The hypothesis that the epidemic levels of autism (and other diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease) currently seen in the Western world are caused by a severe deficiency in sulfate supplies to the brain is completely presented here and it is compelling. Worse, the impact has been a six fold leap in a family of brain diseases that is devastating and is certainly an epidemic.
Calling this to account has been assiduously avoided to date. This is far worse than AIDs in terms of direct impact and as damaging but mostly in the long term.
What it does mean is that all of us have low level toxicity that is not beneficial or even been addressed or tested for.
Sulfate, Sleep and Sunlight: The Disruptive and Destructive Effects of Heavy Metals and Glyphosate
[ this provides the explanation for the pathological existence of development gaps on the surface of the brain in a victim of autism. - arclein ]
Enter the Pineal Gland
- With sunlight exposure serving as a catalyst, the pineal gland builds up supplies of sulfate by day, storing it in heparan sulfate molecules.
- The pineal gland produces melatonin in the evening, transporting it as melatonin sulfate to various parts of the brain, including the third ventricle, where the melatonin releases the sulfate into the CSF.
[ we suddenly have a plausible chain for alzheimer's and i suspect Parkinson's. arclein ]
“Estimates are that the maximum lifetime exposure to [thimerosal] a vaccinated person may receive is now more than double what it would have been had the pre-2000 vaccination schedule been maintained.”26 [Emphasis added]
|Demographic||Pearson Correlation Coefficient||Category|
|Number of clear days||-0.40||Sunlight exposure|
|Rainfall and latitude||+0.34||Sunlight exposure|
|Vaccination rate||+0.38||Aluminum, mercury|
- First, glyphosate preferentially kills beneficial bacteria in the gut, which allows pathogens such as C. difficile to overgrow. Not only does this lead to leaky gut syndrome, but C. difficile produces something called p-Cresol, a phenolic compound that is toxic to other microbes via its ability to interfere with metabolism. (C. difficile is one of only a few bacteria able to ferment tyrosine into p-Cresol.) As it happens, p-Cresol also promotes aluminum uptake by cells. P-Cresol is a known biomarker for autism and is also an important factor in kidney failure,which leads to aluminum retention in tissues and eventually to dementia.
- Glyphosate also serves to increase aluminum toxicity by “caging” aluminum to promote its entry into the body. Glyphosate promotes calcium uptakeby voltage-activated channels, which allow aluminum to gain entry as a calcium mimetic. Aluminum then promotes calcium loss from bones, contributing to pineal gland calcification.
- Bringing melatonin back into the discussion, glyphosate interferes with what is known as the shikimate pathway. Although humans do not have the shikimate pathway, our gut flora do, and we depend on our gut flora to supply us with essential amino acids and many other things. Disruption of the shikimate pathway in our gut results in depletion of tryptophan, which is the sole precursor to melatonin. Besides needing melatonin to transport sulfate into the brain, we also need melatonin to reduce heavy metal toxicity. Where supplies of melatonin are adequate, melatonin will bind to aluminum, cadmium, copper, iron, and lead, and reduce their toxicity. Where melatonin is low, a lot of damage can result.
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