Food, Farming and Nutrition
Leaky Gut, BT Toxin and Animal Studies Show Damage from GMOs - Episode 174
In this 174th episode of the Live Healthy Be Well podcast, Jeffrey Smith discusses the potential health risks associated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the herbicide Roundup. He discusses the prevalence of leaky gut syndrome among those that consume BT corn, which is corn that has been genetically modified so that it produces proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (BT) to control corn borers, corn rootworms and other major pests of corn. Jeffrey also emphasizes the connection between leaky gut syndrome and other health conditions such as autoimmune diseases, allergies, inflammation, cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and autism. In addition, Jeffrey speculates that BT genes from GMOs could transfer to gut bacteria, turning them into toxin-producing factories within the digestive tract.
Jeffrey also discusses Roundup, an herbicide sold by Bayer/Monsanto containing glyphosate, and how it may contribute to digestive disorders, cancer, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and reproductive issues. Many studies show harmful effects on animals exposed to GMOs and Roundup.