Is Glyphosate Destroying Gut Bacteria?

Is Glyphosate Destroying Gut Bacteria? Glyphosate is a chemical that is very useful to farmers because they can spray it all over their fields. The chemical kills weeds, but leaves the resistant crops untouched.

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New evidence suggests that even tiny amounts of the herbicide might be harmful to your friendly bacteria. Some scientists say that leftover herbicide and pesticide on leafy green plants or fruits like apples and pears can end up in the stomach and intestines. There, it makes it harder for bacteria cells to multiply. Since individual bacteria cells don’t live very long, this can end up wiping out entire species.

Is Glyphosate Destroying Gut Bacteria?

RoundUp has Glyphosate as its active ingredient. Is Glyphosate Destroying Gut Bacteria? Scientists believe that it is killing bacteria that help people digest gluten, and that is leading to a huge increase in the number of people around the world who suffer from Celiac Disease. It’s that, over the next few decades, scientists will discover more and more diseases that could be connected to RoundUp.

Tips for Protecting Yourself

Peel or wash any fresh produce thoroughly. I soak all fruits (The ones without a hard skin) in water and add some Apple Cider Vinegar (1 teaspoon or less). This helps remove a lot of the pesticides. Rinse well with filtered water and you can’t taste the vinegar at all.

Buy organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible. Organic produce is grown without the use of any harmful chemicals, so choosing organics will protect your friendly bacteria.

Choose GMO-free foods whenever possible. As a general rule, if a food doesn’t explicitly market itself as non-GMO or GMO-free, it probably contains at least some genetically modified ingredients.

Avoid packaged and processed foods. These packaged foods are very likely to be made with one or more genetically modified crops. There’s no way to know.

Genetically modified foods, especially those that have been grown with the help of chemicals like RoundUp, pose a serious threat to the microbiome. It’s impossible to know what consequences these types of products might lead to, but the safest course of action is avoid potentially harmful foods whenever you can.

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SOURCES

Environ Sci Eur. 2016; 28(1):3 Trends in glyphosate herbicide use in the United States and globally. Charles M. Benbrook

Ramakrishna, Balakrishnan S. Role of the gut microbiota in human nutrition and metabolism. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2012.

 Interdiscip Toxicol. 2013 Dec; 6(4): 159–184. Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases II: Celiac sprue and gluten intolerance. Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff.

What’s in those dryer sheets?

What is in these Dryer sheets?

What is in those dryer sheets that have a strong fragrance?

Dr. Anne Steinmann* tested dryer vent emissions with 25 of the most common brands of scented laundry products, here’s what she found:

  1. More than 600 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were emitted and none of the chemicals were listed on any of the 25 product labels. Instead, these chemicals are listed under generic categories such as “biodegradable surfactants,” “softeners,” or “perfume.”

    2. Two of the VOCs found; acetaldehyde and benzene are considered by the EPA to be carcinogenic and unsafe at ANY exposure level.

3. Seven of the VOCs are classified as “hazardous air pollutants.”

4.     Three of the highest concentration VOC levels were for acetaldehyde, acetone and ethanol.

5.     Only 25 percent of the VOCs were classified as toxic or hazardous under federal laws.

According
to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry-generated
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) , the following is a list of chemicals used
in fabric softener products.

  1. Alpha-Terpineol–This chemical has been linked to disorders of the brain and nervous system, loss of muscle control, depression, and headaches.

   2. Benzyl acetate–Benzyl acetate has been linked to cancer of the pancreas.

    3. Benzyl alcohol–An upper respiratory tract irritant can cause central nervous system (CNS) disorders, headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and dramatic drops in blood pressure.

    4. Chloroform– toxic to your brain. Inhaling its vapors may cause loss of consciousness, nausea, headache, vomiting, and/or dizziness, drowsiness.

    5. Ethanol– on the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list and linked to central nervous system disorders.

6. Ethyl Acetate–causes headaches and is on the EPA Hazardous Waste list.

7. Linalool–some studies have shown this chemical caused loss of muscle coordination, nervous system and brain disorders, and depression.

8. Pentane–has been shown to cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, drowsiness, and depression.

*SOURCE Air Quality, Atmosphere & HealthAn International JournalISSN: 1873-9318   (Print) 1873-9326 (Online)

Dryer sheets have numerous chemicals which can cross your blood brain barrier, in addition many fragrances are petroleum based and can be neurotoxic.  These chemicals can sensitize your immune system and build up your level of toxicity, making you more reactive with each exposure.

Alternatives to Dryer Sheets

1    Use wool balls. They are 100% natural and are effective at getting rid of static cling, wrinkles, and soften clothes.

2    Use natural fiber clothes. They don’t get static cling like synthetic fabrics.

3    Add ¼ C. vinegar to the wash or rinse cycle, to remove static cling.

4    Dry your clothes on a clothesline or indoor drying racks.

5    Remove your clothes before they’re completely dry and hang up. The slight amount of remaining moisture will prevent static cling.

Did You Know that Costco Is Banning Roundup from It’s Shelves?

Costco will be first major retailer to dump Round Up from It’s shelves

Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, is the most used herbicide on earth. From mass agriculture to backyard gardening, it is sprayed on most of the produce we cultivate. So much so, in fact, that a sampling of waterways in 38 states found glyphosate in the majority of rivers and streams tested. It was also found in about 70 percent of rainfall samples. Perhaps most disturbingly, some studies have even found elevated levels of glyphosate in American women’s breast milk.

For years, the Environmental Protection Agency deemed glyphosate
non-harmful to humans. But now, an agency of the World Health
Organization has declared that it “probably” causes cancer in people. And
a new study found that Roundup’s other ingredients amplify the toxic
effect on human cells—even at concentrations much more diluted than
those used on farms and lawns.

In the wake of these studies, whole countries, like Sri Lanka, Brazil, Mexico and the Netherlands, are restricting or fully outlawing Roundup use. The U.S. has yet to do anything about it. But there is one American company that has declared its commitment to conscious consumer practices, and it should lead the charge in removing Roundup from its shelves.

Continue to let your legislators know you want more research about these
poisons, and continue to petition companies like Lowe’s and Home Depot
to help protect our families too.