Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

Optimum Health Report #337

Dr Minkoff is Founder and Medical Director at LifeWorks

Greetings all!

Your body is exposed to aluminum every day.

Is this a problem?


Long-term exposure to aluminum can increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 60%.

Absorbing any amount of aluminum is harmful.

Aluminum enters your body when you breathe, eat, or drink. But only a fraction is absorbed by your body this way, because your lungs, stomach, and kidneys work together and eliminate over 95% of ingested aluminum.

But aluminum applied to your skin can build up to toxic levels. One of the most common ways this happens is through something most of us do every day.

It happens when you put on antiperspirant.

Aluminum is a major ingredient in most name-brand antiperspirants. And while you may apply only a small amount of antiperspirant to your skin, using it day after day can result in chronic exposure to aluminum. And this can lead to Alzheimer’s.

It can also lead to breast cancer. The aluminum goes into the skin, lymph nodes and into the breast.

I came across an interesting study showing that you will retain 40% of aluminum that bypasses your body’s natural elimination pathways like the kidneys.

And evidence shows that aluminum stays in the body for 15 days after using an antiperspirant.

It is now clear that long-term exposure to aluminum in the brain can cause not only neurological disorders, but real neurodegenerative damage.

Most commercial antiperspirants contain aluminum. Don’t use them. Options for deodorants are

  • Rock crystal salts
  • Natural alternatives made with essential oils

PS. For supplements that support your body’s natural detoxification processes, go to www.bodyhealth.com

Have a great week.
Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

Lyme Disease Patient Testimonial


This injection technique is mainly used for female disorders but it can also be used to treat men.

Frankenhauser is a type of neural therapy. It focuses on a bundle of nerves in the pelvic region known as the Frankenhauser ganglia. These nerves regulate the function of the sex organs. When they are not functioning correctly it may lead to conditions such as:

  • Endometriosis
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Pelvic pain
  • Low libido
  • Adhesions from surgeries
  • Infertility
  • Lower back pain
  • Hip pain

The cells in the body are constantly renewing themselves, taking in nutrients and eliminating waste. When the cells are preforming this task efficiently, the person should be problem free. However, sometimes the cells become sluggish and they are unable to eliminate waste properly. This can cause problems in the function of the Frankenhauser ganglia.

How is the Frankenhauser Technique Administered?
If Frankenhauser ganglia dysfunction is diagnosed as being at the root of a patient’s problem, the LifeWorks’ Practitioner will inject the area with a mixture of:

  • vitamins
  • homeopathic anti-inflammatories
  • procaine
  • saline
  • ozone

This stimulates the cells in the area and helps remove debris.

Could the Frankenhauser Technique help me?
If you are interested in finding out whether the Frankenhauser technique might benefit you, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to discuss your symptoms, history and determine if this technique is suitable for you.

Patient Testimonial

“The treatment that I hate to love! First, I am claustrophobic so I didn’t think I would handle the HOCATT very well. Second, I do not handle heat very well. Thank God for Amelia being the person that runs the HOCATT. She is so kind and gentle, loving and so much more. She made the HOCATT a breeze. So much so that I chose to do 10 more sessions after the first 10 went so smooth. Amelia is the best person to be the HOCATT technician. I love the HOCATT due to Amelia!!”
– Denise. B

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All the staff at LifeWorks Wellness Center are here to help our patients through their programs and guide them through their journey to better health.

We are so proud of all our patients with their hard work and commitment to following their programs.

Click here if you would like to write a success story on how LifeWorks has helped improve your health.

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.