- Dr. Nadia Mawji, ND
Glyphosate-What You Should Know...
Glyphosate is an herbicide around the world! It was originally introduced to kill off weeds in the early 70s. Because genetically modified foods are resistant to glyphosate, high amounts are used around the world; not only on its own, but also combined in hundreds of products used in homes and farms as well.
Research is showing us that exposure to glyphosate is at the root of very many chronic health concerns. There are foods that contain glyphosate. Water can also be contaminated with glyphosate. And of course, exposure to herbicide compounds and or glyphosate itself can increase absorption through skin and through inhalation if proper protective protocols are not in place.
Glyphosate can affect and/or potentiate the following:
· Growing embryo or fetus
· Liver toxicity
· Kidney toxicity
· Spleen toxicity
· Hormone disruption
· Bone conditions, since glyphosate can store in the bones
· Microbiome disruption causing: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, anxiety/depression, autism
· Neurological conditions – Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, etc.
· And much more!!
What you can do to prevent glyphosate exposure:
· Avoid eating foods high in glyphosate – choose organic & non-GMO foods
· Avoid contaminated water – choose clean water sources
· Drink lots of water to help get rid of glyphosate and any other toxins in your body
We offer testing for glyphosate and other toxins. Please book in to discuss these testing options for you or your loved ones.
If you are interested in learning more about environmental toxin burden and testing/therapy options please book in for your Free 15-Information Consultation!
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