Now, when a baby is born of a mother who has high cholesterol and low cholesterol sulfate, the baby’s cholesterol will be low, but will also have fatty deposits in its arteries…despite the fact that fatty deposits are supposed to be associated with high cholesterol.
“The deposits are there, I think, to start this cholesterol sulfate program that’s replacing the one that isn’t happening…” Dr. Senneff explains. “Children who have adequate cholesterol sulfate delivered from their mother do not have fatty deposits… It’s bizarre, but the high cholesterol associated with fatty deposits in the adult (that’s causing heart disease) is a solution, not a cause.”
This is a complete turnaround in thinking compared to the conventional paradigm!
“The worst thing you can do is to clobber the LDL… because you’re going to end up with heart failure,” Dr. Seneff says.
Dietary Sources of Sulfur
Sulfur is derived almost exclusively from dietary protein, such as fish and high-quality (organic and/or grass-fed/pastured) beef and poultry. Meat and fish are considered “complete” as they contain all the sulfur-containing amino acids you need to produce new protein. Needless to say, those who abstain from animal protein are placing themselves at far greater risk of sulfur deficiency.
Coconut oil and olive oil also contain sulfur (and are ideal sources of healthful saturated fats too). Other dietary sources that contain small amounts of sulfur IF the food was grown in soil that contains adequate amounts of sulfur, include:
- Organic pastured eggs
- Brussels sprouts
- Wheat germ
Any diet high in grains and processed foods is likely to be deficient in sulfur, because once whole foods are processed, sulfur is lost. Additionally, soils around the world are becoming increasingly sulfur-depleted, resulting in less sulfur-rich foods overall. Hard water also tends to contain more sulfur than soft water, which, according to Dr. Seneff, may be why people who drink soft water are at greater risk of developing heart disease.
In addition to making sure you’re getting high amounts of sulfur-rich foods in your diet, Dr. Seneff recommends soaking your body in magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) baths to compensate and counteract sulfur deficiency. She uses about ¼ cup in a tub of water, twice a week. It’s particularly useful if you have joint problems or arthritis.
As for supplements, methylsulfonylmethane, commonly known by its acronym, MSM, is an option. MSM is an organic form of sulfur and a potent antioxidant, naturally found in many plants.