Joseph Michael Mercola is an American alternative medicine proponent, osteopathic physician, and Internet businessman, who markets dietary supplements and medical devices, some of which are controversial. Until 2013, Mercola operated the "Dr. Mercola Natural Health Center" in Schaumburg, Illinois. He wrote the books The No-Grain Diet and The Great Bird Flu Hoax. On his website, Mercola and colleagues advocate a number of unproven alternative health notions including homeopathy and anti-vaccine positions which have faced persistent criticism. Mercola is a member of the political advocacy group Association of American Physicians and Surgeons as well as several alternative medicine organizations. Mercola's medical claims have been criticized by the medical, scientific, regulatory and business communities. A 2006 BusinessWeek editorial stated his marketing practices relied on "slick promotion, clever use of information, and scare tactics."
About Joseph Mercola
Controversial doctor known for his promotion of alternative medicine, especially on his website. He's supported both anti-vaccine and AIDS denial viewpoints. He's also a best-selling author.
He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1976 and Midwestern University in 1982. He formerly served as Chairman of Family Medicine at St. Alexius Medical Center.
The FDA sent him warnings in 2005, 2006, and 2011 regarding claims he made about his products.
He grew up in Chicago, IL.
He's appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, with Dr. Mehmet Oz.
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