Dr. Mercola / Joseph “Joe ” Mercola
One of the most trusted experts that I most frequently reference and promote when it comes to health is Dr. Mercola and his site Mercola.com. His site is ranked as THE top visited site for information on health and nutrition with over 80 million annual visitors!
For some of our many articles referencing his prolific work, click here.
Mercola is one of the true pioneers and visionaries in creating a healthy population and planet. Although highly credentialed and experienced in the traditional medical system, he is far from typical. He helps lead the charge in creating a better healthcare model by always sharing the latest information about true health. Unlike typical doctors, he doesn’t push drugs or procedures, he helps empower you to take control over your own health primarily by making changes in your nutrition and lifestyle. This is the real answer to better health.
His motivation is to make you as healthy as you can possibly be. This involves:
- Providing the most up-to-date natural health information and resources that will most benefit you and,
- Exposing corporate, government, and mass media hype that diverts you away from what is truly best for your health and often to a path that leads straight into an early grave.
-from his site Mercola.com
I was born and raised in the inner city of Chicago, IL. I had a normal childhood, and it was in my school years that I truly took an interest in health and wellness. In my early twenties, I worked as a pharm tech at a physician’s office. I worked at the Illinois Eye Bank to harvest donated eyes to be used for cornea transplant. I also worked at the Kidney Bank.
I first began seeing patients at my private wellness clinic in Schaumburg, IL, in 1985. I was a sole practitioner. It was filled with routine checkups, school physical exams, and seeing chronically ill patients. I was prescribing drugs, but realized that they were not working.
I began exploring the world of natural medicine in the early 1990s. After seeing drastic improvements when my patients modified their diet and became more physically active, I changed the way I practiced medicine.
My passion is to transform the traditional medical paradigm in the United States, and that consumes most of my free time. For 40 years since 1968, I was an active runner; I completed the Chicago Marathon in just over three hours, among other accomplishments. I have also been a computer hobbyist since 1985, with an interest in the Internet that dates back to the early ‘90s.
The existing medical establishment is responsible for killing and permanently injuring millions of Americans, but the surging numbers of visitors to Mercola.com since I began the site in 1997 – we are now routinely among the top 10 health sites on the Internet – convinces me that you, too, are fed up with their deception. You want practical health solutions without the hype, and that’s what I offer.