As doctors committed to preventing disease–and finding actual causes of disease when they do arise—we are concerned about “what” people are eating, but also with “how” what they’re eating is being grown or raised. Learn why both of these issues are important to maintaining your health.
At Maximized Living, 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.
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.1 In other words, a GMO is an organism who has had its DNA changed or altered. In humans, an abnormal cell, or an altered cell, is called a cancer cell. Similar to the cloning issue, GMO’s have also been a long debated issue, not only in the United States, but in many other countries as well.
The United States ranks at the top in the number of crops that are modified. Today, the Grocery Manufacturers of America estimate that seventy-five percent 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?
Corn, tomatoes, rice, honey, grapeseed, potatoes, flax, peas, sugarcane, and sweet corn are just a few crops that have been tampered with, but it’s virtually impossible to provide a complete list of genetically modified food in the United States because the laws for genetically modified crops do not exist. Not only are they destroying the crops, scientists are pushing for approval of genetically modified animals as well.
Maximized Living is 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. This is your chance to find out the most common genetically modified foods and how to avoid and replace them.
- The Impact of Genetically Modified Organisms on Human Health. HYG-5058-01, Sereana Howard Dresbach, Ph.D. Holly Flax, M.S. Amanda Sokolowski, M.S. , John Allred, Ph.D. ↩