Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

Optimum Health Report #314

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

In This Edition:

Swallow the Frog

Some people make life fun and very, very interesting.

Want to see some amazing, amazing, yes amazing fun?

Watch this! Be sure you watch it all the way through. The last trick is impossible. This has nothing to do with medicine except what to do if you by accident swallow a frog. At least try this first.

Have a great week.

Dr David I Minkoff MD

My LifeWorks Success Story

“I want to express my deepest gratitude to the entire staff at LifeWorks for saving my life and helping my family restore their health. My son and I were diagnosed with Lyme disease after 11 years of decline. This disease was uprooting our family. We began IV therapy, HOCATT, MAS MAT and Rozone and within about 3 weeks, we noticed a difference in our demeanor and energy levels. The pain in my knees and legs improved as well as back and hip pain that I had suffered with every morning for years.

When Otozone was added, I noticed clearing in my sinuses, improvement in memory, and clearer thoughts. Early weeks at the clinic were overwhelming – trying to collect enough specimens at ‘just the right time’, keeping up with the crazy schedules, wondering what was going on in the IV room, getting all your supplements crammed into one day, and trying to figure out how to eat “Paleo”. You quickly figure out just ‘do your best” and “take it one day at a time”. And everything gets easier as you begin to feel increasingly better.
The staff at LifeWorks is like my second family and I cannot find the words to express how grateful I am for your help and friendship. There will always be a special place in my heart for ALL of you!!”

-Jayme L.

Dr. Springer’s Condition Corner

In this series of videos LifeWorks’ practitioner, Dr. George Springer, talks about a number of different conditions.

This week’s topic: Fatigue

Plan Ahead – Holiday Schedule

Note to LifeWorks’ patients. The clinic will close at 4pm on Friday, December 23, and will re-open at 9am on Monday, January 2, 2017.

Please plan ahead if you need an appointment, supplements or prescriptions filled. Thank you.

What is IPT

Treating Patients, Not Cancer: No one diagnosis awakens more fear in the patient than to hear, “you have cancer.” It is even called the big “C,” because saying the whole world is unmentionable. This is because the uncertainty to cure seems so remote, and the traditional course of treatment often requires surgery, followed by radiation and then a nightmare course of chemotherapy.

At our Clearwater clinic, we work with cancer patients, whether they are following the traditional chemotherapy route to support their immune systems or are embracing more complete natural options.

What is Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT)?

IPT stands for Insulin Potentiation Therapy. Some decades ago it was discovered that cancer cells were sugar hungry and they would take up a lot more chemotherapy medication if they were given insulin first. Based on this idea, IPT was born. Give insulin first, then give a reduced dose of chemo while at the same time strengthening the patient’s immune system with IV and oral nutritional protocols and assist them in detoxifying their bodies of harmful environmental toxins.

Read More About IPT

LifeWorks Accepts CareCredit

Carecredit logo1LifeWorks is happy to announce that we are now accepting CareCredit cards. For many people CareCredit can provide an easier way of financing you and your family’s healthcare needs*. For more information go to carecredit.com
*Subject to credit approval.


About Dr. David Minkoff, Medical Director

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 wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr. Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr. Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr. Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some 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. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, 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. Dr. Minkoff is one of the most in-demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best-selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein. The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness. Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 43 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teaches to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.