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Able to function with Epsom Salts baths. The affect on methylation??

Discussion in 'Post-Exertional Malaise, Fatigue, and Crashes' started by cutie2u222, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. cutie2u222

    cutie2u222

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    Hi All,

    I have been working Rich's protocol since 2006. My problem is hair dye blocking my mito function.

    I have seen some improvement, but was really able to have a life when I added Epsom Salts baths, twice a week.

    I know this is sulfur and I have tried other forms of magnesium in the bath, but the Epsom Salts is what really makes me feel human again.

    What I have noticed with this, is the gut takes the hit, from to much sulfur. High yeast!

    I have tried to ease myself off the Epsom Salts and find I cannot function at all.

    So I am trying to be functional, treat the gut and still doing the methylation protocol.

    In effect, fighting on three fronts!

    I would like to know, if the overboard of sulfur from the baths, is going to slow down methylation to a great extent??

    I know everyone is trying to stay away from sulfur.

    My genova detox profile, showed I do not have a gene on the glutathione chromosome. It is called null allele.

    I would be so grateful for any help!

    Janet
     
  2. drob31

    drob31 Senior Member

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    This is fascinating. I know magnesium deficiency is huge with with a lot of other conditions like hypothyroidism. Could it just be that the magnesium is finally bioavailable from the salt baths and you now have a sufficient amount?
     
  3. Sushi

    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    @cutie2u222

    Rich had a thread discussing whether or not we could tolerate epsom salts baths. You might look it up--sorry I don't remember the issues re: these baths that he was interested in.

    Sushi
     
  4. cutie2u222

    cutie2u222

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    I have used magnesium chloride in the bath and get a lift from that type of magnesium.

    But it is no where as good as from the Epsom Salts! I don't think it has as much to do with the magnesium as it does the sulfur.

    I think I am ill, because I do not have a glutathtione gene and I do need the sulfur!

    There is a balance for me in there somewhere. And I am trying to find it. I know with the Epsom Salts, I have to much sulfur because I have major yeast.

    I did recover in early 2013 and was going to the gym everyday. Back on my feet. But then had a relapse.

    So I am wondering how much this will slow down methylation???

    Thank you so much for the help.

    Janet
     
  5. cutie2u222

    cutie2u222

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    Thanks Sushi for the reply. Yes, Rich was just getting into the Epsom salt issue when we lost him. He was concerned about the hydrogen sulfide in the gut. I have looked at those posts and was on Rifaximin, hoping it would help with my gut issues.

    I can't take Rifaximin, major distress in the gut.

    So I am going to try oregano oil for the gut issue.

    Rich felt if you could tolerate the Epsom Salts to do them. But I don't think at that point, he had not realized that some of us has genes that have a problem with suflur.

    Yasko: Comp, CBS, MTHFR, and the SUOX. So the CBS and SUOX give me major issues with sulfur. Damm if you do, dammed if you don't!

    I appreciate any help!

    Janet
     

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