When Did Food Stop Becoming Medicine?
Why are we so sick today, even when we’re eating well and doing everything ‘right’?
Acknowledgement: I would like to acknowledge the work of Dr Zach Bush MD, who has made information in this post available to the general public.
The antibiotic that is all over our food and water systems
Today, over 4 billion pounds of glyphosate is used worldwide (and perhaps increasing). That’s almost one pound of this synthetic chemical, broad-spectrum antibiotic and weed killer for every person on earth.
Its use is so widespread that it has contaminated our water systems, our air, and even our rainfall. Everyone is walking around with antibiotics in your system even if you don’t take prescription antibiotics.
Glyphosate kills bacteria, fungi and weeds on soil. It also kills the bacteria in your gut by blocking the Shikimate enzyme pathway which in turns blocks the production of certain amino acids in your body.
Glyphosate causes leaky gut membrane by triggering the production of Zonulin (similar effect as gluten). Leaky gut is a precursor to autoimmune diseases.
Glyphosate is most directly sprayed on wheat to kill the plants before harvest. This explains why gluten causes problems in so many people.
Problem happens when tight junctions are compromised
Every single membrane in your body depends on tight junctions in order to function optimally.
When the tight junctions are loosened and compromised, it becomes a precursor to developing chronic inflammation. And chronic inflammation is a major cause of the ever-increasing modern diseases we see today – autism, Alzheimer’s, cancer, autoimmune diseases. (Yes, I just put cancer and autoimmune diseases in one sentence 🤭).
Factors that can affect the integrity of your tight junctions are various NATURAL and SYNTHETIC compounds around you such as: gluten, alcohol, synthetic herbicides such as glyphosate (active ingredient in Roundup), compounds in processed foods, pharmaceutical drugs including NSAIDS like ibuprofen, and some laxatives.
When did thy food stop becoming thy medicine?
Glyphosate (active ingredient in Roundup) is currently the leading toxin in the world, with 4.5 billion pounds poured onto our soil, worldwide, every year. Glyphosate is a very potent antibiotic that is used widely as weed killer and pesticides.
This chemical/drug disrupts the ecosystem of the soil and when ingested, will disrupt the ecosystem in our bodies too.
This chemical weakens the plants and the nutritional status of these plants. This chemical stops the Shikamate pathway, an enzyme pathway responsible in part for creating alkaloids, which are the medicine of our foods!
The timeline for this widespread use of glyphosate aligns with the timeline for the ever increasing rise of chronic illnesses – autism in children, autoimmunity, cancer including in children, obesity, Alzheimers and dementia, allergies and food sensitivities, and so on.
⚠️ Certified organic produce may not be free of glyphosate
Our soil is depleted. Our food chain is contaminated. And you wonder if eating organic saves you from glyphosate? Well, it’s been found that (certified) organic farming soil is sometimes even worse!
Certified organic foods don’t necessarily protect you from glyphosate, in fact, USDA’s National Organic Program “insists on allowing glyphosate” in organic hydroponic production. And yes, organic farmers DO use and are LEGALLY ALLOWED to use certain PESTICIDES. Organic foods are definitely NOT pesticide-free… far from it.
This is part of the reason I choose to supplement our diet with food products that have been tested FREE of these chemicals instead of just labelled “certified organic”. In fact, I actively avoid certified USDA organic products after uncovering the dirty truths behind the labels.
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