The old adage “beauty comes from within” is the key to Elle Macpherson’s continued success.
Interview by Anna Maria Clement, PhD, LN
One of Australia’s most iconic exports, supermodel Elle Macpherson, has enjoyed a highly successful career spanning three decades in front of the camera. She has graced the silver screen, international runways, and magazine covers, including Sports Illustrated a record ﬁ ve times. But today, Elle’s roles as a proud mother of two, entrepre-neur, and businesswoman overseeing two successful international companies make her most proud. Elle sat down with me recently and discussed health, beauty, business and motherhood.
What is the most important part of well-being?
Good life balance, for me, is key to my well-being. I know if I take good care of myself, everything else in life will fall into place. That means eating a plant-based, wholefood diet, taking super greens every morning, meditation, exercise and good quality sleep. Throw in a good dose of love and laughter, and I feel my very best. I am a mother fi rst and businesswoman second. Life can get chaotic trying to balance both, but I know if I take a balanced approach and do all of these things, I have the energy to fulfi ll both roles to the very best of my ability. It is my aim every day.
What is the key ingredient for a happy, beautiful life?
I think if you are healthy, you instantly feel happier. Good health comes from nourishing your body from the inside out, which is the ethos behind WelleCo. From the very beginning, my business partner Andrea and I believed the future of beauty lay in ingestible beauty. Our premium whole food nutrient powders are designed to be absorbed easily at a cellular level, so they nourish all systems of the body. We believe when our gut health is good, and our body is healthy and al-kaline, it shows on the outside. Our loyal customers tell us the same. They are our very best advocates. Taking time for wellness—physical, emotional and spiritual—is very important to me. That’s why I love coming to Hippocrates. It’s a complete wellness institute. We follow similar philosophies, and I love the fresh, raw vegan food. I find I’m inspired and learn a lot from the fabulous team at HHI.
How do you want to be seen on the global stage?
I am aiming to be a woman who is doing her best as a mother, a friend, a sister and a business-woman, and who promotes and supports wellness which, to me, is the greatest of luxuries. I believe no matter who you are, how old you are or what job you do, a healthy body, active mind, good spirit, and a connection to nature or God or the universe is vital in life.
What’s your deepest secret for health?
For me, it is nourishing and taking care of myself from the inside out. When I was turning 50, I started to feel fatigued and unwell. My nutritionist, Dr. Sim-one Laubscher, taught me about alkaline versus acidic foods and how our bodies were designed to absorb nutrition via natural foods, not synthetic pills.
She formulated an alkaline green powder that turned my life around. I noticed my skin wasn’t dry anymore, looked plumper, and had what nutritionists call “the alkaline glow.” My sugar cravings subsided as my blood sugar levels became more balanced. My digestion improved, and I felt more up-beat and emotionally balanced. I found myself choosing healthier options as my body became more in tune. Most importantly, I learned how to listen to what my body needs every day to function at its best.
The benefits were so life-changing, I wanted to share this formulation with every-body. So it went on to become WelleCo’s core product, the Super Elixir, super greens. For me, taking two teaspoons in filtered water every day, along with a raw, organic, whole-food, plant-based diet and our Nourishing Protein, helps keep me in optimum health, which shows on the outside. Health and beauty go hand-in-hand. It works for me!
Learn more about Elle and her wellness at welleco.com