Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

Are Pesticides Contaminating Your World? – Optimum Health Report #375

An agriculture worker using dangerous pesticides on a field.

Greetings All!

Ever heard of the dirty dozen? This is the list of the 12 most pesticide laden fruits and vegetables as tested by the Environmental Working Group.  This is the go to place to find clean foods and body products. You should avoid eating these foods as much as possible and only eat them if they are certified organic.

The herbicides and pesticides found in high quantities in them are toxic and can cause organ dysfunction and even cancer.

Here is the list of EWG’s Dirty Dozen:

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Nectarines
  4. Apples
  5. Peaches
  6. Pears
  7. Cherries
  8. Grapes
  9. Celery
  10. Tomatoes
  11. Sweet Bell Peppers
  12. Potatoes

So avoid these and eat them only when organic. It will improve both your health and your longevity.

Have a good week,
Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

Dr. Minkoff Talks About Pesticides & Toxins

“In 2015, 2 billion tons of the pesticide Glyphosate, that’s Roundup, was dumped on Planet Earth.”

Pesticides & Their Health Dangers

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.

Factories discharging environmental toxins into the air

My energy and mental alertness is 100% better!

“I have had head and neck discomfort that aspirin would not take care of. My metal count in my blood was extremely high. After the third chelation treatment my head and neck pain went away. I have now finished my treatments and my energy and my mental alertness is 100% better. I am 60 years young and now feel better than I did when I was 40. Amazing!” -R.A.

Dr. Minkoff Talks About Glyphosate

“Glyphosate is a pesticide that the planet is being overwhelmed with.”

Tips for Detoxification and Reduction of Toxic Exposure

There are many things we can do to help our bodies detoxify and reduce our exposure to toxins in the first place. Here is a list of some ideas:

  • Eat a healthy diet full of whole, properly raised foods: grass-fed and naturally raised meats and wild-caught fish, organic fruits and vegetables, and little or no processed foods and refined sugars
  • Use natural and organic skin and hair care products
  • Build and remodel using eco-friendly materials that have little to no outgassing
  • Drink purified or natural spring water
  • Consider natural detoxification supplements and elimination diets
  • Consider eliminating dairy and grains as these can cause inflammation
  • Drink green tea
  • Take supplements such as vitamin C and liver support supplements
  • Eat foods that help with detoxification such as beets, cabbage, broccoli, artichokes, seaweed, and blue-green algae
  • Avoid using plastics, styrofoam, tinfoil, and aluminum and toxic cookware

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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.