TBH, I have never been much of a vitamin person. But I turned 30 this year and now i've become someone who likes & appreciates & does things that I never would have thought i'd EVER do in my younger years... (i.e. bone broth for breakfast, or just have a dinner of steamed bok choy as to not eat late in the evening, stange things like that...)
Health is wealth. I believe that more deeply now than anything.
Here are a few supplements I personally love & I want to share why they are so vital especially in busy, hectic, city-driven lives where our bodies & beings are being stressed out more than ever before.
Consider this an extension of my favorite holistic beauty hacks I posted a few months back!
Liver detox, huh? Yeah. The liver is our biggest organ and is (from what I hear...) one of the hardest working. I am not a big drinker, although I do enjoy my seldom glass of a beautiful rosé and sometimes am guilty of over-undulging in bulletproof coffee every morning... so enter Stage Right Liver Detox from Earthbar.
I recently became aware that if I was having trouble waking in the morning, an overworked liver (or one processing lots of caffeine & sugar) could be supplemented and supported! Also living in majorly polluted cities the liver also needs extra love. I live in the middle of West Hollywood & I can't imagine how much stuff I am breathing in & my body is processing out on the regular!
So off of that note the Super Immune Booster is my next favorite thing from Earthbar. The blend doesn't taste half bad and is INCREDIBLE in helping support & give lots of love to the immune system, which, just like the liver, is on overdrive especially in the winter.. in the city.. or let's just say, it's a dirty world out there!
Both of these supplements I take daily under the tounge & go double on the immune system blend if I feel something coming on.
I talked about Bear Journal in my last post. A beautiful bespoke supplement line based out of Australia. So if you can't tell, there's a lot of Immune System talk in the post - I blame this on two things: 1. I am an Aries & we don't like to be slowed down. 2. I am an Aries, & we don't like to be slowed down.
These pills are gorgeous, black & in a very sexy jar that looks nice everywhere in your house. I feel good & love taking the Protect Blend & know it works because I *never* get sick. (I also attribute that to Bone Broth & getting plenty of sleep.)
So, if you know you know. And if you don't know, now you do know: The Germ Warfare Shot from #Erewhon is BRUTAL. But! It will kick out ANYTHING that you have going on. I gargle it for 30 seconds, which could seem like suicide, but then I am right as rain. I would smell it first and then decide if you don't mind risking burning your vocal cords from all of the oregono & kyolic garlic in there.
I absolutely LOVED doing the personal survey to get my Care/Of Vitamin Packs and here is why- it felt like they actually *cared* about my well being and it truly allowed me to take an internal inventory of what I actually need when it comes to my own health & well being.
The vitamins come custom to you in a 30 day supply & very cute little packets that give you a random factoid or a sweet reminder. Mine today stated a quote that felt incredibly synchronistic...
"My favorite thing is to go where i've never been." - Diane Arbus
Care/Of actually makes vitamin taking very fun. I remember much easier mostly because they are so convenient // I am one of those people who loves Fortune Cookie messages & each packet kind of feels like that. ;)
5. Bone Broth
Bone Broth is the ultimate healer in my opinion. I have never seen my skin or immune system so healthy and glowey as I have since introducing this medicine of medicines into my life.
My favorites come from: Erewhon, Belcampo & there's a brand at Erewhon & The Vitamin Shoppe called Epic Homestyle - it's incredibly well priced & you can drink them at room temp. or cold if you are on the go.
6. Moondeli - Bliss Booster
this is my favorite for mood boosting & a bit of energy which is absolutely important when it becomes dark at 4:30pm every day in los angeles!!
morning time i throw this powder in a smoothie or in my favorite tonic (recipe i will list below!) the cacao & maca included in the blend are excellent for mood boosting & energy, as well as balancing the hormones. the cayenne is perfect for boosting circulation in the colder months + it's yummy and you can make it into a beautiful Adaptogenic Vegan Hot Cocoa !
- natalia's favorite morning tonic recipe -
gynostemma tea or dandelion root tea
califa farms almond / coconut milk
1 teaspoon bliss booster - moondeli
1 teaspoon energy tonic - moondeli
a bit of stevia
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of vanilla bone broth protein - by ancient nutrition
blend in blender & serve!
I hope all of these suggestions help! I am not a doctor but I am incredibly committed to staying healthy and honoring my body in the best ways.