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The Benefits of Cleansing

Mar 31, 2021 09:31AM ● By Dr. Kristy Harvell
Although Americans currently spend 20 percent of our income on “health” care, somehow, we’ve managed to be one of the sickliest nations in the world. More than 80 percent of the U.S. population is overweight, and many suffer from heart disease, cancer and stroke. The World Health Organization attests that 75 percent of all American deaths are diet-related. All major health conditions are heavily influenced by our toxic environment, in addition to poor diet and lifestyle choices. The good news? Many ailments can be prevented and even reversed with easy-to-implement diets and lifestyle habits—beginning with a cleanse.

Whether it’s exposure to chemicals on the job, undue stress or repeatedly eating nutritionally void foods, our bodies are constantly being exposed to more toxins than they can eliminate.

Most people living in contemporary society could benefit from a cleanse, especially those suffering from any health symptoms that reduce the quality of their life. A whole foods cleanse, such as the Standard Process 21 Day Purification Program, is beneficial for replenishing and revitalizing the body.

Whole food cleanses are safe and effective at supporting the organs of detoxification. In addition to lifestyle choices, a good cleanse features a nutritious diet that focuses on a balanced protein, carbohydrate and fat intake.

What to Expect from a Cleanse:

~ Improved weight management

~ Increased energy and vitality

~ Better digestion

~ Less bloating

~ Clearer skin

~ Shinier hair

~ Better sleep

~ Clearer thinking

~ Decreased joint pain

~ Improved allergy symptoms

Most importantly, cleansers will welcome a new relationship with food that can easily be incorporated into everyday living.

 Dr. Kristy Harvell is the founder of Health by Design, located at 2002 Southside Service Rd. in Jacksonville. To sign up for the cleanse or to learn more about how she guides clients through the Standard Process 21 Day Purification Program, call 904-363-3374 or visit