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Selenium helps Provide Important Protection for Your Skin

With an astounding 1,500,000 Americans per year being diagnosed with skin cancer in the US alone, protecting your skin can be a life-saving endeavor. And did you know that selenium, an under-appreciated trace mineral present in just miniscule amounts, can help reduce your risk of skin cancer..?

Of course yearly physician visits to check out all your skin is a must, with vigilance for any changes whatsoever to spots, moles, or other lesions of your skin warranting immediate attention.

However the good news now is that with higher blood levels of selenium, an individual may reduce the incidence of skin cancer by about 60%, according to a new study from Dutch and Australian researchers as published in 2009.

Unfortunately selenium is low in the average diet for two reasons. First we eat far too many processed foods that are void of selenium. And the second reason is that many areas of the world just don’t have much selenium in the soil where their vegetables and fruits grow. If it is not in the soil, then it simply can’t be in the plants that we call food.

A good multivitamin with selenium or a separate selenium supplement can help support healthy blood levels. Limiting daily intake to 200 mcg per day is important to prevent excess levels. It is time to put this critical trace mineral to work for you, to help protect your skin, your thyroid, breasts and prostate.

Antibiotics May Accelerate your Death and Increase Suffering

Most of us know that antibiotics, although often life-saving, can destroy your friendly bacteria in your GI tract called probiotics. Commonly recognized probiotics are Acidophilus and bifidobacterium, and without question taking a supplement of probiotics during your antibiotic treatment and for 3 to 6 months after, is essential for GI health and to help prevent antibiotic induced diarrhea, super-infections of the bowel that can be deadly and yeast infections.

Yet, it is time for “the rest of the story”… Did you know that vitamin K2 levels can drop due to antibiotic use too. Sure, K2 sounds about as obscure as the K2 mountain in Nepal that stands next to Mt. Everest, yet vitamin K2 is about to be the next big thing when it comes to your health. I believe vitamin K2 will begin to rival vitamin D’s claim to fame when it comes to protecting your health. In future blogs you will hear more about K2. In the interim, let me leave you with these compelling facts.Vitamin K2 insufficiency has been linked to heart disease, calcification of the arteries, osteoporosis and there is growing evidence that low levels can contribute to certain cancers including disease of the prostate.

So, talk to your doctor about vitamin K2 and the use of a daily probiotic. And remember just because you eat your vegetables, which is a rich source of vitamin K1, you can still be super low when it comes to your K2, especially from antibiotic use. It is time to ascend to the peak of your wellness.


Health Tips On the Go!

Improve Posture

  • 1.Avoid slouching. Be aware of your posture as you walk, sit, and drive, keep shoulders squared and head pulled back and up.

  • 2.Imagine a thread pulling the top of your head toward the ceiling. Visualization can help improve your sense of position.

  • 3.If your job requires you to sit for long periods, take frequent breaks to stand, stretch and shake it out.

  • 4.Maintain a strong core to help support proper posture. Add core-training exercises to your daily routine.

  • 5.A firm mattress and ergonomic pillow help achieve proper back support while you sleep, so you'll stand straighter in the a.m.

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