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What Is Glyphosate?

Uncategorized May 27, 2013

If you have not been following the recent surge in studies about the growing evidence of the danger that Round-Up poses for our long term health, you may want to listen up.

Round-Up, a patented herbicide manufactured by Monsanto corporation, which is used on lawns for weed killing as well as on most major conventionally farmed crops has been directly associated with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Autism. The studies being done have conclusively shown that Glyphoside, the active ingredient in the compound impairs the liver’s Cytochrome P450 detoxification pathway. Although to many this may sound like Greek, the P450 system cannot be ignored as it is responsible for all liver detoxification, and without an intact and functional pathway, toxins both from external sources and internal exposures have no way to be safely removed from our bodies.
The consequences of impaired detoxification are:

  • Inflammation
  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Cellular Shut Down
  • Nervous System Destruction
  • Hormonal Disruption
  • Digestive Issues
  • Mood Changes


Now, Glyphosate cannot be at this time directly linked to every case of the above symptoms, but it can be shown to create a dysfunction in a major cellular pathway that can be directly linked to these symptoms. The problem is that Round Up is not just used on crops, it is used every day by people on their lawns or to spray their dandelions and as a result, it is in the air and water everywhere. Avoidance is key, and really takes only two simple forms:

  • Consume only organic foods, certified to be grown without the use of Round-Up, patented seeds, herbicides, insecticides, or any other synthetic chemical.
  • Eliminate use of this potent toxin from all household yard tasks and encourage your neighbors to do the same…this includes the lawn service companies that may care for your lawn too.


Outside of these two actions, remember to check if local parks or even golf courses have had their lawn treatments done just before your visit there, as they only have to post the little notice signs, but do not have to limit the use of the area even if an application was just done. Letting little kids play on grass in a township park just after it was sprayed for weeds is a dangerous thing to do!

Long term health has always been about prevention, many diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s seem like a roll of the dice, but evidence is growing that they may be anything but. Once symptoms set in, trying to rewind and recover the damage done by these toxins takes years of hard and diligent work and thousands of dollars, switching to organic is much cheaper than losing your life or your child’s life to one of these conditions.


To read more: http://www.mdpi.com/search?q&journal&volume&authors=samsel&section&issue&article_type&special_issue&page&search=Search

The dangers of using Round Up continue to be proven by scientists around the world. The most recent studies highlight an increased risk and strong association with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Autism from consistent exposure. So, how can we avoid exposure and therefore help protect our cells from the damaging effects of this commonly used compound?

  • Eliminate all use of Round Up personally or from lawn care services around your home and if possible your office.
  • Eliminate all non-organic foods. Organic foods cannot be grown with Round Up


Taking these steps will ensure less exposure, and provide greater protection, but of course total avoidance is all but impossible. The danger of these compounds is that they damage the Cytochrome P450 enzyme systems of the liver, which are responsible and needed for adequate detoxification. Many never think about daily detox, but it is part of healthy body operations, without it we steadily accumulate waste inside and around our cells that eventually manifests its self as inflammation and if left long enough serious chronic disease. Maximizing our systems ability to drain toxins is also essential to assist the body in its effort to eliminate toxins effectively. This can range from use of drainage specific remedies to daily activities of detoxification, for long term protection and cellular repair both will be needed.

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