Osteopathic physician and health activist.
Joseph Michael Mercola is an alternative medicine proponent, osteopathic physician, and web entrepreneur, who markets a variety of controversial dietary supplements and medical devices through his website, Mercola.com. Until 2013, Mercola operated the “Dr. Mercola Natural Health Center” (formerly the “Optimal Wellness Center”) in Schaumburg, Illinois. He wrote the best-selling books The No-Grain Diet (with Alison Rose Levy) and The Great Bird Flu Hoax. Mercola criticizes many aspects of standard medical practice, such as vaccination and what he views as overuse of prescription drugs and overuse of surgery to treat diseases. On his website mercola.com, Mercola and colleagues advocate a number of unproven alternative health notions including homeopathy, while promoting anti-vaccine positions. Mercola is a member of the political advocacy group Association of American Physicians and Surgeons as well as several alternative medicine organizations.
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Dr. Mercola is a super-popular alternative health physician who runs the equally popular site Mercola.com. In this book, we get a look at his “Mitochondrial Metabolic Therapy” program. MMT for short. As you could probably guess, this is a high-fat (+ “adequate” protein + low-carb) diet. If that approach fires you up, I think you’ll love the book. If not, well… :) Big Ideas we explore include: meeting our mitochondria (the key to health), why “adequate” protein is where it’s at (not low or moderate or high but “adequate”!), mTOR (the cancer switch), good fats (vs. bad ones), peak fasting, and how to win the urge war.
Dr. Joseph Mercola has worked with over 25,000 patients. His website, Mercola.com, is the most popular natural health website in the world—with 25 million (!) people visiting the site every month. In this book, Dr. Mercola distills his favorite, most potent wisdom into “9 Simple Ways to Sidestep Illness, Shed Excess Weight and Help Your Body Fix Itself.” Big Ideas we explore include a quick look at those 9 effortless healing principles, the #1 thing you can do to optimize your health, the best fuel (sugar or fat?), the importance of breathing right and the ultimate choice: degenerate or regenerate?
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