My Go-To List of Experts

I always say that I’m no expert – I’m just a mom figuring out what’s best for my family. I’ve been in the fitness industry for 10+ years, and I’m still scratching the surface of all there is to know about health and wellness. There are plenty of trustworthy experts out there whom I turn to again and again for reliable, unbiased information – and the list continues to grow. Here’s my go-to list:

Change Makers

BABY2BABY

baby2baby.org

CAMPAIGN FOR SAFE COSMETICS

safecosmetics.org

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND

edf.org

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP

ewg.org

EVERY MOTHER COUNTS

everymothercounts.org

GATES FOUNDATION

gatesfoundation.org

HEALTHY CHILD HEALTHY WORLD

healthychild.org

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL

nrdc.org

ONE CAMPAIGN

one.org

OUR TIME

ourtime.org

SAFER CHEMICALS, HEALTHY FAMILIES

saferchemicals.org

WOMEN’S VOICES FOR THE EARTH

womensvoices.org

Government

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

cdc.gov

CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

cpsc.gov

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

epa.gov

FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION

fda.gov/Cosmetics/

NATIONAL ORGANIC PROGRAM

ams.usda.gov/nop

USDA NUTRIENT DATABASE

ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/list

Health

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ALLERGY, ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY

aaaai.org

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY

aad.org

MAYO CLINIC

mayoclinic.com/health/

News Sources

THE ATLANTIC WIRE

theatlantic.com, @TheAtlanticWire

BABBLE

babble.com, @BabbleEditors

CNN

cnn.com, @cnn

HUFFINGTON POST

huffingtonpost.com, @huffingtonpost

NEWSWEEK

newsweek.com, @newsweek

NEW YORK TIMES

nytimes.com, @nytimes

THE HONEST COMPANY

blog.honest.com, @Honest

PARENTING

parenting.com, @parenting

POLITICO

politico.com, @politico

RODALE

Rodale.com, @RodaleNews

TIME

time.com, @Time and @TIMEIdeas

TREEHUGGER

treehugger.com, @treehugger

WALL STREET JOURNAL

wsj.com, @WSJ

WIRED

wired.com, @wired

Nonprofit Databases

BUILDING GREEN

buildinggreen.com

THE EARTH TIMES

theearthtimes.org

THE GREEN TIMES

thegreentimes.co.za

THE ECOLOGY CENTER & HEALTHY STUFF

healthystuff.org

LOCAL HARVEST

localharvest.org

NATURE ROCKS

thenaturerocks.org

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL’S SMARTER LIVING PROGRAM

nrdc.org/living

PESTICIDE ACTION NETWORK (PAN) PESTICIDE DATABASE

pesticideinfo.org

SKIN DEEP COSMETICS DATABASE

run by the Environmental Working Group; ewg.org/skindeep/

SUSTAINABLE TABLE

sustainabletable.org

On the Bookshelf

BORN TO BE BRAD

Brad Goreski (HarperCollins, 2012)

DOMINO: THE BOOK OF DECORATING

Deborah Needleman (Simon & Schuster, 2008)

THE ESSENTIAL GREEN YOU

Deirdre Imus (Simon & Schuster, 2009)

HEALTHY CHILD HEALTHY WORLD

Christopher Gavigan (Plume, 2009)

LISTENING TO YOUR BABY: A NEW APPROACH TO PARENTING YOUR NEWBORN

Jay Gordon, MD (Perigree Trade, 2002)

NO MORE DIRTY LOOKS: THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR BEAUTY PRODUCTS AND THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SAFE AND CLEAN COSMETICS

Siobhan O’Connor & Alexandra Spunt (Da Capo, 2010)

NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE: THE UGLY SIDE OF THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY

Stacy Malkan (New Society Publishers, 2007)

THE ORGANIC BABY & TODDLER BOOK: EASY RECIPES FOR NATURAL FOODS

Lizzie Vann & Daphne Razazan (Dorling Kindersley, 2001)

RAISING BABY GREEN

Alan Greene, MD (Jossey-Bass, 2007)

RECIPES FROM AN ITALIAN SUMMER

Editors of Phaidon Press (Phaidon, 2010)

THE RODALE WHOLE FOODS COOKBOOK

(Rodale Inc., 2009)

WHAT TO WEAR WHERE

Hillary Kerr & Katherine Power (Abrams Image, 2011)

Who do you consider an expert? Share your lists!

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