Whether you are looking for new recipes to try, current news on various health topics, or general wellness tips, these 10 online resources are a great place to get started.
1. Food Matters
started as a documentary film in 2008 with the hypothesis that food is the “best medicine” and plays a key role in the body’s ability to heal itself from many chronic diseases. It is now an online library of over 350 health and wellness documentaries, expert interviews, recipe videos, articles and more. The Food Matters Facebook page is “a supportive and inspirational place filled with daily recipes, health articles, videos, quotes and most importantly over 1 million like-minded people sharing their stories.”
2. Processed Free America
is a nonprofit organization founded by nutritionist and organic chemist, Dee McCaffery. It offers nutritional counseling, support groups, podcasts, and webinars. Processed Free America is dedicated to educating adults and children on how to eat a diet that is optimal for long term health. Their vision is to “eliminate childhood and adult obesity through empowerment, education and courage.” Processed Free America is also hosting a petition asking the FDA to ban some of the most harmful food additives in our food supply.
3. Food Babe
is a blog founded by New York Times bestselling author Vani Hari. It offers insight into her investigations of ingredients used by food companies and popular restaurants. In her relentless determination to create a safer food supply, The Food Babe has successfully petitioned companies such as Kraft, Subway, Chick-fil-a, Panera, Chipotle, General Mills, and Starbucks with tens of thousands of signatures to remove harmful ingredients from their foods. Vani’s blog offers recipes, tips on how to eat well while traveling, updates on all of her investigations, and an eating guide that will assist you in grocery shopping and preparing healthy meals.
4. Wellness Mama’s
slogan is “simple answers for healthier families.” The blog offers advice on everything from cleaning your home without harmful chemicals, to natural remedies, to finding safe beauty products,and fitness routines for moms. For anyone looking for tips on having a healthy pregnancy, how to navigate the world of supplements, or healthy recipes your kids will actually eat, Wellness Mama has enough content to keep you reading for days on end. There is even a Wellness Mama app for your phone!
5. Center for Science in the Public Interest
is an influential and independent science-based organization that provides unbiased information to consumers. As one of the nation’s top consumer advocates since 1971, CSPI fights for government policies and corporate practices that promote healthy diets, prevent deceptive marketing practices, and ensure that science is used to promote the public welfare. If you are more of the “show me the research” type of reader, this site is for you.
6. 100 Days of Real Food
by blogger Lisa Leake challenges families to take the “100 days of real food pledge” by eating only real food for 100 days. Her posts educate readers on what “real food” means. She also focuses on how to eat real food on a budget, why it is important to cut processed foods from your family’s diet, advice for dealing with picky kids, grocery lists and tons of recipes. If you are up for the challenge, consider visiting Lisa’s site!
website is dedicated to the idea that “Food is Medicine.” Dr. Axe is a physician, chiropractor, clinical nutritionist, fitness trainer, author, and radio show host. Draxe.com has had over a million visitors, where the main topics of articles and videos include nutrition, fitness, healthy recipes, DIY recipes (such as homemade lip balm and hand soap) and current health news.
8. Kris Carr
is a New York Times best-selling author, wellness activist and cancer survivor. Her blog is one of the most positive, inspirational, and uplifting places online for cancer patients and those looking for a balanced approach to healing with conventional and holistic medicine. She has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, CBS Evening News, Access Hollywood and more. Kris “inspires countless people to take charge of their health and happiness by adopting a plant-passionate diet, improving lifestyle practices and learning to live and love like they really mean it.”
is an alternative medicine physician whose website features articles, videos, and health guides with the most up-to-date health information for you and even your pets! He exposes corporate, government, and media misinformation, holds accountable biased research, and challenges popular belief on controversial health topics. His site provides information on topics such as aging, Autism, cancer, digestive health, fibromyalgia, diabetes, depression, heart health, Alzheimer’s, children’s health, thyroid disease, and much more. The site is self-funded as to not be tainted by any advertisers or corporate agendas. If you want more information on many of today’s health “hot topics,” this site is definitely worth looking into.
10. Mind Body Green
takes on a whole person approach to wellness, incorporating inspirational articles by multiple writers on physical, mental, relational, and environmental health. Article topics include personal growth, meditation, sleeping, nutrition, fitness, yoga, nature, body image, and more.