Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

Optimum Health Report #309

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

In This Edition:

Strawberries & Pesticides

I myself found in experimenting recently, eating 2 cups a day of frozen non-organic strawberries for 30 days and my pesticide levels went 10 x above normal. That is the last I’ll ever eat of those foods.

Healthy bodies require healthy food. Food by definition is used by the body for fuel or structure. If it contains poison pesticide residues, or GMO material, or added preservative, artificial flavors and colors, then it’s not food. So say no to it and eat something healthy. For further reading, see our Nurse Practitioner, Jennifer’s article in this issue.

There is no health without a good diet. It’s impossible.

So to keep your body running well for your whole life, give it what it needs to do so. Go organic and thrive.

Have a great week.
Dr David I Minkoff MD

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The Environment and Your Health

By Jennifer Baer, ANRP


I recently lectured at Nature’s Food Patch here in Clearwater on the subject of the environment and your health. While researching for the talk, I had my eyes opened to some of the things occurring in the environment which I thought I would share here.

One recent report has come to my attention and feels too important to ignore. A while back, farmers in two states, Arkansas and Missouri, issued complaints to the government that a herbicide, Dicamba, was traveling to their farms from neighboring farms who were using it and it was ruining their crops.

Dicamba is a new “super weed” killer created by Monsanto. I am sure most of you know, Monsanto is the corporation that is responsible for the weed killer Roundup, which contains glycophosphate and is a great detriment to health. Exposure to glycophosphate can cause a variety of health symptoms including gut issues, autoimmune, autism, Parkinson’s, allergies, MS, infertility, depression, Alzheimer’s, ALS, and more. This is a whole different subject in itself, but know that it has devastating effects on the body.

Monsanto created seeds that are resistant to Roundup which in turn allowed for the formation of “super weeds” that resist herbicides. So, in order to kill these weeks, Monsanto has created Dicamba, a stronger more powerful weed killer.

Reports state that Monsanto sold 2 million acres of these seeds to eager farmers stating they produce more crops and get rid of weeds because they claim that Dicamba has already been sprayed onto the crop seeds. But, there are two issues with Dicamba. First, it easily sails over to neighboring farms and damages soybeans and other crops that are not Dicamba resistant and secondly, it appears to be used illegally.

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has not approved the use of this new Dicamba on corn or soybeans. To make matters worse, as predicted by many environmentalists, the spread of this Dicamba has gone from two states to 10 states in a matter of weeks, according to a report issued last week by the EPA. The states are Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

More than 100 Missouri farmers have filed complaints about damage to their crops. However, Monsanto says the new glyphosate-dicamba mixture is less likely to drift onto fields growing conventional soybeans.

Part of the issue is that farmers who bought the seeds are using an older version of Dicamba which does drift, hence all of the damage being done.

Environmentalists are predicting that in about 3 years, there will be more trouble with more super weeds.

What will be done then?

As a footnote, we can actually measure metabolites of glycophosphate along with other herbicides, pesticide and fungicides in your body with a test we offer here at LifeWorks. Ask about it at your next visit.

My LifeWorks Success Story

I have been coming here since February 2016 and I was very ill when I arrived here. Dr. Minkoff got me what I needed and set me on my program and I was on my way. I have stage 4 uterine cancer and didn’t want the regular chemo treatments. The girls in the IV Room are wonderful to all of us. They do their jobs and help all of us if we need something done that we can’t do. Neionie, Wanda and Michaela are very professional and welcoming. I’ve never been so taken cared for as these girls give us every day. All the staff here is very pleasant and kind. I’m so glad my daughter found Dr. Minkoff. I feel good and healthy now. Thank all of you.
Sandra B.


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.