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Nutrition

Here at Align Chiropractic we believe in a whole body approach to health care. Providing your body with the best fuel is an integral part of your health. We offer quality nutritional supplements from some of the most renowned companies including Standard Process and Metagenics. 

 

We keep a small stock of commonly used supplements in the office, but are able to order nearly any supplement, protein, vitamin, detox program and more that you may need! 

If you are interested in adding supplements to your overall health and recovery process please ask your provider for their recommendations and any questions you may have regarding them. The market is saturated with supplements at every corner drug store and grocery store. While these are convenient options and not all bad, making sure you spend your money on quality supplements with the right active ingredients, and appropriate shelf life is worth the investment. While sometimes more costly, these supplements are proven to be quality products that your body is able to absorb and put to good use in your health and healing!
 

We use a program called Fullscript that allows your provider to create an individualized profile for you and tailor recommendations of supplements to your specific condition or concerns. From this profile you can then choose what fits your price range and lifestyle within those recommendations and have the supplements shipped to the office or directly to you. Fullscript gives you the comfort of knowing these are quality products that have been well researched and are usually equal to market value or cheaper! 

Standard Process Purification Program

 

The Standard Process Purification Program is a 21 day plan that focuses on cleansing the body of toxins and 'resetting' your metabolism using whole food nutrition and supplementation to support these processes.  

21 days:

  • Weight loss reported between 5.2 and 19.9lbs (average 11.7 pounds)

  • Decreased BMI between 1.3-4.2 kg/m2

  • Waist circumference decreased an average of 1.3 inches

  • Total cholesterol levels decrease 11-77mg/dL

  • LDL decrease 7-67mg/dL


Why should you do it?

1. To lose weight or maintain a healthy weight

  • Even under the supervision of a physician it is unsafe for overweight-obese adults to experience weight loss greater than 3.3 to 5.5 pounds per week on any diet or weight loss plan.  Please be wary of weight loss programs that promise greater losses.  


2. Prevention of chronic diseases associated with being overweight or associated with high cholesterol (I.e. Cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, and various types of cancers)

  • Almost all of the participants of the study reported improvements in energy levels, weight management control as well as gastrointestinal health.


How does it work?

Nutritional supplementation throughout the 21-day process includes:

  • 7 days of a cleansing supplement (SP Cleanse) to detoxify your system, balance hormones, and jump start your metabolism

 

  •  21 days of a fiber supplement (GastroFiber) containing oat bran concentrate and apple pectin

    • Increasing dietary fiber above 22g/day is associated with decreased total cholesterol and LDL (the bad type of cholesterol).  

    • Oat bran is a great source of phytosterols which are demonstrated to reduce cholesterol as well as triglyceride levels.

 

  •   14 days of SP Green Food, a supplement high in prebiotics as well as probiotics.

    • Balancing your gut flora with pre- and probiotics helps you better break down fats, better absorb the nutrients you are eating, and improve your overall immune system.   


Research shows that weight loss plans are most effective when they promote healthy weight loss, improving lipid profiles and insulin levels, inducing metabolic adaptations (changing your metabolism), and reducing oxidative stress (detoxing).

As always the most important factor in weight loss is YOU.  You must have the desire to be dedicated to adhering to a 21-day plan as well as ready to accept changes in your long-term lifestyle and eating habits.  Your dedication is essential if your goals are sustained weight loss and long-term health benefits.

Committing to give your all and investing in the Standard Process Purification Process does not stop there.  The doctors at Align Chiropractic are there to help you step-by-step and answer any questions you may have as well as to support you and hold you accountable for sticking with the program to reach your goals.  Support may also be found on the Align Chiropractic Blog where you can read about Dr. Allison’s experience with the process.  If you follow Align Chiropractic on Pinterest, you will have access to an abundance of cleansing recipes.


Evidence on the efficacy and safety of the Standard Process Purification Program:
Callahan E. Changes in weight loss and lipid profiles after a dietary purification program: a prospective case series. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. 2013;12(1):30-38. doi:10.1016/j.jcm.2012.11.004

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