Is Eating Only Organic Foods Enough?
Can we keep ourselves safe from glyphosate by eating only organic foods, I’m afraid not. Well this will greatly reduce our exposure to this chemical it will not, unfortunately, provide us with %100 protection. This is because an estimated 65% of all rainfall over the globe contains traces of glyphosate.1 So, what can we do to protect ourselves and our precious tight junctions from the devastating effects of the 300 million pounds of glyphosate that get poured on our soil each year?
How to Protect The Integrity of Our Tight Junctions
To answer this question, we have to look at the communication between redox molecules, the mitochondria and our friendly bacteria. We need many stable redox molecules to improve health. But it is very difficult for us to produce more of these stable redox molecules endogenously (our bodies own self production). So, how can we provide them exogenously (outside the body), in supplement form?
A Brilliant Triple Board Certified Physician
Dr. Zach Bush,2 is one of the few triple-board certified physicians in the country. Triple board certified means he has completed certification in 3 fields of interest. In his case these include internal medicine, endocrinology, and metabolism. He was already aware that carbon redox molecules were present in healthy soil and he needed an ecosystem of carbon redox molecules that was huge. But unfortunately, our topsoil has tragically degraded over the years.3 In yester year, when soil was healthy, the topsoil was 8 feet deep. Now it is mineral deficient, saturated with pesticides and herbicides, and only 12 inches in depth. He knew this denatured soil could not provide the kind of carbon redox molecules needed to change the ecosystem of the gut.
Ancient Lignite Soil, Rich in Carbon Redox Molecules
After searching far and wide for a good source, he went to the desert where ancient fossil soil called lignites, estimated to be 50 million years old, existed in abundance. Not only is this lignite soil rich in minerals: it is rich in carbon redox molecules. Through a special water extraction process and the addition of other minerals, and amino acids passed on from a brilliant colleague in New Mexico, he was able to “wake up” the carbon redox potential of this rich soil mix, and created the liquid product called Restore. These carbon redox molecules communicate with the 30,000 potential species of microflora in a healthy gut. And in a sterile gut (with very few friendly species) these carbon redox molecules have the potential to mix with bacteria that is present in our every day environment. In fact, most of the ecosystem (multitude of friendly bacteria) that we depend on every day does not come from probiotics or fermented sauerkraut. It comes from walking out into your garden and turning over some soil and planting your seeds; all the airborne bacteria are there and you breathe them in. Restore, is NOT a probiotic. It is a communication network of carbon redox molecules that form the front line of defense for our gut.
Scientific Evidence that Lignite Extract (Restore) Works
Restore has been shown to close tight junctions and changes their integrity. In 6 days, tight junctions in the small and large intestines become stronger. A very recent study4 published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics demonstrated that lignite extract (found in restore) had the capacity to block glyphosate-mediated injury in small intestinal and colon epithelial membranes, even when glyphosate levels were 50 times higher than what is allowable in foods like corn and soy. While also showing the direct effects of lignite extract include a rapid increase in tight junction expression, indicating a strengthening of intestinal barrier function.
But, What Does This Mean For Us? What Does This Mean For Whats Going On Inside Our Bodies?
Because your tight junctions are closed (tight), you can absorb water and nutrients much faster, there are better tissue integrity, and tissues, glands and organs throughout the body get rehydrated because of the closing of the tight junctions. When you take Restore, the difference is in the hydration state. Also, closed tight junctions stop the over-production of zonulin, a protein that modulates their permeability. But the best news is that Restore can protect our gut from the toxicity of glyphosate and gluten.5 Taken 30 minutes before a meal, tight junctions will NOT open if these damaging substances are ingested. It not only protects against damage from glyphosate, but also has shown the potential to repair the gut wall after damage has occurred.
Supplement Of the Week
Restore (Lignite Extract)
Ingredients (1 teaspoon)
- 150 mg – Aqueous Humic Substances (Terrahydrite)
- Less than 1% mineral amino acid complexes
- Other Ingredients
- Purified water
Instructions (Suggested Use)
- Consume 1 teaspoon (5ml) up to 3 times a day
- Ideally 30 minutes before a meal
- However, start very slowly (1 teaspoon per day)
- This is mainly if you have a toxic or inflamed gut