"It’s about working with the natural rhythm of your body; improving sleep patterns and making home-cooked dinners. It helps you to hang on in there through the ride that bit easier."
"It’s also about being in sync with the seasons. This morning I went to a yoga class at 6:30am, because I went to bed early, and woke up full of beans to bright sunshine. In winter I need more sleep, and I’d be less inclined to do that." She recommends making a start by limiting your exposure to the blue light from phones and tablets before bed, and carrying an eye mask around with you if travelling.
Here, she shares the wellness hacks she can't live without.
1. Cast iron slow cooker with electric heater base
Netherton Foundry slow cooker.. This slow cooker can be plugged in or popped in the oven - or even used on the barbecue
"Slow cooking is the best way to pre-digest your food; it’s easy, safe, and hard to go wrong. It's also economical and it’s lovely to put food in the night before and then wake up to your breakfast. I make stock in it all the time, which is one of the most nutritious and cost effective ways to create flavour as an omnivore, using bones of organic, grass-fed pasture-reared animals, with loads of vegetables.
"I’ve got a Netherton Foundry one, a cool cast iron pot made in Shropshire. You can stick in the oven or even on the barbecue; it’s a last-you-for-life pot, and you can plug it in with the base attachment overnight."
2. Tongue scraper
Tongue tingler: Jasmine Hemsley recommends 'tongue scraping' each morning CREDIT: NICK HOPPER
"When I wake up, tongue scraping is one of the first things I do for a healthier mouth and a happy gut. It’s an Indian tradition that’s thousands of years old; you just scrape a metal scoop over the tongue lightly to cleanse the tongue of that furry residue which the body produces in the night.
"It’s there for life, unlike a toothbrush that you have to replace every month. It’s so easy, but it makes a real difference. I like mine to be copper, which is naturally antibacterial."
Bolster: A bolster is a useful yoga prop as well as an alternative chair to improve posture
"I love having a bolster. You can do fabulous back stretches on a bolster, you just lay back on it and feel your whole back curve. We tend to lean forward naturally, so when I need to work for a long period of time, I like to sit on a bolster on a low level table – it’s so much kinder to your back.
I try to follow The Pomoro Technique, which teaches you to work in 25 minute intervals. Every 25 minutes I get up and do a squat to realign my body. It’s something that Tony Riddle, The Natural Life-Stylist, has helped me to instil, to stop me from resting on my laurels. If I can’t get a bolster, I’ll just get a cushion."
4. Hot water flask
S'well 'Santorini' 500ml drinking bottle, £35, John Lewis
S'well water bottle: Jasmine Hemsley avoids cold drinks in favour of hot beverages
"Hot water is another tip; I always have a Thermos or a hot water insulated flask with me. Hot water heats up your insides – in ayurveda, that's called your 'agne', your digestive fire – and it’s flushing and hydrating.
"I don’t drink iced drinks unless I’m really toasty. In Asia they sip hot teas with their food, not iced water; it’s so much better for digestion. Don’t underestimate it."
5. Spice tin
Spice tin: A compact spice tin is useful for incorporating spice into cooking easily
""Herbs and spices are nature’s medicine cabinet. A herbal tea is a small dose; not enough to be a remedy, but a bit of what you need. My spice tin or 'masala dabba', which is typical of those in India or Sri Lanka, holds seven essential spices, which means it's easy, quick and convenient to make things like golden milk, or my chestnut pancakes with a chai plum compote of stewed plums and maple syrup with black pepper, cinnamon and cardamom.
"The seven I keep are cinnamon, cardomom, ginger for when I’m too lazy to cut fresh ginger, coriander, fennel seeds, turmeric and cumin, which I use a lot in my cooking. I keep my black pepper separately in a grinder."
6. Sesame oil for oil pulling