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Sulfur oxidation, or heavy metals?

Discussion in 'Genetic Testing and SNPs' started by dobson116, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. dobson116

    dobson116

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    Some background, I broke out in hives when taking a sulfa drug years ago, and I always get bloated after eat sulfur veggies... but then again I get bloated after eating almost anything and sulfur veggies also happen to usually be FODMAPS which I have even more trouble tolerating. Also, I've had issues with taking epsom salt baths from what I can remember? I have some neurological symptoms associated with BH4 depletion. I'm also positive for double heterozygous MTHFR.

    So, I've read that a sulphur intolerance/ oxidation problem is usually a "misnomer", and that what is actually happening is that the thiols are mobilizing heavy metals, namely mercury (https://www.paleohacks.com/paleo/sulfur-intolerance-aka-poor-sulfur-oxidation-ever-heard-of-it-6702). I've had my metals tested and I'm high in mercury and very high in arsenic.

    I've also read a thread on this forum called cbs success where the OP talks about how a low sulphur diet and charcoal/magnesium flushes made all the difference for her. Can someone explain to me the mechanism behind this?


    Am I sulphur toxic? Can molybdenum deficiency cause this?

    Any input that might bring me to a deeper level of understanding would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Gondwanaland

    Gondwanaland Senior Member

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    My 2 cents:

    • Look into SIBO and Candida
    • Get a comprehensive thyroid panel: Free T3, Free T4 (+ optional T3 and T4), TSH, Reverse T3, anti-TPO and anti-thyroglobulin antibodies.
    • Buy pH strips to test your urine at home and then get your electrolytes balanced
    • Molybdenum will not be helpful if your have high-ish uric acid (ask for this test too)
    • IME magnesium supplementation helped with multiple chemical/food sensitivities (comprehensive info about magnesium here) BTW since my uric acid is high-ish magnesium oxide worked wonders for me.
     
  3. dobson116

    dobson116

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    Why do you mention uric acid?
     
  4. Gondwanaland

    Gondwanaland Senior Member

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    Because it was a significant piece of my puzzle.
    BTW I do not tolerate Epsom Salts at all either.
     
  5. dobson116

    dobson116

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    What is the cause for not tolerating the epsom salts? This is what I ultimately want to know, whether there is a possibility of a sulphur oxidation problem so I know whether to go through the trouble of doing a low thiol diet for a while to see if it helps. I basically want to know if these sulphur problems are just a myth and if mercury is the real problem. Do you have mercury?
     
  6. Gondwanaland

    Gondwanaland Senior Member

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    I haven't found the answer to that question yet. I think it is because the sulfate interacts negatively with high acidity (high uric acid, salicylates/phenols/nitrates in foods)
    All I can say is that it is a long journey. I began my quest one year ago (pursuing mercury) and found many other paths in my way.
    When I tried a low thiol diet I felt the worse so far. But it helps many people.
     

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