This one is a bit odd.
So I was watching videos on Bitchute where the truth goes when it is banned by the Google Gestapo. One was a very long interview with a M.D. who has odd ideas. Things like the banned topic of 5G causing virus problems and vaccines being not all that great. The channel is named W0K3 and the video description is:
Dr. Rashid A. Buttar has a virtual sit down with Patrick Bet-David. Ask Dr. Buttar on his site and get all videos
A couple of hours of “fluff” to run in the background while doing other things… but it wasn’t as much fluff as I was expecting. Several bits had me run off and check some outrageous claim. Like the idea that 5G frequencies can change the voltage-gated calcium channels in cells. Turns out it does… Or that Selenium deficiency can cause virus problems while selenium itself is antiviral. Also true. So a Brazil Nut a day is all it takes to have enough, or just settle back with some fish & chips or bacon & eggs. You know, those foods we’re being told to avoid…
Adv Nutr. 2015 Jan; 6(1): 73–82.
Published online 2015 Jan 7. doi: 10.3945/an.114.007575
Dietary Selenium in Adjuvant Therapy of Viral and Bacterial Infections1
Viral and bacterial infections are often associated with deficiencies in macronutrients and micronutrients, including the essential trace element selenium. In selenium deficiency, benign strains of Coxsackie and influenza viruses can mutate to highly pathogenic strains. Dietary supplementation to provide adequate or supranutritional selenium supply has been proposed to confer health benefits for patients suffering from some viral diseases, most notably with respect to HIV and influenza A virus (IAV) infections. In addition, selenium-containing multimicronutrient supplements improved several clinical and lifestyle variables in patients coinfected with HIV and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Selenium status may affect the function of cells of both adaptive and innate immunity. Supranutritional selenium promotes proliferation and favors differentiation of naive CD4-positive T lymphocytes toward T helper 1 cells, thus supporting the acute cellular immune response, whereas excessive activation of the immune system and ensuing host tissue damage are counteracted through directing macrophages toward the M2 phenotype. This review provides an up-to-date overview on selenium in infectious diseases caused by viruses (e.g., HIV, IAV, hepatitis C virus, poliovirus, West Nile virus) and bacteria (e.g., M. tuberculosis, Helicobacter pylori). Data from epidemiologic studies and intervention trials, with selenium alone or in combination with other micronutrients, and animal experiments are discussed against the background of dietary selenium requirements to alter immune functions.
Keywords: micronutrient, supplementation, selenoprotein, AIDS, immunity
Odd that we’ve not heard anything about checking selenium status of patients with sever disease. Though I’d bet not many Elder Care homes feed a lot of bacon & egg breakfasts or have bowls of Brazil Nuts setting about.
This next one I find very odd. Low selenium causes a point mutation in a virus that enhances the disease during viral replication.
from book Selenium: Its Molecular Biology and Role in Human Health (pp.235-245)
Selenium as an antiviral agent
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Recent work with selenium has demonstrated that a deficiency in this trace mineral will lead to increased viral pathogenesis. Selenium-deficient animals infected with a viral pathogen demonstrate immune dysfunction, including altered chemokine and cytokine expression patterns. A benign coxsackievirus infection of selenium-deficient mice leads to the development of myocarditis and further experiments demonstrated that the change in virulence was due to point mutations in the viral genome. Thus, replication in a selenium-deficient host led to a normally benign virus acquiring virulence due to viral mutations. A deficiency in selenium is also associated with disease progression in HIV-infected individuals and with hepatitis C virus-induced liver cancers. It appears that adequate levels of selenium help to protect the host against viral infection.
As fish are a large source, and folks in Sweden eat a lot of fish, that might also matter to their success. Would be interesting to see comparative diet information on folks with low symptoms vs bad symptoms.
J Cell Mol Med. 2013 Aug; 17(8): 958–965.
Published online 2013 Jun 26. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.12088
Electromagnetic fields act via activation of voltage-gated calcium channels to produce beneficial or adverse effects
The direct targets of extremely low and microwave frequency range electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in producing non-thermal effects have not been clearly established. However, studies in the literature, reviewed here, provide substantial support for such direct targets. Twenty-three studies have shown that voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) produce these and other EMF effects, such that the L-type or other VGCC blockers block or greatly lower diverse EMF effects. Furthermore, the voltage-gated properties of these channels may provide biophysically plausible mechanisms for EMF biological effects. Downstream responses of such EMF exposures may be mediated through Ca2+/calmodulin stimulation of nitric oxide synthesis. Potentially, physiological/therapeutic responses may be largely as a result of nitric oxide-cGMP-protein kinase G pathway stimulation. A well-studied example of such an apparent therapeutic response, EMF stimulation of bone growth, appears to work along this pathway. However, pathophysiological responses to EMFs may be as a result of nitric oxide-peroxynitrite-oxidative stress pathway of action. A single such well-documented example, EMF induction of DNA single-strand breaks in cells, as measured by alkaline comet assays, is reviewed here. Such single-strand breaks are known to be produced through the action of this pathway. Data on the mechanism of EMF induction of such breaks are limited; what data are available support this proposed mechanism. Other Ca2+-mediated regulatory changes, independent of nitric oxide, may also have roles. This article reviews, then, a substantially supported set of targets, VGCCs, whose stimulation produces non-thermal EMF responses by humans/higher animals with downstream effects involving Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent nitric oxide increases, which may explain therapeutic and pathophysiological effects.
Keywords: intracellular Ca2+, voltage-gated calcium channels, low frequency electromagnetic field exposure, nitric oxide, oxidative stress, calcium channel blockers
Not sure I like the idea of pathophysiological and adverse effects, even if some times it can do something else that’s good. Randomly and continuously screwing around with your cell membranes and metabolism is generally not a good idea. Adding more “oxidative stress” to people who are already having problems caused by too much is also not helpful, so anyone checking the microwave level around “hot spots” of disease or where patients are being treated? How’s that “WiFi in the hospital” double blind test going?…
Milk and yogurt
So I’m still thinking some of what the guy is saying seems a bit “out there”. OTOH, every bit I checked has had a factual basis behind it (but I didn’t check everything, or even most).
Do realize that too much selenium makes you very sick, so don’t OD on Brazil Nuts.
Age Recommended daily amount of selenium Over 14 years 55 mcg 9 to 13 years 40 mcg 4 to 8 years 30 mcg 7 months to 3 years 20 mcg Birth to 6 months 15 mcg
1. Brazil nuts
Brazil nuts are one of the best sources of selenium. One ounce, or about six to eight nuts, contains about 544 mcg. Make sure you only eat a serving of Brazil nuts a few times a week to avoid selenium toxicity.
Yellowfin tuna contains about 92 mcg of selenium per 3 ounces (oz), making it an excellent source of selenium. This is followed by sardines, oysters, clams, halibut, shrimp, salmon, and crab, which contain amounts between 40 and 65 mcg.
Many health-conscious eaters avoid ham due to its high salt content. However, it provides about 42 mcg of selenium per 3 oz serving, or 60 percent of the recommended daily intake for adults.