Dr. Joseph M. Mercola is an alternative physician practicing in the state of Illinois. He is the founder and editor of an alternative-medicine website, mercola.com, where he advocates dietary and lifestyle approaches to health and markets a variety of dietary supplements. He is a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, as well as several alternative medicine organizations.
The post, “Eat This During Winter to Radically Reduce Your Risk of the Cold and Flu,” tells of the many health benefits of mushrooms. He notes that mushrooms contain some of the most powerful natural medicines on the planet, especially for boosting your immunity during cold and flu season. It includes a video by Dr. Mercola (bottom one), as well as others. In his video (at time stamp 10:00), he notes there are more than 300 different species of mushrooms thought to have potential to promote health. In his article, which follows the video, he highlights ganoderma lucidum (which is the base ingredient in Organo Gold products).