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What is a GMO & How Does it Affect Me?

As doctors committed to preventing disease – and finding actual causes of disease when they do arise, it gets complicated to find answers. There are two major issues revolving around food today:

  1. “What” people are eating
  2. “How” what they’re eating is being grown or raised.

At New Life Chiropractic, we know that health is produced from the inside-out.  If you maintain good function and balance in the body, you’ll experience both prevention and lasting good health.  Interfere with function and create imbalance, and no matter how you feel today – you’re developing a problem tomorrow… and you may already have a problem now.

The Issue With GMO’s

An enormous challenge to maintaining health now and in the future is “how” modern food is being raised.  Which also raises the question, “Should food be modernized?” An ever-growing method to food production is through genetic modification.

Foods that are genetically modified are called Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) and are making their way more and more into your kitchens, food stores, and restaurants.

A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic structure has been altered by incorporating a gene that will express a desirable trait, often termed gene splicing. In other words, a GMO is an organism that has had its DNA changed or altered.

In humans, an abnormal cell or an altered cell, is called a cancer cell.  Many times these organisms are altered to be able to handle an extreme amount of pesticide and not die. That added toxicity also goes into you when eating these common GMO products.

How Pervasive Are GMO’s?

The United States ranks at the top in the number of crops that are modified. Today, the Grocery Manufacturers of America estimate that 75% (WOW!) of all processed foods in the U.S. contain a GMO ingredient.

The problem is that we – as the consumers – do not know really which foods are altered and which foods are not. 

It seems more and more information is coming out and more research is being done on GMO’s. When independent labs run a study the results are downright dangerous. For example, a study in 2006 when researchers fed rats modified corn it resulted in liver and kidney failure as well as hormonal changes.  Sound familiar?

What Are GMO Foods?

Here’s a list of some of the most common GMO foods:

  • Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Rice
  • Honey
  • Grape seed
  • Potatoes
  • Flax
  • Peas
  • Sugarcane
  • Sweet corn

The foods listed above are just a few crops that have been tampered with. It’s virtually impossible to provide a complete list of genetically modified food in the United States because the laws for identifying genetically modified crops do not exist.

Not only are they destroying the crops, but scientists are also pushing for approval of genetically modified animals as well. We are determined to get you the information you need to nourish your family with healthy food for the purpose of well-being now and the future for you, your children, and your children’s children.

Are you ready to find out the most common genetically modified foods and how to avoid and replace them? Join us for the heart health talk on March 23rd  at 6:30 p.m. and prevent the dangers of GMOs.

Did you miss the Heart Health talk? Check out our upcoming events here.