I am ready to change. Whatever has been holding me back physically, mentally, emotionally, I now release so that I may embrace my full potential.
2012 is not business as usual.
First, I should admit I love making resolutions and the start of a new year. I’m an organizer, a planner, and a list maker. But this year feels different. My plans and resolutions are clearer and more enticing. In fact, I’ve thought of little else as the new year approached.
It also occurred to me during my resolution making frenzy that I have learned a lot about natural health (beyond acupuncture and Oriental medicine) and experimented with quite a few healing modalities in the past twenty years and I want to share what I have learned with you.
My first resolution focuses on purifying my body. To accomplish this goal, I have chosen Standard Process’s 21-day Purification Program. And just so you don’t feel hoodwinked later on, I should make it clear – I do carry Standard Process in my practice. However, I am NOT a Standard Process sales representative or distributor.* What I am sharing here is my first hand experience with the program and how I have chosen to navigate the 21 days.
The idea of detox, cleanse, or purification often brings up a lot of questions. “Why would you do that to yourself?” I hear this question a lot. Or “aren’t you already pretty healthy?” Compared to whom? I’m shooting for my own personal best here. And that goal, I certainly have not achieved. More specifically, I would love to have more energy and to have fewer headaches. Both symptoms, I suspect are diet and lifestyle related. Purification is not about deprivation. I’m not counting calories here. I’m reintroducing myself to a variety of whole foods with all of their wonderful colors, textures, and tastes. Purification is about nourishing the body and living a fuller, healthier life.
During the program, I’ll eat whole, organic, unprocessed foods, take whole food supplements, and drink 64 ounces of spring water per day. Things I’ll be avoiding include: alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, nuts, seeds, dairy, grains (except wild/brown rice), and processed or refined foods. Don’t worry, some of these foods will be reintroduced at the conclusion of the 21 days. I won’t be saying goodbye to dairy, nuts & seeds forever.
My purification program officially starts Friday, January 6th. I’m in full on preparation mode. This week will likely be a flurry of blog posts as I fill you in on what I’ve done so far to get ready (both mentally & physically). I hope you will follow along with me over the next 3+ weeks as I prepare for and move through my very own resolution revolution to be happier and healthier in 2012.
Welcoming your comments, questions and support!
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