The link between glyphosate exposure and autism

The damning evidence against glyphosate continues to pile up, coming closer and closer to achieving a critical mass that might finally see the end of the toxic chemical. In an article on Green Med Info, exposure to the active ingredient of the Roundup herbicide was linked to gut dysbiosis in the digestive system of children with autism.

At the AutismOne conference in May 2018, pediatrician and gastroenterologist Dr. Arthur Krigsman depicted the pathology of a gut of a person with autism. The presentation resembled the predicted effects of glyphosate on the human gut.

This runs contrary to the presumption of the U.S. government. Glyphosate is “officially” considered nontoxic for humans. Therefore, food does not need to be tested for the chemical despite its widespread use on both Roundup Ready crops and other food crops.

However, independent researchers like Krigsman are building up research that shows glyphosate is far from harmless. It might even be the root cause for the rise of autism cases in the U.S. (Related: Monsanto hit with $290 million cancer liability ruling in Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide trial.)

Paralysis of gut muscles of kids with autism resembles glyphosate poisoning symptom

Krigsman’s research showed that 50 to 80 percent of autistic children have problems in their gut. They also suffer from an exclusive type of enterocolitis that seems to be a mix of constipation and diarrhea.

In this unique disorder, the muscles of the intestines are apparently paralyzed and cannot push the feces out. The stools thus fester inside the gut until enough water arrives to force them out.

During this time, large numbers of bacteria grow on the stagnant feces. They cause Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), a condition linked to autism.

It so happens that glyphosate is also theorized to paralyze the gut. This is drawn from a 2014 study by H. Nakae of Akita University, who treated a woman who suffered gut paralysis after attempting to kill herself by drinking glyphosate.

The smooth muscle cells of the gut are triggered by a protein called myosin. One of the amino acids that comprise it is called glycine.

Glyphosate is also an amino acid. It is similar enough to glycine that it could be mistakenly absorbed by the gut. If glyphosate is added to the myosin protein instead of glycine, myosin will lose its ability to trigger contractions in the intestinal muscle. The intestines would be paralyzed, much like in the gut disorder described by Krigsman.

Strong links between glyphosate and autism are emerging

Furthermore, myosin is also used by the gallbladder for contraction when it needs to release bile acids. Feces with low levels of bile acids have a very pale color.

Krigsman showed photos of stools from autistic children. The stools were also pale because of bile acid deficiency, he reported.

Glyphosate has been shown to disrupt the production of bile acids in the liver by replacing glycine in a different enzyme. It could be that the chemical is also doing the same in the gallbladder.

In addition to the lack of bile acids, the stools of children with autism often have large numbers of undigested food particles. This improperly digested food can cause inflammation in the gut that eventually spreads to the brain.

This is another trait shared with glyphosate. The chemical affects digestive enzymes like lipase, pepsin, and trypsin. It also breaks down the gut epithelial wall and the gut barrier, resulting in serious inflammation.

Glyphosate is clearly much more dangerous to humans than the government wishes to admit. Its connection to autism is merely the poisonous cherry atop the cake of toxic chemicals.

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