Learn more about Chris Kelly, founder of Nourish Balance Thrive, in our #RealRoutines spotlight series!
It’s time to meet Chris Kelly! Chris is an inspiration. He spent most of his life feeling like crap (his words), suffering from insomnia, fatigue, and brain fog among other things. Then one day he’d had enough and took matters into his own hands, changing his lifestyle and working hard at it. He saw results. Big results. He not only got healthier, he changed careers.
Now Chris is best known for his website Nourish Balance Thrive, where he offers solutions to help you live life optimally. He and his team of experts build out personalized programs that help you achieve your goals in feeling better and in your body and your life. Oh, and did we mention that he’s also a competitive cyclist? Umm...yeah. He’s pretty amazing.
Check out his 5 questions with Mother Dirt!
Walk us through your daily skincare routine / How do you work Mother Dirt into your daily routine?
I use AO+ Mist spray immediately after taking a post bike ride shower. The Mist reliably keeps my scalp and seat/groin area feeling great, always a challenge when I'm riding a lot!
How did you first hear about Mother Dirt?
How do you explain Mother Dirt to other people?
I explain that the personal care products we use make our skin inhospitable to an essential peacekeeping Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria. Mother Dirt products put the bacteria back.
How do you interpret “less is more?” Are there any other ways this philosophy plays into your life?
Less is more when it comes to personal care! Over the past five years I've gone from one extreme to the other and now I only use soap when I'm really dirty or covered in poison oak. No antiperspirant deodorant and my wife hasn't divorced me yet. ;-)
Why do you feel it’s important to maintain a healthy microbiome?
We (at Nourish Balance Thrive) run traditional stool cultures and PCR DNA tests on the gut microbiota of the athletes we work with in our clinic, and I've seen the devastating effects a mucked up gut can have on performance. Surely it's only a matter of time before we begin to understand the importance of the other human microbiotas.
Amen to that, Chris!