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The latest episode of CHD.TV’s “The Empower Hour” features interviews with Carole Grieve of Food Integrity Now, Anne Williams, R.N., of Parents Against MiraLAX, and Dr. Eric Plasker, author of “100 Year Lifestyle.”
Honeycutt opened the show with Grieve, who provided a roundup of some of the latest food news, including breaking news on candy, coffee and UK regulations on genetically modified foods and GMOs.
Grieve talked about many trending news stories, including:
- Just in time for Halloween, 500 tonnes (1,120,000 pounds) of contaminated Indian GMO rice used for sweets for the Mars candy bar company have been recalled for contamination.
- Finland has developed a way to create lab-grown, GMO coffee.
- The UK government removed costs and farming regulations so companies and research organizations can conduct more trials to sell gene-edited crops, GMOs and gene-edited animals.
- Japan is selling genome-edited tomatoes, which are known to contain GABA, an an amino acid that serves as the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter between nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and which has a “calming effect” on people.
Following Grieve’s news roundup, Williams, a registered nurse who works in hospice care, described what happened when her 12-year-old son with pre-existing health issues began taking daily MiraLAX, an over-the-counter medication made by Bayer.
Her son’s pediatrician recommended the medication, despite the drug not being approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for children under 16.
After six days of night terrors, insomnia and withdrawn behavior, her son was admitted to a mental health unit for three days, against her wishes.
“MiraLAX is the trade name for the generic drug polyethylene glycol-3350, known as PEG,” Williams said. She explained PEG is in many medications on the market, and in countless products families use every day.
“We do believe polyethylene glycol is breaking down inside the gut into very neurotoxic ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol,” Williams said. Her facebook group, Parents Against MiraLAX, provides resources on MiraLAX for parents whose children were injured by the product.
Plasker, a father and chiropractor, spoke about the mechanism behind the type of injuries caused by products containing PEG.
Plasker also discussed how he believes people have an innate ability to heal themselves. “We have an entire healthcare system with the ladder leaning against the wrong wall,” he said.
“We are looking outside of ourselves, outside of our food, outside of our bodies for solutions to cover up symptoms while our bodies get sicker and sicker and sicker. The reality of it is that we have the best pharmacy in the whole world inside of our bodies.”
Watch this week’s episode here:
Next up: Honeycutt will interview regenerative organic farmer Mark Doudlah of Doudlah Farms.
“The Empower Hour” is hosted by Zen Honeycutt. Each week Honeycutt invites you to become part of the solution and a partner in building healthy communities using the time-tested tools of nutrition, detoxification and healthy lifestyle choices. As author of “Unstoppable: Transforming Sickness and Struggle into Triumph,” and founding director of Moms Across America, a nonprofit raising awareness about GMOs and related pesticides in our food, Honeycutt is committed to educating and empowering mothers and others with actions and solutions to create healthy communities. Step out of the fear and into your personal power.