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Could You Have a Sulfur Deficiency?

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Could You Have a Sulfur Deficiency?

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Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a senior scientistat MIT and has been conducting research there for over three decades. However, she alsohas an undergraduate degree in biology from MIT, and a minor in food and nutrition. She’s affiliated with the Weston A. Price Foundation and will be speaking at their November Dallas conference, and so will I. Dr. Seneff has a wealth of information in an area that many are not very knowledgeable about, and that is the importance of sulfur.

Sulfur deficiency is pervasive, and may be a contributing factor in:

She also believes conventional medicine is seriously confused about cholesterol, which is closely interrelated with sulfur. Furthermore, healthy cholesterol and sulfur levels are also highly dependent on your vitamin D levels! Here, she discusses the importance and the intricate relationships among these three factors.

Heart Disease May be a Cholesterol Deficiency Problem

Considering the fact that conventional medicine has been telling us that heart disease is due to elevated cholesterol and recommends lowering cholesterol levels as much as possible, Dr. Seneff’s claims may come as a complete shock:

Heart disease, I think, is a cholesterol deficiency problem, and in particular a cholesterol sulfate deficiency problem…”

She points out that all of this information is available in the research literature, but it requires putting all the pieces together to see the full picture. Through her research, she believes that the mechanism we call “cardiovascular disease,” of which arterial plaque is a hallmark, is actually your body’s way to compensate for not having enough cholesterol sulfate.

She explains:

“The macrophages in the plaque take up LDL, the small dense LDL particles that have been damaged by sugar… The liver cannot take them back because the receptor can’t receive them, because they are gummed with sugar basically. So they’re stuck floating in your body… Those macrophages in the plaque do a heroic job in taking that gummed up LDL out of the blood circulation, carefully extracting the cholesterol from it to save it the cholesterol is important and then exporting the cholesterol into HDL HDL A1 in particular… That’s the good guy, HDL.

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Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90s he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.


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9:05AM PST on Jan 10, 2012


1:56AM PST on Jan 10, 2012

Great and informative article!! Everyone needs to read this. I knew about the cholesterol/liver connection and to never take medication to lower high cholesterol but had never had it put to me in such an easy to understand way. I live in New Zealand, where we have a very high skin cancer rate and we have it pushed down our throats to not go outside even on cloudy days without sunblock and being covered up. It has always felt wrong to me, as I feel the sun is a healing force, so I have compromised. I never use sunblock but avoid being outside when the sun is at its hottest 11am - 3 pm. Other than that I get as much as I can and although I have very fair skin I don't get burnt. Really, great read. Thank You :)

8:01AM PST on Jan 9, 2012

Good article. I don't use sunscreen and get outside when I can. My mother is a problem though, 84, wheelchair bound, mid level -Alzheimer's. She pretty much lives upstairs in her bedroom suite. Since getting downstairs for me to take her outside is next to impossible, I keep the windows in her room open for sunlight. We live in southern California, plenty of sunshine. I sthis enough? Does glass inhibit D absorption?

4:30PM PST on Jan 8, 2012

Again, big accolades to Dr. Mercola for bringing this to our attention.

I wish this article would be featured on care2's home page, but I suspect that is will not because the recommendation to get all of the sulfur your body needs from eating fish and meat won't be liked by all of the militant vegans.

11:37AM PST on Jan 7, 2012

So why don't more doctors know about this? Does this mean I should stop taking my statin? Also epsom salt baths are not recomended for people with high blood pressure. Ask your doctor if it's safe for you before using it.
As for getting sun in the winter, sit by a sunny window.

7:44PM PST on Jan 5, 2012

Great article!

6:13PM PST on Jan 5, 2012

interesting, thanks

9:54AM PST on Jan 5, 2012

@Beverly Sun exposure is for the sake of vitamin D. Vitamin D by the government is put in various food products such as milk. This is a vitamin that will show up on a label so you can see how much of it is in the product. Also eating tuna is another rich source of Vitamin D.

9:39AM PST on Jan 5, 2012

This all makes a lot of sense to me, especially since my mother has heart failure, and seems to do all of the "wrong" things mentioned.
I am definately upping sulfur-rich foods, but the sun exposure when it's 20 degrees, how is that possible?

4:53AM PST on Jan 5, 2012

Interesting. Thanks.

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