GENERAL REFERENCE SITES
The internet is FULL of sites and information, much of which is unsubstantiated opinion and/or just plain crap. ELM has sifted through numerous site and found some of the credible ones that are worth reading.
nutritiondata.self.com -Nutritional info about nearly any food and recipe that you enter(nutritional data, gylcemic index, etc). Also a tremendous amount of other info including a great description of the glycemic index/glycemic load, recipes, and more.
westonaprice.org - Website of The Weston A. Price Foundation. Probably the most referenced, scientific, unbiased food resource available
whfoods.com - Well referenced. Includes info on how to select, store and prepare food items. Discusses specific health benefits of each item. Only “healthy” foods are in their database
mercola.com - World’s leading natural health website. The author is as pure and fanatical about natural health as anyone can be. However, the search for the truth requires someone to assume that role.
http://ods.od.nih.gov - US government’s Office of dietary supplements
I believe that the information in these articles is at least reasonable if not completely credible. Many of them have several references that may also be worth your time.
GLYCEMIC INDEX AND GLYCEMIC LOAD (GI/GL)
1. General comprehensive site - Full explanation and food listings
2. General GI/GL site
3. www.nutritiondata.self.com – Lots of other information in addition to GI/GL
1. Amino acid supplements and growth hormone secretion
HOW TO FIND LOCAL AND ORGANIC VEGETABLES AND GRASS FED MEAT
1. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center – Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
2. Farmers’ Markets – A national listing of farmers’ markets
3. Local Harvest — This Web site will help you find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies
4. Eat Well Guide: Wholesome Food from Healthy Animals — The Eat Well Guide is a free online directory of sustainably raised meat, poultry, dairy, and eggs from farms, stores, restaurants, inns, and hotels, and online outlets in the United States and Canada.
5. Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) – CISA is dedicated to sustaining agriculture and promoting the products of small farms.
6. FoodRoutes – The FoodRoutes “Find Good Food” map can help you connect with local farmers to find the freshest, tastiest food possible. On their interactive map, you can find a listing for local farmers, CSA’s, and markets near you.
1. Mod Paleo – Healthy, organic, “Paleo diet” meals prepared and delivered