Drop the Weight in 30 Days
When choosing to save the planet or save your life, most people would choose the latter. However, the book Clean, Green & Lean (Wiley, 2010) by Dr. Walter Crinnion, offers you a way to do both. Crinnion is one of America’s foremost authorities on environmental medicine and the director of the Environmental Medicine Center of Excellence at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona. In his words, the strategy for this book is a simple one: “Stop new toxins from coming into the body and get accumulated toxins out of the body.”
He lays out a plan throughout the book to accomplish these goals in four simple ways:
- Clean up your diet.
- Clean up your home environment.
- Use toxin-fighting supplements.
- Improve elimination.
With these four steps elaborated throughout the pages of Clean, Green & Lean, readers will be treated to broad brush concepts like avoiding reactive foods like wheat, sugar, and dairy, which commonly cause problems, to more specific strategies to avoid chemicals, like which plastic wrap is the safest to cover your food with (it’s a trick question—the best option is to never use them, but if you have to, use wax paper).
The book is divided into three parts, beginning with “Part One: Understanding and Overcoming Toxins.” This part is dedicated to teaching you how to reduce your toxic burden, and it goes into depth to explain what is called the “toxin-fat” connection. Readers may find this section disturbing when they learn how easily things like increased exposure to pesticides can lead to poisoning, weight gain, and increased risk of heart disease, liver disease, and cancer.
Part Two of the book explains the Clean, Green diet, what you need to get rid of to follow it, and which supplements are most effective in combating disease and cleansing your body. Headlining the list of Crinnion’s toxin-fighting nutrients are supplements that most Life Extension Magazine® readers are familiar with: vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, magnesium, alpha-lipoic acid, N-acetyl cysteine, and selenium.
In order to help readers capitalize on the information distributed in the first two-thirds of the book, Part Three lays out a blueprint for readers to follow to live a Clean, Green & Lean life. This includes a four-week plan to follow, as well as healthy recipes and a meal-by-meal fourteen-day menu plan.
Clean, Green & Lean is an eye-opening read that lifts the veil on the toxins that surround us every day. After completing this book, your perspective on everyday objects, from microwave-safe bowls, to cologne, will no doubt be changed…but so will your life, for the better.