What Are Mycotoxins?

Aug 29, 2023

What Are Mycotoxins?

What are Mycotoxins?

Roughly 25% of the general population are susceptible to mold and have poor elimination pathways for the toxins produced by mold. When others are not similarly affected, it appears that the person who is ill/reactive is a hypochondriac. This leads to a great deal of misunderstanding about the dangers of mold toxicity for those who are truly susceptible.

Mycotoxins have a number of harmful effects on the body. They are carcinogenic, mutagenic (capable of altering your DNA), and estrogenic (meaning they disrupt normal estrogen metabolism). They can also impair the normal function of the immune and nervous systems, kidneys, and liver. Emerging research indicates that mycotoxins also interact with the gut microbiota in negative ways.
Mycotoxins and Glyphosate

With the increased use of glyphosate in farming and agriculture, we are also seeing increases in fungal content in our soils. This creates not only more risk of mycotoxin delivery through food, but also through air and water. Glyphosate was developed as a mineral chelator, and as such, robs very necessary nutrients from our soils and our foods that help to maintain eco-balance. As we eat, so do we evolve. Food laced with chemicals such as glyphosate are not only toxic to the body, but possibly part of a multi-leveled delivery of additional fungi and mycotoxins to the body that disrupt delicate balances in the lungs, gut, brain, and liver.

In animal studies, glyphosate has been shown to be a major endocrine disruptor as well as to induce negative developmental changes in fetuses. Read More...

Genetically modified foods are highest in glyphosate content. The top 5 GMO foods are wheat, corn, soy, sugar beets, and canola oil.

Glyphosate and fertilizers are also contributing to increases in algae blooms across the US in many lakes and rivers. This has become problematic with drinking/bathing waters in some communities, and also with airborne particles.

I get that not everyone can eat organic all of the time which means you’re likely eating pesticides, herbicides and insecticides. These can’t just be washed off your produce. Some will be absorbed into the plant. Mitigating the harmful effects with Pure Body and Pure Body Extra can help because they both will attract, trap, and flush out the harmful toxins found in pesticides, herbicides and insecticides.