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Why colorful foods boost immunity Darrell Miller 3/5/19
How A Powerful Type of Salt and An Ancient Spice Can End ChronicPain For Good VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/9/18
Anxious Pets? Hereâ??s How Hemp Can Help Darrell Miller 7/26/18
The super powers of the schizandra berry Darrell Miller 6/29/18
Cannabis extract fights â??incurable formâ?? of Leukemia Darrell Miller 6/20/18
Pancreatitis Symptoms: 11 Natural Ways to Prevent & Manage Darrell Miller 11/17/17
How to Remove Skin Tags Safely: 10 Natural Ways Darrell Miller 10/2/17
You Might Be Buying the Wrong Cinnamon Darrell Miller 9/2/17
Adaptogens for a Stressful World Darrell Miller 8/16/17
Pay Attention To This Detail When You Put Your Palms Together Darrell Miller 7/30/17
How To Get Long Hair, Thick Hair and Healthy Hair | Garlic Hair Oil For Extreme Hair Growth Darrell Miller 7/29/17
Andropause: Treating Male Hormone Imbalance Naturally (Male Menopause) Darrell Miller 7/28/17
5 ways to relieve period cramps naturally Darrell Miller 7/16/17
How To Use Activated Charcoal For Pink Eye Darrell Miller 6/20/17
Largest, most rigorous study to date confirms CBD oil helps some kids with epilepsy Darrell Miller 6/2/17
This weed won't get you high, but it has other perks Darrell Miller 5/29/17
5 Body Odors You Should Never Ignore Darrell Miller 4/29/17
Oxford University Launching World Class Cannabis Research Center Darrell Miller 4/28/17
Medical News Today: Is rice gluten-free? Grains explained Darrell Miller 3/25/17
Ear infection treatment: Do alternative therapies work? Darrell Miller 3/18/17
Are walnuts the key to fighting prostate cancer? Researchers think so Darrell Miller 3/18/17
Rewires Your Brain and Slashes Anxiety Levels, but Beware Darrell Miller 3/14/17
Fight pain naturally with these powerful natural remedies Darrell Miller 2/22/17
Herbal medicine: It goes far beyond just replacing drugs Darrell Miller 2/4/17
Former NFL players seek game-changer to painkillers Darrell Miller 1/11/17
The empire strikes back: DEA quietly announces "Schedule I" status for CBD extracts to comply with United Nations demands... CBD Prohibition begins on January 13, 2017 Darrell Miller 12/23/16
Can You Get Too Much Protein? Darrell Miller 12/12/16
Is sunlight the health secret we all overlook? Darrell Miller 12/7/16
Outsmart the food companies to become a savvier eater Darrell Miller 12/6/16
Are we thinking about depression all wrong? Darrell Miller 11/30/16
When energy drinks contained real (radioactive) energy Darrell Miller 11/19/16
Medical News Today: What Effect Does Caffeine Have on Depression? Darrell Miller 11/18/16
Vitamins That Help Prevent the Common Cold Darrell Miller 11/13/16
new from Now Foods, Empty Glass Bottles to Mix Your Own Oils Darrell Miller 9/28/16
Does Quercetin Help Fight Allergies? Darrell Miller 8/22/15
Can Low Selenium Affect Thyroid Functions? Darrell Miller 8/8/14
Uses, Dosage and Side effects of Antimonium Tartaricum. Darrell Miller 7/3/14
Why Should Children Be Taking A Multiple vitamin Daily? Darrell Miller 1/17/14
Boost Engery Naturally with Bee Pollen Darrell Miller 11/21/13
What Exactly Does Diindolylmethane (DIM) Do For The Body? Darrell Miller 5/20/13
What Is Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD)? Darrell Miller 12/29/12
Kava root and its health benefits Darrell Miller 10/18/12
What Makes A Good Vision Formula? Darrell Miller 4/9/12
How Does The White Kidney Bean Block Carbohydrates? Darrell Miller 2/8/12
If I am A Vegetarian, Do I Need Extra Iodine For Proper Thyroid Function? Darrell Miller 10/26/11
What Makes Vectomega The Better Fish Oil Choice? Darrell Miller 10/20/11
Can Ginseng Boost Your Energy Safely? Darrell Miller 10/5/11
The Benefits of GLA to Women Darrell Miller 6/15/11
Phosphatidyl choline, Aging, And Intelligence What You Must Know Darrell Miller 5/24/11
How Does Holy Basil Extract Help with Pain Darrell Miller 5/19/11




Why colorful foods boost immunity
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Date: March 05, 2019 04:33 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why colorful foods boost immunity





Flu season is already here, and rectifying your routine food intake to a diet that includes more immunity boosting foods is a great way to make your system less vulnerable. Seeking out foods that represent a variety of colors is a good place to start. For instance, foods that are red, yellow, or orange tend to be high in levels of vitamin C. Maintaining sufficient vitamin C levels is key in keeping your body nourished with antioxidants and phytonutrients.

Key Takeaways:

  • During this flu season, many will find it comforting that food can provide the needed boost to their immune system that they need.
  • No one food on its own can cure any disease or prevent one from being infected by disease, yet eating healthy food is beneficial.
  • The Western diet which consists of processed meats, fast foods, and junk foods overtaxes the immune system and does not provide us with the needed nutrients.

"Yet many colorful foods also can provide benefits for your immune system and gut health."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/05/health/immune-system-diet-food-as-fuel-explainer/index.html

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How A Powerful Type of Salt and An Ancient Spice Can End ChronicPain For Good
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Date: November 09, 2018 04:51 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How A Powerful Type of Salt and An Ancient Spice Can End ChronicPain For Good





Pain is of course a fact of life, as is the reasonable pursuit to end, or at least mitigate it. But, it's that ending of pain that can prove problematic. Last year Consumer Reports revealed that as many as 4 million plus U.S. citizens bought pharmaceutical interventions of some type in an attempt to deal with a pain. Unfortunately, most pharmaceutical interventions are not without side effects, some of them very serious. Moreover, although these types of interventions can help sufferers cope with symptoms, they can also mask other important symptoms. In general, pharmaceutical pain relievers block receptors that would allow the brain to acknowledge pain. They can also cause a mild euphoria. The most potent type of pharmaceutical pain killers, opioids are also highly addictive. Millions of people abuse prescription drugs and hundreds of thousands die due to overdose every year. There are other options. Alternative forms of holistic treatment have been around for thousands of years, long before many of today's modern interventions. Today, science is discovering that many of them have a right to be considered potent medicine in their own right. Two holistic alternatives to pharmaceutical pain relievers are turmeric and cayenne. Curmerin, the inflammation-fighting component of turmeric, has been proven to fight inflammation-caused pain as well as Ibuprofen. In the same way, the capsaicinoids, which are inherent in cayenne, also work to alleviate inflammation, thereby alleviating pain. Another holistic remedy, Epsom salts, also alleviates pain when users soak in it.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although drugs can alleviate symptoms, they also have a tendency to mask other vital symptoms.
  • During 2017, it's estimated by Consumer Reports that drug-seeking U.S. citizens filled a whopping 4.5 million prescriptions.
  • Curcumin, a component of the spice turmeric, inhibits pain due to inflammation in a way that makes it on par with the relief users would normally gain from Ibuprofen.

"Big Pharma seems to be working very hard at creating customers, rather than cures. When you take a drug, it often leads to more problems, and ultimately, more drugs."

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/powerful-type-salt-ancient-spice-end-chronic-pain/

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Anxious Pets? Hereâ??s How Hemp Can Help
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Date: July 26, 2018 05:53 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Anxious Pets? Hereâ??s How Hemp Can Help





Anxious Pets? Here’s How Hemp Can Help

Separation anxiety is a real concern for pets and their owners. When dogs, for example, are left alone and unhappy they can act out in a number of negative ways, which can include urinating and defecating, chewing and scratching and trying to escape. While behavior modification can at times ease the symptoms, owners are looking into a way to alleviate the sense of anxiety their pets fel with CBD oil, which is a compound available through the hemp plant. The oil affects the neurotransmitters in the brain, also boosting the feel-good hormone serotonin. In this way the dog's anxiety may be alleviated. And, it may be a good choice, as study has shown 75% of pet-owners using CBD felt that it was an effective choice for their pet. Because hemp-based products are low in THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana, they are a better and usually legal choice. Regardless, it is always wise to seek out a veterinarian's advice.

Key Takeaways:

  • Some pets when forced to do without their primary caregivers go through a condition called separation anxiety.
  • This can manifest in numerous negative ways, such as soiling and scratching and chewing and exit-seeking.
  • Data suggests that nearly half of the pet-owners that have tried CBD oil to help with this condition feel that it has had a positive effect.

"CBD is a compound found in both marijuana and its close cousin hemp. Unlike THC, which is responsible for marijuana’s psychoactive effect, CBD is not mind-altering or toxic."

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/hemp-can-help-anxious-pets/

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The super powers of the schizandra berry
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Date: June 29, 2018 05:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The super powers of the schizandra berry





The super powers of the schizandra berry

The Schizandra berry, a bright red berry native to China, Russia, Japan and Korea, has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine. The Schizandra has benefits for a variety of body systems, including the digestive system, liver and adrenals. Schizandra has a somewhat unusual, complex taste, but it can be good when mixed with other ingredients. Chinese Schizandra is often heavily contaminated by pollution, pesticides and radiation, both in China and when imported to the US, so always seek out organic American Schizandra.

Key Takeaways:

  • The schizandra berry is also called the five-flavored berry, because it encompasses the spectrum of flavor profiles, that is sweet, sour, bitter and pungent.
  • The schizandra berry is supportive of an array of human functions, including liver function, mental function, digestive functioning and immunity functioning.
  • As a dietary supplement, schizandra is available as a tonic, a tea, a capsule, or as a dried extract.

"While blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries are common, the shizandra berry is more of an ancient Chinese secret that is only now being fully discovered by health enthusiasts in North America as a medicinal berry that has a positive impact on all areas of the body."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-27-the-super-powers-of-the-schizandra-berry.html

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Cannabis extract fights â??incurable formâ?? of Leukemia
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Date: June 20, 2018 04:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cannabis extract fights â??incurable formâ?? of Leukemia





Cannabis extract fights ‘incurable form’ of Leukemia

More and more researching is emerging surrounding the benefits of cannabis when it comes to its medicinal properties. A study was shown that involved a 14-year-old girl who was diagnosed with cancer. She had undergone several aggressive treatments such as chemotherapy, and her family wanted to seek out another alternative route. They started seeing a doctor who overlooked her consumption of cannabis for medicinal purposes, and it was shown to have quite a positive impact on her recovery. She ended up passing of causes unrelated to the cannabis use, but it doesn't take away from the success that medicinal marijuana helped her and her family achieve.

Key Takeaways:

  • A 14 year old girl who had a fatal form of cancer found relief when using cannabis instead of harsh treatments
  • Patients can take in the cannabis through cannabinoid oil extracts so they are easier to digest.
  • The girl had undergone 34 months of very aggressive treatments before resorting to the cannabis treatment.

"There are plenty of anecdotal reports of the successful use of cannabis in treating cancer, but few cases occur under conventional medical supervision, and virtually none make it into a peer-reviewed biomedical journal as a case report."

Read more: https://www.healthnutnews.com/cannabis-extract-fights-incurable-form-of-leukemia/

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Pancreatitis Symptoms: 11 Natural Ways to Prevent & Manage
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Date: November 17, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Pancreatitis Symptoms: 11 Natural Ways to Prevent & Manage





The pancreas is a small organ that is located in the upper abdomen. It is gently nestled between the stomach and spine. It's location usually causes delay in diagnose of illness until in the later stages, when it starts to effect other organs. Pancreatitis is an inflammation that effects the pancreas. It can be life threatening. Every year thousands of people are hospitalized due to this illness. However, there are dietary and lifestyle changes that can help prevent pancreatitis before it happens. Most important is to improve your diet. Adding vitamins and supplements can also help aid in prevention. It is also important to avoid trigger foods. One should always seek medical assistance if experiencing pancreatitis.

Key Takeaways:

  • Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the small organ located between the stomach and spine called the pancreas.
  • Every year thousands of people in America are hospitalized with pancreatitis.
  • There are natural ways to help prevent the development of pancreatitis.

"The pancreas is responsible for converting food to fuel, aiding in digestion by producing essential enzymes to break down fats and carbohydrates and creating two vital hormones, insulin and glucagon."

Read more: https://draxe.com/pancreatitis-symptoms/

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How to Remove Skin Tags Safely: 10 Natural Ways
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Date: October 02, 2017 10:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to Remove Skin Tags Safely: 10 Natural Ways





Skin tags, also known as acrochordons amongst the medical community, are noncancerous fleshy growths and are largely a cosmetic issue. They often grow where a lot of friction and moisture occurs. Many people seek to have them removed, and you can do this safely in a number of ways, including at your doctor's office with a scalpel. Cryotherapy can also be used, as well as cauterization, where the skin tag is essentially burned off, tying a string around it to cut off blood supply, and laser removal. However, these all require a doctor's supervision. Some natural at-home remedies can be used as well, such as apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, oregano oil, iodine, garlic, vitamin E, the peel of a banana or papaya, castor oil and baking soda, and cinnamon. You can also prevent further skin tags by keeping your blood sugar at a healthy range through diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • Skin Tags, or Acrochordons are common benign skin growths that are most frequently seen in women of middle age.
  • In a doctor's office there are several options for removing Skin Tags, such as Cauterization or burning, Cryotherapy or freezing, Laser removal and even tying a string around a Skin Tag will kill it.
  • There are some natural remedies too, Organic Apple cider Vinegar with the "Mother" Tea Tree Oil, Oil of Oregano, Iodine and Garlic are just some of the ways to kill a Skin Tag.

"The best practices for how to remove skin tags at home do not involve cutting; this is dangerous and may lead to a severe infection and permanent scarring."

Read more: https://draxe.com/how-to-remove-skin-tags/

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You Might Be Buying the Wrong Cinnamon
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Date: September 02, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: You Might Be Buying the Wrong Cinnamon





While cinnamon has been linked to many body benefits, such as regulating blood sugar and lowering cardiovascular risk, it does nonetheless have coumarin, a compound that taken in excess amounts could lead to liver damage. For those that wish to continue to reap the benefits of cinnamon usage, without accruing the liver risks, it’s important to understand that there are two varieties of cinnamon.

Cassia cinnamon, which has a stronger taste, is the variant most usually found in supermarkets, as well as the variant with the highest amount of coumarin. Meanwhile, Ceylon cinnamon, a native of Sri Lanka, which is also more costly than the Cassia cinnamon, has thinner layers than its more universally used counterpart and also up to 18 times less of the liver-damaging compound. Therefore, despite the cost, Ceylon may be the cinnamon health-seekers should look for.

Key Takeaways:

  • Few people know that there are actually two different varieties of cinnamon available to for consumption by consumers.
  • The cinnamon may contain substances harmful to the human body, and the less-common variety of cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, has 18 times less of these harmful substances
  • The lesser-known and less popular Ceylon cinnamon variety may have health benefits to humans that are not existant in the more-popular cassia variety.

"Many studies have overlooked the bifurcated nature of the spice, investigating both Ceylon and cassia cinnamon as one mutual substance."

Read more: https://www.thedailymeal.com/healthy-eating/you-might-be-buying-wrong-cinnamon

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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Pay Attention To This Detail When You Put Your Palms Together
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Date: July 30, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Pay Attention To This Detail When You Put Your Palms Together





Put your hands together, palms side by side, and you will notice two lines one on each palm. If the line of the left palm is higher than the right palm it means that you are more likely to take time in finding an appropriate relationship instead of rushing into one. If the lines are at equal height, it means that you are a highly confident and routine person, and that you seek out long term relationships. Lastly if the left line is lower than the right you find yourself as a rebel to society, you choose your own paths and are very intelligent. You are most attracted to older wiser individuals, one could say you seek knowledge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh8_-ZDm0bU&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Palmistry is a fascinating practice that is time honored. It attempts to foretell a life story with the lines on a palm.
  • A large line will be the love line for people. That is a significant aspect of anyone's life story too.
  • Look for smaller lines to tell a story for the person. Palmistry will focus on the marriage line and life line on hands.

"One important line is that of the love line, otherwise known as the love line. Running from the edge of the Palm under the little finger towards the area of the middle finger or forefinger joins the hand, this line has been found to have deep meaning in the area of love and affection."

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How To Get Long Hair, Thick Hair and Healthy Hair | Garlic Hair Oil For Extreme Hair Growth
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Date: July 29, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How To Get Long Hair, Thick Hair and Healthy Hair | Garlic Hair Oil For Extreme Hair Growth





Putting different kinds of oils in your hair can be good for it. Garlic oil is one of the choices you can go with. It can help your hair grow longer and thicker, and will also help it stay healthy so it keeps on growing for a long time. Luxurious hair can be very beautiful and will be oticed way more than scraggly hair which is dry and brittle. No one wants to run their fingers through that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfIQc07PF5Q&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Some common causes of hair loss include acute stress, biology, aging, diet, and hair damage due to exposure to harsh chemicals like those found in most hair dyes
  • You can get long, luscious hair through treatments of garlic oil made with garlic cloves and carrier oil. Just know that this isn’t the same as garlic essential oil
  • If the garlic oil treatment is too strong, there are alternative solutions available that you can try in order to still get the healthy, lovely hair you seek

"If this is a bit too hippy (and smell) for you, don't worry, there are plenty of modernised recipes for garlic oil hair treatments."

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Andropause: Treating Male Hormone Imbalance Naturally (Male Menopause)
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Date: July 28, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Andropause: Treating Male Hormone Imbalance Naturally (Male Menopause)





Women's menopause symptoms have been studied for years with several remedies available to treat symptoms. Make menopause, or andropause, is not a widely researched condition and sufferers have limited options. Symptoms like irritability, loss of sexual appetite and excessive sweating can begin at age 40 and those suffering should seek medical help. Hydration, consumption if healthy fats and even natural as well as medical supplements are available to treat male menopause, a condition caused by lowering testosterone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI0Xf-dKVL8&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Menopause in women is more widely recognized and, thus, has more options for treatment than male menopause.
  • Male menopause (andropause) is a completely natural part of the aging process and there are minor adjustments men can make to combat it
  • Natural therapies (the video specifically lists acupuncture and homeopathy) can be used to curb the effects of male menopause, and have other benefits that could improve quality of life.

"Men also have trouble maintaining the delicate hormonal balance, when they begin to approach middle age."

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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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How To Use Activated Charcoal For Pink Eye
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Date: June 20, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How To Use Activated Charcoal For Pink Eye





There is a way to use activated charcoal for pink eye. Pink Eye impacts many people every year across the country. People might actually wonder if it is something to even worry about. One thing to remember is that Pink Eye is not a serious thing. People that get it do not have to seek emergency treatment and it will go away on its own. But, activated charcoal can get rid of it quickly and easily.

Key Takeaways:

  • In a bowl or large cup, mix a teaspoon of activated charcoal (don’t just use the stuff from your fireplace!) with half a cup of water. Filtered or bottled water is best.
  • Once mixed in, pour the activated charcoal and water solution through a coffee filter into another bowl to strain out the solids.
  • Use an eyedropper to put two to three drops of the solution on your or your family’s eyes three to four times a day.

"Activated charcoal can be used to quickly and effectively treat pink eye, all without a visit to the doctor’s office."

Read more: http://www.thealternativedaily.com/how-to-use-activated-charcoal-for-pink-eye/

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Largest, most rigorous study to date confirms CBD oil helps some kids with epilepsy
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Date: June 02, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Largest, most rigorous study to date confirms CBD oil helps some kids with epilepsy





Prescription drugs kill over 30,000 people a year and children are more susceptible. New data has been found that states that CBD (cannibidol) oil, which is marijuana without the effects of being "high" helps children with epilepsy. The oil is called Epidiolex, which was created in London, is currently seeking approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is the first large study that has been performed using marijuana where one group got a vairable substance and the other got the oil, and the parents didn't know the results until the end.

Key Takeaways:

  • As scientists try to find more information about marijuana and it's safety factors, their work has been hindered with recent regulations that require them to have special licenses.
  • The newest legitimate study regarding mariguana includes a test using CBD or cannibidol that was fused into a liquid and given to children with epilepsy.The oil is different than traditional marijuana
  • The hallucinations that occur when some people use marijuana are counteracted with this oil. It is specifically for reducing seizures, anxiety and other symptoms of having epilepsy.

"A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot’s possible health benefits."

Read more: http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/05/25/cannabidiol-cbd-oil-epilepsy-medical-study/80258/

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This weed won't get you high, but it has other perks
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Date: May 29, 2017 07:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: This weed won't get you high, but it has other perks





A new trend has emerged in the current marijuana market. A new strain offers users all the same medical benefits as marijuana without any psychoactive affects. Since it lacks THC it will not get you high. This puts the product in a legal gray area which may make it difficult to legally use in stricter states. Doctors are currently uncertain if this will have any affect on patients seeking marijuana for medical use. Currently there is likely not enough research to be certain.

Read more: This weed won't get you high, but it has other perks

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5 Body Odors You Should Never Ignore
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Date: April 29, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Body Odors You Should Never Ignore





A website for women's health has a piece about body odors. The piece contends that certain odors are indications of illnesses. For example, a fruity breath might mean diabetes, while bad breath might be a sign of sleep apnea. Feet that smell bad might indicate athlete's foot. Smelly poop could be a sign of intolerance to lactose, while smelly urine could signal an infection. The feature is illustrated with several photos or graphics. There are several embedded links in the story.

Key Takeaways:

  • If your feet smell it is a good sign of athletes foot or other foot fungus.
  • Excessive sweating can be a sign of diabetes. If you find yourself sweating for no reason you should seek medical advice.
  • Extra stinky pop is a sign of lactose intolerance. Try cutting diary out of your diet and smell if it clears up.

"Lactose intolerance is fairly common: In fact, an estimated 65 percent of people have trouble digesting dairy, according to the National Institutes of Health."

Read more: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/body-odors-signal-health-problems?internal_recirc=outbrain_af

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Oxford University Launching World Class Cannabis Research Center
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Date: April 28, 2017 10:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Oxford University Launching World Class Cannabis Research Center





Oxford University plans to open a world class cannabis research facility. This center would seek to research THC and CMD as potential therapies and treatments for a variety of illnesses. Despite the plant being illegal in the UK and in many other countries, Kingsley hopes to find ways to harness the healing properties of cannabis and put the UK on track as a leader in this rapidly growing field. The center also plans to host international conventions where researchers from across the globe can share their findings.

Read more: Oxford University Launching World Class Cannabis Research Center

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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Ear infection treatment: Do alternative therapies work?
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Date: March 18, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Ear infection treatment: Do alternative therapies work?





Watchful waiting is a common course of treatment for an ear infection. The discomfort of an ear infection however, takes a toll on both the patient and their families, frequently leaving people searching for alternative treatments. Mayo clinic published a summary of the current understanding of several popular alternatives promoted to relieve the pain of ear infection. Homeopathy, chiropractic, natural sweeteners, and herbal ear drops are few popular therapies with unclear research results. The practicality, cost, and safety of any alternatives should be considered.

Key Takeaways:

  • Parents are often concerned about how to treat an ear infection, they do not always wish to use traditional medical treatments and seek homeopathic alternatives.
  • Homeopathic treatments are not widely studied and often have no regulatory aspects by the FDA. Further monitoring will give better overall data for decision making when choosing homeopathic treatment
  • Before making your choice to try non traditional treatments, find out about the treatments, costs and which doctors advocate for certain treatments as safe for children.

"Alternative ear infection treatments abound on the internet and in books and magazines. They include chiropractic adjustments, homeopathy, herbal eardrops and others."

Read more: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ear-infections/in-depth/ear-infection-treatment/art-20047613

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Are walnuts the key to fighting prostate cancer? Researchers think so
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Date: March 18, 2017 04:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Are walnuts the key to fighting prostate cancer? Researchers think so





Prostate cancer is diagnosed in over a hundred thousand men each year. Researchers are seeking answers to questions about the role of diet in promoting and preventing this disease. A recent study looked at the impact of walnuts fed to mice. Some studies have suggested walnut consumption shrunk tumors in mice. Researchers have since wondered whether a specific component of walnuts was responsible for this result. Further study suggests a synergetic effect is responsible rather than a single component. These trials present intriguing new paths for research in human subjects.

Key Takeaways:

  • Walnuts are helpful in fighting prostate cancer, but you may need to eat the whole nut.
  • It has already been established that diet influences prostate cancer.
  • Omega 3's are nice, but by themselves won't prevent prostate cancer.

"It’s becoming increasingly clear in nutrition that it’s never going to be just one thing; it’s always a combination."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-03-14-are-walnuts-the-key-to-fighting-prostate-cancer-researchers-think-so.html

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Rewires Your Brain and Slashes Anxiety Levels, but Beware
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Date: March 14, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Rewires Your Brain and Slashes Anxiety Levels, but Beware





Thedocumentary, Ride the Tiger: A Guide Through the Bipolar Brain, focused on current concepts treatment. Drugs available don't work in all patients and lifestyle changes are recommended when possible. It's recommended that bipolar patients and people suffering from other disorders There has been some positive outcomes from devices using light and magnets to stimulate the brain but a healthy diet, exercise, vitamin supplements and probiotics can address these disorders. Patients have also received benefits through exercise and proper sleep patterns. Doing all this, patients have found they can slowly get off their drug treatment regimens.

Key Takeaways:

  • An estimated 5.1 million Americans have bipolar disorder, which is characterized by unusual and typically dramatic shifts in mood and energy.
  • While medication is typically the first-line of treatment for bipolar and other mental illnesses, they can take up to two months to work and are often frustratingly ineffective.
  • Scientists are also turning to more novel strategies like optogenetics in an effort to control the illness, seeking ways to possibly “preempt, fix or rewire” the patient’s brain back to normal.

""By seeking to understand how the bipolar brain malfunctions, researchers believe they can get closer to understanding the inner workings of the brain, potentially unlocking treatments for other types of psychiatric problems as well.""



Reference:

//www.healthnutnews.com/rewires-brain-slashes-anxiety-levels-beware/

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Fight pain naturally with these powerful natural remedies
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Date: February 22, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fight pain naturally with these powerful natural remedies





Every day, millions of people rush to the pharmacy for some over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription pain medication. Most of us who live with the debilitating effects of chronic pain would do almost anything to find relief. While painkillers like ibuprofen, acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol) or the more addictive opioid drugs can help manage your pain, know that they can also cause severe damage to your body.

Key Takeaways:

  • Give the body the right nutrients and it will start to heal itself.
  • Besides giving your body the nutrients it needs, regular exercise should also be part of your daily routine to manage and eliminate pain.
  • Curcumin, turmeric’s main active compound, is one of the best remedies to fight chronic inflammation and pain.

"The good news is, more and more people are seeking natural alternatives to ease their aches and pains. So before you rush off to the pharmacy, check out the natural remedies below to heal your body and fight pain naturally."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/2017-02-13-fight-pain-naturally-with-these-powerful-natural-remedies.html

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Herbal medicine: It goes far beyond just replacing drugs
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Date: February 04, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Herbal medicine: It goes far beyond just replacing drugs





When we are sick we go to the doctor, right? Have you ever thought of seeking advice and guidance somewhere else? In America, the use of herbs is significantly overshadowed by dependence on modern medicine. Big Pharma and pill-pushing doctors have made us believe we need those drugs to cure our symptoms and diseases.

Key Takeaways:

  • Herbal medicine: It goes far beyond just replacing drugs.
  • In America, the use of herbs is significantly overshadowed by dependence on modern medicine.
  • While most Americans blindly follow the white coat, know that 75 percent of the global population still use traditional, herbal healing practices to get better.

"As reported by the American Herbalists Guild, in 1987 about 85 percent of modern drugs were derived from plants. Today, only 15 percent has a plant origin. Herbal medicines are prepared from plants or plant parts which contain hundreds to thousands of other compounds."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/2017-01-26-herbal-medicine-the-solution-that-goes-far-beyond-just-replacing-drugs.html

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Former NFL players seek game-changer to painkillers
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Date: January 11, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Former NFL players seek game-changer to painkillers





Some former National Football League players have been seeking a game changer to painkillers in general. Jake Plummer who is a former National Football League player believes that himself as well as other current and former athletes can benefit from something that is known as cannabidiol. This substance is an extract from hemp plants in general that does not include the psychoactive chemical THC.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although it has been ten years since Jake Plummer retired from football he still experiences soreness and pain form his neck and shoulders to his feet.
  • It is aches that Plummer and many other former or current NFL players have managed for years with pain medications like codeine or oxycodone.
  • Jake Plummer believes that other current and former athletes can benefit from cannabidiol, which is an extract from hemp plants in general.

"Plummer has become one of the leading advocates of retired players to speak out regarding the plant’s potential benefits."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2016/12/28/former-nfl-players-seek-game-changer-to-painkillers/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmM2M2RhZjlmZTVmZDZjMmU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFbYqKaJv6HOWxQeQ4nqBFwXxh3Cw

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The empire strikes back: DEA quietly announces "Schedule I" status for CBD extracts to comply with United Nations demands... CBD Prohibition begins on January 13, 2017
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Date: December 23, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The empire strikes back: DEA quietly announces "Schedule I" status for CBD extracts to comply with United Nations demands... CBD Prohibition begins on January 13, 2017





There is concern over a rumor that the DEA seeks to create a brand new schedule I class of drugs just for marijuana extracts, known as CBD. They must go through a scheduling action to get approval, but many are outraged over the possibility of losing access to any medicinal product made from Cannabis. This can include non-psychoactive drugs. Some are trying to soothe the panic by stating that it doesn’t include hemp products. As long as it is not a drug, it is not restricted. We will have to wait and see how this plays out.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Final Rule published on December 14th was not a scheduling action but rather an administrative action related to record keeping
  • Such action is an admission that the federal government is really just an obedient lapdog of the United Nations.
  • That company plans to announce to its customers that they have 30 days to purchase their products, after which they plan to pull all sales except for inside their home state.

"Big Media, Big Pharma, Big Government, Big Banks and Big Agriculture are assaulting our bodies and minds by the hour, it seems."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/2016-12-16-dea-quietly-announces-schedule-i-status-for-cbd-extracts-prohibition-begins-january-13-2017.html

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Can You Get Too Much Protein?
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Date: December 12, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can You Get Too Much Protein?





Excessive protein can have a stimulating effect on an important biochemical pathway called the mammalian target of rapamycin. This pathway has an important and significant role in many cancers. When you reduce protein to just what your body needs, mTOR remains inhibited, which helps minimize your chances of cancer growth. Additionally, when you consume too much protein, your body must remove more nitrogen waste products from your blood, which stresses your kidneys. Chronic dehydration can result, as was found in a study involving endurance athletes.

Key Takeaways:

  • some researchers worry that the muscle building properties that consumers seek in protein may be a double-edged sword, perhaps even leading to an increased risk of cancer
  • The vast majority of Americans already get more than the recommended daily amounts of protein from food
  • Large population studies also suggest an association between habitual high protein intake and a heightened risk of diabetes

"Protein has achieved a venerated status in the dietary world for everything from building muscle to preventing weight gain. But can you get too much of a good thing?"



Reference:

//www.nytimes.com/2016/12/06/well/eat/can-you-get-too-much-protein.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

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Is sunlight the health secret we all overlook?
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Date: December 07, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is sunlight the health secret we all overlook?





Are you getting enough sun? Sunlight is important for more than just a healthy tan. It can help with blood pressure, your immune system, even help ensure your long term mental health! There are many quick and easy ways to get more sunlight into your daily routine, and you owe it to yourself and your health to make sure you soak up some sun rays every day.

Key Takeaways:

  • It has been found that morning sunlight works best so try physical activity such as cycling, jogging or even skipping, in the sunlight.
  • Several companies are now cashing on the benefits of daylight exposure and redesigning office space to let natural light in.
  • Those with a sedentary job need not lose out. Either try sneaking out for a quick morning sunlight grab or get out during the lunch hour for a walk around the block.

"Vitamin D is also important in activating the body's immune defences as it triggers the cells that seek out and destroy any bacteria and viruses and arms the system, too."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/Is-sunlight-the-health-secret-we-all-overlook/articleshow/55540166.cms&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEMJC5Og6R2G1Bqk7PnRrPeY54-BA

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Outsmart the food companies to become a savvier eater
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Date: December 06, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Outsmart the food companies to become a savvier eater





The key for businesses is finding the bliss point of food, or the product formulation you like most, according to Howard Moskowitz, an experimental psychologist who did pioneering work on bliss points and their role in product development when he was optimizing menus for soldiers in 1971. Bliss points have been discovered for many foods - even hummus and orange juice - to appeal to consumers sensory preferences.

Key Takeaways:

  • "Food companies are interested in selling products that people want," said Gail Civille, founder and president of Sensory Spectrum, a consulting firm that helps companies learn how sensory cues drive consumer perceptions of products.
  • The key for companies is finding the "bliss point" of a food, or the product formulation you like most, according to Howard Moskowitz, an experimental psychologist who did pioneering work on bliss points and their role in product development when he was optimizing menus for soldiers in 1971.
  • He's since helped major food and beverage companies such as Dr Pepper and Prego find bliss points for their products.

"It's actually both: It's human nature for consumers to develop habits and seek out foods that satisfy our intense cravings. And so companies create products that meet people's sensory needs."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/11/21/health/bliss-point-food/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_health+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Health%29

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Are we thinking about depression all wrong?
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Date: November 30, 2016 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Are we thinking about depression all wrong?





Depression has become an open topic all across the world. More people than ever are open to discussing their depression and seeking help. We have all been led to believe that depression is a chemical imbalance that occurs in our brain. But what if this was misleading and their are other possible reason why a person becomes depressed. A research study has been conducted to find out how inflammation has an effect on our body and could it be responsible for more than just aches and pains.

Key Takeaways:

  • The concept that depression is a serotonin problem is increasingly being called into question.
  • The Marketing of a Myth, which concluded, 'The lowered serotonin theory [of depression] took root in the public domain rather than in psychopharmacology...a piece of biobabble
  • “In six decades, not a single study has proven that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain,”

"One in ten of us will experience depression at some point. Just what causes this highly debilitating disease, and the best way to treat it remains controversial"



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.telegraph.co.uk/women/health/are-we-thinking-about-depression-all-wrong/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNF_DqQlP5xyod8C0ttHATx-nK0qQA

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When energy drinks contained real (radioactive) energy
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Date: November 19, 2016 08:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: When energy drinks contained real (radioactive) energy





When you grab an energy drink you expect it to provide you with an uplifting mood and alleviate tiredness for the next few hours. It isn't actual radioactive energy that you think about, but what if your drink actually contained traces of this substance? What you learn in this article might shock you but it is important to know.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ultimately, in the interest of protecting public health, the federal government closed down the Bailey Radium Laboratories (PDF) -- the company that made RadiThor -- and radium-containing energy drinks disappeared from the consumer market by 1932.
  • Today, the energy drink market is occupied by drink formulations that rely on the stimulant caffeine to invigorate their customers and provide them with the enhanced "energy" that they seek.
  • Caffeine -- the commonplace ingredient in coffee, tea, chocolate and cola -- may not be as exotic as radium, but it actually is a stimulant, so customers do feel energized, and it isn't very dangerous to health.

"Today, the energy drink market is occupied by drink formulations that rely on the stimulant caffeine to invigorate their customers and provide them with the enhanced "energy" that they seek. Caffeine -- the commonplace ingredient in coffee, tea, chocolate and cola -- may not be as exotic as radium, but it actually is a stimulant, so customers do feel energized, and it isn't very dangerous to health."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/11/10/health/energy-drinks-radioactive/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_health+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Health%29

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Medical News Today: What Effect Does Caffeine Have on Depression?
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Date: November 18, 2016 07:09 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Medical News Today: What Effect Does Caffeine Have on Depression?





If you are suffering from depression, caffeine may have an effect on this condition. Do you know how caffeine may affect the condition? If not, you owe it to your health (and peace of mind) to find out without delay. You may be able to learn something that changes your life and this condition forever.

Key Takeaways:

  • The medical world is divided, however, when it comes to the benefits and risks of caffeine. Its impact on mental health is hotly debated.
  • This article will seek to look at both sides of the debate while also looking at the effects of other foods on depression.
  • Medical studies of the relationship between caffeine intake and depression, particularly when consumed in coffee in tea, often show that caffeine can reduce the incidence of depression.

"The medical world is divided, however, when it comes to the benefits and risks of caffeine. Its impact on mental health is hotly debated."



Reference:

//www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/313988.php

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Vitamins That Help Prevent the Common Cold
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Date: November 13, 2016 06:41 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamins That Help Prevent the Common Cold





It is that time of the year again and if you are prone to colds, it is the perfect time to start taking a few extra vitamins that help you ward those colds off. What are those essential vitamins that you need to prevent the common cold? All of the information you need is found here! No more sneezes!

Key Takeaways:

  • New discoveries signal departures from age-old treatments, while new inquiries into “traditional” medicine often reveals previously unknown substances with curative, preventive and healing properties.
  • It is always important, of course, to maintain what is called an “evidence-based” view of health and nutrition, while remaining reasonably open-minded about “new things,” however old they are!
  • When the subject of vitamins comes up, there are many voices competing for your ears, mind – and wallet. Americans spend billions of dollars a year on over-the-counter treatments, vitamins, mineral supplements and other “natural” healing products.

"Always take care to use the recommended amounts of vitamins and minerals and don’t “get creative” without seeking authoritative counsel with your doctor."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//infloria.com/vitamins-that-help-prevent-the-common-cold/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFYkZFGY1LlVfwVoGZVbD3BxxyL0g

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new from Now Foods, Empty Glass Bottles to Mix Your Own Oils
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Date: September 28, 2016 05:07 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: new from Now Foods, Empty Glass Bottles to Mix Your Own Oils

Empty Glass Amber Glass bottles For The DIY beauty Products

With more and more consumers seeking healthier, natural alternatives to chemically laden mass market home products, the do-it-yourself (DIY) market continues to gain in popularity.  Making DIY beauty products is a trend that continues to gain steam, especially for those using essential oils and carrier oils such as jojoba, shea, and grape seed.


Now Solutions health and beauty line is well-positioned to capitalize on this emerging consumer trend, and we're making it even easier for you to do it your self.  These Empty bottles include blank labels so you will have everything you need to create your own recipes and samples based on individual tastes. 

Enjoy!


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Does Quercetin Help Fight Allergies?
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Date: August 22, 2015 07:57 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Does Quercetin Help Fight Allergies?

Every year, thousands of individuals suffer from seasonal allergies.  Although many people will head to the pharmacy to fill prescriptions to cover the symptoms of this condition, there are those who seek a more natural approach. Natural treatments are available that have been clinically proven to alleviate itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing associated with allergies.  One such natural treatment comes in the form of a supplement called quercetin.

Quercetin is a flavonoid with antioxidant properties, and is naturally found in green tea, onions and apples. Aside from being high in antioxidants, quercetin has also been found to have the same effect as over-the counter antihistamines.  By controlling the release of histamines, quercetin can alleviate many, if not all, of the symptoms of seasonal allergies.

Green Tea

When an individual encounters an allergen, such as pollen, the body releases histamines in response. These histamines trigger an inflammatory response within the body, causing congested nasal passages, swollen eyelids, etc. An antihistamine keeps these compounds under control, therefore eliminating any uncomfortable symptoms.

Quercetin has been proven to reduce the symptoms and duration of viral illnesses, and to also prevent the release of histamines. Because it can be difficult for the body to assimilate, researchers have advised that allergy sufferers take a vitamin C supplement along with quercetin to ensure the maximum benefits are being received. Vitamin C also contains antihistamine qualities, and is most potent when taken alongside quercetin. The recommended dosage of vitamin C for allergy sufferers is 500 to 1000 milligrams, three times per day. The recommended dosage of quercetin is 500 milligrams per day, for a period of six to eight weeks. It would be most beneficial to begin taking this supplement one to two weeks before allergy season begins, and for six to seven weeks throughout allergy season.

Allergy season doesn't have to mean weeks of watering eyes and stuffy noses. By supplementing with quercetin and vitamin C, you can alleviate your symptoms naturally and enjoy the outdoors without worry.


References:

//www.wellnessresources.com/health/articles/quercetins_rising_star_nerves_immunity_and_metabolism

//www.needs.com/product/NDNL-0705-01/a_Quercitin

//www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART03109/Allergic-Rhinitis.htmlRead More

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Can Low Selenium Affect Thyroid Functions?
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Date: August 08, 2014 10:01 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Low Selenium Affect Thyroid Functions?

human thyroidWhat is thyroid glands

Human thyroid glands are small glands with a very important function. The major function of thyroid glands is to regulate body metabolism.

There are two main hormones produced by thyroid glands; thyroxin (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). The secretion of these 2 hormones is based on the feedback mechanism of hypothalamus and pituitary glands. These hormones influence every body cells- they control the rate at which your body accumulates and uses fat, help to regulate body temperature and also heart rate. In addition, thyroid glands produce calcitonin, a very important hormone that regulates the amount of calcium in the body. There are the major types of thyroid diseases, Thyroid cancer, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism and Benign disease. But what is the role of selenium in thyroid functions?

Selenium deficiency

Selenium deficiency is not common in healthy adults, but it is common in people with digestive disorders causing low absorption, or those with severe inflammation arising from chronic infection. Research shows that low selenium does not cause illness by itself, but due to its role in immune functions, it makes a body susceptible to biochemical, nutritional and infectious diseases.

But this does not mean that selenium has no direct influence on thyroid functions. Adequate selenium supports the production of thyroid hormones, protects thyroid glands from the adverse effects of excess iodine in the body, and will also improve body metabolism.

selenium foodsImportance of selenium

Selenium is very important and it is always healthy to ensure your normal selenium level. For example, selenium supplements are used to treat autoimmune thyroid condition. Studies have found that selenium supplementation lowers thyroid inflammation. These findings are backed by the fact that selenium increases thioredoxin reductase and glutathione peroxidase activity, and also lowers the toxic concentration of lipid hydro peroxides and hydrogen peroxides which results from the production of thyroid hormones.

Selenium prevents thyroid tissue damage. Selenium is very important because it lowers the level of thyroid peroxides in the blood. In addition, selenium is vital for conversion of T4 to T3. T3 is the active form of thyroid hormones. Low T3 causes hypothyroidism.

How to obtain selenium?

If you think your body is deficient of selenium, it is good to seek medical care immediately. Thyroid glands are very important for the body functions. Selenium supplement is a good solution to thyroid function. But long term use of selenium supplement would cause other complications such as white blotchy nails, hair loss, gastrointestinal upsets, fatigue, irritability, garlic breath odor, and mild nerve damage. In addition, very high selenium in the body may cause hyperthyroidism. In addition, clinical test for use of selenium supplements has found that it predisposes users to the risk of prostate cancer. Though this has not yet been proven. This makes selenium rich foods the best way to increase the level of selenium in the body. Some of the food rich in selenium includes; crimini mushrooms, shrimp, tuna, cod, scallops, chicken, halibut, salmon, shiitake mushrooms, brazil nuts, lamb eggs, and turkey. Brazil nut is particularly very rich in selenium, taking one or two in a day will significantly improve the selenium level and also boost your immune system.

Is selenium important for thyroid function?

Yes, selenium level is very important and low selenium.

References

  1. //chriskresser.com/selenium-the-missing-link-for-treating-hypothyroidism
  2. //www.wellnessresources.com/health/articles/seleniums_vital_role_in_thyroid_hormone_function/

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Uses, Dosage and Side effects of Antimonium Tartaricum.
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Date: July 03, 2014 08:02 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Uses, Dosage and Side effects of Antimonium Tartaricum.


antimonium tartaricumWhat is an antimonium tartaricum?


Antimonium tartaricum is a virulent poisonous and so a lot of care should be taken when handling it. Antimonium tartaricum is chemically prepared from potassium tartrate and antimony oxide. It forms an off-white crystalline powder.

History of antimonium tartaricum


For years, Antimonium tartaricum has been used as a very powerful emetic (medicine used to cause vomiting). In many cases, it worked and the results were positive, but in a few cases, death would result if the patient did not vomit.

It was also used to clean wounds and burns, but still death would occur if the patient absorbed enough of poison to cause death.

Recently, Antimonium tartaricum has been used in the textile industries has a color fixative and in agriculture industries has insecticide.

Uses

  •     Antimonium tartaricum is a homeopathic therapy for cold with cough, wheezing, mucous, rattling or bubbling in the chest.
  •     It is used to care for health of mind as well as body.
  •     It is used to treat;
  •     Headaches, if your regular suffer headache, you can take Antimonium tartaricum.
  •     Bronchitis- if you suffer difficulty in breathing, Antimonium tartaricum will alleviate this condition.
  •     Coughs and nausea, people who frequently suffer these conditions have used and Antimonium tartaricum proved to be a remedy.
  •     Acne- helpful for acne with large pustules, itchy, forms and leaves a bluish-red scar on various parts of the body.
  •     Teething- if you have problems with teeth, especially aching teeth, this is the best product for you.
  •     Asthma
  •     Bronchitis
  •     Pneumonia
  •     Emphysema
  •     Gastric bowel problems
  •     Measles
  •     Whooping cough
  •     Indigestion, nausea and vomiting, especially during pregnancy.
  •     Chicken Pox. Recently, research has found out that Antimonium tartaricum is effective in treating chicken pox with painful vesicles, eruptions and large pustules with tendency to leave pock marks.
Warning

It is not safe for pregnant, breast feeding or for child below 10 years to use Antimonium tartaricum without doctor’s consent. If pain is persistent, seek medical care immediately.

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Why Should Children Be Taking A Multiple vitamin Daily?
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Date: January 17, 2014 07:52 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Should Children Be Taking A Multiple vitamin Daily?

food Childrens vitamin are essential for the development of any child.

Whether to multi or not is one question that many parents ask. Never the less there is little consensus on a daily multivitamin for children. Given the reality of today busy parents, it is of the essence to understand that such well-prepared meals at home fail to meet the needed quantity of vitamin that a child require. Some children may have bad eating behavior another cause for childrens vitamin deficiency.

What Should Children Eat?

Children diet should consist of a wide variety of whole, fresh fruits, milk and dairy products and proteins as much as possible. Given the delicate nature of children’s growth, it is important to ensure that childrens vitamin needs be attained at all cost. Ideally, it is believed that children are supposed to get their vitamins from a balanced, healthy diet that they take daily. However, this does not mean that children are not getting enough childrens vitamin from food that they take at home.

While it is agreed that those children with good diets do not need to take a multivitamin, well there is no harm in them taking childrens vitamin since it will provide in any case the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of the needed key ingredients. Other benefits of taking a multiple vitamin include normal growth and development, healthy circulatory as well as nervous systems, proper bone and tooth formation, strengthen the immune system against infectivity, improve brain function among other benefits.

One question that lingers the mind of many experts and concerned d parents is whether their children are getting the right quantity of vitamins from the food that they take on a daily basis. A nutritional deficiency is something that any parent would not want for their kids thus the reason for multivitamin supplementation. It is advisable for all parents to seek nutritionist advise and ensure that they give their children formulated childrens vitamin purposely for their development.

References:

  1. //www.joybauer.com
  2. //www.webmd.com/parenting/vitamins-for-kids-do-healthy-kids-need-vitamins


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Boost Engery Naturally with Bee Pollen
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Date: November 21, 2013 09:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Boost Engery Naturally with Bee Pollen

What is Bee Pollen?

bee hiveSometimes individuals can get a natural energy boost with bee pollen it is an option hat individuals can use to find and maintain a proper energy level. Bee pollen is an all natural product which has been used for a millenium. Energy boosts from pollen the can give individuals the energy boost they need. Pollen is a natural ways that individuals can get an energy lift. 

Bee pollen is something that you need, as it will not give you a quick energy burst and crash as do many energy products that contain caffeine and ephinphedrine. Pollen is a natural supplement that you need to make sure you get sustained energy you need. Bee Pollen is widely used as a energy boost because it is an all natural supplement that can allow individuals to get natural nutrition and energy from its use. This is a super thing about bee pollen. 

What are the Benefits of Bee Pollen

It can give you sustained energy and lots of vigor. It may even aid weight loss. that will help you to get the nutrition you need. Take advantage of this supplement and make sure to get the energy you need when you seek it. Bee pollen is absolutely natural and not synthetic.It is really very beneficial to find a supplement that is all natural and can give you the natural lift you seek. It is a all natural and a supplement that is not expensive to purchase.

Bee pollen is often studied since the 1970's and athletes have used the energy from bee pollen. Bee pollen can help with the distribution and use of carbohydrates in the body. Athletes use bee pollen to boost their energy naturally and you can as well. Try this supplement as you can for sustained energy. This is an affordable and well used supplement that can even supply vitamins to the body.

References:

  1. alternative.holplus.com/Alternative/Energy-Healing/oost-Energy-Naturally-With-Bee-Pollen.html

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What Exactly Does Diindolylmethane (DIM) Do For The Body?
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Date: May 20, 2013 01:52 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Exactly Does Diindolylmethane (DIM) Do For The Body?

broccoliDiindolylmethane otherwise known as DIM is a natural compound that is essentially synthesised when the body breaks down indole-3-carbinol a compound that is primarily present in cruciferous vegetables, like cauliflower and broccoli. The curative properties of the said vegetables have been documented, dating to many centuries ago. Today we have the advantage of scientific and technological advancement, as such medicine has been able to research and identify some specific benefits of diindolylmethane.

Today DIM is sold as a supplement or rather in supplement form and is known to offer an array of health benefits. Although not all benefits have been confirmed most of them have been researched, confirmed and documented. It is thus agreeable by most experts that DIM has enormous health benefits for both women and men. Some of these benefits include

Estrogen Metabolism

DIM supplements are known to enhance the effectiveness as well as the efficiency of the metabolic processing of this hormone. This enhancement has closely been linked to elevated levels of antioxidant protection of both the brain and the heart. The process is as well responsible for other documented benefits, including increase libido in women and men as well as dwindle the moodiness in ladies.

Hormonal balance

The enhanced levels of estrogen metabolism are known to stimulate other hormones including the testosterone. As such this aids the body to return the optimal levels and a state of hormonal balance. In essences the body becomes more responsive particularly to exercise and increases fat-burning metabolism, this not only help build the lean muscle much faster but also promote an overall healthier body.

Preventive medicine

DIM is in different aspects to play the role of preventive medicine. It is believed that it plays a key role in preventing certain types of cancers, including colon cancer, uterine cancer and breast cancer just to mention but a few. It has also been associated in helping prevent enlargement of prostates. Treatment Diindolylmethane especially the supplements have been used and are used to treat various ailments, such ailments include premenstrual syndrome, breast pain and endometriosis.

Risk reduction

DIM has been known to mitigate risks associated with hormone replacement therapy. Its desired effect on metabolism of estrogen makes it a common choice for mitigating the effects of environment estrogen exposure.

Diindolylmethane side effects

Very little is known of the safety or there lack of, of this compound supplements more specifically in the long term. Due to its ability to an effect on estrogen metabolism, it is postulated that taking DIM supplements could trigger hormone sensitive conditions such as endometriosis, hormone dependent cancers and uterine fibroids. As such it is advice that one seeks medical advice before using these supplements.

What are the sources of DIM?

As earlier mentioned this chemical compound is produced by digestion of indole -3-carbinol by the body. This compound is present in these vegetables; brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, collard greens, mustard greens, kales and watercress. Where do you find these supplements? These supplements are available in most online vitamin stores as well as many food stores that specialize in dietary supplement.

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What Is Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD)?
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Date: December 29, 2012 12:06 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Is Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD)?

Super Oxide Dismutase is an important enzyme that plays an important role in protecting the cells from free radical damage. Enzymes are compounds that work by speeding up certain chemical processes in the body. Super oxide dismutase speed up the process of transforming superoxide into oxygen and hydrogen peroxide, making SOD an important component in the processes of providing oxygen to the cells. Without oxygen, cells eventually stop functioning and die.

Benefits of Super Oxide Dismutase (S.O.D)

This enzyme is present in various living organisms even in some bacteria species that do not utilize oxygen. Because of its function in providing oxygen to the cells, super oxide dismutase is important in keeping cells healthy and ensuring the function of all organs in the body. Without it, cells rapidly age and die, and the body becomes exposed to various kinds of diseases and infections. This becomes more pronounced in individuals who are constantly exposed to pollution and other sources of free radicals. Fortunately, the enzyme is available as a supplement for those who want to ensure that they have the right amounts of super oxide dismutase in their systems. It is important to seek professional consultation before taking the enzyme, but it is often allowed for most people in varying degrees of health.

Top Uses of Super Oxide Dismutase

Super oxide dismutase is often used to treat various types of organ malfunctions like bladder infections as well as to prevent lung infections in newborns suffering from compromised respiratory systems. This is very important in premature newborns since giving oxygen to a newborn can damage his lungs. The enzyme is also used by bodybuilders and those who want to stay fit and healthy since it enhances oxygen delivery and promotes longer endurance when working out. The antioxidant property of SOD also helps in keeping cells healthy and supports cell tissue repair after strenuous workouts.

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Kava root and its health benefits
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Date: October 18, 2012 07:51 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Kava root and its health benefits

Kava Root

Also known as the intoxicating pepper, or botanically Piper methysticum, the kava shrub has for thousands of years been known to have health benefits from its roots. Kava roots have been known to provide relief from stress and physical ailments. With its origin in the pacific, now the kava root is known all around the world for its continued success in providing the mind and body with concentration and relaxation respectively.

The kava root contains a chemical component called kavalactone which when induced creates a relaxing feeling to the mind and body thereby treating stress and insomnia. Other health benefits of kava root are treatment of asthma, migraines and headaches, depression, gout, urinary tract infections, prostate inflammation and even reduction of pain in joints for rheumatism patients.

Recent researchers have proven that the kava root is effective in treating leukemia and cancer of the ovaries as well as having the effectiveness of modern painkillers. It is recommended that you seek a medical expert's advice before you start using kava roots and no alcohol or other drugs should supplement it.

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What Makes A Good Vision Formula?
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Date: April 09, 2012 07:27 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Makes A Good Vision Formula?

Vision Formula

Although there are many types of vision formula products in the market, a good number of them are not what you really need for your healthy eyes. This is because although they may contain various good nutrients, they might also lack some components that are vital to your general health. Many people forget that the eye is in fact only one organ of the body, and it cannot function on it's own. Problems in someone's vision are often an indication of the general unhealthy state of the body. A good vision formula, therefore, has to be blended in such a way that it contains all the required nutrients for the eye. while being free of any ingredients that can be harmful to the eye or any part of the body.

A Good Eye Formula Contains:

For any vision formula, vitamin A is a must-have. This is arguably the most important nutrient for the eyes. In fact, there is hardly such a time that the eyes have enough vitamin A from the foods we eat.Carrots have a reputation for being good for the eyes simply because they are rich in vitamin A. Along with vitamins E and C, it acts as an antioxidant which help to promote a clear vision.

Bilberry is another very important ingredient. It helps to enhance better night-vision, and helps people to see more clearly when there is very little light.It does this by enabling the pupils of the eyes to open wider thus allowing more light to enter the eye.Bilberry is so effective that during the second world war, it is said that British pilots used to eat them every time they fly.The black carrent is another nutrient that also helps in improving night vision.

Lutein makes another vital nutrient that a good vision formula should contain.It is one of the best natural antioxidants known to man. Among it's roles is protecting the eye from dangerous blue light, which can badly damage a person's vision. It also reduces the possibility of macular degeneration -a condition which is associated with aging. Lutein is not just important to the eyes alone, but also to the skin.The fact that it helps to filter out the blue light rays, means that it is needed by the skin too, because the skin also needs protection from these dangerous rays.It is known also to redeem the free radicals, which are very important to the eyes and need protection from damage.

There are other very important ingredients of a good vision formula, including Blueberry, Taurine and copper, which are important in facilitating a clear vision as well as enhancing the general good health of the eye.It is important that you take note of the fact that not all eye problems can be remedied by a vision formula. While a vision formula can be of great help in enhancing the way you see, some problems may require the attention of a specialist. It is therefore advised that you seek help from such specialists who can understand your problem better and help you solve them accordingly.

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How Does The White Kidney Bean Block Carbohydrates?
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Date: February 08, 2012 08:23 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Does The White Kidney Bean Block Carbohydrates?

The White Kidney Bean is referred scientifically as Phaseolus vulgar. It is bean plant that is native to the Indies, Europe and Peru. The major advantage of using this bean plant is because it has been proven scientifically proven as a good inhibitor of the digestion of some selected dietary carbohydrates. Its carbohydrate blocking ability has seen it being adopted in the manufacture of most weight loss and diet pills.

When you consume starch, normally referred to as the complex carbohydrates, the body then has the responsibility of breaking these food substances into smaller digestible units that are referred to as dextrins. This is usually done through a chemical process catalyzed by the enzyme amylase. The dextrins are later broken down to form glucose. This is then the product that is useful to the body. Glucose is required for body energy requirements. The glucose before being used by the body system is first stored in the muscle tissue or the liver in the form of glycogen.

The settling of glycogen in the liver is used for conversion to lipids and later their storage in fat form. White Kidney Bean is essentially used to block the digestive ability of alpha-amylase which is used in the breakdown of carbohydrates into dextrins and later into glucose which is then used up by the body system. The result of this means that all the carbohydrates pass through the digestive tract undigested. This therefore translates to a lower intake of energy and. This subsequently lowers the amount of body fat that is usually introduced into the body by the consumption of such foods. This is why this bean is an essential element for those seeking to lose weight.

The White Kidney Bean can be able to block the digestion of carbohydrates but is not capable of inhibiting the digestion of fats and simple sugars. This therefore calls for more adoption of dietary controls because the bean might not achieve the level of effect required. Even through the bean is able to inhibit the functioning of alpha-amylase, there still is another starch digestive enzyme called glucoamylase that can still be digesting the starch during the inhibition of the other enzyme. The White Kidney Bean is a good option for weight loss and weight management. The users are however still advised to ensure that they properly limit their intake of carbohydrates so as to get better results.

This bean is safe to take and does not have any health complications associated with it. The use of this bean is of much importance in losing that extra pound. The White Kidney Bean is especially helpful to those people who cannot get the proper time for preparing healthy meals. It is always important to keep in mind the fact that this bean is only useful in inhibiting the digestion of carbohydrates. This is why people are always advised to try as much as possible to limit their carb consumption. Some side effects like heartburn might be witnessed but in most cases they might not be very much pronounced.

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If I am A Vegetarian, Do I Need Extra Iodine For Proper Thyroid Function?
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Date: October 26, 2011 07:26 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: If I am A Vegetarian, Do I Need Extra Iodine For Proper Thyroid Function?

Thyroid, Your Health, And Metabolism

We are given absolute freedom unto what kind of diet we would like to engage ourselves in hence, at present we could see a lot of people engaging into different kinds of diets. The vegetarian diet is one of the many kinds of diets that are becoming really common today. The vegetarian lifestyle is a diet composed mainly of fresh and organic foods however, if you plan to employ the said diet, thorough planning is highly required. Despite the fact that there are already a lot of vegetarian foods that are sold commercially, vegetarians should be mindful and vigilant so that they could avoid vegetarian foods that are heavily processed that gives you the wrong impression that these foods offers you a balanced nutrition while in fact they are deficient with some vital vitamins and nutrients.

Perhaps, we are all aware of the importance of iodine as a nutrient for the body. Iodine plays a vital role in various biological functions such as growth, metabolism, and development. When a person is deficient with iodine, it can cause various ailments such as goiters, thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, menstrual problems, and headaches. Among the groups that are very susceptible of developing iodine deficiency are pregnant women and children. Pregnant women who are unable to meet the recommended daily allowance of iodine will relevantly affect the intelligence of their baby.

Most vegetarians get iodine from the cheese, milk products, and fish they consume. If you would want to have the sense of assurance that you are getting enough iodine that you need every day, you have to eat foods that contain liberal amounts of iodine such as agar, turnips, kale, spinach, kelp, summer squash, asparagus, and mustard greens. Walnuts, brown rice, and wheat are also beneficial in providing you some protection against iodine deficiency. We could also not avoid the fact that some vegetarians are still unable to meet the recommended daily allowance of iodine because of some circumstances. To avoid such deficiency, intake of iodine supplements regularly and as prescribed is also very helpful.

At present, there are already many supplements that you can conveniently purchase to help you address iodine deficiency. However, when you are planning to take any supplement, it is wiser if you seek your physician’s advice first so that you will be properly and adequately guided on the right amount of the said mineral your body needs. Intake of supplements should be individualized because each and every one of us has different requirements of iodine because of the salient factors involved. So if you do not want to experience any health problems brought about by lack of knowledge.

All of us should be careful when it comes to taking good care of our health because any wrong move you could commit would have great implications to your over-all health state.

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What Makes Vectomega The Better Fish Oil Choice?
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Date: October 20, 2011 01:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Makes Vectomega The Better Fish Oil Choice?

Fish Oil Whats Best?

The body requires various nutrients to be able to maintain health and prevent diseases. One of the most important nutrients that are essential to the body is the Omega-3 fatty acid. Omega-3 fatty acids include Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These essential fatty acids (EFA) cannot be produced by the body but can be derived from fish oils. Fatty acids are important in the growth and development of the central nervous system. It is also useful in the prevention of certain cardiovascular diseases because of its cholesterol - lowering property. One of the most popular essential fatty acid supplements is the product called Vectomega. This supplement is a natural Omega-3 fatty acid complex which consists of DHA, EPA, essential phospholipids and amino acids.

Vectomega is an excellent supplement for individuals who do not acquire Omega-3 fatty acids in their daily regular meals. Some of its advantages are:

1. ALL NATURAL. This fatty acid supplement is completely all – natural. In addition, clinical studies revealed that it has the most level of natural oils in the commercial world of essential fatty acid supplements. This product has undergone a process which is patented and is free of synthetic chemicals. The process only utilizes natural enzymes and cold water as solvent.

2. INCREASED ABSORPTION RATE. Chemically, Vectomega has been found to be 50 times more absorbable than any other essential fatty acid supplements.

3. NO FISHY TASTE AND SMELL. Another advantage of this supplement is that though it is extracted from fish oils, it has no fishy aftertaste and won’t give you a breath smelling like you have just eaten fish for meal.

4. NO REFLUX. Unlike the other kind of fatty acid supplements, it cannot produce a disturbing gastric reflux after taking.

5. MORE SOLUBLE AND BIOAVAILABLE. It is also more soluble and is considered to be the most bio-available among the other fish oil supplements. It has been graded high in terms of active bioavailability among Omega -3 fatty acids under phospholipid reaction.

6. MORE PRACTICAL. It is a practical choice. One renowned pharmaceutical association stated that 2 tablets of Vectomega are equivalent to 12 to 16 capsules of another fish oil supplement.

7. ANTIOXIDANT. Not to mention, it is effective not only as essential fatty acid supplement but also an anti – aging agent because of its potent antioxidant property.

Vectomega have undergone many thorough clinical studies. It has been claimed to be safe and effective to supply the body with sufficient amount of essential fatty acids. However, health experts still suggest that it would be best and most safe to seek medical consultation first before starting supplementation. This would significantly prevent any untoward effects and abnormal interactions with other medications and supplements you are taking. The recommended dosage of this supplement is 2 tablets everyday for 30 days and then only one tablet daily for the next months and so on. However, if you wish, it is still safe to continue with 2 tablets per day for a more improved benefit.

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Can Ginseng Boost Your Energy Safely?
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Date: October 05, 2011 04:27 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Ginseng Boost Your Energy Safely?

Ginseng is a slow - growing perennial plant in which its roots are fleshy which are commonly used as dietary supplement and beverage. This plant is a member of the genus known as Panax of the family of Araliaceae. It grows abundantly in the eastern part of Asia where the climate is cool specifically in Korea, northern China and east region of Siberia. There are many species of ginseng in which they are named according to where they are discovered. What is common among these ginseng species is its property as an adaptogen.

Ginseng is an herb which is considered as an adaptogen. This classification of chemicals improves the body’s resistance to physical exhaustion and external stress. In fact, for almost twenty centuries, Ginseng has been commonly used as a natural dietary supplement to boost vitality and endurance. The mechanism is that cellular energy is produced in the cell’s powerhouse called mitochondria which turn nutrients into usable energy called Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) and Creatine Phosphate (CP). However, when we are under stressful situations, the body produces hormones which can alter the ability of the mitochondria to produce ATP and CP. Thus, energy levels are also reduced. Eventually, adaptogenic substances plays a critical role in improving the cell’s production of ATP and CP by allowing the body to deliver more oxygen to cells while greatly reducing oxidative damage affecting the mitochondria of the cells.

Not to mention, ginseng also has ginsenosides which are considered to effectively control the release of stress hormones such us cortisol and noradrenalin, thus, preventing chronic stress which can greatly affect one’s energy level. Studies show that ginseng also relaxes the blood vessels thereby improving circulation and delivery of oxygen to the cells of the body. Clinical research reveals that ginseng has the high potential to improve performance of athletes. It can boost stamina.

Other benefits of Ginseng are that it can serve as a nourishing stimulant to improve depression and as adjunct treatment for Diabetes Mellitus Type II. It can also be employed as a support agent for the improvement of sexual dysfunction among men.

The fleshy root of Ginseng is available in the market in dried form which may be whole, sliced, minced or semi – granule form. These ginseng products are often found in many energy drinks, teas, health drinks, food additives and energy – boosting supplements. Other commercial products which contain ginseng are also common such as shampoos, conditioners, skin moisturizers, soaps and even cosmetic items. This is for the reason that ginseng can effectively delay the ageing process and improve the health of the cells and tissues. Ginseng also has the ability to enhance memory, reduce mental fatigue and improve the health of the immune system. To note, ginseng combined with Gingko biloba can considerably stimulate memory among middle – aged individuals.

Ginseng is generally safe to use for any ages. In fact, this herb is widely used as day – to – day beverage among many people in Asia especially in Korea. However, if you are planning to undergo supplementation, it would be best that you should seek medical advice first.

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The Benefits of GLA to Women
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Date: June 15, 2011 11:10 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Benefits of GLA to Women

GLA, otherwise known as gamma linolenic acid or Omega-6 fatty acid, has been found to benefit women's health in a number of ways. For example, supplements of GLA have been found to reduce many symptoms of PMS, such as irritability, depression and breast pain. The reason for this may be due to the fact that at this time the metabolism of women is less able to convert dietary linoleic acid to GLA, the normal biochemical pathway for its production.SOURCE NATURALS - Mega-GLA 300 Borage Seed Oil 30 SG

GLA is also of benefit to menopausal women, for whom it has been found to reduce the number of night flushes. GLA also helps to maintain fetal development in terms of new tissue grown and organ development, and in fact fetus development involves fairly high essential fatty acid consumption. Many women take one or two capsules of evening primrose oil intravaginally to soften the cervix in preparation for childbirth.

However, a small number of sources state that taking GLA in the latter stages of pregnancy should be avoided, so you should seek the advice of your doctor or physician on this question.

Essential fatty acids are essential for proper hormone production in women and men.

Make sure you are getting enough essential fatty acids daily!

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Phosphatidyl choline, Aging, And Intelligence What You Must Know
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Date: May 24, 2011 10:52 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Phosphatidyl choline, Aging, And Intelligence What You Must Know

If you are aging and wish to maintain your intelligence, experts are turning to the belief that a supplement of phosphatidylcholine could enable you to do this. For a long time, lecithin supplements have been recommended to people seeking a way to maintain their faculties as they age, and in a number of cases it appears to have been effective. Now it is phosphatidylcholine that is being recommended, and it is certainly no coincidence that this phospholipid/choline combination constitutes the bulk of lecithin. phosphatidyl choline from soy bean

Nor is it any coincidence that the cell membranes of the brain and everywhere else in your body contains large quantities of phosphatidylcholine, or at least should do for maximum effectiveness. The membranes of the brain cells of a young infant consist of around 90% of this phospholipid, while those of the brain cells of a 60 -70 year old contain only around 10%. This figure will naturally vary with each person, and some individuals could have a considerably higher amount and others less, but that is a rough average.

It follows, then, and many experts agree, that by taking a supplement of phosphatidylcholine you can slow down the natural loss of cognitive ability, memory and overall brain function. If taken according to the recommended doses there are no significant side effects, so what do you have to lose? Certainly not your memory and your ability to make that decision because you are going to lose that in any case - unless these experts are correct in their thinking and you take their advice.

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How Does Holy Basil Extract Help with Pain
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Date: May 19, 2011 01:52 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Does Holy Basil Extract Help with Pain

Holy Basil And Pain Management.

Holy basil extract is an herbal remedy that originated from India. It is best known as an adaptogen, and as such has become an increasingly popular herbal supplement in the past few years. It is effective in the management of stress, and anecdotal evidence is very positive. More importantly, recent studies have compared its analgesic properties to commonly used pain relievers in the market.

Pain Perception

Many different factors are involved in the perception of pain, but most painful conditions are tied to the process of inflammation. Pain is in fact a mechanism of the human body in response to situations that are potentially harmful or even life-threatening. For example, signals are sent to the brain from the body part exposed to extreme temperatures, allowing us to move away from the harmful stimulus.

Pain is of course an undesirable condition, though it is helpful in certain situations. The thought of pain alone brings about disagreeable feelings, such as fear. No wonder people are always seeking for remedies for physical pain, which can be caused by open wounds or physical trauma. More often than not, it is linked to routine activities, such as bad sleeping positions and sitting for long periods of time.

Common Factors

Modern lifestyle renders the human body more susceptible to pain, brought on by injuries and wounds as well as physical inactivity. There are countless working conditions that doctors and medical professionals have pointed out to be real occupational hazards. We often do not care so much about the way we work because the repercussions are not immediately felt, not while we are young. Two major factors lead to chronic pain later in life: wear and tear of tissues and limited physical exertion.

We become increasingly sensitive to pain as we age. We keep a wrong position during sleep sometimes, and the next morning we feel all sorts of muscle pain, such as neck pain. Similar pains take place every time we lean into our computer at work. In general, these kinds of pain are due to poor posture, which can easily be remedied. However, this can take a turn for the worse in the next couple of years as we continually subject our body to muscle strain and physical immobility.

Inflammatory Mediators

This is when natural remedies can help us. Holy basil has an age-old association with the relief of pain due to muscle strain. The chemical compounds that occur naturally in the plant species Ocimum tenuiflorum have been discovered to interact with mediators of inflammation. Researchers have learned that holy basil extracts are not only relieves pain but also contributes to holistic health.

More importantly, holy basil extracts appear to inhibit an enzyme called COX-2, which facilitates the biosynthesis of pain chemicals. Its role is to get our attention and tell us that there is something wrong with our body. This enzyme is responsible for the sensitizing arthritic joints to pain. It is also implicated in severe headaches, migraine attacks, muscle cramps, and related symptoms.

If you experience chronic pain, give holy basil a try!

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