It is like redecorating with the same old furniture. Things are moved around so they look and feel different, but are really the same.
Toxins or xenobiotics are generally fat soluble, meaning they are stored in fat cells of the body. The more fat that our bodies contain the more likely we are storing toxicity in the body. Phase two liver detoxification allows for the conversion of the most harmful toxins into a water soluble form, so they can be eliminated effectively and permanently from the body.
I have done my share of research and have found the Standard Process Purification Program meets the goals to safely, gently, and effectively detoxify the body. What I like about this program is that it lasts for three weeks (this time frame is great for changing habits), is not based on deprivation (you can add in meat and fish after the 10th day and good fats like oils, etc.), is a phytonutrient, whole food based program with nothing synthetic or processed, and it supports both phases of detoxication.
This process has been studied and peer reviewed in a journal. The conclusive results showed an average weight loss of 9-15 lbs. for men, 6-9 lbs. for women, and a significant reduction in cholesterol (on average 30 points), as well as lipid (fat) profiles. Many patients of mine have great success stories with the standard process purification program, but I'll tell you my favorite one.
Standard Process Purification, Cleanse, and Weight Management
Maintaining a proper weight gives your body the best opportunity to be healthy. This 21 day purification program is an effective way to lose weight, reduce cholesterol levels, improve lipid profiles, and support all of your organ systems that play a role in purification. The purification program is more than just a diet. It encourages patients to adopt a healthier lifestyle, which, in turn, restores wellness.
Standard Process Clinical Study
A research article published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine discussed the clinical effectiveness of the Standard Process Purification Program. The results from 28 chiropractic patients strengthened the theory that a calorie-restricted whole food diet along with supporting nutritional supplements, administered under the guidance of a trained health care professional, can support healthy serum lipids and weight.
Standard Process Purification Program Details
The 21-day purification program is so effective because it focuses on the whole person making better food and beverage choices, taking whole food supplements, reducing stress, and increasing exercise. The purification program is more than just a diet. It encourages patients to adopt a healthier lifestyle, which, in turn, helps them look and feel better.
This streamlined, easy-to-follow program emphasizes whole, organic, and unprocessed foods; whole food supplements; and water. Vegetables and fruit are eaten from days 1-10, with select proteins added at day 11. Whole food supplements taken during the program included:
- Standard Process Cleanse®
- Standard Process Green Food™
- Standard Process Complete™
- Standard Process Gastro-Fiber®
Other supplements such as Whey Pro Complete, a protein powder with 15 grams of protein per serving, can also be added to the protocol to support purification.
Clinical Study Results
This retrospective case series supports the hypothesis that a nutritional purification intervention program emphasizing fruit and vegetable consumption, energy restriction, and nutritional supplements reduces serum lipids and weight. The study proved:
- Significant reductions in total, low-density lipoprotein.
- Very low-density lipoprotein, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglycerides were observed.
- Serum triglycerides decreased from 116.3 ± 54.6 (mean ± SD) to 88.6 ± 40.5 mg/dL.
- Total cholesterol decreased from 223.3 ± 40.7 to 176.2 ± 30.0 mg/dL.
- Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol decreased from 145.7 ± 36.8 to 110.9 ± 25.3 mg/dL.
- High-density lipoprotein cholesterol decreased from 54.3 ± 14.6 to 47.6 ± 10.5 mg/dL.
- Weight for patients decreased from 191.2 ± 38.8 to 182.2 ± 36.3 lb.
Patient Success Story
One of my patients who did the Standard Process Cleanse last May came into my office with severe fatigue, total cholesterol of 310, and was taking three drugs for asthma. She did the cleanse and her cholesterol went down to 240. She lost 16 lbs. and she was able to stop taking two of the three drugs she was taking for her asthma.
The reason her asthma improved is because her organs of elimination were alleviated of toxic burden. They could function much better after the cleanse. Her new found energy and improvement was really wonderful to see!
We rely on our bodies for the entirety of our lives, and it is important that we nourish and help keep it running smoothly. Some people take better care of their cars (with regular oil changes), bicycles, or subway cards, then they do of their own bodies. If you decide to do the Standard Process Purification Program, please contact me, and take the time during the cleanse to be gentle with yourself, and to use it as a time to reflect.
Furthermore, you may want to meditate, journal, get bodywork (massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, energy work), as it may be a time of great emotional releases. The mind and body are interconnected and the release of toxins from the body may encourage these emotional releases. As you clear the body of toxins, the mind, body, and spirit gain a greater sense of clarity!