Organic Sulfur–Why is sulfur so important to health and why has it been depleted in our foods?

Sulfur is one of the most important minerals in our body. It is critical to help us detoxify and regenerate new tissue. Historically, the foods we ate had ample sulfur. However, since the industrialization of our food supply, our soils have been depleted of sulfur and even pastured, organically grown foods will often not provide our bodies with adequate levels of this mineral. The following study will help you to understand more about this important nutrient.

The Sulfur Study

Early results of an experimental study using Organic Sulfur

By Patrick McGean, Director
Cellular Matrix Study

The Cellular Matrix Study (referred to here as “The Sulfur Study”) was organized in 1999. This study was inspired by a fatal type of breast cancer, a type of germ cell reproductive cancer that had been reported to respond to organic sulfur.

While researching this cancer, it became obvious that the sulfur cycle plays an important role in the regeneration of our cells. The Study also found that the use of chemical fertilizers had effectively broken the sulfur cycle in countries that use these fertilizers.

Diseases we hadn’t even heard of have become typical, cancer has grown at an unprecedented rate, and the quality of our food has been greatly diminished.  Is there a correlation here?

Since 1954, rates of disease in the U.S. have gone up approximately 4,000 percent. And in 1954, chemical fertilizers were mandated by our government. Fertilizers such as ammonium nitrates and sulfates, which lack bioavailability, appear to have broken the sulfur cycle. This appears to have contributed to the decline of our health, wealth, mental acuity, and quality of life. We believe that when the Study is completed, it will clearly demonstrate a connection between the lack of sulfur and the inability of cells to regenerate in a healthy manner.

Linus Pauling said that all modern diseases can be attributed to a mineral deficiency. Though Pauling is best known for his work with vitamin C, his statement was about minerals. Most researchers say that sulfur is one of the most important of the trace minerals, around the fourth to sixth most important.

What Sulfur Does

Sulfur enables the transport of oxygen across cell membranes, and oxygen is necessary for healthy cellular regeneration in mammals. Plants, on the other hand, require carbon dioxide for cell regeneration, and plants can store sulfur, while man cannot.  Man eliminates carbon dioxide, and plants eliminate oxygen. Thus, the sulfur cycle is symbiotic and vital for life as we know it.

When many health professionals are asked about sulfur, they state as if reading from a cue card, “We get all the sulfur we need from the food we eat.” That was true until man decided to change the way we grow our food and what we feed our crops.

In 1920, Otto Warburg began his study of cancer in both plants and man, for which he received a Nobel Prize in 1931. He proved that cancer in man is anaerobic. Anaerobic, by definition, is cellular metabolism without oxygen. “Cancer” in plants is linked to too much intracellular oxygen, or aerobic metabolism. The use of a gas we are intended to eliminate for cellular regeneration is not a healthy program for plants or man.

Why Most MSM Supplements Don’t Work

The Study’s initial research of organic sulfur had its participants go to the store to buy MSM (methylsulfonylmethane).  But what we hoped to observe did not coincide with what the literature said about MSM. Except for gastrointestinal improvements, our initial group had little improvement.

When we found an article about the 16 “deadly” additives found in MSM—the anti-caking additives, we realized why our early participants were not reporting any health improvements. These additives benefit only the packaging industry; our health is apparently a lesser concern to them.

Sulfur, with an atomic number of 16, is known to bond with almost every other mineral. Sulfur has demonstrated its ability to detoxify heavy metals in conjunction with the transport of oxygen across the cell membrane, thus allowing regeneration. Sulfur is also the key player as a precursor for the utilization of amino acids, the body’s building blocks. Of all of the amino acids, some 70 percent are sulfur-based.

This detoxification cannot happen with MSM that contains anti-caking ingredients, because these excipients block the bioavailability of sulfur to the cells. The same thing happens when organic sulfur is released into the ocean, or evaporates and falls with rain—that sulfur is bound up by the chemical fertilizers as sulfites and sulfates.

It soon became clear that the Study had to find a pure, uncontaminated form of MSM. After a thorough search, we believe we have found it in the form of Organic Sulfur—coarse crystal flakes which are fresh from the precipitator and have had no further processing. This Organic Sulfur is supplied to the members of the Study, and we follow them with photographs of their faces in an effort to observe the cellular regeneration they experience.

The photographic followup, the newest aspect of the Study, is too recent in its implementation to be able to share the results. However, the reports on health, diet, and medications have been very interesting. As in the beginning of the Study, many of these participants had been taking MSM in tablet or capsule form for many years. Our efforts to find a pure form of MSM was worth the effort, as their responses have clearly indicated.

Preliminary Findings

We are seeing cellular regeneration in the face photographs of our Study participants, but it takes up to seven years to regenerate all the cells in the body when the cells are healthy. Damaged cells from trauma or chemical processes cannot regenerate unless the ability to transport of oxygen across the cell membrane is functioning. Oxygen is a large molecule, so  nutrient uptake is also improved when the cell membrane becomes pliable and healthy. The purity of the sulfur is an important factor.

Old scar tissue and various types of fibroids have been reported to resolve. This is an example of cellular regeneration in cells that have been scarred and unable to regenerate over the years following a trauma.

The skin is the largest organ in the body, and it’s like a huge kidney or lung. Sulfur is known as “the beauty mineral,” and what we really are saying is that the skin is more beautiful if its cells are able to regenerate. The skin is the backup for the liver, and someone in liver distress shows it in the cells of their face and skin. When the internal filters are working well, the extracellular fluids are not polluted and the immune system is allowed to protect the body from infections.

Lab and clinical data have not been made available from the doctors or clinics who have seen our Study members. However, we can report the following dramatic examples of cellular regeneration:

  • Cancer is an anaerobic condition by definition. Study members who had cancer and used chemotherapy who took 30 grams of sulfur during the chemotherapy had no side effects—there was no hair loss, nausea, or diarrhea. There was, however, a surprisingly greater reduction of cancer cells counts, as reported by their oncologists.  Lymphomas have been responding to Organic Sulfur both in decreased pain and decreased size of tumors.
  • Arthritis: Organic sulfur, by comparison to commercially available MSM, is a remarkable mineral for arthritis, and produces the effects which have been reported. Those who had been taking Organic Sulfur reported much less pain and increased mobility. Many reported the straightening of finger joints, along with the resolution of internal scar tissue around the joints.
  • Osteoarthritis has been reported to respond to the ingestion of organic sulfur. As can be observed in old photographs of our relatives prior to 1960, most people were not bent over prior to the historical breakdown of the sulfur cycle through fertilizer use.
  • Osteoporosis has also been addressed, though the numbers are too few to be significant. Bone density tests are demonstrating reversal of bone thinning, or loss of bone density.
  • Skin conditions including acne, psoriasis, rosacea, toenail fungus, burns, liver spots, and disorders associated with Lupus Erythematosus have been eliminated. Sulfur can be used both internally and externally, but the cells which demonstrate the problem originate from the endothelial layer of the skin, which is better addressed by internal use.
  • Cardiovascular: The results which were the most startling was the number of open-heart procedures which had been scheduled and were subsequently cancelled when the individual’s EKG returned to normal. This happened in as little as six weeks of ingesting Organic Sulfur. 54 cases like this have been reported. Our blood vessels also regenerate, and we believe that these cancelled surgical procedures could be an example of such regeneration. The group has also seen the reduction of scar tissue, high blood pressure, and the breakdown of calcium plaque in the arteries. Thus, we believe organic sulfur would be likely to benefit Alzheimer’s sufferers as well.
  • Diabetes is helped, because sulfur is necessary in the production of insulin as well as other sulfur-based amino acids necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders including acid indigestion, GERD, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, and chronic constipation have been addressed with a dosage of organic sulfur at a 4 percent level of body weight twice daily. Other digestive disorders such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease have not been observed to date, but we feel that the symptoms found in the literature will be alleviated with the use of sulfur.
  • Liver: One of our members regenerated his liver after suffering 25 years from Hepatitis C, after 15 months of taking two tablespoons of organic sulfur twice a day.
  • Parasites find that the lining of the stomach and intestines too “pliable or slippery” to sink their hooks into.
  • Migraines and headaches have been alleviated. Migraines seem to take longer than other types of headaches, and the sulfur can often can produce a migraine which then may require more sulfur to address the possible detoxification process that is occurring.
  • ADD, ADHD, hyperactivity, depression, and mood swings are greatly relieved with the use of organic sulfur. Organic sulfur acts as a stabilizer or mood elevator and relaxes the nervous system. We have reports of people getting off antidepressants and Ritalin within as little as three days of starting to take Organic Sulfur. Those who had been on antidepressants for a long time took a little longer. The ability of the body to produce its own glutathione appears to be the reason.
  • Respiratory: Just as impressive were the Study members who were suffering from lung dysfunctions such as allergies, asthma, and emphysema. Those with more serious conditions stopped depending upon the bottled oxygen they had been carrying around, in spite of the fact that they might have continued smoking.
  • Glaucoma relief has been reported by Dr. Eldon Haus, MD and by a few members of the Study.  It appears that there is regeneration of the cells of the “drainage” system of the trabecular meshwork at the inner base of the iris. Subjects who suffer from increased intraocular pressure found that the drops they used to control their eye pressure often inhibited their ability to drive or read, where sulfur has not demonstrated any such corneal disturbance.
  • Hair: Gray- and white-haired members have experienced a return to their natural color hair.  The natural color that gradually returns to the nape of the neck indicates the regeneration of the pigment glands at the base of the hair follicle. (NaturoDoc Note: Reversal of hair loss is also being reported by our users.)
  • Teeth and gums: The power of oxygen may be best demonstrated in its ability to eradicate gum disease. Organic sulfur, when used as an additive to toothpaste or tooth powder, appears to eliminate the plaque buildup on the teeth, but more importantly, it appears to regenerate the gums and “tighten” previously loose teeth.

Cellular Regeneration Requires Oxygen Transport Across Cell Membranes

Cellular regeneration appears to be closely tied to the body’s ability to transport oxygen across cell membranes. As stated earlier, this is a primary function of organic sulfur.

A study of the periodic table of elements shows sulfur, selenium, and tellurium as being the only three oxygen transport minerals. Further study shows that chlorine and fluorine are detrimental to such oxygen transport, yet these elements have been added to make our teeth “healthier” and our water “more pure” or free from bacterial infestation. These elements are poisonous at higher concentrations, and they block the uptake of both oxygen and sulfur. Drinking city tap water is discouraged in the Study for this reason.

The Study believes that a widespread deficiency in the mineral sulfur may be responsible for the great increase in disease in the U.S. Healthy cellular metabolism is the basis for cellular regeneration of all of our cells. This is the bottom line for the human body. Without intracellular oxygen, we begin to degenerate long before our biological clock runs out.

We began life as a single cell, and from that one cell we have made and regenerated all the cells of our body in a healthy manner, unless that regeneration is stymied by the food we eat.

Since 1954, our food supply has been devoid of sulfur, thanks to the use of chemical fertilizers and the overprocessing of our foods.  Unfortunately, our nation is not about to cease the use of these profitable chemicals, which involve commercial agribusiness, medicine, insurance, as well as genetic and designer foods. However, we can regenerate our internal sulfur cycle with organic sulfur, provided that this sulfur compound has not suffered the same indignities of science that our food supply has and continues to suffer.

Finland, alarmed over the increasing disease rate of its population, took a hard look at chemical fertilizers and banned all of them, fearing the levels of cadmium. They were not aware of the sulfur connection or Krebs cycle. Since doing so, they have become a leading supplier of “Bio-Friendly” or completely organic foods in Europe. They have also seen their disease rates drop to one tenth of the 1985 levels. In 1985, the U.S. was at the same marked disease level as Finland.  Why are we not following suit and banning all chemical fertilizers? It appears that the epidemiology of those countries using chemical fertilizers have an increase in disease, while those that use organically based fertilizing methods do not.

Organic sulfur is a food, not a drug. Organic Sulfur is not stored in the body and it is considered to be nontoxic.  Attempts to kill mice, rats, and Oregon State Death Row inmates failed to reach a toxic level even at 200 grams or almost half pound a day.

Since 1999, there have been 1,100 members of the Study, and new participants are welcome. The Study is based upon and supported solely by this work. If you would like to become a participant in the Study, please contact:

Cellular Matrix Study

Ear Infections and Acid Reflux–What is the relationship?

Ear infections have become a common ailment in children. A child who suffers from frequent ear infections is at risk for permanent hearing loss. Although the most widely used treatment for ear infections is antibiotics, is this approach really addressing the underlying cause and are there long-term risks of not looking at the real health issue? When a society sees a common health problem and the answer is a medication, one must ask, “Is there is a great danger in following this path?”

What could possibly be an underlying reason for a mass epidemic in ear infections in children? What many people do not realize is that acid reflux is often present in a child with ear infections. As refluxed liquid enters the upper throat and inflames the adenoids, it causes them to swell. The swollen adenoids can block the passages of the sinuses and Eustation tube and fluid can build in the sinuses and middle ear. Acid reflux affects 1 in 5 people in our country. Therefore, looking at the acid reflux problem closely will not only help these children heal permanently, but also help to understand what our society as a whole faces to prevent this and other health epidemics that are related to poor digestion from continuing to escalate.

Acid reflux is caused from poor digestion. Hippocrates said that, “All diseases begin in the gut.” So treating ear infections with antibiotics is not only an incorrect long-term healing approach, it does not address the underlying problem of poor digestion and can be just one more element that puts a person at risk for other serious diseases.

The acid reflux epidemic in children is most often a direct outgrowth of a familial inheritance of poor gut flora when the child is born. When a child passes through the birth canal, it should acquire a healthy dose of gut flora from the mother. However, if the mother’s digestive health is poor or the child is born by a cesarean section, it’s gut flora, a first line of defense for illness, may be greatly compromised. If the child is breast-fed, this can help establish good intestinal flora for digestion, but only if the mother also has this asset.

Acid reflux and its related symptom, ear infections, have become epidemic since the drastic change to our food supply in the 1950s, where people began eating hard-to-digest foods that were very low in nutrient-density and stopped eating traditional probiotic cultured foods. This has caused a society laden with digestive problems. Hard-to-digest, low-nutrient foods slow down digestion and can promote the proliferation of a candida overgrowth in the stomach and intestinal tract. The gases from the fermentation of food create the acid  reflux conditions that can cause ear infections.

The solution for permanent healing is to return to the types of foods that supported healthy digestion and optimal health in our ancestors. These foods are the nutrient-dense meats, poultry, dairy and eggs from pastured animals and the wide array of cultured and fermented foods that used to grace our tables and provide the body with the building blocks of optimal health. Cultured foods like raw milk kefir, yogurt, homemade sauerkraut, pickled beets and beet kvass were a part of the everyday meals of people worldwide for thousands of years. They insure the proper gut flora that is absolutely necessary for good digestion.  By approaching ear infections from the much broader perspective of poor digestion and changes to our food supply, we have the tools to improve our own health and help future generations to free themselves of the far-reaching effects of a profit-based industrial food supply.

For more information on building health and healing with nutrient-dense foods see Performance without Pain and our new e-book on healing acid reflux.

Best in health,

Kathryne Pirtle

Please support our right to choose healthy foods by joining the Wisconsin Raw Milk Alliance

Dear Friends,

For the continued success of our local Wisconsin small family farms who produce our wonderful raw milk and some of the highest quality foods available to us please join the Wisconsin Raw Milk Alliance on Facebook. Pass this on to all of your friends!

Wisconsin Alliance for Raw Milk

WARM is Wisconsin farmers and consumers, and those from surrounding states, who are for the freedom and right to choose raw milk and other foods we want to consume to maintain and restore our health. We are for the right and freedom to farm the land and to share and trade in the bounty of our crops without government or corporate interferences.

To our continued strength in our right to choose healthy foods!

Merry Christmas!

Best in health,
Kathryne Pirtle

The Health of Our Children–Get Involved in Changing Our Food Supply and Laws–Vote with Your Pocketbooks!

Any thinking, breathing, right-minded person who looks at the state of the health of the people in our country, would have to be extremely alarmed at the mounting signs of disaster. What happens when nearly every child born, faces a terrible condition that will not allow them to live a productive, healthy life? What happens when nearly every child is born with Autism? Do the math! Look at today’s statistics! We are not far from this except for the fact that a huge movement of people are healing themselves and supporting their health with the foods produced with sustainable agriculture–or pasture-raised foods–raw milk, raw butter and pasture-raised meat, eggs and poultry along with fermented cod-liver oil, and fermented dairy and vegetables. These are the foods of our ancestors. These are the foods that supported human life for thousands of years. These are the foods of small family farms who cared about the earth, animals and provided well for their families and friends. This is a movement of people that has embraced the historical relationship with the farmer who is the steward of the earth. These are the foods of our founding fathers. This is real food! Our children cannot be healthy without real food and we cannot expect anything less than a disaster when generations of people do not eat real food!

The raw milk rally in Viroqua, Wisconsin on Monday of this week was just the beginning of the many opportunities we must seize to make it very clear that the government can no longer attempt to control what kinds of foods people choose to insure their health and that of their children. A world without healthy children being born, is no world at all. Good food raised from small family farms is the only food that will support our future on this beautiful planet.

Get involved!! The time is now!! Every person must look at these seeds of disaster and look at the answers that are being provided and not be complacent.

For more information on building health and healing with nutrient-dense foods see Performance without Pain and our new e-book on healing acid reflux.

Best in health,

Kathryne Pirtle

Raw Milk and Your Access to Healthy Foods–What is Happening Right Now

This video represents today’s issues of our continued access to foods that we choose to nourish our own bodies and provide for our children. We cannot underestimate the importance of our involvement in insuring that our basic right to choose the quality of the very foods that go into our mouth is respected.

Please become involved in the Weston A. Price Foundation and join the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

For more information on building health and healing with nutrient-dense foods see Performance without Pain and our new e-book on healing acid reflux.

Best in health,

Kathryne Pirtle

Important opportunitiy to support your continued access to healthy foods

The Declaration of Independence states that by our creator, we have unalienable rights as citizens to pursue life, liberty and happiness. Having this right also means we should be able to have the right to choose what kinds of foods we purchase and eat, which is in itself, the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness!

As you probably know, right now, access to traditionally raised foods from small family farms cannot be taken for granted. These very foods from pastured animals–raw dairy, pastured meats, poultry and eggs–were the backbone of our people for thousands of years. 

However, today, while these foods are becoming more and more available and they are helping to heal people from chronic illness and build optimal health, governmental agencies are putting them under much scrutiny. Therefore, people need to be active in helping to insure that governmental over-regulation does not cause your access to be affected.

On Monday, there is a rally in Viroqua,Wisconsin supporting Max Kane, who has a farm co-op. The members of the co-op own cow-shares, which means that they have the legal right to receive food from the animals they own. Governmental authorities have asked Max to give them the names, addresses and e-mails of people in the co-op. Because he refused to do so, he may be jailed for contempt of court. This type of harassment is happening to farmers from small farms all across the country. In fact, many farmers have been put in jail for selling these foods to their co-op members. For more information on the rally, see

As we search our hearts and minds for what is right, let us not be complacent in our actions to insure the health of our food supply, our people and generations to come. Please become involved with this issue through both the Weston A. Price Foundation at and become a member of the Farm to Legal Defense Fund at

The Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Constitutional Amendment 14

Citizenship Rights. Ratified 7/9/1868.

1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law
which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Allergies–why do so many people suffer from them?

It seems that allergies are as common as ants on the sidewalk–everyone has at least one. They range from mild to ones that can cause anaphylactic shock. But why is this so? Surely our environment has fueled a wide list of allergies, but are there methods that can help you to overcome them so you are able to minimize the use of drugs, allergy shots or even holistic treatments?

The first approach we have to oversensitivity to foods, airborne allergens and other substances of course is avoidance. But what if a person is allergic to most foods and a huge list of airborne substances–then we have a real problem! An allergic reaction to anything is the immune system in motion. When the immune system is always reacting, it puts a great strain on the body’s resources for maintaining good health.

There is great hope in improving the body’s sensitivities by going to the source of the problem, which is often the digestive tract. Because of our poor food supply and incorrect high-fiber/low-fat health dictates, many people are suffering from a condition called “leaky gut.” Leaky gut is a result of intestinal damage from poor gut flora–usually a candida overgrowth. When the intestinal tract becomes weakened, it can become inflamed and proteins can escape into the blood system. This causes an immune response–so that the next time your body comes in contact with that substance–even if it is a healthy food–it will cause the same immune response. When the digestive tract is inflamed, the entire body can become ultra-sensitive to many other things such as airborne substances.

Foods that help to heal the digestive tract are nutrient-dense foods from pastured animals, wild caught fish and organic sources:

Another help to improving allergies is heavy metal detoxification. Carefully removing mercury amalgam fillings with a biological dentist and working with an experienced holistic health practitioner who understands how to gently detox heavy metals can also enhance the blocks to overcoming allergies (see and

Healing the digestive tract and removing heavy metals is an exciting step to recovering from allergies. For more information on building health and healing with nutrient-dense foods see Performance without Pain and our new e-book on healing acid reflux.

Best in health,

Kathryne Pirtle

Marine Plasma Water

We learned about marine plasma at the Weston A. Price Conference through Dr. Louisa Williams who wrote the book Radical Medicine. It is a nutrient dense food from the sea that can offer the body trace minerals in a highly usable form unlike supplementation with vitamin pills. It has an amazing history of helping people recover from seriousness illness. It is available in its original form only through

The following is an incredible article on the marine plasma water supplement:

Evolutionary Development of Our Internal Ocean: Restoring Bio-Terrain with Quinton Marine Plasma
©By Roy Dittman, OMD, USA & Raul Brugioni, Biologist, Brazil
Published in Explore! Volume 15, Number 6, 2006

In July of 2006, I published Part I entitled: “Bio-Terrain, Evolutionary Biology, and the Practice of Medicine in the Early 1900’s: An Intro to René Quinton’s Marine Plasma”, where I introduced Quinton Marine Plasma as a fundamental tool in restoring biological terrain.1 In Part II, Raul Brugioni and I will explore the role the oceans and more specifically marine plasma plays in supporting and evolving life on our planet. In addition, we will define how Quinton Marine Plasma restores biological terrain and provide clinical distinctions to better understand how and when to apply Quinton.

What Is Quinton™ Marine Plasma™?

In the overwhelming response to June’s article, we have heard many speculations regarding what marine plasma is. Let me just begin by saying what marine plasma is not.

First, Quinton is not merely seawater. You cannot simply collect and purify deep or coastal seawater and expect to duplicate the clinical results realized by Quinton Marine Plasma. Second, Quinton is not plankton, and does not contain plankton. Since Quinton is cold-filtered, all zooplankton and plankton are removed from the fluid.

Quinton Marine Plasma is the living fluid produced by dense fields of zoo-plankton as they consume smaller phyto-plankton. This fluid, discovered by French physiologist René Quinton, has been used successfully by clinicians throughout the world for over 100 years to restore our ‘internal milieu’ to its original marine inheritance.

Quinton is not just trace minerals. Trace minerals produced from salt beds on land are inorganic, because they have not been pre-digested by living microorganisms. In addition, the quantity of each trace mineral varies from sample to sample and does not mirror the ratios found in the human body. It is true that unlike land minerals, every major and trace mineral is present in Quinton in an ideal synergistic ratio, but Quinton is still much more.

Quinton Laboratoires was founded in 1905. In France, Quinton Marine Plasma was officially recognized as a medicine around 1907. In 1941, Quinton Isotonic, and Hypertonic products were ‘registered’ as medicines and included in France’s equivalent of the Physician’s Desk Reference (Dictionnaire Vidal). Quinton products remained listed in the Vidal until 1999, referencing oral and topical applications.

Today, forward-thinking scientists are beginning to understand what Quinton knew 100 years ago; that marine plasma has the power to regulate our own “internal ocean” as it informs our genetic potential and guides our very evolution.

Quinton’s Laws of Osmosis & Marine Constancy

The first animals evolved in sea water. As animals evolved, they developed a symbiotic strategy to ensure their survival. Their adaptation to life on land was a foundational evolutionary achievement, which required profound biological advancements – with the most critical factors of success being the ability to maintain a constant pH, mineral makeup, and temperature.

The more we study the ocean, the more we understand its fundamental role in guiding our evolution. In 1904, René Quinton asserted his foundational laws of osmosis and marine constancy – the idea that the earth’s oceans maintain a state of elemental equilibrium, known as “marine constancy.” He then demonstrated through years of research that our internal fluids obey the same laws.

His laws can be summed up best in his profound revelation: “We are truly a living marine aquarium!” The 1957 award winning movie, Hemo the Magnificent, produced and directed by Frank Capra, reaches the same conclusion, powerfully asserting that “blood is seawater.”

According to Quinton’s laws of osmosis and marine constancy, he asserted the following:

  1. All life emerged from unicellular organisms – the ancestors of human cells. Their need for a constant supply of mineral salts was met by the seawater in which they lived. The seawater also facilitated acid-alkaline balance, which was fundamental to the establishment of homeostasis.
  2. Humans maintain an isotonic internal environment similar to the less salty oceans which existed when the first amphibians emerged hundreds of millions of years ago.
  3. “There is physical and physiological identity between seawater and the internal environment of the organism.”

Our “Internal Ocean” Informs Our Genetic Expression

If Quinton’s laws are true, how do they apply to us? Even from the very beginning, the vitality of our internal ocean guides our individual gestational evolution. Before the neural tube forms in an embryo, the internal ocean or “tidal body,” which develops from the amniotic fluid, intelligently regulates and directs the formation of the nervous system and organs.

Additionally, the organic minerals saturated within the tidal body provides a conductive medium that transmits phasic and sound pulses received from the mother’s abdominal aorta that in turn develops the vestibular area of the embryonic brain. Later, these tidal “pulses” are sensed by the fetus’ skin, which in turn stimulates neuronal development. Indeed, as we are developing, the health of our “tidal body” directs how our genetic potential is realized.

Like the tidal body and the internal milieu, Quinton Marine Plasma’s rich store of organic minerals facilitates cellular conductivity by restoring the electrical potential of our cells. When we are born, our internal ocean feeds every single one of our billions of cells. This extra-cellular fluid is where all inter-cellular communication takes place and where critical nutrients are transported to the cell membrane.

So, while every cell contains its own genetic backbone, it is constantly being affected by the epigenetic influencers found within the extra-cellular fluid. Studies reveal that changes in our extra-cellular fluid have the ability to direct the cell to make 2,000 or more different proteins from the same gene blueprint. The upshot of this dynamic is that, while genetic makeup is important to the health and function of each cell, “a cell’s operations are molded by their interaction with the environment, not by its genetic code.”

The oceans contain the homeostatic blueprint of life – the original genetic code that has and is governing evolution. The mineral, nutritional, and genetic information found in marine plasma may “recharge” the extra-cellular fluid, enhancing cellular communication.

World famous biologist Craig Venter, the first to map the human genome, is now working on a new project to uncover the genetic origins of the human genome and all life on the planet to better understand how the oceans impact health. To accomplish this, he is cataloguing ocean water samples every 200 miles.

His team now estimates that there may be as many as 20 billion genes within the Earth’s oceans – a rich store of genetic information that tells the story of our oceanic origins.  Through natural selection, humans inherited a mere 30,000 genes, of which as many as 18,000 have been labeled as “pseudogenes” or “junk genes,” Until recently scientists have considered pseudogenes to be merely obsolete remnants of our evolutionary past.

Today biologists assert that the junk genes may “inform” the genes next to them and may fulfill an immunological role in protecting us from both internal and external environmental stress. Our 30,000 genes interact with our internal ocean to respond to the billions of genes present in our environment.

It is likely that the “junk” genes help us to adapt to rapidly changing environmental circumstances – to upgrade our bodies’ genetic hardware as we move through an evolutionary maze. By drinking marine plasma, we may be accelerating this upgrade by exposing our bodies to a micro-dilution of the genetic and epigenetic information stored in the billions of genes and millions of life forms found in the dense plankton bloom.

Our Land-Locked Bodies Suffer From Chronic Cumulative Mineral Deficiencies

Since all life originated within the ocean, our internal biology depends upon the complete ratio of mineral salts found within the oceans. However, living off of the land no longer provides the raw material needed to maintain our internal ocean. Our land-locked bodies are nutritionally starved.

We overeat in a futile attempt to restore this fundamental “organic” mineral balance. The soil we use to grow the foods we eat and therefore the nutritional supplements we consume are devoid of the full spectrumof trace minerals we crave. As the former Minister of Agriculture Dr. André Voisin pointed out, most cancers are linked to a lack of key nutrients. Clearly, re-establishing mineral balance is one of the foundational requirements to restoring the biological terrain.

The health implications of soil depletion were forecasted in 1936, when the United States Senate issued Document 264, warning that our crops were being grown on mineral depleted soil and that human health was suffering as a result. The following is an excerpt from the report:

“Sick soils mean sick plants, sick animals, and sick people. Physical, mental and moral fitness depends largely upon an ample supply and a proper proportion of minerals in our foods. Nerve function, nerve stability and nerve cell-building likewise depend upon trace minerals.”

Over time, mineral deficiencies can lead to chronic acidification, which in turn sets in motion a positive feedback loop, defined by the cumulative depletion of vital minerals from the body and therefore further acidification, which weakens our cellular defenses.

Trace minerals account for approximately three (3) percent of the electrolytes in the ocean and our internal environment, where they form a complex interdependent synergy. One billionth of a gram (nanogram) of metal contains 2.5 billion atoms. One to ten atoms are all that is needed to activate an enzyme. Therefore, even a minute but consistent supply of organic “live” trace minerals has the ability to restore the balance lost from nutrient deficient foods.

Plankton Convert Minerals to Bioactive State

Microbes feed on inorganic minerals and convert them to their ‘organic’ crystalloid state. Marine plasma contains a full spectrum of organic crystalloid minerals, transformed by the trillions of plankton and zooplankton (i.e. microorganisms) found within the vortex plankton bloom in which marine plasma is produced.

Inorganic minerals are not available at a cellular level and must be transformed into their crystalloid state in order to pass through the cell membrane, and therefore to direct cellular activities. Crystalloid minerals are bioavailable at the epigenetic level both outside and inside the cell – interacting with the cell membrane to direct genetic potential.

“People can utilize inorganic salts or elements only by having plant life in their intestines in the form of bacteria to hook up the inorganic element with a carbon atom so it can be transformed into an organic form.” Unfortunately, with the advent of antibiotics and the proliferation of Candida, the intestinal flora’s ability to convert inorganic elements into their organic state has been significantly compromised.

The synergistic matrix of crystalloid minerals found within the extra-cellular fluids plays an integral role in determining the health of the biological terrain and therefore the health of the person. And, the quality of the minerals and water found within the extra-cellular fluid determines the quality of the communications that take place between cells.

In 1994, Pischinger, Chair of Histology and Embryology at the University of Vienna showed that cells are not in direct contact with each other, and that all inter-cellular information (nervous stimuli, metabolic, immunological and vascular processes, etc) flows through the extra cellular liquid. Pischinger asserted that: “Original seawater is the oldest system of communication between living cells.”

Does it not stand to reason, then, that the best way to re-mineralize the all-important extra-cellular fluid is by replenishing it with its original marine inheritance?

Quinton Marine Plasma Is Beneficial In Its “Live” State “The Whole is Not Equal to the Sum of It’s Parts” –-Goethe

Through his research, René Quinton showed that:

  1. marine plasma could not be extracted from random locations;
  2. that marine plasma was clinically superior to seawater; and
  3. that marine plasma must be kept “alive” in the seawater base in which it is dissolved.

In his landmark book, “L’eau de Mer Milieu Organique” (Seawater, Organic Matrix), René Quinton demonstrated that drying out or desiccating marine plasma irreversibly damaged the “live” mineral and protein complexes. He clinically demonstrated that it was impossible to reconstitute marine plasma and still achieve the same health benefits. This is because, when marine plasma is dried, minerals fall out of their “live” crystalloid state.

Water is the universal molecular and energetic solvent. It does not “forget” the information that dissolves in it. The minerals, organic compounds, and genetic material stored in the marine plasma form a matrix of biological information that may intelligently evolve us.

René Quinton himself summarized it best when he asserted that: “marine plasma tends to maintain its characteristic biological activity and the molecular balance of a living medium. The entirety of trace elements contained in marine plasma are to be found in the solution in their active states.” Unfortunately, eating dried sea salt provides a potent inorganic trace mineral complex, but fails to provide the biological information stored within marine plasma.

Quinton Restores Bio-Terrain

Maintaining an optimal internal environment or biological terrain, is critical to maintaining health. “To maintain a healthy body, homeostasis must be kept constant. A healthy organic terrain is the basis of health and conversely diseases develop on a depleted or congested terrain. Upstream of most diseases there is an unbalanced terrain.”

Targeted nutrients cannot fulfill their intended function on top of a depleted biological terrain. Quinton Marine Plasma directly and indirectly resolves many of the polarities listed below by replenishing the integrity of the “internal ocean.”

Bio-Terrain Clinicians Are Looking to Restore Balance to the Following:

BioEnergetic, Information
Internal (Mental/Emotional)
External (Physical)

Whenever there is a chronic deficiency or excess of any critical nutrient, pathology is not far behind. Clinicians struggle to reconcile the fact that one nutritional supplement may balance out one polarity while negatively affecting another. For example, if a person takes B vitamins, they may be balancing out a deficiency, while at the same time the B vitamins may contribute to chronic acidity and dehydration through the generation of Excess Heat.

This is the “law of diminishing returns”, whereby the amount of energy it takes to absorb, assimilate, and eliminate a nutritional product is often greater than the energy gained by the product itself. The majority of most nutritional supplements are poorly absorbed, leaving the intestines, liver, and kidneys to eliminate the unassimilated portions, which further dehydrates and acidifies the body.

Quinton marine plasma, however, is taken up by the intestines through passive diffusion. Since the organic minerals and marine co-factors have been ‘pre-digested’ by the zoo-plankton, they do not require active digestion as a pre-requisite for assimilation.

The Future of Evolution

We are now beginning to understand the conditions for evolving and optimizing our health. In the past, the whole area of reproduction was a mysterious event often attributed to chance. Our impression was that at the time of birth, we were thrown into a hostile, threatening world and forced to learn to survive. Survival gave rise to an accidental form of evolution.

With Quinton, we have the tools to replenish and restore our bio-terrain – to thrive in our internal environment. Thriving is giving rise to a new kind of evolution. Now, we can direct, balance, and enhance our internal environment.

We assert that Quinton has a key role to play in the coming biotech age, by creating a homeostatic foundation that helps to guide, balance, and regulate the many nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and stimulants we consume to manipulate our physiology.

In our opinion, Quinton is an essential tool for clinician’s protocols, simply because it is so effective at restoring bio-terrain, which is primary to resolving secondary more immediate physiological objectives and symptoms.

The big revelation for us was that through the consistent application of Quinton marine plasma, many of the symptoms and complaints begin to resolve, simplifying patient evaluations, and thereby uncovering subtler conditions specific to the individual. Once the root causes begin to reveal themselves to the clinician, the clinician is able to competently address the personal imbalance using targeted therapies, nutraceuticals, and bioenergetic products, to arrive at optimal health.

Quinton™ – Distinctions for Clinical Use*

Quinton Marine Plasma is manufactured in two distinct forms:

  1. as an isotonic solution that is precisely diluted to match the 0.9% salinity of human blood plasma; and
  2. as a hypertonic solution that is undiluted at 3.3% salinity.

While dosage is important, the clinical goal should be to encourage consistency. In general, Isotonic’s overall effect is gentler than Hypertonic and is therefore better suited for sensitive clients. The following summarizes how Quinton Isotonic and Hypertonic work in the body according to various clinical perspectives.

Naturopathic and Biological Terrain Distinctions

  • Balances out internal fluids.
  • Facilitates intestinal peristalsis, thereby addressing constipation.
  • Clears toxins and removes Excessive Heat; supports deficient adrenal, pituitary, thyroid, and gonadal function.
  • Ideal for supporting recovery from fatigue, low energy, and other depressive states.
  • Promotes organic physiological growth & development.
  • Assists the body in reducing inflammation and supports the body’s ability to eliminate infections and parasites.
  • Restores and opens up suppressed methylation and metabolic pathways in the brain and nervous system.
  • Improves general intra-cellular and extra-cellular communication and restores membrane potential.
  • Enhances pro-biotic activity, which promotes the proliferation of pro-biotic microorganisms.
  • Restores Triple-Warmer/Pericardium function (thyroid function and peripheral circulation/cold hands and feet).
  • Restores mineral balance thrown off by excessive sweating, exertion, diarrhea and coffee intake.
  • Improves absorption of other nutrients.

Osteopathic Benefits

  • Resets/restores the ‘tidal body’ to fewer pulses/min.
  • Supports the intended outcome of manipulation therapy, supporting the subtle, physical, and emotional “bodies”.

Oriental Medical Distinctions

  • Promotes the Flow and Conductivity of Chi and Blood.
  • Reduces thick, greasy tongue coating.
  • Reduces Heat and Dampness.
  • Restores Jing Essence.
  • Restores Kidney Yang and Kidney Yin.
  • Reduces the Accumulation of Phlegm & Mucus in the Metal Element (lung & large intestine).
  • Promotes Earth Element Function/Digestion (Stomach/Spleen/Pancreatic) by increasing digestive enzyme production.
  • Tonifies Spleen.
  • Reduces Toxic Heat and Fire from the skin (topical and internal administration).
  • Eliminates Dampness and Heat from the Large Intestine.

General Guidelines & Benefits

  • Balances skin conditions, digestive issues, and facilitates mental focus.
  • Supports the restoration of balanced internal pH.
  • Supports optimal immune function.
  • In certain circumstances, slightly and temporarily elevates basal temperature.

Quinton™ Isotonic*

General Guidelines & Benefits:

Recommended for children, elderly patients, people with a fragile immune system, and hypersensitive/ allergic patients. Isotonic is generally used to address nervous or anxious states. It supports the reduction of hypersensitivities to foods and other allergens.

Physiological Distinctions: For issues related to sympathetic dominance and fast oxidation.

Oriental Medical Distinctions: Yin, Cooling, Sedating, Balancing. Calms the Shen/Spirit. Reduces Heart Fire.

Ayurvedic Distinctions: Has a “moon” or calming quality.

Additional Distinctions for Use: Excellent for yoga, meditation, sleep, and recovery after exercise.


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For more information on building health and healing with nutrient-dense foods see Performance without Pain and our new e-book on healing acid reflux.

Best in health,

Kathryne Pirtle

Cree Indian Prophecy

Only after the last tree has been cut down,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught,
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.

Cree Indian Prophecy

Purchasing and eating traditional, nutrient-dense foods that superbly nourish the body and supporting farmers that grow them is the only way that we can return to the earth the gifts we have been given. Pasture based farming is the only environmentally sound approach to raising food that continues to provide nutrients to the soil that will insure healthy food for  generations to come. Your health is your wealth and the health of our people is the wealth of our nation.

The choice is yours.

For more information on building health and healing with nutrient-dense foods see Performance without Pain and our new e-book on healing acid reflux.

Best in health,

Kathryne Pirtle

Smooth, clear, firm skin and diet

Most people would agree that the skin beauty is a multi-billion dollar industry. However, most of the products we can purchase fail to discuss how much we can improve our skin through diet and how many issues with skin are signs of leaky gut, systemic inflammation and nutrient deficiencies.

One of the components of healthy, firm skin is collagen. One of the foods richest is collagen is old-fashioned bone broth from pastured animals or wild-caught fish. This historic traditional food was a mainstay of the diet for thousands of years.  High quality eggs, meats and dairy from pastured animals also help to maintain collagen. As we have not only removed traditional fats from the diet, but also other nutrient-dense foods, many people today have signs of early aging skin.

The skin is the largest detoxifying organ of the body, so many issues of the skin are caused by this important protective function. Often, when people eat a high carbohydrate diet or one that is high in processed foods,  they may develop a leaky gut. This is most often the result of intestinal damage from a candida overgrowth.  With a leaky gut, the body has more difficulty detoxifying itself through the intestinal tract as it is often inflamed.  A leaky gut can also cause the body to have allergic reactions to many foods and airborne molds and pollens. Under these conditions, the body frequently tries to rid itself of toxins through the skin and various types of epidermal eruptions may be prevalent. All the expensive creams in the world will not heal a leaky gut!

The best way to improve these types of skin problems is to look at the diet and the digestive system.  Working on a long-term time line with a nutrient-dense diet that corrects digestion and malnourishment, will often dramatically improve skin quality. If you look at the remarkable pictures that Dr. Weston A. Price took of immune populations, you will be taken by the undeniable beauty of their skin.

For more information on building health and healing with nutrient-dense foods see Performance without Pain and our new e-book on healing acid reflux.

Best in health,

Kathryne Pirtle