21-Day Purification Program Q&A

This Q&A is for questions regarding the 21-Day Purification Program. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Allison at supportatpurificationsupport [dot] com.

 

Why can't I have beans if I can have lentils?

  • Lentils are high in protein, high in fiber and low in carbohydrates.  In addition, they are a low-allergy (antigenicity) legume.  
  • Beans, while healthy as part of a general diet, can be higher in carbohydrate content, thus interfering with weight loss, diabetes and blood sugar during the Purification Program.  They are also more likely to trigger food allergies as they have a higher antigenicity.

Am I allowed to have quinoa?

  • Quinoa is an excellent food with many health benefits. It has been mistakenly thought of as a grain but in fact is more related to green leafy vegetables like spinach and swiss chard. Unless directed otherwise by your practitioner, we suggest you reserve this excellent food for AFTER the 21-Day Purification Program. Quinoa is high in protein and fiber but also very high in carbohydrates.  The higher carbohydrate content could contribute to increased weight gain or blood sugar imbalance in some patients. (The high fiber and protein will likely negate this problem in most patients but we still suggest avoiding it for the 21 days).  So take this time to concentrate on the higher fiber/water cruciferous vegetables like brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, etc.

Can I have eggs?

  • 90 percent of allergic reactions in individuals are from cows milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat, soy, shell fish and nuts. Therefore, during the 21-Day Purification Program, we want to eliminate all known allergens from the diet - eggs being one of them.
  • We suggest that all patients avoid eggs. Whether or not to add in eggs would be the Doctor's call and should be based on each patient individually.
  • Eggs are beneficial and we want patients to enjoy the whole egg after completing the cleanse. With only 65 calories and 5.5 grams of protein, eggs are a wonderful food choice.

Why am I allowed chicken but no eggs?

  • Within animal groups cross-reactivity is not as common. For example, individuals who can't drink cows milk can consume beef and individuals who are allergic to eggs can eat chicken.

Why can I have butter if I'm not allowed to have other dairy products?

  • Butter is around 90 percent fat with virtually no dairy proteins which is what most individuals are allergic to. For this reason alone we allow butter. Butter is considered one of the good fats along with cold press olive oil, coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut butter and avocados. Eating these fats daily will help you to feel fuller and more satisfied.

How much water should I drink?

  • Water is essential; you need to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces everyday.  For example, a 150 pound adult would want to drink 75 ounces of water (150 pounds / 2 = 75).  This would be around 2 quarts (32 ounces in a quart).

What can I do for nausea?

  • Freshly grated Ginger made into a tea goes along way in helping to relieve nausea.

What can I do if I have a headache?

  • There are a few things you can do. First if you were a coffee drinker, you could sip on 1/2 cup of organic coffee (regular, not decaffeinated ) in the morning for the first 3 days. Most patients will find this to be beneficial.

Can I chew gum while on the program?

  • It is best to avoid gum while on the program.  Most gums will either contain 1 or more of the following ingredients, sometimes all of them: preservatives, artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, coloring.

If I am not allowed to have caffeine then why am I allowed to have green tea?

  • Green tea does have caffeine, but compared to coffee it is a small amount. Here are the numbers:
Beverage Amount of Caffeine per 8oz Cup
Coffee 60 - 120 mg
Green Tea 20 mg
White Tea 15 mg
  • In addition, green/white teas have flavanols and antioxidants that provide additional benefit during the purification program.

 

 

Some products say that I need to refrigerate after opening.  Is this really necessary?

  • Yes.  Refrigerating your products after opening assures that maximum potency is retained.

What if I forget to take my supplements?  Should I "double up"?

  • No never "double up" on your supplements.  Continue as if you had never missed a dose, even if this means you take them for an extra day or two at the conclusion of the program to finish off the bottle.

Can I continue to drink my shakes after I finish the program?

  • Yes.  You can continue to enjoy your SP shakes after you finish the program and in fact this is included as part of our post-purification recommendations to maintain a healthy diet.  For more information, see our section on Post-Purification and Continued Weight Loss.