Glyphosate ; The HIDDEN Dangers
OK, so last month we touched the surface of how to educate yourself on reading product labels. Now we will begin to break it down even further.
If a product is considered “natural”, they’re claiming that it comes from the earth. So this is definitely a step in the right direction towards bettering your health. But we must take it even further than a product just being “natural.”
One of the biggest reasons for that is the toxic and carcinogenic (cancer causing) GLYPHOSATE that’s in all our foods and body care products, if they’re NOT made from organic or wild harvested fruits and vegetables.
What exactly is GLYPHOSATE? Glyphosate is the main ingredient found in the popular weed-killer Roundup. According to Oxford Dictionary: Glyphosate is a “SYNTHETIC compound which is a non-selective systemic herbicide, particularly effective against perennial weeds.”
So what does that mean to us and how does it affect us in our personal care products? All of our fruits and vegetables are being sprayed with it. Anything you put on your skin (which is our largest organ) will be in your bloodstream in seconds, including glyphosate.
As I was reading an article on livelovefruit.com I was reminded about even more alarming facts. “Back in 2015, a famous study published by the International Agency for Research of Cancer (IARC) came to the conclusion that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans (1).”
The link between glyphosate and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is particularly strong. One study, published in 2008 by Swedish researchers, found that exposure to glyphosate tripled the risk of a sub-type of Non-Hodgkin called small lymphocytic lymphoma (2).
Monsanto was officially found guilty in covering up their cancer-causing product and was ordered to pay $289 million in damages to plaintiff, Dewayne Johnson (who was riddled with cancer after using Round Up daily.) Just a little FYI: Monsanto (Creator of Round Up) was recently bought out from BAYER, so it’s officially now under the name of BAYER (yes the well-known pain reliever company), instead of Monsanto.
Glyphosate is just one of the many reasons you should take it even further than just being natural, and choose only ORGANIC in your products.
Please do your research on why choosing organic isn’t just a fad and why it’s so imperative for your health and longevity!
Next month we will take a look at the preservatives used in natural (and yes, even in organic products) and which ones you want to avoid due to the toxicity levels.