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What complaints have been reported against Dr. Julian Whitaker?

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As of September 2015, while no official complaints have been filed with the Better Business Bureau, or BBB, against the Whitaker Wellness Institute Medical Clinic, Inc., there have been numerous consumer complaints filed with the National Council Against Health Fraud, or NCAHF. These complaints include Whitaker's promotion of megavitamins for inappropriate uses and the fact Dr. Whitaker, a practitioner of alternative medicine, is not board certified in preventive medicine, according to the National Council Against Health Fraud.

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A common complaint against Dr. Whitaker is he misrepresents the views of the medical profession in general, explains the National Council Against Health Fraud. For example, on his website at DrWhitaker.com, he describes the "Three Biggest Lies The Medical Profession Tells," including "disease just happens," "older people always have medical problems" and "there's nothing you can do about it." These claims are false because regular medicine neither believes or advances these propositions. This is called a "straw man" tactic used to make Whitaker seem superior to other medical doctors.

Another complaint against Dr. Julian Whitaker is he is a promoter of chelation therapy for vascular diseases, notes the National Council Against Health Fraud. Chelation therapy is a chemical process in which a synthetic solution is injected into the bloodstream to remove heavy metals or minerals from the body. Although approved for heavy metal detoxification, chelation therapy is not approved for vascular disease or any other medical problem but is frequently used by Dr. Whitaker.

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