National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Main agency in United States for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine, and integrative health. The website includes a listing of health topics (A-Z), herbal and botanical medicine reviews, and clinical practice guidelines for health care providers.
HerbaZest- University of Maryland Medical Center
This online guide provides information on more than 60 commonly-used medicinal herbs, from aloe to yarrow. It details thepractical uses of these herbs, the evidence behind them, a description of the plant, how to take it, and possible interactions and side effects.
Organic Consumers Association
Online and grassroots non-profit public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children’s health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics.
Weston A. Price Foundation- Nutrition Education
Nonprofit nutrition education foundation dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. Based on research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies determined the optimum characteristics of human diets.
The Paleo Diet- Nutrition Education
Learn about the Paleo Diet from the founder of The Paleo Diet movement. The Paleo Diet is based upon everyday, modern foods that mimic the food groups of our hunter-gatherer ancestors (primal foods).
GAPS Diet- Nutrition Education
The GAPS diet was derived from the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), with an adjusted protocol to fit the individual healthcare needs of patients suffering from a variety of intestinal and neurological conditions as a result of an imbalanced bacterial ecosystem within the GI tract. The GAPS Diet focuses on removing foods that are difficult to digest and damaging to gut flora and replacing them with nutrient-dense foods to give the intestinal lining a chance to heal and seal.
The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)- Nutrition Education
The Specific Carbohydrate Diet™ has helped many people with various forms of bowel disease and a range of other illnesses vastly improve their quality of life, and in some cases, people have complete resolution of symptoms. The diet was originally intended mainly for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, diverticulitis, and chronic diarrhea. However, it is a very healthy, balanced and safe diet that has health benefits for everyone.
Center for Food Safety
Non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy organization working to protect human health and the environment by curbing the use of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture.
The Center for Mind Body Medicine
Mind-body medicine is based on the scientific understanding of the inextricable connection among our thoughts, sensations and feelings, and our mind, body, and spirit. CMBM’s approach to wellness is grounded in practical, evidence-based skills for self-care, nutrition, self-awareness, and group support. The organization teaches clinicians, educators, and community leaders to use the techniques of mind-body medicine (meditation, guided imagery, yoga and exercise, biofeedback); self-expression in words, drawings, and movement; and small group support to deal with their own stress and trauma.
Nonprofit research and education organization with the goal helping people strengthen mind-body connections (heart-brain interactions). Their techniques have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, and help people learn how to balance their lives. Website has links to resources including sets of “tools” and stress solutions.
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Great resource for health and safety, including specific information for children’s health and senior health. Environmental health information including health effects from pollutants such as mercury in fish, carbon monoxide, and radon gas in the home.
Link to EPAs radon information page
American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM)
The goal of the AAEM is to promote optimal health through prevention, and safe and effective treatment of the causes of illness by supporting physicians and other professionals in serving the public through education about the interaction between humans and their environment.
Environmental Working Group
Nation’s most effective environmental health research and advocacy organization. Website includes information on key issues, news, research and consumer guides. Consumer guides include pesticides in produce, personal care products, cleaning products.
Link to Pesticides in Produce Guide: http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/
Link to Good Food on Tight Budget Guide: http://www.ewg.org/goodfood/