Susan Ambrosino's quick-links to healthy living (hyperlinks below) can help you find balanced, non-hyped information you can count on. And if you want even more help one-on-one, write to Susan's Herbs co-founder Derek Clontz, now retired and writing full time. He is a rich source of information as his legions of fans and friends worldwide will attest. Write to him directly at, My Question for Derek Clontz
Remember: Knowledge is power. And when you're in the know, you can make good decisions about your health and the health of your loved ones.
When discussing your health with your doctor, cite your sources specifically.
If you say, "I read it on the Internet," it's not likely that your physician will take you seriously. In fact, he might roll his eyes and laugh.
If you say, these facts, figures, assertions and opinions can be found at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Plants Database and also at the Rosenthal Center for Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Directory of Databases, you stand a better chance of launching a serious discussion.
Here's the list:
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Plants for a Future, Medicinal, Edible and Useful Plants for a Healthier World
Botanical.COM, A Modern Herbal
National Institutes of Health International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) Database
Dr. Dukes Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HealthFinder.gov
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Botanical Image Database, University of Basel (Switzerland)
Traditional Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine in Humans and Animals
Suggestions for additions? We want to hear them. Write: Susan Ambrosino's Links for Healthy Living ... and remember - we appreciate you.