Body & Soil Podcast


Dr. Gundi Rhoades on Pregnancy and Why Eating Organic Is so Important to Have a Healthy Baby

Ep. 4

Pesticides can have a huge impact on the health of your baby!

During the development of a baby inside the uterus, numerous nutrients and minerals are needed to ensure all the baby’s structures grow as they should. Specifically, vitamins like folic acid and chemicals such as manganese are needed for the neurological development of your baby.

However, pesticides such as RoundUp kill the bacteria involved in the production of folic acid inside your body. Plus, the glyphosate that’s part of RoundUp also stops plants from absorbing beneficial minerals containing manganese, which is also important for neurological development.

In this episode, Dr. Gundi Rhoades talks with her nurses Maddy and Min about the terrible harm pesticides like RoundUp have in fetal development. Gundi also touches on the relationship between chemical agriculture and autism. This condition is rising at an alarming level and it is mostly due to changes in gut microbiome caused by antibiotics and pesticides.

Plus, they also expand on the rising cases of infertility and how difficult it has become for young women to conceive, something that was not seen as frequently in past decades. Maddie and Min also share the changes they’ve seen in their health and their lives after following Gundi’s advice and going fully organic.

Do you want to take the reins of your health? Tune in right now!

Get a copy of my book accompanying the Podcast! Out now on Amazon as a paperback! Order here.

Topic timestamps:

  • (00:00): Welcome to Body & Soil!
  • (02:26): The anatomical formation of a baby during the first few weeks of pregnancy and how chemicals can negatively impact this development.
  • (05:14): Recognizing organic labels in the supermarket.
  • (06:31): The different types of pesticides and how they become part of the food we eat.
  • (10:51) The rising numbers of women unable to conceive and the association with the use of chemicals in agriculture.
  • (14:59): A practical example of the process of growing a staple food with chemical agriculture using pesticides such as RoundUp.
  • (20:30): The role of bacteria in human health and how their total elimination harms pregnant women.
  • (23:38): How staple foods are being genetically modified so that they can be resistant to RoundUp. 
  • (33:08): The continuous increase in the number of autistic kids and the impact of pesticides on fetal development. 
  • (36:44): How glyphosate, found in RoundUp, depletes manganese intake and how this potentially leads to autism development.
  • (42:13): The lack of information regarding the chemicals in “normal” food and how non-organic often looks better than organic. 

Mentioned and Relevant Resources

Follow us and subscribe!

More Episodes


Ria Jago on the Richness of Whole Wheat & Why Gluten Is Not the Real Problem

Ep. 2
Much has been said about gluten and the adverse effects of consuming wheat, yet, it continues to be one of the main staples around the world. But do you know why gluten is so bad for you? And did you know that by simply switching from white wheat to whole wheat you can see changes that range from no bloating to mood improvements?In this episode, Gundi Rhoades and nature researcher Ria Jago discuss the benefits of whole wheat. They go over the many nutrients a single whole grain of whole wheat contains, from selenium to magnesium, vitamin B1, and many more. Ria and Gundi also explain the mechanism through which gluten causes harm in the body and why whole wheat doesn’t have this same effect. Ria is full of questions and Gundi is full of knowledge! They discuss how Roundup, a herbicide and antibiotic, has a similar effect to the one caused by gluten. Alarmingly, this herbicide is in most of your food, and it has long-term effects that are not common knowledge.Gundi also goes over other benefits of changing refined wheat with whole wheat and describes some of the processes you can perform to make your favorite recipes. From birthday cakes to pancakes, you don’t have to eliminate these delicious dishes! It’s all about making adjustments and going organic.Plus, they provide information on how to identify an organic vegetable or fruit and the characteristics required to classify them as such. Want to learn more? Tune in and take the first step towards changing your health! Topic timestamps:(00:00): Welcome to Body & Soil!(02:51): The history of wheat and how it domesticated humanity.(06:00): How wheat goes from healthy whole wheat to unhealthy white flour.(10:22): The negative effects refined wheat has on mood.(14:19): The different ways to store whole wheat.(18:09): Mechanisms through which gluten causes inflammation. (27:23): How the herbicide Roundup damages the body.(31:57): Roundup is present in most agricultural products. (35:37): How organic wheat is grown. (39:39): The vital function of vitamin B. (41:34): B1 deficiency and its impact on mental health.Contact Ria JagoLinkedIn - - and Relevant ResourcesGowrie Veterinary ClinicEat Dirt by Dr. Zach BushFollow us and subscribe!YouTubeApple Podcasts Google PodcastsSpotifyFacebookInstagram

Gundi Rhoades on How Organic Food Can Change Your Life and Save the Planet

Ep. 1
Welcome to Body & Soil! This podcast is all about learning how and why changing your diet and going organic can improve your health and literally save the world. As some diseases like autism show an increase in incidence from 1 in 3,000 to 1 in 48, a closer look at how to deal with this is and what is causing it is needed. Plus, most of humanity has seen and experienced the effects of climate change, which all translates into a collapse of ecosystems worldwide. Gundi Rhoades is a German veterinarian living in Australia and she has been practicing her profession for 30 years. As the owner of an organic farm, she is an expert on the subject of food and the soil in which it grows. She has deep-dived into what is happening in the agriculture industry and how food is being grown as well as the health effects associated with chemical farming. Plus, she has seen the power of organic food and how people can take ownership of their health by making the choice of going organic. This podcast is for everybody who eats. It is for everyone who is frustrated by the current medical industry and the available treatments, for people with chronic illnesses, for women with fertility issues. This podcast is for everyone because everyone can benefit from this information! In Body & Soil, Gundi will go over different health conditions and what happens in the body when certain foods that are grown in an unhealthy way are consumed. Gundi will provide practical tips that you can implement in your life and then give feedback on how this has felt and if you have seen any changes in your health. Plus, she will address common concerns such as the cost of going organic and the best way to go about it.For more on how to save yourself and the planet one bite at a time, tune in! Hungry for more? There will be new episodes every Tuesday!