Originally Posted by donkhater
USDA vs a snake oil salesman (Mercola)
Could there be any two more self-serving viewpoints from which to pull arguments and data?
All I know from reading this thread is that the lack of science education in this world is stunning.
Mercola has helped a lot of people and got good results on them—particularly getting them off gluten. ( as my doctor did) I've seen live testimonials.
He's an Osteopathic physician. Osteopathic physicians practice a "whole person" approach instead of just focusing on symptoms.
He is board-certified in family medicine and was chairman of the family medicine department at St. Alexius Medical Center for five years.
He is trained in both traditional and natural medicine. Can't beat that combination if one seeks an integrated approach.
I'd trust him more than any govt entity. I go by results. You probably would have been one of the people who attacked Dr. Semmelweiss back in his day while allowing more women to die in childbirth until his ideas were finally accepted. That's okay, that's usually how it goes. Such things are vilified at first but accepted later. The natural food folks are ahead of the mainstream with some of their claims accepted much later.
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