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Could Integrative healthcare by your best option? OHR #460

Ohr 460 alternative medicine

The gap between traditional medical doctors and what we do sometimes seems wider than the Pacific Ocean.

The Hippocratic demand of “first of all do no harm,” is mostly ignored. The complete neglect of basic nutrition and exercise is rarely emphasized in medical training. The quick fix of many pharmaceutical remedies with high expense, major side effects and real likelihood of injury is suppressed.

This week we got an email from a very happy patient…

The patient came to us with squamous cell cancer of the tongue and throat. This cancer is very difficult to treat, and the usual therapy of radiation is often very devastating to the patient. Radiation injury to the soft tissues, teeth and throat are common and severe. After consulting with her ENT doctor we saw her and advised an integrative non-toxic anticancer therapy. She did the therapy for 10 weeks and then did a follow-up with her ENT surgeon. Here is what she wrote to us:

I saw my ENT doctor yesterday.  VERY GOOD NEWS, he didn’t see any cancer on my tongue.  He said it looks normal and the neck appears the same on the left as the right.  There was a mass there too before.
I took great pleasure in his reaction.  He didn’t know quite what to say since on my first visit to him a couple months ago he told me, and put in his doctor notes, that the doctor treating my cancer was a quack and it was a scam.  That the only way to treat the cancer was with his therapies.
Thank you Dr. Minkoff and all the LifeWorks staff. You are the best.
R 😀

Not bad huh?

This is not meant to be an indictment of all medicine or that traditional therapy has no place in caring for people. It certainly does.

What bothers me is the intolerance and often arrogance of many doctors to real integrative care and how well it works to help people actually heal their bodies without harm.

Have a great week.
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.