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What's that in my Gut?

Updated: Feb 26, 2023

According to timeline charts created by the Journal of

Organic Systems study, there’s a direct and alarming

correlation, over the past 20 years, between the rise of use of

glyphosate and major disease rise in the USA. Te most

direct correlations between the increased use of glyphosate

on crops and the increased incidence of health issues are as

follows: bile duct cancer, kidney and renal pelvis cancer,

urinary/bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, deaths due to

hypertension, deaths due to stroke, deaths due to obesity,

diabetes, disorders of lipoprotein metabolism, renal disease

deaths, infammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s, and ulcerative

colitis), deaths due to intestinal infection, autism, senile

dementia, deaths due to Alzheimer’s, and deaths due to

Parkinson’s disease.


Genetically engineered crops, glyphosate and the deterioration of health 9

in the United States of America Journal of Organic Systems, 9(2), 2014

http://www.organic-systems.org/journal/92/

JOS_Volume-9_Number-2_Nov_2014-Swanson-et-al.pdf

page 9


According to the authors of the study, “a huge

increase in the incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases

has been reported in the United States (US) over the last 20

years. Similar increases have been seen globally. Te

herbicide glyphosate was introduced in 1974 and its use is

accelerating with the advent of herbicide-tolerant genetically

engineered (GE) crops. Evidence is mounting that glyphosate

interferes with many metabolic processes in plants and

animals and glyphosate residues have been detected in both.

Glyphosate disrupts the endocrine system and the balance of

gut bacteria, it damages DNA and is a driver of mutations

that lead to cancer.”

Te increased use of glyphosate has led directly to the

increase of health issues in Americans in almost a one-to-one

correlation. And so, here's the issue: we have microorganisms

in our gut, which are delicate and have a really important job,

but they may be being killed by glyphosate.


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Genetically modified organisms are the only ones

that will not be killed by the glyphosate. Glyphosate is

designed to kill organisms that are not genetically modified.

I repeat, glyphosate is designed to kill organisms that are

not genetically modified.

“Glyphosate, patented as an antimicrobial by

Monsanto, has been shown to disrupt gut bacteria in

animals, preferentially killing beneficial forms and causing

an overgrowth of pathogens. Two other properties of

glyphosate also negatively impact human health – chelation

of minerals such as iron and cobalt, and interference with

cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes, which play many

important roles in the body.”10

When we eat food with the residue of glyphosate in

it, it can destroy the mucosal layer of critical organisms

including bacteria that protect the villi. And so, the

destruction of the organisms leads to the destruction of the

villi and the combination of organisms and villi are what we

call the microbiome. To put it simply, when we eat food that

is covered in glyphosate, then that glyphosate goes into our

gut, it can kill our organisms and cause a whole host of

issues. That's the bottom line. The glyphosate may be killing

our microbiome and causing massive health issues that

otherwise could be avoided.


Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases II: Celiac sprue and gluten 10

intolerance Anthony Samsel1 and Stephanie Senef Dec. 2013 https://

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3945755/

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