Thanks for reaching out to me with your question. It is a trend. It’s based on misinformation created by faulty science and a misunderstanding of how the digestive system actually works. Also, it’s radical and very dangerous. I can tell you from personal experience eating NO meat will kill you. I almost died of malnutrition when I was unable to digest animal protein, and so eliminated it from my diet for 17 years. My blood type is A (agrarian), so if anyone should be able to survive on a plant-based diet, it should be me. It would have killed a person with type O blood faster.
There are extreme fad diets like Paleo, Ketogenic, Vegetarian and Vegan. They can’t all be right. The body needs the correct balance of all four macronutrients to function properly (protein, carbohydrates, fats and water) based on your biochemistry. Take any of those out of balance or out of the equation completely, and the body dies slowly. If protein is getting into the blood, it’s because it's not completely digested and the gut is leaky; intestinal wall has big holes in it. Protein isn’t completely digested due to improper food combining, drinking with meals and/or insufficient hydrochloric acid production. Meat isn’t the problem, it is how it’s being consumed that’s causing problems. If the body is malfunctioning, there’s a reason for it. Their faulty logic makes the malfunction “normal” and their solution creates more malfunction. It won’t become obvious for almost 2 decades, but by then some irreversible damage may have been done. Guess what! Tissue building nutrients from animal protein are needed to heal a leaky gut wall. Not until I could digest animal protein, was I able to heal leaky gut!
The body needs amino acids (tissue building nutrients) from animal protein that is completely digested (amino acid chains split into individual amino acids in the presence of hydrochloric acid and a pH of 1.6). You can only be allergic to protein that isn't completely digested. It's not necessarily the food, but the digestive chemistry is incorrect. Correct the digestive chemistry, don't eliminate the food! The body requires a lot of tissue building nutrients to create a little bit of muscle. When you don't get amino acids from animal protein, your muscles dissolve. I've been there done that. I never want to be a size 2 again!
Some of my favorite people believe our bodies are made to consume fruits, berries, melons, and some nuts, seeds, veggies, legumes... dating back to Adam & Eve. That we didn’t start killing & eating animals until later in evolution and will argue that we are not made to eat meat, and that plants and fruits, Veggies, have everything our body needs. Can you touch on this?
Genesus 4:1 Adam and Eve bore Cain. 2 Abel was born. Abel kept sheep and Cain tilled the ground. The original blood type was O. They were hunter-gatherers. When humans began to settle the earth and live in community, they adopted a more agrarian lifestyle and blood type A emerged. I believe Cain and Abel represent this in scripture. Within the theological narratives of Gen. 1 - 11 are several brief comments that reflect the advancing civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt. There are conflicts between hunters and shepherds, and between shepherds and farmers.
During the Paleolithic period of the Stone Age, humans were hunter-gathers whose diet foods included both the animals and plants that were part of their natural environment. Fossil evidence from groups of hunter-gatherers suggests that they enjoyed animal organ meats like the liver, kidneys, and brains - meat-foods that are extremely rich sources of nutrition. Stone Age humans didn't consume much dairy food, nor did they eat high carbohydrate foods such beans and cereal grains (wheat, corn, rice…). However, they did consume the seed heads of grasses.
Latest studies into the composition of Paleolithic hunter-gatherer diets show they obtained about two-thirds of their energy intake from animal foods, including fish and shellfish and only one-third from plant foods. Carb intakes were lower as the main plant foods were fruits and vegetables rather than cereals. It was only after the agricultural revolution that wheat, rice, and other cereal grains became a regular feature of the early hunter gatherer diet. With the extinction of large mammals throughout the continents of Europe, Asia, and North America, and the depletion of easily hunted animals, hunter gatherers had to modify their diet and eating habits, especially in more densely occupied areas. This changing environment helped to create the agricultural revolution and the cultivation of plant-based foods. This is when the blood type A adaptation occurred. After this switch in human behavior, carbohydrates would become a regular feature of the early human diet.
We are nearly genetically identical to the hunter-gatherers of the Stone Age, with the exception of the blood type adaptation for more agrarian diets. During the last 15,000 years there has not been enough time for natural selection to make genetic changes to our relatively new commercial farm-based diet except for further adaptation into blood types B and then AB. The hunter-gather genetic make-up of today's O blood type is still designed for the consumption of wild plants, animals and seafood, as well as ancient grains. However, all blood types are not at all genetically suited for modern processed foods, such as refined sugar, food additives and refined fats.
You may also notice that the animals at the top of the food chain are those that consume animal protein. It is the consumption of protein that allowed us to have large brains and subdue the earth.
Research has proven that every symptom and disease has its own pattern of nutritional inadequacies and every disease is improved by diet. It should be the physician’s responsibility to be knowledgeable concerning the symptoms that correspond with each nutritional deficiency and capable of performing various examinations, blood tests, and procedures to confirm precisely which nutritional deficiencies need to be addressed, without guesswork. The truth is, guesswork is commonly applied in today’s medical practices because physicians possess little knowledge about nutritional diagnosis and even less about nutritional prescription. The majority of physicians simply do not believe that poor or inadequate nutrition initiates disease and they minimize the crucial role of diet in reversing nutritional deficiencies. Doctors advise their patients to eat margarine instead of real butter, imitation ice cream instead of real ice cream, synthetic cheese instead of real cheese, skim-milk instead of whole milk, soy instead of real meat, and fake eggs instead of real eggs. This is nonsense parlayed by so-called health authorities. Processing removes foods nutritional value and makes it less digestible. This is why the patient’s condition remains undiagnosed and/or misdiagnosed, and their health continues to deteriorate. When doctors do make the connection, they recommend synthetic supplements or refer patients to a dietician (who is equally clueless), in addition to their pharmaceuticals, which actually make deficiency worse.
Aspirin, for example, is touted as valuable for managing a wide range of diseases, including stroke, heart disease, hardening of the arteries, headaches and even cancer. The truth is aspirin causes a greater amount of disease than it cures, and is responsible for its own unique and potentially fatal disease; Reye’s Syndrome. Aspirin is toxic, it destroys nutrients, and creates deficiencies that cause heart disease and diseases involving arteries, and can cause death. My husband has been taking heart medication and aspirin since his first heart attack at age 21. He was also taking Dilantin for epilepsy when we met 30 years ago. Those drugs destroy nutrients needed for the proper functioning of his body to process fats and sugars. Now in his 50’s, he’s taking additional medications for high triglycerides, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Those added medications are creating even greater deficiency and I fear for his health in the future. I know it will continue to deteriorate as a result of malnutrition, even though I am feeding him organic foods and giving him whole food supplements. The drugs are erasing my efforts, and investment in time and money. I have to allow each person to have their journey, and though I wish he and my clients could make changes quickly, I understand there is a learning curve. I told him the same thing I tell my clients, "I am here to support you during this process and will guide you toward your goal as long as you continue to do the work necessary to accomplish it."
The nutritional status of each of us changes rapidly. Each year it changes significantly, every month, week, day and hour. Every meal and emotion changes your nutritional status in favor of health or disease.
In determining nutritional status it is important to realize that each person’s circumstances are different and that there are numerous variables to consider, like genetics, where they live, weather conditions, economic status, social habits, thought patterns, self care, medications, exercise, mental stress, what they eat, how they eat, when they eat, food preparation, the consumption of or exposure to toxins, blood type, stress level, amount and type of exercise, sex, and age. As we age, the pancreas makes less digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid production decreases, so supplementation may be necessary.
Whole unprocessed foods provide nutrients, while refining and processing foods destroys them. Laboratory made, synthetic, imitation food and supplements is always grossly inferior to real food. A number of unknown cofactors work synergistically with the known vitamins. Synthetic food additives are added to fake foods, which are devoid of nutrients and destroy nutrients or impair their absorption. The same is true of vitamin and mineral supplements.
Once vitamins were identified and isolated, the chemical formulas of the individual vitamins were synthesized. The purified and/or synthetic compounds are considerably less effective than the original crude extracts made from whole foods, but it goes deeper than that. The body will do what ever it takes to survive, so the body will “borrow” from its reserves the nutrients needed to make use of the substances you put in it. The body’s intention is to put back into storage the nutrients it “borrows,” but that never happens because the “foods” you eat are devoid of nutrients. When the reserves are gone, like those stored in bones, the body succumbs to extreme deficiency and disease ensues. Usually, it takes several months or perhaps years for a deficiency of a nutrient to surface as symptoms or ailments. The exception is vitamin B5, which deficiency may occur within days.
The United States is the most disease-stricken society on earth due to their Standard American Diet and fast-paced stressful lifestyle. Both of which deplete the body of nutrients. Millions suffer from vague complaints for which no diagnosis can be determined, wavering between generalized ill health and unmistakable disease. Americans are taking billions of doses of drugs every year because they are sick and in pain. Physicians lack the skills necessary to diagnose illness caused by nutritional deficiencies and recommend nutritional solutions.
Since nutrient deficiency is the cause, it makes sense that nutrients are the cure. The nutrients in organic, whole foods with their cofactors and synergy in tact is what fuels and heals the body. Symptoms are not the problem. Symptom is the language of the body communicating to us there is a problem and it’s pointing to the problem. Symptoms tell a story. I help my clients listen to their body wisdom, intuit with it and practice embodiment (get out of their head and into their body) to be detectives.
Supplementation is no substitute for optimum nutrition.
NOTE: I cannot advise you about taking a doctor prescribed medication. You must decide for yourself if it make sense to continue consuming things that cause or contribute to deficiency, and sabotage all efforts to restore your health. It doesn't matter how nice a person he/she is, or if they are highly respected in their field. If your current doctor isn't willing to have a conversation with you about how he/she can help you restore your health without drugs, I'd find a doctor who will.
Vitamin A serves innumerable functions within human tissues. To optimally utilize dietary vitamin A it is necessary to have an optimally functioning liver. Vitamin A is essential for the maintenance of optimal immunity. Immune cells, the thymus, adrenal glands, thyroid and spleen degenerate in the event of vitamin A deficiency. Some very serious ailments are associated with prolonged vitamin A deficiency, including immune deficiency, growth retardation, osteoporosis, heart disease, atherosclerosis, emphysema, kidney disease, diabetes, numerous eye diseases, prostate disorders and arthritis. Eye diseases include, corneal ulcers, conjunctivitis, night blindness, myopia, ulcerations, macular degeneration, and night blindness.
Dietary vitamin A comes from both plant and animal sources. While plants contain beta carotene, animals eat plants, and the absorbed beta carotene is split apart by enzymes within the animals intestines to form vitamin A. The form of vitamin A called beta-carotene, in addition to other mixed carotenoids, are precursor forms, meaning the body can make vitamin A from beta-carotene. Carotenoids are plant pigments found in orange and yellow fruits and vegetables, and dark leafy greens. Unlike animal derived vitamin A, beta-carotene is water-soluble and does not accumulate in the body. Carotenoid-containing fruits and vegetables have great antioxidant value.
In addition to beta-carotene, you need lycopene, the red pigment found in tomatoes, beets and watermelon to protect against cell mutations (cancer). Other important carotenoids include alpha-carotene, found in yellow-orange and dark green vegetables and astaxanthin, a cancer-protective carotenoid found naturally in orange and red fruits and vegetables as well as dark leafy greens, wild salmon, trout, red sea bream and shrimp. Two other carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, found in leafy green vegetables can protect against cataracts and macular degeneration. I suggest consuming mixed carotenoids in biocompatible fruits and vegetables; sweet potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, kale, peas, cantaloupe, dark cherries, pumpkin, red bell peppers, tomatoes, mustard greens, apricots, paprika, red pepper, winter squash, spinach, papaya, mangos, basil, peaches, and lettuce are high in vitamin A. It is useful insurance against failing to supply your body with all the antioxidant protection it needs. If you must take a product instead of getting vitamin A from plants, read labels carefully to make sure the product you’re using includes lycopene and lutein, and does not contain pre-formed vitamin A. Although vitamin A is an essential nutrient, an excessive, or chronic intake of these forms of vitamin A can be toxic, leading to hair loss, confusion, liver damage, and bone loss. Never take more than 15,000 IU of vitamin A daily and no longer than 2 months. Never take large doses of vitamin A for a prolonged period of time as it is one of the few nutrients that can cause cumulative toxicity. Always consume both animal source of vitamin A and beta carotene, plus natural vitamin E in sunflower seeds or supplement made with sunflower oil, not soy or safflower.
It is important to eliminate refined sugar, alcohol, refined vegetable oils, and margarine. Refined (hydrogenated and heated) oils destroy vitamin A both in the body and within the foods in which they are contained. Extra virgin olive oil is acceptable when used sparingly. Foods should be cooked as gently and minimally as possible to avoid destruction of vitamin A molecules. Never use a microwave.
B1 Thiamine deficiency causes a condition called polyneuritis. Thiamin is required for the normal functioning of the nerves and deficiency causes inflammation of the nerve sheaths throughout the body. Known as the morale vitamin, signs of deficiency are mood changes, depression, irritability, quarrelsome, inability to concentrate, confusion, uncertainty of memory, uncooperative, fearful of some misfortune awaiting them, feeling like life is no longer worth living and suicidal thoughts. Food sources of Thiamine include, whole grains (germ and bran), fresh organ meats and eggs. Cooking destroys Thiamin. To prevent thiamin loss while cooking add acidic substances, such as lemon juice, tomato sauce or vinegar to the cooking medium. Acids stabilize the thiamin molecule preventing heat-induce destruction. Fluorescent light negatively affects it and it is lost during storage. Thiamine is inactivated by chlorinated water (cooking in, drinking, bathing, or swimming in) causing deficiency. Thiamine is absorbed in the upper part of the small intestine; the duodenum. Duodenal ulcers, pancreatitis and giardiasis (a parasite) greatly hinder thiamine absorption and lead to deficiency. Black tea, coffee, refined sugar contain compounds which block thiamine absorption. Raw seafoods like sushi, herring, oysters and lox contain thiamine antagonist enzymes called thiaminase, which split thiamine in half. Alcohol destroys thiamine and regular consumption of alcohol (wine, beer, etc) can cause such severe deficiency that is so extreme as to result in irreparable nerve and brain damage. The function of all brain cells is thiamine dependent. Any form of liver disease or dysfunction (hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, Gilbert’s disease) are vulnerable to develop severe thiamine deficiency. Thiamine hydrochloride is poorly absorbed. Fat soluble thiamine is a highly absorbable, superior type.
B2 Riboflavin The most critical function of riboflavin related to oxygen metabolism. Riboflavin accelerates the capacity of the lungs to remove oxygen from the air, aids in the transfer of oxygen into the cells and is critical for the utilization of oxygen at the cellular level. This is especially important to help protect the body from the ill effects of air pollution. Riboflavin is a tightly controlled nutrient that is firmly found within the cells. However, even a modest reduction in tissue stores results in cellular dysfunction. Extreme deficiency falls in the critical level. The system responsible for the production of cellular energy fails to function properly. Prolonged extreme deficiency may result in permanent damage to skin, nerves, and/or internal organs. Diseases such as cataracts, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, eczema, alopecia, and premature aging are likely to occur. One prominent symptom is reduction in the size of the upper lip. Deficiency is caused by poor nutrition, high sugar consumption, severe infections, surgery, birth control pills, malabsorption, lack of stomach acid, antibiotic use, diuretics, and mental stress. The need for increased supplementation is necessary as a result of malabsorption, high protein intake, faulty lipid metabolism, acute injuries, pregnancy and lactation.
Riboflavin is rarely in the food supply because it is one of the most unstable of all vitamins. The content in foods depends upon many factors including, exposure to fluorescent light, storage in plastic or glass containers, heating and processing. 90% of riboflavin is lost in commercially produced foods, including “fresh” produce. Farm fresh, unheated and unprocessed organic organ meats, organic lean muscle meats, eggs, almonds, organic whole milk, and organic whole milk cheeses offer the highest amounts. Riboflavin is more readily absorbed from meat than from dark leafy green vegetable sources. If you can’t eat beef, calf or lamb liver, get turkey or chicken livers. Cook meats in a crock-pot at low heat until done.
B3 Niacin is essential for fat metabolism, transport and digestions. It helps mobilize fat from adipose tissue, so it can be burned as energy. It prevents the build up of cholesterol within the liver and arteries, thus acts as a natural cholesterol lowering agent. Niacin is also involved in the synthesis of the protective fatty covering of nerves, the myelin sheath. Mild deficiency produces fatigue as a common symptom, in addition to mental disturbances such as depression and memory loss. Severe deficiency is associated with high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, dementia, hypertension, arteriosclerosis and arthritis. Diseases caused by niacin deficiency is exclusively caused by poor diet, the consequence of high sugar intake, refined grains, too much corn and/or consuming alcohol, which all destroy niacin. Pellagra is proof that man cannot live on bread alone. Without niacin, the body’s fuels (sugars, starches and fats) cannot be utilized by the cells and burned as fuel. The result is the accumulation of sugars and/or fats within the blood stream. This is the reason that niacin has been utilized as a heart drug. Pharmaceutical doses help reduce abnormally high blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. To correct this level of niacin deficiency supplement with niacin-rich foods, avoid refined sugars, white flour, refined corn products, white rice and alcohol.Niacin is absorbed throughout most of the small intestine. However, mental stress, alcohol and/or drug abuse, prescription drugs, social drinking, and eating processed foods all cause the depletion of this vitamin. Minimal niacin is stored in the body, so deficiency can readily occur if tissue levels are not continually replenished. Natural forms are nicotine acid and niacin amide.
Food sources rich in niacin include fresh organic muscle meats, fresh tuna, trout, salmon, halibut, liver, poultry, whole grain brown rice, eggs and cheeses. Vegetables have relatively low amounts of niacin. When niacin stores are depleted, tryptophan is readily converted into it, thus a diet rich in tryptophan (red meats, poultry, fish, rabbit, cheese, eggs, sesame seeds) may help. Small amounts of niacin are synthesized in the intestines by normal gut flora, provided you have sufficient amounts.
Diets rich in corn deplete niacin.
B5 Pantothenic Acid is the anti-stress vitamin. It is required for the synthesis of adrenal hormones, and they are responsible for the human body’s ability to cope with the normal stresses of life and the abnormal ones too. The adrenal glads produce dozens of hormones, each of which is an essential component of the stress-coping mechanism. These hormones are also involved in the maintenance of normal body functions, such as salt and water retention, blood sugar regulation, anti-inflammatory activity, calcium and magnesium metabolism, libido, and immune activation. Stress rapidly depletes tissue stores of pantothenic acid, so it is important for you to work with me on techniques to eliminate unnecessary stress (usually self created) and move through unavoidable stress to stop losing the pantothenic acid you consume. Americans have made extreme and prolonged psychological stress a way of life, but it’s not serving us. Adrenal hormones are used up by stress. People who experience prolonged stress (grieving, chronic health problems, marital discord) are usually severely deficient in both pantothenic acid and adrenal hormones. Stress combined with B5 deficiency can result in cell death within the adrenal glands, causing damage, but only if pantothenic acid deficiency exists. Damaged adrenals can’t produce adrenal hormones and fatigue is the first sign. Regular supplementation of B5 can help reverse stress-induced adrenal damage and function returns. Deficiency can cause symptoms rather rapidly, resulting in gradual weakness and/or fatigue. Severe deficiency of adrenal hormones may lead to a potentially fatal disease, known as Addison’s disease. Signs of extreme deficiency are debilitating fatigue, weakness, mental derangement, and chronic pain. Prolonged deficiency may result in the onset of degenerative disease, including arthritis, asthma, immunodeficiency, lupus, heart rhythm disturbances, hypoglycemia, and diabetes. Pantothenic acid is found in large amounts in a few foods.
Top sources include raw egg yolks, royal jelly, bee pollen, natural fats, organic liver, and fresh muscle meats. Fruits, pastas, vegetables and most beans are devoid of pantothenic acid, so vegetarians frequently develop B5 deficiency. To correct deficiency, eliminate caffeine, alcohol, refined sugars and processed grain products.
B6 Pyridoxine controls a broad spectrum of physiological processes, including enzymes synthesis, fat and carbohydrate metabolism, protein digestion and metabolism, hormone production, and neurotransmitter synthesis. B6 is required for the formation of a variety of highly specialized nervous system proteins called neurotransmitters; adrenaline, noradrenaline, serotonin, GABA, and tryptophan. B6 is a natural anti-depressant used in the treatment of chronic mental disturbances; retardation, anxiety, schizophrenia, mania, sleep disorders, and autism. Without B6, fatty aid metabolism comes to a screeching halt. The complete deficiency of essential fatty acids in association with severe B6 deficiency, can rapidly lead to life threatening diseases. B6 is responsible for the production of thousands of proteins in the human body. B6 is required for the synthesis of genetic material — DNA and RNA — and is an essential nutrient for the production of all cells. Of all B vitamins, B6 is the most critical for maintaining healthy function of the immune system. Vitamin B6 is needed for the production of antibodies as part of the immune response system. B6 is required for the synthesis of hemoglobin (a red protein responsible for transporting oxygen in the blood). Both antibodies and hemoglobin are proteins. B6 is an often overlooked aid in the treatment of illnesses, like carpal tunnel syndrome, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, anxiety and insomnia. The heart muscle itself can become damaged in the event of B6 deficiency. B6 deficiency and joint disease are connected, and supplementation quickly remedies joint pain and swelling from arthritis. Fluid retention is due largely to B6 deficiency. Protein digestion and absorption is dependent on adequate supplies of B6. B6 is valuable in the treatment of epilepsy that occurs in infants and young children. B6 deficiency has been associated with peripheral nerve disorders such as diabetic neuropathy, sciatica paraesthesia, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Mild deficiency is often overlooked because the first symptom is lack of dream recall or no dreams at all. Mental disturbances such as short-term memory loss and/or depression may get your attention. Moderate deficiency symptoms develop into depression, anxiety, epilepsy, kidney stones, melanoma, diabetes, PMS, carpal tunnel syndrome, eczema and heart disease. Extreme deficiency results in impaired protein synthesis/digestion may contribute to the onset of asthma, migraine headaches, hives, and other allergy-induced diseases. Musculoskeletal conditions, such as fibromyalgia, back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel and arthritis are associated with chronic, long-term B6 deficiency. B6 is involved with kidney function, abnormalities involving this system such as kidney stones, kidney infections, premenstrual edema, peripheral edema, and congestive heart failure. The brain and nervous system require B6 for the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin, acetylcholine, and norepinephrine. When tissue levels of B6 drop to critical levels, depression, anxiety, psychosis, mania, insomnia and convulsions (epilepsy) may result. Poor diet initiates the abnormality by inducing B6 deficiency. However, taking B6 alone may not solve the problem. The metabolism of B6 is controlled by thyroid hormone, so defective thyroid function can waste B6 supplementation. Only a small amount of B6 is stored in the body, and it is rapidly depleted by stress.
Food rich in B6 include poultry, fish, rice bran, brown rice, wheat bran, tuna, salmon, liver, white meat fowl, nuts, halibut, read meat, bananas, sunflower seeds and organ meets. The safest form of B6 is coenzyme type, that is pyridoxal-5-phosphate (PSP).
B6 is destroyed by aspirin, high blood pressure medicine, cortisone, laxatives, birth control pills, Dilantin, and antibiotics. Fluorescent light inactivates B6, so much of the food in the supermarket is depleted of this vitamin by the time it is consumed. Pyridoxine is water soluble, so much is lost when vegetables are boiled.
B12 is required for the synthesis of the internal and external components, and function of all nerve fibers, particularly the peripheral nerves, including the fatty coating which surrounds the nerves; myelin sheath. Thus, symptoms relative to the function of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles often dominate the clinical picture of B12 deficiency. It was discovered that liver contains large amounts of B12, but it also stores a unique substance called intrinsic factor, which is an essential aid to B12 absorption. Since 1955 most complexes of all vitamins are synthesized, which contains none of this essential absorptive aid. B12 naturally contains cobalt. Cobalt deficiency in the soil shows up as B12 deficiency within animals. B12 testing is difficult to procure even by blood testing. However, blood tests are advisable with moderate to severe deficiency and should include hemoglobin, red blood cell count, MCH, MCV, MCHC, and a serum B12 level. It is only useful for individuals who take no B12 supplements. Severe deficiency — if left untreated, prolonged B12 deficiency may result in permanent damage of the peripheral nerves. In extreme cases where the absorption of B12 from foods is compromised, injections may be necessary. Extreme deficiency produces symptoms of permanent damage to the peripheral as well as spinal nerves. Intramuscular B12 shots on a daily or weekly basis are required to rapidly correct this potentially serious condition. Additional sublingual B12 (1,000 mcg daily) forms are absorbed directly from the tissues in the mouth into the bloodstream. Oral forms are typically poorly absorbed by individuals with chronic B12 deficiency. Folic acid enhances the utilization of B12. This is where I was in terms of vitamin B deficiency. All B vitamins were severely deficient, but this was extreme to 17 years of not being able to digest animal protein. I have learned first hand where a vegetarian diet will lead. The myelin sheath covering my nerves was deteriorating and every nerve in my body screamed in pain night and day. The weight of my clothes on my body was excruciating. If I'd sought a clinical diagnosis, I'm sure a doctor would have said I had MS and/or Fibromyalgia. I received B12 injections, sublingual and oral supplementation to begin the process of restoring B12 levels and repair my body, but it wasn't until my leaky gut healed and I was able to digest animal protein again that my nutritional status changed and health was truly restored. The healing process took over a decade. Thankfully, by some miracle, I have only minimal permanent nerve damage and my brain health was not permanently affected.
Dietary B12 is found exclusively in foods of animal origin, including organ meat, lean red muscular meats, poultry, fish, eggs and milk products. Plant sources, like seaweed and freshwater algae (the only plant sources) are far less efficient than animal sources. Meats should be derived from organically raised animals free of hormones, pesticides, and other toxic substances. Avoid pork.
Cook meat on lowest temperature and no more than medium or medium rare, otherwise you will inactivate the most biologically active component; intrinsic factor. Alcohol destroys B12 as well as its absorption. Eliminate refined sugar from the diet.
Type A’s are more susceptible to pernicious anemia because they have difficulty absorbing B12 from foods. Type AB’s have a tendency toward pernicious anemia, although not as great as type A’s. The reason for this deficiency is that the body’s use of B12 requires high levels of stomach acid and the presence of intrinsic factor, a chemical produced by the lining of the stomach that is responsible for B12 assimilation. Type A’s and AB’s have lower levels of intrinsic factor than other blood types, and they don’t produce as much stomach acid. For this reason, Type A’s and AB’s who suffer from pernicious anemia respond best when given vitamin B12 injections. This eliminates the digestive process to assimilate this vital nutrient, making it available to the body in a more highly concentrated form. I had to have IV B12 for several months, then sublingual and now I take a food source of B12 (Royal Jelly). I take my vitamin B supplement with minerals when I consume my animal protein meal and take hydrochloric acid. It makes sense to consume supplements with foods highest in those nutrients, because the cofactors present in the food to utilize those nutrients are present, creating a higher probability for synergy. Type O and B tend not to suffer from anemia because they have high acid content in their stomachs and sufficient levels of intrinsic factor. But if they do, it’s very likely because they are not making enough hydrochloric acid. This is especially true if they have acid reflux, GERD, heartburn or other similar digestive complaints.
Folic Acid is involved either directly or indirectly in virtually every chemical reaction occurring within the body because it controls the very basis of human existence; cellular growth and regeneration. There is no life without folic acid. Considering that 90% of teenagers are consuming less than the RDA of folic acid in their diets and the fact that many teenagers maintain habits that cause the destruction of folic acid, and it is easy to comprehend why this deficiency is so widespread in adults. Folic acid can be utilized for arthritis, cancer (particularly pre-cancerous lesions of the oral mucosa, lungs, intestines and uterine cervix), alcoholism, anemia, anxiety, depression, pyorrhea, PMS, gout, IBS, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, heart disease, macular degeneration, cataracts, and atherosclerosis. The ability of folic acid to reverse arterial disease in the elderly is worth mentioning. 90% of subjects exhibited improved circulation, plus there was an unexpected improvement in vision attributed to the localized increase of circulation within the blood vessels of the eyes; tiny capillaries that feed the retina.
Top sources of folic acid include organ meats, yeast, chicken, rice bran, dark green leafy vegetables, lean beef, veal, eggs, and whole grains. Organically grown foods contain a greater concentration of foliates than those grown by commercial farming methods. Consume the juices of the meat which is where the folic acid is found.
Tissue levels of folic acid may be dangerously low and made more deficient by agents that deplete and/or destroy folic acid; alcohol (as little as one glass of wine per day), cigarette smoke, chewing tobacco, stress, antibiotics, aspirin, marijuana and drugs. Pesticides and herbicides destroy folic acid, as do fumigants used to spray fresh produce. Folic acid is highly sensitive to light and fluorescent light may lead to a dramatic reduction of folate levels. Cooking destroys this vitamin and 95% can be lost during preparation. Avoid alcohol, refined sugars, white rice, caffeine, and white flour.
Biotin, also known as vitamin H, is a part of the B complex group of vitamins. Biotin is a critical component of several human enzymes systems that control such essential functions as protein synthesis, fatty acid synthesis/metabolism, white blood cell activity, and sugar metabolism. Biotin deficiency creates defects in three major areas; the dermatological (hair and skin), neuromuscular (nerves and muscles), and immunological systems. Biotin is effective for hair loss, since hair consists largely of protein and essential fatty acids. Biotin deficiency is also associated with elevated levels of LDL cholesterol, inflammation, paralysis, heart problems including heart palpitations, and general depression. Biotin is heavily involved in carbohydrate metabolism, so it is effective in lowering excessively high blood sugar counts, as seen in diabetics. In some diabetics, biotin was so effective in normalizing blood sugar levels that the need for insulin was eliminated.
This nutrient is in eggs, but raw egg whites contain a substance which destroys the naturally occurring bacteria in egg yolks, as well as that stored in the tissues. Don’t eat raw eggs. However, high heat destroys B vitamins. So, I cook only the whites at a very low temperature to get the maximum nutrition from organic eggs. Other sources include organ meats, legumes, and nuts. Vegetables, fruits, and grains contain little to no biotin. Biotin is synthesized by bowel bacteria.
Biotin negatively affects Candida, and biotin production by beneficial bacteria is just one part of how they were designed to prevent yeast in its intended form from mutating into its pathogenic or fungal form by growing hyphae, which are the long, branching filamentous structures or mycelia of a fungus which allows it to dig into the intestines. Antibiotics, which destroy bowel bacteria, may induce a biotin deficiency state.
A high percentage of Candida sufferers exhibit a minor to severe deficiency of biotin. The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Iowa, conducted one research study in which participants who were lacking in biotin contracted a scaly redness in the skin caused by dilatation and congestion of the capillaries. The samples of these skin lesions began to grow the Candida albicans fungus. In another study at the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Tokyo, when regular yeast were subjected to a biotin deficiency, the yeast turned pathogenic therefore changing into its fungal stage. Biotin is responsible for metabolizing carbohydrates, so it makes sense that since Candida lives on carbohydrates, it would interfere with you metabolizing them so it can. This explains why weakened immunity and a feeling of low energy that is associated with biotin deficiency is also a symptom of Candida yeast overgrowth.
Biotin negatively affects Candida, and biotin production by beneficial bacteria is just one part of how they were designed to prevent yeast in its intended form from mutating into its pathogenic or invasive fungal form by growing hyphae, which are the long, branching filamentous structures or mycelia of a fungus which allows it to dig into the intestines. Antibiotics, which destroy bowel bacteria, may induce a biotin deficiency state.
If you heal your leaky gut and reestablish the beneficial bacteria in your intestines, and these bacteria will produce a sufficient amount and proper ratio of the B vitamins as long as you feed the beneficial bacterial the correct foods. However, your body can’t wait for all of that to happen, so special attention needs to be on consuming biotin rich foods a supplement of biotin is recommended.
There has been some confusion about the relationship biotin has with candida for years. Some research studies say it promotes the growth of fungal candida, while others say it inhibits it. The thing is both are correct. What makes the difference is the form Candida is in.
Biotin is required by a variety of yeasts, fungi and bacteria for cell growth and fatty acid metabolism. Candida is able to use many nutrients to grow and spread throughout the body, but you can’t starve candida. Depriving Candida of anything it needs to live triggers Candida to mutate from its normal beneficial yeast form to its pathogenic filamentus fungal form.
Beneficial bacteria make several substances, including biotin, for controlling Candida yeast, as without biotin, candida converts to its fungal form and spreads. However, once Candida mutates into an invasive fungal form, it uses biotin as fuel for its. Obviously, there are other factors involved in the growth and spread of candida, and trying to put that all down to the presence or absence of biotin doesn’t stand up to the science.
In my experience, I have yet to see any impact of supplementing biotin or not, in terms of restoring fungal Candida to its proper form, function and station in the GI tract. What matters most is restoring immunity. The body will take care of Candida when it receives what it needs to heal. Biotin deficiency is more common than most people think, but if biotin is needed by the body, then supplementing with it makes sense.
As with all B vitamins, obviously the best way to obtain biotin is to have the intestinal bacteria to produce enough biotin to meet the body’s needs, but that can’t happen until intestinal wall integrity and beneficial bacteria populations are restored. However, if a person has contracted a systemic Candida infection, they are more likely to have a lack of beneficial flora in the intestines; therefore it’s much less likely that enough of any of the B vitamins are being produced to meet the normal needs.
Taking a B complex supplement is not a good idea because they are synthetic and the formula is an extremely abnormal balance of the various B vitamins in these supplements. For the “Recommended Daily Allowance” percentage, each B vitamin should contain 100%; so the label should read 100% RDA for all eight B vitamins. If one particular B vitamin contains 1500% of the RDA and another one contains only 50%, then you can see how quickly one could become deficient in the B vitamin containing the lesser amount. In other words, this imbalance of the RDA’s could cause an imbalance of the normal ratio of B vitamins in the human body therefore creating deficiencies of certain vitamins. I never take just one B vitamin. They need to be in proportion the way nature designed. There are cofactors required for the body to utilize them. They need to be taken with animal protein because hydrochloride in the stomach makes them bioavailable.
Vitamin C Unfortunately, it isn’t easy to get the required vitamin C by eating nutritional whole food sources. Commercial orange juice is thought to be an excellent source of vitamin C, but it contains little or no naturally occurring vitamin C. Vitamin C is destroyed by cooking, pasteurization, storage and the addition of synthetic chemicals. Less than 5% of the daily caloric intake for Americans comes from fresh uncooked foods. Unless citrus is tree ripened and eaten directly from the tree, it has no vitamin C. Most commercially grown grapefruits, oranges and tangerines are picked green and ripened in large warehouses using a ripening agent called bromine gas, which is noxious. In contrast, sunlight is a nontoxic ripening agent that activates the synthesis of vitamin C within the fruit. Gas ripening is widely practiced by commercial producers of produce. Only locally grown and/or organic produce can be trusted.
Americans are exposed to a wide range of anti-vitamin C agents that inactivate or destroy this nutrient by a process known as oxidation. Oxidative agents include, coffee, sulfites, nitrates, cortisone, antibiotics, aspirin, pain killers, Indocin, Motrin, Voltaire, or Clinoril, radiation treatments, antihistamines, smoke from burning wood, carbon monoxide, chemotherapeutic agents, glue vapors, x-rays, refined sugar, radioactive dyes, cleansers and degreasers, black tea, MSG, food dyes (synthetic), birth control pills, cigarette, pipe, cigar smoke and chewing tobacco, pesticides, smoked foods, natural gas, inorganic iron, exhaust fumes, paint vapors, and microwaves.
We live in a toxic world, and toxins from the air, water and food all destroy vitamin C. This is particularly true for those who consume deep fried foods and sugary snack foods. Mild deficiency symptoms are often vague. With moderate deficiency, collagen production is adversely affected, leading to skin aging and cellulite production. Extreme deficiency will cause damage to critical organs unless your deficiency is corrected quickly. Frequent dosage is necessary to maintain high blood levels. Prolonged vitamin C deficiency may result in degenerative changes within a number of tissues, including joints, spine, spleen, thymus, lymph glands, liver, adrenals, ovaries, heart, arteries, veins, testes, and thyroid gland. Vitamin C deficiency may occur within white blood cells, which leads to a significant reduction in their microbial killing power. A lack of vitamin C also causes a reduction in interferon syntheses, and this chemical is the body’s most crucial anti-vital compound. While scurvy is uncommon today, low-level vitamin C deficiency affects millions of Americans. You are at higher risk for deficiency if you:
▪ take anticoagulants, cortisone, are/were a drug addict
▪ live in a nursing home
▪ work in a tanning salon
▪ work as a gas station attendant
▪ work as a beautician
▪ work in or near a chemical or nuclear plant
▪ work with nuclear waste disposal
▪ work as a miner
▪ truck drivers and heavy equipment operators
▪ oil and gas refinery employees
▪ work in a synthetic fiber and/or carpet plant
▪ work as a farmer using toxic chemicals
▪ work as a dry cleaner
▪ are a pressman
▪ work in a water/sewage treatment plant
▪ work as a roofer or road/asphalt/tar crew
▪ work in a plastic factory
▪ install ceramic tile or carpet
▪ work as an airline mechanic, airport ground crew or pilot due to jet fuel fumes
▪ rubber/tire manufacturing plant employees
▪ better plant employees
▪ furniture refinisher
The dietary habits, as well as the environments Americans live in, expose them to a number of substances which destroy vitamin C, but high stress causes vitamin C to become rapidly consumed within the body and also is excreted through the urine. Without vitamin C the body can’t produce enough adrenaline, adrenal steroids, neurotransmitters, and similar substances which maintain normal cellular functions. Fatigue forces you to consume “uppers”; sugar, coffee, tea, cigarette, alcohol, and even drugs in an attempt to achieve a quick remedy for tiredness caused by vitamin C deficiency. The morning begins with a cup fo coffee and a sweet roll - a zero vitamin C breakfast that depletes vitamin C. Thus, you start your day with a negative C balance — a nutritionally disastrous circumstance. To make matters worse, you take several smoke breaks throughout the day or are exposed to second hand cigarette smoke. A migraine develops so you take aspirin, followed by more coffee and sugar. What little vitamin C may have been in the tissues is thoroughly decimated by noon. Lunch is filled with nitrate treated meat and deep fried food which oxidizes vitamin C. Sinus congestion from the onset of a cold is remedied by antihistamines, which destroys vitamin C. This scenario continues into the next day, week, month, year. No-one should be surprised if this person suddenly dies of a heart attack, suffers a stroke or some other severe disease, or develops cancer at a young age. Just as vitamin C is destroyed by these dangerous habits, other crucial anti-stress and anti-cancer nutrients are depleted; vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin E, B vitamins, selenium, magnesium and calcium.
A typical American menu: Commercial cereal sweetened with sugar, skim milk and orange juice for breakfast. Perhaps eggs and bacon (nitrates). Lunch is a luncheon meat sub or burger with fries. Snack is a soda and potato chips. Dinner is a well done steak, mashed potatoes, bread with margarine, salad (iceberg lettuce, tomato, dressing), dessert and coffee with sugar or artificial sweetener. Total vitamin C content is maybe 27 mg, if that. The coffee steals 5 mg, sugar takes 20 mg, food additives steal 10 mg, inorganic iron in flour products robs 20 mg and exhaust fumes from driving to and from work steals 20 mg. = -48 mg. You get the idea.
Avoid all substances and exposures that destroy vitamin C. Avoid refined sugar, coffee, alcohol, stop smoking or avoid exposure to tobacco smoke. If you are trying to quit smoking, take higher doses of vitamin C than recommended throughout the day. Instead of reaching for another cigarette or cup of coffee, take a food sourced vitamin C supplement.
Vitamin D is not a vitamin, but a hormone your body makes. when the sun’s rays strike the skin, they provoke they synthesis of the hormone D from cholesterol, which is located in large quantities within the skin’s cells. Once synthesized, it is absorbed into the blood or may remain within the skin. Thirty minutes of sun exposure per day may supply an individual’s hormone D needs. However, a deep dark tan will diminish hormone D production, since excess sun damages skin cells which produce this nutrient.
Ideally, hormone D should be included in the diet. Food sources include, whole milk, yogurt, cheese, butter, liver, fatty fish - sardines, mackerel, herring, salmon, tuna, halibut, fish liver oils and whole eggs), even if you get adequate amounts of sunlight. Eating fish is preferable to taking cod liver oil, because the oil may become rancid with time. Purchase smaller bottles of cod liver oil and don’t use oil that has been open and unused for a while. There are no vegetable sources of “vitamin” D or cholesterol, so vegetarians are at high risk of developing diseases caused by deficiency. People eating a low cholesterol diet and/or taking cholesterol lowering drugs are at very high risk of developing cancer, diabetes, dementia, lupus, adrenal insufficiency, immune deficiency, prostatitis, visual problems and heart disease. Hormone D stimulates the absorption and metabolism of calcium, so it is important in the prevention of osteoporosis. It is calcium which stimulates the firing of nerves and modulates the contraction of muscle contractions, notably the heart muscle. Calcium is necessary for strong teeth, cell growth, and blood clotting. Cholesterol is essential for a variety of normal physiological functions and making compounds needed by the body, including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, aldosterone, vitamin K, and cortisone. Avoid supplements containing D2 (ergocalciferol) because it is highly toxic. Cholecalciferol is essentially the same as the one produced within the skin.
Vitamin E is one of the body’s most crucial antioxidants, acting to neutralize a variety of toxins before they can cause damage to cell membranes. It readily dissolves into the fatty layer of cell membranes and acts to protect the membranes from potentially damaging compounds. Once cell membranes are damaged, the cells usually die or become unable to function properly. There seems to be no limit to the utility of this substance in the prevention and treatment of disease. It protects the digestive tract against cancer-causing chemicals. It reverses the damage on the lungs and other tissues induced by toxic chemicals such as carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and petroleum chemical fumes, It protects the skin from the suns rays. It helps prevent eye damage from aging, excessive sunlight, and toxic chemical exposure. Individuals who regularly take supplemental vitamin E, which has 8 parts or it won’t work, are significantly less likely to develop cataracts than those who take no supplements. It prevents arterial and heart tissue damage due to aging or toxic chemical ingestion. It halts breast tissue damage from the ingestion of toxic fats (polyunsaturated fats; deep-fried oils) and helps reverse fibrocystic breast disease. It blocks the growth of certain tumors, notably melanoma. It increases blood flow to the internal organs, prevents slugging of the blood, and enhances the heart’s pumping ability. It increases virility by boosting sperm count and enhancing the fertilization process. It prevents cellular membrane damage from dietary toxins such as alcohol, tobacco smoke and polyunsaturated fats. It helps prevent bleeding disorders, such as placental hemorrhaging, menorrhagia (heavy menses), and nose bleeds, by normalizing blood clotting.
Vitamin E is fat-soluble, and that’s why it is primarily in fatty foods. A secondary source is dark green leafy vegetables. Food sources include, almonds, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, avocados, salmon, spinach, organ meats, beef, lamb. Synthetic vitamin E may be less expensive, but it is also far less effective.
Destroyers of vitamin E include radiation from medical x-rays, radon contamination personal computers, television and video games, and radioactive dials from toys and/or watches containing radium dyes. Nitrated meats (ham, bacon, salami, and bologna) are significant vitamin E destroyers. Deep fried oils, margarine, and hydrogenated oils all destroy vitaminE. Inorganic iron, which is found in all white flour produces, oxidizes vitamin E.
Severe deficiency increases the risks for heart disease, hardening of the arteries, lupus, Parkinson’s disease, anemia, infertility, and immune deficiency.
I eat a hand full of organic raw or sprouted, nuts, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds daily. Increase your consumption of dark green leafy vegetables. Eat nuts and pumpkin seeds daily. Also, I take a full spectrum naturally rich, stabilized to prevent oxidation, vitamin E source daily of crude fortified pumpkinseed oil. I add it to salads. It is ideal, because it contains no soy, which most commercial vitamin E is derived.
Vitamin K is essential for our survival. We could not exist without it! Vitamin K stimulates the synthesis of blood-clotting factors in the liver. Those who eat low-fat diets can develop internal bleeding and thinning of the blood. Severe vitamin K deficiency is potentially life-threatening, although rare, because the human body has the ability to synthesize enough vitamin K in the liver to keep blood clotting normalized. Vitamin K is also produced by certain naturally occurring intestinal organism, if you have them. Bacterial synthesis is such an important source that a disruption of the gut micro biome readily leads to a deficiency. The use of drugs such as antibiotics and cortisone are a primary cause of vitamin K deficiency.
Food sources include, alfalfa meal, spinach, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, liver, lean meats.
Mild deficiency increased your consumption of dark green leafy vegetables and foods containing vitamin K. Severe deficiency. See doctor immediately.
Taking aspirin, cholesterol-lowering medicines, blood thinners and antibiotics destroy vitamin K. I take a vitamin K supplement with vitamin E to help conserve and regenerate vitamin K. Vitamin C and bioflavonoid supplements help keep arterial tissues strong and prevent bleeding. Avoid meats that may contain antibiotic residues. I also take a high quality, refrigerated (viable) and specially encapsulated to be delivered in the intestines — probiotic daily.
For example, Diuretics (fluid pills) are given to people with high blood pressure. By letting some of the fluid out of this closed system, blood pressure goes down. Diuretics cause the body to excrete potassium and magnesium. But low potassium causes high blood pressure in the first place. High blood pressure can be caused by spasm of the microscopic muscles that surround blood vessels. Vessels spasm is caused by low magnesium. Diuretics actually make you get worse by accelerating the loss of minerals that caused high blood pressure in the first place. Taking magnesium and potassium won't help because the drug deactivates it, thus wasting the money you invested in the supplements. Diuretics raise homocysteine, which is four times more potent a predictor of early heart attacks than high cholesterol is and can put you at an even higher risk of sudden heart attack. That's only one of many examples. Keep in mind also that coffee — is a diuretic. The loss of potassium and magnesium leaves you feeling weak, tired and irritable. People reach for coffee to get a boost of energy, again creating the very problem they are trying to remedy — lack of energy. Instead of reaching for a drug or caffeine, give the body what it needs to correct the cause of the dysfunction. The amino acid arginine make the body take-up more magnesium and magnesium helps correct potassium levels. It's a win-win situation when you take whole food sources of nutrients, because they harmonize in concert.
Another example is beta-blockers, also used for hypertension (high blood pressure). These deplete zinc, raise triglycerides, usher in diabetes, lower protective HCL, cholesterol and poison your thyroid hormone so it actually cannot convert T4 to T3. Every drug causes bad side effects and steals nutrients from the body, as well as making sure you will get sicker and need more drugs. The guidelines for medicine do not include testing for these created deficiencies and they tests they do run are woefully inadequate for determining the health of an organ, system or the entire body. When tests do show abnormality, it's too late to correct.
ACE inhibitors poison an enzyme in the kidney, thus bringing blood pressure down. The nutrient vitamin D3 (not D2), of which there is an epidemic of deficiency in the US, is an important nutrient for lowering blood pressure, but also keeps arteries from building up calcium and cholesterol, the very reason you are told to take a statin. To make matters worse, foods and milk is fortified with D2, a cheap synthetic form that counters many of the good effects of real vitamin D3. Vitamin D3
NSAIDs are a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that may quadruple the heart attack rate. The accumulation of lead from auto exhaust, industrial pollution, food additives and other sources may cause high blood pressure when it reaches a critical level. When you detoxify the body of heavy metals, lots of symptoms disappear, like arthritis, poor memory, anemia, heart and kidney problems, chronic pain and nerve sensations, bone disorders and more. High fructose corn sugar, dextrose and sucrose are all sugars that can trigger high blood pressure. To correct mineral deficiencies that cause hypoglycemia, manganese, magnesium, vanadium, chromium and zinc need to be restored to optimal levels in the body.
Statins are one of the most dangerous drugs ever made. They poison the liver's ability to make cholesterol. Cholesterol is not the demon it has been made out to be. It is nothing more than a messenger that calls attention to inflammation and repairs damage before caused by free radicals that have drilled holes in cell membranes. It's the free radicals that are the villain, not cholesterol. Cholesterol is needed by all your glands and all your glands are needed to keep you from having a heart attack. Cholesterol is the primary ingredient in all your cell membranes, and the starter molecule for most hormones, which are needed for thyroid and adrenal function, among many others. Cholesterol is needed for repair and replenishment of cell membranes, including the cardiovascular system. Mitochondria are the energy producing organelle in every cell and they depend on cholesterol because it creates electricity — the body's energy. Cholesterol is needed for bile for digestion, detoxification and fighting pathogens in the gut and to make hormones in the brain for mood and much more. Statins poison the same liver enzyme needed to make CoQ10, which can deficiency can lead to congestive heart failure. Taking CoQ10 can correct high cholesterol, but instead doctors prescribe drugs that lowers CoQ10 and results in increased cholesterol, which worsens the condition. Cholesterol eventually rises in spite of medications and more statins are added to the regimen. Statin drugs lower selenium, whose deficiency leads to thyroid problems and inability to detoxify the daily load of chemicals that hasten disease and aging. Statins lower zinc, which deficiency leads to early heart disease and a wide range of other problems, depending on which of over 200 zinc-dependent enzymes are affected. Statins also deplete vitamin E. The list of side events are seemingly unrelated.
I could give many more examples of how drugs can contribute to the worsening of the very things they are prescribed to treat, but you get the idea. I suspect you want to find the cause and correct it once and for all. Nutrients work in concert with the body chemistry to control all disease. Let your food be your medicine.
In determining nutritional status it is important to realize that each person’s circumstances are different and that there are numerous variables to consider, like genetics, where they live, weather conditions, economic status, social habits, thought patterns, self care, medications, exercise, mental stress, what they eat, how they eat, when they eat, food preparation, the consumption of or exposure to toxins, blood type, stress level, amount and type of exercise, sex, and age.
What stands in the gap between life and death is your immune system. The single most important thing that determines the strength of your immune system is the quality and kind of foods and beverages you consume. Every disease has a nutritional component.
Research has proven that every symptom and disease has its own pattern of nutritional inadequacies and every disease is improved by diet. It should be the physician’s responsibility to be knowledgeable concerning the symptoms that correspond with each nutritional deficiency and capable of performing various examinations, blood tests, and procedures to confirm precisely which nutritional deficiencies need to be addressed, without guesswork. The truth is, guesswork is commonly applied in today’s medical practices because physicians possess little knowledge about nutritional diagnosis and even less about nutritional prescription. The majority of physicians simply do not believe that poor or inadequate nutrition initiates disease and they minimize the crucial role of diet in reversing nutritional deficiencies. Doctors advise their patients to eat margarine instead of real butter, imitation ice cream instead of real ice cream, synthetic cheese instead of real cheese, skim-milk instead of whole milk, soy instead of real meat, and fake eggs instead of real eggs. This is nonsense parlayed by so-called health authorities. Processing removes foods nutritional value and makes it less digestible. This is why the patient’s condition remains undiagnosed and/or misdiagnosed, and their health continues to deteriorate. When doctors do make the connection, they recommend synthetic supplements or refer patients to a dietician (who is equally clueless), in addition to their pharmaceuticals, which actually make deficiency worse.
Aspirin, for example, is touted as valuable for managing a wide range of diseases, including stroke, heart disease, hardening of the arteries, headaches and even cancer. The truth is aspirin causes a greater amount of disease than it cures, and is responsible for its own unique and potentially fatal disease; Reye’s Syndrome. Aspirin is toxic, it destroys nutrients, and creates deficiencies that cause heart disease and diseases involving arteries, and can cause death. My husband has been taking heart medication and aspirin since his first heart attack at age 21. He was also taking Dilantin for epilepsy when we met. Those drugs destroy nutrients needed for the proper functioning of his body to process fats and sugars. Now in his 50’s, he’s taking additional medications for high triglycerides, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Those added medications are creating even greater deficiency and I fear for his health in the future. I know it will continue to deteriorate as a result of malnutrition, even though I am feeding him organic foods and giving him whole food supplements. The drugs are erasing my efforts, and investment in time and money. I have to allow each person to have their journey, and though I wish he and my clients could make changes quickly, I understand there is a learning curve. I am here for you during this process and will guide you toward your goal as long as you continue to do the work necessary to accomplish it.
Whole unprocessed foods provide nutrients, while refining and processing foods destroys them. Laboratory made, synthetic, imitation food and supplements is always grossly inferior to real food. A number of unknown cofactors work synergistically with the known vitamins. Synthetic food additives are added to fake foods, which are devoid of nutrients and destroy nutrients or impair their absorption. The same is true of vitamin and mineral supplements. Once vitamins were identified and isolated, the chemical formulas of the individual vitamins were synthesized. The purified and/or synthetic compounds are considerably less effective than the original crude extracts made from whole foods, but it goes deeper than that. The body will do what ever it takes to survive, so the body will “borrow” from its reserves the nutrients needed to make use of the substances you put in it. The body’s intention is to put back into storage the nutrients it “borrows,” but that never happens because the “foods” you eat are devoid of nutrients. When the reserves are gone, like those stored in bones, the body succumbs to extreme deficiency and disease ensues. Usually, it takes several months or perhaps years for a deficiency of a nutrient to surface as symptoms or ailments. The exception is vitamin B5, which deficiency may occur within days.
The United States is the most disease-stricken society on earth due to their Standard American Diet and fast-paced stressful lifestyle. Both of which deplete the body of nutrients. Millions suffer from vague complaints for which no diagnosis can be determined, wavering between generalized ill health and unmistakable disease. Americans are taking billions of doses of drugs every year because they are sick and in pain. Physicians lack the skills necessary to diagnose illness caused by nutritional deficiencies and recommend nutritional solutions.
Untold Americans suffer from a potentially life-threatening illness due almost exclusively to vitamin deficiency; pernicious anemia — a condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells or of hemoglobin in the blood, resulting in pallor and weariness. The disease is the result of vitamin B12 deficiency. With this type of anemia there are usually plenty of red blood cells. However, the shape of the cells becomes distorted, and cells become enlarged. This reduces their oxygen carrying capacity which leads to a variety of symptoms, including fatigue, lassitude, headaches, memory loss, depression and mental confusion. The most common manifestations of pernicious anemia are the neuropsychiatric disorders which are associated with neurotransmitters; chemical messengers within the brain and along the nerve sheaths. Protein, B vitamins, and mineral deficiencies play a role in developing depression, paranoia, psychosis, and dementia, and are the missing link for reversing psychiatric disorders.
There is no “magic bullet” or easy solution. It is important to be aware that every $ you spend on things that don’t nourish the body is not only making you poorer financially and physically, but affects your ability to work and provide for your future finances and health. Food dyes inactivate vitamin B6, folic acid, and vitamin C. Fluoride in municipal water supplies destroys vitamins B1, C, E, beta carotene and disrupts the function of all human enzymes. Prior to factory farming, all foods were “organic,” grown in virgin soil without the use of toxic, synthetic chemicals that bind minerals and make them unavailable for plants to absorb. In that age the health-giving qualities of food were regarded as more important than economic concerns. The quality of food was rarely an issue. Today, Americans survive, not thrive, because they consume food which appears to be normal, but is actually nutritionally defective. On the other side of this lifestyle are things like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, colitis, hepatitis, nerve pain, obesity, depression, migraine headaches, Bipolar disorder and an assortment of degenerative diseases that afflict tens of millions. Be the exception!
Since nutrient deficiency is the cause, it makes sense that nutrients are the cure. The nutrients in organic, whole foods with their cofactors and synergy in tact is what fuels and heals the body. Symptoms are not the problem. Symptom is the language of the body communicating to us there is a problem and it’s pointing to the problem. Symptoms tell a story. We are going to listen to the body, intuit with it and practice embodiment (get out of your head and into your body) to be detectives. The clues to your healing are found in your journey. This will be an adventure of discovery and conquest. Together, we are going to take back your health.
Two kinds of salt - Celtic Sea Salt / Real Salt vs Sodium ChlorideI was aware as a child that my grandmother and my great-grandmother had very different forms of salt in their respective kitchens. My great-grandmothers "salt well" contained "rock salt" back then, with large gray crystals. Grandma's refined "table salt" was pure white and flowed easily through small holes in the metal lid that topped a clear glass shaker container on her kitchen table. I didn't understand the difference then, but I did notice that there was some discussion and controversy over it. Later, I discovered the difference.
A bit of historyThe Native Indians valued salt as essential to sustain life and traveled great distances to gather deposits that were left on the shores of oceans and lakes. Such pilgrimages required purification of the body and mind, and were taken very seriously. So sacred were these sites that, if warring tribes met there, they would put down their weapons and honor the salt. Salt was also used for ceremonial rites, in addition to it's culinary uses. The importance of salt was also understood by people in early America, as whenever they went to town for supplies, a bag of salt was always on the list.
Salt has been widely and regularly used throughout history and for many thousands of years people consumed more than 10 times the amount of salt we consume today, because it was a primary food preservative before the invention of refrigeration. The average person was consuming 100 grams (about 43.5 teaspoons) of salt per day as compared 10 grams (1.5 teaspoon) or less of salt the average American consumes per day, today. A low-sodium diet contains 1 teaspoon of salt or 2,300 mg of sodium per day or less. The American Heart Association recommends even lower amounts, suggesting people eat less than 1,500 mg a day — less than two-thirds of a teaspoon of salt. Yet, we struggle with far higher rates of hypertension than they did back then.
A low-salt diet is dangerous
The rise in hypertension, obesity and diabetes began in the early 1900s, and parallels a reduction in salt intake. The refrigerator replaced the ice box in the 1930s. Salt intake has actually decreased while all these chronic diseases have increased. The idea that salt intake correlates with blood pressure was first expressed by Ancel Keys in 1953 and then in another study in 1988. Keys drew a linear line saying that hypertension problems rose as salt intake increased and showed an association with fat intake and deaths due to coronary disease. When you look at the 48 civilized countries that were studied, there was actually a reduction of blood pressure as real salt intake increased. The Japanese and South Koreans consume the most salt, and enjoy the longest life span. But none of this was mentioned in their report. These doctors seemed to just pick the populations that fit their hypothesis and basically found what they wanted to find. Unfortunately, as salt was vilified, sugar ended up getting deferential treatment. People were being told sugar is just energy and not harmful to your body. In truth, sugar was the addictive white substance, not salt.
The demonization of salt movement was then popularized by the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) study (1994-97), in which lower sodium chloride (refined salt) intake resulted in dramatic improvements in blood pressure. However, the DASH diet is not only lower in refined salt, but also lower in processed foods and refined sugars in particular. Consuming more whole foods and lowering processed sugar has a far greater impact on your blood pressure than salt. Today, most processed foods are loaded with added sugar, refined salt (sodium chloride) and harmful industrially processed oils while containing virtually no healthy saturated fats or natural, unprocessed salt. The most effective way to improve insulin resistance is to consume high quality, healthy fats, organic whole grains and real sea salt. So the experts have it all wrong and eating real "salt," not sodium chloride can save your life.
No evidence exists in history that an increase in salt intake has ever paralleled a rise in any chronic disease. Recent studies show the highest risk of cardiovascular events and early mortality at a low salt intake, even versus a high-salt intake. Patients who are told by their doctors not to add salt to their food and stay on a low-salt diet began having new symptoms like muscle fatigue, muscle spasms, cramps and heart palpitations. They were suffering from symptoms of salt deficiency and severely dehydrated. Within a few days of adding real salt to their diet, all of these symptoms went away. Some patients’ ended up reducing or eliminating their prescription diuretics for high blood pressure.
Your blood pressure may indeed go down when you reduce your refined salt intake. The problem is that your total cholesterol to high-density lipoprotein (HDL) ratio, which is a much better predictor of heart disease than low-density lipoprotein (LDL), is worsened right along with it. Triglycerides and insulin are also increased. So, overall, your heart disease risk increases rather than decreases, even though your blood pressure readings appear better. If you go low-salt, the coronary heart disease mortality can be increased almost twofold. What’s worse, salt deficiency also increases your chances of developing insulin resistance, because one of the ways in which your body preserves salt is by raising your insulin level. Higher insulin helps your kidneys retain more salt. Insulin resistance is associated with heart disease, but also other chronic diseases. The low-salt diet advice can cause more harm than good.
If you follow a ketogenic or low-carb diet trying to starve Candida, you will wake up with severe intractable muscle cramps at night due to excessive sodium loss. When you go from consuming 400 grams of carbohydrates every day to reducing your carbohydrate intake to less than 50 grams, your insulin levels dramatically go down, glucagon goes up, and then you start producing negatively charged ketone bodies. Negatively charged ketone bodies pull positively charged sodium ions out in the urine, when you cut your carbohydrate intake. This dramatically depletes your body of salt. The other issue is that the loss of exogenous glucose is now reducing your absorption of sodium. Glucose helps us absorb sodium, so when you are no longer consuming high amounts of glucose, you are also not absorbing as much sodium. Coffee consumption will also rapidly deplete your salt stores.
Low-Sodium Diets Decimate Magnesium and Calcium LevelsYour salt status also directly controls your magnesium and calcium levels. If you do not get enough salt, your body starts pulling sodium from your bones, and also strips your bones of magnesium and calcium to maintain a normal sodium level. Your body will also maintain sodium by decreasing the amount of sodium lost in sweat, excreting magnesium and calcium instead. Low sodium will elevate aldosterone, a sodium-retaining hormone, which also reduces magnesium by shuttling it out through your urine. Magnesium insufficiency will also trigger muscle cramps. A low-sodium diet is one of the worst things you can do for your health, especially your bone and heart health, as magnesium is one of the most important minerals for biological function. As an interesting side note, having a healthy magnesium level can help mitigate some of the negative impacts that electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can have on your body. The reason for this is because EMFs activate voltage-gated calcium channels in your cells, and magnesium is a natural calcium-channel blocker. Sweating will also eliminate salt from your body, so if you sweat a lot, you may get rid of more than you add back in if you’re on a low-salt diet. While it’s difficult to consume harmful amounts of sodium, it’s easy to end up with too little. We can’t manufacture an essential mineral. The problem is refined salt and not getting enough real salt.
When you are exercising, your muscles are losing salt. When you exercise in the heat, there is a tenfold increase in heat stroke if you follow a low-salt diet. Athletes want to increase blood circulation. Salt is the solution. The benefits are you’re acutely increasing blood volume, you’re increasing your blood circulation and you’re reducing your heart rate, which is important for endurance. Also, salt is one of our best vasodilators. That allows heat to escape the body. I mix 1/2 teaspoon sea salt with lemon juice, lime juice, SweetLeaf Stevia, Eidon ionic multi-mineral and electrolytes in 32 oz. of water. It’s like a lemon-lime Gatorade without the sugar. That’s how I preload with a dose of salt before I exercise, which is much better than trying to catch up later. Then I don’t get the muscle spasms and twitches after.
Our bodies control salt intakeIf you’re eating a whole food diet, you’re probably eating a very low-sodium diet, as whole foods do not contain much, if any, salt. As a result, you may need to make sure you’re salting your food. As for how much to add, the general recommendation is simply to salt to taste. Your body has a built-in “salt thermostat” that basically tells you how much you need by regulating your craving for salt. There’s actually little concern about getting too much salt, because any excess will be expelled through your kidneys. A person with healthy kidneys can consume at least 86 grams of salt per day.
Real Salt is essential to health and lifeOur ancestors recognized the value of the life-giving and healing qualities of salt. The body hungers for "real salt" as part of our instinct. Salt from the sea is the most complex combination of 92 essential minerals on the planet. Its composition is virtually identical to the mineral makeup of our body fluids and provides the identical natural balance of bioavailable trace elements and macro-nutrients that are able to restore our internal seas.
Truly natural salt, sea salt from the oceans, has the most exquisite taste. It is obtained by using only the simple, natural processes of wind and the sun to dry sea water. It is the lowest in sodium and the richest in precious beneficial elements.
Real salt is wet! All of the essential trace elements and macro-nutrients stay within the salt crystal only as long as the salt retains its moisture. The moisture-retaining part of sea salt is dependent upon the magnesium salts contained within the crystals, and are highly water retentive. Moisture assists in the transfer of the trace elements and macro-nutrients from the earths oceans to our internal oceans.
Real salt is not crushed or ground! It retains its light gray cube shape, which defends the integrity of the natural elements by exposing the least amount of surface area, so water and oxygen cannot penetrate the natural cubic structure and alter it's components. However, once broken, the salt's surface area increases and invites rapid oxidation and dehydration. Unrefined sea salt retains its moisture and you can see a little brine has settled at the bottom of the clear plastic packaging it comes in.
Storage and use: Real salt is best kept in a glass or ceramic container with a loose fitting lid, like a salt cellar or salt box. It is best to mix the contents at the top of the bag or container with the wet contents at the bottom to even out the moisture content before use. Celtic Sea Salt easily dissolves in the moisture of food and is best added near the end of cooking. If added to food just before eating, it enters the body in a non-iodized form, which lessens some of its advantages.
(Luke 14:34 Salt is good, but if salt looses it's flavor, how will it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land or the compost pile, but to be thrown out.)
Reference: Sea salt's Hidden Powers By Jacques de Langre, PhD. The Bible and the American Indian Museum in Washington D.C.
Refined Salt is Sodium ChlorideRefined salt was the result of industry's demand for a chemically pure sodium chloride, which was needed for the manufacture of chlorine and plastic, as well as metallurgical and atomic energy uses. Salt makers profited from selling several of the minerals elements that they removed from the salt, separately. In addition, they sold the public on the idea that this white "table salt" was cleaner, purer and looked better presented in an easy to use "salt shaker", but few people knew that refined, pure sodium chloride is a poison.
Most of the salt that is purchased today has been harvested mechanically from salt deposits in the earth, with heavy machinery. It has traveled through metal pipes, been exposed to high heat in order to crack it's molecular structure and strip away its essential nutrients. Then it is further assaulted by chemical additives to make it flow freely, non-caking agents, bleached white and iodized. Today's refined white table salt is artificial and contains only 2 essential minerals; sodium and chloride, nothing more.
Mineral Supplements: Man attempts to return these lost trace elements and macro-nutrients to their diet by using synthetic or inorganic forms as substitutes for the real thing, but the end result is poorly utilized and unbalanced. There is a narrow measurable difference between what is essential and what is toxic. It is not enough to have the proper quantity and ratio of needed nutrients in the diet. These trace elements must be active and capable of being metabolized. The absence of properly utilized trace elements causes many of the normal functions of the human body to be inhibited or stop working all together. This leads to deficiencies that allow illness to become established, which begins a vicious cycle of even greater nutritional deficiency and the loss of immune response, allergies and many serious health problems.
The presence of bioavailable trace elements and macro-nutrients gives the body the ability to restore it's own biochemical balance. Unrefined ocean salt completes the requirements of essential elements in precise dosages that are balanced naturally, supplying trace elements and macro-nutrients that are virtually unavailable from the plant world.
Pay Attention to Your Sodium/Potassium BalanceIt is important for you to pay attention to your sodium-to-potassium ratio, which has a far stronger correlation to blood pressure than does salt intake alone. It is generally recommended that you consume five times more potassium than sodium, but even though most Americans are consuming a low-salt diet, they eat twice as much sodium as potassium. If you're eating mostly processed foods and few fresh vegetables, your sodium-to-potassium balance is most likely to be inverted. Imbalance in this ratio can lead to high blood pressure and contribute to a number of other health problems, including but not limited to:
- Kidney stones
- Memory decline
- Erectile dysfunction
- Stomach ulcers and stomach cancer
Subpopulations That May Need to Restrict Salt Intake
Overall, most people do not need to worry about consuming too much salt. However, there are some salt-sensitive people who may need to limit their salt intake to 2,300 mg per day. This includes those with:
- Endocrine disorders
- High aldosterone levels
- Cushing’s syndrome
- Elevated cortisol
- Liddle syndrome, a rare condition affecting about 1 in 1 million individuals, causing them to retain too much salt. If treated with amiloride, salt intake probably does not need to be restricted
Conditions That Contribute to Sodium Loss
On the other hand, there are conditions that contribute to sodium loss or prevent your body from absorbing salt well, thereby raising your need for additional salt. This includes:
- Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis
- Bariatric surgery, and those who have had their intestine and/or colon removed
- Sleep apnea, as the lack of breathing increases blood flow to the thorax and increases central blood pressure. This tricks your body into thinking it’s overloaded in salt, triggering the excretion of salt. Sleep apnea can cause you to lose about 3,000 mg of sodium each night
- Kidney diseases such as polycystic kidney disease and glomerulonephritis (interstitial damage to the tubules that causes salt loss)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Hypothyroidism (as thyroid hormones allow your kidneys to reabsorb salt)
- Adrenal deficiency
- Celiac disease
I hope you found this article helpful. I wish you optimal health, safe travels and many blessings.
This article contains general information about medical conditions and treatments and is not direct medical advice for your specific situation, and should not be treated as such. You should never delay seeking medical attention, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information in this article.
WAR is the history behind it all-CIDE means to kill - Insecticide, pesticide, herbicide, biocide, fungicide, homicide, suicide, spermicide, genocide. Chemicals designed to kill originated in World War II and Vietnam - chemical warfare. The chemical companies made PCB’s, nuclear weapons, polystyrene, DDT, and Agent Orange. They were experts at killing things. The war was over and then the petroleum industry downsized, so these chemical companies, who had become a multi-million dollar a year industry, needed to find a new market for their products so they could stay in business and make a profit. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are in petroleum, so they used it to make chemical fertilizers, instead of the natural compost fertilization that we see in nature. At first, it looked like the best thing that ever happened to ecology when everything was green again after the drought and the dust bowl during the 1920-30's in the mid-west, to fields of corn in the 1950-60's. We see this in human health, if you use only a few nutrients and eliminate many others from the food, you end up with a weak immune system. Crops started to become prone to insects and diseases due to lack of nutrients. Instead of fixing the soil, they turned to chemistry for the answer. This taught us to also look to pharmaceuticals, instead of food, to fix what ails us. Chemistry and productive capacity was reworked toward killing a new enemy. Instead of killing people, now they kill bugs and weeds. It was viewed as a noble conquest. However, none of this was born out of “How do we improve farming”, but rather “How do we use our chemicals on crops to create a new way to use our products?” This became big business in the 1970's and set the stage for the new GMO era. They focused on producing genetically modified seeds, changing the biological and genetic nature of the seeds to be resistant to the chemical warfare with their new pesticides and herbicides.
The intention infuses the spirit into the future
The original intention was creating chemicals to kill human-beings during war. War is supposed to be a short term phenomena. That mentality applied to crops, pests and weeds is a never ending war because it’s a co-evolution. It’s an “arms race” of a different kind as pests and weeds become more resistant. More and more is required to obtain the same effect. Casualties are expected in warfare and all that matters is killing the enemy so the war can be won. Once you win, you can figure the rest out and rebuild. When is this war over? The fundamental construct of the idea of waging war on other species on the planet, can have long term toxic, dangerous, unintended effects on all life. The soil microorganisms are decimated, pollinators, and the bird population has decreased from eating sick bugs. Our food supply and those who eat it are casualties of this chronic chemical warfare that’s now become the base of our food chain.
The war mindset we have in our farming practices has translated to our food and our relationship with our bodies. Women who eat GMO foods are dealing with collapsing metabolism and weight issues, so they feel at war with their food and their bodies. We are at war with germs, which is in harmony with allopathic medicine; Anti-microbial, antibiotic, anti-viral - is wiping out biodiversity, which is wiping out our health.
Chemical companies say, “Mother Nature is a formidable opponent to growing food, and farmers need to be able to fight disease, insects, weeds, drought, etc.” We are at war with the earth.
It is important to look at how all of this unfolded over the past few decades, so we can understand how we’ve been progressively going in the wrong direction and take action to correct it before it’s too late.
THE PERFECT BUSINESS MODELIn the late 1990’s, Monsanto funded a 5 year campaign promoting that GMO’s were needed to feed the world.
FARMERS: Farmers typically saved 10% of their seeds to plant the next years crop and so they owned the seed. This has been part of farming practices for all of human history. You can’t patent something natural, so they created something unnatural and patent it to make a profit. To the farmers, the idea of a patent on seeds was insidious. Monsanto knew how to appeal to farmers and get them to use their products. To sell this plan to farmers, they did a short term study to show higher crop yields, so farmers would buy into it. The farmers were promised greater yields, not having to spend time weeding, and no adverse effects. Some farmers held out because they saw the possibility of always being dependent on Monsanto for their seeds, and being subject to whatever prices Monsanto charged. GMO seed has an enzyme that kills the reproductive, germination ability of the seed, so the farmer can’t save seed, but must buy seed every year. (Take notice: Human genes are put into GMO corn to make spermicide). Monsanto charged just enough for the seed and chemicals that go with the seeds that the farmers profit margin made them unable to pay off their farm debt and prosper. They would be no different than indentured servants to Monsanto. Who would agree to such a thing?
From Monsanto’s website - “High-quality seeds are at the center of the modern agriculture systems we deliver to farmers to help achieve better harvests while also more efficiently using natural resources. We provide farmers seeds in eight row crops: alfalfa, canola, corn, cotton, sorghum, soybeans, sugar-beets, and wheat. We also produce more than 2,000 vegetable seed varieties covering 22 crops. One of the most powerful crop protection tools historically is glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in the Roundup® brand of herbicides. With a 40-year history of safe use, it also enables farm practices that reduce erosion and carbon emissions. For example, glyphosate-based herbicides can help reduce the need for tillage—plowing the soil—which releases carbon into the atmosphere, while also contributing to erosion. Tillage has always been a powerful weed-control tool, but it can encourage erosion of valuable topsoil. By using glyphosate-based herbicides, farmers can leave their soil intact and leave the previous year’s crop residue on top of the soil. This supports soil health and provides a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions associated with tillage. Using one single tool, like glyphosate-based herbicides, can encourage species of weeds to develop resistance to that tool. To prevent this resistance from developing while still fighting invasive weeds, farmers use a combination of approaches. Monsanto supports this by working closely with university researchers, industry partners, and individual farmers to provide the best advice about how to combine crop protection methods.”
CONSUMERS: It only took a couple of years to reassure the consumer of GMO safety and they were lulled into a false sense of safety and confidence about using GMO products, believing and trusting that the government wouldn’t permit this if it wasn’t safe. People don’t question authority or the sound bites they hear in the media and that are repeated by others in conversation.
Every six years the production and sales of glyphosate doubled world wide. In 2016, 2 billion kilograms or 2,004,622.6 tons of glyphosate were used world wide. This is not a conspiracy theory, but what we see here is a predictable march of business that paralleled or mirrored consumer behavior. We have been going after convenience and a convenience lifestyle for decades has manipulated the existence of chemical farming.
Man-made chemicals and genetically modified seeds are in existence only because they can be patented and lucrative, and not because they confer any benefit whatsoever outside being able to control it as a marketable commodity.
GMO - means ‘God Move Over’A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans.
GMO's are not an extension of traditional breeding we've been doing for centuries. Transferring genes from one species to another and creating new organisms overnight cannot be compared to natural selection, which takes generations of evolution. They are totally different, but they try to put the two together and say they are the same thing. Proponents claim GMO’s have been around for thousands of years and use nectarines as the example. “We’ve been hybridizing and selectively breeding our food so there’s no difference with GMO’s,” they say. There is a huge difference! Breeding for increased survivability happens among animals in the wild as part of natural evolution. We have learned to understand and use that to our advantage. We’ve learned from natural processes and copied what nature does.
- Yes, we have crossed plants that are related to each other, but we never put fish genes into tomatoes.
- We've not taken a gene from soil bacteria, made millions of copies in a lab, put them into a gene gun and shot them into millions of cells, cloning those cells into crops so every cell of those crops has that gene size spray bottle that creates thousands of mutations up and down the DNA, so the genes in the crop can change their levels of expression. That's not natural and its never been done before.
- We never inserted viruses into genes or antibiotic resistant bacteria into the process.
- This is the first time we’ve inserted genes from other species, so they are not at all the same thing.
- This is the first time we have bombarded seeds with nuclear radiation in carcinogenic chemicals (mutagenesis) intended for our food.
- This is the first time we have flipped one to three genes by altering RNA.
Plants in a field cross pollinate naturally, so there is no containment of GMO from non-GMO. This can cause unknown consequences, but we know with selective breeding we will get some dominant gene expression and some genes will be recessive. Inbreeding has always produced genetic mutations that are not an evolutionary advancement for the species and this is how nature was intelligently designed to prevent genetic abnormalities from reproducing offspring. If inbreeding within a species causes genetic mutations, it makes sense that crossing species barriers would cause genetic mutations we can't possibly imagine. We see how vaccines cause an antigenic shift, so a certain strain of virus may decline, but another strain, that has been dormant and we’ve never seen before, that is more potent or lethal, will evolve.
Genetic engineering injects a naturally occurring soil bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis (BT), into the gene of interest in corn to produce a protein that kills Lepidoptera larvae, in particular, European corn borer. This protein is called the BT delta endotoxin and every cell in the plant produces this toxic protein.. Putting the BT in the corn plant, so it is in every cell, produces 1,000x greater concentration of BT toxin than is used in the spray. The spray washes off when it rains, but not what's inside the plants genes. When we eat the BT corn, we get a heavy dose of BT toxin, far greater than any pesticide has ever been given to humans before. The transgenic bacteria in corn and soy reduces the need for pesticide application, and renders the plant resistant to harm from the herbicide (RoundUp) farmers spray when the corn is a seedling. BT corn causes intestinal permeability in the insects it was designed to target, which kills them, but it also creates the same effect in the food animals that eat BT corn in feed, and humans who eat BT corn and the food animals that eat it. BT corn is made into high fructose corn syrup, which is in every processed food and beverage.
BT corn had been planted for 20 years and then resistance showed up. None of the BT corn retained their mojo. Researchers and extension agents actually warned the USDA this would happen. BT corn was genetically engineered with the ability to produce its own pesticide, but it doesn’t work on everything or for very long. The root worm problem became so severe because they were no longer killing them. The whole point behind GMO was that it didn’t need to be sprayed with anything other than the herbicide glyphosate, to control weeds. Monsanto created the solution and promoted the use of neonicotinoid as a pesticide.
Neonicotinoid behaves similar to DDT in that the biological half life is the same. It is not from an organophosphate family from WWII, but from the nicotine part. Organophosphate acts on enzymes while neonicotinoid reacts on a receptor, so it is different. The unique characteristics of neonicotinoid is it’s systemic. No other insecticide or pesticide has this systemic property, so the pesticide grows with the plant, in every part of the plant. The government ignores the fact that it's systemic and promote it as safer because it is applied to the seed and injected into the soil, instead of being sprayed (open air application), so it doesn't escape in the wind to blow everywhere. It is incorporated into all the cells of the plant, including the pollen. As you can well imagine, this exposure negatively and profoundly effects the health of bees and other pollinators. Young non-organic and GMO corn plants are treated with neonicotinoid class pesticides in the spring. Neonicotinoids are water soluble, moving with the water up into the growing plant and into the seed, but much of it does not. It doesn’t bind to soil, so it goes into surface and ground water which ends up in private residential wells as well as reservoirs that supply public drinking water. These are small particles, so filtering them out poses some technical difficulties, if it is at all possible to do so. Neonicotinoids are also toxic to other insects, earthworms, fish and humans.
Acetylcholine is an organic chemical that functions as a neurotransmitter (a chemical released by nerve cells to send signals to other cells) in the brain and body of many types of animals, including humans. Our acetylcholine works along with neonicotinoid receptors. Neonicotinoid inhibits the neonicotenic acetalcholine receptor that is responsible for neurological function. This affects our thought processes in a huge way by affecting cognition and physical movement because acetalcholine is a very important neurotransmitter for the vegetative, rest and relaxation state. Muscles rely on acetylcholine. The accumulation of something that interferes with acetylcholine would be quite damaging. Children are 30 times more susceptible to these chemicals. Their stem cells are still producing. Pesticides and other chemicals insert their action other than one specific pathway. This affects every aspect of the body and predisposes to allergies, cancers and autoimmune diseases, and really everything. Japanese studies have revealed the level of neonicotinoid that is thought not to cause any harm right away does affect the brain, especially in fetus and children. The rodents in the studies had hyperactivity, couldn't learn and experienced other neurological effects. This suggests neonicotinoid can trigger ADHD/ADD, autism, neurodegenerative disease and other neurological impairment. Neonicotinoid should be banned because the public harm it can do is beyond what we can know and is a very serious health threat.
When you mix BT with other toxins, the synergistic effect is compounded beyond what the effect of a single toxin would be. What would be an acceptable level of a poison? What if you have 17 at low levels? What effect is there then? How can we determine a safe level of this, when we don’t know the risks?
Entomology is the branch of zoology concerned with the study of insects. Bees have evolved with pathogens but are now succumbing to disease. What they have not evolved with are the poisons being sprayed on the 95+ million acres of crops multiple times every growing season, but especially during the spring. Poisons make bees more susceptible to varroa mites and other pathogens.
BT corn has been in production since 1996. Bee keepers started using HFCS in the late 1990’s to feed bees after harvesting their honey, essentially taking the bees food supply. My father was a bee keeper in the 1980’s and he used to feed his bees sugar cane syrup. Other bee keepers used corn syrup but it didn’t become a problem until after corn was coated with neonicotinoid in 2005. In 2006, we started to see bee colony collapse on a large scale; large visible deaths of bees outside of of the hive in the spring (April-May) when bee colony health should be at its best. In one year it wiped out 95% of the colony in the country. In 2010, we had only 50% of the honey bee population that remained after WWII. This was after 95% of them were lost to CCD. Imagine how many honey bees there were before WWII!
Neonicotinoid is responsible for Colony Collapse Disease (CCD) in honey bees. Neonicotinoid studies show there is an affect of neonicotinoids on the honey bee population. An experiment was done that included a control hive. One hive was fed high fructose corn syrup without neonicotinoid and the other was fed HFCS with neonicotinoid. Bee keepers were skeptical about all of this being the cause of CCD. Before Christmas 2010, they thought the experiment failed because no bees died. CCD happens to be colony in late winter, 23 weeks after exposure to neonicotinoid. Then they said, "The bees in the treated hive must be crazy” because their instinct is not to go outside the hive in winter. All the bees in the treated hive died from CCD caused by neonicotinoid. The control hive next to them stayed inside and were fine. CCD is a global problem, especially in colder regions. Their must be winter to see colony collapse disorder. In warmer regions bees die, but not consistent with CCD.
That research paper was not able to be published in the US because 5 different scientific and health journals rejected it. This paper was suppressed. It was published in Italy, which drew a lot of attention to the possible cause of CCD being neonicotinoid. The paper was included in the EU's decision to ban those pesticides in 2012. The EU believes very seriously that the use of neonicotinoid is the culprit in the CCD issue, either acutely or chronically. The EU tends to use the precautionary principle, which is written into their constitution - If something causes environmental damage, the government needs to take action. That is the major difference between the EU and the US.
Claims and statements that there is no scientific evidence of detrimental effects to the honey bee population is put forward by the industry, which is not surprising. Since the CCD story broke in 2006, industry quickly formed their alliances with bee keepers, the same way they did with farmers. When Monsanto's neonicotinoids were being challenged, they purchased the company Beelogic, which used to be an independent bee research company. They needed to have a bee research company to produce the results they wanted and had those people publish papers in peer review journals and have their own people in the peer review pool, so they have total control.
Bees are very unique in terms of being a pollinator. They are so different at their job. 95% of almond production is in California and the window for pollinating those trees is 10-14 days in early March, when other pollinators are not out yet. Fruit orchards are heavily dependent on honey bees and no other pollinator can take over honey bees job.
Now these companies are working on developing GMO bees to pollinate and they would also own them, if they make it successful. The other possibility is introducing a foreign bee to this country called the Africanized Italian bee, the killer bee. Very violent, and they cannot withstand cold winters north of Texas and Arizona. They are said to be more resistant to pesticide, so that part suits their purposes very well. It would be a huge mistake.
Honey bees forage wherever they want. Pollen has neonicotinoid in it, which then becomes honey, so there is no control and no such thing as 100% organic honey.
If all the bees die, our main food sources (nuts, berries, fruits, vegetables) that require pollination by honey bees will not produce food. There is no secondary line for how these plants get pollinated. Short term, the price of food will escalate and then as crops dwindle due to the absence of pollinators, scarcity and unavailability will predominate, permanently
A brief history of pesticide use
DDT and organophosphate was linked to various health outcomes. The government took action against those and we moved on to pyrethrin. One pesticide fades out and another takes its place but neonicotinoids always are under the radar screen. There is no health effect data, so it was approved (emergency status) based on urgency, otherwise the farmers would be left without any pesticides to use. The American Burr Conservancy Report, which was made public in April 2013, revealed some of the EPA scientific staff actually warned them this pesticide could be very problematic, but the EPA decided to ignore their own internal recommendation and approved its use. There has been no research on neonicotinoids, which has become the most commonly used insecticide in the world.
Neonicotinoid works on the central nervous system. To expect these compounds to only go into the plants and target specific sets without causing any negative effects goes against common sense and physics.
Wire worms, seed corn maggots and white grubs live in the soil, so you can’t see them unless you dig them up and there is no easy way to monitor for them. That creates uncertainty and fear, which press farmers to prophylactically apply pesticides, and this predominates in the US. This insurance based mindset guards against every contingency that could have the potential to affect yield. The same mindset is behind vaccinating humans and pets. Insecticides are cheap relative to crop value. That’s what’s driving their use. These cheap forms of insurance ultimately end up becoming expensive as pests become resistant and it has to be replaced with something not as cheap or environmentally “friendly” as the first pesticide. We pay for this at the grocery store, then in environmental costs.
Neonicotinoid is marketed as being insurance against pests, that usually don’t become a problem for organic gardeners and farmers who know how to work with nature. The promise has been “This material will work,” but we are just discovering this previously unchallenged premise is absolutely not beneficial. Neonicotinoids have had difficulty documenting benefits in terms of yield, production, economic benefit, etc. If neonicotinoid wasn’t used, it wouldn’t be missed in terms of yield. There is no data to support treating all these seeds, but that is what’s being done. It’s simply not worth the non-target effects and loss of the honey bee to be sure. A report was written "Failure to increase yield." However, organic solutions can double yield.
You risk being poisoned and sick because of technology that is hoped to increase yield someday. GMO is not designed to increase yield. Yield is actually the orchestration of many genes working together. They don't know how to coordinate a whole bank of genes working together, but nature knows!
We can stop using these pesticides, but now, if a farmer wants to buy high performance hybrid corn seed that’s not GMO, not BT, not Roundup ready, and not treated with neonicotinoid, they can’t find it. Everything that is not “organic” has neonicotinoids in it. This material is not a prerequisite for growing crops and far from it. It doesn’t show any consistent benefits that we can measure in terms of insect feeding, crop height or anything.
CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) is a genome editing technology. The name was minted at a time when the origin and use of the interspacing subsequences of DNA were not known. The DNA sequences in bacteria contain snippets of DNA from viruses that have attacked the bacterium. These snippets are used by the bacterium to detect and destroy DNA from further attacks by similar viruses. These sequences play a key role in a bacterial defense system and form the basis known as CRISPR/Cas9 that allows permanent modification of genes within organisms. By delivering the Cas9 nuclease complexed with a synthetic guide RNA into a cell, the cell's genome can be cut at a desired location, allowing existing genes to be removed and/or new ones added.
ZFNs (Zinc-finger nucleases) are artificial restriction enzymes engineered to target specific desired DNA sequences within complex genomes.
TALEN (Transcription activator-like effector nucleases) are restriction enzymes used to edit genomes by inducing double-strand breaks (DSB) engineered to cut specific sequences of DNA, by fusing a TAL effector DNA-binding domain to a DNA cleavage domain (a nuclease which cuts DNA strands), which cells respond to with repair mechanisms. Transcription activator-like effectors (TALEs) can be engineered to bind to practically any desired DNA sequence, so when combined with a nuclease, DNA can be cut at specific locations. The restriction enzymes can be introduced into cells, for use in gene editing or genome editing with engineered nucleases.
They are doing gene editing, gene sequencing, gene engineering, epigenetic (turning genes on and off). Alongside ZFNs and CRISPR/Cas9, TALEN is a prominent tool in the field of genome editing. Gene editing is not like editing a book or video, making it better. It’s not like taking a page out of one book and inserting it into another book, but more like moving whole chapters and then shooting that book with a shot gun. It becomes unintelligible at that point and the system that depends upon that communication can’t function.
They did a manipulation and checked the genome. What they discovered were over 100 point mutations and even more insertions and deletions. Any one of them can be tragic for health, and no one knew that would be the result. DNA is intelligence and the system is based on certain sequences. Even if there were no mutations and you were just over expressing a gene, other genes can react to it. The whole organism can react to it.
The genome is a conductor of nature. The genes turn on and turn off, promoting or turning on only to the level of what is needed. So the natural cell conducts the expression of protein according to the environment. We have not cracked that code. When they insert a gene into the genome by taking a promoter (on switch) from a virus that causes that gene to go loud and long, non-stop, constant expression, it hijacks the DNA and causes it to over produce one thing. So, even if it didn’t create hundreds of thousands of mutations by the genetic engineering process, it can still create many changes that occur within the DNA.
Example: In the 1980’s, a Japanese company, Showa Denko, genetically engineered the strain of tryptophan-making bacteria to make an amino acid supplement called L-Tryptophan. Over a number of years, they put it into more and more genes. They had a very closed system and the only thing they changed in the formula was the genes inserted. The tryptophan they produced was toxic to the bacteria, so the bacteria produced something to protect itself, which created tiny contaminants that turned out to be deadly. You over produce one thing and something else must restore balance.
The Japanese manufacturer also altered its manufacturing procedure by reducing the amount of activated charcoal used to purify each batch of tryptophan and also bypassing a reverse-osmosis filtration used to remove impurities. This caused the 1989 eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (EMS) outbreak. An epidemic that killed 28 Americans and caused 10,000 to fall sick, many of whom suffered for years and are still disabled. EMS is a debilitating disease characterized by severe muscle and joint pain, weakness, swelling of the arms and legs, fever, skin rash, and an increase of eosinophils (certain white blood cells) in the blood. The EMS epidemic only occurred in people who consumed L-tryptophan from Showa Denko. When the link between EMS and L-tryptophan became apparent, the FDA recalled the supplements, more for politically motivated reasons, as an attempt to reduce attention to the role genetic engineering played in the epidemic and prevent the potentially damning effect this information would have had for the future of biotechnology.
They don’t evaluate. Humans are so arrogant to think we can understand this stuff and the multitude of infinitely complex interactions. The effects are non-linear and small things can lead to huge effects we can’t predict.
GLYPHOSATEGlyphosate was originally patented as an industrial cleaner for boilers and pipes, because it is a chelator, grabbing onto minerals and stripping them from the walls of pipes. When it was spilled on the ground, it killed all the weeds. Monsanto purchased the molecule and patented it as an antibiotic because it kills microorganisms.
Glyphosate is made by heat-fusing glycine (an essential amino acid for human life) that's adulterated with formaldehyde and phosphoric acid. Phosphoric acid is so dangerous it is stored under water. It is used to make a chemical weapon of war. Glyphosate is an organic molecule built on a phosphate. The bad thing is it's water soluble. Nature makes the majority of its toxins lipid (fat) soluble. Fat sequesters it away from your bloodstream. Water soluble toxins go everywhere, contaminating the whole ecosystem, inside and outside your body. The molecule of glyphosate is very similar to VX nerve gas, which is the most toxic chemical that’s ever been developed by man. Glyphosate is like nerve gas for plants because it functions in a similar way.
Only one-tenth of one percent of the glyphosate sprayed on plants actually hits its intended target. The other 99.9% gets sprayed on the soil and is carried away in the breeze. Glyphosate chelates minerals in the soil, causing them to stick to glyphosate, preventing plants from taking up minerals from the soil. Glyphosate starves plants to death. Glyphosate is water soluble, so it captures minerals and they are washed out of the soil the next time it rains. This strips the soil of minerals the plants need, but that we also need to receive from eating plants. The label says NOT to use glyphosate in irrigation. It also says glyphosate works best when its application is followed by rain. That washes glyphosate into sewers, rivers and oceans. The product is toxic to aquatic life. They fail to recognize that inevitable fact.
Glyphosate is sprayed on fruit orchards, vineyards, conifer plantations, coffee, tea and banana plantations, soybean, cereal grains, vegetables, peanuts, sugarcane and cotton, as well as roadsides, forestry, gardening, lawns, parks, and school playgrounds.
We have gut flora (microbes) and the soil has flora also. Soil microbes are critical for nutrient uptake by plants. Plants can’t function without microbes and neither can we. Picture the roots of a plant and the tiny, almost microscopic little hairs that project out from the roots to extract nutrients from the soil. Then picture the lining of your intestines and the finger-like projections that extend into the intestinal lumen (soil) to extract nutrients. Fungi grow in soil and make nutrients available to plants. We have gut flora (bacteria) that make nutrients available to us. Plants extract nutrients from soil and humans extract nutrients from the materials that pass through the digestive tract. Think of us as a plant turned inside-out. Our soil is on the inside. Our food breaks down into soil and we grow a body from that.
Glyphosate has a very synergistic effect with gluten and creates gluten sensitivity. Gluten has been in our diet for thousands of years without a problem until GMO farming practices. The 1990's introduced Celiac disease and insulin resistance. Glyphosate hits the cell membrane of the intestine and up regulates the receptor for gluten, which causes a reaction to gluten and the leaky gut effect. It kills beneficial flora (plants) in the gut also altering the gut micro biome and creating epidemics. When gluten and glyphosate come together and cause leaky gut, the membrane that is the intestinal wall can’t defend against pathogens, which is immunity.
Plant rootlets look like the villi of our intestines and the plant roots also develop their own form of leaky gut in the roots. The separation between the soil and the plants immune system breaks down, making the plant more susceptible to fungi and bacteria because the plants immune system is failing. Even though the plant is green and looks healthy, just as so many of us look healthy (artificially) for a while until the immune system fails completely and suddenly there is serious, sometimes irreversible disease.
The gut micro biome constitutes 99% of the contribution of what we are as a species. Our DNA is responsible for 19,000 genes. The gut micro biome produces about 10 million genes. These are not human cells. We are nothing more than a container for those micro organisms. They are symbiotic in a healthy condition. They eat the food we eat, break it down and feed it to us. They produce short chain fatty acids which our body can’t make and needs for the maintenance of intestinal wall integrity. All the organisms that co-exist within us are essential to our health, even the “bad” ones have a purpose in proper proportion to good bacteria. Trouble starts to happen when we change the gut micro biome. We eat food that these organisms were not designed to eat. They know how to digest wheat, but not GMO wheat.
The shikimate pathway (shikimic acid pathway) is a seven step metabolic route used by bacteria, fungi, algae, some protozoan parasites and plants for the biosynthesis of folate and aromatic amino acids (phenylalanine, tyrosine, and tryptophan). Because glyphosate chelates minerals which are absolutely essential for certain metabolic pathways to function, and we block the shikimate pathway in plants and it kills the plant, they assumed it was safe for humans because this pathway is not found in animals or humans. However, the bacteria in our gut does have a shikamate pathway. Gut bacteria use this pathway to produce the building blocks (animatic amino acids) that produce the neurotransmitters; serotonin, melatonin, dopamine, which without them cause a lot of problems; depression, anxiety, stress, regulation of blood sugar. Not feeling full so you keep eating is serotonin. Sleepless is melatonin. Sleep disorders increase with the increased consumption of glyphosate. Dopamine is linked to Parkinson's disease. If the P450 cytochrome pathway, which helps the liver detoxify poisons in the environment, gets damaged or disabled, then all the toxins that are normally processed through that pathway become intensified, which explains more than a dozen different disorders caused by GMO diet. P450 also helps produce vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is common now.That is just two actions we know about. We don’t make these amino acids, but they are essential amino acids we must have. Therefore, they must be made by the bacteria in our digestive tracts and obtained from the plants we eat, and animals which eat plants. Neuromelanin has been shown to bind neurotoxins and toxic metals that could promote neuro-degeneration.
The shikimate pathway makes it possible for beneficial bacteria in our guts to make tyrosine for us. Tyrosine is needed to make neuromelanin, which is needed by the brain to relieve oxidative stress. A disturbance of that pathway is directly linked to Parkinson’s disease in humans. Motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease are caused by cell death in the substantia nigra (located in the mid-brain that is important for movement), which may be partly due to oxidative stress. The death of neuromelanin-containing neurons in the substantia nigra, pars compacta (inhibitory GABA neurotransmitter), and locus coeruleus (a nucleus in the pons of the brainstem involved with physiological responses to stress and panic) have been linked to Parkinson's disease.
Glyphosate starves out the shikimate pathway and disturbs the plants ability to produce colors and aromas. The colors and aromas of flowers are how plants attract pollinators for reproduction. Color and smell in nature is dependent on tyrosine, which is disturbed by glyphosate. Picture a world that goes from vibrant colors to gray. Nineteen different chemicals are washing into our water supply. Coral reefs that protect our fish and coasts are being damaged by chemical runoff.
Also patented as an antibiotic, which readily kills beneficial gut lactose and bicillus bacteria, but not as effective against pathogenic bacteria; ecoli, salmonella, etc. These pathogenic bacteria overpopulate causing dysbiosis or SIBO, which is linked to a long list of disorders. When you see this causation, it adds credibility to the possible causes.
Glyphosate is a class 2 carcinogen.
When glyphosate was used for Gypsy Moth infestation, thousands of people reported adverse health effects and some were hospitalized. Farm workers had antibodies to it from working with it. Glyphosate provokes immune system response in humans and animals.
Glyphosate is a mitochondrial toxin. Mitochondria are the energy centers of every cell. If the mitochondria get damaged, you can develop chronic fatigue and decreased mental function, but when switched to non-GMO foods, the energy returns and the mental fog lifts.
In addition to glyphosate, other chemicals are also part of the formulation of Roundup. These chemicals get glyphosate into the cells of plants, but all life is susceptible. For example, surfactants reduce the plants ability to resist absorbing glyphosate. Picture it like when you smell something you know is very harmful and you try to hold your breath. The formulations are more than 125 times more toxic than the glyphosate alone, or any of the other individual components.The EPA only wants test results on glyphosate, ignoring the possible interactions with other chemicals in the formula. It should be tested as it exists with all its synergistic effects. This is a common problem for risk assessment for pesticide exposure.
The primary way these things are regulated is to determine the lethal dose (LD50) of one chemical by giving one dose of that chemical to a group of rats and killing 50%. Then they compare the weight of the rats proportionate to the weight of a human and extrapolate what the harm could be. There should not be such a thing as “acceptable level of harm.” This runs diametrically opposed to the precautionary principle. The precautionary principle dictates that we know what we’re doing before we act on it and actually do it. It is unethical to “prove it” is safe in a human when clearly it isn’t, not even in trace amounts. There are no acceptable levels of harm. The precautionary principle should be on the shoulders of the manufacturer to prove their product is safe and not on an unsuspecting public, including children who are here and also those not yet born. It is like these technologies are “innocent until proved guilty” and if they’re found guilty, then their creators will do something about it. But they are not. Europe (EU) respects the precautionary principle a little more than we do in the US. I prefer to operate under the precautionary principle, as does the rest of the organic community. They created substances like saccharine, that were deemed safe and put on the market, then discovered to be unsafe and were removed after a lot of damage was done. Organics don’t take those risks.
In terms of bio synergy, when you mix chemicals, you develop something new. There is an understanding in toxicology that the dose does not make the poison in most cases. The mode of operation assumption for the past century is that the amount of something is going to cause a very linear response in the organism, when actually the smaller the concentration of a particular chemical, the greater the toxicity can be. Homeopathy functions on this same principle where the more diluted the substance, the more potent its effects. It sounds counter intuitive, but that’s how it works. With higher concentration of the chemical the cell would simply die, but at a lower concentration the cell adapts or mutates and the chemical acts as a carcinogen, causing cancer. That is what we are seeing! So, the idea that a little won’t hurt you is absolutely erroneous and leads to a false sense of security. There are no testing methods for non-lethal health effects that won’t kill initially, but over time causes death after years of chronic illness.
Desiccant - a hygroscopic substance used as a drying agent
Choosing ‘non-GMO’ is not enough. To increase yield, Glyphosate is sprayed on wheat, corn, rye, rice, lentils, sweet potatoes, fruit, coffee, oats, and soy as a desiccant to dry it before harvest. They had to genetically modify the glyphosate for this “drying” purpose, through an amino acid switch. Some of the protein receptors in the enzyme pathway have very specific targets and they change the one amino acid to change the structure so the corn or soy is not directly affected by the glyphosate. The consequence of robbing the soil and the plant of the ability to make essential amino acids is that now the plant suddenly can’t make the basic building blocks for the plant, and it dries up in three days - dead. When you harvest a food before it ripens naturally, you lose nutrient quality in the food.
The EPA increased the allowable glyphosate levels on over 160 crops. “NON GMO” labels don’t tell you that the wheat in the product was sprayed with Roundup 3 days prior to harvest, so the wheat will dry quicker and the harder grains are easier for the machines to manage. It is really a challenge for the consumer to protect themselves. We need truth and full disclosure in labeling with regard to our food. Until that happens, buy organic. Be aware, if one ingredient in the list is “non-GMO canola oil*,” for example, they can put “non-GMO” on the label but it doesn’t mean the rest of the ingredients are non-GMO, unless it bares the NON-GMO Project Verified logo. It’s a marketing tactic. If the label doesn’t specifically have the Certified Organic or Non-GMO Project Verified label, assume it is GMO and act accordingly.
When you eat GMO’s or food made from crops that are desiccated by glyphosate just before harvest, you are getting glyphosate that has been incorporated into the plant structures. The plant is engineered to be resistant to Roundup, but you are not. You are eating a plant based nerve gas agent that is labeled “safe for human consumption” by the EPA. Glyphosate penetrates and goes through tissues and cell walls. It chelates minerals, removing them from places where they need to be and moving them to places where they shouldn’t be, like in the brain. Glyphosate permits aluminum and other heavy metals to cross the blood-brain barrier and get into the brain. It can penetrate and go deeper into the body all over. This creates nutrient deficiency and heavy metal toxicity, simultaneously; Parkinson’s, dementia, Alzhiemer’s.
Glyphosate possesses every detrimental property you can imagine for a killer molecule. Glyphosate is an equal opportunity destroyer because it is a biocide that indiscriminately kills life, working its way into everything; not only plants, but also insects and the birds that eat them, microbes, earth worms, fish, animals and humans who consume the plants. Have you noticed the decrease of birds, butterflies and honey bees? I have! These chemicals don’t discriminate and go to work on everything they touch that’s rooted in biology.
Glyphosate is everywhere
Glyphosate and GMO seeds are spreading globally. This molecule persists and is very small on the molecular scale. It permeates and goes through tissues and cell walls. It is resistant to being destroyed. If we stopped spraying today, these chemicals would still be here in 60 years. We are 6 decades ahead of living without Roundup. It would take 4 generations after that to rid it from our bodies.
The reason Iowa, Indiana and Illinois grow feed corn and soy is because they can and most of the world can’t. The south-central United States is down stream of this, because water runoff from farm land seeps into streams and rivers that drain into the Mississippi River. The USGS did a study to test the air quality and rain samples around the Mississippi River and discovered that 75% of the air and water samples taken tested positive for Roundup and contained measurable amounts of glyphosate. This is not where it was being sprayed. It is not local. There are pockets where there is less, but nowhere is their none, and this will continue to double every 6 years if they keep doing this. It is omnipresent, meaning - everywhere at once. You can’t avoid exposure because it’s in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the rain that falls on your property. Glyphosate is in breastmilk, It is in the urine samples of every person that is tested. It is in rain samples. Glyphosate is an ingredient in vaccines given to children. It is everywhere!
Very minute amounts have profound effects on an organism. Once it is released into the environment, it can’t be recalled. It is carpet bombing all life, an infinite biodiversity, and destroying it broad spectrum. If we destroy biodiversity in our fields, we will end up with a very narrow band-width of human biology as well. What does survive is often resistant, but animal studies reveal that Clostridium - the pathogen responsible for tetanus, and Botulism toxin, which 2.2 pounds can kill every human on the planet - it is that toxic, is that glyphosate has been proven to shift the microbial balance toward a pro pathogenic profile, including Klebsiella (a genus of nonmotile, Gram-negative, oxidase-negative, rod-shaped bacteria found everywhere in nature. Klebsiella species are routinely found in the human nose, mouth, and gastrointestinal tract as normal flora; however, they can also behave as opportunistic human pathogens, and also infect other animals. Klebsiella organisms can lead to a wide range of disease states, notably pneumonia, urinary tract infections, septicemia, meningitis, diarrhea, and soft tissue infections.) When we alter the biosphere, the bacterial populations, to contain antibiotic resistant genes and also kill off the beneficial flora, this creates a nightmare situation in our micro biome, both in the GI tract of humans and in the soil of the earth. When these things are killed in our biosphere, and we can’t replenish them because they are now extinct, that becomes an extinction event for humans. This is a crime against humanity and apocalyptic.
Glufosinate is said to be a naturally occurring broad-spectrum systemic herbicide produced by several species of Streptomyces soil bacteria and Glufosinate-ammonium is a broad-spectrum herbicide. Both are very close in structure to Glyphosate as knock-offs. Reports have linked them to very serious birth defects.
The FARMERIf one farm uses GMO seeds and Roundup, and the farm next to it doesn’t, cross winds and cross pollination contaminates that farmers crops, whether they are conventional (non-GMO) or organic farms. When seed goes into pollination, it spreads its genetics to other farms. So, Monsanto hired lawyers to go from farm to farm, testing their crops and suing farmers for stealing Monsanto’s intellectual property, because genetic testing showed their crop was GMO, even though they didn’t buy seed from Monsanto, so therefore it was stollen. Monsanto forced those farmers into bankruptcy and then bought their farms to create farming operations that stretched as far as the eye could see. Monsanto ended up owning 95% of the soy and 85% of the corn industry in 10 years. Every case that went to court, farmers who didn’t want GMO seed were forced by Monsanto to then begin paying Monsanto for their system or lose their farm. This is how they turned 20,000 acre family farms into 200,000 acre corporate farms. Monsanto absorbed the smaller farms around them.
The way I see it, the farmers were injured and should have received compensation for damages from Monsanto, because their crops were infected, but of course they didn’t have the money to fight a corporation, so they lost everything. That’s criminal on every level.
GMO 2.0New genetic engineering technologies, gene editing and gene sequencing.
The most disturbing new development in GMO technology as it pertains to human health and our food supply is Monsanto and Dow Chemical are now inventing a new type of genetic modification that takes advantage of the way cells naturally regulate themselves. The human genome has been the focus of science for almost half a century. They’ve been looking at the protein genes in the human genome and then figure out how everything works, disguised as “trying to cure disease”. There was a great disparity because in 2000 they only found 22,000 genes that code for proteins, but the human body has at least 100,000 genes, so clearly there isn’t enough information to account for how we came up with the physical blueprint of our body. They recognized the dark matter of the human genome is the 98% that they once called “junk” and discounted, the non coding part of the DNA is actually full of useful information. In fact, most of it is transcribed into RNA’s. RNA’s orchestrate the expression of most protein coding genes in the human body, so the RNA’s are crucial to figuring out how everything works. The biotech companies realized that they can manipulate the RNA’s by interfering with the transcription of genes into proteins. So, what happens is, the genes go into messenger RNA and that turns into a protein in the ribosome. RNA’s interfere with that transcription and that’s how they silence genes. This dance accounts for the miracle of the body.
In 2008, Monsanto published a study in the publication - Food and Technology, that was about the indigenous RNA’s in grains, like rice. In rice, there’s over 100% perfect complimentary sequences between the RNA’s that occur naturally in the rice and the genes in the human body across every cell function. Over 10 of these genes just regulate the cell cycle. Every cell in our body requires those genes to function properly. The rice RNA’s can directly silence those genes. They argued that since rice and corn, which have been in the human diet for thousands of years, so they are perfectly safe, because theoretically these RNA’s in foods could silence all human genes essential for our health, but because they’ve already been in our food supply, they are safe. What they don’t account for is when those genes have been genetically altered or modified. If they alter genes and gene expression in corn, literally hundreds of down stream, unintended or off target effects can occur. That would affect the RNA profile in a plant which then can dramatically alter the functioning of every cell in our body. This isn’t genetic engineering of a plant any longer, but literally epigenetic engineering, because instead of affecting genes DNA by inserting genes from other species, they are affecting gene expression. RNA is more powerful than the genes themselves. This reveals a new concern because the unintended affects of manipulating RNA are in order of magnitude much higher than what has been going on at the more simplistic level of altering one protein coding gene here and there. They are opening another Pandora’s box. The Genie is out of the bottle and it can’t be put back in.
They are trying to capitalize on it by creating new technologies, patent a new EPA approved pesticide with new RNA interference molecules that kill insects and innovate new plants to manipulate the RNA interference in their seeds. The point is, they’ve discovered ways to completely shut down gene expression that is essential for our health.
Golden rice is created by inserting genes that produce beta carotene, which is supposed to help with vitamin A deficiency. It failed to boost beta carotene in field trials. Vitamin A deficiency is very serious and can cause blindness or death. First, the beta carotene doesn’t turn into vitamin A because it needs fat. Those people who are starving typically don’t have fat in their diet. Second, the metabolic pathway it’s working with can only produce retinoid acid, which is linked to certain diseases and birth defects. They are altering active molecules and changing metabolic pathways that are known to cause disease. For a child to get the minimum required daily dose of vitamin A they would have to eat seven bowls every day. A Chinese study showed that consuming genetically engineered Golden Rice, which have these RNA’s, had enough of an impact on their physiology that it changed the LDL receptor in the liver. Just consuming something as simple and natural as rice can have a profound effect on physiology which is correlated to cardiovascular health problems. It is no longer a question of whether food affects (1:1 correlation) our epigenetic expression, but how much that happens. If this was the only solution to blindness caused by vitamin A deficiency in developing countries, it’s still not worth putting people at risk for serious, life threatening diseases. They are risking the lives of people who already have poor health, by using a technology that is known to cause anti-nutrients, allergies and toxins. Without doing proper safety studies, because they think they have the moral high ground and therefore it’s not necessary to test. This is much more complex than straight A to B kind of thinking. When you start changing things, unexpected things reverberate through the system. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. In their arrogance those who benefit from this technology say, “RNA switching is much more exact than previous breeding technologies.” I don't think so!
Double strand RNA was thought to be a weigh station between the intelligence of the DNA and the proteins, but as it turns out, RNA can affect gene expression. Tiny clips of RNA folded back on itself can silence genes. They tested this in honey bees by feeding the larva one meal of double strand RNA as a control that was supposed to have no effect. Over the next several weeks that one meal changed the expression of over 1400 genes, or 10% of the genome that we know about in the honey bee. It changed systems that are vital for honey bee health. They fed double strand RNA to mice, which changed the gene expression in the liver. Insects and mammals, all of it has to do is link up with corresponding code along the DNA where it could silence the gene. Humans have 2 billion base pairs and 21 code RNA, so it could match up to many different areas. So the concern is that if we eat double strand RNA, it will hook up with our own DNA and silence or change our gene expression. This, I think, explains why I am receiving clients with MTHFR gene mutations and high oxalate issues, just to name two issues that show up.
No regulatory system exists that is capable of evaluating the impact of products that use double strand RNA. We can’t know of its potential impact in other organisms in the crop or humans who consume the food. Using double strand RNA in pesticides, there is no evaluating process to protect the environment. They are playing with the unknown and they know just enough to be dangerous.
To release genetics into the food supply and the environment where it can’t be recalled is entirely irresponsible.
The FOODThere is a history that reveals why as a species we have survived and accomplished what we did. It had to do with what we did or didn’t eat. Food science and policy around GMO food is that food is nothing more than energy, fuel or building blocks of nutrients; proteins, carbohydrates and fat, micro and macro nutrients and minerals. That is the most reductionistic view. ‘Reductionist’ is an important word, because the reductionist concept just focuses on one single thing until it is solved within certain parameters. It doesn't see the bigger picture.
Natural food is highly intelligent. It contains gene regulating information. Without it the genome and epigenetic genome of our species would fall apart overnight. Food is information and it has a nutri-genomic capacity to target on a granular molecular level very specific processes in a way that no man-made chemical, drug or biological alteration will ever even approximate. Food is sacred and it is advanced technology. Natural food science is the most cutting edge, validated science that exists today. Exoenzymes (an enzyme that acts outside the cell that produces it) in our food are able to directly orchestrate the DNA in our body. That’s science. That natural is best is the most scientifically validated statement that could possibly be made. This is not just the concept that natural is better, but that natural is best.
Your body utilizes plant DNA to function. If you eat genetically engineered produce, that gene, which has been designed to turn off or alter DNA can potentially change your DNA and you become a hybrid. Livestock are fed GMO’s and it affects them the same way. Then we eat the animal. We’ve created a society where it is very easy to get food. If you eat in any restaurant or processed food from the grocery store, I can guarantee you are being fed GMO’s.
Gene sequencing is already in production and in grocery stores now.
- They are applying this technology to farm raised salmon. If genetically engineered salmon escape from their farms, which they do, and breed with wild salmon populations, we can’t reverse that. GMO salmon grow two times the size on half the food and out compete natural salmon for food. Artificial color, GMO corn and soy are their feed.
- Poultry and beef are eating GMO.
- 80% of foods in the store have GMO ingredients.
- The ARCTIC apple - RNA interference manipulates the gene that controls oxidation to prevent browning. Nature does nothing uselessly. Bruised apples will not be thrown away in the store because they will not turn brown and we will eat rotten fruit. It is arrogant to think they can do this without consequence or liability. They are playing God.
- The Idaho potato family had a very narrow range of genetics and they developed diseases that wiped them out. The INNATE potato is genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine. The three new varieties of potato are the Russet Burbank, Ranger Russet and Atlantic, which have previously been approved by the USDA. Approved in 2014, the FDA says, “Innate potatoes are safe for the environment, safe to eat, and have the same taste, texture and nutritional qualities as conventional potatoes”. They are just telling consumers what they want to hear. The company, Simplot, said they will have reduced bruising and black spots, enhanced storage capacity and created a product that produces a lower amount of a chemical that is a potential carcinogen that is created when potatoes are cooked at high temperatures. They are likely referring to Benzene or Benzopyrene. Potato chip and French fry eaters, beware.
The US government allowed apples and potatoes on the market that use double strand RNA technology, so if we eat that food there is serious concern that they could reprogram human gene expression. It is twisted to think that producing an apple or potato that doesn’t turn brown from oxidation when sliced is worth putting an entire society at risk for something so ridiculous. I don’t know about you, but if my food is damaged or old, I want it to turn brown, so I can identify it as bruised or past its prime. It looses its nutritional content and grows mold that produces aflatoxin. They want to develop produce that deceptively appears fresh so we buy it and they don’t lose profits when old food would normally be discarded.
385 synthetic biology projects are going on now; Pink pineapples, and GMO wheat by 2022. The are manipulating genes and promoting them as having higher antioxidants to an unsuspecting customer.
Recently I learned about the Impossible Burger. The Impossible Foods brand has developed a meatless, "bleeding" burger which contains a mix of soy, wheat, coconut oil and "heme", which is derived from genetically engineered yeast. Heme is composed of 46 unexpected additional proteins, some of which are unidentified and none of them were assessed for safety in the dossier. This is another lucrative patented food source with the goal of replacing animal meat. This product is manufactured from start to finish with the highest level of processing imaginable and involve the use of man-made ingredients. They cannot recreate the complex mix of nutrients, synergy and cofactors the real meat contains. No-one has succeeded at replicating, much less outperforming nature.
They are proposing GMO trees
Trees communicate with each other, reaching out and touch each other underground as their root systems intertwine. Trees are highly adaptive. With the understanding we have of GMO crops that have come before them, we can safely predict how trees will behave as well. When those GMO trees spread and change the natural trees around them, they will affect them negatively and permanently in ways we can’t even imagine. Trees are grown for specific purposes, like lumber, nut and fruit production. We are doing a lot of things to disrupt the tree life cycle and interconnectedness which is causing them to be more vulnerable. Eighty years is a short life for a tree. There are trees that are known to be thousands of years old. Olive trees are still in Jerusalem that were growing when Jesus prayed in the garden. We need to study trees on their own terms and we also need to coexist with them. We need trees to produce the oxygen we breathe. Deforestation in the past 150 years has seriously damaged that.
GMO mosquitoes, in southern Florida, to eliminate Dang’e fever. They are inbreeding with the normal mosquito population.
GMO is registered with the EPA as a pesticide, not with the FDA as a food, yet it is in baby food and everything. The damaging effects of GMO foods on the GI tract are profound. GMO’s are harder to digest. That slows digestion. It should take no longer then 24 hours for food to go through you. If it takes longer, your food rots inside your body; carbohydrates ferment, fats become rancid, proteins putrefy, creating a toxic sludge that’s recirculating in your body, in addition to all the other chemicals from the environment, food, air and water supply. Every chronic illness is the result of toxic chemicals in the body. We breathe small amounts in and they get absorbed into the mucous membranes and absorbed into the blood. Processed food and beverages we consume are filled with GMO ingredients and chemicals.
We need three things - clean air, water and food, and they have poisoned all three of those things. It’s not just about eating GMO food or not eating GMO food. Everything is affected, whether you participate voluntarily in this global experiment or not. You need to breathe, eat and drink to live. Where will you get uncontaminated sources? There will be none.
There are very disturbing contaminants in food, i.e. supplements are contaminated with antibiotics. Organic products from China are contaminated with mercury and lead. Organic rice protein products were made safe once they were made aware. Canola, soy and corn oil, even organic brands, can be contaminated, so throw them out. A lot of organic canola, soy and corn oil is contaminated, but vegetable oils are not good oils for us anyway. High heat damages oil and creates toxic carcinogenic substances. naturalnews.com
I draw this analogy - Natural food is information and man-made food is corrupted information. You wouldn’t put corrupted information into your computer. What would happen? It would crash! We are putting corrupted information into our bodies. How would you expect your body to respond? If it causes a computer to crash, it makes sense that your body (immune system) will crash also.
Illness for profitAll organ systems are controlled from the gut. If you want to create illness for profit, or wipe out a population, you attack the gut of every individual.
- Workers at livestock butchering operations can tell the difference between an animal that was organically raised and one that was fed GMO feed, because the meat looks different; the color and the smell is putrid because of the genetic changes cause that putridity to happen. Amazingly, the full protein and metabolic expression of Roundup ready crops revealed 200 more proteins and metabolites than regular crops. Of the 198 changes, we don't know the impact, but for two we do. Putrizine and cadaverine cause rotting dead bodies to smell and they are at high levels in Roundup ready corn, whether or not it's been sprayed with glyphosate. They are also directly linked to allergies and cancer.
- A pig study showed that pigs who were fed a GMO diet had red, inflamed and ulcerated stomachs and pigs who were fed a non-GMO diet had no inflammation or ulcers. Veterinarians involved in the slaughter of food animals said it is normal to see this. Pigs given antibiotics and fed GMO feed had less inflammation but still had ulcers, which is why so many livestock are given antibiotics. We import pig intestines from New Zealand for sausage casings because here they are so un-fryable. GMO crops are destroying the insides of our food animals. Eating GMO’s and eating animals fed GMO’s cause the same types of things in us.
- If you are eating a commercially raised animal that has bioaccumulated all the pesticide, herbicide and GMO it’s eaten over its life time, you are consuming all that has concentrated in its tissues.
- US livestock are developing an epidemic of reproductive disorders at an alarming rate. Vets and scientists examined the aborted fetal tissue of livestock who had miscarriages. They found a very small organism (magnified 38,250x) that was new to science. It had never been seen before. They are still not sure what it is. They are analyzing the DNA. It can cause reproductive failure. This new organism is in high concentrations in soy and corn products that have been sprayed with glyphosate. The secretary of Agriculture was alerted to the serious nature of this in a letter from Dr. Doug Huber, advising against approval of Roundup Ready alfalfa, but nothing happened and the issue was ignored by the USDA. The USDA is owned by biotech.
- Dairy cows had milk production problems, arthritic type conditions, infertility and short lifespans on GMO feed. The first 60-80 days on GMO feed the cattle seemed "okay" and then the longer they were fed GMO feed with Roundup, the more would die. Since switching to non-GMO feed, cattle were healthier and calmer. Serious, and sometimes fatal, diarrhea disappeared and deaths from ulcers and stomach related illness disappeared.
We’ve seen an exponential rise in autoimmune diseases since World War II, and especially corresponding with the time GMO’s were introduced to the food chain in 1996. Since the mid-1990's, the number of people with chronic illness has doubled. Illnesses that weren't epidemic before are not epidemic. What has changed is the food. The things we are seeing today aren't normal. They didn't happen prior to the industrial age. 63 diseases have been linked to glyphosate and there are 29 distinct modes of toxicity. Liver damage, immune system damage, kidney problems, allergies, chronic illness, autoimmune diseases, infant mortality, premature births, infertility, and cancer, a wide range of adverse effects have been linked to glyphosate in our food supply. There are many diagnosis but they all have one cause, gut inflammation develops into systemic inflammation.
The research data that show this was terrifying to review. Nancy Swanson at the University of Washington went to the CDC and looked at the incidence or prevalence of a variety of different diseases and causes of death over the past 20 years. All of this data is published. Diabetes prior to 1996 is a flat line that shows an increase of less than 1% per year. After 1996 diabetes increased more than 5% every two years. Obesity took the same tract. Alzheimers was flat and after 1996 it had a steep increase. Dementia, same thing. Autism in the graph is flat and then it takes off. We are seeing Ricketts again, a micronutrient deficiency we considered gone. It doesn’t prove GMO’s are behind this but the correlation is so high you’ve got to wonder what is really going on. This correlation dwarfs anything else I’ve analyzed and explains the explosion of chronic disease in the past 20 years. Physicians typically don’t look at gut health as a source of disease. They don’t associate brain health with the gut either. The brain is not isolated. Look at family life. There is tension and strife within the family caring for children with autism, ADD/ADHD, behavior problems and cognitive deficiencies or an adult with a mental disorder. We need to look at nutrition as the solution to health care problems. Gut flora health is directly related to and important for brain health; psychologically and neurologically.
Forty years ago families were spending about 16% of their budget on food and 8% on health care. Those numbers have inverted. You can spend your $ on quality food or on prescription medications and doctors copays, but you will spend it. We have the cheapest food and the most expensive health care as a direct result. Our health care system is designed for and does amazing things in emergency and acute care, but it was never designed for chronic care. All of those chronic diseases start in your gut. Health insurance companies are investing (buying stock) in fast food chains. Why do you think that is?
The outcomes are dismal in terms of quality of life and longevity. Vaccinations of infants have increased, both in the number of vaccinations and number of times each vaccination is given. Baby formulas are high in GMO ingredients and contain pesticide residues. Antibiotics were introduced in the 1940’s and have been given freely, like candy. Autistic children who go organic are no longer autistic. The third generation of rats in studies who were fed GMO’s were infertile. Infertile couples who go organic have children. When people who experience health problems stop eating GMO foods, their health problems go away. It is predictable!
The lives destroyed and costs created by this way of producing food are incalculable. Europe is starting to crack down on it. When crops are produced overseas with high glyphosate levels, the EU won’t allow them, but the US has set glyphosate levels so high that then they come here. We’ve become the world’s dumping ground for foods that are considered too dangerous in other countries.
Compared to every other industrialized country, we are going backward and that has to do with consuming highly processed, synthetic fake food and how the food is grown. Medical expenses, lost income, and reduced quality of life are the price we pay. The circumstantial evidence surrounding GMO’s forces us to ask some serious questions. These biocides are designed to kill life, so why are we surprised when they get into our blood stream and end up killing us? GMO’s has not been in our food for a full generation, so we really have no idea what long term impacts we are going to see.
We are living in a toxic chemical soup from all different sources; VOC’s, HFC’s, industrial solvents and cleaning chemicals, agricultural chemicals, pollution in food and air, medicine, body care and laundry products, household cleaning products, city water. They may be tested individually, but not the incredible number of possible combinations and dosages and not the collective synergy between all these things. We are experiencing all these poisons collectively and emerging properties that cannot be identified by the individual elements, which can cause unpredictable and unexplainable tragedy. Who’s looking at the interaction of these different exposures? Nobody is looking at this! We will never have a tightly controlled study where all factors are managed but this one thing, because of how uncontainable all aspects of this are. Everyone’s environment is different, so the fluoride, chlorine, Rx drug residues, hexavalent chromium, and agricultural runoff is all going into the tap water and they can’t be filtered out. They all affect you.
The grand big picture reveals how many chemicals we are exposed to just from the environment combined, and then we add fake foods and toxic beverages that are consumed on a daily basis. People become allergic to everything man-made. The allergy epidemic, asthma, autoimmune diseases, epidemics of cancer, gut micro flora disorders, problems with gut micro biome, leaky gut all have everything to do with the chemicals in our environment. Liver cancer used to be very rare and only really related to Hepatitis B, but cancers have increased in all age groups with no known connection except GMO and glyphosate exposure. Cancer is the new normal because we’re being poisoned on a daily basis. They are manufacturing disease.
The sad thing is that the earth has become sick. We are connected to the earth. Do you know why you have cancer, diabetes, heart disease? No. Don’t you need to understand a problem before you can fix it? Yes. Let me explain why you have the disease that you have.
- You are self producing toxic chemicals your body creates from chronically being in stress physiology.
- Parasites, viruses, bacteria and fungi get into your body through a leaky gut wall and are making toxins that add to this burden.
- A tremendous amount of toxicity is in our environment from plastics, heavy metals, what we’re eating and drinking, exposed to in the air, water and on our skin.
- Your elimination and cleansing organs can only detoxify so much in a given amount of time and your exposure far exceeds the body’s ability to clean itself. What happens? The gut, then the liver and kidneys get blocked, so your body can’t detoxify and even more toxic backup occurs.
- GMO foods slow motility and block your elimination routes. You should have 2-3 or more bowel movements daily.
- Leaky gut allows the contents of your bowel to leak into the blood stream, adding to the toxic load. What is the body to do?
- Other elimination routes like respiration and perspiration are not functioning optimally because you are less active, so that’s not happening.
- Urination - not drinking natural water, so the elimination route is not functioning optimally.
- Regular menstrual cycles allow the body to cleanse itself by releasing blood.
- The body dumps all these chemicals and pathogens in one area and walls it off - tumor.
- Diabetes - the pancreas is damaged and malfunctions.
- Cells breathe and hydrate just like we do, so they are suffocating and dehydrated, so they can’t function, reproduce, etc.
- Heart disease from consuming HFCS - cardiovascular system,
- Heavy metals, displaced minerals, toxins and pathogens collect in joints causing arthritis.
- Your self healing mechanism is suppressed and your immune system begins to literally die.
The only way to reverse this is to change those things that caused it in the first place. They all fall under the heading of ‘Lifestyle’. Eliminating toxins, parasite cleanse, heavy metal detox, kidney, liver and gallbladder cleanse, and nourishing the body activate the self healing mechanism and your immune system can be restored. Paying attention to your body, BM’s, urination, perspiration, breathing, thoughts, feelings, sleep, chewing, digestion, energy, pain levels and location, mood. Keeping your body clean. All these things have depleted your energy and made you feel toxic and sick. You don’t want to go back to that, so it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This is the natural way your body was made to heal. Grounding to the earth. Don't think, “Oh, a trace amount of poison won’t hurt me”. Small amounts bioaccumulate.
GMO insulin was approved and put on the market for human use in 1978. They genetically altered yeast to produce an insulin-like (not bio identical) molecule and called it “Humulin”, so people would think it’s like human insulin. That insulin has three amino acid substitutions in that insulin molecule, so at a primary structural level, it’s not true human insulin and it can’t function the same way. It has some insulin-like properties but the difference is profound because on the secondary level of a protein structure is a folding structure that has a whole other layer of information. Structure and function are two sides of the same coin, so altering structure also alters function. There is a tertiary (3 rd) level and quaternary (4th) level, so this is not the same insulin that the pancreatic bata-cells produce. In type 1 diabetes, there is an autoimmune process where beta-cells get destroyed and you end up with lower insulin level. Now this insulin is produced from genetically modified e-coli and prescribed for those with type 2 diabetes, which are insulin resistant cases, so throwing more insulin into their system makes no sense. What’s needed is a change in diet, detoxify the body and some lifestyle interventions.
A recent Japanese study fount that within an average of 7.7 months of using this insulin on participants with type 2 diabetes, they also developed type 1 diabetes. They found increases of antibodies to insulin in their blood as well as decreases in C peptide which indicates that their beta-cells were further being destroyed. The cardiovascular events like heart attack have doubled among those using this therapy since the 1980’s. It’s not that they don’t produce enough insulin, but they are not responding to the insulin they produce. The medicine they are forcing on people with diabetes is actually compounding the problem and causing double diabetes. They are creating an epidemic of insulin therapy induced cardio toxicity. The insulin is worse than the condition they’re treating type 2 diabetes for. The point is now, the source of the insulin they’re taking. Be informed so you can make the best choice for you based on wisdom and not blind faith. Prior to this was pork derived insulin which was the closest thing you can give to a human who could not produce insulin and does contain some beneficial molecules. Pig sources if insulin can’t be patented because it is a natural substance and it can’t be controlled, so it is not as profitable. That’s why it is no longer available in the United States. But, just as with GMO, we are stripped of our choices and forced to use it.
Poor health is common these days, but it hasn’t always been this way. People were not on medication 150 years ago. This has come about since the pharmaceutical industry was created. The first synthetic drugs were developed between 1850-1945; epinephrine, norepinephrine, amphetamine, barbiturates and insulin. 1945 -1970 - anti-infective and anti hypertensive, contraceptives. 1970-1980 - statins.
We’ve already been engineered. That experiment is unfolding in our biological involvement in the largest uncontrolled experiment in human history, and we are getting sicker. 70,000 new chemicals have been introduced into our environment in the last 100 years. No-one knows what these chemical cocktails are going to do, but we see a trend that points toward the extinction of man. I am anti-progress that is setting us back and going to cause our extinction. The biggest unknown is that there will be coevolution, but the human body can’t adjust as fast as human ingenuity. Food, air and water supply is part of that uncontrolled experiment and a few people are taking a very risky gamble with not only our health, but our existence.
Nature abhors the unstable and unnatural. It may take the extinction of humans to reverse this, if we don’t. The earth is itself a self healing organism and the earth will heal itself. It will take centuries to get GMO’s completely out of the food chain. We really screwed up big this time.
More than any time in human history, we need to have strong immune systems. Super bugs are expected to be our greatest threat by 2050 as a result of the continued production of new antibiotics and widespread, indiscriminate use of them. The prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria has raised such a concern that the CDC has declared it “nightmare bacteria” and “there is nothing we can do about it.” It is anticipated that infections from resistant pathogens will be the number one killer world wide and many millions of humans will die. This is not just abstract thinking but real and measurable. The insanity of science is that they are trying to develop BETTER antibiotics. That’s how we got in this mess! It’s insane to keep doing the same thing and expect different results.
LIBERTY LINKThey know that different genetically engineered seeds and different herbicides will need to be developed in the future to replace those that become obsolete. 24D is a component of Agent Orange. Dicamba (3,6-dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid) is a broad-spectrum herbicide, also known as, Banvel, Diablo, Oracle and Vanquish. This chemical compound is an organochloride and a derivative of benzoic acid. It works by increasing plant growth rate, so when the plant outgrows its nutrient supplies, it dies. These are the new generation and so they pick another poison when weeds no longer respond to Roundup. GE canola can become triple resistant to glyphosate, 24D and Dicamba through cross breeding and develop into a noxious weed. Herbicide tolerant crops expos us to a toxic soup. Monsanto, Bayer, Dow and DuPont purpose is to create, produce and sell more chemicals. That’s what they do!
Bayer Crop Science has purchased Monsanto and got approval from the European Union (EU) and the US EPA to put a new GMO on the market. Liberty Link is the new name. Now Bayer, a German company in Europe, will own 95% of the food chain in the US. Bayer can pull Roundup ready crops from our farmers when it stops producing and immediately put in Liberty Link world wide. The whole thing will start over again with new patents for all these chemicals, new GMO with different amino acid blocks, pesticides and herbicides. The name Liberty Link is totally opposite of what it actually is, to fool people. It is covered up and the same story all over again, but this time we have a precident and we’re not going to be blind sided by something totally new. Their was no third party testing before Liberty Link got approved and so we are ready to see very intense chemical curves. It’s in Bayer’s best interest to make people sick with their Liberty Link and then sell the magic pharmaceutical cure for the disease they created. It’s the perfect business model. Everyone must eat!
Bayer Crop Science and Syngenta in the EU couldn’t convince their government of the safety of their neonicotinoid product, but somehow they managed to convince the US government, because ours is the best government you can BUY.
Every business goes from concept, to product, to fast growth, to plateau, to needing to reinvent or improve to get another period of growth. Monsanto has cycled through these stages a number of times and they have sold their stock to Bayer. Why would Bayer, a big pharmaceutical company, purchase Monsanto's stock - a plateauing company? Because the world is saturated with Roundup ready crops that are failing and consumers are refusing GMO products?
History repeats itself
The Nazi regime in Germany hired FK Pharmaceutical Co., also known as Bayer, to do research on sterilizing the Jewish people. History records that Bayer did human biological experiments. We heard an outcry around the world when this was uncovered in the 1940’s. We’ve seen chemical genicide in Ruanda and other places since then. Genicide is not a new idea in governments. This is the first time we’ve disguised genocide in a non-war context. Remember -cide means to kill. Initially, it was cloaked in the Green Revolution of the 1950-60’s. Then the altruistic farmer who’s feeding the world and preventing starvation, because we have 7 billion people on the planet to feed. The attention of the public has been shielded from this Agricultural Genocide, which can potentially kill a large group of people deliberately. This is disturbing on so many levels.
Surviving climate changeThe concept that genetically modified organisms are going to help us survive climate change and severe drought has developed a monoculture model that eliminates the infinite number of variety of microorganisms, plants and animals, and kill everything but one plant that is genetically modified to survive carpet bombing of poisons that kills everything else, and that our only source of food - one plant that’s just barely living. We’ve killed all those amazing variables of a particular species that could survive sudden water or temperature changes. The justification that GMO’s will somehow confer a benefit is destroyed by this mode of operation, because diversity is removed from the equation. Evolution of a species is erased. What happens when you discover you’ve gotten it wrong and you’ve got only one?
Non-GMO crops produce 79% increased yield and are sustainable. Organic out performs GMO during times of drought.
We were given an amazing planet with such great diversity and we’re allowing corporations to kill everything on the surface of the earth ostensively to save humanity, but really for profit. It’s the most observed narrative and people are tolerant of it, which is so unbelievably absurd to me that they allow it to happen and participate every day by purchasing their products. They allow it to continue, but people who object to this are considered outliers and weirdos for caring about the problem, for everyone’s sake, not just their own.
Initiative to label GMOGMO Proposition 37 (PROP 37) was a California ballot measure rejected in California at the statewide election on November 6, 2012. This initiative statute would have required labeling of genetically engineered food. Pro industry funded commercials were broadcast to scare consumers with skyrocketing food prices and supply problems. They have something to hide. Nestle, Hershey and other big industry poured $45 million into fighting prop 37. Prop 37 was defeated 51 to 49, so it was very close. The right to know the health risks of GMO’s. The campaign was limited because there was not enough information. It didn’t include facts about the dangers about GMO’s we are now aware of today. Monsanto’s PR people pretend genetic engineering is completely precise and predictable, and therefore it has no risks, so it doesn’t need any regulation, and no consumer will ever complain because they’ll never know.
No requirements exist in the US to label products containing GMO ingredients. We can't know who's eating GMO and who's not eating GMO at all, to be able to do studies. Confusion makes it impossible for liability to be determined.
These big corporations are trying to make the GMO labeling law very lax and only have to put a 1-800 number or QC code on the label, so it’s not actually putting GMO on the label. Studies show 70-90% of people will not buy GMO if it were labeled, and food industry giants don’t want it labeled because it would destroy the profitability of their products. The FDA refers to food industry giants as "clients" and they must protect the reputation of their clients. The main stream media propaganda said, “Its safe and its been tested, so don’t worry about labeling.” We know that's a lie. Just look at the judgements against Monsanto in history for Dioxin & PCB’s, Agent Orange, saccharine, and aspartame production, but “okay, now their products are safe and we can trust them.” No! (Aspartame is derived from a genetically engineered microorganism.) A large enough population of people need to be using something for a period of time before the true negative health effects are known.
- Dioxin - More than 90 percent of human exposure is by eating animal products that are contaminated by these chemicals. Dioxins are absorbed and stored in fat tissue, and therefore, accumulate in the food chain.
- PCBs have been demonstrated to cause a variety of adverse health effects. They have been shown to cause cancer in animals as well as a number of serious non-cancer health effects in animals, including: effects on the immune system, reproductive system, nervous system, endocrine system and other health effects. Studies in humans support evidence for potential carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic effects of PCBs.
The March Against Monsanto
On May 25, 2013, over 3,000,000 people in 400 cities, in 41 countries participated in the March Against Monsanto. The Facebook page for this event started February 2013 and it went viral. It’s a consumer level movement that insists, “We have the right to informed consent, to know if a food is GMO, so we can decide on an individual basis if we want to take part in this experiment." email@example.com
Main stream media ignored the march. The March Against Monsanto was one of 10 unreported world events of the year. Media is cooperating with Monsanto because media gets there advertising dollars from these big industries. Every commercial has to do with drugs, food, beverages, lawn care, or cleaning chemicals. They can’t damage the reputations of these multi-million dollar corporations. There has been a total media blackout on this huge global event every year since May 2013. That shows their influence on this one machine.
The person who organized this event began to receive personal attacks. She took time away from her family to do this because her children’s future is at stake here. Her hope is that this will set lives on a better path and produce a positive result. This experience prompted her to share, "Social media have trolls watching out for people saying anything that goes against GMO’s and they use shaming, bullying and harassment to dissuade you. Show boldness and firmness, and remain steadfast because you are modeling it for others. Otherwise, shaming and bullying work. This is a personal development opportunity. Don’t shrink and say, “I’m not going to post about that anymore.” Double down and don’t try to convince the paid trolls. They have no data to support their position."
When people break ranks and literally put their careers and personal safety on the line, because they see the truth, they have everything to lose and nothing to gain. They are simply motivated by their concern for humanity, even if it means they must sacrifice themselves. They are the heroes because their life is not as important as the lives of humans and the earth, and future generations. They are willing to take those risks and all they ask of us is to support their efforts by doing two very simple things. 1) Tell others 2) Act on the information. Instead, it has been met with violent opposition and people try to marginalize; treat it as insignificant or perpetual.
April 1999 the EU went GMO-free. Even though the March against Monsanto wasn't covered by mainstream media, it did produce some positive results. The European community pushed GMO’s out! It took 10 weeks of eliminating GMO’s in Europe to cause a tipping point and now no GMO’s are permitted in the EU. It wasn’t the government. It was Nestle, Unilever, and Burger King’s response to informed consumers. Those companies created non-GMO versions of their products, but still sell it to the unsuspecting American public with GMO ingredients. If even a small percentage switched to non-GMO, we win! Moms who are feeding their children, sick people who want to get better, practitioners who are helping clients recover their health are receptive to this message.
When people stop consuming GMO’s because they see no benefit; taste, nutrition, texture and health, the companies will also see no benefit and a pure liability that can cost them sales. Since they are functioning with the mindset of profits and business models, lets communicate to them in a language they understand. Our $ can talk to them directly, and as loudly as their $ talks to lobbyists, politicians, and organizations in their pockets. They will avoid any drop in market share. They are threatened by an informed consumer who can vote with their $ and override big food industry voting with their lobbying $, because they get that money from us. So, any decrease in sales will create a tipping point. Shaping markets and demand with consumer $ is extremely powerful. Farmers grow what is in demand. In response to customer behavior, farmers are returning to conventional crops to tap into the non-GMO market, but their soil is contaminated. The genie is out of the bottle and it can’t be put back in.
In 2015, 57% of people said they were concerned that GMO’s may cause health problems. Now it’s 61%. Major companies are now converting to non-GMO so they don’t loose market share before their competition changes their product. Join the winning side!
PRO GMOFeed the world! GMO’s garner a lot of enthusiasm about feeding the world and improving the economics for farmers. Feeding more people with less land. This was the original idea of the Green Evolution in the 1970’s. They claim, “We can genetically modify crops to use less water and engineer them to take up more nutrients from the soil, so they have higher nutrient content and require less fertilizers and pesticide.” They proudly proclaim the following benefits of using this technology - the reduced use of soil incorporated pesticide by the use of glyphosate, requiring much less tilling of the soil, less soil erosion, less soil degradation, better water filtration, planting in a one step operation, less fuel used.
Now almost 40 years has passed. Their Malthusian predictions did not come true. Reality reveals the opposite is true. Every assumption made about GMO's have turned out to be false.
- greater yields - Sure, for the first 2-3 years farmers experienced higher yields, but its not a sustainable thing. When they keep growing GMO crops, yields drop off suddenly and fail in 7-10 years. Independent studies (not paid for directly or indirectly by the biotech industry) conclude that GMO's create an economic wash.
- no adverse effects - We’ve seen an exponential rise in autoimmune diseases since World War II, and especially corresponding with the time GMO’s were introduced to the food chain in 1996. 63 diseases have been linked to glyphosate and there are 29 distinct modes of toxicity. Liver damage, immune system damage, kidney problems, allergies, chronic illness, autoimmune diseases, infant mortality, premature births, infertility, and cancer, a wide range of adverse effects have been linked to glyphosate in our food supply. There are many diagnosis but they all have one cause. Glyphosate causes gut inflammation and that develops into systemic inflammation.
- improved soil health - Glyphosate is water soluble, so it captures minerals and they are washed out of the soil the next time it rains. It kills earth worms and soil microbes.
- using less pesticide and herbicide - Pesticide use decreased in the first 13 years by 64 million pounds, however, when the bugs became resistant, more extreme pesticide measures had to be implemented. Also, the use of glyphosate increased 382 million pounds during that time. Herbicide resistance in weeds is a serious problem, so herbicide rotation is critical because the use of glyphosate has created resistant weeds. What they don’t say is that they know the use of glyphosate should need to increase as the weeds become more resistant. This doesn’t cause the use of less herbicides because as weeds become more resistant and more applications of tweaked formulations are required to get the same effect. Roundup resistant weeds have taken over in more than half of the acreage around the US. We know that antibiotics create resistant pathogens so of course we should already understand it will do the same thing to weeds. That’s what nature does. People an agriculture understand this already.
- less fertilizer use - Plant physiologists recognize that glyphosate chelates mineral uptake reduction causing nutrient deficiency in plants with these genetic modifications. Even though soils are becoming more deficient, any replenishment of minerals would be a waste because glyphosate makes the plants incapable of absorbing them. However, organic crops are not experiencing these deficiencies because they companion plant, rotate a variety of crops and replenish the soil using natural sources the plants can uptake and work with nature, so nature works with them.
- more nutritious food - Glyphosate strips the soil of minerals the plants need, but that we also need to receive from eating plants.
- feed the world - In the late 1990’s, Monsanto funded a 5 year campaign promoting that GMO’s are needed to feed the world. This background story is based on a lie. We actually have more food per person than at any time in human history. The government is paying farmers not to plant and let their land go fallow, because a surplus would drive prices down. What we have are distribution and socio-political issues, not problems with yield.
Yes, there are places where people are starving, but it’s due to lack of education. Put an orchard in where people are starving, a well, medicinal plants so now they have water, food and medicine. Teach them to fish so they can feed themselves, instead of giving them a fish and feed them for one meal so they are hungry again. For 5 cents daily, you could give a vitamin A supplement that would be far more effective and they spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the Golden Rice project. There has been tremendous success using real solutions in developing countries by teaching the people to plant gardens with a biodiversity of food and that reflected in their diet. This costs a fraction of what was spent on genetic engineering, which doesn’t work. Holistic and logical approaches have dropped the level of deficiency considerably. So it’s working!
Yes, there are children going to bed hungry, but it is because their parents can’t earn a fair wage and afford to purchase food. It is not that there is a shortage of food, but economic hardships plague many people world wide.
- 36% of GMO crops go into livestock feed. GMO’s do not feed the world because third world countries can’t afford meat and use other protein sources, so how does feed corn and soy for livestock feed poor, starving people.
- 24% of GMO crops are plants for human consumption and 95% of those crops are food stuffs used to make snack/junk foods and high fructose corn syrup. So we’re not talking about nutritious foods! Third world countries don’t buy processed food.
- 40% of GMO crops are corn that goes into fuel.
Subsidizing farmers who grow corn and soy causes them to choose that crop over others, which are not subsidized. In Canada, they grow mostly canola (Clear Field), wheat, and barley. 90% of Canadian canola is GMO rape seed.
The government of Argentina did a study and looked at the data. Pediatric cancers in Argentina increased three fold and birth defects increased four fold, which coincided with the increased use of glyphosate among farm families and workers. They were already being exposed to toxic Atrazine pesticides prior to the transfer to GMO crops and glyphosate, so this calls us to question, “Is glyphosate less toxic?” No.
Farm workers in Africa who ate GMO corn developed upper respiratory problems, aching feeling to having the flu and severe headaches. Within 48 hours of seeing their eyes didn't track (one went one way and the other eye went the other way) and the worker died. The farmer and his workers switched to non-GMO corn. His labor force experienced complete recovery of the health issues they were experiencing.
Haiti was given free GMO seeds, they grew them for a while and then burned the fields, returning to natural farming techniques.
Birth defects among farm workers is 70x higher. Most other countries have said, “No” to GMO.
Corporations believe Mother Nature is a formidable opponent to growing food, and that farmers need to be able to fight disease, insects, weeds, drought, etc. “Farming technology and science is necessary and more sustainable,” they say. They add, “We will learn more as we go along.” The truth is we don’t need genetics and chemicals to grow food. Plants have been successfully cultivated for thousands of years and put man at the top of the food chain without messing directly with genes.
All of these natural systems evolved together. Mono crops, where mega-farms plant hundreds of acres of the same thing, which is unnatural and of course nature will not support what is unnatural. This is why corporate operations are fighting with nature. Soil deficiencies are increased in mono-crop culture, as well as diseases and pests. For example, oats strip the soil of manganese. Monoculture farming is unnatural and it hasn’t worked. It breeds infection.
The scienceA molecular biologist doesn’t understand two things — molecules and biology. They work on paper!
Science has become a religion and they somehow expect science to “save us”. After all the failures, they believe eventually they will get it right with the next chemical or medicine. At some point you need to jump off the train because it’s going off a cliff. Our default religion is scientism. Pharmakeua is talked about in the Bible as demonic. Evolution and the big bang are theories, but they are taught as fact because it drives the materialistic agenda. I used to be an atheist, so I know.
It’s really two different worlds of the intoxicated and the deceived around certain scientific achievements. In their arrogance, they don’t respect the intelligence that created this amazingly complex system they are tampering with and transfer that credibility to themselves. Science has not come close to catching up with whether these things are in any way safe. The human body is so complex on a physiologic and molecular level that the number of variables to control are impossible to calculate, much less anticipate. It’s impossible to test for the safety of novel, new transgenic or epigenetically modified food. They can’t even prove the safety of these novelly altered organisms. Human safety trials are unethical but that is exactly what they are doing. We are all forced to be part of one big uncontrolled experiment with no precautionary principal at all. Do we want to participate in this experiment that is being forced on the masses?
This reminds me of the black and white science fiction movies from the 1950-60’s, which came out during the same time they were beginning to dabble in all this stuff. What you visualize, you create.
Movies like The Fly, in 1958. A scientist mutates into a grotesque human fly after one accidentally flew into his transportation machine and mixed two atoms. Atoms! Back then they didn’t know what they know today. Also, the movie Frankenstein, in 1970. These were considered “horror” films. More recently, Honey I Shrunk The Kids and Ant Man. This is not entertaining or funny when it’s happening for real. They are creating Frankenfoods. This is no longer science fiction but reality.
In biological science, we can no longer separate ourselves from the biosphere as a whole. This discovery reveals that anything we do out there is going to directly affect each one of us personally on every level and carry on to multiple generations, if not into perpetuity. It puts the responsibility back on us, where previously we could have said, “The only thing we need to worry about is glacial changes in the primary nucleotide sequence of a few thousand protein coding genes and that takes hundreds of thousands of years for one gene to be altered. Now in real time, the RNA’s in the micro vesicles of the food you are consuming will go into your body and start dramatically altering the expression of your DNA. You will become a hybrid. Add glyphosate to the picture and you can calculate how it would dramatically reduce your lifespan, just by consuming trace amounts of these GMO’s and chemicals. We can’t use age old fatalistic justifications anymore for our irresponsible behavior. Many thousands of years of agricultural stewardship history are being ignored and permanently damaged for future generations.
The scientific method is to question the status quo and find out what’s false about what used to be believed so the truth can move humanity forward. The science is never settled on anything and we should always be evolving and investigating, not thinking we’ve got all the answers. It’s anti science to suppress true science. They are practicing a fictitious form of science while pointing their fingers at others and accusing them of being unscientific. If you question the science, which has become a religion, you are a sinner; reprobate. People who object to this are viewed as crazy and discredited.
The science is not intimidating when you understand natural processes. It is very simple. If you live a certain way, you are more susceptible to disease. When you take antibiotics, instead of addressing lifestyle, you get sicker - not better. We are being pulled into materialism. We think, science can figure it out. We think there’s a material solution for every problem. It’s a masculine strategy that forces, conquers, wars against. We are going to find out the hard way there isn’t a material solution and that masculine strategies don’t work, because the earth is the feminine. You are not going to beat nature! Nature will always win and have the last word. We may become extinct in the process, but nature will win in the end and restore all. For nature to be commanded, it must first be obeyed. Study and comprehend nature, don’t try to control it.
Discredit the oppositionIn 2015, IARC - International Agency for Research on Cancer declared glyphosate to be a human carcinogen. Monsanto has tried to get them to retract that statement and discredit them in any way possible. The EPA and Monsanto know it causes cancer, but they bury they research. The Genetic Literacy Project by the American Council for Science and Healthcare is a front group for Monsanto to discredit people who oppose them. This is also a standard practice of pharmaceutical companies.
There is a machine behind the promotion of GMO’s that suppresses evidence for the sake of profits. When a scientist discovers a problem, they are crucified, threatened, ridiculed, made fun of, their reputation is ruined, they are discredited, loose tenure, funding or their job. Hundreds of very qualified scientists refuse to work in this area because they don’t want to incur this risk to their careers. People who try to uncover the truth about GMO’s and make it public are investigated and defamed. They took over the Wikipedia page and made changes. They have key people in high places to put out fires in the press when some problem surfaces. All these key people in high places say the same thing when they are interviewed to discredit the research in the media. Then they say it’s a consensus. This represses the reporting and suppresses the desire of scientists to put themselves in the spot light. They cast dispersions on people who go against GMO’s. Personal and professional attacks can be expected.
The government is in collusion with big industryThe government isn’t doing anything about GMO’s and glyphosate. In fact, Obama signed the Monsanto Protection Act giving them complete judicial immunity from any kind of law suits. Trading favors is how legislative campaigns get funded. They are protected against liability. There is currently a lawsuit in California against Monsanto. Monsanto pays 18 lobbying groups several million dollars to affect policy. Heavy lobbying by the big chemical companies helped put into place the federal and state guidelines that are being followed, to make laws favor them. Any laws that don't favor them, they are finding new ways to take advantage of loop-holes to accomplish their goals.
Michael Taylor, one of Monsanto’s lead lawyers, took one of the top positions in the Bush/Regan administration and passed legislation that said GMO crops are no different then non-GMO crops and never have to be researched. GMO food is patented, so obviously it's not the same as non-GMO. In the Obama administration, Michael Taylor was the food safety tzar. He was put in that position because the White House instructed the FDA to promote GMO's.
The FDA turned the investigation of GMO crops over to the biotech companies who were producing these products and said, “You have to establish the safety mechanism.” So every new crop that comes out today, all they have to do is say its safe and the FDA turns a blind eye. People assume the FDA approves this, but they never say, "This GMO is safe." Establishing self-affirming GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) is nothing to brag about. GRAS is in an antiquated system that allows novel chemicals and ingredients into the food supply without stringent testing and safety review. When the GRAS was written into law in the 1950's, it was before the concoctions used in processed foods today ever existed. GMO's got the GRAS by bypassing the normal criteria for food additives. The FDA only has to issue a statement, "Monsanto believes it's foods are safe" on a piece of paper. There's your approval. It is a meaningless exercise.
We’ve been outsourcing our authority to the FDA and if they say it’s okay, then it must be okay. The overwhelming consensus among the scientists working at the FDA was that GMO's were different and dangerous, and needed to be studied / tested. Twenty-one years ago the FDA knew this technology wasn't ready and especially not for putting in our food supply.
Over half of the drugs approved by the FDA are removed or relabeled as more dangerous within 2 years. Drug approval requires extraordinary amounts of data and they still get it wrong. Over 100,000 people in the US die every year from Rx due to unanticipated adverse effects. The pharmaceutical industry is no different from the agricultural industry. They create the disease through diet and create the ‘solution’ through drugs, and have both barrels pointing at us with their finger squeezing the trigger. You have a reaction to milk from cows that were given drugs and fed GMO feed and go to the doctor who treats your symptoms with medication to change the chemistry again in the body. A drug without a side effect is not a drug at all. It is a degenerating cycle. The body struggles to express the best health possible so that we ‘wear disease well’.
The EPA is the agriculture departments “food” version of the FDA for medicine. Thomas Viscilseck is the secretary of agriculture who came out of the biotech industry.
The EPA doesn’t have the budget to do double blind, placebo controlled studies for anything in agriculture, so they depend upon the big corporations to do the tests and provide the EPA with “proof of safety”. There are no studies being done, but there should be, not only for crops for human consumption, but also for the food animal and the plant products that compose their feed. If they develop a drug to use in food animals a study is required, but if they use chemicals on feed crops no study is required.
The EPA leaked documents showing they are working in collusion with the pesticide industry. They underplay the very real dangers of these molecules and demonize anyone who tries to expose this crime against nature and humanity. They also knew when you put these genes out there in crops, they will cross pollinate, permanently changing the gene pool of all plants, animals and humans.The EPA and FDA are about promoting their clients, so food manufacturers are making a profit selling foods that make us sick and drug manufacturers are making a profit off our sickness. There is a vicious cycle of collusion. People are unaware how compromised things have become.
They go through the FDA & EPA approval process with no safety studies on how they will affect the environment and people. There is now a direct and accelerated application from the lab to the land, and real life application without knowing anything about what they are doing, because the tests for safety over time is not being done. The effects of GMO’s and glyphosate is something we cannot know in one generation, which reveals why they are eliminating that step because the people who would benefit financially from it wouldn’t be here when its studies produce those results and they want their profits now. Approval and promotion of GMO's was based on industry manipulation and political collusion over decades.
I avoid believing the US government on anything regarding health, safety and nutrition. If they encourage it, I run from it. If they say to avoid it, I take a closer look and give it a try. They are doing the bidding of big corporations and I want no part of it. This is common sense and startling at the same time. Putting blinders on the situation would be to your own peril.
We are literally lab rats. It’s very disturbing what can happen based on what we already know. With the advent of RNA interfering technologies and the silent approval by the EPA of this technology, the populations that will be exposed to these new foods and pesticides will now have to contend with more dangerous risks than ever. This is very frightening because it’s already just recently been quietly approved on June 23, 2017, and applied for full market use. For example, food regulatory agencies have failed us in that the vast majority of approved food products which have a surreptitious viral sequence from poly-flour-mosaic retrovirus. This plant virus contains sequences which when inserted into the foods of humans and animals we eat, can profoundly alter the phenotype of cells. Yet, regulatory agencies, who have left it up to manufacturers to voluntarily report on the safety of their products, deem it safe because it has not been proven to be unsafe, while turning a blind eye to the issue of safety entirely. 165 genetically engineered crops have been approved in the US.
The courts US supreme court justice Clarance Thomas is a former Monsanto attorney. He refuses to remove himself from any case involving Monsanto, even though it is a conflict of interest, and he rules in their favor every time. More lawsuits will come.
Hundreds of people are in every branch of government and it's a masterful plan to monopolize our food supply. They want to own our food supply. These people are at the top of policy decision making and have infiltrated top levels of government all the way down to grass roots efforts. There is no decision making coming from the public, which is who government is supposed to represent and have their best interest in mind. It’s not about the health of people, which is the basis of a healthy economy and a healthy nation!
The New York Times published an article about the collusion between the companies and the government. A court case in California involving 1,100 cases of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma related to glyphosate exposure, which Monsanto could be on the hook for millions of $ in damages. In the discovery process for the case it was revealed how Monsanto suppressed scientific studies to get retractions from scientific journals. Monsanto paid an editor of a major scientific journal $400 per hour at the time when he retracted the study. This is bribery and collusion, criminal and science fraud. There is more evidence surfacing about what’s really going on, and it runs deep and wide.
People are so preoccupied with just getting through their day they default to trusting the government agencies that are charged with protecting our well being, without being aware of the unholy interactions between big corporate interest and government. They’ve given that control to these multi national corporations who’s fiduciary responsibility is to their share holders to make a profit.
All of this is brought about by the consequences of capitalism, where favors and rights can be traded for $. Corporate interest and government can now suddenly own farmers, control the food supply and bring the economy to its knees, poison our world and victimize many who have no choice in the matter. We've lost 99% of our exports to the EU. It’s an unnerving situation. Chemical, oil and banking conglomerates have their hands on everything we would associate with evil.
Evil does follow the laws of nature- the parasitic laws of nature They know this causes catastrophic illness on epidemic levels and instead of fixing the situation by removing their product (recall), they cover it up. Is there a lower depth of evil than that? Hurting people for profit. You learn about the power of parasites when your dog gets heart worm or you get dysbiosis (SIBO) and are overcome with worms, bacteria, viruses and fungi (Candida). Parasites create chemicals to weaken the host (earth, plant, your pet, you) so you become more susceptible to more parasites and require more of their chemicals (plant, pet and people drugs).
Evil follows certain patterns.
1) They don’t reveal what they are doing, stealth, biofilm. Introducing things into the food supply without our knowledge. Parasites in the body. They are opposed to labeling.
2) Parasites feed off the host as much as they can get away with, without being discovered. Think of the parasitic behavior of government policy. They are for corporations, not the people. Corporations are a functional entity without consciousness.
3) Parasites either disintegrate the host or they mineralize (harden) the host. Calcification, hardening of the arteries, heart and pineal gland are caused by parasitical interaction.
Think of it as the people of the earth. There are good people and bad people. When the people who seek their own selfish self interest and benefit and that do harm others, outnumber the people who have others best interest at heart, in addition to their own, death and destruction replace health and restoration. When there is balance, the good keeps the bad from gaining control.
Testing for safetyUnder the agreement GMO farmers have with Monsanto, they are not permitted to allow any of their product to be subject to research, to prevent outside scientific analysis of GMO’s for safety. The biotech industry has made it so that no-one can do research on their seeds without there blessing. The chemical companies are fighting against full disclosure of the chemicals used, calling it a “trade secret” to avoid liability. Biotech companies don’t allow their employees to ask questions about safety. They don’t want to know and make it very difficult to find out. This is like Love Canal, but on a global scale.
They say there is no proof that GMO’s aren’t safe, while at the same time preventing the research that would show it. A scientist was hired to design tests to check if GMO's were safe and he concluded that GMO's are not safe. He was fired after 35 years, threatened with a law suit and they withdrew the data, never implementing the protocols and destroying his reputation to protect GMO's reputation. Now his data is published. They rewrite studies to hide effects and do science in such a way as to avoid finding problems. We end up the lab rats.
Their safety assessments are based on a “good guess” by doing their computer algorithms and projecting the effects of genes, which is a thought experiment, not testing. Of course the pressure to get their product on the market, increase profits and create the push to produce higher yields per acre is going to create pressure to stop the science. As a result, we have a very limited amount of research happening.
The few lab animals and livestock studies that have been done show very disturbing evidence of problems with organ development impact in GI flora.
- Tests done on rats that were fed Roundup ready corn sprayed with glyphosate got tumors, organ damage and died early. Rats fed only GMO corn without Roundup application - same thing. Rats fed glyphosate in drinking water - same thing. It was the genetically modified food and it was the spray.
- Rats fed GMO soy had liver damage, pancreatic damage, and reproductive organ damage. Studies revealed alarming reproductive problems; changes in male and female reproductive organs, more than half of their babies died within 3 weeks, the babies that lived were smaller and could not reproduce. Rats fed Roundup ready and BT corn had fewer and smaller babies. Third generation hamsters were sterilized and some had hair growing in their mouths.
- A test on genetically engineered potatoes to produce its own insecticide revealed it caused cancer to grow in rats digestive tract, smaller brains, livers and testicles, partial atrophy of the liver and damage to the immune system. Rats fed natural potatoes sprayed with insecticide had none of these effects. It was not the insecticide, it was engineered genetics that caused this.
- They can show no direct damage to cells, but what it really is - damage to the extracellular matrix. In biology, the extracellular matrix (ECM) is a collection of extracellular molecules secreted by cells that provides structural and biochemical support to the surrounding cells. There is no protocol for looking at the extracellular matrix in a human, much less in cows or plants. We don't even do that with drug testing. Imagine a house with no frame. You've got drywall and shingles flopping around. Now imagine a body without a structural framework. This is more than just skeletal structure, but also a communication framework. Under a microscope it looks like fiber optic cables. The extracellular environment of a liver cell is connected to every other cell in the body through the extracellular matrix.
- Not only glyphosate, but also the other ingredients in Roundup are endocrine system disruptors. Even small amounts have a huge impact on the hormone system. Tiny amounts of Roundup in the drinking water of rats produced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which 25% of Americans have. This can lead to much more serious liver problems. The non-alcoholic fatty liver disease could be toxicological or endocrine system dysfunction, or both. It is well established in medical literature, but ignored by the EPA, which doesn't require low dose testing. If you calculate the amount of glyphosate per body weight, per day in the rat, it was 437,000x lower than the amount the EPA allows as safe intake for humans per body weight, per day.
A powerful and disturbing report was published in 2012 in a peer-reviewed journal — Food and Chemical Toxicology by Gilles-Eric Seralini. The world was shocked by hideous photographs of rats fed on grains engineered to be tolerant of Monsanto’s infamous “Roundup” pesticide, bearing grotesque tumors that had grown in just a matter of a few months. The study showed that eating GMO food is almost certainly contributing to the obesity epidemic. Additionally, the test animals also showed increases in circulating glucose and triglycerides plus significant damage to major organs. Effects were mostly associated with the kidney and liver, the dietary detoxifying organs, but other effects were also noticed in the heart, adrenal glands, spleen and hematopoietic (blood making) system. In males, the difference was even more pronounced: a 400% increase. So the fact that foods are inflammatory in character is now beyond question.
Of course the study was quickly attacked by the food industry, which is standard protocol. They put their shill scientists on it and search for details to criticize. For them there must never be any acknowledgement of possible dangers from foods… never, ever. To keep up their standpoint, all they have to do is ignore the gathering tide of evidence or lie about it. They do both very well. But Seralini’s own website counters every single twisted and dishonest objection.
10 Points on Which Industry Criticisms Are False:
- That Séralini’s study was a badly designed cancer study. It wasn’t. It was a chronic toxicity study – and a well-designed and well-conducted one. The cancers were what showed up.
- Séralini’s study is the only long-term study on the commercialized maize NK603 and the pesticide (Roundup) it is designed to be grown with.
- Séralini used the same strain of rat (Sprague-Dawley, SD) that Monsanto used in its 90-day studies on foods and its long-term studies on glyphosate, the chemical ingredient of Roundup, conducted for regulatory approval.
- Despite wild claims to the contrary, the SD rat is about as prone to tumors as humans are. As with humans, the SD rat’s tendency to cancer increases with age.
- Compared with industry tests on foods, Séralini’s study analyzed the same number of rats but over a longer period (two years instead of 90 days), measured more effects more often, and was uniquely able to distinguish the effects of the food from the pesticide it is grown with.
- If we argue that Séralini’s study does not prove that the food tested is dangerous, then we must also accept that industry studies on foods cannot prove they are safe.
- Séralini’s study showed that 90-day tests commonly done on foods are not long enough to see long-term effects like cancer, organ damage, and premature death. The first tumors only appeared 4-7 months into the study.
- Séralini’s study showed that industry and regulators are wrong to dismiss toxic effects seen in 90-day studies on foods as “not biologically meaningful”. Signs of toxicity in Monsanto’s 90-day studies were found to eventually develop into organ damage, cancer, and premature death in Séralini’s two-year study.
- Long-term tests on foods are not required by regulators anywhere in the world.
- Foods have been found to have toxic effects on laboratory and farm animals in a number of other studies. This is not a “one-off” finding.
The truth is out there! Keep your eye on the alternative press and activist websites like InfoWars.com and NaturalNews.com—they fight hard to make public the hidden lies, corruption and deceitful agenda of the biotech industry. Otherwise you risk being left in the dark.
- BT toxin was assumed to be inert to humans, benign. When BT toxin from Monsanto's corn was put with human cells in a test tube, it poked holes in those cells, consistent with those that killed the insects. Our intestinal wall is only one cell thick. Food stuffs, which are made with BT corn and other chemicals, leak into the body through a leaky gut wall and enter the bloodstream where it can damage blood cells. This is the process of gut erosion and inflammatory bowel disease we’ve seen for the past 20 years. Of course, the immune system recognizes this as foreign material and causes an immune reaction.The gene in corn that causes a corn allergy was never switched on until the process of genetic engineering caused that change.
- In the neonicotinoid research there was never a concern about ingestion or bioaccumulation and no consumer health tests or epidemiological reports were done, but correlated with exposure in human disease is suggesting there is an adverse effect, so now research is being done on animals.
- In the only study done on humans consuming the meat and milk of animals fed BT corn, which showed part of the trans gene transferred into the DNA of the bacteria lining the inside of the intestines of the subject tested. It integrated into and became part of the DNA of the bacteria, but they were never able to figure out if it was functioning. If the BT gene transfers to human gut bacteria and they start producing BT toxin 24/7 inside your own intestine. That would explain why 93% of women in Canada have BT toxin in their blood, because it's being produced inside them. This is one of the many potentially serious health effects that have never been evaluated by the FDA or the companies that produce GMO's. These things can't even be anticipated!
The upside is when the rats were put back on a natural, non-GMO diet, there was reversal. There was some damage, but they began to recover. Unfortunately, there was no evidence of reversal in the soil, but researchers are trying to figure out how to remediate the soil from glyphosate.
We are nowhere near the day when genetic manipulation of food is beneficial to humans. At the very least, 40 year in vitro (taking place in a test tube, culture dish, or elsewhere outside a living organism), enviro (in the environment) and in vivo (in live organisms) studies should be done before they can say without any doubt if any of their products are safe. The difficulty with that is there is no control group of people who are not exposed to some pathogen or toxin to do cause and effect experiments on. Anecdotally, we know when people eat GMO food, they get sick. When livestock animals eat GMO feed, they get sick. When they stop consuming GMO they get well. It’s a no brainer.
Currently, however, there is a very large study being conducted on 300,000,000 guinea pigs known as the American population. Pesticide genes that are inserted in one of the GMO corn products is finding its way into the bloodstream of mother’s and their fetus. The impacts of that are unknown because it’s too soon to really know yet. We will find out in subsequent generations what impact it will have.
Even if this stuff was tested for a thousand years and proven “safe,” nature does it better.
Doctors are doing more experiments on GMO's vs Non-GMO's than all the scientists put together and they are speaking differently about the subject. Doctors are seeing that GMO's cause problems among their patients. Allergic patients have more problems with GMO's, but when they prescribe a non-GMO diet, their patients get better. Farmers are doing more experiments on GMO'S vs Non-GMO's than all the scientists put together, because they put their pigs and cows on non-GMO diets and they get healthier by not consuming GMO's. The #1 reported improvement that is observed by doctors and farmers is always gastrointestinal; acid reflux, IBS, IBD, colitis, etc. #2 is increased energy and reduced brain fog. #3 is reduced pain, weight loss, better mood and behavior, less depression and anxiety, reversed erectile dysfunction. These were consistently reported
Research - Follow the moneyFollow the money Billions of dollars yields tremendous influence. A Stanford study looked at the nutritional values. It did note the presence of pesticide levels in conventional foods, but that the nutrient content was essentially the same. They said the study was not directly funded by big industry, but upon closer inspection it was found out that the college was funded by big industry, so the findings were in support of their benefactors. Who’s paying for it? There are claims from Stanford University that their own funds paid for the research, but when you look at who funds Stanford you discover it’s big agribusiness and biotechnology, so it was a smoke screen. The researchers who worked on that study were the same researchers who worked on the tobacco industry studies, that also decided tobacco wasn’t dangerous for health.
The FDA and independent consumers union (Consumers Reports) have researched the comparison between conventionally grown and organic foods and found organic foods were far superior nutritionally and have much lower levels of agro-chemical contamination. Studies on conventional vs organic is more than the question of what their comparative nutrient content is, but also the agricultural chemicals to grow conventional food actually rob your body of nutrients, depleting the nutrients in our diet and in our bodies simultaneously. This is not what you are going to hear from the industry.
Academic agricultural research has land grant universities that do research to benefit farmers. Agrochemical companies and industry have brought together government and farmers with extension agents that sponsor their research and influence their conclusions, technology and the whole process. The GMO received endorsement by the USDA this way.
Corporate agribusiness is funding research facilities, so they are beholden to them to promote corporate biotechnology interests. Independent researchers who want to study the potential problems with GMO’s run up against a culture who discourages them by threatening their funding and position at the institute where they work. They back down in the face of intimidation and threats. Those who do research are victimized when they publish their findings which shine a spot light on the problems with GMO’s. The peer pressure in the scientific community to “shut up” is unprecedented. Public universities feel the pressure not to go there. “Be quiet and get along” is the clear message being communicated. We see this also in big pharma, because it’s the same players. Many big agribusiness food producers are also pharmaceutical producers as well.
Their corporate profit model was developed by big tobacco. They selectively picked the data to be able to show it has no effect on human biology. Their job was to deny the science that showed smoking was linked to cancer and create confusion. They infiltrated and corrupt the regulations at the time. Why did the American Medical Association endorse cigarettes for decades and run full page ads for cigarettes in the Journal of the American Medical Association? Big tobacco was eventually exposed, but now their people work for Monsanto. The effects of what they’ve done so far are irreversible at this point. No other companies have or are doing more damage to the world.
Thirteen CEO’s of tobacco companies testified in court, sharing that cigarette neither caused cancer or were addictive. Scientists presented 40 years of research data proving it wasn’t true and congress didn’t move on that, except to change the language on a package. Ten years later the consumer changed. Legislation didn’t change and the cigarette didn’t change. The consumer decided they didn’t want this. Within 10 years the tobacco industry collapsed in the US. That is a powerful message about how much control we do have. Not everyone smoked, but those who made a decision and acted on it quickly turned it around and improved conditions for all of us. Everyone eats, breathes, drinks and rain containing glyphosate falls on us all, so when all of us are made aware and make a decision, the power returns to the people.
Evidence based medicine and policy has been replaced with eminence (recognized superiority, especially within a particular sphere or profession) based medicine and policy. Allopathic cures are promoted, while alternative cures are not approved and suppressed. The FDA hunts down alternative medicine practitioners and pulls their licenses or worse. I have personally experienced this myself in the past 20 years, because I had to find a new naturopathic physician or functional medicine doctor every time my physician was shut down. It is outrageous! We should be free to choose the type of health care we want. Television ads and internet searches promote and direct you to conventional medical methods and those who practice them, or misinformation, making it very difficult to find true alternatives.
BiasSomeone with a vested interest in GMO’s and Glyphosate is going to have a biased opinion and see what they want to see, based on their own version of the ‘facts’, while turning a blind eye to everything that doesn’t serve their purpose or would work against their agenda and goals. They truly and sincerely believe what they are doing is right and in their mind it is not a lie, but they are working with all the wrong information and simply repeat what they hear without all the facts or total knowledge. The data presents a very different reality.
There are those who create and spread lies and there are those who are lied to and repeat them, believing it is the truth. Eventually, people hear something so much they believe it is true without question.
The truth will come out In academia, science and other institutions there are people who can’t hear anything other than their false narrative. I have no tolerance for lies and corruption. I can’t stand by and say nothing, do nothing. It is both a blessing and a curse during times like these. Not everyone is ready for the truth. Many people can only take the truth in small doses. The complete truth is difficult to hear and comprehend. Some truth is not truth at all, because some truth is always incorporated into a good lie. In most cases, people know just enough to be dangerous. Like the scientists and companies who only work with the truth that suits their purposes, they pick the truth they want to believe and act on. What you don’t know, you don’t know can and does hurt you and other people.
ORGANICSBefore the 1950’s, all farms were organic farms and all food was ‘organic’, so this is not some new “hip thing,” because hippies didn’t happen until the 1960’s. That’s the background of organics, very simply and it’s a short story.
It wasn’t until after WWII that agrochemicals became available. The commercialization of organic farming began around 1980. The organics market has become attractive to big agricultural businesses because it has become so lucrative. Non-GMO food used to just be called “food”. We now need to categorize food based on technology.
The USDA has not been doing their job judiciously as mandated by congress. Congress passed the organic foods production act of 1990. The National Organic Standards board is an advisory panel in the USDA consisting of 4 farmers, 1 conservationist, 1 organic certifier, and organic managers of manufacturers - all are stake holders. They also added a public interest representative so that agribusiness couldn’t dominate the panel in theory. Federal law says to qualify for that position, you need to own or operate an organic farm. The Obama administration appointed a number of corporate shill’s (1 - an accomplice of a hawker, gambler, or swindler who acts as an enthusiastic customer to entice and encourage others or 2 - a person who pretends to give an impartial endorsement of something in which they themselves have an interest) into thee spots that were reserved for independent stakeholders in the organic community. The most egregious example of that is an executive of General Mills who sat in the public or consumer interest spot during the Bush administration and there was such an uproar led by consumers union of Consumer Reports, an ally in the fight to maintain the integrity of organic, that they withdrew her name. She was a food scientist and later was reinstalled when they added one more seat for a scientist.
Today, one of the two farmers on the board is an employee of Organic Valley (a farmer owned cooperative, but a billion dollar a year enterprise). There are people on the board who don’t own or operate organic farms, and so they are not invested. Another farmer on the board who was appointed by the Obama administration works at Drycals - the worlds largest dairy producer. That can’t qualify as organic and this person wasn’t an owner or operator. They must be ‘invested.’ There were a number of highly qualified, experienced farmers who wanted very much to be on that board, who were nominated, but were passed over, so these corporate representatives could sit in these seats reserved for independent farmers.
They oversee organic food and set the rules. They have statutory authority from congress to advise the secretary on policy issues, like how much a cow has to graze to qualify as organic and about the application of synthetic or non-organic agricultural products are used in organic food. If something is not available in organic form, it must be reviewed, vetted and recommended for use by the NAOB before the secretary can put this on the list of approved substances. The buffer was created by congress. For example, to make a cupcake you need baking powder. There is no such thing as organic baking powder. In the review by the NAOB it had to be checked -
1) Is it harmful to human health? No.
2) It doesn’t injure the environment by its use. True.
3) It is compatible with organic systems. Yes.
4) It is essential for use. Yes. You can’t make a cupcake without baking powder.
This is how to approve a synthetic or non-organic ingredient.
Large conventional food producers are buying up small organic farms. Businesses like General Mills and Kellogg’s can own companies that produce organic food. If the large parent companies have their own self interest now representing the consumer and the scientist at the NAOB level, it’s going to contaminate and unauthenticate what is truly organic. It has the very real potential to do that and it is doing that.
The Cornucopia Institute is a farm policy research institute and organic industry watch dog. Cornucopia’s job is to protect organic food and all the authenticity of the only safe food people are hungry for. The spirit of the law and the letter of the law need to be enforced.
• Can you produce organic milk on a 10,000 cow factory farm? No.
• Can you produce organic eggs in a hen house with 10,000 birds? No.
The organic foods production act mandates the animals are treated in a certain manner. All organic livestock must have access to the outdoors and/or pasture. Natural isn’t standing infant of a concentrated feeding operation in a confined space.
Now the board is looking at gimmicky nutraceuticals and food contact chemicals. They’re saying, “We use those in conventional foods, so we need to be using them in organics to stay competitive in organic food. We need these approved.” Here’s where the conspiracy comes in. A report on the Cornucopia website called “The Organic Watergate” is a wake-up call for us. We need to look at how these things are reviewed and who is in the review stacked with big conventional agribusiness friendly representatives? The board is allowed to hire technical scientific advisors outside the board to review and inform the board about the use of these materials. They looked at who was doing the reviews and it was the agribusiness corporate executives who hired the scientists in the agribusiness industry to do those reviews. Example: Carrageenan is now in organics, which causes severe GI inflammation and cancer. Carrageenan is not essential in the making of any product and it causes harm to people, so it is not legal to use and shouldn’t be in organic products. The Cornucopia Institute is trying to out this duplicity and replace these representatives, by going to court if necessary.
GMO’s are explicitly and legally banned in organics. Organics is the gold standard for people who want to avoid GMO. However, the gimmick ingredients they want to add may be GMO. i.e. algae oil has been added as a nutritional supplement in infant formula. It was discovered that these strains of algae were created through a process called classic nutro-genesis. They take the genome of a plant and bombard it with radiation or very harsh chemicals to change its genetic makeup and the hope is that, by accident, they will create a product that possesses traits with more commercial value; higher omega-3 content. Even though its hexane content is extracted (solvent by product of refinement also found in gasoline) it is explicitly banned in organics. They are applying for patents to use their ingredients in organics and sneaking them into organics while regulatory agencies are looking the other way. These products are now in Horizon Organic Milk and organic infant formula. They can’t use GMO as the primary ingredient but they do a fancy dance with lawyers and lobbyists to get secondary ingredients through the loop-holes they find. That’s illegal and the Cornucopia Institute is pursuing that.
The other area to watch is imports. Don’t trust organic from other countries because we have no way of being sure they are truly organic by our standards. China, for example, has epidemic levels of commercial fraud; counterfeit name brand goods, intellectual property rights piracy and fraud in every industry, so why would we trust these people.
Non organic farms are buying organic farms so they can put someone on the committee that oversees all organic farming in the US, and influence policy and procedures. Agribusiness is gobbling up the pioneering organic brands. Big companies are lawyering up and hiring lobbyists and playing the same games in Washington that they played with the conventional food sector. Generally speaking, right now (2017) we can trust the organic label, but because people are pushing the limits, we can’t be fully confident.
By allowing GMO food to be grown, we are endangering conventional and organic food due to cross pollination and agrochemical sprays blowing in the wind over these farms that are trying to do it right. If cross pollinated organic foods get contaminated with GMO’s, the FDA will allow it to continue, even though it’s GMO, and organic foods will be genetically modified on purpose after that, and called Genetically Modified Organic. This is their goal. They can easily contaminate the entire genome of crops so we have nothing to return to.
The contamination issue is becoming more of a problem. There is the potential that genetically modified organic products won’t have to be labeled as a GMO according to the FDA because once cross pollinated, they are not introducing foreign genetic material from another organism, yet they’re still genetically modified. Their genes have been manipulated and engineered. If biotechnology companies have their way, this will be the future of GMO’S. The US National Organics Program is looking at rewriting the rules so these genetically engineered foods can be ALLOWED in organics!
Proponents and those who profit from GMO say, “Genetically Modified Organics (GMO) is the future of food production, to use less synthetic pesticides and herbicides. If it didn’t work with genetically modified conventional crops and the pesticides and herbicides that came with them, … Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting better results. They are throwing the same solutions at problems in agriculture and wondering why they are having the same problems. Children are already being reprogrammed to think GMO means Genetically Modified ORGANICS. They are being told, “Don’t let anyone tell you GMO’s are bad. They’re wrong!” Get your answers from sources that are not funded by the industry, and that applies to everything you research.
May you live in interesting timesIt is an exciting reality, because as dismal as all of this is, and as tragic and sad as it is already, we have the ability right now to change our behavior and make it no longer profitable for chemical companies.
Politics and legislation will not correct this. We have no allies in government. Big industries own the soil, drugs, seed, pesticide, herbicide, fungicide, and have infiltrated the FDA, EPA, USDA, and the justice system with past employees who were executives and lawyers. There is a revolving door between chemical, drug and agricultural companies and the FDA.
Big Pharma and agricultural corporations, often one and the same, fund both parties. I want to emphasize that this is not a conspiracy because it’s very well documented who’s campaign was funded by these corporations and what their interests are. This is not to say that there aren’t some good people in politics that are making good choices, but just like the scientist they are suppressed so that their voices and actions are squelched.
They have control over the media and have been vigorous to prevent people from becoming aware. They have deluded the public by effectively penetrating every area of government so it is impossible to pass effective legislation, like the simple basics of letting people know if the food they are purchasing is GMO or not. They are not rubbing shoulders with farmers or consumers that have a real concern about what’s in their food. Universities are supported by biotech companies. Researchers are told, "If you aren't 100% behind this technology, then you don't belong at this university." They control the press, government and education.
For big corporations, it’s not about health. It’s all about corporate business models and the companies making money.
You can follow so many aspects in this GMO issue.
What are you going to focus on to stop GMO’s?
Environment - The loss of the honey bee. The Monarch butterfly is gone due to the loss of the milkweed their larva feed on. There is still some milk weed here where I live, and I enjoyed watching the butterflies 17 years ago, but nothing is eating milk weed now.
Farmers rights, patenting, legislation, litigation? Monsanto has that covered. The concentration of the ownership of the food supply in this country is a disaster, true, but it’s not the area to focus on. I want you to know that eating that corn chip or those corn flakes could expose you to BT toxin, glyphosate toxin and genetically modified foods that will reprogram your genes. I want you to stop eating GMO ingredients without your knowledge. Health is the key because without it, you can do nothing. Health is my priority, because it covers every area from butterflies, bees, birds, care of the earth to the health of my family and yours. Health bridges every area.
There is a politically and socially charged contention surrounding the subject of GMO's, because it's the food we are feeding our children. This is not anything more than human behavior reacting to the actions of big business over more than a century. This is an issue of conscience and we must take a stand for our generation and future generations.
The food supply affects us all. We all need water, air and food. We need to understand we are extremely powerful and need to take full responsibility for what we purchase, and how we feed ourselves and our children. Vote with your wallets every time you shop for food, stop using Roundup on your property and encourage your neighbor to do the same.
Consumer RevolutionIf $ talks, then if we stop buying their products and they don’t get our money, the big chemical companies can’t buy their rights and leniency with government politicians and agencies. Otherwise, they have us on both ends. The only answer is a consumer revolution. In 5-10 years, we may not have the choice if we don’t do something about it now. I fundamentally believe that we have the power right now, in 2017-2018. We need to be the change we want to see in the world. Only consumers are going to win this fight through a movement against GMO’s.
Empowered organic consumers need to put pressure on farmers. On the Cornucopia website you can use a tool that rates the products from these farms and choose wisely. You can know who’s brands come from factory farms where GMO and conventionally grown seeds are combined in the same silo. GMO and non-GMO soybeans are not separated in the silo’s that end up becoming soy protein in the high protein powder for your morning smoothie, infants formula or Ensure. You can know the brands that are from family farms who’s cows have names and not numbers.
Local people are being exposed to chemical fallout and they’re not aware of it. A fire was lit under my butt when I just happened to witness a county pickup truck with a 300 gallon tank of glyphosate on the back spraying a large field the watershed lands across the road from my home. This is land that supplies my well water and provides drinking water for the town’s residents living in the valley below. These are public use lands! I had a general understanding that GMO's were not a good thing, but I had no idea they were everything I just explained, until I did the research. I spread the word and let my mountain neighbors know, through out Community Information Network, that this is going on.
It is easy to get angry about this, but that’s not going to accomplish anything. Use that energy to become active. It’s easy to tell others and shop non-GMO. This is behavior change messaging. Ban GMO and glyphosate from schools where it is sprayed on playgrounds, community parks, neighborhoods. “No Roundup!” Empower communities, create new leaders to build an army and join in the fight. There is a domino effect that always happens when the simple truth is made known. Ultimately, it requires awareness to ignite outrage before sweeping changes can be made. We need to act before its too late to limit the damage that’s being done.
Change starts small, but it’s not happening fast enoughEveryone is in a different stage of their personal evolution, spiritual and intellectual awakening. Some people are ready for it and others literally and figuratively die in their sleep. Some people are docile and don’t care. They are lulled into a false sense of security. They’ve become apathetic, but food affects us all. A lot more people need to start caring faster.
We are running out of time to stop this. We will reach a point of no return. We have a dark future if you truly understand this issue. The big corporate interests are betting on your ignorance and silence on this issue. In the US, we are placated into thinking we can’t do more. It does seem like a David & Goliath battle. It was consumer demand that ignited the gluten-free movement and food manufacturers responded as well as restaurants. That can happen again with GMO. You can make a difference from the bottom grass-roots level, up. If consumers don’t rebel now, they will continue to expand. We can’t allow them to patent life. Take a stand before you won’t have a choice. They want to completely own and have control of the food pipeline. All of us need to eat.
We are at a critical point. People need to wake up to this issue and act. Demand food that’s not poisoned. How can you view it any other way as a mom who’s trying to feed her family and keep them healthy? Do you want to feed your children poison, knowing it’s going to cause them, their children, grand-children and great-grandchildren catastrophic health and genetic damage?
- A mother of a 6 year old child who is so out of control the school wants him out. She eliminated GMO’s and within one week she observed great improvement. In one month, she had a new child. There were no more calls from the school except for the days when he ate at the grandparents house. The impact of diet on behavior and health is almost immediate. Do you want that child who is suppressed by these toxins to come out of their mental and physical bondage, and be vibrant, energetic and happy? This is saving children and families!
We really do need to be hyper vigilant when it comes to eating, whereas 100 years ago we could just eat without any worry about our food. It shouldn’t be this hard. We shouldn’t have all these considerations. Source, preparation, how was it grown, what was it fed, is it cooked at high heat, organic or GMO? The majority of people feel they can’t be that vigilant because they’re working, raising children, etc. There are solutions. Recognize the source of toxins and avoid them. Once you know the source, the homework is done and just apply what you’ve learned.
In the end, what’s the solution? We must get informed. Our educational journey is dictated by our willingness to deconstruct what we've already learned. If we are willing to question what we've been told by all sources of influence, then we are guaranteed the opportunity to continue to learn. Every day I wake up realizing I know almost nothing and I have a voracious appetite for knowledge and truth. If you deconstruct and believe you know nothing, the Universe, not Universities, will show you what it wants you to know. My best instruction comes by accident, with great purpose
What you eat and don’t eat is the most important thing you do to take control of your health destiny. It’s not that difficult to take action and change the direction of your health and life. Get back to how nature intended us to eat and take care of our bodies. The closer you get to that the more problems you eliminate in your life. Time is of the essence while there is still something natural to go back to.
Commit to eating organic and non-GMO
Our attitude toward avoiding harmful substances requires vigilance, and we are worth it. We deserve better! Otherwise, it’s not going to happen. If a restaurant looks at you like you’ve got two heads when you ask if they use GMO ingredients, then you should question whether to eat there. What about school lunches that are served to children? The school cafeteria and restaurants use olive oil cut with other oils, like soy or canola, which are all GMO, because it’s cheaper. Whole Foods Market uses GMO soy and canola oil in their products. Cheereo’s uses glyphosate on their grains three days prior to harvest to hasten the drying process, and there’s no reason to because they are not GMO oats. Knowledge is not power. Knowledge without action produces no results. Knowledge plus action is able to produce powerful results.
Develop a GPS - grocery purchasing system. If we don’t buy their food, we hit them where it hurts. $ talks! As you run out of conventionally grown/GMO food, replace them with organic. Go isle by isle. It doesn’t have to be perfect. By the end of the month or 6 months, you will have made the switch. It’s not about price as much as it is about quality. Buy reduced for quick sale and freeze it. Purchase in bulk at a reduced case price.
Those who can afford organic now have a way to avoid GMO now, but those who can't afford organic are already experiencing the genocide with kidney disease and cancers.
Grow your own as much as possible
In the 1920-30's, we outsourced our food production to big farming and after the Great Depression, people started growing their own food again. In the 1940's, we were growing 45% of our food in back yards. Seven million more households are planning to grow some of their own food this year. That’s a 19% increase over the previous year. Many are concerned about the state of the economy and the increased cost of food. I am one of those people who grow as much of my own food as possible, because the flavor, quality, character and personality of fresh picked from the earth organic food, without concern about GMO, chemicals, synthetic pesticide residues, fungicides, or herbicides because they are not used in my home garden.
Live in a mindset of abundance, not scarcity thinking. We have an abundant world with everything it needs for everyone that’s in it. Planting, farming, seed exchange, education, not more science or chemicals. Grow what works in your ecosystem and trade with your neighbor for what you can’t grow that he can, for something he can’t grow but you can. Sharing and caring are the best kind of currency. Biological diversity, so if one crop fails, you’ve got another. Heirloom seeds need to be preserved for food. Saving seeds is like our Noah’s Ark.
I love farmer math!
I can pay $3.49 for a head of organic lettuce or buy a package of seeds and grow enough lettuce to feed my family for weeks.
There is hope of recovery with organic, even for people who are completely broken down digestively. The medical profession hopes you never figure out that you can heal yourself, without them being involved. The body always gives a sign and a symptom when things aren’t right. We’re not taught to recognize and understand signs and symptoms. The doctor spends 7 minutes with us and diagnoses some weird thing, prescribes drugs to mask symptoms and sends you on your way. It’s never about what are you eating, drinking, environment, stress. Medicine is at least 20 years behind science. In the past 5 years, research has discovered how the gut micro biome works with our genetics, mind, and influencing behavior.
- There is a biological basis for psychological problems. 70% of serotonin is made in the gut, not the brain. Feeling good begins in your gut.
The body has its own self healing mechanism, just like the earth. Our bodies intelligence is extraordinary and ever present. Working with the natural processes is the solution. When people start the healing process they begin making healthier choices in general. You get more sophisticated as you go.
Detox is natures solution to pollutionDilution - get natural water through you. It takes months of flushing your system to accomplish this. Add electrolytes to your water; sea salt. Electrolytes hold water in you so you’re not urinating a lot and water has a chance to do its work as a solvent. Re-establish the osmotic balance so cells don’t become dehydrated and commit apoptosis (cell death). Water and salt is the basis of life.
Charcoal is a natural detoxifier for body and soil, so put it in you and in your garden. 250-500 mg helps us attract higher quality oxygen from the environment, plus the charcoal sucks up heavy metals and chemicals, plasticizers (BPA) out of our system to be eliminated in poop. Charcoal has a negative charge and the atmosphere is positively charged, to create growth in your plants.
Omega-3 & 6 oils need to be balanced. Health fats are anti-inflammatory and nutrition for the brain to function. Plastics get stuck in the cell walls and charcoal removes the plastics, but omega-3 locks in so the intelligence of the cell increase, help cells communicate and the genetics are activated. Whether you activate genetics that can hurt or help you depends on your diet and the balance of your gut micro biome.
Those who are able to tolerate and survive this toxicity will be those who avoid as much chemical contamination of their bodies as possible and maintain a clean, healthy diet for optimum immune function and sustainability. This is not new! Everything needs to be organic, non-GMO and chemical-free. Protect yourself, buy organic, grow organic, return to nature and original intent. Original intent is the way we were created to live on the earth, close to the earth. We’ve lost connection with the earth, with nature and with each other. Growing your own food connects you to all of that.
If people know better, they will do betterIt's about awareness. Just because you don’t ‘feel bad’ doesn’t mean everything is fine and you don’t have a problem, because you may not have been paying attention. In the degenerative phase, you are not connected to the signals in your body (body wisdom) that would help you make good choices. You make toxic decisions about food and beverages, unhealthy habits, but also emotions and actions too. Being on a glycemic rollercoaster or stimulants exhausts your adrenals and hurts your spleen, which is the center for food instinct. Its always a good idea to get off GMO foods now before it catches up with you in a way you can’t ignore. Don’t wait until you are sick before you are motivated to act. Be proactive, not reactive.
No one can argue against the mindset or philosophy - “the more natural - the better”. Ultimately, the farther we get from nature, the more astounding are the ramifications, like nothing we’ve ever seen before. At first these changes seem difficult for people but after a while your body starts craving those healthier decisions. The body tells you what to do. It is very difficult and can take months to a couple of years in most cases to fully restore health after decades of poor health habits, but it’s worth it.
I hope you appreciate the in depth quality of this information. Ultimately, the consumer is as responsible as the chemical companies, as far as where we end up with this situation, because every dollar we spend either supports one side of this issue or the other. This information is vitally important and truly empowering, so please share it.
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