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This Raw Honey Kills Every Kind of Bacteria Scientists Could Throw At It (Even the Superbugs!)

From healthyfoodhouse.com

Honey is one of Nature’s miracles, and despite the incredibly delicious taste, it offers countless health benefits.  Honey offers powerful antibacterial properties, but one of the most powerful types of honey is Manuka honey.

It is a product from the honey bees that feed on the manuka tree and has a unique, dark brown color and stronger medicinal properties than regular honey. Raw honey has been used by all ancient civilizations, especially in the treatment of wounds and infections, due to the strong disinfectant properties.

According to Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DMN, CNS:

“Manuka honey benefits have been touted in the natural health world for a long time and even more in recent years because a growing body of research is starting to support thousands of years of folk medicine use. Some of the top Manuka honey uses are and benefits include:

  • Helps with SIBO, Low Stomach Acid, Acid Reflux
  • May Help Treat Acne and Eczema
  • Combats Staph Infections (MRSA)
  • Treats Burns, Wounds, and Ulcers
  • Prevents Tooth Decay and Gingivitis
  • Aids IBS and IBD Treatment
  • Improves Sore Throats and Immunity
  • Helps Allergies
  • Beauty Treatment and Health Booster
  • Improves Sleep”

Manuka honey has been found to inhibit more than 60 different species of bacteria, viruses, and fungus, and it is high in antioxidants and natural compounds like peptides, phenolics, organic acids and enzymes.

The potent antibacterial qualities of Manuka honey are also a result of the high acidity level, due to the significant amounts of naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide. Manuka honey has been found to destroy Staphylococcus aureus, or staph infections, as well as Helicobacter pylori, a stomach bacteria linked to stomach cancer.

Scientists are growingly concerned about antimicrobial resistance, as the repeated process of coming up with new antibiotic drugs to destroy previously drug-resistant microbial strains will result in “superbugs”. These superbugs will eventually become resistant to all antibiotics, so they need to be fought off with the help of natural antibiotics.

Manuka honey is believed to be the possible alternative. Experts emphasize its antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties, and studies have shown that these strains do not become resistant to manuka honey over time.

Therefore, Manuka honey can be used as a natural topical and oral antibiotic. It can be applied to scrapes, wounds, scratches, and infected areas, and is also effective if taken orally in the treatment of stomach and bowel infections.

Source: theheartysoul.com

https://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/this-raw-honey-kills-every-kind-of-bacteria-scientists-could-throw-at-it-even-the-superbugs/

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8 Popular Tea Bag Companies That Contain Illegal Amounts of Deadly Pesticides

Note: Twinings the worst. I posted on their substituting chemical flavouring in lieu of real bergamot in their Earl Grey brand a while back.

From livelovefruit.com

There’s nothing nicer than sipping on a warm cup of herbal tea on a cold midwinter’s day. But besides being tasty and warming, tea provides a host of different health benefits – that is, unless your tea is soaked in pesticides.

CBC News recently conducted an investigation on the pesticide levels in some of the most major tea-producing companies. Using an accredited lab, the investigators utilized testing methods employed by the National Food Inspection Agency to test pesticide residues on dry tea leaves.

Pesticides in Tea

The investigators at CBC found that over half of all teas tested had pesticide residues that were above the legally acceptable limit. Multiple chemicals were found in 8 out of 10 teas, with one brand of tea containing over 22 different types of pesticides (Uncle Lee’s Legends of China tea brand).

A large majority of these pesticides are currently being banned in several countries due to the health risks they pose to workers that handle them, and the negative effects they have on the environment (as well as the health of those that consume the products).

Environmental lawyer, David Boyd, told CBC:

“This is very worrisome from a number of perspectives…The presence of so many pesticides on a single product and so many products that exceed the maximum residue limits for pesticides, suggests that we’re seeing very poor agricultural practices in countries, which poses risk to the environment where these products are being grown; which pose risk to the farm workers who are growing these crops, and ultimately pose risk to the Canadians who are consuming these products.”

READ MORE

https://livelovefruit.com/8-popular-tea-bag-companies-contain-illegal-amounts-deadly-pesticides/

Aspartame Has Been Renamed And Is Now Being Marketed As A “Natural” Sweetener: Amino Sweet

The highly controversial Aspartame has been regarded by some as one of the most dangerous ingredients used in our food supply – while “official” sources continue to maintain its safety and continue not to mention the “negative” studies.

Aspartame has in fact been linked to seizures and a host of other major health issues including fatal cardiovascular events in women. Recent studies (we’ve found them!) have shown that not only does artificial sweetener intake have an association with diabetes [1], it also increases the risk for heartkidney, and brain damage[2]

But these are not the only negative studies: In 1967, Dr. Harold Waisman, a biochemist at the University of Wisconsin, conducted aspartame safety tests on infant monkeys on behalf of the Searle Company. Of the seven monkeys that were being fed aspartame mixed with milk, one dies and five others have grand mal seizures. [3]

A toxin by any other name… the dangers of Aspartame have been known for quite some time now. It is an artificial sweetener with a spectacularly bad track record but is still found in many of the foods we consume daily including “diet” beverages, chewing gum, breakfast cereals, and even preserves.

READ MORE

http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/warning-aspartame-has-been-renamed-and-is-now-being-marketed-as-a-natural-sweetener-amino-sweet/

ASPARTAME ARTICLES FROM DR MERCOLA:

https://aspartame.mercola.com

Canola the new margarine is made with a gasoline constituent – throw it all out

(NaturalNews) Remember when margarine was the substitute for butter? Hey, I can’t believe it’s not butter! Wow. Margarine is a molecule away from being plastic, and we wonder why so many old folks in America have Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The plastic fat is clogging their brain veins. No oxygen to the brain means expensive 24/7 nursing care, lots of pharmaceutical medications and hundreds of thousands of dollars for sick care. Do you see where this is leading?

America loves their canola! Who would really eat it if they knew that it was made with hexane vapor — a gasoline constituent? Even organic canola that’s “expeller-pressed” comes from something we’re not even supposed to eat in the first place — rapeseed. Canola is not a plant, or at least not until some mad scientists got a hold of rapeseed and altered it. Yes, I know, this is harsh for most people to address. Their canola oil food bar will be dead to them. Forget all those salads — the potato salad, the chicken salad, the tuna salad and the egg salad. Forget the macaroni salad and the pasta salad, all creamy with chunks of other (GMO) food stuff.
(http://www.naturalnews.com)

Canola is like sodium benzoate, as it chokes your cells, ruins your immunity and requires extra “processing” by your body just to filter out the toxic synthetic oil that comes from rapeseed, which Mother Nature never intended as food — that’s why it stinks. You know, when manufacturing and processing companies and corporations make canola, they ALL have to put it through a DEODORIZING PROCESS to remove the stink. Look it up!

Canola’s polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) suppress thyroid function

Polyunsaturated fat is a prime source of DNA-disrupting free radicals, thyroid-killing omega-6 fatty acids and metabolism-squashing inflammation. What’s worse for your health than processed white flour, refined sugar and high-fructose corn syrup? Try a distorted ratio of fats, like 16 to 1, where the omega-6s and -9s outweigh the -3s. (http://butterbeliever.com) I really don’t care if organic canola oil is your new margarine, but what I do care about is false advertising, misleading health information and myths that are perpetuated by companies who don’t want to give up their “easy money.”

READ MORE

https://www.naturalnews.com/044961_canola_oil_margarine_polyunsaturated_fatty_acids.html

The Flour that Causes Tumors in the Kidneys and Thyroid

From besthealthyguide.com

Did you know that most chronic diseases and premature deaths stem from the standard American diet? Unfortunately, most of the food items we eat on a daily basis are slowly killing us, including the widely consumed white flour.

Back in 1910, the Federal District Court of Missouri proclaimed bleached white flour inadequate as human food.  However, according to H.W. Wiley, first chief of the Food and Drug Administration, the enforcement of the law was “halted through the political influence of the flour millers” and “no notice of violations has since been made by the FDA.” These days, flour is made from wheat treated with insecticides, pesticides, and fungicides.  Up to 60 chemicals have been approved to bleach flour.

5 Secrets About White Flour That will Shock You

1. Bleached Flour has no nutrients

During the manufacturing process, the wheat seed`s brain and germ containing 75 percent of the vitamins and minerals are removed.  In addition, up to 97 percent of the dietary fiber is lost.  This process removes 70 percent iron, B vitamins, and magnesium, 50 percent of calcium, and all the vitamin E.

2. Added Potassium Bromate

After removing the nutrients, the flour is bleached, preserved, and enhanced with chlorine dioxide. Then, it is whitened using ammonium carbonate, alum, and chalk in order to make it more appealing. Sorbitan mono-saturate, an anti-salting agent, is added in the ultimate stage. The worst part is that potassium bromate, a powerful oxidizer, is also added to the flour. This chemical is considered carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and has been banned in many countries.

READ MORE

http://besthealthyguide.com/flour-causes-tumors-kidneys-thyroid/

Our Dying Seas and the fate of the Toheroa – NZ’s Canary in the Coal Mine


In light of the current die-off happening at Waitarere & Hokio in the Horowhenua this week, see what has been happening to our oceans & shellfish stock NZ wide. The demise of these bottom feeders are, like the canary in the coal mine, the early warning signs of worse to come if preventive measures are not taken. Preventive however is not on any corporate radar unfortunately & it may well be too late now going by the information in this article at seafriends.org.nz  

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Never before have so few people done so much harm to the environment,
and over such large areas and in such a short time period as here in New Zealand. – Dr Floor Anthoni

Some 40 years ago the toheroa was New Zealand’s most loved icon, not only unique to our country but also big, and one could catch and eat it. The toheroa (Paphies ventricosa) is a large clam that lives in wave-washed beaches along NZ’s west coast from Wellington to North Cape. In the late 1970s it became protected by a reduced harvest season of only two days per year. Then it became fully protected. It was expected that its populations would recover within a few years but they did not. Instead their numbers dwindled further until today, it remains economically extinct.

toheroa and tuatua ecology Paphies spp

On left the native toheroa (Paphies ventricosa) (1) in the act of digging, and next to it the much smaller but similarly shaped tuatua (Paphies subtriangulatum) (2) and the small tawera or morning star (Tawera spissa), each having  its place and depth on the beach. The toheroa is found from Ninety Mile beach down to Auckland, around Levin and a pocket in the very south of the South Island. It burrows at mid tide, the best place to be for abundant plankton. By comparison the tuatua is found between low and spring low tide. Tawera burrows well below low tide in calmer sandy bottoms. Both tuatua and toheroa are active burrowers, capable of keeping up with the turbulent sand under waves.  


disappearing scallops
The scallop (Pecten novaezelandiae) is another NZ icon on the way out. Only twenty years ago, scallops were numerous and easy to gather but now entire scallop beds have disappeared (red marks on map) and some are not even recognizable. The shells have become small, stunted and empty of their delicious gonads (roe). The burrowed scallop photographed under water (picture below) has not reached legal size, even after ten years of growth. It takes normally 2-3 years to reach legal size. Its margins are stunted (blunted) and it has no content to eat.



New Zealanders did not realize that the toheroa was the first coal miner’s canary (whistle blower) to warn of something terrible happening to our seas. For if total protection could not save it, neither could marine reserves or any other fisheries regulation. It heralded the beginning of a new era, that of dying seas, culminating most likely in the extinction of Maui’s dolphin and the loss of most of our coastal fisheries.

READ MORE

http://www.seafriends.org.nz/indepth/shellfish_collapse.htm#toheroa

Why is there a Massive Shellfish Die off at NZ’s Waitarere Beach?

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Waitarere Beach NZ, littered today and all week with thousands upon thousands of dead and dying shellfish

This was the scene at Waitarere Beach in the North Island of NZ today (16th March 2017). The carnage extends from just south of Foxton, and south as far as Hokio. A local man from there we spoke to (Hokio is just further south of Waitarere) said he’s lived his whole life near this coastline (he is tangata whenua) and has never seen anything like it before. He said it began last Monday … the shellfish are dying en masse.

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A dead pipi on Waitarere beach NZ, one of many thousands seen this week washed up with the tide

Pollution of the Waterways

This is becoming more frequent by the day as huge die offs of many different species of animal, bird and marine life … mysteriously (or so we’re supposed to believe) disappear. Knowing the state of our planet (for those who are observing it closely) and how trashed and polluted it is, it is not mysterious and  not difficult to join a few dots as to the likely causes. Our ocean has been used for decades as a disposal bin for all manner of poisonous trash. The quick, cost effective way for corporations to operate with little accountability.   We are seeing the end results now. Not rocket science at all.  See for yourself videos of the ongoing pollution of this part of NZ’s coast here. DCs call it ‘sustainable development’.

The following video illustrates the pollution of Foxton Beach (just further north of Waitarere) via the Manawatu River (dubbed most polluted river in the Southern Hemisphere, a river where Trenchmouth has been contracted). This was in 2012. Our rivers here are only 40% swimmable. The rest are not safe to do more than wade in.

Hokio Stream has become ‘an open sewer’ after years of polluting

A Horowhenua hapu says it has been heartbreaking to watch one of their streams become more and more polluted.

The Levin Landfill has this week been the subject of a hearing, with its effects on the nearby Hoiko Stream being put under the microscope.

The Horowhenua District Council, Horizons Regional Council and environmental group Neighbourhood Liaison Group have spent the week poring over the environmental effects of the landfill.

David Moore, a representative of the NLG and the Ngati Pareraukawa hapu, said the stream’s degradation had been a “tragedy”

READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/84576646/Hokio-Stream-has-become-an-open-sewer-after-years-of-polluting

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Levin landfill not obliged to meet ‘modern environmental aspirations’

The Levin Landfill does not need to meet modern environmental standards because it has already has consent, a council lawyer says.

Note well, that comment is from a council, like most throughout NZ, that purports to recognise “the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and kaitiakitanga, providing for the relationship of Maori and their traditions with their ancestral lands, water sites, waahi tapu and other taonga” (SOURCE) … and to operate “sustainably”. See our Local Govt Watch pages at the main menu for further examples of LG complicity in pollution.

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Pollution on Waitarere Beach is a common sight now as farm & industrial effluent spew into the waterways daily

Explore the links provided here to see that this is now a global problem. If you search for yourself you will find many more.

Thousands of Dead Pipi Wash Up on Waihi Beach

Thousands of dead pipi have washed up on Waihi Beach in the Bay of Plenty, shocking the locals.

A video shot by resident Jeannette McCallum on Tuesday shows the sea of dead pipi lying on the beach.

Ms McCallum says she found the blanket of shellfish during a walk with her friend, and in some places the pipi were 20 centimetres deep.

“They were really thick around the stream that comes from the reservoir and onto the beach.”

READ MORE

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/03/thousands-of-dead-pipi-wash-up-on-waihi-beach.html

FURTHER LINKS FOR WAIHI:
http://www.maifm.co.nz/home/vids/2017/sad-scenes-as-whole-pipi-bed-washes-up-at-waihi-beach.html
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11818851
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11819597

Mystery of Shellfish Decline

A popular Northland shellfish-gathering spot is closed indefinitely due to a mysterious population collapse.

Surveyors of Ngunguru Estuary’s pipi beds could find no specimens last year over 5cm in length, compared with 10 years ago when there were about 50 pipi that size per square metre.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11577328

Incurable Oyster Herpes Behind Big Shellfish Die-off

An incurable herpes virus has been named as the likely cause of a huge increase in juvenile oyster deaths in the upper North Island.

The $30m oyster industry announced last week that about half its crops had died over November and December.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11577328

Shellfish Collapse in NZ

Shellfish are found in the near-coastal zone, close to where people live. It stands to reason then that they will be the first to show that the sea is in a serious condition. Furthermore, shellfish cannot swim away temporarily to avoid occasional bad conditions. This article raises alarm about what has been happening and what will happen next. The consistent collapses of our shellfish stocks brings an important message. No longer can we say that we were not warned!

http://www.seafriends.org.nz/indepth/shellfish_collapse.htm

Animal mass die-offs, animal news and animal strange behaviors

Yes, giant mass die-offs, disease outbreaks and other stressors are on the rise, killing billions… But we don’t react! Are they so mysterious?

Below, find a collection of animal mass die-offs from around the world for 2015.
Animal are dying in huge numbers due to pollution of sea and air:
  • Millions of fish and massive numbers of whales and dolphins are washing ashore dead.
  • Birds are falling dead from the sky
  • Poultry are dying from avian flu. and cattles from other sometimes unknown disease.

http://strangesounds.org/animal-mass-die-off-strange-behaviors

Fukushima

The elephant in the room nobody talks about in mainstream media & as we speak is killing fish stocks world wide. See the map six years on with what is flooding into the Pacific … how can we not factor in the pollution that this event has brought to our oceans?

“The nuclear disaster that has contaminated the world’s largest ocean in only five years and it’s still leaking 300 tons of radioactive waste every day.”  READ MORE

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An energy map provided by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows the intensity of the tsunami in the Pacific Ocean caused by the magnitude 8.9 earthquake which struck Japan on March 11th 2011

Find further articles on Fukushima at ‘categories’ (left of page) & on the main menu.

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Forest & Bird Say 1080’s as Safe to Eat as a Packet of Crisps … and DOC says it’s Deadly to Dogs?

It just gets sillier doesn’t it? Reminds me of the pregnant woman recently who declined the TDAP vaccination … whose Doctor had never read the insert saying it had neither been tested for the unborn nor proven safe for under 10 year olds ! The astute young mother demanded to see the insert then read it out slowly to her Doc and his nursing staff. The Doc was very shocked as indeed he should be with the fees he charges and the lives he’s trusted with protecting.

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DOC warns 1080 is DEADLY to dogs

Similar scenario here. They’re recommending you can eat 1080 while the manufacturer warns quite clearly to wear goggles and a mask while handling it … ‘may cause reproductive or developmental damage’. They don’t always though (wear protective apparatus). See the workers in the video further down. And DOC (those people entrusted with protecting our wildlife among other things) write on their signs, ‘deadly to dogs’.

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Monsanto Herbicide sprayed on food crops [Photo from USDA via Wikimedia Commons via Mintpressnews]
Hmmm. Same again as the glyphosate debacle, the product that we’re told is drinkable. Harmless as dishwash liquid farmers were told back in the 1970s when they first sold it to them. (Same people who made DDT and Agent Orange and told us it was safe). And have you seen the employees handling the product? Full overalls, gloves and masks (at least if you’re not in a Third World country … they’re poisoned there … by Western corporations,  with impunity). If you doubt this read ‘The Corporate Crime of the Century’.

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Third World workers are poisoned with impunity

They spray it on your food. You know, the GE variety that’s so safe there’s no need to label it? Just how gullible can people be? The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies 1080 as ‘Extremely Hazardous’, most countries ban it outright. DOC’s signs certainly don’t indicate it’s safe as crisps. ‘Do not touch’ let alone eat. WHO also labeled glyphosate as being a probable carcinogen … for a while at least … until corporate persuasion convinced them Prof Séralani’s rats would’ve probably got cancerous tumours anyway.

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Toxic Roundup (containing glyphosate) is sprayed on GE crops [Photo credit: Wikimedia]
What else would you expect? This from the same scientific/corporate club that told us smoking was good for us! Good for corporate pockets would be more to the point. If it weren’t so serious it would be laughable. Crisps with your ciggies anybody? (Do watch the video & research 1080 for yourself … check out our 1080 pages for links to what mainstream media isn’t telling you … under ‘Chemicals’ on the menu).
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Published on Jul 7, 2014

New Zealand Forest and Bird believe that one of the worlds worst poisons is as safe to eat as a packet of crisps.

We are allowing fools to destroy our beautiful environment. The New Zealand government dumps enough 1080 poison to kill 20 million people every year.

Help us save the environment and our native Kea Parrot.
SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP DUMPING 1080 POISON
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/sa…


FURTHER LINKS FOR RESEARCHING 1080:

NZ WEBSITES :

http://www.stop1080poison.com/

http://1080science.co.nz/

http://www.1080.org.nz/

AUSTRALIAN WEBSITES :

http://www.1080actiongroup.org/ Still in development. Perth, Australia. Contact – Aaron Mortimer

What’s in a Froot Loop? Harmful Chemicals, GMOs, Glyphosate & More

 

althealthworks.com

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For millions of kids across the country Kellogg’s Froot Loops have been a staple part of their morning diet.

But are Kellogg’s Froot Loops really safe, and should parents strongly consider boycotting them until the company finally listens to activists and removes all the unnecessary junk?

It’s common knowledge that the sugary breakfast cereal is anything but healthy, especially in the morning when kids are still adjusting and heading out for a long day, but a new lab analysis is showing just how bad the cereal really is for kids.

Glyphosate Also Discovered

The active ingredient in Roundup, the Monsanto product sprayed liberally by famers of GMO crops, was also tested in Froot Loops and found at a level of .12 ppm, or .12 mg/kg according to GMO Free USA’s tests.

What’s in a Froot Loop? Harmful Chemicals, GMOs and More

The website and advocacy group GMO Free USA has gained popularity nationwide for taking on and refuting GMO myths through social media awareness and education, and lately they’ve begun branching out by conducting lab tests on popular foods.

The lab tests are important because GMO labeling is still a right not offered to United States consumers as it is in 60+ countries around the world.

In order to test the Froot Loops for harmful chemicals as well as GMO material, a lab sample was submitted of Froot Loops to a certified lab in 2014.

It found that a full 100% of the corn in Froot Loops was GMO, through a quantitative PCR test by DNA analysis that found sequences that are known to be present in insecticide producing Bt and Roundup Ready corn.

[See the original GMO Free USA article here]

In addition, sequences known to be present in Roundup Ready soy (which is engineered so that it can be doused in Monsanto’s herbicide of the same name) was present as well.

READ MORE

http://althealthworks.com/5037/kelloggs-fruit-loops-contain-gmos-harmful-chemicals-and-more-new-lab-analysis-finds/

Gluten-free food FRAUD exposed in new Health Ranger video: They’re loaded with MSG and GMO

(NaturalNews) Do you think gluten-free foods are always healthy and wholesome? Think again: many of them are highly processed junk foods loaded with GMOs and MSG.

I’ve just posted a new video exposing the gluten-free fraud by reviewing a few off-the-shelf gluten-free products. As the video reveals, some of the products are made with hidden forms of MSG and genetically modified ingredients. But others are truly wholesome or even labeled Non-GMO Project Verified.

The lesson here is simple: Just because some food product claims to be “gluten-free” doesn’t mean it’s good for you. In fact, many gluten-free products are no healthier than processed junk foods. You’d be far better off eating organic wheat products with gluten than consuming processed gluten-free junk food loaded with GMOs, glyphosate, pesticides and MSG.

Gluten may not even be your problem in the first place… it’s probably glyphosate

On the topic of glyphosate, by the way, it is my belief that many people who mistakenly think they’re allergic to gluten are actually being poisoned by the glyphosate pesticide that’s commonly sprayed on wheat harvests as a drying agent.

Non-organic wheat is almost universally contaminated with glyphosate, a cancer-causing weed killer chemical that permeates the wheat berries and persists in wheat flour. If you are eating non-organic breads, pastries, sandwich buns or even bagels, you’re eating glyphosate.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/054391_gluten-free_foods_GMO_hidden_MSG.html#ixzz4CCTbQ3bf


See our Food Additives (under Chemicals) and Glyphosate pages for more info & links, &/or search categories for further related articles (at left of any page).

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