The Clean Detox
When I heard about Alejandro Junger’s detox book, Clean, I didn’t run out and buy it. I have read a ton about detoxing, completed about 8 cleanses, and already understand and believe in the benefits. As a matter of fact, one of the cleanses I did was a Junger cleanse I found on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop blog about a year ago. It was a short 5 day cleanse, and although I felt great after, I felt like the recipes were labor intensive (but yummy!). I wasn’t sure I needed another book to convince me…
After hearing a little buzz about it amongst my friends, however, I couldn’t stand it. I had to read it.
And I am so glad I did.
I have gotten a lot of comments from readers and friends that go something like this: ”What’s up with the cleanses? Sounds a little hoopy doopy to me.”
I try to explain that a detox is a time when you give your digestive system a break so that your body can fix itself. If your body is constantly busy trying to digest food (and thoughts, for that matter) then it doesn’t have the time to repair damage and flush out toxins.
If you give your body simple, clean food in smaller quantities, the digestive system can be freed up to do some great work for you!
I won’t try to convince you or write a lengthy article on all the points, because Junger’s book does it all for me. It is the most thorough, easy to understand, and compelling books I have read on detoxing. It basically takes all of the articles and books I have read on cleansing and wraps it all up in one.
So, if you are curious about detoxing (and you should be if you have allergies, stomach problems, joint pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, lethargy, headaches, depression, or any other suspicious symptom you just can figure out the cause) GET THIS BOOK! It will enlighten you the gut’s incredible importance: if it is compromised by an unhealthy diet, disease starts showing up all over the body. And often the symptoms don’t seem remotely related to digestion!
Ok, I’m off to start detoxing! I’ll be doing Junger’s cleanse and posting periodically about it. And if you have read any of my old cleansing posts, you know I’ll tell you all the gory details…