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Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

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

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

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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Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

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

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

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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Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

The Bioidentical Hormone Package

The Bioidentical Hormone Package

Now $949

Was $1200

LIMITED TIME OFFER!!

Promotion is available until December 21, 2018

The Bioidentical Hormone Package includes:

  • Exam
    A comprehensive 30 minute exam with our Nurse Practitioner Karima.
  • "Gargantuan" Blood Panel
    (Retail price $2903)
    A very comprehensive blood test that you won’t get from other medical offices.  You won't believe what all we test for!
  • Hormone Test
    It is very important to have up to date hormone levels before starting hormone medication.  If you have never been on hormones then you will need to complete a “Saliva Hormone Test” before we can order the bioidentical hormones.  If you are currently taking hormones then you will need to have a “Blood Hormone Test” completed before we order the bioidentical hormones.
  • One Month of Bioidentical Hormones
    Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is also called natural hormone replacement therapy.  It is the supplemental use of Bioidentical hormones (estrogen, progesterone, DHEA and/or testosterone) to replace and balance your own hormones.  You will receive a 30 day supply of hormones once we have received your test results.
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Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

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

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

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.

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth & Hormones: Optimum Health Report #360

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth & Hormones: Optimum Health Report #360

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

This week the NY Times reported that (from Stat Morning Rounds Online)

Prominent cancer researcher quits after report on financial disclosures

The chief medical officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has resigned on the heels of a New York Times and ProPublica investigation that found he failed to disclose millions of dollars in payments from drug and health care companies on studies he authored in leading journals. ProPublica and the New York Times found that Dr. José Baselga didn’t report any financial ties — including links to Roche and several small biotechs — in dozens of papers he authored since 2013.

How does this make you feel about your trust of these institutions? Or what they advise for care? Sloan Kettering is at the pinnacle of the cancer industry in the world.

There are truths in medicine and most of them have to do with good nutrition, avoiding toxins and drugs, getting sleep, sunshine and exercise, and if you are ill seeing a practitioner who can help your body heal by nontoxic means. Yes, occasionally pharmaceuticals are needed, on a temporary basis for emergencies, but that is rare rare rare.

I urge you to be vigilant about your personal care and that of your family and be very careful that you get medical advice from practitioners of holistic medicine.

Have a great week.

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Cancer Prevention, Osteoarthritis & Thyroid Disease: Optimum Health Report #359

Cancer Prevention, Osteoarthritis & Thyroid Disease: Optimum Health Report #359

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

In the US alone over 4,600 people are diagnosed with cancer every day. Think about that. That’s 3 people every minute! And it amounts to over 1.6 million people per year. Worldwide the latest number is approximately 14.1 million people every year are diagnosed and 8.2 million deaths.

Can cancer be prevented?  We think so. But we know that annual mammograms or PSAs don’t do it. By then it’s too late. Workups for cancer are very targeted – you have to find the low grade infections and sources of inflammation and nutritional deficiencies that lurk in the body. Also the environmental toxin load including heavy metals. They are the sources of cancer. The routine CBC and CMP won’t do it. Nor will the superficial physical exam that your doctor does.

Get proactive. The first step is an exam with us and then the detailed testing designed to find out exactly where you have to change your habits, supplements, and daily patterns. Then you have a better chance to avoid the big “C.”

Are you content to just sit around and wait to see what happens? Do you think that avoiding thinking about it will make it better? Not a chance. Time to wake up.

We can help.

Have a great week.

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Gallbladder, Bulletproof Diet, Obesity & Ozone: Optimum Health Report #358

Gallbladder, Bulletproof Diet, Obesity & Ozone: Optimum Health Report #358

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

Your state of living is determined by your state of mind. Your state of mind is determined by you. I realized this today as my wife and I are over in Annecy, France. I am 3 weeks out from participating in Ironman Wisconsin. It will be #43 for me. All the men in my family had heart attacks by the time they were 55. Today, partly in an act of defiance and another as an act of pure insouciance I rode up the Col (a mountain pass) Semnoz just outside of Annecy in the French Alps. It was 4500 feet of climbing in 10 miles. Much of it was 8-9% grade and in some places 10%. I climbed for a little over 2 hours. At age 70 you’re not supposed to be able to do this. But why buy into that state of mind?

Even the Bible states it similarly: As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is. Are your dreams big and bold? Can you muster the state of mind that can take you there? It’s never too early and it’s never too late to defy the mindset of “be like everyone else and do what everyone else does.” There is greatness and genius in every person. I believe we were each created so. To do anything less is an abomination.

So get busy and live, because believe it or not, your life depends on it. Your state of living is determined by your state of mind.

I dare you!

Have a great week,

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Food Allergies, Multiple Sclerosis & Diet: Optimum Health Report #357

Food Allergies, Multiple Sclerosis & Diet: Optimum Health Report #357

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

This just came in…..

“Dear Dr.Minkoff,
Thank you for your program and helping me, achieve the goals I had when I came to Center. I don’t have food allergies any more. My fatigue, and inflammation, inability to sleep, and constant pain due to immune system triggers are gone. I am not falling dead sleep after each time I eat, because I eliminated food allergies. Now I know what food to eat so my body does well. I don't have cravings for potatoes and sweets. That in itself is a miracle. I sleep well, work all day long and can think clearly. Thank you so much! 
I can now achieve my goals and have no limits! 
I brought my husband and my son to LWWC, and now they are also well on the road to a more healthy life. 
Thank you for everything!!!”

Would you want these kind of results for yourself or a loved one?

That’s what we specialize in and it can happen for you.

Call us to make an appointment and get your health optimized.

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

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Pesticides, Lyme, Hyperthyroidism & Mold: Optimum Health Report #356

Pesticides, Lyme, Hyperthyroidism & Mold: Optimum Health Report #356

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

Did you know that the pesticide glyphosate (Roundup) can be incorporated into the muscle fibers of the intestine, heart and skeletal muscle causing weakness of muscle contraction? That people can become constipated or have weakening heart function? That glyphosate tears holes in the gut membrane causing you to have leaky gut?

That in the last 5 years of measuring glyphosate levels in the urine of most patients I have never seen one that had none?

That 3/4 of the rainwater samples in the US have detectable glyphosate?

And most importantly that if you only eat certified organic produce and meats you can reduce your chances of being part of this scourge?

EAT ORGANIC.

Have a great week,

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Lyme, Alzheimer's, Chronic Pain & Menopause: Optimum Health Report #355

Lyme, Alzheimer's, Chronic Pain & Menopause: Optimum Health Report #355

Greetings all!

Here was a nice review sent in by a patient who is an out of state medical practitioner who has been suffering for a long time. She came to us last year and spent a couple of months getting her Lyme and mold illness treated successfully. She traveled a thousand miles down here because she could not get results from doctors in her area. She was unable to eat, had lost weight to the point of frailness and had exhausting fatigue. Her brain fog prevented her from being able to take care of her family or her patients. She writes...

"Hi Lifeworks! This is Dr. B. Just wanted to let you all know that I have gained all my pre-Lyme weight back and have returned to work. I am now helping others diagnosed with Lyme and have sent several patients your way. I want to thank you all for helping me on my journey. I consider myself 98% healed and feel great. Thanks a million to Dr Minkoff and all of your wonderful staff."

If you want results like this for yourself or people you know, have them call us. We have outstanding results with any chronic medical problem.

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

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Lyme Disease, Circulation & Sunshine: Optimum Health Report #354

Lyme Disease, Circulation & Sunshine: Optimum Health Report #354

Greetings all!

This video says it all. If you suffer from Lyme, Cancer, Mold, Chronic Fatigue or Autoimmune Illness we are the best in the world.

It's not me saying so, look at what Amanda says...

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Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

East Asian Tick Makes it to the US

East Asian Tick Makes it to the US

People in the United States are already aware of the dangers of getting bitten by a tick that carries Lyme disease. Recently a new tick danger arrived on the scene. A native of Eastern Asia, the bush tick or longhorn tick has recently been found on livestock in New Jersey. Although attempts were made to eradicate the tick last fall, it appears to have survived the winter in New Jersey and is a threat to livestock and humans alike.

Jennifer Baer, A.R.N.P.

The Real Reason for Mass Shootings... Psych Meds

The Real Reason for Mass Shootings... Psych Meds

We all see the increase in mass shootings occurring. Yes, the state of humanity is on the decline. Those of us who are good human beings need to be continually and actively working on ourselves and our state of being to overcome the downward trend that is occurring. Granted, it takes a lot to thrive in this world today! Personally, I make time to access deeper parts of myself and bring these places forth so I can live a life that I want to live, not being dictated or demanded by others.

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

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

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

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

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

Jennifer Baer, A.R.N.P.

More on Monsanto!

More on Monsanto!

For those of you who have not heard of Monsanto, it is the newest dirty word in some circles we travel in.

Monsanto’s website states, “Monsanto is an agricultural company, helping farmers large and small grow food more sustainably.”

However, there is a different belief about Monsanto out there. They are accused of being a power hungry, money thirsty company and are only interested in money. One more corporation not only bringing down American small businesses, but they are bringing down American’s health as well.

Monsanto is known for the worst 3 letter word known to man! GMO, otherwise known as Genetically Modified Organisms.

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