Unfortunately, many people ARE without knowing it!
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in many popular weed killers, has been a subject of intense debate in recent years.
While it has been deemed safe for use by regulatory agencies in certain concentrations, people are consuming it way more than you’d realized.
Glyphosate is used on crops around the U.S. more than any other country (and if you don’t know, we are one of the unhealthiest developed countries…)
Glyphosate is found in processed foods, and even conventionally grown food crops like fresh veggies.
One concern with Glyphosate is its potential to disrupt the GUT MICROBIOME.
As you might know, the gut plays a pivotal role in our overall health, influencing digestion, immunity, and even mood. Glyphosate negatively impacts beneficial gut bacteria, potentially leading to imbalances and compromised gut health that manifest into more serious symptoms.
Glyphosate exposure is also associated with HORMONAL IMBALANCES. These hormone imbalances can cause everything from anxiety, PMS, headaches, fertility issues and more.
As part of our holistic approach, I advocate for minimizing exposure to harmful substances, including Glyphosate. Choosing organic foods whenever possible, as they are less likely to contain traces of this herbicide, can be a positive step towards a healthier lifestyle.
I encourage you to focus on a nutrient-rich diet, regular exercise, and stress management to support your body's natural detoxification processes, so you can reduce your body’s toxic load as much as possible.
If you want to know if glyphosate is wreaking havoc on your body, we provide Glyphosate testing in our Norwalk, CT office. Book an appointment with us today!
Dr. Jamie Ahn is a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician based in Norwalk, Connecticut.