This last Saturday, June 13, was inaugural Global Wellness Day. It wasn’t an event, but a chance for us all to think about what wellness means to us (and our clients) and about taking steps every day of the year to improve on it.
I decided to focus on my digestive health as a first step. After a lazy and indulgent beach holiday in early May, preceded and followed by some full-on interstate conferences over several days each, exercise had been erratic to say the least, as was my diet and sleep.
The inevitable outcome was that I felt bloated, sluggish and just all-round blah, not exactly helped by a violent reaction a couple of weeks ago to what appears to have been a tainted batch of spirulina (I can barely say the ‘s’ word now without wanting to be sick).
Having had previously great results with The Beauty Chef (Carla Oates) Glow Inner Beauty Powder and Inner Beauty Boost liquid formulas, I decided early last week it was well and truly time to try out her new Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder.
A teaspoon and a half in a large glass of water (250ml) and I was away. Within hours my insides were gurgling like a drain. I won’t pursue that point in too much detail but, suffice it to say, within three days my stubborn bloat had disappeared, I felt so much more comfortable (and, as a result, more motivated to get out and exercise) and my skin looked a good deal clearer.
I would recommend taking it around an hour after dinner and let it do its work overnight rather than in the morning and risk having to take sudden nature calls during the day!
The thing about Cleanse, it’s not just a detox like some of those programs sold in chemists that can strip away the good as well as the bad often leaving you feeling depleted, but a potent shot of super-greens and other goodies to nourish the body, as well as being a powerful probiotic.
Whether taken as a daily boost of cleansing greens or used as part of The Beauty Chef’s 14-day intensive cleanse plan – to help the body realign either during or after times of excess – the alkalising blend features 45 certified organic and bio-fermented fruits, vegetables, seeds, roots, algae, grasses, plant fibre, purifying herbs and digestive enzymes.
Power ingredients like chickpeas, adzuki beans, mung beans, lentils and organic sprouted pea powder provide fibre to aid the elimination process and help remove toxins from the body. Additionally, broccoli, beetroot, kale, rosemary, St Mary’s Thistle, dandelion, spinach, nettle, lemon, collared greens and a unique phyto-greens blend including spirulina and barley grass work to support the liver’s second phase of detoxification, while digestive enzymes balance gut health.
The Cleanse formula is fermented using The Beauty Chef’s exclusive Flora Culture bio-fermentation process, whereby a unique mother culture containing a variety of lactic-acid producing bacteria bio-activates and supercharges the ingredients, making the nutrients more available to the body.
The result is a broad-spectrum, natural probiotic that supports the cleansing of the liver and internal organs to promote healthy, radiant skin.
‘Although the skin is the body’s largest elimination organ, it is one of the last places in the body to receive nutrients, and one of the first to suffer,’ said Carla Oates, founder of The Beauty Chef.
‘if your complexion looks clogged or congested, chances are your liver is, too. That’s why we’ve used traditional liver herbs in the cleanse formula, which, when combined with digestive enzymes, our other hero ingredients and The Beauty Chef’s unique fermentation process, creates an incredibly powerful powder that cleanses and nourishes you on the inside, to promote skin health and radiance on the outside.’
Cleanse is dairy-free, sugar-free, nut-free and unpasteurised, with no artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives.
– Jenni Gilbert, Editor