Dr. Joseph Mercola

Physician, Surgeon, Author

    A physician, surgeon and New York Times bestselling author and television health celebrity, Dr. Mercola continues to question many traditional medical practices and urges consumers to consider healthier alternatives to medicine and vaccines. Mercola is a 1976 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago and a 1982 graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (now Midwestern University). He is a former Chairman of Family Medicine at St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Mercola has written two books which have been listed on the New York Times bestseller list: The No-Grain Diet (May 2003) and The Great Bird Flu Hoax (October 2006). In the latter book, Mercola dismisses medical concerns over an avian influenza pandemic, asserting that the government, big business, and the mainstream media have conspired to promote the threat of avian flu in order to accrue money and power. Dr. Mercola has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Doctors.