My name is Dr. Hannah Straight and I'm so glad you've stumbled across my page! Before you go I hope to tell you more about myself and why I want to help as many people as I can live happier, healthier lives. Let me start off by saying that as a Pharmacist I began my journey fully supporting big pharma and corporate propaganda about how pharmaceuticals can cure all. True, everyone needs an antibiotic from time to time but nowadays they dish them out like candy - creating superbugs that are becoming harder and harder to kill. You may think I'm exaggerating but I encourage you to open your internet search browser and enter "hospital superbug", prepare to cringe. While pharmaceuticals are all fine and good for some conditions, many of the conditions and diseases in the world can often be prevented with a healthier diet and lifestyle. Here in America, we wait until after something goes wrong and then we throw a drug at it. Alternatively, many countries around the world focus more heavily on prevention instead of backpedaling trying to fix a problem that is simply not fixable.
As a Doctor of Pharmacy I originally started in the retail sector. I started to focus on drug research and pharmacokinetics which is a fancy term for how drugs interact in the human body. With research I wanted to help at the source, to prevent sickness and disease. Ultimately a lot of medications don't offer better outcomes and instead have unwanted side effects that are sometimes unnecessary and unwarranted. I became an understudy to a physician who had devoted his entire life to studying and utilizing natural medicine and supplements. He shared with me his life's work on botanical and herbal ingredients and how natural chemicals inside whole fruits, vegetables, and plants bear innumerable benefits that we all take for granted. We as a society have become so busy and preoccupied with life that we depend on prepackaged, processed foods that are stabilized and pumped full of synthetic chemicals and additives. Food is truly medicine - you are what you eat and everything you put into your body is either helping or harming you. I hope you'll give me a chance to show you more about myself as well as teach you and help you learn more about the hidden health benefits we all overlook in the world around us.
There's so much information out there. If you're just starting out, taking a proactive approach to your health can seem overwhelming but really it breaks down to these simple things: exercise regularly and consistently, following a healthy, well balanced diet, stay hydrated throughout the day, and get a sufficient amount of sleep. Just by following all of these simple principles it can help improve your health and happiness.
Thanks so much for stopping by, every purchase helps support my nutrition research. It also helps create more awesome videos on YouTube to help inspire happier and healthier lives. If I may point out, my favorite product is my instant mushroom coffee - it tastes delicious and not like mushrooms!
If you're not into nutrition but you found my content on YouTube and just want to say hi or discuss an adventure you can talk to me directly here:
Dr. Hannah Straight, Pharm.D.