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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

Due you tend to burp when you eat? If so, your problem could be caused by swallowing air as you drink. To avoid this, try drinking through a straw to see if your burping during meals improves.

Yesterday's Health Tip

If you tend to experience drowsiness and/or an inability to concentrate after you eat, you most likely suffer from insulin resistance, which causes a sharp spike in blood sugar levels, followed by a sharp drop. If you experience such symptoms after meals, consult with your doctor, as insulin resistance can lead to a host of other, more serious problems, including type II diabetes, heart disease, and unhealthy weight gain and obesity. You should also avoid eating meals that contain only one or two types of foods, as these kinds of meals can also cause spikes in blood sugar levels. To help avoid such spikes, make it a point to eat meals consisting of a variety of healthy foods and avoid sugars and food additives. Read more health tips...
What Can be Done for GERD?
GERD, which stands for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, is becoming increasingly common in the United States. GERD is also referred to simply as acid reflux and heartburn. People with GERD frequently experience the liquid contents of their stomach backing up (refluxing) into their esophagus. continued inside...

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