Is Natural Wellness only for those people who have oodles of time on their hands to make their own soap? Or people who were born with an affinity for bland foods? Luckily for you and me, the answer is no! Natural Wellness is something that is increasingly accessible to everyone and has life-changing mental and physical benefits that kick-in sooner than you might think.
New to all things natural? Not even sure where to start when it comes to wellness products or natural beauty? My friend, you’re not alone and we’re here for you – like, specifically you.
You don’t need to know exactly what a microbiome is or have a favourite flavour of organic supplements. The truth is, all of the lingo surrounding wellness products and natural beauty can be confusing for someone who is just starting out on a health journey. That’s why we’re so much more than just a Health Food Store. We are and forever will be a community in the heart of Moncton, NB, here to journey with you, as you as you discover what your wellness journey looks like.
That wellness journey will inevitably take you on a path of looking out for and choosing wellness and natural beauty products that will nourish your mental and physical health and help you to live your best life. And we’re *beyond* excited to be offering so many products and foods which will make that journey so much easier. But first, where do you begin?
What is Natural Wellness?
Trying to maintain the demands of a fast-paced, 40 hour work week while balancing relationships, housework and a social life is not easy! Often our food choices are based on whatever is “quick and easy” and we buy products based on whatever we’re used to – because, who has time to do otherwise?
But we’re beginning to realize that our bodies and minds don’t always do so well with this fast-paced, on-the-go kind of living. And that often our go-to “quick and easy” choices are filled with preservatives, fillers and chemicals which don’t support our overall health and well-being.
Natural Wellness is more than a trend. It’s not just shopping organic or enjoying hippy trail mix – it’s a lifestyle, created by conscious habits and choices, that sustain our goals and purpose in life. Let’s break that down even further… every day, whether consciously or unconsciously, you’re making decisions that are either building up or breaking down the health of your body. Every day you’re making choices which contribute to a healthy, self-loving mindset or an over-stressed one.
As it turns out, Mother Nature really knows what’s up when it comes to long-term health benefits and has given us access to SO MANY naturally healthy ingredients! Taking the time to learn about and choose foods and products filled with these naturally-derived ingredients is a major step in the wellness journey.
Hop off that spinning hamster wheel and take a moment to reset!
Change is hard, friend. There’s no denying that. BUT this process of slowing down, making time for what’s important and making healthy choices for our food and products is one that can be literally life-changing. You are worth this journey!
The key to an authentic wellness journey is realizing that you are truly in control of your choices. A balanced, healthy lifestyle is well within your reach. Auto-pilot won’t necessarily direct you to your best self – so step in and allow yourself to be conscious about what you want!
Maybe it’s a long life. Perhaps it’s decreasing your risk of disease. Maybe it’s enough energy to play with your grandchildren. Maybe it’s a better functioning digestive system. Maybe it’s less stress or a clearer mind. Maybe it’s more time for travel.
Take a few minutes to hop off the cycle and write down your goals these days. That’s the beginning of the natural wellness journey.
Fall In Love With Nourishing Food!
The food we eat plays a massive role in both our physical and mental wellness. More and more studies are showing the incredible connection between our bodies and minds! Anyone who spends even one week focusing on decreasing junk foods and increasing healthy options, almost immediately notices how clear-minded, less anxious and more energized they feel.
Oftentimes in our diet culture, we can consciously or subconsciously associate food with something negative. Let’s remove that mindset completely, friend! Food is not only good and necessary but meant to be thoroughly enjoyed! Here are a few tips for cultivating a healthy, super enjoyable relationship with food.
Carve out time. Time is precious – so spend less time on stress and more time on super nourishing, enjoyable food choices!
Get personal. What do you need more of? Do you need more energy? Do you need help with digestion? Shop according to your own needs – cater this journey to your own health!
Get creative! Check out local health food stores to learn more about the amazing companies who are creating amazing natural foods and wellness products. From spaghetti sauce to sugar-free candies to vegan cheese – there are loads of companies that are going to make your journey fun and enjoyable. Take some time to check out the labels and ask about ingredients!
Check Out Natural Supplements. Natural supplements can do wonders for restoring your body’s natural health. Sometimes we need a boost – whether it’s stronger immunity, healthy hormone balance or digestive health, natural supplements can provide an incredible kick-start to your health!
Enjoy! Allow yourself to fall in love with the process of shopping for, preparing and enjoying nourishing food!
What products do you normally use? Are they sourced naturally?
Using products filled with chemicals can bring many unwanted side effects from pesky skin conditions to increased risk for disease. Think about it – from the time you wake up until the time you go to bed you use many different products. From hand soap and face wash to skin care to cleaning products – your skin (your body’s largest organ!) is absorbing ingredients all day long.
One INCREDIBLE feat of 2021 is that natural products, filled with Mother Nature’s finest ingredients, are becoming more and more available and accessible. Consider checking out products that build up your body’s natural immunity, nourish your skin and don’t harm your overall health. Natural products assist you all day long on that journey to wellness.
Shopping for natural wellness products has never been easier. The process of replacing chemical-filled products with wellness products can take time – but be patient and enjoy the process as it unfolds! Best of all, soak in the amazing results of using natural ingredients! You’ll. Be. Amazed.
Hey Moncton, We’re Here For You!
The Wellness Exchange is a place where you can feel at ease when you walk through our doors knowing that our judgement-free staff will meet you wherever you’re at. We love to engage our customers in genuine conversations about their journeys and to educate our community on wellness products that will help them in their long-term health goals. Our store takes the guess-work out of the process – because everything on our shelves from nourishing foods to natural beauty and wellness products has been thoughtfully chosen to support your health journey.
The goal of a natural lifestyle is simply to support you living your best, most- authentically-you life. And that’s why it’s worth it. So, remove the image of that hippy eating trail mix out of a tent and insert you being the truest you. That’s Natural Wellness.. Let the journey begin!