By Dr. Van D Merkle DC, DABCI, DCBCN, CCN
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There’s so much to know and so much to learn that can help not only yourself but your patients too! From running a business to nutritional advice, I thought it was important to share some of these thoughts with all of you! Stay tuned!
~Dr. Van D. Merkle
Tip #8 ALS – What can be done?
ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig Disease. There’s much to know about ALS and still much to learn. But, what can be done about it? Today’s blog entry takes a little more time and discusses what we can do to help and what I”ve done in the past for patients with ALS. November 21, 2018
Tip #7 The Flu – Another new drug?
Xofluza? It can reduce cold and flu symptoms. But, it’s side effects are basically cold and flu symptoms?! What can we do that might just work just as well but minus the drug?
November 12, 2018
Tip #6 Cholesterol – Find Out Why it’s High
A woman did a blood test and most of her values were good but with a few exceptions. Why would a woman with a good diet and coronary risk assessment have high cholesterol? What’s going on here?
October 31, 2018
An Olympic Hopeful!
Science Based Nutrition is sponsoring Charlie Schreiber, a rock climber from New Jersey! We will link his Instagram Page and his GoFundMe Page to the below. This kid is awesome! We are rooting for you!
Charlie Schreiber, age 24, has been climbing for 11 years and has been bouldering and sport climbing at a Nationally Competitive level for 10 years. He has attended 10 National Championships here in the US and 2 Bouldering World Cups in Switzerland and Vail, Colorado. In 2017, Charlie placed 1st in 10 Regional and Divisional events, 22nd at Bouldering Nationals, and 49th in this year’s Bouldering World Cup, finishing 4th for the American Team! He even found time to compete on the TV Show, American Ninja Warrior in Season 9! Charlie is now focused on qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, in which Rock Climbing will have it’s debut in front of the world! To prepare for this, Charlie climbs and does climbing-specific training for 20+ hours a week and uses his vacation days as self-ran training camps at outdoor climbing areas.
He balances this training with working 40 hours a week as a Coach and Route Setter at High Exposure Climbing Parkour, and on the weekends he spends time with his girlfriend, Samantha, and supports his youth competitors at their competitions.
You can help Charlie out, visit his GoFundMe and follow Charlie’s pursuits on Instagram!
September 4, 2018
Charlie Schreiber’s Instagram and GoFundMe below!
Tip #5 Sometimes the answers are clear with correct testing!
SIBO? What is SIBO and what am I looking for in the SBN reports? There are quite a few things that can clue you into the answers you need. But, you need to be testing correctly!
August 28th, 2018
Tip #4 Tell the fee to the patient
Always to be sure that your patients know what they are paying before their credit cards are out. Be sure that you are telling your patients ahead of time and that the doctor is the one informing your patients of the cost.
August 8th, 2018
Tip #3 Nutrition and Dental Implants
What can we do with regards to dental implants? Implants can cause infection are often the cause of inflammation and inflammatory processes. Fistulas and inflammation may occur. A better diet and a properly executed infection protocol can drastically help with the dental implant. Having good hygiene, good gums, good teeth, is a reflection of what’s going on in our bodies.
July 26th, 2018
Tip #2 Don’t be afraid of the tough cases!
A gentleman was given 6 months to live with metastasized kidneys. After seeing Dr. Merkle his symptoms went away, no pain, no impairments, no problems at all for 3 years! How exciting is that? Also, a woman was tested for CA 27.29 dropped 6 point to 24, her lowest in nearly 3 years! Proper testing and protocols can save lives!
July 24h, 2018
Tip #1 Write it down!
Write down your findings! It’s important for your patient to know how serious and important the findings are. Using the SBN color coded report, you can show your patients the test results by letting them see what’s going on and can refer back to it again and again!
July 20th, 2018