November 5, 2012
One of the many startling revelations in Jeffrey Smith’s timely documentary Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives is just how striking the parallel is between the rise in digestive disorders and the rise in foods containing genetically modified organisms over the last two decades.
According to the film, digestive disorders have skyrocketed since GMOs have entered the food supply: irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, chronic constipation, gastrointestinal infections, Crohn’s disease, leaky gut syndrome and acid reflux have all seen sharp inclines in the last two decades, as has the incidence of gluten intolerance and Celiac’s disease.
[...] This video discussion between Jeffrey Smith and Tom Malterre, MS, CN explores the GMO and gluten connection in detail. While wheat grown in the U.S. is not genetically modified, alterations to the crop have long been thought to be a leading cause of gluten sensitivities. And that may be a considerable factor. But, Smith suggests that the prevalence of GMOs in our diet is causing leaky gut syndrome [...]