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The Better Behavior Show with Dr. Nicole Beurkens

Oct 2, 2019

My guest this week is Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a Senior Research Scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She has a BS degree from MIT in biology and a Ph.D. from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science. Her recent interests have focused on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health and disease, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, Roundup, and the mineral, sulfur. She has authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal papers over the past few years on these topics.

In this episode, Dr. Seneff and I discuss the prevalent use of glyphosate in the United States and how it can affect our family’s health and behavior. Studies show numerous links to this toxic herbicide in relation to neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders such as autism, ADHD, and ADD. Annually, exposure to glyphosate continues to rise with the incessant use of Roundup in crops across the nation. To learn more about this epidemic, how you can protect your family and more about Dr. Stephanie Seneff, click here


Episode Timestamps

Episode Intro … 00:00:30

What Is Glyphosate? … 00:07:45

Glyphosate Toxic Buildup In Our Food … 00:19:40

Gluten and Dairy Glyphosate Exposure… 00:22:00

Link To Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Disorders .. 00:24:13

Genetic and Environmental Susceptibility ... 00:29:40

Reducing Exposure to Glyphosate ... 00:31:30

Episode Wrap Up … 00:37:16


Episode Highlights

What Is Glyphosate?

  • A non-coding synthetic amino acid that does not exist in nature 
  • It is a threatening toxin to the body because it causes the body to confuse it for glycine causing disruption 
  • It is commonly used as the main chemical ingredient to kill weeds in the herbicide Roundup


Link To Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Disorders

  • Neurotransmitters such as serotonin and melatonin needed to regulate our mood, anxiety, and arousal levels are directly impacted by glyphosate exposure


Reducing Exposure to Glyphosate 

  • The more whole food and organic choices we can make the better
  • Detoxing from glyphosate can be difficult but the following types of foods and minerals can help
    • Cruciferous vegetables
    • Fermented foods
    • Bentonite clay
    • Fulvic and humic acids

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