Renew Your Mind, Cleanse Your Body, Heal Your Spirit
Laura Harris Smith, Certified Nutritional Counselor, has written a thoroughly cleansing read, no pun intended. This book combines a safe, not radical dietary detox combined with spiritual insight. The author lays out a 30 day plan which includes specific scriptures and prayers for each day as well as a meal plan.
Ms. Smith speaks from her own experience in writing this book. She was raised eating homegrown vegetables and fruits. She did not grow up on processed foods. Her father always told her to "eat the rainbow" of vegetables and fruits. She tells her story of having children and in her busy life, she more and more chose processed foods. The foods that are in "boxes, bags or cans that sit in the middle of your grocery store." "Dead food" as opposed living foods which line the walls of the store. She advises that if we would eat more of these foods, mainly produce, meats and dairy, we would be healthier.
She found herself in the habit of not getting enough sleep, eating poorly, not exercising and not being well. She accumulated a sleep deficit that landed her on the brink of adrenal failure. She was dabbling at good health, not making it a priority. This describes many of us; we keep going with lack of sleep, fast food, less exercise than we should and being basically not well as our "new normal."
The author has outlined a way for us to change all of that with a change to the way we look at food and our health in general. In this book she outlines a 30-day plan to detox safely and sanely which will put us on the right path to physical and spiritual health. Have you ever thought you really need to get some exercise, make wiser choices for dinner, and read your Bible more? This plan will start new habits for you that will last a lifetime.
The plan is radical, I don't deny that. But it is so worth the 30-day focus on your mental, spiritual and physical health that I urge you to give this an honest effort. I feel certain you will not be sorry.
The book is divided into sections titles like Health-Related Toxins, Relationship Toxins, Financial Toxins. Each day is detailed with spiritual toxins, corresponding emotional toxins and a correlating physical detox. Specific internal organs are cleansed with each day's food. She lists what to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner with a mid-morning juice or smoothie and an afternoon snack, ending the day with a nightcap (a healthy one!) Laura also advises that if you have activities and obligations coming up such as weddings, reunions, etc. that you wait for a month when you don't have a lot of obligations. She does however tell you how you can keep those commitments while on the plan, if need be. Simply put, this is a great book. The caveat is this; be ready to change your life if you read this book.
I give The 30-Day Faith Detox five stars! If you would like to know more, check it out at
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I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Chosen Books for the purposes of an honest review. These words are my opinion.
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