E-Class 29 – No. 10 Nat Sulph Part 1– Fluid Excretion
This week we look at fluid excretions. Sodium sulphate helps with fluid excretion.
This is the third of the 3 remedies that are essential for the function of the fluid systems of the body.
This week we look at
- Nat Sulph excretes fluids
Your references for this week are The Clinical Science of Biochemic Medicine Part 4
- What Schuessler says p 70
- Sodium Sulphate p71 – 73
- Signs and Symptoms p75
- Indications p75
Where is Sodium Sulphate found in the body?
Sodium Sulphate is found primarily in the body’s fluids, which like Sodium Chloride, has a regulatory function.
Role of Sodium sulphate in the body
Sodium Sulphate absorbs water , extracting it from the cells; it is able to absorb double its own weight in water and enables excretion through kidneys, organs and skin.
When there is fluid congestion (oedema) the organism will try to neutralize it by storing toxins that cannot be excreted in a watery solution. Sodium Sulphate helps to dissolve and excrete these aggregates from fluids by supporting their removal through the intestine. Sodium Sulphate is considered the most important excretory mineral salt.
Shaking chills can occur because of a deficiency of Sodium Sulphate, which leads to the blood becoming too dilute, impairing distribution of nutrients to the body. When the water carriers of the body, Sodium Sulphate ions, become too low the body goes into “panic”. Blood vessels of the nervous and muscular systems constrict as a result of the heavy perspiration, causing shaking chills. Eventually the body will excrete so much water that for a while it calms down, but if Sodium Sulphate is not added to the system the “shaking chills” will return (after 36-48 hours) because the blood will still be too diluted.
Bedwetting and stimulation of sensory nerves of the bladder –
Sodium Sulphate stimulates the sensory nerves of the bladder giving a perception of the need to urinate so spontaneous urination doesn’t occur, as is the case in bedwetting. If there’s a deficiency of Sodium Sulphate the motor nerves of the bladder don’t get which leads to urinary retention. Sodium Sulphate affects the stimulation of the gall bladder, the bile-producing liver cells and the pancreas and helps to break down alcohol. Apart from being ingested, alcohol can also be produced in the body by fermentation, for example if a raw food is not chewed properly. Indications are tiredness after a meal, and a blue red colouring in the face, like the nose of an alcoholic, which signifies a need for Sodium Sulphate.
Secretions due to a deficiency of Sodium Sulphate have a green-yellow appearance and a bitter taste.
Symptoms intensify during moist weather because the lymphatic system becomes overburdened with the additional moisture in the air. Symptoms improve when the weather becomes drier or when the person moves to a dry, warm climate.
A leg ulcer is an opening from which toxins are excreted, which can’t be disposed of normally. Regular supplementation of Sodium Sulphate, up to 20 tablets three times per day, will assist and strengthen this excretion.
Sodium Sulphate is an excellent dehydration remedy, which CAN replace allopathic methods; this is a benefit as these methods have manifold harmful effects on natural mineral balances and organs of the body. Depending on how much water has built up, prescribe five or more tablets three to five times per day, dissolved under the tongue.
Tropical Illnesses and Malaria
With a deficiency of Sodium Sulphate there will be an increase of water in the blood, which is a suitable breeding place for malaria. Quinine is given as a cure for malaria but it doesn’t address the basic cause, which is an excess of water in the blood. To ensure there is no recurrence of the disease Sodium Sulphate should be prescribed and is the chief remedy in malarial fevers. If the malaria has continued for some time Potassium Phosphate will support the nervous system and Ferrum Phosphate will help with the fevers.
Sodium Sulphate should be prescribed during acute illness, fluid cold and chills. Preservatives, additives and food colourings should be reduced or eliminated from the diet. Other indicated minerals may be Calcium and Sodium Chloride , Ferrum Phosphate and Potassium.
Exercise 1 – Fluid Balance
Your body needs Sodium Phosphate to attract fluids to the cells, Sodium Chloride to distribute the fluids and Sodium Sulphate to excrete fluids from the cells.
Consider what happens to the fluid systems of the body if the body is deficient in one or more of the sodium minerals.
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No. 10 Nat Sulph
allopathic – pertaining to conventional medical treatment of disease symptoms that uses substances or techniques to oppose or suppress the symptoms
dehydration – an abnormal loss of water from the body, especially from illness or physical exertion
paroxysm – a severe attack or a sudden increase in intensity of a disease, usually recurring periodically