- Adriana Puckett
The newest addition to the CRRL family of databases, Natural Standard is a powerful tool for researching topics pertaining to integrative medicine. It was "founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies."
Database selections include "Food, Herbs, & Supplements;" "Brand Names," "Animal Health" and much more. A grading system is provided that ranks available data about the use of a therapy for a specific condition. The tool section gives you access to a respository of calculaters, patient handouts, and nutrition labels, among other things. In the "Checkers" section, you can examine interactions between herbs, supplements, vitamins, and minerals. Under "News & Events" you can access Natural Standard's newsletter, blog, and information audio/video podcasts/webinars.
Natural Standard is a powerful database with vital health research, which can be accessed for free by CRRL patrons with just your library card.