Doctors Thoughts

By Dr. Van D Merkle DC, DABCI, DCBCN, CCN

Nutrition Help • Blood Chemistry • Office Tips • and more!

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

The Vaccine

In this video, we discuss the new COVID-19 vaccine, how to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, blood pressure, and how to reduce your cholesterol safely and naturals

December 30, 2020

The Progression of Disease

In this short video we look at a patient with worsening diarrhea. Her MD put her on Pepto Bismol for 12 yearsl! After her health declined, she sought out a second opinion. After thorough testing, it was found that she had significant lead, mercury and bismuth levels in her urine! Upon testing her water, she installed a water filter and the problem with diarrhea went away after a very short period of time. Sometimes a progressing disease can be halted and sometimes reversed with proper testing and protocols.

December 18, 2020

Preparing Your Practice for the Second Wave of COVID-19

Nutrition isn’t going anywhere and neither is COVID. Prepare your practice for the future in a post-COVID environment and be the health expert in your community. In this webinar we discuss SBN, what it can do for a standard practice, and how it can help you going forward.

December 7, 2020

What is Science Based Nutrition?

What is Science Based Nutrition and how does it work? Watch this short video and find out!

October 20, 2020

Dr. Merkle on the radio! – Coronavirus rates

How are rates determined with regards to coronavirus and who are the safest? What can you do in your increase your health and decrease negative effects of the virus? In this radio show from June 2020 Dr. Merkle goes over this and more! AM1290 NEWS 95.7
Every Saturday morning 11:00am to 12:00pm – Dayton, Ohio

August 19, 2020

Improving the Prostate

This patient is a 62 year old male who presented with prostate issues. After measuring his Prostate-Specific Ag (PSA), Total he had a 8.7ng/ML. After 4 months his Prostate-Specific Ag (PSA), Total dropped to 3.80ng/mL! Let’s see what we did to improve this patients health without chemo, radiation, a biopsy, or surgery! You can improve your health safely and naturally with Science Based Nutrition.

July 27, 2020

COVID Proof Your Practice

Can your practice make it through another statewide quarantine? With Science Based Nutrition you can keep moving forward even if your clinic is closed. Everything can be done online! Order labs, supplement orders can be drop shipped, reports can be built and ran, all using a computer with internet and a web browser!

July 2, 2020

Medications, Hormones, and Testing

We always recommend a patient to remain on whatever medications they are already on when doing any kind of testing. This way we can find out what effect these medications are having on the patients health.

June 24, 2020

Helping a 12 Year Old With Type-1 Diabetes

One of our SBN members sent in a case about a 12 year old boy who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in November 2019. This boy presented with a low C-Peptide, A1C of 16.9 and insulin antibodies of 7.2. This doctor was able to properly test and discover what is happening with this patient and from a life of taking insulin for the rest of his life! SBN can help you as well! Contact your nearest Science Based Nutrition today and start feeling better!

June 12, 2020

Improve Your Health Today!

Where are you with your health? Obesity, heart disease, cancer, asthma, COPD, and autoimmune disease among other things greatly increase your risk of complications if you contract the coronavirus. Why not get your body as healthy as you can now rather than wait until an emergency?

May 30, 2020

COVID-19 Where the Danger Lies

Are you overweight or obese, diabetic, on immunosuppressive therapy, lung or heart disease among other things? Then, you are at an additional risk for COVID-19. We at Take2 Healthcare can help you discover your health deficiencies and weaknesses and potentially help you with this virus.

May 23, 2020

Masks the good and the bad

In today’s show we discuss the good and the bad from wearing a mask in public. We also discuss the risks associated with COVID-19 casualties and the risks of those in nursing homes.

May 14, 2020

Let’s Exercise!

Dr. Merkle and his daughter are still staying in shape and exercising even if having to move furniture around to make room.
Don’t sit around, we all need to keep moving. The exercise video we used can be found on Youtube called Body boom and this is part of a 90 minute kickboxing video. Enjoy!

April 28, 2020

Boost Your Immune System

Take2 Healthcare is open and are standing by to help you boost your immune system! We have a simple protocol that can be dropshipped right to your door as well! In today’s radio show, we discuss the effect of sunlight and humidity on the coronavirus!

April 25, 2020

Get Healthy, Stay Healthy – On the Radio!

The strength of your immune system is the most significant determinate of whether or not you get sick from COVID-19 or any other cold or flu virus. The healthier you are the better outcomes you will have! Not only with COVID-19 but with everything!

April 21, 2020

Are you at Risk for Coronavirus? (Radio Show)

In this morning’s show we discuss the major risk factors for Coronvirus as well as what we can do to reduce our risk or the severity of Coronavirus. Avoid things that can irritate or inflame the lungs such as smoking of any kind. Also, what are Dr. Merkle’s thoughts on wearing a mask?com and navigate to Radio shows and look for 11am Saturday’s! If you are in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky tune into AM1290 NEWS 95.7 

April 12, 2020

Being Prepared for Coronavirus

This is a special blog entry where Dr. Merkle recorded his live radio show that he recorded from his office. What effect do underlying conditions have on those contracting and suffering from Coronavirus?

You can listen live every Saturday by going to and navigate to Radio shows and look for 11am Saturday’s! If you are in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky tune into AM1290 NEWS 95.7 

March 21, 2020

The Tools You Need Now!

With Coronavirus shutting businesses down all around the country, wouldn’t being able to help your patients with minimal contact be optimal in a time like this? SBN can help! Long distance care can be crucial in a time where our face to face business is minimal.

Listen to Dr. Merkle’s radio shows by visiting:

You can listen live every Saturday by going to and navigate to Radio shows and look for 11am Saturday’s! If you are in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky tune into AM1290 NEWS 95.7

View our previous Coronavirus by scolling down or click HERE.

March 20, 2020


Sometimes when a patient is on a particular medication, there may be more to the story than what is on the surface. In this video, we will take a look at a patient using statins and some interesting findings on his SBN Panel.

March 16, 2020

Coronavirus and your Immune System

The Coronavirus is all over the news right now. Is there anything we can do to help prevent ourselves from getting the virus? Are there any supplements that can be taken that can help our immune systems be more prepared? Let’s find out!

March 9, 2020

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