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Paul Chek Interview | Detoxification, Proteins and Your Health

by Dr. David Minkoff June 18, 2021 3 min read 0 Comments

Paul Chek Interview | Detoxification, Proteins and Your Health



How much does our environment — not to mention conventional medicine — really harm our health?

Did you use a non-stick frying pan to do some cooking? How is the quality of the air you breathe in your home? Did your dentist recommend new fillings at a recent visit?

All of these things and more can add up to serious health problems with heavy metal toxicity, a challenge I’ve faced in my life too! It can show up as brain fog, momentary blindness and even concussion-like symptoms...

“Dr. David Minkoff, my guest on this week’s Living 4D podcast, has experienced those very same challenges first-hand, which is why I want to share his wisdom with you.

And Dr. Minkoff has A LOT of wisdom when it comes to this topic. He is my go-to expert whenever I have a client that is suffering from heavy metal toxicity and he's helped me coach many a client back to health. – Paul Chek

In this episode of Living 4D, Dr. David Minkoff joins Paul Chek, a world-renowned expert in kinesiology, stress management, and holistic wellness, to discuss the problems people face with environmental toxins heavy metals.

  • 9:09 – Dr. Minkoff describes his journey to medicine, including how he decided he was going to be a doctor at age 6.
  • 14:02 – How Dr. Minkoff’s switch to functional medicine began when his wife suffered from mercury toxicity, which went undiagnosed by many doctors and presented worsening symptoms.
  • 24:37 – Dr. Minkoff describes how he developed Metal-Free as a real, effective solution to heavy metal toxicity for his patients.
  • 39:53 – Paul and Dr. Minkoff discuss how common heavy metal toxicity is, including the staggering number of people Dr. Minkoff has tested who have high levels of metals and chemicals in their bodies.
  • 54:52 – Common symptoms and health challenges associated with heavy metal toxicity.
  • 1:05:21 – Dr. Minkoff explains how traditional medicine works in emergency situations, but how it can actually be deadly when applied to everyday health problems.
  • 1:20:16 – Dr. Minkoff explains the link between glyphosate (a common pesticide) and vitamin D deficiency. He further discusses the highly destructive effects of glyphosate on the body and how it influences the development of severe, life-altering illnesses.
  • 1:31:40 – Paul and Dr. Minkoff discuss the higher rates of various diseases over the last few decades and how autism rates were very low when Dr. Minkoff was a resident physician in 1978. They discuss the connection between modern foods and toxins and a higher incidence of disease.
  • 1:42:20 – Dr. Minkoff describes something he learned during his medical training and how it is characteristic of modern, traditional medicine: “Out of all of the things we’re teaching you about medicine, only about half of it will end up being true, but we don’t know which half.”
  • 1:50:47 – They discuss the various digestive enzymes and how healthy levels of enzymes are required to break down and utilize the nutrients you eat. They explain one of the top enzyme deficiencies, chymotrypsin, which is required to break down proteins.
  • 2:00:27 – Dr. Minkoff describes the function of amino acids as the building blocks of protein and countless compounds throughout the body and how supplementing EAAs offers significant health benefits.
  • 2:08:52 – Paul and Dr. Minkoff discuss the state of the protein supplement industry, including the toxicity of whey protein.
  • 2:30:20 – As the episode wraps up, Dr. Minkoff and Paul discuss their plans for the future, including how Dr. Minkoff plans to complete his next triathlon in the coming months. 


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Dr. David Minkoff
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.

Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 44 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teachers to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.

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