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Why I Sell Products


You might wonder why a doctor who is passionate about health decided to establish his own website and sell products. Like most physicians, I became a doctor because I wanted to help people make informed decisions about their health and avoid needless pain and suffering.

In 1997, I realized I could use the internet to gather the latest information that science had to support, using natural alternatives to drugs and surgery. I started writing a newsletter and sharing it on the internet so others could benefit from this knowledge.

After treating over 25,000 patients over more than 20 years, I witnessed firsthand the positive effects of appropriately prescribed eating and exercise plans.

My primary intent has not waivered: helping people.

So, What Changed?

When I founded the site, I was the sole employee and didn't draw a salary, although launching and running the site the first three years cost me upwards of $500,000.

It soon became obvious this was not a sustainable model. There is no way I could afford to pay the increasing costs without additional revenue. The easy solution would have been paid advertising or investors. But both of those choices would have compromised my sharing an accurate health message.

The Only Reasonable Option Left

My only option was to recommend products my family and I were already using to stay healthy, and earn revenue from that. These are all high quality products with the finest ingredients made by trusted manufacturers. For every product I sell, there are hundreds of similar products that fail to meet my exacting standards. Each product on this site is carefully tested and scrutinized by my research team and myself. The total process can take years before my strict standards are met.

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Where Does the Money Go?

Like any other business, we must cover necessary business expenses, and keep on the lights and heat. Proceeds from this site also cover the hardware and bandwidth necessary to host the site as well as staff, including researchers, editors, IT, lawyers and customer service personnel.

This magnificent, diverse and highly skilled team makes it possible for us to provide the valuable health information you receive free on a daily basis.

Your Health Freedom

Around 2010, I realized that merely providing information on the website was not going to be enough to change the health care model because there were too many powerful vested corporate interests involved.

So I became involved in health activism, forming a Health Liberty campaign and aligning with a number of highly effective non-profit organizations that are committed to  protecting your health liberties.

A portion of the profits generated from the sale of the products I recommend goes to a variety of non-profit organizations. These organizations are geared towards protecting your health freedom and providing you with valuable information to help you take control of your health! These organizations include:

  • National Vaccine Information Center
  • Food Democracy Now
  • Consumers for Dental Choice
  • Fluoride Action Network
  • Institute for Responsible Technology
  • Organic Consumers Association
  • Rabies Challenge Fund
  • American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation
  • Cornucopia Institute
  • Vitamin D Council
  • GrassrootsHealth
  • Alliance for Natural Health

All these organizations are working towards preserving your health rights and keeping you informed.

Thank you for the privilege of partnering with you in taking control of your health.



Thank you! Your purchases help us support these charities and organizations.

Food Democracy Now Mercury Free Dentistry Fluoride Action Network National Vaccine Information Center Institute for Responsible Technology Organic Consumers Association Center for Nutrtion Advocacy
Cornucopia Institute Vitamin D Council GrassrootsHealth - Vitamin D*action Alliance for Natural Health USA American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation The Rabies Challenge Fund Cropped Catis Mexico

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