Another Reason Wheat is Toxic Glyphosate

July 18, 2016

‪Another Reason Wheat is Toxic


 Reference: Interdiscip. Toxicology, Entropy, The Healthy Home Economist

 Have you ever wondered why you or some of your close friends seem to get sick and just don't feel good when you eat wheat products? Have you experienced the blossoming of gluten-free products with skepticism because your regular doctor scoffs at the notion that you have celiac disease, even showing your a negative blood test? Hmmm. Wheat has been the foundation of modern civilization. Could it have done that and we all felt sick from it. Hmmm. 

 Ok, follow this thread. Did you know that most wheat is sprayed with glyphosate (Roundup) about 10 days prior to harvest? It helps increase the harvest, kills off all other weeds, but also kills the wheat and helps dry it out, especially in wet years. Guess what happens to the amount of Roundup in wheat when that's done? Now, did you know that glyphosate causes a lot of "disruption" to a whole host of biological systems? You can actually drink it, and not die on the spot. (Some ag sales reps have allegedly done so.) 

What it damages are your gut bacteria. They have dramatic shifts in many of their internal biological processes. Most importantly is disruption to their P450 detox system. We have that system too in our livers, but in our guts, it is critical to a wide range of beneficial bacteria that have a wide interplay with us and our immune system. The net effect appears to be what we call "leaky gut". If you track the application of glyphosate to our crops and compare that to the incidence of celiac disease you get a pretty scary graph with an R of 0.9759 (which is an almost perfect correlation. That's not proof, but it sure looks interesting. 

Now, listen to Zach Bush on Youtube and see what you think about the brain diseases we see that are associated with leaky gut, and also glyphosate. Autism, ADHD, schizophrenia to name a few. And then there are autoimmune diseases, all of which have spooky associations with leaky gut and wheat. The bacteria in our gut are a precious organ. They constitute a separate entity that supplies us with life-giving balance. They help us make critically important amino acids, vitamins, immune reactions, and detox lots of trouble-making chemicals. We injure that organ to our peril. So guess what the Europeans did this month to Roundup? Yup, banned it. Gone. 

 WWW. What Will Work for Me. Goodness. I am not personally obviously affected by wheat, except that I gain weight like a ship's anchor when I eat it. Perhaps that is being affected. But I feel less bad about avoiding it. This article has given me more determination to just stay away from it. Is it wheat that's the problem, or our modern farming methods? We aren't just sure, but I think it may be Roundup that's giving wheat an extra bad reputation. If I had an autoimmune disease, avoiding wheat would be first on the menu. 

 Pop Quiz

1. I'm glad I live in America where I can get Roundup on my hamburger?                     Answer:  Well, not if you don't eat the bun. 

 ‪2. It is possible to apply Roundup to your hands and not show immediate harmful effect. T or F?           Answer:     True ‪

3. The p-450 system in our gut bacteria is profoundly influenced by Roundup? T or F?              Answer:  True ‪4. You probably get the most Roundup in your diet as a consequence of wheat being sprayed just prior to harvest. T or F?                        Answer:  In a nutshell, true. 

 ‪5. The damage to your gut bacteria ends up causing "leaky gut", which is strongly associated with many brain diseases and autoimmune illnesses. T or F?                         Answer:  Darn it. Darn it. Darn it. Why can't we just accept "better living through chemistry" and bury our head in the sand. But yes, it's true.