Before we begin to go back and forth with the idea of gluten causing celiac disease or the herbicides used on wheat, let’s dive into what celiac disease is. If you do not know what celiac disease is, you are in for a real treat. You may even find out that you may actually need to get tested for celiac disease after this.
“Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications”.- Celiac.Org
Based on the chart found in the site, here is what undiagnosed or untreated celiac disease can lead to:
Long-Term Health Conditions
Iron deficiency anemia
Early onset osteoporosis or osteopenia
Infertility and miscarriage
Lactose intolerance (mind blown)
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
Central and peripheral nervous system disorders
Intestinal lymphomas and other GI cancers (malignancies)
Neurological manifestations, including ataxia, epileptic seizures, dementia,
migraine, neuropathy, myopathy, and multifocal leukoencephalopathy
By now, if you’re like me, you probably have taken just a little of time to self diagnose yourself and probably thinking you might have early celiac disease. Based on the findings on the Celiac disease site, it’s definitely recommended to find out earlier than later. Knowledge is beautiful, right?
Let’s dig into what may be leading to celiac disease. Currently it is stated that gluten is the real reason for celiac disease, but what if it isn’t? Based on a blog article, a woman shares how her husband who can eat bread at a restaurant and feel sick, but if she made homemade wheat at home, her husband is fine. Because of her findings, she began her journey to dig in to the gluten leading to celiac disease frenzy. She first tried to find research on whether GMO wheat is the real culprit, but after digging some more, there is an herbicide called Roundup which contains an interesting ingredient called glyphosate. This practice of including glyphosate has stemmed all the way back to 1980s. How does glyphosate in herbicides and diagnosis of celiac disease correlate? Let’s take a look at this chart below that has been created from information found on the USDA, NASS, and the CDC.
What a remarkable finding right? I believe there is nothing more that we can try to disprove? Let’s see what researchers say about their tests with glyphosate as a sole chemical.
“Pure glyphosate is not toxic, HOWEVER, when mixing with other chemical agents, the effects combined can be lethal over a period of time. (Remember that chart that grew gradually over a period of time? Where are my bread and pizza lovers?!)
Due to lack of stated ingredients found in pesticides and herbicides, researchers have inconclusive evidence that glyphosate within herbicides and pesticides have specific effects on the human body and other life organisms. The manufacturers of the herbicides and pesticides that contain glyphosate only provide in their ingredient list the ‘active’ ingredients that directly relate to the functioning of the herbicide/pesticide as a whole. The big question is the ‘other’ ingredients that are ‘non-active’ but yet contribute to forming the base of the herbicide/pesticide product. Without the full list of ingredients, toxicity researchers are not able to pinpoint exactly what adverse effects it can truly have on the human body, animals, and environment as a whole.
Researchers conclude that there is more research that is still being done on the actual effects.” - found in TheScientist.com
To conclude, there is still ongoing research between the correlation of gluten being the real culprit to celiac disease or truly it is glyphosate found in Roundup a very popular herbicide distributed worldwide. Let’s hope we get the real scoop soon, but for now, we may find alternative ways to enjoying that mouth watering pizza or bread.
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Happy reading my friends and may we all live long and healthier lives!