Health Consumer

Sick Care vs Health Care: There Is A Difference & An Answer

Sick Care One morning I was setting up a booth at a trade show. I had time to spare so I looked for the coffee. The facility was still preparing everything for breakfast so I slumped back to the booth to wait. A few minutes later I overheard a gentleman ask the conference administrators about …

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Behavior Kills: Nearly Half of Cancers Can Be Prevented By Behavior

Behavior Kills We have known for years that behavior impacts health. There has been a linkage between smoking and cancer for decades. A new study shows that unhealthy behaviors, including smoking, are behind many cancers. We found that 42% of all incident cancer cases and almost one-half of all cancer deaths, representing 659,640 cancer cases …

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Why hotels are getting serious about relaxation and wellbeing

The Hospital in Hospitality The English word hospital finds its roots in the Late Latin hospitale “guest-house, inn,” (click here for more etymology) and evolved to focus on the sick and needy. The idea that the hospitality industry has taken a renewed interest in health and wellbeing for its guests really isn’t so new. While hospitals continue to …

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“Why Is Health Care So Expensive”–The Wrong Question

Chronic Disease Epidemic For the past several decades a chronic disease epidemic of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and more has taken hold of the US and most Western nations. The culprit behind most of these insidious chronic diseases is the Western Lifestyle. High stress, fast food, late nights, processed meals, always behind schedule kind of …

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Afterglow Cosmetics — A New Face For The Industry?

Afterglow Cosmetics — A New Face For The Industry? Unfortunately, too few people appreciate the role of beauty and personal care in health. There are many facets to health and wellness. Appreciating our own beauty is one of those facets. This is not about some unattainable Hollywood version of beauty. Everyone is beautiful in their …

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Homemade Toothpaste

Homemade Toothpaste We were running out of toothpaste. You know that point where you use everything but a steamroller to squeeze that last squirt from the tube? This stuff is expensive. Then we started wondering… why? Toothpaste has been around a long time and why do manufacturers keep adding stuff to toothpaste? Could homemade toothpaste …

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Alternative medicine, conventional settings

Alternative Medicine Is Complementary There has been an evolution in US consumer attitudes around health and a revolution in consumer actions. Therapies that have produced results for centuries and millennia like acupuncture, yoga, and tai chi now appear in conventional medicine. Once separated from mainstream medicine, alternative medicine is complementary to many conventional practices. Health …

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