Gastrointestinal Disorder Testimonials, Patient Testimonials

Overcoming Chronic Health Challenges*

Patient with Leaky Gut

I am a forty seven year old female. I suffered with chronic health challenges since age thirty-five. At age twenty-eight, I was diagnosed with Raynauds disease. This prevented me from enjoying any winter activities. My health challenges at age thirty-five were several chronic food allergies, chronic depression and anxiety, chronic gastritis, severe constipation, boils, 100 pounds of weight gain and migraine headaches. I was so ill I was confined to my home for nearly two years.

My medical doctors were unable to find the cause let alone help me with health challenges. After years of my own research I decided to have over twenty mercury amalgams removed from my mouth. Remarkably, the degenerative trend in my health began to improve. My Gastritis was resolved and my weight normalized. Over a six-year period I experienced health improvements resulting from the removal of the mercury amalgams. I decided to move proactively again so I could completely reclaim my health. I decided to receive treatments to remove accumulated mercury and heavy metals from my tissues. I was given DMPS to remove mercury from my tissues and became ill, unable to work for an 18-month period. Because of a poorly administered protocol, the toxicity from the extra-cellular metals resulted in infrequent bowel movements (every three to four days), severe depression, bleeding hemorrhoids and distended abdomen. I also suffered the trauma of a hernia and dislocated shoulder, which occurred without any casual trauma. I consulted with and was treated by doctors from around the world who specialized in the area of heavy metal poisoning. No one could help me!

I felt completely hopeless. Just as I was about to give up any hope of receiving help, I was referred to Dr. David Minkoff at LifeWorks Wellness Center. Dr. Minkoff ran tests to identify all my deficiencies. He corrected the deficiencies with the proper supplements and protocol. After five months of correcting my deficiencies, my body was strong enough to use the product “Metal Free”.

After six weeks, my Raynauds disease, the disease that marked the beginning of my degenerative health progression nineteen years earlier, has disappeared! I have resumed and can now enjoy participating in cold weather winter sports and activities here in Idaho. My depression is gone and I have daily bowel movements! My optimism is high and my spirit rejoices in my recovery.

In my profession, I have had the privilege to work with medical doctors around the world. It is a rare opportunity to encounter a physician with the abilities and aptitude of Dr. Minkoff. Not only is he one of the most talented and gifted physicians I have encountered, he supports his patients with compassion. Mankind is truly blessed to have such a gifted physician. It would be my hope that all patients could be as fortunate as I have been to be treated by a physician of this caliber.

My quality of life I now enjoy is a direct result of Dr. Minkoff’s gifts and talents as a physician. – P.M.

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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.