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CoQ10: The Healthy Heart Enzyme

CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10) is increasingly being shown by research to play an important role in human health. CoQ10 is a compound that is present in every cell of your body. For this reason, it is also known as ubiquinone because it is ubiquitous, or “present everywhere”. Given how important it is to human health, some researchers believe that CoQ10 should be reclassified as a fat-soluble (stored in fat) vitamin. Whether or not that happens, it is certainly true that CoQ10 rivals most vitamins because of its ability to maintain and improve health. In addition, just as many people today suffer from some level of vitamin deficiency (primarily due to poor diet and environmental toxins), so too are many people deficient in CoQ10, despite the fact that it is manufactured in the body. As a result, a growing number of physicians and other health experts recommend CoQ10 supplements to their patients.
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Health Tip of the Day

Here's a tip you can try to boost sluggish metabolism. Sprinkle one to two teaspoons of kelp powder onto salads or steamed vegetables, or into a bowl of soup. Kelp powder is rich in iodine, a mineral that is essential for healthy thyroid function. Your thyroid gland controls your body's metabolism and research shows that many of us today suffer from hypothyroidism (low thyroid function). As an additional bonus, kelp powder can also help break down stubborn fatty deposits in your body. Note: Do not try this if you have been diagnosed with hyper hyperthyroidism (abnormally high thyroid function).

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Here's an effective natural remedy you can use to stop a sore throat in its tracks. At the first sign of a sore throat mix two to three teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in six ounces of warm water. Sip a mouthful and then gargle with it for 30 seconds before spitting it out. Then swallow another mouthful. Repeat the gargle/swallowing process until you use up all of the vinegar/water combination. Do this every hour until you experience relief (usually within two to three hours). Read more health tips...
What is Syndrome X?
There are five parameters, or risk factors, that define Syndrome X, which is also known as Metabolic Syndrome, Reaves Syndrome, Insulin Resistance Syndrome, Dysmetabolic Syndrome, and "pre-diabetes." You must have three out of the five risk factors to be accurately diagnosed with Syndrome X. continued inside...

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