Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind
Lose weight, increase energy and reverse illness.
Cleanses - They are the new buzz words of the diet and wellness industry. But exactly what is a healthy cleanse? Subsisting on a mixture of lemon water, cayenne pepper and maple syrup for 10 days? Or perhaps its eliminating all animal products and only eating raw veggies and fruit. In the book Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind, Dr. Jeffrey Morrison takes a long hard look at the most popular cleanses and shows you how to do a detox program that is not just safe and healthy, but also helps you lose unwanted pounds and gain a lighter sense of self.
Dr. Morrison's plan consists of 30 days that is meant to remove toxins from your body while restoring you with health and energy. Cleanse Your Diet, Clear Your Mind is divided into three parts: Identifying Toxins, How Toxins Affect Your Health, and the 30-day Detox Program. In each part, he shares cutting edge research with studies that show how toxins affect our health.
You begin the plan by taking his detox questionnaire and then move into his program, which shuns much of the Western diet main culprits like sugar, trans-fats, processed foods, processed meats and more. You will also learn his daily dozen, which are strategies for cleansing your diet and your life. Examples include drink only filtered water, avoid soy, swap sandwiches for salads and many others.
From suggestions like using natural cleaners, installing air and water purifiers to providing shopping guides for the most sustainable and safe fish and meats to eat, this book is as much a guide to healthy living as it is a weight loss plan.
Be prepared to stick to a strict clean eating plan for the 30-day plan, but if you can endure it, you will definitely revel in the results.
- Written by a medical doctor
- Avoids unhealthy foods
- Shows you the relationship between your environmental health and your physical and mental health
- Not just a diet, but a holistic approach to living
- Thirty day diet plan is very strict
The 30-day meal plan is a low glycemic clean eating regimen that has you shunning most carbs, except for those in certain vegetables, sugar, dairy and processed food.
You begin each day with the detox shake, which is a mixture of brown rice, pea or artichoke protein, cinnamon, ground flaxseed, lecithin and water. From there, a typical day is as follows:
- Breakfast: Detox Shake
- Snack: Half-cup of organic strawberries or 1 organic Bosc pear
- Lunch: Detox shake served with endive and dandelion green salad or detox shake served with one avocado sliced over an arugula salad.
- Snack: Celery sticks or one cup of steamed asparagus spears
- Dinner: Four to six ounces of red snapper, poached salmon or chicken breast served with steamed broccoli or roasted kale and mushrooms.
You are also encouraged to drink lots of water, get eight hours of sleep, avoid coffee and eat locally organic food whenever possible.EXERCISE
Exercise is not a focal point with the Cleanse Your Diet, Clear Your Mind plan. You are encouraged to exercise regularly in order to reduce stress, improve your metabolism, maintain muscle tone and improve mood, but it is not a hallmark feature of the program.CONCLUSION
Overall Dr. Morrison's book receives very high remarks for its holistic approach to health as well as the encouragement of eating an organic, largely plant-based and incredibly nutritious diet plan. But the plan requires discipline and a lot of it, especially since the eating regimen is quite restrictive. You will undoubtedly lose weight on this plan, but there is no telling what will happen once the month-long plan is up and you are left to your own vices.Common Misspellings
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