The dangerous effects of glyphosate—or Roundup weed killer—has made it in the news again.
Just last month, international drug giant Bayer AG (the maker of Roundup) agreed to settle nearly 100,000 lawsuits that claimed the weed killer caused non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Bayer resolved these cases with a stunning payout of nearly $11 billion. But in spite of this record-shattering settlement, Bayer claims there’s no proof that glyphosate causes cancer, even though the World Health Organization designated glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans” several years ago.
What’s worse, new research shows glyphosate may also increase your risk of developing a brain disorder like Alzheimer’s disease.
Today I want to focus on the adverse effect this chemical has on your brain—along with three essential tips for avoiding glyphosate exposure that Dr. Fred Pescatore outlines in his Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment Plan.
You’ll never see it, but Roundup is everywhere
Dr. Pescatore calls glyphosate the “one toxin in particular that I believe is the worst of them all.” And while the chemical is toxic to virtually every part of your body, he adds that it really seems to “have it out” for your brain.
He notes that in the decades since glyphosate was first introduced, studies have linked Roundup use to Alzheimer’s disease and several other neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, depression, and autism.
Dr. Pescatore cites a recent study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that shows how glyphosate blocks the activity of the amino acid glycine, leading to malformed proteins, which are the essential building blocks of all cellular activity and health.
And while you may have never used Roundup yourself, that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear.
Roundup is sprayed on millions of acres of corn, soy, wheat, canola, and sugar beets in the United States. And these foods are used in thousands upon thousands of processed foods.
In addition, Roundup is widely used in fruit orchards, greenhouses, golf courses, parks, and even forests. In other words, it’s everywhere.
So it’s no wonder that a University of California San Diego study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found detectable levels of glyphosate in the blood of 70 of 100 people.
And when the researchers took blood from participants over a 23-year period, they found a stunning 500 percent increase in glyphosate levels.
So how can you protect yourself from this dangerous chemical? Dr. Pescatore offers a three-step strategy you can use to reduce your exposure…
Three steps effectively reduce your risk
Here are three easy steps Dr. Pescatore recommends you take to reduce your glyphosate exposure:
- Eat organic foods and beverages
USDA organic certification ensures that Roundup and other pesticides or herbicides have NOT been sprayed on the crops.
- 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 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 daily.
You can find more details about these three approaches along with many other effective techniques for protecting your brain health in Dr. Pescatore’s Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment Plan.
Click here to enroll today or to explore more highlights about this indispensable protocol.
“Bayer to pay up to $10.9 billion to settle bulk of Roundup weed killer cancer lawsuits” Reuters, 6/24/20. (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bayer-litigation-settlement/bayer-to-pay-up-to-109-billion-to-settle-bulk-of-roundup-weedkiller-cancer-lawsuits-idUSKBN23V2NP)
“Exposure to Glyphosate, Chemical Found in Weed Killers, Increased Over 23 Years” UC San Diego Health, 10/24/17. (health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/pages/2017-10-24-exposure-to-glyphosate-chemical-found-in-weed-killer-increased-over-23-years.aspx)