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Coenzyme Q10: An Often Overlooked Essential Nutrient

Most likely you've heard that that the nutrient coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is good for your heart. It is. But its health-promoting properties don't stop there. In fact, without CoQ10, your body's ability to produce and maintain energy at the cellular level would be severely impaired. As it is, many people are deficient in CoQ10, and most of them don't know it. As a result, as you'll soon learn from reading the rest of this article, they are not only at serious risk for developing heart problems, but also a variety of other serious diseases.
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Health Tip of the Day

If you are prone to suffering from stress in your daily life, try eating pistachio nuts. That's because researchers from Penn State University have discovered that eating as little as one and a half ounces of pistachio nuts counteracts the effects of stress by relaxing the arteries. This in turn helps to keep blood pressure levels normal (typically blood pressure levels increase in response to stress).

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If you want to keep your skin healthy and smooth, eat more dark green leafy vegetables. That's because such foods are rich in vitamin K, which scientists have found plays an important role in maintaining the skin's elasticity and smoothness. Read more health tips...
Curing Gallstones Without Surgery?
This is a problem I deal with frequently. From an anatomical standpoint alone it is counterintuitive that someone might experience shoulder pain in the setting of gallbladder disease. However, based on a more thorough understanding of neuro-anatomy, that is a common presentation for a sick gallbladder. continued inside...

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