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A Silky Solution to Heart Disease

Could the lowly silkworm hold one of the keys to protecting you from heart disease? According to a growing body of research, the answer is a resounding yes. That's because silkworms produce a substance inside their intestines called serrapeptase, which is derived from healthy bacteria within the silkworm's intestines known as Serratia E15. Serratia E15 is the substance that is responsible for the transformation of the lowly silkworm into a moth. As you probably know, moths, like butterflies, emerge from cocoons. If the cocoon does not dissolve when it is time for moths and butterflies to emerge, this miraculous transformation cannot occur. In the case of the silkworm, Serratia E15 is the necessary ingredient that enables the moth to emerge. It does this by literally eating away the cocoon once it is time for the moth to emerge.
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Here's a new and natural way to lower unhealthy cholesterol levels-sytrinol. This all natural product contains a combination of citrus fruit extracts and palm oil, and a recent study published in the medical journal [italics]Alternative Therapies[end italics] showed that daily use of sytrinol significantly lowered high total and LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels in both men and women in as little as four weeks.

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If you are prone to high blood pressure, adding cayenne pepper to your meals might help. That's because cayenne pepper is rich in an ingredient known as capsaicin, which research shows helps to trigger the release of neurotransmitters in the body that make it easier for blood to flow. These same neurotransmitters also act as natural diuretics that excrete salt in the body, further lowering blood pressure levels. Caution: Do not use cayenne pepper if you are using heart medication without first talking with your Health Coach, because cayenne can adversely interact with such drugs. Read more health tips...
What is Sitosterol and What Does it Do?
Beta-sitosterol belongs to the family of plant sterols. Plant sterols are found natrurally in small quantities in many fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, cereals, legumes, vegetable oils, and other plant sources. Another group of compounds related to sterols and known as plant stanols, occur in even smaller quantities in many of the same food sources. Both stanols and sterols are essential components of plant cell membranes and resemble cholesterol. continued inside...

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