That’s not to say she doesn’t love a good juice (she does, as is proven by a quick scroll through her social feed), but to the plant-based chef, wellness is a much more personal practice. Sponsored by Nature’s Way ®, meet the woman who’s changing the wellness conversation.

Supporting Your Immune System Is Everything

We all benefit when our immune system is at its best, and Sophia is no different. “Travel, living in the city, work commitments — those can all wear me down. And when that happens, I like to turn to more traditional wellness practices to support my immune system*,” she told us when we met up with her back in January.

For Sophia, that means integrating Nature’s Way Immune Powder into her wellness routine so she can take advantage of its blend of six mushrooms that ancient cultures have turned to for their own immune support.*

But if you’re like me and have never been super into the idea of mushrooms (no hate!), there are plenty of equally beneficial supplements to consider. Nature’s Way Echinacea Drops are ideal for adding to your food or drinks, and their Sambucus Elderberry gummies make for an easy, and delicious way to integrate these wellness benefits into your life.

The beauty in having so many options is that all of us — no matter our lifestyle or wellness preferences — have the flexibility to find a solution that works for our own needs. “This isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach,” says Sophia. “Go out there and try a few different products and see what works best for you on your way to well.”

Self-Care Isn’t Just A Trend, It’s A Necessity

By now, we’re all fairly secure in our self-care routines. For me, 30 minutes of yoga followed by a marathon TV-watching session provides the mental break I need to allow myself to reset. For Sophia, it’s a cup of tea, a book, and some quality time with her plants that usually does the trick in times of stress.

But let’s face it: Between busy days filled with work meetings, buzzing social calendars, and a rotating list of to-dos, a “normal” day for any of us is nothing more than a myth, which sometimes means our existing self-care routine won’t always cut it.

“I really need my mind, body, and spirit to be in balance for me to feel at my best,” says Sophia. “It’s valuable to take care of our whole selves. So that’s why prioritizing your self-care on your wellness journey is so important.”

To help bring her self-care routine to the next level, Sophia relies on trusted supplements. Ashwagandha is a trending adaptogen that is traditionally used to help reduce stress*, and Nature’s Way® CalmAid® is made with clinically studied lavender which helps reduce tension and stress.*

Finding Your Way To Well

When it comes to nutrition, you may assume that a wellness advocate has the whole “eating right” thing figured out. And while Roe is definitely a role model for those of us who are hoping to adopt healthier eating habits, even she admits that her diet doesn’t always cut it on the nutrition front.

“To make sure I’m getting enough, I turn to Nature’s Way® for my supplements. Getting those essential nutrients is critical for me personally,” she tells Bustle.

For Roe, that means supplementing her diet with products like Nature’s Way® Vitamins B12 and D3, plus Nature’s Way® NutraVege — a vegan-friendly, plant-based line of Omega-3s that support heart and eye health — but for you, that may mean a different mix of high-quality supplements*. Roe's advice for getting started? "Take stock of your needs and the way that you feel to create your own wellness routine." From there, take advantage of a trusted resource like Nature's Way® supplements to put together a routine that works for your lifestyle.

All video content was recorded prior to the release of the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing and recommendation to avoid nonessential travel.

This post is sponsored by Nature's Way®.

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