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...
Fact: 65% of your immune system is housed in your gut. There’s more serotonin in your gut than your brain. If your gut bacteria is out of balance, the rest of your body will also be out of balance and you may find yourself getting sick more often.
What gets your gut out of whack?
The #1 suspects are poor food choices. Especially highly processed foods, fried foods, and sugar. They feed the bad bacteria and drown out the good bacteria living in your gut microbiome.
You may find your mood is affected if you’re ingesting a lot of processed sugars. If you're getting moody highs and lows look at your diet. It's a vicious circle because stress also has a huge impact on your gut health.
Have you ever noticed that when you’re stressed out that things don’t feel right in your gut? That feeling can...
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