Test Results: I Got My Body Analyzed for Glyphosate Residue


| 7/21/2015 9:27:00 AM


Tags: glyphosate, herbicide, Hannah Kincaid, Kansas,

Scientist in Lab 

Glyphosate is the main ingredient in Monsanto’s popular Roundup herbicide, and when I learned that I could affordably have my body tested for glyphosate residue, I immediately jumped on board. People get tested all the time to see if their vitamin levels are deficient, and some pay big bucks to test hormone levels and genetic history. Why not see if you’re playing landlord to a toxic tenant?

Before we get started, I think it’s important to point out that I’m not a scientist or a doctor; I’m a journalist. This glyphosate testing is something that I voluntarily chose to participate in as a concerned consumer, and the test results, below, are accompanied by my conclusions based off hours of research and investigation. I encourage you to leave comments with any thoughts, concerns or ideas; the point of this article is to ignite a conversation surrounding glyphosate in U.S. drinking water. Here’s my take:

 Test Results

I’ve eaten an all-organic diet for years, and filter most of my drinking and cooking water. With the exception of occasional restaurant meals, I consume organically-grown, local-when-possible, whole foods. This goes a long way toward avoiding glyphosate and other non-organic pesticides and herbicides; however, I live in Kansas, where the rolling fields are overrun with “Roundup-Ready” crops. If there was ever a part of our nation where glyphosate pollutes the water and unavoidably creeps through the air, it’s my prairie homeland.



The glyphosate test that I took part in was conducted by Moms Across America, and participants could choose to have either their urine, breast milk or home’s tap water tested. I chose urine, because I wanted to see how my organic diet and agriculture-heavy location factor together. About a week after I sent off my sample, I received a short email, “Your test results are <7.5 ppb.” To which I thought, “OK … Is that good?”

kootwitch
10/6/2017 1:39:18 AM

Im from BC , Canada, and was exposed to high levels of Glyphosate while brushing in replanted clear cuts in 1983, systematic degradation of my health occurred over a ten year period until I was given some help with a government disability in 1996. I had a career as a health coach so got busy researching and finding help, have managed to reclaim some of my fitness and at 57 , manage to have a moderately functional life again! I still am challenged with periodic bouts of pain, fatigue, low immunity, digestive problems , insomnia and environmental sensitivity. Recently diagnosed with a fatty liver! After 30 years of careful diet and cleansing, this is so shocking! I have read that the body, in its wisdom , will store the glyphosate in fat to keep it inert. Perhaps this is the cause? My next step is to find a way to rid my body of this toxin completely! Any ideas?


kootwitch
10/6/2017 1:39:16 AM

Thanks for this, I was given a test kit by my ND to send off my Urine, wondered if it would be useful. Ive also read that the body , in its wisdom will try to contain the glyphosate by hiding it in storage fat deposits, most common area is the abdominal area. I see many other middle agers with the big tummies, like mine. I too have eaten carefully for over 30 years, mostly organic, from local and my own garden. Am fairly active and fast regularly. So there is no other reason for this excess weight! I have digestive issues, rashes, random chronic pain and fatigue, insomnia , low immune function and mental fog. I was exposed to high levels of Round up while brushing/pruning in replanted clearcuts, in fall of 83. Became systemically sensitive and eventually diagnosed as disabled by 96. Have successfully recovered some of my functioning by skillfully managing my diet and activity, self care and now professional support. Want to know more about how to actually remove this crap from my body!!


cdees
8/2/2017 12:50:13 PM

Hey DetoxLab - .05 PPM = 50 PPB. Is this a typo? The the above test has a MUCH lower threshold than that and will be the better choice. If the one from detox lab really is in PPM, then most people will see results of <50 PPB, which is not very helpful.






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