It’s the first feature of the year in our ‘Living Well’ Series and we’re diving deep on the hard-core wellness habits of Naomi Whittel. While most of the world seems to be off to a slow start in 2022, it’s a glimpse inside the daily habits of someone like Naomi that motivate us in ways big and small.
Naomi is something of a health and wellness pioneer, helping to popularize some of the most interesting supplement ingredients that we use today, from resveratrol to MCT oil. Three things seem to have influenced Naomi’s passion for nutrition: growing up on a biodynamic farm in Switzerland (not too shabby!), having a chemist as a father, and experiencing heavy metal toxicity herself from poor quality supplements at a young age. Her passion is now to source the highest quality, clean ingredients for her own supplement line that brings some of the most cutting edge science right into our pantries and medicine cabinets.
We asked Naomi to share some of her passions and regular routines with us below, including her laundry list of daily supplements…
Daily breakfast: A cup of bone broth.
My food philosophy in one sentence: Fat first, fat most, and fast frequently.
Non-negotiable: Taking the first hour of my morning for myself
Magnesium – which is the most vital nutrient for the body, impacting over 700 different enzymatic processes in our body
Astaxanthin for boosted recovery after my workouts
Citrus Bergamot for heart health and balanced cholesterol levels
Collagen Renewal Matrix for proteins that support skin health
Australian Keratin for proteins that support my hair and nails
Resveratrol 500 MG for anti-aging benefits
SpiceFruit for overall metabolic wellness
Berberine for blood sugar balance
Best healthy food option on the go:A peeled, ripe avocado
Can’t live without my: Magnesium
Fave workout: Strength and conditioning, specifically Olympic lifting. It’s my favorite because it’s the ideal way to increase strength and maximize your time training. It also increases power, jumping ability, improves core strength/stability, and increases speed.
Crazy health idea that actually works: Dry brushing
Once a week for my health I… Take a nutrient-rich beauty bath like the Japanese. My go-to beauty baths include hydrogen baths and magnesium baths. Just like facials, these baths have unique, natural benefits for our bodies!
At least once a week I cook…A superherb pesto!
Ingredient in products I always avoid: High fructose corn syrup
If I could give just one piece of health advice it would be… To make sure you get enough fiber each day
Current reading list:
Bourdain, The Definitive Oral Biography by Laurie Woolever
The Long Game: How to be a long-term thinker in a short-term world by Dorie Clark
Our Only Home, A Climate Appeal to the World by His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Franz Alt
Simplest way to improve health: Proper hydration
5 things always in my travel gear:Ancient Minerals magnesium bath flakes, my vitamins, a book, silk pillowcase and dry brush.
Go-to juice or smoothie: My green juice recipe is simple:
2-3 Celery Stalks
1 1/2 Cucumber
5 large Kale leaves
1 bunch of Parsley
1 bunch of Cilantro
1/2 Green Apple
My current mantra: “5 things that i’m grateful for are…”