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Purification Program Diet


Nourishing yourself with nutrient-rich foods will provide the complex combination of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are needed to protect the body and promote optimal health.

Focus on Eating Right

  • Eat a variety of foods. Choose a rainbow of colors.
  • Eat frequently throughout the day to maintain a level blood sugar range.
  • Your health care professional may modify this program for your individual health needs.

Look for more delicious recipes specifically designed for the purification program in “One Degree of Change: A Guide to the 21-Day Purification Program,” by Georgia Nab, DC. You can order this book through your health care professional.

21-Day Purification Pantry


You can eat an unlimited amount of vegetables from the list below. (Use organic whenever possible.) Your vegetable intake should be twice the amount of fruit intake.

  • Average serving size = 1⁄2 cup
  • No dried or canned vegetables; frozen OK
  • Fresh juices made from vegetables allowed
  • Can steam or stir-fry most vegetables for 4 minutes over low heat, but best to consume half total vegetable amount raw
  • Fresh herbs and spices optional
  • Artichokes
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Bean sprouts and any type of sprouts
  • Beets and beet greens
  • Belgian endive
  • Bell peppers, any variety
  • Black radish
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chicory/radicchio
  • Chives
  • Collard greens
  • Cucumbers
  • Dandelion greens
  • Eggplant
  • Endive/escarole
  • Fennel
  • Hearts of palm
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce, any variety Mushrooms Mustard greens Okra
  • Onions
  • Oyster plant
  • Parsnips
  • Pearl onions
  • Pumpkin
  • Radishes
  • Rutabagas
  • Shallots
  • Spinach
  • Squash, any variety
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Swiss chard
  • Turnips and turnip greens
  • Wasabi root
  • Water chestnuts
  • Watercress
  • Yucca root
  • Zucchini


These fruits are just a sampling. Keep in mind that you should eat twice as many servings of vegetables as fruits—fresh or frozen only, not dried or canned. (Use organic whenever possible.)

  • Apples*
  • Apricots*
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Black currants*
  • Blueberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Cherimoya* (custard apple)
  • Cherry*
  • Clementine
  • Coconut
  • Cranberries, any variety
  • Dates*
  • Elderberries
  • Figs
  • Gooseberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes, any variety*
  • Guava*
  • Huckleberries
  • Jackfruit
  • Jujube
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Kumquats
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Loquat*
  • Lychee*
  • Mango*
  • Melon, any variety*
  • Mulberries*
  • Nectarines*
  • Olives
  • Oranges
  • Papayas*
  • Passion fruit
  • Peaches, any variety*
  • Pear, any variety*
  • Persimmons*
  • Pineapple
  • Plums*
  • Pomegranate*
  • Raspberries
  • Red currants*
  • Rhubarb
  • Sapodillas
  • Sharon fruit
  • Strawberries
  • Tangerines
  • Tomato
  • Watermelon*

*Fresh fruit can be a healthy and nutritious food with many vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fiber. Typically the recommendation to eat fresh fruit as your appetite dictates holds true for many people. But if you are above your ideal weight, eliminating higher-sugar fruits may be necessary. It is best to try to use vegetables instead of high-sugar fruits. Also be aware that for some people, fructose consumption may be a problem. Fruits that have a high fructose-to-glucose ratio should ideally be avoided. Therefore for these individuals, fruits with the * by them should be avoided or minimized.


Legumes and Pseudo-Grains

  • Average serving size = 1⁄2 cup cooked (measure carefully)
  • 1-2 servings of lentils or quinoa per day
  • Green beans
  • Lentils
  • Peas
Pseudo-Grains (Gluten-Free)
  • Quinoa

Oils and Fats

  • Average serving size = 1 teaspoon
  • Servings: 4-7 teaspoons per day
  • Should be cold pressed and unprocessed
  • Use high-quality oils
  • Avocado
  • Butter: organic, unsalted
  • Coconut oil: organic, unrefined, raw
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Ghee: clarified butter
  • Grape seed oil
  • Olive oil: extra virgin
  • Pumpkin seed butter
  • Sesame seed oil
  • Tahini (ground sesame seed)

Protein Sources

Lean meat and fish can be added on day 11. Servings should be roughly the size and thickness of your palm.

  • Average serving size = generally 3-5 oz. cooked
  • Total servings: 2-4 per day, with 1-2 servings being fish
  • Broil, bake, roast, or poach
  • No cured, smoked, or luncheon meats
  • Ask your health care professional about adding 2 scoops of Whey Pro Complete, a powdered protein supplement, to each SP Complete shake for additional protein. Whey Pro Complete can be added to shakes starting on day 1.
  • Fish: deep-sea (e.g., salmon, cod, or sea bass), not farm raised
  • Lean red meats: beef (grass- fed), venison, or other
  • Poultry (organic, free-range)
  • Wild game, any variety

Broths: ready-made, organic

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Vegetable


  • Coconut

Dairy-Free Milk

  • Coconut milk: unsweetened
  • Hemp milk: unsweetened


  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Curry paste
  • Mustard, Dijon
  • Seaweeds such as arame,
  • nori, or kelp
  • Vanilla extract

Raw Seeds

  • Flaxseed
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Poppy seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sesame seed


  • Basil
  • Bay leaves
  • Cardamom
  • Cayenne
  • Chili powder
  • Chives
  • Cilantro (fresh coriander) Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Cumin
  • Dill
  • Garam
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Mint
  • Mustard
  • Nutmeg
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Parsley
  • Pepper, black
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Sea salt
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
  • Turmeric

Sugars and Sweeteners

  • Bananas
  • Dates
  • Whole-leaf stevia


  • Apple cider
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Red wine vinegar
  • White wine vinegar

Spring Water

Drink more water. One of the most common symptoms of dehydration is feeling tired. When that tired feeling hits you in the middle of the afternoon and you begin to reach for a sugary drink, try drinking more water instead. You might discover that a healthy glass of water eliminates fatigue, makes you feel better, and helps you focus more sharply. The benefits of water are numerous—from cleansing the kidneys and supporting healthy skin to increasing concentration. Water keeps cells hydrated, helps maintain a healthy balance of body fluids, and supports healthy digestion and bowel movements. Ideally you should drink a minimum of half your body weight in ounces of water every day.

Refrain From Consuming or Using

  • Alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, or other stimulants (Taper off before you begin your program to lessen potential headaches.)
  • Nuts
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Grains (wheat, rye, barley, corn, rice, bran, bulgar, couscous, and semolina)
  • Processed or refined foods

For optimal results, follow the instructions given to you by your health care professional. Any changes or alterations may decrease the detoxification and weight-management benefit you can gain from the program.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.