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ADM spotlights six emerging health and wellness trends from gut health to immune function

Recent ADM OutsideVoice research shows that 77% of consumers intend to make more attempts to stay healthy in the future, and food and beverage manufacturers who successfully manage to balance consumer health concerns with affordability are most likely to win with consumers.

“This evolution is providing a unique opportunity for forward-looking food and beverage companies to bring a suite of trailblazing new products to market,”​ said Ana Ferrell, VP of Marketing, ADM.

1. Increased focus on gut health and immune function connection

Globally, 57% of consumers report being more concerned about their immunity as a result of COVID-19, according to ADM OutsideVoice research.

“As consumers strive to enhance their immunity, they are becoming more knowledgeable about how the human microbiome supports the immune system and overall wellbeing. Products containing probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics can benefit the microbiome and are already gaining momentum in the marketplace,”​ said ADM in

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Health and Wellness in a Pandemic

Kittens RescueTina shows us how you can rescue kittens that need a home

Big Pumpkin CarvingLori is with Jack the pumpkin grower and watches him carve the big pumpkin!

Good Day RewindSee what you missed on today’s show

Virtual Job and Internship FairTina talks with Sac State’s Career Center about their Virtual Job and Internship Fair coming up.

Question of the Day – 10/5Tina has today’s question: What arcade game were (or are) you really good at? And then we have a little time to kill until the end of the show…

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Contest PreviewThe Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Weigh-Off is next week! Cameron Palmer, the Chairman of the Weigh-Off joins Cody to give us a preview, and how much it pays to the winner!

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Inside the Rise of Brujeria and Witchcraft Among Afro Latinas

When Nola Darling, the main character in Spike Lee’s Netflix comedy-drama She’s Gotta Have It, is assaulted in a season one episode, her Afro-Puerto Rican lover Mars Blackmon suggests she sit with his sister for a cleansing. A santera known as Lourdes (Lulu for short) can remove Nola’s “negative ions and energies,” as Mars describes them.

Toward the end of the season, Nola finally seeks a consulta (consultation) with Lulu in her Brooklyn projects apartment. “Let’s see what Elegua has for Ms. Nola,” Lulu says as she channels the deity, or orisha, known to hold the answers to all questions. Behind Lulu is a display of spiritual tools: Lit candles, water, and cowry shells, with a backdrop symbolic of Yemaya, a Yoruba orisha, the ”goddess of the sea.”

African spiritual traditions have permeated pop culture over the last several years, from scenes like this one in She’s Gotta Have

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drone delivery service walmart zipline partnership

In this week’s roundup from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, which highlights some of the latest news and headlines in unmanned vehicles and robotics, Walmart and Zipline partner up for a drone delivery service, autonomous vehicle research in Jacksonville, Florida, USA, and the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service embraces drone technology.

Walmart, Zipline partner to launch ‘first-of-its-kind’ drone delivery service in U.S.

Walmart has partnered with Zipline to launch what’s being described as a “first-of-its-kind” drone delivery operation in the U.S.

According to Walmart, the new service will make on-demand deliveries of select health and wellness products with the potential to expand to general merchandise. Zipline’s proprietary technology will be used during the trial deliveries, which will take place near Walmart’s headquarters in Northwest Arkansas.

Operating from a Walmart store, Zipline will be able service a 50-mile radius, which is about the size of the state of

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Health and Wellness Stocks: The Very Good Food Company (CSE: VERY) (OTC: VRYYF) Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

Vancouver, British Columbia – September 22, 2020 (Newsfile Corp.) (Investorideas.com Newswire) The Very Good Food Company Inc. (CSE: VERY) (OTC: VRYYF) (FSE: 0SI) (“VGFC” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kamini Hitkari as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Hitkari brings extensive experience in developing and leading financial strategy in dynamic, hyper-growth industries.

CEO Mitchell Scott commented: “We are excited to welcome Kamini to Very Good Food as we continue to scale operations and expand to the United States. Her experience, combined with her knowledge of the CPG industry and involvement in scaling high-growth companies, will be an important asset as we enter our next phase of growth.”

Hitkari has more than 15 years of corporate finance experience and during that time has held progressively senior finance roles with public companies. Most recently, Hitkari served as the Chief Financial Officer of Experion Holdings Ltd., where she

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Peloton Introduces Its First-Ever Health And Wellness Advisory Council

NEW YORK, Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Peloton (NASDAQ: PTON), the world’s largest interactive fitness platform, today announced the formation of the Peloton Health and Wellness Advisory Council, which will work closely with the company as it continues to look at how it can positively impact the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of its community of Members from around the world. Peloton will collaborate with the council, which includes five renowned doctors, researchers and other medical professionals from the fields of cardiovascular medicine, cardiopulmonary exercise, neurology and neuroscience, and draw on their knowledge and expertise to help inform product and content development, community-focused and social impact initiatives, research projects and more.

“We constantly hear from our Members that Peloton has not only profoundly impacted their physical, mental and emotional health, but has also helped them cope with issues ranging from neurodegenerative disease or cancer, to PTSD or post-partum

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Peloton Names Health and Wellness Advisory Council

Peloton  (PTON) – Get Report, the connected-fitness company that’s been a darling stock during the coronavirus pandemic, rose Tuesday as it said it formed a health-and-wellness advisory council.

The council “will work closely with the company as it continues to look at how it can positively impact the physical, mental and emotional well-being of its community of members,” the company said.

“Peloton will collaborate with the council, which includes five renowned doctors, researchers and other medical professionals from the fields of cardiovascular medicine, cardiopulmonary exercise, neurology and neuroscience, and draw on their knowledge and expertise to help inform product and content development, community-focused and social impact initiatives, research projects and more.”

Peloton shares recently traded at $82.43, up 7.5%. They have nearly tripled year to date.

Peloton’s exercise bikes and online fitness programs have proven hugely popular during the pandemic, as gyms have been closed and people

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Mental health and wellness during the age of COVID-19

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – The Alachua County Crisis Center is hosting a variety of free mental health and wellness sessions this week.



The Alachua County Crisis Center is hosting a variety of mental health and wellness sessions related to COVID-19 and suicide prevention this week.


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The Alachua County Crisis Center is hosting a variety of mental health and wellness sessions related to COVID-19 and suicide prevention this week.

This four day virtual symposium started Monday and will go through Thursday evening.

Topics up for discussion range from suicide prevention to the impacts of being a frontline worker during the pandemic to racial injustice.

Some classes on Tuesdays schedule include: LGBTQ+ mental health, parenting during the pandemic and dealing with grief and loss during the pandemic.

Crisis center staff members, along with local and national experts, are giving the presentations.

In addition to this symposium, the crisis center offers 24/7 crisis and suicide intervention phone counseling for all Alachua County residents

Mobile Response Team Coordinator, Amanda Dilorenzo-Garcia, said

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Walgreens CMO Pat McLean On Becoming A Digital Health-And-Wellness Brand

When Pat McLean joined Walgreens as CMO in November of 2019, he made some big plans for 2020 that included sponsoring the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Then a global pandemic happened. And while the 119-year-old retailer sprang into action as an essential service, the crisis exposed the company’s lagging digital strategy. With a renewed focus on health and wellness, McLean is committed to setting the brand apart and making critical investments to bridge the digital gap.

Rob Reed (RR): You joined Walgreens as CMO late last year, so the majority of your time has pretty much been during the pandemic. You obviously went into 2020 with a marketing plan. How has that changed?

Pat McLean (PM): Well, it’s changed dramatically. It’s been an amazing ride. I mean, 10 months. Some days it feels like it’s been about three years just because of everything

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COS’s New Activewear Line Will Be Your Go-To for Workouts and Beyond



a person with collar shirt: Today, COS launched their active line of apparel for men with performance fabrics with cool minimalist style. Check out our favorite pieces here.


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Today, COS launched their active line of apparel for men with performance fabrics with cool minimalist style. Check out our favorite pieces here.

Confession: I don’t usually sport activewear beyond the gym. I’m that guy who changes clothes about three times a day—a carefully curated ‘fit for the office, an all-black workout uniform for an EOD sweat sesh, and a loungewear ensemble at home. Then 2020 happened and I wore the same pair of running shorts for a month (er, six…)!

I promised myself to step up my WFH style this fall, but I’m still spending a lot of time at home, and something about the “socially-distant outdoor gathering” doesn’t lend itself to breaking out your Sunday best. So as soon as I heard that one of my favorite brands, COS, was launching an activewear line, the hype was real.



a man standing next to a woman: cos active


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The COS Active collection

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