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Glyphosate herbicide and toxic heavy metals act like “binary weapon” to destroy kidneys

https://www.naturalnews.com/051266_glyphosate_heavy_metals_kidney_damage.html

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

Glyphosate herbicide(NaturalNews) New research out of Sri Lanka has demonstrated a toxicological aspect of glyphosate that many scientists and laymen alike have overlooked or never even investigated. Besides its inherent toxicity, glyphosate, the primary herbicide chemical used in Monsanto’s Roundup formula, actually makes other toxins and heavy metals more damaging to the body than they otherwise would be on their own.

During the same year that Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena announced a ban on the import and use of glyphosate due to its nephrotoxicity, researchers from Rajarata University and California State University Long Beach determined that glyphosate amplifies the way heavy metals pollute and disrupt normal bodily functions, including the normal function of the kidneys.

C. Jayasumana and his team, who conducted previous research on glyphosate, are trying to get to the bottom of an epidemic of SAN, or Sri Lankan Agricultural Nephropathy, that has been affecting Sri Lankan paddy farmers at an ever-increasing rate since 1994, which is right around the time glyphosate was introduced. Earlier research pegged both arsenic and cadmium exposure as factors in this deadly endemic disease, which manifests as tubulo-interstitial type nephropathy.

For their study, the team collected urine samples from patients with SAN living in the Padavi-Sripura region of the country, one of the locations where SAN rates have reached epic proportions. They then compared these samples to those collected from two sets of control groups, one with healthy participants from the same region, and another with participants living in another part of the country.

After analyzing all the samples for 19 different heavy metals as well as the presence of glyphosate, the team learned that heavy metal contamination was particularly problematic in the endemic region and specifically amplified in those who were also exposed to glyphosate. In other words, participants with glyphosate in their systems also had higher-than-normal levels of heavy metals.

“People in disease endemic areas [are] exposed to multiple heavy metals and glyphosate,” the study reports. “Results are supportive of toxicological origin of SAN that is confined to specific geographical areas … multiple heavy metals and glyphosates may play a role in the pathogenesis.”

“Heavy metals excessively present in the urine samples of patients with SAN are capable of causing damage to kidneys. Synergistic effects of multiple heavy metals and agrochemicals may be nephrotoxic.”

Glyphosate directly associated with kidney damage, as evidenced by higher creatinine levels
Levels of creatinine, the waste product left over from the production and use of creatine in muscle metabolism, were also found to be substantially higher in participants exposed to glyphosate. Creatinine levels in the body generally level out at around two percent under healthy circumstances, but in the participants who were contaminated with glyphosate and heavy metals, creatinine levels were much higher.

Elevated levels of creatinine are indicative of impaired kidney function or kidney disease, which suggests that glyphosate, heavy metals, or more likely a combination of both are causative factors in impaired kidney function and kidney disease, as demonstrated in the study.

“Epidemiological studies have shown a strong association between exposure to heavy metals and the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD),” the authors explain in their paper, which was published in the journal BMC Nephrology.

“We measured glyphosate in urine because two authors … have formulated a hypothesis that incriminates glyphosate and heavy metal complexes as a causative factor for SAN.”

Dr. Stephanie Seneff from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has conducted her own research on this subject and reached similar conclusions. Be sure to check out her findings and solutions at the following link.

Sources for this article include:

BioMedCentral.com

GMWatch.org

GMWatch

MedicineNet.com

LewRockwell.com

 

Thanks to Jeff Wefferson for the heads-up and link. Cheers Jeff!

Medical Nightmare: Stillbirth Mum Sent “Congrats” After Privacy Breach

Stillbirth mum sent ‘congrats’

A woman still grieving for her two stillborn children was mistakenly sent a letter congratulating her on ‘‘the arrival of your baby’’.

The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) has apologised to Sarah Wilson, of Christchurch, who was extremely upset after the mix-up last week.

Wilson, 45, lost babies in 2001 and 2010 because of a rare blood disorder.

Last week, she received a letter from The Christchurch Doctors medical centre about ‘‘your new arrival’’.

The letter said the national immunisation register had contacted the medical centre with the child’s details and ‘‘we invite you to enrol your baby with our practice’’.

An enrolment form for the baby girl was attached. It included the girl’s full name, date of birth and NHI number, as well as Wilson’s address, home and mobile phone numbers.

Wilson said she was not enrolled with The Christchurch Doctors and had no idea how or why they had her details.

She said the letter was extremely distressing.

‘‘I thought ‘Oh my god, you can’t be serious’. ‘‘I’m the worst person this could have happened to.’’

CDHB chief medical officer Sue Nightingale phoned Wilson to apologise on Monday.

Nightingale could not provide an explanation about what had happened, but said the error was being investigated.

Wilson, who also received a letter of apology from The Christchurch Doctors, said she wanted an assurance a similar mistake would not happen to anyone else.

‘‘When you’ve had a baby die because people have made mistakes and then someone sends you a letter saying congratulations on your daughter’s birth, how would you feel?’’

The privacy breach has further undermined Wilson’s trust in district health boards.

‘‘On Wednesday I’m meant to go and have a colposcopy at Christchurch Women’s. I’ve cancelled that, I’m not going because I don’t trust them.’’

In 2010, Wilson’s baby girl died when she was given the incorrect amount of blood platelets in utero during a transfusion procedure.

It took six days before she could deliver the dead baby.

‘‘Then the Auckland District Health Board sent me a bill for $2500 for the procedure that killed her.’’

Wilson said she battled for three years to get an apology from the doctor and ADHB for the error.

A statement issued on behalf of the CDHB and The Christchurch Doctors said all affected parties were contacted as soon as last week’s letter error came to their attention.

‘‘Now that our investigations are almost complete, we plan to write to both women to apologise again more formally and offer some reassurance,’’ the statement said.

A CDHB spokesman said privacy breaches were rare, but staff were looking at how a similar incident could be prevented.

https://www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/the-press/20170707/281633895266710

How much physical and mental torture does this poor woman have to endure?

And just how did the medical practise end up with her details, via the  National Immunisation Centre? I know they’re pushing the vaccination agenda, but this outrageous and not to mention a breach of both law and privacy. And the result is horrific. This is AFTER the bungled transfusion and death of her baby which they then charged her for. Apology? I should think a large compensation would be in order!

Italians Take to the Streets to Protest New Mandatory Vaccination Law

Vaccine protests Italy 

Protests in various cities throughout Italy during the past week (June 2017). Image source.

Brian Shilhavy
Health Impact News Editor

Readers from Italy have been contacting Health Impact News this past week, asking us to cover the massive demonstrations happening throughout Italy to protest a new mandatory vaccine law. This news has been censored from the U.S. corporate media.

Francesca Alesse, who worked with the VAXXED film team to get the film shown in Italy last year, writes:

In an unprecedented way, the decree-law proposed by the Minister of Health has been signed by the sitting Italian president Sergio Mattarella. Only four vaccines were mandatory in Italy, now that number triples to 12.

No other decree-law has moved so fast in the Italian legislative system, the reasons of such hurry are incomprehensible considering that the Istituto Superiore Di Sanità (the local version of the CDC) has declared that contrary to what stated in the decree itself there is no objective urgency. There are no epidemics, the number of cases of measles or meningitis in the current year have been substantially lower than the previous year.

Thousands of parents have protested the new law this past June 3rd,  protests and marches have taken place in 21 Italian cities spread across the nation. A national protest is scheduled for this Sunday June 11th.

The translated full text of the decree-law is found here.

Florence Protest

Recent protests in Florence. Photo sent to Health Impact News from an Italian reader.

The new law apparently has severe consequences for parents who fail to comply, including the possibility of having their children taken away from them. In addition to public outcry, there appears to be strong political opposition to the law as well.

Elisabetta Bressan, an Italian commenting on Facebook writes:

Protests are going to increase here, as our Government has announced…  a law to introduce 12 mandatory vaccines. The law…. was announced by our Health Ministry to be as follows: 12 mandatory vaccination needed to have access to pre-school system (age 0-6): no vaccination, no enrollment, no exceptions; for mandatory school (age 0-16) if kids were not vaccinated parents should pay a penalty between 500€ and 7.500€ per year, if you cannot afford it, you’ll be refer to Jouvanile Court, that could suspend your parents rights to get your children vaccinated. A national protest is envisaged in Rome on June 11.

This will start within the next school year (September 2017); it has been calculated that more then 800,000 kids will need to receive a massive vaccination in a very little time.

As you know, Italy had been chosen in 2014 as leading Country for the WHO world vaccination campaign co-financed by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, therefore what happen here can affect also other countries.

In other comments posted on Facebook, Elisabetta Bressan suggests that the new mandatory vaccine law has strong financial connections to the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, which could benefit from over 1 billion euros invested in Italy over the next four years. She writes:

This is the press conference of Health Minister, Ms. Lorenzin explaining the DL https://www.facebook.com/mauriziolupi.it/videos/10155541295653694/

At the opening of the conference, all guests are presented to the press, including Dr. Ranieri Guerra, presented as Director General of Health Prevention of the Ministry of Health. (Man sitting on Ms. Lorenzin right)

His curriculum vitae is regularly published in the Government’s website:
http://www.salute.gov.it/…/CV…/CV_pubblicazioni_Guerra_n.pdf at page 6 you can see he is a member of Glaxo Smith-Kline Foundation board.

On the Foundation website http://www.fsk.it/la-fondazione/storia-della-fondazione/ you are provided with additional information:

In 1987, it was recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the ‘Center for Collaboration in the Training of Health Personnel’ and in 1997 as a ‘Hospitality Management Collaboration Center’ in Italy.

The Fsk.it website belongs To Smith Kline Foundation which is maintained thanks to the non-binding annual liberal loan of the founding partner GLAXOSMITHKLINE SpA, as well as the incomes of its own projects.

The members of the Board of Directors, as indicated here, are nominated by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of University and Research, the Ministry of the Economy, ISS, the State State Conference and GlaxoSmithKline SpA and they approve the FSK Activity Plan annually.

The members of the Board of Directors (including Mr. Ranieri Guerra) are appointed, among others, by:
– Ministry of Health, represented in the press conference by Minister Beatrice Lorenzin
– ISS,
– Higher Institute of Health, present in the person of Dr. Walter Ricciardi,
– the same GlaxoSmithKline S.p.A. Vaccines and drugs, Glaxo bets 1 billion on Italy
http://www.sanita24.ilsole24ore.com/…/vaccini-e-farmaci-gla

Here we talk about an investment of 1 billion euros in Italy for the next 4 years, including 2016 and the years relating to the new National Vaccine Plan 2017/2019 so promoted by the Ministry of Health.

Health Impact News will continue to publish opposition to forced vaccination laws around the world, since the corporate sponsored “mainstream” media in the U.S. is censoring this information.

https://vaccineimpact.com/2017/italians-take-to-the-streets-to-protest-new-mandatory-vaccination-law/

Thanks to Danielle at theCONTrail,com for the heads-up!

 

 

 

 

 

Operation Gas Pump is Here – A World Wide Call to Action Start Waking Up the World Today!

When Evil comes a knocking, #OpGASPUMP WARRIORS RISE UP!
Suzanne Maher is sending out “10” more #OpGASPUMP Packages Today!! AWESOMENESS!
We are the RESISTANCE!
Order yours today!
Click here: http://byebyebluesky.com/operation-ga…

https://byebyebluesky.com/bumper-stic…

PamJonesforLiberty.com

By Suzanne Maher

Operation Gas Pump is Here – A World Wide Call to Action Start Waking Up the World Today!

Help make this initiative global, insert a Bye Bye Blue Sky business card after you go to fill up gas. A simple, yet extremely effective calling card to wake people up to the toxic aerosol dumps. Be creative and also leave the cards at restaurants, beauty salons, advertising boards in shopping malls, health clinics, gyms. The “sky” is the limit. Keep “paying it forward” so we can reach thousands upon thousands of people with our message.

You may purchase the business cards directly through Bye Bye Blue Sky or Pam Jones (http://pamjonesforliberty.com). 50 cards for $10 or 100 cards for $20. All donations received for cards will go to funding billboards. Pam Jones will be looking at getting a board up in California with the funds we receive from the business cards

“OPERATION GAS PUMP”

Operation Gas Pump is a fun “thumb your nose at the chumps”

Spraying their toxic aerosol dumps

Let’s turn the tables and give them a few lumps

Insert a Bye Bye buiness card in all the gas pump slots

Then away you will happily trot

Until the arrival of the next lot

Arrive to get their gas

They will pick up their pass

And continue the thread

The global initiative will spread

Truth with persistence

We are the Constructive Resistance!!

http://pamjonesforliberty.com

Flint Water Crisis: Five Officials Indicted on Involuntary Manslaughter Charges

Flint, MI — (RT) Michigan’s attorney general has filed new, more serious charges of involuntary manslaughter against five officials in the Flint Water Crisis investigation, among them the head of Michigan’s health department.

Flint Water Crisis

Heath chief Nick Lyon was charged with two felonies, involuntary manslaughter and misconduct in office, for failing to alert the public about an outbreak in Legionnaires’ disease in the Flint area, according to AP.

Some experts linked the outbreak to poor water quality during the height of water crisis in 2014-15. Nearly 100 people were affected during the Legionnaires outbreak, 12 of whom died.

 

“Mr. Lyon failed in his responsibility to protect the health and safety of the citizens of Flint,” Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette told reporters on Wednesday about charges that are moving closer than ever to Governor Rick Snyder.

After being informed of the growing Legionnaires outbreak in Flint, Nick Lyon failed to inform the public of this health threat. A threat that cost of the life of Robert Skidmore.”

Skidmore was a great-grandfather with three sons, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He died from Legionnaires’ disease in December 2015.

Lyon’s was also charged for allegedly obstructing university researchers who are studying if the surge in cases was linked to the Flint River.

Lyon admitted he was aware of the Legionnaires’ outbreak for months but wanted to wait until investigators in the state Health and Human Services Department had finished their own probe.

Lyon, if convicted, could face up to 15 years in prison for the manslaughter and up to 5 years for the misconduct charge.

Four others were charged with involuntary manslaughter: former Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Early; former City of Flint Water Department Manager Howard Croft; Michigan Department of Environment Quality’s Drinking Water Chief Laine Shekter-Smith; and Water Supervisor Steven Busch – all for failure to act in the Flint water crisis.

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/flint-charges-indicted-manslaughter/

Italians Take to the Streets to Protest New Mandatory Vaccination Law – CENSORED from US corporate media

From Pam Vernon:

Brian Shilhavy
Health Impact News Editor

Readers from Italy have been contacting Health Impact News this past week, asking us to cover the massive demonstrations happening throughout Italy to protest a new mandatory vaccine law. This news has been censored from the U.S. corporate media.

Francesca Alesse, who worked with the VAXXED film team to get the film shown in Italy last year, writes:

In an unprecedented way, the decree-law proposed by the Minister of Health has been signed by the sitting Italian president Sergio Mattarella. Only four vaccines were mandatory in Italy, now that number triples to 12.

No other decree-law has moved so fast in the Italian legislative system, the reasons of such hurry are incomprehensible considering that the Istituto Superiore Di Sanità (the local version of the CDC) has declared that contrary to what stated in the decree itself there is no objective urgency. There are no epidemics, the number of cases of measles or meningitis in the current year have been substantially lower than the previous year.

Thousands of parents have protested the new law this past June 3rd,  protests and marches have taken place in 21 Italian cities spread across the nation. A national protest is scheduled for this Sunday June 11th.

The translated full text of the decree-law is found here.

READ MORE, VIDEO ALSO OF THE PROTEST! AWESOME …WE NEED TO FOLLOW SUIT

http://vaccineimpact.com/2017/italians-take-to-the-streets-to-prote…

URGENT EMERGENCY FOR KIWI HEALTH! PLEASE SHARE!

From Vinny:

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is pushing 2 major rafts of legislation, “Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill” which would be better termed “The Mass fluoridation of public water by stealth bill.”
Plus, “The Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill” which is basically “The ban natural vitamins and give big pharma a monopoly bill”.

Coleman’s having a public meeting at The Marine Center in Browns Bay, 7pm Wednesday The 14th Of June to discuss public health.
We need HUGE amounts of people to turn up!
Many health freedom advocates and people with vaccine injured children are already planning to attend so they can tell their stories and speak out against the dangers of vaccines.
Let’s hope as many people as possible who are opposed to Fluoride come along as well!

The Marine center On Google Maps: https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/Browns+Bay+Marine+Centre/@-36.7…!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x6d0d3a5c279e922f:0xbc6bb1c81ef1a3a2!2sBeachfront+Ln,+Browns+Bay,+Auckland+0630!3b1!8m2!3d-36.7146804!4d174.7489504!3m4!1s0x0:0x6822ea6b9df9fb91!8m2!3d-36.7133585!4d174.7492768

Thanks to Rose for the alert

http://thecontrail.com/forum/topics/urgent-emergency-for-kiwi-health-please-share?xg_source=activity

Cannabis “Superior To Modern Drugs” For Inflammatory Bowel Condition (Crohn’s Disease)

Posted by Date: June 09, 2017

Cannabis Superior To Drugs For Inflammatory Bowel Condition (Crohn's Disease) | medical-marijuana | Natural Medicine

When drugs fail, and surgery is the only remaining option on the horizon, smoking cannabis may provide an effective and safe natural alternative for the debilitating inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn’s disease. 

Crohn’s disease is a debilitating inflammatory bowel disease that chronically affects the lining of the digestive tract and is usually resistant to conventional drug-based treatment. Even with treatment the condition generally progresses to the point where surgery is required in 70% of sufferers. Surgery, however, does not usually provide a cure, with 30% undergoing surgery seeing a recurrence of symptoms within three years, and 60% within 10 years.1

Given the poor prognosis of those diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, some with the condition have been known to experiment with natural alternatives. At GreenMedInfo.com we have gathered preliminary research on natural interventions for the condition, with probiotics, boswellia and curcumin (a turmeric polyphenol) top on the list. We have also spent a good deal of time reporting on research indicating that wheat is an inflammatory food to the digestive tract and therefore should likely be avoided by anyone with an inflammatory bowel condition.

One potential remedy for Crohn’s disease that we have not yet reported on is cannabis. Animal research already indicates that it can ameliorate colitis, an inflammatory condition of the colon. There is also an established role of cannabis within gastroenterology for the following conditions: “anorexia, emesis, abdominal pain, gastroenteritis, diarrhea, intestinal inflammation, and diabetic gastroparesis.”2 Additionally, a retrospective observational study from 2011 found that 21 of the 30 patients who imbibed inhaled cannabis saw significant improvement, with patients requiring steroid treatment reduced from 26 to 4. [view the full PDF here]

These preliminary results set the groundwork for a new study investigating cannabis in Crohn’s patients published this month in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology and titled, “Cannabis Induces a Clinical Response in Patients With Crohn’s Disea….” [view the full PDF here]

In the new study — the first randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded study of its kind on the topic — researchers studied 21 patients (mean age 40) with Crohn’s disease who did not respond to drug therapy (steroids, immunomodulators, or anti–tumor necrosis factor-α agents). Patients were randomly assigned to be given cannabis, twice daily, in the form of cigarettes containing 115 mg of (THC) or placebo containing cannabis flowers from which the THC had been extracted.

The study participants were assessed during 8 weeks of treatment and 2 weeks thereafter and saw the following remarkable results:

Complete remission (CDAI score, <150) was achieved by 5 of 11 subjects in the cannabis group (45%) and 1 of 10 in the placebo group (10%; P = .43). A clinical response (decrease in CDAI score of >100) was observed in 10 of 11 subjects in the cannabis group (90%; from 330 ± 105 to 152 ± 109) and 4 of 10 in the placebo group (40%; from 373 ± 94 to 306 ± 143; P = .028). Three patients in the cannabis group were weaned from steroid dependency. Subjects receiving cannabis reported improved appetite and sleep, with no significant side effects. [emphasis added]

The authors concluded cannabis was a clinically effective intervention in 10 of 11 patients:

“Although the primary end point of the study (induction of remission) was not achieved, a short course (8 weeks) of THC-rich cannabis produced significant clinical, steroid-free benefits to 10 of 11 patients with active Crohn’s disease, compared with placebo, without side effects. Further studies, with larger patient groups and a nonsmoking mode of intake, are warranted.” [emphasis added]

How Does Cannabis Work?

The primary mechanisms through which cannabis exhibits healing properties in Crohn’s disease are its immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties:

“Cannabinoids have a profound anti-inflammatory effect, mainly through the CB2 receptor 2]. Cell-mediated immunity was found to be impaired in] chronic marijuana users [6]. A potent anti-inflammatory effect of cannabis was observed in rodents [7]. Studying the functional roles of the endocannabinoid system in immune modulation reveals that it is involved in almost all major immune events. Cannabinoids shift the balance of proinflammatory cytokines and anti-inflammatory cytokines (towards the T helper cell type 2 profiles (Th2 phenotype and suppress cell-mediated immunity, whereas humoral immunity may be enhanced [8]. Therefore, cannabinoids may be used to treat various inflammatory conditions ,including rheumatoid arthritis.” [Source]

For more information on the myriad therapeutic properties of cannabis visit our cannabis research database.

References

http://www.ccfa.org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/what-is-crohns-dise…

2 Naftali, T., Bar Lev, L., Yablekovitch, D. et al. Treatment of Crohn’s disease with cannabis: an observational study. Isr Med Assoc J. 2011; 13: 455–458

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