Pharmer Wellness

Meal Plan: What EXACTLY Do You Need To Know?

Meal Plan: What EXACTLY Do You Need To Know?

The inside track to the 5 Day Jump Start meal plan with Organic Pharmer
Full Fridge, Full Heart? Well, Kind Of.

Full Fridge, Full Heart? Well, Kind Of.

Typical questions you may have when deciding to do the 5 Day Jump Start with Organic Pharmer. 

How is the food?
How am I feeling?
Are you hungry?

Ever Feel Like You Want To Get Off The Merry Go Round

Ever Feel Like You Want To Get Off The Merry Go Round

Things are moving fast: kids, school, work, schedules, social obligations, more work. You're busy running around taking care of everyone and everything. Then you look up and see an entire month has passed, but you're not really sure how it happened?

To Juice Cleanse Or Not - That Is The Question

To Juice Cleanse Or Not - That Is The Question

A conversation with Darleen Gross, Organic Pharmer's juiceologist and macrobiotic chef. Getting to the nitty gritty of juice cleansing.
Anti-inflammatory Diet

Anti-inflammatory Diet

You might need to ditch the nightshades. Tomatoes and tomato sauce are as American as apple pie. But most people don’t realize that tomatoes belong to a group of vegetables called nightshades, and that these foods can trigger inflammation in people with arthritis.

3 Day Situation - Succeeding With A Cleanse

3 Day Situation - Succeeding With A Cleanse

If you follow me @thisisgrounded, you already know that juice cleansing is not part of my regular wellness routine. Until last week, I had never even done a juice cleanse.But then I met Darleen Gross, Culinary Director at Organic Pharmer, former personal chef to Gwyneth Paltrow and part of the founding team of M Cafe LA's award-winning macrobiotic restaurant, and decided to give juicing a try. 
10 Tips On How To Make Your Cleanse The Most Effective

10 Tips On How To Make Your Cleanse The Most Effective

By Culinary Director and Chef Darleen Gross Yes, we all know that the Holiday’s are upon us and the frantic rush to prepare for hosting, gift-giv...
At the Pharmer Table

At the Pharmer Table

As chefs, inspiration comes directly from the landscape of the season. Autumn inspires with vivid colors, leaves and pine needles carpeting yards and rooftops, and earthy aromas punctuating the crisp morning air. We are drawn to the farmer’s market to revel in the bounty of fresh vegetables local growers pull from the healthy, organic soils just a short drive from our kitchen door.

    Infused Cold-Pressed Juices - What and Why.

    Infused Cold-Pressed Juices - What and Why.

    When it comes to juicing, cold-pressed is best.  At Organic Pharmer, all of our juices are cold-pressed.  Why? Most juicers expose vegetables to a high-velocity roto-chamber of razor-sharp cutting blades. While cold-pressing is a gentle, two-step process:  slow-grind the veggies to a pulp, and then apply pressure to extract the most vital, nutritious and supremely delicious raw juice possible.

    Fall Menu: It's all about flavor and food with function.

    Fall Menu: It's all about flavor and food with function.

    After a cool and rainy August, the run-up to the first day of fall has been welcomingly warm and sunny. While eighty degrees and clear skies may still be beach weather, fall is definitely upon us. The days are getting shorter, the kids are back in school, and pumpkin spice is everywhere.

    How do you make gluten-free baked goods taste so good?

    How do you make gluten-free baked goods taste so good?

    I spend a lot of time just thinking about how to “wow” our dedicated gluten and allergen-conscious crowd. All the good stuff we bring to the table - the sweet treats, breads and other baked goods, as well as the rest of the Organic Pharmer menu – they all start as a simple idea for something we think people will love!
    Why Going Organic Is A Healthy Must

    Why Going Organic Is A Healthy Must

    By Dr. Susan Blum

    One thing I’ve noticed when talking to patients is that, despite the prevalence of the word “organic,” many people don’t actually know what it means or are confused.  Organic produce is grown without conventional pesticides/herbicides, harsh chemicals or bioengineering while organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy come from animals that have been allowed to graze on pastures, are fed 100% organic feed and are not given growth hormones or antibiotics. As a result, going organic helps you avoid toxins, hormones and antibiotics which can negatively impact and disrupt the body in several ways.