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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

Did you know that the spiritual practice of giving a prayer of thanksgiving before you eat also has health benefits? It's true. Pausing to "say Grace" before you eat helps to "quiet" your body and mind, which in turn helps to optimize digestion.

Yesterday's Health Tip

We all know that exercise is good for us. To maintain your health, you should aim to exercise for 45-60 minutes at least 3-4 days a week. To enhance the health benefits you get from exercising, follow your workouts by supplementing with fish oil capsules, a rich source of healthy omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs). Recent research shows that combining exercise with fish oil supplements improves cholesterol levels and blood vessel function, and can also improve your ability to shed body fat. 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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