IMG_1051 (2)ENOS (endothelial NO· synthase) was appearing in cells producing sulfate giving Dr. Stephanie Seneff the thought that maybe eNOS was producing sulfate. Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a senior scientist at MIT who has been conducting research there for over three decades. She is considered the leading expert on sulfur and how it functions in the body, an electrical engineer, a computer science specialist who then converted into the biological sciences with a biology degree as well as with a food and nutrition specialty.

Dr. Seneff says, “Red blood cells have this thing that produces nitric oxide. Nitric oxide would be a disaster for red blood cells because hemoglobin will bind the nitric oxide, it’ll be sort of like carbon monoxide. It’ll prevent the hemoglobin from being able to carry oxygen.”

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She goes on to say, “It would be a really bad idea for the red blood cells to make nitric oxide yet they clearly have eNOS which is the supplier of nitric oxide.”

Dr. Seneff says eNOS is inside mast cells which product heparin cells, eNOS is also in heparin cells (a highly sulfated and most negative molecule known to biology and is highly sulfated) and platelets have eNOS and also produce cholesterol sulfate.

So eNOS is most everywhere and is made up of sulfates.

“ENOS was named for the Endothelial lining of the artery wall, and eNOS is also in the skin, the epidermis, the carotenicides which are the ones that do the tanning,” Dr. Seneff says.

Healthline says, “A healthy diet of vegetables rich in carotenoids can, it turns out, help you get that golden glow.”

They go on to say, “Carotenoids are a class of naturally occurring molecules that provide the yellow, orange, and red coloring of many fruits and vegetables, including carrots and tomatoes. Carotenoids are found in many dark green vegetables as well. They are a natural source of vitamin A and other naturally occurring antioxidant compounds.”

Dr. Jennifer Brett says carotenoid deficiencies are linked to vitamin A deficiencies. In addition people who have a struggling thyroid also have a difficult time converting beta-carotene into vitamin A.

Dr. Seneff says, “ENOS is an interesting molecule, it has a flavin group that actually receives sunlight and emits electrons, a sunlight to electron converter. When it gets shined on by sunlight it emits electrons. It directs those electrons to a heim group. The heim group has an iron molecule. The iron molecule attracts molecules.”

DSC02608 (1)She believes, “The skin is actually breathing oxygen into the eNOS. Newts can breathe thought the skin.” It makes perfect sense to her scientifically and answers how the eNOS and tanning is functioning.

Dr. Seneff says, “There’s two of the eNOSs together and they form this cavity between them. Inside that cavity is a zinc molecule. The zinc molecule creates positive charge. The zinc attracts sulfurs.”

She goes on to say, “If you break down the sulfate you will release energy which means that the sulfate is actually absorbing the energy from light. I think of the skin as a solar panel taking in the sun’s energy, in the form of the sulfate molecules, storing the energy in the sun.”

The bottom line is Dr. Seneff’s findings are showing her, “Cholesterol sulfate is highly protective against bacterial and virus invasions. Sun exposure protects you from infection. It strengthens your immune system. Cholesterol sulfate is incredibly important to immunity.”

The more sulfur you take in the healthier you will be. Sulfur can be taken in through the sun, through hard water but soft water has the sulfur removed, through organic caroteniod vegetables with nutritious soil, eggs, pastured meat and wild caught seafood. Dr. Seneff recommends to keep down the carbohydrates and sugars while eating a lot of high protein high saturated fat foods, coconut oil and olive oil. Dr. Seneff says oysters are the perfect food because they contain cholesterol, sulfur and zinc.

If you feel you are not getting enough sulfur from your diet and would like to supplement, click here for a clean option. Seneff mentions 1 teaspoon twice a day for every hundred pounds. Lemon assists to make it more palatable in water.

Her biggest concern is the food people are eating and not eating in how they are developing nutrient deficiencies. She says, “I’m quite disturbed by the veganism that is catching on right now. I think it’s definitely a bad choice.” The challenge is humans get the best sources of sulfur from food. If you are vegan she recommends epsom salts baths, but to use a lot of it, especially if you already have signs and symptoms like arthritis.

If you do get a bad burn immediately take a shower turning the water colder and colder until you absolutely can’t stand it anymore. This takes the sting out of the burn. After you pat your skin dry apply 5 drops lavender essential oil, like this one, mixed in two tablespoons coconut oil. This reduces the inflammation and further removes the sting.

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*Nourishing Plot is written by Becky Plotner, ND, traditional naturopath, GAPS who sees clients in Rossville, Georgia. Since her son was delivered from the effects of autism (Asperger’s syndrome), ADHD, bipolar disorder/manic depression, hypoglycemia and dyslexia through food she continued her education specializing in Leaky Gut and parasitology through Duke University, finishing with distinction. This is not a news article published by a paper trying to make money. This blog is put out by a mom who sees first hand the effects of nourishing food vs food-ish items. No company pays her for writing these blogs, she considers this a form of missionary work. It is her desire to scream it from the rooftops so that others don’t suffer from the damaging effect of today’s “food”.




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8 Responses to The Deficiency That’s Making You Suffer A Sunburn

  1. Astaire says:

    Very interesting! I love how the symptoms of sunburn (red/orange skin) point to their food-remedy of red/orange colored foods!

  2. I think this is a terrific article with a lot of important, valuable information, but I would like to comment on a couple of things:
    1) The article says that “The more sulfur you take in the healthier you will be.” Minerals compete with one another for absorption, and too much of one mineral, including sulfur, can lead to deficiencies in others. In particular, too much sulfur can inhibit selenium absorption, and possibly other things as well. It is better to keep the body in balance.
    2) The article implies that vegans cannot get sufficient sulfur in their diet, but there is plenty of sulfur in the durian fruit as well as in certain vegetables such as onion and garlic; in addition, vegans also have the option of supplementing sulfur with MSM. There are certainly potential nutrient deficiencies on a vegan diet, but lack of sulfur is one of the easier ones to fix.

    • whisperingsage says:

      Lack of zinc is a little harder. Because zinc rich foods are meats, and vegans would tend to be a little copper toxic from lack of zinc. I know copper/ zinc balance are more often described as competitive, but you can also look at them as a team. They are both needed or we get sick. Both are important for immunity and bone health.
      The hardest thing that I have had to deal with in zinc deficiency in patients is lack of appetite. I know a lot of people think that is a good thing. But it’s not. As a nurse, it is one if the most frustrating things to deal with when you are trying to get nutrition into sick people. It’s especially bad in anorexics who pride themselves on hating meat. Because hating meat is a symptom of zinc deficiency, so naturally I try to get them to at least take zinc supplements. I had a 70 yr old home care lady who had lifelong zinc deficiency, always underweight, always struggled over food, damaged her two boys in the womb with inability to eat during pregnancy, ( talk about behavior problems in them), and to encourage one to go on a diet, dieted her own 90 lb self into cancer. I’m just venting now. I put her on all optimal dose vitamin and mineral known to man and especially the b complex gave her an appetite I had never seen, and got her to get up to 112 lbs. Her setbacks were always related to her going off her vitamins.

  3. Ruby says:

    Never put oil or fat on a burn it will make it hotter! If you use lavender oil, then put it in a spray bottle of cold water with ice. Aloe vera if used immediately will lessen the effects of the burn. I burn like crazy so I have lots of experience!

    • whisperingsage says:

      I tested out the old wives tale about butter, used raw bacon, and it cured the pain. Key is raw. Must be enzymes.

  4. Tina says:

    Just to clarify….because the article did not come right out and say it, regarding the deficiency of what that is exacerbating the sunburn….is it foods high in carotenoids or foods high in sulphur. ie. I read the article, but found it lacking in making concluding statements which tied the facts listed therein to the title of this piece. Would appreciate a clarification here. thx.

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