Author Van D. Merkle, DC Articles

Ear Infections

Van D. Merkle, DC Says: Become informed about Prevnar vaccine (PCV7), also known as the pneumococcal strep vaccine, or ear-ache vaccine. The literature does not support its use. Avoid ALL dairy products, sugar,...

How Hugs Can Aid Women’s Hearts

The study showed hugs increased levels of oxytocin, a “bonding” hormone, and reduced blood pressure—which cuts the risk of heart disease. Writing in the Psychosomatic Medicine, the researchers reported women recorded greater reductions in blood...

Also labeled: Issue #14, Mind-Body-Spirit

Sun Exposure Increases Survival of Melanoma

We’ve been told for many years that the sun is bad!  According to the Mayo Clinic, all forms of skin cancer have been on the rise. The greatest rise has been in melanoma, which is the most serious and most deadly type of skin cancer. Even with our...

Also labeled: Issue #14, Informed Choice