Coming from New Zealand, I am well aware of how bad sulphur smells. The City of Rotorua is sometimes nicknamed ‘Sulphur City’ because of the numerous hot pools that emit hydrogen sulphide and gives the city an overwhelming odour of rotten eggs. I’ve even heard people rename it ‘Rotten-rua’! Clearly we are naturally disgusted by the smell of sulphur, which is nature’s way of telling us that this substance is toxic to us.
We recently asked our amazing community on Instagram what their most burning questions were, and received requests for a blog post on detoxing sulphur deposits. We thought that was a great topic to cover as sulphur stagnates the lymphatic system and can bring on chronic fungal problems like candida. Also, excess sulphur is destructive to the kidneys so detoxing sulphur is a necessary step to get your kidneys filtering well. In this post we’ll examine what the symptoms of a sulphur accumulation are, where a build up of sulphur can come from and how to detox it safely from your body.
What Are the Symptoms of Sulphur Deposits?
The easiest way to find out whether you have sulphur deposits is to work with someone who is experienced in iridology. You could work with one of our experienced practitioners to determine what your eyes say about your body’s health. One of the tell tale signs of a sulphur deposits is any orange around the pupil. You can see an example of this in this YouTube video by Mark James Gordon.
Where Does A Sulphur Accumulation Come From?
The most common way that your body accumulates sulphur is from overusing antibiotics and other chemical medications. However it can also happen from through the continued use of permanent hair dyes, hair straighteners and even some hair products like conditioners. You don’t need to worry about sulphurous foods like garlic, beans or kale as the sulphur within these foods does not accumulate in the body. Having said that, if you already have a lot of sulphur in the body you may experience gas and bloating as a ‘sulphur on sulphur’ effect. You may also experience these symptoms if you go straight to a high fruit diet and have sulphur in the body as the fruit acids mix with and stir up the toxic sulphuric build up.
How Can I Detox Sulphur?
Detoxing sulphur can be quite tricky and will require your time and patience. The good news is that the remedy is fairly simple: it’s all about moving your lymphatic system and bowels.
While fruit and exercise are the best ways to get the lymphatic system moving, herbs are vital in removing sulfur from the body. The GI Broom will be your secret weapon against sulphur, it’s the perfect formula because of its powerful combination of psyllium husk, bentonite clay and activated charcoal. The combination of astringent herbs AND sponges is what makes it so powerful, the psyllium brushes it out while the bentonite and charcoal absorbs it and prevents the toxins from being reabsorbed by the body, while the herbs pull interstitially on the lymph. You will likely find that as you eliminate sulphur you’ll feel a burning sensation as it passes, this is normal and you can rejoice that it has left your body. If it burned you on its way out, can you imagine how it burned you on the inside?
While you are taking these herbal formulas, you also need to be mindful of your diet and lifestyle. You must avoid ‘fungal foods’ like bread and cheese whilst cleansing out sulphur as these foods will only aggravate it. You can also do well to avoid cruciferous vegetables like cabbage and cauliflower whilst detoxing. You need to get your lymph moving by sweating daily, whether that’s through cardio, saunas or bikram yoga. You may find that you sweat sulphur out through your skin as well as out of your bowels. Dry brushing is also a good lymph mover. I like to dry brush every evening before a hot shower.