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Lifeworks Wellness Center is one of the top alternative medicine clinics in Tampa Florida. Since 1997 we've helped thousands of patients regain their health naturally.
In 1995, Dr. Minkoff's wife became ill and her physicians couldn't find what was wrong. Not accepting their "no hope" conclusion, Dr. Minkoff went on a search to help her which led him out of emergency medicine into complementary and alternative medicine to find the answers. In the process he gained expertise in Biological medicine, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. The answers he found were soon in demand when others learned of his wife’s return to good health. In response to this, he and his wife, Sue Minkoff RN established Lifeworks Wellness Center in 1997 and it quickly became one of the most comprehensive complementary and alternative medicine clinics in the U.S.
Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Osteoporosis & Chronic Fatigue- Optimum Health Report #379

Osteoporosis & Chronic Fatigue- Optimum Health Report #379

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

My greatest pleasure in work is to see someone who is ill, come back to life. They are in the shadows and they come back into the light. Actually, their own light begins to shine and they can again light up the world.

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Undiagnosed Lyme for 32 Years! - Optimum Health Report #378

Undiagnosed Lyme for 32 Years! - Optimum Health Report #378

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

When you watch the following video you will most likely cry. The story is so moving that our videographer did cry.

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Lyme Disease Awareness Month - Optimum Health Report #377

Lyme Disease Awareness Month - Optimum Health Report #377

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

We received this testimonial this week.

I want to thank everyone at LifeWorks for all the caring treatments I received during my 6 weeks of treatment.  I had been to many doctors in VT and NH knowing in my heart I had Lyme.  Every test I had come back negative (I was told I had Fibromyalgia).  While I wasn’t as sick as some with Lyme, I knew I had it.  Being a very active personal all my life, I wasn’t even able to walk a half mile or stand for long periods of time without being in excruciating pain.  The way the disease works, I knew it was only a matter of time before it would be more debilitating. I was going to be in Florida for the winter, so I started googling Lyme specialists and Dr Minkoff was the first to show up.  I did my research, then made an appointment.  I started treatment for what I was sure I had – Lyme!  (Dr. Minkoff confirmed).  I did 6 weeks of treatment and feel great, without antibiotics.  It is not an easy treatment, but oh so worth it.  I am working to regain my strength and know I will be back hiking again soon.  I miss all the great people at LifeWorks, staff and patients.  Thanks for giving me my life back.”

Would you want to get results like this? Call us and we can help.

Have a great week,

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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The Truth About Red Meat & Cancer? - Optimum Health Report #376

The Truth About Red Meat & Cancer? - Optimum Health Report #376

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

Mark Sisson did a very nice analysis of the newest “red meat is terrible and will kill you and don’t eat it hardly ever or both you and the planet will die” study. And the reason is you’ll die a very slow painful death from colorectal cancer.

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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,
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Is Your Environment Making You Age? - Optimum Health Report #374

Is Your Environment Making You Age? - Optimum Health Report #374

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,
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“The basic cause of the artery blocking is actually inflammation.” - Optimum Health Report #373

“The basic cause of the artery blocking is actually inflammation.” - Optimum Health Report #373

Greetings All!

A few months ago, my wife and I were in Tel Aviv for some time off. We went to a new museum that was just opened for our favorite artist. His name is Yaacov Agam. His art is very special and while we were at the museum we got to meet him. He’s in his 90’s and still creating. We had a conversation with him and he said something very profound: “When men communicate with words they can misunderstand each other, end up in disagreements and even war. With art, there is a universal language where the communication can be pure and heart to heart – and leads to no war.”

This week my wife sent me this bit of musical art that immediately made me think of Agam and his quote. This music will make your heart sing. In fact it is created from a group of Israeli handicapped musicians. It is the Israeli entry in the annual song contest for all of Europe called Eurovision. They are amazing and make the idea that there are no barriers to our humanity as one family – no matter our race, color, ability, or handicap.  

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Find the Real Reason You Got Sick and Get Better - Optimum Health Report #372

Find the Real Reason You Got Sick and Get Better - Optimum Health Report #372

Greetings All!

Do you think you have a disease that no one can do anything about?

Read this that just came in this week:

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Give Your Body A Boost with IV Nutrition - Optimum Health Report #371

Give Your Body A Boost with IV Nutrition - Optimum Health Report #371

Greetings All!

This just came in…

“Dear Lifeworks,
I just want to once again applaud you and your staff for the caring kindness I receive each time I come to lifeworks.  From the front office staff right on up to Dr Minkoff I feel so respected and listened to.  Even the staff I don’t usually have contact with are just so polite and helpful.   Of course I interact with the IV staff the most, then front office and scheduling so an extra shout out to them.   I had a boss one time say that what you see in ancillary staff is what you see in administration.   And to that I say to you personally as the office manager, you are an example to all of them and I'm honored to know you.
I continue to sing of praises about the miracles happening at lifeworks and pray that people continue to come to be heard and healed.”
Respectfully, S.

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Is Leaky Gut the Source of Your AutoImmune DIsease? - Optimum Health Report #370

Is Leaky Gut the Source of Your AutoImmune DIsease? - Optimum Health Report #370

Dear Readers,
Greetings all!

Another nice success came in this week. Take a read...

““Dr. Minkoff was the first to diagnose me with three tick borne illnesses after the indirect (antibody) test from my primary was false negative.

I suffered 7 years and ended up with chest pain and air hunger symptoms, walked out of my job because of mental health symptoms before finding LifeWorks. Besides being the most thorough diagnosis process I've ever been through, Dr Minkoff also addressed all of the secondary infections, leaky gut syndrome and balanced out my neurotransmitters, and autoimmune inflammation. They will 'triage' your testing and treatment to do what's most necessary first if you tell them money is a factor.

I am back to work part-time, neurologically functional and was free from reactivated EBV for a full 6 months. LifeWorks Wellness center was a turning point in my health and future. Worth the cost and the waiting. Many Thanks!”

Need help? Call us!

Have a great week,
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Root Cause Documentary Featuring Dr. Minkoff

Root Cause Documentary Featuring Dr. Minkoff
Dr. Minkoff was featured prominently in this new documentary about the unexpected relationship of root canals to one's health. Watch the trailer below. 
 
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Chronic Pain Doesn't Stand A Chance - Optimum Health Report #369

Chronic Pain Doesn't Stand A Chance - Optimum Health Report #369

Dear Readers,
Greetings all!

Look what arrived today in the email! She is a patient that came all the way from Germany for treatment at Lifeworks.

“Dear Dr Minkoff,
It took 4 years to find a competent Doctor!
Everything started slowly.  My joints hurt, tingling in my hands and feet, and all my muscles hurt and extreme back pain.  Every step I made hurt.  I was always tired and tired.  Sometimes there were days where I could not see properly.  I drove from doctor to doctor, but no one could help.

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It's Time To Tell Your Allergies Who's Boss - Optimum Health Report #368

It's Time To Tell Your Allergies Who's Boss - Optimum Health Report #368

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

Do you suffer from allergies? Certain foods bother you?

Smells cause runny nose or congestion?

At LifeWorks, we offer a technique called Allergy Elimination Technique (AET) that can work wonders.

A little over 20 years ago I was suffering from an egg allergy.

Whenever I ate eggs, I would get a stomach ache and a rash on my face. I received this treatment which consisted of stimulating some acupuncture points while I was hold a vial containing egg protein. Almost magically after the treatment and a rest period of 25 hours I could eat eggs without getting any symptoms.

In the last 20 years I have been able to eat eggs without any problems- in fact many days I eat 3 or 4 of them.

The treatment really worked on me.

After that I learned how to deliver this treatment and we offer it at LifeWorks. We have treated literally thousands of patients, even very young infants successfully.

If you are suffering, come in and we can do an evaluation to see if this is right for you.

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

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Is Mold Making You Toxic? Optimum Health Report #367

Is Mold Making You Toxic? Optimum Health Report #367

Dear Readers,

We seem to be in the middle of a mold epidemic. While Florida and other locales have always been humid, we humans and molds used to get along better. Now a days, the number of people coming to LifeWorks with body toxicity from mold is almost overwhelming. Brain fog, fatigue, joint pain, rashes, autoimmune disease, secondary infection, neuropathy are common symptoms.

Why is this? It’s most likely the result of EMF exposure in the environment. Living cells, be us or molds are affected by electrical dirty energy. Cell phone towers, Wi-Fi, cell phones, smart meters, and the like pervade practically every inch of planet earth. With 5G coming it will be even worse.

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Could You Be Brewing Cancer? Optimum Health Report #366

Could You Be Brewing Cancer? Optimum Health Report #366

Greetings all!

Do you ever wonder if you could be brewing cancer? This is a common question in this day and age where cancers are so prevalent.

Some people advise a full body CAT scan to “look” but that is a lot of radiation and may not be the best test to look at early very small tumors. They may not be big enough to see.

A full physical exam is a necessary thing to do and for women a PAP smear and breast exam is a good idea annually. I don’t like mammograms as they are also radiation and not good for the breasts and often misleading as to what is going on. Breast thermography is much better and safer and gives information on potentially growing tumors years earlier than mammograms. To check for colon cancer a test called COLOGUARD seems to be very accurate and does not require a colonoscopy. This should be done annually if you are over 40 years old and your PCP can order this for you.

There are two other blood tests that can also be helpful. One is called Ivygene and can detect proteins from early growing tumors. The other is called a Cancer Metabolic Profile and also is any early detection test with blood and urine.

In my experience, early detection is best and doing this set of tests can put your mind at ease if the thought of cancer has been on your mind. Here at LifeWorks we specialize in detecting and treating cancer using integrative principles. We can help you to sort this out and give you a program for health so your chances of getting cancer are much less.

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

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Well Women Care & Specials. Are your hormones where they should be? - Optimum Health Report #365

Well Women Care & Specials. Are your hormones where they should be? -  Optimum Health Report #365

Dear All,

Sometimes less is more.

The Meridian Health Analysis (MHA) evaluates the residuals of toxins, infections, and drugs in your body. These residues accumulate in the tissues and cause disturbances in the nerve communication system which leads to various dysfunctions such as altered blood pressure, rashes, body odors or fatigue. These little particles (less) cause large (more) disturbances. After the analysis we are able to make a homeopathic remedy (less) that discharges these residues so they are no longer in the body and no longer alter the body’s natural balance (more). It’s quite remarkable. In my own case it handled my hay fever.

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Menopause, Perimenopause, Hormones and Bioidentical Hormones: Optimum Health Report #364

Menopause, Perimenopause, Hormones and Bioidentical Hormones: Optimum Health Report #364

Greetings All.

Our new nurse practitioner Karima is getting some pretty crazy good results.

Look at this success story from a recent patient.

“I came into LifeWorks Wellness Center as a new patient to handle headaches and periodic low grade fevers I had been experiencing. I was scheduled with Karima NP and I was so pleased at her ability to relate to me and come up with a treatment plan. I was sent for a dental scan and found that I had an infection from a dental implant I had a year ago. I immediately had the implant removed and started on IV infusions. I was so surprised that with this removal I didn’t experience bruising or swelling as the infusions addressed this and made for a very smooth transition. I also have had Prolozone and IV treatments for my headaches, and I noticed right away my head felt different and after a week of no headaches I was amazed since I was used to having 3-4 migraines a week. I am truly a believer of this treatment as I know it is safe and natural and no adverse effects. The staff at LifeWorks were also wonderful! I live in Colorado and I was in Clearwater for only a week to get this handled and they worked me into the schedule to be sure I had what I needed while I was there. From the front desk to the providers and infusion nurses I was welcomed daily with a professional and happy demeanor that was above and beyond what I expected. The team really cares about their patients health and well being and you could tell they loved their jobs helping others. 

I would suggest everyone looking at LifeWorks for a solution to their health to schedule an appointment and experience this safe and effective treatment.”

- Diane

As you can see, she is really good.

If you have pain and need help, she is your gal.

Call today and come in and see her.

Have a great week.

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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Fibromyalgia Seminar, Mercury Poisoning & Boosting Your Immune System: Optimum Health Report #363

Fibromyalgia Seminar, Mercury Poisoning & Boosting Your Immune System: Optimum Health Report #363

Greetings All.

Has the “collagen protein is the greatest thing since sliced bread” gotten to you?

If so think again. It won’t hurt you but it’s not what you have been told.

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Damaged DNA, Autoimmune Disease, Headaches & Prolozone: Optimum Health Report #362

Damaged DNA, Autoimmune Disease, Headaches & Prolozone: Optimum Health Report #362

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

We have a new therapy at Lifeworks that I am very excited about. It’s called NanoVi.

This device is able to add an energetic wave length to distilled water that is both energizing, detoxing and heals your damaged DNA. Pretty interesting right?

In experiments they tested people’s urine for damaged DNA and found that many people from their exposure to chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, etc. have an overabundance of damaged DNA in their urine. After treatment with the NanoVi the level came down into a normal range. This is very good preventive medicine as damaged DNA could be a precursor to cancer. Below is a video where I explain it in a little more detail but please call us if you are interested in getting some NanoVi treatments. I would get a package of 10 and do it 3 times a week. It’s only 15 minutes and does not require any IV or blood draw. I think you will like what it does. I do!

Have a great week.

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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GERD, Leaky Gut & H. Pylori: Optimum Health Report #361

GERD, Leaky Gut & H. Pylori: Optimum Health Report #361

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

Did you know that if you have a resistant H Pylori infection, a low nickel diet can improve the treatment success by 50%? We never use antibiotics for H Pylori because our outcomes are nearly perfect with nutrition supplements alone. From now on, I am going to suggest that patients do it for the 6 weeks that they are on the nutritional program. For more information on the low Nickel diet download this file.

Have a great week.

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