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Protect Your Heart and Reduce Inflammation with Serrapeptase

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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Health Tip of the Day

Regularly monitoring your blood pressure level is an important step you can take to monitor your overall health. However, a variety of factors can interfere with accurate blood pressure readings. One of the most common is known as "white coat syndrome," which refers to the natural anxiety many people experience when seeing their Health Coach. As a result of this anxiety, blood pressure levels can temporarily rise, sometimes dramatically. Therefore, when seeing you Health Coach, wait until your consultation has progressed a bit and you are feeling more comfortable before having your blood pressure read. Other factors can interfere with blood pressure readings are talking, which raises blood pressure levels automatically, eating an hour or less before your reading is taken, and having a full bladder. For all of these reasons, many Health Coach today now advise their patients to take their blood pressure readings at home when they are relaxed and comfortable. This can easily be done today, due to the availability of high-quality blood pressure monitors at most drugstores. For best results, take your readings multiple times each day and keep a record of them that you can discuss with your Health Coach during your next consultation. Caution: If you find that your blood pressure readings are consistently high over a period of a few days, see your Health Coach immediately.

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If you find that you are constantly feeling rundown, you may be deficient in iodine, a mineral that is essential for proper function of the thyroid gland. Your thyroid gland regulates many of your body's functions, including playing a significant role in regulating metabolism and energy levels. To determine if you are lacking in iodine, apply a 4 inch patch of tincture of iodine to your upper thigh or abdomen. If it fades away sooner than 24 hours, you are likely deficient in iodine (the faster the stain fades, the greater your deficiency). To boost your iodine levels, consider adding sea vegetables to your diet, such as kelp, kombu, or wakame, all of which are rich in iodine as well as other important minerals for good health. You may also want to talk with your Health Coach about temporarily using iodine supplements. Read more health tips...
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If you are otherwise healthy, adding phytoestrogens to your diet could easily help your pre-menopausal symptoms. Have you stopped menstruating altogether? Did your mother experience an early menopause? If yes, then start by adding red clover, chaste berry and soy isoflavones. continued inside...

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