After watching a recent episode of CBS Sunday morning that was focused on cancer, I have been inspired to share information about the importance of purifying the body. As humans we are exposed to many toxins on a daily basis. In fact, in the US we are exposed to even more toxins than other countries. The body struggles to metabolize all of these toxins and as a result we are seeing more physiological dysfunction and increased disease processes, including cancer, than ever before.
In 2015, Dr. Mercola, a highly publicized Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, wrote an eye-opening article stating that there are over 84,000 chemicals put into American food and products each year with minimal safety testing. This is a staggering number that exposes how little regulation the Food and Drug Administration of the US has compared to European countries. Although FDA approval is needed for the use of food additives, the studies used can be conducted by the companies seeking approval. In 2014, a Natural Resources Defense Council report stated “No other developed country that we know of has a similar system in which companies can decide the safety of chemicals put directly into food.”
Unfortunately, our exposure to these toxins is not limited to our foods. Products in the cosmetic and beauty industry are some of the worst offenders. Many researchers are attributing cosmetics, lotions, and other common household chemicals to the alteration of the endocrine system, which is responsible for how our hormones function in the body. Here’s a scary statistic: in 2010, the average age of the onset of puberty in girls was 10.5 years old. In 1860, the average age of onset was 16.6 years old. The cause: hormone-disrupting chemicals.
Clearly- we’re all exposed to toxins. So what can we do about it? We have an answer! Our beloved Standard Process Whole Food Supplementation Company has an amazing 21-Day Purification Program that focuses on cleansing the liver and purifying the body to help support the body’s natural toxin-metabolism processes. Subjectively, patients that have finished the Purification Program have experienced increased energy and vitality, less bloating, less brain-fog, better sleep, and weight loss. The dietary focus is rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins while avoiding the grains and processed foods. Coupled with whole food supplements that support various body systems, patients find the program to be motivational to change poor habits that have had a negative impact on their overall health.
To learn more about the program, check out this link! Standard Process has made it even easier by designing features like the Purification Program App and their 1-Degree of Change Cookbook. They also offer chocolate and vanilla flavored SP Complete mixes for the recommended smoothies which can help ease the transition to the altered diet. Check out the front desk area for information about our special gift offer for the first 5 people that purchase a Purification Program in the month of August!!