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Glyphosate Toxicity Affects Everyone – What Can You Do?

Dr. Eric Gordon & Dr. Isaac Eliaz explore the health conditions
directly related to glyphosate exposure

From mycotoxin illness to gut dysbiosis, neurological diseases, cancers, chronic kidney disease, and more, we are beginning to understand how glyphosate (Roundup)—the most widely used pesticide in the world—is a contributing factor in the significant spike we’re seeing with inflammatory, degenerative, and systemic conditions today.

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Published, independent research* continues to demonstrate the health risks and conditions associated with glyphosate exposure.

One key issue is the question of whether glyphosate bioaccumulates in the body – meaning that the levels of exposure are higher than what our system can process out through the usual channels.

While industry scientists claim that glyphosate does not bioaccumulate (due to its water solubility), emerging data from independent researchers shows significant levels of glyphosate accumulation in the bones and vital organs of different species. Glyphosate can often bind in the same places that glycine normally would in polypeptide chains and may lead to protein unfolding and toxicity in our bodies.

As the body of research continues to evolve, it’s clear that there’s much more to the role of glyphosate exposure than many people may realize. 

Dr. Eric Gordon recently sat down with integrative detoxification expert Dr. Isaac Eliaz to have a candid conversation about the topic. 

In their discussion, Dr. Eliaz explores the health conditions directly related to glyphosate exposure, and symptoms that are presenting across diverse patient demographics. The discussion includes how to address this widespread problem using researched natural strategies, and Dr. Eliaz’s rationale for developing his new product, GlyphoDetox.

Follow the link below to read more from Dr. Gordon & Dr. Eliaz’s interview.

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The Truth About Mycotoxins In Your Coffee

Drs Eric Gordon and Nafysa Parpia are joined by Andrew Salisbury, founder of Purity Coffee, to talk about how cultivation and processing methods can cause toxins in most coffees.

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Disclosure: We were given Purity Coffee to try out, and were so pleased with it that it is the coffee we now prepare and drink at home. It’s our pleasure to continue to provide you with information and tools. Please note that we receive a small commission only when you purchase items after following our *affiliate links. We only share products we use and believe in. We will never share anything with you that we don’t personally use, support, or recommend to our patients.

Pre-tox (not detox) is the first step to health

Our patients who pre-tox see the best results, hands down.

Pre-tox is the first step to health and is often overlooked. It’s an essential component to healing chronic illness, disease prevention, and thriving health.

One of the best ways for us to pre-tox is to avoid the toxins in many of the foods we consume daily that can lead to disease and metabolic imbalance.

Coffee is FULL of toxins

Many people drink coffee on a daily basis, unaware of the pervasive and dangerous toxins that numerous coffee brands contain – mycotoxins, pesticides and other toxic chemicals

Coffee is grown in warm, moist climates. This makes it an ideal place for mold to thrive.

While the safe levels of mycotoxins in coffee remain a point of debate for many of our chronically ill patients the goal is always to remove as many toxicants as possible.

We began a search for a cleaner alternative for our patients and found that in Purity Coffee. We enjoy drinking it ourselves and suggest it to our patients.

The ideal environment for producing mycotoxins

Molds and mycotoxins are not the same thing. Rather, mycotoxins can be produced by certain molds. In other words, these fungi will not produce mycotoxins unless the environment is right: the variety of mold, high levels of moisture, and conditions in roastery warehouses are ideal.

Mycotoxins can develop during improper storage

One of the realities of the coffee trade is that there is usually some amount of mold spores on green coffee before it is roasted. Of course, roasting easily kills mold and its spores, but ridding the coffee beans of mycotoxins which have developed during improper storage of the beans is not easy.

When you think of “mycotoxins,” we suggest you focus on avoiding the one that poses the greatest risk when it comes to coffee – Ochratoxin A

Ochratoxin A (also known as OTA) has been tied to a number of serious health risks. The U.S. government considers the compound to be a possible carcinogen. It’s also an immunosuppressant. Finally, it’s also connected to nephrotoxicity, meaning it’s particularly dangerous to the kidneys. Specifically, a study of Balkan Endemic Nephropathy found that consuming OTA was correlated with the disease, which was associated with severe kidney damage and difficulty with urination. (1)

Few people know that this dangerous toxin even exists, much less that it’s a risk to their health. While many fungi create an odd smell or taste, the fungi that produces OTA provides no such warning. There are multiple stages at which it can taint coffee beans, and once it’s taken hold it is very difficult to eliminate. Even trying to get rid of it can lead to further problems.

In 2003 a study of Brazilian coffee found 91.7% were contaminated with mold

A 2009 study from Batista et al. found that 56% of 128 different coffee samples contained OTA. This particular study found that cross-contamination of OTA was common in processing centers that did not safeguard against these particles. That means that even beans that were not infected before they reached a processing plant could be contaminated due to the facility’s condition. Extreme care and extensive testing must be taken to avoid OTA lingering in a processing plant and infecting other coffee beans.)

The only way to avoid drinking OTA is to choose coffee that was never contaminated in the first place.

Purity Coffee does not, and will not, purchase any green coffee unless it tests free of Ochratoxin and Aflatoxin. That means only choosing coffee that is laboratory tested for OTA.

When the coffee leaves its country of origin, it arrives at the roastery where conditions in the warehouse are controlled to prevent OTA from developing. This is why there will never be OTA in your Purity Coffee*.

And just to be absolutely sure, they spot-check their finished products in independent labs.

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Watch H3O2 -The Missing Link in Chronic Illness

Cultural Anthropologist and Hydration Foundation Founder, Gina Bria, and Wellness Enterprises Founder, Patrick Durkin join Dr. Gordon and Dr. Parpia for a fascinating conversation about the newly discovered 4th phase of water.

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Highlights

  • What structured water is and why it is vital to our health
  • How structured water hydrates at the cellular level
  • Science behind the effects of structured water on natural immune function & the healing process
  • Ways to naturally produce more structured water in our bodies
  • Some of the top foods to eat to get more structured water into your diet daily
  • Aqua Energizer, the state-of-the-art system, we use ourselves and the technology behind it

The *Aqua Energizer Structured Water Device is the first scientifically verified and certified line of structured water devices in the world. Each unit is hand-assembled from copper, quartz, and minerals.

You can learn more about Gina Bria at www.hydrationfoundation.org. You can send questions to Gina Bria at gina@hydrationfoundation.org and Patrick Durkin at patrick@thewellnessenterprise.com

Q&A with Gina Bria and Patrick Durkin

A: The important thing is for you to love the water you are drinking and you feel hydrated. One of the ways to enhance all water is to structure it with a structured water device like the Aqua Energizer.

A: Structured water devices rearrange molecules; they don’t remove them. The chlorine and fluoride are not removed physically, however, because The Aqua Energizer™ changes the oxidation states of chemicals, it has made the chlorine smell and taste dissipate and even disappear. That’s one of the best benefits of the Aqua Energizer.

Showers and baths are so invigorating and enjoyable and feel like immersing yourself in a waterfall. You can read about the test that was done with the device that shows it renders some toxins inactive and changes the chemistry of water on this link. 

We recommend studying the principles presented by Dr. Emoto and homeopathy to further understand the contention that without structuring water to rearrange molecules, the water will never be safe. We favor structuring water as the most essential element of safe water and only use filtering as an option.This blog answers your question.

A: Charging water with gem stones is an ancient practice. The Wellness Enterprise has structured water devices with quartz crystals the water runs over and you can read more HERE.

They also have gem stone bottles. Shungite is a powerful stone that many have used in water for purification in addition to support with EMFs. 

A: Structured water is not the same as hydrogen water.

Gina Bria from the Hydration Foundation, says the following about hydrogen water:

“Think of ozone and hydrogen water as additional therapeutic approaches above and beyond hydration. I say this because these techniques, ozone and hydrogen, add extra molecules to the water molecules. So they are not basic hydration, but therapeutic additions. I think they are great for adding therapy to your life if you have chronic stresses but don’t use them for just drinking. I worry they can be overused under that concept.”

The Wellness Enterprise are believers that nature is the ultimate source of our energy and wellbeing and that man distorts nature in the name of progress which in most cases is really the name of profits rather than progress. Nature already got water just right and that water is structured.

The structured water devices we offer, the Aqua Energizers, make nature’s water in the closest way we know. The system you ask about is a man made adaptation to water. While we don’t doubt the current list of growing fans of hydrogen water, we are not interested in being part of a fad. Brilliant people will never stop coming up with their own version of water and we’ll just continue to kick it old school by following nature with structured water.

A: Here is the response from Patrick Durkin. Note in paragraph 3 that there are more ways to get structured water than by using heat.

Structured water, also known as hexagonal water, vortexed water, EZ water, and gel water, is a form of water that is different from H2O with the molecular structure H3O2. Discovered by Dr. Gerald Pollack at the University of Washington, H3O2 is referred to as the 4th phase of water, a form of water beyond liquid, solid, and vapor. It is 10% more dense than H2O and has more dissolved oxygen. Structured water is a hydrating, energized water found everywhere in nature, from waterfalls, rivers and oceans, to plants, animals, and humans.

Wait, what did we say? Water isn’t just H2O?

No, it can actually form many other molecular shapes, but the one that is most beneficial is H3O2. Water forms H3O2 when it is exposed to energy–that energy being heat, movement, vortexes, sunlight, or minerals that have energy signatures like every other substance on the earth–that causes it to join with other water molecules in a hexagonal pattern.

H3O2 also forms on hydrophilic surfaces that are high surface energy, water loving surfaces. When water forms H3O2 on this surface, it is called exclusion zone, or EZ water. These hydrophilic surfaces can be found in humans, animals and plants, including fruits and vegetables, that allow them to absorb the water they need to live.

In the past, very little has been studied about water, but it is single handedly one of the most weird and wonderful substances on the planet. Scientists are making leaps and bounds everyday in the world of water and the many molecular structures it forms, because it is pretty much the most important thing on Mother Earth, right?

Does H3O2 Exist?

Experts and scientists have known there were different states of water for 200 years and maybe more, but no one had discovered the actual molecular structure of structured water until Dr. Gerald Pollack, a biomedical engineering research scientist at the University of Washington, discovered H3O2. Through his research in cell biology, he found how water reacts with hydrophilic surfaces inside cells and the actual chemical change of the molecules that make H2O into H3O2 inside the cell.

Dr. Gerald Pollack coined the term EZ water because when water spreads out inside the cell to form structured water, it excludes anything that is not charged the same as the water around it. This prevents toxins and chemicals from entering cells. Amazingly, we have a built-in filtering system using structured water inside our body.

EZ water is the very same chemical make-up of structured water in its natural, ordered form in waterfalls, springs, and rivers. Natural processes make H3O2 and unnatural processes, like forcing through straight pipes or exposing to strong electromagnetic fields, break it apart. In a world full of long pipes, wifi, and chemicals, it’s no wonder that our water isn’t the same as it is in mountain springs.

How Does Water Get Structured and Form H3O2?

So, we know that H3O2 is the natural, organized form of water that is found in Nature, but how does it actually get from H2O to H3O2? H2O, as we were taught in elementary science class, is two hydrogen atoms that have joined with one oxygen, but they aren’t stable. The atoms form different H2O molecules very fast, they never “hold hands” for more than a split second in time. It’s a chaotic relationship and is very disorganized. While H2O has some sort of structure, it’s important to note that the kind of structure that is most efficient and hydrating is the hexagonal structure formed when water is “structured.”

H3O2 is formed when electromagnetic waves or energy causes the electrons surrounding the hydrogen in the water molecules to increase their energy and change how the hydrogen molecule is connected to other water molecules. This is called changing bond angles. Changing bond angles in a specific way forms structured or hexagonal water. Using an UV light laser, we are able to measure specific changes in the molecular bond angles to confirm the water is structured.

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Why Peptides Are a Big Deal

Peptides are tiny proteins made up of short chains of amino acids. They signal the cells in your body to perform in specific ways. While they may be extremely small, they’re really a BIG deal because they are responsible for all of the ways that your body and mind function.

With different peptides affecting different cells and functions, as therapies they can be highly tailored and targeted to treat a wide variety of health, anti-aging, and wellness conditions.

Peptides work synergistically and can be used with many other therapies to increase the effectiveness of antibiotics, antiviral and antiparasitic medications, IV nutrient therapies, hormone therapies, detoxification therapies, herbal remedies, and even other peptides.

At Gordon Medical we are seeing improvements using peptide therapies in a multitude of areas including:

  • Immune dysregulation
  • Autoimmunity
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Neurological impairment
  • GI issues such as leaky gut
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Sleep disorders
  • Pituitary and hypothalamic dysfunction
  • Hormone deficiencies
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction
  • Coagulation Defects
  • Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)
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View a clip from Dr. Nafysa Parpia’s talk: Biohacking Complex Chronic Illness

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View a clip from Dr. Eric Gordon’s talk: Metabolomics, CDR, and Peptide Therapy

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Why do I need to test before detoxing?

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A short segment from Jill Carnahan, MD interviewing Nafysa Parpia, ND
for her podcast Dr. Jill Live. Learn how Dr. Parpia begins treatment
with complex patients, using testing to find the specific toxicant burden
and creating a custom path to begin detoxifying.

I want to detox. Can’t I just start?

Most of our patients need to detoxify. In fact – many people in the general public know that due to the toxic burden on the planet, there is likely a high toxic load that their bodies now have to deal with.

You need to know what toxins are affecting you so you can target those when you detox.In a previous post and video, we talked about the importance of cleaning up your food and water, and the parts of your environment that you can have control over in order to help to lower new toxins your body is absorbing from the outside world. What about the chemicals and toxins you already are dealing with in your body?

Determining your toxic burden is key.

Each person is individual in terms of how they absorb and process toxins. Some may easily be able to excrete toxins already accumulated in the body with little interference to their health. For others, their system struggles to remove toxins, either due to genetic issues with detoxification, or because of a pre-existing high toxin load. Still others may have issues with detoxification if they have gastrointestinal issues (constipation, SIBO, leaky gut, dysbiosis for example) or other underlying diagnoses.

Depending on what is involved, we may use different strategies for detoxifying. We don’t want to cause more illness when we mobilize the toxins – this can happen when the appropriate strategies are not in place.

We recommend personalized lab testing

In order to look at a wide range of inner biochemical as well as environmental toxicants:  herbicides, pesticides, and toxic chemicals from products like pharmaceuticals, packaged foods, household products, and environmental pollution.  We also look at heavy metals in the blood and urine, and as well we may take a look at the toxic burden of metals at a cellular level. If appropriate, we evaluate for mold/mycotoxin illness by testing for mold IgG allergens, mycotoxin load, and mycotoxin allergens.

Other factors affecting toxic load

Along with the more common toxicants, transient environmental events and geographical location can cause abnormally high levels of specific toxins not present in other areas.

For example, on the West Coast, we are seeing higher levels of arsenic and aluminum as compared to what we have seen in the past. Some areas may be more populated and people commute more, some may live near an airport, and some towns and cities may have a higher number of homes built with certain materials that contain toxins not present in other areas. The toxic chemistry from houses, cars, and other buildings has an effect on air quality. The reality is that the possible combinations of toxic chemistry are endless and ever-changing.

Genetics also plays a part

We also look at genomics and how different mutations may work together in symphony to create certain biochemical states. While we may run the same labs for different patients, we find different pieces of the puzzle in each person, and each person will respond to treatment in their own way. How you respond to your environment hinges a lot on your genes, so it is important to have an idea of this when creating your personalized detoxification plan.

One size does not fit all

Since your inner biochemistry and environmental toxin load is unique to you, we recommend personalized detoxification strategies rather than a one size fits all plan.

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Pre-Tox: 5 Things You Must Do Before You Detox

Drs Eric Gordon and Nafysa Parpia deep dive into the many underlying causes of what can keep patients ill.

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Watch the video mentioned by Dr. Parpia or read the full transcript Underlying Factors of Chronic Fatigue – Dr. Jill with Dr. Nafysa Parpia

There are many important factors to consider when thinking about detoxing. At the Mycotoxins and Chronic Illness Summit Dr. Parpia talked about the importance of “pre-tox” and much more. All of the conversations and connections during this summit were nothing short of life changing, and we are excited to be able to share this small part with you. 

Before You Detox

Your inner biochemistry and environmental toxin load is unique to you

We recommend personalized detoxification strategies rather than a one size fits all plan.

Find out why it’s important to test before detoxing and learn what six essential pre-tox tests we recommend.

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Preventing the Failed Patient – Detoxification

The important factors we consider when working
with complex chronic illness

Environmental toxicants impair cellular functions. Lyme/tick-borne disease/co-infections, parasites, and viruses all modulate immune function to their advantage and the host disadvantage.

With exposure, the immune system is over-activated, causing hypersensitivity, allergies, mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and/or autoimmunity. The immune system may also be misdirected, and does not mount an appropriate response to infection.

Preventing-the-failed-patient

Most of our patients who present with long standing Lyme disease have evidence of a high environmental toxicant load through clinical history and laboratory results. They respond well to therapies that reduce the toxicant load, which leads to normalization of the immune response. Everyone benefits from detox, but in these patients, it is mandatory.

Toxicants that hinder the healing cycle may include: mold toxins, biotoxins and other neurotoxins, heavy metals, high EMF exposure or high sensitivity to it, environmental toxin burden such as high perchlorate, PCBs, glyphosate (Roundup), other pesticides and other chemicals.

Consider whether you:

  • Live/lived in a home with mold or water damage?
  • Live/lived near or on a farm or vineyard? how far from?
  • Live/lived near freeway? How far from?
  • Live/lived in an industrial location?
  • Live/lived in home while it was being renovated?
  • Ever worked with chemicals – artist, dark room, painting/renovating homes, industrial work?
  • Use pesticides, insecticides, herbicides in your garden or your neighbors use them in their gardens?
  • Have metal amalgams in your mouth?

Treatment for toxins needs to precede and be concurrent with herbal and antibiotic treatment of persistent tick-borne disease. It includes appropriate oral, IV and physical detoxification therapies PLUS MCAS treatment. If mast cell activation is on a hair trigger even detox may cause flares.

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