From a doctor: The 1992 PubMed abstract you emailed that described how sulfur was found to be beneficial in providing protection against gamma radiation in animals is rather dated. Is there more recent information regarding potential clinical utility and whether this putative protection extends to ingested radioactive materials such as cesium that are more likely to be of concern from the Fukushima plume?
Here is my reply:
Sulfur does not react with water under normal conditions, as noted on this WebElements web page. On the other hand, this buzzle.com article states that sulfur reacts with most elements to form a stable compound, but does not react with the noble gases.
According to a report published on Dr. Mercola’s site earlier this year, MSM is 34 percent sulfur by weight.
It’s my understanding – and I’m looking for verifiable documentation to this effect – that the sulfur in MSM is capable of combining with over 140 compounds and 92 elements, including radioactive strontium and cesium, that can be safely excreted in the bowels as harmless sulfates. The one radioactive element that sulfur will not bond to and mitigate is iodine.
Referencing the same Mercola article again:
Miso, kombu, and sea vegetables were key components of the strict diet that Dr. Akizuki prescribed to his patients who survived the 1945 atomic bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Those who followed his health regimen had a much higher chance of survival, even if they lived close to the epicenter of the bombings. These three foods are naturally endowed in sulfur.
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Dietary Practice of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivors
Hiroko Furo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Japanese Studies, Illinois Wesleyan University
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