Brighter Day‘s Library Online - Internet Links

We want to link you to more than 100 of our favorite informational websites. Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load, Raw Foods info, Vit D Info, Dr Michael Murray, Johnathan V. Wright MD, Tori Hudson ND, Herbal Info websites, Homeopathic Info websites, Linus Pauling Institute, Nutritionists websites, Food Safety, Pesticide info and a lot more - the list grows almost daily. Scroll down or check out the list of topics below. For podcasts click here.

Diet Information Children's Nutrition Authors and Writers
Doctors & Practicitioners Nutritional Research Information Herbal Information
Homeopathic Information Supplement Information Magazines on Line
Politics & Food & Nutrition Organic & Pesticide Information Electrical Pollution
Global Warming Recycling Information Fluoride Issues

Diet Information

Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load David Mendosa‘s website has wonderful lists on how foods affect blood sugar levels. The glyemic load list is particularly helpful for anyone who is diabetic, hypoglycemic or has cancer and needs to know which foods to eat.
http://www.glycemicindex.com is another good site,

Worlds Healthiest Foods - a website with lots of information about the optimum foods for eating - Check out the world‘s healthiest foods A - Z it is an incredible resource of information. Created by George Mateljan & Joseph Pizzorno N.D. founder and past president of Bastyr University.

The Vegetarian Resource Group - This site is a portal to lots of diet and recipe information for the vegetarian. If you want to learn more about becoming a vegetarian explore this site.

Raw Foods Diet - if you are interested in learning more about eating raw foods this is the website for you.

Fiengold Diet - A dietary program that was the first to identify artificial colors and preservatives in foods being linked to hyperactivity in children.
http://www.feingold.org/

Eat Right For Your Blood Type -Dr Peter D‘Adamo‘s website all about eating the foods that work best with your bloodtype. Different diets for the different blood types A, B, AB & O.

DASH - Dietary approaches to stop hypertension. A diet that has been proven to work as well as conventional drugs to lower high blood pressure. Note substitute the margarine for Earth Balance the rest of the diet is great.This is the pdf of the booklet you normally buy.

Children's Nutrition

Better Food Choices - is a website dedicated to children‘s nutrition. There is lots of good information here for parents on how to make better food choices for kids and making it fun for kids to participate. You can download the newsletter or subscribe for free. They also sell good books and CD‘s on children‘s nutrition and programs to help get better nutrition into schools.

Ask Dr. Sears - a family of nutrtionally oriented pediatritions - this is a mega site for parents on any question related to childrens health.

NAET - Allergy elimination technique - Dr. Jacob Tietelbaum MD says this technique can be almost miraculous with autism. It is used to treat allergies.

DAN - Defeat Autism Now - The nation's best association for promoting the use of bio-medical approaches for treating autism using diet, nutritional supplements and treatments to detoxify the body, enhance the immune system, heal the digestive system and more.

Authors and Writer

Bill Sardi's - Knowledge of Health Bill Sardi first caught my attention by writing some of the best nutrition articles on macular degeneration and eye health I had ever read. Since then I‘ve always read and enjoyed the many articles he has written. I think you will really enjoy and get a lot out of his very informative website.

Jack Challem - The Nutrition Reporter - Jack has written numerous articles for many heath magazines over the years that I have found to be very helpful. His website has many articles on all kinds of topics that are good.

Liz Lipski Phd, CCN - Nutritionist and author of several books on digestion. This links you to her free library with articles on Insulin Resistance & Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Quercetin & Functional Medicine

The People‘s Pharmacy
- Joe & Terry Graedon are a husband and wife team of pharmacists who have a lively and informative radio show on South Carolina public radio. They are from Chapel Hill North Carolina and are very progressive on their views of nutrition and herbs. They give great information about prescription drugs and their safety and efficacy also.

Marsha Zimmerman CN - I have known Marsha personally for over 20 years - she is a top notch nutritionist and has written numerous books on diet, ADD, children‘s nutrition and foods. Her site has a calculator for the BMI that is helpful for weight loss.

James LaValle, R.Ph.,C.C.N,M.S. - Author of one of my favorite nutrition books Cracking the Metabolic Code. Has an institute in Cincinnati Ohio. He is one of the top nutritionists in the nation.

Doctors & Practitioners

Joseph Mercola DO Dr. Mercola is an Osteopath and is one of the most generous information suppliers on the web. I reccomend that you sign up for his E-mail newsletter. I have found it to be really helpful.

Dr. Michael Murray ND America‘s pre-eminent Naturopathic Physician, author of many excellent books on health issues. He recently totally updated his website and now has an excellent section on diseases and conditions and what you can do to support your body. Sign up for his E-mail newsletter - it comes about every other month and is excellent. To listen to a radio interview with him on diabetes click here

Tori Hudson ND
- Here are 11 great articles on women‘s health issues written by one of America‘s premier naturopathic physicians who specializes in women‘s health and author of the outstanding book Encyclopedia of Women‘s Health. http://torihudson.com/?page_id=5

Jacob A. Teitelbaum, MD - Is the nutritional authority on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. His classic book on the topic End Fatigue Now and new book just published on Pain Management are excellent. His web site http://www.endfatigue.com is an incredible resource of outstanding information on Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and so much more including free questionaires that will analyze your degree of fibromyalgia and fatigue. He also has YouTube video's on these topics. There are 13 centers around the nation that treat this condition and are available at this website

David Perlmutter MD
- Is a nutritionally oriented neurologist who practices in Naples Florida - he has done a lot of work with Parkinson‘s disease and is the author on numerous books on the brain. His blog is very informative especially pertaining to neurology For an archive of older articles he has written check http://www.perlhealth.com/letters.php

Donald Yance CN, AHG
- One of the most brilliant practioners I have ever known who specializes in chronic disease and cancer support and creator of the Natura line of products that we carry. Donny Yance's articles on Cancer, Cholesterol, Endocrine Balancing and other articles are links are directly available here.


Dr. Andrew Saul Phd. author of the book Doctor Yourself
This website is loaded with really great stuff - you can index the section on the left for condition or practicioner and access mucho info.

Tieraona Low Dog MD - Is a Native American Woman who began as a practicing herbalist who became president of the American Herbalists Guild. She became an MD and curently works at the University of Arizona. She has recieved many acolades from Presdent Bill Clinton to Time Magazine. Some great articles are available here.

Dr Cristiane Northrup MD - America‘s primier women‘s health advocate. Author of The Wisdom of Menopause, Mother - Daughter Wisdom and Women's Bodies Women's Wisdom. Check out her new weekly podcast - go to our podcast section off the front page of our website.

Dr Hyla Cass MD

Dr Christine Horner MD - focuses on nutrition and auryvedic medicine primarily for Breast Cancer and Women's health issues.

Dr David Brownstein MD - I heard this Holistic Physician on Dr Ronald Hoffman MD‘s radio show and he really impressed me. He has written numerous books and really tells it like it is about the real truth about the major prescription drugs and their problems.

Dr Ronald Hoffman MD
- Is a nutritionally oriented medical doctor who practices in New York City. His podcast is my favorite nutriton radio show. You can download and subscribe to his show in the podcast section of our website - go back to the front page and find the podcast center. There are many useful articles on this site.To subscribe to the podcast - Or click here or numerous articles on a variety of health topics and conditions

WholehealthMD.com is a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) education website that has a list of Medical Doctors and Naturopathic Physicians who have protocols and lots of great information on a wide variety of health conditions - a great reference site to visit and use.

Mark Laursen MD is a physician who practices in Sedona Arizona. He is the author of 2 books on optimizing health and weight loss using a wholistic mind - body approach to healing. Dr Laursen was a featured speaker in September 2008 for Brighter Day.

Nutritional Research Information


Vitasearch is a link for the more technically oriented customer or practitioner who wants the most current data available. Frankly this website blows my mind. It is the data resource I have been looking for for years! Weekly research updates in the form of clinical pearls. Expert interviews that are short and to the point - the list is extensive and CoQ10 research.

Alternative Medicine Review - from Thorne Research. All the back issues with many technically oriented articles in a PDF file on Botanical Medicine and Nutritional Medicine written by the top Naturopathic Physicians, Medical Doctors and Researchers.

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition - this is the most respected journal on nutrition published in the United States - these are technical articles -

Vitamin D Council - this site has the best information on Vitamin D research anywhere. Dr. Jim Cannell MD is considered by many to be the authority on Vitamin D. Vitamin D research is coming at us in landslides and may be the most important of all.

Health Line a mega site for health and disease information including medical testing and treatments.

Nutriton Focus
this site is a comprehensive data base sponsored by Solgar Vitamins with lots of interesting news, scientific research and a comprehensive health database.

Healthy Net is a mega link with a huge amount of information about all types of alternative medicine. Check out the interview section

Dr. Richard Passwater Phd. has always been a favorite of mine has 35 different interviews with top nutrition experts like Lester Packer Phd. the grandfather of anti-oxidant research. Hear interviews. Also there are 2 other interview sections with great interviews on a variety of other topics pertaining to holistic health and lifestyles.

Natural Medicine On-Line

Parris Kidd Phd - is the man to go to if you want to learn about nutrition and brain function. He knows more about PS Phosphytidyl Serine, CDP - Choline and how to nutritionally help the brain than just about anyone.

Michael Colgan Phd. - The Colgan Institute - I was a big fan of the sports nutrition research that Michael Colgan did in the 1990's and I just rediscovered him.

The Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University - is a excellent website for scientific research on vitamins, minerals, flavanoids, diseases and much more

Orthomolecular Medicine - Founded by Dr. Abram Hoffer MD. Their work in nutrition and psychiatric illnesses championed new approaches in mental health. Archive of Journal Articles

Dietary Supplement information The Dietary Supplement Education Alliance (DSEA). Positive information about nutrtional supplements on this site.

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. This site has many summaries of clinical studies on numerous health conditions.

Fish Oil Research - sponsored by Nordic Naturals Fish Oils. This site has the specific scientific research on Fish Oils.

Douglas Laboratories - Articles Lots of good detailed articles on nutritional topics written by many of the top researchers in the United States.

Nutritional Biochemistry Testing - Dr John Neustadt ND has a clinic in Bozeman Montana


Herbal Information


Herb Research Foundation
an excellent clearinghouse of current scientific information about herbs.

American Botanical Council - Mark Blumenthal http://www.herbalgram.org The Heral Gram is the finest publication on herbs and botanical information published in the United States if you are really into learning about herbs get a subscription they deserve and need your support. Thanks to Now Foods all back issues of the Herbal Gram and Herb Clips summaries of 100‘s of clinical studies on herbs are available here.

Michael Tierra Lac
- Michael is one of America‘s best known herbalists and the author of the renowned book The Way of Herbs and 3 other excellent books. This site is loaded with great stuff ! Go to the articles section and scroll down, there is enough great stuff there to keep you busy for a couple of weeks !

"Herbal Ed".com Ed Smith the owner of Herb Pharm
and well regarded as one of America‘s most respected and knowlegeable herbalist. Podcasts are available to listen to his lectures directly online. A great opportunity to hear Ed Smith lecture on herbs. website.

Christopher Hobbs
- is a 3rd. generation herbalist and one of America‘s best has an excellent website with wonderful information - he also has lecture notes from his teaching at Bastyr University you can access as well as photo‘s and brief summaries of numerous botanicals and more. He also has excellent information on Hepatitis C go to his herb information section and click on the very bottom of the page where you see Hepatitis C written and lastly a great section on medicinal mushrooms next to that.

David Winston - another one of our favorite herbalists and creator and owner of the Herbalist Alchemist line of liquid herbal extracts. (see our product information website for Herbalist Alchemist.

Chanchal Cabrera - is from Scotland and lives on Vancouver Island BC in Canada. Specializes in Cancer and Fibromyalgia. She works with Donald Yance in training physicians in integrative oncology in Ashland Oregon. We hope to bring her to Savannah in late May 2008 for a seminar.

Steven Foster
- one of the best photographers of medicinal plants and co-author of the Pederson‘s Field Guide to Medicinal Plants has a very informative webpage on Herbs with excellent links to James Dukes library and much more.

Ryan Drum Phd. is a brilliant, fun, delightful, at times eccentric and most of all if I could choose anyone in the world to be my next door neighbor it would probably be Ryan Drum. He is best known for his incredible knowledge of kelp and bladderwrack and their uses in treating thyroid disorders, he has another great article on Thyroid on Michael Tierra‘s website (see above) its in the articles section.Ryan is also the best known medicinal plant wildcrafter in the nation. You will love his humor when you read his articles on herbs.

Chris Killham has written many articles on herbs and has traveled extensively around the world finding them. This link has a number of decent general articles on some of the more interesting botanicals that are becoming more popular.

Medical Herbalism - Paul Bergner - A Journal for the Clinical Practioner Paul Bergner is the editor of this journal and an outstanding herbalist. For a wealth of great articles on Medical Herbalism, Clinical Articles and Case Studies
click here For information on Materia Medica & Pharmacy click here

Michael Moore
- is considered the Herbalists, Herbalist. He specializes in herbs from the southwestern part of the US. His site is loaded with links including video herb walks and hundreds of photographs of botanicals and much more !

David Hoffmann B.Sc. (Hons) N.M.I.M.H. - is a British Medical Herbalist practicing in California. He has written several of the most respected herbal books including Medical Herbalism currently considered to be one of the finest technical herbals written.

Matthew Wood
- A highly respected herbalist who lives in the northern Minnesota woods and is the author of several outstanding herbal books. He uses almost homeopathic doses of herbs in his therapies and his books discuss the energetics of herbs.

Patricia Howell AHG -
Is one of the most respected herbal practioners and educators in the Southeast and our best known herbalist from Georgia. She has a school in Northeast Georgia in Rabun County near Clayton, Ga. Author of Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians. She has an herbal school Botanologos.

American Herbalists Guild - is the National Organization for practicing herbalists.

Medicines from the Earth sponsors 2 national seminars on herbal medicine - one in Black Mountain, North Carolina the first weekend of June every year. This is an outstanding event and open to anyone seriously interested in Herbal Medicine.

Herbcraft - H
- this links page takes you to lots of other great herbal Links Pages

Homeopathic Information

Homeopathy The National Center for Homeopathy is the National Organization for information about Homeopathy. I have been a member since 1991. They are the organization in the United States when it comes to Homeopathy.

Homeopathy Home
gets you into a big website with lots of great stuff about homeopathy

Homeopathic Info - Has a lot of good general information all about homeopathy how its practiced, materia medica, first aid information and a lot more.

George Vithoulkas - International Academy of Classical Homeopathy - George Vithoulkas is considered one of the worlds greatest practicing homeopaths. He is from Athens Greece. His website has a complete materia medica section for learning about individual homeopathic remedies and video's of him lecturing in English on various topics pertaining to Homeopathy.

Robin Murphy ND - Robin Murphy‘s Repretory and Materia Medica are some of the most utilized books in Homeopathy World Wide. He taught me Homeopathy and visits Savannah periodically. His website Lotus Health Institute has Homeopathic information on it and a lot more. He teaches QiGong and much more.

Julian Winston
was the editor of Homeopathy Today magazine and an extrodinary person passed away in June 05. His contribution to Homeopathy was huge - visit his website it is wonderful and full of great homeopathic information. 

Two more good homeopathic sites with plenty of info. http://www.abchomeopathy.com
http://www.hpathy.com

Dana Ulman
is the leading spokesperson for Homeopathy in the United States, his company Homeopathic Educational Services has great information about homeopathic books and tapes available

Minimum Price Books also has a huge amount of information about all the published books available about homeopathy.

Supplement Information

Council for Responsible Nutrition - clearinghouse for accurate information about vitamin supplements. When you need clear information about vitamin studies negative or positive in the media CRN clears the "fog".

Kefir Information - from Donna Gates website - author of the Body Ecology Diet.
More Kefir information

How to make Kefir
Spirulina Information and Research
Bee Pollen, Propolis & Royal Jelly Information
Mangosteen Information
Pycnogenol Information

Magazines on Line

Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients - You have to go to the archives section but there is a lot of interesting stuff here for the person who wants more in depth info - Dr Alan Gaby MD‘s reviews of research and a whole lot more.

Life Extension Foundation
- Go to the archives of the magazine to find info on the newest supplements and anti-oxidants - lots of informative articles.

Alive - Canada‘s top natural health website. 10,000 pages of content - all issues since 2000 including the Encycloepdia of Natural Healing ( a great reference book).

News Target -
an online information resource on all kinds of health issues including interviews.

Total Health Magazine - Contains many good articles from best known top nutritional writers

The Herbal Gram - is the best known journal on herbal medicine published in the United States.

Alternative Health News Online - a portal website that gives you massive amounts of information including a column from Dr Andrew Weil MD - lots to explore here

Ode Magazine - one of my personal favorite magazines. Positive information about people who are contributing to positive transformation of the planet. Dedicated to the optimist.

Politics & Food & Nutrition

Citizens for Health - Citizen's for health follows what is going on in Washington and stays on top of legislative issues affecting health issues. This is a great organization to join.

GMO's information

Seeds of Deception - info from an incredibly scary book about the long lasting health and environmental nightmare of Monsanto's GMO's www.seedsofdeception.com

Non GMO shopping guide - to the brands and foods that you can trust www.nongmoshoppingguide.com

Info website about issues revolving around the hazzards of GMO's www.responsibletechnology.org

Organic & Pesticide Information

Report Card on Pesticide Residues - very informative site about which fruits and vegetables have the highest and lowest residues of pesticides and what they do to you

Organic Consumers - Lots of info on issues affecting foods, GMO‘s, pesticides and environmental issues.

The Good Guide - This site is dedicated to giving the consumer accurate information on the safety, environmental and social responsibility of companies and products used for cleaning and personal care - such as shampoos, skin care and cosmetics - each product is rated so it is easy to buy products knowing they are safer and supporting those companies who champion good environmental and social issues.

Cornucopia Institute - is dedicated to helping falmily scale farms. The organic integrity project acts as a corporate watchdog on keeping organic standards in place

Center for Food Safety
Pesticide Action Network
Environmental Working Group
Green Facts
- Health and Environmental information for the consumer

The Ecologist - a British magazine dedicated to the protection of the environment - it covers European and North American environmental issues.

Our Stolen Future - A website dedicated to providing information about chemicals in the environment and how they affect our endocrine system and sexual hormones as well as other effects - the information here is a bit scary.

Electrical Pollution

Electrical Pollution
This site gives valuable and shocking information about electrical energy pollution eminating from our WY-FI‘s, computers, fax machines, refrigerators, energy saving florescent light bulbs and more and what you can do to neutralize it. Many heath conditions such as asthma, MS like symptoms and neurological ailments may be greatly aggravated from this kind of pollution !\

Global Warming

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy 
Rainforest Alliance

Recycling Information

Recycling Information 

Seafood Issues

Monterey Aquarium Seafood Watch - Quick Guide for sustainable safe seafood 

Fluoride Issues

Fluoride Action Network

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