Institute for Scientific Wellness is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of wellness.
Much of yesterday's conventional scientific knowledge has been discredited. Sciences like eugenics and craniometry, which had a racist basis, are no longer accepted.
Likewise, many of today's scientific ideas were once considered quackery, but are now recognized as valuable. That includes the electrocardiograph, the fact that stomach ulcers really are caused by bacteria, and even genetic recombination. The discoverers of each finally won a Nobel Prize.
Indeed, many key elements of wellness were initially mocked by doctors. Today we know better; meditation, yoga, vegetarian and vegan diets, daily exercise, and prevention as a factor in health are now supported by extensive scientific evidence.
We research the scientific basis of wellness so as to advance human health and happiness. We have three main areas of focus: