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Selenium: Vitamin E's Partner in Protection
Lots of evidence points to the fact that when selenium intake goes down, cancer rates go up. It seems that getting enough of this essential mineral cuts your risk of most kinds of cancer--lung, skin, breast, prostate and other types.
Researchers at the University of Limburg in the Netherlands measured the seleniumcontent of people's toenails. (Strange as it may seem, toenail levels of seleniumare considered a good indicator of long-term seleniumintake.) They found that the people whose toenails had the highest levels of seleniumhad half of the rate of lung cancer compared with those whose toenails were low in selenium.
Selenium's protective effect was most apparent in people who weren't eating much in the way of beta-caroteneand vitamin C.
In another study, people with the lowest blood levels of selenium were more than four times as likely to develop skin cancer as people with the highest levels.
"Selenium acts as an antioxidant, which means that it helps protect cells from harmful free radical reactions that occur when skin is exposed to sunlight or when lungs are exposed to cigarette smoke and pollutants," reports Karen E. Burke, M.D., Ph.D., a dermatologic surgeon and dermatologist in private practice in New York City. Seleniumacts together with vitamin E, with seleniumprotecting within the cells and vitamin E protecting the outer cell membranes, she adds.
The Daily Value for selenium is 70 micrograms. The average daily intake from food is slightly more than 100 micrograms.
For cancer prevention, nutrition-oriented doctors, including Dr. Burke, recommend 50 to 200 micrograms of seleniuma day (depending on what part of the country you live in and your personal and family history of cancer), taken in the form of l-selenomethionine. This is the organic form of selenium, which means it is more easily absorbed, with less possibility of adverse side effects.
To treat cancer, doctors at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America use up to 800 micrograms of seleniumdaily. In very large amounts, seleniumcan be toxic. Experts recommend that selenium supplements in excess of 100 micrograms be taken only under medical supervision.
Good food sources of seleniuminclude whole-grain cereals, seafood, Brazil nuts, garlic and eggs. "Foods that are processed lose their selenium," Dr. Burke says. Brown rice, for example, has 15 times the seleniumcontent of white rice, and whole-wheat bread contains twice as much selenium as white bread.
Selenium--is protective against many types of cancers, promotes apoptosis,
is a powerful antioxidant, and improves quality of life during aggressive
The impact of selenium supplementation on basal cell carcinoma was studied on 1312 subjects (18-80 years of age, 75% of whom were men) (Clark et al. 1996). Within 6-9 months, the group receiving 200 mcg a day of selenium realized about a 67% increase in plasma selenium levels. The non-supplemented group, although judged "normal" in regard to plasma selenium levels, experienced twice the rate of cancer as those receiving selenium. Researchers concluded that higher amounts of dietary selenium than the amount recommended by the FDA are needed to prevent cancer.
Although the study failed to show the effectiveness of selenium in altering the course of either basal or squamous cell carcinoma, selenium impacted the incidence of other types of malignancies with amazing success. The overall reduction in cancer incidence was 37% in the selenium-supplemented group; a 50% reduction in cancer mortality was observed over a 10-year period (Clark et al. 1996).
The following are the site-specific reductions in cancer incidence observed in the study: colorectal cancers (58%), lung cancer (46%), and prostate cancer (63%). A selenium deficiency appears to increase the risk of prostate cancer four- to five-fold. It was determined that as the male population ages selenium levels decrease, paralleling an increase in prostate cancer (Brooks et al. 2001).
Data is compelling regarding the usefulness of selenium’s protective effects against cancer:
Selenium-enriched broccoli is protective against chemically induced
mammary and colon cancer in rats (Davis et al. 2002).
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Cancer cells hide after Chemotherapy
After the initial doses of radiation and/or chemotherapy, cancer cells start hiding.
" They develop a slime coating, and they become like Stealth bombers, and they can hide from future doses of radiation and chemotherapy. This is why repeated dose of radiation and chemotherapy become less effective".Dr. John Maras, Nu-Gen Educational Library.
" The way to get rid of this "slime coating" is to use large doses of plant and animal enzymes- especially bromelain and pancreatin. This allows an 'access point' for the immune system to attack the cancer cells".....Dr. John Maras, Nu-Gen Educational Library
What doctors say about Chemo Therapy ?
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
A Sad day for Alternative healing
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