Selenium is so undervalued today. It is an antioxidant that binds with heavy metals making them less dangerous to us.
Se is needed to convert T4 to the more active T3 thyroid hormone. It also provides antioxidant protection for the thyroid gland.
The supplements you mentioned are some of the best for fighting or avoiding cancer, however you should consider the positives and negatives of various *forms* of each of them.
Sadly I don't have the reference for this, but it probably is either from Life Extension magazine--lef.org, or wellnessresources.com.
"A gold standard study sponsored by the National†Cancer†Institute involving 1300 people (J.A.M.A. Dec.1996) found 200 mcg of high selenium yeast daily can reduce the all†cancer†incidence rate by 39% and the overall†cancer†death rate by half. Prostate†cancer†incidence was reduced 63%. Colon cancer†incidence was reduced 58%. Lung†cancer†incidence was decreased 46%. All carcinoma incidence was reduced 45%"
In Episode 10 Chris discusses the RCGG Onconomics Plus Test, also known as oncostat, or the Greek test. They test your cancer and tell you which natural and Pharma substances will likely be helpful in the fight against your particular cancer.
Consider taking mixed tocopherols and or mixed tocotrienols or a combination of those forms of vitamin E. Taking just the cheap alpha form most commonly found in pharmacies is unnatural and can lead to lower levels of the gamma form.
If I had time I'd share links to studies on some esoteric forms of vitamin E causing apoptosis--natural cell death--in cancer cells.
There is SO much information out there on supplements and diets as alternative or adjunct treatments for cancer. Sadly the best information on this is not likely to come from the US but from overseas. Pharma has a stranglehold on scientific development for the benefit of their profits, not our health.
This guy lost both parents and several other relatives to cancer. He goes around the world interviewing researchers. Most are natural or semi-natural. One, Rigvir, is an approved natural medical treatment in Eastern Europe and is covered by insurance there. It is available in Mexico https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/
This long-time editor of the New England Journal of Medicine wrote a book some years ago very critical of how Pharma corrupts studies. Remember she saw both the studies that they accepted for publication and those that were rejected. She teaches at Harvard. She's mainstream, not natural. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM200410073511522#t=article
Thankfully people today have alternative ways to learn. They don't have to rely on what the doctor feels is best--for profits.
There seems to be a problem with your detox capacity when you are getting heavy symptoms while using HMD.
Your body/detox organs might be weak and have problems to flush out the toxins you move with HMD. That is why Dr. Georgiou strongly revommends to use Lavage to help the detox organs to function better, and also chlorella for the absorption of the toxins in the colon.
Melody, I'm sorry to hear about your situation; however, I've heard similar reports many, many times. Some of those people were members in detox groups for many months and reported life changing gains.
Antioxidants help to bind with the heavy metals that have been kicked up--mobilized. They provide some protection from them.
Vitamin C and Vitamin E are two such antioxidants. They are somewhat different so taking both is recommended.
More than tiny amounts of vitamin C do not linger for long in the blood stream so we benefit from taking some with each meal and before bed. Hopefully you'll tolerate a gram or so of it per dose. Some find the buffered form to be better tolerated by the stomach. Others like the acid form with big meals to help with digestion.
Selenium is an underappreciated antioxidant. It is a natural mineral like calcium or zinc but it also binds with many heavy metals making them much less toxic to us. Selenium also helps to make thyroid hormones.
Many of us toxic folks need help to be more calm, relaxed and mentally sharp. There are a number of supplements that can be tried for this. More than a few people will take many or most of these.
Magnesium. Remember Epsom Salt is magnesium sulfate. Toxic folks often dont' make enough sulfate for liver detox. Somem people like the more subtle effect of a foot bath.
Glutamine and or GABA. GABA is maybe the brain's most important anti-anxiety neurochemical. The body makes it from glutamine. Glutamine also helps to fuel the bain, helps to heal the digestive tract, helps muscles and is needed to make the liver's most important antioxidant, glutathone.
You'll want to consume some sulfur containing foods such as broccoli, eggs, garlic, etc. Mercury loves to bind with sulfur. Sulfur is a component of glutathione.
However taking too much sulfur can cause problems because it also kicks up---mobilizes--more heavy metals (HMs). We need to use sulfur wisely.
Learn about adrenal cortex support--adrenal fatigue or adrenal insufficiency. mercury hammers the adrenal cortex and related control systems.
Zinc is an essential mineral. However it is chemically similar to mercury. They compete for binding spots in the body to some extent. You'll probably do well to increase your intake of Zn somewhat.
You might find these posts and video to be encouraging. I followed the reports of the first two people for many months in a Yahoo detox group.
Surely mercury can kill you, but unless you are in a chemical factory accident it is not likely to do so quickly. You'll likely have plenty of time to fight this effectively and get much improved. However as you'll read from many sources, there is not quick fix.
There are many HM detox systems. I chose Cutler's detox protocol for my former heavy metal problem. I suggest that you learn about it.
Btw. I am an assistant manager of a non profit that invites young adults with Aspergers and other develpmental challenges to come to receive career training and opportunities to interact socially with our staff and volunteers. I've worked directly with people suffering with "mental imparements" on a nearly daily basis for quite a few years. I think my own former imparements from years of undiagnosed lead toxicity help me to better understand these young people and compassionately help them to learn and heal.