Dave Sherwin is the host of the Dirobi Health Show, a podcast covering a range of health and wellness topics, with the latest in nutrition, exercise, supplements, and results of clinical studies. Guests on the podcast range from world record holders, health experts, and best-selling authors. Dave is the author of “Formula 7, 7 Simple Steps for Phenomenal Health.” He is a certified nutrition coach and the owner of Dirobi LLC, a supplement company that produces high-end functional supplements for middle-aged men and women who want to live their lives to the fullest.
In this podcast, Dave has an in-depth conversation with Dr. David Minkoff about optimizing your genetic potential and health tips to manage weight loss, depression, fatigue, insomnia, and osteoporosis.
3:05 – Dr. Minkoff discusses how he became interested in practicing medicine, and his journey as a pediatrician, emergency room physician, and a fellowship in infectious diseases eventually led to the establishment of one of the largest holistic medical centers in the country, Lifeworks Wellness Center.
8:09 – Dr. Minkoff reveals that his interest in treating heavy metal toxicity began with his wife, who suffered mercury toxicity after having her metal filling removed incorrectly, and subsequently suffered a scope of serious symptoms and illnesses, and how he created his first nutritional product, Metal-Free, and the establishment of BodyHealth, his nutritional supplement company, evolved out of the demand for this first product.
11:53 – An explanation of how Metal-Free was developed, and the 25 beneficial organisms and 50 different nutrients, including acetal, cysteine, and glutathione, vitamin C, and magnesium. He then further explains how Metal-Free contains a bio-regulator that safely binds with metals so they can be gently removed through the colon. Dr. Minkoff then discusses the safety of the product and how it does not bind to beneficial materials.
14:21 – Dr. Minkoff explains how proteins are structured and the problems with regular chelators. He discusses how chelators can pull metals from the bone, causing them to circulate and get stuck in the liver or heart, where they cause more harm than good.
15:31 – Dr. Minkoff discusses his background in traditional medicine, pediatrics, infectious disease, and neonatology, and how he served as a hospital infection control officer at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. He speaks to the positives of emergency medicine, but how many physical conditions people develop are not emergencies, but chronic health problems, including toxin overloads, infections, or deficiencies. He discusses Lyme disease, herpes type six, parasites, and toxicity related to dental treatments.
23:54 – A discussion about healthy cell growth and the need to eat organic and unprocessed foods. Dr. Minkoff reveals why he typically puts his patients on a paleo diet and gets them off grains, dairy products, legumes, and nightshade vegetables for six weeks, as well as the need for everyday exercise and time outdoors. He explains the level of toxicity in the current environment and how to stay healthy.
28:09 – Dr. Minkoff covers how a deficiency in amino acids and vitamin D can lead to a wide range of diseases and conditions, including sleeplessness, fatigue, heartburn, acid indigestion, anemia, and the development of Perfect Amino.
35:45 – Dr. Minkoff offers his book, The Search for the Perfect Protein, for free download on bodyhealth.com.
36:57 – An explanation of iatrogenic diseases, how 60 percent of people have a chronic illness and are on medications, and how it doesn’t have to be that way. He discusses how the third most common cause of death in the USA is often the result of medical interventions. He covers how identifying the underlying deficiencies and toxicities is a better way to stay healthy for the long term.
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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