What is Well: Kirina Awamoto, Medical Devices
What does your morning routine look like?
Wake up at 5:45 am. Make my bed and make coffee in my French Press. By 6:30 I am active - either working out or swimming in the ocean. I like to sauna after my workout for 20 minutes and read. I take my vitamins in the morning. I take Camu Camu's Vitamin C, Vitamin D5000 and Omega Plus 1000. If I ever feel like I'm getting sick, I will take Power Immune and Colloidal Silver. Then, I shower and get to work!
What does your night routine look like?
I’m early to bed. By 8:45 pm, I’m starting to get ready for bed and trying to get less blue light. I wash my face and do my very simple skincare routine. I pop a couple melatonin and magnesium and spritz my bed with lavender. I usually like to read for a while or I turn on my meditation app to fall asleep.
What’s the weirdest thing you do in the name of wellness?
Take liver pills. By pills, I mean raw liver that’s cut into swallow size pieces and frozen. They’re a great source of vitamin A and I immediately feel energized. I also eat natto on a regular basis. Natto is fermented soybeans. It’s not weird to me, since I grew up eating it in Japan, but I definitely had to give my roommate a warning before I started to whip it out!
What are you doing at 3 pm everyday?
Probably working and eating a snack. Snack is usually some tomatoes and babaghanoush, or cheese, or nuts, or berries. I like to mix it up every day!
What’s a health trick everyone should know?
Sunlight. Sleep is one of the most important and miraculous things for our health and sleep health starts right as we wake up in the morning! Exposure to sun first thing in the morning is the best way to strengthen the circadian rhythm. Being outside is such a great way to get grounded and start the day - not to mention we are all in need of vitamin D. I’m also a big fan of 5-HTP which is a precursor to serotonin which most people don’t know is necessary for melatonin production. It also keeps me satiated throughout the day and can help fight depression!