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Once Again Nominated for…The Top Alternative Health Blogs: 50 of the Best, Must-Read Blogs for Alternative Health Wisdom on the Web

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Once Again Nominated for…The Top Alternative Health Blogs: 50 of the Best, Must-Read Blogs for Alternative Health Wisdom on the Web

by John Sichel

More people are turning to alternative health and medicine, such as natural and herbal remedies, acupuncture, and even meditation and yoga to improve their overall health and well-being. In some cases, people turn to alternative health care options when it comes to coping with chronic conditions or even in the hopes of curing cancer and other devastating diseases.

As alternative health becomes more mainstream, alternative health blogs are cropping up all over the Web. But which blogs are the most valuable, offering accurate information grounded in research or findings from daily practice?

To help you narrow down the most credible, trustworthy, and informative material, we’ve identified 50 of the top alternative health blogs on the web. Many of these blogs are written by medical or naturopathic doctors, or other practitioners working in alternative health and medicine fields on a daily basis.

These blogs offer valuable insights and information on alternative health, but the information presented is for educational use only. Of course, no advice you read from any blog should be considered an alternative to seeking direct advice from your own health provider. Be sure to share your plans with your physician, and always tell your doctor and pharmacist about any alternative health medicines or supplements you’re taking.

Please note that the following 50 blogs are NOT listed in any particular order of importance.

1. Mercola


The official blog of Dr. Joseph Mercola, a widely recognized proponent of natural health and wellness, Mercola.com is a premier source of information on everything natural and alternative health, encompassing everything from gluten-free dieting to vaccinations, GMOs, and more. You’ll also find videos, infographics, and informative health guides on today’s most important health and wellness issues.

Three posts we like from Mercola: 

2. Dr. Oz – Alternative Health


Dr. Mehmet Oz is a cardiac surgeon who rose to fame on The Oprah Winfrey Show and then moved on to starring in his own show, The Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Oz’s early career experiences led him to seek out ways to blend alternative health with Western medicine to accommodate the varying needs of patients. In the Alternative Health section of Dr. Oz’s website, you’ll find reliable and accurate information on both ancient alternative healing practices and new-age techniques alike.

Three posts we like from Dr. Oz – Alternative Health: 

3. Natural Holistic Health


Natural Holistic Health is a blog founded by Dr. Dee Braun, DrR, CA, CCTP, RM/T, with a variety of expert contributors offering advice on alternative health. The blog covers topics ranging from detox and immunity to ADHD, the nervous system, superfoods, and more.

Three posts we like from Natural Holistic Health:

4. Modern Alternative Health


Modern Alternative Health aims to educate and empower its readers to take control of their health. From recipes and pregnancy advice to information on treating specific diseases and conditions naturally, Modern Alternative Health is a wealth of information on alternative health.

Posts we like from Modern Alternative Health: 

5. Alternative Medicine Zone


Alternative Medicine Zone provides timely and relevant information on a variety of topics related to alternative health, describing alternative health options for treating everything from heart disease to menopause.

Three posts we like from Alternative Medicine Zone: 

6. Joyous Health


Holistic Nutritionist Joy McCarthy is the brains behind Joyous Health. She has quite the breadth of experience that makes her more than qualified to share practical health and nutrition information with her readers. She’s a faculty member at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition and the nutrition expert on Global’s Morning Show, in addition to authoring her own book and serving as a public speaker.

Three posts we like from Joyous Health: 

7. New Health Ideas


New Health Ideas covers everything from alternative health to medical news, nutrition, medical research, rehabilitation, and more, through book, product, and resource reviews to point readers in the direction of the most helpful resources and information. The blog aims to bring together as much new information about health and longevity as possible, while also addressing important political and legal issues surrounding alternative therapies.

Three posts we like from New Health Ideas: 

8. Herbal News Magazine


Herbal News Magazine is a source of information on natural and alternative health. The blog features regular news on alternative medicine, natural healing, health maintenance, and longevity.

Three posts we like from Herbal News Magazine:

9. Ayurvedic Talk


The Ayurveda and Yoga Blog is designed to be a source of information on topics spanning Indian Ayurveda, herbal remedies, Ayurvedic herbs, natural cosmetics, rejuvenation therapies, meditation, herbal diets, yoga styles, and similar topics related to alternative health.

Three posts we like from Ayurvedic Talk: 

10. Dr. Tori Hudson, N.D. 


Dr. Tori Hudson, N.D., has been blogging on naturopathic medicine and alternative health topics since December 2006. A naturopathic physician, author, educator, and researcher, Dr. Hudson shares her wealth of knowledge with readers interested in living healthier, longer lives through natural approaches to health and wellness.

Three posts we like from Dr. Tori Hudson, N.D.: 

11. Embracing Health


Leisa Wheeler is the founder of Embracing Health, a blog aiming to provide life-changing health information encompassing everything from health concerns for children to detoxification, general well-being, and more. Leisa is a naturopath, health and healing mentor, and raw food coach who brings her expertise to readers around the world through Embracing Health. Rhianna Smith, a Naturopath and Nutritionist, also contributes regularly.

Three posts we like from Embracing Health: 

12. ND Healthcare


ND Healthcare features tips and advice from world-renowned experts in natural and alternative health. A panel of naturopathic doctors share their findings from clinical practice, advice, and expertise on all things alternative health, including aging, herbal remedies, pain management, celiac disease, and more.

Three posts we like from ND Healthcare: 

13. Stepping Stone Acupuncture & Wellness


Stepping Stone Acupuncture & Wellness, based in Wellesley, Massachusetts, provides safe, holistic approach to treating a variety of conditions. The company’s blog, however, provides a wealth of information on the benefits of acupuncture and alternative health to readers everywhere.

Three posts we like from Stepping Stone Acupuncture & Wellness: 

14. About.com Alternative Medicine


Cathy Wong, M.D. is the About.com guide to Alternative Medicine, providing timely, relevant news and research related to alternative health and wellness practices. She covers natural and herbal remedies, discusses the use of common and popular herbal supplements, offers tips for weight loss and coping with chronic diseases, and more.

Three posts we like from About.com Alternative Medicine: 

15. Absenger Cancer Education Foundation (ACEF) 


The Absenger Cancer Education Foundation (ACEF) is a public charity serving cancer survivors in West Michigan through its Art of Living: Self Care in Cancer Survivorship program, with the overarching goal of improving quality of life for cancer survivors. The organization’s blog is a wealth of information on alternative health and wellness, with information on managing stress, mindful eating, music therapy, yoga, and other practices that can help cancer survivors — and anyone wanting to live a healthier lifestyle — improve longevity and create lasting health.

Three posts we like from Absenger Cancer Education Foundation: 

16. Authentic Self Wellness


Margaux J Rathbun, B.S., N.T.P. (Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner) works as an International Media Nutritionist. From articles to videos and nutritious recipes, Margaux shares her expertise on living a longer, healthier lifestyle through alternative health and wellness practices.

Three posts we like from Authentic Self Wellness: 

17. Dr. Andrew Weil’s Daily Health Tips


Dr. Andrew Weil’s Daily Health Tips blog offers simple, practical advice to aid readers on their path to optimal health, according to the principles of integrative medicine and the insights of Dr. Weil himself. Dr. Weil also shares his personal views on the health news of the day.

Three posts we like from Dr. Andrew Weil’s Daily Health Tips: 

18. The Complete Guide to Natural Healing


The Complete Guide to Natural Healing offers expert advice on alternative medicine, health, fitness, and beauty. From book and product reviews to tips and advice on coping with pain, lessening the effects of chronic health conditions, and more, you’ll find the practical information provided by this panel of experts and columnists valuable in your quest for optimal health.

Three posts we like from The Complete Guide to Natural Healing: 

19. Prana Holistic


Prana Holistic wants to remove barriers and help people understand that life does not have to be lived in pain. Providing an uplifting atmosphere and aiding readers in changing the direction of their lives, Prana Holistic is a must-read blog if you’re interested in setting out on the path to better health.

Three posts we like from Prana Holistic: 

20. Dr. Geo


Dr. Geo offers insights on holistic urology and men’s health, proving that not all alternative health blogs are primarily targeted to a female audience. Men, and the partners, spouses, and families who care for them, benefit from advice on healthy diet choices, news surrounding prostate cancer and other men’s health issues, and more.

Three posts we like from Dr. Geo: 

21. Modern Alternative Mama


Modern Alternative Mama, also known as Kate, is the author of A Practical Guide to Children’s Health and a regular practitioner of alternative health with her own family, including her four children. Not only does Kate share her real-world, practical advice for natural health, but she offers tips for doing it within budget, too.

Three posts we like from Modern Alternative Mama: 

22. Natural News


A science-based natural health advocacy organization, Natural News is led by activist-turned-scientist Mike Adams, also known as the Health Ranger. The goal of Natural News is to empower readers with factual information on the most pressing health issues communities face today, such as synthetic chemicals and harmful materials found in the products we use everyday, as well as holistic health, nutritional therapies, and other strategies for maintaining optimal health.

Three posts we like from Natural News: 

23. The Old Farmer’s Almanac – Natural Remedies


The Old Farmer’s Almanac is one of those things that’s been around seemingly forever, yet has earned its right to stand firm as a trusted source of information. The Old Farmer’s Almanac website has information on everything from gardening to cooking and recipes, home and health, and of course, weather. Of particular interest is a section dedicated to natural remedies, where you’ll find some time-tested natural methods for treating a variety of conditions.

Three posts we like from The Old Farmer’s Almanac – Natural Remedies: 

24. Harvard Health Blog


Experts from Harvard Health publications share news and insights on health topics, medical news, and views. While this blog isn’t specifically focused on alternative health, you’ll find plenty of information and analysis on alternative health topics. Due to Harvard’s reputation for excellence, this is a worthy blog to add to your reading list to stay abreast of important news in alternative health.

Three posts we like from Harvard Health Blog: 

25. Beyond Meds


Beyond Meds focuses on alternatives to psychiatry, documenting and sharing natural methods of self-care for finding and sustaining health in the body, mind, and spirit. Beyond Meds also delves into topics in the socio/political and spiritual realms, primarily as they relate to mental health and human rights issues surrounding psychology.

Three posts we like from Beyond Meds: 

26. GreenMedInfo


“Education Equals Empowerment” is the tagline at GreenMedInfo, painting an accurate picture of the website’s goal: to provide convenient and open access to the biomedical research available that uncovers the value of natural substances for the purpose of preventing and treating disease.

Three posts we like from GeenMedInfo: 

27. Alternative Health Care Blog


Dr. Catherine Price is the author of the Alternative Health Care Blog. Dr. Price has a post-graduate degree in post-graduate degree in Chinese herbal medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture, providing her with an in-depth understanding of how wellness exists both above and below the skin.

Three posts we like from Alternative Health Care Blog: 

28. Optimal Health Network


Optimal Health Network offers healing programs through its Madison, Wisconsin office. In addition to client services, however, the Optimal Health Network website proves a valuable resource for anyone seeking to learn more about alternative health, natural healing, and related topics.

Three posts we like from Optimal Health Network: 

29. Go Beyond Relief


Go Beyond Relief is the website of Dr. Steven Cohen, who has participated in integrative and physical medicine for more than three decades. He provides a number of services to clients, including chiropractic procedures, pain-relieving procedures like accupuncture and physical therapy, and  PEMF (Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field therapy). The Go Beyond Relief blog is a reflection of the focus of Dr. Cohen’s practice, with valuable insights on the latest research on health conditions, weight management, ADHD, and more.

Three posts we like from Go Beyond Relief: 

30. Utopia Wellness


Utopia Wellness is “a leading-edge medical center that offers integrative, holistic, patient-focused medical treatments.” Whether suffering from chronic illness or wanting to prevent disease, you’ll find plenty of valuable tips and resources for leading a healthier lifestyle based on alternative health and wellness practices.

Three posts we like from Utopia Wellness: 

31. Tamara St. John


Tamara St. John is a best-selling author and adjunct professor who writes on alternative therapies, particularly as a means of fighting cancer, but also to promote general health and well-being through natural treatments and solutions.

Three posts we like from Tamara St. John: 

32. Dr. Janet Hull Healthy News


Dr. Janet Hull wants to educate, stimulate, and motivate her readers with the answers that often cannot be found in traditional medical channels. Dr. Hull believes it’s possible “to stay healthy and independent of corporate controlled profits at the expense of your health.”

Three posts we like from Dr. Janet Hull Healthy News: 

33. Beliefnet – Wellness


Beliefnet is a comprehensive resource on inspiration and spirituality, aiming to help people find and walk a spiritual path that instills hope, comfort, faith, and happiness. The Wellness section at Beliefnet includes information on mindfulness, weight management, and other topics overlapping with the realm of alternative health.

Three posts we like from Beliefnet – Wellness: 

34. NCCIH Research Blog


The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) blogs about the latest research developments related to complementary health practices. For the most reliable information and research on alternative health and wellness, the NCCIH is one blog to add to your reading list.

Three posts we like from NCCIH Research Blog: 

35. Dr. Brownstein’s Holistic Medicine


Dr. David Brownstein is the Medical Director for the Center for Holistic Medicine. His website is a robust source of information on holistic health and medicine, covering the latest alternative health news and offering Dr. Brownstein’s expert opinion on the current state of affairs related to pharmaceuticals and other medical issues.

Three posts we like from Dr. Brownstein’s Holistic Medicine: 

36. Vitalia Natural Medicine


Vitalia Natural Medicine is dedicated to the art and science of naturopathic medicine, a unique and comprehensive approach to healing based on the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself. Topics include tips for coping with chronic conditions, managing moods, fighting the cold and flu viruses, and more.

Three posts we like from Vitalia Natural Medicine: 

37. Dr. Mom ND


A trusted resource for parents and parents-to-be, Dr. Mom ND was founded shortly after Michelle Peris, N.D. became a mother for the first time herself. From detoxification to food introduction, naturopathic medicine, pediatric health, and women’s health, Dr. Mom ND covers the full spectrum of health and wellness for children, the natural way.

Three posts we like from Dr. Mom ND: 

38. Wavelength Wellness


Kate Whimster, ND, is a Naturopathic Doctor who decided to pursue further training in naturopathic medicine after being fed up with feeling bloated, tired, and cranky, and discovering ways to rejuvenate her body and health naturally. Her blog is rich with information on essential vitamins and minerals, supplements, home remedies, dieting, and other topics of interest to those who prefer an alternative health lifestyle.

Three posts we like from Wavelength Wellness: 

39. Naturopathic Foundations


Written by Naturopathic Doctors who work with the Naturopathic Foundation’s Health Clinic in Ontario, Canada, the Naturopathic Foundations blog provides expert, detailed information on the prevention and treatment of disease.

Posts we like from Naturopathic Foundations: 

40. Jill’s Home Remedies


A homeschooling mother of four, family herbalist, and DIY medicine-maker, Jill blogs about the natural remedies she uses for her family to prevent and treat illnesses, prevent health hazards, and treat everything from burns to fibromyalgia.

Three posts we like from Jill’s Home Remedies: 

41. Shine Natural Medicine


A premier naturopathic medicine clinic, Shine Natural Medicine was created to provide a unique and comprehensive experience focused centrally on patient care. The Shine Natural Medicine blog talks energy, healthy diet, gluten-free eating, and more.

Three posts we like from Shine Natural Medicine: 

42. Dr. Homeo


Dr. Vikas Sharma is the expert behind Dr. Homeo, a blog focused on homeopathy. Dr. Sharma writes informative and helpful posts on everything from natural methods for coping with postpartum depression to alternative ADHD treatments.

Three posts we like from Dr. Homeo: 

43. Earth Clinic


Deirdre Layne, a widely recognized expert in natural remedies and a healthcare professional specializing in Energy Medicine, is the founder and owner of Earth Clinic, LLC. This website is consistently ranked among the best websites on Alternative and Integrative Medicine thanks to its robust selection of remedies, information on alternative health for children and pets, and specific ailments.

Three posts we like from Earth Clinic: 

44. Natural Partners


Natural Partners provides quality health supplements to practitioners, but the company’s Wellness Blog offers much more. From hormone imbalances to probiotics, weight management, and even explanatory posts that help readers understand the complex systems of the human body, Natural Partners is a must-read for anyone committed to a healthier lifestyle.

Three posts we like from Natural Partners: 

45. MindBodyGreen


Aiming to revitalize the way people eat, move, and live, MindBodyGreen is a plethora of information on healthy living, including topics on both emotional and physical health, with an emphasis on overall well-being through healthy, natural choices.

Three posts we like from MindBodyGreen: 

46. Natural Medicine Mom


Jenni Wilson is an author, speaker, and natural medicine educator who teaches women, moms, and even dads how to be confident using natural home remedies for their family’s health and home medicine. Her blog offers healthy recipes and natural remedies, and also chronicles her daughter Raquel’s journey as she fights Glioblastoma.

Three posts we like from Natural Medicine Mom:

47. Global Healing Center


Dr. Edward F. Group III founded Global Healing Center in 1998 and today serves as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Group has studied natural healing methods for more than two decades. At the forefront of the research and development team, Dr. Group takes a hands-on approach to producing new and advanced degenerative disease products and information. The Global Healing Center disseminates the wealth of information on alternative health methods and therapies into easy-to-understand, simple-yet-practical advice for readers around the world.

Three posts we like from Global Healing Center: 

48. New Direction Natural Medicine


Providing personalized natural healthcare for the entire family, New Direction Natural Medicine offers a variety of services to patients in the area of its physical location, based in Altamonte Springs, Florida. The New Direction Natural Medicine blog serves people everywhere with timely, relevant news and advice on alternative health and wellness topics.

Three posts we like from New Direction Natural Medicine: 

49. Horizon Natural Medicine


“Dr. Katie Nuckolls, a licensed naturopathic physician, practices general family medicine with a particular interest in chronic disease, digestive disturbances, rheumatology, mental illness, and developmental disorders like ADHD and autism.” The Horizon Natural Medicine blog reflects on these interests and offers practical alternative health advice for coping with gastrointestinal disorders, developmental disorders, and other conditions, as well as nutrition information for a healthier lifestyle.

Three posts we like from Horizon Natural Medicine: 

50. Thrive Natural Medicine


A holistic and integrative medical center, Thrive Natural Medicine aims to help people achieve an optimal state of well-being by treating every person as a unique individual. Thrive’s holistic approach takes the mind, body, and spirit into consideration in treating each patient. The Thrive Natural Medicine blog encompasses a variety of alternative health and wellness topics, such as allergies and asthma, colds, flu, and ear infections, headaches and migraines, digestive disorders, and more, in addition to general naturopathic medicine information and naturopathic home treatments.

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I am on a mission to transform the health of millions worldwide. Check out my website at staceychillemi.com. I am a popular and recognizable health and lifestyle reporter and expert, columnist and health host. Author of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing and Natural Remedies for Common Conditions, along with 20 other published books. I am the founder of The Complete Herbal Guide and a recognized health and natural remedies expert, with over 20 years in practice as a Health Coach. I write for the Huffington Post, Huff Post, Thrive Global and Medium (Owned by Arianna Huffington). I have been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, local news, and numerous radio shows. My focus is on natural healing, herbal remedies, alternative methods, self-motivation, food for medicine, nutrition, fitness, natural beauty remedies and the power of positive thinking.