The Zika Virus – What the News Media and CDC Aren’t Telling You!
By Ginny Chandoha, February 13, 2016
The truth about the Zika virus comes out of Brazil. It is not the Zika virus that is causing microcephaly (brain deformations and small heads in infants). It’s much more evil than that.Many of you are too young to remember that in the 1960’s, a drug called thalidomide was marketed as a sleep aid and advertised as completely safe and harmless for everyone, including mothers and children. As is common practice, where the same drugs are also prescribed for other ailments that the drug was not originally intended for (called “off-label” marketing), thalidomide was given to pregnant women to alleviate morning sickness. I can still remember images flashing across the television screen of those thalidomide children born without arms and/or legs.Flash forward to 2016, where images of children with impaired brain growth are in the news almost every day. But instead of the deformities being blamed on a drug, microcephaly is being blamed on a rather benign virus called Zika, which is spread by Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes. In only 18% of those infected, the virus itself manifests as flu-like symptoms, with low-grade fever, headache, myalgia, eye pain, conjunctivitis, and rash. Other more rare symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation, thrush, and itching.
In response to this latest, supposed viral threat, the USFDA and the CDC are busy at work not only advising the public who have loved ones returning from South America to use protection during sex to prevent spreading the benign virus, but the USFDA and CDC are reassuring the public that a vaccine is being “fast-tracked” to prevent this child deformation horror from spreading here.But let’s dig a little deeper into how this national fear mongering is unfolding into yet another vaccine money-maker for Big Pharma and government agencies.To combat Dengue virus, West Nile virus, yellow fever, and other mosquito-borne viruses, in 2012 the Brazilian government approved the release of millions of genetically modified male mosquitoes. The male mosquitoes carry a gene that, in theory, would cause their offspring to die before reaching adulthood. But modern science is no match for Mother Nature, and all of its attempts to tame her only produces unintended results. In this scenario, it seems that the female Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes instinctively know that the GM male mosquitoes are impaired, and refuse to mate with them. The release of GM mosquitoes has been a complete failure.For several years a group of South American doctors (ABRASCO) have been tracking and studying not only Zika virus outbreaks in South America, but also cases of microcephaly. On February 9, 2016, they released their report (Report from Physicians in the Crop-Sprayed Town Regarding Denque-Zika, Microcephaly, and Massive Spraying With Chemical Poisons) that not only blames the Brazilian government, but also uncovers how it is not the mosquitoes, or the Zika virus, but one of world’s largest chemical companies that is responsible for these congenital malformations in only one area of Brazil.In the report they state “The use of GM mosquitoes – a total failure, except for the company supplying mosquitoes.”According to the study, the Zika virus has affected populations in other countries including Colombia, Uganda, Micronesia, French Polynesia, and New Caledonia. And yet, in previous Zika virus outbreaks in other countries, including one country where it is estimated that 75% of the population has been infected by the Zika virus, there are no cases of micrcephaly.The doctors' report states that the biggest threat from all of the mosquito-borne diseases is infant mortality. Their study shows that the distribution of infant mortality correlates with areas that are the poorest and most deprived of services and human rights.Only in 2015, nearly 4,000 children in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, were born with congenital malformations, particularly microcephaly. The report shows the emergence of microcephaly is concentrated in the most economically destitute area of Northeastern Brazil, where there is inadequate sanitation, and intermittent water supply. In this area communities were forced to store water in an unsafe manner, which became a breeding ground for the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.Of interest, the report also includes epidemiological studies of the 3,893 cases of confirmed infant malformations. As of January 20, 2016, 49 children have died, and only 5 have been confirmed to have been infected with Zika.So who or what is to blame if it isn’t the Zika virus and those darn mosquitoes?Since mid-2014, the Brazilian Ministry of Health stopped using the larvicide Temephos because the Aedes larvae had become resistant, and began using a poison called Pyroproxyfen, which is commercially known as Sumilarv (and recommended by the World Health Organization). This poison attacks the growing mosquito organism, causing it to become deformed. Not only is the poison sprayed as a fumigant, it was and is purposely added Pernambuco’s drinking water. Just this week I watched a news video where men in full HAZMAT gear walked up and down the streets spraying this poison while a woman in the background sat on her porch with no protection whatsoever. I also watched as they added this poison to the town’s drinking water, except the news report made no mention that it was harmful to people. The men in HAZMAT gear should be a clue, and if we are to believe this propaganda, supposedly a fetus isn’t regarded as a growing organism that could be endangered either.The Brazilian doctors also state in their report that “This strategy is in fact a commercial maneuver from the chemical poisons industry, deeply integrated into Latin American ministries of health as well as WHO and PAHO (Pan American Health Organization)."So who might the chemical poisons industry be that these physicians allude to? Who is the maker of the poison Pyroproxyfen which causes growing organisms to become malformed? It’s a Japanese company called Sumimoto Chemical which just happens to be…have you guessed? A subsidiary of Monsanto.So ignore news media hype about the Zika virus, ignore CDC fear mongering, ignore fast-tracked vaccines because it’s not really about protecting the public. It’s about protecting corporate and political interests.Just make sure Pyroproxyfen isn’t being sprayed in your community, or dumped into your drinking water!To read the report in full, click here.
Eggs: More Than Just An Empty Shell
By Ginny Chandoha, November 8, 2015
Over the years various food groups have fallen in disfavor, with eggs being vilified for their cholesterol content.
But cholesterol is a complex molecule that is made in, and recycled by the liver. It is a fatty, waxy substance our body needs to line the membranes of every cell, and the sterol in cholesterol is a precursor for the manufacture of steroids.
We also derive cholesterol from our diet, but did you know that there are different size cholesterol molecules or why that makes a difference? It is the small cholesterol molecules found in processed, non-whole foods that clog our arteries, while cholesterol from whole foods such as eggs are large molecule and easily pass through the bloodstream to our liver.
Stress is another cause for an increase in cholesterol production, therefore it makes sense that eggs from happy, organically raised, free range chickens test lower in cholesterol content than those that are factory farmed.
Eggs have been an important whole food since humans first discovered they were edible. Here’s why:
- Eggshell – The shell of an egg is 95% calcium carbonate which is the most bioavailable form of calcium the body needs and can utilize immediately.
- Membrane – The eggshell membrane contains many bioavailable substances that our body needs including:
- Collagen is a fibrous protein important for the strength and elasticity of cartilage and connective tissue
- Elastin gives tissue elastic tension so skin resumes its shape after stretching, and is a protein that is integral for cardiovascular, cartilage and spinal health
- Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are vital polysaccarides that are structural components of connective tissue, skeletal structure, and extracellular fluids. Glycosaminoglycans include glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid.
- Transforming Growth Factor-b is a protein that is crucial for immune function and cellular differentiation
- Desmosine and isodesmosine are amino acids that give elastin its elasticity
- Whole Egg – While the yolk is the most nutritious part, one whole egg contains:
- Vitamin D - as much as 41IU
- Calcium – a minimum of 24mg
- Protein - a minimum of 6 grams
- Biotin – a coenzyme known as Vitamin H and is integral in the support of healthy skin, nerves, digestive tract, metabolism, and cells
- Choline - is an essential nutrient for fetal brain development and maintaining brain cell membrane structure in adults, and is a key neuro-transmitter component. It is also a vital element in preventing birth defects
- Lutein - is the most bioavailable source than from any other food group, and is an antioxidant important for eye health and prevention of macular degeneration
- Zeaxanthin - is another eye health antioxidant that works in tandem with lutein
- DHA and AA – Docosahexagenoic Acid (DHA) is an essential Omega-3 fatty acid that supports brain development and cell signaling. Arachidonic Acid (AA) is an Omega-6 fatty acid that supports brain health, and is a precursor to eicosanoids that are important components in immunity, blood clotting, and other vital functions
- Carotenoids – are powerful antioxidants
- Vitamins and Minerals – including Vitamins A, E, K, B12, B-complex, as well as trace minerals of Magnesium, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Manganese, and Selenium
How to Eat an Entire Egg
I used to eat and use my store-bought eggs over easy, scrambled, hard boiled, and raw, and throw away the shell. Now I consume every part of an organic egg. Let’s start with the outside and work our way in.
- The Shell - After emptying the contents, I thoroughly rinse the eggshell in hot water and use my finger to rub the interior until left over egg white is rinsed away (the interior no longer feels slimey). This will help reduce excessive foaming when the eggshells are boiled. Do not use any type of soap or detergent as the shell is porous and can absorb unwanted ingredients (note that store-bought eggs are always chemically pre-washed), place in a pot of cold water, cover and bring to a boil, then turn off heat and allow to cool. When cool, thoroughly rinse the boiled eggshells and air dry for 24 hours. I store the dried eggshells in a stainless steel container that I keep on my counter, and to add to it I manually crush down the shells until my container is full. Next I put the semi-crushed eggshells in a grain mill (a coffee or herb grinder also work) and grind until the shells are reduced to a fine powdery grit that I store in a glass jar. While this powder consists of pure calcium bicarbonate and membrane nutrients and can be added to smoothies or other foods, it is too gritty for my taste. Instead, using a manual capsule making machine and empty vegetarian capsules, I make my own calcium supplements for pennies. How many pennies? I used to purchase organic raw calcium supplements at a cost of $40 per bottle of 150 capsules and would need 5 bottles per year for a total of $200. Now I buy vegetarian capsules at wholesale price, and 750 calcium capsules using my own eggshells costs a total of $8.60 per year.I also coarse grind the eggshells and feed them to my chickens as part of their daily calcium supplement.
- The Membrane – When making an organic fruit shake, I peel the raw membrane out of the shell and blend it in the shake. Otherwise, as part of boiled shells it is ground up and becomes part of my daily calcium supplement.
- The Egg White – I used to think I was eating healthy by putting an entire raw egg in my fruit shake. That was until I learned about Avidin. Raw egg whites contain the antimicrobial protein avidin that binds with biotin in the yolk, preventing biotin from being absorbed into the body. Cooking the egg white frees biotin by neutralizing avidin. Now when consuming raw egg, I separate the white from the yolk and use the raw white for other cooking uses.
- The Egg Yolk – Raw egg yolk contains fragile essential Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, as well as healthy large molecule cholesterol. Cooking the yolk not only destroys the omega fatty acids, but it also oxidizes the cholesterol, turning it into an unhealthy, artery clogging small molecule. Now when I cook whole organic eggs, to get the maximum nutritional benefit I make sure the white is fully opaque, but the yolk is still runny.
The Egg Myth - Many people make the assumption that chickens and their eggs naturally contain salmonella, but that bacterium is not normally present. Salmonella has to be introduced into the environment either from contaminated garments, including shoes, tools or machinery used in processing eggs, or it can arise from filthy factory farming conditions under which most store-bought eggs are raised, and which have been involved in massive salmonella-tainted egg recalls. Chickens raised and pastured in a clean environment do not typically carry salmonella. Plus the egg shell is coated with "bloom," a clear liquid that dries almost instantly when the egg is laid that protects bacteria from entering the porous shell and contaminating the egg contents. Water destroys the bloom and will allow bacteria to immediately penetrate the eggshell. We never wash our eggs and most of the time they are perfect. Occasionally we'll get one with a tiny bit of soil on it that I rub off as much as possible immediately, but I still don't wash them, not even before cracking them open, and we’ve never gotten sick from eating eggs from pastured chickens.
Is “Flu Season” a Shot in the Dark?
By Ginny Chandoha, September 28, 2015
With the arrival of the autumnal equinox the CDC will be announcing the onset of “Flu Season” and the need for people to get vaccinated.
What I always find amusing about this “season” is that the influenza virus knows no bounds when it comes to spreading and infecting. It knows nothing of country boundaries or that it can’t strike at any other time except when the CDC announces that it’s “flu season.”
This annual absurdity makes me imagine the influenza virus circling over the United States saying, “OMG! Look at all those people I can infect! But, oh darn! I can’t because the CDC hasn’t announced it’s flu season yet! Darn!”
Are we really so gullible to believe that the influenza virus only strikes when the CDC says it should? And unless one is tested and confirmed for influenza virus, there are many other viruses, fungi, and bacteria that can cause flu-like symptoms, especially when people are in enclosed areas. One of my personal observations was that employees in a particular building would develop flu-like symptoms when the heating systems were turned on in fall, circulating mold and bacteria that had collected during the humid warmer months. According to government reports, usually the majority of people reporting flu-like symptoms do not test positive for the influenza virus.
Many people with LS and other autoimmune diseases wonder if a flu vaccination would be good for them. Even if one is not immunosuppressed, it would be wise to thoroughly investigate before considering getting any vaccine.
The human body’s immune system reacts to all pathogens by forming antibodies. Each pathogen contains a specific shape, and our antibodies shape themselves to match each specific pathogen. Each time a match for a specific pathogen is detected, the antibodies and killer blood cells (NK cells) overcome the pathogen, and new antibodies are made. This scenario transpires for every pathogen our body comes into contact with, whether we get sick and recover, or never suffer any symptoms at all, and it is how we develop natural lifetime immunity.
In flu season 2012-2013 the CDC admitted their flu vaccine wasn’t a match, and people who had gotten a flu shot still got the flu. What was interesting was the CDC’s explanation of why the older population was remarkably flu-free, while younger individuals were stricken. The CDC’s conclusion was that the season’s flu strain was similar to the swine flu that had circulated several years prior, and that the older population didn’t suffer from the 2012-2013 season’s flu because “they had been exposed to it previously.” Not vaccinated against it, exposed to it. Obviously those that had been previously exposed had naturally formed immunity.
It is also obvious that flu vaccines do not initiate natural immunity. If they did, we would not need an annual flu shot against a strain or similar strain our bodies had previously come into contact with.
Flu vaccines are typically manufactured a year in advance using strains of previous viruses that the CDC believes will most closely match the strains of the upcoming flu season. But viruses are living organisms that change and mutate constantly, so no vaccine made a year in advance will precisely match a current strain. However, our bodies do not take a year to come up with a plan of attack and can adapt immediately.
While many people avoid genetically modified food, they may very well be getting a genetically modified vaccine. Flublok, one of several flu vaccines, contains recombinant insect DNA (the caterpillar stage of the fall army worm) and an insect virus (baculovirus) that is supposed to facilitate increased production of vaccines. Recombinant DNA are recombined DNA molecules that have been formed in a laboratory by combining genetic material from multiple sources and creating genetic sequencing that would never form in nature and would not otherwise be found in a genome. Aw, come on! Hasn’t anyone seen The Fly movie? Having insect DNA injected into us can’t possibly be a good thing!
While the Flublok vaccine insert claims it contains no preservatives or adjuvants, it does contain monobasic sodium phosphate, dibasic sodium phosphate, and polysorbate 20, along with a laboratory created combination of DNA that would never appear in nature, plus residual amounts of the insect virus and the insect’s cellular DNA. These salt phosphates are not organic, meaning they are laboratory-created chemicals linked to dehydration, and adverse effects to the heart and kidneys resulting in death. Polysorbate 20 is a chemical surfactant that creates stability.
Additionally, the efficacy of the vaccine wasn’t even 50%. Efficacy has absolutely nothing to do with effectiveness in preventing someone from getting the flu. It is only a standard by which immune response is measured. In this case, immune response was a mere 40% and that is more likely immune reaction due to being injected with chemicals, surfactants, and laboratory concocted foreign DNA. In other words, you stand a better chance recovering from, or not even contracting the flu, than you would by getting a flu vaccine. And by allowing your own body’s defense mechanisms to do their much more effective job, you would also be getting lifelong immunity to that specific pathogen.
Side effects associated with the Flublok vaccine include Guillain-Barre Syndrome, allergic reactions, respiratory infections, headaches, fatigue, altered immunocompetence, rhinorrhea, myalgia, and the ultimate side effect, death.
According to the CDC, a vaccine’s effectiveness is calculated by combining all age groups. But when those groups are separated, the effectiveness drops sharply. From the CDC’s own web page it states “Lesser effects of flu vaccine were often found in children younger than 2 years of age and older adults.”
Flulaval is another flu vaccine with little to no effectiveness. According to the vaccine package insert, “There have been no controlled trials adequately demonstrating a decrease in influenza disease after vaccination with FLULAVAL.”
Flublok and Flulaval are only two of several ineffective flu vaccines being marketed because they are such great money makers. Anyone who administers a flu vaccine will earn money. Drugstores earn millions on vaccine administration. Not just on the vaccine alone, but the extra purchases made by customers. Physicians earn the majority of their income during flu season when they can also schedule “wellness” visits coupled with vaccine administration.
So why does the USFDA approve flu vaccines if they are ineffective and don’t even offer immunity for a year? The answer is very simple. Follow the money. A pharmaceutical company pays the USFDA millions of dollars to rubberstamp approval of their drug. The USFDA does not conduct any testing whatsoever and completely relies upon the pharmaceutical company funded “scientific” findings, which, of course, contains only positive statistics. As an example, during a controlled vaccine study, several subjects died. Because those deaths would have negatively impacted the results, those participant outcomes were eliminated from the study. And the government utilizes the federal excise tax that is placed on every vaccine sold. For the government and the pharmaceutical industry, it’s a financial win/win.
During the 2013 flu season when the vaccine was not a match, a CDC spokesperson advised people to get the flu shot anyway because it would “reduce symptoms.” Flu vaccines are supposed to prevent contraction of the flu virus and have never been marketed before or since as a tool for treating or reducing flu symptoms! This illogical reasoning was nothing more than the pharmaceutical industry preying upon the public’s fear of suffering flu symptoms to sell their worthless drug.
It is imperative to keep our immune system healthy by avoiding products containing chemicals (food, personal care, home maintenance, medications, etc.) because these products lower our immune system’s ability to function optimally. Medications in particular usurp the body’s own defenses.
I’ve never gotten a flu shot and I’ve never gotten the flu, not even when I had LS and other autoimmune issues. My advice, whether someone has a compromised immune system or is healthy, is to bolster natural immunity by eating a diet rich in raw whole organic foods and eliminate processed foods because they are nutritionally deprived and typically genetically modified. Vitamin D is our number one health molecule and the best source is direct sunlight. If you live in a northern climate where winter exposure of bare skin is not realistic, then whole food Vitamin D supplementation is recommended. Exercise and rest both boost immune response by making our body a hostile environment for pathogens. Olive leaf supplementation will bolster and modulate immunity, while L-lysine (1200 mg for adults) will starve viruses and impede them from replicating. Raw organic honey has anti-microbial effects. There are many popular herbs such as Echinacea that have infection fighting qualities.
Despite any CDC proclamation that this year’s vaccine might be a “good match” for the current influenza virus, it is no match against our own immune defenses.
More in depth discussion on vaccines, whole food vitamins versus synthetic isolate vitamins, diet, and exercise can be found in Lichen Sclerosis Beating the Disease.
Glyphosate – The Disease Manufacturer
By Ginny Chandoha, October 18, 2015
Being diagnosed with Lichen Sclerosis in 2009 started my investigation of all the chemicals in the products I used, the foods I ate, and the cleaning agents and products for my home. As I read the harmful effects on cells, organs, tissues, and bodily systems, my heart pounded, a knot formed in my stomach, and I was so distressed that I trembled at the prospect of how all of these chemicals I’d unwittingly allowed into my life had harmed me.
Not much has affected me that way in the past 6 years as all of the latest studies merely confirm what I already know about these chemicals, and have gone to great lengths to avoid. But recently new information has surfaced that has once again left my heart pounding, my stomach in a knot, and my body trembling at the magnitude of how we are all in peril.
We all know that the biotech industry is nothing more than a conglomeration of chemical companies that are out to control every morsel of food that we put into our mouths. It’s not because they want to feed the world, it’s so they can sell more chemicals. These chemicals, specifically glyphosate’s sole purpose is to kill things, which inevitably means us.
For 30+ years glyphosate has been presented as easily degradable in the environment, and safe for mammals, including humans. But documents recently unsealed after being hidden away prove that the manufacturer of glyphosate has known all along just how toxic their product is.
In the US, the FDA doubled the “acceptable level” of glyphosate from 20 ppm to 40 ppm, while many other countries are either banning the use of glyphosate, or limiting its use. Despite that, 130 countries permit extensive use of glyphosate, and in 2013 glyphosate sales rose 37%, with the US using 280 million pounds. It is the most widely used herbicide in use today.
In 2015 the World Health Organization classified glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen.” That doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of how deleterious this chemical is and how it adversely affects every mammal, including humans on a cellular level and is detrimental to every tissue, every organ, every bodily system.
While a large body of reputable independent research confirms that glyphosate is far more toxic and poses more health risks than the manufacturer and the USFDA care to admit, recently this chemical giant’s own documentation has been unsealed and the evidence is not only incriminating, it is alarming and sickening.
Dr. Anthony Samsel, an independent research scientist and member of the Union of Concerned Scientists, along with his co-investigator, Dr. Stephanie Seneff of MIT, have devoted their independent research on Roundup’s toxicological characteristics and bioactivity. Through the help of his senator, Dr. Samsel acquired the chemical giant’s own extensive studies throughout the 1970s-1980s on the toxicity and health risks of glyphosate that was submitted to the EPA. Those studies were intentionally sealed, keeping the company’s own damming research from independent and public scrutiny.
Even though still reviewing this chemical manufacturer’s complete testing results of glyphosate toxicity and health risks, what has already surfaced is that the company has known and covered up for nearly four decades that glyphosate is directly responsible for a large variety of cancers, organ failures, and many other diseases.
According to the chemical company’s meticulous and comprehensive studies, glyphosate bio-accumulates in every cell, every tissue of the body. They conducted tests on male and female mammals and found that only 24 hours after ingestion at low levels, glyphosate had accumulated in:
- All body fluids (lymph, blood, urine and cerebral spinal fluid)
- Bone and Bone marrow
- Red cells
- Uterus and ovaries
- Shoulder muscle
- Nasal mucosa
- Small intestine
- Abdominal muscle
Dr. Samsel notes that glyphosate is especially harmful to the lungs and lung cancers such as adenocarcinomas, COPD and asthma are rising dramatically. In mid-western states where GMO corn is primarily grown and heavily sprayed with glyphosate, the cataract rates for adults 40+ years of age will reach nearly 40% within 15 years. This chemical giant’s study revealed that sunlight reacts with glyphosate residue, increasing its toxicity.
The company’s studies also reveal exposure to glyphosate, along with the other “inert” chemicals found in their herbicide, are directly related to basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, which are the most common forms of skin cancer. The many other cancers linked directly to glyphosate exposure in the chemical company’s own studies include:
- Adenoma cancer in the pituitary gland
- Glioma tumors in the brain
- Reticular cell sarcomas in the heart
- Malignant tumors in the lungs
- Salivary mandibular reticular cell carcinoma
- Metastatic sarcomas of the lymph gland
- Prostate carcinoma
- Cancer of the bladder
- Thyroid carcinoma
- Adrenal reticulum cell sarcomas
- Cortical adenomas
A large body of independent research collectively confirms that glyphosate is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and autism because glyphosate has been shown to trigger aluminum accumulation in the brain. The herbicide has also been found to be a causal agent in:
- Neural tube and birth defects
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Chronic kidney and liver diseases
- Heart disease
- Leaky gut syndrome
The chemical manufacturer’s extensive research also studied metabolites, the intermediate molecules that form during the breakdown of their herbicide, which proved them to be doubly toxic.
The chemical giant presented to the EPA studies conducted no longer than 3 months. There was a reason for that. The company’s long-term studies (some as long as 2 years), plus long-term studies by independent scientists reveal that profuse cancer tumor development started after the 4th month.
A 2-year independent scientific study of rats given low doses of glyphosate in their drinking water resulted in alterations in over 4,000 gene clusters in the livers and kidneys of the rats. The alterations included fibrosis, necrosis, phospholipidosis, mitochondria membrane dysfunction and ischemia.
The manufacturer conducted hundreds of glyphosate testing on rats, mice, rabbits, beagles, and other mammals. With the unrelenting release of GMO crops, and the ever rising use of the herbicide that has garnered this company billions of dollars in profits, it is obvious that all mammals, including us, are nothing more than collateral damage.
And yet, this company is rewarded by having top influential employees appointed to government agencies, elected officials are in their pocket, their money funds presidential campaigns, and foundations that are supposed to improve global health and wellness receive hefty donations.
Glyphosate is blanketing the earth. It’s in our lakes, rivers, streams, tributaries, ground water, and drinking water. It’s in our air, and it’s been found in 71% of raindrops. There is literally no escape from glyphosate and the prospect for our children, grandchildren, and future generations is horrific unless this company is stopped and its chemicals banned.
Our lives and those of our children, grandchildren, and future generations depend upon our taking a stand against a company and government that intentionally inflicts pain and suffering on its people. It is time to stand against vaccine mandates that inject our children, beginning at the age of 2 hours old, with heavy metal adjuvants such as aluminum that glyphosate will pave the way to collect in their brains. It is no wonder that recent statistics show the onset of Alzheimer’s disease now afflicting in 40-year-olds. It is time to ask local and state government officials, congressional and presidential candidates what their stand is on GMO’s and vaccine mandates and let them know we are against it. It is time to avoid anything containing GMO’s, and that includes vitamins, baby formula, baby food, vaccines, even pet food. It’s time to avoid non-GMO crops being hosed down with the glyphosate herbicide before harvest…crops such as potatoes, peas, beans, soybeans, wheat, barley, oats, and peanuts. It is time to demand a stop to glyphosate being used to maintain lawns, parks, removal of underbrush along power lines and pipelines, and on our children's playgrounds. It is time to demand organically grown crops as our sole source of food ingredients. It is our God-given right to decide for ourselves what happens to our own body and that of our children. It is time to stand against the denial of an education if we refuse to capitulate to mandates and having poison shoved down our throats.
If this chemical company were any other group, they would be, at the very least, charged with domestic terrorism or chemical warfare. At most they should be charged with crimes against humanity and their billions in profits used to compensate those they have deliberately harmed.
Click here to read the full transcript of Progressive Radio Network’s interview with Dr. Samsel.
Do You Really Have Food Allergies?
By Ginny Chandoha, August 31, 2015
When I was a child growing up in the 1950's, everyone ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Nut and gluten allergies were unheard of. Is it merely hybridization that these crops (wheat, oats, barley, peanuts, sugar cane, and even legumes) have become allergens, or is it something else that has turned them into toxins?
Gluten intolerance, along with a gamut of intestinal illnesses including Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD), as well as numerous other food allergies have also become prominent. These disorders used to be rare to unheard of, but no they strike people at younger and younger ages, including teens and youths.
Nature fine-tuned plants over millennium, and we evolved consuming them. So how have gluten and other grains been consumed for centuries without disease, but intolerance, "grain brain," leaky gut, and other disorders have risen in disproportionate levels within the last 20-30 years?
One theory is that we tend to eat grains in a highly processed form, rather than as a whole food. And we consume this processed form numerous times per day, every day. Paracelsus, the Father of Toxicology said, "The poison is in the dose."
Another theory is that hybridization has changed the makeup of wheat. By hybridizing plants, the bound molecular structures can be separated, allowing natural toxic elements that nature kept in check and in the background to become prominent.
Several studies have traced the correlation between the rise in intestinal diseases to the increase in genetically engineered crops, which have been modified to withstand being drenched with herbicides, specifically glyphosate. And yet some people avoid genetically modified foods and still suffer these intestinal disorders, and crops that have not been genetically modified (wheat, barley, oats, peanuts/nuts) also trigger allergic reactions.
I'm going to play the devil's advocate here and say that perhaps the blame for these disorders has been misplaced, and it is not nuts, gluten, or grains per se, but how these plants are harvested.
Prior to the 1980's, farming never needed an "organic" designation because that was the traditional and only way farming was done since humans stopped foraging and began growing their own food. Only within the last 50-60 years has monoculture farming and the introduction of the heavy use of pesticides and herbicides displaced and replaced traditional organic farming.
Traditional farming meant weeding, harvesting, sorting, and sifting crops by hand. Complimentary crops and yearly crop rotation naturally reduced pests, and cover crops were used to rejuvenate resting fields.
In contrast, the majority of our food today is monoculturally farmed, meaning that only one crop is continuously planted in the same location year after year, and synthetic chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides are used. Harvesting crops is not done by hand, but by machine and chemical.
Non-organic farms don't invest the money or time to harvest crops the traditional way. Rather than allowing crops to mature and the foliage to naturally wither before harvesting, instead the foliage is heavily sprayed with an herbicide to speed up the harvesting process.
This type of harvesting is called dessication, and it is used on crops that have not been genetically modified, including wheat, peanuts, sugar cane, barley, peas, oats, canola, flax, and legumes. Crops that have been dessicated prior to harvest are forced to release more seeds.
The key ingredient in the dessicating herbicide is glyphosate, and it operates by binding with pathogenic ground bacteria to prevent plant illnesses. However, it also binds with beneficial bacteria needed by plant roots for optimum uptake of nutrients from the soil. Comparison studies between organic crops, and crops subjected to glyphosate show startling differences in nutrient levels. For example, in organic crops the uptake and dispersion of manganese and iron throughout the plant is 100%, while in crops subjected to glyphosate, manganese is less than 20% and iron only 50%.
When we eat dessicated crops, not only are we deprived of micronutrients needed for optimum health, we are also eating glyphosate residue. The maker of this chemical claims that it is harmless to humans and other animals because of the way the herbicide works by using the shikimate pathway to bind with the soil bacteria that kills unwanted plants. Theoretically, mammals do not possess the shikimate pathway.
But we do possess bacteria which does contain the shikimate pathway. We carry 25 pounds of beneficial bacteria on our skin and throughout our entire intestinal tract. Glyphosate does not differentiate between beneficial and pathogenic bacteria and consumption of glyphosate residue destroys our intestinal flora, which in turn obstructs our body's ability to absorb nutrients.
In addition, we have gene encoding cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes that are crucial in the formation and breakdown of various digestive molecules and chemical reactions. These play a huge role in the digestion of the molecular structure of wheat and other grains. A recent study shows that glyphosate suppresses CYP enzyme activity in plants and animals, and most likely us.
In side-by-side comparisons, non-genetically modified, monoculturally grown crops that have been harvested through desiccation show alarming levels of glyphosate residue, nearing or exceeding the USFDA's "acceptable" levels. The same crops grown organically show zero glyphosate contamination.
In 2011, North Dakota's State Seed Department Deputy Commissioner warned farmers not to use glyphosate to harvest crops. According to the Deputy Commissioner, testing showed that 98% of desiccated field peas were abnormal and "would not produce a viable, productive plant because they are lacking essential plant parts." The Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA) Training Manual defines an abnormal seedling as one that does not have all of the essential structural plant parts or is damaged, deformed or decayed to such an extent that normal development is prevented.
The biotech industry and the USFDA claim that glyphosate is safe, and in late 2013 the USFDA's "acceptable level" of glyphosate ingested by humans was doubled from 20 parts per million to 40 parts per million. Interestingly enough, the warning label on a container of glyphosate herbicide states that it is poisonous if swallowed, and to keep it away from water sources, animal feed, foodstuffs, and to avoid spilling it into ponds, lakes, and rivers.
Regardless of whether or not glyphosate residue levels in the foods we eat are "acceptable," or that we supposedly don't have the shikimate pathway, the fact remains that every time we eat non-organic crops, we are ingesting unacceptable levels of chemcial residues.
However, the news is not all gloom and doom. The human body has an enormous capacity to heal itself given the right environment. Studies reveal that people who switch to an all-organic diet will reduce 95% of pesticide residues in their blood and urine within two weeks, and while I've not come across specific studies regarding glyphosate herbicide reduction by switching to an all-organic diet, one might draw a similar conclusion.