If you have not heard of Dr. Terry Wahls’, let me give you a brief intro. She is a functional medicine practitioner who cured herself from Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a highly-debilitating illness. Recently, she was the featured guess on Sean Croxton’s Underground Wellness radio show (listen here). I was intrigued by this episode because I read that sulfate intolerance was one of the issues discussed. To listen specifically to the sulfur issue, skip to 23:00.
Some key takeaways:
- People with sulfur intolerance often begin avoiding sulfur veggies (that would be me!!)
- Dr. Terry Wahls stated that people who cannot handle sulfate actually need more of it. (wait, what?! you want me to feel miserable?)
- Risk factors for sulfur intolerance: family history of brain, heart, or autoimmune issues.
- Exposure to glyphosate disrupts glutathione production and sulfur pathways.
I have always been a fan of listening to my body. When I noticed that sulfur foods caused my small intestine to retain fluid, I reduced my intake of those foods However, Dr. Wahls qualifications and opinion on this matter make me want to research this issue further so that I am making the best choices for my health.