There are a variety of websites out there that could serve as good resources for healthy living. All websites have their own special area that they focus on, of course, but if you put all of the information together no doubt you will learn a lot!
I encourage you to visit as many of these resources as you can (if you haven’t already) and bookmark them to refer back to later. You may even find additional resources in the process.
I use many of these myself to write articles for this blog or for my own personal browsing pleasure, but regardless of the purpose I am very sure you won’t be disappointed in the wealth of information you find along the way.
I had so many websites to share I had to split them up into two separate posts, so today is Part 1. Enjoy! By the way, these websites are in no particular order.
1. ACE Fitness
I have been an ACE Certified Personal Trainer for 15 years so I have referred to this website many, many, many times. I use it from continuing education purposes (the PRO section) to articles to share with my readers and social media followers (the FIT section). It covers a lot of ground in fitness, nutrition, and overall healthy living for the whole family.
I belong to this organization because I am a licensed massage therapist, but even for the general public this website can prove very useful. We all heard of the benefits of massage, right? Well, this website will provide you with the research to back it all up.
I have been a member for about 4 years and was even a chapter co-leader for a bit. The Holistic Moms Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting those interested in holistic living. It’s open to moms, dads, grandparents, practitioners, caregivers, and anyone else that has the desire to live holistically. They have a lot of helpful resources & articles, including cookbooks, magazines, sponsors, and an annual Natural Living Conference.
The EWG is a non-profit organization. They are on a mission to protect human health and the environment and they deal with issues pertaining from Monsanto & GMOs to cell phone use & fluorescent light bulbs. Besides being home to the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, they have countless more consumer guides that include helping you choose the right sunscreen and bug repellent. The EWG also is home to the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database that allows you to look up your favorite personal care products and see their toxicity rating.
In order to understand how things work in the natural health world you must first understand how things work in the scientific world – especially when there is research that may or may not support some areas of natural health. The FDA may not have the greatest reputation, but the website is full of information that will impact your health in some way, like drug recalls, term definitions, and regulations of the products we use every single day.
And speaking of research, this website gives you a list of every clinical trial, whether they are open and recruiting or already completed. You can even find the results of the study, if available. You can search through the clinical trials by the disease or drug in question. It even has clinical trials that have been or are currently being conducted using dietary supplements, including herbs.
This website was made to help create a more healthy and just planet. They have movies that include, The Story of Bottled Water, The Story of Cosmetics and The Story of Electronics, which take a deeper look at where our Stuff comes from and where it goes when we throw it away. They have several ways everyone can get involved including a book, a curriculum for teens, or hosting a movie screening.
The CCFA is actually where I found my current gastroenterologist (yep, I’m still with him). They are a non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. You can explore what’s going on in research involving Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, join a local chapter for support, participate in a walk, or find resources on nutrition and living with these diseases.
The Institute for Responsible Technology was founded by GMO expert Jeffrey Smith. It focuses on educating everyone about genetically modified (GM) foods and crops. They investigate and report the risks and impact on health, environment, economy, and agriculture. They have a host of resources, all pertaining to GMOs, including online videos, articles, podcasts, blogs, and reports.
10. NYR Natural News
I am an NYR Organic Independent Consultant, so naturally I have to point to a great resource I have found through them. Anyone can use this website as a resource for natural health news. You can learn about how yoga helps repair chronic brain damage to which natural remedies may be good for a cold. If you happen to be in London, you can even find out more about taking one of their education workshops or courses.
Ready for Part 2? Here it is!
What’s your favorite website resource for information?