Healthful Seasons is dedicated to providing quality products that improve the overall health and wellness of all women.
That means every ingredient in our products is always thoroughly researched to ensure safety and quality while providing real health benefits.
Who we are
We are women, professional colleagues, mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, friends and more. We are you. We have paved some of the way and want to share our experiences—our failures and our successes. We accept advice from all, especially our matriarchs of the world.
About these resources
With a plethora of information on the web, it’s difficult to find reliable and trustworthy information. Which is why we made it a priority to gather a list of helpful websites that focus on health and wellness resources for women. All the websites below are reliable and trustworthy. Healthful Seasons’ co-owner and President, Michelle Baldini, MLS, personally vetted the websites using the American Library Association’s guidelines on evaluating information.
If you have any questions about these resources, please reach out.
Find the facts with our resources guide
Nutrition • Fitness • Menopause • Supplements • Wellness
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Science-backed information on women’s health directly from medical experts. Operated by a non-profit professional organization of 60,000 OB-GYNs, medical students, and professionals in women’s health care. Easy-to-read articles from experts, quick FAQs and patient stories on over 100 topics in women’s health like menopause, fertility, healthy eating and heart health.
A website by the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. One of the coolest things about this organization is that it was founded by a group of women during World War I, whose vision was to improve public health and conserve food. Today the organization is made up of over 100,000 credentialed dietetic and nutrition practitioners. The site provides videos, recipes, apps and articles featuring evidence-based health and nutrition information for consumers.
Wondering if those leftovers hiding in the back of the fridge are still safe? Just get into freezing your own produce and want to date your stash? We’ve been there. The USDA, CDC, and FDA joined forces to create a website with all the charts you need. While you’re there, take a peek at the research-backed blog for tips on washing produce, packing lunches or handling raw meat for reassurance during meal time. Plus, find all the facts on the latest food recalls and outbreaks.
Commercial-free website managed by a team of experts with a mission to offer health education to women, ages 35 and up. Supported by funders. Credible, health-related content. The Real Women, Real Stories section is relatable and informative.
Why is Folic Acid recommended during pregnancy and why are all my favorite brands jumping on the acai train? This is a great place to start your research on any supplement or drug’s benefits and uses, side effects and safety concerns. The website also shares quality overviews on a wide range of health topics from antioxidants to cervical cancer with lots of linked studies and websites to learn more. Curated by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, supported by tons of quality references and free of advertisements.
Healthful tip: Find out why Healthful Seasons include ingredients like ashwagandha, acai, and maca in our products by reading the quick summaries of their researched benefits on MedlinePlus.
A website from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) sharing the latest recommendations on women’s midlife health. Use the search feature to find a certified menopause clinician near you or check out the notetaking guides to help you track potential Menopause symptoms to share with your doctor. The website also offers a video series on midlife health topics and shares health professionals’ reviews of the most popular books on Menopause. NAMS is a non-profit supported by 2,000 members with professional backgrounds in medicine, nursing, sociology, psychology, nutrition and education.
National Institute of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is a federal agency dedicated to gathering research on mental disorders. In a section dedicated to women’s mental health, discover how common mental health disorders may affect females differently and find valuable information on the mental health concerns unique to women. An essential stop with numbers to health hotlines, informative brochures, statistics, videos and research reports on clinical trials.
This credible website from the U.S. Department of Agriculture contains the latest information on healthful eating choices. You can get information on types of herbal supplements, meal planning, recipes, dietary guidance, apps for food safety and information on the foods we eat.
Website with resources and science-based nutrition research with much of it delivered in short video modules. There’s a special section for women with loads of important information. A non-commercial site and a nonprofit charity founded by New York Times Best Selling author, Dr. Michael Greger who donates all of his profits back to the organization.
The Nutrition Source
Faculty from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition and invited experts clear up nutrition misinformation. Check out their evaluations of popular diets, their coverage of recent news in nutrition and their healthy recipes. No advertising or industry sponsorship.
A huge(!) collection of over 32 million research articles on the topic of health provided by the National Library of Medicine. All the nitty-gritty details about the latest scientific studies on the chemical composition, medical benefits and potential risks of any ingredient / supplement imaginable from collagen to green tea.
Healthful tip: Research gathered on PubMed influences all our ingredient choices in our products and our irresistibly health-packed recipes. Look up studies on the health benefits of some of our favorite ingredients for yourself! Acai is a key ingredient in our Spirt of the Morning smoothie enhancer and we love pineapple in our collagen-enhanced smoothies (like our Poolside Pineapple Smoothie).
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health
The Office of Women’s Health (OWH) coordinates women’s health issues and initiatives across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It works to address concerns and challenges by advancing, advocating and improving on women’s health issues across the U.S. The website is full of excellent educational information and resources for all women.
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