I discovered I had Celiac Disease in my early 20’s, about 10 years ago. Since then, my moods, my outlook and my life have been completely different. Becoming gluten free took a lot of hard work in the beginning but now I have pretty much mastered how to eat with regards to my allergy. As time went on I saw more and more products and more and more people who developed this strange disease. Things such as Celiacs disease, gluten intolerance and irritable bowl syndrome have increased dramatically all around the world. This increase in allergies has now been linked to the overwhelming increase in the pesticide known as “Round Up.” It’s chemical name is glyphosate, which is an herbicide. The new research is based on studies done by Dr. Anthony Samsel and Dr. Stephanie Seneff. Their peer review has been published in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Toxicology.
As a Celiac, I always got this question from friends, family, and clients…
“Why are so many people becoming gluten intolerant or developing Celiacs Disease? Our grandparents never had issues like this, and our great grandparents never struggled with allergies. ”
Of course, I didn’t have the answers to that. The only answer I had was that our food has become more and more processed. It’s also treated with a cocktail of chemicals to help it grow and to prevent insects from eating it.
This new research answers all those questions and makes a lot more sense. Samsel and Seneff’s research shows how these chemicals have literally changed the public’s sensitivity.
It’s estimated that one in twenty people in North America and Western Europe now suffer from this gluten intolerant disease.
“All of the known biological effects of glyphosate – cytochrome P450 inhibition, disruption of synthesis of aromatic amino acids, chelation of transition metals, and antibacterial action – contribute to the pathology of celiac disease,” Samsel and Seneff’s paper states.
Monsanto’s Glyphosate (Roundup) has become the number one selling herbicide worldwide, due to the increase in the planting of Roundup Ready GM Crops (source).
What is Celiac Disease
Celiac is a disease that affects the small intestine. When someone with this disease eats gluten, it damages the small intestines and interferes with the absorption of nutrients. They become malnourished (no matter how much food they consume) due to their inability to absorb vitamins and nutrients. This leads to HUGE problems. They become sluggish, tired, irritable, and their immune systems suffer. Over long periods of time, this can lead to other major illness that affect the immune system.
Although this isn’t a cure for Celiac Disease, IBS, or gluten intolerance, it may be the start to something that will help end the spread of these horrible bowel issues. With this new information, there may be a way to reverse the cause and allow people to live healthier lives.