Wellness is a word that is frequently used but seldom defined. Is it the absence of disease? Is it the presence of vitality? Is it confined to the physical, or does it extend to the psychological and spiritual? To formulate a definition, let’s explore the lens through which the […]
How Big Pharma is Swallowing Main Street Pharmacies
Unfortunately, small pharmacies face more and more difficulties simply attempting to operate their businesses in the face of pharmaceutical and insurance companies. The obstacles play out in a number of ways: Compensation Gap: The insurance companies do not compensate the independent pharmacies at the same rate as they compensate […]
Deconstructing the 10,000 Steps Rule: Solid Science or Speculation?
Have you ever been told you need to take 10,000 steps per day in order to maintain good health and stave off disease? For years, medical experts and fitness enthusiasts alike have cited this number as a benchmark to which all should aspire. But where did this target come from, […]
Anxiety and Depression are On the Rise. Is Social Media to Blame?
From 2005 to 2017, major depression rose by 52% among teenagers. This trend – which is most pronounced in girls born after 1995  – is starkly absent in older adults. Source: Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth (12th-Grade Survey), 2017  What’s the explanation? Complex problems […]
A Guide to Better Conversations with Your Teenager
My teenage daughter and I have very different political viewpoints. Recently, while discussing difficult issues, I’ve realized that the more I try to change her mind, the more she digs in her heels. The harder I push my point of view, the more polarized we become. One day it […]
Shocker: How Pharma Operates Behind the Scenes at Your Local Drug Store
Dr. Jennifer VanDeWater, PharmD, is a registered pharmacist licensed in Maine, New York, and Vermont. She graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy of Albany NY in 2006. Dr. Jen is The People’s Pharmacist: as one of the founders of the Integrative Therapeutics Board of The Wellness Company, she is a global leader […]
4 Natural Remedies and Where You Can Find Them
As a Naturopath, I advocate, search for, and utilize elements of nature that can be used for our optimal health. I was primarily raised by generations of natural healers, so using nature’s remedies literally comes natural to me. In the quest to facilitate self-health-advocacy, I will to share some […]
COVID-19 early treatment: real-time analysis of 1,230 studies
Analysis of 30 COVID-19 early treatments, and database of 277 other potential treatments. 68 countries have approved early treatments. Treatments do not replace vaccines and other measures. All practical, effective, and safe means should be used. Elimination is a race against viral evolution. No treatment, vaccine, or intervention is 100% […]