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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.
Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Optimum Health Report #310

In This Edition:

Statins and Your Health

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Did you know that one out of four people over 45 are taking statins? This may be as many as 20 million people. This is despite the fact that there is almost a complete lack of benefit. It’s the emperor has no clothes but no one will report it and family practice doctors and cardiologist have blinders on so they can’t see.

It has been reported elsewhere on the various known harms here, here, here, here, at least.

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Optimum Health Report #309

In This Edition:

Strawberries & Pesticides

Dr MI myself found in experimenting recently, eating 2 cups a day of frozen non-organic strawberries for 30 days and my pesticide levels went 10 x above normal. That is the last I’ll ever eat of those foods.

Healthy bodies require healthy food. Food by definition is used by the body for fuel or structure. If it contains poison pesticide residues, or GMO material, or added preservative, artificial flavors and colors, then it’s not food. So say no to it and eat something healthy. For further reading, see our Nurse Practitioner, Jennifer’s article in this issue.

There is no health without a good diet. It’s impossible.

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Optimum Health Report #308

In This Edition:

Lyme Disease Treatment Testimonial

Greetings all!
Something very nice to share this week...

“After over 8 years, I am finally feeling Terrific!! Both, the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic said there was nothing wrong. I knew there was….

Finally being diagnosed with Lyme and treated with ozone IV therapy has been a true Blessing!!

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Optimum Health Report #307

In This Edition:

Electric Shock Therapy

Did you know that the very barbaric Electric Shock Therapy is still very much in use and even legal?

Why, even the hospital down the street from us prescribes it openly, and creates grand mal seizures in its victims and rakes in the dough for doing so….
Find me a psychiatrist that would allow it to be done to himself or his loved ones and I’ll buy you lunch.

Most of the people who are its victims have real illnesses which don’t require burning up their nerves with high voltage current. But only if someone is interested in them enough to look.

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Optimum Health Report #306

In This Edition:

Take Your Daily Greens!

Are you taking your daily greens? You should be!

See the video below to know why. This new BodyHealth product is available at LifeWorks so ask about it next time you are in.

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Optimum Health Report #305

In This Edition:

Lifeworks Success Story

We got this success story this week. It’s a miracle! But we are used to that!

“When I started treatment March 1, 2016 at Lifeworks I was literally at death’s door. I had been suffering for 18 years with IBS among many other symptoms. All doctors I had been to previously said I was fine but here is a pill, a drug that made symptoms worse. In January 2015 I had no energy left to hold a job and had to resign. By September 2015 I was losing cognitive ability and I had withdrawn from society. Unable to hold a conversation, the anxiety and tremors too much to bear, my neurologist said I was fine and to see a psychiatrist. By January 2016 I weighed 100 lbs and was unable to eat anything without terrible reactions; I had turned autoimmune. In February 2016, I learned about Lifeworks Wellness Center. Unable to walk, talk, think, sleep, eat, I scheduled a visit with Dr Minkoff. At my first appointment I saw success stories lining the hallway walls and hoped that would be me someday writing one. 4 months later, I am thrilled to share with you my success story!!!

Thank you Dr. Minkoff. It was your treatment plan that helped my body get what it needed to survive at a time when I had nothing left to give. I am 44 years old and this was the most difficult time of my life. Nothing about this was easy. It took dedication, persistence, and all the mental and physical strength I could find. I needed to find it within me to give trust to one last doctor after so many had failed me. After a month of treatment I started to see a few symptoms lifting; like my hair was no longer falling out. That was very encouraging. It was scary at first but in that month I learned the routine and got to know the Lifeworks staff. I started to feel a sense of comfort and support and looked forward to my appointments even though the detoxing was difficult I knew it had to be done to get well. Every couple weeks I reached more milestones of healing. There were times of setbacks but I focused on the improvements and learned what caused setbacks and adjusted. I just finished my 4th month of treatment and I start my new job on Monday. I have much healing still to do from the damage caused by pathogens but I have improved significantly. I look forward to building a new career. I would highly recommend Lifeworks Wellness Center.

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Optimum Health Report #304

In this Edition:

  • LDL Cholesterol 
  • Alzheimer's and Dementia Summit
  • Dr. Springer on Weight Gain
  • Cardiovascular Disease

LDL cholesterol is not bad, it’s good.

This is the result of a 68,000 patient study published in the British Medical Journal. All you had been told about keep your LDL below 100 is junk non-science and lies to put you a on statin drugs which damage your health.

LDL-Cholesterol, often called “bad” cholesterol has been the heart disease boogey man for three quarters of a century. It is the basis for the multi-billion dollar statin industry. A new study in the prestigious British Medical Journal not only calls this into question but completely turns the tables, asserting that high LDL cholesterol is protective, and that the lipid hypothesis is bunk. For the details, click on the link below.

I have been routinely taking people off of statins at their first visit as I knew they were dangerous and did not help people. This study finally proves this out. You don’t need your statin and in fact it is hurting you.

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Dr. Minkoff Reveals the 3 Most Important Supplements you Should be Taking

In this interview, Dr. Minkoff discusses: 

  • The dangers of mercury [02:20]
  • The importance of getting amino acids [09:35]
  • The best digestive enzymes [13:20]
  • Why are supplements necessary? [16:16]
  • The three most important supplements [22:35]
  • Too much fat in your diet [30:25]
  • Why is cholesterol not your biggest concern? [33:05]
  • Colostrum as a good supplement [35:50]
  • Raising your testosterone levels good for you [38:40]
  • Homocysteine and its risks [40:20]

We hope you enjoy! Thanks to

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Optimum Health Report #302 - What to do about Cancer, Bio Energy Testing, Autoimmune Diseases & Hocatt Successes

In this Edition:

  • What to Do About Cancer - video from Dr. Minkoff
  • Bio-energy Testing
  • Dr. Springer on Autoummune Disease
  • Hocatt Success Story

What to Do About Cancer

Do you know someone who has cancer? I prepared a short video for people who have cancer explaining why it has occurred and what they can do about it. Please watch it and pass it on. We have been treating cancer at Lifeworks since 1998. We can help.

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Optimum Health Report #301 - Autoimmune Diseases & Viruses, Detoxing & Allergy Elimination Technique

In this Edition

  • Autoimmunity, Cancer & Viruses
  • Lifeworks Welcomes New Nurse Practitioner, Jennifer Baer
  • Hocatt Successes
  • Allergy Elimination Technique for Allergies
  • Allergy Elimination Technique Success Story
  • Dr. Springer Answers Your Questions about exposure to common Enironmental Toxins

Autoimmunity, Cancer & Viruses

I watched a stunning video this week that about took my breath away from a doctor in Minnesota on the viral origin of cancer, its relation to autoimmune disease and the politics of disease. As a part of my routine testing in all patients, I do look for 8 different viruses that can underlie the symptoms that patients are having. I also have every patient screened with electro dermal screening for 15,000 environmental toxins and viruses. We then address them homeopathically. That is one of the reasons why our patients do so well. We cover so many bases.

It is often said that truth is stranger than fiction and knowledge is power. Once you watch this video you will know what I mean. Here it is....

The Exploding Autoimmune Epidemic - Dr. Tent - It's Not Autoimmune, you have Viruses 

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

Demand Better

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


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


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...

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

Dr M

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*

       *Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary based on a patient's medical history and other factors.


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