Our Environment & Epigenetics | Dr. Zach Bush MD on the Kyle Kingsbury Podcast

Key Takeaways

  • Massive uptick in human chronic disease coincides with introduction of pesticides
  • We are experiencing a loss of self-identity at a cellular and spiritual level
  • “We are the biggest threat to our planet.” –Dr. Zach Bush
  • Gut biome is the center of universe for health – if that is off, everything is off
  • Scientists and researchers have mapped every chronic disease to collapse in microbiome


Kyle Kingsbury sits down with Dr. Zach Bush MD to discuss the health of our planet, soil health, and the relationship to human consciousness and the microbiome of our gut.

Host:  Kyle Kingsbury – Check out the Kyle Kingsbury Podcast website

Dr. Zach Bush MD (@DrZachBush) is a world renowned physician, specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology, and hospice care. He is an internationally recognized educator and thought leader on the microbiome as it relates to health, disease, and food systems.

Website: www.zachbushmd.com

Self-Identity, Pesticides, and Human Pathology

Self-identity at the cellular level

  • True sense of self is defined by boundary events that happen at gut, brain, kidney
  • The gut biome is the center of universe for health and where we interface with the outside world
  • We have mapped every chronic disease to collapse in microbiome

Timeline for use of pesticides coincides with massive uptick of chronic disease in humans

  • In the 60s and 70s, we started using pesticides that impacted boundary events
  • Roundup (brand name glyphosate-based herbicide originally produced by Monsato) use became rampant in the 1990s
    • In 1992 we saw an uptick of gluten sensitivity which was undescribed before then – no one had seen exponential growth before 1992
    • By 1996, autoimmune diseases took off epidemically
    • Now in the US, 1 in 4 young women test positive for antibodies to her own thyroid
  • Glyphosate is the most ubiquitous single toxin on the planet; it has hugely detrimental effects on soil and water systems
    • 75% of rainfall is contaminated with Roundup
    • Nearly 100% of the water in main river systems are contaminated with Roundup and other pesticides and agricultural chemicals
    • 80% of rivers in Indiana have been deemed inappropriate for recreational use because of high toxicity levels

We’re experiencing a loss of self-identity at cellular level

  • Agriculture and food source are playing a big role in loss of cellular self-identity as boundaries breakdown
  • Regular exposure to toxins and pesticides are leading to increased disruption of compartments and the ability to keep bad things out and good things in
  • Infertility, depression, and anxiety are at an all-time high
  • As we undermine a sense of self at the biologic level, neurologic functions decline
    • This is compromising neurologic support and ability to access sensory processing, immune system, and dopamine
      • In kids, this manifests as ADD, autism
      • In adults, this manifests as MLS, ALS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other neurodegenerative conditions

Epigenetic effects of Roundup are terrifying, based on rat studies

  • First generation (only one directly exposed) are relatively ok
  • Second generation (no direct exposure) have high rates of metabolic syndrome, bone complications, and early death
  • Third generation is even worse with high rates of still birth, early cancer, and life-threatening auto-immune conditions

Human Consciousness

What is consciousness?

  • “Consciousness is an awareness of the content of the universe and our ability to interact with that master map.” – Dr. Zach Bush
    • On a scientific level, vibration energy shapes the physical world
    • Adaptations occurring to toxicity that is allowing us to vibrate at a different level and the planet is demonstrating the same features
    • Physiology of the planet is shifting, and our bodies aren’t keeping up with the change – it’s manifesting as inflammation, chronic disease, neurological disorder, breakdown of the microbiome, etc.
    • Humans are barely learning to access consciousness through mechanisms such as psychedelics and breathwork

Spiritual self-identity and nature

  • We’ve never separated ourselves so far from nature
    • As we continue to separate ourselves from nature through consumerism, technology, food system, housing, cars, etc – we are undermining the vibrational capacity of our body
    •  “We’ve given reverence to a deity that we cannot see…rather than recognizing we are looking at the face of god or some sort of universal consciousness or intention when we look at nature” –Dr. Zach Bush
    • “Nature is literally manifestation of this higher intelligence, this pattern for life itself to occur” –Dr. Zach Bush
    • We can regain our spiritual self-identity with meditation, breathwork, and tap into nature

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