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High Fiber Diet May Reduce Risk of Dementia Darrell Miller 4/29/22
Delta-8 THC Shows Promise in Combating Myocarditis Darrell Miller 4/29/22
Study shows that vitamin D can help lower your risk of Type 2diabetes Darrell Miller 5/21/19
Marijuana found to lower blood flow to the brain: Study authorssuggest this may increase risk of dementia, but this effect also makes itmedicinally useful for epileptics Darrell Miller 5/10/19
Can aloe vera be used to treat sepsis? Darrell Miller 5/10/19
Gardenia, widely used in TCM, found to prevent cognitive impairmentand neurotoxicity Darrell Miller 5/9/19
Men, here's a diet plan for a better memory: leafy greens, darkorange and red vegetables, berries, and a glass of OJ Darrell Miller 4/27/19
Omega-3 intake found to substantially slow brain "aging" byboosting nutrient circulation to memory-related brain regions Darrell Miller 4/11/19
Fascinating study shows vitamin C reduces the risk of cognitiveimpairment Darrell Miller 1/18/19
Camu camu fruits are rich in an anthocyanin that stops tumors fromgrowing VitaNet, LLC Staff 1/16/19
Eating more omega-3-rich food may lower inflammation and arthritispain Darrell Miller 1/5/19
Another study finds turmeric and curcumin to be a safe, effectivetreatment for lowering cholesterol and protecting the heart Darrell Miller 11/19/18
Prevent the number one cause of premature death by simply takingvitamin C Darrell Miller 11/16/18
Natural matcha green tea extract found to effectively kill breastcancer cells VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/12/18
Resveratrol improves the efficacy of paclitaxel in treating livercancer VitaNet, LLC Staff 10/12/18
Brewer's yeast, a potential probiotic? Darrell Miller 9/7/18
The powerful neuroprotective properties of curcumin revealed in science study: Stunning 30 percent improvement in memory Darrell Miller 7/1/18
What You Should Know About CBD Oil Darrell Miller 5/25/18
A daily dose of turmeric could lead to improved memory and mood Darrell Miller 1/30/18
How turmeric can help treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Darrell Miller 1/24/18
Indiana senator files bill to legalize sale, possession of CBD oil Darrell Miller 1/3/18
Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says Darrell Miller 1/2/18
Kids who consume fish at least once a week may have a sharper IQ: Study Darrell Miller 12/27/17
How can I protect my eyes from diabetes? Darrell Miller 11/16/17
7 Signs You Could Have Type 1 Diabetes Darrell Miller 11/13/17
Treating ADHD naturally: The science says Omega-3s make a difference Darrell Miller 10/15/17
More Evidence Of CBD's Potential In Addressing Opioid Abuse Darrell Miller 8/28/17
Is Inflammation Bad For You Or Good For You? Darrell Miller 7/27/17
Ask Well: Should We Be Buying Iodized Salt? Darrell Miller 7/25/17
Why Are Diabetics More Prone to Heart Diseases? Darrell Miller 5/28/17
The Coconut & Thyroid Connection: How This Tropical Nut Supports Healthy Thyroid Function Darrell Miller 5/24/17
Prostate inflammation (prostatitis): Causes, symptoms, and treatment Darrell Miller 5/3/17
Keeping magnesium levels high reduces risk of fractures, study suggests Darrell Miller 4/18/17
Clinical tests reveal that black cumin seed (Nigella Sativa) may treat hypothyroidism Darrell Miller 4/14/17
Is pine tree bark the key to healthier, stronger teeth? Darrell Miller 4/13/17
5 Things to Know About Genetic Testing Bill Darrell Miller 3/24/17
Medical News Today: Inflammatory bowel disease: Causes, symptoms, and treatments Darrell Miller 3/20/17
10 Health Benefits of Drinking Dandelion Tea Darrell Miller 2/22/17
How rooibos can protect you against the sun Darrell Miller 1/6/17
Tired? Weak? You're not 'just getting old'; something is wrong Darrell Miller 12/27/16
Even teethers labeled BPA-free may contain hormone-disruptors Darrell Miller 12/26/16
5 Sure Fire Ways to Know if You Have Hashimoto’s Darrell Miller 12/22/16
C-reactive protein test Darrell Miller 12/13/16
Can a blood test determine whether you'll be alive in 5 years? Darrell Miller 12/11/16
Insights on the link between kidney damage and cognitive impairment Darrell Miller 12/4/16
How protein-rich diets help lose weight Darrell Miller 12/4/16
World Osteoporosis Day: Smoking, high alcohol consumption increasing incidence of Osteoporosis Darrell Miller 11/23/16
Gut bacteria unleash anti-aging power of pomegranates Darrell Miller 11/21/16
Stronger muscles may mean sharper minds for kids Darrell Miller 11/21/16
10 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor Darrell Miller 11/17/16



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High Fiber Diet May Reduce Risk of Dementia
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Date: April 29, 2022 03:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: High Fiber Diet May Reduce Risk of Dementia

A high fiber diet may reduce the risk of developing dementia, according to a study published in the journal Neurology. The study found that people who ate the most fiber were 30% less likely to develop dementia than those who ate the least fiber. This is an important discovery, as dementia is becoming increasingly common around the world. There are currently about 47 million people living with dementia, and this number is expected to grow to 135 million by 2050.

What is dementia and what are the symptoms?

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability due to disease or injury. symptoms can vary greatly from person to person, but may include problems with memory, mood, and thinking. People with dementia may have difficulty remembering recent events or familiar faces, and they may become confused about time and place. They may also have trouble completing familiar tasks, such as cooking a meal or getting dressed. As the disease progresses, people with dementia may lose the ability to communicate or take care of themselves. Dementia is not a normal part of aging, and it can affect people of all ages. There is no one test that can diagnose dementia, and doctors often use a combination of medical tests, brain scans, and neurological exams to make a diagnosis. There is no cure for dementia, but there are treatments that can help people manage the symptoms and improve their quality of life.

What causes dementia?

Dementia is a complex neurological disorder with no known underlying cause. While some theories suggest that environmental factors such as exposure to certain toxins or injuries may play a role, the exact mechanisms underlying dementia remain uncertain. Some researchers have proposed that dementia may be related to problems in the functioning of certain proteins in the brain, while others have suggested that chronic inflammation may also be involved. However, there is still much work to be done in terms of understanding the biological mechanisms underlying this debilitating and often devastating illness. Ultimately, identifying the precise causes of dementia will help inform more targeted and effective treatments for this disease, allowing those affected by it to live fuller and healthier lives.

How can a high fiber diet reduce the risk of developing dementia?

A diet rich in fiber has been linked with a reduced risk of developing dementia. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body cannot digest, and it is found in plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Foods high in fiber are known to promote gut health, and some studies have suggested that gut inflammation may play a role in the development of dementia. In addition, fiber-rich foods tend to be high in antioxidants and other nutrients that have been linked with brain health. For these reasons, increasing your intake of fiber-rich foods may help to reduce your risk of developing dementia.

What are some good sources of fiber?

There are many good sources of fiber, including both plant-based and animal-based foods. Psyllium husk, which is made from the soluble fibers found in the seeds of a Mediterranean shrub called Plantago ovata, is a popular option due to its high concentration of dietary fiber and other nutrients. Inulin, meanwhile, is a type of carbohydrate that is naturally found in many fruits, vegetables, and legumes. Both psyllium husk and inulin are excellent sources of nutrition that can help promote good digestive health and overall well-being. Other common sources of dietary fiber include whole grains like oats and barley, as well as beans, lentils, nuts, and seeds. Whether you are looking for plant-based or animal-based sources of fiber, there are plenty of options out there to suit your needs.

How much fiber should you eat each day?

There is no single answer to the question of how much fiber you should eat each day. The amount of fiber that your body needs will depend on a number of factors, including your age, sex, and overall health status. In general, most health experts recommend consuming between 25 and 35 grams of fiber per day. This can typically be achieved by eating a balanced diet that includes a variety of fiber-rich foods, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and legumes. Furthermore, it is important to remember that fiber needs can vary depending on your symptoms or underlying condition. So if you are experiencing any gastrointestinal issues or other health concerns, it is best to consult with your doctor to determine the right amount of dietary fiber for your body.

Are there any risks associated with eating a high fiber diet?

While fiber is an essential part of a healthy diet, it is important to be aware of the potential risks associated with eating too much fiber. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body cannot digest, and it is typically found in plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. When fiber is not broken down by the body, it can bind to other nutrients and substances in the digestive tract and cause them to be eliminated from the body before they are absorbed. This can lead to nutrient deficiencies and other health problems. In addition, consuming large amounts of fiber can also cause bloating and gas.

How can you prevent dementia from developing?

There is no one definitive cause of dementia, but there are a number of risk factors that have been identified as contributing to its development. These can include things like a genetic predisposition, lifestyle factors like drinking and smoking, and certain health conditions. Because these risk factors can vary widely from person to person, there is no one strategy that will prevent dementia in everyone. However, there are some general measures that anyone can take to lower their risk of developing dementia. These might include maintaining healthy eating habits, staying physically active, and avoiding excessive exposure to environmental toxins. Additionally, early diagnosis and treatment for any existing health conditions can also play an important role in reducing the likelihood of dementia. By taking these proactive steps, it is possible to greatly reduce your risk of developing this debilitating condition.

Vitamins and Dementia

Some studies have suggested that certain vitamins may help to prevent dementia. Vitamin B6, B12, and folic acid are involved in the metabolism of homocysteine, a substance that has been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps to protect cells from damage, and it has been suggested that this may help to slow the progression of dementia.

Fruits and vegetables can help the body combat dementia

Recent studies have suggested that diet may also play a role in the development of dementia. In particular, fruits and vegetables appear to offer some protection against the disease. The antioxidants found in these foods help to fight inflammation and damage to cells, both of which are thought to contribute to the development of dementia. In addition, fruits and vegetables are a good source of vitamins and minerals, which are essential for brain health. Thus, incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet may help to reduce your risk of developing dementia.

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Delta-8 THC Shows Promise in Combating Myocarditis
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Date: April 29, 2022 12:41 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Delta-8 THC Shows Promise in Combating Myocarditis

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, and myocarditis is one of the most common causes. Researchers are constantly looking for new ways to combat this deadly disease, and Delta-8 THC may be a promising treatment. A recent study found that Delta-8 was able to slow down heart rate and reduce inflammation in mice with myocarditis. While more research is needed, these findings suggest that Delta-8 could be a valuable tool in the fight against heart disease.

What is myocarditis and what are the symptoms?

Myocarditis is a term used to describe inflammation of the heart muscle. This can occur for a variety of reasons, including infection or injury, and it can cause a wide range of symptoms. Some of the most common signs of myocarditis include shortness of breath, chest pain, and chest tightness. Other possible symptoms include dizziness, lightheadedness, fatigue, nausea, and weakness. If you experience any combination of these symptoms along with changes in your heart rate or blood pressure, it is important to seek immediate medical attention to determine whether you are suffering from myocarditis. Treatment will depend on the specific cause of your condition, but it typically involves anti-inflammatory medications and rest. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential for preventing the progression of the disease and reducing the risk of cardiovascular complications.

What causes myocarditis and how is it diagnosed?

Myocarditis is a condition characterized by inflammation and swelling of the heart muscle. This can lead to a number of symptoms, such as shortness of breath, chest pain, increased heart rate, and cough. There are many possible causes of myocarditis, including infections, autoimmune disorders, metabolic or nutritional disorders, or exposure to toxins or other irritants. In order to diagnose myocarditis properly, doctors will typically perform several different tests. These may include blood tests, scans of the heart using ultrasound or MRI technology, and electrocardiograms to assess heart activity. Ultimately, the treatment for myocarditis will depend on its underlying cause and the severity of symptoms. With proper care, however, most people can recover fully from this condition.

How is myocarditis treated and what are the potential complications?

Myocarditis is a condition that occurs when the heart muscle becomes inflamed. This can be caused by a viral infection, an autoimmune reaction, or other factors. Treatment for myocarditis generally involves addressing the underlying cause, if possible. For example, if the inflammation is due to a viral infection, antiviral medications may be prescribed. Corticosteroids may also be used to reduce inflammation. In some cases, heart surgery may be necessary to repair damage to the heart muscle. Complications of myocarditis can include heart failure and arrhythmias. With prompt and appropriate treatment, however, most people with myocarditis recover fully.

What is Delta-8 THC and how does it work?

Delta-8 THC is a chemical compound that is found in the Hemp plant. Unlike other forms of THC, which produce psychoactive effects by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the brain, Delta-8 simply activates these receptors without producing any noticeable effects on cognition or perception. While the precise mechanism of action for this compound remains somewhat unclear, scientists believe that Delta-8 works by interacting with specific neuroreceptors in the brain and body, thereby triggering a series of responses that ultimately lead to changes in mood or behavior. Furthermore, research suggests thatDelta-8 may also have antioxidant properties and may be effective at reducing inflammation in certain tissues. Overall, while more research is needed to fully understand the pharmacological effects of this compound, it seems clear that Delta-8 has great potential as a therapeutic agent and may hold benefits for patients suffering from certain mood disorders or neurological conditions.

Delta-8, inflammation and relaxation

Delta-8 is a cannabinoid that is found in hemp plants. This compound has a similar structure to Delta-9 THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis. However, Delta-8 is much less potent than Delta-9 and does not produce the same psychoactive effects. Instead, Delta-8 provides a more mild physical response that is associated with relaxation and relief from anxiety and pain. Research suggests that Delta-8 may also be effective in reducing inflammation. This anti-inflammatory effect may be due to the ability of Delta-8 to bind to CB2 receptors, which are found in high numbers in the immune system. As a result,Delta-8 may offer a unique combination of anti-inflammatory and relaxant effects.

What are the findings:

The results of recent studies suggest that delta-8, a type of cannabinoid found in cannabis plants, may play a role in reducing the symptoms of myocarditis. Myocarditis is a condition characterized by inflammation and damage to the heart muscle, which can lead to serious complications such as cardiac arrest if left untreated. Early research has shown that delta-8 may be able to help protect against this deterioration, as it was found to reduce levels of oxidative stress and inhibit pro-inflammatory signaling pathways. As more studies continue to explore the mechanisms underlying myocarditis, it is hoped that delta-8 will become an important tool for managing this deadly disease.

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Study shows that vitamin D can help lower your risk of Type 2diabetes
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Date: May 21, 2019 04:43 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study shows that vitamin D can help lower your risk of Type 2diabetes





Many people are frightened by the prospect of type 2 diabetes given all the risks that it comes with which include regular finger pricks for tests, and a host of complications for diseases like kidney and liver damage, and a higher risk of having stroke or heart disease. Preventing type 2 diabetes is then essential and recent studies have shown that vitamin D can help in that regard. The researchers already knew that vitamin D can help with insulin sensitivity and pancrease beta cells function so they wanted to find out the link between vitamin D and blood glucose levels. 680 women between the ages of 35 and 74 were experimented upon and they were given vitamin D supplementation and exposure to sunlight. They found a negative association between vitamin D and blood glucose level meaning that vitamin D, especially being exposed to sunlight, reduced the levels of glucose in the blood. They also found that vitamin D deficiency was associated with a high level of glucose in the blood. This present study was found to correlate with other studies between vitamin D presence in the body and glucose levels.

Key Takeaways:

  • Having type 2 diabetes is a frightening prospect because the condition entails a lot of complications like regular finger pricks for tests.
  • Since they already know that vitamin D can help one with insulin sensitivity and the function of pancreatic beta cells, the researchers wanted to find out the link.
  • 680 women were studied and they found that those who had high levels of vitamin D due to sunlight and supplementation had lower levels of blood glucose.

"Specifically, those who had high levels of vitamin D enjoyed a 55 percent lower chance of developing type 2 diabetes, a 51 percent lower change of metabolic syndrome, and a 33 percent lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-11-vitamin-d-lowers-your-risk-of-type-2-diabetes.html

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Marijuana found to lower blood flow to the brain: Study authorssuggest this may increase risk of dementia, but this effect also makes itmedicinally useful for epileptics
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Date: May 10, 2019 02:17 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Marijuana found to lower blood flow to the brain: Study authorssuggest this may increase risk of dementia, but this effect also makes itmedicinally useful for epileptics





Scientific literature on how marijuana works on the body is rapidly expanding. Right now, there are a plethora of studies on how marijuana works on the human brain. Some studies have shown that it can be effective in treating disorders of the brain like epilepsy. Recent tests show that marijuana can increase the risk of dementia because it restricts the flow of blood to the brain. These brain areas are essential for memory development. The area most affected is the hippocampus which can result in Alzheimer’s if prolonged. The researchers for the study used single photo emission computed tomography (SPECT) to measure blood flow to the brain after taking marijuana and they reported that there were very low and abnormal blood flow levels observed. This is when compared with persons who did not take marijuana. 982 patients were selected from a wide variety of data sources that was available to the researchers concerning persons who previously used or were still using marijuana. The results of the study showed that persons taking marijuana were at a risk of dementia due to the low blood flow to their hippocampus.

Key Takeaways:

  • The author notes that the studies regarding the effect of marijuana is increasing and this is particularly so regarding its effect on the brain.
  • Some recent tests show that it can increase the risk of dementia when marijuana is taken because it reduces the blood flow to the brain.
  • When the researchers used single photon emission computer tomography to analyze blood flow to the brain they observed abnormally low flow to the brain with users of marijuana.

"Users were analyzed using a brain SPECT and by conducting mental concentration tests against a sample of 100 people who had not used marijuana to determine whether there were significant differences that arose between users and non-users of cannabis."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-19-marijuana-lowers-blood-flow-to-the-brain-may-be-useful-for-epileptics.html

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Can aloe vera be used to treat sepsis?
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Date: May 10, 2019 10:42 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can aloe vera be used to treat sepsis?





Aloe vera can be used for plenty of skin conditions, but new evidence suggests it could be used for blood infections, because of the metabolites in the plant. A Chinese and Japanese study looked at this using mice, and found that aloe metabolites suppressed inflammation, due to reduced nitric oxide level. This is important because sepsis harms the body's own tissues and organs, and can be fatal. Aloe also has other uses, such as skin care, warding off cancer, treating digestive issues, and lowering blood sugar levels.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sepsis though not too common should be seen as a serious condition because it can lead to death or organ failure if the condition is not immediately treated.
  • A team of researchers from China and Japan sought out natural treatment for this disease and found out that aloe vera plant metabolites could be helpful.
  • The trials were conducted in both the laboratory and in animals and the team sought to find out how aloe vera metabolites has anti-inflammatory effects against sepsis.

"After using various tests to determine inflammation, the Chinese and Japanese research team found that aloe metabolites suppressed the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs). Aloe metabolites also decreased the production of proinflammatory cytokines and nitric oxide."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-17-can-aloe-vera-be-used-to-treat-sepsis.html

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Gardenia, widely used in TCM, found to prevent cognitive impairmentand neurotoxicity
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Date: May 09, 2019 09:56 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Gardenia, widely used in TCM, found to prevent cognitive impairmentand neurotoxicity





Nobody wants to think about losing their memories as they begin to age. Luckily, a Chinese medicinal herb called gardenia has been shown to contain components that can help improve cognitive function. Scientists studied mice that were given daily doses of gardenia, and the research revealed that a component called GJ-4 had the ability to help repair cognitive damage, reduce brain inflammation, and even help expand the body's ability to hold antioxidants which help promote brain function.

Key Takeaways:

  • Crocin, which is found in gardenia fruit has neuro protective properties
  • Crocin has shown in lab tests to help stave off the degenerative disease that effect memory and neuro function
  • Gardenia essential oil has anti inflammatory, anti microbial and culinary properties

"In the study, researchers looked at Chinese herbs, which have been used medicinally for thousands of years, as a good source for potential drugs for Alzheimer’s."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-28-gardenia-found-to-prevent-cognitive-impairment-and-neurotoxicity.html

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Men, here's a diet plan for a better memory: leafy greens, darkorange and red vegetables, berries, and a glass of OJ
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Date: April 27, 2019 10:00 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Men, here's a diet plan for a better memory: leafy greens, darkorange and red vegetables, berries, and a glass of OJ





According to a recent Harvard University study, the optimal diet for men who want to maintain strong cognitive health consists of eating leafy green vegetables, berries, orange and red vegetables, and orange juice. Researcher Changzheng Yuan studied 28,000 men over the course of 20 years, tracking their dietary habits and periodically testing their cognitive skills. The group that consumed the most vegetables, about six servings per day, performed better on thinking skills tests than the group that ate half that. There was also a positive association found between eating fruits and overall brain health.

Key Takeaways:

  • One study, centering on cognition, set out to track nearly 3000 men for two decades.
  • All the study participants were human adult, male professionals in the health field.
  • Every participant was questioned about specific food usage upon their entry and at four year intervals thereafter.

"Yuan noted that participants who ate all these fruits and vegetables at the start of the study – 20 years ago – enjoyed better cognitive and memory skills."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-05-a-diet-plan-for-a-better-memory.html

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Omega-3 intake found to substantially slow brain "aging" byboosting nutrient circulation to memory-related brain regions
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Date: April 11, 2019 01:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Omega-3 intake found to substantially slow brain "aging" byboosting nutrient circulation to memory-related brain regions





Our brains are the most important thing we could ever possess, so why not take something that helps naturally assist it’s function. Omega-3 is the main focus of this article and centers on new evidence found that an aging brain can be somewhat suppressed by consuming some good ole omega-3. It quickly touches on two specific studies and their findings concerning the size of one part of the brain. Additionally, it outlines a few extra benefits of the vitamin and the importance of striking a good bodily balance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although aging cannot be stopped, but the best thing one can do for himself is to age in the healthiest manner possible.
  • It has been found by researchers in their studies that healthy brain aging can be promoted by consuming omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the right proportion.
  • Because the brain is composed of different complex interconnected parts that age at different rates, some brain structures can deteriorate faster than others.

"The researchers found that people who had higher blood levels of certain omega-3 fatty acids – namely ecosatrienoic acid, stearidonic acid, and ALA – had a bigger frontoparietal cortex and therefore performed better on fluid intelligence tests."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-13-omega-3-intake-found-to-substantially-slow-brain-aging.html

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Fascinating study shows vitamin C reduces the risk of cognitiveimpairment
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Date: January 18, 2019 09:17 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fascinating study shows vitamin C reduces the risk of cognitiveimpairment





The scientific journal Nutrients recently published a study from New Zealand which suggests that Vitamin C plays an important part in preventing age-related cognitive impairment. The trial involved 400 New Zealanders over 50, who had their blood levels of Vitamin C checked and completed cognitive testing. Not only did higher levels of Vitamin C in the blood reduce the risk of cognitive impairment, but levels indicative of a moderate deficiency caused this risk to double! Higher levels of Vitamin C were also associated with better metabolic health.

Key Takeaways:

  • One vitamin C specific study used New Zealand natives of 50 years of age.
  • The testing relied on blood levels of the vitamin rather than on dietary intake.
  • Researchers ensured that the 400 test subjects underwent an exhaustive battery of cognitive function tests.

"Recently, a team of scientists from New Zealand found that vitamin C can help reduce the risk of cognitive impairment as you age."

Read more: https://yournews.com/2018/12/05/774377/fascinating-study-shows-vitamin-c-reduces-the-risk-of-cognitive/

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Camu camu fruits are rich in an anthocyanin that stops tumors fromgrowing
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Date: January 16, 2019 08:50 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Camu camu fruits are rich in an anthocyanin that stops tumors fromgrowing





Chrysanthemin is a naturally occurring, odorless, but colorful pigment, normally found in blueberries, acai berries and camu camu fruits. Recently, the pigment made scientific news, which was published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine. Chinese researchers used an array of sophisticated tests to observe how chrysanthemin interacted with and affected prostate cancer cells. The testing and observation revealed that chysanthemin not only inhibited cell growth, but also actively induced cancer cell death. Besides this new and stunning research spotlighting chrysanthemin's potential as a cancer fighter, the substance has other purported health benefits. Data suggests the pigment may be a useful adjunct in the treatment if diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It may also aid cognitive function, skeletal issues and liver function. Study also suggests chrysanthemin can fight inflammation and High fat in the blood.

Key Takeaways:

  • The main goal of the study was to see how chrysanthemin directly impacted cell volume as well as their viability.
  • Chrysanthemin is considered a pigment, and it is part of the anthocyanin family.
  • Studies on animals have shown that chrysanthemin can help decrease the risk of diabetes.

"A study published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines revealed that chrysanthemin can stop the development of cancerous tumors."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-08-camu-camu-fruits-are-rich-in-an-anthocyanin-that-stop-tumor-progression.html

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Eating more omega-3-rich food may lower inflammation and arthritispain
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Date: January 05, 2019 11:15 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eating more omega-3-rich food may lower inflammation and arthritispain





Foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids are showing promise in the reduction of inflammation and arthritic pain. A study was done where 167 adults who suffered from knee pain were given blood tests in order to evaluate where their levels of omega-3 fatty acids were. Those who had less omega-3 compared to omega-6 were the participants that had the most bothersome symptoms. Omega-6 differs from omega-3 in the fact that these polyunsaturated fatty acids are detrimental to health due to inflammatory responses that they induce.

Key Takeaways:

  • 167 individuals with knee arthritis were assessed for this study and their omega-6 fatty acid ratios were compared to their omega-3 fatty acids.
  • According to the results, individuals with more ratios of omega-6 fatty acids in their blood than omega-3 fatty acids were prone to knee arthritis pain and worse knee function.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids contains compounds that are anti-inflammatory so foods rich in this fatty acid like eggs, salmon, and green leafy vegetables, should be taken regularly.

"Making simple dietary changes can greatly improve your health. Eating more foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fewer foods high in omega-6 fatty acids can reduce inflammation and arthritis pain, according to a study published in the Clinical Journal of Pain."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-20-omega-3-lowers-inflammation.html

CBD can reduce inflammation and works in a different way than Omega-3 fish oil.

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Another study finds turmeric and curcumin to be a safe, effectivetreatment for lowering cholesterol and protecting the heart
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Date: November 19, 2018 09:36 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Another study finds turmeric and curcumin to be a safe, effectivetreatment for lowering cholesterol and protecting the heart





Turmeric and its much-lauded, health-giving component, curcumin, have had a health buzz about them for a long time. The health benefits to those that use turmeric and consequently curcumin, have long been noted. But, though its benefits for a wide array of bodily systems, including the cardiovascular, are not disputed, it has heretofore not been understood if turmeric, or more specifically curcumin, does some of its wonders by lowering lipid levels. The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University has now performed a meta-analysis of available data, surrounding turmeric and curcumin, as a means of filling the knowledge gap. The researchers began by filtering the data, searching for studies revolving around turmeric, cholesterol and triglycerides. To ensure the data was all the more compelling and germane, the researchers trimmed down the parameters even more, allowing for only those tests that involved subjects laboring under the effects of metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes. In these cases possible negative effects to the heart would prove particularly relevant. The meta-analysis revealed that turmeric and curcumin had positive effects to impart on the levels of serum triglycerides apparent in its user-subjects. The two components also positively impacted the low-density lipo-protein cholesterol levels of the user-subjects. The researchers theorized that positive chemical activity was initiated by the components, thereby causing the beneficial aspects. Other cholesterol and lipid markers were not affected. In general, turmeric and curcumin have been shown to limit oxidative stress and inflammation as well as benefit the blood vessel lining, all of which can prevent a serious cardiac event.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are a lot of effective ways in which you can help lower your high cholesterol.
  • There are plenty of natural remedies out there that allow you to control your health.
  • These new substances are natural and have been proven to work on numerous different occasions.

"Turmeric and curcumin are two substances most known for their wide array of health benefits."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-12-turmeric-and-curcumin-safe-effective-treatment-for-lowering-cholesterol.html

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Prevent the number one cause of premature death by simply takingvitamin C
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Date: November 16, 2018 09:51 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Prevent the number one cause of premature death by simply takingvitamin C





According to the data, it's been estimated that as many as half of all premature deaths are preventable, moreover that poor nutritional intake is at the core of the problem. One such nutritional deficit that could lower the number of premature deaths is the deficit of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a well-known immune system booster. However, it also has an important role to fulfill when it comes to cardiovascular health. The journal of the American College of Nutrition recently attests to this fact. The journal reported findings that agreed that the use of vitamin C reduced the incidence of cardiac disease. The findings were based on a study of over 100 men, many of whom were smokers. Those given the highest dosage of vitamin C slashed their risk for cardiac complications by more than half. Danish research further augments this aspect of vitamin C. Data pools acquired from 100,000+ Danes showed high vitamin C concentrations among those who regularly consumed a large array of fruits and vegetables. This higher level was auspiciously linked with a lowered risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death.

Key Takeaways:

  • Long accumulated data strongly suggests that up to half of all early deaths are preventable.
  • Vitamin C has a profound effect on coronary heart disease, and it has protective ability even when the vitamin C user is a smoker.
  • One recent study which supports this contention used 108 different male subjects, many of whom smoked.

"The reality is that an inexpensive vitamin supplement could reduce the rate of coronary heart disease but mainstream medicine is so deeply entrenched in pharmaceutical dogma, the idea that nutrients can prevent disease is downright blasphemous."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-12-prevent-number-one-cause-of-premature-death-vitamin-c.html

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Natural matcha green tea extract found to effectively kill breastcancer cells
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Date: November 12, 2018 02:51 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Natural matcha green tea extract found to effectively kill breastcancer cells





Everyone knows that green tea is healthy for you but not everyone is aware of just what it can do for your body. Now, this natural green tea extract is being used for more than little get together's at your local Starbucks. It is beginning to be used for medicinal purposes as studies have shown it to be effective in killing breast cancer cells. More tests still have to be done but this is a massive revelation.

Key Takeaways:

  • There's compelling evidence that matcha affects the signalling pathways that can promote cancer stem cells.
  • The Tea suppresses oxidative mitochondral metabolism, making it impossible for the cells to refuel.
  • The Salford biomedical term are experts with a specialization in finding non-toxic ways to destroy cancer stem cells.

"When you’re making yourself matcha, be sure you do not boil it as this could compromise its antioxidant effects."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-05-matcha-green-tea-extract-kill-breast-cancer-cells.html

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Resveratrol improves the efficacy of paclitaxel in treating livercancer
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Date: October 12, 2018 03:52 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Resveratrol improves the efficacy of paclitaxel in treating livercancer





Resveratrol improves the efficacy of paclitaxel in treating liver cancer

A recent study done to test the effectiveness of the natural cancer inhibitor paclitaxel with a plant-based polyphenol resveratrol showed to be effective. Supported by the Central South University, paclitaxel improved the human liver cancer cells resulting in limited amounts of cancer fighting substances. The resveratrol's that were given improved the cancer fighting opponents of the paclitaxel. Various tests were given that showed cell growth, cellular apoptosis, mRNA expression, and protein expression in cancer patients. Longer use of this resulted in decreased development in cell growth.

Key Takeaways:

  • The amount of people who have come forth saying that this resveratrol can work is amazing.
  • People who are suffering need a new level of hope for combating the nasty disease.
  • Scientists, and doctors, all around the world are trying to figure out the best ways to help people.

"A Chinese in vitro study tested the efficacy of the natural cancer inhibitor paclitaxel when taken alongside the plant-based polyphenol resveratrol."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-12-resveratrol-improves-the-efficacy-of-paclitaxel-treating-liver-cancer.html

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Brewer's yeast, a potential probiotic?
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Date: September 07, 2018 10:52 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Brewer's yeast, a potential probiotic?





Brewer's yeast, a potential probiotic?

Probiotic is current trend amongst consumers and are increasingly popular for their health benefits.brewers yeast is an essential commodity for making bread and beer.A study reveals brewers yeast tolerant to various temperatures high concentration of bile salt and sodium chloride gastric juice, intestinal environment, alpha-amylase, trypsin, and lysozyme,it produces organic acids and exhibits resistance against drugs.brewers yeast can absorb cholestrol and can also produce killer toxins and also demonstrated better antibacterial activity against gram-negative bacteria than gram-positive.brewers yeast also produces enzymes that enhance nutrient utilisation in the gut.

Key Takeaways:

  • A study concluded that brewer’s yeast can be considered a probiotic of which yoghurt and kimchi are one.
  • Brewer’s yeast can produce organic acids, killer toxins and absorb cholesterol. It has the ability to produce enzymes such as amylase for gut nutrient utilization.
  • Some of the health benefits of brewer’s yeast which is used in beer and bread are that it improves blood sugar and fights against cancer.

"Ingestion of brewer’s yeast was also considered safe as it did not cause any toxic side effects based on the results of toxicity tests."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-08-11-brewers-yeast-a-potential-probiotic.html

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The powerful neuroprotective properties of curcumin revealed in science study: Stunning 30 percent improvement in memory
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Date: July 01, 2018 09:54 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The powerful neuroprotective properties of curcumin revealed in science study: Stunning 30 percent improvement in memory





The powerful neuroprotective properties of curcumin revealed in science study: Stunning 30 percent improvement in memory

The component found in turmeric that gives the spice its brightly colored appearance is also directly responsible for helping enhance and preserve our neurological development. When given in doses of 90 mg each day, turmeric was shown to help improve memory in those who were suffering from some level of memory loss. The cognitive improvement is due to turmeric being high in curcumin, which makes it a natural aid in alleviating many cognitive deficiencies that happen due to age.

Key Takeaways:

  • Often overshadowed by it's anti-inflammatory characteristics, Turmeric is also a potent neuroprotector.
  • Research has shown that the main ingredient, curcumin, can improve memory.
  • A recent study found that participants given curcumin daily had a 30% improvement in their memory tests and PET scans showed improved signaling in the brain.

"The participants were randomly assigned to a placebo group or a control that took 90 milligrams a day of curcumin twice a day over the course of year and a half. Researchers measured everyone’s curcumin levels in their blood at the trial’s inception and conclusion."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-06-28-the-powerful-neuroprotective-properties-of-curcumin-improved-memory.html

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What You Should Know About CBD Oil
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Date: May 25, 2018 07:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What You Should Know About CBD Oil





What You Should Know About CBD Oil

All marijuana strands have two components within them: THC and CBD. THC is the component that has psychoactive effects on those who consume it, but CBD carries the benefits of marijuana without those psychoactive side effects. It has been shown to work well in epileptic patients, along with those who suffer from a long list of other medical ailments. Unfortunately, the tests done to prove these claims were all pre-clinical, which means they were not tested on humans instead of mice and test tubes.

Key Takeaways:

  • All strands of cannabis include over 100 forms of cannabinoids, many of which we have not studied as much as THC.
  • There are over 23,000 scientific papers that support research showing how CBD oil helps medical conditions.
  • CBD oil can also cause changes in appetite, and some other troublesome symptoms such as diarrhea.

"THC can affect the CB1 receptors, and it’s responsible for weed’s high. CBD is a little more complicated; it can affect both types of receptors, but often in indirect ways. The exact mechanisms aren’t fully understood."

Read more: https://vitals.lifehacker.com/what-you-should-know-about-cbd-oil-1825430458

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A daily dose of turmeric could lead to improved memory and mood
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Date: January 30, 2018 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A daily dose of turmeric could lead to improved memory and mood





Turmeric spice can have positive effects on the brain, including beneficial effects on memory and mood. Curcumin, a chemical in the spice, also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry conducted a study in which it was proven that mood and memory were were increased. In fact 28% did better on memory tests. Curcumin seems beneficial especially for older people experiencing some memory loss or those with symptoms of alzheimer's disease.

Key Takeaways:

  • Curcumin, a chemical in Turmeric, reduces inflammation. This has many health benefits, including improved memory and mood.
  • A published study that used a small sample of middle aged individuals, found that taking Curcumin twice daily could have health benefits.
  • The study found that those participants who took Curcumin twice daily for 18 months had improved their memory. Some participants saw improvements up to 28%.

"Curcumin, a chemical found in the popular spice, is being hailed by researchers as an anti-inflammatory with antioxidant properties, which, when consumed regularly, could help those suffering with age-related memory loss and mental health conditions."

Read more: https://www.shemazing.net/a-daily-dose-of-turmeric-could-help-improve-memory-and-mood/

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How turmeric can help treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
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Date: January 24, 2018 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How turmeric can help treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)





Turmeric has been used for millennia in Ayurvedic medicine but is finally starting to see its hayday with modern medicine. One of the best things it does is help with inflammation. This leads to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS. IBS is disease in which your body attacks itself and breaks down its own cells when irritated, often by trigger foods. By getting rid of the inflammation, a start of the normal immune response, it can help with those symptoms and make an IBS sufferer, suffer less.

Key Takeaways:

  • Turmeric is no long an ancient Chinese secret and can be found in many Western style dishes in America.
  • Tests show that 66 percent of IBS sufferers claim that turmeric has helped their IBS symptoms.
  • Turmeric should only be used under the direction of your local doctor or gastroenterologist who knows your health specifics and can recommend its use.

"Turmeric has been used in traditional systems of medicine like Ayurveda and Chinese medicine for digestive issues, abdominal pain, bloating and distension of the stomach."

Read more: http://www.thehealthsite.com/diseases-conditions/ibs/how-turmeric-can-help-treat-irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs-k0118/

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Indiana senator files bill to legalize sale, possession of CBD oil
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Date: January 03, 2018 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Indiana senator files bill to legalize sale, possession of CBD oil





Indiana is hoping to be one of the first states with legal access to CBD oil. Senator Jim Tomes from Wadesville out forth this legislation in hopes that it will open up this promising drug to all. The drug, derived from hemp, instead of the marijuana, is seen to be promising in many of its tests in a wide range of symptoms for its anti-inflammatory properties. The major change would just get rid of CBD from the controlled substance ban list for ease of use throughout the state.

Key Takeaways:

  • CBD is an anti-inflammatory drug derived from hemp and not from marijuana.
  • The drug is currently on schedule and this bill would remove it from that schedule.
  • It is currently only legal in states where marijuana has been legalized

"Republican Sen. Jim Tomes from Wadesville hopes to make the product readily available throughout the state."

Read more: http://www.wndu.com/content/news/Indiana-senator-files-bill-to-legalize-sale-possession-of-CBD-oil-467210573.html

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Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says
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Date: January 02, 2018 11:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says





High amounts of fluoride can be harmful to the development in children, especially in the prenatal stage of development. Most people get fluoride from their public water. Fluoride is added to water to aid in dental health. Studies have been done in Mexico that links high levels of fluoride intake affect the babies' development. China has also reported a similar study in the past that had similar outcomes. Constant excessive intake of fluoride also can cause yellowing of teeth and skeletal fluorosis.

Key Takeaways:

  • Prenatal exposure to toxins are more detrimental to the child than postnatal exposure.
  • In the United States, the majority of the population are exposed to fluoride when drinking water; therefore, some cities are not partaking in the fluoridation of drinking water.
  • Although the studies show neurological consequences of children's IQ with the high intake of fluoride, fluoride intake can be beneficial with a limited amount.

"The study found a drop in scores on intelligence tests for every 0.5 milligram-per-liter increase in fluoride exposure beyond 0.8 milligrams per liter found in urine."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/19/health/fluoride-iq-neurotoxin-study/index.html

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Kids who consume fish at least once a week may have a sharper IQ: Study
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Date: December 27, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Kids who consume fish at least once a week may have a sharper IQ: Study





A new study out of University of Pennsylvania has found a link between brain power, fish and sleep. The omega-3 fatty acids seem to be the real winner here. The link is how they affect sleep. They seem to allow people to sleep sounder. Sleeping better decreases stress levels and allows someone to perform better during the day. The IQ doesn't really increase, but your alertness is better and you are allowed to perform better in school and on these tests and show your skill in the long run.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers at MIT have found a link between omega 3 fatty acids and sleep
  • Sleep seems to be key with IQ since it will lower stress and let you focus
  • The focus will allow a kid to study better and learn more in three classroom

"Many health experts have defined fish as brain food and as it turns out, it is more than just that!"

Read more: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/kids-eat-fish-higher-iq/1/1116668.html

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How can I protect my eyes from diabetes?
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Date: November 16, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How can I protect my eyes from diabetes?





With the rising in numbers of the disease diabetes, there are more people at risk for becoming blind. Diabetes causes a high risk for blindness, but there are preventative ways in which people can protect themselves from this risk. They need to maintain blood sugar levels, talk to their doctor about overall well-being such as diets, physical activity, and medications. They should not miss appointments with the doctor! A missed appointment could mean missed information. They should refrain from using any kinds of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, as the chemicals can increase risk for damage to the eye. As long as the diabetic person lives a healthy lifestyle and maintains it, they can help prevent or reduce the risk of becoming blind in the future.

Key Takeaways:

  • High blood-glucose levels are responsible for all forms of diabetic eye disease. See your doctor regularly for help with medications, proper eating habits, etc.
  • There are currently 51 million people living with diabetes. India leads the world in prevailance of diabetes, and is expected to worsen by 2030.
  • Astain from alcohol and stop smoking. The harmeful chemicals raise the risk of eye damage which leads to diabetic retinopathy.

"When a person is diagnosed with diabetes, it becomes imperative that one has annual vision tests and eye fundus examination."

Read more: http://www.thehealthsite.com/diseases-conditions/diabetes/how-can-i-protect-my-eyes-from-diabetes-b1117/

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7 Signs You Could Have Type 1 Diabetes
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Date: November 13, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 Signs You Could Have Type 1 Diabetes





Type 1 diabetes differs from type 2. First of all it is not caused by obesity or an outside factor. It is often gentic. If your parent has it you may also get it. Even children can get it. It can be controlled but first has to be diagnosed. Here are some signs to look for which might tell you you have it. If you think you do go to a doctor as soon as you can for tests.

Key Takeaways:

  • Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that causes the pancreas to stop producing insulin. People need insulin to convert food to energy.
  • There is no way to prevent or cure type 1 diabetes, the best thing that can be done is be aware of the symptoms.
  • There are several symptoms that may indicate you have Type 1 diabetes such as frequent urination, increased thirst, and unexplained weight loss.

"Suddenly, someone might have unexplained weight loss, constant thirst, and the need to go to the bathroom all the time."

Read more: http://www.health.com/type-1-diabetes/type-1-diabetes-symptoms

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Treating ADHD naturally: The science says Omega-3s make a difference
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Date: October 15, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Treating ADHD naturally: The science says Omega-3s make a difference





Science is figuring out how ADHD can be treated without a strong medication. The key is Omega-3s. This is good news since many parents don't want to put their children on these medications because they an alter a child's modd. They are very powerful. Omega-3s can be found in fish and other foods, though. They are natural and safe. There are also supplements which contain them. It will not be hard to get them into your child's diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers at Kings College London found n-3 PUFAs are an option for treating ADHD.
  • Neurotransmitters need n-3 PUFAs to function correctly, but children and teens with ADHD have lower levels of Omega-3 fatty acids.
  • The body does not create Omega-3 fatty acids, so they are obtained through food.

"From the seven clinical tests, they discovered that omega-3 fatty acids improved the clinical symptoms of ADHD, such as inattention and hyperactivity, according to reports made by the parents of the observed children."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-10-09-treating-adhd-naturally-the-science-says-omega-3s-make-a-difference.html

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More Evidence Of CBD's Potential In Addressing Opioid Abuse
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Date: August 28, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: More Evidence Of CBD's Potential In Addressing Opioid Abuse





There is some good evidence showing CBD's potential in addressing opioid abuse. Researchers from the University of Mississippi have found a lot more evidence that cannabidiol can be a very powerful tool in addressing the scourge of opioid medicine abuse as well as addiction. The study involved morphine and CPP testing. Tests were done on mice and results showed that there is a real potential for cannabidiol to be used in fighting the opioid crisis, which has been deadly.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cannabidiol can be used in the rehabilitation of people addicted to opioids.
  • Researchers aren't sure if combining CBD with these medications would interfere with their pain relieving properties.
  • The study was published in the journal Thieme Planta Medica.

"University of Mississippi researchers have found more evidence that cannabidiol could be a powerful tool in addressing the scourge of opioid medicine abuse and addiction."

Read more: https://www.hempgazette.com/news/cannabidiol-solution-opioid-abuse-hg0394/

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Is Inflammation Bad For You Or Good For You?
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Date: July 27, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is Inflammation Bad For You Or Good For You?





Systemic inflammation can be a mixed bag. On the one hand, inflammation can help you during a period of injury. On the other inflammation can indicate that you are high risk for a variety of illnesses including heart disease. A test for C-reactive protein can be valuable in determining inflammation in your system, but one must be cautious as it cannot tell you what is causing said inflammation. To deal with excessive systemic inflammation, a healthy program of diet and exercise can be very helpful

Key Takeaways:

  • One theory is that "bad" cholesterol deposits injure blood vessel walls, setting off an inflammatory response that can lead to the formation of blood clots that cause heart attacks.
  • But the blood test for the hs-CRP marker isn't specific, which means it can tell you there's inflammation going on, but not why it's happening
  • For a healthy person with no troubling symptoms or heart disease risk factors, it's not clear what a test to measure inflammation would add to the lifestyle advice you already know to follow

"Chronic, low-level inflammation seems to play a role in a host of diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, cancer and even depression. And even though the science on inflammation and disease is far from settled, tests and treatments are being promoted that claim to reduce that risk."

Read more: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/07/21/538377221/is-inflammation-bad-for-you-or-good-for-you

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Ask Well: Should We Be Buying Iodized Salt?
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Date: July 25, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Ask Well: Should We Be Buying Iodized Salt?





The question has been raised and it asks if we should be buying iodized salt. There have been tests done that have come to the conclusion that were are sufficient in the United States, when it comes to our iodine consumption. Most people from America get enough iodine, even if they do not use any iodized salt in their meals. They have a very small risk for having an iodine deficiency, which can lead to them getting goiters.

Key Takeaways:

  • While statistics indicate that most US citizens are iron sufficient, some pregnant women are at risk and could need supplementation.
  • Though iodine is used in some cow feeds and as a wash for cow udders, the concentration is considered mild and harmless.
  • An unlikely source of iodine, dairy, exists, because iodine is present in soil, which yields grass, in turn consumed by cows and therefore present in milk.

"Most Americans who eat a varied diet get enough iodine even if they don’t use iodized salt. They are at little risk of iodine deficiency, which can lead to goiters (swollen thyroid glands in the neck) and dwarfism and is a leading cause of mental impairment worldwide."

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/well/eat/should-we-be-buying-iodized-salt.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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Why Are Diabetics More Prone to Heart Diseases?
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Date: May 28, 2017 07:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Are Diabetics More Prone to Heart Diseases?





Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic disease that can lead to many dangerous complications, including coronary heart disease, cerebro-vascular disease, retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy. Of these complications, coronary heart disease is of one of the most worrisome. Having diabetes doubles the risk of heart disease in men and triples the risk in women. This is because people with diabetes have vessel blockages that make them more susceptible to cardiac problems. It is important for people with diabetes to manage their risk by monitoring their blood sugar and lipid levels. They can do this by making lifestyle changes, such as exercising, avoiding smoking, and having appropriate screened tests performed.

Read more: Why Are Diabetics More Prone to Heart Diseases?

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The Coconut & Thyroid Connection: How This Tropical Nut Supports Healthy Thyroid Function
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Date: May 24, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Coconut & Thyroid Connection: How This Tropical Nut Supports Healthy Thyroid Function





In the wake of conveying my third kid 15 years back, I ended up plainly stuck at a weight I was not content with. Knowing all the correct things to do, I did them and still, no weight reduction happened. A decent place to begin revealing issues is to consider the effectiveness of the thyroid. Once named a scoundrel fat equipped to pulverize, coconut oil is presently being held onto as the most advantageous soaked fat on the planet and all things considered.

Key Takeaways:

  • Your thyroid affects your total health, and blood tests do not always indicate a problem.
  • Coconut oil can help regulate thyroid issues and provide many other health benefits.
  • Eating a whole foods diet can greatly impact health, as well as stopping processed foods.

"Coconut oil is truly a jam-packed therapeutic bullet that can tackle even some of the most health-destroying conditions, including thyroid problems."

Read more: http://www.thealternativedaily.com/coconut-oil-thyroid/

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Prostate inflammation (prostatitis): Causes, symptoms, and treatment
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Date: May 03, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Prostate inflammation (prostatitis): Causes, symptoms, and treatment





Prostatitis, also know as prostate inflammation is a prostate condition in men brought on by an infection . The infection can be caused by a number of things, including: sex with someone with an STD, anal sex and from use of a catheter. There are three types of infections: acute, bacterial and non-bacterial. Symptoms generally involve pain in scrotal region and can be diagnosed through blood tests and the like. There are a number of homeopathic options to treating prostatitis. The general course is to stay well hydrated and ingest plenty of fiber.

Read more: Prostate inflammation (prostatitis): Causes, symptoms, and treatment

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Keeping magnesium levels high reduces risk of fractures, study suggests
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Date: April 18, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Keeping magnesium levels high reduces risk of fractures, study suggests





Most people are aware that Calcium and vitamin D should be taken by people who have a high risk for bone fractures. However, one key ingredient that most people are not aware of is magnesium. People who are at a high risk of bone fractures should definitely have this mineral in all of their supplements and eat foods that are high in this mineral as well. Citric acid should not be overlooked either, as that helps you body absorb and process magnesium.

Key Takeaways:

  • Research has been done that people who take magnesium and has shown higher levels of it in their blood are less likely to get fractures.
  • As an individual grows order, absorption of magnesium decreases due to their ability to absorb the magnesium. This can be caused by excess medication and bowel disorders.
  • There has been tests done that proves that taking in magnesium has no bad effects on the body.

"High levels of magnesium in the blood reduce the risk of fractures by 44 per cent, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Epidemiology."

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/keeping-magnesium-levels-high-reduces-risk-of-fractures-study-suggests-1.3368755

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Clinical tests reveal that black cumin seed (Nigella Sativa) may treat hypothyroidism
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Date: April 14, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Clinical tests reveal that black cumin seed (Nigella Sativa) may treat hypothyroidism





It has been discovered that eating some black cumin seeds may help to treat an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto's thyroiditis which is the most common ailment that affects the thyroid. A recent study divided participants into two groups- a group taking the black cumin seeds and a group taking placebo. The study showed that those who took the black cumin seeds showed improvement in lab test compared to those who took placebo. Read this article for more details into this study.

Key Takeaways:

  • -Data showed that patients who received powdered black seeds displayed significant decreases in body mass index (BMI) compared with those who took the placebo pill.
  • -Researchers also highlighted a significant increase in triiodothyronine concentration in patients who received powdered black seeds
  • -The recent results were reflective of findings from two animal studies that examined the compound’s efficacy in improving thyroid function

"Consuming a few grams of powdered Nigella sativa (NS), more commonly known as black cumin seeds, may improve the autoimmune thyroid condition known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-04-11-clinal-tests-reveal-that-black-cumin-seed-may-treat-hypothyroidism.html

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Is pine tree bark the key to healthier, stronger teeth?
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Date: April 13, 2017 03:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is pine tree bark the key to healthier, stronger teeth?





Not many people would associate pine tree bark with stronger teeth, but it's proving to be useful in strengthening the teeth and making fillings bind more effectively. This is because the compounds in pine tree bark are shown to strengthen the layer of teeth underneath the enamel. Tests performed by Dr. Guido Pauli are showing that this extract can strengthen dentine (the teeth material under the enamel) by up to ten times. Read this article for more details.

Key Takeaways:

  • -Pine tree bark extract is shown to alter the chemical structure of our teeth, strengthening them, and allowing our fillings to bind to them better
  • -that suggest the tree bark extracts can strengthen dentine by as much as ten times.
  • -Dr. Pauli, and his colleague Dr. Ana Bedran Russo, reached this conclusion after testing the extracts of the Chinese red pine

"Dr. Guido Pauli of the University of Illinois at Chicago says the “weak link in the chain of bonding is the interface between the resin and the dentine."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-04-08-is-pine-tree-bark-the-key-to-healthier-stronger-teeth.html

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5 Things to Know About Genetic Testing Bill
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Date: March 24, 2017 02:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Things to Know About Genetic Testing Bill





Could you be pressured into submitting to genetic testing in the near future? A proposed piece of legislation could alter the 2008 law that protects us from mandatory genetic testing and or discrimination based on the results of such tests. The proposed changes get around the 2008 law by linking predictive tests to wellness programming and declaring wellness programs exempt from the prior rules. Bioethics experts believe that your genetic health Is nobody’s business and others point out that wellness programs have failed to produce proven results or savings.

Key Takeaways:

  • The "Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act" could eliminate patients' privacy protection that were established in 2008 under the Genetic Information Non Discrimination Act.
  • The new bill could make genetic test information available to employers as part of a wellness program.
  • Genetic tests have limited accuracy. Just because a patient has a genetic marker for a disease does not mean he or she will ever develop the disease.

"Despite the country's focus on the American Health Care Act, a smaller bill is also working its way through Congress — one that could overturn years of legislative protections for patients."

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-care/nobody-s-business-5-things-know-about-genetic-testing-bill-n733416?cid=public-rss_20170316

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Medical News Today: Inflammatory bowel disease: Causes, symptoms, and treatments
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Date: March 20, 2017 06:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Medical News Today: Inflammatory bowel disease: Causes, symptoms, and treatments





Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a blanket term for a number of diseases including Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis. Symptoms of IBD vary, but may include diarrhea, fever, fatigue and stools containing blood, pus or mucus. Diagnosis of IBD is usually made before the age of 30, with those of Caucasian or Ashkenazi Jewish heritage most commonly afflicted. Tests to confirm an IBD diagnosis may include stool sample analysis, blood tests and endoscopic procedures. While it cannot be cured, IBD treatment focuses on symptoms and reduction of disease flare-ups. Such treatment can include medication, dietary changes, increasing intake of water and stress management. In rare instances, surgery may be needed.

Read more: Medical News Today: Inflammatory bowel disease: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

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10 Health Benefits of Drinking Dandelion Tea
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Date: February 22, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 Health Benefits of Drinking Dandelion Tea





It may be the arch nemesis of a yard savvy homeowner, but dandelions aren’t without their redeeming qualities. As a matter of fact, these weeds are commonly used in folk medicine, and have been for quite some time. When people talk about dandelion tea, they are largely talking about one of two different beverages: an infusion made of the plant’s leaves, or one made of roasted dandelion roots. Both are considered safe and are used for a variety of purposes

Key Takeaways:

  • The truth of it is dandelion tea has a number of health benefits that are worth checking out. Dandelions are full of vitamins and minerals that are great for you as well.
  • According to SELF Nutrition Data, dandelion leaves and roots are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins A and K.
  • The benefits of dandelion tea require more research-based evidence as most tests have been performed on animals and not humans. However, most benefits are based on the properties and nutritional facts of dandelion and human experiences as this weed has been consumed by humans for ages.

"Dandelions are full of vitamins and minerals that are great for you as well."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.foods4betterhealth.com/dandelion-tea-benefits-30194&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmY4MTYyZmQ1NTMyNTY3NGQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFWDxbVYQuRbNhpuJbNvCO-ROgqIQ

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How rooibos can protect you against the sun
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Date: January 06, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How rooibos can protect you against the sun





Rooibos tea is a versatile drink. Researchers have determined it can undo some of the damage caused by harmful rays of the sun. Scientists have been studying how rooibos protects against inflammation of skin cells for the past eleven years. Rooibos extracts are able to remove precancerous damaged cells and block the beginning of inflammation after the skin has been exposed to the sun’s ultra-violet rays. There are more tests that must be done before an after sun exposure product will be available for purchase.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers believe that rooibos tea can undo some of the damage caused by the sun’s harmful rays.
  • Preliminary findings show that rooibos extracts are more effective during the early stages of skin cancer development, as they are able to facilitate the removal of UVB damaged cells, thereby delaying their development into a tumour.
  • It’s the abundance of polyphenols (antioxidants) – natural compounds found in rooibos – that give it its restorative power. These compounds are linked with the prevention of various chronic disorders, including skin cancer.

"About 80 per cent of sun-induced skin damage occurs before the age of 18, therefore it is imperative to take special care of children in the sun."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//roodepoortrecord.co.za/2016/12/27/how-rooibos-can-protect-you-against-the-sun/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEtuw_usW3a3PsC71qLcZodmdCb2w

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Tired? Weak? You're not 'just getting old'; something is wrong
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Date: December 27, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Tired? Weak? You're not 'just getting old'; something is wrong





When we start feeling rundown and tired, we tend to make jokes about getting old. The truth is, however, that feelings of depression and fatigue are not normal aging side effects. If these feelings are longer than expected, a consultation with a doctor is in order. You know your body best. If something doesn’t feel right, don’t try to pass it off as aging. There are many factors, medical and physical, that can cause signs of fatigue, depression, change of appetite, and weakness. Only a doctor can order the tests that can tell you the exact reason, so don’t hesitate.

Key Takeaways:

  • When Dr. Christopher Callahan examines older patients, he often hears a similar refrain.
  • This fatalistic stance relies on widely-held but mistaken assumptions about what constitutes normal aging
  • Instead, they're a signal that something is wrong and a medical evaluation is in order.

"If you suddenly find your thinking is cloudy and your memory unreliable, if you're overcome by dizziness and your balance is out of whack, if you find yourself tossing and turning at night and running urgently to the bathroom, don't chalk it up to normal aging."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/12/16/health/fatigue-weakness-depression-aging/index.html

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Even teethers labeled BPA-free may contain hormone-disruptors
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Date: December 26, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Even teethers labeled BPA-free may contain hormone-disruptors





A recent report in the journal Environmental Science and Technology states that 59 different teething devices they tested all came up positive for BPA, which is a known endocrine-disrupting chemical. They also found other dangerous chemicals present in some, but this is one of the most concerning. These chemicals disrupt normal hormone function and can cause abnormal growth and development in children. The real problem is that all of the products were marked as BPA-free. Obviously, stronger measures need to be put in place to make sure companies are properly advertising their products.

Key Takeaways:

  • Some baby teething toys marketed as non-toxic might contain chemicals that could interfere with hormones involved in normal growth and development, a study suggests.
  • All of the products tested positive for one such chemical, bisphenol-A (BPA), even though most of the teethers were marketed as BPA-free, researchers report in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.
  • In animal studies, endocrine-disrupting compounds such as BPA, parabens and antimicrobials have been shown to interfere with hormones and have harmful developmental, reproductive and neurological effects.

"In lab tests for the current study, researchers found BPA as well as a range of different parabens and the antimicrobials triclosan and triclocarban in most of the teethers."



Reference:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/even-teethers-labeled-bpa-free-may-contain-hormone-193030007.html?ref=gs

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5 Sure Fire Ways to Know if You Have Hashimoto’s
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Date: December 22, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Sure Fire Ways to Know if You Have Hashimoto’s





Hashimoto’s disease is a hypothyroid disorder that is caused by an immune attack on your thyroid. This leads to a generally fatigued and weak feeling that persists longer than expected. It can also affect the health of your hair, your weight, and how you respond to cold environments. So, if you have been feeling rundown for a while and just generally down in the dumps with any of the other above symptoms, it may be time to talk to your doctor to get tested.

Key Takeaways:

  • A tipping point occurs when thyroid gland tissue can no longer produce thyroid hormones.
  • As your thyroid gland weakens, symptoms gradually appear. At first, you may feel tired without reason. You might even wake up tired.
  • If you complain to your doctor about fatigue – the main symptom of hypothyroidism – you will likely get clinical screening tests for anemia and hypothyroidism.

"Hashimoto’s is the most common autoimmune thyroid disorder. For a variety of reasons, your immune system sets out to attack your thyroid gland. Over time, the thyroid gland is slowly destroyed"



Reference:

//renegadehealth.com/blog/2016/12/02/5-sure-fire-ways-to-know-if-you-have-hashimotos

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C-reactive protein test
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Date: December 13, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: C-reactive protein test





Want to know why you have join pain? Maybe you are sore? Well when C-reactive protein levels are high in the body there is increased inflammation in the body, which can cause many problems. Your doctor can test the levels in your blood through a simple blood test, it's worth it.

Key Takeaways:

  • Your doctor may check your C-reactive protein level treatment for infections or for other medical conditions.
  • A simple blood test measures C-reactive protein. Some researchers think that treating people with high C-reactive protein levels will lessen their risk of heart attack or stroke.
  • However, according to the American Heart Association, this test isn't recommended for general screening for heart disease.

"A high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) test, which is more sensitive than a standard test, also can be used to evaluate your risk of developing coronary artery disease, a condition in which the arteries of your heart are narrowed. Coronary artery disease can eventually lead to a heart attack."



Reference:

//www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/c-reactive-protein/basics/definition/prc-20014480

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Can a blood test determine whether you'll be alive in 5 years?
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Date: December 11, 2016 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can a blood test determine whether you'll be alive in 5 years?





If you could find out your approximate age of death, would you want to do so? Soon to be available in the U.K , the test measures the length of telomeres, a DNA structure which controls the longevity of dividing cells. The shorter the telomere, the faster you are aging. A very specific blood test can determine telomere length and, based on the length can use an algorithm to assess longevity based on current lifestyle.

Key Takeaways:

  • New research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal this week, examined the association between three types of inflammatory biomarkers and the five-year mortality of more than 6,500 people.
  • The biomarkers in question are called interleukin-6 (IL-6), C-reactive protein (CRP) and alpha1-acid glycoprotein (AGP). They all measure inflammation in the body and their levels can be determined through blood tests.
  • The latest study determined that increased levels of all three biomarkers were associated, to some degree, with an increased risk of dying within five years of the blood test. It also concluded that CRP and IL-6 biomarkers were better predictors of death than AGP.

"There is growing evidence that a simple blood test could determine your risk of dying in five years."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.theloop.ca/ctvnews/can-a-blood-test-determine-whether-youll-be-alive-in-5-years/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGceJ8sYlKoiyFqdDn3zWZ1owPGEw

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Insights on the link between kidney damage and cognitive impairment
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Date: December 04, 2016 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Insights on the link between kidney damage and cognitive impairment





A recent study has found that patients with kidney disease are at a higher risk of having impaired cognitive function. The reason for the connection is unknown. The main indicators of cognitive impairment were increased albuminuria and lowered glomerular filtration rate. When these values got worse in patients, their brain function was found to be more impaired.

Key Takeaways:

  • People with kidney disease are at high risk of cognitive impairment, but the nature of this relationship remains uncertain.
  • After adjusting for various demographic and clinical characteristics, higher albumin in the urine, which is indicative of poor kidney function, was linked with worse performance on tests of global cognitive function, executive function, memory, and attention.
  • Lower estimated glomerular filtration rate, another indicator of poor kidney function, was linked with worse performance on tests of global cognitive function and memory.

"The findings cement the association between kidney damage and cognitive functioning, suggesting that albumin in the urine and changes in brain structure are likely both representations of the same vascular process, just in different organs,"



Reference:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161117204911.htm

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How protein-rich diets help lose weight
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Date: December 04, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How protein-rich diets help lose weight





Many researchers have started focusing on the effect certain foods have on weight and metabolism. One such study involves determining how proteins help with weight loss. What they found is that phenylalanine is released when protein is broken down, which then causes the body to release hormones that tell our bodies that they are full. In contrast, low protein diets allow another hormone to be released in excess that tells us we are hungry. This research could someday lead to medications being developed that will help with the growing obesity epidemic.

Key Takeaways:

  • Lower estimated glomerular filtration rate, another indicator of poor kidney function, was linked with worse performance on tests of global cognitive function and memory.
  • A better understanding of the mechanism by which protein diets cause weight loss could lead to the development of drugs and diets that tackle the growing obesity epidemic.
  • In contrast, high levels of the hormone GLP-1 tell us when we have had enough food and tell our bodies to stop eating.

"the precise mechanisms by which phenylalanine suppresses appetite and body weight still need to be determined, and there are likely to be additional mechanisms which are also involved in the beneficial effects of a high protein diet."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://knowridge.com/2016/11/how-protein-rich-diets-help-lose-weight/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZjNGVlYTM1NDU3YmZmOGU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGlXNbgTemvTY6qBCrnmI02PXXKSQ

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World Osteoporosis Day: Smoking, high alcohol consumption increasing incidence of Osteoporosis
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Date: November 23, 2016 04:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: World Osteoporosis Day: Smoking, high alcohol consumption increasing incidence of Osteoporosis





Osteoporosis is a disease that affects bone density and is especially prevalent in women over 50. Women younger than 50, and even as young as 30 are experiencing this disease at a higher rate; poor lifestyle choices such as smoking and consuming alcohol may be the cause. Learn how, an active lifestyle, calcium intake and sun exposure can decrease the risk of osteoporosis, especially before menopause is reached.

Key Takeaways:

  • At 38 years of age, Pratima (name changed) believed she was too young to suffer from low bone density. However, after when she suffered a fracture in her arm after a minor fall, tests revealed she had osteoporosis of the level usually prevalent in women over 60!
  • Doctors at Columbia Asia Hospitals, Gurgaon say the incidence of osteoporosis or osteopaenia in women under 50 has markedly increased over the past 20 years. Bone loss is a silent condition which generally occurs slowly over a long period.
  • Osteoporosis may be linked to multiple risk factors. Smoking is an important factor depleting bone health in women today. Firstly, the toxic components of smoke upset the hormonal balance in the body, particularly affecting estrogen production.

"Tobacco smoking has a series of negative repercussions on health. While increased risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease is the most talked about."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.indiainfoline.com/article/news-top-story/world-osteoporosis-day-smoking-high-alcohol-consumption-increasing-incidence-of-osteoporosis-116110100312_1.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmU0N2NhMzY3ZTc4ODMzY2U6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFCiSzwvyNyMux731JZIPQ1hhQztQ

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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



Reference:

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

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Stronger muscles may mean sharper minds for kids
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Date: November 21, 2016 11:04 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Stronger muscles may mean sharper minds for kids





There may come a day when children who are struggling academically are sent to the gym instead of detention. A recent U.S. study has found a strong link between physical fitness and academic achievement in kids. They assessed the physical endurance of 75 children and then gave them memory, algebra, and other tests to see how well they did. The results showed that children who were more physically fit did much better than those who were not. It has always been recommended for children to get exercise, but now it seems to be even more important.

Key Takeaways:

  • Making sure kids have good muscle fitness might also benefit their school performance, according to a recent U.S. study.
  • Aerobic fitness has already been linked to better thinking abilities in pre-teen children, but the current study found an independent link between muscle fitness and kids’ performance on memory tests as well as their math and reading skills.
  • Aerobic fitness describes the capacity of the lungs to take in and deliver oxygen as well as the heart to effectively distribute oxygen to the body,” Hillman told Reuters Health by email. “Musculoskeletal fitness relates to muscle strength, power and endurance to enable performance in the face of resistance.”

"For the study, which was funded by Nike, 75 kids aged 9 to 11 years completed an aerobic exercise test at steady speed on a treadmill with gradually increasing incline until they were too out of breath to continue."



Reference:

//www.reuters.com/article/us-health-children-muscle-mind-idUSKBN12Y2NG?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FhealthNews+%28Reuters+Health+News%29

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10 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor
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Date: November 17, 2016 04:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor





When you make a visit with the doctor, take the time to get to know your health a little bit better. After all, that is what the doc is there for. To get you started, these 10 important questions all should be included on the list of things that you ask your doctor. Getting the conversation started is always the hard part, but it doesnt need to be.

Key Takeaways:

  • When you head to the doctor for your annual check-up, it's easy to be swept in and out in 15 minutes or less, leaving you flustered and wondering whether it was really all that productive.
  • Tests typically involve a quick blood draw or saliva swab, and it's best to have it done during the first few days of your period.
  • She adds that it's an easy form of preventative medicine, so don't shy away, especially when there's a family history.

"Tests typically involve a quick blood draw or saliva swab, and it's best to have it done during the first few days of your period."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.womansday.com/health-fitness/womens-health/advice/a56711/questions-to-ask-your-doctor-at-every-age/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEgAJBBhNRq0traRS_UK_v3KkXqvw

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