Wellness from the inside out…
Who else is feeling a little bit of lockdown lethargy? Combined with a mixture of my renewed love of cooking (white chocolate and rosemary cheesecake anyone? I’m taking orders) and a not so renewed vigour when it comes to training.
I’d been toying with a few different ideas for a bit of an overhaul with my health, I’m a good cook; I make everything from scratch where I can however, portion control right now and the odd zoom calls accessorised with Whispering Angel are not helping the cause or the bloated feeling right now.
Two weeks ago I received the newly relaunched The Organic Pharmacy’s bestselling 10 Day Detox – with new, improved formulas.
The updated kit also contains a detailed detox guide with nutritional plan and recipes, created in partnership with Farm Girl, a culinary sensation on London’s café scene.
DETOX, BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT
While for some the term “detox” may still bring to mind fad dieting, depriving your body of food or drastic weight loss, the 10 Day Detox from The Organic Pharmacy is about supporting your body while helping it to gently cleanse and replenish the essential nutrients. The kit is a great way to optimise your health without putting additional, unnecessary pressure on your body (we put ourselves under enough stress already!).
Over time, everyday toxins (from our food, water and environment) can accumulate in our bodies preventing cells from functioning at their best. This may lead to us feeling constantly tired and suffer from sluggish metabolism, frequent headaches or skin disorders.
Detoxification is a multi-organ process, where all organs work in synergy to get rid of unwanted harmful compounds. The Organic Pharmacy 10 Day Detox supports all major organs involved in detoxification: liver, kidneys, skin and gut. The updated formula now contains higher doses of the most effective ingredients and was developed in partnership with Dr Claudia Gravaghi – nutritionist, scientist, pharmacist and formulator with BSc (Hons), PhD in Clinical Nutrition, Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and a degree in Nutrition and Health from British College of Nutrition and Health.
THE FOUR SUPPLEMENTS
- DETOX – designed to support detoxification of the whole body through different cellular mechanisms: digestion enhancers e.g. Papain, Ginger root, gut repairers e.g. Slippery Elm Bark, L-Glutamine, colon cleansers and sources of fibre e.g. Flaxseed, Apple Pectin, liver detox promoters & kidney drainage stimulators e.g. Dandelion, Burdock root, sugar/carbohydrates metabolisers that also help to curb sugar cravings e.g. Gymnema Extract, Chromium.
PHYTONUTRIENTS + MSM – A combination of supergreens, herbs and fruit extracts, immune stimulating mushrooms, digestive enzymes, adaptogens and MSM from natural sources that support body functions: digestion, nutrients absorption, skin health, nail and hair growth, toxin drainage, immune health, anti-ageing and stress relief.
SUPERANTIOXIDANTS – A vitamin, mineral and herbal blend of antioxidants – molecules that neutralise free radicals and delay or inhibit cellular damage to reduce inflammation and enhance immunity. Antioxidants work better in combination as they each have affinities with different organs of the body. During detox we need a ready supply of antioxidants because more free radicals are released.
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACID + B COMPLEX – A formulation containing plant based Essential Fatty Acids from Linseed and Evening Primrose to improve skin health and maintain integrity and functionality of cell membranes. Blended with B Complex and Vitamin C to support skin collagen production, nerve growth and boost of energy levels.
THE ORGANIC PHARMACY X FARM GIRL
The results of 10 Day Detox can be further enhanced and prolonged with the help of the right nutrition.
The Organic Pharmacy invited chef Rose Mann of Farm Girl to create a nutritious meal plan that is part of the detailed guide, included in the kit. It provides ten days of varied and delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack.
Ten days later and half a stone lighter, I’m feeling a lot less bloated and I’m totally smitten with the Farm Girl recipes and I’m definitely going to be making them more and maybe less cakes….
Just a thought, a rather positive one.