As I seem to always be on some kind of cleanse, naturally (no pun intended!) my favorite chapter was Chapter 3 Cleansing That Purifies. At a church we used to attend, every January would be Daniel Fast month. Like clockwork, the saints followed the 21-day Daniel Fast but did not take probiotics during the cleanse. Oh my goodness! I am so grateful that a friend pointed out to me why everyone was sick in bed the following month.
Yes, everyone looked quite holy and lost a few lbs. but it was a very brief mountaintop experience. Actually, 4 members under the age of 45, had to have their gallbladders removed after the 3rd diet. Toxins are now a reality as well as a decrease in digestive enzymes. Dr. Kline wisely points out so many necessities for our good health in this chapter.
My all-time favorite tip for natural sunscreen is in Chapter 5. Broccoli and Green Tea? Who knew?! D3 is so important and after reading this book, I can tell you that D3 proudly sits on my kitchen counter now.
Chapter 12 is basically an altar call. I could read this chapter every day! This chapter is so inspiring. For this reason, this book could be presented to groups of all denominations. I would pass this book along to a health conscious un-churched person. I may never get him/her to meet me at church, but I can bring church to them in Body Mind & Health!
You can find so many products and resources for healthy living in the Footnotes section. For this reason alone, this is an invaluable book for any library.
The author is all about the question. I really appreciate his provoking me to research, to dig and want to know more. I feel Christians (from my experience) tend to put western doctors on a pedestal. A doctor says to take a pill and they take a pill. A doctor says to get an operation so an operation is performed. Where is God in this decision making? More questions need to be asked. Some women in my small circle know now that I do not take drugs unless I am on life support or in extreme pain. Sometimes information is shared about an antibiotic being taken, etc. and I actually witness a hush as I begin listening. I am not judging, but I pray that Christians can take the blinders off when it comes to taking care of our temple! I know my mere presence during these chats can be slightly irritating. Oh well!
I cannot say enough about this amazing book. Please visit the author's website www.pacifichealth.com. You need this book! I will not even loan mine out. It is that good and so much more!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Pacific Health Center