Category Archives: Selenium

Quitting AIDS Drugs Is Hard to Do, and Hard Not To…

AIDS critics often miss the point that quitting AIDS drugs is hard, and can be dangerous. The major thrust of dissidence has been simply to get people off the drugs, or to expose the great (and plentiful) frauds of the AIDS industry. But this is not a solution for people who are ill, who do want to quit the drugs, but do not have an understanding of the difficulties they will have in re-building their immune system – if that is indeed possible after, say, 10 years on chemotherapy drugs….AIDS critics, a.k.a. “dissidents,” often disregard or even scorn this reality. But what for? It is reality, after all. Continue reading Quitting AIDS Drugs Is Hard to Do, and Hard Not To…

Six Ways to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Nutrition by Cal Crilly

I see a tumour as acting like a foetus, this is not new as many researchers both mainstream and alternative descibe cancer in exactly the same way….The Trophoblast Theory of Cancer is now over a hundred years old, this theory describes Cancer cells as behaving like the invasive Trophoblast cells that occur during pregnancy.

by Cal Crilly, reposted from


Pineapple flower – by Sepp Hasselberger  (Bromelain is obtained from unripe pineapples)

This is dedicated to Jacquie, my loving ex-mother in law who was a surrogate mum to me for a good decade. If I had known these things 5 years or so ago she might be still with us now but when I press send on this button here I know she’ll be behind me with the biggest cheesiest grin and she’ll be happy.

I’ve been giving dietary advice to various friends who have been passing this information on to relatives with differing forms of cancer. So far all the ones who have taken this advice are alive and also free of cancer, this is over a period of 3 years, 2 had surgery first and no more, one had surgery and chemo, one had chemo and radiation.

Writing this is an attempt to get a my interpretation of the cancer phenomena out of my head, to describe with proof what I think the data means and to come up with simple, affordable and doable self treatments that can be used with whatever other therapy is chosen. I’d like to see the work of oncologists who treat cancer get easier. I also want to see people get better and get on with their lives.

All I tell them to do is take up to 2 grams of Bromelain with meals. To get some form of Selenium food either from 3-4 Brazil nuts a day or from Broccoli and Garlic. I now recommend a bottle of Cod Liver Oil a week (I do this for psoriasis, it’s not recommended if pregnant). I suggest Green Tea as Green Tea and Cod Liver Oil work synergistically. Some Lysine tablets, at least 3 grams worth with cancer. Vitamin C, preferably from food such as lemons though Sodium Ascorbate powder will do. I haven’t advised people to take B3 or Nicotinamide but I now think I should.

So here’s why… Continue reading Six Ways to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Nutrition by Cal Crilly


RTB: We are pleased to present Cal Crilly’s patent submission (which is yours for the taking, should you want to take it up), for the treatment of HIV – which is, in reality a group of human endogenous retroviral sequences, which are activated in damaged or nutrient-starved cells. The sequences, aligning with the AIDS industries ‘gag, pol and env,’ gene-encoding regions, are really long terminal repeats in our own human DNA, which are expressed when they are no longer properly methylated (bound by methyl groups and restricted from over-production).

This work, if we at RTB may be so forward, is the future of AIDS research.

Patent for HERV and Methylation Activity Ratio Test,
by Cal Crilly
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Southern African Development Community (SADC) Health Meeting
Johannesburg, South Africa, November 28 and 29, 2002

By Roberto Giraldo *


1. Nutritional immunology.

2. Nutritional deficiencies and HIV/AIDS.

3. Nutritional deficiencies and the progression of HIV-positive individuals to AIDS.

4. Nutritional deficiencies and the “transmission” of HIV/AIDS.

5. Oxidative stress and HIV/AIDS.

6. Nutritional and antioxidant deficiencies in the pathogenesis of AIDS.

7. Nutritional and antioxidant therapy for the prevention and treatment of AIDS.

8. Conclusions.


Selenium Suppresses HIV

By Jeremy Appleton, ND, CNS

Healthnotes Newswire (March 1, 2007)—Supplementing daily with the essential trace mineral selenium can suppress the progression of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and improve immune cell counts, new research shows. The results support the use of selenium as an additional therapy for HIV and AIDS.

A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine evaluated the effects of selenium on HIV viral load and T helper cell count. (Viral load is the amount of virus circulating in the blood at any given time; T helper [CD4+] cells are immune cells that HIV exploits to infect a person.)
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What is selenium?

What is selenium?

Selenium is a trace mineral that is essential to good health but required only in small amounts [1,2]. Selenium is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which are important antioxidant enzymes. The antioxidant properties of selenoproteins help prevent cellular damage from free radicals. Free radicals are natural by-products of oxygen metabolism that may contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease [2,3]. Other selenoproteins help regulate thyroid function and play a role in the immune system [4-7].

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Selenium pills may slow HIV progression, says study

By Stephen Daniells, 23-Jan-2007

Daily selenium supplements, in combination with traditional anti-retroviral therapy, may control the viral load associated with HIV and boost the numbers of immune cells, says research.

The study, published in the latest issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, highlights the need of further research into the role of micronutrients in AIDS management, but it should be stressed that the selenium are not a replacement for standard antiretroviral drugs, but a potential supplement.
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Is Selenium Deficiency Behind Ebola, AIDS and Other Deadly Infections?

Copyright © 1995 by Jack Challem, The Nutrition Reporter

The latest Ebola epidemic in Zaire may be over, but it’s probably only a matter of time before this supergerm returns – and still others emerge.

The reason: Ebola and other deadly viruses, including the human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1), might be stimulated by deficiencies in the mineral selenium.
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Selenium may protect against artery furring

By Stephen Daniells, 25-Sep-2007

Selenium supplements may reduce the risk of heart disease by inhibiting the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol, suggests a small study from Italy.

Writing in the journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases the Italian researchers report that 14 healthy subjects taking a daily selenium supplement did not experience significant increases in oxidatively modified LDL, compared to a two per cent increase observed prior to supplementation.

Such results could favourably reduce the risk of heart disease as oxidative modification of LDL has been reported to be a major part of the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, and subsequently cardiovascular disease.
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Selenium bioavailabilty higher from Brazil nuts, says study

By Stephen Daniells, 15-Feb-2008

Consuming only two Brazil nuts every day can raise blood selenium levels by about 65 per cent, suggests a new study from New Zealand

Results of the randomised controlled trial showed that the bioavailability of the mineral from the nuts was higher than from selenomethionine, one of the most common forms used for fortifying foods and in dietary supplements.
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Selenium Slows HIV

Reported June 23, 2008

MIAMI, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Every year, 40,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with HIV. More than one million Americans are currently living with the disease. Research dollars continue to go towards uncovering new therapies, but it doesn’t always take a million dollar drug to have a major impact. Now, one low-cost supplement is changing lives.

Found in turkey, beef and green veggies, selenium is a potent antioxidant.

“Selenium helps to boost the immune system,” Barry Hurwitz, Ph.D., a clinical scientist at the University of Miami Medical School in Miami, Fla., told Ivanhoe.

In a recent study, Dr. Hurwitz studied selenium’s effect in patients with HIV.

“I liken the effect of selenium to a lion tamer in a zoo,” Dr. Hurwitz said. “What it tends to do is make viruses more docile.”
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Lifelong selenium intake may slow age-related cognitive decline

By Stephen Daniells, 13-Feb-2007

Related topics: Research, Minerals, Cognitive and mental function

Low levels of selenium throughout life have been linked to lower cognitive function, says an epidemiological study based in China.

The epidemiological study, published in the current issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology, could help further increase public awareness of a mineral already associated with reducing the risk of prostate and lung cancer, as well as boosting the immune system.
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Low selenium levels may be weakening muscles – study

By Stephen Daniells, 27-Aug-2007
Related topics: Research, Minerals, Energy & endurance

Low blood levels of selenium could double the risk of weaker muscles in the elderly, suggests new research based in Italy.

Writing in this month’s American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers from the Tuscany Regional Agency, (Italy), Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Azienda Sanitaria Firenze, (Italy), and the National Institute on Aging, report that people with the lowest blood levels of the mineral were 94 per cent more likely to have poor knee and grip strength, relative to those with the highest selenium blood levels.
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Selenium Supplements May Slow Progression of HIV

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) — Supplements of the mineral selenium appear to reduce or slow the progression of HIV, University of Miami researchers report.

Deficiencies in selenium have been noted in HIV-positive patients, and evidence suggests that supplements of the nutrient can improve immune system function, the researchers report in the Jan. 22 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.
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