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: from the editor-in-chief
It is basic truth and exciting innovations that
we try to track for you here at Innovative
Health Magazine. Every issue has shown this
– we hope you subscribe! – and, lately, our
radio programs and podcasts reinforce that.
Not only hot topics… intriguing subjects…
provocative news… but fascinating guests. We
are featuring, more and more (and to a growing
audience!) the most interesting movers and
shakers, thinkers and dreamers, entrepreneurs
and innovators in the fields of health and
Thank you all for your support! So in “our”
business, IHM publishing a health and wellness
magazine, and producing broadcasts, we must
keep up with events more carefully than ever! –
and check, double-check, and re-check things.
For your sake. We cannot prescribe, of course;
but we inform; and we provoke. We hope –
make you think.
The tsunami of news and opinions in the
fields of health, wellness, exercise, nutrition,
treatments, recipes and diets, rehabilitation,
mobility, the care of vets, the elderly, and
children are what we address. And, if
“Times are a-changin’,” that might mean a
smorgasbord of viewpoints, as well as topics.
For instance, some people are devoted to
the curative properties – physical as well as
emotional – of Himalayan salts. Recently I read
stories in a website called Natural News, a site
that some call a conspiracy site – yet they rail
against GMO (genetically modified) foods,
about which Europe is far in advance in the
US in banning. A good thing… in my opinion.
Opinions! – which is why we encourage letters
to the Editor.
Another website, generally more respected,
Healthline, has spent a lot of its electrons
recently lobbying for banning the word
“vagina” from texts and print – unfair to
LGBT and “trans” people, supposedly – to
be replaced by “front hole.” I apologize to
readers, not because this is naughty, but
because it is silly. For anyone, especially a
Health site, to spend its time on political
correctness, seems to me to ultimately be anti-health
in the grand scheme. You?
There are many areas where people with
sincere concerns can have sincere points of
view and sincerely disagreements. Psychic
healing versus spiritual healing and miracles.
Global warming versus natural climate cycles.
Vegetarianism versus vegan… not to mention
good ol’ fashioned meat-eating. Supplements
versus rejection of vitamins and minerals.
Refined versus unrefined. The list goes on… but
out of experiments and investigations and self-testing
come a) harmony, if all done with good
will; b) consensus; c) more knowledge and even
wisdom’ and ultimately d) better health and
wellness for us all.
Having just shared the value I place on being
informed, I am going to share a very unscientific
survey I undertook recently.
I got in my car and drove in an approximate
two-hour radius of our HQ city of Flint. Random.
Highway exits, some back roads, left or right
turns at whim. That our economy – locally and
nationally – is booming, is one of the stories of
the year. My inspiration for the day’s mission
was to “connect the dots” between the fervid
activities in the health and wellness fields and
the building boom we see everywhere. Cities
have cranes on their horizons; towns have
bulldozers and construction crews here and
So. As I say, I drove all day, about seven hours.
I never thought to make strict counts, at the
start, but I can report this: at new sites – and,
I began to count as well, established streets
and strip malls – there is an astonishing number
of… health and wellness sites. Some old, some
recent, some being readied. A decade ago, this
would not have been the case!
Spas… gyms… salons… natural food stores…
clinics… rehab centers… exercise centers…
sports equipment suppliers… medical
devices… on and one, like that.
This IS a change, right around us! And for the
better! There is a need for these – but also an
audience, a desire, an informed public that
knows the sky is not falling next week because
of, what? global warming, or red meat. We say,
“Hey, it’s your own trip,” but in the meantime
we rejoice at the people
voting with their feet to be
informed, to exercise, to make
healthy choices these days!
And Innovative Health
Magazine is here to serve you,
Maybe the Sky
Is Not Falling