Clinical Pruification Protocol BY STANDARD PROCESS*
Detoxification, digestion, and food sensitivities
While we’d like to believe that almost everything we eat is loaded with nutrients and essential fuel for our bodies the reality is that processed foods pale in comparison to whole foods when it comes to utrient density. Packaged foods that we buy in most of our grocery stores contain additives and preservatives. Processing and refining techniques rob precious nutrients, resulting in a finished product that may be devoid of key nutritional factors and the whole food matrix from which they originally came. The food chain has been contaminated with pollutants in the form of pesticides and herbicides, as well as toxic heavy metals that end up on out produce and that are stored in the fat cells of our animals.
The second toxic hit our bodies endure happens inside the body during the digestive process. Some people experience a strong, acute, allergic reaction to foods like, milk, peanuts, or shellfish – complete with hives, difficulty breathing, etc., while others may experience reactions to foods that are less obvious and can be more chronic in nature. We may be completely unaware that we are sensitive to certain foods, with reactions including headaches, abdominal pain, mood swings, or changes in bowel habits that may be remedied by identifying the cause, eliminating the irritant and improving the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. For whatever reason, we may have less of an intestinal tolerance for certain types of foods, and over time this may tax our detoxification mechanisms and affect our ability to maintain or obtain optimal digestive function.
Cleansing and revitalizing your digestive tract
In order to give your digestive system a break and help your body cleanse itself from the inside out, remove the following food items from your diet for a full 21 day period. Not only will this give your body a rest from digestive irritants, but it if you choose to reintroduce theses foods into your diet later on, you can do so one at a time. You will soon be able to tell if you are sensitive to a particular food by the way that you feel – your body’s natural wellness indicator. While on a purification program it is important for you to supplement your diet with nutrient dense foods and herbs that support all of the organs in your body that take part in the purification process.
What foods you should stop eating
For the next three weeks refrain from eating any:
· Wheat (only exception, organic sprouted wheat berries) · Dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.) · Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils · Refined sugars · Vinegar (except apple cider vinegar) · Caffeine (coffee, non-herbal iced tea, etc.) · Carbonated beverages · Eggs · Chicken or red meat (if you eat any meat, eat only wild game or hormone free lamb) · Peanuts · Alcohol (beer, wine, hard liquor, etc.)
If you are still hungry, increase your intake of whole food-based supplement shakes, fresh fruits, vegetables and plenty of water – at least eight glasses per day. Tip: squeeze some organic lemon into your water to add flavor and promote re-hydration. To help keep your body consistently focused toward the goal of purification, choose organically grown produce whenever possible.
What foods can you eat?
Become a smart shopper. Read labels and make sure you buy only those foods that contain none of the ingredients mentioned in the list above. For example, when you’re choosing a type of bread, make sure there is no wheat or refined sugar listed in the ingredients. Any other type of grain is acceptable. The easiest way to find these kinds of foods and to get a better variety is by shopping at a natural food store.
What to buy:
· Only distilled filtered or spring water · Fresh fruit and vegetables – organically grown, if possible · Brown, Thai, wild or basmati rice · Rice-based foods for example, rice cakes, crackers, bread made with rice flour, pasta, pancake mix, etc. · Non-medicinal herbal teas · Bottled fruit and vegetable juices, made from organically grown sources · Unheated cold-pressed flaxseed oil, hemp seed oil or oil blend that is high in essential fatty acids or olive oil.
Going through a clinical purification program definitely impacts your physical health, but as an added benefit it also provides you with the opportunity to “clear out” some of the mental and emotional “stuff” that may be slowing you down. As you place less of a strain on your physical body by mindfully supporting your body’s natural purification process, you will likely find that your thoughts are clearer and you are better able to handle stress. This transformation welcomes the opportunity to look at and release any excess baggage that may be keeping you from feeling optimal health. Take a walk with an old friend and share your thoughts experiences and feelings with him or her. Keep a journal and write down what you are feeling. Talk to a health counselor that you trust. Do whatever you feel comfortable and safe doing that will facilitate your emotional mental and even spiritual transformation.
Week One General · Avoid/include foods as specified above · Drink a whole food-based supplement shake before 2-3 of your daily meals · Exercise and sweat daily · Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day · Consider doing enemas, colon or systemic hydrotherapy, skin bushing or getting lymphatic massages · Mindfully address any mental, emotional or spiritual “issues” that come up
Follow a recommended clinical purification supplement program preferably using products include whole food and herbal ingredients, specific for addressing all organs that affect the purification process. Whole food-based supplemental shakes that have been clinically trialed and consistently demonstrate profound results.
Weeks Two and Three General · Avoid/include foods as specified above · Drink a whole food-based supplement shake before 2-3 of your daily meals · Exercise and sweat daily · Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day · Consider doing enemas, colon or systemic hydrotherapy, skin bushing or getting lymphatic massages · Mindfully address any mental, emotional or spiritual “issues” that come up
Follow a supplement program regimen that specifically addresses gastrointestinal function. A gastrointestinal/fiber product that includes psyllium, apple pectin, and fenugreek seeds that is proven clinically effective during the purification program.
Recommended shake recipe: · One scoop of whole food-based supplement shake powder · 1-2 cups water · ½ cup of your favorite fresh or frozen organic fruit (examples include berries, banana, peaches, apples, cherries) · 2tsp high quality oil (examples include flax seed oil, hemp seed oil or EPA/DHA fish oil)
Directions: Blend all ingredients together. Wait a few minutes and then add additional water and/or fruit until you achieve the desired consistency and flavor. You may make a large enough batch to last you 1-2 days, but make sure to keep it refrigerated and remix it if need be before pouring.
*Adapted from Dr. Gina Nick's book, Clinical Purification: A Complete Treatment and Reference Manual.