(HealthCastle.com) It's human nature to share views and knowledge with others. In the 21st century, you don't have to be a professional writer to express yourself - just about any one can start a blog, a Facebook profile or a MySpace page. We set out to find the best blogs that turn personal obsession into a resource library! Here are our picks...
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Obsession: Fresh Foods (Blog: Pinch My Salt)
What set PinchMySalt apart from thousands of other food blogs and recipe sites is the founder's true obsession to cooking fresh, whole foods. From recipe development, to photography, to final editing, Nicole Hamaker does it all. Stationed in a US Navy base in Sicily for three years, Nicole fell in love with cooking meals made with fresh, local ingredients. Be sure to try Nicole's recipes - you'll understand why healthy, wholesome meals can be easy to make.
Obsession: Diet Foods (Blog: I Ate A Pie)
Bombarded by "diet" foods sold in local supermarkets, Tanya Patrice, then Food Science and Nutrition Ph.D. student, started I Ate A Pie in October 2004 to look for truly healthy diet foods. Ranging from Diet Trash to 5 stars ratings, this blog has reviews on just about any diet foods out there.
Obsession: Ethical Foods (Blog: The Ethicurean)
Heard a lot about sustainability, but don't know what it really means? We've found a blog for you. On a quest to look for tasty things that are also sustainable, organic, local, and ethical, Bonnie Powell started the ethicurean movement when she started her blog in May 2006. This blog is very informative - you will learn everything from food policies and safety alerts, to finding local farm markets and even food humor!
Obsession: Helping Patients (Blog: Eat Right, Stay Well) An outpatient dietitian working at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Christine McKinney's passion in helping her patients is contagious even through the phone line. In fact, her blog postings are all inspired by questions asked by her patients! Most (but not all) of her patients' questions are diabetes-related, so be sure to check out her blog if you are struggling with the same issues.
Obsession: Staying In Touch with Dietetics (Blog: Dietriffic) A Northern Irish dietitian temporarily relocated in South Australia, blog founder Melanie Thomassian brings north to the south, and west to the east. Unable to find a dietitian job in Australia, Melanie started her blog in March 2007 as a means to keep herself "active" in the profession. If you would like healthy food ideas that are truly global in nature (like Chinese choy sum, whole wheat English muffin, or Swiss muesli), make sure to check out Melanie's blog.
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