Last updated on: 4/1/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Joseph Mercola, DO Biography

Title:
Osteopathic Physician
Position:
Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Milk and refined sugar make two of the largest contributions to food induced ill health in our country…It is my strong recommendation that you discontinue your milk products.”

“Don’t Drink Your Milk!,” www.mercola.com (accessed Sep. 18, 2007)

[Editor’s Note: Although Dr. Mercola is Con processed cow’s milk, he is Pro raw milk.]

“Raw milk is truly one of the most profoundly healthy foods you can consume.”

“The Real Reasons Why Raw Milk Is Becoming More Popular,” www.mercola.com (accessed Sep. 18, 2007)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to milk. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to milk.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • State of Illinois Licensed Physician and Surgeon
  • Advisory Board, Nutrition for Optimal Health Association, Price-Pottinger Nutrition Foundation, Weston A. Price Foundation
  • Founder and owner of Mercola.com, a website about health and nutrition, 1997-present
  • Chairman of Family Medicine, St. Alexius Medical Center, 1988-1993
  • Osteopathic family medicine physician, practicing traditional and natural medicine, 1985-present
  • Member, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
Education:
  • DO, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1982
  • BA, University of Illinois, 1978
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?
  2. Are There Associations between Milk and Cancer?
  3. Does Drinking Milk Contribute to Heart Disease?
  4. Is Raw Milk More Healthful Than Pasteurized Milk?