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[2011 July] ‘I GIVE MY BADGERS VITAMINS TO STOP TB’  “Everything I read pointed to the trace element selenium being the solution so I decided to make cakes of molasses with the highest dose of selenium permitted. I got Ministry permission and started leaving my cakes outside the setts in the woods. This has worked for nearly a decade in a TB hot spot

[pdf March 2007] Effects of selenium supplementation on New Zealanders’ health

SELENIUM: MINERAL WITH MUSCLE Health Sciences Institute e-Alert December 18, 2002

Selenium Critical to General Health and Thyroid Function

Selenium Against Viruses: More Exciting Research from Dr. Will Taylor

Study: Bad Diets May Breed Deadlier Viruses

[vid] Health Freedom Doesn't Exist   "He (Dr.  Joel Wallach) discovered the cause and cure of cystic fibrosis, published it, he discovered when the pregnant mother is deficient in selenium the gene codes for cystic fibrosis turns on, when she is replete in selenium the gene does not turn on.  they could make cystic fibrosis happen at will.....after he published that and proved it they fired him."

[1991] Weber GF et al. Glutathione peroxidase deficiency and childhood seizures  4 children with intractable seizures, repeated infections, and intolerance to anticonvulsants had evidence of glutathione peroxidase deficiency. 2 had low intracellular enzyme activity but normal blood selenium and high plasma glutathione peroxidase concentrations. The other 2 had low intracellular glutathione peroxidase activity with low circulating glutathione peroxidase and selenium concentrations. The clinical state of the children improved after discontinuation of anticonvulsant medication and selenium substitution.

One day I was consulted by a young man who had cardiomyopathy - a degenerative disease of the heart muscle which, when severe, usually means that a heart transplant is the only hope for survival. He had been through the usual procedures, was obviously extremely ill and was on the waiting list for a suitable donor heart.
   I had read somewhere about an 'epidemic' of a particular form of cardiomyopathy in China where it was found that selenium supplements resulted in cures. I had also read about another form of this disease in New Zealand, occurring in sheep that were deficient in various trace elements. Therefore, I decided to try a broad mixture of various vitamins and minerals - Vitamin C, Vitamin E, B-Group Vitamins, Zinc, Magnesium, Manganese, Selenium and cod-liver oil. The patient stopped smoking, began to eat 'good' food and with the cooperation of his wife lead a good life-style. Slowly, at first, he began to improve, then this became obvious to an extent where the heart was functioning at 80% of normal. Eventually he was able to lead a normal life - working and without any apparent heart problems.
          Naturally, I was curious and pleased. So when I was confronted by an elderly gentleman with severe cardiomyopathy of rapid onset I decided to 'give him the works'. His heart, on the X-Ray was enormous and there was an extreme degree of cardiac failure. Response was dramatic. By the time he saw a specialist in Sydney a few weeks later his heart was of normal size and all was well.
         Now two cases do not represent much of a statistical study and there are many forms, therefore causes, of cardiomyopathy but it was obvious to me that I had come across something of enormous importance. Naturally, I tried to interest the cardiologists but this was a total waste of time. They had seen my patients, they could not offer an explanation for the 'cures' but their attitude remained hostile.
     During the next few years I treated several more patients with similar dramatic responses. No doubt, if I saw more patients I would eventually come across some where causes were different and results would, therefore, not be good but it so happened that I never had a failure. To this day, unfortunately, my colleagues remain entrenched in scepticism."---Medical Pioneer of the 20th century p393

"There certainly are a lot of exciting developments about selenium and viruses, some of which is new work and some of which is research that is only now gaining the attention it deserves, even though it was done a few years back. I am referring to the use of selenium to treat an Ebola-like hemorrhagic fever that broke out in China in the late 1980s. Hemorrhagic fevers can kill up to 90 percent of those infected, but this study showed that selenium supplementation can reduce that mortality rate dramatically."---Selenium Against Viruses: More Exciting Research from Dr. Will Taylor

"Poor nutrition leads to mutations that create more dangerous forms of the influenza virus and may contribute to newly virulent outbreaks of viral epidemics ranging from the common cold to AIDS and Ebola hemorrhagic fever........ Deficiencies of selenium allowed the human influenza virus to mutate into more virulent forms in mice, and a similar mutation is likely to occur in people, researchers said in a study in the FASEB Journal, published by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology."--Media