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Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Amino Acid Absorption & Your Health

In this radio interview on RadioMD, Dr. Minkoff discusses the importance of amino acid absorption with regards to your health.

 
Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

New Book Exposes the 5 Myths in Modern Medicine

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In the book Demand Better! Revive our Broken Healthcare System two doctors take on the health care system and list five healthcare myths preventing effective healthcare delivery. 

All of us should read it with the safety of our friends, families and ourselves firmly in mind. 

Most of us are confident that the quality of our healthcare is the finest, the most technologically sophisticated and the most scientifically advanced in the world. And for good reason—thousands of clinical research studies are published every year that indicate such findings. Hospitals advertise the latest, most dazzling techniques to peer into the human body and perform amazing lifesaving surgeries with the aid of high-tech devices. There is no question that modern medical practices are remarkable, often effective and occasionally miraculous. ple with information they need to make responsible decisions about their own health care.

But there is a wrinkle in our confidence. We believe that the vast majority of what physicians do is backed by solid science. Their diagnostic and treatment decisions must reflect the latest and best research. Their clinical judgment must certainly be well beyond any reasonable doubt. To seriously question these assumptions would seem jaundiced and cynical. 

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Optimum Health Report #300 - Misdiagnosed with Parkinson's, IV Therapy Benefits & Problems with Weight Loss

 

In this Edition

  • Misdiagnosed with Parkinson
  • Dr.Springer on the Causes of Inability to Lose Weight
  • Why IV Therapy is Essential for Good Health

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Greetings! This wonderful testimonial on the next page was posted on the LifeWorks Facebook page. It illustrates that people with serious chronic illness can recover. They just have to know what to do. We know what to do. We help people get well… Naturally.

Have a great week and enjoy this amazing testimonial!

Dr. David I Minkoff M.D.

 

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Optimal Health Report #299 - Fat Myths, Book Review & the Cause of Thyroid Disease

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In this Edition

  • Book - The Big Fat Surprise
  • The Myths That Keep Getting Perpetuated
  • Author Interview - The Big Fat Surprise, by Nina Teicholz
  • Dr. Springer Discusses the Causes of Thyroid Disease
  • Patient Success Story Going Paleo

Book - The Big Fat Surprise

Greetings!  This issue will more deeply acquaint you with the excellent book, The Big Fat Surprise. First is my take on it which follows here and then an interview with the author that gives you much of the info in the book.

When I was in med school one of the professors told us that 50% of what we were being taught was wrong. But the big problem was, they didn’t know which 50%. Now I see that the reason for much of this is that a lot data was contrived, not discovered by scientific study. So we learned it all, unquestioningly, and passed our exams and hoped for the best. Realistically it didn’t matter if you saw that something didn’t work, they said, because the standard of medical care is set by your State Medical Board and has nothing to do with outcomes. After all, hundreds of thousands of people die every year from medical treatments and life goes on as if nothing bad had ever happened. This occurs because the standard of care does not track outcomes. It follows opinions only of “experts.” They are the determiners of truth. And often the experts have opinions that are not backed up by scientific facts.

After reading The Big Fat Surprise what I realized is that what becomes health care practice and policy is not determined by scientific truth by experiment. It is determined by politics, economics and self-aggrandizement. We have been sold. Not because it works, but because there is a profit in it. And so from that, Madison Avenue is employed to brainwash the public, and special interest groups are formed to give scientific validity, and attack groups are formed to take out any protesters. And if you are researcher with a differing opinion you will not get grant money and your voice and your work will be silenced and suppressed.

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Optimum Health Report #298, Cancer, Hocatt, Causes of Diabetes & Major Autohemotherapy

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In this Edition

  • Why do people get cancer?
  • Conditions Treated with Hocatt Steam Sauna
  • Dr. Springer Discusses the Causes of Diabetes
  • Major Autohemotherapy

Why do people get cancer?

Cancer cells have an altered metabolism. Otto Warburg identified the altered metabolism of cancer cells back in 1931 and received a Nobel Prize for his work. With this understanding we can improve the outcome in cancer patients even better and prevention is possible. Warburg pointed out that cancer cells can’t produce energy in the normal way and this results in having their cell membranes having low voltage. A healthy cell has a resting membrane voltage of about 70 millivolts. A cancer cell has a resting membrane potential of only around 30 millivolts. Because of the low voltage the cell can’t pull in potassium and push out sodium and this leads to an acid build up in cells. When this occurs, oxygen does not enter the cell in enough quantity and so the cell does not use oxygen to create energy.

When cancer cells lack oxygen they switch to fermentative metabolism. This means low energy (ATP) levels inside of cells...


When this occurs, the cell won’t self-destruct when it is sick. It stays alive and produces more of its kind of cell and spreads throughout the body. This is metastatic cancer.

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Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Optimum Health Report #297 - The Cause of Cancer & Heart Disease plus Patient Success Stories!

In this Edition

  • The Cause of Cancer
  • Alternative Cancer Prevention and Treatment
  • Dr. George Springer Discusses the Cause of Heart Disease
  • Prolozone & IV Success Story
  • Patient Success Stories

The Cause of Cancer 

It was Nobel Prize winner, Otto Warburg, who first identified that cancer cells have an altered metabolism. In 1931, this was a breakthrough and has led to a greater understanding of how cancer may be prevented and how the outcome in cancer patients can be improved. What Warburg discovered is that a long-term lack of oxygen allows for normal healthy cells to turn into cancer cells. How does this occur? Healthy cells function by the respiration of oxygen but when cells are deprived of oxygen they survive on the fermentation of sugar. This means low energy (ATP) levels inside of cells.

A healthy cell has a resting membrane voltage of about 70 millivolts. A cancer cell has a resting membrane potential of only around 30 millivolts. A healthy cell is continuously pulling in potassium and pushing out sodium in order to function properly but when the energy of the cell is diminished it can no longer do this which leads to a build-up of acid in the cell. This excess of acid means that oxygen cannot enter the cell, the cell has to look elsewhere for a source of energy, which it finds in the fermentation of sugar. The metabolism of cancer cells is approximately eight times greater than the metabolism of normal cells, hence the crave sugar so much in their quest to survive.

So, with this in mind, it becomes clear that boosting oxygen supply is essential in order to prevent cancer occurring, or as part of its treatment. Cancer cells are traditionally unpredictable, often appearing to have vanished after treatment, only to resurface later on. One reason for this is that conventional cancer treatments usually fail to address either the underlying cause of cancer or the conditions that cancer cells thrive in – e.g., lack of oxygen.

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Optimal Health Report #296 - The Power of IV Therapies, Sleep & More Patient Success Stories

In this Edition

  • Unlocking the Physical Degeneration and Aging Cycle with IV Nutrition
  • The Power of Nutritional IV's
  • Do You Dread Going to Bed?
  • Getting Healthy Again
  • IV Patient Success Story
  • Dr. Springer Discusses the Common Cough

Unlocking the Physical Degeneration and Aging Cycle with IV Nutrition

b2ap3_thumbnail_IV-Nutrition.jpgMore often than not, the degeneration of health begins with poor nutrition. A nutrient is defined as a substance that the body can use for manufacturing energy or building its structure. When needed nutrition is insufficient in the diet, the working machinery of the body structure and metabolism break down.

Since the tissues in the digestive tract turn over the quickest, they often breakdown first if the nutritional building blocks are lacking. The first affected tissues are the internal lining cells of the small intestine that are required to first digest and then actively pick up and transfer the nutrients that arrive there to the blood stream. When nutrition is good, there will be new lining cells every 3 days. If the body doesn’t have the nutrients to make these new cells and the very complex structures on their border, the “old damaged ones” hang around, and they don’t function as well. They might only absorb half of what is present (They’re old! They move slow!). Also, since they have wear and tear damage, they will allow molecules into the body that should not enter. Bacteria, yeast, and partially digested food can come in between cells because the junctions break down. This is what is known as “leaky gut.” Additionally, with lower nutrient levels now being absorbed the enzyme levels in the stomach, small intestine and pancreas will fall. This leads to incomplete digestion and more nutrient deficiency.

And so based on this scenario we age and get sick.

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Optimal Health Report #295 - The Big Fat Surprise, Kaqun Water & GERD

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In this Edition

  • Read "The Big Fat Surprise" by Nina Teicholz
  • Dr. George Springer Discusses GERD
  • Kaqun Water
  • Kaqun Water Success Story
Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Optimal Health Report #294 - Non-stop Patient Successes, Fertility, Authoimmune Disease and UVBI

In this Edition

  • Non-Stop Patient Successes
  • Are You as Fertile as Your Father?
  • Dr. George Springer Discusses Autoimmune Diseases
  • Biophoton Therapy AKA UVB or UVBI
  • Sucess Story - Finally Running without Pain!

Non-Stop Patient Successes* 

Greetings! I have the best job in the world. Seriously. Nothing is as much fun as helping people feel better. Day after day people come in for rechecks and tell me "my energy is way up," "my joints don't hurt anymore," "my hot flashes are gone and I can now sleep!" "I've lost 10 pounds since my last visit!" "My cancer is dying and I'm not!" "I've never felt so good." "My prostate was making me get up every hour all night and now I can sleep through. Do you know what a relief that is?" "I never thought anyone could help me with Lyme and you have. I am so grateful. You have the best team in the world.". We love hearing all the patient testimonials!

If you have an unsolved health problem there is a high probability that we can help. Call us now for a consultation. 727-466-6789.

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Optimal Health Report #293 - Lyme Disease, I-Therm Treatment, Ozone Therapies for Chronic Infections & Success with Gastrointestinal Issues

In this Edition

  • Real Help for Patients with Lyme Disease
  • What Is I-Therm Treatment?
  • How Does I-Therm Treatment Work?
  • New Solutions to Chronic Infections and Viruses
  • Dr. Springer Talks About Success With Gastrointestinal Issues

Real Help for Patients with Lyme Disease

People who come to Lifeworks with Lyme disease get better. We are experts in treating this disease. This is so much so, that I was asked to speak to the American Academy of Ozone Therapy annual meeting last month and present our results. For most patients, doing a program which does not include conventional antibiotics, (which in my experience as an Infectious Disease specialist, do not usually result in long term beneficial results), get restored vitality within about two months. If you are suffering, or know someone who is, give us a try. At Lifeworks, we help people get better. Naturally.

Patient Testimonial - Lyme Disease and Ozone Therapy*

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Optimal Health Report #292 - UVBI, Ozone Cancer Treatment, Thyroid Successes & Lyme Successes

In this Edition

  • Doctor experience with his own UVBI Treatment
  • Ozone Supportive Therapy In Cancer
  • Ozone Therapy and Cancer
  • Dr. Springer Talks About Success with Thyroid Issues
  • Lyme Disease Treatment Success Story

Doctor Reports on his own UVBI Treatment

I’ve just finished my 4th UVBI treatment. What I have noticed over the last two weeks since starting is a feeling of body well-being, energetic and relaxed at the same time. Nice! We do these in a series of 2 a week for 5 weeks. It includes ozone but with the added dimension of using UV light to activate the immune system. It’s good for any chronic condition and for anyone who just wants “better.” I'll write more about this in the next issue. Have a great week.

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Optimal Health Report #291 - Lyme Disease Status, Fatigue Treatment Success and the Status of US Healthcare

In this Edition

  • There's a Hidden Lyme Disease Epidemic
  • Ozone Treatment Success Story
  • Dr. Springer Talks About Success With a Fatigued Patient
  • Is US Healthcare System Really The Best In The World?

There's a Hidden Lyme Disease Epidemic

Lyme disease appears epidemic. We see several new patients each week who come in with vague symptoms, aches, fatigue, brain fog, or most commonly with a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Per our findings they actually have been misdiagnosed and have Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a bacterial and/or parasitic infection spread by the bite of a tick or more commonly, a mosquito. We have been having excellent successin patients who have failed the traditional antibiotic therapy.

Here is an Ozone Treatment Success*

 

If you want better health, whether it’s anti-aging,cancerLyme diseasechronic fatigue or autoimmune disease, call us. We do fix your health, naturally. 

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Two Rules of Healing You Should be Aware Of & Importance of Zinc

Rule #1 - Most physicians don’t know anything about nutrition or nutritional biochemistry and have no interest in learning about it because they think it doesn’t really make any difference in getting the body better.

Rule #2 - If a physician doesn’t know about something, he is likely to be down on it. This means that he won’t think of nutrition as a therapy. His training is in pharmaceuticals and those are his tools.

Usually this results in no search for the cause and cure of your symptoms but merely a reflex grab of the prescription pad with the latest drug that he embosses on the paper. This nearly always results in more depletion of the nutrients that caused the problem in the first place and an evolution of new problems from that and more new problems from the side effects of the drug. This is the cause of the epidemic of chronic illness that fills our practice every day.

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Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

LifeWorks Offers Revolutionary Kaqun Products

Kaqun is a name that will soon be on everyone’s lips, and you heard it here first! The revolutionary water and gel both harness the healing energy of oxygen and patients who have tried them are reporting great results.

Kaqun water is endorsed by the clinic’s co-founder and Medical Director, Dr. David Minkoff, who recommends Kaqun because,

“It gives the cells of the body
healing oxygen that helps it
overcome fatigue, pain and infections.”

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