Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

Happy & Healthy Aging – OHR #439

The secret to happy healthy aging.

Did you know that in the most recent Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the research shows that after studying brain scans of 1,000 cannabis users’ brains, there were signs of noticeable deficiencies of blood flow compared to non-users. The study shows a scary and obvious difference in blood flow in the hippocampus area of the brain for those that used cannabis. This area of the brain is where memory formation occurs. This part of the brain is severely affected with those that suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s Disease is already at epidemic levels. Using cannabis would increase the risk majorly. The media has given a general impression that marijuana is a safe recreational drug, this research directly challenges that notion.

With drugs like cannabis and even Tylenol, there is no free lunch.

Buyer beware.

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.