Presenter: Stephanie Seneff, PhD
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In 1998, the United States government initiated a mandate that wheat-based products should be fortified with folic acid. Today, 1seventeen years later, Europe has yet to implement a similar policy. Who is right? Anecdotally, people with gluten intolerance in the U.S. often find that they can eat bread in Europe without problems. Is the folic acid part of the reason? Folic acid is a synthetic, oxidized, unmethylated form of vitamin B9. It stresses the liver to convert it to methyl tetrahydrofolate. The chemistry is complex, but my research leads me to believe that excessive supplementation with folic acid is contributory to autism and Celiac disease, as well as other diseases currently on the rise in the U.S. It plays into the MTHFR folate trap and cerebral folate deficiency syndrome. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the pervasive herbicide, Roundup, is complicit with folic acid.