Resources

Alliance for Natural Health (ANH-USA)

The nation’s foremost advocacy group for health freedom, a source of important alerts on matters of interest to natural products consumers. (www.anh-usa.org)

American Botanical Council
The American Botanical Council is an organization dedicated to gathering and disseminating information about herbs. (www.herbalgram.com)

American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM)
Organization of complementary physicians, with a physician directory (www.acam.org)

Celiac Sprue Association
(www.csaceliacs.org/)

Clinical Pearls
Clinical Pearls summarizes the current conventional research pertinent to alternative medicine weekly and monthly.  There is a convenient search feature, “Vitasearch” where you can look up studies related to nutrition and supplements.(www.clinicalpearls.com)

Clinical Trials
Information site on clinical trials of new drugs and procedures for a variety of diseases and conditions is available at these 3 sites:
Clinicaltrials.com
 (www.clinicaltrials.com)
Clinicaltrials.gov
 (www.clinicaltrials.gov
)
Centerwatch.com (
www.centerwatch.com)

Consumerlab.com
Organization that evaluates potency and purity of supplements. (www.consumerlab.com/index.asp)

Dietary Supplement Information Bureau
DSIB provides a dynamic, exciting Web site to advance the mission: To improve public health by communicating the benefits of dietary supplements. Their website provides critical, unbiased information on dietary supplements for consumers, the media, and legislators. The Web site promotes the understanding of the value of dietary supplements for maintaining health and well-being. (www.naturalproductsinfo.org)

Elsevier Medical Journals
Well-known journals that are free to the public. (http://www.elsevier.com/about/open-access/open-access-journals)

Five to Thrive
A website with extensive resources for cancer patients and survivors (http://www.fivetothriveplan.com)

Food-allergy.org
(
www.food-allergy.org)

GreenMedInfo.com
The world’s most widely referenced, open access, natural medicine database, with 20000+ study abstracts and articles. (http://www.greenmedinfo.com)

Healthnotes
Healthnotes is a database of nutritional information written by some of the leading physicians in alternative medicine. Various supplement providers offer Healthnotes on their websites as a service to customers.

HeartMD Institute
Dr. Stephen Sinatra’s informative website. (http://www.heartmdinstitute.com)

JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association)
America’s most influential medical journal. Website has user-friendly abstracts and features detailing medical breakthroughs. (jama.ama-assn.org/)

Lab Tests Online 
Provides information on commonly performed diagnostic tests
. (www.labtestsonline.org)

The Lancet
The Lancet is a conventional British medical journal with a surprising number of nutritionally oriented research studies. Full articles require a fee or subscription, but abstracts are free. (www.lancet.com)

Life Extension Magazine
Life Extension Foundation writes extensively on new research about conditions and products. (www.lef.org)

MindBodyGreen.com
Source of articles on natural lifestyle. (www.mindbodygreen.com)

National Institute of Health – Office of Dietary Supplements
This comprehensive site includes The International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database among other extensive content. (www.dietary-supplements.info.nih.gov/)

Natural Products Industry Center news
This site gives a great deal of information on supplements and includes industry news. They offer an e-newsletter that is very comprehensive. (www.npicenter.com)

NCCAM
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a part of the National Institutes of Health. This site includes articles and databases. (www.nccam.nih.gov/health/)

New England Journal of Medicine
(
content.nejm.org/)

The Personalized Medicine Lifestyle Institute (PLMI)
Organization founded by Dr. Jeffrey Bland focused on research documenting efficacy of personalized lifestyle interventions (http://www.personalizedmedicinecoalition.org/members/plmi)

Pubmed
Pubmed is the place to search for abstracts of articles published in the conventional medical literature. (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi)

Science Daily Health and Medicine News
Daily updates of important health stories. (http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/health_medicine/)

Sloan Kettering Herb Guide
Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital is one of the preeminent cancer hospitals. This herb guide includes some information on cancer and herbs. (www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/11570.cfm)

USDA National Nutrient Database
Use this searchable database to find information about over 8000 foods. (http://ndb.nal.usda.gov)

Vitamin D Council
Provides updates on vitamin D research. (http://www.vitamindcouncil.org)

World Cancer Research Fund & American Institute for Cancer Research
Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective-Online
. (www.dietand cancerreport.org/)

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