The #1 Nutrient Sabotaging Your Detox w. Dr. Greg Nigh ND, LAc (Ep 36)

Written by Erik Levi, FNTP — Updated on April 22, 2021

I’m discussing the dark side of detox with Dr. Greg Nigh, ND.  Dr. Nigh is an expert on sulfur and what happens when your body doesn’t respond well to this crucial nutrient.  Many healthy foods like cruciferous vegetables, eggs, garlic, and onions are high in sulfur and play a crucial role in popular diets like Paleo, Keto, and Plant-based.

Dr. Nigh and I discuss the signs, symptoms, and science behind sulfur sensitivity along with ways to help you recover from excess exposure.


About Dr. Greg Nigh

Greg Nigh, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, graduating from NUNM in 2001. Dr Nigh is co-owner of Immersion Health in Portland, OR, where he has a primary-care practice as well as a specialty in naturopathic oncology. He has done extensive research, writing, and speaking on the relationship between dysfunctional sulfur metabolism and the development of SIBO, inflammatory diseases, cancer, and other chronic conditions.  He is the author of “The Devil in the Garlic.”

Topics Discussed

  • Book – The Devil In The Garlic
  • Garlic high in sulfur
  • Stephanie Seneff- Glyphosate researcher
  • Some people have problems with sulfur
  • The body needs sulfate that can only come in through diet.
  • Sulfur problems arise from excess hydrogen sulfite and sulfide
  • Low sulfur diet can alleviate sulfur
  • 3 kinds of SIBO: Hydrogen positive, methane positive, hydrogen sulfide positive
  • Sometimes SIBO treatments help for people who test positive for SIBO
  • Sulfation pathway influences sulfur metabolism.
  • Low levels of hydrogen sulfide is ok.. high levels are a problem
  • High sulfur supplements: NAC, MSM, ALA
  • Detox supplements and foods can be problematic 23 mins
  • Symptoms of sulfur intolerance:  Skin issues, itchiness, heat symptoms, Migraines, Brain Fog
  • Migraines correlated to high garlic
  • Alcohol sensitivity is a sulfur issue
  • Triggering foods: Garlic, onion, kale, asparagus, Brussel sprouts, eggs,
  • Glyphosate binds crucial minerals
  • Sulfate structures water with a negative charge 38mins
  • Infrared can thicken the structured water 43 mins
  • Epsom Salt bath
  • SNPs are important to know but not the main driver
  • CBS mutation
  • Body Odor symptom of
  • Nitric oxide can help with homozygous NOS3 enzyme
  • Supplements: Mo-Zyme Forte (molybdenum) 1-3 2x/day, Butyrate, Ion-Biome, Hydroxycobalamin

Important Links

Greg’s Private Practice Facebook


About the author:

Erik Levi, FNTP

Erik Levi is a co-founder of and a certified holistic nutritional therapy practitioner.

As an NTP Erik takes a nutrition first approach to health. He has worked with many different people to help them use nutrition to optimize their quality of life.

Erik believes that mental health is a physiological process and cognitive enhancement is not something that can be achieved by just taking some pills with good Amazon reviews.

Instead, true cognitive enhancement comes with the right balance of nutrients, movement, and gratitude. Erik continues to stay up to date with the most current nootropic and holistic health research and promises to deliver the best solutions possible.

You can check out his personal health blog/podcast/YouTube Channel all under the name Holistic A-Hole.

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