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Below is a routinely updated ranking of the Internet's most visited health sites, grouped into 1) natural health sites, and 2) all medical/health sites. That Mercola.com stands so high on these lists - and our visit patterns show only a continuing surge - is, at first glance, astounding. On deeper reflection, though, it also makes perfect sense. Why?

There are thousands, even tens of thousands, of Websites pertaining, in part or whole, to human health. Some raised directly or discreetly by mega-corporations, others by small to large medical and university organizations, and many more the project of health care practitioners or entrepreneurs. Sometimes their aims have been altruistic or at least forthright, but far too often, and reflecting trends in the traditional healthcare establishment at large, their goal has been to dazzle and deceive, to continue inventing medical agendas and need through glitzy and smooth-talking sites, toward their usual underlying motive: greed. Not profit. Greed.

Some may call the rise of Mercola.com astounding because it has been funded entirely by Dr. Mercola, and maintained by him and his very small team. No venture capital, no paid advertisements, no silent partners. No outside "interests," in other words, pounding on a board table and demanding we skew the facts to make a few extra bucks. Also astounding because, while we're escalating our efforts to make the site more efficient and intuitive, ours is not a carnival experience: no flashing lights, funhouse mirrors, or dancing clowns. Just Dr. Mercola's expert insight on human diet and health and his advice on how to improve yourself through optimal foods and life habits, presented in a straightforward, honest manner... and without those outside "interests" whose interests really have nothing to do with your well-being.

For those reasons, the rise of Mercola.com is astounding. But they're exactly why our success in these rankings also makes sense. You want knowledge that can improve your health - unadorned by excess bells and whistles and unafraid to offer advice that might offend the medical establishment, but also highly reputable and presented in a way that makes sense to the real world. That is Mercola.com. Numbers don't always tell the whole story, but our continued climb up these charts certainly suggests that the word is getting out - Mercola.com is about substance. It makes perfect sense.

Most Visited Natural Health Content Sites Nov 5, 2002
  Name URL Rank
1 Dr. Atkins www.atkinscenter.com 4,568
2 Dr. Mercola www.mercola.com 5,105
3 Dr. Weil www.drweil.com 8,317
4 Health World Online www.healthy.net 8,709
5 Life Extension Foundation www.lef.org 11,412
6 Dr. Stoll www.askwaltstollmd.com 12,367
7 Cure Zone www.curezone.com 14,725
8 Prevention Magazine www.prevention.com 19,696
9 Chet Day www.chetday.com 37,261
10 Gary Craig's EFT www.emofree.com 41,562
11 Chiro Web www.chiroweb.com 43,173
12 Dr. Whitaker www.drwhitaker.com 43,414
13 Dr. David Williams www.drdavidwilliams.com 46,745
14 RedFlagsWeekly www.redflagsweekly.com 49,133
15 Dr. Mirkin www.drmirkin.com 53,551
16 La Leche League www.lalecheleague.org 56,173
17 Holistic Healing www.holisticmed.com 61,838
18 Alternative Medicine www.alternativemedicine.com 62,295
19 Dr. D'Adamo www.dadamo.com 62,889
20 Weston A. Price Foundation www.westonaprice.org 66,459
21 Dr. Grisanti www.drgrisanti.com 69,784
22 Environmental Working Group www.ewg.org 80,356
23 Gary Null's Natural Living www.garynull.com 80,707
24 Dr. Chopra www.chopra.com 85,466
25 Mothering www.mothering.com 99,157

Most Visited Health Content Sites Nov 5, 2002
  Name URL Rank
1 National Institutes of Health www.nih.gov 286
2 WebMD www.webmd.com 518
3 Medscape www.medscape.com 1,910
4 AMA www.ama-assn.org 2,953
5 Mayo Clinic www.mayoclinic.com 4,123
6 Dr. Atkins www.atkinscenter.com 4,568
7 Health Scout www.healthscout.com 4,794
8 Dr. Mercola www.mercola.com 5,105
9 New England Journal of Medicine www.nejm.org 5,345
10 Doctor's Guide www.docguide.com 6,969
11 British Medical Journal www.bmj.com 7,311
12 MDConsult.com www.mdconsult.com 7,315
13 Harvard's Health Site www.intellihealth.com 7,713
14 Dr. Weil www.drweil.com 8,317
15 American Psychological Association

www.apa.org

8,531

These rankings are provided by Alexa.com, an independent Website that provides similar rankings for all sectors of the Internet. Websites such as CNN and MSNBC that offer health information among many other subject areas are not included in the rankings here, as traffic to these specific areas of their sites cannot be separated from traffic to their entire site. If you believe any medical or health Website has been overlooked, please check their name at www.alexa.com or contact us.

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