Archive for March, 2011

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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Normal Potassium Levels

Quite likely, if you are getting regular and thorough check-ups from your doctor, he or she has been tracking...

Avoid Licorice if You Are Low in Potassium

We love licorice here. Yet, while it has many health benefits of its own, it can be dangerous to...

If You Want a Boy, Load Up on Potassium Rich Foods

If you want a girl, though, cut back on potassium rich foods, and instead load up on foods with...

Potassium Rich Foods Lower Blood Pressure

Recent studies, including those cited by Harvard University at St. George’s Medical School in London,  have shown that potassium...