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Cleansing 101 - Dr. Kristy Harvell

Updated: Nov 18, 2020


How do I know if I need a Cleanse?

  • Symptoms: Congested, difficulty sleeping, fatigue, hormone imbalances, low libido, infertility, irregular menses, dull hair, poor complexion, foggy thinking, bloating, constipation, chronic pain

  • More serious symptoms: chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, chemical or food sensitivities, sensitive to smells or supplements, depression, anxiety, allergies, asthma, Alzheimer’s, Autism, ADD/ADHD

  • Exposures: medications, chemicals in body and cleaning products, pesticides, smoke, toxins on job site

  • Diet: packaged, processed foods, refined grains, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, conventional produce

Don’t be a Statistic ☹

  • The U.S. makes up only 5% of the world population however, we consume 50% of the world’s pharmaceuticals

  • More than 2/3 of our population is overweight

  • Linked to the major killers: heart disease, cancer and stroke

  • All attributable to diet and lifestyle and therefore PREVENTABLE!

  • It is estimated that we currently spend 20% of our income on “health” care

  • Over 80% of Americans are overweight and 31% of us are obese

  • THE WHO states that 75% of ALL American Deaths are diet-related

  • Just recently, diet related deaths overtook tobacco as the leading cause of preventable death!

Weight loss is a $40 billion dollar industry with a 98% failure rate!!

The Real Problem:

Toxic environment

  • On a daily basis our bodies are being exposed to more toxins than they can eliminate.

Poor food quality and choices.

  • The nutritional value of the food that we grow has decreased drastically.

  • It takes 40 apples today to equal 1in 1920’s.

  • Our “filters” get clogged and our bodies can’t perform the way they were supposed to.

Overfed and Undernourished?

  • The US is one of the most overfed, yet undernourished nations.

  • Cooked foods depletes vitamins and enzymes

  • Soil demineralization from poor farming practices

  • Commercial foods stripped of naturally occurring nutrients and replaced with synthetic vitamins. ie: bleached flour

  • We eat the wrong kind of food (pH and Enzymes KEY)

  • Our bodies are bankrupt and need nourishing

  • Antioxidants needed to combat free radical damage are missing!

  • We Can Not get enough nutrients from our food

  • With all the chemicals and toxins in our environment

  • We must Cleanse, Replenish and Revitalize!

How Do We Get Toxic?

  • 4 billion pounds of toxins pumped into the environment every year in the US alone

  • 188 million pounds dumped into lakes, streams and rivers

  • Women absorb 5 pounds of chemicals every year from cosmetics alone

  • Propylene Glycol + antifreeze

  • 1/3 of all personal care products are classified as carcinogens

  • Solvents, emulsifiers, preservatives, pesticides, MSG, High fructose corn syrup, trans fats in our food!

  • avg. American consumes 150-170 pounds per year! Our ancestors consumed less in a year than we do in a day!!

  • Drinking 1 can of soda every day for 1 year = 16 POUNDS of sugar consumed.

  • 3000 chemical additives that are ALLOWED to be in our foods

The Real Solution:

  • Clean and Maintain: we change our water and air filters. What about our bodies?

  • Anatomy of Detoxification: Lymph, Blood, Skin, Kidneys, Liver, Lungs, Colon

  • So why would you only do a colon cleanse or a liver cleanse or a gall bladder flush?

Comparison on Cleanses:

  • Fasting: complete deprivation, detox rapidly therefore sever symptoms of detox, can be dangerous depending on medication use and health history

  • Juice Fasting: similar to above with more nutritional value, juices tend to be high in carbohydrate, only safe for 2-3 days max.

  • Colon or organ specific cleanse: see above!!

  • ***Whole Food cleansing*** no fasting, balanced protein, carb and fat intake, clean eating, supports Phase I and II of liver detox, support products for all of the organs of detox., changes relationship with food therefore instilling new habits, can be maintained

Misconceptions to Cleansing:

  • I will have to stay close to the toilet

  • I can’t work out

  • I will be too hungry

  • I will feel too restricted in what I can eat

  • I don’t like fruits and vegetables

  • I won’t have enough energy to perform my daily responsibilities

  • I will still have to cook for my family

  • I can’t cleanse because I take medications

  • I can’t cleanse because I have diabetes, thyroid disease, etc.

What You Can Expect:

  • Improved weight management

  • Increased energy and vitality

  • Better digestion

  • Less bloating

  • Clearer skin

  • Shinier hair

  • Better sleep

  • Clearer thinking

  • Decreased joint pain

  • Improved allergy symptoms

  • A new relationship with food that can easily be incorporated into everyday living!

If I told you there was a way to reduce your symptoms in HALF, What would it be worth to you?

Standard Process 21 Day Purification Program

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