Your Brain On Glyphosate w. Dr. Stephanie Seneff (ep 42)

Written by Erik Levi, FNTP — Updated on June 24, 2021

We’re talking glyphosate with one of the leading researchers on the topic, Dr. Stephanie Seneff.  Stephanie is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the biochemistry and severity of glyphosate’s exposure on humans.  Be sure to follow Stephanie for more on this very important topic.


Who Is Stephanie Seneff

Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She has a BS degree from MIT in biology and a PhD from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science.   Her recent interests have focused on the role of toxic chemicals and micronutrient deficiencies in health and disease, with a special emphasis on the pervasive herbicide, glyphosate, and the mineral, sulfur. Since 2008, she has authored over three dozen peer-reviewed journal papers on these topics.  She is writing a book on glyphosate, titled “Toxic Legacy: How the Weedkiller Glyphosate Is Destroying Our Health and the Environment,” which is expected to be released by Chelsea Green publishers on July 1 2021. She has recently become fascinated with the role of deuterium (heavy hydrogen) in health and disease, and the potential benefits of deuterium-depleted water to healing.


  • Stephanie’s Book “Toxic Legacy”
  • Greg Nigh Podcast about Sulfur
  • Started as a software engineer
  • Interest started with observing the rise in autism
  • Professor Don Huber talking about glyphosate
  • Glyphosate affects the gut and ultimately neurotransmitter
  • Glyphosate is an endocrine disruptor
  • Rat study showed it only took 4 months of low dose glyphosate exposure to do damage
  • Glyphosate originally used to extend the life of GMO crops
  • The highest rates of glyphosate are in “non-GMO” crops
  • Glyphosate contributing to the obesity epidemic
  • Glyphosate holds onto environmental chemicals in the body
  • Glyphosate suppresses Cytochrome P450 enzymes, along with aromatase
  • Glyphosate suppresses vitamin D metabolism
  • Glyphosate can disrupt short-chain fatty acids
  • Makes excess propionate which shows autism connection in mice
  • Glyphosate kills bifidobacteria and lactobacillus and expresses more clostridia and yeast overgrowth in the gut
  • Study showing correlation between glyphosate and mental health issues and cancer
  • Glyphosate suppresses glutathione metabolism
  • Flavoproteins
  • Cant optimize NAD with glyphosate
  • Can’t make ATP with glyphosate, leads to chronic fatigue
  • Arachidonic Acid can act as an endogenous cannabinoid, glyphosate makes it bad
  • Sulfur is good for combatting glyphosate.  Taurine is good.
  • Glyphosate linked to Amyloid-Beta found in Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Glyphosate tied to sperm motility and infertility
  • Deuterium Depleted Water
  • Sulfate can trap deuterium in the blood and help structure internal water
  • Deuterium can break down ATP pumps and create Reactive oxygen species
  • Hydrogen gas is naturally deuterium depleted and can help produce beneficial methane in the gut
  • Gerald Pollock – Red light can create structured water internally
  • Book: Toxic Legacy
About the author:

Erik Levi, FNTP

Erik Levi is a co-founder of and a certified holistic nutritional therapy practitioner.

As an NTP Erik takes a nutrition first approach to health. He has worked with many different people to help them use nutrition to optimize their quality of life.

Erik believes that mental health is a physiological process and cognitive enhancement is not something that can be achieved by just taking some pills with good Amazon reviews.

Instead, true cognitive enhancement comes with the right balance of nutrients, movement, and gratitude. Erik continues to stay up to date with the most current nootropic and holistic health research and promises to deliver the best solutions possible.

You can check out his personal health blog/podcast/YouTube Channel all under the name Holistic A-Hole.

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