Saturday, January 7, 2012

We have recently ventured on our second annual Standard Process Cleanse.  It is a 21 day purification program that helps you get to and maintain a healthy weight.  With a diet heavy in fruits and vegetables, this cleanse helps remove toxins from your body which can contribute to fatigue, weight gain, digestive problems and even a stuffy head.  The Standard Process cleanse stimulates detoxification specifically in the liver, kidneys and the intestines.

Find the full informational booklet about the cleanse here.

We were introduced to this cleanse by James Whittle of Blue Ridge Acupuncture Clinic in Asheville, NC.  He is also the owner of

Last year being our first year, our results included:

Julie went off blood pressure medication due to natural low blood pressure.
Rusty lost 15 pounds
We both had an overall feeling of energy and alertness
The most wonderful sleep and dreams that we’ve ever had

The results are dramatic, however, the 21 days can be a bit tough.  Our basic schedule looks like this:

Days 1-10 Food Schedule:

  • You can eat an unlimited amount of vegetables from the list of nearly 50 fresh vegetables and greens they include in the plan book.   It is recommended you use organic as much as possible and remember that a serving is approximately ½ C.

  • You should eat twice as many vegetables as you eat fruits.  Your fruits should be fresh or frozen only and be organic whenever possible.

  • Each day, you can also have ½ C of cooked rice or up to 1 C of lentils

  • Drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day and limit use of Olive oil to 4-7 teaspoons per day.

Days 11-21 Food Schedule:

  • Eat the same as days 1-10, however, now you can eat meats, including deep sea fish (such as Salmon, Cod or Sea Bass) as well as free range, hormone free, organic chicken.  You are allowed 2-4, 3 oz servings per day with half of those being fish.

Days 1-7 Supplement Schedule:

  • 2-3 Standard Process shakes per day(these are full of protein and can be mixed with your favorite fruits)

  • 7 Standard Process Cleanse capsules 3 times per day

  • 3 Gastro-Fiber capsules 3 times per day

Days 8-21 Supplement Schedule

  • 2-3 SP shakes per day

  • 3 Gastro-Fiber capsules 3 times per day

  • 5 Standard Process Green Food capsules 2 times per day

That’s right, you didn’t see any alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, nuts, seeds, dairy, grains (except for rice) or any processed foods included here!  That brings us to the top three things we usually miss on this diet: cheese, bread and beer!!

So, here we go!  Follow us over the next 21 days to see how we handle this journey.




Post a Comment