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Bottoms up! The 5 health benefits of ginger water, a naturalanti-inflammatory drink Darrell Miller 5/9/19
Anthocyanins from grape skins could potentially be used a colorant Darrell Miller 5/6/19
Scientists now understand why OMEGA-3s are good for your heart:They protect against DNA damage in the cells that line your blood vessels Darrell Miller 5/2/19
Can I Eat Fruit On a Keto Diet? Darrell Miller 4/25/19
Discover how a special kind of pine bark improves heart health byreducing the risk of metabolic syndrome Darrell Miller 4/24/19
Does Hemp Oil Have Health Benefits? Darrell Miller 4/24/19
6 reasons to care about your gut flora Darrell Miller 4/11/19
Reduces homocysteine levels and acts as an Alzheimers bodyguard? Darrell Miller 3/12/19
Brewer's yeast, a potential probiotic? Darrell Miller 9/7/18
8 key nutrients to include in a plant-based diet VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/29/18
5 Trending Adaptogenic Herbs To Reduce Anxiety And Depression Darrell Miller 5/30/18
Try These 5 Tricks To Speed Up Your Metabolism Naturally Darrell Miller 5/29/18
Turmeric and omega 3s can cure diabetes â?? but you'll never hear that from your doctor Darrell Miller 3/30/18
5 Reasons Why You Need To Include Beetroots In Your Diet, Today Darrell Miller 1/1/18
Moringa is the newest superfood you should definitely know about Darrell Miller 12/21/17
7 Health Benefits of Matcha You Should Know About Before Brewing a Cup Darrell Miller 11/24/17
How To Wash Your Face With Quinoa (And Why You Should) Darrell Miller 11/21/17
Drink bone broth for better muscle gain and stomach health Darrell Miller 11/16/17
Vitamin E: A Closer Look at Tocotrienols Darrell Miller 10/21/17
Is Apple Cider Vinegar Safe to Drink? Darrell Miller 10/18/17
Interaction of turmeric (Curcuma longaL.) with beneficial microbes Darrell Miller 10/9/17
CBD Products Play Major Role in the Legal Cannabis Industry Darrell Miller 8/16/17
Should you be drinking alkaline water? Darrell Miller 7/26/17
Coconut oil and its Six benefits Darrell Miller 7/17/17
Medical marijuana an instant hit for PET HEALTH Darrell Miller 6/30/17
CBD Products Market Becoming Hottest Segment of Cannabis Industry as Demand Continues to ... Darrell Miller 6/23/17
One-month sugar detox: A nutritionist explains how and why Darrell Miller 6/13/17
MedDiet Protects Against Atherosclerotic Plaque Darrell Miller 6/12/17
From golden lattes to wonder drug – is turmeric really such a super spice? Darrell Miller 6/5/17
This weed won't get you high, but it has other perks Darrell Miller 5/29/17
Researchers put probiotics to the test Darrell Miller 5/28/17
Interesting quiz reveals the truth behind what's really "healthy" Darrell Miller 5/22/17
Canine cannabis: Dogs with anxiety, arthritis and more benefiting from products derived from hemp ... Darrell Miller 3/24/17
How Essential Oils Can Help Improve Your Life Darrell Miller 3/16/17
Top 6 Foods That Boast Excellent Anti-Inflammatory Properties Darrell Miller 1/29/17
People are using cacao to get high... here's the chemical that makes it happen Darrell Miller 12/24/16
Why Americans remain vulnerable to infectious diseases Darrell Miller 12/8/16
HEALTHY LIVING: If you decide to do a juice cleanse, ease into it Darrell Miller 11/14/16
Exploring the evolution of spider venom to improve human health Darrell Miller 11/2/16
new from Now Foods, Empty Glass Bottles to Mix Your Own Oils Darrell Miller 9/28/16
Bulletproof coffee - coconut and butter does improve health Darrell Miller 9/23/16
Is Your Blood Pressure Out Of Control? Eat beet roots! Darrell Miller 11/15/15
Benefits of Sea Mineral Salts Darrell Miller 3/19/14
The Benefits That We Can Get From Using Collagen Skin Creams Darrell Miller 3/18/14
Lion's Mane Mushroom A Nerve Stimulant? Darrell Miller 12/21/12
Hair Growth Vitamins? Darrell Miller 12/20/12
Did You Know without Magnesium, You Could not Survive? Darrell Miller 2/16/11
Potassium And Osteoporosis - What They Have In Common! Darrell Miller 1/19/11
Natural Soap Bars Darrell Miller 1/20/09
Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin D Darrell Miller 8/6/08



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Bottoms up! The 5 health benefits of ginger water, a naturalanti-inflammatory drink
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Date: May 09, 2019 02:20 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Bottoms up! The 5 health benefits of ginger water, a naturalanti-inflammatory drink





In today's health world, the agenda has been hydration, drink more water. While minerals and different things have been added to commercially sold water to enhance flavor, little of it if any helps with health issues. Latest trends have been for people to add their own things, such as whole berries, citrus fruit slices or cucumber. But there is a value to spice, and ginger is gold. Ginger has anti inflammatory properties that can help relieve symptoms of swelling and gout in joints, but so much more. Ginger water can soothe an upset stomach, help balance blood sugars,relieve menstrual cramps, and even help fight off several chronic diseases.

Key Takeaways:

  • To gain more from the benefits that this spice can give, one should drink plain ginger water because adding artificial sweeteners can result in bloating.
  • It has been found that consuming ginger can help improve blood sugar. A study found that it helped diabetic patients with their glycemic indices.
  • Ginger can help patients with chemotherapy because it eases morning sickness and nausea that might be caused by having chemotherapy.

"Ginger is a spice that offers many health benefits and it can be used to enhance the flavor of various dishes."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-31-5-health-benefits-of-ginger-water-anti-inflammatory-drink.html

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Anthocyanins from grape skins could potentially be used a colorant
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Date: May 06, 2019 03:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Anthocyanins from grape skins could potentially be used a colorant





Commercial food industries have long used artificial colors to enhance the look of their products. With consumers now trending toward wanting more natural ingredients in their food and beverages, natural colors attained from plants is an easy solution. For example, the anthocyanins, which give grape skins their various colors, can be used to make colas several different colors. They also have a beneficial health component, as they contain anti oxidants that are know to aid in several areas of health and nutritional balance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Some of the problems food manufacturers cause is using synthetic food to provide color when they make beverages and producing a lot of environmental wastes.
  • Researchers in Brazil wanted to help the environment so they researched on ways to use residues of food processing as colorants in drinks.
  • When they compared their research on grape fruit and kefir, they found that anthocyanins from grape fruit when applied to kefir was sustainable and good for the health.

"Anthocyanins from grape skins can be used as a safe and natural food colorant, according to a study published in the Journal of Food Processing and Preservation."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-29-anthocyanins-from-grape-skins-could-potentially-be-used-a-colorant.html

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Scientists now understand why OMEGA-3s are good for your heart:They protect against DNA damage in the cells that line your blood vessels
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Date: May 02, 2019 02:43 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Scientists now understand why OMEGA-3s are good for your heart:They protect against DNA damage in the cells that line your blood vessels





In the era where there has been an increase in people's interest in physical health, one of the biggest things that has taken trend is that of OMEGA-3s and claims that they are good for a variety of reasons. Although until recently it has been unknown why it was good for you, new research has now shown that these nutrients can be beneficial for your heart, especially in terms of protecting it against DNA damage that can injure blood vessels.

Key Takeaways:

  • To help stop the plague that is affecting the planet in the form of heart and arterial diseases, experts recommend foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Although experts have not explained why omega-3 fatty acids are good for heart health, new research has found that it has components that prevents free radicals from causing harm.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids are rich in EPA and DHA which reduce the harm caused by intracellular reactive oxygen species to heart cells.

"Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), components found in omega-3 fatty acids, promote antioxidant responses in the human aortic endothelial cells, protecting DNA from oxidative stress from reactive oxygen species (ROS)."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-12-omega-3s-protect-against-dna-damage-in-the-blood-vessels.html

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Can I Eat Fruit On a Keto Diet?
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Date: April 25, 2019 04:45 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can I Eat Fruit On a Keto Diet?





The ketogenic diet is now trending across the globe, but many have many impressions about this eating regimen that are far from the truth. One of these myths surround the fact that keto dieters cannot consume any carbs at all, making the majority of fruits off limits. Keto followers can actually have up to 50 grams of carbohydrates to start, and they are encouraged to consume healthy fruits that are low in carbohydrates such as lemons or avocados.

Key Takeaways:

  • People often ask if they can eat fruit on a ketogenic diet because in the keto world fruits are often a contentious subject.
  • It is wrong for people to label some foods as keto or non-keto rather they should set diet goals based on their health, activity level, and food preferences.
  • For people who adhere to a very strict definition of keto, the carbs in a fruit can take away a large chunk of their daily carb recommendations.

"Higher carb fruits are going to be harder to incorporate into a keto diet while still allowing room for the liberal intake of vegetables and avocados encouraged in the Keto Reset."

Read more: https://www.marksdailyapple.com/fruit-keto/

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Discover how a special kind of pine bark improves heart health byreducing the risk of metabolic syndrome
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Date: April 24, 2019 03:57 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Discover how a special kind of pine bark improves heart health byreducing the risk of metabolic syndrome





With more and more consideration placed on ways to make you more healthy and physically well, there has been an increase in the holistic forms and natural remedies that have been implemented. In doing so, one interesting trend that is recently being discovered is that of pine bark, a more specific type, that is seen for heart health. By using this pine bark in different foods, it can decrease the risk of metabolic syndrome in individuals.

Key Takeaways:

  • Metabolic syndrome has reached pandemic proportions in the US. This is a linked cluster of undesirable health conditions which include high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and elevated cholesterol.
  • Research has shown that natural substances like pine bark are amongst the list of herbs that can be used to support a good heart function.
  • The pharmaceutical industry in western countries wield so much power and influence in media and medicine so they keep many people ignorant about these natural remedies.

"Disease-fighting OPCs in pine bark are not only antioxidant (helping to scavenge dangerous free radicals), but have anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti-allergenic, antibacterial and anti-aging effects as well."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/pine-bark-heart-health-2823.html

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Does Hemp Oil Have Health Benefits?
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Date: April 24, 2019 03:42 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Does Hemp Oil Have Health Benefits?





Hemp oil is a type of CBD oil that is extracted from the hemp plant and has only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive substance in marijuana. Because the THC levels in hemp are so low (and legal), it does not give you that high affect. Hemp is high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and is a known anti-inflammatory. Some claim the fatty acids in hemp oil alleviate anxiety, physical, and emotional pain linked to PMS and other conditions. According to some research, the polyunsaturated fats in hemp oil may decrease cholesterol levels, making it a heart healthy substance. However, most hemp studies have not been conducted on humans and the substance itself has not been thoroughly tested for heavy metals, plastics or pesticides. For these reasons, it may be best to wait until hemp is more closely regulated before making it a part of your daily routine.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many persons seem to have taken on the trend that CBD oil is good for them because it has many health benefits.
  • Many persons think that hemp oil, the sister to CBD oil is good for them, and believe the claims that it is good for anxiety and sleep.
  • The difference between hemp and marijuana is that marijuana contains high amount of THC, the stuff that makes one high in cannabis, while hemp contains low amount.

"Not only does hemp oil not have any real health benefits, but it may contain stuff that's actually bad for you."

Read more: https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/a26630156/hemp-oil-benefits/

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6 reasons to care about your gut flora
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Date: April 11, 2019 08:12 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 6 reasons to care about your gut flora





Gut flora is made up of the bacteria that resides in our intestines and stomach. While we are born with some of this, the rest can be affected through our diets. Having good bacteria helps eliminate what is not good and there are several examples. First, there is a link between good bacteria in the gut flora and our overall mental health. There is a lot of bacteria already identified, with some of the benefits not known yet and a deepening understanding is important. Bad bacteria can cause a number of diseases, but being healthy and eating appropriately can decrease the need things like probiotics, which people may needlessly use while on antibiotics. Finally, prebiotics found in foods that promote good gut flora can lead to a decrease in blood pressure.

Key Takeaways:

  • Because the microbiome in the gut has been linked to various physical and mental health situations, we have to be interested in what is going on there.
  • The microbiome is made up of good bacteria that reside in our intestines that help us when we want to digest food.
  • The bacteria in our gut is partly what we were born with (that is from our mother) and partly from our lifestyle and dietary choices.

"With probiotics, fermented foods and kombucha all trending in recent years, we wanted to find out what all the fuss was about when it comes to our gut health."

Read more: https://www.dw.com/en/6-reasons-to-care-about-your-gut-flora/a-47429707

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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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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8 key nutrients to include in a plant-based diet
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Date: August 29, 2018 05:53 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 8 key nutrients to include in a plant-based diet





8 key nutrients to include in a plant-based diet

Many people are changing their diets and even looking to become vegan or vegetarian in the next couple of weeks, and even years. That is because there is more and more research that has come out that indicates that there are some massive health benefits associated with these diets. However, it depends on your body type and what nutrients you need. If you are to go and start one of these diets, research so you are getting the nutrients that you need.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many people who report to be having diets that primarily plant based feel more fresh in their days.
  • Contrary to popular belief, being a vegan or vegetarian is actually healthy for you!
  • Everyone has a different body and with that, their bodies react in different ways.

"Research shows that eating healthy, primarily vegetarian foods is associated with lower risk of chronic diseases, weight gain and death. Meanwhile, the average amount of meat consumed per person globally has nearly doubled in the past 50 years, a trend with terrible consequences for environment."

Read more: https://www.treehugger.com/health/8-nutrients-include-plant-based-diet.html

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5 Trending Adaptogenic Herbs To Reduce Anxiety And Depression
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Date: May 30, 2018 09:16 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Trending Adaptogenic Herbs To Reduce Anxiety And Depression





5 Trending Adaptogenic Herbs To Reduce Anxiety And Depression

Adoptogenic herbs are herbs that help the body to achieve balance. There non-specific nature is actually their strength, as the herb works to alleviate stress, by boosting what's lacking and reining in what's excessive, from nose to toes, across the body. And since it's all about stress, the herb makes no distinction between physical or emotional stresses. Studies have shown that various psychological conditions, such as anxiety, chronic stress, acute stress and depression are impacted in a positive way by adoptogenic herbs, such as Astragalus, Holy basil, and Asian Ginger.

Key Takeaways:

  • Adaptogenics are culled from herbs, and sometimes fungi, and assist the body in dealing with stress.
  • Study shows that these extracts have a positive impact on an array of psychological complaints, including chronic stress, anxiety and depredsoo.
  • Because these natural components are non-specific, that is they were not chemically designed to aid a specific body part, they act on every cell of the entire body.

"Everyone in the health world wants a piece of the adaptogenic action, and it’s not without reason."

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/5-trending-adaptogenic-herbs-to-reduce-anxiety-and-depression/

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Try These 5 Tricks To Speed Up Your Metabolism Naturally
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Date: May 29, 2018 05:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Try These 5 Tricks To Speed Up Your Metabolism Naturally





Try These 5 Tricks To Speed Up Your Metabolism Naturally

The best way to lose weight (and keep it off!) is not to spend time and money on trendy dietary fads, or on extreme crash diets, but to try to harness the natural power of your metabolism to burn off weight. Getting enough sleep, adding interval exercises to prevent overly repetitive workout routines, eating wholesome, organic, unprocessed foods and drinking plenty of water and green tea can all help you to boost the rate at which your metabolism burns off fat.

Key Takeaways:

  • By building more muscle you will naturally increase your metabolism due to muscles burning calories faster than fat.
  • If your body is dehydrated, your body will have an average two percent decline in its metabolism.
  • Those who do not get enough sleep have a higher body mass index due to the impact it can have on your metabolism.

"Involving many chemical processes, your metabolism is much more than a mechanism you can tweak. It is required to sustain life, as these processes occur in each and every call. Helping you turn the food you eat into usable fuel, your resting metabolism is what accounts for most of the energy you burn."

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/how-to-speed-up-your-metabolism-naturally/

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Turmeric and omega 3s can cure diabetes â?? but you'll never hear that from your doctor
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Date: March 30, 2018 09:18 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Turmeric and omega 3s can cure diabetes â?? but you'll never hear that from your doctor





Turmeric and omega 3s can cure diabetes – but you'll never hear that from your doctor

One of the biggest emerging trends in recent years is identifying ways that one can keep themselves healthy, as well as finding alternative means of dealing with an illness that somebody may already have. These alternative medicines have been found primarily in various nutrients and superfoods, with one study identifying that turmeric and Omega 3 acids can help in curing the onset of diabetes, despite the fact that medical professionals and doctors may not necessarily admit it.

Key Takeaways:

  • Multiple studies have shown that the herb turmeric has potent anti-diabetic properties, making it an important tool in preventing and treating diabetes.
  • Because turmeric is a strong anti-inflammatory, it can get to the route of the systemic inflammation that is present in a diabetic’s insulin function.
  • Turmeric, omega-3 fatty acids, regular exercise, and a healthy diet should all be part of a holistic approach to fight diabetes.

"Study after study has found that turmeric has strong anti-diabetic properties."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-03-28-turmeric-and-omega-3s-can-cure-diabetes-youll-never-hear-from-your-doctor.html

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5 Reasons Why You Need To Include Beetroots In Your Diet, Today
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Date: January 01, 2018 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Reasons Why You Need To Include Beetroots In Your Diet, Today





Beets are slowly becoming the new trendy thing. From their sweet taste to their versatility, it only makes sense that they are this popular. But even more than that, they're loaded with vitamins and minerals like manganese and vitamin c. They are also good for anemics due to their high iron and folate content. They also contain a great alkaloid known as betaine, known for its ability to help with liver functionality and ability to aid with diabetes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Beets are high in iron and folate that could be good for anemics
  • Beets have an alkaloid known as betaine that can help control diabetes
  • Betaine also aids with liver functionality and can help detoxify your body

"Beets are not only full of essential nutrients like vitamins B and C, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, fiber and potassium, but they are also abundant in health-boosting nutrients that one may not get from anywhere else."

Read more: https://swirlster.ndtv.com/wellness-mother/5-reasons-beetroots-are-absolutely-great-for-your-body-1792953

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Moringa is the newest superfood you should definitely know about
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Date: December 21, 2017 10:29 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Moringa is the newest superfood you should definitely know about





Moringa is the latest trend to his the shelves. It is a tree grown across Africa and Asia, known as the Drumstick Tree. It is also known as the horseradish tree due to its taste. The leaves are what is driving the craze. It is ground into a fine powder, resembling matcha or spirulina and added to drinks. This powder is a perfect pick me up due to its high amount of iron. It also contains good amounts of vitamin E & C.

Key Takeaways:

  • This plant comes from Africa and Asia and is known as the drumstick tree
  • The leaves are powderized and put into smoothies and drinks, much like matcha or spirolina.
  • The powder is high in iron, Vitamin C & E, giving you a good boost in your daily nutrition.

"It’s unusually rich in protein – in fact, it contains all nine of the essential amino acids"

Read more: https://www.breakingnews.ie/discover/moringa-is-the-newest-superfood-you-should-definitely-know-about-819200.html

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7 Health Benefits of Matcha You Should Know About Before Brewing a Cup
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Date: November 24, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 Health Benefits of Matcha You Should Know About Before Brewing a Cup





Can you match the health benefits of Matcha? This one of a kind drink is like green tea on steroids. Whatever green tea can do Matcha can do better. Farmers use a different process to create this trendy drink. Matcha comes in powdered form which makes it super concentrated. Matcha has three times the amount of caffeine as a regular cup of tea. With all that caffeine, you can wake up with it or burn the midnight oil. It also may help with weight loss and reduce your risk of developing cancer. However, one must use caution when consuming this potent drink. Too much of a good thing always causes trouble. An overdose of Matcha can lead to pro-oxidative stress. So drink up to reap Matcha's wonderful benefits, just not too much.

Key Takeaways:

  • Matcha undergoes a different process and is more concentrated than green tea leaves.
  • Caffeine content in a cup of matcha is nearly the same as a cup of coffee.
  • The anti-oxidant compounds found in matcha may be helpful in lowering cancer risk.

"Here's the deal: If you're regularly drink soda, juice and sugary beverages, making the switch to unsweetened matcha will absolutely help!"

Read more: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diet-nutrition/a46901/health-benefits-of-matcha/

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How To Wash Your Face With Quinoa (And Why You Should)
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Date: November 21, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How To Wash Your Face With Quinoa (And Why You Should)





Quinoa is trendy new food that is taking the gluten free world by storm. Since it is a seed and not a grain, it is easily consumable for those with gluten allergies or those looking to simply decrease their carbohydrate intake. But not only is it good for digestion quinoa is also good for collagen production. Collagen is the substance that is responsible for preventing wrinkles as we age. Recent studies have shown that using quinoa as a face was can help to stimulate collagen production to make ones skill look not only younger but healthier as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • Quinoa has the ability to help protect collagen production in your skin
  • Quinoa is also a toner and helps with skin pigmentation, such as brown spots
  • Quinoa is a natural exfoliator by helping to remove dead skin cells

"Healthy collagen concentrations in the skin are associated with elasticity and firmness, while declining collagen is directly linked to wrinkles and saggy skin."

Read more: http://www.thealternativedaily.com/how-to-wash-your-face-with-quinoa-and-why-you-should/

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Drink bone broth for better muscle gain and stomach health
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Date: November 16, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Drink bone broth for better muscle gain and stomach health





It appears that the article is discussing the benefits and personal use of broth. It seems that it discusses the individual components of broth and how it can be extremely healthy for you in many ways. Uses outside source to back up the writers point and discusses firther the benefits and personal experience with it being used. It then goes into how the cost to benfit ratio is extremely high wich is extremely good compared to other supposed health benefit products.

Key Takeaways:

  • Get additional health benefits from something more familiar than you know.
  • Not just for athletes, but anyone looking to improve their diet should consider this.
  • To get the most benefit of this food, prepare it in the right way and temperature.

"Unlike the astronomical costs of trendy superfoods like coconut oil and avocados, bone broth is cheap to make."

Read more: http://www.thegauntlet.ca/drink-bone-broth-for-better-muscle-gain-and-stomach-health/

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Vitamin E: A Closer Look at Tocotrienols
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Date: October 21, 2017 10:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin E: A Closer Look at Tocotrienols





Researchers have made an estimate and guessed that there are 75 trillion cells in the body. Each of those cells is surrounded by a membrane that is bean shaped. This membrane is made up of dense rows of fatty acids. These require protection from lipid peroxidation. Vitamin E is one of the popular antioxidants. Vitamin E is shaped like a tadpole, which is the perfect shape to do this job. There are two forms of Vitamin E.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers estimate that the human body could contain as many as 75 trillion cells. Each of those cells is surrounded by a bean-shaped membrane made up of dense rows
  • Vitamin E comes in the perfect molecular shape to do this job—like a tadpole, with a head and tail, similar to the phospholipids that complement the cell membrane.
  • While alpha-tocopherol research still occurs at a much greater level than tocotrienol research, there has been a downward trend in alpha-tocopherol research alongside an increase in understanding.

"In this study, researchers found that alpha-tocopherol, when co-administered with tocotrienols, reduced tocotrienols’ inhibitory effect on HMGR."

Read more: http://www.nutritionaloutlook.com/vitamins-minerals/vitamin-e-closer-look-tocotrienols

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Is Apple Cider Vinegar Safe to Drink?
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Date: October 18, 2017 10:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is Apple Cider Vinegar Safe to Drink?





Apple Cider Vinegar a new health trend? The drinking of apple cider vinegar for dietary reasons has been a growing trend in the United States as of late. However, critics are beginning to question if the the health benefits out weigh the consequences. Individuals should consult a doctor if they have experienced stomach problems in the past before beginning this dietary trend. Further, moderation is key with this dietary supplement and it is highly recommend that the individual dilutes a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to achieve desired results.

Key Takeaways:

  • Drinking apple cider vinegar for weight loss, digestive health, and other positive health effects is a growing trend.
  • Drinking apple cider vinegar without dilution is unsafe: the vinegar is too acidic for the inner lining of the gut.
  • Some people, including those with ulcers and other digestive conditions, should avoid drinking apple cider vinegar entirely, even when diluted.

"Drink a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar diluted in an 8-ounce glass of water about 10 minutes before eating meals to help boost digestion and reap its health benefits. And, if you’re not sure if apple cider vinegar is safe for you based on any health conditions you may have, check with your doctor first."

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/is-apple-cider-vinegar-safe-to-drink.html

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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

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

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CBD Products Play Major Role in the Legal Cannabis Industry
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Date: August 16, 2017 07:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CBD Products Play Major Role in the Legal Cannabis Industry





Hemp Business Journal and Vote Hemp released a report indicating the United States based hemp industry sold $688 million worth of products in 2016. The industry is expected to continue with this successful trend, with estimates of $1.8 billion in sales by 2020. Various companies are capitalizing on this success and trying to expand their markets - for example, a Hemp Education Center is being established by ChineseHempOil.com, Inc., to provide information about the health benefits of hemp. Other organizations, like United Cannabis Corp, are leading the way in developing medical uses and therapies that utilize cannabinoids.

Read more: CBD Products Play Major Role in the Legal Cannabis Industry

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Should you be drinking alkaline water?
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Date: July 26, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Should you be drinking alkaline water?





Alkaline water is a very hyped health trend. This is a mineral rich and low acidic water that is said to give you energy. It helps to lower the PH levels in your body and even prevents aging and it prevents cancer as well. Alkaline water contains things like potassium and calcium. It is much less acidic than tap water is. By drinking alkaline water, you are lowering the levels of acidity in your body, which is a good thing.

Key Takeaways:

  • The term alkali refers to the properties of a chemical compound, capable of neutralizing acid.
  • Alkaline water contains minerals that alkalize, specifically magnesium, calcium and potassium.
  • While fans of the water cite the alkalizing properties of the water as energizing, others say the body's pH levels tend to be largely unresponsive to foods.

"You might have heard the buzz around alkaline water. The mineral-rich, low-acidic water is said to give you energy, balance the pH levels in the body and even slow down aging and prevent cancer."

Read more: http://www.metro.us/body-and-mind/health/is-alkaline-water-healthy

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Coconut oil and its Six benefits
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Date: July 17, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Coconut oil and its Six benefits





Coconut oil is not just a trendy product on the market, it's popularity stems from it's multitude of productive benefits. Whether you're looking for beauty enhancement such as skincare or haircare, or you're looking for something more detrimental like fighting heart disease, coconut oil could be your answer. Due to it's many beneficial properties such as anti-oxidents and lauric acid, coconut oil is sure to be able to assist you and your needs in one form or another.

Key Takeaways:

  • Coconut oil is the best moisturizers for all the skin including the dry skin as well. Being a natural moisturizer, the oil is free from any kind of adverse impacts for the skin.
  • From providing nourishing growth to the hairs and bringing life to dull hairs, coconut oil has to offer a significant number of benefits in terms of hair care.
  • Coconut oil can help you shed extra pounds and can, therefore, compliment your other weight loss efforts.

"Coconut oil is the best moisturizers for all the skin including the dry skin as well."

Read more: http://reportshealthcare.com/coconut-oil-six-benefits/

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Medical marijuana an instant hit for PET HEALTH
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Date: June 30, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Medical marijuana an instant hit for PET HEALTH





Growing Medical Marijuana use has been the recent trend, however the FDA has not approved Medical Marijuana for use on pets. Despite this many pet owners are administering Medical Marijuana to their pets to alleviate some of the symptoms and side effects caused by traditional pet medications. Treating a variety of ailments ranging from pain, anxiety seizures and inflammation. Pet lovers would rather use a natural remedy like Medical Marijuana than traditional medications which can be damaging to the liver and kidneys.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many owners are perfectly happy with prescribing their pets with medical marijuana instead of all the medicines
  • Many owners of pets preferably use marijuana as a treatment for pets due to the low cost compared to prescribes meds behind the counter
  • This is used to treat many animals for several different illnesses, but it can be harmful for some of them

"It would seem that cannabis shows real promise for the safe, natural treatment of pets."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-06-26-medical-marijuana-an-instant-hit-for-pet-health.html

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CBD Products Market Becoming Hottest Segment of Cannabis Industry as Demand Continues to ...
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Date: June 23, 2017 11:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CBD Products Market Becoming Hottest Segment of Cannabis Industry as Demand Continues to ...





CBD product sales have become the fastest growing segment of the cannabis industry. Cannabis manufacturers are scrambling to come up with new products for this increasing national and global market. New products such as a Kanna-infused CBD are being produced to enhance the health benefits of CBD. With these type of innovations in mind, investors are paying attention. Large cannabis manufacturers with public shares in the company have all been experiencing an increase in their stock prices. The trend is expected to continue.

Read more: CBD Products Market Becoming Hottest Segment of Cannabis Industry as Demand Continues to ...

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One-month sugar detox: A nutritionist explains how and why
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Date: June 13, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: One-month sugar detox: A nutritionist explains how and why





Lots of detox programs show up online. They can help you lose weight or just get unhealthy things out of your body. This talks about one which helps with sugar. Since lots of us consume way too much sugar this is helpful. An expert explains why this is a good idea and how to do it. Detoxing can actually be unhealthy if they're done incorrectly so it's good to get info from someone who knows a lot about the topic.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you've read about the latest wellness trends, you may have entertained the idea of a diet detox.
  • But whether you've considered juicing, fasting or cleansing in an effort to lose weight or improve your well-being, you're probably aware that drastically cutting out foods is not effective as a long-
  • About 10% of the US population are true sugar addicts, according to Robert Lustig, professor of pediatrics and member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Fr

"The good news is that even if you're not a true sugar "addict," by eliminating sugar from your diet, you can quickly lose unwanted pounds, feel better and have a more radiant appearance."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/09/health/sugar-detox-food-drayer/index.html

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MedDiet Protects Against Atherosclerotic Plaque
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Date: June 12, 2017 07:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: MedDiet Protects Against Atherosclerotic Plaque





A new health trend called the Mediterranean Diet (MedDiet) involves eating a nearly exclusive combination of fruits, vegetables, grains, and other natural foods, with most fat coming from olive oil. According to a new study, following this diet may decrease one's risk of developing atherosclerotic plaque. Atherosclerotic plaque involves blockage in the arteries, contributing to cardiovascular disease. In the study, participants who adhered most closely to the diet showed decreased plaque levels compared to those who failed to adhere, though the difference was not statistically significant.

Read more: MedDiet Protects Against Atherosclerotic Plaque

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From golden lattes to wonder drug – is turmeric really such a super spice?
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Date: June 05, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: From golden lattes to wonder drug – is turmeric really such a super spice?





People attribute all kinds of health benefits to turmeric. It is becoming popular because of these. Everyone wants a natural remedy. It is better than taking drugs which often have unpleasant side effects. This gives the scoop on whether or not turmeric is all it's cracked up to be. It's good info because some of these remedies aren't but some really do help a lot. It also helps that turmeric has a great flavor and many enjoy it just for that.

Key Takeaways:

  • In short, turmeric has done a cauliflower – from also-ran to hip ingredient du jour, Google searches for it are up 75% in the last five years.
  • Amazingly, for something with such incredible powers, at under £1 a jar for the powdered stuff, this spice remains cheap, which can’t be said for all the supplements these wellness gurus recommend.
  • Turmeric doesn’t actually taste of very much – bitter, slightly warm (it’s a member of the same family as ginger).

"Is turmeric the magic bullet it’s been claimed to be? Of course not. Might it be beneficial in some way to our health? Very probably"

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/may/31/golden-latte-turmeric-culinary-trends-ingredients-golden-spice

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





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

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

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Researchers put probiotics to the test
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Date: May 28, 2017 11:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Researchers put probiotics to the test





What do probiotics do and are they really useful? These researchers have tried to find out. This is good because these are so trendy now. They're in many foods which are natural so you've probably eaten them without even knowing it, but now you are beginning to hear more about priobiotics from scientists and those concerned with nutrition. They supposedly aid digestion and do other positive things for us so should be eaten but the accuracy of this is explained here.

Read more: Researchers put probiotics to the test

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Interesting quiz reveals the truth behind what's really "healthy"
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Date: May 22, 2017 06:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Interesting quiz reveals the truth behind what's really "healthy"





There is a lot of health info out there and not all of it is accurate. Many fads and trends confuse us. We see everyone hopping on a band wagon and think it's correct even if it isn't. We just assume instead of thinking for ourselves or researching. This is a quiz on the topic of health and its truth. It will help you learn a lot so you can apply it to your life and get yourself healthier.

Read more: Interesting quiz reveals the truth behind what's really "healthy"

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Canine cannabis: Dogs with anxiety, arthritis and more benefiting from products derived from hemp ...
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Date: March 24, 2017 04:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Canine cannabis: Dogs with anxiety, arthritis and more benefiting from products derived from hemp ...





If you've never heard of cannabis for canines, you are not alone. It is, however, turning into a growing trend. Pet owners across the United States are raving over hemp products that can treat a variety of conditions pets suffer from, and it's proving more effective than pet pharmaceuticals. Veterinarians are also recommending these products in greater numbers. Read on for more information about these products along with a story provided by one dog owner detailing how hemp biscuits greatly improved his dog's anxiety.

Key Takeaways:

  • The products contain CBD and do not contain THC. The healing properties are there but it is not mind altering to your furry friends.
  • It's prescribed primarily to pets as it would be to humans - for arthritic conditions, anxiety and joint issues.
  • The brand name is "Healthy Hemp" and is sold at Desert Raw Holistic pets. It comes in many forms and can be used for canines and felines.

"Pet owners across the country are going crazy over a hemp product they claim helps improve the health of their dogs and cats. Veterinarians are now jumping on board and"

Read more: https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/03/17/canine-cannabis-dogs-with-anxiety-arthritis-and-more-benefitin/21901956/

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How Essential Oils Can Help Improve Your Life
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Date: March 16, 2017 08:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Essential Oils Can Help Improve Your Life





Essential oils are becoming a widespread trend. Many companies sell them. They are supposed to help with mood issues like anxiety and stress. Headache and other physical ailments can be helped by them as well. There are many different kinds of oils and each has its own property so it's good to research before buying them.

Key Takeaways:

  • Essential oils carry biologically active volatile compounds in a highly concentrated form that can provide therapeutic benefits in very small amounts.
  • The University of Minnesota offers some helpful guidance regarding international standard-setting agencies and considerations to take into account when looking for an essential oil.
  • There are many ways to use essential oils for health and well-being, and the featured article lists no less than 25 ways to enjoy them.

"Aromatherapy can be a beneficial adjunct to your overall health plan. It’s not a replacement for wise lifestyle choices like good nutrition and exercise, but it can certainly help enhance your physical and emotional health."



Reference:

//www.healthnutnews.com/essential-oils-can-help-improve-life/

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Top 6 Foods That Boast Excellent Anti-Inflammatory Properties
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Date: January 29, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Top 6 Foods That Boast Excellent Anti-Inflammatory Properties





Inflammation can be a good sign when there is a cut or infection. It means the body is working to fight against whatever is attacking your body. However, inflammation that occurs for too long or frequently can cause more damage to you than the problems it fights against. If you want to avoid chronic inflammation that can slowly destroy your body, you should make sure to consume anti-inflammatory foods that help prevent it. Orange juice, virgin olive oil, blueberries, whole grains, cruciferous vegetables, and tomatoes have all been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Key Takeaways:

  • When you cut yourself and the whole area turns red and puffy, that's your immune system working to fight off any bacteria or viruses. In fact, inflammation is a good sign. It is part of the body's defines mechanism that aids in healing.
  • Recent trends have emphasized on the benefits of green juices. It is also however important to also remember the many benefits of orange juice, especially in fighting inflammation.
  • Virgin Olive Oil is a staple food in Mediterranean diet. This oil is an excellent addition to your favourite food while you benefit with its anti-inflammatory action.

"Virgin Olive Oil is a staple food in Mediterranean diet."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.itechpost.com/articles/76620/20170122/inflammation-arthritis-chronic-inflammation.htm&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGH4hRInXjYjT7mGbS-xuGlJgKIjQ

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People are using cacao to get high... here's the chemical that makes it happen
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Date: December 24, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: People are using cacao to get high... here's the chemical that makes it happen





Cacao, which is used to make chocolate, is a superfood that contains one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants and magnesium. It also has the benefit of being used to make one of the tastiest candies in the world. Due to its mood-enhancing properties, many party-goers have recently started using concentrated cacao to get high. Some use it to get an endorphin rush, while others use it to calm anxiety and overcome emotional problems. There have actually been healing groups popping up around the world that take the drug together and use it for spiritual enlightenment.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sophia first heard about the psychoactive use of cacao from people in the spiritual scene where she currently resides, and despite initial scepticism, decided to give it a try.
  • There’s this thing called the cacao ceremony that is trending here in Berlin. I did it once but now I prefer solo work.
  • Now Sophia takes this legal drug on a weekly basis. At times she even describes having vivid visions that aid her in her journey for self recovery.

"Reports are surfacing of ground cacao being used as a new party drug in clubs across Europe, be they in drink, or pill form, or even snorted in powdered form."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/2016-12-17-people-are-using-cacao-to-get-high-heres-the-chemical-that-makes-it-happen.html

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Why Americans remain vulnerable to infectious diseases
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Date: December 08, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Americans remain vulnerable to infectious diseases





There is uncertainty in the impact of vector-borne diseases in the US. The effect of changing climate may alter which geographic areas are at risk from vector-transmitted infections. Drug resistance is a growing problem and requires urgent action to tackle it. Antibiotics are a key weapon in the battle against bacterial infections, but we must use those tools carefully to make sure they stay effective.

Key Takeaways:

  • Pseudomonas bacteria can be deadly for patients who are in critical care. According to CDC it's the cause of about 51,000 healthcare-associated infections in the United States each year.
  • The bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli) naturally occurs in your gut, and while most strains are harmless, some can cause severe foodborne diseases, with symptoms ranging from fever, nausea and vomiting to bloody diarrhea.
  • Tuberculosis almost disappeared in the majority of the Western world as countries developed.

"By analyzing trends in US mortality between 1980 and 2014, scientists found that infections were responsible for 5.4% of all deaths, with the majority caused by influenza and pneumonia."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/11/22/health/us-infectious-disease-vulnerability/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_health+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Health%29

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HEALTHY LIVING: If you decide to do a juice cleanse, ease into it
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Date: November 14, 2016 09:49 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: HEALTHY LIVING: If you decide to do a juice cleanse, ease into it





Considering a juice cleanse? While there are many opinions on whether or not a juice cleanse is beneficial for your health, most people who have done one are happy with their results. If you choose to do a cleanse, it will go much smoother if you follow a few quick tips for the days leading up to your cleanse.

Key Takeaways:

  • My friend Suzie is always asking me for advice about different diet and weight loss trends, and yesterday mentioned she’s about to start a one-week juice cleanse.
  • She wanted to know if I thought they worked, if I had concerns and if I recommend detoxing.
  • In short, a juice cleanse is a full body detox program where you eat nothing and drink only pressed fruit and vegetable juice for a set period of time.

"Basically, juicing, if done correctly, can be an effective way to improve nutrient intake, energy, focus and even lose a few pounds."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.courierpress.com/story/life/wellness/2016/11/06/healthy-living-if-you-decide-do-juice-cleanse-ease-into/93257290/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZjNGVlYTM1NDU3YmZmOGU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEbw-RIG2HKJC3_782GlWcdDM3NvQ

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Exploring the evolution of spider venom to improve human health
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Date: November 02, 2016 02:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Exploring the evolution of spider venom to improve human health



There are millions of venom compounds that could potentially serve to increase our working knowledge of how spider venom works and how it could work for us. These scientists are studying the proteins in the spider venom to acquire a greater understanding of anti-venom potential, as well as other medicines and insecticides.

Key Takeaways:

  • Google Trends pegs "Spider" as the 87th most searched-for Halloween costume, right between "Hippie" and "The Renaissance.
  • More than 46,000 species of spiders creepy crawl across the globe, on every continent except Antarctica.
  • Among the handful of brave scientists studying spider venom are Greta Binford at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and Jessica Garb at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

"Both of these researchers analyze the protein structures of various venom chemicals in search of clues that can explain why some are lethal, while the vast majority are thought to be relatively harmless."



Reference:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161028090146.htm

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

Empty Glass Amber Glass bottles For The DIY beauty Products

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


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

Enjoy!


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Bulletproof coffee - coconut and butter does improve health
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Date: September 23, 2016 02:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Bulletproof coffee - coconut and butter does improve health

A cup of coffee is a common thing that most of people drink in the morning. However, since many people realized that coconut oil and butter are healthy fats (Axe, 2016), they started replacing cream with them. This coconut and/or butter coffee is known as bulletproof coffee and it is a new trend of healthy morning drink. It has been extremely popular all over the world.

Coconut oil has so many benefits for your body, such as:

· Increases your energy - its ingredient, MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides), is absorbed by the body and metabolized as fuel more quickly (Tifanny, 2016).

· Improves your immune system - There is a lot of lauric acid in coconut oil that is effective to prevent and cure many viruses (WebMD in Tifanny, 2016).

· Improves brain function – Its fatty acid plays an important role in memory and brain functions (Axe, 2016).

· Promotes heart health – Coconut oil contains good cholesterol that is good for your heart (Axe, 2016).

· Acts as anti-inflammatory – Antioxidant content makes coconut an effective anti-inflammatory food that help reduce arthritis (Axe, 2016).

· Is good for hair and skin – It is able to smoothen and tighten the skin, as well as maintain healthy hair (Axe, 2016).

On the other hand, butter also offers many advantages for your health, such as:

· Prevents and treats many diseases - Omega 3 fatty acids in butter are essential for growth, as well as prevention and treatment of arthritis, coronary artery disease, cancer, inflammation, and high blood pressure (Leonard, 2016).

· Improves your brain, blood circulation, and hormonal system – It helps prevent neurodegenerative and heart diseases, increase energy expenditure, and act as anti-inflammatory (NN, 2014).

· Is good for bones and blood circulation – Butter contains vitamin K that plays an important role in blood clotting and keeping the bones strong (Leonard, 2016).

· Helps with weight loss – It makes you feel full for a longer period and its conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is an effective aid for losing weight (Leonard, 2016).

· Reduces caffeine sensitivity – Butter fat can protect the stomach from shakes and nausea caused by caffeine (Leonard, 2016).

· Boosts the energy – It provides more sustained energy for the body (Leonard, 2016).

· Accelerates metabolism and digestion – Vitamin A, D, and E contained in butter are easily absorbed by the body and stored in gastrointestinal tract (Axe, 2016).

Based on the facts above, coconut and butter coffee is a healthy drink. However, excessive consumption of this bulletproof coffee is not good. Healthy fats can only function effectively in the body if the amounts taken are mooderate, not more and not less. Moreover, drink this coffee as the replacement of your breakfast is not recommended since it does not have enough essential nutrients (Gunnars, 2016).



References

https://authoritynutrition.com/3-reasons-why-bulletproof-coffee-is-a-bad-idea/

https://draxe.com/healthy-fats/

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

References

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

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

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Benefits of Sea Mineral Salts
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Date: March 19, 2014 08:06 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Benefits of Sea Mineral Salts

Sea salt

sea saltIndividuals who wish to tone their skin, purge their brain, and unwind their figures ought to do what antiquated marvels like Cleopatra and the Queen of Sheba did: they utilized the salts from the mineral-rich Sea in Israel, which are known for their therapeutic and corrective profits.

We have heard a considerable measure about Dead Sea minerals and salts of late. Numerous individuals are thinking about whether these items are simply the most recent trend, or assuming that they truly work and will give genuine health profits. The minerals from these items are demonstrated to give numerous crucial recuperating properties.

This is actually the cause all of us make use of as well as adore these items in order to this degree;

1. Dead Sea minerals relieve and cure several skin diseases

This particular book sea may be well-known with regard to a large number of many years because of its recouping qualities. Nefertiti had been considered to be very enamored using the attribute health spa. This retains twenty one mineral deposits, including], Magnesium, Bromine, as well as Potassium. 12 of those are simply within absolutely no additional sea or even ocean. These types of mineral deposits tend to be exactly what help to make Lifeless Ocean Items therefore book. Victims associated with pores and skin illnesses, for instance, Psoriasis, Eczema, Vitiligo, as well as Morgellons, which wash within Lifeless Ocean bath salts on the constant as well as increased idea make money from meanwhile alleviation as well as complete healing.

2. Lifeless Ocean mineral deposits provide alleviation with regard to arthritis discomfort

People going through any kind of combined irritation perform revenue greatly in the nutrient wealthy Lifeless Ocean Items. Lifeless Ocean darkish dirt (residue) will wonders in order to simpleness the actual the throbbing painfulness associated with important joints as well as muscle tissue, especially if the actual dirt is actually fairly heated up prior to supply it may be extremely gainful.

3. Detoxifies as well as purifies

Since the dirt out of this sea (residue) dries in your pores and skin this fastidiously hauls away just about all toxins as well as polluting affects out of your skin pores. This imbues the skin along with mineral deposits, starts upward skin pores as well as bestows the skin having a higher convergance associated with dietary supplements essential with regard to seem pores and skin.

4. Generally calming

Bromide fixation is actually 50 occasions greater than within like a relatable stage salts. This particular provides a frequently calming effect. Taking a shower using the nutrient wealthy facial cleanser, making use of the shape lotions along with other determine or even face medicines along with Lifeless Ocean Mineral deposits will give you for you personally the characteristically free sensation.

5. Enhances blood circulation

By showering in the Dead Sea and utilizing the mud it has been demonstrated to enhance blood circulation and even enhance blood weight.

In the event that you were to swim in the Sea of Israel, you might glide effectively on account of the high convergance of salt. The Minerals have been clinically demonstrated to expand our physique's circulation; it can likewise help our skin in keeping up its regular dampness. Specialists have observed that it can mend psoriasis, skin inflammation, pimple inflamation and even wrinkles. It likewise helps in recuperating illnesses. A 20 moment shower will draw poisons out of your physique. Numerous shower salts are presently sold available, not every one of them are from true Dead Sea. The point when purchasing your shower salts, read the name precisely. Never forget that if the name does not define that it is from the "Dead Sea" then you won't harvest the profits of the minerals.

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The Benefits That We Can Get From Using Collagen Skin Creams
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Date: March 18, 2014 10:49 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Benefits That We Can Get From Using Collagen Skin Creams

Skin cream

It is safe to say that you are starting to perceive scarcely discernible differences all over? Assuming that yes then now is the right time to act now before it gets most noticeably awful. It's fortunate that a couple of against maturing medications offer to improve the look of your face, neck and hands. One of the numerous options will be collagen skin cream. Might it be able to generate a change to your health or it is simply a plain trick?

What is collagen

Do you know what collagen is? And in addition what it can do on your epidermis? Adequately, it is one of the fundamental proteins and one of imperative establishments of your skin to help keep lines and different indications of maturing endlessly. More level levels of collagen and elastin are normally significant reasons setting off your skin to look wrinkled and listing.

As you develop more established, your physique won't produce as much of those two solid proteins like when you were adolescent. The skin drops flexibility, lists, and additionally becomes scarce making progressively more terrific facial lines. So in the event that you need to keep those things from happening, you have to raise collagen and elastin re-development goes by utilizing the best collagen skin creams.

Collagen skin creams that capacity ought to likewise hold an element called pragmatic keratin. Creams that have this element when connected topically can without much of a stretch pervade profoundly in your skin to energize your singular collagen and elastin to assemble once more.

Benefits of collagen

Observe that collagen skin creams ought to be clear of man-made additives notwithstanding included scents, essentially on the grounds that these are several purposes for touchy response. So rather than these fixings, it must have regular elements and cancer prevention agents like immaculate vitamin e which is an amazing fixing and it is helpful to skin's health. Numerous organizations dodge common kind essentially on the grounds that it takes more.

So recollect that the best creams to help collagen levels ought to be free of lethal aggravations alongside allergens. It ought not have an update that states like "end utilization if reactions show" don't buy that. There are a great deal more extraordinary items accessible available. There is no compelling reason to take a gander at extra hazard.

Collagen skin cream isn't simply a trick or trend, for it is a compelling system for minimizing barely recognizable differences, wrinkles and different indications of maturing. Unquestionably the best and also sheltered method for boosting your cow-like collagen is utilizing a collagen skin cream with common parts loaded with age turning around profits.

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Lion's Mane Mushroom A Nerve Stimulant?
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Date: December 21, 2012 12:50 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Lion's Mane Mushroom A Nerve Stimulant?

Natural sources of nutrition and medication are the only secret to live a energetic, cheerful and long life. Still, the modern day pharmaceutical industry stands in front of this trend as it has to make money by extracting the natural ingredients and selling them back to people. Ancient herbalists had done enough research in finding out medicinal properties within our surroundings.

Mushrooms are one of these potent fungus and such a promising fungus is Lion's Mane Mushroom. It is identified by the botanical name Hericium erinaceus. One Beneficial role is in benefiting the nervous system. Our body secrets a nerve stimulating factor, known as NGF; standing for nerve growth factor. It is responsible for new nerve production. Lion's Mane Mushroom does the same thing (by stimulating NGF secretion) because it heals neurological disorders.

Terrific disorders like Parkinson's disease can be managed with the intake of this mushroom. Children who are given this mushroom with their meals are seen to be more active mentally than any other normal child. They also adapt, accommodate, improvise and decide faster even under stress. As far as other additional benefits are concerned, Lion's Mane Mushroom boosts the immune system. This is a common property of mushrooms though.

So, if you are thinking of adding mushroom dishes to your meals or supply your family with mushroom extracts, that's a smart idea. As these ancient treatment techniques aren't easily accepted by people and benefits of mushrooms are not discussed quite often in public, people don't get to know how powerful & medicinal mushrooms can be.

Who knows, few medicinal properties of mushrooms might not have been identified yet?

Few more benefits of Lion's Mane:

  • Regulates blood sugar level, hence helps in controlling diabetes.
  • It fights against all possible biological reason for Alzheimer's disease.
  • Heals ulcers too.
  • Enriches your memory bank.

Digestive system functions better.

Just get started with this healthy fungus cause you might not want to miss seeing yourself healthy and active till death.

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Hair Growth Vitamins?
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Date: December 20, 2012 08:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Hair Growth Vitamins?

Keep your hair from falling out

Hair and beauty is a trendy industry, which doesn't have any fall back and recession. For a little better hair treatment, you might have to double or triple your budget. So, people living upon a non-stretchable financial background often look for remedies those can be taken in home. Hair fall can be due to shortage of few vitamins too. Few of the vitamins those have active effect upon hair fall are discussed below.

Role of several vitamins in hair growth:

B vitamins help in maintaining the surface of the hair strands and can be taken by eating beans and eggs. Biotin promotes hair growth whereas Vitamin A aids to the immune system so that hair strands stay healthy and less prone to brittleness. Vitamin C helps enhances blood circulation to the hair follicles and scalp making the hair roots stronger. It is found in fruits in adequate amount. Vitamin E helps in oxygen uptake to the scalp, nourishing the follicles.

About Hair Force by KAL:

Hair Force by KAL has the exact proportion of ingredients required for healthy hair. In addition to the above mentioned vitamins it has many useful macro and micro elements like zinc, copper, manganese, silica, inositol, L-methionine, choline, MSM, iron etc.

These are the basic structural components of the biological composition of hair. Vitamin B ingredients like riboflavin, niacin and folic acid control the brittleness of the hair strands. How does Hair Force by KAL work? The minerals and elements provide support to the molecular structure as they are the core building parts of those bio-molecules.

Vitamins keep all desired enzymes and blood circulation to the scalp steady. Few of them also help in tightening the hair follicles. Hair fall is mostly caused by hair brittleness. If all the medicines are taken with time and regular care of the scalp is taken, its guaranteed that significant change in hair fall will appear soon.

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Did You Know without Magnesium, You Could not Survive?
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Date: February 16, 2011 02:04 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Did You Know without Magnesium, You Could not Survive?

Magnesium and your Health

Magnesium is vital to life on all levels. All types of cells in all organisms must maintain a balance of magnesium to support life as we know it, and its presence in human beings is ubiquitous at a cellular level. Low levels of magnesium have been tied to a number of medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and osteoporosis whereas excesses are known to impair functions of tissues and organs, notably nerves cells and the kidneys.

Supplies the Human Body with Energy

Glucose is best known as the primary source of energy of most multicellular organisms, including of course human beings, while adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, is the form of energy yielded by the utilization of glucose within the cells. All forms of carbohydrates and fats from our diet must be broken down into simpler compounds to be able to be converted into ATP that powers cellular activities.

That being said, ATP requires magnesium in its participation in a number of physiological functions. What we refer to as ATP in fact contains ions of magnesium, for the former must be chemically bound to the latter to perform its role in interactions with protein kinases. In fact, it is a common observation that magnesium almost always acts as the functional regulator in the binding of proteins with ATP.

Participates in Enzymatic Reactions

More or less 300 hundred enzymes in the body are dependent on ATP, which we refer to as coenzyme, a kind of chemical compound that binds to protein. Magnesium acts as glue that keeps the enzymes and ATP together, aiding in the catalytic activities brought about by the enzymes and their utilization of ATP. Thus, the metabolic pathways that employ these enzymes rely on the presence of magnesium.

One example of the interaction of ATP with proteins that necessitate magnesium as a divalent cation, in other words functional regulator, is in enzymes that modify the molecular structure of other proteins. These enzymes are transcribed in more than 500 protein genes and affect up to 30 per cent of all proteins in the human body. Moreover, magnesium plays a role in ribosome, the cellular component responsible for creation of RNA copies and the manufacture of proteins.

Magnesium Facilitates Absorption of Calcium

Over 60 per cent of magnesium in the body is stored in the bones, and this fact has become the basis of the recent trend of dietary supplements that utilize magnesium to induce healthy bone density. Indeed low levels of magnesium has been reported to contribute to the degeneration of bones as we age, resulting in porous bone particles in a medical condition called osteoporosis.

Prevents Ailments of the Circulatory System

Since magnesium is essentially everywhere in the body, it significantly impacts the overall health of the circulatory system, notably in the prevention of heart diseases. Not surprisingly, insufficient levels of magnesium have been documented to cause cardiovascular problems, including hypertension and congestive heart failure, and supplementation of magnesium has been noted to cut complications of preexisting circulatory conditions.

Have you had your magnesium today?

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Potassium And Osteoporosis - What They Have In Common!
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Date: January 19, 2011 01:51 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Potassium And Osteoporosis - What They Have In Common!

Potassium is a mineral, in the same column of the Periodic Table as sodium that it resembles. The various solutions of your body are very carefully controlled in the concentration of the electrolytes it contains, and potassium helps to maintain the electrolytic balance in your body cells. NOW - POTASSIUM GLUCONATE 99mg  100 TABS 1

To take an example, menopausal women can tend to secrete calcium and end up suffering osteoporosis, as can older people that are not careful about their diet. That is because most people tend to use too much salt in their diet - salt is sodium chloride, and an excess of sodium over its ideal proportion to potassium can cause loss of certain electrolytes, of which calcium is one.

Simply by increasing the amount of potassium in your diet, you can prevent or even reverse this trend. Potassium and magnesium both help calcium to be incorporated into your bone structure. Vitamin D also helps, but sodium tends to force calcium out. So by maintaining a good level of potassium in your diet you can help to prevent this condition that leads to many problems as you age.

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Natural Soap Bars
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Date: January 20, 2009 09:34 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Natural Soap Bars

With the earth-friendly topic being on so many people’s minds lately, consumers are realizing that using natural personal care products is a simple way to start with a greener lifestyle. Consumer demands for natural personal care products has actually experienced double digit growth consistently for the past few years, with this trend not expected to slow. At the same time, non-natural personal care is typically seeing less than a five percent growth.

Natural is currently one of the fastest growing subcategories of personal care, with a large crossover clientele emerging and many mass, grocery, and drug stores are now offering natural products. Success has moved natural ingredients into mainstream brands, opened doors to food, drug, and mass merchant distribution, and driven major consumer brands to enter the market. Larger mass market companies are now realizing the extreme growth potential and profitability of the natural market as compared to the traditional personal care market.

Manufactures have been trying many different things in the soap market including making soaps for sensitive skin, using fair trade ingredients, and discovering new ways to make creamier and more moisturizing soaps. Consumers are looking for their natural personal care products to have the same easy use and performance level of chemical-based personal care products. There is also an increase in interest in using food-based ingredients, as it is appealing on a consumer level due to the familiarity, because if you can eat it, it must be safe.

Fragrance-free and sensitive-sin products are also on the rise, with thirty percent of the population reporting some sensitivity to fragrance, while more than eighty percent report that exposure to fragrances is bothersome, with many synthetic fragrances containing phthalates, which are linked to birth defects and health-related issues. However, the consumer must know that there is actually a difference between unscented and fragrance-free. Unscented products mask the odor of the actual formula with a fragrance, which leaves the potential for skin irritation and allergic reactions.

The Natural Products Association recently launched a Natural Care Product Seal and Standard so that consumers could more easily identify products with truly natural ingredients. Adhering to these requirements can prove difficult for manufactures of natural soaps. Soaps and creams present several challenges to formulators who are seeking to avoid chemicals and synthetic materials. Soaps made according to the above standards will cleanse skin and hair, although they may have an appearance and texture that was different than many consumers are use to. These soaps may be thin, create minimal foam, and may have a shorter shelf life than other natural products that are made according to alternative ingredient standards.

Although bar soaps are staple products year round, liquid soaps are currently gaining popularity, as bar soaps are often drying to the skin and have a high pH. Liquid soaps, on the other hand, have a pH closer to that of skin and also have the ability to moisturize. The market should see an increase in liquid soaps in the future, as the population ages and skin is drier and needs more moisture, leaving the moisturizing abilities of liquid soaps to meet these needs.

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Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin D
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Date: August 06, 2008 12:32 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin D

Osteoporosis has always been known to threaten women, as it afflicts 8 million females in the US, but this bone-thinning disorder is becoming a serious public health issue among men also. More than 2 million men may be at risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures, with 6% of them over age 50 will experience a hip fracture as a result of this disease. Even though osteoporosis does not affect men as often as it does women, the risk for men increases with age, with the risk factors being similar to those of women. Osteoporosis often shows no symptom until a bone fracture occurs, which makes early detection extremely important.

With new bone material constantly replacing the old, more bone is produced than removed during childhood, which lets the skeleton grow. Bone mass peaks for most people during their 30s, with the processing reversing itself afterwards. The amount of bone slowly begins to decline as the removal of old exceeds the formation of new. Because female hormone production drops rapidly at menopause, this condition is immediately associated with increased bone loss. Hormonal changes in men occur much more slowly, with testosterone levels declining about 1% each year after the age of 40, remaining unnoticeable until after age 60.

Women lose bone more rapidly than men up until after age 65, when the rates equal out. The absorption of calcium decreases in both sexes, while excessive bone loss increases the fragility of bones, leading to fractures in the hip, spine, and wrist. Women begin to get spine fractures in their late 50s, while men take about 10 years longer for this to begin, which can partially be attributed to their larger skeletons, which takes longer for osteoporosis to develop.

Along with being brought on by advancing age and lower testosterone levels, osteoporosis can develop due to small stature, smoking, excessive alcohol intake, gastric cancer, HIV infection, celiac disease, various medications, and growth hormone deficiency. Because nothing can be done about one’s stature, some basic lifestyle adjustments, such as not smoking, limiting alcohol consumption to no more than two drinks each day, and increasing exercise, can help a man protect his bones. A man should also look for treatment for any other underlying medical conditions that affect bone health.

Calcium, one of the best known nutrients associated with healthy bones, needs help to provide maximum protection. Therefore, other skeleton-strengthening minerals necessary are magnesium, which regulates calcium transport within the body; zinc, which is required for collagen; and boron, which is a trace element that helps the body to use calcium, magnesium, and other minerals. Boron is also important because it activates vitamin D.

Finally, vitamin D is another key bone nutrient. In order to ensure adequate D intake, at least 10 minutes of sunlight a day or dietary supplements is important. In colder, cloudier times, vitamin D supplementation is highly recommended. Additionally, B vitamin deficiencies have often been associated with an increased chance of developing osteoporosis. The best way for a man to avoid osteoporosis is to be aware of his risk. The knowledge of osteoporosis in women has led to a downward trend in women breaking hips, but the incidence is still going up for men.



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