Research & Informational

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), NIH

The ODS supports research and disseminates research results in the area of dietary supplements. It produces The International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database, which provides access to bibliographic citations and abstracts from published, international, and scientific literature on dietary supplements. Users can choose to search the Full IBIDS Database, a subset of Consumer Citations Only or Peer Reviewed Citations Only. Go to dietary-supplements.info.nih.gov and select “Health Information”.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

NCCAM, as part of the NIH, maintains a free website that provides health information, research, clinical trials, training opportunities and information about complementary and alternative therapies. You can subscribe on-line for a free “CAM at the NIH” quarterly newsletter.

CAM on PubMed

CAM on PubMed, a database on the Web developed jointly by NCCAM and the National Library of Medicine, offers citations to (and in most cases, abstracts of) articles in scientifically based, peer-reviewed journals on complementary and alternative medicine. It contains 220,000 citations, has links to full text, and allows searchers to limit retrievals by publication type. Look for the Alerts and Advisories, treatment information, resources, and links to other organizations (FDA, AHRQ, ODS etc.).

The Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is a collection of science-based reviews from the Cochrane Collaboration, an international nonprofit organization that seeks to provide “up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of health care”. Abstracts of these reviews can be read on the Web without charge.

Health Canada

The Canadian government regulates natural health products in Canada, licensing products with proof of safety and efficacy. This is a very helpful site that lists products licensed in Canada and has helpful monographs.

Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University

Fantastic resource for learning the latest on vitamins, minerals and some herbs. Reliable, current and free to use. If you click on Micronutrient Information Center, a wealth of information is right at your fingertips. If you click under Disease Index, you can look up which supplements might be beneficial for a specific health condition.

The Environmental Working Group

This is my go-to website for environmental information. This is the group that brings us the Clean Fifteen and Dirty Dozen list of foods each year based upon pesticide residue. Lots of information and tips for reducing exposure to endocrine disruptors in your skin care products, cookware, etc. Great organization.

Also has skindeep.org to look up cosmetic products and safety profile.

 

Research & Informational Websites

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), NIH

The ODS supports research and disseminates research results in the area of dietary supplements. It produces The International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database, which provides access to bibliographic citations and abstracts from published, international, and scientific literature on dietary supplements. Users can choose to search the Full IBIDS Database, a subset of Consumer Citations Only or Peer Reviewed Citations Only. Go to dietary-supplements.info.nih.gov and select “Health Information”.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

NCCAM, as part of the NIH, maintains a free website that provides health information, research, clinical trials, training opportunities and information about complementary and alternative therapies. You can subscribe on-line for a free “CAM at the NIH” quarterly newsletter.

CAM on PubMed

CAM on PubMed, a database on the Web developed jointly by NCCAM and the National Library of Medicine, offers citations to (and in most cases, abstracts of) articles in scientifically based, peer- reviewed journals on complementary and alternative medicine. It contains 220,000 citations, has links to full text, and allows searchers to limit retrievals by publication type. Look for the Alerts and Advisories, treatment information, resources, links to other organizations (FDA, AHRQ, ODS etc.).

 

Gastrointestinal resources

  • Websites: www.siboinfo.com, sibocenter.com (can order kits), elanaspantry.com for food recipes
  • Book: The New IBS Solution by Mark Pimental, MD, The Inside Tract- Gerald Mullin, Primal Body Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudas
  • Apps: SIBO and FODMAP
  • Conferences: SIBO Symposium in Portland every year. Recordings available for purchase
  • Recipes for the SCD & Adventures in the Family Kitchen: Recipes for the SCD by Raman Prasad
  • Eat Well Feel Well by Kendall Conrad
  • Lucy’s SCD Cookbook by Lucy Rosset
  • GAPS cookbook: Internal Bliss
  • Primal Blueprint Cookbook by Mark Sisson
  • Elana’s Cookbooks
  • American Gut Project: opportunity to join this research project and to compare the microbes in your gut to those in the guts of thousands of other people in the US and around the world to help scientists study/understand microbial diversity in the human gut. (499-$25K)
  • Ubiome: www.ubiome.com: various tests of your own personal microbiome-sequences the bacterial DNA cost $ 89-399

Diet Information

The Nutrition Source – Harvard School of Public Health

This is a great website for keeping up-to-date with nutritional science. The Nutrition A to Z and the Nutrition in the News sections are filled with great information.

FODMAP Living

Dedicated to help those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). FODMAPs is an acronym that stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di- and Mono-saccharides, and Polyols. This term was coined by a group of researchers who theorize that foods that contain these forms of carbohydrates exacerbate the symptoms of some digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome IBS and IBD.

David Mendosa, Glycemic Index/Load

A very handy website for learning all about glycemic load and glycemic index. There are hundreds of foods that are listed and multiple resources, as well. Very useful if you have diabetes, insulin resistance or are trying to manage your weight.

Oldways (A Mediterranean Diet)

I love this website. It has great information about the Mediterranean diet, as well as traditional food pyramids. Oldways is the widely-respected non-profit “food issues think tank” credited with successfully translating the complex details of nutrition science into the familiar language of food. It is best known for developing consumer-friendly health-promotion tools, including the well-known Mediterranean Diet Pyramid.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (an NIH resource)

NHLBI provides science-based, plain-language information related to heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions and sleep disorders.

Blue Ocean Institute

Great website to learn about how to make healthy and sustainable seafood choices.

Heart Health Calculator

This is a risk assessment tool for estimating 10-year risk of myocardial infarction and coronary death.

Osteoporosis Calculator

This calculator gives an approximate prediction of the risk of hip fracture over the next 5 years for postmenopausal women between the ages of 50 and 79.

Consumer Labs

This group reports the results of independent quality testing on dietary supplements. It provides very useful information for the consumer not only on quality testing but also on product recalls, FDA warnings, etc.

The People’s Pharmacy

Joe & Terry Graedon have created a wonderful resource for up-to-date information for living a healthy life. This is a great website with trustworthy resourses from wonderfull people.

HerbalGram

A journal that reports both science-based and traditional information on the uses of botanical medicines.

HerbMed

Provides hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health. It is an impartial, evidence-based information resource for professionals, researchers, and general public.

Institute of Functional Medicine

Resource for clinician.. however some may be interested in their publications and onsite education. Fundamental information related to how an integrative practitioner practices.

Restorative Medicine

Nice research articles on wellness. Also a good reference for clinicians.

Wilson’s temperature syndrome

Read about a common syndrome that affects the thyroid.. often the treatment for someone in reverse T3

Dr. Perl Mutter

Integrative neurologist and author of “Grain Brain”. Has good books and links http://www.saragottfriedmd.com: Hormones

Coursera.org

Free online courses from to universities – expand your knowledge on Holistic medicine institute