Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

Optimum Health Report #322

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

In This Edition:

Gut Parasites

Have you ever considered that you might have a bunch of parasites living in your gut?

Well chances are you do. On stool analyses we find them all the time. It’s a common cause of inflammation in the body and many people with high CRP (C reactive protein, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease) have this test at high levels because of gut inflammation.

On nearly all patients we do this comprehensive stool test to find out if there is anything going on like this, so we can address it and do a de-worm job.

When done right it is very effective and really can make a difference in how you feel and in your future health.

I hope you’re not reading this during lunch – and if it took your appetite away – my apologies.

The best way to find out about this is to come in for a full check up and get the stool test as a part of the evaluation.

I can guarantee you will be happy that you did.

Have a great week,

Dr. David I Minkoff, M.D.

My LifeWorks Success Story

“I’ve been coming to LWWC for about 2 years now – they’ve helped me with numerous infections from allergies, flu-bugs, generally weak immune system, and more! I’ve had the real pleasure to interact with and get to know most of the staff from front desk to HOCATT & IV room – Everyone has been super friendly and very professional – with all health needs!

Without the wonderful & effective treatments I’ve received, I hate to think what would have happened to me… I recommend LWWC to all my friends, family & whenever it’s appropriate to “New” friends. Keep up the great work! J May GOD bless you all!” 

-Kent M.

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Jennifer Baer Hosts Free Seminar


Nurse Practitioner, Jennifer Baer is hosting the first educational seminar at the recently opened Earth Fare in Seminole.

The Gut and Its Hidden Impact on the Body

Come and find out why intestinal disease occurs, how it may be the underlying cause of many conditions and how it can be treated with natural solutions. Jennifer will explain why the gastrointestinal system is often referred to as the second brain, and will discuss the importance of taking care of the system for long-term health and longevity.
When: Thursday, April 20, @ 6:00pm
Where: Earth Fare, Seminole City Center, 7774 113th St N, Seminole

The Success of Prolozone: Case Studies at our Clinic

By Jennifer Baer, ARNP

In a recent newsletter I discussed the effectiveness and the ease of Prolozone and now I will do a brief reiteration.

Chronic pain is caused by poor circulation to joints and ligaments, usually caused by aging or trauma. A decrease in circulation means less oxygen utilization. Less oxygen utilization increases pain and a decrease in tendon and ligament repair.  The cells of the injured areas will repair if they have what is needed.

Prolozone supports the body in repair and regeneration.” It is a homeopathic, nutrient, proliferant, oxygen injection technique,” according to Dr. Frank Shallenbeger, the creator of this technique.  The key ingredients are Procaine, which re-polarize injured cell membranes and improves circulation, and homeopathics which reduce inflammation and edema, the proliferants which stimulate the growth factor production and the ozone stimulates circulation.

This technique can help to heal most chronic injuries and degenerative processes. Conditions that respond to Prolozone are essentially anything associated with pain. Chronic neck pain, chronic back pain, rotator cuff injuries, degenerative and arthritic hips and knees, degenerative discs, plantar fasciitis, carpel tunnel syndrome, TMJ, sciatica, heel spurs, neuromas, tennis elbow, sinus, infections, pelvic disorders, dental infections, post-surgery, non-union fractures sports injuries, pelvic floor syndrome.

Prolozone corrects the pathology of the disorder and about 80% of chronic pain sufferers become pain free, permanently.

I would like to present a few case studies:

Patient #1
This is a 34-year old female. She came to me with lower back pain and neck pain due to overuse. She had a desk job which made her symptoms worse. After the first injection. for one month, she states she had complete 100% resolution of symptoms. She increased activity after one month, the symptoms exacerbated. I proceeded to follow up with injections to her lower back and neck with improvement after each round of injections. With the last set of injections, the neck and back were pain free for about 4 weeks but overall, were steadily improving.

Patient #2
A 58-year old male. I performed Prolozone on his knee. At the time I saw him, he was unable to exercise due to the pain. After one prolozone, his knee pain improved. After 5 Prolozones to his knee, he was able to walk again as part of his exercise regimen.

Patient #3
A 39-year old female who had pain to her neck, lower back and knees. She had gained weight due to inablility to exercise because of the pain. With Prolozone she made steady, slow progress after 10 sessions, is walking now 3 miles a day, losing weight and her pain is 75% improved.

These patients chose Prolozone, this safe, effective modality for treating pain with great success!!!

Read More About Prolozone

 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.