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Sulfur is HUGE!

Discussion in 'The Epi-Paleo Diet' started by chocolate, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. chocolate

    chocolate Silver


    Sulforaphane is an organosulfur compound that exhibits anticancer, antidiabetic, and antimicrobial properties in experimental models. It is obtained from cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts or cabbages. The enzyme myrosinase transforms glucoraphanin, a glucosinolate, into sulforaphane upon damage to the plant (such as from chewing). Young sprouts of broccoli and cauliflower are particularly rich in glucoraphanin.

    Possible medicinal properties

    Consumption of broccoli sprouts has shown to be potentially effective at inhibiting Helicobacter pylori growth,[2][3] with sulforaphane being at least one of the active agents.[4][5]

    Sulforaphane and dietary consumption of cruciferous vegetables are known to affect the action of drug-metabolizing enzymes in vitro and in preliminary human studies.[6] Although no side effects or direct drug interactions have been reported as of 2008, people taking prescription drugs are advised to consult a doctor before taking sulforaphane or broccoli-sprout extracts.

    The possible anticancer activity of sulforaphane may be related to the induction of phase-II enzymes of xenobiotic transformation (such as quinone reductase and glutathione S-transferase), and enhancing the transcription of tumor suppressor proteins, possibly via inhibitory effects on histone deacetylase.[7]

    Sulforaphane and diindolylmethane (another compound from Brassica vegetables) inhibit cancer growth in vitro and in experimental animals.[8] Sulforaphane downregulated the Wnt/beta-catenin self-renewal pathway in breast cancer stem cells.[9]

    When applied topically, sulforaphane may protect skin against UV radiation damage, and thus potentially against cancer.[10] Sulforaphane may inhibit histone deacetylase (HDAC) activity.[11][12]

    Preliminary experiments indicate sulforaphane may protect the heart from vascular inflammation and atherosclerosis.[13]
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  2. Huck

    Huck Silver

    Dr Seneff recommends an epson salt bath a couple times a week to get enough sulfur. I do that plus supplement with MSM, especially if I don't get at least 2 es baths in.
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  3. chocolate

    chocolate Silver

    That sounds perfect for skin protection! I never even thought about it. I have an 6ooo gallon irrigation cystern I'm just gonna keep filling. But I wasn't planning on the epsom salt in that. I guess I'll have to go fru fru yet.
  4. ealachan

    ealachan New Member

    Huck, do you do just foot-soaks with epsom salt, or whole baths? How long do you do them for?
  5. Huck

    Huck Silver

    Full bath for about 1/2 hour.
  6. angieonthegogo

    angieonthegogo New Member

    I already use eopson salts in my CT baths so that is good. Looks like I need to add that MSM back in. Must order more when I can. I think my liver needs all of the help it can get in clearing the toxins from detox. Perhaps that is why I've gained weight the last few months. So many variables.
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  7. quelsen

    quelsen New Member

    is that a statement or a question?
  8. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    never assume your diet is high in anything. Most people with joint problems are have issues with S, Se, I, and Vitamin D.
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  9. KiwiLauren

    KiwiLauren Gold

    I just found volcanic Himalayan salt at my health shop. It is called 'Volcanic Black Salt' and says it comes from the Black Sea. It is like the pink Himalayan, but this is pink and black and sticks together in a very fine grain. I used to live near a 'black sand' beach (many on the west coast of New Zealand) and the sand is super fine and volcanic. In any case, this salt smells SO strongly of sulfur that I can barely stomach opening the bag. It is much higher in sulfur (and silicon) than the normal pink salt, but also full of all the other minerals. I am adding it to my meals.
  10. LinD

    LinD New Member

    Dr Kruse,,

    Please define S, Se, & I. Thanks!

    (one of my guesses is Inflammation... )
  11. nonchalant

    nonchalant Silver

    Sulfur, Selenium, & Iodine
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  12. nonchalant

    nonchalant Silver

    I am so tickled that all those hours spent memorizing much of the periodic chart of elements (which was smaller, back in my day) is actually coming to some use!
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  13. quelsen

    quelsen New Member

    yes it is very difficult to define high.

  14. nuttmegs17

    nuttmegs17 New Member

    also, while some foods might typically be rich in nutrients, with today's farming practices, nutrient starved soils, transport times, etc - its hard to know how many nutrients are really left in the foods we eat....unfortunately supps are a necessary (expensive) evil...

    i feel that way about bio-identical hormones as well...too many hormone disrupters in our environment...throws things out of wack, but I digress.. :)

    glad to know supp with MSM is a good thing...I had been doing it bc Glam mentioned she noticed it was keeping her skin tight.
  15. chocolate

    chocolate Silver

  16. Ken23

    Ken23 New Member

    Thought I connected a few dots last week and upped my raw onion consumption for the cysteine. Noticed my stomach initially had a hard time handling them as I never have eaten onion or garlic raw before. Got to thinking about my former hypoglycemia problem and current hair loss. Thought sulfur may be the missing link for me . Went out and bought msm and have taken two doses the last two days and experienced a big reduction in anxiety. An almost extreme calming feeling I am not used to at all. Not sure if this is a positive or negative but am definitely feeling a difference
  17. Inger

    Inger Silver

    Cool, Ken! I stepped on a bee yesterday walking barefoot on the lawn and it stung me... ouch that hurt! I run inside and put pure msm on it and a wet paper towel... in maybe 15 seconds the pain stopped... how magic! :)
    it did not get swollen either :)
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  18. Ken23

    Ken23 New Member

    Inger, you are very wise. You must get a ton of sulfur from all those raw onions you eat as well.

    Just saw this article....... http://nourishingplot.com/2014/06/20/the-deficiency-thats-making-you-suffer-a-sunburn/
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  19. Ken23

    Ken23 New Member

    I think about the food I ate for the first 26 years of my life and it's scary. In high school I'd wake up and have an eggo waffle with aunt jemima syrup with conventional butter. And Id pat myself on the back for eating, because some days I would skip breakfast. When starting epi paleo I began eating pasture raised eggs for breakfast (cooked) and more seafood (cooked), more organic vegetables (cooked) giant steps in the right direction when compared to the eggo waffle breakfast but still cooked food. What does cooking do to the food? Loses the sulfur. Iv never eaten a raw onion in my life until last week. Raw* onions= one of the richest sources of sulfur

    Hypoglycemia, cognitive functioning, skin problems (acne, dry skin, poor color, inability to tan, hair loss), bipolar disorder (anxiety).....Sulfur is implicated in a big way in all of these. Dr. K's mentioning of neuroectoderm comes to mind. Bad skin= not optimal brain

    Look at the anecdotal evidence of people preventing sunburn by adding huge amounts of organic sulfur into their diet with MSM...... http://immortalhair.forumandco.com/t10347-msm-prevents-sunburn

    When I made the connection a few days ago I started 2g of MSM.... today 3g. Part of my brain seems to have been turned on.

    Could sulfur be this big of a factor?
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2014
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  20. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Well maybe it was long forgotten.......the EPCOTx protocol is loaded with cysteine........and if you look at the e-cook book it is reflected there.

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