CW Address Book: #Selfcare for January 2019
Inspirational talks, quick detox treatments, mindfulness places, and health gurus; plus a delicious food delivery to help kick-start a healthier you
DNA Testing from £350 and Vitamin Injections, from £49.99
Have you been you been guesstimating your vitamin requirements? Popping what a particular celebrity is taking or impulse buying on a BOGOF? Yep, us too. However, to put your best self forward this year it’s all about knowing your own constitutions’ needs – so it might be time to schedule a DNA Health test. A simple swab, results analysed and a meet and greet with Bianca Estelle at Vitamin Injections will put you on the right track, with unique recommendations personalised to your body and concerns. In our case, we needed glutathione (a super-duper antioxidant) and B12 boost, but yours, of course, might be entirely different. She also can administer the ‘Ultimate Shed and Shred’ injection to help kick-start a weight-loss regime or ‘Detox’ injections to boost energy, improve the immune system, leaving you looking and feeling your very best.
It’s a food delivery with a difference as everything included on the menu is anti-inflammatory and aims to stimulate metabolism, rest digestive system and increase energy levels. Expect to find goodies like baked citrus salmon with kimchi slaw and Thai vegetable curry to arrive at your door. Plus it comes with all the probiotics, vitamins and minerals to help to keep you balanced and full of bounce during the stint. When creating the 5 Day Plan, Rosemary Ferguson, ex-model and qualified naturopath and nutritionist says, 'I knew that I need an achievable time frame that would not be daunting but would give your body enough time to do its work to ensure everyone felt "Fresh by Friday".' If you would like to sample her mindful menu, she has teamed up with MatchesFashion.com and has opened a pop-up café at the fashion e-tailers HQ, 5 Carlos Place – it’s definitely food for thought.
Gazelli House, 174 Walton Street, SW3 2JL
17th January 2019, bookable 30-minute 1:1 sessions with Dr. McKee
Dr. Heather McKee is one of the UK’s leading lifestyle behaviour change specialist, lecturer, speaker, consultant and habit coach. Having studied behaviour and weight loss psychology for 10 years, her mission is to offer an evidence-based sustainable alternative to a wellness industry saturated with quick fixes and health fads. She says, 'I usually work with people who are tired of being confused about what works best for making changes to a healthier lifestyle. They’ve tried various things but can’t seem to make anything stick for more than a number of weeks,' says Heather. 'In particular, they are struggling to manage key health habits such as making healthy food choices, keeping up with an exercise plan, managing their stress or getting enough sleep.'
Equilibrium King’s Cross, R7 14-18 Handyside Street, N1C 4ND
From £25 per class, opening 14thJanuary 2019
Following on from their success in West London, Equilibrium is about to open a 5,500 square feet super gym in King’s Cross. Expect wellness workshops, tailor-made nutrition, and personal training and exercise classes with two expert trainers at the helm, (one teaching and one correcting form) in a cool, contemporary, mindful space. It’s the perfect environment to kick-start a healthier 2019. MD of Equilibrium Hannah Lanel says: 'Since the opening of Equilibrium in 2015 it’s been an amazing journey. This flagship studio will become home to a suite of comprehensive and completely integrated services designed to deliver physical and emotional release while providing the community a place in which to gather.'