The entertainment industry is full of people who can’t see beyond themselves. So, when you come across an artist and health activist who vows to bring wellness to everyone she can, you know you’ve come across someone special. Maggie Q is just that – an empathetic, generous actress who believes everyone deserves to live the best life they can, and everyone deserves to have a shot at great health.
She hails from Hawaii originally, but Maggie Q has been all over the planet jumping from one job to the next. When she was first starting out, Maggie headed for Tokyo to earn money to go to school. She had nothing more than a few bucks, but she knew she had to take a chance. When she met Jackie Chan, she knew she’d done the right thing. She worked with Chan, studied hard to become an action star, and worked diligently to perform own stunts.
This eventually led her to her hit show Nikita. But she can also be seen in Live Free or Die Hard, the Divergent series, and Mission Impossible III. She’s engaged to Hollywood actor Dylan McDermott and, right now, she’s starring opposite Kiefer Sutherland on the ABC show Designated Survivor.
Maggie Q’s work doesn’t just appear in film and TV, either. She also portrays the lead character in the video game Need for Speed: Undercover. She plays federal agent Chase Linh – the gamer’s contact to the Tri-City PD.
An advocate for those who can’t advocate for themselves
As soon as she could, Maggie Q began to passionately fight for those in need. She co-produced Earthlings, a documentary about human exploitation of the animal kingdom for our own economic gain. Joaquin Phoenix participated in the film, which explores human use of animals as pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and for scientific research.
Beyond creating work to educate the masses about animal exploitation, Maggie also worked with PETA Asia to encourage vegetarianism. Maggie has shared that becoming a vegetarian was one of the best things she’s ever done for herself. In 2008, Maggie Q was named PETA Asia-Pacific’s “Person of the Year.” She took her diet a step further, and now eliminates all animal products from her dietary regimen, and is a true blue vegan.
Sharing her expertise on living your healthiest life
Maggie struggled with her own health issues, so she started pouring her energy into research to find out what was going on. About 12 years ago, she was tired all the time, her stomach was inflamed, and she couldn’t sleep through the night.
Though she banged on the doors of many doctors, nobody seemed to know how to help her. As she studied and read, she started to learn that healing happens from the inside out. She made the distinct correlation that what she was putting in her body was affecting how she felt.
How Activated You was born
Finally, Maggie Q came across a doctor who understood nutrition in the ways she was beginning to – Dr. Edison de Mello. Dr. de Mello pledged to help Maggie overcome her health issues, by integrating both Eastern and Western medical techniques. Maggie adjusted her diet accordingly and began to see that probiotics were yet another way to help her heal from the inside out.
Once she felt in top-shape again, she made a pact with Dr. de Mello to find a way to help everyone discover what integrative practices could do for their health. So, they cofounded ActivatedYou.
What is ActivatedYou?
ActivatedYou is a high-end series of supplemental health products designed to help you feel great and get you talking. That’s right! The ActivatedYou brand is meant to give the health community a platform over which they can connect, read about great recipes, inspire one another, ask questions, and stay up to date with the most current health research. Together, Maggie Q and Dr. de Mello are getting everyday people to take better care of their bodies.
Q knows that when it comes to her health she has to be proactive. She can’t just wait for a doctor to tell her what’s wrong – and neither can you. ActivatedYou will help show you what foods to buy, give you great ideas for helpful exercises, and allow you to exchange your great ideas with other members of the ActivatedYou community.
Join Maggie Q and make your health a priority every day. With ActivatedYou, you’ll learn how to embrace the connection between your health and the world we live in.