A Health Care Crisis and Some Solutions
In this blog post, I give a synopsis of the problem of Glyphosate (Roundup) and refer you to “More Commentary” for the article “Glyphosate – A Health-Care Crisis” to get more details and solutions.
If you knew your neighbor was being poisoned and you love your neighbor, you would tell them. That is where I am. I have recently learned of the horrible extent of poisoning by glyphosate, a poison in Roundup, that it tends to be cumulative in our bodies.
Dr. Stephanie Seneff shares the harmful effects of glyphosate. She is a senior research scientist at MIT. She is top in her field and testified in a Congressional hearing (14 June 2016), which I discuss in the referenced article. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Round-Up, which now permeates our society.
Most of us are eating this stuff every day and are ignorant, as I was, of its devastating effects.
Ten years ago she became greatly concerned with the exponential growth of autism. The research dollars were going into genetics, but she knew it had to be environmental. She looked at vaccines for about six years, because parents were saying their children got autism after a vaccination.
Four and a half years ago, Dr. Seneff listened to a talk by Prof Don Huber at Indianapolis, Indiana, on glyphosate. Following his lecture as he described its toxic effects, she knew she had found the answer. Basically, it upsets the gut microbes. When they are broken, we are broken, and when kids get this disruption, it is a downward spiral, and gets into the brain.
At that point, she dropped everything else and started studying glyphosate, and she has published several papers. It has a unique toxic effect as synthetic amino acid; 2/3 of the usage of GMO is in the US. The correlation of the usage of glyphosate with not only autism but many other debilitating diseases has put us in a health care crisis.
Main Toxic Effects of Glyphosate
· Kills beneficial gut bacteria and allows pathogens to overgrow
· Liver toxicity
· Interferes with function of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes
· Chelates (keeps them from being useful) important minerals (iron, cobalt, manganese, etc.), which are essential to health
· Interferes with synthesis of aromatic amino acids and methionine
– Leads to shortages in critical neurotransmitters and folate
– Disrupts sulfate synthesis and sulfate transport
While sulfate is essential to health, sulfite is very toxic, and glyphosate causes sulfite to linger; otherwise the body would get rid of it as a poison. Americans consume 25 % of the glyphosate while being only 5% of the world’s population.
The role of glyphosate is as a synthesized amino acid. Autism prevalence in 6 year olds is 99.72 % correlated with glyphosate. She can pick a disease and look at the protein affected with that disease, and glyphosate replacement is the problem. For example, she gets a very high correlation coefficient with celiac disease when they started using glyphosate on wheat.
Here are some of the diseases that correlate with this protein replacement problem with glyphosate: Alzheimer’s, obesity, diabetes, DNA damage causing cancer, kidney failure, dementia, heart disease and arrhythmia, Parkinson’s, ALS, Gout, glutton intolerance and Prion diseases. It can cause autoimmune diseases, because the proteins are not working properly.
There are only a few molecules that can metabolize glyphosate. These show up in fermented foods and apple cider vinegar. These are very beneficial foods for the gut along with pro-biotics.
Organic food is the answer. Glyphosate tends to be cumulative since it is taken up by the proteins, but can be gradually purged if we eat right. Glyphosate is quite pervasive. It is in drugs, cotton, tampons, vaccines, gel caps as well as almost all processed foods. She says, “If everyone were to buy organic, we would change the world.” Farmers will want to switch if they understand the damage they are incurring by using Roundup.
Warn you neighbor by sending them to this blog post.
David W. Allan
P.S. The detailed article “Glyphosate – A Heath-Care Crisis” is in PDF form for you to download. There are other free PDF articles on this page that may be of interest to you