Thursday, June 6, 2013

"Roundup" ... leads to toxic overload

Dr. Mercola’s newsletter should be obligatory reading for anyone who wants to enjoy optimal health thanks to the best natural products, while avoiding the many toxins that slip into the environment courtesy of the vested interests of big Pharma and big Farming. 

Latest warning bell from Dr. M is not a new one, but the research now gathers momentum. The latest findings demonstrate more downsides of GM produce and the heavy use of Monsanto’s broad-spectrum “Roundup” on GM crops. First up, the researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) show that GM-corn is not equivalent nutritionally, but more frightening is the fact that glyphosate (Roundup), which has been deemed “minimally toxic to humans” actually inhibits cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes. The major function of these vitally important enzymes is to detoxify xenobiotic (foreign) substances in the body. Inhibited by glyphosate, there is no pathway for the conjugation and excretion of these foreign chemicals. The toxic burden in the body accumulates and with it the likelihood of ill-health and later disease. 

According to the authors: "Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body.”

I’ve always advocated the consumption of organic produce, but if you were ever in any doubt, this latest scientific finding should be the clincher. 

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