Sleep is important – you can’t survive for more than two days without sleep before hallucinating, and hallucinating isn’t fun I can assure you. Fifty percent of Australians struggle with sleep, and sleep affects every aspect of life.
‘When we don’t eat well, we feel like crap. When we don’t sleep well, we can barely function.’
Agrochemicals – this opened my eyes and ears to the risks proposed by weed killer, glyphosate. This is the type of insight that always makes me feel uncomfortable as you may choose to eat well unaware that what you’re eating is covered in toxic chemicals. I’ve done a bit of research since then, and definitely worth you looking into it too.
Wellness Tourism is now a big trend and it was good to meet Joanne Vomerio who has set up a new business to make it easy for people to plan wellness holidays. In the past, wellness was focused on the spa and the gym. Today, it’s more integrated into the overall experience.
Another brand that caught my attention and my taste buds was Hilbilby. Their range of fermented vinegars tasted awful neat but were nicer when diluted in warm water. A great addition for supporting your gut health which is just going to get bigger as more and more research supports the premise that the gut is the centre of our physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Quite possibly the biggest eye-opener was the presence of Zazen Water and the presentation by the founder and CEO, Janet Parker. Janet’s message was simple:
‘There are many things you can do from a health and wellbeing perspective. The simplest thing we can do is change the quality of water’.
The water we’re drinking is often chemically treated with filtrations that improve the taste. That doesn’t sound too healthy, does it? Zazen Water adds minerals and energy back into the water and alkalises it, in order to support life.