MASTER YOUR METABOLISM: The All-Natural (All-Herbal) Way to Lose Weight

Lewis Harrison, Author, Sourcebooks Inc, Manufactured by . Sourcebooks $14.95 (320p) ISBN 978-1-4022-0056-4

Harrison, director of the Academy of Natural Healing and author of 30-Day Body Purification, offers a method for losing weight by increasing metabolism in a healthful way. The author advocates an integrated program that includes eating foods that reduce fat storage, combining foods that will burn more effectively, following an exercise regimen, adding fiber to the diet, and using herbs to promote thermogenesis (the burning of body fat). He also suggests detoxifying the body with herbs and spices to combat the effects of water and air pollution. Additionally, aromatherapy should be used to reduce food cravings and homeopathic flower remedies employed to decrease stress, as high stress levels are one of the factors that cause people to overeat and then gain weight. Harrison recommends following a natural vegetarian diet, enhanced by herbs and spices. This diet should be based on vegetables, freshly extracted juices, whole grains and a moderate amount of fresh fruits, protein and low fats. Alcohol, caffeine, and high-fat foods should be strictly avoided. Detailed information is provided on the particular herbs and spices to use in meal preparation, as antioxidants or as remedies for bodily disorders. Since this weight loss program is a dramatic departure from the diet most Americans follow, it will be of the most benefit to those who are interested in natural healing. Included is a useful 30-day menu plan with recipes. (Apr.)

Reviewed on: 03/03/2003
Release date: 04/01/2003
Open Ebook - 322 pages - 978-1-4022-2964-0
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