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.
How often have you enjoyed a glass of wine and woken up with a terrible headache the next morning? Well, you might be surprised to learn that your headache might not only be from a slight hangover - but what's in your wine.
If you've ever heard the term 'intermittent fasting' and your mind is immediately flooded with confusion, you're not alone. This concept has been floating around the wellness world for the past few years, but it begs a few questions for us regular folks: Is it simply just skipping breakfast?
So, my husband, Kosta (who put the “Kos" inKosterina), likes to say that with wellness knowledge, he’s often a year ahead of me. He certainly is an early adopter and I’ll often dismiss his wellness practices as ridiculous, unnecessary or extreme, only to come around to the idea months later after learning more.