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 Welcome to! is your global resource for wellness and alternative health, helping you to find natural solutions to your health concerns and to create a wellness-based outlook and lifestyle.

As you navigate through, you will meet many of the leaders in wellness, healthy living and alternative medicine. These experts have dedicated their lives to educating the public and health professionals in the health care of the future— Integrative Medicine—blending the best of wellness and both conventional and Complementary/Alternative/ Nedicine (CAM).

Our philosophy of Self-Managed Care™ encourages you to become the central player in magaging your own health and to work in partnership with your chosen health professional(s) to achieve a higher level of health and vitality—your birthright.

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Wellness Center
Our Wellness Center provides valuable, consumer-based information on staying healthy in body, mind and spirit through living a wellness-based lifestyle. A host of leaders and experts in the Wellness movement, including Drs. Deepak Chopra, Larry Dossey, John W. Travis, Judith Orloff and David Sobel, guide us in the areas of Healthy Aging, Healthy Stress, Healthy Brain, Mind/Body Health, emotional health, and the spiritual dimension of health. A primary feature of the Wellness Center is the Wellness Inventory whole person assessment program (

Alternative Medicine Center
Our Alternative Medicine Center is the Internet's most comprehensive and authoritative site dealing with the great systems of traditional healthcare from around the world—acupuncture, Ayurveda, herbal medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, and Traditional Chinese medicine—as well as many ancient and modern natural therapies. Many of these systems and therapies, previously considered to be unconventional or "alternative" in the USA, are being integrated into the health care system. We strive to keep you on the forefront the current movement to integrate the best of alternative/complementary medicine and mainstream medicine through our ever-growing library of articles, resources and services from leading experts and organizations.

Eating Well
The Healthy Kitchen Center provides healthy recipes, columns from natural and organic-oriented chefs including: "Vegan Global Fusion," "Chef Teton's Essential Cuisine," "There's a Yogi in the Kitchen," "Omega-3 Cuisine," and "Fabulous Functional Food". There is also an excellent raw food materia medica, "Staying Healthy Tips" from nutritional expert Elson Haas, MD, provides access to specific dietary and nutritional programs, the latest nutritional research, and resources for further information and education. The center focuses on a healthy whole foods diet and the role of diet and nutrition in health and illness.

Fitness Center's Fitness Center offers a balanced, wellness-oriented approach to fitness with a strong emphasis on natural health, nutrition, and mind/body fitness. Exercise physiologists as well as mind/body and natural health experts such as Dr. Wayne Westcott offer advice on training, peak performance, self-applied health enhancement methods, sports medicine, and fitness programs for special populations. The Fitness Center also offers resources for certifying organizations, professional and trade associations, and fitness publications.

Healthy Woman Center
The Healthy Woman Center provides a powerful resource of over 130 articles and Real Audio tapes from leading experts in natural health care for women such as Susan Lark, M.D., Nan Fuchs, Ph.D., Christine Horner, M.D., Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, and Honora Lee Wolfe. The Center provides daily Women's Health News from the leading newswires, self-care and alternative therapies such as herbal medicine, homeopathy and Chinese medicine for dozens of women's health concerns, a Daily Women's Health Expert feature from a leading authority in women's health, a women's health bookstore, as well as women's health products from leading eco-friendly companies.

Healthy Man Center
The Healthy Man Center provides a strong natural health care perspective on men's health. Features include daily Men's Health News from the leading newswires, daily Men's Health Expert from a leading authority in men's health, self-care and alternative therapies such as herbal medicine, homeopathy and nutrition for various men's health concerns, a men's health bookstore, as well as men's health products from leading eco-friendly companies.

Healthy Child Center
The Healthy Child Center provides a strong focus on natural health approaches such as herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrition and Bach flower remedies for common childhood health problems. The Center features articles and columns from leading experts, a children's health bookstore, children's health News, children's health products from leading eco-friendly companies.

Healthy Aging Center The Healthy Aging Center is a haven for those seeking healthier living in their mature years. Regimens and advice are provided from leading experts in the fields of nutrition, herbs, and naturopathic medicine. Special attention is also paid to maintaining a fit and vigorous body through specialized programs in fitness and qigong. Other features include a Healthy Aging Newsfeed, Healthy Aging Bookstore, Healthy Aging Update, Healthy Aging Resource Center and sections on sexual health and natural life extension.

Health University
The Health University provides a global educational calendar, online continuing education and distance learning courses for health professionals, as well as a selection of audio courses. A complete listing of medical schools, nursing schools, and the full range of colleges for conventional and complementary medical training is available. The University also plans to feature a Research Center to report on important research projects in natural medicine.

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HealthWorld's Marketplace ( provides innovative products and services specially selected to make a difference in your health and well-being. We attempt to find healthy living companies with products to address the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions of maintaining balanced health.

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 Personal Wellness Program

The Wellness Inventory
The Wellness Inventory is a pioneering "whole person" assessment designed to educate and support individuals in increasing their sense of health and wellbeing. The user's personal experience of the Wellness Inventory program can be summarized in "The 5 Steps to Wellness":

Step 1 - Assessment: Complete lifestyle assessment covering 12 dimensions of whole person wellness.

Step 2 - Scores: Receive Wellness & Satisfaction Scores for each section & your areas of strength.

Step 3 - Personal Wellness Plan: Create 10 wellness goals based on your assessment feedback.

Step 4 - Tools to Help You Reach Your Goals: Utilize a suite of tools to support you in following your wellness plan.

Step 5 - Resources for Ongoing Wellness:: Learn to maintain a higher state of wellbeing and vitality.

The program is based on the work of John W. Travis, MD, MPH, recognized as a founder of the wellness movement, creator of the first Wellness Assessment, and who opened the first wellness center in the U.S. in 1975.

The Wellness Inventory is offered direct to consumers at The program is also licensed to spas, hospitals, corporate wellness programs, health professionals, coaches and other organizations (

Take a Quick Tour of the Wellness Inventory.

 Global Health Calendar

The Global Health Calendar features a searchable database of leading events in the fields of Healthcare, Fitness, Natural Products, Environment, Wellness, Prevention, Medicine, and Natural Therapies. Events are searchable by event type, event topic, state, country, organization and date range.

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