Glyphosate exposure – what do I need to know?

We’ve heard about Glyphosate quite a bit in the news lately, so I thought I would write a brief summary of what it is and what it can do to our bodies.

Glyphosate is a herbicide used around the world! It was originally introduced to kill off weeds in the early 70s. Because genetically modified foods are resistant to glyphosate, high amounts are used around the world; not only on its own, but also combined in hundreds of products used in homes and farms as well.

Research is showing us that exposure to glyphosate is at the root of very many chronic health concerns. There are foods that contain glyphosate, and water can also be contaminated with glyphosate. And of course, exposure to herbicide compounds and/or glyphosate itself can increase absorption through skin and through inhalation if proper protective protocols are not in place.

Glyphosate can affect and/or potentiate the following:
  • Growing embryo or fetus
  • Cancer
  • Liver toxicity
  • Kidney toxicity
  • Spleen toxicity
  • Hormone disruption
  • Bone conditions, since glyphosate can store in the bones
  • Microbiome disruption causing: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, anxiety/depression, autism
  • Neurological conditions – Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, etc.
  • And much more!!
What you can do to prevent glyphosate exposure:
  • Avoid eating foods high in glyphosate – choose organic & non-GMO foods
  • Avoid contaminated water – choose clean water sources
  • Drink lots of water to help get rid of glyphosate and any other toxins in your body

At Naturmend, we offer testing for glyphosate and other toxins. Please book in to discuss these testing options for you or your loved ones.

 

References:

Mesnage R, Defarge N, Spiroux de Vendomois J and GE Seralini. Major Pesticides Are More Toxic to Human Cells Than Their Declared Active Priniciples. 2014. Biomed Research International.

Swanson N, Leu A, Abrahamson J and B Wallet. Genetically engineered crops, glyphosate and the deterioration of health in the United States of America. 2014. Journal of Organic Systems 9(2).

Jayasumana C, Gunatilake S and P Senanayake. 2014. Glyphosate, Hard Water and Nephrotoxic Metals: Are the Culprits Behind the Epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in Sri Lanka? 2014. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 11(2): 2125-2147.

Guyton KZ, Loomis D, Grosse Y, El Ghissassi F, Benbrahim-Tallaa L, Guha N, Scoccianti C, Matlock H and K Straif. Carcinogenicity of tetrachlorvinphos, parathion, malathion, diazinon and glyphosate. 2015. The Lancet Oncology. 16(5):490-491.

 

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