About Dr. Joseph Mercola

Millions of people are now being subjected to unnecessary medical and surgical procedures, or prescribed potentially harmful pharmaceutical drugs. As hospitals and big pharmaceutical companies rake in billions of dollars for these medications and treatments, the public’s health takes the blow. Every year, at least 1.5 million patients fall victim to preventable prescription mistakes, while almost 100,000 people die due to medical errors.

Indeed, modern medicine is no longer about health – it’s now all about profit.

This is why Dr. Joseph Mercola, an osteopathic physician (DO) based in Chicago, Illinois, is determined to change the American health care system.

Dr. Mercola believes that the conventional medical paradigm is flawed and only gives patients temporary relief. Since he was trained under the conventional medical model, he used traditional methods and pharmaceutical drugs to treat patients during his first years of private practice. He later realized that his methods only “cured” his patients’ symptoms, but failed to address the actual cause of the disease. He then decided to switch to safe and practical holistic treatment methods, which has helped him treat thousands of patients ever since.

Dr. Mercola transitioned to natural health. In 1997, he integrated his passion for holistic medicine with modern technology by creating Mercola.com, a natural health website dedicated to providing people with up-to-date health news and information to help them take control of their health. Through this website, he shares his personal experiences and natural strategies to help people reach optimal wellness.

Mercola.com has become one of the most visited health sites in the world. It now has over one million subscribers and receives an average of 14 million visitors monthly.

Dr. Mercola has been featured in many media resources, such as CNN, Fox News, and ABC News, TIME Magazine, and LA Times. He has also authored three New York Times bestsellers: The Great Bird Flu Hoax, The No-Grain Diet, and Effortless Healing.

In 2009, he was named the “Ultimate Wellness Game Changer” by the Huffington Post, an honor given to “100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 10 categories who are harnessing the power of new media to reshape their fields and change the world.”