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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.

Lyme, GERD & EECP: Optimum Health Report #353

Lyme, GERD & EECP: Optimum Health Report #353

Greetings all!

Hope you are well and enjoying spring.

This came in this week and I wanted to share it with you. It is wonderful and very typical of what we do.

Have a great week,

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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Optimum Health Report #352

Optimum Health Report #352

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

This week a close friend was just diagnosed with stage IV cancer. She has started her treatments and made a comment to me that slightly took me aback. She said, "Getting cancer has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. It’s gotten me to slow down, look around, appreciate, and really get into communication with my family, friends, and environment like never before. Prior to the diagnosis, I was on a treadmill, moving every second, making sure everything always got done and it was such a whirlwind that I missed the pleasure of just being alive. Now I am experiencing that! And what a pleasure it is. I am actually very happy."

How interesting!

Fortunately we don't know our future. It could be decades or seconds. It’s mostly out of our hands.

But, if we knew it was days, how would we react with other people? Would we get as quickly annoyed or angry with the people around us? Would we say “I appreciate you” or “I love you” more often? Would we be more patient, helpful or kind?

Life is a miracle gift. We didn't ask for it - suddenly we were here. It will last as long as it lasts and then it will be gone. Take a minute and think about what you could still do with your life so that when it’s nearly over, and you look back, you can say with satisfaction: I lived, I helped, and I got done what I set out to do, and others were glad I was here and did what I did.

Have a great week,

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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Optimum Health Report #351

Optimum Health Report #351

 Dear Readers,

Greetings all.

We had some great answers to the quiz from the last newsletter. Here are two of the best and the winners.

1. Which are the most numerous, the living or the dead?

THE DEAD of course, but we only see those alive and the live appear to be more. -- J.K.

Living... can't be the dead -- M.S. 

2. Which is oldest, the day or the night?

God said Let there be light before it was... So I'd say night. -- J.K.

Night is longer... -- M.S. 

3. How can a man become a God?

He can not, but Sacrifice may get them remembered. Or one can be a phone god by inventing iPhone  -- J.K.

Die -- M.S. 

4. How long is it good for a man to live?

Longer than women!? -- J.K.

As long as he lives. -- M.S. 

5. Bonus question: Who asked these questions and to whom? 

Who-Alexander. To whom-gymnosophists -- J.K  

General in the Art of War....his soldiers. -- M.S. 

Here below are the official answers! This is taken from the book Twelve Against The Gods by William Bolitho. A very interesting book on the greatest adventurers in human history. Here according to the author are the answers...

1. Which are the most numerous, the living or the dead?

The living for the dead no longer exist.

2. Which is oldest, the day or the night?

The day, by one day.

3. How can a man become a God?

By doing what is impossible for a man to do.

4. How long is it good for a man to live?

As long as he does not prefer death to life.

5. Bonus question: Who asked these questions and to whom? 

The king accepted all the answers and killed none of them.

It was Alexander the Great questioning Jaine Sages in India after his conquest and shortly before he returned to Babylon and died at the age of 34.

Have a great week,

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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Optimum Health Report #350

Optimum Health Report #350

Greetings all!

I am an avid reader and audio book lover.

I just ran across a fun set of questions while listening to a story about a famous general and wanted to pose the questions to you. I found them very interesting and provocative for my own thinking. When he asked them, the consequence of a poor answer was to lose your head. For the best answers any 3 of you send in, I'll send you back a container of Perfect Amino XP. Have fun!

1. Which are the most numerous, the living or the dead?
2. Which is oldest, the day or the night?
3. How can a man become a God?
4. How long is it good for a man to live?

Bonus question:
5. Who asked these questions and to whom? 

Have a great week,
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Optimum Health Report #349

Optimum Health Report #349

Greetings all!

Do you want to kill yourself and die of cancer? Then just eat a lot of processed foods.

According to a recent article in the British Medical JournalBritish Medical Journal (1) almost 60% of the calories the average American consumes come from ultra-processed foods. These aren’t real foods. “They are food products”. They are created to be convenient, ready to eat, highly palatable, ready to drink and to replace cooking.

Go to any major grocery store and watch what people buy in the checkout line. The main food examples are:

  • Confectionary
  • Soft drinks
  • Sweetened juices
  • Dairy drinks
  • Powders for juices
  • Sausages
  • Chicken and fish nuggets or sticks
  • Pre-prepared frozen dishes
  • Dried products such as cake mix, powdered soup
  • Instant noodles
  • Ready seasonings
  • Morning cereals and cereal bars
  • Energy drinks
  • An endless amount of new products including packaged snacks

These junk foods add 90% of the added sugars to the diet. In another article (2) in the same issue, the authors found that a 10% increase in ultra-processed foods led to a 12% increase in the risk of cancer.

The first intervention that I make on every new patient is to put them on an organic whole food Paleo diet. Within 6 weeks, nearly every person feels the difference and finds their cravings have gone away, their energy is better, their bowel movements are daily and they sleep better.

Try it and avoid suicide. Health is an inside job and only you can pull it off. Not all the medicine in the world or medical care system can save you from yourself.

Good luck!

Have a great week,

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

 

  1. http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/6/3/e009892.full.pdf?_ke=ZHJtaW5rb2ZmQGJvZHloZWFsdGguY29thttp://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/6/3/e009892.full.pdf?_ke=ZHJtaW5rb2ZmQGJvZHloZWFsdGguY29t
  2. https://www.bmj.com/content/360/bmj.k322
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Optimum Health Report #348

Optimum Health Report #348

Greetings all!

This week I saw a patient at her recheck and just have to share her story with you.
She is 63 years old and has had severe Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus for 25 years. She has been under the care of a Rheumatologist MD and taking the usual immune suppressive and anti-inflammatory drugs. The ones that you see on TV that have disclaimers which include they can kill you, give you cancer, and worse.

She began treatment here 5 months ago because her arthritis had gotten worse and her doctor was going to have to increase her to another toxic level of drugs. She came in and did our diet, supplements and IV program. Her symptoms have almost completely gone away. She is out of pain, has restored her hand motion, and feels more energetic than ever. I repeated both her Rheumatoid Factor and ANA blood tests and they are now NEGATIVE! Her sed rate is 2. She is happy as can be. She has restored her health to a new highest level in 25 years. She is rightfully optimistic about the future.

She asked me, "Do I need to go back and see my Rheumatologist?"

I told her, "yes, just one more time. I want him to see how well you are doing, and that the testing that showed you had an autoimmune disease is not there anymore. And... that if he wants help with any of his patients, so they can get well and off their drugs, to send them over here!"

Have a great week,

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

 

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Optimum Health Report #347

Optimum Health Report #347

Greetings all!

I saw a patient this week on a recheck visit and after seeing her I just have to have you see her video success story. In fact, I am tempted to rename our clinic Lifeworks MIRACLE Center.

She says it all. It’s only a minute or two but if you had any doubt of where to go if you have a chronic medical problem, including cancer, Lyme, mold, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, dementia, or any auto immune disease, then call us. We can help and you can be the next MIRACLE.

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10th Annual “Answers for Cancer Summit”

10th Annual “Answers for Cancer Summit”

A Conference That Goes Where No Conference Has Gone Before

 

Friday May 18 & Saturday May 19 9:00am - 6:00 pm
at the Rosen Centre, Orlando, FL, USA

 

Confused by all the information and dis-information out there about Medical Cannabis and the Ketogenic Diet and how to use them to treat cancer and chronic disease?

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Optimum Health Report #346

Optimum Health Report #346

Greetings all!

We just got a wonderful success story that I wanted to share with you.

You can read it below. We do get results and we can help almost anyone recover their health.

Give us a try.

Have a great week.

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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Optimum Health Report #345

Optimum Health Report #345

Greetings all!

Virtually all of our Lyme patients get better. I can say that categorically. They come from all over: East coast, West Coast, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, Hawaii.

We recently had a patient, who is an ex pro athlete, with overwhelming fatigue and brain fog.  This patient was sick for years but after 6 weeks of treatment he was feeling "normal” again.

If you have Lyme, come in and do our program. For most in 2-4 months, you'll regain your health.

We are really good at this. Call for an appointment today!

Have a great week.

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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Optimum Health Report #344

Optimum Health Report #344

Greetings all!

Want to have some fun, get a workout and be a kid again?

Try the Boomerangball.

My Aussie friend Rob brought this over a few weeks ago and I have been having so much fun with it that I thought many of you would enjoy it too. You can't go wrong and after some practice, I am getting pretty good at it.

Try it!

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

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Optimum Health Report #343

Optimum Health Report #343

Did you know that there are more than 9 billion tons of plastics in our environment?

Plastic is probably everywhere in your life – but according to new research conducted in the very deepest parts of the ocean, that’s true even for the most remote tiny seafloor critters living almost 7 miles below the surface as well.

The tests, which were done on small shellfish found in deep-sea trenches across the Pacific Ocean, haven’t been published in a scientific journal yet and were conducted under the auspices of Sky Ocean Rescue, an anti-plastic pollution campaign run by a European media company.  But this sort of finding has been expected for quite a while.

“These observations are the deepest possible record of microplastic occurrence and ingestion, indicating it is highly likely there are no marine ecosystems left that are not impacted by anthropogenic debris,” lead Researcher Alan JamiesonAlan Jamieson, a senior lecturer in marine ecology at Newcastle University, in the United Kingdom, said in a press releasesaid in a press release.

This is no surprise to me as on all new patients we check their bodies for plastic residues as well as hundreds of other environmental chemicals.  These foreign materials get into our organ tissues causing hormone disruption, and into our brains causing all manner of problems with mood, sleep, perception and thinking.

Reducing plastic exposure is very important and getting it out of your body is mandatory.  Stop using cellophane to wrap food, use non plastic containers for food and stop drinking water from plastic bottles.  Make sure your detox systems are functional by cleaning up your gut, liver and kidneys.  Do regular sauna to sweat out the residues.

Here at LifeWorks we are experts in detoxification and can help you get your body in much better shape by getting out plastic and other chemical residues.  Our HOCATT ozone sauna is a very good way to do this.  It makes your skin baby soft and detoxes the chemicals deep in your body to bring you energy and health.

Call us to find out more.  A healthy body is a clean one.  It’s never too late to get yours optimized.

Have a great week.

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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Optimum Health Report #342

Optimum Health Report #342

At LifeWorks we strive to do only one thing: To help our patients achieve their optimum health. 

Every person who works in our clinic is focused on that one outcome. Some who come to us are very ill, with life threatening conditions like cancer, Lyme, autoimmune disease or Alzheimer's. Others are struggling with diabetes, high blood pressure, fatigue or low hormones and want a better quality of life. No matter what, each person that we see is given an individual program to meet their needs and help their condition. We do not have a cookie cutter that we stamp our patients with. With this approach we get the best results of any clinic anywhere. 

This year I am proud to say that we had our highest ever in number of people helped and that gives me the highest satisfaction and pleasure to let you know that. And it boosts my enthusiasm to do even better next year.

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Optimum Health Report #341

Optimum Health Report #341

I used to love bread. According to the bible and dozens of other cultures it’s the staff of life. Pure golden wheat bread - smell the aroma of freshly toasted bread!

But alas, no more. I can't eat it. Makes me bloat and after a couple of days my joints hurt. This has been true for years.

Why?

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Optimum Health Report #340

Getting well will never happen with a toxic mouth. I preach this every day and have successes with very sick patients every day by making sure their mouth is healthy. In my experience, the most toxic thing in the mouth is a root canal tooth.

Almost all of them will show abscesses on CT scan. These are pockets of pus two inches from the brain and on a major nerve channel that goes right into the brain with no relay point.

Earlier this year there was a film crew from Australia that come to interview me for a movie on this subject. The movie maker was almost killed from the side effects of having a root canal done. This is the trailer for the upcoming movie. It is dramatic and very to the point. Please watch it. It will make you rethink dentistry.

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Optimum Health Report #339

One of the great physicians of the last 75 years was Dr. Abram Hoffer. He pioneered the use of vitamins and minerals as therapy. He stated that there was always a natural substance that could do better than any drug for some body condition. He wrote prolifically and published many articles on using natural substances. He called this Orthomolecular medicine. He recently died after over 90 years of a full life.

Here are my favorite Hoffer quotes:

"Drugs make a well person sick. Why would they make a sick person well?"

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Optimum Health Report #338

Dear Readers,

Want to watch something very fun?

Watch this!

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Optimum Health Report #337

drmGreetings all!

Your body is exposed to aluminum every day.

Is this a problem?

Yes.

Long-term exposure to aluminum can increase your risk of Alzheimer's disease by 60%.

Absorbing any amount of aluminum is harmful.

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Optimum Health Report #336

Dr MGreetings all!

Consider my definition of truth in science and medicine: That which is true because it produces results as a therapy for the patient in improving his health, his beingness and his ability to do things. Take a look at what the current editor of the Lancet Medical Journal states about the current state of science:

“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.” – Dr. Richard Horton, the current editor-in-chief of the Lancet – considered to be one of the most well respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world. (source)

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Optimum Health Report #335

Dr MGreetings all!

We just got a massive success story that I wanted to share with you.
You can read it below. Just so you know, we actually do get results and we can help almost anyone recover their health.

Give us a try.

Have a great week.

Dr. David I Minkoff, M.D.

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