Why we should eat non-GMO 100% organic corn and soy

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Corn and Soy…

…are the most genetically modified crops out there, due to their being used in vast quantities by animal farmers and their wanting the stuff cheap and easy to grow, regardless of the health consequences. So those two crops, when not grown organically, are heavily modified.

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Monsanto’s glyphosate is the chemical at issue here…it’s also known as Roundup®, which is the most used herbicide in the USA and is being used increasingly around the world. “Roundup-ready” genetically engineered crops are grown from seeds engineered to contain a gene from “Agrobacteria.” That genetic modification makes the food crops resistant to glyphosate, meaning that only unwanted foliage cannot survive, serving to keep the food crops pure and most profitable. Users of Roundup-ready seeds are required to treat their crops with Roundup®. Corn and soy are the primary Roundup-ready crops, since, again, they’re the mainstays in the diets of “food animals.”

Of course, the manufacturer of glyphosate says it is beneficial and relatively harmless, so if you’d like to see that side, simply Google “Monsanto’s statement about glyphosate.”

Canola oil is another item which is heavily modified using Roundup® on the rapeseed crops, so it’s also wise to avoid anything but 100% organic non-GMO canola oil, if you use that oil at all.

What’s wrong with glyphosate?

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Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide which is said by some scientists to disrupt the way the body manages sulfur. Autism, for example, is associated with poor sulfur metabolism. Glyphosate also supposedly causes aluminum to be more toxic in the body, which is a great health concern due to the aluminum in vaccines.

Pathogens

Glyphosate is said by some to kill beneficial bacteria in the gut which allows pathogens (disease-causing bacteria) like C. difficile to overgrow which leads to “leaky gut syndrome” and indirectly promotes aluminum uptake by cells. All this can lead to kidney failure which leads to aluminum retention in tissues (including the brain) which can lead to dementia, a.k.a. Alzheimer’s disease.

Some scientists also claim that glyphosate disrupts the “shikimate pathway” in our guts and depletes our tryptophan, which is the precursor to melatonin. Melatonin transports sulfate into the brain and reduces heavy metal toxicity in the body. Good stores of melatonin are said to bind to toxic metals like aluminum, lead, etc., and reduce their toxic effects in the body. But unfortunately, those scientists (Samsel and Seneff) get much of their data from animal studies. But if the above is true for humans, our being low in melatonin can bring on a lot of damage.

Vegan foods (preferably organic) high in Tryptophan are: Nuts, Seeds, Tofu & Soy, Oats, Beans, Lentils

Foods (preferably organic) high in Melatonin are: Pineapples, Bananas, Oranges, Oats, Sweet Corn, Rice, Tomatoes, Barley 

So, especially for anything containing corn, soy products or canola oil, just be sure it’s labeled 100% organic and non-GMO and you should avoid any problems related to glyphosate. If corn, soy or canola oil are listed in ingredients without the terms “organic” and “non-GMO,” simply avoid that product to help protect your health.

It makes one wonder how the animals and the animal products most people consume are affected by this herbicide. Surely some of the common illnesses farm animals suffer are due to glyphosate in all that corn and soy, among many other unhealthy practices. It’s likely that the meat, milk and eggs that come from these intensive farms has harmful effects, in concentrated form, for people who consume them. Sorry for the following image, but this is the reality…

UPDATE: Current related article concerning suspicions of people developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (a form of cancer) as a result of exposure to glyphosate, despite the findings from animal studies which concluded that the herbicide would not cause cancer in humans: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/14/business/monsanto-roundup-safety-lawsuit.html Another case where animal testing is shown to be unscientific and dangerous, aside from the sadistic cruelty perpetrated by “human” beings against the innocent and helpless.

Deadly Nightshade or Belladonna vs. Safe Nightshade Foods

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Eggplant Flower

Nightshade foods are some of our most popular, nutritious and tasty options, but there’s some confusion and concern over the poisonous nature of these Solanaceae plants, which are characterized by five-petaled flowers shaped like cones or funnels, and alternate or alternate to opposite leaves. Nightshade flowers bloom at night and close up during daylight.

Who needs to avoid nightshade foods?

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Ground Cherry Plant

Some people are sensitive to nightshade foods so should avoid them. Symptoms of sensitivity may be: Diarrhea, gas, bloating, nausea, joint pain, headaches, and depression.

But mostly nightshade fruits/vegetables are harmless, quite nutritious, and only the rest of the plant should be avoided.

Tobacco is also in the nightshade family, and most of us agree tobacco should be avoided, but its toxic nicotine is quite addictive.

Here are the nightshade foods:

1) Eggplant

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2) Garden Huckleberries (related to blueberries but blueberries are not nightshade)4904416809_853285a0dc_b
3) Goji Berries1280px-Ripe_goji_berries
4) Ground Cherries and related Cape GooseberriesGround_Cherries
5) Peppers (both hot and sweet varieties)Habanero_chile_-_fruits_(aka)
6) Potatoes*Potatoes
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8) TomatoesTomato_scanned

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*A note on potatoes: Don’t ever eat the green parts or sprouts or “eyes” of potatoes…peel or cut them out and discard, or if the whole potato is green, get rid of it. Those parts contain the poison solanine…explained in detail here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002875.htm I ate some greenish french fries once…the stomach ache and bizarre hallucinations alone were enough to teach me, wow, and I was 8, ages ago.potato eyes

(Green tomatoes, on the other hand, are not poisonous, only unripe. Also, the green under the skin of some eggplants is also safe to eat but may not taste so good.)

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“Pretty Lady” or Belladonna… Run from this one!

3998079711_a0f7cb8d52_bAlthough it does have some medicinal uses (which anyone can look up if interested), this is one nightshade plant to be strictly avoided as completely poisonous to humans: Belladonna, aka Atropa Belladonna or Deadly Nightshade. Belladonna is one of the most toxic plants in the world; all parts of the plant, including the sweet berries, contain tropane alkaloids. Here are some detailed images:

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Symptoms of Belladonna poisoning are: dilated pupils, light sensitivity, blurred vision, fast heartbeat, loss of balance, headache, rash, flushing, dry mouth/throat, slurred speech, inability to urinate or defecate, confusion, hallucinations, delirium, and convulsions. A very rapid heartbeat that turns feeble is likely to result in death. Seek emergency medical help, of course, for any ingestion of Belladonna.

The antidote for Belladonna poisoning is physostigmine or pilocarpine.

But Belladonna is safe for cows and rabbits!

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Interestingly, cows and rabbits can eat the Belladonna plant with no harmful effects, while in humans it can actually damage our memories and learning abilities, possibly permanently, that is if it doesn’t kill us. So this is nothing to toy with. And neither is the cruel use of animals as experimental models for us anything to toy with…yet animal vivisection became quite profitable and self-perpetuating, so here we are today, still engaging in animal torture and pseudoscience as if it’s normal.

In closing, and off on sort of a tangent…

Kind, intelligent people are sorely needed in this world, obviously, so we’ve all a responsibility to be kind and informed, and diligent in caring for our health and avoiding medical intervention. That supposed “healthcare” often leads us down a path of ever-increasing ill health and a growing addiction to a profitable system based in dangerous, symptom-masking treatments and cruel, unscientific animal experiments.

Anyhow, just enjoy your eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and so forth, as long as they agree with you.