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BERKSON HEALTH

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

2020-02-20T14:47:28-06:00

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 Soon2020-02-20T14:47:28-06:00

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

2019-02-18T12:35:40-06:00

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 Facts2019-02-18T12:35:40-06:00

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

2019-01-30T13:20:35-06:00

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?2019-01-30T13:20:35-06:00

What Air And Sitting Do To Your Hormones And 4 Strategies to Protect Your Estrogens.

2019-02-06T13:13:55-06:00

Hormones don’t just go “south” from stress, poor food choices, or genetic bad luck. They are affected by what you inhale. And how long you sit. Even in your teen-age daughter or your sweet old granny. I recently did an amazing show with Dave Asprey from BulletProof  on hormones and the environment. Listen to it here. Air pollution exposures and lack of exercise have historically been linked to heart and lung disease. But now, both air pollution and excessive sitting are being scientifically shown, to adversely affect your estrogens. Gynecologic science has known that hormones rule reproductive and menstrual health or [...]

What Air And Sitting Do To Your Hormones And 4 Strategies to Protect Your Estrogens.2019-02-06T13:13:55-06:00

Sugar Shockers & Scams

2019-06-28T14:41:09-05:00

Why You Should Make This One New Year's Resolution, and Stick to It When we think of New Year’s resolutions, we think of losing weight, exercising more, drinking less or not for a while… but more scientific research now says sugar addiction is often overlooked as the most destructive and deadly force of all. Emerging and replicated research shows people who consume lots of sugar are more than twice as likely to die from heart disease. Studies say sugar feeds cancer cells and boost the risk of Alzheimer's. Then there is sugar's link to diabetes, and the list goes on. That's [...]

Sugar Shockers & Scams2019-06-28T14:41:09-05:00

Your body loves blue food. So does your vagina. Especially if you’re being treated for cervical cancer. 6 of my favorite protective blue food ideas.

2020-03-03T15:26:47-06:00

Twelve thousand women a year are diagnosed with cervical cancer. It's treated with radiation. Researchers from the University-Columbia now show that blueberry extract makes the radiation work more effectively. Blueberries, it turns out, are "radio-sensitizers". Blue berry extract, when given along with radiation, make unhealthy cervical cancer cells respond better, die more, when exposed to radiation. In a joint cell study from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, the University of Missouri School of Medicine, and The Affiliated Hospital of Xiangnan University, in China, they found: Cervical cancer cells treated with radiation alone decreased cancer cell growth by 20%. [...]

Your body loves blue food. So does your vagina. Especially if you’re being treated for cervical cancer. 6 of my favorite protective blue food ideas.2020-03-03T15:26:47-06:00

Birth Control Hormones Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer And More!

2019-02-24T16:51:16-06:00

(updated 2/2019) Enemies Towards Your Breasts Did you know that birth control pills and other contraceptive methods that use synthetic hormones, could be enemies toward your breasts? Women take birth control pills (or hormonal IUDs and shots) the world over. Providers hand out hormonal contraception scripts like M&M’s. Thus, we assume they’re safe (as do many of our providers). But research from the mid 1970’s onward is showing this is not necessarily true. On one hand, birth control pills may be helpful and protective for some conditions. For example, the use of the pill reduces the risk of certain cancers, such [...]

Birth Control Hormones Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer And More!2019-02-24T16:51:16-06:00

What’s In Your Vitamins? Part I

2019-02-05T13:15:48-06:00

How do you know what's in your vitamins? Taking nutrients to keep you well or to heal you from an illness can be a slippery slope. There are lots of details involved that many people, nutritionists, and even doctors don't understand. Nutraceuticals are a major tool in my business. I specialize in medical nutrition and natural answers for diverse and complex illnesses. I have been in practice for 47 years, and have formulated vitamins for major companies like Metagenics. Presently I train medical doctors in the use of nutrients to treat diverse diseases. I have been studying, teaching, and watching the trends [...]

What’s In Your Vitamins? Part I2019-02-05T13:15:48-06:00

Losing The CARE In Healthcare & How Medicine Lost Its Way (Especially Regarding Natural Answers for Diseases)

2019-02-04T11:17:25-06:00

A post by John Mandrola, M.D. came up on my social media that said: “I’m concerned about the practice of Medicine. “Productivity” is slowly but surely extracting care from healthcare. It’s bad. Really bad.” He wrote an article in Medscape, the largest online medical journal that goes to approximately 5 million healthcare provides worldwide. It’s such a painful eye opener that it’s worse than having a huge infection in both eyes. But we all better open our eyes soon. Care is being taken out of healthcare. YOU, the patient, as has been the case for decades now, suffers the most. Dr. [...]

Losing The CARE In Healthcare & How Medicine Lost Its Way (Especially Regarding Natural Answers for Diseases)2019-02-04T11:17:25-06:00

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