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Glyphosate and vitamin A

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I’ve recently had several questions regarding glyphosate. Basically, the question being asked is couldn’t glyphosate be at the root causes of the autoimmune diseases rather than vitamin A?

I did read Stephanie Seneff's original paper on glyphosate when I was writing ETFOH back in 2015. At the time I was a bit dismissive of glyphosate being the primary culprit in the cause of the chronic autoimmune diseases. That determination was based on that it did not fit with the reports of Charles Darwin, and the Ancient Egyptians having well documented cases of eczema, diabetes, and osteoporosis. These accounts predated the introduction of glyphosate by hundreds of years. I was also woefully uneducated in reading medical research too, so Stephanie Seneff's paper was a bit over my head.

However, I did read that glyphosate binds with the same cellular nuclear membrane receptors as does retinoic acid. It appears that glyphosate acts very similarly to retinoic acid, and I was intrigued by that. What I did not appreciate at the time is that glyphosate can act synergistically with vitamin A to amplify its toxicity.

I’ve since learn more about glyphosate and just how toxic it can be. I'm quite sure Stephanie Seneff is correct about the dangers of glyphosate, and about those of the statin drugs too, in that they are major contributors, if not often the root causes of disease. I respect and value her research and views.

However, I don't think glyphosate is the culprit instead of poison A. I think they are both serious toxins that slowly accumulates over time.

Coincidentally, Dr. Garrett Smith has recently posted a good video discussing this same topic. I found it informative so I just wanted to share it here. I think Garrett is quite right in recommending limiting the intake of both of these substances and then allowing the body ample time to heal itself.

https://youtu.be/3gLHlQU1PHA

 

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Thanks Grant for posting the video and giving your perspective. I agree that glyphosate is most likely contributing to the issues people are having. The introduction and increased use of glyphosate would explain why my generation started developing health problems at an earlier age than my parents generation and my children's generation seems to be breaking down at an even younger age than mine. It certainly seems like the issues with A can be amplified by glyphosate.

 

Hi Grant, thanks for posting that video. After watching, I headed over to Dr Smith's blog site. I noticed something you might want to clarify for him if you guys e-mail. He has a post and a section titled:

Chronic Insidious Vitamin A Toxicity, aka Hypervitaminosis A.

That would be confusing for someone just coming on to the topic. It conflates, and is actually contrary to your elaboration of the different types of retinoid toxicity; acute and chronic. The fact that they have common symptoms is probably what he means when he uses "aka". Didn't you coin "HyperInsidiousA" to describe the chronic accumulation?

I haven't read anything but titles so far, so I don't know how he talks about it in detail. Apparently the blog is closed to new members, or I wouldn't bring it up over here. He'd probably appreciate a heads-up on it.

Quote from John Fry on January 28, 2019, 9:07 pm

Hi Grant, thanks for posting that video. After watching, I headed over to Dr Smith's blog site. I noticed something you might want to clarify for him if you guys e-mail. He has a post and a section titled:

Chronic Insidious Vitamin A Toxicity, aka Hypervitaminosis A.

That would be confusing for someone just coming on to the topic. It conflates, and is actually contrary to your elaboration of the different types of retinoid toxicity; acute and chronic. The fact that they have common symptoms is probably what he means when he uses "aka". Didn't you coin "HyperInsidiousA" to describe the chronic accumulation?

I haven't read anything but titles so far, so I don't know how he talks about it in detail. Apparently the blog is closed to new members, or I wouldn't bring it up over here. He'd probably appreciate a heads-up on it.

I don't think most people would make those connections.  You seem to be very technical and precise but I doubt most people would find his title of the article confusing since anyone new to the subject would not know the exact meaning of those terms and most anyone with more knowledge would get the main idea of the article based on the title and then dig in.   Smith's forum was never open for anyone to comment, he just uses it as a platform to post articles.   From the day it was launched it said it was closed to new members.   If you friend him on facebook, you can comment on his various postings or ask him questions.

@Guest - thanks for the critique, I get the point, but I'd still like to see him change "aka" into "and". Yes, I just listened to the talk he had with Matt Stone (November 2018) and heard him say the forum is more like his personal library; makes sense when he's really cranking through the papers and connecting lots of dots, as he is. Prodigious is the word that comes to mind after a couple days reading over there. Also, thanks for the FB tip. I'm looking forward to his February video. Hope he has some surprises.

(a few hours later) - I've was reading the August 22, 2018 post over at 180DegreeHealth - Vitamin A: Vitamin or Villain and thought how apropos is that, just a few paragraphs down the page, an excerpt from one of Grant's books, wherein he writes:

"Just to be clear here, this is not at all classic hypervitaminosis A. No, it’s far worse because the saturation levels are higher. I think it’s insidious Vitaminosis A. This is a very slow build up to near saturation and thereafter remaining in a state of chronic subtle overflow of what now becomes a toxin"

Then I thought about it some more and have come to the conclusion that I don't have a valid critique of the muddy water created for the average person visiting, who as you say, wouldn't know the difference. So I agree on that point, there would be no confusion for that person. But how about the person who does know what HypervitaminosisA means? The critical reader who says - "Jeez, if he can't get that right, why read any further". (i.e. - knowing that HypervitaminosisA is acute, not chronic). There's a lot of those folks out there and they tend to be the ones that need convincing; in terms of having an effect on social policy, which is what is desired, right? So, call me whatever, but I still think it's important; only after some consideration, it's important for a different audience than I first assumed.

 

I was wondering if anyone who switched from regular food to organic noticed a difference?

I live in Russia and it is difficult to get organic food here, except from my own garden. So I'm wondering if an organic diet would be worth the effort for me?

 

Daniil, you are super lucky because Russia is one of the few countries in the world that has banned glyphosate, or at least the GMO crops that are sprayed with glyphosate. 

https://sustainablepulse.com/2016/06/25/russian-parliament-passes-total-ban-on-gmo-crops-and-animals/

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I changed from organic to regular due to costs and haven't noticed any difference in my health (not getting worse) but have noticed a healthier bank account.   

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I don't mind paying the extra because I want to support the people who aren't polluting the water. 

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Quote from Retinoicon on July 6, 2021, 9:28 am

 

Daniil, you are super lucky because Russia is one of the few countries in the world that has banned glyphosate, or at least the GMO crops that are sprayed with glyphosate. 

https://sustainablepulse.com/2016/06/25/russian-parliament-passes-total-ban-on-gmo-crops-and-animals/

In Russia ~90% of the products are grown using glyphosate. And in Russia it is forbidden only to grow GMOs, not to import them.

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