The Beauty Detox Solution: Eat Your Way to Radiant Skin, Renewed Energy and the Body You've Always Wanted
The Beauty Detox Solution: Eat Your Way to Radiant Skin, Renewed Energy and the Body You've Always Wanted by Kimberly Snyder
First off, Kimberly does not tell you that you must go Vegan. What she does do is give her opinion on meat. I feel her opinion on meat is rather misguided and harsh but that doesn't mean I mind those who have a Vegan lifestyle. Because I recognize and must fully disagree with Kimberly that humans are not meant to eat meat because we are omnivorous not herbivores nor are we carnivores. She uses carnivores to describe many traits of human verses hunter that are inappropriate. She almost gets it right when she compares us to the gorilla. What she fails to point out is that gorillas are omnivorous. They do in fact eat meat just not a lot of it.
That said, she has many many great points and tips in her book. Everyone seems so focused on her smoothie. This fits into the "quick fix" Americans are always looking for. Look beyond the smoothie people! She says we need to avoid sugar, GMO's, and go organic, eat more veggies and fruits. She even speaks about various foods and how we digest them. She says we are not supposed to eat beans. Though I don't agree entirely (for those who can digest them, beans should be sprouted before we eat them to make them more digestible). She does point out some beans that should be avoided entirely such as chick peas aka Garbanzo beans (ironically for those following a low FODMAPs diet, canned chick peas are one of the few beans that can be safely consumed). She is not fond of grains either. This is hardly off the wall since many nutritionists say most grains are bad.
Don't look at this book as a quick diet plan. Like the Master Cleanse or popular juice diets. This is not one of those books. If you want to go Vegan and raw you will adore this book. If you want to improve your health and wont freak out the second you don't agree with something she recommends you just might read the entire thing and come away enlightened.
Important points she makes (that I can remember): Organic is good. Non organic is bad. GMO's are very bad. Sugar is bad. Fruits and veggies are good. She prefers mostly raw, but not all raw. Avoid most meats but you don't have too. If you chose to eat meat chose organic pasture raised animals or better yet organic animals directly from your trusted local farmer. Dairy is bad. Raw dairy is not all bad (go local, organic, pasture raised). I agree with many of her points and many are backed by studies. Check out The Institute For Responsible Technology &/or The Organic Consumers Association (see resources) to get started. Another book you may find very enlightening is Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. Vegans please take note that Nourishing Traditions is not a Vegan book, but it is still a valuable resource. Sally Fallon shows the proper ways to prepare common vegan whole foods such as beans, grains, vegetables, and fruits for optimal nutrition and digestion.
As long as you are an open minded individual, no matter your food lifestyle you should be able to see at some point that this gal is on to something!
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