Natural Health Resources

About.com - Alternative Medicine

  • About.com - Alternative Medicine

    Site contains general information on alternative medicine as well as sections on conditions and natural remedies; herbs and supplements; healthy recipes and diet info. Also included is an alternative medicine blog and a free newsletter.

    Category: 4-Star Rating, Other

Adams, Mike

  • Healing Food Reference

    Website is a database of common health conditions and the foods that prevent or improve those conditions. Very well cited, though often refer to secondary sources.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

  • Herb Reference

    Website is a database of common health conditions and the foods that can prevent or improve those conditions. Very well cited, though often refer to secondary sources.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

  • Natural News

    Articles on a wide range of health topics, not organized in a way to make it a resource for researching health issues.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

  • Natural Pedia

    The site is a reference guide organized by key health concepts, health conditions, nutrients, food and supplements, anatomy, as well as other areas. Information on each topic is pulled from relevant books and other resources, which are cited on the associated webpages.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

  • Nutrient Reference

    Website is a database of common health conditions and the nutrients that can prevent or improve those conditions. Very well cited.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

  • Supplement Reference

    Website is a database of common health conditions and the foods that can prevent or improve those conditions. Very well cited, though often refer to secondary sources.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

Alliance for Natural Health-Europe

  • ANH-Europe.org

    Alliance for Natural Health International is an internationally active non-governmental organization working towards protecting and promoting natural approaches to healthcare through good science and good law. Its website is a key resource for those interested in natural health and efforts to educate about natural health and also protect it from hostile vested interests in Europe.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

Alliance for Natural Health-International

  • ANHInternational.org

    The Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl) represents an international non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting natural and sustainable approaches to healthcare through good science and good law. It’s website is a key resource for those interested in natural health and efforts to educate about natural health and also protect it from hostile vested interests on an international level.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

Alliance for Natural Health-USA

  • ANH-USA.org

    The Alliance for Natural Health USA (ANH-USA) is part of an international organization dedicated to promoting sustainable health and freedom of choice in healthcare through good science and good law. Its weekly newsletter covering the politics of natural health (national and state level) is a key resource. Archived articles provide a unique overview of natural health and its battle to win recognition against the opposition of the drug industry, the American Medical Association, and more often than not the US Food and Drug Administration, which is usually aligned with the drug industry and AMA.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

AltMedWeb

  • AltMedWeb.com

    Site offers articles and modality directory of practitioners; focuses on aromatherapy, energy healing, herbology, hypnotherapy, life coaching, massage therapy, and akashic records. Does not include medical citations to support various therapies.

    Category: 2-Star Rating, Other

Alternative Doctor

Alternative Medicine Angel

  • AltMedAngel.com

    A non-profit holistic site offering educational information and broad based research on various health conditions, medications, supplements and therapies. In addition, this site provides information on how to naturally improve overall health, strengthen the immune system, and slow the aging process. Information is diverse but the site is not logically organized, there are few medical citations to support health claims.

    Category: 3-Star Rating, Other

Alternative Medicine Channel

Alternative Therapies

American College of Nutrition

  • AmericanCollegeOfNutrition.org

    This is a professional association of nutritional educators, researchers, and practitioners trained at the PhD and Master’s level. It is notable, because, unlike other nutritional associations, it does not take funds from junk food companies or indeed from any companies. It is, therefore, the only truly independent voice for nutritional educators and researchers.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

American Nutrition Association

  • AmericanNutritionAssociation.org

    The American Nutrition Association is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization whose mission is to promote optimal health through nutrition and wellness education, educating both laypeople and professionals about the health benefits of nutrition and wellness. It has an excellent website.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

Ash, Richard (MD)

  • Ash Center for Comprehensive Medicine, The

    Site is limited to treatments dealing with the toxicity in the body that causes illness and fatigue. It also sells Pure Essentials products. Each condition is linked to a sub-section list of websites. Each website resource offers descriptive information regarding one or more ailments and conditions. Most sources are professional organizations, educational institutions and websites prepared by practitioners with knowledge of the condition.

    Category: 3-Star Rating, Other

Bandolier

  • Medicine.ox.ac.UK

    The alternative medicine resource of the journal, Bandolier, the site collects evidence based information on medical issues. Not comprehensive, so not a general resource for health conditions.

    Category: 4-Star Rating, Other

Baseline of Health Foundation

  • JonBarron.org

    The Baseline of Health Foundation (Jon Barron, Founder) provides extensive free online health information including natural health news and daily tips, health topics and programs, and a free bi-weekly natural health newsletter.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

Bastyr Center for Natural Health

Blaylock, Russell (MD)

  • BlaylockReport.com

    A nutritional biochemist and registered clinical laboratory director, Bland is a former professor of biochemistry at the University of Puget Sound, and was director of nutritional research at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine. With his wife, Susan Bland, MA, he founded the Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the author of numerous books for both the general public and for health professionals.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

Camline

  • Camline.ca

    Evidence-based website on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for healthcare professionals . Organized by therapy and natural health product, and rates each by how effective it is for a particular health condition. Not easy to use for investigating a health condition, but a great reference with medical citations supporting each health claim.

    Category: 4-Star Rating, Other

Chet Day's Health & Beyond

  • ChetDay.com

    Chet Day's list of health articles by condition. Most articles reposted from other sites; therefore, are inconsistent in their documentation supporting health claims. Not a general resource for health issues.

    Category: 2-Star Rating, Other

Cochrane Library, The

  • TheCochraneLibrary.com

    Provides scientific citations to support evidence based medicine, both conventional and alternative. It is a review of the science behind various treatments, rather than a comprehensive source for health issues. Only summaries are free.

    Category: 4-Star Rating, Other

Complementary Medical Association

  • The-CMA.org.UK

    Has information by health issue, as well as by therapies, remedies, supplements. Some articles are well cited, others not.

    Category: 3-Star Rating, Other

Conscious Choice

Consumer Health Organization of Canada

  • ConsumerHealth.org

    Most articles on health issues are excerpted from authors' books. Not very comprehensive in scope; therefore, not a general reference for health issues.

    Category: 3-Star Rating, Other

Continuum Center for Health & Healing, The

Cure Zone

  • CureZone.com

    Huge site of discussion groups/newsletters/blogs. List of health conditions with protocols for each, but no medical citations to support health claims.

    Category: 2-Star Rating, Other

Diagnose Me

Doctor's Medical Library, The

  • Medical-Library.net

    Dr. Ron Kennedy's site is useful to find alternative doctors and dentists. Articles are not grouped by health issue; therefore not a general resource for health conditions.

    Category: 2-Star Rating, Other

Earth Clinic

Ecomii

  • ecomii.com

    The website was created to address the need for a single credible and comprehensive resource for everything healthy and green. It includes sections on natural health and healthy living as well as blogs and tips on going green. A unique feature is a green dictionary and a scientific dictionary and encyclopedia.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

Educate Yourself

  • Educate-Yourself.org

    Free educational forum dedicated to the dissemination of accurate information in the use of natural, non-pharmaceutical medicines and alternative healing therapies in the treatment of disease conditions. Not a general resource for health conditions, and lacks medical citations to support health claims.

    Category: 1-Star Rating, Other

F.A.C.T.

  • TheFacts.org

    Friends of Alternative and Complementary Therapies Society site. Its mission is to create a repository of health information that is factual, accessible, credible and ethical, and promote learning activities on alternative and complementary medicine through various media.

    Category: Not Rated, Other

Find A Nutritionist

  • FindANutritionist.com

    Site helps visitors find nutritionally oriented health care providers, has health news, helpful charts, e.g., glycemic index for various foods, but not a general resource for health issues.

    Category: 1-Star Rating, Other

Food and Life

  • FoodandLife.com

    Site focuses on foods and lifestyles that prevent/reverse osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, dementia. Hard to read format, and information is not comprehensive, but there are some medical citations supporting health claims.

    Category: 3-Star Rating, Other

Healing Daily

  • HealingDaily.com

    Site includes blog style articles on many subjects including some health issues, with references at end of some articles, though not all health claims supported by medical citations. Health issues are limited; therefore not a general resource.

    Category: 2-Star Rating, Other

Health Action Network Society

  • HANS.org

    HANS (Health Action Network Society) is a Canadian natural health resource. It provides information on preventive medicine and natural therapeutics through its website, a reference library (materials are not free), Health Action magazine, the HANS e-Newsletters. Not much info on health issues, but has directory of medical resources (doctors, dentists, etc).

    Category: 2-Star Rating, Other

Health Supplements Information Service

  • HSIS.org

    Provides factsheets on vitamins and supplements; not a general resource for research on health conditions.

    Category: 3-Star Rating, Other

Healthy.net

  • Healthy.net

    Various experts in the fields of nutrition, fitness, medical self-care, wellness, natural health and alternative and complementary medicine provide information offered on site. List of health conditions with links to articles on each.

    Category: 3-Star Rating, Other

Herbal Healing

Holistic Health Yellow Pages

  • FindHealer.com

    Site is a commercial directory for alternative medicine doctors and other resources, but includes a search function by ailment and treatments, as well as an encyclopedia. Emphasis is on selling products and services.

    Category: 1-Star Rating, Other

Holistic Internet Community, The

  • Holistic.com

    "The holistic internet community" has articles by modality or author, practitioners. Not a general resource for health conditions.

    Category: 2-Star Rating, Other

Holistic Online

Holistic WebWorks

Infoholix

  • Infoholix.net

    Commercial directory of complementary medicine and practitioners. Anyone can post information on therapies without vetting process; therefore, there is little medical science supporting health claims. Not a general resource for natural health information.

    Category: 2-Star Rating, Other

Information for Healthy Living

  • HealthNotes.info

    Subscription restricted website, it includes a list of health conditions, offers natural solutions and ranks their known effectiveness based on science.

    Category: Not Rated, Other

Informed Health Online

  • InformedHealthOnline.org

    Site publishes assessments of the effectiveness and efficiency of health care therapies and services. Not comprehensive in terms of health conditions, but includes science based articles and fact sheets.

    Category: 4-Star Rating, Other

International Health News

  • YourHealthBase.com

    Health news site that reviews journal articles on alternative, complementary, integrative and preventive medicine, specifically in regard to nutrition, supplements, exercise, and lifestyle factors. Has a database of journal article summaries by health condition. Well cited, but articles are not comprehensive nor logically ordered.

    Category: 3-Star Rating, Other

Internet Health Library

It's a Healthy New Age

Life Extension Foundation

  • LEF.org

    Although site appears to focus on supplement sales, it also provides very good information organized by health issue at http://www.lef.org/protocols/.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

Medfinds

  • Medfinds.com

    Resource site provides info on health conditions, supplements, drug interactions, and botanical medicine. A comprehensive resource for clinical information relating to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), as well as Provider and School Finders. Includes access to HealthNotes, for patient information, and Clinical Essentials, an evidence-based database offering the latest CAM research from key medical journals.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

Mercola, Joseph (MD)

  • Mercola.com

    Dr. Mercola's natural health newsletter site includes informative articles organized by health topic. We would, however, like to see more citations.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  • NCCAM.nih.gov

    NIH's complementary and alternative medicine site is not very comprehensive either in terms of health issues covered or articles relating to the health topics. Therefore, it is not a general resource for health conditions.

    Category: 3-Star Rating, Other

Natural Healing Today

Natural Health and Longevity Resource Center

  • All-Natural.com

    Natural Health and Longevity Resource Center, has some content and links to other sites, documentation varies by article.

    Category: 2-Star Rating, Other

Natural Medical Treatments

Natural Medicine

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

Natural Products Foundation

Natural Solutions

  • NaturalSolutionsMag.com.

    Natural health magazine. The site is not well suited for researching specific health issues, though one could use its search function to review articles on various conditions (not to be confused with Natural Solutions Foundation).

    Category: 2-Star Rating, Other

Natural Standard

  • NaturalStandard.com

    This site is fee only and offers high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies.

    Category: Not Rated, Other

Naturopathic Medicine Network

Office of Dietary Supplements

  • ODS.od.nih.gov

    International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database provides access to bibliographic citations and abstracts from published, international, and scientific literature on dietary supplements. Best used in supplement search, not by health condition.

    Category: 4-Star Rating, Other

Oz, Mehmet (MD)

  • DrOz.com

    Oz is a cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and TV personality. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine, and healthcare policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books, has received several patents, and has performed more than 100 heart surgeries per year.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

Praktikos Institute

Prevent Disease

  • PreventDisease.com

    Site promotes healthy lifestyle to prevent disease. Articles on diseases as well as fitness and prevention. Some articles are well referenced, but a lot of content is culled from other websites,with reference to original site given. Most treatments listed are based on conventional medicine.

    Category: 2-Star Rating, Other

Research Council for Complementary Medicine, The

  • RCCM.org.UK

    British site, reviews the published research in specific CAM therapies, has database to search. List of health conditions is not very comprehensive, but is a good site for certain issues and side effects. More about alternative therapies such as accupuncture, reflexology, homeopathy, osteopathy,and massage though some specific supplements discussed as treatments. More a source to confirm that scientific studies have been done to support natural health remedies, rather than a general resource on health issues.

    Category: 3-Star Rating, Other

Savvy Patients

  • SavvyPatients.com

    Site collates information available on web relating to alternatives for various health issues, arranged by issue. Has a great list of doctors, integrative medicine centers, journals.

    Category: 3-Star Rating, Other

Science of Life

  • ScienceOfLife.com

    Site has detailed information on a limited number of health issues, includes conventional and alternative therapies. Articles have footnote numbers but no footnotes.

    Category: 3-Star Rating, Other

Sears, Al (MD)

  • AlSearsMD.com

    Articles on specific issues or supplements, with citations. As of 2010, issues are limited to anti-aging, brain health, sexual health, men's/women's health, fitness, heart health, pain relief, weight loss, nutrition.

    Category: 4-Star Rating, Other

Share Guide

Understanding Alternative Medicine

Vita Guide

  • VitaGuide.org

    The site has non-commercial, evidence-based information website designed to provide consumers with education information, introductions and reviews on a variety of important vitamins and minerals. Information is organized by supplement, not health concern, so not a resource for researching specific health issues.

    Category: 3-Star Rating, Other

Vitamin D Council

  • VitaminDCouncil.org

    The Vitamin D Council is a nonprofit, tax-exempt educational corporation in the State of California, founded in 2003 by Executive Director John J. Cannell, MD, to educate about vitamin D and address worldwide vitamin D deficiency. It has a wealth of information and also is a repository of medical research articles about vitamin D.

    Category: 1-Star Rating, Other

Vitasearch

  • Vitasearch.com

    An Aisle7 site, the content is overseen by Dr. Alan R. Gaby. Includes a search engine for research in nutrition and alternative medicine.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

Weil, Andrew (MD)

  • DrWeil.com

    Dr. Weil's site has a variety of articles organized by a short list of broad health topics. Articles are not supported by medical citations.

    Category: 2-Star Rating, Other

Wellness Possibilities

Wellsphere

  • Wellsphere.com

    A self-described "holistic" site, but most scientific factual pieces come from FDA, HHS, CDC. The rest of the info is mostly blog posts. There is a search by issue feature. Articles do not include medical citations to support health claims.

    Category: 2-Star Rating, Other

Whitaker, Julian (MD)

  • DrWhitaker.com

    Dr. Whitaker's site includes some articles on a limited number of specific health issues: memory, digestion, daily health, energy and immune system, blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, vision, and hearing, but does not include medical citations to support health claims.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

Whole Health MD

  • WholeHealthMD.com

    A natural health resource with articles written by Whole Health MD practitioners, which include references for each article. Also includes a reference library with information on specific therapies, supplements.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

World's Healthiest Foods - George Mateljan Foundation

  • World's Healthiest Foods

    The George Mateljan Foundation for the World's Healthiest Foods was established by George Mateljan to discover, develop and share scientifically proven information about the benefits of healthy eating, and to provide the personalized support individuals need to make eating The World's Healthiest Foods enjoyable, easy, quick and affordable.

    Category: 5-Star Rating, Other

Your Body Can Heal

  • YourBodyCanHeal.com

    Site provides information on a limited number of health conditions. Although it's an informational site, it only recommends one manufacturer's supplements. Not a general resource for health issues.

    Category: 2-Star Rating, Other