Resources for Healthy Living

What is Integrative Health & Integrative Medicine? The Founding Director of Integrative Medicine at University of California Davis, explains this growing healthcare trend in    “The Inspiration Behind Integrative Health.”

What is Integrative Health & Integrative Medicine?
The Founding Director of Integrative Medicine at University of California Davis, explains this growing healthcare trend in
“The Inspiration Behind Integrative Health.”

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
An agency of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
This site provides a wide range of topics covering complementary health products and practices.
All Health Topics from A-Z - an extensive integrative health resource database Sample topics: Antioxidants, Coenzyme Q10, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Meditation, Zinc
Multimedia
Meditation: Origins and Traditions (Video 4:22)
Resveratrol (NIH Radio Podcast 3:49)

National Center for Integrative Primary Healthcare (NCIPH) - Patient Library
The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine created the NCIPH. Their patient education library includes printable PDF sheets covering a variety of health topics on how to incorporate integrative health options to your wellness plan. A few sample topics included are: Probiotics, Insomnia, Breathing Techniques, headacheAnxiety, and Aromatherapy.

Nov. 13, 2017 - New guidelines published by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. 130/80 is the new high

National Center for Integrative Primary Healthcare (NCIPH) - Patient Library
The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine created the NCIPH. Their patient education library includes printable PDF sheets covering a variety of health topics on how to incorporate integrative health options to your wellness plan. A few sample topics included are: Probiotics, Insomnia, Breathing Techniques, headacheAnxiety, and Aromatherapy.

Mayo Clinic Calculators
Heart Disease Risk
Use the heart disease risk calculator to find out your risk of cardiovascular disease.” If you have your total cholesterol and your HDL level of cholesterol along with your blood pressure reading, you can get a more accurate calculation.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Enter height, weight, and waist circumference to determine if you're at a healthy weight.

LIVE IT Online Health Show - Loma Linda University Health
Each of the 14 episodes features a short video offering healthy lifestyle tips.
Sample topics include
Episode 1: Nuts  (video 3:15)
Episode 5: Laughter & Memory (video 2:17)
Episode 8: Mediterranean Diet: Reduce Risk of Heart Disease (video 2:43)

NIH News in Health - A monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
In the August Newsletter - Fibroids, Endometriosis, and Other Issues
Past Issues
Control Your Cholesterol: Protect Yourself from Heart Attack and Stroke
How dietary factors influence disease risk
Risk in Red Meat?
Keeping Your Gut in Check - Healthy Options to Stay on Tract - “Our work and other research indicate that emulsifiers and other food additives can negatively impact the microbiota and promote inflammatory diseases,” according to Georgia State University’s Dr. Andrew Gewirtz.

American Migraine Foundation -  Offers great resources including: Treating Migraine with MeditationAcupuncture and MigraineUnderstanding Migraine, Treatment Options, and Living With Migraine which includes their free resource guidesNutraceuticals explores the value of vitamins in the treatment of migraine. 

Cleveland Clinic Resources
Health LibraryAccess a wide range of health articles, videos and tools to help manage your health.  You can search by topic and sample topics include: Caffeine and HeadacheNutrition: Nuts & Heart HealthDiets: Mediterranean Diet, and Sun Exposure & Skin Cancer.
Multimedia Center - offers health and wellness tools including a sample of these Tools & Quizzes offered: What's Your Body Mass Index? Calculator, Colon Cancer Awareness Quiz, Sleep: Test Your Knowledge
The Cleveland Clinic Brain Check-up - A free online "...customized tool that tests your memory and helps you make lifestyle choices that may reduce the risk for brain disorders."
Online Health Chats - Explore their library of past wellness & integrative medicine chat transcripts. 

Resources for Sleep-related Issues
These websites offer information on a variety of sleep topics such as insomnia, sleep apnea, Restless Legs Syndrome, as well tips to deal with getting quality sleep.
Sleepfoundation.org - National Sleep Foundation
SleepEducation.org - American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Wellness Sites & Magazines

These sites provide free access to online content on different aspects of health and well-being and I have included links to sample current content.  Those sites which also offer additional exclusive content available through print or digital paid subscription have been noted. 

Alive - Alive.com     (Subscription available)
Their vision is "To engage the world by providing preventive natural health knowledge that positively impacts everyone’s health and wellness." Topics include food, family, lifestyle, beauty, and fitness.
Made with matcha: Reap the benefits—and crazy-rich color—of everyone’s favorite green tea by adding it to your next meal or treat.
Who needs coffee?: We were feeling extra perky, so we decided to share 11 healthy ways to increase your energy right now.

Conscious Lifestyleconsciouslifestylemag.com     (Subscription available)
"Conscious Lifestyle Magazine is designed to give you powerful, practical tools, techniques, wisdom and inspiration for creating radiant happiness, health and healing…"
The Health Benefits of Deep Breathing: 9 Ways it Supercharges Your Body and Mind

drweil.com - A collection of health and wellness resources reflecting Dr. Weil's integrative philosophy.
How to Eat: The Anti-Inflammatory Diet (7:51) - This short video discusses the basics of Dr. Weil's healthy eating lifestyle plan. 
Dr. Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet And Food Pyramid - Get the diet specifics in a printable PDF file or online interactive version.

Taking Charge of your Health & Wellbeing - This website provides information for the general public about creating a healthy lifestyle, exploring alternative and integrative healing practices, and navigating the healthcare system.

Experience Life - ExperienceLife.com      (Subscription available)
"Empowering people to become their healthiest, happiest, most authentic selves, and supporting their enjoyment of a balanced, sustainable, deeply satisfying way of life."
7 Superfoods to Try Now

mindbodygreen.com
"At mindbodygreen we take a 360 degree approach to wellness that incorporates mental, physical, spiritual, emotional, and environmental well-being—because we believe these pillars of wellness are vital and interconnected."
Check out their page with a focus on integrative health features.
You're Exhausted: Should You Sleep More Or Exercise?
My Go-To (Vegan & Protein-Packed!) Weeknight Dinner When I Have Zero Time

The Chalkboard Magazine - thechalkboardmag.com
Launched by Pressed Juicery in 2012, "The Chalkboard curates the best of what is happening in nutrition, alternative health, non-toxic living, fitness and all-natural beauty."
WHY VITAMIN C IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN COLLAGEN FOR HEALTHY SKIN
PUT DOWN THE RANCH: LEARN TO MAKE A HEALTHY DRESSING TO USE ON ALL THE THINGS

Taking Charge of your Health & Wellbeing
University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing
“We created this site to provide you with accurate and credible information as you take charge to improve and maintain your health and wellbeing. We provide information for the general public about enhancing wellbeing, exploring complementary and integrative healing practices, and navigating the healthcare system.”

Total Wellness - totalwellnessmagazine.org  
(Printed copies available online)
Total Wellness a division of the UCLA Student Wellness Commission dedicated to spreading awareness and sharing knowledge on student health issues.
COLLEGE SURVIVAL SNACK GUIDE: BEST FOODS FOR BETTER MEMORY AND FOCUS
YERBA: A NEW PLAYER IN THE CAFFEINE GAME?

Well + Good - wellandgood.com
This lifestyle site is devoted to wellness features covering fitness, food, nutrition and more.
HOW TO MAKE AN IMMUNE-BOOSTING BEET HUMMUS IN LESS THAN 10 MINUTES