February 2005 - Page 2 of 4 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Producing glutathione

That’s the implication of a study that examined the effects of vitamin E supplementation on the production of glutathione in laboratory rats.

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The hidden dangers of drinking water

There was a time when you could probably find clean water that was unadulterated. But today, almost all drinking water is at least partially contaminated.

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Air freshners may be doing more harm than good

Many household products contain solvents called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). And in this case the word “organic” doesn’t imply a health benefit. Far from it.

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Drink less water

Sure, drinking tons of water is great if you want to raise your stroke risk, bring on kidney failure, and encourage early Alzheimer’s.

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Grapefruit seed extract: Infection and prevention

In several e-Alerts, HSI Panelist Allan Spreen, M.D., has recommended grapefruit seed extract (GSE), which he describes as a “natural antibiotic made from an extract of grapefruit seed.”

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The effects of cell changes

I told you about a Duke University study that demonstrates how cells ration iron, first making sure that the most essential cell functions get their share, and then depriving certain genes of iron if the iron supply is insufficient.

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The first product that helped me, from the first night I took it

Researchers showed that when yeast cells were deprived of iron, the hierarchy of the cell rationed the available iron, making sure the most vital functions of the cell received what little iron was available, while cutting back on the iron supply to more than 80 different genes that require iron to function.

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