Tag Archives: Wellness

Wellness Industry Veteran Robert Craven Named CEO of Megafood and Innate Response

Wellness Industry Veteran Robert Craven Named CEO of Megafood and Innate Response











Robert Craven


Derry, NH (PRWEB) June 28, 2011

BioSan Laboratories, Inc., producers of MegaFood™ and Innate Response™ premium whole food dietary supplements, announced today that Robert Craven has been named the company’s chief executive officer (CEO). Former president Carl Jackson will remain on BioSan’s Board of Directors.

Craven brings more than two decades of business management and marketing experience to MegaFood and Innate Response. His work as president & CEO of New Organic Ventures and NewOrganics was noted throughout the natural products industry as he led the organic ingredients distributor to double its growth in just two years. Craven is former president & CEO of dietary supplement company Garden of Life, which was recognized by Inc. magazine as the 14th fastest-growing private company in America during his tenure.

Craven’s experience also includes sales and marketing positions at Proctor & Gamble, Boston Scientific and The Hackett Group.

“Robert is the right management and marketing expert to help grow MegaFood and Innate Response to a new level of prominence. Our retailers can benefit from his in-depth experience with the natural products customer, our employees will be inspired by his passion for the industry, and his understanding of the science behind our supplements will resonate with healthcare practitioners,” said Carl Jackson. “He has a proven track record and a stellar reputation in the natural products community. We are thrilled to welcome Robert aboard.”

Craven earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Florida and an MBA from Florida International University.

ABOUT BIOSAN LABORATORIES

Founded in 1973, BioSan Laboratories produces and distributes the premium supplement brands MegaFood and Innate Response for the retail and professional health industry respectively. The company purchases ingredients from a network of U.S based Farm Fresh Partners, selling a wide variety of dietary supplements for various health needs. The company also supports a number of community outreach missions that promote healthy lifestyles and build awareness of organic foods and sustainable living. For more information, visit http://www.megafood.com or http://www.innateresponse.com

###









Attachments

















Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.







PACE Fitness Adds Nutrition Program to Offer Health Clubs and Members a Total Wellness Package in Time for New Years

PACE Fitness Adds Nutrition Program to Offer Health Clubs and Members a Total Wellness Package in Time for New Years










Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2010

PACE Fitness has been marketing its hydraulic circuit training equipment to women’s fitness centers and coed health clubs for over 20 years. PACE has now joined with the Medical/Weight Management Industry’s leader in the development of weight management products to offer an extensive line of meal replacements and protein supplements which have been scientifically designed to meet the nutritional needs of the Low Calorie dieter just in time for New Year’s Resolution memberships.

PACE President Rande LaDue states, “We have always suggested our health club customers offer some type of nutrition program to their members, but up until this point, we have never offered anything. We are happy to introduce our comprehensive program to help facilitate faster results for members and increased profits for the clubs. Exercise alone is only half of the wellness equation; now our health customers can offer a complete package.”

“January is typically the busiest month of the year for health clubs; however, it is even busier for weight loss centers because of the intimidation factor. Overweight people typically are too intimidated to join conventional health clubs. Our non-intimidating hydraulic equipment has helped many clubs overcome this hurdle; however, without a nutrition program, clubs are not offering what these people want and need as well as missing out on a great deal of profit.”

“Simplicity has always been a key factor to the success of our hydraulic circuit program. The same holds true with our new nutrition program. Our turn-key start up package for clubs includes staff training, marketing and program manuals as well as a start up supply of products for immediate sales.”

PACE Nutrition products will be available direct to the consumer through its website pacefitnessandnutrition.com for those areas without a PACE club nearby.

###





















Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.







Wellness Adventure Tourism a Hot New Trend

Wellness Adventure Tourism a Hot New Trend










Lacombe, AB (PRWEB) January 18, 2006

Meaning, purpose, health and vitality are essential for the wellness of an individual. Wellness is becoming a trend that people are looking for in all areas of their life including their travel plans. Choosing activities that foster physical, spiritual and mental well being are quickly becoming important to many people in choosing how they spend their leisure time. Everyone’s lives have become so busy and overcrowded. Technology has increased life to high speed. A chance to breathe, relax and engage in a renewing activity is becoming vital. Wellness adventure tourism offers a chance to re-energize, rejuvenate and become inspired.

There are many opportunities for people to participate in wellness tourism adventures. Anything from spa weekends and yoga retreats to sea kayaking adventures that include a spiritually renewing program. There are adventures that provide healthy, gourmet food choices or an adventure to spiritual places in Tibet or Israel. The Internet is a vast resource for finding the right adventure for everyone’s needs.

Spa and wellness tourism is a rapidly growing industry in Canada and the US. Every seven seconds a baby boomer is turning fifty years old and approaching retirement. There is a phenomenal interest by these individuals in tourism that incorporates wellness. According to Craig Oliver from Spas of America, in the past two years 11.2 billion dollars has been spent on spa and wellness tourism by Americans and 1.1 billion dollars was spent by Canadians. Wellness and anti aging are a trillion dollar business.

SpiritQuest Journeys is a wellness adventure tour company that provides journeys in nature with journeys for your spirit. Clients renew their physical, spiritual and emotional well being on these tours. Soft adventure sea kayaking, hiking and cross country ski tours in the most beautiful wilderness settings are offered. Custom and corporate options are available as well. Menus provide for optimal nutrition, energy and freshness. Emphasis is given for respect and stewardship of our environment. Wellness is essential to be able to enjoy and honour all of life.

# # #



















Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.







University Health Plans Moving Online: My Yoga Online Unveils New Wellness Program

University Health Plans Moving Online: My Yoga Online Unveils New Wellness Program











My Yoga Online University Wellness


Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 16, 2009

Just in time for back-to-school, My Yoga Online, the global mind-body health and wellness resource, is proud to announce the launch of The University Program. Simon Fraser University, The University of Iowa, McMaster University, and York University are already on-board. A buzz is generating across the North American educational system, as more universities follow the advent of preventative healthcare taking precedence across Canada and the US by signing on to the My Yoga Online University Wellness Initiative.

“What’s so great about this program,” says My Yoga Director of Business Development Michelle Trantina, “is that it addresses the key student and staff health concerns really effectively and efficiently. Time-strapped students and staff get instant access to health and wellness videos that address their specific concerns. They get healthier, on their schedule, on their time, in the way that suits them best.” A 2008 Report on Post-Secondary Institutions as Healthy Settings, by the Canadian Council on Learning, revealed that the top three student health concerns are: mental health, including anxiety and depression, sleep deprivation, and stress. Addictions and poor nutrition were also noted. BusinessWeek Magazine reported in 2008 that business schools at the University of Chicago, MIT, Harvard and Northwestern had all instituted yoga initiatives.

In response to these concerns, My Yoga Online’s University Program offers customized video programming that universities can access on their own websites. Students and staff can use the programming from home, at school, or anywhere with internet access. Each tailored program offers related health and wellness videos by top yoga, Pilates, and meditation instructors, plus nutritional experts, and more.

For more information visit My Yoga Online’s University Program.

Michelle Burtnyk, a recent Health Promotion Specialist at SFU, has this to say: “The videos have been extremely popular. According to the number of hits to the page, it’s one of our most popular on-line resources. We felt it was important to offer these videos, in addition to other resources and services, in an effort to decrease back pain and stress in the entire SFU community.”

My Yoga Online is a global resource for mind-body health and wellness and holistic living. They offer hundreds of yoga, Pilates, and meditation videos and expert information on workplace wellness, green living, expert health advice, a Q&A forum with professionals, and more. My Yoga provides health and wellness content and distribution to major airlines, universities, and media providers such as Tivo, York University, the University of Iowa, and Air Canada. For more information visit MyYogaOnline.com or call 1-888-488-3877.

# # #





















Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.







Health Insurance Provider Florida Health Care Plans Launches One of a Kind Wellness Solution

Health Insurance Provider Florida Health Care Plans Launches One of a Kind Wellness Solution













National Start Walking Day FHCP Employee Wellness Event


Daytona Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 19, 2011

As a leader in healthcare delivery and wellness in Volusia and Flagler Counties of East Central Florida since 1974, Florida Health Care Plans (FHCP) is pleased to announce the launch and state approval of its new wellness rider.

“We are a local company with the goal of improving the health of our members and our community by promoting an employee/employer culture of wellness education, focusing on healthy habits, preventive care, easier access to wellness programs and educational resources,” says Dr. Wendy Myers, CEO of Florida Health Care Plans.

This new approach is a collaborative effort between employers, employees and FHCP, to team together and work with health data to assist employees in addressing unhealthy habits with the goal of a healthier lifestyle. This employee/employer collaboration can also help control the zooming costs of healthcare, and create a healthier, happier and more productive workforce.

The rider has an attractive price tag, costing only 1%-2% of the group plan premium, for increased focus on employees’ health habits that could see a healthy return on investment (ROI). According to the National Business Group on Health, a non-profit industry advisory group, “Employers can realize as much as $ 3.27 in financial benefits for every $ 1.00 invested in workplace wellness programs.”

Another study, done by Sarasota County says, “A review of 32 studies of corporate wellness programs found claims costs were reduced by 27.8%,” and there were also significant declines shown in the number of physician visits, hospital admissions and incidence of injury.

Top of the line technology makes FHCP’s wellness plans accessible and user friendly. The company provides a 24 hour nurse advice line, a self-paced program for those who want to quit smoking, a weight management program and many other educational programs to encourage preventive healthy habits in addition to regular preventive care. Members also have access to an exclusive member portal, providing an easy way to make appointments with FHCP staff physicians, refill prescriptions at FHCP pharmacies and access “Welcome to Wellness” a state of the art health risk assessment with access to articles and multimedia content personalized for each member. There are also programs for members who have heart disease, asthma, high blood pressure and COPD for no extra charge. All of these programs focus on preventive treatment that helps to ward off serious health problems before they happen.

Dr. Mikelle Streicher PhD, RN Chief Marketing and Sales Officer says, “Workplace Wellness programs are not a passing trend. It is about investing in people and in good health so that good business and a healthy bottom line are all the more possible to obtain.”

For more information about FHCP’s health and wellness plans please visit http://www.fhcp.com.

About Florida Health Care Plans:

FHCP is a health maintenance organization in East Central Florida. Being an HMO, the company brings a strong emphasis on preventive care and health and wellness resources and education. As a local organization, they have been living among their clients for thirty years, working to bring better health care to the residents of Florida. Approximately 2,000 employers have trusted FHCP to take care of their employees with a wide selection of services and health solution products. In January 2009, they joined Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida as an independent licensee, which provides FHCP members with nationwide and global access to Blue Cross Blue Shield’s highly regarded and accessible Blue Card network. Their latest response to the needs of the community was in 2011, with the development of an Individual Health Plan product.

Contact Marketing Department

386-676-7110

###









Attachments


























Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.







Breast Cancer Survivors Learn Healthy Stress Response at Ontario Wellness Spa

Breast Cancer Survivors Learn Healthy Stress Response at Ontario Wellness Spa











Port Hope, ON (PRWEB) September 25, 2006

To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Hillcrest Valenova, an overnight wellness spa in Port Hope, Ontario, launches wellness retreats 3 nights in length that help breast cancer survivors and their supporters choose healthy responses to the stress of critical illness. During the retreat, guests participate in a customized workshop and individual stress management session delivered by Robin Dines, Stress and Wellness Consultant certified by The Canadian Institute of Stress.

“By helping women understand their unique ‘stresstype’, or way of responding to stressful situations, they can take action to build a healthier response to everyday stresses. The physical benefits are immediate — deeper breathing, increased mental focus and a more confident, optimistic outlook on life, even during the most critical of illnesses,” comments Dines.

The Strength Through Wellness spa retreat is built upon twenty years of clinical research on the Body Age which is conducted across the globe. The Body Age studies, founded on the principles of Dr. Hans Seyle and carried out by Dr. Richard Earle of The Canadian Institute of Stress, showed that of 3000 participants, body age was reduced by 11 years on average. In addition, participants increased their “Vitality Quotient”, which indicates the extent to which one enjoys optimal health and participates in a full life.

Sonja Shepherd, of Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre in Oshawa, Ontario remarked after a visit to the Spa, “The nurturing atmosphere at The Hillcrest Valenova allows women in all stages of cancer recovery to seek wellness on new levels. Cancer friendly treatments such as massage, reiki, and aromatherapy promote relaxation and help heal the body and soul, while the tranquil surroundings of the elegant overnight spa allow the spirit to be refreshed.”

The Hillcrest Valenova wellness spa employs mature, experienced staff, each of whom has a friend or family member touched by breast cancer. Spa Manager Simone Beitler explains, “We have the utmost regard for our guests’ dignity and privacy. The one-to-one ratio of staff-to-guest allows us to truly be ‘daymakers.’ This could be as simple as taking a reflexology treatment to a guest’s suite so they can be tucked into bed immediately following. We look for whatever might heighten the well-being of the person in that moment.”

The Valenova Wellness Spa is North America’s first and only Dr. Hauschka Destination Spa. Using this biodynamic product line imported from Germany, the Valenova spa menu is customized for breast cancer survivors.

The new Strength Through Wellness retreats at The Hillcrest Valenova Wellness Spa help breast cancer survivors to deal positively with the stress of a critical illness. Retreats run Tuesday-Thursday weekly, and include workshop, private consultation, all meals, spa treatments and overnight spa accommodations. Breast cancer survivors save by mentioning the Pink Ribbon Club.

About The Hillcrest — A Valenova Inn & Spa

Situated on 15 serene acres with panoramic views of Lake Ontario, this CAA/AAA 4-Diamond wellness spa is truly a private retreat. Guests are offered a variety of invigorating and healing spa treatments. The organic, biodynamic skin care products of Dr. Hauschka are used throughout the spa, offering guests an experience not available at any other destination spa in North America.

Guests of The Hillcrest are treated to organic meals, fine dining, mid-day tea, fitness facilities, outdoor seasonal saline pool, indoor/outdoor hot tubs, full-service spa, outdoor spa gazebos, forest walking trails and more. Web site: http://www.thehillcrest.ca

# # #






















Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.







ISGA Announces International Sprout Health & Wellness Month

ISGA Announces International Sprout Health & Wellness Month











Sprouts are delicious and easy to incorporate into your daily diet. Healthy, Tasty and Local.


Warwick, RI (PRWEB) June 01, 2011

The International Sprout Growers Association (ISGA) announces the launch of International Sprout Health & Wellness Month. Combining the efforts of hundreds of local growers, suppliers and retailers, the ISGA is helping consumers discover the unique and broad benefits of sprouts – local, health, taste and variety. During the month of June consumers around the world will be able to taste and learn all about these amazing vegetables, that some have called “Superfood”, and that have been harvested as a low-calorie, high benefit food source for over 3,000 years.

“Our goal is to make consumers aware of the many health benefits, taste and variety offered by the inclusion of both raw and cooked sprouts in our daily diets.”, said Steve Meyerowitz, a Director of the ISGA.

“Sprouts are highly bio-active baby vegetables. They are rich sources of enzymes and living nutrients that are easily digestible. And they are real ‘local’ agriculture. Food doesn’t get any fresher than this unless you grow it yourself.” — said Mr. Meyerowitz.

Sprouts contain super-concentrated levels of natural plant compounds and nutrients that promote health and protect against disease — sometimes up to 50 times more than those of full-grown vegetables.

The broad range of health benefits that come from eating sprouts include:

    Incorporating sprouts into your diet helps combat diabetes and obesity, because sprouts are low in calories and fat
    Alfalfa sprouts contain “saponins” – organic compounds that lower bad LDL cholesterol and stimulate the immune system
    Nutrients, enzymes, and plant compounds in sprouts can help combat coronary artery disease
    Green leafy sprouts contain high levels of anti-oxidants that enhance protection against the effects of aging
    Phytoestrogens in alfalfa, clover, and soy sprouts increased bone density in studies
    Broccoli sprouts produce the anti-tumor enzyme sulforaphane in levels 50 times higher than in the mature vegetable
    Sprouts hold great promise to help prevent, slow and reverse many forms of cancer

The range of health benefits that come from the nutrients and other natural plant compounds in sprouts are just beginning to be understood. Eating sprouts regularly can lead to better health and wellness, and increased longevity.

In addition to being good for your body, sprouts are delicious and easy to incorporate into any type of diet. There are hundreds of ways to include sprouts in your diet, and consumers and chefs are inventing more ways to enjoy sprouts every day.

According to Bob Rust of International Specialty Supply, “Throughout the month of June, the ISGA will be working aggressively to help people understand the wide range of health benefits that eating sprouts can offer, and show them how to enjoy sprouts in ways that are easy to prepare, and taste great.”

Consumers can learn more about sprouts and find more details on the health benefits and variety of sprouts, as well as great-tasting sprout recipes at http://www.isga-sprouts.org.

About the International Sprout Growers Association (ISGA)

The ISGA is an association of sprout growers, suppliers and educators. The goal of the ISGA is to promote information-sharing among its members in the areas of nutrition education, good growing practices, marketing, and recipe development.

###





















Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.







Sensei Revolution Continues with Groundbreaking Wellness App

Sensei Revolution Continues with Groundbreaking Wellness App












Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) August 17, 2011

Wellness goals need to influence choices health consumers make each day. With lifestyle choices accounting for more than 50% of ever increasing healthcare costs, wellness and prevention become more critical than ever.

Sensei, Inc, a leader in healthcare and mHealth, has developed a revolutionary and innovative approach to mHealth and wellness through programs for Health Plans, Employers, Accountable Care Organizations and Health Aggregators. These programs enhance client/employee engagement, connectivity and access thereby promoting better lifestyle, benefit and economic choices.

Sensei Wellness™ addresses key challenges in screening and wellness, saving clients and employers valuable time, money, and resources while producing superior results. “Sensei makes wellness easy to implement and highly engaging – Sensei makes wellness work,” said CEO and Founder Robert Schwarzberg. “Success is measured by engagement, outcomes, satisfaction, and the health of individuals and organizations,” he added.

Synergistic with most programs and solutions in the market, the blending of innovative mobile, web-based, and non-web-based solutions provides the increased interactions and touch points necessary to produce sustained behavior change. “The focus on usability and ease helps bridge the gap between corporate wellness and consumer wellness: the point at which participants become personally accountable for their health and wellbeing over time,” said Sensei CIO Timothy J. Dion.

Sensei Wellness™ modules are a holistic approach addressing the most pervasive issues facing health in America. Healthy nutrition, fitness, and weight loss are the cornerstones of this program, prompting, educating and tracking users as they eat healthier, walk more (goal 10,000 steps), and lose weight. For the appropriate patients, education and self-management of diabetes, prediabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure can be integrated with the basics of nutrition, fitness and weight loss.


    Automated tracking via wireless biometric devices or self reported data
    Data captured triggers real-time interactive feedback
    Self management tips and guidance through actionable messaging
    Healthy nutrition is taught as part of an interactive education module, teaching key concepts for weight control and health
    Agenda and automated alerts reinforce daily ‘to do’s’

Sensei Wellness™ makes technology personal, fitting seamlessly into people’s lifestyles and routines, promoting better choices, one choice at a time. This comprehensive solution demonstrates how multiple related conditions can be addressed efficiently and effectively, available to a mass audience while customized to the needs of the individual.

To learn more about this revolutionary and cost saving solution, go to http://www.sensei.com/sensei-wellness

About Sensei

Started in 2005, Sensei is a healthcare company bringing new solutions through innovative technology; connecting, engaging, and empowering people and the key stakeholders in healthcare with programs for health, wellness and chronic illness that improve outcomes and reduce costs. Sensei’s solutions are based on our extensive experience in population health, mobility and information systems.

Sensei is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL. For further information about Sensei, Inc. visit http://www.Sensei.com.

###





















Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.







Nurtur Expands Exclusive Relationship with Leading Academic Medical Center to Offer Select Health and Wellness Programs

Nurtur Expands Exclusive Relationship with Leading Academic Medical Center to Offer Select Health and Wellness Programs











Signature onsite health and wellness programs from Duke Medicine and Nurtur


Farmington, CT (PRWEB) August 16, 2011

With a shared focus to promote and support prevention and lifestyle behavior change, Nurtur® and Duke Medicine have expanded their longstanding exclusive relationship. Duke Medicine, a world-class research, education and patient care institution, provides the proprietary educational health content delivered through Nurtur’s online health management system. Nurtur, the behavior change company serving employers, plan sponsors, health plans and government programs, will now offer access to signature health and wellness programs available through Duke Medicine.

The new marketing collaboration will allow Nurtur to refer members interested in onsite health and wellness to participate in the most appropriate programs at Duke. The onsite programs align with the Nurtur PeopleCare™ approach to support behavior change with individualized assessment, engagement and coaching.

World-class health and wellness programs from Duke Medicine are a marquee benefit for employers to use in supporting a culture of health, enhancing employee satisfaction and recruiting top talent.

John McCall, Operations Director, Duke Diet and Fitness Center and Duke Integrative Medicine, says, “We are very pleased with this extension of our relationship with Nurtur as it provides opportunities for Nurtur clients to access a variety of excellent and recognized health and wellness programs and clinicians.”

A dedicated Nurtur team will provide information to members that express an interest in onsite programs, will provide assistance with identifying the most appropriate options and will direct members to Duke personnel for program enrollment and registration.

Patricia Simmons, Senior Director of Client Services Health Operations Integration at Nurtur, says, “Nurtur is proud to offer access to onsite personal health and wellness programs through our partnership with Duke Medicine. This is an excellent opportunity for our clients and their employees who desire additional care and support to receive world-class treatment delivered by clinical experts at Duke.”

Offered at or near the 26 acre state-of-the-art healing environment at the Duke University Center for Living campus in Durham, North Carolina, onsite health and wellness programs include:

Duke Diet & Fitness Center includes comprehensive programs lasting one to four weeks or more to empower individuals to achieve a healthier weight and improved fitness for life.
Duke Executive Health is a one-day program to address the preventive healthcare needs of people who lead high-stress lives with concierge-level, expert and streamlined diagnostic and care planning services with an optional focus on cardiovascular health.
Duke Integrative Medicine is a team approach to healthcare in a state-of-the-art environment that combines the best of Western medicine with proven complementary therapies.
Duke Weight Loss Surgery is a comprehensive program designed to support the patient from initial consultation through achievement of long-term healthy lifestyle goals.

For more information about these programs, visit http://www.nurturhealth.com.

About Nurtur: Nurtur is the behavior change company dedicated to helping individuals improve their health and wellbeing. The company offers wellness programs and health coaching to educate, enable and motivate people at all life stages to address the life issues that get in the way of health as well as the health issues that complicate living. Nurtur life and health management programs include wellness, disease management (including Back Pain, Depression, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Respiratory Disease), episodic/catastrophic care management, work-life resource and referral, employee assistance and professional training. The company provides services to multi-market segments including employers, plan sponsors, Third-Party Administrators, commercial health plans and government agencies.

# # #









Attachments

















Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.







Think-Outside-the-Book Publishing Launches New Portal Website that Reveals Startling Discoveries in Alternative Health and Wellness

Think-Outside-the-Book Publishing Launches New Portal Website that Reveals Startling Discoveries in Alternative Health and Wellness











“Top 5 Underground Health Secrets You Never Knew Before”

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2011

Mark Cranston is a 55-year-old man who spends more money on alternative medicine — such as fish oil, glucosamine and echinacea — than he spends out-of-pocket for prescription drugs. He’s not alone. Think-Outside-the-Book-Publishing researched and found consumer spending on alternative therapies has swelled to $ 460 billion, growing tenfold in the last 10 years. Additionally, there are presently 420 million visits to alternative health practitioners per year compared to 350 million visits to medical doctors.

The burgeoning demand for alternative medicine has spawned an industry of companies, entrepreneurs, alternative health providers and vendors selling a dizzying array of nutritional supplements, herbs and therapies to an insatiable public. Some of these products and therapies are scientifically proven to be efficacious, and others are questionable, at best.

To help consumers make informed decisions about their options in the world of alternative medicine, where conflicting information and marketing factoids and half-truths abound, Think-Outside-the-Book Publishing has recently launched the UndergroundHealthReporter.com portal website.

UndergroundHealthReporter.com emerged as a natural extension of the popular Underground Health Reporter weekly e-newsletter, which has 250,000 loyal subscribers from all over the world. The new portal website is designed to be a daily destination for discovering little-known, cutting-edge — sometimes unconventional and always startling — information in the field of health and wellness.

“Every alternative therapy and health breakthrough presented in the pages of this site has been thoroughly researched and verified for its effectiveness before it was allowed to be featured here,” says Danica Collins, editor of both the weekly e-newsletter and the portal website. “Because we’re publishers of health and wellness publications, and not vendors of alternative health supplements, we’re able to present unbiased information that enables readers to make better choices when it comes to their health.”

UndergroundHealthReporter.com is also a health community where users can share ideas, opinions, personal experiences, and health resources relating to alternative health.

To commemorate the official launch of the health and wellness portal, Think-Outside-the-Book Publishing is offering visitors a free sampler consisting of 5 of the most sought-after reports from its treasury of little-known health discoveries. The 5 reports, compiled into a downloadable e-book, provide a taste of the startling revelations that the portal website dishes out every day.

The free e-book, titled “Top 5 Underground Health Secrets You Never Knew Before” includes the following reports: How to Make a Cancer Tumor Dissolve in 40 Seconds … Why Drinking the Juice of this Young Grass May Turn Gray Hair Back to Its Natural Color … A Mushroom That Cures Cancer and AIDS … How to Make Your Cells Grow Younger … and Rub Your Stomach Away in 2 Minutes a Day. The URL of the portal website is http://www.UndergroundHealthReporter.com.

# # #





















Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.