(NaturalNews) Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are everywhere. Even when we make our best effort to eat organically, a GMO will slip through here and there -- we eat out or cheat with a few conventional corn chips. Usually the body can handle a few mishaps every once in a while, but shocking information about the Bt-toxin found in genetically engineered crops has scientists (and consumers) worried. This toxin has the potential to turn our intestinal system into a literal 'pesticide factory' -- even after we stop consuming GM foods. Fortunately, simple and natural remedies provide a powerful solution to this alarming state of affairs.
Frankenfoods harbor dangerous bacteria that jeopardize the health of humanity and wildlife
Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is naturally found in the soil and has been used as an insecticide for years. Farmers spray their crops with the bacteria, insects eat it and their stomachs subsequently break open. Monsanto decided it would be profitable to splice a gene of Bt with corn, soybeans and cotton -- creating plants that were rife with the bacteria not just on the surface but within the cell wall. Monsanto and the Environmental Protection Agency claimed the toxin would be destroyed within the digestive tract of mammals and magically disappear. Guess what? The physicians at Sherbrooke University Hospital in Quebec, Canada discovered Bt-toxin in 93 percent of 30 pregnant women, 80 percent of umbilical cord blood of their babies and 67 percent of 39 women who were not pregnant. Considering Bt-toxin is linked with cancer, autism, severe food allergies and autoimmune disease, these findings are downright frightening.
Even when Bt is sprayed, adverse reactions arise. 500 people in Washington state and Vancouver reported flu-like and allergic symptoms when exposed to the spray. Thousands of farm workers in India had similar symptoms after handling genetically modified Bt cotton. And a small village lost an entire herd of buffalo along with many of their sheep and goats who consumed Bt cotton and died soon after.
Living pesticide factories
The researchers of the Quebec study speculate that the source of Bt-toxin found in the blood samples came from the standard middle class diet, including animals who are fed Bt corn. Jeffrey M. Smith, executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, suspects the rise in Bt levels is due to another reason: colonies of the bacteria are replicating within the intestines, long after the GM food was ingested. If this hypothesis is correct, according to Smith, "...we might see an increase in gastrointestinal problems, autoimmune diseases, food allergies, and childhood learning disorders - since 1996 when Bt crops came on the market. Physicians have told me that they indeed are seeing such an increase." The question is -- how do we protect ourselves from Bt-toxin and rid ourselves of it once exposed?
- Adopt a 100 percent GMO-free, organic diet
- Use reliable water purification like reverse osmosis that remove contaminants like pesticides
- Adhere to anti-candida principles which balance good flora within the digestive system
- Try 'herbal antibiotics' like olive leaf extract, oil of oregano, cat's claw, garlic and colloidal silver to target harmful pathogens
- Consume probiotic-rich foods such as non-pasteurized kimchi and sauerkraut, yogurt and kefir
- Ingest plenty of fiber to push dangerous organisms out of the system
- Avoid sugar and processed food as both are fuel for harmful bacteria in the gut
GMOs have been shown, beyond a doubt, to destroy health in humans and animals alike. Boycott genetically modified food, detoxify and spread the word about the dangers before it is too late.
About the author: Carolanne believes if we want to see change in the world, we need to be the change. As a nutritionist, natural foods chef and wellness coach, she has encouraged others to embrace a healthy lifestyle of green living for over 13 years. Through her website www.Thrive-Living.net, she looks forward to connecting with other like-minded people who share a similar vision.