If you’re like me, you find peace and satisfaction in cultivating your own garden. There’s something special about watching the fruits of your labor grow. You might also be familiar with the frustration of keeping weeds and bugs from harming your plants…
That’s why so many companies, from landscaping companies to consumer packaged goods companies, turn to weed-killer products for help. You are probably spending time in public spaces that use them, eating foods that have been sprayed with them, or drinking water that is contaminated with them…
Today, I want to raise awareness about glyphosate, a popular herbicide found in weed-killing products. Glyphosate is sprayed over a massive amount of crops such as corn, soy, and wheat. These plants are genetically engineered to be unaffected by the application of glyphosate, while the wild weeds around it die away.
We’ll explore the impact glyphosate can have on the human body and the environment, including:
Increasing your knowledge of this topic can help guide your daily choices, accelerate research efforts, and influence consumer packaged goods companies to get glyphosate out of the food supply.
Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide, usually mixed with other chemicals and sprayed over yards and fields to curb the growth of weeds. It has increasingly grown in popularity and usage. Today, glyphosate is the most commonly used herbicide around the globe.
Research shows that prolonged exposure to the chemical could adversely impact your health and the health of the environment. The use of glyphosate is yet another way companies are harming the planet for the sake of convenience and making a profit.
There is consistent concern about chronic exposure to glyphosate and the other ingredients often mixed with it to help it get into plants, which can cause mild to severe health issues. You may already be aware of the recent lawsuit against RoundUp, a major glyphosate-based product, and the allegations that RoundUp exposure causes cancer.
Although the scientific community hasn’t officially reached a consensus on the linkage between glyphosate and cancer yet (1), understanding the scope of glyphosate contamination in our food supply is critical to protecting public health because research is not being done with environmentally relevant concentrations of glyphosate.
Here are just a few ways prolonged exposure to glyphosates can impact your health:
Although you would not seek out glyphosate and consume it on purpose - there is no escaping ingestion of it if you eat most commercially manufactured corn, wheat, oat, barley, bean, or soy-based products or drink tap water.
Once glyphosate is applied to crops, lawns, and gardens, its residue disperses throughout the surrounding soil, water, and into the plants we consume. It is so prevalent it is found in human hair and urine samples.
Here are some facts about how prevalent glyphosate is in our environment, in our bodies, and in our food:
Most of us will only experience “residual exposure” to glyphosate but there is not enough research yet to confirm what levels of exposure increase health risks to a verifiable degree. It’s up to us to decide whether we want to roll the dice on our exposure to this compound.
Glyphosate is not an ingredient you can look for on the back of any label in the grocery store. While it is impossible to eliminate every possible exposure to glyphosate, the good news is - you can minimize your exposure to glyphosate by making just a few simple and safe choices.
Here are 3 ways you can reduce your exposure to glyphosate:
The benefit of staying informed and making informed choices allows you to sustain a healthy life for yourself and your family!
Keep in mind that knowledge like this can help light a fire within. You can nurture the spark into motivation to commit to your inner work and cultivate a harmonious state of consciousness. It’s such a critical time for us to reprogram our belief systems so we can more easily access answers to issues like this one, rise up from the broken systems that surround us, and help build a better system based on love.
From a balanced inner state, you can more easily access the answers that will help our planet and help us all move forward.
The risks of glyphosate was a recent topic of discussion on my latest podcast series: Be The Hero Of Your Health. This illuminating series empowers you to awaken the superhero within and take responsibility for your health, especially when it comes to the foods you nourish your body with.
Check out the extensive library of podcast episodes so you can learn to see through the illusions of deceptive marketing and understand how certain ingredients can impact your health. With this valuable knowledge, you can feel empowered to make healthy choices for life!