Avoid Genetically Modified Foods (GMO’s)

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GMO’s are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering. This creates unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.
Most developed nations do not consider GMO’s to be safe. In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMO’s.

In the first-ever GMO feeding study, European researchers fed rats food made with 11 percent GMO products, or GMO-free food for two years. By the 17th month of life, rats fed the GMO food were 5 to 6 times more likely to have died. Of those rats fed the GMO feed, females grew giant tumors in the liver. Liver and kidney abnormalities were seen frequently in the GMO fed rats.
In the US, GMO’s are in as much as 80% of conventional processed food.The highest risk foods are:

  1. Canola
  2. Corn
  3. Soy
  4. Sugar Beets
  5. Zucchini and yellow squash

3 Ways to Avoid GMO’s

  1. Buy Organic:  Certified organic products cannot intentionally include any GMO ingredients.
  2. Avoid “at risk” ingredients:  If its not labeled organic or verified non-GMO, avoid products made with ingredients that include the foods listed above as well as sugar and dairy products.
  3.  Know your substitutions:  Instead of canola, corn, soy or cottonseed, choose extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil.  Instead of sugar, use Stevia or Xylitol. 


Simply stated, our bodies were built to process foods in their natural state.  When you feed your body natural foods, your body knows exactly what to do with it.  Your body will pull the nutrients out that it needs, digest the food easily and get rid of the waste efficiently. When you feed your body genetically modified foods, unfortunately, the outcome is struggle and illness.