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You can benefit from adding cod liver oil to your diet Darrell Miller 5/18/19
What is the Endocannabinoid System? Darrell Miller 5/15/19
The nutritional content and health benefits of pecans and walnuts Darrell Miller 5/13/19
The key nutrients needed to prevent heart attacks, strokes andheart failure Darrell Miller 5/8/19
Study confirms the effectiveness of fennel for reducingpostmenopausal symptoms Darrell Miller 3/8/19
Rosemary displays a powerful anti-anxiety effect, similar todiazepam but without the side effects Darrell Miller 1/30/19
The many uses of peppermint oil Darrell Miller 1/17/19
Pumpkin seeds, mostly eaten during Halloween, contain an impressivearray of vitamins and minerals that support heart health VitaNet, LLC Staff 9/15/18
The Best Vitamins for Men VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/5/18
Finger millet is a nutritional powerhouse: A review of the nutrients it offers Darrell Miller 6/29/18
Interaction of turmeric (Curcuma longaL.) with beneficial microbes Darrell Miller 10/9/17
Now that's good bacteria Darrell Miller 9/7/17
Adaptogens for a Stressful World Darrell Miller 8/16/17
Here's what happens to your body when you don't get enough sleep Darrell Miller 8/13/17
Is chronic fatigue syndrome an inflammatory disease? Darrell Miller 8/2/17
Mediterranean Diet found to slash risk of dementia by 35% Darrell Miller 7/22/17
What is turmeric, and why is it good for you? Darrell Miller 7/21/17
Signs You’re Not Drinking Enough Water |What Happen to your body if You’re Not Drinking Enough Water Darrell Miller 7/16/17
9 Health Benefits Of Hibiscus Darrell Miller 6/30/17
Is C-Reactive Protein Secretly Making You Gain Weight? Darrell Miller 6/8/17
Treat Your Arthritis Problems With Gelatin Amazing!! Darrell Miller 6/4/17
9 Reasons to add Chlorella superfood to your diet Darrell Miller 5/9/17
Millions of people with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E Darrell Miller 4/25/17
What we can learn from the Scandinavian diet Darrell Miller 4/20/17
Medical News Today: Is rice gluten-free? Grains explained Darrell Miller 3/25/17
Treading carefully on medical marijuana Darrell Miller 3/24/17
Drinking This Type of Water Relaxes Your Blood Vessels, Your Heart Loves It Darrell Miller 3/17/17
How being anti-social keeps you slim: Women are MOST likely to ditch their diets when dining out ... Darrell Miller 3/14/17
What are heart failure, heart attack and cardiac arrest? Darrell Miller 2/14/17
Top 5 Selenium Foods to Fight Selenium Deficiency Darrell Miller 2/7/17
Is the Mediterranean diet good for kids, too? Darrell Miller 2/5/17
Health: Top 7 fruits rich in vitamin C Darrell Miller 1/21/17
The Difference Between Type I and II diabetes. Darrell Miller 1/19/17
Development of castor oil. Darrell Miller 1/3/17
Here's Why Some Miss Out on the Asparagus Effect Darrell Miller 12/26/16
Is it okay to pair your morning coffee and workout routine? Darrell Miller 12/14/16
How to strengthen your bones Darrell Miller 12/10/16
Texas reports first case of Zika spread by local mosquitoes Darrell Miller 12/9/16
Bringing About a Lifestyle Change Darrell Miller 11/16/16
five anti-aging food found in the grocery store Darrell Miller 11/13/16
health benefits of dhea and how it declines as we age Darrell Miller 11/8/16
One in seven children suffer high air pollution: UNICEF Darrell Miller 11/4/16
Why Do Drugs? Darrell Miller 11/1/16
Everybody Should Switch Back To Butter, It Is the healthier Choice Darrell Miller 9/26/16
What Exactly Do Friendly Bacteria Do In The Intestinal Tract? Darrell Miller 12/7/15
Is Your Blood Pressure Out Of Control? Eat beet roots! Darrell Miller 11/15/15
STEVIA – BETTER THAN SUGAR Darrell Miller 7/29/15
CORDYCEP: MEANING AND BENEFITS Darrell Miller 7/22/15
What Are Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) And What Herbs Contain Them? Darrell Miller 7/21/15
The Dangers of Vegetable Oil Darrell Miller 7/21/15




You can benefit from adding cod liver oil to your diet
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Date: May 18, 2019 10:42 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: You can benefit from adding cod liver oil to your diet





Cod liver oil has many health benefits that one can take advantage of. Some of them are that it can alleviate the symptoms of gastric ulcer, can improve eye health, can help to reduce the pain from arthritis, and improve the condition of anxiety or depression. It can also strengthen the bones. Many doctors when recommending a supplement to a patient will almost always include fish oil in the list. This is because fish oil contains lots of omega-3 fatty acids that are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Fish oil has also been found to lower the risk to dementia, and heart disease, along with other chronic health problems. Many fish oil are taken from fish that live near the surface of the sea but cod liver oil are taken from the cod fish that lives in the depth of the ocean. This oil contains high amount of vitamin A and D. One needs only take a single teaspoon to have the recommended daily allowance which is 900 milligrams of DHA, EPA, and other omega-3 fatty acids. It is recommended by the authors that one gets his supply of cod liver oil from reputable sources to prevent contamination.

Key Takeaways:

  • Due to the numerous benefits of fish oil, health care providers almost always include it in their recommended list of health supplements.
  • There are lots of omega-3 fatty acids that can be found in fish oil and this helps to prevent dementia, heart disease, and other chronic health problems.
  • Many of the fish oils that are found in the market are taken from fish that swims mostly near the surface of the sea.

"This highly beneficial fish oil can alleviate the symptoms of gastric ulcers, support eye health, relieve pain from arthritis, strengthen the bones, and improve anxiety or depression."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-16-adding-cod-liver-oil-to-your-diet.html

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What is the Endocannabinoid System?
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Date: May 15, 2019 02:00 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What is the Endocannabinoid System?

  • A biological control system embedded in our nerves that is involved with every bodily function
  • ECS consists of E-Receptor sites (mostly CB-1 & CB-2), E-cannabinoids and Enzymes.
  • The Endocannabinoid System was named in 1940 after scientists discovered the chemical similarity between Endocannabinoids (in our bodies) and Phytocannabinoids (from plants) CBD is a Phytocannabinoid that works like a key in the receptors of the human Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
  • CBD helps to create homeostasis (stability/balance) of the internal environment despite fluctuations of the external environment.

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The nutritional content and health benefits of pecans and walnuts
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Date: May 13, 2019 04:21 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The nutritional content and health benefits of pecans and walnuts





Walnuts and pecans are both healthy snacks with lots of benefits. Walnuts have more fat and more protein, while pecans have more fiber and more natural sugars. The fat in both pecans and walnuts consists predominantly of healthy fats like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, as well as omega-3s. Both pecans and walnuts are good for brain health and rich in antioxidants. Their polyphenols help to protect the brain, while their healthy fats help to safeguard the heart and prevent atherosclerosis.

Key Takeaways:

  • Pecans and walnuts might have differences in looks and taste, but they are very well regarded for their healthiness and great tastes.
  • When one takes a serving of walnuts, he discovers that it contains more calories than an equal serving of pecans and this extra energy is stored in fats.
  • The fats in walnuts are usually good fats which consist mostly of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, along with omega-3 fatty acids.

"Walnuts have the B vitamins choline and niacin, while pecans show tiny amounts of vitamin A."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-31-nutritional-content-and-health-benefits-of-pecans-and-walnuts.html

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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Study confirms the effectiveness of fennel for reducingpostmenopausal symptoms
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Date: March 08, 2019 01:43 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study confirms the effectiveness of fennel for reducingpostmenopausal symptoms





A study involving 79 Iranian women ranging in the ages of 45-60 were given 100 milligrams of fennel inside soft capsules over an eight-week time span. The findings showed that the women who had previously faces menopausal symptoms found that their symptoms minimized when they were actively taking the fennel each day. These results are surprising, as researchers were only partially aware of the impact fennel had on post-menopausal women, due to data mostly focusing on how it treats digestive issues.

Key Takeaways:

  • A natural herb called Fennel, has recently been used in a new study.
  • Proven to be effective in reducing sleeplessness, anxiety, hot flashes, and even vaginal dryness.
  • The study suggest that fennel is the most natural way of treatment.

"According to the press release of the NAMS study, fennel is also an effective remedy that can also be used to manage postmenopause symptoms that include anxiety, hot flashes, sleeplessness, and vaginal dryness without any serious side effects."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-22-fennel-reduces-postmenopausal-symptoms.html

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Rosemary displays a powerful anti-anxiety effect, similar todiazepam but without the side effects
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Date: January 30, 2019 03:10 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Rosemary displays a powerful anti-anxiety effect, similar todiazepam but without the side effects





Many people suffer from anxiety and are in search of natural treatments instead of anti-anxiety drugs. According to researchers from Iran, rosemary could be a possibility. Many anti-anxiety drugs prescribed have a list of side effects making it even more difficult for people who suffer already. Rosemary is a shrub like plant found mostly in southern Europe. It is already known for killing bacteria, promoting blood flow, lowering blood sugar levels and more. The study concluded that the mice injected with rosemary appeared to have reduced anxiety similar to the mice injected with anti-anxiety medications.

Key Takeaways:

  • Research shows that more than 500 million people are afflicted with the psychological disorder of anxiety.
  • Pharmaceutical options for anxiety often incorporate side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure and sexual dysfunction.
  • One study, administered on mice, suggested that the herb, rosemary, showed an anti-anxiety affect on subjects on par with the drug diazepam.

"Natural products are good alternatives to anti-anxiety drugs because of their potency and safety."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-11-rosemary-displays-powerful-anti-anxiety-effect-no-side-effects.html

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The many uses of peppermint oil
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Date: January 17, 2019 08:07 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The many uses of peppermint oil





Common culture associates peppermint and thus peppermint oil with the holiday season. It is common to find it in holiday themed cookies, candies and candles. Ancient cultures, however, viewed peppermint as a substance with powerful medicinal properties. Studies have shown that peppermint can boost energy levels and kill microorganisms. Menthol, which is in peppermint, has been shown to reduce pain as an anti-inflammatory and prevent tumor growth. It also has positive effects for your skin.

Key Takeaways:

  • Peppermint oil is mostly associated with holiday-themed items like candles, candies and shower gels but the use of this oil goes back to ancient Greek, Egypt and Rome.
  • There is now increased public interest in peppermint oil due to the numerous ingredients it has that are beneficial for health. One of these ingredients is menthol.
  • Instead of just going for an energy drink to boost your energy, you can sip or inhale peppermint oil and in five minutes, you are boosted.

"This is because of its menthol component, which has anti-inflammatory and painkilling effects. It also provides some additional help by increasing your pain tolerance."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-18-the-many-uses-of-peppermint-oil.html

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Pumpkin seeds, mostly eaten during Halloween, contain an impressivearray of vitamins and minerals that support heart health
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Date: September 15, 2018 08:52 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Pumpkin seeds, mostly eaten during Halloween, contain an impressivearray of vitamins and minerals that support heart health





Pumpkin seeds, mostly eaten during Halloween, contain an impressive array of vitamins and minerals that support heart health

Why You Should Be Eating a Handful of Pumpkin Seeds Everyday. You can eat pumpkin seeds raw, toasted and spiced, or salted and in their shell. ... Pumpkin seeds are loaded with vitamins and minerals, including vitamins B, E, and K, magnesium, and iron.these seeds are consumed during hallowen they are usually scraped out of the pumpkin in making jack-o-lanterns. They are rich in essential fatty acids and tryptophan, which make them an effective tool in improving heart health and preventing diseases, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, bladder dysfunction, and anxiety.To support heart health, pumpkin seeds work by increasing high-density lipoprotein while decreasing low-density lipoprotein or “bad” cholesterol levels.Pumpkin seeds are good for the bones because of their high magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc content. In addition, pumpkin seed oil helps relieve inflammation linked to arthritis and related conditions.Another benefit of pumpkin seeds has to do with bladder health. Up to 16 percent of aging adults are affected by overactive bladder, which can greatly affect their quality of life. An overactive bladder causes sudden urges to urinate and can cause involuntary urination. Recent study by researchers from the University of Tennesse have shown that pumpkin seed oil and extract are effective in improving these symptoms and helping to bring back bladder control,the high tryptophan content of pumpkin seeds help improve anxiety. In the brain and also improve mood.

Key Takeaways:

  • People do not realize that pumpkins, and their seeds, actually are very healthy for you.
  • Pumpkins should be put into everyone's diet as they are full of nutrients and vitamins.
  • Do not be afraid to try new food as there are so many people who are like that!

"However, these nutty seeds and their byproduct pumpkin seed oil should be consumed more often because they contain a variety of vitamins and minerals that are good for the heart."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-08-16-pumpkin-seeds-vitamins-and-minerals-heart-health.html

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The Best Vitamins for Men
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Date: August 05, 2018 05:53 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Best Vitamins for Men





The Best Vitamins for Men

Many Western men suffer from at least one dietary deficiency, with significant consequences for their health. Vitamin deficiencies can negatively impact almost every system in your body, from your brain to your muscles to your sex drive. Vitamin D3 deficiency increases the risk of heart attack or stroke, and is especially common in indoorsy men or those from cold areas. Even though on paper most men get enough B12, several common medications can interfere its absorption and cause B12 deficiency symptoms like fatigue.

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin D3 deficiency is especially common in men who spend a lot of time indoors or live in Northern climes, and can cause a variety of symptoms, including raised risk of stroke and heart attacks.
  • While many men get enough B12 in their diet, a variety of medications, including common heartburn medications, can prevent it from being absorbed properly.
  • Vitamins A, C, and E are water-soluble, antioxidants vitamins that fulfill a variety of critical purposes in the body and are found in foods like spinach and kale.

"Many people assume vitamin or mineral deficiencies are mostly a third-world problem in the 21st century, but in fact research tells us that even in developed nations, the best vitamins for men aren’t consumed enough."

Read more: https://draxe.com/best-vitamins-for-men/

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Finger millet is a nutritional powerhouse: A review of the nutrients it offers
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Date: June 29, 2018 09:54 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Finger millet is a nutritional powerhouse: A review of the nutrients it offers





Finger millet is a nutritional powerhouse: A review of the nutrients it offers

Millet tends to get short shrift in the US, since it’s grown mostly in semi-arid Asian and African climes, but it’s very nutritious, especially the variety known as finger millet. Finger millet’s five layer seed coat (called the testa) is rich in a variety of micro and macro nutrients, amino acids, dietary fiber, protein and phenols. Finger millet shows promise for the management of diabetes and conditions associated with high cholesterol. It has a remarkable ability to lower blood sugar. Most of the nutritional value is in the seed coat/testa, so always get the whole grain variety!

Key Takeaways:

  • Finger millet testa has 18 percent dietary fiber and assorted varieties of macronutrients and micronutrients.
  • Finger millet contains essential and conditionally essential amino acids like Arginine, Cystine and Valine.
  • The high amounts of phenolic compounds and dietary fiber content of finger millet makes it ideal for diabetics and pre-diabetics.

"While millet may not be as popular as other types of cereals, researchers from the G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology have argued that it deserves more recognition because it is a nutritional powerhouse."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-26-finger-millet-is-a-nutritional-powerhouse-a-review-of-the-nutrients-it-offers.html

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Interaction of turmeric (Curcuma longaL.) with beneficial microbes
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Date: October 09, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Interaction of turmeric (Curcuma longaL.) with beneficial microbes





Turmeric is a trendy item now. Many people are beginning to add it to their diets. It is supposed to have important health benefits. This talks about how it interacts with the body's beneficial microbes. Since these do matter it is good to kow if what we're eating will have a negative effect on them. If it does you may find your body out of balance. You will be able to feel the difference when that happens.

Key Takeaways:

  • Curcuma longa L., commonly known as turmeric, is a rhizomatous herb of the family Zingiberaceae. It is mostly used as a spice, a coloring agent and broadly used in traditional medicine such as Ayurved
  • Turmeric rhizomes interact with a large numbers of rhizosphere-associated microbial species, and some enter the plant tissue and act as endophytes.
  • Both rhizospheric and endophytic species are directly or indirectly involved in growth promotion and disease management in plants and also play an important role in the modulation of morphological.

"The present review focuses on the rhizobacterial and endophytic bacterial and fungal populations associated with the turmeric."

Read more: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13205-017-0971-7

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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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Adaptogens for a Stressful World
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Date: August 16, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Adaptogens for a Stressful World





The hottest selling botanicals fall under the category of adaptogens. Business in this area is thriving very well. This could be due to the influence of two different consumer targets that are interested in it. The differences are in age mostly. Recently, curcumin has been one of the top selling nutritional ingredients in the United States of America. Curcumin is an anti inflammatory agent and it comes from the golden yellow turmeric plant. This is an important health benefit.

Key Takeaways:

  • Herbal substances which aid the body in fighting stress, called adaptogens, include maca, schisandra, eleuthero and ginseng.
  • Interestingly, the high demand for adaptogens springs from opposing needs, specifically buyers that are looking for more energy and those seeking a calming influence.
  • The energy-promoting virtues of some herbs was highlighted in the 70s, when Russian cosmonauts and athletes began using them.

"In recent years, curcumin (Curcuma longa) has been among the top-selling nutritional ingredients in the U.S. market."

Read more: https://www.naturalproductsinsider.com/articles/2017/07/adaptogens-for-a-stressful-world.aspx

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Here's what happens to your body when you don't get enough sleep
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Date: August 13, 2017 07:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Here's what happens to your body when you don't get enough sleep





It is not good when you do not get enough sleep. People may be surprised to see what happens to their body when they do not get enough sleep. Mostly everyone feels really good after getting a good night sleep. Not getting enough sleep can do more than make you feel groggy. Sleep is not just a time filler or some passive activity we do for no reason. Lack of sleep has been linked with obesity and feeling more stressed out.

Read more: Here's what happens to your body when you don't get enough sleep

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Is chronic fatigue syndrome an inflammatory disease?
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Date: August 02, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is chronic fatigue syndrome an inflammatory disease?





Chronic fatigue syndrome has been a very controversial thing for many years. Experts have not been able to gain much insight when it comes to the cause of it. There is a new study out that puts forward the suggestion that it is actually an inflammatory disease. There are wide ranging symptoms which makes it quite difficult to diagnose. It is characterized mostly by debilitating fatigue. it is also usually accompanied by pain and difficulties in retaining focus.

Key Takeaways:

  • New findings suggest the concentration of cytokines in the bloodstream is relevant to the acuteness of CFS/ME symptoms, indicating it could be an inflammatory disease.
  • 17 of the cytokines measured were linked to the degree of severity of CFS/ME. Of these, 13 stimulate inflammation.
  • Symptoms might include sore throat, sensitive lymph nodes, night sweats, muscle pain, digestive issues, inability to think clearly or retain focus.

"Characterized by often debilitating fatigue, and sometimes accompanied by pain and difficulties in retaining focus, CFS/ME affects between 836,000 and 2.5 million people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."

Read more: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318714.php

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Mediterranean Diet found to slash risk of dementia by 35%
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Date: July 22, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Mediterranean Diet found to slash risk of dementia by 35%





According to a study by the University of California following a Mediterranean diet could significantly reduce the risk of dementia. Other studies seem to agree that a diet low in meat and dairy but is rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, beans, nuts, and healthy fats significantly reduce the risk of cognitive decline. There are some studies showing that there is marked improvement in cognition when a person strictly adhered to the diet as well as decreasing inflammation, reducing obesity, healthier lipid panels and such.

Key Takeaways:

  • A Mediterranean-style diet is one low in meat and dairy but rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, cereals, beans, nuts and ‘healthy’ fats like olive oil.
  • Patients with greater diet adherence were also less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those with lower adherence
  • The researchers also noted that the diet scheme helped improve a large number of risk factors associated with cognitive decline.

"The Mediterranean diet, which includes mostly oily fish, vegetables and nuts, has long been touted as a highly effective diet scheme against a plethora of diseases."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-07-19-mediterranean-diet-found-to-slash-risk-of-dementia-by-35.html

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What is turmeric, and why is it good for you?
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Date: July 21, 2017 11:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What is turmeric, and why is it good for you?





A website that features interesting stories has published an article on turmeric. The article explores the origins of turmeric and discusses its uses. It came from Southeast Asia. It is used for dying clothes, and as a spice. But it is now mostly known for its health uses. The website WebMD reports turmeric may be used to treat cholesterol and arthritis. It also reports that turmeric can treat digestive disorders. There are several color photos included with the story.

Read more: What is turmeric, and why is it good for you?

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Signs You’re Not Drinking Enough Water |What Happen to your body if You’re Not Drinking Enough Water
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Date: July 16, 2017 05:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Signs You’re Not Drinking Enough Water |What Happen to your body if You’re Not Drinking Enough Water





Staying hydrated is important to your health. Even though the body is comprised mostly of water, many people don't drink enough of it. There are multiple ways to tell if your body is not getting enough water. They include: not recovering quickly from an illness, having a dry mouth or skin or eyes, getting mild headaches, having dark colored urine or not urinating enough, feeling tired, gaining weight, and having joint pain. Drinking water can help to alleviate these conditions. While it may not work in all cases, it can't hurt.

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Key Takeaways:

  • A lack of water can cause headaches and other pains.
  • Your joints need lubrication to function and water supplies that.
  • Dark urine is a very good sign that you need to drink more water.

"If your urine is clear or light colored, keep up the good work! You're drinking enough water!"

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9 Health Benefits Of Hibiscus
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Date: June 30, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 9 Health Benefits Of Hibiscus





Hawaii is an island known mostly for its luaus and gorgeous views, Hawaii is also covered with beautiful hibiscus trees. These hibiscus flowers while beautiful, hold many not well known health benefits. The hibiscus flower is mostly used to make a tea known as "sour tea" or made into a topical application. Hibiscus is loaded with antioxidants, these antioxidants help combat free radical damage that lowers inflammation in the body. The flowers is also filled with nutrients and help boost your immune system especially during cold and flu season. Hibiscus also has many other benefits including lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, helps improve your mood and digestive system. When applied to your skin it will make it more firm and great at moisturizing as well. All around hibiscus has many health benefits and would be very beneficial for your body.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hibiscus flowers have a wide variety of health benefits. You can either drink hibiscus tea or apply hibiscus oil to reap these benefits.
  • Hibiscus is rich in antioxidants, which helps to reduce inflammation in the body. It is also nutritious, containing B-vitamins and minerals.
  • Some of the health benefits from hibiscus are: immune system function boost, lowers cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, improves mood and improves optimal digestion.

"not only are hibiscus flowers beautiful and fragrant, they also have a wide array of health benefits."

Read more: http://www.thealternativedaily.com/health-benefits-of-hibiscus/

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Is C-Reactive Protein Secretly Making You Gain Weight?
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Date: June 08, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is C-Reactive Protein Secretly Making You Gain Weight?





C-reactive protein or CRP is something that your liver increases production in when your body has increased inflammation as a result of high levels of stress, a lack of sleep or other symptoms. Inflammation is a direct cause of weight gain and in some cases, obesity. When inflamed, your body does things to deal with it, including storing more calories and slowing down your metabolism. Scientists found a common link between c-reactive protein and obesity, mostly in women.

Key Takeaways:

  • C-reactive protein levels are often included in physician-requested blood work, as they are indicative of cancer and heart disease risk.
  • C-reactive protein is manufactured in high amounts by the liver, when the body is experiencing lots of inflammation.
  • Because the protein acts to remove dead cells, it's a super marker for inflammation, also linked to weight gain and obesity.

"Here, we've asked experts to break down what's to blame for c-reactive protein in your blood, what it says about your weight, and what you can do to fight back."

Read more: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/c-reactive-protein

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Treat Your Arthritis Problems With Gelatin Amazing!!
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Date: June 04, 2017 05:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Treat Your Arthritis Problems With Gelatin Amazing!!





People who suffer with arthritis should consider the alternative and natural remedy of Gelatin. Gelatin is mostly know as an ingredient in candies and milk, but if used a teaspoon twice a day can considerably lower your pain level associated with arthritis. Gelatin has proteins made from animal cartilage bones and tendons. Most of the time we have gelatin in foods we would have never known. just by having this small amount 2 times a day can change the pain associated with arthritis in 4 to 6 weeks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zum4zToUk4Q&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • With advancing age we lose collagen, which affects joint flexibility and mobility.
  • Medicines that alleviate the general discomfort of arthritic conditions can also produce long-term side effects.
  • Gelatin is created by the hydrolysis of collagen, which comes to us from the bones, tendons and cartilage of animals.

"Although there are medicines that reduce pain, these do not disappear forever."

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9 Reasons to add Chlorella superfood to your diet
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Date: May 09, 2017 03:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 9 Reasons to add Chlorella superfood to your diet





Many overlook the importance of establishing and maintaining a healthy diet. Foods such as chlorella can have dramatically positive benefits on those who include it as part of their daily meals. Chlorella is a form of green alga that has a wealth of nutrients, binds heavy metals, supercharges the immune system, improves cholesterol, keeps blood pressure on track, provides a number of additional benefits as well. Thus, adding this superfood may give you the boost that you have been missing!

Key Takeaways:

  • Chlorella is full of nutrients and is mostly protein and contains 9 essential amino acids.
  • Chlorella does a lot for the body including removing metals in the body.
  • Using chlorella also lowers blood sugar as well as ease respiratory illnesses.

"Like spirulina, chlorella is a green alga with a host of health benefits. Though it has been around forever, this single-celled alga remained well hidden in freshwater ponds in the Far East until the end of the 19th century."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-05-01-9-reasons-to-add-clean-chlorella-to-your-diet.html

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Millions of people with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E
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Date: April 25, 2017 06:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Millions of people with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E





There are all types of syndromes that affect all types of people in the world.metabolic syndrome is a very specifi one that can lead to various problems. These problems can cause all types of blocks in everyday life that can hold you or someone you know back from fully attaining their life and beyond catering to their needs, fully enjoying life can be a lock or cusp that is reached and mostly a barrier that affect the quality of life, studies show that people with metabolic syndrome may need more vitiman E.

Read more: Millions of people with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E

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What we can learn from the Scandinavian diet
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Date: April 20, 2017 06:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What we can learn from the Scandinavian diet





Countries like Sweden and Denmark are ranked as some of the world's healthiest, mostly due to the Scandinavian diet. Deep sea cold fish is abundant and rich in omega-3s reducing depression and contributing to heart health. They eat high protein breakfasts which keeps them full most of the day. They skip white processed bread for rich black bread and eat vegetables for high fiber and carbs. Their foods are more natural and less processed. They also eat meals together as a celebration , reducing mindless eating by eating together.

Read more: What we can learn from the Scandinavian diet

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Medical News Today: Is rice gluten-free? Grains explained
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Date: March 25, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Medical News Today: Is rice gluten-free? Grains explained





Plain rice is gluten free naturally and is a good source of some nutrients and carbohydrates. People that are on a gluten free diet should always check labeling to make sure that gluten hasn't been added to a rice mixture. Rice does contain arsenic but it is mostly non toxic. People on gluten free diets have plenty of grains to choose from although many of these can only be found in health food stores. Persons with celiac disease must be careful to not eat gluten in any form.

Key Takeaways:

  • Rice, itself, is gluten free, but,often do have gluten due to contamination or use of other spices.
  • There are many other grains which are gluten free, that can help contribute to a balanced diet for those seeking a gluten free lifestyle.
  • Rice is a good alternative to gluten containing grains, but you can not get sufficient nutrients from rice alone

"Arsenic may cause health problems in people who eat significant amounts of rice and rice-based products daily."

Read more: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/316167.php

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Treading carefully on medical marijuana
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Date: March 24, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Treading carefully on medical marijuana





Medical marijuana has long been a controversial topic and countries all over the world are slow to make cannabis available for medical reasons. Many people swear by marijuana as an effective treatment for a variety of conditions. Unfortunately, there is limited scientific evidence to support some of these medical claims and proponents of the plant should be cautious when making such claims. This article provides an in-depth explanation of what has been proven in scientific research and what studies some countries are undertaking.

Key Takeaways:

  • In the past few weeks, the government has decided to use marijuana in the treament of childhood epilepsy, cancer patients and multiple sclerosis.
  • There are currently 2 drugs on the market since 1995. They are dronabinol and nabilone. Used for nausea after chemo and weight gain for AIDS patients.
  • All studies have been shown as mostly inconclusive and the studies have not been closely monitored enough to have any impact.

"The calls for legalisation of medicinal cannabis have been shrill and perhaps based on misunderstanding."

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/health-features/treading-carefully-on-medical-marijuana-35539393.html

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Drinking This Type of Water Relaxes Your Blood Vessels, Your Heart Loves It
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Date: March 17, 2017 11:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Drinking This Type of Water Relaxes Your Blood Vessels, Your Heart Loves It





There is a certain kind of water that, when ingested, helps to relax the blood vessels in your body. Your heart benefits from it as well. Most people are probably aware that they are made up of mostly water. But, a lot of people might not know that there are different kinds of water. And certain kinds of water are better than others.

[video mp4="//www.healthnutnews.com/drinking-type-water-relaxes-blood-vessels-heart-loves/"]

Key Takeaways:

  • Light is a source of energy for bacteria.
  • Green plants convert light to chemical energy.
  • The human body is mostly made of water.

"You’re probably well aware of the fact that your body is composed mostly of water, which is needed for a number of physiological processes and biochemical reactions, including but not limited to blood circulation, metabolism, regulation of body temperature, waste removal and detoxification."

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How being anti-social keeps you slim: Women are MOST likely to ditch their diets when dining out ...
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Date: March 14, 2017 04:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How being anti-social keeps you slim: Women are MOST likely to ditch their diets when dining out ...





I learned that eating out or around groups of people make it very hard to lose weight. This information presented was accurate to what I have experienced, and other friends of mine have. Social situations like eating out and at friends houses, bring the greatest risk of not sticking to your diet. According to the data collected from University of Philadelphia and my experience eating at home usually has the best chance at being successful. However, long turn maintenance is usually the hardest part.

Key Takeaways:

  • Women mostly make mistakes with their diet when they are out.
  • If people are conscious of the fact from take away one, it can make losing weight easier.
  • Intervening with diet and making the necessary changes can change people's lives for the better.

"Women on a diet face the greatest temptation to ditch healthy eating when dining with friends, experts have found."

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4293240/Women-likely-ditch-diets-dining-out.html

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What are heart failure, heart attack and cardiac arrest?
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Date: February 14, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What are heart failure, heart attack and cardiac arrest?





Though all types of heart trouble pose emergency threats to people's health, there are many differences between them in terms of both causes and symptoms. "Heart failure" refers to some loss of the heart's successful function as a pump; "congestive heart failure" applies more specifically to when blood flow has backed up, causing the swelling of veins. A "heart attack" occurs when blood flow to the heart is cut off - sometimes, this is caused by a spasm. But if the heart suddenly stops beating, that is a "cardiac arrest", and is a problem with the timed electrical signals that make the heart contract.

Key Takeaways:

  • Singer George Michael passed away on Christmas Day, at age 53.
  • His manager, Michael Lippman, cited heart failure as the cause of death.
  • If Michael's heart not only failed but also stopped beating entirely, he would have had minutes for doctors to intervene.

"Blockages causing heart attacks are mostly caused by a buildup of plaque in the arteries."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/12/26/health/what-is-heart-failure-heart-attack-sudden-cardiac-arrest-explainer/index.html

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Top 5 Selenium Foods to Fight Selenium Deficiency
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Date: February 07, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Top 5 Selenium Foods to Fight Selenium Deficiency





You may have never heard of the mineral Selenium, but did you know it does wonders for our body? Selenium can be used for making electronic devices and some glass products but a small amount of this mineral can help keep our bodies healthy. Some people may have deficiency to the mineral which can cause many problems. You can find out more about selenium and how is works for us in this article

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamins and minerals are very essential for a healthy body. One such mineral that benefits the human body is selenium. Although this mineral is mostly used in electronics and glass making, a small amount of it is required by the human body as well. Selenium deficiency can lead to many possible health hazards.
  • Studies have revealed that selenium consists of antioxidant properties that improve the health of the cells in the human body. It prevents cell damage, provides defense against various infections, and contributes to the proper functioning of the thyroid gland by regulating the thyroid hormone—thyroxine (T4).
  • The common source of selenium is the soil; therefore, the amount of selenium received through plant-based produce depends on the amount of selenium present in the soil. If the soil is found to be without selenium or in traces, farmers can add selenium fertilizers to the soil to meet the required quantity. Food sources of selenium are red meat, fish, seafood, and Brazil nuts.

"It is important to include selenium in an appropriate amount in the diet."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.foods4betterhealth.com/top-5-selenium-foods-to-fight-selenium-deficiency-29115&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmY4MTYyZmQ1NTMyNTY3NGQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNE0JwrJ28ETE4SwIAxCiB8rh4cmfA

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Is the Mediterranean diet good for kids, too?
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Date: February 05, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is the Mediterranean diet good for kids, too?





Putting kids on a diet can be dangerous for them because kids have certain needs. They are still growing and need the proper fuel to do that. This talks about this and about the Mediterranean diet in particular. Before putting kids on any type of diet ask a doctor and do your own research so you don't hurt them.

Key Takeaways:

  • The easy-to-follow Mediterranean diet involves eating mostly vegetables, fruits, legumes, unrefined grains, olive oil and fish.
  • Though the diet also includes skim or low-fat dairy products, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children consume whole milk until age 2, Johnson said.
  • Nuts are also included in the Mediterranean diet, but the academy considers whole nuts to be a high-risk food for choking and recommends caution for children under age 4, Johnson said. And, though the Mediterranean diet includes a modest amount of wine, alcohol is illegal to consume until age 21 in the United States.

"The easy-to-follow Mediterranean diet involves eating mostly vegetables, fruits, legumes, unrefined grains, olive oil and fish."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2017/02/01/health/mediterranean-diet-kids-study/index.html

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Health: Top 7 fruits rich in vitamin C
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Date: January 21, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health: Top 7 fruits rich in vitamin C





A glass of orange juice or a glass and strawberry shake, both the drinks are packed with high quantity of Vitamin C, one of the most important vitamins required to boost the body’s metabolism. Vitamin C has the power to fight cold and flu and boost immunity. Found mostly in fruits and vegetables, Vitamin C is therefore recommended for daily consumption during winter season.

Key Takeaways:

  • A glass of orange juice or a glass and strawberry shake, both the drinks are packed with high quantity of Vitamin C, one of the most important vitamins.
  • A glass of orange juice or one whole orange, the fruit can be consumed in any form for Vitamin C intake.
  • Strawberries are the tastiest berries loaded with all vital nutrients including Vitamin C.

""Vitamin C has the power to fight cold and flu and boost immunity.""



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.mid-day.com/articles/food-top-7-fruits-rich-in-vitamin-c-health-lifestyle-news/17903169&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNECyXyOlIW3xmB3KfBFP3OkL2ixdQ

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The Difference Between Type I and II diabetes.
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Date: January 19, 2017 10:26 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: The Difference Between Type I and II diabetes.

There are mainly two different types of diabetes - Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is known as insulin-dependent or juvenile diabetes. It is a condition in which there is an absolute lack of insulin. Due to the attacking of the body's immune system, the beta cells which are present in the pancreas and are responsible for making and secreting insulin die. Thus, there are no cells available to make insulin. So, in this case, the body will die without getting supplemental insulin immediately or in near- immediate future. The only treatment for this diabetes is insulin shots. Almost 10% of the people get this diabetes.

Whereas in type 2 diabetes, beta cells are present therefore insulin is also present. This diabetes is also known as non-insulin dependent diabetes. Insulin production produced is less than the amount of insulin the body requires. Almost 90% get affected by this type of diabetes. Treatment includes proper diet, exercise, and pills.

Usually, type 1 diabetes starts during childhood whereas type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed during adulthood. As type 1 diabetes affects mostly young babies and children, it is known as juvenile-onset diabetes. People who have type 1 diabetes lack total insulin whereas type 2 diabetics have too little insulin.

Even the causes of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are entirely different. It is not possible to prevent type 1 diabetes whereas type 2 can be avoided. But type 2 diabetes may be genetic also. It may be the result of obesity or high blood pressure. The symptoms of type 1 diabetes are very severe. Suddenly the child becomes feeble and sick; urination is increased, experience increased thirst, nausea, vomiting, stomach and abdominal pain, excessive fatigue, weight loss and decreased appetite. Immediate medical attention or usually hospitalization is required for the person suffering from these symptoms. On the other hand, type 2 is often diagnosed before the presence of any symptoms.


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Development of castor oil.
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Date: January 03, 2017 09:46 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Development of castor oil.

There are about hundreds of castor oil factories in China, of which only about 10% castor oil manufacturers start working; large processing plants have around 20; only nine plants have tens of thousands processing capacity. About 70% of Chinese castor oil processing factories in stop production or semi-shutdown state, because there are no adequate, high-quality raw material castor sources. At the end of the 1980s, China extends and built several large scale castor oil factories, each factory's total amount of annual output of castor oil are in 10 -15 thousand tons, total production capacity is about 55,000 tons per year.

The world's major markets of castor oil were concentrated in North America and Europe, of which the France, Britain, Netherlands, United States, Germany, five countries accounted for 61% of annual fuel consumption.

India castor oil used in making soap has about 1.6-1.8 million tons, the textile industry uses 2-3 thousand tons, chemical industries use 2-3 thousand tons, lubricating oil use 5-6 thousand tons, the rest for exporting. In Japan's castor oil use amount, paints accounted for 28.6%, the surfactant is 12.3%, cosmetic raw material is 8.2%, resin is 5.7%, hardened oil is 17.8%, sebum oil is 12.9%, others is 14.5%. Japan needs to import large quantities of castor beans every year; they are mostly imported from China, Pakistan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Brazil and other countries. Castor oil in the United States for the production of plastics and resins was accounted for 25.9%, fatty acids accounted for 12.7%, lubricating oil accounted for 6.3%, paint accounted for 23.7%, cosmetics (mainly synthetic waxes) accounted for 2.1%, others such as inks, surfactants accounted for 29.1%, these castor oils are imported from foreign countries.

Every year, the world needs 700 thousand tons of castor oil, convert into 1.6 million tons castor beans. Nowadays, gasoline resource was gradually reduced, transportation, live used gasoline was rapidly increasing, use gasoline as a raw material for synthetic material will be increasingly constrained in cost. And the United States study found that long-term exposure to polymers which synthesized by gasoline was harmful to human health. California and some other states have enacted laws and regulations for this, to restrict and gradually prohibit using synthetic resin in city buildings, interior facilities and human health-related sites and articles, which is polymerized from petroleum, natural gas cleaved into monomers raw materials, it makes castor oil's demand was rising sharply.

Castor cultivation in China is very commonly; there is no open planted regional division. South from Hainan Island, north to Heilongjiang is cultivated. Because castor hybrids with drought resistance, thin ridge resistant, saline-alkaline tolerance, well-adapted, simple to manage, less invest, high efficiency and other salient features, no matter grain field or hills, rocky land, saline-alkali soil and even around the house can be grown it. So anywhere in China can be planted castor.


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Here's Why Some Miss Out on the Asparagus Effect
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Date: December 26, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Here's Why Some Miss Out on the Asparagus Effect





If you have ever eaten a hearty helping of asparagus, you may or may not have noticed that your urine smelled pungent afterwards. A study in the British Medical Journal states that only 40% of people can smell this. This study showed that all the people who could not smell asparagus in urine had the same gene anomaly. Scientists are also hoping to raise awareness of how healthy the vegetable is. This stalky plant is rich in fiber, zinc, iron, folate, and vitamins A, C, and E.

Key Takeaways:

  • The groundbreaking study may pave the way to genetic engineering that would allow more people to detect the distinctive odor, the team at the Harvard School of Public Health said.
  • The firmly tongue-in-cheek study is published in the mostly humorous end-of-year holiday issue of the British Medical Journal.
  • The team used two big studies of 6,900 men and women to find out why some people can smell the asparagus effect and others cannot.

""Outstanding questions on this topic remain; first and foremost perhaps is why a delicacy such as asparagus results in such a strong odor?""



Reference:

//www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/why-can-t-some-people-smell-asparagus-their-pee-n695641?cid=public-rss_20161219

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Is it okay to pair your morning coffee and workout routine?
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Date: December 14, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is it okay to pair your morning coffee and workout routine?





The views on caffeine are mostly negative. However, a recent study is giving the chemical a little positive light. Research published in the British Journal of Sports Science showed that people who drank some coffee before performing their exercise routine were happier and completed their tasks 4.2 seconds faster, on average. It is important to keep in mind that black coffee is preferred and you should always drink plenty of water during your routine also. This minimizes the amount of sugar you ingest and keeps you from getting dehydrated.

Key Takeaways:

  • Research has shown that downing a cup of coffee before you break a sweat can boost your performance significantly.
  • One study found that people who had a cup of coffee before their workout ate 72 fewer calories later in the day and had an easier time keeping cravings at bay.
  • Go for coffee that’s been third-party tested for mold, which can be high in some beans. If you go for decaf, try ones that are decaffeinated with Swiss water process, which is nontoxic.

"Research has shown that downing a cup of coffee before you break a sweat can boost your performance significantly."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/2016-12-08-is-it-ok-to-pair-your-morning-coffee-and-workout-routine-together.html

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How to strengthen your bones
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Date: December 10, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to strengthen your bones





The vast majority of those affected are over 50, and mostly women - one in two women, and one in five men over the age of 50 will break a bone as a result of osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Society, with the wrists, hips, and spine most commonly affected. Stress exerts its adverse effects on bone density, mainly via the action of cortisol, one of the major stress hormones, says Max Tuck, author of Love Your Bones: The Essential Guide To Ending Osteoporosis And Building A Healthy Skeleton.

Key Takeaways:

  • It's easy to dismiss osteoporosis as an inevitable part of growing old - but understanding the causes, and how to manage the condition, can make a big difference.
  • Severe osteoporosis can be very problematic due to the increased risk of fractures - which can have a knock-on effect, including pain and mobility difficulties.
  • The key reason for this is menopause, when a woman's ovaries stop producing eggs, and eventually periods stop.

"It's believed that more than three million people in the UK are currently living with osteoporosis, associated with weakened, fragile bones."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.heraldscotland.com/life_style/14927262.How_to_strengthen_your_bones/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNG3NBdkUanmESxcSVU75-3EfLEHXQ

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Texas reports first case of Zika spread by local mosquitoes
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Date: December 09, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Texas reports first case of Zika spread by local mosquitoes





The Zika virus has become one of the biggest concerns in the United States lately. Texas recently became the second state in the country to report a locally spread case of the virus. To date, Florida has had 238 cases of Zika virus infection, and they have been battling against mosquitoes since summer 2016. The Zika virus can be hard to detect due to 80 percent of those infected being symptom-free. It is mostly dangerous for pregnant women, since it can cause birth defects.

Key Takeaways:

  • Texas is the 2nd state in the US that has a local transmission of the zika virus
  • The woman lives near the Mexico boarder and is not pregnant
  • Only the Aedes mosquito can transmit the Zika virus, and Texas is one of several states in the US that has this mosquito

"Texas health officials on Monday reported the state's first case of Zika likely spread by local mosquitoes, making Texas the second state within the continental United States to report local transmission of the virus that has been linked to birth defects."



Reference:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/texas-reports-first-case-zika-likely-local-mosquitoes-202804840.html?ref=gs

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Bringing About a Lifestyle Change
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Date: November 16, 2016 03:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Bringing About a Lifestyle Change





When losing weight it is important to do so gradually. By making small changes, and eating better, weight loss goals can be achieved! When making changes to your diet, start by limiting your fat intake. Also, decrease sugar consumption and increase your fiber intake. Try to eat foods that mostly come from a plant source.

Key Takeaways:

  • In bringing about a lifestyle change, we are going to break old, well-established and often conditioned habits and put in their place better eating habits
  • Clients need to create their own eating plan to suit their lifestyle, medical history, fitness goals and food preferences.
  • most foods come from plant sources such as grains, beans, vegetables and fruits

"My role is to help people to successfully take control of their weight and ultimately take control and responsibility of their health."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://fitxchange.net/bringing-about-a-lifestyle-change/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjBhMmIxOTgxN2IyMDM3NjI6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHObgidTkiAlLH6Uy5V4fOTtNet6g

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five anti-aging food found in the grocery store
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Date: November 13, 2016 06:46 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: five anti-aging food found in the grocery store





The choices we make at meal time affect how we age. By choosing healthy options, some of the common symptoms of old age can be reversed, removed, or masked. Many vitamins and nutrients prevent diseases that are mostly diagnosed during old age and maintain a healthy body. Eating correctly is essential to preserving our youth.

Key Takeaways:

  • One of the keys to aging gracefully and healthfully is eating healthy food.
  • Dark green leafy vegetables are rich in vitamin C, zinc, and beta-carotene which can help protect your eyesight from macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the elderly.
  • Fiber can lower your chances of developing type 2 diabetes and can keep your blood vessels in peak condition.

"Tomatoes, eggplants, blueberries, blackberries, and other colorful fruits are packed with antioxidants. These help combat free radicals that damage healthy cells and suppress the immune system."



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health benefits of dhea and how it declines as we age
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Date: November 08, 2016 07:51 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: health benefits of dhea and how it declines as we age

The importance of DHEA to human health cannot be overlooked. Found in the bloodstream, dhea is the furthermost plentiful hormone steroid. It is secreted in the brain, testes and ovaries and produced by the adrenal glands. Adrenal glands is the major producer of DHEA hormone. This hormone is changed to other hormones essential in the body such as estrogen and androgen.

Health benefits of DHEA

  • It enhances appearance of the skin. This is because it keeps the skin hydrated, intensifies epidermal thickness, boosts manufacture of sebum and controls facial skin coloring in old people.
  • Limits the level of cholesterol in the body
  • Facilitates proper functioning of the brain thus heightening cognitive abilities of individuals.
  • When dhea is taken orally for a couple of months, it assists in improving sexual performance in men by stimulating sexual desire, controlling erectile dysfunction and yielding sexual gratification.
  • Dhea is attributed to boosting moods by reducing levels of depression and anxiety.
  • Plays a role in formation of bones by improving bone mineral density.

How DHEA levels diminishes with age

As we age, dhea levels biologically diminish. According to research by experts, in our young years, plenty of dhea is secreted since it is vital for brain development and growth. This gradually continues until the age of 25 years after which the levels start to decline. The impact of the diminishing levels of dhea are mostly felt when we hit 40 years and above. This is manifested in terms of difficulties in remembering information, low levels of libido particularly in women, dry skin and increased anxiety.

DHEA is a hormone that is essential to human beings as it aids in counteracting the aging process, making us feel good and above all improving our overall health. Taking dhea supplements for those aged 40 years and above will help keep at bay problems associated with low levels of DHEA.

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One in seven children suffer high air pollution: UNICEF
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Date: November 04, 2016 07:49 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: One in seven children suffer high air pollution: UNICEF



A recent announcement from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has highlighted the risk that air pollution poses to the world's children. The agency reported that 1 in 7 children around the world are commonly exposed to high levels of air pollution. This environmental and health crisis is most common in South Asia.

Key Takeaways:

  • 7-18 for talks on global warming, to restrict use of fossil fuels to give twin benefits of improved health and slower climate change.
  • Worldwide, the WHO estimates that outdoor air pollution killed 3.7 million people in 2012, including 127,000 children aged under five. Factories, power plants and vehicles using fossil fuels, dust and burning of waste were among sources.
  • Indoor air pollution, often caused by coal- or wood-burning cooking stoves used in homes in developing nations, killed even more people, 4.3 million, of whom 531,000 were aged under five, it said.

"Almost one in seven children worldwide live in areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution, mostly in South Asia, and their growing bodies are most vulnerable to damage, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Monday."



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Why Do Drugs?
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Date: November 01, 2016 01:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Do Drugs?

It seems that drugs are no longer considered bad or harmful. Instead, many people view drug use as cool, fun and done by those who want to be a part of the cool crowd. But this is far from the only reason that people do drugs. Read this article and learn what's really going on with drug use in the world today.

Key Takeaways:

  • One of the reasons people do drugs is because they desperately want that feeling.
  • Closely related to feelings of euphoria is the express intention to get “high” on drugs. This is a deliberate choice to do drugs in order to achieve a state of altered awareness.
  • First exposure to drugs for many young people is through their peers. This occurs mostly at unsupervised gatherings such as parties, and during the summer, holidays and on weekends.

"In addition to wanting to achieve euphoria and get high, another common reason to do drugs is to experience an increase in energy. This burst of energy, however, is only short-term, often leading to increased usage to recapture or maintain that energetic feeling."



Reference:

//psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2016/10/26/why-do-drugs/

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Everybody Should Switch Back To Butter, It Is the healthier Choice
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Date: September 26, 2016 05:27 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Everybody Should Switch Back To Butter, It Is the healthier Choice

Years ago, there was a push to switch to vegetable oil.  Unfortunately, most everybody didn't realize that vegetable oil is not a healthy choice.  Vegetable oil is mostly made up of Omega-6, American diets have 30 to 100:1 omega-6 : omega-3 ratio.  Omega-6 is bad for the body when it is the dominant oil in our diets.  Omega-6 causes inflammation in the body.  Most Americans have chronic inflammation, consuming vegetable oil does not help matters at all.  Everybody should switch back to Butter. 


Butter is made from dairy products. It contains vitamins A,E and K2 which are fat-soluble. Contains a lot of saturated healthy fats which are short and medium chain fats which do not contribute to cardiovascular disease.
Butter can lower risk of heart attack due to high vitamin K2.  Contain CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) that improves body composition, aids in weight loss.

Have you had your butter today?


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What Exactly Do Friendly Bacteria Do In The Intestinal Tract?
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Date: December 07, 2015 01:04 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: What Exactly Do Friendly Bacteria Do In The Intestinal Tract?

Contrary to the popular belief that all bacteria are bad for your health, there are friendly bacteria that are very beneficial to your health. The friendly bacteria are mainly found in the colon, which is also known as the large intestine. The small intestine also has friendly bacteria. The first section of the intestine, the esophagus and the stomach are mostly bacteria-free due to the deterrent effect caused by the strong stomach acid as well as the high level of digestive enzymes in this areas.

The friendly bacteria that are found in the intestinal tract are very important to the human digestive system. They are responsible for producing enzymes that digest polysaccharides in plant cell walls. Some of the plant materials that you eat on a daily basis contribute to the fiber in your diet. The fiber is very important for a healthy colon. The enzymes that are released by the friendly bacteria usually make sure that most of the nutritional value of the plant materials that you eat does not go to waste.

Digestive System

Some bacteria in the intestinal tract usually make vitamin K, which is necessary for the formation of new bone and blood clotting. They also make the vitamins from the B group. These types of vitamins are very difficult to get from the food that you eat every day. Attempts of humans to manufacture them have not been fruitful so far. The beneficial bacteria are also very helpful in stimulating the immune system and maintaining optimum pH. They may also help in digesting or breaking down hormones that are not required anymore, drugs, and environmental substances that carry the risk of causing cancer.

Friendly bacteria also prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the intestinal tract. When an ideal pH of the colon is maintained (which should be between 6.7 and 6.9), the growth of harmful bacteria such as shigella which causes diarrhea, salmonella which causes food poisoning, and e.coli which can cause kidney failure and intestinal disease is inhibited. The beneficial bacteria also produce volatile fatty acid which works together with other acids in the intestinal tract to suppress the survival of yeast (candida) and fungus.

Normalizing bowel movements is another function that the friendly bacteria play in the intestinal tract. They do this by decreasing the time that waste products usually take to move through the digestive system. They also aid in correcting diarrhea and stopping constipation. Good bacteria also stimulate the formation of antibodies that protect your body against infectious diseases. They make your immunity strong.

Another important thing that good bacteria do in the digestive system is removing toxic elements. They deactivate various organisms that are in food or produced by other organisms. This is mainly done by a bacterium called Lactobacillus acidophilus. The friendly bacteria are also instruments in reducing cholesterol, improving fat digestion by providing mobile acids, and protecting against cancer.

Gas problems are also eliminated by the good bacteria. They also sweeten your breath, which would be a foul-smelling waste if bad bacteria take over the intestinal tract. Production of lactase enzyme is another thing that good bacteria do. This enzyme is necessary for digesting milk and milk products when they get to the digestive system. Without it, allergies will be a sure thing.



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Is Your Blood Pressure Out Of Control? Eat beet roots!
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Date: November 15, 2015 08:38 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Is Your Blood Pressure Out Of Control? Eat beet roots!


Today, one of the most serious conditions that people face is hypertension, or as it is commonly known, high blood pressure. This is grave condition, that if not checked, can result to fatalities. This condition is mostly found in people who are over 40 years. However, it is not unlikely to find a teenager with hypertension. This is a worrying trend which means that something must be done to prevent it. Luckily, there is a simple solution that people can apply to control this condition.

To start with, it is important to understand what causes the condition so that one may know how to combat it. High blood pressure is primarily caused by the constriction of the arteries which makes it hard to pump blood. The arteries are thinner than the veins and this means that the blood in them is at a higher pressure than in the veins. Due to the narrowness, they are able to pump blood faster and for longer distances.

When a person feeds on unhealthy food that is rich in cholesterol and other harmful substances, this causes a deposition of the harmful substances on the endothelium (the interior surface of the arteries). When this happens, the arteries become more constricted thus increasing the pressure of blood that flows in them (hence the term high blood pressure).

When the pressure increases, there is insufficient supply of blood to vital organs of the body like the brain. When the brain is not supplied with enough nutrients in the blood, this could lead to brain damage or stroke that may cause paralysis. Again, to ensure enough blood gets to the brain, the heart is forced to pump blood faster. This overworks the heart which may lead to heart attacks. Heart attacks are usually fatal.

There is therefore a need to unblock the heart vessels to ensure that blood flows easily. Nitric oxide is one of the best known remedy to people suffering from high blood pressure. It helps lower the blood pressure by unblocking the arteries. It has numerous benefits to the body especially in lowering the blood pressure. Arteries are able to release nitric oxide but as one advances in age, their effectiveness diminishes with time.

Beetroot1

Beet roots are a great source of nitric oxide. Eating lots of them will help supply your body with the nitric oxide it needs to unblock the arteries and thus lower the blood pressure. The whole beet root plant including the leave and the roots provides are rich source of nitric oxide. For those who don’t like eating it raw or cooked, they can juice it and still get the nutrients. Apart from lowering hypertension, beet roots are also known to fight against cancer. These are enough reason why anyone should increase their intake of beet roots whether or not they are suffering from high blood pressure.

Beet roots juice is available in stores which could act as a powerful supplement to combat hypertension.

 

References

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//www.nutritionexpress.com/showarticle.aspx?articleid=286

//www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/288229.php

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STEVIA – BETTER THAN SUGAR
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Date: July 29, 2015 05:11 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: STEVIA – BETTER THAN SUGAR

Stevia is a natural sweetener that originates in South America – Paraguay and Brazil, mostly – with no calories and is remarkably much sweeter than sugar.  The stevia plant Stevia Rebaudiana derives its sweetness from steviol glycocides.  The extract is then processed for sale in the form of Truvia and PureVia around North America.  It is not yet approved as an additive due to possible side effects of male infertility and genetic mutations.

Stevia

Benefits of Stevia over Sugar

  • Efficient. Stevia is very potent as a sweetener and contains multiple times the sweetness of sugar.  This means less of it is required to have a similar effect on intake. The leaf itself can stay up to five years, so it is a worthy investment as a plant. It saves money and allows for multiple use of a very small quantity.
  • Low Calorie Count. Stevia has been a revelation for health freaks around the country. It has no calories, affects neither insulin nor blood sugar levels and does not contribute to dental cavities. It is thus a healthier and cleaner way to indulge your sweet tooth. This is a great tool to combat the rising obese statistics and keep folks in better nick.
  • Suppresses Craving. Stevia does not spike your thirst for a sugar spree as much as aspartame and sucralose products. The common helplessness to sugar products once tasted leading to wanting more can be combated with stevia. As opposed to other sweeteners bringing about dizziness, headaches and rashes, stevia is a serene product that will not enslave you to sugar and enable you to keep it natural.
  • Teeth Saver. Stevia acts as a polyol would in that dental bacteria from sugar consumption cannot ferment it thus preventing tooth decay and plaque. Erythritol, Maltitol and Solbitol are in most gums and toothpastes as sugar alcohols, but have a lot of calories and can affect diabetics due to their high glycemic index. Stevia does the same job but with no calories and poses no threat to diabetics.
  • Safe for Diabetics. The glycemic index is a measure of how much sugar, carbohydrates contain and the energy used to break them down. The higher the glycemic index, the more unsafe, it is for diabetics. Apples, French fries and table salt all have indices above 30 so to keep your food palatable and your diabetes in check, use the zero rated stevia.
  • Combats Hypertension and Candidiadis. The South Americans have used stevia for long periods to combat rising blood sugar levels, obesity and fatty liver, but it is only proven to lower the blood pressure of hypertension patients.

The yeast we hear about being in our bodies is called Candida albicans and it can ferment sugar in the body, causing the candidiasis infection with treatment involving cutting sugar out of your diet.  Stevia does not react with the yeast and can also keep your food sweet.

Stevia is a safer and healthier option to sugar.  It is natural and sweeter than sugar making it a great option to combat obesity and sugar level problems the world is constantly facing.


Resources:

//www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/ask-a-health-expert/are-stevia-and-agave-syrup-healthier-sweeteners-than-sugar/article13204159/

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

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

What is Cordyceps?

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

Cordyceps

Let us take a look at some of its benefits.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Improves lung function - Improves breathing needed for athletic performance

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

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

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

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What Are Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) And What Herbs Contain Them?
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Date: July 21, 2015 08:53 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: What Are Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) And What Herbs Contain Them?

Glycosaminoglycans refers to a linear unbranched polysacharide chain molecule composed of disaccharides repeats with a high negative charge due to the presence of Uronic acid components and sulfate esters with some hydoxyl (OH) groups as part of its structural components. They have varying molecular size and sulfation depending on the tissue they are located on and their state. They function to attract cations and maintain the hydration of the extracellular membrane (E.C.M).

Glycoaminoglycans are classified into different groups based on different categories which include; glycosidic linkages in their structure, type of the sugar moiety, sulphate groups numbers and the location of the sulfate groups. Based on this various classification categories six major groups of GAGs exists, namely; heparin, hyaluronan, dermatan sulfate, heparin sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, and keratan sulfate.

GAGs have a high solvation degree and and are as well highly viscous. This is beneficial to the body in that it helps to cushion and lubricate various connective tissues and body joints respectively. It therefore protects an individual from joint pains due to poor lubrication of the joints causing the bone to slide over each other. They also form the building blocks of proteoglycans which are the major building blocks of the extracellular matrix. Due to this property they are vital in determining the cellular activities such as cell division because the cell division machinery has to attach itself to the extracellular matrix before the division process is initiated. Some body tissues such as the nerve cells and the muscle cells require continuous cell division to replace worn out cells for the normal functioning. This means that structural deformities in the extracellular matrix will hinder the division process to occur and is most likely to lead to some neurodegenerative complexions.

Recent studies have linked GAGs to play a role in the cell biology of cancer.They have been established as the key macromolecules affecting cell properties and functions through interaction with key growth factors or by acting directly as receptor molecules. Through this it has been findings they play a vital role in the cell signaling process thus playing a role in the cancer disease progression.Heparin and heparin sulfate have been indicated through studies to have anti-tumor effects by preventing the process of angiogenesis which is the first step in cancer metastasis.Some have been associated with anti-coagulant properties.

Seaweed

Therefore GAGs are important molecules which play a vital role in protection against various forms of cancers. GAGs aremostly obtained from animal sources. The animal sources include shark fish and ray skeletons. Plants are also sources of GAGs, however their digestion by the human system is not possible. Seaweed is one herb that is rich in GAGs. However as earlier explain the digestion of the sea weed by the animal digestive system is quite a challenge. It is therefore recommended that we eat foods rich in proteins, and carbohydrates which can be used to synthesize GAGs in the body.

In summary, GAGs are heteropolymers which acts as the building blocks of the extracellular matrix in animals. The body has the ability to synthesize GAGs naturally hence nutritional supplement is required for the body to obtain key components necessary for the synthesis.
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The Dangers of Vegetable Oil
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Date: July 21, 2015 05:23 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: The Dangers of Vegetable Oil

More often than not, when we see the words vegetable oil, we assume that it is good for us since vegetables are essentially beneficial for the body. The truth of the matter is that this kind of oil is mostly derived from seeds such as sunflower, soybean and corn, not from any kind of vegetable at all. Aside from this, their extraction requires a process that uses up a lot of energy and is not good for the environment.

Vegetable Oil

Trans Fats

Unsaturated fats, otherwise known as trans fats, are fats that are usually solid at room temperature but processed in such a way that they are not when they come in the form of oils derived from seeds. These contribute to diabetes, heart disease, cancer and obesity. The sad part is that although there are so many calls to action regarding minimizing the presence of trans fats in food; there is very little that has been done regarding their presence in vegetable oils. How trans fats were developed or discovered will show how scary it actually is. It was discovered while looking for an alternative to tallow which is an ingredient for candle wax. It was cheap and convenient to harness and use. The reason why it is widely used is because of its extended shelf life. It can also be reused several dozen times for frying without changing flavor or adding a rancid taste to the food fried in it.

Mutated Fats

The process of extracting the oils from their sources requires a lot of heating and, for some, even exposure to acids and metals which contribute to the "mutation" that these oils undergo. Hydrogenated vegetable oil confuses our bodies into thinking that they are good for us. This is mainly due to the processes that changes their form. HVO alters the structure of our cells, making them weak and lowering the good cholesterol as well as raising the bad. Our bodies welcome these fats and do not treat them as a danger although their presence does, in fact, increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes and other diseases.

Imbalances

Vegetable oils can also cause imbalances in the composition of our fatty acids. Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids are not produced by our bodies. Therefore, we need to supplement these from our diets and daily consumption in pretty much the same amounts to balance their presence in the body. Polyunsaturated fats from HVO that causes the mutation in our cell membranes can lead to oxidative chain reactions which are harmful to our cells. In essence, our cells are made weak and the chances of alterations to our DNA are increased. Omega 6 is abundant in HVO because it helps to slow the deterioration of the vegetable oil. It can cause an imbalance to the cell membrane causing inflammation in various parts of the body. One component of Omega 6 that is highly dangerous is linoleic acid. It has been linked to obesity, high levels of bad cholesterol and even damage to the brain's hypothalamus.

These are just a few of the dangers that come with using so called vegetable oils. These dangers are kept under wraps because of the massive income that the food industry will lose if it changes the oils used for cooking and preparing food.


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