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Cancer Testing and Treatment – OHR #442

Optimum health report 442 discusses blood tests related to cancer.

A few months ago, I read about a new lab test that looked very interesting. Whenever I run across this type of thing, I try it myself. When I got the results back, I was astounded. It was the answer to a personal medical situation that I have never been able to handle. I have a hereditary elevation in blood homocysteine. None of the usual remedies have worked and I have tried many of them over the last 20 years. Finally, I gave up. Lo and behold, this test gave me the answer. When I started taking the suggested remedy, within two months my usual homocysteine of 13-15 had reduced to a nice normal 8.

What was the test?

It measured a group of blood lipids called plasmalogens. Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of it. I hadn’t either. These compounds are made by our cells but in many cases they don’t make enough. Low levels underlie nearly every neurological disease including M.S., Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and ALS. This includes most cancers and heart disease. Patients with colon polyps who have low plasmalogen levels get colon cancer. Those with normal levels, even with polyps, don’t get cancer. It’s the same for dementia.

Not bad huh?

The information is in a new book called Breaking Alzheimer’s by Dr Dayan Goodenowe. The book is deep reading but excellent.

We are now offering this test here at LifeWorks and if you haven’t had it ordered please ask about it and we can get it done.

It is a game changer for sure.

Ask for the Prodrome lab test.

Have a great week.

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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About Dr. David Minkoff, Medical Director

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 wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr. Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr. Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr. Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some 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. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy, and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr. Minkoff is one of the most in-demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best-selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein. The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness. Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 43 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teaches to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.