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Who to Follow on Twitter: Doctors and Health Experts

November 2, 2011

As the Twitter-verse continues to grow, it can get pretty tough to wade through all the information floating around. Unless you don’t mind your Twitter feed getting congested with a bunch of celebrity gossip or random trends, "who do I follow?" becomes an important question. That’s why we’ve created a comprehensive guide to Twitter that we believe is of value to the Integrative Nutrition community! Below you’ll find doctors and experts in nutrition that are active on social media and worth following. Many are speakers at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and several are graduates of the Health Coach Training Program.

Doctors and Health Experts on Twitter:

@JoshuaIIN – Joshua Rosenthal – The Founder and Director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, who shares the latest IIN news as well as other nutrition resources. 

@DeepakChopraDeepak Chopra - A world leader in the mind-body medicine field and an incredible speaker, who has written several best-selling books and tweets many articles and inspiring quotes.

@BernieSiegelMDBernie Siegel, MD - An expert in healing and patient empowerment, and best-selling author, who tweets links to his online Q&As and health tips.

@NealDBarnard – Neal Barnard, MD - The Founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, who advocates preventative medicine and ethical research. He tweets nutrition facts and news articles.

@kathyfrestonKathy Freston - The best-selling author of several books, who promotes healthy, conscious eating. She tweets vegan recipes and the latest diet news.

@markhymanMark Hyman, MD – A best-selling author and a dynamic speaker, who focuses on functional and preventative medicine. He is active on Twitter, sharing news articles and health-inspired challenges for his followers.

@DrWeilAndrew Weil, MD – A best-selling author and speaker and the Director of Integrative Medicine and the University of Arizona. He tweets news articles and tips for meaintaing natural health and wellbeing.

@DavidWolfeDavid Wolfe – Best-selling author and authority on superfoods and raw food nutrition, who shares his latest travel adventures and updates on Twitter. 

@DrFuhrmanJoel Fuhrman, MD – A family physician, public speaker and nutritional chef who specializes in preventing disease through nutrition. He tweets updates from his blog and shares healthy tips.

@andreabeamanAndrea Beaman – A natural foods chef, author, and television host who advocates for thyroid health and healthy sustainable living. She shares recipes and news and gives healthy challenges for her followers.

@GeneenRothGeneen Roth - The author of several books and expert on distinguishing the link between our emotions and hunger. She tweets many inspiring quotes and questions to her followers.

@RobertNotterRobert Notter – The primary teacher of the Integrative Nutrition Fast Track program, who teaches students how to successfully build and market their Health Coaching practice. He tweets updates about events and workshops for successful marketing. 

@DrdavidKatz – David Katz, MD – The Director at Yale Prevention Research Center, who is a world expert on weight control and nutrition. He tweets his articles on The Huffington Post and other health-related news.

@JohnDouillardJohn Douillard, MD – An author and international teacher of Ayurvedic medicine, who tweets many updates about his workshop and lectures.

@DrBarrySearsBarry Sears, MD – The author of “The Zone Diet” who specializes in biotechnology and drug-free delivery systems. He tweets diet tips and answers to followers’ questions about health concerns.

@joy_bauerJoy Bauer – The health and nutrition expert for the Today Show, Yahoo! and Self Magazine, and the best-selling author of “Food Cures”. She tweets about everything from healthy recipes to weight loss tips and food benefits. 

@HarvilleHendrixHarville Hendrix, PhD – The author of “Getting the Love You Want” and co-creator of Imago Relationship Therapy who tweets about the latest news, food & health politics and primary foods.

@drterrikennedyTerri Kennedy, PhD, MBA – An award-winning expert in health and Integrative Nutrition graduate, productivity and empowerment who trains coaches and helps other perfect their businesses. She shares inspiring quotes and posts on Twitter as well as wellness tips and personal plans to make the world healthier.

@NourishMD – Susan McCreadie and Angelle Batten – One pediatrician and one Holistic Health Coach (Angelle is an IIN grad) that came together to create Nourish MD in Michigan to provide resources for parents who want to provide their children with real, healthy food. They share blogs and articles as well as inspiring quotes and special offers.

@michaelpollanMichael Pollan – The widely influential and best-selling author of several books including “Food Rules”- which has been expanded into a new edition and was just published yesterday, November 1st. He writes, and tweets, about conscious eating and food politics.

@Mark_Sisson – Mark Sisson – A former elite runner-triathlete who wrote “The Primal Blueprint”, a book with a comprehensive health plan and principles to live by, and blogs at Marks Daily Apple where he shares daily articles about living a healthy lifestyle.

@bittmanMark Bittman – Author of “Food Matters” and several cookbooks including “How to Cook Everything”. He is also a food writer for the New York Times Opinion and Magazine, and others. He discusses cooking simply, comfortably and healthily.

@IntegrateMD – Nicole Evans, MD – A resident physician who is passionate about holistic medicine and shares articles and tips about health, disease and integrative medicine. She has written several articles for the health and fitness channel on Helium

@TheresaJahnND – Theresa Jahn BSc ND – A Naturopathic Doctor at the Well Path Clinic in Toronto who focuses on women’s health and preventative medicine. She shares many news articles and information about preventative care and diet.

@johnmcdougallmd - John McDougall, MD - A physician and best-selling author in California who advocates for better nutrition and a vegetarian diet to prevent and reverse disease. He tweets personal videos, newletters and health tips about how nutrition affects overall wellness.

@TheGlutenEffect – Doctors Vikki and Richard Peterson – The founders of HealthNOW Medical in California, who wrote the “The Gluten Effect”, and provide resources and article about living gluten-free and raising awareness.

And of course, make sure you’re following us at @NutritionSchool!

To save you some time, we already compiled all the health and nutrition experts into one list on Twitter. Feel free to follow our @NutritionSchool list for Doctors and Experts. Did we forget a standout Tweeter that’s a doctor or nutrition expert? Let us know at

Good news- we’re not finished yet! We’re going to bring you several more Twitter directories in the following areas:

  • Health Coaches
  • Health wellness Bloggers
  • Healthy Recipes
  • Health News
  • Local Food
  • School Food Activists

Would you or someone you know like to be considered for one of our Twitter Directories? Email us at with the following: your name, Twitter handle, the category you’d like to be included in, and the sort of information or resources you share on your page. Make sure there is a link to your website or blog somewhere on your Twitter page.

Happy Tweeting!