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Lifeworks Wellness Center is one of the top alternative medicine clinics in Tampa Florida. Since 1997 we've helped thousands of patients regain their health naturally.
In 1995, Dr. Minkoff's wife became ill and her physicians couldn't find what was wrong. Not accepting their "no hope" conclusion, Dr. Minkoff went on a search to help her which led him out of emergency medicine into complementary and alternative medicine to find the answers. In the process he gained expertise in Biological medicine, 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. The answers he found were soon in demand when others learned of his wife’s return to good health. In response to this, he and his wife, Sue Minkoff RN established Lifeworks Wellness Center in 1997 and it quickly became one of the most comprehensive complementary and alternative medicine clinics in the U.S.
Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.

Staying Healthy in a Toxic Environment - Optimum Health Report #388

Staying Healthy in a Toxic Environment  - Optimum Health Report #388

Dear Readers,

Here in Clearwater and in many cities across the country the water is fluoridated. By city mandate, our city adds fluoride to the water supply. One doesn’t get a choice or not if he wants it.

You must take active measures to take it out of your water that you drink or bathe in. I am bringing this up now because a new major study was published last month in JAMA Pediatrics showing that pregnant women had lowered IQs in their male children if they were exposed to fluoride during their pregnancy. The study and explanation are here: http://fluoridealert.org/articles/greenfluorideiq/

It’s a tragic misuse of public health policy.

So what do you do?

Filter your shower water and filter your drinking water so that the fluoride doesn’t get into your body.

Here are some examples:

  • For drinking water
  • For shower:  this is the only one that I found that will reduce fluoride and chlorine plus many other contaminants. It’s a bit more expensive but works much better.

So if you want to protect your body and your children’s bodies from contaminants in the water supply get either a whole house filter system with reverse osmosis under the sink, or see the filters mentioned above.

It will save you from falling IQ and save your brain so you can think when you’re old. Oh, and skip the fluoride tooth paste. It’s just as bad.

Have a great week,
Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease - Optimum Health Report #387

Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease  - Optimum Health Report #387

Dear Readers,

Cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s Disease are now some of the most common causes of death in the United States.  Do you know that many popular medicines, used by many millions of Americans actually can accelerate cognitive decline and precipitate Alzheimer’s Disease?

At the top of the list are antihistamine drugs like Benadryl and to a lesser extent, Zyrtec and Claritin. These drugs are anticholinergic and block the parasympathetic nervous system. Unfortunately, these drugs increase the risk of dementia and use in older people should be cautioned. They can cause confusion, memory loss, and worsening mental function.

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Chronic Illness: A Light at the End of the Tunnel - Optimum Health Report #386

Chronic Illness: A Light at the End of the Tunnel - Optimum Health Report #386

Greetings All!

Chronic illness is no fun. In the right hands there can be light at the end of the tunnel. Many of our patients have seen up to thirteen doctors before coming to LifeWorks and finding their health return. Here is a recent patient’s success:

“The last 3 days I have experienced a significant shift and I can clearly see the progress and decline in all symptoms.  Neuropathy in feet and hands is declining and I sense the beginning of autonomic recovery.  Brain inflammation is down, CSF mobility and blood flow has improved.  Mental, emotional and psychological stability is noted.   I am expecting the hyponatremia issue to resolve as the brain settles down.  I am now very optimistic and grateful to be at LifeWorks.”

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Is Lyme Disease Playing Hide-and-go-seek with your Doctor? - Optimum Health Report #384

Is Lyme Disease Playing Hide-and-go-seek with your Doctor? - Optimum Health Report #384

Lyme disease has been called the great masquerader, meaning it can appear to be something else like Lupus, MS, Parkinson’s, Chronic Fatigue, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and others.  Most traditional physicians either misdiagnose it or treat it with long term antibiotics which are rarely successful.

About half of our patients come from out of town to be treated at LifeWorks for Lyme because treatment at other places has failed.  Our success rate is very high.

Just this week a patient wrote this to us:

“Before coming to LifeWorks, I had pretty much given up hope on ever feeling better or going back to work.  One of my major symptoms was hair loss and no other doctors had any answers or help.  A friend told me about Dr. Minkoff and he really helped get to the root of all my symptoms and treat my Lyme disease.  The non antibiotic protocol made a big difference and I knew it when I noticed my hair growing back.  My hair also grew back healthier.  My brain fog has gone away, I can sleep better and overall feel much better than I thought I would again!Thanks to Dr. Minkoff and everyone at LifeWorks!”

Don’t waste your time or money with treatments that will not work. Come to us and receive our proven successful methods. We are not perfect, but you will not find better care anywhere.  I can guarantee that. Call now for an appointment.

Have a great week,
Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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Inflammation and its Connection to Disease - Optimum Health Report #383

Inflammation and its Connection to Disease - Optimum Health Report #383

Greetings All!

Incredible successes keep rolling in. This one is astounding.

“I came here broken, sick, dying, and full of illness. I couldn't get out of bed for 5 years. I was just about done with this life of misery. And 12 weeks later I am almost myself again. I was very very sick. Full of toxins of every kind. Lyme. Shingles. I was treated terribly by so many doctors that I didn't even want to meet another one… until Dr. Minkoff. He saved my life. His staff is superb. The treatments he has for specific illnesses are so well researched and so effective I felt a difference after 6 weeks. Other people noticed a difference at week 3. I can't believe how much better I feel. I still have some ways to go but to feel like a human being again and to have less pain and suffering and to see how well I feel is a miracle because I didn't think I had much hope of surviving my 53rd birthday. But here I am and glad to be alive. My daughter saw the difference after one month of treatment. Everyone that works here is wonderful. Supportive. And his PA's are top notch. His office manager is amazing. Everyone just wants to see patients get what they need. My life was saved by LifeWorks and Dr Minkoff and his program. And I thank God everyday for the opportunity to go to such an amazing, caring expert who has created a fabulous program for sick people and those who can't get the help they need. If you have been called crazy by doctors you are probably very sick. Go here and he will fix you. He is amazing and diagnosed my Lyme and internal shingles when no one else could figure it out. Thank you Dr. Minkoff for being THAT DOCTOR that figures out all the tough cases. The one that reassures people who have been abused and neglected by the regular medical profession just because they couldn't figure it out. He will figure it out and fix you for good. A real gift from above. All of them there. Absolutely top notch care. And worth every penny.” - CH

Are you ready to be well?

If so, call us and we will help you.

Have a great week,
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Chronic Fatigue: It's Real and It Can Be Addressed- Optimum Health Report #382

Chronic Fatigue: It's Real and It Can Be Addressed- Optimum Health Report #382

Greetings All!

“I’m excited to share that I was able (with the aid of a walker) to walk all the way from my bedroom to my car AND back! YES I DID! (First time in 2 years!!)”

 

If you are in need of miracle healing – that’s us plus a lot of help from above, make an appointment now.

You will not find another clinic with more services available, more caring staff or more medical know-how than LifeWorks. That is a fact not a brag.

We are here to help and that is the only reason we are here.

Have a great week,
Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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Mercury in Your Mouth- Optimum Health Report #381

Mercury in Your Mouth- Optimum Health Report #381

We are very particular that you do not go to an uncertified dentist to have your amalgam mercury fillings removed. They can hurt you with their antiquated technics. Check with www.iaomt.com for certification.

Here are xrays from a patient of ours that had it done IMPROPERLY by an uncertified dentist. She was having symptoms of mercury toxicity. Look at all the tiny flecks in the jaw bone. 

Report from the dentist:
"We removed Mercury / Amalgam from her left jaw, found over 20 small pieces and all of the soft tissue was completely impregnated blue purple Mercury. Removed all that tissue, about 30% the mercury was into the bone we had to go up to 5 mm deep to find the pieces. It is all removed, unfortunately left one small piece that was against a mental frame nerve in the lower level jaw, access was limited and I didn't want to take the chance of hurting or injuring her nerve. Patient tolerated procedure fantastic and returned to our office within 24 hours later in high spirits feeling good!”

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Mold Toxicity Prevention- Optimum Health Report #380

Mold Toxicity Prevention- Optimum Health Report #380

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

This week another life saved. Read this…

“Dear Dr. Minkoff & all of the staff at LifeWorks:
I wrote the first version of this poem 4 weeks and 2 days into treatment for Lyme (late stage), co-infections and severe mold toxicity on December 22, 2018. At that point, I still had the very real feeling of being on the verge of life and death. After 32 years of fighting an illness no one believed in, I had almost lost all hope. However, as treatment for my illnesses, which, thanks to you, now had names and ways to treat them, I started to notice improvements. As the months went on, I got better and better, and in March of 2019, I knew I was going to make it! My last day of treatment at LifeWorks was on April 23, 2019 – the day before my 42nd birthday – what a GIFT I received this year! Thank you all for being 'the hands that reached down' to save me. You all saved my LIFE! Thank you isn’t enough!
- Allie Foos, forever a WARRIOR.
P.S. Lyme is REAL!!”

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Osteoporosis & Chronic Fatigue- Optimum Health Report #379

Osteoporosis & Chronic Fatigue- Optimum Health Report #379

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

My greatest pleasure in work is to see someone who is ill, come back to life. They are in the shadows and they come back into the light. Actually, their own light begins to shine and they can again light up the world.

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Undiagnosed Lyme for 32 Years! - Optimum Health Report #378

Undiagnosed Lyme for 32 Years! - Optimum Health Report #378

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

When you watch the following video you will most likely cry. The story is so moving that our videographer did cry.

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Lyme Disease Awareness Month - Optimum Health Report #377

Lyme Disease Awareness Month - Optimum Health Report #377

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

We received this testimonial this week.

I want to thank everyone at LifeWorks for all the caring treatments I received during my 6 weeks of treatment.  I had been to many doctors in VT and NH knowing in my heart I had Lyme.  Every test I had come back negative (I was told I had Fibromyalgia).  While I wasn’t as sick as some with Lyme, I knew I had it.  Being a very active personal all my life, I wasn’t even able to walk a half mile or stand for long periods of time without being in excruciating pain.  The way the disease works, I knew it was only a matter of time before it would be more debilitating. I was going to be in Florida for the winter, so I started googling Lyme specialists and Dr Minkoff was the first to show up.  I did my research, then made an appointment.  I started treatment for what I was sure I had – Lyme!  (Dr. Minkoff confirmed).  I did 6 weeks of treatment and feel great, without antibiotics.  It is not an easy treatment, but oh so worth it.  I am working to regain my strength and know I will be back hiking again soon.  I miss all the great people at LifeWorks, staff and patients.  Thanks for giving me my life back.”

Would you want to get results like this? Call us and we can help.

Have a great week,

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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The Truth About Red Meat & Cancer? - Optimum Health Report #376

The Truth About Red Meat & Cancer? - Optimum Health Report #376

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

Mark Sisson did a very nice analysis of the newest “red meat is terrible and will kill you and don’t eat it hardly ever or both you and the planet will die” study. And the reason is you’ll die a very slow painful death from colorectal cancer.

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Are Pesticides Contaminating Your World? - Optimum Health Report #375

Are Pesticides Contaminating Your World? - Optimum Health Report #375

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

Last week we wrote about the dirty dozen. Eat only organic versions of these. Environmental Working Group also made a list of the clean 15. This list of produce is the least likely to be contaminated by pesticides.

  • Less than 1 percent of avocado and non GMO sweet corn samples tested positive for any detectable pesticides; they scored the cleanest of all produce tested.
  • More than 80 percent of pineapples, papayas, asparagus, onions and cabbages had no pesticide residues.
  • None of the fruit on the Clean Fifteen list tested positive for more than four pesticides.

Here’s the 2018 Clean 15 List:

  1. Avocados
  2. Sweet Corn*
  3. Pineapples
  4. Cabbage
  5. Onions
  6. Frozen Sweet Peas
  7. Papayas*
  8. Asparagus
  9. Mangos
  10. Eggplant
  11. Honeydew
  12. Kiwi
  13. Cantaloupe
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Broccoli

*Some sweet corn and papayas sold in the United States are GMOs, so choose organic to avoid GMO versions of these crops.

Good to know right?

Have a great week,
Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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Is Your Environment Making You Age? - Optimum Health Report #374

Is Your Environment Making You Age? - Optimum Health Report #374

Greetings All!

Ever heard of the dirty dozen? This is the list of the 12 most pesticide laden fruits and vegetables as tested by the Environmental Working Group.  This is the go to place to find clean foods and body products. You should avoid eating these foods as much as possible and only eat them if they are certified organic.

The herbicides and pesticides found in high quantities in them are toxic and can cause organ dysfunction and even cancer.

Here is the list of EWG’s Dirty Dozen:

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Nectarines
  4. Apples
  5. Peaches
  6. Pears
  7. Cherries
  8. Grapes
  9. Celery
  10. Tomatoes
  11. Sweet Bell Peppers
  12. Potatoes

So avoid these and eat them only when organic. It will improve both your health and your longevity.

Have a good week,
Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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“The basic cause of the artery blocking is actually inflammation.” - Optimum Health Report #373

“The basic cause of the artery blocking is actually inflammation.” - Optimum Health Report #373

Greetings All!

A few months ago, my wife and I were in Tel Aviv for some time off. We went to a new museum that was just opened for our favorite artist. His name is Yaacov Agam. His art is very special and while we were at the museum we got to meet him. He’s in his 90’s and still creating. We had a conversation with him and he said something very profound: “When men communicate with words they can misunderstand each other, end up in disagreements and even war. With art, there is a universal language where the communication can be pure and heart to heart – and leads to no war.”

This week my wife sent me this bit of musical art that immediately made me think of Agam and his quote. This music will make your heart sing. In fact it is created from a group of Israeli handicapped musicians. It is the Israeli entry in the annual song contest for all of Europe called Eurovision. They are amazing and make the idea that there are no barriers to our humanity as one family – no matter our race, color, ability, or handicap.  

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Find the Real Reason You Got Sick and Get Better - Optimum Health Report #372

Find the Real Reason You Got Sick and Get Better - Optimum Health Report #372

Greetings All!

Do you think you have a disease that no one can do anything about?

Read this that just came in this week:

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Give Your Body A Boost with IV Nutrition - Optimum Health Report #371

Give Your Body A Boost with IV Nutrition - Optimum Health Report #371

Greetings All!

This just came in…

“Dear Lifeworks,
I just want to once again applaud you and your staff for the caring kindness I receive each time I come to lifeworks.  From the front office staff right on up to Dr Minkoff I feel so respected and listened to.  Even the staff I don’t usually have contact with are just so polite and helpful.   Of course I interact with the IV staff the most, then front office and scheduling so an extra shout out to them.   I had a boss one time say that what you see in ancillary staff is what you see in administration.   And to that I say to you personally as the office manager, you are an example to all of them and I'm honored to know you.
I continue to sing of praises about the miracles happening at lifeworks and pray that people continue to come to be heard and healed.”
Respectfully, S.

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Is Leaky Gut the Source of Your AutoImmune DIsease? - Optimum Health Report #370

Is Leaky Gut the Source of Your AutoImmune DIsease? - Optimum Health Report #370

Dear Readers,
Greetings all!

Another nice success came in this week. Take a read...

““Dr. Minkoff was the first to diagnose me with three tick borne illnesses after the indirect (antibody) test from my primary was false negative.

I suffered 7 years and ended up with chest pain and air hunger symptoms, walked out of my job because of mental health symptoms before finding LifeWorks. Besides being the most thorough diagnosis process I've ever been through, Dr Minkoff also addressed all of the secondary infections, leaky gut syndrome and balanced out my neurotransmitters, and autoimmune inflammation. They will 'triage' your testing and treatment to do what's most necessary first if you tell them money is a factor.

I am back to work part-time, neurologically functional and was free from reactivated EBV for a full 6 months. LifeWorks Wellness center was a turning point in my health and future. Worth the cost and the waiting. Many Thanks!”

Need help? Call us!

Have a great week,
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Root Cause Documentary Featuring Dr. Minkoff

Root Cause Documentary Featuring Dr. Minkoff
Dr. Minkoff was featured prominently in this new documentary about the unexpected relationship of root canals to one's health. Watch the trailer below. 
 
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Chronic Pain Doesn't Stand A Chance - Optimum Health Report #369

Chronic Pain Doesn't Stand A Chance - Optimum Health Report #369

Dear Readers,
Greetings all!

Look what arrived today in the email! She is a patient that came all the way from Germany for treatment at Lifeworks.

“Dear Dr Minkoff,
It took 4 years to find a competent Doctor!
Everything started slowly.  My joints hurt, tingling in my hands and feet, and all my muscles hurt and extreme back pain.  Every step I made hurt.  I was always tired and tired.  Sometimes there were days where I could not see properly.  I drove from doctor to doctor, but no one could help.

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