If blogs were books, I’d have a to-read stack as high as my ceiling. There are so many beautiful and insightful blogs out there about health and wellness, I wish I had time to read them all.
But there are a few that I actually make time for on a regular basis, health bloggers that hit at the core issues which are so important to me — like body image, balanced nutrition, and getting rid of that plague known as stress.
It was tough to narrow it down, but I did my best and picked some of my favorite health blogs by women who write about health in a way I totally respect.
Here are the Top 9 of the Best Health Blogs by Women (that I Actually Read):
1. Robin Konie, www.thankyourbody.com
Thank Your Body is simply the stockpile of all things good and healthy. Want to make your own mascara? Check. Want to ditch diet dogma? Check. Want to make delicious healthy desserts? Check.
Robin Konie is all about looking at health from a holistic perspective. Everything we do affects our health — the way we move, what we put in our bodies, what we put on our bodies, how we deal with stress… everything. And she does an amazing job tackling all sides of the equation.
My Favorite Posts from Robin:
2. Amber Rogers, www.gokaleo.com
Ever need a kick in the pants wrapped up in compassion and common sense? That’s Amber Rogers. I’ve been following her blog on and off for a couple of years and I simply love the down-to-earth advice she gives about health, weight loss and respecting yourself.
If you want to change your body and your life without losing your sense of reason or self-respect, this is the blog for you.
My Favorite Posts from Amber:
3. Emily Bartlett, www.holisticsquid.com
Emily Bartlett unleashes her special myth-busting powers on Holistic Squid. She’s not afraid to question mainstream advice (but in a sound, totally agreeable way). Between the amazing recipes (two words: mug brownies) and the healthy living advice, you’re going to find plenty of gems on this blog. Prepare to bookmark. A lot.
My Favorite Posts from Emily:
- 4 Cheap and Easy Ways to Protect Against Swimming Pool Chemicals
- My Family Ate 40 Pounds of Butter in 3 Months
- Is White Rice Bad for You?
4. Steph Gaudreau, www.stupideasypaleo.com
When I grow up, I wanna be Steph. I’m not “paleo” but I still absolutely love Steph’s work. Her food photography is straight up gorgeous, first of all.
But she also puts emphasis on empowering women to live their best life (and not according to anyone’s rules, either!), and promotes making healthy changes that make sense for you instead of following a rigid plan.
My Favorite Posts from Steph:
- How Walking Your Path is Holding You Back
- Working Out with Your Menstrual Cycle
- 5 Reasons to Ditch Cheat Days
5. Emily Benfit, www.butterbeliever.com
Emily is officially — in my book at least — The Girl with Guts. She’s not afraid to call it like she sees it, or cross the line in the sand when it comes to both mainstream and alternative health dogma. Even if you don’t agree with everything she says, she makes you think. And that’s kind of the point, isn’t it?
Most of all, I love how she promotes not stressing about what you eat. She and I see eye-to-eye when it comes to how detrimental we believe stress can be to your health.
My Favorite Posts from Emily:
- Is White Flour Really that Bad?
- Let’s Calm Down a Little Bit About Our Food, Shall We?
- Is Honey Really Healthier Than Sugar?
6. Nia Shanks, www.niashanks.com
I seriously wish we could clone Nia Shanks — or at least inject more of her Lift Like a Girl philosophy into the mainstream. Her message is all about being more, not less — how being a powerful woman, in every sense of the word, might just be the best thing you can ever do for your health.
I love her fitness advice and especially her perspective on healthy eating. So many internet high fives to you, Nia.
My Favorite Posts from Nia:
- 7 Reasons Why You Should NOT Do a Sugar Detox
- 20 Tips to Break Away from Binge Eating
- This May be More Important Than How You Eat or Work Out
7. Megan Buer, www.harmony-restored.com
Megan is a breath of fresh air in an online community that is constantly focused on “fixing” ourselves. Megan proposes that trying to “fix” yourself might be making everything worse! She brings an aura of calm and encouragement to a space often filled with fear-mongering and blame.
I challenge you to read a few of Megan’s posts or watch a handful of her videos and see if you don’t immediately feel a sense of peace.
My Favorite Posts from Megan:
- An Open Letter to Self Help Junkies
- Can You Be Healthy Without Restricting Your Diet?
- Are Your Mystery Health Symptoms Just Anxiety?
8. Ariana Mullins, www.andhereweare.net
I’m a writer and lover of words. And maybe that’s why I love Ariana’s blog. Yes, I admit I do live vicariously through her expat adventures and I’ve adored following her journey from England to Spain during the last few years.
But she also manages to blend health, emotional well being, food, family and community into one grand romantic adventure in a way no other blogger — that I know — has done.
My Favorite Posts from Ariana:
- Chocolate Espresso Cake (Grain-Free)
- How We Buy Our Food – Without Going to the Supermarket!
- 10 Ways to Get Yourself Out of a Funk
9. Kelly Winters, www.primallyinspired.com
Kelly blogs at Primally Inspired and she is truly someone who makes life a little sunnier. I always walk away from her posts feeling a little brighter and happier — whether it’s a crazy-good dessert recipe, a natural remedy or even something fashion-related.
It’s all full of such warmth and friendliness, you never get the oh-so-common preachy feel like on so many other health blogs. It’s more like sitting down with a friend over a nice cup of joe and chatting about your favorite things. What’s not to love?
My Favorite Posts from Kelly:
- 6 Surprising Benefits of Collagen PLUS Why, When & How To Take It For Best Results!
- Flourless Peppermint Fudge Brownie Bars
- Homemade Flea Powder
Who is YOUR favorite women’s health blogger? Tell me your favorites in the comments below!
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Elizabeth is the founder of The Nourished Life and has been writing about natural living for 12 years. Her work has been featured at Shape, Bustle, and Mother Earth Living. Her mission is to help you lower your stress levels and find fun ways to become happier and healthier. Read more about Elizabeth here.