Reader writes: Can sulfur affect the kidneys negatively? I noticed a little pain in my right side after taking my second dose.
Thank you very much for submitting your organic sulfur question. Before I can provide you with a direct answer, here are some general advice to consider:
1. Are you taking any medications or supplements along with sulfur? If so, are you taking sulfur first, then waiting at least 30 minutes before taking your meds and supplements?
2. How large of a sulfur dosage are you taking? For healthy individuals weighing 200 pounds or less, the standard dosage is one teaspoon of sulfur, twice a day. You can take more than this amount if you wish. Excess sulfur that your body can’t use will be eliminated.
3. How much water are you drinking every day? It is the oxygen in water that sulfur transports to our body so our cells can regenerate and repair themselves in a healthy manner. The standard protocol while on a sulfur regimen is to take your body weight expressed in pounds and divide that number in half. That amount is the number of ounces of water you should drink every day. For example, if you weigh 128 lbs, you should drink at least 64 ounces of water, or eight 8-ounce glasses every day.
One book that I recommend to understand the importance of water in our diet is “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water: You Are Not Sick, You Are Thirsty,” by Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj.