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
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
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
recipes, links, news, lots of good stuff.
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.
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!
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
Millions of Americans are turning to
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
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.
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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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.