The relationship between nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins on human health can be a direct link to autism. Some researchers believe glyphosate may be one of the most important factors in the development of a wide variety of modern diseases and conditions, including: Autism, Cancer, Gastrointestinal diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, chronic diarrhea, colitis, Crohn’s disease, Obesity, Allergies, Cardiovascular disease, Depression, ALS, Infertility, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple sclerosis and more. It has been reported that pregnant women who live near farms where pesticides are used have a two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.
Glyphosate is used on 175 million acres of land just in the U.S. It is important for parents to understand that glyphosate contamination cannot be removed by scrubbing. Glyphosate residues remain stable in food for a year or more, even if the foods are frozen or processed. Which means that high heat, cooking or baking will not remove it. Many foods are contaminated with this cancer-causing herbicide. Side effects to glyphosate include zinc and iron deficiencies, seizures, low serum sulfate, and mitochondrial disorder.
Toxic glyphosate residues in the Western Diet include sugar beets, wheat, sugar, soy, and corn as they are mostly genetically modified in the U.S. When shopping avoid processed foods that contain these ingredients. Research shows that glyphosate may be a key player in Argentina’s growing health problems, where birth defects and cancer rates have skyrocketed among GE corn and soy farming communities.
Glyphosate toxicity closely mimic those side effects of autism. Children with autism have biomarkers indicative of excessive glyphosate. Glyphosate is a controversial herbicide, called “Round Up” which is manufactured by Monsanto. It has been banned in Auckland and France.
Wendy Cottiers, is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Certified Raw Food Chef, Certified Plant-Based Nutrition Educator, and Author of “Healthy is not a Size, it is a Lifestyle; Living GMO-Free in the 21st Century”.