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Diet & Nutrition Resources on the Web

One of the challenges to healthy eating in the modern world is the need to sort through a flood of often contradictory information: all of it claiming to be the most accurate, healthiest and final word in diets.

The sources shared on this page are the ones I have used repeatedly over the years and found to be the most helpful and successful in the diet & nutrition-related healing work I do.

Each link has multiple layers of articles and secondary links. These are the kinds of resources in which one could happily wander for hours and find each minute educational. For those of you who are more focused, the sites are well organized enough to make the Search button useful.
This is the site for Arthur Haines from the Delta Institute in Maine. His primary focus is helping people reconnect to nature by looking at traditional diets and lifeways of our ancestors from around the world.

Lots of superb diet and nutrition resources here, often from perspectives not widely shared by the mainstream culture. His work is not as widely known as some of the other sources listed here but the quality of information on the site is extremely high. One of my favs.

This site is not dedicated to only diet and nutrition. Because there are other topics included, I have listed links below to articles that are most applicable to the subject of this blog post.

Not as well known as some of these sites, this one deserves more attention. This is simply the best info I have found on the often contentious and controversial topics of Vegan, Vegetarian, Raw Food and Fruitarian. Most importantly, the information comes from past and present people who have (or are) following these diets. This site gives surprisingly balanced views which is rare in the Us v Them climate that often dominates these topics.
While the work of Weston Price has been around for decades, my impression is that his influence has exploded in the past decade. This link has several worthwhile categories including: Vitamins, Minerals, Fat, Protein, Carbohydrates, Cod Liver Oil, Bone Broth, Sustainable Agriculture, Vegetarians and Soy.
This link explains the often confusing differences between the Weston Price and Paleo diets. The many additional links at the very bottom of the page are especially info-rich.
This site includes topics on Probiotics & the Microbiome, Vegetarian & Vegan Diets, Autoimmunity, Inflammation, Metabolic Syndrome & Diabetes, Cholesterol & Heart Health, Paleo, Gluten, and Raw Foods. A helpful blend of writing with enough depth to be scientific yet comprehensible for non-medical readers.


The following food pyramid is from herbalist Thomas Easley. It is included here because it neatly summarizes much of what is shared in the diet & nutrition segment of classes at our school.

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