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Holly Bertone, CNHP, PMP
Holly Bertone, CNHP, PMP President and CEO Pink Fortitude, LLC
over 1 year Alexandria, VA, United States Story
Top 5 Wellness Trends in 2018

What wellness trends should you know about in 2018? What are the hot topics? What are the ones to worry about? With insights from industry experts, these are the top five wellness trends you should pay attention to in 2018.

It’s a new year and time to turn over a new leaf and start fresh. With all of the information out there, how do you know who and what to listen to? I’ve spoken with experts in the health and wellness industry to get their take on the top wellness trends in 2018. Here’s what they had to say…

Foods that Vibe

Robyn Openshaw explains the “quantum” way to evaluate what you are eating in her new book, Vibe. According to Openshaw, “You might be shocked at how much information is available about how to be healthy, that isn’t in the mainstream media – at all.”

Did you know that foods all have a specific, measurable frequency? Here’s a basic principle of Einstein’s quantum physics that has everything to do with what you’re putting in your shopping cart, and on your plate: A substance of a higher frequency can cause a substance of a lower frequency to increase. Openshaw explains why Einstein’s and Tesla’s theories show that calories aren’t a good assessment of energies. At all. There’s a “quantum” way to evaluate what you’re eating.

According to Openshaw, “When your cells are vibrating high, your disease risk is minimized. Researchers have discovered that when cells are clean, organs vibrate higher–and the optimized human nervous system registers stable, smooth, high frequencies. It feels like calm, peace, joy, love–and the other measurable high-vibration states.”

Self Care and Mindfulness

Psychoneuroimmunology is a big word that you will be seeing more of this year. I remember first learning about it during my undergrad studies and thought it was the coolest thing ever that your brain, immune system, and nervous system are all interconnected. Your emotions CAN cause (and even cure) illness and disease. WOW.

Self care is another word you will be seeing more of. Megan Buer, CECP from Harmony Restored shares, “After years of trying every healing diet I could find, seeing doctors, and spending thousands in supplements and health books, I finally found out how to truly take care of myself. I spent so many years trying to fix myself and the answer was under my nose the whole time. Truly taking care of myself in an authentic way – going for walks, dancing, writing, spending time with friends, meditation and yoga – radically transformed my health. Turns out, for me, it was never about the food. It was about mindfulness and how well I was taking care of myself.  These simple (and fun!) self care practices helped me practice mindfulness, by getting out of my own head and back into my life. I realized that the present moment was actually a great place to be, and it was just my own thinking that would get in the way of seeing the beauty right in front of me. I stopped trying to fix everyone and everything, and found joy in the simple routines of my daily life. This practice healed anxiety more than anything else I had ever tried.”

Meditation is another one of the key elements to balance your mind-body connection. According to Emily Fletcher, Founder of Ziva Meditation, “We meditate to get good at life, not to get good at meditation! Consistent meditation has been scientifically proven to deepen sleep, reduce anxiety, and increase creativity. Thoughts during meditation is an indicator that old stress is actually leaving the body, which is the whole point!”

All Natural Beauty

We are becoming more educated consumers. Most of us read food labels but how many of us read labels on our skin care, beauty, hair and makeup products? Thanks to the Environmental Working Group and their Skin Deep Database, we not only know more about the ingredients in our products, but we are voting with our dollars and demanding more all-natural products in our beauty products.

Companies like Beautycounter are becoming household names with their all-natural skin care and make up. Beautycounter’s The Never List™ is made up of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals that they never use as ingredients in their products. This includes the over 1,400 chemicals banned or restricted in personal care products by the European Union, plus additional chemicals screened by Beautycounter and found to be of concern.

All-natural beauty isn’t just for women.

The CEO of New Man Revolution believes that “being healthy IS manly and every shower can bring you a little closer to a more bad a$$ version of yourself.”

The Broken Brain

The broken brain is becoming a terrifying epidemic. Our children are struggling with ADHD and autism. Our parents are being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. First responders and military service members struggle with traumatic brain injuries and PTSD. And those of us still remaining have depression, anxiety, brain fog, migraines, and pretty much everything in between. Studies show that one in six children and one in two elderly will be affected by the “broken brain” in their lifetime.

Dr. Mark Hyman was a physician who couldn’t even remember his patient’s names. “I felt like I simultaneously had dementia, depression, and ADD. My brain felt broken! Eventually, I discovered I suffered from mercury toxicity and was completely exhausted from overworking. My brain health suffered the most. I had terrible brain fog and couldn’t focus for long periods of time.”

Prescribing pills and turning a blind eye are not the answer. Healing begins in the gut. You are going to see more and more information coming out about nootropics. Bulletproof coffee is the new Starbucks with its brain octane and products like Unfair Advantage. All I know is that after dealing with chemo brain, menopause brain, and Hashi’s brain… I’m doing everything I can to not only heal my broken brain, but keep it healthy as I age.

Conscious Capitalism

Entrepreneur, Doctor of Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Qi Gong Master, author of The Urban Monk and The Art of Stopping Time, husband and fater, Pedram Shojai is leading the way in putting conscious capitalism on the map. Dr. Shojai created to “intersect health, green living, and conscious commerce. I wanted to support lasting solutions that make people healthier, support the environment, and spread money to people acting responsibly and ethically.”

Conscious capitalism and sustainability even thrives in the Veteran-owned business community. According to Co-owner and CEO Emily Nunez Cavness, “I was inspired to start Sword & Plough because I wanted to find a way to empower veteran employment, reduce waste, and strengthen civil-military understanding. The opportunity to combine all of these interests into a purposeful social enterprise has been such a fulfilling experience! We’re so proud of the impact Sword & Plough has created so far and very grateful for our community of supporters!”

CEO Stephen Ezell created MyGreenFills laundry detergent because he wanted his company to provide sustainable, non-toxic and affordable products, all while giving back to the community. According to Ezell, “We believe that as consumers (and more importantly, as humans), we deserve to know what we’re putting on our bodies. While many companies use toxic chemicals and hide behind scientific ingredient names, we vow to NEVER use harmful chemicals and to keep our MyGreenFills family informed at all times.” PS – click HERE for a $5 trial kit!

Sounds like a win-win-win to me!

About the Author

Holly Bertone, CNHP, PMP, is a #1 bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and wellness expert. She is the President and CEO of Pink Fortitude, LLC and runs the health and wellness website Holly is a breast cancer and Hashimoto’s survivor and turned these two significant health challenges into a passion to help others. She inspires others with her quick wit, brutal honesty, and simple ways to be healthy in real life.

Holly is passionate about reaching out to cancer and autoimmune survivors, and also volunteers for organizations supporting our military veterans. In her free time, she loves to garden, and hit flea markets and yard sales. Holly is married to a retired Green Beret, is a stepmother, and lives in Alexandria, VA.

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Holly Bertone, CNHP, PMP
President and CEO Pink Fortitude, LLC

Holly Bertone, CNHP, PMP, is an author, blogger, and healthy living advocate. She is the President and CEO of Pink Fortitude, LLC. Holly is a breast cancer and Hashimoto’s survivor and turned these two significant health challenges into an enterprise of healthy living. She inspires others with her [...]

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