-contributed by Travis Foust
Imagine walking into your favorite restaurant and getting seated at the best table. Your waiter comes over to share the specials and take your drink order. You and your guest decide on your dinner and place the order when the waiter returns with your drinks.

Your food has arrived and it looks and smells amazing. The food tastes as good as it looks and before you know it, the food is gone. This is the best meal you have ever had and you would like to show your appreciation and ask your waiter if you can go to the kitchen so you can thank the chef personally. The waiter agrees and asks you to follow him.

As he takes you through the “employees only” door you are surprised to see all the cooks and the chef wearing hazmat suits and respirators (similar to the picture below). Recognizing you may be in danger, you and your guest quickly turn around and leave the kitchen. Once you are back in the dining room you ask the waiter why they were all dressed that way and he tells you that they have to wear them because some of the ingredients used in preparation required the safety precautions.

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Now this story may seem exaggerated, but is it?

THE PROBLEM

On the surface it may sound farfetched, however, the above picture shows how much of the food grown in this country is prepared. Some reports estimate that over 80% of the food supply is contaminated with the herbicide glyphosate. Since the USDA National Organic Standard does not allow for the use of glyphosate to meet its requirements, many people buy organic to ‘be safe’. Is that the case? Unfortunately, reports also estimate the organic grain market is contaminated, at a range slightly lower than some of the non-organic grains.

Does it matter that glyphosate is showing inroads into our food supply? The answer to that will depend on whom you ask. If you ask the manufacturer of glyphosate, and the agencies that they fund generously, there is no reason to be concerned. On the flip side, if you look at the science and evidence you will see the opposite.

THE RESULTS

What does the evidence show? Pictures speak louder than words, notice the charts below.

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There many more charts that could be placed here, and they all look exactly the same.
THE ORIGINAL PURPOSE OF GLYPHOSATE

What is the purpose of glyphosate? The easiest answer is that it is a weed killer, as it kills broad leaf weed and grasses that compete with commercial crops. Glyphosate based solutions use the same principle, they interfere with a specific enzyme that plants need in order to grow. Without that enzyme plants are unable to produce proteins to grow. Some feel that glyphosate is safe for us since humans do not have these same enzymes in their cells.

On the surface, all of that makes sense, and sounds wonderful. We have a way to control weeds without all the work and it is “safe”. However, once again, scientific research is showing a different conclusion, glyphosate is truly toxic to our health.

THE IMPACT ON OUR BODY

The human body is an amazing creation. Think about all the parts that work together in perfect balance and harmony. One aspect that may get overlooked is the essential activity that takes place in the gut. Our gut houses many beneficial organisms that support a healthy body. These organisms are damaged when glyphosate is consumed in our food. Additionally, our body also uses enzymes to help rid our body of toxins, those enzymes are impacted and do not function as they need when glyphosate is present.

If our body is not able to work as initially intended, is there any surprise we see the increase in health issues that are prevalent today? Glyphosate is being outlawed in many countries due to the studies they have conducted and how it is linked to MANY health issues.

Lack of proper nutrition from our food and an out of balance gut result from glyphosate. Both of these wreak havoc on our body and our digestive system.
Enough of the bad news. What can we do for ourselves and our families to reduce our glyphosate exposure?

WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT OUR FOOD?

To counteract the lack of proper nutrition from our food, here are just a few relatively simple suggestions we can implement:

1)      Eat Organic – as best as you can. Although organic food is starting to show some contamination, it will be less than non-organic.

2)      Peel or wash fruit – Quite a bit of the residue from application of glyphosate containing products will be on the outside.

3)      Filter tap water – When it rains over the crops the water drains into our water source, it makes its way into our drinking water.

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WHAT CAN WE DO TO SUPPORT OUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM?

Find a good cleanse – This will help re-introduce and re-store the beneficial organisms in our gut.  

OUR RESULTS

Our family has been working for over two years to implement these suggestions, and while it can be difficult, not to mention more expensive, we have seen some wonderful results. If we stray from it even for a day or two we can feel it internally, or see it in our children, both physically and emotionally.

After looking at many different types of cleanses, we have found one that produced great results. If you would like to know what cleanse we've found success with, contact us here.

 


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