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Video: Pesticides & How They Affect Our Health

Pesticides sprayed on a field. Pesticides affect human health

Pesticides are any toxic substances that are used to purposely kill or shorten the life cycle of certain living things that we deem nuisances or pests. The most popular pesticides target weeds, insects, fungus and rodents. Pesticides can come from natural sources, but the most widely used pesticides are synthetically produced. Most large, high-yielding farms use pesticides regularly, and many of these pesticides are chemical compounds that are toxic to both humans and animals. Pesticides are not only toxic to the targeted pest but to other life forms as well, including humans.

In this video you will learn:

  • How nature protects itself
  • What is the role of pesticides?
  • Health conditions caused by pesticides
  • What is Glyphosate?
  • How to avoid pesticides
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About Dr. Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into LifeWorks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.