Recommended Periodicals

All are suitable for both health professionals and laypersons.

Consumer Reports on Health

Best all-around health newsletter of them all. Features practical advice on a large range of topics. Has extremely stringent standards for accuracy. Issued monthly. Subscriptions can be ordered online or by calling (800) 333-9784). Click here for sample article.

Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies (FACT)

Quarterly journal that features include editorials, debates, book reviews, and many research summaries accompanied by expert commentary. A 10% discount is available by ordering through Quackwatch.

The Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine

The only trustworthy journal that examines the claims and practices of "alternative medicine." It includes reports of original research, analyses of various methods, critiques of previously published studies, discussions of the principles and methods of valid research, and book reviews. Published quarterly. Individual subscriptions: $60/yr. in the United States, $70 in Canada. Institutional subscriptions everywhere: $100/yr. Call (800) 421-0351 or mail order to SRAM, Prometheus Books, 59 John Glenn Drive, Amherst, NY 14228.

Skeptical Briefs

Quarterly newsletter of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Included with associate membership, which costs $20 for 1 year, $35 for 2 years, and $50 for 3 years. Payment should be sent to CSI; P.O. Box 703; Amherst, NY 14226. Orders can also be placed by calling (800) 634-1610.

Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter

Outstanding source of practical nutrition information, news, and analyses of research findings. Issued monthly. Introductory subscriptions can be ordered online for $18 for 12 issues.

This page was revised on March 8, 2008.