Gardening Articles for week ending 10th March 2018
Written by Wally Richards.
I have written about this subject in the past and recently have come across more information that may be of interests to both aspects, gardening and health.
Sulphur is the tenth most common compound found on the planet.
Sulfur is a part of some of the amino acids in your body and is involved in protein synthesis, as well as several enzyme reactions It helps with the production of collagen, which is a substance that forms connective tissues, cell structure and artery walls.
I am told that our bodies need a daily amount of sulphur as unlike plants we do not store it for later use.
We should be getting our body's daily sulphur needs from our food chain but as a result of modern agriculture practices the normally required amount is not available or non-existent (as it is with many other vitamins and minerals we need for good health.)
People that grow plenty of the their own food crops naturally and consume them should be getting their daily sulphur dose and have no need for a supplement.
Sulphur aids in the moving of oxygen through the body to all the cells which aids them to get rid of any rubbish they have collected including heavy metals.
My common sense mind tells me these days there is no way you can avoid the chemicals we are exposed to; not only through our food chain but also in the water, air and environment.
If our body takes these impurities in we need to get them out and not store them up till they cause us health issues.
Sulphur that is extracted from plants and in this case pine trees in the pulping process is called DMSO.
From DMSO it is distilled three times to obtain white sulphur crystals called MSM.
MSM is a food supplement which a small amount is taken twice a day. Initially people experience a detox after which they find they have more energy, sleep better, improved memory, complexion, hair nails skin and some health issues such as pain and mobility may improve.
If you are a keen gardener and grow a good amount of your food then you could take MSM till the cows come home and it would make no noticeable difference. I have not met many people in that category.
In the garden you should apply gypsum which is natural sulphur and calcium with a neutral pH. To ensure that your produce has sulphur available as they are growing.
This week I received some information in regards to sulphur and from what I read then researched could mean something as simple as having sufficient sulphur in your diet or as a supplement could reduce dramatically your chances of some life threatening conditions including Cancer!
Here is what I found and posted onto my Face Book pages:
CANCER: I read an email this morning which was part of selling something in regards to oxygen.
The first lines grabbed my attention which read: Back in 1931, a man named Dr. Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize for work proving cancer is caused by a lack of oxygen in your cells.(See end of this for a scientific explanation)
In fact, he stated in his book, The Prime Cause and prevention of cancer that
The cause of cancer is no longer a mystery, we know it occurs whenever any cell is denied 60% of its oxygen requirements And guess what? There is documentation and proof - showing that oxygen therapy works - going all the way back to the late 1800s.
Then on another web site it says about oxygen and cells:
Researchers studying our body oxygen transport mechanisms are even declaring this lack of natural sulfur/DMSO/MSM in our diets as a major contributing factor to disease.
Sulfur transports oxygen to our cells. (I knew that)
Without enough dietary sulfur our cell walls become inflexible, they harden and can't 'breathe.' Increasing loss of cell wall permeability means low oxygen transport into and low waste removal out of the cells! Our cells collect waste and cant clean out and thus health issues! End.
50 years ago in our food chain we would have received our body's daily requirement of sulphur, now days there is little or no sulphur in our food chain due to current horticulture practices using man made chemicals.
MSM is sulphur distilled from DMSO which is extracted from Pine Trees during the pulping process.
From a web site: "MSM is so important in maintaining good health and flexibility in the tendons, mussels, ligaments, skin and nerves and serves so many other vital functions in the body. Just to name a few:
Oxygenates the blood so that red blood cells can deliver more oxygen and nutrients to the cells.
Improves the lung and all cell permeability to increase lung capacity and increase oxygen intake to the body.
Helps neutralize allergenic reaction to pollen, different types of foods, animals and fat allergies.
Increases bile-function and has a cleansing effect in the digestive tract.
Protects against the harmful effects of toxins, radiation, and pollution.
The blood, resists bacteria and protects the protoplasm of the cells.
Helps to normalize, allergic reactions, stress, drug hypersensitivity, inflammation of mucous membranes, and inflammatory disorders including all forms of arthritis, muscle cramps, and infectious parasites of all kinds.
Is excellent in maintaining flexibility in arteries, improving oxygen flow and keeping the arteries clean and clear of arterial plaque from forming.End.
I have been importing MSM and using it for over 12 years and the first thing I noticed after having the initial detox was that my memory improved significantly. (I was able to walk into any room and know why I went there.)
My health improved, aches & pains disappeared, complexion improved and I can honestly say in my 73rd year I am far healthier than I was in my 40's and 50's.
Now if a simple thing such as having a food supplement of MSM twice a day can improve your health, complexion, memory, energy level and well being then that is common sense.
Scientific explanation; From wikipedia: Warburg hypothesized that cancer growth is caused by tumor cells generating energy (as, e.g., adenosine triphosphate / ATP) mainly by anaerobic breakdown of glucose (known as fermentation, or anaerobic respiration).
This is in contrast to healthy cells, which mainly generate energy from oxidative breakdown of pyruvate. Pyruvate is an end product of glycolysis, and is oxidized within the mitochondria.
According to Warburg, hence, cancer should be interpreted as a mitochondrial dysfunction.
Cancer, above all other diseases, has countless secondary causes. But, even for cancer, there is only one prime cause. Summarized in a few words, the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar.
Otto H. Warburg,
Warburg continued to develop the hypothesis experimentally, and gave several prominent lectures outlining the theory and the data.
Warburg findings were pooh hooyed by the pharmacy/medical complex by stating: mutations in oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes are thought to be responsible for malignant transformation, and the metabolic changes Warburg thought of as causative, now are considered instead, to be a result of these mutations.
But a recent reevaluation of the data from nuclear/cytoplasm transfer experiments, where nuclei from cancer cells are placed in normal cytoplasm and where nuclei from normal cells are placed in cancer cytoplasm, more strongly support Warburgs original theory than the somatic mutation theory for the origin of malignant transformation and cancer.
So maybe a very simple thing like sulphur can make a big difference to our well being.. No wonder its not big News.
Note MSM is a food supplement and legal for that use in NZ.
DMSO is illegal if sold for medical use on humans but ok for use on animals by vets.
DMSO can be used as a solvent which was its original use and can be purchased for that legal use in NZ.
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Good stuff, please ask rose for my Skype address. If contact requested will confirm. Difficult to talk US 2 NZ by conventional phone. Tell Rose to reference this thread.
Thank You, Rose. Great info.. We will add Gypsum to our vegetable garden which resides in large container’s so we know what is in the soil.