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Why Fibre: The One Effective Macronutrient For Constipation AndWeight Loss Darrell Miller 4/25/19
Three reasons why Flaxseeds are the new 'wonder food' VitaNet, LLC Staff 10/20/18
5 reasons why you should start eating mushrooms VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/16/18
Is Green Peas Good for Diabetes? #ABC Diabetes Tips Darrell Miller 3/17/18
How to care for your gut bacteria when you're taking antibiotics Darrell Miller 2/7/18
Fibre 101: What it is, what foods it's in, and why it's so important for your health Darrell Miller 12/9/17
<b>Health</b> Benefits of Dry Fruits, the Surprising Superfood Darrell Miller 10/20/17
What are chia seeds and how do you eat them? Darrell Miller 10/5/17
Why you should include legumes in your diet Darrell Miller 9/28/17
5 high-fibre foods that help fight constipation Darrell Miller 9/13/17
Now that's good bacteria Darrell Miller 9/7/17
Here's how flaxseeds help in reducing weight Darrell Miller 8/20/17
Nutritionist Reveals Five Prebiotic Foods That Can Feed Your Gut Darrell Miller 8/15/17
8 of the best sources of fibre Darrell Miller 7/4/17
4 Ways You're Eating Your Way Toward an Anti-Inflammatory Diet Darrell Miller 5/6/17
How much fibre should you eat daily to lose weight? Darrell Miller 3/21/17
The foods that will improve your focus, according to a nutritionist Darrell Miller 3/9/17
Yes, whole grains really do help boost your immune system Darrell Miller 2/23/17
Fibre supplement boosts weight loss and lowers blood sugar in obese adults: Study Darrell Miller 2/11/17
HEALING HERBS: Sunflower seeds good source of fibre Darrell Miller 1/21/17
Mushrooms for nutrition and health Darrell Miller 12/31/16
Heart health: Dates can boost it while lowering bad cholesterol Darrell Miller 12/10/16
Gut bacteria affect our metabolism Darrell Miller 12/6/16
Orange peel is effective for treating asthma-Expert Darrell Miller 12/3/16
How Does Green Tea And African Mango Help With Weight Loss? Darrell Miller 12/11/12
What Are the Health Benefits Of Collagen Tablets? Darrell Miller 4/10/12
How Do Carbohydrate Blockers Like White Kidney Bean Extract Work? Darrell Miller 2/19/12
Heart Science - A Five-Tiered Approach to Heart Health ... Darrell Miller 6/2/05
Additional Supplements to lower Blood sugar. Darrell Miller 5/18/05
Effects of a novel formulation of essential oils on glucose–insulinmetabolism in diabetic Darrell Miller 5/18/05



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Why Fibre: The One Effective Macronutrient For Constipation AndWeight Loss
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Date: April 25, 2019 04:31 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why fibre: The One Effective Macronutrient For Constipation AndWeight Loss





Fiber is a critical macronutrient that can help to alleviate constipation by increasing the size and weight of the stool. However, consuming too much fiber can cause discomfort, gas and bloating. The recommended daily intake of fiber for adults is 25 grams for women and 35 grams for men. Unfortunately, most people take in only about 15 grams of fiber per day. It's important to drink plenty of water so that the body can absorb fiber properly without any negative effects. While fiber is not a magic pill, it can aid in weight loss by eliminating toxins, boosting gut health, and balancing blood sugar.

Key Takeaways:

  • Since fiber is an essential macronutrient that the body requires, people who are suffering from constipation can get relief from having it in their diet.
  • Some of the benefits of taking fiber include the smooth movement of bowel through the increase in the weight and size of stool, and for losing weight.
  • Although fiber is good for the body, too much of fiber is unhealthy because it can lead to bloating, gas, and constipation.

"This means that a lack of fibre can invite a host of health problems ranging from plummeting sugar and lipid profiles, overeating which can in turn lead to obesity, constipation and gut dysbiosis which can pave way for even more serious illnesses."

Read more: https://www.ndtv.com/health/why-fibre-the-one-effective-macronutrient-for-constipation-and-weight-loss-2003400

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Three reasons why Flaxseeds are the new 'wonder food'
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Date: October 20, 2018 09:52 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Three reasons why Flaxseeds are the new 'wonder food'





Three reasons why Flaxseeds are the new 'wonder food'

The humble flaxseed could be called an "ancient grain", as it has been eaten in Babylon 3000 years before Christ. And while we don't know if they knew how healthy flaxseed can be for you, scientists now are learning a lot about it and feel that there are still more discovers to be uncovered. So far they know that flaxseed contain Omega 3, lignan and fibre, all of which can help improve heart and gut health.

Key Takeaways:

  • Some of these new found foods have been proven to be very helpful to people with issues.
  • There are a lot of different kinds of foods out there that are just now being found.
  • As time goes on, the human body is continuing to evolve and change with the times.

"Flaxseeds are packed with antioxidants, healthy fat, and other essential nutrients that help lower the risk of various conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer."

Read more: https://www.timesnownews.com/health/article/health-benefits-of-flaxseeds-the-new-wonder-food-cancer-diabetes-heart-disease-weight-loss/287693

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5 reasons why you should start eating mushrooms
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Date: August 16, 2018 09:53 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 reasons why you should start eating mushrooms





5 reasons why you should start eating mushrooms

The consumption of mushrooms leads to several health benefits, many of which are fast-acting and highly prominent. For instance, one serving of mushrooms contains over three grams of fiber which leads to the production of insulin. For those who are insulin resistant or diabetic, this may be a good way to naturally aid in increasing the presence of insulin as long as their doctor approves it. The Vitamin C and potassium within mushrooms also helps promote optimal heart health.

Key Takeaways:

  • Mushrooms contain approximately three grams of fiber per serving which can help increase insulin levels.
  • The Vitamin C and Potassium in mushrooms are vital ingredients to maintaining proper cardiovascular health.
  • Since mushrooms are low-calorie and low in fat, they naturally aid in increased weight loss.

"Mushrooms also contain selenium which has also been found to improve immune response to infection by stimulating the production of killer T-cells. The beta-glucan fibres found in the cell walls of mushrooms stimulate the immune system to fight diseases."

Read more: https://www.pulse.ng/lifestyle/food-travel-arts-culture/5-reasons-why-you-should-start-eating-mushrooms-id8577207.html

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Is Green Peas Good for Diabetes? #ABC Diabetes Tips
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Date: March 17, 2018 10:15 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is Green Peas Good for Diabetes? #ABC Diabetes Tips





Green peas have a number of medical health benefits which for one can help fight against cancers in the stomach, and also have a lot of nutrients that is good for the body. This nutrient rich vegetable is low in fat, loaded with fibre to help against constipation and has antioxidants that can reverse insulin resistance. Carbohydrates present in peas are also natural sugars for the body. This small but very healthy vegetable is great for meals and combining green peas with just a few ingredients can make you a simple but delicious soup.

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How to care for your gut bacteria when you're taking antibiotics
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Date: February 07, 2018 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to care for your gut bacteria when you're taking antibiotics





Gut bacteria are highly necessary for our well being, but what do you do when you take antibiotics to fight other bacteria? One major tip is only take them for as long as you need. This will allow you to still have a gut biota that is health, but maybe a bit knocked down thanks to this antibiotic. Take extra probiotics to seed your guy with good bacteria and maybe even take extra time to heal up and give them time to grow back and make you healthy again.

Key Takeaways:

  • Watch the time you take it to make sure you aren't putting too much in your body
  • Give your gut time to recover and build back up after this round of antibiotics
  • Take probiotics to add in more bacteria to your body and build up the ones you have

"The best way to restore your gut to its pre-antibiotic glory is by eating lots of fibre-rich foods to fuel good bacteria growth."

Read more: https://coach.nine.com.au/2018/01/31/12/29/antibiotics-gut-bacteria-microbiome

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Fibre 101: What it is, what foods it's in, and why it's so important for your health
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Date: December 09, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: fibre 101: What it is, what foods it's in, and why it's so important for your health





Fiber may not sound very cool, but it's incredibly important for the body. Fiber, the indigestible part of many good foods, fuels good bacteria, helps to stabilize glucose levels, and can aid in weight loss. The three types of fiber -- soluble, insoluble, and resistant starch -- work together to ensure good health. To get more fiber, try whole grain bread, fruits, and vegetables. You may not be getting enough fiber if you are constipated or get hungry very easily.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fiber is a great way to make your health good and stay alive!
  • Fiber is the indigestable part of many different foods that are good for you
  • Bread, fruit, and vegetables are all great sources of fiber for those in need

"There are three main types of fibre – soluble, insoluble and resistant starch – and you need a balance of all three for optimal digestive health."

Read more: https://coach.nine.com.au/2017/12/06/11/02/what-is-fibre

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Health Benefits of Dry Fruits, the Surprising Superfood
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Date: October 20, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health Benefits of Dry Fruits, the Surprising Superfood





There are some surprising health benefits that are offered by dry fruits. Dry fruits are a lot like berries and nuts because they both are very high in antioxidants. Super foods are foods which have way better nutrition than other foods. Even when they are taken in small supply, they provide a great amount of nutrition. Some dry fruits are though to have very unique properties that prevent aging as well as sharpen the intellect.

Key Takeaways:

  • In many a cases chemical ingredients may be added such as artificial colors and more. To avoid these shortcoming ensure that one only purchases natural and organic produce of dry fruits
  • Another factor to keep in mind is calorie intake; many dry fruits can be high on calories. Also as volume of dry fruits is less many a time a person can consume a whole lot.
  • The best way to include dry fruits in one’s daily diet is to use them as snacks or to include them in daily cooking and in various dishes.

"Consumption of dry fruits enhances energy and stamina; also as they are rich in fibre which means better digestion and overall health."

Read more: http://www.business-standard.com/article/health/health-benefits-of-dry-fruits-the-surprising-superfood-117101600317_1.html

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What are chia seeds and how do you eat them?
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Date: October 05, 2017 10:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What are chia seeds and how do you eat them?





Chia, a member of the mint family comes from South America and has been eaten since the time if the Aztecs. It's recently been recognized as a modern superfood, but many still don't know what it is or how to eat it. Read here about the health benefits of chia seeds, especially their protein and calcium content. Chia seeds are easy to incorporate into your diet, they can be eaten, mixed in smoothies or even ground into flour.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chia seeds are a "superfood" so they are packed with nutrients.
  • Chia seeds are very small and tasteless, so you can put them in any food and not taste a difference.
  • Chia seeds can be ground into flour and used in pancakes.

"Chia seeds are rich in fibre, which is important for a healthy digestive system; this, and their ability to hold onto water can add to a feeling of fullness when eating, which may help when dieting."

Read more: http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/food/food-latest/what-are-chia-seeds-and-how-do-you-eat-them-11364216007534

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Why you should include legumes in your diet
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Date: September 28, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why you should include legumes in your diet





Legumes, including nuts, beans and lentils are packed with nutrients and are low in fat. They are full of fiber, as well as protein, and should be consumed a few times a week. They are even healthy enough to replace meat in a vegetarian diet. They can also make you feel fuller when eating them, helping in your weight loss goals. These and other benefits of adding legumes to your diet are discussed in this article.

Key Takeaways:

  • legumes are high in protein, fats and other minerals that can be helpful to vegetarians that do not get these from meat
  • they are a top source of fiber which aids in digestion and avoiding constipation
  • they are low in saturated fats. saturated fats can lead to multiple health problems including increase in cholesterol and heart disease

"They nurture and support good health, additionally, legumes are a low-fat, high-protein source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidant compounds and dietary fibre which are all essential when it comes to the health of the body,"

Read more: http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/read/220069/

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5 high-fibre foods that help fight constipation
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Date: September 13, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 high-fibre foods that help fight constipation





There are 5 high fibre foods that help to fight constipation. One in four Canadian people suffer from constipation. Canada is the ninth largest market in the world for over the counter laxatives. It represented almost three percent of the world's market in 2008. It is a market which has grown 1.73 times since 2003. There are many different factors that can cause constipation. Medication and medical conditions are two things that can cause constipation.

Key Takeaways:

  • A persons diet can play a large part in preventing constipation.
  • There are several foods that a person can choose to add in his or her diet to add in more fiber.
  • The author suggests ways to alter a recipe to include new foods or "spice up" bland foods to make them more appealing.

"Avocado has sometimes been referred to as some sort of super food, and with good reason."

Read more: http://globalnews.ca/news/3734859/5-high-fibre-foods-that-help-fight-constipation/

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Now that's good bacteria
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Date: September 07, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Now that's good bacteria





All bacteria that reside in your body is not harmful. "Good" bacteria are found mostly in your gut. This good bacteria is called probiotics, and it helps keep your gut healthy. Besides keeping your gut healthy, probiotics have been found to help with allergies, oral health, and boost your overall immune system. A balance between good (probiotics) and bad bacteria in your gut must be maintained. In order to do this, one must consume prebiotics and probiotics every day. Foods that should be eaten daily are fermented foods and high-fibre foods. In addition to making sure there is good bacteria in your gut, one must get enough sleep and exercise daily. This will keep your gut microbiome on course.

Key Takeaways:

  • probiotics are living microorganisms of a beneficial nature, found within the human body, specifically in the stomach.
  • These microorganisms can boost the body's immunity, which makes them useful for cold's, urinary tract infections and influenza.
  • To boost levels of probiotics in the body, it's a good idea to consume fermented foods, like yoghurt, miso and tempeh.

"Keeping a proper balance between the good and bad bacteria of your gut microbiome is important, and the way to achieve it is by ensuring that your ratio of beneficial-to-bad bacteria in your gut is kept in equilibrium."

Read more: http://www.star2.com/health/nutrition/2017/09/05/now-thats-good-bacteria/

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Here's how flaxseeds help in reducing weight
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Date: August 20, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Here's how flaxseeds help in reducing weight





Flaxseeds have multiple properties filled with many reasons they are an overall great choice in a healthy diet and can aid in weight lose. The soluble fibers in flaxseeds can help to curve your hunger strikes and when you eat less and as a result, you do not put on more weight. The present fatty acids lower the inflammation that can increase weight gain. It only takes a tablespoon a day to get proteins and antioxidants along with a rich and nutty flavor.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ground flaxseeds are more effective than whole flaxseeds when trying to lose weight.
  • In order to lose weight, one tablespoon of flaxseeds per day is recommended.
  • Flaxseeds contribute to healthier skin, hair and can also balance hormone levels and help reduce hypertension.

"Enriched with fibre, Omega 3 fatty acids and anti-oxidants, flaxeeds increase your body's efficiency to lose weight."

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/weight-loss/flax-seeds-for-weight-loss/articleshow/60114327.cms

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Nutritionist Reveals Five Prebiotic Foods That Can Feed Your Gut
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Date: August 15, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Nutritionist Reveals Five Prebiotic Foods That Can Feed Your Gut





You could be doing your best to make sure that you are ingesting healthy probiotics, but without prebiotics, foods that fuel probiotics, you are not receiving the benefits you are expecting. A nutritionist shares the foods that you need to feed the good bacteria in your gut to maintain your gut and overall health. These foods are easily found in your local supermarkets and can be incorporated into your daily meal plans and beside being prebiotics, they have other health benefits as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • Psyllium can be purchased at local grocery stores or health food stores and can be incorporated into your diet in a variety of ways
  • Leeks and asparagus are sources of the prebiotic fibre called inulin along with other health benefits
  • Garlic and oats also have important prebiotic fibres present in them and can be added to a variety of meals for an added health boost

"Prebiotics feed the good bacteria we already have in our digestive system,"

Read more: https://www.womenshealth.com.au/article/food/five-prebiotic-foods-you-need-for-good-gut-health

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8 of the best sources of fibre
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Date: July 04, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 8 of the best sources of fibre





It is no secret that our daily dose of fibre is essential in allowing us to maintain a healthy and happy digestive track, but where can we find the most fibre rich foods on the market? vegetables such as sweet potatoes are a great source of fibre, and so are grains such as wheat and brown rice. Allowing yourself the proper amount of fibre each day will promote a healthy digestive system, and with so many fibre rich foods available, it won't be hard to consume!

Key Takeaways:

  • It is important for bodily health to include a sufficient amount of fibre in your diet, as fibre helps to regulate the body’s bowel movements among other things.
  • Lentils and legumes, sweet potatoes, and fruits are all excellent sources of fibre. Just be sure to go for the real thing and avoid over processed sugary or salty foods.
  • Grains also are great sources of fibre. Start eating more wholegrain cereals and breads as well as wheat biscuits and wholemeal pastas to boost your daily fibre intake.

"If you’re still traumatised by the joyless, gluggy brown pasta your flatmate used to eat at university, take heart: wholemeal pasta has improved out of sight."

Read more: http://bodyandsoul.com.au/nutrition/nutrition-tips/8-of-the-best-sources-of-fibre/news-story/0c9a156fafe5780fb36c019a90b41282

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4 Ways You're Eating Your Way Toward an Anti-Inflammatory Diet
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Date: May 06, 2017 12:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 4 Ways You're Eating Your Way Toward an Anti-Inflammatory Diet





The different foods we eat affects us all in different ways, we all react differently to different foods but diets in our times seem like that just keep escalating towards backwoods progression regarding the health part of eating. The diets that people are catering themselves to are compleatly ridicules and the different amounts of colestroal is vast without the fat sliver of people painfully overeating different types of junk food, not emunesuly affecting the public but taking steps.

Key Takeaways:

  • Inflammation how your immune system responds to foreign things. However, too much inflammation is bad and can lead to health problems.
  • Whole foods can help reduce inflammation. Specific ones include fatty fish, vegetables with vitamin C, nuts with Vitamin D, foods high in fibre, and probiotics (like yogurt).
  • Processed foods are pro-inflammatory, so avoid them and maintain a balanced diet.

"Registered dietitian Jessica Guarnieri tells us how anti-inflammatory foods can relieve the onset of chronic conditions related to inflammation—think swelling, discomfort, joint pain or stiffness, tiredness, energy loss, headaches, or appetite loss."

Read more: http://verilymag.com/2017/04/anti-inflammatory-foods-inflammation

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How much fibre should you eat daily to lose weight?
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Date: March 21, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How much fibre should you eat daily to lose weight?





Fiber is a necessary component of a healthy diet, and can aid in weight loss. Because fiber helps the body slowly and steadily absorb fats and carbohydrates, people who eat fiber-rich foods tend to feel fuller longer, thereby reducing the number of calories consumed. Additionally, because nutrients are released in a steady manner, they do not suffer "sugar spikes" which induce hunger and, counterproductively, more eating. Individuals should consume about 14g of fiber for every 1,000 calories in their diet, or about 25g-40g per day. While eating adequate fiber not only helps control weight and good digestive tract health, consuming excess fiber can be detrimental. Eating more than 40g of fiber a day may result in gassiness, bloating, and diarrhea or constipation.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you want to lose weight, maintaining a balanced diet is important. Such a diet includes fiber.
  • Our body cannot process fiber and doesn't absorb it but it is important to keep us regular.
  • Consuming food with a low fiber content will make you feel hungry earlier and lead you to eat more than you should.

"An average individual should not consume more than 40gms of fibre on a daily basis."

Read more: http://www.thehealthsite.com/fitness/how-much-fibre-should-you-eat-daily-to-lose-weight-b0317/

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The foods that will improve your focus, according to a nutritionist
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Date: March 09, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The foods that will improve your focus, according to a nutritionist





It takes a lot of energy to think. In fact the average adult brain uses a whopping 20 per cent of your daily calories, which is much more than any other organ in the body. It’s preferred source of fuel is glucose, which comes from carbohydrate-rich foods like wholegrains, including rye, oats, and brown rice. These foods are high in fibre making them slower digesting, which ensures a steady supply of energy to your brain keeping you mentally alert throughout the day.

Key Takeaways:

  • Want a long, happy, successful life? A good place to start is by feeding your brain (literally).
  • Walnuts, wholegrains, B vitamins, berries, oily fish and pumpkin seeds are among the best foods for brain health.
  • These foods have nutrients that have been tied to everything from staying alert to protecting against dementia.

"Having abundant energy, increased concentration and sharp memory are important for a successful career, as well as a long healthy life. But it’s easier said than done, right?"



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.bodyandsoul.com.au/nutrition/nutrition-tips/the-foods-that-will-improve-your-focus-according-to-a-nutritionist/news-story/ea7bba6cd20951413185a2706e8d856c&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjBhMmIxOTgxN2IyMDM3NjI6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNH8jAqV99a-XPF7X62CuxEnOJpzzQ

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Yes, whole grains really do help boost your immune system
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Date: February 23, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Yes, whole grains really do help boost your immune system





Whole grains are often the healthiest choice and now the scientists behind a new study on whole grains say there could be another reason to dig in. Whole grains are not only full of vitamins and fibre, but they also contain a substance known as benzoxazinoids or BX. Eating more whole grains rich in BX may help to boost our immune systems, say the scientists.

Key Takeaways:

  • We need certain types of bacteria in our stomachs and intestines to maintain optimum health.
  • Whole grain in our diets helps to increase the "good" bacteria.
  • Men's Fitness has prepared a diet guide to help you shift whole grains into your diet.

"Simply eating whole grains can affect the populations of bacteria living in our gastrointestinal tract."



Reference:

//www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/yes-whole-grains-really-do-help-boost-your-immune-system

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Fibre supplement boosts weight loss and lowers blood sugar in obese adults: Study
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Date: February 11, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: fibre supplement boosts weight loss and lowers blood sugar in obese adults: Study





Fiber is important for the body. It helps keep our digestion regular. It can be found in foods and there are also supplements you can take. They contribute to weight loss and lower blood sugar in adults according to the study mentioned here. This would help out diabetics and others.

Key Takeaways:

  • They conducted a study on fiber supplementation’s effects on weight management – with randomized trials in three, six and 12-months durations involving three groups of overweight and obese individuals, ages 19-68 years old.
  • Findings revealed that total cholesterol levels were “significantly lower in the PGX group at after the three and six months compared to baseline records.” The cholesterol levels were also lower in the PSY group at three and six months compared to the participants’ baseline measurements.
  • High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol – also known as the ‘good cholesterol’ were lower in the PSY group at three months compared to baseline, but higher in the PGX group after 12 months of supplementation compared to that of the control group.

"Researchers think that the high viscosity of PGX might have caused participants to decrease their food intake, which then lead to significant weight loss, lipid, insulin, and glucose reductions."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/fibre-supplement-boosts-weight-loss-and-lowers-blood-sugar-in-obese-adults-Study&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZjNGVlYTM1NDU3YmZmOGU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNF3uZkc4aF6cRlPeKpXVw5m9Gy68g

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HEALING HERBS: Sunflower seeds good source of fibre
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Date: January 21, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: HEALING HERBS: Sunflower seeds good source of fibre





Journey with us on a spiritual level to remind ourselves of what our goals are. What are our dreams and how do we get there? Sunflowers could be the answer to our inner thoughts and questions. A flower, that not only always looks towards it's life source, but that also has excellent herbal healing benefits.

Key Takeaways:

  • But what else are sunflowers good for? Their seeds, according to www.organicfacts.net, have a large amount of dietary fibre.
  • There’s an added bonus to the magnesium in sunflower seeds; it promotes a healthy mood. Over 100 years ago, magnesium sulfate was given to patients suffering from depression.
  • Sunflower seeds can treat migraines, ear problems, swelling, goitre, cholesterol problems and stomach worms. They can also strengthen bones and muscles, increase energy levels, improve brain health and prevent cellular damage.

"There’s an added bonus to the magnesium in sunflower seeds; it promotes a healthy mood."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/92270/healing-herbs-sunflower-seeds-source-fibre&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjFmZmViMTExOGM5Mzg5YTQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFUXq6fRniey6Mh0Etpcw_GyiDfVg

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Mushrooms for nutrition and health
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Date: December 31, 2016 02:39 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Mushrooms for nutrition and health





He recommends one tea bag, at least half an hour before you plan to crack open a beer or order wine. This can help, he said, because it has antioxidants that may protect the liver from damage caused by alcohol. "That's my favorite way to support the liver during this time," said Davidson, based in Irvine, Calif. "Help it do its job at a very high level." Some health experts caution that too much green tea can cause damage in rare cases, so don't try to equal your green tea intake with your alcohol.

Key Takeaways:

  • With the changing food habit and consumer preferences towards nutritious food, the edible mushrooms are gaining immense popularity.
  • Mushrooms are considered to be the highest producer of protein per unit area and time and are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals too.
  • Mushrooms are rich in quality proteins, vitamins B complex (thiamine, riboflavin and niacin) including Folic acid, vitamin B-12, vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and fibre.

"Recent investigations have proved the empirical observations of the oriental herbalists that certain mushrooms possess many useful medicinal values."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.thesangaiexpress.com/mushrooms-for-nutrition-and-health/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHk2tk3hn-7-vedATsA4sdfxZPM2g

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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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Gut bacteria affect our metabolism
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Date: December 06, 2016 04:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Gut bacteria affect our metabolism





Did you know the bacteria in your digestive tract have a big impact on your metabolism? Studies have shown that gut bacteria transplanted from overweight humans causes mice to gain more weight on the same diet as other mice who received gut bacteria transplants from people in the normal weight range.

Key Takeaways:

  • The new study is based on a larger number of humans than previous similar studies.
  • the researchers have investigated how the spread of bacteria between individual mice affects their digestion/metabolism.
  • The bacterial community in the intestine of mice with the smallest weight gain has been less capable of converting dietary fibre in the feed

"The study design is different than previous studies within this field and as such the researchers are able to obtain new observations related to the effect of gut microbes on host metabolism."



Reference:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161121094111.htm

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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



Reference:

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

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How Does Green Tea And African Mango Help With Weight Loss?
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Date: December 11, 2012 12:34 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Does Green Tea And African Mango Help With Weight Loss?

Weight Loss

There are numerous weight loss concepts and supplements available on the market today. But finding a weight loss supplement that's safe and effective is quite a tough task. You all know that no magic is going to happen within a night when it comes to weight loss. The fact is you have to reduce the amount of calories you intake for weight loss. Though the safest methods for losing weight is regular exercising and consuming proper diet, but often people get frustrated as these ways are very complex and long term process. Hence many people are switching towards natural weight loss supplements which are safe and you'll get the positive results in short span of time. Finding ways will speed up the process of burning excess fat and make it easier. 

Green tea and African mango supplements

Green tea and African mango supplements are one such promising product which helps individuals to lose weight effectively. Green tea is a rich source of antioxidants especially polyphenols known as catechins. It is made up of un-fermented leaves. Apart from tea form, green tea supplements are found in the form of capsules, liquid extract and dried powder. Green tea/mango speeds up the metabolism and burns excess fat at a faster rate. They turn off the receptors that compel you to eat more.

Green tea

Green tea has the ability to reduce excess water and fat from the body, increases its energy consumption and stimulate an effective metabolism. Consuming green tea liquid extract containing catechins in accord with regular exercising increases persons ability to lose excess abdominal fat and improved their triglyceride levels. 

African mango

African mango is a rich source of fiber food. And all you know that a balanced and healthy is a high source of fiber. The mango supplements are available in the form of pills, tablets and powder. African mango is a great supplement that works for weight loss. It accelerates the metabolism of the body. When consumed mango extract it diminishes nutrient blocking toxins that allows the body to obtain the energy it requires to burn the excess fat. African mango contains vitamin B. The Vitamin B helps to speed up metabolism of other essential nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats. It has the power to suppress the appetite and makes your body sensitive to Leptin.

Leptin is a hormone that regulates you from overeating. African mango supplement also helps you to lose weight by slowing down the digestion process, you feel full stomach for a longer time being a high source of fibre. The fibre present in Mango helps suppress your appetite and flush out the toxins from your body. A recent study has been proven that Green tea/mango both emerged as great weight loss products, if consumed regularly and should be taken in proper dosages. One can get much faster results if these supplements are followed with routine exercises. Though consuming these dietary supplements are safe and have no side effects, but it is suggested to consult a doctor, prior to consumption a person having any medical history. The Green tea / mango supplements were proven to be the best weight loss aid , so choose the high quality products which provides quicker results.

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What Are the Health Benefits Of Collagen Tablets?
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Date: April 10, 2012 06:57 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are the Health Benefits Of Collagen Tablets?

Collagen

Collagen is one of the most important components involved in the formation of your body's ligaments, tendons, cartilage and muscles. As you get older, your body's ability to manufacture the required amount of collagen becomes lesser. Collagen tablets covers up for it by helping maintain the repair process. These tablets also have different benefits that you should consider and these benefits re given below:

Improves blood circulation: this happens because collagen tablets improve the elasticity of blood vessels, making them stronger and this improved blood flow.

It enhances healing of injuries: when our bodies cannot provide sufficient nutrients required to repair the body tissues, these tablets compensate for the loss. The structure of the bones, cartilages and other parts are also strengthened by this. It encourages the regeneration of muscle mass making recovery after sport related injuries faster.

Keep Arthritis pains at bay: the disease associated with joint inflammation and painful mobility around the areas is referred to as Arthritis. Collagen tablets work at reducing this pain making movement around the joints more comfortable.

Reduces the appearance of cellulite: when fatty tissues find way to the upper layers of the skin, dimples often occur. This is referred to as Cellulite. These tablets reduce this occurrence by rebuilding the destroyed fibres that allow cellulite to appear.

Helps in reducing wrinkles: when our bodies no longer produce collagen, certain lines form on the places that move most, like our foreheads and joints. This is referred to as wrinkles. The tablets work by increasing the suppleness of the skin.

Improves the hair structure: these tablets fight free radicals which often affect the texture and growth of our hair. Replacing this component in the shaft of your hair will give your hair better appearance.

It is advisable to start taking these tablets from as early as thirty years as this will prevent the onset of the above conditions. It also makes your skin look younger by preventing wrinkles. One should use these tablets because its absorption occurs naturally through the blood stream, making it possible for your body to decide its destination. If you are an athlete, this is just the thing for you as it facilitates the healing of wounds making it possible for you to be back on the field within a short time. The tablets can help soften your stiff joints if you find it hard to exercise because of that. If acne is your problem, then you won't have to worry, because this drug works with your skin's keratin to produce the best results ever. It is also said to have an effect in weight loss.

One thing that you should note is that collagen tablet works best on an empty stomach, so for the best results, take it early in the morning or before meals. These tablets are cheap and easy to find. They contribute greatly to your health and overall appearance. Now that you know, take that short trip to the nearest chemist and take control of your future life! Collagen tablets are a good way to start.

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How Do Carbohydrate Blockers Like White Kidney Bean Extract Work?
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Date: February 19, 2012 08:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Do Carbohydrate Blockers Like White Kidney Bean Extract Work?

Weight Loss And Carb Blockers

With so many weight loss products available in the market, it becomes difficult to find the right one that actually works. Many dieters are turning to starch blockers such as White Kidney beans that help in reducing the absorption of carbs in the body, hence getting rid of extra flab. Let us look at the science behind starch or cabohydrate blockers.

How does Carbohydrate Blocker work?

Starch is the non-nutritious and empty calorie form of carbohydrate that is found in bread, pasta, rice and potatoes. These evil foods have become the staple diet of many people. During the process of digestion, all the forms of carbohydrates are converted in to simple sugars. Sugar is further metabolised for energy, and excess sugar is stored either in the muscle tissue and liver or in the form of fat deposits. This breaking down of carbs is done with the help of an enzyme, alpha amylase. Recent studies have found that some substances contain specific ingredients that help in blocking the enzyme amylase. This ingredient is known as Phase 2 Carb Controller and it blocks tha action or function of alpha amylase. This results in slowing down of absorption and digestion processes. This reduces conversion of extra sugar in to fat and hence reduces calorie impact. So actually it is not starch blocker, as they do not block everything; rather it is starch enzymen blocker.

White Kidney Beans as Carbohydrate blocker:

White kidney beans are large beans that can be used to prepare soup and pasta dishes and other italian dishes. They are also called cannellini beans and have a mild delicious flavor. It has been studies that white kidney beans contain a specific ingredient called Phase 2 Carb Controller that helps in blocking the action of enzyme alpha amylase. According to the latest studies, white kidney beans may help the body stop carbs from breaking down in to sugars, hence there is no excess sugar to get converted in to fat. Experts say that Phase 2 Carb Controller selectively targets only the starchy white component of carbohydrates and do not affect the digestion of healthy carbohydrates such as whole grains and fruits. It inhibits body's digestion of specific complex carbs, which are then eliminated from the body. This helps you get rid of unhealthy stored fat, giving you healthy, fat free body.

What are the other benefits of White kidney beans that may assist in weight loss:

According to studies, white kidney beans also help in regulating the blood sugar levels. Normal blood sugar levels do not require breakdown of complex carbs and this also helps in losing weight.

White kidney beans also contain high amounts of fibre, which aids in digestion and keeps you satisfied, thereby avoiding untimely bingeing of high calorie snacks.

Other health benefits of White kidney beans:

White kidney beans are useful in lowering triglycerides, coronary artery disease and degenerative arthritis.

Clinical studies on white kidney beans or starch blockers have shown that carbohydrate blocker do allow complex carbs to pass through the small intestine undigested. Research is still going on to find the further action of Phase 2 Carb Controller present in white kideny beans in losing weight.

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Heart Science - A Five-Tiered Approach to Heart Health ...
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Date: June 02, 2005 12:07 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Heart Science - A Five-Tiered Approach to Heart Health ...

Heart Science 30 tabs

Your heart is crucial to every function of your body. It is the sole organ which pumps oxygen-rich blood through the entire circulatory system, feeding your cells and making life possible. Only recently are Americans realizing the importance of a proper low-fat diet, regular exercise, giving up cigarette smoking, and cutting down alcohol consumption to maintaining a healthy heart. Unfortunately, there has been a huge gap in the number of nutritional supplements which provide nutrients and herbs to support normal heart function. That’s where Source Naturals HEART SCIENCE comes in. Two years in the making, and backed by numerous scientific studies, the nutrients in HEART SCIENCE are some of the most soundly researched of all. Combining high potencies of these super-nutrients, HEART SCIENCE is the most comprehensive, cutting edge nutritional approach to proper heart care available.

Source Naturals HEART SCIENCE— The Five Tiered Approach to Heart Health

Your heart never rests. Even while you sleep, your heart must keep working, relying on the constant generation of energy by the body for its very survival. If this vital organ stops beating for even a short amount of time, all bodily functions cease and life ends. Source Naturals HEART SCIENCE helps support heart function on the chemical, cellular, structural, and energetic levels. This broad spectrum formula includes ingredients specifically geared for
1) generating energy,
2) decreasing harmful homocysteine levels,
3) fighting oxidized cholesterol,
4) maintaining the heart’s electrical rhythm, and
5) protecting artery and capillary linings.

Energy Generators for An Energetic Organ

Every day, the human heart beats about 104,000 times, pumping over 8,000 liters of blood through the body! Because it requires so much energy to perform efficiently, the experts at Source Naturals included specialty nutrients in HEART SCIENCE such as Coenzyme Q10 and L-Carnitine — integral factors in the body’s energy production cycles — to enhance the body’s energy supply.

There are three main interconnected energy generating cycles in our cells — the Glycolytic (sugar-burning) cycle, the Krebs’ (citric acid) cycle, and the Electron Transport Chain. Together they supply about 90 to 95% of our body’s entire energy supply, using fats, sugars, and amino acids as fuel. Coenzyme Q10 is one of the non-vitamin nutrients needed to maximally convert food into ATP (the energy producing molecule). It is the vital connecting link for three of the four main enzyme complexes in the Electron Transport Chain, the next step in energy generation after the Krebs’ cycle. Using the raw materials generated by the Krebs’ cycle, the Electron Transport Chain produces most of the body’s total energy! The heart is one of the bodily organs which contains the highest levels of CoQ10, precisely because it needs so much energy to function efficiently.

CoQ10 is one of the most promising nutrients for the heart under investigation today. It has been postulated that as a result of its participation in energy production, CoQ10 improves heart muscle metabolism and the electrical functioning of the heart by enhancing its pumping capacity.8 Many factors such as a high fat diet, lack of exercise, and cigarette smoking can lead to suboptimal functioning of the heart, and therefore failure of the heart to maintain adequate circulation of blood. Interestingly, people whose lifestyles reflect the above factors also tend to have depleted levels of CoQ10 in the heart muscle.10

Researchers suggest taking between 10-100 mg per day of CoQ10;18,29 HEART SCIENCE provides an impressive 60 mg of CoQ10 per 6 tablets. Similar to CoQ10, L-Carnitine is important for energy production in heart cells. It is a natural amino acid-like substance which plays a key role in transporting fatty acids, the heart’s main source of energy, to the mitochondria, the “power plants” of each cell, where they are utilized for the production of ATP. Heart and skeletal muscles are particularly vulnerable to L-Carnitine deficiency. Studies have shown that supplementation with LCarnitine improves exercise tolerance in individuals with suboptimal heart and circulatory function, and seems to lower blood lipid status and increase HDL (good) cholesterol.16, 22 Each daily dose of HEART SCIENCE contains 500 mg of this extremely important compound.

Like CoQ10 and L-Carnitine, B Vitamins help improve the ability of the heart muscle to function optimally. Each B Vitamin, after being converted to its active coenzyme form, acts as a catalytic “spark plug” for the body’s production of energy. Vitamin B-1, for example, is converted to Cocarboxylase, which serves as a critical link between the Glycolytic and Krebs’ Cycles, and also participates in the conversion of amino acids into energy. A deficiency of B coenzymes within contracting muscle cells can lead to a weakened pumping of the heart.21

HEART SCIENCE is formulated with high quantities of the most absorbable forms of B Vitamins providing maximum nutrition for the high energy demands of heart cells.

Homocysteine Regulators

B Vitamins also play a crucial role in the conversion of homocysteine, a group of potentially harmful amino acids produced by the body, to methionine, another more beneficial amino acid. While it is normal for the body to produce some homocysteine, even a small elevation in homocysteine levels can have negative implications. It is well documented that individuals who are genetically predisposed to having elevated homocysteine levels (homocysteinemics) tend to have excessive plaque accumulation in the arteries and premature damage to endothelial cells (cells lining the blood vessels and heart).26 Researchers have found that even those without this genetic abnormality, whose homocysteine levels are much lower than those of homocysteinemics, still have an increased risk for premature endothelial damage and the development of plaque in the arteries.24, 26 One study conducted among normal men and women found that those with the highest levels of homocysteine were twice as likely to have clogged arteries as were those with the lowest levels.24 Furthermore, it was found that the lower the research subjects’ blood levels of folate and B-6, the higher their homocysteine levels.24 Another study found that Folic Acid administered to normal men and women who were not even deficient in folate caused a significant reduction in plasma concentrations of homocysteine!3 In order to regulate homocysteine levels, it is critical to provide the body with sufficient amounts of B-6, B-12, and Folate, whether through the diet or through supplementation. HEART SCIENCE includes high levels of these three nutrients, providing B-6 in the regular and coenzyme form for maximum utilization.

The Dangers of Oxidized LDL Cholesterol

While many people have heard that high cholesterol levels may negatively affect normal heart function, few people understand exactly what cholesterol is, or how it can become harmful. Cholesterol is a white, waxy substance produced in the liver by all animals, and used for a variety of necessary activities in the body. Your liver also manufactures two main kinds of carrier molecules which transport cholesterol throughout the system: Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and High Density Lipoprotein (HDL). Cholesterol is either carried out by LDL from the liver to all tissues in the body where it is deposited, or carried back by HDLs which remove cholesterol deposits from the arteries and carry them to the liver for disposal. Because of this, LDL cholesterol is considered damaging, while HDL is considered protective. Problems occur when there is too much LDL cholesterol in the body and not enough HDL.

When the body becomes overloaded with fat, an over-abundance of LDL particles are manufactured to process it, and they in turn become elevated in the body to a degree that the liver cannot handle. Rich in fatty acids and cholesterol, these particles are highly susceptible to free radical attack (oxidation). Once oxidized, LDL particles are no longer recognized by the body, which attacks them with immune cells. Immune cells which are bloated by oxidized lipids (called foam cells) are a key factor in the development of “fatty streaks” — the first sign of excess arterial fat accumulation. The bloated immune cells accumulate in artery lesions and create plaque in blood vessels, leading to obstruction and constriction of the vessels. Plus, these lodged foam cells continue to secrete free radicals into the bloodstream, making the problem worse.

The development of lesions in the arteries is not an uncommon problem. Arterial (and all blood vessel) walls are composed of a chemical matrix which holds the endothelial cells in place. That endothelial layer is the first and most important line of defense in preventing large molecules, such as cholesterol and fat, from entering the vessel wall. This matrix is composed of proteins, collagen, elastin, and glycosaminoglycans (amino sugars). Arterial lesions can be caused by suboptimal collagen and elastin synthesis due to three factors: 1. Vitamin C deficiency (since Vitamin C is a key building block for collagen and elastin); 2. excessive consumption of rancid fats, or heavy usage of alcohol or cigarettes; and 3. free radical damage. Once these lesions are created, the body attempts to repair them by depositing LDL cholesterol — similar to the way one would patch a tire. If that cholesterol is not oxidized, i.e. chemically changed to a harmful, unstable molecule, then this process does not create a problem. But when arterial lesions are “patched” with foam cells, arterial walls suffer page 3 page 4 even more damage, because those foam cells release free radicals which can further damage cell membranes.

Unfortunately, most people have a lot of oxidized cholesterol floating through the bloodstream. The typical American diet, with its low antioxidant intake and overconsumption of fried and overcooked foods, contributes to the overall levels of harmful oxidized cholesterol. In fact, the average American intake of antioxidants is low even by USRDA standards, making Americans particularly prone to having high levels of oxidized cholesterol.

Cholesterol Fighters

Fortunately, there are concrete steps you can take to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol, and its subsequent ill effects on health. In addition to cutting out high-cholesterol and fatty foods, supplementation can protect existing cholesterol and all tissue cells — from oxidation. Antioxidants, substances which scavenge and neutralize free radicals, protect the cardiovascular system by halting the oxidation of cholesterol, and helping to prevent plaque accumulation in the arteries and the continual secretion of free radicals by foam cells. Supplementing the diet with high amounts of Vitamin C, a key antioxidant, also encourages a more healthy “patching” of existing lesions by using collagen (made from Vitamin C) instead of cholesterol. HEART SCIENCE contains generous amounts of the following antioxidants for their protective benefits:

  • • Beta Carotene, a plant pigment, is the naturally occurring precursor to Vitamin A. When the body takes in high enough amounts of Beta Carotene, this lipid-soluble free radical scavenger concentrates in circulating lipoproteins and atherosclerotic plaques, where it performs its antioxidant functions. Beta Carotene is particularly unique and powerful as an antioxidant because it is capable of trapping a very toxic form of di-oxygen, called singlet oxygen, which can result in severe tissue damage. Beta Carotene is one of the most efficient quenchers of singlet oxygen thus far discovered. Six tablets of HEART SCIENCE provide an unprecedented 45,000 IU of Beta Carotene!
  • • Vitamin C is found in plasma, the watery component of blood, where it functions as a potent antioxidant. In addition to strengthening artery linings through collagen manufacture, Vitamin C is involved in the regeneration of Vitamin E within LDL particles. Vitamin C also plays an important role in the conversion of cholesterol into bile acids by the liver, a crucial step in reducing blood cholesterol levels. Once converted into bile acids, and then into bile salts, cholesterol can be excreted from the body, preventing build-up. Supplementation with Vitamin C may lower levels of LDL cholesterol and increase those of HDL cholesterol.25 It may also have a part in actually removing cholesterol deposits from artery walls — good news for people who are already experiencing plaque buildup.25 Each daily dose of HEART SCIENCE provides 1,500 mg of Vitamin C in its bioactive mineral ascorbate form.
  • • Vitamin E, together with Beta Carotene, protects lipids from free radical attack. It is the major antioxidant vitamin that is carried in the lipid fraction of the LDL particle, where it protects the LDL particle from damaging oxidation. Within an LDL particle, one molecule of Vitamin E has the ability to protect about 200 molecules of polyunsaturated fatty acids from free radical damage! Vitamin E also aids in protecting the heart by interfering with the abnormal clumping of blood cell fragments, called platelets, within blood vessels.4 It has been shown to inhibit the formation of thromboxanes and increase the production of prostacyclins, which together decrease abnormal platelet aggregation.11 A high potency of Vitamin E — 400 IU’s — is included in six tablets of HEART SCIENCE in the natural d-alpha succinate form, recognized by scientific researchers to be the most absorbable form!
  • • Selenium is an important mineral which has only recently gained attention. When incorporated into the enzyme Glutathione Peroxidase, it has highly powerful free radical-scavenging abilities, and has been shown to work synergistically with Vitamins A, C, and E. An essential mineral, Selenium used to be derived from eating foods grown in Selenium-rich soil. However, modern agricultural practices have depleted soil of its natural Selenium content, leaving many Americans deficient in this vital nutrient. Several epidemiological studies show that the incidence of advanced fatty deposits in blood vessels is much greater in individuals living in geographic areas of the United States and other parts of the world where the Selenium content of the soil is very low.27
  • Proanthodyn,™ an extract of grape seeds, is being called the most powerful antioxidant yet discovered. This highly potent, water-soluble bioflavonoid contains between 93-95% proanthocyanidins, the highest concentration of any nutrient available today. The protective actions of proanthocyanidins may help to prevent the development of plaque in artery walls by inhibiting the free radicals which are produced during the oxidation of cholesterol. The optimal daily amount (100 mg) of Proanthodyn is included in six tablets of HEART SCIENCE. In addition to the protective actions of antioxidants, several other nutrients can contribute to healthier cholesterol ratios.
  • • Chromium is a trace mineral which functions to aid the entrance of glucose into cells. Six tablets of HEART SCIENCE provide 300 mcg of Chromium in the form of Chromate® Chromium Polynicotinate and Chromium Picolinate — the most bioactive forms of Chromium. Not many people are familiar with the vital role Copper plays in the body. This trace mineral is found in all tissues of the body, and is particularly concentrated in the heart. Copper is part of several enzymes, and, in this capacity, is necessary for the development and maintenance of the cardiovascular system, including the heart, arteries, and other blood vessels. Because of its role in elastin production, Copper deficiency can severely damage blood vessels and heart tissue. In fact, researchers have found an inverse relationship between Copper status and increased risk for heart damage.10
  • • L-Proline and L-Lysine are two natural amino acids which show exciting promise in helping to prevent fatty deposits in blood vessels. Researchers have recently identified a particle associated with LDL called apoprotein (a) which is believed to be a main culprit in plaque development. 17 Scientific investigation has revealed that the lipoprotein (a) particle has an adhesive quality that makes the lipoprotein fat globule stick inside blood vessels. The sticky fat globules accumulate, leading to fatty deposits in blood vessels and the subsequent clogging of the arteries. L-Proline and L-Lysine tend to form a barrierlike layer around the apoprotein (a) particle, helping to push it away from the blood vessel wall, and impeding deposit.21

    The Regulating Trio

    Three nutrients — Magnesium, Potassium, and Taurine — work closely together in the body to help maintain the normal electrical rhythm of the heart, promote proper fluid balance, and prevent excessive Calcium levels from building up in the heart and artery linings.

  • • Magnesium is one of the single most important nutrients for maintaining a healthy heart. It plays an extremely vital role in maintaining the electrical and physical integrity of the heart muscle. It has been well established that Magnesium deficiency predisposes humans to serious disruptions of normal cardiac rhythm. One theory is that because Magnesium has a relaxing effect on muscle tissue, inadequate Magnesium stores may make the coronary arteries more susceptible to muscle spasm.10 Too little Magnesium can cause a Calcium/Magnesium imbalance, which can lead to the influx of too much Calcium into heart cells, and potentiate spasms in heart tissue. Another point for consideration is that because it relaxes the blood vessels, Magnesium keeps these vessels open, allowing for maximum blood flow to the heart. Magnesium also has the unique ability to stop unnecessary blood clotting by helping to reduce platelet adhesion.31 Blood clots are naturally produced by the body as a protective device to stop excessive blood flow when the body is injured. The clotting response happens when the body senses that the normally smooth blood vessel linings are rough, indicating that there is a cut. However, sometimes the body mistakes the rough surface of plaque-covered arteries as cuts, and creates unnecessary blood clots. Or, if a high fat meal has just been eaten, tiny fat globules called chylomicrons enter the bloodstream and can cause platelets to become abnormally sticky, possibly creating clots. When these clots flow through the bloodstream and reach a part of the artery which has plaque buildup, normal blood flow is blocked, and the amount of blood which reaches the heart is severely compromised. Magnesium is also crucial for the entrance of Potassium — a key mineral for many bodily functions — into the cells. Even if the body’s Potassium stores are high, without enough Magnesium, the Potassium will not be able to enter the cells and be utilized by the body. 300 mg of Magnesium (75% of the U.S.RDA) are contained in each daily dose of HEART SCIENCE. Along with Magnesium, Potassium helps to regulate normal heartbeat and blood pressure, and is necessary for the contraction and relaxation of muscle tissue. Potassium and Sodium are present in all body fluids; Potassium is found primarily within cell fluids, while Sodium is usually present in fluids surrounding cells. Together, they function to maintain the normal balance and distribution of fluids throughout the body. The body ideally should have a Potassium/Sodium balance of about 1:1; however, because the body holds onto Sodium, yet eliminates Potassium quickly, it is important that the dietary ratio of these two minerals be at least 3:1. Unfortunately, the typical American diet, with its emphasis on processed, salty (Sodiumrich) foods and lack of fresh fruits and vegetables, severely alters the body’s natural Potassium/ Sodium balance. Diets in the United States are extremely high in Sodium — sometimes containing as much as 15 times the recommended daily intake! A high Sodium/low Potassium diet interferes with the normal regulation of heartbeat and blood pressure, and has been linked with elevated blood pressure.25 Taurine is an amino acid which helps normalize electrical and mechanical activity of the heart muscle by regulating Potassium flux in and out of the heart muscle cells.

    Artery Lining Protectors

    Your arteries form an integral part of your cardiovascular system, carrying blood away from the heart to nourish other parts of the body. In a healthy heart, blood surges through the arteries with every beat of the heart. The arteries expand with each pulse to accommodate the flow of blood. When arteries become hardened and narrowed by the build-up of plaque, they can’t expand and are not able to transport blood efficiently throughout the body. This inability to open up increases blood pressure, putting a strain on the heart as well as the arteries. HEART SCIENCE includes ingredients specifically geared to protect against plaque formation within arteries and maintain the flexibility of these vital blood vessels. N-Acetyl Glucosamine (NAG) is a key amino sugar which forms the building blocks of mucopolysaccharides. Mucopolysaccharides, which are long chain sugars, are an integral component of connective tissue. They combine to form gel-like matrixes which are present throughout tissues in the body, helping to maintain the elasticity of blood vessels which must continually adapt to the changing pressures of blood flow. Each daily dose of HEART SCIENCE provides 500 mg — a substantial amount — of this vital tissue building block. There is evidence indicating that Silicon, a natural mineral, may protect against plaque formation in the arteries. Silicon is found mainly in connective tissues, where it helps bind the body’s chemical matrix. Bound Silicon is found in high amounts in arterial walls. Researchers have found that there is a steady decline in the Silicon content of the aorta and other arteries as we age. This may be due to the low fiber content of the typical American diet, since fiber is a key dietary source of Silicon.23 HEART SCIENCE includes 400 mg of Horsetail herb extract, a natural source of Silicon. Hawthorn Berry is without question the herb most widely used to encourage normal heart function. The beneficial actions of Hawthorn Berry on cardiac function have been repeatedly demonstrated in experimental studies. Supplementation with Hawthorn Berry has been shown to improve both the blood supply to the heart by dilating coronary vessels, and the metabolic processes in the heart, resulting in normal, strong contractions of the heart muscle.34 Also, Hawthorn may inhibit the angiotensen converting enzyme, which is responsible for converting angiotensen I to angiotensen II, a powerful constrictor of blood vessels.34 Bromelain, a natural enzyme derived from pineapples, has become well-known for its neuromuscular relaxing properties. Researchers have reported favorable results when using Bromelain for soothing vascular linings. Initial research also indicates that Bromelain may break down fibrin, the glue which holds platelets together to form blood clots.6

    Capillary Strengtheners

    Capillaries are the smallest, yet some of the most important, blood vessels. If you think of your cardiovascular system as a series of roads which transport blood and oxygen, then your arteries are akin to interstate highways, your arterioles are the main city boulevards, and your capillaries are local residential streets. Capillaries are so small, in fact, that single red blood cells actually have to fold up to fit through them. Because of their tiny size and the intricate nature of their network throughout the body, capillaries are responsible for actually nourishing each individual tissue cell! Along the length of the capillaries are small openings called slit pores through which oxygen, glucose, and nutrients leave the capillaries and enter the surrounding interstitial fluid. From there, they cross cell membranes and nourish the cells. Similarly, the waste products of cells enter the fluid and cross over into the capillaries, where they are then transported to the liver and kidneys for disposal. If the capillary slit pores are torn or have lesions, then blood proteins and Sodium will leak out and cause the interstitial fluid to take on a more gel-like nature. This makes the transfer of oxygen and nutrients to the cells more difficult, as well as the disposal of cell waste products, turning the fluid into a stagnant swamp instead of a flowing river. In addition to its powerful antioxidant actions, Proanthodyn also helps protect collagen and elastin, the main constituents of tissue in the capillaries, and throughout the body. It is absolutely essential for capillary walls — which are only one cell thick — to be strong and stable, so that they do not allow blood proteins to leak into the interstitial fluid. Once the interstitial fluid takes on a gel-like consistency, the surrounding cells literally become starved from lack of nutrition. The exciting news is that the proanthocyanidins contained in Proanthodyn are among the few substances yet discovered which can help strengthen capillary walls, ensuring the liquid nature of the interstitial fluid.2 Plus, proanthocyanidins help keep capillary and artery walls flexible, allowing for proper blood flow to the heart.

    Heart Smarts

    The 1990’s mark a decade of increased awareness among Americans of important health issues. Much of the discussion has revolved around protecting that precious center of life we call the heart. Simple lifestyle change is one of the most effective ways to maintain and protect the functioning of the cardiovascular system. In order to take a holistic approach to heart care, make sure you include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables (organic, if possible) in your diet, and cut down on fatty and cholesterol-forming foods. Reduce your salt and alcohol intake to a minimum. Try to get regular, sustained aerobic exercise for at least 30 minutes three times a week. Don’t smoke – or if you do smoke, try to eat even more fresh fruits and antioxidant-rich vegetables to counter the amount of free radicals being produced in your body. Lastly, consider adding Source Naturals HEART SCIENCE to your health regimen. HEART SCIENCE, the most comprehensive formula of its kind, provides targeted protection to the entire cardiovascular system. By approaching the promotion of normal heart function on five different levels — through the inclusion of ingredients which supply energy, decrease harmful homocysteine levels, fight cholesterol build-up, help regulate electrical rhythm, and protect artery and capillary linings — HEART SCIENCE is the perfect addition to a holistic approach to heart care.

    Source Naturals HEART SCIENCE™


    The Five Tiered Approach to Heart Health
    Six tablets contain:
    Vitamins and Minerals %USRDA
    Pro-Vit A (Beta Carotene) 45,000 IU 900%
    Vit B1 (Thiamine) 50 mg 3333%
    Vit B3 (Inositol Hexanicotinate) 500 mg 2500%
    Vit B6 (Pyridoxine HCl) 25 mg 1250%
    Coenzyme B6 (Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)
    25 mg yielding: 16.9 mg of Vit B6 845% (Total Vitamin B6 Activity) (41.9 mg) (2095%)
    Vit B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 500 mcg 8333%
    Folic Acid 800 mcg 200%
    Vit C (Magnesium Ascorbate) 1500 mg 2500%
    Vit E (d-alpha Tocopheryl Succinate) 400 IU 1333%
    Chromium (ChromeMate® †Polynicotinate-150 mcg & Chromium Picolinate††-150 mcg) 300 mcg *
    Copper (Sebacate) 750 mcg 37.5%
    Magnesium (Ascorbate, Taurinate & Oxide) 300 mg 75%
    Potassium (Citrate) 99 mg *
    Selenium (L-Selenomethionine) 200 mcg *
    Silicon (From 400 mg of Horsetail Extract) 13mg *
    * U.S. RDA not established.
    Other Ingredients and Herbs
    Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) 60 mg
    L-Carnitine (L-Tartrate) 500 mg
    Hawthorn Berry Extract 400 mg
    Proanthodyn™ (Yielding 95 mg of Proanthocyanidins from grape seed extract) 100 mg
    L-Proline 500 mg
    L-Lysine (HCl) 500 mg
    NAG™ (N-Acetyl Glucosamine) 500 mg
    Bromelain (2000 G.D.U. per gram) 1200 G.D.U.
    Taurine (Magnesium Taurinate) 500 mg
    Horsetail Extract (Yielding 31 mg of Silica) 400 mg
    Inositol (Hexanicotinate) 50 mg

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    Additional Supplements to lower Blood sugar.
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    Subject: Additional Supplements to lower Blood sugar.

    example, supplementary niacin-bound chromium [20,21], garlic [22], soluble fibres [23] and vanadium [24] can overcome, to some extent, many of these perturbations. Thus, natural nutrients/elements have the potential to favourably influence the glucose/insulin system and the onset of age-related chronic disorders with little threat of serious adverse side effects [1]. We should mention that it is possible that proper combinations of these natural products may give even better risk/benefit ratios than single agents alone.

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    Effects of a novel formulation of essential oils on glucose–insulinmetabolism in diabetic
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    Date: May 18, 2005 09:20 AM
    Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Effects of a novel formulation of essential oils on glucose–insulinmetabolism in diabetic

    Background: Insulin resistance and its most severe form type 2 diabetes mellitus are rapidly increasing throughout the world. It is generally recognized that natural products with a long history of safety can increase insulin sensitivity.

    Aims: The present investigation examined the ability of various combinations of essential oils such as fenugreek, cinnamon, cumin, oregano, etc. to enhance insulin sensitivity. As a first approximation, we examined the effects of these natural products on Zucker fatty rats (ZFRs), a model of obesity and insulin resistance, and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs), a model of genetic hypertension. Material and Methods: Water or essential oils were given orally via droplets, and insulin sensitivity was estimated by systolic blood pressure (SBP) changes and circulating glucose and/or insulin concentrations.

    Results: We have found that the ability to alter SBP in rat models is the most sensitive early index of insulin sensitivity. The combined essential oils lowered circulating glucose levels and SBP in both ZFRs and SHRs, suggesting that these natural products are enhancing insulin sensitivity. The second series of studies examined two additional combinations of essential oils along with the original formula. The major differences were in the types and proportions of individual oils contributing to a given formula.

    Conclusions: Although all the three formulae decreased SBP in ZFRs, one of the formulae was more effective than the others in lowering circulating glucose in the glucose tolerance testing. Accordingly, some essential oils may be added to the long list of natural products that can affect insulin sensitivity. Keywords: diabetes mellitus, essential oils, insulin resistance, insulin sensitivity, insulin sensitivity, natural products Received 11 August 2003; returned for revision 25 September 2003; revised version accepted 16 March 2004 Introduction The prevalence of insulin resistance and its most severe form type 2 diabetes mellitus is rapidly increasing in the USA – even throughout the world [1–3]. The recent increase is attributed, at least to some extent, to the greater occurrence of overweight and obesity that is due mainly to an augmented intake of calories and refined carbohydrates, lesser consumption of fibres and a more sedentary lifestyle [4–6]. Obviously, reversal of these situations should ameliorate the problem. Unfortunately, more is often needed than simply advising lifestyle changes that frequently fail in order to combat insulin resistance and its accompanying perturbations (cardiovascular diseases, obesity, dyslipidemias, diabetes mellitus and premature ageing) [7,8]. Experience shows that the afflicted not infrequently require aids to help with the maintenance of a healthful lifestyle. Correspondence: Harry G. Preuss, D, Georgetown University Medical Center, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Basic Science Building, Room 231B, 4000 Reservoir Road, N.W., Washington, DC 20057, USA. O R I G I N A L ART I C L E doi: 10.1111/j.1463–1326.2004.00386.x # 2004 Blackwell Publishing Ltd Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, 7, 2005, 193–199 193

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