Wow! How bad does it get? We must petition Australian authorities to ban the use of this toxin!
The GMO farming system has made exposure to Roundup herbicide a daily fact of our existence, and according to the latest US Geological Survey study its probably in the air you are breathing.
The researchers discovered the following:
Thirty-seven compounds were detected in the air or rain samples in 2007; 20 of these were present in both air and rain.
Glyphosate was the predominant new herbicide detected in both air (86%) and rain (77%) in 2007, but were not measured in 1995.
Decreased overall pesticide use in 2007 relative to 1995 generally resulted in decreased detection frequencies in air and rain, but observed concentration ranges were similar between years even though the 1995 sampling site was 500 m from active fields while the 2007 sampling site was within 3 m of a field.
Mean concentration of detections were sometimes greater in 2007 than in 1995 but the median values were often lower.
Seven compounds in 1995 and five in 2007 were detected in =50% of both air and rain samples. Atrazine, metolachlor, and propanil were detected in =50% of the air and rain samples in both years.
Total herbicide flux in 2007 was slightly greater than in 1995, and was dominated by glyphosate.
This magnitude of this truly huge! The relatively recent discovery of the microbiome is not only completely redefining what it means to be human, to have a body, to live on this earth, but is overturning belief systems and institutions that have enjoyed global penetrance for centuries.
Lectins are a toxic substance that plants make to prevent insects from eating them. They are lethal to some insects and apparently not that good for many people too.
Like many things there is probably a gradient scale of toerance to lectins. Some bodies probably have a much better tolerance to them and some are extrememly sensitive to them and do much better without them.
If you have unexplained stomach issues, here is some data from Dr Gundry that you may want to use as a basis for experimenting with your diet.
Lectins Cause Digestive System Damage
Some lectins can survive both heat and stomach acid.
Lectins stick to many types of cells.
Lectins strip away the mucosal lining of your gut making it suseptible to IBS, colitis, Crohn’s etc.
Lectins Punch Holes In Your Intestinal Walls
This acauses them to leak into your blood stream (laky gut).
Lectins Increase Appetite
Stick to cells that produce leptin, the hormone that signals satiety or fullness.
Lectins Damage Blood Vessels
This endothelial dysfunction leads to hypertension, diabetes and heart disease.
A 200 person study of people who cut out lectins showed that after 6 months there was:
A 72% decrease in endothelial dysfunction and
the markers of cardiovascular disease decreased in 100% of those in the study.
Mono and oligosaccharides prevent lectins from sticking to your cells.
Foods that contain lectins are:
All Soy Products
Almost All Tree Nuts
Eggs (most especially from grain fed chooks)
Watch Dr Gundry explain the subject here www.lectinblocker.com
A landmark study on curcumin and its effects on depression, however, could spell new hope and an increased quality of life for those suffering from this disorder. The new breakthrough research concluded that curcumin was as effective as Prozac in treating depressive disorders but lacked any serious side effects and was well-tolerated by patients across the board.
Further to my rant a few days ago wherein I vented my spleen on the lie told on SBS news about there being no link between vaccines and autism, this interesting clip was taken from a government web site!