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.
SULFUR METABOLISM: HOW IT GOES WRONG AND HOW TO GET IT WORKING AGAIN
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
Dietary sulfur plays an enormous number of vital roles in the body. These include regulation of cellular energy production, detoxification, regulation of the activity of dozens of hormones, and it is an essential component of healthy connective tissue. Sulfur can only participate in these processes if the pathways by which it is metabolized to various sulfur-containing compounds are functioning properly. Unfortunately, our modern world is filled with chemicals, electromagnetic frequencies and now toxic injectable material, all of which has the potential to negatively affect sulfur metabolism. If impaired, a few symptom-causing sulfur byproducts, hydrogen sulfide and sulfite, are generated in excess. In this two-part talk, Dr. Greg Nigh will first give an overview of sulfur metabolism, including the main pathways, essential enzymes and micronutrients, and intended downstream products. Next he will review how our toxic world can affect this metabolism at multiple steps and the symptoms that result from that. Finally, he will give a detailed overview of the clinical protocol he and Maria Zilka, NTP, are utilizing to get sulfur metabolism working as it should once again.
In a separate session, Maria will offer a detailed explanation of the low sulfur dietary protocol she has developed and implemented with over a hundred of Dr. Nigh's patients. It has also been used successfully by several other doctors with their patients. She will go over the most frequently asked questions from patients, as well as the most common modifications to the diet she has found to be needed.