DO YOU WANT A HEALTHY BABY?
According to Dr. Wallach, birth defects are preventable. It is a lack of nutrients. You need 90 nutrients a day, and you need to start taking these before you get pregnant. Your partner needs to do the same thing. Once you get pregnant you need to stay on it.
Dr. Wallach discovered that when a pregnant mother is deficient in selenium the gene for cystic fibrosis turns on, and when a pregnant mother is not deficient in selenium the cystic fibrosis gene remains off. Further, Dr. Wallach found that full-blown cystic fibrosis only develops if selenium deficiency was not corrected early on in the child. Another good thing about selenium is that reduces breast cancer by 80% and prostrate cancer by 60%.
More benefits of selenium.
Fragile blood vessels and lost of elastisicity are caused by not enough copper. Selenium is what you need. What do varicose veins and hemorrhoids have in common? Besides being linked to a copper/selenium deficiency, they are all red flags for developing hernias. Hernias in blood vessels can burst and cause sudden death. Recognizing the early warning signs of a copper and selenium deficiency and addressing it as soon as possible can prevent serious healthy issues down the road. Selenium is also an important antioxidant shown to protect against cell-damaging free radicals. Taking a daily selenium supplement has been linked to a significant lowered risk of cancers, such as breast, prostate, colorectal and lung cancer.
Our body needs trace minerals like selenium and copper to create healthy tissue and healthy blood vessels, hair, skin, and lungs, to name a few. Selenium is an essential nutrient that is needed in many key functions of the body. It is a co-factor in supporting liver function, such as eliminating toxins. Selenium also plays a role in the functioning of the thyroid gland and in every cell that uses thyroid hormone. A recent Harvard study links higher selenium levels to lower diabetes risk. Dr. Wallach successfully eliminated Keshan disease with the supplementation of selenium. Dr. Wallach also documented the link between selenium deficiency, Cystic Fibrosis, and Muscular Dystrophy. By supplementing with healthy levels of quality, bio-available selenium, along with the 90 other essential nutrients, we can support our bodies to optimal health.
According to US Senate Document of 1936:
Do you know that most of us today are suffering from certain dangerous diet deficiencies which cannot be remedied until the depleted soils from which our foods come are brought into proper mineral balanced?
The alarming fact is that foods -- fruits and vegetables and grains -- now being raised on milions of acres of land that no longer contains enough of certain needed minerals, are starving us -- no matter how much of them we eat!
This talk about minerals is novel and quite startling. In fact, a realization of the importance of minerals in food is so new that the textbooks on nutritional dietetics contain very little about it. Nevertheless, it is something that concerns all of us, and the further we delve into it the more starting it becomes.
You'd think, wouldn't you, that a carrot is a carrot -- that one is about as good as another as far as nourishment is concerned? But it isn't. One carrot may look and taste like another and yet be lacking in the particular mineral element which our system requires and which carrots are supposed to contain. Laboratory test proved that the fruits, the vegetables, the grains, the eggs, the milk, and the meat of today are not what they were a few generations ago. (Which doubtless explains why our forefathers thrived on the selection of goods that would starve us!). No man of today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his system with the mineral salts he requires for perfect health, because his stomach isn't big enough to hold them! And we are running to big stomachs.
No longer does a balanced and fully nourishing diet consist merely of so many calories or certain vitamins or a fixed proportion of starches, proteins, and carbohydrates. We now know that it must contain, in addition, something like a score of mineral salts. It is bad news to learn from our leading authorities that 99 percent of the American people are deficient in these minerals, and that a marked deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually results in disease. Any upset of the balance, and considerable lack of one of another element, however, microscopic the body requirement may be, and we sicken, suffer our lives.