Health Conditions

Mercury Poisoning

Amalgam fillings causing Mercury Poisoning

Mercury has been found in some infant vaccines, silver dental fillings as well as contaminated fish. Exposure to mercury leads to the disease we know as mercury poisoning, which can produce toxic effects in high enough doses.

Toxic effects include damage to the brain, kidney, and lungs and symptoms typically include sensory impairment (vision, hearing, speech), disturbed sensation and a lack of coordination. Mercury is a carcinogenic and is often partly responsible for chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic candida infections and many autoimmune disease.

Many Tampa Bay residents have had exposure to high levels of mercury and have been helped by visiting LifeWorks. We can help you too, so call our Clearwater clinic for an appointment at (727) 466-6789.

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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.