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Another reason to buy organic produce or better yet grow your own. With Functional Medicine, you can reduce the number of toxic chemicals that you have in your body
Public awareness has been on the news associating the herbicide Roundup™ and NonHodgkin-lymphoma. Today’s short article introduces you to the glyphosate urine test.
Glyphosate is the world’s most widely produced herbicide and is the primary toxic chemical in Roundup™. Glyphosate was introduced in the 1970s to kill weeds.
Recent studies have discovered glyphosate exposure to be a cause of many chronic health problems. It can enter the body by direct absorption through the skin, by eating foods treated with glyphosate, or by drinking water contaminated with glyphosate.
Possible cancers linked to glyphosate exposure include non-Hodgkin lymphoma, renal tubule carcinoma, pancreatic islet-cell adenoma, and skin tumors.
The following results of one of my patients had high levels of glyphosate and with the appropriate treatment, we were able to reduce glyphosate toxicity.
Treatment of glyphosate toxicity should be centered on determining the route of introduction and avoiding future exposure. Eating non-GMO (genetically modified organism) foods and drinking reverse osmosis water are two of the best ways to avoid glyphosate. A recent study showed that people eating organic food had considerably lower concentrations of glyphosate in the urine.
The specific treatment for this patient was to avoid or at least reduce eating non-organic foods and utilize infrared sauna.
There are two supplements that are particularly useful in helping the body detoxify. The first is glutathione, or its precursor N-acetyl cysteine. Glutathione is one of the most common molecules used by the body to eliminate toxic chemicals. If you are constantly exposed to toxicants your stores of glutathione could be depleted. The second supplement is vitamin B3 (niacin).
I was happy to see a 50% reduction in glyphosate.