Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

Optimum Health Report #321

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

In This Edition:

Biological Dentistry

I had a request from one of the dentists that we work with to answer some questions about how we work with Biological dentists and what our treatment programs include. It came out really good (I think) and would love you to watch it and let me know.

It could be something you share with someone too about what we do and why we do it.

Have a great week,

Dr. David I Minkoff, M.D.

My LifeWorks Success Story

“I came to LifeWorks because no other doctors would do the in-depth blood work to find out what was wrong. But even before the blood work came back, Jennifer had already diagnosed all of what other doctors did not see.

My first treatment was 1/24/17 and I started to see a difference by the end of the second treatment.

By 2/26/17, I was noticing big improvements. When I first came in, I had lost hair in a few spots.

By 2/26/17, it was growing back all over due to treatments. I want to thank GOD for putting these wonderful people here!”

-Denise B.

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What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is recognized by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as a defined clinical condition. CFS usually manifests as extreme tiredness or fatigue which cannot be remedied with sleep. Symptoms often intensify after physical exertion and a person with CFS is usually very inhibited in the activities they can undertake.
The demographic most often affected by CFS is women between the ages of 30 and 50, but overweight or inactive people are also at increased risk of falling victim to chronic fatigue syndrome. Risks also increase in people who have allergies, depression or who lead very stressful lives, and environmental factors may also play a part.
Diagnosing CFS can be difficult for a physician because reliable testing is limited and the symptoms are very similar to those of other conditions. For this reason, often misdiagnosis can occur and a patient may be told they have Lyme disease, lupus, fibromyalgia, mononucleosis or hypothyroidism. Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome can only begin when a correct diagnosis is made.

What Causes CFS?

There is no one-known cause of CFS and many researchers believe that there may be a number of factors which contribute to CFS occurring. These may include viruses, hypertension, immune impairment, and hormonal problems.
Another trigger could be stress, which can place a burden on the immune system and the central nervous system, causing inflammation to occur.
Another cause of chronic fatigue syndrome may be viruses, since CFS often develops after a viral infection such as human herpes-6, Epstein-Barr, rubella, Candida albicans and mycoplasma.

Dr. Springer Discusses Chronic Fatigue

 LifeWorks Accepts CareCredit

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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.