Okay, I am not at all saying everyone should run out and start loading up on Sulfur but I find this statement from PubMed absolutely astounding (and from the same article). Am I wrong here or has something fundamental to human health been completely overlooked?

Sulfur is the sixth most abundant macromineral in breast milk and the third most abundant mineral based on percentage of total body weight.

and then goes on to say …

Because the role of elemental sulfur in human nutrition has not been studied extensively, it is the purpose of this article to emphasize the importance of this element in humans and discuss the therapeutic applications of sulfur compounds in medicine.

So, we have PubMed saying we know almost nothing about the role of the third most abundant mineral in the human body yet they’ll tell you how important it is to have certain trace minerals in your body down to the 4th decimal point.

Sorry, I’m know I’ve really been on a rant on this topic for sometime now but I still cannot get over the statements above. What if all degenerative disease was linked to deficiency of these missing SAA’s (Sulfur based Amino Acids) Methionine, Cysteine, Cystine, Homocysteine, Homocystine, and Taurine? MSM also. In other words, is Fibromyalgia really a disease or simply a massive deficiency of what should be the third most abundant mineral in the human body?

I promise a new topic next time, this just had to be said. Why isn’t sulfur (or it’s SAA’s) listed on the back of all food items and or vitamins?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11896744

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Comments on: "Am I Wrong, Is there Something Fundamental Medicine has Missed?" (5)

  1. zara cybele said:

    Rant all you want. You have my ear.
    I guess the question of the hour is how much sulfur is necessary for good health, and how much msm in conjunction with other minerals/vitamins would work to balance out the bodies of Morgellon’s sufferers?
    Keep questing!

  2. I really appreciate your research on sulfur. Follow your instincts,and keep us in the loop!

  3. zara cybele said:

    Something very interesting just happened. I spoke to my dermatologist and he tested me for arsenic and mercury. It turns out my level for arsenic is “11” and mercury is “3”. He’s sending me the reports. According to him they should be “0”, but in todays world, who has “0” anything?

    The interesting thing to note though is one of the ways to rid yourself of arsenic is to include lots of sulfur in your diet!

    My question to you and everyone reading this is, is there a link to Morgellons and heavy metal toxicity overload, and have Morgellons patients figured out one of the keys to regaining their health is through the use of sulfur? In my mind those answers might be yes.

    Mr. Common Sense, have you been tested for metals?

    The below excerpt is from: http://www.essortment.com/all/arsenicpoisonin_rljn.htm
    “If you suspect that you are being exposed to arsenic your diet needs to include lots of sulfur. Sulfur can eliminate some of the arsenic from the body. The foods that contains sulfur are; eggs, onions, beans, legumes, and garlic. Sulfur can be bought and taken in tablet form also. The amino acid that provides sulfur is cysteine. Check with your doctor before taking any supplements.

    Fiber can also help to leech the arsenic from your system by attaching to it and washing it out. Include a lot of fiber in your diet by eating whole grains and cereals, fruits and vegetables.

    If someone accidentally ingests arsenic administer 5 charcoal tablets immediately. Take 5 more charcoal tablets 15 minutes later and again every fifteen minutes. Go immediately to an emergency room. Charcoal tablets should be a part of every medicine cabinet for any type of poisoning.

    Chelation therapy is an option if you have arsenic poisoning. Chelation therapy is used to remove toxic metals such as cadmium, arsenic, lead and mercury from our bodies. Metals and minerals can clog our systems and can be removed with chelation therapy. The procedure has been done for forty years in the United States and is safe. Chelation therapy is a series of injections of ethylenediaminetetra aacetic acid (EDTA) that is done in a doctors office.

    You can also do chelation therapy at home with over the counter chelation formulas bought at a health food store or a drug store. Most are made with alfalfa, garlic, fiber, turin and selenium. Alfalfa liquid or tablets, taken three times daily with meals, detoxifies the liver and chelates substances from the body. Coenzyme Q(10) improves circulation of the blood which allows the toxic substances to leave the body. L-Lysine, an amino acid, detoxifies harmful heavy metals from our systems. Rutin and apple pectin can be taken to bind with unwanted toxic metals and remove them from the body through the intestinal tract.

    When doing any chelation therapy, make sure that you replace lost essential minerals by taking alfalfa, iron, kelp and zinc in addition to your regular multi-vitamin.”

    • Very interesting, no I haven’t been tested for heavy metals. A question for you. Have you been taking Kelp Tablets for Iodine? They have lots of arsenic in them because the ocean is full of Iodine and kelp really soaks it up.

  4. Here’s an inttiguing article about sulfur’s many roles in the body: http://www.all-natural.com/msm.html

    Among them – foreign protein scavenger, promoting cell flexibility & detoxification, tissue pliability & repair, insulin synthesis & blood cleansing.

    “MSM has also shown amazing anti-parasitic action against Giardia, Trichomonas, roundworms, nematodes, Enterobius and other intestinal worms. When parasites attach themselves to the intestinal lining, they can live, reproduce and rob the body of nutrients indefinitely. MSM blocks parasites by competing for receptor sites on the mucous membrane. When parasites can not attach themselves, they are simply flushed out of the system.”

    Very interesting!

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