Wellness Forum is
chain of licensed health and wellness centers operating
throughout the United States and mainland
China. The company offers a 4-week course in health, wellness
and weight loss, as well as an extensive line of workshops,
lectures and special events on a variety of health-related
topics. In addition to providing educational classes to
the public, many Wellness Forum programs are approved for
continuing education unites for medical professionals.
Additionally, Wellness Forum courses are offered for college
credit in universities and teaching hospitals.
The Wellness Forum philosophy can best be described as
differentiating between prevention and early detection.
In the United States, prevention is often defined as testing
for early detection of disease. The message that this conveys
to people is that they are free to engage in risky lifestyle
behaviors such as high-fat diets, smoking, over-use of
alcohol and lack of exercise. Expensive diagnostic tests
are then used to deterine if the person has 'gotten away
with it'. Prevention needs to be redefined as reforming
lifestyle habits so as to reduce the risk of cancer, heart
disease, stroke and other degenerative disease.
The programs offered by the Wellness Forum are significantly
more effective than many others because:
1) They are based on sound science.
2) We teach people to completely reform their diets and
lifestyles. Studies show that people who make major changes
in lifestyle experience more improvement and are more loikely
to maintain their healthy habits than people who make minor
3) Clients are given not only recommendations for change,
but are provided with the physiological reasoning behind
4) The programs are 'user-friendly'. Ours is a program
of substitution, rather than elimination.
The Wellness Forum Foundation offers scientifically sound educational programming
about proper diet and liestyle choices. The Foundation's
philosophy is that a diet based on whole, natural foods
and that minimizes processed and refined foods, saturated
fat and fast food is optimal for health.
The Foundation makes available age-appropriate curriculum
materials, food samples and other healthy products to public
and private school teachers who are interestd in helping
to imrpvoe the health of children. Trained facilitators
are also available to teach in the classroom as well.
Additionally, the Foundation's programs can be used for
Continuing Education Units, allowing teachers to further
their knowledge in this area.
The Foundation provides grants in the amount of $100 per
teacher for materials and food samples. Teachers can select
from several overhead presentaitons, cookbooks, textbooks,
healthy foods, and other products that facilitate programming
in the classroom.
Funding for The Wellness Forum Foundation has been provided
by Dr. Pamela Popper, the develper of the materials used
in the Foundation's programming, Wild oats Community markets
and individuals concerned about children's health.
are tax-deductible and can be made by sending a check payable