With the vast amount of information out there and the fact that new scientific discoveries are being made all the time, finding quality information you can use in your practice is far from easy.

There are new opportunities in medicine all the time: new forums for education, new journals being published, new research that helps us uncover the mysteries of how the human body functions.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Organizations

Journals

Courses

Physician Websites

Databases & Researches

Other Resources

  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
    nccam.nih.gov
    NIH website which offers information regarding alternative therapies and access to Medline.
  • NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
    odp.od.nih.gov/
    Offers a database of published, international, scientific literature on dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, and botanicals.
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
    nccam.nih.gov/about/advisory/capcam/
    This NIH Office of Alternative Medicine web site provides access to CAM methods, systems, and CAM & diseases.
  • Herb Research Foundation (HRF)
    www.herbs.org/
    Access to HRF, a nonprofit research and educational organization focusing on herbs and medicinal plants.
  • American Botanical Council’s (ABC’s) Herbal Information
    www.herbalgram.org/
    Herbs that have been compiled from a number of reputable scientific sources including the German Commission E Monographs, Botanical Safety Handbook, and numerous clinical trials that have been referenced in HerbalGram, their quarterly publication.
  • Healthfinder
    www.healthfinder.gov
    Consumer health and human services information developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • NIH Consumer Health Information
    health.nih.gov/
    This web site provides access to consumer publication titles specific to certain conditions/diseases.
  • HealthGate
    www.healthgate.com/
    This web site provides patient and consumer information regarding drugs and vitamins, symptoms and medical tests, and general health.
  • Medherb
    medherb.com/
    Provides links to medical information and to any resource relevant to medicinal herbs or herbalism practiced in clinical settings, plus sample articles on hundreds of herbs.
  • HerbNET
    www.herbnet.com/
    Information and sales of herbs, herb products and remedies, and herb publications.
  • Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
    www.foodallergy.org/
    Access to FAAN, a nonprofit organization established to increase public awareness about food allergy and anaphylaxis.
  • Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases
    www.ars-grin.gov/duke/
    Database of phytochemical ingredients for herbs and spices.
  • vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~lrd/fdinter.html
    Consumer-oriented website that discusses food and drug interactions in common terms that will be familiar to patients.

Other Educational Resources/Books

  • A Textbook of Natural Medicine by Michael T. Murray and Joseph Pizzorno
  • Clinical Nutrition: A Functional Approach by The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • The Textbook of Functional Medicine, by The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Jeff Bland Seminar Series