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If you are like the countless Americans who enter into the New Year with the promise of a new diet regime, only to fail halfway through the month, then maybe it’s time to consider a different approach. Diets are often synonymous with the word FAILURE. Why? Instead of looking to change the way we eat and our approach to a healthy lifestyle, we want quick fixes that promise fast results. The effect is that we either fail or give up quickly, or we are successful for the first month or so, only to gain the weight back immediately after ‘going off the diet.’

In order to ensure success and see long lasting results, we need to approach this journey with the mindset of becoming healthier through better lifestyle choices and eating habits. To begin setting the stage for a successful and healthy journey, it’s sometimes necessary to first eliminate harmful, naturally occurring toxins from the body. The Standard Process 21-Day Purification Program (available in our office) can help you do just that!

Constant exposure to the foods we eat, products we use daily, and even the air we breathe can create a negative effect on our body and our health. Toxins can contribute to a range of conditions, including food cravings and weight gain, fatigue or difficulty sleeping, reduced mental clarity, low libido, joint discomfort, indigestion, and stuffy sinuses.

In addition, the average American diet is loaded with added and hidden sugars, unhealthy trans fats, nutritionally void processed foods, and immense portion sizes. Given this, you may not be consuming the correct amount of nutrients, and that can affect the normal functioning of the body’s detoxification pathways.

Why is toxin release so important? Naturally occurring toxins that build up in the body can adversely impact one’s health and well-being. The purification program provides a nutrient-dense menu, giving the body a break from the processed, sugary, fat-laden foods often found in the average American diet. This allows organs like the colon, kidneys, and liver to function more optimally. Purification can support healthy phase one and phase two liver detoxification processes, which cleanse the body of naturally occurring toxins.

The Standard Process 21-Day Purification Program isn’t just a cleanse diet. It’s a structured program that brings healthy lifestyle habits into focus. Unlike other programs, the purification program addresses multiple body systems. This whole-body, 21-day program is designed to purify, nourish, and help you maintain a healthy body weight by eating whole foods, exercising, drinking nutritious shakes, and taking supplements made with whole foods and other ingredients. Standard Process also makes a variety of supplements that can aid in your success on the program. Products like Gymnema can help with sweet cravings; Coleus Forte can help promote healthy digestion and cardiovascular health; and Spanish Black Radish helps induce the body’s natural detoxification enzymes (consult with Dr. Clark before adding any of these supplements to your program).

So where do you start? If you think you are ready to start your journey to a healthier lifestyle, the first step is to complete a toxicity questionnaire (also available in our office), in order to determine the level of toxicity in your body. Then, talk with Dr. Clark about the best purification kit and supplements for you to begin your journey.