Glyphosate is a dangerous toxin that is affecting our quality of life much more than most of us realize.
I fundamentally believe that when people are well they can change the world, and I work everyday to help reduce the risk of chronic disease in my patients. So when I heard today’s guest, Dr. Stephanie Seneff, speak, I knew that I had to have her on the podcast. Dr. Seneff presented me with an inconvenient truth; that the food I was eating and feeding to my family was not only killing us, but the people who were coming to see me for help. Our interview today is slightly more technical than you might be used to, but if you eat food, this interview is crucial to your survival.
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[4:10] Glyphosate is the most important toxic chemical in our environment and we must ban glyphosate worldwide.
[5:51] Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the herbicide RoundUp.
[6:19] Some crops have been genetically modified to be resistant to RoundUp.
[6:58] How is so much glyphosate getting into our food?
[8:12] Even organic foods will contain some glyphosate.
[9:11] Why would organic lentils contain high levels of glyphosate?
[10:18] Monsanto’s own studies have shown how glyphosate accumulates in body tissue.
[12:45] Glyphosate is getting into proteins by mistake.
[14:02] In North America we do not respect the Precautionary Principle.
[14:51] Is there a link between glyphosate and autism?
[17:20] Glyphosate hit the market in 1975 but its use wasn’t widespread until the late 1990s.
[18:56] Glyphosate causes gut dysbiosis.
[20:48] How is glyphosate connected to Celiac Disease and other food allergies?
[23:21] Glyphosate crosses the placenta.
[23:39] Glyphosate is sneaking into the body in place of glycine.
[25:14] Some people are genetically more susceptible to the effects of glyphosate.
[26:33] What is the relationship between glyphosate and sulphur?
[27:17] We desperately need sun exposure.
[29:50] Glyphosate can not be washed off of produce because it is embedded in the proteins of the plants.
[31:03] It is very difficult to reduce glyphosate exposure without committing to buy organic.
[32:43] Sri Lanka banned glyphosate after it became obvious that it had killed many young agricultural workers. It will be a miracle if the U.S.A. ever bans it.
[34:28] We can test for glyphosate in our bodies with urine samples.
[35:16] Can we detox glyphosate out of our tissues?
[37:51] How can we take action to remedy the problems we have created with glyphosate use?
[42:16] Health is feeling good.
[43:08] Dr. Seneff’s morning routine includes doing a Sudoku puzzle.
[44:48] Dr. Seneff reads research papers constantly.
[45:18] Dr. Seneff loves taking walks in the woods and playing with her grandchildren.
[45:50] Creativity is born in all of us, but the educational system tries to beat it out of us.
Mentioned in This Episode:
“When you know better, you do better.”
“If we would ban glyphosate worldwide, we would have a huge improvement in our health and in the Earth.”
“Canada is responding [to activism] a lot better than the U.S.A. is.”
“Genetics cannot cause exponential growth [of autism].”
“There are many different pathways by which glyphosate causes autism.”
MORE ABOUT DR. STEPHANIE SENEFF
Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She has a BS degree from MIT in biology and a PhD from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science. Her recent interests have focused on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health and disease, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, Roundup, and the mineral, sulfur. She has authored over two dozen peer-reviewed journal papers over the past few years on these topics.
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