Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

Optimum Health Report #300 – Misdiagnosed with Parkinson’s, IV Therapy Benefits & Problems with Weight Loss

Dr Minkoff in the Summer of 2014

In this Edition

Greetings! This wonderful testimonial on the next page was posted on the LifeWorks Facebook page. It illustrates that people with serious chronic illness can recover. They just have to know what to do. We know what to do. We help people get well… Naturally.

Have a great week and enjoy this amazing testimonial!

Dr. David I Minkoff M.D.

Misdiagnosed with Parkinson’s

“This is the clinic that saved my life.

I first went there as support for someone else. I had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s by two neurologist. I had also endured chronic pain which had been attributed to depression. I had brain fog. My sleep was horrible. My digestion wasn’t working. I was slowly losing the left side of my body, shaking and falling. My left foot dragged. My hair was falling out, my eyes turned chicken fat yellow and ran moist. I was declining and told there was nothing I could do with the exception of treating the symptoms with medication for quality of life.

Then came a turn in events…While keeping Sam company during his IV treatments for a dental infection at LifeWorks, I started hearing my symptoms being spoken by fellow patients in the room. It all sounded familiar….. Too familiar…

Sam encouraged me to see Dr. Minkoff and listen to what he had to say. I really didn’t have any positive expectations. My body had been so weak that I had gone as far as visiting some of my loved ones not knowing how much longer I would be able to travel. I had come to peace with my misdiagnosed condition, and was even quietly making my final arrangements as my body weaken.

Dr. Minkoff listened to my list of ailments and ordered every test: Saliva, urine, blood and stool. I was tested for amino acids, hormone levels, heavy metals, food allergies, Lyme disease …. Lots if reports and changes.

It turned out I had lead poisoning and Lyme disease. I pulled my two root canal teeth leaving holes in my once perfect teeth. And then the unexpected: a monumental turn around. With treatment those ailments began to resolve. My “Parkinson’s” is disappearing as well as my “depression”. I am digesting food again. My Lyme is in remission. And the pain is gone WITHOUT PILLS.

I’m not 100% yet. I am weak as a kitten and shake some. After all, I had been declining for quite a while so it is going to take a while to build back up. I’m definitely building, doing more more each day.

I’m so happy with LifeWorks and Dr. Minkoff. My goal of celebration is to learn how to run at the end of this recovery. Thank you LifeWorks Wellness Center for giving me an unexpected future!!!”*  — M.S.

Dr.Springer on the Causes of Inability to Lose Weight

This is the second in a new series of videos by LifeWorks’ practitioner, Dr. George Springer, in which he discusses how important it is to identify the root cause of a condition, as opposed to just masking its effects.

This week’s topic is Weight Loss.

Why IV Therapy is Essential for Good Health

In today’s modern society of nutrient depleted food (fast food, processed food, vegetables picked green and shipped thousands of miles and stored in coolers for weeks or months before we eat them), and daily exposure to hundreds of toxic chemicals, our bodies are “left out in the cold” so to speak, and health suffers.

Many times, trying to replenish the sick body by taking more oral nutrients does not work because the digestive system is so broken, it cannot absorb them. Luckily, at LifeWorks we have a way around this with the IV therapy we offer in Clearwater.


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.