One of the rapidly emerging forms of self-care in American today is the use of dietary supplements, herbs and homeopathic remedies as well as an increased focus on organic foods and a healthy, whole foods diet. One only needs to view the shelves of a chain drug store to realize how great the consumer demand has become. In fact, Nutrition Business Journal (Vol. 1, No. 1) estimates that the natural products industry has now reached some $17 billion in annual sales and is in a state of accelerated growth. HealthWorld Online provides and comprehensive resource for consumer and professional level information and education about dietary supplements, herbs, homeopathic remedies and whole foods nutrition. in the following three sites to serve the growing public demand for a greater participation in their health care:
Resources on nutrition, fitness, mind/body health practices, stress management, yoga, qigong, meditation and spirituality can all contribute to developing a higher level of health and wellness. HealthWorld Online's Wellness Center offers an integrated set of resources to help support individuals in developing a wellness-based lifestyle Users can listen to guided meditations, visualizations or relaxation exercises via Real Audio technology (real-time stress reduction on the Internet while sitting at your computer during a work break); find the latest fitness tips to help you with your workout program or to deal effectively with a nagging shoulder injury; play stress reducing games online; receive meditation instructions; or consult a resource for endless healthy recipes and dietary programs. Our wellness focus provides a worldwide, 24-hour a day resource to assist individuals in staying in peak condition physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Consumer and professional demand for information on different forms of traditional medicine from around the world (often referred to as "alternative” or “complementary” medicine) has risen dramatically in the past five years. This information--once difficult for mainstream consumers to access--is now only a click of the mouse away on the Internet. To meet this demand, HealthWorld Online has developed the most comprehensive Alternative & Complementary Center on the Internet with over 15,000 pages of consumer-friendly, free access information on the fields of mind/body medicine, nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and naturopathic medicine. The Alternative & Complementary Medicine Center in HealthWorld Online (http://www.healthy.net/alternativemedicine or http://www.alternativemedicine.net) also includes valuable databases for professionals, researchers, and health-saavy consumers including Nutritional Influences on Illness, a 3,000 page database compiled by Melvyn Werbach, MD of the UCLA School of Medicine, which profiles the nutritional research from leading medical journals worldwide on over 110 health conditions.
The Alternative & Complementary Medicine Center also includes free Medline access, referral databases to alterantive health professionals, a searchable calendar of global events in alternative medicine, a Speaker’s Network of alternative medicine experts, a library of articles from leading experts on how to integrate alternative and mainstream medical practices, six full text alternative medicine journals, and an audio library of over 200 Real Audio tapes from leading professionals on alternative and complementary approaches to over 60 health conditions. The Alternative and Complemenary Medicine Center provides choice.to consumers and employees who are demanding the freedom to make intelligent, informed choices concerning their personal health and wellness as well as the health of their families.