Every meal… every day… We and our families are consuming pesticides in our food. It happens to even those who eat an organic diet.
Pesticides like glyphosate are everywhere, and it’s virtually impossible to avoid them. They’re in the air, soil, and groundwater, constantly contaminating the food supply.
Pesticides are toxins, designed to kill insects and unwanted plants. While the dose that would cause immediate harm to us is much greater than what we typically encounter every day, the cumulative effects of pesticides on our long term health and the long term effects on the ecosystem must be recognized.
Throughout our lives, some of these chemicals accumulate in our bodies. In the body they can act as toxins that bind critical minerals, pro-oxidants that cause persistent inflammation, or even as drivers of genetic and epigenetic changes in our DNA.
This accumulation in cells and tissues damages vital organs. Serious health issues can occur – some that we already know about and others that haven’t been directly linked to pesticides yet. The pesticides that don’t bioaccumulate can still cause problems because of our constant exposure to them even at very low doses.
Health Effects of Long-Term Pesticide Exposure
93% of Americans have detectable levels of glyphosate in their urine, indicating systemic presence of this pesticide in the body. Unfortunately, there’s limited data on the long-term health effects of constant low-level exposure to pesticides through diet. Industry scientists generally focus on the health effects of one target pesticide at a time, rather than the combination of agricultural toxins that are often compounded together. However, emerging research shows that even low levels of pesticides – especially in combination – are toxic to humans.
The following reflect some of the primary health issues that initial data show are linked to glyphosate and other pesticides:
Pesticides like glyphosate – known as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) – disrupt hormone signaling and balance. In addition to other endocrine-related issues, they can promote fat storage— which is why scientists have termed these chemicals, “obesogens.”
2. Chronic Gut Issues
Glyphosate is a patented antibiotic. Along with killing weeds, it also selectively kills bacteria and causes specific harm to beneficial probiotic bacteria within our individual microbiomes. Pesticides like glyphosate can cause issues like chronic diarrhea, gas and bloating, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and other gut-related problems.
3. Fertility Problems
As endocrine-disrupting chemicals, glyphosate and other pesticides can cause infertility in women and men. They’ve also been linked with a higher risk of miscarriage and premature birth. Now researchers discovered that pesticides may cause “generational toxicology,” indicating high risks of health problems for future generations.
Glyphosate and other pesticides affect brain function by increasing levels of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate, which becomes neurotoxic at high levels in the brain. Data shows an increase in diagnoses of ADHD and similar disorders among people who eat more conventionally grown foods compared to organic.,
Pesticides interfere with many biochemical, cellular, and genetic processes, and increase the production of free radicals that generate oxidative stress. These disruptions can increase risks of cancer development and metastasis. Pesticides are linked with several kinds of cancer including non-Hodgkins lymphoma, leukemia, and kidney cancer. In 2015 the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) labeled glyphosate as a probable carcinogen, despite overwhelming pushback from the pesticide industry.
What you can do about it.
Protect yourself daily to minimize exposure by eating organic foods and purifying your water. You can also use supplements daily to prevent bioaccumulation.
While we may not be able to completely avoid consuming pesticides like glyphosate, we can be proactive with practical solutions including targeted detoxification. Research shows that certain natural detoxification binders may help lower the toxic burden of pesticides including glyphosate, while preventing uptake into organs and tissues.
GlyphoDetox is a physician-formulated pesticide detox formula that contains natural binders to help absorb glyphosate and other agricultural toxins and safely remove them from the body.
- Fulvic acid
- Icelandic kelp
- Citrus pectin
- Alginate complex
Each of these ingredients supports pesticide defense in a unique way.
Fulvic acid works as the centerpiece of the formula - it’s one of nature’s strongest pesticide binders. This humic substance is naturally found in soil, made up of decomposed organic matter, minerals, and other organic substances. It’s been used as a traditional medicine to ward off disease, promote a healthy inflammatory response, and improve overall health and vitality.
Icelandic kelp helps protect and nourish the thyroid, which is vulnerable to damage from toxins. Kelp also supplies a wealth of trace minerals to replace the nutrients that get stripped out of the body by glyphosate.
Citrus pectin has a double role in the formula. First, it binds to toxins for safe elimination through the GI tract.27] It also acts as a prebiotic to support probiotic bacteria in the gut that are impacted by glyphosate and other toxins.
Alginate complex, derived from seaweed,binds to chemical toxins and heavy metals and allows for elimination through the GI tract, while preventing reabsorption and redistribution through the gut wall., Alginates also form a protective gel, which supports the protective intestinal barrier and reduces the risk of leaky gut.
Glycine performs a few critical tasks to help the body ward off pesticide damage. It promotes production of glutathione and offers strong support for the liver; protects against leaky gut, and selectively competes with glyphosate at key receptor sites throughout the body to prevent storage of glyphosate.