Earl L. Mindell, RPh., M.H., Ph.D. is a best-selling author, pharmacist, health motivator, anti-aging advocate, influencer, spokesperson, and internationally recognized expert on Nutrition, Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, and Herbal Remedies. Dr. Mindell has often been referred to as the “Father of the Nutritional Revolution.”

He is the author of 65 health-oriented books that have been translated into 34 languages worldwide, including the all-time international best-selling nutritional book, Dr. Earl Mindell’s Vitamin Bible, which has sold over 13 million copies worldwide, along with Prescription Alternatives, and Dr. Earl Mindell’s Herb Bible.


My courses in pharmacology, biochemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry, and public health at North Dakota State University, School of Pharmacy, hardly dealt with vitamins at all-except in relation to deficiency diseases.

  • Lack of Vitamin C ? Scurvy
  • Out of B1 ? Beriberi
  • Not enough Vitamin D ? Rickets

My courses were the standard American fare, with the usual references to a balanced diet and eating the “Right Foods” or what I call SAD or The Standard American Diet, or as we say twinkies, ding-dongs, donuts, pizza, potato chips, and Prozac diet.

There were no references to vitamins being used for prevention or as a path for optimal health.

In 1965, I opened my first pharmacy. Until then, I never realized how many drugs people were taking, not for illness, but simply to get through the day.

Dr. Earl Mindell’s New Vitamin Bible

My partner at the time was very vitamin oriented. Both of us were working fifteen hours a day, but only I looked and felt it. He didn’t. When I asked him what his secret was, he said it wasn’t a secret at
all. He was taking vitamins. I realized that what he was talking about had very little to do with scurvy and beriberi and a lot to do with feeling well. I instantly became an eager pupil. He taught me the benefits that can be reaped in nature’s own foods in the form of vitamins and minerals.

A whole new world had opened, and I wanted to share it with others. I now was totally committed to nutrition and optimal health. I read everything available on nutrition and started my advanced education in nutrition.

In 1971, I opened a natural food and vitamin store that quickly grew into forty more locations with two hundred franchised locations. The minute I opened the doors, people were thanking me for being there and giving them the nutritional advice that they were seeking. There was very little nutritional information available and as a pharmacist and a nutritionist, people were eager for my information.

In 1979, I wrote The Vitamin Bible, which became the number one international best-selling book of its kind in the world. Dr. Earl Mindell’s Vitamin Bible has sold over 12 million to date and is still selling worldwide in over 30 languages. Dr. Earl Mindell’s Herb Bible, and Prescription Alternatives are among the 65 other books I have written on health, anti-aging and longevity.

I sold my vitamin stores in 1995 to a large corporation. Today, as a nutritionist spokesperson, lecturer, and author, I’m still excited about that world that had opened to me, over 40 years ago. It’s a world that continues to grow with new nutritional discoveries daily, and I’m eager to share it.

I would love to see people take as good care of themselves as they do their dogs, cats, cars, rose bushes and front lawns. I want to help more people worldwide attain the goal of OPTIMAL HEALTH.

More on Dr. Earl Mindell

  • Registered Pharmacist, Master Herbalist and holds a Ph.D. in Nutrition
  • Awarded the President’s Award from the National Nutritional Food Association for his long-time contributions in the National Products Industry, 2002
  • Inducted into the California Pharmacists Hall of Fame in 2007, for being an icon in the fields of health, pharmacy, and Complimentary Health
  • Awarded the President’s Citation for Exemplary Service from Bastyr University for his contributions to the health and well being of humanity 2012
  • He has served on the Board of Directors of the California College of Natural Medicine
  • He has been an Associate Professor at Chapman University School of Pharmacy
  • He has served on the Dean’s Professional Advisory Group, School of Pharmacy, Chapman University
  • He has served on the International Board of Nutrition for Nestle International for six years
  • Spoke with Get Motivated Seminars with such luminaries as Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani, Zig Ziglar, Former presidents George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, and George Bush, Laura Bush, Margaret Thatcher, Elizabeth and Bob Dole, William Shatner and Christopher Reeves.

Dr. Mindell has been featured on over 4,000 television and radio shows, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Oprah Winfrey, David Letterman, Live with Regis and Kathy Lee and The Doctors. He has also been featured in magazines such as: Time, Prevention, Shape, Woman’s Day and Men’s Health.

This link is to one of the many TV interviews Dr. Mindell has done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIfUVfpZcO8

In addition to his books, lectures and interviews, Dr. Mindell is a sought-after formulator, influencer, spokesperson, and consultant. He has also served as a consultant for companies such as Nestle International. Dr. Mindell has also been a formulator and spokesperson for direct selling companies. Working with Freelife International as their Spokesperson, Consultant and Formulator, he brought the
company from 0 to over a Billion in sales. He was instrumental in the successful launch of the functional food and supplement Goji Juice. Goji Juice went on to be one of the best-selling functional food beverages in direct selling history with over $1 billion in sales and still growing. He was also instrumental in introducing Soy Foods, MSM, Curcumin, CoQ10, Vitamin D and CBD among many others to the

Dr. Earl Mindell continues to be a leader in the field of nutrition. He is committed to educating people about the importance of nutrition in maintaining health and well-being.

Dr Earl Mindell is a Spokesperson, Formulator, Consultant, and Influencer and as such he has worked with some of the biggest Nutritional Direct Marketing companies as well as Healthy Food and Beverage companies.