Advocating for whole foods’ health benefits, this narrative challenges Big Food by emphasizing flavor alchemy with natural ingredients. By using fresh, seasonal produce and herbs, one can create nutritious, flavorful alternatives to processed foods. Whole foods improve physical and mental health, empowering individuals with control over ingredients and nutrition. Resources are provided to inspire culinary creativity and celebrate whole foods’ power.
Well-Being Boosts Company Output Management consulting titan, Deloitte, has found that well-being boosts company output. Particularly interesting is the finding that “best-performing companies on financial metrics were around 11 times more likely to offer holistic well-being policies”. Taken simply as a form of investment, holistic well-being policies make dollars and sense. It’s pretty rare these
Small Business Employee Wellbeing For decades “workplace wellness” programs have been little more than mini-physicals and ,until recently, focused on Corporate America. Small business employee wellbeing is demanding attention in this economy and the demand is for more than mini physicals. Work – Life balance has long been a concern. More people and organizations appreciate
Friendship Helps Well-Being The Holidays can be stressful. While it may be obvious to some, researchers have found that friendship helps well-being especially during the Holidays. For many of us, especially those without family nearby, spending time with friends can be a meaningful way to celebrate the holidays. As fewer people opt for marriage, friendships
Workplace Wellness Can Backfire Too often workplace wellness programs are miniaturized clinical visits, with focus on symptomatic vital statistics like blood pressure and not the social determinants of health. The result is that workplace wellness can backfire and produce poor health results and an even more toxic work environment. Not every company wellness program works
Whole Person Health In an earnings call with analysts, Cigna’s CEO spoke about the value of whole person health. The connection between whole person health and Cigna’s recent acquisition of pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts remains unclear, however. It is heartening to see a CEO at a major payer make this statement on an earnings call.
Art Museum Prescription Chronic illnesses are epidemic in many parts of the world and they have been highly resistant to conventional medical treatment. Mental illnesses have gone largely unaddressed in physicians’ clinics and hospitals. Physicians in Montreal, however, plan to add something new to their arsenal… art museum prescriptions. Laughter may be the best medicine
2017 Global Wellness Economy Not only should we think of health holistically, instead of reactive disease management, we need to think about a global wellness economy. Just as healthcare must move beyond the walls of a clinic, wellness is not limited to the borders of a country. When we broaden our thinking to encompass wellness
Patients Want More Patients want more. It is increasingly that simple. In a world where funds and goods can move around the world, patients want more. Where the Internet allows consumers to share and learn about healthcare practices (modern and ancient) around the world, patients want more. Healthcare consumers understand that 1) health is far
Sophrology Sophrology seems to be a growing mindfulness practice in many parts of Europe. It is even making a start in the US. Mindfulness practices are wonderful additions to our healthcare. Whether for prevention, balance, or even treatment these millennia-old practices still work. Sophrology is only a few decades old, by comparison, but has capture