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The Early Years

Dr. Whitaker graduated from Dartmouth College and went on to earn his MD from Emory University. He completed his surgical internship at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. In 1974, along with four other doctors and two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling, Dr. Whitaker founded the California Orthomolecular Medical Society.

Dr. Whitaker founded the Whitaker Wellness Institute (1979-2019) where he helped more than 45,000 patients improve their quality of life by providing them with the knowledge and tools that engender health and wellness.

Health Care, Not Disease Care

Early in his medical career, an encounter with a patient inspired Dr. Whitaker to begin researching nutritional supplements and other natural therapies ignored by medical schools and most conventional physicians. As a result of his research and firsthand experiences, he quickly became convinced that natural therapies held far more potential for maintaining and restoring health than prescription drugs and invasive procedures. This conviction led him to take “the road less traveled” and redirect his career into alternative medicine—or as he prefers to call it, “good medicine.”

Dr. Whitaker’s philosophy involves a combination of therapeutic lifestyle changes, vitamins and other targeted nutritional supplements, and additional cutting-edge natural therapies that work in tandem to jump-start the body’s innate healing ability. He believes that with the right guidance, education, and therapies, we are all capable of achieving optimal health and well-being and that no person is too sick to improve his or her health. This, he says, is the true meaning of “health care”—achieving wellness, not managing disease.

Natural Blood Sugar and Anti-Aging Support

Dr. Whitaker is widely known for helping people naturally achieve and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. He helped tens of thousands of people at the Whitaker Wellness Institute—and through his Whitaker Nutrition nutritional supplements—live more comfortable, vibrant lives. He has written top-selling books and given countless lectures on blood sugar health, which is affecting our country in epidemic proportions.

When in practice, Dr. Whitaker routinely helped those with pain, cardiovascular concerns, and a wide range of age-related health problems, live healthier, happier lives.

A Champion of Health Freedom

Dr. Whitaker is an avid supporter and advocate of freedom of choice in medical care, including the right to use nutritional supplements and other natural therapies. Although no longer active, he was the founder of the nonprofit organization, Freedom of Health Foundation, which was on the advocacy forefront, fighting and winning numerous battles to protect our freedoms.

His successes include: testifying at Congressional hearings in support of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA); suing and winning the right to list truthful information on supplement labels, which had been unconstitutionally blocked by the Food and Drug Administration; and helping patients, newsletter subscribers, and other doctors who have been wrongfully persecuted for their health care choices and practices. For these efforts, Dr. Whitaker has also won several awards for his contributions in this arena.

Books and Other Publications

In addition to Health & Healing and numerous special reports, Dr. Whitaker has authored or co-authored 13 books, including:

  • The Mini-Fast Diet
  • The Whitaker Wellness Weight Loss Plan
  • Reversing Diabetes Cookbook
  • Reversing Diabetes
  • Reversing Heart Disease
  • Quick and Easy Recipes for Vibrant Living
  • Reversing Hypertension
  • The Memory Solution
  • Shed 10 Years in 10 Weeks
  • The Pain Relief Breakthrough
  • Is Heart Surgery Necessary?
  • Dr. Whitaker’s Guide to Natural Healing
  • Reversing Health Risks

Awards and Recognition

  • First Amendment Hall of Fame Award, Emord & Associates, 2014
  • Sacred Fire of Liberty Award, Emord & Associates, 2014
  • Excellence in Integrative Medicine Award, Emord & Associates, 2014
  • Excellence in Nutrition Science Award, Emord & Associates, 2014
  • 30th Anniversary Award of Excellence, Burzynski Clinic, 2008
  • American Physician Award, Reflexology of America, 2006
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, International/American Association of Clinical Nutritionists, 2006
  • Defender of Human Rights Award, CCHR, 2005
  • Guardian of the Constitution Award, Emord & Associates, 2004
  • Protector of Human Rights, CCHR, 2004
  • Pearson v. Shalala 1st Amendment Freedom Award, Emord & Associates, 2001
  • Presidential Commendation for Exemplary and Inspirational Achievement, American College for Advancement in Medicine, 1995