Avoid these "Dirty Dozen" foods listed by the Environmental Working Group - Makati, Metro

Updated: Mar 7

Metro Manila Chiropractor says to avoid these "Dirty Dozen" foods listed by the Environmental Working Group

There is a lot of cleaning to be done in our food system around the world. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has launched its 2018 dirty dozen food list which reminds us that a healthy lifestyle includes avoiding foods that contain pesticides. According to the test that was held by the EWG, 70% of the non-organic food items had at minimum one pesticide in them. In a lot of cases, the number of pesticides of much higher this puts our health at immense risk! To get a shiver of disgust, a small but non-organically grown strawberry was found positive for having 22 pesticides in it.

Your Makati Chiropractor, Dr. Kim Khauv, suggests and strictly advise people to avoid the dirty dozen foods that have been listed by the Environmental Working Group.


The foods that have been entitled unhealthy due to existence of pesticide in them are listed below for you. According to Dr. Kim Khauv it is best to try buying organic food in our daily routine so that we can build stronger bodies that help us survive through the daily stress and fatigue.

1. Strawberries:

In the light of the research done by the Environmental Working Group, a single strawberry showed positive for 22 pesticides. Sixteen percent of the strawberries add harmful elements in them like carbendazim and endocrine disruptor. It is also shown that 9 million pounds of fumigation poisonous gases get injected into the fields before the strawberries get planted (let that sink in). This is done so that the harmful pests get killed but people fail to understand that these gases also kill beneficial microbes in the soil depleting the nutrients of eating strawberries as well. This all makes it land at the top of the dirty dozen food list which needs to be avoided or if you love them, you ought to get your hands on the organic strawberries. They will certainly cost you a little more but they will be worth it.

2. Spinach:

Non-organic spinach has 7% of different chemicals on it which make it pesticide prone by all means. The highest amount of pesticide found in spinach is of 18 different types of chemicals and pesticides in one of the worst kind. Moreover, a lice killing chemical was also discovered in the spinach crops that can cause seizures and tumors in human body.

3. Pears:

Since 2010, the amount of pesticide used for growing pears through non-organic methods has doubled. The Environmental Working Group has showcased that the pesticides used in growing pears is extremely harmful for male hormones and to hormone disruptors too. It has also been banned in Europe as it has been proven that the pesticides used in it can be cancerous. Patent bee killing chemicals have also been discovered in pears which make them one of the top dirty dozen foods.

Here is the complete list of Environmental Working Group of the dirty dozen foods:











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According to Metro Manila Chiropractor, Dr. Kim Khauv, it is best to stick to organic foods as it is grown with care and is free of pesticides or chemicals. It is also good if you can grow them organically on your own as this ensures the clean and amazingly healthy growth of the fruits and vegetables. A lot of people have opted for growing veggies on their own as this contributes to organic food and helps them in maintaining a healthy lifestyle as well.

Thus, say hello to a healthier lifestyle with the help of organic food and be kind to your own self.

Dr. Kim Khauv, your Metro Manila chiropractor, has helped many people live healthier and happier lives.

With over 20 years experience, Dr. Kim Khauv is an award winning American Chiropractor, trained at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in public health and prevention, National Board certified, corrective care chiropractor who has published and presented research nationally and internationally in chiropractic care, wellness, and prevention.

While he was in San Diego, CA, Dr. Kim Khauv was one of only 24 chiropractors in the world working for the United States Navy, providing chiropractic care to active duty military members at Navy Medical Center San Diego for over 5 years.

Dr. Kim Khauv now provides safe, effective, and evidence-based chiropractic care to patients from Makati, Rockwell, Manila, Paranaque, Alabang, Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Pasig, Ortigas, Mandaluyong, Greenhills, San Juan, and Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Conditions that have responded well to chiropractic care are headaches, migraines, neck pain, back pain, pregnancy related back pain, sciatica, and auto injuries. Call today to start enjoying life again.

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