GMO's Create Incredibly Toxic Colons

GMOs Create Incredibly Toxic Colons
Written by Kim Evans, Natural News
Tuesday, 22 June 2010 22:10
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Probiotic expert S.K. Dash calls the healthy bacteria in our guts our first line of immune defense, as these tiny bacteria protect us from all sorts of problems. Everything from cancer to IBS to allergies and most every disease imaginable is connected to our healthy bacteria. But there's one problem. Eating one serving of GMO foods has been found to change the genetic structure of our healthy bacteria. Literally, some GMO foods might be altering our healthy bacteria so they'll now produce concentrated pesticides in our guts for the rest of our lives.

GMOs may also be changing our healthy bacteria on a genetic level, so they'll continually produce abnormal proteins inside us. Because our ever-working DNA runs on proteins, throwing abnormal proteins into the mix can be the source of all sorts of serious and unpredictable problems. Yet, evidence from the only human GMO feeding trial ever published shows it's likely that GMOs have taken our once healthy bacteria that are designed to protect us - and turned them into a major toxicity source. In this manner, it's likely that GMOs have made our colons toxic beyond belief.

One serving of GM soy was all it took to see the genetic mutation of our healthy bacteria -- and you'd be a rare individual not to have had thousands of servings of GMOs in your lifetime, let alone just one. In Europe, where GM foods aren't as prevalent as in other parts of the world, the animals are most likely eating GM grain - and GM genes are found in their flesh and the dairy that people consume. This intense pollution of inside the colon may be the reason that bees living near and eating GMOs crops have died in large numbers. Autopsies of the bees showed that they died from something that looked a lot like colon cancer.

The depth that the problem presents is larger than can be conceived and it's unknown if it's even possible to completely reverse it. If so, it'll take some work because these tiny bacteria can double in number every 20 minutes and your body contains many trillions of them. So, if we didn't have enough reasons to do colon cleansing in a time when disease is rampant and often considered normal, GMOs offer yet another.

To work to reverse the problem, you'd make good mileage by doing deep and aggressive colon cleansing using enemas or professional colonics. You'll also want to reseed your healthy bacteria with untainted bacteria from raw homemade sauerkraut, which contains more strains of bacteria than store-bought probiotics. Of course, you'll also want to get really familiar with the foods and food additives that contain GMOs and never put another in your mouth.

Deep and regular colon cleansing will likely clean out stores of abnormal proteins and possibly release large amounts of pesticides that may have been created in your gut. Importantly, it'll also allow you to remove stores of now genetically mutant bacteria, while replacing them with untainted bacteria to try and correct the problem.

For most, avoiding GMOs will require some new shopping and dining habits because about 90 percent of the packaged foods in a traditional U.S. grocery store contain GMOs. You'd also be hard pressed to find a restaurant that's not serving up GM corn chips that are likely mutating your healthy bacteria to produce concentrated pesticides. And it's hard to imagine that's what you thought you were ordering for lunch.

Source: Natural News

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i had a gift certificate for a 'regular' (hollywood market) grocery store that i needed to spend the other day. hubby does all our shopping for 'normal' foods at costco and the local grocery store, while i buy all the organic/allergy friendly stuff at whole foods and our other local health food store. suffice it to say, i haven't really shopped at a regular grocery store in over 2 yrs now. i wandered up and down every single aisle, trying to find allergy friendly and corn-free things i could buy.

in the juice aisle, i got excited when i saw a giant bottle of grape juice that said, "100% grape juice". i picked it up and read the label. it had 6 ingredients, the second of which was maltodextrin, which is corn. the rest were preservatives, additives and color enhancers. how the hell can they put "100% grape juice" on the label?! i was thoroughly annoyed. imagine all the parents thinking they just bought their kids something healthy... and they're really feeding them corn syrup and chemicals with a tiny bit of grape juice - from concentrate, at that! we, as american consumers - have *got* to start holding food manufacturers accountable for misleading labels like this. we've got to learn all the deceptive names for corn ( and start boycotting products containing it. i've been using alternatives for 2.5 yrs now and it *can* be done and they taste even better and we're healthier for it - you don't need all that corn, it's just cheaper and easier for them!

anyway, i ended up buying non-edible products and walked out of their with a new appreciation for health food store labels!

speaking of which, i have recently discovered 2 new products i want to share. one is a fabulous mosquito repellant by burt's bees. i live in michigan, where they swarm by the thousands this time of year in every swampy, humid backyard. we get eaten alive in just a few minutes of walking the dog. i don't like to use the chemical stuff and typically try putting long sleeves & pants on all my kids and spritzing their clothing with folkloric repellants like windex or 'skin so soft' by avon or citronella oil. for the 4th of july, though, i have to bring out the big guns and go for the deet- free 'off!' on all their clothing as we are sitting on grass for hours.

i decided to try this burt's bees herbal insect repellant in time for 4th of july this year. my oldest boy was my first tester, as he walks his dog every evening in the gloaming and comes home looking like he has chicken pox again - he is, apparently, mosquito ambrosia. i spritzed his bare arms and legs and rubbed some on his face and he came home just crowing and raving about seeing the mosquitos swarm up from the grass in the park and cut a wide swath around him as he approached! and this stuff smells great, he smells like a lemony christmas tree. now, it does have soybean oil as an inert ingredient so i won't put it on the allergy toddler's bare skin, but i put long light layers on him and spritz it over those. (soy is one of his less serious allergies - i'm not sure i'd try it if it were one of his serious ones.) besides, as anyone with a multiple severe allergy child knows, their skin tends to be extremely fragile and easily irritated, so you wouldn't put something with all these zingy oils directly on their skin anyway - even without the soy.

we all experienced the same effects as my 10 yr old and you know what the best part was? i didn't feel like i had to come home and immediately get them all in the shower to get every trace of chemicals off them. this stuff eventually just rubbed into their skin and clothes and smelled so nice, i didn't care if it ended up in their beds, too. the packaging is awesome because it's in a little metal pump canister that we will save and reuse for misting plants or for skin oil or something else! i can't recommend it enough, it gets a 10 out of 10 for me for effectiveness and ease of use and just general peace of mind and likability factors!

the other product is a peppermint patty. my youngest is the one with all the food allergies at 2.5. the others all love chewing gum. he can't have any. he watches them chew it with fascination and i feel so guilty for the poor guy. he's never tasted pizza, never had a single crumb of dairy in his whole life, not even one fast food french fry... and now no gum. kids love gum. :-( so i found these peppermint patties by 'heavenly organics'. as you can see, they have exactly 3 ingredients. they taste just like junior mints, but they are much denser and chewier and last longer. he calls it his 'chocolate gum' and i keep them on hand to give him when the other kids get gum! again, i can't recommend them enough, i love them myself and buy them buy the bagful.

Meat, fish protein linked to women's bowel disease

Anne Harding

Fri Jun 4, 2010 9:13pm EDT

A veterinary surgeon roasts pork during a consumption campaign at a meat restaurant in Seoul May 12, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

A veterinary surgeon roasts pork during a consumption campaign at a meat restaurant in Seoul May 12, 2009.

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating lots of animal protein appears to increase women's risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new study from France.

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"Our results may help better understand the role of diet in IBD risk," Dr. Franck Carbonnel of the Center Hospitalier Universitaire de Bicetre in Paris and his team write in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. "If confirmed, they can lead to protective strategies, especially in families at risk of IBD, and possibly to advice for preventing relapse."

Inflammatory bowel disease is a collective term for diseases characterized by severe inflammation in the digestive system such as ulcerative colitis, which typically only affects the colon, and Crohn's disease, which can attack the entire digestive tract. IBD, which affects about one in 500 people, has become much more common since World War II, Carbonnel and his colleagues note. The reasons behind the increase are still unclear.

To investigate whether diet might be a factor, the researchers followed more than 67,000 women participating in a long-term study of risk factors for cancer and other common illnesses. The women were 40 to 65 years old when they enrolled in the study.

During follow-up, which averaged about 10 years, just 77 of the women developed inflammatory bowel disease. Ninety percent of women in the current study were eating more than the recommended dietary allowance of protein.

Women who consumed the most protein were at more than triple the risk of being diagnosed with IBD, the researchers found; animal protein accounted for most of the risk. Risk was specifically associated with high intake of meat and fish, but not with dairy products or eggs.

While experts have long suspected that diet might play a role in inflammatory bowel disease, Carbonnel and his colleagues note, the only links identified previously were with eating a lot of fats and certain kinds of sugars. Those studies were more prone to error than forward-looking or prospective studies like the current investigation. There have also been several studies linking vitamin D deficiency to IBD.

Another recent prospective study found that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids decreased inflammatory bowel disease risk, while eating lots of omega-6 fatty acids increased it, Carbonnel noted in an interview with Reuters Health. Omega-3s are found in fish oil, flax seed oil, and a few other sources; omega-6s, which Westerners tend to eat much more of, are found in several types of vegetable and nut oils.

Meat could contribute to inflammatory bowel disease risk because digestion of animal protein produces many potentially toxic "end products," such as hydrogen sulfide and ammonia, the researchers note. Also, Carbonnel pointed out, a high-protein diet could alter the mix of bacteria that live in the colon.

"These findings have to be confirmed in other populations, particularly in men and younger subjects," the researcher said, adding that if they are confirmed, the next step would be to conduct a trial comparing the effects of restricted versus unrestricted animal protein on inflammatory bowel disease risk.

Given the large amount of protein women in the study were eating, he added, a restricted diet wouldn't involve radically reducing protein intake, but instead sticking to the recommended amount.

from Reuters

Top 10 Foods That Increase Cancer Risk

posted by Melissa Breyer
Top 10 Foods That Increase Cancer Risk

About 1,444,920 new cases of cancer were expected to be diagnosed last year–while 559,650 people were expected to die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. That’s more than 1,500 people a day. What a startling statistic. In the book Cancer: 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic (New Society Publishers, 2007) by Liz Armstrong et al, the No. 4 solution is “Eat a Healthy Diet.” Listed within are the 10 Foods and Drinks to Limit or Eliminate:

1. All charred food, which create heterocyclic aromatic amines, known carcinogens. Even dark toast is suspect.

2. Well-done red meat. Medium or rare is better, little or no red meat is best.

3. Sugar, both white and brown–which is simply white sugar with molasses added. (See Care2’s Directory of Natural Sweeteners for great, healthy alternatives.)

4. Heavily salted, smoked and pickled foods, which lead to higher rates of stomach cancer.

5. Sodas/soft drinks, which pose health risks, both for what they contain–sugar and various additives–and for what they replace in the diet–beverages and foods that provide vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

6. French fries, chips and snack foods that contain trans fats.

7. Food and drink additives such as aspartame.

8. Excess alcohol.

9. Baked goods, for the acrylamide.

10. Farmed fish, which contains higher levels of toxins such as PCBs.

Now that you know what not to eat, see the Top 10 Foods and Drinks for Cancer Prevention.

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