Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

Is Leaky Gut the Source of Your AutoImmune DIsease? – Optimum Health Report #370

Leaky gut - source of your autoimmune disease

Dear Readers,
Greetings all!

Another nice success came in this week. Take a read…

“Dr. Minkoff was the first to diagnose me with three tick borne illnesses after the indirect (antibody) test from my primary was false negative.

I suffered 7 years and ended up with chest pain and air hunger symptoms, walked out of my job because of mental health symptoms before finding LifeWorks. Besides being the most thorough diagnosis process I’ve ever been through, Dr Minkoff also addressed all of the secondary infections, leaky gut syndrome and balanced out my neurotransmitters, and autoimmune inflammation. They will ‘triage’ your testing and treatment to do what’s most necessary first if you tell them money is a factor.

I am back to work part-time, neurologically functional and was free from reactivated EBV for a full 6 months. LifeWorks Wellness center was a turning point in my health and future. Worth the cost and the waiting. Many Thanks!”

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

A woman suffering from chronic stomach pain, wondering about a good treatment

Leaky Gut

Leaky gut syndrome, also known as increased intestinal permeability, often goes unrecognized but is actually quite common.

Patient Testimonial

“He showed me that I had Lyme disease, a chronic virus and also had auto-immune condition along with leaky gut, hypothyroid, GI infections and a parasite issue and possible other deficiencies”

Dr. Minkoff Talks about Leaky Gut

“Most of us, to some degree, have leaky gut.”

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

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.