General Resources

Medical Information

http://www.wholehealthmd.com WholeHealthMD is an educational website whose goal is to empower consumers to take a proactive approach to their own wellness. By combining the resources of both scientific health research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and the clinical expertise of integrative health care specialists, the site supports users on their personal path to health, wellness, and longevity.

http://medlineplus.gov/ Medline Plus- a service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Included on this website: information on over 700 topics of diseases, treatment and wellness; information on prescription and over-the-counter medicines, herbs and supplements; a medical encyclopedia and dictionary; health news and press announcements; and directories for doctors, dentists and hospitals.

Nutrition

http://www.pcrm.org/health/ Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Resources for Preventative Medicine including nutrition to combat specific illnesses, up-to-date reports on current health issues and research, and some healthy vegetarian recipes.

http://www.pcrm.org/health/prevmed/diet_alzheimers.html Diet and Alzheimer’s Disease- Information about nutritional research that is related to AD.

http://www.pcrm.org/health/veginfo/vsk/index.html Vegetarian Starter Kit- Provides information about the vegetarian diet, suggestions about how to become a vegetarian, and some recipes.

http://www.nutritiondata.com/ Nutrition Data provides nutrition facts, Calorie counts, and nutrient data for all foods and recipes.

http://whfoods.org The World’s Healthiest Foods from The George Mateljan Foundation. A non-profit organization, this resource is not influenced by commercial interests. It provides information about healthy foods, essential nutrients, specific foods suggested for specific illnesses, meal planning, seasonal eating, organic foods, and recipes.

http://web.cancernutritioninfo.com/main.cfm?id=1 Providing up-to-date, comprehensive, and scientifically sound nutrition information that can be used to make the best choices for promoting healing from cancer. This website is not influenced by commercial interests. Includes CAM, Clinical trials, recipes, current treatments, common nutritional questions, treatment symptoms and management.

Functional Medicine

GSDL_Genomics.pdf Functional Genetic Testing. GENOVATIONS- Information about Great Smokies Diagnostic Lab (GSDL) genetic testing.

www.functionalmedicine.org – IFM- The Institute for Functional Medicine- Educational Organization that offers information, educational materials, and a forum for clinicians to share emerging research in the field of Functional Medicine.

Guided Imagery

www.academyforguidedimagery.com – AGI- Academy for Guided Imagery. This website provides in-depth information about guided imagery, including self-healing tools, research findings, finding a practitioner, conferences, and more. Dr. Albert and Dr, Wright received their training and certification through AGI.

Environmental Toxins

http://www.foodnews.org/ Food News. Report card and handy wallet guide to pesticides in produce. Which fruits and vegetables have the least amount of pesticides? Which have the most? And is it worthwhile to get mostly organic produce?

http://www.sierraclubplus.org/insider/fishguide.pdf Provided by the Sierra Club, this is a link to your downloadable Mercury Survival Pocket Guide for women of childbearing age and small children. What amount and which type of fish is it safe to eat?

http://www.ewg.org/reports/bodyburden/es.php “Body Burden”- A study done by the Environmental Working Group measuring industrial compounds, pollutants, and other chemicals found in the human body.

http://www.hcwh.org/ Health Care Without Harm- The Campaign for Environmentally Responsible Health Care. An international coalition of health care systems, medical professionals, community groups, and environmental groups whose mission is to transform the health care industry worldwide, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it is ecologically sustainable and no longer a source of harm to public health and the environment. This website provides information on environmental health issues.

Healthy Food/ Healthy Planet

http://www.organic-center.org/ The Organic Center, for Education and Promotion. Provides credible, scientific information about the organic benefit.

http://www.savenature.org/ The Center for Ecosystem Survival. Dedicated to the preservation of biological diversity through ecosystem protection. If you go to “Eating to Save the Earth,” you will find resources about healthy and environmentally friendly food choices.

http://www.oceansalive.org/ The Environmental Defense Oceans program works to protect ecosystems and fisheries. In addition to the OCEANS research information, this website reports on the best and worst seafood choices for healthy oceans and your health. Also provides seafood recipes that promote sustainable cuisine.

http://www.themeatrix.com/ A funny and informative short animated movie about factory farming. Created for Global Resource Action Center for the Environment (GRACE). GRACE works to end the destructive and dangerous practices of factory farming and to promote sustainable agriculture.

http://www.factoryfarm.org/ The GRACE Factory Farm Project – a resource analyzing the promises and problems associated with proposed or existing factory farms, and developing community based solutions.

www.slowfoodusa.org Slow Food USA is an educational organization dedicated to stewardship of the land and ecologically sound food production. Also a one-stop resource for finding out about free range, heritage turkeys and where to purchase them, sorted by state.

http://www.fabulousfoods.com/holidays/thanksgiving/vegetarian.html and http://www.boutell.com/vegetarian/Thanksgiving.html Vegetarian Thanksgiving – recipes and suggestions for a poultry-free Thanksgiving celebration: Boutell.com and FabulousFoods.com.

http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=12-35-50-00 The Food Surveys Research Group- The mission of the Food Surveys Research Group is to monitor and assess food consumption and related behavior of the U.S. population by conducting surveys and providing the resulting information for food and nutrition-related programs and public policy decisions.

Spirituality & Health on Gratitude

One of our favorite print magazines, the website version of Spirituality & Health offers practices, quotes, and movie and book reviews on the subject of gratitude.

www.gratefulness.org

Books and Periodicals

redbud

bsusans

lotus

Swallowtail on white budelia

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