Of all the environmental toxins, glyphosate herbicide is one of the most damaging to your brain. It’s been linked to increased Alzheimer’s risk, as well as higher risk of Parkinson’s disease, depression, and autism.
Even more frightening: Your chance of having been repeatedly exposed to glyphosate is extremely high. That’s because it’s the active ingredient in Roundup weed killer — the most widely used crop herbicide in the U.S. and the world.
And according to recent research, you’ve not only been exposed — your amount of exposure is soaring with each passing year.
Dangerous exposure on the rise
In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine researchers analyzed blood samples taken from 100 people. Blood was taken five times from each participant over a 23-year period beginning in 1993, with the last blood draw in 2016.
This timing is significant because “Roundup Ready” crops that were genetically modified (GM) to survive glyphosate were introduced in 1994. And its use has skyrocketed over the years.
In fact, the UCSD team notes that in 2017, worldwide use of Roundup was 15 times greater than it was in 1994. So while it’s shocking, it’s no surprise that the researchers found a 500 percent increase in glyphosate blood levels during that time.
In a UCSD press release, one of the researchers observed, “What we saw was that prior to the introduction of genetically modified foods, very few people had detectable levels of glyphosate. As of 2016, 70 percent of the study cohort had detectable levels.”
Put another way, brain health for 7 in 10 Americans may be in serious jeopardy.
Food, water, air — glyphosate is everywhere
A few years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the science community has dubbed glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Of course, this is a grave concern, but in Dr. Fred Pescatore’s Drug-Free Protocol for Reversing Alzheimer’s and Dementia, he shifts the spotlight to the havoc glyphosate may cause specifically to your brain.
He says, “It’s so dangerous…because it’s everywhere. In your food. In your water. In the air you breathe. There’s even a good chance it’s in your garden shed right now. And you can be certain that it’s inside your body.”
Dr. Pescatore explains that Roundup is used on millions of acres of U.S. farmland. It’s commonly used on six crops that run deep through our food supply:
- Sugar beets
“These foods,” he says, “are used in thousands upon thousands of processed foods. High-fructose corn syrup, for example, sweetens the majority of sugar-sweetened foods.
“Cows eat lots of corn, too. If you eat non-organic meat, chances are you’re also eating glyphosate.
“Glyphosate is also routinely sprayed on fruit trees and in greenhouses, roadside rights-of-way, and forests — to achieve what Monsanto calls ‘total vegetation control.’”
It’s no wonder that a recent U.S. Geological Survey of 38 states found glyphosate in the majority of rivers and streams.
Rescue your brain from further damage
It’s clear to see why Dr. Pescatore considers glyphosate a full-blown dietary crisis. Not only is it pervasive in so many products that line our grocery shelves, but it’s also toxic to every part of your body. And he stresses that this chemical “seems to really have it out for your brain.”
To curb potential damage, Dr. Pescatore offers three steps you can take to protect yourself from this dangerous toxin:
- Eat organic foods and beverages
USDA organic certification ensures a food or beverage doesn’t contain any genetically modified organisms, like “RoundUp Ready seeds” — seeds modified to contain Roundup!
- Detox twice a year
There’s no way to avoid RoundUp (and other toxins) completely, so Dr. Pescatore recommends detoxing once or twice a year. He outlines his complete, personal two-week detox plan in his online protocol.
- Support your gut
Dr. Pescatore recommends taking a probiotic formula called Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3. He says, “It increases your body’s production of the super antioxidant glutathione, which helps flush RoundUp and other chemicals out of your system.” He recommends 60 milligrams of ME-3 per day.
Dr. Pescatore details his safe seven-day detox, provides specific recommendations for a quality ME-3 supplement, and outlines many other effective brain-protecting measures in his Drug-Free Protocol for Reversing Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Click here to enroll today or to learn more about this online learning protocol.
Exposure to Glyphosate, Chemical Found in Weed Killers, Increased Over 23 Years
UC San Diego Health
October 24, 2017