If bacteria in our gut can alter our brain functions, mood, and thinking clarity, then I think it would be safe to say that corn syrup may be altering your DNA. Consuming a commercial product—made using bacteriological production methods—could have an adverse effect on our health, mental clarity, and even the expression of our genes.
Corn Syrup And Its Derivatives
Here, I am specifically referring to corn syrup and its derivatives, dextrose, maltose and high fructose corn syrup. Highly fermentable sugars made from corn starch. They may seem pretty harmless on the surface since they are made from corn. But, maybe they are not so harmless after all. The majority are made from GMO (genetically modified) corn. When you dig deeper into the production methods and learn more about the process, things become less simple.
The Chemical Process Of Making Corn Syrup
First, the starch has to be separated from the corn kernels. They do this by mixing water with sulfur dioxide. Sulfur dioxide is a toxic gas emitted from volcanoes. When you burn a match, that smell is sulfur dioxide gas.
After a few more processes all of the starch has been separated. The producer then uses enzymes excreted from bacteria and fungi. These bacteria and fungi also have been genetically modified to meet commercial production needs for replicability. One of the more common forms of bacterium used is Bacillus licheniformis which is most commonly found in dirt.
Corn Syrup Is Made From Bacterial Excretions
Bacillus species produce enzymes called α-amylase through excretion. Excretion is a nice sounding word but let’s put it in context. What is human excrement? Feces, shit, poop, doo-doo whatever you want to call it. It’s a waste product in this form and contains genes and DNA. Remember the mice who were given human feces in chapter 4?
The enzyme α-amylase is prevalent in the human body, and is most commonly found in human saliva. In saliva it breaks down starch into maltose and dextrin, which is harmless enough in human form, bearing human based DNA strands.
The fungi used to make corn syrup and its derivatives is Aspergillus. Aspergillus excretes γ-amylase which further helps to convert the oligosaccharides created from the α-amylase into glucose. Like Bacillus, Aspergillus has many different species. Some species are used to make Sake (Japanese rice wine), others are used in medicine. Yet, other forms will make a human sick. Think black mold.
Corn syrup could be altering your DNA. Here is where it gets interesting. In saliva, depending on your diet, you could have different DNA copies of α-amylase genes. Remember in chapter 4 where I talk about how the number of DNA/genes in microbiota living in/on the human body significantly outnumber human DNA/genes. Imagine a big old pot of soup. That is what’s going on in the human gut. Human genes, genes from food, fungi genes, bacteria genes, archaea genes all blending together. Big business is well aware of this.
One such brand is Nestlé. Nestlé’s former CEO, when asked, is on record referring to water as a human right being an “extreme” argument. In essence he does not agree with the statement that water is a human right. Of course this comes from a company that is one of the largest sellers of bottled water on the planet. This kind of thinking should make you start thinking.
Epigenetics, A Little Know Way To Alter Your Genes
I bring up Nestlé because they have hundreds of scientists working on the science and technology of their products. Nestlé, of course, isn’t the only company that operates this way. One field specifically Nestlé focuses on is the epigenetic impacts of diet and lifestyle on individual health.
The term epigenetics describes the study of how different biological and environmental signals affect gene expression. There are basically two types of gene expression. The ones you are born with, like your skin tone, and the color of your hair and eyes. And then there are environmental or epigenetic gene expressions.
Epigenetic gene expression makes changes to chemical groups in genes, essentially turning them on or off. I don’t want to bog you down with all the technical elements. Just be aware that food, stress and environment, among other things, can and does alter your genes. There is a lot of info out there and it is fascinating. I suggest you do some homework here.
Your Energy Can Affect Gene Expression
I have been talking a lot about energy so far. A big part of what this book’s message is about is energy. We’re all just energy after all. There happens to be yet another, energetic way to alter your genes.
There is a non-profit health organization called the HearthMath institute. “HeartMath Institute is committed to helping awaken the heart of humanity. We believe that when we align and connect our hearts and minds and connect with others, we awaken the higher mental, emotional and spiritual capacities that frequently lie dormant.” This is straight from the about page on the HearthMath website.
Magnetic Fields Are Powerful
Carlo Ventura, M.D., Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of the World Journal of Stem Cells and professor at the University of Bologna in Italy. Discovered that by using magnetic field frequencies stem cells can be altered. Not only that, he says, “nonstem adult cells can be epigenetically reprogrammed backward to a state where they can eventually give rise to neural cells, cardiac cells, skeletal muscle cells or insulin-producing cells.” Talk about malleability!
Drawing my own conclusions from this information. We can infer that everyday of our life we are changing and have the ability to manipulate our own gene expression. The secret is tapping into that magnetism. The HeartMath Institute seems to have found one way to do exactly that. As mentioned already, genetic determinism is the traits you are born with. Epigenetics is signaling genes on and off.
Being A Victim Of Nature Or Controlling Your Health Destiny
Stem cell biologist and bestselling author Bruce Lipton, PhD says, “The difference between these two is significant because this fundamental belief called genetic determinism literally means that our lives, which are defined as our physical, physiological and emotional behavioral traits, are controlled by the genetic code,” He further states, “This kind of belief system provides a visual picture of people being victims: If the genes control our life function, then our lives are being controlled by things outside of our ability to change them. This leads to victimization that the illnesses and diseases that run in families are propagated through the passing of genes associated with those attributes. Laboratory evidence shows this is not true.”
Here is where energy comes in. HearthMath Institute calls this energy “Quantum Nutrients.” According to Dr. Lipton, “When we have negative emotions such as anger, anxiety and dislike or hate, or think negative thoughts…we experience stress and our energy reserves are redirected.” Researchers have found that human intentions can alter DNA strands using what HearthMath Institute refers to as heart coherence, “a beneficial state of mental, emotional and physical balance and harmony.” Think meditation but more complex.
The heart generates a stronger electromagnetic field than the brain does. In one 2003 study, Modulation of DNA Conformation by Heart-Focused Intention by McCraty, Atkinson, Tomasino, it states, “Individuals capable of generating high ratios of heart coherence were able to alter DNA conformation according to their intention… Control group participants showed low ratios of heart coherence and were unable to intentionally alter the conformation of DNA.”
What this means is that through thoughtful, heart centered intention, participants in this study were able to change DNA samples through focused intentions. These participants were able to alter their personal energetic signature and embed simple command messages inside of it. In turn changing their electromagnetic field into a sort of programming module that interacted with DNA strands. Specifically, they held DNA in a test tube in their hand and focused on unraveling the strands, and it worked.
Previously, I mentioned Robert Edward Grant. Remember he had made some discoveries implying that humans are made from binary code set into our DNA through frequencies. If our DNA can be created through energetic means then it can also be altered through the same. Which is what these studies have shown.
Serotonin Regulates Mood, Anxiety and Depression
If you are unaware, sugar is the most legal addictive substance in the world. Think about how your mood and energy levels change after consuming, or during a prolonged absence of sugar in your diet. Not only that, sugar significantly affects serotonin levels. As I mentioned, roughly 93% of your body’s serotonin is produced in the gut.
Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter that regulates mood, anxiety and depression. Most antidepressants work by blocking serotonin receptors. All of these factors combine as an alteration of your personality and energetic signature.
When consuming corn syrup we are affecting serotonin production. That’s why we get the sugar rush. By inhabiting our guts, these corn syrup producing microorganisms could very well be altering our gene expression, affecting fear response, mood, energy levels, electromagnetic signature, thinking, clarity, and sending craven signals to our brain to eat more foods with corn syrup in them.
How Corn Syrup, Food And Energy Are Altering Your DNA
Let’s tie it all together. This is how corn syrup may be altering your DNA. Extrapolating from above, we know that food, environment, and energy are able to alter human DNA expression. We also know that microorganisms in our gut can affect our thinking, mood, fear response and energy. We also know that our mood, thinking, and intentions can alter energy and our genes.
Corn syrup is produced using the waste products of bacteria and fungi. In the process of separating the α-amylase from the bacteria, and the γ-amylase from the fungi. It is almost certain that there are still DNA, bacteria and fungi (or spores) present in the solution used to manufacture the starches into corn syrup and the final product.
Even if, and this is a big if, the producers were able to completely remove all these bacteria and fungi. The process uses some of the most common forms available. Meaning you are likely ingesting and inhaling these same bacteria and fungi regularly. It’s very possible these microorganisms are actively consuming sugars and/or fermenting carbohydrates into corn syrup in your gut altering your energy signatures negatively.
Read More in The Political Gut available on Amazon in Kindle and print formats May 20th, 2022.