Just say no to GMO’s – autoimmune disease or not, they’re just not healthy – period.


What is a GMO?

GMOs are organisms that have had their characteristics changed through the modification of their DNA.

  • GMO stands for genetically modified organism.
  • Genetically modified (GM) organisms are organisms that have had their genomes? changed in a way that does not happen naturally.
  • By changing an organism’s genome we can change its characteristics.
  • Any organism could be genetically modified, but laws restrict the creation of genetically modified humans, and the production and distribution of other GMOs is tightly regulated.
  • Common examples of GMOs are GM crops used in agriculture and GM model organisms? used in medical research.

Just say NO to GMO's!, picture of tomatoes with syringes sticking out of them

How do we make GMOs?

  • To create a GMO, we change specific characteristics by using lab techniques to delete or alter particular sections of DNA?.
  • We can also change an organism’s characteristics by introducing new pieces of DNA into their genomes. This could be:
    • DNA taken from the same species?
    • DNA taken from a different species
    • DNA made synthetically in the lab.
  • The process of creating GMOs is called genetic modification or genetic engineering.


Is this really something we want to be putting in our bodies? I think NOT!


Here are 10 of the most common genetically modified foods on our shelves today: 

  1. Corn
  2. Soy
  3. Rice
  4. Tomato
  5. Beets
  6. Potato
  7. Canola Oil
  8. Milk
  9. Papaya
  10. Yellow Squash


Shocking, right? For many of us, these items are staples in our daily diet. Education is key when it comes to nutrition. However, regardless of your current health situation, these are never a good idea. Unless the veggies are grown under your own eye and care in your backyard. Furthermore, check out this article on 3 big reasons to avoid these if you have autoimmune issues.


Just say NO to GMO’s!



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