We apologize for being MIA for sooooo long. We have been doing lots of research on how to continue to help you not only look your best, but feel your best! During our journey, we have discovered some disturbing, eye-opening facts about many of the foods we "think" are healthy that are actually making us gain weight, when we are working our asses off to shed pounds, feel happy, strong, vibrant, energized and just overall, the best we can. If you have been wondering, what's getting in the way of your optimal health, we want you to know that is not your fault and you are not ALONE!
Soooooo, here's just one of the astounding things we have learned and of course, had to share it with everyone we care about, YOU! Please share with those you love, so that we can all help each other feel better each and every day of this life.
An FDA-registered food safety laboratory tested iconic American food for residues of the common weed killer glyphosate (aka Monsanto's Roundup) and found ALARMING amounts.
Just to give you an idea of how outrageous these amounts are, independent research shows that probable harm to human health begins at really low levels of exposure - at only 0.1 ppb of glyphosate. Many foods were found to have over 1,000 times this amount! Well above what regulators throughout the world consider "safe".
Here is why we should ALL be concerned about eating glyphosate:
Independent research links glyphosate to cancerand it has been deemed a probable human carcinogen by the World Health Organization's team of international cancer experts. The childhood cancer rate is steadily rising and experts say that they don't know why. Why are they not taking a closer look at these facts?
Research also indicates that glyphosate is an endocrine disruptor, which disrupts hormones and leads to reproductive problems, early onset puberty, obesity, diabetes, and some cancers. When it comes to endocrine disruptors, very small exposures are the most damaging, so "the dose makes the poison" mantra does not apply!
Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum antibiotic killing the good bacteria in your gut. Poor gut health is linked to inflammation and a whole host of diseases. As GMOs laced with glyphosate are commonly fed to farm animals, this could very well be contributing to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
It binds with vital nutrients in the soil (like iron, calcium, manganese, zinc) and prevents plants for taking them up. Glyphosate is thereby making food less nutritious!
Why is this weed killer in these foods? Even non-GMO and organic food!
This chemical has gone so mainstream that glyphosate has infiltrated every facet of our environment - our water, air, soil.
Many GMOs were invented to be resistant to glyphosate - and since GMOs have been introduced the use of glyphosate has gone through the roof! It is now the world's most widely used herbicide.
Glyphosate is not just used on GMOs. Conventional (non-organic farmers) use Roundup as a drying agent on crops, such as oats and wheat. It can't be simply washed off, as it is taken up into the plant itself.
As the active ingredient in popular "Roundup" herbicide, millions of people are using this stuff around their homes, and it's widely used at parks and other public spaces.
So, that is why it's not just GMO-filled junk food that is laced with glyphosate. It's contaminating organic and non-GMO foods, and it's even in our honey! The FDA quietly found it in almost every single sample of honey that they tested (from mass produced to organic mountain honey). The media has been essentially silent and barely anyone heard this news!
Even if you don't personally eat the specific brands that were tested (I don't), how many people are eating Cheerios and Ritz Crackers every day? A lot!
How many of your friends and family have their cabinets filled with these foods? These people need to know this information.
There are still thousands of other brands and whole foods that have not been tested for glyphosate residues, so we can't be so sure that our own organic, non-GMO, and unprocessed food is safe. Americans are effectively being forced to eat this poison until something is done to stop the rampant use of this chemical. Yes, we said poison.
The best way to avoid glyphosate is by choosing certified organic foods because it is prohibited on organic crops. Although contamination is a real threat, the levels on organic foods are minimal compared to what's been found on conventional foods. It's been shown that people who eat organic foods have less glyphosate and other synthetic pesticides in their system.
Keep it clean....
- Loucas & Audra
Core Fitness Studios, Glen Cove