[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The past year provided the world of wellness with some sort of makeover as it witnessed people who were more open and honest about sensitive conversations involving mental health. Other than that, it also saw major traction of CBD oil as people sang praises of its extreme potentiality to lessen anxiety and more especially transform sleep. With 2018 already in the books, here are the wellness trends that are expected to rock the year.
The Endocannabinoid System Will Be At Par with Microbiome
This might seem like a reach but the sudden trend of hemp oil in the wellness world would likely result in more talks about the highly-regarded Endocannabinoid System, which has been a significant bodily system that the compounds in hemp and CBD are currently interacting with. Chi-Chen Hou, who is the managing director of AFI Capital Partners, believes that Cannabis has the capacity to become a novel approach to address key functions such as improving digestion, sleep, stress, and pain in a positive and more acceptable way. In a detailed estimation, The Hemp Business Journal is confident that the U.S. hemp industry is expected to reach the $1.9 billion dollar threshold by 2022.
At present, hemp oil has been nothing short of phenomenal as it illustrated anti-seizure, anti-pain, and anti-inflammatory properties. Similar to microbiome, the endocannabinoid system
has been involved in regulating complex physiological processes such as glucose metabolism, pain perception, immune function, bone density, and blood pressure. With 31 percent of U.S. adults suffering from anxiety complications, it is more almost certainly a lock that the endocannabinoid tone will be utilized in measuring the person’s response to stress.
Brain Health Takes the Spotlight
Unhealthy diet, insufficient sleep, addiction to technology, and city pollution are just among the factors that are putting everyone’s brain health at risk every single day. Just last year, the world of health and wellness was bombarded with a boatful of information regarding on brain health ranging from Dr. Lisa Mosconi’s book known as “Brain Food” to the viral article of Dr. Adam Gazzaley, which tackled on the crisis of cognition. As a matter of fact, last year also taught everyone that brain fog isn’t just in your head but also has something to do with your actions and diet. With the talk about brain getting so much exposure, it is more than likely that everyone will be witnessing massive changes on brain health that would actually alter people’s lives.
The Modernization of Ayurveda
The ancient healing system of Ayurveda found its way to the mainstream business thanks to a number of celebrities, who have been sharing the practice of panchakarma online. Panchakarma, which involves a particularized diet, oil rituals, and herbal regimen, is an Ayurvedic method that was primarily utilized in detoxification processes. Last year alone, the Ayurveda spread like wildfire with the sudden emergence of ketogenic diets and other fat-friendly ways to food. Subsequently, ghee, which is a regular fixture in Ayurvedic cooking, became a cooking staple for everyone with brands such as Fourth & Heart and Ancient Organics, finding space at Whole Foods Market and convenient stores such as Safeway and Stop & Shop.
Presently, the Surya Spa, which is situated in the hills of Pacific Palisades, has been offering the Hollywood’s elite with conventional pancha karmas. However, there have been a number of public figures and brands who have made the Ayurveda more accessible to everyone. Among those include author Jasmine Hemsley, who penned the critically acclaimed East by West cookbook and Gaia Herb’s ready-to-purchase golden milk. With more consumers trying to avoid fad trends and seeking respected and scientifically-proven forms healings, the popularity of Ayurveda is expected to continually grow.
Massage Therapy Will Grow By Leaps And Bounds
Another field that is expected to grow at a rate of knots is the massage therapy field. In 2017, the massage therapy
alone was a $16 billion industry in the country, which is more than twice the value than the projected number of six billion a year. In fact, there are nearly 400,000 massage therapists and massage schools in the United States. Among the therapeutic benefits of massage include its effectiveness to treat conditions such as low back pains, cancer-related fatigue, fibromyalgia, and high blood pressure. With massage companies such as AsianMassageStores.com
performing at full throttle, the revenue growth for the massage therapy industry is expected to raise an average rate of 4 percent per year until 2022.
Plant-Based Fish Will Go Mainstream
The plant-based meat market made headlines last year as it experienced a 23 percent growth with the assistance of forward-looking companies such as Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat. Not to be outdone is the plant-based dairy industry, which accounts for 13 percent of milk sales. With dairy, chicken, and beef reaching greater heights, the fish market is expected to follow through and keep up with consumer preferences.
Among the known providers of plant-based fish include Sophie’s Kitchen, which now presents customers with a wide range of skews that are specially contrived to appeal to distinctive palates. In addition, Sophie’s Kitchen also reported a 72 percent increase in sales around the United States between the opening quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of last year. What is more is that new companies such as Good Catch and Ocean Hugger Foods have put themselves in the market by handing out plant-based substitutes to raw and canned goods, thereby, making the competition much even fiercer.
Public Figures Will Tackle More Financial Topics
Like it or not, financial stress can take a grave toll on everyone’s well-being. Research findings by the Psychosomatic Medicine concluded
that grown-ups who had financial nuisances in their lives suffered a considerable amount of psychological distress and curtailed degrees of psychological health. In related studies, the Northwestern Mutual
also discovered that about one in five Americans said that they sometimes face financial disagreements with their partners. With that being taken into consideration, it is in all likelihood that the sluices will be open on forthright and valuable discussions about the responsibility that money portrays in everyone’s health and comfort.