Julian Whitaker, M.D. Review

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Dr. Julian Whitaker, M.D. is a controversial alternative doctor who claims to specialize in “anti-aging medicine” and to recommend “treatments organized medicine doesn’t want you to know about.” Dr. Whitaker runs the Whitaker Wellness Institute in Newport Beach, California, and he claims to be “America’s leading wellness doctor.” Dr. Whitaker’s official website offers dozens of health products for sale. Dr. Whitaker has also written many books and self-publishes a newsletter called Health and Healing.


Among Dr. Whitaker’s more controversial claims are that widespread illnesses and diseases such as diabetes, asthma, cancer and heart disease may be cured with only a combination of exercise, health supplements such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids, and alternative therapies like chelation therapy and acupuncture. A critic of mainstream medicine, Dr. Whitaker also says that mainstream diabetes treatments actually make the disease worse. Dr. Whitaker’s graduated from Dartmouth College in 1966 and received his medical degree from Emory University Medical School in 1970. While he claims to be board-certified in “anti-aging medicine”, that is not a specialty granted by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

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The Whitaker Wellness Institute offers the following alternative health therapies: acupuncture, chelation, chiropractic, EECP, exercise training, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, infrared light therapy, IV therapies, low-dose naltrexone, microcurrent therapy, natural hormone replacement, nutritional counseling, prolotherapy, reflexology, therapeutic lifestyle changes and therapeutic massage.

Dr. Whitaker’s personal website sells products including nutritional supplements, healthy food and drink, skin care products, sleeping aids and his newsletter Healthy Healing. There is a “100% unconditional guarantee” offered on the website, but there are no details given regarding how to return products. Dr. Whitaker’s books available from online retailers like Amazon include Dr. Whitaker’s Guide to Natural Healing, Reversing Diabetes, Reversing Heart Disease and Shed 10 Years in 10 Weeks.

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  • Dr. Whitaker recommends the use of many vitamins, minerals and amino acids which are vital to health.
  • Dr. Whitaker recommends a healthy diet and exercise regimen.
  • Dr. Whitaker offers customer testimonials on his website.



  • Dr. Whitaker uses exaggerated marketing claims and is not highly regarded in the mainstream medical community.
  • Many of the vitamins, minerals and amino acid supplements sold by Dr. Whitaker’s website can be easily obtained by eating healthy foods.
  • Dr. Whitaker’s health claims have not been scientifically proven to work.


Dr. Julian Whitaker, M.D. is a doctor who recommends alternative medicines, therapies and nutritional supplements to treat major diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and asthma. Dr. Whitaker operates the Whitaker Wellness Institute in Calfornia. Dr. Whitaker’s has written over 13 books that are available for purchase online. He also has a website that sells many health products and self-publishes a newsletter. Many of Dr. Whitaker’s claims are controversial and are not supported by the mainstream medical community, including his claim to be board-certified in “anti-aging medicine”, a specialty not offered by the American Board of Medical Specialties.


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10 User Reviews about Julian Whitaker, M.D.

  • 1
    Geraldine Woodley

    What is the actual lead content of your product, Berberine GlucoDefense?


  • 2
    donna L. Garves

    My father has been taking high doses of Dr. Whitaker “natural” vitamins and supplements, and some “green gritty” drink, for 3-5 years. He has taken mega doses acoording to this “Quack”. He was a healthy, vibrant, active, senior in his late 70′s. He weighed around 200- 185 pounds at 6’1. Now, he weighs 138, looks really scary, doesn’t eat, or very little, lost appetite. He looks like death, I’m scared. Any info or similiar situations??? Thx


  • 3

    Please send me information about your hyperberic-chamber- for stroke damages, and what insurance covers the treatments


  • 4
    Terri Oakley

    Dr. Whitaker is an excellent doctor and so are the people on his staff. I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for him. I believe I will be healed from diabetes and lose weight too.


  • 5

    My mother had read all of Dr. Whitaker’s info he had sent her. She is 71 years and has CHF. She refused to take any doctor prescribed medications after being influenced by his information. I am sitting here looking at his magazine where she had circled many different areas. On one page she has circled, “If you’re counting on mainstream medicine to save you from CHF, think again.” There is so much more I can say, but the main point I want to put through is: My mom starting reading his magazine’s, she refused to go to the doctor or take medication, she ordered his vitamins instead, and now I am taking care of her 24 hours a day because she had a stroke. If she took medication and went to the doctor she would be able to still walk, go to the bathroom herself, have use of her right side, and it would be wonderful to hear her voice again. Please be careful to watch what your friends and family are reading. Thank you for bringing this to the public’s attention!


  • 6
    BJ Rounds

    Would anyone has has had their diabetes cured by following Dr. Whitaker’s ‘cure’ and/or other diseases cured, please reply to my question about whether his cures actually work. I’m afraid to stop my medications for fear of going in to a tailspin and worsening my diabetes and high triglycer. This could be a matter of life and death!



    Yes it works!!!! My husband was on 40 units of insulin a day and getting worse everyday, we have been using the supplements and diet and excerise that Dr. Whitaker’s book recommends and he is off all insulin and has been for a month now. Give it a try.


    Common Sense

    It’s the diet and exercise that improved the diabetes, not the stupid vitamins. This guy is a quack and is preying on ignorance to pad his wallet.


  • 7
    wynn fulghum

    My name is Wynn fulghum. I am twelve years old. I have read many different articles pertaining to the use of aspartame as an artificial sweetener. I have heard about the many damaging things it can cause when ingested. My goal is to gather enough information to find a way to either have aspartame banned or at the very least force companies using aspartame to label it. I’m sending this to you to ask if you would put together a report on aspartame that I can use to help complete my goal. If you decide to help you can email me at coyoteslide@aol.com or you can call me at 361-701-4826
    Wynn N. Fulghum IV

    P.S. Please forward this to any other people you can think of that can help. Thank You


  • 8

    RE:diabetic cure….surley some people must have tried his instructions for cures.
    what were their responces. Is he for real????