Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer. Vacation mode is over and it is time to get back into a healthier groove. Although this wasn’t the typical summer of socializing, back yard barbeques, and relaxing vacations, I suspect that, like me, many of you found it difficult to stay on track with healthy eating and a solid fitness routine. I know with the passing of Labor Day this year, our routines will still not be back to “normal,” but nevertheless it is an ideal time to find our way back to healthier habits. For me, this means getting my diet cleaned up and my body cleaned out.
I have found that the quickest and easiest way to cleanse and rebuild my body is through purification. A purification helps to remove toxins in the body that can build up over time and gets you back on track with a healthy eating program.
On a daily basis, we are exposed to thousands of toxins. There are toxins in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, the self-care products we use, and the materials that surround us. Additionally, our bodies make toxins as part of their normal metabolic process. The body can only handle so much and when toxins build up they can cause a variety of symptoms.
Signs and symptoms of toxic build-up can include:
- Stuffy head
- Brain fog
- Low energy or fatigue
- Physical aches and pains
- Weight gain
- Low libido
- Increased sensitivity to foods or chemicals
Not only can toxins make you feel miserable, but an accumulation of certain toxins can cause inflammation in the body, can interfere with the body’s endocrine and immune systems, and possibly contribute to cancers and neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Toxins can also damage our bones by altering normal bone turnover. The chronic inflammation often created by toxins stimulates osteoclasts, the cells that break down bone, resulting in bone loss.
When the body is functioning optimally and is not overloaded, it is able to prevent a build-up of toxins. Our liver is our primary organ of detoxification. It is responsible for breaking down the toxins so that they can be easily eliminated by the kidneys or intestines through urine and feces. However, if the body is overburdened with toxins or if any one of these organs are not working optimally, elimination is hampered and toxins begin to accumulate.
Interestingly, when overburdened our bodies store toxins in fatty tissue. Storing the toxins in fat protects the organs from their damaging effects. However, it also might make losing fat more difficult because the body doesn’t want to release the toxins and have them circulate throughout the body. Additionally, when released, the toxins can interfere with your metabolism, making it even harder to lose weight. A purification program that slowly allows your body to eliminate toxins may help you better achieve your weight loss goals.
The purification program I recommend is from a nutraceutical company called Standard Process. The Standard Processes Purification Program is not a super restrictive, harsh detoxification but instead supports your body’s natural detoxification process through food and nutrients. It focuses on providing your liver, kidneys, and intestines with the essential raw materials needed to assist in the natural process of toxin elimination. Our organs of detoxification thrive on the fiber, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals provided by the foods and supplements in this purification program. By supporting and boosting the function of these organs naturally, you can also prevent the metabolic dysfunction associated with toxin release.
Patients who have done the 21 Day Standard Process Purification Program routinely lose weight, and report having a surge in energy, mental sharpness, improved sleep, decreased cravings, and abundant vitality!
Ready to put your summer indulgences behind you and revitalize your health this fall?
Join me in a 21-day purification! Yes, I will be doing the purification alongside you and giving you support and guidance every step of the way.
Send me an email to let me know you are interested. I want to keep the group small so I can extend personalized attention…so space will be limited.
Not sure if you need a purification? Take the following Toxicity Questionnaire to see how you score.
September is the perfect time to cleanse your body and reset your eating habits to keep you healthy through the fall and for the long hall!
is a Physical Therapist,
Nutrition Consultant and
Doctor of Integrative Medicine.
She has been treating women with osteoporosis for over 30 years and is dedicated to helping people achieve
lasting good health and vitality.
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