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Detoxification and the mineral Sulfur

Hello everyone,
Even with our best efforts we are going to have toxins get into our body. These would be atmospheric pollutants from car exhaust, chemicals in the city water, and food colorings/preservatives in our diet. To get these toxins out we have to detoxify at a cellular level. The cells take in our food and turn it into energy. The energy boost comes from adequate Vitamin C and Magnesium allowing the cells to remove toxins and cellular debris into the body’s lymphatic channels
The cell’s ability to excrete the toxins out is reliant on purified Omega 3 Oils, and Vitamin C. The cell wall needs a healthy concentration of purified Omega 3 Oils to allow it to be permeable enough for the toxins to leave and enter the lymphatic channels. Once the toxins are in the lymphatic system we want to expel them with the Vitamin C cleanse. This is not the only system that helps us detoxify.
We will detoxify through the lungs, our skin, and kidneys. The organ that manages toxins that are in the blood stream is principally the liver.
The liver uses a molecular structure called a methyl group to do very specialized detoxification processes that comes from Vitamin B12. The day in and day out main detoxification that the liver does comes from a sulfur rich structure called glutathione. Glutathione is a mixture of a sulfur molecule and the Amino Acid Methionine.
The best way to keep us healthy is a diet high in sulfur rich foods and vitamin C. Vitamin C is the coordinator of combining the methionine and sulfur to convert this into Glutathione. We have plenty of protein in our diet that is going to be turned into methionine. We need to make sure we have plenty of sulfur.
Sulfur rich foods are eggs, ginger, broccoli, onions, and garlic. The goal is to get a healthy amount of this into our diet on a daily basis for detoxification.
Another benefit of sulfur in our daily diet is production of the protective molecule, Metallothionein, found in our intestines. This digestion system protector binds with mercury and other toxic metals that enter our digestive tract resulting in its excretion. Tuna and Swordfish are predatory fish and they are ravenous eaters and grow quite big. The more fish they eat the more mercury that concentrates in their flesh. Please limit consuming Tuna and Swordfish as the mercury is quite high.
Below are some sulfur rich food ideas.
Thanks for reading,
Brian McGuckin, D.C., DABCI
Ginger tea is easy to make and is good hot or cold. Take a thumb size piece of ginger and boil this for 5 minutes. Let it cool and add honey or any other desired sweetener. For those of you allergic to sugar use Agave.
Broccolini on the grill with a little olive oil is very good.
Below is a soup recipe that include onion and garlic and because of the cooking time the sulfur is incorporated into the food giving a very pleasant flavor.
Escarole Soup
Escarole is a bitter leaf vegetable that looks a lot like lettuce. It cooks in soup wonderfully.
In four quarts of water add the following.
1 cup of dried cannellini beans. White kidney beans.
3 carrots
3 stalks of celery
6 sprigs of parsley
2 bay leafs
1/ teasp of dried chili flakes
1/2 teasp. of Thyme
1 whole garlic head cut in half crosswise
1 onion cut in quarters.
Let this low boil with a lid for 2 hours. The purpose of using the dried beans instead of canned is to let the garlic and onion meld into the soup.
While the water is boiling in a skillet brown 4 chicken thighs. If they are skinless add a small amount of olive oil and slightly brown. If there is skin, slightly brown, drain off the fat and remove and discard the skin. Set chicken aside.
Then add to the skillet one small can of whole tomatoes, two cloves of garlic, and salt and pepper. Hand crush the whole tomatoes and cook until it thickens. The concentration makes the flavor enhance.
Once most of the liquid is gone add in 3/4 cup of white wine. Let this concentrate until thick.
After two hours of the beans boiling the vegetables should be mushy. Remove the vegetables, separate any remaining garlic from the garlic husk and return the garlic to the soup. Add in the chicken, tomatoes, and the escarole. Let this simmer for 45 minutes. Then serve.IMG_3222 IMG_3224


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