Margo Marrone, the founder of The Organic Pharmacy, is a pharmacist and homeopath who created her company out of a desire to heal the mind, body and skin in a holistic way. Now a global organization, The Organic Pharmacy began with a small shop in London where Margo meticulously hand-mixed healing tinctures, medicinal creams, and other blends in the back room.
We love the thoroughly holistic approach that The Organic Pharmacy takes towards skincare. When we wanted to offer our customers an organic detox kit for great skin, Margo Marrone and her team were the first people we asked for help — and the exclusive selection of products and tips they put together for us is one of our best selling kits. Below, Margo shares some answers to our customers’ frequently asked questions about detoxifying.
Ayla: Why is it important to detox?
MARGO: Studies show most Americans have somewhere between 400 and 800 chemicals stored in their bodies. When your body is overloaded, much of your energy is spent trying to get rid of toxins rather than enabling you to live life to the fullest.
Ayla: What are toxins?
MARGO: A toxin is any poisonous substance that is produced either by our own cells and other living cells (bacteria, viruses, etc.) or by man-made substances in our environment. Toxins have a detrimental effect on our health: they can cause cell damage and even cell death. Toxins are everywhere – in our water, air, and food – but the good news is that we’re in complete control of our lifestyle and can make changes that will have a profound effect on our well-being.
Ayla: How do you know if you need to detox?
MARGO: A body that’s overloaded by toxins will show it in many ways, including:
- Tiredness, irritability, and mood swings
- Insomnia and anxiety
- Bad breath, coated tongue
- Dull hair and skin, as well as acne, eczema, and allergies
- Digestive problems and excess weight
Ayla: What’s involved in a detox?
MARGO: Detoxification generally involves two main steps:
1. Identifying and reducing our individual toxic load by avoiding common toxins
2. Giving our body the tools necessary to eliminate stored toxins through supplements and herbs as well as diet and lifestyle adjustments
Ayla: What are the benefits of a detox?
MARGO: Some of the results you’ll see include:
- More energy, better mood
- Better sleep
- Better breath
- Glowing skin, healthier hair and scalp
- Weight loss and improved digestion
In addition, an optimally functioning digestive system is better able to absorb nutrients from foods and supplements. Decreasing your toxic load also means your body is much better at managing exposure to environmental chemicals such as cigarette smoke, pollution etc and unhealthy foods, and you are less likely to suffer from allergic responses.
Intrigued? Check out our exclusive Organic Pharmacy Detox Kit here.
Any topic discussed in this article is not intended as medical advice. If you have a medical concern, please check with your doctor.