Top 50 people to follow on Twitter

My mission to discover the truth about the human diet, health and longevity is largely influenced by what I read and learn from the people I follow on Twitter.  Following is a list of the Top 50 people I follow, categorized by their area of focus and listed in descending order of followers.  Some names you may recognize and others may be new to you.  Regardless, I trust that you will find their posts as interesting and informative as I do.  Enjoy!


Andrew Weil, M.D.‏

Dr. Weil’s official Twitter – daily information on integrative medicine, nutrition, natural health and wellbeing.

Michael Pollan

Author of Food Rules; In Defense of Food; The Omnivore’s Dilemma; The Botany of Desire; A Place of My Own and Second Nature.

Marion Nestle

Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health.

Michael Greger, M.D.‏

Dr. Michael Greger’s is a noncommercial, science-based source for the latest in nutrition profiled in hundreds of short engaging videos.

Pam McDonald

The Perfect Gene Diet is an award-winning, customized plan that utilizes an integrative medicine approach supporting the whole person—mind, body, and spirit.

Padraig O Dwyer

If you don’t take care of your body, where else are you going to live? Helping people get healthy & fit from the cellular level out.

Tzabia Siegel

Nutritionist, life coach + author of Jump Off the Diet Treadmill. Passionate about healing through food, movement + creativity


Dr. Mehmet Oz

Cardiac Surgeon and Host of The Dr. Oz Show.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Staff Neurosurgeon, Emory Clinic CNN Chief Medical Correspondent.

Dr. Mercola

I am an osteopathic physician, health activist and founder of the #1 natural health site I advocate dietary and lifestyle approaches to health.

Dean Ornish, MD‏

Dr. Ornish is Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF and Founder/President of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute.

Mike Wendland

Mike Wendland is doing an experiment to find out what will happen if he only eats food that is good for him, nutritionally balanced, organic and healthy.

Kelli Roig RN

Another Awesome Site From NurseWorkz. RN/Educator, Certified Fitness Expert. Giving You The Help That You Need for The Health That You Want.

geri king

Daily tips on health, nutrition, fitness, dieting alternative health and more. Helping you build a better you!


Mark Bittman

Writer on food for New York Times; author of How to Cook Everything.

Snack Girl

Written by Lisa Cain, Ph.D., an avid snacker, foodie, published author, and mother of 2.

Jeff Wendland

Husband, holistic practitioner, alkaline diet adviser, and nutritionist.

Andel Darling

I am dedicated to growing food sustainably and building community. I do this in a variety of capacities.


Mario Frapiccini‏

You too can live longer, by reaching your Health and Fitness potential. Follow us for Hints and Tips.

Melissa McCreery PhD

Psychologist, Coach, Consultant, Runner. Emotional Eating & Healthy Thinking Expert for Entrepreneurs & Professionals.It’s not what you know, it’s what you do.

DT Burns‏

My passions – running, biking & strength training. Done most diets. I also review fitness sites.


All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.

Gretchen Reynolds

Phys Ed columnist for The New York Times Well blog, author, wife, mother and slow but avid runner and cyclist.


Fitness expert.

Arielle Novak‏

Fitness Expert, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Exercise Instructor. Wheat-free/Gluten-free!


Dalai Lama‏

Welcome to the official twitter page of the Office of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

Tony Robbins

The Official Tony Robbins Account.

Dr Wayne W Dyer

Bestselling Author.

Ashley DeAngelis

Empower health conscience individuals to reach their potential | leadership developer | motivational speaker.

Robert Piper‏

Happiness enthusiast, health, meditation, nutrition. Writer for Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, and MindBodyGreen.

Duong Sheahan

Empower people 2 Live Healthier & Happier | Natural Health | Mom of 3 | Photography-iPhoneography | Travel | App Addict.


Reiki Master, Author, elephant journal writer, Intuitive Coach-The Pattern Buster.

John Robbins

Bestselling author, social activist, and humanitarian.

Rubin Naiman, PhD‏

I am a sleep and dream specialist who takes an integrative, body-mind-spirit approach. Sleep and dreams are so much more than servants of waking life.

Natalie Kling

Practicing radical health and living my dreams through Spiritual Nutrition, Fasting, Simplifying, Community and blurring the line between work and play!


Joel Fuhrman, MD

I am a board–certified family physician, best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutrition.

Dr. Tom Frieden

CDC Director, MD and disease detective. Putting science into action for safer, healthier people.


The official twitter account for Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease.

Jeff Novick


Kathy Patalsky

There is a cat sleeping on my desk, sunshine coming through my window (I hope) & yummy vegan food in my kitchen .. to photograph or eat (whichever comes first.)

Kathy Freston

Health and Wellness Activist, Author.

Jason Dunn

Regular guy with a knack for one-liners.

Rory Freedman

Col Patrick-Goudreau

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, author of The 30-Day Vegan Challenge™, empowers people to live compassionately & healthfully. Author, podcaster, public speaker.


Founder of Vegan Nutritionista, author of The Vegan Bread Box, Cut the Cheese, Vegan Meal Plans.

Sue Cross

Author and Huffington Post blogger.

JL Fields

Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach. Post-40 I became a marathoner/triathlete, changed careers, and transitioned from vegetarian to vegan. You can, too!

Sarah E.

Raw vegan food and activism. Writer on veganism, health, sexuality, spirituality and more.


David Wolfe

World Authority on Chocolate, Raw and Living Food Nutrition, Superfoods, Herbal Healing, Grounding Technology, Spring Water, and Having THE BEST DAY EVER!

Dara Style‏

New thinking in food & design for living a life in harmony with nature raw and refined 😉


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2 responses to “Top 50 people to follow on Twitter

  1. Thanks so much for including Snack Girl! -Lisa


    Great list! I followed those who I’m not already following and found your list and blog through the snack girl’s retweet. Would love to be on a non-toxic living list if you ever make one. Come check out my tweets @1healthyfuture Have a great day!

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