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Iodine and Selenium for Heart Health

The occurrence of iodine deficiency in cardiovascular disease is frequent. The thyroid hormone deficiency on cardiovascular function can be characterized with decreased myocardial contractility and increased peripheral vascular resistance as well as with the changes in lipid metabolism. A study done with 42 patients with cardiovascular disease were divided into 5 subgroups on the ground of the presence of hypertension, congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy, coronary dysfunction and arrhythmia.

Selenium in broccoli and garlic boosts immune system, could help fight cancer

By PF Louis:(NaturalNews) Most Natural News readers know that broccoli is a good cancer preventative. Not everyone knows that garlic is another good food to help stave off cancer cell reproduction. The compound or trace mineral selenium was isolated as the main cancer fighter, according to the latest research from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Magnesium deficiency? Try these 5 foods


Magnesium is a very important mineral that has been found to be radically deficient in people's diets, and therefore, their bodies. Since magnesium is implicated in a number of important bodily functions like proper muscle function and triggering hundreds of enzymatic actions, it's very important to understand common food sources of this 'miracle mineral'.

Vitamins C and E and selenium protect kidneys and bones from toxic cadmium


Cadmium is a widespread and highly toxic heavy metal to which most people are exposed simply through its contamination of their food. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists cadmium as number seven on its list of the 275 most hazardous substances. Fortunately, research suggests that supplementation with the micronutrients vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium can significantly mitigate cadmium's damaging effects on the kidneys and bones.

Vitamins C and E and selenium protect kidneys and bones from toxic cadmium


Cadmium is a widespread and highly toxic heavy metal to which most people are exposed simply through its contamination of their food. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists cadmium as number seven on its list of the 275 most hazardous substances. Fortunately, research suggests that supplementation with the micronutrients vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium can significantly mitigate cadmium's damaging effects on the kidneys and bones.

Vitamin E helps protect against toxic effects of mercury


A combination of vitamin E and selenium products may help reduce the toxicity of mercury from eating fish, according to a recent study involving lab rats. Scientists say that, if results can be replicated in human beings, the findings could mean that pregnant women may be able to consumer larger amounts of fish, and their children benefit more from omega-3s.

The importance of selenium as an essential mineral


Did you know by simply consuming foods with selenium one can lower the risk of joint inflammation, improve thyroid health and protect cells and organs from free radical damage! Selenium is a trace mineral that is also an essential nutrient in our diet. It is less popular unlike its counterparts like magnesium or calcium, yet crucial for our everyday health.
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Selenium deficiency may cause cardiomyopathy post-gastric bypass


Multivitamin supplementation is considered the standard of care for any patient undergoing gastric bypass, according to researchers from the University of Missouri who report a case of a non-compliant patient who failed to maintain regular follow-up after undergoing bariatric surgery leading to severe vitamin and mineral deficiencies managed by a multidisciplinary approach.
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