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The Importance of Amino Acids in the Body – With Dr. David Minkoff
This episode explains why you need to pay special attention to your amino acid intake to help with fasting and overall wellness.
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 is board certified in Pediatrics and has completed a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of California in San Diego, which included research in developing new medicines to fight viral disease. As a clinical faculty member at the University, he also served as co-director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Palomar Medical Center. 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 was Board eligible in Emergency Medicine and worked for 12 years at Community Hospital of New Port Richey, Florida which ranked in the top 100 chest pain hospitals in the U.S.
In 1995, his wife Sue, an RN become interested in nutrition and biochemistry. As her interest increased, she brought Dr Minkoff on board and his curiosity bloomed into a passion. Dr. Minkoff went on a search to find the best way to cure the ailing body and improve performance of any body. That transitioned him out of Emergency Medicine into complementary and alternative medicine to find the answers. In the process he gained expertise in Biological medicine, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition, Integrative Oncology, and acupuncture. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right.
The answers he found were soon in demand. In response to this, he and his wife, Sue, established LifeWorks Wellness Center in 1997 and it quickly became one of the largest complementary and alternative medicine clinics in the U.S.
The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth in 2000, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes products with cutting-edge solutions for the many health problems 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. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teaches to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.