August 25, 2008 – Santa Monica, CA – Alternative Health Journal today announced the launch of the Web’s first alternative health community with Web 2.0 functionality, directly competing with the well-known medical information site, WebMD. The new site, found at http://www.alternativehealthjournal.com, features original editorial and user-generated content focused on natural health news, information and alternative healthcare solutions for consumers. Editorial contributors for the new site include award-winning health blogger, Bob Condor, author of The Good Mood Diet and managing editor of health at MSN.com, renowned former NASA scientist Dr. William Judy, and Dr. Glen Halvorson, who worked with the U.S. Olympic team.
The new site offers visitors free access to timely information about alternative healthcare solutions and the latest in Web 2.0 interactivity. Alternative Health Journal also hosts one of the Web’s largest collections of alternative health articles, videos and vitamin-supplement glossaries, allowing consumers to make informed decisions about vitamins, supplements, herbal remedies, minerals, enzymes and other natural products not directly regulated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The site’s growing community of readers and contributors can now:
• Upload articles, videos and natural cures to share information, tips and expertise with fellow community members
• Participate in forums and a lively alternative health discussion board
• Share knowledge and best practices on the alternative health blog
• Comment on editorials and videos and vote for natural cures
• Search the site by article, video or glossary health concern
• Stay informed about alternative health events in the news
“When I began researching the alternative health space on the Web, I was amazed to see the lack of quality information portals” said Erin Jansen, Editor-in-Chief and founder of the well-known internet dictionary, NetLingo. “Like many people, I am passionate about alternative health and medicine, but found no modern, reliable websites with current news or information that helped me research homeopathic remedies or get the latest information I need on a regular basis. Since WebMD doesn’t provide the timely articles or information about alternative health solutions I wanted, we decided to create the world’s first Web 2.0 alternative health community.”
“We want to give people the opportunity to learn about alternative health solutions instead of relying solely on western medicine or drugs” added Robert Riess, President. “Health is personal. People go online to search for health information that’s particular to whatever is ailing them, so we also wanted to give people the opportunity to share their health stories, whether it’s in a video, article, essay, natural cure, or in our forums.”
Alternative Health Journal also sends a newsletter twice a week to its growing and loyal fan base. The site even has plans to allow its community the ability to link to other social networking platforms such as MySpace and Facebook. To view the website or sign up for the newsletter, visit http://www.alternativehealthjournal.com.
Alternative Health Journal is the online community and leading source for alternative health news, tips for healthy living and breakthroughs in natural medicine. Site visitors share knowledge and get access to original content on alternative health topics ranging from natural anti-aging solutions, ways to ease joint discomfort, tips to sleep better and much more. Partnered with well-known doctors, authors, and alternative health practitioners such as former NASA scientist, Dr. William Judy and Dr. Glen Halvorson who worked with the U.S. Olympic team, Alternative Health Journal is the only online source for content with a fresh perspective on nutraceutical industries such as anti-aging, joint repair, weight control, heart, cholesterol, sleep, memory, men’s and women’s sexual health, vision, and body-building. The free online news community also features one of the world’s largest collections of alternative health articles, videos, blogs, community forums and product reviews. For information or to become a member, sign up at Alternative Health Journal .