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About Dr. Berkson

Dr. Berkson is a thought leader and scholar in functional hormones, nutrition and digestive health. Berkson’s career spans almost four decades of research, clinical practice, authorship, teaching, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical investigation, and her own experience as a patient.

Berkson has been in on functional nutrition since its inception. She has worked together with many integrative leaders such as Jonathan Wright, MD (with whom she collaborated on a natural HRT) as well as Drs. Alan Gaby, Leo Galland, David Brownstein and Jack W. Moncrief, and scientists like John McLachlan PhD and William Toscano PhD.

Hormones/Nutrition/Digestion. Berkson’s deep understanding of nutritional endocrinology and gastroenterology has led her to teach that hormones lean on nutrients, which lean on digestion.

You need to have all three pillars — hormones, nutrients, and digestion — functioning optimally for you to overcome illness and to keep your brain, energy and hopes soaring for years to come.

Original research. Berkson recently had original research with the University of Texas Medical School at Houston on dialysis and nitric oxide, published in a peer review journal. Berkson has collaborated on a drug for diabetics and dialysis patients with one of the co-inventors of the home dialysis unit.

Breakthrough books. Berkson wrote one of the first books on endocrine disruption, Hormone Deception (McGraw-Hill 2000), and based on this work was invited to be a hormone scholar at an estrogen think tank at Tulane University. There she got to work and study with thought leaders on estrogens in health and the environment.

Berkson wrote the only women’s reference guide on hormones, nutrition and 225 health conditions Natural Answers For Women’s Health (Simon & Schuster 2001). Berkson wrote one of the breakthrough books on the science behind bioidentical hormones Safe Hormones, Smart Women (2010 Awakened Medicine Press).

Berkson’s Healthy Digestion the Natural Way (Wiley & Sons, 1998) was the first book on the mind/body/nutrition/gut link and has been a best seller for many years. It is presently used by the esteemed American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine as the basis for their nutritional gastroenterology module to train medical doctors to become integrative, holistic doctors.

Berkson’s Foot Book (HarperCollins 1981) sold over half a million copies in the early 1980’s and was one of the early books combining hands on techniques with mind/body/nutritional techniques.

Berkson was a collaborator for Body, Mind & Spirit (Stephen Greene Press 1979), a compendium with a group of Vermont medical doctors, and the first time this now famous phrase was coined.

Teacher to doctors. Berkson has been teaching physicians of all licenses at relicensing seminars since the late 1970’s.

She formulated the first natural menopause product and women’s line for Metagenics in the early 1980’s and has been researching nutrition and herbs for decades.

Berkson has been a radio talk show host for many years. She also enjoys teaching in the “old Victorian home salon style” where small groups of caring people gather together to share and learn.

DES tragedy. Berkson’s mother was one of the millions of women given the most powerful synthetic estrogen when pregnant with Berkson, which turned out to be a horrifically, harmful and carcinogenic drug. Berkson’s mother was given both injections and oral meds during the first, most vulnerable trimester and Berkson had to live with the consequences much of her life. While Berkson was writing Hormone Deception, she noticed that many of the side effects produced in animals and humans exposed to DES in the womb that she was researching, were the exact same issues she had battled throughout her life. (DES is the model compound to test environmental estrogenic pollutants, like pesticides and plastics.)

Double entendre. Berkson sent away for the microfiche film of her mother’s birth records. To her absolute astonishment, Berkson learned, while writing one of the very first books on endocrine disruption, that she herself was a victim of the main story surrounding it. She never expected that writing this book would unveil her own health legacy; that she was one of the very victims that she was in fact writing about!

DES. Diethylstilbestrol was prescribed to pregnant women from 1938 to 1971. All this damage unfolded even though DES’s link to breast cancer had been known since the early 1040’s, and… kept purposely hidden. Dartmouth proved the DES-breast cancer link and in the last few years the first DES daughters have started to receive monies for these damages.

Inside out. Dr. Devaki Lindsey Berkson has lived much of what she writes about and has learned a lot of medicine from the inside out.

Much of medicine is based on drugs and procedures. Often these put you at risk of side effects that you aren’t aware of (and perhaps even your doctor isn’t). Most often these do not address the root causes of your issues nor aim to get you finally and completely well!

Diethylstilbestrol was prescribed to pregnant women from 1938 to 1971. All this damage unfolded even though DES’s link to breast cancer had been known since the early 1040’s, and… purposely hidden!

Berkson wants you to have the know-how to see your life lying strong and long ahead of you, no matter your age, issue or diagnosis.

Dr. Berkson Uniquely Offers

  • 3 decades of in-depth experience in figuring out complex cases
  • 3 decades of testing, balancing, teaching and writing about everything hormonal, nutritional and digestive.
  • Awareness of critical details you learn when you teach and write books, that many other practitioners are often not aware of.
  • An unusually strong foothold in academia and research as well as having been a practitioner.
  • Empathy from having also been a patient.
  • The ability and desire to spend “time” with her clients and make herself available for questions and tweaking (within reason.)
  • A spiritual background and values the body/mind/spirit connection.
  • Motivation and inspiration as well as recommendations
  • A practitioner that walks her talk and has for her whole adult life.
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