I can’t believe we are down to the final drumbeats of summer. Everyone I speak with has that vague anxiety of “back to school” regardless of whether they are in school or 80 years old!
We’ve had a great summer at NAP, having launched a consumer and professional newsletter, a monthly webinar series for doctors, completed the formulations for the cleanser, toner and night crème which will launch in December for the Genoma Skin line, and most importantly, maintained our summer schedule of early closings on Fridays so that we could all enjoy the beautiful weather and some weekend get aways!
For me, it’s been a particularly rewarding summer, as I have had the chance to re-envision the mission and purpose of NAP with Peter. It’s been wonderful to see him enjoy digging into the company – the website redesign for NAP, the Professional site, the Pharmashare and ShareRight programs – have all been programmed by Peter. He is as gifted a programmer as he is physician, author and researcher, and it has been extremely gratifying for me to witness his excitement as he reconnects with the company. Our partnership makes us stronger as individuals and professionals, and I am grateful that the summer provided the opportunity for us to re-kindle this aspect of our relationship.
Now, speaking of re-kindle-ing, I bought a Kindle from Amazon, and we have been checking out the world of e-books and downloads. This is tremendous technology, and I can foresee us moving in the direction of targeted e-book publishing as we look to supplement the information in the “big” books (Eat Right, Live Right, The GenoType Diet). More to follow on this, but check out the Kindle on Amazon!
Our wonderful summer was punctuated with sadness, as we lost a long-time member of the NAP distributor team. Marion Dubner, our representative in Puerto Rico, passed away at the end of July. Marion was an early adopter of Eat Right and the Blood Type diet, and she was an integral member of the team. At the first IfHI conference in 2003, Marion touched all of our lives with her dedication and her commitment to self development and personalized nutrition. A gifted artist, she sent us the IfHI 2003 logo of the cowboy in a beautiful glass mosaic, and every day I look at it as it is in my office at NAP. Our sympathies go out to her daughter, Martha, and her son, Dr. Zalduondo, and her family, whom she was extremely devoted to. I remember when her grandson prepared a presentation for his classmates on the Blood Type diet, and she was so proud of him. Safe travels, Marion, until we meet again!
As always, my thanks to all of you who have continued to support our work at NAP and Peter’s scientific investigations. We are so fortunate to have this extended community around us, and we appreciate the level of commitment and dedication you bring to your journey into personalized nutrition and individuality.
Happy end of summer and my warmest wishes for a happy and healthy transition to fall.