Sensory Deprivation Tanks
While being enclosed in a dark, sound-proof box full of salt water might sound more like an opening scene to C.S.I Miami than a wellness treatment, these tanks are nothing new. Sensory deprivation has been used since the 50’s to create an environment free from any distractions, allowing you some nice alone time with your thoughts.
It is said to be the ideal environment for meditation and deep relaxation, and the super relaxed state allows your body to heal more effectively. It also lowers levels of cortisol, the hormone responsible for stress. Taking 60-90 minutes out of a hectic day to just float your stress away sounds like a slice of heaven on earth, sign us up!
Technology Helping to Take Control
It seems like these days there is a gadget for everything, and wellness is no exception. From caloric and nutrient intake, exercise and even the amount of water you drink people are turning to technology to take the guesswork out of wellness. With devices like the FitBit™, Apple Watch and many others wearable tracking device, and apps like Waterlogged and MyFitnessPal tracking water, caloric and nutrient intake, nothing is left to chance. Anything that makes it easier to get enough exercise and nutrient rich foods is clearly a winner so we can expect to see this technology only increase in the future.
Activated charcoal has a long list of uses when it comes to wellness. The power of this natural wellness wonder comes from the tiny pores covering it’s surface. These pores are negatively charged, which causes positively charged toxins and gases to bond with the surface, the charcoal then harmlessly passes through your system, taking the nasties along with it.
Because of this unique property activated charcoal is used to treat poisoning, reduce gas and bloating, lower cholesterol and cleanse the digestive system. But Activated charcoal is not just an internal medicine, is also whitens teeth, improves oral health, and can be used to treat acne, insect bites and even body odour!
Edible clay has similar properties to activated charcoal. It too acts to draw out positively charged toxins from the body due to its negatively charged surface. And when you consider the fact that a single gram of Bentonite clay has a surface area of over 800 square meters (roughly the size of a tennis court) you realize that’s a whole lot of toxin pulling power! By ridding the body of toxins edible clay helps with digestion and internal wellness, gives clearer skin, brighter whites of the eyes and increased energy. This natural remedy has been used all over the world for thousands of years and is hailed as one of nature’s great gifts to humanity.
Oil pulling has been around a very long time. It has been around for thousands of years in fact, but is just now starting to gain a large mainstream following.
With the many many health benefits of this ancient practise it is no surprise that it is gaining popularity. Considering the added bonus of a beaming white smile, and with companies like Keeko Oil making high quality oils so easily available, easy to use and delicious, we see this becoming one of the big health trends of the future. A beaming white smile, so many added health benefits, and it tastes good?
Sounds like a winner to us.