Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

Diabetes & Inflammation – Optimum Health Report #401

Diabetes & Inflammation

Greetings all!

We live in interesting times.

One of the more psychotic figures of history, Napoleon Bonaparte said something very relevant to what we are going through:

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”

When the news is bad and keeps coming, the best thing to do is pull out of it.
One of the most therapeutic ways to do it is to laugh.

Watch this. It will make you laugh. I guarantee it.

Laughter is the best medicine.

Now all of you please send me something that will make me laugh!

Have a great week.

Be safe, be strong, and God Bless.
Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

Natural Diabetes Treatment

Natural Diabetes Treatment

Diabetes is becoming more and more prevalent in the U.S. with 9.4% percent of the population having the condition. Even more alarming is the fact that 95% of the 30.3 million people with diabetes have Type 2 diabetes which in most cases is preventable or reversible. Additionally, type 2 diabetes is increasing in children.

“I am a severe diabetic from a third world country, where medical aid is poor and I couldn’t afford to buy insulin. However, recently I was lucky enough to be sponsored to travel to the US to seek medical attention. On my first visit to LifeWorks, the level of glucose in my blood was over 400mg/dL (a good level is below 120mg/dL). Immediately, my practitioner put me on a combination of medicine and a diet which LifeWorks recommends. I was monitored daily and within two weeks my glucose level was down to 128mg and I did not need insulin. I will have to watch the quality and quantity of the food I consume for the rest of my life, but it’s a small price to pay for good, drug-free health!” – R.S.

Inflammation Treatment

As technology advances, scientists and medical professionals are finding that chronic inflammation is the root cause of many health conditions prevalent today. Questions arise then as to what is causing chronic inflammation and how to reverse it. Below you will find answers to questions concerning the causes and treatments of inflammation.


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.