“A healthy soul in a healthy body” has been one of my favorite expressions since the Latin course in my medical school years. It signifies the lifestyle I practice — I believe in prevention rather than intervention, in ongoing maintenance rather than complete overhauls.
Supplements have always been an essential part of my daily routine, in addition to the regular exercise, beauty rituals and nutrition choices. The wellness market has come a long way since the days when taking your daily vitamins was considered enough. Adaptogens, superfoods and nutri-cosmetics — today’s selection reflects access to global ingredients (exotic mushrooms, spices, berries and herbs), incorporates benefits of centuries-long food preparation techniques such as fermentation, and focuses on pure, organic components. My supplements pantry shelf has never looked more exciting. I constantly test and try — all powders and liquids must taste delicious dissolved in just water, the formulas must be backed by research and innovation, the packaging and product presentation must be convenient and stylish. Thinking outside the box is important. Some recent additions to my well-being arsenal include gem-charged water and solfeggio frequency stickers. I do recommend to read the labels and decide what is right for you, but here are a few of my longtime favorites and some new discoveries that are here to stay.