Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

Is it Adrenal Fatigue or Chronic Fatigue? – OHR #438

This newsletter is about adrenal and chronic fatigue symptoms.

About six months ago a patient came to see me who had been a patient at UCLA medical center for his severe asthma, sinusitis, and GERD. As a part of his treatment, he was on several inhaled immune suppressors, cortisone and a whole combo of oral meds including prednisone and months of antibiotics and antihistamines. His physical condition was worse. He had seen allergists, pulmonologists, infectious disease doctors, and ENT doctors. His stomach was bloaty, he had daily diarrhea, he had lost 10 pounds and was being told he was getting the best treatment that modern university medicine can offer.

What was really wrong with him?

  1. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
  2. Four abscessed root canal teeth causing nasal sinusitis
  3. Three parasites on stool test
  4. Gluten and dairy allergy
  5. Mycoplasma pneumonia infection
  6. Multiple drug toxicity

Fast forward to last week following our successful treatment:

  1. Off all pharmaceutical drugs
  2. Normal lung function restored
  3. All GI symptoms resolved
  4. Gained back the 10 pounds to his normal weight
  5. All abscessed teeth extracted and sinusitis resolved
  6. A very happy and relieved patient who feels the best in many years.

What’s really good medicine? It’s medicine that restores the health of the individual to its optimal state, because the underlying causes of the conditions have been successfully handled.

That’s LifeWorks Wellness Center.  We are good medicine.  We prove it every day.  If you need help, try us.  We won’t let you down.

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.