Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

Optimum Health Report #328

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

In This Edition:

Operational Bodies

Dear Readers,
Greetings all!
There is a concept that something is operational when it works the way it is supposed to, without attention and without compromise.
When you push the switch, the motor turns on. Every time. No fail. If you have to jimmy the switch, or just push it a certain way, or put in a hope factor before you push it because it sometimes doesn’t work, that is not operational.
Probably everyone lives with various things in the environment that are not operational. They sometimes work and sometimes don’t. From my own experience one can go into apathy about such things and just ignore them, or not use them, or just forget them. Unfortunately, they are never forgotten, because that lingering nagging underneath awareness is that one knows that damn thing won’t usually work and worry can set in that when you need it most, it won’t. One can even lose sleep over such things.
This can apply to one’s body as well. Can your body be counted on to perform? Could you run for a bus and not have a heart attack? Could you lift a heavy object off someone if it fell on them? Could you stay up all night for an emergency and keep your mental sharpness?
Having the body operational is much more important than having any other machine in such capacity.
If you answered no to any of the above questions about your body being operational, it might be good to take some action and get your body so it is operational. This will require some work but is very satisfying. Not only will you look good in the mirror, but the confidence you will feel is real.
One of our goals at LifeWorks is to help you become operational.
We can test your heart and lungs and biochemistry and get you in the best condition you can be in.
Then you will be operational and that makes living fun and fulfilling and allows you to take on new challenges with confidence.
Call us if you want to learn more about this.
Have a great week.
Dr. David I Minkoff, M.D.

Mercury Poisoning

Have you ever really sat down and thought about what toxins may be in our bodies?

The air that we breathe isn’t as clean and pollutant free as it once was.  The food we eat isn’t as chemical free as we would like either.

Mercury toxicity is a huge concern, and it is mainly caused from mercury amalgams. At LifeWorks, we recommend that all mercury fillings be removed and replaced by a biological dentist.

Call (727) 466-6789 today to schedule an appointment with one of our practitioners and ask about our Heavy Metal Testing.

You won’t believe what’s inside your body!

Here is a video on mercury poisoning which Dr. Minkoff was asked to contribute to.

drM metal detox video

HOCATT Testimonial

“I have been coming to LifeWorks for approximately 2 months now. The HOCATT has been one of my treatments of protocol.

I would like to say that I enjoy the “ozone sauna” as it is very relaxing and rejuvenating! But I also would like to commend Amelia for her bright, warm smile that greets me each time! Amelia is a thoughtful “mother hen” who sees to it we are well cared for with water and who is there to “blot our brows” and faces when sweaty. She is always positive and makes light yet enjoyable conversation. It’s nice to be around her as she genuinely works from a heart of love!”


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HoCatt2An awesome way to detox the body is our HOCATT treatment.

Hyperthermic Ozone and Carbonic Acid Transdermal Therapy, also known as HOCATT, is a popular treatment here at LifeWorks.

The HOCATT is an ozone steam sauna where a patient sits inside with their head exposed to the air. This is a 30 minute treatment where the patient relaxes while the machine does all the hard work. The sauna heats up to a comfortable temperature and carbonic acid (carbon dioxide) is infused into the sauna. This opens up the body’s pores to allow the ozone to penetrate. After a few minutes, the carbonic acid is removed and the sauna is infused with ozone.  As the sauna fills with steam, the Photon infrared light helps to increase blood flow and circulation in the body. This enables the body to accelerate its healing and provide faster pain relief. The HOCATT also helps the body detox, increase the patient’s blood oxygen level and metabolism; and overall increase energy. During the treatment, the patient will wear a nasal cannula that delivers pure oxygen through the nasal passages. This helps boost the immune system as well.

Throughout the treatment, our HOCATT Technician will be there to wipe your brow and give you mineral water to drink.  Just sit back and relax!!!

Read More About HocattDr. Minkoff using the Vibra-Plate

Learn More About Ozone Therapy at LifeWorks

Dr. Springer Discusses Menopause and Perimenopause


HOCATT Testimonial

Dear Drs. Springer and Morgan,
Thank you for all your help in ascertaining the root of my health problem. It is unfortunate that most doctors these days don’t uncover the root and work to fix it. They only want to manage the symptoms.
It was mostly a pleasure working with you.
Sincerely, Lynn A


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LifeWorks Accepts Care Credit
LifeWorks 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. 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.