but once they start cleansing, they become more aware
of how their bodies feel after eating certain foods
and being around certain chemicals. They also start
to note how they feel when they're with certain people
or watch certain TV shows or listen to certain music. (p. 15)
Clean, Green, and Lean: Get Rid of the Toxins That Make You Fat by Walter Crinnion (Hardcover - March 1, 2010)
I wasn't surprised by Dr. Crinnion's premise - that toxins in our food, water, and air can affect our health and make us sick. What surprised me was that he included people, what we listen to, and what we watch and do. This makes sense as there are situations that can make you edgy, nervous, and even cause aches and pains!
What the book suggests is that we eliminate physical and emotional toxins in our diet, our homes, and our environment in general. Starting with eating organic foods free of chemical preservatives, removing toxins and allergens from our homes, making our bodies free of "poisons" can make us less prone to allergies, depression, pain, and gaining weight!
This is certainly an interesting idea. Clean, Green, and Lean has healthy and thought-provoking tips such as
"An apple a day won't keep the doctor away - unless it's organic.""What to avoid in cosmetics..."
"Breathing (toxins) can make you fat."
"If it looks clean and smells clean, it may be toxic."
Eat more whole grain brown rice, greens, and special agents."
Protein Mango Smoothie with Yogurt:
Blend 1 cup organic low-fat plain yogurt with
1 cup frozen organic mango,
1 cup organic apple juice, and
2 scoops Amino ICG protein powder, with ice.
I found this a valuable book that I'll always have as a handy reference on my desk. An extensive list of notes at the end of the book support the book's research and ideas, plus gives a list of places to get furnishings that are allergy free, allergy free products, and green living ideas.
Besides giving us a list of indoor air pollutants from carpeting, solvents, dust, and more, the book talks a lot about foods - the good, the bad, and the ugly. It has recipes and a 14-day menu plan. I like how it combines green living with green eating and your overall health.
Thanks to Anna Suknov of FSB Associates for a review copy, sent to me for an impartial review.
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