Get Something Free… Radicals The Saga of Vitamins A, C and E

The same oxygen you need to stay alive and to burn food for energy makes you oxidize just as fast as a rusty fender on the old jalopy in the back yard…or maybe in the driveway if your surname is…

Iodine Deficiency

Beyond its role in antisepsis and breast health, iodine is perhaps best known for its regulatory function in the thyroid gland. Educators at the Linus Pauling Institute reiterate the mineral’s…

Mineral Balance: Copper-Zinc

The last mineral topic we covered dealt with sodium and potassium. Important stuff, this mineral balance. Recall that the amounts of minerals needed by the body are not an indication of their…

Keeping Your Electrolytes in Balance

Without electrolytes, physiological stability—called homeostasis—goes haywire and nerve and muscle function are disturbed, body fluid balance is upset, and other critical body workings are…

Growing Old With Zinc

If you read—and were enlightened by—the newsletter about aging and omega-3 fatty acids, you’ll likely be interested in this one about zinc and its relationship to aging and disease. For a long time,…

Lead And Violent Behavior

Childhood exposure to lead dust has been associated with enduring physical and behavioral effects. Recent exploration into this public health menace has revealed that leaded gasoline, used to reduce…

Enhancing The Worst

It’s bad enough when the junk in (or on) your food harms you—you know, the preservatives, the agricultural sprays, the stuff in there that you can’t begin to pronounce, the coloring agents, and…