Day-1 | A Day In My Life On The Standard Process 21-Day Purification Program
So today I started the Standard Process 21-Day Purification Program for my 9th time. I wrote about my original experience, summarizing it all in one blog post which you can read by clicking here. Since my original experience I’ve been counseling groups of 10-50 through the program and continue to work with people on an individual basis as well. Mothers-daughters, husbands-wives, you get the picture.
One thing I have consistently experienced is that everyone does well on this program. Recently a good friend of mine, who is a type II diabetic that for the past year was having to take insulin, actually stopped being dependent on insulin. You can read about his 1st week off of insulin by clicking here. He followed up with another blog after being a diabetic for 8 years and off insulin for 40 days. People do it for a variety of reasons, from wanting to lose weight or reduce their cholesterol, to learning how to control their diabetes or simply wanting to feel better and have more energy.
For me, it’s simply just time to do it again. I personally like to do this program every 6 months to get back to the very basics of clean-healthy eating. It helps me feel better, think more clearly, sleep better, digest better and gives me back that youthful energy that we seem to lose somewhere along the way.
So today ended day 1 for me. I woke up, took my 7-SP Cleanse capsules, made a mixed berry smoothie (frozen blueberries, blackberries, raspberries & strawberries), 2-scoops of SP Complete and 1-scoop of Whole Food Fiber. About 14 ounces of water and 1 little scoop of stevia powder.
My 10:00am in-between meal snack was simply 2-scoops of SP Complete in 14 ounces of purified ice cold water, (shaken-not stirred). At first it doesn’t taste great but you’ll get use to it. The SP Complete is a very nutritious shake mix but really doesn’t taste so good. That’s why I usually put a small pinch or stevia powder in it. But SP Complete is a great source of nutrients and protein while you’re on the program AND, it instantly takes away any hunger pangs you may be experiencing.
Lunch was around 12:30pm and was a simple organic mixed field greens with mixed veggies salad. Dressing was a balsamic vinaigrette that I use either grapes or a bit of stevia for sweetness. Here’s a link to the recipe video where you can watch me make it. Feel free to play around with the recipe. If you come up with something good, email it to me.
At 2:00pm I was getting a little hungry and in the mood for a snack. So I took a handful of carrot sticks and the vinaigrette for dipping and had at it.
3:00pm: started getting a mild bordering on moderate “detox headache”. Feels like a dull nagging ache at the right side of my neck extending up to the right occiput (where your neck connects to your skull).
Around 4:00pm I had another shake but this time it was one of my little variations. I mixed 2-scoops of SP Complete in 14 ounces of purified ice cold water, 1 pinch of stevia and 1 tablespoon of organic cocoa powder. This time I blended it up to help the cocoa powder dissolve and it made it a bit frothy. At this time, I took my 2nd set of 7-SP Cleanse capsules.
In between my meals and in between meal snacks/shakes I’ll drink 16 or so ounces of water. If no one has told you by now, here’s how you figure out how to figure out how much water you should be drinking daily (active athletes should consult their coach as your fluid needs will be different). In general, take your weight, divide it in half. Convert that number into ounces and that’s how much water you should drink daily. For me, 200/2=100. 100 ounces of water/day.
7:00pm: Dinner was eaten out. This could be a very difficult ordeal so you’ll have to speak up when it comes to eating out while on the 21-Day Purification Program. We went to a local place that serves some fairly clean food and I ordered some mildly sautéed julienne veggies in Olive Oil over a small amount of brown rice. I had about 4 forkfuls of the brown rice but devoured all the veggies. It was good, filling and satisfying.
In order to satisfy my sweet tooth, around 9:00pm I had a fig, 2 dates and a couple prunes.
10:00pm I had a hot green tea with stevia and sipped it as I watched a DVD and then I downed my 3rd and final set of 7-SP Cleanse capsules before going to sleep. Still have the “Detox headache”
I woke up at 5:45am, no alarm and feeling like I got a good night of restful sleep.
No detox headache!!!
Now that’s what I’m talking about!
Day 1 complete… onto day 2.
Find out more about the 21-Day Purification Program: www.21daypurificationprogram.com
Dr. Narson is a 2-term past president of the Florida Chiropractic Association’s Council on Sports Injuries, Physical Fitness & Rehabilitation and was honored as the recipient of the coveted Chiropractic Sports Physician of the Year Award in 1999-2000. He practices in Miami Beach, Florida at the Miami Beach Family & Sports Chiropractic Center; A Facility for Natural Sports Medicine.