"Prominent among the wellness factors that a woman can proactively address every day of her life is nutrition. Good nutrition is the very foundation of cancer resistance, a vital, life-enhancing component of lifelong tissue growth as well as tissue damage, repair, and recovery." Edward Bauman, MED, PHD and Helayne Waldman, MS, EDD (Member, Breast Cancer Study and Support Group), The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors, New Harbinger Publications, 2012.
"Simply stated, organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products do not take antibiotics or growth hormones." www.organic.org
WHY EAT ORGANIC FOOD?
Nothing is sprayed on organic food. Otherwise, for example, the herbicide, Roundup, is sprayed on food, such as corn, soy, and wheat crops. The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate.
Is glyphosate in our food?
WHAT IS THE HARM OF GLYPHOSATE IN ROUNDUP?
In their formative, brilliant 2016 study, Anthony Samsel, PHD, and Stephanie Seneff, PHD, have discovered that glyphosate in Roundup has devastating effects in the human body.
Glyphosate is able to mistakenly insert itself into proteins in our body, which causes the proteins to malfunction.
"The synthetic amino acid, Glyphosate (in Roundup), mis-incorporates in all biology. Glyphosate causes mis-folded proteins and this causes protein malfunction." Anthony Samsel, PHD, 2016.
How is glyphosate able to mis-incorporate in proteins?
Glyphosate is a synthetic amino acid. Glyphosate is similar in structure to the amino acid, glycine, and is called an analogue of glycine. Glycine is the smallest of the 20 amino acids. Glycine "has properties that support flexibility and the ability to anchor to the plasma membrane of the cytoskeleton" that would all be lost if glyphosate usurped glycine's role in proteins.
Is there proof that glyphosate can be mis-incorporated into proteins?
Dr. Samsel wrote, "C-14 radio-labeled studies prove that glyphosate becomes a part of proteins."
INTERVIEW WITH ANTHONY SAMSEL, PHD, BELOW
HIGHLIGHTS OF INTERVIEW
There is a "strong correlation" between the use of glyphosate and the increasing incidence of chronic diseases.
Glyphosate can destroy collagen (collagen is rich in glycine, and synthetic glyphosate can take its place). Collagen helps to hold the structure of our body together - such as, our bones, joints, and ligaments. Glyphosate can destroy collagen "of the basement membrane and extracellular matrix which surrounds each cell. This leads to the destruction of every gland, organ, and tissue."
Shockingly, glyphosate, like bisphosphonates (Fosamax, etc.) given as osteoporosis drugs, may be able to reduce bone loss, but the production of new collagen may be prevented, making the bone "brittle and fracture easily".
We are all at risk if we eat food contaminated with glyphosate.
INTERVIEW WITH ANTHONY SAMSEL, PHD. AUGUST 2016 SOME OF THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF THE TOXIN, GLYPHOSATE
The EDITORS wish to thank Dr. Anthony Samsel, not only for his brilliance, but for his uncommon kindness, in taking the time and effort to answer our questions.
1. Can you please explain how the synthetically produced amino acid, glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup), can substitute for the amino acid, glycine, and how this substitution "easily explains a link" with a host of diseases?
"Glyphosate is a synthetic amino acid that was created in a lab. It can participate in protein synthesis like our canonical amino acid Glycine. It is an analog with a side chain that causes mis-folded proteins. Amino acids determine protein structure, folding and function. So, when Glyphosate mis-incorporates, the misfolded proteins do not function like normal proteins that contain glycine. Glyphosate disrupts immune function altering proteins and receptors.
Glyphosate also alters and destroys collagen of the basement membrane and extracellular matrix which surrounds each cell. This leads to the destruction of every gland, organ and tissue."
2. Can you please comment on conserved glycine in collagen relative to the horror of osteoporosis?
"There are 28 types of collagen and Glycine comprises between 23 to 28 % of the protein. Glyphosate mis-incorporation creates an inferior collagen which lacks the flexibility, is resistant to proteolysis and eventually leads to apoptosis of the cell and the extracellular matrix surrounding the cell which has a high Glycine content.
The bone gains its flexibility and strength from collagen. Glyphosate like other phosphonates, including bis-phosphonate used as osteoporosis medications may prevent current loss of bone and collagen, but does nothing for restoring lost collagen and bone. Bis-phosphonate can prevent new collagen production by the cells. Bones deficient in collagen are brittle and fracture easily …. The joints and ligaments are also affected, as these too have high amounts of glycine contained in their collagen which Glyphosate disrupts …
Glyphosate causes collagen diseases through the destruction of the basement membranes i.e. the extracellular matrix (ECM). It is the ECM that controls the mitochondrial function of the cell and it is in the ECM that disease begins.".
3. Any special advice for women at high risk for or who are fighting breast cancer?
"We are all at risk if we are eating the contaminated food here in the USA or food in other countries contaminated by this synthetic amino acid Glyphosate. There are also other amino acids used as herbicides like Glufosinate, that do not belong in the food supply."
See Anthony Samsel, PHD and Stephanie Seneff, PHD, Glyphosate Pathways to Modern Diseases V: Amino Acid Analogue of Glycine in Diverse Proteins, Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry, 2016.
GENETICALLY MODIFIED (GMOs) FOODS AND BREAST CANCER? - THE SERALINI STUDY (REPUBLISHED)!
GMOs AND BREAST CANCER? In the republished 2014 Seralini et al. study, the researchers experimented with an 11% GMO maize corn diet in rats "cultivated with or without Roundup application and Roundup alone (from 0.1 ppb of the full pesticide containing glyphosate and adjuvants) in drinking water," for two years.
This study was a "follow-up investigation of a 90-day feeding study conducted by Monsanto in order to obtain commercial release of this GMO, employing the same rat strain and analyzing biochemical parameters on the same number of animals per group as our investigation."
Results? There was "very significant chronic kidney deficiencies, for all treatments and both sexes; 76% of the altered parameters were kidney-related. ... In females, all treatment groups showed a two- to threefold increase in mortality, and deaths were earlier. ...Females developed large mammary tumors more frequently and before controls; the pituitary was the second most disabled organ; the sex hormonal balance was modified by consumption of GM maize and Roundup treatments. (See Seralini G-E et al., Republished Study: Long-Term Toxicity of a Roundup Herbicide and a Roundup-Tolerant Genetically Modified Maize, Environmental Sciences Europe, 2014. See also the Support Seralini website, http://www.gmoseralini.org/en/.)
DISCUSSION OF THE SERALINI STUDY ON DR. OZ SHOW October 17, 2012. Dr. Oz: “And there was a recent study that came out looking at rats who were given genetically modified food.”
Dr. Robin Bernhoft: (President of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine): “Well, this is a hugely important study. Seralini’s group fed two years of genetically modified corn to (Sprague-Dawley) rats which are the type of rats that every science experiment uses to study cancer in. Normally they get about 15 to 20 percent cancer eating normal food. In his study eating genetically modified food, 80 percent.”
Dr. Oz: “80 percent! Here’s a picture of some of those rats. These are tumors coming out of these animals?”
Dr. Bernhoft: “Yeah, most of the female rats got breast cancer. The male rats got inter-abdominal cancer. There were problems with the kidneys, the liver, and the pituitary."
Dr. Oz: “So Jeffrey, if these claims, and they are pretty serious ones, are true, why, how can it be this information is being ignored?”
Jeffrey Smith (Genetic Roulette): “Well the cover up started more than 20 years ago when the FDA’s own scientists repeatedly urged their superiors to require long-term study because they said these foods were dangerous. They said they could create allergies, toxins, new diseases and nutritional problems. But the FDA policy came out ignoring the scientists saying no safety studies were necessary, no labeling was necessary. So they ignored the science and now they have what is called kind of tobacco science, short-term animal feeding studies, studies designed to avoid finding problems. They got bad science down to a science."
"It's important to understand that, like tobacco-induced disease, most food-borne illnesses are not acute, but chronic. They develop slowly through repeated exposure, and they're more difficult to detect than those inducing a rapid and noticeable reaction. Therefore, they entail greater total risk."
Steven Druker, Altered Genes, Twisted Trust, page 243, Clear River Press, 2015
WHAT ARE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS - GMOs? "GMOs (or genetically modified organisms) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering, or GE. This relatively new science creates unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods."
OCTOBER 2017 - 10 MAIN POINTS FROM JEFFREY SMITH'S PRESENTATION ON GMOs AND CANCER
"The very process of creating a GMO creates side effects that can promote cancer. Monsanto’s Roundup Ready corn, for example, has higher levels of putrescine and cadaverine. These are not only linked to cancer and allergies, they produce the foul smell of rotting dead bodies.
Bt-toxin, which is manufactured by the altered DNA in every cell of genetically modified varieties of corn, cotton, and South American soy, pokes holes in cell walls. It may create “leaky gut,” which is linked to cancer and numerous other diseases.
Most GMOs are “Roundup Ready”—designed to be sprayed with Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. These include Soy, Corn, Cotton, Canola, Sugar Beets (for sugar), and Alfalfa. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is classified as a class 2A carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of the World Health Organization). They said it probably causes cancer in humans, does cause cancer in animals, does cause mutations in DNA that can lead to cancer, and where it is heavily sprayed, cancer rates are higher.
Roundup is also sprayed on numerous non-GMO crops just before harvest as a desiccant, to dry down the crop as it is killed by the herbicide. Some of these other crops include: Wheat, Oats, Flax, Peas, Lentils, Dry Beans, Sugar Cane, Rye, Triticale, Buckwheat, Millet, Potatoes and Sunflowers. Canola, Corn and Soybeans labeled non-GMO may also be sprayed with Roundup.
To avoid Roundup, eating non-GMO is not sufficient. It is better to choose organic, which does not allow the use of GMOs, Roundup, or other synthetic poisons. (Products labeled both Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified are even better, because the latter requires tests for possible inadvertent GMO contamination.) Since Roundup is sprayed on most US cotton, residues are found in cotton products including tampons. BUY ORGANIC!
Several cancer rates in the US are rising in parallel with increased use of glyphosate on GMO soy and corn fields. These include leukemia and cancers of the liver, kidney, bladder, thyroid, and breast.
In Argentina, the rate of cancer in communities living near Roundup Ready soybean fields has also skyrocketed, as have birth defects, thyroid conditions, lupus, and respiratory problems.
The following are just some of the health effects of glyphosate, all of which are known to increase cancer risk. Glyphosate:
Damages the DNA
Is an antibiotic
Promotes leaky gut
Chelates minerals, making them unavailable
Is toxic to the mitochondria
Interferes with key metabolic pathways
Causes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Degrades into Sarcosine and formaldehyde
The full Roundup formulation is up to 125 times more toxic than glyphosate alone. It also has a greater endocrine disruptive effect.
Thousands of people who were exposed to Roundup and are now suffering from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are suing Monsanto. The lawsuit forced Monsanto to make public secret documents, emails, and texts. These are smoking guns, providing clear evidence that Monsanto colludes with government regulators, bullies scientists, ghostwrites articles, pays off journal editors and scientists, and publicly denies evidence of harm that it privately admits to.
I ended my talk by introducing a peer-reviewed article that was recently accepted for publication. It features survey results in which 3,256 people describe significant improvements in 28 conditions after switching to non-GMO (and often organic) food. Of the 155 people who reported improvement in cancer after making the change, 23% said there was “Significant improvement,” 17% said the condition was “Nearly gone,” and 42% had a 'Complete Recovery.' " http://responsibletechnology.org/gmos-and-cancer/
*AVOID THIS LIST OF GMO FOODS* HAVE BREAST CANCER? GO ORGANIC!
*Number in parentheses represents the estimated percentage that is genetically modified. Currently commercialized GM crops in the U.S. include soy (94%), cotton (90%), canola (90%), sugar beets (95%), corn (88%), Hawaiian papaya (more than 50%), zucchini and yellow squash (over 24,000 acres). Other Sources of GMOs:
Dairy products from cows injected with the GM hormone rbGH
Food additives, enzymes, flavorings, and processing agents, including the sweetener aspartame,and rennet used to make hard cheeses
Meat, eggs, and dairy products from animals that have eaten GM feed
Honey and bee pollen that may have GM sources of pollen
Contamination or pollination caused by GM seeds or pollen
Some of the Ingredients That May Be Genetically Modified: Vegetable oil, vegetable fat and margarines (made with soy, corn, cottonseed, and/or canola) Ingredients derived from soybeans: Soy flour, soy protein, soy isolates, soy isoflavones, soy lecithin, vegetable proteins, textured vegetable protein (TVP), tofu, tamari, tempeh, and soy protein supplements. Ingredients derived from corn: Corn flour, corn gluten, corn masa, corn starch, corn syrup, cornmeal, and High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). (See http://responsibletechnology.org/gmo-basics/gmos-in-food.)
Since there aren't any enforced labeling laws, it is difficult for the consumer to know which food products contain genetically modified ingredients.
In case of any doubt, go organic!
GLYPHOSATE AND GMOs (GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS) -GLYPHOSATE - HERBICIDE IN ROUNDUP
"Glyphosate (in Roundup) has been demonstrated to have estrogenic effects at minute dosages, in in vitro experiments on mammary tumor cells. Glyphosate was able to induce proliferation in these cells in concentrations of parts per trillion, and it did so through binding affinity to the estrogen response element." Anthony Samsel, PHD and Stephanie Seneff, PHD, 2015.
"The best way to minimize glyphosate exposure is to adhere strictly to a completely organic diet." Stephanie Seneff, PHD
"Overall, the evidence of the carcinogenicity of glyphosate is compelling and multifactorial. We believe that the available evidence warrants a reconsideration of the risk/benefit trade-off with respect to glyphosate usage to control weeds, and we advocate much stricter regulation of glyphosate." Anthony Samsel, PHD and Stephanie Seneff, PHD,. 2015.
Spraying your lawn with Roundup?
In March 2015, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), declared glyphosate to be "probably carcinogenic".Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is a popular, pervasive herbicide that is applied to get rid of weeds.
From Dr. Mercola, here is a summary of some of glyphosate's deleterious effects:
"Acts as an antibiotic (glyphosate is in fact patented as an antibiotic); preferentially affecting beneficial bacteria, allowing pathogens to overgrow
Inhibits enzymes that detoxify chemical compounds. This appears to be one of the previously hidden mechanisms of harm, because by inhibiting these enzymes, glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of chemicals and environmental toxins you may be exposed to
Readily promotes antibiotic resistance by activating certain genes in the bacteria, as demonstrated in the study mentioned earlier
Decimates your microflora and its ability to produce essential amino acids like tryptophan that converts to serotonin, an important neurotransmitter, 90 percent of which is produced in your gut."
Think your non-organic wheat and sugar cane aren't sprayed with Roundup?
"The practice of 'desiccating' crops like wheat and sugar cane just before the harvest by spraying them with Roundup is also becoming more and more popular as a way to reduce the amount of vegetation that needs to be cleared in preparation to planting next year's crops."
Stephanie Seneff, PHD
GLYPHOSATE INHIBITS HEALTHY BACTERIA. DOES GLYPHOSATE INCREASE THE NEUROTOXIN, BOTULISM?
"Glyphosate causes dysbiosis (microbial imbalance) which favors the production of BoNT (Botulinum toxin) in the rumen.". Ackermann W et al., 2014
In a 2015 study, Ackermann W et al. conducted studies on the rumen fluid of a four year old cow to determine the influence of glyphosate on the microbiome.
Here is some commentary on the study by Martin Michener, PHD: "During the last decade, even well-cared-for pastured cattle have developed serious acute digestive problems, seemingly at random. Symptoms include apathy, severe indigestion, wasting and weight loss. ... The symptoms closely match those of botulism poisoning, but the diagnosis is far from simple."
And, "Because of the timing, many experts suspected this epidemic to be one more of the health impacts from the active ingredient in the world’s best selling unregulated pesticide Roundup: glyphosate."
Two Experiments: The researchers "transferred samples of the rumen contents plus specific diets into warm reaction chambers where this 'cud' was cultured for two days. They then analyzed what microbes remained after different treatments. They wanted to establish dosage cause-and-effect by adding glyphosate in ways we never could with human digestion. The rumen and its in vitro mechanical incubator 'Daisy" would thus make possible the comparison of the world's most critically adapted microbiome under the stress of an added herbicide. In a second series, they also added to some samples the microbe which produces the notorious toxin, 'botox' or BoNT."
The study concludes, "Glyphosate causes dysbiosis (microbial imbalance) which favors the production of BoNT in the rumen."
(For the Study: See Ackermann W et al, The Influence of Glyphosate on the Microbiota and Production of Botulinum Neurotoxin During Ruminal Fermentation, Curr Microbiol, 2015.)
HAVE BREAST CANCER? GO ORGANIC! IS ORGANIC FOOD REALLY BETTER?
http://www.energymedc.com/kirlian%20photography.htm "All living creatures generate and emit radiations. Photons of light, electromagnatic frequencies, heat, sound, and scent are all emitted from our bodies in direct relationship to our internal states. Kirlian photographic analysis combines high voltage, high frequency, ultra low current, electrical fields and photographic techniques to make visible subtle energy fields interacting around living and non-living objects of study. These techniques utilize 50,000 volts and a broad range of frequencies to resonate with the test objects, capturing their patterns for analysis. ....The camera and the subject interact to produce a corona of multi-frequency energy waves - from low infrared to well past the visible spectrum."
IS ORGANIC FOOD REALLY MORE NUTRITIOUS THAN CONVENTIONALLY GROWN FOOD?
FINDINGS FROM A 2014 NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY, UK STUDY:
Organic food is "up to 60% higher in a number of key ingredients than conventionally grown food". Some antioxidant polyphenolics that were found to be higher in organically grown food are phenolic acids, flavanones, stilbenes, flavones, flavonols, and anthocyanins.
"There was also an average of 48% lower cadmium concentrations in organic food, "although the exact health benefits associated with reducing cadmium intake levels via a switch to organic food consumption are difficult to estimate." Baranski M et al., 2014.
* Organic food is "up to 60% higher in a number of key ingredients than conventionally grown food." Some antioxidant polyphenolics that were found to be higher in organically grown food are phenolic acids, flavanones, stilbenes, flavones, flavonols, and anthocyanins..
* " A switch to eating organic fruit, vegetable and cereals - and food made from them - would provide additional antioxidants equivalent to eating between 1- 2 extra portions of fruit and vegetables a day."
* There was also an average of 48% lower cadmium concentrations in organic food, "although the exact health benefits associated with reducing cadmium intake levels via a switch to organic food consumption are difficult to estimate." (EDITORS' NOTE: " Cadmium may induce highly aggressive breast cancer in humans." and may be modifiable by not just eating organic food, but by taking selenium and eating blueberries.)
* "The present study demonstrated that the prohibition of synthetic chemical pesticide use under organic farmng standards results in a more than 4-fold reduction in the number of crop samples with detectable pesticide residues."
* The substantially higher amounts of antioxidants, such as polyphenolics, found in organic food, " have previously been linked to a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including CVD and neurodegenerative diseases and certain cancers, in dietary intervention and epidemiological studies."
(See Baranski M et al., Higher Antioxidant and Lower Cadmium Concentrations and Lower Incidence of Pesticide Residues in Organically Grown Crops: A Systemic Literature Review and Meta-Analyses, Br J Nutr 2014,Newcastle University Press Release, http://research.ncl.ac.uk/nefg/QOF/page.php?page=1. and Cen et al., Association Between Urinary Cadmium and Clinicopatholgical Characteristics of Breast Cancer,Zhonghua Zhong Liu Za Zhi 2013.)
WHAT DO THE SQUIRRELS CHOOSE TO EAT? ORGANIC CORN!
EATING ORGANIC FOOD REDUCES PESTICIDE EXPOSURE IN ONE WEEK!
"The consumption of an organic diet for one week significantly reduced organophosphate pesticide exposure in adults." 89% lower! Oates L et al., 2014
"Conventional food production commonly uses organophosphate pesticides, which can have negative health effects, while organic food is deemed healthier beause it is produced without these pesticides."
In the 2014 Oates L et al. study, Australian researchers studied adults who consumed "a diet of at least 80% organic or conventional food for 7 days and then crosssed over the alternate diet."
"The consumption of an organic diet for one week significantly reduced organophosphate pesticide exposure in adults." 89% lower!
(See Oates L et al., Reduction in Urinary Organophosphate Pesticide Metabolites in Adults After a Week-Long Organic Diet., Environmental Research, 2014.)
CAN EXPOSURE TO DIETARY PESTICIDES BE ESTIMATED?
In the Curl C. et al. 2015 study, "The researchers predicted each participant’s exposure to organophosphate pesticides based on the amount and type of produce each participant typically ate and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s measurements of pesticide residue levels on those foods. The researchers then compared these predictions to pesticide metabolite levels measured in urine samples from a subset of 720 people." (See http://ecowatch.com/2015/02/16/lower-pesticide-levels-in-people-who-eat-organic-produce/.)
"Among conventional consumers, increasing tertile of estimated dietary organophosphate exposure was associated with higher DAP (urinary dialkylphosphate ). DAP concentrations were also significantly lower in groups reporting more frequent consumption of organic produce."
Thus, "Long term dietary exposure to organophosphate pesticides were estimated from dietary intake data, and estimates were consistent with DAP measurements. More frequent consumption of organic produce was associated with lower DAPs."
(See Curl C et al., Estimating Pesticide Exposure from Dietary Intake and Organic Food Choices: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis -MESA, Environ Health Perspect, 2015.)
ABOVE ALL, AVOID DIRTY DOZEN - 2015 - EAT ONLY ORGANIC: www.ewg.org (The Environmental Working Group)
Environmental Working Group - 2015: "Only eat organic: APPLES PEACHES NECTARINES STRAWBERRIES GRAPES CELERY SPINACH SWEET BELL PEPPER CUCUMBERS CHERRY TOMATOES SNOW PEAS IMPORTED POTATOES AND KALE The Environmental Working Group - www.ewg.org.