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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

Do you regularly find yourself feeling tired in the afternoons? If so, take a ten-minute break and take a walk outside. Being outside in sunlight and breathing fresh air can do wonders for "recharging your batteries" whenever drowsiness comes calling.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Here's a health tip that will make you happy if you are always on the go. While science has long known that daily periods of meditation provides a host of health benefits, until recently, it was believed that these benefits could only be achieved after at least 20-30 minutes of meditation each day. Finding that amount of time to meditate can be difficult. The good news is that researchers have now found that as little as 3 minutes of meditation once or twice a day can provide the same health benefits, which include decreased stress, improved blood flow, and increased production of endorphins (hormones that make you feel happy and energized). If you aren't used to meditating, try this simple exercise: Find a quite place and sit comfortably in a chair with your back straight. Close your eyes and begin breathing gently and deeply. Pay attention to your breathing as you inhale and exhale. At the end of three minutes (more if you can spare them), take a deep breath and imagine yourself inhaling energy throughout your body. Then open your eyes and get on with your day. 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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