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Andrographis Darrell Miller 7/30/19
Can reishi mushrooms help prevent cancer and other life-threateningdiseases? Darrell Miller 5/3/19
Health Benefits of ginger tea Darrell Miller 4/13/19
Monolaurin The Most Beneficial Compound in Coconut Oil? Darrell Miller 1/11/19
5 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Potassium and How To Overcome It Darrell Miller 2/21/18
Tanzania: Here's Why Vitamin D Matters for Good Health Darrell Miller 12/22/17
Lactic acid bacteria can protect against Influenza A virus, study finds Darrell Miller 12/19/17
Quinn on Nutrition: Understanding our body's microbiota Darrell Miller 11/20/17
Healthy gut bacteria improve immunity Darrell Miller 7/7/17
Prescription antibiotics almost always completely useless for UTIs in older women, study finds Darrell Miller 6/20/17
What Causes Cancer? Here Are 11 Unexpected Things Darrell Miller 6/5/17
Immunity Bomb – Homemade Remedy For Viruses And Colds!! Darrell Miller 5/28/17
Garlic Oil – Amazing Cure For Ear Aches And Infections!! Darrell Miller 5/22/17
Compound in turmeric found to suppress viruses, including hepatitis, herpes, chikungunya, influenza-A, HIV and HPV Darrell Miller 5/17/17
Health benefits of mushrooms: 10 interesting health benefits of mushrooms nobody told you about Darrell Miller 4/16/17
How Gut Inflammation Drives the Evolution of Harmful Bacteria Darrell Miller 3/20/17
Six immune-building foods and herbs you need to consume to stay healthy Darrell Miller 3/3/17
5 things you need to know about antimicrobial resistance Darrell Miller 3/1/17
Health Benefits Of Peppermint | Best Health And Food Tips Darrell Miller 1/31/17
Top 6 Foods That Boast Excellent Anti-Inflammatory Properties Darrell Miller 1/29/17
Fight your sickness by making your own DIY all-natural cough syrup Darrell Miller 12/29/16
7 Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Must Add to Your Diet Darrell Miller 12/29/16
Do You Know The Benefits Of Olive Leaf Extract? Darrell Miller 12/20/16
Protect yourself from flu season with these natural cold remedies Darrell Miller 12/11/16
Is sunlight the health secret we all overlook? Darrell Miller 12/7/16
Five ways to avoid germs while traveling Darrell Miller 12/6/16
Prevent chronic inflammation with a healthy diet Darrell Miller 11/17/16
Prevent chronic inflammation with a healthy diet Darrell Miller 11/6/16
Health experts share the top home remedies for fighting a cold Darrell Miller 11/5/16
Top 10 amazing, indigenous, all-natural cures from around the world Darrell Miller 11/5/16
Improve Your Immune System. Darrell Miller 11/3/16
Why hydrogen peroxide should be in every home Darrell Miller 11/3/16
Some Benefits of Licorice Root Darrell Miller 9/28/16
Bulletproof coffee - coconut and butter does improve health Darrell Miller 9/23/16
Listeria and its prevention Darrell Miller 9/21/16
Learn how iodide can fix hemorrhoids over night Darrell Miller 10/25/15
Thyroid Health and Selenium Darrell Miller 8/12/15
Can Peppermint Tea Sooth An Upset Stomach? Darrell Miller 8/3/15
What are the Health Benefits of Beta-Glucans Darrell Miller 12/22/14
What Mushrooms Help Fight Cancer? Darrell Miller 5/27/14
EGCG in green tea Darrell Miller 5/10/14
Can Ivy (Hedra helix) Support Healthy Airways And Lungs? Darrell Miller 4/19/14
Blueberry Have a lot of Healing Properties Darrell Miller 3/26/14
Does Mangosteen Fruit Have Healing Properties? Darrell Miller 3/25/14
Why Zinc is Important for the Body Darrell Miller 12/21/13
colostral can help boost immunity Darrell Miller 12/17/13
What Makes Beta Carotene The Safer Vitamin A. Darrell Miller 11/15/13
How cat's claw as a natural immune system booster to treat and prevent diseases Darrell Miller 11/1/13
What Are The Benefits Of Turmeric Extract? Darrell Miller 6/4/13
Health benefits of Bromelain and its mechanism of fighting inflammation Darrell Miller 4/20/13




Andrographis
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Date: July 30, 2019 02:31 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Andrographis

Dear Friends,

I believe there’s an essential herb that everyone should be aware of, though not to many realize the powerful benefits of this near miracle botanical. This one nutrient has the ability to strengthen the immune system while also enhancing cardiovascular health, liver and kidney function, joint mobility, and much more. Recent studies have shown this herb to be three times more effective than milk thistle for liver health. And while I know there’s no miracle supplement, that can prevent all disease, there are a growing number of studies to show that this herb can promote overall health and well-being in a tremendous way.

This herb, which I respect and hold in high regard, is andrographis. I believe it’s the next up-and-coming superstar in botanical medicine, and for good reason. I am not yet at liberty to give you the full details on a recent study, but I can tell you the results are impressive. The study involved treating three different groups of animals that had cancerous tumors. One group of animals was treated with curcumin, the second group was treated with french grape seed extract, and the third group was treated with andrographis. And while all three herbs were beneficial in this study, andrographis proved to be the most effective in reducing the cancerous tumors in the animals. I can’t wait to share the study details when it’s published.

It’s no wonder that andrographis has been used in natural medicine for years, due to its powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, cancer-preventive, neuroprotective, and immune-stimulating properties. In fact, andrographis is the subject of over 800 studies in the National Institute of Health’s PubMed online database, with more to come!

You’ll learn how this amazing herb:

  • Strengthens immune defenses
  • Stops viruses and resistant bacteria
  • Protects the liver
  • Prevents tumors and cell damage
  • Soothes digestive disorders
  • Prevents pain, inflammation, and arthritis symptoms
  • Supports energy and resilience
  • Protects heart and arteries

And the benefits don’t stop there. Please take the time to read more at TerryTalksNutrition.com

In Good health,

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Can reishi mushrooms help prevent cancer and other life-threateningdiseases?
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Date: May 03, 2019 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can reishi mushrooms help prevent cancer and other life-threateningdiseases?





Reishi mushrooms and reishi extract have substantial health benefits, especially for boosting your immune system. Reishi mushrooms include a diverse array of bioactive compounds that, collectively, may boost cellular metabolism and restore the efficiency that the immune system tends to lose over time. Studies also indicate that reishi mushroom compounds may help induce immune cells to target cancer cells more aggressively, and boost the cancer-fighting functions of the spleen and thymus. Reishi mushrooms extracts may also help boost your overall immune system response against viruses and other pathogens.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eating reishi mushrooms better prepares the immune system of the body for diseases that might attack it such as hepatitis B, cancer, and human immunodeficiency syndrome.
  • Reishi mushroom extracts have been shown to variously restrict the growth of timorous cells thereby decreasing one’s risk of getting cancer and extending one’s life.
  • Reishi mushroom’s status as a powerful and active superfood is made stabilized by the presence of various bio-active molecules which work together in the mushroom.

"Reishi mushroom extracts can block the human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, and other infectious microbes from compromising the health of the targeted organs."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-28-can-reishi-mushrooms-help-prevent-cancer-and-other-life-threatening-diseases.html

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Health Benefits of ginger tea
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Date: April 13, 2019 11:20 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health Benefits of ginger tea





Ginger tea’s smell and hot taste is widely used in home remedies. There are many health benefits, including treatment of nausea. Drinking a cup may prevent nausea while traveling. Ginger tea improves digestion. The tea increases the absorption of food and reduces stomach pain. The respiratory system also benefits. Ginger tea can combat viruses that can cause cold, cough, and flu. The tea also improves blood circulation that can prevent fever, sweating, and chills. Curing menstrual cramps is another use for ginger tea. Simply dip a towel in ginger tea and place it over the lower abdomen. Remember doctors recommend consuming three to four grams maximum, too much ginger tea can cause gas and heartburn.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ginger tea can help soothe morning sickness, and is completely safe to drink while pregnant.
  • Ginger tea is an antioxidant and can boost the strength of your immune system and help combat respiratory illnesses.
  • Drinking more than the recommended amount of ginger tea can cause unpleasant effects like bloating and heartburn.

"Ginger tea may help with everything from motion sickness to cardiovascular diseases."

Read more: http://www.apnlive.com/lifestyle/health-benefits-ginger-tea-56216

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Monolaurin The Most Beneficial Compound in Coconut Oil?
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Date: January 11, 2019 08:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Monolaurin The Most Beneficial Compound in Coconut Oil?





We're constantly hearing about the benefits associated with coconut oil, but many of us are unaware of what actually causes coconut oil to be so healthy for our bodies. The main compound found in coconut oil that has positive health benefits is called monolaurin. Monolaurin derives from lauric acid, and it is able to kill off viruses and bacteria due to it being a natural antimicrobial. It can also help in preventing the phenomenon known as antibiotic resistance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Monolaurin is the secret why coconut has so many beneficial uses and also why breast milk has a lot of immune-boosting benefits to babies.
  • Monolaurin is an antiviral agent and that is why it is used to treat many viral infections such as flu, common cold, herpes, and shingles.
  • Monolaurin can be used to treat herpes virus by applying coconut oil to the areas where one has cold sores which are caused by herpes.

"In nature, lauric acid is a precursor to monolaurin, which is an even more powerful antimicrobial agent than lauric acid. When your body digests lauric acid, certain enzymes within the digestive tract form this beneficial monoglyceride known as monolaurin."

Read more: https://draxe.com/monolaurin/

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5 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Potassium and How To Overcome It
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Date: February 21, 2018 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Potassium and How To Overcome It





When we are sick, we lose vitamins and minerals. We lose electrolytes through the flu and stomach viruses. When we lack potassium if we have water retention. Numberness or tingling can be caused to the loss of potassium. Potassium is responsible for the nervous system. The rhythm that a heart beats to can be changed when we do not have enough potassium in our system. Fruits are great for their levels of potassium, especially pomegranates and apricots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0_7mkwycFs&rel=0

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Tanzania: Here's Why Vitamin D Matters for Good Health
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Date: December 22, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Tanzania: Here's Why Vitamin D Matters for Good Health





Vitamin D is one of our essential nutrients. It is well known for its role in building bones since it is needed to bind to calcium, but it is also highly necessary for proper nerve function. While vitamin D is easy to get from the sun, one needs to watch their exposure to ensure they don't get burned or skin cancer from overexposure. Overall drinking and eating milk products fortified with vitamin D is one of our best ways to get it

Key Takeaways:

  • Vitamin D is a required nutrient, not only for bone growth but for nerve functionality.
  • Vitamin D is fat soluble and found in many foods and even made by getting daily sun.
  • Experts warn to limit your sun exposure due to increased risk for burns or even skin cancer.

"Some of the key functions of Vitamin D is to boost immune system of our bodies (fight off invading bacteria and viruses) and to maintain strong bones."

Read more: http://allafrica.com/stories/201712190807.html

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Lactic acid bacteria can protect against Influenza A virus, study finds
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Date: December 19, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Lactic acid bacteria can protect against Influenza A virus, study finds





Researchers have shown that lactic acid bacteria (LAB) may provide broad protection against influenza viruses. LAB are best known for their human gut floral maintenance, fermentative activity, and preservative capacity. LAB are widely used in food industry, such as in the preparation of fermented dairy products, pickling of vegetables, and baking. LAB have many health benefits, such as alleviation of diarrhea, stimulation of immune system, inhibition of infections, and prevention of certain diseases. So, LAB have been classified as probiotics. Previous studies have suggested that many LAB strains protect mice against influenza virus. The aim of the new study is to further explore the antiviral effect of LAB.

Key Takeaways:

  • The current seasonal vaccines are readily available but only work well when when vaccine strains and circulating influenza viruses are well matched.
  • The probiotics commonly used to regulate digestive issues can potentially offer protection agains Influenza A
  • After testing on mice in labs, they are beginning to feel confident that these probiotics can be offered in a nasal spray to humans.

"Our study provides evidence that heat-killed lactic acid bacteria could potentially be administered via a nasal spray as a prophylactic drug against non-specific influenza virus infections."

Read more: https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/gsu-lab121317.php

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Quinn on Nutrition: Understanding our body's microbiota
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Date: November 20, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Quinn on Nutrition: Understanding our body's microbiota





Microbiota is the medical term used to describe the countless bacteria, viruses and fungi swimming around on our bodies. There are good guys named Probiotics in this microscopic world. They are our hero in this story. There is a never ending battle going on right now inside of our bodies. We are continually under attack from bad bacteria and viruses. If the bad guys outnumber our hero, then we get sick. It is of vital importance that we send in reinforcements to ensure our hero has the force it needs to protect us. That means we have to eat foods high in probiotics or take a daily probiotic supplement. Our hero also needs to eat. Probiotics thrive on dietary fiber that is found in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods. Following a healthy diverse diet keeps our probiotic hero happy. Thus keeping us healthy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Microbiota are the bacteria, viruses and fungi that inhabit our body.
  • Probiotics are the good guys that fight off the bad microbiota in a never ending battle in our bodies.
  • Eating a healthy diverse diet that is high in probiotics is key to staying healthy.

"Eat moderate amounts of a variety of foods, especially plant foods high in fiber. Exercise. And manage stress. That's the formula for health."

Read more: http://www.montereyherald.com/article/NF/20171107/FEATURES/171109890

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Healthy gut bacteria improve immunity
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Date: July 07, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Healthy gut bacteria improve immunity





Having healthy gut bacteria improves your overall immunity. The human body has ten times the amount of bacteria than cells do. These bacteria live on the skin and in the mouth and in the intestines. Many people turn to hand sanitizing to solver their problems. But, that can actually do more harm than good if you use a lot of it. There are studies that show no matter how much hand sanitizing you do, you will still have tons of bacteria in you.

Key Takeaways:

  • no matter how much hand sanitizer people use, their bodies are filled with good bacteria and other microbes.
  • Helpful bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi that live in the body make up the microbiome which helps us digest food, protect us against disease-causing bacteria and make vitamins.
  • eating fruits and vegetables, limiting processed food, and consuming at least 25 grams of fiber a day can help rebuild good bacteria in the body.

"Consider adding probiotics to the diet, preferably through natural foods rather than supplements."

Read more: http://www.centredaily.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/article159366034.html

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Prescription antibiotics almost always completely useless for UTIs in older women, study finds
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Date: June 20, 2017 07:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Prescription antibiotics almost always completely useless for UTIs in older women, study finds





A study has found that antibiotics are almost always completely useless for UTIs in older women. They actually may even cause more harm than good in older patients that suffer from urinary tract infection. The scientific community has gained a greater understanding of the types of bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that are present in the human body. But, there are still certain groups that may gain some benefit from the use of antibiotics to treat UTI.

Read more: Prescription antibiotics almost always completely useless for UTIs in older women, study finds

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What Causes Cancer? Here Are 11 Unexpected Things
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Date: June 05, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Causes Cancer? Here Are 11 Unexpected Things





Many things are supposed to cause cancer. Some of them are found in the home and elsewhere in our daily lives. It can be hard to know exactly what to worry about. People worry all the time but don't know all of the dangers. This talks about eleven things you might want to avoid. Cancer can hurt us a great deal. It can even be fatal. Yes, there are treatments but prevention is the most important. Knowing what to avoid can help us stay healthier.

Key Takeaways:

  • 39.6% of the population will eventually suffer from cancer. It's one of the main causes of death.
  • Genetics, obesity, poor diet, hormonal imbalance, and chronic inflammation, can all cause cancer.
  • There are some lesser known causes such as where you live, some viruses and bacteria, scented candles and air fresheners, sunscreen and other things.

"Previous research shows that genetics account for only about half of all cancers, suggesting environmental exposures and socioeconomic factors may also play a role."

Read more: https://draxe.com/what-causes-cancer/

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Immunity Bomb – Homemade Remedy For Viruses And Colds!!
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Date: May 28, 2017 05:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Immunity Bomb – Homemade Remedy For viruses And Colds!!





Immunity Bomb is a drink to help get you through that time of year when colds and other viruses run rampant through our immune systems. A simple concoction you can make at home, Immunity Bomb contains ingredients such as lemon, honey, ginger, and chili powder among others, giving it a powerful kick that will kick that cold right out of you. Immunity Bomb is just what you need to keep your body feeling good and going strong all year round.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPJ5uV4g6BQ&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • The environment that we are in can cause viruses in our bodies.
  • Lemons are a key component of this recipe which means that they are good for immunity.
  • YouTube allows viewers to subscribe to channels so they can see all the videos posted by someone.

"If you want to strengthen your body in a natural and healthy way and cure colds and viruses, prepare this simple and delicious drink!"

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Garlic Oil – Amazing Cure For Ear Aches And Infections!!
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Date: May 22, 2017 04:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Garlic Oil – Amazing Cure For Ear Aches And Infections!!





Garlic is a natural antibiotic. There are many other health benefits as well. It has been used for infections for millennia. Ear pain is one other thing it cures. This is usually caused by an ear infection. Garlic oil applied to the ear can make you feel better. This gives advice on garlic oil for infections and ear pain, and it is a healthy, natural remedy so doesn't have the side effects medications could have.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORJXvvTe-wQ&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • garlic oil can cure ear aches and many kinds of infections
  • a good percentage of ear infections are caused by viruses
  • the body will heal itself without the use of antibiotics. garlic oil will help ease ear infections

"One of the most effective natural remedies for earaches and ear infections is garlic oil"

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Compound in turmeric found to suppress viruses, including hepatitis, herpes, chikungunya, influenza-A, HIV and HPV
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Date: May 17, 2017 03:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Compound in turmeric found to suppress viruses, including hepatitis, herpes, chikungunya, influenza-A, HIV and HPV





Recent studies on curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, in addition to treating cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's can also be effective against several concerning viruses. Cur cumin affects the ability of many viruses to infect healthy cells in the body, causing damage. Positive results have come from several viral studies including hepatitis, HPV, Zika , and even HIV among other viruses. Further research is necessary but turmeric has so far shown that it useful and should be taken medicinally.

Key Takeaways:

  • Curcumin, a substance found in turmeric, has recently been shown to decrease the ability of Hepatitis C to infect cells.
  • A turmeric-derived compound called curcumin may be a potent tool in the fight against Zika.
  • Curcumin may help combat sexually transmitted diseases such as HPV and herpes, because it impairs the ability of the viruses to spread to new cells.

"According to a team of researchers from the Pasteur Institute in France, the turmeric compound not only inhibited the growth of zika and chikungunya viruses, but also halted the ability of these harmful viruses to infect otherwise healthy cells."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-05-11-compound-in-turmeric-found-to-suppress-a-number-of-significant-viruses-including-hepatitis-herpes-chikungunya-virus-influenza-a-hiv-and-hpv.html

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Health benefits of mushrooms: 10 interesting health benefits of mushrooms nobody told you about
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Date: April 16, 2017 01:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health benefits of mushrooms: 10 interesting health benefits of mushrooms nobody told you about





If you don't eat mushrooms, you may be missing on the many health benefits they provide. Mushrooms contain copious amounts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and protein. They can help prevent prostate and breast cancer, maintain bone health, gives the immune system a boost, gets rid of anemia, fights free radicals, lowers cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, strengthens hair and teeth, and lowers blood pressure. Read this article for further details into this wondrous plant and then go eat some mushrooms!

Key Takeaways:

  • -Mushrooms contain conjugated Linoleic Acid and Beta-Glucans, which have anti-carcinogenic effect and help in the prevention of prostate and breast cancer
  • -Mushrooms are the only vegetable source of vitamin D as it produces the vitamin when exposed to sunlight.
  • -The beta glucans present in the mushroom protects against flu, cold and other viruses.

"Mushrooms are fungi that do not contain chlorophyll and extract nutrients from decaying animal and plant matter."

Read more: https://in.news.yahoo.com/health-benefits-mushrooms-10-interesting-104312300.html

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How Gut Inflammation Drives the Evolution of Harmful Bacteria
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Date: March 20, 2017 10:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Gut Inflammation Drives the Evolution of Harmful Bacteria





A study in mice has found that gut inflammation increases the success of bacterial viruses, which causes them to evolve more quickly. In the study, mice were infected with a strain of salmonella that had been infected with a bacteriophage. Gut inflammation in the mice causes the salmonella bacteria to be stressed, which allowed the bacteriophages to proliferate and resultantly spread even faster to other salmonella cells, potentially taking with them genes that benefit the bacteria. The scientists behind the study think that inflammation reduction may have promise as a treatment for infections, because it does not promote pathogens' increasing virulence and resistance.

Read more: How Gut Inflammation Drives the Evolution of Harmful Bacteria

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Six immune-building foods and herbs you need to consume to stay healthy
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Date: March 03, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Six immune-building foods and herbs you need to consume to stay healthy





If you're looking for ways to prevent winter colds and the flu, your first step should be a visit to your local grocery store. Feeding your body certain foods may help to keep your immune system running strong. Plan your meals to include the following powerful immune system boosters. You may increase everyone’s chances of fending off those winter bugs before they get sick.

Key Takeaways:

  • Usually, your immune system does an excellent job of protecting your body against disease-causing microbes.
  • However, sometimes bacteria or viruses can slip past your body’s defense line and make you sick.
  • Iron plays a crucial role in the cytokine-mediated immune response. Too little of this vital trace element can cause inflammation.

"Usually, your immune system does an excellent job of protecting your body against disease-causing microbes. However, sometimes bacteria or viruses can slip past your body’s defense line."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/2017-02-28-six-immune-building-foods-and-herbs-you-need-to-consume-to-stay-healthy.html

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5 things you need to know about antimicrobial resistance
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Date: March 01, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 things you need to know about antimicrobial resistance





Antimicrobial resistance is becoming more prevalent and is very dangerous as bacterias that once could be treated by antibiotics are becoming resistant, hence the term Superbug. These superbugs cause thousands of deaths a year. There are some things you can do to prevent this starting with washing your hands. Read the article and find out more!

Key Takeaways:

  • Global leaders met at the United Nationals General Assembly to address what experts are calling the biggest threats to global health, antimicrobial resistance.
  • It is only the fourth time in UN history that a health issue has been discussed at the assembly
  • Antimicrobial resistance is when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites become resistant to the drugs typically used to treat people infected by them.

"Antimicrobial resistance, commonly called AMR, is when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites become resistant to the drugs typically used to treat people infected by them."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/09/21/health/what-is-antimicrobial-resistance-amr/index.html

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Health Benefits Of Peppermint | Best Health And Food Tips
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Date: January 31, 2017 06:13 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health Benefits Of Peppermint | Best Health And Food Tips





There are many health benefits to peppermint. It helps people with their digestion. It can help relieve painful gas as well. It is also a great cold and flu remedy. It kills bacteria and viruses. It is also great for your skin and protects away from cancer. These are just some of the amazing benefits that peppermint offers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUtywb1iKWI&rel=0

Key Takeaways:

  • Peppermint oil calms the stomach and aids digestion.
  • Peppermint oil helps with colds and flu.
  • Peppermint oil has been shown to prevent cancer in animals.

"Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint."

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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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Fight your sickness by making your own DIY all-natural cough syrup
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Date: December 29, 2016 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fight your sickness by making your own DIY all-natural cough syrup





Most people get sick during the winter months although it's not the cold weather that actually makes you sick. People don't go out as much during the winter and are around others more which makes it easier for the bacteria and viruses to spread. Eating healthy, drinking enough filtered water and getting enough exercise are among some of the things you can do to keep your body healthy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Most germs that cause the common cold spread more quickly in cold, dry air.
  • Furthermore, during the winter months, people spend more time indoors and closer to each other, which makes it easier for the bacteria and viruses to spread.
  • Of course, there are a few things you can do to prevent sickness in the first place. Keeping up your healthy eating habits, boosting your immune system, drinking enough filtered water during the day, washing your hands regularly, eating wholesome foods, and getting an adequate amount of exercise and sleep are all good examples of how to keep your body healthy and clean.

"Most germs that cause the common cold spread more quickly in cold, dry air. Furthermore, during the winter months, people spend more time indoors and closer to each other, which makes it easier for the bacteria and viruses to spread."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/2016-12-22-fight-your-sickness-by-making-your-own-diy-all-natural-cough-syrup.html

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7 Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Must Add to Your Diet
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Date: December 29, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 7 Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Must Add to Your Diet





Describes the various benefits of foods that can help people reduce inflammation in their bodies. Anti-inflammatory foods can reduce the amount of potentially harmful free radicals in your body. Has a list of some of the top foods that people can add to their diet and improve their overall health.

Key Takeaways:

  • One of the most powerful ways to combat inflammation is to fortify your diet with anti-inflammatory foods that can balance it out in your body. Certain
  • Certain enzymes present in walnuts inhibit production of neurotransmitters that cause pain and swelling.
  • Our body has a natural defense mechanism that fights anything unrecognizable that enters it such as microbes, viruses or chemicals.

"One of the most powerful ways to combat inflammation is to fortify your diet with anti-inflammatory foods that can balance it out in your body."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//food.ndtv.com/health/7-best-anti-inflammatory-foods-you-must-add-to-your-diet-1640371&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHWM3JxO5I3sYZuB_p2rgFYvbsSvQ

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Do You Know The Benefits Of Olive Leaf Extract?
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Date: December 20, 2016 06:08 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Do You Know The Benefits Of Olive Leaf Extract?

Olive leaf extract offers several health benefits that you cannot get from other types of extracts. It has a wide range of unique health properties that work against symptoms and diseases. Here are some of the major benefits.

Prevention and inhibition of cancer

One of the major benefits of olive leaf extract is that it has the ability to offer protection against breast cancer. The good thing is that it helps prevention of the escalation of the problem at an early stage in its growth cycle.

Boost development of bones

Olive oil extract helps in stimulation of the production of bone building cells also referred as osteoblasts. This helps in prevention of the loss of bone density and helps in fighting osteoporosis.

Antibacterial and antiviral properties

The compounds found in olive leaf extract contain a unique feature that makes it have the ability to fight against different microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria. The compounds impair viruses, thus making them lack the ability to develop amino acids. This makes it impossible for them to reproduce and multiply. These compounds act against microorganisms in a way that antibiotics cannot.

Antioxidant effect

Olive leaf extract has several phenols, which are antioxidants that help in neutralizing the action of free radicals. Free radicals refer to active substances that destroy the process of DNA creation.

Anti inflammatory properties

Another common use of the olive oil extract is that it helps in treatment of various infections in the body. Oleuropein which is one of its major compound has anti microbial activity that helps reduce and boost inflammation. This means that it helps in reducing inflammation in the body.

Lower blood pressure

Studies have showed that oleuropein has the ability to relax your blood vessels, reduce blood pressure and helps in prevention of blood clot formation. It also helps stop irregular heartbeat, balance blood sugar levels and improve flow of blood in the coronary arteries.


References

https://draxe.com/olive-leaf-benefits/

www.about-olive-leaf-extract.com/benefits-of-olive-leaf-extract.html

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Protect yourself from flu season with these natural cold remedies
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Date: December 11, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Protect yourself from flu season with these natural cold remedies





The common cold is an infection of your nose and throat caused by viruses. We typically catch between two and four colds a year. There is some evidence suggesting that people with higher levels of vitamin D may have a reduced risk of catching the common cold. Astragalus root has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to strengthen immunity and prevent colds and flu. Studies have found that astragalus has antiviral properties and stimulates the immune system, although there have been no clinical trials examining the effectiveness of astragalus against colds in humans.

Key Takeaways:

  • Like clockwork, the cold and flu season is nearly upon once again. Cooler fall weather, kids heading back to school and other factors all contribute to the spread of influenza.
  • The fact is humans have used natural cold remedies to relieve symptoms of cold and flu since the earliest of times.
  • Also, a Zulu cold treatment that is made from the South African geranium Pelargonium sidoide is now a best-selling cold remedy the world over, because it, too, is supported by clinical research.

"For instance, elderberries have been used as medicine since the Stone Age, according to Melanie Grimes, scholar, academic, author and homeopathic expert."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/056193_flu_season_natural_remedies_Big_Pharma.html

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





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

Key Takeaways:

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

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



Reference:

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

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Five ways to avoid germs while traveling
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Date: December 06, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Five ways to avoid germs while traveling





Different areas of the world have different germs and it is easy to pick up a germ you are not resistant to already. No one wants to get sick when they travel and ruin their vacation or business trip. This article will explain five different ways to avoid picking up new germs while you travel.

Key Takeaways:

  • "The risk of contracting a contagious illness is heightened when we travel within any enclosed space, especially during the winter months, when most of the respiratory viruses thrive," Gendreau said.
  • Studies show that germs can travel easily on an airplane, where people are packed together like sardines.
  • For example, a woman on a 1994 flight from Chicago to Honolulu transmitted drug-resistant tuberculosis to at least six of her fellow passengers, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study.

"Gendreau studies germiness while traveling, and he knows just how infectious travel can be."



Reference:

//www.cnn.com/2016/11/18/health/avoid-germs-while-traveling/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_health+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Health%29

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Prevent chronic inflammation with a healthy diet
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Date: November 17, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Prevent chronic inflammation with a healthy diet





It has come to light in the past 20 years that fat cells are little factories that pump out hormones and immune system chemicals that can increase inflammation throughout the body. This is quite different from the energy storehouses we thought they were. In order to reduce inflammation, and the risk of certain diseases, the best thing we can do it eat foods that decrease the amount of fat stores. This means avoiding fried and sugary foods and instead opting for fresh fruits and vegetables that help fight inflammation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Inflammation in the body is a double-edged sword
  • Short-lived inflammation, directed by your immune system at invaders like bacteria or viruses, protects your health
  • By choosing the right foods, you may be able to reduce your risk of illness

"Inflammation in the body is a double-edged sword. Short-lived inflammation, directed by your immune system at invaders like bacteria or viruses, protects your health."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//goldenisles.news/opinion/advice_columns/prevent-chronic-inflammation-with-a-healthy-diet/article_bb7cf8ab-62a3-5920-8ff0-4bb75a5b7cad.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGzh3dzahm9rhw4AFuokqZfVR8QXQ

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Prevent chronic inflammation with a healthy diet
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Date: November 06, 2016 03:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Prevent chronic inflammation with a healthy diet



Chronic inflammation affects thousands of men and women, disrupting their life and making pain a normal way of doing things. Perhaps it is time to look at your diet if you want to prevent the condition. According to this information, a healthy diet may be key in the elimination and prevention of chronic inflammation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Inflammation in the body is a double-edged sword. Short-lived inflammation, directed by your immune system at invaders like bacteria or viruses, protects your health.
  • By choosing the right foods, you may be able to reduce your risk of illness. Consistently pick the wrong foods, however, and you might speed up the inflammatory disease process.
  • The same foods that contribute to inflammation are already generally considered bad for our health, so it's easier to remember them.

"Inflammation in the body is a double-edged sword. Short-lived inflammation, directed by your immune system at invaders like bacteria or viruses, protects your health."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//auburnpub.com/onlyinprint/dr-k/prevent-chronic-inflammation-with-a-healthy-diet/article_d939b059-ddec-5bac-a964-b296de9ff7b9.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNH6PfCLlApyvCRwou2B9F5jk-iH1w


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Health experts share the top home remedies for fighting a cold
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Date: November 05, 2016 01:49 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health experts share the top home remedies for fighting a cold



Cold season is rushing upon us quickly and now is the perfect time for you to learn the remedies that will keep you protected against illness. Why spend all winter sick and in the bed when the top cold fighting remedies are shared with you here? This article has the top information that you need.

Key Takeaways:

  • Because cold viruses are immune to antibiotics, it's possible some non-medical assistance could assist cold-sufferers in their quest to get over a cold, or shorten its duration.
  • Common sense solutions include, getting bed rest, hydrating, taking hot showers and gargling with salt, especially useful for raw throats.
  • Two natural items that may also combat the cold virus and its effects are garlic and echinacea.

"If you feel the first signs of a scratchy throat, Jeannie Kim, executive deputy editor, recommends a salt-water gargle."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/055840_cold_symptoms_natural_remedies_immune_booster.html


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Top 10 amazing, indigenous, all-natural cures from around the world
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Date: November 05, 2016 10:54 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Top 10 amazing, indigenous, all-natural cures from around the world



When it comes to medicine what you put in to your body is important. For centuries people used natural cures from around the world to cure what ails them. Today we are quick to look to traditional medicine but perhaps it is time we step off the beaten path.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hemp seed oil has a 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids that best supports heart health and promotes proper cardiovascular function, thus preventing degenerative diseases.
  • Made from the roots and stems of the cannabis plant, cannabidiol yields none of the psychoactive compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that marijuana contains. Also known as the "ultimate preventative medicine," "the miracle herb," and even referred to as "the forbidden medicine," CBD is a medical wonder, having anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, including the support of mitochondrial function at the cellular level.
  • Pharmaceutical companies wish they could patent it. Produced from the perennial herb oregano, the oil is loaded with antioxidants that annihilate the free radicals that cause cancer. One of the most potent remedies in the world, oregano oil beats down viruses and knocks back allergies to pollen.

"Try the top 10 amazing, indigenous, all-natural cures from around the world, and never suffer another side effect, never perpetuate illness, and never, ever eat cancer again."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/055836_natural_cures_indigenous_medicine_healing_plants.html


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Improve Your Immune System.
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Date: November 03, 2016 10:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Improve Your Immune System.

Our bodies have a defense mechanism called immune system designed to protect us against unknown invaders that attack our body. Immune system is a system of biological structures and processes guarding us against illness. It identifies a wide array of foreign agents such as viruses, parasitic worms, bacteria, microbes, toxins that invade our body and differentiates them from healthy tissues.

The immune system is complex, intricate and interesting. Things like fevers, hives, and inflammation can all be understood with the working of immune system. Generally, immune system does an amazing job defending us against disease. The problem starts when it fails. This happens when a germ invades our body successfully and makes us sick or causes a fever. To decrease the rate of such incidents it is important for us to make our immune system stronger.

Our immune system also brings to exhaust from years of defending so improving the immune system is extremely essential to stay away from diseases. This can be done by adapting lifestyle that supports the immune system. One person gets sick more or less often than the another person living the same life, or we see that when two people cross the same sick person one sometimes catch the flu while the other doesn't. This happens because all immune systems are not the same. One person can have a better immune system than the other. Working our body in a way to have an improved immune system can really help. The good news is there are many ways one can improve immune system.

Many factors participate in improving an immune system. Since immune system is a system and not a single unit, it is not very simple to improve immune system. Proper function of this system requires balance and harmony. First step to a stronger immune system is selecting a healthy lifestyle. Improving your diet, consuming certain vitamins and supplements, and making other lifestyle changes such as saying no to smoking, or getting enough sleep, etc can play a large role in this factor.

A number of steps that can be taken to improve an immune system are adjusting to a high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in saturated fat diet. Maintaining a healthy weight, controlling your blood pressure, exercise and increased activity levels can also help in this matter. Other life style changes that can help you improve your system are quitting smoking, avoiding polluted areas, consuming moderate levels of alcohol, and getting sufficient sleep.

Take simple steps like washing your hands more frequently, or cooking meat thoroughly, avoiding encounter with sick people to avoid infection such as. Getting a regular medical screening also helps in staying away from diseases.

Some products available over the counter are known to improve immune system. Even though, few of these products are not trustworthy several of these supplements have known to improve immune systems drastically. They enhance immune cells in the body resulting in a better performing immune system.


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Why hydrogen peroxide should be in every home
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Date: November 03, 2016 01:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why hydrogen peroxide should be in every home



David Gutierrez of Natural News presents an article on hydrogen peroxide is so vastly underused in households and has several more applications than just being a disinfectant for small cuts and scraps. He gives you the low down to how hydrogen peroxide can help prevent colds, fight athletes foot, and so on. It can also be put to use for various things around the house. Read the article for all the great tips.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hydrogen peroxide is widely known as a disinfectant for minor cuts and scrapes, but many people don't understand that it works simply by oxidizing microbes to death.
  • Toothaches caused by minor infection can be treated with a hydrogen peroxide mouthwash; the same mouthwash can also remove bad breath.
  • Mixed with baking soda, it makes a great toothpaste.

"Hydrogen peroxide is so safe and effective that our own immune systems actually generate it as the first line of defense against microbes as diverse as bacteria, viruses, yeast and parasites."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/055815_hydrogen_peroxide_natural_cure_cosmetics.html


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Some Benefits of Licorice Root
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Date: September 28, 2016 12:13 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Some Benefits of Licorice Root

Licorice root also known as sweet root is one of the most used medicinal herbs worldwide which grows wild in many parts of Europe and Asia.

A lot of studies have shown that the specific herb is very useful to treat various disturbances of our gastrointestinal tract, specifically it helps fight ulcer's and provides relief. Licorice root helps the body create a protective lining in order to protect our stomach from hydrochloric acid (Hcl).

Licorice is also good for:

  • respiratory system
  • sore throat
  • bronchitis
  • cough
  • infections caused by bacteria or viruses.

Of course its benefits don’t stop here. It is useful for people suffering from low blood pressure and according to many studies it has estrogen-like properties, making it a natural regulator of female hormone.

It may be effective against skin diseases, while in the form of decoction is useful against insomnia because of its relaxing action.


Although licorice is considered beneficial to human health, you should avoid taking in excessive amounts, large amounts can cause high blood pressure.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquorice#Medicine

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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/

//nextshark.com/neil-degrasse-tyson-reveals-just-how-broke-you-are-compared-to-bill-gates/

//thecoconutmama.com/coconut-oil-coffee/

//www.naturallivingideas.com/add-butter-to-coffee/

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Listeria and its prevention
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Date: September 21, 2016 03:17 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Listeria and its prevention


Listeria is a kind of bacteria that causes 'Listeriosis'. This pathogen is present in the soil, water and sometimes even in animals used for meat and cattle. It can enter the body by the consumption of poultry food, milk and its products, raw vegetables and sometimes even through the meat of herbivores. While many pathogens die when refrigerated, Listeria continues to thrive in cold temperature.

Eliminating Listeria

The only way to get rid of Listeria is by cooking and pasteurisation. To avoid coming in contact with Listeria, you need to wash the fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating them. For the vegetables which grow under the soil, like beetroot and potato, it is advisable to cook them at a high temperature or boil them before consuming.

Disinfect cookware

It is also critical to keep everything used in the process of preparing food spotless and disinfected. Washing hands before eating and cooking is necessary too.

These precautions can help you avoid listeria from entering your body.



References:

https://www.foodsafety.gov/poisoning/causes/bacteriaviruses/listeria/
//www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_is_listeria_8_ways_to_avoid_listeria_and_more_foodborne_bacteria
//www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/listeria-infection/basics/prevention/con-20031039
//www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm274114.htm

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Learn how iodide can fix hemorrhoids over night
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Date: October 25, 2015 11:55 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Learn how iodide can fix hemorrhoids over night

Hemorrhoids, also popularly known as piles, is a condition characterized by enlarged veins in the lower rectum. This condition is majorly caused by blood blockage in the hemorrhoidal complex veins. The hemorrhoidal veins is located just above the internal opening of the anus and can enlarge enough to protrude and give subsequent disturbance and squeezing while setting causes pain.

Constipation and hardened stools due to lack of diet or fluids is the primary cause of hemorrhoids. People who are experiencing constipation have little or no peristalsis process (the process that cause wave-like motion in their bowel through their intestines), and when the bowel strain to have such movement, the result is hemorrhoids. Other causes of hemorrhoids include diarrhea, pregnancy, heavy lifting, and long periods of standing or sitting.


Treatment

The standard conventional treatment includes lubrication of the surface of the veins with medication that reduce pain and help to shrink the hemorrhoid. Sitz baths and cold or hot packs are also used to soothe the irritated area. In conventional allopathic treatment, surgeons can operate the hemorrhoids and successfully remove it or may be even hardened through injection.

Iodine is popular for eliminating hemorrhoids. Iodine is used in a form called SSKI (Saturated Solution of Potassium Iodide). It should be clear that SSKI can easily cause burning sensation and should be used with a carrier such as flaxseed or olive. A mix of 20 drops of SSKI should be mixed with carrier oil and applied on the affected area at night just before going to bed. Note that iodine stains and it is recommended that you wear bedclothes that you don’t worry about.


How Iodide can fix Hemorrhoids over Night

Saturated solution of potassium iodine is close to 100 in inhibiting and killing bacteria, fungi, and viruses before causing serious infections. So when you apply a few drops of this product with carrier oil, you are sure of preventing any microorganism from affecting the protruded rectum. Taking an ounce of water with about 10 drops of water also results in rapid accumulation of SSKI in all secretions parts of the body and highly assists to eliminate hemorrhoids.

Applying SSKI on the hemorrhoids affected area ensure that it is soft and protected from all kind of germs and this alone enough to solve the problem overnight. A research done show that 6 to 8 drops of SSKI taken daily significantly reduce fibrocystic breast disease to insignificance within 3 to 6 months and when victims of hemorrhoids use apply SSKI or take some drops of the same with water, they get healed within a few weeks.

While using SSKI for treatment, it is vital to monitor the thyroid functions since there sometimes side effects of this treatment. One of the side effect although minimal is peyronie’s disease that results when the tissue along the shaft of the penis thickens and results in erections that increasingly curve and even painful.

Applying SSKI to thicken tissue twice a day over some weeks helps to soften it considerably and assist to prevent any micro-organism from investing in the affected area and eventually allow normal functioning. In fact, hemorrhoids, disappears sometimes literally overnight when a mixture of 20 drops of SSKI and an ounce of flaxseed oil is applied to them at night.


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Thyroid Health and Selenium
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Date: August 12, 2015 08:24 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Thyroid Health and Selenium

Selenium is nature’s best secret.  It is a nutrient that when used in the correct amounts in your food, can make huge and exciting changes. However, the body only needs small amounts of this mineral, but it has huge benefits on one’s health.  It protects us against many health problems that are associated with the aging process such as osteoarthritis and cancer. A certain amount of this mineral is required in order to protect the body from deadly viruses and also to aid in healthy thyroid functioning.

Selenium deficiency frequently goes untreated simply because it does not show any noticeable symptoms. If the levels of selenium are low, the thyroid will have to work extra hard to manufacture its hormones and the body will have a tough job converting those hormones to a form the cells can use. This is because selenium is a chief ingredient of the molecules necessary for the body to be able to create and use seleno-proteins (thyroid hormones).

The initial stages of low selenium levels will reduce the optimal production of the thyroid hormone in the glands. If this continues the thyroid gland becomes inflamed. Eventually, this is what leads to thyroid autoimmune problems

Problems that come with low selenium levels can be more serious when the levels of mineral, iodine, is low.  Iodine is well known for its key role in thyroid health.  Selenium is also important in aiding your body to recycle iodine. Low selenium levels coupled with low iodine levels can lead to thyroid imbalance

An enlarged thyroid is known as goiter. This is one of the serious forms of thyroid imbalance. Most individuals diagnosed with goiter usually have low iodine levels, however research has also shown that the patient also have low levels of selenium. Therefore, it is very important to treat both deficits so as to re-establish thyroid stability

Doctors readily admit that there is no any specified dose of selenium required for better functioning of the thyroid. The one thing they agree on is that optimizing selenium intake aids in general health.

 

 

References

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Can Peppermint Tea Sooth An Upset Stomach?
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Date: August 03, 2015 08:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Can Peppermint Tea Sooth An Upset Stomach?

Almost everyone has experienced upset stomach at some point in life. There are various possible causes of upset stomach including food and drink, lifestyle factors, and medical issues.


Food and Drink

Upset stomach often results from the food or drinks that we take.  According to C. Health (2015), upset stomach might result from food poisoning.  For example, food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or parasites can cause upset stomach or vomiting.  Overeating and drinking can also lead to upset stomach.  C. Health (2015) warns that if an individual drinks or eats too much, he/she can get upset stomach or indigestion.  Similarly, some types of foods such as fatty, greasy, or spicy food, can cause upset stomach.

Lifestyle

Upset stomach can also result from a number of lifestyles including emotional stress, eating too fast, or smoking (C. Health, 2015).  The other possible lifestyle causes of upset stomach include too much alcohol or caffeine.

Medical Reasons

There are various medical problems associated with upset stomach. These include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or intestinal infections (C. Health, 2015). The other possible medical causes of upset stomach include lactose intolerance or ulcers.


There are various treatments for upset stomach. These include peppermint tea.


Peppermint Tea

Peppermint is a common flavoring for tea and toothpaste (UMMC, 2015). Peppermint tea helps to soothe upset stomach in various ways.

Peppermint Tea

Indigestion

Peppermint tea calms stomach muscles and improves the flow of bile that helps in digestion of fats (UMMC, 2015). As such, food passes through the stomach more quickly. However, it is not advisable to use peppermint if the indigestion symptoms result from GERD.

Bloating

Peppermint tea relaxes stomach muscles thus allowing digestive gas to pass.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Peppermint tea treats irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) including, diarrhea, pain, bloating, and gas. UMMC (2015) found that patients who took peppermint flavored tea 3 to 4 times daily for one month rarely experienced upset stomach.


Overall, peppermint kills some types of viruses, bacteria, and fungi implying that it has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. UMMC (2015) asserts that the main ingredients of peppermint include menthol and methyl salicylate which have calming effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, peppermint tea can soothe upset stomach.


References

C. Health. (2015). Digestive health. Retrieved from, //chealth.canoe.com/channel_section_details.asp?text_id=5293&channel_id=1017&relation_id=76888

University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). (2015). Peppermint. Retrieved from, //umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/peppermint#ixzz3hn1seQSm

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What are the Health Benefits of Beta-Glucans
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Date: December 22, 2014 04:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What are the Health Benefits of Beta-Glucans

mushroom beta-glucan

What are Beta-glucans?

Beta glucan is a biological response modifier that nutritionally activates the immune response through the Dendritic, Macrophage and other immune cells to produce various therapeutic effects.

Beta-glucans are sugars found in the cell walls of algae, fungi, lichens, bacteria, yeasts, and plants, such as oats and barley. They can be use as medicine.

Benefits of beta-glucan

Beta-glucans are use for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and high cholesterol. Beta-glucans are also use for boosting the immune system in people whose body defenses have been weakens by emotional or physical stress, chronic fatigue syndrome or by treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation. Beta-glucans are also used for ulcerative colitis, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, aging, H1N1 flu, Lyme disease, allergies, fibromyalgia, ear infections, rheumatoid, asthma and crohn's disease.

Beta-glucans is applied to the skin for wrinkles, dermatitis, burns, eczema, bedsores, radiation burns, wounds and diabetic ulcers.

Beta-glucans can be given by injection into the muscle or intravenously to boost the immune system in people with HIV/AIDS and related conditions and to treat cancer. Beta glucans are also given intravenously to prevent infection in people who have undergone surgery.

Beta-glucans can be given by subcutaneously for reducing the size of skin tumors or for treating them.

In the food industry, beta-glucans are used as an additive in products such as cheese spreads, frozen desserts, salad dressings and sour cream.

Adding beta-glucans to your diet either in form of foods that contain the compound or in form of food supplements plays a significant role in boosting your immune system to help your body fight diseases.

How does beta-glucans work?

When taken by mouth, Beta-glucans lower blood cholesterol by inhibiting the absorption of cholesterol from food in the intestines and stomach. Beta-glucans stimulate the immune system by increasing chemicals that prevent infections when given by injection.

Studies by leading scientists and medical experts have shown that Beta-glucans act as immunomodulator agents by triggering events that regulate and increase the efficiency of the immune system. Beta-glucans stimulate the activity of immune cells that attack and ingest invading pathogens.

Immune cells such as Macrophages release cytokines that are chemicals that enable immune cells to communicate with each other. In addition, Beta-glucans increase the activity of white blood cells that bind to viruses or tumors, and release chemicals to destroy it. Beta-glucan is a biological response modifier that nutritionally activates the immune response through the Dendritic, Macrophage and other immune cells to produce various therapeutic effects.

The potential side effects of Beta-glucan when taken by mouth are unknown. When used by injection, Beta-glucans can cause fever, pain at the injection site, chills, vomiting, headache, nausea, dizziness, rashes, diarrhea, back pain, joint pain and low blood pressure.

Where does Beta-glucan come from?

The body does not produce Beta-glucan naturally; you can only get it from outside sources such as shiitake mushrooms, baker’s yeast and cereal grains such as wheat, oats, barley and rye.

The most potent form of beta glucan is extracted as a purified isolate from the yeast cell wall of Baker's yeast with harmful yeast proteins removed by a process that prevent clumping or reaggregation after exposure to water during digestion. Research has shown that Beta- glucan is a safe and potent immune potentiation isolate.


URL references

  1. //www.rxlist.com/beta_glucans/supplements.htm
  2. //www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=104429
  3. //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17895634
  4. //www.healthline.com/health/beta-glucan-heart-healthy

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What Mushrooms Help Fight Cancer?
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Date: May 27, 2014 09:51 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Mushrooms Help Fight Cancer?

What is a mushroom?

edible mushroomMushrooms are commonly found on dead and decomposing plants. Over the years, human kind has used mushrooms for the purposes of boosting their immunity. Mushrooms are known to have the power to prevent illnesses and diseases. Today, there are some medical mushrooms that have been known to be the most potent immune boosters. Scientists have discovered that most potent mushrooms target the cancerous cells in your body while at the same time boosting the healthy cells. One of the most potent of them all is perhaps the Agaricus Blazei mushroom, commonly found in Brazil. The mushroom has been used as a major supplement for herbal manufacturers who credit it with the success in the treatment of major diseases around the world, such as cancer.

Benefits of mushroom

Shitake Mushroom

Another easy-to-find type of mushroom is the shiitake mushrooms, which scientists have discovered that is contained essential mineral and vitamins which enhances immune functions. The minerals occur in chemical compound and ancient civilization used the mushroom for various purposes such as a health tonic. Currently, it is used in the prevention of growth of cancerous cells and development of tumors. It is also used in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome. Besides improving the immune system, the shiitake mushroom also lowers body cholesterol. This is important as it also helps to prevent high blood pressure, resisting viruses and even prevent heart conditions.

Maitake mushroom

The Maitake mushroom is another type of mushroom that most people consume on a daily basis in an effort to super-charge their immunity. Just as the maitake mushroom also reduces high blood pressure risks besides preventing against other illnesses such as diabetes as well as stroke. It has also been used in immunotherapy complementing radiotherapy, surgery as well as chemotherapy.

There are thousand of edible mushrooms that contain chemical compound essential in the treatment of various diseases. Some other common types of mushrooms that boost immunity include Reishi, Cordyceps Oglossoides, Coriolus Versicolor and even the Phellinus Linteus mushrooms.

Sources

  1. //blog.doctoroz.com/oz-experts/3-mushrooms-and-their-big-immunity-benefits
  2. //www.naturalnews.com/023633_cancer_mushrooms_health.html


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EGCG in green tea
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Date: May 10, 2014 07:38 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: EGCG in green tea

Green tea benefits

green tea leavesGreen tea is made from the leaves of Camellia Sinensis, which is recognized for its health benefits. The nonfermented product is obtained by leaf desiccation that contains potent, polyphenolic antioxidants, with a flavanolic structure referred to as green- tea catechins, including epigallocat-echin-gallate (EGCG). Studies have shown that drinking EGCG prevents carcinogenesis in rodent organs. Studies have shown it had a significant chemoprotective effect against DMBA-induced mammary tumorigenesis in rats. Human breast cancer cell proliferation inhibition by green tea appeared mediated in part by (CKI). Mutagenesis was inhibited at concentration levels equivalent to human daily consumption.

Using human umbilical vein endothelial cells, it was demonstrated that green tea extracts reduced expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptors forms-like tyrosine kinase and fetal liver kinase. Kinase insert domain containing receptor. Because of the antiangiogenic property of its extracts, they have therapeutic potential in preventing the development of new microvascular networks (angiogenesis) needed for tumor growth. It was also found that green- tea polyphenols inhibited angiogenesis by reducing vascularization of chicken chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) by an angiogenin-like protein isolated from goat serum.

EGCG effectively inhibited bladder-tumor implantation growth in rats, pointing to its potential as an intravesical chemotherapeutic agent. Inhibition of platelet function is a factor in reducing the risk of coronary artery disease. EGCG was reported to inhibit platelet aggregation, by possibly involving inhibition of cytoplasmic calcium increase. EGCG was proven to be the most effective in reducing thrombin-induced aggregation of washed human platelets. The ability of green- tea catechins to inhibit adenovirus infection and adenain, the human adenovirus 2 endopeptidase, was reported. EGCG proved the most potent inhibitor of four green-tea catechins tested. The viral protease adenain appeared to be the target of EGCG, so it is possible that all adenoviruses are sensitive to its action.

The Chinese have known about medicinal qualities of green tea since ancient times, treating everything from headaches to depression.

The three "Es"

  1. enjoyment (soothing)
  2. energy (caffeine)
  3. essential health benefits (antioxidants)

Provides support for a healthy weight loss program, gives the energy needed to maintain an active lifestyle, health, and longevity. The appetite suppressor, Vanadium, reduces calorie intake. Thermogenesis, or fat metabolism, is increased, because of the EGCG/caffeine combination, therefore burning fat.

EGCG fights free radicals. Fatty acids and lipids in the brain are susceptible to the effects of free radical perodixation. Much of the aging of the brain is attributed to perodixation. The EGCG helps to keep us young, alert, and able. Researchers have found that EGCG has inhibited tumor growth in both skin and gastrointestinal tracts. EGCG may fermented be able to obliterate cancer cells, without harming neighboring tissues.

 

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Can Ivy (Hedra helix) Support Healthy Airways And Lungs?
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Date: April 19, 2014 05:48 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Ivy (Hedra helix) Support Healthy Airways And Lungs?

Respiratory tract

ivyThe fact is that we cannot live without oxygen. Our respiratory tract acts as the link or rather the airway between the outside environment and our lungs. This explains why it is of much importance to ensure optimum health for our respiratory tract. The respiratory system being very sensitive, our lung health is largely enforced by the cilia, which keeps bacteria, dust particles and viruses at bay.

Benefits of ivy

Ivy (Hedra helix) is a plant that has been clinically proven an excellent cough medicine especially for those with asthma or bronchitis.

The Ivy leaf extract has various modes of action.

As an expectorant. This mode of action acts in that it helps bring mucus up from the lungs. This ensures that there are minimal problem ingredients entering the lungs.

As a mucolytic.This means it, helps dissolve mucus. Some types of coughs thicken mucus leading to blocked tracts.

As a bronchial dilator. This means that the medicine helps in opening up the air passageway for easier breathing.

The Ivy leaf extract has been termed as a solution to painful coughing though it does not really block out the action. Through the mucolytic action, it dissolves the mucus thus easing constriction. As opposed to other solutions, the Ivy is tolerable to children thus making it suitable for both adults and children. Most importantly, it works efficiently with all age groups.

Where it grows. The Ivy can be described as a climbing plant, evergreen and fast growing. It grows in woodland and hedgerows especially in winter gardens. It is not a threat to healthy trees and requires regular trimming to avoid it becoming too heavy. In a close up, lung health is paramount for easier and safe breathing. Ivy leaf extract is a medicine that we count can on for excellent results. If pregnant or nursing, consult health care practitioner before use.

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Blueberry Have a lot of Healing Properties
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Date: March 26, 2014 11:22 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Blueberry Have a lot of Healing Properties

blueberry fruitsWhat is a blueberry?

Most of us eat blueberry because it tastes great. However, very few of us know that this one of the best and the healthiest fruit that nature gave us and it has so many healing properties that makes it even greater. This small fruit contains high amounts of antioxidants that enhance several of your body function and give you a good health along with better healing.

Benefits of blueberry

If we talk about the properties of blueberries that makes it a great fruit for healing, it contains more than 16 different types of antioxidants and together these antioxidants can give great positive effect on your body. It can reduce the inflammation in every possible manner, it can shield your nerves from any kind of neural inflammation, and it can limit the CNS damage in case of stroke. Other than this it also improve the memory and for Alzheimer’s patients it can heal the problems as well.

Blueberry can relax the arteries and it can stimulate the better flow of blood. Due to this healing property of this fruit, it can help those people that has blood pressure problem or other heart diseases. In addition to blood pressure management it can manage the blood sugar level  and if you consume it on a regular basis, then it is possible that you might not need to use any medicine for blood sugar.

Other than this, blueberry can block a lot of viruses, including hepatitis C and it can heal the urinary tract infection. So, if we say that this small fruit has great healing property in it, then there is nothing wrong in it and you can use it for any kind of healing or just for better health.

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Does Mangosteen Fruit Have Healing Properties?
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Date: March 25, 2014 08:22 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Does Mangosteen Fruit Have Healing Properties?

mangosteen fruitWhat is a mangosteen

The Mangosteen fruit is usually a Hawaiian sapling, started in this Southeast Asian nation. This sapling evolves from 7 to twenty-five feet high. This rind (pericarp or maybe peeling) with the fruit can be serious reddish violet while ready. Mangosteen fruit can be related directly to other Hawaiian fruits, but it contains simply no regards to this mango. Mangosteen fruit need to be stored humid to practical until germination, the idea dies rapidly when permitted to fail. Mangosteen fruit presumed to get a combination of vitamin richness, antioxidant strength as well as probable impact regarding reducing the danger in opposition to people ailments. This mangosteen fruit need to be harvested within a warm setting because exposures to help temperature ranges beneath 40oF (4oC) can kill this seed. Regarding the with the mangosteen fruit, it ought to be famous which Mangosteen fruit, generally known because "the queen regarding Hawaiian fruit", was launched to help BRITISH inside 19thcentury. From what individuals claim, King Victoria sampled this fruit in 1891, which the woman observed the idea fantastic.

Benefits of mangosteen

This particular wonderful fruit has been recognized due to the healing qualities. This rind (pericarp) with the fruit offers an incredible variety regarding natural and organic substances, among which can be Xanthones as well as tannic chemical which explains why the idea because already been for dysentery given that ages. Scientific research done around the healing utilizes with the mangosteen fruit ensures that a few substances inside rind with the mangosteen could have a few benefits in opposition to breast cancers, cancer of the blood, digestive tract cancers and thus onward. There are guaranteeing tips regarding other possible benefits down the route with the extraordinary qualities of the fruit. You can end, which mangosteen can certainly become a member of more information on plants that can be seen as guaranteeing sources of brand new medications. This particular seed is regarded as to give the strongest cause of xanthones (a kind of antioxidant) that may service the fitness of the complete human body. Thither are 20 various xanthones whole fruits that may produce potent physiological qualities.

Mangosteen research claims its compounds having antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-tumor action and essentially anti-inflammatory qualities. The item protects in opposition to no cost radicals by getting rid of bacteria, viruses as well as infection. The item reduces irritation as well as aids your body's therapeutic process. Mangosteen fruit features exposed to get an exclusive scope regarding potent people health improvements.

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Why Zinc is Important for the Body
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Date: December 21, 2013 01:39 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Zinc is Important for the Body

antioxidantZinc

Zinc is an important trace mineral found in our bodies. Its importance cannot be underestimated for its lack would cause vital body functions to come to a stop.The amount of zinc found in our bodies is about 3 to 4 grams. Zinc is also known to help people escape dangerous diseases like acne, Alzheimer's and many others. Below is a brief account of the various vital functions of zinc:

It Stimulates Enzymes in the Body

Zinc enables vital body functions to occur.This is because it stimulates over a 100 enzymes in the body. Enzymes are known to aid in body processes including such activities as making vital body components or helping break down chemicals that the body does not need or would rather harm it, if left to accumulate. Still in enzymatic functions, zinc plays a role in the formation of DNA, bones and breakdown of the proteins we eat.

Zinc Helps Boost your Immunity

Zinc is very vital when it comes to protecting our bodies against infections. It achieves this function in a multiplicity of ways, the very first being the pivotal role it plays in the healing of wounds. Zinc is also found in body secretions that kill bacteria and viruses which may find their way into our bodies. This is made possible by the fact that it has anti-microbial effects.

Other Benefits of Zinc in the Body

Zinc is also known to assist in protecting our cell membranes from the harmful effects of metals such as copper and iron. Another similar function of zinc is its ability to assist the liver form an antioxidant known as super-peroxide that assists in elimination of harmful toxins that would otherwise harm the body. Zinc will also help reduce poor night vision for it will slow ocular degeneration.

From the above facts about the importance of zinc, it is relevant that individuals supply their diets with reasonable amount of this mineral which is found in many common foods like red meat, poultry, oysters and vegetables like spinach. This would ensure a healthy life devoid of diseases.


Reference

  1. //www.clinicians.co.nz/the-importance-of-zinc


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colostral can help boost immunity
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Date: December 17, 2013 12:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: colostral can help boost immunity

milkWhat is Colustrum

Colostrum is the milk produced by mammary glands in female mammals at the late stages of pregnancy and shortly after birth. It is yellowish in color and sticky. It has all the nutrients necessary to keep your child healthy and strong. Above all, it contains antibodies and living cells capable of protecting your child from infections. It is a key source of immunity. It is less in volume but highly concentrated with nutrients and antibodies. It has a laxative effect hence helps the child in the excretion process and elimination of bilirubin.

Colustrum Benefits

A newly born child should be breast fed at least 8 to 12 times a day. This enables the child to rip the maximum out of the colostrums in the milk. It contains secretory immunoglobulin that protects the mucus membrane of the infant. The membrane in the throat, intestines and the throat is fragile and needs such protection. The leucocytes in the colostrums is responsible for shielding the new born from viruses and bacteria. Colostrums contain beneficial bacteria. These bacteria are ingested in the digest tract boosting the intestinal activities.

Bovine colostrums developers depended upon this knowledge.

The Agrifood Research Finland established that bovine could help boost your immunity. They established that the colostrums could not cure an ailment but can prevent infection in a healthy rat. It also promoted the removal of coli bacteria in the bloodstream of a Calve. The study established that the bovine colostrums could control gastrointestinal diseases.

It takes about two weeks after birth for colostrum to mature into milk. The volume of antibodies in the milk drastically goes down and the milk volume increases. The immunity component in the milk does not varnish either. The milk is still capable to supply the child with immunological protection. What changes is the degree of protection. Remember as the child grows, he/she builds an independent immune system. The colostrums taken at early stages stimulates the process.

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What Makes Beta Carotene The Safer Vitamin A.
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Date: November 15, 2013 11:24 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Makes Beta Carotene The Safer Vitamin A.

What is the Main Source of Beta Carotene

carrotsVitamins are essential ingredients for a healthy living. A good example of a very essential vitamin is Vitamin A, which consists of a group of fat-soluble retinoids, including retinol, retinal, retinyl esters [1-3] and retinoic acid. The main sources of vitamin A, retinoids, that comes from animal products and Beta carotene, which comes from plants are essential for not only treating deficiency syndromes but also boosting the immune system.

What are the Importance of Vitamin A

The most important type of vitamin A, is in no doubt beta carotene, a type of carotenoid. The main source of beta carotene is carrots. Carotenoids act as anti-oxidants and anti-inflamatory nutrients. Beta carotene is considered a safe vitamin A source because its sources are vegetables, for instance carrots, meaning that it is low in fat content.

1. Most animal products are rich in cholesterol. Once inside your body, cholesterol molecules bind together forming plaques which then attach themselves on the walls of blood vessels. This restricts the flow of blood resulting to high blood pressure. Plant products, unlike animal products, have less cholesterol and, vitamin A (such as beta carotene), keeps the cholesterol molecules in your body from binding together. It also prevents it from attaching itself on the walls of the arteries.

2. It facilitates normal growth of healthy cells and cell division. A normal replication of DNA requires presence of vitamin A. This vitamin, therefore, inhibits multiplication of cancerous cells and slows tumor growth down. Abnormal cell devision, as found in cancer victims, is a sign that there is deficiency of vitamin A.

3. Studies show that levels of vitamin A are very low for people suffering from viral diseases. When these people receive additional levels os the vitamin, they are said to recover faster since the defences are now restored. This shows that vitamin A is very important in causing retreats of viruses for instance those that cause measles, respiratory viruses, and even HIV.

4. Stroke victims, on the other hand, are encouraged to take vegetables and fruits (they are very good sources of beta carotene). The reason for this is because vitamin A in stroke patients helps reduce chances of the victim suffering from disabilities or in some extreme cases, death.

4. Apart from being very helpful in improving eyesight in dim light, beta carotene helps relieve the dry-eye disorder. When the lubrications of the eyes reduces, mainly due to reduction in tear production, the eyes can be very uncomfortable. Vitamin A eyedrops improve the cell fuctions in your eyes and restores their moistness.

References.
  1. www.livinghealthy360.com/index.php/beta-carotene-carotenoids-and-vitamin-a-59004/
  2. www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/252758.php
  3. health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/food-nutrition/vitamin-supplements/benefits-of-vitamin-a.htm

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How cat's claw as a natural immune system booster to treat and prevent diseases
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Date: November 01, 2013 07:51 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How cat's claw as a natural immune system booster to treat and prevent diseases

catsclawplant

What is cat's claw plant 

The root of the cat's claw plant, which is scientifically known as Uncaria tomentosa, contains compounds called pentacyclic oxindole alkaloids (POAs) that are responsible for its healing powers. The consumption of the cat's claw roots in raw or extract form must not be mixed with other foods that may neutralize the helpful effects of the POAs. The name cat's claw is Latin and represents this woody Amazonian vine that has only recently grabbed the attention of scientists who now use high performance liquid chromatography to see the POAs and isolate them for medicinal purposes. Here is an explanation of how the herb works to treat or prevent diseases.

What does cat' claw plant benefits

The alkaloids in the cat's claw herb are responsible for strengthening the immune system, but the specific benefits are as follows. In the digestive tract, the herb is able to treat Crohn’s disease, gastritis and duodenal ulcers, intestinal inflammation, parasites as well as balancing the intestinal flora. To the immune system itself, the herb stimulates the production of white blood cells to help combat arising problems of arthritis, rheumatism, chronic fatigue syndrome and infections by viruses or fungi. In South America, it serves as a birth control herb because of its associated properties of causing an unfavorable environment in the uterus thus preventing a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus.

The anti inflammatory effects of the herb, together with its anti-tumor properties, all attributed to the alkaloids, prevent the damage of cells in the body by free radicals. As a result, patients having weak immune systems are able to significantly improve their chances of fighting diseases when they take in the herb as a supplement or tea. It’s the procyanidolic oligomers (PCOs) that stimulate phagocytes, which are special immune cells that destroy viruses and other organisms causing diseases. Excess use of cat's claw extracts or the herb itself can lead to nausea and headaches. The recommended dosage is 250mg of the extract taken twice in a day, or a teaspoon of cat's claw tea mixed with warm water, taken at most three times in a day.

References:

  1. //www.herbal-meds-online.com/Herbal-Meds/Cats-Claw-is-an-immune-boosting-herbal-supplement.html
  2. //voices.yahoo.com/boost-immune-system-cats-claw-209593.html
  3. //alternative-healthzine.com/una-de-gato-cats-claw/
  4. https://caworld48.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/what-are-the-health-benefits-of-cats-claw/

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What Are The Benefits Of Turmeric Extract?
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Date: June 04, 2013 01:53 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Benefits Of Turmeric Extract?

Turmeric extract, also known as Curcuma longa has been used for over 4000 years to treat a variety of conditions. Reputable studies show that it may help control infections, reduce inflammation, and treat digestive problems and some cancers. Historically, it has been widely used in cooking Indian dishes and is much loved due to its curry flavor and yellow color.

Further, it's used to color butter and cheese and has been intensively applied in both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine to treat wounds and skin diseases.

According to research done at the University of Maryland Medical Center, turmeric extract contains powerful ingredients that stimulate the production of bile and thus can be used to control indigestion.

Let us take a more straight forward look at its main benefits to human health.

Benefits of Turmeric Extract

* Fighting inflammation

Turmeric contains a special substance called curcumin which aside from destroying free radicals lowers the levels of some enzymes in the body that fuel inflammation. Clinical studies have suggested that turmeric's duo benefits (antioxidant and anti-inflammatory) are an essential part of recovering from joint stiffness - useful in relieving rheumatoid arthritis.

* Indigestion

As we mentioned earlier, turmeric can boost the production of bile. One double-blind study (done by The German Commission E) concluded that turmeric may help in improving the functioning of the digestive system by reducing bloating.

* Turmeric and ulcerative colitis

Although turmeric does not seem to help control stomach ulcers, researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center confirm that can play a central role in people with ulcerative colitis by helping them stay in remission. Recent studies done on people with this disease (who consumed turmeric) showed a lower relapse rate than who took other treatment substances.

* Turmeric extract and cancer

Though most results are still early, there has been a great deal of findings that have painted turmeric in good light as far as treatment of various cancers is concerned. At the moment, scientists are keenly studying its effects on colon, skin, breast and prostate cancers. All the same, turmeric is known for its preventive effects which have something to do with its strong antioxidant properties.

* Turmeric=Good Heart Health

Some substances found in turmeric extract may help reduce incidences of atherosclerosis - a condition closely associated with the occurrence of stroke and/or heart attack. It, in a great way lowers cholesterol levels in blood vessels. Aside from that, it stops platelets from clumping together thus preventing blood clots from accumulating along blood vessels.

* Containing Viral and Bacterial Infections

Turmeric may to some extent kill viruses and bacteria. Some of its active ingredients are as well known to expel intestinal worms.

* Uveitis

Turmeric has been for a long time been associated with good eye health. Well, researchers have recently made breakthrough findings that curcumin (turmeric's main active ingredient) may help treat chronic anterior uveitis. Its efficiency is believed to be at par with corticosteroids.

There are many other health benefits associated with turmeric extract. However, the few mentioned herein are the most important ones that you need to take note of.


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Health benefits of Bromelain and its mechanism of fighting inflammation
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Date: April 20, 2013 09:54 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health benefits of Bromelain and its mechanism of fighting inflammation

Bromelain is a blend of enzymes found in the juice and the stems of pineapples and is often used as a health supplement to assist in various disorders and enhance overall health. Here are the health benefits of Bromelain.

Improved Heart health

Bromelain functions as a blood thinner by breaking down the fibrins thus helps prevent blood clotting. It allows blood to move more freely throughout the circulatory system. Thinner blood is linked with lower possibilities of stroke, cardiac arrest and other heart problems.

Improved Breathing conditions

Bromelain is linked to improved breathing conditions that occur as a result of thicker mucus like asthma. It has similar effects on mucus as it has on blood thus making mucus thinner and thus does not clog the bronchial tubes.

Improved Immunity

It serves as an immunity booster and helps certain immunity boosting receptors within the body. As a result it fortifies the immune response by improving the response of body's front-line immune defense called the T-cells.

Improved digestion

If the pancreas is not very active, it may produce insufficient quantities of enzymes, making the food we eat just getting digested partially. Consuming a bromelain supplement might help to cure any resulting digestive complaints like stomach upset, heartburn, diarrhea or indigestion. It is especially effective when used in in conjunction with other enzymes such as amylase and lipase because of its protease functions.

Wound healing

An external application of bromelain might help getting rid of undesirable skin tissues in the third-degree burns. Bromelain could also reduce inflammation due to insect bites and their stings.

Alleviates Sinusitis

Bromelain helps decreasing congestion and the cough that comes with sinusitis. Its anti-microbial attributes may wipe out viruses and bacteria associated with sinus infections.

Relieves varicose veins and Hemorrhoids

Bromelain is used as a complementary medicine in treating chronic venous insufficiency, hemorrhoids and varicose veins.

Enhanced Acid-alkaline balance

Bromelain can help in balancing the acidity and also the alkalinity in the small intestine. The anti-bacterial effects of bromelain helps relieving bacteria-related diarrhea connected with E. coli attacks and inflammatory bowel disease.

Bromelain and Inflammation

While inflammation aids mending the entire body during an injury, excessive swelling can result in health complications and speed up aging. Bromelain is beneficial in treating inflammation. The mechanism of how bromelain fights inflammation involves the inhibition of many bio-chemical responses and reactions that induce inflammation. Treatment with bromelain manages and regulates the activity of various bio-chemical messengers referred to as cytokines in our body. These cytokines are the chemical substances that trigger inflammation. By inhibiting the activity of cytokines, bromelain reduces the impulses that induce an inflammatory reaction.

Bromelain also decreases the deposition of kinins, a by-product of inflammation and also prostaglandins, the hormone-like compounds found through the entire body Thus Bromelain assists fighting the majority of inflammation occurring after having a sports injury or after surgery, or from minor sprains and tendonitis. Certain kinds of arthritis which involve inflammation also benefits from bromelain, particularly in combination with some other typical anti-inflammatory medications.

Do you take bromelain daily?  If not, why not? 

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