"My story includes some things that might upset some people, I’m sorry if it does, but it’s the truth. I am sharing some very personal things with you because I am real and the effects of GMOs on my life have been profound. If GMOs were labeled it might have saved my son’s life.
It all started about three years ago in the fall of 2010, around Thanksgiving, when our son was 22 years old. He had moved back in with my husband and I almost three years before. He told me he was having gastrointestinal problems, predominately diarrhea that didn’t seem to be going away. At first I thought it was a possible intestinal virus that would clear up on it’s own. I encouraged him to drink lots of fluids and started asking him about what he had been eating.
After the Christmas holidays had come and gone, Joe wasn’t doing any better. I had cleaned out my refrigerator of anything that had expired. Hubby did some maintenance on our dishwasher and I even temporarily hand washed all the dishes. Nothing seemed to help.
After the beginning of the new year, Joe went into the doctor’s to find out what was causing his malady. Test results for bacterial, viral or parasites were done and everything showed up “normal”. It was anything but.
I hadn’t heard about GMOs, nor did I know much about what was being done to our food. I wish I knew then, what I know now and that is what compels me to share this with you. However, I didn’t learn about GMOs until much later in my story.
On March 4, 2011, it was Joe’s 23rd birthday and it was also the day he took his own life.
I did a tribute to Joe, one week after his memorial service. In Memory of Joe show notes share Joe’s picutre and the credits for the music used in the tribute. It was a special edition of my podcast, Ba Ba Blacksheep. See the link below for podcast.
Did you know that 20% of the people in the US have had their lives touched by suicide?
Recent research suggests a connection between our intestinal flora and our brain, especially with respect to depression.
GMO Tryptophan Seratonin – Jeffrey Smith, Executive Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology interviews Stephanie Seneff, PhD
I was feeding my child food filled with toxins and chemicals that I never would have guessed would be allowed in our food. So a part of me will always feel guilty that I didn’t learn more and change Joe’s diet to organic." -Diane
How could she have known? She couldn't! NO ONE thinks to look for ingredients that they do not know about. NO ONE can tell if an ingredient is in a product if it is not labeled. NO ONE can connect a potentially life threatening ingredient to their family member's illness if IT IS NOT LABELED and they DO NOT KNOW that they are feeding it to them! NO ONE!
This is exactly why the opposition DOES NOT WANT GMOs labeled however, they do not want us to be able to link their ingredient to our illnesses. Because then they lose money.
We moms will not let money or denial stop us. We have the gift of gab. We come from love. We will share.
We thank Diane for her courage, authenticity and extraordinary act of generosity in sharing this story and in creating a website to empower others.
To read more about the astounding ways Diane sees that GMOs have impacted her own health, click on the link: