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Choosing Your Ideal Detox Program

As your acupuncturist in Pasadena, I’m always exploring ways to help you achieve optimal physical and emotional well-being. That often means venturing beyond traditional acupuncture treatments and delving into holistic approaches like detoxification and fasting. But with so much buzz around these practices, it can be hard to know where to start.  Today, I’m sharing my honest review of two popular detox programs: Standard Process’s Purification Programs and Prolon’s 5-day fasting protocol.

Standard Process:

As you all know, I am an avid fan of Standard Process’s 10-day, 21-day, and 28-day programs, which utilize whole-food nutrition to fuel your body and encourage gentle detoxification of the kidneys, liver, and colon.


It’s not about fasting, but rather providing your body with the optimal nutrients it needs to cleanse itself naturally. My husband and I swear by it – it’s a staple in our yearly regime! To learn more, check out 

this blog post.


This program is all about cellular-level rejuvenation through fasting. What’s nice is you do not have to plan any meals while doing the Prolon program. They provide you with pre-portioned meals for five days, minimizing prep and maximizing metabolic impact.

If weight loss is your goal, Prolon might be a better fit, as it can jumpstart your system like no other. But even beyond the pounds, the potential anti-aging and cellular cleanup benefits are fascinating!

Click here to watch the unboxing video

My Personal Journey:

Hearing my patients rave about Prolon’s benefits, especially improved mental clarity and digestion, piqued my curiosity. After doing some research, I embarked on a personal exploration of intermittent fasting. I eventually built my way up to doing 24-hour water fasts once a month, then took the plunge into Prolon. My thoughts and journey with intermittent fasting blog post will be available soon here!


The Prolon experience was eye-opening! While the first few days weren’t easy, pushing through the hunger led to a surge of energy, mental clarity, and a sense of empowerment I’d never felt before. I’ll admit that by Day 5, I was tempted to cheat but persevered, and there was even a slight panic when I realized I had to start planning my meals again. Not having to plan a single dish during the 5 days was very liberating. Read my detailed experience with the program here.

Choosing the Right Program:


  • Standard Process is perfect for those seeking long-term detoxification and sustainable dietary changes.

  • Prolon shines for those wanting a structured, short-term cleanse with potential cellular rejuvenation benefits.

Interested in learning more?

As your acupuncturist, I can help you navigate these options and tailor a plan that complements your acupuncture treatments for optimal well-being.


Schedule a consultation to discuss your individual needs and goals and discover the perfect detox path for you!


Stay tuned for the full blog post, where I’ll dive deeper into each program’s specifics, challenges, and results. In the meantime, share your thoughts on detox and fasting in the comments below!

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