LiveingWell Health News Letter

1. Second Hand Smoke  2. HERBAL


1. Second Hand Smoke:

A new California study concludes that vitamin C may help reduce oxidative stress in people exposed to

secondhand smoke.  It has been well established in several test tube studies that vitamin C quenches reactive

free radicals from cigarette smoke--but that doesn't prove that the vitamin serves the same function in the

human body.  Few studies have looked at the effects of vitamin C in people who inhale secondhand smoke.  The

new study examined 67 patients, who were divided into  three groups--one taking vitamin C, one taking

vitamins E and C, one taking a placebo.

The researchers tested for levels of a reliable and sensitive biomarker of oxidative stress or cell damage

known as F2-isoprpstanes.  It was found that both the vitamin C and theC-E group experienced 11-12 percent

declines of the biomarker compared to the placebo group.  But despite the encouraging results, researchers

caution against misinterpreting the study's findings.

"The message of the study is clearly not that taking vitamin C makes smoking or exposing others to smoke

okay," said principal investigator, Gladys Block, PhD, of the University of California at Berleley.  "But, if you

are in a situation where you cannot escape frequent exposure to secondhand smoke, it may be worthwhile to

take vitamin C supplements as a precautionary measure.  And, as always, eat a diet rich in fruits and


The University of California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program sponsored the study along with the

National Institutes of health.  It was published in the August 5, 2003 issue of the journal Nutrition and Cancer.

Cigarette smoke contains free radicals, molecules that can cause damage cells.  Current research links

oxidative stress to heart disease, cancer, atherosclerosis, and other diseases.  The new study should not be

interpreted to mean that vitamin C will prevent smoke-related heart disease or cancer.

More and More people are trying  to stop smoking, they have tried many products and failed.   I stopped on

March 22, 2003 and I am still not smoking.   I really did not want to stop smokeing.  Even thou I knew

it was best.   I have a healthy new life when I look around and see people smoking I think I use to waste

money for years,and smell really bad not even knowing this till I stopped.  I am not sorry that I am a

none smoker today.  I purchased a new car with the extra cash I have as a reward.  

By Lillian Waugh

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SAGE helps memory

The herb sage may boost memory, says new research.

In a 44-person experiment, UK scientists at the University of Newcastle and the University of Northumbria

found that those given sage oil tablets performed much better than those given placebos in a word recall test.      

Experts believe an active ingredients in sage may bolster levels of a chemical that helps transmit messages in

the brain.  The study used an average of 50 milliliters(ml) of Spanish sage, or Salvia lavanduaefolia.  It's

possible the herb could yet be found to help patients affected by Alzheimer's disease.  Alzheimer's is

accompanied, in many cases, by a drop in the dame brain chemical increased in the August 2003 issue of

Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior.  A different study reported in the July 2003 edition of Arvhives of

Neurology found that frequent eating of fish lowers the risk of Alzheimer's.  So, who's up for sage-baked fish?


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3 cups milk

1 10 3/4- ouncecan confensed cream of celery soup

1/2 cup shredded process Swiss chesse (2 ounces)

1 16 -ounce  can sauerkraut, drained and snipped

3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened

4 to 6 slices rye bread

1 teaspoon caraway seed

1 12 ounces can corned beef chilled,  it is easier to dice.

In a saucepan stir milk into the celery soup and shredded cheese.  

Add snipped sauerkraut; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, spread the butter or margerine over both sides of the rye bread;

Sprinkle both sides with the caraway seed.

Cut bread slices into triangles; place on baking sheet, toast in 300 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Add diced corned beef to soup.  Heat about 10 minutes or till heated through.  Serve toast triangles with soup.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.



MYTH: Carrots are more nutritious raw.


Because raw carrots have tough cellular walls, the body is able to convert less than 25 percent of carrots'

beta-carotene into vitamin A.  Cooking partially dissolves the cellulose-thickened cell walls, freeing up

nutrients.  So long as the cooked carrots are served as part of a meal that provides some fat, the body can

absorb more than half of the carotene.  Also, carrots are usually cut into pieces before boiling or steaming.  As

a result, half the proteins and soluble carbohydrates are lost in the water.  So it is advisable to cook carrots

whole, and then slice them up.

The one exception to the better-when-cooked rule for carrots is juicing.  This also breaks down the membrane

walls and releases nutrients.

6.Thought of the Day:

Focus on what you really can change.  Accept what you can't.  Don't continue confusing the two. Would like your comment or input use.

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By Lillian Waugh.

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