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Lyme Disease Awareness Month – Optimum Health Report #377

A doctor's stetoscope. Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Dear Readers,

Greetings all!

We received this testimonial this week.

I want to thank everyone at LifeWorks for all the caring treatments I received during my 6 weeks of treatment.  I had been to many doctors in VT and NH knowing in my heart I had Lyme.  Every test I had come back negative (I was told I had Fibromyalgia).  While I wasn’t as sick as some with Lyme, I knew I had it.  Being a very active personal all my life, I wasn’t even able to walk a half mile or stand for long periods of time without being in excruciating pain.  The way the disease works, I knew it was only a matter of time before it would be more debilitating. I was going to be in Florida for the winter, so I started googling Lyme specialists and Dr Minkoff was the first to show up.  I did my research, then made an appointment.  I started treatment for what I was sure I had – Lyme!  (Dr. Minkoff confirmed).  I did 6 weeks of treatment and feel great, without antibiotics.  It is not an easy treatment, but oh so worth it.  I am working to regain my strength and know I will be back hiking again soon.  I miss all the great people at LifeWorks, staff and patients.  Thanks for giving me my life back.”

Would you want to get results like this? Call us and we can help.

Have a great week,

Dr. David I Minkoff, MD

What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is a condition that is spread by deer ticks, and anyone who is bitten by a deer tick has the potential of developing Lyme disease.

A field of flowers with a tick danger sign
Tall trees in the woods, with a tick danger sign. We treat Lyme naturally

Lyme Disease Symptoms

Lyme disease often presents a spectrum of symptoms that are often overlooked as Lyme related symptoms. Patient may not be presenting with the hallmark Lyme rash that develops after a tick or mosquito bite and often don’t recall being bitten, contributing to a high rate of Lyme misdiagnosis.

Lyme Disease & Antibiotics

Treatment with antibiotics for Lyme disease may be effective if the disease is correctly diagnosed in the early stages. However, the longer the patient goes without seeking treatment, Lyme disease may be very difficult to get under control with antibiotics.

Lyme Tests used by LifeWorks doctors
Tick causing Lyme disease. We provide effective lyme treatment at LifeWorks

Lyme Disease Treatment

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in North America and Europe and is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Deer ticks typically carry the bacteria, which they spread to humans while feeding on their blood, but other insects including mosquitoes are also implicated.

Lyme Disease Myths

“Most of the people that we see for Lyme never knew they got a tick bite, never got a bull’s eye rash, never felt fluey, never knew that they got Lyme at all.”

Lyme Testimonial

“There is hope, there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

Have you heard about High Dose Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation?

LifeWorks has recently added the H.D.U.V.B.I. delivery system to its sought-after range of ozone therapies. Click here to learn more.

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.

Doctor Fit and Fabulous Jaime Seeman, MD www.doctorfitandfabulous.com

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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.