Dr. Weyrich's Naturopathic Functional Medicine Notebook
Dr. Weyrich's Naturopathic Functional Medicine Notebook is a collection of information on topics of interest
to Dr. Weyrich that may be of interest to the world wide audience.
Due to limitations of time, not all information that Dr. Weyrich knows or would like to further research is
Dr. Weyrich welcomes financial contributions to support specific research topics, as well as copies of
non-free access journal articles for him to review on a topic.
Constructive criticism is also welcome.
Overview of Selenium Deficiency
Selenium deficiency is associated with a number of medical conditions, including:
Hypothyroid symptoms due to poor conversion of T4 to active T3 [Starr2005].
Low antioxidant function.
Loss of body hair
Fingernail beds discolored to opaque white
Congestive cardiomyopathy (Keshan Disease)
Difficulty Concentrating and remembering
Osteoarticular disease of joint cartilage (Kashin-Beck Disease)