Is It Gluten Or Glyphosate?
I read this article this morning and it touched on a few things I had learnt from Jeffrey Smith a few years ago about glyphosate and its negative impact on the gut. He said one of the ways the pesticides with glyphosate in them killed the insects ways by poking holes into their stomach lining and that the increase in cases of things such as "leaky gut" in our modern society is likely caused by our exposure to glyphosate. They speak about the increase in gluten intolerance and how common it is now to hear of people with digestive complaints compared to 20 years ago.
"20 years ago very few people had even heard of gluten intolerance. Today, almost everyone knows at least one person whose digestive systems cannot handle wheat or other grain products. According to estimates, 1 in 20 people living in North America and Europe now suffer from celiac disease or some other form of gluten intolerance.
This information comes from a meta-analysis published in Interdisciplinary Toxicology in 2013. In their conclusion, researchers wrote, “glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide, Roundup®, is the most important causal factor in this epidemic.” However, that study was largely buried."
"Before now, the shocking increase in celiac disease and gluten allergies was attributed to one of two things: (1) more advanced and accurate diagnoses, and (2) genetic engineering that has dramatically raised the gluten levels in wheat. However, many travelers who are gluten-intolerant at home have noted that when, for example, they eat pasta and bread in Italy and other countries, they have no problems.
It turns out that commercial wheat farmers have been soaking their crops in Roundup and using it to “dry down” the wheat since the late 1990s."
Digestive issues are just one problem associated with glyphosate. We need to be aware of the sources and how to minimise exposure to it. Also not purchasing and supporting the companies that produce it or use it is another thing I believe we can do to try and get rid of this toxic chemical from our environment. It has been that widely sprayed that it is now in our air, food, water, and rain.
Read the full article here. It is a quick read but it will make you consider how you can minimise your exposure to glyphosate and other toxic chemicals for that matter.