Doctors Thoughts

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

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


If you get the body healthy enough, does it really matter the name of the disease?

You never know how healthy you are until you find out! There are many times where a person thinks they’re healthy only to find out they are not! In today’s radio show we discuss COVID vaccine side effects and more!

December 11, 2021

Holiday Food Drive!

Food drives are a great way to generate community engagement and even drive business. How does Dr. Merkle’s practice operate a health fair? Let’s find out!

December 10, 2021

Renal Cell Carcinoma

This was an advanced case of kidney cancer when the patient came to see Dr. Merkle. Both kidney’s were effected and 1 kidney was recommended to be removed by the patients medical doctor. Success of medical treatment is very poor with renal cell carcinoma so this patient sought us. He is doing well to this day, 11 years later!

The patient came to Dr. Merkle in 2010. 

December 9, 2021

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Here we take a look at test recent test results from a patient with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. After 10 years, this patient is still alive and has had no radiation or chemotherapy. At SBN we find out what is wrong with your body and discover it’s weaknesses then address those problems. With proper lab testing, diet and oversight, patients can do well even without invasive procedures or surgeries.

December 7, 2021

Your body can do amazing things!

In today’s radio show Dr. Merkle discusses some amazing things your body can do! We discuss omentum cancer and a CA 125 value of 315 which is supposed to be below  38 and a CEA of 114 which needed to be below 5. This patient had ascites due to omentum cancer which is very bad. After removing 1-1.5 liters of fluid a work, this patient was not doing well. After 2 months working with Dr. Dyer at Take2, her CA 125 dropped from 315 to 123 and CEA dropped from 114 to 26, both in only 2 months! Listen now to hear the complete story!

November 27, 2021

Dr. Merkle’s Mother and COVID

An update on Dr. Merkle’s mother, COVID, and what we have done to help her through.

November 20, 2021

The Vaccine: Chronic Long Term Effects

What are the long term effects of the COVID vaccine? What do we not know and what is yet to be seen with it? In today’s radio show, we discuss this challenging subject.

October 20, 2021

You Can’t Handle the Truth!

Let’s talk COVID with Dr. Merkle on the radio! In today’s show we discuss making sure you stay informed, the California school children vaccine mandate, natural immunity and more!

October 2, 2021

Dr. Merkle’s Baseline Blood Test Review

Let’s take a general look at a very extensive set of blood work. Dr. Merkle had 29 tubes of blood drawn! We look at everything from cholesterol and ferritin to hormone testing and interleukin 2, 4, and 6!

October 7, 2021

Recommended COVID Testing?

Have you had COVID or any of the COVID vaccines? What kind of testing should be done to determine your best possible COVID outcomes?

October 1, 2021

FLA Seminar – Thyroid

Presented by Dr. Van D. Merkle. Topics covered include: covering important thyroid markers and calculations, Synthroid, the thyroid cancer, Graves’ Disease, Iodine – Yes or No?, the effects of Soy on the thyroid, the “consensus” on thyroid treatment, halides, and more!

September 30, 2021


Dr. Merkle on the radio! Today’s show discusses long term effects of COVID vaccines, Pfizer, what’s going on in Israel with COVID, long term fertility questions and more in today’s Ask an Expert Weekend on WHIO AM1290 NEWS 95.7.

September 18, 2021

How do you know if you are healthy?

Do you know how healthy you are? How do you know? Have you had proper and thorough testing done to be sure of your health? With Take2 Healthcare and Science Based Nutrition, we look at nutritional strengths and weaknesses through an individual’s blood test as well as other objective diagnostic tools.  Speak with a Science Based Nutrition provider today and start feeling better.

July 31, 2021

How to be healthy during COVID

What can I do to remain healthy during COVID and do COVID vaccines have side effects for certain populations? If so, what are the side effects? We answer these questions and more on today’s Ask the Experts Weekend radio show!

July 3, 2021

Having a successful nutrition practice

What does it take to create a thriving nutriton practice?

June 23, 2021

Interpreting the headlines

With all the confusing headlines in the world right regarding COVID, what do we make of them? Today, Dr. Merkle discusses the headlines about COVID on WHIO AM1290 FM 95.7.

June 8, 2021

Young people and the Covid vaccine

What do we know about the long term effects of the vaccine and it’s effects on youth? In today’s radio show, we discuss this and more!

May 15, 2021

The Vaccine and will it have long term effects on fertility?

What does the vaccine do, will it keep me safe, and what history does the United States have with allowing drugs and vaccines and  then later outlawing them? We answer these questions and more today in the latest installment of Ask the Experts Weekend!

May 8, 2021

The Vaccine and will it have long term effects on fertility?

In this radio show we discuss the COVID vaccine and it’s effect on fertility!

May 1, 2021

Important information on the COVID vaccine

Is the COVID vaccine safe and other very important information today on Ask an Expert Weekend with Take2 Healthcare and Dr. Van Merkle.

March 13, 2021

Toxic metals in the blood – how dangerous is it?

Let’s take a look at an SBN member’s patient who showed high levels of heavy metals (copper, uranium, lead, mercury, and zinc.) Could this cause this patient to have elevated cancer or thyroid problems?

February 4, 2021

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – What to do?

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerves and brain cells. What can we as doctors and nutritionist do to help those with something as severe as ALS? Well quite a bit actually!

February 3, 2021

Hardships, COVID-19, Health, and Thriving!

Even through hardships, SBN can help your practice to remain busy with our nutritional program. The SBN system allows you to keep seeing patients and working to improve the health of your patients!

February 2, 2021

The most important thing you will hear…

What do we know about the new COVID vaccine that is rolling out, it’s efficacy, and possible side effects? With all the lockdowns, mandates, masks, sports cancellations, and so on, what has the increase of deaths been in 2020 vs 2019 and below? Today get to the bottom in terms of numbers for both of these questions!

January 30, 2021

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