Selenium is a well-studied yet little known (by the public) element. It is involved as a catalyst in several important enzymes. The most well-known function is in the liver where selenium catalyzes or activates the glutathione peroxidase enzyme. This enzyme plays its most significant role in the liver as it cleanses our blood. Without it the liver could not do its job properly leaving our system full of toxins.
It also plays an important role in our thyroid where, along with Iodine, it catalyzes the T4 and T3 enzymes which are critical for energy production. Along with the thyroid, selenium is also found in sizable amounts in healthy breast and prostate tissues. Selenium levels in diseased thyroid, breast, and prostate tissues are very low to nonexistent.
Along with iodine, selenium is not widespread in the earth’s fertile soils. Consequently, the ability to obtain them in our foods on a regular basis is difficult at best. In the case of both of these elements, supplementation is the best way to insure a steady supply and a steady supply is essential for optimal health.
Lastly, the body uses Selenium and Iodine for removing heavy metals from the body. The biggest concern being mercury. Anyone with “silver” fillings is exposed to large amounts of mercury as every silver filling is at least 50% mercury, a deadly neurotoxin that has been banned in most public dumps. Constant exposure to the mercury from decomposing fillings is being dealt with by the body using Selenium and Iodine. The presence of these fillings (70-80% of the US population), represents a continuous source of toxic mercury which consequently puts the body in a seriously depleted state of Selenium and Iodine. If you have silver fillings in your mouth, besides removal, supplementing with Selenium and Iodine are highly recommended.
Symptoms of Deficiency:
Frequent colds and other flu symptoms. Slow thyroid. Liver problems. Fatigue.
Food High in Selenium:
Seaweeds, shellfish, and ocean fish. Nuts, legumes, and vegetables grown in selenium replete soils (impossible to determine).
NOTE: Some of the links for the articles listed below will take you away from the Eidon website.
Selenium - Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet
Source: National Institutes of Health
Selenium for Graves’ Disease
Source: Dr. Andrew Weil’s Daily Health Tips
Can Selenium Protect You from Cancer?
Source: Dr. Mercola
Scientific Studies & Research: Selenium
Source: Institute of Mineral Research
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Obtaining the needed minerals via the food we eat is a chronic problem today. This is primarily due to our deficient soils and over processing and over cooking of our foods. Drinking ultra-purified water can also strip our body of these essential minerals. It is important to be aware of the fact that reverse osmosis and distilled water will actually act in reverse of what nature intended our water to do. Instead of being a mineral delivery system, the minerals are taken out of the water and this puts additional stress on the body tissue to compensate for the lack of minerals in the water. The minerals must then be taken from our healthy reserves in bone and muscle, thus leaving our system deficient and vulnerable. Replacement is essential!
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How Selenium saved me from surgery
Posted by Terri on 18th Feb 2013
After being told that the results of my CA125 test, along with 3 ultrasounds showing numerous growths on my ovaries and uterus (the number and location of the growths/tumors is a story in and of itself), my OB/GYN set me up with an Oncologist, who then ran all of their own tests. A few thousand dollars worth of testing (what my insurance company did to me is yet another story) it was determined that I NEEDED -- MUST HAVE -- a complete hysterectomy. So all doctors involved coordinated their schedules and the surgery date was set.
It was during the pre-op BS meeting with the Oncologist that I realized that I really did not like the doc who was going to be doing the robotic surgery. More so, I did not trust him. I got into an argument with him during pre-op and ended up walking out of his office, cancelling my surgery, and calling Rick (at Eidon) to discuss the studies done on the ability of Selenium to reduce and/or destroy tumors.
Here's the bottom line on the Selenium: A couple of weeks ago I went back to my doc for a check-up. First off, he was surprised to see me looking so well. He expected to see me VERY sick by now. Again I went through the ultrasounds, and the CA125 cancer marker tests. RESULTS: The CA125 came in "better than normal," and the ultrasounds show ALL BUT 3 or 4 of the tumors are gone. He said that the remaining are so small that they're not going to worry about it. I replied, "So, basically, I saved myself from being gutted like a fish, and about 40,000. for the surgery." He answered, "Yes...you could say that. BUT, at the time, the surgery was the best option." No, the Selenium was the best option, only he couldn't tell me about it because it's not "approved" by the FDA or the AMA...or anyone else in mainstream medicine.
This story is getting way too long for this web page, so I'll end it here by saying -- THANK YOU, Rick... for your health suggestions; for making the best minerals on the planet; and most of all, for your support during that whole ordeal with the Oncologist from hell! Can I say that the Selenium (along with the "green diet" I put myself on) "cured" me? Yes I can...and I am! The tests don't lie.
San Diego, CA
(Originally posted on 08/18/2011)