The Presence of Pesticides – The Dangers of Roundup

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Gut health, Nutrition | 0 comments

Rodale News

Most of the genetic modifications in our food make them resistant to pesticides.  The most common pesticide used in the U.S. is “RoundUp,” and its active ingredient glyphosate is being detected in high levels in human beings.  The German journal Ithaca reported that city dwellers had urine concentrations of glyphosate that were 5 to 20 times the limit for drinking water.  There are few independent studies on glyphosate, because Monsanto will not allow independent research on their patented products.  However, a few studies have reported birth defects in frogs and chickens, and damage to human cells.

When sprayed on growing food, pesticides becomes systemic in the food, and cannot be washed off.  When eaten, they devastates the beneficial gut bacteria, compromising immunity and health.  Glyphosate has been associated with endocrine disruption, reproductive issues, neurotoxicity, cancer, and DNA damage.  Glyphosate has been detected in ground water and air samples, and does not readily break down. About 180 million pounds of glyphosate were used on commercial crops as estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2011.  In addition 5+ million pounds were used on home gardens.

Getting back our health means getting back to nature. Take time to learn about where your food comes from.  As it has been said, “you are what you eat.”

Learn more about clean eating in Dr. Deanna’s Healing Handbook.

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