Joseph Mercola Bio | Wiki
Joseph Mercola is an American alternative medicine proponent, osteopathic physician, and Internet business personality. He markets dietary supplements and medical devices. On his website, Joseph and colleagues advocate unproven and pseudoscientific alternative health notions including homeopathy and opposition to vaccination.
These positions have received persistent criticism. He is a member of several alternative medicine organizations as well as the political advocacy group Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, which promotes scientifically discredited views about medicine and disease.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercola spread misinformation about the virus and pseudoscientific anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms, researchers have identified him as the “chief spreader of coronavirus misinformation online”.
Joseph Mercola Age
Joseph was born on July 8, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He is 68 years old.
Joseph Mercola Height
He is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (Approx. 1.72 m).
Joseph Mercola Family
Joseph was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois by his parents Jeanette Aldridge and Thomas Nicholas Mercola. His mother was a waitress and his father was an Air Force veteran who worked for Marshall Field, a department store in Chicago.
Joseph Mercola Wife
Joseph is married to his beautiful wife Erin Elizabeth. She is a conspiracy theorist, alternative health advocate, and blogger, who blogs under the name Health Nut News. Erin has been called one of the “disinformation dozen” responsible for 65% of Covid-19 anti-vaccine misinformation and conspiracy theories on the internet and social media, according to a report by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) in 2021.
Joseph Mercola Education
He attended Lane Tech College Prep High School and studied biology and chemistry at the University of Illinois, graduating in 1976. In 1982, Joseph graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. According to his website, he is a former Chairman of Family Medicine at St. Alexius Medical Center. He stopped treating patients in 2009 to work full-time on his health products and vitamin supplements business.
Joseph Mercola Books
He has written two books that have been listed on the New York Times bestseller list: The No-Grain Diet (2003) and The Great Bird Flu Hoax (October 2006). In the bird flu book, Joseph 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 to accrue money and power.
Joseph Mercola FTC
In 2016, after marketing and selling tanning beds with the claims that they reduced cancer, the Federal Trade Commission filed a false advertising complaint against Joseph and his companies that resulted in him paying $2.6 million in refunds to customers who had bought their tanning beds, and agreed to a ban preventing them from ever again selling tanning beds.
Joseph Mercola Products | Supplements
He stopped treating patients in 2009 to work full-time on his health products and vitamin supplements business. For his many dietary supplements and device products over some 16 years during the 21st century, Joseph was warned by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for falsely advertising products approved to “mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure” various diseases.
They included 2005, Living Fuel RX(TM) and Coconut Oil Products, in 2006, Optimal Wellness Center chlorella and coconut oil, and in 2011, Meditherm Med2000 Infrared camera, which had no approved evidence for use as a diagnostic or therapeutic device.
Joseph Mercola Covid
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Joseph spread misinformation about the virus and pseudoscientific anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms. He has been warned on many occasions by the FDA for selling unapproved health products.
His company and social media site were warned again by the FDA in 2020–2021 for falsely advertising the efficacy of high doses of vitamin C, vitamin D3, quercetin, and pterostilbene products to “mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure” COVID-19 disease.
Joseph Mercola Net Worth
He earns his wealth from his career, therefore, he has amassed a fortune over the years. Joseph’s estimated net worth is $100 million.
Who Is Joseph Mercola
Joseph is an American alternative medicine proponent, osteopathic physician, and Internet business personality. He markets dietary supplements and medical devices. On his website, Joseph and colleagues advocate unproven and pseudoscientific alternative health notions including homeopathy and opposition to vaccination.