EXPOSING THE WELLNESS “HIT PARADE”

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One seventh, $1.5 trillion, of the U.S. economy today is devoted to the healthcare business, what Paul Zane Pilzer, author of the Wellness Revolution, refers to as the "Sickness Industry." However, by the year 2010, this best-selling economist predicts an additional $1 trillion of the economy will be devoted to products and services which keep us healthy, make us look or feel better, slow down the effects of aging, and prevent diseases from developing altogether. The implications of the shift to proactive wellness are far reaching from health to beauty to food to medicine.

So what is “Wellness”? To me the best way to describe wellness is that it is the combination of attitude and strategy that we use to achieve and maintain good health: It is the vehicle by which an individual can actively strive towards good health. With this in mind I would like to share with you the highlights and the lowlights of my top 100 Hit Parade of the paths to navigate the way of Wellness, while at the same time avoiding being taken on a joy-ride…

 

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