Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

GERD, Leaky Gut & H. Pylori: Optimum Health Report #361

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

Did you know that if you have a resistant H Pylori infection, a low nickel diet can improve the treatment success by 50%? We never use antibiotics for H Pylori because our outcomes are nearly perfect with nutrition supplements alone. From now on, I am going to suggest that patients do it for the 6 weeks that they are on the nutritional program. For more information on the low Nickel diet download this file.

Have a great week.

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is often caused by a spiral shaped bacterium called Helicobacter Pylori (H Pylori).  H Pylori uses its whip-like tail to burrow into the stomach or intestinal walls, causing extreme discomfort.

Acid reflux and heartburn are common digestive conditions that many people experience.  However, when symptoms occur on a weekly basis you may be diagnosed with GERD.  Most people try to manage the discomfort of GERD with over-the-counter medications.

In addition to H Pylori, GERD is caused by frequent acid reflux – the backup of stomach acid or bile into the esophagus.  During the act of swallowing, the lower esophageal sphincter – a circular band of muscle around the bottom part of the esophagus – relaxes to allow food and liquid to flow down into the stomach.  Then it closes again.  However, if this valve relaxes abnormally or weakens, stomach acid can flow back up into your esophagus, causing frequent heartburn.

Click here to learn more about GERD.

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

Dr. Springer Discusses Leaky Gut & Food Allergies

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

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Dr. Minkoff

About Dr. Minkoff

In 1995, Dr. Minkoff's wife became ill and her physicians couldn't find what was wrong. Not accepting their "no hope" conclusion, Dr. Minkoff went on a search to help her which led him out of emergency medicine into complementary and alternative medicine to find the answers. In the process he gained expertise in Biological medicine, 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. The answers he found were soon in demand when others learned of his wife’s return to good health. In response to this, he and his wife, Sue Minkoff RN established LifeWorks Wellness Center in 1997 and it quickly became one of the most comprehensive complementary and alternative medicine clinics in the U.S.