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Dangers of Glyphosate, Protecting the Gut Biome, and a Powerful Product for Restoring Your Health

Updated: Oct 5, 2018


In natural, untouched environments, humans have gut biomes that consist of roughly 30,000 different kinds of bacteria in a specific balance. It was found that tribal peoples still living on the planet had roughly the same gut microbiomes even if they lived in much different environments. 


Unfortunately, in the U.S. and other more developed societies, we have imbalanced unhealthy guts, and at the high end we might have 10,000 different species of bacteria. These imbalances and lack of bacteria may be the lead contributor to diseases like Autism or Alzheimer’s, and different cancers.


So, what caused this to happen to us? Well, for one, heavy use of antibiotics. As amazing as antibiotics are for stopping infectious disease, they do a number on our good bacteria, and the aftermath can have lifelong consequences. However, the biggest antibiotic affecting our guts is not given to us by Doctors. It’s sprayed on our food.


Round-up is a type of pesticide used by the gigantic and arguably infamous agriculture corporation: Monsanto. What most people don’t realize is that it’s effects were hardly studied, and Monsanto claimed its safety because its primary ingredient is an antibiotic. 

Back in the 80s, bacteria were still considered all bad, and it was more common to believe that a human body would be healthiest with no bacteria in it at all. Since then we’ve learned better, but Monsanto was able to successfully get away with approving their pesticide. 


By the way, round-up is derived from a predecessor you might recognize: Agent Orange, which is well known for ruining the health of soldiers who handled it while serving in Vietnam. 


The primary ingrediant of Round-up is an antibiotic called glyphosate. Glyphosate can travel by air, and it is estimated that 300 million pounds are sprayed annually, making it the most used agricultural chemical ever. 


It has been found in our rainwater, it is on most of our food, and it has been tied to cell wall damage inside our bodies, causing conditions like leaky gut as well as gut dysbiosis, blood brain barrier problems, and has been recently implicated in cancer. 


Right now, there are only a handful of products that directly protect against glyphosate. One such product is Restore by Biomic Sciences. Triple PhD Zach Bush co-created restore while researching the ways bacteria in our bodies communicate, and the product restores broken communication pathways that are most directly damaged by glyphosate. It directly influences the repair of junctions between cell walls in the body.


Even with Restore, you must take effort to avoid glyphosate. If there is any one true reason to eat organic, this is it. Glyphosate is not used in organic farming. Your best bet is to avoid foods that have high surface area if you choose not to eat organic. Examples would be broccoli, brussel sprouts, blueberries, and apples. 


However, the reality is that there are only a handful of foods that might be “ok” to eat inorganic, and they are primarily fruits with a peel. It may seem expensive, but in this day and age, our health is one of the most challenged currencies we have.

 

I don’t know for sure, but the low nutrition, chemical covered foods provided to the poorest of our society might be one of the biggest factors in poverty. I would not be surprised if nutrition plays a powerful role in people’s economic status, especially when this dangerous chemical is so prevalent. 


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