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For the men: Multivitamins can keep heart disease at bay Darrell Miller 5/9/19
The key nutrients needed to prevent heart attacks, strokes andheart failure Darrell Miller 5/8/19
Exploring the fatty acids that REDUCE your risk of premature death Darrell Miller 4/27/19
Understanding the many benefits of cannabis in cancer treatment Darrell Miller 4/24/19
Treat psoriasis naturally with vitamin D and zinc Darrell Miller 3/28/19
Reduces homocysteine levels and acts as an Alzheimers bodyguard? Darrell Miller 3/12/19
Keto Diet and Diabetes: Do They Work Well Together? Darrell Miller 2/26/19
Natural remedy for OCD may lie in ashwagandha Darrell Miller 2/11/19
Were we wrong about fiber? Darrell Miller 5/28/18
Most Common Side Effects of Antidepressants + Natural Remedies for Depression Darrell Miller 5/12/18
Prevent vision loss by protecting your heart with a healthy diet Darrell Miller 5/3/18
Vitamin D is so important researchers worry about ethics of limiting supplementation to perform research trials Darrell Miller 4/15/18
4 Groundbreaking Studies on Cannabis and Disease Darrell Miller 11/17/17
Tell Your Grandparents to Start Consuming Weed: 8 Reasons Why Seniors Should Use Cannabis ... Darrell Miller 10/30/17
Why this "medicine plant" is so heavily revered for optimal health Darrell Miller 9/24/17
Inflammation can disrupt body's functions Darrell Miller 7/27/17
5 ways to relieve period cramps naturally Darrell Miller 7/16/17
6 Health Benefits Of Maca Darrell Miller 6/13/17
Is C-Reactive Protein Secretly Making You Gain Weight? Darrell Miller 6/8/17
Seven warning signs your stomach pain is really this HIDDEN disease Darrell Miller 6/7/17
Co-Q10 Could Have Significant Inflammatory Lowering Effects Darrell Miller 5/30/17
Expert calls for government to stop lying about cannabis Darrell Miller 5/21/17
When It’s More Than Just Heartburn Darrell Miller 5/12/17
Medical Cannabis Patients Use Less Opioids, Antidepressants and Alcohol, Study Finds Darrell Miller 5/6/17
Could Germs in the Gut Give Rise to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Darrell Miller 5/1/17
More ailments could be added to cannabis oil treatment list Darrell Miller 4/27/17
The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet Darrell Miller 3/19/17
Marijuana Research Supports Its Safety and Benefits Darrell Miller 3/17/17
9 Warning Signs Your Body Is Retaining Too Much Fluid Darrell Miller 3/16/17
Weight loss that works: A true story Darrell Miller 3/5/17
Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce bacterial lung infections associated with COPD Darrell Miller 2/24/17
A New Test of Pot's Potential to Replace Painkillers Darrell Miller 12/14/16
Does eating fat make you fat? This physician says no Darrell Miller 11/9/16
The Scoop About Healthy Poop Darrell Miller 11/5/16
Eye Inflammation and one Herb To Prevent It! Darrell Miller 9/20/16
Rhodiola an ancient medicinal plant to help you cope with modern life Darrell Miller 9/8/15
What Vitamins Help Fight Leg Muscle Cramps? Darrell Miller 7/23/14
What is Carob Powder Good For? Darrell Miller 1/28/14
The role played by iodine in weight management Darrell Miller 12/23/13
Magnesium Malate Benefits Darrell Miller 1/30/13
Benefits Of Blue Cohosh Root Darrell Miller 12/27/12
Benefits Of Blue Cohosh Root Darrell Miller 12/21/12
Can Melatonin Help Me Sleep? Darrell Miller 12/20/12
Korean Ginseng Root Extract Darrell Miller 12/14/12
Health benefits of Black Cherry Tonic Darrell Miller 11/21/12
Can D-Mannose Help Fight Bladder Infections? Darrell Miller 11/3/12
The Health benefits of P-5-P Darrell Miller 7/20/12
Hair health Darrell Miller 7/16/12
Health Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid Darrell Miller 7/2/12
The benefits of the hawthorne berry Darrell Miller 6/27/12



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For the men: Multivitamins can keep heart disease at bay
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Date: May 09, 2019 09:51 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: For the men: Multivitamins can keep heart disease at bay





When one gets insufficient nutrients from the diet, taking multivitamins can be a healthy way to improve this. A recent study has shown that men who take multivitamins a lot are less prone to diseases related to the heart such as stroke and even death related to cardiovascular diseases. But how can cardiovascular diseases be prevented using multivitamins? There are few studies in this direction although a lot of studies have been done on the health benefits of multivitamins. That is why a team of researchers in the US embarked on a study of the incidence of multivitamin usage on major cardiovascular diseases like stroke, heart attack, and cardiovascular death. The study was a long term prospective study. The study was conducted between 1982 and 1995 using 18,530 healthy men that were aged from 40 years and above who the researchers followed. The participants reported their lifestyle habits and as well as their intake of certain foods. Throughout the follow up study, there were only 1,697 reported cases of cardiovascular diseases. This made the researchers to conclude that taking multivitamins means a reduced risk to cardiovascular diseases. It is then appropriate for one to choose the right kind of supplements to improve the diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • When one suspects that he is not getting the full nutrients that his body needs on a daily basis, taking quality multivitamins is necessary.
  • According to a recent study that was done on multivitamins, men who have taken them for a long time have lower risks of stroke and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Many persons know of the important role of multivitamins in improving and maintaining health, but little research has been done on its role on cardiovascular disease.

"In conducting the study, the research team followed 18,530 healthy men aged 40 years old or over from 1982 to 1995. The participants were initially enrolled from the Physicians’ Health Study I cohort"

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-16-multivitamins-keep-heart-disease-at-bay.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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Exploring the fatty acids that REDUCE your risk of premature death
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Date: April 27, 2019 09:55 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Exploring the fatty acids that REDUCE your risk of premature death





According to six separate studies published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the regular consumption of fatty acids substantially decreases the risk of premature death in adults. When the fatty acids are derived specifically from fish oil, the risk of death from any cause is reduced by 14 percent, compared to low or no consumption. Specifically, the risk of dying from a cardiac event is reduced by a whopping 47 percent. Unfortunately, because these studies don't appear in medical journals, most doctors do not advise their patients to take fish oil. There is also evidence that suggests fish oil decreases the risk of stroke and has potent anti-inflammatory properties. A word of caution, if you are on blood-thinners, consult with an integrative physician before taking fish oils regularly.

Key Takeaways:

  • The author asserts that the sugar industry is behind the myth that fats is a bad thing for the health while processed sugar is more dangerous.
  • Heart attacks kills millions of people every year but the true story is that premature death is a result of people not being informed about the benefits of fats.
  • A 2017 study that studied the relationship between fish oil that has fatty acids to mortality showed that it produced a 14 percent reduction in risk to death.

"In one study, fish oil was associated with better survival rates in heart attack victims, with researchers finding improved heart function and lower levels of inflammatory markers in people who took high-dose fish oil for six months after suffering a heart attack."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/fatty-acids-nutrition-news-2790.html

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Understanding the many benefits of cannabis in cancer treatment
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Date: April 24, 2019 01:42 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Understanding the many benefits of cannabis in cancer treatment





Did you know that three out of four doctors claim that they, themselves would not undergo chemotherapy as a form of treatment if they were diagnosed with cancer? It makes you think about what this invasive treatment method really does to the body if physicians will not even take part themselves. Cannabis has the ability to kill cancer cells in many situations, without causing the same weakening of the body that is seen when patients undergo chemotherapy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cannabis kills cancer cells without weakening the body like traditional cancer treatments do.
  • Cannabis prevents cell division and can hinder the possibility of metastasis.
  • Many studies in Germany have shown that cannabis can boost immunity and fight cancer.

"While doctors like to promote the idea that there are no treatments scientifically proven to work besides the usual surgery/chemotherapy/radiation regimen, the truth is there is a strong body of evidence that many natural, non-invasive treatments are effective in the fight against cancer."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-28-benefits-of-cannabis-in-cancer-treatment.html

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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Reduces homocysteine levels and acts as an Alzheimers bodyguard?
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Date: March 12, 2019 01:50 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Reduces homocysteine levels and acts as an Alzheimers bodyguard?





The prevalence of Alzheimer's is steadily growing, and researchers are growing more and more concerned at the apparent epidemic. Approximately one in six adults will end up experiencing some form of dementia, and this statistic alone is enough to motivate medical experts to find solutions. Some physicians are finding that taking in adequate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids each day can help prevent the stiffening and inflammation of cells that have the potential to lead to a drop in cognitive function related to dementia.

Key Takeaways:

  • Alzheimer’s among seniors is just like autism among children because it is getting to epidemic proportions and evidence suggests that the trend is worsening.
  • The author states that Alzheimer’s is predicated on one’s lifestyle and that there are many strategies that can help one prevent this degeneration from happening.
  • In a new book, “Superfuel,” the author explains that DHA is essential and a structural component of the brain and is highly found in the neurons.

"The influence of marine-based omega-3 fats on physical and mental health has been the subject of intense research for decades, and there’s compelling evidence they can help ameliorate a variety of psychiatric illnesses and degenerative brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s."

Read more: https://www.healthnutnews.com/reduces-homocysteine-levels-and-acts-as-an-alzheimers-bodyguard/

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Keto Diet and Diabetes: Do They Work Well Together?
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Date: February 26, 2019 03:36 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Keto Diet and Diabetes: Do They Work Well Together?





Some experts say the keto diet works well for people with Diabetes. The Keto diet involves getting your body to burn fat rather than sugar for energy. This involves eating a limited amount of carbohydrates. This works for people with Diabetes because it reduces the need for insulin and takes carbohydrates including sugar out of the diet. This is the most concerning aspect for a normal Diabetic. Multiple studies have shown benefits for people with Type 2 Diabetes and prediabetics.

Key Takeaways:

  • Physicians typically recommended limiting the amount of carbohydrates after a diabetic diagnosis.
  • Keto allows the body to utilize fat for fuel as opposed to carbohydrates when a diet is heavy in starchy items.
  • Patients who were getting 40 to 90 units of insulin were able to be weaned off once on the Keto diet.

"Let’s take a look at whether or not the keto diet may be a healthy choice for you and your diabetes management!"

Read more: https://draxe.com/keto-diet-and-diabetes/

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Natural remedy for OCD may lie in ashwagandha
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Date: February 11, 2019 11:11 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Natural remedy for OCD may lie in ashwagandha





Physicians typically prescribe patients mainstream pharmaceutical drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as a way to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), but new research is showing that another effective route may be available. Ashwagandha roots can be put into a powdered extract that can be combined with lactose in order to treat symptoms of OCD. A six week trial proved that after 30mg of ashwagandha each day, patients who suffered from anxiety noticed that their symptoms improved at the end of the trial.

Key Takeaways:

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition that impels hideous thoughts in the sufferer in which he or she is compelled to act on immediately.
  • The pharmaceutical drugs for treating OCD are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors but they fail to work sometimes and only provide minimal enhancement.
  • Traditional ayurvedic medicine though has solutions in form of herbs for the treatment of problems connected to the nervous system.

"Patients may finally get their obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) under proper control thanks to an ancient Indian herbal remedy."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-09-natural-remedy-for-ocd-may-lie-in-ashwagandha.html

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Were we wrong about fiber?
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Date: May 28, 2018 09:16 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Were we wrong about fiber?





Were we wrong about fiber?

In Uganda they primarily eat a plant-based diet. By adhering to this diet, it took 26 years before experts could find a case of a patient with coronary heart disease. Many researchers say that this is due to their diet containing so much fiber. However, it is important to note that fiber cannot come from extracts and supplements and provide us with the same beneficial results. In order to get the full impact, it needs to come from your diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cardiovascular disease was so rare in East Africa that long-time practicing physicians went 25 years without treating a person with heart disease.
  • After 26 years one case of heart disease emerged, a judge, who had adapted western eating style.
  • The Africans were experiencing long lives and good survival rates because a number one killer was almost entirely absent

"Heart patients who increase their intake of fiber after their first heart attack reduce their risk of a second and live longer than those who don’t."

Read more: https://www.healthnutnews.com/were-we-wrong-about-fiber/

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Most Common Side Effects of Antidepressants + Natural Remedies for Depression
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Date: May 12, 2018 09:16 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Most Common Side Effects of Antidepressants + Natural Remedies for Depression





Most Common Side Effects of Antidepressants + Natural Remedies for Depression

If you are one of the millions of people battling depression, it is important that you understand the side effects that antidepressants oftentimes bring with them. These pills are the most common treatment for depression, but it does not come without its risks. Once you learn the potential risks that can come when taking these antidepressants, you may very well want to consider using some of the natural remedies for the mental health illness instead.

Key Takeaways:

  • From the cusp of the millennium till 2014, the number of people taking an antidepressant medication rose dramatically in the U.S.
  • During that period alone there has been a 65% increase in those using a pharmaceutical intervention to fight depression.
  • Of those using these drugs a significant quantity attest to using the drug for up to ten years.

"Many physicians and researchers have expressed concern that the benefits of these drugs simply don’t make up for the major side effects of antidepressants."

Read more: https://draxe.com/side-effects-of-antidepressants/

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Prevent vision loss by protecting your heart with a healthy diet
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Date: May 03, 2018 09:17 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Prevent vision loss by protecting your heart with a healthy diet





Prevent vision loss by protecting your heart with a healthy diet

The amount of those suffering from eyesight across our nation is expected to reach over a staggering 22 million by the year 2050. Many physicians are now recommending that their patients adhere to healthier diets in order for the odds to be in their favor when it comes to keeping their eyesight long-term. It is important to eat healthy foods due to them being high in antioxidants which can help fight harmful bacteria in our body that can lead to disorders that cause vision loss.

Key Takeaways:

  • Age-related macular degeneration happens because light-sensitive cells in the eye's retina become permanently damaged.
  • There are two distinct versions of the disease, dealing specifically with the macular portion of the eye's retina.
  • The dry version, which involves the thinning and then the eventual breaking down of the macula, is more problematic as there is no known treatment options so far.

"Joshi’s colleague, Dr. Nancy Kunjukunju, M.D. gets even more specific. She states that a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle are essential for those who are afraid of getting AMD because the disease runs in the family."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-05-01-prevent-vision-loss-by-protecting-your-heart-with-a-healthy-diet.html

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Vitamin D is so important researchers worry about ethics of limiting supplementation to perform research trials
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Date: April 15, 2018 05:17 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin D is so important researchers worry about ethics of limiting supplementation to perform research trials





Vitamin D is so important researchers worry about ethics of limiting supplementation to perform research trials

In order to effectively study vitamin defriciencies, many pharmaceutical agencies hold controlled studies that are overlooked by medical physicians. These are typically done by giving some participants the vitamin supplement, while others get a placebo. In the case of vitamin D, however, experts are labeling studies to be unethical because of the potential damage that participants could face if they become deficient while on the placebo due to their vitamin D levels dramatically dropping to an unsafe level.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many researchers view Vitamin D as so important to overall health that they are concerned about the ethics around limiting D supplementation specifically for research.
  • According to Dr. Leigh Frame of George Washington University School of Medicine, denying someone deficient in vitamin D could cause both long- and short-term health problems.
  • One solution to this dilemma would be to allow vitamin D studies but to monitor all participant’s D levels and provide the placebo group a rescue repletion at the completion of the study.

"In case you needed any more proof of how essential vitamin D is to good health, researchers have warned that placebo-controlled trials that involve limiting some people’s intake of the all-star nutrient could be considered unethical."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-04-13-vitamin-d-is-so-important-researchers-worry-about-ethics-of-limiting-supplementation-research-trials.html

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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Tell Your Grandparents to Start Consuming Weed: 8 Reasons Why Seniors Should Use Cannabis ...
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Date: October 30, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Tell Your Grandparents to Start Consuming Weed: 8 Reasons Why Seniors Should Use Cannabis ...





It's easy for me to believe that the elderly would benefit from cannabis. Considering the plant is useful for pain management and arthritis pain. While i was in favor of the first point, I wasn't sure of what to think of point two. The usual stereotype for a cannabis user is dad bod at best.

I do wish there was more studies done on the benefits of cannabis over prescription pain relief for elderly. With America going through an opioid epidemic, you can see instant and prolonged benefit from this issue. Younger patients could be introduced to cannabis from a medical standpoint immediately, and not need opioids at age 11 for an appendix surgery.

Endocannabinoids are apparently good for bone strength. Which is great for the elderly.

Again, chronic pain is relieved by cannabis. Dementia can also be treated with cannabis. And can be prevented by smoking as an adult.

Enjoying life doesn't mean smoking cannabis, but smoking cannabis makes life enjoyable.

Key Takeaways:

  • pot use is gradually on the rise for older adults. It is not just a kdi thing anymore
  • there are numerous positive (though unsubstantiated)benefits to using marijuana
  • not meant to be a substitute for medical treatment. One should always consult with their physician.

"Every day, Baby Boomers and seniors are discovering the many benefits of the natural herb, and they’re using it to combat the consequences of age"

Read more: http://www.dopemagazine.com/8-reasons-grandparents-use-cannabis/

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Why this "medicine plant" is so heavily revered for optimal health
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Date: September 24, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why this "medicine plant" is so heavily revered for optimal health





Many North American physicians prescribe drugs to treat medical ailments that do not address the underlying cause of the disease and leaves patients with toxic chemicals from prescription drugs in their systems. Nature has medicinal plants that are healthier and safer. The Aloe Vera plant is a prime example of a medicine plant. The plant is packed with nutrients and disease fighting compounds. Find out here what Aloe Vera can do for you either in it's natural or supplement form.

Key Takeaways:

  • Optimal health can be hard to achieve for people from different backgrounds. Health professionals work to fulfill different roles in their lives as well.
  • These people have revered the medicine plant as it was used before now. Optimal health is a great choice that has to be considered by people.
  • It is heavily revered and sought after by medical professionals too. Optimal health and other important considerations will be followed in the research world too.

"Since many natural health professionals proclaim that all illness begins in the gut and up to 80 percent of our immune system resides there, it makes perfect sense to use a highly medicinal plant like aloe vera to support those key functions."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-09-14-f-why-this-medicine-plant-is-so-heavily-revered-for-optimal-health.html

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Inflammation can disrupt body's functions
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Date: July 27, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Inflammation can disrupt body's functions





Inflammation can disrupt body functions, as stated in an article by Review Journal. An interview conducted with Dr. U. Inge Ferguson, a physician who specializes in internal and obesity medicine, describes a multitude of issues ongoing inflammation can create for the body. For instance, excess weight gain and hormonal imbalances coupled with inflammation can promote other diseases to develop. The article describes what the inflammatory process is in the body, why we should be concerned about ongoing inflammation, the correlation between inflammation and obesity, and the steps to take to prevent or reduce ongoing inflammation in the body.

Key Takeaways:

  • whole-body inflammation promotes blood clotting and risks of heart attack and stroke
  • hormones can become abnormal, promoting diabetes, high-blood pressure, colon polyps, cancers, dementia and other disease. Inflammation is a strong risk factor in heart disease
  • If you have a waist bigger than your hips then you probably have excess abdominal fat, which can lead to inflammation.

"Inflammation happens early on as normal healing. Over time inflammation that continues is harmful, getting in the way of normal body functions."

Read more: https://www.reviewjournal.com/life/health/inflammation-can-disrupt-bodys-functions/

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5 ways to relieve period cramps naturally
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Date: July 16, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 ways to relieve period cramps naturally





For most women, there is a cyclical monthly occasion that consumes their bodies with pain and cramping. While some deal with this pharmacologically, there might be natural alternatives to menstrual symptoms. A recent article on foxnews.com provided several tips that may help relieve menstrual symptoms without turning to pills. The following recommendations were made: Fish oil and Vitamin B12 supplementation, increasing vegetable intake while reducing fats, Magnesium supplementation, exercise, and heat therapy. Of course, this article did recommend seeking a physicians advice before implementing any of these dietary or excercise recommendations.

Key Takeaways:

  • Oils and vitamins from fish, as well as a more vegetable based diet, have been shown to help the pain, as well as other symptoms.
  • Studies have shown that magnesium, through natural or supplemental sources, helps reduces period related pains.
  • Heat helps temporarily stop pain, while exercising during PMS can increase blood flow to decrease symptomatic pain.

"... what if you could relieve period cramps naturally? Some of these remedies might even help you conquer the cramps once and for all."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/07/10/5-ways-to-relieve-period-cramps-naturally.html

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6 Health Benefits Of Maca
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Date: June 13, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 6 Health Benefits Of Maca





Maca, a cruciferous plant similar to broccoli and cauliflower, could provide health benefits to those dealing with issues related to aging. The root of Maca is ground and dried to a powder. With it's slightly sweet taste, it can be added to numerous dishes and drinks as a supplement. Both men and women can benefit from the added nutrients,fats and acids, as little as a teaspoon a day can be effective. There are no noted side effects from adding Maca as a dietary supplement for healthy persons. Those taking hormones or other medications may need to consult a physician for any possible interactions.

Key Takeaways:

  • Like cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage, maca belongs to the family of cruciferous vegetables that is grown in the high mountains of South America, and most often in Peru.
  • In South America, maca has been consumed and known for its many health benefits for thousands of years. Here, we are just starting to understand the great healing powers of this pleasant-tasting root.
  • Maca has been proven to improve libido in both men and women, although don’t expect results overnight

"If you haven’t already tried it, the maca root (Lepidium meyenii) is one versatile superfood to start paying more attention to."

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

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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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Seven warning signs your stomach pain is really this HIDDEN disease
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Date: June 07, 2017 07:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Seven warning signs your stomach pain is really this HIDDEN disease





Many minor stomach concerns are nothing to to be concerned about. However, there are some symptoms you should never ignore as they can be signs of a serious illness that needs to be address. If you have any of the following symptoms: Mouth ulcers, anemia, loss of weight without trying, cramping, persistent diarrhea, a general feeling of unwellness or fatigue, you should make an appointment with your physician to assess you stomach pain. It is most likely nothing to worry about, but even IBD or Crohn's disease should be taken seriously and be managed by a physician.

Read more: Seven warning signs your stomach pain is really this HIDDEN disease

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Co-Q10 Could Have Significant Inflammatory Lowering Effects
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Date: May 30, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Co-Q10 Could Have Significant Inflammatory Lowering Effects





A website owned by a health supplement company has reproduced a summary of a report published in a medical journal about the enzyme Co-Q10. The summary tested the enzyme on some indicators of inflammation. It concluded that Co-Q10 did reduce inflammation. The website noted in a foreword that some physicians have recommended using Co-Q10 to treat Lyme disease symptoms. website posted the source of the summary, including an embedded link for the full study. Ten people shared the website story.

Key Takeaways:

  • The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of CoQ10 by analyzing published randomized controlled trials.
  • CoQ10 had greater effects on subjects with a higher baseline IL-6 levels.
  • study concluded that CoQ10 signifigantly lowered CRP, IL-6, & TNF.

"results should be interpreted with caution because of the evidence of heterogeneity and limited number of studies"

Read more: http://www.prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=30257

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Expert calls for government to stop lying about cannabis
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Date: May 21, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Expert calls for government to stop lying about cannabis





Good grammar is extremely important. The rules are not just stuffy constructs from the past. They are a way to help you to sound educated and professional which can get you ahead in life. This is especially true if you write professionally. These writings can make or break your job prospects. Having a reviewer go over what you wrote can help because they can catch the mistakes you might otherwise miss. It could save you hassle and embarrassment.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cannabis is stated to be unhealthy, but Sativex, it's tincture, is used in medicines.
  • Cannabis has been used for it's medicinal properties for over 4000 years.
  • cannabis and the endocannabinoid system have helped several million people since 1997.

"The drug war has been an abysmal failure at an awful cost to the taxpayer and even greater cost to human life. And as a physician I would say — to human health.""

Read more: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/92674696/expert-calls-for-government-to-stop-lying-about-cannabis

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When It’s More Than Just Heartburn
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Date: May 12, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: When It’s More Than Just Heartburn





Heartburn is very common, especially after consuming a greasy meal. However, sometimes heart burn can signal something else, specifically GERD or acid reflux. When stomach acid flows back into your esophagus, one experiences acid reflux. Furthermore, when these acid reflux symptoms become constant and common it turns into GERD. It is important to know the facts about both acid reflux and GERD and also very important to discuss any problems you experience with your physician.

Key Takeaways:

  • A common symptom of gerd or acid reflux is a burning feeling in the throat.
  • Certain foods should be avoided to minimize the chances of getting heart burn.
  • Antacids are a very common treatment option as they are easy to get and quickly take care of the symptoms.

"A good rule of thumb is to make an appointment when you experience frequent or severe heartburn that doesn’t go away with over-the-counter medication."

Read more: http://www.pfizer.com/news/featured_stories/featured_stories_detail/when_it_s_more_than_just_heartburn

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Medical Cannabis Patients Use Less Opioids, Antidepressants and Alcohol, Study Finds
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Date: May 06, 2017 10:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Medical Cannabis Patients Use Less Opioids, Antidepressants and Alcohol, Study Finds





The medical cannabis argument is still raging. People swear by it but others say it doesn't help or that it actually causes addiction. This talks about some positive outcomes of using it. Patients using medical cannabis use fewer opioids which is a huge plus because they are highly addictive. They also use fewer antidepressants and they drink less. These are very good things because most medications and alcohol have a negative affect on our internal organs.

Key Takeaways:

  • The current opiod epidemic can be assisted with the assistance of medical cannabis.
  • An increasing number of doctors are supporting and approving of the use of medical marijuana.
  • Medical marijuana healing properties does not come from THC but from its high cannabidiol content.

"A 2013 survey found a majority of physicians — 76 percent — approve of the use of medical marijuana for their patients."

Read more: http://www.healthnutnews.com/medical-cannabis-patients-use-less-opioids-antidepressants-alcohol-study-finds/

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Could Germs in the Gut Give Rise to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
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Date: May 01, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Could Germs in the Gut Give Rise to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?





New research has uncovered a possible link between chronic fatigue syndrome and an out-of-balance gut microbiome. Chronic fatigue syndrome, which affects about 1 million Americans, leads to joint and muscle aches, clouded thinking, and sleep problems. However, most people suffering from it are never diagnosed. The new research attempts to link the types and quantity of bacteria present in the gut to symptoms of chronic fatigue. More research is needed to draw a more conclusive link, but physicians have made an important first step.

Read more: Could Germs in the Gut Give Rise to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

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More ailments could be added to cannabis oil treatment list
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Date: April 27, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: More ailments could be added to cannabis oil treatment list





Canon is oils has a great amount of benefits to it but the various parts of beneficial leads that the oil produces in the attainment of its glory is vast. The different types of positive affect that the oil has show in in the treatments of our great advancement in different fields of study is great and growing everyday and the study and production ashows great strides in different fields generating different products and product margins leading to greater growing and growth overall.

Key Takeaways:

  • Six more conditions can be treated with cannabis than originally indicated
  • Research has shown positive results in treating seizures and epilepsy in children
  • A prescription from a physician is required still even at the end of life.

"Folks with cancer, Crohn’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, mitochondrial disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, seizure disorders and sickle cell disease can be legally be treated using cannabis oil as of 2015."

Read more: http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/More-ailments-could-be-added-to-cannabis-oil-treatment-list--420136993.html

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The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet
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Date: March 19, 2017 10:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet





Dr. Michael Mosley writes about an 8 week blood sugar diet that will help you lower your blood sugar the natural way. Almost every physician recommends diet and exercise as the first line of defense in beating diabetes. This book gives you a great program to get your blood sugar under control through diet and exercise so you can avoid the nasty side effects that come from the medications that are used to treat diabetes.

Read more: The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet

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Marijuana Research Supports Its Safety and Benefits
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Date: March 17, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Marijuana Research Supports Its Safety and Benefits





The use of marijuana for medical purposes is now legal in 23 states and, as of this writing, 9 states have pending legislation or ballot measures to legalize medical marijuana. Estimates are that between 85 and 95 percent of Americans are in favor of medical cannabis, and nearly 60 percent support complete legalization of marijuana.

Key Takeaways:

  • The use of marijuana for medical purposes is now legal in 23 states.
  • Estimates are that between 85 and 95 percent of Americans are in favor of medical cannabis, and nearly 60 percent support complete legalization of marijuana.
  • And doctors agree. In 2014, a survey found that the majority of physicians—56 percent—favor nationwide legalization of medical cannabis.

"Estimates are that between 85 and 95 percent of Americans are in favor of medical cannabis, and nearly 60 percent support complete legalization of marijuana."



Reference:

//www.healthnutnews.com/marijuana-research-supports-its-safety-and-benefits/

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9 Warning Signs Your Body Is Retaining Too Much Fluid
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Date: March 16, 2017 03:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 9 Warning Signs Your Body Is Retaining Too Much Fluid





If you notice that your body is swelling at times, without a reasonable cause, it can simply be excess fluid due to a change in lifestyle or condition. However, when you're retaining excess fluids and holding more water weight than usual, it can make you feel insecure and pudgy, very unlike how you want to feel each day. It's important if you have a history of kidney disease, diabetes or other cardiovascular conditions you work with your physician to discuss the proper diet and medication regimen to prevent fluid retention which can often be very uncomfortable too.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you notice that your body is swelling at times, without a reasonable cause, it can simply be excess fluid due to a change in lifestyle.
  • Understanding what can trigger such water weight can help you decrease inflammation and swelling all around.
  • Holding excess fluid doesn't equate to pounds, so sometimes you might feel larger than you really are simply because of the appearance of the fluid itself on the exterior of the skin.

""If you're eating a high sugar diet, which will even include natural sources, such as fresh fruit, you might be holding on to excess fluids.""



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.bustle.com/p/9-warning-signs-your-body-is-retaining-too-much-fluid-43118&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHRLDYQ6l9iod8zqRss2KaDtUjLxA

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Weight loss that works: A true story
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Date: March 05, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Weight loss that works: A true story





Sometimes there is no better inspiration for weight loss than hearing another person's story. Anyone who's ever struggled with their weight understands firsthand how you really feel. They want to provide you with as much help as they can. This is onesuch story. If you want to lose weight, perhaps you've now found the secret.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many people struggle with being overweight, or even obese. It’s a common topic at office visits.
  • As a doctor, I know that excess weight is associated with potentially serious health conditions — high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol — not to mention sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, and back and knee problems, among other things.
  • Whether a patient is at risk for medical problems due to being overweight, or if it’s a personal health goal, then it’s my job to provide counseling.

"Esteemed Yale physician and nutrition expert David Katz examined over 58 popular diets and found that the most successful in terms of both weight loss and nutrition consist of “real food.” By that he means plants, whole grains, nuts and seeds, as well as meat (ideally, from animals that ate plants)."



Reference:

//www.health.harvard.edu/blog/weight-loss-that-works-a-true-story-2017030111218

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Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce bacterial lung infections associated with COPD
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Date: February 24, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce bacterial lung infections associated with COPD





Years of smoking takes its toll on the body. Many develop COPD, which causes mucous buildup in the lungs that blocks airflow, can also trap bacteria in the lungs that can lead to serious lung infections. The most common culprit is Haemophilus influenzae. Scientists have known for a while that foods high in omega-3 fatty acids are good for us, but they only just recently discovered that it is because of their anti-inflammatory properties. A new study is using omega-3s to reduce inflammation in COPD patients and lessen their chances of developing an infection.

Key Takeaways:

  • Compounds derived from omega-3 fatty acids – like those found in salmon – might be the key to helping the body combat lung infections, according to researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
  • The omega-3 derivatives were effective at clearing a type of bacteria called Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi), which often plagues people with inflammatory diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • COPD, which is most often caused by years of smoking, is characterized by inflammation and excessive mucus in the lungs that blocks airflow.

"If we can figure out how to predict who is likely to get an infection, physicians could put them on a preventative medication."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://knowridge.com/2017/02/omega-3-fatty-acids-may-reduce-bacterial-lung-infections-associated-with-copd/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGjdZEcJaoaLzLP2C-1ZiwLeG26NQ

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A New Test of Pot's Potential to Replace Painkillers
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Date: December 14, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A New Test of Pot's Potential to Replace Painkillers





Hear a lot about marijuana in the news? Not sure of its purpose? Well a new study aims to anwser that. A new study is about to begin that would compare weeds affect as a painkiller, in the place of something stronger like opiods. More will be known as study moves ahead.

Key Takeaways:

  • physicians have commented for more than a century on the potential for cannabis to substitute for opioid drugs, and several recent studies seem to bolster this hypothesis.
  • Researchers examining public-health records have found evidence that painkiller prescriptions, opioid abuse, and overdose deaths has declined in medical marijuana states.
  • Because a plant that exists and reproduces in nature can’t be patented, cannabis offers few opportunities for patents (and thus profits), which makes it look like a loser to most companies.

"The current status of medical marijuana research is rife with irony."



Reference:

//www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/11/a-new-test-of-pots-potential-to-replace-painkillers/507200/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AtlanticFood+%28The+Atlantic+-+Health%29

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Does eating fat make you fat? This physician says no
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Date: November 09, 2016 04:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Does eating fat make you fat? This physician says no





One big myth surrounding weight loss is that in order to lose weight, you must not eat any fat. However, that is not the case. Mark Hyman says that dietary fat, like those found in avocadoes, actually helps cut fat, and even goes to say that all calories are not the same. Healthy fats can also speed up metabolism and cut cravings. Hyman suggests consuming foods such as spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, and peppers along with up to six ounces of protein.

Key Takeaways:

  • "The misinformation that has been pushed on our population by the food industry and our government, which is that all calories are the same - that's true in a laboratory, when you burn them," Hyman said. "It's not true when you eat them."
  • In a blog post on his website last year, Hyman compared the effects of consuming 750 calories of soda vs. 750 calories of broccoli, pointing out the many adverse effects of the former, including an insulin spike, which increases the storage of belly fat. In our conversation, he noted, "Fat, on the other hand, does not raise insulin."
  • What healthy fats can do, Hyman wrote in his forthcoming book, "The Eat Fat, Get Thin Cookbook," is "shut down cravings, speed up metabolism" and "help prevent and reverse heart disease, not cause it."

""The misinformation that has been pushed on our population by the food industry and our government, which is that all calories are the same - that's true in a laboratory, when you burn them," Hyman said. "It's not true when you eat them.""



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.omaha.com/livewellnebraska/nutrition/does-eating-fat-make-you-fat-this-physician-says-no/article_dc0b686a-a139-11e6-a1bc-1f3340b19a50.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjY3NzEzYzg1MjE0ZjUwYzU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHgcAxerkA5N1emhd7ojAUK9WfBUA

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The Scoop About Healthy Poop
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Date: November 05, 2016 03:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Scoop About Healthy Poop



Is your poop healthy? There are signs that indicate that it is healthy and those that indicate that it is not. Do you know what those signs are? It is a hard subject to talk about for some, but it is important that you have the scoop on poop! For the information important to know about your poop and signs that it is healthy, this article is written just for you.

Key Takeaways:

  • While not a favorite topic in company, talking about bowel symptoms to physicians can be critical as changes can be important health indicators.
  • Ongoing changes in frequency of stools, in their composition and in whether their passage is comfortable, or not, are indicators of digestive health.
  • While brown and green shades are normal for stools, changes that are markedly darker, or lighter, could be important, and should be of concern.

"If an infection is in the lower intestines or colon, then the blood in your stool is going to be red. If you find black blood, then the blood has oxidized and is from higher up in your digestive tract"



Reference:

//www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=198941


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Eye Inflammation and one Herb To Prevent It!
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Date: September 20, 2016 11:34 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Eye Inflammation and one Herb To Prevent It!

What is eye inflammation?


Inflammation is a process by which bodies react against infection, injury or irritation. Inflammation may occur due to quite harmless substances such as dust or even pollen grains. Body's immune system can also react against its own tissues to cause an autoimmune reaction. Inflammation of the eye occurs in response to irritation, injury, autoimmune disorders, or allergies. An inflamed eye often appears red, watery and in most cases, painful. Such eye inflammation affects all ages and lasts from a few minutes to months and years depending on the causative agent or other underlying disease conditions. It can affect one eye or both the eyes.

What are the signs and symptoms of an inflamed eye?

Inflammation of eyes can affect the surrounding soft tissues such as eyelids. The primary signs of inflammation include redness of the eye, swelling, increased warmth in the affected eye and excessive tearing. Other symptoms are causal in nature. These include-

Bruising: It is mainly observed on the eyelids. Bruising usually stems from an eye trauma/injury.

Increased Sensitivity: The affected eye has an increased sensitivity to bright light (photophobic). Other visual changes that may be noticed are blurred vision or loss of vision.

Pus Discharge: There is increased pus discharge in the affected eye. It is noticeable in the morning with the stickiness of the eyelids.

Bulging of Eyes: Bulging or protruding of the eye signifies swelling of the eyes.

Watery Eyes: Affected areas secrete excessive tears due to irritation.

Dryness: Depending on the underlying diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome, dryness of mucous membrane occurs. Dry eyes tend to become itchy and gritty.

Other prominent symptoms include general body swelling (edema), respiratory problems or change in level of consciousness, which indicate a serious problem and it is advisable to visit a physician.

What are the causes of eye inflammation?


Eye inflammation is a response to infections, allergies, injury to the eye, or autoimmune diseases. Some of the common causes of eye inflammation include:

Allergic reaction: Many individuals develop allergic reactions to substances which are not compatible with their body. Reaction to environmental allergens such as dust and pollen grains is the most common cause of irritation of the eye which leads to inflammation. Other common allergic substances include drugs, some foods, and insect bites such as bee sting.

Infections: Eye inflammation due to infections is common in people with low hygiene standards. Cleaning eyes twice a day, in the morning and before sleep at night, is advised to prevent infections. Women who use mascara are advised to wash their make-up before sleeping to prevent its adverse reaction with eyes.

Traumatic Injury: The eye is prone to injuries due to its exposure to the environment. Common injuries that cause eye inflammation include blunt trauma, corneal abrasion, irritants such as chemicals, orbital fractures or insect bites.

Autoimmune diseases: Inflammation of the eye could be a manifestation of an underlying autoimmune disease. In such a case, the body might develop inflammatory response towards tissues of the eyes. Some of the common diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, Behcet's syndrome (cause ulcers and abrasions), and Sjogren's syndrome (cause dryness of mucous membranes causing itchiness).

Contact lenses: People who use contact lenses are at a higher risk of getting an inflamed eye. Contact lenses should be kept clean to avoid importation of irritant substances and infections into the eye.

How is an inflamed eye treated?


In many cases inflammation of the eye does not need treatment as it lasts for a few minutes. In case the inflammation exceeds four days, there is a need to see the doctor to determine any underlying causes.

Inflammation of the eyes can be relieved in the following ways:

  1. Clean the eyelids in the morning and evening.
  2. Rub gently from outside to inside with a wet cotton swab.
  3. Lay a warm wet cloth on the eyes. This relieves the symptoms of the inflamed eye.
  4. Avoid wearing contact lenses as they can worsen the symptoms of eye inflammation.
  5. Visit the doctor for comprehensive treatment. The doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce inflammation while evaluating any underlying diseases.

The one single most important herb anybody can take to reduce inflammation, in the eye as well as systemic inflammation is "curcumin."  Curcumin is the most powerful substance discovered so far in nature which naturally lowers inflammation with zero side effects.  If you have followed the above list of ways to help reduce inflammation and you still struggle with eye inflammation,  consider taking curcumin daily to eliminate inflammation throughout the body!


For more information visit: //www.webmd.com/first-aid/eyelid-inflammation-blepharitis-treatment

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Rhodiola an ancient medicinal plant to help you cope with modern life
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Date: September 08, 2015 09:28 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Rhodiola an ancient medicinal plant to help you cope with modern life

The plant Rhodiola Rosea, most commonly known as Rose Root, and also by the names Golden Root, King's Crown, Lignum Rhodium,Racine Dorée or Rodia Riza, is recognized throughout the world for its many proprieties and has been used since antiquity to treat and prevent a number of conditions - it has even been featured in De Materia Medica written by the ancient physician Dioscorides.  This Scandinavian herb, is native to the arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and even Alaska.

Rhodiola

It is an adaptogen, a substance that can normalize bodily functions and augment resistance to physical, chemical and environmental stress. It is also neuroprotective, thus, promoting longevity. There has been evidences of its use as a medicinal plant, under many names, in both Greek and Chinese medicine, but there are also accounts of its use by other past populations like the Vikings.

Rhodiola has been used to promote vitality both physical and psychological, since it can reduce fatigue and exhaustion, and conversely increase stamina, strength and mental capacity.

Nowadays, it has been used to improve daily life: for increasing sexual performance and hearing, to treat depression and to counter, aging and certain heart disorders. It is also used by athletes to reduce recovery time after long workouts.  There are even some that use the rhodiola plant to prevent against common colds.

However, since there hasn't been long term studies on humans, there isn't of yet confirmation of some of the benefits of this medicinal plant. While there isn't reliable information pertaining to side effects, pregnant and lactating women should consult their physicians prior to taking rhodiola or avoid it for the duration of the pregnancy and breastfeeding.


References

//www.herbwisdom.com/herb-rhodiola.html

//examine.com/supplements/rhodiola-rosea/

//www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-883-rhodiola%20%28roseroot%29.aspx?activeingredientid=883&activeingredientname=rhodiola%20%28roseroot%29


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What Vitamins Help Fight Leg Muscle Cramps?
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Date: July 23, 2014 08:20 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Vitamins Help Fight Leg Muscle Cramps?

muscle crampsMuscle cramps

Leg muscle cramps are sudden and involuntary contractions of the calf muscles. They are painful, and can happen while in the middle of a work out. Cramps are quite bothering, especially when at work, or during sleeping hours at night. The popular known causes of muscle cramps include; vitamin and mineral deficiency, muscle strain, and dehydration. In this article, we shall look at some of the vitamins and minerals that can relieve leg muscle cramps.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D helps in strengthening muscles and bones. Low level of vitamin D in blood may result to leg cramps. Vitamin D is synthesized in the body in the presence of sunlight. There are also diets rich in vitamin D such as fish and milk. If the level of vitamin D is still too low, you can look for supplements under physician’s instructions.

Vitamin B complex


Vitamin B is essential in the generation of energy, appropriate nerve function, and muscle function. Deficiency in vitamin B can lead to leg cramps. The vitamin B complex supplement is used in relieving cramps. However, diets rich in vitamin B include; eggs, dairy products, beans, vegetables, and meat.

Sodium

Sodium is an electrolyte in the body that facilitates impulse transmission, and muscle contractions. Low amount of sodium can be the cause of cramps in your leg calf muscles. Major cause of low level of sodium in the body is dehydrated, maybe due to excessive sweating. Therefore, you can add a little amount of salt in meals.

Magnesium


Magnesium is an electrolyte in the body that works together with sodium and potassium during impulse transmission. Impulse transmission involves muscle contractions, when calcium and potassium ions are moving in and out of cells. Movement of calcium and potassium in cells is facilitated by magnesium. Therefore, foods rich in magnesium help to prevent muscle fatigue. These foods include; avocado, spinach, cashew nuts, and beans.

Peony

Peony is a plant that’s used to manufacture medicine. Its roots are processed, and used as a supplement for relieving muscle cramps, among other disorders. Peony medicine is believed to prevent release of body chemicals that cause cramps in the legs.

Zinc


Zinc is an essential trace element since it’s required in small quantities in human body. Zinc can be used as supplement for relieving muscle cramps associated with liver disorder.

References:

  1. //www.livestrong.com/article/417443-vitamins-minerals-for-leg-cramps/
  2. //www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/condition-1399-Muscle+cramps.aspx

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What is Carob Powder Good For?
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Date: January 28, 2014 09:03 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What is Carob Powder Good For?

What is Carob Powder

carob plantCarob powder is extracted from a plant, and it is successfully used a natural sweetener and a replacement for chocolate or cacao powder. It has several advantages over chocolate, and has a unique nutritional profile that make is useful for fitness enthusiasts, athletes and individuals who like to monitor their diet.

The Nutritional Value of Carob Powder

Unlike chocolate or cocoa powder, carob powder does not contain caffeine. Many nutritional experts and physicians recommend eliminating caffeine completely from your diet, especially if you suffer from anxiety, insomnia or cardiovascular problems. However, carob powder contains a large amount of antioxidants that are also present in cocoa powder, which makes it a solid substitute for this ingredient in bakery products and drinks. The addition of carob powder to a recipe may not require the addition of sugar, since this product is very sweet naturally. In fact, carob powder contains about 40 percent sugar. However, this sugar is absorbed completely different when compared to traditional processed sugar. Carob powder is also very rich in dietary fiber, which considerably slows down the sugar absorption. The combination of insoluble dietary fiber and natural sugar results in a gradual absorption into the bloodstream, which is great for individuals who struggle to maintain their normal weight or who are predisposed to develop diabetes.

Carob Powder is Very Low in Fat

Another reason to substitute chocolate and cocoa with carob powder when it comes to fitness or athletic nutrition is the fat content. Carob powder has very little fat in it, unlike chocolate. It is especially useful for athletes and fitness enthusiasts who are very rigorous about maintaining their ideal weight, which impacts their performance. You are encouraged to try carob powder in your recipes and you will definitely appreciate the natural sweetness and the particular chocolate-like taste, associated with great health benefits and a better nutritional profile.

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The role played by iodine in weight management
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Date: December 23, 2013 02:56 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The role played by iodine in weight management

saltWhat is Iodine

Iodine is a mineral that is found in trace amounts in the body. Its effects in weight loss are, however, significant because it supports the thyroid gland’s function in accelerating metabolism. The following is a look at how iodine is important for weight management.

Studies on Iodine

Studies have conclusively proven that insufficient intake of iodine in the body has resulted to the enlargement of the thyroid gland or a drop in its functional capabilities. These result to weight gain even where there is a reduction in the consumption of calories.

A properly functioning thyroid gland is essential because it eliminates chances of body fat accumulation and water retention, which contribute to weight gain. An underactive thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism can, however, be corrected by daily intake of iodine by eating foods rich in the mineral or supplementation.

Natural sources of iodine

Include tea, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cabbage, onions, iodized salt, peanuts, mustard, pine nuts, bladderwrack, kelp and various sea vegetables. Adults are required to consume at least 150 micrograms of iodine on a daily basis to ensure that their thyroid glands functioning optimally.

How Iodine Works

Iodine works by increasing the production of T4, which is a hormone that adjusts the body’s rate of burning fat and metabolism. It also increases mental and physical activities, which play an important role in weight loss.

Precaution

It is important to exercise care when increasing the intake of iodine because too much of it is also detrimental. Consulting a physician is advisable to ensure that the mineral is increased in moderation to ensure safety.

In conclusion

The amount of iodine in ones diet has a significant effect on weight loss. It is, therefore, necessary to ensure that the recommended daily amount of the mineral is consumed to ensure that the body is functioning optimally. Signs of iodine deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, impotence, low sex drive, irritability and problems in ones complexion, hair, teeth, and nails.

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Magnesium Malate Benefits
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Date: January 30, 2013 12:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Magnesium Malate Benefits

The compound Magnesium Malate was discovered by combining malic acid with magnesium. Malic acid is a naturally occurring element that aids in the generation of energy during aerobic as well as anaerobic activities while, magnesium is the fifth most abundant mineral found in the human body, which is vital for the health of the kidneys, bones and heart.

Malic acid and magnesium together offers several health related benefits. It helps to control numerous essential biological functions in the body such as the formation of nerves and muscle. It is naturally found in bananas, yogurt, fish, artichokes, almonds, grains, black beans, cashews and other nuts.

Health Benefits Of Magnesium Malate:

The malic acid present in magnesium malate attaches itself to the aluminum content of the body and helps to eliminate it. This allows the growth and detoxification of healthy nerve cells. Magnesium malate also assists in loosening stools due to its laxative properties so; it is used to treat constipation effectively. physicians or technicians also use it as a cleansing agent prior to a bowel surgery or colonoscopy. This vital compound is known to relax muscles therefore; it is often utilized to treat uterine cramping, headaches and several other general muscle discomforts.

As per medical research, people who do not receive adequate magnesium through their diet usually stand the risk of kidney stone formation however; they can prevent this condition by consuming magnesium malate. This important compound also aids to synthesize adenosine triphosphate or ATP - a nucleotide that aids to store energy in the tissues of muscles and converts it into cellular energy source. This energy generating properties are useful in treating chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.

Magnesium malate also encourages the production of saliva, which in turn controls oral bacteria. Moreover, due to its antiseptic properties, it is also used in mouthwash and toothpaste.

Studies have found that 70% or more of the American population is deficient in magnesium, magnesium malate taken daily is a good way for anybody to get more dietary magnesium. Magnesium is involved in over 300 enzyme processes in the body, if you are deficient in magnesium, these enzyme processes that maintain the body will fail and your health can decline. Consider taking magnesium in the form of magnesium malate. Have you had your magnesium today?

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Benefits Of Blue Cohosh Root
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Date: December 27, 2012 10:38 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Benefits Of Blue Cohosh Root

The Blue Cohosh Root is a perennial flowering plant belonging to the family 'Berberidaceae'. It is also known as 'Squaw Root' and produces fruits that resemble blue-berries. The foliage too has a bluish hue to it.

History Of The Blue Cohosh

Blue Cohosh is the native plant of North America. In the ancient times, it was commonly referred to as the 'Womens Herb' believed to bring relief during menstruation, relieve cramps, regulate erratic periods and facilitate or induce labour before delivery. Studies suggest that women consumed an infusion of the root a couple of weeks before they were due for giving birth.The plant, supposedly, acted on the uterus in some way. Also, the root was decocted into a strong drink which was then used as a contraceptive.

Health Benefits

Blue Cohosh root may be used for certain medicinal purposes though its safe use is still a contentious issue. It might have a role in stimulating the uterus or acting as a laxative and relieving painful colic conditions. Some people believe it to be a beneficial remedy for sore throat, hiccups, muscular spasms, epileptic cases, joint problems etc. The root has similarities to the hormone called 'estrogen' which is found in the female body. The root can be used in its fresh or dried form both. It can be used alone or as a blend of other herbs. Some people also use it as a coffee bean substitute. 

Those who should avoid blue cohosh are:

However, it is recommended that it should be taken under professional advice and supervision of a physician to prevent any untoward side-effects. People suffering from heart ailments, diabetes or diarrhoea and pregnant women should avoid the root. There are incidents that prove the negative effect of the Blue Cohosh on the kidneys if used excessively. It is best to use the Blue Cohosh in a controlled and supervised manner.

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Benefits Of Blue Cohosh Root
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Date: December 21, 2012 05:04 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Benefits Of Blue Cohosh Root

The Blue Cohosh Root is a perennial flowering plant belonging to the family 'Berberidaceae'. It is also known as 'Squaw Root' and produces fruits that resemble blue-berries. The foliage too has a bluish hue to it. History Of The Blue Cohosh Blue Cohosh is the native plant of North America. In the ancient times, it was commonly referred to as the 'Womens Herb' believed to bring relief during menstruation, relieve cramps, regulate erratic periods and facilitate or induce labour before delivery.

Studies suggest that women consumed an infusion of the root a couple of weeks before they were due for giving birth. The plant, supposedly, acted on the uterus in some way. Also, the root was decocted into a strong drink which was then used as a contraceptive.

Health Benefits

Blue Cohosh root may be used for certain medicinal purposes though its safe use is still a contentious issue. It might have a role in stimulating the uterus or acting as a laxative and relieving painful colic conditions. Some people believe it to be a beneficial remedy for sore throat, hiccups, muscle spasms, epileptic cases, joint problems etc. The root has similarities to the hormone called 'estrogen' which is found in the female body.

The root can be used in its fresh or dried form both. It can be used alone or as a blend of other herbs. Some people also use it as a coffee bean substitute. However, it is recommended that it should be taken under professional advice and supervision of a physician to prevent any untoward side-effects. People suffering from heart ailments, diabetes or diarrhea and pregnant women should avoid the root. There are incidents that prove the negative effect of the Blue Cohosh on the kidneys if used excessively.


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

What is melatonin?

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

Where to find melatonin

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

Current Sources

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

Food Sources

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

Melatonin and sleep

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

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

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

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

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

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

Melatonin helps enhance sleep.

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


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Korean Ginseng Root Extract
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Date: December 14, 2012 12:28 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Korean Ginseng Root Extract

Korean ginseng is a perennial herb that has been long renowned for its medicinal properties in curing various health disorders. Extracts of the root of this plant are made by dilution of one part of ginseng root with one part of water and alcohol.

The Korean ginseng root has been a staple ingredient in traditional Chinese medicines for more than 2000 years. This herb was considered a miracle drug by them, and the theory of its beneficial properties has been passed down through the ages. People still recognize the miraculous powers of this root, and use it as a natural antidote for various ailments. The ginseng root is generally, powdered only after six years of its growth and is made available in the form of extracts at stores all over the world. The Korean root is believed to comprise of various phytochemicals which are the main cause of all beneficial properties.

  • Ginsenosides, possessing steroid-like properties, increase the brain activity and act as a stress-buster.
  • Panaxans, have the similar structure as anabolic steroids, and can strengthen and build body muscles.
  • Polysaccharides, with a carbohydrate structure can boost mood, maintain blood sugar levels and promote cardiovascular health.

Benefits of Korean ginseng root extract

General health tonic

Ginseng is classified as an adaptogen, which acts as a complete health tonic. This extract can help the body rebound from fatigue, arising from various kinds of stress. It also aids in improving energy and physical endurance, thereby, contributing to the overall well-being of an individual.

Improves cardiovascular function

- This root extract can prevent organ and tissue prolapse, and improve blood circulation for improved cardiovascular function. It lowers the bad cholesterol levels and increases HDL cholesterol in the human body.

Improves functioning of the nervous system

The plant nutrients found in the herb extract can enhance the cognitive abilities and act as memory boosters. They can cure problems related to poor concentration, memory, insomnia and anxiety.

Diabetes control

The ginseng extract holds great promises for people with type-2 diabetes as it can result in greater glucose and insulin resistance.

Prevents cancer

Ginseng extract has also been proved to act as a preventive remedy for several kinds of cancer.

Immunity support

The extracts of this herb act as a stimulant for boosting the immunity and effectively prevent all kinds of flu and cold.

Korean ginseng root extract has worked miracles on improving the general well-being of a person. The numerous benefits of ginseng extract might seem compelling but it is advisable to exercise caution, as with other herbal supplements. Consult your physician before consuming ginseng to explore probable side-effects with existing medication.

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Health benefits of Black Cherry Tonic
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Date: November 21, 2012 03:48 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health benefits of Black Cherry Tonic

The black cherry has for long been used for culinary purposes for instance addition of flavors into liqueurs, foods and many other beverages. However, studies are now showing that the cherry has even greater benefit to the health of man. A person consuming this plant in juice form will be greeted by the ‘bitter sweet' taste from the cherry. Nonetheless, behind this bitter taste, lie a whole lot of nutrients which are crucial for the body.

What is the benefit of black cherry juice ?

? Gout treatment

Gout is a disease that is caused by high uric acid in the body. Health experts say that intake of black cherry tonic could go a long way in alleviating the problem. It is however advisable to consult a physician on this matter before making an adjustment to your daily diet

? Muscle improvement and recovery

Those who undertake sporting activities will find this supplement essential because it helps recover after strenuous exercises. This is due to the fact that it contains anti-oxidants which help replenish energy to the muscles faster.

? Better sleep

Fortunately for those who normally have sleepless nights, there are reports suggesting that intake of black cherry juice could boost your ability to sleep. It does contain a compound known as serotonin which has been known to induce sleep. Instead of taking sleeping pills, try this supplement which is natural unlike pills which could have side effects overtime on your body.

? Inflammation treatment

Inflammation is among the main symptoms of arthritis and its related infections. Luckily, cherries and their juices can help reduce inflammation. By doing this, the possibility of being affected by arthritic infections is reduced by a great margin.

? Nutritional advantage

Generally, the black cherry contains large amounts of Vitamins. Therefore, whenever your body lacks these vitamins, your physician will most probably recommend black cherries for you. In addition, these cherries are beneficial for Kidney support and joint health of the body.


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Can D-Mannose Help Fight Bladder Infections?
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Date: November 03, 2012 11:48 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can D-Mannose Help Fight Bladder Infections?

D-Mannose

Mannose is a naturally occuring sugar found in cranberries, blueberries, and apples. It works by keeping bacteria in urinary area from adhering to the walls of the bladder. In supplement form (D-mannose) is used for treatment of bladder infections. It is absorbed much slower than other sugars. It travels directly to the bloodstream from the upper gastrointestinal tract ridding the body of E. coli. which is known to stick to the bladder and urinary areas. It is considered a safe alternative to antibiotics and can be used by children and adults (including pregnant women, the elderly and diabetic patients).

Symptoms of a bladder infection include foul smelling urine and frequent and/or burning sensation during urination. If any of these symptoms occur, it is a good time to begin taking a D-mannose supplement.

The recommended dose of D-mannose in supplement form is 500mg in capsule form or one teaspoon of powder mixed in a glass of water or juice. The dosage should be repeated approximately every three hours over a five day period. Urinary tract and bladder infections caused by E. coli. that are treated with D-mannose are generally gone in as little as 48 hours. However, it is advised to continue to do the full five day treatment to be sure the infection is eliminated. The advantage of taking the supplement over drinking cranberry or other juices containing mannose is avoiding the fructose often causes health problems and weight gain.

It is strongly advised to see a physician if symptoms do not improve within 48 hours of taking D-mannose. This is because it is likely the symptoms are not cause by E. coli. and require medical treatment.

D-mannose along with other preventative measures such as drinking plenty of fluids (especially water), emptying the bladder frequently, and wearing cotton underwear (allows ventilation) are all key components in avoiding future bladder infections.

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The Health benefits of P-5-P
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Date: July 20, 2012 07:51 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Health benefits of P-5-P

P-5-P or Pyridoxal-5-phosphate

P-5-P or the most commonly called Pyridoxal-5-phosphate is known to be the most active form of the Vitamin B6. This is known to be converted from organic compounds pyridoxal, pyridoxine and pyridoxamine. The Vitamin P-5-P is a coenzyme which support several other enzymes in the body which play a important role in biosynthesis. This also makes optimum use of the vitamin B6 by improving the body metabolism and many other biological process as well. The vitamin B6 traditionally comes in the form of pyridoxine hydrochloride which the body finds difficult to synthesize in its existing state. Hence, this pyridoxine hydrochloride is processed and is formed as Pyridoxal-5-phosphate to help the body to use the vitamin B6 effectively.

There are a lot of benefits of the vitamin P-5-P

Let us have a look at some of them.

Pyridoxal-5-phosphate uses the information from the genes ad helps to produce proteins.P-5-P is also helpful in the formation of hemoglobin, histamine and neurotransmitters and is also helpful in the metabolism of amino acids, fats and glucose.Pyridoxal-5-phosphate also helps in the conversion of dopa which is a useful substance used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Dopa is converted to dopamine which is a neurotransmitter which is produced in the brain and is released by the hypothalamus.

Food Source

The P5P is also helpful in the utilization of the food sources for the formation of energy and also helps in the easy release of glycogen which is the stored energy.P5P also converts glutamate into GABA which is gamma amino butyric acid which is again a neurotransmitter which is known to be found in the mammals. This is found in their central nervous system.The Pyridoxal-5-phosphate also helpful in the process of decarboxylation which is the conversion of histidine to histamine.

This also converts SAM-e to propylamine which is known to be a precursor of polyamines.The Vitamin P5P is also responsible to lower the homocystenie levels which are caused by the intake of high amounts of methionine.The Vitamin Pyridoxal-5-phosphate helps in the treatment of irregular heartbeat , which is a condition termed as arrhythmia.This plays a important role in the treatment of myocardial infections. This prevents the blood platelets from sticking to each other which usually causes blood clots.The enzymes produced by the Pyridoxal-5-phosphate also helps in the formation of different kinds of amino acid reactions which keeps the carbon ions stable. This process is very important in the metabolism of the cells.The P5P also helps in the metabolism of the amino acids.

Here it helps in converting methionine to cysteine and also converts tryptophan to niacin.Pyridoxal-5-phosphate also plays a vital role in the formation of glucose. This process is known as gluconeogenesis.This also acts a important co-enzyme in the process of glycogenolysis which happens in the liver and muscles and this is known to be a reaction which occurs due to presence of glycogen.The P5P also helps in the formation of antibodies and also assists in the process of hemoglobin synthesis as well.

To keep it simpler, the vitamin P5P performs many functions which is very beneficial to the whole human body. The P5P deficiency can also happen in many individuals and even such symptoms are hard to identify. Any person suffering from the P5P deficiency will have symptoms like muscle weakness, irritability or depression. Consulting a physician and taking necessary supplements will help to overcome the P5P deficiency.

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Hair health
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Date: July 16, 2012 08:39 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Hair health

Hair health

Caring for your hair can be quite tricky sometimes, especially if you happen to own a little longer strands than average. The joy of keeping hair is seeing it shinny, silky, strong, consistent and admirable luster that it comes with. However, archiving these properties is next to impossible if there happen to be one to two hair disorders or diseases interacting with your hair.

The commonest and perhaps most frustrating of the hair disorders is hair loss, whichever the cause, the results are nowhere near to pleasing. Other disorders and diseases that make our hair loss its admirable beauty and luster include; trichodystrophy, alopecia areata, Telogen effluvium, Androgenetic alopecia, Infectious folliculitis, Lichen planus, Lupus erythematosus, Ringworms just to name but a few.

You must have noted that a lot of hair shampoos, conditioners and “hair food” gels use a lot of herbal additives nowadays for improvinng hair health. Use of herbs is a natural way that can restore dry damaged or diseased hair and stimulate faster growth of stronger hair strands. You may apply hair herbal solutions directly to your hair and scalp or you may consume them for shiny and healthy hair depending on the formulation. Herbs can also go as far as treating dandruff, hair loss and restoring your luscious locks.

Are hair herbal products safe?

Herbs are a natural and safe way of treating and restoring hair health unlike their synthetic counterparts, this does not however mean that they are completely safe for everyone. Some people may have allergic reactions from use of some herbs so if you suspect any possibility of an allergic reaction you may want to perform a little test before using the herbs. You can apply a small amount on your wrist and check after two days to see if there is any reaction before proceeding to use the particular herb. Be sure to consult with your physician especially if you are pregnant.

Common herbs used to restore hair health

Rosemary: according to experts, rosemary helps fight dandruff, stimulate rapid and strong hair growth, and bring back luster to your hair. To get the above benefits from this herb, you can add rosemary in foods, or formulate rosemary water through socking the foliage in a cub of warm water for some times. You can then use the resulting water to rinse your hair.

Horsetail: this herb is an excellent source of silica. Silica is good at strengthening the hair from its core while restoring the shine. Horsetail herb can be used through deriving a shampoo from its foliage. Add 2-3 table spoons of crashed horsetail leaves into ½ cup of hot water. The mixture is the added to baby shampoo. Use this to shampoo your hair regularly.

Aloe Vera: aloe Vera gel extract is known for its numerous medicinal properties such calming irritated skin in addition to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. When the gel is massaged into the scalp, it has the ability to restore the hair's PH balance while sealing in the hair moisture content and consequently acting as a perfect natural conditioner. Additionally, aloe Vera also stimulates hair growth and therefore used for Alopecia treatment.

Ginkgo Biloba: this is a well known herbal remedy for quite a number of health issues including improving blood circulation to the skin and brain. Due to this medicinal property, Ginkgo Biloba helps in delivering of extra nutrients to the hair follicles and promotes hair growth. It's therefore recommended by most health practitioners for hair loss treatment. Stinging nettle-this herb stops conversion of testosterone to DHT which is the major contributor of hair lose in men. Stinging nettle extracts and powders are available commercially and are most effective when used together with pygeum or palmetto. You can also make green tea from the dried and ground powder of its leaves.

Other similarly useful herbs for restoring your health include marigold, licorice, chamomile, parsley, birch and burdock.

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Health Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid
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Date: July 02, 2012 07:53 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha Lipoic Acid, popularly abbreviated as ALA, can also be referred to as thioctic acid. It is an antioxidant as well as a fatty acid occurring naturally in the body. Every single cell in your body has this compound, which can also be sourced from food staff such as broccoli, spinach, organ meats, peas, brussel sprouts and rice bran. The following is a comprehensive list of the health benefits of ALA.

Health benefits of ALA on the aging process

ALA is known to delay the aging process. It does this through its antioxidant properties that help reduce cell damage, a condition that contributes to early aging of cells. This function also helps protect you from chronic illnesses that are attributed to old age.

Health benefits of ALA on brain cells

ALA also protects your brain from the damage caused by free radicals, thus protecting you from dementia and memory related problems. Studies conducted on animals have shown that this acid helps boost memory. Free radicals are also associated with brain cancer, and so this antioxidant helps protect you from developing malignant tumors in your brain. It also protects you from diseases such as Alzheimer.

Health benefits of ALA on blood sugar

Lipoic acid has been found to help regulate blood sugar thus helping relieve the symptoms of diabetes. It helps relieve the numbness, tingling, pain and itchiness experienced by diabetes patients. This function makes ALA an effective remedy for diabetes-related conditions such as peripheral neuropathy, cardiac autonomic neuropathy and autonomic neuropathy.

Health benefits of ALA on the skin

ALA has been used to manufacture a wide range of beauty creams because of its ability to improve the skin texture. This acid also protects the skin against sun damage, thus reducing chances of developing sunburns. It reduces the size of your skin pores thus helping correct specific types of acne. Finally, ALA helps improve the radiance of your skin thus giving you a beautiful and glowing skin.

Other health benefits of ALA

ALA plays almost all the roles of antioxidants, since it also helps boost your immunity. This function helps protect you from diseases such as:

• Multiple sclerosis
• Stroke
• Burning mouth syndrome
• Cataracts
• Glaucoma
• Sun damaged skin
• Bone loss
• Migraine
• High blood pressure
• Overweight and obesity
• Retinal cell death

One of the advantages that ALA has over other antioxidants is that it is both water soluble and fat soluble, unlike the other antioxidants that are soluble in either water or fat only. Therefore, its health benefits can be felt all over your body. In addition, ALA is found in all cells within your body and so deficiencies are rare.

Even though ALA is synthesized naturally within your body cells, their production goes down as you age. This is why alpha lipoic acid supplements are available. They are often presented in the form of capsules. There is no recommended daily dose of this supplement, but you need the guidance of a health physician in order to determine the right dosage for you. These supplements may cause serious reactions with specific drugs, and so your doctor will determine whether they are appropriate for you. Children are not allowed to take alpha llipoic acid supplements because their bodies are still in a position to release enough for their needs.

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The benefits of the hawthorne berry
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Date: June 27, 2012 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The benefits of the hawthorne berry

It is in the autumn that the hawthorn flowers will give way to the red berries which are a very rich source of antioxidants and of course, flavonoids. The benefits of using them are numerous and most of the times people will get eat them because they can prevent the damage caused by free radicals, they will protect the blood vessels, they will stimulate the circulation and also strengthen the heart.

The hawthorne berry benefits: Dilates blood vessels,Reduces LDL levels (bad cholesterol), Prevents damaging effects of free radicals, Strengthens the heart, Regulates the heart beat.

Uses

The main reason to why people are using hawthorn berries is because they have a lot of heart benefits. People who have heart problems will certainly have chest pains as well associated with them and these pains are one of the things that these berries can help with. People who have a high blood pressure will also respond positively most of the times when using these berries. Because these berries will improve the blood circulation, there is going to be less strain put on the heart.

By using hawthorne berry preparations, the harmful plaque that forms around the arteries and blood vessels will be diminished. Mainly, this extract is going to help people in having the damaging LDL cholesterol in the body reduced.

Antioxidants

Hawthorn berry contains two main heart benefitting constituents and they are the OPCs and the flavonoids. They are both very rich in protective antioxidant properties, which will prevent the oxidation caused by the free radicals. This is not only going to be beneficial for the capillaries and heart, but also for the entire body.

Benefits

Flavonoids can easily dilate the blood vessel, strengthen them and also protect the entire blood vessel system in order to eventually increase the blood flow. People who are exposed to inflammatory agents or are suffering from inflammation, will be happy to know that the OPCs and the antioxidant properties of Hawthorne berries will help them in this regard. For instance, the astringent hawthorn preparations can be used externally in order to soothe skin irritations, bug bites, minor cuts and acne. On top of that, using the extracts created from hawthorn berries will strengthen the heart and regulate the heartbeat.

Preparations

For those who want to prepare a tincture, they will only need to soak some Hawthorne berries in alcohol for several weeks. What this will do is draw out their properties and concentrate them in the alcohol. More to that, the berries can be made into syrups, jams and jellies. Most of the times though they are used to flavor brandy or into wine fusions. Also, tea made using the berries of hawthorn trees are the best for enjoying a great healthy state for the heart.

History

The preparations of hawthorn berries have a long history of use and mainly their benefits were concentrated in heart tonics. Dioscorides, a green herbalist from the I (first) century recorded that hawthorn was used back then as a strengthener and as a tonic. In the sixteenth century, Paracelsus, a Swiss physician reported that he used Hawthorne's cardio-tonic effects. A few centuries later, it was used by American doctors in order to treat circulatory and heart disorders. Even today, Hawthorne is used a lot and studied even more to unravel more of its beneficial secrets.

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