There is no denying that wellness is a serious business right now. There seems to have been a mass movement in the collective consciousness towards delving deeper into health and wellbeing. Old beliefs and paradigms are shifting and it looks like people are wanting more. More health, more balance, more joy, more meaning, more life…
Daniella Hunter has seized on a zeitgeist. With more and more growing demand for gluten, grain, and dairy free food on the rise globally — and with the gluten-free market alone projected to be valued at $2 billion by 2019 — Hunter is definitely on to something...
“I began experimenting with plantain flour at The Real Coconut in Tulum when developing a pancake recipe for the restaurant's breakfast menu, which then led to loads of other baked goodies, including cookies. The cookies have been so beloved by guests, and plantain flour is incredible from both a nutritional and environmental standpoint, that I had to find a way to bring them to the U.S.,” offers Daniella Hunter of The Real Coconut.
Due to increasingly unrealistic and unsustainable demands for cheap meat and dairy, something had to give. In order to supply a portion of the market with cheap meat, certain agricultural institutions started to modify the feeding and rearing practices of animals to make them more effective meat and dairy producers. Some animals are now fed on a processed feed which is high in grain, especially corn and soya, as it means that the cows can be fattened up quickly and cheaply. Grain breaks down into glucose which causes the animal to quickly gain weight. For dairy cows it also means that they have sufficient nutrients to keep producing milk throughout the Winter months when grass is lacking.
Coconut oil was an essential part of the discussion while we were dreaming up the concept and menu in the initial stages of The Real Coconut. Back in the days where the plan was a simple one: a cosy beach front cafe where you could get healthy, tasty nibbles for all the family. Little did we know it would become so much more and we see now how coconut oil was such a vital part of its success.
We need to talk about constipation because blocked bowels generally mean something’s not right. It’s very important that the bowels stay moving and fluid in order to maintain total body-health as the gut is where all your nutrition comes in and waste material leaves, so this needs to be a quick and efficient process. The good news is that there is a lot that you can do to bring movement and fluidity back into your body.
New Year is a often time when people make a grisly decision to use January to get healthy and get clean. Many decide to give up booze, or sugar, or chocolate in an attempt to feel better after all the excesses of Christmas. A time to become the you that you always wanted to be. Ready for a new year and a new chance to do your life right.