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Below is  list of websites  you can turn to for expert nutrition information. I’ll be amending this list, so check back occasionally.

Allergy Kids Foundation – “The mission of the AllergyKids Foundation is to make clean and safe food affordable to all children. Our goal is to restore the health of our children and the integrity of our food supply for families today and for future generations.”

American Botanical Council – “The American Botanical Council (ABC) educates the public about beneficial herbs and plants, and promotes the safe and effective use of medicinal plants. ABC disseminates scientific information on herbs and herbal research; contributes information to professional and scientific literature; and provides original research and reprints of plant-related articles, audio/video tapes, books and other educational materials.”

The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia“The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia™ disseminates authoritative information on the safety and effective use of herbal supplements and botanical medicines.”

The American Herbal Products Association“The American Herbal Products Association serve its members by promoting the responsible commerce of products which contain herbs and which are used to enhance health and quality of life.”

The American Herbalists Guild“The American Herbalists Guild was founded in 1989 as a non-profit, educational organization to represent the goals and interests of herbalists. It is the only peer-review organization for professional herbalists specializing in the medicinal use of plants.”

Authority NutritionDaily articles about nutrition, weight loss, written by experts, based on scientific research.

CDC-The Center for Disease Control Nutrition site-statistics, strategies, guidelines, resources and publications

Clear Health from NIH– This is basically a dictionary of different medical terms, diseases and disorders. They say: “If you or someone close to you has received a recent diagnosis, or if you are curious because you heard about a disease, disorder, or condition on the news or from friends and want a good place to find the basic information you are looking for, this is a good place to get started…

Commission on Dietary Supplement Labels – “The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA or the Act) of 1994 was enacted by Congress following public debate concerning the importance of dietary supplements in leading a healthy life, the need for consumers to have current and accurate information about supplements, and controversy over the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulatory approach to dietary supplements.

Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA)“Formerly the Non-Prescription Drug Manufacturers Association, which has represented U.S. manufacturers and distributors of over-the-counter medicines since 1881, NDMA has now expanded to include the makers and suppliers of all dietary supplements as well.”

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)“The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is a trade association representing more than 80 companies in the nutritional supplements, ingredients and other nutritional supplements industry. CRN members are dedicated to enhancing the public’s health through improved nutrition, including the appropriate use of nutritional supplements.”

Daily Med –  “Daily med is a site developed by U.S. National Library of Medicine. DailyMed provides high quality information about marketed drugs. This information includes FDA approved labels (package inserts). ” 

Department of Health and Human Services – “It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.

At this site, you can find out a variety of information, including:

Dietary Guidelines for Americans –  “The Dietary Guidelines for Americans has been published jointly every 5 years since 1980 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. They serve as the basis for Federal food and nutrition education programs.”

Dr. Axe – Dr. Axe’s site contains a plethora of articles, infographics, and videos about using nutrition to heal the body.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman – Dr. Fuhrman is an expert on how to live a mostly plant based lifestyle.

Dr. Joseph Mercola – On this site is a WEALTH of articles on a wide variety of topics

Drugs.com Interactions Checker – “Drugs.com is the most popular, comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information online. Providing free, peer-reviewed, accurate and independent data on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products.”

Eatright.org– Academy of Nutrition and Diatetics

European Commission: Food Supplements–  “The objective of the harmonised rules on those products in Directive 2002/46/EC is to protect consumers against potential health risks from those products and to ensure that they are not provided with misleading information. With respect to the safety of food supplements, the Directive lays down a harmonized list of vitamins and minerals that may be added for nutritional purposes in food supplements (in Annex I to the Directive). Annex II of the Directive contains a list of permitted sources (vitamin and mineral substances) from which those vitamins and minerals may be manufactured.”

GM Watch – The latest news and commentary about GMO foods.

GMO Awareness – This is a phenomenal site, which raises awareness of risks associated with genetically modified foods. The site contains a wealth of information, brochures, articles, etc, to help the reader learn more about GMO’s.

Green Med Info” GreenMedInfo.com began in 2008 with the vision of founder, Sayer Ji, to provide a resource where consumers and health care professionals could access evidence-based, clinical data without the complexity of searching and navigating multiple health institutions. GreenMedInfo.com is the world’s most widely referenced, evidence-based natural medical resource. Our database contains over 30,000 abstracts and articles and we provide eNewsletters, articles, eBooks, eCourses and webinars to increase consumer education.”

Hawthorn University- This is a link to Hawthorn University’s free webinar archive.

HealthyChildren.org-American Academy of Pediatrics

Helpguide.org – Helpguide.org has a rather extensive Web page on dietary supplements. Here you will find information on what are dietary supplements, the health advantages of vitamins and minerals, the use of herbal supplements, who can benefit from supplements, supplement safety, supplements that should not be taken prior to surgery, researching and buying minerals, supplements and herbs, and a comprehensive listing of links to additional resources on dietary supplements.

The Herb Research Foundation (HRF)“The Herb Research Foundation (HRF) is a nonprofit research and educational organization focusing on herbs and medicinal plants.  The HRF conducts custom research proving the safety and health benefits of herb; conducts projects on environmental conservation of endangered herbs; and educates the press, public, scientists, doctors, legislators and the herb industry about all aspects of botanicals.”

How to read supplement labels (nowfoods.com)“You do your research in order to choose the best supplement for your needs. But while research will help you know what you’re looking for, it takes label-reading skill to make sure what you discovered through research is actually in the bottle.  Some supplement labels misrepresent what’s inside. However, the majority of supplement labels give you a good idea of the contents. NOW®, in particular, has been an industry pioneer in implementing true labeling standards, making sure what’s on the label is in the bottle.”

Institute for Responsible Technology – A comprehensive source for GMO health information. This site contains brochures, articles, resource lists,  and much more.

Livestrong.com – A part of the Livestrong Foundation, formerly known as the Lance Armstrong Foundation, this site has many articles with basic nutrition and fitness information.

Medline Plus: United States National Library of Medicine/National Institute of “Health. MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

National Diabetes Education Program– Offered by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease- The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts, supports, and coordinates research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. The Institute supports clinical research on the diseases of internal medicine and related subspecialty fields, as well as many basic science disciplines.

National Institute of Health – “The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

National Institute of Health Office of Dietary Supplements

    • Content of this page includes the following:
        What is a botanical?
        Can botanicals be dietary supplements?
        How are botanicals commonly sold and prepared?
        Are botanical dietary supplements standardized?
        Are botanical dietary supplements safe?
        Does a label indicate the quality of a botanical dietary supplement product?
        What methods are used to evaluate the health benefits and safety of a botanical dietary supplement?

What are some additional sources of information on botanical dietary supplements?

NIH News in Health – This is a ” A monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The National Products Association “The National Products Association began as the National Nutritional Foods Association, founded in 1936. It represents the interests of some 3,000 retailers and 1,000 manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of health foods, dietary supplements, natural ingredient cosmetics and other natural products. NPA promotes and protects the unique values and shared interests of retailers and suppliers in the natural nutritional foods and products industry.”

Needymeds.org – “NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit information resource dedicated to helping people locate assistance programs to help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.”

Non-GMO Project Verified “The Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers and providing verified non-GMO choices.”  

Look for the

“NON-GMO PROJECT VERIFIED”

label on food products,

to avoid GMO’s in your food.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR A LIST

NSF International“NSF International is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization doing standards development, product certification, education, and risk-management for public health and safety.”

nutritionfacts.org-Michael Greger M.D.-“Physician and New York Times bestselling author who scours the world’s nutrition research to bring you free daily videos and articles. All proceeds from his books, DVDs, and speaking go to charity.”

Nutrition Journal“publishes novel surveillance, epidemiologic, and intervention research that sheds light on i) influences (e.g., familial, environmental) on eating patterns; ii) associations between eating patterns and health, and iii) strategies to improve eating patterns among populations.”

Nutritional Research FoundationThe Nutritional Research Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports, encourages, and promotes clinical research to evaluate the impact of a high nutrient dense diet and related nutritional interventions on chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and autoimmune illnesses.

The Nutrition Source-Harvard School of Public Health“leading authority on food and nutrition knowledge, providing science-based guidance for healthy living. Based at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition, The Nutrition Source offers comprehensive nutrition information through timely articles and FAQ’s, while recipes and tools, including The Healthy Eating Plate, facilitate the translation of food and nutrition knowledge into daily practice.”\

Organic Consumers Association“The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 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. We are the only organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the views and interests of the nation’s estimated 50 million organic and socially responsible consumers.

The OCA represents over two million online and on the ground network members, including several thousand businesses in the natural foods and organic marketplace. Our US and international policy board is broadly representative of the organic, family farm, environmental, and public interest community.”

Partnership for Prescription Assistance –  “The Partnership for Prescription Assistance is one way to help connect qualifying patients with the assistance program that’s right for them.”

Smorgasbord By Sally G Cronin – This site, recommended to me by Italian Thing Blog, is jam packed with information on health, nutrition and conditions. Sally is a published author and has been working in the nutrition field for 18 years. Here is some information about Sally in her own words:

“After working in a number of industries for over 25 years, I decided that I wanted to pursue a completely different career, one that I had always been fascinated with. I began studying Nutrition and the human body twenty years ago and I opened my first diet advisory centre in Ireland in 1998. Over the last 18 years I have practiced in Ireland and the UK as well as written columns, articles and radio programmes on health and nutrition. I published my first book with a Canadian self-publisher in the late 90s and since then have republished that book and released nine others as part of our own self-publishing company. Apart from health I also enjoy writing fiction in the form of novels and short stories.”

Supplementquality.com“This SupplementQuality.com (SQ) website is the most publicly visible part of the Dietary Supplement Quality Initiative (DSQI). In addition to our consumer-oriented activities, we are committed to developing comprehensive quality practices and standards for dietary supplements. We believe increased levels of research in combination with widely accepted standards will benefit those who use, prescribe and make dietary supplements. In promoting a science-based understanding of the health benefits associated with supplementation, we believe the quality, safety and availability of dietary supplements can only increase.”

USDA’s nutrition site – This site contains information on government guidelines as well as food trackers and diet tips.

Weston A Price Foundation – This is a nutrition education site, based on the ground breaking nutrition research of Dr. Weston A Price.

 

 

 

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