Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

Optimum Health Report #327

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

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How Healthy or Toxic Is This?

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

I just ran across something really good.

Have you heard of the app Think Dirty? It’s not what it sounds. It’s an app that you can put any bathroom product in and it’ll tell you how healthy or toxic it is. I use this for everything and it’s revolutionized my skincare and personal products. With all the crud in personal care products, this can help you get a quick look at what in in something before you add that toxic stuff to your body.

Have a great week.

Dr. David I Minkoff, M.D.

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This article is for those who only want to get a great, easy form of exercise, with amazing benefits, and takes only minutes a day. Given that most of us desire this, I would expect that most of you will read this article.It started in the 1960’s. Researchers were trying to find a way to help astronauts to overcome the bad effects of weightlessness in space, and came across this device that exceeded their expectations in benefits to health and to the body.

First, let me tell you what it is, what it does, and then I will tell you what positive effects it has on the body. The machine is a plate which rests on the ground and vibrates. You stand on the plate and hold on to a bar on each side of you. Certain plates vibrate in certain directions and from my research, you want to make sure the plate vibrates vertical. A horizontal vibration does not have the same positive effects that I will be sharing with you.

As most of us know, gravity pulls us down. The vibra-plate provides a counter effect to this process. With the counter wave that is produced by the vibra-plate, it is providing the same effect as gravity but from the other side and therefore, our body is caught in the middle of these waves and the balancing effect on the body is very beneficial.

So much so that for morbidly obese or diabetics, it is as effective as regular exercise.

Studies have shown that only 12 minutes on the plate can equal 1.5 hours of working out with weights. That is pretty amazing results. (1) The vibra-plate does not offer aerobic workouts but is more similar to weightlifting without using weights.

In addition, benefits are:

  • increased muscle strength
  • increase of certain hormones in the body
  • increase in fat loss(one study showed 54% more visceral fat loss when compared to traditional aerobics and strength training (2)
  • improves neurological issues
  • improves flexibility
  • improves age related muscle wasting
  • reduces pain
  • reduces cellulite
  • increases lymphatic movement
  • decreases risk of osteoporosis

Another advantage is for the elderly or those who have a difficult time getting around, it will provide benefits as discussed above as well as cardiovascular benefits, increase blood flow through stiffening veins and will support lowering of blood pressure.

The vibra-plate can also be used as an adjunct to workouts. As a warm-up or cool down, or even to add the benefit of it to a regular exercise regime. There are a few contraindications or reasons not to use this machine. One is blood clots. Electronic Implants of any kind or a history of being pregnant or seizures.

The benefits of this machine are worth looking into as a health care support.

Ask your practitioner for more information!!

1-http://www.vibratech.co.il/_Uploads/dbsAttachedFiles/163.-A-Revolution-in-Fitness-Wellness-and-Healing(3).pdfDr. Minkoff using the Vibra-Plate

2-Maturitas 2009 May 20;63(1):79-83 

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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.