Bio-Energy Testing

Bio-Energy Testing is a service which measures how well your mitochondria are functioning.

Please note that this service has to be ordered by one of our practitioners and cannot be booked by a patient without a consultation.

What is aging? It’s not just a case of crossing off the years as they pass. It refers to progressive physical and mental deterioration which takes place as we age. It is common for people whose energy production is becoming depleted to say “oh, I feel old”, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There is now a way to monitor energy production in the body and by doing so, find the fixes that are needed to be made.

Bio-Energy Testing is a service which measures how well your mitochondria are functioning. Every cell in the body contains thousands of tiny bubble-like mitochondria which, when they are not functioning optimally, are the root cause of every disease, obesity, and even the very process of aging itself. For this reason, the information from Bio-Energy Testing can be used to determine what you need to do to correct any underlying issues that you may not be aware of.

Dr. Minkoff Discusses Bio-Energy Testing

The importance of Bio-Energy testing and correcting the underlying cause of energy issues.

How Does It Work

The Bio-Energy test measures the amount of oxygen your body uses and the amount of carbon dioxide it produces, firstly at rest and then at different exertion levels while you are exercising on a bike. For people with chronic conditions who cannot exercise, a reading taken at rest will be sufficient.

The amount of oxygen the body is using will indicate the efficiency of the mitochrondia, and the carbon dioxide production determines fat metabolism.

By measuring the ratio of oxygen consumption to carbon dioxide production, optimum carbohydrate intake can be determined.

Bio-Energy Testing analyses an enormous amount of data and calculates your energy production dynamics (or metabolism) when resting and exercising.

Who Should Be Tested?

  • People who not only want to live a long time but also want to live in a state of optimum health, too.
  • Seniors who want to re-capture the energy of their youth and also want to live without the constraints of being incapacitated or sick.
  • People with degenerative disease, since this is usually caused by the slowing of energy production.
  • People who are overweight or who wish to lose weight. By measuring metabolism, you can exactly target the number of calories you can eat and still lose weight.
  • Athletes who want to measure their cardio fitness so they can maximize their workouts.

Bio-Energy Testing is one of the latest cutting-edge therapies offered by LifeWorks. To find out more, call our New Patient Coordinator at (727) 466-6789.


About Dr. Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into LifeWorks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.