The importance of minerals in skincare has been severely overlooked, especially in comparison to the attention vitamins receive.
Minerals are essentially the “spark plugs” of the body, carrying out important bodily functions through enzyme reactions.They facilitate the transfer of nutrients across cell membranes with important assistance from vitamins.
In addition, they maintain PH balance and proper nerve conduction, contract and relax muscles, provide structural support, and regulate tissue growth. As you can see, minerals are a must to maintaining a healthy functioning body, but also to maintain healthy vibrant skin. (more…)
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulfur-containing compound that occurs naturally in fruits, vegetables, grains, animals, and even humans. MSM has earned a lot of attention for its use as a nutritional supplement. This is due to MSM’s reputation as a potent antioxidant booster that is believed to resist inflammation and oxidative damage, especially after exercise and strenuous activities. 
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic, sulfur-containing natural compound without any toxicity that has now been shown in a recent study to inhibit breast cancer growth. This includes suppressing the dreaded triple-negative breast cancer. Scientists demonstrated that MSM substantially decreased the viability of human breast cancer cells in a dose-dependent manner. The higher the dose, the higher the benefits. The study showed reduced expression of breast cancer in just 30 days.
The role of sulfur in the body
Sulfur makes up one quarter of the total body weight and is the third most abundant mineral in the human body. Half of the sulfur in the body is in muscles, skin and bones. Sulfur is critical for making joint cartilage and keratin of the skin and hair, and new research suggests that sulfur is almost as significant as Vitamin C because the human body must maintain a minimum level of sulfur for normal function. (more…)
What do garlic and glutathione have in common? Sulfur!Sulfur is commonly used in Asia as an herbal medicine to treat inflammation and cancer. Organic sulfur has been studied on oral and other cancers and has been found to have remarkable benefit in anti-cancer therapy.
Sulfur is an essential element for all life, and is widely used in biochemical processes. In metabolic reactions, sulfur compounds serve as both fuels and respiratory (oxygen-replacing) materials for simple organisms. Sulfur in organic form is present in the vitamins biotin and thiamine, the latter being named for the Greek word for sulfur. Sulfur is an important part of many enzymes and in antioxidant molecules like glutathione and thioredoxin. (more…)
A metabolite from an amino acid which is classified as both a nutritional supplement and pharmaceutical drug, has been used to treat bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, high cholesterol, diabetes, HIV, autism and even cancer. It assists in the production of glutathione, which plays a key role in regulating many cellular functions and helps keep the immune system in check. Moreover, it helps detox the body chelating dangerous heavy metals.
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is converted by the body into an amino acid called cysteine. Proponents claim that taking N-acetylcysteine supplements can protect against a wide range of health problems and the science backs up the claim. (more…)
Many factors are known to contribute to human lifespan. Many natural health followers carefully control their diet to include organic choices of fruits and vegetables in their natural, uncooked state, while remaining physically active and maintaining body weight within a healthy range. (more…)
Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and kale are packed with a very special nutrient called sulforaphane. Keep in mind that many vitamins and phytochemicals, including sulphoraphane, are destroyed in the cooking process. The best way to enjoy your cruciferous veggies? Raw and fermented or lightly steamed to the point where they still have some crunch when bitten into.
Cruciferous vegetables are rich in the organic sulfur compound, sulforaphane.
Cruciferous veggies have been found to protect the vascular system and to eliminate potential carcinogens from the body, thereby reducing the risk of cancer, heart disease, and stroke. The flowers of all cruciferous vegetables resemble a cross, which has Latin roots in the word crux and is where they get their name, cruciferous.
Vegetables in this family are Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, horseradish, rutabaga, turnips, and watercress. This family of bitter greens and roots is quickly becoming the focus of scientists and cancer specialists alike due to the high amounts of glucosinolates that it contains.
Glucosinolates are sulfur-containing compounds that give these veggies their spicy and aromatic flavor.
Chewing or chopping raw cruciferous vegetables activates a class of plant enzymes called myrosinase, which then transforms glucoraphanin, a glucosinolate, into sulforaphane when the plant is damaged. When any member of the Brassica family is boiled or exposed to excessive heat, the amount of glucosinolates is reduced, and heat inactivates myrosinase, as it does to any enzyme. This can diminish the amount of sulforaphane that a vegetable delivers.
Have you wondered why your energy level was low or you had aches and pains that wouldn’t go away? Have your tried different supplements and noticed no change? Maybe frustration has set in and you’ve accepted your situation because nothing you do seems to work. Well, what if you found out that an essential nutrient has been stripped from the soil in which your food is grown, and all the food you are eating is nutritionally incomplete? If you were able to replace that nutrient, it could create a dramatic change in your health for the better. This missing nutrient may be organic sulfur.
Organic sulfur is found in all living organisms and should be a component of raw plant and animal foods. It is not found in any foods that have been stored during shipping, refrigerated, or cooked. This is because sulfur bonds with moisture and is therefore carried away when dehydration occurs. With the introduction of petro-chemical fertilizers in the 1930’s natural sulfur was no longer replaced in the soil in which crops were farmed, and with each crop the soil became more and more depleted. (more…)
Medicinal use of garlic has been well documented around the world and throughout history. Modern science supports many health claims of the ancients while also revealing newly discovered benefits of garlic. The strong bioactive components that support cardiovascular and immune system health are well known; yet many are unaware of the superior nutritional properties of garlic, which make this common bulb a truly supernatural food.
Native to central Asia, garlic has been grown for over 5000 years. Garlic was revered by the ancient Egyptians, who appear to have been the first to have cultivated this plant. Not only was garlic considered sacred and placed in the tombs of Pharaohs, but it was also used for strength and endurance. Ancient Greek and Roman athletes used garlic before sporting events while soldiers ate it before battle. Hippocrates, considered to be the “Father of Medicine,” used garlic to heal cancerous tumors. (more…)