Stress, Lung Cancer, Vitamin B6 and Methionine

Whether you work in front of a computer all day or in front of people all day life can definitely be stressful and some people smoke to reduce the impact of stress on their body. But most of us know that smoking can lead to lung cancer and we eventually quit smoking.

What can you do if you have quit smoking and you want to strengthen your body against the possibility of cancer occurring?

Well, research from a European long term study involving over half a million participants study has indicated that people with high levels of B6 and methionine in their blood stream may be less at risk for lung cancer.

The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates once again how our diet can have a great impact on how our body manages stress.

Notes on B6, Methionine and food sources:

The B vitamins help to maintain the health of the nerves and reduce the impact of mental and physical stress on the body. B 6 also known as Pyridoxine can be found in food including  but are not limited to carrots, eggs, spinach, chicken, peas and brown rice.  (Reference: Prescription for Nutritional Healting.)

Methionine is an essential amino acid that assists in the breakdown of fats in the body helping prevent a build up of fat in the liver and arteries that may block blood flow to the brain, heart and other organs. It is also a powerful antioxidant which might explain why it help reduce the impact of smoking. Methionine sources in food include garlic, onions, eggs and lentils.  (Reference: Prescription for Nutritional Healting.)

As you know I am not a Doctor so when you make any dietary changes see professional medical advice. I simply wish to keep you up to date.

By the way, if you don’t have a copy of Prescription for Nutritional Healing (over 5 million copies have been sold) this book shows which foods contain certain vitamins and minerals. I have a copy and I recommend you get a copy. Simply follow this link Prescription for Nutritional Healing to read more about this book and other books like it.

Also, if you wish to read the full details on this report you can read the scientific report here (it is technical). You can also read samples of news reports here and here.

Best Wishes,

David