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Editor’s Note: While there are not currently any GM tomatoes on the market in the U.S., there were at one time, and commercial utilization also took place in Indonesia and China.
Today I want to talk about GMOs.
They are all over the news right now, as several states (Colorado included) have GMO labeling initiatives on the ballot for November 4th (two days away!).
While I do support GMO labeling (because I think we all have a right to know what we are putting in our bodies), there is always one aspect of the debate that never gets much press (at least in the mainstream media):
How GMOs destroy our gut health.
So many people suffer from leaky gut. And if you have leaky gut, you have some sort of chronic illness, or are well on your way to getting one.
You’ve heard me say before that in the U.S. alone, over 60% of the population suffer from some sort of digestive disorder. Some are minor, some are very severe.
I believe that GMOs play a major role in these disorders.
Recently, I watched a clip of Sean Croxton’s talk with Dr. Tom O’Bryan. He was speaking about how GMOs affect our digestion and our body’s ability to digest our food. It goes like this:
Consumption of GMO foods –> Leaky Gut –> Chronic Disease
Watch Dr. O’Bryan’s talk below. It’s only 3 minutes and it’s worth watching, as Dr. O’Bryan really breaks it down for us. It is SCARY what is happening to our health and the long-term outlook for the human race (and our animals) if consumption of GMOs continue.
Speaking of GMOs, there is another great video that I’d love for you to watch if you have 3 more minutes. This one is with Jeffrey Smith (one of the leading experts in the world on GMOs).
Mr. Smith specifically discusses the dramatic improvements in health when GMOs are removed from human and animal diets. It is INCREDIBLE! It goes like this:
Remove GMOs from diet –> Improved digestive health –> Decrease or reversal of chronic illness
Watch Jeffrey Smith’s talk below.
These talks are just two of the snippets from the upcoming Digestion Sessions Summit. This summit features full-length, HD talks with Dr. O’Bryan, Jeffrey Smith, and many others. It’s completely free and believe me when I tell you that I have not been this excited about any online summit this whole year.
Reserve your spot here.
Now, do tell me. Do you avoid GMOs? Have you noticed an improvement in your health when removing them from your diet? I’d love to hear from you, so leave a comment below!
Hi Jessica –
First, just let me say thanks for all you do to help get the word out about the dangers of GMOs on our digestive health and all you do to help improve the health of your fellow humans every day – I really appreciate it!
Second, to answer your question above, YES I do every thing I can to avoid GMOs and my digestive system and my overall health and subsequently my life have improved drastically as a result. I eat organic as much as possible to ensure I do not accidentally encounter GMO foods and I make everything I can at home ‘from scratch’ as they used to call it for the same reason – these efforts also help me to ensure that I avoid gluten and dairy as this has proved necessary to begin healing my leaky gut as well.
Third, I had to begin working with a Nutritional Therapist to get the right recommendations and care to start and maintain this healing process as no doctor that I have spoken to has been able to offer me any relief and actually removed body parts that DID NOT NEED to be removed in misguided attempts to offer symptom relief. My anger over that fact is something I am learning to set aside to assist in my healing…but that too is a ‘work in progress’.
Fourth, I have progressed from not being able to even drink water without significant consequences to now being able to eat healthy, wholesome meals that provide me energy and enjoyment instead of nothing but suffering. I have also progressed from struggling to get up from a chair or to walk more than a few steps without cringing pain to carrying out some form of energizing, uplifting exercise most days of the week pain free – whether it is yoga or rebounding or intervals on the elliptical or treadmill or strength training on my Total Gym. I vary my exercise routine just like I vary my food intake to ensure as much variety as possible.
Fifth, I have done all of this while working full time and adapting to a new job in a new state with all new people and a new culture in the community than what I have been used to. In other words, high stress!!! I say this to show that if you put your mind, your effort, and some of your money to healing yourself it can be done. I encourage all of your readers to take their health in hand, get good guidance, and HEAL!!!
Thanks again, Jessica!
This is so great Heather! Thank you so much for taking the time to share! It sounds like you are making excellent progress and our stories are very similar in some regards! Best of luck as you continue on your healing journey! 🙂
Before I knew about GMO’s I used to have to drink ginger ale or ginger tea every day. I avoid GMO’s now that I realize they were making me feel bad. Now I drink ginger tea when I want to instead of need to. I have lost some weight and I have more energy. I also don’t catch colds as easily.
That’s great Becky! Wonderful to hear! 🙂
My family doctor put me on GMO free diet when I went to inquire about switching to Armor. No looking back, doing so much better
That is great! So glad to hear of a doctor who actually recommended that and that you are doing better! Hooray!
It just dawned on me, reading your blog and other comments, that we may be eating gmo’s and not know! I buy some organic, always feel great when I see the “no gmo” on the package, but please tell me where the hidden gmo’s are??? I want to avoid them all costs. Are companies required to label foods that are Gmo?
Thanks, this will help me live healthier
Hi Dianne – That is definitely something to be wary of! Products can technically be labeled as GMO-free, but still contain a certain parts per million of GMOs! Scary huh?! According to Tropical Traditions (https://www.deliciousobsessions.com/TT-GMO-Tested): “Other non-GMO verified or certified programs allow some percentage of GMO presence, usually close to 1%.” I love Tropical Traditions because they have their own GMO-Tested program that goes above and beyond what traditional GMO-free programs do. Check it out here: https://www.deliciousobsessions.com/TT-GMO-Tested.
I was diagnosed with acid reflux in 1992. About 2 yrs ago after watching Food Matters I started paying more attention to what I eat. It was a slow transition and today we eat about 80% organic at home. We still cheat with less than desirable choices and I can feel it when I do because my heartburn comes back ten-fold and my mood is all over the place. Whole, healthy foods, should be the only food that the government allows in any nation.
Isn’t it amazing what clean real food can do?! I am so glad you found a solution to some of your health problems. Food is always the best place to start! 🙂