NUTRITION & PURIFICATION
Nutritional scientists are continually discovering that micro-nutrients, both known and unknown, found only in whole foods are more essential to health than selected vitamins and minerals taken away from their complete food matrix.
Good quality nutritional supplements formulas should contain unique combinations of whole foods (whole plants, extracts and concentrates, and botanicals), which contain essential vitamins, phytonutrients, and minerals to provide optimal health. Ingredients should include cofactors and enzymes naturally occurring for optimal benefits.
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 everyday, 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 and does become overburdened. Purification offers your body additional support to expel natural toxins and normalize your weight, which is important to balanced health and vitality.
Toxins can contribute to a wide range of conditions:
- Stuffy head
- Fatigue or difficulty sleeping
- Digestion and other gastrointestinal problems
- Food cravings and weight gain
- Reduced mental clarity
- Low libido
Your toxic load is the amount of toxins that your body needs to process. By answering the following questions, you may gain some insight as to your current toxic load.
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?
Do you or have you eaten processed foods?
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. Your health care professional can help you assess your toxic load.
A purification program can have a significant, positive effect on the biochemistry of the body while allowing natural toxins and byproducts of daily metabolism to be eliminated. By participating in a purification program, you may notice the following:
- Improved weight management results
- Increased energy/vitality
- Better digestion
- Less bloating
- Clearer skin
- Shinier hair
- Better sleep
- Clearer thinking
- Disappearance or lessening of past conditions†