As part of 2019 effort to conduct more lab science in the public interest, we are announcing glyphosate testing for water filters. The experiment, carried out at CWC Labs, will pour diluted glyphosate (2ppm glyphosate in water) through popular water filters, then test the resulting “filtered” water to see how much glyphosate is removed.
The water filters being tested include:
I’ve posted the full video announcing this experiment at this Brighteon video link. (Or see the full video below.) Full results of the experiment will be posted exclusively at Glyphosate.news in the coming days. Natural News will link to the Glyphosate.news results and announce them in the Natural News email newsletter.
Why we use a triple-quad mass spec instrument to test for glyphosate
The instrument we use to measure glyphosate concentrations is a triple quad mass spec (LC-MS-MS), capable of detecting glyphosate well below 1 ppb. This instrument is shown in the video below.
As I explain in the video, I doubt whether any of these popular water filters will show much effectiveness at removing glyphosate. Many water filters claim to remove “99% of pesticides” and other chemicals, and while that may be true with specific, individual pesticides, it seems incredibly unlikely that any filter would remove anywhere close to 99% of glyphosate.
Here’s why: Glyphosate is water soluble and does not easily interact with the chemistry of water filter media. Where lead and mercury, for example, are easily captured by activated carbon, glyphosate moves right through activated carbon. In addition, glyphosate is highly polar, meaning the glyphosate molecule has strongly opposite charges on the two ends of its molecule. As explained in this Perkin Elmer document quoted below, most labs have traditionally used something called “post-column derivatization” in their methods to detect glyphosate, involving the use of extremely toxic chemicals:
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Glyphosate is a very polar compound with high solubility in water and low solubility in most organic solvents. These properties mean that these compounds do not retain well on conventional C18 LC columns and non-polar GC columns. Therefore, the derivatization with fluorenylmethyloxycarbonyl chloride (FMOC-Cl) is a common procedure to improve extraction and separation of glyphosate and other related compounds with LC and GC based methods. These methods based on derivatization are labor-intensive, time consuming and less reproducible.
At CWC Labs, we have fine-tuned a method requiring no derivatization, meaning we can inject glyphosate in water directly into the mass spec system. It took me over two years to nail down a mass spec method that accurately and consistently quantitates glyphosate concentrations in water and food samples without using derivatization. Interestingly, most of the lab science papers written about glyphosate describe methods that do not work or lack important details to make them work. Glyphosate quantitation is extremely pH sensitive and requires custom-made chromatography columns that cannot be purchased off-the-shelf. Many science papers claim that off-the-shelf columns work, but in practice they actually don’t. (Trust me, I’ve followed all the papers and tried all the columns. They produce horrific chromatography that’s practically unusable…)
This helps explain why glyphosate testing is so new to the food industry. Until now, almost nobody has been able to pull it off. I am only aware of two other labs in North America that are currently testing glyphosate using mass spec methods, and since I haven’t seen what method they’re using, I can’t speak to the reproducibility and accuracy of their methods.
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Here’s the video describing this testing. It features some really cool footage of the triple quad mass spec instrument we use for glyphosate testing:
Mirrored on YouTube, until YouTube bans it because YouTube is the enemy of real science:
The results we find will be released to the public for free. To help support our ongoing science experiments carried out in the public interest, shop at HealthRangerStore.com where we are rolling out glyphosate testing for all our branded products. Look for the “Glyphosate Tested” logo on products sold at the Health Ranger Store to know which ones have undergone comprehensive glyphosate testing. Here are some of the certifications we carry at the Health Ranger Store:
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Does junk food make you sad? While the current state of the American
food industry is more than enough to make anyone feel depressed, new
research from Loma Linda University
demonstrates a link between junk-laden diets and psychological
distress. Based on their findings, it appears that what you eat can and
does affect your mental health — and that the prepackaged garbage
peddled as “food” can have a seriously deleterious effect on your
Even after adjusting for other external factors, the scientists found
this relationship held steady: The more junk food a person ate, the
more distress they reported feeling. When you consider the physiological
effects junk food has on the body, it is no wonder that people report
feeling like they are more distressed: They are in distress, they just don’t know it’s because of what the “food” they’re eating is doing to them on the inside.
Estimates suggest that the average American gets 60 percent of their daily calories
from processed or junk food. Junk food consumption is a widespread
problem here in the United States. Now, there are questions about
whether or not junk food is a driving force in the plague of insanity
(and stupidity) striking the U.S.
Scientists link junk food to poor mental health
Published in the journal International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
in early 2019, a study from Loma Linda University scientists finds a
link between poor diet and poor mental health. Even after adjusting for
external factors such as gender, age, education and income level, the
association between junk food intake and mental illness remained.
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Study leader Jim E. Banta, Ph.D., MPH, an associate professor at
the school, says that their conclusions support the findings of previous
research. To conduct their study, Banta and his team looked at data
from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). The scientists used
240,000 phone surveys conducted by CHIS between 2005 and 2015, and
included data on socio-demographics, health status and health behaviors.
“This and other studies like it could have big implications for treatments in behavorial medicine,” Banta said of the findings.
“Perhaps the time has come for us to take a closer look at the role
of diet in mental health, because it could be that healthy diet choices
contribute to mental health. More research is needed before we can
answer definitively, but the evidence seems to be pointing in that
direction,” he added.
The fact that scientists in the 21st century are only now just beginning to even consider
the possibility of a relationship between nutrition and mental health
is truly disturbing. Natural health practitioners have long been aware
of the importance of good nutrition for total well-being, including
Is poor nutrition turning America insane?
Vitamin D deficiency is a well-known cause of depression. B vitamins, iron, selenium and magnesium also support good mental health
and deficiencies in these nutrients can also cause depression and
anxiety. There is a growing body of research which strongly supports poor nutrition as a causative factor not only in depression, but in other mental illnesses — including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD and more.
For example, Dr. Banta notes that some research has linked high sugar
consumption to bipolar disorder, while fried foods and processed grains
are linked to depression. There is no ignoring the link between diet
and disease — whether it is of the body or of the mind makes no
Nearly 60 percent of the American population’s diet comes from disease-causing food, and it is hard not to wonder if obesity, heart disease and death aren’t the only problems being caused by junk food diets.
Are the increasingly insane leftists just running around in a nutrient-deprived, sugar-spiked frenzy? Whether you’re talking about the inanity of “social justice” score-keeping or the rapid acceptance of censorship to silence conservatives, it’s clear that the far left is missing a few bolts upstairs. A diet of GMOs, pesticides and toxic food additives will do that to you, though.
The physical health and mental well-being of a person depend a lot on
nutrition and the food that he eats. Diet also influences the risk of
developing chronic diseases. While the relationship between physical
health and diet is well-understood, little is known about how diet and
its quality influence the development of mental disorders. In a recent
study, researchers from the University of Regensburg in Germany investigated the behavioral effects of a Western diet on pattern separation
– the process of keeping items distinct in memory. They discovered that
a diet consisting of increased amounts of sugar and saturated fatty
acids, reduced levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids, and an increased
ratio of omega-6/omega-3 fatty acids (Western diet) harms memory. The
results of their study were published in the journal Food Science and Human Wellness.
The Western diet impairs pattern separation
In this study, researchers investigated the utility of spatial
separation – a behavioral process associated with the hippocampus – in
the assessment of dietary interventions and the behavioral effects of the transgenerational administration of a Western diet
on pattern separation. Pattern separation is the process of keeping
items distinct in memory and is mediated by the hippocampus. Previous
studies have suggested that there is a relationship between hippocampal
function and diet quality in both humans and animals.
To examine the association between them, the researchers used rats,
feeding over seven generations a diet containing increased amounts of
sugar and saturated fatty acids, reduced levels of polyunsaturated fatty
acids, and an increased ratio of omega-6/omega-3 fatty acids. This diet
composition is characteristic of a diet known as the Western diet. The researchers administered it transgenerationally because previous studies have shown that interventional diets need to be implemented over several generations to induce behavioral effects.
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They compared the spatial pattern separation (or local
discrimination) performance of these animals with that of rats fed a
standard diet. For the test, they presented the rats two locations and
allowed them to learn across trials to respond to the correct location.
During spatial discrimination training, they designated a location as
the correct one and rewarded the rats if they touched the correct
location. They reversed the correct and incorrect locations every time
the rats successfully got the correct ones nine times out of 10 trials.
The researchers found a separation-dependent difference between the
standard and Western diet groups in the number of discriminations
performed in the pattern separation task. The rats fed with a Western
diet performed fewer discriminations. Rats with lesions in the dorsal
hippocampus showed impaired pattern separation when the locations were
close together but not when they were far apart. The researchers
associated this impairment with hippocampal dysfunctioning. Their
results align with previous studies which demonstrated that consumption
of a Western diet impaired cognitive functions, damaged brain regions,
and contributed to the occurrence of neurodegenerative diseases. Their
results confirmed that pattern separation could be negatively
affected by transgenerational administration of a Western diet.
There is some truth behind the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor
away.” Apples are superfoods, and they are good sources of antioxidants
that protect cells from oxidative damage and boost the immune system.
They also contain dietary fiber, which is good for digestion and the
maintenance of gut microbiota. But there is more to apples than just
being healthy, antioxidant fruits. In a recent study published in the
journal Nutrition Research, researchers from Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea showed the beneficial effect of apple extracts on the proliferation of adult stem cells. They also identified the possible molecular mechanisms underlying apple’s pro-proliferative effects.
Apple ethanol extracts can enhance the proliferation of stem cells useful for tissue regeneration
Tissue regeneration using adult stem cells (ASCs) has significant potential in the treatment of many degenerative diseases. It also provides a promising means of repairing chronic tissue or organ failure
due to injuries, congenital defects, and aging. Stem cells are
essential in regenerative medicine because they can be used directly in
cell replacement therapies. However, studies on their application in
clinical settings suggest that age negatively affects the proliferation
status and differentiation potential of ASCs. This presents a possible
limitation in their therapeutic use.
In the hopes of addressing this limitation, researchers turned their attention to the pro-proliferative activity of apples. Apples
are rich sources of valuable phytochemicals that are known to be
beneficial to human health. They possess anti-inflammatory, antioxidant,
and even anticancer activities. These antioxidants can help maintain
human cells and protect them from harmful oxidation products. In
addition, apples contain metabolites that could ensure longevity and increase the number of human cells in culture. (Related: Apples could hold key for increasing lifespan.)
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Because of this, researchers hypothesized that apple extracts
might exert beneficial effects on ASCs. They obtained apple extracts
as the extraction solvent and tested these on human adipose
tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) and human cord
blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (CB-MSCs). They also
used 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide and
Click-iT 5-ethynyl-2?-deoxyuridine flow cytometry assays to evaluate the
pro-proliferative effects of the extracts.
The researchers also reported that apple extracts significantly
induced the production of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and
interleukin-6 (IL-6) in both ADSCs and CB-MSCs. VEGF is a potent angiogenic factor,
which means it promotes the formation of blood vessels. VEGF also plays
a role in other physiological functions, such as hematopoiesis, wound
healing, and development. IL-6 is a promoter of proliferation.
The researchers further confirmed that the apple extract-induced
proliferation of ADSCs under serum-free conditions is mediated by
ERK-dependent cytokine production because when they pre-treated cells
with PD98059, a specific ERK inhibitor, it inhibited the phosphorylation
of the mTOR/p70S6K/S6RP/eIF4B/eIF4E pathway.