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MS and sulfur rich veggies?

Monday, September 30, 2013

I got this email in my inbox from the FlyLady dot net website... I know quite a few on SparkPeople who suffer from Multiple Schlerosis (MS) and I wondered if any had heard of this?

I apologize in advance for pasting this email in its entire length as the link did not actually go to the article itself. Later when I am home, I will try to find the actual website so I can paste it in and remove this email:

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Food For Thought Can you smell the sulfur veggies?
By: Leanne Ely

I don't know about you, but nobody ever told me to sit down and eat my sulfur-rich vegetables. Well, except for Dr. Terry Wahls in her hugely popular TED Talks video. (In case you aren't familiar with this phenomenal doctor, she ate her way out of advanced MS through diet.)

Dr. Wahls completely changed the way I looked at food, and when she said that we need to eat three cups of sulfur veggies per day, let's just say I started stocking up on cabbage!

Anyway, my point is, most of us didn't grow up knowing how important these veggies with the distinctive smell really are to human health.

What do you know about sulfur-rich vegetables? Maybe you have never even heard of a group of vegetables being referred to as such.

The sulfur-rich veggies I'm talking about include:

* cabbage
* broccoli
* cauliflower
* brussels sprouts
* bok choy
* garlic
* shallots
* onions
* leeks

A sulfur-rich veggie is basically any fibrous, often non-leafy, vegetable that releases a "rotten eggs" odor when cooked.

Why are these veggies so important?

Well, sulfur is a key mineral in our bodies. It's required for healthy hair and strong muscles, but it's also essential for proper functioning of the cardiovascular system and the central nervous system.

Sulfur binds the amino acid chains that form insulin. Insulin is required for life. Period!

Those sulfur-rich veggies contain organosulfur compounds that we need to have so our bodies run optimally.

How do you increase your intake of these vegetables?

Start by adding these foods to dishes you already eat every day.

* Saute some cabbage, broccoli and onions, and turn it into an omelette for breakfast.
* Add chopped cabbage and cauliflower to your lunchtime salad.
* Make a point of eating a heaping serving of bok choy or brussels sprouts with your dinner.
* When you prepare meats, marinate them in garlic.
* Add extra leeks to your soup.
* Eat coleslaw more often!
* Fried onions on everything!

Before you go and start cooking, I would strongly recommend just steaming those smellier of the sulfur veggies for a short time so that they don't turn to a stinky mush. Cauliflower, broccoli and brussels sprouts, I'm looking at you!

The Paleo diet is a great way to get in these wonderful sulfur veggies, and right now you can join our Fall 30 Day Paleo challenge! Click here to learn more!


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    Terry Wahl's has her new book out. It is a must read for all of us who have MS. She is using food as medicine. It is not as easy as taking a pill and she does not tell you to stop taking your medicine. The Wahls' Protocol came out March 2014. emoticon
    1408 days ago
    Thanks for sharing this information.
    1694 days ago
    Very interesting since I have a diagnosis of MS.
    1697 days ago
    Oh my gosh . . . I bookmarked that information too. Thanks for sharing. LOVE LOVE LOVE Marla Cilley and her colleagues!

    HUGS Munching on some emoticon cabbage for supper!!!
    1697 days ago
    Fermented veggies are a biggie too. Think sauerkraut. I love all those on the list.
    1697 days ago
    Thanks for sharing, Julia! Interesting ideas. emoticon emoticon
    1698 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    Knowledge is power! emoticon for sharing!
    1698 days ago
    Interesting and good to know.

    1698 days ago
    I have her book Minding your mitochondria. It's a good read. While I have watched her videos she is not cured as she says. She still has fatigue and weakness issues per her words on a video she made. If she stops using her muscle stimulator her issues come back.

    However she has many good ideas as which foods work for MS and why. I am not sold on eating meat as it can cause autoimmune issues.

    There are many diets which people say helps them. I notice what they have in common is lots of fruits and veggies and clean foods. Eliminate the processed foods. Some like meat and some don't.
    1698 days ago
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