Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

Optimum Health Report #343

Optimum health report

Did you know that there are more than 9 billion tons of plastics in our environment?

Plastic is probably everywhere in your life – but according to new research conducted in the very deepest parts of the ocean, that’s true even for the most remote tiny seafloor critters living almost 7 miles below the surface as well.

The tests, which were done on small shellfish found in deep-sea trenches across the Pacific Ocean, haven’t been published in a scientific journal yet and were conducted under the auspices of Sky Ocean Rescue, an anti-plastic pollution campaign run by a European media company.  But this sort of finding has been expected for quite a while.

“These observations are the deepest possible record of microplastic occurrence and ingestion, indicating it is highly likely there are no marine ecosystems left that are not impacted by anthropogenic debris,” lead Researcher Alan Jamieson, a senior lecturer in marine ecology at Newcastle University, in the United Kingdom, said in a press release.

This is no surprise to me as on all new patients we check their bodies for plastic residues as well as hundreds of other environmental chemicals.  These foreign materials get into our organ tissues causing hormone disruption, and into our brains causing all manner of problems with mood, sleep, perception and thinking.

Reducing plastic exposure is very important and getting it out of your body is mandatory.  Stop using cellophane to wrap food, use non plastic containers for food and stop drinking water from plastic bottles.  Make sure your detox systems are functional by cleaning up your gut, liver and kidneys.  Do regular sauna to sweat out the residues.

Here at LifeWorks we are experts in detoxification and can help you get your body in much better shape by getting out plastic and other chemical residues.  Our HOCATT ozone sauna is a very good way to do this.  It makes your skin baby soft and detoxes the chemicals deep in your body to bring you energy and health.

Call us to find out more.  A healthy body is a clean one.  It’s never too late to get yours optimized.

Have a great week.

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

Patient Testimonial

“LifeWorks has been a place of healing for myself and many others. Having Lyme disease, I have had to do intravenous therapy – ‘Ozone and UVBI’.

When I enter the IV room, I am always greeted warmly and with a smile! I appreciate Wanda and Angel’s steadfast care and diligence as well as their warmth and concern, especially when I do not feel well.

Even though I am not fully recovered yet, I am seeing so many positive changes. It is a pleasure to sit and be cared for in such a loving manner.
Thank you IV staff! You are wonderful!”

– Jacqueline G..

Human, beware

Human: Beware!!

By Jennifer Baer, A.R.N.P.

I want to say first and foremost, this is not an article to bash any human being on Earth. This article is to make you, the consumer, aware of some of the important governmental changes that have occurred in our Nation. With the toxic world we live in, we must stay ahead of the contaminants with active ways to keep our bodies pure, such as saunas, vitamins and supplements, exercise and good diet to name a few. This article is about some chemical bans that have been lifted, regulations that have changed and an assortment of these things that silently occur on a governmental level and what we, as well as our loved ones, need to be aware of.

Thyroid Disease Solutions

Since 1997, we’ve been using safe and all natural treatments to help our patients with a variety of thyroid conditions such as Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Disease, Thyroid Nodules, Goiter and Thyroid Cancer.

Our unique approach and testing methods, focus on treating the whole person and not just the symptoms plus our three decades of experience, allows us to accurately zero in on, and uncover, the real underlying causes of disease.

Once we’ve uncovered the cause, we can implement a safe, all-natural thyroid treatment regimen which can help your thyroid achieve optimum health and function. Achieving normal thyroid function once again can have a dramatic impact on the quality of your daily life.

Some of the common symptoms of a malfunctioning thyroid are:

  • Weight gain despite eating sensibly
  • Weight loss, despite eating a good amount of food
  • Feeling cold even in warm weather
  • Increased appetite
  • Increased sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Hair loss
  • Irritability
  • Depression

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, we encourage you to take action today by making an appointment with us.  Call (727) 466-6789.  We are here to help.

Dr. Springer Talks Boosting your Immune System

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. David Minkoff, Medical Director

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 wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr. Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr. Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr. Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some 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. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy, and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr. Minkoff is one of the most in-demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best-selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein. The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness. Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 43 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teaches to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.