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Mitigating the effects of glyphosate exposure

Mitigating the effects of glyphosate exposure
 
Glyphosate an active ingredient found in herbicides developed by Monsanto in the 1970’s has made an negative impact on our agriculture system and our health.
 
The safety status of glyphosate is questionable and it is commonly found in weed killers such as ‘Round Up’. This herbicide is sprayed heavily on food crops, feed for animals, lawns, public parks, forest areas, and used in landscaping.
 
Glyphosate is used to grow crops and found in various produce such as:  
 
  • Chickpeas
  • Almonds
  • Alfalfa
  • Barley
  • Canola oil 
  • Citrus fruits
  • Grapes
  • Corn 
  • Cotton (used for cottonseed oil)
  • Sorghum
  • Soybeans
  • Sugar beets
  • Beets 
  • Wheat
  • Beans
  • Oats 
  • Quinoa 
  • Carrots 
 
Glyphosate is also found in our water sources such as ground water, public water, bottled water, and spreads from the runoff from rain.  

Pollinators such as bees can be impacted from agricultural use of glyphosate and as a result, this chemical can show in the bee’s honey residue. 
 
Sadly, due to lack of concern and increasing levels found in food, water, and soil - glyphosate is a toxin that has been shown to alter cellular function, tissues, and organ systems.
 
 
What major effects can be seen from glyphosate exposure internally in our body and in the environment?
 
  • Glyphosate can pose a threat to our external and internal ecosystems, effecting our gut health, brain health, nervous system, endocrine system, kidneys, liver, and heart.

  • Glyphosate negatively disrupts our gut microbiome ecosystem.

  • Interrupts the shikimate pathway, damaging the integrity of crops.

  • Contributes to Celiac disease.

  • Induces carcinogenic potential damaging DNA, increasing risks of cancers such as Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

  • Depletes the mineral Manganese (Mn) which can lead to neurological disease’s such as Alzheimer’s disease, depression, anxiety syndrome, Parkinson's disease, and prion diseases. Manganese superoxide dismutase protects mitochondria from oxidative damage, and mitochondrial dysfunction is a key feature of autism and Alzheimer’s.

  • Suppresses the immune system. 

  • Disrupts the endocrine system, impacting hormones. 

  • Amino acids are impacted, resulting in weakening and damaging collagen formation causing degradation of the joint structure.

  • Induce neurotoxic effects and oxidative stress.

  • Decrease sperm motility.

  • Linked to heart arrhythmia, causing mitochondrial dysfunction, leading to less antioxidant protection and more free radicals.

  • Negatively effects the kidneys & liver.

  • Depletes minerals found in our soil.

  • Due to the negative impact glyphosate has on collagen formation, this can result in the increase of the amount of non-contact injuries in athletes.
 
Since glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the world, most of us are exposed to this chemical toxin daily.

Providing the body with the ideal environment to thrive is the best way to support from glyphosate exposure.

How to mitigate stress from glyphosate exposure:
  • Supplementing with binders assist in pulling out toxins from the body.

  • Although organic food sources are not 100% free from glyphosate exposure, eating more organic can help reduce exposure.

  • Washing produce before consuming.

  • Consuming filtered water. Our drinking water is a major source of chemical exposure, keeping the water you drink safe can protect you, including when cooking.

  • Supporting drainage pathways to achieve optimal organ function that support detoxification.

  • Supporting mitochondria function on a cellular level.

  • Ensuring mineral levels are balanced to support cellular health.

  • Removing glyphosate-laden foods from diet.

  • Supporting farmers that are shifting towards regenerative farming practices.
     
  • Working with a health practitioner to support you in the proper way to detox from chemical exposure, if you are needing assistance.
 
Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, but for educational purposes only.

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