There’s no way to say this that doesn’t sound alarming. So I’m just going to come right out and say it.
A new report reveals you almost certainly have a cancer-causing chemical hiding out inside your body right now.
Glyphosate didn’t even exist just a few decades ago. But since then, it’s popped up just about everywhere you look (and don’t look). And that includes in your food.
I’ll tell you how you can reduce your exposure to this creepy chemical in just a moment. But first, I’ve got the lowdown on what glyphosate is and how it got inside your body in the first place.
A weedkiller that could KILL the rest of us
There’s this absolutely vicious vine growing in my neighbor’s backyard that sneaks into mine. It chokes out ANYTHING that’s near it.
Last week, I was out there spritzing this Vinezilla with a mix of vinegar, dish soap, and salt because I read online that it MIGHT finally knock the thing out.
I’m skeptical. But I’m willing to try it. Because I absolutely refuse to try today’s most common option for these situations. It’s a dangerous, cancer-linked chemical called glyphosate.
A new report finds that 80 percent of Americans have detectable levels of this toxin in their urine. And this wasn’t a report from some group seeking attention. This comes right from the CDC itself.
The CDC usually downplays every possible risk. Heck, the agency practically helps cover up real threats. So for the organization to admit that most of us are carrying around our own personal dose of glyphosate may mean the problem is now too big for even them to ignore.
And when I say this chemical is bad, I mean it.
The World Health Organization’s Internal Agency for Research On Cancer says glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” And its maker has already lost multiple lawsuits over its links to cancer.
A study found glyphosate can increase the risk for the cancer Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma by MORE than 41 percent. And it’s inside 80 percent of us… right now.
How to cut your glyphosate exposure
So glyphosate is everywhere, even inside the majority of US. And that means we’re all at risk.
But we don’t have to simply accept that risk. Because there are ways to dramatically cut your exposure to this weedkiller.
First, avoid the Roundup products sold to clear weeds from yards and driveways. I know it’s a quick and easy option for wiping out nuisance plants, but the sprays contain cancer-linked glyphosate and could be dangerous.
You don’t have to try to scrub out your weeds with vinegar like I’m trying to do. But you should look for a more natural and safer option.
And second, avoid genetically modified foods. I’ll be the first to admit they’re not always easy to spot since there’s no requirement to label them. But a growing number of food makers now proudly label their GMO-free products.
An even easier option is to go all-organic. By law, organics can’t be genetically modified. So if you’re eating organic, you’ll avoid GMOs and the glyphosate dumped on them.
Of course, glyphosate isn’t the only creepy chemical being dumped onto our food crops. When you go organic, you avoid the rest of them too.
And that’s why it’s not a huge surprise that a study a few years ago found that switching to organic foods could cut your cancer risk by up to 76 percent.
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