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Food Allergies, Multiple Sclerosis & Diet: Optimum Health Report #357

Food Allergies, Multiple Sclerosis & Diet: Optimum Health Report #357

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

This just came in…..

“Dear Dr.Minkoff,
Thank you for your program and helping me, achieve the goals I had when I came to Center. I don’t have food allergies any more. My fatigue, and inflammation, inability to sleep, and constant pain due to immune system triggers are gone. I am not falling dead sleep after each time I eat, because I eliminated food allergies. Now I know what food to eat so my body does well. I don't have cravings for potatoes and sweets. That in itself is a miracle. I sleep well, work all day long and can think clearly. Thank you so much! 
I can now achieve my goals and have no limits! 
I brought my husband and my son to LWWC, and now they are also well on the road to a more healthy life. 
Thank you for everything!!!”

Would you want these kind of results for yourself or a loved one?

That’s what we specialize in and it can happen for you.

Call us to make an appointment and get your health optimized.

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

Multiple Sclerosis

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, “Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.” (1)

Who Gets Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis affects approximated 2.3 million people worldwide (2).  Scientists are currently studying patterns of the disease and have found a variety of factors that could eventually determine the direct cause of M.S.  These factors include:

  • Geography
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Age
  • Genetics

What Causes Multiple Sclerosis?

There are several factors that can trigger Multiple Sclerosis:

  • Environmental Factors - according to various epidemiologic studies, M.S. is more prevalent in areas far from the equator
  • Immunologic Factors
  • Genetic Factors
  • Infectious Factors - Infectious microbes are yet another possible “trigger” for M.S. 

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis and other autoimmune disease are notorious for their wide scope of symptoms.  While one person can experience only a few to a varying degree, another can experience a multitude of symptoms on and off.  Every case of M.S. is different and not everyone will exhibit the following symptoms. 

According to, these are some of the most common symptoms among M.S. patients:

  • Fatigue – 80% of people will experience fatigue
  • Vision problems – often a first symptom of M.S.
  • Numbness or tingling sensation in hands or feet – often a first symptom
  • Dizziness / vertigo
  • Muscle weakness
  • Difficulties
  • Muscle spasms – more common in the legs
  • Depression – clinical depression is one of the most commons symptoms

Less common symptoms of M.S. include:

  • Speech problems – 25-40% of people will experience speech problems
  • Tremors
  • Headaches
  • Breathing problems
  • Impaired hearing
  • Seizures – 2-5% of people will experience seizures

Seeking Help for Multiple Sclerosis

At LifeWorks Wellness Center, a thorough diagnosis is essential to finding the most effective treatment for you.  Using precise diagnostic procedures, we will differentiate your symptoms and identify the cause of your chronic illness so we can give you the most effective holistic treatment available.

To schedule an appointment with an autoimmune disease specialist or for more information about our services, please call our New Patient Coordinator at (727) 466-6789.


Patient Testimonial

To all of the staff at LifeWorks:

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!  You all have given me my life back.  I am flying home tomorrow with more energy, less pain, and the tools I need to take of myself from now on.  You should all be so proud of the work you do.

Being stuck in the medical system for the past 3 years has revealed to me just how broken and often times uncaring people can be.  But not here!  I have always been treat so kind by everyone.  You guys remember my name and genuinely CARE for me!  Thank you for all your support, encouragement, and genuine love.  I will never forget this place or any of you!!

Much love.

- Kelley


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*Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary based on a patient's medical history and other factors.

Diet Seminar

“Diets, Diets Everywhere – Not a Bite to Eat”

Dr. George Springer will be hosting a Seminar at Nature's Food Patch

Dr. Springer states, “There are literally thousands of weight-loss programs on the market and many contradict each other.  I will talk about what to eat for weight-loss and look at the link between stress and diet.”

At this seminar Dr. Springer will clear up any confusion on what to eat for weight-loss and you will hear about the schedule and history of the current food pyramid.

Seating is limited, so you will want to get there early.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 15th @ 6.30pm
WHERE: Nature’s Food Patch
1225 Cleveland Street, Clearwater, FL 33755

natures food patch 

Is ozone therapy available for sinus conditions?

Click on the video to hear Dr. Springer’s answer.



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

*Subject to credit approval.


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