By Jess Handley
In life, the issues we are most likely to care about are the issues that occur closest to home. News reports celebrate dramatic issues far away like a large protest march underway about women’s rights, a state in the USA has changed its legislation with regards to gay marriage, or a large seed producing conglomerate has been given the green light to leave their GMO produce unmarked (Monsanto, cough cough). Women’s rights and gay marriage may be
issues with which we as South Africans have become quite accustomed, but for the general population that relies on bread and pasta or anything else made out of wheat, the presence of genetically modified seed produce is something that does not make headlines and yet its effects are hitting a lot closer to home than we think. The bad news is that it is virtually impossible to avoid GM contamination in most processed foods, but the good news is that there are natural substances available that can help the body detox such as psyllium husk and foods rich in probiotics.
When it comes to the digestive system, psyllium husk is a great substance to help restore healthy digestive function. Research has shown the GMOs directly influence the bacterial balance in the gut which can increase the risk of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and clog up the digestive system causing constipation. When psyllium husk is ingested along with water, it expands into a gelatine-like mass which acts as a scrubbing brush, cleaning out the intestines. Like antibiotics,GMOs are a cause of bacterial upset in the gut, but foods rich in probiotics like whole yoghurt or miso soup can help restore the good bacteria that your digestive system relies on to function properly.
For more information about other substances that aid the GMO detox, please visit: http://www.undergroundhealth.com/use-these-five-natural-substances-to-detox-your-body-of-toxic-gmo-foods/
To purchase psyllium husk, please visit: http://www.faithful-to-nature.co.za/Good-Life-Organic-Psyllium-Husk-Powder-p-1200.html