The Holistic Trends of 2017 Lead to a Better and Healthier 2018

Many people think that holistic and wellness trends rarely change the society, but this segment of our health and wellness culture has a great impact on what is trended.

The top trends of 2017 are listed below and they are outstanding, and the top trends for 2017 have become the starting points for 2018. Scientists say that unless the average person changes their way of eating, by the year 2030, there will be over 230 million people worldwide with chronic diseases and illnesses. The year 2017 was all about fresher and better foods while putting the processed away.

Here are three outstanding new natural vegan holistic trends that have become leaders in 2018.

Ice-creams for Vegans

The trend for vegan ice creams is rising rapidly. Vegans don’t eat dairy products, so regular ice cream is out, and vegan non-dairy and organic ices made with fruit and honey are popping up everywhere. Vegans are excited about this because everybody loves ice cream, and the vegan ice-creams are even becoming popular with non-vegans.

Tumeric Overtakes Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been the holistic favorite for many recipes as well as beneficial for the skin for years. Today, turmeric has moved to the top position in the health, wellness, and beauty.

A delightful spice from the Indian culture that has strong antioxidant powers it reduces inflammation when taken regularly. In 2017, turmeric gained the reputation as being the trifecta of healthcare when scientists found it to be a preventative medicinal agent also.

Youth and Anti-aging

Losing weight is the best way to look more youthful, but it can be difficult. Detoxing has become a popular trend and many companies have begun to holistically manufacture detox and cleansing products to cleanse the system to assist you in losing weight. When you use a cleanse, it washes out free radicals and toxins that your system is holding. When you eradicate them, you shine, both inside and out.

The trends of 2017 show us that holistic health points to a better future!

Three Exotic Foods Creating Great Interest In m Circles

They are predicted to be the three hottest food trends on the alternative health scene – one is a mushroom, the second is an exotic fruit from Peru and the third is a Japanese berry. Each is being touted for an array of wellness-boosting qualities.

Let’s take a closer look at the “Big Three” holistic nutritionists are excited about:

Chaga Mushroom

This is a species of mushroom that grows on birch trees. Studies of the effects on adding chaga to the diet indicate this fungi may have exceptional power to enhance the immune system, including fighting cancer. The chaga is not pretty. It’s looks like a black, warty growth clinging to the side of dead birch trees. But intense interest in this healthy mushroom is growing both among the public and researchers.


This South American fruit resembles a large avocado except for its bright orange color. It’s native to the Andean valleys of Peru, Ecuador and Chile. It was a highly prized supplement to the diet of the ancient peoples of the Andes region. Europeans first make mention of the fruit in 1531.

Lucuma produces a blood sugar balancing effect in humans. It also been associated with weight loss. People who try lucuma often mention its energy-boosting effect. It’s rich in antioxidants, and therefore, bolsters the immune systems and may fight or prevent cancer.

Lucuma is also delicious. The taste is described as a combination of maple syrup and sweet potato.

Haskap Berry

For centuries the Japanese have called the haskap berry the “Fruit of Longevity.” It originates from Hokkaido and was brought to Canada in the 1960s. Food researchers call this berry a “formidable antioxidant superfood” because of the unusually high number of antioxidants discovered in its makeup.

The haskap berry is described as a combination of a blueberry, raspberry and black currant. It is delicious to taste.

Industry watchers say chaga, lacuma and haskap are the food trends to watch for healthy eating in 2018.

Is Turmeric The Wonder Spice Your Body Needs?

If you follow latest holistic health trends, you may find yourself heading to the local grocery store for a bottle of turmeric. It’s the bright yellow spice that is often used in Indian and Asian cooking, and it’s a relative of the ginger plant. It’s potent, smells funny, but it’s packed full of beneficial elements. In fact, there are more than 300 compounds that make this spice, all of which are wonderful for your body.

Some experts are calling turmeric the long-lost spice girl. Bon Appetite Magazine posted an article about the 49 different recipes that can be used to incorporate turmeric into your diet. Thankfully, if you don’t want to cook with it, you can take it in capsule form. Though it’s gaining in popularity in the United States for its holistic benefits, it’s been around for thousands of years. The first reported use for medicinal purposes is by the Asians as a part of Siddha medicine.

The rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant is native to Southeast Asia. It’s believed to be able to help or cure Parkinson’s disease, blood clots, urinary tract infections, depression, anxiety, joint pain, inflammation, and much more. However, is this spice more hype help?

The reports from studies done on turmeric are promising. In fact, it shows that people who use 500 milligrams of this pill at least twice per day are showing dramatic improvements in health. Thankfully, there are no side effects of taking a spice, which cannot be said about prescription medications.

One of the main ingredients in this spice is curcumin, and it has been used for more than 5,000 years. This herb is an antioxidant, and it has potent antifungal and antibacterial properties. If turmeric only included this additive, it would be good, but there are 299 more additives that help gives it an even more significant punch.

What’s funny is turmeric is often used to hand-dyed fabrics and to cook wonderful meals. However, it seems that taking this spice on a regular basis is like putting your insides through a car wash. It helps remove the bad, but it keeps the good. More impressively is the fact that it’s being used in place of chemotherapy in cancer patients. Chemo destroys both bad and good cells, which causes weakened immune systems. However, turmeric can target and kill the bad and leave the good in place.

For anyone suffering from an ailment that doesn’t want to risk the side effects of medication, turmeric may be the answer. It indeed is worth looking into at the very least.