As we enter a brand new year with a renewed sense of purpose, it's more important than ever to look after our wellness — both mental and physical. With that in mind, Om Organics has been paying particular attention to some of the latest health and wellness trends that nourish the mind, body, and soul. So put your feet up, pour yourself a superfood latté and incorporate these health products, regimes, and tools into your self-care routine.
Do you often feel tired? Are your menstrual and sleep cycles out of whack? Has anxiety been affecting your home and work life? Have you been experiencing unwarranted weight gain? It's possible that your body's chemical messengers, namely hormones, are unbalanced.
Did you know there is a holistic way to relieve some of these symptoms using hormone balancing adaptogens?
Used for centuries in ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, adaptogens are a group of non-toxic herbs and mushrooms that offer a natural way for our bodies to adapt to hormonal fluctuations and get us back on track.
Hormone imbalances in women can occur due to:
- Extreme stress
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Perimenopause and menopause
- Medical conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome, primary ovarian insufficiency, endometriosis, and ovarian cysts
The Lunaa brand of adaptogens is a blend of non-toxic, organic, sugar-free, and vegan ingredients that help with symptoms such as menstruation and PMs, estrogen loss, reproductive health, and low energy. Ground into powder form, you can add them to water or blend them into your favourite superfood latté.
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2. Better Your Health with Superfood Lattés
Insomnia, digestive issues, and anxiety are just some of the reasons why people are cutting back or giving up on coffee and black tea. Luckily, there is a solution for those who love hot drinks but don't want the damaging side effects of too much caffeine and tannic acid.
Found in some coffee shops and at your local natural health food store, superfood lattés deliver on flavour and provide a daily dose of antioxidants and other holistic health benefits. Add some of these powdered superfoods to your favourite nut-milk for a supremely satisfying drink:
- Raw Cacao
Made from cold-pressing raw cacao beans, cacao powder is delicious, but it also provides several health benefits. It contains antioxidant-rich flavonoids, sulphur and magnesium, which is good for your skin, muscle and bone health. Enjoy your raw cacao latté with cashew milk, natural vanilla, and a sprinkling of coconut sugar for a flavour bomb.
Made by combining cold-pressing turmeric juice with nut milk, turmeric lattés, also known as golden milk, have become exceptionally popular in the last few years. Turmeric is not only good for your brain, but it is also good for your skin as it reduces blemishes and promotes moisture retention. It also has digestive and anti-inflammatory properties. Make your golden milk even spicier with a dash of freshly ground black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, and a spoonful of natural sweetener such as raw honey.
Used in Japanese tea ceremonies since the 12th century, matcha powder is a concentrated form of green tea that is filled with immune-boosting antioxidants and also helps to clear acne and plaque buildup on your teeth. Get the benefits of matcha with a steaming coconut milk latté, or add a few spoonfuls of matcha powder to your morning smoothie.
You've likely heard of beet smoothies, but mixing this deep red powder in your latté is a great way to start your day. Perfect for expectant mothers, beets provide a high source of folic acid and help stabilize blood sugar levels and keep energy levels up. Boost the earthy taste of beets with ginger, cacao powder and maple syrup for a truly satisfying sip.
- Charcoal Latte
Commonly used to treat poisoning, activated charcoal is now a popular health food trend due to its ability to absorb toxins and contaminants in the digestive system. With just the right natural flavouring, an activated charcoal latté can help alleviate gas and bloating, control cholesterol, and soothe an upset stomach. However, only a small amount of charcoal should be added to your latté as high amounts can induce vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation.
3. Invest in R&R
Investing in good sleep habits and maintaining a healthy fitness regime that includes relaxation has numerous benefits and is a health trend we should all get behind.
During these uncertain times, when people are not spending as much money on entertainment or going out, it doesn't hurt to invest in the things that promote healthy sleep and rest at home, including:
- Eco-friendly pillows and linens that are free of toxic materials and help maintain body temperatures
- Apps that help you fall asleep by playing white noise, waves, and/or bedtime stories
- Online yoga classes that you can do at home
- Natural sleep aids such as melatonin or CBD
- Stepping outside for a 20-30 minute walk once a day
4. Eat Intuitively
Fad diets are called such because they are just that, a fad. Instead of South Beach, Atkins, Keto and Paleo, the new health trend is to eat intuitively.
Intuitive eating does not mean just eating gluten or dairy-free, or even vegetarian. It's about finding the foods that give you energy and that also work within your own body's chemistry and system. There should be no guilt about what you eat. It's all about what sustains you and gives you the most benefit.
5. Relax Your Face
When stress or anxiety creep up, a lot of that tension goes straight to our faces, resulting in sore facial muscles, tight jaws (TMJ), and headaches. One way to alleviate facial stress is by giving yourself a good facial massage, which not only helps to relax your face but provides considerable skincare benefits.
Follow these steps for the best at-home facial massage that will make you feel as if you visited the spa:
- Invest in a flat-stone face massager made from rose quartz, jade, or crystal.
- Apply a few drops of Om Organics all-natural Rosehip + Black Cumin Perfecting Facial Oil to your face first to help the stone glide as well as provide relief and skin moisturizing benefits
- Use the Gua Sha method by scraping the stone from the middle of your face outwards
6. Being Comfortable in the Skin You’re In
As people become more aware about their health, they see the correlation that a good skincare regime has as part of their overall wellbeing.
Rethinking the way we talk about and show our skin —imperfections and all— and investing in products and their ingredients that enhance our skin’s natural beauty is a trend we at Om Organics know all about.
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