What is Sulfur?
Health today is a precarious thing with the pollution tainting our air and water along with the thinning Ozone layer allowing more UV to get through and causing skin cancer along with premature aging.
Antioxidants are coming to the forefront of our defenses and Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as herbal lore from many eastern countries are showing us the way of obtaining them and using them in ways we've only recently begun to tap into. Green Tea has been proven to be every bit as useful as mentioned in century-old manuscripts on healing and recently the Drumstick tree has hit the news as being called the miracle tree as it has over 40 antioxidants as well as 90 plus nutrients that can reverse diseases caused by the deteriorating environment.
Today, however, we are going to look at one unsung hero of nature's cornucopia of healing. Glutathione is one antioxidant that has come to the head of the class, as it is now being used to fight two other scourges of humanity. Those being Diabetes and Obesity which when you look at them both combined, affect millions of people all over the world and here in America is expected that 1 in 3 individuals will come down with Type II Diabetes by 2055.
Already millions of children in their teens are exhibiting the signs of the onset of this debilitating disease that opens the door to obesity and a host of other even more threatening ills. Glutathione is closely linked with sulfur and its this relationship can sell the difference in your life of whether or not you will contract Diabetes or not and if you use this antioxidant in your life you'll be taking steps needed to keep your health and that of your family at its peak.
What is the relationship between Sulfur and Glutathione?
Sulfur is one of the main building blocks of all life on Earth. However, it doesn't get the credit that carbon and iron get in the science books found in schools today. As work continues to explore alternatives to taking pills and drugs all our lives, sulfur and antioxidants may hold the key to a better tomorrow.
Just a few of the benefits of dietary sulfur are:
- Asthma relieve
- Aid to allergy suffers
- Maintains a proper pH balance
- An aid to cure gastrointestinal issues such as diarrhea, nausea, constipation, and hyperacidity
- Reduces snoring
A natural remedy for other conditions like:
- Muscular pain Offsets the effects of hormonal imbalance
- Relieves carpal tunnel syndrome
- Balance your blood sugar
- Reduces stress caused by work or daily life
The key is contained not in only sulfur bearing foods but in something called MSM.
Methylsulfonylmethane is a food supplement and many of you know it as DMSO2, which has been credited with helping many regain their health. It is also a source for regaining and maintaining your beauty as well.
What is probably one of the most important uses of sulfur is within your body itself and that is in the production of antioxidants. One of them that makes use of sulfur is glutathione and is vital to detox the blood and promote a healthy liver. It also is responsible for reducing the amount of "Free Radicals" called Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), which are present when too much sugar is in the blood as in the case of Type II Diabetes.
Glutathione not only helps in controlling them but also acts to repair the damage to the vascular wall of your circulatory system and to nerve signal transmission. So you see Sulfur is one of the most important compounds that the body needs to function normally and repair itself.
In fact, sulfur is found in 150 compounds that make up your body and in virtually every cell in your body and your diet is probably deficient in sulfur.
Especially if you are like most people who eat the processed food that you find on the shelves of your local grocery store these days as processed foods are devoid of this vital key building block of health.
So in order to help your liver and keep all your cells running at peak efficiency as well as producing glutathione to keep you blood vessels soft and supply you need a source of dietary sulfur in your life. Something that is not readily available in packaged and processed foods today.
However, they may be obtained via supplements such as those containing DMSO2/MSMS or by eating foods rich in sulfur compounds that provide this necessary compound to health and well-being.
What are Sulfur Foods?
You can get the sulfur in your diet by simply eating more of the natural foods that contain edible sulfur. You can also use a supplement that contains MSMS or DMSO2 as well.
But if you want to go with the diet approach to boost your sulfur intake then perhaps Raw Milk, which is a major source of MSMS might be the answer to your sulfur deficiency. In fact, Port wine is another source of MSMS and you can even find it in Coffee and Beer as well.
Green leafy vegetables is another source, however cooking or other forms of processing reduces the amount of MSMS by about half.
Finally, pasteurization destroys most MSMS in food as does other forms of processing so this eliminates most products you buy at your local grocery store or Mega-Market.
You may stick with fresh produce and even start growing your own vegetables to get the varieties that have the most MSMS available into your diet. Remember that onions, cabbage, and broccoli are sources of sulphur and, of course, the king of them all garlic, which is a wonder all by itself for its many health benefits.
It doesn't matter in the long run whether you take a supplement to get more MSMS into your life of if you decide to go with the natural approach and drink more Port wine, coffee, and the right kinds of beer. You need sulfur to help fight off the effects of pollution, bad diets filled with processed and junk foods.
So if you'd decide to change your lifestyle a bit you'll discover that your hair will be lustrous and healthier, your skin softer and smoother as well as your overall health and energy will improve. You will be better be able to fight off stress and the possibility of contracting cancer or Type II Diabetes.
All this is made possible by sulfur, one of the most overlooked food compounds today. Add it to your diet and reap the benefits of better health today.