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

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

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

Last week we wrote about the dirty dozen. Eat only organic versions of these. Environmental Working Group also made a list of the clean 15. This list of produce is the least likely to be contaminated by pesticides.

  • Less than 1 percent of avocado and non GMO sweet corn samples tested positive for any detectable pesticides; they scored the cleanest of all produce tested.
  • More than 80 percent of pineapples, papayas, asparagus, onions and cabbages had no pesticide residues.
  • None of the fruit on the Clean Fifteen list tested positive for more than four pesticides.

Here’s the 2018 Clean 15 List:

  1. Avocados
  2. Sweet Corn*
  3. Pineapples
  4. Cabbage
  5. Onions
  6. Frozen Sweet Peas
  7. Papayas*
  8. Asparagus
  9. Mangos
  10. Eggplant
  11. Honeydew
  12. Kiwi
  13. Cantaloupe
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Broccoli

*Some sweet corn and papayas sold in the United States are GMOs, so choose organic to avoid GMO versions of these crops.

Good to know right?

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

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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.

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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

*Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary based on a patient's medical history and other factors.

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