You can search any topic that pops into your head online. Type it in your browser and watch a plethora of links pop up. But before you start clicking away, digging deeper and deeper into the subject, ask yourself a question: how do you know which links will take you to credible resources?
Of course, this isn’t a worry for all subjects. The answer to a question like “How many years does a pet tarantula typically live?” won’t have much of an impact on your daily life, though it can give you an interesting factoid to share at your next dinner party.
On the other hand, when it comes to your self-health education, it’s incredibly important to make sure your online resources aren’t just a bunch of hoax-y tidbits. For example, if you want to learn more about the role nutrition plays in preventing heart attacks, you want to get your information from the “go to” person on the topic.
So what are some credible online resources that can facilitate your self-health education? Here are some of my favorites…
DrRoyalLee.com is a good starting point for practical information on Dr. Lee’s ideology that illness and disease are products of malnutrition. The “Father of Holistic Nutrition” shared his knowledge on a wide range of topics, including natural versus synthetic vitamins and the effect of processed foods on our health.
From there, head over to the Weston A. Price Foundation to build on your knowledge of traditional diets. Sure, you may know everything there is to know about raw milk, but what about fermented foods and organ meats? There’s always more to learn! Become a member of your local WAPF chapter to find like-minded people—and even attend conferences to further your education.
One of my favorite resources out there has to the SRP Historical Archives. This is your one-stop shop for information on everything from prenatal nutrition to heart disease. You’ll find more than 300 articles from “the greats” in nutrition science, at no cost, so you’re sure to come away from your visit to the Archives having built up your self-health education significantly.
When you embark on your self-health education journey, always make sure you’re getting reliable information from credible resources. The next new fad diet won’t always have the stamina that your well-being deserves.
What credible resources do you count on for your self-health education?
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