What is GMO Corn?

Posted on 27. Jan, 2013 in exercise and healthy eating

GMO CornUntil recently I did not know what GMO corn was and what health implications were associated with the consumption of it was.  So what is GMO corn?   Well for one thing it is not good for you and not part of exercise and healthy eating.  Even non GMO corn can be contaminated but I will save that for another blog post.  The Wall street Journal just posted an article about how Russia has suspended the import and use of a GMO corn made by Monsanto after a resent study suggested the crop might cause cancer.  Scarey stuff. Genetically modified corn contains a pesticide that cannot be washed off. It is within the genome of the corn that is know as BT corn (Bacillus thuringiensis which is a bacteria)   This gene in the corn causes a toxin to form when pests eat the corn.  These toxins cause holes in the digestive track of the pests ie worms and basically the worm dies from sepsis.  Which is when their own bacteria from their bowel IE poop enters the rest of their bodies causing sepsis and the worn dies.  Gross it is and we (not me anymore) eat this corn and it is suggested rightly so that when we digest the corn the BT toxin causes little holes in our digestive track causing various  illnesses like IBS, auto immune diseases and tons of others. On a better note, last year I did the Ultimate Reset in April which consisted of whole foods and supplements and during the Reset I felt great.  After the reset and going back to some regular foods I did not feel as good.  I was still eating healthy but did not feel as well as I did while on the reset.  Now I truly think part of the great feeling during the Ultimate Reset was due to eating GMO free foods.  I ate all organic foods during the 21 days.  So think before you buy food and look for the non gmo label, buy organic and avoid the top GMO ingredients unless organic.  The top ten GMO foods are Soy, Corn, Cotton, Canola, Beet sugar, Aspartame, Papayas, Dairy,  Zucchini and Yellow Squash. This includes any ingredients made with these crops like soybean oil, corn oil, Conola oil, High fructose corn syrup, corn starch, diet sodas and many others.  I will be starting another Reset Feb 6th if you would like to join my challenge group I would love to help you reach your goals. I highly recommend the challenge pack.  If you don’t believe that GMO’s are harmful to your health just do your own research and you will never eat corn again unless its non GMO corn.

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6 Responses to “What is GMO Corn?”

  1. Wendy

    27. Jan, 2013

    Fascinating stuff! But also scary about how many things there are to worry about at the grocery store!

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    • Sharon Schisler

      27. Jan, 2013

      Wendy its very scary but if everyone starts buying non GMO the financial lost to all the big corporations will force them to start offering non GMO choices and its already happening. I see more options from the big companies than there was even just 6 months ago. Very promising!

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  2. Wenonah Suliman

    28. Jan, 2013

    so scary… DOWN with the GMO’s!!!

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  3. Amy Hughes

    30. Jan, 2013

    Ugh I’ve read so much about GMOs and how they are so present in corn! It’s so scary the amount of chemicals we consume without realizing it.

    Thanks for this post, SUCH an eye opener!

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    • Sharon Schisler

      30. Jan, 2013

      Thanks Amy. Soy is even worse! Its in everything and 90% is GMO… Just look at any salad dressing or Mayo… Most baby formula has GMO soy in it and up to 42% of the actual contents of the formula is GMO soy…They say its like 4 birth control pills the babys are consuming and why early puberty is on the rise and women’s infertility…so if you know anyone having trouble conceiving tell them to go GMO free before trying…so sad…please spread the word to stop Monsanto!

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  4. Thanks for sharing! Have a great Blogging Wednesday!

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