Ms. Namita Nayyar: You are a world leading media personality, model, actress, artist, painter, writer, activist and a brand ambassador. How you manage such a remarkable multidimensional lifestyle?
Ms. Juliette Fretté: Wow . . . “world leading”! That’s a fabulous and flattering accusation. Well, like many of us, I feel I definitely manage multiple personalities. It can be fun and interesting but if you want to keep some sanity and balance in your life, it’s important to stay organized. Luckily I am getting better and better at this.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout routine?
Ms. Juliette Fretté: I really enjoy a wide range of fitness including running, biking, hiking, strength training, yoga, and more. With trial and error over time I am discovering the right amount of exercise as well which is really more about being intuitive with your body and mind. Ultimately whatever you do to condition your body should come from a place of selflove and selfcare rather than a place of punishment or hating your body which is what a lot of women are taught to do in this culture, sadly.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Do you have a special diet or strict menu that you follow to remain healthy and physically fit?
Ms. Juliette Fretté: Similar to the exercise situation, over time I have come to a place that is more intuition-based than anything else. That being said, I am a food activist / health researcher in my spare time and I really strive for high quality, unprocessed, organic, pasture-raised, local foods – ingredients that your great grandmother would recognize.
Food quality aside, unlike some of my previous approaches, I do not demonize any food groups. I honestly don’t think carbs are bad. Especially if they’re only minimally processed.
In fact, every traditional food is fair game to me, unless I have an intolerance to it. Notably, I also actively seek out saturated fat specifically – in natural forms of course, and from healthy animals and plants. Anything created in a food lab I stay away from. I accordingly adore farmer’s markets. In this regard, I’m a huge fan of nutrient dense, often high-calorie, super rich foods and subscribe to the work of the Weston Price Foundation and similar alternative health entities.
Oh yeah and I try not to count calories which can be initially challenging if you’ve done it for so long! Alas, I’ve discovered the hard way that the ‘dieting consciousness’ of counting calories or otherwise being hyper vigilant around food absolutely backfires. Listening to, loving, and caring for your body is the best advice that I could ever give for health, beauty, and happiness.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have glowing skin and gorgeous hair. Do you take some kind of skin treatment to keep it young and glowing and secondly what you do to your hair to make it look so stunning?
Ms. Juliette Fretté: Thank you! Well, my best kept secrets for awesome skin and hair are mostly dietary and not exactly pleasant. But they’re worth it! To be specific, some super incredible beauty supplements I take for skin and body are a tablespoon of liquid cod liver oil every day as well as non-gmo organic prenatal vitamins for hair.
Moreover, I consistently eat coconut oil from a spoon and I drink a few tablespoons of gelatin collagen mixed in water every morning. The edible collagen I speak of (see ‘Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate’ for more info) has so many health benefits and can really help with skin conditions like eczema, improve hair quality, and enhance sleep quality. It is also known to actually rebuild your connective tissue and depleted skin barrier to ultimately heal cellulite and erase wrinkles over time.
That being said, western medicine just writes off deteriorating human bodies as ‘old age’ and ‘genetics’. I alternatively believe that age is simply an accumulation of various habits and belief systems. If they’re healthy ones, they will shine through you over time. Anyway, aside from my unusual food-based health and beauty supplements, I highly recommend using the EWG’s ‘Skin Deep’ app to look for beauty and body care products that are very pure and natural or otherwise low on the toxicity scale. I absolutely adore almost everything by the body care brand ‘Andalou’ in particular.
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