The Seven Steps of How I Recovered my Gut Flora and My Health
I am winning the slow war of attrition with regard to defeating the bad bacteria in my gut, and slowly allowing my body to heal itself of the myriad set of incumbent maladies and symptoms. I accomplished this through elimination of the pesticide/biocide glyphosate from my diet and through re-introduction of the right bacteria back into my gut. Of course, I learned this primarily on my own, thanks to the Social Skepticism Cabal. Their only outcomes are defense of the agent which precipitated this toxicity syndrome, arrogance, ignorance and suffering – in that order. Count one less sufferer among the ranks of their victims. But sadly, because of the ignorance enforced by this malevolent group of know-it-all’s, I had to find this out through secondary sources and over a decade of personal experimentation.
I am extraordinarily pleased to relate to those of you possessing ethical minds, that after a significant amount of research, work with my Integrative and Gastroenterology physicians, and significant amount of personal experimentation, I have been able to reverse the debilitating progressive disease of Glyphosate Induced Dysbiosis (GID), auto-immune problems and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and all their related maladies. Now, while not every body is alike, I suspect that since IBS has skyrocketed from 9 million cases since the year before the introduction of glyphosate to 54 million cases by 2013 alone, that many of us are similar in our suffering patterns. Just to offer an anecdotal evidence, in my office right now – fully 75% of the persons who work there are suffering ongoing non-viral intestinal problems of various types (IBS-D&C, InfBS, Crohn’s, Diverticulitis, etc.) – only half have seen their doctor about it. But IBS is by no means the lone symptom of glyphosate toxicity syndrome. These symptoms of glyphosate induced dysbiosis† and the resulting auto-immune sicknesses include:
Glyphosate Toxicity Syndrome
Symptoms that have skyrocketed since the introduction of glyphosate into our food in 1995, most of which began with me in the Fall of 1995 and Spring of 1996:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome – D and C
- Rosacea/ Face Pustules
- Chronic Reflux/GERD
- Peroxidase Antibody/Endocrine Auto-Immune Disruption
- Minor Protein Malnutrition
- Vitamin B Deficiencies/Chronic Anemias
- Vitamin D Deficiencies
- Weight Gain
- Homocysteine Related Inflammation
- Diabetes Related Heart Disease
- Joint Pain/Discomfort/Anxiety/Foggy-headedness/Attention Deficiency
Things I Don’t Give a Damn About
Yes, I have alleviated all of the above symptoms via the following procedure. Now, before I go into the success method which ended up being effective for me, and fully recognizing that I am not prescribing medical treatments, nor presuming that all people are exactly alike, we must deal with some things. Things anal, malevolent and oppressive persons enforce on us all, that cause enormous harm and suffering, and about which I do not give a damn in this post:
A. That you are going to threaten, my career, me with harm, to defame me, my children or my associates because you don’t like what I have to say
B. That supplements are quackery and should be controlled (which is it?)
C. That gut flora research and health is pseudoscience
D. Your having a fit over wanting to scream that the science behind glyphosate was “settled” in 1993
E. These statements being addressed at all by the FDA
F. Your having a fit over my appearing to give medical advice
G. That homeopathy exists. That the HPUS exists and your cronies don’t make money off it. Any time someone attempts to restrict consumer rights – they scream ‘homeopathy!’ Most ethical minds are weary of this fallacy of composition one-trick-pony act.
H. Anything at all discredited Science Based Medicine has to say or squelch. Any malicious propaganda efforts block the rights of consumers (like in my case below) to even be able to buy their hard-determined treatment/supplement choices (for example: http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/nz-pharmacists-want-to-sell-snakeoil/)
I. That the human body is magically/evolutionarily tuned to sufficiency and does not need supplementation or management by the body owner
J. That I have recommended specific products or supplements sold by (oh the quackery) evil non-Big Pharma businesses
K. That mega-farms claim to save 2 cents a bushel with this toxin, or that you intend to feed the starving world via these savings (after you have created a monopoly first of course)
L. God, UFO’s, Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, etc. – or any of the myriad things Social Skeptics were fixated upon when they SHOULD have been standing in the gap to question any short fused attempt to majorly alter our food supply.
What I Learned to Do Over the Last 12 Years
Here are the steps I am taking which are proving effective in the attrition battle to recover my gut flora from the toxicity chain induced by glyphosate (ranked below by importance). These have been effective for me, and are the result of much hard work. Develop your personal application of this advice only under the guidance of your Integrative or Gastroenterology physician :
Protect Your Intestinal Biome – It is Part of Your Vital Organ Function
- Get tested for h. pylori, pancreatic sufficiency, HCL sufficiency
- Eliminate all glyphosate bearing foods from your diet – no exception †
- Corn/HFCS (severe impact)
- Soy/Soybean oil (severe impact)
- Canola oil (heavy impact)
- Wheat (impact if chronically consumed)
- Cottonseed oil
- Alfalfa (severe impact)
- Dairy (moderate impact)
- Take Digestive Enzyme Spectrum/Gut Barrier Supplement at Each Meal and at Bedtime
- dicalcium phosphate, pancreatin 4X, betaine HCL, amylase, protease, pepsin, papain, oxbile, lipase, bromelain, cellulase
- Vinegar with the Mother (morning, dinner, at bedtime)
- Hemp Oil (morning, midday, bedtime – eliminates facial sores and body inflammation from glyphosate-bearing oils)
- Take in Morning at Bedtime
- 5-methylfolate (do not take folid acid, it is a toxin) – energy for ANS and waking
- Consume a NON-(GMO-Wheat-Dairy-Whey-Soy-Canola-Corn) Protein Supplement (to replace foods lost to toxicity compromise)
- Take Pro-biotic/Pre-Biotic Supplement Daily
- Align (b. infantis 35624)
- General Pro-biotic
- Organic Raw Kombucha Drink
- Garlic, Onion, Asparagus, Kale
- Consume Supplementation Daily
- Sublingual Vitamins B1 (Coenzymed), B2 (Coenzymated), B6 (Coenzymated) , B3 (NADH), B5, B7, B9 (methylated), B12 (cobalimated)
- Vitamin D3 and K2
- Sublingual Vitamins B1 (Coenzymed), B2 (Coenzymated), B6 (Coenzymated) , B3 (NADH), B5, B7, B9 (methylated), B12 (cobalimated)
A gradual process of recovery, it was not immediate. You are supporting a bacterial war of attrition. Glyphosate is a weapon of mass destruction employed by the wrong side. There is a curious interplay between B-Vitamins and gut flora, they both produce some of them and your body needs some of them, in order to keep your flora in balance. Beta Glucan did absolute wonders for the facial sores which resulted from this Glyphosate Induced Dysbiosis.
Years of debilitating pain, 5 to 8 hours per day – Every day – 30+ Bleeding puss-filled sores on my face at all times, anxiety, loss of energy……. Now alleviated, through experimentation, not accepting the answers Science Based Medicine and Social Skepticism have been preemptively pushing for 20 years, working with my integrative practitioner and gastroenterologist, and receptive discipline – the hallmark diligence of Ethical Skepticism.
The Net Effect of Glyphosate on the Digestive Infrastructure
Here is how I think it works, much of which is backed by studies inside the last two years. Below in orange I have highlighted the primary clinical impacts of glyphosate on the human body. Remember that, since glyphosate kills beneficial bacteria inside the soil and inside the plants we consume†, it does not actually have to even enter your body in order to begin this process listed above. But, as well, it is most definitely entering your body and performing the same magic act upon you, as it does to kill pests.
There is a reason the list below contains so much surfactant (functional column 4) and anti-microbial functionality (functional column 5) – It is so that the primary three symbiont bacteria phyla are protected and not displaced by foreign invasion. Killing those bacteria, and inducing the dysfunction of the digestive mechanisms which serve to defend those bacteria – makes the symbiont host (us) sick.
If you are like me (and I do see variances in how this affects different people) glyphosate acts to kill important bacteriodetes and fermicutes microbiome species in the duodenum and ileum (Orange, below), upon which your auto-immune and nutritional health depend. If I had not found this strategy to be effective in my personal experimentation, and if my Integrative practitioner had not insisted on some of these practices and tested my blood and stool samples, I would have shied away from saying this – even though the latest 2014 and 2015 science backs this up.†
Glyphosate kills bacteria. Lysol kills bacteria too. I don’t eat plants treated with Lysol for the same reason. I need these bacteria.
The death of these bacteria results in nutritional mal-absorption shortfalls in Vitamins B and D, and the minor proteins which one only gets from Heavy Molecular Weight Organic Materials (plants, see bacteriodetes in orange highlight below). The shortfall in these bacteria, which are resident symbionts (a functional part of our body just like an organ), results in their replacement by malicious non-symbionts. These invading displacement bacteria then cause a host of secondary and auto-immune disorder impacts, along with the resulting endocrine, intestinal and health degradation (Yellow, below).
This proved to be correct in my body.
The expressed symptom set of this bacterial displacement, aside from the nutritional shortfall which is induced, includes a myriad of auto-immune (lupus, rosacea, fibromyalgia, arthritis, hypo endocrine) maladies, along with a general deterioration of the body.
In addition, the end-of-process symptom is the onset of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, wherein the large intestine and sigmoid colon spasm with pain and flush their production with water and excess mucus in order to evacuate the foreign bacteria-infested bolus as quickly as possible, with a minimum of toxin ingestion.
The result is IBS-constipation, IBS-diarrhea and severe debilitating pain for 4 hours a day or more, and more than 6 times per month. Most victims suffer much more than this, by far. Below, I have depicted the chain of impacts from glyphosate, beginning with the loss of two critical families of bacteria in orange under the ileum functional sets, their replacement by foreign invading bacteria, and the myriad set of auto-immune and secondary digestive impacts to the digestive tract and functional systems, which results in its own set of cascading maladies.
† 2015 Shehata AA1, Schrödl W, Aldin AA, Hafez HM, Krüger M.; Curr Microbiol. 2013 Apr;66(4):350-8. doi: 10.1007/s00284-012-0277-2. Epub 2012 Dec 9.
2015 Journal of Environmental Health, Environmental Health Aug 25 2015, 14:70 doi:10.1186/s12940-015-0056-1 – Transcriptome profile analysis reflects rat liver and kidney damage following chronic ultra-low dose Roundup exposure.
Study Series Contained The Ethical Skeptic: The Urgent Need to Reform the Cartel Science Around Glyphosate; extracted 18 Oct 2015; https://theethicalskeptic.com/2014/11/19/pseudoscience-in-action-the-urgent-need-to-reform-the-science-around-glyphosate/
Shehata AA1, Schrödl W, Aldin AA, Hafez HM, Krüger M.; Curr Microbiol. 2013 Apr;66(4):350-8. doi: 10.1007/s00284-012-0277-2. Epub 2012 Dec 9.
The use of glyphosate modifies the environment which stresses the living microorganisms. The aim of the present study was to determine the real impact of glyphosate on potential pathogens and beneficial members of poultry microbiota in vitro. The presented results evidence that the highly pathogenic bacteria as Salmonella Entritidis, Salmonella Gallinarum, Salmonella Typhimurium, Clostridium perfringens and Clostridium botulinum are highly resistant to glyphosate. However, most of beneficial bacteria as Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium, Bacillus badius, Bifidobacterium adolescentis (soil bacteria) and Lactobacillus spp. were found to be moderate to highly susceptible. Also Campylobacter spp. were found to be susceptible to glyphosate. A reduction of beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract microbiota by ingestion of glyphosate could disturb the normal gut bacterial community. Also, the toxicity of glyphosate to the most prevalent Enterococcus spp. could be a significant predisposing factor that is associated with the increase in C. botulinum-mediated diseases by suppressing the antagonistic effect of these bacteria on clostridia.