Doctor of chiropractic Van Merkle in April served as the keynote speaker at the Clinical Society for Integrative Oncology in Seoul, Korea, where approximately 250 oncologists, researchers, and medical doctors were in attendance.
A number of doctors traveled from China for the event, and doctors in attendance included Jin Zhe, M.D. (urologist, professor at Peking University, in the elder care division); Zhang Jinping, M.D. (chair/director of 300 elder care hospitals in China, which covers approximately 100 million people); Seo Jungbok, O.M.D (K.M.D) vice president in DaeJung Elder Care Hospital in China; Fu Ping, M.D. (chairman of the Chinese Clinical Nutrition Association); Kim Kyungah, M.D. (G.P) team doctor of DaeJung Hospital, Korea; and Park Minsoo, M.D. (G.P.) one of the most renowned television personality doctors in Korea.
South Koreans can receive a free comprehensive blood test every two years through the government. Merkle was invited to speak in part to address the great potential for natural-oriented doctors to use lab testing in their nutrition practices. Merkle covered laboratory testing and nutrition, natural solutions available for serious health issues, and presented several of his own cases showing the validity of nutrition supported by laboratory testing.
Merkle also presented certificates to 26 doctors of the first class trained in Korea using his own Science Based Nutrition (SBN) system. The class took doctors a year to complete and was overseen by a South Korean doctor that has been using SBN for approximately 10 years.
“Speaking at the oncology conference was very exciting,” Merkle said. “I also ate some great food and visited beautiful national landmarks but most importantly, I made some very good friends. I look forward to returning.”
Merkle, DABCI, DCBCN, CCN, is a graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic and is board certified in clinical nutrition and has practiced in Centerville, Ohio for more than 35 years. He is the founder, developer and president of Science Based Nutrition (SBN), a laboratory and nutrition patented computer analysis system.
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