Dr. Joseph Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) and family physician, he performed routine checkups, school physicals and treated chronic illnesses, seeing more than 20,000 patients over 20 years. Because he was trained under the conventional medical model, Dr. Mercola treated patients using prescription drugs during his first years of private practice and was actually a paid speaker for drug companies.
As he began experiencing the failures of the conventional model in his practice, he started exploring natural medicine and found great success with preventative, holistic approaches.
Dr. Mercola founded Mercola.com in 1997 to share his own health experiences, spread vital health information and promote natural ways to achieve optimal health. He aims to ignite a transformation of the fatally flawed health care system in the U.S., and to empower people to take control of their health with regenerative practices and informed consent principles.
Today, Mercola.com is a leading source for trusted natural health information worldwide, while the Mercola Market brand has developed over 1,000 premium-quality products for your health, home and pet, including supplements, personal care and Demeter Certified Biodynamic foods sourced from regenerative farms.
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