We think our iHerb customers are awesome and we truly appreciate their support and their patronage, but we also know that they are all real people who are doing their best to live a life of health and wellness. That’s not always an easy task. Given that, we wanted to feature some of them and get their take on the steps they take towards their own well-being and hopefully, iHerb plays a part in that. Perhaps, from their words, you’ll be able to get some inspiration to help you make positive and healthy changes in your life as well. Today, let’s meet David Guatelli from San Diego, CA.
Tell us a little about yourself:
My name is David Guatelli, I own a computer repair business in San Diego, California and I am 21 years old.
How did you find out about iHerb?
A friend of mine introduced me to the idea of taking nutritional supplements to increase health and wellness in high school. He recommended iherb.com because of the great prices and large selection.
What about iHerb first appealed to you?
My first order arrived at my doorstep 1 day after ordering. Maybe it was 2 days…either way I was very impressed! I just kept finding new awesome products like fluoride-free toothpaste.
How long have you been in iHerb customer?
According to my order history, my first order was placed on June 11th of 2008
What are your favorite products and why?
Dr. Bronner’s soaps because they are essentially comprised of a coconut base and essential oils. It cleans anything and smells great. A variety of scents keeps my girlfriend and I “Ooh”-ing and “Ahh”-ing in the shower.
Also every Aubrey Organics product I have ever tried was fantastic. The shampoo and conditioners are paraben free and all natural. I use the Honeysuckle Rose shampoo/conditioner and facial cleansing cream Seaware with Rosa Mosqueta.
What is your health and wellness philosophy?
Try to maintain an all-natural lifestyle. This means no artificial sweeteners or preservatives, organic foods whenever possible, and shop at your local farmers market. Do your research on genetically modified foods, and growth hormones. Keeping yourself happy and healthy is easy if you try, and iHerb can help you with that.
Do you have a favorite mantra or quote that describes how you try to live your life?
“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds, everything.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
Do you have any current health goals you’re working toward and what are you doing to reach them or have you actually met one or more and would like to share your success story?
I am working towards becoming a Clinical Master Herbologist for self-help, therapy, and professional practice.
Are there any health and wellness tips you’d like to share with other iHerb customers?
Be aware of companies scheming against your health. Do your own research about products and their effectiveness. Don’t trust the television.