The recent groundbreaking verdict on on the herbicide, glyphosate (Roundup®), as a cause of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in one San Francisco Bay Area man has shed stark new light on the dangers posed by the most widely-used agricultural chemical today.
On Aug 10, 2018, jurors ordered Monsanto, the manufacturer of glyphosate, to pay $289 million to a man who worked with the chemical for several years as a school groundskeeper, subsequently developing the terminal cancer. Defense attorneys cited a significant body of independent data underscoring the cancer risks and other dangers of glyphosate–data that was allegedly suppressed by the chemical giant in decades of “greenwashing” efforts.
Despite publicity campaigns by Monsanto, however, independent research has continued to demonstrate links between glyphosate and genetic disruptions leading to cancer and other diseases. In 2015, the World Health Organization classified glyphosate as a probable carcinogen. In addition to its links to cancer development, the chemical has been shown to cause cellular and DNA damage, hormone disruption, neurological disorders and other serious problems.
Some studies suggest glyphosate can accumulate in the body, showing up in breast milk, umbilical cords and other tissue analyses. On the other hand, independent tests continue to show high levels of glyphosate in a number of commercial foods; of particular concern are certain GMO ingredients designed to withstand heavy use of the chemical.
In today’s modern landscape, these findings are just the tip of the iceberg. There are thousands of chemicals now found in our environment and in our bodies, and the cumulative effects of such toxic compounds are still unknown. Emerging reports, coupled with skyrocketing rates of related diseases suggest cause for grave concern.
From this evolving data, one point has become increasingly clear: Safeguarding against the toxic effects of glyphosate and other everyday chemical exposure is a central cornerstone to any comprehensive health and detox program.
Dietary choices play a key role in detox function. Foods that aid detoxification include organic vegetables, seaweeds, fermented foods and sprouted grains high in enzymes, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. One nutritional element essential for detoxification is sulfur, found in cruciferous vegetables, onions and garlic, as well as eggs, fish, nuts, legumes and organic meat and poultry.
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To maintain health against increased toxin exposure, it’s critical to ensure that our innate detox functions are operating at full capacity. With an organic, unprocessed diet, targeted supplements and healthy lifestyle choices, we can help prevent the cumulative effects of toxic chemical compounds we’re exposed to on a daily basis.