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Potassium Iodide for Radiation

March 31, 2011 2 Comments

Being based in Japan, the talk of radiation has special implications for us lately. There is much talk of potassium iodide being taken to ward off the effects of excessive radiation exposure. Before rushing off to the chemist, here’s a brief primer. What is potassium iodide? Also called “strong iodine,” it’s a water soluble form […]

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Which Fruits and Vegetables Have the Most Pesticide Exposure?

November 30, 2010 No Comments

The debate over organic or inorganic goes, with points to be made on both sides. While we believe that consumers should look past these 2 labels for more relevant information, there are some times when organic may be a good idea. For example, when we know that pesticides are likely to have been heavily used, […]

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Organic Strawberries Have Less Potassium

September 2, 2010 No Comments

It not so expected news, the LA Times has reported that organic strawberries actually may have a lower potassium content than non-organic. This goes against many studies that have shown organic varieties to be more nutritious across the board. While this study, conducted by a team of “ecologists, food chemists, soil scientists and other experts” […]

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Potassium Rich Foods Lower Blood Pressure

Potassium Rich Foods Lower Blood Pressure

June 1, 2010 3 Comments

Recent studies, including those cited by Harvard University at St. George’s Medical School in London,  have shown that potassium rich foods are an  essential defense in helping to relieve high blood pressure. Potassium is an essential mineral that enables the body to maintain a healthy fluid and electrolyte balance, while also promoting optimal nerve and […]

Boy Hospitalized for Low Potassium after Niacin “Prank”

Boy Hospitalized for Low Potassium after Niacin “Prank”

June 1, 2010 1 Comment

New York- A high school student’s crashing potassium levels landed him in the hospital for 6 days after drinking Mountain Dew laced with niacin as a prank.  Niacin, a B vitamin, commonly causes the face to flush – though it is usually harmless. However, Albany high school senior Jacob Spencer suffers from a rare kidney […]

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