Tweaking the gut bacteria of malnourished kids could help them grow


Jul 2, 2020
Amazing.... we should openly continue to research alternatives to what is considered settled science

Gut bacteria maybe more important than absolute calorie food in take ..... quote from article starts below

Remarkably, the standard RUSF treatment contains about 20% more calories than the new supplement, and yet,

"this intervention with a lower calorie density can actually improve weight gain in these kids to a greater extent than something with a higher calorie density,"

said Ruairi Robertson, a postdoctoral research fellow who studies the gut microbiome at Queen Mary University of London but was not involved in the study.

This result turns the usual thinking around nutrition and calorie intake on its head and highlights the importance of gut bugs

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It has been shown that GMO toxins such as glyphosate kill human gut bacteria (and good agricultural soil bacteria so reducing crop yields and allowing crop infections to spread).

No long term studies have been done by the FDA or GMO industry to show GMO toxins or DNA inserted into plants have no adverse effects on humans. Independent studies have shown adverse effects including large tumors from long term exposure to Glyphosate. See livescience link post at the end for further info

Glyphosate which is now our food and water supply was also patented as a human and animal antibiotic but never used - it is claimed because of the damage it was shown to do to good gut bacteria while not effecting bad gut bacteria which then spread more

The info below is from publicly available info linked at the end. Note the link contains further links to information related to legal action related to glyphosate

In 2016, The University of California San Francisco found traces of glyphosate in 93% of-of all urine samples taken from the humans in the US.

Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto, makers of Roundup claiming that long-term use of the chemical caused their rare form of cancer, deadly non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Now there is credible scientific evidence to suspect that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup may also be linked to the epidemic of autism in the United States.

Glyphosate is a Patented Antibiotic

In addition to its classification as an herbicide, glyphosate was patented by Monsanto as an antibiotic in 2010. The growth of good gut bacteria can be negatively affected by glyphosate according to independent studies. Killing beneficial gut bacteria has been suspected of causing immune system damage. Malnutrition, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome are all common symptoms of gut bacteria abnormalities.

Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology suspects that gut bacteria problems could be linked to the explosion of autism in children.

Dr. Seneff claims that there may be a connection between Roundup Ready and the increasing instances and the severity of autism, allergies, cancer, Parkinson's disease, infertility, multiple sclerosis and many other diseases. The rationale for suspecting such a linkage is Monsanto's claim that glyphosate is harmless to animals. The logic is that the mechanism that Roundup uses, the "shikimate pathway" is present only in plants and not animals. This does not take into consideration "gut bacteria" is ten times more prevalent than the cells in the human body and every bacteria has the shikimate pathway and will respond to glyphosate. Statistically speaking, Dr. Seneff cites the geometric rise in the instances of Autism from 1 in 10,000 children thirty years ago, to 1 child in 88 today, and points out that such a spike cannot be attributable to genetics and only to changes in environmental factors. The most obvious change in the environment is the increase in the tonnage of glyphosate that is sprayed on America's food supply including wheat and other grains, not only corn and soybeans. The legal amount of glyphosate that can be sprayed on the crops that our livestock eat is hundreds of times more potent and bioaccumulates in the flesh of chickens, pigs, and cows that we eat and the milk that our children drink. If nothing else, Americans are being doused with an extremely dangerous dosage of antibiotics from the glyphosate in Roundup.

Dr. Seneff's thirty years of autism research found that those suffering from autism also suffer from gut bacteria issues such as imbalances, inflammation, leaky gut, and food allergies that could not be caused by or are a symptom of Autism alone. A change in an environmental agent would have to be necessary.

See link below

First Web Link for extensive information

Quote from link above

Glyphosate is a Monsanto-Patented Antibiotic and could be the cause of multiple health problems

Glyphosate, the world's most heavily used herbicide, was sprayed on US crops in 2015, ten times the amount of 20 years ago and the amount continues to increase exponentially. While sprayed on the leaves of plants, glyphosate finds its way into the soil and up through and into the plant, fruits, grains, and vegetables that we eat and in 2016 was in 93% of-of all urine samples taken from the humans in the US.

Second Web Link

Third Web Link

See link to documentary showing lab rats exposed to Roundup growing tumors and negative effects on plant root growth both linked to glyphosate


Fourth web link - previous livescience post on benefits of good gut bacteria including reducing obesity

it's estimated that the human gut contains 100 trillion bacteria, or 10 times as many bacteria as cells in the human body.

These bacteria, or gut flora, influence health in many ways, from helping to extract energy from food to building the body's immune system, to protecting against infection with harmful, disease-causing bacteria.

Researchers are only just beginning to understand how differences in the composition of gut bacteria may influence human health. From what we know so far, here are five ways gut flora affect wellness: see 4th link above
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