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  • Writer's pictureDr Korianne Haas

Diet as a risk factors for intestinal hyperpermeability

Diet, stress and endurance exercise are all risk factors for leaky gut syndrome.  Let’s start with diet.  Glyphosate, a component of the herbicide Roundup is known to damage gut microvilli, kill good bacteria, overload our detoxification pathways and cause GI tract inflammation.  A wide variety of non-organic crops contain glyphosate.  Foods with the highest levels include meats, eggs and dairy products (except 100% grassfed pastured-raised AND organic); organic and non-organic wheat; and Roundup Ready GMO crops: soy, corn, canola, alfalfa (allowed in non-organic 100% grassfed beef), cotton and SORGHUM (a grain found in many gluten-free baked goods and gluten-reduced beers).

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