Nutrients that May Shield You from Radiation
Recently it has been proven that a common yeast, Saccharomyces
cerevisiae is a useful model in testing which foods and nutrients
can protect us from radiation. When exposed to radiation the
following were tested and were protective:
These nutrients and herbs worked by protecting cellular DNA from
damage caused by gamma-radiation. The study is published in a
recent issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and
- Ellagic Acid
- Reduced Glutathione
- Curcumin (Turmeric)
High Fiber Cereal May Help Prevent Diabetes
Hyperinsulinemia is a condition that can lead to diabetes.
In this condition individuals have constantly elevated insulin
levels. The fat cells of these individuals are insensitive to
the effects of insulin and they cannot process blood glucose
(sugar) properly. In a study of 77 men, 42 of which had elevated
insulin levels, eating a high-fiber cereal significantly lowered
blood sugar levels versus a low fiber cereal. Additionally, insulin
levels were much lower after eating the high fiber cereal. The
men with hyperinsulinemia were significantly heavier, had bigger
waistlines and lower HDL levels than men with normal blood insulin
levels. The study appears in the June issue of Diabetes Care.
Commentary by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.
The obese men were on the way to developing diabetes and heart
disease. High fiber foods, small amounts of fresh raw nuts, beans,
and vegetables are important for decreasing the risk of diabetes.
Exercise and weight loss is extremely important. The following
nutrients may also be very helpful - psyllium husks, chromium
picolinate, small amounts of vanadium, alpha-lipoic acid,
l-carnitine, green tea polyphenols, white kidney beans, and