Water, H2O, agua. We have so many names and nicknames for water. Oh,that clear cool liquid quenches our thirst, bathes our wearied bodies and soothes our souls. Water. A 5 letter word that means survival. Survival along every step, crevice and recess found on this planet. Yet, this precious commodity and vital resource is being threatened now. It is being taken to the brink of existence. Is there a point of no return? Can we damage a resource to such an extent that it cannot recover? Well, of this, I am not certain, but what I do know is that we can harm our resources so greatly that we are then put in a compromising situation. One not of enhanced survival but of meager existence. This is what is happening to our water sources.

Research now shows that our water sheds are full of prescription drugs, hormones, pesticide residues, chemicals and the like. We are no longer drinking clean and pure water that nourishes the body, but a toxic concoction of drugs and poisons that detract from health. Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to drink water that has prescription drugs hormones or toxic poisons in it. I don’t want to take, without my knowledge or consent “other people’s psychiatric medications” that then dull my senses and numb me out or hormones that make men grow breasts and women more like men. These atrocities should not be allowed to continue. But what can we do about it? Is there a solution?

My husband is a senior terminal of Missouri Rural Water Association, and it is his job and passion to go around the entire state of Missouri inspecting our water sources. He ensures that we are safe. If he finds a problem or an issue, he addresses it immediately.

Please dispose of your prescription medications responsibly.  The Macon County Sheriff’s office has a disposal site.  It is available 24/7

America the Beautiful

In a society such as ours, a microwave society where we have been bred to believe everything happens in an instant; all cures happen in a moment, and if that doesn’t happen then there something wrong with the technology being used to heal the body or to heal the land or to heal whatever we’re trying to cure.  How does nature actually respond to an illness or non-optimum situation? Does it really heal when given synthetic fertilizers and chemicals that don’t rejuvenate the land, or the opposite deplete the soils further and kill the existing bacterial and fungi web underground? What does it take for nature to heal itself?

Time is one element of the process. It takes time to heal all wounds whether it is concerning one’s body or their land. When our lands and soils have been depleted of their organic matter content from 6 – 7% down to 1 – 2% the land is weak. What makes ground strong and fertile? The healthy web of mycorrhizae fungi (the hyphae and mycelium) that spreads as an underground network equivalent to miles of communication lines underneath one footprint. When this is lost the infrastructure of the entire underground world is lost.

The land becomes sterile of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that it needs to stay healthy. Just like when our bodies become deficient in vital nutrients and minerals, they become weak. There is an element of time in re-growing the land and our bodies. Recognizing that this is a problem is the first step toward reclaiming our bodies and soils health. Then, armed with the tools such as cover crops, the no- till principal, herd rotations and a biodiversity of crops, grasses, insects, pollinators and wild life, the land can be restored to the once lush, fertile, living land it once was which made America great and beautiful.

America the Beautiful
O beautiful for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw
Confirm thy soul in self-control
Thy liberty in law!

Written by Katharine Lee Bates as a poem in 1893 and first published in 1895, it was combined with music composed by church organist Samuel A. Ward in 1910.

An outsiders viewpoint on glyphosate

So what is glyphosate? Other than being a very large word which is difficult to pronounce…it is a chemical used on fields and in gardens as an herbicide ( which means it’s a weed killer).

It is also a crop dessicant – it dries the crop, e.g. wheat, out faster so that it can be harvested sooner. Some of the other benefits touted include more even ripening of the crops and it corrects for uneven crop development due to climate challenges.

It is also an antibiotic, but not the good kind of antibiotic. It’s the kind that kills all the good bacteria in the gut, that’s right, it kills all of the good bacteria in the gut and leaves the harmful bacteria there to reproduce and cause massive damage to our systems leading to leaky gut syndrome and a host of other illness and syndromes. Actually, what has been uncovered is the fact that you would have to give glyphosate at 4,000 times the concentrate before it even touched the bad bacteria (pathogens) in the gut and by that time the chemical has already destroyed the body so what’s the point.

Glyphosate is the main ingredient in Round Up, a product produced by Monsanto. Monsanto was recently purchased by Bayer.

So what is glyphosate? Well from what I understand is that it is an herbicide. A herbicide is an agent that kills weeds. Now you would think this would be great, right? Wrong. And the reason this isn’t great is because of what it does to our body when we consume it. Well, why isn’t it good. Experts claim that we do not have the pathway that glyphosate kills and so therefore it is safe for human consumption, however, the bacteria we have in our gut do in fact have the pathway, the shikimate “probably to complicated a word” pathway, and this pathway is essential for producing aromatic amino acids, etc. that are necessary for our health that we can not produce on our own. Remember, when I mentioned that it was an antibiotic – this is how it negatively effects us. So when this pathway is destroyed, we are indirectly harmed. This has lead to autoimmune illnesses, leaky gut syndrome, a leaky brain- barrier and much much more.

“First hand accounts at office over 20 years”

Glyphosate is also a powerful chelator. A chelator is an element that binds to minerals/metals and transports them to other areas in the body. However, glyphosate is a very powerful chelator and once it binds with the mineral such as manganese it does not release it.

“ so we are gonna be deficient in these things”

Glycine is an amino acid.

Amino acid group and is being confused with glycine. So amino acid chains that need the glycine are mistakenly binding with glyphosate and this is interfering with the chemical reactions and proteins.
Which is leading to severe illnesses and diseases.

Also glyphosate is bad in that it can cross the blood brain barrier and take with it glutamate which functions as a neurotransmitter in the brain. Now the problem with this is that it is highly damaging to the brain in high levels which lead to increased activity in the brain. Glyphosate can also take aluminum across the blood- brain barrier and then deposits in the brain. And as research shows aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer, dementia and senility.

“Roundup used by more than just farmers “

“Sold virtually everywhere”

“So simple to use”

In my office, I am seeing more and more people who have gut issues such as acid reflux aka GERD, colitis, inflammatory bowel syndrome, Chrons disease, etc. But I am also seeing many many issues effecting the brain in adults and children alike such as depression, anxiety, learning disabilities, all in part or entirely because of the destruction of the gut microbiome.