Neurotoxicity & Endocrine Disruption

Do you consume Glyphosate? Or any of the hundreds of endocrine disruptors commonly found in: toothpaste, deodorant, clothes, beds, hot car interiors, dishwasher pods, vaccines, soaps, towels, antibiotics, water, GMO food crops, animal meats & juices, colorful bendy spatulas that magically never melt, take-out containers, the lining in food cans, plastic water bottle, the gel strip in that razor, the air next to that road, the stuff inside the AC…  If you said yes to most of those questions then DON’T WORRY, but you may be suffering from hormonal imbalances due to excessive exposure to Xenoestrogens & animal estrogens! Don’t go lock yourself in a hyperbaric chamber and become a seclude though, as there is a light at the end of the tunnel; organic plant foods.

Not only will eating vegan and organic spare you from the most concentrated sources of endocrine disruptors, it will also fill you with the greatest concentration of antioxidants and other phytonutrients that help your body eliminate these agrochemicals and persistent industrial pollutants!

Our lifestyle has been tainted from every angle, so we need to stay positive and proactively deal with the issues that are most pressing and will yield the greater return. For instance, switching to a plant-based diet will turn you into a primary consumer (you eat at the bottom of the food chain) This significantly reduces your exposure to bioaccumulated pesticides & environmental toxins in farm animals.

The next step, also very important, is the elimination of all GMO foods (any bar code that doesn’t start with an 8 or 9). GMO’s are often cheaper, but never nearly as nutrient-dense.  They also require significantly more fertilizer and pesticides to grow. Many industrial crops like corn and soy that have had their ancestral DNA hybridized to oblivion will essentially ignore the accumulation of glyphosate and other pesticides in their tissues, rather than excreting it or neutralizing it. These two issues will only escalate as time progresses, so if we really wish to sustainably feed the world, we will need to remediate the nitrogen-saturated soils, rebuild mycorrhizal relationships and communities, and implement natural yet productive farming methods such as biodynamic farming, veganic farming (with minerals and humic & fulvic acid supplementation through shilajit), food forests, and integrating these farming methods within food-systems of communal organic-solidarity to maximize efficiency, locality, nutrient-density, and vitality of food while drastically reducing the tremendously wasteful and denaturing/nutrient-degenerative food transport systems in operation today. Woah that was a little tangent, but I feel some people still believe GMO’s are necessary to feed the world, when that simply isn’t true, so let’s vote with our choices to get them out of our foods, cosmetics, and household items!

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29028124

  • Cricket frog sex ratios are sensitive to atrazine, and feminization is likely.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29550685

– Atrazine and glyphosate formulations altered gene expression, fertility, and lethality.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27916585

  • Glyphosate causes imbalances in thyroid hormone.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29602044

  • Atrazine caused significant mortality in tadpoles and affected reproductive health of adult frogs.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24617544

  • Glyphosate negatively affects the immune system and endocrine system of fish exposed to it in polluted lakes and rivers.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29667781

– Sustained pesticide exposure induces liver damage.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24955954

– POEA (A surfactant used in several formulations of glyphosate) can cause hemolysis, DNA damage and lipid peroxidation to fish in polluted waterways.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27463640

  • Glyphosate modulates the expression of estrogen-sensitive genes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26927151

– Co-formulants in Roundup disrupt aromatase activity below safe levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27917511

– Glyphosate negatively affects the cattle reproductive system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29621247

– Atrazine depletes microbial communities in soil.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29671229

– Pesticide contamination in watersheds.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29603208

– Atrazine and septic contaminants leech into groundwater supplies.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20045496

– Glyphosate has tumor-promoting potential in skin cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24073338

– Glyphosate causes oxidative stress and disrupts Ca2+ levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29321978

– Neurotoxicity in Roundup can also be attributed to co-formulants.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29404314

– Ignoring adjuvant toxicity falsifies the safety profile of common pesticides.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28474816

  • Glyposate toxicity in wild ecosystems deserves more study.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28454037

  • Pesticide exposure in wild ecosystems is a threat to wildlife.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27463640

  • Glyphosate modulates the expression of estrogen-sensitive genes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26927151

  • Co-formulants in Roundup disrupt aromatase activity below “safe” levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26282372

– Glyphosate along with all other adjuvants within Roundup formulations can have transgenerational adverse effects on the nervous, endocrine, and reproductive systems.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28962449

Roundup is an endocrine disruptor that may inhibit the hypothalamic-pituitary axis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24955954

POEA (A surfactant used in several formulations of glyphosate) can cause hemolysis, DNA damage and lipid peroxidation to fish in polluted waterways.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24912403

– Glyphosate has the potential to disrupt mRNA processes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24617544

  • Glyphosate negatively affects the immune system and endocrine system of fish exposed to it in polluted lakes and rivers.

RETRACTED STUDY:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22999595

Retracted Studies:

Often in science, a study that presents itself as a threat to the interests of industrial and governmental bodies is quickly attacked and suppressed from the public. This is malpractice of the highest degree and must be addressed. In this following retracted study, industry lobbyists retracted an extremely credible and revolutionary study a year after it’s publication. This could have been due to the widespread attention that this study attained.

Study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22461451

  • Long term exposure to glyphosate induces carcinogenesis.

Author Comment:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691514002002?via%3Dihub

  • Authors of the study commented on the retraction, stating that it lacked scientific rationale.

Comment: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691514000027

– Another comment explaining that retracting a year-old study on unsupported grounds is misconduct.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691514000052#!

Kevin Folta commented on the study and argued for the retraction, but a clear conflict of interest is seen behind his reasonings, as Folta has been actively publishing studies that support transgenic plants, toxic pesticide use, and GMO’s. As seen in the two studies linked below:

https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85030868705&origin=inward&txGid=935409f8933e3260398019a27377a17e

https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85030868705&origin=inward&txGid=935409f8933e3260398019a27377a17e