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Selenium promotes Antiviral Immunity, reduces Viral Mutation and Viral Replication: Excerpt from DrV's Clinical Protocol
Governments should have addressed the pandemic of selenium deficiency years ago, especially since selenium is proven to provide anti-viral benefits and to reduce viral mutation (proven among millions)
MINERAL: Selenium is a mineral, commonly deficient in the soil, leading to deficiencies in plants, animals and humans.
NUTRIENT: Selenium is remarkably safe* and is commonly included in nutritional supplements at 200 micrograms (mcg) per daily dose for adults.
EFFECTIVE: Selenium is proven to support and enhance immune function.
PROTECTIVE: Selenium functions as an antioxidant by supporting the function of the enzyme glutathione reductase.
ANTIMUTAGENIC: Selenium reduces free-radical damage, thereby protecting the human host while also reducing the rate/severity of viral mutations.
ANTIVIRAL: The combination of 1) barrier enhancement/maintenance, 2) anti-replicative, 3) immune enhancement, and 4) systemic benefits allows us to consider selenium as a complete 4-component antiviral intervention.
AVAILABLE/INEXPENSIVE: Selenium is affordable/inexpensive and widely available.
*See video in Antiviral Nutrition Course for discussion of risks and laboratory monitoring.
Governments should have addressed the pandemic of selenium deficiency years ago, especially since selenium is proven to provide anti-viral benefits and to reduce viral mutation (proven among millions).
The two observations that 1) none of the governments and major health organizations are recommending and providing supplementation with vitamin D (60-90% of people are deficient), zinc (30% of the worldwide population is deficient, and selenium (15% of people are deficient) while 2) these same organizations state that alcohol, tobacco, and ultra-processed fake foods such as pastries and junk food are “essential” allows us to reach an obvious conclusion: governments and medical organizations are not educating people to be healthy and empowered and to prevent illness but are actually working to achieve the reverse of this: to keep people ignorant, dependent, weak and ill.
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Dr Alex Kennerly Vasquez (introduction; brief Bio-CV) writes and teaches for an international audience on various topics ranging from leadership to nutrition to functional inflammology. Major books include Inflammation Mastery, 4th Edition (full-color printing, 1182 pages, equivalent to 25 typical books [averaging 60,000 words each]), which was also published in two separate volumes as Textbook of Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine (Volume 1: Chapters 1-4; Volume 2: Chapter 5—Clinical Protocols for Diabetes, Hypertension, Migraine, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Vasculitis, Dermatomyositis and most other major inflammatory/autoimmune disorders); several sections have been excerpted including Antiviral Strategies and Immune Nutrition (ISBN 1502894890) (aka, Antiviral Nutrition [available as PDF download] and Brain Inflammation in Chronic Pain, Migraine, and Fibromyalgia. Dr Vasquez’s books are available internationally via bookstores such as BookDepository, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, ThriftBooks, AbeBooks, BetterWorldBooks, WaterStonesBooks and his new Telegram channel is https://t.me/DrAlexVasquez.