Growing up in the D.C. metropolitan area, one of my favorite things to read each New Year was The Washington Post's List of What's In & Out. I often come up with my own list - certainly not as long or covering as many categories. My students often hear my "predictions" in class. This year, I thought I'd share my thoughts publicly.
Over the next 5 years, I anticipate our increasing awareness and marketing of these 4 things:
If you've not heard about this connective tissue, google it and join the fan base! Here's a great two-part article.
This is the root of all our ailments - so some say. If we can decrease inflammation in the body, we can cure many chronic complaints. Of course, I have specific opinions on how to decrease inflammation that include a whole foods diet and natural remedies before trying synthetic alternatives. Top researchers are on this topic and more articles about their work are appearing in the mainstream press.
We move in arcs and curves -- not straight lines. We will see more movement modalities focusing on movement that is not purely linear. A benefit of this type of movement? Opening fascia & decreasing inflammation.
This one will be hard for most Americans to digest. I think we'll join the rest of the world and will eat insects as a protein source fairly soon. Of course, it will have to show up in a protein bar that's marketed for weight loss or as a no-fat protein powder added to smoothies. And, this protein source will need a fancy name disguising that it's insects. I think we Floridians could make millions from this - especially with the size of some of the Palmetto bugs living in the walls of our homes! : )
My advice for all of us in 2011, ask lots of questions. Quoting from the documentary Enlighten Up, Gurusharanananda said, "There are no stupid questions. Only stupid answers."