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Video: Dr. Minkoff Explains Cancer Treatment at LifeWorks

Dr. Minkoff talks about cancer prevention

At LifeWorks Wellness Center we have successfully treated hundreds of cancer patients over many years, with alternative approaches.

Our approach uses the latest technologies available to deal with cancer while also supporting enhancing the whole body, eliminating any toxic substances lodged within the system and supercharging your body’s most powerful defense, your immune system. Your immune system is miraculous when running at peak efficiency and should have the power to stop eliminate the disease process in its tracks.

This whole-body approach does not exclude using traditional cancer therapies, however, it has the advantage of also using the latest natural, holistic, nutritional and whole-body approaches which make any treatments easier on the body and potentially more effective.

LifeWorks’ Medical Director, Dr. David Minkoff describes our cancer protocol.

Hi, Dr. Minkoff here,
LifeWorks Wellness Center.

Today I want to talk about cancer.

It’s an epidemic in our society, right now .

It’s the second leading cause of death
according to the National Institutes of Health

and it’s really a problem.

Back about 35 or 40 years ago,

when Nixon was president in the early 70s, he declared a war on cancer.

And the war on cancer was to put enough government resources

into science and technology to be able to actually solve the problem of cancer.

Now I’m going to show you this graph, which you’ll be able to see better.

And what this is, is a graph of new cases of cancer from 1900 to 2000.

If you look at this graph,
what you see is

in 1900 the number of new
cancer cases started to go up

until about 1970

which started the war on cancer and in this book it says War on Cancer.

This graph goes almost vertical with new cases of cancer

and number of people who
have died with cancer.

So if anyone would look at this
and say how are we doing

with prevention of cancer or
with effective treatment of cancer,

based on this graph we would say that we’re not doing very well.

Now this is from a book by Charles Simone, he’s a medical doctor, he’s a medical oncologist

and the data that he’s collected is from the National Institutes of Health

So this is quite reliable data.

When I look at that and then I see cancer patients come into the clinic,

what I know is that I have to treat them differently than they’re being currently treated

because that method of treatment is not being very successful

at curing or preventing cancer.

So here at LifeWorks we have an approach, where we are looking at people.

And what we know at this point

is that cancer is caused

by a problem with the energy generation system in the cell.

This is a small part of each cell called a mitochondria.

In an average cell there are between 1,000 and 2,000 of these in the cell.

In the early 1930s Otto Warburg, who is a medical doctor and PhD in Germany,

figured out that when a cell becomes
cancerous these mitochondria stop working.

And when they stopped working,
what that means is

the cell is unable to use oxygen to generate energy effectively

and the cancer cell as a way to survive starts using energy without needing oxygen.

This is called fermentation,

it’s called anaerobic metabolism.
Anaerobic means not using oxygen

and that’s the difference between a cancer cell and a healthy cell.

In order for a cancer cell to grow then using anaerobic metabolism,

it needs to have a very high supply of glucose, of sugar, of carbohydrates.

When we approach cancer, and then why does the cancer cell get this way?

It gets this way because the mitochondria become poisoned.

Now in our environment there’s over 80,000 chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides, viruses,
parasites, fungal toxins.

They’re in our environment, they get into our bodies, they get into our cells, they get into the mitochondria,

they, they make the mitochondria
so it’s not functioning correctly
and that’s the origin of cancer.

How can we possibly, what could we possibly do to try to help people better?

We have to reduce the number of toxins that are coming in.

We have to unload the body from the toxins that it has.

We have to starve the
cancer as best we can

with low carbohydrate, low
sugar diet, low protein diet.

And then we have to have effective things to give to the body

herbs, low-dose
chemotherapy, hyperthermia

in order to try to attack the cancer cell

without reducing our own immune cells to try to get the cancer to go away.

One of the dirty little
secrets about chemotherapy

is that the stem cells, the very cells
which started the cancer in the first place

are not killed by chemotherapy drugs.

So you can’t generally solve cancer by just trying to kill everything in sight.

Because when you kill cancer cells using high-dose therapy, you are gonna also kill your own blood cells, your white blood cells, your gut lining cells, your hair’s gonna fall out because these cells are growing fast

and the chemotherapy drugs kill cells that are growing fast.

So what we’re trying to
do here at LifeWorks is

use some things that kill but in low dose and then try to support the immune system

with substances that we know can build it up or make it work more effectively.

So that we get a balance
of healthy immune system, cancer cells stressed out, in order to help the patient heal.

Now this isn’t a panacea, cancer is very challenging.

Trillions of dollars have been spent to try to change the curve of that graph.

We think that if we use
this combined method

that we can get our own immune
systems to help us to heal,

that it gives us a better chance.

So, in every patient that I see, what I say to them is, we’re gonna do a couple month trial

to see if this way of looking at cancer and addressing cancer

will work and we’ll do our scans up front and we’ll do them at the end of it

and we’ll be able to see yes this seems to be working in your body, we can keep going

or no this doesn’t look like it’s effective in your body,

we have to result or resort to some other method of treatment.

So, I hope this gives you kind of an overview of what our approach is

to try to help people with cancer get better and survive longer and have a higher quality of life.

Okay, hope this helps.

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About Dr. David Minkoff, MD

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.