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Integrative Healthcare Organizations and Information

American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM)
www.abpsus.org/integrative-medicine
Board certification from the ABOIM® assures the quality of medical specialists in the practice of Integrative Medicine. It indicates mastery of the specialty experience and knowledge as well as a professional commitment to adhere to the American Board of Physician Specialties Medical Code of Ethics. The ABOIM defines integrative medicine as the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing. The board certification process consists of submission of the completed

American Board of Holistic and Integrative Medicine(ABHIM)
www.abihm.org
The Vision of the ABIHM is to establish and maintain the highest standards of medical care and transform medical systems towards holism, by combining science and compassion. ABIHM evaluates the candidacy of applicants (M.D. and D.O.) for certification in Integrative Holistic Medicine; creates, promotes, and improves the standards for Integrative Holistic Medicine; and provides certification and maintenance of certification for physicians in Integrative Holistic Medicine.

American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)
www.ahha.org
This nonprofit educational organization provides health and wellness information to the general public. Their website contains self-help articles, resource lists and organization information.

American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)
www.holisticmedicine.org
The web site of this professional association for medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy and medical students covers conference information, the AHNA newsletter online, consumer information and a browsable physician membership directory.

American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)
www.ahna.org
This nonprofit membership organization of nurses and other healthcare professionals supports research, education and promotion of holistic healthcare. Website offerings include conference information, holistic nursing certification program information, and a list of other certificate programs endorsed by the AHNA.

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA)
www.ahvma.org
A professional organization supporting the study and use of expanded treatment approaches in veterinary care. Website covers FAQs, an Association directory, links, and information on specific animal conditions.

American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC)
http://www.aihc-us.org/program-resources/
AIHC transcends boundaries to transform learning, policies, practices, and scholarship toward an improved system of health and wellness for individual patients, communities, and populations through collaboration of all healthcare professionals. It promotes the scholarship and leadership necessary to develop interprofessional education and transform health professions education across the learning continuum, for students, practitioners, and educators. Their site has a robust list of resources and hosts an interprofessional webinar series.

ARCCIM (Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine)
https://www.uts.edu.au/research-and-teaching
The Centre was established in 2012 to address the growing need for public health and health services research in complementary and integrative medicine. Research undertaken by the Centre in collaboration with many prestigious partners across Australia and internationally focuses on CAM practice and use, the interface between CAM and conventional practitioners and assessing implications for policy, practice and patient care. The Centre is located at the Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney.

Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Bastyr University
http://bastyrcenter.org
Under Health Conditions and Concerns A to Z, find the natural therapies approach to a wide variety of health conditions.

Cambrella
http://www.cambrella.eu/home.php?
CAMbrella is a pan-European research network for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Its goal is to develop a roadmap for future European research in CAM that is appropriate for the health care needs of EU citizens and acceptable to the EU Parliament as well as national research funders and healthcare providers. It fosters meaningful, reliable comparative research and communication within Europe and creates a sustainable structure and policy.

CAMline
http://cvhl.ca/virtual-library/resources/camline
CAMline is an authoritative evidence-based website on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for healthcare professionals and the public. It covers natural products and therapies.

Center for Mind-Body Medicine
www.cmbm.org
Founded by James A. Gordon, M.D., this nonprofit educational organization is devoted to creating a new compassionate medicine combining ancient healing wisdom and modern medical science. Web site provides information on training programs, Center programs, reports and articles, and a bookstore of recommended titles.

Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine
http://www.ahc.umn.edu/cahcim/home.html
A consortium of academic medical centers created to help transform medicine and healthcare through rigorous scientific studies, new models of clinical care, and innovative educational programs that integrate biomedicine, the complexity of human beings, the intrinsic nature of healing and the rich diversity of therapeutic systems. The site has an A to Z section of health conditions that lists websites that present the integrative approach to treatment for each condition.

The Fetzer Institute
www.fetzer.org
A nonprofit educational organization furthering mind/body/spirit health care approaches through education and research. Their web site provides information on their philosophy, programs, resources, conferences and events, and more.

Have a Healthy Mind
www.haveahealthymind.com
Dr. Richard P. Brown and Dr. Patricia L. Gerbarg offer the latest breakthroughs in integrative approaches for mental health and brain function using the skillful integration of integrative treatments with traditional medical and psychological practices. Integrative treatments include herbs, nutrients, and mind-body practices such as yoga, qigong, breathing and meditation.

InformedHealthOnline
www.informedhealthonline.org
This independent non-profit foundation supports evidence-based decision making in the German health care services. It publishes assessements of effectivieness and quality of health care services. It is a scientific resource for the general public and the health care community. As an independent publisher of evidence-based consumer health and patient information, it does not provide individual patient advice.

IWellVille
http://iwellville.com
“Beyond the daily health headlines”, this site takes an honest and informative look at health information and research on food, mind-body, environment, remedies, cultural issues and more.

The Institute for Integrative Health
www.tiih.org
Based on a firm scientific foundation, the Institute for Integrative Health aims to reframe the conversation on health, nurture creative solutions, explore cutting edge ideas, and engage the public in an active emphasis on optimal health.

Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS)
www.ions.org
A research and educational membership organization supporting mind/body health and spiritual development in order to move towards a humanistic societal transformation. Their substantive web site includes program publications, research publications, archives of IONS articles, events, travel, and more.

International Society for Complementary Medicine Research
http://www.iscmr.org
An international professional, multidisciplinary, non-profit scientific organization devoted to fostering Complementary and Integrative Medicine research. It provides a platform for knowledge and information exchange to enhance international communication and collaboration.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
http://nccam.nih.gov/
Part of the National Institutes of Health, the Center was established to research and evaluate complementary/alternative therapies in order to determine their effectiveness and safety and to communicate this information to the public and the healthcare community. Their extensive web site contains information about complementary/alternative (CAM) medicine, news and events, FAQ’s, classification of CAM practices, fact sheets, consensus reports, clearinghouse, clinical trial awards data, and clinical trial opportunities.

National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, University of Minnesota
http://www.ahceducation.umn.edu/national-center-for-interprofessional-practice-and-education/
In 2012, the University of Minnesota was selected to be the lead organization for the Health and Human Services (HRSA) five-year $4 million cooperative public-private partnership focused on contributing to the transformation of health care by identifying ways to improve health, enhance patient care, and control costs through integrating interprofessional practice and education. The Center aims to create a transformational “nexus” to incubate ideas, define the field, and guide program development and research. The work of the Center is focused on five core areas: leadership; collaborative practice and health system transformation; education and training; research, evaluation and scholarship; and innovative and novel models.

New Approaches to Chronic Disease
www.healingchronicdisease.org
Developed by the Center for Health and Healing, this NIH-funded multimedia website in English and Spanish provides in depth information on the integrative approach to Diabetes, Heart Disease and Chronic Pain in three formats: text, audio slide show and Flash animation. Also provides online self-care exercises to help you learn new ways to manage stress and build coping skills, annotated research, and high quality resources to help you learn more about maximizing your health.

The New Medicine
http://thenewmedicine.org
Based on the PBS program, this site focuses on prevention strategies and involving poeple in their own healthcare. An A to Z section of health conditions covers the integrative approaches that have been shown to be beneficial. A My health Planner section helps you create and track your own health plan for balance and well-being.

New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care
www.zencare.org
The Center’s mission is to transform suffering into wisdom through
counseling and psychotherapy, education and trainings including
Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program, consulting, end of life care,
and Zen practice. The Center believes that in turning toward the
suffering of the world, we begin to transform it into possibilities
for growth.

NIH Senior Health: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
http://nihseniorhealth.gov/complementaryhealthapproaches/whatarecomplementaryhealthapproaches/01.html
Describes the research on integrative approaches to diseases that affect older adults including heart disease, cancer, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease.

PedCAM
Pediatric Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research and Education Network
www.pedcam.ca/resources/search?page=&t=colic&go=GO&f[]=all&c[]=all
Created in 2004, this Canadian network disseminates a wide range of integrative healthcare information and builds collaborative relationships between researchers, educators, clinicians, and policy-makers, nationally and internationally. PedCAM is an academic, non-commercial organization, housed within the Complementary and Alternative Research and Education program, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta www.care.ualberta.ca. Services includes links to databaes, books, EMB resources, CAM links, funding opportunities and more.
PDR Health
www.pdrhealth.com/home/home.aspx
This site for consumers from the PDR (Physician Desk Reference) includes information about prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbal medicines, and supplements. It also has information about diseases and conditions, surgery, treatment options, and clinical trials.

Preparing For Surgery
www.preparingforyoursurgery.org
The Department of Integrative Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s unique free online evidence-based mind-body program is based on the 8-year Holistic Surgery Program developed by a clinical nurse specialist at Beth Israel. This site presents the benefits of stress reduction techniques before and after surgery, but more importantly takes the patient step by step through a complete program. It teaches mind-body therapies like deep breathing, guided imagery and biofeedback directly in audio and video formats so patients can do the work of pre­paring for surgery at home, while being guided by an expert in the field.

PubMed Health
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth
Provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions. The site specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question “what works?” in medical and health care.

RxList: The Internet Drug Index
http://www.rxlist.com
This site has information about prescription and non-¬prescription drugs, herbs, and supplements, searchable by generic and brand name. It also has a useful pill identifier tool, information and slide shows about diseases and health topics, and a medical dictionary.

Samueli Institute: Exploring the Science of Healing
www.siib.org/
As a non-profit scientific research organization, the Institute
investigates healing processes and their application in promoting health and wellness, preventing illness and treating disease. It is one of an elite group of organizations in the nation with a track record in complementary and integrative medicine, healing relationships and military medical research.

Taking Charge of Your Health
www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu
Produced by the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota, this web site provides practical information on expanding treatment options, getting the most from the current healthcare system and making the changes you want through My Health Planner.

University of Maryland Medical Center
www.umm.edu/altmed
A highly informative introduction to the most common complementary and integrative approaches, from acupunture to yoga.

We Can!
http://www.nih.gov/wecan
From the NIH, this site helps parents teach children how to eat right, get active and reduce screen time. Lots of handouts, tips and guidance.

GREEN GUIDE

The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology®
www.ImusEnvironmentalHealth.org
Located at Hackensack University Medical Center, this is one of the first hospital-based programs whose specific mission is to identify, control and ultimately prevent exposures to environmental factors that may cause adult, and especially pediatric cancer, and other pediatric health problems including asthma and autism. The site is informative and well-researched and provides practical information on safe cleaning products, resource guides, up-to-date research on environmental health topics and more.

Environmental Working Group
www.ewg.org
This non-profit organization educates consumers on healthy non-toxic choices and advocates for policy change on the national level. It provides practical consumer guides to healthy cleaning products, skin care products, pesticides in produce, sunscreen, water filters, healthy home tips, cutting-edge research and education initiatives, healthy recipes and more.

Farmers Market Search
http://search.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets/?source=govdelivery
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Search a current listing of farmers markets throughout the United States

Good Guide
www.goodguide.com
GoodGuide™ aims to provide the world’s largest and most reliable source of information on the health, environmental, and social impacts of products and companies. Their mission is to help you find safe, healthy, and green products that are better for you and the planet. Originated as a UC Berkeley research project, GoodGuide has developed into a totally independent “For-Benefit” company providing information needed to make better decisions.

FuelEconomy.gov
U.S. Department of Energy
http://www.fueleconomy.gov
You can use this guide to choose the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets your needs. For model year 2013 and on, click on “Find a Car”, type in year, make and model to search for information on specific vehicles.

Healthy Child Healthy World
http://healthychild.org
Website devoted to reliable and accessible information about how to limit environmental toxin exposure for children.

Health eHome
www.webmd.com/health-ehome-9/
Healthy Child Healthy World has partnered with WebMD in a new website entitled Health eHome. On this site you can navigate virtual rooms of a family home, explore potential dangers and how to avoid hazards, learn easy solutions and new tips, and watch short videos and join blog conversations.

Local Harvest
www.localharvest.org
Find organic family farms, farmers markets, restaurants, groceries and food co-ops in your area. Search by city, zip code or state.

Skin Deep
http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com
Skin Deep is a safety guide to cosmetics and personal care products brought to you by researchers at the Environmental Working Group.

The Teleosis Institute
www.teleosis.org
An educational not-for-profit organization devoted to developing effective, sustainable health care by professionals who serve as environmental stewards. The Institute has three major goals: 1)To educate health professionals about the principles and practices of Ecologically Sustainable Medicine; 2)To build a community-based network for professionals providing Green Health Care; and 3)To provide access to high quality, cost-effective, sustainable medical services benefiting underserved populations and the environment.

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Patient Websites During Illness

Free, private, web-based communities for organizing friends, family, and colleagues during times of need.

CarePages www.carepages.com

Caring Bridge www.caringbridge.org

LotsaHelpingHands www.lotsahelpinghands.com

MyLifeLine www.mylifeline.org


HEALTH APPS

Addiction Recovery

Sponsor Support
$0.99 on the App Store
This program makes getting help easier. Users can contact their sponsor via voice or e-mail, keep track of their days of success, journal daily thoughts, and keep their group and medical contacts at hand. Sends a map
of the user’s GPS when their sponsor is contacted.

AA Steps Away – Locate Worldwide 12 Step Meetings
iOS — free
Android – free (title slightly different – “Steps Away – 12 Step Meetings”)
Locates users’ current location and directs them to the nearest 12 step recovery meeting including AA, NA,OA, GA, CA, DA, Alanon, and Alateen in the U.S., Canada, UK, and Australia.

Quit It 3.0 – stop smoking
Available on the App store, $0.99
This motivational program supports and encourages smokers to quit and helps ex-smokers avoid relapse. It keeps track of cigarettes not smoked, money saved, and the benefits of quitting. Successes can be shared via Facebook, Twitter or email.

Quit Now
Android, free
In English and Spanish. Counts days without smoking, cigarettes not smoked, money saved, and time saved. Covers nine aspects of health that will gradually improve, tips for quitting, and provides a widget.

Behavior Change

MindShift
Free on App store
Designed for teens and young adults but can be used by anybody.
A great tool for anxiety developed by Anxiety BC (Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia) and BC Mental Health & Addiction Services. It teaches relaxation skills and new ways of thinking, and suggests healthy activities. Useful for perfectionism, social anxiety, test anxiety, worry, panic, performance anxiety, conflict and more.

Sleep Cycle
iPhone
$0.99
Uses the accelerometer in your iPhone when place on your bed during sleep to monitor your movement to determine which sleep phase you are in. Sleep Cycle then uses a 30 minute alarm window that ends at your
set alarm time and wakes you in your lightest sleep phase.

Unstuck
Android, iPhone, iPad
Free
Provides on-demand coaching for behavior change and personal growth with personalized digital tools with tips and input from a community of people facing their own stuck moments.

Cancer

Avva
iPhone, Free
This app, designed under the guidance of physicians at the Stanford Cancer Institute, can keep track of appointments, names, places, scheduled procedures and medicines, including side effects from treatments. You can also share the information with your doctors so the two of you can adjust treatments as needed. You can record memos or even entire doctor’s appointments, track tests and their results, and connect with the Avva community of people who are going through the same things who can be a resource and powerful source of encouragement.

Cancer.net
iPhone, iPad and Android, Free
From the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Accurate oncologist-approved cancer information with tools to help plan and manage your cancer treatment and care. Covers 120 types of cancers. Provides an interactive tool to keep track of questions to ask healthcare providers and record voice answers, a place to save information about prescribed medications, including photos of labels and bottles (on camera-enabled devices), a symptom tracker to record the time and severity of symptoms and side effects, and more.

Children’s Health

KidsDoc
iPhone and Android, $1.99
Created by The American Academy of Pediatrics to help you analyze what your child’s symptoms mean, decide the best treatment, and know when to seek emergency help. The app helps you determine if the condition is getting worse and needs medical attention. If it’s something you can treat, the app gives you step-by-step instructions and illustrations to take care of your child.

Coping with Illness

AfterShock: Facing a Serious Diagnosis
iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
free
Receiving bad health news can be scary and confusing. This new, free app offers a basic roadmap through the first few days and weeks, providing concise information and trusted resources to help you regain a bit of control during this turbulent time.

Diabetes

Fooducate — Healthy Food Diet & Nutrition Scanner
iPhone and Android
Free
It can tell you if hidden sugar, trans fats, and corn syrup are lurking inside your groceries. But it does more than tell you what NOT to eat. It also provides suggestions for healthier alternatives.

Glucose Buddy — Diabetes Helper
iPhone and Android
Free
Gives you constant reminders via push notifications. Plus, it will track your blood sugar levels, carb intake, medicine, A1C levels, and more.

HelpDiabetes
Androidworld.nl
Free
A carb counter application available in English, Spanish and several other languages with food composition tables in 10 languages. Measure the ingredients, enter them in the application and it calculates the amount of carbohydrates. It also tracks total fats and proteins.

First Aid APP

Pocket First Aid & CPR
American Heart Association
iPhone ($3.99) and Android ($2.99)
Guides you the steps of performing CPR and using a defibrillator. Includes in-depth information for other
health emergencies.

St John Ambulance First Aid
Available for free on the App store
This app includes the latest first aid advice and protocols for dealing with emergency situations. It is simple to follow with illustrated guides and voiced instructions. It covers severe bleeding, choking, heart attack, unconscious not breathing, unconscious and breathing.

Fitness

Absolute Fitness app for Android: One-Stop Nutrition and Exercise Database
Android, $4.99
Allows users to log and manage their food intake, exercise and weight. Provides the nutritional composition of more than 10,000 foods and the calorie expenditure of more than 180 types of exercises. Diet goals can be customized and tracked and exercise workouts recorded. There is automatic calculation of daily nutrient limits based on personal profile and dietary goals. Daily nutritional snapshots help users see how much they’ve eaten and how much they can still eat while graphical charts track weight and calories over time as well as body fat %, blood pressure, hours of sleep and number of glasses of water.

Garmin Fit
iPhone and Android
$0.99
Tracks how long you’ve been going, how far you’ve gone, what your speed is, and how many calories you’ve burned on your run, walk or cycling. Saves all your sessions for comparison and training. When you activate the option, friends and family members can track you while you run for safety if you’re out on your own or during a race.

iFitness
iOS, $2.99
This robust exercise database (300 unique exercises) provides clear illustrations, 175 videos and instructions. Exercises are sorted by body region or exact muscle. Step by step directions and video instruction are provided. Allows users to add exercises, track their progress, and email the data. Includes 20 work-out routines targeting everything from weight loss to strength building, stop-watch timer, built in BMI calculator/tracker, and more. Exercises range from
using free weights, cables, machines, exercise balls and no equipment.

Sparkpeople
For iPhone, iPad, blackberry, Android
Free
Diet & Fitness Tracker: Track your food and your workouts, current weight and more. Healthy Recipes: A free app with thousands of healthy recipes Perfect Produce: Learn how to buy, store and prepare fruits and veggies.

Green Resources

iRecycle
Apple iOS, Google Android
Cost: Free
Find nearby locations to dispose of CFLs, rechargeable batteries and so on. Simple and easy to use. This Earth911 app tells you how, where and when to recycle just about anything. Using your current location, ZIP code, address or city, get information on collection points, such as Web site, phone number, directions, hours of operation and other materials collected.

Seafood Watch
Apple iOS, Google Android
Free
This handy guide from California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium tells you which seafood items are sustainably harvested, which to best avoid, and the scientific rationales for each recommendation.

Heart Health

Pocket First Aid & CPR
American Heart Association
iPhone ($3.99) and Android ($2.99)
Guides you the steps of performing CPR and using a defibrillator. Includes in-depth information for other
health emergencies.

HeartWise Blood Pressure Tracker
iOS, $0.99
Keeps track of systolic and diastolic BP, resting heart rate, and weight. Visualization shows trends, detailed analysis, statistics on daily BP fluctuations and over time. Automatically calculates mean arterial pressure, pulse pressure, and BMI. Export data by email as a fully formatted report, in spreadsheet format, or as plain
text and import existing records or data from other applications. Configure reminders as alerts to taking measurements or medications. English, German, and Spanish language support.

Instant Heart Rate
iPhone or Android – $1.99 and free
Uses a phone’s camera to measure how fast the heart is beating. Place your index finger over the lens, wait a few seconds, and your heart rate appears on the screen.

Meditation/Relaxation

iSamahdi – Meditation Timer
iOS. $0.99
Creates customized sessions. Meditate in silence or associate a favorite song, chimes or guided teaching with the meditation. Features a personal meditation journal, session timer that can be paused and resumed, and multiple chime choices developed by Buddhist monks.

Relax Melodies
iOS, Free
Professionally designed and developed, this app offers 70 high quality ambient sounds, volume adjustment for each sound, and binaural beats for brainwave synchronization to help induce relaxation, meditation, and sleep.

Sleep Better with the White Noise Mobile App
Android, Apple iOS, Blackberry
A free version and a full version for $1.99
The free version includes 10 sample sounds while the full version adds another 30 sounds and allows the app to run in the background. Both versions include timers so the app will turn itself off after a specified period of time. A playlist can be created of chosen sounds so a user can fall asleep to one sound and then change over another soothing sound during the night.

Simply Being — Guided Meditation for Relaxation and Presence
iOS, $0.99
Developed by Richard and Mary Maddux, creators of the Meditation Oasis podcasts. Choose a voice-guided meditation length of 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes with the option to listen with or without music or nature sounds.

Sleep Cycle
http://www.sleepcycle.com/index-bottom-text.html
Uses the accelerometer in your iPhone when place on your bed during sleep to monitor your movement to determine which sleep phase you are in. Sleep Cycle then uses a 30 minute alarm window that ends at your
set alarm time and wakes you in your lightest sleep phase.

Yoga Relax
iOS, $0.99
Yoga sessions are customizable from 1 to 36 minutes with over 35 Yoga moves. Features include the ability to turn on or off an audio instructor, detailed information about poses, the required steps for correct positioning,and how to maintain a pose. Sessions can be paused, poses can be skipped both forward and backward, and each pose can be viewed with a detailed text description of the pose and its physical and mental benefits.

Nutrition/Weight Loss

Sparkpeople
For iPhone, iPad, blackberry, Android
Free
Diet & Fitness Tracker: Track your food and your workouts, current weight and more.

Glutenology — Gluten Free Lifestyle
iPhone, $2.99
Produced by Dr. David Ramsey, who specializes in Functional Diagnostic Medicine
An all-in-one gluten free guide: contains all the gluten free facts and why gluten contributes to health issues. This is the most comprehensive and concise explanation of the problem of gluten sensitivity and living gluten free. It includes: 50 Home Made Gluten Free Recipes; List of Food Items That Contain Gluten; List of Safe Alternative Non-Gluten Grains and Flours; Access to a plentiful source of gluten free food products available on the web, and more. Scan the barcode on food items to help determine gluten content.

Tap and Track
iOS, $3.99
Covers food, exercise and weight. Computes nutritional intake on foods eaten, physical activity, actual weight and target weight. Keeps track of calories by calculating basal metabolic rate (BMR) and finding daily calorie count based on gender, age, weight, height and type of the job (uses the Harris Benedict Equation to do the calculations). Each time a snack or workout is entered, users receive a nutritional tally as well as the number of calories they have left for the day. Graphs and spreadsheets track progress and can be e-mailed. Contains the largest offline food database of any iPhone calorie counter with over 400,000 food items and 2,000 foods.

Is that Gluten Free?
iOS, $7.99
Designed for those with gluten sensitivities, celiac disease or anyone interested in gluten-free eating. Includes over 23,000 manufacturer verified gluten-free products from over 510 brands. Search by category, brand or product name. Manufacturer comments provide pertinent information such as cross-contamination. Onetouch manufacturer website and phone links for further information. The Searchable Ingredient tab is filtered by Safe, Unsafe and Possibly Unsafe Ingredients. Frequent free updates.

NutriSleuth: Food, Ingredient & Nutrition Analysis for Allergies, Medical & Wellness
iOS, $4.99
Translates everyday foods bought in the grocery store into ‘allowed or not allowed’ based on an individual’s medical, allergy and lifestyle needs. The app allows a user to create individual profiles for each member of the family based on medical condition, allergies and lifestyle. NutriSleuth scans product barcodes and returns
information on ingredients and nutritional information, flagging warning messages when contraindicated items are scanned.

Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal
Android, free
Has a large food database of over 600,000 foods and 350 exercises with fast exercise and food entry. Scan the barcode of an item and find its match in the database. Fully syncs with the web, so the data is backed up online. Tracks all major nutrients, provides progress reports, and has the ability to create customized goals based on a personalized diet profile.

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Content last modified on Sep 18, 2014