Nonrecommended Periodicals


Stephen Barrett, M.D.
November 15, 2019

I consider these publications untrustworthy because they promote misinformation, espouse unscientific theories, contain unsubstantiated advice, are insufficiently skeptical, and/or fail to distinguish between reliable and unreliable sources of advice. Some are no longer published. The magazines and journals marked with an asterisk (*) have carried ads for questionable potions, services, books, and/or publications. Few newsletters carry ads for products. Those marked with a double asterisk (**) have been accompanied by questionable solicitations.

Magazines, Fundamentally Flawed
  • Advances
  • Alive*
  • All Natural Muscular Development*
  • Alternative Medicine Digest*
  • Autism File
  • Better Nutrition*
  • Blaylock Wellness Report
  • Body and Soul* (formerly New Age Journal)
  • Body, Mind & Spirit* (ceased publication in 1998)
  • BottomLine Natural Healing with Dr. Mark Stengler
  • Bridges (published by ISSSEEM)
  • The Choice
  • Choices
  • Counselor*
  • Delicious!*
  • Doctors’ Prescription for Healthy Living*
  • Energy Times*
  • Explore More!
  • Fibromyalgia Aware*
  • Flex*
  • Food & Water Journal
  • Forefront
  • Good Medicine
  • Great Life*
  • Health & Healing (Journal of Complementary Medicine)
  • Health and Healing Wisdom Journal
  • Health & Nutrition Breakthroughs*
  • Health Confidential for Men
  • Health Consciousness*
  • Health Counselor*
  • Health Products Business (trade publication, formerly called Health Foods Business)*
  • Health Freedom News*
  • Health Naturally* (ceased publication in 1999)
  • Health Science
  • Health World*
  • Healthier Times
  • HealthKeepers*
  • Healthy & Natural*
  • Herbs for Health*
  • Holistic Health Journal
  • Holistic Medicine*
  • Holistic Times
  • The Human Ecologist*
  • Innovation*
  • Journal of BioAcoustic Biology (JBAB)
  • Journal of Longevity
  • Journal of Longevity Research*
  • Let’s Live*
  • Life Enhancement*
  • Life Extension*
  • Lifestyle and Wellness*
  • Living Nutrition
  • Living Wisdom
  • Longevity (discontinued in 1996)*
  • Massage & Bodywork*
  • Mothering
  • Muscle & Fitness*
  • Natural Awakenings*
  • Natural Cures Newsletter (Kevin Trudeau)**
  • Natural Foods Merchandiser (trade publication)*
  • Natural Health*
  • Natural Health Response
  • Natural Pharmacy (trade publication)*
  • Natural Remedies* (discontinued 6/98)
  • The Natural Way
  • Nature’s Impact*
  • New Body*
  • NEWLIFE*
  • Noetic Sciences Review
  • Nutrition & Fitness
  • Nutrition Bites
  • Nutrition Science News
  • Nutritional Perspectives
  • Pink & Green*
  • Positive Health
  • Prevention*
  • Prime Health & Fitness
  • Psychology Today*
  • Real Health (William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.)
  • Search for Health
  • Self
  • Senior Health*
  • Spectrum
  • To Your Health
  • Total Health*
  • Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients*
  • Vegetarian Times*
  • Veggie Life*
  • VitaJournal*
  • Vital Living (online)
  • Vitamin Retailer (trade publication)*
  • Well Being Journal
  • Whole Foods (trade publication)*
  • Your Health*
Magazines and Newsletters That Are Excellent Except for Too Many Poorly Reasoned  Articles on “Complementary”
and/or “Alternative” Medicine
  • AARP, The Magazine*
  • Arthritis Today*
  • Consumer Reports
  • Consumer Reports on Health
  • Newsweek (particularly its scaremongering criticizing fluoridation)
Journals (Fundamentally Flawed)
  • Advances: The Journal of Mind-Body Health
  • Alternative & Complementary Therapies*
  • Alternative Medicine Review
  • Alternative Therapies in Clinical Practice
  • American Journal of Natural Medicine*
  • Biomedical Therapy (formerly Biological Therapy)
  • Chiropractic Research Journal
  • Clinical Practice of Alternative Medicine (formerly Journal
    of Advancement in Medicine)
  • Ethical Human Sciences and Services
  • Fluoride: Journal of the International Society for Fluoride
    Research
  • Integrative Medicine
  • International Journal of Auricular Medicine (IJAM)
  • International Journal of Biosocial Research
  • Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
  • Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons (formerly Medical
    Sentinel)
  • Journal of the American Neutraceutical Association
  • Journal of Applied Nutrition*
  • Journal of Energetic Medicine
  • Journal of Holistic Nursing
  • Journal of Medical Sciences Research (JMSR)
  • Journal of Naturopathic Medicine*
  • Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine
  • Journal of Optimal Nutrition
  • Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine
  • Journal of Subluxation Research
  • Massage
    Therapy Journal
    *
  • Medical Veritas
  • Nutritional Perspectives
  • Pacific Journal of Energy Medicine
  • Seminars in Integrative Medicine
  • Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine
Journals, Excellent Except for Too Many Poorly Reasoned Articles

on “Complementary”
and/or “Alternative” Medicine

Printed Newsletters
  • After Everything Else FAILS Health Report
  • Allergy Hotline
  • Alternative & Natural Medicine Newsletter (discontinued
    in 1999)
  • Alternative Health Issues
  • Alternative Medicine Advisor
  • Alternatives (David Williams, D.C.)**
  • Antha
  • Beyond Health News
  • Bio-Probe Newsletter
  • Blaylock Wellness Report
  • Bob Livingston Newsletter
  • Bottom Line Health
  • Cancer Chronicles
  • Complementary Medicine for the Physician
  • Dr. Atkins’ Health Revelations (Robert C. Atkins, M.D.)**
  • Executive Health’s Good Healh Report
  • FDA Hotline (not an FDA publication; discontinued in 1997)
  • Forefront
  • Fountain
  • The Fungazatte Newsletter
  • Gerson Healing Newsletter
  • Healing Arts Report
  • Health & Healing (Julian Whitaker, M.D.**
  • Health Alert (Bruce West, D.C.)**
  • Health and Happiness
  • Health & Longevity
  • HealthBeat
  • HealthNotes
  • Health Realities
  • Health Resource Newsletter
  • Health Sciences Institute Members Alert**
  • Health Wisdom for Women
  • HealthFacts
  • HealthSense
  • HealthxFiles
  • Healthy Edge Newsletter
  • Healthy Talk
  • Health Victory Bulletin
  • Health Watch
  • Healthwise Digest (Zoltan Rona, M.D.)
  • Infinite Possibilities (Deepak Chopra, M.D.)
  • The International DAMS Newsletter
  • The Lark Letter**
  • Latitudes
  • John R. Lee, M.D., Medical Letter
  • The McDougall Newsletter
  • Medical Update
  • Men’s Health Newsletter
  • McAlvany Health Alert
  • The Mindell Report**
  • Natural Healing & Alternative Medicine
  • Naturally Well
  • Nutrition & Healing
  • Nutrition Bites
  • Nutrition in Complementary Care
  • Nutrition Insights (discontinued in 1998)
  • Nutrition News (Siri Khalsa)
  • The Nutrition Reporter
  • Options (People Against Cancer)
  • Organic Food Business
  • People’s Medical
    Society Newsletter
  • The Perlmutter Letter
  • Prescriptions for Healthy Living
  • Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation Health Journal
  • Pure Facts (Feingold Association of the United States)
  • Second Opinion (William C. Douglass, II, M.D.)
  • Secrets of Robust Health
  • Self Healing (Andrew Weil, M.D.)
  • The Doctors’ Prescription for Healthy Living
  • To Your Health (Alan N. Spreen, M.D.)
  • Total Health in Today’s World
  • The Vaccine Reaction
  • Vita-Health (People’s Medical Society)
  • Vital Communications
  • What Doctors Don’t Tell You**
  • Whole Health
  • Women’s Health Advocate**
Electronic Newsletters
Newspapers
  • Family Health News*
  • Health Matters (HealthNet Newspapers)
  • Health News & Review
  • Health Store News
  • Health Watch (HealthNet Newspapers)
  • Healthy Cell News*
  • Nutrition Health Review
Online Publications

This page was revised on November 15, 2019.