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Wellness My Favourite Things: Danny Seo, Environmental Lifestyle Expert

My Favourite Things: Danny Seo, Environmental Lifestyle Expert

My Favourite Things: Danny Seo, Environmental Lifestyle Expert
By Hong Kong Tatler
August 20, 2019
The environmental lifestyle expert shares his picks for living a greener and healthier life

Danny Seo, environmental lifestyle expert and Emmy award-winning television host, founded his first non-profit organisation, Earth 2000, when he was just 12. Today, the author of 10 books on modern, eco-friendly living runs a multimedia company and oversees a portfolio that includes home products sold in more than 4,000 stores in the US. 

Below, he shares five of his favourite things:

1/5 Le Prunier Oil

Photo: Courtesy of Le Prunier
Photo: Courtesy of Le Prunier

The Le Prunier oil is just one thing: cold-pressed oil from the pits of plums. It’s the brainchild of two sisters in California whose dad owned one of the largest organic plum farms in the region. They noticed all these plum pits being discarded and thought, ‘What could we do with them?’

They discovered that plum pit oil has incredible moisturising and skin-repairing properties, especially when it comes to fading dark spots. The best part? It smells like marzipan.

2/5 Pentair Water Filters

My whole house is outfitted with Pentair water filters. They’re the Rolls-Royce of water filtration and get everything out: odour, lead, particulates, chemicals, you name it.

The biggest coffee chains in the world use Pentair to transform whatever water they have into the most clean-tasting, healthy, goof-proof water. The Pentair Everpure for your kitchen is the key to having an endless supply of clean water; even ice cubes come out crystal clear.

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3/5 Megafood Turmeric Strength For Whole Body

I’ve had way less joint pain by making these a part of my morning routine. MegaFood harvests organic turmeric from the Hawaiian island of Kauai and transforms it into nutrient-dense flakes through the company’s proprietary process.

These flakes are combined with other ingredients such as black pepper to help boost the inflammation-fighting properties of turmeric, and pressed into easy-to-swallow tablets. I take two every morning and sometimes even feel a warming sensation in my body when they start to dissolve.

4/5 The Earth Polo By Ralph Lauren

Photo: Courtesy of Ralph Lauren
Photo: Courtesy of Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren just hired its first chief sustainability officer and has committed to be fully green by the year 2025. The Earth Polo is made green by using fabric created from recycled plastic bottles; each shirt uses about 12 bottles. But it’s more than just green: the food-grade nylon helps the shirts stay wrinkle-free and won’t shrink in the wash. I’ve stocked up.

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5/5 Rancho La Puerta

Photo: Courtesy of Rancho La Puerta
Photo: Courtesy of Rancho La Puerta

I’ve been to this destination health resort called Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico, about 10 times and it might just be heaven on Earth. It’s a fine-tuned spa without the pretention—in a nutshell, it’s Whole Foods meets summer camp.

The morning hikes into the mountains are the draw: a pitch-black incline and rigorous workout rewarded with a mind-blowing sunrise, mist and fog. A variety of activities—including Pilates, yoga, boot camp and sound healing—leave me feeling younger, lighter and happier after a week.

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