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Earl Mindell
Canadian-American writer and nutritionist

Earl Mindell

Earl Mindell
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Intro Canadian-American writer and nutritionist
A.K.A. Dr. Earl Mindell, Dr earl mindell, Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible
Is Nutritionist Writer Homeopath
From Canada
Field Healthcare Literature
Gender male
Birth 29 January 1940, Saint Boniface, Canada
Age 83 years
Star sign Aquarius
Earl Mindell
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Earl Lawrence Mindell is a Canadian-American writer and nutritionist who is a strong advocate of nutrition as preventive medicine and homeopathy.

Early life and education

Mindell was born to parents William and Minerva on January 20, 1940, in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada. He immigrated to the United States in 1965 and was naturalized in 1972. On May 16, 1971, Mindell married Gail Andrea Jaffe; they have two children.

Mindell received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from North Dakota State University in 1963. In 1995, he earned a Master Herbalist Diploma from Dominion Herbal College. Mindell earned his Ph.D. at Pacific Western University, an unaccredited institution.

Relations with the scientific community

Mindell's theories on health and nutrition have been met with criticism in the scientific community. Mindell has previously promoted oral supplements of an "anti-aging" enzyme, superoxide dismutase (SOD). There is no evidence for the supposed benefits of SOD, and it is known that the enzyme would not survive the digestive process if taken orally.

Mindell made several claims about the health benefits of wolfberry juice, commercially known as "Himalayan Goji Juice", while associated with a direct-selling company called FreeLife International Inc. Mindell's claims regarding goji juice include supposed benefits for cancer patients based on evidence of cancer cell inhibition in vitro (i.e. in a dish). In an interview with Wendy Mesley on the CBC consumer television program Marketplace (aired January 24, 2007), H. Leon Bradlow, coauthor of a study that Mindell cites as support for this anti-cancer claim, says that his research does not, in fact, prove that goji has any anti-cancer properties, and that there is no scientific evidence such effects occur in vivo (i.e., when consumed). In addition, Bradlow's study was carried out at Hackensack University Medical Center, not Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as Mindell had claimed. When faced with this information, Mindell stated in the same interview that he will stop citing the study. Mesley then went on to confront Mindell about the validity of his Ph.D from Pacific Western University, and Mindell asserted that his degree is "accredited in every state in the Union."

His book Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible was criticized by James A. Lowell in 1986, in a review reprinted by Quackwatch. The book contains over 400 errors. Professor of pharmacognosy Varro Eugene Tyler noted that Earl Mindell's Herb Bible contained many inaccurate statements and unsupported claims. Mindell has also drawn criticism for his claim that habitual lying by children can be cured by large doses of B vitamins. Nutritionist Kurt Butler has described Mindell as a "pill-peddling charlatan, and that his ideas are totally unsupportable". Mindell has asserted that vitamin A is safe to take in dosages up to 100,000 IU per day, but this claim is considered by some other mainstream scientists as controversial. He has also drawn criticism for stating that many mainstream medical doctors are uninformed about vitamins.

Selected bibliography

In total, Mindell has published over 50 books. His most notable publication, Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible, is a glossary of micronutrients published in 1979 and has been updated and re-released multiple times since. An incomplete list of his books is available below.

Selected bibliography  
Earl Mindell’s Vitamin Bible 1979 Rawson-Wade   892561068
Earl Mindell’s Vitamin Bible For Your Kids 1981 Rawson-Wade   892561831
Parent’s Nutrition Bible: A Guide To Raising Healthy Children 1992 Hay House   1561700185
Earl Mindell’s Herb Bible 1992 Simon & Schuster   684849062
Live Longer and Feel Better with Vitamins and Minerals 1994 Keats   879836520
Earl Mindell’s Food as Medicine 1994 Simon & Schuster   671797557
Garlic: The Miracle Nutrient 1996 Keats   879837403
Earl Mindell’s What You Should Know About: 22 Ways to a Healthier Heart 1996 Keats Virginia Hopkins 879837527
Earl Mindell’s What You Should Know About: Beautiful Hair, Skin and Nails 1996 Keats Virginia Hopkins 879837470
Earl Mindell’s What You Should Know About: Better Nutrition for Athletes 1996 Keats Virginia Hopkins 879837500
Earl Mindell’s What You Should Know About: Creating Your Personal Vitamin Plan 1996 Keats Virginia Hopkins 879837462
Earl Mindell’s What You Should Know About: Herbs for Your Health 1996 Keats Virginia Hopkins 879837497
Earl Mindell’s What You Should Know About: Homeopathic Remedies 1996 Keats Virginia Hopkins 879837519
Earl Mindell’s What You Should Know About: Natural Health for Men 1996 Keats Virginia Hopkins 879837535
Earl Mindell’s What You Should Know About: Natural Health for Women 1996 Keats Virginia Hopkins 879837543
Earl Mindell’s What You Should Know About: Nutrition for Active Lifestyles 1996 Keats Virginia Hopkins 879837446
Earl Mindell’s What You Should Know About: the Super Antioxidant Miracle 1996 Keats Virginia Hopkins 879837217
Earl Mindell’s Anti-Aging Bible 1996 Simon & Schuster   684811065
Earl Mindell’s What You Should Know About: Fiber and Digestion 1997 Keats Virginia Hopkins 879837454
Earl Mindell’s What You Should Know About: Trace Minerals 1997 Keats Virginia Hopkins 879837489
Earl Mindell’s Vitamin Bible for the 21st Century 1999 Warner   446607029
Earl Mindell’s Arthritis: What You Need To Know 2000 Avery Melissa Block 158333081X
The Arthritis Miracle: How Ginger Extract Can Reduce Inflammatory Joint Pain 2000 Avery   1583330607
Earl Mindell’s Secrets of Natural Health: A Complete Program for Vibrant Well-Being 2000 Keats Virginia Hopkins 879839856
Earl Mindell’s New Herb Bible 2000 Simon & Schuster   684856395
Earl Mindell’s Russian Energy Secret 2001 Basic Health Pub. Donald R. Yance 1591200008
Earl Mindell’s Complete Guide to Natural Cures 2001 Keats Virginia Hopkins 130327034
Earl Mindell’s Goji: The Himalayan Health Secret 2003 Momentum Media Rick Handel 967285526
Earl Mindell’s New Vitamin Bible 2004 Warner Hester Mundis 446614092
Easing the Pain of Arthritis Naturally 2005 Basic Health Pub.   1591201098
Earl Mindell’s Goji: The Himalayan Health Secret 2005 Momentum Media   967285577
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