Dr. Michelle Perro, a pediatrician and advocate for pediatric health, shares her journey of discovering the harmful effects of pesticides, particularly glyphosate, on children’s health. She explains how glyphosate acts as an antibiotic, disrupts the microbiome, acts as an endocrine disruptor causing metabolic dysregulation, and binds essential minerals needed for brain function.
Dr. Perro emphasizes the importance of eliminating pesticide use and improving soil quality for healthier, nutrient-rich food. She discusses the need for regenerative organic agriculture and supporting local farming, as well as the importance of using food as medicine and adopting a vegan lifestyle.
Dr. Perro also criticizes the pharmaceutical industry for potential adverse effects on children and emphasizes the importance of addressing the root causes of health issues. She highlights the link between industrial food, glyphosate exposure, and chronic illnesses in children and adults. Dr. Perro discusses the impact of glyphosate on gut health and mental health disorders, as well as the need for regulating lobbying and industry influence.
She also addresses biases in scientific studies conducted by industry-funded organizations and emphasizes the role of nutrition in disease prevention. Dr. Perro further highlights the various environmental toxicants harming children and calls for a Bill of Rights for children’s access to clean air, water, and food. She expresses her optimism for change and aims to provide affordable and downloadable information to empower parents in taking control of their children’s health.
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Glyphosate is a widely used herbicide that is commonly known by its brand name, Roundup. It is a non-selective herbicide, meaning that it kills all plants that it comes into contact with. Glyphosate is used to kill weeds in agricultural fields, gardens, and lawns.
There are a number of potential dangers of glyphosate on the environment, animals, insects, and humans.
Glyphosate can contaminate soil and water, and it can persist in the environment for many years. This can have a negative impact on a variety of plants and animals. Glyphosate can also disrupt the nitrogen cycle, which can lead to problems with water quality.
Glyphosate can be harmful to animals, both wild and domestic. It can cause poisoning in animals that ingest it, and it can also disrupt their metabolism. Glyphosate has been linked to a number of health problems in animals, including cancer, liver damage, and reproductive problems.
Glyphosate can be harmful to insects, both beneficial and harmful. It can kill bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, which can have a negative impact on the environment. Glyphosate has also been linked to the decline of monarch butterflies.
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