Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

Optimum Health Report #351

A natural sunflower

Dear Readers,

Greetings all.

We had some great answers to the quiz from the last newsletter. Here are two of the best and the winners.

1. Which are the most numerous, the living or the dead?

THE DEAD of course, but we only see those alive and the live appear to be more. — J.K.

Living… can’t be the dead — M.S. 

2. Which is oldest, the day or the night?

God said Let there be light before it was… So I’d say night. — J.K.

Night is longer… — M.S. 

3. How can a man become a God?

He can not, but Sacrifice may get them remembered. Or one can be a phone god by inventing iPhone  — J.K.

Die — M.S. 

4. How long is it good for a man to live?

Longer than women!? — J.K.

As long as he lives. — M.S. 

5. Bonus question: Who asked these questions and to whom? 

Who-Alexander. To whom-gymnosophists — J.K

General in the Art of War….his soldiers. — M.S. 

Here below are the official answers! This is taken from the book Twelve Against The Gods by William Bolitho. A very interesting book on the greatest adventurers in human history. Here according to the author are the answers…

1. Which are the most numerous, the living or the dead?

The living for the dead no longer exist.

2. Which is oldest, the day or the night?

The day, by one day.

3. How can a man become a God?

By doing what is impossible for a man to do.

4. How long is it good for a man to live?

As long as he does not prefer death to life.

5. Bonus question: Who asked these questions and to whom? 

The king accepted all the answers and killed none of them.

It was Alexander the Great questioning Jaine Sages in India after his conquest and shortly before he returned to Babylon and died at the age of 34.

Have a great week,

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

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More on Monsanto!

For those of you who have not heard of Monsanto, it is the newest dirty word in some circles we travel in.

Monsanto’s website states, “Monsanto is an agricultural company, helping farmers large and small grow food more sustainably.

However, there is a different belief about Monsanto out there. They are accused of being a power hungry, money thirsty company and are only interested in money.

One more corporation not only bringing down American small businesses, but they are bringing down American’s health as well.

Monsanto is known for the worst 3 letter word known to man! GMO, otherwise known as Genetically Modified Organisms.

Dr. Springer Talks About Environmental Toxins

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Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms

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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.