Do you have issues with garlic, onions or occasionally can’t digest beef? You may have a sulphur metabolism issue. Does your body wreak like sulphur when you have eggs or do you get diarrhea after eating an omelette? Do you or your family members have a sulpha drug allergy?
It’s not a food allergy your are reaction you are reaction to, it’s your genetics. Well its your genetics and on top of that your body got fed up with pollution, toxins and preservatives.
I first noticed I has an issues with sulphur when I ate chilli for lunch, a steak for dinner and a fistful of barbecued roasted garlic and onions…and my one year old, who I nursed later that night, wouldn’t stop screaming for 4 hours. What did I do? What could be healthier than garlic and onions and I hadn’t had steak for months!
I have a sulphur metabolism issue, called a CBS mutation. It’s not a bad thing really. Sulphur is necessary to properly detoxify many hormones that could potentially build up in my body and lead to chronic disease. But my problem is that I need sulphur but can’t handle too much. I have a genetic bottle neck that requires enough special nutrients and a limited sulphur diet if I want optimum health. And I have young kids so I do want optimum health.
This sulphur metabolism pathway is apart of a bigger pathway called the methylation cycle. The methylation cycle happens in every cell in your body and basically when it’s working well, allows you to express your best genes. We all have good genes and crappy jeans. What makes out body follow the instructions of the good genes is making sure the methylation pathway is working well. Sulphur metabolism is one small piece of the bigger methylation pathway.
When this pathway is jammed up, we are more likely to developed allergies, our immune systems are more sensitive, we are sensitive to chemicals, and our hormones clog up within our bodies.
You can genetically test if this is you, but if it is, you may need sulphur and also need to unclog the pathway.
I have never felt more well in my life than when I addressed this pathway. I needed more glutathione (which contains sulphur) and I also needed molybdenum which breaks down sulphur.
Genetics can be tested, but we will talk about that next time.
Dr. Carissa, Natural Care Clinic