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Posted by: Nadira, Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 1:02pm
I can't remember where I read that I should take 100 mcg of Selenium, in addition to what might be in my multi.  I could have read it in a sugar sensitivity book or to help depression.

Is this something that a type O should take?  Or just under certain protocols?

Thanks for any info.

Nadira
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 5:27pm; Reply: 1
http://www.dadamo.com/suppbase/depict.cgi?25

http://www.dadamo.com/protocols/9.html
Posted by: Nadira, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 5:00pm; Reply: 2
Thank you for the information Lola  :)
As an O I eat a lot of meat and fish, so I guess I'm good to go, even though I'm hypothyroid and trying to stabilize my doses.

I didn't see anything in protocol 9 that mentions selenium.  Am I missing something?
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 5:57pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from Nadira


I didn't see anything in protocol 9 that mentions selenium.  Am I missing something?


Look in the entries for type B and AB.  

The Teacher catalyst product includes selenium.
Posted by: Nadira, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 9:44pm; Reply: 4
But I'm a type O...
Posted by: Lola, Friday, August 10, 2012, 6:26am; Reply: 5
exactly ;)
Posted by: Nadira, Friday, August 10, 2012, 5:11pm; Reply: 6
Lola, how does this:

     "Look in the entries for type B and AB.  

     The Teacher catalyst product includes selenium."

help me decide if I need to take extra selenium for thyroid, depression, or sugar sensitivity?
Posted by: Lloyd, Friday, August 10, 2012, 5:49pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from Nadira
Lola, how does this:

     "Look in the entries for type B and AB.  

     The Teacher catalyst product includes selenium."

help me decide if I need to take extra selenium for thyroid, depression, or sugar sensitivity?


It is more beneficial for B and AB, and GT Teachers as groups. Whether or not you, the individual, needs more selenium is another question and one we can't answer.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Friday, August 10, 2012, 5:53pm; Reply: 8
It sounds to me like selenium is not a nutrient that O's normally need to supplement with, and that there are other supplements that are usually more helpful for O's with sugar sensitivity, thyroid problems, and depression.

It might still be useful for you personally, as we're all unique individuals. But take a look at the Dr D protocols for your own situation, and see which nutrients are suggested. Take a look at how much selenium is already found in your diet.
Posted by: Nadira, Friday, August 10, 2012, 10:27pm; Reply: 9
Thanks ruthiegirl!
Posted by: Lola, Friday, August 10, 2012, 11:55pm; Reply: 10
Quoted Text
Selenium is thought to reduce incidence of
liver cancer as a result of hepatitis
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Monday, September 3, 2012, 9:15pm; Reply: 11
I like to take it as it is good against cancer & heart trouble.  It also is supposed to make the blood vessels stronger.  I take E as I eat a lot of olive oil & doubt that the natural E is preserved in any product that is bought or cooked.

My husband is AB(&probably a Warrior) & I would think he would need more E & selenium, but his dr. says to not take extra, but to just take a good multi. (This dr. is better than the previous one; he recommends better nutritional ideas & reduced Mr T's medications.)

The new location of his job has more pollution, & I would think that for sure he would benefit from more E & selenium!
Posted by: Christopher1, Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 12:12am; Reply: 12
I take 200 mcg of selenium a day. For what it's worth. I'm a fairly large person though.
Posted by: yaeli, Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 4:59am; Reply: 13
I take 200 mcg selenium every other day just to please my doctor, so I consider this sort of cheating, because I could have another, better O/Gatherer beneficial anticancer supp instead. I may be exaggerating though ("Jupiter guiding planet" (think) ). Would it were an O avoid, Dr. D would have mentioned this somewhere, I believe.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 6:33am; Reply: 14
Quoted Text
Selenium is thought to reduce incidence of
liver cancer as a result of hepatitis, usually 200 mcg per day.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Monday, January 26, 2015, 5:48pm; Reply: 15
It's in the mutimineral 13 odd mcg per two caps.

Also useful if you smoke of curse. heavy metal detox anyone?
Posted by: misspudding, Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:33pm; Reply: 16
Selenium is necessary for your body to use iodine. So if you're using iodized salt and not getting a significant source of selenium in your diet (I think it's mainly seafood, seaweed, and brazil nuts), it would seem prudent to take a small amount to supplement.

Iodine in the absence of selenium seems to cause thyroid problems.

Good luck!
Posted by: misspudding, Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:35pm; Reply: 17
http://chriskresser.com/iodine-for-hypothyroidism-like-gasoline-on-a-fire

That's a useful link with info.
Posted by: misspudding, Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:36pm; Reply: 18
But if you eat enough meat and fish, it shouldn't be problem?

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?dbid=95&tname=nutrient
Posted by: Mother, Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:32pm; Reply: 19
tuna and salmon are very high in selenium. You have to watch it to not overdose on it. One brazil nut contains enough selenium for the day. Have a nut instead of supplemental.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 1:29am; Reply: 20
Of course if your swami says Brazil nuts are avoids... avoid ;)
Posted by: Mother, Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 1:30am; Reply: 21
I do... I eat tuna and salmon regularly
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