The effects of poor nutrition on disease, Selenium

One shocking study, which changed our way of looking at the relationship between microorganism and nutrition, demonstrated that a person's nutritional status could change the virulence of a virus...

The study was based on the observation in the 1930s that in certain regions of China a particular form of heart damage (referred to as Keshan cardiomyopathy) occurred in a significant number of people living in certain provinces. The disorder was characterized by progressive heart muscle failure with gross enlargement of the heart and abnormal rhythms of the heart beat. when the heart was examined at autopsy, it was found to have large areas of destruction of the muscle. This disorder is the most common one leading to heart transplantation in the United States.

Later, it was discovered that the disease occured only in areas with low soil selenium levels, and dietary supplementation with selenium greatly reduced the incidence of this highly fatal disease.

Health and Nutrition Secrets (that can save your life), Dr Russell L. Blaylock, MD

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