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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 very easy and appealing way to ensure that you are getting a wide range of nutrients each day. Eat at least two different-colored fruits and vegetables with every meal. The more colorful your fruit and vegetable selections are, the more of a range of nutrients you will obtain from them because different nutrients give different colors to fruits and vegetables.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Want to improve your sleep? Then consider taking up tai chi. That's because researchers have found that the practice of tai chi, the Chinese system of gentle movement exercises, provides similar sleep benefits as sleeping pills, without the risk of dangerous side effects. In one double-blind study of more than 100 people who began the practice of tai chi, 63 percent of the participants experienced significant improvement in their sleep. Read more health tips...
Non-Drug Treatments for Arthritis
I'm asked this question quite a lot in my medical practice. Yes, there are a number of non-drug options you can pursue to manage your arthritis, beginning with your diet. continued inside...

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