Wellness and Holistic Health
Alphabetical List of Wellness and Holistic Health Organizations
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The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) was founded in 1992 by a small group of MDs and Dos who partnered with a like-minded UK-based organization. Together, they created an international organization working to change the way medicine is practiced globally. In our country ANH-USA has played an important role in passing significant legislation that directly benefits the natural health approach while blocking legislation that threatens it. To receive current news directly to your inbox, you can sign up for their weekly newsletter The Pulse of Natural Health on their website here.
The American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA) is one of the oldest holistic medical organizations of its kind and many of today’s leaders in holistic medicine, like Dr. “Patch” Adams, were or are members. The ABIHM eventually merged with AHMA to form the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM). The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine unites the many voices in integrative health to build bridges between professions and offer credible educational and certification programs for licensed healthcare providers. Sign up for their newsletter to receive current news straight to your inbox.
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians — Founded in 1985, this private association represents physicians who practice naturopathy and seeks to transform the healthcare system from a disease management system to a comprehensive health program incorporating the principles of naturopathic medicine.
American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Founded in 1981, AAAOM promotes excellence and integrity in the professional practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and seeks to establish maintain and advance the professional field of Oriental medicine, with acupuncture and other modalities, as a distinct, primary care (ability to exercise professional judgment within the scope of practice) field of medicine.
Families for Natural Living works to EMPOWER parents to make conscious, compassionate and informed choices for their children by acting as a facilitator of community groups and a clearing house of information.
Focus for Health Foundation was founded by Barry and Dolly Segal to put an end to the needless harm of children by vaccination and other environmental factors. The mission of the Focus for Health Foundation (FFH) is to fund advocacy, education, investigation, and research that reveal the causes of the autism epidemic and the rise of chronic illness occurring around the globe. They support efforts to increase public awareness of the connection between hazardous environmental exposures, the immune system, and quality of health.
The mission of GreenMedInfo is to provide convenient and open access to the biomedical research available on the therapeutic value of natural substances in disease prevention and treatment. They also provide a video-based learning site GreenMedTV.com for an evidence-based resource to determine the potential or actual therapeutic value of vitamins, minerals, herbs and foods. For relevant information delivered directly to you, sign up for their daily and weekly newsletters.
Health Impact News covers stories that impact your health, but that the mainstream media seldom covers. They currently cover six different topic categories including medical watch, vaccine safety, alternative health, real food nutrition, sustainable agriculture, coconut health and created4health.
The Holistic Moms Network™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization aiming to connect parents who are interested in holistic health and green living. They represent thousands of parents nationwide in their mission is to generate national awareness, education, and support for holistic parenting and green living by providing nurturing, open-minded, and respectful local community networks that encourage families to share ideas and learn from each other.
The Holistic Pediatric Association (HPA) encourages parents to make informed choices on behalf of their children. The Holistic Pediatric Association (HPA) is committed to supporting parents who seek a holistic model of health care, helping parents reduce the use of ineffective and harmful drug treatments, and empowering parents to build healthy bodies and spirits in their children. They provide education and support to both practitioners and parents through Pathways to Family Wellness magazine and their Pathways Connect outreach program.
International Chiropractors Association (ICA) is the world’s oldest chiropractic professional organization. Established in 1926 by B.J. Palmer, D.C., it is dedicated to the growth and development of the chiropractic profession based on its fundamental principles and philosophy
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 by Larry Webster, D.C. and offers parents current research and resources relative to the Chiropractic Family Wellness Lifestyle. This includes issues related to conception, pregnancy, birth and all aspects of children's health care. Visit the parent information site here: www.icpa4kids.org. Visit the doctor's site here: www.icpa4kids.com
La Leche League was founded in 1956 to give information and encouragement, mainly through personal help, to all mothers who want to breastfeed their babies. While complementing the care of the physician and other health care professionals, it recognizes the unique importance of one mother helping another to perceive the needs of her child and to learn the best means of fulfilling those needs.
Lamaze International is a nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to promote, support and protect normal birth through education and advocacy. Lamaze members and volunteers include childbirth educators, labor support specialists, lactation consultants, maternal-child nurses, midwives, physicians, physical therapists, social workers, hospital nursing managers, students and parents.
Life Health Choices founded by Louise Kuo Habakus, in 2009, is an education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving lives, building community and creating change through informed choices that affect our health and well-being.
Mercola.com is the website of osteopathic physician Dr. Joseph Mercola. Dr. Mercola's website offers information on a wide range of health topics to fulfill his mission of bringing people practical solutions to their health problems using a "whole person" approach to medicine and focusing on preventive health care. Dr. Mercola is a leading holistic health pioneer and a New York Times Best Selling Author. He has authored The No-Grain Diet and Take Control of Your Health and has been featured in Time magazine, LA Times, CNN, Fox News, ABC News. The Today Show and other major media.
Midwives Alliance of North America was founded in 1985 to provide a nurturing forum for support and cooperation among midwives. Through our collective strength, we can ensure midwifery care for all mothers and their babies throughout North America.
National Center for Homeopathy is an open-membership organization founded in 1974 whose mission is to promote health through homeopathy. By providing general education to the public about homeopathy, and specific education to homeopaths, we help to make homeopathy available throughout the United States.
Natural News is a science-based natural health advocacy organization led by scientist Mike Adams, affiliated with the Consumer Wellness Center. The key mission of Natural News is to empower consumers with factual information about the synthetic chemicals, heavy metals, hormone disruptors and other chemicals found in foods, medicines, personal care products, children's toys and other items. In addition to a wealth of information, you will also find numerous infographics that break down complex information into an easy-to-understand format.
For over three decades, Gary Null has been one of the foremost advocates of alternative medicine and natural healing. He holds a Ph.D. in human nutrition and public health science and gives advice on how to live a longer, more vital life through work that embraces the body, mind and spirit and believes that much of what our society accepts as inevitable markers of aging are actually manifestations of a preventable disease process. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, Get Healthy Now! and The Encyclopedia of Natural Healing
Dr. Palevsky is a board certified pediatrician who received his medical degree from the NYU School of Medicine in 1987. He completed a three year pediatric residency in 1990 at the Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, and a one year fellowship at Bellevue Hospital-NYU School of Medicine in the pediatric outpatient department and emergency room. He's also written an informative and engaging article for NVIC titled Aluminum and Vaccine Ingredients: What Do We Know? What Don’t We Know?. For more information and to subscribe to his newsletter, visit his website here.
Robert W. Sears, MD,
is board-certified in pediatrics, and earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is the author of several books including The Autism Book: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Early Detection, Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention and The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child
. He has appeared on national television shows including the CNN’s 'House Calls' with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the CBS 'Early Show', and PBS’s 'A Place of Our Own' and is a frequent speaker at La Leche League conferences across the country.
SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS INFO.COM is for parents in the Washington D.C. Metro area who are either new to the area and or are new to the world of special needs children. It is a comprehensive database of all the types of doctors and specialists that you will use. Special Needs Kids Info offers monthly Parent Information Fairs, bringing together local experts that speak on a variety of special education topics as well as local vendors for parents to talk to and learn about their products.
The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies of isolated nonindustrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets. Dr. Price's research demonstrated that humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats.
The Whitaker Wellness Institute was opened in 1979 in Newport Beach California and is the undertaking of Julian Whitaker, MD. He is the author of the monthly newsletter Health & Healing, and written books including Reversing Diabetes, Reversing Heart Disease, and The Whitaker Wellness Weight Loss Program. He has contributed an article to NVIC titled The Truth About Vaccinations and has also appeared on national television and radio programs and lectured all over the United States on issues of health and the political forces within the medical profession.
World Chiropractic Alliance was founded in 1989 as a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and strengthening chiropractic around the world. Serving as a "watchdog" and advocacy organization, WCA emphasizes education and political action.
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