About.com - Alternative Medicine
Website is a database of common health conditions and the foods that prevent or improve those conditions. Very well cited, though often refer to secondary sources.
Website is a database of common health conditions and the foods that can prevent or improve those conditions. Very well cited, though often refer to secondary sources.
Articles on a wide range of health topics, not organized in a way to make it a resource for researching health issues.
The site is a reference guide organized by key health concepts, health conditions, nutrients, food and supplements, anatomy, as well as other areas. Information on each topic is pulled from relevant books and other resources, which are cited on the associated webpages.
Website is a database of common health conditions and the nutrients that can prevent or improve those conditions. Very well cited.
Website is a database of common health conditions and the foods that can prevent or improve those conditions. Very well cited, though often refer to secondary sources.
Alliance for Natural Health-Europe
Alliance for Natural Health International is an internationally active non-governmental organization working towards protecting and promoting natural approaches to healthcare through good science and good law. Its website is a key resource for those interested in natural health and efforts to educate about natural health and also protect it from hostile vested interests in Europe.
Alliance for Natural Health-International
The Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl) represents an international non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting natural and sustainable approaches to healthcare through good science and good law. It’s website is a key resource for those interested in natural health and efforts to educate about natural health and also protect it from hostile vested interests on an international level.
Alliance for Natural Health-USA
The Alliance for Natural Health USA (ANH-USA) is part of an international organization dedicated to promoting sustainable health and freedom of choice in healthcare through good science and good law. Its weekly newsletter covering the politics of natural health (national and state level) is a key resource. Archived articles provide a unique overview of natural health and its battle to win recognition against the opposition of the drug industry, the American Medical Association, and more often than not the US Food and Drug Administration, which is usually aligned with the drug industry and AMA.
Alternative Medicine Angel
A non-profit holistic site offering educational information and broad based research on various health conditions, medications, supplements and therapies. In addition, this site provides information on how to naturally improve overall health, strengthen the immune system, and slow the aging process. Information is diverse but the site is not logically organized, there are few medical citations to support health claims.
Alternative Medicine Channel
American Academy of Environmental Medicine
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine is an international association of physicians and other professionals interested in the clinical aspects of humans and their environment. The Academy is interested in expanding the knowledge of interactions between human individuals and their environment, as these may be demonstrated to be reflected in their total health. The AAEM provides research and education in the recognition, treatment and prevention of illnesses induced by exposures to biological and chemical agents encountered in air, food and water.
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians seeks to serve its members by advancing the profession of naturopathic medicine and preserving its integrity and transforming the healthcare system from a disease management system to a comprehensive health program incorporating the principles of naturopathic medicine. They believe that every American has the right to choose a naturopathic doctor and every naturopathic doctor has the opportunity to be a successful practitioner.
American College for Advancement in Medicine
American College of Nutrition
This is a professional association of nutritional educators, researchers, and practitioners trained at the PhD and Master’s level. It is notable, because, unlike other nutritional associations, it does not take funds from junk food companies or indeed from any companies. It is, therefore, the only truly independent voice for nutritional educators and researchers.
American Holistic Medical Association
The American Holistic Medical Association serves as an advocate for the use of holistic and integrative medicine by all licensed healthcare providers. The AHMA is committed to increasing awareness and understanding of the natural healing tenets of holistic medicine and to link together those who wish to utilize and promote a holistic approach to conventional and integrative medicine.
American Nutrition Association
The American Nutrition Association is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization whose mission is to promote optimal health through nutrition and wellness education, educating both laypeople and professionals about the health benefits of nutrition and wellness. It has an excellent website.
Ames, Bruce (PhD)
Dr. Ames is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Berkeley, and a Senior Scientist at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and he was on their Commission on Life Sciences. He was a member of the board of directors of the National Cancer Institute, the National Cancer Advisory Board, from 1976 to 1982. He was the recipient of the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Prize (1983), the Tyler Environmental Prize (1985), the Gold Medal Award of the American Institute of Chemists (1991), the Glenn Foundation Award of the Gerontological Society of America (1992), the Lovelace Institutes Award for Excellence in Environmental Health Research (1995), the Honda Prize of the Honda Foundation, Japan (1996), the Japan Prize, (1997), the Kehoe Award, American College of Occup. and Environ. Med. (1997), the Medal of the City of Paris (1998), the U.S. National Medal of Science (1998), The Linus Pauling Institute Prize for Health Research (2001), and the American Society for Microbiology Lifetime Achievement Award (2001).
Ash, Richard (MD)
Site is limited to treatments dealing with the toxicity in the body that causes illness and fatigue. It also sells Pure Essentials products. Each condition is linked to a sub-section list of websites. Each website resource offers descriptive information regarding one or more ailments and conditions. Most sources are professional organizations, educational institutions and websites prepared by practitioners with knowledge of the condition.
Baseline of Health Foundation
Bastyr Center for Natural Health
Bland, Jeffrey (PhD)
Based in Gig Harbor, Washington, Dr. Jeffrey Bland has been an internationally recognized leader in the nutritional medicine field for over 25 years. Dr. Bland founded HealthComm International, Inc. in 1984, and served as its Chief Executive Officer until a merger with its strategic partner, Metagenics, in 2000. Dr. Bland currently serves at Chief Science Officer for Metagenics and President of MetaProteomics.
Blaylock, Russell (MD)
A nutritional biochemist and registered clinical laboratory director, Bland is a former professor of biochemistry at the University of Puget Sound, and was director of nutritional research at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine. With his wife, Susan Bland, MA, he founded the Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the author of numerous books for both the general public and for health professionals.
Brownstein, David (MD)
David Brownstein, MD is a Board-Certified family physician and is one of the foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, MI. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success in using natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice.
Evidence-based website on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for healthcare professionals . Organized by therapy and natural health product, and rates each by how effective it is for a particular health condition. Not easy to use for investigating a health condition, but a great reference with medical citations supporting each health claim.
Chet Day's Health & Beyond
Cochrane Library, The
Collin, Jonathan (MD)
Dr. Jonathan Collin is an MD specializing in adult medical care with emphasis on nutritional and alternative medicine. He has two offices in Western Washington. One is in Port Townsend, on the Olympic Peninsula. The other is in Kirkland, on the Seattle side of the Puget Sound. Patients with circulation disorders or toxic metal poisoning are considered for a special treatment known as EDTA Chelation Therapy.
Complementary Medical Association
Consumer Health Organization of Canada
Continuum Center for Health & Healing, The
Doctor's Medical Library, The
Drisko, Jeanne (MD)
Drisko is director of integrative medicine and professor of orthomolecular medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The only integrative doctor on the faculty of a major medical school, she also runs a clinic within the medical center. Her clinic combines the best therapies from conventional medicine with integrative biomedical practices and mind-body therapies. She is a past president of the American College for Advancement in Medicine and a board member of ANH-USA.
The website was created to address the need for a single credible and comprehensive resource for everything healthy and green. It includes sections on natural health and healthy living as well as blogs and tips on going green. A unique feature is a green dictionary and a scientific dictionary and encyclopedia.
Free educational forum dedicated to the dissemination of accurate information in the use of natural, non-pharmaceutical medicines and alternative healing therapies in the treatment of disease conditions. Not a general resource for health conditions, and lacks medical citations to support health claims.
Friends of Alternative and Complementary Therapies Society site. Its mission is to create a repository of health information that is factual, accessible, credible and ethical, and promote learning activities on alternative and complementary medicine through various media.
Find A Nutritionist
Food and Life
Gaby, Alan R. (MD)
Hanaway, Patrick (MD)
Patrick Hanaway, MD, is the co-founder of Family to Family and the Chief Medical Officer of Genova Diagnostics. Dr. Pat earned his Bachelors degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin in 1981 and went on to complete his Medical degree at the University of Washington (St. Louis) and his Family Practice residency training at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Pat's areas of research include muscle biology, neurochemisty, lipid metabolism, public health, preventative medicine, immunology, digestion and nutrition. Dr. Pat currently serves as the President-Elect of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, and he lectures extensively on the clinical application of nutrition and genomics. His areas of specialty include digestion, oxidative stress, inflammation, hormone metabolism and achieving long-term wellness.
Health Action Network Society
HANS (Health Action Network Society) is a Canadian natural health resource. It provides information on preventive medicine and natural therapeutics through its website, a reference library (materials are not free), Health Action magazine, the HANS e-Newsletters. Not much info on health issues, but has directory of medical resources (doctors, dentists, etc).
Health Sciences Institute
Health Supplements Information Service
Hoffman, Ronald (MD)
Recognized as one of America's foremost complementary medicine practitioners. He is founder and Medical Director of the Hoffman Center in New York City, author of numerous books and articles for the public and for health professionals, and is host of the popular nationally-syndicated radio program Health Talk. He is active in several medical professional organizations, and is a past President of the country's largest organization of complementary and alternative doctors, the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM). He is a frequent guest on radio and TV, and is frequently quoted in popular magazines and newspapers. He is also called upon to lecture both to the public and to groups of medical professionals. On the personal side, his active lifestyle is an embodiment of the healthy principles he espouses.
Holistic Health Yellow Pages
Holistic Internet Community, The
Hyman, Mark (MD)
Dedicated to identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through a groundbreaking whole-systems medicine approach called Functional Medicine. He is a family physician, a four-time New York Times bestselling author, and an international leader in his field. Through his private practice, education efforts, writing, research, and advocacy, he empowers others to stop managing symptoms and start treating the underlying causes of illness, thereby tackling our chronic-disease epidemic. More about Dr. Hyman or on Functional Medicine.
Information for Healthy Living
Informed Health Online
International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
A network of dental, medical and research professionals who seek to raise the standards of scientific biocompatibility in the dental practice with information from the latest interdisciplinary research. IAOMT leads in the movement to eliminate toxic therapies in dentistry, including mercury and fluoride, promoting safer dentistry for the clinic and the environment.
International College of Integrative Medicine
The International College of Integrative Medicine is a community of dedicated healthcare professionals advancing emergent innovative therapies in integrative and preventive healthcare by conducting educational sessions, supporting research and publications and cooperating with other professional and scientific organizations, while always promoting the highest standards of practice.
International Health News
Health news site that reviews journal articles on alternative, complementary, integrative and preventive medicine, specifically in regard to nutrition, supplements, exercise, and lifestyle factors. Has a database of journal article summaries by health condition. Well cited, but articles are not comprehensive nor logically ordered.
Internet Health Library
It's a Healthy New Age
Kennedy, David (DDS)
Dr. Kennedy is the Past President of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. His BA is in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology from the University of Kansas (1967) and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery is from the University of Missouri (1971). He is a world lecturer to the dental profession on the safety of dental materials in the human body. His lectures include (among others) addresses to the World Health Organization, the American Dental Society of Europe, the German BGD, and Brazil Rio Eco-Odonto. More recently, in 1996 he was a presenter at the International Society for Fluoride Research XXI Conference on fluoride (Budapest), and in 1997 was involved in the Canadian Dental Association conference (Toronto) on the use of fluoride drops and tablets.
Lavalle, Jim (RPh)
A nationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board certified clinical nutritionist, naturopathic doctorate, founder of LaValle Metabolic Institute, an interdisciplinary medicine facility in Cincinnati where he has served thousands of patients using his metabolic model for health. He also founded Integrative Health Resources 15 years ago, which is focused as a natural products industry consulting company. James has 27 years experience integrating natural therapies into various medical and business models. James is probably best known for his expertise in natural therapeutics application and drug/nutrient depletion issues.
Life Extension Foundation
Although site appears to focus on supplement sales, it also provides very good information organized by health issue at http://www.lef.org/protocols/.
Website includes archive of LEF magazine articles with citations.
Linchitz, Richard (MD)
Resource site provides info on health conditions, supplements, drug interactions, and botanical medicine. A comprehensive resource for clinical information relating to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), as well as Provider and School Finders. Includes access to HealthNotes, for patient information, and Clinical Essentials, an evidence-based database offering the latest CAM research from key medical journals.
Mercola, Joseph (MD)
Mindell, Earl (RPh, MH, PhD)
His professional education was strictly establishment when it came to vitamins. Dr. Mindell's courses in pharmacology, biochemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry, and public health hardly dealt with vitamins at all – except in relation to deficiency diseases. Lack of vitamin C? Scurvy. Out of B1? Beriberi. Not enough vitamin D? Rickets. His courses were the standard fare, with the usual references to a balanced diet and eating the “right foods” (all unappetizingly illustrated on semi-glossy charts).
Moss, Ralph W. (PhD)
The medical writer Ralph W. Moss, PhD, has written or edited twelve books and three film documentaries, mostly on the question of cancer research and treatment. He is a graduate of New York City public schools, New York University (BA, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1965) and Stanford University (MA, 1973, PhD, 1974, Classics). The former science writer and assistant director of public affairs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York (1974-1977), for over 30 years Moss has independently evaluated the claims of various cancer treatments, conventional and nonconventional. He currently directs The Moss Reports, a periodically updated library of detailed reports on 200+ varieties of cancer diagnoses. Although not a medical doctor, he is noted for his critical acumen and is listed in Marquis Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in HealthCare, etc.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Natural Healing Today
Natural Health and Longevity Resource Center
Natural Medical Treatments
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
Natural Products Foundation
Naturopathic Medicine Network
Office of Dietary Supplements
International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database provides access to bibliographic citations and abstracts from published, international, and scientific literature on dietary supplements. Best used in supplement search, not by health condition.
Oz, Mehmet (MD)
Oz is a cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and TV personality. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine, and healthcare policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books, has received several patents, and has performed more than 100 heart surgeries per year.
Patrick, Lyn (ND)
Lyn Patrick, ND graduated from Bastyr University in 1984 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine. Doctors of naturopathic medicine are trained in all aspects of family health and wellness, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Licensed naturopathic physicians have attended a 4-year graduate level program at accredited institutions where they receive the same basic science education as their counterparts in regular medical school. In addition, they receive training in holistic, non-toxic therapies and develop skills in homeopathy, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, acupuncture, and lifestyle counseling. Although Colorado does not currently license qualified naturopathic physicians, they are licensed in 15 states and the District of Columbia as well as all provinces in Canada.
Perricone, Nicholas (MD)
Nicholas Perricone, MD is a board-certified dermatologist and world renowned healthy-aging expert. A brilliant scholar, Dr. Perricone completed medical school in just 3 years, graduating with distinction. He completed his internship in Pediatrics at Yale Medical School and his Dermatology Residency at Ford Medical Center. Dr. Perricone is regarded as the Father of the Inflammation Theory of Aging.
Site promotes healthy lifestyle to prevent disease. Articles on diseases as well as fitness and prevention. Some articles are well referenced, but a lot of content is culled from other websites,with reference to original site given. Most treatments listed are based on conventional medicine.
Research Council for Complementary Medicine, The
British site, reviews the published research in specific CAM therapies, has database to search. List of health conditions is not very comprehensive, but is a good site for certain issues and side effects. More about alternative therapies such as accupuncture, reflexology, homeopathy, osteopathy,and massage though some specific supplements discussed as treatments. More a source to confirm that scientific studies have been done to support natural health remedies, rather than a general resource on health issues.
Rowen, Robert (MD)
Schachter, Michael (MD)
The Center's director, Michael B. Schachter, MD, is a 1965 graduate of Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons. He is board certified in Psychiatry, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and has obtained proficiency in Chelation Therapy from the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM). Dr. Schachter has more than 35 years experience in CAIM--Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine.
Science of Life
Sears, Al (MD)
Shallenberger, Frank (MD)
Siegel, Bernie (MD)
Dr. Siegel, who prefers to be called Bernie, not Dr. Siegel, was born in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Colgate University and Cornell University Medical College. He holds membership in two scholastic honor societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated with honors. His surgical training took place at Yale New Haven Hospital, West Haven Veteran’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He retired from practice as an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Yale of general and pediatric surgery in 1989 to speak to patients and their caregivers.
Simone, Charles B. (MD)
During your life, there are people you would like to meet, and there are people you should meet. Meet now Charles B. Simone, Masters of Medical Science, Medical Doctor, Medical Oncologist, Immunologist, and Radiation Oncologist. He is the Founder of Simone Protective Cancer Center, and author of Cancer and Nutrition, A Ten Point Plan for Prevention and Cancer Life Extension; The Truth About Breast Health and Breast Cancer, Prescription for Healing; The Truth About Prostate Health and Prostate Cancer, Prevention and Cancer Life Extension; and HOW TO SAVE YOURSELF FROM A TERRORIST ATTACK. He has worked in cancer research and treatment since 1976.
Sinatra, Stephen (MD)
Dr. Stephen Sinatra realized his calling to medicine from an early age. As a boy growing up in New York, he was greatly affected by his mother's painful battle with diabetes, glaucoma, and eventual blindness. Though helpless in alleviating her suffering, he felt that as a doctor, he might be able to help others. He credits her illness with causing him to look deeper into himself, and helping him become the kind of doctor who truly cares about his patients.
Website contains a number of articles on various health topics, which are not cited.
Understanding Alternative Medicine
The site has non-commercial, evidence-based information website designed to provide consumers with education information, introductions and reviews on a variety of important vitamins and minerals. Information is organized by supplement, not health concern, so not a resource for researching specific health issues.
Vitamin D Council
The Vitamin D Council is a nonprofit, tax-exempt educational corporation in the State of California, founded in 2003 by Executive Director John J. Cannell, MD, to educate about vitamin D and address worldwide vitamin D deficiency. It has a wealth of information and also is a repository of medical research articles about vitamin D.
Weil, Andrew (MD)
West, Bruce (DC)
What Doctors Don't Tell You (WDDTY)
Whitaker, Julian (MD)
Dr. Whitaker's site includes some articles on a limited number of specific health issues: memory, digestion, daily health, energy and immune system, blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, vision, and hearing, but does not include medical citations to support health claims.
Dr. Julian Whitaker's health newsletter area. Most information is limited to subscribers. His main site, www.drwhitaker.com, has information on various health issues.
Julian Whitaker, MD, graduated from Dartmouth College and received his medical training at Emory University Medical School. He is a member of the American Medical Association and is board certified in anti-aging medicine. A popular speaker and lecturer, Dr. Whitaker is the author of 13 best-selling books, including Reversing Heart Disease and Reversing Diabetes, and the author of the widely-read monthly newsletter, Health & Healing. Founder of the Freedom of Health Foundation, Dr. Whitaker is also a tireless crusader against abuses by the FDA and a champion for medical freedom.
Whole Health MD
Williams, David (DC)
World's Healthiest Foods - George Mateljan Foundation
The George Mateljan Foundation for the World's Healthiest Foods was established by George Mateljan to discover, develop and share scientifically proven information about the benefits of healthy eating, and to provide the personalized support individuals need to make eating The World's Healthiest Foods enjoyable, easy, quick and affordable.
Wright, Jonathan (MD)
Mostly just info for subscribers, Dr. Wright's informational site is http://www.tahomaclinic.com. Newsletter article citations are available to subscribers.
Medical Director, established the Tahoma Clinic in 1973. He is a pioneer in holistic medicine and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.