Dr. Oz: Joseph Mercola, Krill Oil & Alternative Medicine

Doctor Oz had Joseph Mercola, author of The No-Grain Diet, on his show to teach us about the field of alternative health.  Joseph Mercola’s website gets 12 million hits per month and he is a board certified osteopath.  Joseph has been telling Americans about the importance of Vitamin D and the danger of high fructose corn syrup for a long time… Dr. Oz says that Mercola has always been a bit ahead of the curve, even though Dr. oz does not necessarily agree with everything Mercola believes.

Joseph Mercola said that part of our problem with medicine in America stems from all of the corporate interests in our health field.  For example, the United States is the only country that allows drug companies to advertise their medicine.  One of Mercola’s best alternative medicine secrets is to take Krill Oil Softgels.  Krill are crustaceans that are tiny and generally eaten by other fish.  Krill Oil Softgels should be swallowed (don’t chew them because it doesn’t have a great taste as Dr. Oz pointed out to us).  Krill Oil Softgels are much better than regular omega 3 fish oil capsules because Krill Oil Softgels are lower in mercury, your body can abosrb Krill Oil Softgels better and it will make  you burp less than fish oil.  Kathy Freston said that a vegetarian option would be walnuts or flaxseed oil, but Mercola argues that there are certain components in animal based omega 3’s that you don’t get in vegetarian alternatives.


  1. Iris Brown says

    i have watch you and the doctors i have been drinking cod liver oil for the paSt weeks ,i have Rheumatoid Artheritis for the past two years i will never give up i cant walk up straight becauce my back , knees and elbow has been in flame for a long time i am willing to do alternative medicine i would love some help. you can contact me at this email i have been having problem getting to the doctors and insureance is a constance head ace. i will send you a tape to show you what i am talking about if you like.i missing work i am a babysitter had to give that up i can’t take care of the kids anymore

  2. rBw says


    I am so sorry to hear of your pain & suffering. Since it has been almost a year since your post, I hope you have found a successful (natural) treatment by now. If you are still open to the natural approach in treating your RA, I would strongly encourage you to consider Apple Cider Vinegar. (It’s very important you get the raw, organic kind, like Bragg’s – NOT the distilled kind from the grocery store) You might do some research on a wonderful site called EarthClinic.com. When you get there, click on “Ailments” @ the top and then scroll down to RA in the “R” category. If they will let me post it, here’s a direct link: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/rheumatoid_arthritis.html Read ALL of this section and you’ll see many other options as well, each one with personal feedback. What I like most about the site is that no one is trying to sell you something. It’s just real people with real stories of what natural treatments have/haven’t worked for them!

    I truly believe you WILL find relieve from your illness via natural treatments. Because I have seen multiple friends & family members become totally debilitated (and some die) from their illnesses that conventional medicine FAILED to treat, I have made it a passion to use my scientific knowledge in an attempt to present an alternative approach.


  3. Tina says

    Thank you for the valuable information.
    I myself have been using Krill Oil past 6 months and so far doing much better especially on the joints. I used Mega Red initially and switched to Krill Doctor Professional Krill Oil brand past 2 months.
    Would be happy to hear which products others use and recommend.

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