Doctor Mercola and His Informative Website

Doctor Mercola writes extensively on weight loss and all sorts of health topics on his popular website mercola.com. I have subscribed to his free email newsletter for several years now, and I find it an interesting mix. You may see videos of cute kittens, serious warnings about the under-reported dangers of vaccinations or flu shots or cellphones, lots of commentary on nutrition, and much more. A lot of what he writes is controversial.

I’m listing mercola.com in the FREE section of my website because it is so full of free information, but you can also buy nutritional supplements and other items there. Sometimes I do get supplements there. But mainly I like to read some of his articles. Of course, I form my own opinions but I think he does a real service in pointing out things that deserve discussion and evaluation. You can subscribe to the newsletter from his website by giving your email address.

Who Is Doctor Mercola?

Doctor Mercola

Dr. Joseph Mercola  has a page about his education and background on his site at http://www.mercola.com/forms/background.htm With the permission of the site, I am quoting a selection from it:

“And so, my qualifications: first and foremost, I am an osteopathic physician, also known as a DO. DOs are licensed physicians who, similar to MDs, can prescribe medication and perform surgery in all 50 states. DOs and MDs have similar training requiring four years of study in the basic and clinical sciences, and the successful completion of licensing exams. But DOs bring something extra to the practice of medicine. Osteopathic physicians practice a “whole person” approach, treating the entire person rather than just symptoms. Focusing on preventive health care, DOs help patients develop attitudes and lifestyles that don’t just fight illness, but help prevent it, too.I am also board-certified in family medicine and served as the chairman of the family medicine department at St. Alexius Medical Center for five years. I am trained in both traditional and natural medicine.In November 2009, I was named the top Ultimate Wellness Game Changer by the Huffington Post, an honor that celebrates “100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 10 categories who are harnessing the power of new media to reshape their fields and change the world.” HuffPost readers voted me to the top to receive this special award…I also authored two New York Times Bestsellers, The Great Bird Flu Hoax and The No Grain Diet.”
From www.mercola.com

For balance, here is the beginning of a somewhat unfriendly article about him at Wikipedia. You can click on the link to read the rest:

“Joseph M. Mercola, D.O. (born 1954), is a controversial osteopath, health activist, and entrepreneur practicing in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.[1] He is the author of several books, including The No-Grain Diet? (with Alison Rose Levy) and The Great Bird Flu Hoax. Mercola is the founder and editor of the alternative-medicine website Mercola.com, where he advocates dietary and lifestyle approaches to health and markets a variety of health-related products. Mercola criticizes many aspects of standard medical practice, particularly vaccination and the use of prescription drugs and surgery to treat diseases. He is a member of the politically conservative Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, as well as several alternative medicine organizations.[2]”

From en.wikipedia.org

How popular is mercola.com? If you go to that link, you can click on live links to a lot of other top health-related sites: http://articles.mercola.com/

 

So if you like to read on  a variety of health topics, with plenty on weight loss, do check out Doctor Mercola!