Saturday, October 19, 2013

GMO foods and the ‘law of unintended consequences’

If you live in the United States you have most certainly been exposed to GM foods (or Genetically Modified Organisms).  Reviewed June 2016

Why worry about GMO food? 
Farmers have been modifying organisms for a very long time.  So, what is different?  And what is a ‘Frankenfood’ anyway?

Why should you care whether the food you buy is GMO or not? 
Many physicians believe GMO modified food may explain the increase in allergies, especially food allergies, and infections.  The toxins seem to trigger a rise in inflammatory responses, and may explain a rise in various health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes.  Animal studies show an increase in tumors.  One study showed a marked difference in the size of two rats - one fed GMO food, one fed non-GMO food.

We have been assured that humans are not negatively affected by the herbicide Roundup.  However, the glyphosphate in it DOES affect the human intestinal flora.  Therefore Dr Jones recommends 1 or 2 Ultra 4x6 Probiotics per day.

You are convinced!  Now what can you do?
Get behind the movement to require GMO labeling of Genetically Modified foods.  And pay attention to what foods you buy when shopping. 
Download the full article for all the facts on GMO. 

By the way, the word "Natural" on the label doesn't mean what you think it means.  In fact, it has no standard definition.  In the words of Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser: "If they have to put the word 'Natural' on a box to convince you, it probably isn't

GE crops chelate soil microbes
While the link between a herbicide (which is directed toward plants) and soil microbes may not be immediately apparent, a ripple effect occurs because plants grow in an inter-related system.  In a nutshell, herbicides are chelators that form a barrier around specific nutrients, preventing whatever life form is seeking to utilize that element from utilizing it properly.  This effect applies to plants and soil microbes.  And it applies to animals and humans who consume the food.

Another fact:
Nationwide food consumption studies conducted by the USDA before the introduction of GMO foods, found that approximately 60% of the individuals surveyed were consuming only 70% of the daily minimum requirements of six essential nutrients. Those surveyed were people who made an effort to eat (and thought they were eating) a balanced diet.  GMO foods have been shown to contain even fewer nutrients. With these facts in mind, it is not likely that anyone is consuming an optimal supply of nutrients without supplementation.  For years John W Jones, MD, MPH has recommended a Basic Protocol that includes a high quality fish oil formulation (from clean Alaska water).  He also formulated a special daily vitamin.  For those who have GI distress, he recommends a probiotic that is proven to work!  These minimal recommendations are even more important now that GMO foods make it more difficult to obtain adequate essential nutrients JUST FROM FOOD!

Visit Dr Jones' website to view all his Nutritional Recommendations.  He has published information for over 30 health problems.

The law of unintended consequences
We received a  recent email from The Alliance for Natural Health asking us to help stop the spread of the dangerous chemical, glyphosate.  Their independent study has found that this probably carcinogen is found in foods that have not been sprayed with the herbicide.  It is permeating our entire food system.
Another researcher has asked the question: 'Has a new organism been created?'

If it is possible that any of this is true, we all need to be concerned.

If you are technically inclined, visit GMOSeralini

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