What are BT toxins?
It is primarily in the grains (corn, soy, wheat, and cotton) and some BT toxins are in approved organic agriculture. BT (bacillus thuringiensis) are toxins that are created by a soil-dwelling bacterium. BT works as an insecticide by creating a crystal-shaped protein that kills certain insects. It targets insect larvae that kill their gut by the infection and then starvation.
They slow the digestion of proteins causing them to putrify, causing gas symptoms as well as reducing enzymes slowing digestion further. This process doesn’t just happen in the bugs!
Did you know GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) corn is registered with the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) as a carcinogen and not food?
Why should we be concerned with an insecticide?
When the animal eats the BT toxin it carries spores that germinate and grow in its gut causing death. When we ingest the animal, it transfers through into our gut! It can tear holes through cells and in between them causing Leaky Gut symptoms.
We have tight junctions in the intestine like Velcro openings to allow digested proteins and nutrients into our bloodstream. The BT, Glyphosate, or other chemicals damage the junctures until they are stuck open allowing too much to pass through. Your body then sees the food as an allergen or toxic substance.
These toxins are not broken down in gastric juices, with heat or amino acids but they are absorbed into tissues. BT toxins can be broken down by sunlight and in acidic soil but not within the gut. At times, other microbes in the soil can slowly break it down in the right conditions.
Why is GMO modification bad?
These toxic chemicals that modify natural foods also change your body. It is not equipped to break down chemicals or unnatural substances.
Modern-day soy has been 80-99% genetically modified with Roundup which contains Glyphosate. Soy oil has a fatty acid profile making it easily oxidized, which makes it turn rancid. The transgene in the soy gets into our gut bacteria and changes our DNA, possibly making our intestinal flora a self-poisoning pesticide factory. What is the main ingredient in baby formula? Sadly soy is also naturally high in estrogen.
Rice is also highly affected by transgene mutation and ALL forms have become high in Arsenic toxicity, even organic due partially to cross-contamination. What is the first food we start a baby on? Rice Cereal.
Is corn good for you?
Roundup Ready-grown corn produces its own insecticide. Roundup (made by Monsanto/Bayer) is 100X more toxic than Glyphosate alone. It contains more active ingredients listed as “inert” but their synergistic mixture slowly destroys our kidneys and gut. The petroleum-based ingredients that are within it oxidize and become corrosive.
When this chemical was allowed in India they were seeing crop failures due to the desiccation or drying effects on the plants. The results were sadly a jump to 190,000 suicides committed by farmers with the loss of income and health. The country quickly banned the use as well as many others including the U.K. It truly affects our gut, our minds, and our mental health in excess. The court system in the U.S. is now processing thousands of lawsuits connected to cancer deaths as well.
What do Glyphosate and BT toxins do in the gut?
Glyphosate can get in between your gut villi and “gum up” the spaces. This can appear similar to Celiac Disease on a biopsy as it causes the ends of the villi to flatten. With the interstitial spaces between them clogged up, you are less likely to be able to absorb nutrition into the gut lining. When it permeates down to the intestinal wall it causes the tight junctures (like Ziploc bag closures or Velcro ) to remain open. This allows large food particles to get into the bloodstream.
Glyphosate alone is a mineral chelator (it grabs them) which can cause nutritional deficiency and allow even more toxins and toxic metals to accumulate. Detecting it in the urine is the most reliable way to note detoxification. BT toxins are measurable in the blood and the gut. A Canadian study of pregnant women found that 93% of mothers and 80% of their unborn fetuses had BT toxin in their blood samples.
Even the environment is affected as the Aizawai BT strain is highly toxic to our honeybees as well.
Mild symptoms may include a runny nose, allergies, sleep disruption, stomach pain or indigestion, throat/eye/skin irritation, and fatigue.
Symptoms of overexposure may be:
- increased white cell count
- liver bilirubin
- enlarged spleen
- inflamed intestines
- leaky gut
- Celiac Disease
- immune system responses
- a decrease in digestive enzymes
Changing to an organic, non-GMO-based diet is your best defense to stopping contamination. We can rebuild your mineral balances and begin removing years of toxic build-up. Your immune system, digestion, and long-term health depend on you to make the change, are you ready?
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