May First, 2010
Today is my Grandmother’s Birthday in 1879. She passed away in her 90′s. She was a farmer’s wife and country schoolteacher. She had seven children and raised them in Montana, USA. They farmed, had a garden and canned their own vegetables, fruits, jams and meat. We were healthy and had plenty to eat.
My sisters went to college. So, we stepped away from the land. I wrote a paper while I was in college on Selenium. It is a trace mineral we need in our diets. Cows need selenium in order to carry their calves full term. My friend had come down with cancer, and I was reading all I could to help her. Selenium is a mineral that is sorely depleted in the farms of Oregon and Washington. So the cattle must be given selenium in their feed to protect the calves.
People need it to protect themselves from cancer. If the soil is depleted, we must have suppliments to protect health. I was listening to Valerie Saxion, a naturopath doctor, who said a person can cut their risk of cancer by 50% just taking 200 mcg of selenium a day. That makes sense. If the soil is depleted, we must supplement our diets with the mineral selenium. It is very inexpensive and available at most health food stores and many drugstores.
Vitamin C is needed by the body. Citrus fruits and supplementing C builds our immune system. Vitamin D3 research has found most people don’t get 30 minutes of good sunshine a day. We stay indoors too much. Vitamin D3 is vital for good health. Seniors need to spend time outside.
I watched a one hour t.v. show called “Food Matters.” They said that food was the most important elements we take into our body. If we are deficient in the basic nutrients, it causes many diseases. If we take the growing food, organically grown, into our body, we are supplied with nutrients and we heal. There is a limited number of nutrients that do many functions within our bodies. When we take in living, organically grown food, our bodies heal.
Mineral Selenium Missing in WA and OR by Grandma Kris
May First, 2010