Fridge & Larder Cleanse

Ask yourself this:

Why do I want to do this?

To improve the general health of you or your  family? To learn more about nutrition?

Or maybe there are particular symptoms or issues within yourself or your  family that need to be addressed? Does your son suffer from eczema? Does your husband have high blood pressure? Are you a little overweight? Do we really want to take away little Jimmy’s coco pops on the weekend when he is fit, well and top of his class?

For the sake of household happiness, the cleanse shouldn’t alienate anyone and should, in most cases, be set to the lowest common denominator.

Everyone in the household and anyone else who might be responsible for looking after the house such as a house keeper, cook, an au-pair or a nanny should be involved in the cleanse

The cleanse will take place in phases. Phases that depend on the needs discussed above. It’s also designed to allow time for new habits to be formed by the individual or family.

Phase 1:

After an initial assessment, phase 1 focuses on chemicals in and around your food. You will be advised as to what needs to be organic and what doesn’tand and Marc  will also help you reduce your consumption of chemicals, pesticides, hormones, preservatives and other baddies. He will also suggest  how you should start to cut down on hidden sugars, salts and fats.

The final aspect of phase 1 focuses on educating the family vis-à-vis good eating habits. This involves discussions on insulin, energy and how to eat tasty, healthy food.

A comprehensive list of substitutes for foods found to be incompatible with the cleanse will be drawn up. If necessary, Marc will come with you to the supermarket or help you devise a shopping list.

You will receive a weekly email containing suggestions to vary your diet. There will also be a monthly review of your fridge and cabinets.

Phase 2:

Most households have at least some health issues.

Someone will be overweight, or may have diabetes or insomnia. If phase 1 has not addressed these, then further investigation will be needed. There are some excellent tests for various allergic reactions, intolerances, intestinal issues, parasitic proliferation, insulin dependence and so on.

The good news is that most allergies are hereditary. This means that it is usually unnecessary to feed everyone a completely different diet. If a family member does have a specific pathology, then Marc will prescribe a specific diet with minimal impact on the rest of the family.

It is crucial that your new diet encourages compliance. Longevity is the key to making the programme work.

Supplementation programme

On top of these phases, Marc will add a closely monitored bespoke formula of pharmaceutical grade food supplements. These will ensure optimum results.

These formulas are produced to his   expert specifications. They include multivitamins as well as targeted formulas for issues ranging from weight loss to blood pressure and diabetes and so forth.

Follow up and support:

As mentioned above the initial 3 month programme includes weekly meetings ) which involve checking on progress, managing problems and answering questions.

After the initial 3 months a lighter programme is implemented if necessary. This involves a monthly visit and discussion.

Other forms of support include:

  • Direct contact via phone and email with your family physician.
  • Weekly ideas via email Food updates via email

Further reading, looking at seasonal foods, fruits and vegetables and new products that may appear on the market, is also provided. It is important that the programme has a beginning and an end. When the time is right, when goals have been achieved and when everyone is happy then the programme can come to a close.

The infrastructure allows the family to maintain their newly formed habits.

  • Dr Marc Farah