Leaky Gut and Genetically Modified Organisms

Posted on Oct 30, 2012 in Ailments/Diseases, Cleansing/Detox, Diet/Nutrition, Health and Wellness, Newsletters, Nutrition | 0 comments

What Is Leaky Gut And Why Is it On the Rise?
Leaky gut is a condition where the intestinal lining of the gastrointestinal tract becomes more permeable allowing undigested food particles, microbes (candida, parasites, bacteria, viruses), chemicals, and other inflammatory agents to enter the bloodstream. Leaky gut contributes to many symptoms and conditions: allergies, food sensitivities, fatigue, headaches, skin conditions, autoimmune diseases, anxiety/depression, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.

Why Is Leaky Gut On The Rise?
Because of the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Genetically modified foods are one of the main culprits to causing leaky gut and continue to dominate our food supply. Take a look at the 10 list of GM foods, specifically animal feed. Livestock and fish being at the top of the list means it is virtually impossible to avoid eating GMOs.

The top 10 GMOs are:

  • Animal Feed
  • Salmon
  • Corn
  • Soybeans
  • Oils (cottonseed and canola)
  • Sugar Beets
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Squash
  • Rice

Research is becoming quite clear that GMOs, which are laden with herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides are disrupting our DNA. Everything from leaky gut, infertility and sterility in female and males, to autoimmune diseases and cancer are increasing at alarming rates.

Even though 50 countries around the world require genetically modified foods to be labeled, the United States still refuses mandatory labeling for GMOs. The companies who manufacture the chemicals and genetically modified seeds stand to lose profits if GMO labeling is required and are spending millions of dollars to defeat GMO initiatives or to keep them off the ballot altogether.

What is the US government response? At a world Codex (a collection of internationally recognized standards, codes of practice, guidelines and other recommendations relating to foods, food production and food safety) meeting the FDA argued that “the average consumer was too ignorant to recognize the difference between a GMO labeled food and a non GMO labeled food and that they would make the wrong choice.” Scott Tips, J.D. (GMO Ticking Time Bomb, documentary)

Genetically Modified Foods to Help with Overpopulation
Genetically modified were crops were developed to yield more crops and increase profits for farmers, especially those in Third World nations. The opposite is happening. In India, over 250,000 farmers have committed suicide because they can not sustain the costs of maintaining their genetically modified crops, which have also been modified to yield only one crop per seed.

WHAT CAN I DO?
The way you can make a change is to educate yourself, your family, and your friends about what is really happening to our food supply, crops, and livestock feeding. It is through education, social networking, and voting that we can make a difference. If we can start a revolution through Facebook and Twitter we can demand better farming practices and the use of organic organic seeds and crops.

VOTE
This November in the state of California you will have the opportunity to vote on Prop. 37 which requires mandatory labeling of GM foods.
Please vote to pass Prop. 37 this November if you live in California!

There are two great documentaries I highly recommend to educate yourself, your family and friends about the danger of GMOs. One is about 15 minutes, the other is 85 minutes.

  1. Gary Null’s “GMO Ticking Time Bomb” – click here to watch: http://www.naturalnews.com/037438_GMO_time_bomb_Gary_Null.html
  2. Jeffrey Smith’s documentary “Genetic Roulette” Click here to purchase and watch: http://geneticroulettemovie.com

IN THE NEWS

MS DRUGS DO NOT SLOW DOWN THE DISEASE

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association came out July 18, 2012 saying how disease-modifying drugs (Avonex, Betaseron, Extavia, Rebif) do not slow down the progression of MS. “Treatment with beta interferon was not associated with a delay in progression to disability,” says researcher Helen Tremlett, PhD, of the University of British Columbia. These drugs have supposedly been the game-changers for those with relapsing-remitting MS.

As many as 2.5 million people worldwide and 350,000 people in the U.S. have multiple sclerosis, a progressive disease of the central nervous system that leaves most patients functionally disabled within a decade or two of diagnosis.

The newly published study included 868 patients with relapsing-remitting MS followed for an average of five years during treatment with an interferon beta drug.

These patients were compared to a similar-sized group of untreated patients followed for an average of four years.

To read the full article go to:
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1217239#RESULTS

SOURCES:
Shirani, A. Journal of the American Medical Association, July 18, 2012.
Helen Tremlett, PhD, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Timothy Coetzee, PhD, chief research officer, National MS Society.
Biogen Idec Inc. statement, July 16, 2012.
News release, JAMA Media.
National MS Society: “Italian Researchers Find that MS Disease-Modifying Therapies Reduce the Risk of Future MS Progression.”
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