Glyphosate could be the largest risk factor for celiac disease

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wheat-spraying(NaturalHealth365) Celiac disease, also known as gluten intolerance, is increasing in prevalence in the United States and Europe. A study by Interdisciplinary Toxicology estimates that about five percent of the population of the western world now has it. Gluten intolerance can cause a variety of symptoms in those who have it, including diarrhea, anemia, nausea, and even depression.

When allowed to go untreated and the affected person continues to consume gluten, Celiac disease can also lead to reproductive problems, digestive problems, nutritional deficiencies, thyroid issues plus a wide variety of inflammatory health issues. Wheat, rye and barley – which are the main source of dietary gluten – have been consumed for thousands of years with little to no problem among humans. So, why is gluten such a problem now?

Gluten sensitivity seems to be a growing threat due to the excessive use of glyphosate (and other toxic substances) in the growing and harvesting of wheat.

In fact, we’ve been told that many farmers actually put glyphosate on the wheat crops just before harvest time. This relatively ‘new’ way of drying the wheat – before harvesting to make it easier for the farmer – increases our exposure to dangerous chemicals.

How does glyphosate increase the likelihood of gluten sensitivity?

Glyphosate is the main ingredient in the chemical weed killer known as Roundup.  Roundup sticks to the wheat that it’s sprayed on, even though the process of turning it into flour and other food items. Of course, chemical companies want us to believe that this is all nonsense and there’s nothing to worry about with all these chemicals used on our food supply.

Yet, we know, when humans are exposed to Roundup – either on the skin or through ingesting it on wheat or other foods – it can cause an imbalance in the good flora in the digestive tract. This imbalance is the precursor to a lot of health issues, including those associated with celiac disease.

To be more scientific and to gain a better understanding about the dangers of glyphosate – check out the work of Stephanie Seneff, a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Animal studies prove the link between Roundup and celiac disease

Fish who have been exposed to Roundup show the same signs and symptoms of glyphosate toxicity as humans. They develop digestive problems and an imbalance in the flora of their digestive tracts.

In addition, they develop vitamin deficiencies, as well as deficiencies in some minerals, as Roundup chelate them out of the body. These are all identical to symptoms humans with celiac disease can experience when they eat wheat or any other food with gluten in it. Quite frankly, some experts like Dr. Thomas O’Bryan suggest that, ‘all humans are affected (in a negative way) by the consumption of gluten foods.’

Celiac disease is more than just an inability to digest gluten properly

People with Celiac disease are more prone to certain types of cancer, miscarriages and birth defects when they get pregnant, kidney problems, and may even need fertility treatments to get pregnant. Naturally, other factors play a role in digestive issues including, oral infections and the consumption of GMOs. But, this highly-toxic herbicide can’t be good for our intestinal health.

Thankfully, people are waking up to the dangers of conventional farming practices and moving toward better quality foods, locally grown.

On top of that, there has been a worldwide call for banning the use of Roundup on food crops.  For example, Roundup shows up regularly in samples of bread from stores in the United Kingdom.  The Netherlands has already banned the use of Roundup and France seems like it will follow suit, while other European countries and the United States are taking the matter into consideration.

Simply put, until Roundup is banned worldwide, the incidences of glyphosate toxicity are likely to continue to increase, causing a variety of problematic health issues for those affected. If you suffer from digestive problems, take a good look at your diet and seek the help of a qualified healthcare provider to assist in the healing process.


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  • Tina Burton

    Nice going, this chemical will help farmers feed the population. It will reduce the number of people on this planet, now their crops can feed everyone that is left.
    Perhaps, this is what is meant by the big corporations when they say they will help feed the world.

  • Emory Welu

    Chemicals are very powerful and people should not be routinely exposed to them. Not only are the plants toxic after being sprayed, but so is the air. Every day millions of pounds of chemicals are used on plants. These include chemical fertilizer, insecticides, pesticides and herbicides

    When I was growing up I remember the DDT spraying pumps. As kids we thought it was fun to use. Now, we are first told of the dangers. I can’t image what they will find out later about the weed eradicator in this article. Already, there is a long list of possible side effects.

  • Norma Thorpe

    Does anyone know a way to protect against this overused chemical? Where I live everything is sprayed from the golf courses, lawns, and the few farms in surrounding areas.

  • Darin Everett

    This is all wrong. first they get rid of the weeds such as dandelion, which is healthy for human to consume. Then they poison the plants they say we are meant to eat. The bottom line is our world is being polluted by these big corporations.

    • Loki

      no corporation is forcing anyone to use weed killer whether its on your lawn or a field of wheat. if you stop eating the junk and dosing your lawn with chemicals, then products like Round-Up will eventually go away. blaming a company for what you or anyone else freely purchases is short-sighted. the key is to educate yourself.

      • Walter H

        Well yes when our food supply is made up of cheap processed food and most people aren’t aware of the dangers. If you mean they don’t have a gun to our back you are right. However, they are using a lot of money on advertising and paying off politicians, using universities as their front man.

        They are surely stocking the deck against us. What is meant by freely purchased isn’t giving the whole story.

      • Patrice

        It is difficult to escape Roundup when the vast majority of food in the supermarket contains it. It is fed to cows, chickens, pigs and in the generic animal feed. It is used on fruits and vegetables as well so you can’t avoid it just by avoiding processed foods. Buy organic? Not available in many places and not affordable for most. I agree that people should educate themselves about their food but then what?

  • Wendy Allen

    Gluten itself may hurt whole family trees even back in history and add Roundup and agent orange which is used when Roundup doesn’t work and it may destroy health fast. Electrodermal tester said I had Agent orange in my body. Eating the safe 15 foods that are not organic, but supposed to be safe may not be safe. Eating organic is needed. Restaurants may not use organic and most of the food in the grocery store may not be organic. I pray organic is really organic.