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Pin-Pointing The Right Source OHR #462

Information vs Disinformation with a compass to locate the direction.

While the stir that occurred from the last mass murderer has gone off the front pages, and the sensationalism has gone down, the pain in the families from these tragic events will never diminish. Many people have opined on what happened or why do these things occur, but I ran across the following article, and it spoke so much truth that I wanted to share it with you.

As with medicine or engineering, if you have the wrong reason for a problem it doesn’t matter how many times you use it, the problem will never solve. The wrong antibiotic won’t kill the bug, the bridge structure that only holds one ton, will not hold five tons. Please have a read and

I would love to have your thoughts on this.

It’s long, but thorough and makes a lot of sense to me.

Have a great week.

David I Minkoff, MD

Snake oil salesman selling elixir.

A SNAKE OIL SALESMAN BY ANY OTHER NAME…

The difference between a snake oil salesman and a psychiatrist is that the snake oil that was brought to the United States by the Chinese who came to help build the Transcontinental railroad actually had medicinal benefits.

“Made from the oil of the Chinese water snake, which is rich in the omega-3 acids that help reduce inflammation, snake oil in its original form really was effective, especially when used to treat arthritis and bursitis.” (source)

The Chinese shared the remedy with some of their American co-workers, but it was American “entrepreneur” Clark Stanley who swiped the snake oil brand and engaged in an aggressive advertising campaign selling the potion as a “cure all”. The trouble was that Stanley’s snake oil was composed of some innocuous fatty liquids and additives… but no snake oil. Stanley’s fraud was eventually exposed, and snake oil salesmen became synonymous with charlatans and those who sell fraudulent goods and services.

The difference of course is that the psychiatrist’s snake oil, the violence inducing, mind altering drugs, marketed under the cover of mental health treatment, is at the very core of many of the horrific incidents of mass murders that have shattered American society over the last few decades.

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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.