The holidays are an indulgent time. With all the parties, get-togethers, celebrations happening, we often tend to indulge ourselves more than we would during other times of the year. Sometimes the holidays can leave you feeling bloated and a few pounds heavier. With that in mind, it is the perfect time to start planning on a January Purification Program.
You may be wondering, "Why would I want to do a Purification program?"
Purification, also known as detoxification, can help you remove natural toxins from your body and help maintain a healthy weight. We are exposed to external toxins continually, including pollutants, pesticides, and chemicals. Internally our bodies produce waste byproducts as a result of normal metabolic function. Although your body is designed to rid itself of these toxins naturally, it can become overburdened. Purification offers your body additional support to expel natural toxins and minimize your weight, which is important to maintaining your health and vitality.
Toxins can contribute to a wide range of conditions:
There are approximately 80,000 chemicals registered for use in the U.S.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that hundreds of these chemicals are present in our bodies. Research has shown that many of these chemicals can disrupt our immune, endocrine, nervous, and reproductive systems. The following are examples of external and internal toxins.
Air and water pollutants
Household cleaning products
Pesticides and herbicides
Preservatives (especially from food)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals. Atlanta (GA): CDC, 2009.
How do I determine my toxic load?
Your toxic load is the amount of toxins that your body needs to process.
Do you or have you eaten processed foods?
Do you eat non-organic fruits and vegetables?
Do you eat meat and poultry that are not free range?
Do you consume genetically altered food?
Do you or have you ever used artificial sweeteners?
Do you drink soda?
Do the foods you eat have preservatives, additives, dyes, or sweeteners added?
Do you eat fast foods and/or eat out regularly?
Do you charbroil or grill foods?
Do you drink coffee regularly?
Do you drink alcohol?
Do you drink tap water?
If the majority of your answers are "yes," then it is likely that your diet contributes significantly to your toxic load. Beyond diet, many external toxins, such as perfumes, cleaners, and pollution, add to your load.
How do internal organs assist in purification?
The Purification Program stimulates specific detoxification organs in the body-the liver, kidneys, and intestines. With help from these organs, your toxic load will decrease, and your body will concentrate its energy on purification and weight reduction. This will help you achieve optimal health by cleansing the body from the inside out.
Join us in a January Purification Program!
We will be heading up a large group effort Purification Program in January. It is a 3 week challenge that will purify your insides and help you shed a few holiday pounds as well. You will start the New Year feeling and looking great! We will be supporting you through the process and we will all be doing it together. We will have weekly meetings, and support blogs to help you along the way. We will be taking sign-ups throughout the month of December. Space is limited, so give Suzanne a call today at 425-827-0334 to get on the list*.
* A commitment deposit will be required to put your name on the list
This is not a diet. It is a cleansing and purification program.
Dr. Teresa Richter
Dr. Teresa Richter is a graduate of Bastyr University. She completed her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine as well as a Bachelor of Science in Herbal Sciences at Bastyr University.