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3 Health Trends That Actually Work

By Genevieve Cunningham

Living a healthy life is more than just an Instagram trend. It's something that we should all be striving for. A healthy life is something that makes us feel better and creates a better overall life experience. But it's also something that creates a bit of confusion for many. It seems as though every time we turn around, there's a new health trend on the market. And to be honest, it can be challenging to decipher which trend is worth your time and which isn't. If you need a little help choosing the good and improving your lifestyle, take a look at these health trends that are totally worth your time.

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal has long been used as a detox for poisoning in hospital settings. The charcoal soaks up the poison and impurities and then flushes them from the body. In today's world, activated charcoal is used in various health and beauty products. Proponents claim powerful detox benefits such as faster digestion, weight loss, and clear skin. Most reviews for this health trend are excellent, so giving it a try may be in your best interest.

Intermittent Fasting

This is a tricky trend. Some people swear by fasting while others are understandably nervous about giving it a try. What is it? Intermittent fasting, also called IF, is fitting all of your calories into a small window of time during the day. In traditional IF, there’s an eight-hour eating window, followed by 16 hours of fasting. But with its growing popularity, people have adapted this to the extremes. The serious fasters may eat in a four-hour window, while those testing the waters may eat in a 12-hour window. The benefits claimed range from weight loss to mental clarity. Because this can affect various health conditions, it’s best to talk with your doctor before giving IF a try.

Turmeric Everything

This pungent spice has become a hot topic. Because of its natural anti-inflammatory properties, it's been infused in various foods, drinks, and even pastes for the skin. Does it work? For a lot of people, yes. Just keep in mind that turmeric is bold in color and will need to be washed quickly and thoroughly in order to prevent staining.

It doesn't have to be a difficult task to stay in shape. It can be easy … but you have to know where to start and who and what to trust. Use these effective health trends to get you moving in the right direction, and enjoy better health for years to come.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Pasadena, Calif.

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