Gut bacteria is very important. It is not only responsible for digestion and immunity, but for mental health as well. In psychology, we refer to this as the gut-brain connection, which means that when something is wrong with the gut it can negatively affect the brain. The gut’s microbiome can actually send out neurotransmitters to the brain. Basically, when something is wrong with our gut bacteria, it has the tendency to affect the brain.
GMO foods are sprayed with the pesticide and herbicide Roundup, which contains glyphosate. In the journal Interdisciplinary Toxicology, researchers explain in detail how glyphosate destroys the gut bacteria that our bodies rely upon heavily. Moreover, if a woman consumes GMO foods and breastfeeds, glysophate accumulates in her breast milk. In a recent study conducted by Moms Across America, it was shown that “the levels of glyphosate in American women’s breast milk are 760 to 1600 times higher than what the European Drinking Water Directive allows for individual pesticides.” The results also show that glyphosate levels are 700 times higher than the maximum contaminant level (MCL) set for glyphosate by EPA”.
Formula is no better. The top ingredient(s) in conventional formula are corn syrup and sugar, which are two of the most genetically modified crops. With this information, one can only assume that from birth (and even perhaps before birth), our children are consuming toxic levels of glyphosate, which can explain the steady and alarming increase in ASD cases. In the journal JAMA Psychiatry, the researchers concluded that the persistent destruction of the gut from birth are seen in children with ASD at a much higher rate than children who show no are little issues with their guts.
When a woman gives birth, she has the option to breastfeed or formula feed and there have been many “mommy wars” over this issue. If you are not eating organically or feeding your baby a certified organic formula than both options may potentially cause your children problems.