Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

Optimal Health Report #295 – The Big Fat Surprise, Kaqun Water & GERD

Dr. Minkoff - a doctor with tremenduous experience in treating various diseases

In this Edition

Read “The Big Fat Surprise” by Nina Teicholz

Greetings!  I just read an amazing book called The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz. If you ever wanted a wakeup call on how brainwashed you are about what you think is healthy for you to be eating, then you (like I was) are in for a real surprise. Have a great week.  Dr. David I Minkoff M.D.

Dr. George Springer Discusses GERD

This issue sees another in the series of videos featuring LifeWorks’ practitioner, Dr. George Springer, recounting patient success stories – this week the topic is GERD.

Kaqun Water

Harnessing the Healing Energy of Oxygen

Oxygen is essential to life. Without it, human life ends in approximately six minutes. When oxygen deficiency is present, chronic illness occurs and it is a 21st century fact of life that most of us are “inside dwellers,” moving from the home to the car to the workplace and back. For this reason, we are typically not getting anywhere near the required levels of oxygen needed for optimum health, energy, good immune system function and longevity. Read more


Kaqun Water Success Story*

Dear Dr. Minkoff,

This morning I drank 2 ounces of Kaqun water before my trainer-supervised workout. Wow, did I enjoy that session! The trainer kept telling me to let him know if he was pushing me too hard – and scratching his head. I never did, nor did I tell him about Kaqun water, though I will of course, eventually. When I left he was still scratching his head.

Much Love,
Mary D. Clearwater, FL


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.