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August 16, 2021 - Toxic Effects of the Weedkiller (Glyphosate)


August 16, 2021 Puzzle Piece

Toxic Effects of the Weedkiller (Glyphosate)

Glyphosate, the world’s most used pesticide, including Roundup, has a very bad rap sheet. Billions of pounds have been applied globally since the 1970s. The US is 4% of the population but annually uses 20% of the world’s supply.
This is most likely one of the reasons our chronic disease is so much higher than other countries. Some of our Six Steps to Wellness Doctor’s work in rural areas and testify the farmers are getting sicker and harder to help since using roundup on their lands.  Much evidence is available that glyphosates are seriously detrimental to our health and wellness with more evidence piling up continually. Yet it is still legal in the US.  Why is that, I wonder?

You can have yourself tested for accumulation in your body. Studies have linked glyphosate to cancer, endocrine disruption, infertility, immune dysfunction, liver damage, kidney damage, and disruption of the microbiome. Glyphosate is harming human and animal health and at the same time, is destroying our ecosystems.
I recently heard a presentation by Stephanie Seneff, a Senior Research Scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has a bachelor's degree from MIT in Biology with a minor in Food and Nutrition Science, and a master’s degree, an engineer’s degree, and a PhD degree, all from MIT, in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
She has been focusing on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health and disease, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, glyphosate, and the mineral, sulfur. Since 2008, she has authored over three dozen peer-reviewed journal papers on these topics.
She is the author of a new book on glyphosate titled Toxic Legacy: How the Weedkiller Glyphosate is Destroying Our Health and the Environment (July 2021).  In the book, she 
gives us an in-depth look at the dangers of glyphosate for our health and our world. 

Continuously, we are discovering how powerful the microbiome is for affecting our health either for good or for bad. We now know glyphosate directly damages our good bacteria by disrupting the shikimate pathway, a process responsible for producing certain amino acids that are important for gene expression.
Glyphosates also cause leaky gut syndrome. This causes proteins to leak into the bloodstream and creates systemic inflammation.  Inflammation is listed as a catalyst for all chronic diseases. Dr. Stephanie explains the concept of molecular mimicry and autoimmune disease as well, and how glyphosate ties into this increasing problem.
Glyphosate depletes glutathione, our master antioxidant, which is involved in our optimal biology.  It dramatically impacts our sulfur, methylation, and detoxification pathways that have many essential roles for our health. Glyphosate is a toxin we want to avoid.  To make matters worse, it makes other chemicals more toxic because we are less able to process and eliminate them because of the faulty methylation that is triggered. 
Glyphosate impacts the body, the soil, our biome, and the pollinators, etc.  We need to understand the full danger of the issue and identify ways to clean up the problem.  I do not personally want exposed to any amount. How is that possible currently? How do we get positive action to reduce and remove this toxic substance?  These are important questions we need answers for as soon as possible.
These are concerns and questions that need resolution.  I will not ever use glyphosates at my home or office, and I will strive to find quality foods/supplements that are not drenched in this toxic substance.

I take 3 drops of OHS’s Opti-Metals Detox each morning and 3 drops of the Opti-Enviro Detox each evening to assist my detoxification process.


I also utilize OHS’s Opti-Methyl B and Dr. Harris formulated Essential Glutathione daily, to offset exposure to toxic substances and assist the methylation processes. 

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We need to understand the full danger of these issues and identify ways to clean up our external in internal environment.

Yours in Health and Wellness,
John W Brimhall, DC, BA, BS, FIAMA, DIBAK

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