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Wellness Wednesday: GMOs


Are you staying away from GMO products? Do you have a stance on this topic in general? I would prefer that my foods be NON-GMO and as pure as possible.

Check it out:

*Glyphosate, the main ingredient of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide famous , was already suspected of many evils: hormonal disturbances, carcinogenic, mutagenic and other festivities … It is back on the dock. This time to be the trigger of gluten intolerance or celiac disease. The symptoms? Abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, weight loss, or anemia. And unfortunately there is only one treatment: a gluten-free diet for life. 

*Genetically modified foods such as soy and corn may be responsible for a number of gluten-related maladies including intestinal disorders now plaguing 18 million Americans.

*It’s the BT-toxin in genetically modified foods which kills insects by “puncturing holes in their cells.” The toxin is present in ‘every kernel’ of Bt-corn and survives human digestion, with a 2012 study confirming that it punctures holes in human cells as well.

*The GMO-related damage was linked to five different areas: Intestinal permeability, imbalanced gut bacteria, immune activation and allergic response, impaired digestion, and damage to the intestinal wall. 

*Many people do not develop reactivity to gluten until later in life, which supports the notion that it can be triggered by environmental factors.

*Unfortunately, many people who discover they are gluten-sensitive actually increase their intake of GMOs because they switch from wheat products to corn products. With 88% of the U.S. corn crop genetically engineered, avoidance of GMOs in the gluten-free community presents a unique challenge to consumers.

*The best way to avoid GMOs is to consult the or download the free iPhone app ShopNoGMO. Look for products with either the “Non-GMO Project Verified” or the “Certified Organic” seal.

*Avoid ingredients derived from the foods most likely to be genetically modified. These include soy, corn, cottonseed, canola, sugar, papaya from Hawaii or China, zucchini, and yellow squash. 



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