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    The Functional Diet

    By Ronnie Rowland, author of the highly praised weight training and diet book, "Functional Training with a Fork". The 7 types of Functional Training and the Functional Diet are explained in great detail in my published book-Functional Training with a Fork. The book is available for purchase on Amazon at this link- Functional Training with a Fork: Innovators of the 7 Types of Functional Training: Kathy C Rowland, Ronnie J Rowland: 9780692502365: Amazon.com: Books

    Author's Note: If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask them in this thread. I will answer them when I find time. However, I strongly recommend reading my book first so you can become an expert on nutrition!

    The 7 types of Functional Training
    1) Slingshot Functional Training (SFT)-Weight Training for bodybuilders. Link provided- http://forums.steroid.com/anabolic-s...want-read.html
    2) Basic Functional Training (BFT)
    3) Advanced Functional Training (AFT)
    4) Highly Advanced Functional Training (HAFT)
    5) Group Functional Training (GFT)
    6) Post Catastrophic Functional Training (PCFT)
    7) Rehabilitative Functional Training (RFT)


    The Functional Diet is the healthiest and most sustainable body-fat loss diet in the world. It's also the best diet in existence for people wanting to gain as much muscle size as possible while keeping their body-fat levels as low as their genetics will allow. Regardless of whether your trying to lose weight or gain weight, avoid combining fats and carbs in the same meal as this causes the body to store more fat!

    Functional Alert: Just because you are lean or skinny doesn’t mean you’re healthy on the inside. You need a Functional Diet to have good health and to live a long life!

    The Functional Diet will determine approximately 70% of your body-fat loss success. Functional Training makes up roughly 20% and Functional Cardio is about 10%. You cannot out train a diet that is too high in calories for your metabolism. The majority of the time a client stops losing body fat, it is their diet in relation to their unique metabolism that is the problem. Ninety percent of the time those same clients wrongly think they are under training with cardio!

    Stop Eating at Restaurants
    You must begin your lifestyle change by stop eating at restaurants. That’s step #1! The only time you should allow yourself to eat at a restaurant is during your designated once-a-week cheat day. Even healthier-sounding restaurant menu items usually sneak in extra calories by adding butter, oils, sugar, and MSG (appetite enhancer). They also serve large portions because the obese and gluttonous people who keep restaurants in business want a lot of food. If you can’t accomplish step #1, the chance is high that you won’t be able to make it to step #2. Step #2 involves consuming more non-starchy vegetables (Free Foods), fruits, healthy fats, and lean protein in order to crowd out excess refined sugars and unhealthy fats in your diet. This allows you to focus on delicious food that should be part of any Functional Diet plan. Step #3 comes later, once you have adjusted to step #2. In step #3, you reduce calories by 250-500 per day, while keeping macronutrient ratios in balance. It’s very important that you follow these steps in precise order to avoid Functional Diet failure!

    Food Preparations
    If you are serious about living a functional lifestyle, you must make food preparation a top priority! Prepare your meals in advance. Time management plays a key role in staying healthy and fit. Poor time-management skills leads to procrastination, which can lead to irresponsibility. Irresponsible food preparations is the #1 enemy in losing body fat and remaining unhealthy. Food preparation is where the official work begins. Responsible people will consume the right food. This is what we refer to as doing the actual work. Once the week has been completed, you will feel satisfaction and reward yourself with a cheat day.
    When it comes to incorporating a permanent lifestyle change, we believe it’s important for each individual to acquire the right mind-set! You do this by making your mind believe food preparation and exercising are just a regular daily routine such as going to work. In other words, they’re not an option, but rather something you do every day without having the big over-reaching goal in mind. If you neglect to learn how to become a responsible person, you will be going in circles for the rest of your life!


    Food Journal
    Recording what you eat in a food journal lets you see what you are taking in so you can make any needed adjustments to your diet if you aren’t making progress. Some people like to use diet-tracking apps (e.g., MyFitnessPal) on their phones or computers until they figure out what they need to eat in order to lose body fat. The apps work great because they make this task easier. After you build your food database with the food that you eat, you can log in all of them in a very short period of time. These apps do the math and have a huge database to search caloric and macronutrient content for each food. They summarize the information for you, making it easy to track and record food requirements.

    Functional Alert: Using an app on your phone can be much simpler than writing your food list down in a food journal.

    Mixing Carbs and Fats
    Avoid mixing a substantial amount of carbs and fats in the same meal, except before your evening workouts or late afternoon meals on non-workout days and in your weekly cheat meal. It’s much easier to eat fewer calories if you don’t combine significant amounts of carbs and fats in the same meal because the carbs stimulate your appetite, causing you to eat more fats, which are high in calories. Keeping carbs and fats separated lowers blood sugar and insulin spikes. This lowers your appetite and the body’s production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and free radicals, thus lowering inflammation and oxidation in the body.

    Functional Alert: The Functional Diet keeps your energy level stable throughout the day. There are no highs and lows that are experienced on diet plans that allow you to eat moderate amounts of sugar, eat carbs alone, or combine a considerable amount of carbs and fats in each meal. You avoid fats for breakfast and stop consuming any substantial amount of carbs late in the evening and a night. The carb curfew includes your post-workout meal if you work out late in the evening. Eating carbs at night makes you gain body fat!

    Natural sugar (e.g., bananas) increase one’s appetite and causes a spike in blood sugar/insulin. However, a banana would create a much smaller blood sugar/insulin spike than refined sugar because it contains some fiber and its chemical makeup is different. Take note that non-starchy carbs on our Free Foods List don’t cause blood sugar or insulin spikes! These foods don’t contain any appreciable calories and are okay to combine with fats. A good example is a big salad with one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil used as dressing. Add some extra-lean meat and you have a healthy meal that will keep you full. In other words, you can eat an extra-lean steak and salad for dinner, but you need to avoid having a baked potato. Likewise, you can have a baked piece of fish, a potato, and a salad for lunch, but don’t add any fats such as olive oil or butter to the fish or potato, or any type of dressings or oils containing fats to the salad. However, you should mix some carbs and fats around 3 p.m. before evening workouts and on non-training days to remain energetic.
    The single largest factor that has contributed to the obesity epidemic in America is gorging on a mixture of carbs and fats during dinner and/or before going to bed! This often causes chronic heartburn and acid reflux. A lot of people who fall into that category tend to skip breakfast because their GI tract was under assault the night before. Stop consuming any measurable amounts of carbs before going to bed to help prevent body-fat gain. It’s best to stick to fats, protein, and Free Foods that don’t provoke an insulin response late in the day, regardless of whether your body responds better to carbs or fats. Moreover, consuming a lot of carbs before going to bed will cause a spike in serotonin levels. You want serotonin to be at its lowest levels during deep sleep and highest when fully awake during the daytime. This helps prevent bouts of falling asleep and waking up throughout the night. It also helps keep you happier during waking hours.

    Functional Alert: What are you bringing to the dinner table that could be sabotaging your body-fat-loss efforts?

    PROTEIN
    Protein should make up the base of all your meals (e.g. skinless chicken breast, fish, lean beef, and liquid egg whites). You burn 3 times more calories during the digestion of protein than carbs and fats. Protein helps stabilize blood-sugar levels and it helps counterbalance the effects carbs/sugar have on the pleasure center of the brain (the part of the brain that tells you, I want more food) by stimulating the reward center of the brain (the part of the brain that tells you, I’ve had enough food)! In order to remain on a Functional Diet, you must consume enough protein in each meal to keep you full and to maintain stable blood-sugar levels. Most Americans do just the opposite! They consume mostly carbs and/or fats in a meal, causing sugar levels to skyrocket, which promotes hunger!

    Functional Alert: Never consume carbohydrates without protein because it will spike insulin levels and increase hunger!

    The body also has more difficulty turning protein and fibrous Free Foods into body fat than carbs and fats. You need to consume plenty of protein in every meal throughout the entire day, but not so much that you begin to gain body fat or can’t lose weight. Consuming too much of anything—even protein that increases your metabolism approximately three times more than carbs or fats—can cause you to gain body fat. The proper amounts of protein help keep you full so you can avoid the more fattening foods composed of carbs and fats. Dietary protein not only builds stronger bones and muscles, it also builds stronger tendons and ligaments, especially when incorporated with Functional Training.


    Functional Alert: Consistent intake of protein on a daily basis reduces your appetite by signaling the reward system in the brain. This reward system consist of a group of neural structures that strengthen future behavior.


    Fiber
    Fiber promotes the burning of fat for fuel and gut microbe metabolism! It also keeps you fuller and helps the body release deadly toxins. The average American consumes only 10-15 grams of fiber per day. You should be consuming around 20-40 grams of fiber daily. Most people can’t get enough daily fiber through food without overshooting their carb intake. This makes taking fiber supplements is very important! When using a fiber supplement such as psyllium husk, it’s best to start with a low dose (e.g., 3-5 grams) and gradually increase to the needed amount. You can take 5-15 grams at nighttime to reach target goals. Your target goal should be 20-40 grams of fiber per day. The amount of fiber you need is connected to the number of calories you eat in a day. We recommend approximately 15 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories consumed. So if you are consuming 2,000 calories a day, aim to get around 30 grams of fiber. If you are consuming only 1,200-1,500 calories a day aim for 20-25 grams. For those who consume 3,000 calories or more per day, we have found that it’s best not to go above 40 grams of fiber per day in order to prevent stomach upset. Always consume at least 8 ounces of fluid with your fiber supplement to prevent an upset stomach.



    Water
    Stay well-hydrated on a daily basis—even if you have to force yourself to drink sufficient amounts of water! Start hydrating before you feel thirsty. That empty-pit feeling in your belly is often not hunger for food, but rather your body telling you it’s hungry for fluids. Hunger is often a sign your body is dehydrated. If you don’t get enough to drink, you will feel tired and hungry because your body thinks it needs food for energy. These signals begin before you even feel thirsty. Most people who exercise under normal circumstances who consume a high-protein diet can remain fully hydrated drinking half a gallon (64 ounces, 8 glasses of water) to 1 gallon (128 ounces, 16 glasses of water) per day.

    Functional Alert: If you are still hungry after eating, drink around 12 ounces of some form of sugar-free beverage and the hunger pangs will usually leave. Many find sugar-free organic coffee (caffeinated or caffeinated) to be a great appetite suppressant!


    MACRONUTRIENTS
    Protein, carbohydrates, and fats are macronutrients. You need to consume enough carbs derived from natural sugar and healthy fats to fuel your body. In order to train with the needed intensity to get results, feel good, and have proper brain function, you need some carbs and fats! Protein stimulates the “reward” center of the brain and makes you feel satisfied. Carbohydrates stimulate the “pleasure” center of the brain and makes you want more! Therefore, carbohydrates should never be consumed without adequate amounts of protein to counterbalance the appetite stimulating effects that blood sugar has on the brain! Small to moderate amounts of fats, on the other hand, can be consumed without protein or with Free Foods. This is because fats alone won’t cause sugar levels to soar as carbs will when consumed alone.
    The macronutrient ratios I recommend for those trying to lose body fat and be healthy is approximately 40% protein, 30%-40% carbohydrates, and 20%-30% fats. This means 40% of your daily caloric intake should come from protein, 30%-40% should come from carbs, and 20%-30% should come from fats. What I have learned is that if you have good insulin sensitivity and low insulin secretion (good insulin response), you will do better on a higher-carb diet (40%), lower-fat diet (20%). On the other hand, if you have poor insulin sensitivity, insulin resistance, and high insulin secretion, poor insulin response, you will do better on a lower-carb diet (30%), higher-fat diet (30%). Insulin sensitivity determines the effectiveness of dietary macronutrient composition on weight loss in obese people.

    Functional Alert: I recommend a baseline diet consisting of 40% protein, 30% carbs, and 30% fats for starters if you are trying to lose body fat. Those trying to gain weight should begin with 40% protein, 40% carbs, and 30% fats!

    People who are overweight and have become insulin resistant do better reducing carbs until they reach their target weight goal. However, they should not enter ketosis or go in and out of ketosis. Once they become sensitive to insulin again through losing body fat and adding muscle tone, they sometimes find they can gradually change over to a higher carb, lower fat diet and keep the weight off and function just fine. Some of my clients find they must stay on lower carbs and higher fats permanently in order to remain functional and keep their weight down because they are so carb sensitive. There are people that go crazy and get headaches and/or brain fog without eating higher carbs and there are people that go crazy and get headaches and/or brain fog without getting to eat higher fats. It is up to you as an individual to decide which approach is best for your body type.
    As long as you keep yourself in a caloric deficit, you will lose weight regardless of whether you take the higher carb route or the higher fat route. However, many of you will be able to maintain one route as a lifestyle change much easier than the other due to your genetic make-up. Some of you will stay hungry and lose strength taking the higher carb approach, whereas others will feel more satisfied and energetic. On the other hand, some will stay hungry and lose strength while taking the higher fat approach and feel more satisfied and energetic.
    It’s very important to consume a high protein diet, approximately 40% of your daily caloric intake. Those who fail to do so will lose some muscle tone and struggle more with weight loss due to staying hungry more often. A high protein/high fiber diet is a requirement for everyone looking to keep their body fat levels down, build muscle, and enhance overall functionality. I have learned that a higher carb, higher fat, low protein diet leads to overeating, weight gain and less muscle tone. This kind of diet also causes hyperinsulinemia, extended release of insulin after meals that causes body fat storage, weight gain, and chronic inflammation/oxidation.

    Functional Alert: Chronic inflammation and oxidation are the root cause of all life-threatening medical conditions (e.g., high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and high cholesterol)!

    It is up to you as an individual to figure out whether you do better with more carbs or more fats while keeping protein intake at approximately 40% of your daily calories. Once you hit a plateau and are unable to lose anymore inches, then you will want to reduce calories by lowering all three macronutrients in equal increments by 500 calories per day. This constitutes 3500 calories a week from your diet which equals around one pound of body weight. This means that you would have to take in 3500 fewer calories per week over a period of time to lose one pound. You may find you lose more than a pound a week when training hard with weights and adding in some cardio. This rate of weight loss is considered reasonable and healthy. Weight loss does not always happen in a linear fashion. Expect weight loss to occur in increments over time. It is very important to realize that deviating from your diet by only 500 calories per day is all it can take to stall your long term weight loss goals, thus, making portion control of the utmost importance. You must get on the right plan and stick to it. Males should never go below 1500 calories per day to lose body fat and females should never go below 1200. Males should not go below 110 carbs per day and females should not go below 90. This helps prevent blood sugar/insulin imbalance and going into ketosis. Eating fewer calories than what we recommend makes it hard to meet your nutritional requirements and feel satisfied enough to stick with a plan. No one will last long on starvation diets and will always end with a period of binge eating.

    Functional Alert: Strive to lose 1-2 pounds per week!

    You must not treat body fat loss as a race in order to be successful. No one is successful over the long haul following fad diets! We understand that proper nutrition is by far the hardest part for people to stick to upfront; however, once you begin to see results and understand the relation between diet and disease, it becomes an enjoyable lifestyle. Strive to lose one to two pounds per week on this diet until you reach your fat loss goal. Losing more can cause muscle loss for the slightly over-weight and actually slow down their metabolism in the long run. Those who are considered clinically obese can lose upwards of three to four pounds of body fat per week without losing muscle until they get some weight off. This is because they have more body fat reserves. Those weighing the most can expect to lose more fat and water in the beginning than someone weighing less. It is not uncommon for someone considered clinically obese to lose five pounds or more per week at the beginning of their diet. Your designated weekly weigh-in should always be on Saturday or cheat day morning before breakfast. This will give you an accurate reading on how much you lost for the week.

    I do not recommend tracking calories directly. Track macros only because if you hit the macros, you’re sure to be within the calorie range you require. 1 gram of protein = 4 calories, 1 gram of carbs = 4 calories and 1 gram of fat = 9 calories.

    Allow me to illustrate.
    Let’s say you are shooting for a daily caloric intake of around 1500 calories on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday with the macros of 40% protein, 30% carbs and 30% fats.

    150 grams of proteins= 600 calories (40% of total daily calories)
    112 grams of carbohydrates-450 calories (30% of total daily calories)
    50 grams of fats=450 calories (30% of total daily calories)
    600 + 450 +450 = 1500 calories per day

    Large calorie increase on Saturday (Cheat day)!
    For example:
    75 grams of proteins=300 calories
    400 grams of carbohydrates=1600 calories
    100 grams of fats= 900 calories
    300+1600+900=2800 calories on cheat day
    Functional Alert: The extra food on your cheat day enhances your metabolic capacity to lose weight. Enjoy the day!



    Sample 2,000 calorie baseline “Functional Diet” for both Males and Females
    A 2000 calorie Functional Diet is a good starting point for many who are trying to lose weight without feeling sluggish. The best way to lose weight on 2,000 calories per day is through regular Functional Training and Functional Cardio Discuss food substitutions and recipes with your personal trainer. Organic meats and produce are better choices that conventional. Stay away from fish coming from china. The options are many.

    Four Key Factors with the Functional Diet
    1) Dietary fats should avoided during breakfast. Consume only carbs and protein during the first half of the day. You should start consuming some fats with your protein around 3-4 pm.
    2) Avoid mixing any substantial amounts of carbs and fats in the same meal. The only exception to this rule is around 3-4 pm. This includes both workout and non-workout days. It’s best to mix some carbs and fats with your protein late afternoon to prevent energy crashes.
    3) Cut off carbs at night and consume protein, fats, and Free Foods.
    4) Consume plenty of Free Foods on the Master Food List throughout the day.

    P=PROTEIN GRAMS, C=CARBOHYDRATE GRAMS, and F=FAT GRAMS. Also, note that 8 ounces of liquid egg whites is one cup.

    Meal 1 (Breakfast): Choose a protein food such as 10 oz. of cooked liquid egg whites, 6 oz. of liquid egg whites with 1 scoop of protein powder, or two scoops of whey protein powder in water. With your protein have your carbs such as, 1 cup of Quaker oats sweetened with Splenda, stevia, or cinnamon or 2 packets of sugar free oatmeal (weight control version has a variety of flavors). Note: If you do not like oatmeal or any food listed on this nutritional plan, you can always substitute it for something with the same macronutrient value such as 2 pieces of toasted Organic Ezekiel bread and a large banana. We do not recommend the low sodium version of Ezekiel 4.9 bread because it does not taste as good. This organic bread is located in the freezer section at Kroger’s or Publix grocery store. If you don’t have time to cook you can mix 8 oz. of liquid egg whites, 1 CARBmaster yogurt (Kroger’s brand), and 1 cup of Quaker oats in a protein shaker and drink. Or add 2 scoops of low carb, whey protein to oats and water.
    (40P/60C/0F) Note: If you work out in the morning after breakfast add 40 grams of fat to this meal and take out the fats for meal 3!

    Meal 2: Choose a protein food such as 8 oz. of liquid egg whites mixed with one CARBmaster yogurt, 2 scoops of whey protein mixed in water, 6 oz. of egg whites and 1 scoop of whey protein powder, small baked chicken breast, turkey, fish, canned salmon or chicken. Choose a carbohydrate such as a small size sweet potato, 1 slice of organic seven sprouted grains bread, or a 1/3 cup of steamed brown rice. Add a serving of FREE FOODS such as (“BIRDS EYE” steam fresh microwavable whole green beans). NOTE: Another convenient plan for meal 2 is to pre-mix 2 large cans of organic chicken (white meat) with 2 vanilla CARBmaster yogurts and add 1/4th cup of red seedless grapes.
    (40P/20C/0F)

    Meal 3: PRE-WORKOUT/LATE AFTERNOON MEAL: “ADD FATS TO THIS MEAL!” Example being 8 oz. of non-cooked pasteurized liquid egg whites mixed with 1 CARBmaster yogurt (Kroger brand) or 2 scoops of low carb whey protein powder mixed in water. Add 40 grams of fat to this meal such as peanut butter, cheese, oils, or various nuts. A great pre-workout meal to add with your protein source is a peanut butter and a sugar free jelly sandwich on Organic bread and a medium sized apple. Note: It is okay to add fewer fats to your pre-workout meals and add them for dinner or before going to bed if you have problems with digestion. We generally recommend you wait at least an hour after a meal before working out in order to avoid nausea. Go by what your body tells you!
    (40P/60C/40F).

    Meal 4 (Dinner): Large salad made of FREE FOODS with a homemade salad dressing (mix together mustard/water/Splenda) and/or white vinegar. You have several options for both fat free and carb free salad dressings such as 10 sprays of Wish Bone or Ken’s Salad Spritzers. Add meat of choice (i.e. chicken). In order to curb your appetite and help eliminate Dysfunctional Toxins, add extra fiber to this meal by drinking 5-15 grams of psyllium husk fiber or organic flax seed with 8 ounces of water.
    (40P/0C/0F)

    Meal 5: (DESSERT) “ADD FATS TO THIS MEAL”! The following nighttime dessert will get rid of any cravings you may have for sweets and allow you to get a good night’s sleep. Add 25 grams of fat to this meal! Simply heat up 3 level tablespoons of Smart Balance peanut butter or non-stir natural peanut butter (refrigeration not required) in a bowl for 45-60 seconds. Add 1 CARBmaster yogurt into a glass, 6 oz. of non-cooked liquid egg whites, melted peanut butter, 1 ice cube, and stir and let chill for at least 1 minute before eating with a spoon. You can also make this dessert using 2 scoops of whey protein in water along with peanut butter. For further weight loss substitute some PB2 peanut powder in its place. “PB2 can be ordered off the internet and is made by Bell Plantation.” You can avoid fats during meal 5 if the fat limits have been reached from foods such as red meat, cheese, nuts, olive oil, etc. during meal 4 (Dinner). If you are still hungry, have your choice of FREE FOODS such as 1 serving of microwavable green vegetables. “BIRDS EYE” steam fresh whole green beans, broccoli florets, or celery sticks for crunch cravers are great choices to put in a bowl for healthy snacks and eat with your fingers. Do not forget your protein before going to bed!
    (40P/12C/25F)
    Total daily proteins 200 grams = 800 calories (Approximately 40% of daily caloric intake)
    Total daily carbs: 152 grams = 608 calories (Approximately 30% of daily caloric intake)
    Total daily fats: 65 grams = 585 calories (Approximately 30% of daily caloric intake)
    Total daily calories = 1993 (Approximately 2,000 calories)

    Functional Alert: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday use the baseline diet provided above. Calorie loading should be employed every 7th day. Saturday makes a great cheat day! Your designated weekly weigh-in should always be on cheat day morning before breakfast. This will give you an accurate reading on how much you weigh.

    Cheat Day
    Have one designated cheat day. Once-a-week cheat days are composed of extra carbohydrates, fats, and calories above your normal calorie intake. The extra calories come from an extended cheat meal. We define a cheat day as consuming the same food you normally eat, but you consume more calories by having an extended cheat meal later in the day. This extended cheat meal starts at dinner and lasts until you go to bed. The extended cheat meal can be anything you want (e.g., pizza, popcorn, and ice cream). This means you can go eat at your favorite restaurant for dinner once a week and come back and snack on popcorn and/or ice cream until you go to bed. Most people prefer to have their once-a-week cheat day on Saturday. As your lifestyle change continues, you’ll find out that your stomach will shrink and you won’t be able to eat as much as you used to during cheat days. We have found it’s best to stay on your normal diet until dinner time. This will prevent you from over doing it earlier in the day. Caloric intake should be considerably higher on this day in order to enhance your metabolism. The once-a-week cheat day will prevent you from hitting a body fat loss barrier, and it gives you something to look forward to every week such as visiting your favorite restaurant.

    *Always consult your physician before beginning a nutritional program. No liability is assumed by the author or distributors for information contained within. All rights reserved. No part of the “Functional Diet” may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the permission in writing of the authors of the book- “Functional Training with a Fork”. The authors can be reached at [email protected]*
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    Master Food List
    Our Master Food List is to be used in conjunction with the Functional Diet we have provided. A Functional Diet plan is superior to weight training and cardio for keeping your weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, and insulin levels in check. Avoid eating out at restaurants to the best of your ability if you are serious about losing weight and improving your overall health. Nothing will sabotage your weight loss efforts more than these types of calorie dense foods. Processed foods such as various chips, snack bars, fatty salad dressings, regular mayonnaise, butter, ketchup, and sugar laden breakfast cereals should be avoided six days per week. Avoid deep frying or cooking meat in fattening oils. Bake, boil, grill, or use a crock-pot. Avoid sugar and limit artificial sweeteners. Eat as much organic food as possible to prevent exposure to high-risk pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones!



    Free Foods
    Green beans 1/2-1 cup
    Broccoli 1/2-1 cup
    Asparagus 1/2to 1 cup
    Cauliflower 1/2-1 cup
    Brussels sprouts 1/2-1 cup
    Spinach 1/2-1 cup
    Greens 1/2-1 cup
    Cabbage 1/2-1 cup
    Cucumber 1/2-1
    Lettuce 1/4-1/2 head or bag of lettuce
    Okra 1/2-1 cup
    Green peppers 1/2-1 cup
    Zucchini 1/2 - 1 cup
    Squash 1/2-1 cup Onions 1/2-1 cup
    Artichokes 1/2-1 cup
    Mushrooms 1/2-1 cup
    Eggplant 1/2-1 cup
    Turnips 1/2-1 cup
    Sauerkraut 1/2-1 cup
    Radish 1/2-1 cup
    Chive 1/2-1 cup
    Alfalfa sprout 1/2-1 cup
    Garlic 1/2-1 cup
    Ginger 1/2-1 cup
    Scallion 1/2 - 1 cup
    Dill Pickles 1-2 standard size-contain a lot of sodium

    Functional Alert: These are considered “Free Foods” that do not count toward daily total carbohydrates or calories! However, eating excessive amounts will stretch out your stomach which can lead to weight gain. The vegetables on this list are mostly comprised of fiber and have no appreciable effect on blood glucose levels and caloric intake.



    Protein
    PROTEINS (P=GRAMS) CARBS (C=GRAMS) FATS (F=GRAMS)

    Whey protein powder 1 round scoop (24P/C4/1.5F)
    Casein protein powder 1 round scoop (24P/4C/2F)
    All Whites 100% liquid egg whites-drink or cook (8 oz. 25P/0F) Cholesterol free
    Egg beaters cooked 8 oz. (25P/0F) Cholesterol free
    Large egg (7P/5F)
    Canned chicken breast 1/3 cup (12P/1F)
    Large 99% fat free chicken breast (50P/6F)
    Chicken thigh boneless and skinless 4oz. (28P/10F)
    Chicken leg skinless 1 leg (13P/3F)
    Chicken wing skinless- 1 wing (7P/1.5F)
    Chunk light tuna in water Starkist 2.6 oz. pouch (16P/4F)
    Chunk light tuna in water Starkist 4.5 oz. pouch (35P/7F)
    Salmon wild “Chicken of the Sea” 2.5 oz. pouch (13P/2F)
    Salmon wild “Bumble Bee” 5 oz. pouches (25P/4F)
    Ground beef 3 oz. 90% lean (25P/11F)
    Ground beef 3 oz. 95% lean (26P/7F)
    Laura’s lean beef 96% lean 4 oz. (25P/5F)
    Angus beef 4 oz. (26P/18F)
    Canned salmon 3 oz. (20P/6F)
    Filet mignon 3 oz. (28P/7F)
    T-bone steak 3 oz. (22/P/8F)
    Rib eye steak 3 oz. (25P/8F)
    New York strip 3 oz. (29P/5F)
    Flank Steak 3 oz. (22P/9F)
    London broil 3 oz. (31P/6F)
    Sirloin tips 3 oz. (24P/10F)
    Shoulder steak 3 oz. (21P/6F)
    Top sirloin steak 4 oz. 33P/13F)
    Top round steak 3 oz. (29P/9F)
    Bottom round steak 3 oz. (29P/7F)
    Chuck roasts boneless 3 oz. (21P/13F)
    Beef Rump roast 3 oz. (26P/7F)
    Beef Shoulder roast 3 oz. (28P/7F)
    Pork loin roast 3 oz. (22P/4F)
    Ribs-dry a half a rack (25P/37F)
    Jennie-o extra lean white turkey burger 1 patty (24P/5F)
    Skinless Butter ball turkey breast 3 oz. (12P/2F)
    Ground lean turkey 4 oz. (26P/1.5F)
    Salmon 3 oz. (23P/10F)
    Orange roughy 3 oz. (16P/1F)
    Catfish baked 3 oz. (16P/F)
    Cod baked 3 oz. (16P/1F)
    Flounder 5 oz. (32P/5F)
    Swai 4 oz. (15P/4F)
    Haddock 5.3 oz. (37P/2F)
    Whiting 3 oz. (16P/1F)
    Shrimp 3 oz. (17P/1.5F)
    Shrimp cocktail five large pieces (8P/6F)
    Scallops 3 oz. (17P/1F)
    Buffalo 3.5 oz. (32P/2F)
    Deer 3 oz. (26P/3F)
    Lean pork chops 3 oz. (26P/9F)/Pork chops 3 oz. (13P/7F)
    Lamb filet or tenderloin 3 oz. (27P/7F)
    Lean ham 3 oz. (15p/3f)/Ham 3 oz. (20P/14F)
    Sushi raw per piece on average (3P/1F)
    Crab meat 3 oz. (6p/1f) Crab cakes (12P/5F)

    Functional Alert: Don’t eat seafood or produce from China.



    Fresh Fruits
    PROTEINS (P=GRAMS) CARBS (C=GRAMS) FATS (F=GRAMS)
    Functional Alert: Fruit juices are loaded with sugar and should be avoided!
    Apple lg (30C)/Apple sm (15C)
    Banana lg 9 inches (32C)/ Banana sm 6 inches (22C)
    Grapefruit whole 4.5 inches in diameter (27C)
    Orange (6 oz. 22C)
    Tomato lg red tomato (7C)
    Blueberries 1 cup (21C)/Strawberries 1 cup (12C)
    Red seedless grapes 1 cup (16C)
    Green grapes 1 cup (27C)
    Pineapple 1 cup (22c)
    Pear med size (32C)
    Cherries dark 1 cup (22C)
    Cantaloupe 1 cup (14C)
    Watermelon 1 cup (22C)
    Dates 3 oz. (75C) peaches 1 med size (17C)
    Plum 1 cup (19C)
    Kiwi 1 cup (26C)
    Blackberries 1 cup (14C)
    Raspberries 1 cup (15C)
    Apricots 6oz. (13C)/dried apricots 1/4 cup (18C)
    Lemon/Lime med size (5C)-1 tablespoon of juice (1C)
    Cranberries ½ cup (6C)
    Raisins 1 cup (131C)
    Prunes 1 cup (102C)




    Fats
    PROTEINS (P=GRAMS) CARBS (C=GRAMS) FATS (F=GRAMS)

    Non GMO creamy peanut butter of various types (no refrigeration required) 2 tbsp. (8P) (7C) (16F)
    Non GMO crunchy peanut butter of various types (no refrigeration required) 2 tbsp. (8P) (7C) (16F)
    Almond butter 2 tbsp. (4P) (8C) (20F)
    Sunflower seed butter 2 tbsp. (6P) (10C) (16F)
    Sunflower seeds dry roasted 1 oz. (5P) (7C) (14F)
    Almonds 1 oz. (6P)(6C)(14F)
    Cashews 1oz. (5P) (9C) (12F)
    Peanuts 1 oz. (7P) (5C) (14F)
    Walnuts 1 oz. (4P) (18F)
    Pecans 1oz. (3P) (4C) (20F)
    Pistachios 1 oz. (6P) (8C) (23F)
    Macadamia nuts 1 oz. (3P) (4C) (21F)
    Avocado med size 6oz (10C)/ (15F)
    Black olives 1 cup (1P) (8C) (13F)
    Extra light Virgin Olive oil 1 tbsp. (14F)
    Macadamia nut oil 1 tbsp. (14F)



    Functional Alert: Butter is made from animal fat, which means it’s rich in saturated fat and dietary cholesterol. Both of these will raise your levels of bad LDL cholesterol. Margarine contains less saturated fat than butter, but it's high in trans-fat, a type of fat known to raise bad LDL cholesterol while lowering good HDL cholesterol. There are some varieties of margarine that are now lower in saturated fat, high in unsaturated fat and free from trans-fat. Smart Balance Heart Right Buttery Spread is a good margarine choice in terms of not having a negative impact on cholesterol levels for people who are having a hard time giving up regular butter. Use canola, olive or macadamia nut oil in a spray can to coat skillet before frying. Some forms of protein such as red meat also contain a significant amount of fat!



    Breads
    PROTEINS (P=GRAMS) CARBS (C=GRAMS) FATS (F=GRAMS)

    Organic Ezekiel Bread 4.9 containing salt 1 slice (15C)
    Organic 7 Sprouted Grains 1 slice (15C)
    Organic Genesis 1:29 1 slice (14C)/ (2F)
    Organic Ezekiel 4:9 Sesame 1 slice (14C)
    Ezekiel sprouted grain tortilla 1 (24C)

    Dairy
    PROTEINS (P=GRAMS) CARBS (C=GRAMS) FATS (F=GRAMS)

    Cottage cheese non-fat 4oz (12p) (2C) (0F)
    CARB MASTERS YOGURT (Kroger’s grocery name brand) 6oz. (8P) (4C) (1.5F)
    Any brand of yogurt that contains low carbs/sugar
    SHARP CHEDDAR CHEESE block style 1 oz. (P7) (0C) (9F)
    SHREDDED CHEESE regular 1 CUP 2(8P) (0C) (38F)
    SHREDDED CHEESE reduced fat 2% ¼th CUP (8P) (1C) (6F)
    CHEESE 1 slice from pack regular (4P) (0C) (6F)
    CHEESE 1 slice from pack reduced fat (5P) (1C) (4F)
    STRING CHEESE regular (8P) (1C) (6F)
    STRING CHEESE light 1 serving (6P) (1C) (2.5F)
    Feta cheese regular 1 oz. (5P) (1C) (8F)
    Feta cheese fat-free 1 oz. (P4) (1C) (0F)
    Laughing cow original Swiss cheese spread- 1 wedge (2P) (1C) (4F)
    Laughing cow original light cheese spread-1 wedge (2P)/ (1C) (1F)
    Fat free cheese 1 slice (5P) (3C) (0F)
    SHARP CHEDDAR CHEESE block style 1 oz. (P7) (0C) (9F)
    SHREDDED CHEESE regular 1 CUP 2(8P) (0C) (38F) SHARP CHEDDAR CHEESE block style 1 oz. (P7) (0C) (9F)
    SHREDDED CHEESE regular 1 CUP 2(8P) (0C) (38F)
    SHREDDED CHEESE reduced fat 2% ¼th CUP (8P) (1C) (6F)
    CHEESE 1 slice from pack regular (4P) (0C) (6F)
    CHEESE 1 slice from pack reduced fat (5P) (1C) (4F)
    STRING CHEESE regular (8P) (1C) (6F)
    STRING CHEESE light 1 serving (6P) (1C) (2.5F)
    Feta cheese regular 1 oz. (5P) (1C) (8F)
    Feta cheese fat-free 1 oz. (P4) (1C) (0F)
    Laughing cow original Swiss cheese spread- 1 wedge (2P) (1C) (4F)
    Laughing cow original light cheese spread-1 wedge (2P)/ (1C) (1F)
    Fat free cheese 1 slice (5P) (3C) (0F)

    Functional Alert: Two tablespoons = 1 ounce. It’s best to choose from low or non-fat dairy products. Read the labels carefully because many products such as chocolate milk, skim milk, non-fat frozen yogurt, and some low fat yogurts and ice cream contain carbohydrates that are highly composed of sugar. Milk can make you fat! Flavored dairy products, in exception to CARBmaster Yogurt, tend to have a lot more sugar and carbohydrates than their plain versions. Stay away from sugar as much as possible! Regular milk, cheese, ice cream, cottage cheese, and yogurt are a significant source of saturated fats and sugar. You should limit your daily intake of saturated fats to around 10 percent or less of your total consumption of calories. Junk food such as 1 slice of pepperoni pizza contains a huge amount of calories- (16P) (42C) (22F) = 430 calories!

    Beans and Vegetables
    PROTEINS (P=GRAMS) CARBS (C=GRAMS) FATS (F=GRAMS)
    Kidney Beans 1 cup (40C/15P)
    Lima Beans 1 cup (40C/11P)
    Baked Beans ½ cup (33C)/ (6P)
    Lentils 1 cup (18P)/ (40C)
    White/Navy beans ½ cup (7P)/ (24C)
    Pinto beans 1 cup (12P)/ (45C)
    Soy beans 1 cup (20P)/ (24C)/ (12F)
    Black beans 1 cup (15P)/ (40C) Green peas 1-2 cups (25C/8P)
    Sugar snap peas 1 cup (3P)/ (7C)
    Carrots 1 cup (10C)
    Beets 1 cup (14C)
    Sweet canned corn 1 cup (30C)
    Corn on the cob- medium size 7 inches (20C)
    Sweet potato 1 lg (40c)
    White/Russet potato 1 lg (65C)
    Hummus dip 1/4th cup (5P) (9C) (6F)


    Breakfast Cereals
    PROTEINS (P=GRAMS) CARBS (C=GRAMS) FATS (F=GRAMS)
    Functional Alert: Most cereals, pancakes, and waffles are loaded with sugar and should be avoided!
    Steel cut oats ½ cup (5P)/ (3F)/ (60C)
    Quaker old fashion oats ½ cup (5P)/ (27C) (/F3)
    Oatmeal plain or Weight Control version 1 packet (P7)/ (27C)/ (3F)
    Grits 1 cup (14C)
    Cheerios 1 cup (20C)

    Functional Alert: Always check cereal labels for sugar content. Cheerios is one of the lowest in sugar and carbs. Add a Carb Masters Yogurt and some liquid egg whites for a tasty combo!

    Pasta, Noodles, and Rice
    PROTEINS (P=GRAMS) CARBS (C=GRAMS) FATS (F=GRAMS)

    Angel hair pasta 1 cup (38C)
    Corn pasta gluten- free 1 cup (35C)
    Rice pasta brown or white 1 cup (38C)

    *Always consult your physician before beginning a nutritional program. No liability is assumed by the author or distributors for information contained within. All rights reserved. No part of the “Functional Diet” may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the permission in writing of the authors of the book- “Functional Training with a Fork”. The authors can be reached at [email protected]*

















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    Very informative, thanks!

    I do however have some questions for you.

    How would you structure this diet for someone who works out only in the early morning or late afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun View Post
    Very informative, thanks!

    I do however have some questions for you.

    How would you structure this diet for someone who works out only in the early morning or late afternoon.
    It would remain the same! No fats with carbs and protein if you work out early morning. If you work out late afternoon (e.g., around 2-3 pm) then you could add some fats along with carbs/protein pre-workout to stimulate protein synthesis and enhance energy levels. No appreciable amounts of carbs later in the day, even post-workout, if you train late evening. Consuming carbs late in the day causes you to gain body fat!
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    Great read!

    1 small question, u do u say no sea food? Is it because most fish are farm raised or the whole mercury in fish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 73rr View Post
    Great read!

    1 small question, u do u say no sea food? Is it because most fish are farm raised or the whole mercury in fish?
    Seafood is a good source of protein and omega 3's, but farm raised seafood is bad because it's full of antibiotics which causes a dysfunctional immune system. You want to avoid large fish because they contain more mercury, etc. Fish coming from China are highly toxic, because they are raised in contaminated ponds and fed raw sewage. I recommend wild-caught salmon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie Rowland View Post
    Seafood is a good source of protein and omega 3's, but farm raised seafood is bad because it's full of antibiotics which causes a dysfunctional immune system. You want to avoid large fish because they contain more mercury, etc. Fish coming from China are highly toxic, because they are raised in contaminated ponds and fed raw sewage. I recommend wild-caught salmon!
    Ok! Thanks for the response and that was a good read!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie Rowland View Post
    Seafood is a good source of protein and omega 3's, but farm raised seafood is bad because it's full of antibiotics which causes a dysfunctional immune system. You want to avoid large fish because they contain more mercury, etc. Fish coming from China are highly toxic, because they are raised in contaminated ponds and fed raw sewage. I recommend wild-caught salmon!
    i agree and try to only eat fish that i catch.

    i know that most of the farm raised tilapia are fed cheap ass dog food

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    Ronnie...Just finished reading your book...It was awesome bro!!!!

    The Functional Diet has me looking very lean....Do you still suggest not taking fish oils as stated in your book??

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    Quote Originally Posted by VASCULAR VINCE View Post
    Ronnie...Just finished reading your book...It was awesome bro!!!!

    The Functional Diet has me looking very lean....Do you still suggest not taking fish oils as stated in your book??
    Fish oil is healthy up to a point. However, many of the fish oil capsules being sold turn rancid and oxidize. This causes chronic inflammation and oxidation inside the body! In addition, some of the capsules are being filled with contaminated fish oil coming out of China.

    Stick with real fish in order to be safe!

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    Question. ...

    No oil natty peanut butter?

    Aren't most natty pb come with oil. I know the smart balance doesnt. Just curious. ..cause the one I always buy does come with the oil

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    Thanks so Ronnie for all the info and posts. I'm ordering a copy of your book right now and can't wait to read it. I really appreciate you sharing your knowledge with all of us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sfla80 View Post
    Question. ...

    No oil natty peanut butter?

    Aren't most natty pb come with oil. I know the smart balance doesnt. Just curious. ..cause the one I always buy does come with the oil
    Natural peanut butter contains roasted peanut oil. I use non-gmo SMART BALANCE peanut butter because it doesn't have to be refrigerated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blake702 View Post
    Thanks so Ronnie for all the info and posts. I'm ordering a copy of your book right now and can't wait to read it. I really appreciate you sharing your knowledge with all of us!
    Thank you for your support blake! I've missed being active on this board. It's good to be back with my brothers in iron!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun View Post
    i agree and try to only eat fish that i catch.

    i know that most of the farm raised tilapia are fed cheap ass dog food
    Yeah, farm raised tilapia are nasty!

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    Awesome damn post. I stopped eating out years ago. I will either fast or just go to wal-mart and get some cheese and fruit or a kefir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wellshii View Post
    Awesome damn post. I stopped eating out years ago. I will either fast or just go to wal-mart and get some cheese and fruit or a kefir.
    Most of the food served in restaurants contains dangerous GMO's and is made from ingredients coming China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie Rowland View Post
    dangerous GMO's
    Feel free to at any point in time provide peer reviewed evidence of this as I always am willing to learn more.

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    Awesome post, thanks for sharing

    Do you feel like a keto diet is something that is maintainable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapology View Post
    Awesome post, thanks for sharing

    Do you feel like a keto diet is something that is maintainable?
    No the Keto Diet is not sustainable. In fact, it causes chronic inflammation and oxidation inside your body. Without carbs your body becomes dehydrated and constipated. You can also become very depressed from a lack of serotonin. In addition, the lack of antioxidants from fresh fruits and vegetables increases free radical damage and ages the body. The Keto Diet should only be used for a short period for those who are entering a contest and need to eliminate all carbs to lose that last little bit of body fat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg View Post
    Feel free to at any point in time provide peer reviewed evidence of this as I always am willing to learn more.
    There's a ton of evidence that shows GMO's are hazardous to our health. Here's one link-http://www.globalresearch.ca/ten-scientific-studies-proving-gmos-can-be-harmful-to-human-health/5377054


    Ten Scientific Studies Prove that Genetically Modified Food Can Be Harmful To Human Health



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    “GM Crop Production is Lowering US Yields and Increasing Pesticide Use…There is no reason GM foods should be approved safe for consumption, we just don’t know enough about them. We could easily feed the planet through organic, GMO-free methods, so there is absolutely no reason we need GM foods around… the current approval of glyphosate and Roundup is deeply flawed and unreliable…Because humans that’ve been exposed to glyphosate have a drop in amino acid tryptophan levels, they do not have the necessary active signalling of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is associated with weight gain, depression and Alzheimer’s disease. “

    Over the past few years, a number of countries have completely banned GMOs and the pesticides that go along with them, and they are doing so for a reason. The latest country to consider a complete ban is Russia after top government scientists recommended at least a 10-year ban.

    The truth is, we don’t know enough about GMOs to deem them safe for human consumption. Believe it or not the very first commercial sale of them was only twenty years ago. There is no possible way that our health authorities can test all possible combinations on a large enough population, over a long enough period of time to be able to say with absolute certainty that they are harmless.

    There are a multitude of credible scientific studies that clearly demonstrate why GMOs should not be consumed, and more are emerging every year. There are also a number of scientists all around the world who oppose them.

    By slipping it into our food without our knowledge, without any indication that there are genetically modified organisms in our food, we are now unwittingly part of a massive experiment. The FDA has said that genetically modified organisms are not much different from regular food, so they’ll be treated in the same way. The problem is this, geneticists follow the inheritance of genes, what biotechnology allows us to do is to take this organism, and move it horizontally into a totally unrelated species. Now David Suzuki doesn’t normally mate with a carrot and exchange genes, what biotechnology allows us to do is to switch genes from one to the other without regard to the biological constraints. It’s very very bad science, we assume that the principals governing the inheritance of genes vertically, applies when you move genes laterally or horizontally. There’s absolutely no reason to make that conclusion – Geneticist David Suzuki

    If anybody ever tells you that we know with one hundred percent certainty that GMOs are totally safe to eat, they haven’t done their research. There is no reason GM foods should be approved safe for consumption, we just don’t know enough about them. We could easily feed the planet through organic, GMO-free methods, so there is absolutely no reason we need GM foods around.

    Below I’ve presented just a bit of information to get you started on your research.

    1. Multiple Toxins From GMOs Detected In Maternal and Fetal Blood

    Research from Canada (the first of its kind) has successfully identified the presence of pesticides -associated with genetically modified foods in maternal, fetal and non-pregnant women’s blood. They also found the presence of Monsanto’s Bt toxin. The study was published in the journal Reproductive Toxicology in 2011.(1) You can read the FULL study here.

    Given the potential toxicity of these environmental pollutants and the fragility of the fetus, more studies are needed, particularly those using the placental transfer approach. Thus, our present results will provide baseline data for future studies exploring a new area of research relating to nutrition, toxicology and reproduction in women. Today, obstetric-gynecological disorders that are associated with environmental chemicals are not known. Thus, knowing the actual concentration of genetically modified foods in humans constitutes a cornerstone in the advancement of research in this area.” (1)

    The study used blood samples from thirty pregnant women and thirty non-pregnant women. The study also pointed out that the fetus is considered to be highly susceptible to the adverse affects of xenobiotics (foreign chemical substance found within an organism that is not naturally produced.) This is why the study emphasizes that knowing more about GMOs is crucial, because environmental agents could disrupt the biological events that are required to ensure normal growth and development.

    2. DNA From Genetically Modified Crops Can Be Transferred Into Humans Who Eat Them

    In a new study published in the peer reviewed Public Library of Science (PLOS), researchers emphasize that there is sufficient evidence that meal-derived DNA fragments carry complete genes that can enter into the human circulation system through an unknown mechanism.(2)

    In one of the blood samples the relative concentration of plant DNA is higher than the human DNA. The study was based on the analysis of over 1000 human samples from four independent studies. PLOS is an open access, well respected peer-reviewed scientific journal that covers primary research from disciplines within science and medicine. It’s great to see this study published in it, confirming what many have been suspected for years.

    Our bloodstream is considered to be an environment well separated from the outside world and the digestive tract. According to the standard paradigm large macromolecules consumed with food cannot pass directly to the circulatory system. During digestion proteins and DNA are thought to be degraded into small constituents, amino acids and nucleic acids, respectively, and then absorbed by a complex active process and distributed to various parts of the body through the circulation system. Here, based on the analysis of over 1000 human samples from four independent studies, we report evidence that meal-derived DNA fragments which are large enough to carry complete genes can avoid degradation and through an unknown mechanism enter the human circulation system. In one of the blood samples the relative concentration of plant DNA is higher than the human DNA. The plant DNA concentration shows a surprisingly precise log-normal distribution in the plasma samples while non-plasma (cord blood) control sample was found to be free of plant DNA. (2)

    This still doesn’t mean that GMOs can enter into our cells, but given the fact GMOs have been linked to cancer (later in this article) it is safe to assume it is indeed a possibility. The bottom line is that we don’t know, and this study demonstrates another cause for concern.

    3. New Study Links GMOs To Gluten Disorders That Affect 18 Million Americans

    This study was recently released by the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), and uses data from the US department of Agriculture, US Environmental Protection Agency, medical journal reviews as well as other independent research. (3)(4) The authors relate GM foods to five conditions that may either trigger or exacerbate gluten-related disorders, including the autoimmune disorder, Celiac Disease:

    Intestinal permeability

    Imbalanced gut bacteria

    Immune activation and allergic response

    Impaired digestion

    Damage to the intestinal wall

    The Institute for Responsible technology is a world leader in educating policy makers and the public about GMO foods and crops. The institute reports and investigates on the impact GM foods can have on health, environment, agriculture and more.

    4. Study Links Genetically Modified Corn to Rat Tumors

    In November 2012, The Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology published a paper titled ‘Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize’ by Gilles-Eric Seralini and his team of researchers at France’s Caen University. (5)

    It was a very significant study, which obviously looks bad for the big biotech companies like Monsanto, being the first and only long-term study under controlled conditions examining the possible effects of a diet of GMO maize treated with Monsanto roundup herbicide.

    This study has since been retracted, which is odd, because the journal it was published in is a very well known, reputable peer reviewed scientific journal. In order for a study to be published here it has to go through a rigorous review process.

    It’s also important to note that hundreds of scientists from around the world have condemned the retraction of the study. This study was done by experts, and a correlation between GMOs and these tumors can’t be denied, something happened.

    The multiple criticisms of the study have also been answered by the team of researchers that conducted the study. You can read them and find out more about the study here.

    GM Crop Production is Lowering US Yields and Increasing Pesticide Use

    5. Glyphosate Induces Human Breast Cancer Cells Growth via Estrogen Receptors

    A study is published in the US National Library of Medicine (4) and will soon be published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. Several recent studies showed glyphosate’s potential to be an endocrine disruptor. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with the hormone system in mammals. These disruptors can cause developmental disorders, birth defects and cancer tumors. (6)

    Glyphosate exerted proliferative effects only in human hormone-dependent breast cancer. We found that glyphosate exhibited a weaker estrogenic activity than estradiol.

    Furthermore, this study demonstrated the additive estrogenic effects of glyphosate and genisein which implied that the use of contaminated soybean products as dietary supplements may pose a risk of breast cancer because of their potential additive estrogenicity. (6)

    Researchers also determined that Monsanto’s roundup is considered an “xenoestrogen,” which is a foreign estrogen that mimics real estrogen in our bodies. This can cause a number of problems that include an increased risk of various cancers, early onset of puberty, thyroid issues, infertility and more.

    6. Glyphosate Linked To Birth Defects

    A group of scientists put together a comprehensive review of existing data that shows how European regulators have known that Monsanto’s glyphosate causes a number of birth malformations since at least 2002. Regulators misled the public about glyphosate’s safety, and in Germany the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety told the European Commission that there was no evidence to suggest that glyphosate causes birth defects. (7)

    Our examination of the evidence leads us to the conclusion that the current approval of glyphosate and Roundup is deeply flawed and unreliable. In this report, we examine the industry studies and regulatory documents that led to the approval of glyphosate. We show that industry and regulators knew as long ago as the 1980s and 1990s that glyphosate causes malformation – but that this information was not made public. We demonstrate how EU regulators reasoned their way from clear evidence of glyphosate’s teratogenicity in industry’s own studies to a conclusion that minimized these findings in the EU Commission’s final review report. (7)

    Here is a summary of the report:

    Multiple peer-reviewed scientific literature documenting serious health hazards posed by glyphosate

    Industry (including Monsanto) has known since the 1980s that glyphosate causes malformations in experimental animals at high doses

    Industry has known since 1993 that these effects could also occur at lower and mid doses

    The German government has known since at least 1998 that glyphosate causes malformations

    The EU Commission’s expert scientific review panel knew in 1999 that glyphosate causes malformations

    The EU Commission has known since 2002 that glyphosate causes malformations. This was the year DG SANCO division published its final review report, laying out the basis for the current approval of glyphosate

    Another study published by the American Chemical Society, from the university of Buenos Aires, Argentina also showed that Glyphosate can cause abnormalities.(8)

    The direct effect of glyphosate on early mechanisms of morphogenesis in vertebrate embryos opens concerns about the clinical findings from human offspring in populations exposed to glyphosate in agricultural fields (8)

    7. Study Links Glyphosate To Autism, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

    When you ingest Glyphosate, you are in essence altering the chemistry of your body. It’s completely unnatural and the body doesn’t resonate with it. P450 (CYP) is the gene pathway disrupted when the body takes in Glyphosate. P450 creates enzymes that assist with the formation of molecules in cells, as well as breaking them down.

    CYP enzymes are abundant and have many important functions. They are responsible for detoxifying xenobiotics from the body, things like the various chemicals found in pesticides, drugs and carcinogens. Glyphosate inhibits the CYP enzymes. The CYP pathway is critical for normal, natural functioning of multiple biological systems within our bodies. Because humans that’ve been exposed to glyphosate have a drop in amino acid tryptophan levels, they do not have the necessary active signalling of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is associated with weight gain, depression and Alzheimer’s disease. (9)

    8. Chronically Ill Humans Have Higher Glyphosate Levels Than Healthy Humans

    A new study out of Germany concludes that Glyphosate residue could reach humans and animals through feed and can be excreted in urine. It outlines how presence of glyphosate in urine and its accumulation in animal tissues is alarming even at low concentrations. (10)

    To this day, Monsanto continues to advertise its Roundup products as environmentally friendly and claims that neither animals nor humans are affected by this toxin.

    Environmentalists, veterinarians, medical doctors and scientists however, have raised increasing alarms about the danger of glyphosate in the animal and human food chain as well as the environment. The fact that glyphosate has been found in animals and humans is of great concern. In search for the causes of serious diseases amongst entire herds of animals in northern Germany, especially cattle, glyphosate has repeatedly been detected in the urine, feces, milk and feed of the animals. Even more alarming, glyphosate was detected in the urine of the farmers. (10)

    9. Studies Link GMO Animal Feed to Severe Stomach Inflammation and Enlarged Uteri in Pigs

    A study by scientist Judy Carman, PhD that was recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Organic Systems outlines the effects of a diet mixed with GMO feed for pigs, and how it is a cause for concern when it comes to health. (11) Scientists randomized and fed isowean pigs either a mixed GM soy and GM corn (maize) diet for approximately 23 weeks (nothing out of the ordinary for most pigs in the United States), which is unfortunately the normal lifespan of a commercial pig from weaning to slaughter. Equal numbers of male and female pigs were present in each group. The GM diet was associated with gastric and uterine differences in pigs. GM pigs had uteri that were 25% heavier than non-GM fed pigs. GM-fed pigs had a higher rate of severe stomach inflammation with a rate of 32% compared to 125 of non-GM fed pigs.

    The study concluded that pigs fed a GMO diet exhibited a heavier uteri and a higher rate of severe stomach inflammation than pigs who weren’t fed a GMO diet. Because the use of GMO feed for livestock and humans is so widespread, this is definitely another cause for concern when it comes to GMO consumption. Humans have a similar gastrointestinal tract to pigs, and these GM crops are consumed widely by people, especially in the United States.

    10. GMO risk assessment is based on very little scientific evidence in the sense that the testing methods recommended are not adequate to ensure safety. (12)(13)(14)

    Deficiencies have been revealed numerous times with regards to testing GM foods.

    The first guidelines were originally designed to regulate the introduction of GM microbes and plants into the environment with no attention being paid to food safety concerns. However, they have been widely cited as adding authoritative scientific support to food safety assessment. Additionally, the Statement of Policy released by the Food and Drug Administration of the United States, presumptively recognizing the GM foods as GRAS (generally recognized as safe), was prepared while there were critical guidelines prepared by the International Life Sciences Institute Europe and FAO/WHO recommend that safety evaluation should be based on the concept of substantial equivalence, considering parameters such as molecular characterization, phenotypic characteristics, key nutrients, toxicants and allergens. Since 2003, official standards for food safety assessment have been published by the Codex Alimentarius Commission of FAO/WHO. Published reviews with around 25 peer-reviewed studies have found that despite the guidelines, the risk assessment of GM foods has not followed a defined prototype.(12) (15)

    The risk assessment of genetically modified (GM) crops for human nutrition and health has not been systematic. Evaluations for each GM crop or trait have been conducted using different feeding periods, animal models and parameters. The most common results is that GM and conventional sources include similar nutritional performance and growth in animals. However, adverse microscopic and molecular effects of some GM foods in different organs or tissues have been reported. While there are currently no standardized methods to evaluate the safety of GM foods, attempts towards harmonization are on the way. More scientific effort is necessary in order to build confidence in the evaluation and acceptance of GM foods. (12) (15)

    So, if anybody ever tells you that GMOs are completely safe for consumption, it’s not true. We just don’t know enough about them to make such a definitive statement. A lot of evidence actually points to the contrary.

    Notes

    (1) https://www.uclm.es/Actividades/repo..._3721_4666.pdf

    (2) PLOS ONE: Complete Genes May Pass from Food to Human Blood

    (3) http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/

    (4) http://responsibletechnology.org/med...uten_11_25.pdf

    (5) RETRACTED: Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize

    (6) Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors. - PubMed - NCBI

    (7) Roundup and Birth Defects | Pure Insights

    (8) http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/tx1001749

    (9) Entropy | Free Full-Text | Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases

    (10) http://omicsonline.org/open-access/d...25.1000210.pdf

    (11) http://www.organic-systems.org/journal/81/8106.pdf

    (12)http://static.aboca.com/www.aboca.co..._nutrition.pdf

    (13) Reese W, Schubert D. Safety testing and regulation of genetically engineered foods. Biotechnol Genet Eng Rev. 2004;21:299–324

    (14) Schubert D. A different perspective on GM food. Nat Biotechnol. 2002;20:969–969.

    (15) Risk assessment of genetically modified crops for nutrition and health. - PubMed - NCBI

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    Feel free to at any point in time provide peer reviewed evidence of this as I always am willing to learn more.
    There's a ton of evidence that shows GMO's are hazardous to our health. Here's one link-http://www.globalresearch.ca/ten-scientific-studies-proving-gmos-can-be-harmful-to-human-health/5377054


    Ten Scientific Studies Prove that Genetically Modified Food Can Be Harmful To Human Health



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    “GM Crop Production is Lowering US Yields and Increasing Pesticide Use…There is no reason GM foods should be approved safe for consumption, we just don’t know enough about them. We could easily feed the planet through organic, GMO-free methods, so there is absolutely no reason we need GM foods around… the current approval of glyphosate and Roundup is deeply flawed and unreliable…Because humans that’ve been exposed to glyphosate have a drop in amino acid tryptophan levels, they do not have the necessary active signalling of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is associated with weight gain, depression and Alzheimer’s disease. “

    Over the past few years, a number of countries have completely banned GMOs and the pesticides that go along with them, and they are doing so for a reason. The latest country to consider a complete ban is Russia after top government scientists recommended at least a 10-year ban.

    The truth is, we don’t know enough about GMOs to deem them safe for human consumption. Believe it or not the very first commercial sale of them was only twenty years ago. There is no possible way that our health authorities can test all possible combinations on a large enough population, over a long enough period of time to be able to say with absolute certainty that they are harmless.

    There are a multitude of credible scientific studies that clearly demonstrate why GMOs should not be consumed, and more are emerging every year. There are also a number of scientists all around the world who oppose them.

    By slipping it into our food without our knowledge, without any indication that there are genetically modified organisms in our food, we are now unwittingly part of a massive experiment. The FDA has said that genetically modified organisms are not much different from regular food, so they’ll be treated in the same way. The problem is this, geneticists follow the inheritance of genes, what biotechnology allows us to do is to take this organism, and move it horizontally into a totally unrelated species. Now David Suzuki doesn’t normally mate with a carrot and exchange genes, what biotechnology allows us to do is to switch genes from one to the other without regard to the biological constraints. It’s very very bad science, we assume that the principals governing the inheritance of genes vertically, applies when you move genes laterally or horizontally. There’s absolutely no reason to make that conclusion – Geneticist David Suzuki

    If anybody ever tells you that we know with one hundred percent certainty that GMOs are totally safe to eat, they haven’t done their research. There is no reason GM foods should be approved safe for consumption, we just don’t know enough about them. We could easily feed the planet through organic, GMO-free methods, so there is absolutely no reason we need GM foods around.

    Below I’ve presented just a bit of information to get you started on your research.

    1. Multiple Toxins From GMOs Detected In Maternal and Fetal Blood

    Research from Canada (the first of its kind) has successfully identified the presence of pesticides -associated with genetically modified foods in maternal, fetal and non-pregnant women’s blood. They also found the presence of Monsanto’s Bt toxin. The study was published in the journal Reproductive Toxicology in 2011.(1) You can read the FULL study here.

    Given the potential toxicity of these environmental pollutants and the fragility of the fetus, more studies are needed, particularly those using the placental transfer approach. Thus, our present results will provide baseline data for future studies exploring a new area of research relating to nutrition, toxicology and reproduction in women. Today, obstetric-gynecological disorders that are associated with environmental chemicals are not known. Thus, knowing the actual concentration of genetically modified foods in humans constitutes a cornerstone in the advancement of research in this area.” (1)

    The study used blood samples from thirty pregnant women and thirty non-pregnant women. The study also pointed out that the fetus is considered to be highly susceptible to the adverse affects of xenobiotics (foreign chemical substance found within an organism that is not naturally produced.) This is why the study emphasizes that knowing more about GMOs is crucial, because environmental agents could disrupt the biological events that are required to ensure normal growth and development.

    2. DNA From Genetically Modified Crops Can Be Transferred Into Humans Who Eat Them

    In a new study published in the peer reviewed Public Library of Science (PLOS), researchers emphasize that there is sufficient evidence that meal-derived DNA fragments carry complete genes that can enter into the human circulation system through an unknown mechanism.(2)

    In one of the blood samples the relative concentration of plant DNA is higher than the human DNA. The study was based on the analysis of over 1000 human samples from four independent studies. PLOS is an open access, well respected peer-reviewed scientific journal that covers primary research from disciplines within science and medicine. It’s great to see this study published in it, confirming what many have been suspected for years.

    Our bloodstream is considered to be an environment well separated from the outside world and the digestive tract. According to the standard paradigm large macromolecules consumed with food cannot pass directly to the circulatory system. During digestion proteins and DNA are thought to be degraded into small constituents, amino acids and nucleic acids, respectively, and then absorbed by a complex active process and distributed to various parts of the body through the circulation system. Here, based on the analysis of over 1000 human samples from four independent studies, we report evidence that meal-derived DNA fragments which are large enough to carry complete genes can avoid degradation and through an unknown mechanism enter the human circulation system. In one of the blood samples the relative concentration of plant DNA is higher than the human DNA. The plant DNA concentration shows a surprisingly precise log-normal distribution in the plasma samples while non-plasma (cord blood) control sample was found to be free of plant DNA. (2)

    This still doesn’t mean that GMOs can enter into our cells, but given the fact GMOs have been linked to cancer (later in this article) it is safe to assume it is indeed a possibility. The bottom line is that we don’t know, and this study demonstrates another cause for concern.

    3. New Study Links GMOs To Gluten Disorders That Affect 18 Million Americans

    This study was recently released by the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), and uses data from the US department of Agriculture, US Environmental Protection Agency, medical journal reviews as well as other independent research. (3)(4) The authors relate GM foods to five conditions that may either trigger or exacerbate gluten-related disorders, including the autoimmune disorder, Celiac Disease:

    Intestinal permeability

    Imbalanced gut bacteria

    Immune activation and allergic response

    Impaired digestion

    Damage to the intestinal wall

    The Institute for Responsible technology is a world leader in educating policy makers and the public about GMO foods and crops. The institute reports and investigates on the impact GM foods can have on health, environment, agriculture and more.

    4. Study Links Genetically Modified Corn to Rat Tumors

    In November 2012, The Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology published a paper titled ‘Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize’ by Gilles-Eric Seralini and his team of researchers at France’s Caen University. (5)

    It was a very significant study, which obviously looks bad for the big biotech companies like Monsanto, being the first and only long-term study under controlled conditions examining the possible effects of a diet of GMO maize treated with Monsanto roundup herbicide.

    This study has since been retracted, which is odd, because the journal it was published in is a very well known, reputable peer reviewed scientific journal. In order for a study to be published here it has to go through a rigorous review process.

    It’s also important to note that hundreds of scientists from around the world have condemned the retraction of the study. This study was done by experts, and a correlation between GMOs and these tumors can’t be denied, something happened.

    The multiple criticisms of the study have also been answered by the team of researchers that conducted the study. You can read them and find out more about the study here.

    GM Crop Production is Lowering US Yields and Increasing Pesticide Use

    5. Glyphosate Induces Human Breast Cancer Cells Growth via Estrogen Receptors

    A study is published in the US National Library of Medicine (4) and will soon be published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. Several recent studies showed glyphosate’s potential to be an endocrine disruptor. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with the hormone system in mammals. These disruptors can cause developmental disorders, birth defects and cancer tumors. (6)

    Glyphosate exerted proliferative effects only in human hormone-dependent breast cancer. We found that glyphosate exhibited a weaker estrogenic activity than estradiol.

    Furthermore, this study demonstrated the additive estrogenic effects of glyphosate and genisein which implied that the use of contaminated soybean products as dietary supplements may pose a risk of breast cancer because of their potential additive estrogenicity. (6)

    Researchers also determined that Monsanto’s roundup is considered an “xenoestrogen,” which is a foreign estrogen that mimics real estrogen in our bodies. This can cause a number of problems that include an increased risk of various cancers, early onset of puberty, thyroid issues, infertility and more.

    6. Glyphosate Linked To Birth Defects

    A group of scientists put together a comprehensive review of existing data that shows how European regulators have known that Monsanto’s glyphosate causes a number of birth malformations since at least 2002. Regulators misled the public about glyphosate’s safety, and in Germany the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety told the European Commission that there was no evidence to suggest that glyphosate causes birth defects. (7)

    Our examination of the evidence leads us to the conclusion that the current approval of glyphosate and Roundup is deeply flawed and unreliable. In this report, we examine the industry studies and regulatory documents that led to the approval of glyphosate. We show that industry and regulators knew as long ago as the 1980s and 1990s that glyphosate causes malformation – but that this information was not made public. We demonstrate how EU regulators reasoned their way from clear evidence of glyphosate’s teratogenicity in industry’s own studies to a conclusion that minimized these findings in the EU Commission’s final review report. (7)

    Here is a summary of the report:

    Multiple peer-reviewed scientific literature documenting serious health hazards posed by glyphosate

    Industry (including Monsanto) has known since the 1980s that glyphosate causes malformations in experimental animals at high doses

    Industry has known since 1993 that these effects could also occur at lower and mid doses

    The German government has known since at least 1998 that glyphosate causes malformations

    The EU Commission’s expert scientific review panel knew in 1999 that glyphosate causes malformations

    The EU Commission has known since 2002 that glyphosate causes malformations. This was the year DG SANCO division published its final review report, laying out the basis for the current approval of glyphosate

    Another study published by the American Chemical Society, from the university of Buenos Aires, Argentina also showed that Glyphosate can cause abnormalities.(8)

    The direct effect of glyphosate on early mechanisms of morphogenesis in vertebrate embryos opens concerns about the clinical findings from human offspring in populations exposed to glyphosate in agricultural fields (8)

    7. Study Links Glyphosate To Autism, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

    When you ingest Glyphosate, you are in essence altering the chemistry of your body. It’s completely unnatural and the body doesn’t resonate with it. P450 (CYP) is the gene pathway disrupted when the body takes in Glyphosate. P450 creates enzymes that assist with the formation of molecules in cells, as well as breaking them down.

    CYP enzymes are abundant and have many important functions. They are responsible for detoxifying xenobiotics from the body, things like the various chemicals found in pesticides, drugs and carcinogens. Glyphosate inhibits the CYP enzymes. The CYP pathway is critical for normal, natural functioning of multiple biological systems within our bodies. Because humans that’ve been exposed to glyphosate have a drop in amino acid tryptophan levels, they do not have the necessary active signalling of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is associated with weight gain, depression and Alzheimer’s disease. (9)

    8. Chronically Ill Humans Have Higher Glyphosate Levels Than Healthy Humans

    A new study out of Germany concludes that Glyphosate residue could reach humans and animals through feed and can be excreted in urine. It outlines how presence of glyphosate in urine and its accumulation in animal tissues is alarming even at low concentrations. (10)

    To this day, Monsanto continues to advertise its Roundup products as environmentally friendly and claims that neither animals nor humans are affected by this toxin.

    Environmentalists, veterinarians, medical doctors and scientists however, have raised increasing alarms about the danger of glyphosate in the animal and human food chain as well as the environment. The fact that glyphosate has been found in animals and humans is of great concern. In search for the causes of serious diseases amongst entire herds of animals in northern Germany, especially cattle, glyphosate has repeatedly been detected in the urine, feces, milk and feed of the animals. Even more alarming, glyphosate was detected in the urine of the farmers. (10)

    9. Studies Link GMO Animal Feed to Severe Stomach Inflammation and Enlarged Uteri in Pigs

    A study by scientist Judy Carman, PhD that was recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Organic Systems outlines the effects of a diet mixed with GMO feed for pigs, and how it is a cause for concern when it comes to health. (11) Scientists randomized and fed isowean pigs either a mixed GM soy and GM corn (maize) diet for approximately 23 weeks (nothing out of the ordinary for most pigs in the United States), which is unfortunately the normal lifespan of a commercial pig from weaning to slaughter. Equal numbers of male and female pigs were present in each group. The GM diet was associated with gastric and uterine differences in pigs. GM pigs had uteri that were 25% heavier than non-GM fed pigs. GM-fed pigs had a higher rate of severe stomach inflammation with a rate of 32% compared to 125 of non-GM fed pigs.

    The study concluded that pigs fed a GMO diet exhibited a heavier uteri and a higher rate of severe stomach inflammation than pigs who weren’t fed a GMO diet. Because the use of GMO feed for livestock and humans is so widespread, this is definitely another cause for concern when it comes to GMO consumption. Humans have a similar gastrointestinal tract to pigs, and these GM crops are consumed widely by people, especially in the United States.

    10. GMO risk assessment is based on very little scientific evidence in the sense that the testing methods recommended are not adequate to ensure safety. (12)(13)(14)

    Deficiencies have been revealed numerous times with regards to testing GM foods.

    The first guidelines were originally designed to regulate the introduction of GM microbes and plants into the environment with no attention being paid to food safety concerns. However, they have been widely cited as adding authoritative scientific support to food safety assessment. Additionally, the Statement of Policy released by the Food and Drug Administration of the United States, presumptively recognizing the GM foods as GRAS (generally recognized as safe), was prepared while there were critical guidelines prepared by the International Life Sciences Institute Europe and FAO/WHO recommend that safety evaluation should be based on the concept of substantial equivalence, considering parameters such as molecular characterization, phenotypic characteristics, key nutrients, toxicants and allergens. Since 2003, official standards for food safety assessment have been published by the Codex Alimentarius Commission of FAO/WHO. Published reviews with around 25 peer-reviewed studies have found that despite the guidelines, the risk assessment of GM foods has not followed a defined prototype.(12) (15)

    The risk assessment of genetically modified (GM) crops for human nutrition and health has not been systematic. Evaluations for each GM crop or trait have been conducted using different feeding periods, animal models and parameters. The most common results is that GM and conventional sources include similar nutritional performance and growth in animals. However, adverse microscopic and molecular effects of some GM foods in different organs or tissues have been reported. While there are currently no standardized methods to evaluate the safety of GM foods, attempts towards harmonization are on the way. More scientific effort is necessary in order to build confidence in the evaluation and acceptance of GM foods. (12) (15)

    So, if anybody ever tells you that GMOs are completely safe for consumption, it’s not true. We just don’t know enough about them to make such a definitive statement. A lot of evidence actually points to the contrary.

    Notes

    (1) https://www.uclm.es/Actividades/repo..._3721_4666.pdf

    (2) PLOS ONE: Complete Genes May Pass from Food to Human Blood

    (3) http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/

    (4) http://responsibletechnology.org/med...uten_11_25.pdf

    (5) RETRACTED: Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize

    (6) Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors. - PubMed - NCBI

    (7) Roundup and Birth Defects | Pure Insights

    (8) http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/tx1001749

    (9) Entropy | Free Full-Text | Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases

    (10) http://omicsonline.org/open-access/d...25.1000210.pdf

    (11) http://www.organic-systems.org/journal/81/8106.pdf

    (12)http://static.aboca.com/www.aboca.co..._nutrition.pdf

    (13) Reese W, Schubert D. Safety testing and regulation of genetically engineered foods. Biotechnol Genet Eng Rev. 2004;21:299–324

    (14) Schubert D. A different perspective on GM food. Nat Biotechnol. 2002;20:969–969.

    (15) Risk assessment of genetically modified crops for nutrition and health. - PubMed - NCBI

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    Hi Ronnie,

    You sure got me reading, I appreciate that as I am always looking to learn more. Here is what I found while going through all that material.

    (1) https://www.uclm.es/Actividades/repo..._3721_4666.pdf
    While this is highly interesting, there are a million questions around how glyphosate was found in the bloodstream. Like all science, this, have raised a valid point in which there needs much more research. Creating environments where you would be able to prove that the genetic modification to a plant is the exact cause to a particular effect will be a massive challenge.


    (2) PLOS ONE: Complete Genes May Pass from Food to Human Blood
    This study shows that DNA is not always broken down and can remain fairly intact in the bloodstream. Processed food fairs better. Considering that each woman who has sex will forever carry genetic markers from each and every individual that have penetrated her I am not sure exactly what this proves?


    (3) http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/
    Not a scientific peer-reviewed article so not relevant.


    (4) http://responsibletechnology.org/med...uten_11_25.pdf
    Point three refers to this document as a basis for their "news" article. Still not peer-reviewed and entirely irrelevant.


    (5) RETRACTED: Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize
    This article has been retracted due to poor experimental setup.


    (6) Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors. - PubMed - NCBI
    Super interesting but again, about the use of glyphosate and not GMOs.


    (7) Roundup and Birth Defects | Pure Insights
    This is written due to the concern about the increased use of Roundup (glyphosates) GMOs would have and not about GMO itself. No relevant and also NOT peer-reviewed.


    (8) http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/tx1001749
    Again about glyphosate, not GMOs.


    (9) Entropy | Free Full-Text | Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases
    Again about glyphosate, not GMOs.


    (10) http://omicsonline.org/open-access/d...25.1000210.pdf
    Again about glyphosate, not GMOs.


    (11) http://www.organic-systems.org/journal/81/8106.pdf
    Now this is one of interest. In this Pig study, there could be a potential of protein binding in an unwanted way causing some undesired effects. As the authors state, we need to examine if this is the case for humans and I find that to be prudent advice.


    (12)http://static.aboca.com/www.aboca.co..._nutrition.pdf
    This review of science, best practices, and standardization in how to evaluate new GMO crops is interesting but do not support any stay away from GMO stance.


    (13) Reese W, Schubert D. Safety testing and regulation of genetically engineered foods. Biotechnol Genet Eng Rev. 2004;21:299–324
    This was not peer-reviewed at all and the "science" paper talks about the regulatory process in the United States.


    (14) Schubert D. A different perspective on GM food. Nat Biotechnol. 2002;20:969–969.
    I hate these guys trying to look all reviewed and scientific when in fact no one has ever reviewed what they wrote. This is the same author as in point 13 and equally valid, meaning zero.


    (15) Risk assessment of genetically modified crops for nutrition and health. - PubMed - NCBI
    Simply another review article suggesting a better scientific process than the one performed by the companies themselves wich is something I will highly agree with.

    I must admit I have a problem with websites like the one you sent me to where there is one clear agenda from the author. I do not understand this mentality. It's like talking to random people about diets, it has become almost religious in the sense that you are just supposed to take people at their word without any sort of backing from reality of something that makes scientific sense.

    I appreciate the discourse here but I am still looking for solid evidence of your statement and I honestly do not think there is even a remote conclusion in this debate as of yet. There is simply not enough data and studies from independent scientists make such a judgment.

    Thanks
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    Hi Ronnie,

    You sure got me reading, I appreciate that as I am always looking to learn more. Here is what I found while going through all that material.

    (1) https://www.uclm.es/Actividades/repo..._3721_4666.pdf
    While this is highly interesting, there are a million questions around how glyphosate was found in the bloodstream. Like all science, this, have raised a valid point in which there needs much more research. Creating environments where you would be able to prove that the genetic modification to a plant is the exact cause to a particular effect will be a massive challenge.


    (2) PLOS ONE: Complete Genes May Pass from Food to Human Blood
    This study shows that DNA is not always broken down and can remain fairly intact in the bloodstream. Processed food fairs better. Considering that each woman who has sex will forever carry genetic markers from each and every individual that have penetrated her I am not sure exactly what this proves?


    (3) http://rt.com/usa/gmo-gluten-sensitivity-trigger-343/
    Not a scientific peer-reviewed article so not relevant.


    (4) http://responsibletechnology.org/med...uten_11_25.pdf
    Point three refers to this document as a basis for their "news" article. Still not peer-reviewed and entirely irrelevant.


    (5) RETRACTED: Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize
    This article has been retracted due to poor experimental setup.


    (6) Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors. - PubMed - NCBI
    Super interesting but again, about the use of glyphosate and not GMOs.


    (7) Roundup and Birth Defects | Pure Insights
    This is written due to the concern about the increased use of Roundup (glyphosates) GMOs would have and not about GMO itself. No relevant and also NOT peer-reviewed.


    (8) http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/tx1001749
    Again about glyphosate, not GMOs.


    (9) Entropy | Free Full-Text | Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases
    Again about glyphosate, not GMOs.


    (10) http://omicsonline.org/open-access/d...25.1000210.pdf
    Again about glyphosate, not GMOs.


    (11) http://www.organic-systems.org/journal/81/8106.pdf
    Now this is one of interest. In this Pig study, there could be a potential of protein binding in an unwanted way causing some undesired effects. As the authors state, we need to examine if this is the case for humans and I find that to be prudent advice.


    (12)http://static.aboca.com/www.aboca.co..._nutrition.pdf
    This review of science, best practices, and standardization in how to evaluate new GMO crops is interesting but do not support any stay away from GMO stance.


    (13) Reese W, Schubert D. Safety testing and regulation of genetically engineered foods. Biotechnol Genet Eng Rev. 2004;21:299–324
    This was not peer-reviewed at all and the "science" paper talks about the regulatory process in the United States.


    (14) Schubert D. A different perspective on GM food. Nat Biotechnol. 2002;20:969–969.
    I hate these guys trying to look all reviewed and scientific when in fact no one has ever reviewed what they wrote. This is the same author as in point 13 and equally valid, meaning zero.


    (15) Risk assessment of genetically modified crops for nutrition and health. - PubMed - NCBI
    Simply another review article suggesting a better scientific process than the one performed by the companies themselves wich is something I will highly agree with.

    I must admit I have a problem with websites like the one you sent me to where there is one clear agenda from the author. I do not understand this mentality. It's like talking to random people about diets, it has become almost religious in the sense that you are just supposed to take people at their word without any sort of backing from reality of something that makes scientific sense.

    I appreciate the discourse here but I am still looking for solid evidence of your statement and I honestly do not think there is even a remote conclusion in this debate as of yet. There is simply not enough data and studies from independent scientists make such a judgment.

    Thanks
    ~t
    tarmyg please keep in mind that I am referring to GMO's that produce their own pesticides (BT-Toxins) and damage our GI tract (which makes up 75% of our immune system). Also, I am referring to GMO seeds that can withstand being sprayed with unlimited amounts of Roundup (weedkiller).

    I hope you'll read my book (Functional Training with a Fork) regarding this matter. Please keep in mind that the lobbyist are in with the FDA on this ordeal. It's all about money! Look at the research done on animals and what occurs after ingesting Bt-Toxins and Roundup and you try your best to stay away from GMO's. It's everything from birth defects to cancer.

    At this point, I think they need to show us a long-term study that proves GMO's are safe!

    Here's a link for you to begin reading about BtToxins- http://www.nationofchange.org/new-st...ood-1367936953
    r. Mezzomo and his team from the Department of Genetics and Morphology at the Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Brasilia recently performed and published a study done involving testing Bacillus thuringensis toxin (Bt toxin) on swiss albino mice. This toxin is the same one built into Monsanto’s GMO Bt crops such as corn and soy as a pesticide. While Bt toxin has been used quite safely in conventional and organic farming as an occasional spray used when dealing with a pest problem, now it has been engineered to be produced by and present throughout the inside of every cell and intercellular space of the plants themselves, which is why they chose to undertake the study. It should also be noted that as bacteria use lateral transference of genetic material, making it a possibility for this genetic material to become part of the human body’s bacterial bouquet that we depend on for our health (our bodies contain more bacteria cells than human ones by number).

    “…advances in genetic engineering promise the expression of multiple Cry toxins in Bt-plants, known as gene pyramiding. Therefore, studies on non-target species are requirements of international protocols to verify the adverse effects of these toxins, ensuring human and environmental biosafety.

    Due to its growing use in agricultural activities, Bt presence hasalready been detected in different environmental compartments such as soil and water. Consequently, the bioavailability of Cry proteins has increased, and for biosafety reasons their adverse effects might be studied, mainly for non-target organisms. Studies are therefore needed to evaluate Bt toxicity to non-target organisms; the persistence of Bt toxin and its stability in aquatic environments; and the risks to humans and animals exposed to potentially toxic levels of Bt through their diet.

    Thus, we aimed to evaluate, in Swiss albino mice, the hematotoxicity and genotoxicity of four Bt spore-crystals…”

    The scientists already knew that Bt toxin was very toxic and potentially deadly at levels above 270 milligrams per kilogram (basically ppm), so they instead tested levels ranging from 27mg/kg, 136mg/kg, and 270mg/kg for one to seven days (each of the Cry toxins were separated out and tested individually to maximize accuracy and total info). It was quite clear right off the bat that these Cry toxins were quite hemotoxic even at the lowest level of 27mg/kg administered only one time and one day as they clearly had damaged the blood, particularly in reference to red blood cells. The quantity and size of the erythrocytes (RBCs) were both significantly reduced, as was the overall levels of hemoglobin for which oxygen to attach to. All major factors regarding RBCs demonstrated some level of damage present for all levels of toxin administered and across all Cry proteins, although there were some clear variances present between different proteins and levels for certain factors. The white blood cell count was also quite noticeably raised, and as expected it dramatically increased depending on the duration the subject was tested for. The tests clearly demonstrated that Cry proteins were cytotoxic to bone marrow cells, accounting for a portion of the measured effects. It should also be noted that a previous study found that these proteins caused hemolysis (they killed blood cells) in vitro, particularly seeming to target the cell membranes of red blood cells.

    Cry1Ab (the protein produced in common Bt corn and soy) induced microcytic hypochromic anemia in mice, even at the lowest tested dose of 27 mg/Kg, and this toxin has been detected in blood of non-pregnant women, pregnant women and their fetuses in Canada, supposedly exposed through diet [34]. These data, as well as increased bioavailability of these MCA in the environment, reinforce the need for more research, especially given that little is known about spore crystals’ adverse effects on non-target species.”

    While Bt toxin is not known to bioaccumulate in fat cells and internal organs, it is of note that the study demonstrated clearly that there was a significant increase in measurable negative effects of the toxin as time progressed especially concerning the higher doses. Also of note was the increased inflammatory response, while it was quite minor, the scientists consider it to be statistically significant due to the intricacies of their chosen test subjects’ biology. No measurable genotoxicity was found.

    The full results of the study and a more detailed explanation can be found at, along with full citations for this article here.
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    Shock findings in new GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow horrifying tumors, 70% of females die early


    Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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    (NaturalNews) Eating genetically modified corn (GM corn) and consuming trace levels of Monsanto's Roundup chemical fertilizer caused rats to develop horrifying tumors, widespread organ damage, and premature death. That's the conclusion of a shocking new study that looked at the long-term effects of consuming Monsanto's genetically modified corn.

    The study has been deemed "the most thorough research ever published into the health effects of GM food crops and the herbicide Roundup on rats." News of the horrifying findings is spreading like wildfire across the internet, with even the mainstream media seemingly in shock over the photos of rats with multiple grotesque tumors... tumors so large the rats even had difficulty breathing in some cases. GMOs may be the new thalidomide.

    "Monsanto Roundup weedkiller and GM maize implicated in 'shocking' new cancer study" wrote The Grocery, a popular UK publication. (http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology...)

    It reported, "Scientists found that rats exposed to even the smallest amounts, developed mammary tumors and severe liver and kidney damage as early as four months in males, and seven months for females."

    The Daily Mail reported, "Fresh row over GM foods as French study claims rats fed the controversial crops suffered tumors." (Science - Latest Technology News and Pictures | Daily Mail Online...)

    It goes on to say: "The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage. The researchers said 50 percent of males and 70 percent of females died prematurely, compared with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group."



    The study, led by Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen, was the first ever study to examine the long-term (lifetime) effects of eating GMOs. You may find yourself thinking it is absolutely astonishing that no such studies were ever conducted before GM corn was approved for widespread use by the USDA and FDA, but such is the power of corporate lobbying and corporate greed.

    The study was published in The Food & Chemical Toxicology Journal and was just presented at a news conference in London.


    Findings from the study
    Here are some of the shocking findings from the study:

    • Up to 50% of males and 70% of females suffered premature death.

    • Rats that drank trace amounts of Roundup (at levels legally allowed in the water supply) had a 200% to 300% increase in large tumors.

    • Rats fed GM corn and traces of Roundup suffered severe organ damage including liver damage and kidney damage.

    • The study fed these rats NK603, the Monsanto variety of GM corn that's grown across North America and widely fed to animals and humans. This is the same corn that's in your corn-based breakfast cereal, corn tortillas and corn snack chips.

    The Daily Mail is reporting on some of the reaction to the findings:

    France's Jose Bove, vice-chairman of the European Parliament's commission for agriculture and known as a fierce opponent of GM, called for an immediate suspension of all EU cultivation and import authorisations of GM crops. 'This study finally shows we are right and that it is urgent to quickly review all GMO evaluation processes,' he said in a statement. 'National and European food security agencies must carry out new studies financed by public funding to guarantee healthy food for European consumers.' (Science - Latest Technology News and Pictures | Daily Mail Online...)


    Read the study abstract
    The study is entitled, "A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health." Read the abstract here:
    A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health

    That abstract include this text. Note: "hepatorenal toxicity" means toxic to the liver.

    Our analysis clearly reveals for the 3 GMOs new side effects linked with GM maize consumption, which were sex- and often dose-dependent. Effects were mostly associated with the kidney and liver, the dietary detoxifying organs, although different between the 3 GMOs. Other effects were also noticed in the heart, adrenal glands, spleen and haematopoietic system. We conclude that these data highlight signs of hepatorenal toxicity, possibly due to the new pesticides specific to each GM corn. In addition, unintended direct or indirect metabolic consequences of the genetic modification cannot be excluded.

    Here are some quotes from the researchers:

    "This research shows an extraordinary number of tumors developing earlier and more aggressively - particularly in female animals. I am shocked by the extreme negative health impacts." - Dr Michael Antoniou, molecular biologist, King's College London.

    "We can expect that the consumption of GM maize and the herbicide Roundup, impacts seriously on human health." - Dr Antoniou.

    "This is the first time that a long-term animal feeding trial has examined the impact of feeding GM corn or the herbicide Roundup, or a combination of both and the results are extremely serious. In the male rats, there was liver and kidney disorders, including tumors and even more worryingly, in the female rats, there were mammary tumors at a level which is extremely concerning; up to 80 percent of the female rats had mammary tumors by the end of the trial." - Patrick Holden, Director, Sustainable Food Trust.


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    In late 2013, Adams launched the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, where he conducts atomic spectroscopy research into food contaminants using high-end ICP-MS instrumentation. With this research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products to low levels by July 1, 2015.

    In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

    With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

    Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

    Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

    In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released ten popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

    Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.


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    Ronnie.... your common sense never ceases to amaze me!!!


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    Shock findings in new GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow horrifying tumors, 70% of females die early




    Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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    NaturalNews, are you ****ing kidding me? The more you post the more it makes me think of the following line from Heartbreak Ridge, “If you want to pop that puppies can you don’t have to grease him so hard jar head.”


    The day you write a non-congratulatory post that is not in response to something Ronnie wrote I am going to shave my balls.


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    Ronnie.... your common sense never ceases to amaze me!!!

    Check this article out!!!!!



    Shock findings in new GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow horrifying tumors, 70% of females die early


    Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
    Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
    Tags: GMO study, cancer tumors, organ damage










    (NaturalNews) Eating genetically modified corn (GM corn) and consuming trace levels of Monsanto's Roundup chemical fertilizer caused rats to develop horrifying tumors, widespread organ damage, and premature death. That's the conclusion of a shocking new study that looked at the long-term effects of consuming Monsanto's genetically modified corn.

    The study has been deemed "the most thorough research ever published into the health effects of GM food crops and the herbicide Roundup on rats." News of the horrifying findings is spreading like wildfire across the internet, with even the mainstream media seemingly in shock over the photos of rats with multiple grotesque tumors... tumors so large the rats even had difficulty breathing in some cases. GMOs may be the new thalidomide.

    "Monsanto Roundup weedkiller and GM maize implicated in 'shocking' new cancer study" wrote The Grocery, a popular UK publication. (http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology...)

    It reported, "Scientists found that rats exposed to even the smallest amounts, developed mammary tumors and severe liver and kidney damage as early as four months in males, and seven months for females."

    The Daily Mail reported, "Fresh row over GM foods as French study claims rats fed the controversial crops suffered tumors." (Science - Latest Technology News and Pictures | Daily Mail Online...)

    It goes on to say: "The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage. The researchers said 50 percent of males and 70 percent of females died prematurely, compared with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group."



    The study, led by Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen, was the first ever study to examine the long-term (lifetime) effects of eating GMOs. You may find yourself thinking it is absolutely astonishing that no such studies were ever conducted before GM corn was approved for widespread use by the USDA and FDA, but such is the power of corporate lobbying and corporate greed.

    The study was published in The Food & Chemical Toxicology Journal and was just presented at a news conference in London.


    Findings from the study
    Here are some of the shocking findings from the study:

    • Up to 50% of males and 70% of females suffered premature death.

    • Rats that drank trace amounts of Roundup (at levels legally allowed in the water supply) had a 200% to 300% increase in large tumors.

    • Rats fed GM corn and traces of Roundup suffered severe organ damage including liver damage and kidney damage.

    • The study fed these rats NK603, the Monsanto variety of GM corn that's grown across North America and widely fed to animals and humans. This is the same corn that's in your corn-based breakfast cereal, corn tortillas and corn snack chips.

    The Daily Mail is reporting on some of the reaction to the findings:

    France's Jose Bove, vice-chairman of the European Parliament's commission for agriculture and known as a fierce opponent of GM, called for an immediate suspension of all EU cultivation and import authorisations of GM crops. 'This study finally shows we are right and that it is urgent to quickly review all GMO evaluation processes,' he said in a statement. 'National and European food security agencies must carry out new studies financed by public funding to guarantee healthy food for European consumers.' (Science - Latest Technology News and Pictures | Daily Mail Online...)


    Read the study abstract
    The study is entitled, "A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health." Read the abstract here:
    A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health

    That abstract include this text. Note: "hepatorenal toxicity" means toxic to the liver.

    Our analysis clearly reveals for the 3 GMOs new side effects linked with GM maize consumption, which were sex- and often dose-dependent. Effects were mostly associated with the kidney and liver, the dietary detoxifying organs, although different between the 3 GMOs. Other effects were also noticed in the heart, adrenal glands, spleen and haematopoietic system. We conclude that these data highlight signs of hepatorenal toxicity, possibly due to the new pesticides specific to each GM corn. In addition, unintended direct or indirect metabolic consequences of the genetic modification cannot be excluded.

    Here are some quotes from the researchers:

    "This research shows an extraordinary number of tumors developing earlier and more aggressively - particularly in female animals. I am shocked by the extreme negative health impacts." - Dr Michael Antoniou, molecular biologist, King's College London.

    "We can expect that the consumption of GM maize and the herbicide Roundup, impacts seriously on human health." - Dr Antoniou.

    "This is the first time that a long-term animal feeding trial has examined the impact of feeding GM corn or the herbicide Roundup, or a combination of both and the results are extremely serious. In the male rats, there was liver and kidney disorders, including tumors and even more worryingly, in the female rats, there were mammary tumors at a level which is extremely concerning; up to 80 percent of the female rats had mammary tumors by the end of the trial." - Patrick Holden, Director, Sustainable Food Trust.


    Spread the word: GMOs are toxic!
    Share this story. Tweet it, Facebook it, post it.

    See the "What is a GMO" video by Nutiva:
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    Watch the new video on GMOs by Jeffrey Smith:
    Genetic Roulette | The Gamble of Our Lives

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    In late 2013, Adams launched the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, where he conducts atomic spectroscopy research into food contaminants using high-end ICP-MS instrumentation. With this research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products to low levels by July 1, 2015.

    In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

    With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

    Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

    Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

    In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released ten popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

    Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.


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    Thanks for sharing Vince!

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    No the Keto Diet is not sustainable. In fact, it causes chronic inflammation and oxidation inside your body. Without carbs your body becomes dehydrated and constipated. You can also become very depressed from a lack of serotonin. In addition, the lack of antioxidants from fresh fruits and vegetables increases free radical damage and ages the body. The Keto Diet should only be used for a short period for those who are entering a contest and need to eliminate all carbs to lose that last little bit of body fat.
    What do you feel about paleo diet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg View Post
    NaturalNews, are you ****ing kidding me? The more you post the more it makes me think of the following line from Heartbreak Ridge, “If you want to pop that puppies can you don’t have to grease him so hard jar head.”


    The day you write a non-congratulatory post that is not in response to something Ronnie wrote I am going to shave my balls.


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    t, I have a few questions for you.

    1) Why do you think there's all this fuss about the labeling GMO products?
    2) Do you believe we as consumers have the right to know whether or not the foods we eat contain GMO's soaked in Roundup?
    3) How much concern do you think Monsanto, etc., has for our well-being?

    I would also like to say I understand where you are coming from but I encourage you to think outside the box on this very important subject matter. Keep in mind that not long ago they thought tobacco and asbestos was safe! I am of the opinion that much of the US, government funding of research is motivated very explicitly – to benefit industry.Over the years I’ve watched our media become a circus of biased and often silly information. Science is about healthy debate. Uncertainty is resolved by evidence, collected independently and in different ways, and all of which is allowed to stand and to be considered by everyone, but not so for Monsanto!

    The evidence Monsanto has submitted in regard of their application for regulatory approval has been hidden away from public view, and only some has become recently available through Freedom of Information requests. Surely the civilized, and scientific, response now should be to open up the debate. At the very least, the experiments should be repeated to confirm the findings. The behavior of Monsanto and its cronies in seeking to close down debate, and to dismiss and belittle people with differing points of view, has been ridiculous!

    Here's one of numerous studies showing the harmful effects of GMO's/Roundup. Environmental Sciences Europe | Full text | Republished study: long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize

    Final Note: The number of people who are defending GMO crop technology against all the evidence building against it appears to be very very small.
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    What's your experience with people trying to lose weight who work shift work? Alternating from days to nights every two weeks...
    Been trying to get the misses on a stable plan for a while now but her work schedule is such bullshit its hard to know what's best for her

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapology View Post
    What do you feel about paleo diet?
    I feel the Paleo Diet is a good diet, but not a great diet like the Functional Diet.

    The Paleo diet allows unlimited fruits and veggies (carbohydrates) that are of a low-glycemic index. My diet, "The Functional Diet" does not allow unlimited fruits and vegetables because all carbs eventually turn to sugar-hence making you fat and/or damaging your health!

    In addition, I can't find were the Paleo Diet says carbs and fats should not be mixed in the same meal in order to reduce insulin spikes and endotheilium damage.

    I have yet to see a diet that compares to the Functional Diet. It's the diet that all our trainers at our S.C. Gold's Gym are handing out to their clients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cj111 View Post
    What's your experience with people trying to lose weight who work shift work? Alternating from days to nights every two weeks...
    Been trying to get the misses on a stable plan for a while now but her work schedule is such bullshit its hard to know what's best for her
    Shift work can certainly make it more difficult to lsoe weight if you are lacking sleep. The same body fat-loss rules apply to everyone. Reduce carbs before going to bed and don't eat fats when you first wake up. Also, don't mix carbs and fats together in the same meal. Eat protein every meal and focus on non-starchy carbs to fill in the void.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapology View Post
    What do you feel about paleo diet?
    Also, I believe eating a lot of saturated fat from red meat and nuts (claimed as a good thing in the Paleo diet) will put you in an early grave. Contrary to popular belief, our ancestors didn't live longer because they ate red meat and nuts. In fact, they died much earlier than today's generation, but I also understand that modern medicine has something to do with people living longer in today's society.

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