You will surprised by the amount of people who cannot tell the difference between organic food and food that are contaminated with pesticides.
A recent study conducted by researchers from RMIT University published in the journal Environmental Research found that adults following an organic diet for just one week had a huge reduction in pesticide exposure. Pesticides are used widely with food production. 13 participants were chosen randomly to follow a diet of at least 80% organic or conventional food for 7 days, then following the alternate diet afterwards. Urinary levels were used for analysis. The study found that urinary dialkylphosphates (DAPs) measurements were 89% lower when they ate an organic diet for 7 days compared to a conventional diet for the same amount of time.
The research was conducted by Dr. Liza Oates as part of her PhD project and supervised by Professor Marc Cohen from RMIT’s School of Health Sciences. It was supported in part by a donation to RMIT University from Bharat Mitra, co-founder of Organic India Pty Ltd..Dr Oates said “Conventional food production commonly uses organophosphate pesticides, which are neurotoxins that act on the nervous system of insects and humans by blocking an important enzyme. A lot of these agents were initially developed as nerve gases for chemical warfare, so we do know that they have toxic effects on the nervous system at high doses. Conventional food production commonly uses organophosphate pesticides, which are neurotoxins that act on the nervous system of humans by blocking an important enzyme. While the clinical relevance of reducing pesticide exposure requires further studies conducted on a larger scale, this study is an important first step in expanding our understanding about the impact of an organic diet.”
Everyday we are discovering just how harmful pesticides are to our bodies. It has been reported that the most active ingredient in Monsanto’s best selling herbicide “Roundup” is responsible for fueling breast cancer by increasing the number of breast cancer cells through cell growth and cell division. Source:
A new study was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health suggests that Roundup, or glyphosate, becomes highly toxic to the kidney once mixed with “hard” water or metals like cadmium and arsenic. These metals often exist naturally in the soil or are added via the fertilizer. Sri Lanka has completely banned Monsanto Herbicide, their reason being that a chronic kidney disease has been affecting poor farming regions all over the world and they believe the link is Monsanto Herbicide.
A study was conducted by Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Many people are unaware that they are putting Glyphosate into their bodies. When you do this you are in actually altering the chemistry of your body. It’s completely unnatural and the body doesn’t like it. P450 (CYP) is the gene pathway disrupted when the body takes in Glyphosate. P450 creates enzymes that assist with the formation of molecules in cells, as well as break them down. There are many CYP enzymes in our bodies and they have many important functions. They are responsible for detoxifying xenobiotics from the body, things like the various chemicals found in pesticides, drugs and carcinogens. Glyphosate interferes with the CYP enzymes. The CYP pathway is critical for the normal, natural functioning of multiple biological systems within our bodies. Because so many humans have been exposed to glyphosate they suffer with a drop in amino acid tryptophan levels, which interferes with the active signalling of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is associated with weight gain, depression and Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr Liza Oates – “Our results show that people who switch to eating mainly organic food for just one week can dramatically reduce their exposure to pesticides, demonstrating that an organic diet has a key role to play in a precautionary approach to reducing pesticide exposure”.
The amount of people who say that they are on a “normal diet” are unaware of the negative health effects of organophosphate pesticides like glyphosate that are all over their foods. The dramatic reduction in exposure to glyphosate when on an organic diet for only 7 days just shows how much of these toxins are entering our bodies and how we can rid them! There is a reason that multiple countries around the world have banned GMOs and the pesticides that go hand in hand with them. Lets protect our family and friends. By just making a few differences to our diets can make significant changes to our health.