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We’re Living in a Toxic Environment. What Can We Do About It?

by Dr. David Minkoff April 01, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

We’re Living in a Toxic Environment. What Can We Do About It?


ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Steven Langenhuizen hails from Toronto, Canada, and is the author of the Ultimate 70.3 Triathlon Guidebook and the host of the Pacing and Racing podcast, which covers the factors that contribute to peak human performance, including mindset, diet, training, and tactics. He interviews some of the world's strongest endurance athletes and cutting-edge experts in health, longevity, biohacking, alternative medicine, and others in the field of optimizing physical performance.

This episode covers the following subjects:

  • 9:36 – Dr. Minkoff explains his journey from traditional medicine to functional medicine and how he discovered methods to heal the body without employing traditional pharmaceutical models. He explains how nutrition, detoxification, and treatments such as electromagnetic field therapy can restore the body's natural healing processes.
  • 15:00– A discussion about the various modalities Dr. Minkoff may use to enhance athletic performance or treat chronic Lyme disease, chronic fatigue, or neurological diseases such as Parkinson's, MS, Alzheimer's, or cancer. He discusses the toxic environment and how he runs a panel on every patient to identify the level of glyphosate (in Roundup), plastic residue, gasoline residue, flame retardant, and other chemicals lodged in the body.
  • 21:49 – Dr. Minkoff discusses his background and how he first became interested in marathons, along with his wife, and how he then got into triathlons and the Iron Man competitions, and how he has competed in 43 Iron Man competitions to date.
  • 27:31 – An explanation of how Dr. Minkoff first became interested in metal toxicity and how his wife suffered severe physical problems after having mercury fillings removed incorrectly, exposing her to high levels of the metal and leading to severe neurological symptoms. He covers the science behind how heavy metals lodge in your body and how chelators bond with these metals.
  • 30:27 – Dr. Minkoff discusses the ideal way to rid the body of heavy metals through the gut, far safer for the body's health than eliminating it through the kidneys (urine). He discusses the development of Metal-Free, from BodyHealth, and Perfect Amino to build body protein.
  • 34:34 – An explanation of how detoxification can enhance athletic performance, with the hormonal balance restored, inflammation reduced, and quicker recovery. He covers amino acids, how they work, the development of Perfect Amino, and the purity of the BodyHealth line of products.
  • 38:56 – Dr. Minkoff discusses cellular health and how the toxins in the environment have led to huge increases in serious illnesses, including cancers, fertility problems, autoimmune diseases, and a high incidence of autism in children. These illnesses and more result from the thousands of chemicals and heavy metals in the modern environment, and what can be done to treat this critical health issue.
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 43 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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