The Stein Institute for Research on Aging presents recent findings by Dr. Gerhard N. Schrauzer, UCSD Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry on Selenium as a possible tool in cancer prevention. Series: SIRA (Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging)
An analysis of data from a large national study found that people who took a 200 microgram selenium supplement each day for almost eight years had an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who took a placebo or dummy pill. The data came from the Nutritional Prevention of Cancer Trial (NPC), a large randomized, multi-center, clinical trial from the eastern United States, designed to evaluate whether selenium supplements prevent skin cancer. In the current study, researchers selected 1,202 participants who did not have diabetes when they were enrolled in the NPC Trial. In the current study, 58 out of 600 participants in the selenium group and 39 out of 602 participants in the placebo group developed type 2 diabetes. After 7.7 years of follow-up, the relative risk rate was approximately 50 percent higher among those randomized to selenium than among those randomized to placebo. Selenium is a naturally occurring trace mineral present in soil and foods necessary in minute amounts to aid in metabolism.
I have shown this video to a local cancer support group and they loved Jerry’s presentation. Hopefully more people will see it here.
This is Jerry Brunetti’s highly informative video lecture Food as Medicine (2005) where he lays out his experience with terminal cancer which he successfully overcame with eating healthy and different food than he used to eat until then. In 1999 he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and given 6 months to live. He did not submit to chemotherapy, but rather, developed his own unique dietary approach to enhance his immune system. Jerry shares his personal experiences and provides his recipe for healthy living. You will learn about the crucial importance of minerals, which foods to choose for your best health requirements and what to avoid. After viewing this fascinating lecture you’ll realize the remarkable value of food in building good foundations, and providing buffers, to keep your body healthy. 3h long. A must see for everyone.
Food as Medicine features: The power of pigments -Make your plate a rainbow. Protection from cruciferous vegetables. The good oils. Fabulous fermentation. Eggs-The ultimate food. Butter vs. Margarine-The power of raw milk. What major minerals do-Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorous and Sulfur. The trace mineral catalysts-Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Boron and Iron. The forgotten five-Iodine, Molybdenum, Cobalt, Selenium and Chromium.
You can view the slides for this presentation here.
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Click on the play button below to play part 1 and 2.