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The Link Between Glyphosate, Obesity, Diabetes And Kidney Disease - Episode 123

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In this episode Jeffrey and Stephanie Seneff join the Real Truth about Health to discuss the importance of eating organic which not only gives you food that is free from pesticides but also free from genetically modified components.  Stephanie Seneff also discusses why the chemical glyphosate in foods can lead to obesity, Diabetes and Kidney Disease.

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Speaker 1: (00:08)
Uh, Jeffrey, why should we eat organic? Is that guarantee that we are not eating genetically modified foods. And why is this important for our health and Stephanie, can you specifically talk about the link between glyphosate and obesity, diabetes and kidney disease?

Speaker 2: (00:25)
Why don't I begin on this one, Stephanie? Um, it's very simple answer. Organic foods are not allowed to intentionally contain GMOs or Roundup and the long list of other prohibitive substances. There's generally no testing requirements for organic contamination does happen. It's the nature of nature, but it is an excellent Oasis for those of us trying to avoid both the non GMO project seal is just for GMOs and not for Roundup. So you can have a non GMO project verified oatmeal that is full of Roundup of glyphosate residues. So if you had to choose between organic and the non GMO project verification, organic would be better so that you can avoid both the GMOs and the Roundup, but the non GMO project has an advantage in that they actually require testing in case there is at risk ingredients being used in the product and organic does not.

Speaker 2: (01:27)
So if there is contamination, that's above an average of a 0.9%, uh, or generally go overcoming their active, thrust over 0.9%, then they won't provide the seal. Organic doesn't have such testing. So the gold, and it would really be organic and non GMO project because then you get all the benefits of organic and, you know, it's been tested and the, or the non GMO project does an excellent job of tracking the new GMOs and trying to help companies avoid them. So we are favor of both, but if you wanna avoid both organic is easy. And the other thing is there's also a glyphosate residue free certification. So if you get a non GMO product, that's glyphosate free, it's not fully organic, so it may have some other chemicals in it, but that's better than non GMO project alone. I think that's clear we have GMOs. We have Roundup. You wanna avoid them both.

Speaker 3: (02:26)
So diabetes, obesity and kidney disease. That's a tough one to start with. It's really, really complicated what glyphosate does, and you really have to start with the gut. And, and I think the critical thing, a critical thing is that it messes up the gut microbiome. And of course we've been seeing lately how many diseases are connected to gut dysbiosis and, uh, glyphosate, uh, specifically affects an enzyme in a pathway biological pathway called the shipmate pathway. And, um, and the, the reason why it's considered safe Monsanto will say is because we, our ourselves don't have that biological pathway. So it doesn't affect ourselves. But what they're overlooking is that our microbiome does something like 54% of the species were found to have a sensitive gene to glyphosate in a study that was done on the gut, on the gut profile. And, uh, and we're seeing, you know, features of diseases that match with, uh, decrease in BI bacteria and LBI cell us, which are really essential MI uh, microbes to get the infant started when they begin their life.

Speaker 3: (03:23)
And then an overgrowth of, of toxic species like clostridia and yeast infections, all these complications that happen, the, um, the fats get really messed up. And I talk a lot about that in my book, and it has to do starting really with fatty liver disease, which is very clear. And, and so the, these diseases are all going up dramatically, diabetes, kidney disease, and obesity are all going up exactly in step of the rise in glyphosate usage, according to the data that Nancy Swanson and I have collected. And, um, so you think there, you know, correlation doesn't mean causation, can you show the cause of pathway by which it causes these diseases? And the, the pathway is complicated. The science is not straightforward, some metabolic problem, and it particularly affects the mitochondria and the liver, um, to interfere with their ability to process fats. And I think it also disrupts the liver's ability to produce bio acids because it's suppresses enzymes called cyro P four 50 enzymes that are essential for producing bio acids.

Speaker 3: (04:17)
So when the BI and the bios are essential for, for, for digesting fats, so you, your fats are, are not able to be processed. And therefore you there's a tendency for you to just build a abdominal obesity as a way to sort of store those fats, hoping someday that you're gonna be able to use them. Fat cells actually have trouble releasing their fats because lipo date disrupts proteins that are involved in the release of the fat, uh, Anthony Samsel tested lipase, which is a fat digestive enzyme that he ordered from a lab. It was from a pig kin lipase. He found glyphosate contamination in the lipase. And we wrote about that in one of the papers that we published together. So it's getting into these enzymes that, um, that are involved with the flat fat processing and messing that up. So that gives you the di diabetes.

Speaker 3: (05:01)
And of course, I mean, the obesity and diabetes is also connected to these metabolic problems. And, um, diabetes is also connected to these metabolic problems. And, um, I think that has in part to do with another enzyme in the liver called P E P C K, that, um, I think is getting affected by glyph, from my modeling, from how it works, ONB Sy. It has a similar, um, situation that it could also suppress this really critical enzyme in the liver, um, that that handles neogenesis, which is to release glucose when, when blood sugar gets low. So, in fact, the baby has a lot of stress when it's first born, because this enzyme really kicks in the baby's not, not eating sugar, it's drinking milk, and it has to get converted into sugar through this glucogenesis. And if it's not working, then you can get into a hypoglycemic situation where the baby can go into a coma because his blood sugar drops too low.

Speaker 3: (05:55)
So I think what happens is the blood sugar set point raises because of this constant, uh, the body becomes aware that it can't produce enough sugar, uh, in an emergency. And that becomes very dangerous. So it has to keep a lot of sugar in the blood for a rainy day for that situation. If you're exercising very hard and you were burning a sugar, you can't make new sugar out of other re sources because that pathway's blocked my glyphosate. I talk about that in my book, kidney disease is, is really clear, especially for people who are exposed to, uh, in agricultural settings. And there have been several papers now written both from Sri Lanka and central America, where they found, uh, these young men strong young men, 40 years old, dying of kidney failure in record numbers. I think it's the number one cause of death in, in, um, in young men, in, um, El Salvador.

Speaker 3: (06:44)
And, uh, these, these are the sugar cane workers who are spraying the glyphosate with spraying the sugar cane with glyphosate right before the harvest. And then they're harvesting the sugar cane a few days later. So they're really up close and dirty with, with the glyphosate and they have, um, and, and, and studies have shown that they have all these markers at higher levels during the, during the harvest season. And so papers have, um, have really fingered glyphosate as a causative factor, working with, uh, in conjunction with other chemicals. For example, in Sri Lanka, they also have Paraquat and Paraquat and glyphosate are really nasty combination. A lot of times G cuz it makes other chemicals much more toxic than they would otherwise be because it disrupts the liver's ability to detoxify these other toxic chemicals. So it's really a, a number of different things. Um, it's all quite complicated science, but it's, uh, it's stunning really how it can cause all these diseases.

Speaker 2: (07:35)
One of the ways that you've talked to me about it, uh, Stephanie, that made it very simple is that glyphosate is a key later, which means it hugs, it grabs molecules. It was originally patented to clean industrial boilers and pipes because it grabbed the minerals and that what it does, what you told me, unless you've changed your mind about arsenic with this case.

Speaker 3: (07:58)
Yes. I almost mentioned that,

Speaker 2: (08:00)
Right? So it grabs onto arsenic and it becomes a smuggler. So because the body doesn't see the arsenic, cuz it's being hugged by the glyphosate. It gets, it goes through the system and ends up in the kidney. But the kidney has a particular, uh, environment that causes acidic environment. That is it to be split apart. Now you have two toxins in the kidney, glyphosate and arsenic, and these people are dying from kidney disease in large numbers. So you, you have, you have shared ways that these things work, understanding biochemistry in very simple terms. And I, I, when people, it was it's a key later and it grabs onto all these minerals, making them unavailable. It explains why it is so damaging because the minerals are necessary for so many metabolic functions without the minerals. They're they all go on strike.

Speaker 3: (08:55)
And in fact it makes many of the minerals, both toxic and, and uh, deficient simultaneously because it really messes up the whole, the body has developed elegant systems for transporting and delivering these, these minerals because they are, you know, they're reactive. That's why they're good for the enzymes. They help the enzymes to react, but you can't just have them loosen the environment. So we've got all these know tools to escort these minerals and deliver them where they need to go. And glyphosate is a train wreck for much of that. And so it ends up really iron manganese, zinc, you know, they all become simultaneously toxic and deficient.

Speaker 2: (09:35)
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