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FOOD SAFETY & WELLNESS RESOURCES

Not feeling well, taking the cure Poisoning and toxicology, food poisoning and foodborne illness, nutrition, diet, weight loss, natural healing, vitamins and supplements, nutrient and drug interactions, herbal therapy, herb glossary, alternative medicine, pet health, natural remedies, quackery and health fraud:


For a poisoning emergency, there's a national hotline, 1-800-222-1222. When you call this number you will be automatically linked to the nearest poison center.  Keep this number in a handy place!  For a local poison control center, award-winning MedicineNet offers a list by state.

Quackwatch, Inc., which was a member of Consumer Federation of America for 30 years, is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies. 

The National Council Against Health Fraud is a nonprofit, tax-exempt voluntary health agency that focuses its attention upon health fraud, misinformation, and quackery as public health problems. It is private,  nonpartisan, and nonsectarian. 

A wealth of international resources on poisoning and toxicology, including poison centers, is included in this comprehensive round-up of important sites.  You can also find information on diseases and medical issues.

Here’s a site that explains the difference between food poisoning and food infection, helps with symptoms, and preventing you from getting sick to your stomach from food-borne illness Preventing Food Poisoning and Food Infection

The FDA offers information on foodborne illness at their FDA News page.

Tufts University makes nutrition easy with a useful rating guide to nutrition web sites that de-mystify health and nutrition info -- sites that cover diet, safety, pesticides, special dietary needs, vegetarian resource group, recipes, links, news, lots of good stuff.  

NutritionFocus is an award-winning site that offers nutrition news, information, food facts and recipes, exercise updates, info on vitamins, minerals, herbs and other supplements, as well as food safety, gender health, dieting and weight control, and plenty more.

At iVillage, you can take the Eating Disorder Quiz, or the Food Anxiety Quiz: Is What You Eat Ruining Your Life?

From heart-healthy grapes to calcium needs of women and men, plus recipes and the Vitamin Advisor, Dr. Andrew Weil's site seeks to get us on the right path to physical and mental health with vitamins and nutrition.

Healthwell's information-packed site features children's health, diet and weight loss, natural news, nutrition,  safe cleaning alternatives for the home, resources to help you make informed decisions, and even pet care!

If you have a question about an herb you're taking or considering, the Herb Med database is a free, outstanding resource that really does cover herbs from A to Z, with evidence, warnings, adverse effects, herb and drug interactions, etc.

Millions of Americans are turning to alternative medicine and this site includes everything from diet, mind/body connection, and supplements, to anti-aging, hands-on techniques, therapeutic touch, Ask Dr. Weil, and links to Lancet and other cool links. 

WholeHealthMD practioners have developed a healing center that combines the best of conventional medicine with alternative therapies to help the body strengthen and heal itself.  Don't miss the healing kitchen's food remedies and recipe database.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine takes a close look at a wide range of alternative therapies and healing practices, lists clinical trial opportunities, and more.

HerbVigor's site also features drug interactivity with herbs, and you can look up interactions either by drug or by herb.  They also offer natural alternatives, and an ask a nutritionist department.

If you're interested in herbal therapy and herbal remedies, check out the herbal healthcare guide offered by the American Botanical Council.

The Herb Research Foundation strives to provide accurate, science-based information on the health benefits, appropriate use and safety of herbs, and to give herbs scientific credibility to counter media distortions.

Nutrition powders, drinks, nutrition bars, protein and energy bars, they don't always meet the claims they make and some may have unapproved food ingredients. Consumer Lab's mission is to identify the best herbal, vitamin and supplement products through independent testing.

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The information provided on this site is designed to inform you and support, not replace, your relationship with your doctor.
There may be conflict between some of the resources here. You must read them carefully and reach your own conclusions.