Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The healing power of Sulfur

The healing power of Sulfur
Sulfur is known as a healing mineral, a deficiency often can lead to pain and inflammation associated with various muscles. It plays a role in a number of biological processes. Most people don’t realize that sulfur is present in insulin – which helps promote the utilization of sugar.
If you want to reduce inflammation or balance your blood sugar – consider the need for sulfur.
Sulfur compounds are found in a variety of foods, such as, onions and garlic – which appear to have anticancer properties. According to articles that appeared in “Nutrition Science News,” by naturopathic doctor Jill E. Stansbury – sulfur compounds inhibit tumor metabolism and enhance immune response while helping the liver to flush out carcinogens.

How to use nutrition to prevent cancer
Bromelain, a sulfur-rich enzyme in pineapple, has anticancer properties (in animal studies) and is being explored for use as an anti-carcinogenic agent for humans.
The two sulfur-containing amino acids, cysteine and methionine, (mentioned earlier) help control the absorption of heavy metals, such as lead. According to dermatologist Doris J. Day author of “Forget the Facelift” says, cysteine is a key constituent of glutathione and glutathione is the primary water-soluble antioxidant operating within our cells – essential for detoxification.
An article published in “Planta Medica,” found that hydrogen sulfide, a by-product of dietary sulfur compounds, offers cardiovascular protective properties. These compounds naturally occur in onions, garlic, beans and fruit. The authors state that research has established a strong link between high levels of hydrogen sulfide and cardiovascular health.

Don’t listen to the “lame-stream” media – organic food IS important!
With the introduction of the petro-chemical fertilizers, the soil has been robbed of its sulfur content. This versatile mineral makes a difference at every stage of life, and a deficiency can lead to many serious health conditions.
Sulfur is an endangered element; soft water depletes our supply of this element, and higher concentrations of chlorine and fluorine when added to our water supply block the uptake of both oxygen and sulfur. Sulfur is used to repair damaged cells and promote the growth of healthy new cells by allowing the cells to transport oxygen effectively.
The best (natural) sources of sulfur are from: grass-fed beef; pasture-raised eggs; raw cheese; organic beans, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables. Keep in mind, locally-grown (organic) fruits and vegetables – created in mineral rich soils – are always best to consume on a daily basis.

Greater knowledge and personal experience is the best way to prevent disease
We are just beginning to appreciate the complexity of sulfur; it has the ability to combat just about every health problem. Simply put, sulfur will help you destroy abnormal (unhealthy) cells, while protecting the body against environmental toxins.
As always, nature provides the formula to enhance our well-being – all we need to do is live by its laws and enjoy life – as it’s meant to be.