LifeWorks Wellness Center Blog
Most of us grow up listening to our parents. Most of our parents listen to the doctors and dentists they trust in. The dentists listen to the medical boards and the wealth of information that the studies present.
The studies are run, most of us not knowing if they are tainted or not, by well-meaning people but people who, nonetheless, have a certain view of things.
That is why I am so grateful for the brave individuals who present, often the other side or the other view of products, ingredients, medications, diseases, and a host of other issues that at least give a glimpse or mild information that expands our mind to at least think that all we are handed, may not be 100% accurate.
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Confused by all the information and dis-information out there about Medical Cannabis and the Ketogenic Diet and how to use them to treat cancer and chronic disease?...
Virtually all of our Lyme patients get better. I can say that categorically. They come from all over: East coast, West Coast, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, Hawaii.
We recently had a patient, who is an ex pro athlete, with overwhelming fatigue and brain fog. This patient was sick for years but after 6 weeks of treatment he was feeling "normal” again.
If you have Lyme, come in and do our program. For most in 2-4 months, you'll regain your health.
We are really good at this. Call for an appointment today!
Have a great week.
Dr. David I Minkoff, MD
Want to have some fun, get a workout and be a kid again?
Try the Boomerangball.
My Aussie friend Rob brought this over a few weeks ago and I have been having so much fun with it that I thought many of you would enjoy it too. You can't go wrong and after some practice, I am getting pretty good at it.
Have a great week.
Dr. David I Minkoff, MD
Did you know that there are more than 9 billion tons of plastics in our environment?
Plastic is probably everywhere in your life – but according to new research conducted in the very deepest parts of the ocean, that’s true even for the most remote tiny seafloor critters living almost 7 miles below the surface as well.
The tests, which were done on small shellfish found in deep-sea trenches across the Pacific Ocean, haven’t been published in a scientific journal yet and were conducted under the auspices of Sky Ocean Rescue, an anti-plastic pollution campaign run by a European media company. But this sort of finding has been expected for quite a while.
“These observations are the deepest possible record of microplastic occurrence and ingestion, indicating it is highly likely there are no marine ecosystems left that are not impacted by anthropogenic debris,” lead Researcher Alan Jamieson, a senior lecturer in marine ecology at Newcastle University, in the United Kingdom, said in a press release.
This is no surprise to me as on all new patients we check their bodies for plastic residues as well as hundreds of other environmental chemicals. These foreign materials get into our organ tissues causing hormone disruption, and into our brains causing all manner of problems with mood, sleep, perception and thinking.
Reducing plastic exposure is very important and getting it out of your body is mandatory. Stop using cellophane to wrap food, use non plastic containers for food and stop drinking water from plastic bottles. Make sure your detox systems are functional by cleaning up your gut, liver and kidneys. Do regular sauna to sweat out the residues.
Here at LifeWorks we are experts in detoxification and can help you get your body in much better shape by getting out plastic and other chemical residues. Our HOCATT ozone sauna is a very good way to do this. It makes your skin baby soft and detoxes the chemicals deep in your body to bring you energy and health.
Call us to find out more. A healthy body is a clean one. It’s never too late to get yours optimized.
Have a great week.
Dr. David I Minkoff, MD
I want to say first and foremost, this is not an article to bash any human being on Earth. This article is to make you, the consumer, aware of some of the important governmental changes that have occurred in our Nation. With the toxic world we live in, we must stay ahead of the contaminants with active ways to keep our bodies pure, such as saunas, vitamins and supplements, exercise and good diet to name a few. This article is about some chemical bans that have been lifted, regulations that have changed and an assortment of these things that silently occur on a governmental level and what we, as well as our loved ones, need to be aware of.
At LifeWorks we strive to do only one thing: To help our patients achieve their optimum health.
Every person who works in our clinic is focused on that one outcome. Some who come to us are very ill, with life threatening conditions like cancer, Lyme, autoimmune disease or Alzheimer's. Others are struggling with diabetes, high blood pressure, fatigue or low hormones and want a better quality of life. No matter what, each person that we see is given an individual program to meet their needs and help their condition. We do not have a cookie cutter that we stamp our patients with. With this approach we get the best results of any clinic anywhere.
This year I am proud to say that we had our highest ever in number of people helped and that gives me the highest satisfaction and pleasure to let you know that. And it boosts my enthusiasm to do even better next year....
I used to love bread. According to the bible and dozens of other cultures it’s the staff of life. Pure golden wheat bread - smell the aroma of freshly toasted bread!
But alas, no more. I can't eat it. Makes me bloat and after a couple of days my joints hurt. This has been true for years.
Getting well will never happen with a toxic mouth. I preach this every day and have successes with very sick patients every day by making sure their mouth is healthy. In my experience, the most toxic thing in the mouth is a root canal tooth.
Almost all of them will show abscesses on CT scan. These are pockets of pus two inches from the brain and on a major nerve channel that goes right into the brain with no relay point.
Earlier this year there was a film crew from Australia that come to interview me for a movie on this subject. The movie maker was almost killed from the side effects of having a root canal done. This is the trailer for the upcoming movie. It is dramatic and very to the point. Please watch it. It will make you rethink dentistry.
One of the great physicians of the last 75 years was Dr. Abram Hoffer. He pioneered the use of vitamins and minerals as therapy. He stated that there was always a natural substance that could do better than any drug for some body condition. He wrote prolifically and published many articles on using natural substances. He called this Orthomolecular medicine. He recently died after over 90 years of a full life.
Here are my favorite Hoffer quotes:
"Drugs make a well person sick. Why would they make a sick person well?"...
Writing these articles is one of my favorite things to do. It is another way to inform people of the stealth impacts on the body and the ways and means to fix it. After all, our bodies can be likened to our very own specialized automobiles. Perhaps by habit, genetic tendencies or by some spiritual oversight, the majority of humans tend to wait until our “car”, our own bodies, are in a state of utter disrepair before we bring it in for service.
Many of us have this childhood fantasy that the mainstream physicians will take care of our long term health problems. Forgetting that the physicians of today are trained to dispense the pill to get rid of the symptom. C’mon, let’s awaken to the effects of the pills itself.
If your car has a flat tire, 9 times out of 10 you will get a new tire, not patch it up. Why do we treat our bodies differently? Well, let’s not patch it up. Let’s repair the one we have!...
I think most of us as humans, naturally trust. We naturally trust what is said to us. We naturally trust our families, our loved ones and even our governments, whether global or local. I am not saying that governments aren’t trustworthy as that’s another issue. I think that as a group they are well-meaning individuals who show up to work like you and I, and often only do what they are told.
The reason I am saying this is because I think of the rise in cancers, Auto Immune illness and psychiatric illnesses. The rise in all of it. The rise in all of the chaos in the world. The rise in the mass shootings. It’s all one big soup pot that we are in the mix of. The only way I see that we can rise above the mass population, in consciousness, in behavior and in impact on humanity is through knowledge. Knowledge is the way out....
Consider my definition of truth in science and medicine: That which is true because it produces results as a therapy for the patient in improving his health, his beingness and his ability to do things. Take a look at what the current editor of the Lancet Medical Journal states about the current state of science:
“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.” – Dr. Richard Horton, the current editor-in-chief of the Lancet – considered to be one of the most well respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world. (source)
Are you on supplemental Iodine?
If not, you should be unless you are eating a lot of seaweed or nori.
See below for a very nice review of what Iodine does and why you need it.
I recommend all of my patients take about 6 mg per day. That is safe and will provide you with enough so that your body's Iodine levels are in good range.
Have a great week.
Dr. David I Minkoff, M.D.
*Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary based on a patient's medical history and other factors.