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Exposed to RoundUp/Glyphosate? You need a neurotoxin liver cleanse.

If you have been exposed to glyphosate/Roundup/RangerPro or other chemicals director OR indirectly you may need a neurotoxin cleanse.

 

Round up neurotoxin glyphosateThis cleanse designed by a nutritionist and toxicologist and produced by Nutritional Frontiers can help support your liver in clearing the toxins from your body allowing your liver to do its job once again. When it is bogged down with chemicals you become sick. Organophosphate poisoning takes many forms and is often undiagnosable or misdiagnosed leaving people sick and in pain for months and years before figuring out what the problem is.

There is a test. Its called the cholinesterase RBC & Plasma test. You can have this blood draw done at any lab and do not need a doctors order. It is approximately $159-$200. The currently accepted lab values are wrong. According to the CDC website, a person may present symptoms of toxicity at just 40-75% of “acceptable” levels. So don’t just look and see your number is green – do the math.

There really is no acceptable level of exposure. This is a carcinogenic neurotoxin which experts in the field are now comparing to Sarin gas which is outlawed in war. If you use RoundUp or other glyphosate-based products. Get rid of them and do not use them again. The problem is we are exposed in parks, public walkways, other peoples yards, during rain runoff, in farming it leaches into our food, and into our water supply.

If you are sick and cannot figure out why – this could be a possibility.

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Author and poisoning victim: Sarah Barendse

Latest FDA Pesticide Monitoring Report reveals that nearly 50% of food samples contain pesticide “residues”

RoundUpThe Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Annual Pesticide Report for 2016 found pesticide “residues” in nearly 50 percent of the samples that the agency targeted across the United States and abroad. Six percent of the samples “violated” tolerable pesticide residue amounts.

The FDA tests for over 700 different pesticides and industrial compounds in both domestic and imported food products and agricultural commodities. The agency targets products that are most likely to contain pesticide residues, especially in imported goods. For 2016, the FDA tested 7,413 samples, which included 6,946 human foods and 467 animal foods. There were no pesticide residues detected at all in 52.9 percent of the domestic samples. While 99 percent of the domestic products complied with pesticide tolerance levels, 90 percent of human import foods did not. Almost half of the samples contained pesticide residues (47.1 %) and over 400 of the samples violated tolerable pesticide residue amounts established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Who makes up the pesticide tolerance levels and why do they vary from one food to the next?

According to the EPA’s Code of Federal Regulations, tolerances are expressed in terms of parts by weight of the pesticide chemical per one million parts by weight of the raw agricultural commodity. The FDA’s “Pesticide Analytical Manual” details the analytical methods that are used to determine whether raw agricultural commodities are in compliance with the established tolerances. The question is: How are pesticide tolerance levels configured?

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If the toxicology of a specific pesticide has been firmly established, then why is there such great disparity in the allowable tolerance residue from one commodity to the next? For example, in section 180.364, the tolerance level for glyphosate in asparagus is .5 parts per million (ppm). The tolerance level for glyphosate in carrots is ten times greater (5ppm). The tolerance residue level for barley is even more lenient (30ppm). For corn, the EPA tolerates 100ppm glyphosate, and for animal feed, the tolerance level is 800 times greater than asparagus (400ppm). How are the tolerance levels established in the first place? Are these tolerance levels adjusted per crop just to accommodate the demand for pesticide use? Why is .5ppm the tolerance level in one food but suddenly this same pesticide is safe at a concentration 800 times that level in another commodity? If the dose makes the poison, why is there such variance in allowable residue levels from one crop to the next?

Glyphosate is pervasive in corn and soybean samples, but no samples exceeded “tolerance residue” levels

In the 274 corn sample analyzed, 173 tested positive for glyphosate residues, but none of the measurements surpassed the EPA’s tolerance level for the herbicide. Out of the 267 soybeans samples, 178 tested positive for glyphosate residues, but there were no violations. The good news: There was no glyphosate residue detected in milk and egg samples. For a full list of pesticides detected, check out page 36-37 of the FDA’s Annual Pesticide Report. The findings from the report include:

The domestic violations occurred primarily in vegetables (3%), where mis-application, over-application and pesticide cross contamination occurs. Domestic grains were generally cleaner than imported grains. Out of 70 honey samples, only one sample was “violative.” All the other animal-derived ingredients were within tolerable levels, including venison, rabbit, elk, bison, milk, and eggs. Out of 177 whole grain and seed samples, two were “violative.” One soybean sample contained 2,4D pesticide greater than the tolerable level.

Imported food samples were more likely to violate the tolerable residue levels (9.8%) compared to domestic samples (.9%). Most of the foreign violations occurred in grains (19.7%) followed by vegetables (10.1%) and fruits (6.5%). There were no violations for dairy/eggs and minimal violations in fish (.7%). The import commodities of greatest concern include rice, with a violation rate of 29.7%. The greatest offenders were prickle pears, onions, leeks, papaya, mushrooms, cashews, spinach, and wheat gluten.

Still, the most important question remains: How are tolerance levels established for each pesticide and why do the levels vary from one food to the next? Also, what are the toxicological effects of intermixing pesticides? And finally, how does human DNA interact with these chemical residues over time, due to repeated exposure?

For more on environmental and human health protection, visit EPA.News.

Sources include:

ScientificAmerican.com

FDA.gov

GovInfo.gov

Originally posted: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-01-fda-pesticide-monitoring-report-food-samples-pesticides.html
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Monsanto And Bayer Are Finally Paying For Their Crimes

monsantoBy WeAreChange

Another trial has showed that Monsanto and Bayer are finally beginning to pay for their crimes.

Watch the video here. 

Judge Considers Monsanto Appeal, Jurors Demand Court Respect Verdict

“You may not have been convinced by the evidence, but we were.”

Learning that a judge may overturn their historic decision to hold the chemical company Monsanto-Bayer accountable for manufacturing cancer-causing weedkillers, several jurors are demanding that their verdict in a case decided in August be upheld.

Gary Kitahata and Robert Howard are among the jurors who unanimously found that Monsanto was liable for $289 million in damages, to be paid to former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer after spending years using Monsanto’s products at his job.

In two separate letters written in recent days, Kitahata and Howard appealed to California Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos this week after she announced her consideration of a retrial and indicated she might overturn nearly all of the damages the jury awarded to Johnson.

“We hope the judge in this case will not be pressured by Monsanto-Bayer, but will instead respect the jury’s decision and rule in favor of public health, not corporate profits.” —Katherine Paul, Organic Consumers Association

While Bolanos argued the plaintiff’s legal team did not prove Monsanto knew about the dangers of its product, Kitihata told the the San Francisco Chronicle on Monday that the judge “had a chance to raise these questions during trial and even during jury deliberations. I thought it was the jury’s role to be the judge of evidence.”

Kitihata and the other jurors found that Monsanto owed $250 million to Johnson in punitive damages as well as $31 million for shortening his life expectancy. Bolanos said in a public hearing last Wednesday that she may overturn both sums, leaving Johnson with $8 million. The judge is expected to reach a decision by next Monday.

In a statement to Common Dreams, Katherine Paul, associate director for the Organic Consumers Association, denounced the judge’s consideration of a severely reduced verdict for Monsanto’s benefit.

“It’s unfortunate that the court is willing to consider overturning the verdict of 12 jurors who carefully and thoughtfully made their decision based on factual evidence,” Paul said. “We hope the judge in this case will not be pressured by Monsanto-Bayer, but will instead respect the jury’s decision and rule in favor of public health, not corporate profits.”

After a six-week trial involving testimony from medical and scientific experts, the jury found that Monsanto had sold glyphosate-based products to Johnson’s school district even though it knew the chemical could cause cancer.

“You may not have been convinced by the evidence, but we were,” Kitahata wrote to Bolanos in his letter. “I urge you to respect and honor our verdict and the six weeks of our lives that we dedicated to this trial.”

The possibility that the jury’s “unanimous verdict could be summarily overturned demeans our system of justice and shakes my confidence in that system,” wrote Howard in his own letter.

Glyphosate was classified by the World Health Organization as a “probably human carcinogen” in 2015, the same year Johnson as diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and a year after a previous diagnosis of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Johnson’s case was just the first to go to trial out of more 4,000 lawsuits against the company, with plaintiffs across the country arguing Monsanto’s products contributed significantly to their cancer diagnoses.

This article appeared first at Common Dreams

Canada Finds Glyphosate Contamination In Their Popular Food Products

glyphosateBy Heather Callaghan

Since independent labs in the United States have been finding glyphosate residue in all kinds of foods such as cereal, granola, snack items and even natural food brands – it’s no surprise that Canada should find the same contamination issue in their treasured foods as well.

An independent Canadian lab has demonstrated that glyphosate – the active ingredient in weedkillers like Monsanto’s Roundup – is actually a common, hidden ingredient in children’s snacks and lunch foods sold across the nation.

The Coalition for Action on Toxics was commissioned to test Canada’s favorite foods. Some of the typical Canadian foods found to have glyphosate residue include Tim Horton’s Timbits and bagels, Cheerios, Catelli multigrain spaghetti and Fontaine Santé hummus.

Muhannad Malas of Environmental Defence said:

It is disconcerting that this harmful pesticide is consistently showing up in food products that most children eat daily. Exposure adds up.

Growing scientific evidence and international regulatory action show that Canadians should be concerned.

Sustainable Pulse reports:

Chickpea and wheat-based products were among the highest contaminated because these crops are often sprayed with glyphosate just weeks before they are harvested. Canadian growers are concerned about current levels of contamination because of impacts on exports due to higher standards in other countries.

In a much larger study conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, glyphosate was found in more than 30 per cent of food products tested, and in some cases was above Health Canada’s “safe” limits of contamination. Two recent testing reports from the U.S., one conducted by Food Democracy Now! and The Detox Project and one by EWG, have also discovered many popular U.S. brands are contaminated with glyphosate.

[…]

Health Canada worked in close collaboration with the U.S. EPA in its evaluation of glyphosate, concluding in 2017 to continue to allow the use of glyphosate for another 15 years. In August 2017, Équiterre, Environmental Defence and its partners filed a Notice of Objection to the re-evaluation of glyphosate, raising concerns that the evaluation either failed to consider or even dismissed important scientific evidence on risks to public health and ecosystems.

More consumers are concerned about glyphosate than ever since the World Health Organization’s International Cancer Research Agency classified glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen” in 2015.

Additionally, the highly publicized court case against Monsanto regarding a dying groundskeeper who alleged that Roundup caused his terminal cancer finally created waves of doubt in consumers about the supposed safety of the product. A jury found Monsanto guilty and stated that the corporation acted with “malice, oppression and fraud.”

“Monsanto knowingly downplayed the risks using fraudulent science and backdoor negotiations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),” says Sustainable Pulse.

Karen Ross of Équiterre said:

Canadian families need to be assured that government regulations are adequately protecting them.

But how can we be confident when we know that Canada’s closest ally in its evaluation of glyphosate used fraudulent science and negotiated with Monsanto to downplay risks?

Because of the findings, the coalition is now demanding Canada’s government to get back to the fortitude of its original regulations: the Pest Control Products Act and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA).

See the full report and food testing results: whatsinyourlunch.ca

Image: Sustainable Pulse

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Heather Callaghan is an Energy Healer, consultant, independent researcher/writer, speaker and food & health freedom advocate. She is the Editor and co-founder of NaturalBlaze as well as a certified Self-Referencing IITM Practitioner. She has written over 1,200 articles and wants readers to empower themselves to take back their health!

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Originally posted: https://www.naturalblaze.com/2018/09/canada-glyphosate-contamination-popular-food.html

Brazil Court Suspends Glyphosate; What About Doing That, EPA & FDA?

glyphosateBy Catherine J. Frompovich

The international news agency Reuters reported August 6, 2018,

A Brazilian judge has suspended the use of products containing the agrochemical glyphosate, a widely employed herbicide for soy and other crops in the country, according to legal filings. (Source)

Why would a judge in Brazil take such action, when regulatory officials in the USA think glyphosate is harmless?  Probably because Monsanto and Bayer lobbyists can’t get near Brazilian judges?

CNBC reports the same.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/07/reuters-america-update-1-brazil-judge-suspends-use-of-agrochemical-glyphosate.html

Nasdaq, too!

https://www.nasdaq.com/article/brazil-judge-suspends-use-of-agrochemical-glyphosate-20180807-00797

All the above mentioned that last month a federal judge in the USA ruled hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto by cancer survivors or their families could proceed to trial. (Source)

Those lawsuits apparently will be heard by juries of peers, so let’s see what happens.

Furthermore, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization concluded on March 25, 2015 that glyphosate probably is carcinogenic.

What were the results of the IARC evaluations?

The herbicide glyphosate and the insecticides malathion and diazinon were classified as probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A). (Source)

And yet those who should know better use it like water!  Years ago, I had a neighbor who sprayed it almost constantly and then died of kidney cancer!

One of the biochemistry issues everyone probably does not take into consideration is the combined toxicity and biochemical effects of glyphosate and other chemicals it is combined with, which can become more seriously toxic in living organisms, e.g., humans and plants.

Glyphosate residues have been found in most commercially-produced, packaged grocery store foods [1].  It’s been found in vaccines [2]! It pollutes wells and drinking water [3].

What is it consumers, homeowners and others don’t get about this toxic agrichemical?

References:

[1] https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/30/fda-weedkiller-glyphosate-in-food-internal-emails

[2] https://www.ecowatch.com/glyphosate-vaccines-1999343362.html

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5486281/

Resource:

How Toxic is the World’s Most Popular Herbicide Roundup?

https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/how-toxic-is-the-worlds-most-popular-herbicide-roundup-30308


Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process(2008)

Originally posted: https://www.naturalblaze.com/2018/08/brazil-suspends-glyphosate.html

Brazil Court Suspends Glyphosate; What About Doing That, EPA & FDA?

Glyphosate – What’s Your Level Of Exposure?

roundupBy ANH-USA

ANH-USA staff underwent testing for glyphosate exposure, and the results were shocking! Action Alert!

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is a toxic chemical that is becoming virtually ubiquitous in the modern world. Exposure to this chemical is associated with a number of health concerns, including cancer. A number of alarming reports also suggest that the chemical accumulates in the body, which can be of concern to those whose bodies cannot detoxify properly. ANH staff took a glyphosate urine test to see what kinds of exposures are possible given various lifestyle choices.

Human exposure to glyphosate has increased by 500% since the introduction of genetically modified crops. Glyphosate is traditionally sprayed on genetically modified soy, corn, canola, sorghum, alfalfa, sugar beets, and cotton but it is also sprayed—sometimes right before harvest—on a substantial portion of wheat and oats grown in the US. Glyphosate is also sprayed on a wide variety of non-GMO crops such as almonds, rice, cherries, avocados, and apples.

Humans can be exposed to glyphosate in any number of ways, including eating foods on which it was sprayed or living near agricultural areas or golf courses where the sprayed herbicide can drift and contaminate people’s homes. There are also concerns that glyphosate is contaminating some organic cropsOur own testing found that glyphosate residues were widely distributed in a variety of breakfast foods like bagels, cereals, and eggs. It’s contaminating our air and water: in the 2007 growing season, glyphosate (or its degradation product, aminomethylphosphonic acid) was found in 75 percent of air and rain samples in the Mississippi Delta agricultural region. Other testing found glyphosate in 13 of 21 drinking water samples.

Due to the myriad health problems linked to glyphosate exposure, including cancer, and the ubiquity of this chemical, ANH staff decided to get tested using Health Research Institute Laboratories’ urine test for glyphosate. Note that reference levels for glyphosate exposure in the European Union (EU) are significantly lower than in the US, presumably because many countries in the EU have banned genetically modified crops.

We received a wide range of results:

Staff member #1 had very low levels, which made sense because, as they put it, they “avoid wheat and most grains like the plague,” drink only filtered water, and eat all organic food. Our guess is that the only way they could have been exposed is through cross-contamination of organic crops, and perhaps they are excreting slower than normal because of known single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that compromise their detoxification pathways.

Staff member #2 had glyphosate levels above the European average but just below HRI Labs’ average. They report that they eat mostly organic food, though cheat often. They are not gluten-free, but have been trying to limit consumption of wheat. They also live in a highly agricultural area, meaning that glyphosate sprayed on nearby farms could be drifting to residential areas, as we know to be the case elsewhere.

Staff member #3 had high levels of glyphosate. They report eating gluten/wheat and not so many organic foods—although they are starting now!

Staff member #4 had low levels of glyphosate. They are not strictly gluten or wheat free but don’t eat many grains. They eat mostly organic, but also eat out at restaurants fairly often and tend not to pay close attention to whether an The 7th Annual Food Revolution Summit, April 28 - May 6establishment offers organic food.

Staff member #5 had high levels of glyphosate. They are mostly grain free, mostly gluten and wheat free, and dairy free. They buy organic groceries but also order a lot of takeout from restaurants. They don’t eat any processed foods.

Staff member #6 had low levels of glyphosate. They eat a good amount of organic foods, and almost no processed foods. They eat gluten and wheat, but almost always homemade, whole foods (for instance, they bake their own bread from organic flour).

Staff member #7 had high levels of glyphosate. They are pescatarian but do not eat organic foods very often. They are not wheat or gluten-free. They suspect their high level is associated with the breakfast foods they eat—bagels, oats, cereals, etc.

It’s hard to draw strong conclusions from such a small sample size. There could be many explanations for the presence or absence of glyphosate in an individual. Someone with a great detox system might be able to regularly eat wheat without accumulating high levels of glyphosate; someone with a somewhat compromised detox system might avoid all wheat products and eat all organic, but still have detectable glyphosate levels (like Staffer #1). This testing shows that it is a good idea to get a handle on our individual SNPs and put in place detoxification support if those pathways are compromised due to our genetics or lifestyle. Detoxification is a complicated process (this article has more information). For example, there are two phases of liver detoxification, and if phase 1 is accelerated while phase 2 is still impaired, the individual can become very sick. For these reasons, it is best done under the supervision of an integrative doctor (for help finding a practitioner in your area, use our Practitioner Finder).

As we often say at ANH, it all boils down to the individual—there is no one-size-fits all prescription.

The government’s failure to properly regulate the spread of herbicides, like Roundup, further underscores the need for consumers to take matters into their own hands and get tested (we used this one). But we shouldn’t stop holding federal officials accountable. To protect our health, and the health of future generations, we must ban glyphosate.

Action Alert! Write to the EPA and tell them to ban glyphosate, and copy Congress, which oversees the EPA. Please send your message immediately.

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Cancer patient speaks out about the devastating effects Monsanto’s Roundup has had on her life

As the lawsuits filed by cancer patients against Monsanto continue to pile up, more personal stories are coming to light of people who have suffered from exposure to the company’s deadly herbicide.

Christine Sheppard knew something was wrong when her leg swelled up dramatically. An ultrasound led to a diagnosis of stage IV large-cell lymphoma. Things went from bad to worse once she started undergoing chemotherapy, which has caused her mobility to suffer. She says she doesn’t always know where her feet are and has to look at them to help place them. Eventually, she says, she will end up immobilized because her symptoms are expected to get worse.

Sheppard doesn’t get out much these days. She has to avoid crowds and planes because her immune system is so weak that even minor sicknesses can last a long time. She had to sell her Hawaiian coffee farm and move to California for better access to cancer treatment, and she depleted her 401k to cover her medical bills.

She says she longs for her life before getting cancer. Now, she spends her days worrying how much time she has left. She says that if she doesn’t take painkillers, she will end up “hopping and screaming” in pain.

At first, she didn’t know what could have caused the illness. After dealing with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for 12 years, she heard that glyphosate had been labeled “probably carcinogenic to humans” and that’s when it clicked: Glyphosate is the main ingredient in Roundup, the herbicide she sprayed on her coffee farm for five years in Hawaii. She says she was “incensed” when she learned about the connection.

“They didn’t take away my life, thank goodness, but they took away our dreams, our savings,” she lamented.

Now, Sheppard is one of hundreds of cancer patients who are suing Roundup maker Monsanto for failing to warn consumers of the cancer risks associated with the product, encouraged by a report by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on cancer that said, “For the herbicide glyphosate, there was limited evidence of carcinogenicity in humans for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.”

Making matters worse, Roundup contains ingredients like animal fats that make the glyphosate even more carcinogenic.

Of course, Monsanto denies that its product is at fault, which takes quite a lot of chutzpah in the face of countless people who are now facing death after exposure to their products.

Thousands of cases expected

Attorney Timothy Litzenburg, whose law firm is representing around 500 of these victims, told CNN that he expects to see thousands of these cases by the end of the year given the widespread use of Roundup. He added that court documents show an “inappropriate close relationship” between a former EPA official and Monsanto.

Another cancer patient, the late former EPA scientist Marion Copley, was also concerned about the close ties between the EPA and Monsanto. She penned a letter to fellow EPA scientist Jess Rowland as she was dying of cancer in which she begged him to protect the public from the dangers of glyphosate instead of continuing to help Monsanto cover it up.

Another unsealed court document showed that Monsanto execs conspired to ghostwrite reports by the EPA on glyphosate and stop another agency’s investigation into the toxicity of glyphosate. The unethical firm routinely bribes, threatens and bullies scientists and others into downplaying and even outright denying its well-documented dangers.

While there are thousands of people who can tell their own personal stories caused by the devastation of Roundup, Monsanto simply doesn’t care. They’ll pay their way out of this, just like they always have.

Sources include:

Edition.CNN.com

NaturalNews.com

Originally Posted: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-05-22-cancer-patient-speaks-out-about-the-devastating-effects-monsantos-roundup-has-had-on-her-life.html

Glyphosate (RoundUp) found to cause liver disease… how much are you eating at every meal?

GlyphosateCould a Roundup recall be in our future? One can only hope. Monsanto’s leading weedkiller has been the subject of controversy for a while now — and the evidence against the toxic chemical continues to pile up. New research that was published in early January by Scientific Reports reveals that the toxic herbicide’s primary ingredient, glyphosate, is extremely damaging to one of the human body’s most vital organs.

A research team from King’s College London have uncovered a grim truth about the ever-popular Roundup herbicide: it causes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

What is NAFLD?

The liver, as you may know, is the second largest organ in the body. It performs a variety of important bodily functions, including removing harmful substances from your blood. It is normal for the liver to contain some fat cells, but when more than 5 to 10 percent of the organ’s mass is made up of fat, it is diagnosed as a fatty liver.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease refers to an overabundance of fat cells that have accumulated in the liver, due to causes not related to alcohol. NAFLD most commonly develops in people who are overweight or obese, diabetic, or have poor blood lipid profiles. Poor eating habits and abrupt weight loss can also contribute to the disease. It has been seen in people who do not meet any of these risk factors, like marathon runner Nick Giordano.

NAFLD may lead to inflammation of the liver, tissue scarring that contributes to the onset of cirrhosis, and may also lead to liver cancer or liver failure.

Glyphosate causes NAFLD

To conduct their two-year study, the research team from London exposed rats to levels of glyphosate on par with doses that are currently approved by regulators. Their results were the first to show a direct causal link between glyphosate consumption at an extremely low dose and the onset of a disease. (Keep up with the latest headlines about Roundup at Glyphosate.news)

In their conclusion, the study authors,  who were led by Dr. Michael Antoniou, declared, “Overall, metabolome and proteome disturbances showed a substantial overlap with biomarkers of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and its progression to steatohepatosis and thus confirm liver functional dysfunction resulting from chronic ultra-low dose glyphosate-based herbicide (GBH) exposure.”

Toxicity studies in rats are generally accepted by regulators as good indicators of what ill effects a substance may have on human health — so it is clear that this study demonstrates the very real threat that glyphosate poses for humans. (RELATED: See more news about chemical pesticides at Pesticides.news)

Roundup is presently the most ubiquitous herbicide used across the country; it has permeated our food supply indefinitely. Traces of this toxic substance have even been been found in rainwater and air samples. It’s in our food, our tap water, and glyphosate residues have even been seen in breast milk and baby food.  The FDA has admitted to finding shocking amounts of glyphosate in popular foods. (Related: Learn more about contaminates in our food and water here.

“New testing conducted by an FDA-registered food safety lab found alarming levels of the chemical glyphosate (known as Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer) in several very common foods. This independent research reveals that many popular foods have over 1000 times the glyphosate levels that have been established to be harmful,” reports the Waking Times. (Related: Stay current on FDA issues, policies and research at FDA.news)

And yet, this study shows that doses of glyphosate that are far below the currently approved amount here in the United States can cause NAFLD. The researchers exposed the rats to amounts of glyphosate equivalent to 4 nanograms per kilogram of body weight per day — an amount well below the EU’s mandated 0.3mg per kilogram of body weight per day — and it still caused major health problems. Imagine what kind of damage the US’s allotted 1.75 mg per kilogram of body weight can do!

The research team noted, “The results showed that Roundup caused an increased incidence in signs of anatomical pathologies, as well as changes in urine and blood biochemical parameters suggestive of liver and kidney functional insufficiency.”

Dr. Antoniou added, “Our results also suggest that regulators should reconsider the safety evaluation of glyphosate-based herbicides.”

Sources:

WakingTimes.com

Nature.com

LiverFoundation.org

Source: http://naturalnews.com/2017-01-26-glyphosate-roundup-found-to-cause-liver-disease-how-much-are-you-eating-at-every-meal.html

Be A Part Of The First Massive US Research Project To Study Glyphosate Effects On Health

gylphosateHave you heard of the growing interest in the Detox Project in testing urine, food and soil for toxic glyphosate residue?

Last Friday, the Detox Project announced in New York that they are launching a new, massive research project in January 2017 to observe the effects of glyphosate – still the world’s most popular herbicide – on human health.

In 2015, the World Health Organization’s IARC declared that glyphosate – the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup – was a “probable human carcinogen” and it was recently verified that it alters DNA in a very damaging way. One study showed that it causes breast cancer in parts per trillion.

 

Given that glyphosate was recently found in honey samples, oatmeal and snacks across the U.S. – eating the chemical is a growing concern for families. Many people don’t realize that glyphosate is used to desiccate – or artificially dry out – grain crops to quicken harvest. Trace amounts add up with each bite and there is evidence that glyphosate accumulates in animals and humans.

Sustainable Pulse reports:

The research project will enable the general public in America to find out how much glyphosate is in their own urine as well as enabling them to help expert independent scientists to study how glyphosate effects the human body, with many areas of follow up research already planned.

Although scientists are skittish to do real tests of glyphosate on human health, there’s been a growing interest among farmers and consumers to use ELISA testing to check glyphosate levels in their urine and sadly, their stillborn and deformed animals. Likewise, tests and results from previous tests are either underfunded or not made public. It is like pulling teeth to get the EPA to accept results (even though the EPA hasn’t even approved certain pesticides).

Sustainable Pulse adds,

The testing inside the new research project will be at a similar price to all other glyphosate testing available but will provide results that will be accepted by government regulators, scientists and the public.

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Glyphosate was found in 93% of the 131 urine samples tested at an average level of 3.096 parts per billion (PPB). Children had the highest levels with an average of 3.586 PPB.

The regions with the highest levels were the West and the Midwest with an average of 3.053 PPB and 3.050 PPB respectively.

The Detox Project explains their unique approach to testing, which may differ from ELISA:

The validated glyphosate testing method developed thanks to The Detox Project’s sponsorship is one of the first ever environmental chemical tests to be made available to the general public.

The testing method has very low minimum detection levels, which means that the public will be given an accurate and clear idea as to the level of glyphosate found in their body fluids and in their water.

With so little information made available to the consumer, people have taken to the best possible solutions for their family such as going completely GMO-free and organic and then having their urine tested after a period of organic eating.

You can see about getting involved with the study by signing up to The Detox Project waiting list here. However, be forewarned that there is payment required and registration after they send you a notification for joining the research project in January 2017. The return postage for the test kits will be included in the final price.

Perhaps it is a state-of-the-art test if Sustainable Pulse is recommending people wait to take it before going to other laboratories offering their own tests. They want as many people as possible to join the study and say that, “the planned project involves some of the most respected scientists in the World, with a wealth of data from different disease groups in the U.S.

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Disclaimer: The results from the Detox Project glyphosate testing are not to be used for diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disease or impairment. The results are also not to be used in any way for health assessment. The Detox Project is not suggesting in any way that any health condition you may have will improve if you manage to lower the glyphosate level in your body.

Source:http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/11/glyphosate-health-effects-research-project.html