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

By Robyn Openshaw, MSW | Sep 28, 2008

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:



Posted in: Nutrition, Research, Robyn Recommends

15 thoughts on “your body needs SULFUR . . . part 3 of 3 on thinning hair”

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  1. Anonymous says:


    I was reading the info at the link you provided and came across this statement: “Most researchers say that sulfur is one of the most important of the trace minerals, around the fourth to sixth most important.” Do you have any idea on a ranking of the minerals in order of importance?

    It was interesting reading about the preliminary findings and yet researchers seem to be ranking sulfer somewhere around the fourth to sixth most important.


  2. My parents live out in the country and had to have a well drilled for their home. The water that comes into the house smells strongly and we were told by water testers that it was Sulfur. They said it was okay to drink, bath in, etc.

    Is this the same sulfur???


  3. Hi Robyn, I wanted to know how the hair situation with your friend has panned out. If she is still struggling with her Alopecia perhaps you can direct her to

    Alopecia World is a social networking site for people who suffer from Alopecia and other forms of hair loss. It is informative, inspirational and interactive. It is like FaceBook or MySpace for people with hairloss.

    My moto is that we still have to deal with the meantime. You can continue to look for solutions, but in the meantime we still have to deal with what is in front of us.

    Check us and and send the link to your friend.




  4. http:// says:

    I have no idea what the source is of the awful-smelling water’s sulfur. I’d be nervous about it–what is its source and what ELSE came with it in the water? But, I don’t know.

    If your parents’ water is coming from a clean aquifer, lucky them. Sulfur is certainly naturally occuring in aquifers.


  5. Anonymous says:

    Back to the topic of iodine and the Lugols solution. I found that (Dr. Jarvis) sells the 5% Lugol solution. Would this be the same as you are taking?

  6. http:// says:

    I believe so, yes.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Does the Himilayan salt have sulfur in it?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Are there any clinics that will test everything for you with blood tests – all known mineral, vitamin, and hormone levels/absorption? We read about each of these important vitamins/minerals/hormones individually and think — oh, I should concentrate on that (whether through food or supplements), and it can really get into a case of self-diagnosing where there’s really no problem in the first place. Or we might think we have one problem (i.e., iron deficiency) and try to correct it when really we have the opposite problem (i.e., excess iron absorption/hemochromatosis), which can be very dangerous!!

    It’s enough to make me just want to put my head in the sand and not think about it!

  9. http:// says:

    Yes, OHCS has sulfur in it.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hi, WE have been taking MSM which from what I’ve read is like sulfur. It’s suppose to be good for joint pain and lots of other body alements.

  11. http:// says:

    Note in the writeup on that sulfur study the authors say that they started out using MSM but did not have positive results. FWIW.

  12. my brother age 7 year and my other brother problems normal brith and normal growth after 7 years age solwy voice decreased and abnormality start about 15 years death

  13. Robyn, you are right on with your assessment with sulfur..
    I want to share my website with you and others for more information about Organic sulfur.
    Sulfur has made a BIG difference in my life.

  14. Anna says:

    Hi Robyn, could you please recommend which are the less toxic hair dyes for hair color at home? Just like your skincare is all natural I wonder if you could please share which hair dye you use. I checked the henna color lab (suggested by Chris Wark, whom I trust fully) but nothing for blond like you – and me. Thanks you!

    1. GSG Support says:

      Hi Anna, thanks for reaching out. Unfortunately, Robyn has not found any natural hair dyes for blonds. I am sure if she does she will post about it.

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