It’s All In Your Gut
It seems the answer to nearly every health ailment these days is in the microbiome. Got sinusitis? depression? tooth decay? low energy?
Seriously though, looking after your health-giving bacteria is so much more important than we ever thought before the hundreds of studies showing links to many and varied health conditions were published.
Getting out in to your garden is a great way to populate your microbiome, but even more important is what you eat.
A growing proportion of foods found in regular supermarkets are testing positive for glyphosate (Round Up) residue. For a long time the industrial giant Monsanto has been touting glyphosate as safe for humans. One of its primary methods of action is to disrupt the shikimate pathway. This is a metabolic pathway that humans don’t have, unfortunately our gut bacteria do have it, so it turns out that glyphosate isn’t so safe for us after all.
As a foodie, the superior taste of organic food is enough to keep me hooked, but the more I learn, the more grateful I am for all the other health benefits of eating organic food.