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book review

Grail Springs Holistic Detox

For Mind, Body & Spirit book by Madeleine Marentette review by Karen Williamson

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Why detox? In their purest form, our bodies are intricately and efficiently designed to protect us from everyday toxins with our own built-in filter systems in the colon, kidney, liver, lungs, lymphs and skin. Unfortunately in today’s world, toxic substances come at us from all directions: the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, the cleaning products we use, and as a result, our bodies have a hard time keeping up. Toxins build up in the body faster than they can be removed, contributing to premature aging and chronic conditions. Grail Springs Holistic Detox is a guide to achieving a healthy and balanced life, integrating body, mind and soul. It outlines, in simple achievable steps, the best way to assist your body’s natural self-cleaning system. The key is the ‘whole person’ approach with a focus on changing diet, periodic cleansing, and personal reflection. Unlike many wellness how-to volumes, this book is a surprisingly good read, infused with the author’s lust for life. Through her own personal journey to wholeness and healing, Madeleine Marentette shares her unique perspective on health and promotes understanding through practical application. The message is consistent, positive, and motivational without preaching. Madeleine emphasizes the importance of pH balance guide you on your personal quest for wellness and the acid/alkaline approach to diet and she explains it with a simplicity that makes it obvious. Before beginning a detox program, the reader is cautioned to enlist the support of a naturally-minded health care professional and also the endorsement of his or her household – wise advice! The book is full of practical tips like these to help ensure success including simple solutions to eliminating some of the most acidic foods in our diets, for example, replacing white sugar with maple syrup and white table salt with pink himalayan salt. The book is also a visual treat with lush photographs and elegant design, featuring easy to interpret diagrams and charts, helpful quick reference shopping guides, graphs, recipes and prose to live by. Whether you are looking to kick-start your own quest for good health or you want to enhance your established wellness values, Grail Springs Holistic Detox For Mind Body & Spirit is a gorgeous and inspiring addition to your library! Madeleine Marentette, Canada’s “Queen of Detox,” operates Grail Springs, a luxurious wellness centre in Bancroft, Ontario, where she shares her secrets to living a healthy, vibrant, and brilliant life with hundreds of guests every year through diet, exercise, and reflection.


Healthy Living Now - June 2012 Issue  

June 2012 issue of Healthy Living Now