New and upcoming health and fitness websites for you to follow in 2017

New and upcoming health and fitness websites for you to follow in 2017
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Hey, and welcome to my personal selection of new and upcoming health and fitness websites.

I hand-picked each of these sites because they provide well-researched, quality content.

Some of these are websites and bloggers that are still working hard to get their name out there and doing what they can to build a fan base. This roundup is my attempt at helping them succeed.

(But you should know that I am not getting compensated for what I do in any way!)

So visit their websites, bookmark them, subscribe to their newsletters or RSS feeds, share them with your friends, or help them out in any other way.

Also, the descriptions of what the websites are all about are their own words and they aren’t ordered in any particular way. I simply added the sites in the same order in which I connected with them.

1. Dr. Josh Axe

Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS, is on a mission to transform the health of millions all across America. A doctor of natural medicine, clinical nutritionist and author, he is passionate about helping people get well using food as medicine. In line with that goal, Dr. Axe has created one of the top natural health websites in the world. has over 10 million monthly visitors, where the main topics include natural remedies, nutrition, fitness, healthy recipes and current health news. He’s authored the groundbreaking book Eat Dirt along with The Gut Repair Cookbook. Special digital programs include Healing Leaky Gut and Essential Oil Transformation. Back in 2008, Dr. Axe founded Exodus Health Center, and it quickly grew to one of the largest wellness clinics in the U.S.

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2. Motivation Weight Management

Motivation Weight Management delivers a clinically proven weight loss programme across a nationwide network of 27 clinics in Ireland.

Since Motivation opened its first clinic in 1995, we have helped thousands of Irish people make positive changes to their lives by enabling them to both achieve and maintain their desired weight loss goals.

Motivation’s unique approach focuses not just on what people eat, but WHY, and provides the tools and support to help people overcome the habits, attitudes and emotions underlying overeating and other unhealthy behaviours.

At the heart of Motivation’s approach is the concept of Mental Weight - the individual person’s habits, motivation, stress symptoms, emotions and mental self-image. Motivation helps people to identify and reduce their Mental Weight so that it matches their desired weight. In this way, we concentrate on the person, not their weight, empowering them to achieve and maintain their long-term weight management goals.

At Motivation, our focus is not on the scales but on our clients behaviours; then as a result, the weighing scale will look after itself.

At Motivation, all consultations are one-to-one and completely confidential, so privacy is absolutely guaranteed.

Motivation succeeds where others fail because while dieting merely deals with the symptoms of being overweight, we tackle the root cause.

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3. Swee Lin Lim

Swee Lin Lim is a health and executive coach. She wants to raise the level of health and happiness at the workplace. To help busy people recover quickly from over-work, over-whelm and fatigue, she offers group and individual programs. Clients will have less sick-days, more energy, concentration, productivity and deeper trust-based relationships. She offers an integrated program with five simple elements that are essential to well-being: Eat, Sleep, Move, Trust and Breathe. In 2016, she authored and published 10 Easy Habits of Eating Well Being Well.

With over 15 years of consulting experience, she enjoys helping clients solve issues in Strategy, Marketing and Sales. Her career includes eight years with McKinsey, where she also held positions in Recruiting, HR and the Global Ombudsman office. She was faculty for the Asian Women’s Leadership Workshop. Other employers include AT Kearney Inc., Tenecco Automotive, the Economic Development Board of Singapore and Viva Foundation for Children with Cancer.

Swee Lin received her B.Sc. from the London School of Economics and MBA from The Wharton School. She completed the Executive & Organizational Development Coaching Intensive Workshop, focusing on Personal Transformation & Coaching and is a certified professional trainer.

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4. Dr. Becky Fitness

Dieting…It’s complicated. What if there were just four things to do each day that would wipe out 80% of your diet’s problems. And, what if those four daily habits were as easy to follow as 0, 1, 2, 3.

As a college instructor of the Science of Nutrition, Dr. Becky Gillaspy from Dr. Becky knows that complicated diet plans lead to frustration and failure. Her four daily habits instantly correct the glaring problems in your diet, so you can lose weight without turning your life upside-down.

As a former overweight sugar addict, Dr. Becky shares practical tips and videos to help you learn how to choose the right foods to cut cravings and gain energy, so you can lose weight even if you’re living in a weight loss resistant body due to blood sugar problems, menopause, or PCOS.

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5. Ultimate Fat Burner

Founded in 1999 by Paul Crane, has been dedicated to publishing science-based reviews of all your favorite (and not so favorite) diet, sport and nutritional supplements for close to two decades. Don’t be fooled by the name; this is a not another “fake reviews” site designed to pawn the latest miracle supplements.

The mandate of the site, Paul says, is not to discourage the use of supplements (Paul himself uses certain, high quality products), but to put things into proper context, to separate hype from reality, and to educate the consumer about over-priced products, shabby business practices, and unsupported claims. Consumers are constantly being bombarded with seductively bad information that sounds reasonable and “scientific” while appealing to their needs and desires, yet they have very few places to turn for a truly balanced perspective.

While Paul does not have a formal scientific background, he approaches the market from the point of view of an educated and skeptical consumer, who can make good, evidence-based decisions. The other half of, Elissa Lowe, is a food scientist and former research scientist at the University of California at Davis. She’s the “formal” scientist behind the site.

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6. All Star Health is a privately owned company which has remained in business for over a decade by providing product selection and customer service that is unmatched in the industry. We carry approximately 300 brands, and 20,000 different products in our temperature controlled warehouses. Find everything you need on our site!

We carry sports nutrition, vitamins & supplements, weight loss products, herbs, healthy kitchen alternatives, pet supplements, natural bath and body products, equipment/accessories and more! We offer fast shipping and unbeatable customer service. Shop online 24 hours a day! Give us a try, we’ll make you a loyal customer for life!

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7. Food Revolution Network

The Food Revolution Network, led by John and Ocean Robbins, has 350,000 members worldwide, and is committed to healthy, sustainable, humane, and delicious food for all. Along with many top food revolutionaries, they are working to:

  • Make whole foods nutrition education an essential part of medical school curricula
  • Eliminate the routine use of antibiotics in industrial meat production
  • Make strong GMO labeling a reality in the U.S.
  • Reduce or eliminate government subsidies of unhealthy foods and commodity crops
  • Lower the cost and increase the accessibility of healthy food
  • As well as working on other projects in support of their mission

Beginning this month, their 6th annual Food Revolution Summit will take place from April 29th until May 7th. This free, global, online event is an opportunity for everyone to get credible, cutting-edge information about food and health from 24 of the world’s top doctors and experts — all in one place. If you want to get informed, get inspired, and take action for your health, the health of those you love, and the health of the planet — this is an event you don’t want to miss. You can see more about it and join here now:

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8. Boom-Boom Performance

Boom-Boom Performance is a Lifestyle Fitness and Nutrition Blog, plus Online Coaching Program, which tailors training and nutrition specifically to the individual and their lifestyle. You can find content created by Cody “Boom-Boom” McBroom in just about every category – specific nutrition plans, styles of eating, training programs, fat loss strategies, stress management, supplementation, and even his podcast Mind Vs. Muscle which is available on the site and iTunes that covers everything listed and then some.

The core value of Boom-Boom Performance is to be a go-giver. With years of free content loaded onto the site, you can find just about anything needed to help you pursue your goals in fitness and health – and their goal is to keep on pushing that to bring more and more free fitness and nutrition content in the years to come.

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9. The Tezzy Files

Conceptualized and created in Nov 2014 from a sheer love for the written word, The Tezzy Files is a lifestyle blog by Tehzeeb Huda. Based in Dubai (UAE), the blog covers the ever-changing foodie scene of the city, lists enticing recipes from local celebrities and also includes snippets on healthy eating.

Tehzeeb (aka Tezzy) is a diehard fan of natural beauty products, and dedicates a section of her page to DIY skincare. The blog is also regularly updated with the latest news and reviews from the world of beauty and makeup.

Tezzy has a quirky sense of style. Never one to follow fashion norms but making rules of her own, Tezzy’s unconventional fashion posts include tips on how to wear swimwear to work, and rocking the abaya.

Check out The Tezzy Files for all things Beauty, Fashion, Food and everything in between, with love from the UAE.

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10. Healthier Notions

Jenna Longoria is a holistic health practitioner specializing in digestive health and female hormonal balance. She is a firm believer that the right diet has the power to heal and prevent disease. Jenna works with women who have difficulty losing weight, experience fatigue, and/or suffer from digestive stress. She helps heal their imbalances by using holistic methods such as personally tailored food and exercise plans, lifestyle adjustments, and supplements.

Jenna’s personal battle with digestive stress and hormonal imbalance led her to this profession. With the healing power of nourishing foods, Ashtanga yoga, and the right supplements, she now leads a healthy and vibrant life. Today, her passion is to help other women feel the same.

Jenna is the author of “7 Steps to a Healthier You: An Attainable Guide to Health”, which is available on Amazon.

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11. The Nourished Caveman

The Nourished Caveman is one of the few blogs on the internet, with relevant information and recipes about the Keto Paleo diet and lifestyle. Lately there has been a lot of talk about the ketogenic diet and the great health benefit it provides, like rapid weight loss, restoring brain function, reversing insulin resistance and much more.

Vivica Menegaz, nutritionist, cookbook writer and the author of the blog, is a strong advocate of the ketogenic diet, but not just any keto. She uses "A therapeutic ketogenic diet for health and weight loss, in short Keto Paleo." Combining the principles of the Paleo and AIP diets with ketogenic macronutrients, and a mediterranean flair, from her native country of Italy.

In her blog you will find an array of delicious recipes and nutrition articles as well as a FAQ page and a Keto 101 page to help you understand the principles of this lifestyle. Vivica does not consider Keto Paleo just a diet, but a way of living that promotes deep and vibrant health, vitality and longevity, as well as sustainability. Some of her most popular recipes include Coconut Chocolate bars, Keto Macaroons and a Shrimp and Bacon Skillet.

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12. Focus Nutrition

Focus Nutrition was built on the foundation of helping people achieve their fitness and health goals We make sure that all of our products are what they say they are. For instance, whats the point of drinking whey protein to be healthy, but that has artificial flavors, sweeteners, and colors? We are launching a whey protein that is all natural. None of the ingredients listed above. Also all products a NON-GMO ingredients, contain no fillers, are manufactured in a GMP certified and FDA registered facility.

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13. Proteinfactory was established in 1998. The company sells high-quality nutritional products for sports nutrition. Proteinfactory is one of the leaders in the field of protein powders, weight gainers, and creatine.

Proteinfactory consistently releases new products that are unique to the supplement industry. Proteinfactory was the first company to sell cutting edge proteins such as Peptopro and Bovine Plasma Protein. Proteinfactory was the first company to invent a whey protein that was not instantized with soy lecithin. In addition, Proteinfactory invented one of th first complex carbohydrate supplements called Oatmuscle. Oatmuscle is a powdered complex carbohydrate drink which is great to make weight gainers and mass gainer shakes.

Alex Rogers is the owner of He is a dietary supplement expert. Alex has been involved in formulating, developing, and manufacturing supplements for almost 20 years. He believes transparency is the best way to sell sports nutrition products. He writes weekly articles about numerous topics dealing with the sports nutrition industry.

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Robyn launched the bakery-inspired blog, as a way to encourage and inspire women to treat themselves in a new way, embracing the philosophy that we should all treat ourselves better, both through word and food. She wants a place that balances indulgences and nourishments, a place that would make her feel okay if she wants an ice cream cone for dinner, but still a place that talks about our well-being with a pure, unadulterated love for creating and eating whole foods.

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15. Holisticole is a healthy living blog founded by Nicole Eckert, Holistic Nutritionist and total health nut. Powered by Passion, find whole-food recipes to nourish, online programs and informative blog posts on various topics from adrenal fatigue, gut health, holistic living and daily detox tips.

You can follow Holisticole’s daily adventures on Facebook & Instagram (@holisticole) and get inspired at BE vibrant.

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16. FitFluential

FitFluential is a one-stop shop for fitness, nutrition, wellness, and healthy lifestyle posts. Topics range from tips for newbies to advice for seasoned fitness pros, and the friendly vibe of the posts conveys complex information in a way that's easy to read. In addition, there are always giveaways, prizes and discount codes for brands you know and love (and brands you're about to fall in love with, too). Whether you’re looking for a new workout to take on, a recipe to try, or advice on how to create a healthy lifestyle for yourself, there is always something new to read on

What makes this site unique is the community that comes along with it. You’ll see FitFluential Ambassadors across social media, crushing their workouts and supporting each other through their fitness journeys. Join the community and check out the informative articles- it’s a fun and friendly way to stay up to date on all the latest fitness and health trends!

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17. PositiveMed

PositiveMed is a growing health and wellness media company with 17 websites in 4 different languages: English, Spanish, Russian and Persian. It creates and shares original, educational, simplified and “positive" content in different fields of health and wellness, natural remedies, healthy foods, healthy pets, relationship, psychology, DIY tips and gardening.

The content is in the forms of articles, videos, posters, infographics, and is shared with millions of its fans and social media followers.

The company started in 2011 by Nima Sheikholeslami, MD, a medical doctor turned entrepreneur, and Sara Zargaran, an artist and social media guru with their first website, After graduating from medical school, Nima noticed health information is mostly too complex, unattractive, frightening and in many cases associated with negative stigma which dissuades the majority of people from learning more. That's the reason PositiveMed is focused on creating a happy, positive and enjoyable environment for its readers. PositiveMed believes in the healing power of nature and prevention and it teaches simple lifestyle changes to prevent different health conditions.

Later this concept was scaled to other languages and countries, including Costa Rica, Mexico, and Russia. PositiveMed is based in Miami, Florida.

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18. True Mood Food

My site aims to look into the science of food and how the impact of certain foods can affect your mood in different ways, such as foods to give you energy, foods for your brain and foods to help with anxiety. The site also covers a number of nutrition-related articles with a new section on cooking with kids to give mums ideas of healthy snacks and meal ideas to give to hungry kids and fussy eaters.

All my recipes are made to be healthier than your standard recipe, without refined sugar with ideas to make healthier versions of foods that still taste great.

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19. Ketogenic diet menu is a site that is dedicated to people that have problems with excess weight. In addition to Ketogenic diet, our site also provides a lot of other recipes that will help you solve your excess weight problem. Through our love for nature we decided to write about the healing properties of various herbs and everything that encapsulates a healthy lifestyle. On our site you can also find numerous traditional recipes that were used by the old folk for the treatment of various ailments. We hope that we will help everyone accomplish their goals towards a healthier and happier life.

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20. Au Naturale Nutrition

The website is the perfect resource for everyone desiring to radiate beautiful health. Its founder, Jenny Yelle, MS, is a Holistic Wellness Educator who loves to bring some glamor to the realm of traditional health & nutrition. She believes in taking a whole-food approach to beauty and aging gracefully. Her wish is that everyone can feel and look beautiful, and live a full, vibrant life - simply by using the power of a nutrient-rich diet and practicing a natural lifestyle.

Au Naturale Nutrition features a complete approach to holistic wellness. The “Au Naturale” recipes feature ingredients that provide nutrient density and deep nourishment. They are naturally anti-inflammatory and gluten-free. The “Au Naturale” lifestyle articles highlight healthy habits that foster digestive wellbeing, natural detox, weight management, energy, balance, and personal growth. “Au Naturale” beauty is synonymous with the appearance of vitality, nourishment, and health. This website is the ideal place to learn about the connection between nutrition, your skin, and aging well. It features many DIY beauty recipes, too.

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21. Well-Being Secrets

Well-Being Secrets is a blog about how to live healthier life through proper nutrition, fitness and general life choices. It was founded by Helen Nichols who graduated from Cornell University with nutritional sciences degree. When she writes her articles, she uses a science-backed approach, so all statements are supported by actual research.

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22. Skyler Tanner

Skyler Tanner MS is an exercise physiologist in Austin, Texas with nearly 2 decades experience in health and wellness. His professional interest is in lengthening human health span through exercise, dietary, and lifestyle interventions.

His blog focuses on concepts, techniques, and research that informs how he helps clients around the world in achieving this goal. In addition, he's present at academic and industry conferences across the country on topics such as resistance training and cognitive function, and modifiable lifestyle factors that improve healthspan.

From working with athletes to prescribing medical exercise for individuals with chronic conditions, Skyler's blog gives you a glimpse as to how he uses sustainable strength training for his clients at his Austin facility, aptly titled Smart Strength.

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