2021 is finally here! Our lives have changed in so many ways in the past year. Our everyday habits and lifestyle has become completely different, and many of these changes are very positive. Many people are taking their health matters more seriously than they did before. Look for some of these new health trends that are on the edge of changing how we do things and lead our lives.
Conventional medicine focuses on treating health problems after they happen. But smart consumers have been trying to find better ways to approach their health and are demanding a preventive approach. People want to know how to stay healthy to prevent illness where it starts. People will be looking to increase their emphasis on exercise, healthy food, sleep, and stress reduction, which are the pillars of wellness, and have a significant evidence-based impact on preventing disease.
You’ve heard of prebiotics and probiotics, now welcome onto the world supplement stage: postbiotics. To say it clearly, prebiotics proceed probiotics, which proceed postbiotics. Postbiotics, the last in the metabolic cycle, are what may exert many of the health benefits on people. Postbiotics have been shown to help lower blood sugar and prevent obesity, treat diarrhea, support our immune system, have antimicrobial properties, and reduce inflammation. Since postbiotics are a byproduct of probiotic fermentation, some examples of foods that contain postbiotics are yoghurt, pickles, buttermilk, soft cheeses, miso, sauerkraut, sourdough bread, and tempeh.
Online wellness is going to be a major trend in 2021, which you probably already saw coming. Telemedicine, virtual visits with your therapist, meditation apps, digital fitness classes are all online and will be a growth sector while we’re still experiencing lockdowns. Fitness equipment sales have also gone up massively, as people create home based gyms. Through virtual platforms, wellness practices brought into the home, are very positive trend. Virtual wellness classes are more accessible to everyone, including those who may live in areas where certain classes or practices aren’t offered.
In 2020, Oregon passed a law to set standards for the therapeutic use of psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms. Other states and municipalities are looking to do the same. Experts are expecting that these moves will further legitimize the burgeoning field of psychedelic based therapies. Psilocybin has been shown to be very effective for depression in cancer patients with a terminal diagnosis. Microdosing (taking very small quantities) of certain psychedelics has been shown to be as effective as opiates for pain management, with none of the horrible side effects. One therapy that is legal and in use now is Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. This groundbreaking therapy is gaining ground as a good option for treatment-resistant depression and chronic pain management.
Unsurprisingly, immunity is a hot ticket item. Internet searches for immunity articles have skyrocketed, and people are looking for simple and effective solutions to boost their immune system. While following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and your local public health department is important to help stop the spread of diseases like COVID-19, there are things you can do to keep your immune system as healthy as possible. Get enough sleep, exercise regularly, reduce stress in your life, eat a well-balanced diet, and take the right like vitamins A, C, D and zinc, as well as more advanced formulas such as Tonix-R to support your immune system. We think we’ll continue to see an interest in immunity in 2021, and LifeBiotic is doing the research for botanical medicine’s contribution to the trend.
Self health is as in vogue as ever. Choosing LifeBiotic to help contribute to your immune system health is part of the smart moves we make everyday to stay safe and healthy. Please remember, making improvements to your diet, exercise and life choices is also part of the good health equation. With LifeBiotic and the right lifestyle choices, 2021 could be one of the healthiest years ever!
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