Taking a moment to share some of my favorite alternative approaches to overall health and wellbeing
I think wellness can be simplified. We don’t nearly as much as we think we do and we essentially vote with our dollar. There is a lot of noise out there and it’s important to go with what works for ourselves and our bodies.
To me the core foundations of health revolve around body, mind and soul. It’s easy to get sucked into the world of…I need everything to truly be well. The reality is, our bodies are intelligent and respond to our environment. If we maintain balance in our lives by eating well, resting well, not stressing, being in nature and connecting with others…chances are we are able to live a beautifully well life.
I have been simplifying my wellness purchases over the past 5 years which saves a lot of money and time. I find that the more I devote to the pillars of health, as mentioned above, the happier and healthier I feel. Sometimes self care is simply being in nature and drinking enough water.
But I do like to buy products to help promote health. I like to support companies that are doing good for the world, who are here to truly promote health, who use science and who work in relationship with our beautiful planet. Our planet is a cornucopia of medicine.
Wellness Products / August 2022
I love using this throat spray, it tastes good and is a woman owned business sourcing
Propolis is a source of prebiotics and antioxidants that improves intestinal barrier function and protects against oxidative stress
- Supports your immune system with antioxidants, vitamin C, zinc, iron, B vitamins, and over 300 other beneficial compounds
- Naturally contains flavonoids and polyphenols that fight free radicals and combat oxidative stress
- Soothe a scratchy throat
🌺 Bach Flower Remedies / Aspen “Feel Secure”
I am a big fan of flower remedies. I love working with subtle energy and trust in the healing powers of flowers. Bach remedies are emotional support allies and I tend to work with whatever remedy my soul is being called into during a specific time of my life.
The system of plant and flower-based remedies was developed in the 1930s by Dr. Edward Bach, a physician and homeopath who was convinced that emotional wellbeing was key to overall health. Dr. Bach spent his life exploring the use of flowers and plants to bring a simple, natural and gentler approach to emotional balance.
I have been falling in love with the poetic and scientifically sound world of Dr. Zach Bush, one of the creators of ION.
What he says intrinsically makes sense at a deep soul level. Ion works on the premise that there are weak junctions in our membranes and that in order to preserve our inner environment we have to fix these weak junctions. Ion helps us to do that by using ancient soil microbes. No big deal.
From the ION website,
The science behind ION* lies in strengthening the cellular integrity of your body’s barriers, including not just your gut, but your sinuses and skin as well. Keeping your cells connected keeps these barriers intact, which sets the stage (or “terrain” as we like to call it) for seamless interaction between you and your microbiome.
🌿 Herbal Tinctures (Open Hearts Club Herbs + Spirit)
As an herbalist I love including herbal tinctures into my wellness regiment, especially during the different seasons and cycles of life. I like to make my own and work with different plant allies to help support my various systems in the body. Tinctures are a very old form of medicine in which organic plant matter is cut into small pieces and then alcohol is used to extract the medicinal compounds in the plant. Tinctures are usually created in a jar and shaken daily (macerated) to encourage the breakdown of the plant. I use various tinctures for various ailments. When looking for tinctures, try to support a local herbalist through platforms like Etsy, look for organic or wild crafted and check the reputation of the shop to ensure they know what they are doing. Humans have been healing with plants for a very long time.
I am learning it’s so good to really question what do I really need and to not get lost in all the hype of endless “wellness products.” Know what you really truly need, source from responsible business that align with your values and honor and cherish those products that you choose to integrate into your body and wellness routine. I enjoy considering all the things I can do that are “free” that I don’t need to buy. Such as just being in nature, closing my eyes long enough to observe my thoughts and just practicing more gratitude for all the beauty in my life.
Wishing you all the luck on your journey and if you have any favorite wellness products or health experience that you enjoy, I would love to hear about them!