New Home Test Kit Enables Easy Glyphosate Detection

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

Patients concerned about glyphosate contamination can now check their food and water for traces of the toxic weed killer with a new home test kit.

GlyphoCheck logoThe GlyphoCheck Home Test for Glyphosate in Food and Water, manufactured by Pennsylvania-based Abraxis Inc., is the first-ever commercially available dip-strip tests for detecting glyphosate in a home setting. Fast and affordable, it allows users to identify the presence of glyphosate residues in a wide variety of foods and beverages.

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in herbicides like Monsanto's Roundup products, has also been in wide use since the 1970s. Agricultural applications of glyphosate-containing herbicides have surged worldwide in recent years. Mounting evidence links glyphosate exposure to a range of health challenges, from cancer and chronic inflammation to antibiotic resistance and environmental destruction.

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The Cult and Culture of Vegan Cheese

Written by Ellen Kanner, Contributing Writer

We're witnessing a vegan cheese explosion these days. US sales of these plant-based, non-dairy cheeses jumped by 43% in 2018 , according to the Plant-Based Food Association, and are forecast to hit the $4 billion mark by 2024. Venture capital firms are all over it, and the market is thriving. These products have evolved a long way in the last decade. How healthy are they, and for whom? 

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Joe Pizzorno - The Toxin Solution

Written by Meg Sinclair

For decades, Dr. Pizzorno has been at the forefront of a movement to build bridges between naturopathic, functional, and mainstream medicine. In recent years, his attention has been focused on the myriad ways that environmental toxins are damaging personal and public health, and on developing practical strategies to help people reduce their toxic loads.

His recent book, The Toxin Solution, presents a harrowing picture yet offers good clinical guidance on how to manage the onslaught. Consider the following:

•    94% of Americans are exposed to enough polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to double their lifetime risk of asthma.
•    60% of US women carry loads of PCB187 sufficient to double their risk of breast cancer.
•    33% of Americans have lead levels high enough to double the risk of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
•    25% are exposed to enough aluminum to double Alzheimer’s risk.

Holistic Primary Care had the honor of hosting Dr. Pizzorno at our 2017 Practitioner Channel Forum. He shared his research on the role of common toxins in chronic disease and his field-tested therapeutic strategies. Watch the full-length session from HPC’s video archive:

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