It is sometimes overwhelming when we discover something that may be deficient in our diet, and then we go crazy trying to reboot the system with the magical missing mineral. Don’t fret — many foods have different minerals that cover a lot of bases. As long as you are eating a diet with a huge variety of produce, grains, and such, you will be covered. But it’s important to check in once in a while to make sure you aren’t forgetting something.
Dr. Gabriel Cousens MD, author of Spiritual Nutrition is very adamant about the body’s need for sulfur …
“Sulfur connects the spirit and the body, mind to action, thoughts to action, and is the bridge between the worlds of the higher planes and the lower planes. Sulfur deficiency has been associated with depression, irritability, anger, rage, remorse, more emotional reliability, and more fear-based living and hypersensitivity. A normal mind is calmer and you are able to concentrate better. Sulfur is an important part of brain function and important to the heart, ligaments, joint function, liver, adrenals, pineal, and pituitary function.”
Sulfur is a mineral in our body that is needed for enzyme activity, hormone balance, and function of the immune system. It is an important component of collagen and connective tissues that assists the body in preventing inflammation and facilitating connective tissue repair. It is very useful for healing skin and digestive problems.
Top 20 signs of sulfur deficiency:
- Itchy skin or scalp
- Diaper rash
- Migraine headaches
- Painful and irregular menstruation
- Sore throat
- Joint pain
- Hay fever
- Fever (hot and cold sweats)
- Bed wetting
- Breastfeeding problems
Some key sulfur-rich foods are:
- Aloe vera
- Bee pollen
- Brussel sprouts
- Hemp seeds
- Lima beans
If you are noticing any of these symptoms, turn up the volume on your sulfuric foods.
We are all striving for balance and connection. Minerals are what ground us to the Earth, connect us to natural vibrations, increase over-all health and spiritual enrichment. If you find yourself worrying about “not getting enough” — relax — it will only cause more deficiency. Just love yourself with healthful and LIVE food.
In health and love,