Body Tonic: Practical Programmes for Perfect Wellbeing by Leon Chaitow
It is well known that the polluted environment and the food people eat can lead to reduced immunity and damage to the body. This book helps readers keep fit and healthy using: a lifestyle questionnaire to assess your toxin level; diets and therapies to become stress and toxin free; advanced detoxification programmes to improve health and fitness; the latest nutritional research on cooking and preserving methods; and the current facts and figures on pollution-related ill health. First published in 1990 as Clear Body, Clear Mind, this fully revised and updated book is a guide to healthy living for 1995 and beyond. The illustrated text explains how toxins enter our body, where they can accumulate and how they result in ill health. Part one explains how the body systems dispose of toxic waste. It shows how we can ease the stress of living in a polluted world by following a healthy diet and taking exercise. A detailed lifestyle questionnaire enables readers to assess their own toxin level. Part two recommends a personal detoxification programme based on the score achieved in the questionnaire. A choice of three programmes and a series of body-techniques are offered, setting the reader on a pathway to health and vitality. Part three gives guidelines on how to maintain a toxin-free lifestyle through food and exercise, relaxation techniques, water therapy and massage. There are also tips for cleaning up your personal environment by using non-toxic products around the home to help reduce your toxin intake.