Dr. Julian Whitaker

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Julian Whitaker

Julian Whitaker, MD

Julian Whitaker, MD, America’s Wellness Doctor, is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Emory University Medical School. In 1979, he opened the Whitaker Wellness Institute, which has treated more than 45,000 patients and is the largest alternative medicine clinic in the country.

The author of the popular monthly newsletter Health & Healing, an eight-page monthly newsletter dedicated to alternative health and nonconventional therapies, as well as numerous books, including Shed 10 Years in 10 Weeks, Reversing Diabetes, and Reversing Heart Disease, Dr. Whitaker is a vocal proponent of freedom of choice in the medical arena and founder of the nonprofit Freedom of Health Foundation.

For more about Dr. Whitaker and his natural approach to health and well-being, visit Dr. Whitaker's web site.

Articles by Dr. Julian Whitaker

The Perils of Polypharmacy

Polypharmacy is a serious and increasingly common problem that makes patients sitting ducks for adverse side effects and dangerous drug interactions, raises risk of hospitalization and death, and drives up health care costs.

Do You Really Need That Surgery?

With many diagnoses, pressure to do something comes from a belief that action is preferable to inaction. But the reality is that the human body can heal and that all of our actions have unintended consequences. Thus, inaction can often be the preferred course.

Help for Flint Water Crisis: Chelation Therapy

The Flint Water crisis brought lead levels to the forefront but the problem goes beyond Flint. Unsafe levels of lead have been found in nearly 2,000 communities across the country and many of the most dangerous levels have been found in schools and day care centers. Toxicity can also occur long after exposure has ended. Read about what can be done.

Surprising Contributors to Weight Gain

It is not only what you eat. Gut microbes, drugs, lack of sleep and toxins can all contribute to being overweight or obese.

The Power of Probiotics and Fecal Transplant

Thousands of patients have reported treatment success with fecal transplant not only for ulcerative colitis and C. difficile infections but also Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and other difficult conditions. Australian researchers, for example, reported that 70 percent of patients with chronic fatigue had a positive response. Now, thanks to the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria, antibiotics are losing their luster, and – despite the “ick factor” – fecal transplant is coming into its own.

Hydrogen Water: Drink to Better Health

Is the effect of drinking hydrogen water too good to be true? Dr. Whitaker thought so at first. But the deeper he delved into the hundreds of scientific papers examining the effects of hydrogen therapy, also called molecular hydrogen or H2 therapy, on scores of health challenges, the more he became convinced this is a true scientific breakthrough.

Lyme Disease: What Works, What Doesn't

Lyme disease is caused by a bacterial infection, Borrelia burgdorferi, although many patients are also infected by other tick-borne pathogens that may cause even more problems. Infected ticks are not limited to the Northeast but are found throughout the US. More than 300,000 Americans are infected every year – 10 times more than previously believed. Learn about natural ways to approach the disease.

Curcumin/Turmeric for Brain and Pain

Turmeric does more than give curry its bright color. This herb has been a revered remedy in Ayurvedic medicine for millennia, and in the past 15 years, nearly 6,500 scientific papers have been published on the therapeutic properties of turmeric and curcumin, its most active constituent. It turns out that curcumin is an exceptionally potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with benefits for a wide variety of health concerns including Alzheimer's, cancer, digestive disorders, and pain relief.

Parkinson's Disease: What Works, What Doesn't

With the help of stem cells, hyperbaric oxygen, glutathione and life style changes, patients with Parkinson's can often slow disease progression, improve function, and enhance overall health.

Can IV Vitamin C Knock Out Cancer?

Vitamin C is one of the most popular nutrients, taken by millions in their daily multivitamins and as a stand-alone supplement. Most everyone knows it boosts immunity and helps ward off and minimize colds and flu, and many are aware that it helps prevent and/or treat heart disease, stroke, cataracts, gout, asthma, wounds, and other conditions. Fewer people, however, are familiar with high dose intravenous vitamin C – the therapy that enabled many to defy their doctors’ dire predictions and recover from cancer.

Regenerative Medicine: Lasting Pain Relief With Stem Cells, PRP, and Prolotherapy

Stem cell therapy is the most promising and versatile treatment in medicine today. These unique cells have the ability to differentiate, or change into several cell types and help regenerate and repair diseased or damaged areas of the body. New technologies, which make it possible to use patients’ own stem cells, eliminate all ethical and safety concerns and have opened the door to widespread use.

Don't Believe the Hype About Statin Drugs

Many doctors believe statin drugs are helpful for “secondary prevention” for patients with serious cardiovascular disease who have already suffered a heart attack or stroke. In this high-risk group, the “number needed to treat” (NNT) for statin drugs to save one life over five years is 83. Considering the toxicity of these drugs, clearly more people will be harmed than helped.

Sleep Better, Stave Off Serious Disease

Sleep medications can have serious side effects and are meant for short term use only. If you have sleep issues, learn about nature's sleep aids.

Breathing Life Into Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea carries an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, elevated blood sugar and insulin, insulin resistance, diabetes, obesity, erectile problems, immune dysfunction, memory loss and concentration difficulties. If you snore, learn how a CPAP machine can change your life.

Cardiovascular Health and CRP: Statins Are Not the Answer

Dr. Julian Whitaker stresses the therapeutic powers of diet, nutrition, exercise, and all-natural hormonal and dietary supplements in a balanced approach to health and wellness. He addresses heart disease, cholesterol and the common blood test for inflammation, C-Reactive Protein and the use of statin drugs. Are they friend or foe?