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It is estimated that 60% of the US population is obese. The combination of poor eating, overeating and lack of exercise are the usual underlying causes. Obesity is associated with heart disease and reduced muscle strength. One of the therapies we utilize at LifeWorks for nearly all patients is whole body vibration training (WBV). WBV improved arterial stiffness, blood pressure, heart rate variability and muscle strength in a study done on a group of obese women and improved vagal balance with three days a week for a six week period1. So for the people who are deconditioned from lack of exercise, ten minutes three times a week can really improve muscle strength and arterial function and put them in a condition where they can start actually exercising1.

There is also research to show that Growth Hormone release occurs with WBV training that can have a positive antiaging effect2.

There is also good evidence that WBV improves bone density in both athletes and sedentary adults3,4,5,6,7,8. If you are suffering from osteoporosis or osteopenia, I suggest 15 minutes per day to stimulate your body to improve bone density. It really works especially combined with Vitamin D, hormone replacement, and Perfect Amino.

So as you can see, WBV should be something that most of us could take advantage of.

The company that supplies the WBV machines we use at the clinic has agreed to provide a discount for LifeWorks patients who are interested in having the therapy right at home so you can do it daily. The website is www.fitfunyoung.com and if you use discount code LIFEWORKS for the Dual Motor Platinum Vibra -Therapy Machine, you can get it for $1999 (MSRP $3499) plus $135 shipping, which includes a 2 year full warranty.

I love doing the 10 minute cycle for recovery for my tired legs at the end of the day or after a long weekend of swim-bike-run.

There are lots of cheap machines on the market but this one is a good one that should last you a long time.

Have a great week.

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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About Dr. 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.