Glyphosate has been found in the majority of our environment and food: rain, tap water, air, streams and even in our cereal, honey, breast milk and cotton products. It is almost impossible to avoid. My children struggle with multiple allergies, regulation and ADD. We changed their diet from conventional to an organic diet and discovered that it wasn't the food that they were allergic to, it was the pesticide/herbicide ON the food.
75% of our foods are contaminated with the poison called Roundup. Even the wheat, barley, oats and beans and more than 65 other crops that are not genetically engineered get a spray of crop-killing poison to help them 'dry out' fast just 7 days before harvest. Applying glyphosate to non-GMO crops as a desiccant before harvest is probably one of the worst times to spray, because the glyphosate then absorbs into the food crop directly. In other words, glyphosate can’t simply be “washed off,” as it has become part of the food itself. This chemical is them ingested by those who consume the whole, unprocessed food, or via processed foods that contain glyphosate.
Dangers of Glyphosate
Did you know that if your child has multiple allergies, rashes or even just irritability and learning focus challenges, that could indicate they have leaky gut? That means small holes in your child's small intestines are leaking unprocessed food and potentially medications into their blood stream and causing havoc in the immune system.
Did you know that Glyphosate (Roundup) weed killer sprayed on GMOs and non organic food, is allowed on 160 of our foods by the EPA at levels far above that which has shown to destroy gut bacteria? The gut bacteria is the stronghold of our immune system and is where Tryptophan is stored and made. Without Tryptophan our bodies cannot make Serotonin or Melatonin which regulate insulin, (diabetes) mental processing and illness, feeling satiated (obesity), bi polar and even acts of violence.
Did you know that glyphosate can break down the blood brain barrier, allowing toxins into the brain such as chemical off gassing from fire retardent on pajamas, sofas and toxins in vaccines?
Did you know that glyphosate destroys the tight junctions of blood vessels, hampering the flow of nutrients to bones and organs, leading to osteoporosis, arthritis and more? 
I have seen FIRST HAND the impact that this toxin has had on my child's ability to regulate emotions, process thoughts. The struggle of my child to stay focused long enough to complete a simple sentence is overwhelming for a mother to watch. When exposed to glyphosate contaminated food, significant food reactions result affecting him for more than a week. Glyphosate's toxic affects are cumulative and overwhelming my child's natural ability to detox.
One of the greatest threats to our health today is the toxic Glyphyosate. Glyphosate toxicity is reaching unprecedented levels in men, women, and children across the world. And while our ultimate goal is to stop its use and remove this harmful chemical from our environment, something had to be done immediately to protect us from its dangers and eliminate it from our bodies.
If we’re not directly eating glyphosate-sprayed crops, then we’re inhaling it, or drinking it (or even bathing in it). There is quite literally no way to escape the glyphosate chemical giant Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) has created.
Here's the steps we have taken to see drastic improvement our family's healing:
1. Eating Cleaner Foods.
- Choosing the organic or pesticide-free label.
- Seeking out stores that sell local produce labeled pesticide free. *Shopping in-season helps to reduce the costs.
- Shopping the regular sales at THRIVE MARKET seeking out the CHOSEN brand.
- Getting meats and eggs from local farmers.
- **Eliminating refined sugar - specifically GMO beet sugar is important as well!
“Herbs such as cilantro help us to eliminate metals such as lead and mercury. Herbs like turmeric and garlic help to lower the levels of inflammation that are often the underlying causes [of chronic diseases” -Dr. Robert Zieve, an integrative medicine expert and medical director of Partners in Integrative Cancer Therapies, in Prescott, AZ
2. Sipping Ferments.
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, ““With every mouthful of sauerkraut you’re consuming billions of beneficial microbes which will be killing the pathogens in your gut driving them out and replenishing the beneficial flora in your digestive tract.”
Click here to learn how to make your own. Click here to learn how to make sauerkraut at home and here to learn how to make kraut juice, a more gentle on the stomach probiotic for those with leaky gut. Getting your child to take the tangy savory liquid tends to be a bit more challenging.
3. Regular Detox Baths (with filtered water).
1/4 cup of Epson salts or baking soda or apple cider vinegar on a regular schedule has helped tremendously ESPECIALLY during the weeks before harvest as the fields around us are sprayed intensively with Glyphosate. 20 minute soak - or for our kids "until they get 'wrinkly'.
4. Restore balance. Support Natural Detox.
We have added a new element to our routine. Toxic exposure is constant and even with a clean diet, sneaking in ferments (which is really hard to do with young children) and doing regular detox baths its not enough to overcome the hurtle of these health issues. We are calling in reinforcements.
As a family we are adding Biome Medic a product specifically designed to tackle glyphosate toxicity to help flush harmful toxins, support "good" bacteria and repair your microbiome.
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 To read more about allowable glyphosate levels and the chemical’s effects, read “Glyphosate: Unsafe on Any Plate”.