(Natural News) Every time you send food into your body and absorb its composition into your bloodstream, the human genes are receiving critical instructions. For instance, the cells of the human body translate the DNA sequence from the protein molecules in food, ultimately to influence human gene expression. The right balance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, fatty acids, and carbohydrates conveys a message of vitality to the genes, up-regulating and down-regulating targeted genes to reduce inflammation and boost cellular energy production for proper hormone signaling and organ function.
Pesticides disrupt healthy genetic expression
Genetic expression is primarily a malleable process. Genetic expression is negatively affected by organophosphate pesticides, neonicotinoids, and pyrethroids, among countless other agricultural chemicals. A team of researchers from the Center for Reproductive Biology at Washington State University studied the genetic effects of methoxychlor, and insecticide with estrogenic and anti-androgenic properties. The researchers found that methoxychlor and the fungicide vinclozolin cause DNA methylation in two genes, reducing sperm count and causing male infertility. These genetic changes stayed for four generations, awaiting new genetic instructions.
The interference of healthy genetic expression continues silently, unabated. Clothianidin is a neonicotinoid pesticide associated with attention disorders and autism. Chlorpyrifos slows brain development, lowering pediatric IQ levels. Malathion is a known carcinogen, but is still used as an organophosphate pesticide. Pyrethroids are associated with both neurodevelopment disorders and reproductive issues. The ingredients in Agent Orange disrupt the thyroid gland and other endocrine glands, causing lymphoma and Parkinson’s.
Organic diet eliminates over 60 percent of pesticides in just one week
The best way to protect against this onslaught of genetic destruction is to adopt new eating habits that prioritize organic foods. A new study titled, Organic Diet Intervention Significantly Reduces Urinary Pesticide Levels in U.S. Children and Adults, found drastic improvements in pesticide levels after participating families adopted an all organic food diet. In fact, urine pesticide-metabolite toxicity levels fell by 60.5 percent in the first week of eating organic food. An organic diet literally sets the genes free, allowing for uninhibited expression of healthy physiological processes. The study found a 61 percent decrease in chlorpyrifos, allowing for proper brain development in children. Clothianidin levels also fell by 83 percent, benefiting brain function across all age groups. The researchers saw a 43 percent drop off in pyrethroids, ultimately benefiting adult fertility. There was also a 37 percent decrease in two Agent Orange ingredients, reducing the risk of birth defects and genetic malformations. There was a whopping 95 percent reduction in malathion, clearing the carcinogen almost completely from the body.
The benefits of an all-organic diet are clear. In an era where the causes of cancer, hormone disruption, and neurodevelopment disorders are not addressed, organic foods offer a pathway to re-establish healthy genetic expression. If large scale actions are not taken to reduce pesticide consumption in agriculture, then men and women will continue to suffer from metabolic disorders, cognitive decline, and various cancers. If organic foods were made more affordable and readily available, the population would start to detoxify their bodies of hundreds of pesticides. (Related: Latest FDA Pesticide Monitoring Report reveals that nearly 50 percent of food samples contain pesticide residues.)
Every run for the cure and every autism awareness month that passes by does not address the root causes of these current human health crises. Pesticide-ridden agricultural practices need to be strongly discouraged, not subsidized, and organic farming needs to be re-introduced as the only means to bring up healthy men and women.
For more information on the advantages of an organic diet and the perils of agrochemicals, visit CleanFoodWatch.com.