A U T O P H A • T E A 🍵 we already know the myriad ways in which drinking tea is beneficial: mind enhancing, zen inducing, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-aging... the list goes on and on • just when you thought that something this good couldn't get any better, think again • Autophatea is bulletproofed tea or tea 2.0 and we think everyone should try it. The brainchild of Naomi Whittel and her book Glow 15, it combines simple elements for the purpose of activating autophagy- renewal and repair at the cellular level- and who doesn't want more of that? The recipe combines citrus bergamot earl grey and green tea with a bit of coconut oil and cinnamon. It seems straightforward enough but broken down into its parts we can see why it is such a magical concoction • Bergamot 🍊is itself an autophagy activator (taken both internally and on the skin), earl grey and green teas are health powerhouses and contain catechins , coconut oil also stimulates autophagy especially when taken in the morning and cinnamon is a blood sugar stabilizer and antioxidant. Taken all together you have a powerful potion with health benefits that you would be hard pressed to get from any one supplement. Autophatea is paleo, keto, gluten free, vegan and -fair warning - is highly addictive • read about autophatea and our interview with Naomi Whittel now on thebeautyarcana.com. Link in bio.
It is said that there are two types of aging that we are susceptible to: Inevitable aging and Accelerated aging. While they both sound terrible, it isn't all doom and gloom • First, the bad news. Inevitable aging are those outside forces outside of our control that cause cellular damage and speed up both the visible and invisible signs of ageing. There is nothing we can do about this one • Accelerated aging however are those epigenetic or environmental factors that cause damage (weight gain, skin aging, increased risk of disease) but that are within our control. According to Naomi Whittel, the most common accelerated agers are..... -foods with added sugar -environmental toxins such as pollution and cigarette smoke -sedentary lifestyle -lack of sleep -excessive alcohol Factors such as these set in motion a multitude of mechanisms that contribute to cellular deterioration and thus aging: inflammation, DNA damage, mitochondrial deterioration etc. • Read about how we can best address the issue of accelerated aging in our interview with Naomi Whittel, now on thebeautyarcana.com. Link in bio. #glow15
N A O M I • Raised on a bio-dynamic farm in the pristine mountains of Switzerland and under the guidance of parents who were keen disciples of the teachings of wellness pioneer Rudolf Steiner is not your typical background story. Indeed to say that this environment may have predisposed her towards health and wellness is a slight understatement. Owner of her own juice bar by the time she was twenty, followed by creator and CEO of her own hugely successful supplement brand Reservage, to later CEO of Twinlab in the US, Naomi Whittel is a certified wellness crusader. Driven by her unique upbringing as well as her own struggles with auto-immune issues, Naomi has been tirelessly working as a wellness entrepreneur and researcher for over 20 years, traveling the globe in search of the secrets to health and longevity • Naomi is now the author of GLOW 15, a book that outlines the important concept of autophagy. Literally defined as self-eating autophagy is the idea that our bodies are innately built for self repair and renewal. Unlike the car metaphor usually employed to describe us, our bodies are actually self-repairing and self-cleaning machines. In GLOW 15, Naomi tells us how we can activate or enhance autophagy through specific diet, exercise, sleep and supplement protocols. The result is greater energy, improved sleep, a stronger immune system and an undeniable GLOW of good health. We chat with Naomi about her life thus far and how autophagy just be the missing link in our anti-aging crusade. 🌟🌟🌟🌟Now on thebeautyarcana.com. Link in bio. #glow15
Desert zen. #naturalbeauty
Be calm. God awaits you at the door. - Gabriel Garcia Marquez #anthonybourdain
Hands up it's summer 🙌