Do You Need a Nutritional Tune-Up?
Most people find that as they get older, things start to break down. Perhaps they gain weight for the first time in their life. Or, they begin to have headaches, they can’t sleep well anymore, or they are starting to have aches and pains. Isn’t there anything we can do? Are we all doomed to continual degeneration and aging? No! Through a gentle purification, you can begin to reverse the tide.
Lorrie Medford, CN, CFT is an expert on cleansing and detoxification. She has personally followed a cleanse at least once a year for more than 15 years and has supervised more than 6,000 clients as they went through their cleanses. Additionally, she is the author of the book which describes this 21 day cleanse entitled, Why Do I Feel So Lousy? In this book you will discover:
*Why we really feel bad.
*How toxins affect our health.
*Why good digestion is vital to health.
*Why we really need fruits and vegetables.
*How to design your life for health and energy.
*Why everyone needs to cleanse.
What is Purification?
Purification (also known as detoxification or cleansing) is the process of addressing the natural toxins in the body. The liver, digestive tract, kidneys, bladder, lymphatic system, lungs, and skin are the major systems/organs that are involved in the neutralization and elimination of toxins.
Because we are exposed to high levels of foreign substances and over-consume chemically-treated, synthetically-produced food, extra purification is needed. The Standard Process purification programs utilize whole food supplements, pure food, and water to give the body the resources it needs so that it can purify and rebuild itself naturally. The programs place an emphasis on the liver and colon because these two organs play a major role in supporting the digestive system. The Standard Process purification programs will help you achieve a higher level of health by cleansing the body from the inside out. The foundation of the 3 week purification program includes eating whole, organic, and unprocessed foods; taking whole food supplements; and drinking plenty of water. It’s simple, yet clinically effective.
Toxins in Our Environment
As a society, we face increasing amounts of challenges in our environment. We encounter substances every day from the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink, including: medications, pesticides, heavy metals, fumes, synthetic materials, cigarette smoke, caffeine, preservatives, and much more. In addition to these environmental challenges, our bodies produce waste byproducts (such as ammonia, carbon dioxide, and free radicals) as a result of normal metabolism that need to be eliminated. If these toxins are not neutralized and eliminated, the result is sub-optimal health.
Do You Have Toxins in Your Body?
Think for a moment of all the foods and drinks you have consumed over your lifetime. The amount could add up to tens of thousands of pounds. Answering the following questions about that food may give you some insight as to your current toxic load.
- Do you or have you eaten processed foods?
- Do you eat non-organic fruits and vegetables?
- Do you eat meat and poultry that is not free-range?
- Do you consume genetically altered food?
- Do you or have you ever used artificial sweeteners?
- Do you drink soda?
- Do the foods you eat have preservatives, additives, dyes, or sweeteners added?
- Do you eat fast foods and/or eat out regularly?
- Do you charbroil or grill foods?
- Do you drink coffee regularly?
- Do you drink alcohol?
- Do you drink tap water?
If the majority of your answers are yes, then it is likely that your diet contributes significantly to your toxic load. In addition to your diet, you are also exposed to other irritants such as cigarette smoke, pollution, hair dyes, dry cleaning fluids, cosmetics, exhaust fumes, soaps, perfumes, cleaners, and drugs. This everyday exposure to these substances may have you feeling less than your best, experiencing:
- Food cravings
- Reduced mental clarity
- Low libido
- Weight gain
- Fatigue or difficulty sleeping
- Poor digestion
- What to Expect During Purification
As you progress through your recommended purification program, you may experience some changes. As always, please talk with Lorrie if you have questions about how you feel or what you are experiencing.
Some Benefits of Completing the Standard Process Purification Program Many people who complete the purification program experience:
- Increased energy
- Better digestion
- Less bloating
- Clearer skin
- Shinier hair
- Disappearance or lessening of past conditions (PMS, digestive problems, etc.)
Purification programs can have a significant, positive effect on the biochemistry of the body while allowing harmful toxins and by-products of daily metabolism to be eliminated.
Other Possible Changes
For some people going through the purification program, the frequency and quantity of urination increases. This is a normal reaction as the body begins to burn fat and natural insulin levels drop. This will level out after a few days. Some people also notice an increase in the quantity of bowel movements. This too is normal. Most people today have forgotten what a complete bowel movement entails. In rare instances, some people experience a throbbing sensation in the head, generalized aches, itchy skin, or fatigue. These are normal occurrences as the body detoxifies and will pass after a day or two.
What Purification Means for You
After finishing the program you will have a different mindset about food, your body, and your health. You may experience some or all of the following:
- Increased energy/vitality
- Improved health
- Weight reduction
- Improved digestion
- Improved physical appearance
- Removal of food addictions
- Clearer thinking
- Improved elimination
How Do I Get Started?
Cleansing your body’s detoxification pathways is like cleaning the air filter of your car. It is an important part of maintaining good health status, and feeling the best you can feel. Lorrie recommends completing the 21-Day Purification program twice per year. Click here to take a TOXICITY QUESTIONNAIRE to see how symptoms you have might benefit from a whole body cleanse. Lorrie will personally supervise your purification program and help you to fit it in your busy lifestyle. To get started with the program SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT with Lorrie today.
Click here to read about some of my clients experiences with the 21 day purification program.
Detox & Cleanse FAQ
Q: What are the benefits of this purification?
A: A purification program can have a significant, positive effect on the biochemistry of the body while allowing natural toxins and byproducts of daily metabolism to be eliminated. You may notice the following:
Improved weight management results
Disappearance or lessening of past conditions (i.e. PMS, digestive problems, etc.)
Q: How is this purification different than other cleanses?
A: This purification program is unique in that it stimulates specific detoxification organs in your body- the liver, kidneys, and intestines. By using whole food supplements to nourish and support your body’s natural detox pathways, your toxic load will decrease and your body will be able to concentrate its energy on purification and weight reduction. This cleanse is set apart from the others in that will not only transform your life and the way you feel from the inside out in 3 weeks, but open your eyes to healthier habits and a new way of thinking that will last a life time.
Q: Will this purification program help me lose weight?
A: You can achieve weight loss by eliminating high-calorie, refined, nutrient-poor foods. The ideal weight management system is not a quick fix- instead, it is a long-term commitment. You will need to make lifestyle changes that will continue long after the purification process has been completed. By following the Standard Process Purification program, you will be working towards sustained, long-term weight management. If more aggressive weight loss is desired, ask Lorrie for a more individualized plan to help you meet these goals.
Q: What do I do when I have to travel?
A: Here are some tips to help you stay on track:
Plan your strategy before you leave home.
When choosing a restaurant, select one that serves foods that are on the recommended list. This will curb temptation.
For added convenience, SP Complete and Whey Pro Complete are available in single serving packets. Ask Lorrie or her office for more details.
On the go shakes can be easily made with a bottle of cold water, ½ a banana, and some fresh berries shaken for 2 minutes in a travel sports bottle.
Q: What kind of changes can I expect?
A: Two of the main effects will be an increase in urination and bowel movements.
This is a natural effect of purifying and should not interfere with your daily activities. In rare cases, you may experience a throbbing sensation in the head, general aches, itchy skin, rashes, or fatigue. These are normal occurrences and
will subside in a day or two. Please don’t hesitate to call our office if you have
questions about how you are feeling or what you are experiencing.