The Autism Sulfur Trap - #AutismSulfurTrap


It is now clear to me from my research that sulfur is the number one element that human beings need to function properly, and to detoxify our bodies.  Without an adequate supply of sulfur, we will limp along with health problems and diseases.  We will accumulate toxins as the body stores them rather than disposes of them.  Our body will use our sulfur reserves to combat poisonous coal-tar medicines, and it will affect our ability to function.  Without an adequate sulfur intake, our body can not make the insulin needed to balance our blood sugar.  We will not be able to make Glutathione, our number one detoxifier.  Our skin, hair and intestines will be compromised when we are sulfur deficient.  The Mesentery, the collage/keratin like connective tissue that holds our internal organs in place will fail.  We will develop the intestinal diseases, the ones so many are plagued with today.  Our children's well being and development will be compromised without adequate sulfur.

The articles included here offer more than enough proof that there is a correlation between sulfur deficiencies and autism.  However, putting it into an understandable clearly defined well written post has been difficult for me.  I'm in the middle of discovering this myself, and you are right along with me. 

My take away from this is we need suflur in the form of sulfate, and magnesium sulfate is the perfect essential for us to get it.

I am open to any insights that you may have. 

Albert Wilking

Please read Epsom Salts - Holy Grail of Healing for background on Magnesium Sulfate.  It is the first in this series, and It will help you understand the importance of sulfur in our lives.



I believe we are intentionally being kept in the dark about our need for sulfur.

"In 1860, I.G. Farben (Bayer) first produced chemical fertilizers from coal tar. By 1938, Nelson Rockefeller and Prescott Bush contracted with I.G. Farben to develop and aggressively market ammonium nitrate and ammonia sulfate as chemical fertilizers."

In this interview Stephanie Seneff says this about sulfate in the gastrointestinal tract.  Autistic kids have issues with their digestive system including leaky gut.  They also have a problem with undigested peptides and opiods in the brain.

Sulfate catalyzes the synthesis of enzymes that break down gluten and casein.

When there is not enough sulfate, those enzymes don’t work properly, and the gluten and the casein don’t get properly broken down.

The peptides end up undigested, and the gut is leaky because there is not enough sulfate to build a barrier.  The peptides get into the blood, they make their way past the blood-brain barrier for the same reason, and this reason is the barriers are deficient in cholesterol sulfate.

When the peptides get into the brain, they cause this opiod like effect, just like morphine would in the brain of the autistic child, or anybody who has this kind of leaky gut problem.

All the intestinal issues, Crohn’s, IBS, Colitis are related to the sulfur deficiency problem.

Glutathione is responsible for detoxification, and we make our glutathione from cysteine.


Gliadorphin (also known as gluteomorphin) is an opioid peptide that is formed during digestion of the gliadin component of the gluten protein. It is usually broken down into amino acids by digestion enzymes. It has been hypothesized that children with autism have abnormal leakage from the gut of this compound. This is partly the basis for the gluten-free, casein-free diet. Abnormally high levels of gliadorphin have been found in the urine of autistic children via mass spectrometry testing

Sulphur Transferase Abnormalities
"Waring (1993), encouraged and supported by O'Reilly (1993) and other parents, has published data which convincingly demonstrates deficiencies in the sulphur- transferase capabilities of people with autism. They have demonstrated also that this inadequacy is the consequence not of an absence of the responsible enzyme (sulphur transferase) but of the sulphate ions which are needed if the sulphation is to be accomplished."

This is the most comprehensive program I have found that uses Epsom salt to help recover Autistic children.  However, the program does not appear to use it internally.  There are lots of methods in this link to get Magneisum Sulfate into our bodies through transdermal absorption.  This method is rooted in the Feingold program, however, their main concentration is on the diet.  I believe children and adults today need immediate relief.

"Dr Rosemary Waring found that most people with autism conditions have a deficiency in a key detoxification pathway. The pathway involves using sulfur in the form of sulfate (known as sulfation). The enzyme involved is phenol sulfur-transferase (PST), but the problem is thought to hinge on an inadequate supply of usable sulfate ions, not the metabolic enzyme itself."

"Symptoms of PST/sulfate deficiency (problems with phenols/salicylates) are reddened ears, hyperactivity, inappropriate laughter, night sweats, black under eyes, excessive thirst, eczema, facial flushing, trouble falling to sleep, disturbed sleep and odorous bed-clothes."

"Tylenol is phenolic and one or two minutes after a dose ofTylenol, the entire supply of sulfate in the liver is gone!"

"Salicylates are chemicals found naturally in some plants, stored in the bark, leaves, roots, skin and seeds, where they protect the plants against insect damage and disease. In the human body, salicylate has been shown to have an effect on certain neuron receptors, to suppress some enzymes including the enzyme phenol sulfotransferase (PST), to inhibit prostaglandin synthesis..."

Dr. Megson hypothesized that the reason why more males than females are diagnosed as autistic has to do with the female hormone, estrogen.  Estrogen has been shown to increase blood levels of glutathione in experimental animals.  Mitochondrial glutathione levels and antioxidant capacity have been reported to be higher in females than in males. Taken together, the evidence suggests that both cellular methylation capacity and antioxidant activity are higher in females than males. The increased rate of methionine transsulfuration and glutathione antioxidant activity in females may protect females from developing autism.

"...Some kids have reactions to phenols. Phenols are chemicals in certain foods like dark fruits and vegetables. Phenol reaction for most kids can manifest as hyperactivity, irritability, agitation and a sense of being over excited with respects to behavior. We know that phenol sensitivity can also lead to headaches and psychiatric issues. A good example is artificial food colors. If you have seen your child have a behavioral problem after eating an artificial color you are likely seeing a phenol response. The chemical in the body that helps process phenols is sulfate."

"Coal tar was discovered around 1665 and used for medical purposes as early as the 1800s.  It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system.  Coal tar is available as a generic medication and over the counter.  In the United Kingdom 125 ml of 5% shampoo costs the NHS about 1.89 pounds.  In the United States a month of treatment costs less than 25 USD.  Coal-tar was one of the key starting materials for the early pharmaceutical industry."

Coal tar is one of the by-products when coal is made into coke and coal gas.  It is a complex mixture of phenols, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and heterocyclic compounds.

The mesentery is a continuous set of tissues which is formed by the double fold of peritoneum that attaches the intestines to the wall of the abdomen. The term mesentery is used for the small intestine; and mesenteric organ is sometimes used to refer to the rest of the mesentery that incorporates the mesocolon, mesoappendix, mesosigmoid and mesorectum. It has been proposed for reclassification as an organ due to research at the University of Limerick in the 2010s.

Interesting that Autism Speaks has created a progrram called PST, Parents Skills Training, and when doing a Google search, the research about Phenol Sulfur-Transferase is buried further down the page.  To a parent confused about how to help their child, Autism Speaks appears as an authority on the subject.  When clicking on the Autsim Speaks web page PST link, it takes us to a page with NO mention of Phenol Sulfur-Transferase.  It's a dead end.

Google search of 'Autism PST'  

Here is a link to Epsom Salts on Amazon

Phenols and Zinc make Benzene
Phenol is reduced to benzene when it is distilled with zinc dust.

Benzene is a known carcinogen.  My take on this is if you are ingesting Zinc, you better be pooping.

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