What Sulfur Can Do To The Body

by Sara Banta | May 1, 2024 | AHP News, Gut Health

The integrity of our health is under siege from various disruptors within the food system, including genetically modified organisms (GMOs), glyphosate, overcrowded and conventionally raised poultry and beef, and the influx of inflammatory seed oils. Adding to the complexity, spike protein worsens the challenges posed by these disruptors, triggering heightened negative reactions.

One significant disruptor is sulfur. This is a substance contained in many “healthy” foods that may have given you health benefits in the past, but now are causing health issues.

What is Sulfur?

Sulfur is a compound found in diverse foods, medications, and health supplements, and undergoes intricate metabolism in our body’s detoxification pathways. Paradoxically, certain sulfur-rich foods, often considered healthy, such as kale and broccoli, may be detrimental to conditions like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, and mental health issues.

Cruciferous vegetables, onions, garlic, and egg yolks are common dietary sources of sulfur, even present in seemingly “healthy” green juices.

Environmental factors have disrupted the sulfur metabolism in the body, so that the once healthy foods are now contributors to unpleasant health symptoms.

Gluten and Sulfur

The significant issue with gluten lies in its role as a carrier of glyphosate, a chemical compound used mainly as weed killer, that serves as a primary component in various herbicides.

The U.S. agricultural industry extensively utilizes glyphosate, spraying it on nearly 90 percent of all wheat crops nationwide. Moreover, crops like corn and soy have been genetically modified to tolerate increasing amounts of herbicide, making glyphosate pervasive. Its presence extends even to organic food, as residues persist in our soil and water.
The challenge with glyphosate stems from its disruptive impact on the body, particularly in derailing the metabolism of glycine, a crucial amino acid. Additionally, it diminishes our digestive capacity for gluten.
Glyphosate-sprayed gluten in wheat, rye, and barley, as well as mycotoxins in crops like corn, soy, peanuts, and legumes, contribute to disruptions in sulfur processing.

Sulfur is typically broken down into sulfate, which the body uses in many important processes including:

    • Detoxification
    • Brain and endocrine function
    • Supporting strong connective tissues including ligaments and tendons
    • Maintaining a good gut biome

However, disturbances in this pathway can manifest as:

    • Feelings of sickness
    • Arthritis
    • Stress
    • Fatigue
    • Mental health issues like depression
    • Autoimmune disorders
    • Ulcerative colitis

Symptoms of Compromised Sulfur Metabolism

Symptoms of compromised sulfur metabolism include:

    • Bloat, gas, malabsorption of nutrients
    • Allergies to sulfa-containing medications
    • Reactions to red or white wine
    • Reactions to garlic or eggs
    • Asthma or wheezing after consuming food, particularly dried fruit or items with preservatives
    • Strong urine odor after eating asparagus
    • Arthritis, tendonitis, or joint pain
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • ADHD
    • Neurotransmitter imbalances, such as dopamine, epinephrine, and serotonin
    • Skin rashes, including psoriasis

Spike protein further disrupts liver function and detox pathways, degrading sulfur metabolism. Additionally, sulfur-containing foods and medications exacerbate histamine responses, compounding the challenges faced by our DNA.

The Other Four Disruptors

The problem isn’t just with sulfur-containing foods, but with four other “disruptors” that make sulfur even more problematic: oxalates, fat, amyloid proteins, and histamines. Let’s take a amoment to learn about each one of these in more detail.


Oxalic acid, a naturally occurring molecule renowned for its toxic and corrosive properties, transforms into oxalates when it binds with minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, or salt. Variants of oxalate include sodium oxalate, potassium oxalate, magnesium oxalate, and calcium oxalate.

Originating in plants, oxalic acid serves various purposes such as mineral management, seed germination, and self-defense. Upon ingestion of these plants, oxalic acid combines with minerals, particularly calcium, depositing in human tissues, organs, and bones. Foods notably rich in oxalic acid include beans, grains, bran, seeds, peanuts, almonds, swiss chard, spinach, beets, potatoes, chocolate, rhubarb, figs, kiwi, blackberries, black pepper, cumin, and turmeric. The human body produces oxalate as a metabolic waste product, devoid of any recognized function.

Oxalates can steal minerals from the body, impacting vital minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc essential for the body. Conditions such as leaky gut, Crohn’s disease, and autoimmune issues may contribute to heightened oxalate deposits.

Conversely, urinary problems can reduce oxalate excretion, leading to oxalate poisoning when intake surpasses excretion.

Symptoms of High Oxalates Include:

    • Pain and connective tissue issues, gout, arthritis, swelling, and stiffness
    • Nerve irritation and dysfunction causing neuropathic pain, poor concentration, mood issues, and sleep disturbances
    • Immune system reactions, including autoimmune diseases like celiac, IBD, and rheumatoid arthritis
    • Thyroid diseases, including hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s
    • Digestive problems like leaky gut, constipation, gastroenteritis, and rectal pain
    • Urogenital issues, including UTIs, bladder pain, incontinence, kidney stones or pain, and prostatitis
    • Nutritional depletion from oxalic acid binding with iron, magnesium, and calcium, coupled with the consumption of vitamin B6, increases oxalate production, creating a detrimental cycle.

Compounding the issue, the spike protein further disrupts oxalate metabolism, worsening the histamine response.


Effective fat metabolism and absorption play a pivotal role in ensuring optimal brain function and cognitive health. However, individuals with a genetic predisposition may encounter challenges in fat absorption when adhering to a high-fat diet, particularly one rich in toxic seed oils. This can lead to inadequate fat metabolism and potential liver congestion, contributing to systemic intoxication.

Complicating matters, chronic stress induces a continuous release of epinephrine, a fat-based hormone that impedes the body’s ability to process fats. This persistent stress response can disrupt the digestive system, compromise the immune system, and exacerbate fat malabsorption.
This sequence of events may result in gut permeability, liver congestion, impaired hormone metabolism, and acne.

Symptoms of fat malabsorption include:

    • Changes in stool color to light, floating, and greasy
    • Strong body odor
    • Bumps on the back of the arms
    • Acne
    • Yellowish skin tone
    • Very dry skin
    • Hormonal imbalances such as PCOS or PMS
    • Edema
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea or excessive fullness after eating
    • Gallbladder pain (on the right side under the ribs)
    • Right scapula pain
    • Gallstones
    • Gallbladder removal

For individuals experiencing these symptoms, it is advisable to steer clear of high-fat nuts, fatty fish, and excessively rich wild meats to effectively manage fat malabsorption.

Amyloid Proteins

Amyloid proteins pose a challenge to the body’s breakdown processes into usable amino acids, resulting in their accumulation in the brain, kidneys, and various tissues. These deposits are implicated in the onset of Alzheimer’s and other brain-related diseases.

Beyond disrupting organ function, the presence of amyloid proteins provide a shield for harmful pathogens in the gut, which can foster an overgrowth of detrimental bacteria, candida, and fungi, leading to dysbiosis or leaky gut. This, in turn, suppresses the immune system, heightening susceptibility to illnesses.

Consuming foods rich in amyloid proteins can further strengthen these pathogens, including bacteria and viruses.

Amyloid formation may stimulate pathogens like Streptococcus, Mycobacterium, Staphylococcus, Salmonella, Candida, and Lyme disease, facilitating their proliferation within the body.

The Journal of the American Chemical Society has highlighted that spike protein contributes to the generation of amyloids. The spike protein’s role in generating more amyloids further intensifies the histamine response. Given widespread exposure to the spike protein, there is an increased risk of foreign pathogens gaining control of our systems. It is imperative, now more than ever, to refrain from a diet abundant in amyloid proteins and take proactive measures to support our immune systems.


Histamines, belonging to the category of biogenic amines, are organic compounds with diverse functions within the body. They play crucial roles in various physiological processes, including immune responses, stomach acid regulation, and neurotransmission in the brain.

Specific types of white blood cells, mast cells, and basophils, as well as cells in the stomach lining, are responsible for producing and storing histamines, contributing to functions such as immune response, stomach acid regulation, neurotransmission, and allergic reactions.

Histamine intolerance is a condition characterized by the body’s struggle to efficiently metabolize histamine, a naturally occurring compound vital for several bodily functions. When histamine accumulates due to inefficient processing, it can lead to various symptoms and discomfort. Common manifestations of histamine intolerance may include recurring headaches or migraines, abdominal pain, diarrhea, hives, itching, nasal and respiratory symptoms, fatigue, flushing, and irregular heartbeat.

Histamine intolerance is often associated with a deficiency in enzymes like diamine oxidase (DAO) or histamine-N-methyltransferase (HNMT), responsible for breaking down histamine in the body. In the absence of proper histamine metabolism, symptoms can manifest.

Spike protein exacerbates histamine intolerance, resulting in increased insulin dysregulation, gut issues, central nervous system (CNS) complications, lung issues, and skin problems.

Spike protein influences histamines through three distinct pathways:

    • Dysregulation of the histamine receptor gene (HRH1) leads to elevated histamine levels and an exaggerated inflammatory response, triggering insulin imbalance and chronic cortisol release. This, in turn, depletes the adrenals, leading to chronic fatigue.
    • Activation of the histamine receptor gene HRH1 by the spike protein intersects with the sulfation pathway and disrupts the oxalate metabolism pathway, affecting the ability to metabolize and detoxify foods containing sulfur and oxalates.
    • Impaired GABA response through ACE2 receptor inhibition leads to insulin dysregulation and adrenal depletion.

Supplements to Support Sulfur Metabolism


Acceleradine® Iodine

Acceleradine® Iodine, beyond its role in enhancing metabolism and providing essential iodine for thyroid hormones, serves as a remedy for alleviating spike protein damage, reducing histamine responses, devitalizing foreign pathogens, reducing overall inflammation, and aids in detoxifying cells from toxins that inhibit sulfur metabolism. Moreover, Acceleradine® significantly boosts ATP production in the mitochondria by 18-fold, a pivotal factor in suppressing sulfur metabolism, detoxification, and promoting longevity.
Known as the only monatomic iodine supplement with 100% bioavailability to all cells in the body, Acceleradine® is enhanced with scalar frequencies. These frequencies increase its efficacy in detoxifying the body from radiation, toxins, and heavy metals, known to inhibit sulfur metabolism.

Accelerated Thyroid®

The prevalence of suboptimal thyroid function among many individuals can be attributed to factors such as processed foods, environmental toxicity, spike protein, and stress.

Given the thyroid gland’s significant role in controlling the endocrine system, maintaining its proper function is crucial to keeping metabolism and detoxification optimized.

Accelerated Thyroid® stands out as the sole natural thyroid supplement that combines the ancient Ayurvedic herb Kanchanar with modern grass-fed thyroid glandular, and then enhances the formula with cutting-edge scalar frequencies.

This comprehensive formula is designed to help:

  • Increase metabolism
  • Facilitate fat-burning
  • Improve detoxification
  • Alleviate water retention and edema
  • Reduce fatty liver
  • Accelerate wound healing
  • Strengthen connective tissues and bones
  • Enhance the immune system
  • Improve mood and alleviate depression
  • Enhance digestion

The innovative scalar field technology infused into the supplement is bio-energetically programmed to:

  • Boost overall thyroid health
  • Detoxify the thyroid from known toxins like bromide, chlorine, fluoride, mercury, and other metals
  • Neutralize radiation and nuclear fallout that may lower thyroid function

Accelerated Keto®

Insulin resistance and fatty liver disease stand out as prominent risk factors that can trigger most metabolic diseases. Accelerated Keto® plays a pivotal role in quickly transitioning the body into a fat-burning mode within 30 minutes without causing stress to the body. This shift effectively suppresses cravings for processed foods and sugar, making it easy to intermittently fast and adhere to a protein-focused diet. The synergistic action of cofactor ingredients not only works to diminish fatty liver but also targets the dangerous visceral belly fat associated with a spectrum of metabolic diseases.

Simultaneously, Accelerated Keto® enhances detoxification processes, reducing the buildup of toxins that heighten the risk of metabolic disease. Additionally, this supplement boosts ATP production by 5 to 10 times, fortifying mitochondrial health for overall cellular health.

Wild-Lytes Electrolytes

Wild-Lytes Electrolytes transcends the conventional realm of electrolyte formulas, delving into a holistic approach that addresses the impact of daily stress, sulfur and oxalate metabolism, inflammation, adrenal fatigue, and immune disruption at the cellular level.

Unlike many electrolyte supplements, Wild-Lytes Electrolytes distinguishes itself by abstaining from any regulation of phase one liver detoxification or interference with sulfation pathways for oxalate metabolism.

The meticulously crafted formula comprises of:

  • Himalayan sea salt: Mineral-rich and naturally replenishes electrolytes depleted through exercise, illness, and everyday stress responses.
  • Cilantro: Supports blood oxygenation, serves as a natural liver detoxifier, alleviates adrenal fatigue, and eases the burden on the immune system.
  • Watermelon: Contains citrulline, a precursor to nitric oxide crucial for cardiovascular function. It is also rich in vitamins A, B6, and C, potassium, magnesium, and l-arginine an amino acid that manages blood supply to muscles, relieving cramping and fatigue.

While each element boasts individual potency, their synergy enhances cellular communication for optimal results.

Wild Lytes Electrolytes can contribute to balancing and supporting:

    • Hydration and electrolyte balance
    • Detoxification
    • Muscle cramping and fatigue
    • Immune function
    • Mineralization
    • Heart and cardiovascular function
    • Oxalate, sulfur, and uric acid metabolism
    • Adrenal function
    • Lymphatic metabolism
    • Histamine flares
    • Joint pain and swelling
    • Blood sugar regulation
    • Skin health

Immune Mover®

When daily stress, insufficient nutrition, and a lack of sleep or exercise converge to strain the body, it becomes susceptible to harmful pathogens that can overpower our biological defenses, disrupting immune function.

Immune Mover®, a distinctive formula including 11 botanicals to strengthen the body’s immune and digestive systems, works with your epigenetic tendencies, including compromised sulfur detoxification, to optimize their expression. Immune Mover® rebalances the body through two vital mechanisms supporting a harmonious biome in the digestive tract and reinforcing the immune system’s response. This dual approach targets pathogenic imbalances and fortifies immunity at its core.

Accelerated Cellular Detox® Powder

Eliminating the toxins responsible for activating genetic diseases is crucial for overall health.

Accelerated Cellular Detox® Powder comprises a blend of six organic ingredients designed to absorb toxins from the environment and diet. Now featuring chitosan, recognized for its ability to transport excess fat from dietary intake out of the body, the powder also supports weight loss.

Enhanced with scalar frequencies, Accelerated Cellular Detox® Powder aims to achieve the following:

    • Clearing emotional and physical shock from the body
    • Detoxifying the body from pesticides and insecticides
    • Cleansing the body from heavy metals and radiation

NOW P-5-P (Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)

NOW P-5-P contributes to the maintenance of healthy sulfation and oxalate metabolism. Specifically, NOW P-5-P is essential for the proper absorption of B12 and magnesium, as well as the synthesis of gastric HCl. Serving as a crucial coenzyme, it plays a vital role in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, including the elongation of essential fatty acids. NOW P-5-P is indispensable for the production of antibodies and red blood cells, while also facilitating the release of glycogen from the liver and muscles for energy production. Furthermore, NOW P-5-P aids in sustaining the balance of sodium and potassium, contributing to the regulation of body fluids, which, in turn, promotes the healthy functioning of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.

NOW Choline & Inositol

NOW Choline and Inositol contribute to healthy methylation processes and hormonal balance, especially for those with compromised sulfur metabolism. These compounds are believed to assist in the metabolism of stored fat, potentially aiding in its efficient burning. Research suggests that they can prevent the abnormal or excessive buildup of cholesterol and triglycerides in the liver.

Sara Banta's Liver Flush Detox Cleanse

The liver, essential for detoxification, is often burdened by excessive toxins, radiation, heavy metals, and xeno-estrogens, contributing to conditions like clogged livers and fatty liver disease. The compromised ACE2 receptor in the liver, exacerbated by spike protein, further leads to chronic diseases throughout the body and makes sulfur metabolism even worse.

Sara Banta’s Liver Flush Detox Cleanse is designed to flush out countless gallstones that hinder the liver’s optimal function.

This cleanse may offer a range of benefits, and aims to:

    • Flush gallstones out of the body
    • Alleviate pain, cramps, and inflammation
    • Lower AST and ALT liver enzyme counts
    • Replace damaged liver cells with healthy ones
    • Eliminate thousands of toxins and pollutants
    • Reverse drug and alcohol damage to the liver
    • Improve digestion of fat and protein
    • Enhance the function of the ACE2 receptor altered by spike protein
    • Reduce water retention
    • Improve mood
    • Flush out unhealthy cholesterol deposits
    • Open obstructions in the liver and gallbladder
    • Boost the immune system and macrophage count
    • Allow the liver and gallbladder to regenerate and heal

Lifestyle Changes to Optimize Sulfur Metabolism

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Exclude Sulfur Vegetables: Consuming sulfur-containing foods will only put more of a burden on the sulfur detoxification pathways, as sulfur-containing foods can heighten histamine responses. Foods like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, onions, garlic, and egg yolks fall into this category. It’s crucial to remain vigilant about hidden sulfur in certain medications and supplements.

Avoid Amyloid Proteins: Eliminate foods rich in amyloid proteins, such as chicken, pork, turkey, and conventionally raised beef. Amyloids contribute to histamine intolerance, and oxalate formation, and enhance the growth of the spike protein in the body, intensifying inflammation, gut issues, pathogenic load, and insulin dysregulation.

Eliminate Oxalate Foods: Remove foods high in oxalates, including spinach, berries, kale, and most nuts, including almonds, from the diet. This step helps alleviate the burden on the system and reduces the histamine response and improves sulfur detoxification.

Avoid High Histamine Foods: By excluding the aforementioned foods, the histamine stress on the body is diminished. This allows the digestive system to heal, promotes insulin regulation, and helps alleviate symptoms associated with histamine intolerance and sulfur buildup in the body.

Minimize Seed Oils and Inflammatory Fats: Be mindful of processed foods and even some organic options that may contain inflammatory fats. These fats contribute to systemic inflammation, hinder liver and detoxification pathways, lower metabolism, increase insulin resistance, and worsen sulfur detoxification.

Prioritize Wild Animal Protein: In a world where soils are depleted and vegetables may lack nutrition, wild animal protein stands out as the most nutrient-dense option. These animals don’t carry amyloids, inflammatory fats, oxalates, or sulfur, avoiding the elements that disrupt detoxification and metabolism.

Eliminate Processed Foods: Processed foods are laden with ingredients that offer minimal nutrition, clog detox pathways, increase inflammation, lower ATP, and cause gut issues. Moreover, they are known to trigger the activation of genetic diseases.

Exercise Daily: Combat sedentary modern lifestyles by incorporating daily exercise. Regular physical activity stimulates autophagy, muscle growth, detoxification, boosts mood, and contributes to overall health and longevity. Incorporate a mix of high-intensity training, strength training, walking, stretching, and consider adding yoga to your routine as well.

Utilize the Accelerated Food Guide: The Accelerated Food Guide lays out the foods containing mold, sulfur, oxalates, histamines, fats, and amyloid proteins to avoid while also highlighting an expansive list of foods to enjoy for optimal health.

Sara Banta

Sara Banta is a Stanford University Graduate with a Degree in Economics and Psychology, and a certified Natural Supplement Expert & Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sara is the Founder of Accelerated Health Products and host of the health & wellness podcast, Accelerated Health Radio.

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