The rates of illnesses like type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, Crohn’s Disease (inflammatory bowel syndrome), and chronic fatigue syndrome have risen astronomically over the last few decades in all industrial nations. There is a growing body of scientific research that proves that the #1 reason for this disease epidemic is how our diets have changed. Quite simply, food is killing us!
Modern food is very different than what humans ate just 100 years ago. Much of our food today is industrially produced, chemically modified, and contains artificial ingredients. However, no change in our food supply in the last 100 years has been more profound than than manipulation lofet of the genetic code of the crops we eat. These “genetically modified foods,” also known as “GMO foods,” are one of the big culprits to causing this surge in disease. The inclusion of GMO foods in our food supply in fact is one of the reasons we’ve seen an even bigger surge in disease over the last 20-30 years. We are clearly headed down a dangerous path with our food supply.
There is a growing movement to educate people about this problem. I am personally part of that movement as I strongly believe that changing your diet can not only prevent disease but it can also reverse it! I have reversed my type 2 diabetes and other ailments by changing the way I eat so I have very personal and intimate knowledge of how much changing your diet can improve your health. I’ve also studied this topic in depth.
One of the most significant things you can do to immediately improve your health and lower your risk for ailments like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer is to completely eliminate GMO foods from your diet. If you already have these diseases (or other diseases), you can reverse the effects by eating the right foods and avoiding the bad foods. If you want to prevent and/or reverse disease, you should consider GMO foods enemy #1.
Many people are eating lots of GMO food when they don’t even realize it. This has got to change. People need to know what they are eating and how harmful it can be so they can take control of their own health! In this article, I want to share with you 7 tips for avoiding GMO foods altogether.
This is probably the most important tip I can give you to avoid GMO foods. If you buy certified organic products, you can be confident that the product does not contain GMO foods. This is because the USDA does not allow a product to be labeled as organic and sold as organic if it contains GMO foods. Be careful though not to confused the word “organic” on the label with other words like “natural.” Foods labeled as “natural” very often DO contain GMO foods. For example, “natural corn chips” are usually made with GMO corn. So called “natural” granola bars usually contain GMO ingredients. This is because the USDA gives no special meaning to the word “natural” and so food companies have no obligation to not include GMO ingredients. In fact, GMO ingredients means more profit for them.
Some people buy conventionally grown vegetables not because they don’t prefer organic but because they feel organic is too expensive or because the organic version is not available where they shop. If you fall into this category, you should be made aware that there are certain conventional vegetables that are GMO most of the time and you may want to avoid at least these specific ones. Common GMO vegetables include corn, yellow squash, soy beans, papaya, and beets. I refuse to touch corn unless it is labeled organic or I know the local farmer/gardener who grows it. It is almost always GMO if not labeled organic.