2018 Health Trends

Like I said in the “About me” section. I love trying out all health fads. I’m not sure why, as a medical professional I know some of them are bogus and others are just marketing ploys, but regardless, I’m still a sucker for them. Here are some of the trends that I’m jumping on the bandwagon for this year.

More Non GMO, Gluten Free foods like Soozy’s Muffins
I love muffins, I love all baked goods, but my favorite is a muffin warmed up. I know that usually there is nothing healthy about a muffin, it’s full of carbs and sugar, but these muffins give me HOPE! This is their “Wild Blueberry” Flavor. They have others like double chocolate, coffee cake, chocolate banana, matcha, and sweet potato. Ingredients are listed below.

INGREDIENTS: Soozy’s Flour Blend (Blanched Almond Flour, Arrowroot Flour, Organic Coconut Flour), Filtered Water, Cage Free Whole Eggs, Maple Syrup, Wild Blueberries, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Dried Orange Peel, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon, Lemon Extract, Paleo Baking Powder (Baking Soda, Monocalcium Phosphate, Cream of Tartar), Vanilla Extract, Sea Salt.

Moon Juice Products
“Moon Juice is the resource for plant-sourced alchemy to nourish and elevate body, beauty and consciousness. We celebrate the unadulterated, exquisite flavors and healing force of raw vegetables, fruits, petals, herbs, roots, nuts and seaweeds as daily nourishment, beauty tools and high-powered natural remedies. Explore our organic pressed juices, Moon Milks, Cosmic Provisions, the Moon Pantry and our Moon Dust collection. We are a tangible touchstone for a community excited about a new way of living.”


A potent pairing for stamina, strength, and energy. Ketogenic and biofermented Vanilla Mushroom Adaptogenic Protein controls stress-related weight gain, boosts focus, and mental stamina while the blend of elite superherbs and supermushrooms in Power Dust elevate energy levels and support healthy cardiovascular function.*


Moon Dust sampler pack
Moon Dusts® are custom blends of adaptogenic superherbs and supermushrooms that help combat the effects of stress to nourish body, beauty, and consciousness from the inside out. The Full Moon Dust Box includes 12 Moon Dust sachets (2 of each): Spirit, Beauty, Power, Brain, Dream and Sex.

I’ve already raved allllllll about tumeric in an earlier post, but I will continue on with this for many years to come. Plus I just love the taste.

You can see that post HERE


The numbers on kombucha’s growth are stunning. According to Square, kombucha sales are up by more than 12 times from three years ago, and one research firm says the category is already worth an annual $600 million (and counting). That potential may be why small upstarts such as Health-Ade, a Los Angeles-based company that started out selling its brew at farmers’ markets in 2012, is expanding thanks to a $7 million cash infusion—or why Peet’s Coffee recently invested $7.5 million in Revive Kombucha. And PepsiCo’s 2016 acquisition of Kevita means you’ll be soon able to sip probiotics almost everywhere soda products are sold.

At the same time, kombucha is more of a speciality drink than before. Much as the craft beer and artisanal coffee movements put product quality into the spotlight, there’s now a lot more passion for the artistry that goes into creating kombucha with new purveyors coming to market. Regional ‘booch brewers from Brooklyn’s Pilot to Lion Heart of Portland, OR, are creating inventive flavors with a local twist. And it’s not just a coastal thing, either: In New Orleans, there’s Big Easy Bucha’s Voodoo Brew, which incorporates Southern flavors such as chicory and vanilla coffee. Farther north in Pennsylvania, Sole makes an oak-aged blend of blackberries, blueberries, hibiscus, and ginger.

I actually don’t care for the taste of kombucha at all, but I do like the gut health and bubbles that come with this. this one is my favorite so far.


Low Alcohol or healthier alcoholic drinks

I am one that gets hungover SO easily. Two glasses of wine and I’m hungover for 2 days. I’m foggy, I’m nauseous, I’m shaky, my stomach hurts, my sleep sucks. Basically, I suck for 2 days. Don’t even get me started on if I go out partying one night. I do feel like I’m a lot more fun when I drink, I’m not as reserved, I’m not as quiet. I’ve actually been told this before. So I continue to drink to have fun. BUT not this year. This year I’m worrying less about what others think of me and doing things for myself (plus I don’t really have the time to party with school and work) I’m staying away from drinks at brunch and dinner and opting for a sparkling water instead (so I can get the bubbles still).


What are you going to change about your health routine this year?






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