The word around us is in a state of constant change. Understanding the world around us keeps us informed to make better decisions. Here’s my latest attempt to support trusted media outlets efforts to stay current.
Spoiler: Toxic substances are bad for our health. We should stop using them. The media can help us get there by letting everyone know how dangerous they actually are.
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From: Peter Brezny <>
Date: Mon, Aug 15, 2022 at 5:04 PM
Subject: please do an update to your episode on autoimmune disease
Dear Science weekly,
I’m a frequent listener to your show, contributor to the Guardian, Environmental Scientist, Biochemist, and most importantly, Farmer.
Your recent re-run episode on autoimmune disease could use an update. Your guest, James Lee, made no mention about the role of man made substances’ significant contribution to, and direct correlation with, the rise in autoimmune disease in ‘western’ lifestyle countries.
In particular, the link between glyphosate (aka roundup) and autoimmunity has been studied for some time. Mechanisms of autoimmune disease initiation, tied directly to the glyphosate molecule’s documented incorporation into our proteins during DNA transcription, have been proposed.
When glyphosate is substituted for one of our essential amino acids, glycine, into protein structure, it frequently causes folding errors in the protein. These misfolded proteins are then recognized as foreign entities as they emerge from the cells in which they are made, triggering a response from our immune system.
So in this instance at least, contrary to what your guest proposed, we do know why our immune system turns on otherwise healthy cells in our bodies. I hope you will share this information with your followers in an update to this episode. Greater understanding of dangerous chemical substance incorporation into our and other animal proteins, will help spur legislation that could ultimately resolve this problem at its source (release of toxic substances), where we will make much more significant progress than we will by treating the symptoms (autoimmunity).
“Toxic Legacy, how the weedkiller glyphosate is destroying our health and the environment”
–Dr. Stephanie Seneff
And perhaps do a follow up episode with Dr. Seneff to fill in the gaps left by your last guest on this issue of critical importance.
Like plastic pollution, forever chemicals, and toxic herbicides/pesticides/fertilizers, there exists a need to stop focusing on the symptoms, and solve these desperate issues at their source, by discontinuing use of substances incompatible with life on earth. Humanity has survived at high standards of living for generations long before the first plastic bottle, or drop of “crop protection” fluid, or non-stick pan was ever produced.
The invention of these things were for the benefit of mankind, but now that we have the ability to look back on their legacy, it’s time to turn the ship around toward a sustainable future, through the prohibition of substances incompatible with natural decomposition processes, and the promotion of new technologies compatible with our health, convenience, and environment.
Thank you for your time.