Books on how to detoxify are everywhere these days! From best sellers written by celebrities to freebie ebooks on Amazon’s daily list, it seems like you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting one. (I had to find a reason to use that phrase after listening to Brene Brown’s experience with it. Like her, however, I don’t actually advocate tossing cats around – alive or dead! – for obvious reasons.)
I’ve never understood the compunction to buy health books authored by celebrities with no actual training in health or nutrition. Being photo-shop gorgeous and richer than God from one’s unholy acting talent is fine, but it really shouldn’t qualify someone to give health advice.
But if I advocate not choosing books based on how famous the author is, and you’ve gotten too many lemons rummaging the freebie rack at amazon to trust those offerings, what DO I recommend? Allow me to suggest my (aptly named) favorite: The Detox Book.
No, it doesn’t have a fancy name or flashy cover, but it holds it’s own in the areas that matter! Namely:
- Breadth. From kidney stones to parasites to fasting to juicing – if it’s related to detoxification and you’re curious about it, you’ll find it here!
- Depth. It may be written in an easy-to-follow voice, but don’t let that fool you. The Detox Book not only tells you how to do something, but digs into why it works.
- Safety. As you’ve already seen if you’ve checked out any of the early posts in this series, there’s a lot to consider before you jump into any detox. Many people aren’t healthy enough to safely detox, or put themselves at risk by trying to detox too hard too fast. This aspect goes unaddressed by an appalling number of books on the market, but not this one! The safety, timing, and considerations associated with each type of detox are appropriately covered so you have the information you need to make safe, smart decisions.
As an added bonus, the book isn’t new (the most recent edition was published in 2011), so you can easily pick up a copy used or for your Kindle without paying a fortune. (The Kindle version is $10.)
Do you have a favorite resource for information on detoxing?