dr mercola

#208 Dr. Joe Mercola on Sunlight, Grounding & Biohacking (My favorite episode)

Meet Dr. Mercola

First and foremost, I am an osteopathic physician, also known as a DO. DOs are licensed physicians who, similar to MDs, can prescribe medication and perform surgery in all 50 states. DOs and MDs have similar training requiring four years of study in the basic and clinical sciences, and the successful completion of licensing exams. But DOs bring something extra to the practice of medicine. Osteopathic physicians practice a "whole person" approach, treating the entire person rather than just symptoms. Focusing on preventive health care, DOs help patients develop attitudes and lifestyles that don't just fight illness, but help prevent it, too.

I am also board-certified in family medicine and served as the chairman of the family medicine department at St. Alexius Medical Center for five years. I am trained in both traditional and natural medicine.

In addition, I was granted fellowship status by the American College of Nutrition (ACN) in October 2012. In order to obtain fellowship status with the ACN one must meet a minimum of four requirements. Those requirements include: (1) co-author five or more publications relevant to nutrition in referred medical or scientific journals, (2) demonstrate significant experience in patient care, (3) hold a doctoral degree from an institution that is accredited by the Regional Accrediting Organizations, and (4) maintain status with the ACN.

Today we discuss

  • Moving to Florida for true health and vitamin D!
  • The effect of optimal sunlight and grounding
  • Mercola's garden and sustainable food future
  • So many more little golden nuggets to share here, you just have to listen!

I'm so uplifted after my conversation with Dr. Mercola. His radiance and enthusiasm for life is contagious and makes me want to pack up and move to Florida! Happy 4 year anniversary for the podcast!

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