Protect Your Baby: 5 Critically Important Reasons To Never Take Folic Acid
As Science uncovers the mysteries of the human body, for health in the 21st Century, we must have New Rules to keep pace and protect your baby and your health.
- Cancer. Folic Acid, in the presence of RoundUp™ (glyphosate herbicide) in our commercial food supply, can work together to cause cancer. Glyphosate is in virtually all corn, soy, and wheat products as well as many other fruits and vegetables.
- Spinal Bifida. If taken in the last trimester of pregnancy, can cause neural tube defects such as Spinal Bifida.
- Gut Bacteria Destroyed. Folic Acid is dependent on the gut-bacteria to jump-start the transformation into useable Folate. But like an antibiotic, glyphosate kills the very bacterial species required to help convert Folic Acid to Folate.
- Liver Damage. Folic Acid takes a punitive toll on the liver’s antioxidant and methylation molecules used to processes it into genuine Folate. This toll leaves the liver vulnerable to free radical damage and fatty congestion.
- Brain Deficiency of Folate. Folic Acid interferes with folate receptors, and some scientists suspect it causes an overt deficiency in the brain—a potential link to Autism and physical defects.
This news shakes the synthetic vitamin industry and outdated medical advice to its core.
Prenatal Folic Acid supplements began as well-intended medical advice to protect unborn babies from Spinal Bifida, and brain defects. Use of Folic Acid–not Folate– is linked to disfiguring diseases of brain, skull, and spine.
Protect Your Baby: Check your labels now!
If it says “Folic Acid” throw it away. It’s dangerous to you and, if pregnant, to your baby.
The Good Guys. “Folate, folinate, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, 5-MTHF, Metafolin®, and Quatrefolic®” are excellent choices.
The definitive research comes from M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) professor, Dr. Stephanie Seneff and colleague, Dr. Anthony Samsel, a research scientist, and public health consultant.
In her brilliant research (published as“Folic Acid And Glyphosate,” in the prodigious Weston A. Price Foundation’s Journal), Dr. Seneff, cites the history and evolution of this now-looming danger.
The problem is that blind Science did not understand the whole picture. Scientists failed to differentiate that human-made vitamins are NOT the same as Nature’s whole-complex vitamins.
While the cheap, stabilized Folic Acid is supposed to help developing babies, the undermining glyphosate herbicide flooded the earth each year with some 5-billion pounds. Cases of Spinal Bifida and cancer continue with over 18,400 lawsuits against the manufacturer. A huge game-changer.
Scientists in other nations—such as all the countries of continental Europe—understood the dangers and opposed mandates to add Folic Acid to foods despite pushy promptings from the U.S.A.
Dr. Seneff links the dastardly duo—glyphosate and Folic Acid—to autism and celiac disease. It interferes with both Folate and Cobalamin (Vitamin B12) life processes. Continued use of Folic Acid can cause a deficiency of Folate in the brain—thus creating the very diseases it was initially intended to prevent.
Take Action NOW!
Do not wait for this information to protect your baby and change the way Big Pharma, Big Grocer, and Big Medicine do business. Your health and your family’s lives are at stake.
- Throw Away All Folic Acid Supplements. That’s any supplement with “Folic Acid” on the label.
- Replace them with safe and effective forms of Vitamin B9 cited above.
- Organic Foods. Dr. Seneff writes, “The best way to maintain adequate supplies of Folate and Cobalamin is to eat a strictly organic diet that is rich in fresh vegetables, seafood, eggs, and grass-fed beef and liver. Particularly good sources of Folate include beef liver, spinach, black-eyed peas, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, avocado, broccoli, mustard greens, green peas, and kidney beans.
- Avoid Commercial Corn, Soy, and Wheat Products. Organic products most often do not have added Folic Acid.
- Concerned about glyphosate in your body? Blessedly, there are effective detoxification measures you can take, starting with supplemental glycine powder (6 gr).day.
As a clinical nutritionist, these discussions about little nuances and vitamins occur at scientific symposiums—conferences that most medical doctors do not attend. In this case, the media is sorely negligent to not broadcast the dire dangers of Folic Acid in light of the ever-burgeoning inclusion of toxic glyphosate into the American food supply.
Thus, please join with me in this mission to protect our upcoming generations, as well as our families. We all have a debt of gratitude for Dr. Seneff. A nation’s health is its heartthrob.
I need links to the scientific literature so I can review this information you are sharing.
Thank you, Shar.
Here’s a link to Dr. Seneff’s research: https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/abcs-of-nutrition/folic-acid-glyphosate/
Take care and best wishes, Jack
Thank you for this info.
My question is this: I take methlyfolate. My Dr suggested that I take folic acid to rebuild the cells that radiation therapy killed in my body. Is methlytlfoalate safe to take if fighting to keep cancer away?
Thanks in advance for any light that you can shed on this.
Hi Robin It seems that your doctor is behind the times re: folic acid. Might be helpful to provide your doctor a copy of Dr. Stephanie Seneff’s article on Folic acid and glyphosate. https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/abcs-of-nutrition/folic-acid-glyphosate/ What your body needs is FOLATE, not folic acid. Just an example of getting nutritional advice form a person who studies diseases rather than health. It’s really caveat emptor. Best to get nutritional-health advice from nutritionists and get medical-disease advice from physicians. Nutritionists don’t tell you to have surgery, and doctors shouldn’t tell you about nutrition–neither have studied the other’s disciplines. Early in their careers, nutritionist chose health and physicians chose disease. We need both disciplines. Now, yes, methylfolate is safe to take. But rather than the risk of overcapitalizing on one form of folate, keep in mind that Folate and Folinic Acid also have other roles in the body and in the gut microbiome. So here’s some simple rules to apply some of the information in the other blog posts (Variety & Diversity) …1) Consider getting a gene test to see if you have SNPs in your MTHFR genes — this will point to a need (or not) for using methylfolate. 2) Use a variety of folates including the ones your oral microbiome makes from green leafy vegetables, folate, methylfolate, etc. So use a multi-sourced folate supplement — but NOT FOLIC ACID! 3) All B vitamins work together, so don’t overcapitalize on just one. Yes, boost folate, but also include the whole B-Complex. I’m glad to recommend if you phone my office 512-328-3996, or simply take a multi-b-complex. I’ve had the pleasure of helping a company develop a B-complex for homocysteine and thiolactone concerns. It happens to include a wide array of folates and B12 and a complete spectrum of B vitamins so it’s perfect in this regard. But you can do it all for yourself, too. I particularly like the certified, organic, plant-based B complexes that are being derived from whole plants. So to support your nutritional health regarding B Vitamins 1) whole plant vitamins are best, 2) barring that, whole B-complex supplements provide a wide array of vitamins for your body to use. Best wishes in your natural health endeavors.
These are really interesting points that you are sharing. Thank you for the glyphosate reference however would you please include all your references for all the points listed.That would be great.
Thanks so much, Melle. You are not alone in your request, so please know that I hear you loud and clear. Will do. In my research reports (published elsewhere), I do extensive citations. Issue is, it takes a while to type out 15 or 20 citations in the proper format. I wasn’t sure that anybody wanted to read the science. So, my editor Kathryn, (bless her patient heart), has shown me how to capture citations from the scientific articles. This will help cut the tedium of typing them all out. Also, as we find that Google and YouTube and Amazon and Apple are all on board with censoring factual, natural health information, many scientific research studies are being hidden from the public. So if I don’t cite the research and how to find it, it may never be found. I subscribe to organizations that post scientific research publications, but only there can I find key info on glyphosate or mercury-amalgam’s link to autism spectrum, etc. Stay tuned here at QuirkyHealthTips, please. I hereby declare that I will have citations of research studies for the key and provocative statements. Take care. I hope to hear from you again soon.
I have a MTHFR gene mutation and need to have B12 injections every 3 months and also supplement daily with folinic acid. Are your comments about folic acid also applicable to folinic acid? If so, what would be a preferred way to combat the MTHFR problem. It would appear from your comments that I should also be taking a multi-B vitamin. Are the components of these synthetic?
Hey Barry: Thanks for your question. Folinic acid is a more metabolically active form of folic acid. It does not require the liver to enzymatically convert it to a form that the cells can use. Folinic acid is one of the several forms of folate that occurs naturally in foods and is a stabile molecule–thus used in supplementation. So you’re good there. Glad you picked up on the need for all the B-vitamins. You body still requires folate (from plant foods for other uses that separate from the methylated form. Same for the various forms of B12, etc. Occasional inclusion of a B-Complex … I often recommend plant-based B vitamins that deliver certified organic, whole complex, whole plant B-vitamins for supplementation … can help ensue overall completion of B-vitamin catalystic activities throughout the body. This can be done with a gentle potency taken 3-4 times a week. Keep in mind that your SNPs in the folate methylation genes may really be reflective of your biochemical individuality, thus not a “mistake.” It’s just that today’s toxic overload –seems that practically everything stresses our detoxification mechanism now with all the plastics, vaccine adjuvants, drugs, industrial emissions, pesticides, fire retardants, chlorine/fluoride, , … (just getting started) … the human detoxification mechanisms are taxed to the max. Your methylcobalamin injections are helping your cells perform a better job of detoxification and other intracellular metabolic activities. But a little oral adenosylcobalamine and hydroxocobalamin can help turn other, necessary metabolic wheels while the injection is helping turn the intracellular metabolic activities. So pleased to know that this clinical nutrition perspective may help support your overall health.