Prediction: By 2025 the rate of autism could increase to 1 in 2 births.
The possible culprit: Glyphosate (RoundUp) Herbicide
According to MIT lead researcher Dr. Stephanie Seneff, there are key biological problems associated with autism that can be linked with glyphosate exposure. Even the answer to the question of why more males than females develop autism lies in the introduction of glyphosate to our food supply.
What does glyphosate do in the body?
Our bodies need three key amino acids; tryptophan, tyrosine and phenylalanine to maintain optimal health. These amino acids go on to make dopamine, serotonin, melatonin and norepinephrine. These neurotransmitters are essential for regulating the body’s mood, ability to focus, and sleep. All are produced by gut bacteria, which are present in a healthy digestive system.
In the presence of glyphosate, vital gut bacteria, such as lactobacillus and bifidobacteria, are killed off. The lack of sufficient amounts of these ‘good bacteria’ makes it possible for unhealthy bacteria, like c. difficile, to overgrow. This leads to leaky gut and inflammatory bowel disease, both strongly associated with autism.
Glyphosate also destroys an enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogen. This explains why males are more likely to be autistic than females.
What other problems does glyphosate cause?
The neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine, and melatonin, all play an important role in delivering sulfate to the brain. When their synthesis is impaired, the brain becomes sulfate-deficient.
Glyphosate disrupts the sulfate delivery pathway by chelating manganese, making it unavailable for use. Enzymes that depend on manganese as a catalyst are essential for protecting cells’ mitochondria from damage and for producing glutamine from glutamate and ammonia.
Autism is associated with mitochondrial damage and with excess glutamate and ammonia in the brain. Understanding how glyphosate disrupts the body’s ability to protect its mitochondria provides strong evidence that glyphosate is a contributing factor in the development of autism.
Glyphosate’s disruption of the glutamine creation process also causes a reduction in the creation of GABA, gamma-Aminobutyric acid. Think of GABA as the brain’s “natural Xanax”. Without it, the child’s ability to calm himself is impaired, increasing anxiety. This is why anxiety is a common coexisting condition to autism.
Does our body have a natural mechanism to get rid of Glyphosate?
Yes, our bodies are ingenious machines, which can remove many of the toxins we introduce to it.
However, that natural ability becomes part of the problem when we relate it to how the synthesis of glyphosate affects autism and those who develop it.
The break down byproduct of glyphosate is ammonia. Children with autism already tend to have significantly higher levels of ammonia in their blood than the general population. Ammonia causes encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain. (People with Alzheimer’s disease also have higher levels of ammonia in their blood).
What can we do about it?
Removing glyphosate from our foods is not as simple as washing them before we eat. Genetically engineered foods and those treated with glyphosate have this chemical incorporated into each cell of the plant.
However, there are steps we can take to limit the introduction of glyphosate into our diet.
- *Avoid processed foods – the contamination is processed into the final product so you cannot wash that off either.
- *Buy produce from your local farmers who do not use glyphosate or other synthetic chemicals.
- *Stop using RoundUp around your land where children and pets come in contact with it.
- *Eat as many organic foods as possible. Organic standards do not permit glyphosate.
- *Avoid “all natural” and “natural” labeled foods. These labels aren’t regulated and the foods are often GMO (genetically modified)!
- *Grow your own food. Bed and pot gardens are a great way to get started.
As people wake up to the reality of the danger of glyphosate there will be a run on organic foods. Growing your own food and knowing where to source responsibly grown food will be important.
Take Control of Your Family’s Health
We cannot rely on our government to fix the problem. Acting with dispatch is purposeful. We’ve seen that glyphosate is associated with heightened allergenicity, gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
We will be spending the greater portion of our time and dollars taking care of the sick and needy because the United States is moving toward a country of sickness. The chemical technology industry controls most of our government agencies from the inside these days, which can easily make one despondent.
Is There Hope for the Future? What Dr. Seneff says…
At a recent conference, Dr. Seneff addressed the question of what we can do to protect our families. –
“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.”
Next issue: Learn how glyphosate makes mercury and aluminum in vaccines more toxic to children. Also how glyphosate’s attack on the pineal gland prevents natural sleep.