If you are just beginning your healthy lifestyle journey you may already realize that there is so much information available these days – you’re head is probably spinning. This is why we felt a resource page may be helpful to help aid you in sorting through the best products. There are many products with labels, such as “natural” that are not the best products for you and your family. They many actually be causing you and your family harm. Remember just because it is on a natural food shelf does not mean it is a good product. We will add to this page as we grow and become aware of other products. If you know of other fabulous products please feel free to share them with us. We will be happy to run them by DRHutch Approved and add to our site. Have FUN learning:)
Many of the approaches you will see on these sites, we can also offer you through Turning Tides. When we began our journey the information was not as available as it is today. If you are NEW on your journey through addictions and neurobiological disorders you are probably just like a sponge, attempting to soak up as much information as you can possibly retain. We know! We were just like that and we are still hungry to absorb all of the new research being made available centered around alternative ways to help the healing process in these areas. The below lists is not an all encompassing one, but it will at least get you headed in the right direction.
Directories to Healthy Eating
Always try to chose Organic when possible. Always chose free-range and/or pastured/grass-fed when possible
A state by state directory of local farmers who sell directly to the consumer.
Find a pick-your-own farm near you! Then learn to can and freeze!
A state by state directory of local farms where you can “pick your own”
http://www.localharvest.org/-for finding local CSA’s and farm markets! The best organic food is what’s grown closest to you. Use their website to 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. It is best to just put your state in the search area and then click on your state.
CostcoThis one you’re going to have to trust me on. Some of their products are not on the website. Costco has several amazing organic products. One of the products is their ground beef. The price in FL is exactly the same as it is in Hawaii. One example is ground organic grass fed beef is $20.29 for 3.40 pounds of beef. That equates to $5.97. It is organic meat. They also have organic chicken too.
Check out Traders Joes and WholeFoods. They do have really good selections too. In addition, many of our grocery stores are adding more and more organic selections everyday. Your local farmers markets are sometimes have the best deals.
Still not sure? Great! Turning Tides offers an online pantry makeover too.
Non-profit • Educational • Product Search Databases
This site offers a plethora of information and education on organic products.
This site is one that is trustworthy to help you navigate your education journey in learning what it means to live a healthy lifestyle.
I love the EWG site. It truly is an amazing place to hang out and learn so much about how our environment, food, and which products have a huge impact on our health. The research they have completed is very informative too. They have a wonderful search engine to help you navigate the best safest and most trustworthy products to purchase. Make sure you don’t forget to download their amazing Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 before you go to the grocery store.
Citizen advocacy organization for labeling of foods and environmental product safety.
Great resource for GMOs and other pertinent educational information.
Educational and database site to help the consumer navigate the best and safest products for every day use, such as food additives, packaging material, personal care products, cosmetics, and household cleaning products.
Addiction • Mental Health • Advocates • support Organizations:
“I found one of the problems with traditional programs for treating substance abuse is that they generally take a “one-size-fits-all” approach. For example: the assumption seems to say all alcoholics have the same “disease,” and therefore they should all be treated using the same drugs and counseling techniques. Nothing could be further from the truth. The biochemistry underlying your substance abuse problem is unique to your body. In fact, I’ve ordered in-depth biochemical profile tests for thousands of patients; I’ve never found two that were alike. You can accurately say that biochemistry is as unique as a fingerprint.” ~ Dr Charles Gant (End your Addiction Now)
The world’s largest website on Non-drug approaches to mental health
The term “Orthomolecular” was coined in 1968 by Dr Linus Pauling. He was a maverick in the field of natural treatment for mental health. He specifically worked with patients who were diagnosed with schizophrenia. Although he proved his treatment to be effective in the treatment of these patients in many of the cases, sadly, it was also at this same time that pharmaceutical drugs became more popular. Therefore, he was ostracized for his way of treating this dreaded disease. Orthomolecular comes from “Orth” meaning Correct or right and “Molecule” which is the simplest structure that displays the characteristics of a compound. So it literally means the “right molecule”
“For every drug that benefits a patient, there is a natural substance that can achieve the same effect.” ~ Dr. Carl C. Pfeffier (another maverick in the field of natural medicine).
- Educating and empowering patients to have better conversations about their meds with their doctors.
- Collecting data on the unintended consequences of prescription medications so that we can draw attention to them.
News and Resources
Toxic Psychiatry is an online library and newspaper portal expanding on a growing body of information documenting the false science, dangers and other issues relating to biological psychiatry.
There are many more alternative options available. Turning Tides being one of them who can work with you to get to the core root cause of the symptoms. Please feel free to contact us for a FREE 20 minute consultation.