THE WELL Q&A: MaryRuth Ghiyam
The health educator and founder shares her life-changing choices.
MaryRuth Ghiyam is a certified health educator, nutritional consultant and chef. After the premature passing of her brother and father, and her mother’s diagnosis of two (thankfully benign) brain tumors, she traveled the country to learn about the body’s own healing powers. That journey led her to develop MaryRuth Organics, a family-friendly wellness brand, and to author her new book Liquids Till Lunch.
The sudden passing of my 42-year-old dad and my 17-year-old brother made me very interested in living a healthier life.
Creating a daily routine or a structure that allows me to be happy and chase after my passions. Structure creates freedom.
How amazing it is to be in person with people! I will never take that for granted again.
No smoking, no drugs and no alcohol
My Sweet Laurel cookbook
“Everyone overestimates what they can do in one year and underestimates what they can do in 10 years.”
The Real Coconut Cassava Flour Chips in Himalayan pink sea salt
Learn to do a DIY manicure on YouTube. Life-changing!
Stretching is my morning ritual. At night, I take my liquid nighttime multimineral and try to give my husband, David, two compliments.
Eye mask, white noise machine and liquid probiotic
Three deep breaths before bed and magnesium
Listen to Spotify or sit in the sunshine for 15 minutes
A 20-minute jog outside
Chew your food and eat what you love! Also, eat more plants.
Vegan Avocado Mayo by the brand Chosen is the most used condiment in my house.
Tea with monk fruit sweetener and coconut milk
Drink half your body weight in ounces in water daily!
Banana, strawberries, romaine, spinach and some ice
Move forward every day.
My family — which includes 4 children under 4!
My husband makes me laugh every single day when he does an impersonation of me.