Supermodels for Natural Medicine

Often supermodels are associated with extreme dieting and unhealthy use of stimulants like caffeine, if not cocaine. However, some supermodels are outspoken advocates of a healthier approach, using natural foods and traditional medicines to keep their bodies in tip-top shape.

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

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Australian model Miranda Kerr is a believer in natural medicine and the healing properties of various organic foods. She notes that cacao powder is one of the best sources of magnesium, which is known to relieve stress and relax muscles, as well as being rich in amino acids, zinc, beta-carotene and iron.

Kerr and her son Flynn are also fans of the sweet potato, with its high vitamin A and vitamin C content. When it comes to sweetness, Kerr recommends organic coconut palm sugar, which is a low-GI replacement for refined white sugar.

Roxy Louw

Roxy Louw

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South African supermodel Roxy Louw was voted number 1 in FHM magazine’s World’s Sexiest Woman competition in 2010. She is an advocate for a range of buchu products, made with oil from the buchu plant, which is indigenous to South Africa’s Western Cape. Buchu is rich in bioflavonoids, vitamins and antioxidants, and is one of South Africa’s most prized medicinal plants. It can be used to treat a number of ailments, including urinary tract infections, muscular inflammation, and joint pain.

Elle Macpherson

Elle MacPherson

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Popularly referred to simply as “The Body”, Elle Macpherson gained this moniker after appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue a record five times.  When she’s not busy with one of her many business ventures, she promotes natural Chinese medicines.

Macpherson argues that natural Chinese medicine promotes and maintains wellness, rather than simply treating illness. She has undergone several acupuncture treatment sessions and has a doctor who treats her with herbal remedies rather than traditional pharmaceuticals.

Kate Moss

Kate Moss

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English model Kate Moss received media attention for her use of cocaine and subsequent drug rehabilitation. Now, however, she’s a vocal advocate for the use of natural remedies and healing procedures, including acupuncture – which may have helped with her withdrawal symptoms. It’s believed that acupuncture can be beneficial in preventing relapse in people who are addicted to drugs.

Christy Turlington

Christy Turlington

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Best known for representing Calvin Klein from 1987 to 2007, Christy Turlington has turned her attention to practising and promoting an Ayurvedic lifestyle. She has released her own line of videos on Jivamukti Yoga, which is a combined physical, ethical and spiritual form of yoga, as well as an Ayurvedic line of skin care products.

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