Educational Services BM
Dr. Merrily Kuhn
RN, CCRN(r), Ph.D., ND, Ph.D.


to Help You Achieve and Maintain Good Health

All Video CDs listed below are written and presented by Dr. Merrily A. Kuhn unless otherwise indicated.

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The Gut: Birth/Illness/Health
Do you have gut issues - pain, indigestion, cramps, diarrhea & / or constipation, allergies to food that you never had before, along with depression, memory loss & foggy thinking that you health care provider cannot resolve? First of all, you are not alone! These sign & symptoms are in millions of people.
Spend the next several hours with me & hopefully I can shed some light on why you might have these issues & better yet, what you might do to improve your health - maybe without using drugs like PPIs, antibiotics & anti-depressants.


Depression & Yeast Infections (Candida)
Is there a connection between the gut-brain, psychiatric disorders & yeast infections? Absolutely!
Bacterial colonization of the newborns gut occurs at a sensitive period of brain development & influences behavior & even expression of certain genes for life! Researchers are finding a relationship between gut bacteria & depression and when there is an over production of yeast in the gut it can be more devastating. Excessive yeast (Candida) can breakdown the intestinal wall resulting in leaky gut syndrome. Toxins from the gut enter the vascular system & penetrate the brain, causing many health problems including depression.
This connection & much more is discussed including the prevention and management.
Very Useful Information about Candida

(NEW) Environmental Toxins
Do we live in a toxic environment? The answer is YES!
From the water we drink; the air we breathe; the food we eat; the creams. lotions & potions we put on our body; the products we clean with; the drugs we take; to the cell phone we talk on, we are constantly being exposed to toxins!
Let us explore our environment; fluorine; air pollution; genetically modified foods, preservatives, additives, plastic, Styrofoam, BPA; parabens & phytochemicals; Triclosan; drugs we take & microwave radiation from our cell phones. Can we possibly protect ourselves?

Obesity, It May Not be Your Fault
Obesity-related health issues include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes (79 million pre diabetics, 25 million diabetics and 23% of adolescents are already diabetic), certain types of cancer (pancreas, colon & breast), are all leading causes of preventable death.
So learn about over-weight & obesity & how our body can trick us to gain weigh & regain it after a loss. Learn about chemicals in our body that contribute to obesity and most important, what can we do to counter the obesity epidemic in ourselves & our patients.

What's In Our Food
Are we eating healthy food today? The answer is NO!
The foods on supermarket shelves have more health information on their labels today than ever before—but that has only make it more confusing to determine what to buy. What do most of those claims really mean—”all natural”, “made from whole grains”, “organic”, “natural flavoring & spices”.
Eighty percent of our food today is genetically engineered. Is this affecting our health? We are constantly being exposed to toxins.
Let us explore our food supply: fluorine; genetically modified foods;, preservatives, colors and flavors, additives, inter esterified fat, artificial sweeteners;, arsenic, heavy metals, titanium dioxide, coal tar, silicone and many more.
How does our food come to us? Are the containers our food is stored in: plastic, Styrofoam, and BPA, safe? Can we possibly protect ourselves and our families? What role do phytochemicals play?

Pre - Probiotics Where the Strong Survive
Microorganisms are everywhere. They can protect us or make us sick.
The time has come to colonize our own microbes against this pathogenic invasion. It is time to put nature back to its original order and to employ the evolutionarily stronger probiotic bacteria— who have won the wars and battles against pathogens for thousands of years. We have excluded the probiotics from our arsenal for too long. In fact, we have unknowingly broken the backs of many of our probiotic colonies. Our antimicrobial lifestyles have knocked probiotics back a step and allowed the pathogens to get stronger.
However, it’s not too late. This program clarifies not only what probiotics are and do, but how they cooperate with our immune system to combat a multitude of infections & diseases. Learn about: the history of probiotics; what are prebiotics; what to look for on the supplement label; how to find the best products; how foods can be great probiotics; how to take probiotics & finally how our health should improve when taking probiotics.

The A to Zzzzzzz for Optimal Sleep
Poor quality sleep and daytime fatigue are the most common general health complaints in American adults. Practitioners frequently work with patients who report trouble sleeping. Dr. Kuhn reviews concepts of insomnia, sleep apnea and behavior modification to improve sleep utilizing the most up-to-date research. Learn what you can do to improve your sleep..

Thyroid Disease & Testing
A live program presents a review of anatomy and physiology of thyroid gland, and the etiology, symptoms and management of both hypo/hyper-thyroid ism. Emphasis is on diagnostic tests: T4, free T4, TSH and the ramifications of high and low values. Several case studies are presented.

Vitamins, Minerals & Supplements
Vitamins and minerals, do we need them and/or do we abuse them? Vitamins, minerals and supplements are discussed as to their action, use, toxicities, side effects and food sources. Learn how to achieve adequate intake-food or supplements. Learn how to choose good quality products and sort through the truthful and sometimes not-so-truthful information. All health care professions need to know this valuable information.

Drug/Herb Interactions
Herbal products are becoming mainstream and are used by 40-60% of the US population, often concurrently with prescription drugs. Over 60 drug/herb interactions are identified and their mechanism of action reviewed when known. Some drug/herb interactions are benign, but there are others that can result in prescription drugs not being effective or by increasing side effects of either the herb or the drug. All providers must have this timely information to counsel patients.

Scary Drug Interactions
Concepts of drug interactions are presented as to the categories of occurrence: pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, combined toxicities, drug-food interactions, and incompatibilities. Scary drug interactions that can cause injury and death are discussed. All health care providers need to know this valuable information.

Cardiac Function and Testing
Cardiovascular disease is a major killer in the U.S. Health care professionals need to know how to identify risk factors and promote healthy life style choices in our clients.
The purpose of the program is to reinforce the rationale, implications, physiology and pathophysiology behind these frequently ordered laboratory tests in the cardiovascular system as a basis for understanding the patients diagnosis and counseling.

Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Reviews the most common fluid and electrolytes (Na+, K+, Ca++, Mg++, HPO4_,CI , as well as chromium and selenium) as to their function, hypo-hyper states, and appropriate treatment interventions.
Liver Function Testing
The liver is involved with over 400 activities. This program reviews anatomy and physiology of the liver and gallbladder.
In addition, the program discusses the handling of proteins and clotting components, the development of enzymes with injury and the destruction of RBC with the creation of bilirubin. Lab tests are discussed as to their rationales and implications
of high and low values. Several diseases are reviewed with their appropriate lab tests - Hepatitis, NASH, and Pancreatitis. Several case studies assist the learner in interpreting laboratory data.

Oxygenation &Acid Base Balance
Concepts of oxygenation, carbon dioxide, perfusion, transport, delivery, consumption and extraction are discussed. Acid-base is presented: acidosis vs. alkalosis, de compensated vs. compensated, respiratory vs. metabolic and the anion gap. Several patient situations are discussed and a unique method of determining Acid Base balance - the Educational Services Target - is presented.

Identifying Acute Injury on the 12 Lead EKG
Presented by: Deborah Panozzo Nelson, RN, MS, CCRN. Explains how to interpret a 12 lead EKG to identify ischemia, injury and necrosis associated with angina and myocardial infarction.

Mechanical Ventilators
Presented by: Deborah Panozzo Nelson, RN, MS, CCRN. Mechanical Ventilators are frequently used to manage acutely ill patients. This program is designed to enhance understanding of the ventilator - what it does, when it’s needed, how we evaluate it’s effectiveness (or need for a change), what the settings mean, how we evaluate readiness for weaning, and troubleshooting. The focus is on the nurses role in managing the ventilated patient.




Herb & Spice Companion: The Complete Guide to Over 100 Herbs & Spices
by Lindsay Herman

"You can spice up your cooking when you learn how to grow, dry, store and use over 100 herbs and spices!
Herb and Spice Companionis your ultimate guide for using fresh and dried herbs and spices in the kitchen. Inside this handy book, get descriptions of more than 100 herbs and spices from around the world. Discover useful tips on storing and using spices to create innovative combinations of flavors. This is the essential guidebook to using herbs and spices to add flavor and depth in your cooking. From basil to beebalm, from lavender to lemon verbena, learn all of the interesting aspects of your herbs, including their rich history, how to grow, harvest, and dry them, and even their unique medicinal uses. This is a must-have for anyone's cookbook library. (November 2015)

The Magic of Spice Blends: A Guide to the Art, Science, and Lore of Combining Flavors
by Aliza Green

A pinch of this and a dash of that, and you'll be creating distinctive and delectable flavors in every dish!
Today, more than ever, we have access to almost every spice and herb imaginable. But it's the careful blending of herbs and spices that is the true art of the spice handler.
The Magic of Spice Blends reveals the secrets of creating and cooking with the world's classic spice blends from seven regions: Africa, the Far East, Europe, India, the Middle East, North America and the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America.
Chef Aliza Green guides you through the principles of choosing, working with, and blending spices. Join the fun of creating personalized spice and herb blends and knowing just what goes into them--no ancient, bitter, musty dust here! Find resources on where to purchase great quality herds and spices, even organic, non-irradiated. You can even grow your own and use them to make those wonderful spice blends. (December 2015)



Super Nutrition for Babies (Dr. K Erlich, K Genzlinger)

Two experts give parents the latest scientific & common sense recommendations for feeding their young children in a simple, straight forward feeding philosophy. The authors provide information on eating during pregnancy and then feeding your baby- including when to introduce cereal, fruits, dairy, meat, nuts & soy into the diet. The latest research is used to make suggestions for the best foods for every age & stage so your baby receives the very best nutrition to minimize illness & optimize sleep, digestion & development.

The Kid-Friendly ADHD & Autism Cookbook
(Compart & Laake)

The Ultimate Guide to the Gluten-Free Diet. The best KID-FRIENDLY recipes and guide to the gluten-free milk-free diet for ADHD and Autism and for adults requiring this type of diet. This book describes the conditions, explains the science behind the diet, why the diet works & best of all, how to do it. The recipes are designed to give the body and the brain what it needs to perform optimally. Think about this statement: "Man is a food dependent creature; if you do not feed him, he will die. If you feed him improperly, a part of him will die!"

The ADHD and Autism Nutritional Supplement Handbook
by Laake & Compart

Many children diagnosed with ADHD/Autism have nutritional & metabolic inefficiencies that negatively affect everything from mood & behavior to language & cognition. The authors discuss vitamins, minerals, supplements, food,, probiotics & dietary changes that may drastically improve overall health.
This book will assist parents, grandparents, teachers & physicians who care for these children.

Herbal Therapy & Supplements: A Scientific & Traditional Approach, 2nd Edition Book
By: Merrily Kuhn, RN, PhD, and David Winston, Herbalist, AHG
An in-depth, research based discussion of herbal therapy. Includes information on the plant, action, use, side effects, contraindication, toxicity, pregnancy/lactation and children warnings, long-term safety and drug interactions. Lippincott Publishing.
NOW $44.00

Meditation Booklets
Numerous methods of meditation are presented in an easy to read handbook.

Resume & Vitae Writing
Learn how to create 3 types of resumes or a CV, how to sell yourself, how to get that job you always wanted!
Examples included.


Complementary therapies are becoming more widely used. This series of programs provides information concerning the therapy, its history, purpose, procedure, side effects, and the training/education of the practitioner. In addition, current research is included as well as resources for further information.

Mind-Body-Energy Connection
Presents information to enhance health and prevent disease: describes techniques that connect the mind-body; use energy to heal the body; and reviews movement therapies to enhance energy.

Food as Preventative Medicine
Presents information on phytochemicals found in foods and spices being studied for promotion of health and prevention of cancer. We are what we eat!

Purchase Both Complementary booklets as a set


Quick Pocket Laboratory Reference
Merrily A. Kuhn, ND, PhD, RN
Bound booklet of several hundred lab tests. Identifies causes of high and low values. Ideal pocket guide. Easy to use and carry. Includes the Educational Services TARGET for Acid Base Determination.

Quick Pocket Laboratory Reference For Drug Effects
The Quick Pocket Laboratory Reference For Drug Effects is the compliment text to our popular guide, Quick Pocket Laboratory Reference. This reference features a brief description and listing of the drugs that affect lab test results. The guide also includes a 55-page alphabetized Index of Drugs and the tests they affect.

Purchase both Quick Pocket guides as a set



Critical Care Challenge 2nd Edition
Written by: Dr. Merrily A. Kuhn, PhD, RN, Frances Stier, MSN, RNC, CCRN; Brenda Shelton, MS, RN, CCRN, OCN; Ellen Harvey, MN, RNC, CRN.
Our Critical Care Challenge Game is a learning tool, which helps you to develop accurate responses to critical care situations, enhances learning of difficult case planning topics, and facilitates analytic reasoning and critical thinking. 400 Critical Care questions with answers and rationales.
Original Price: $27.00
Special Price: $10.00

Knuckles Massage Aid
Produced by Perpetual Notions.
Relaxation tool, enhances sleep.



Pharmacogenomic Concepts of Drug Interactions
Over 1000 unique chemical substances are available today, thus the number of possible drug interactions grows daily. The following topics are discussed: pharmacokinetic interaction of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion, drug-food and drug-drug interactions and pharmacodynamic interactions. Thenewest area of pharmacogenomic testing is explored as to its current use, application, cost and other ramifications. Several case studies are discussed to demonstrate the effectiveness of genomic testing in managing patients with pain, cancer, ADD, coumadin and depression. Application to forensic medicine is also discussed. Learn the possible drug interactions that can occur in you, your patients, and family, and what is in our future for individual drugs and doses.
Audio CD and Study Book

Med Surg Certification Review Course
This is a comprehensive 2 day review of medical-surgical nursing that will prepare you to sit for the med-surg certification exam sponsored by the ANA. Study guides include information of diet therapy, drugs and over 150 questions and answers. Content includes: Patient Care Issues, Coping and Adaptation, Multi-System Failure, Pulmonary System/Disorders, Hematologic and Immune Systems/Disorders, Metabolic and Endocrine Functions/Disorders, Renal and Genitourinary Systems/Disorders, Cardiovascular System/Disorders, Sensorineural/Integumentary Systems/Disorders, Female/Male Reproductive.
Text CD, Study Book

National Epidemics:
Diabetes, Asthma & Metabolic Syndrome X

A live program describing the latest research on etiology, diagnosis and symptoms of Diabetes, Asthma and Metabolic Syndrome X. Gain an understanding of treatments including drugs. Learn how to count carbohydrates, and adjust insulin doses. Learn the drugs of choice for mild and persistent asthma. Learn how to manage these national epidemics with both traditional and complementary treatments.
Audio CD, Study Guide

Health Care & Nurse Recruitment & Retention
Presented by: Kathy Cullen RN, MS
The huge generation of aging baby boomers is poised to create an unsurpassed need for healthcare. At the same time, baby boomer nurses and other professional/technical employees will reach retirement age. This comprehensive seminar is designed to provide tools for both successful recruitment and effective retention of high-quality employees.
Audio CD & Study Guide



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