effective against staph infections like MRSA due to its ability to interfere with the cell cycle of the bacteria.
  • Manuka oil can not only fight against the bacteria that is causing sore throat when one has an infection, it acts as a relief to the throat itself.

"Manuka honey is a unique kind of honey from New Zealand. It comes from the manuka tree and has many therapeutic properties."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-07-health-benefits-to-make-you-love-manuka-honey.html

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Is celery the powerful anti-cancer weapon we have all been waitingfor?
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Date: April 27, 2019 09:53 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is celery the powerful anti-cancer weapon we have all been waitingfor?





Celery is known for being a low calorie vegetable that is also a good source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. However, the biggest (and perhaps most overlooked) health benefit of celery lies in its cancer-fighting properties. Two important antioxidants found in celery - apigenin and luteolin - are the key. Among other benefits, Apigenin has been shown to inhibit the growth of tumors, while Luteolin interferes with cancer cells' replication cycles. Whether you eat it raw or incorporate it into smoothies, soups or stews, celery doesn't just taste good, it can extend your life.

Key Takeaways:

  • Celery has enjoyed status as a natural medicinal treatment modality since the ninth century.
  • Celery is water-rich and hydrating, but also bursting with nutrients, such as fiber, vitamins, enzymes, minerals and antioxidants.
  • Study has shown that apigenin, which is present in celery, inhibits the expression of a protein that normally allows cancer to break down and invade tissue.

"Research has shown that celery contains two important antioxidants, called apigenin and luteolin, which have exhibited some potent chemopreventive effects."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-06-is-celery-the-powerful-anti-cancer-weapon-we-have-all-been-waiting-for.html

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Pomegranate can prevent the growth and spread of four common typesof cancer cells
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Date: April 26, 2019 02:26 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Pomegranate can prevent the growth and spread of four common typesof cancer cells





There is a protective enzyme within pomegranate that is known scientifically as paraoxonase-1 (PON-1), and it has the ability to block oxidative stress that promote DNA mutations. These DNA mutations are often what lead to a cancer diagnosis. More research determined that not only does pomegranate help block gene mutations, but it can also stop the replication cycle of cancer cells in which they grow at alarming rates. Not only can it help disrupt this cycle, but it can also kill some cells altogether.

Key Takeaways:

  • The US centers of disease control states that the incidence of cancer is expected to go up by about 24 percent in men and 21 percent in women.
  • There is now the need for more novel and more proactive methods of treating cancer, based on the grim statistics, and pomegranate is one of those promises.
  • Pomegranate benefits does not lie only in the fact that it contains antioxidant polyphenols for combating oxidative stress but also has multiple actions against cancer cells.

"In one study, a cup of day of pomegranate juice lowered inflammatory markers – such as C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 – in diabetic patients."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/pomegranate-cancer-cells-2628.html

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Researchers reveal how the common curry spice turmeric kills coloncancer cells
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Date: April 19, 2019 02:20 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Researchers reveal how the common curry spice turmeric kills coloncancer cells





Studies are now showing that turmeric, which is a common spice found in curry, can actually help kill off colon cancer cells to help the disease from progressing. They believe that these healing properties are due to the curcumin content that is found within the spice itself. If you're searching for ways to take in adequate amounts of turmeric, try consuming turmeric tea. For a more savory option, turmeric tastes fantastic when sprinkled on roasted produce.

Key Takeaways:

  • Turmeric, a spice, is known for its use in making curry but also for its distinctive taste and use for various pharmacological purposes.
  • It has been confirmed that turmeric has a powerful compound, curcumin, that makes it have a powerful punch against cancer by inducing apoptosis and cell cycle arrest.
  • The third most common cause of deaths related to cancer is colon cancer. It is very difficult to diagnose because the symptoms only appear at the late stage.

"In this study, published in the journal Nutrition Research, the researchers hypothesized that curcumin-induced ROS works against colon cancer by promoting apoptosis and inhibiting the cell cycle. They tested this through in vitro experiments involving Smd4 and p53 mutated HT-29 colon adenocarcinoma cells."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-27-common-curry-spice-turmeric-kills-colon-cancer-cells.html

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Why maca is one of the best natural remedies for fertility problems
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Date: February 15, 2019 09:38 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why maca is one of the best natural remedies for fertility problems





In recent years, a very large focus has gone into using herbs and supplements to help boost problems humans are facing today. This article specifically touches on the herb maca and has been said to help aid in both physical and mental health, but can it help with fertility? It explores the possibility that by consuming this herb your sexual health and ability to reproduce can increase as well as help stabilize your bodies natural cycle. Additionally, it provides a few ways in which you can ultimately consume it.

Key Takeaways:

  • Maca or Peruvian ginseng is known to have several uses which some include addressing fertility problems and boosting the sexual function.
  • First, the roots of the maca are planted and then harvested in a ceremony that coincides with the cyclical cadence of the earth.
  • Some of the ways the flavorful maca is used for are for consumption as tea, eaten with milk as a sweet gruel, and used to make cakes.

"Maca is a tuber native to South America and it is considered an Andean miracle food."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-10-why-maca-is-one-of-the-best-natural-remedies-for-fertility-problems.html

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New study links negative mood with higher levels of inflammation
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Date: January 05, 2019 02:26 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: New study links negative mood with higher levels of inflammation





New research from Penn State University has shown that being in a negative mood can be linked with higher levels of inflammation and may be a signal of poor health. Inflammation is a contributing factor to many diseases such as diabetes and cancer. These negative emotions include sadness, anger, and depression. 220 participants reported on their moods and blood samples were taken to measure the inflammation present in the body. This was the first study to research how the two are linked. The long-term goal of the researchers is that the information will eventually lead to insights into how interventions can improve mood and ability to cope with stress. That will in turn help break the cycle of disease associated with inflammation.

Key Takeaways:

  • This study involved 220 participants and was carried out by researchers from Penn State University. Participants were required to record their mood five times a day.
  • Apart from recording negative or positive moods, blood samples were also taken from the participants to measure the levels of C-reactive proteins and 7 inflammatory cytokines.
  • According to the study there was a relationship found between moods and levels of inflammatory biomarkers. The more negative the mood, the higher the levels of inflammatory biomarkers.

"New US research has found that a negative mood, such as feeling sad or angry, may be linked with higher levels of inflammation and may be a sign of poor health."

Read more: https://www.malaymail.com/s/1705392/new-study-links-negative-mood-with-higher-levels-of-inflammation

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Milk thistle shows promise in treating liver cancer
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Date: October 10, 2018 03:26 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Milk thistle shows promise in treating liver cancer





Milk thistle shows promise in treating liver cancer

When it comes to treating liver cancer, milk thistle my be the key. For yes this prickly, purple plant has been used for good liver function and is sought out for its anti inflammatory and antimicrobial qualities. This plant extracts silibinin which has anti-cancer effects on cancer cells. It also inhibits the cancer cells cycle and increases the death of cancer cells. This plant also has another compound called silymarin which is supposed to be more enriching than Vitamin E.

Key Takeaways:

  • The bottom line is that all of these new developments have been proven to help at least one person.
  • When you are dealing with such a serious disease, sometimes an unconventional method can really help someone.
  • Be creative in your approach to make yourself feel better as it is your own body.

"New studies have shown that the protective benefits of milk thistle are far greater than conventional scientists could have ever imagined."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-16-milk-thistle-shows-promise-in-treating-liver-cancer.html

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A natural sugar molecule, D-ribose, found to improve heart function and blood flow
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Date: July 04, 2018 09:54 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A natural sugar molecule, D-ribose, found to improve heart function and blood flow





A natural sugar molecule, D-ribose, found to improve heart function and blood flow

D-Ribose is a simple sugar molecule that plays an important role in energy metabolism within your body by helping to produce cellular energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Oxidative stress can deplete ATP, which can then cause further stress, in a vicious cycle for your heart. However, D-Ribose supplements can restore levels of ATP, which can improve heart function and exercise endurance in cardiac patients. Infusion of D-Ribose after a cardiac event may even be able to prevent dangerous ischemia reperfusion injuries.

Key Takeaways:

  • D-Ribose is a sugar molecule that plays a key role in producing cellular energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
  • Supplementary D-Ribose can replenish depleted ATP in cardiac patients, improving heart function and exercise endurance.
  • Injections of D-Ribose can help to limit ischemic reperfusion injuries that can occur in the wake of a heart attack or stroke.

"With one occurring every 40 seconds in America, you likely know more than a few people who have experienced one."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-07-01-natural-sugar-molecule-d-ribose-improve-heart-function-and-blood-flow.html

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Will CBD Oil Help Me Sleep?
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Date: May 31, 2018 05:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Will CBD Oil Help Me Sleep?





Will CBD Oil Help Me Sleep?

Insomnia affects one-third of Americans. That shows many people are not having good sleep quality. CBD oil can help in this regard. It helps you to enter and maintain the non-REM phase of sleep (the deep sleep phase) while reducing the duration of the REM phase (the light sleep phase where dreams take place). The benefits are a marked increase in overall sleep quality and reduction of symptoms of depression and anxiety. So, even if you live in a very noisy environment, CBD oil can help you get that needed sleep. But before you chose on which oil to use, you should go for one that is environmentally-friendly and not made with toxic chemicals. Check whether the manufacturer allows third party lab testing. Also, the higher the price, the higher is the quality.

Key Takeaways:

  • Entering sleep in a fuzzy state, where your exhaustion has depleted your ability to even focus, is actually counterproductive, as the body has difficulty entering the non-REM, or deep sleep.
  • Using CBD oil actually cuts short the Rem sleep cycle, allowing you to enter deep and truly restful non-rem sleep.
  • Judicious use of CBD oil should serve to put your brain on a more focused mode during the day and a more restful one during sleep hours.

"It may sound weird, but CBD is actually known to promote alertness, and thanks to that, it helps us sleep better."

Read more: http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/will-cbd-oil-help-sleep/2018/05/29

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Vitamin B6 Benefits, Food Sources, Dietary Allowance & Deficiency
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Date: May 22, 2018 05:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin B6 Benefits, Food Sources, Dietary Allowance & Deficiency





Vitamin B6 Benefits, Food Sources, Dietary Allowance & Deficiency

Pyridoxamine (aka Vitamin B6) is a water soluble vitamin of the B Complex family with a range of important nervous system and stress regulation functions. B6 helps regular immunity, protect the skin, prevent cognitive decline (especially in seniors) and provide for a steady, healthy emotional state and sleep cycle. Foods rich in B6 run the gamut from plant-based sources like chickpeas, tofu, brown rice and avocados to beef liver, chicken breast, yellow tuna and other animal sources.

Key Takeaways:

  • There is a correlation between lower cognitive function and homocysteine, which vitamin B6 can help.
  • This vitamin can help create hemoglobin which helps reduce the risk of anemia or anemic symptoms.
  • Vitamin B6 can help reduce signs of aging due to it preventing conditions such as dry skin.

"In the research test groups, it was shown that Vitamin B6 benefits cognitive health in such a way that it can significantly reduce serum total homocysteine (tHcy) levels. This process is especially helpful when B6 is taken in supplement form; even then, it can better aid cognitive health when used alongside additional vitamins such as B12."

Read more: https://healthyfoodmaster.com/vitamin-b6-benefits-food-sources-dietary-allowance-deficiency/

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What Happens to Your Brain When You Go on a Diet
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Date: September 27, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Happens to Your Brain When You Go on a Diet





People often go on diets because they want to lose weight. A good way to diet is by just substituting what you eat with healthier things. It's not good to eat much less, though, because your body needs certain nutrients and a certain amount of calories. This tells you what can happen to your brain if you do choose to diet. It might make you think a bit before doing so or at least before choosing an extreme one.

Key Takeaways:

  • Body weight is regulated by the brain and this is why diets don't work.When you are on a diet and your weight starts to change, your brain gets this signal and pushes back to maintain the old weight.
  • The hypothalamus in your brain controls your body temperature and acts as a thermostat but it also regulates body fat. Your brain establishes, what is referred to, as a set point weight.
  • To lower your set point weight over time, eat a healthy diet of unrefined, lower calorie and simple foods. Plus, lower stress and exercise. This will help lower and maintain your weight.

"In fact, though the risks of yo-yo dieting have been contested, one 2016 study found that repeatedly going through these starvation cycles prompts your body to gain more weight."

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/what-happens-your-brain-when-you-go-diet-ncna802626?cid=public-rss_20170920

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These 6 Essential Oils Work Like Valium For Your Anxiety
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Date: August 29, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: These 6 Essential Oils Work Like Valium For Your Anxiety





There are 6 essential oils that work like Valium for your anxiety. Bergamot is one of these essential oils that people can use. Bergamot is a very sweet fruit and it is a part of the citrus family. It makes for a very good and calming oil. It has soothing and moos boosting properties. There have been studies done on this that have shown its healing properties. Orange is another essential oil that will work great for healing anxiety.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are six essential oils other than lavender & chamomile that are supremely effective for anxiety: bergamot, orange, geranium, rose, clary sage, and cedarwood.
  • Studies of these oils in clinical settings have revealed that they appear to significantly reduce anxiety.
  • You can use these oils personally to lower your anxiety by: mixing with coconut oil and applying to body and face; infusing the air with the scent; and, applying diluted oil to pressure points.

"Geranium essential oil has been found to have both calming and refreshing properties, and it may especially help to soothe anxiety in women during those especially trying times in our monthly cycles."

Read more: http://www.thealternativedaily.com/essential-oils-that-work-like-valium-for-anxiety/

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Get Rid Of Gray Hair And Cover Them Naturally With This New Method!!
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Date: July 14, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Get Rid Of Gray Hair And Cover Them Naturally With This New Method!!





We are all trying to look younger than we really are. Many of us color our hair to keep the gray away, but there is a natural option that works on dark colored hair that might be more appealing. Using coffee and black tea, along with water, you can create a concoction that can be sprayed on hair and will help cover gray. This can be done once a week to keep the dark color. It might be a better option for some since it uses no chemicals and will not damage the hair like hair dyes will. Try it to see if it's appropriate for your needs.

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

Key Takeaways:

  • Gray hairs are a natural part of the human life cycle.
  • Hair graying is associated with aging, and isn't something you need to accept.
  • There are ways to knock out the gray hairs with natural techniques. You need to read the steps in order to get the technique down perfect, though.

"If you are already one of the people who already has gray hair, we will recommend an excellent natural recipe to cover the hair in a natural way."

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Sleep: How much you really need?
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Date: July 09, 2017 07:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Sleep: How much you really need?





Sleep is vitally important to our health and well being. Even if you lose one hour of sleep it can impact how your overall day will be. If a individual suffers from insomnia there are some creative ways to help them fall asleep. If you are in a different time zone it will take two weeks for your body to adjust to the sleep pattern. It is not the quantity of sleep that makes you rested, but the quality of sleep the person receives that makes them feel rested. Despite rumors, you may not "catch up" on sleep on the weekend if you missed sleep during the week. In fact, over sleeping on the weekend can further disrupt the sleep cycle on Sunday night when the person needs to wake up early the following Monday morning.

Read more: Sleep: How much you really need?

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What Happens to Our Bodies in Space?
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Date: June 20, 2017 11:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Happens to Our Bodies in Space?





Space travel could become a real viable option for most people in the very near future. But, you may ask, what kind of health problems can arise from traveling in outer space? Well, nutrition for one, could be an area of concern in space travel, since most food would consist of re-hydrated food pouches. Fresh foods during space travel are rare, so vitamins are a must to ensure proper health is maintained. Another health concern for a space traveler may be hygiene. While on board a space flight, water is limited. Showering and changing clothes daily may not be an option. Water is precious and even urine is recycled and reused. In addition, a person's mental health will certainly be tested from being in such a small confined area during the journey. Sleeping, as well, takes a little more thought, since falling asleep without being tethered could cause one to be injured or even float away! Lastly, the main health concern would probably be radiation exposure which could lead to cancer or "space brain," a condition that causes brain damage. These areas of health concern would need to be considered before deciding if boarding the next spacecraft is the right choice for your one of a kind vacation in the near future. Happy travels!!

Read more: What Happens to Our Bodies in Space?

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TAKE THIS and you will sleep almost instantly and wake up refreshed. Amazing!
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Date: May 25, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: TAKE THIS and you will sleep almost instantly and wake up refreshed. Amazing!





For those millions of people that have trouble sleeping, there is a natural remedy that is only comprised of three ingredients and can make you fall asleep quickly and safely as it relaxes your body. This recipe contains the natural ingredients of one tablespoon of coconut oil, one eight of a teaspoon of salt, and a quarter teaspoon of raw honey. This mixture is best taken before bedtime and can be taken two different ways. First, you can combine all ingredients and then consume a glass of water. Or, you can consume the honey and oil separately and then consume water with salt. All three ingredients help play a separate role in helping you sleep as they help secrete hormones to hep you sleep and make you wake up feeling better the next day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKmpLC4Vr5c&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Millions of individuals suffer from sleep deprivation, due to insomnia, and other sleep-related issues.
  • One purported natural cure for insomnia involves the use honey, sea salt and coconut oil.
  • An easily prepared combination of these ingredients acts to lessen the effects of cortisol spikes, which can adversely affect sleep cycles.

"There is a completely natural remedy that will restore your sleep and will help you wake up fresh and in a good mood."

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Diabetes management: How lifestyle, daily routine affect blood sugar
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Date: May 17, 2017 08:45 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Diabetes management: How lifestyle, daily routine affect blood sugar





If you have diabetes, you'll need to learn about and control several factors in your life if you want to control your blod sugar. Eat low carb, small portion meals timed around when you need your medicine. Stay hydrated and avoid sugary drinks. Develop an exercise plan with your doctor, then make an exercise schedule to incorporate it into your life. Frequently check your blood sugar, store your insulin propertly, and keep your doctor updated on any changes. Don't make changes to your diet or your insulin intake when you are ill. Talk to your doctor before drinking alcohol. Watch for cycles of erratic blood sugar during menstruation or if you have menopause. Lastly, log your stress level every time you take your insulin.

Key Takeaways:

  • Be aware of food portions and intake of good carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables, and make necessary modifications to your diet.
  • Develop an exercise plan with your doctor, making sure to discuss healthy blood sugar levels and being prepared if levels suddenly drop, and staying hydrated.
  • Discuss new medications with your doctor while taking insulin, and discuss issues with insulin if blood sugar levels drop too low or need adjusting.

"As much as possible, plan for every meal to have a good mix of starches, fruits and vegetables, proteins and fats."

Read more: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/in-depth/diabetes-management/art-20047963

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'Good' bacteria is potential solution to unchecked inflammation seen in bowel diseases
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Date: March 16, 2017 01:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 'Good' bacteria is potential solution to unchecked inflammation seen in bowel diseases





Valuable microscopic organisms might be the way to turning around a cycle of gut irritation found in certain fiery inside ailments, College of North Carolina Lineberger Far reaching Tumor Center scientists have found. Scientists found that including back a sort of advantageous microscopic organisms that ordinarily develops in the gut can help end this cycle, recommending another treatment for incendiary inside ailment. The two most basic fiery entrail infections, Crohn's illness, and ulcerative colitis influence an expected 1.6 million individuals in the Unified States, as indicated by the Crohns and Colitis Establishment of America. They trust their discoveries could conceivably prompt to medications for individuals with fiery gut illnesses with diminished NLRP12 expression. You can focus on the irritation that downstream of NLRP12 with mitigating medications, or you could simply nourish the creatures particular microscopic organisms that advantage, and it causes a move that made them less defenseless to the ailment.

Key Takeaways:

  • Scientists know that these diseases involve an abnormal reaction of the immune system to food, bacteria or other materials in the intestines.
  • researchers found that adding back a type of beneficial bacteria that normally grows in the gut can help end this cycle, suggesting a new treatment for inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Beneficial bacteria may be the key to helping to reverse a cycle of gut inflammation

"NLRP12 has been known to suppress inflammatory signals to prevent an overactive immune response. But an analysis uncovered low levels of NLRP12 in twins with ulcerative colitis, but not in paired twins without the disease. And in mouse models that lacked this protein, they found higher levels of inflammation in the colon."

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170313135055.htm

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7 of the Best Foods to Fight Inflammation
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Date: February 28, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 of the Best Foods to Fight Inflammation





Research has shown that inflammation is to blame for a majority of health issues. Inflammation, in turn, is closely related to the foods that we consume in our diets. Highly acidic foods and those with lots of sugar can throw off our body’s balance, which uses inflammation as a way to fight for normality. If you want to end the cycle of inflammation and health problems, try eating more fresh vegetables and avoiding overly processed foods. Make your diet high in leafy greens, turmeric, fish oils, nuts, and coconut oil, and you will see fewer health problems.

Key Takeaways:

  • Our bodies need a very specific pH balance to function and maintain homeostasis.
  • Consuming highly acidic foods on a regular basis can cause chronic symptom of inflammation.
  • The ideal diets should be 80 percent alkaline foods and 20 percent acidic foods. Add these 7 most anti-inflammatory foods in your diets.

"Our bodies need a very specific pH balance to function and maintain homeostasis."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.popsugar.com/fitness/Best-Foods-Fight-Inflammation-43200727&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNETdQ8wATjjik5NROuvd31wm5dE2w

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A way out of the junk-food eating cycle
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Date: February 07, 2017 05:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A way out of the junk-food eating cycle





It may seem like it impossible to not eat junk food, but you can break the cycle. One of the main reasons people reach for junk food is because of learned ques. By trying to retrain yourself you may be able to break these bad habits. This is what new research shows, you may be able to beat these feelings.

A way out of the junk-food eating cycle

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5 Very Good Reasons To Drink Licorice Root Tea
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Date: December 25, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Very Good Reasons To Drink Licorice Root Tea





I love tea that has good benefits, but unfortunately I love all tea except for the flavor this one has. It makes me gag. Although, I need to somehow overcome and try to drink this, as it really helps with a few things I struggle with. For example, my menstrual cycle is painful and very heavy, irregular as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • Licorice is something you’ll always find in my grandma’s house. When we suffered from a sore, scratchy throat, she’d always give us a candy.
  • At the time, it seemed like a good trade off to me. As I grew older, I wasn’t exactly a fan of licorice, but my grandma will forever love it.
  • Wherever I travel to, I track down a type of licorice she has never tried before. Most recently, I found a bag of licorice salt water taffy from the east coast of Canada.

"Licorice is something you’ll always find in my grandma’s house. When we suffered from a sore, scratchy throat, she’d always give us a candy."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.thealternativedaily.com/reasons-to-drink-licorice-root-tea/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNH46iowfGC_Uebzyh_8E_WstHEHJA

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Do You Know The Benefits Of Olive Leaf Extract?
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Date: December 20, 2016 06:08 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Do You Know The Benefits Of Olive Leaf Extract?

Olive leaf extract offers several health benefits that you cannot get from other types of extracts. It has a wide range of unique health properties that work against symptoms and diseases. Here are some of the major benefits.

Prevention and inhibition of cancer

One of the major benefits of olive leaf extract is that it has the ability to offer protection against breast cancer. The good thing is that it helps prevention of the escalation of the problem at an early stage in its growth cycle.

Boost development of bones

Olive oil extract helps in stimulation of the production of bone building cells also referred as osteoblasts. This helps in prevention of the loss of bone density and helps in fighting osteoporosis.

Antibacterial and antiviral properties

The compounds found in olive leaf extract contain a unique feature that makes it have the ability to fight against different microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria. The compounds impair viruses, thus making them lack the ability to develop amino acids. This makes it impossible for them to reproduce and multiply. These compounds act against microorganisms in a way that antibiotics cannot.

Antioxidant effect

Olive leaf extract has several phenols, which are antioxidants that help in neutralizing the action of free radicals. Free radicals refer to active substances that destroy the process of DNA creation.

Anti inflammatory properties

Another common use of the olive oil extract is that it helps in treatment of various infections in the body. Oleuropein which is one of its major compound has anti microbial activity that helps reduce and boost inflammation. This means that it helps in reducing inflammation in the body.

Lower blood pressure

Studies have showed that oleuropein has the ability to relax your blood vessels, reduce blood pressure and helps in prevention of blood clot formation. It also helps stop irregular heartbeat, balance blood sugar levels and improve flow of blood in the coronary arteries.


References

https://draxe.com/olive-leaf-benefits/

www.about-olive-leaf-extract.com/benefits-of-olive-leaf-extract.html

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Heart health: Dates can boost it while lowering bad cholesterol
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Date: December 10, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Heart health: Dates can boost it while lowering bad cholesterol





Dates have some amazing health benefits which make it a must to eat them daily. Even consuming three dates a day, can improve your health drastically, and also boost your immune system, while keeping health disorders and ailments at bay. Know health benefits of dragon fruit Dates help in increasing the iron levels in your blood which aids in curbing anemia. Next time you feel completely exhausted, you know what to have to regain your energy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Dates have some amazing health benefits which makes it a must to eat them daily.
  • Dates help in boosting the iron levels in your blood which aids in curbing anaemia. This fruit is extremely beneficial for women as they lose blood every month because of their menstrual cycles.
  • Anaemia leaves one feeling tired and exhausted. You can replenish the iron deficiency in your blood just by popping in some dates on the daily.

"Dates are fibrous; the fibres it got are soluble which aids in grasping more water in the digestive tract which combats constipation."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.ibtimes.co.in/heart-health-dates-can-boost-it-while-lowering-bad-cholesterol-706016&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNF0PpUYzztxAKhqaibI2FHU_vE-5Q

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How to Boost the Female Egg Health with these Rich Vitamin Foods
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Date: November 25, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to Boost the Female Egg Health with these Rich Vitamin Foods





A healthy diet can heighten chances of conception. Alcohol and junk food can reduce fertility health, but healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables can actually increase your chances. For example, avocados contain monounsaturated fat which produces healthier eggs. Beans and lentils contain iron (among other vitamins) which promotes ovulation. Even cinnamon can improve ovary function.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you are trying to conceive, you should be eating a healthy, balanced fertility diet for optimum health. A healthy lifestyle can improve your chances of conceiving by protecting your fertility.
  • Research found that women who ate a diet high in monounsaturated fats, such as avocados, produced healthier eggs.
  • Ginger helps alleviate reproductive discomfort, promote healthy cycles and reduce inflammation of the reproductive organs, which may impact egg health.

"A healthy lifestyle can improve your chances of conceiving by protecting your fertility."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.elliothammond.com/how-to-boost-the-female-egg-health-with-these-rich-vitamin-foods/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNF6kcmQANtD4Bc-XPYgP2JOluaf8A

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Gut bacteria unleash anti-aging power of pomegranates
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Date: November 21, 2016 01:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Gut bacteria unleash anti-aging power of pomegranates





Pomegranates may hold a more significant role than just tasting delicious. There are studies underway that aim to prove the anti-aging benefits of the fruit. It is believed that the breakdown of pomegranate in the gut causes a release of urolithin A, which in turn boosts the cells’ ability to clean up after itself. Without the buildup of mitochondrial matter that happens without urolithin A, the body doesn’t age as quickly.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers reveal a fascinating result of the co-evolution of plants, bacteria, and animals over millions of years. They show the compound enables muscle cells in animals to protect themselves against one of the major causes of aging.
  • As we age, an important process that our cells rely on for energy slows down and begins to malfunction. This process - called "mitophagy" - recycles worn-out mitochondria, the tiny powerhouses inside cells that make the chemical units of energy that fuel their work.
  • The researchers then repeated the tests with rodents. They found, like they did with the worms, that urolithin A led to a significant reduction in faulty mitochondria. Also, older mice - around 2 years old - showed 42 percent better endurance while running than other mice of the same age that had not been exposed to the compound.

"As we age, an important process that our cells rely on for energy slows down and begins to malfunction."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://cassiopaea.org/forum/index.php%3Ftopic%3D43046.0&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFlMTFjYzBlYzAwOTU4NjY6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHA4E9yo_wZCBt_EBfxgOA2RXZn9A

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For an energy boost, do this
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Date: November 19, 2016 12:49 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: For an energy boost, do this





We have all felt the 2 o’ clock energy slump. What can we do to prevent it? Most people think that loading up on caffeine during the day to keep them awake is the answer. In reality, this can create a never-ending cycle that is bad for us. The best things we can do are eat a balanced diet rich in calcium and B vitamins and get the right amount and quality of sleep. Just eating healthier is not enough, however. It is also best to eat smaller, more frequent meals to keep us powered throughout the day.

Key Takeaways:

  • An energy-optimal meal or snack includes a mix of high-quality carbohydrates for energy with some lean protein and healthy fat for staying power.
  • Pick slow-digesting carbohydrates (“slow carbs”) like whole grains, whole fruits, vegetables or beans for a steadier supply of energy.
  • It’s not just what you eat, but how often you eat that matters. Eating every three to five hours also supports steady energy by encouraging gentle rises in blood sugar (the body’s energy source) instead of a few large spikes.

"An energy-optimal meal or snack includes a mix of high-quality carbohydrates for energy with some lean protein and healthy fat for staying power."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//gulfnews.com/leisure/health/for-an-energy-boost-do-this-1.1926151&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNG4kMrRDZnLaR_ACFF7FdDYL-kKUA

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One plants broad based attack against cancer
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Date: August 16, 2016 02:41 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: One plants broad based attack against cancer

There are a multitude of ways cancer cells can form,  lets look at a few ways and discuss them.

Epigenetics: A process that controls the behavior of genes.  Dietary and lifestyle choices can alter the way our genes work. Exposure to toxins can cause protective genes to goto sleep and allow destructive genes to awaken all due to the way we eat and live.  When this happens, disease can start.

Apoptosis: known as the programed life cycle of cells.  this natural cycle can be interrupted and when this happens, the cell does not die as intended, old and genetically damaged cells form tumors.

Angiogenesis: damaged cancer cells need nutrients and oxygen to survive.  Some cancers are able to form their own network of blood vessels.

Cancer Stem Cells: these are super cancer cells that can remain dormant for years which eventually activate and causes cancer to recur.

Cancer is a very complex disease, todays anti-cancer drugs are designed to address only one single pathway or gene with in cancer cells.  Since cancer is a complex network of hundreds of genes and pathways, conventional drugs are very unlikely to be effective in the end. 

Since a large majority of the drugs are designed around natural plants and their function, it would stand to reason that taking the natural plant would not only be effective but have zero side effects. 

Fortunately, we have a plant that has been validated by thousands of scientific studies.  This plant compound is called curcumin. 

  • Curcumin has shown positive results for virtually every disease it has been research and studied.
  • Curcumin is a strong anti-inflammatory plant and is also a strong antioxidant actually the highest of any food gram for gram.
  • Curcumin's anti-cancer properties make it unique and make it the ideal plant compound to conquer literally every type of cancer and many other chronic diseases.
  • Curcumin attacks cancer from many directions known as multi-targeting, making it more effective than drugs that are currently being used.
  • Preventative treatment is also preferable.  A healthy diet and lifestyle are scientifically proven to prevent and reduce cancer.  Curcumin should be one plant compound everybody should be consuming to prevent cancer and many other disease.
  • Curcumin can be used in conjunction with conventional medicine to further boost healing in individuals who suffer from various diseases.

If you are somebody you know is suffering from cancer, you should seriously consider taking curcumin or telling family members about this wonderful plant compound.




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Does Melatonin Decline As We Age?
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Date: September 22, 2015 01:00 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Does Melatonin Decline As We Age?

Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal glands.  The circadian production of melatonin is tied to the day/night cycle. Light through the retina signals the pineal glands to suppress its production. Lack of light stimulation (at night) results to increased production of melatonin. The increased hormone production at night is associated with a good night’s sleep. According to a study, melatonin significantly reduces sleep latency and increases sleep efficiency. It has thus been used to treat insomnia.

Sleep

Aging and Insomnia

Insomnia is commonplace among the elderly. As we age, sleep problems which include difficulty in falling asleep and maintaining the sleep are so rampant. This is so because melatonin production declines with age. With age comes the disruption of the circadian rhythms associated with the production of melatonin. To this end, melatonin supplements come handy to the elderly in maintaining a good night’s sleep.


Aging and Alzheimer's Disease

There is more to this hormone than a good night’s sleep and normal aging. There are evidences that melatonin suppresses Alzheimer’s disease. AD is the leading cause of dementia among individuals older than 65 years. Lack of sleep is a common symptom among AD patients and feels bad but sundowning (worsening of symptoms during evening hours) is worse. According to Netherlands Institute of Brain Research, the declining production of melatonin among the elderly not only affects the circadian rhythms but also enhances the development of Alzheimer.


Melatonin as an Antioxidant

Melatonin production starts to decline at age 60. This is the onset of diseases like AD which leads to increased production of free radicals in the brain. According to a review paper written in 2000, there is a lot of pathological changes among AD patients’ autopsied brains as a result of free radical activity. Melatonin carries antioxidant properties which fight the free radicals and protect the brain neurons.


Melatonin Supplements

Melatonin is a powerful hormone. Its function in sustaining optimal human health is crucial. New discoveries are being made on this versatile hormone. The fact that its production starts to decline at 60 only means that you need to use supplements and not fret over the onset of AD or insomnia. It is clear that besides being harmless and natural in treating insomnia, Melatonin is the most effective way of averting deleterious aging effects.



References

www.life-enhancement.com/magazine/article/1025-melatonin-can-reset-your-biological-clock

www.quora.com/Why-do-we-sleep-less-as-we-age

www.biomedgerontology.oxfordjournals.org/content/56/1/B21.full

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

References

//www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDYQFjAEahUKEwih0urP8KPHAhXHOBQKHfIrC3w&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nlm.nih.gov%2Fmedlineplus%2Fdruginfo%2Fnatural%2F1003.html&ei=8GjLVaGaCsfxUPLXrOAH&usg=AFQjCNHzSWE2P10XlrjScWz9oE6KOYZFdA&bvm=bv.99804247,d.d24

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Can 5-HTP Help with Sleep?
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Date: May 26, 2014 12:57 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can 5-HTP Help with Sleep?

amino acid

 

What is 5-HTP

5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a compound which is produced naturally in the body via the means of the amino acid tryptophan. Even though this compound is already present in the body, researchers have found that we can benefit by having more of it. This has resulted in several supplement companies producing this compound from the seeds of an African plant known as Griffonia simplicifolia; 5-HTP can now be found in many health food and drug stores.

Benefits of 5-HTP

Even though there still hasn't been much research done regarding this supplement, we can still see that there are many uses for it. However, there is sufficient evidence out that shows 5-HTP is effective in treating depression and fibromyalgia, which means improved mood, reduced pain, better joint health, and better quality of sleep. To elaborate on the sleep benefits, 5-HTP increases serotonin levels which are converted into melatonin (a hormone which helps keep sleep cycles under control) through the body. There is also some evidence to suggest that this supplement can reduce anxiety as well as help promote weight loss in obese people.

So there is some great evidence to suggest that this supplement can help to improve our mood, quality of sleep, health and much more. However there is a slight downside, because of the limited amount of research done on this compound it is currently considered possibly unsafe to use. Potential side effects of 5-HTP include muscle ache/pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, stomach pain, and also a serious condition known as eosinophilia myalgia syndrome – a rare flu-like condition. Drug interactions can take place also; you should stay away from 5-HTP especially if you are taking any anti-depressant medication as these often increase serotonin levels which may result in too much serotonin in the body.

In conclusion

This supplement has many benefits and there has been research done to prove that it is effective in treating many problems such as insomnia, depression, fibromyalgia, anxiety, weight loss and more. However, it is recommended that you stay away from supplementing with 5-HTP because of the limited research done.

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Can Glutamine Improve Nitrogen Balance in the Body?
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Date: May 07, 2014 09:08 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Glutamine Improve Nitrogen Balance in the Body?

Can Glutamine Improve Nitrogen Balance in the Body?

Glutamine also abbreviated as Q is one of the 20 amino acids the genetic code encodes. Glutamine is not an essential amino acid and this means the body can produce it. It is the most abundant of all amino acids with a concentration of 500 to 900 molecules per liter.

Glutamine structure

It has an amide side chain that is formed by replacement of an hydroxy group of glutamic acid. It is coded by COG and CAA.

Glutmine and nitrogen balance

Glutamine does actually improve nitrogen balance in the body. The regulation mechanism occurs by feedback inhibition mechanism. The deamination of glutamate by glutamate dehydrogenase leads tp production of ammonia (NH3) and an alpha ketoglutarate. High concentrations of ammonia can be dangerous to the body, they are neurotoxic and cause disruption of the Urea cycle and affect the liver. High concentrations of ketoglutarate helps activate glutamine synthetase which acts a a catalyst in the synthesis of glutamate.

This process is controlled by 9 feedback inhibitors. Of the 9 inhibitors, six are products found in glutamate pathway cycle. This helps in regulation of nitrogen at cellular level which is very sensitive. It helps control ammonia levels which can be dangerous at high levels.

Improving anabolic state of the body

Glutamine helps the body muscles recover after intense training. This occurs through energy repletion in the muscles. Boosting of the immune system has also being discovered to be associated by glutamine. It also buffers against the build up of lactic acid in muscles leading to muscle growth.

Glutamine increases the size of the cells and promotes the integrity of the intestines leading to increased absorption by the cells. It also releases a growth hormone that helps in muscle growth.

Conclusion

Essentials of glutamine have been found to be many. Nowadays there are commercially produced glutamine which are taken as strong anti-catabolic supplement.

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Does Bilberry Have Healing Properties?
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Date: March 28, 2014 07:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Does Bilberry Have Healing Properties?

bilberry fruitWhat is a bilberry

The Bilberry fruit grows in Europe and North America. In Europe, it is known for its mending properties for a long time. Furthermore, Vaccinium myrtillus, is the Latin name for bilberry berries.

Benefits of bilberry

Bilberry discovered generally in dull cleaned fruits. It is utilized to treat loose bowels, varicose veins, and mucous film aggravation. The herb is valuable in the medicine of solidifying of the conduits (atherosclerosis) and in eye health.

This herb might additionally help night vision. Throughout World War II, British Pilots consumed bilberry stick before going out on night flights. They asserted it enhanced their vision. It is accepted that the bilberry herb helps the eyes to change in accordance with progressions in light rapidly. This is one of the best benefits of bilberry and could be exceptionally valuable for one’s eyes as stated by numerous studies.

In Europe, it is utilized to treat venous deficiency a condition that causes swelling and varicose veins. It further assuages torment and tingling, and it likewise. Helps battle skin ulcers on the legs. Reynaud's infection may profit from the bilberry. Reynauds reasons torment and deadness in the external limits (fingers, toes and nose) when chilly.

Bilberry enhances dissemination and makes course dividers. The herb may lessen aggravation, simplicity gastro-intestinal issues, and gum issues that have been joined to coronary illness. Loose bowels and mouth injuries can profit from Bilberry too. Bilberry has solid clean properties, alleviates peptic ulcers, diabetes, fibrocystic maladies, and tormenting feminine cycle.

In view of Bilberry's makes a great free radical forager, which helps battle the cell harm that prompts untimely maturing and malady. The most noted profit that we quickly talked about is its capability to treat an extent of issues identifying with one’s eye health. Case in point, the herb ensures collagen structures in the veins of the eyes, in this way, pushing solid vessels that convey numerous crucial supplements, for example, and oxygen-rich blood to your eye muscles.

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What Are The Health Benefits Of Coconut Sugar?
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Date: March 16, 2014 04:33 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Health Benefits Of Coconut Sugar?

Coconut sugar and its health benefits

coconut treeCoconut sugar is extracted from young coconut tree flowers and provides the best natural organic sugar and a source of the best alternative to sugar cane based sweeteners and the best solution for people suffering from sugar related conditions such as blood sugar diabetes and heart diseases. Further, coconut sugar is known to reduce incidences of obesity and the bring down the levels of cholesterol in the blood.

Coconut sugar has low glycemic indicator or index, with this this sugar is a primary control of sugar conditions such as diabetes, obesity,and uncontrolled cholesterol levels all of which are a great health risk factors. In control of hyperglycemia, and ensuring that insulin levels are at the required levels, your heath is perfect and diabetes is a gone case. Occurrences of ailments such as heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases are also kept at bay.

Secondly, of the main advantages of this sugar is that it has very many vitamins and minerals. Its a major source of calcium for strong bones and teeth, and has the boron component that helps in the normal functioning and development of the brain. This vitamins such as vitamin c helps in boosting your immunity to diseases. Coconut sugar has the inositol which is the primary vitamin needed to develop and strengthen your nervous system.

Further, coconut sugar is a rich source of amino acids such as glutamic acid which is a primary support agent for normal metabolism and homeostatic balance within the body system.

In conclusion

Coconut sugar has the lowest glycemic sugar component index and is one of the best sources of vitamins and minerals that are crucial for the normal body functioning and systemic cycle. With the same features of the normal sugar such as texture and granules, this is the best alternative to have around. The best part of this is that coconut sugar contains no artificial additives and has no artificial preservatives and this makes it the best source of healthy sugar with no whitening and bleaching.

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Why Take An L-Arginine And L-Citrulline Amino Acid Complex?
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Date: January 18, 2014 11:52 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Take An L-Arginine And L-Citrulline Amino Acid Complex?

Arginine and citrulline

amino acid complex sourceAre popular amino acids among individuals who are enthusiastic about athletic performance and muscle development. L-Arginine and L-Citrulline are marketed as amino acid supplements that are especially useful for athletes who need an additional biochemical support for enhanced muscular energy and growth of muscle fibers. Bodybuilders and weightlifters are especially passionate about amino acid supplements because it helps them break through muscle development stagnation and reach more difficult goals in terms of muscle size or weight lifting potential.

L-Citrulline is Useful for Intense Energy Production in Physically Active Muscle Fibers

Citrulline is an amino acid that is incorporated into the energetic cycle of muscle fibers. It is closely related chemically to ornithine and arginine, although its function is slightly different. Several biochemical studies have assessed the impact of L-Citrulline administration in athletes and its connection to enhanced muscular performance, especially in physical conditions that would cause extensive fatigue. As it turns out, L-Citrulline is able to produce substantial benefits in terms of physical performance and muscular capacity in athletes. The energetic cycle that incorporates citrulline as one of the most critical components is able to produce more energy during exhausting physical exertion, which significantly delays fatigue and supports continuous muscle activation. Individuals who take L-Citrulline may be able to gain more from their workouts since their muscle are able to function longer without considerable signs of fatigue or overuse.

L-Arginine Promotes the Release of HGH From the Pituitary Gland

The pituitary gland responds to a physical exercise stimulus by releasing the Human Growth Hormone, which contributes to the growth of muscle fibers through an increased protein production. When arginine is administered in sufficient amounts as a supplement, the HGH response is considerably enhanced, which results in a faster muscle rehabilitation after intense workouts and a better muscle fiber development. Taking arginine and citrulline supplements may result in substantial gains in terms of better muscular endurance and adequate muscle growth as a response to physical training.

References:

  1. //bjsm.bmj.com
  2. //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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Benefits of herb chaste berry for women
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Date: January 17, 2014 08:20 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Benefits of herb chaste berry for women

chaste berry treePremestrual Syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual syndrome impacts over 70% to 90% of ladies before menopause in the US and less for ladies in Southeast Asia in light of their contrast in living style and social structure. The event of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) have more than multiplied in the course of recent years because of the acknowledgement of it as a therapeutic condition that is initiated by bad eating methodology with high in soaked sustenance. Premenstrual syndrome is characterized as flawed capacity of the ovaries identified with the ladies' menstrual cycle, it impacts a ladies' physical and enthusiastic state, and frequently meddles with every day exercises as an aftereffect of hormone change. The syndrome happens one to two prior week’s monthly cycle and after that decays when the period begins. In this article, we will talk about how standing berry tree impacts ladies with PMS.

Chaste Berry

I. Definition Chaste berry tree is an exceptionally significant herb; it has been utilized as drug since old Greek for menstrual issue incorporating absence of ovulation. Today the herb is well known for treating side effects of hormone lopsidedness.

II. How chaste berry tree impacts ladies with premenstrual syndrome it hard to accept that chaste beery tree holds no plant estrogen yet has been adequately utilized within treating premenstrual syndrome due to the accompanying lands

1. Iridoid Chaste beery tree holds iridoid incorporating aucubin and agnuside which are frequently intermediates in the bio combination of alkaloid. It serves to enhance invulnerable framework battling against irritation and serves to avoid muscle spam bringing about decreasing menstrual ache and spasms.

2. Androstenedione is the normal antecedent of male and female sex hormone generated by adrenal organ, chaste berry tree holds androstenedione which not just serves to tie the levels of terrible estrogen additionally equalize the levels of testosterone in the ladies figure bringing about decreasing the male example for some ladies with PMS.

3. Key oil Chaste berry tree holds cineol, pinene, castine and different substances, it serves to unwind the apprehensive framework and muscle that serves to diminish side effects of anxious pressure, for example, tension discouragement, menstrual agony and spasms brought about by over animated uterus muscle. It likewise serves to expand liver capacity for overall health.

4. Alkaloid As and alkaloid, it serves to diminish the manifestations of breast delicacy and bosom ache brought about over preparation of prolaction prior and then afterward ovulation.

5. Progesterone The chaste berry tree serves to repress if the levels of progesterone in the event that it is excessively high or raise the levels of progesterone in the event that it is excessively low, in this way, diminishing the danger of hormone awkwardness between estrogen and progesterone.

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Melatonin CAn Help You Sleep Better in a natural way
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Date: December 22, 2013 04:58 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Melatonin CAn Help You Sleep Better in a natural way

sleepMelatonin

If you find that you are not able to sleep on any particular day, then you are not alone who experienced this problem because many other people are also there that face this problem on regular basis. In most of the cases this problem appears due to lack of melatonin hormone that plays an important role in regulation of sleep cycles.

Disturbed Sleep

In case you disturbed your natural sleep cycle because you traveled to some other time zone or you are in work that requires you to work in night, then it can reduce the natural production of melatonin in your body and you may find trouble in sleeping. However, melatonin supplements are available there that can help you sleep naturally. All you have to do is you need to consume it 30 minute before you go to bed.

The best thing about melatonin

Is that it works on almost every individual and within 30 minute of its consumption you start feeling drowsy and you find it impossible to stay awake. After that it take you in some deep sleep where you can see some vivid dream and when you wake up you find yourself completely fresh and energetic. Another great thing about melatonin is that it does not introduce any external chemical in your body to make you feel sleepy, but it does it in a natural way and that’s why you don’t even need a prescription for using it.

However, it is very important that if you have any particular health problem or if you are pregnant, then it is suggested that you should consult with doctor before consuming melatonin. Other than this, it is also very important that you should consume it with guidelines only because if you take it more than suggested quantity you may feel sleepy and tired for rest of your day as well.

References:

  1. //voices.yahoo.com/the-melatonin-miracle-help-sleep-but-whats-67011.html
  2. //health.howstuffworks.com/mental-health/sleep/basics/melatonin-sleep.htm
  3. //www.sleepfoundation.org/article/sleep-topics/melatonin-and-sleep

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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 The Health Benefits Of The Herb Motherwort?
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Date: November 29, 2013 10:40 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Health Benefits Of The Herb Motherwort?

What is Motherwort Herb

motherswortMotherwort is a herb known for its properties of calming the nerves and relaxing the heart by reducing the harmful effects of stress. It is mostly used by women, but also works for men who have heart and nervous system maladies that relate to stress. It’s scientific name is “Leonurus cardiaca” and its native location is Europe and Asia. The common name comes from the fact that is has been prescribed to pregnant stressed women throughout history as a cardio tonic and nervine tonic. It strengthens and gladdens the heart thus transforming user from dull and bitter moods to relaxed, comfortable and happy ones.

Benefits of Motherwort Herb

The herb includes tincture that elevates a persons mood and acts as a sedative. As a result, the user gets better sleep on using heavy doses and a good energy balance when using small doses spread out through the day. When combined with linden flower and ginger tinctures it also helps to tackle postpartum depression. By acting as a galactagogue, it promotes the flow of mother’s milk and it also helps soothe the uterine before and after giving birth. For those who are not pregnant, consumption of motherwort leads to better menstrual flow as a result of the regulation of the menstrual cycle. Women with cramps, nervousness and digestive disturbances during PMS benefit most from the consumption of this herb as tea or in other forms.


As a cardio tonic, it is injected so that it can halt the clotting of blood as results to a better blood flow. Improved blood flow in the body is good for prevention of other diseases and health risks such as heart attacks and stroke. People with thyroid disease and hypoglycemia or low blood sugar tend to develop heart palpitations, but this is greatly reduced by the use of motherwort. Lastly, other useful uses of motherwort herb include the relieving of lung problems such as asthma and bronchitis.

References:

  1. //health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/natural-medicine/herbal-remedies/motherwort-herbal-remedies.htm
  2. //www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-126-MOTHERWORT.aspx?activeIngredientId=126&activeIngredientName=MOTHERWORT
  3. //www.redrootmountain.com/motherwort-healing-the-anxious-heart-and-mind/53

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5-HTP and how it can help promote natural sleep patterns.
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Date: November 27, 2013 07:47 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5-HTP and how it can help promote natural sleep patterns.

What is 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP)?

Valerian root5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a substance derived from Griffonia simplicifolia’s seed pods. In the human body, 5-hydroxytryptophan is an immediate nutrient precursor to neurotransmitter serotonin. This implies that 5-HTP directly converts into serotonin in human brain. Serotonin plays very many essential functions such as; a role in appetite, learning, sleep, memory, temperature regulation, cardiovascular function, endocrine regulation, sexual behavior, mood and muscle contraction.

Serotonin deficiency

The production of serotonin declines with age, however it’s also important to note that, at any age serotonin production can be further compromised by stress. Low serotonin levels are commonly manifested by insomnia, depressed mood and anxiety.

Good sleep.

It is known that insomnia is an age-related condition. Sleep disorders are associated with very significant psychological, medical and social disturbances. Sleep deprivation can cause depression, stress and anxiety, it can also lead to fatigue, impairment of memory, immune function and mood. Nutritional supplements that contain 5-HTP, choline, melatonin and valerian root helps one to get a good sleep hence alleviating these problems. Recent research has indicated that increased serotonin levels can assist individuals suffering from chronic sleep disturbances restore healthy sleep patterns.

Pathways of serotonin

One of the metabolic pathways of serotonin leads to melatonin a hormone widely acknowledged for being responsible for the sleep-wake cycle. By increasing serotonin’s level with 5-HTP, you are also increasing the melatonin levels. Melatonin is also known to improve the immune function and assist improve immunodepressions that are stress-induced.

Valerian root

Valerian root is a Eurasian herb that has been for long known for enhancing sleep. Valerian helps one to fall asleep and also improves the quality of sleep thus allowing one to wake up feeling refreshed. A study showed that people who used valerian were more active and alert .

Choline

Choline is a nutrient precursor to neurotransmitter acetylcholine, that assists to protect your sound sleep so that you are not woken up by every little murmur or cleak.Supplementing the diet with these natural substances will assist eradicate or diminish sleep disturbances and also assist reestablish healthy sleep patterns.

Reference:

  1. www.life-enhancement.com

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Did You Know Alpha Lipoic Acid Is the Best Antioxidant Out There?
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Date: November 18, 2013 07:58 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Did You Know Alpha Lipoic Acid Is the Best Antioxidant Out There?

What is Alpha Lipoic Acid

antioxidant

The power of antioxidants has been being known since ancient times, primarily because these organic compounds can fight the potentially harmful substances from your organism named free radicals. Free radicals occur naturally within your body, but certain factors like pollution, improper nutrition or sedentariness can determine a substantial increase of their levels, leading to many severe diseases like cancer or diabetes. Alpha lipoic acid is an organic compound mainly known as an essential fatty acid that is present in every cell of the organism; apart from being extremely beneficial for the brain’s functions, this compound has powerful antioxidant properties that help your organism eliminate the free radicals and prevent the oxidization of the living tissues.

Alpha Lipoic Acid as an Antioxidant

Antioxidants are an important part of your organism’s immune system, because they create a protective barrier that can protect the organs from any potential disease; alpha lipoic acid is considered the best antioxidant, because unlike vitamins which are either water or fat soluble, this fatty acid is both fat and water soluble, which means that it can recycle important antioxidants like vitamin C, so your organism can stay healthy for a longer time.

What are the Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid

Given that free radicals are strongly linked with an extensive variety of diseases and illnesses, as well as aging and mental disorders, the alpha lipoic acid will benefit your organism all the way around, providing you with valuable properties that should never be neglected. Over the time, the levels of this fatty acid might decrease, so you will need to take supplements that contain it in order to supply its lack. Having proper levels of alpha lipoic acid involves having a healthy brain, a young-looking skin and a well-functioning organism, so you need to make sure that your diet includes as many vitamins and minerals as possible, so you can enhance the powerful action of the alpha lipoic acid and keep your organism completely healthy.


References:
  1. //altmedicine.about.com/od/alphalipoicacid/a/alphalipoicacid.htm

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How Does Chlorella Improve Your Health?
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Date: November 04, 2013 05:06 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Does Chlorella Improve Your Health?

 chorellaWhat is Chlorella

Chlorella is made by two cycle periods that determine the total cell size and length. A timer usually runs through the G1 phase and it leads to the cell attainment prior to S phase without further growth requirement. The cycle is consistent with increments of size control. It multiplies rapidly through photosynthesis and requires only three basic conditions to reproduce namely; water, carbon dioxide and sunlight. There are various health benefits of chlorella including;

Vitamins

Chlorella is rich in various types of vitamins including; A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E. It provides the nutrients as a whole food bundle that is way superior than manufactured formula.

Minerals

Chlorella is rich in magnesium that helps in improving blood sugar levels, mental health and heart health. It also contains other rich minerals including; iron, potassium and calcium.

Amino Acids

Chlorella is a rich protein source and it also contains important amino acids. The amino acids are used by the body for rebuilding neurotransmitters and lean tissues.

Detoxification

Chlorella is very effective in binding with toxic chemicals and heavy metals. The toxins are removed from the body hence bringing a positive health impact.

Energy

Chlorella increases the body energy. It is also very effective in elevating moods and it is way stronger than taking super food.

Cancer

Chlorella has amazing cancer-fighting abilities due its rich natural carotenoids that prevent oxidation. It also has the ability to nourish the system.

Diabetes

Chlollera helps to improve blood sugar levels and insulin over time. It can also improve insulin resistance and diabetes.

Heart Disease

Chlollera offers protection against heart disease by improving LDL cholesterol and triglyceride. It also has strong antioxidant properties.

Obesity

Chlollera has unique properties that can lower body fat. It can also improve insulin sensitivity and aid fat metabolism.

Reference: 

www.jstor.org, www.naturalnews.com






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L-glutamine as we age!
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Date: June 01, 2013 10:51 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: L-glutamine as we age!

lgmGlutamine is one of the most abundant amino acids in the body. The body is capable of making enough of glutamine for its own regular needs although at times of extreme stress and age, the body may need more.  Glutamine has some great importance (aka. body detox) as it is used by the body to remove excess ammonia which is a waste product the body produces everyday. It also acts as an immune system function booster as well as helping the brain to function and aiding in digestion.

Some medical conditions can lower the levels of glutamine like infections, surgery, injuries and prolonged stress, it is advisable that you take a glutamine supplements in order to boost its level in the body.

L-glutamine also helps in the following health conditions;

  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Anxiety
  • Crohn's disease

L-glutamine reduces as we age

This amino acid is mostly stored in muscles and the lungs. As muscle mass decrease with age so does the production of L-glutamine throughout the body. L-glutamine is primarily produced in the muscles, this accounts for 90% of the L-glutamine that is synthesized in the body, so aka less muscle means less glutamine. It is also produced in small amounts in the brain plus the liver but the liver more or less regulates the levels in the blood and is a large consumer of this amino acid.

When glutamine levels drop, a supplement or foods high in L-glutamine should be consumed. Some studies have shown this amino acid to greatly reduce the healing time of healing for the patients who undergo surgery in the hospitals. In case one has an abdominal surgery, the hospital stay time can be reduced by providing parental nutrition of this supplement.

Some of the dietary sources of L-glutamine

  • amino acid supplements
  • eggs
  • chicken
  • dairy products
  • cabbage
  • wheat
  • spinach
  • beans
  • parsley
  • beef
  • beets

Small amounts of L-glutamine are also found in vegetable juices. Diets that are enriched with L-glutamine have been known to maintain cellular function as well as maintain a strong gut barrier. This suggests that this amino acid helps to protect the walls and the lining of the mucosa and gastrointestinal tract. Some of those people who may be having inflammatory bowel disease or crohn's disease might not be having enough of the it in the body.

pH balancing

This amino acid is a strong carbon downer, this helps in refilling the cycle of citric acid and regulation of the acid balance in the bodies kidneys by way of producing and eliminating ammonia.

More Benefits:

  • Maintain health acid balance
  • stenghthen digestive lining
  • fight inflammatory diseases

The List Goes On And On, have you had enough glutamine today?


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CoQ10: What You Ought to Know about This Substance?
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Date: March 26, 2013 12:27 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CoQ10: What You Ought to Know about This Substance?

Coenzyme Q10 or simply CoQ10 is a substance naturally present not only in a human's body but as well as with the other mammals. It plays a vital role in the production of energy. Back in the year 1957, Dr. Frederick Crane successfully used the mitochondria from the cells of a beef heart in order to locate Coenzyme Q10. But the truth of the matter is that, the substance is also present in human mitochondria. Basically, this substance has antioxidant properties which are highly beneficial in protecting the body against the free radicals present in the environment. Below are some relevant details you ought to know about this substance.

Here they are:

CoQ10 in Kreb's cycle

There are a number of chemicals that the body needs to induce metabolism and one of those chemicals is CoQ10. The Kerb's cycle is the body's mechanism to convert certain enzymes into energy. In order to achieve that, the body needs CoQ10 to facilitate the conversion of the enzymes in energy production. CoQ10 is fundamental in the Kerb's cycle as it supports the electron transport chain in which the oxidative phosphorylation of the ADP (adenosine diphosphate) into ATP (andenosine triphosphate) needs electrons that are exactly delivered where they must be. Without CoQ10, the entire Kerb's cycle process would certainly fail. The mitochondria of every power cells synthesize CoQ10 so the substance is present in almost all the body parts. However, the heart consumes the most CoQ10 for the reason that it has the most number of mitochondria and it keeps on working even while the body is at rest.

CoQ10 Deficiency

If the Kerb's cycle fails due to CoQ10 deficiency, the person will feel exhausted and weak. But aside from that, there are other conditions that are often associated with the deficiency such as cardiovascular related diseases, Parkinson's disease and gum disease. Conversely, it doesn't necessarily mean that those diseases are brought about by CoQ10 deficiency.

CoQ10 Dietary Sources

The main sources of CoQ10 include fish oil, whole grains and organ meats. With a balance diet, people can get sufficient amount of coenzyme Q10.

CoQ10 Supplements

Aging is an inevitable process and it can affect the synthesis of CoQ10. As humans grow older, the production of the coenzyme Q10 gradually decreases. It was mentioned earlier some of the foods that are incredibly beneficial in maintaining ample amount of CoQ10 in the body. But people who do not really include those foods in their diet should not worry for there are now food supplements that contain CoQ10.  Some medications like cholesterol meds can prevent the body from using CoQ10, this is when it is essential for one to take a supplement.

Fortunately, with the advent of medical researches and innovative technology in drug manufacturing, CoQ10 can now be ingested into one single tablet, soft gel capsule, hard shell capsule or an oral spray. CoQ10 is a fat-soluble substance so taking it along with foods is highly encouraged.

Who Takes CoQ10 Supplement?

Children under 18 years old are not allowed to take CoQ10 supplements unless prescribed by the doctor. For adults at the age of 19 or older, the recommended dosage in 30 - 600 mg daily. Higher dosage may be taken for special conditions.

Humans need energy in order to carry out all the tasks. Therefore, CoQ10 must be taken daily, whether from foods or supplements, so the body has the energy to move.

Have you had your CoQ10 Today?

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Can Melatonin Be Used For Fibromyalgia?
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Date: December 28, 2012 04:19 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanet.net)
Subject: Can Melatonin Be Used For Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition that may be very frustrating and has no known cure currently. Due to its complexity and also the number of symptoms that occur during an infection with fibromyalgia, one may be moody, anxious, depressed or irritable. Melatonin, a natural hormone which controls sleep patterns, can help relieve some symptoms of fibromyalgia and promote one's feelings of well-being.

About Melatonin

Melatonin hormone is produced by the brain's pineal gland. It is majorly responsible for controlling the sleep-wake cycle; called the circadian rhythm. The secretion of melatonin is influenced by exposure to light. Whenever it gets dark, melatonin production rises. Conversely, during exposure to sunlight, the production of melatonin is lowered. Several people employ the use of melatonin supplements to promote symptoms of insomnia, since it can aid to reset one's body clock and even make it easier to fall and stay asleep.

How melanin treats Fibromyalgia

Disturbances of sleep and the frequent disruption of circadian rhythms occur during fibromyalgia. Melatonin has always been proven to synchronize the circadian rhythms and promote the quality of sleep. Excess damage by free-radicals is quite common in fibromyalgia patients. Melatonin as well as its metabolites have been discovered to be potent scavengers of free radicals and indirect antioxidants.

Elevated Nitric Oxide In Patients

Some studies have shown that synthesis of nitric oxide is elevated in fibromyalgia patients. Melatonin acts as a potent inhibitor of a rate-limiting enzyme in the production of nitric oxide. Depression is at times a symptom or maybe an overlapping fibromyalgia condition.

Melatonin As An Antidepressant:

Melatonin has also been proven to be an antidepressant. There is a component of melatonin that has been synthesized in the pharmaceutical industry and is now being enhanced as an antidepressant. Lyrica, antiepileptic drugs, have been proven to be effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Melatonin has been found to work as an antiepileptic too.

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Melatonin Overdose
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Date: December 27, 2012 01:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Melatonin Overdose

Melatonin is a powerful antioxidant/hormone secreted by a small endocrine gland in the human brain. The hormone is responsible for sleep-wake cycle modulation and fine tuning of your body's "internal clock". In other words: when it gets dark, your pineal gland increases melatonin production, which induces drowsiness and makes you sleepy. When light conditions change (e.g. daytime), your body decreases melatonin production. If you expose yourself to an intense source of light during the night, or keep spending time in a dark environment during the day, you can confuse your body and disrupt melatonin production.

The hormone was also observed to affect the production and the discharge rate of female sex hormones.

As one gets older, his pineal gland produces less and less melatonin, which leads to a conclusion that melatonin is age dependent (children have the highest concentration of melatonin). The fact that our body produces melatonin to "sedate" itself when the sun goes down, implied that the hormone could be used to help people suffering from sleeping disorders, desynchronosis (jet lag) or similar conditions.

This served as a basis to study and use positive health effects of the hormone. Melatonin is not a miracle-cure, but it CAN improve the sleep quality of insomniacs, women in menopause, benzodiazepine (valium) withdrawal patients and people who suffer from ADHD. Melatonin also improves the effectiveness of chemotherapeutic agents in breast cancer treatments and increases the chance of survival in prostate cancer patients.

If you are a healthy middle-aged person, your body will produce between 5-25 micrograms of melatonin per night (80 times less than a single melatonin capsule). This is a good indicator of recommended dosage. In fact, you should start with 0.1 - 03 mg per night, an hour before bedtime. If that doesn't help, you may increase the dosage up to 10mg a day. However, do not exceed 10 mg per night before consulting your doctor, as that may cause an overdose.

Anything above 10 mg is risky without a professional guidance . If you consider the fact that you can overdose even with a sufficient amount of vitamins, melatonin is not an exception, and should be used with caution. Typical overdose symptoms include drowsiness, upset stomach, headache, confusion, lethargy, psychotic thinking, tremors, seizures and liver issues. If you experience multiple symptoms at the same time, you should visit your doctor as soon as possible.

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Can Melatonin Increase Prolactin?
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Date: December 22, 2012 11:28 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Melatonin Increase Prolactin?

What Is Melatonin?

Melatonin chemically known as N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine is a naturally occurring compound normally found in microbes, plants and animals. Many of the biological effects that are associated with this product are usually produced via activation of the melatonin receptors. However, there are others which are as a result of its powerful and pervasive antioxidant nature.

Melatonin and Sleep

Melatonin also plays a vital role in maintaining natural cycle of wakefulness and sleep. There are some controversies over whether melatonin can increase prolactin or not.

Can Melatonin Increase Prolactin?

Studies that have been conducted recently by medical experts have shown that melatonin can cause an increase in the level of prolactin. Prolactin refers to a hormone which usually plays a vital role in regulating menstrual cycle and in producing milk. It is thus advisable that women who normally experience mood changes or who are in depression related to menstruation should avoid it.

In conclusion, it is my sincere hope that the question on if melatonin can increase prolactin has been answered.

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Benefits of wild yam to women
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Date: December 21, 2012 11:17 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Benefits of wild yam to women

Wild yam which is also known as Dioscorea villosa has been used for a very long time to help women deal with various health issues especially those associated with menstrual cycles. There are various forms in which this herb can be taken for example capsules and creams. Wild yam is so popular among women due to the progesterone properties that it carries. This herb contains an ingredient diosgenin which is converted in the body to produce progesterone.

Progesterone plays a very crucial role in a woman's body. Some of the roles include;

This hormone is known to produce mucus which protects the vaginal area from infections. When there are higher levels of progesterone in the blood, women will experience a spike in their libido. Supplementing with progesterone is mostly beneficial after menopause when most women experience reduced intimate desires. Progesterone plays a major role during menstruation. It prepares the endothelium for fertilization. If fertilization does not happen, the levels of progesterone will fall down resulting in menstrual periods.

Wild yam can help easy PMS

Women who experience painful cramps after menstruation could really benefit from progesterone supplements. With its antispasmotic properties, the progesterone may help to relax the muscles hence reducing the amount of pain experienced. Progesterone may also help to ease labor pains.

Wild Yam Is A Natural Progesterone

Women who are undergoing menopause may also want to use wild yam. This herb helps to restore hormonal balance thus ensuring that a woman does not face the usual hot flashes and sweating at night. Having hormonal imbalances could really deny you the comfort in life. Hormones such as progesterone which are very crucial for a woman's body processes should always be checked. Progesterone supplements are most appropriate when you are experiencing progesterone deficit. Wild yam supplement comes in the form of capsules or creams. If it comes combined with other ingredients, ensure that all the ingredients are safe for your body.

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Can Melatonin Help Me Sleep?
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Date: December 20, 2012 12:22 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Melatonin Help Me Sleep?

What is melatonin?

Melatonin can be described as a hormone generated in the pineal gland found in the brain. It controls the body circadian rhythms such as sleep-wake cycle. The levels of melatonin in the blood increase before you fall asleep due to darkness (Lack of sunshine).

Where to find melatonin

Melatonin occurs naturally in humans and plants. Natural melatonin quantity produced decrease with age. Older people produce very little quantities of it.

Current Sources

It is a synthetic medication that is produced in the laboratories. It is available in pill or liquid forms. The pills can be put in the cheek, underneath the tongue or swallowed. This permits direct absorption in the body. Melatonin supplements are available in health food shops.

Food Sources

It is also found in foods, in small quantities, such as milk, chicken meat, turkey, and peanuts but in small quantities.

Melatonin and sleep

Melatonin does not work for every kind of insomnia or sleeping disorders. Your body needs to be ready for sleep for melatonin to be effective. It is safe to use melatonin supplements in low doses long term.

Melatonin treats insomnia, autism in children, and as a sleep reliever after withdrawal from benzodiazepine drugs use. It is also very significant for changing sleep/wake patterns for people who work schedules changes regularly. It can also be used to calm individuals before anesthesia is administered for surgery purposes.

The body has an internal clock that regulates sleeping cycle and waking hours. The body clock regulates the amount of melatonin produced each day. Melatonin production is affected by light. 

For effective treatment of cycle sleep, make sure you take the supplements at the appropriate time of the day (Night time).

Use the right method and dosage for it to be helpful.

Consuming the sleep supplement at the inappropriate time of the day can lead to biological clock reset. It is essential to understand the right quantity, time of taking and its effectiveness. Taking 1-10mg of melatonin every day restores the pace in people experiencing insomnia synchronizing them to duration of 1day.

Melatonin helps enhance sleep.

It enhances sleepiness feeling and can intensify the duration of sleep. This supplement has been applied successfully for improving sleep in healthy people and also decreasing jet lag feeling during travels. Remember to consult a physician if you are experiencing sleep issues.  Give melatonin a try start with lower doses like 1 mg before bed time and gradually increase till it becomes effective.


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Health benefits of triphala
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Date: August 07, 2012 08:22 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health benefits of triphala

Triphala

Owing to the unhealthy food habits that people follow, there is hardly anyone who does not suffer from stomach problems like acidity, constipation, pain in abdomen and loss in appetite. These ailments can lead to various other problems like fatigue, hypertension, poor eyesight, skin ailments and headache. If you have tried various antibiotics, medicines and diets without getting any desired relief, it is time you try out triphala. It is an Indian mixture of herbs which can bring about great positive changes. Triphala is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘three fruits'. Triphala contains Bibhitaki (Terminalia belliricia), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula). It is important for you to know the benefits that each of these ingredients offer.

Bibhitaki (Terminalia belliricia)Bibhitaki is an internal cleanser, which helps remove harmful toxins, and gets your body rid of excess fats. It purifies your blood and helps control hemorrhage.It strengthens the hair roots and also improves hair texture and color. It is anti bacterial and anti viral in nature. It improves eyesight and betters voice quality.

Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)It is an antioxidant and helps your body get rid of harmful toxins.Amlaki is very rich in vitamin C which is helpful in building immunity. It nourishes and strengthens respiratory tract and lungs by removing mucous out of the lungs.It increases fertility in both females and males and also helps maintain a good reproductive health by regulating menstrual cycle. It offers a healthy glow to the skin by working as detox, which helps in formation of fresh tissues.

Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)Haritaki has five rasas or tastes, which are salty, sour, bitter, pungent and sweet. It strengthens the sensory organs and stimulates the functioning of the digestive system.It is a great cure against anemia, piles, gallstone and diarrhea. It is helps fight cough, asthma, headache and fever. It helps regulate blood pressure and prevents heart diseases.

These three herbs when combined form a great drug, the benefits of which are mentioned below.

Benefits for heart

It helps maintain cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart problems. It limits the formation of low density lipoprotein in the body and helps in the formation of high density lipoprotein. It regularizes the heart rate and is thus beneficial for heart patients. It helps generate red blood cells and is thus helpful for anemia patients.

Benefits for stomach

It acts as a natural appetizer and helps in proper digestion thus benefiting the digestive systemIt helps evacuate the bowel and throws harmful toxins out of the body.It relives your body of harmful gases thus curing acidity,It is helpful in curing stomach ulcers. It acts as an internal cleanser for the body.

Benefits for skin and eyes

It controls the amount of external radicals in the blood, which helps reduce skin disorders and infections. It improves blood quality and thus benefits the skin.Its antioxidant property helps delay aging. It improves eyesight by strengthening the muscles around the eyes. It helps cure eye problems like glaucoma, cataracts and conjunctivitis.It can be used to wash eyes to get rid of redness.

For weight loss

Triphala is very helpful in treating obesity. Since it helps in proper functioning of the digestive system, it helps reduce body fat.It secretes bile juices which is beneficial for the liver and is needed for burning fats. By reducing excessive water content of tissues it helps in weight loss.It also cuts down hunger pangs.

Triphala has endless health benefits to offer, no wonder, more and more people are opting for the same.

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