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Hashimoto’s Disease Explained – OHR #447

OHR 447 all about Hashimoto's thyroiditis

A patient gave me a book on Rife Therapy by Nenah Sylver, PhD because I am very interested in energy medicine and how it may be applied to my patients. In one of the early chapters is a quote from a French writer Moliere (1622-1673). 

He lived about 500 years ago.

He says, “Nearly all people die of their medicines, and not of their illnesses.”

Never were truer words ever said of the medicine in his day, and unfortunately of the medicine of today. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the leading cause of death in the US is heart disease, the second is cancer. 

See the chart below…

To Live Long you have to avoid the leading causes of death

But wait…

If you look at this next chart below, there are more deaths from Iatrogenic illness than heart disease or cancer.

Iatrogenic is Doctor caused deaths from prescription drugs, unneeded medical procedures, infections due to medical treatment and others.

Iatrogenic Deaths in the United States

So buyer beware. That is, patient BEWARE.  Medical treatment can be lifesaving, but it can also be death causing. A very good doctor has the judgement to know which is which.

Good medicine is Hippocratic Medicine: Primere non nocere. Most importantly do no harm.

At LifeWorks that is what we do.

If you are having body challenges.

Call us. 

We can help. We will respect the Hippocratic Oath and endeavor above all to do you no harm.

Have a great week.

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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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.