There is a lot of news and information out there about health these days, so much that it can be difficult to figure out what is real and science-based and what is not true at all. The best way to know if what you are seeing is trustworthy is to follow experts on social media. These experts know the difference, and have the education, experience and in some cases the credentials to prove it.
Follow these top health experts on Twitter for the latest health news, helpful tips and information that will help you stay up to date on what you really need to know to live your best, healthiest life possible.
1. Monica Reinagel (@NutritionDiva)
Monica Reinagel is the host of The Nutrition Diva podcast and blogs about health and nutrition for The Huffington Post. The information she shares on Twitter is all evidence based, which means she is an expert in staying current with food and nutrition research. She will always make sure to tell you what is and is not true about the information, especially the things you often hear in the news that are exaggerated or misinterpreted when it comes to new studies about health.
2. Linda Miner (@Linda Miner)
Linda Miner is a certified holistic nutritionist. She puts a special emphasis on nutrition and healthy eating to promote anti-aging. She tweets out a variety of tips, which is what makes her twitter account unique. She shares health and nutrition tips primarily, but also advice for tech and marketing, which she also seems to know a lot about. Her expertise gives her followers an inside look into ways they can improve their healthy lifestyles without drastically changing their entire lives. She is someone worth following if you are interested in holistic means of living a healthier and more fulfilling life.
Mark Sisson is a triathlete and elite runner who hosts his own blog about diet, health and wellness. Following him on Twitter will introduce you to a wide variety of posts both from his own site as well as articles, tips and information from other credible sources as well. He always has insightful things to say relating to diet and health, and the information he has to offer his followers is credible and trustworthy. He gives suggestions for improving your diet and health, which means his advice is applicable to anyone interested in living a healthier life.
4. Food Babe (@thefoodbabe)
Food Babe is the Twitter account you should follow if you are interested in knowing what really goes into the food you eat. Food Babe is a writer and activist who is on a mission to expose the potentially harmful elements the food industry chooses to add to the foods we purchase, prepare and eat every single day. Follow her tweets for a personal account of how much better and healthier of a life you can live if you pay more attention to what is really in your food.
5. Andrew Weil (@DrWeil)
Dr. Andrew Weil is an author and frequent sharer of medical, health and nutrition information from credible sources. Both of his books revolve around the idea of how the food you introduce to your body influences your potential in the world. His mix of informative and personal tweets about his interests and hobbies, especially hiking, make him a great expert to follow. His tweets give a great perspective on what it means to live a long, happy and healthy life, which is not only inspiring but entertaining as well.
6. Marion Nestle (@marionnestle)
Marion Nestle is a professor and the mastermind behind foodpolitics.com. Her Twitter feed focuses mostly on politics and how they affect the food industry. It is important to know how various factors affect the food we are offered to consume, and that is what she is best at explaining to her social media followers. By following her you will learn more about the foods you are sold and what influences the foods you buy and how you can become more informed.
7. Chris Kresser (@chriskresser)
Chris Kresser is a reliable and often humorous health expert to follow on Twitter. His posts are informative, current and will often put a much-needed smile on your face. Even with so much health misinformation on the rise, Kresser makes sure to keep his followers updated on what’s going on in the realm of health, but he also makes sure to keep in mind that these topics don’t have to be all serious all the time. Living a healthy lifestyle is something meant to be enjoyed, the same way Kresser enjoys sharing health information with his Twitter followers.
8. Joy Bauer (@joybauer)
By day, Joy Bauer is the expert health and nutrition consultant for NBC’s Today Show, which means it’s her job to stay up to date on what is going on in the food, nutrition and wellness scene. When she isn’t working, she is tweeting, usually about current health news and information she feels her followers will benefit from and share with the people they care about. Among some of her most popular tweets are simple nutrition tips, food facts and tasty and healthy recipes she wants to share with her followers.
9. Robb Wolf (@robbwolf)
Robb Wolf is a Paleo activist and expert and New York Times bestselling author. He is also a biochemist. His background knowledge allows him to share tons of posts online containing credible information about food, diet and how people are affected by the food they eat. He shares tips and even Paleo diet success stories on his feed, so even if you do not intent to adopt the diet, you still have the chance to learn about how it has influenced other people’s healthy lifestyle choices.
No matter what kind of health information you are out there searching for, these health experts and frequent Twitter updaters will keep your knowledge on track and your life as healthy as you choose to make it. Stay healthy!