There's a growing practice of spraying glyphosate [an ingredient of Monsanto's RoundUp among others] onto crops to desiccate them not long before harvest to speed up drying & removal of the grain.
It was believed that glyphosate was safe because it breaks down quickly when it hits soil or water, but in these late spraying cases it isn't being washed from crops or broken down before it is sent into the food chain, and it's safety in any use setting is questionable.
Glyphosate causes weed plants to overgrow, weaken and then die. It's no surprise then that it is considered a carcinogen. Equally as worrying, it is thought to disrupt hormones, damage mitochondria, cause gut damage, & have the potential to cause birth defects.
A growing body of research is documenting health concerns of glyphosate as an endocrine disruptor and that it kills beneficial gut bacteria, damages the DNA in human embryonic, placental and umbilical cord cells and is linked to birth defects and reproductive problems in laboratory animals. link
Pamela Coleman, PhD from Farm and Food Policy and an Analyst for the Cornucopia Institute has said:
“Contrary to the current widely-held misconception that glyphosate is relatively harmless to humans, the available evidence shows that glyphosate may rather be the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized societies.”
Mitochondrial dysfunction is associates with:
- chronic fatigue,
- type 2 Diabetes,
- Parkinson’s, and
all of which we know are on the rise. For example, in the USA autism now affects 1:28 boys and 1:36 girls and rates have risen sharply. Many of the autistic children I work with [as a homeopath] are diagnosed with mitochondrial disorders.
A Case Of Glyphosate Toxicity Related Fibromyalgia Treated with Homeopathic Detox.
Last year I was treating a lady who'd sprayed a lot of RoundUp on her garden and we decided to detox glyphosate to see if we could improve her fibromyalgia. As you might know fibro involves body pains [rheumatism], brain fog and other chronic fatigue symptoms. After using a homeopathic potency of glyphosate over an 8 week protocol she reported that her pain levels had gone from near 10/10 to 0/10, her brain fog had lifted [it was OBVIOUS to me when I spoke to her. She'd gone from struggling to speak to me & appearing unintelligent to being sharp and lucid] and her daughter reported she'd found her trying to take out contact lenses that were not in her eyes as her eye sight had improved that much she was convinced she had them in. I'll update this post with a the story in her own words when she sends it [I just asked her this evening].
Edit: as promised ...
Glyphosate Listed Poisoning Effects:
Symptoms of glyphosate poisoning include:
- Abdominal cramps
- Breathing difficulty
- Blue lips or fingernails (rare)
- Irritation in the mouth and throat
- Low blood pressure
- Nausea and vomiting (may vomit blood)
source: Medline Plus.
A Note on Gluten Intolerance:
Glyphosate sensitivity can be the cause of some people's sensitivity to grains. It may not be the grain itself that you are allergic to. Try swapping to organic.