- The China Study: Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s informative book on reducing risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity by following a plant-based diet.
- Overdosed America: Dr. John Abramson shows how the statistical evidence on various medications is misrepresented in a way that misleads providers.
- Against All Grain: Danielle Walker authored a whole book of her gluten-free recipes to share with all. Whether you have an autoimmune disorder requiring a restricted diet or just want to expand your taste there is something for everyone!
Healthy Food/Informational Websites
- Against All Grain (www.againstallgrain.com): For those with gluten intolerance this is a great website. Danielle Walker was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in her 20s and over the years has developed recipes for her restricted diet. Now she is sharing her creations with everyone. Even if you don’t have an autoimmune disorder, such as UC, you’ll still want to check out some of her recipes!
- American Dietetic Association (www.eatright.org): From the website description, “Committed to improving health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. This site has tons of nutritional information for the public as well as the professional. Definitely worth checking out!
- theKitchn (www.thekitchn.com): Great website giving tips on streamlining your life. Has tips from organizing the kitchen to make ahead recipes.
- 100 Days of Real Food (www.100daysofrealfood.com): Started by a mom that wanted to try to have her family off processed foods for 100 days. Well, they succeed and have not turned back. Now they share their “experiment” with all of us. Check out the easy, healthy recipes. Perfect for the family on the go with school age kids.
- Live Better America (www.livebetteramerica.com): One of my favorite sites to go to for healthy recipes. Lots of great ideas!
- My Fitness Pal (www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/add_ingredient): This is a great site. I specified the link to the “finding how many calories a recipe has” because it was a little difficult to navigate to on the site itself. Lots of information here to get your workout a boost. Best of all…it’s free!
- Ripped Goddess (www.ripped-goddess.com): Do not be freaked out by all the hard bodies. Yes, there is a lot of information about bodybuilding. However, this website is a phenomenal testament that we are all empowered to improve ourselves, no matter what level we are at. Connie also has a Ripped Goddess Facebook page and women (and a few men) are posting about their journey…and no, not all of them are shredded mass muscle. But what they all are is dedicated to improving themselves. Very inspiring!
- Making Health Easier (www.makinghealtheasier.org): Per the website, an “interactive social networking site where CDC-funded communities and their partners can share stories and resources and engage with people and other communities around obesity and tobacco issues.” This is a great resource to find out how your community is getting involved in promoting health.