Re: Sardientjes



There is a direct relationship between longevity and the ability to repair DNA. Nucleotides are the sub-units from which the body creates DNA and RNA. Your body may or may not be able to create nucleotides (depending on your age and other factors), and so it is good to get nucleotides from your diet. Foods providing nucleotides include breast milk, sardines, brewer’s yeast, anchovies, mackerel, lentils, most beans, animal liver, oysters, chlorella algae and spirulina algae.

Benefits from eating nucleotides include:

aging process slows

health improves

toxins neutralized

skin more elastic

increased ability of body to heal, shorter healing time, shorter hospital stays

effect of antioxidants is enhanced

better response and efficiency of immune system, dramatically increased ability to fight infections

increased cellular metabolism and energy

better memory, reduced senility

Dr. David Williams (Alternatives newsletter June 2004) recommends eating at least two tins of sardines each week. This is because sardines are one of the richest sources of nucleotides, and because they are also a good source of omega-3 oils (such as DHA), vitamin D and calcium. Unlike larger and more long-lived fish, sardines are not likely to be contaminated with mercury. Plus, they are readily available, economical, and can be eaten directly from the can. Dr. Williams writes, “For about 1/10 the cost of most fast-food meals you can substitute a tasty tin of sardines a couple of times a week. And, it may be one of the least expensive and easiest ways I know of to put the brakes on the aging process and all the problems that accompany it.” Dr. Williams also recommends brewer’s yeast or nutritional yeast mixed in a cup of hot water with some seasoning, making a delicious “soup” offering lots of B vitamins and minerals.

For people whose immune systems are impaired by conditions such as age, illness, chemotherapy, surgery and malnutrition, supplemental nucleotides can help the body have the materials it needs to repair itself. On colds and flus, research shows that nucleotides can diminish the symptoms and duration of both. In research trials, nearly all patients on a therapeutic course of nucleotides reported significantly less discomfort associated with the symptoms of colds and flu and experienced a substantially accelerated recovery. I have used nucleotides in my practice on both acute and chronic immune issues with remarkable success.

Nucleotides are found not only in supplements, but in certain foods such as brewers yeast, sardines, seafood, radishes, asparagus, mushrooms and onions.

Consider adding nucleotides to your diet if you need an immune or energy boost.