Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

The Environment’s Effect on Your Immunity – OHR #436

In this Optimum Health Report we discuss your environment and its effect on your health.

When I was in High School, I directed and acted in a play about the Scopes Monkey Trial. It was about a famous debate between over whether Darwin was right or wrong.

There is a famous line in that play that says, “when you lose your power to laugh, you lose your power to think straight.”

With that in mind, when you get too serious about a cheat meal or feel guilty when missing a vitamin supplement, I hope you enjoy this clip from Bill Maher. It made me laugh!

DISCLAIMER: this video contains some adult language.

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.