As a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO), Dr. Joseph Mercola has successfully treated thousands of patients for over two decades. He finished his family practice residency in 1985. Before focusing on holistic healthcare, he spent his first few years of private practice treating his patients with prescription drugs, and was even a paid speaker for some pharmaceutical companies. But after witnessing the flaws of conventional medicine, he decided to switch to natural medicine and integrated time-tested holistic approaches in his practice, with which he found great success. He then founded The Natural Health Center (formerly The Optimal Wellness Center), which focuses on using a “whole-body approach” to medicine. For most of his life, Dr. Mercola has exhibited a great interest in technology. In 1997, he integrated his passion for health with modern technology by founding Mercola.com, where he shares his personal health experiences and natural strategies that can promote optimal health. Mercola.com currently receives an average of 14 million visitors monthly and has over one million subscribers, making it one of the world’s most visited health sites. Dr. Mercola seeks to transform the flawed medical paradigm in the United States by educating people. Along the way, he accomplished significant milestones that have inspired people to take control of their health using safe and practical solutions. In 2009, Dr. Mercola was voted the 2009 Ultimate Wellness Game Changer by The Huffington Post. He also authored two New York Times bestsellers, The Great Bird Flu Hoax and The No-Grain Diet, and has been featured in many media resources, such as TIME Magazine, CNN, Fox News, and ABC News with Peter Jennings. Get the latest on natural health by connecting with Dr. Mercola through Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+, or visit Dr. Mercola’s Natural Health Center for more information on his practice.