I wish I could say that chlorpyrifos is the only toxic chemical that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is determined to defend at all costs. But the sad truth is that denying disturbing facts seems to be a pattern for this agency.
Their collective head is in the sand…or they just don’t want to rock the corporate boat. Either way, the consequences for this outrageous conflict of interest fall at the feet of the American people.
And by the looks of it, we’ll be paying the price for a very, very long time…
The epigenetics of exposure
I’ve mentioned glyphosate before. In fact, I wrote about it at length in the March 2016 issue of my Logical Health Alternatives newsletter (“The deadly toxin lurking in every town across America”). You may recognize it as the main chemical in the weed killer RoundUp®—the crown jewel of former GMO giant Monsanto.
Bayer acquired the agribusiness giant in a merger last year. And it’s proven to be a costly move, with the company forced to pay out billions in damages to people who claim that Roundup® is responsible for their cancer.
Despite losing these lawsuits, Bayer insists that glyphosate isn’t carcinogenic. And unsurprisingly, the EPA has taken its side—despite mountains of evidence to the contrary.
But if you think that’s bad, consider this: New research shows that the risks this chemical poses might actually span generations.
Scientists at Washington State University exposed pregnant rats to glyphosate—in doses that were only half as high as the amounts that supposedly have no adverse effects. Initially, there weren’t any effects among the parents or their offspring.
There was a dramatic shift, however, with later generations.
Among the second generation of rats, researchers discovered:
- Higher rates of diseases of the ovaries, testicles, and breasts
- More than a third of mothers were unable to sustain pregnancies
By the third generations, researchers found:
- A 30 percent rate of prostate disease—triple that of controls
- A 40 percent rate of kidney disease among female rats—quadruple that of controls
- A 50 percent increase in obesity
These trends are presumably due to what we call epigenetic changes—that is, changes that turn certain genes on or off due to environmental factors, and that continue to affect generational lines for years to come.
And while I realize that we’re talking about rats …is this a risk that’s even remotely worth taking? Given everything we know, there’s simply no reason why glyphosate should still be in use—anywhere.
But while European authorities are calling a spade a spade, the EPA insists on drawing its dubious conclusions from industry-funded research—once again, siding with corporate interests over hard science.
And I’m guessing I don’t need to explain again how unlikely that is to change…
A simple plan for safeguarding yourself
Glyphosate is one of the most toxic substances ever launched on the public—which makes this an American tragedy of the highest order. But fortunately, it’s also one that you can take steps to protect yourself against.
For starters, eat organic food. The organic seal ensures that RoundUp®—or any other pesticides or herbicides—were not sprayed on the crops.
But since there’s no way to avoid glyphosate (not to mention other toxins) completely, I also recommend regular detoxes.
Your regimen doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, with my A-List Diet detox, you’re really only looking at a one-week commitment. I recommend this cleanse twice per year to help you eliminate accumulated toxins.
And to get the most out of your cleanse, you should also supplement with a comprehensive detox support formula, like DetoxLogic.
I designed this formula to address all the critical phases of toxin elimination, from liver and elimination support to antioxidant defense. (For more information about DetoxLogic, click here.)
These recommendations will help you “clean house” with minimal fuss. And in today’s world, it’s just what the doctor ordered.
“Researchers see health effects across generations from popular weed killer: ‘Dramatic increases’ in several diseases.” Science Daily, April 23, 2019. (sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190423133807.htm)