Wellness Trends Going Away In 2023

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“According to Colleen Cutcliffe, PhD, CEO and co-founder of Pendulum, a company that develops medical probiotics, juice cleanses are a wellness trend that will be going away in 2023. She argues that you don’t get the full benefits of fruits and vegetables when you juice them, as most of the fiber is lost in the process.

This is a problem because fiber is important for both gut and metabolic health. For example, one cup of orange juice has less than a gram of fiber, while a cup of orange segments has 4.3 grams. Instead of following the trend of juice cleanses, it’s better to eat whole fruits and vegetables for better overall health.”

Charcoal Toothpaste

“According to Kellie K. Middleton, MD, MPH, an Atlanta-based orthopedic surgeon, the use of charcoal for teeth whitening will be out of style by 2023. Charcoal toothpaste and powder are marketed as natural alternatives to mainstream teeth whitening products, but there is no scientific evidence to support their effectiveness. In fact, using charcoal for whitening can actually damage tooth enamel and cause permanent staining if used too frequently or incorrectly.”

Forest Bathing

“According to Karden Rabin, co-founder of CFS School, a system for healing from nervous system illnesses like chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and generalized anxiety disorder, forest bathing is a distraction rather than a solution. It is advertised as a way to escape screen addiction and improve wellness, but it only serves as a way to avoid adopting better technology habits.

While it is true that taking a break from our phones and spending time in nature can be refreshing, we should not feel the need to escape into the woods in order to reduce stress and improve wellness. Instead, we should focus on what is contributing to our stress, whether it is our devices or something else, and work to address it directly.”

Facial Rollers

“According to Alexandra Janelli, owner and founder of Modrn Sanctuary, a wellness and beauty spa in Philadelphia, crystal and jade facial rollers have gained popularity as a wellness trend in recent years. They are commonly used as an at-home technique for lymphatic drainage, lifting, and de-puffing the face.

However, Janelli believes that these rollers will soon be replaced by tools for facial cupping, scraping, and gua sha. While she still supports the use of facial massage, she thinks that rollers will be on their way out in the coming year. Despite this, Janelli believes that facial lymphatic drainage will always be popular.”

Collagen Drinks

“According to Alexandria Gilleo, wellness expert, celebrity makeup artist, and founder of My Zen Den in Beacon, N.Y., collagen drinks are not worth the investment. While collagen does have some benefits, such as improving skin elasticity, collagen drinks are often advertised as a way to achieve plump skin in just a few weeks, but there is limited research to support this claim.

It is also difficult to target specific areas of the face, skin, or body with collagen supplements. In addition, these drinks can contain heavy metals, fillers, added sugar, artificial flavoring, and other unknown ingredients. Instead of relying on collagen drinks, Gilleo recommends finding ways to boost collagen production naturally, such as eating foods high in vitamins and consuming grass-fed, organic bone broth.”

Misusing Therapy Language

“According to Kiana Shelton, a licensed clinical social worker with Mindpath Health, the overuse of the word “triggered” is a wellness trend that needs to stop. She argues that as society becomes more accepting of mental health issues, some of the language used to discuss these issues is being misused, which can be just as harmful as not talking about mental health at all.

For example, social media users often attach “trigger warnings” to posts, when they really just mean that the content may be sad, upsetting, offensive, or disgusting. The word “triggered” is being used to mean “offended,” but it actually refers to an uncomfortable emotional reaction to a stimulus that would not normally cause that response. Misuse of terms like this can make it difficult for people to express their emotions or seek support.”

Intermittent Fasting

“According to Alexa Mieses Malchuk, MD, MPH, a board-certified family physician in Cary, N.C., intermittent fasting is a wellness trend that should be left behind. She notes that there is mixed evidence and research about its effectiveness, and it may not be suitable for everyone, particularly women.

While intermittent fasting may help some people reduce their daily caloric intake, it is not necessary to starve oneself for long periods of time in order to achieve this effect. Instead, Malchuk emphasizes the importance of moderation in all areas of wellness, including diet, physical activity, stress management, and sleep habits.”

Intense Wellness Challenges

“According to Suzanne Fisher, MS, a registered dietitian and founder of Women’s Cycling Nutrition, intense fitness challenges should be abandoned in 2023. While these challenges may be marketed as a way to kickstart a healthy lifestyle and promote a sense of community, they do not allow for much flexibility for individual lifestyles or fitness levels.

Fisher argues that these challenges should provide more meaningful education on how to make safe, long-lasting behavioral changes. The pressure to follow a strict diet and complete specific exercises every day is not sustainable in the long term, and the strong discouragement to take a day off can potentially harm self-esteem and derail wellness goals rather than help them.”

Recommending Therapy for Everyone

“According to Cynthia Siadat, a licensed clinical social worker and founder of Living Fully Therapy, one wellness trend that we should stop in 2023 is the idea that therapy is a cure-all or something that everyone benefits from. While therapy can be helpful for some people in gaining clarity about themselves, their stuck points, and their goals, it is not necessarily suitable for everyone.

Some people may have experienced trauma related to speaking, or may prefer to express and process emotions in other ways. Additionally, some people may experience microaggressions within traditional Western psychotherapy that can perpetuate experiences of generational trauma. Siadat suggests that there are other options for finding clarity, such as spending time in nature mindfully and surrounding oneself with people who make them feel safe.”