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Health Informational Resources

to Help You Achieve and Maintain Good Health
All Video CDs and Books listed below are written and presented by
Dr. Merrily A. Kuhn unless otherwise indicated.


Video CDs

(See short video clips on the Home Page)

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, anxiety, memory loss & foggy thinking that you health care provider cannot resolve? Growing up in today's Environment-Genetically Modified Foods, Wheat, Colors, Dyes, Preservatives. Gut Diseases- H Pylori, GERD, IBS, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac Disease, Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity. 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.
Video CD Set $40.00 $30

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Depression & Yeast Infections (Candida)

An estimated 19 million Americans suffer from and are living with Depression, Anxiety!

Is there a connection between the gut-brain, psychiatric disorders, anxiety & 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, anxiety, 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 and anxiety.
This connection & much more is discussed including the prevention and health management.
Video CD Set $40.00 $30.00

Very Useful Information about Candida

Depression and Yeast Infection Candida

Environmental Toxins

Do we live in a Environmental Toxins? 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 Environmental Toxins!
Let us explore our Environmental Toxins; 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?
Video CD Set $40.00 $30.00
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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.
Video CD Set $30.00

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?
Video CD Set $40.00 $30.00
What's in our food
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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.
Video CD Set $40.00 $30.00

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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 with sleep. Dr. Kuhn reviews concepts of insomnia, sleep apnea and behavior modification to improve sleep utilizing the most up-to-date sleep research. Learn what you can do to improve your sleep..
Video CD Set $30.00

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-thyroidism. Emphasis is on diagnostic tests: T4, free T4, TSH and the ramifications of high and low values. Several case studies are presented.
Video CD Set $30.00
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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.
Video CD Set $30.00
Vitamins Minerals Supplements

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.
Video CD Set $30.00
Drug Herb Interactions
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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.
Video CD Set $30.00
Scary Drug Interactons

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
Cardiac Function and Testing
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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
Video CD Set $30.00
Fluid and Electrolyte

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.
Video CD Set $45.00 $35.00
Liver Function Testing
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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.
Video CD Set $30.00
Oxygenation and Acid Base Balance

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 Complementaryd with angina and myocardial infarction.
Video CD Set
12 Lead EKG

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.
Video CD Set $30.00
Mechanical Ventilators
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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)
Book $13.00
Herb  & Spice
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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.
Book NOW $40.00
Herb Therapy
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Magic of Food (Dr. Michael Murray)

Food affects our body, mind, and health in many remarkable ways. And certain foods work together in ways that are almost magical. In this groundbreaking new eating plan, Dr. Michael Murray identifies foods that act together to produce a total effect or force that is greater than the sum of the individual foods t. As the foods work together, they improve your energy and your physical and mental health.

Book $23.00

10-day Detox Diet (Dr. Mark Hyman)

Dr. Hyman explains how to: activate your natural ability to burn fat-- especially belly fat; reduce inflammation; reprogram your metabolism; shut off your fat-storing genes; de-bug your digestive system; create effortless appetite control; and soothe the stress to shed the pounds. With practical tools designed to achieve optimum wellness, including meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as step-by- step, easy-to- follow advice on green living, supplements, medication, exercise, and more.
Book $25.00

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How Not to Die (Dr. Michael Greger)

How Not to Die reveals the groungbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can help prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death
Book $26.00

How Not to Die Cookbook ( Dr. Michael Greger)

This book offers a delectable, easy-to-prepare, plant-based dish to help anyone eat their way to better health. Rooted in the latest nutrition science, these easy-to follow, stunningly photographed recipes will appeal to anyone looking to live a longer, healthier lifre.
Book $27.00
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The Grain Brain: Whole Life Plan
(Dr. David Pearlmutter)

A practical, comprehensive program that lowers the risk for brain ailments while yielding other benefits, such as weight loss, relief from chronic conditions, and total body rejuvination. Science-based and highly accessible, the book expands upon the core advice from Dr. Perlmutter's previous works and introduces new informmation about the advantages of eating more fat, fewer carbs, and nurturing the microbiome. Including original recipes.
Book $24.00

The Grain Brain Cookbook
(Dr. David Pearlmutter)

The Grain Brain Cookbook presents more than 150 delectable recipes to keep your brain vibrant and your body fit, all the while dramatically reducing your risk for and treating Alzheimer's, depression, ADHD, and epilepsy, as well as relieving everyday conditions like headaches, insomnia, and forgetfulness.
Book $26.00

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Food: What the Heck Can I Eat
(Dr. Mark Hyman)

Dr. Hyman looks a every food group and explains what we've gotten wrong, revealing which foods nurture our health and which pose a threat. H also explains food's crucial role in functional medicine and how food systems and policies affect our environmental and presonal health.
Book $25.00

Eat Fat Get Thin
( Dr. Mark Hyman)

Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes out health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the immense health and weight- loss benefits of a high-fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, oils, avocados, and other delicious super-foods. Learn about a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science and axplains how to EAT FAT, GET THIN and achieve optimum wellness along the way.
Book $25.00

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Meditation Booklets

Numerous methods of meditation are presented in an easy to read handbook.
Booklet $2.00
Meditation Booklets


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.
Booklet $5.00
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Complementary Therapies


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.
Booklet $11.00
Comp Therapies - Mind Body Energy
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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!
Booklet $12.00
Food as Preventative Medicint

Purchase Both Complementary booklets as a set

Booklets $19.00
Both Booklet Set
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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.
Reference Guide $15.00
Laboratory Reference
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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.
Reference Guide $15.00
Pocket Lab Ref for Drug Effects
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Purchase both Quick Pocket guides as a set

Reference Guides $25.00
Pocket Guide 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
Critical Care Challenge

Knuckles Massage Aid

Produced by Perpetual Notions.
Relaxation tool, enhances sleep.
Knuckles Massage Aid
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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
Pharmacogenomic Concepts - Drug Interaction
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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
Med Surg Certification Review

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
National Epidemics
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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
Health Care and Nurse Recruitment

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