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Dr. Minkoff on Healthcare Champions: Gut Health

Dr. Minkoff discusses chronic illness and how it relates to their teeth and gums health

Healthcare Champions – a new weekly show that airs on CW44_TampaBay, featuring LifeWorks’ Dr. David Minkoff.

Good Gut Health Can Determine Your Overall Health

Your gut health will determine how your body attacks the “bad guys” and absorbs the nutrition and uses the “good guys”.

Poor Gut health can end up in such symptoms as:

  • Gerd
  • Heart Burn
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Leaky Gut
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Diarrhea

These gut health symptoms will often be treated with drugs to prevent stomach acid. The problem with handling the gut health symptoms rather than the source means you can make the sitaution worse. If you are using acid blocking prescriptions to handle your Gerd symptoms you are allowing the “bad guys” to proceed into your intestines causing your intestinal walls to break down and leak chemicals into your body.

Hippocrates said “…all disease begins in the colon…” and that “…constipation is man’s deadliest disease…”. He’s right!

Diet is extremely important for a healthy gut. Healthy, organic, non-GMO food will support your gut health. If your gut doesn’t feel well, GERD, heartburn, bloating, gas, diarrhea, or constipation, you need someone to figure out what is wrong with your gut and get it sorted out so it can be a happy place again.

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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.