Monthly Archives: August 2013

Magnesium deficiency plays role in kidney stones.

Several nutrient deficiencies can lead to problems with kidney stones and gall stones. Vitamin B-6 helps reduce the production and excretion of oxalates. These compounds combine with calcium to form some types of kidney stones. Therefore, it is wise to make sure you have an adequate intake of B-6.


Vitamin K can aid in the production of urinary protein involved in kidney function that inhibits the formation of these types of kidney stones. Magnesium works in a similar fashion. Magnesium increases solubility of calcium oxalate and inhibits high levels of calcium phosphate and calcium oxalate culprits in stone formation. So, please have your magnesium levels checked and know that a co-factor in magnesium absorption is calcium so they should be taken together in at least a 1:1 ratio.  A 1997 study in the Jnl of Urology reported a double-blind study of 64 patients with calcium oxalate kidney stones and found that only 12.9 percent formed kidney stones with the magnesium supplement, but 63.6 percent using the placebo formed stones.*

*Kidney Stones. In the Vitamin Update.


NOTE: A good magnesium/calcium 1:1 supplement:  (look under bone health)


MIT shows study linking Roundup to Autism

gmoGlyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is the most popular herbicide used worldwide. Monsanto asserts it is not toxic to humans, but here a new study proves otherwise.

     Residue of Roundup are found in the main foods of the Western diet, composed primarily of sugar, corn, soy and wheat. Glyphosate inhibit necessary key enzymes in our bodies which create a toxic effect on beneficial insects, animals and people. These enzymes play crucial roles in biology, one of which is to detoxify xenobiotics, a chemical which is found in an organism but is not normally produced or expected to be present.

     Stephanie Seneff , a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory who uncovered the results of this study, explains the documented effects of glyphosate and its ability to induce disease. And it also shows that glyphosate is the “textbook example” of the disruption of homeostasis (the imbalance of cell regulation which can lead to the cause of many diseases) by environmental toxin such as found with Roundup.

     This new study shows that Roundup enhances the damaging effects of other food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins. Far-reaching health implications of this toxic chemical significantly impact the body due to its use in farming and other areas where food may grow. And what this new study has uncovered is the effects of Roundup are insidiously manifesting slowly over time as inflammation damages many different cellular systems throughout the body.

     Consequences with most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease all stem from even the smallest trace amounts of Roundup that is found in theses foods we eat. And the FDA allows trace amounts of glyphosate in the foods that we buy and eat.

     Monsanto has argued that glyphosate is harmless to humans because we don’t have the shikimate pathway, which is necessary for amino acid biosynthesis. However, our gut bacteria do have this pathway. We depend upon them to supply us with essential amino acids (among many other things like Tryptophan, serotonin, melatonin, Tyrosine, dopamine, adrenaline and melanin. When these amino acids are out of balance, as have been found when amounts of Roundup are discovered in the blood of Autistic children, a direct correlation begins unfolding.

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