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The Importance of Whole Food Supplements

Wheat kernel comprised of starch and 
nutrient-rich bran and germ

Bran and germ are removed, resulting in primarily empty starch (flour).

Processed flour is bleached to improve the appearance and texture of consumer goods.

Bleached flour is enriched by adding in a few isolated B vitamins and iron in an attempt to replace what has been removed.

Nutrient-deficient consumer goods that have the ability to sit on a store shelf for an extended period of time are the final result.

As a nation, we eat poor-quality foods that have been stripped of nutrients.  We do not consume enough fresh fruits and vegetables.  Many of us get our whole grains from instant rice, refined wheat breads, pastas, and cereal. We eat a tremendous amount of prepackaged, pre-made meals. One-quarter of Americans eat at fast food restaurants each day. Americans are overfed and undernourished.

We eat plenty but we are still starving

The foods we eat are not providing our bodies with the nutrition it needs to survive and be healthy. We are starving our bodies and we are sick. We suffer from diabetes, heart attacks, obesity, and the list goes on and on.

There is good news

Given proper nutrition, the human body has an amazing ability to heal itself. If properly fed and given the right nutrients, the human body is designed to repair itself. To do so, we need to eat a healthier diet, exercise, and take high-quality supplements made from whole foods. Whole food supplements supply our bodies with nutrients we are not getting from our diet, all the vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and phytonutrients that foods possess in a way that nature intended, in a whole food form.

Only whole food supplements complete the nutritional gap

Whole food supplements are made by concentrating foods for use in supplements. When processed correctly, they supply a multitude of the plant's components. Foods provide nutrients that work synergistically. They work together to provide you with optimal nutrition for good health.

A word of advice: Not all whole food supplements are the same

Many whole food supplements available in today's marketplace range in quality. Companies are riding the wave of supplement popularity rather than focusing on commitment and quality.



Standard Process Purification, Cleanse, and Weight Management Program
Maintaining a proper weight gives your body the best opportunity to be healthy. This 21 day purification program is an effective way to lose weight, reduce cholesterol levels, improve lipid profiles, and support all of your organ systems that play a role in purification. The purification program is more than just a diet. It encourages patients to adopt a healthier lifestyle, which, in turn, restores wellness.

Standard Process Clinical Study
A research article published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine discussed the clinical effectiveness of the Standard Process Purification Program. The results from 28 chiropractic patients strengthened the theory that a calorie-restricted whole food diet along with supporting nutritional supplements, administered under the guidance of a trained health care professional, can support healthy serum lipids and weight. 

Purification Program Details
The 21-day purification program is so effective because it focuses on the whole person making better food and beverage choices, taking whole food supplements, reducing stress, and increasing exercise. The purification program is more than just a diet. It encourages patients to adopt a healthier lifestyle, which, in turn, helps them look and feel better.

This streamlined, easy-to-follow program emphasizes whole, organic, and unprocessed foods; whole food supplements; and water. Vegetables and fruit are eaten from days 1-10, with select proteins added at day 11. Whole food supplements taken during the program included: 

  • Standard Process Cleanse®
  • Standard Process Green Food™
  • Standard Process Complete™
  • Standard Process Gastro-Fiber®

Other supplements such as Whey Pro Complete, a protein powder with 15 grams of protein per serving, can also be added to the protocol to support purification.

Clinical Study Results
This retrospective case series supports the hypothesis that a nutritional purification intervention program emphasizing fruit and vegetable consumption, energy restriction, and nutritional supplements reduces serum lipids and weight. The study proved:

  • Significant reductions in total, low-density lipoprotein.
  • Very low-density lipoprotein, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglycerides were observed.
  • Serum triglycerides decreased from 116.3 ± 54.6 (mean ± SD) to 88.6 ± 40.5 mg/dL. 
  • Total cholesterol decreased from 223.3 ± 40.7 to 176.2 ± 30.0 mg/dL. 
  • Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol decreased from 145.7 ± 36.8 to 110.9 ± 25.3 mg/dL. 
  • High-density lipoprotein cholesterol decreased from 54.3 ± 14.6 to 47.6 ± 10.5 mg/dL. 
  • Weight for patients decreased from 191.2 ± 38.8 to 182.2 ± 36.3 lb.