Join me from Nov. 8-12, 2012 in attending Wise Traditions 2012, a health conference that will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. A featured presenter is Dr. Stephanie Seneff, who is an expert in understanding the key role that sulfur plays in nutrition.
Below is a description of Dr. Stephanie Seneff’s upcoming talks at the conference as described on the Weston A. Price Foundation website
Sunday Nov. 11: Taurine: a Mysterious Nutrient with Remarkable Properties
Taurine is a unique nutrient found only in animal-based foods, and absent from plant-based foods. It is considered to be one of the amino acids, and is among the small set of sulfur-containing amino acids, along with cysteine and methionine. However, taurine is structured differently from all other amino acids, containing a sulfonyl group in place of the usual carboxyl group, and likely as a consequence it never shows up in any proteins. It also rarely participates in any reactions. Yet it is one of the most common free amino acids in the body, and it is especially highly concentrated in the heart, liver, and brain, arguably the three most important organs of the body. Reduced taurine levels in the blood are associated with many cancers.
In this talk, I will take a hard look at taurine metabolism, and suggest novel ways in which it may play an essential protective role in diseases like cancer and conditions like autism and encephalitis.
Monday Nov. 12: Nutrition, Toxins and Health: Facts and Speculation
In this all-day presentation, I will show how most if not all modern diseases and conditions — diabetes, obesity, heart disease, arthritis, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, etc. — can be traced back to nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins. I will argue that the key factor in all of these conditions is sulfate deficiency (in the soil, in the plants, and in our bodies), and I will show how Big Pharma and Big Farming have led us to our current health care crisis. I will explain the crucial positive roles that bacteria play in maintaining health and biological equipose, and, more generally, how widespread use of antibiotics and environmental toxins is causing great harm by destroying bacterial ecosystems.
In the first half of the talk, I will focus on nutrition, discussing which foods are healthy or unhealthy, and why, as well as describing how modern farming and food processing methods are eroding our health. The second half of the lecture concerns biological mechanisms. I will focus on the importance of sunlight-stimulated cholesterol sulfate synthesis in the skin to health, and will show that many of the modern diseases can be traced back to deficiencies in cholesterol and sulfate. Important topics include cholesterol transport, blood homeostasis, autophagy, and the effects of various environmental toxins. I will also devote considerable time to a discussion of how bacteria rescue us from our health crises. I will provide specific recommendations for dietary and lifestyle practices that will lead us back to good health.
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