Glyphosate: RoundUp: Gut Health and My Local Park

Glyphosate: RoundUp: Gut Health and My Local Park

Hello, my fabulous food and mood fans!

Today, I step outside my home to address a topic close to my heart – Roundup and glyphosate.

Let’s talk about the enchanting park that happens to be my backyard. Living beside this beautiful place called Chrissy Caughlin in Reno is truly magical. I visit this park every day, and there’s this special spot I hold dear where I say hello to the river. However, one morning a couple of months ago, something caught my eye. A man was spraying something, and my gut health instincts kicked in. Curious, I approached him and asked what he was spraying. His response left me concerned.

He informed me that he was using Roundup, a glyphosate-based herbicide. This troubled me even more, as just beyond this area was a kids’ park, where families gather to play and have fun. Considering the harmful effects of glyphosate on the gut microbiome and its potential links to health issues like Parkinson’s and autism, I felt compelled to take action.

Together with my husband, we decided to avoid that area and started looking into pesticide-free parks. I discovered that there are 17 pesticide-free parks among the 87 parks in Reno. Determined to make a difference, I took steps to request that our park also becomes pesticide-free. Gut health is a crucial part of my program, and I emphasize the significance of maintaining a resilient and balanced microbiome.

Children, especially, are vulnerable, with their systems still developing. Exposing them to harmful chemicals like glyphosate is a real concern. So, my mission now is to spread awareness and encourage others to investigate whether their local parks are safe from Roundup.

Health, or a lack thereof, is an accumulation of various factors, including toxins. While it’s challenging to completely eliminate all toxins from our lives, we can certainly reduce our exposure. Transitioning our parks to pesticide-free zones is a step in a less toxic direction.

Being part of this community and actively working towards change has been a special experience for me. Connecting with local authorities and fellow residents to improve the well-being of our loved ones has been surprisingly fulfilling.

Moreover, I am passionate about children’s gut health, as it forms the foundation of their well-being throughout life. A proper diet can significantly impact their behavior, mood, and learning abilities. By providing them with nutritious food, we can help them show up as their best selves.

For instance, I’ve seen how the right food choices positively influenced my own child’s behavior at school. While her classmates struggled with tantrums and mood swings, she remained well-regulated and focused. Nurturing our children’s gut health empowers them to navigate life’s challenges with emotional stability and resilience.

As I continue my mission to make my backyard park pesticide-free, I also urge you to take action. Check if Roundup is being used in your local parks and advocate for change. Let’s prioritize our children’s health and create toxin-free spaces for them to thrive.

In conclusion, let’s rally together and make a difference. By safeguarding our parks, we’re not just protecting our children but also the animals and adults who frequent these areas. Remember, every small shift towards a healthier environment matters. Join me in building a safer and happier world for our little ones.

Thank you for reading, and if you need assistance with gut health or any related matter, don’t hesitate to reach out. Together, let’s make the world a better place—one park at a time. Have a beautiful day! Bye!

Ps… I taught a class to parents at a school my daughter used to go to on zoom last week on empowering kids to be well regulated by nourishing them, please click here to watch that class and use the resources I provide there.







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