Top 50 Blogs to Help You Lead a Healthy, Meaningful Life
The blogosphere provides an opportunity for people with specific life experience to reach out to the world and find others who are dealing with the same issues and need someone to connect with. This is the most apparent when reading blogs that write about health, addictions, stress, nutrition, weight loss issues, meditation, yoga and wellbeing.
Like all of these bloggers, here at Bioresonance.com our aim is to heal people and empower them to become the best version of themselves.
Here’s our top list of 50 blogs to help you live a healthy, stress free and meaningful life.
Fit Bottomed Girls
Fit bottomed girls (FBG) started when Jennipher Walters and Erin Whitehead met in a publishing company in Kansas City. Two of them shared a carpool and an interest in living a healthy life and exercising regularly. The blog came about out of these kinds of conversation and the desire to keep each other motivated when it comes to diets and exercise. Kristen Seymor, who edited an AOL fitness blog, joined in a couple of years later and became a full partner in 2015. FBG prides itself on the fact that it proves that being fit doesn’t mean depriving yourself of life pleasure.
Start exploring the FBG blog here
Dai Manuel – Whole Life and Fitness Manifesto
Dai Manuel is a fitness instructor who has made fitness into a lifestyle. As with so many other bloggers, his professional journey is linked with a personal one. He was an obese teenager, dealing with health issues and social stigma that comes with it. At age 14, Manuel turned his life around with a strict regime of physical fitness, carefully regulated nutrition and a change in attitude. The blog is based on the principles learned from this experience and it comes in form of both practical advice and psychological help and motivation.
Start exploring Dai Manuel’s blog here
Peas and Crayons
Jenn Laughlin started a blog about food and art as a hobby when her Marine husband had to “move to a middle of nowhere”. Her expertise in nutrition and a simple but effective recipe blog (What I ate Wednesday) that she ran gave her a nice head start. The blog tries to take out all that boring planning and calories counting out of the equation and focus on healthy diet in more general terms (hence the peas). There’s also a personal part of P&C called story time in which the author shares personal stories in a lovely, quirky, and intimate tone.
Start exploring the P&C blog here
Eating Disorders Blogs
Karen Koenig the author of E.D.B is a psychotherapist with 30 years of experience in dealing with eating disorders. However, the blog is now staffed with a variety of authors approaching this difficult issue from numerous different points of view. The “Therapist Corner” section is especially interesting because it’s concerned with specific details of clinical practice in this field. The reviews of relevant medical journals and latest findings could also be found on the blog, written in clear and precise language, understandable to both patients and experts.
Start exploring E.D.B here
Health Populi provides a somewhat different perspective than previous blogs. It takes a look at a much larger picture, dealing with health issues as they relate to larger social questions. It’s written by Jane Sarasohn- Kahn, a health economist with a degree from the University of Michigan. Her interest in the complexity of health economy started in 1971, after the passing of her mother Polly. The blog is a potent mixture of personal stories and thoughtful policy-oriented articles and analysis, approaching the topic from the stand point of all stakeholders including the government and the insurance corporations.
Start exploring the Health Populi blog here
Nutrition stripped was started by McKel Hill, an expert in diets and nutrition. Like all great ideas, the blog started as “scratch your own itch” project. The author wanted to improve her life and start to live healthier and more ecologically aware. The philosophy of the blog emerged from the goals – eating organic and locally grown food, being plant-centric, but not vegetarian, and treating animals humanely and with respect. The eponymous cookbook based on the same principles is also available and it got great reviews.
Start exploring the Nutrition Stripped blog here
Life Spa is dedicated to studying and promoting the benefits of Ayurveda medicine. It’s written by Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP who studied alternative medicine for more than 25 years and lectures on the subject internationally. The mission of the blog and Dr. Douilliard personally is to explain the benefits natural mind-body medicine. Life spa features scholarly articles, advice, and podcast episodes about health, diet, and Vedic sciences such as Yoga and Ayurveda. Several of Dr. Dillard’s books are also available for download or purchase and they provide a more in-depth view on the subjects of the blog.
Start exploring the Life Spa blog here
Healthy Living Blogs
HLB is an endeavour to create a community around a variety of different blogs dedicated to all things health related. Its authors write about nutrition, exercise, meditation, and motivation. It was founded by Lindsey Janeiro who wrote about her personal experience with turning her life around and taking care of herself. Now, the blog is run by Heather Shugarman for whom the blogging was also a part of a personal discovery. With her philosophy to change one thing at a time, she managed to lose weight and become a professional runner, while encouraging others to make to do the same.
Start exploring the HLB here
Mission health is a general health-oriented blog, produced by the staff of a nonprofit hospital from North Carolina. The blog is accompanied by a YouTube channel and a podcast. It covers a variety of topics from acupuncture and parenting to tips on starting a career in medicine and quitting smoking. Expert posts are written for the general audience and they usually come in a form of an advice. Personal stories (usually from patients dealing with a medical crisis) are obviously written in a more intimate tone and they just might bring tears to your eyes.
Start exploring the Mission Health blog here
Sharon Palmer – The Plant-Powered Dietitian Blog
Sharon is a licensed dietitian and for the last 15 years, she worked as a journalist writing about the subject of nutrition and its medical and ecological consequences. The tagline of the blog explains its whole philosophy: the plant-powered dietitian. Palmer grew up in rural Northwest and that fact shaped her perspective on farming and its importance for the environment and health. The recipes featured on the blog, however, aren’t always local and provincial – they promote cuisine from Peru to Africa. Photo diaries showing the produce and chronicling daily life of the author are probably the most consuming part of this blog.
Start exploring Sharon’s blog here
Delicious obsessions is a blog about eating healthy and living healthy lives. It was started in 2010 by Jessica Espinoza a former chef and a foodie. It started as a place for Jessica to share her passion with the world, but it evolved into a community of people with the same interests. The blog now offers recipes, meal plans, wellness tips and tutorials and DIYs on the subject. There are also, brand and product reviews written by accomplished authors and professional nutritionist A book with essential tips on how to start living with a respect for your body is available for free for everyone who subscribes to the newsletter.
Start exploring the Delicious Obsession blog here
Body rebooted has a narrower niche than the previous sites. It’s about the gluten-free diet and benefits it brings to your life. Christina Russell started the blog after going through a difficult personal ordeal. For years ago she suffered a late miscarriage, followed by a severe depression and significant weight gain. Using Yoga and gluten-free diet she managed to lose 60 pounds in 5 months and find her true calling – help others who have to deal with the same problem.
Start exploring the Body Rebooted blog here
The Center for Motivation and Change
The CMC is a non-profit and non-ideological organization dedicated to providing effective assistance to those suffering from addiction. The blog has the separate section for individuals and families struggling with these problems. Articles for individuals deal with addiction in more broad, scientific even philosophical terms, while those for families are written in the first person with more intimate and emotional tone. The blog has received an award for best recovery blog in 2016 and it deserves it because of its professionalism and warm and carrying team behind it. Outside expert consultants sometimes write guest posts on the topic related to their expertise.
Start exploring the CMC blog here
Heroes in Recovery
This blog about being and staying sober was started by Nancy Car as a personal journal. In late 2003 she felt her life spinning out of control, as drinking as substance abuse has started to cause legal problems. During the recovery process, she wrote a memoir but had no luck in publishing it. However, trough Kindle self-publishing the manuscript found its way to those who needed it and it became the base for the blog. Besides advice and personal experience, blog features a lot of interviews with experts and former addicts.
Start exploring the Last Call blog here
Cathy Taughinbaugh – Helping Parents Find Peace
Cathy Taughinbaugh also writes a personal blog about addiction and recovery, but it’s focused on quite specific and under-appreciated niche. It deals with the problems facing the parents of addicts. Cathy is a professional life coach working with parents for almost 7 years. The blog is just a part of her work, which is mostly focused on traditional therapy. Articles deal with actual specific advice, recovery, prevention, and especially the stigma that parents of addicts tend to face. Cathy has also published a book of interviews with a number of experts douching addiction from different perspectives.
Start exploring Cathy’s blog here
The Sobriety Collective
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Candace Plattor –’Family Addiction Counseling’
Candace writes about addiction and the way to battle it with candor, deep insight, and humor. In 1973 she was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease which eventually led to an addiction to valium, Demerol, and codeine. After 14 years of dealing with these issues, Plattor has managed to find her way to sobriety. Now, she works as a chancellor to those in the similar position and writes about her experiences from both sides. A lot of posts focus on how addiction affects friends and family of those who suffer from it, but it avoids cheesy sentiments and offers solutions.
Start exploring Candace’s blog here
Veronica Valli – Helping People Sober Up
Veronica Valli describes herself as a sober girl who tells the world that recovery rocks and she really is just that. What makes her blog interesting – is all the different perspectives from which she understands the issue. First of all, she is a recovering alcoholic, sober since 2000. Valli worked as a counselor for over ten years, especially dealing with young people in trouble with the law, and in the end, she had an advisory capacity in local government, that help form policy on the matter. The blog reflects all of these experiences.
Start exploring Veronica’s blog here
A Hangover Free Life
Written by Lucy, 40-something nurse from the UK, A hangover free life deals with substance and recovery. Lucy herself was an addict and now she’s specialized to help those with the same problem on almost every level – she studied liver diseases, provides psychological council and has a diploma in public health. The tone of the post vary from subject to subject, some are scholarly essays while other take a more intimate and personal approach. The most intriguing part of the blog is dedicated to the most sensitive issue for every addict – relapsing.
Start exploring Lucy’s blog here
Alcohol Recovery Blog
This anonymously written blog takes the subject of alcoholism seriously (the author himself is a recovering alcoholic) but with a healthy dose of humor and self-deprecation. The author is honest about personal setbacks and failures that led him to alcohol abuse and about the personal journey out of alcoholism. The blog makes it quite clear that this is a personal story and that it can’t be universally applied to anyone dealing with alcoholism. However, it’s inspiring and witty and that’s exactly why so many addicts find it helpful and reassuring.
Start exploring the Alcohol Recovery blog here
Since Right Now
The tagline “The recovery will be podcasted” says it all. Since right now network uses an intimate and chatty format of podcasting to talk about real life stories of addicts and their way towards recovery and a fulfilled life. Far from finished series offers an unpolished version of this topic, told in the words of addicts themselves. Drop the needle is dedicated to the music has played in the lives of those who suffer from addiction. Sloshed Cinema is a podcast about how addiction is portrayed in film and how it affects to those who deal with it in real life. Sober courage examines family and parenting lives of former alcoholics.
Start exploring the blog here
Nicole, from Austin, Texas started fitful focus as a part of a personal challenge. In 2012 she decided to change her life around and start taking care of her health and body. In the process, Nicole lost 20 pounds, became a marathon runner, and a certified fitness coach. The blog reflects much of Nicole’s personality – it’s colorful, fun, and energetic. Besides recipes and workout routine, the blog has a variety of social media content including a YouTube channel and regularly updated Snapchat stories, as well as downloadable challenge plan to mimic the one Nicole used when the whole thing started.
Start exploring the Fitful Focus blog here
Mindfulness Meditation Institute
MMI was founded by Charles A Francis and Mary Sovran, who is mostly responsible for the content of the blog. Charles studied mindfulness with a Zen master while he was abroad in China in Japan. His professional work is focused on a health care policy. Mary was a business owner and designer who discovered meditation 20 years ago and made it her life’s passion. The blog deals with both practice and theory of meditation and has concrete advice for beginners and scholarly essays for those who practice for your years.
Start exploring the MMI blog here
Written by Karl Duffy from Kildare, Ireland Mindful balance offers a uniquely Irish look on meditation practices, spirituality, and overall personal growth. The goal of the blog is to use meditation to support the personal development of the readers and help them battle stress. Some of the posts are related to the theory of meditating while other offer inspiring stories, quotes and generally motivation needed to peruse this kind of personal journey. Informal meditation practices the especially useful for beginners and photos from beautiful Irish countryside make the blog look stunning.
Start exploring the MB blog here
Centered meditation is a community of people interested in benefits of meditation. It was started by a group of overworked, stressed, urban professionals who needed something to give them back the control over their lives and bodies – meditation was the answer. The blog is written by the members of the community centers around these issues: how to find a way to live a balanced and healthy live in an urban and challenging context. The center has a studio which provides the right atmosphere for getting started with a more mindful and fulfilled life.
Start exploring the blog here
Natural New Age Mum
Natural new age mom was started by Sonia a 40 something mom of two teenagers from Brisbane, Australia. The blog is mostly based on her personal experience with running a healthy and eco-friendly household without being boring and strict about it. This personal touch is what makes the blog so popular and readable. Later on, the blog expanded its focus to natural beauty products and honest reviews of products related to these topics. DIY articles are probably the most popular and the most interesting part of the blog because they are not generic and rather come from actual experience in making things.
Start exploring the Natural New Age Mum blog here
The Healthy Voyager
The healthy voyager was created by Carolyn Scott- Hamilton in 2005 with one simple goal. Carolyn wanted to travel the world, but not to comprise her vegan diet. Healthy voyager web series on this topic became a hit and everything else kind of grew from that. Now Scott-Hamilton is basically a healthy living brand on her own. The blog, radio show, podcast and television appearances offer advice on diet, nutrition, traveling, fitness and generally living a healthy and fulfilled life while taking good care of your body. The blog is beautiful designed and very well categorized so everyone can find their own niche in this comprehensive endeavor.
Start exploring the Healthy Voyager blog here
Berry ripe is a community for those who want to live healthy lives and not miss out on the on fun and the adventure of it. The writing is often simple and made for those who don’t have time to waste and the recipes have the same feel to them – the dishes are healthy, delicious, and can be made by everyone in 20 minutes or less. Berry ripe team also curates a list of the best blog available for vegans. These blogs are a pretty equal mix of recipes, DIY tutorials and general advice on vegan lifestyle.
Start exploring the Berry Ripe blog here
Jade Isabelle – Running and Weight Loss Blog
Jade works as a paralegal in Singapore and this blog grew out of her many hobbies and interests. It started as a beauty and makeup blog she wrote on her own time, but when Jade found interest in fitness and especially running the blog grew and reached a much larger audience. Jade has weight issues all her life and running helped her lose about 20 kg while staying healthy and happy with her body image. The blog is accompanied by social media posts for those who are interested in following the progress on day to day basis.
Start exploring Jade’s blog here
Dr. Nancy D O’ Reilly – Motivation and Empowerment
Dr. Nancy O’ Reilly has dedicated her professional work to empowering women by promoting an active lifestyle dedicated to public services and volunteering. She researched and interviewed over a 1000 women to understand their views on aging and how it’s perceived by society. The blog is very much a kind of public lectures O’ Reilly holds – informational, inspirational, and filled with humor. Her latest work is concerned with the unique feminine way of influencing politics and policy.
Start exploring Dr O’ Reilly’s blog here
Ashley Josephine – Wellness and Yoga Blog
Ashley Josephine first discovered Yoga in high school during a stressful time. She later returned to it at college when life was hectic and stressful due to her overachieving attitude. Yoga helped keep Ashley calm and confident even after college, while she tried to be a writer and worked in PR. Out of these passions and interest came – the blog. It deals with anxiety, confidence and the role yoga can play in balancing one’s life. Ashley also works as a yoga instructor and appointments could be made through the blog.
Start exploring Ashley’s blog here
Alive in the Fire
Rachel is a yoga instructor from California who writes about yoga and wellness with a true passion and insight. She used to work as a writer and editor, but yoga became more than just a hobby and it consumed her professional life. The blog covers all yoga related topics and it’s filled with personal photos and stories about Rachel and her family. There’s also a section dedicate to beginners with simpler and more basic advice on how to get started without being overwhelmed with all the information. Products reviews and recommendation could also be found on the blog, but the focus is usually on good experiences.
Start exploring Rachel’s blog here
One With Life
Stephanie Spence is a former publisher from California who’s now dedicated her career to exploring and promoting the benefits of yoga. She’s produced numerous documentaries and wrote articles on the subject for both local and national publication. Spence is a mother of two who practices what she preaches – leaving a healthy life and using yoga to help her find balance. The blog that accompanies this work is a great read for both beginners and experts because it features both practical advice on how to get started and in-depth analysis of eastern teachings.
Start exploring the One With Life blog here
I haven’t Shaved in Six Weeks
Lindsey Hall, a publicist from Colorado has started this blog out of necessity. At 24 she was diagnosed with an eating disorder and she tried to read about the experience of treating it online. There was nothing to be found. So, she started a blog on the subject. The blog didn’t shy away from discussing the less glamorous details of rehab (like not shaving for six weeks). Her work found a following and was later featured in numerous mainstream publications. The overarching story of Lindsey’s life is in itself an inspiration and a cure
Start exploring Lindsey’s blog here
The Yogini from Manila
Jane Uymatiao is yogini from Manila in the Philippines. Her blog started as a journal of her own discovery of yoga (which was then virtually unknown in the Philippines), but it later became much more than that, as yoga gained popularity in the country. The posts are instructional and inspirational and cover a variety of topics for readers of different levels of knowledge and interest. Jane also reviews books on the subject for scholars and amateurs alike and uses social media to provide an interesting insight into her personal life.
Start exploring Jane’s blog here
Simple mindfulness was started by Paige Burkes. She worked as a financial executive for over 20 years and didn’t get much pleasure out of it. So, she decided to step into the unknown and start exploring self-help and mindfulness techniques. The blog follows this journey and deals with meditation yoga and decluttering of physical and mental space. If there’s one main idea of this blog it’s that change always comes in small and gradual steps, but each step takes a tremendous amount of courage. There’s also a “mindful body program” dedicated to the physical aspects of this approach to life.
Start exploring the blog here
The Overwhelmed Brain
Paul Colaianni started this blog after a difficult breakup. When a 13-year long relationship ended he fell into a deep depression and couldn’t find the way out. He uses this platform to share the experiences and lessons learned while trying to get better and find his way again. The blog is very critical towards the traditional approach to self-help (making fun of all that love yourself and stay positive platitudes that can usually be found in these blogs). Podcast soon became an integral part of the blog and the two coexist as a single entity.
Start exploring the Overwhelmed Brain blog here
Dr. Taz – Integrative and Functional Blog
Dr. Tasneem Bhatia is a certified physician specialized in a couple of different fields like women’s health, pediatrics, and emergency medicine. She has experience health issues in her early twenties and dealt with all the problems of medical insurance from a doctor’s perspective. The blog came to be out of these issues. Most important of her interest and passions is probably helping young mothers provide holistic medical care to their babies. Although Dr. Taz is a medical expert the blog is written compressively and with a general audience in mind.
Start exploring Dr. Taz’ blog here
Heather Dane – 21st Century Medicine Woman
Heather Dane used to be a high-powered business woman with a soaring career. However, 13 years ago the lifestyle associated with being such a woman has caught up with her. She suffered from a severe burnout and bulimia with which she dealt for years. The blog and the career that followed it came from efforts to fix her health problems and live a healthy life. Diet is the best way to do it and it’s what most of the blog is concerned with. It’s a mixture of recipes and essays on the importance of proper diet. Kitchen photos and videos make it easier for a novice to follow along.
Start exploring Heather’s blog here
Humans are Not Broken
Humans are not broken is a blog and podcast about advantages of plant paleo diet, run by Angelo Coppola. Angelo worked in communication and had trouble with losing weight, the paleo diet helped him out (he has lost 90 pounds since 2010) and he has decided to share the news. Besides diet Angelo blogs about biking, his love of nature and hiking, as well as daily lives of his charming family. The diet in question could be summed up as dominated by whole foods, but there’s so much more to it and Humans are not broken is there to prove it.
Start exploring the Humans are Not Broken blog here
Mind Body Food
The author of Mind body food, Viki Thondley-Moore, takes a holistic approach to health and fitness and especially the way our diet affects our daily lives. Her interest in the subject grew out of personal problems related to body image and weight issues. Now, she is a licensed life coach and helps other who are dealing with overeating problems. Blog and podcast are not that focused on diet as on the approach it takes to change your life around and become a person you wanted to be.
Start exploring the Mind Body Food blog here
Eat Naked Now
Margaret Floyd Barry started the blog to accompany her work as a professional nutritionist, but her interest in food and the way it relates to health started much earlier when the right diet cured her skin condition in her mid-twenties. Her husband, who is a chef, became a regular contributor to the blog from a vegan and vegetarian perspective. The most interesting part of the blog is its focus on meal planning and taking diet seriously and responsibly. Margaret also lectures and works with individual clients.
Start exploring the Eat Naked Now blog here
Erica Mesirov – Eat Lose Gain
Erica Mesirov is the creative power behind this diet and nutrition blog. She works as a diet coach but is first to admit that there is no universal solution to weight issues and that every person needs to find their own way. Blog post are usually in a form of a friendly advice, but you could tell that there’s a lot of thought and experience behind each one. The main theme of Erica’s work is that dieting and living healthy doesn’t have to be about depriving yourself of pleasure and being miserable while you’re doing it.
Start exploring Erica’s blog here
Teeny Tiny Kitchen
Launie and Jedd live in a small apartment in Vermont. Their kitchen indeed is teeny (64 square foot, with sink occupying most of it). Their blog shows daily routine of two people in love with food and each other. All the meals in the blog are made from organic, locally grown food which makes them 100 percent healthy, but there’s no emphasis on a vegan diet or on careful calories watching. On the contrary it’s often about indolence with cheese, wine, and heavy cream. All the wonderful photos featured in the blog are authentic and all the recipes that aren’t their own are properly sourced.
Start exploring the Teeny Tiny Kitchen blog here
Jessica Procini – Emotional Eating Blog
Jessica had struggled with overeating and weight loss for years, but she didn’t think it was anything out of the ordinary. After a while, she realized that her problems were psychological – she ate when she experienced emotional problems she couldn’t deal with. This realization helped her fight the real problems (stress, anxiety, and depression) rather than food. The blog she now writes is the extension of these realizations and helps women around the world make the same discovery and experience the same change. The emotional and personal tone of the blog post is what especially moves the readers.
Start exploring the Emotional Eating blog here
Make Peace with Food
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin, a psychologist behind this blog has personal experience with eating disorders because she had one since a young age. This perspective combined with professional medical training had made her a perfect life coach for everyone dealing with the same issues. She has also started a podcast called Win the diet war and written for several prominent publications. Make peace with food is written in a simple yet reassuring tone especially mindful of the shame and stigma that usually comes with eating disorder problems. Many of the articles specifically address the role a patient’s family has in fighting these fights.
Start exploring the Make Peace with Food blog here
The goal behind this blog goes far beyond nutrition, although its author Ann Gibson is a professional nutritionist. She wanted to combine the science behind dietary solutions and spiritual and intuitive approach she takes in her personal life. That way you can use food to harness the energy you need for leading a fulfilled and adventures life. Ann works as a pilot, adventure travel guide, and a number of other mind-blowing professions while writing this blog and coaching people on how to use food and not just consume it. The advice and coaching, mix quite comfortably with recipes available on the blog.
Start exploring the Adventure Wellness blog here
From This Day Forward
Meredith Rhodes Carson, a nutritionist from Wisconsin had a unique problem, she has gained weight and managed to reduce it, but she didn’t feel healthy or attractive afterward. That made her realize that being skinny and being healthy aren’t the same thing (being happy is a whole different topic). She started to do the research and create a unique diet based on individual needs. The blog that she now runs was a diary of these attempts and a collection of lessons that came from them.
Start exploring the From This Day Forward blog here
We hope that this list will help you deal with holistic and health issues that may arise in your life. If you are one of the winners, congratulations! You may want to display this badge we’ve created to let others know that you’ve been selected as one of the top bloggers who helps people lead a healthy, stress free, quality life.