The industry of wellness (Encore)
Jul 6, 2018

The industry of wellness (Encore)


This week, we are revisiting an episode that we did on the industry that wants to make a better version of you. The market has been flooded with everything from workout routines to diets to therapy apps and food fads. But have they actually changed the way we feel or the way we invest in our health needs? And who is it that has access to this market? These are the questions on our minds this week. We’ll look at how the term wellness has evolved, why it’s so hard to find mental health services that will take insurance, plus food crazes, food deserts and the economics behind healthy eating.

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From Adaptogens to Power Dust, a look at Moon Juice

Dec 12, 2016
Amanda Chantal Bacon, Moon Juice founder, doesn't care if you think she's silly.
Amanda Chantal Bacon is the creator of Moon Juice.

The industry of wellness, by the numbers

Jan 4, 2018
The wellness industry is worth billions globally and it is growing.
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When it comes to insurance money, mental health is not treated equal

Jan 5, 2018
For every $1 insurance companies reimburse primary care doctors, they reimburse mental health professionals only 83 cents. Even when treating the exact same thing, like depression.
Ten years after Congress passed a mental health parity law, people seeking care still have trouble finding treatments covered by insurance.
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Can dynamic pricing work for yoga studios?

Jan 5, 2018
Fitness class scheduling business MindBody takes a shot at filling empty spots with a classic pricing model.
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The unexpected challenges of living in a food desert

Jan 5, 2018
A Food Empowerment Project study found that a lot of people are time poor as well as cash poor.
Vallejo, California.
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The rise of the boutique gym

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