Living a clean and healthy lifestyle is invigorating but does take an arsenal of information to truly create your own approach and methods. From documentaries and info sites to Real Food Advocates and Wellness Warriors – we’ve got you covered.
Sourcing Local, Regional Food
Depending on where you are in life (and demographically), the following will help connect the dots to farm fresh food. These real food resources are especially helpful if you lack access to farm markets, CSA’s, farm stands, etc.
Eat Wild: In addition to lots of information on choosing meat, eggs, and dairy products, you can shop for these pasture-raised foods by state.
Eat Well Guide: An invaluable resource where you can find farm-to-table restaurants, farms, markets, etc. all dedicated to local, sustainable food. When traveling, we refer to this website often.
Local Harvest: Not only can you order directly and shop online, Local Harvest offers the ultimate guide to community support agriculture (CSA’s), farm stands, u-picks, markets, restaurants, food co-op’s, events and more.
How to Eat Ethically and Sustainably: Based in the UK, this guide dives into ethical and sustainable food. Whether you live in the US or acorss the, there’s a lot of good info here.
We’ve watched more documentaries than we can count. One thing is for sure, we’ve learned a lot.
Here are 10 favorites. Find them on Netflix, Food Matters TV or Top Documentary Films (if all else fails, Google it).
1. Food Inc.
2. Food Matters
3. The World According to Monsanto
9. Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World
Real Food Supporters & Advocates
There are lots of talented people working to right the wrongs of the current food system. Explore these sites and support the ones you grow to love.
Food and Water Watch: Works to ensure food, water and fish consumed are safe and sustainably produced.
Civil Eats: Daily news and commentary about the American food system.
Food and Environment Reporting Network: Investigative reporting on food, agriculture, and environmental health.
Food Myth Busters: Videos presenting issues around food and sustainability.
Environmental Working Group: The nation’s most effective environmental health research and advocacy organization, covering consumer products, energy, farming, food, water, and toxins.
Organic Consumers Association: A grassroots non-profit campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability.
Center for Food Safety: A great place for petitions and information as they work to protect human health and the environment.
Non-GMO Project: A nonprofit dedicated to building and protecting a non-GMO food supply; the Unites States’ most trusted third-party verification for non-GMO food and products.
Food Democracy Now: A grassroots movement of 650,000+ farmers and citizens dedicated to building a sustainable food system – a great place for online action.
Pesticide Action Network: Works to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecological alternatives.
Rodale Institute: Dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach.
The Cornucopia Institute: Provides needed information to consumers, family farmers and the media regarding sustainable and organic agriculture.
Focusing on a whole-body approach to wellness can feel like a new frontier. Check out our go-to guru’s and connect with their knowledge and wisdom.
Dr. Josh Axe: Certified doctor of natural medicine, chiropractic and clinical nutritionist with a passion for helping people get healthy by using food as medicine. A great resource regarding essential oils.
Brett Larkin: Our go-to gal for yoga. We love her, though we’ve never met, lol. A daily yoga routine has changed our lives. YouTube, Brett Larkin Yoga, and transform.
Mind, Body, Green: A lifestyle media brand bringing together leaders in the wellness world. From free content to paid classes, there’s no shortage of quality information. Sign up for their weekly email.
Dr. Mark Hyman: Medical Director at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine, founder of the UltraWellness Center, and a ten-time #1 New York Times Bestselling author. Dr. Hyman is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease by harnessing the power of functional medicine to transform healthcare.
Dr. Joseph Mercola: Licensed physician and surgeon; after seeing drastic improvements when his patients modified their diet and became more physically active, he changed the way he practiced medicine. Covers health, pets, and fitness.
Global Healing Center: Dr. Edward F. Group, a pioneer in the field of alternative health and natural healing. A great resource for cleansing and detoxification.
Mark Sisson (Mark’s Daily Apple): Empowers people to take full responsibility for their own health by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness. A must, if you are, or are going, Paleo.
Tiny Buddha: Simple wisdom for our crazy lives. Great quotes and stories to help get through the madness of life.
Positive Health Wellness: Information to live a more positive, healthier and happier life. Covers diet, nutrition, fitness, beauty, aging, recipes and more.
Supplements & Healthy Living Essentials
Banyan Botanicals: Offers a wide variety of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic products; sustainably sourced and fairly traded.
Mountain Rose Herbs: High-quality herbs, spices, teas and DIY supplies.