If Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis are still not exactly household names, it is clear that their brainchild health and beauty company, Jeunesse Global, is quickly becoming one. Founded in 2009 out of the couple’s sprawling Florida mansion, Jeunesse Global has since gone on to smash nearly every record for startup companies that has ever stood in the global health and beauty industry. Today, the company is rapidly becoming one of the most important brands in the business, with more than 10,000 distributors and over a dozen of the most revolutionary products that the sector has ever seen.
And all this came about as a product of the sheer tedium that Ray and Lewis unexpectedly encountered as they took their only crack at retirement. In September of 2009, the couple, who had been millionaires since their 30s, finally decided to hang up the towel and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Although they found the added time they could spend with their grandkids was nice, Ray and Lewis quickly realized that days without being able to pursue their passions and strive for their goals lacked the meaning and excitement that had kept them hooked on the business world for so many years. Within just two weeks of officially retiring, Ray and Lewis had founded yet another company. They called it Jeunesse Global.
Since it first baby steps, Jeunesse Global has proven to be an enfant terrible and implacable nemesis to the complacent firms that had ruled the health and beauty scene for so long. Jeunesse quickly began developing revolutionary and highly disruptive products, exploiting their competitors at their weakest points and later using their newly found strength to take some of the established brands of the industry to the mat, head on.
One example of a full-frontal assault launched by Jeunesse into the territory of established brands is its AM PM Essentials. As a standard multivitamin, AM PM Essentials is as solid as they come. But where it really distinguishes itself is in the area of helping people sleep at night. PM Essentials is specially formulated to ensure that users wind down on time and sleep soundly, all night long.
Osteo Relief Institute Offers Non-Surgical Solutions to Arthritis
Many diseases currently afflict Americans courtesy of our sedentary lifestyles and poor eating habits. One of the most common medical problems in America is arthritis. While it is a common disease (over 50 million people have it), it is a poorly understood condition. In fact, arthritis is not a single disease but rather a collection of diseases that tend to affect the joint area causing severe pain and discomfort.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in America. The condition also referred to as the “degenerative joint disease” leads to the depletion of the soft tissue (cartilage) situated between joints. Dr. Matthew CiRullo, a physician with in-depth knowledge regarding Osteoarthritis, explains that as the cartilage wears out, bones come into contact resulting in three things: pain, swelling, and stiffness. He further notes that as the disease progresses joints lose strength and the pain becomes chronic. However, individuals diagnosed with Osteoarthritis should not despair as many medical facilities such as Osteo Relief Institute have the requisite knowledge required to deal decisively with the disease.
Osteo Relief Institute advises patients with Osteoarthritis that there many ways of managing the disease. According to the medical facility, Osteoarthritis can be managed through three different ways: daily routine, physical exercise, and medical regimens.
How can daily routine be accomplished? Osteo Relief Institute notes that a patient should do some gentle exercises and stretch immediately they hop out of bed. The morning exercises should be complemented with light, regular physical activities throughout the day. For example, when sitting for long, a patient is advised to regularly stand and walk a bit before resuming his or her activities. The medical practitioners at Osteo Relief Institute warn against nicotine, excessive weight, repetitive movements that stress one joint, and vigorous physical activities (http://positivethefacts.com/2017/09/osteo-relief-institute/).
Osteo Relief Institute based in Wall, NJ, has carved a niche as the medical facility of choice for patients that want to manage Osteoarthritis while avoiding surgery. The facility offers safe and effective treatments that are available round the clock. Osteo Relief Institute prides itself on highly trained physicians who treat every patient like their loved ones and state of the art medical equipment.
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Dr. Mark Holterman was recently in the spotlight for the efforts he is making to help eliminate health conditions that severely impact the quality of life people have. He recently announced his new partnership with the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital as part of an initiative to address the issue of type 2 diabetes that has been showing up in children and teens. They have developed a program called Camp PowerUp, which targets children between the ages of 8 and 16. The objective of the program is to teach these children how to make better food choices as well as to provide them with physical activities that strengthen their bodies. Other medical initiatives taken on the part of Dr. Holterman include his support for the Alliance for Children of Vietnam and his involvement in the development of cell-based medical therapies.
Not only does Dr. Mark Holterman take an active interest in the developments taking place within the medical community, he also teaches. As a graduate of Yale University, Dr. Holterman majored in biology and graduated cum laude (http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Mark_Holterman.html). He then went on to attend the University of Virginia where he obtained his MD and his Ph.D. He spent his residency at the University of Virginia Health Sciences and afterward went on to have a fellowship at the University of Washington. The residency he had at Virginia University was in general surgery, where the fellowship he obtained was for pediatric surgery. Pediatrics became the focus of his own teaching, which he now conducts as a full professor at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Mark Holterman takes his role as a medical professional very seriously, which is why he allocates his time between his involvement in teaching, researching and practicing medicine. He stays on top of the latest developments in technology to help meet the changing practice of medicine as it applies to all types of therapeutic treatments. As a practicing pediatric surgeon, he is currently associated with the Illinois Children’s Hospital, the St. Francis Medical Center and the Advocate Christ Children’s Hosptial. Dr. Mark Holterman is also a member of several organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Nathaniel Ru must be doing something right at Sweetgreen, because he has been leading the company as it consistently keeps the lines long at the 40 locations. Not only that, but some of the most renowned investors in the game that is fast food have offered up their chips which is a sign that there is a lot of belief in the franchise. Steve Case, Danny Meyer, and Daniel Boulud all believe in the high-end salads which are changing the landscape and shifting the fast food model into a new shape.
Sweetgreen is trying to keep everything healthy and organic by sourcing products that are grown locally and fresh. Nathaniel Ru has stated that one of the primary aims is to keep better food going out to more consumers, and in doing so this produces a company name that stands for something. Sweetgreen is the alternative to the fattening and troublesome lineups that so many of today’s fast food chains have splattered all across their menus. There is a new place to go that will not ruin a diet.
The health factor is not the only difference that is setting Sweetgreen apart either. They are pushing the boundaries of online ordering and mobile apps for fast food businesses, and this has meant that over 30% of their transactions are done from the new technology initiatives. Management is more hands-on, and the company does not use a main headquarters which can so often create a hard divide between management and the employees in the stores. About five times per years the corporate offices are shut down so that everyone gets a chance to try their hand in the stores pushing salad. That is a technique which spurs innovation, and so many in the fast food business might do well to take a page out of that playbook.
It looks like Nathaniel Ru is another star coming out of the Georgetown University curriculum. He opened the first restaurant about seven years ago after graduating from the program, and Sweetgreen has not looked back since. The motivation and dedication of himself and a couple co-CEOs (Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jammet) has gotten them this far, and it does not appear that there is going to be any turning back now. The only question is whether the competition will continue to tweak their offerings so that more people can stay healthy without too much effort.
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