Dr. David Minkoff’s Health Blog

Optimum Health Report #297 – The Cause of Cancer & Heart Disease plus Patient Success Stories!

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The Cause of Cancer

It was Nobel Prize winner, Otto Warburg, who first identified that cancer cells have an altered metabolism. In 1931, this was a breakthrough and has led to a greater understanding of how cancer may be prevented and how the outcome in cancer patients can be improved. What Warburg discovered is that a long-term lack of oxygen allows for normal healthy cells to turn into cancer cells. How does this occur? Healthy cells function by the respiration of oxygen but when cells are deprived of oxygen they survive on the fermentation of sugar. This means low energy (ATP) levels inside of cells.

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. A healthy cell is continuously pulling in potassium and pushing out sodium in order to function properly but when the energy of the cell is diminished it can no longer do this which leads to a build-up of acid in the cell. This excess of acid means that oxygen cannot enter the cell, the cell has to look elsewhere for a source of energy, which it finds in the fermentation of sugar. The metabolism of cancer cells is approximately eight times greater than the metabolism of normal cells, hence the crave sugar so much in their quest to survive.

So, with this in mind, it becomes clear that boosting oxygen supply is essential in order to prevent cancer occurring, or as part of its treatment. Cancer cells are traditionally unpredictable, often appearing to have vanished after treatment, only to resurface later on. One reason for this is that conventional cancer treatments usually fail to address either the underlying cause of cancer or the conditions that cancer cells thrive in – e.g., lack of oxygen.

Many people think that by increasing oxygen supply to cancer cells it helps them grow  but actually by oxygenating the cell with a better blood supply strengthens blood vessels in cancer cells, making cancer treatments more effective.

Alternative Cancer Prevention and Treatment

At LifeWorks Wellness Center, we use a test called the Cancer Metabolic Profile to see how much anaerobic metabolism is occurring in the body. This metabolic change precedes actual cancer.

If levels are found to be low, we offer a protocol which combines PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy) with IV Vitamin C, Ozone, Glutathione, Kaqun water, diet and detoxification to help restore cell health before the big “C” takes hold.

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field treatments are unique. They recharge the cell membrane to normal, increase oxygen delivery to cells, increase potassium influx into cells, remove cell toxins and improve cell alkalinity.

When working with patients who already have cancer, we complement Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT) with various ozone therapies to flood the cancer cells with an oxygen-rich environment. The ozone therapy also energizes the healthy cells and helps them to fight back against the cancer. We also strengthen the patient’s immune system with IV and oral nutritional protocols which maximize the potential for recovery.

Where to find Alternative Cancer Therapy

LifeWorks Wellness Center is long recognized as one of the foremost natural health clinics in the US. At our Tampa Bay, Florida alternative medicine office we have been offering alternative cancer therapy since we opened our doors in 1997, and thousands of our patients have benefitted from it. Patients fly in from all over the world because they simply can’t find clinics offering alternative cancer treatments and natural medicine for cancer where they live.

We have helped many patients regain their health and we would love to help you, too. To become a patient or for more information feel free to call Tamora at (727) 466-6789 or simply submit an online web inquiry with your request.

Dr. George Springer Discusses the Cause of Heart Disease

This is the first 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 Cardiovascular Disease.

Prolozone & IV Success Story

“I have had remarkable results with prolozone therapy which helped my hip and, unexpectedly, some incontinence at the same time! Also, the auto-immune shots have helped psoriasis.”* C.B.


Patient Success Story –  Finally Doctors Who Listen & Treat Causes

This is why people end up coming to LifeWorks after going a bunch of other places.  It’s nice to come somewhere where the doctors aren’t depriving villages of their idiots. They actually talk to you and can think and come up with a solution.

Thank you so much for making me well – after years of thinking no one could ever help me. – J.M.


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.