What are the benefits of purification?
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
- Increased energy/vitality
- Better digestion
- Less bloating
- Clearer thinking
- Clearer skin
- Shiner hair
- Disappearance or lessening of past conditions (PMS, digestive problems, etc.)
- Better sleep
Will this purification program help me lose weight?
By following the Standard Process Purification Program you will be working towards sustained, long-term weight management. The ideal weight-management system is not a quick fix but a long-term commitment. You will need to make lifestyle changes that will continue long after the purification process is completed.
Is exercise necessary? How much and what type is recommended?
Exercise facilitates the removal of toxins and helps maintain a healthy weight. It is recommended that you walk 30-45 minutes at least four days per week. Strenuous exercise should be put on hold during the 21-day program. Consult with Dr Simpson if you are on a more strenuous exercise program that you would like to maintain throughout the purification program or about resuming strenuous exercise during post-purification.
Can I take regular supplements/medication during the program?
Dr Simpson can help you decide what is right for you based on your health history, supplements/medications you are taking, and health goals. She also might recommend additional supplements to support your body while on the program.
What physical changes will I experience during purification?
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, generalized aches, itchy skin, rashes, or fatigue. These are normal occurrences and will subside in a day or two.
Please talk with Dr Simpson if you have questions about how you are feeling or what you are experiencing.
Why can’t I substitute different vegetables than what are outlined?
The vegetables are recommended because of their high nutritive value and their capacity to support detoxification.
What if I want to add more protein or fiber to my diet during or after purification?
Whey Pro Complete or Whole Food Fiber can be added to shakes or mixed with other beverages or foods.
Do the purification products contain gluten?
A list of gluten-free products is available. Gluten sensitivity is a complex issue. Due to differences in patient sensitivity, nutritional counseling from Dr Simpson should be individualized, and potential gluten allergies and/or celiac disease should be discussed before you begin the Standard Process Purification Program.
Why is there lactose in SP Complete?
Whey is a protein source found in SP Complete, and lactose is a nutrient found in whey. There is approximately 1/2 gram of lactose per shake. Try SP Complete Dairy Free if lactose is a concern.
Is the Standard Process Purification Program vegetarian?
It is vegetarian but not vegan.
What if I am allergic to certain foods on the list?
If you suspect you are having a reaction to a specific food, refrain from eating it and consult Dr Simpson about how to incorporate alternative food sources.
Is the purification program recommend for pregnant or lactating women?
No. More calories are required during pregnancy and lactation than are needed during the purification and for everyday weight.
If your little one is 6 months and older, contact Dr Simpson to join a modified purification program.
How do I keep the benefits after the program?
The logical next step after purification is the post-purification program. This will allow you to reach your new normal – the healthy way you will eat and live from now on.
How long will I remain on post-purification?
You’ll want to continue the things you’ve learned as you maintain your quest for better health.
What do I do if I have continued health issues?
You and Dr Simpson should work together during post-purification. She may recommend supplements that are specific to your health concern.
What if I am not losing weight during post-purification like I did on the purification program?
The post-purification program is a way to establish healthy eating habits not a weight-loss program. That said, many people will lose weight during both the purification and post-purification programs because they’re eating in a conscious, deliberate way. Healthy weight management is a goal that should be discussed with Dr Simpson. Some tips for healthy weight management are:
- Eat more vegetable than fruits.
- Have healthy snacks, such as fruits and vegetables, available at all times.
- Be aware of portion size.
- Don’t eat anything in excess. If you must have treats, record them in your journal so you can gauge frequency and how they make you feel
- If sugar cravings are a problem, ask Dr Simpson if there are any additional supplements that can help you.
What if I am struggling with the program?
Don’t give up! Changing eating habits is difficult, so don’t be hard on yourself. Look at each day as a new day. Whenever you get off track, just start over the following day. You can do it!