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What is gly-PHO-sate and why it matters

When I first learned about glyphosate I wanted to ignore it. The word isn't so easy to pronounce and it's easier to want to ignore it.

Thankfully I kept learning about glyphosate and now I'm grateful that I didn't ignore this very real problem in our modern diet. 

Let's get the pronunciation out of the way and then I'll fill you in on why this isn't something you want to ignore.

The word is pronounced Gly-PHO-Sate

So what exactly is glyphosate and why should you care? Glyphosate is a water soluble toxin that can be found in the herbicide Roundup. It's used mostly in farming and sprayed onto crops like oats, corn, soy and many others. Due to the fact that it's water soluble, it has the ability to travel anywhere in the environment. Since we live on a planet that's made up of mostly water, glyphosate is in the soil, air and water.

And there lies the rub.

Unlike other toxins that might be fat soluble, because glyphosate is water soluble it can go anywhere there's water. Water in the ground, up into the atmosphere, and anywhere in our bodies.

We're breathing in poison.

It can soak into your body through your skin cells, but mostly you absorb it from the foods you eat - many of which are genetically-modified (GMO) foods. On the one hand you can buy perfect looking produce, but be aware that the reality is it's full of glyphosate. 

Why, then, is glyphosate used in farming at all, you ask?

Glyphosate, more specifically Roundup, is used to kill weeds. There are also plants that are genetically modified to resist Roundup. When they're planted a farmer can use Roundup in his/her fields to kill weeds without killing the plants. At harvest time some of the herbicide glyphosate remains on the plants. It ends up in many package cereals, on produce... and even in the wine we drink!

When it comes to health, glyphosate has been linked to a slew of health problems.

It causes permeation in the lining of the gut, causing leaky gut. That means toxins that are meant to stay in the gut, and be expelled out of the body, end up traveling to other parts of the body.

Not good.

Disease like autism, birth defects, cancer, celiac disease, chronic kidney disease, colitis, depression, diabetes, hypothyroidism, IBS, liver disease, and reproductive problems have all been linked to glyphosate. It's likely that glyphosate, along with other chemicals in our environment, are contributing to a range of disease states.

This is why it's very important to take your gut health seriously and take proactive measures to stay healthy.

How exactly can you do that?

First, eat as much organic food as you can to limit your exposure to foods that have not only glyphosate, but other pesticides and herbicides on them.

Making this effort will definitely limit your exposure, but unfortunately I can't tell you that you'll completely eliminate glyphosate. Remember: Glyphosate is water soluble so it's possible that there's some glyphosate in rain or snow, as well as drinking water.

The other thing you can do is start taking Biome Medic. In research studies Biome Medic has been shown to reduce glyphosate by 74% and C-reactive protein by 75% in six weeks of use.

FYI: C-reactive protein is a response that's initiated by your liver when it detects foreign substances in your body. It's the autoimmune response that causes the body to attack itself. The rise in autoimmune conditions has been linked to the rise in use of glyphosate. Biome Medic also repairs any damage to the gut lining, supports good bacteria and removes heavy metals along with glyphosate out of your body. It's better than a probiotic because it does so much more than any probiotic currently on the market. 

At this point in time there are few regulations on glyphosate. About 4 billion pounds of it gets dumped into the environment every single year. There are a few cities like Los Angeles and Montreal that have banned the use of glyphosate, however it's not clear how they plan to succeed when it's possible for glyphosate to travel many miles through either the water supply or by rainfall.

Your best defence is to start to eat organic foods as much as possible and use Biome Medic daily to improve your gut health. You can get it right here using my discount referral code!

Please share this blog with your friends and help educate others on the very real danger of glyphosate. 


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