Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

Optimum Health Report #298, Cancer, Hocatt, Causes of Diabetes & Major Autohemotherapy

Dr. Minkoff - a doctor with tremenduous experience in treating various diseases

In this Edition

Why do people get cancer?

Cancer cells have an altered metabolism. Otto Warburg identified the altered metabolism of cancer cells back in 1931 and received a Nobel Prize for his work. With this understanding we can improve the outcome in cancer patients even better and prevention is possible. Warburg pointed out that cancer cells can’t produce energy in the normal way and this results in having their cell membranes having low voltage. A healthy cell has a resting membrane voltage of about 70 millivolts. A cancer cell has a resting membrane potential of only around 30 millivolts. Because of the low voltage the cell can’t pull in potassium and push out sodium and this leads to an acid build up in cells. When this occurs, oxygen does not enter the cell in enough quantity and so the cell does not use oxygen to create energy.

When cancer cells lack oxygen they switch to fermentative metabolism. This means low energy (ATP) levels inside of cells…

When this occurs, the cell won’t self-destruct when it is sick. It stays alive and produces more of its kind of cell and spreads throughout the body. This is metastatic cancer.

PULSED ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD treatments can change this. This therapy recharges the cell membrane to normal, increases oxygen delivery to cells, increases potassium influx into cells and removal of cell toxins and improve cell alkalinity.

Using a test called the Cancer Metabolic Profile we can see how much anaerobic metabolism is occurring in the body. This metabolic change precedes actual cancer.

When we combine PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy) with IV Vitamin C, Ozone, Glutathione, diet and detoxification we can restore cell health before the big “C” takes hold.

Call our New Patient Coordinator today at (727) 466-6789 to get more information.

Come in and try our Hocatt Steam Sauna

HocattThe Hocatt is an ozone steam sauna which delivers highly impressive results in a wide range of people. Hocatt stands for “Hyperthermic Ozone and Carbonic Acid Transdermal Therapy” and the machine acts as an ozone steam sauna, in which patients sit with just their head exposed to the air, while their body receives the benefits of an infusion of ozone, carbon dioxide, steam, Photon light and oxygen.

The health benefits of having a session in the Hocatt are extensive. It increases circulation, promotes energy, naturally stimulates anti-oxidant enzyme production, improves absorption of nutrients, improves skin tone and helps relieve many chronic health problems.The Hocatt gives you more energy which gives you the strength to live each day to the fullest.

Multiple conditions can be improved using the Hocatt.  Here are a few:





Lyme Disease

Cervical Yeast





Multiple Sclerosis






Malabsorption Syndrome


Joint Pain

Adrenal Fatigue

Compromised Immune System




General Inflammation

If you have any of these conditions and would like to try the Hocatt, please speak with our New Patient Coordinator at (727) 466-6789 or stop in to see them the next time you are in the clinic.

Dr. Springer Discusses the Causes of Diabetes

This is the second in a new series of videos by LifeWorks’ practitioner, Dr. George Springer, in which he discusses the cause of Diabetes.

Major Autohemotherapy

IV-Blood-Bag MAH is the most common, and in most cases the most effective way ozone is administered. The patient relaxes in a chair in the IV room and h

as 100-250ml of blood removed into a sterilized IV bag. Then ozone is injected into the bag, which is gently shaken, allowing the red and white blood cells to take up the ozone. The ozonated blood is then returned to the body via IV drip. The entire procedure takes about 30-60 minutes.

It is invaluable in the treatment of heart disease and circulatory disorders. Chronic infections such as hepatitis-C, herpes, Lyme, and AIDS respond very favorably to MAH. It is also very helpful in chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune diseases.

Major Autohemotherapy Success Story 

“I am so glad I’ve had the Major Autohemotherapy. It really makes you feel better, gives you more energy and decreases anxiety. I wish I could have extra oxygen all the time!”* – Nicole O.


Ask about Major Autohemotherapy (MAH) on your next visit to the clinic, or call (727) 466-6789 for an appointment.


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.