Need a bit more health and wellness inspiration? Whether you are looking to lose weight, want to improve your nutrition, or are a competitive athlete, these health and wellness blogs are a great resource. The problem is, with the massive increase in bloggers, how do you know who to trust? Well we have narrowed it down to our top 3 pick, using a strict set of guidelines. These 3 blogging platforms only publish content written by qualified experts and then have their content further fact-checked by an additional panel of qualified experts. We also considered the helpfulness of each blogs content, and if there were any easily actionable tips. Rest assured, you can trust in these blog for reliable, authoritative, accurate and useful information.
1. DNA Lean blog: A trusted authority for training and nutrition hacks
DNA Lean is one of the smaller blogs in terms of its content, but do not underestimate their quality over quantity approach. After a very long review of their content we believe that each article they publish is aimed at being the very best in its field. The average length of their content is around 5000 words of outstanding quality. We literally found that each article fully answered every single question that each of our team could think of. Furthermore, every recommendation they make is scientifically referenced by authoritative research data. We concluded that we found their content, although limited, to be the most useful and actionable of all blogs.
One thing we especially like about the DNA Lean blog is that they only use data from human studies. We came across no end of health and wellness bloggers that quoted research from pubmed and google scholar, etc, but we feel that, for example, an in vitro study of whatever, on 7 rats, is not accurate enough to correlate any data across to its effects on real-world humans. Their editorial policy and standards truly are second to none.
DNA Lean was the ONLY blog that we found that specifically only used human research data. For this reason alone we feel have rated DNA Lean as our no.1 blogging platform for health and wellness.
2. Healthline: Medical information and health advice you can trust
Needless to say Healthline probably doesn’t need any introductions. If you are into reading health and wellness blogs, no doubt you will have read at least one of healthline’s articles. Healthline dominates google, and for good reason, they cover just about every aspect of health that you could imagine. Here are some of the topics they cover:
Acid Reflux, ADHD, Allergies, Alzheimer’s & Dementia, Bipolar Disorder, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Cold & Flu, COPD, Crohn’s Disease, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Health Insurance Exchanges, Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, HIV, Hypertension, IBS, IPF, Menopause, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Nutrition, Osteoarthritis, Pregnancy, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Skin Disorders and Care, STDs, Type 2 Diabetes
They too have a strict editorial policy, fact-check everything and only publish content written by qualified experts. You can definitely depend on Healthline for quality information.
3. WebMD – Better information. Better health
WebMD (Web Medical Doctor) was a close 3rd to Healthline, but we felt that it was just edged into 3rd because of its smaller team of experts and slightly smaller range of content. Nevertheless after reviewing WebMD we can honestly say that it is still one of the crème-de-la-creme of health and wellness blogs. Founded in 1996 by internet entrepreneur Jeff Arnold, WebMD has been publishing trusted and well-researched medical articles that have literally helped millions of people.
They too have a strict editorial policy, which states that:
“Our mission is to bring you the most objective, trustworthy, and accurate health information. Our daily goal is to ensure that WebMD is your practical and relevant content source for health and medicine.”
They also stipulate that any member of the WebMD editorial staff MUST fully disclose any potential conflict of interest with any sponsor or vendor.
We really like their open and honest approach and found their site to be transparent in all that they do. Furthermore, all of their staff writers are qualified experts in their field. We love their ethos which really made WebMD stand head and shoulders above every blog that we assessed.
These are our current top 3 picks for health and wellness blogs in 2019. While we have rated the blogs in this order, what we would also like to add is a note on relevancy; if you are looking for blogs that are more geared toward healthy nutrition, DNA Lean is should be your first pick. However if you are looking for more medical related information, Healthline and WebMD would be more relevant, either way, we believe that you can trust on the information published on any of these websites.