Berkson’s Blogs

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One of my favorite times of day is sitting with my cup of Joe and looking over the science and pondering a blog and writing it. For me it’s a lot of fun wordsmithing together my life knowledge with what’s new. Having been in functional medicine, nutrition and practice now, yikes, for almost 43 years, I have a perspective that has, what we would say about a wine, ‘legs’.

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Pomegranates, Cholesterol, Hormones & Cancer

2019-06-28T14:40:44-05:00

Pomegranates are as close to a miracle food as Mother Nature gets. Pomegranates protect your heart, safeguard your estrogens, “sensitize” insulin receptors better than many diabetic drugs without nasty side effects, slow down aging, and fight cancer. A pomegranate a day keeps the Mack truck of disease away! My grandmother often said, in her very thick Russian accent, “If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is too good to be true.” This does not seem to be the case with these juicy purple fruits and kernels (arils).   Pomegranates fight against lots of bad stuff.  Anti-inflammatory Anti-oxidant Anti-bad [...]

Pomegranates, Cholesterol, Hormones & Cancer2019-06-28T14:40:44-05:00

Earlier Menopause Happening To Modern Women

2019-06-28T14:40:46-05:00

Messing with reproductive milestones is huge. It's really messing with mother nature. In a big bad way. So when little girls start developing breast buds at 6 months old like reported by reproductive endocrinologists in Puerto Rico, this is not good. Or when so many more young women go into peri-menopause earlier, which they now do months to 15 years earlier, this threatens the family lineage as well as the woman's personal health. But when a woman enters menopause earlier this is like an eclipse of the hormonal sun. Her whole health is under siege prematurely including her brain, bones, heart [...]

Earlier Menopause Happening To Modern Women2019-06-28T14:40:46-05:00

Is Your Daughter At Risk of Earlier Puberty and Later Breast Cancer? Reproductive Milestones (and Hormones) Are Under Assault

2019-06-28T14:40:48-05:00

Mother Nature hard-wired humanity with specific milestones of reproduction. This means that for millennia the entire human race has had very specific times during specific years when women can start making babies or stop making babies. Hormones flourish and initiate or diminish and halt. This has been the hormonal dance throughout the ages. Reproductive milestones are humanity’s rhythms that have far reaching effects on entire life spans. Yet the timing of these milestones is under attack by our dirty planet and food. “Time shifting” of reproductive milestones is threatening the health and survival of the human race. Modern humans have been [...]

Is Your Daughter At Risk of Earlier Puberty and Later Breast Cancer? Reproductive Milestones (and Hormones) Are Under Assault2019-06-28T14:40:48-05:00

New Ways To Sleep Better – Especially After 40

2019-06-28T14:41:27-05:00

There are two planets, one where you get a great night’s sleep and feel phenomenal the next day. And a second where you can’t get a good night’s sleep, and your tomorrow feels like trudging through molasses. In modern life, it’s easier to end up on planet number two. Healthy sleep is under continual attack, and threats against achieving a restorative night’s sleep keep mounting. Today’s sleep gets mugged in many ways: By chronic daily stressors, like tending aging parents or having kids who announce they want to change their genders, or from single severe traumas—such as tornadoes and wildfires to [...]

New Ways To Sleep Better – Especially After 402019-06-28T14:41:27-05:00

Want to be a “Game Changer” and win at life? Dr. Berkson’s Interview with Bulletproof’s AMAZING Dave Asprey!

2019-02-06T12:45:07-05:00

I love Dave Asprey. So does much of the world. We always wait in anticipation of his newest book. A few weeks ago Dave wrote me that he referenced my work and our podcast together in Game Changers: What Leaders & Mavericks Do to Win at Life. He wanted to know if I would pass on this, his latest greatest book, with you, my tribe? So, Dave and I got together for quick chat. Here is our interview on how to make the changes in your life you long to make, in this New Year! Enjoy!   Why did you write [...]

Want to be a “Game Changer” and win at life? Dr. Berkson’s Interview with Bulletproof’s AMAZING Dave Asprey!2019-02-06T12:45:07-05:00

Can You Have Dysbiosis Up Your Nose?

2019-01-30T12:05:57-05:00

Bacterial Assault Every time you take a breath you inhale a wallop of bugs. Bacteria are present in just about every breath of air you take. The question then becomes, how do your airways protect you from a multitude of on-going infections? Turns out that when bacteria are inhaled through a snort, tiny fluid-filled sacs called exosomes directly attack the bacteria. Uber-protective anti-microbial proteins also head over to the battle so they can aid in on the attack. The whole idea is to deal with the invaders locally so the rest of you doesn’t have to. All this is taking place [...]

Can You Have Dysbiosis Up Your Nose?2019-01-30T12:05:57-05:00

A2 Milk: What YOU Should Know About It As It’s Coming To Your Grocery Stores Soon

2019-06-28T14:40:59-05:00

A new milk is coming. It’s called A2 milk, a substitute for conventional milk. You ought to know about it. It launched in New Zealand twenty years ago, but it’s headed your way soon. First off, did you even know there was an A1 and A2 milk?   Getting the names straight Cow’s milk protein is called beta-casein. It comes, these days, in several “genetic variants”: BC (beta-casein) A1, referred to as BCA1 or A1 milk. BC (beta-casein) A2, referred to as BCA2 or A2 milk. (1) When and how these variants came on the scene: Approximately 800 years ago, cows [...]

A2 Milk: What YOU Should Know About It As It’s Coming To Your Grocery Stores Soon2019-06-28T14:40:59-05:00

Heavy Metals In Your Baby’s Prenatal Vitamins? 5 Steps for Protection While Taking Supplements

2019-06-28T14:40:59-05:00

Heavy Metals In Your Baby’s Prenatal Vitamins? 5 Steps for Protection While Taking Supplements By Dr. Berkson When an expectant mother goes to the trouble to see a specialist, is recommended prenatal vitamins, then buys and takes them, these are all steps she’s taking to “take care.” She is hoping to protect her unborn next generation. That’s what many of us are trying to accomplish by being more informed, and then taking prophylactic steps to be safer. But sometimes hidden issues can make our efforts not only backfire, but also put your unborn child or yourself at even worse risk. A [...]

Heavy Metals In Your Baby’s Prenatal Vitamins? 5 Steps for Protection While Taking Supplements2019-06-28T14:40:59-05:00

Safe Gardening & Yards: Glyphosate Danger & 14 Glyphosate Facts

2019-02-18T12:35:40-05:00

It's a good good idea to avoid glyphosate (RoundUp) even at home. It’s spring so be mindful of what you and your neighbors use “around” your homes as it gets “into” your homes and into your bodies.  I belong to a community of health professionals, called MindShare that supports each other in serving the consciousness of the planet on safety and human health. Recently, one member posted a comment that her gardener boyfriend wanted to use RoundUp on weeds close to their home, and didn’t think there was any science that backed up adverse issues with this small amount of personal [...]

Safe Gardening & Yards: Glyphosate Danger & 14 Glyphosate Facts2019-02-18T12:35:40-05:00

Guns & Anger: Is hormone disruption part of America’s problem?

2019-01-30T13:20:35-05:00

American society is ill with anger and violence. Three hundred people are assaulted by guns daily, and 100 across the U.S. die from these wounds each day. The latest school massacre, in Parkland, Florida, left 17 students and staff dead. Another massacre is a call—no, a scream—for some common sense and effective solutions. Everyone wants a safer America. That’s not a controversy; it’s a consensus. Americans dying from gunshot wounds in schools, at concerts, in churches, or in movie theaters affects all of us, not just those of us who are trying to help you lead a healthy life. Health includes [...]

Guns & Anger: Is hormone disruption part of America’s problem?2019-01-30T13:20:35-05:00