your body needs SULFUR . . . part 3 of 3 on thinning hair

Before I  talk about  sulfur, I belong to a Yahoo group called LDSRaw (for Mormon raw-food enthusiasts).   One group member lost a lot of hair and did a bunch of online research to talk to other raw foodies.   She said she mostly found, talking to others, that if they lost hair in a “detox” phase (for lack of a better explanation), it eventually grew back thicker and shinier.   Maybe that will give some of you hope.

She also said using the herb red raspberry leaf, to balance hormones, helped her.   (Her problem was the autoimmune disorder alopecia, where she’d actually go bald in patches, different than thinning hair, which is much more common.   She blamed severe stress in her life for the onset of that problem, rather than the raw diet that had resolved so many other health issues for her.)

My friend Row was telling me recently that her husband’s surgery to remove a melanoma from his face resulted in a large incision.   But she had been studying organic SULFUR and had him using it.   The astonishing consequence was that 10 days post-surgery, her husband’s mother did not even notice the scar, because it had healed so well.

Sulfur is supposed to be present in our foods (like onions and garlic), though it is one of the most pervasively depleted nutrients thanks to chemical pesticides and fertilizers, refined foods, and depleted soils.   If you don’t eat a lot of organic produce from good soil, you may be deficient in sulfur.   When Finland stopped using chemical pesticides, its disease rate dropped 90 percent from 1985 levels.   We in the U.S., of course, are totally enamored of our chemical treatment protocols in growing crops and have no plans to stop anytime soon, disease risk or no.

Sulfur is one of the most critical minerals involved in oxygen transport in the cells.   I believe that mineral deficiencies are behind many of the diseases we suffer from in the modern world, and sulfur is one of the most important and possibly easiest to address.   And when you improve oxygenation in your cells, you’ve solved much of your cancer risk, as cancer (as well as fungus, bacteria, mold, etc.) is anaerobic and cannot live in the presence of oxygen.

The ongoing study in the link I’ve provided below has documented impressive results using sulfur against diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, breast cancers and lymphomas, skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, rosacea, liver spots, and disorders associated with lupus.   Other study participants have seen disappearance of improvement in respiratory, parasite, migraine, Attention Deficit Disorder, and gastrointestinal problems.   Study participants have reported grey hair returning to its natural color and thinning hair re-thickening.


The study has 1,100 participants using sulfur.   If you’d like to try it, obtain the sulfur from the study rather than the company promoting it, so you get it at a large discount.   I personally think even the price offered by the study is high (2 lbs.  for over $50).   So you’ll have to decide if that’s too expensive for you.   Organic sulfur is non-toxic even in large quantities because it’s a food and is easily digested, assimilated, and eliminated (not stored in the body’s organs).

I cannot vouch for the methodology of the study or the efficacy of using sulfur.   The BEST, long-term answers that will help virtually everyone involve getting off sugar, processed foods, and most meat and dairy, and onto as much raw plant food as possible,  which oxygenates cells and tissues and improves our ability to utilize minerals well.

You can read about the wide-ranging benefits reported in the now 9-yr.-old study about using sulfur here:



why is everyone’s hair thinning? . . . part 1 of 3

Hugs and thanks and prayers back, for peace for you, everyone who commented on my last blog (and all you lurkers who emailed me, too).   Your kindness and prayers for my family mean more to me than I know how to express.

Onward and upward.   One of my biggest frustrations in helping people improve their nutrition is that even those of us who eat the healthiest diet sometimes still have mineral absorption problems, despite massively improved health.   That’s possibly thanks to decades of eating the wrong food before we got on the “straight and narrow.”   Helping someone with these specific problems involves getting really detailed and scientific about what is going wrong, and what is missing.   It’s a trial-and-error process.

Lately I’ve been a bit obsessed with studying why some people who eat right have thinning hair.   The next two blogs about iodine and sulfur, are meant to help one reader of this web site and blog, with whom I’ve become  friends.   She is a former Baywatch actress and Hollywood starlet in California, on a quest to find out why her gorgeous hair is dropping to the ground despite being 75-95% raw for some time now.

I’m not going gray, and I wouldn’t say I have thin hair, but it’s much thinner than it was before I had kids, and I am making myself an experiment as well, to see if I can change this.   I have found NO answers to the thinning and graying hair issue within mainstream medicine, and I’ve found no scientific studies on the issue, which is bizarre given the pervasiveness of the problems.   I wish I had the resources to undertake a truly scientific study on what might address this issue within nutrition, because many people are frustrated by hair issues.

So check out the next two blogs if these are issues for you.   I am synthesizing information on iodine and sulfur, but you can decide for yourself if one or both are worth a try for you.   I also think that addressing ALKALINITY has a strong probability of making a big difference.   That’s in Ch. 12, coming up in a couple of months for those of you who subscribe to 12 Steps to Whole Foods.