There’s no better time than the present to adopt a healthier lifestyle. There are lots of great blogs out there to help you do so, but we have sifted through them to bring you only the best health and wellness blogs of 2018. Read on for the best of the best techniques, tips and advice toward living a happier, healthier life.
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, ultimately leading to a life full of happiness.
Top Health & Wellness Blogs
Let’s get started with our 50 favorite health, happiness and wellness blogs of 2018. Please note that the featured blogs are arranged in no particular order; we’re fans of all of them.
1. Daily Om
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, well-being 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, and home and garden to spiritual and habitual. All courses are affordable since DailyOm offers payment options, even though everyone gets the exact same course.
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 even health information 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.
3. Sarah Wilson
New York Times Bestselling author and founder of famous IQuitSugar.com, Sarah Wilson brings her real-life expertise and unique wit to the health and wellness conversation on her blog. Her site is conveniently broken up into several personal topics in the right-hand menu including thoughts on anxiety and loneliness, wellness tricks, autoimmune disease, and simplicity. Check out this wellness blog for personal and honest takes on her healthy lifestyle.
4. Janet Hull Healthy News
Wellness blogger Dr. Janet Hull 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. At the bottom of every page are two handy category search functions to help you find content tailored to your needs.
5. Beliefnet Inspire Your Everyday
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 & Wellness, Entertainment and Love & Family. The site has a nice balance of emotional and physical growth. If you need to take a break, the Entertainment category even has sections on movies and TV.
6. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Special among wellness blogs, this site is for people who desire detailed information into the whys and hows of the human body and integrative medicine. There, 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.
7. Dr. Brownstein’s Holistic Medicine
Wellness blogger and medical director Dr. Brownstein works 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, there is an online bookstore to help you choose what you need to read.
8. Dr. Oz Alternative Health
Based on the TV show, even Dr. Oz’s website 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 well-being. In addition, there is advice on eastern medicine, herbal treatments, meditation, yoga, Ayurveda, acupuncture and more. Finally, the site also includes pertinent video clips from the Dr. Oz show.
9. Vitalia Natural Medicine
This site is dedicated to the art and science of naturopathic medicine. Unlike other wellness blogs, it provides a unique approach to healing, teaching that the body already has the tools needed to heal itself. This is one of the best natural health blogs, since it is packed with tips on how to deal with chronic conditions, manage your emotions, fight off cold and flu bugs and much more. The site is laid out in blog formatting, but there is a category list at the far right so you can narrow down relevant conditions to your life.
10. Stepping Stone Acupuncture and Wellness
Stepping Stone, an acupuncture and wellness business, keeps a blog full of informative health care topics. It covers everything from New Year’s goals to the Donghzhi Festival to acupuncture treatment for addiction problems and insomnia. Their essential oil treatment explanations are full of information about what conditions they treat and what precautionary measures to take.
11. Very Well
Unlike other wellness blogs, Very Well focuses on five of the top 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 that is neatly arranged alphabetically. The site is updated often, so if you can’t find your pertinent health topic today, chances are it will be featured in the weeks ahead.
12. Dr. Mom ND
Wellness blogger Dr. Michelle is a mom and naturopathic 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, as well as how to make healthy meals at home.
13. Absenger Cancer Education Foundation
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 its roots are in Michigan, their blog has a large amount of information applicable to anyone. The site can teach people who are battling with cancer to live healthier and happier lives. Some of their lessons are on how to eat smarter, manage stress, utilize musical therapy and exercise effectively through yoga. The goal is to improve longevity and create lasting health.
14. Wavelength Wellness
Wavelength Wellness was 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 common skin conditions.
15. Naturopathic Foundations
The blogs on this site are all written by 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 with common natural ways to treat them. Unlike many other clinical blogs, this one steers clear of self-promoting their clinic location and instead focuses on only providing good includes advice.
16. Natural Holistic Health
This wellness blog brings together many doctors and other health experts and wellness bloggers to inform its readers. It has a strong focus on DIY health and eating super foods, including information on herbs and aromatherapy. A large section on recipes can provide solutions on what to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. It even includes 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, as well as 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 more.
17. Jill’s Home Remedies
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 wellness blog details her journey in preventing and treating illnesses, as well as how to prevent health hazards. There’s information on everything from burns to fibromyalgia. In addition to sections on home remedies and natural health, there is also a large section on recipes.
18. Authentic Self Wellness
The Authentic Self Wellness blog was created by Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Margaux J. Rathbun. 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.
19. Dr. Tori Hudson
Dr. Tori Hudson is a naturopathic doctor who has also researched and written many books. She offers a variety of health and nutrition-based advice to help people live better lives by managing 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 convienent category links.
20. The Complete Herbal Guide
This site is to assist people with natural alternative healing methods for the health conditions they are currently dealing with. The site boasts information from many doctors and other experts in the field. Living healthier and alternative medicine each have their respective sections. This site also has an ever-growing list of conditions from A to Z.
21. Dr. Andrew Weil’s Daily Health Tips
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.
22. Shine Natural Medicine
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.
23. Healthy Helper
This blog is specifically dedicated to two classic areas of wellness: healthy eating and staying fit. A younger wellness blogger, Kaila provides a multitude of yummy and healthy recipes alongside poignant posts about fitness that show expertise well beyond her years. If you’re looking for a younger take on classic fitness, this blog is perfect for your wellness journey.
24. Embracing Health
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.
25. Dr. Geo
There are a ton of wellness blogs out there for women, so it’s refreshing to see one devoted to men. unlike other wellness blogs, this blog offers advice on holistic urology and men’s health. The articles are also 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.
26. Modern Alternative Mama
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.
27. ND Healthcare
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.
28. Chris Kesser
Unlike some other wellness blogs, Chris Kesser’s blog has a focus on taking back your physical and mental health. This is to be done through natural means. His health blog has a strong focus on mental health and wellness, as well as how there are some common causes of mental illness that may involve a simple adjustment in medication.
29. Zen Habits
If you’re looking to improve your mental health and lifestyle, this is the blog for you. Father of six, Leo Babauta details how he finds “simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives” through mindfulness, minimalism, fitness and more. His focus is breaking old, unfruitful habits and creating healthier ones to better your body, mind and life. His posts are simple and his techniques are easy for anyone to understand and implement.
30. The Old Farmer’s Almanac
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. Unique to some natural health blogs, the site often lists recipes, including recipes to make your own soap and lotion, along with valuable information on how to get rid of many health issues that can trouble us.
31. Natural News
Natural News was started by Mike Adams, who was an activist turned scientist. This site has a good slant on factual information, as well as 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.
32. Everything Matters Beyond Meds
Like all worthwhile physical and mental wellness blogs, 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.
33. Alternative Health Care Blog
This wellness 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, as well as 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.
34. Dr. Homeo All About Homeopathy
This site was created by Dr. Vikas Sharma, MD, because he wanted to remind people that the body has an innate ability to heal itself. Unlike some wellness blogs, 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.
35. Earth Clinic.
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 health blog also has a unique counter that actually records the cures reported with her patients.
36. Joyous Health
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.
37. Natural Partners
The Natural Partners blog has a strong slant on health supplements, with everything from vitamins and minerals, to probiotic and hormone replacements. Out of many wellness blogs, theirs has one of the strongest focuses on assisting people. The site also assists people in losing weight and understand the body’s systems. The information on the site is presented in easy-to-understand words but does provide a sound medical basis too.
38. Optimal Health Network
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. Unlike most other wellness blogs on this list, the site doesn’t have a menu, making navigation a bit tricky. However, there is a keyword search that will assist you.
39. Mind Body Green
Mind Body Green aims to inspire people to change the way that they eat, live and move. Like other wellness blogs, there is plenty of info about how to encourage overall well-being in body and mind through making healthy and natural choices. However, this particular health blog has such a mass of information for every situation. In addition to blog articles, the site offers videos for 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.
40. The Global Healing Center
This site is packed with articles on topics ranging from cleansing and detox, to lifestyle, specific health conditions, natural remedies, herbs and toxins. Unlike some healthy lifestyle blogs, 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 unlike some health and wellness blogs, he makes his posts easy for everyone to understand.
41. New Health Ideas
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 are “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, as well as the most beneficial yoga poses. There is a Site Map so you can see all your favorite topics neatly arranged in one spot.
42. The Herbal Academy
The Herbal Academy is a blog that focuses on the benefits of fresh herbs for health. Here you can learn about eating healthier 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. Unlike other wellness blogs, the Herbal Academy also has a variety of free and paid online courses about herbs. There are also plenty of references listed for each article, so you can check sources for accuracy and further information, allowing you to further teach yourself.
43. New Direction Natural Medicine
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 wellness blogs.
44. Green Med Info
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.
45. Thrive Natural Medicine
Like many of the other health 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 wellness 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.
46. Wellness Mama
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 wellness 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.
47. Ayurvedic Talk
Unlike other wellness blogs, at Ayurvedic Talk you’ll learn everything about a 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 healthier.
48. Utopia Wellness
This site has a strong focus on treating people from the inside out. Their wellness 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-focused 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.
49. Go Beyond Relief
Unlike some other wellness blogs, this site has a strong focus on doing more than simply treating individual symptoms. Instead, it encourages 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.
50. The Minimalists
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!
In this long list of health and wellness blogs, there’s something for everyone, whether you want to make healther eating habits, build up muscle mass or even heal your mind so you can take on new challenges. Perhaps you want to de-stress and have better relationships with people in your life. It all starts with scrolling down the list and adding new blog advice to your routine each day.
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