Greg Nigh, ND, LAc
Greg Nigh is a naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist practicing at Immersion Health in Portland, Oregon. He is a 2001 graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine with a dual degree as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and a master of science in Oriental Medicine. He is a prolific writer and has spoken around the world on topics related to sulfur metabolism and associated problems.
DEVIL IN THE GARLIC, HOW DISRUPTED SULFUR METABOLISM CAN WRECK OUR HEALTH, AND A PROGRAM TO FIX THE PROBLEM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Sulfur is the third most abundant mineral in the body, and it plays a wide range of functions that are essential for life. Dietary sulfur comes in many forms, some of which are put directly to use and others that must be transformed into essential compounds such as sulfate. If the canonical pathway of sulfate production from dietary sulfur is not working efficiently, alternative pathways must be activated. These alternatives can cause diverse symptoms due to their intermediates, but they maintain the sulfate supply and thus sustain life. In this talk Dr. Nigh will review the biological roles of sulfate, the clinical manifestations of impaired sulfur metabolism, and the rationale for the low sulfur dietary protocol. Nutrition therapist Maria Zilka will then give a brief overview of the dietary protocol she has developed and which has been implemented with hundreds of their patients over the past decade, helping many who had no relief with any other therapeutic diet.