It’s the beginning of a new year and that means a chance to refresh your mind, body, and soul with a new way of thinking and being. What better time to toss aside the bad diet and couch potato lifestyle and adopt a healthier way of living. Everyone can use tips and advice in having a better life. Often all it takes is accessing some of the best information online. But there can be a vast amount of information to digest, and most of us only have a short amount of time each day for study.
The following 50 blogs are some of the best wellness blogs in 2017, and we believe that they’ll inspire you toward a healthier lifestyle in the years to come. Most of these blogs steer away from traditional health and medicine, as these are topics that you can find anywhere. Our topics focus on a healthier, natural lifestyle, that includes meditation, nutrition, and alternative health, to result in a healthier mind and body that ultimately leads to happiness for 2017.
Top Health & Wellness Blogs
Let’s get started. Here are our top 50 favorite health, happiness, and wellness blogs for 2017. Please note that the featured blogs are arranged in no particular order. We’re truly fans of all of them.
Daily Om has an inspirational blog post once a day. You can subscribe and have it delivered daily to your inbox, or visit the site once a day. The site focuses strongly on your mental health and wellbeing, and how many things from your past may be holding you back. The aim of the site is educational, with a variety of different courses, from yoga, relationships, home and garden, to spiritual, and habitual. Many of the courses offer payment options for how much you want to pay, even though everyone gets the exact same course, making them affordable for those on a budget.
At first glance, Mercola has an extremely daunting list of blog topics to choose from, but if you click on the upper left box link, you’ll be presented with an organizational site map. On the site you can find a vast amount of information on natural health, from articles, videos, health guides, fitness, and health information even for pets. You can also create an account on the site to manage your health information, and shop for a wide range of products to support you in your healthy lifestyle. This site touches on everything from nutrition, exercise, and vaccines, to GMOs, and more.
Tamara St. John is a professor and best-selling author who has created a blog that focuses on alternative therapies. There is a strong slant on assisting people with cancer, but her blog also focuses on the general health and well-being of people through naturally sourced solutions and treatments. Her site has sections on leaky gut syndrome, allergies, pH balance, and adrenal therapies.
Dr. Janet Hull’s Healthy News aims to educate and motivate her readers by providing answers that can’t be found in traditional medicine. She believes that it’s possible to stay healthy without using the controlled corporate products for your healthcare. Her site is set up in blog format, and there is a handy category search function at the bottom to narrow down the pertinent information to what interests you.
This site is for people who want to focus on their spiritual or psychological well-being. Topics are sorted into five categories: Inspiration, Faiths and Prayer, Health and Wellness, Entertainment, and Love and Family. There is also a separate section on newsletters, so you print and read later. The site has a nice balance of emotional and physical growth. And if you need to take a break, there is even a section on movies and TV.
This site is for people who desire detailed information getting right into they whys and hows of the human body and integrative medicine. This site is where you’ll read about the latest studies and clinical trials before new products have been approved for the market. It can also assist doctors of alternative medicine through information about lectures, courses, and grant writing.
Dr. Brownstein is a doctor and medical director at the Center for Holistic Medicine. His website is packed full of information on holistic health and medicine. His blog covers the latest news in the industry. He also offers his opinion on current prescription medicine and other concerning medical issues. He’s also written a number of books, and if you prefer to get your health information in a book format, there is an online bookstore to help you choose what you need to read.
Even the Dr. Oz site offers a large section on alternative health. This site includes information going back to ancient times, as well as new studies and advances being made in alternative health today. The site also recognizes that faith and spirituality can be a large component of a person’s life. There is also advice on eastern medicine, herbal treatments, meditation, yoga, Ayurveda, acupuncture, and more. The site also includes pertinent video clips from the Dr. Oz show.
This site is dedicated to the art and science of naturopathic medicine. It provides a unique approach to a new way of healing, and teaches that the body already has the tools needed to heal itself. The blog is packed with tips on how to deal with chronic conditions, manage your emotions, fight off cold and flu bugs, and more. The site is laid out in blog format, but there is a category list at the far right so you can narrow down conditions to what pertains to you.
Stepping Stone is an actual business, but they have a blog full of informative health care topics. A vast range of topics are covered, with everything from New Year’s goals, to the Donghzhi Festival, and treating addiction problems and insomnia with acupuncture. Essential oil treatments are full of information about what conditions they treat, and what precautionary measures to take.
Very Well is a site the focuses on the top five health concerns in the world today: Crohn’s Disease, HIV, eating disorders, heart disease, and cold and flu bugs. There is also a secondary section on other health issues too, which is neatly arranged alphabetically. The site presents a variety of topics for each day, but you can narrow your topics down to the previous headers too. The site is constantly being updated so if you can’t find your pertinent health topic today, chances are it will be featured in the weeks ahead.
This site is run by another naturopathic doctor running their own clinic, but anyone can read her blog online. Dr. Michelle is a mom and a doctor, and her blog has a focus on assisting women and their families with natural health. There is also helpful advice on pregnancy and nutrition, and also how to make healthy meals for home.
This cancer foundation has a strong focus on assisting survivors of cancer with a healthy balance of traditional medicine and alternative health and wellness. While it’s roots are in Michigan, their blog has a large amount of information on these topics. The site will teach people who are battling with cancer on how to eat better, manage stress, try musical therapy, do exercise and yoga, and generally just live healthier and happier lives. The goal is to improve longevity and create lasting health.
Wavelength Wellness has been created by Dr. Kate, ND. The site has a strong focus on women’s health at any age. There is a vast amount of information about gynecological concerns, and thyroid balance. Digestive health and optimization has a strong focus, as that can be the basis for good health. She also covers topics on what to do if you have gluten sensitivity or chronic dysbiosis, allergy relief, healthy detoxification, and the most common skin conditions that trouble many people.
The blogs on this site are all written by real naturopathic doctors located in Ontario, Canada. Their blog provides expert, detailed information on the prevention and treatment of common ailments. Their blog articles are highly detailed, and offer an overview of each condition, as well as common natural ways to fix it. Unlike many other clinical blogs, this one steers clear of self-promoting their clinic location and instead focuses on providing good advice instead.
The Natural Holistic Health website was founded by a naturopathic doctor. It has a strong focus on DIY health and eating super foods. There is information on herbs and aromatherapy. A large section on recipes will provide solutions on what to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, and even specialty recipes for the most popular holidays of the year. The beauty section will give you herbal remedies on how to make your own skin care products, and solutions for the most common skin conditions. There is also a special tab with blog articles on the benefits of a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and other health care products.
This blog was created by a mother of four, who home schools her kids, and believes in utilizing herbalism and DIY medicine to treat her family. Her blog details her journey in preventing and treating illnesses, and how to prevent health hazards. There is information on everything from burns to fibromyalgia. Besides the sections on home remedies and natural health, there is also a large section on recipes.
The Authentic Self Wellness blog was created by a wellness professional with specific degrees. She teaches you how to make healthy recipes at home for your family and pets. If you’re uncertain how to take a health supplement, she tells you the best methods for doing so. Her site is full of helpful videos and podcasts so you don’t feel that you’re being inundated with textual information. She also has some inspirational infographics that you can copy and keep on your desktop to inspire you when things get tough.
Dr. Tori Hudson is a naturopathic doctor who has also researched and written many books. She focuses on educating people to live better lives. She offers a variety of health and nutrition-based advice to help people manage their chronic conditions and diseases. There is also a strong focus on women’s health issues, such as hormone replacement, PCOS, menopause, and the menstrual cycle. You can narrow down the topics on her site by clicking on the category links.
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This site is to assist people with natural alternative healing methods for the health conditions they are currently suffering from. The site boasts information from many doctors and experts in the field, and also interviews with industry experts. Living healthier and alternative medicine each have their respective sections. This site also has a section that lists conditions from A to Z. New articles are constantly being added to the site so the list is slowly increasing.
This blog offers articles on a wide range of natural health topics. While it says daily tips, Dr. Weil has been a bit slack in that regard, but if you’re new to his site, you’ll be able to visit on a daily basis and have enough information to take away for a year. There is a section on videos so if you tire of reading, you can watch. If you’re wondering what is happening in the science and supplement news, there is an entire section on the latest advancements. The healthy aging section will help people who are concerned about looking and feeling their best into their twilight years.
This is a real clinic but they also have an informative blog that focuses primarily on patient care. They have a strong focus on energy, healthy eating, including gluten-free eating, etc. The site has a nice balance of social connection and how it relates to health. There isn’t a lot of organization on the site so your best option is to scroll down and read through topics of interest to you.
Prana Holistic is a blog located in Alberta, Canada. Their focus is that your life is not meant to be lived in pain. That means that there are ways to learn to effectively manage and eradicate the pain. You can also view their tweets through the handy plug-in on the right side of the site so that you do’t miss out on anything. The articles on the site offer helpful advice on a wide range of topics, and most are over 1500 words long, so you’re getting more than an introduction to each topic.
This blog has a strong focus on good health and travel. Leisa, the author of the blog, embarks on a large number of trips throughout the year that focus on workshops and retreats, then she reports back on them on her blog. She believes that healing is part of the journey, and not just a raw food diet. Thyroid balance and hormones are also a popular topic on her site, along with recipes and product reviews. There is also a membership and a subscription so you can keep on top of the news from her site.
There are a ton of blogs out there for women, so it’s refreshing to see a blog devoted to men. This blog offers advice on holistic urology and men’s health. The articles are for men or for their spouses or families involved in their care. Advice can vary from healthy diet choices, to the latest news involving prostate cancer, and other men’s health issues. Dr. Geo offers the opinion that no one should die too soon, so it’s important to have a health chat.
Modern Alternative Mama assists parents in raising naturally healthy families. On the site you’ll find information on DIY, including how to make your own cold pressed soap. There’s also information on how to deal with social topics in your life, and even the best way to choose your health insurance. On the site you’ll also learn about alternative education, gentle discipline, parenting practices, and vaccine education. There is also a parenting by age section which can assist you in the raising of your children, no matter what age they are.
The ND Healthcare site focuses on all aspects of naturopathic medicine. It offers a section on reasons why this type of medicine can be better than traditional means. There is also a section on the most common health conditions and diseases that can be effectively treated with natural medicine. The site is backed up by six different doctors, and they each have their own blog section too. The site is also neatly organized by health categories so you can get a vast amount of information about your topic all gathered together on one page.
Chris Kesser’s blog has a focus on taking back your health, starting right now. This is to be done through natural means. His blog has a strong focus on mental health and wellness too, and how there are some common causes of mental illness that may involve a simple adjustment in medication.
This site has been designed by Kate, a mom who provides information on raising naturally healthy families. She believes in healthy drinks and utilizing DIY practices in most aspects of our lives. Her most recent articles are listed at the top of the page, with numbered pages at the bottom so you can click forward. There are over 74 pages, so there will be plenty of advice to keep you occupied for weeks. Her site also has separate tabs on vaccine education, children’s health, and home remedies. She even offers a home meal service that you can subscribe to for those families who need a boost of support for healthier meals.
This site has a special section on natural remedies articles. Most of the advice offered has been around for centuries. There are plenty of remedies for the things that trouble us today, such as anxiety, cold and flu bugs, and stress. The Almanac even lists some bizarre remedies, but their slant is that you won’t know if they work unless you try them out for yourself. The site lists recipes, and recipes to make your own soap and lotion, with valuable information on how to get rid of many health issues that can trouble us.
Natural News was started by Mike Adams, who was an activist turned scientist. This site has a good slant on factual information, and has a strong focus on the topics that matter today, such as synthetic chemicals and harmful materials that are found in many products today. On the site you’ll also be able to find information on holistic health, nutrition, and other related advice. The site also has interesting human rights news topics.
This site has the firm belief that psychiatric and physical problems within the body can be treated through natural methods of health care. It is possible to sustain optimum health of the mind, body, and spirit without taking a prescription medication. This site also covers other topics such as sociology, politics, and spirituality, as long as they’re related to health. This site has a ton of information, and they even provide a recommendation on how to access it through the drop down menus at the top of the screen.
This blog was created by Dr. Catherine Price, a doctor of Chinese herbal medicine. She has a clinic for her patients who live on Rhode Island. Her topics range from above and below the skin, and also thoughts on healthy living practices. This site in arranged in your traditional blog format with articles on the left and the most recent topics on the right. At the very bottom the topics are separated into categories for acupuncture, alternative health, cancer care, Chinese medicine, and more.
This blog has been created by Dr. Vikas Sharma, MD. He wanted to remind people that the body has an innate ability to heal itself. The site has several sections on adenoids, autism, Meniere’s Disease, ADHD, and tinnitus. Dr. Sharma also writes about skin care topics and the common conditions that can afflict people. He presents reasons and solutions in each of his blog articles.
This site has been setup by Deirdre Layne, who is a healthcare professional and expert in natural remedies. She owns her own clinic but has also created a website that is ranked highly by alternative and integrative medicine professionals. Her site lists an extensive selection of remedies and information. There is even a good slant on healthcare for children and pets. Her blog also has a unique counter that actually records the cures reported with her patients.
Joyous Health is a neatly organized health blog that has a feature post on the main page. You can access further information from one of the menu buttons at the top. The blogs focus on a wide range of topics, from fitness, detox diets, healing, mama and baby, inspiration, and food. There are also seminars that you can sign up for, and shop if you want to purchase healthy products. The taste menu offers a variety of healthy recipes for you to try out at home.
The Natural Partners blog has a strong slant on health supplements, with everything from vitamins and minerals, to probiotic and hormone replacements. Their blog has a strong focus on assisting people. The site also assists people in losing weight, and understanding the body’s systems. The information on the site is presented in easy-to-understand words but does provide a sound medical basis too.
This is another site that has a local clinic, but there is also an extensive amount of information to be found online. It’s for anyone who wishes to learn more about alternative health, natural healing, and other topics. The site has a vast amount of information on various diseases and health conditions, and will offer solutions for treatment in the form of healthy eating and supplements. The site doesn’t have a menu, making navigation a bit tricky, but there is a keyword search that will assist you with navigation.
Mind Body Green aims to inspire people to change the way that they eat, live, and move. There is plenty of info on their blog about how to encourage overall well-being in body and mind, through your health and natural choices. The site offers blog articles, or videos when you want to give your eyes a break. The site also has a section on natural beauty advice, and there are also online classes you can take.
This site is packed with articles on topics ranging from cleansing and detox, to lifestyle, specific health conditions, natural remedies, herbs, and toxins. There are also vlogs if you tire of reading all the articles. The handy Search function at the top of the page will help you to find the information that you need quickly. The Center was founded by Dr. Edward F. Group III in 1998, and today he is still the CEO. Dr. Group has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years, and he believes in having a hands-on approach in treating patients through natural medicine. He also has a lot of information about treating advanced degenerative diseases, but makes his blogs easy for everyone to understand.
New Health Ideas offer a health information, news, and reviews style blog with articles that border on scientific. If you want to delve deep into principles, practices and how diseases are triggered in the human body, this site can be of interest to you. The product reviews are based on health and fitness products that can be “As Seen on TV” or found in most big box stores. You’ll also get to read health guides on topics such as vitamins and minerals, and the most beneficial yoga poses. There is a Site Map so you can see all your favorite topics neatly arranged in one spot.
The Herbal Academy is a blog that focuses on the benefits of fresh herbs for health. Here you can learn about eating better, and how to add fresh herbs to your meals for healing. There are also categories on how to make special tea blends and delicious recipes. Each blog has plenty of large photographs to go along with each article. The Herbal Academy also have a variety of free and paid online courses about herbs. There are plenty of references listed for each article, so you can check sources for accuracy and further information.
This is another clinic located in Florida, but it has an informative blog to assist people with timely and helpful advice on alternative health and wellness topics. There is a search function on the site so you can find the blog topics that most interest you. There are some interesting topics on the site, such as medical pulse diagnosis, or biomat therapy, that aim to be unique, rather than your basic posts on how to treat colds and flu bugs, or other common topics that are on the other popular health blogs.
The Green Med Info site has the tagline that “Education Equals Empowerment. It’s the website’s goal to provide simple and free access to much of the biomedical research that’s available today on healthy, natural substances that can be utilized in preventing or treating diseases. The site makes it simple to find the information you need. The first thing you see is a search box that offers to search through 10,000 topics for you. Beneath that are some of their most recent blog articles, and even further down, the topics are neatly arranged into 8 different categories. The site even lists the latest pharmacological abstracts from the government sites.
This blog has a stronger focus on natural medicine used to treat common health and medical conditions. What’s nice about this blog is that it actually lists sources of information, so the patient can do further research on their own. Each of the blogs also offers great takeaway information so you can easily follow the instructions needed to improve your own health. Treatments can vary from exercise, to diet, herbs, and supplements. This site also has a good category on mental and emotional disorders to aid people in their personal care and well-being.
Like many of the other health, happiness, and wellness blogs, this site is also based on a holistic and integrative medical center. It’s Thrive Medicine’s goal to help people to gain an optimal state of well-being, and that is done by treating each person as an individual. This center has a complete approach that focuses on the mind, body, and spirit all together. Their blog has information on every common topic such as allergies, asthma, cold and flu bugs, to some of the more complicated auto immune functions and digestive disorders. There is also information on B12 injections and IVS therapies. Each and every blog post is written by a fully qualified ND—Naturopathic Doctor—so you can be assured of accurate and informative advice.
This site is one of the better known health and wellness blogs on the net. It can also be a bit controversial, as anyone can be a blogger here, so do your research first. The site aims to offer simple answers for healthier families. There are a wide range of categories on the site, from health, natural home, remedies, beauty, recipes, motherhood, organization, and product reviews. There is also a podcast section for when you tire of reading articles, and a search function to narrow down your topics. The site also has many books, so you can read up on your favorite topics. Some of their more popular blog topics are listed under “Popular Posts”, and many of them detail how you can make your own remedies in the convenience of your kitchen.
At Ayurvedic Talk you’ll learn everything about this Hindu system of natural medicine that believes in having a good balance in the body with diet, herbal treatments, and yogic breathing. The site presents the articles on the left side, so you can scroll down and read as much as you want, or you can choose from the vast list of categories on the right to narrow down your search. There are almost 100 topics covered here, with everything from natural healing of common conditions and diseases, to exercise, and eating better.
This site has a strong focus on treating people from the inside out. Their blog has been created by a leading-edge medical center that offers plenty of information on healthy living and alternative health and wellness practices. They’re very patient focussed and have a good mind and body balance. There is also information on people who are recovering from cancer to help them feel better through natural means.
This site has a strong focus on doing more than simply treating individual symptoms, and instead getting to the root cause of the disease itself by providing treatment to cure or control it. The site is run by Dr. Steven Cohen, a doctor of chiropractic. Besides his patient services, his site has articles on autoimmune diseases and natural pain relief. There is also information for people to assist them in losing weight.
The Minimalists are two guys trying to help people achieve better meaning in life through happiness, rather than things. They also have a strong focus on family, so that your family doesn’t adopt your same bad habits toward acquiring things such as what happened to you. You can find their popular podcasts listed on their blog, as well as a simple blog format. They also offer advice on when you receive gifts, and what to do if you don’t want it anymore: get rid of it! The guys also offer a long list of recommendations: books, videos, podcasts, music, and essays to check out.
Get Started on Healthy Living for Mind, Body, and Soul Now!
There is a health and wellness blog on this list for everyone, whether you want to eat better in 2017, take a few pounds off, build up muscle mass, or even heal your mind so you can take on new challenges. Perhaps you want to de-stress your life and have better relationships with people. It all starts with scrolling down the list and adding new blog advice to your routine each day.