DARIO SHAKESPEARE'S quick-links to healthy living (hyperlinks below) can help you find balanced, non-hyped information you can count on.

darionews.jpgRemember: Knowledge is power. An d 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

The Herb Society of America

Medline Plus

U.S.D.A. Plants Database

Native America Ethnobotany

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,

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Botanical Image Database, University of Basel (Switzerland)

Dave's Garden Plant Database

Suggestions for additions? We want to hear them. Write Dario Shakespeare's Links for Healthy Living