DrMirkin May 12,2013
A study from MIT shows that the herbicide Roundup may be a cause of many diseases associated with our Western diet such as stomach and intestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease (Entropy 2013, 15(4), 1416-1463). Roundup contains the chemical Glyphosate. It is the most popular and probably the most effective herbicide used worldwide. Glyphosate from Roundup is found throughout our food supply, primarily in sugar, corn, soy and wheat.
This study shows that Glyphosate blocks cytochrome P450, an enzyme in the human liver that breaks down many of the toxic components in food to keep them from harming you. For example, blocking cytochrome P450 markedly increases damage to your body from other herbicides and insecticides that may remain on the foods that we eat.
The authors state that the damage “on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body”. Blocking the cytochrome P450 enzymes prevents intestinal bacteria from making the amino acid building blocks that form protein in our bodies, and prevents the body from making many sulfate-containing chemicals that control reactions that are necessary for your body to function normally.