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Joseph Michael Mercola (born 1954) is an alternative medicine proponent and osteopathic physician who markets a variety of dietary supplements and medical devices through his website, Mercola.com. Until 2013, Mercola operated the “Dr. Mercola Natural Health Center” (formerly the “Optimal Wellness Center”) in Schaumburg, Illinois. He wrote the best-selling books The No-Grain Diet (with Alison Rose Levy) and The Great Bird Flu Hoax. Mercola criticizes many aspects of standard medical practice, such as vaccination and what he views as overuse of prescription drugs and overuse of surgery to treat diseases. Mercola is a member of the political advocacy group Association of American Physicians and Surgeons as well as several alternative medicine organizations.
By joining NASC, not only is this Primary Supplier’s heart in the right place, they have also shown their dedication to protecting the integrity of the animal health product industry, which affects all stakeholders – the most important of which are the animals themselves. In order to obtain permission to display the NASC Quality Seal, this Primary Supplier still must successfully pass a rigorous independent audit of their facilities. The Quality Seal demonstrates to consumers that the company is committed to the highest standards of quality in the industry.