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To Your Health
Does the mercury content in fish make it unsafe to consume while pregnant?
"...an amino acid used by our bodies to make glutathione, which is perhaps our most important antioxidant but not..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
What nutrients can be taken to minimize radiation damage to healthy tissue?
"...acid is its capacity to raise the levels of glutathione. Low levels of glutathione are associated with free-radical damage...."

May 28, 2004 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Which is the 'better quality' protein: whey or rice?
"...an extra boost to the immune system by raising glutathione levels. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that controls cancer-causing..."

May 7, 2004 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
I don't know what to believe about vitamin C! It was always promoted as safe and helpful for flu and colds, and now I hear that it may increase the risk of cancer and heart disease. Is it worth that risk just to take care of a cold?
"...form a chain to lead the free radical to glutathione (our "homemade" antioxidant), the "sink" down which we dump..."

March 16, 2001 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

Local Hangover Cures
Defeating the porcelain god and that pounding brain
"...an enzyme called acetaldehyde dehydrogenase and a substance called glutathione, but if you exceed the limits of your body..."

March 20, 2009 Food Feature by Mick Vann

To Your Health
The lowdown on amyloidosis
"...at least prevent amyloidosis from worsening. Low levels of glutathione, another major antioxidant, may also be associated with amyloidosis...."

Nov. 3, 2006 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
What's new in vitamin D research?
"..."conditional nutrient" in the same category as coenzyme Q-10, glutathione, and glucosamine. These are all small organic molecules that..."

July 7, 2006 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Is there a way I can reduce bile production?
"...with gall stones appear to lack the protection of glutathione and other important antioxidants, but there is increasing evidence..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
How much selenium is enough and how much is too much in helping to prevent cancer?
"...established in 1973, with the discovery of an enzyme (glutathione peroxidase) that is necessary for life, which contains selenium...."

Aug. 20, 2004 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Recently I took 300 milligrams of alpha lipoic acid after breakfast and I felt weak much of the day. Is this too much or does this mean I shouldn't take it at all?
"...regenerate other antioxidants like vitamin E, vitamin C, and glutathione so that they can continue to be effective. Research..."

Aug. 29, 2003 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
I had stopped worrying about brain cancer from cell phones until another worrisome report came out recently. I can't give up the convenience of my cell phone, so how real is the risk, and are there ways to reduce it?
"...bioflavonoids that will enhance its activity, lipoic acid and glutathione. Both of the latter are expensive but excellent antioxidants..."

Aug. 23, 2002 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
I have an aggressive form of breast cancer being treated by some powerful chemotherapy drugs. A friend is warning me that some vitamins should be avoided during chemo. Which vitamins are these?
"...less common antioxidants would be even better: n-acetyl cysteine, glutathione, citrus bioflavonoids, and proanthocyanidins...."

Dec. 7, 2001 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
I don't want to overreact, but I also want to be prepared in every feasible way for potential terrorist attacks. What is reasonable with regard to nutritional preparation?
"...vitamin E, selenium (as selenomethionine), coenzyme Q-10, beta carotene, glutathione or N-acetyl cysteine, cysteine, bioflavonoids, non-beta carotenoids (lycopene, lutein,..."

Nov. 9, 2001 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
I have been taking methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis for more than two years with good results, but now my doctor is advising me to discontinue it because he says my liver enzymes are becoming elevated. Is there a way to avoid this side effect?
"...been demonstrated to increase our most important "homemade" antioxidant, glutathione, in the liver by more than 35%...."

Oct. 26, 2001 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

Mister Smarty Pants Knows
"...cancer. The gene's job is to make an enzyme, glutathione S-transferase, which appears to protect people against damage from..."

May 22, 1998 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

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