Natural ways to take care of yourself in 2020

RAPID CITY, S.D. – As the year ends a lot of people want to lose weight, have more energy, and just live an overall healthier lifestyle in the new year.

We spoke with Staple and Spice Market to see what customers are looking for when it comes to natural health options.

Whether you want to shed a few pounds, have clearer skin or have more energy, there seems to be a natural remedy for all of it. There are several herbs, spices, supplements and topical remedies for people looking to boost or simply maintain a healthy lifestyle.

“I just always go with the adage that things that are naturally made, the body is going to accept those a lot more than anything chemical or masking of what the true symptoms are for any type of condition,” says Carol Pugh, the owner.

In terms of losing weight Pugh says there is no magic pill,  it’s mainly about cutting unhealthy habits, drinking more water and exercising.

“Of course, there’s a lot of things we can recommend that help curb your appetite. We have teas, we have herbs and quite a few supplements, but we really like to look at the end goal which is to change your lifestyle and eat a little bit better and get down to your optimal weight,” says Pugh.

As for energy she states:

“There are quite a few things out there. Energy boosters, bee pollen, honey, any of the products from bees are great. Look for anything that’s just energizing, that’s going to support adrenals which support your energy making systems.”

Also important when it comes to energy is, minimizing stress. Getting enough sleep, having a balance diet, and taking time for yourself can all help relieve stress.

For those looking for clearer or fresher skin, there are both topical and ingestible solutions.

“Collagen-based products, either to ingest or to put on your skin have been very popular, but water though. Water, water, water. We don’t drink enough water, it’s very dry in South Dakota,” says Pugh.

Of course, if you are interested in a more natural health plan it’s always important to discuss the course of action with a doctor and get their input first.

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