Be Wise Newsletter – Antidepressants Associated with Autism


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How are antidepressants associated with autism?

Antidepressants Associated with Autism: These compelling articles reveal the scientific evidence linking glyphosate (Roundup) to autism. Moms may be depressed due to the upset in their gut flora from ingesting glyphosate (Roundup) in their food. 10% of pregnant women take antidepressants. The children of women who took antidepressants during pregnancy developed higher rates of autism.

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The follow up videos listed below link glyphosate to celiac and other gut disorders, hormonal upsets and more.

Taking Antidepressants While Pregnant May Double Autism Risk

A friend sent me the link to this article with the following introduction to it:

“Researchers have found that taking SSRI antidepressants in the second and third trimester of the pregnancy nearly doubled the rate of autism in children.

We are bringing the new study, which was published yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Pediatrics and announced by a number of media outlets (found here Jama), to your attention as it may be important for your family and friends.

Scientists from the University of Montreal studied the provincial health records of more than 145,000 pregnancies and births in Quebec from 1998 to 2009–the largest study to date.

Autism spectrum disorder is estimated to affect 1.5 to 2 percent of U.S. children, depending on how it is measured, according to the CDC, or one in 45 children.  One report stated that one in ten pregnant women in the U.S. is taking an antidepressant.

Anick Berard, a co-author of the study and professor of pharmacy at the University of Montreal said women with mild or moderate depression may want to consider non drug approaches, such as therapy or exercise, that have been shown to alleviate symptoms.  She said, “What we’re trying to do with this study is basically give data to women.  I am not trying to scare women, but women need to be aware of the risks and benefits of what they’re doing.”

Our email conversation then continued:

Dr. Jo: ” Thanks for the update. That’s news to me. Here’s a thought. More and more we’re learning that the upset in the gut microbiome can contribute to a lot of problems including depression and autism. I wonder how that intertwines with the SSRI antidepressants.

Friend: ” We are working with Dr. Stephanie Seneff on the topic.  She writes regarding depression and autism “Large amounts of serotonin are actually produced in the upper intestines by human cells using tryptophan as the substrate. Our cells are unable to synthesize tryptophan, so they depend on diet and on the gut microbes to supply it.  Tryptophan is a product of the shikimate pathway, which is the biological pathway that glyphosate disrupts (this is a well known fact that Monsanto easily acknowledges).

The shikimate pathway is only in gut microbes, she says.  See her YouTube presentations. Here’s one video: 1 hour

Good shorter presentation on glyphosate causing disease: part one part 2

Shocking, all of it.  Roundup messes with the CYP 450 metabolism and therefore with the antidepressants.”

See dr. Seneff’s YouTube presentations. Here’s one video: 1 hour

Good shorter presentation on glyphosate causing disease: part one part 2


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