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!

Aloe Vera Could Be Used To Improve Fish Immunity, New Brazilian Study Suggests

A new study out of Brazil’s São Paulo University suggests daily supplementation with the ancient plant aloe vera could be used naturally improve the immunity of farm-raised pacu fish.


Professors were mainly interested in whether aloe vera had any effect reducing the pacu’s reaction to the bacteria Aeromonas hydrophila, which often causes diseases in fish. They were also curious to see if the aloe vera plant strengthened the pacu fish’s immune response to travel stressors.


In total, researchers examined 240 young pacu fish who were split up into four different groups. The control group was only given a standard diet without aloe vera extract. The other three groups were given 5, 10, or 20 grams of aloe vera spray in their commercial feed every day.


After ten days, scientists packed the fish up and sent them on a four-hour drive to another facility. Researchers then took blood samples of all the fish to see how they fared with the added stress of travel. They also injected a few fish with a placebo and others with the A. hydrophila bacteria to see if aloe vera had any positive effect.


When they examined the blood samples of the four groups of fish, researchers found that the aloe vera groups had a stronger immune system than the control group. They also found that fish who had aloe vera had a lower amount of the stress hormone cortisol in their bloodstream than the control group.


Researchers hope this study will encourage people working in aquaculture to consider using natural remedies like aloe vera to combat travel stress and bacterial infections rather than harsh antibiotics.


Fábio S. Zanuzzo, who works at São Paulo University’s Aquaculture Center of Unesp, was the lead author on this study. This study was recently published in Fish & Shellfish Immunology under the title, “Aloe vera enhances the innate immune response of pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus) after transport stress and combined heat killed Aeromonas hydrophila infection.”

Holistic Ways To Get You To Fall Asleep

Are you having trouble falling asleep? Before you reach for the Ambien or other sleep medication, try these natural ways to help you get to sleep. Medicines like Ambien can have side effects such as sleepwalking and eating while sleeping. The following holistic and natural ways to fall asleep are safe and can be done easily and quickly without the use of prescription drugs.


Caffeine may be keeping you awake at night. Try not to consume drinks that contain caffeine such as tea and coffee after 3 p.m. Alcoholic beverages can also disrupt your sleep. Don’t consume any alcohol at least 2-3 hours before calling it a night.


Heavy meals before bed can also inhibit your ability to fall asleep. Eat light or moderate meals before its time to go to bed. Avoiding spicy and greasy foods may also be a good idea. If you are hungry, however, you should get a light snack or meal. Hunger can keep you awake and prevent you from dozing off.


A great alternative to sleeping pills with side effects is all natural and delicious herbal tea. Chamomile tea can calm you down and help promote a good night’s sleep. This herbal tea should be readily available in supermarkets and health food stores. It is sold under Celestial Seasonings and Yogi Tea brands. Other herbal teas that can help you fall asleep are lemon balm and passion flower teas. You can also add honey to these teas for some flavor and additional medicinal effect.


Massaging certain points in your body can help relax you and put you to sleep. You can try some self-massage, have someone do a massage or go to an acupuncturist. This can not only relieve stress but help you get a good night’s rest.


Proper nutrition is essential for good health and sleep. If you lack vitamins and minerals such as vitamin D, magnesium the B-vitamins or melatonin, then you may suffer from an inability to sleep or poor quality sleep at night. Consider taking a supplement or eating foods that are rich in these nutrients.