STEALS THE MOON:
New insights into an old problem
Dr. Nick Ralston | Tuesday September 15, 2015
6:30-9:00 pm - The Woods Alehouse, Saskatoon, SK
Mothers are often concerned that mercury exposures from eating ocean fish might harm their children, but since the biggest and best studies consistently find significant benefits, an important element has clearly been missed. Named after Selene, the moon goddess, selenium is a nutritionally essential trace element that is required for synthesis of selenocysteine, the 21st genetically encoded amino acid. Mercury is a highly specific irreversible inhibitor of the selenium-dependent enzymes that are required to prevent and reverse oxidative damage in certain brain tissues. Ironically, instead of causing harm, eating ocean fish that provide far more selenium than mercury is the best way to protect against harmful effects of mercury and thus improve the health of the mother and her child.
Dr. Nick Ralston
Sage Green NRG llc.