Introduction
SECTION - Causes and Characteristics of Cancer - Part 1
INTRODUCTION TO TREATMENTS
Causes and Characteristics of Cancer - Part 2
CHELATION
Hydrogen Medicine
Magnesium Medicine
Bicarbonate Medicine
Iodine Medicine
SELENIUM MEDICINE
Diets, Fasting and Super-Nutrition
CO2, Cancer and Breathing
Oxygen Therapy for Cancer Patients
Cannabis Medicine
Final Considerations

Lesson 69 – Selenium Medicine & Vitamin E

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Most doctors and patients don’t have the slightest idea that selenium is also an important emergency room and intensive care medicine joining magnesium salts, sodium bicarbonate and iodine as safe fast-acting medicinals that are not pharmaceutical in nature. Since 1980, there have been major developments in the clinical usage of selenium for various disease indications other than cancer. As new information became available, it demonstrated selenium deficiency in intensive care patients, and those with sepsis, reperfusion[1] and inflammation. Inflammation has been shown to be treatable by the administration of selenium compounds.[2]

Selenium is also reported to play a role in reducing the oxidative stress associated with diabetes,[3] thereby retarding the progression of the secondary complications of diabetes such as neuropathy, retinopathy and cataracts.

Protection against reperfusion injury, myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, and vascular surgery are all alleviated with selenium injections.[4] Plastic reconstructive surgery, hypovolemic shock, and resuscitation are also helped with administration of selenium.

The clinical investigations in sepsis studies indicate that higher doses of selenium are well tolerated as continuous infusions of selenium as sodium selenite (4,000 μg selenium as sodium selenite pentahydrat on the first day, 1,000 μg selenium/day on the nine following days) and had no reported toxicity issues. In view of this new information, Biosyn introduced the 1,000 µg dose vials for such high-dose selenium clinical usage.

Selenium helps stop damaged DNA molecules from reproducing, thus acting to prevent tumors from developing. “It contributes to the death of cancerous and pre-cancer cells. Their death appears to occur before they replicate, thus helping stop cancer before it gets started,” says Dr. James Howenstine.[5]

Selenium at moderate doses of 1,000 to 2,000 micrograms dosages (Or much higher with Tong Oil) selectively triggers apoptosis while causing no harm to normal cells. This remarkable fact has been repeatedly verified for all forms of cancer. As an essential trace element, selenium provides a safe and non-toxic form of selective chemotherapy free of adverse side effects.

The last 25 years the average daily selenium intake has fallen from 60µg/day to 35µg/day.[6] The U.K. government has established a Reference Nutrient Intake (RNI) level of selenium at 75µg/day.[7] It is the same story with all the major minerals the body needs like iodine, magnesium and even bicarbonate as the body ages and as the quality of food consumption continues to decline. This is compounded by the rising toxicity exposures people are suffering from, which demands even more of these minerals to detoxify poisons like fluoride that are deliberately fed to the public.

Tung Oil, is liquid, and each drop is a milligram. I recommend 10 to 20 drops a day for cancer patients. This is the safest form of selenium there is and one can safely take a lot of it. Inorganic selenium is more toxic and less absorbable than the organic form. Selenium in the form of selenium yeast contains much organically-bound selenium-methionine, which is better protected against oxidation and therefore provides better results than synthetically produced selenium-methionine.

PHARMA NORD SelenoPrecise 200ug Selenium 150 Tabs

Pharma Nord Selenoprecise Tablets

150 tablets – $24.00

This works out to 16¢ a day for 200 mcg or ~$60 for a year’s supply. If using high dosages as required for getting selenium levels up to normal levels in cancer patients, two bottles of SelenoPrecise® per month might be needed.

This patented selenium yeast from Pharma Nord contains, in addition to the organically-bound selenium-methionine, more than 30 different organic selenium compounds. The product distinguishes itself by being able to demonstrate a high-availability and consistent quality:

• 89% of the selenium content is being absorbed.

• 15 laboratories in 12 different countries have measured the L-methionine-selenium content in SelenoPrecise to be 67%.

More than 40 scientific articles have been published on the quality, the stable selenium content of 81% and the high bioavailability and safety of SelenoPrecise. This makes the product a highly documented selenium source and is also the reason why SelenoPrecise is used in so many scientific studies and research projects worldwide.

SelenoPrecise® is characterised by having a content of organic selenium compounds somewhere in the range of 1000-1600 ppm of selenium. It also eliminates the problem of unpleasant smell and taste associated with pure synthetic l-selenomethionine; it is manufactured under strictly controlled conditions and complies with all relevant quality requirements.[8]

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reviewed the extensive safety documentation on SelenoPrecise and concluded that the product does not present any safety concern. SelenoPrecise was already approved by derogation in many EU member states, and the new approval by EFSA confirms the future potential for using SelenoPrecise as a safe and stable selenium ingredient in food products and supplements.

EFSA’s panel on food additives stressed that only selenium-enriched yeasts produced by cultures in the presence of sodium selenite and containing selenomethionine as the predominant organic form of selenium were included in the safety analysis.

Currently, selenium can be included in animal feed in two forms; as inorganic selenite or as organic selenium yeast. Both forms have different metabolic routes and effects. Selenium yeast is regarded as a more effective way of supplementing selenium. As more producers of selenised yeast enter the market, benchmarking on quality becomes increasingly relevant. Selenised yeast predominantly consists of selenomethionine (SeMet), which can be converted into selenocysteine (SeCys) by natural turnover from methionine into cysteine. SeMet is recognised by the animal as normal methionine and absorbed and metabolised following the methionine pathway. When selenised yeast is fed, tissues will be enriched with the selenium from SeMet. If selenium is required, it is rapidly available from SeMet turning into SeCys. This saves valuable time and ensures a fast and effective reaction in case of stress or a disease.

[1]                                                                                              Reperfusion is the tissue damage caused when blood supply returns to the tissue after a period of ischemia or lack of oxygen. The absence of oxygen and nutrients from blood during the ischemic period creates a condition in which the restoration of circulation results in inflammation and oxidative damage through the induction of oxidative stress rather than restoration of normal function.

[2]                                                                                             Leyck et al., Agents Actions. 1990 Jun;30(3-4):426-31

[3]                                                                                            Stapleton, S. R. (2000) Cell MoI Life Sci. 57(13-14):1874-9;  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11215514

[4]                                                                                           http://biosyncorp.com/fileadmin/biosyncorp/selenasepics/bs_Repfolder_GU_056Ae.pdf

[5]                                                                                            Dr. James Howenstine in A Physician's Guide to Natural Health Products ThatWork

[6]                                                                                           Food Surveillance Sheet, No 126. London: Joint Food Safety & Standards Group, UK Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food (MAFF), October 1997

[7]                                                                                          McPherson, A. et al. NRC Research Press 1997: 203-205

[8]                                                                                         http://www.pharmanord.com/products/details/seleen-forte

Vitamin E & Selenium

If you are thoughtful enough to supplement or use selenium for a mainline cancer treatment, it’s good to include a high quality vitamin E product. There are many diseases that can be aided or prevented by sufficient doses of selenium and vitamin E. Cancer is among the most notable for both nutrients, as they both increase the production of cancer-fighting enzymes. Vitamin E has also proved successful in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Vitamin E is also essential to heart health. The recommended intake of vitamin E can severely reduce the risk of a heart attack.

Research has shown that vitamin E has some benefit in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. In a recent analysis of clinical data presented at a national geriatrics meeting in 2009 it was reported that combining vitamin E with an anti-inflammatory compound provided additional benefit in treatment, over and above the benefit seen from vitamin E alone. Because selenium is a natural anti-inflammatory, and because both vitamin E and selenium have a protective effect on brain cells, researchers have hypothesized that combining it with vitamin E may help treat Alzheimer’s disease.

Both selenium and vitamin E help maintain healthy body functions aside from disease prevention. Severe deficiencies can cause life-threatening muscle and nervous-system diseases. As critical antioxidants, they protect the immune-system cells from suffering “friendly fire” damage as they go about their work, especially areas that have a high reliance on oxygen-fueled metabolism, like in the heart, muscle and brain. They also protect the red blood cells from damage during exercise. Even reproduction can be negatively affected by the inadequate intake of vitamin E and selenium, and these nutrients are an important part of detoxification systems.

All vitamins and minerals identified as “essential” have critical roles to play, but what makes vitamin E and selenium particularly important is how likely deficiencies are in today’s civilized world.

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$26.94 for 120 capsules

UNIQUE OPTIMUM E COMPLEX by A. C. Grace Company

Above is the best vitamin E product I have found.

There are six major types of vitamin E supplements on the market and they are not all alike. On this companies site they say that, “Vitamin E activity doesn’t come from one single molecule, but from a family of related molecules called tocopherols and tocotrienols. There are four tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma, and delta) and four tocotrienols (alpha, beta, gamma, and delta), of which only alpha-tocopherol was recognized in the 1960s, by the government, to have vitamin E activity, which is measured in International Units (IUs). Consequently, because of that decision, only the alpha-tocopherol portion of a vitamin E product is considered ‘vitamin E,’ so the I.U. content of vitamin E supplements generally refers to only alpha-tocopherol.”

Research shows that maximum benefits are achieved when tocotrienols are taken separately from tocopherols and it is suggested they be taken before the evening meal since tocopherols have been shown to inhibit assimilation of tocotrienols in the body.[1] Tocotrienols help maintain healthy cholesterol levels, may also contribute to improving vascular and cardiometabolic integrity, help support a healthy cardiovascular system, and help maintain normal blood glucose levels. Tocotrienols work synergystically with tocopherols. Tocotrienols from the A. C. Grace company are also available.

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$36.00 for 60 capsules

UNIQUE Tocotrienol (tocopherol-free)

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This is a formula from a very good company in New Hampshire and their products are widely available in healthfood stores. Though I now recommend the SelenoPrecise and Brazil nuts one can never go wrong with Megafood, which uses the same type of process that SelenoPrecise uses.

[1]                                                                                              http://www.acgrace.com/unique-e-vitamin-e/unique-e-tocotrienols/

Vitamin E & Selenium

If you are thoughtful enough to supplement or use selenium for a mainline cancer treatment, it’s good to include a high quality vitamin E product. There are many diseases that can be aided or prevented by sufficient doses of selenium and vitamin E. Cancer is among the most notable for both nutrients, as they both increase the production of cancer-fighting enzymes. Vitamin E has also proved successful in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Vitamin E is also essential to heart health. The recommended intake of vitamin E can severely reduce the risk of a heart attack.

Research has shown that vitamin E has some benefit in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. In a recent analysis of clinical data presented at a national geriatrics meeting in 2009 it was reported that combining vitamin E with an anti-inflammatory compound provided additional benefit in treatment, over and above the benefit seen from vitamin E alone. Because selenium is a natural anti-inflammatory, and because both vitamin E and selenium have a protective effect on brain cells, researchers have hypothesized that combining it with vitamin E may help treat Alzheimer’s disease.

Both selenium and vitamin E help maintain healthy body functions aside from disease prevention. Severe deficiencies can cause life-threatening muscle and nervous-system diseases. As critical antioxidants, they protect the immune-system cells from suffering “friendly fire” damage as they go about their work, especially areas that have a high reliance on oxygen-fueled metabolism, like in the heart, muscle and brain. They also protect the red blood cells from damage during exercise. Even reproduction can be negatively affected by the inadequate intake of vitamin E and selenium, and these nutrients are an important part of detoxification systems.

All vitamins and minerals identified as “essential” have critical roles to play, but what makes vitamin E and selenium particularly important is how likely deficiencies are in today’s civilized world.

s

$26.94 for 120 capsules

UNIQUE OPTIMUM E COMPLEX by A. C. Grace Company

Above is the best vitamin E product I have found.

There are six major types of vitamin E supplements on the market and they are not all alike. On this companies site they say that, “Vitamin E activity doesn’t come from one single molecule, but from a family of related molecules called tocopherols and tocotrienols. There are four tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma, and delta) and four tocotrienols (alpha, beta, gamma, and delta), of which only alpha-tocopherol was recognized in the 1960s, by the government, to have vitamin E activity, which is measured in International Units (IUs). Consequently, because of that decision, only the alpha-tocopherol portion of a vitamin E product is considered ‘vitamin E,’ so the I.U. content of vitamin E supplements generally refers to only alpha-tocopherol.”

Research shows that maximum benefits are achieved when tocotrienols are taken separately from tocopherols and it is suggested they be taken before the evening meal since tocopherols have been shown to inhibit assimilation of tocotrienols in the body.[1] Tocotrienols help maintain healthy cholesterol levels, may also contribute to improving vascular and cardiometabolic integrity, help support a healthy cardiovascular system, and help maintain normal blood glucose levels. Tocotrienols work synergystically with tocopherols. Tocotrienols from the A. C. Grace company are also available.

s

$36.00 for 60 capsules

UNIQUE Tocotrienol (tocopherol-free)

http://www.allstarhealth.com/prodpics/250x250/120516-P23922.JPG

This is a formula from a very good company in New Hampshire and their products are widely available in healthfood stores. Though I now recommend the SelenoPrecise and Brazil nuts one can never go wrong with Megafood, which uses the same type of process that SelenoPrecise uses.

[1]                                                                                              http://www.acgrace.com/unique-e-vitamin-e/unique-e-tocotrienols/