Dr. Seneff: Exactly. It won’t work if it’s not activated. On the other hand, the CYP enzymes break down retinoic acid in the liver. Retinoic acid is something that can cause troubles, both in terms of introducing this new condition called eosinophilic esophagitis, which is like an inflamed esophagus, and people have trouble swallowing. It’s a new disease, first identified in the 1990s. I think it’s a direct consequence of glyphosate and excess retinoic acid plays a role in that.
It also plays a role in infertility and in birth defects, and celiac people have an increased risk of infertility and of producing offspring with birth defects, which I think is again due to the fact that there is too much retinoic acid because it can’t be broken down by the CYP enzymes in the liver.
Dr. Osborne: Basically you end up with vitamin A toxicity.
Dr. Seneff: Right. Vitamin A toxicity and vitamin D deficiency, and then you have the bile acids, which there are several CYP enzymes involved in producing the bile acids in the liver, which are then sent by the bile duct into the gut, to deal with digesting fats. I think a lot of people are going to have trouble digesting fats because they’re not producing the bile acids because of the CYP enzyme problem in the liver. That’s also associated with celiac disease.
Dr. Osborne: Just one more fact. I’m going to just repeat that and make sure I hear you correctly. The abnormal function of these liver enzymes responsible for detoxification as well as metabolism, as well as production of bile, are hindered and so what you just said was that bile inhibition leads to fat absorption problems, and so our fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin A and D and E and K, as well as omega-3 fatty acids and other fats, are now at risk for becoming deficient.
Dr. Seneff: That’s right, and of course messing up the digestive system because the fats don’t get digested.
Dr. Osborne: Right. Now you have a higher acidic fatty acid component in the gut, and that’s now an increased risk for certain types of cancers.
Dr. Seneff: Right.
Dr. Osborne: We’re just talking about one chemical, here, and so far we’ve got glyphosate damaging bacteria, we have glyphosate creating detoxification problems in the liver, creating absorption problems with nutrients. What else do you see in your research? Actually, let me back up. We have it interfering and interrupting tyrosine and tryptophan metabolism, leading to potentially psychiatric disorders and thyroid problems.
One of the things you went into pretty good detail with your paper was the vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and I know we’ve talked about vitamin D and we talked about vitamin A toxicity, but let’s talk about iron and selenium and some of the other things.
Dr. Seneff: Right. Totally. There are a whole bunch of these minerals, especially the rare minerals like cobalt and molybdenum. These are really critically needed for certain enzymes that do really important things in the body, and you have iron and zinc. All of these minerals are going to be deficient in the food that’s been exposed to glyphosate, as well as in the soil, even, and in the body as well. You’re going to have trouble absorbing them.
Glyphosate chelates these minerals. It forms a cage around them, such that the bacteria can’t get at them even, so the gut bacteria become deficient, and then they die because they can’t get these critical nutrients. Because glyphosate is caged.
Also, the bacteria that are killed are ones that break down phytates, and phytates also bind to these minerals. Because the bacteria are killed that would break it down, the phytates become more abundant and those also chelate these minerals. These things are both working against you that you’re going to have deficiencies in iron and zinc and molybdenum and cobalt and all these things, each of which has a huge number of consequences in terms of your health.
Dr. Osborne: Cobalt, as an example, in my 13 years of practice, I see more vitamin B12 deficiency than any other nutrient loss. That’s cobalt is vitamin B12 forming.
Dr. Seneff: Essential for B12 function, yes.
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