Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Book Review - "The Daniel Cure"

Book Description from the publisher:

One of the most popular fasts in recent years has been the Daniel Fast, a 21-day period of prayer and fasting based on the Old Testament prophet's fasts recorded in Daniel 1 and Daniel 10.

The Daniel Fast is a partial fast, in which certain foods are restricted and others are consumed. This fast is similar to a 'purified' vegan diet; in addition to the exclusion of all animal products, no additives, preservatives, sweeteners, caffeine, alcohol, white flour, or processed foods are allowed. With the Daniel Fast people can eat as much Daniel-Fast-friendly food as they would like. Though most people begin the Daniel Fast for a spiritual purpose, many are amazed by the physical transformation that takes place. Many with high cholesterol experience a drop to healthy levels; people who have wrestled with weight issues are suddenly able to lose the pounds. The vast majority of participants following the Daniel Fast report a general sense of well-being and increased energy. Recent published scientific studies of the Daniel Fast have confirmed these findings, with additional benefits, such as a reduction in systemic inflammation, a reduction in blood pressure, and an improvement in antioxidant defenses.

The Daniel Cure will help readers take the next step by focusing on the health benefits of the Daniel Fast. By following the advice in this book, readers will convert the Daniel Fast from a once-a-year spiritual discipline into a new way of life that can begin any time of the year. In a nation suffering an epidemic of obesity and its resulting ills, The Daniel Cure may be just what the Great Physician ordered.

The Daniel Cure includes a 21-Day Daniel Cure Devotional, four chapters detailing the lifestyle diseases of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and inflammation, eleven chapters of recipes and meal planning advice, a recipe index, complete nutritional guidance, and an appendix detailing 'The Science behind the Daniel Fast.'

My Review:

"The Daniel Cure," written by Susan Gregory & Richard J. Bloomer, PhD, is a follow up and companion to The Daniel Fast.  This book is filled with details and information to prove how the Daniel Fast works and can be used all of the time instead of just the 21 days that the fast is designed for.  Many recipes are shared that fit in with this diet plan and a devotional is included to help encourage the individual along this journey.  This is an approach that has received a lot of attention and has many health benefits.  I love that the fast is described in detail and the benefits of this described at length providing a rationale for this way of living.  This is an excellent resource and a must-have for anyone and everyone considering this fast or way of living. 

*Thanks to Booksneeze for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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