Nutrition DB

Before:  $1000, waste, unhealthy, confused
After: $500, ecological, healthy, integrated

Menu - Optimizing Database, considering:

bulletfood miles
bulletfood combining - do the foods digest well together, or in the given order of ingestion?
bulletnutritional changes in foods after storage or processing
bulletfood vitality
bulletis an egg from a free-range chicken have more vitality / joie de vivre than an egg from a factory farm?
bulletif food is prepared with care, does it have more assimilable vitality?
bulletif food is eaten with appreciation, do you get more nutrition from it?
bulletyour metabolism
bulletyour needs for the next 6 hours
bulletwhat you have eaten in the past 24 hours
bulletprices of food
bulletbought from store
bulletgrown by CSA farm / neighbour
bulletconversion efficiency of space (calories/metre square) and energy (calories/BTU of solar income)
bulletthe time cost of food preparation
bulletthe healing potential of food preparation
bulletalternatives to dysfunctional emotional comfort from complex carbohydrates
bulletsocial impacts - are humans hurt by the production of this food?
bulletbiodiversity - does it's production entail a standardization whose efficiency is an illusion?  does it's production entail the loss of land for other species?
bullet nutraceuticals & phytochemicals & herbal medicine


Cooking - Special Diets

Meals For You
Offers healthy choices and information for people who can not eat certain foods, and provides an assortment of recipes.

Special Diets Resource Guide
Information and recipes for those living on a restricted diet. A newsletter and discussion group are available on the web site.
 ER4YT Recipe Project
Recipes rated according to blood types. Includes substitutions, medicine cabinet, cosmetics, GMO information, herbal ratings and ingredient and title ratings.
Cooking without Gluten-Milk-or Soy
Discusses favorite stores, products, cookbooks, and offers a selection of recipes.
  Aloe Vera
Explains why and how you should incorporate this plant into your diet.
  Southbeach Diet
Explains in simple terms how this low glycemic diet works. Also explains how to select appropriate foods for cooking.
A selection of recipes and information for people who must stay within certain dietary bounds.
  Recipes for Natural Health
Information for people on special diets due to allergies, intolerances or lifestyle choice.


Conceptual training on eating to fuel your life from Robyn Landis.
  The Nutrition Center
A source of accurate current nutritional information for both the general and professional reader.
No Sugar Zone Bakery
Provides consumers products that stop the rapid flow of blood sugar. Foods include recipes and items that do not contain wheat and gluten ingredients. Recipe list and catalog provided.
  Fad/Popular Diets
Reviews of the most recent dietary option crazes: from Atkins to Sugarbusters.
  Dr. Bass
Practitioner with many years experience as a natural hygiene doctor. Information on a diverse folio of food issues.
  Raw Food Diet
Normalize weight and feel energized with a raw food diet.
  Natural Nutrition and Dietary Therapy
Advice and consulting for consumers about issues includiing diets, nutrition, health, and eating habits.
5 A Day Web Site
Plan designed to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables to five or more servings a day to improve health of Americans.
  Kushi Institute
Macrobiotic education including recovery programs and eating tips for health and healing. Information about the institute also provided.

Paleolithic Diet

  The Paleolithic Diet Page
A page of annotated links to sites for the Paleolithic Diet, also called a hunter/gatherer diet. Includes articles and interviews with leading proponents of the Paleodiet.
  Beyond Vegetarianism
Refutes some vegetarian, raw-food, veganism, fruitarianism, and instinctive eating assertions and discusses paleolithic diet research and clinical nutrition in considerable depth.


Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
PCRM, an organization of 5,000 physicians headed by Neal Barnard, M.D., advocates the nutritional reasons for shifting toward a plant-based diet.
  Vegetarian Resource Group
A non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger.
  Vegetarian Nutrition and Health Letter
Each issue is packed with information to help readers plan diets that are easy, delicious, and healthful.
Providing produce information including health benefits, recipes, selection tips, varieties, trivia, storage, cleaning information, and industry facts.
  Surfing Veggies
An easy to use, topic specific search engine for related articles on the net.
  Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group Information
Vegetarian Nutrition Update newsletter (formerly called Issues in Vegetarian Dietetics), published quarterly, contains fact sheets and articles on vegetarian issues relevant to practicing dietitians. Selections from past newsletters.
  The Vegetarian Society
Raising awareness amongst health professionals and the public about the personal health benefits the vegetarian diet offers. Information for infants to mature adults.
  Vegetarian Nutrition Resource List for Consumers
USDA site with contact information for cookbooks, magazines and web sites.
  Ask the Dietitian
Ask Joanne Larsen, Registered Dietitian and nutrition counselor, about transition - it's more than eating fruits and vegetables.
  International Vegetarian Union
A non-profit organization governed exclusively by vegetarians. Links to articles published in various magazines by IVU Member Societies in several languages.
  Answers From the Experts
A thorough nutrition question and answer forum published by Mark Messina PhD and Virginia Messina MPH, RD.
  Position of The American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian Diets
It is the position of The American Dietetic Association (ADA) that appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, are nutritionally adequate, and provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.
  Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group
An invaluable resource to those who want access to concise, reliable, cutting edge resources and information on plant-based diets.
  Veggie Sports Association
A non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of information related to vegetarianism, sports, and vegetarian nutrition in sports.
  Vegetarian Nutrition Information
Basic nutrient information.
  Healthy Vegetarian
Provides information on non-animal sources for vitamins, minerals, and nutrients needed for health. Describes different dietary options and provides related links.
  The ACT Vegetarian Society
Concise information on nutrients of concern.
  Vegetarian Food Pyramid
A dietary guide with source suggestions, nutrient information and notes from the American Dietetic Association.


Nutrient Data Laboratory Food Composition Data
Downloadable data sets prepared by the USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory with nutrient values of foods.
  The Vegetarian Resource Group - Nutrition
Covers supplying proper nutritional needs in food, with specifics on calcium, protein, iron, and vitamin B12.
  Vegetarian Information Sheet - Vegan Nutrition
Vegetarian Society of the United Kingdom's vegan nutrition information index.
  Michael Klaper, M.D.
Presents questions and answers, nutritional strategies, and other vegan resources, as well as information about the Institute of Nutrition Education and Research and its vegan health study.
  Vegetarian Starter Kit
Guide with information, tips, and recipes to help you transition to a plant based diet.
  VegRD with Virginia Messina
Answers to common questions dealing with veganism.
  Institute for Plant Based Nutrition
IPBN provides education in terms of plant-based nutrition.
A grassroots, non-profit vegan website providing free, up-to-date information about veganism and its nutritional, social and environmental impacts.
  Raising Vegan Children
A guide to keeping children healthy on a diet free of all animal products.
  Vitamin B-12-- Should you worry?
Famed pediatrician Charles R. Attwood, M.D., F.A.A.P., discusses the issue of supplementation and vegan children.
  Growing Vegan Children
Vegan nutritionists Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina provide nutritional advice for raising healthy vegan children from infants through adolescence.
  "Less Grains, More Greens" by William Harris, MD
Article showing the nutritional superiority of green vegetables to grains.
  Sorting through the Osteoporosis and Calcium Myths
Discussion of recent research on the issue of calcium and the adequacy of a vegan diet in preventing osteoporosis.
Explores a variety of topics on nutrition, health and politics.


Links  (not yet validated for quality):
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Diet for a Small Planet, revised edition