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I wrote my first Substack of the year, and I want to share an excerpt with you here as it's about my new wellness approach for 2024! I’m not an all-or-nothing person. The in-between is where I’m generally complacent: daily lemon water followed by bread with butter, if you know what I mean. For the most part, this middle-road strategy has worked for me, but now in 2024 as the 11’s between my eyebrows are multiplying into 111’s, I’m starting to feel like I need to be a little more all and a little less nothing. The nudge to change kicked in a few weeks ago, when I was on the working/mothering/exercising/traveling/socializing/holiday shopping treadmill, and my body was screaming, “Stop!” Finally, it did: I went down with the stomach flu, then Covid, then sprained my ankle playing tennis. As fate would have it, during this bout of maladies, I met Sarah Wragge, a highly-in-demand NY-based wellness coach and nutritionist who boasts a masters-of-the-universe clientele and has whittled some of my close friends into Ozempic-like leanness, naturally. Over breakfast at a friend’s house, she rattled off some easy-to-do biohacking methods that I could implement to quickly level up my life-long well-being. A few examples:

1. Aim for a 14+ hour fast.

2. Keep breakfast and snacks savory.

3. Drink one liter of water before your feet touch the floor in the morning.

I can do all of this, I thought! And eat way more protein (around 125 grams/day), plus implement more of Sarah’s SWW Method strategies, including a desperately-needed, science-based supplement protocol. Because my daily eeny-meeny-miny-moe selection-making process of protein powders, probiotics, prebiotics, vitamins, minerals, etc., was not cutting it, nor was it safe! Here are just a few heroes in my new supplement protocol, written by Sarah:

· SWW Restore- Replenishing Minerals

Daily stressors and nutrient-depleted foods leave our bodies lacking essential electrolytes and minerals. These minerals, including magnesium, enhance your body’s recovery at the end of every day, lure you into a calmer state, and bring you in balance. (I SWEAR BY THIS! It has helped me sleep better, improved digestion, and stopped daily bloating!)

· SWW Alkalize- Detoxifying Greens Powder

We are constantly exposed to toxins in our environment and in the food we ingest, leaving us feeling acidic, bloated, and inflamed. This powder is a nutrient-dense, organic formula of antioxidant-rich greens that kick starts digestion, supports detoxification, and keeps you in a fasted state for optimal fat burn. This secret weapon has only nine ingredients, which includes six servings of daily greens.

· Black Seed Oil

The most powerful natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent works synergistically with Omega-3 supplementation.

· Omega

This fish oil is highly concentrated and purified with an ideal ratio of EPA to DHA to optimize brain function and reduce inflammation.

· Green Compass Collagen

Green Compass’ hydrolyzed collagen powder blend from marine, eggshell, and bovine sources helps protect connective tissue, supports healthy joints and muscles, and improves skin moisture and elasticity.

 For more on my wellness strategy for 2024, subscribe to my Substack!

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