GLUTEN – About the wheat lie and man made diseases
How it all began:
The Food Pyramid Lie
We all remember learning about the food pyramid in school in one way or another – But who made it and is it really the best and healthiest instruction for us and our children to eat a nutritious diet? About twenty years ago the USDA changed and finalized the food pyramid making grains and bread the base of the American – and with that the western world’s – diet. For the last twenty years the health of the citizen in the western world has steadily declined. De-generative diseases have increased dramatically. Heart disease, diabetes, gastro-intestinal aliments, arthritis, asthma, food allergies, and an arsenal of others have become the plague of the twenty-first century. But if you remember being a child sitting at the dining table and eating fearless together with your family, not being bothered by any of those problems, you are not alone. Most of those diseases have just became a problem in the last 25 years.
– And it is all based on a simple little lie –
Let us start at the bottom of this, with the USDA. The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) is not and was never a public health organization. The USDA’s role in government is to promote and sell the United State’s agricultural products to the people of the United States and the rest of the world. In other words, their job is to get people to eat the foods that are produced by the US farmer. Their job is not to tell us what a healthy diet should be.
As in the End of the last century Monsanto started distributing its engineered (and heavily glyphosate contaminated) crops in the USA, growing more wheat than ever before, over distributing the market with enough wheat to feed 11 Billion people per year, it faced the serious issue of over production and needed to come up with a solution to sell those masses of wheat to the broad public. But lets start a bit more down the line:
The USDA first put forth food recommendations in 1894. In 1916 Caroline Hunt published the first guidelines for eating in “Food For Young Children.” Caroline was an early nutritionist who divided the food into five groups; milk and meat, cereal, vegetables and fruit, fats and fatty food, sugar and sugary food. This pretty much stood from the early twentieth century until World War II when the USDA again got involved in food recommendations. Why? To help people deal with food rationing by getting them to buy more readily available foods. After the war, they simplified it from seven elements to four; milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and grains. And it stayed this way until 1988 when they started looking for a more graphic way to represent the pyramid for the use in schools on us and our children. The current pyramid was released in 1992. At the time, there was a glut of wheat and corn on the market after two decades of intense production for a world market that no longer needed all the grain the United States could produce.
What’s a government agency to do when the world no longer needs US grain? Market that grain to the people of the United States.
The food pyramid is taught to our children starting in preschool and all through their educational career. Young doctors, who are doing their residencies, have been raised on this and are promoting it to their patients as a healthy way to eat. It is not. Simply put, the health crisis in the western world can be directly attributed to the USDA food pyramid and its promotion of grains.
There’s the word … PROMOTION.
The USDA is there to promote agricultural products. They don’t care if they sell to other countries or the the US population. Caring isn’t in their job description, promoting US agriculture to the world (including the US) is.
We recommend watching this documentary about the connection between chronic diseases and wheat consumption. It is very informative and easy to watch:
People of a certain age, like me, probably remember a time when eating bread, pasta and other foods made from wheat flour wasn’t a problem. Then suddenly, about 15 years ago, the term “gluten intolerance” entered the everyday lexicon. Not coincidentally, it was about 25 years ago that the amount of glyphosate used on food crops began to increase dramatically.
In a 2016 report published in Environmental Sciences Europe, agricultural economist Charles Benbrook pointed out that “Two-thirds of the total volume of glyphosate applied in the U.S. from 1974 to 2014 has been sprayed in just the last 10 years.”
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the Monsanto product Roundup, which is typically sprayed on GMO crops such as maize, soybeans and cotton. However, it has also been sprayed in a huge amount on wheat, a non-GMO crop. Between 1990 and 2014, the amount of glyphosate sprayed on wheat increased by 4000%, rising from approximately 420,000 pounds to 16.6 million pounds a year.
According to a 2012 survey from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS, an agency within the USDA), two-thirds of winter wheat and nearly all spring wheat (including durum) are treated with herbicides – and those contain glyphosate.
Considering that wheat is not a GMO crop, the question here is: why glyphosate?
Seneff, a senior research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been studying the effects of Monsanto’s Roundup on human health. She discovered a direct connectionbetween the growing use of glyphosate and alarming increase in autism.
In the course of her research, she found that farmers have been spraying their wheat crops just prior to harvest in order to kill off the plants once the grain has been harvested, thus making it easier to clear the field for the next crop, and because exposing the wheat to glyphosate causes the dying plant to release more seeds, meaning increased yields. In addition, glyphosate kills rye grass, which most wheat farmers consider a nuisance (although it assists in re-balancing the soil – something modern farmers do not consider).
The bottom line: glyphosate is present in virtually all wheat products sold in the U.S. This chemical destroys beneficial “gut flora,” which in turn negatively affects both digestion and immune function. Last year, Dr. Seneff said,
“I just do not understand how the U.S. government refuses to acknowledge that we’re basically slowly poisoning and killing our population.”
Of course, that was before the present Administration took over. Now, the answer to Seneff’s question is abundantly clear – they are fully aware that glyphosate is poisoning people, but since there are corporate profits at stake, they simply don’t care.
Even though wheat is not a GMO crop, glyphosate is widely used to harvest it and it is typically heavily contaminated with glyphosate
Glyphosate exposure appears to be strongly correlated with the rise in celiac disease
Glyphosate has been shown to severely damage your gut flora and cause chronic diseases rooted in gut dysfunction
The use of glyphosate on wheat crops has risen in tandem with the rise in celiac disease. In fact, it correlates to a greater degree than glyphosate usage on corn and soy
The use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup, has dramatically risen over the past 15 years, right in step with the use of GE crops.
According to Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a senior research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), glyphosate appears to be strongly correlated with the rise in celiac disease.
Dr. Anthony Samsel and Dr. Seneff produced some phenomenal research1 on this connection, which was published in December last year. Previously, she has investigated the relationship between glyphosate and the development of a wide array of modern diseases, including autism.
She believes that glyphosate may in fact act as a transporter for aluminum (a common vaccine adjuvant) into the brain. It also appears to transport arsenic into the kidneys. For more in-depth information on this glyphosate-autism link, please listen to the full version of Dr. Seneff’s interview.
“There’s an extremely strong correlation between the use of Roundup on corn and soy over time and the increase in all these different diseases, and celiac disease is one of them,” she says.
“We certainly have seen an explosive appearance of celiac disease almost overnight in the last five to 10 years… Now you have a growing section of gluten-free choices of various food products…
Lots of people are intolerant to gluten, of course. But people aren’t thinking, ‘Why is this now true? This didn’t use to be true’… I was really puzzled because wheat is not a GE product… GMO wheat is not a product that’s on the market.”
So what’s going on? Dr. Seneff’s research reveals that when it comes to gluten intolerance and celiac disease, the problem actually doesn’t stem from genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Rather it’s related to the use of glyphosate just before the harvesting of many of the non-organic wheat crops, in order to reduce the amount of residue that needs to be cleared and to get a head start on next year’s weeds.
Glyphosate-Treated Wheat Promotes Celiac Disease
Celiac disease is a severe reaction to gluten that primarily affects your gastrointestinal system. Glyphosate has been shown to severely damage your gut flora and cause chronic diseases rooted in gut dysfunction.
The use of glyphosate on wheat crops has risen in tandem with the rise in celiac disease. In fact, it correlates to a greater degree than glyphosate usage on corn and soy.
According to Dr. Seneff, desiccating4 non-organic wheat crops with glyphosate just before harvest came in vogue about 15 years ago. Interestingly enough, when you expose wheat to a toxic chemical like glyphosate, it actually releases more seeds. “It ‘goes to seed’ as it dies,” Dr. Seneff explains. “At its last gasp, it releases the seed.”
This results in slightly greater yield, and the glyphosate also kills rye grass, a major weed problem for wheat growers that is resistant to many other herbicides. What they’re not taking into consideration is the fact that rye grass helps rebalance the soil, and from that perspective is a beneficial plant.
So, most of the non-organic wheat supply is now contaminated with glyphosate. A large percentage of processed foods are made from wheat, and this helps explain the explosion of celiac disease and other gut dysfunction.
What happens is that the villi in our gut get destroyed by the glyphosate, which reduces our ability to absorb important vitamins and minerals. Also, wheat contains gliadin, which is difficult to break down. Normally, a reaction takes place that builds connections between different proteins in the wheat.
But glyphosate gets right in the middle of that process too, resulting in wheat that is highly indigestible. Dr. Seneff and her co-researcher Dr. Anthony Samsel believe the glyphosate may attach to the gliadin as a consequence of a chemical reaction. The end result is that your body develops an immune reaction. As noted in their study:5
“Glyphosate disrupts the shikimate pathway, which is a biological pathway in plants and in microbes. That pathway produces the precursors to all those neurotransmitters. When you can’t produce those precursors… because of the glyphosate, you become deficient.
This links directly to celiac disease because serotonin is strongly implicated in celiac disease. In fact, you have an overproduction of serotonin whenever you have dietary tryptophan. In celiac, these cells are hypersensitized. They take in the tryptophan and make serotonin out of it – the majority of serotonin is produced in your gut, not your brain.
Glyphosate Chelates Minerals and Promotes Deficiencies
Making sure you’re getting enough trace minerals is also important, as glyphosate disrupts a wide variety of them, including manganese, iron, cobalt, molybdenum, and copper – just to name a few. All of these minerals are affected because the glyphosate causes your body to mismanage them. It chelates the minerals in your gut, so the gut bacteria can’t get to them. And your gut bacteria need minerals to work properly. For example, Lactobacillus depends on manganese. These bacteria have an unusual mechanism to protect themselves from oxidative damage, which involves manganese. But they can’t get at it because the manganese hides inside the glyphosate molecule…
The human body depends on minerals for a wide variety of functions, but it’s important to get minerals in a bioavailable form. You can’t take a mineral supplement. You need to get them through your diet so that your body can utilize them properly. Hence, an organic diet devoid of glyphosate is again the answer. Natural salt, such as sea salt or Himalayan salt is also a good addition to eating lots of vegetables.
Is There Hope for the Future?
The chemical technology industry controls most of our government agencies from the inside these days, which can easily make one despondent. Is there any hope for the future?
“There is hope,” Dr. Seneff says. “I have hope through China and Russia, interestingly enough. Russia has made a pretty strong stand against GMO. Putin has been saying, ‘You can go ahead and eat your GMO foods, but we don’t want them.’ And I just came back from a conference in Beijing put on by Professor Gu.
She brought in people from around the world… who are sounding the alarm about GMOs and Roundup. Don Huber was there, and Mae-Wan Ho… Jeffrey Smith… and from Australia, there was Judy Carman, who studied the pigs…China will really have an impact if they simply refuse to import GMO soy. They’re finding, by the way, that in step with the increased imports of GMO Roundup-Ready soy… they’re finding tremendous increases in autism, Parkinson’s disease, infertility, and all the same things we’re seeing here.
I just do not understand how the US government refuses to acknowledge that we’re basically slowly poisoning and killing our population. We’re going to have a huge autism problem in 10 or 15 years. Mothers rising up and saying ‘I’m going to feed my child organic food only’—that’s the only way we’re going to stop it. We have to push the organic movement… In fact, one of the people at this conference was Zen Honeycutt, founder of Moms Across America, which is an organization of moms. Her son had autism. She fixed his autism by putting him on an organic diet.”
Can You Detox Glyphosate?
It’s important to understand that you cannot wash glyphosate off genetically engineered foods, as it is then incorporated into each cell of the plant. And when you’re consuming processed foods, clearly you cannot rinse off any contamination—it’s already been processed into the final product. So truly, the only way to eliminate it from your diet is to avoid conventionally grown foods and processed foods, and to eat as many organic foods as possible. Organic standards do not permit glyphosate. Do not confuse this with labels that say “natural” or “all-natural.” These are not regulated, and are often GMO!
This is equally if not more important when it comes to meat and other animal products, as factory-farmed animals are typically raised on a GMO diet, and glyphosate bioaccumulates in the tissues. So what about detoxing? According to Dr. Seneff, they’ve had some success detoxing animals of glyphosate by feeding them charcoal and humus (the dark organic material in soils). The problem, again, is that glyphosate bioaccumulates throughout your body, and it can be difficult to get out. It’s also unclear just how effective taking charcoal might be for humans.
In short, it’s much harder to reverse the damage once it’s done, so the answer is to avoid glyphosate from the start—especially in your child’s diet. The only way to do that right now is to buy certified organic food, or food from a local farmer you know is not using glyphosate or other synthetic chemicals. Perhaps the best alternative is to grow your own. “I think there’s going to be a run on organic once everybody wakes up,” Dr. Seneff says. “If you’re not growing your own, you won’t have access. It would be very difficult.”
Take Control of Your Health—Choose Your Foods Wisely
According to Dr. Seneff, a number of frightening revelations concerning GE foods themselves came out during the Beijing conference, which we did not have time to go over in this interview. But clearly, besides the potential hazards associated with GE foods—which includes heightened allergenicity—the issue of glyphosate contamination is a very important one. It appears to play an instrumental role not only in celiac disease, but also in autism, Alzheimer’s, and cancer. In fact, Dr. Seneff’s work suggests it may play a role in most chronic diseases.
“There are many, many reasons to avoid these processed foods that our government is encouraging us to eat,” she says. “Taking complete ownership of your food by growing your own is the most special thing you can do, not just for yourself but for humanity and for the earth itself. Everyone who pitches in to contribute their piece of healthy grown food with developing healthy soil is so important to our future salvation because if we don’t move fast with this, we’re going to end up with a country that’s so sick… we’re going to spend all of our time and all of our money taking care of the sick and needy. We won’t be able to do anything else.
We need to move quickly, and individually make ourselves healthy by eating healthy foods and by putting in the effort to cook and the effort to grow the food ourselves. Buy organic. Support the organic farmers. Don’t worry about the fact that it’s costing you a little more in food because it’s going to save you a huge amount on healthcare down the road. It’s going to totally pay for itself. If people can get into that mindset, we can make it happen as individuals. We don’t need the government [to act].”
Biotech Companies Are Gaining Power by Taking Over the Government
Monsanto and their industry allies will not willingly surrender their stranglehold on the food supply. They must be resisted and rolled back at every turn. There is no doubt in my mind that GMOs and the chemical-intensive agricultural model of which they are part and parcel, pose a serious threat to the environment and our health. Yet, government agencies not only turn a blind eye to the damage they are inflicting on the planet, but actively work to further the interests of the biotech giants.
This is not surprising. It is well-known that there is a revolving door between regulatory agencies and private corporations. This has allowed companies such Monsanto to manipulate science, defang regulations and even control the free press, all from their commanding position within the halls of government.
Consider for a moment that on paper, the U.S. may have the strictest safety regulations in the world governing new food additives, but has repeatedly allowed GMOs and their accompanying pesticides such as Roundup to circumvent these laws.
In fact, the only legal basis for allowing GE foods to be marketed in the U.S. is the FDA’s tenuous claim that these foods are inherently safe, a claim which is demonstrably false. Documents released as a result of a lawsuit against the FDA reveal that the agency’s own scientists warned their superiors about the detrimental risks of GE foods. But their warnings fell on deaf ears.
Don’t Be Duped by Industry Shills!
In a further effort to deceive the public, Monsanto and its cohorts spoon-feed scientists, academics and journalists a diet of questionable studies that depict them in a positive light. By hiring “third-party experts,” biotech companies are able to take information of dubious validity, and present it as independent and authoritative.
Industry front groups also abound. The Genetic Literacy Project and the American Council for Science and Health are both Monsanto-funded. Even WebMD, a website that is often presented as a trustworthy source of “independent and objective” health information, is heavily reliant on advertising dollars. It is no coincidence that they promote corporate-backed health strategies and products.
There’s No Better Time to Act Than NOW — Here’s What You Can Do
At the end of the day, we must shatter Monsanto’s grip on the agricultural sector. There is no way to recall GMOs once they have been released into the environment. The stakes could not be higher. Will you continue supporting the corrupt, toxic and unsustainable food system that Monsanto and its industry allies are working so hard to protect?
For more and more people, the answer is no. Consumers are rejecting genetically engineered and pesticide laden foods. Another positive trend is that there has been strong growth in the global organic and grass fed sectors. This just proves one thing: We can make a difference if we steadily work toward the same goal.
One of the best things you can do is to buy your foods from a local farmer who runs a small business and uses diverse methods that promote regenerative agriculture. You can also join a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program, where you can buy a “share” of the vegetables produced by the farm, so that you get a regular supply of fresh food. I believe that joining a CSA is a powerful investment not only in your own health, but in that of your local community and economy as well.
In addition, you should also adopt preventive strategies that can help reduce the toxic chemical pollution that assaults your body.
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