Why We need to Replace Probiotics Every Day!
A while back I blogged on the benefits of Probiotics and how I got rid of my IBS, bloating and other issues. Now I have learned that we are being polluted and our probiotics killed-off, every day that we eat foods with glyphosate. The EPA is allowing it in our foods and all GMO-foods are suspect. I will never stop using my probiotic supplement, every day! I took them with me on my recent 10-day trip to Virginia and Florida and they helped me stay healthy and kept the weight off!
Extracted from Dr. Mercola blog:
“Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Enterococcus faecalis—these are organisms that keep you healthy either by providing accessibility to the minerals in your food or producing many of the vitamins that you need for life. They’re also the natural biological defenses to keep Clostridium, Salmonella, and E.coli from developing in your system,” Dr. Huber explains.
“When you take the good bacteria out, then the bad bacteria fill that void, because there aren’t any voids in nature. We have all of these gut-related problems, whether it’s autism, leaky gut, C. difficile diarrhea, gluten intolerance, or any of the other problems. All of these diseases are an expression of disruption of that intestinal microflora that keeps you healthy.”
Glyphosate was first patented as a chelator in 1964 by Stauffer Chemical Co. It was patented by Monsanto and introduced as an herbicide in 1974. And then in 1996, Roundup Ready crops hit the market. There’s been a steep increase in the usage of Roundup since then, because you can apply it multiple times without damaging your crop. Making matters worse, they’re now also using glyphosate as a ripening agent—even for non-GMO crops. It’s applied right before harvest time to ripen off the crop.
“We have about a five-fold increase in glyphosate usage on many of our GMO crops. With the Roundup Ready-resistant weeds, we see that rate going up exponentially,” he says.
Did You Know? EPA Just Increased Allowable Limits of Glyphosate in Your Food
Despite well-understood health risks, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is repeatedly approached by agricultural and biotech companies asking for increased limits of this pernicious toxin in your food.
“The companies say we have to increase the amount of glyphosate that we can have in your food, so we can have a ‘safe’ product – not based on science but based on how much chemical is actually in our food!” Dr.Huber says.
On May 1, the EPA went ahead and doubled the amount of glyphosate allowed in food… Soybean oil may now contain as much as 40 parts per million (ppm) of glyphosate. Meanwhile, research by Dr. Monika Krueger at Leipzig University shows that a tenth of a part per million is all that it takes to kill your Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, and Enterococcus faecalis! So soybean oil is now allowed to contain a whopping 4,000 times the known limit at which it can impact your health.”
WHAT CAN WE DO TO PROTECT OURSELVES?
Eat Clean, as close to the natural source as possible. Buy from local farmers and find out what they do to keep glyphosate out of your foods. Stay away from packaged and processed foods that do not have labeling which discloses GMO content.
Replenish the probiotics every day. My choice – USANA Probiotics – a powder with12 Billion live bacteria with lactobacillus and bifidobacterium. I cannot go without it!