Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
In the podcast Awake at Night , Melissa Fleming, the chief spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), explores what it takes to be a humanitarian worker in some of the world’s most difficult and dangerous situations. The stories are heartbreaking and harrowing and utterly fascinating.
Private equity company VMG Partners has acquired popchips under its newly-created healthy snacks incubating platform Velocity Snack Brands (VSB) for an undisclosed sum. Popchips was founded in 2007 by Keith Belling, a serial food entrepreneur who recently launched vegetables-based grain brand RightRice, and Patrick Turpin.
Peter Rahal started RxBar out of his mom’s kitchen – then sold it for $600 million. Here’s life on the other side of the entrepreneurial fantasy. P eter Rahal, the 33-year-old energy bar impresario who sold RxBar to Kellogg for $600 million and became something of a consumer products legend in the process, stands in the gigantic, spotless kitchen of his new Miami Beach mansion.
“Food is medicine.” It’s a refrain you hear a lot-including from doctors. Which is why it’s surprising news that MDs aren’t taught exactly how food and wellness are connected in medical school. According to integrative and functional medicine Frank Lipman, MD, when he was in medical school, the curriculum devoted no more than two hours to nutrition.
4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You’ve probably heard of biohacking before. The term tends to be associated with microchip implants, DNA injections and overall creepy sci-fi vibes, and sometimes for good reason. Elon Musk, for example, has expressed interest in linking human brains to smartphones using his startup, Neuralink.
Rebecca Parekh and Sarrah Hallock, two of the three co-founders of the THE WELL, have been running on adrenaline ever since the members-only wellness club officially opened its doors in late September. You can’t go anywhere inside the 18,000-square-foot bi-level space in New York City’s Flatiron district, designed by Liubasha Rose of Rose Ink Workshop, without feeling like you need to post a picture ASAP.
Goop is cashing in on pseudoscience and, in the process, giving natural health practices a bad name. Krista Berlincourt, the co-founder and chief executive officer of a new startup, Kenshō Health, hopes she can take back the narrative. “We’re the antithesis of Goop,” Berlincourt, a fintech veteran who previously focused on communications and marketing at Simple Finance, tells TechCrunch.