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What is Purification

Learn more. Read or Print the Cleanse Your Body Article as seen in the January 2008 To Your Health Magazine

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 overconsume 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. Our 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.

Weight Management

The National Institutes of Health (NIH); the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI); the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHSNES); leading medical journals; and the media all report that Americans are overweight in epidemic proportions. How did this happen? Americans consume large portions of the wrong kinds of foods, such as refined foods, and snacks loaded with sugar, instead of balanced meals that include good-quality proteins (fresh meat, poultry, and seafood), fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. These poor diet choices combined with a sedentary lifestyle cause weight gain, resulting in numerous health problems.

Many Americans address their weight issues by trying a quick-fix weight management program. Because these programs do not take into account the physiologic needs of the body, these dieters do not experience permanent success. In addition, many quick-fix programs are not designed to be practiced for an extended timeframe. Dieters who go on these programs become frustrated because eventually all the weight that was lost comes back.

The ideal weight management program takes time. It needs to be gentle, reduce excess fat stores, be high in fiber and low in fat, increase muscle, and ensure that the amount of metabolic energy being used is greater than the amount of calories consumed. All of this needs to occur without losing muscle mass, which can be maintained by consuming vital nutrients. Once the ideal weight is reached, maintaining it requires that the amount of energy expended is equal to the energy intake. Obtaining a proper balance is key.

Our bodies are like cars with a main fuel tank and a reserve tank. When one tank runs dry, the engine draws fuel from the reserve tank to meet its needs. Our bodies run in a similar fashion. Say for instance, a person walks on a treadmill for 20-30 minutes. During this time, they have burned off their main fuel-the sugar in their blood, liver, and muscles. Once that fuel is depleted, their body should turn to fat (the reserve fuel tank) for additional energy.

Healthy liver function supports the body in burning fat for energy. The nutrients and dietary recommendations in the Standard Process purification programs revolve around feeding the body the nutrients it needs to support optimal liver function. In addition to its role in fat burning, the liver also synthesizes fatty acids from amino acids and sugars and assists in producing lipoproteins, cholesterol, and phospholipids. The liver makes a substance called glucose tolerance factor (GTF) from chromium and glutathione. GTF partners with the body's natural insulin to regulate and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. The liver converts any sugars that are not required for immediate energy needs into glycogen and fat. Glycogen is stored both in the liver and in muscle tissue. The fat is deposited in undesirable areas.

Apply the Fundamentals

Incorporating proper eating choices and activity habits into your lifestyle are the only ways to maintain a healthy weight.

  • Determine your desired weight
  • Follow your recommended program
  • Get plenty of exercise

By following these three simple steps, you will be able to properly manage your weight. Once you reach your desired weight, you can incorporate some foods not listed in your program back into your diet—sparingly.

Do not expect instantaneous success—you did not wake up one morning instantly overweight, so it will take time to lose the unwanted pounds. Follow the Standard Process purification program that I recommend; and you will achieve effective, gentle, sustained weight management.

The Standard Process Purification Program

Standard Process realizes that every person is in a different place in his or her level of personal fitness and each person has different goals. That is why we provide you with two different programs to choose from. By working together, we will determine which program is best for you. It does not matter which program you choose; what is important is that for three weeks you follow the program in its entirety.

What to Expect During Purification

As you progress through your recommended purification program, you may experience some changes. As always, please talk with me 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 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 and 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

Upon the completion of your recommended 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 *

Read about the Standard Process® purification programs by clicking here

Purification Products Used

Our typical practice member learns about the relation of health to food intake and exercise and loses 10 pounds over 3 weeks.

This is the perfect program to complement our Wave Exercise Program!

Program content supplied by Standard Process, Inc.


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Karl R.O.S. Johnson, D.C., F.I.C.P.A., L.C.P.

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