May 25, 2010

Clean, Green, and Lean by Dr. Walter Crinnion: Teaser Tuesday

Most people just don't pay attention to what they eat, 
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."
"Breathing (toxins) can make you fat."
"If it looks clean and smells clean, it may be toxic."
        "What to avoid in cosmetics..."
         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.
    Sounds good!

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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  1. Thanks for popping over to visit me...I cliked on your link but didn't i came over here by myself...
    I love the sound of the Mango Smoothie... I love Mango! Thanks for the info on the book ... might just go check it out! I need to make some changes in diet! Thanks
    Have a great day!

  2. Interesting. I've never really thought about "emotional toxins," but it makes sense. Good teaser!

  3. Oh, a mango smoothie sounds fantastic! I'm pretty sure I'll want one (like, WHOA) at about 2pm today...

    Great teaser! I think that any intense observation of our 'habitat,' as it were, will show that our body reacts differently to different stimuli. Some of it is definitely negative, too.

    Thanks for coming by my blog today!

  4. I so agree with what he's saying except for the regular working poor we can't afford to eat organic. Its too bad its so expensive! Great teaser and the recipe sounds yummy!

  5. I'd be curious to hear more about this one. Thanks for the info.

  6. It sounds like a great book - but organic food is just sooooo expensive around here. Hopefully it gets more reasonable as time goes on :)

  7. interesting teaser and post.

  8. I awarded you, 'cause you rock!

  9. I totally agree that "people" can be very toxic!


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