The internet is a vast resource that can be overwhelming to search.

How do you know which sources are legitimate and which ones are simply a waste of your time? We have compiled a list of sources, each unique in their approach to solving food, diet, health questions and more, and broken them into different categories.


The Cleveland Clinic — Healthy Living

Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. As a not-for-profit hospital, Cleveland Clinic serves its community with charity care; extensive medical, educational and community service programs; and civic education initiatives. In 2009, Cleveland Clinic and its health system of community hospitals and family health and ambulatory surgery centers proudly provided $497.7 million in benefit to the communities they serve.

Mayo Clinic Healthy Lifestyle

Mayo Clinic’s mission is to empower people to manage their health. They accomplish this by providing useful and up-to-date information and tools that reflect the expertise and standard of excellence of Mayo Clinic. A team of Web professionals and medical experts working side by side produces the site. Through this unique collaboration, they give you access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 3,700 physicians, scientists and researchers of Mayo Clinic.

Harvard School of Public Health

The overarching mission of the Harvard School of Public Health is to advance the public’s health through learning, discovery, and communication. To pursue this mission, the School produces knowledge through research, reproduces knowledge through higher education, and translates knowledge into evidence that can be communicated to the public, policy makers, and practitioners to advance the health of populations.

Their objectives are:

  • To provide the highest level of education to public health scientists, practitioners, and leaders
  • To foster new discoveries leading to improved health for the people of this country and all nations
  • To strengthen health capacities and services for communities
  • To inform policy debate, disseminate health information, and increase awareness of health as a public good and fundamental right.

Web MD

WebMD has created an organization that they believe fulfills the promise of health information on the Internet. They provide credible information, supportive communities, and in-depth reference material about health subjects that matter to you. A source for original and timely health information as well as material from well known content providers.

Expertise in:

  • Health news for the public
  • Creating and maintaining up-to-date medical referencecontent databases
  • Medical imagery, graphics, and animation
  • Communities
  • Live web events
  • User experience
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Environmental Working Group

At EWG, a team of scientists, engineers, and computer programmers pore over government data, legal documents policy experts, lawyers, scientific studies and their own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions. Their research brings to light unsettling facts that you have a right to know. Provides up-to-date information on health risks. Free guides.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 chartered Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.

As the largest voluntary health organization in the United States, the American Cancer Society is passionately committed to saving lives from cancer. They are working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays – a world where cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life. They combine their relentless passion with the wisdom of nearly a century of experience to make this vision a reality, and they get results. They save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back. Thanks in part to this work, 11 million cancer survivors and countless others who have avoided the disease will celebrate a birthday this year.


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They have DLife TV (online videos, and on CNBC weekly). Lifestyle site with extensive resources.



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