If you are one of the many people who have clear gluten intolerance symptoms, but your blood work never confirms your are gluten intolerant, you should definitely read this article.
There are many theories to why gluten is all of a sudden the villain and today we are going to talk about one of them. One that might be the cause of your symptoms even though you are not gluten intolerant or celiac.
This theory suggests it is not gluten that is making you feel sick. It’s glyphosate!
WHAT IS GLYPHOSATE?
Glyphosate is an herbicide that is used to kill weeds. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup.
“Increased use of Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide (trade name Roundup) could be the cause of the epidemic of “gluten intolerance”, according to a compelling new peer-reviewed report from two U.S. scientists. Farmers are now using glyphosate not only to control weeds but also to dry down wheat, rice, sugarcane and other crops just before harvest, resulting in higher residues in the foods we eat.” (Mother Earth News)
“Standard wheat harvest protocol in the United States is to drench the wheat fields with Roundup several days before the combine harvesters work through the fields as withered, dead wheat plants are less taxing on the farm equipment and allows for an earlier, easier and bigger harvest” (Found on The Organic Prepper, but original source is Healhty Home Economist)
“GMO crops and weeds that are sprayed with Roundup have built up a tolerance to glyphosate. Due to this tolerance, they are having to use more Roundup to kill off the weeds. Looking at the last 5-10 years, they are using 2X more Roundup than they were initially. In the last 10 years, celiac disease (autoimmune disease where body can’t break down gluten) has doubled.” (Our Blessed Nest Blog)
The chart below shows the correlation between the increase of celiac disease diagnosis to the increase application of glyphosate to wheat.
Are you shocked by these facts? Maybe, you are not gluten intolerant after all, maybe it is this poison that is making you feel sick!
We know we’ve said this 100 times, but eat organic whenever possible. There are Non-GMO flours out there and they might not make you feel sick considering you are actually not gluten intolerant. Melanie from the Our Blessed Nest Blog recommends King Arthur Flour.
Let’s spread the word in the hopes we won’t get our food poisoned any longer!