Feeling a little lackluster after overindulging during the festive season? Get the new year off to a healthy start with The Resident’s guide to de-stressing, detoxing and re-energising…
As well as repairing, sleep is a function that supports the body when it needs it most. With the pace of city life in London, it can often be hard to get to sleep and therefore many people are sleep deprived. Choose how you sleep every night with this dual pillow spray from ThisWorks, containing sleep plus pillow spray and a deep sleep pillow spray.
The first thing to take into account when detoxing is to alleviate stress. A perfect way to do this is to use aromatherapy to place your senses where you need them. Scented candles can be a great place to start. The Dimbula diffuser and candle by T London has a distinctive, freshly spiced fragrance. The result is a calming, fragrance with vibrant notes. Alternatively, try the Bamford collection of Organic Essential Oil Blends, inspired by Yoga poses that enhance body and mind, to aid peace, sleep and deep relaxation, stocked at daylesford.com.
Chris James Mind Body‘s 12Days is a holistic programme that’s perfect to revitalise this new year. The 12-day cleanse is designed to leave you toned and glowing with confidence. The products work on metabolising gut function and help to relieve symptoms of indigestion. Find it stocked at Bhuti, where you can also take a Mind, Body, Cleanse Yoga class with Chris James at Bhuti on Wednesday mornings.
Bhuti, 50 Hill Rise, Richmond TW10 6UB; bhuti.co
Homeopathic medicine has long been associated with optimum health and Bach’s Flower Remedies are great for strengthening immune systems. The remedies are a natural method of healing discovered by Dr Bach in the 20s. They allow peace to return to the sufferer so that the body is free to heal itself by restoring balance in the body.
Stocked at Revital in Chelsea, Victoria, Wigmore Street, Hampstead, Richmond & Willesden; revital.co.uk
Baobab fruit powder is a natural raw wholefood made from the African baobab tree. Aduna harvests it to produce a nutrient-dense fruit powder that helps bring out natural vibrancy. It is a source of vitamin C (a single dose provides 33% of your daily requirement), which supports normal immune function and energy release.
201 Chiswick High Road W4 2DR; asnatureintended.uk.com
Our bodies need nourishing from the inside out, so a good way to revitalise is to cleanse the body and boost energy with fresh juices. The NAMA Energy Boosting package is specially designed for the health conscious and for people that wish to achieve a lot each day. It includes cold pressed juices, probiotics and other mineral-rich enhancements. Prepared below 42 degrees, they are full of essential nutrients that your body uses to fuel and nourish itself.
110 Talbot Road, Notting Hill W11 1JR; 020 7313 4638; namafoods.com
Ongoing support is also crucial in order to have a continuous benefit from detoxing. The Organic Pharmacy launched its first definitive book for anyone seeking to optimise the way they, and their whole family, look and feel. Written by Margo Marronne, pharmacist and homeopath, the book is full of guidance to bring the body back into balance.
The Organic Pharmacy has stores on Kensington High Street, Great Marlborough Street, The Kings Road, Hampstead High Street and in Covent Garden. For further stockists see theorganicpharmacy.com