Every ingredient in our juices and foods has a medical reason for being there. This is based on the principles of functional medicine and under the guidance of Dr. Susan Blum, a well-known expert in the field of functional medicine. All of our menu items have been developed in conjunction with Dr. Blum, who has tailored each for a specific therapeutic effect, based on the unique healing properties of the ingredients used. Each item on our menu is also deliciously and freshly prepared by our team of specially-trained chefs Lee and Darleen Gross.
Functional medicine is an approach that considers the whole person, not just your symptoms. In traditional medicine when you are ill or have a health condition, your doctor usually tries to figure out what diagnosis he or she can bundle your symptoms into. Typically, this is what determines your treatment. But in functional medicine, your doctor gathers information about you from your past (i.e. where you grew up, health history, traumatic events, etc.) and your present (i.e. your stress level, exercise regimen and relationships) and does detailed lab tests and a physical exam. Using this information, a functional medicine doctor tries to uncover the underlying cause of your symptoms. Then, he or she comes up with a personalized treatment plan that can include aspects of western medicine, such as prescription medications, as well as integrative elements like lifestyle changes, supplements, detox programs and, importantly, food as medicine. This food as medicine approach is the foundation of every item on our menu at Organic Pharmer.
Our goal is to create products from 100% organic ingredients. That said, if for any reason we can’t obtain an organic version of an ingredient, we will let you know.
We get most of our ingredients from local and regional organic farms and organic sources all over the world.
Yes! There is no dairy in any of our products. We make our yogurt from coconut milk, our almond milk from organic almonds and filtered water and our cheese from nuts!
Yes. Our entire product line is made with 100% gluten-free ingredients. However, while all items are gluten-free, some are produced in a facility that is not solely dedicated to gluten-free food. Every effort is made to avoid cross-contamination with the gluten-containing products that are produced out of the same facility. However, people with severe gluten allergies should use discretion when consuming our food and beverages.
HOW DO YOU CALCULATE THE NUTRITION INFORMATION?
Part of Organic Pharmer's mission is to provide accurate nutrition information for all of our products and recipes. Detailed nutrition information is available on our website and in our store(s), and is calculated using software linked to the USDA National Nutrient Database. These calculations are based on standardized recipes and not laboratory testing. As a result, the nutrition information we provide should be considered approximate and intended for informational purposes only. Consult with a nutritional or medical professional if you have specific/personal health concerns.
This refers to the way we make our juices and why we believe they are healthier. First, we cold-press our vegetables and fruits for the best tasting, most nutrient-dense juice possible. Second, we extract the healing essence of proprietary blends of organic and wild-crafted herbs, roots and flowers through the process of infusion, which has been used for centuries by practitioners of the traditional Chinese, Ayurvedic and Native American healing arts. Then, we enhance our cold-pressed juices with these medicinal-quality ingredients. All of our infused juices and beverages have been developed in conjunction with Dr. Susan Blum, who has tailored each for a specific therapeutic effect, based on the unique healing properties of the ingredients used.
Juices are blends of cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices infused with therapeutic herbs, roots and flowers.
Protein Shakes contain whole, organic fruits, vegetables and super-foods, like goji berries, hempseed, maca, lucuma, etc, that are combined in a high-speed blender until they are liquified. The shakes are then enhanced with our herbal infusions and enriched with the highest-quality sprouted brown rice protein powder.
Smoothies are frozen fruits and super-foods blended to-order into rich, thick and refreshing treats that are as delicious as they are good for you.
We do not use refined sugar in any of our food and beverages and instead rely on the natural sweetness of organic fruits and vegetables. However, we use small amounts of local honey, raw agave syrup, mineral-rich maple syrup or naturally sweet stevia leaf extract to sweeten some of our menu items.
All of our food and beverages have been formulated to keep the amount of sugar to a minimum. Generally, none of our juices or protein shakes contain more than 15g of sugar per serving. Some smoothies may contain more, depending on your selection.
All of our bottled beverages are best consumed as soon as possible. The shelf life is anywhere from 3 to 5 days depending on the product. We do not use any kind of pasteurization process to extend the shelf life of our products.
We do. Our delivery service is within Westchester, Greenwich, CT, Southern Fairfield County and NYC. Just place your online order at least 24 hours in advance of when you'd like it delivered and we'll make sure it gets there at your selected time of delivery. If you'd like it sooner, you can always order online and come by the store to pick up. There is a $60 minimum and $15 delivery fee to Westchester, Greenwich, CT and southern Fairfield county and a $100.00 minimum and $30 delivery fee to NYC. We ship anywhere in the USA when ordered through our website.
WHAT ARE YOUR STORE HOURS?
Rye Brook: We are open Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm Sat-Sun and Holidays 8am - 4pm
Scarsdale: We are open Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm Sat-Sun and Holidays 8am - 5pm
Yes, you can call or email us in advance for orders and delivery.
All online delivery orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance of the selected delivery time. Online orders that you're going to pick up at our store must be placed at least 2 hours in advance of pick up.
Please note that no changes can made to your order within 24 hours of delivery.
A full refund will be issued up to 4 days prior to the start of a cleanse; a 50% refund will be issued up to 2 days prior. No refunds thereafter.
Open and sealed juices and food cannot be exchanged once they have left the Organic Pharmer store.
For assistance or more information, call Organic Pharmer customer service during store hours at 914-481-4300 and one of our representatives can answer your questions.
Every day, we are exposed to toxins, which stress your liver, the body’s main detoxifying organ. A cleanse can help the liver do it’s job better by reducing the toxic load in your body.
Symptoms like fatigue, difficulty concentrating, trouble losing weight, painful muscles or joints, headaches, among others, may be a sign of toxin overload. This may mean that you will benefit from a detox program. We recommend doing this twice a year.
Our Cleanse PhilosophyUsing the principles of Functional Medicine, we have created two types of liver-supporting detox cleanses.
- The all-liquid cleanses include our fresh pressed infused juices, protein shakes and infused almond milks. Choose one day or multi-day packages.
- The food and liquid cleanses combine our nutrient-dense, fresh pressed juices and vegan salads and soups.
Principle #1: All food and drinks must be CLEAN. We define CLEAN differently than most: low in sugar, no added chemicals or dyes, gluten-, soy- and corn-free, vegan and organic.
Principle #2: All food and drinks must be filled with nutrients that help your body work better- this is food as medicine
Principle #3: A single or multi day cleanse must include everything your liver needs to clear out toxins.
No. The goal of the detox program is to support your liver and help it work better. To do so, you want to give it a rest from as many toxins as possible and alcohol is a toxin that stresses your liver.
We generally recommend stopping all caffeine, usually several days before beginning the detox. However, if this is too difficult, you can have weak black tea in the morning.