Purification wrap-up (a little late!)

My Standard Process purification wrapped up a few weeks ago and time has not been on my side to post about it. So here’s how it went:

All-in-all I didn’t find staying on the program too difficult. The last few days of it were 4th of July weekend, so I had some mac-and-cheese at a party and then cheated a bit at our weekend in Edisto. The less I drank alcohol and the less I ate, the more I realized I did not miss it. I only lost 3 lbs, but honestly, I didn’t have a lot to detox in my organs, and I eat pretty clean, so that was to be expected. I still am dealing with a lot of the problems I had before, I’ll be working with someone to get to the root of the problem soon.

It’s been 2 weeks since I ended the detox and I found that having a few drinks or eating most foods, especially at a restaurant still makes me feel awful. Mark and I had a Sunday Funday last week. After a museum and a walk on King street we decided to go on a little pub crawl.
– We started with a beer and calamari at Amen Street…so tasty!
– then we went for the views and to soak up some sun and a Corona at the roof top bar at Market Pavilion
– we decided to keep it classy and go to the bar at Husk…a wheat beer from Holy City and some pickled fried green tomatoes were just amazing!
– After all that beer and food, we were hungry, so we went to the Bull Market on King for sandwiches. I figured I had so much wheat in the beer, who cares if I had bread too! Caprese sandwich was fresh and yummy, especially knowing I can’t have bread or cheese too often.

I actually didn’t feel bad until I woke up in the middle of the night with the sweats. For being cleansed and having 3 beers and restaurant food, I didn’t do too bad, but won’t be doing that for again for a while!

The pictures below are: Wine taps at Amen Street, View at Market Pavilion, my beer at Husk and the cute boutiques at Bull Street.

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Days 7-10 of Purification

First week and a few days under my belt!  In some ways I feel better, however I am still frustrated with my bloated belly.  I noticed that eating really well and feeling really crappy still made me bitchy 🙂  A few things that seemed to set me off feeling bad were sweet potatoes baked in olive oil and salt and brown rice pasta with broccoli, olive oil and sea salt.  So I think I’ll stay off olive oil and salt for a few days and see if that makes a difference.

Food was typical smoothies and veggies listed in other posts.  We had spaghetti squash with capers, roasted peppers and onions and sautéed garlic and tomatoes .  I love all the veggies, but the squash made me want to gag a little after eating a big plate.  Guess that won’t be a staple in my diet!  It’s really pretty though…


I have graduated rom taking 21 SP CLeanse everyday to now only having to take 10 SP greens.  I’m down 3 pounds, so 10 more to go to my goal!


Day 2 Standard Process Purification

Some yummy smoothies to be had today.  I can definitely taste the SP cleanse in there, it make it a little powdery, but they are still good.

Breakfast smoothie my honey made for me: 1/2 avocado, 1/2 banana, kale, mixed berries and SP cleanse

Snack: leftover green beans, asparagus and roasted sweet potatoes

Lunch smoothie: orange, 1/4 lemon, spinach, drizzle of honey, mint and SP Cleanse

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45 minute bike ride

Dinner: spinach, tomato, cucumber, lemon and capers with a side of sweet potato

I’ve been getting a little shaky around 7, so I took some Gymnema to even out blood sugar.  Seems to work.  https://www.standardprocess.com/Products/MediHerb/Gymnema-4g

45 minute walk

Late evening smoothie: spinach, cilantro, a few cubes of pineapple and SP cleanse.  It was a beautiful green color as well!

My belly is still real bloated.  I’m really hoping that diminishes soon.  I feel like if you stuck a pin in me I’d pop!!!

Day 1 of Standard Process Purification


The Standard Process Purification System Day 1 has started great!  I typically start my morning with a smoothie, so the only difference here was the added SP Complete which offers whole food nutrition.  I also took a whole bunch of supplements.  See the above link for the protocol.  I added some extras too: probiotic, tuna oil and Catalyn which provides all the vitamins and minerals we need.

(The links haven’t been working, so try this: https://www.standardprocess.com/Products/Standard-Process/Purification-Product-Kit-DF-Gastro-Fiber )


Breakfast: 1/2 banana, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 lime, blueberries, big handful of kale, handful of cilantro, 2 scoops of SP Complete


Lunch: smoothie ~ carrot, spinach, mint, a few frozen strawberries and 2 scoops SC Complete

Snack: cucumber

Pre-workout snack: banana

1 hour workout burning around 400 calories

Dinner: Mixed berries, mint and 2 scoops SP Complete, asparagus, green beans and onions sautéed with olive oil and sea salt


Easy Peasy!  Here’s hoping the next 20 days are just as easy!  Below are a list of symptoms, measurements and pictures of what needs to change.


excessive bloating, nausea, ravenous hunger, constant pain on left side of abdomen, constant ache in my throat/neck, low blood pressure, quick muscle fatigue, out-of-breath fast, irritable bowel, achiness, heart beats rapidly with salt intake, extreme pain and sickness sometimes after eating….oh yeah, and major brain fog…almost forgot that 🙂

*** With this being said, mind you that if I did not already eat clean and exercise regularly, I would most likely be obese with a whole host of major health problems.

Here’s my bloated belly:


…and what’s going on with my neck.  It’s always been the source of sickness, now it’s just kinda hanging there…


Throat issues: I had a lump in my throat it when I was little.  I remember the bubble gum medicine eventually made it go away.  In my 20’s it completely closed up, had to be rushed to the emergency room.  I was then diagnosed with hypothyroidism.  In my 30’s it was the start of sickness and would swell up.  In my 40’s..it has loose skin…really?  Ugh!

Weight: 128, really high for me.  I should be closer to 115, I’m 5’2.

Measurements: Neck 12.5, Chest 35, Waist 29, Belly 34, Hips 39.5, Thigh 22, Calves 13 and Arms 10.5

There, it’s all out there.  I hold my clients accountable, now I need you to hold me accountable! Thanks 🙂