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Wellness Expert Jovanka Ciares shows us how to reclaim wellness to live our best life. Her new book is Reclaiming Wellness: Ancient Wisdom For Your Healthy, Happy and Beautiful life.
Many of the most popular approaches to mind, body, and spirit wellness are rooted in age-old practices from around the world and come from communities of color. But more often than not, they are primarily marketed to and used by the cultural elite.
Certified wellness expert and author Jovanka Ciares reclaims these time- and science-proven modalities and makes them easy to implement for all, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, income, or social status.
“The lack of representation within the wellness industry is palpable, from practitioners and advocates to brands that seemingly cater to only one type of audience — wealthy, white Westerners,” writes Ciares. “Wellness is not for the privileged few. Wellness is a state of living that applies to all living creatures — humans, animals, and plants. And the most popular wellness practices have been practiced for millennia by people worldwide.”
Reclaiming Wellness highlights the multicultural roots of various popular health trends and shares them to promote solidarity and inclusivity. The book includes fascinating historical context for wellness practices like herbalism, meditation, visualization, hypnosis, yoga, plant- based eating, sound healing, and more.
We talk about
- Antiinflammatory whole foods
- How to afford organic foods in today’s market
- A plant-based diet is best for prevention and recovery.
- Eat the rainbow
- If your fail to plan, you plan to fail
- The reduce and replace method
- Herbs that promote health
- Cannabis and your health
- Say goodbye to sugar
- Emotional Freedom Technique and yoga for optimal health
- Slowing the pace of your life down
Jovanka Ciares is the author of Reclaiming Wellness and several other titles. A certified wellness expert, integrative herbalist, nutrition educator, and coach, she offers lectures and workshops in Spanish and English. Ciares studied nutrition with bestselling author T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. at his Center for Nutrition Studies (in partnership with Cornell University) and herbalism/plant medicine with Tieraona Low Dog, MD. A native of Puerto Rico, she lives in Los Angeles.