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WHY ORGANIC?

Organic September is the perfect time to discuss the importance of organic and why we feel so passionately about organic for the last 20 years.

“Toxins are everywhere in our lives: from the air we breathe to many of the cosmetics we apply to our faces and bodies, pesticides applied to foods and ingested…toxicity is a major obstacle to optimum health, and we should reduce our toxic load to it whenever and wherever we have the opportunity.”

Margo Marrone, co-founder of The Organic Pharmacy.

So, why organic?

Pesticides are poisons, they poison our bodies when we ingest food and they poison our environment (wildlife, land, water table and fields) which comes back to us full circle.

Organic ingredients (not just foods) provide the only way to be confidence that at least the majority of products that we buy- from food and drink to cleaning products and cosmetics, are free from some of the harmful toxins we know. Organic means a healthier lifestyle, which in turn means a healthier body and mind, not just for us but also our planet and everhthing that lives on our pkanet. In addition, organic farming uses far less energy and produces less waste than any other farming methods, meaning organic is kinder to the environment now. If Europe’s farmland all followed organic principles, our agricultural emissions could drop by 40-50% by 2050, with plenty of product to feed the growing population on a genuinely healthy diet. * (soil association)

Clean is good, organic is best.

The benefits include reducing your toxic load, providing more nutrients for your body and helping your environment, all of which improve your overall wellbeing.

The Organic Pharmacy Approach

Many people believe that results from natural and alternative medicines take months. Whilst this is true for some long-term conditions, in the majority of cases, especially with acute illness, it is possible to see results far more quickly.

“In my experience as a homeopathic practitioner, I have seen how, often, the correct homeopathic remedy can work to relieve symptoms within minutes, and by adding herbs and supplements to the prescription, the root cause can be treated even faster.”
Margo Marrone, co-founder of The Organic Pharmacy.

Almost everybody we see at The Organic Pharmacy has toxins accumulated in their body, this is as a result of both our diets and the products we put on our skin. During any given day the average person puts 300 synthetic chemicals on their body, 64% of which is absorbed into your bloodstream.

Toxins in Cosmetics

Parabens are the most common preservative and can be found in all toiletries, makeup and skin care.

Studies from the University of Kyoto shows parabens are absorbed through the skin into the blood stream.

Reading University studies have shown parabens mimic the hormone oestrogen in the body and have been found in breast tumours

Formaldehyde preservatives are also very common.

Formaldehyde is a carcinogen.

What can I do?

Detoxification is the cornerstone of all of our treatments, it encourages the body to shed its toxic load, with amazing results.

“Often, some 50% of my clients symptoms will disappear just by doing the detox, and we take care of the rest using the combined approach to treatment.”
Margo Marrone, co-founder of The Organic Pharmacy.

What changes can you make?

1. Buy local and organic produce
2. Use toxin free skincare products
3. Opt for organic cleaning products
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