Dr. David Minkoff Celebrates Best Ever Result At Ironman Arizona

- Dr. David Minkoff, celebrates his best-ever Ironman result at Ironman Arizona, Tempe.Clearwater, FL -- Dr. David Minkoff, alternative healthcare expert, educator and triathlete, completed his 36th Ironman race at Ironman Arizona, in Tempe, November 2009. Competing in a very strong 60-64 age-group, Dr. Minkoff achieved his best placing in an Ironman, claiming 7th place in a time of 12:48. Shaving 25 minutes off his previous marathon time, Dr. Minkoff attributes his fast pace to some words of advice from six-time Ironman World Champion, Dave Scott. “Dave told me to increase my speed on the run if I started to feel tired. I had never tried that before, but it worked!” he said.Attracting competitors from around the world, Ironman Arizona is one of the last events on the 2009 triathlon calendar and is noted for its great atmosphere. However, the 63-degree water temperature made wet-suits a must for the opening leg of the race and Dr. David Minkoff was not alone in being offered medical assistance when he came out of the water, but he kept on going. “It took me ten minutes to get my socks on but after that the race was fine,” he said. “I will definitely race there again next year.”Reflecting on his 36th race, Dr. Minkoff recalls...

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Dr. David Minkoff’s Confidence Boosted With Intimidator Second Place

Dr. David Minkoff received a great boost to his racing confidence after securing second place in his age-group at The Intimidator, a half Ironman held near Orlando, FL.Clearwater, FL -- Dr. David Minkoff, achieved a very creditable second place in a competitive field at The Intimidator, a hot and hilly half Ironman held in Clermont, near Orlando FL. Having led the swim and bike portions of the race in the 60-64 age-group, he was only passed on the final run stage and finished in a time of 6:35.The result will serve as a great confidence booster to Dr. Minkoff as he prepares for his next challenge, Ironman, Tempe, AZ on November 22, 2009. As a 35-time Ironman finisher he is no stranger to the task ahead. Dr. Minkoff explains, “To finish a grueling Ironman course is a true test of endurance requiring a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run.”Dr. Minkoff was inspired to begin his racing career when his father suffered a heart attack at age 58. He decided to start running and in 1974 he completed his first marathon. Then in 1982, he saw the heartbreaking TV pictures of triathlete Julie Moss as she crawled...

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Heavy Metal Detox Teleconferences offered by Dr. David Minkoff

Heavy Metal Detox (https://www.bodyhealth.com/products/metal-free-program) teleconferences from Dr. David Minkoff‟s “Aspects of Achieving Optimum Health” seminar series will be offered in August and September.Clearwater, Fl -- Heavy Metal Detox (https://www.bodyhealth.com/products/metal-free-program) teleconferences with Dr. David Minkoff‟s  will be offered in August and September. The no-cost Heavy Metal Detox lectures are from Dr. Minkoff‟s “Aspects of Achieving Optimum Health” seminar series and are tailored to healthcare practitioners.The full title of the teleconference is “How to Handle the Heavy Metal Toxic Patient from Diagnosis to Treatment” which can be by healthcare practitioners on August 5, August 19, September 2, or September 16, 2009 at 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.“More and more patients are presenting with unexplained symptoms and they are not responding to treatment. For many practitioners the question then becomes „what to do and how do I do it?‟ says Dr. David Minkoff, MD. “This call will present a step-by-step approach to locating, diagnosing and treating the heavy metal toxic patient which includes a heavy metal detox.”Dr. Minkoff defines optimum health as follows, “Optimum Health: A person whose body is in excellent condition, with plentiful energy and freedom from pain. The body of a person with optimum health should be able to deal...

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Intestinal Cleanse Product Review by Dr. David Minkoff

Intestinal cleanse  product reviewed by Dr. David Minkoff (http://www.drdavidminkoff.com) for those interested in herbal laxatives and easy stools at least twice a day.Clearwater, FL - Intestinal cleanse  interest is on the rise as an estimated 30 million Americans suffer from difficult stools or no regularity.Dr. David Minkoff (http://www.drdavidminkoff.com) delivers public, no-cost lectures on gastrointestinal complaints which include information on non-functioning intestines, natural herbal laxatives and intestinal cleansing.People who don‟t have 1-2 easy bowel movements a day typically complain of mental fog, no energy and feeling sluggish or bloated. This can be the result of toxins in the intestines not being eliminated and as they remain there and more are added, they get backed up into the liver, and then the bloodstream, and end up being reabsorbed by the body. This can be a precursor to colon cancer which is so prevalent in the U.S.“By supplementing with nutrient herbs one can improve the whole digestive tract function and health. By improving the health and function of the stomach, small intestine, colon, liver and gall bladder, one can reduce the factors often causing gastrointestinal complaints,” explains Dr. David Minkoff, MD an alternative medicine expert, and co founder of BodyHealth.com “BodyHealth Intestinal Cleanse is...

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Dr. David Minkoff Initiates Health Stimulus Program

Dr. David Minkoff M.D., initiates a health stimulus program titled “Health by Numbers”, that provides free tests designed to help relieve health worries over getting cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or other debilitating diseases, in these tough economic times.Clearwater, Fl - Dr. David Minkoff, MD, an alternative health care expert, initiates “Health by Numbers”, a health stimulus program that provides free tests designed to help relieve health worries in these tough economic times when no one can afford to be sick. The “Health by Numbers” program provides participants with detailed data on their current state of health, evaluates initial information to see if they may be at risk of developing a debilitating disease such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or have another declining health issue, and provides advice and guidance about ways to improve their health. The first clinic to offer the program is LifeWorks Wellness Center (http://www.lifeworkswellnesscenter.com) in Clearwater, FL where Dr. Minkoff is the Medical Director and co-founder.“The initial tests in the program are free. When the tests are completed, a qualified health care practitioner reviews the tests with the patient, explaining the meaning of each number, going over areas of risk or potential risk,” explains...

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Dr David Minkoff Kicks Off 6th Year of BodyHealth Newsletter

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D., healthcare expert and 35-time Ironman, kicks off the 6th year his BodyHealth Newsletter. Established March 2004, it offers health and fitness information including secret tips from winning athletes.Clearwater, FL – Dr. David Minkoff, M.D., alternative healthcare expert, triathlete and 35-time Ironman, launches the 6th year of his BodyHealth Newsletter. First published as an online newsletter in March 2004, The BodyHealth Newsletter brings timely and useful health and fitness information to its thousands of readers. In addition to Dr. David Minkoff, Dave Scott, 6-time Ironman World Champion, is a major contributor to the publication along with other Team BodyHealth athletes.The spring of 2004 found Dr. Minkoff, MD, a complementary and alternative healthcare expert, guest lecturer, writer, and triathlete, preparing for his first Ironman race of the year. Additionally, he was bombarded by questions and emails from other triathletes, athletes and the general public asking him questions about fitness, training, nutrition, supplements and specifically how to increase speed, power, endurance and recovery.Many were complaining of post workout soreness, long recovery times and training to the point of getting sick. He wanted to answer each question personally but the volumes had become prohibitive, so he created the online BodyHealth...

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Dr. David I. Minkoff Reveals Three Actions of Body Detox in March Lecture

Dr. David I. Minkoff M.D., reveals the three actions of Body Detox™ that help the body handle its daily battle with environmental toxins in his March 2009 lecture series “Aspects of Achieving Optimum Health”.Clearwater, Fl - Dr. David I. Minkoff M.D., complementary and alternative medicine healthcare practitioner and educator, will reveal, in detail, the three actions of Body Detox ™ that help the body handle its daily onslaught of environmental toxins in his March 2009 lecture series “Aspects of Achieving Optimum Health”. The lecture, titled “How to Diagnose a Metal Toxic Patients and Protocols to Handle”, will be in teleconference format on Wednesday, March 11thThere is an increasing awareness that the amount of toxins in our environment is mammoth especially compared to 100 years ago. We know that 70,000 chemicals have been added to the environment in the last 20 years. These have not been tested for carcinogens or other toxic effect, yet we experience them all the time in our food, air and water which contain petrochemicals, herbicides, pesticides and the list goes on.To stay healthy a person must be able to get toxins out as fast as they come in. This means one needs to have good...

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Dr. David Minkoff Completes 35th Ironman at Ironman Arizona

- Dr. David Minkoff, M.D. completes his 35th Ironman race at Ironman Arizona, Tempe.Clearwater, FL -- Dr. David Minkoff, M.D. alternative healthcare expert, educator and triathlete, completed his 35th Ironman race at the full Ironman Arizona, in Tempe, November 2008. Over 2100 competitors from all over the world raced at Ironman Arizona where Dr. Minkoff finished in the top ten of his age group 60-64. To reach this outstanding and difficult goal, Dr. Minkoff has completed Ironman races in Hawaii, California, Florida, Arizona, Canada and New Zealand.Ironman races are known as the elite and toughest of all triathlon races. Triathlons themselves are grueling and a full Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run.For Dr. David Minkoff, it started in 1974, while doing his Residency in San Diego. He caught the marathon bug after American Frank Shorter won the gold medal in the marathon at the Munich Olympics.Then in February 1982, Dr. Minkoff and a close friend who was an investment manager were watching ABC sports coverage of the Hawaii Ironman race. They saw the dramatic finish of Julie Moss crawling across the finish...

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Dr. David Minkoff Celebrates 5th Anniversary of His Optimum Health Report

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D., alternative healthcare expert, celebrates the 5th anniversary of his Optimum Health Report newsletter. Established December 2003, it brings readers timely and useful health information.Clearwater, FL – Dr. David Minkoff, M.D. , alternative healthcare expert, celebrates the 5th anniversary of his Optimum Health Report. First published as an online newsletter in December 2003, the Optimum Health Report brings timely health information, to its thousands of readers.The fall of 2003 found Dr. Minkoff, M.D, a complementary and alternative healthcare expert, guest lecturer, writer, and radio show guest and host, buried in emails from people asking him questions about health, fitness and nutritional supplements. He wanted to answer each question personally, but his schedule was already stretched to its limit, so he created the online Optimum Health Report. It is a platform to answer questions and provide its readers with useful information to help them achieve their optimum health.Dr. Minkoff defines optimum health as follows, “Optimum Health: "A person whose body is in excellent condition, with plentiful energy and freedom from pain. The body of a person with optimum health should be able to deal with routine environmental stressors without breaking down, and should be able to recover quickly after...

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Dr. David Minkoff Offers Hot Alternatives for Cold and Flu Season

Summary Paragraph:Dr. David Minkoff, M.D., infectious disease and alternative medicine healthcare expert, says there are seven simple steps individuals can take to stay healthy during cold and flu season.Clearwater, FL -- Dr. David Minkoff , infectious disease and alternative healthcare expert, is seeing Americans struggle with these tough economic times when missing work due to a cold or flu can be disastrous for families already fighting to make ends meet. "There are natural solutions apart from the flu vaccine that people can take to increase their body's immune system and protect themselves against the cold and flu," reports Dr. Minkoff.Three of Dr. Minkoff’s seven step natural solutions list are provided here and the full list can be found at https://www.drminkoff.com"Your best bet to staying healthy is to build up your immune system," explains Dr. Minkoff. “The problem is if you are a typical American, you're already wrestling a burden of toxins that undermines your immune system. Every day you assimilate toxic pesticides from food, toxins in smoke from cigarettes and cars, toxic mercury vapors from your dental amalgams, toxic bacteria from your computer keyboard. It all adds up," When a body already struggling with these toxins encounters a cold for flu...

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Dr. David Minkoff Gives 9 Tips to Improve Health for 2009

Clearwater, FL – Dr. David Minkoff, a complementary and alternative medicine healthcare practitioner, offers 7 no-cost tips for those wanting to add improved health to their list of 2009 New Years resolutions. These steps can be done on any budget.“There are 7 no-cost resolutions one could adopt for 2009 that could help improve one’s health in the New Year. If someone did just a couple of things differently, his or her future health could be better, in fact, much better,” says Dr. David Minkoff. “And these steps can be done on any budget.The 7 no-cost tips are:1. Eat only real food. Real food doesn’t come in a box, doesn’t have ingredients that you don’t recognize, and actually the only ingredient is the food itself. Broccoli is broccoli, beef is beef, an apple is an apple. Captain Crunch isn’t food and neither is a McDonald’s hamburger. Chemicals, additives, preservatives, etc. aren’t food.2. Exercise an hour a day; walking counts. Do it for 45 minutes, then spend 15 minutes doing body weight exercises or work with stretch cords. Do squats, push ups, pull ups, sit ups. Get strong.3. Get 30 minutes per day of sunshine.4. Make sure you poop twice a day.5....

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Three Main Causes of Illness

How can we achieve our aspirations in life, without our body getting in the way? At the very least, we must avoid the three main causes of illness: (1) Nutritional Deficiencies, (2) Toxins, and (3) Allergies.1. Nutritional DeficienciesYour body is like a car: it has to have the right "gas and oil" to run. Proper nutrients from proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and good pure water are what make the body go. If you are not well, or are functioning like an old rusty station wagon, the first step is to find out what nutrients you lack and incorporate them into your diet.2. ToxicitiesA toxin is any foreign substance or entity that shouldn't be in your body but is. Your body is set up to eliminate these debilitating toxins, whether they be heavy metals, pesticides, and industrial chemicals, or bacteria, parasites, and viruses. But when your natural detoxification system has too many toxins, it becomes overloaded, your body organs and processes become weakened, and illness sets in.3. AllergiesWe're all familiar with traditional allergies: during springtime, pollen wipes you out, but leaves others untouched. Or, the guy next to you can drink milk, but you can't. However, allergies can also be...

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Dr. David Minkoff Finds Atkins Dieters May Be Protein Deficient

Clearwater, Fla. — Dr. David Minkoff, M.D., alternative healthcare expert specializing in protein nutrition, says that even as Americans consume record levels of protein, on high protein diets like the Atkins and South Beach, many are still protein deficient. On beef alone, a high-protein food, Americans will spend $70 billion this year, eating it 77.8 million times a day across America, according to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. Yet Dr. David Minkoff says lab tests often show many people are protein deficient. "Standard blood panels may not indicate deficiency, but in deeper tests of the serum, we do find that many are deficient," says Dr. David Minkoff.Why aren't people getting the protein they need from their diet? Dr. Minkoff says that as individuals enter middle age, they lose about half of the hydrochloric acid in their stomachs. This hydrochloric acid is necessary to activate the digestive enzymes, such as pepsin, that initiate protein breakdown. "If you can't digest the protein you eat," says Dr. Minkoff, "it doesn't matter how much protein you're eating - your body won't absorb it.""Atkins type dieters overload their body with protein and high levels of nitrogen waste products. But many of these people don't adequately...

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Dr. David Minkoff Offers 7 Simple Steps To Staying Healthy This Winter

Clearwater, Fla. — Dr. David Minkoff, M.D., infectious disease and alternative healthcare expert, says that although the flu vaccine shortage has perhaps put millions of Americans at risk for contracting the flu, there are 7 simple steps individuals can take to stay healthy this winter. Dr. David Minkoff worked for 30 years helping patients with illness return to health. "There are natural solutions apart from the flu vaccine that people can take to increase their body's immune system and protect themselves against the flu," says Dr. Minkoff. Some of the measures are outlined below, and more are available at www.BodyHealth.com."Your best bet to staying healthy," Dr. David Minkoff says, "is to build up your immune system." The problem is if you are a typical American, you're already struggling with a burden of toxins that undermines your immune system. "Every day you assimilate toxic pesticides from food, toxins in smoke from cigarettes and cars, toxic mercury vapors from your dental amalgams, toxic bacteria from your computer keyboard. It all adds up," Dr. Minkoff says.When a body already struggling with these toxins encounters the flu, often the flu virus is the straw that breaks the camel's back. And if you get sick,...

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Are Protein Myths Tied to America’s Obesity Epidemic?

Consuming increased amounts of bacon, hamburgers, and sausages without shame, tens of millions of Americans dutifully follow high-proteins diets. But even with all the high protein consumption, American's obesity statistics have not decreased. Are Americans getting too much protein, and is all the protein consumption contributing to obesity? Dr. David Minkoff says no. In fact, Americans aren't getting enough protein!Dr. David Minkoff, M.D., graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed both a pediatric residence and fellowship in infectious disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked in traditional medicine until 1995. At that time, his wife became ill and her physicians could not find what was wrong. To help her, he went on a search that led him out of emergency medicine into complementary and alternative medicine to find the answers.The answers he found were soon in demand by her former physicians and others who learned of her return to good health. The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes these cutting-edge solutions for the many health problems today. One of these solutions is a breakthrough...

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Will the Flu Epidemic Strike You This Year? 7 Steps to Staying Healthy this Winter

Clearwater, Fla. — Public health officials estimate 36,000 Americans die from the flu and its complications each year. With the shortage of flu vaccines this year, millions of Americans protected in pr evious years will be openly exposed to the virus. In addition to washing hands and avoiding contact with infected people, what are the seven essential measures individuals should take to avoid the flu?Dr. David Minkoff, M.D., graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed both a pediatric residency and fellowship in infectious disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. Until 1995 he directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine.At that time, his wife became ill he and her physicians could not find what was wrong. To help her, he went on a search that led him out of emergency medicine into complementary and alternative medicine to find the answers. The answers he found were soon in demand by her former physicians and others who learned of her return to good health.The...

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The Path to Optimum Health

Optimum Health: A person whose body is in excellent condition, with plentiful energy and freedom from pain. The body of a person with optimum health should be able to deal with routine environmental stressors without breaking down, and should be able to recover quickly after physical insults. It should allow a person trouble free performance so that he or she can enjoy the maximum lifespan of his or her genetic endowment.Health is not a static state - it is determined by the daily lifestyle choices you make and the inherited strengths and weaknesses of your body. All individuals have their own unique optimum health for their body. This optimum state is a condition that can be measured by both objective and subjective indicators.Theory of the PathwayUsually, ill health is a path that one has been on, perhaps unknowingly, for many years. It's the accumulation of lifestyle and environmental stress that has then overwhelmed the organism, gradually degraded it, and then ever so slowly caused its degeneration.Most people are surprised when an event finally occurs that wakes them up and tells them they are sick. For 35% of people with heart disease, there are no symptoms until the sudden heart attack...

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Dr. David Minkoff Announces Fall 2009 Lecture Series

Dr. David Minkoff  announces the Fall 2009 teleconferences in his “Aspects of Achieving Optimum Health” seminar series.Clearwater, Fl -- Dr. David Minkoff, complementary medicine and alternative healthcare expert, announces his “Aspects of Achieving Optimum Health” seminar series for Fall 2009. These no-cost educational lectures are tailored to healthcare practitioners and are delivered nationally via a teleconference.The first of these lectures is titled “Flu Myths and Realities” and will be delivered on October 14, 2009 at 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. During the call, Dr. Minkoff will separate fact from fiction and will explain the truth behind the myths that surround this controversial subject.The second lecture is “Could Constipation be a Killer?” Dr. Minkoff says, “I recently delivered this lecture to members of the public and I was surprised how misunderstood this subject is, even among chronic constipation sufferers. I am delivering this lecture to help healthcare practitioners with any questions they may have about the short and long-term effects of inadequate bowel movements.” The lectures will be delivered on October 21 and November 11, 2009 at 12p.m. Eastern Standard Time.The final lecture in the 2009 series covers the topic of the human body’s requirement for protein in a lecture titled,...

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