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10 Synthetic Ingredients in Body Care Products and Why you Should Avoid Them (article) -

Also see the Herb Lore section for information on herbs beneficial for skin care.

Alternative - offers an accessible, online alternative health community for both providers and consumers. Consumers benefit from direct interaction with alternative medicine providers, information, services and products.

Alternative Medicine Portal - is an encompassing organization for the alternative medicine practitioner and consumer community.

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) -

Founded in 1985, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) is the national professional society representing naturopathic physicians who are licensed or eligible for licensing as primary care providers. You can search their database to find a practitioner near you.

American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) -

The American Council on Science and Health, Inc. (ACSH) is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health. ACSH is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization.

American Holistic Health Association (AHHA) -

The American Holistic Health Association (AHHA) encourages you to actively participate in enhancing your health and well-being. Information can assist you to do this confidently and effectively. For over a decade the volunteers of AHHA have collected potential sources for this type of information, in response to requests from people all across the U.S. These resources are offered as a free public service, so that you have a variety of options to explore.

American Nutraceutical Association -

Consumer Information pages: articles of interest.

Ayurveda CD-ROM from Relax Herbals -

They offer a beautiful interactive CD-ROM on Ayurveda as well as other services

Building Better - Alternative Health

This site has a dierctory that includes many types of alternative therapies.

Citizens For Health -

Citizens For Health is the national grassroots organization committed to protecting and advancing consumer access, choice, information and safety for natural health products and therapies. - provides independent test results of dietary supplement products.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) -

The Council for Responsible Nutrition is dedicated to helping to reduce health care costs and enhancing the public's health through good nutrition, including the appropriate use of dietary supplements. To fulfill this mission, CRN supports a science-based environment for the responsible marketing of dietary supplement products and provides its member companies with legislative guidance, regulatory interpretation, scientific information on supplement benefits and safety issues, and communications expertise.

Dietary Supplement Quality Initiative (DSQI) -

This (SQ) website is the most publicly visible part of the Dietary Supplement Quality Initiative (DSQI). In addition to our consumer-oriented activities, we are committed to developing comprehensive quality practices and standards for dietary supplements. We believe increased levels of research in combination with widely accepted standards will benefit those who use, prescribe and make dietary supplements. In promoting a science-based understanding of the health benefits associated with supplementation, we believe the quality, safety and availability of dietary supplements can only increase.

Dr. Andrew Weil -

"Ask Dr. Weil" website includes a daily Q & A, a searchable database of health information, and a practitioner referral directory.

FACCT - Foundation for Accountability -

Helping Americans make better health care decisions.

FTC Consumer Protection - Diet, Health & Fitness -

Health World Online -

HealthWorld Online is your 24-hour health resource center--a virtual health village where you can access information, products, and services to help create your wellness-based lifestyle.

Herbs to Avoid during Pregnancy - HRF's Information Packet (40+ pages of info)

Safety Chart:

HerbMed® -

HerbMed® is an interactive, electronic herbal database that provides hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health. It is an evidence-based information resource for professionals, researchers, and general public.

Herb Research Foundation -

The Herb Research Foundation is the world's first and foremost source of accurate, science-based information on the health benefits and safety of medicinal plants. Founded in 1983 with a mission of herb research and public education, HRF remains committed to supporting the public's right to truthful information about the health benefits of herbs. What sets our work apart is our vast storehouse of information resources, including a specialty research library containing more than 300,000 scientific articles on thousands of herbs.

Holistic Health Care Online ™ -

This site lists Holistic Health Care Practitioners all over the word.

Medicinal herb FAQ -

All you ever wanted to know - and ask on a newsgroup - more often than once a month - about medicinal herbs. A FAQ for alt.folklore.herbs and the medicinal herblist.

Medical Herbalism ( -

Links to medical information and to any resource relevant to medicinal herbs or herbalism practiced a clinical setting, regardless of the medical tradition or system.

MedLine Plus - Health Information -

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements. Information service of the National Library of Medicine

Mother Earth Pillows -

Specializing in hand made pillows for pain relief

Pioneer Thinking -

One of the most popular natural/simple living communities on the internet today. Expert authors, columnist and everyday people from over 100 countries share their practical knowledge, ideas and experiences to provide a refreshingly new perspective on topics that affect our lives.

The Natural Pharmacist -

In this Herbs and Supplements area, you will find the latest scientific information on natural remedies and their uses. This A-Z guide covers hundreds of herbs, vitamins, and supplements. See also The Natural Health Encyclopedia to look up conditions and drug interactions.

Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients -

"Wildman" Steve Brill -

A well-known environmental educator, naturalist, and author based in the NY-metro area and specializing in wild edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms

Your Healthy Living -

Health Portal in the UK - lots of links


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