What is glyphosate and why do I care? Is there a way to find bread without glyphosate? Is there such a thing as healthy food in America? That’s why we use ancient grains! And we will show you how and show you why.
We started cooking with ancient grains in our recipes several years ago when we realized that all food in the United States is now contaminated with roundup. Roundup is made with glyphosate which is a neurotoxin that leads to poor mental and physical health. Batch testing of popular health foods such as almond milk, vegetarian burgers, bread, cereals and more have shown reside from round up. How much contamination is there and is it that harmful?
Glyphosates in food
Even a small amount of glyphosate can disrupt the hormone system enough to cause birth defects, miscarriage, infertility, sterility, and stimulate the growth of cancer cells. It continues to accumulate in the body, so any amount is harmful. This contamination is even in organic food because it’s been used so much in the United States that the overspray is on everything. That’s why we really feel like ancient grains imported from countries that don’t allow glyphosate to be used at all are the best bet for wellness. A healthy diet is important for overall health. And you’ll reap the many health benefits of wheat berries.
So are ancient grains healthy? Everyone is always talking about how unhealthy gluten is and grains, but many people actually have an intolerance to glyphosate and it’s not actually the gluten at all. It’s something to think about.
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of the WHO) finally classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen and in 2017 California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard was classified as a known carcinogen. They are finally admitting the truth and Monsanto, the company that makes Round up has known it for years and has been covering it up with false test results.
Food with glyphosate
Glyphosate has been found in grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables, bread, cereal, meat, and more. There are not a lot of ways to avoid it. We start with buying organic food and growing as much of our own as we can. We don’t use round up and we try to find as pure food as we can. It’s difficult though. And we know that grains contain more glyphosate than other foods because of the process growers use to spray round up all over their grain crops and let it die out and dry up before harvest so it’s easier to get the grains harvested. But this leaves a far higher concentration of round up in the food source.
If you want more of my weight loss story and how I grew up on little Debbies and soda and learned how to change my health and life through exercise and nutrition, check out this nutrition guide. It has some basic dos and don’ts that my wife and I used for me to lose 100 pounds and be on no medication at age 53. There are also some sample meal plans in there. It was a long process, not a quick fix, but if I can do it, so can you!
How to detox from glyphosate
There are a few things that will help remove glyphosate from your body including:
- A soluble fiber called citrus pectin that binds to substances and removes them
- Kelp which can remove heavy metals and toxins
- Glycine, an amino acid that is a powerful detoxifier that protects the liver. It is found in bone broth and collagen as well as legumes, meat, dairy, eggs, and fish. In addition spinach, kale, cabbage, bananas, and cauliflower have some.
- Gingko biloba is an herb that protects against toxicity.
- Probiotics and prebiotics that restore your beneficial gut bacteria that glyphosate kills off.
- Supporting your body with safe and natural detoxifiers is the best defense against all environmental toxins for long term health and wellness.
The link above goes to our ancient grains bread without glyphosate recipe that we use using einkorn flour. Remember that ancient grains have not been hybridized to produce more gluten so this flour is low in gluten and your bread won’t be fluffy like a marshmallow. But there is something to be said for natural food in the state God intended it to be in. Check it out, you can make it right in a breadmaker, so it’s simple to do. For more bread recipes that you can use uncontaminated grains in, check these out.
And check out these ancient grains recipes for more delicious dishes made with safer ancient grains.