As seen on Real Farmacy, the usage of glyphosate, an active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, has dramatically elevated in the last 15 years together with the usage of GE crops. Unfortunately, according to the claims of Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a senior research scientist at the MIT, this systemic herbicide has a strong link to the rise of celiac disease sufferers. This connection was established last year through the joint research of Dr. Seneff and Dr. Anthony Samsel.
What Did the Research Show?
In the past, Dr. Seneff has also tested the association between this herbicide and the increase in some modern-day illnesses, including autism. According to her, glyphosate plays the role of a transporter for aluminum into the brain and it also transfers arsenic into the kidneys.
The first results were published in Entropy in 2016 and the second paper showed that using Roundup on soy and corn increases the chance of numerous serious illnesses, including celiac disease.
Glyphosate-Treated Wheat Encourages Celiac Disease
Celiac disease is a form of severe gluten intolerance which impacts the gastrointestinal system and glyphosate can lead to gut damage and consequently trigger this illness. Using it on non-organic wheat enables it to shoot more seeds and consequently, leads to a bigger yield. Moreover, it destroys rye grass, which even though is a rather frequent weed issue for farmers due to being resistant to a variety of herbicides, it is a useful plant because it plays a role in soil rebalancing. Sadly, because most of processed foods available are wheat-based, the percentage of people struggling with celiac and gut dysfunction is exponentially growing.
Why Is Glyphosate Bad for Us?
It has the power to diminish the villi in the gut and lower the body’s capacity for nutrient absorption. And, it can also trigger a immune reaction by attaching to the giladin, an ingredient present in wheat.
Tips on How to Ditch Glyphosate from Your Diet
- Avoid GMOs by avoid processed foods
- Opt for organically-grown foods free of chemicals and toxins
- Check for the labels because “organic” does not always mean that they do not contain glyphosate
- Minimize the intake of meat and other animal-based products because animals are often given a GMO diet and glyphosate builds up in their tissues
- Purchase food from your local farmer’s market or even better, grow your own food if possible