It is fabulous going Nordic walking along cherry trees, and it makes me appreciate how happy and healthy I am. Well, I recently came across an interesting post on 10 top health trends in 2019, and mental health was listed on the ranking. It looks like my Ima Iwai and positive thinking method aren’t so far-fetched after all-haha.
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In Ikigai Diet, we believe in a holistic approach, which means not just taking a single action like eating a superfood, but a combination of a lot of different activities. I am well because I have a fantastic diet, I exercise, I live in an environment surrounded by effective bacteria, and have a positive mental attitude.
Therefore having a variety of options is crucial in leading a healthy lifestyle. Let’s look at what this article in the site called MADE BY HEMP has to say about the trends in 2019.
The 5,000-year-old health system, Ayurveda (in Sanskrit means “knowledge of life”) is responsible for a lot of health movements in 2018. Perhaps the most familiar of which would be the ketogenic diet. Ayurveda is an old system of medicine that incorporates plants and animal products, particularly fats. The practice of Ayurveda involves using fats both for consumption, meaning eating fats like ghee, and external use, like oils for the skin. The practice connects both mind and body in bringing about wellness.
I have not tried Ayurveda yet even though I have known about it for a long time. Maybe it is time to try it this year.
2.More Plant-Based Alternatives
2018 has seen the rise of plant-based food, a whopping 23% rise in sales. Gone are the days when the choices we had regarding plant-based food were TVP and tofu. Now it is beginning to look like there will be a huge movement in the plant-based fish sector. Expect your local Whole Foods aisles to have more plant-based fish meat choices. The plant-based fish movement stemmed from the awareness of people of the negative impact of overfishing has on our environment.
Plant-based fish? I didn’t know about that.
A lot of people, students, and workers alike are severely lacking in sleep. In the coming year, we will have a better understanding of our circadian rhythm and the effects of melatonin and cortisol on our sleep patterns. If these two hormones get out of whack, our circadian rhythm will be thrown out of its cycle and our sleep gets messed up.
Yes, sleeping. I sleep a lot. I always sleep for 8 hours a day.
This year has seen a massive rise in popularity of CBD oil. Despite its being taboo in certain circles, Whole Foods Market’s projection predicts that CBD oil will have an even higher spike in popularity in 2019. Expect that in the coming year, we will be learning more about the endocannabinoid system or the ECS. This is a major bodily system which compounds like CBD and other cannabinoids interact with. We have seen how CBD oil has helped manage anxiety, and we’ve marveled at its anti-inflammatory and anti-seizure effects. Cannabis might also help with setting our sleep pattern straight. It most certainly helps with keeping a lid on anxiety and stress.
I have heard about CBD oil and have recently tried hops based CBD oil: It seems to be good. I don’t have any pains in my body at the moment to see the effect, but my wife says my skin has gotten smoother. I am going to look into CBD oil more this year. I have always been interested in the power of hemp.
More and more people are becoming aware of global warming and the dire situation the Earth is currently in. Expect that in 2019, the strong rise of the eco-friendly movement will continue. It is predicted that the use of single-use plastics and other single-use items will see a further decline and the BYOB (bring your own bag) movement will continue to become more popular.
Yes, ecology and health are interconnected. In Ikigai Diet, we regard environmental issues to be part of Seken-Yoshi, making society happy.
From 6 to 10, please read the article itself.