Without a doubt, one of the most highly debated topics in health and wellness centers on the safety or risk associated with GMO foods. Today, Austin Perlmutter M.D. joins me to interview Jeffrey Smith, who has, for the past two decades, done his best to raise public awareness as to the possible health-related concerns of genetically modifying our foodstuffs. Continue reading
This past summer, Leize and I spent a lot of time in British Columbia. In fact, if you are following my live videos on Facebook, you might recall several entries that called attention to the massive fires that were raging through both the B.C mainland and Vancouver Island. While fires in the Northwest are not uncommon, this year’s events were unprecedented in terms of their scope and duration.
As I pondered the reasons for what we were observing, I naturally defaulted to the idea that, front and center, this was yet another manifestation of climate change. But just this morning I learned that there is another sinister player that appears to be be playing a major role in increasing the frequency and intensity of these wildfires.
You know it’s almost trendy now to talk about GMO foods and avoiding GMO foods. Oftentimes, when I lecture and ask the question as to why GMOs are a danger, I don’t really get much of an answer. So in today’s presentation I’d like to focus on actually why it is that GMO food represents a threat to your health. What is the real danger of GMO, and again is this just being discussed because it’s trendy? What is going on when we are consuming GMO foods?
So let’s talk about what exactly this is all about.
When I lecture to the general public, as well as to healthcare professionals, I often ask the question, “How do you feel about GMO foods?” The results are almost universally negative. Generally, the audiences come to the conclusion that, for whatever reason, GMO foods are “bad.”
My next question probes a bit further: why? It’s at that point that very few hands are raised. People generally have the sense that there’s something threatening and sinister about GMO foods, but, for the most part, they don’t know why.
So let’s take a step back. I’d like to explore why it is that we should indeed do everything possible to avoid GMO foods. Continue reading
Glyphosate is the world’s most widely produced herbicide and is the primary toxic chemical in Roundup, as well as in many other herbicides. In addition, it is a broad-spectrum herbicide that is used in more than 700 different products from agriculture and forestry to home use. The Great Plains Laboratory offers a urine test that will measure for glyphosate levels in your body. You can learn more about the test here.
I recently had the great pleasure of discussing Glyphosate and its impact on human health with Dr. Stephanie Seneff of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Seneff’s work focuses on the role of toxic chemicals and how they can affect the environment, and importantly, your health.
We spoke at length about her work, including the potential link between conventional farming, pesticide use, and autism. I found this talk to be an invigorating and very informative conversation, and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.