Common Weed Killer Causes IBD?

It always puzzles me how anyone thinks we can spray toxic chemicals on our crops and NOT have them affect our health!

Because despite what food manufacturers may claim, chemical residues from pesticides and herbicides show up on (and IN) the conventionally grown food we eat. And research makes it clear that these creepy chemicals trigger a multitude of health problems.

And now a new study published in the journal Nature may have just uncovered the cause of your gut issues…

It zeroed in on a common weed killer as a potential trigger for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Over a million people in the United States alone have been diagnosed with some form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. And that number is steadily rising.

We’ve known for a long time that the underlying cause of IBD is inflammation (heck, it’s in the disease’s name!). But what we didn’t know was what was causing the inflammation. So a group of researchers decided to find out.

WThe scientists began zeroing in on potential culprit molecules. And a common herbicide emerged as a likely candidate.

Propyzamide is sprayed on sports fields and around fruit and vegetable crops to kill weeds. And the research revealed the chemical interferes with a part of the gut cell wall called an aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR).

AHRs usually suppress inflammation. But propyzamide blocks the receptors. This results in your gut becoming irritated and inflamed.

In other words, propyzamide could be contributing to the dramatic rise in IBD.

Of course, this is FAR from the first time these kinds of chemicals have been found to harm our health. Earlier research has already linked certain herbicides and pesticides to a higher risk of cancer and reproductive, gut, brain, skin, respiratory, and endocrine problems.

In fact, there’s a long list of chemicals that were once believed to be safe to spray on food, but now we know better. (For example, DDT was one of the first pesticides to be banned in the United States in the 1970s because it accumulates in the environment and can be toxic.)

Now atrazine, flupyradifurone, hexachlorobenzene, glyphosate, methomyl, and rotenone have all been flagged as potentially toxic by the World Health Organization. And yet we still use some of them in the United States.

The only way to reduce your exposure to propyzamide and the rest of these creepy chemicals is to avoid foods sprayed with them. That means your best bet is to eat organically grown food whenever possible.

P.S. World-class researchers have discovered that a group of pesticides could be behind Parkinson’s. Avoiding them may be the key to NEVER developing this devastating disease. I’ve got all the details right here.


“Identification of environmental factors that promote intestinal inflammation.” Nature (2022).

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

View More Free Articles

Mailbag: Knee Pain Solution STOPS the “OUCH!”

“My joints, especially my knees, have been hurting more. What can I do? It’s keeping me from moving a lot.” – Barbara Hi Barbara, It may seem counterintuitive, but carefully chosen exercise could be precisely “what the doctor ordered” to soothe chronic knee pain. Studies show the right activities can EASE the ache, allowing you...

Read This

Ulcer Solution Harnesses the Healing Power of Citrus

No one expects to develop a foot ulcer. That goes without saying. But if you have diabetes, the odds that you will are higher than you might expect. In fact, 60 percent of diabetics will develop neuropathy in their feet, eventually leading to one. However, poor glycemic control isn’t the only trigger for foot ulcers....

Read This

Move More to Hurt Less? Here’s The TRUTH

It’s only natural to avoid moving when you’re in pain. We’ve all been there, gritting our teeth and doing our best to remain still. After all, the last thing you want to do is make the pain WORSE. But this is one time when following your instincts could be a BIG mistake. It could take...

Read This

“Nature Pill” Sends Mental and Physical Health SOARING

A stroll through the park or doing some gardening are enjoyable pastimes for many of us. Unfortunately, they’re ones we often don’t get to do nearly enough. But new research reveals why you should MAKE TIME for these nature-based hobbies. Because, it turns out, as you age your HEALTH could depend on it. Here’s why…...

Read This

“Cold Nose” Method Protects Your Aging Brain

Keeping your mind sharp as you age is a priority. If you’ve been following my suggestions, you may already be taking steps to protect your brain. And that’s fantastic! Things like taking certain supplements, walking regularly, prioritizing quality sleep, doing challenging crossword puzzles, and playing brain-stimulating games can INDEED support brain health and help head...

Read This

Clobber Cold Symptoms and Feel Better FAST

Before leaving on a trip recently my daughter was feeling a bit under the weather. She was worried she might be getting sick and asked how to recover more quickly from a cold. I explained that there’s still no cure for the common cold. But, certain foods and self-care practices CAN ease symptoms and shorten...

Read This

Tasty FAT Hack SLASHES Heart Risk

Is your heart trying to tell you something? Are little warning signs appearing that your ticker may be in trouble someday soon? You may have noticed your blood pressure creeping UP or your energy levels dialing DOWN. Or everyday tasks leave you feeling more winded than usual. Don’t ignore those signs. Your heart could be...

Read This

Mailbag: Why Am I DIZZY When I Stand Up?

“My wife has had some dizziness when standing up quickly. Should she be concerned? A friend suggested it could be related to her blood pressure medication?” – Frank (Article continues below.) Hi Frank, Low blood pressure when standing after sitting or lying down is called orthostatic or postural hypotension. Typically, someone will feel dizzy or...

Read This

Stay “Forever Young” with THIS Taste Bud Trick

We all want to remain youthful, healthy, and vibrant as we age. But that’s easier said than done. Sure, you can fork over the cash for the latest designer anti-aging cream, drink gallons of raw water (whatever that is?), and try to survive on a diet consisting only of green veggies. But the answer to...

Read This

FINALLY an Exercise Routine You Can LOVE

Bored to tears by repetitive trips to the gym? Rather walk across hot coals that try another one of the frantic routines presented by perky fitness gurus on TV? Do long walks on the treadmill feel about as thrilling as watching paint dry? New research reveals the answer to your workout prayers… Strap on your...

Read This