What Wellness Trends Are The Rich Obsessing Over in 2024?
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What Wellness Trends Are The Rich Obsessing Over in 2024?

March 25, 2024 Share

Explore latest wellness obsessions of the rich, from biohacking retreats and microbiome optimization to AI health coaches and controversial quantum healing modalities.

With more money to spare, the rich are always at the forefront of the avantgarde wellness trends. They knew about adaptogenic herbs long before we had gotten to grips with kale smoothies. Did cryotherapy whilst we were still trying to understand the benefits of traditional saunas. Used virtual reality meditation before we even knew about mindfulness apps. In short, when it comes to wellness fads, the rich not only know best, but they have enough disposable income to test them out before anyone else.

So what are they lately obsessing over?

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Biohacking Retreats

Biohacking retreats are akin to bootcamps on steroids for people really serious about optimising their mind and body through nutrition regimens, and holistic practices.

At the biohacking retreats, attendees are in for a full mind-body overhaul. They’ll get hooked up to all sorts of futuristic biohacking devices, pumped with intravenous nutritional therapies, and thoroughly analysed on a biological level. But it’s not all wires and needles. The experience also taps into ancient wellness practices like old-school Finnish sauna sessions, invigorating ice baths, breathwork, sound healing and ecstatic dance – all designed to push your physical and mental limits in a healthy way.

From dawn till dusk, every aspect of the program is meticulously planned for peak performance. Participants learn effective breathing techniques for heightened energy and resilience, along with nutritional strategies tailored for laser-focused concentration, optimal health and top-notch physical conditioning. The curriculum covers the strategic use of supplements for goals like stress management and longevity, plus how to harness the power of superfoods and medicinal mushrooms.

They’ll explore cutting-edge dietary hacks like intermittent fasting and ketogenic protocols to sculpt a lean, strong physique. And of course, no biohacking bootcamp would be complete without an array of self-quantifying tech toys – from red light therapy and neurotech to sleep and activity trackers that provide invaluable health insights.

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Microbiome Optimisation

By now you have probably heard about all the buzz around gut health lately – it is all the wellness trends seem to focus on, and with food reason. The proper, more scientific term for this is something called microbiome optimisation. Essentially, it is about keeping the trillions of tiny microbes living in your gut, and elsewhere, in proper balance.

This whole field really took off once science got sophisticated enough to deeply study all the bacteria, viruses, and fungi that call us home. New DNA tech let researchers explore this amazing micro-universe living within us and how it interacts with our bodies. What they found is the microbiome is incredibly complex and plays a far bigger role than anyone realised. Having the right balance turns out to be critical for preventing chronic diseases and keeping us generally healthy and happy.

The idea is that having a diverse, thriving community of these little critters is super important for just about every aspect of your health – digestion, immunity or brain function. An out-of-whack microbiome has been linked to everything from obesity and autoimmune issues to depression and anxiety.

AI-Powered Personal Health Coaches

Everything these days is AI powered, so why should it be any different when it comes to health? Leveraging artificial intelligence to provide real-time, personalised health and wellness coaching, the rich are putting artificial intelligence to good use. These AI coaches can analyse data from wearables, genetic tests, and lifestyle choices to offer bespoke advice on diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management, effectively acting as a 24/7 personal wellness consultant.

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Quantum Healing

Quantum healing is basically this idea that you can heal your body and achieve balance by tapping into the principles of quantum physics. Mainstream scientists view these wellness trends as pseudo-scientific, and experts like Brian Cox have called out how quantum healing misuses and misunderstands core quantum concepts in a way that undermines real science.

But that hasn’t stopped folks like Deepak Chopra from popularizing it through books like “Quantum Healing” back in the 80s. Chopra blends principles of quantum physics with meditation, Ayurveda, and this notion that our consciousness can directly impact our physical health on a quantum level. Wacky as it sounds to some, his work introduced a lot of people to this concept of energy healing – practices that claim to identify and release trapped “energies” or emotional blockages that are supposedly throwing off your vibrational frequencies.

Energy healing modalities like Quantum Touch, the Emotion Code, or GRACED are all rooted in this belief that everything, including our thoughts and feelings, are formed from subtle energy vibrations. The idea is that working on your “energetic body” through these practices can free up stuck energy and promote holistic wellness in a way conventional medicine can’t.

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