The beautiful world of the founder of Lumity Life.

When Sara Palmer-Hussey PhD, a Cambridge-educated research scientist, began to notice her energy levels waning as she hit her mid-thirties, she vowed to come up with a science-based way of helping herself and others. Along with her first few wrinkles, she also noticed her immune system had started to falter. And so, from her lab, she began to create and test a range of supplements to support the body as we age. Growing old gracefully is one thing; but to do so feeling as well as possible is, surely, for most people the greater goal. Those rigorously tested formulas would eventually go on to become Lumity Life.

The supplements arrive in smart, refillable glass bottles to be taken day and night. They contain vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids and amino acids, all designed to stimulate the body’s defences. Dr Sara says, 'As a single, working mum I wanted a natural way to improve my energy and health while slowing down ageing, and as a scientist, I knew that the products available on the market didn’t offer holistic, tangible results.

'Multi-vitamins aimed at ageing support were formulated around possible deficiencies, but were not really targeted at supporting the ways in which the body itself counterbalances ageing through protection, repair and cellular efficiency.

'I wanted to create a supplement that took its lead from the body, that came in a natural, easily absorbable format, free from the usual fillers, coatings, binding agents and preservatives in other supplements, and, most importantly, delivered real benefits.’

Here, she tells us whose blog she finds a breath of fresh in the world of medicine; where she routinely gets lost in research papers; and which app reminds her to stop and just breathe.

My favourite website...


PubMed, a research hub. I don’t know whether it’s my favourite, but it’s probably my most visited. I tend to get pulled from one research paper to another and spend hours there.

My favourite app...


Kindle – the ultimate luxury of a library in the palm of your hand.

My favourite blog...


Zach Bush MD – an inspiration and a breath of fresh air for the times we are living in.



My favourite podcast...


Rhonda Patrick’s FoundMyFitness – I love her inexhaustible enthusiasm.

My most recent buy online...


Contact lenses and a bag of soil for pot plants – I was never much of a shopper, but lockdown has reduced my shopping down to bare essentials.

Last book you downloaded or read...


Circe by Madeline Miller – riveting.

Favourite Instagrammer...


@calm; @_beautiful_thinking; @wowbeaute; @thelondonmother; and @stylistmagazine.

Favourite tech gadget...


My phone. I can remember a time before mobile phones let alone smart phones. Now we can do things we never even imagined on one little gadget. We’ve lost some connection with life, along with the ability to just sit and stare into space instead of mindlessly scrolling, but it’s generally a good thing as long as we still know how to walk away from it occasionally without withdrawal symptoms.

The most useful gadget/item on your desk...


My trusty calculator.

Most useful digital resource during lockdown...


Netflix and YouTube, for music.

Most inspirational digital resource during lockdown...


Master Class – it’s fascinating to listen to anyone from any field talk about the development of their particular talent.

First thing/app you look at on your mobile when you wake up/in the morning...


Emails or WhatsApp for messages that have come in overnight.

Last thing you binge-watched...


The Last Dance… again!! I have no real interest in sport, but I’m fascinated by the mix of personalities and inspired by the talent, singular focus and determination.

Favourite brands have you discovered online...


I can’t think of any – sorry, I’m not much of a shopper. I like Dunoon mugs and have several to brighten up my desk environment. The fine bone china safari range.

Social media allowed me to meet...


Some wonderful customers who use and enjoy the products I have created.

The best digital advice I've been given...


@calm often tells me to breathe – it’s a good reminder.

My screensaver is...


A sunrise.

My pet online hate is...


Censorship. I’m an adult, let me discern the real from the fake news myself, thank you. Yes, let’s censor out abuse, but the amount of censorship around well-founded scientific debate in the last year has been worrying.

Do you have any online rules or resolutions?


This question has reminded me I need some boundaries around digital use. I wonder if I can stick to switching off all digital devices at 9 p.m…

The Internet. On balance, a force for good or ill?


It is on the whole a force for good. It is a place where we can find information at our fingertips – does anyone remember researching in libraries with actual books? – and where we can connect with others to expand our understanding of the world.

By Nancy Alsop
April 2021

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