Check out what the Holistic Homestead is reading this month!
At first glance, Everyday Detox is really just a recipe book. Sure, the recipes are simple, wholesome and they look delicious, but how can that help me to detox when our environment is so inescapably toxic – from GMO contamination to prolific pesticides, pollution in our food and water and don’t even get me started on the toxicology of modern pharmaceuticals! My training taught me that the best response is cleansing twice a year that is equally as drastic: fasting, juicing, and taking herbal supplements to draw out the heavy metals and chemicals built up into the nooks and crannies of our bodies.
Judging Everyday Detox purely by it’s cover, I didn’t give this book much credence. So I set it aside and
stared at the cover photo of a roasted veggie pizza garnished with fresh arugula, crumbled feta and drizzled with olive oil…until I couldn’t stand it any longer – and I had to peek inside.
As it turns out, the author Megan Gilmore is a lot like me. Young, enthusiastic, and passionate about healthy living and preventative medicine. It even turns out we share some similar addictions as I recently read in her refreshingly candid blog:
“Three days doesn’t leave you with much time to crash diet to look camera-ready, either. The “old me” probably would have tried to do a strict juice fast or eat low-carb to look as skinny as possible on camera (since it supposedly adds 10 pounds), but this experience proved to me that I’m in a much better place than I used to be– I had no urge to do anything crazy, and I didn’t feel the need to stress eat, either. As a former binge eater, this was huge for me!”
click here to read the entire review…
Coming soon: Kill the Silence by Monika Korra
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