The Wellness Trends You Have to Try

what wellness trends should you try

 

Hello, all you lovely people! I’m so hyped to share the wellness trends you have to try today on Buddha Belly.

After dealing with chronic pain for years I became a nerd for all things wellness and am super passionate about researching and trying out the latest wellness trends.

There are so many wellness trends out there, but which ones actually work and how? The number of wellness trends and fads out there are endless and continue to grow. It would give anyone a headache trying to choose the best one for them. So how on earth do you decide which wellness trends to try?

Let me share my experiences with you so you can save your money and most importantly your time!

 

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Cryotherapy

 

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I had been wanting to try out cryotherapy for awhile so when I finally felt well enough after my surgery I decided to give it a try!

The what:

Cryotherapy is one of the hottest wellness trends out there right now. It’s supposed to boost the body’s natural recovery process resulting in energy, healing, reduction in delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), reduce inflammation, burn calories, anti-aging, and much more. It is said this occurs because of the cold temps that can get down to -220F. The cold air is supposed to cause blood to be redirected to key organs and not just any blood, but highly filtered and full of nutrients blood.

The deets:

Not enough research. There has been no conclusive research done on cryotherapy yet to support its claims and the FDA has not approved cryotherapy as a medical treatment. The medical research community is typically very slow on research into preventative health procedures so it may be awhile before we find out if cryotherapy is a yay or a nay. The research that’s been done so far is mixed. Some research says that cryotherapy to recover faster after workouts look promising while others say not so much.

My experience:

I tried out cryotherapy at a local place called the Cryolounge and they made me feel super comfortable during the whole process.

You disrobe all the way except your underwear and your bra (if it doesn’t have underwire). All your jewelry and anything else metal needs to be removed. They gave me some super styling ear muffs, a robe to wear and some socks to keep my tootsies warm.

Once you’re inside the machine you take off your robe and throw it over the side and “cover up the girls” as one of the owners said. You don’t get a lot of blood flow there or your elbows so if you aren’t wearing a bra definitely cover those puppies up!

I won’t lie…it was pretty dang cold, but Alex talked to me through the whole 2 minutes so I was pretty distracted. Plus, there’s an awesome screen that shows you what the temp of the air around you is and what different layers of temperature your body is at. So I was pretty busy nerding out about that. You can go up to three minutes, but I thought two minutes for my first time was probably sufficient. When the time was up he threw the robe back over for me to put on and I was laughing so hard because I couldn’t find the armhole for one of the arms because of all the cold air.

Getting to be in the cryotherapy chamber was like experiencing super futuristic medical treatments. I have a LOT of inflammation deep inside from chronic issues and surgery so it can take a couple sessions for me to really see any help with that. I can say though that I was really, really awake after the treatment and really upbeat. I felt really positive.

I’m trying this again tomorrow so I’ll let y’all know how it goes. I want to try it a few more times before I give it a hard review. It would also be nice to give it a try after a hard workout once I can do those again and see if it helps with DOMS at all. I’d say it’s definitely one of the wellness trends worth giving a try at a facility that practices good safety.

 

Derma Roller

 

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The what:

Skincare wellness trends are always coming fast and hard because everyone dreams of having beautiful skin and despite medical advancements, we still don’t have solutions to so many skin issues that plague us. A derma roller is a roller with micro-needles on it. As you roll it over your skin you create small punctures in your skin to stimulate your skin’s ability to repair itself.

The claims are that it can help eliminate or at least reduce acne scars, wrinkles, sagging skin and smoothe out stretch marks and cellulite. The derma roller creates these benefits by puncturing the skin causing it to repair itself and grow new collagen.

Also, it takes several treatments to work so they warn not to expect instant results.

The deets:

According to most research derma rollers do work, but just like acupuncture, they aren’t exactly sure why it works yet. Some think it’s because when the needles come near the skin it triggers increased cell activity leading to collagen production as I mentioned above. Another idea is that the tiny punctures break up the connective tissue (scars, wrinkles, etc) allowing the skin to heal itself again with new collagen.

::Throws up hands in the air::

Either way, it works!

The keyword I’m seeing here is collagen and we’ll definitely get to that in a bit further down!

If you want to do some nerdy research you can read more here.

My experience:

Here’s the one I tried out. I used it once a week for three weeks and didn’t really notice any difference. However, I don’t have any scars from acne and I also have very little lines around my face yet (yay for good genetics) so I’m not really a prime candidate for this.

At less than $30 it won’t break the bank to try out if you want!  If you’re really looking at improving fine lines and wrinkles you may be better of saving up for laser resurfacing, but there is science behind derma rolling and, while it didn’t create any noticeable changes for me, that doesn’t mean that those who are prime candidates for this treatment won’t see results.

If you try it out and see good results please let me know!

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Ice Roller

 

The what: 

An ice roller comes in many forms and colors, but it’s primarily a piece of plastic with a roller head that freezes. You can leave it in the freezer for 15 minutes or all the time. The basic idea is that you just want it to be cold when you use it, obviously.

An ice roller is supposed to help tighten pores, remove swelling, ease redness, ease sunburns, help with headaches, smooth skin, and help with under-eye bags. It’s basically a cold facial you can give yourself.  All of these benefits are supposed to occur because the cold roller causes blood vessels to contract.

The deets:

Again, not a lot of research done on this one. It’s a scientific fact that cold will cause your pores to close up. This can be really helpful if you’re trying to get your skin to absorb a serum and then use it after applying the serum.

It also can help with lymphatic drainage, but so can a regular facial massage without the cold.

It definitely helps ease symptoms from sunburns and headaches. I would buy this for the cold relief from sunburns alone. Even though I use FRE skincare’s moisturizer I still get accidentally sunburned here and there when I forget to reapply the 30 SPF.

While I don’t think this is going to win any anti-aging awards of the year or make miracles happen it’s definitely worth the $15 or less it’ll cost you to seal up your pores when you need to or provide relief from a sunburn.

My experience:

I use this ice roller and I actually love it! I have a rounder face so any little of swelling makes me cranky and I definitely get some around that time of the month. I also deal with larger pores which gets old super quick. If you have large pores I know you can relate. Boo.

I use it in the evening and sometimes in the morning (I need to get better at that). I have definitely noticed less redness underneath my cheeks that has always been there and it’s super helpful if I only get a few hours of sleep (the horror).

I definitely think this one is worth it!

 

Light Therapy/Photobiomodulation (PBM)

 

 

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While light therapy is awesome for your body it makes for not so flattering pics, haha.

 

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The what:

I’m just going to call this Light Therapy because Photobiomodulation is kind of a mouthful!

Light therapy is another one of the hottest wellness trends right now. It’s the use of lasers or LEDs to speed up tissue repair, reduce pain and minimize inflammation. Despite popular belief, this is not a new wellness trend and has actually been around for quite some time. Specific light waves are used for different purposes such as stimulating quality and quantity of blood flow, increased collagen and elastin, ATP production leading to performance enhancement and other waves for deep penetration of cells to promote regeneration.

It is claimed that light therapy helps with reducing pain and swelling, increases lymphatic activity, strengthens the immune system, anti-aging, regulates serotonin levels and much more.

Unlike cryotherapy, you have to go a few times before you really notice any difference apparently.

The deets:

There’s actually some really solid research done on light therapy AND it shows it to be beneficial. It remains to be seen exactly how beneficial it is, but I’m willing to celebrate over moderate benefits!

If you feel like nerding out here’s a study showing moderate relief in participants with back pain, strong evidence of pain relief for those with frozen shoulder, and for myofascial pain. This is a huge win for those who suffer from myofascial pain because it can be very difficult to treat since referral pain and many other pain triggers can be coming into play.

My experience:

I got to try light therapy at the same place that I went to do cryotherapy at and again they made me feel super comfortable!

When I arrived they had me remove my makeup with a wipe, apply some kind of serum to my face to help the light penetrate better, and dress down to my skivvies. I was so happy that they placed a space heater next to the light therapy bed. It’s the little things. They also played some super relaxing music that is supposed to be played as a frequency that promotes healing (we’ll save that wellness trend for another post).

The light therapy bed is just like a tanning bed, except no skin cancer risk here! I hopped on in, put on the eye protectors they gave me, rested my head on the small pillow and shut the machine on top of me. There’s about a 6″ gap when it’s fully “closed” so unless you’re really claustrophobic you’ll be just fine. Finally, I settled in for a nice meditation.

I have zero idea what happened, but before I knew it the lights shut off to let me know my 25 minutes were up. Hand to god, it felt like I had just closed the cover over me. It was a bit odd though because I never really felt like I was sleeping and I didn’t have the same post-nap groggy feel that I get. I felt super refreshed, positive and ready to take on the rest of the day. I can’t wait to try this more often to see if it helps my hip heal faster.

I consider this a must try (even if it’s just for the nap).

I tease you not, I can remember my two best naps ever and this comes in second. The first one was in college while watching Lord of the Rings while curled up in the couch in a sunbeam. I totally understand why cats nap like that now.

Collagen

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The what:

I told ya we’d get to collagen. There’s a reason that it’s in my top 3 supplements that I take every day, especially while healing from hip surgery.

Collagen is the amino acid that is found the most in your body.  They play a huge part in forming your connective tissues and skin.

The benefits collagen proponents are raving about are glowing skin, more youthful appearance, joint health, tendon and bone strength, healthy cartilage, gut health and a whole lot more.

As you age your collagen production is reduced so it’s thought that by supplementing your collagen you can keep on healing and functioning as someone who has their full collagen production chugging away.

The deets:

This study shows how patients suffering from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis felt significantly less pain while taking a daily dose of 40 mg of collagen. Unfortunately, just like derma rolling and acupuncture, they aren’t sure why adding a collagen supplement helps with pain. They aren’t sure if the collagen is actually adding to the patients’ stores of collagen or if it’s helping to reduce inflammation which in turn helps their pain.

As for clearer skin, healthier hair and stronger nails? The jury is still out on that one. There’s no significant research showing that collagen helps give you clear skin, but there’s enough anecdotal evidence that this is worth further research. This study shows that collagen can’t make it through our gut without it getting broken down, but it also says that collagen type 2 may be able to make it through the acids unscathed. The gut is a wonderful and mysterious place and I’m so happy science is finally starting to research it more. I truly believe as we unlock the mysteries of the gut we will learn how to stop so many autoimmune diseases. Check out the book Grain Brain if you want to learn more about how your gut health may be impacting you.

Another study shows how collagen helps limits signs of aging. With how popular collagen I’m sure they’ll be doing more and more research.

My experience:

There is a ton of different kind of collagens so you want to make sure you’re getting the right one. My fave is Vital Proteins and they’ve been my trusted go-to for collagen peptides for a while now. Their collagen can be used in smoothies, sprinkled on yogurts or put into coffee. If you are as coffee obsessed as I am you should definitely try out their collagen creamers. They make my morning happen.

I started adding collagen to my regular diet a year ago and I could definitely feel how it helped with my aches and pains. I stopped for a little bit before my surgery because I was just in so much pain it was hard to do anything and when I added it back in after surgery I could tell a difference in how much it hurt to move my leg around. I also made collagen gummy bears which are always delish.

If you are an active person I definitely suggest adding collagen into your everyday diet for its pain relieving properties. It’s a wellness trend I definitely suggesting giving a try.

 



Epsom Salt Bath

The what:

An Epsom salt bath is a bath (obvs) that includes Epsom salts that break down into magnesium and sulfate. Epsom salt isn’t expensive and can be bought at most supermarkets or here on Amazon. The magnesium is supposed to be soaked in through the skin to help with achy and sore muscles. This wellness trend has been around for a long time and it’s currently used to help arthritis pain, sprains, Fibromyalgia, insomnia, sunburns, sore muscles and a handful of other things, but does it actually work?

The deets: 

For help with muscle soreness, this is a no-go. Sorry, folks. There has been minimal research done, but from what we know about how skin works you can just pick and choose what enters the skin barrier. Any muscle soreness relief you get from this is most likely because you’re taking a hot bath or the placebo effect.

Magnesium sulfate can help with a lot of other issues like constipation if taken orally, but Epsom salt itself seems to have no benefit.

My experience:

I find Epsom salt baths super relaxing, but I don’t find them to help with muscle soreness anymore than just a regular bath. I do like the lavender scent so I’ll probably buy them just for that or find me a good quality bubble bath!

As for being a wellness trend to try, I say give it a big ol’ skip!

 

Charcoal Powder 

The what:

Activated charcoal powder seems to be everywhere these days from lemonades to face masks to teeth whiteners. Does it really have that many benefits? Usually, when something pops up that has so many uses I find it’s usually pretty useless, but let’s see!

The deets:

Activated charcoal powder can help remove stains on your teeth, but you’re better off using a powder like this one mixed with your toothpaste. You need to make sure that you’re using a toothpaste that has a high enough fluoride level that you’re actually protecting your teeth and most of the charcoal toothpaste brands don’t hit the mark. Also, you can’t use any charcoal. The charcoal you use should be activated which means it’s been purified so you can use it orally safely.

Activated charcoal is used in medicine because it isn’t absorbed by the body and can protect your GI tract from absorbing drugs or poisons after they’ve been ingested. If a patient has tried to commit suicide by taking too many pills or someone has been knowingly poisoned they will quite frequently give the patient activated charcoal to try and stop their body from absorbing the icky stuff.

Unfortunately, for those of you who jumped on the activated charcoal lemonade mix, you may be doing more harm than good. Remember how activated charcoal is used to keep your body from absorbing bad stuff? Well, it’s not discerning and will keep out the good stuff too. By ingesting these detox lemonades you could accidentally be preventing your body from absorbing nutrients it needs. Although, the amount of activated charcoal that’s actually in these lemonades is negligible.

My experience:

The first time I used it I noticed a little bit whiter teeth, but the big change was how clean my mouth actually felt. All that gunk that kind of sticks on my teeth was gone! I used it for about two weeks and that’s when I really started to notice the difference. Do I have blindingly white teeth? No, but they are definitely whiter despite my steady stream of coffee intake!

I haven’t tried the lemonades or other activated charcoal drinks, but I did try a mask with it in it. The mask itself was awesome, but I can’t speak to which ingredient made my skin look luminous.

All in all, I’d ask your dentist about the charcoal powder and give it a try, but I’d skip the rest of the activated charcoal fads until more research comes out.

 

*This is not medical advice just my personal experience. Please consult your doctors before trying anything new for your health.*

There are some of the latest wellness trends that I’ve tried out just for you so you can get busy being your most kickass self and not on useless trends. Plus, it was a ton of fun getting to research and experiment on myself. There are so many different wellness trends out there right now it can be hard to know which ones are actually helpful and which ones are just a waste of your hard-earned paycheck. It can make your head spin!

Remember, Self-care will is also really important for your wellness so check out my post here on some ways you can start practicing self-care right now!

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I’m sending good vibes and wellness to you all! To follow all my wellness trend fun and latest happenings check out my Insta!

 

 

 

 

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58 Comments

  1. April 26, 2018 / 5:41 am

    Wow, thank you for this article! I really love that you not only give your own experience, but also some honest insight into research on the topic. Saves me having to look it up myself. 🙂
    And fingers crossed for you hip healing ASAP.

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 26, 2018 / 2:04 pm

      You’re so very welcome and thanks for the good wishes!

      I’m so happy to share, plus it’s a ton of fun trying everything out and I love getting nerdy on wellness research 🙂

  2. April 26, 2018 / 9:36 am

    Great blog! I love all your pictures and honest reviews 🙂

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 26, 2018 / 2:02 pm

      Hi Emma,

      Thanks so much. I’m glad you enjoyed!

  3. April 26, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    It’s like you catered this post to me! I have literally been thinking about a few of these. I bought an ice roller, currently in my fridge haha! I have been wanting to try the collagen too! Thanks for sharing!

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 27, 2018 / 1:52 am

      Hi Riva,

      You’re so welcome! I’ll have another one hopefully next week full of a whole new batch of wellness trends. I had a blast with this post.

  4. April 26, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    Ok, these are all so cool! I haven’t tried a dermaroller, but I have done professional microneedling and it has helped so much with acne scarring.

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 27, 2018 / 1:53 am

      Hi Heather,

      That’s so good to hear! I just think I’m not the correct person for this one. My aunt and roommate both have cystic acne and it’s great there’s something out there to help them with the scarring. We’ve come a long way!

  5. April 27, 2018 / 11:53 am

    This was such an amazing article! I have been wanting to try cryotherapy! Definitely pinning this to come back to.

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 27, 2018 / 5:51 pm

      Thanks so much! I just did it again and it was really nice. Let me know how you feel about anything you try!

  6. April 27, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    Yes they’re all really interesting. I can’t even say that I’ve tried any of them. I guess I will be adding them to my list!
    Nailil
    http://www.thirtyminusone.com

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 27, 2018 / 5:54 pm

      HI Nailil,

      It’s really fun trying all the different ones and finding what works for you!

  7. April 28, 2018 / 1:18 am

    I love that collagen supplement!! The light therapy bed sounds interesting. Reminds me of the tanning bed which I miss going to! It’s not quite so good for you so I’ve got that out.

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 29, 2018 / 3:08 am

      Hi Kristi,

      Yes, I love collagen so much! I’ve really noticed a difference when I’m taking it and when I’m not.

      I’ve never gone tanning which is probably good because I would have gotten addicted. Definitely, try light therapy. I just want another “nap” that good again.

  8. April 28, 2018 / 3:54 am

    I have never heard of Cryotherapy before! It sounds quite intriguing. Thanks for sharing some of the wonderful insights on wellness trends. I’ll check any Cryotherapy clinic near my place!

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 29, 2018 / 3:08 am

      Hi Ana,

      Yeah, it was pretty new to me, but was highly rec’d by others who have chronic pain issues. Let me know how your first time goes for you. I finally made it to three minutes.

  9. April 28, 2018 / 4:23 am

    I saw one of those light therapy machines when i visited singapore. Should have tried it, seems interesting.

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 29, 2018 / 3:05 am

      Hi Anshul,

      Always next time!

  10. My Teen Guide
    April 28, 2018 / 11:24 am

    Oh my goodness, I am so unaware of these new beauty and wellness trends. I have always thought Epsom salts had some kind of anti inflammatory benefits, but now I know better. I am thinking if I could withstand that temperature for the Cryotherapy. That is cold!

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 29, 2018 / 3:10 am

      I thought Epsom salt did too! I definitely don’t try and squeeze in extra baths anymore because I think the Epsom salt will help. Now I can spend my time on other stuff that helps more.

  11. April 28, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    Collagen really does wonders for the skin. I’ve been taking a collagen supplement for years now, and it does help in making my skin look healthy and glowing.

  12. Elizabeth O
    April 28, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    This was a great post, I really enjoyed reading about all the different wellness trends you have tried and seeing what you thought about them. I definitely would like to try the Cryotherapy it looks amazing!

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 29, 2018 / 3:04 am

      Let me know if you do! It’s definitely chilly, but it’s so worth it.

  13. April 28, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    This looks so relaxing! I’d love to try some of these services sometime.

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 29, 2018 / 3:04 am

      Hi Katie,

      Let me know if you do. The light therapy was hands down the most relaxing!

  14. April 28, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    These are all wonderful wellness tips. I have been wanting to get a derma roller, but I am little concerned I will do it wrong lol.

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 29, 2018 / 3:03 am

      Hi Maya,

      They give pretty good instructions and there’s a ton of youtube videos. I’d say give it a try 🙂

  15. April 28, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    We have a new cyrotherapy place around phoenix I haven’t tried yet. Looks totally interesting though!

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 29, 2018 / 3:02 am

      Hi Britney,

      Definitely, give it a try. I just got to three minutes in there.

  16. April 28, 2018 / 11:02 pm

    These are great tips. Thank you so much for this information. That is so helpful.

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 29, 2018 / 3:01 am

      Thanks, Holly! It was a blast to write.

  17. April 28, 2018 / 11:27 pm

    I’ve heard of all of these ‘wellness trends’ in the last couple of year but didn’t do any of them but the charcoal. I used it for masks and my teeth, I believe that it helps with my teeth in whitening them.

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 29, 2018 / 3:01 am

      Charcoal can definitely be helpful. I love knowing what to spend my time on now!

  18. April 29, 2018 / 1:09 am

    I can understand with all you’ve been through why you now have a passion for trying out the latest wellness ideas.

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 29, 2018 / 2:58 am

      It definitely got me started on this passion!

  19. April 29, 2018 / 11:10 am

    I’ve never heard of or tried any of the wellness trends you mention! Sounds like they are the new good thing coming our way!

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 30, 2018 / 12:32 am

      I find it really helpful for rejuvenating me and helping with self-care!

  20. April 29, 2018 / 7:57 pm

    Wow I had honestly not heeard of more than half of these treatments! I feel so old and behind the times lol. Thank you for debun king the epsome salt myth, I had always assumed it was good for muscle pain!

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 30, 2018 / 12:33 am

      Hi Ithfifi,

      Don’t be! I probably wouldn’t know about them if I hadn’t dealt with the health issues that I did 🙂

  21. April 29, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    I’d quite like to try microneedling – I think it would really help my skin with old acne scars and sun spots/pigmentation. I have tried dermabrassion before, and it didn’t do a great deal, I have to confess x

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 30, 2018 / 12:34 am

      Hi Becca,

      Aw, it’s sad that it didn’t work for you. If you have old acne scars that are deeper from like cystic acne I think going into to get the microneedling may work better for you because they use a deeper needle. Just a heads up!

  22. April 30, 2018 / 12:50 am

    Awesome article! I take my daily dose of collagen and believe its an excellent supplement!

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 30, 2018 / 10:43 pm

      Hi Evelyn,

      I’m so glad you like it as much as I do!

  23. Esme Sy
    April 30, 2018 / 8:37 pm

    That’s a lot of good info to chew on. I am now thinking of sharing some advice with my friend about cryotherapy, reading it from here…it doesn’t sound bad at all. Said friend has some dead nerves that might need some fixing. As for me, I’m interested in getting into charcoal powder for my teeth, sounds handy and effective.

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      April 30, 2018 / 10:48 pm

      Hi Esme,

      If they have dead nerve issues they may want to find someone who does dry needling with an electric stim in the area. It’s definitely helped me activate areas of my body that weren’t activating or were hyperactive.

  24. May 2, 2018 / 6:17 pm

    Great post! I’ve been wondering about light therapy and collagen so your post was very helpful!

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      May 2, 2018 / 9:58 pm

      Hi Kortny,

      Thanks so much. I love them both. Let me know how it goes for you if you try them out!

  25. May 2, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    I would love to try the dermaroller. Thank you for sharing your experience in such detail and with great pictures. Very, very helpful and right up my alley. I am always looking for new and interesting ways to practice living healthy and promotig wellness.

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      May 2, 2018 / 9:58 pm

      If you do let me know how it goes!

      You’re very welcome. I feel exactly the same way. I have another wellness trends review post coming up soon!

  26. May 2, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    OOh I am like the Cyrotherapy! Didn’t even know such a thing existed. Will have to check it out lol

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      May 2, 2018 / 9:59 pm

      It’s a blast…of cold air, haha. Sorry I had too 🙂

  27. May 3, 2018 / 1:20 am

    Love all of the awesome self care options to try! I’ve actually been looking into trying a Derma Roller! It’s wonderful to hear your perspective! Early in my autoimmune disease diagnosis I tried collagen, but my immune system reacted poorly to it and my glands swelled like crazy! I guess it’s just not for me. I’m so happy you’ve found some wonderful options for you hun. <3

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      May 5, 2018 / 1:02 am

      Hi Sara,

      Autoimmune diseases are so difficult because the inflammatory process is just so quick to get involved. Do you know what brand you tried? You could also get a good dose of collagen by just doing bone broth, but obviously try that one out slowly too.

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      May 5, 2018 / 1:04 am

      Hi Vicki,

      Thanks so much!

  28. May 9, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    Thanks a lot for sharing. Always good to keep up to dates with wellness trends.

    Activated charcoal is an age-old detox tool! It really has a myriad of potential uses. Besides the external uses, it can also be consumed as a part of detox program. Likewise, it will ‘pick up’ and remove toxins and impurities from the intestines. Our bodies don’t absorb it, so it’s perfectly safe.

    I encourage you to research it a bit more. Feel free to reach out if you need any help with this or any other health advice. Would be more than glad to connect.

    All the best!

    • awaitressnomore
      Author
      May 18, 2018 / 1:41 pm

      Hi Alex,

      I’ll definitely look into it! Thanks for the info. 🙂

  29. May 18, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    The pleasure is mine! 🙂

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