LifeWorks Wellness Center Blog
Optimum Health Report # 323
In This Edition:
- Hope For Help
- Dr. Springer on Acne
- Lifeworks Success
- What Causes Autoimmune Disease?
- Dr. Minkoff on Autoimmune Disease
- LifeWorks Accepts Care Credit
Look what came in this week...
For all of you who know people who have been everywhere and gotten nowhere - here is some hope, as this fine gentleman was one of them, until he came to LifeWorks...
“Dear Dr M,
I am doing home ozone every day along with coffee enemas for detox. Also purchased me a Vibe Plate from Bullet Proof. Looks like the double 17 day protocol was the ticket.
HERE’S THE GOOD PART!!!
I am feeling better and STRONGER each day.
This is awesome. I think we have flipped the immune switch back on.
Thanks again for all you do. I know it’s hard sometimes to realize how important each of us are, but you guys there at the clinic are really changing people’s lives.
With all my gratitude.”
Are you in need of help? That’s our specialty. Call us and come in for an evaluation.
Have a great week,
Dr. David I Minkoff, M.D.
Ask Dr. Springer
I am nearly 30 but I have terrible acne breakouts. Can you help?
My Lifeworks Success Story
“13 months ago when I first walked into Lifeworks I was at death door. All previous doctors labeled me with IBS and referred me to psychiatrists. They wrote prescriptions for various drugs that only made me sicker.
When I came to Lifeworks and read the success stores on the wall, I promised myself that I would be writing one on my 1 year anniversary. One year ago I had my pic line placed in my arm and began IV treatments. As I sat in the chair getting my IV treatments once in a while a patient would show up looking so healthy, smiling, and enjoying their day. They knew all the staff and would talk about how well they were and back working. I thought to myself, is this really possible? I had already started altering my life to one of living as disabled. Is it possible I could get my old life back? That is why I am writing this story. The answer is yes!
Another patient told me in the waiting room on my 4th IV treatment that Lyme is not curable, it devastated me but I decided to listen to Dr. Minkoff and not this patient. I wanted to share that it was not easy but with persistence, dedication, and a strong drive to be well and take my life back, I listened to and followed Dr. Minkoff’s treatment plan. I went from 99 pounds to a healthy 118 pounds. I have more strength and muscle than I have ever had in my 45 years of life.
I spent 4 months with IV treatments and the past year taking all the supplements recommended. I stuck to a strict low carb diet, used mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and exercised at the gym almost daily rebuilding my muscles and doing cardio.
When I met Dr. Minkoff it changed my life forever. I lived in a dying body and he gave me the knowledge I needed to fight disease. I love myself for the first time and I am careful not to expose myself to toxins. I understand now that what I eat, drink, breath, touch, think affects my health, as well as the people I choose to let in my life. I was unable to work for the past 2 years. I just successfully completed 1 month at my new full time job. I am still healing but I would estimate I am at 90% well whereas 1 year ago I was at 10%. I am so thankful that the next visit to Lifeworks, I am that healthy smiling person, who knows the staff, talking about my new job.
Thank you Dr. Minkoff and the Lifeworks staff !!!”
What is Auto Immune DIsease?
Autoimmune disease is triggered when the body’s immune system literally starts attacking itself. The immune system exists to protect the body from what it sees as “foreign invaders” such as bacteria and viruses. In order to do this, the immune system must be able to differentiate between self and non-self. When it fails to do this, it starts attacking healthy cells in the body because it thinks they are harmful and this sets an autoimmune response in motion.
What Causes Autoimmune Disease
When a cell looks like a cell should, the immune system can recognize it as “safe” and will leave it alone. However, if a cell changes its shape and becomes unrecognizable, that’s when the immune system starts an all-out attack, seeing it as a threat to the body. Many things can cause a cell’s shape to change including exposure to toxins, drug use, smoking and gluten.
What are Autoimmune Diseases
Many people ask “what is an autoimmune disease?” because few people are told by their practitioner “you have an autoimmune disease, now here’s what you do.” Much more common is the diagnosis of the condition which has been caused by the autoimmunity, so they may be told “you have Crohn’s, Graves’ disease, or MS” and the fact that their condition falls in the autoimmune category may never be mentioned or explained.
Common autoimmune diseases include autoimmune hepatitis, Alopecia areata, thyroid disease (Hashimoto’s and Graves’ disease), Guillain-Barre syndrome, Inflammatory bowel disease, (Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis) Psoriasis and Rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr. Minkoff Explains Why the Body Attacks Itself in AutoImmune Disease
*Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary based on a patient's medical history and other factors.