Another Reason to Eat Organic — Protect Your Gut Health

Another Reason to Eat Organic -- Protect Your Gut Health

Over the last few years, it has been a widely viewed belief among the medical community that the health of the bacteria in our bodies has a direct relationship to our overall health. While the exact nature of the bacteria in our bodies still remains a big mystery, research is showing that certain bacteria can […]

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(Our bodies contain approximately 100 trillion bacteria.)

Over the last few years, it has been a widely viewed belief among the medical community that the health of the bacteria in our bodies has a direct relationship to our overall health.

While the exact nature of the bacteria in our bodies still remains a big mystery, research is showing that certain bacteria can prevent and treat many common diseases.

More specifically, in tests with mice, bacteria played an important role in fighting cancer.

– A study published in PLOS One in April 2016 showed that the bacterium Lactobacillus johnsonii may protect against some cancers.

– Research from the University of Chicago found that introducing a certain strain of bacteria can strengthen the immune system’s ability to attack tumors.

So, if bacteria is proving to be an incredibly important tool to fight disease, shouldn’t we be doing everything we can to protect it?

One of the ways to best to protect your bacteria is to avoid the super-toxic herbicide glyphosate, the most widely used chemical in the world. Not only is glyphosate the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp, but the State of California has declared that glyphosate causes cancer.

Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini at the University of Caen, France conducted tests on rats and found that an environmental concentration of Roundup had a direct impact on the composition of the animal’s gut bacteria. Furthermore, these gut microbiome disturbances showed a substantial overlap with those associated with liver dysfunction in other studies.

What to do?

Eat organic.

While it is legal for glyphosate and Roundup to be sprayed on conventionally-grown foods, it is prohibited in organic farming.

So, the next time you’re deciding whether to purchase something organic or conventional, just think about what the bacteria in your gut would want you to eat.

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3 Comments

  • Max Goldberg says:

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for your comment.

    While the World Health Organization has said that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen, California takes a stronger stance.

    As I have linked above in my story, the State of California has declared that glyphosate causes cancer.

    Here is the link: https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/crnr/glyphosate-listed-effective-july-7-2017-known-state-california-cause-cancer

    All the best,
    Max

  • Michael S. Glaser says:

    Max,

    credibility is in credibly important, especially when making claims about health on the internet.

    So while I agree with you that Roundup is a horrible thing that should be banned, I also know that the state of California has labeled a gazillion things as “may cause cancer.” you state, unequivocally here that the state has declared glyphosate a cause of cancer — suggesting (it seems to me) that the state has declared that it causes cancer in human beings. Is that accurate? or are you telling the truth in a way that supports your thesis and in a way that is not a lie, but is not accurate and honest either.

    Let me know, will you? let us all know. This is important for our trusting you as we go forward.
    Monsanto’s RoundUp, but the State of California has declared that glyphosate causes cancer.

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