Health & Wellness

Podcast: Pushing the Limits of Physical and Mental Toughness

Warriors, Lovers, Kings and Heroes Podcast

Dr. Minkoff met with Eric Rogell and delivered this podcast: Pushing the Limits of Physical and Mental Toughness.

This November, at 73 years old, Dr. David Minkoff will head to Hawaii to compete in the Ironman—the famed triathlon known for testing physical endurance and mental toughness. It won’t be Minkoff’s first. It will be his 44th. In today’s episode, Dr. Minkoff will tell you why he pushes himself to finish a race men a third of his age don’t dare to enter, and how you can benefit both mentally and physically from challenging yourself no matter how old you are. His story will inspire you to get up, get out, and push yourself past your perceived limits.


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.