About Dr. Mercola

About Mercola Healthy Skin

The skin is the largest organ of your body and also the thinnest. It is highly permeable, so anything you apply to it can get absorbed in your bloodstream and spreads throughout your body.

Unfortunately, many people today are mostly unmindful of the skin products they use. They are not aware that the seemingly harmless beauty products they "pamper" their skin with are actually laced with dangerous, toxic chemicals that can put their health on the line.

I truly believe that there are safer and more efficient ways to maintain or help restore a healthy, youthful appearance without relying on damaging cosmetic products. For this reason, I created Mercola Healthy Skin, a reliable resource that reveals the benefits of using safe, all-natural beauty products and how they can nourish and protect your skin, keeping it healthy and youthful-looking.

I provide useful but practical tips that will help you take care of your skin. I also expose the flaws of the cosmetic industry, as well as the dangers of using unhealthy, toxin-laced skin care products and how they can wreak havoc on your overall health.

Mercola Healthy Skin also gives you access to my USDA Certified Organic Skin Care Line, which features all-natural beauty products made from some of the best botanicals from around the world. My team and I have specially formulated these products to encourage rejuvenation – they will provide significant benefits to your skin without exposing you to harmful chemicals.

About Dr. Joseph Mercola

Dr. Joseph Mercola has been passionate about improving people's health for most of his life. Along with providing relevant health tips and advice that can help people achieve true healing and wellness, Dr. Mercola offers a wide range of trustworthy and high-quality natural health products for consumers. These include supplements, skin care and dental care products, fitness equipment, and more.

Dr. Mercola does NOT promote substandard products, only high-quality ones.

Every Mercola product goes through an intensive research and selection process supervised by Dr. Mercola. To ensure safety and efficiency, these products are required to comply with strict manufacturing practices.

Profits generated from Mercola products are mostly allocated to the maintenance of and improvements to Mercola.com, as well as for:

  • Funding causes supported by Dr. Mercola
  • The production of the Mercola daily newsletter
  • Support for Mercola partner health organizations

Dr. Mercola does not accept any form of 3rd party advertising or promotion, and is not influenced by outsiders. He only sells products that are in line with his standards and have passed all his requirements.

Educational Background

Dr. Mercola is an osteopathic physician, also known as a DO. All DOs undergo the same training as MDs, which includes four years of study in the basic and clinical sciences, as well as the successful completion of licensing exams.

Dr. Mercola finished his family practice residency in 1985. He is board-certified in family medicine, and served as the chairman of the family medicine department at St. Alexius Medical Center for five years. He was also granted fellowship status by the American College of Nutrition in October 2012.

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) - 1972-1976
  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine 1978-1982
  • Chicago Osteopathic Hospital 1982-1985 Family Practice Residency. Chief resident 1984-1985
  • Board Certified American College Osteopathic General Practitioners July 1985
  • State of Illinois Licensed Physician and Surgeon


In 1997, Dr. Mercola merged his passion for natural health with his interest in modern technology and the Internet by creating the website Mercola.com. Through this site, Dr. Mercola is able to share his own health experiences and provide valuable health news and tips that help people achieve optimal health.

Mercola.com is regularly updated with timely health news, and now has over 100,000 pages of free health information. It is Dr. Mercola's primary way of reaching out to his subscribers all over the world.Mercola.com is now one of the world's most visited natural health website, with an average of 14 million visitors monthly and over one million subscribers.

Awards and Appearances

Dr. Mercola authored three New York Times Bestsellers, The Great Bird Flu Hoax, The No-Grain Diet, and Effortless Healing.

In November 2009, he was voted the "Ultimate Wellness Game Changer" by the Huffington Post, an honor that celebrates "100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 10 categories who are harnessing the power of new media to reshape their fields and change the world." Winners of this special award are voted by Huffington Post readers. Check out Dr. Mercola's Huffington Post profile.

Dr. Mercola has been featured in many publications, such as TIME magazine, Forbes magazine, and the LA Times. He has also appeared in many television programs, such as Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, CNN, Fox News, ABC News with Peter Jennings, Today Show, CBS's Washington Unplugged with Sharyl Attkisson, and other major media resources.

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