How Many GMOs Do You Think You Are Eating?

Do you know if you are eating GMO?

Did you know that most Americans eat their weight in genetically modified organisms (GMOs) each year?

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) calculated that the average adult American annually consumes genetically engineered foods in these quantities: 68 pounds of beet (table) sugar, 58 pounds of corn syrup, 38 pounds of soybean oil, and 29 pounds of corn-based products, for a total of 193 pounds per year.[1]
 
In other words, most U.S. adults consume more than their weight in GMO foods. It may be that children consume even more, relatively speaking. 
 
WHY IS THAT A PROBLEM?
 
Around the world, GMOs are considered so dangerous that they are banned, or at the very least heavily regulated and labeled, so informed citizens can avoid them. In the U.S. they are not labeled or regulated, and those who support labeling face an uphill battle. What do they know that we apparently don’t?
 
Here are some  reasons to avoid conventional foods which are usually loaded with GMO’s, herbicides, and insecticides.
 
First, GMOs were designed to fatten livestock. They do the same thing to us. Herbicides made by Monsanto/Bayer contain Glyphosate, which, has been shown to cause weight gain. Eliminating conventionally grown food and sticking to organic NonGMO foods will change the way you think about eating. 

Organic vegetables and fruits, and sea vegetables (seaweed, kelp, etc.) as well as 100% grass-fed animal protein, wild-caught fish, seeds, good fats, and pasture organic eggs can be eaten in significantly larger portions than the polluted versions with no weight gain or dangerous health hazards whatsoever.

Secondly, although the role GMOs play in the field of eating disorders, my specialty, is not even on the radar of most researchers, let alone practitioners, scientists are at least beginning to recognize the relationship between GMO foods and epidemic levels of obesity, liver and kidney disease, IBS, autoimmune disease, autism, cancer, Alzheimer’s, infertility and other illnesses that are surging presently in the U.S.

In contrast to us, the healthiest developed nations in the world either prevent or strictly regulate genetically engineered crops while the U.S. takes the opposite tack. We can claim that 91 to 93 percent of our soybeans and canola (Rapeseed)[1], 85 percent of our corn, and up to 95 percent of our sugar beets are now genetically engineered. Most people do not realize that 50% of the sugar supply in this country comes from genetically engineered sugar beets, so a majority of all table sugar is genetically engineered. Not only is the table sugar genetically engineered, but it is also primarily a chemical with no nutritive value whatsoever.
 
(Use coconut crystals, manuka honey or green leaf stevia instead.)
 
What REALLY is a GMO food?

People are confused about all of this GMO stuff. The producers of GMO foods would have us believe that genetic engineering is the same thing as open or cross-pollination, aka hybridization. They are not the same thing, as I will demonstrate. Open and cross-pollination are natural processes that happen within a species. There is nothing natural gabout genetic engineering, which may cross a fish with a tomato. 

GMOs Tomato


FISHATO, anyone?

Regarding GE foods, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine reports that “…It is clear that genetically engineered foods can pose serious risks to humans, domesticated animals, wildlife and the environment.” Excessive weight gain is just one side effect of GE foods and grains. 

Organizations such as the AAEM have also concluded that “There is more than a casual association between GE foods and adverse health effects. There is causation.”

 
Solution: Eat Organic, Wild-caught, Non-GMO

Foods that are certified organic must be 100% Organic and Non-GMO to be as safe as possible. Loopholes that still exist in the laws mean that we can still be ingesting GMOs unless it says Non-GMO. I always try to air on the side of being overly cautious. Meaning I go for 100% organic and non-GMO whenever I can. 

The worst part of this nightmare is that GMOs may take over completely someday and we will not be able to get GMO-free foods, especially if the labelling laws don’t change in our country.
 
What to do next? Fight back by spending your money on organic foods.  Get involved. Write to your congressman and representatives. 

Please heed this warning, know what you are eating and where it comes from! Understanding the difference between heirloom, hybrid and genetically modified foods is essential to making the best decisions possible about your health! The chart below explains the advantages and disadvantages of each, so wise up and be well! 

For more information contact Norton Wellness Institute at 513-205-6543 TODAY! 

Dr. Norton

GMOs Seeds Explained

[1] Thursday, October 18, 2012 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer for NaturalNews.com http://www.naturalnews.com/037590_GMOs_Americans_consumption.html#ixzz2EaZxstrL

[1] The word ‘canola’ was coined in 1978 from ‘Canadian oil, low acid’. Canola Oil actually comes from the Rapeseed plant, which causes severe allergic-like reactions in most humans and animals, possibly resulting from the high levels of erucic acid it produces. Euric acid damages cardiac muscle and glucosinolates, the nutrients that cleanse the body of free radicals. Sahasrabudhe, M. R. (1977). “Crismer values and erucic acid contents of rapeseed oils”. Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society 54 (8): 323–324.

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