Why Mushrooms are the New “IT” Beauty Ingredient

Trend Exploration: Mushrooms Emerge from Underground 3 surprising things Dr. Andrew Weil is obsessed with—and thinks you should be too—Well+Good GWS keynote speaker Dr. Andrew Weil (in conversation with Well+Good) noted that people outside Asia are finally grasping the “phenomenal” health benefits of so many kinds of mushrooms for medicinal purposes: “With such a great range—mainly Asian mushrooms—that enhance immunity, protect us from cancer and…

Shrooms Bloom in Beauty

TREND: Mushrooms Emerge from Underground Shrooms Bloom in Beauty Non-trippy mushrooms, which have played a starring role in traditional Eastern medicine for many millennia, are now getting overdue global recognition as equally “magic” functional foods—and beauty aisles are experiencing a great mushroom invasion. They’ve long been a key component in Asian beauty products, and now mushrooms are hitting global skincare, cosmetic and haircare lines for…

Why Happiness is the Next Big Thing

Trend Exploration: Wellness Meets Happiness Wellness in the Age of Technology —Global Wellness Summit Jeremy McCarthy, group director of Spa & Wellness, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, told the Summit audience in his keynote titled “Wellness in the Age of Technology” that not all technology, of course, is bad—the real problem is that it is so good. But McCarthy points out that “…(technology) is (still) the…

Traveling Off-the-Grid for Happiness

TREND: Wellness Meets Happiness Traveling Off-the-Grid for Happiness Smartphones/screens have shackled people to bad news, social media, and work every waking minute, decimating work-life balance; sleep; and any true peace, human connection or contemplation (as well as destroying vacations). It’s creating new desires to leave the shrieking world behind. So, the biggest trend in wellness travel is destinations that are off-the-grid or deep in nature…

Technology is Revolutionizing Women’s Health

Trend Exploration: A New Feminist Wellness Femtech Innovation —J Walter Thompson Intelligence J. Walter Thompson Intelligence explores the innovative women-led companies that are leading a revolution in the health tech industry, reporting that the Femtech industry could be worth $50 billion in the next seven years. Read More. How Technology is Revolutionizing Women’s Health —Vogue There has been a surge of digital offerings and apps…

The Femtech Revolution

TREND: A New Feminist Wellness The Femtech Revolution One of the most exciting recent wellness trends is women doctors, technologists, scientists, designers and entrepreneurs inventing a waterfall of smart, “I get it” products and tech solutions aimed at solving for women’s unique needs, bodies and sexuality. Even though we’ve had three waves of feminism, the fact is that women’s bodies and lives have remained woefully…

The Rise of Transformative Travel

Trend Exploration: A New Era of Transformative Travel Millennials are Not Wellness Newbies Millennials (and even younger generations) will help drive these new directions in wellness travel. As Well+Good founders, Alexia Brue and Melisse Gelula, argued in their Summit keynote, millennials are radically disrupting the category. Watch More. In Wellness, “Transformative” is the New “Experiential” When it comes to luxury and wellness travel, those overly…

The One-Upmanship in Transformative Travel has Begun!

TREND: A New Era of Transformative Travel The One-Upmanship in Transformative Travel Experiences has Begun! We’ve been living in an age of “authentic” and “experiential” travel where even mainstream hotel brands now help travelers eat, live and spa like a local. Travel experts argue that “transformational travel” is the evolutionary wave, which doesn’t discard the focus on authentic experiences but takes it to a deeper…

Parents Health Impacts Child’s Health for a Lifetime

Trend Exploration: Reframing the First 1,000 Days Obesity and Poor Diet of Both Parents Have Major Impact on Child’s Health A trio of new studies released in April indicated that a child’s health (from growth to development) can be profoundly compromised by the obesity and poor diet of both the mother and the father well before the act of procreation. Read More. Beginning of Human…

Paternity Enters the Health Equation

TREND: Reframing the First 1,000 Days Paternity Enters the Health Equation For decades, medical researchers have studied how a mother’s lifestyle, such as what she eats and drinks during pregnancy, can impact the developing baby. When it comes to the health of the baby, it’s been a narrowly mom-centric world and responsibility, with the health of the father’s sperm—and his part in creating a supportive…