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Unread 08-11-2009, 11:18 AM   #1
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Has anyone researched the connection between sulfur and PD?

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For instance, sulfur is a nemisis of cancer, it also protects the myelin sheath over nerve endings. Sulfur protects against multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and Lou Gherig's disease.
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Unread 09-30-2009, 05:03 PM   #2
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Do sulfa drugs have anything to do with sulfer/ or are they totally different? I am allergic to sulfa drugs. Aunt Bean
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Unread 09-30-2009, 05:23 PM   #3
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No, sulfa drugs contain sulfur....but they are not used in the body the same way.

This link shows the amounts of elements in the body:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abundan...mical_elements
Oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen for gases except carbon
Calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur are the 4 most abundant non gaseous elements. Hard to be deficient in this element, IMO. So many plants have it. Eggs have it...etc.

So many of our enzymes rely on sulfur. Some amino acids like methionine and cysteine contain sulfur.

Sulfa drugs are capable of arousing an allergic reaction in the body, because of the action of antibodies to foreign invaders. Sulfites uses as preservatives may also cause reactions in sulfa sensitive people.

But sulfur itself does not. SulFATE does not.

The formation of the enzymes in the brain...glutathione, for example. There may be genetic damage or reasons for the enzymes to fail, but I don't think it is because of a lack of sulfur.
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Sulphur is an element that imparts antioxidant properties to molecules containing it. For example, glutathione, pioneered by Dr Perlmutter, contains sulphur.(English spelling!!) In the last 5 years, 25,000 medical articles have been published on glutathione.
Mirapex (pramipexole), also contains sulphur.
Some molecules contain sulphur in an oxidised form, eg zonisamide, so they don't show antioxidant properties. They contain sulphur with oxygen atoms directly attached, they don't have the unoxidised form -S-.
Selenium, is also an element that imparts antioxidant properties. It is in the same group of elements as sulphur in the periodic table.
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Sulphur is an element that imparts antioxidant properties to molecules containing it. For example, glutathione, pioneered by Dr Perlmutter, contains sulphur.(English spelling!!) In the last 5 years, 25,000 medical articles have been published on glutathione.
Mirapex (pramipexole), also contains sulphur.
Some molecules contain sulphur in an oxidised form, eg zonisamide, so they don't show antioxidant properties. They contain sulphur with oxygen atoms directly attached, they don't have the unoxidised form -S-.
Selenium, is also an element that imparts antioxidant properties. It is in the same group of elements as sulphur in the periodic table.
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Hello, I am new to this site but have seen comments about sulphur and just want to suggest people watch the video that I recently watched which is an interview by Dr Mercola of Dr Stephanie Seneff wherein she covers a great deal of highly interesting stuff, including information on sulphur. She is a researcher with outstanding credentials from MIT, i.e. not to be dismissed lightly. The interview is 90 minutes long but worth every minute. I suspect Ron Hutton will appreciate her.
I am a Medical Herbalist and Nutritionist with a special interest in PD, MS, and all the other major conditions that I have treated with major dietary changes. I am not a fan of supplementation as feel that all our nutrients must be available from food, as long as our digestive apparatus is not only functioning fully, but not being sabotaged by wrong food choices.
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Doctor Seneff's website is very interesting. I really recommend those interested to check her essays out.

The YouTube is in 7 parts, and interesting also. It reflects her papers which appear on the website:

http://people.csail.mit.edu/seneff/

Thanks for posting this link to her, as I found it very helpful for myself and some other forums here.
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Great information! Take away from the video: sulfate is good. Combats heart disease, arthritis, helps the body's anti-oxidation processes. Eat high cholesterol foods such as eggs (especially the yolks), oysters and all shellfish. Put a 1/4 cup of Epson salt in your bath twice a week. Get some sun.
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