RESOURCES

Websites

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians -- www.naturopathic.org

The official website of our national organization. Good, basic information regarding the standards and licensing of Naturopathic Physicians. If you are interested in becoming a naturopathic doctor, click on this link to the American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges.

The Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors (MSND) -- www.msnd.org

The official website of my state association.  “The MSND is a non-profit group dedicated to providing education and access to Naturopathic Medicine to the citizens of Massachusetts.  Here you will find information regarding Naturopathic Medicine:  what it is, where to find a practitioner, how to support the licensing effort.“

Bastyr University -- www.bastyr.edu

Dr. Beaty’s alma mater, Bastyr University, “is one of the world's leading academic centers for advancing knowledge in the natural health sciences. A twenty-five-year pioneer in natural medicine, Bastyr continues to be in the forefront of developing the model for 21st century medicine.”

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine -- www.nccam.nih.gov

The NCCAM “conducts and supports basic and applied research and training and disseminates information on complementary and alternative medicine to practitioners and the public.”

Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients -- www.townsendletter.com

The Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients also publishes a print magazine about alternative medicine. The newsletter is written by researchers, health practitioners and patients. As a forum for the entire alternative medicine community, they present scientific information (pro and con) on a wide variety of alternative medicine topics.

Whole Health MD -- www.wholehealthmd.com

“WholeHealthMD.com is American WholeHealth Networks' award-winning Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) education website. The site is dedicated to providing the best in integrative health and wellness solutions.”

Weston A. Price Foundation -- www.westonaprice.org

A nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies of isolated non-industrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets. The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism.

Mercola -- www.mercola.com

This website is a massive source of information related to natural health. (It’s best to set the alarmist emphasis aside).

Alkalize for Health -- www.alkalizeforhealth.net

The Acid/Alkaline balance of our body is crucial to our health. To learn more, this website has good information. You may have to wade through some questionable material to find the good stuff, but it is worth it. Here are some good starts: Agriculture & Food Quality; Better Farms, and Complementary Medicine.

The Schwarzbein Principle Diet -- www.schwarzbeinprinciple.com

Dr. Schwarzbein's sensible, balanced dietary principles and are helpful for people trying to lose weight, heal their metabolism and heal from disease. As a physician, Dr. Schwarzbein believes that people can heal themselves and avoid illness by emphasizing preventative medicine.

Udo Erasmus -- www.udoerasmus.com

Author of the must-read book Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill. A website generously loaded with articles and information that will de-mystify the fear of fats and make a complicated, controversial subject clear and easy to understand.

Ralph Moss -- www.ralphmoss.com

Website of renowned cancer author Ralph Moss, Ph.D. His books are worth reading and the section The Cancer Chronicles has many free articles that he has written. He has another cancer site Cancer Decisions with some good advice.

Alternative Cancer Treatments -- www.cancercure.ws

Wealth of information, covering cleanses, food, supplements, drugs, tools, clinics, references, links and more.

Food News -- Foodnews.org

Promotes healthier food choices, pesticide-free foods, and organic farming. Website sponsored by Environmental Working Group and Stonyfield Farm Yogurt.

True Food Network -- www.truefoodnow.org

A consumer network campaigning to ban genetically engineered foods by providing educational, activist and informational resources to concerned consumers. Click on “Shopper’s Guide” to find out which products have Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) and which don’t!

Organic Consumers Association -- www.organicconsumers.org

Campaigning for Food Safety, Organic Agriculture, Fair Trade & Sustainability, they have been effective both in education and politically.  The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is a grassroots non-profit public interest organization, which deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, corporate accountability, and environmental sustainability. They are the only organization in the US focused exclusively on representing the views and interests of the nation's estimated ten million organic consumers.

Environmental Working Group -- www.ewg.com

Nutritional watchdog group.  Post updated lists of most/least pesticides in foods, articles regarding toxicity of plastics, etc. Worth checking out & supporting.

Scorecard -- www.scorecard.org

An information service provided by Environmental Defense, a leading national nonprofit organization linking science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems. This site allows you to search for information about pollution using many different criteria – by zip code, by pollutant, or polluter, and by the health effects pollutants may cause. It is an excellent reference to show you what you are being exposed to through the air, water, and land.

Co-Op America -- www.coopamerica.org

Full of practical steps for using your consumer and investor power for social change.

Fun & Educational Movies -- www.themeatrix.com

Inspiring, hip, humorous, entertaining and educating, these websites feature short movies that will motivate you to take better care of yourself and the planet.  The Meatrix is about factory farms and Grocery Store Wars is about organic farming. Enjoy!

Natural Home -- www.naturalhomemagazine.com

Building your dream home? Remodeling your current home? Read this magazine first. Plenty of practical advice on living green, living well, while creating your dream living environment. You can save money buy avoiding toxic building mistakes and discover new materials used all around the world that are easier on the planet. Even has tips for the office. The website has some of the magazine's articles but you will need to subscribe to get all the information.

 

Local Restaurants, Food Stores and Organic Farms

Applefield Farm -- www.applefieldfarm.com

            722 Great Road (Rt. 117),   Stow, MA 01775      (978) 897-2699

Hutchins Farm

           745 Monument St,  Concord, MA        (978) 369-5041

Debra’s Natural Gourmet -- www.debrasnaturalgourmet.com

            60 Commonwealth Ave,  Concord, MA 01742           (978) 371-7573

Whole Foods Market-- www.wholefoodsmarket.com

There are a number of these stores around.  Check out the nearest one, especially the Deli, to try new things & learn how to cook them.        

Trader Joe’s -- www.traderjoes.com

          There are a number of these in the area. Find the closest & go visit.  Good prices. Interesting ingredients in             sauces, dressings. Variety of frozen ethnic main courses & fish. Beware the junk food disguised as healthy.

Nancy’s Airfield Cafe -- www.nancysairfieldcafe.com

          Local neighborhood restaurant located on small private airstrip in Stow, MA. The owner is the chef & she’s           not only really good, she uses fresh, locally grown food wherever possible & is a delightful person.

          Breakfast & Lunch most days, Dinner Fridays & Saturdays, Brunch Sundays

          (978) 897-3934

If you have a suggestion for a Link or Resource that you would like to recommend for this page, please email Dr. Beaty.