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Go Nuts and Fight Cancer

America loves wars. Currently, we are so busy fighting the “War
on Terrorism” that we’ve forgotten about the thirty-year long
“War on Cancer.”

The “War on Cancer” was declared in 1971. It has cost taxpayers
billions of dollars, and the only outcome is that cancer
statistics have climbed from one out of eleven in the 1970’s to
one out of two in 2002.

“From about 1 in 11 in 1970, to 1 in 7 in 1980, to 1 in 4 in
1990, to about 1 in 2.15 people in the U.S. who are expected to
develop cancer in their lifetime in 2002. When will it reach 1
in 1. More Americans lost their lives from cancer than from war
in the entire 20th century. Ten million had died by 1996 since the
War on Cancer was first declared. One in two families will be
presently touched by cancer, and one out of four babies will die of the disease.

This is a “WAR” we are certainly losing. This is a war we must

In 1986, three professors at the prestigious Cornell University
Medical Center were certain they’d discovered a natural weapon
to fight cancer. They announced a naturally occurring remedy to
stem the rising tide of the killer disease. Realizing that we
were in the middle of an epidemic they announced their “cure” to
the world.

The press conference never made front-page news.

We never heard about it.

We ask whole auditoriums of people if they’ve ever heard this

Essentially no one raises a hand.

Do you know about this?

The Cornell doctors recommended that each of us should be sure
to consume more selenium then the RDI suggests. Selenium is a
naturally occurring mineral. It should be found in soil. It
should be available from our foods.

The RDI is the recommended daily allowance. It is set at 70 mcg
of selenium a day for both men and women.

But research claims we need not lower than 200 and as high as
600 mcg for the antioxidant effect and to help prevent cancer.

Ask the average doctor if you need to take a selenium
supplement. The answer will probably be, “No, just eat a
balanced diet and you’ll be fine!”

Typically, the average doctor’s twelve hours of nutrition in
medical school hasn’t kept pace with the thousands of studies in
nutritional science. Unfortunately, many physicians are as
overweight and under-exercised as their patients. Their rates of
cancer are as high and in some cases even higher than the
average population. Doctors need this information as much as the
lay public.

The information is here.

The experts at Cornell University had proof that America could
stem the rising tide of cancer, if each individual would consume
about 600 mcg of selenium a day. Not 70 mcg, as the RDI
erroneously suggests. Nearly 10 times the amount of the RDI!

This is potentially life saving information. One out of two
Americans is now struck with cancer.

Now here’s the problem. Is selenium in our soils? Is it in our

Selenium occurs most abundantly in soil containing volcanic ash.
The soil in northeastern, Pacific, southwestern, and extreme
southeastern regions of the U.S. are all deficient in selenium.
In Canada, the north central and eastern regions are deficient.
Food grown in these areas will also be deficient in selenium.

In fact the average American diet contains about 33 mcg of
selenium a day. This is about one half of what is minimally
required and 1/20th of the Cornell recommendation for cancer

Selenium has been shown to improve the efficiency with which DNA
can repair itself after being exposed to damaging substances.
This means your body can fight poisons better when adequate
amounts of the mineral are available.

Poisons? What kind of poisons?

The toxic residues of all the denatured, artificial foods you
eat, pesticides, anti-biotics, bacterial contamination,
vaccines, drugs, environmental pollutants. . .

The benefits are real! A study conducted at the University of
Arizona of 1,700 elderly Americans showed that those with low
levels of selenium are more apt to have polyps in the
gastrointestinal tract (33% compared to 9% in those with a high
level of selenium). The same study showed those taking 200 mcg
of selenium over 4.5 years have 63% less prostate cancer, 58%
fewer colorectal cancers, and 46% fewer lung cancers. Overall,
there were 30% fewer new cancers, and 50% less overall death
from cancer. The Health Professional Follow-up Study found that
those men with the highest intake of selenium (top 20 percent
versus the bottom 20 percent) had a 51 percent lower risk of
developing prostate cancer. In a clinical trial 1,312 people
were given 200 mcg of selenium a day for four and a half years.
They found a drop in prostate cancer of about 50 percent
compared to controls not taking selenium. Another study of 3,000
older Dutch people showed a reduction of lung cancer risk by 50%
for those on selenium. And in Finland in a study of over 12,000
people, cancer deaths were highest among people with the lowest
intake levels of selenium. Selenium creates selenium superoxide
dismutase, your body’s most powerful antioxidant enzyme. It’s
known as SOD. Remember this acronym. It’s going to be BIG buzz
for those who are savvy about health. Selenium has the ability
to bond with heavy metals in your body. You take these metals in
from air pollution, cigarette smoke, or from the food you eat.
When selenium bonds to hazardous metals they can be safely
excreted from your body. If they are not excreted, they may
damage your organs and even cause cancer. Isn’t it time to
listen to the scientists who are telling us adequate selenium
intake can prevent some cancers? Why wait any longer to protect
yourself and those you love? The facts are in. In areas where
the soil is deficient in selenium, there is a higher incidence
of cancer. Some cancers are caused by free radical oxidation,
which selenium prevents. Selenium also encourages the production
of macrophages, which "eat" foreign material that may cause
cancer. Can you see the importance of eating foods containing
selenium? When foods are highly processed, the selenium is
destroyed. Where can you find selenium? Look no further than the
naturally occurring, unprocessed Brazil nut. The average shelled
Brazil nut that contains 12-25 mcg of selenium. (If you are
willing to crack the shell yourself, the nut contains 100 mcg!)
A one fourth cup serving of shelled Brazil nuts will provide
your body with the selenium you need every day. The delectable
Macadamia nut contains only slightly less selenium than its
cousin from Brazil. Imagine that you can now enjoy Macadamias,
knowing you are taking steps to prevent cancer! Selenium is also
found in whole grains, sunflower seeds, and garlic. But nuts are
so fattening!


They are, if they’re roasted.

They are, if you eat them as a snack between a lunch of Beef
Tacos and a dinner of pork chops.

But, if you eat them raw, and not as a snack, but as part of a
seriously healthy meal, they’re not fattening at all. They’re
high in the healthy fatty acids your heart needs, and in plenty
of other important minerals and fiber.

What’s a “seriously healthy meal” containing nuts?

Raw fruits or vegetables and raw nuts.

A really good way to have nuts is on a fresh vegetable plate,
with cucumbers, red peppers, radishes, celery and other raw
vegetables you enjoy. Another way is to grind the nuts in a
clean coffee grinder, and mix them into your fresh fruit salad.

Or have them on their own, while you slowly sip a large fresh
vegetable juice or carrot juice.

Have healthy, raw, cancer-prevention meals like this, for
breakfast, lunch or dinner at least once a day. It’s the new Fit
for Life, a way to eat, if you don’t want cancer to soon strike
everyone you know, including you.

Just do it! Go nuts and fight cancer with Brazil nuts & selenium.

Find out more here




******************************************** Marilyn Diamond of
Fit for Life, is the co-founder with Dr. Donald Schnell of the
SPIRITUAL JAVA Rejuvenation Program that is transforming
thousands. The New Spiritual Diet, Incredible Value, One on One
Coaching. Amazing Results. http://www.SpiritualJava.com or
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