As you may or may not have heard - there have been some exciting things going on in the Kosterina home. We were lucky enough to grow our family in more ways than one this year: I gave birth to a happy, healthy little boy, Tommy, this summer; our best-selling EVOO is finally back in stock; and we have some very exciting new Kosterina projects that we can't wait to share with you! Stay tuned on our Instagram @kosterinaoliveoil for a sneak peek.
We’re also reviving our Weekly Wellness Roundup – for wellness news from around the web. In this newsletter we’ll also share what we’re reading, what we’re listening to, what we’re eating, products and experiences we love and new things we’re trying all in the name of health and high performance – from nutrition, beauty and fitness to mindfulness, sleep and longevity.
And P.S. My favorite quote right now is from Dr. Steve Gundry: "The main purpose of food is to get olive oil into your mouth." Dr. Gundry is medical researcher, heart surgeon + best-selling author whose research states that not all plant foods are good for us. Read more about his theory here.
Olive Oil Sommelier Katerina Mountanos, is the Founder & CEO of Kosterina Olive Oil, which produces 100% organic, extra virgin olive oil from Greece sold directly to consumers online. Katerina is an ecommerce expert and has built beauty, home and wellness businesses for Amazon, Jet, and Walmart. She founded beauty services company, Manicube, which was sold to The Red Door by Elizabeth Arden in 2015. Katerina is very passionate about olive oil, the Mediterranean diet and eating for health and longevity.
We're in the thick of uncertainty during this global pandemic and one thing we can do to spur positive change during this time is to create healthy habits. Although working out is not always at the top of my list, lately, I've been finding that creating time and space to move my body has been extremely helpful for my overall mental well-being.
How are you doing? I've cut myself off from watching CNN because my cortisol levels go through the roof. In the name of mental well-being and stress-reduction, I'd like to share some goodnews about the Coronavirus that you may not be hearing about if you're watching the news. I recently tuned in to The James Altucher Show, featuring Futurist (and fellow Greek) Peter Diamandis, who gave me some new perspective on the chaos that's shaping our world.
I hope that you're staying safe and calm during this unprecedented, scary time. I am praying for the health of our communities here in New York, throughout the US, in Greece, and around the entire world.