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Dr. David Brownstein, M.D
Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

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OPINION

Selenium Reduces Deaths From Breast Cancer

David Brownstein, M.D. By Tuesday, 06 February 2024 04:22 PM EST Current | Bio | Archive

For a study published in the journal Nutrients, researchers looked at the relationship between selenium and breast cancer. Blood samples were obtained from 538 women diagnosed with primary invasive breast cancer, collected before breast cancer treatment was started.

Each subject was assigned to one of four quartiles — from high to low — based on selenium levels. The patients were followed from diagnosis until death or to the end of the study. The 10-year survival rate was 65 percent for women in the lowest quartile of selenium levels compared to 87 percent for women in the highest quartile.

Breast cancer affects nearly one in seven American women. In my opinion, there are two major factors behind this epidemic: nutrient deficiencies and increased exposure to toxic hormones and chemicals.

Selenium is important for proper immune system function, and necessary for optimal thyroid function. Studies have shown that selenium is also important for mediating cell death (apoptosis) in cancer cells.

This study showed a relationship between serum selenium levels and the survivability from breast cancer. Selenium levels can be easily checked via blood and hair tests. Oral selenium supplementation can correct deficiencies.

Selenium is not the only nutrient necessary for optimizing breast tissue. Iodine is another vital nutrient that can help maintain normal architecture of breast tissue.

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Selenium is important for proper immune system function, and necessary for optimal thyroid function. Studies have shown that selenium is also important for mediating cell death in cancer cells.
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