Chase Chewning is a Certified Health Coach with degrees in Exercise Science and Health Promotion and a former Army Staff Sergeant. He has taken his career into new realms, producing his podcast “Ever Forward” around wellness, mindset, entrepreneurship, fitness, and a range of other inspiring topics. He works with individuals on personal development and business coaching, fostering his motto of “live a life forever forward.”
His podcast has achieved remarkable success, with an ever-expanding global audience. In this episode, Chase interviews Dr. David Minkoff on boosting your immune system during COVID-19. Listen to the entire podcast, or check out the highlights here.
This episode covers:
2:15 – Dr. Minkoff lists out some of the top risk factors for severe illness from COVID-19, including taking prescription medications, diabetes, or a flu shot. He covers how when he was an ER doctor, and patients arrived in the emergency room, the average patient was on about 12 prescription medications.
7:51 – Dr. Minkoff explains that things are calming down regarding COVID-19 and how he believes the problem is more politics than medicine. He says there is little evidence that masks work, but we are required to wear them. He discusses personal responsibility related to the virus and how the choices you make are your responsibility.
9:12 – People who are health compromised should take measures to protect themselves. He speaks on riding motorcycles without helmets and the dangers, but if you make that choice, you should not expect the state to pay for your treatment, as taking that risk was a choice you alone made.
11:18 – Dr. Minkoff speaks about personal responsibility and how people with some health conditions or who are older are more susceptible to COVID-19 often due to being on many medications. He discusses how a flu shot increased the likelihood of catching the disease, how obesity was a factor, and how correcting an unhealthy lifestyle is critical in restoring health.
13:45 – Dr. Minkoff talks on the Nuremberg trials and the set of human rights guidelines that protected the right to decide whether you will undergo a procedure or take medication. He mentions the virus is “not a nothing,” but how every year, about 600,000 people die of cancer – which is a preventable condition and largely ignored as an epidemic despite death rates as high as COVID-19.
20:00 – An explanation of how the numbers of severe COVID-19 cases could have been drastically reduced if world leaders had directed people not to have a flu shot, had helped ensure everyone had healthy vitamin D levels, and had urged people to eat healthy organic foods – not fast food or food from a package or box.
21:54 – Dr. Minkoff discusses diabetes and how if you have this condition, COVID-19 can be extremely dangerous. He also explains that, with the right diet, both blood pressure and blood sugar can come down.
32:46 – Dr. Minkoff reveals how he manages what is essential to him, his ethical standards, and his process of rating himself on what is important to him, including family, pets, business, patients, and athletics, diet, and other facets of his life.
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Dr. David 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 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 wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some 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. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr Minkoff is one of the most in demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein.
The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness.
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