Episode 13: Generational Toxicity
Episode 13: Generational Toxicity
Dr. Pompa, I always get so excited when I get to get on the show with you and on with the other health hunters that are really seeking health. A lot of the things that we get to share are pretty inspirational. I believe this topic, although it’s kind of scary, is quite inspirational because many of us are struggling, even me at times, with insulin resistance, weight loss resistance. One of the things we do pride ourselves on is getting to the cause, finding answers, hunting out the truth so that we can bring it on the show.
The topic today is one of those ones that – guys, just buckle up. Please get your notepad out and share this one with your friends. This is one that definitely is in our wheelhouse. Dr. Pompa is speaking at Bulletproof on this with Dave Asprey. He’s also doing a low carb event. He travels the world speaking on this particular topic.
He was so excited about it this morning. We switched from our Alzheimer’s topic to bring this to you. It’s called Generational Toxicity and how that is affecting not only your health, but this epidemic of weight loss and obesity. Weight loss, you’re going to find out on today’s show, and when share this show with others, that it’s not your fault. It’s a generational toxicity issue. Dr. Pompa’s going to reveal why on today’s show that is the biggest issue that we’re facing today with weight loss challenges.
You know, Warren, this is an important show to share because many people today, and we have doctors that I trained around the countries doing hundreds of heavy metal tests, and we realize that this is a generational problem. You might say how did I get this in me? Where did this come from?
We have to realize that generational toxicity is effecting four generations two different ways, meaning you physically inherit these chemicals. I’m going to talk about some studies that I’ve been digging up preparing for these big lectures because this is about something I’ve been talking about for years, but you want to get some of the newest stuff out there. It’s effecting four generations by turning on certain genes.
I think in past shows we talked about the study at Duke University where they gave one set of identical twin mice a certain toxin and the other set of identical twin mice, the same exact DNA and same exact food and same exact environments, but they gave one a toxin chemical and it turned on a gene that went generational. The next generation of mice was born doomed to become obese. That’s exactly what happened. They became little teenage mice, and they just became obese. It didn’t matter what they ate or how much they exercised.
Physical inheritance and then also the gene being turned on is being inherited. This is what we’re facing. Because of the sins of the past, we’re facing this obesity crisis now. It’s because of things that happened already.
I just want to put a visual for people, especially folks in their 40s. The millennials might not remember this or younger. When I used to go to the beach on Lake Erie or we did a family trip to Florida or we went on a cruise back in the days in the 80s, Carnival Cruise line when that was really popular, you looked around and the kids had their shirts off, and they were all skinny. They were thin, most of them.
There was the one or two kids in your class that had challenges. Because they were the outcast, they got made fun of. I remember those people in my school just because of the trauma they had. I remember them as an individual and felt bad for them, but at the same time I was judging them as a child because it was such an oddity when everyone wasn’t and they were.
Today when I go down to the lake down here or if I travel and I go to resorts, all these kids’ faces are puffed out. I would say 50% of the children I see today are morbidly obese, and most of the rest of them are overweight. Some of them that are thin probably have the opposite going on where there’s some different hormone issues, fatty liver, that’s keeping them thin. This is a serious epidemic, but when you look at these people today, one, they’re not being judged as much because it’s more the norm, but it should not be so.
When you’re a thinner person or you’re a health hunter and you see that from your model of the world, you might be like those poor children. Their parents typically are feeding them things that they probably shouldn’t. If we ate that 15, 20 years ago, it wouldn’t have thrown us into morbid obesity. We’d be hyper, we’d be moving towards prediabetes, but we wouldn’t be out of the womb plump and fat and stay that way. Does that make sense to all of us out there?
This is a generational toxicity, genetic expression, as Dr. Pompa passed onto you, that’s causing these kids not to have a chance, and their body has just adapted that way because of their genetics. They’re going to miss out on a lot of opportunity because of that. This is a generational toxicity, but this is generational sin, if you will, and this is generational destruction because these children are our future leaders if we don’t get this message out.
What you said about sin, the Bible talks about sin effecting four generations. We know that sin is attached in our DNA, if we want to look at it from a scientific standpoint. We know that alcoholism that is a gene that can be triggered and turned on and it can be handed down, generationally even turned on. Sin effects four generations.
Just to repeat myself, but worth it, this is happening two ways. Physical inheritance of the toxins, I want to prove that with some studies, and it’s also turning on the gene. We are affected two ways. Now we’re seeing this explosion of hormone related problems. We’re seeing explosion of weight loss resistance, people who just can’t lose weight despite what they’re eating, and thyroid, diabetes.
I can keep going down the list, but nobody’s looking. I think people are looking at what toxins are affecting them now, and there is one that’s making this whole problem even greater. When we look at two toxins, if we just focus on two, and then we’ll talk about a third because I say in my lectures there’s three toxins effecting four generations.
When we look at the studies on lead because this is how I learned this, my wife had different hormone problems. Her mom ended up dying of cancer, and she had breast cancer first and ended up 12 years later dying of uterine cancer. I knew her hormones were disrupted. She dealt with the cancer in the first one. It was a success.
They treated it with chemo, the whole thing. Of course, she was a breast cancer survivor. I said to her, “You have to get upstream and figure this out. Otherwise, you’re going to end up with another cancer.” “Well, that’s not what my doctor said. I’m cured.”
It was ten years later exactly, and that’s typically what happens, that the uterine cancer came about. The question was never asked what was disrupting her hormones. Lead, in fact, was the issue. Then my wife started developing certain hormonal symptoms, heading down the same road. We measured her lead levels, off the chart, and it gave an explanation of why we weren’t successful trying to balance her hormones.
There lay a new problem. We dealt with the upstream problem, and my wife changed. However, all of a sudden we birthed two boys, and they started having digestive issues, different things. The one we called the Banshee, that was Izik. Do you remember Izik?
My son, Daniel, had major gastro disrupt despite perfect nursing, all these things; diarrhea, constipation, even as a baby before he even ate food. We realized later that they, in fact, inherited my wife’s lead, who had extremely high levels. We measured their levels, off the chart. We learned it the hard way, from pain to purpose. We’re going to talk about this more when we get back how it affects you.
Awesome, guys. We’re back. We’re discussing progeny, generational triggers for the [10:15] gene causing children to be fat right out of the gate and this generation toxicity issue.
I would say, Dr. Pompa, my mom suffered with depression. She had 14 amalgam fillings. I got very sick as well. The mercury, the lead, she was in a lead generation that made me very sick, same situation. Sick mom, sick kid, allergies from birth.
When I got sick, I had same symptoms that she had and probably the same genetic makeup. We’ve done some of our genetic testing, and we both have some of those genes. I don’t know if there’s a gene for depression and anxiety because that’s one of the biggest issues I think many health hunters face and the world faces outside of obesity.
There’s always genes that can be turned on. We have susceptibility. Genes don’t make us sick, but they can be triggered, and toxins and stressors do that.
I was expressing the same genes as her, was dysfunctional until I got those genes turned back off through diet, fats that you taught me about, and then methylation priority principle. There’s a couple scientists that worked on that and have coined that. I’m spacing their names. I want to give them credit.
Those genes were triggered for me back off so that I had a normal life. My mom hasn’t been able to turn those genes off, and she’s still suffering to this day, Dr. Pompa. He’s closing his door. He’d rather a puppy walk in than a cell phone.
Here’s the really cool thing. It’s not so cool. Any time my mom faces a stressor in her life, she can’t adapt, and it literally puts her on the couch. When I moved away, it was another stressor. When I moved away to college, that happened. If I leave for an extended period of time and I’m not there for them, they just can’t adapt to stress.
Now they can’t enjoy their grandchildren. They can’t travel. This generational toxicity issue is huge for us and for our listeners because you can have those genes and that gene expression back so that you can enjoy your grandchildren, so that you can travel and have the life that you’re designed to have. This is one of those reasons why we stick and focus on this. Of all the topics we get to explore here on Health Hunters, this is the one that needs to be shared the most.
Scientific American, who we’ve actually quoted some other great studies, they’re on the cutting edge of bringing out new studies, and it’s fun. We’ve done an exercise on Scientific American and other great topics. This one, here is the title, Scientific American, Mothers’ Lead Exposure Could Affect Newborns’ Brains.
There’s no doubt about it, it’s affecting the newborns’ brains because this is a problem through mom into baby. In this particular study, they looked at different scores, reflexes, other skills that would indicate brain development. According to this new study that was out of China, it was dramatic. It was absolutely amazing. When we look at that, we say obviously this is a problem growing.
This was another study, lead in violent crimes. This is crazy, but as the lead goes up and they were just looking at blood values, not even what was actually in tissue; as lead rises, there is a perfect correlation with the amount of violent crime. Obviously, that plays off the other study that we’re looking at lead in the brain and the nervous system and what it does.
Here’s another one. This is a brand new one. This is blood lead levels and association with body mass index and obesity in China. This was done with SPECT study, so a very accurate way.
Here’s basically the conclusion of the study. The rise of the prevalence of obesity coincides with increased exposure to environmental toxins, particularly those called endocrine disrupting chemicals, and lead is in that group. We’re talking about a perfect correlation of obesity in lead levels. This is thousands of people in this study.
Here’s one more, a longitudinal study of chronic lead exposure in physical growth in Boston. We’re taking this one home to the US in Boston children. Here’s the results of the study; results suggested that chronic lead exposure in childhood may result in obesity that persists into adulthood. Herein lies the problem; these are new studies.
I had a personal encounter with lead exposure. Did I ever tell you this story, Dr. Pompa? I think I may have. This is to speak to what you’re saying. Speaking of violent crimes, not that I did a violent crime, but I thought I was losing my mind.
I literally was cleaning up a lead battery site because I did environmental cleaning. For the health hunters that don’t know, I have a master’s degree in toxicology and chemistry. I was cleaning up this lead battery dump, which I used to do back in the day when I didn’t realize this stuff was toxic. I’m cleaning it up. I’m not wearing a mask because it was in a public setting and I didn’t want to throw any red flags out there.
The lead that’s in lead batteries is extra toxic. I don’t know if it’s methylated or something, Dr. Pompa, but the lead battery side of things, it’s not like touching lead. It’s not going to get into your skin, but it’s a different form that’s highly absorbable into the bloodstream and body. I remember going home that night, and I literally had an out-of-body experience where I had some ghost in my room over me.
I was asking people if I was just losing my mind because it was so real. It wasn’t until years later that I realized that if you had an acute exposure where lead is actually in your blood, you can have hallucinations and think you’re going crazy. The same thing for mercury, obviously, mad as a hatter. This stuff has personally impacted not just me but many people. The scary part is it’s not chewing on lead chips any more. It’s chewing on your own mom’s laden lead that’s being passed on to you.
Let me explain that. Ladies, when you’re pregnant, you naturally lose bone. It’s normal. The bone remodels, but the problem is that most of the lead is stored in our bones as a protective device keeping it out of our nervous system. Then out comes the lead when you lose the bone, and it ends up in the brain. Of course, it’s ending up in the brain of babies in utero.
Here’s another one. This is another way this is impacting us. This is brand new stuff right here. In this particular study, early life exposure to lead causes a long-lasting impact on the gut microbiome. That’s what we talked about in some of the past shows.
Our good bacteria in our gut effects how our brain works, how our body works, even impacts our metabolism, how we burn fat for energy. In the change of the gut microbiome caused by the lead contributes to an increased body weight in adult life. In this study they’re looking at your lead exposure that you got from birth and creating obesity later in life, and you didn’t even do anything, and you’re wondering why you’re fat and can’t lose weight despite eating better than your friends. Do you see the problem here? This is a major discovery.
I can’t even believe no one else is speaking about it as I gather my weapons for my talks. I’m looking at these studies going my gosh, it’s even further than I thought, this correlation of toxins in utero from mom turning on bad genes, effecting our microbiome, and physical inheritance right into our nervous system. Listen, when we get back, let’s talk about mercury because that’s the second toxin that we’re inheriting, and wait until you hear this information.
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Yes, we are, health hunters. Here we go. One thing that was going through my mind as you were sharing that, Dr. Pompa, is how the world is capitalizing like Weight Watchers, SlimFast. The calorie restriction thing is still out there, right?
We have all those shows that list how that doesn’t work, those types of diets and programs, Weight Watchers. You lose some pounds through going into starvation mode and some of the things that are surrounded by that. Ultimately, the main cause is what we’re talking about here today is this generational toxicity issue. Then we just want to think starve kids, which we don’t want our kids to eat so much. We have those topics, but it’s really sad that we’re in this place and more people, like Dr. Pompa said, are not talking about this.
Mercury is another big one, and if you don’t think you’re affected by mercury, think again. Ask your mom, did you have silver fillings in when you birthed me? If the answer’s yes, guess what? According to studies, you have a lot of mercury in your brain.
I told my story on past shows, so I’m not going to retell it, but I didn’t know what was wrong. At a certain point my thyroid wasn’t functioning right even though my blood work was normal. My adrenals, I couldn’t adapt to any stress at all. All of it was disrupting my hormones, period. I knew that the problem wasn’t downstream at the thyroid and adrenals.
After a period of time I was trying to fix those things, and it just wasn’t working. Certain things get better, certain things worse. I knew the problem was in the pituitary hypothalamus. By the way, that’s the center of your brain that controls your hormone system, your thyroid, your adrenals, etc. I knew the problem as there, I just didn’t know what was wrong.
One day I found the study, and it talked about the number of fillings in your mouth is proportional to how much they find in the brain. That particular study was printed in one of the most prestigious scientific journals called [20:59]. That got me looking. Then I found the [21:03] study. Gustav [21:06] was an incredible guy, did a lot of good studies.
You did a good job saying his name, by the way. You did really well.
This was out of the University of Munich. This study, he was the first to show the number of fillings, mom, in your mouth was proportional to how much mercury they found in the babies’ brains in utero. This was done on autopsy studies, so very accurate. We realize now that how much mercury you have in your mouth, yes, it affects your brain, but it’s inherited right into the baby’s brain.
There’s so many studies showing this. Again, I can go through multiple different studies on this. As a matter of fact, on one of my PowerPoints, I just picked out four or five studies proving this beyond that [22:01] study. Mother’s dental amalgams increase childhood exposure to mercury before and after birth. That was the whole study that was done.
Here’s another one; prospective study of prenatal mercury exposure from moms’ dental amalgams and autism severity. What they found in this study was the level of how serious the autism was. Of course, there’s other exposures that can drive that. However, when they looked at the number of fillings mom had, it was really an indicator of how severe the autism was. How about that? Then the Tagum study, they looked at and analyzed –
It proves that it caused autism. I guess you really can’t [22:47].
I guess there’s multiple stressors.
There’s multiple stressors, but you are saying autism severity. They proved that. I didn’t even know that existed. It’s about time.
The Tagum study, they looked at mercury amounts in mom and how much they found in cord blood, breast milk, the meconium – that’s what surrounds the baby at birth – and the infant’s hair. Once again, direct correlation of what was in mom’s fillings, how many she had, and what they were finding in all of these different tissues in utero. This is something that is not being talked about, unfortunately. This is something that’s affecting so many people.
It happened before you even took your first flu shot, which there’s still mercury and aluminum in it, which brings me to the third toxin. I don’t want to leave mercury yet. Let’s save the third one for the last segment of the show, so stay tuned because the third toxin is effecting the new generation even more. It makes the lead and mercury even worse.
I want to go back to the mercury thing really fast because I want to give you some warnings. The number of fillings in your mouth is proportional to how much we find in your brain. You have to understand that those fillings contain 50% mercury. I kind of went flying by that. That mercury vaporizes into your brain every day.
I know you’ll go to your dentist and find out that these things are fine. Maybe they leech, but it’s too small to matter. Maybe you have silver fillings, but you know what? They’re 25 years old, 30 years old. It’s done. It’s fine.
That’s not true. You all should Google the smoking tooth video. That’s a 25 year old filling. Watch the mercury vapor come off that. The point is, it ends up in the brain. This is an epidemic problem just on amalgam fillings, but we’re not even talking about other exposures. Warren, you got poison from cleaning up mercury oxide.
Yeah and heavy metals. I had 14 amalgam fillings. No wonder why I was a little bit of a jacked up child growing up with allergies. I had issues with relationships. I didn’t sleep well. I just always feel like I was behind everybody else, and it was tough.
You gained a lot of weight. You were over 200 pounds, which if you knew Warren, you’d be like really? You can’t even imagine him over that amount.
I was a great fat model, just so you know. I spread it everywhere evenly and hit a lot of it in my legs. It was a rough existence. That’s what inspires all of us.
We talked about weight loss. Obviously, all of this can drive the inability to lose weight, weight loss resistance. Those of you trying to gain weight who just lose muscle, I call it skinny fat. That was me. I lost muscle and gained fat around my waist.
This affects you multiple ways. It’s not just about obesity. Let me give you some other symptoms when you look at maybe mercury is my issue; how about depression, fatigue, anxiety, forgetfulness, face and eyelid muscle twitching. Warren, we had all of these.
Digestive issues, had that. I couldn’t eat anything. I was allergic to the planet and didn’t know why. Constipation, diarrhea, went through both of those. Frequent bad breath; Warren, we had a saying, four foot dragon, meaning four feet away and you could still smell bad breath. That’s a bad thing.
Constant body odor, we both had all these; dizziness, irritability. My wife, I don’t even know how she lasted. Sound sensitive, I couldn’t even watch a movie. I couldn’t even go to movies. I couldn’t handle the sound literally, and it became all types of different sounds.
Brain fog, I went from a photographic memory to no memory. Abnormal menses, my wife said I did have that one. Low body temperature is actually how I ended up really discovering I had mercury poisoning, cold hands, feet, ringing and heartbeat in the ears, insomnia, Candida issues, unexplainable anger. Bottom line is I just went through a list of common mercury symptoms. I had them all including abnormal menses.
Many people suffer with that stuff, and they don’t even realize it. They’re just pushing through life. In my estimate, Dr. Pompa – I don’t know what yours would be – but I’d say that that 75% of America has some form of symptom related to heavy metal toxicity that don’t even recognize that it’s there. It’s so sad, and it’s one of these things where we need to drive people to this podcast and website to get the understanding they need to get their lives back. We’ll be right back.
All right, health hunters. We are back. I wanted to just say something before we get into the third toxin that’s generationally wrecking genetics and hurting people in such a massive way. One of the first people, and we want to honor him today, and I know you know who I’m talking about right now. Do you know who I’m talking about?
He just passed away. He was one of the ones that really helped with some of his protocols with DMSA, DMPS, and amalgam illness that really brought it to a lot of the understanding and a lot of the protocols we give him credit for. Do you know who I’m talking about?
Dr. Andy Cutler.
We want to honor him on this show. He wrote the book, Amalgam Illness, just a great fellow. He died of a heart attack. That was just a few days ago, so as we move into this third toxin, he was one of the major impacts on exposing amalgam illness and doing some very controversial work to bring this to the forefront.
He was the first to talk about using real binders, real chelators, and using them correctly within their half life. Our educated audience in this area will understand DMSA, even in the autism world, which I’d like to talk a little bit about. They were using DMSA one time a day every other day and DMPS and the IVs. How dangerous these things are because they’re used incorrectly. They’re real binders. They’re real chelators, but you have to use them more frequently within their half life so when they go away, these binders and chelators, the mercury or the lead doesn’t redistribute. There’s a proper protocol.
I think my criticism always in the area of detox for alternative medicine is that they use weak binders, cilantro/chlorella. These things are good for other chemicals, but not good for things like heavy metals. They make it worse.
The allopathic side of medicine is making a mistake by using these IVs in these chelators and redistributing more of the mercury and lead throughout the body. We have to do it right, and that’s our passion, training doctors around the country to do cellular detox right. We have to get this stuff out of the brain. If you don’t, you won’t get well, bottom line. It’s in there.
With that said, in 2012 there was a study done by a very bright woman. She’s the senior scientist out of MIT, Stephanie Seneff. In this particular study, it basically showed that glyphosate – this is a chemical that is being sprayed. We’ve talked about it on past shows, but it’s the active ingredient in Roundup. It’s being sprayed on our entire food supply unless it’s 100% organic. Even then, there could be winds blowing it, rain fall carry it.
We’re being exposed to this since the 70s, especially the 80s, and it keeps going up every decade, the amount we’re exposed to. There’s billions of pounds sprayed every year on our food. Her study in 2012 showed that glyphosate, this chemical, makes both mercury, aluminum, and other heavy metals more toxic by allowing them to go deeper into our brain, deeper into our body. We have now added a perfect storm.
We’ve been inherited mercury and lead without even leaving the gate, and now we add this glyphosate, which is driving it deeper, causing even more chemicals to cross into the brain. There’s a doctor named Nancy Swanson who did correlation studies. If you look at a correlation study with glyphosate and dementia because now we’re seeing dementia and Alzheimer’s in 40-year-olds and even younger; as a matter of fact, out of the University of Virginia, they actually did a study recently. They found that over the age of 26 we basically found 100% of the people studied at that age and over had signs of Alzheimer’s already.
When we look at the projections of dementia and Alzheimer’s, that gives an explanation of why we’re going to see at one point three-quarters of the population over the age of 65. That’s a really scary statistic. When you look at her correlation studies, glyphosate and dementia rose at the same time. You see it rising in the ladies in the 90s and by the time we hit the 2000s, it’s just this rocket upwards. It’s perfectly correlated, dementia and glyphosate use.
If we look at dementia and autism, they rose at the same time. You could almost say this glyphosate chemical causes autism, but her study showed that it’s more complicated than that because the glyphosate is allowing these chemicals that these kids are already exposed to and more with the increase in vaccination schedules to enter into the brain. Once again, autism looks exactly like the same curve as dementia, correlating perfectly with the glyphosate use. It’s really scary when you look at that.
Here’s another one. Nancy Swanson put this one out, obesity over the US, same curve with glyphosate. Again, when you look at it in the 90s, just skyrocketing. When you hit the 90s and 2000s, forget it. Obesity goes off the chart. When you look at when glyphosate was introduced into our food chain, which is 1975, Google it yourself, folks, but this is a scary correlation.
One thing our listeners can do, if you want to check your toxicity, we have a website. I didn’t tell anyone this because I really haven’t publicized it, Dr. Pompa. You probably don’t even know about this one. It’s called toxicityscore.com.
If you go to toxicityscore.com, we’ll put this in the show notes, we’ll do a pretty detailed using thousands of our practitioners that we trained, the top symptoms and some of the things that you may be choosing in your lifestyle to give you a score. Then there’s all kinds of customized reports and things to help you learn what you need to do next. Some of it’s education in more detail on weight loss, pain, anxiety, depression, how toxicity can be the cause of a lot of those. Toxicityscore.com is a great resource. My other question for you, Dr. Pompa, because I don’t know your latest research, is glyphosate the third toxin that effects four generations? I’m making that assumption because you said that in the show.
It is. You have your lead and mercury inherited, and then the glyphosate is what this generation has been exposed to. It’s the rocket fuel. We could talk about other things. We could talk about mold, but we know without leaving your mom’s utero, we’re being exposed to lead and mercury. Now we’re adding this glyphosate, which is the rocket fuel soaring it up.
When you look at sugar consumption, sugar consumption rose through the 1900s. It kept going up all the way to 2000. When you look at when glyphosate was introduced in 1975, that’s when obesity really soared. It actually correlates better with glyphosate than even sugar.
Can you believe that? It’s remarkable. It’s how this is affecting our hormones, obesity. Obviously, we mentioned all the other different conditions, but this is a problem that nobody’s really talking about except us.
We talked about these toxins. We create the problems. If you have mercury amalgam fillings, you have to get them out. Go to iaomt.org, interview the dentists. Find one that really knows what he’s doing, even travel if you need to.
It’s that important because if you do it wrong, you’re in big trouble. Don’t do it if you’re pregnant. All of those things, we have previous shows on that. You can ask us questions down below this article in this podcast as well on HealthHunter.TV.
You’ve got to eat organic. I was going to say that because if you have these things like amalgam fillings, you do not want to cause that gapping in your gut to cause the accelerated infusion of these toxins into your body through leaky gut and all the issues that glyphosate causes, especially for your children. We usually feed our kids all organic or try to get them organic milk and do all those things, and maybe we sacrifice our health.
Eating organic and non GMO is going to be a big one. If something is non GMO, it doesn’t mean they’re not getting sprayed. Don’t confuse it. If it’s non GMO, they still could be loaded up with glyphosate. Grapes are non GMO, but they’re still loaded with glyphosate because they spray them.
GMO just has extreme levels of glyphosate. Avoid it!
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