Glyphosate - Probable Human Carginogen
In modern times, with the pollutants and agro-chemicals in our environment, detoxing the body is as important as cleaning a house.
Take glyphosate for example. This popular herbicide weed killer was introduced by Monsanto in 1996 and sold under the name ‘Round Up’. Monsanto also created and popularized the use of GMO crops to go with their weed killer. While glyphosate has been around since the 1970s, most of it (about 75 percent) has been sprayed in the last 10 years, about 2.4 billions pounds in just the U.S.
Last year the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the World Health Organization, classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen.
This made big news, raising concerns about the safety of farmworkers who apply massive amounts of Round Up to fields. It also raised questions about the health of people living in agricultural communities where Round Up is heavily used.
Unless you eat a clean, 100 percent organic diet, most likely you’ve eaten Monsanto’s GMO crops that have been sprayed with glyphosate.
The idea behind Round Up was to reduce the amount of herbicide farmers needed to spray on weeds. Instead the use of glyphosate have created “super weeds” that are resistant to most herbicides. Monsanto is working on a new chemical combination of herbicides and new GMO crops to combat this problem.
Some health experts have correlated the sharp rise of conditions like autoimmune disease and inflammatory bowel disease with the introduction of GMO crops. However, no one knows to what extent GMO crops and glyphosate can harm human health.
Doing regular cleanses is the best way to combat the effects of environmental toxins and pollutants on health. Your body is built so self-clean and does a great job when the channels of elimination and liver are in good shape. Cleansing is the best way to support the liver and elimination channels.
Many chronic diseases have links to toxicity, including dementia, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, food allergies, and digestive issues. Lightening the body’s toxic load can prevent disease. Signs you’re carrying a toxic load include fatigue, muscle aches, joint pain, gas, bloating and headaches.
Signs that your detox channels and not eliminating properly is fluid retention, bloat, and puffiness. Also, toxins are stored in fat cells so if you are over weight that means your body is carrying its fair share of toxins. Losing weight means getting rid of more than just pounds, it’s like giving your body a deep cleaning. And cleansing can help the body lose weight.
There are many ways to detox, like drinking a lot of water, sweating regularly and eating high fiber vegetables. Dry skin brushing and exercise will also help get the lymphatic system moving.
A detox program can often jump start a sluggish and tired system. The 21 Day Body Makeover is a detox plan that is gentle and easy to follow with minimal detox symptoms. The 21 Day Body Makeover is a cleanse that emphasizes eating clean, natural food as well as tasty shakes and supplements that will help the body cleanse.
This detox is gentle enough to do a few times a year, which will set your body up to be a mean, lean, self-cleaning machine.
Effects of Dehydration
Did you know that not drinking enough water can make you sick, tired and fat? Dehydration can masquerade as a wide variety of physical symptoms, including hunger. Next time you feel hungry, cranky or fatigued, try guzzling a tall glass of water and notice how you feel 10 minutes later. Many of the issues for which pharmaceuticals are prescribed can be quickly and easily fixed by drinking more water, eating real food and moving your body. And if you need more motivation to get in your glasses of water read about the surprising and eye open article below about the 11 ways dehydration can affect your body.
Did you know that dehydration can cause symptoms of fatigue, hunger, joint pain, high cholesterol, constipation and high blood pressure, to name a few.
The body alerts you with thirst when it needs more water, but by then it’s already too late, you’ve become dehydrated. And even more confusingly, the body can also signal that it needs water with pangs of hunger, as food can also be a source of hydration.
Because of this, people often eat when they are actually thirsty. And because the body is asking for water instead of nourishment, these extra calories can add up and turn into weight gain.
People are often prescribed medications to deal with the issues caused by chronic dehydration, like headaches or dizziness. But before popping that pharmaceutical, or reaching for a snack, make sure your body isn’t asking for water instead. Mysterious health issues like dry skin or mouth may be cured by sipping water throughout the day, before thirst begins to set in.
On the other side of the equation, it’s important to not drink too much water. Over hydration can cause it’s own problems and will send you to the bathroom multiple times. And while proper hydration can be helpful in weight loss or weight maintenance, drinking water also slows metabolism and dilutes stomach acid.
Drinking just the right amount of water is key. The golden rule is to drink half your weight in ounces. So if you weigh 130 pounds that means drinking 65 ounces or approximately 8 glasses of water.
Unfortunately, drinking coffee and soda does not count towards your recommended daily water consumption. On the contrary these beverage can dehydrate you due to the caffeine content and will require more water consumption to make up for it. Also, other factors can affect how much water you need from day to day, including how hot it is and how much exercise you’ve gotten.
It’s always a good idea to start the day by drinking a large glass or two of water when you get up in the morning. And if you don’t like the taste of water, jazz it up by adding carbonation, a squeeze of lemon, a drop of peppermint essential oil, sliced cucumber or fresh berries.
Adding a pinch of salt to your water bottle can also support mineral balance and adrenal health. So if you’re feeling tired or want to lose weight, swap that diet soda or energy drink for a tall glass of filtered water.