Wellness Evidence Study: Kundalini Yoga Found Positive for Anxiety Disorder

A new randomized clinical trial from Harvard Medical School and Boston University (published in JAMA Psychiatry) compared a 12-week program of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Kundalini yoga (which involves traditional yoga components, breathwork and meditation) against a stress education control group, for people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). They found that CBT was still the best first-line treatment, but that the yoga regime also…

New Contest Calls All Innovators in Wellness Technology

The 2020 Global Wellness Summit (GWS), being held November 8–11 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL, will have an unprecedented focus on the tech innovations that are shaking up the wellness market. The GWS just announced the Call for Wellness Innovations contest, calling on all companies within the wellness technology space to submit their innovative ideas. Unlike other competitions, it will be judged by a heavy-hitter…

Welltodo Releases Must-Read Report on the Innovation Landscape for 25 Wellness Industry Markets

Welltodo Global, an organization that helps people build businesses and careers in the wellness industry, recently released an important 60-page report: the 2020 Wellness Innovation Blueprint. This is the first research to map the fast growing, many-sector wellness industry ecosystem and bring to life the vast number of brands that are defining a new era of “everything wellness” for the modern consumer. It spotlights 25+ industry…

Which Wellness Markets Will Grow Fastest? Q&A with Melisse Gelula, Co-Founder Well+Good

The GWI just released a “Wellness in the Age of COVID-19” Q&A with Melisse Gelula, co-founder of Well+Good, a pioneering media company that she brought to successful acquisition in 2018. She is one of the undisputed experts on wellness markets and trends and is now advising wellness start-ups in tech, beauty and more. Gelula discusses some “big picture” ways that the last months of crisis have shaken up wellness…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

Are mushrooms the future of wellness?–New York Times, September 18, 2020 No, not another article on the booming magic mushroom research and market, but rather how that vast “other” world of fungi—whether reishi, lion’s mane or chaga—is one of the biggest trends in wellness. Eastern cultures and medical systems (including TCM and Ayurveda) have long used mushrooms to boost health, and this looks at key…

Q&A with Melisse Gelula: Shaking Up The Concept of Wellness: COVID-19, Inequality & More

In this edition of the Wellness Q&A Series Beth McGroarty, VP, Research & Forecasting, Global Wellness Institute asks: Has COVID-19 fundamentally changed people’s concept of “wellness”? What wellness markets will grow fastest in the future? What do the successful wellness brands of the future look like? Will the new conversations around racial inequality in wellness impact the industry long term? Q&A with Melisse Gelula, co-founder…