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Why you should care about weed killer in your food

Glyphosate, also known chemically as N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine is a broad-spectrum systemic pesticide/herbicide and crop desiccant. It was developed and discovered by Monsanto in 1970 and brought to market in 1974 under the trade-name Roundup.  It is used to kill weeds that compete with crops.  The crops that it is sprayed on include sugar, corn, soy and wheat, among others. Glyphosate as a Cause of Many Chronic Health Problems There are a number of studies demonstrating that glyphosate exposure to humans (and all mammals) can cause serious chronic health problems.  You might say "oh the FDA says it's safe." Well the FDA also does bogus studies to make us believe it is actually safe. Exposure to glyphosate can include:

  • absorption through the skin
  • eating foods treated with glyphosate
  • drinking water contaminated with glyphosate
Glyphosate exposure usually manifests slowly over time and results in obvious dysfunctions in biological systems. Exposure to glyphosate has been shown to have the following effects on human physiology:
  • acts as an antibiotic (glyphosate was in fact patented as an antibiotic)
  • chelates important minerals (iron, cobalt, manganese; glyphosate was in fact patented as a mineral chelator)
  • decimates the microflora and its ability to produce essential amino acids like tryptophan that converts to serotonin
  • disrupts the microbiome in the intestine, by disrupting the shikimate pathway, causing a decrease in the ratio of beneficial to harmful bacteria
  • inhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes
  • disrupts sulfate synthesis and sulfate transport
  • impairs methylation pathways
  • interferes with synthesis of aromatic amino acids and methionine, which leads to shortages in neurotransmitters and folate
  • inhibition of pituitary release of thyroid stimulating hormone
  • toxic and endocrine disruptors in human cell lines 
Glyphosate exposure has also been associated with the development of various cancers.  The World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer published a summary in March 2015 that classified glyphosate as a probable carcinogen in humans.    The possible cancers linked to glyphosate exposure include:
  • non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • pancreatic islet-cell adenoma
  • renal tubule carcinoma
  • skin tumors
Detoxifying Your Body from Glyphosate Exposure There are a number of different studies that claim that glyphosate accumulates in the bones, intestine, spleen, liver, muscle and kidney. If a urine test is positive for glyphosate exposure, then the first stage of detoxification is to follow these guidelines:
  • avoid using Roundup and other similar products
  • avoid consumption of GMO foods which are directly contaminated with glyphosate
  • avoid animal products such as milk or meat for which GMO foods were used to feed the animals
  • eat organic foods as much as possible
  • avoid living in areas where glyphosate is applied
Specific proactive behaviors can also be implemented, as follows:
  • use infrared sauna for sweating out toxins
  • consume probiotic foods and probiotic supplements to repopulate the microbiota which glyphosate destroys
  • eat organic foods rich in sulfur and manganese
  Based on the scientific studies to-date, there are a number of natural substances that have shown positive results in detoxifying and reducing the toxic effects of glyphosate exposure. Foods
  • Raphanus sativus (Radish)
Probiotic foods and supplements
  • Sauerkraut and sauerkraut juice
Minerals
  • Sulfur (Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM))
  • Manganese
  • Fulvic acid
  • Humic acid
Charcoal and Clay
  • Activated charcoal
  • Bentonite clay
Herbs
  • Taraxacum officinalis (Dandelion)
  • Rhamnus frangula (Alder buckthorn)
  • Raphanus sativus (Radish)
  • Carduus marianus (Silybum marianum; milk thistle)
  • Arctium lappa (Burdock root)
  • Berberis vulgaris (Barberry; the active ingredient in barberry is berberine)
  • Chelidonium majus (Greater celandine)




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