It seems like every single day there is a new health craze taking over the internet. From the boiled egg diet to the 3-day juice cleanse, who knows what health trends are actually, well, healthy. There are some outrageous claims being made in the world of health and well-being these days, and some of these claims are simply questionable.
There are, however, a few trends going around that are completely worth trying out. If you’re looking for a boost in health, but you’re not willing to take harmful prescription drugs, give one of these all-natural health trends a try.
Oil Pulling for Optimal Oral Health
Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic practice dating back to ancient Indian times. Similar to many other holistic Indian health trends, oil pulling is interesting, to say the least. It involves swishing a small amount of oil around in the mouth for 10 to 20 minutes per day.
When performed regularly and when a high-quality oil is used, oil pulling has the power to clean the mouth, strengthen teeth, prevent Gingivitis, and even cure bad breath. Some oral health experts even believe that oil pulling can reverse tooth decay and cavities.
Cannabis for Overall Wellness
The many healing properties of Cannabis are becoming well known worldwide. Relaxation, pain relief, anxiety and insomnia are just some of the conditions most being treated.
Cannabis isn’t just for getting high. Most online dispensaries offer a wide range of products to choose from. There are many ways to ingest cannabis including tinctures, concentrates and edibles.
Users in Canada are buying high-CBD cannabis strains in particular. CBD is short for cannabidiol, the compound found in cannabis that is responsible for most of the health benefits.
Essential Oils for Everything
We’ve all heard about the powers of essential oils at some point in our lives. Essential oils have been proven to have many health benefits, alleviating everything from chronic pain to bacterial infections.
Here’s a brief rundown on how essential oils can help with a variety of medical conditions:
- Lavender for anxiety, depression, and insomnia
- Tea Tree for cuts, scrapes, and bruises
- Peppermint for pain relief
- Rosemary for improved circulation
- Lemon for acne treatment
Ditch the Coffee, Switch to Herbal Teas
This next health trend might not even seem possible for some of you reading this. If your cup of coffee (or 3 cups of coffee) is what gets you through the morning, that’s OK. The much healthier alternative is, without a doubt, herbal tea. So if you’re willing to ditch the rich cup of joe and replace it with green, chamomile, chai, or jasmine tea, go for it.
Dieting is Out, Clean Eating is In
Say goodbye to those insane fad diets and say hello to clean eating. The new trend when it comes to food consumption is to simply eat healthily. Instead of doing crazy things to the body, like eating absurd amounts of fat with the Keto diet or only eating celery for 30 days, the new thing is to simply be kind to your body.
Enjoying Exercise, Not Dreading It
This next trend fits in with the same theme as mindful and clean eating. Just as you should enjoy the food you eat, you should enjoy your fitness routine. Many people feel dread before heading to the gym, which is why so many people opt for Netflix and chilling instead of treadmill and weight lifting.