Where do I like to go on the web? Well, all over the place! I read about functional medicine, natural medicine, Oriental medicine, nutrition, parenting, food, etc. Here are a few links that you may want to take a look at. Also listed are some interesting podcasts related to health. With anything I read online, I never take anything as gospel. I always keep my skeptical mind on alert! You know how single research studies have limited significance until it’s repeated enough times to hold weight.
www.acupuncture.com/education/tcmbasics/index.htm – This introduces the basic unique concepts of Chinese Medicine, which is nice as it can seem like a foreign language to most Americans not familiar with the terminology.
www.ilaaom.org – This the State Association for acupuncture and oriental medicine. The first tenet of its mission is “To safeguard and promote the practice of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine through legislation.” Anyone who believes that acupuncture should be integrated in the health care model of the US and IL in particular can become a member. I really like the Mission Statement and Goals Page to explain how it supports this profession.
www.louisehay.com/affirmations – Louise is a classic
www.acupuncturetoday.com – Geared towards practitioners but there is some content for consumers.
www.nccaom.org – this organization governs national accreditation through certification for acupuncturists and Chinese herbalists.
www.acupunctureresearch.org/Research-Summaries – if you love reading about the latest scientific research on acupuncture this is your place.
www.sweeteningthepill.com – Holly Griggs-Spall wrote a book about oral contraceptives and it’s being made into a film by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein
www.medicalnewstoday.com – Intriguing articles about new studies and concepts in medicine.
www.susanstiffelman.com – I love her books Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence. She does some online classes that are very helpful too.
www.chriskresser.com – Chris is an LAc. like me who does tons of research to figure out the truth behind popular ideas and principles of functional medicine.
Podcasts I enjoy:
Everyday Acupuncture – best acupuncture/OM podcast I’ve found, Michael Max is a practitioner and scholar and interviews other practitioners on interesting topics.
Heavenly Qi – Geared more towards practitioners, straight out of Australia.
Natural MD Radio – hosted by Aviva Romm, a midwife and herbalist turned Yale trained Medical Doctor – she distills complex and important issues into the basics that anyone can understand – really allowing listeners to be their own health advocate.
Underground Wellness – Sean Croxton ended this last fall but you can still get all his info-packed episodes on iTunes. He interviews all the big names in the modern health/nutrition/diet movement.
The Sessions – Sean is still interviewing but on myriad topics not specific to health and diet.
Reset Me with Dr. C – Alan Christianson, MD broadcasts easy to follow talks about thyroid, adrenals, diet tips, etc. He is the author of the Adrenal Reset Diet which has helped many people release excess weight.
Revolution Health Radio – Chris Kresser talks about various subjects in Functional Medicine and overall health matters.