Julian M. Whitaker

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"Julian Whitaker, MD, is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Emory University Medical School in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1979 he opened the Whitaker Wellness Institute in Newport Beach, California, and today it is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive alternative medicine clinic. Dr. Whitaker is the author of the monthly newsletter Health & Healing, which has reached more than 3.5 million households since 1991. He has also written 13 books, appeared on numerous national television and radio shows, lectured all over the country on issues of health and the political forces within the medical profession, and is the host of the talk radio program, The Dr. Whitaker Show. Dr. Whitaker is the founder of the Freedom of Health Foundation and has been widely recognized for his efforts in advancing medical freedom." [1]

He writes: "In 1974, I met with four other doctors in the modest conference room of a Motel 6 to form the California Orthomolecular Medical Society. To my surprise and delight, one of my medical heroes, two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling, PhD, showed up to lend support to our fledgling organization... In 1976, I worked at the Pritikin Longevity Center under the direction of Nathan Pritikin. Until then, in spite of my years of training in medical school, internship, and residency, I couldn’t recall ever having seen patients get well. True, many got better, but virtually all stayed on “follow-up” prescription medications...In 1979, I opened the Whitaker Wellness Institute with the goal of helping people who had been failed by conventional medicine and had nowhere else to turn." [1] Criticism

He is past president of the American Preventive Medical Association, now called The Alliance for Natural Health USA.


In January 2014 his web site noted:

"I’ve been an avid supporter of Stanislaw Burzynski, MD, for more than 15 years. I’ve visited his clinic numerous times, written about his trials and tribulations in my newsletter, and helped raise money for his legal battles against the medical establishment. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce the DVD release of Burzynski, an important new film directed by Eric Merola. This documentary chronicles the unbelievable saga of the government’s decades-long persecution of Dr. Burzynski and attempts to block what I consider to be the most significant medical advancement of the past 100 years: the cure for cancer. That’s right, I said cure, and I do not use this word lightly. Dr. Burzynski has discovered a therapy that targets the genes that control cancer cell growth. This discovery ignited a firestorm in the National Cancer Institute and Food and Drug Administration because it threatens to undermine the trillion-dollar industry created around the barbaric, inhumane, and horrific cancer treatments that are popular today. I guarantee you’ll be moved by the stories of “terminal” patients whose lives were saved by Dr. B. You’ll also be shocked and angered at government bureaucrats’ callous disregard for human life—and efforts to literally steal Dr. B’s therapy. Most importantly, you’ll be informed about the most important breakthrough ever in cancer research.

"Get your copy of the Burzynski DVD—and make a $40 tax-deductible donation to the Freedom of Health Foundation—by filling out the form below." [2]


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  1. whitakerhealthfreedom Julian M. Whitaker, organizational web page, accessed January 19, 2013.
  2. Maximum Life Foundation Advisory board, accessed January 20, 2020.